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  • Friday, January 26, 1968: Recruits arrive at NTC to begin "boot camp" training
  • Monday, January 29, 1968: Primary training phase begins for Company 68-089, which is housed in new barracks at Camp Nimitz
  • Tuesday, January 30, 1968: The Tet Offensive begins in South Vietnam
  • Sunday, February 18-Saturday, February 24: Service week in chow hall at Camp Nimitz
  • Monday, February 26: Advanced training phase begins for Company 68-089; company poses for group photos and moves to barracks located on main base
  • Saturday, March 16: Senator Robert F. Kennedy announces his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President
  • Saturday, March 30: Boot Camp liberty for Company 68-089
  • Sunday, March 31: Graduation; President Johnson announces he will not seek another term as President
  • Monday, April 1: "9-5" Day; newly-graduated recruits leave NTC for boot camp leave and new duty stations

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