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Naval Base Guantanamo, Cuba GTMO


Naval Base Guantanamo, Cuba GTMO

Veterans: 64
Latest Activity: Apr 24

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hats, jackets from gitmo

Started by Ernie Rossi. Last reply by Doug Nichols Jun 3, 2013. 1 Reply

My Time in GTMO

Started by John T. Rubbo May 11, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by John Kellett on August 7, 2013 at 3:38pm

The picture of the Admin Building is very familiar.  I worked in the Naval Station Personnel Office, which was to the left as you came through the main entrance on the first floor.  The Radio Shack was next to the Personnel Office.  I used to participate in the raising and lowering of the flag that is in the picture.  I was there in 1960-62.

Comment by Gary Lennert on August 7, 2013 at 10:55am

White Hat Club 1964. This was for the enlisted personal that were on ships. There was an 18 wheeler truck rebuilt as a bus that carried them back and forth from the docks to the club. On the base, we used to call it the "cattle car".

Comment by Gary Lennert on August 7, 2013 at 10:51am

Rear Admiral John D. Bulkeley posing in front of the new water plant, sometime mid/late 1965.

Comment by Gary Lennert on August 7, 2013 at 10:43am

This is one of two houses that we got moved to after we got thrown out of the Bay Hill Barracks for being too rowdy. We were working very long hour and would come back to the barracks at midnight or later and not want to sleep…

Comment by Gary Lennert on August 7, 2013 at 10:38am

Admin Building, Admin Hill. This was taken from our back yard sometime in late 1964.

Comment by John Kellett on August 4, 2013 at 10:21pm

Edward Staples, if you are planning to attend our 2013 reunion in Chattanooga, please register soon.  You can obtain details about the deadline at

Comment by Edward Staples on August 3, 2013 at 10:52pm

John Kellett I missed your reply to my post some time back, Sorry. I might look into a reunion at some point that sounds fun. Thanks


Comment by John Kellett on August 2, 2013 at 9:30am

It would be great if I get to meet you in October.  Enjoy the summer, Gary!


Comment by Gary Lennert on August 2, 2013 at 6:54am

John, I see you were at Willow Grove. When I went off active duty in '66, I joined the reserves in Buffalo. I transferred to Navel Air because the week-end warriors worked better than going every Wednesday. We used to fly S2's to Willow Grove. I went there several times for schools. I remember sitting in the "19th Hole" a bit. The last class I went to there, I was the only enlisted person in the class. It proved to be an interesting couple of weeks. I'll look at October. I've been gone more than home for the last two years.  --  Gary

Comment by John Kellett on August 1, 2013 at 9:00pm

Gary, I see that you live in SC.  Why don't you try to join us for this year's GITMO reunion in Chattanooga.


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