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Carl L. Hagen commented on Douglas Karr's group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
"I entered  GL  June 1967 company 265. Was told that only 10% of company would stay passed their first enlistment. I did 20. Any other sailors  from company 265 here? would like to connect been  over 50 years."
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NAS Patuxent River

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is home to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and serves a center for test and evaluation and systems acquisition relating to Naval Aviation.
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Carl L. Hagen commented on Douglas Karr's group Naval Training Center San Diego
"I was station here as ship company Food Service Nov 1967-Nov 1969, again 1973-1975 and last as Commissary Manager 1985-1987 retired. Any one still around from this  time. Living in Plattsburgh NY now"
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Naval Training Center San Diego

Naval Training Center San Diego (NTC San Diego) (1923–1997) is a former United States Navy base located at the north end of San Diego Bay.
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Carl L. Hagen commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Harry E Yarnell DLG/CG-17
"Served on her  for 6 months Feb thru July 71. CS-2. Enjoyed  the short time on board,. Did a lot of painting, and had fun liberty . Transferred to Iceland."
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Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Electrician's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC Orlando, Electrian's Mate "A" School Orlando, Navy Nuclear Power School Orlando, USS Coontz DDG 40, USS Spartanburg County LST 1192, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, SIMA Norfolk
Veteran of Foreign War
Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
December 2, 1986
End date of your service
December 2, 1992

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:21pm 2 Comments

Besides living in Canada for 6 years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Germany and France when I was young. With business, I traveled and worked with companies in Iceland, France, the UK, and Italy. In the Navy, I did humanitarian operations throughout the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. We also did joint training operations in Europe with the UK, France, and Israelis. I served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, spending time in Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates…

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Avoid The Rush!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:37pm 3 Comments

I always thought that meant the ‘rush’ of folks that were on their way to do the same thing you were doing. I was wrong as I found out when watching the History Channel on a history of the Icebreaker!

The U.S.R.C. Rush was a United States Coast Guard Cutter sent off the Alaskan coast to put a stop to the whaling and hunting of seals outside the federally allotted season. At the time, the Seal population was being…

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The Greatest Man I Know

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

I've never met another person in my entire life that has had as much integrity as my father. In his life, he was wronged by many people that he helped out - and never held a grudge. He never lied. He never cheated. He never tried to short anyone for his own gain.

My father found a relationship with God after…

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Expectations of the United States vs. Islam

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 8:25pm 2 Comments

A friend and I were discussing the crisis the United States has in the Middle East and he brought up a great observation. When 9/11 occurred, the United States was rightly in an uproar.  No one rioted and we didn't storm embassies, but there was some anti-Islamic sentiment viewed throughout the country.  The…

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Keeping Your Email Address Safe

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 11:40am 5 Comments

We've had a few shipmates that have badmouthed us and said that we're selling email addresses and that they are getting 10 times more spam since joining the site.  I can't reiterate this strong enough:



WE DO NOT SHARE OR SELL EMAIL ADDRESSES TO ANYONE!

Here are some words of advice for keeping your email address safe.

  1. If you have any fear that your email address has been shared in the spam world, the…
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At 9:09am on February 22, 2017, Frank J Cormier said…

Thanks Douglas,

Looking forward to sharing and chatting. I would like to add the USS Orleck to the Command page as we are currently making Her into a Naval Museum. I'll eventually get my "sea legs" and learn how to navigate through all this.

At 1:43am on October 31, 2016, Ryan Oakley said…
Thanks for the add in the group. Yes I am Daves friend. He told me about this tonight so I had to check it out.
At 7:06pm on December 23, 2015, David W Asche said…

Hey Doug! Trying to find a way to uploar a Power Point slide show on here. Can I do it?

At 9:01pm on July 27, 2015, Kelley Boyd said…

Hey, Thanks for setting up the web site. I just received a call from the former president of the National Assault Craft Veterans Association. He thinks that I am recruiting veterans away from the NACVA (of which I am a member). I don't think he understands that I was just connecting with other vets from Idaho. Anyway I guess because I blogged about one of my NACVA reunions when you do search for the NACVA up comes this web site and he thinks I am in competition with them. Hope to clear this up by sending out a few emails. Again, thanks for your website.

Kelley Boyd

At 12:40pm on July 16, 2014, william m pallister Jr said…

  Thanks....Bill Pallister

At 5:07pm on April 24, 2014, Courtney Leroy Akins said…

I was on the Cleveland (LPD-7) and a member of the Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club just prior to and during Project Endsweep as an HT3.

At 8:19pm on February 18, 2014, David W Asche said…

Looks like NavyVets is doing real well for a bunch of swabbies...

 

At 6:02pm on August 1, 2013, Glenn Lepien said…

Hey Doug ..

I rode the BunkerHill as a FTG Observer in '85 .. she didn't look like her command photo .. I blieve you have an "Arleigh Burke" in it's place ..

Here's  the Benny Hill .. Shipmate! 

At 4:07am on July 18, 2013, David W Asche said…

Ashes sent up here will be Honorably handled.  Don't need to do that unless you really want to.  Where would you like them placed?

At 8:59pm on July 17, 2013, Ron Belanger said…
Doug, it was with mixed emotions that I received your email about your father's passing. Sad in that he will be truly missed - I was touched by the welcoming post he made on my wall when I joined NavyVets over three years ago, happy that he is at rest with the Lord. I shall remember him in my prayers at Mass next weekend. May he rest in peace, and may all of his family be comforted by knowing that he is now in a much better place.
 
 
 

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