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Billy R. Winn
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  • Adkins, TX
  • United States
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Billy R. Winn commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"we all at some time or another have gotten behind in our tasked assigned to us but we never would ! pass the buck, I say for the back log of Claims not accomplished by Our VA, it's a leadership problem, I strongly believe that its the LITTLE…"
Jun 22, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on Jim Decota's group USS Recruit TDE/TFFG-1
"company 200 under Winston J. Whoseclaw, signalman 1st class, met him again on a West Pac cruise  as a Warrant Office for deck Division, made so many West Pac's but I believe He was on the LPD  Denver   "
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on Jim Decota's group USS Recruit TDE/TFFG-1
"she was the first ship I had ever been, smile April 1965"
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined Jim Decota's group
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USS Recruit TDE/TFFG-1

Every one that went to boot in San Diego should be a member here! She needs us!Commissioned July 27, 1949. remained in service until NTC closure in 1997. Thousands of recruits passed her bow and learned seamanship on her decks.See More
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on John W. Berry's group US Naval Forces Vietnam
"River Division 594, Engineer on PBR and then Chief Engineer prior to leaving country early 70s  "
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined John W. Berry's group
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US Naval Forces Vietnam

The U.S. Navy's ability to project its combat power ashore in Southeast Asia, control the coastal waters off Vietnam, and provide logistic support for a major U.S. overseas military commitment mandated its heavy involvement in the Vietnam War. Naval operations took place in the South China Sea, among myriad islands, along the coastline of Vietnam, and on thousands of nautical miles of rivers and canals.See More
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on Douglas Karr's group Cruiser Destroyer Group CCDG-2
"I was on the USS Mahan DDG-42 then, right there in Charleston South Carolina, live in Goose Creek"
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined Douglas Karr's group
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"became a shell back aboard USS MARS AFS-1 back in the late 60s"
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined Chuck Fry's group
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Shellbacks

IMPERIVM NEPTVNI REGIS - To all Sailors wherever ye may be: and to all MERMAIDS, WHALES, SEA SERPENTS PORPOSIS, SHARKS, DOLPHINS, ELLS, SKATES, SUCKERS, CRABS, LOBSTERS AND ALL OTHER LIVING THINGS OF THE SEA. GREETING, Know ye.....See More
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on Darrell A. Nelson ENC Retired's group Panama Canal Veterans
"Passed thru the during a Unitas cruise on USS Mahan DDG-42 late 70s out of Charleston SC  "
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined Darrell A. Nelson ENC Retired's group
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Panama Canal Veterans

Veterans who crossed the Panama Canal
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"I was on the Mt Baker Ae4 back in the mid 60s, playing with the stuff like kids do, I was in M-division then, working on the old Sola evaporators  "
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined William Towne's group
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Cold War Navy Veterans

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.....See More
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn commented on Kelley Boyd's group Landing Craft Veterans
"I was chief Engineer Riv div 594 and Engineer Lcu 1637 before she burned back in the 70s at Acu 1"
May 13, 2013
Billy R. Winn joined Kelley Boyd's group
May 13, 2013

Profile Information

Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
comfleetacts aboard uss whipstock yo49 and USS Mars Afs1.
comfleetacts from: 1965 to 1967
Mars from: 1967 to 1969, rivdiv 594
uss mahan ddg-42 fm 1976-1979
acu-1 fm 1970-1973
us naval academy 1973-1976
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
March 25, 1965
End date of your service
October 30, 1987

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