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James W Ward commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Got it done on the photo album of the Viet Nam vets (Vietnam Veterans photo club).  I have worked hard to help a lot of us, but so many of us suffer from PTSD it is hard to live life.  God Bless"
Thomas Collier commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thanks James it would be wonderful.  I do want to tell all that the 2nd paragraph to the end is an exert from my friend Jim Davis who writes a weekly letter to inform veterans of the current pending legislation and DoD information for the…"
James W Ward commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Thomas, If you do not object, I will post your comment on facebook at the Viet Nam veteran site.   Jim, how are things, haven't talked to you in a while.."
Jim Decota commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"I totally agree with you SK2 Collier. Youur posting will get better and more exposure if you start a "blog" for it. When placed in the individual commands like RTC, it will only be seen by those who follow that command after it scrolls out…"
Thomas Collier commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Every day I run across an item concerning a VET that needs to be passed on. I realize this has no bearing on NRTC, but we all are VETS and this item touched home. Almost every day when I begin to read all the news alerts I get, I always dread…"
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The USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, is a supercarrier that was named after former Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers.
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Al Lieberman commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC Orlando
"I posted a good group photo of company 127 taken in Dec '75."
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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…


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…


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…


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…


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:


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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