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Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
Active duty May 1959 - April 1963 1959 USNTC Great Lakes, Camp Barry, Company 219 1959 - 1960 US Naval Academy Preparatory School, USNTC Bainbridge, Md Jan 1961 Missle Fundamentals, GS "A", GMS, Dam Neck, Va 1961 Submarine School, USN S/M Base, New London, Ct 1961 Enlisted Basic Course, USN S/M Base, New London, Ct 1961 Mare Island, Ca 1961 Guided Missle Unit Ten, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1961 - 1963 USS Halibut SSGN587, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1962 First Deterent Patrol 1962 Regulus Missle "C" School, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1962 Second Deterent Patrol 1962 Qualified "Nuclear SS" aboard USS Halibut SSGN-587 1962 underway to Mare Island, Ca (Cuban Missle Crisis) 1963 Mare Island Shipyard, Ca - Core Change 1963 underway to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (USS Thresher lost) 1963 USS Cusk SS-348 1963 NAVRECSTA, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1963 US NAVRECSTA, T.I., San Fransisco, Ca - Separated from Active Duty 1964 NRSD 3-1 (M), USNRTC, Bridgeport, Ct - Inactive reserve 1964 REG 3/17, USNRTC, Bridgeport, Ct - Inactive reserve 1964 Active Duty - USS Tigrone AGSS-419, New London, Ct 1964 NRSD 3-1 (M), USNRTC, Bridgeport, Ct - Inactive reserve 1965 Naval Reserve Manpower Center Inactive reserve 26 May 1965 Honorably Discharged as MT2(SS) 16 Jul 1976 Enlisted in Naval Reserve Advanced Pay Grade Program, ET1(SS) Temporary, New Haven, Ct 16 Jul 1976 - 25 Dec 2000 Naval Reserve See Blog ETC(SS) Retired William (Bill) D. Karr for details of all 30+ years of Naval Service
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
May 27, 1959
End date of your service
December 25, 2000
We all here( I have communicated with several about our loosing the Chief) are with you in our thoughts in this time! We know the Chief will remain here with us as well. Our prayers are with you, your son and the family. We are honored that you would fill in for him!
"Out of the winds' and the waves' riot,
Out of the loud foam,
He has put in to a great quiet
And a still home.
Here he may lie at ease and wonder
Why the old ship waits,
And hark for the surge and the strong thunder
Of the full Straits,
And look for the fishing fleet at morning,
Shadows like lost souls,
Slide through the fog where the seal's warning
Betrays the shoals,
And watch for the deep-sea liner climbing
Out of the bright West,
With a salmon-sky and her wake shining
Like a tern's breast, —
And never know he is done for ever
With the old sea's pride,
Borne from the fight and the full endeavour
On an ebb tide."
Thanks Chief! I'm a Mustang, selected to Chief Gunner's Mate in 1995, Commissioned CWO2 in 2000, and LTjg in 2003. An Ordie and member of the mess. Take care! I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S.!!
I really enjoy your site & the article's about the San Diego Recruit training Center & the
way it is now. The video about the AD Skyraider's were the first planes in my Squadron
and were known as AD5 Queen's. They were replaced by the Willey Fud's with the dome
on the top like a smaller version of the Awacs today. I was on the USS yorktown the same
cruise as Denny Witham & am his lifetime friend as well. He wrote the comment Dec
hi bill, I was looking at the command section and noticed that you didnt have anything about the USS YORKTOWN, she is a naval musuem in charleston sc. and some young vets need to visit her to see how much they missed out on, no ac ,
no tv ,no internet ,no female personel[maybe good thing, ha] .become a member of the YORKTOWN ASSOTATION. thought you might need this information.
looking for cds or any recordings of Blue Jacket Choir. I was a member in 1970. I do not care when the recording was made.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.