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Norman Atwater HTCS
  • 74, Male
  • Anderson, SC
  • United States
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Norman Atwater HTCS commented on WILLIAM BARLOW's photo
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"Served with CTF73 / COMNAVSURFGRUWESTPAC Feb78-April 81 in the Det by Spanish Gate  Was on a MTT team and 3M inspections on the ships under CTF73 did 2 years single and then found my true love there been married 37 years now also live in Cebu…"
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USS Independence going for scrap

BREMERTON The USS Independence soon will become the third inactive aircraft carrier in 2 ½ years to be towed away and dismantled. Final preparations are being made for a mid-March departure from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard's Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Navy spokeswoman Colleen O'Rourke said Monday. The exact date hasn't been set. The Indy, farthest south of the ships, will follow the USS Constellation, which left in August 2014, and the USS Ranger,…See More
Mar 8
Norman Atwater HTCS commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Point Defiance LSD-31
"Stephen hope your doing ok with your health problems . So far i just turned 74 and doing ok have some hips that hurt but other than that with all the lagging i tore off the pipes to fix leaks and working in the Eng room Ect have had no effects on my…"
Feb 27
Norman Atwater HTCS commented on Michael Gray HTC USN Ret.'s group Naval Damage Control Training Center Philadelphia, Pa.
"Say all you HT-A students from 81-84 yep still kicking @74 been drawing that retirement check for 33 years now HT -A school was my last command before i retired . Haven't heard form any HT students . Note HTCM BB Lyle is also still around at…"
Feb 27
Norman Atwater HTCS posted a status
"Thanks for all the work you did to get the sight back on line Norm"
Feb 22
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Dec 12, 2016
Norman Atwater HTCS and Bruce A. McKnight are now friends
Dec 12, 2016
Norman Atwater HTCS left a comment for Robert Clark
"Robert  Norm Atwater(HTCS) here i see your post lots of memories from that ship. We were lucky that Duncan did what he did he should have been put in for some recognition of some kind.  We were lucky as heck as the AFF line going down into…"
Dec 9, 2014
Norman Atwater HTCS posted a blog post

Olongapo City Philippines

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/112384/police-hunt-down-foreigner-for-slay-of-transgender-in-olongapoOLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – Police on Sunday started hunting down a foreigner suspected of killing a transgender in a hotel here on Saturday night.A police report said Jeffrey Laude, 26, of Barangay (village) West Tapinac here, checked in with a…See More
Oct 12, 2014
Norman Atwater HTCS commented on Jim Page's group Plank Owners
"Also was Decom on USS Scanner AGR5  7/65"
Sep 23, 2014
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A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission, recommissioning or decommissioning.
Sep 23, 2014
Norman Atwater HTCS commented on Norman Atwater HTCS's blog post Need help to ID
Sep 8, 2014
Norman Atwater HTCS posted a blog post

Need help to ID

I am working on a historical documentary style TV program called Who Do You Think You Are?  There is a US version of this show, and a story I’m looking into relates to a US Chief Petty Officer that I’m hoping to identify. I am trying to identify the WWII US Navy serviceman who is in this photograph.  What we know is that he was a Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy, holding the position of Chief Commissaryman.  He was based in Sydney during part of WWII, and was there through at least the…See More
Sep 8, 2014
Norman Atwater HTCS commented on RAYMOND W. SCULL's group Camp Moffett, RTC Great Lakes
"John my brother Don Atwater served on the Radford as a EM about the time you were on there also know a Jim Jeffrey a MM was there with him i keep in touch with Jeff he is in San Diego      Norn"
Jul 22, 2014
Norman Atwater HTCS posted a blog post

Movie (Documentary) America

Just got back from watching it WOW makes you think about this America if it is in your area you need to see it Sad to say no one under 60yr old was in the theater. See More
Jul 11, 2014

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Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Enlisted Rating
Hull Maintenance Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Bushnell AS15 1960-62, USS Hunley AS31 1963-64,USS Scaner AGR5, 1964-65, USS Cowell DD547 1965-67, C1 Welding School San Diego 1967, USS H B Wilson DDG7 1967-68, CC @ Great Lakes 1968-72, USS Point Defiance LSD31 1972-74, C1 Welding School SD 1974-75,USS Albany CG10 1975-76, USS Little Rock CG4 (Decom)1976, USS PedmontAD17 1976-78, CTF73 Subic 1978-81, HT-A School Phila 1981-84, Retired 1984
Veteran of Foreign War
Korean War, Iran
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
March 16, 1960
End date of your service
February 1, 1984

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USS Independence going for scrap

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

BREMERTON The USS Independence soon will become the third inactive aircraft carrier in 2 ½ years to be towed away and dismantled. Final preparations are being made for a mid-March departure from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard's Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Navy spokeswoman Colleen O'Rourke said Monday. The exact date hasn't been set. The Indy, farthest south of the ships, will follow the USS Constellation, which left in August 2014, and the USS…

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Need help to ID

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 3:46pm 2 Comments

I am working on a historical documentary style TV program called Who Do You Think You Are?  There is a US version of this show, and a story I’m looking into relates to a US Chief Petty Officer that I’m hoping to identify.

 

I am trying to identify the WWII US Navy serviceman who is in this photograph.  What we know is that he was a Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy, holding the position of Chief Commissaryman.  He was based in Sydney during part of WWII,…

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Movie (Documentary) America

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments

Just got back from watching it WOW makes you think about this America if it is in your area you need to see it Sad to say no one under 60yr old was in the theater. 

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At 5:58pm on September 11, 2013, Russell David Jones said…

I have been trying to find a patch to add to my collection. US Navy 8/64 to 12/72 and then again 2/79 and retired 10/92 at Long Beach Sima as an ENCS(SW)

At 7:20pm on August 18, 2013, Roger Hutchings said…

Norm, I fully understand, my memory is not that great! probably Agent Orange!

At 7:15pm on August 18, 2013, Roger Hutchings said…

Norm,I fully understand, my memory is not that great, probably the Agent Orange!

At 11:54pm on August 13, 2013, Roger Hutchings said…

Please remove my name from the start of your blog of being on the Point Degfiance as an HT

At 6:31pm on July 10, 2013, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

 

Welcome aboard! May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!

 
 
 

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