Well. I wasn't Sgt Pepper...
Truth be told, it was Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Cochran who bellowed, "Platoon 1085, DISMISSED!!"
I graduated from Boot Camp 20 years ago today.
I hope I served well enough that the "Old Breed" would have been proud to serve with me. I am happy to see that the "New Breed" is serving so well that I wish I was 18 again so I could serve with them.
"New Breed, Old Breed. It doesn't make a damn bit of difference as long as it's Marine Breed" - Lt. Gen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
Semper Fi, my brother!
ETA: 15 years ago today I was finishing up first phase and getting ready for 1st Phase Drill, 1st Phase junk on the bunk and heading up to Camp P.