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  • Paragould, AR
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USS Kawishiwi AO-146

USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) was launched 11 December 1954 by New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N. J.; sponsored by Mrs. Edmund T. Wooldridge; and commissioned 6 July 1955, Captain Joseph B. Swain in command. Kawishiwi cleared Philadelphia 18 November 1955, and arrived at home port Long Beach 8 December for shakedown training. Upon completion of the training, she departed Long Beach 25 April 1956 to replenish ships of the 7th Fleet. She remained in the Far East on refueling operations until…See More
Nov 28, 2014
Mike Nigro replied to Charles K. McCoy's discussion O6 LDO's in the group LDO/CWO MUSTANG
"I know of 4 Retired LDO Navy Captains: Brian Deneen (Admin), O.W. Wright (Admin), James Kuriger (Weapons) and Herb Stephen (Deck). They all retired in the late nineties I believe."
Apr 28, 2014
Mike Nigro commented on Douglas Karr's group Naval Training Center San Diego
"CO 517 1969, CC MMCM Wolfe. Also served shore duty on the staff of RTC San Diego 1972-1975."
Dec 8, 2013
Bill Youngkrantz commented on Mike Nigro's group USS Kawishiwi AO-146
"Served on Kawishiwi 1961-1962"
Sep 13, 2013
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USS Kawishiwi AO-146

USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) was launched 11 December 1954 by New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N. J.; sponsored by Mrs. Edmund T. Wooldridge; and commissioned 6 July 1955, Captain Joseph B. Swain in command. Kawishiwi cleared Philadelphia 18 November 1955, and arrived at home port Long Beach 8 December for shakedown training. Upon completion of the training, she departed Long Beach 25 April 1956 to replenish ships of the 7th Fleet. She remained in the Far East on refueling operations until…See More
Sep 13, 2013
Robert E. Currier commented on Mike Nigro's group USS Kawishiwi AO-146
"Special K was a special ship. OS1 Robert E. Currier, (RET)"
Jul 17, 2013
Robert E. Currier joined Mike Nigro's group
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USS Kawishiwi AO-146

USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) was launched 11 December 1954 by New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N. J.; sponsored by Mrs. Edmund T. Wooldridge; and commissioned 6 July 1955, Captain Joseph B. Swain in command. Kawishiwi cleared Philadelphia 18 November 1955, and arrived at home port Long Beach 8 December for shakedown training. Upon completion of the training, she departed Long Beach 25 April 1956 to replenish ships of the 7th Fleet. She remained in the Far East on refueling operations until…See More
Jul 17, 2013
Mike Nigro commented on S D Martin's group US Navy Retired
"Nicely said Robert. I totally agree!"
Mar 7, 2013
Mike Nigro commented on LT Rolando A. Ayala's group LDO/CWO MUSTANG
"SA to YNC to ENS to LCDR between 1969 and 1995. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity and would do it again in a heartbeat! Designator: 6412"
Feb 15, 2013
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LDO/CWO MUSTANG

"WE DID IT THE HARD WAY" "WE KNOW WHAT'S IN THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE ENLISTED MEN"LDOs perform similar tasks as those of the warrant officer (WO), but the formal definition differences are subtle and focus on the degree of authority and level of responsibility, as well as the breadth of required expertise. The term "limited duty" refers not to an LDO's authority, but rather the LDO's career progression and restrictions. Historically an LDO, prior to World War II, could only advance as far as…See More
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Nigro and Gregory Charles Hunt are now friends
Feb 15, 2013
Gregory Charles Hunt left a comment for Mike Nigro
"Chief, Thankyou for your response. I was trained with the Saudis in Winter and Spring of 76-77. They were indeed an interesting lot of guys. They took me as "not an American", "why do you sit with them". I enjoyed my time with…"
Feb 15, 2013
Mike Nigro commented on Tim Gulliford's group California Navy Veterans
"Greg..Interesting you should mention the Saudis.  As a young YN2/YN1, I was stationed on the staff at RTC from 72 to 76 and worked at the Saudi Det as their administator in 74 and 75.  They were an interesting group…"
Feb 14, 2013
Donald L. Harden commented on Mike Nigro's group USS Kawishiwi AO-146
"I never served on her however my father did, his name is Keith Harden, He was an sh from 60 till 64."
Feb 3, 2013
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USS Kawishiwi AO-146

USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) was launched 11 December 1954 by New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N. J.; sponsored by Mrs. Edmund T. Wooldridge; and commissioned 6 July 1955, Captain Joseph B. Swain in command. Kawishiwi cleared Philadelphia 18 November 1955, and arrived at home port Long Beach 8 December for shakedown training. Upon completion of the training, she departed Long Beach 25 April 1956 to replenish ships of the 7th Fleet. She remained in the Far East on refueling operations until…See More
Feb 3, 2013
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PSD, Whidbey Island

Personnel Support Activity Detachment, Whidbey Island is a detachment of Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center.See More
Jan 17, 2013

Profile Information

Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC San Diego, CA (Boot Camp)
USS KAWISHIWI (AO 146)
SSC/NTC San DIego, CA (YN "A" School)
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4
RTC San Diego, CA (Staff)
Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 33
USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)
Operational Test and Evaluation Force (Staff)
Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, WA
USS NIMITZ (CV 68)
Trident Training Facility, Bangor
Personnel Support Detachment, Whidbey Island, WA
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
July 22, 1969
End date of your service
November 1, 1995

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At 8:27pm on February 15, 2013, Gregory Charles Hunt said…

Chief, Thankyou for your response. I was trained with the Saudis in Winter and Spring of 76-77. They were indeed an interesting lot of guys. They took me as "not an American", "why do you sit with them". I enjoyed my time with them. As to the abuse,yes their law was not forgiving of the slightest failure. A man droped his weapon in the first rank third from the left. Immedialy all of 006 was march out to the grinder, when we returned the wall of the barracks was covered with blood. The Saudi recuit was gone. We we told to form ranks later I returned with my Saudi buddies, we played counter rythums on blade buckets and they danced. They told me they were Fisals sons, and their father would kill them if they did not listen. I believed them... gregory_hunt590@yahoo.com.

At 3:56am on March 29, 2012, David Reigle said…
Mike check Nimitz wall for my comment.
 
 
 

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