"back in the 1950s there was a GM3 who took the exam for GM2,passed the test THREE times,and on the FOURTH time he was promoted to E5.Back in those days sailors from many different ratings could pass the test for advancement,and be ..." QUOTAED-OUT"…"
" I remember a sleet storm in November 1961.We were on the 3rd floor of the new barracks and had general inspection the next morning.We had all our uniforms either in the lockers or on the ground level wash lines.All we had left to wear was swim…"
"My story is not a sea story.Its a story of the events that occured during one year of my hitch in the Navy.It involves a train wreck in a river with fatalities and rescues.later in the same year we were deployed to the caribbean for the Cuban missle…"
"Hi Donald,I have an old photo of the DD's and DE's tied up alongside the Vulcan.I was stationed in the communications center on the base.When the blockade ended,the cruise ships came back.The tourists came ashore and we went aboard and went up to…"
Same story here...made Rm2 in three extended a year in Japan and tried to extend another year to see If I could
make RM1. Needed three or four months,(hard to remember now) to take the test, but the Co told me I could
only ship for six,…"
"During boot camp at Great Lakes,I spent service week in the frozen food lockers.Trailer loads of food came in and chow hall trucks took it out.Sometimes a box of orange popsickles or some other delicacy would hit the deck and break open.Of course it…"