"Don't recall having had the honor of guarding the dumpster lol but I do recall hearing that...also I recall some guys stood fence guard out in the cold....Did several four hour barracks watches at the Lakes though. Boring and scared I would fall…"
"I guess the stories we heard were true then. We were warned that guys who jumped down from the top bunk the next morning after the horrible shot collapsed!
Hate to hear you were one of them Michael :(
I remember when we were waiting in that room for…"
"I was there when it was cold and there was three feet of snow! You were lucky Michael. Oh, and if I am not mistaken, I think there was a record snowfall sometime within the time you were there and I was. I seem to remember them (company commanders…"
"Is anyone familiar with the staff training command center at Great Lakes in 1969?
I was a permanent service week and occupied a clerical position there (typing company command manual revisions). It was in a building with a gymnasium and there was a…"
"Oh yes, I remember a Camp Moffet now. I think you are right Michael. Thanks, and I remember those wooden barracks we were in when we first arrived. They were tinder boxes and we were told that they could catch fire very easily and would burn…"
"Yes Michael, I certainly know what you mean. It's been a long long time for both of us. I noticed "Stick" is in here, and he was stationed there in security after basic I believe. I have spoken some with him about it before but don't recall all the…"
"Oh yeah, I remember the ditty bag and ties lol. And the smoke and coke breaks too. They taught us to "field strip" the cigarette butts too.
Did you guys get the dreaded "bicillin" double butt shot? And were either of you top bunkers?
I was so scared…"
"spent 2 years on the USS GREAT SITKIN AE 17 1965-1967we re-armed the USS America a few times in the MED..we had a few collissions re-arming.scared the hell out you.we got hit so hard one time we had to have the hull welded."
""A" school (AME) at NATTC Millington in late 69 after Great Lakes basic. I remember the gym and whirlpools and saunas. It was a huge old wooden structure. Not sure if there was a pool. Heard that it burned down later. Had some good memories working…"
I was with a squadron (RVAH3) on a ten day carrier qual sometime around 70-72 out of Norfolk. Anyway we had a collision with a foreign vessel and I believe it was on the port side but I am not sure. I recall hearing that the fuel lines had been…