David W Asche replied to James Franklin Benson's discussion Mariana Trenches
"My wife, her friend and her sister went and saw the movie "Jaws" when it first came out.  My wife had a large>>>read again "LARGE"<<< Popcorn and was between the two of them.  When the guys head poked out of the bottom of the boat, they both grabbed…"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to James Franklin Benson's discussion Mariana Trenches
"It took me a while to get used to breathing with the snorkel, but the new ones are easy to use.  You don't need weights or a wet suit.  Just flippers and a mask and a snorkel.  Just float along using the flippers as propullsion
The sun was so strong…"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to Adrian Hernandez's discussion What Have You Tossed?
"YES!!!  I had to stay in Sandego and get a whole new med record including shots before I could entertain my adventure to get to my ship in WESPAC only to find my ORIGINAL med record was ALREADY THERE!!!   Don't try and feed us crap about you…"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to Roger Hutchings's discussion Pathetic Washington
"Oh yeah!  Nanci has balls all right!  She was a bull dyke wrestler before she ran for government office.  I want to sneak in and put Ben-Gay in her jockstrap."
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to Adrian Hernandez's discussion What Have You Tossed?
"Crotch cricket????"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to Dan Brown's discussion Jason (ARH - 1/ AR-8) in US Navy Molders
"No...The Jason had its own particular stink.   Ajax had another smell to it, but it has no description.  We knew we were getting close to either one of them and were still miles away...."
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to James Franklin Benson's discussion Mariana Trenches
"That's Ok.  I never saw any sharks at all.  The water was crystal clear and warm as bathwater and was real nice to swim in.  The fish I did see were very beautiful and many different kinds.  I have a few shells I found which were live critters…"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to Adrian Hernandez's discussion A Cold One
"The movie is "The Last Detail".  Those guys should have done their jobs rather than the stuff they did, but then, that was a movie. 
Beer in the barracks in San Diego was .25 and a can of stew/chilli/ Spaghetti and meatballs was also a.25.
1971/72."
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to James Franklin Benson's discussion Mariana Trenches
"I never did get used to the heat and humidity there.   That's why I went snorkeling nearly every day!"
Aug 21, 2019
David De Rooy commented on David W Asche's blog post I Was A MOLDER
"After seeing all the recent posts by Navy Molders I was curious to know more about the rating. I found this by David Asche.  It filled all the gaps. Thanks David 
 one other thing,   Are Molder and Hull tech a combined…"
Aug 21, 2019
Jim Decota replied to David W Asche's discussion Long time gone.
"You ain't the only one!"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche replied to Peter Brooks's discussion USS Yosemite in US Navy Molders
"Facebook has a Molder page.  Lots of guys have gone there.  Seems to be the "Hang Out" now."
Aug 21, 2019
Dan Sessler commented on David W Asche's blog post We're Gonna Do WHAT????
"David, A guy I work with served on the Hector during Vietnam. His name is Rick Benson. He was an HT. Do you remember him?

Thanks

Dan Sessler
Ex-IC3
USS Wabash AOR-5
USS Sacramento AOE-1
USS Gray FF-1054
Active Duty May 1974 through July 1978"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche left a comment for Douglas Karr
"Hey Doug! Trying to find a way to uploar a Power Point slide show on here. Can I do it?"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche commented on DAVID KENNETH RHYNER's photo
"I was in the top deck of the new barracks on Camp Nimitz (Worm Island) and we would watch the Marines running in sweats out behind the barracks.   I was in Boot in July-August-September of 1971 and a few yards behind the formations of Marines was a…"
Aug 21, 2019
David W Asche commented on Frederick Smith (Smitty)'s photo
"My dad was on USS Charles Carroll (APA-28)  Served all through WWII and made every landing."
Aug 21, 2019
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