Petty Officer Second Class
Aviation Electronics Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
A school Millington grad Dec 69 NAS Cecil field VA 174 A 7 A B and D Galley Crew NAS Crash Crew Wheels Watch promoted E 4 in charge of the wheels watch and given truck license. returned to AT shop several classes , transfered to check crew, reassigned to Maintenance Officer Gene Helveston a Mustanger Cdr . Great guy to work directly for made E 5 in 2 years and 4 months, reassigned to Quality Control Library E 6 billet E 5 pay . Rebuilt the entire library from debris collection Anything I needed Chief Woods staff AMSC Dicky whatever you need,, largest garbage cans in any office. All hands library up dated. They all thought they would get rid of me when Navy Capt Pinkeypank came for inspection I was at mess hall for lunch. They were wrong Its hard to miss a 6'2 Navy Capt with that name when you salute him We had a great exchange man to man. : ) I was informed when I developed Diabetes II that it was service connected at VA 174. A VF 174 e 6 used it on the entire runway wheels watch high power and gun sight areas, He was denied his Agent Orange VA disability benefits and told it was not related, He published his story on line . He died since he posted it I recommend you all read it, and the EPA superfund sites for VOC and ground zero was the VA 174 hanger .
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
December 26, 1968
End date of your service
April 17, 1973