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USS Roanoke

Started by George Brown May 9, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Albert B (Bill) Grubbs Jr. on July 10, 2016 at 2:50pm

Boot Camp at San Diego July-Sept 1960

USS Renville APA-227 SN Oct 1960 - July 1961

USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 RM3 July 1961 - Feb 1964

Comment by Steve Kennedy on July 5, 2016 at 2:53pm

Joined July 1973.  Discharged July 1976.  Boot camp in Orlando.  Stationed aboard ship (USS Plymouth Rock LSD-29) out of Little Creek as a deck ape.  July 1974 sent to Corpsman School in Great Lakes.  Rest of my time at Philadelphia Naval Hospital.  Most of that duty I was Senior Corpsman on an amputee (leg) ward.  Great duty.  Ship I was on was chopped up as scrap metal and the hospital was razed and is now a parking lot.  Met my future wife at Corpsman school.  When I was discharged she still had 2 years left so I went to school in Philly.  Once she was discharged I moved her back to my home in Texas.  We both finished school.  I've been out now almost 40 years!  I'm considering going to a reunion our old ship is having this year in Florida. 

Comment by Larry Hammett on January 24, 2016 at 10:51pm
I joined the navy in Odessa, Texas in July 59, and boot camp in San Diego. Picked up my first ship (Cavalier APA-37) in Portland, Oregon. Transferred to LCU DIVISION 13 in 61. I ended my career on RACINE LST 1191 as SCPOC, GMCS. Live in OKLAHOMA CITY after retiring in 1980. Retired from OCPD as master sergeant in 2007.
Comment by George R. French Jr. on January 15, 2015 at 7:12pm

Born and raised in Cowtown. Joined up in 1961 went to San Diego for Basic and started RM-A school. Deployed aboard the Kitty Hawk in 62. Got out in 67.   Finished out my 24 years in Army Nat'l Guard. Retired now back in Cowtown.

Comment by Stanley Neely on November 28, 2014 at 9:48pm

I retired after 22 years in 1986 as a RMCS and returned to Texas, no living in Sandia, TX......God bless Texas

Comment by Bruce Lee Brinkman on March 27, 2014 at 6:09pm

Even though I live in Virginia for now, by birth I was born in Kerrville Texas.

And so I am still a loyal Texan and always will be.

Comment by Lee G Howze Jr on March 27, 2014 at 2:24pm

Joined the Navy in Houston, July 1965.  Went to San Diego for boot, NAS Glynco Ga. for a year, then on to Pensacola for CT school.  Spent 18 months on Adak, and finally went to Norfolk Va, where I was TAD to 2 carriers, 1 sub, 2 DD's .  Got out in 1970 on a manpower cutback.  Twelve years later, came home to Texas.

Comment by Walter williams on December 17, 2013 at 11:19pm
Retired naval Air Force pacific fleet living in Fredericksburg, Texas viet nam veterans assoc life member.
Comment by Reverend Ira L Lewis on January 29, 2013 at 2:48am

I, Ira L. Lewis joined the Navy, July 1975 where I served aboard the USS Canopus AS-34 and USS Simon Lake AS-33 (both Submarine Tenders); the Simon Lake was converted into a trident sub tender and open a new Navy base at Kings Bay/St. Marys, GA in 1979.  I later became a member of the Navy Reserve Headquarters Team/Port of Embarcation/New Orleans, LA; then a Navy Reserve recruiter, Grand Prairie, TX.  I am a twice Honorable Discharged Disabled Navy veteran.  I am a six generation Texan, born in Austin Travis County, TX.  My Navy rate was Data Processing Tech, finished as a DP2.  God bless all service-members that honorably served our Nation.    

Comment by Daniel J Chesley on January 28, 2013 at 7:37pm

Joined the Navy in Dec 65 at Dallas, Tx. Boot Camp and DK-A School at San Diego. Served at the Navy Finance Center Wash.D.C. from there the USS Essex CVS-9 then the USS Wasp CVS-18.

 

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