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USS LY SPEAR ASSOCIATION REUNION 2016

We will be shuffling off to Buffalo, NY in September 2016 for our next reunion.   Watch our website for details as they become available.  www.usslyspear.org

Hope to see you there.

Leon Jessie  

Chairman USS L.Y. SPEAR ASSOC

Added by Leon Jessie on November 25, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Duty in Iceland

My last duty station on active duty was in Grindavic Iceland about 15 miles from the main base at Keflavic. I asked for orders to Iceland because I had 15 months left on my enlistment and people had told me it was great duty! It didn't take me long to find out how wrong that was! Grr! We didn't have the internet in those days so I could not research it.

The barracks I lived in had it's on gally and chowhall and only one good cook. It was that Thanksgiving that I realized what an…

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Added by Denise Boulet on November 25, 2015 at 11:42am — 5 Comments

NAVY CHIEF RAGLAND, COMNAVFE, CIRCA 1951-1952

Hello Chief Ragland, my name is Louis G. Cranford. I understand you"friended" me on Navy Vets and would like to make contact with you. A friend of mine, Ronald Brabbin (a Navy Vets member), tells me that you and he used to go out clubbing in Tokyo, back in the day. He says he cannot seem to contact you through the "friend" method. I told him I would try and reach you. If you would prefer you might reach Ron at ronbrabbin@gmail.com. Also, if you remember me, it would be great to talk about…

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Added by Louis G. Cranford on October 30, 2015 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

VA 55 USS Hancock

Any one from last westpsc on Hanna from va55 looking for lee wee wee Tom Wallace Juan Gonzales

Added by Michael Yuan Han on October 12, 2015 at 11:33pm — No Comments

LOOKING FOR A NAVY BUDDY

Looking for any air traffic control personnel  station at NAS Barbers Point 1972-1975

Added by robert bennett on September 28, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

i like to use some of your blogs as statments about RANGER being so closed to the land in viet nam from 1967-1970 .

I am going to a put a claim in for diabetes sa I was denied be for. thanks . benito Garcia .God bless you all. Vet1970@outlook.com.

Added by benito garcia on September 25, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

looking for ship mates

RAMONE TRIVENO LADERDO TX. USS RANGER CVA 61 R4 DIV PIPESHOP.1967-1970 VIET NAM.

Added by benito garcia on September 19, 2015 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

replacement uniform and pea coat

My storage locker was broke into and all of my USN belongings: uniforms, Black and Whites, Winter Black, Blue Dress, Pea coat. Dungarees, everything including my cottage.. I was in from 72-80. Can anyone help me find replacements?

Added by Shane B. Russell-Jenkins on July 29, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

No listing as crewmember?

Why would my Father-in-law's name, Robert C. Olsen, Seaman/2c, NOT be listed on the crew-members page for the USS SPICA, 1944-45? That's the ship he was on!  Any comments appreciated.

Added by Robert Carl Olsen on July 5, 2015 at 9:51pm — 1 Comment

Happy Independence Day!

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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Added by Douglas Karr on July 4, 2015 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

NEEDED - GREEN NAVY CHOIR AIGUILLETTE

Can anyone help me out finding one to leave my children?

Also the exact order of the dog tag info, row for row.

Thanks,

Airman Rhyner

Added by DAVID KENNETH RHYNER on July 3, 2015 at 5:22pm — 3 Comments

VA85 AO's 68-71

LIKE TO FIND ANY OF MY  SHIPMATES ,  

Added by frank c porta on June 27, 2015 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

WW-II Navy Vet, S.S. Spica, Looking for shipmates info!

Looking for surveying members of the S.S. Spica,? WW-II, Navy Cargo Ship, Point Barrow, Alaska, 1945, or records of the ship, pictures, shipmates,unit designation, awards etc! My father-in-law, Robert C. (Bob) Olsen, (89), from Chicago, Ill, still standing! Served on her in Alaska, prior to that was stationed in Hawaii on the ferry to and from Ford Island! "GO NAVY"! "CAN-DO"!  "OO-RAH"!  Contact: (son-in-law), former Sgt. 82nd Airborne, MP Co. 1967-70!  "AIRBORNE"!

Added by Robert Carl Olsen on June 6, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Tampa Bay Chief Petty Officers Association

The new meeting site effective January, 2015 is at the

TAMPA BUFFET

3904 South Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33614.

This is in the Britton Plaza Shopping Center about 1/2 mile N. of Gandy Blvd. We meet the 4th Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. The Association is open to Navy and Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers and we offer an annual scholarship to a member or relative as…

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Added by Bruce H. "Skip" May on June 6, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

VFA-86 AVIATION MACHINST MATE SHOP!

Added by Du Tho Hua on June 2, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

I am proud to have served US Navy

VFA-86 Squadron. FA-18 Aviation Machinist Mate

NATO Cruise 1988, Blue Nose.

Med Cruise 1989, Shellback.

I am missing my ship! USS AMERICA!

Added by Du Tho Hua on June 2, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Another soon to be homeless Vet.

My Wife of 18 years walked out the front door April 29th and is filing for divorce. I haven't seen her or our Son since. She and Her Brother have kicked me and our Daughter to the curb! All the bills; water and electric, natural gas, telephone, cable and Internet were in her name, and she paid the rent. She get's SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and disability payments because she's handicapped. Her brother manages her bank account and controls the money.



I'm…

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Added by Clayton Kaminska on June 1, 2015 at 9:51am — 3 Comments

can anyone help

My name is David Foland I went to Boot camp at RTC San Diego, My Anchor Book was destroyed many years ago I have been trying to find a replacement for many years, my company number was 87-127 any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by david w foland on May 25, 2015 at 11:54am — 3 Comments

Squardron Friends...

1963-1966 stationed at Quonset Point RI. attached to VS 22 and deployed on the Carrier USS Lake Champlain CVS 39. Would like to hear from anyone who might have been attached to VS 22 at that timeSquar

Added by Robert John Lacy Jr. on May 16, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Navy Days

I will be 71 in June and I believe in keeping the memories of my Navy Days, and perhaps yours, alive. I live my life vicariously through my service as it was one of the best periods of my life. In 2010 I wrote my memoirs, Navy Days Memoirs of a Sailor in the 60's. It's still out there on Amazon. I own several t-shirts and patches depicting my radioman sparks and ships - Saratoga and FD Roosevelt. Now I decided to create T-shirts commemorating the 60's, cold war and where I was and might have…

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Added by Edward Jon Spear on April 23, 2015 at 7:11pm — 4 Comments

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