Points of interest in the Canal Zone
Military pictures I was stationed in the canal zone back in 1967>1970 at the COCO SOLO Naval Station (Atlantic side) which was suport for a Naval Security Group Activity named Galate Island. There are a bunch of older pictures at the above link .I'll dig out some other links to the mess that place has become in the near future and add them as we go.Read more…
Stanley, was your liberty situation any better ?? I doubt it ...
Richard Bowman: I was there at the same time. I was on the USS Churchill County LST583
Made the crossing during the Panama crisis '64, I believe. Liberty was restricted and all we had was a large field behind the warehouses at the pier for a ball diamond etc., and we built our own bar .. called "Frenchman's Rusty Roof Saloon". The situation in DomRep later wasn't much better ..
Passed through the canal in 1997 during Counter Narcotics Operations
Crossed the Ditch in 66 on our way to Viet Nam--on the USS MAZAMA AE-9