Meanwhile, some of us were still in school at Gray Industries at Detroit, General Motors at Flint, Michigan, Engine School at
Camp Edwards, Hall-Scott Plant in Berkeley, California, and Higgins Industries at New Orleans. Some of us were navigation students at Harvard University and at Camp Edwards. Dr. Bok's and Miss Wright's
informal classes will be remembered by those who were fortunate to have them as instructors.
Colonel Colby M. Myers succeeded Colonel Esposito as our "Old Man" on 19 April, and it was through his efforts that we
received a thorough knowledge of the basic principles of amphibious operations. In fact it was he who prepared the seven technical training guides which served as our bibles.
It wasn't long before we were making excursions to, and raids on, such places as Coonamessett, Coffee House, The Seven Seas, and
other elite clubs. Our boots and shoulder patches were trademarks which became even more famous than the Smith Brothers' labels.
Our first baptism under fire came when we were all processed through the infiltration course for the first time. Coupled with
the fog, cold wind, rough water, and wet nights at sea in our open boats, this was our life at Cotuit.