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Veterans who crossed the Panama Canal
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Started by Jerry Packer. Last reply by Jerry Packer May 26, 2011.
Military pictures I was stationed in the canal zone back in 1967>1970 at the COCO SOLO Naval Station (Atlantic side) which…Continue
Made the transit on USS Pargo (SSN-650) in 1985 while changing home ports from Groton CT to Bremerton WA for overhaul
Transited several times while TAD with a FMF force in the late 70's.
I was stationed at navcommsta Galeta Island near coco solo in 1970-1972
We went through the canal in 1970 on the USS Wainwright DLG-28, en route to Vietnam.
I passed thru the canal during a Unitas cruise on the USS Borderlon DD 881 out of Charleston SC in 1974
Passed thru the during a Unitas cruise on USS Mahan DDG-42 late 70s out of Charleston SC
crossed several times 1979 & 1980 During Unitas xx & Unitas xx1
USS IWO JIMA LPH2. We went through the canal when we changed homeports from San Diego to Norfolk in 1972.
Proudly served aboard USS Jasper (PC-486)homeported at Coco Solo and Rodman Naval Stations from June 1956 to May 1959.
I was in the CZ from Nov 4 1964 thru Aug 25th 1967. I spit that time between Rodman and coco solo. Rode 26 Russian and cuban ships through the canal. Couple of friends that were down there with me are going back for the 2014 Carnival. My dad was through there last year and he said panama city has really changed.
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