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Charles Kenneth Vena
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  • New York, NY
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Albert B (Bill) Grubbs Jr. commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
Jul 16
Robert C Smith commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"WESTPAC/Vietnam July - Aug 1967"
Jul 16
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Jul 16
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Dec 15, 2016
Peter D. Lister commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"Richard C. Cox - I was on the Westpac cruise in '68. I can assure you we did NOT pull into DaNang Harbor, or any other port in Vietnam, during that cruise. "
Oct 28, 2015
john k. schwartz commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"The bonnie dick is not the bonnie dick. When the yorktown was sink at the battle of the coral sea. The navy took the next carrier in line and renamed her yorktown read your history."
Oct 28, 2015
john k. schwartz joined Charles Kenneth Vena's group
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Oct 27, 2015
Richard C. Cox commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"I don't remember the exact date, we had been at sea for a very long period, but we had a safety stand down day.  We pulled into DaNang Harbor about 1000 in the morning and dropped anchor so they could hold an awards ceremony on flight…"
Apr 2, 2015
Raymond Kozlowski commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"Was aboard the Bonnie Dick 1961-1962 worked in Chaplains Office (X Division) really enjoyed WestPac Cruise...I have tried to find out what happened to the Chaplain LCDR E. F. Ernst, CHC,USN  with no success.  If anyone reads this and know…"
Mar 31, 2015
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Mar 31, 2015
Richard C. Cox commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"I will have to double check, but I think it was '68, '69, '70"
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"I was part of VA-94 and made 3 WESPAC tours on board.  Became shellback my first cruise on her.  Very proud ship she was, I really liked the time I spent there.  Good Liberty ports, she could actually tie up at pier in Singapore Navy…"
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox joined Charles Kenneth Vena's group
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Nov 13, 2014
Albert B (Bill) Grubbs Jr. joined Charles Kenneth Vena's group
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Jun 23, 2014
Jed Hannan commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"Went aboard the Bonnie Dick as part of VA-196 in 1964 & 1965, I was an aviation ordnance man. Made the good will tour, "The Concord Squadron" to Madagascar, Kenya and Aden in '64, we then were back in the South China Sea when the…"
Aug 5, 2013
Peter D. Lister commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"Checked aboard in January of '68. AO3 in WG Div. Made the '68 WestPac and got out in December of '68. She was a fine old ship, and I enjoyed the entire tour."
Dec 30, 2012

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Rank
Fleet Admiral
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Bonn Homme Richard CVA-31...my rank was AIRMAN E-3..choice was unavailable on list.
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
December 3, 1957
End date of your service
December 2, 1963

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At 8:58pm on June 24, 2010, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard, Charles! Thank-you for your service in The Cold War.
 
 
 

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