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I was given permission and I advanced to the Quarterdeck where I got my orders stamped and signed in. Someone from Air dept. was called and I was shown the way to my berthing space. After a quick meet with my new Shipmates, I was escorted to the Air…
Tuesday
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After my leave was up I had a friend drive me to Seattle, and got a flight to San Diego. I arrived at the airport in San Diego, and took a city bus to the Naval Station on 32nd st. The Bus stopped at the main gate and I got off and checked in…
Jan 24
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After a long bus ride, I go to the airport in Tallahassee spend a good share of my cash on a ticket. At least I'm on my way home. I still have a couple weeks until I'm due at my new command. I had to get some money from Dad to buy my airline…
Jan 15
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I ponder my options and decide I only have one that won't waste more of my leave, and require me to get money to pay for it all. I can somehow leave my car here and go to Tallahassee and get a flight home. He tells me he might be able to buy my car…
Jan 11
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On the third day since I left Cecil; Field, I get the lowdown. He can get a rebuilt motor but it will take a day for it to arrive and then another day to install and get everything ready. I have some money but not enough to pay for everything. I…
Jan 10
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The next day I find out it's bad news. He says he needs to pull the motor and head so I give him the okay. Later I returned and found out that I had a broken exhaust valve and a hole in my piston. To fix it right I would need to do a rebuild…
Jan 9
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Luckily I am less than a mile from town. Lake City FL. and as I'm walking along I get a ride from a local, and he takes me to a guy who has a shop that does auto repairs. The shop owner offers help with getting my car to town. We go get my car and…
Jan 7
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A beautiful day with sunny weather and I have been on the road for about ninety minutes. Passed by the Swanee river and the Okefenokee swamp. As I was cruising along, suddenly my engine died and I coasted to a stop along the shoulder. I messed…
Jan 6
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Early December 1970, I load everything I own into the back seat of a 63 VW. I check out at the gate of NAS Cecil Field and hit the road heading west. I plan to drive home to Washington state for some leave before I report to the ship in San Diego…
Jan 4
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I have my car and I decide to drive it cross country instead of selling it and flying home. I figure I can drive it in four days, maybe five. I request leave for 20 days and travel time to the west coast was five days. So I had 25 days until I had…
Jan 1
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Dec 31
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My 18 months is up at the end of December and my orders come through. I am going back to San Diego to report to the USS Vancouver LPD 2. I have some leave built up so I decide to take home leave before reporting to the ship.
Dec 31
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I took the test for Petty officer and after about 60 days the results are posted on the board, I passed and get advanced on 01 June 1970. I'll continue on the crash crew with the same job I had as an E-3 Airman. No changes yet except a few more…
Dec 24, 2022
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Dec 19, 2022
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The crew on an MB5 crash truck consists of Driver/operator, turret man, and two rescue/hose men. On sIow days when we don't have ops, we'll run Hot drills at the base. We have a mock-up old fighter jet that gets dowsed with JP5 and set a blaze. The…
Dec 19, 2022
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's video
"Good video! Brings back some memories of liberty in foreign ports."
Dec 18, 2022
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