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Ronald Earl Bereman II
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  • Boynton Beach, FL
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Ronald Earl Bereman II replied to william callachan's discussion Boot Camp 1963 CO. 224 in the group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"William, I was at Great Lakes the same time as you were.  I was 1st Platoon Leader, Company 353.  I was about a month behind you.  I joined the Navy in Hawaii and was suppose to go to San Diego for boot camp, you are correct about…"
May 28, 2013
bill fisher left a comment for Ronald Earl Bereman II
"WELCOME ABOARD GENE.  ROTA WAS GREAT, EVEN THO WE HAD TO CLEAR THE DONKEYS OFF THE RUNWAY SO THE B52'S COULD LAND.  THE STONE PIER IN ROTA WAS BUILT ON ORDERS FROM JULIUS CESAR WHILE HE WAS PROCONSUL OF SPAIN. UNTIL WE CAME I THINK…"
Apr 27, 2013
Heidi (Botham) Herman and Ronald Earl Bereman II are now friends
Dec 22, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"Navy wasn't the only thing I've done in my life but by God it was the best place to grow-up in the 60's!"
Jul 14, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"They'll authorize a Cold War Medal when most of us are dead.  I signed the petition and have decided that "Cold War Veterans" should and are proud of their service regardless if anyone cared then or now.  Most of the people…"
Jul 14, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on Ronald Earl Bereman II's group USS Forrest Royal DD 872
" Boats, I was in Royal just before you.  Were Chief Sims and Chief Moore still aboard when you were?  I see both of them from time to time."
Jun 19, 2012
Bruce A. Worth joined Ronald Earl Bereman II's group
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Jun 18, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"Josh married a girl from Wiggins and Steve lived in Hattisburg.  The Hall family farm is in Vancleave."
Apr 18, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"Louis, My wife's family is from your neck of the woods, do you know Steve Hall or his son Josh?  I'm in south Florida and the tour doesn't get very close to me but I'm going to try to hook up if possible."
Apr 18, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"Thanks Jeffrey, Just signed up."
Apr 17, 2012
Gere K.Sprague joined Ronald Earl Bereman II's group
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Mar 25, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II replied to Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret's discussion SOMEONE OUT THERE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG. BUT AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?
"I was Blackshoe, Bluewater Navy but I know enough about Seals that their is more than ONE team in 6!"
Jan 28, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"The 1st Class Corpsmen on the Destroyer I was on  (DD 872) was transfered to Vietnam and was KIA the first or second week he was there.  Robert, you must have been in the group just before us at Great Lakes, we were in blues.  Doug,…"
Jan 7, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Service week was when we had been at Boot Camp for awhile (don't recall how long) and they sent the Company to Mess Cooking etc.  I was First Platoon leader and I was assigned a new arriving company to take around getting their uniforms,…"
Jan 7, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"I was three weeks behind you at Great Lakes, don't recall when I caught the measles but it was after service week.  "
Jan 7, 2012
Ronald Earl Bereman II commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"Robert, I guess if I had looked I would have known we were at Great Lakes at the same time.  I enlisted in July 1963 and was in Company 353 at Great Lakes.  Sounds like we may very well have been in sickbay with the measles at the same…"
Jan 7, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fl, USS Forrest Royal DD 872, USS Harwood DD 861, NAS Jacksonville
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 31, 1963
End date of your service
October 30, 1969

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At 9:17am on April 27, 2013, bill fisher said…

WELCOME ABOARD GENE.  ROTA WAS GREAT, EVEN THO WE HAD TO CLEAR THE DONKEYS OFF THE RUNWAY SO THE B52'S COULD LAND.  THE STONE PIER IN ROTA WAS BUILT ON ORDERS FROM JULIUS CESAR WHILE HE WAS PROCONSUL OF SPAIN. UNTIL WE CAME I THINK THAT was the only big thing that happened there. WONDERFUL PEOPLE , GREAT FOOD. WHAT, BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA, NOW A SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN WAS IN ITS DFAY A PRETTY IMPORTANT PORT. IT IS CLOSE TO ROTA AND ONE OF COLUMBUS'S SHIPS SAILED FROM THERE ON HIS FIRST VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD. HISTORY ALL OVER THE PLACE. SORRY YOU MISSED IT.

At 12:23pm on April 25, 2013, Gene Gowen RM2 said…

Ronald   things in North Mississippi are fine... I moved here in '89 and this little town looked like my town in Texas in the Fifties.. We were about 25 years behind the rest of the states then but have caught up now to about 15 behind...ha  Still a nice quite place to live though compaired to the rest of the world.   You are right...it doesn't seem like it should so long since we were in the Navy...My Dad signed for me to join at seventeen and always said that was a big mistake....(I changed he said) but it was the BEST thing he ever did for me....lots of growing up in those four years I was in. I treasure  it today.

At 6:05pm on April 13, 2013, Gene Gowen RM2 said…

Ronald

Thanks for the come back. I live in Mississippi now, but was born in Dallas ,Texas. My wife was born here ,so over twenty  five years ago, now, she got me to move here. She was born in the country in Panola county between Sardis and Batesville. This area is about like where I grew up south of dallas, in the country, so I feel at home. I am a member of Navyvets and togetherweserved and have tried to read at much as I can from the guys on both sites. I really bothers me that the Navy is no longer the Navy we knew.I don't know if I would want to join these days, but really had a great time and saw a lot of the world while I was in. Really thought a lot about a Navy career while I was in Japan near the end.

At 12:53pm on January 1, 2013, Gene Gowen RM2 said…

Ronald...

I liked you comment about growing up in the Navy in the sixties. I joined in .59 at 17

and got out in '63 . Had sea duty on the Uss McKean DDR-784 and then shore

duty at Naval radio receiving Facility in Kami Seya, Japan. Had a great time and

grew up a lot in four years...Came home as RM2 and went to college.. Wouldn't

trade the experience for anything.

At 10:13am on February 9, 2011, Michael T. Youngblood said…
Ron, I was a fleet diver in the Navy, later transferred to U.D.T.
At 7:58pm on November 17, 2010, Stanley Alan Garrett said…
Ron,
Graduation was great. Everything has changed. Everything we knew is gone and the whole boot camp thing is way different. They do NOT do their laundry and NO service week. Almost everything they do is indoors.
It was a little emotional too. Enjoyed it.
At 5:25pm on October 28, 2010, Stanley Alan Garrett said…
Ron, I will be leaving for my Grandson's Graduation soon. He gradutes Nov.12. But I found out we can take all the pictures we want in side the graduation hall and NONE outside.
At 2:14pm on August 19, 2010, Stanley Alan Garrett said…
Will do Ron. I went by the Little Creek amphibious base in Va.last year. This was our Home port. I like you wondered what happen since I left. Nothing was the same. Also there are no more active LST's in the Navy. So sad.
At 12:14pm on August 14, 2010, Stanley Alan Garrett said…
I still have my "Donald Duck" hat somewhere. Had forgotten about it. My granson is going to boot camp in Sept.. I will go to his graduation and get a look around. I bet I will not recognise anything. A little note. 2 days ago it was 44 years since I left active duty.
At 10:43am on August 14, 2010, Stanley Alan Garrett said…
Hi Ron,
I was an IC3 and was on USS Churchill County LST 583 for 40 months out of 50 months I was in(extended 2 months). Boot camp has changed. If you haven't seen it check this site out. http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/
You will see a big difference, Stan
 
 
 

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