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Cuban Blockade Survivors Association


Cuban Blockade Survivors Association

Underway Rearming off the Coast of Cuba. Cuban Quarantine, October, 1962

Veterans: 16
Latest Activity: Jan 2

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Cuban Missile Crisis from a Key West prospective.

Started by Lee Damicone. Last reply by Wm. E. Gardner Oct 9, 2017. 1 Reply

54 Years ago in mid-October I was sitting on my favorite bar stool in the “Top Hat Bar & Lounge on Daval Street with “Captain Morgan” when the Shore Patrol approached me & informed me to…Continue


Started by Raymond Heinssen Mar 24, 2010. 0 Replies

Hey Paul, you have to e-mail me and tell me how to get my photo on the CBSA. Looks like I have to ask a BOATS to help me out Tks. Ray H.

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Comment by Wm. E. Gardner on June 8, 2011 at 2:18pm
Comment by Paul F. Palladeno on June 8, 2011 at 9:42am


Welcome Aboard Shipmate!


Comment by Kenneth C. Shee on June 6, 2011 at 11:46am
I was a radioman stationed in San Juan PR.I was yanked out of Radio A school in Bainbridge MD. and flown to Gitmo with 2 hours notice to beef up the communications net.Two weeks later the blockade went into effect.
Comment by Clarence F Freeman on March 25, 2010 at 7:51pm
lots of trouble to get my picture up there.
Comment by Paul F. Palladeno on March 21, 2010 at 5:34pm
Welcome aboard, will be looking for you in New Orleans.
Comment by Sal Cairo on March 20, 2010 at 9:38pm
Hey, come you didn't welcome me aboard?
Comment by Sal Cairo on March 20, 2010 at 9:37pm
Hey Pat.....welcome aboard. don't know if you remember me, but I was a PN3, also........but stayed as the deck yeoman instead of transferring to Ops. I only had about 4 months to separation when I made 3rd class, so decided to stay with the deck crew.
Comment by patrick geautreau welch on March 20, 2010 at 9:20pm
Hi guys......I was on board from 62-63, also with paul and the rest of a great crew..remember the blockade very well . remember re-ariming the Enterprise, a great experience. pat welch pn3
Comment by Sal Cairo on March 19, 2010 at 10:07pm
Hi guys......don't know where the hell that pic of me and 2 of my kids came from....but, it's there.......AHOY shipmates! As Paul knows, I'm moving to Florida in about 2 weeks, and, if I'm squared away, I hope to make the reunion this'd be nice seeing y'all.
Comment by Paul F. Palladeno on March 19, 2010 at 1:38pm
Clay, Welcome aboard Shipmate

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