Bill Pippin replied to James Hollingsworth's discussion Lowes Discount in RTC Orlando
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin commented on R. Bruce Henderson's photo
"RIP, Admiral Zumwalt-a Brown Water sailor for sure. Oh, and thanks for allowing me the choice of whether or not I wanted to grow a beard, and for raising my spirits with the changes you made for us."
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on NAS North Island
"I arrived at VS41 right after AO A school in Jacksonville. I was attached to VAL4 leaving for Vietnam after training here and in Yuma. I remember a little eatery a block or so from our hangar area that had excellent bar-b-que. I absolutely loved…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on Patrol Squadron Eight VP-8
"I was with VP8 from 72-73, crew 10. Being the ordnanceman, I was also the cook. I hope no one held that against me. My crew mates were simply outstanding individuals. I went to places I will surely never see again-Spain, Bermuda, Iceland, England,…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin replied to Gerald Hannah's discussion A Place Called Vietnam
"  I really appreciate your tribute to all of these fine people affected to this day by Vietnam. I served in country with VAL4 from '70 to '72. I, like some, was very naive. I volunteered for the dumbest of reasons, and an unintentional slap in the…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on NAS Brunswick
"This was my last duty station. I had just left VAL4 in Vietnam and got lucky enough to be assigned to VP8. I was there, except for Bermuda, from 4/72 to 6/73. To me, this was a wonderful base. I believe there was a McDonald's outside the main gate.…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment for Tim Lane
"I must ask. How did you obtain the rank of sergeant in the Navy?"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on NAS North Island
"I loved this base! I had been in the Navy about ten months. I volunteered for Vietnam(all the wrong reasons) and VS-41 was my last stop. We got off about 14:30, I believe. The barracks didn't open until 1530, so I had an hour to kill every day. I…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on RTC Orlando
"I was hoping to find a site such as this. I really have a special place in my heart for Orlando. I guess it's because it has been so long and times does heal all wounds. I was in company 173 in August of 1969..Cousin's Commandos. What could go…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on Naval Facility Keflivik
"This is my first post on the site. I was initially going to make it on the RTC Orlando page, but when I started at the Command page I saw Keflavik and I just had to comment.
I had just left VAL4 in Vietnam and had gotten some good duty with VP8. I…"
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin left a comment on Naval Facility Keflivik
"Thanks, Jim. We were only there for three days and my little world as I remember it was the quonset huts. I don't even remember snow. I appreciate the pictures. I know I would have remembered the Northern Lights, though."
Aug 21, 2019
Bill Pippin posted photos
Aug 21, 2019