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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
Yeah, looking for stories /sea stories for a book I'm writing. I already have one book out and am working on two others. First book; IN REPOSE, about diving on the USS Arizona, Second book; HOO YAH DEEP SEA, expected out this year, and third book; SITTING ROUND THE CHARLIE NOBLE, looking at next year. The second and third books are story anthologies.
Sorry David, been away from my computer. In response to your question, Yes, I did spend many a time on top deck during flight ops in the little two man room designated for the medical dept. Eyes couldn't, get use to the "red" light that we were required to use at all times while on hard top or in our room. Made for difficult time trying to read anything with the red lights.
USS Independence CVA-62 Sick Bay Ward #2 Unable to determine which Med deployment this was since I was ships company from 1969 until 1972. I believe we made a minimum of 3 deployments to the med.
yes i was on blue ridge from nov 1985 to may 1988, i was the POIC fro the ships armory and the 2 twin 3" gun mounts, i love my time on the blueridge capt heidt busted me from first class po to third class po for assaulting a fellow crew member, it was a very unfair co's mast i contact senator john mccain and he assisted me in getting my stripes back within 30 days, and eventually capt heidt retired as a capt and not as an admiral as he wanted to. i enjoyed my time on the ridge made good friends im looking to contact mark babutzke and larry sirmans if you can help me id appreciate it sail on ridge mate thanks pete
Was a plane captain, at the time worked on F8 Crusaders. Also training Petty officer for line shack. Asst to PO1 for our division.
Thanks for the welcome. San Diego boot camp nov 1967, NAS Chase field Beeville Tx mar 1968 to mar 1970. GITMO BAY CUBA apr 1970 to sept 1970. AT3 at discharge. Joined the Navy to see the world, native Texan so saw southern cal, south Texas and the tropical paradise of Cuba. Great memories tho.
Thank You David!
Thanks for the warm welcome. As for stories, I don't have anything exciting to add. :-)