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Jerald Terwilliger
  • 76, Male
  • South Portland, ME
  • United States
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  • Frederick Smith (Smitty)
  • Joseph W. Moser
  • Jeffrey Duex
  • Pamela Ferguson Murray
  • David Kendall
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Dave "Rock" Cowles replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
Feb 21
Judith Cody replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"Not only on ships. As an aircraft machints mate, I had direct contact with flat braided rope like asbestos that I had to cut to put onto bolts like washers on heatshields for the J52 engines."
Mar 14, 2016
Jerald Terwilliger posted a status
"H.R. 501 Veterans and Service Members Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2015. End discrimination to vets/active duty bit.ly/1LAqcaA"
Jun 27, 2015
Jerald Terwilliger added a discussion to the group Cold War Navy Veterans
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Cold War Service Medal-2015

On April 28. 2015 Congressman Steve Israel(D NY-3); as he has for the last several years, along with Congressman David Jolly (R-FL 13) and seven other cosponsors introduce H.R. 2067 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2015. This bill would authorize DoD to issue the Cold War Service Medal to those who served between Sep 1945 and Dec 1991.This bill has been sent to the House Armed Services Committee for consideration. Last year a similar bill went to the committee and just sat there till the end of…See More
May 7, 2015
francis mickey doyle replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
" while they removed all the asbestos and lead paint we spent 90 days in the hoboken, n.j. we had to eat sleep and work on the ship while this was going on it always looked like it was snowing and it is was everywhere. back in the 60`s we…"
Jan 19, 2015
Joe Lechner replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"I spent 3 years on a AF and a steam pipe was right on top of me wrapped with the stuff. I was on the top rack. slept there every night or part of every night for three years. Still here 53 years later and in pretty good shape for now anyway.."
Jan 19, 2015
francis mickey doyle replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"after 7years  trying to get the navy to admit to anything that was wrong and dangerous I contacted a lot of my shipmates and got letters from them telling what did happen. and I finally am having my case re -opened. I will keep everyone about…"
Aug 7, 2014
ray w fonner replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"i go to the va hosptal i told them about me having a hard time breathing and they just say it lung diseise im in pain and sick 24/7 all they want to do is fill me full of pills that dont work"
Aug 6, 2014
Michael Morgan replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"I was exposed to it on the Oriskany in the mothball fleet in 1991."
May 15, 2014
Jerald Terwilliger commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"Jefery, Check my blog for information regarding asbestos espsure Asbestos Exporure"
May 15, 2014
Jerald Terwilliger posted a status
"With the large number of members here please read my blog for information Cold War Service Medal http://j.mp/1ca96wj"
Dec 27, 2013
Mr James Richard Large might attend Jerald Terwilliger's event

American Cold War Veterans Annual Meeting May 1, 2011 at Best Western-Pentagon, Arlington, VA

May 1, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm
If you are a Cold War Veteran please join us for our annualmeeting May 1, 2011 American Cold War Veterans BlogSee More
Dec 22, 2013
Jerald Terwilliger posted a status
"Here is a link to a Youtube video very good argument for Cold War Medal http://http://ning.it/1hQiGgc Please share every place you can"
Dec 13, 2013
francis mickey doyle replied to Jerald Terwilliger's discussion Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans in the group Cold War Navy Veterans
"USS GREAT SITKIN AE 17 IS ONE OF THE SHIPS THAT REMOVED ASBSTOS WHEN THE CREW WERE EATING AND SLEEPING ON IT IN THE HOBOKEN SHIP YARD IN 1966"
Nov 7, 2013
Jerald Terwilliger commented on Paul Barger's group Treasure Island Naval Station
"I was an RM1 with Commander Western Sea Frontier (COMWESTSEAFRON) 1968-1970. Working down in the basement. Lots of 12 on and 12 off while the Russian subs were being tracked. I am looking for a patch or plaque for COMWESTSEAFRON), but have not been…"
Sep 26, 2013
Jerald Terwilliger joined Paul Barger's group
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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.
Sep 26, 2013

Profile Information

Rank
Enlisted
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Donner LSD-20, Uss Raleigh LPD-1, TAD/TDY Commander Amphibious Forces Altantic (Comphiblant) during Cuban Blockade, Naval Communications Station Philippines(Navcommstaphil), Commander Western Sea Frontier(Comwestseafron)
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
April 20, 1960
End date of your service
March 15, 1970

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Veterans ID Card Act - H.R. 2985

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 6:40pm 3 Comments

Representative Todd Akin (R-MO-2) on Sept. 21, 2011 introduced H.R. 2985 Veterans I.D. Card Act.



