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Donald H Nelson commented on S D Martin's group USS America CVA-66
"I was aboard America for the 1973-74 Med cruise as an ADJ3 with VF 142 phantom squadron. Got to see so many great places including sailing up the straights of the Dardenells to Istanbul. Pretty wierd as I remember looking down on farm fields and…"
Jun 9, 2013
Donald H Nelson left a comment for David R. Wilson
"Thanks for the invite ...I will check out USS Vesuvius on Facebook. I was aboard her in Jan. 1972 just as she was leaving for Westpac. My first cruise and I was seasick before the Golden Gate bridge was in the rearview mirror! Sick the entire way to…"
Jan 6, 2013
Donald H Nelson and David R. Wilson are now friends
Jan 6, 2013
David R. Wilson left a comment for Donald H Nelson
"Look for the USS Vesuvius AE-15 group on facebook.  Request membership and I will admit you.  We have over 140 members.  You may know some of them."
Nov 1, 2012
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Naval Air Station Alameda

Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda) was a United States Navy Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, on San Francisco Bay
Oct 30, 2012
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Naval Supply Depot, Subic Bay

U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay was a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Zambales, Philippines.
Oct 30, 2012
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APTU Fightertown, USA

Instructed command pilots and TOPGUN candidates in the physiological aspects of flight, ejection seats, night vision and water survival.See More
Oct 30, 2012
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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
Oct 30, 2012
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Treasure Island Naval Station

this island in San Francisco has been many different commands. It was created for the 1939 worlds fair.
Oct 30, 2012
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USS America CVA-66

The fifth USS America (CVA/CV-66) was one of four Kitty Hawk-class super carriers built for the United States Navy in the 1960s
Oct 30, 2012
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NAS Miramar

The station is best known as the location of the TOPGUN training program and the movie of the same name. In 1996 the school was relocated to Naval Air Station Fallon. During the heyday of TOPGUN the station was nicknamed "Fightertown USA".
Oct 30, 2012
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Naval Training Center San Diego

Naval Training Center San Diego (NTC San Diego) (1923–1997) is a former United States Navy base located at the north end of San Diego Bay.
Oct 30, 2012
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USS Midway CVA-41

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II.
Oct 30, 2012
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Naval Air Station Cubi Point

U.S. Naval Air Station Cubi Point was a United States Navy facility located at the edge of Naval Base Subic Bay and abutting the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.
Oct 30, 2012
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MINNESOTA VETERANS

MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN ANY ARMED FORCE, FROM MINNESOTA
Oct 30, 2012
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USS Vesuvius AE-15

The fourth USS Vesuvius (AE-15) was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1381) by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, N.C.; launched on 26 May 1944; acquired by the United States Navy on 4 July 1944; and commissioned on 16 January 1945.See More
Oct 30, 2012

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Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
I entered basic training at RTD San Diego, Ca Jan 25, 1971. Attended A school for electronic warfare tech ...very 1st class , at Treasure Island Naval Station . Was stationed aboard USS Vesuvius out of Port Chicago, Ca and went Westpac cruise Dec 1971. Was ordered to VAQ 130 det.2 aboard the USS Midway in April 1972and westpac cruise aboard her till march 1973 as aircraft machinists mate A3 Skywarriors. May 1973 was ordered to VF124 at Miramar Naval Air station for training on F4 Phantoms. August 1973 was ordered to VF 142 aboard the USS America out of Norfolk, Va and to Mediterranian cruuise aboard her until June 1974. Was then sent to AIMD at Miramar NAS in engine overhaul on J79 engines until mustering out there in January 25 , 1975.
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
January 25, 1971
End date of your service
January 24, 1975

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At 12:06am on November 1, 2012, David R. Wilson said…

Look for the USS Vesuvius AE-15 group on facebook.  Request membership and I will admit you.  We have over 140 members.  You may know some of them.

 
 
 

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