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Any Navy Veteran who served from 2-Sept.-1945 to 26-Dec-1991, prevented World War III for 46 years. We must never forget those who did pay the Ultimate price with their lives. USS Scorpion SSN-589, and many others. I Salute your Bravery.....

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Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans

Started by Jerald Terwilliger. Last reply by Dave "Rock" Cowles Feb 21. 15 Replies

All Cold War Veterans- this can be very important to you the ships most of us served on containeda lot of asbestos, and we were all exposed to it 24/7…Continue

Cold War Service Medal-2015

Started by Jerald Terwilliger May 7, 2015. 0 Replies

On April 28. 2015 Congressman Steve Israel(D NY-3); as he has for the last several years, along with Congressman David Jolly (R-FL 13) and seven other cosponsors introduce H.R. 2067 The Cold War…Continue

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What Military Awards Did You or Your Unit Earn

Started by Jerald Terwilliger. Last reply by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES Jul 7, 2014. 4 Replies

Hope someone finds this information helpful. American Cold War Veterans Blog JerryContinue

2012 Senate NDAA has a provision for Cold War Service Medal

Started by Jerald Terwilliger. Last reply by Philip Schroeder Aug 2, 2013. 13 Replies

Now we have a provision in the NDAA and two stand alone bills American Cold War Veterans Blog

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Comment by James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired on October 3, 2017 at 12:04pm

I was in from 1977-1998. While on USS Midway CV-41 (77-79) we had Russians around all the time while we were in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific. We had Russian Bears flying over LANUCH the Alert Five! We had Russian spy ships follow us, trying to pick up our trash. Russian Ships going in circles around us when we un-rep. I remember the blue outfits they wore Blue shirts and shorts. Later on I got to go on one of their ships in San Diego (After Cold War ?) What a hunk of Junk....... US Navy # 1

Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on June 23, 2017 at 11:46am

thank you for accepting me 

Comment by Wm. E. Gardner on October 2, 2015 at 5:34pm


Comment by John Kellett on October 1, 2015 at 5:27pm

Wm. E. Gardner was in around the same time as me.  However, I didn't serve on a tin can, just travelled on them from Guantanamo Bay to Jamaica for Liberty.  I was in GTMO from 1960-62 and our only liberty was when a tin can would ask the Commandant for a liberty trip to Jamaica.  The Commandant would approve the weekend trip only if they would take some of  the Base Personnel with them.  I got to go on 4 weekend cruises in my 2 years.

Comment by Wm. E. Gardner on October 1, 2015 at 4:47pm

Welcome aboard . served 59-63 tin can navy. semper fortis

Comment by Ronald C. Brabbin on September 26, 2015 at 6:32pm

served from June 1950 to September 1954.  In Japan 1950 50 1954

Comment by Richard Cummings on June 26, 2015 at 5:03pm

May 1970 - February 2007 (3 yr break in service). It sure did go fast! Enjoyed nearly every assignment and most of the good people I met along the way!

Comment by David W Asche on August 7, 2014 at 2:06pm

You can get one of those Cold War medals at 

They have real good service.  I got a miniature one for my hat.

Comment by Kenneth Reno on July 27, 2014 at 12:29pm

Thank you for letting me join your group

Comment by Jerald Terwilliger on May 15, 2014 at 7:33pm


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