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Mick Dousman
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Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Was in Co. 454 starting mid Sept, 61.   Our CO was a SMC, but don't remember his name but he was pretty mean.  We worked off so many demerits mostly in the drill hall, but sometimes in the snow when he a felt like it.  I got…"
Feb 15, 2014
Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"In Dec 61, they called the misfits company 'Mickey Mousers' .  I remember they gave them all green civilian suits for their trip home.     Pretty sad.    We had dumpster watches too, but I usually pulled…"
Nov 29, 2013
Mick Dousman and James Franklin Benson are now friends
Jun 23, 2013
James Franklin Benson left a comment for Mick Dousman
"I remember all the ports of call from '57 to '59 all along the Far East all the way down to Melbourne,Perth ,Darwin,Brisbane Pago Pago,Samoan Islands,then across to the East Coast to all the Carribbean Islands,GITMO,Northern Europe...then…"
Jun 23, 2013
Mick Dousman left a comment for James Franklin Benson
"I served on the Mahan DLG-11 from 63 to 65.   We ran plane guard for the Mighty O, CVA-34 around the Tonkin Gulf for a few months.  Lots of liberties in Olongapo, Yokosuka and Hong Kong. Here is a picture of us…"
Jun 23, 2013
James Franklin Benson left a comment for Mick Dousman
"Hi Mick...being a tin can gunners mate,I recall being the one who fired the shot-line from my ship to other ships to begin the high-line transfer of fuel  lines to us to refuel at sea,and for transferring very sick sailors strapped into the…"
Jun 23, 2013
Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Right out of boot camp, I was sent to USS Rankin AKA103 in Norfolk for a few months to wait for an opening in FT school.  We made one cruise to Gitmo and Caribbean and did a few Condition 1-A's  That's unloading the marine…"
Jun 22, 2013
Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Hi James,  My nephew is a gunners mate just turned 21 last month also got his GM3 crow on the USS Decauter.  He already did a 8 mo  cruise to the Persian gulf.  Glad he is out of there for a while, that place is about to…"
Jun 22, 2013
Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Yeah, they changed a lot of things over the years.  By '61 they must have run low on M-1s, we got rusty Springfields without the bolts to carry everywhere.  They did not seem to care about maintenance on those rifles.  Only time…"
Jun 21, 2013
Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"I started in company 454 in Sept, 1961 but finished last two weeks in Dec. in another company after being the hospital. We were considered an experimental company, 7 weeks instead of 9 weeks.  We skipped Service week is all I…"
Jun 21, 2013
Mick Dousman replied to Stick's discussion SEABAG INSPECTION in the group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Arrived NTC  Sept, 61 and landed in company 451.  Can't remember our CC's name but I know it was a chief who enjoyed hitting us with surprise sea bag inspections. We were on the second floor of the old…"
May 7, 2013
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High Line with USS King

USS Mahan receiving from USS King circa 1963
May 7, 2013
Mark E. Mangus, Sr. commented on Mick Dousman's photo
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"Somethings just don't change over the years.  "
Sep 8, 2011
Mick Dousman commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Alabama BB-60
"I recommend that anybody connected with the USS Alabama read the book ' Wolf of the Deep' by Stephen Fox about the CSS Alabama and how they out manuevered the US Navy during the Civil War.  Great story ! …"
Sep 8, 2011
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Sep 8, 2011

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Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Norfolk, VA
San Diego, CA
Long Beach, CA
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
September 13, 1961
End date of your service
September 14, 1965

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At 1:04pm on June 23, 2013, James Franklin Benson said…

I remember all the ports of call from '57 to '59 all along the Far East all the way down to Melbourne,Perth ,Darwin,Brisbane Pago Pago,Samoan Islands,then across to the East Coast to all the Carribbean Islands,GITMO,Northern Europe...then start it all over again...what a BLAST! Would be GREAT to be able to do it all over again,but A LITTLE DIFFERENT this time.

At 6:35am on June 23, 2013, James Franklin Benson said…

Hi Mick...being a tin can gunners mate,I recall being the one who fired the shot-line from my ship to other ships to begin the high-line transfer of fuel  lines to us to refuel at sea,and for transferring very sick sailors strapped into the "boatswain's chair"for further med.treatment,or to recieve supplies.Sometimes a helo would pick up critically ill sailor,which was much better.

 
 
 

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