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Jim Decota left a comment for Ed Downs
"Ed, while one of your ships (Indy) is on her way to the ship breakers in TX, the other (Big John) will likely be heading to Newport, RI as a museum!"
Mar 13
Ed Downs commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Independence CV/CVA-62
"Served on the 1977 cruise in Navigation Division.  Exited out Dec. 1977.  Hate to see her go to scrap.  Good ship.  Good shipmates."
Mar 12
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USS Independence CV/CVA-62

The fifth USS Independence (CV/CVA-62) is a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. It was the fourth and final member of the Forrestal-class of conventional-powered Supercarriers. It entered service in 1959, with much of its early years spent in the Mediterranean Fleet.See More
Mar 12
Ed Downs commented on Douglas Karr's group USS John F. Kennedy CV-67
"Ships company 1974 - 76. Navigation Division.  As much as I liked the cruises, when I got out in 1977 I promised I would not do that again.  Now I wish I had just one more chance.  After the Kennedy I served several months in NAS Jax…"
Mar 12
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USS John F. Kennedy CV-67

The last conventionally-powered aircraft carrier built by the US Navy
Mar 12
Ed Downs commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC Orlando
"RTC Orlando, Sep. - Dec. 1973.  We were a drill company and were the first to have basic extended from 8 to 16 weeks.  Glory!"
Mar 8
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RTC Orlando

Recruit Training Command, Orlando FloridaSee More
Mar 8
Ed Downs left a comment for ronald lee shaffer
"Thanks. Glad to be aboard.  Hand salute."
Mar 8
ronald lee shaffer left a comment for Ed Downs
"Welcome aboard mate glad your here"
Mar 8
Ed Downs is now a member of Navy Veterans
Mar 8

Profile Information

Rank
Seaman
Enlisted Rating
Quartermaster
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
USS Independence (CV-62)
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
September 18, 1973
End date of your service
December 12, 1977

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At 5:36pm on March 13, 2017, Jim Decota said…

Ed, while one of your ships (Indy) is on her way to the ship breakers in TX, the other (Big John) will likely be heading to Newport, RI as a museum!

At 2:54pm on March 8, 2017, ronald lee shaffer said…

Welcome aboard mate glad your here

 
 
 

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