This bill would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue upon request, veterans identification cards to certain veterans, reads in part



Currently veterans identification cards are issued to veterans who have completed the time in service requirements for retirement from the armed services, or have received a medical-related discharge from the armed…

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A Resolution Supporting Cold War Service Medal.

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

We need your help. Please copy and send to all of your elected officials. Lets make this the year of the medal.

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Sexual Assault In The Military

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 2:54am 0 Comments

Last year showed a slight decrease in the number of sexual assaults, but it is still too high.

Senator Collins of Maine, and Congresswoman Pingree of Maine have introduced legislation to help those

of suffer assault American Cold War Veterans Blog

Blue-Water Sailors Out of Luck?

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 2:35am 0 Comments

It does not look good for those who served aboard large ships off the coast of Vietnam

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9th Circuit Court Blames Congress and President for Failing to Help Veterans Mental Health

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 10:23pm 0 Comments

The court blames VA, Congress and the President for failing to help veterans with mental health

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At 6:07pm on January 12, 2013, Frederick Smith (Smitty) said…

Hey Jerry, remember when us old buddies would call you Tweedy? I have a few stories to tell, so hopefully you'll swap e-mail address with me. I tried one e-mail address that was supposed to be yours, but it didn't go anywhere. I retired 2½ years ago from a newspaper after working 40 years there. I'll be vacationing in Seabrook, NH for four days starting on 23 June 2013. Maybe we could hook up? My e-mail address is: rs.js.ss@verizon.net

-Smitty-

At 9:16pm on January 11, 2013, Frederick Smith (Smitty) said…

Jerry, I was stationed with you at NAVCOMSTAPHIL San Miguel and worked in Relay with you. My name is Frederick Smith, RM3, aka Smitty. You and I used to go to the nightclubs at the Crossroads. I remember you saying how you grew up near Altoona, PA. It appears that you're now living in South Portland, Maine. I just joined this website to make contact with you, as I had been searching websites for years trying to find you. I sent a letter by mail to your Preble St. address in South Portland. I enclosed a photo of myself and a few of the other sailors that we worked and partied with. I hope that the photo of me at age 21 in Olongapo helps you remember me. The letter that I sent has a list of all the names of our Navy buddies at San Miguel. I ended up doing two enlistments. After San Miguel I re-enlisted 9 months later and ended up on the USS Cambria (APA36) and later became (LPA36). I hope to make contact with you. I could tell by your photo on a couple of websites that I'm 100% certain that you're the Jerry Terwilliger RM1 that I knew. -Smitty-

At 12:43am on January 17, 2012, Joseph W. Moser said…

Jerry, I can remember sailing out of Mayport, Fl onboard the USS SARATOGA (CVA60) while attached to Fighter Squadron Thirty-one homeported at Cecil Field NAS.  We had enigines running in all aircraft while sitting on the catapults and pilots being rotated out of the aircraft every hour on the hour due to the heat on our way to Cuba.  Can you verify if anyone else remembers?

At 10:08pm on December 15, 2011, Jeffrey Duex said…

Keep in touch because I believe in this and will work hard to get the veterans I know around Davenport, IA involved with the petition process.  I will sign that petition when it gets started again.

Thanks Jerald,

 

Jeff Duex

At 4:50pm on December 15, 2011, Jeffrey Duex said…

Jerry did you get the 5000 signatures by Oct. 22? I went to the petition site but that petition was not open.  Let me know if there will be another petition soon so I can get on board and sign that one.

 

Thanks,

Jeff Duex

At 6:11pm on December 14, 2011, Jeffrey Duex said…

Thanks Jerald,

 

Keep up the good work and I will support your efforts.  I have already written both Senators and Congressman from the State of Iowa.  I will keep up the effort also.

 

Jeff Duex

At 2:00pm on February 23, 2011, David Kendall said…

Jerald,

Proud to be your friend.

Dave

 
 
 

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