Bio: Potocnik, Burton J. (Basic Training Graduate – 1966)
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Sep 1966
Seaman Recruit Burton J. Potocnik, 21, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Potocnik of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), has been graduated from nine weeks of Navy basic training at the Naval Training Center here.
In the first weeks of his Naval service he studied military subjects and lived and worked under conditions similar to those he will encounter on his first ship or at his first shore station.
In making the transition from civilian life to Naval service, he received instruction under veteran Navy petty officers. He studied seamanship, as well as survival techniques, military drill and other basic subjects.
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