Disturbing! How does one get 7 rows of ribbons, without any combat? Oh, she showed up for work most of the time (4 rows), is female (2.5 rows), and possibly a minority (.5 rows). Did I get that right? Admiral Michelle Howard, U
Ahoy Shipmates. My Name is John Boatwright Jr and went to "Boot" in San Diego from Aug - Oct 1978. I was in the Drum and Bugle Corp. The problem I am having is locating any photos of the company. I don't remember the Company Number. I am trying to lo
On April 1959, I joined the Navy in Corpus Christi, Texas. I was sent to boot camp at San Diego. From there, I went to Hospital Corps school at USNH Balboa. I was there from July 1959 through November 1959. I was then sent to USNH Portsmouth, VA
As an interesting aside note, when I applied for Medical Laboratory School, I did not have enough time left in the service to get the school. I needed to extend my enlistment for a year. However, through a series of screw ups, the extension was ne
Within a few years after leaving the Navy I became a civilian recruiter, and I've been doing that ever since. I have a very interesting assignment for a retired E-6 or above who served on a Virginia Class boat as TMOW and Conventional Weapons Handler
I served active Navy '68- '72. Is is appropriate to wear my Pea Coat with my rank and rating still sewn onto the sleeve? I understand that current regs don't provide for any ranks etc. on pea coats. Thanks for any input. CTI2 E.A. Madsen
Hi Vets. My name is Jerry Rish. I served on the USS Truckee from 1977 to 1980. I worked in the boiler room. Since I have been out of the Navy, I have worked at an industrial boiler repair and installation company.