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John Olsson
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  • Melbourne, Florida
  • United States
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  • Richard T. Crockford
  • Steve Jackson
  • Bill Badalucca
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  • Robert H. Gross,III
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  • Billy P. Hrbacek
  • Dave Paul
  • David Graff
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Robert H. Gross III

Started this discussion. Last reply by CAROL KATHLEEN TRACY Sep 1, 2014. 2 Replies

 

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John Olsson commented on John Olsson's group USS Lamar PCE-899
"Robby, Did you check you mail inbox? I sent you a msg Do I remember that ballgame, sure do. I do have a big scar to remember it by."
Mar 9, 2015
Glen P Robinson commented on John Olsson's group USS Lamar PCE-899
"Oly: do you remember our softball game where your arm would not return to it's normal position? You probably still have the scar as a reminder, huh?"
Mar 9, 2015
Glen P Robinson commented on John Olsson's group USS Lamar PCE-899
"I served on the Lamar from Oct. 57 until Jan. 1961.We (the LAMAR) was the first Naval ship to transit the Isonhower Locks during our St Lawrence Seaway cruise 17 Aug. 1959 thru 17 Oct. 1959. I think we hit every city on the 5 Glakes for Liberty…"
Mar 9, 2015
John Olsson and Glen P Robinson are now friends
Mar 8, 2015
Glen P Robinson left a comment for John Olsson
"Finally found you Oly; drop me a line when you get this msg. Robby"
Mar 8, 2015
CAROL KATHLEEN TRACY replied to John Olsson's discussion Robert H. Gross III
"HI MY DAD CHIEF WARREN EDWARD TRACY DAV USN RET DECEASED IN 12/94 RETIRED IN 1961. BEING A 71 YEAR OLD NAVY BRAT I BECAME INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING WOUNDED WARRIORS.  I ALSO LIKE TO SEE WHAT DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE KATE AND PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE…"
Sep 1, 2014
Jackie Bickford (Martin) replied to John Olsson's discussion Robert H. Gross III
"Gone, but not forgotten. R.I.P thank you for serving."
May 26, 2013
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USS Lamar PCE-899

USS Lamar (PCE-899)/USCGC Lamar was an PCE-842-class patrol craft acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II for the task of patrolling assigned ocean areas or protecting larger ships in convoy.See More
Jun 28, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Chief Warrant Officer, Officer, Enlisted
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC, Great Lakes, IL
USS Lamar PCE 899, Milwaukee WI
ET "A" School, SSC, GLakes
Sub School, Subase, New London, CT
USS Halibut SSG(N) 587
ET 'B" School, Treasure Island, CA
FBM Nav School, Dam Neck, VA
USS George Bancroft SSB(N) 643 New London, CT
USS Holland AS-32, Charleston, SC and Rota, Spain
SSPOTR, Sperry Corp, Great Neck, NY
USS Canopus AS-34, Holy Loch, Scotland
USS Holland AS-32, Holy Loch Scotland
USS Howard W. Gilmore, AS-16, La Maddalena, Sardenia, Italy
NavSubSupportFac Weapons, Subase, New London, CT
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
August 28, 1958
End date of your service
July 1, 1980

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At 9:45am on March 8, 2015, Glen P Robinson said…

Finally found you Oly; drop me a line when you get this msg.

Robby

At 2:35pm on December 12, 2011, Wade A. LeBlanc said…

Hello Mr. Olsson, my name is Wade LeBlanc, E-5,  and I was under your command in the SUBROC program in 79 thru the decomission. I am trying to aquire information of the Xo Commanding Officer that was killed when we were getting underway to Naples, at the end of 79 or the begining of 80. I am also looking for names of the crew durning this time. There was also a CWO that was African American.

At 1:00pm on September 16, 2008, Billy P. Hrbacek said…
Yeh! Just got in the pic. I ahve it home now doing some major refurbishments. It's a 78 Bucanneer 270. Just finishing sanding the bottom and putting a new coat of anti-foul on.
At 5:48am on September 16, 2008, Dave Paul said…
Yes, looked through TB's web site/blog photos, etc. yesterday. I've got to spend more time with the site and add some photos. Most of my good stuff pre-dates digital photography...got to play around with conversion a bit...not sure if my scanner supports acceptable resolution.
At 7:46am on January 10, 2008, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
Hi. John
No, we have never been to the Keys. With Carol working full time and me busy with my "Bill-Can-Do,LLC" business, we never seem to have time for anything else.
Some day, if we ever get both of us with the same free time, we'd like to get together for a lunch or diner....Some day.
At 5:58am on January 10, 2008, Douglas Karr said…
Thanks for the kind words, John. I'm a lot better looking than my Dad, though (but I'm about 100lbs heavier, too!)

We'll keep plugging away at the site. We hope to get a calendar released soon so we can support reunion dates, etc.
At 5:29pm on January 9, 2008, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
Welcome aboard, John
Bill Karr
At 4:44pm on January 9, 2008, John Olsson said…
Thanks, Douglas. Looking at your pic and pics that I have of your dad back in '61 - '62, it is apparent that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
At 1:15pm on January 9, 2008, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard, Mr. Olssen! Glad to see another Halibut sailor on board. I'll work on getting your commands in tonight!
 
 
 

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