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Comment by peter joseph bono on January 25, 2019 at 3:16pm

i was born in staunton illinois went to assumption high school in east st louis illinois i joined the navy in aug 1969 went ot bootcamp in great lakes illinois on 07 jan 1970 

i hated illinois for ruining my childhood i lived in a predominately african american neighborhood and was beat up all the time i learned to run fast like forest gump.

Comment by Norman T. Langhoff on July 22, 2016 at 11:12am

Born in Urbana raised in Chicago and south suburban Lansing.  Now reside in Springfield.  Boot camp at GLNTC 16 June 1958 then to NAAS Kingsville TX, aircraft familiarization school Norman OK, NAS Pensacola for ground/aerial photography A school, then to ComFive (Commandant 5th Naval District NOB Norfolk).  Honorable discharge 15 June 1964.

Comment by Gregory Lesniewski on August 5, 2014 at 12:37pm

Born/raised in Chicago, now reside in Harvey, IL! Entered USNR 1960, spent 3 years aboard USS BOSTON CAG-1, then back to USNR. Was a recruiter 1986-1991! Retired 7-20-2000 at NRC, Forest Park, IL

Comment by Jack Reed on February 7, 2013 at 1:16pm

Born and raised in Joliet, Ill. Joined Navy in Jan 1960 and retired Nov 1, 1989. Stationed on USS GRAFFIAS (AF-29) and USS AJAX (AR-6), homeported Sasebo, Japan. Stationed on Guam, PMOLANT Charleston, SC, USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (DLG/CG-32), Charleston, SC., VC-6 NAS Norfolk, PSD NAS Norfolk, USS TEXAS (CGN-39), Norfolk, CINCLANTFLT, Norfolk, PSD NAS Oceana,Va, USS HAYLER (DD-997), Norfolk. Retired PNCM, (SW/AW),USN.

Comment by kenneth mcdowell on July 14, 2012 at 3:10pm

Hey guys, born in Sublette Il. raised in Dixon, untill I was 12,  then Rockfalls for a year. I was at Illinois soldier and Sailors Childerns School in Normal,Il joined the Navy in 1959, I retired in 1979.  Live in Summerville, SC. HMC KENNETH MCDOWELL USN RET.  

Comment by Jerry d Crite on April 29, 2012 at 9:03am

Born in Indiana, but charished the summers i would spend with my family in Illinois. Retired from the Navy in 96. and now live in Southern Illinois (Alexander County)and love it.

Comment by John H. Eberle Jr. on November 28, 2011 at 11:35pm

born in Glasgow, Scotland came to Ill. in 1946 I grew up in Wonder Lake, Il went to boot at GL in 1962  29.6 miles from my front door, you know where I went for the 12 hour liberty.

Comment by Stick on February 13, 2011 at 11:08am

Philip Tucker...b & r in Southern Illinois...Harrisburg to be exact.

Service dates...1962-1965...

9 "wonderful weeks"at USNTC Gt.Lakes...and then back as Gate Guard in ADCOM  SECURITY DEPT..NTC Gt Lakes

1963 got orders to VAH 6 NAS WHIDBEY IS...1964 we transioned to NAS Virginia  Beach and Med Cruised with USS FORRESTAL...I opted out before cruise ended in 65'...dumb move on my part...

Comment by Doug Wean on February 3, 2011 at 11:44pm
Mt. Morris,Ill. enlisted in Rockford in Aug 1966. Hospital Corpsman. Field Medical Service School, Camp Le jeune, N.C..March 1967. US Naval Hospital,Portsmouth,Va-1967. 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade,Okinawa-1967, 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam-1968. US Naval Hospital, Great Lakes,1969-(Wounded in Action). NavSecGrpActivity, Edzell, Scotland,69-71. 'Silver Star for Gallantry in Action', 'Purple Heart Medal', 'Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry', 'Navy Marine Corps Combat action Ribbon'. Retired Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines VA Hospital. Reside in Oregon,Ill (Ogle County).
Comment by George Mitchell on December 27, 2010 at 10:52pm
I am originally from Claude, Tx (just outside Amarillo) joined the Navy '68, served for 22+ yrs. Spent time on both coasts. When I retired we moved up by Great Lakes where I worked for 15 yrs, then had to retire again. In '05 we moved to southern ILL where the living is easier & less expensive. So, I am a transplanted Illinoisan. It's a good life. Guess I've lived here for longer than I did growing up in Texas, so that must make me an honest-to-god ILLINOISAN! Ha! who'd a thunk it. I like it here. To all my fellowshipmates, it has been an honor to serve with you. Have a Great New Year!

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