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H. Buning
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  • El Paso, TX
  • United States
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H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Mr. Coffman, I wish I could see the differences between Boot camp in your day and 20 years later. I bet it had changed a lot more than from '72, when I was there, to '92, when the Navy was getting ready to close San Diego and consolidate…"
Aug 1
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I left RTC on May 9, '72, and after the 2 weeks of boot leave, I reported to NAS Memphis, where many of the 'A' schools for aviation technical ratings were located. I ran into a dozen or so  guys from my company (086) in the…"
Jul 28
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I haven't checked in for a while, don't really have a good reason (awol, LoL) I went through San Diego RTC in 1972, Co. 086. CC was SH1 Kirkeby, a tough SEAL, and a very effective instructor."
Jan 24
Gregory Summer left a comment for H. Buning
"Good to hear from the past. We served about the same time at Millington and Miramar. We had some good time back then, the time on the Enterprise was awesome. Good to hear from you. Hope all is well with you. Keep in touch brother."
Feb 11, 2014
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks for the link, Jim. I remember being on watch (guarding the clotheslines) and looking out over the harbor towards North Island......"
Jan 22, 2014
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I liked firefighting, for the most part because it was a chance to get away from NTC for a day!"
Nov 21, 2013
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I don't remember the 'R&O' side of NTC being called worm island or squirrel island....but in early '72 we did wear ball caps till we moved over to advanced training. And Mr. Ford, I remember the smoke stained t-shirts that we…"
May 4, 2013
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"An RTC reunion sounds great! I never know FOR SURE when I can get off work, but I'm a day's drive from San Diego (a hard day's drive, to be sure) and I'd move a lot of boulders to get there....."
Apr 26, 2013
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Never got any chits (early '72) Welcome to all the new members."
Apr 15, 2013
Charles Dennis Sissel left a comment for H. Buning
"I had the privilege of working at Military Evaluation Division during boot camp for a week or two (they asked for volunteers to keep the inspection records for each company in the contest for the best company).  The chief in charge…"
Mar 7, 2013
Charles Dennis Sissel left a comment for H. Buning
"I was at RTC May 72 - July 72, Company 157.  Went on to BEEP school (San Diego) and later ET"A" school at Treasure Island.  Then "W" Division on Ranger CVA-61 for one West Pac cruise.  I still remember our…"
Mar 7, 2013
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I remember Capt. Bivins' name....at the time, of course, we had to know the entire chain of command, but Capt. Bivins is the only one I remember. I also remember watching for officers and P.O.s involved in recruit training that we had to salute…"
Jul 27, 2012
Gregory Summer left a comment for H. Buning
"I was on the Enterprise 1974 Wespac. Also from Miramar VF-2 Bounty Hunters F-14s. VF-1 and VF-2 were the first F-14 squadrons commisioned. I Transfered to VF-2 in November of 72. VF-1 and 2 had no aircraft yet. We would recieve one aircraft every…"
Jul 11, 2012
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks for commenting, Mr. Summer. You were there almost exactly one year before me  (3/1/1972, Co. 086). The Drum & Bugle Corps were always inspiring to listen to :)"
Jul 11, 2012
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks for the pics, Mr. Ballard.... Anchors Aweigh!"
Jan 29, 2012
H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks for the pics, Mr. Hernandez. For the first year and a half of my Navy career I had a tee-shirt with a black stain at the neck.... they never gave me (or the other boots) any grief over it, though."
Jan 8, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Enlisted
Where were you or your family stationed?
San Diego for boot camp, Memphis for AV"A"
school, NAS Miramar for the rest of my Navy
career....one WestPac cruise on USS Enterprise.
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
March 1, 1972
End date of your service
February 27, 1976

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At 9:14pm on February 11, 2014, Gregory Summer said…

Good to hear from the past. We served about the same time at Millington and Miramar. We had some good time back then, the time on the Enterprise was awesome. Good to hear from you. Hope all is well with you. Keep in touch brother.

At 10:03am on March 7, 2013, Charles Dennis Sissel said…

I had the privilege of working at Military Evaluation Division during boot camp for a week or two (they asked for volunteers to keep the inspection records for each company in the contest for the best company).  The chief in charge had a problem with my attempts at humor.  Can't remember his name though.

At 10:00am on March 7, 2013, Charles Dennis Sissel said…

I was at RTC May 72 - July 72, Company 157.  Went on to BEEP school (San Diego) and later ET"A" school at Treasure Island.  Then "W" Division on Ranger CVA-61 for one West Pac cruise.  I still remember our CC in boot Quartermaster 1st Class SUBMARINE Service

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At 1:47pm on July 11, 2012, Gregory Summer said…

I was on the Enterprise 1974 Wespac. Also from Miramar VF-2 Bounty Hunters F-14s. VF-1 and VF-2 were the first F-14 squadrons commisioned. I Transfered to VF-2 in November of 72. VF-1 and 2 had no aircraft yet. We would recieve one aircraft every month until we had all twelve aircraft. For the first 6 months we had no aircraft and nothing to do. Clean the shop and secure for the day or in my case I was always on second or third shift. Spent alot of time at the beach. San Diego was awesome back then. I loved it there. Not even the same place now. I remember living in Kearney Mesa off the 163 hwy. It was all open space  between me and Miramar. Blacks beach, The Homegrown album on the local station KGB, fund raiser to save Blacks Beach. I was into Handgliding and scuba diving so the beach was my playground. Anyway love to hear back. Talk to you later    Greg Summer

At 7:26am on March 19, 2009, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
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