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Richard C. Cox commented on Dennis D Lund's group Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
"I first arrived and was in VA-125 for A4 training.  I had orders to VA-146, but was changed to VA-94.  I spent a lot of time deployed either on workups or shipboard.  During that time it was always up in the air as to how long we…"
Nov 2, 2015
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Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

I graduated A school at NATTC Memphis, TN in July 1966 as an 'AT' and received orders to VA-125 at Lemoore for A4-E familiarization school.  Left Lemoore October 18, 1966 for Tachikawa, Japan enroute to VA-163 which was out in the Gulf of Tonkin.See More
Nov 2, 2015
Richard C. Cox commented on Roger L. Moore's group NAS Whidbey Island, WA
"I remember a Franks, but it has been many years ago.  I worked with him once in AIMD.  Had a lot of good times."
Nov 2, 2015
Richard C. Cox commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"I almost didn't participate, but at the last minute, I did.  Great experience, no fresh water showers only salt water.  I did get to cross a few more times and help initiate more lowly wogs,Bon Homme 2 times, Enterprise 1, Ranger 1,…"
Apr 29, 2015
Richard C. Cox commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"I don't remember the exact date, we had been at sea for a very long period, but we had a safety stand down day.  We pulled into DaNang Harbor about 1000 in the morning and dropped anchor so they could hold an awards ceremony on flight…"
Apr 2, 2015
Richard C. Cox commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"I will have to double check, but I think it was '68, '69, '70"
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox commented on Charles Kenneth Vena's group USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31
"I was part of VA-94 and made 3 WESPAC tours on board.  Became shellback my first cruise on her.  Very proud ship she was, I really liked the time I spent there.  Good Liberty ports, she could actually tie up at pier in Singapore Navy…"
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox joined Charles Kenneth Vena's group
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox commented on Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USNavy Ret's group Attack Squadron 128 VA-128
"I retired from VA-128 on Dec. 16, 1997.  I had been from one command at NAS Whidbey early 1970.  AIMD, OPS, VA-165, VA-196, and finally VA=128.  I met Adm. Lyle Bull when he was a Lt.  I also met his son just before I left…"
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox joined Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USNavy Ret's group
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Attack Squadron 128 VA-128

Pacific Fleet A6 Intruder Fleet Replacement SquadronSee More
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Enterprise CVN-65
"I thought I had already joined USS Enterprise group.  I'm fairly certain I walked aboard Jan. 2, 1975.  It's been so long I will have to check out my year books to find out for sure.  Except for the bent shaft which caused a…"
Nov 13, 2014
Richard C. Cox commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"I just reread and my post was still there.  Each time I crossed the Equator I was in the Pacific, but never at the 180 degree (IDL).  I always understood a Golden shellback had crossed at GMT and Equator meet line.  I was wrong. …"
Jan 13, 2013
Richard C. Cox commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"James when you cross the international dateline in the Pacific Ocean, it is 180 degrees from "0".  You can only cross the "0" by "0" line for Golden Shellback in the Atlantic Ocean."
Jan 12, 2013
Richard C. Cox commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"The Navy still has a Bon Homme Richard in it's fleet, but she is not an aircraft carrier. A Wasp class amphibious assault ship LHD-6, the third ship to bear the name.  I know what you mean about the 44 years ago, getting hard to remember…"
Sep 17, 2012
Richard C. Cox commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"to Peter D. Lister:  I first crossed the equator on the Bon Homme Richard at the same time you did.  By the way, Did you know AO1 "Frenchie"? (real name Lachappelle)"
Sep 16, 2012
Richard C. Cox and Brad Black are now friends
Apr 28, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Naval Areospace Recovery Facility El Centro, Ca., VA-94 NAS Lemoore, CA., AIMD NAS Whidbey Island, VA-196, Operations Dept. NAS Whidbey Island, VA-165, VA-128 NAS Whidbey Island
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
November 4, 1963
End date of your service
December 16, 1987

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