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Willman R. Carter commented on LT Rolando A. Ayala's group Combat Navy
"Vietnam - Assigned to Kien An Ops Base [Apr - Sept 1971]; Sandbag Heaven, as it was nicknamed! The base was about over-ran a short while before I was stationed there... We were the replacements. We had screened in barracks to rest in, and…"
Sep 2
Willman R. Carter commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I was in company #644, Oct-Dec 1968. From a small town and poor family, this was my first time from home, first time on an airplane, etc. A couple of us got busted grab-assing, throwing pans of HOT water on each other, during mess hall duties!…"
Jan 4, 2015
Willman R. Carter commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Enterprise CVN-65
"Right out of boot camp, I served on the Big E from Dec 1968 to Sept 1970. I was assigned as a Ship Fitter - Pipe. Other duties included fire fighting, fog foam station watches, and damage control watches. Tore my left ear…"
Dec 25, 2014
Willman R. Carter commented on John W. Berry's group US Naval Forces Vietnam
"My first duty station was Cam Ranh Bay [Oct 1970 - Apr 1971]; If in the Nam, this was great duty.   Next was Ops Base Kien An [Apr - Sept 1971]; Sandbag Heaven, as it was nicknamed! The base was over-ran a month before I was stationed there...…"
Dec 24, 2014
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RTC San Diego

Recruit Training Command, San Diego, CaliforniaSee More
Dec 23, 2014
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Dec 23, 2014
Willman R. Carter commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"Crossed over in 07/1969 onboard the USS Enterprise CVAN 65. Couldn't believe the Navy did such crazy stuff... I loved it!  Got a magic marker an made drawings & sayings on my t-shirt that earned me a even more punishing initiation."
Dec 23, 2014
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Shellbacks

IMPERIVM NEPTVNI REGIS - To all Sailors wherever ye may be: and to all MERMAIDS, WHALES, SEA SERPENTS PORPOSIS, SHARKS, DOLPHINS, ELLS, SKATES, SUCKERS, CRABS, LOBSTERS AND ALL OTHER LIVING THINGS OF THE SEA. GREETING, Know ye.....See More
Dec 23, 2014
Willman R. Carter commented on GREGORY R HERVIEUX's group Damage Control Learn or Burn
"I was assigned as a Ship Fitter - Pipe on the USS Enterprise [Dec 1968 - Sept 1970]; I was assigned Damage Control Watches (fog foam station and monitoring void levels & etc.) and was on the Firefighting Team."
Dec 23, 2014
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Damage Control Learn or Burn

This command is for Damage Controlmen to talk, share stories, and add photos. Every one is welcome.See More
Dec 23, 2014
Willman R. Carter commented on Paul Barger's group Treasure Island Naval Station
"I was only at TI for a week [Oct 05-12, 1971], for separations; Was leaving the Nam with a 11-month early out. Was shocked and glad to see the beer machines!"
Dec 23, 2014
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Treasure Island Naval Station

this island in San Francisco has been many different commands. It was created for the 1939 worlds fair.
Dec 23, 2014
Willman R. Carter joined John W. Berry's group
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US Naval Forces Vietnam

The U.S. Navy's ability to project its combat power ashore in Southeast Asia, control the coastal waters off Vietnam, and provide logistic support for a major U.S. overseas military commitment mandated its heavy involvement in the Vietnam War. Naval operations took place in the South China Sea, among myriad islands, along the coastline of Vietnam, and on thousands of nautical miles of rivers and canals.See More
Dec 23, 2014
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Combat Navy

SECNAVIST 1650.1F 08 August 1991 14. Combat Action Ribbon a. Eligibility Requirements (1) Awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard: (When the Coast Guard or units thereof operate under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain/colonel and junior thereto, who have actively participated in ground or surface combat. Upon submission of evidence to their commanding officer, personnel who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge while a member of the…See More
Dec 23, 2014
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USS Enterprise CVN-65

USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth US naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the "Big E".
Dec 23, 2014
Willman R. Carter is now a member of Navy Veterans
Dec 23, 2014

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Enlisted Rating
Hull Maintenance Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
NRTC San Diego, CA - Co. #644 - Oct 1968 - Dec 1968;
USS Enterprise CVN-65 - Dec 1968 - Sep 1970;
Naval Amphibious Base - Coronado, CA - 09/1970 - 10/1970;
Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam - Oct 1970 - Apr 1971;
Kien An, Vietnam - Apr 1971 - Sep 1971;
Treasure Island, CA - Oct 1971
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
September 18, 1968
End date of your service
October 12, 1971

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