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USS CORAL SEA
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The Cold War, Korean War
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Honorably Discharged

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Boot camp memories. ( mine of Sept. 26 1950, Newport RI Co 26)

Posted on December 17, 2007 at 4:38pm 3 Comments

[ Draft ] I'm 75 year old now but, I can vividly recall boot camp. Roughly a month after my 18th birthday I found myself on the second deck/floor?? of an old WW2 barracks. It was the first time I had been away from home and I admit I was a bit apprehensive (scared even). Who were all these tough looking guys I found myself with? A bunch from Brooklyn and the Bronx. They all seemed to have DA haircuts, a sure sign of tough. (for those to whom a DA is a foriegn term, it stands for Ducks Ass.…

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At 2:04pm on November 29, 2007, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard, Bill!

I've added the USS Coral Sea, so be sure to join the command:
http://www.navyvets.com/group/usscoralseacva43

Thank-you for your service!
Doug
 
 
 

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