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Veterans: 59
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2017

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Comment by Robert C Smith on July 16, 2017 at 10:55am

From San Francisco... Served with Fighter Squadron 24 stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station - Fightertown USA. Deployed WESTPAC/Vietnam on the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) in 1967 and the USS Hancock (CVA-19) in 1968/69 and again in 1969/70

Comment by Kevin Kelly on June 30, 2017 at 2:00pm

Served 88 -92 USS Dubuque LPD -8. Made BT3

Comment by Kevin Kelly on June 30, 2017 at 1:58pm

Any BTs or MMs out there?

Comment by Alan Amarias on May 25, 2014 at 9:42pm

Inlisted in Long Beach Ca. Aug 1958  NTC San Diego, first ship  USS Merrick

AKA 97 2 west pac cruises. Transferred to USS Plumas County LST 1083 ,skeleton crew for decommissioning in Sasebo, got to Sasebo and we had to make 2 runs to Subic Bay to pick up a marine air group.

 By the time we finally got her decommissioned all our orders had been changed

 and I went aboard the Coral Sea for my final 11 months

Comment by Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret on December 29, 2013 at 11:11am

Comment by Rosalie "Chris" Davis on June 19, 2013 at 5:55pm

Stationed at the US Navy Submarine Base PT, Loma  Mk 48 shop from 1980 to 1984. Trying to connect with Sharon Williams and some other navy buddies.

Comment by Mike Nigro on February 14, 2013 at 9:26am

Greg..Interesting you should mention the Saudis.  As a young YN2/YN1, I was stationed on the staff at RTC from 72 to 76 and worked at the Saudi Det as their administator in 74 and 75.  They were an interesting group with an unusual culture.  We nearly had a nationally recognized incident when a Saudi Wahkeil (def: Chief)  hit a Saudi Recruit across the upper back with the butt of an M-1 rifle one day on the roadway in front of the R-4 Building.  Problem was it was a Friday around 11:30 when all the guests where arriving for that day's graduation pass and review.  

Comment by Gregory Charles Hunt on February 14, 2013 at 3:35am

Born Lompoc, California July 1 1957, Father Navy Veteran Korean Era, Younger cousin now a Navy Corpsman... 60 year Californian Navy Tradition.

Comment by Gregory Charles Hunt on February 14, 2013 at 3:34am

RTC NTC fall 76 to spring of 77,  along side the Royal Saudis. Co 006 CC Georgiani . Interesting guys those Saudis.  Had a suprise meeting with a group of guys with salt and pepper aguletts across the bridge, very bad attitudes! Graduated RTC NTC along side our Saudis Goose Step!. Attended NRMC BALBOA Class C Hospital Corps School. Graduated May 1977. Strahan are you out there? Napier?  Was stationed at Marine Corps Air to Ground Combat Training Center in Mojave Desert, as a field corpsman, BAS, Military Ward, ED. Live fire exercises and several other adventures for three years plus HM3/AD/USN. Honorable Discharge. James Bentz? are you out there and well?  Cross Rated to National Regestry of EMT's. Graduate Paramedic. Civilian Field Medic 32 years , total time of service as a field medic 36 years.  Wounded in civilian ems service while serving, no brag just happened. 10 percent disablity. Current Status: Civilan Medc acitive in Service Pittsburg Co Oklahoma/ Verteran USN Hospital Corps. Yes "Cold War Vet", post Vietnam by a few months time.

Comment by Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret on July 12, 2012 at 12:48am

Thanks Richard for showing those Photos. Ya He was a Great Guy! and his wife was wonderful also. Had a great opportunity to spend the Day with them and have a lot of photos i took even his autograph on my white hat sealed in a clear bag.

Have his Address also that he gave me when I sent him the photos I developed after the Change of Command. Ya.... He will me missed!


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