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Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS ORION AS-18 74-78 USS SAMUEL GOMPERS AD-37 78-79 NRS OMAHA D/T 79-82 USS YOSEMITE AD-19 82-88 SSC PM/ML SCHOOLS 88-92 USS DIXON AS-37 92-94
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
January 30, 1974
End date of your service
January 30, 1994
Nice pics. Did not see any of me this is ray I was on the Gompers from 77 to 80 with you Ski and applegate and I do believe Chief Callahan/.
Do you remember that Cathy and I remade the yoyo emblem? Also our pattern shop along with you molders remade the US navy plaque to look more 3D. Recieved a navy comendation for it. I have all the cruise books from that time also.
Wow, what a small world. One of the best friends I have in life is my buddy Keith Paradise, who incidently settled after his USN tours in Summerville, SC. Great guy, and between him and another molder ("TINY" ML3 Gary Deutsch from Odessa, TX) they were a "god-send" in helping me adjust to navy life when I reported on-baord the USS Sierra in '75. We had a ton of fun, poured a lot of various ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in sometimes very unconventional ways, and between the time in the USN and all the years since, have maintained pretty close friendships as friends both as individauls but also as couples, for we are all still married to the same ladies as when we served together. We still really enjoy ourselves whenever we get the chance to cross "paths".
When I was in the shop on the Gompers, we also had MLFN Ken Dilli, MLFN Art Cabrerra, ML1 Anderson, and another guy named Mike (can't remember his last name) and ML1 Juan Aguillon. I think there were 14 of us all counted.