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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired
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  • O Fallon, MO
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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired commented on Darrell A. Nelson ENC Retired's group Panama Canal Veterans
"Made the transit twice. First time onboard USS Cape Cod AD-43 from Pacific to Atlantic 29 Aug 1995 for ship De-Com at NSY Portsmouth VA. Then Atlantic to Pacific  onboard USS Frank Cable AS-40 11 March 1996  headed to new homeport NAVSTA…"
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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired commented on JeannieRae Keehn's group Illinois Navy Veterans
"Born in Peoria IL. Living then in Allen's Grove , we moved to Lincoln when I was 5. Went to boot at RTC Great Lakes and MM A School at NTC Great Lakes. Was in Navy from 1976-1998 Retired MMC(SW). Stations: USS Midway CV-41 Yokosuka…"
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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired commented on Tony Sawyer's group SSC Great Lakes, IL
"After boot camp at Great Lakes (Winter) I went to MM A as a FA out of boot School was from 27 April to 01 August 1977. Was berthed in the Quads I think Quad 333. School was backlog when I got there from boot. I had to muster every morning…"
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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired replied to robert biglow's discussion golden sheelback in the group Shellbacks
"I became a Golden Shellback on my last crossing (Number 6) onboard USS Frank Cable AS-40 on 28 March 1996 at Latitude 00000 Longitude 180.00. We left NAVSTA Mayport FL. transit the Panama Canal, moored at NAVSTA Rodman (De-Com Now) on the Pacific…"
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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired left a comment for Carl Bonenfant ETC/SS USN, Ret.
"Can I be a friend and join the Navy Chief page I am a cornerstone owner of Trident Refit Facility (Bangor) First I was in RADCON I was a non nuke skimmer sailor and all of us non-nukes were doing all the dirty jobs while the nukes kicked back. I got…"
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James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired commented on Moe Des Verges's group USS Acadia AD-42
"I was stationed onboard from 29 July 1983 to 30 May 1989 ! I was on her for almost SIX years. I was in R-2 Division Shop 56B A/C &R  shop spent some time in 38A and 31D too. Even a short time in R-2 office.  I called the…"
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USS Acadia AD-42

USS Acadia (AD-42) was a Yellowstone-class destroyer tender in the service of the United States Navy, named after Acadia National Park
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Profile Information

Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Enlisted Rating
Machinist's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC Great Lakes (Boot Camp, Company 060 Feb. 77- April 77
NTC Great Lakes (MM A School April 77-Aug. 77
NAVSTA San Diego (FF School) Aug. 77- Sept. 77
USS Midway CV-41 (Yokosuka Japan) Sept. 77- Sept.79
USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 (SD CA.) Oct. 79- Feb 81
Trident Refit Facility (Bangor WA.) Mar 81- Mar. 83
NTC San Diego (MM C School) April 83- June 83
USS Acadia AD-42 (San Diego CA.) July 83 - August 1989
NAVSURFPAC (PMT) San Diego CA. June 1989 - Jan. 92
NTC San Diego CA (Instructor School) Jan.92
FASOTRAGRUPAC (SERE) North Island NAS Feb 92 Feb 95
USS Cape Cod AD-43 (Decom Crew) April 95- Sept 95
USS Frank Cable AS-40 (NAVSTA Guam) Oct. 95 - July 98
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Desert Shield, Other
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
December 31, 1976
End date of your service
July 28, 1998

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