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William A. Whisenant, Jr
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William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group NAS Cecil Field
"Merry Christmas to all you Navy Veteran's out there."
Dec 24, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group NATTC Memphis
"Merry Christmas to all you Navy Veteran's out there."
Dec 24, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Merry Christmas to all you Navy Veteran's out there."
Dec 24, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr left a comment for Kevin Bearden
"Thanks anyway.  I knew it was a longshot because I know a lot of Beardens in Alabama.  Plus it was a long time ago."
Nov 14, 2014
Kevin Bearden left a comment for William A. Whisenant, Jr
"Sorry, but believe it or not, there's quite a few Bearden clans in NE Alabama, SE Tennessee, West Georgia..there's also some in Arkansas and Texas... Good to hear from you, Shipmate.."
Nov 14, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr left a comment for Kevin Bearden
"Welcome Aboard Kevin.  Just wondering if you are related to someone I knew back in boot camp Company 311 in 1960.  His last name was (is) Bearden and he was from Northeast Alabama.  We made the trip to RTC San Diego together on a…"
Nov 11, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Jim Decota's blog post As we remember shipmates and those that gave all...
"Thanks Jim for posting this and thank you for your service."
Nov 11, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thomas, I was also at RTC San Diego in 1960. I arrived there July 5 and started out in CO 311.  I left the last week of September.  Finished up in CO 338 due to a short hospital stay."
Jun 25, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Franklin D Roosevelt CV-42
"I was a plane captain in VF-11 deployed for several short cruises plus the September 1962-April 1963 Med cruise."
Mar 15, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr joined Douglas Karr's group
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USS Franklin D Roosevelt CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB/CVA/CV-42) was the second of three Midway class aircraft carriers. The ship was constructed at New York Naval Shipyard.
Mar 15, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thank goodness for those saved letters. A friend of mine who became my girl friend and later on became my wife saved the letters I wrote her from RTC.  They have been useful in writing a sort of life history that our daughter-in-law asked us to…"
Jan 28, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I was seasick three times.  In 1961 I was on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt doing galley duty in the scullery.  The steam, the smell of the garbage, etc did a job on me.  The second time the FDR got caught in the edge of a tropical…"
Jan 24, 2014
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group NATTC Memphis
"Yeah Thomas I remember Mess cooking in the Marine Galley.  I was there from Mid-October 1960 through the 1st week of January 1961.  I had checked in on a weekend which I learned was how they assigned new personnel to the Galleys. I never…"
Dec 24, 2013
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks Thomas, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.  Also Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my Navy Vets friends.  Please remember our active duty vets who are away from home during this time of the…"
Dec 24, 2013
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks Thomas, Most of us who served spent one or more Thanksgivings away from family. So my family is one thing I am thankful for.  I am also thankful that we live in a country where we can celebrate Thanksgiving.    Your…"
Nov 25, 2013
William A. Whisenant, Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group NAS Cecil Field
"I arrived at NAS Cecil Field sometime in October 1961 from "A" school in Memphis. I was assigned to VF-174 fro familiarization with the F8U Crusader.  Reassigned to VF-11 in November. I worked as a plane captain the rest of my tour…"
Sep 2, 2013

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC San Diego, NATTC Memphis, VF-174, & VF-11 both of which were at NAS Cecil Field, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA42 while deployed with VF11
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 1, 1960
End date of your service
August 23, 1963

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At 12:10pm on November 14, 2014, Kevin Bearden said…

Sorry, but believe it or not, there's quite a few Bearden clans in NE Alabama, SE Tennessee, West Georgia..there's also some in Arkansas and Texas...

Good to hear from you, Shipmate..

At 9:34am on March 28, 2013, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

Welcome aboard!

 
 
 

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