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James Franklin Benson
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  • Claremont, NC
  • United States
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Mariana Trenches

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Franklin Benson Jul 7, 2013. 13 Replies

anyone ever had swim call in the Mariana Trenches? I remember back in'59 while on the USS James E. Kyes DD 787 our Skipper told the OOD to pass the word "swim call...swim call".The skipper got on the…Continue

 

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James Franklin Benson commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"Hi,Terry Eccleston....I crossed the line in 59 as a TMSN...Later,I re  enlisted & got shipped off to SH$$ CITY to another tin can and sailed right into the CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.Didn't stay for 20,and hind-sight is STILL kicking me in…"
Dec 26, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"We're having a tough time here,in NC,trying to get rid (vote OUT) of one of Obama's socialists,KAY HAGAN! She knows she has plenty of brain-dead "recipients" who will religiously vote for her,no matter what she has been,is…"
Oct 18, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"RIGHT!! But in order for our nation to recover,the GOOD GUYS have to get their feet in the door,take control,cancel this,cancel that,...but it's all so easy to say,but SO difficult to carry out,cause there will be so many SCREAMING welfare…"
Oct 14, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"SOMEBODY HELP ME....this is the BIG ONE,ELIZABETH!!! I recently saw three welfare queens giving away free cell phones/free minutes at a kiosk in this county,and almost puked....oooorrrrroooaarrrrkkkkk!!! I can't TAKE this SH&%…"
Oct 14, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"If we could just rid DC of the career COCKROACHES,RINOS,WHINERS,and get somebody with BALLS,then maybe things would turn around,but there are still way too many " WILLING WELFARE / FREE CELL PHONE recipients waiting in line for the next cool…"
Oct 12, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on PHILLIP G MORGAN's blog post venting
"Alexander,the MARXIST you love has been,and is,and WILL CONTINUE to impose his life-long desire to separate our once proud country into his dream of socialism,like it or not.Just look at what he has already done to us:he painted our military…"
Jul 15, 2014
James Franklin Benson replied to Dave Davison's discussion Boot Camp 1976 Company 161 in the group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Dave,we wore undress blues every day,and had to launder them at night,or pay the PRICE! It has really changed since I was there."
Jul 15, 2014
James Franklin Benson replied to Dave Davison's discussion Boot Camp 1976 Company 161 in the group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Sorry Dave,I was there ten years earlier,company 640."
Jul 13, 2014
James Franklin Benson replied to Martin George Gnandt's discussion Company 249 in the group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Sorry I can't help you,Martin,I was in Company 640 in 1956,Camp Moffett,Barracks 1502 lower East.I hope you can connect with your Company;I have been trying to find my own shipmates,but so far no luck....CARRY ON..."
Jul 6, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"I deep-sixed my last partial pack in May '83,when cigarettes ( el cheapo) in this area were 40 cents a pack...Never regretted it,never looked back."
Jun 24, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"We bought cigarettes for a buck per carton,once out beyond the three mile limits.  "
Jun 21, 2014
James Franklin Benson replied to William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS)'s discussion Veterans can render salute to the flag
"I saluted my shipboard colors each& every time I crossed the quarterdeck to go ashore,and DON'T need Obama's or anybody else's permission to do what our forefathers have done long before our dear "leader" was born."
Jun 19, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"Ronald,that sounds a little like today's government "leaders" here,in America"
Jun 19, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"I believe the pecker-checkers called my little cununderum non gonicockal euretheritis.( Probably got that wrong) which turned out to be just a strain of the real thing from a cute little BUTTERFLY GIRL,cause she sure did fly all over the place....I…"
Jun 11, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"I feel sure that the new ships of today can do what they were designed to do,that is,if the IDIOTS in the District Of Corruption will just TURN 'em LOOSE,and give em a chance to do it.But if the sailors can no longer lounge out on deck,that in…"
Jun 10, 2014
James Franklin Benson commented on Jim Decota's group Enlisted's Mess
"My ship was one of the few ( 1959) to receive  the air gun to give ALL shots with in Long Beach,Cal.We were required to get a flu shot,like it or not,and believe me,we DIDN'T like it.We were lined up on the main deck with our skivvy shirt…"
Jun 6, 2014

Profile Information

Rank
Seaman
Where were you or your family stationed?
uss James E Kyes DD 787
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
February 14, 1957
End date of your service
October 1, 1959

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At 6:07pm on December 8, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

that time frame is efore I got out ther you ended 1959 I was just getting g my feet wet 1961

At 2:15pm on December 8, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

you went too Australia about two year before me I was on the USS NAVASOTA (A0-106) that's one of those conventional AO all steam driven we went down in 1962 for the Coral Sea celebration  

 

At 7:32am on December 8, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

well we never did any highline down there in fact the whole cruse there was no highline it is not needed down there

At 8:23am on December 7, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

they might have I think the Gm. used a line throwing gun to sent of the line can't remember for sure all I remember is hearing the hole post gas drill digging the holes one forward and one aft

 

At 8:19am on December 6, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

James a BM on an Ice Breaker has some special job that no other BM will do not too many BM going too another command can have in there record that they tied up an Ice Breaker to an ice berg to have a beer party

At 2:53pm on December 5, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

well James there is a story about that cold beer you see that picture was taken down in Antarctica in 1963. you see before we deploy from Seattle Wash. they load the brig on board with beer. the x.o. has the key after a days work the skipper ties up the ship too an ice berg and sells bear that one can that did not get pick up. were the brew type come from not sure could of been from Seattle or Christ Church New Zeland

At 11:02am on December 5, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

well James I wound up staying for 20 went too shore duty out of boot in Texas got married there and just stay in I don't regret it now one bit with all the bull going on now I don't have too worried about health insurance me and the wife are covered

At 2:30pm on December 4, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

Hi James I got too the lake in Dec 58 but don't remember my co. no.

At 7:14am on August 23, 2013, Bud Stilwell BT Snipe said…

James, I was stationed at Long Beach N.S. and Worked at Sima NRMF out on the Mole.

Got out in '89 and just a short time later they closed the base and then Clinton sold it to the Chicom.  Sad indeed.  One large Container Base for them to use now.

At 7:05am on July 14, 2013, David W Asche said…

That's OK.I entered "Mini Bikes" on my server and found a whole bunch of stuff about them including kits and engines etc.  Not all that expensive, either.

 
 
 

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