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Petty Officer Second Class
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling)
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC NTC San Diego CA. 1968 Company 788 NAVTRCEN Lakehurst NJ 1969 ABH class 909 NAS Cecil Field Jacksonville FL./OLF Whitehouse crash crew USS Vancouver LPD2 32nd st Naval Station pier 8 San Diego CA.
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
November 12, 1968
End date of your service
November 10, 1972
Hello David! THANK YOU so much for the kind greeting. Hope all with you is well and that you are in the best of spirits. I am a former hospital corpsman turned Navy Counselor. I have over 8 years with the FMF. I retired at Camp Lejeune,NC. TAKE CARE! Will talk again! Bill Lassiter SCPO/USN/RET
Thanks David I can start with when I received orders to Vietnam, came in as orders to Vietnamese language school. Called the detailer and asked how i got selected. He told me I had aced my language battery when I joined the navy. My reply to him that was Spanish one to ten, tell me what Texas boy cannot count one to ten in Spanish. Vietnam 67-68 caught Tet in 68.
Ok! I will visto navyvet as well thanks again and i hope to meet up with some old friends to but its noce to meet new ones as well.
Hello! I hope that i sound meeting a new of my old friends to and is noce to meet new ones well
Hey! Thanks for the instruction on how to change my photo
And how do I get my picture posted too?
Thanks it's been a long time since met someone from the Navy. Wanting to meet up with some old friends hoping to find them here. I was a road the USS New Orleans LPH- 11 from August 1985- April 1988. So tell about this site please and what's cooking with you.
This has got to be good! David, do you sling this much bullshit daily, weekly and monthly? Or did I catch you on your off day?
Hi David, In 1968, most of my time was spent on the America with VA-86, getting back late Dec.. We headed back out on the Coral Sea around Sept 69..I had an apartment in Jax in 69 and remember listing to " Crimson and Clover" over and over on the car radio.
I also remember listing to the moon landing at the apartment, as I was too poor to have a TV.
We got back from the second cruise around June 70 and I got out in May 71. Most of the time was spent going to schools at Cecil an Jax…..and getting ready to get out.
I've been back to Cecil, but not much there anymore, barracks', clubs, and exchange all gone. Mostly the hangers and the chapel are the remaining friendly sites. I'm glad that they are trying to make the chapel a formal memorial, given the memorial next to it.
I remember Cecil Field. I knew some guys who were there too.