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Jun 14
Richard Oropeza and Lee Damicone are now friends
Jan 31
Richard Oropeza replied to Marvin R. Lucas's discussion DD214
"Marvin R. Lucas,
 
Did you ever get any information that you were seeking on your father? I'm still working on my request...hope to hear from them soon.
 
Best of luck,
 
Richard Oropeza"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on First Class Association
"I heard recently that the Navy plans on doing away with Gold vs Red chevrons and hash marks! Any thoughts?"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on RTC San Diego
"Entered RTC San Diego 2/28/73, formed into Co. 077, QM1 Gassman was our Company Commander. Had a great time while at recruit training!"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza replied to Dan Westrum's discussion 1978 Ward Stabbing at NRMC Camp Pendleton in Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, CA
"Dan Westrum, 

I don’t remember that incident, but I do remember hearing of a Marine who tried to commit suicide and was rushed to the ER at the old NRMC CAMPEN back in the day and was rushed to surgery. I don’t know if he made it or expired in the…"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Los Angeles, CA
"This was my first duty station when I got be in the naval reserve attached to HQ Btry 5/14 at Chavez Ravine."
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza replied to Gregory Charles Hunt's discussion USN Navy Hospital Corpsmen Marine Corps Air to Ground Combat training Center Twenty Nine Palms CA in California Navy Veterans
"Gregory Hunt, as a member of Bravo Battery, 5/14th we often went to 29 Stumps to fire the 155mm cannons. Although I was a reservist, I still enjoyed my time there."
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza replied to Marvin R. Lucas's discussion DD214
"Marvin R. Lewis,
The final on trying to get my father's DD214, after years of working with the National Archieves personnel. Was that I received a letter, no letterheard or official seal, stating my father had served in the Army and the dates of…"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, CA
"When I got there, there was still remnants of the old barracks and the burnt barracks as well....until they opened the new BEQ. What a difference those days were!"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on RTC San Diego
"Mike Nigro,

Speaking of great recruit stories, I remember the story of the grandson of Slim Pickens, the actor. I can't remember his name because he was only in recruit training for 27 days or so.  I still remember the day, they released him to go…"
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on California Navy Veterans
"I errored he was honorarily given the GMC rate from MCPON Terry Scott in 2004, he also  played a LCDR not Lt as previously noted. he was in the Navy in the 1930's and reenlisted after Pearl Harbor...."
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on California Navy Veterans
"Jerry Ballard, yes I do it is Ernest Borgnine who was meritoriously promoted to GMC after getting out as a GM1...he also played Lieutenant Quinton McHale, USNR in "McHale's Navy" on TV."
Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on California Navy Veterans
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Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on California Navy Veterans
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Aug 21, 2019
Richard Oropeza left a comment on Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
"This was the only photo I could find for our home for Navy Medicine since 1842...that old building has a lot of history attached to it...a converted Naval Observatory....notice the dome on the top..."
Aug 21, 2019
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