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Comment by gary blake on January 30, 2019 at 10:34am

I sworn into the navy in 1975 in Cincinnati Ohio. I went to boot camp in GLI. After graduation, I went PA for fire fighter training and A school. I was sent to Norfork VA for over seas training and to learn the Scottish customs. Fire fighting training again. My rate was Haul Tech FN. I was assigned to the USS Holland AS-32 as a  haul tech. After mess deck duty, I was assigned to the small boat division. There were several guys from my division, the 3rd division, and would like to get a hold of some of them. Vinny McKinney from Cheviot Ohio, Joe Bumgardner from Hamilton, Ohio, Jeff Anchutzes from Washington Court House, Ohio, Greg Howard from Dayton, Ohio. Can"t remember them all, but if you remember Gary 'Bones' Blake, contact me at

Comment by michael kerkes on July 20, 2018 at 7:11pm
Sworn in 8march 62 usnr graduated june 62 Columbus ohio boot GL june-sept 62 company 257 Charles Farley TM 1 cc
Comment by Eric Cooper on March 18, 2017 at 2:22pm

Joined the Navy in 2009 right after high school, went through MEPS in Cleveland. Went to boot camp in Great lakes, then Hospital Corpsman "A" School, then Fleet Medical Training Battalion in Camp Pendleton in 2010. I was stationed at Naval Hospital Bremerton from 2010-2012 and Naval Hospital Rota from 2012-2014 before the end of my enlistment. 

Comment by Norman E. Wells on July 28, 2016 at 7:27am

Sworn in Cleveland OH, 1973. Went to San Diego for boot camp. Left with orders for Naval Sub Training Pearl Harbor HI. While in Transit orders were change to NAVAL Air Station Anacostia VA. Worked at Arlington Hall Station. For DOD-DIA. Honorable discharge July 1st 1977

Comment by Raymond Kozlowski on August 4, 2015 at 3:22pm

Joined Navy in Cleveland Ohio in June of 1961, went into the Navy as Airman Apprentice left navy a YN2.  Duty stations range from USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA31) westpac finished at Naval Ordinance Unit Key West Florida

Comment by Roger Hutchings on June 19, 2015 at 11:17pm

             I was born in Children’s Hospital on the grounds of Case Western Reserve University. A  few years later we moved to Lyndhurst I attended Charles F Brush High School. As a Junior I dropped out and joined the Navy, served for 22 years, from E-1, I reachedE-8, than Warrant Officer Than I applied for the LDO program  and was appointed to LTJG. I served on 7 ships during my career, starting on the USS LST 1154, than the USS LANING APD 55, USS Fulton AS 11, USS SKYLARK ASR 20, Nuclear Power School, than qualified at the D1G Prototype at West Milton NY. Than I was assigned to the PreCom unit for the USS TRUXTUN DLGN under construction in Camdan NJ. When I reached Chief I was sent to Pearl Harbor to the USS EG SMALL DDR 838. MY last ship was USS POINTDEFIANCE LSD 31 Than as Vietnam was winding down I was ssigned to CINPACFLT staff at Pearl. As LT my last duty station was COMSTA OHAU.  I miss the Navy and my only regret is that I didn’t stay in for 30 as believe I would have reached O-6 and I loved sea duty!

Comment by Robert F. Fagan Jr. on June 16, 2015 at 7:01pm
Signed up Oct 81 still in high school, mom had to sign for me, left sep 3 82 for San Diego. 20 years later retired as an FC1. Worked in California another 11 years and back in Ohio now.
Comment by michael kerkes on June 16, 2015 at 6:29pm
Joined reserves in mar 62 still in high school linden McKinley Columbus oh went to Great lakes june 62 grad 10 sept 62 went aboard USS VULCAN AR5 MARCH 63 to March65 lived in Delaware oh Newark oh now back in Columbus
Comment by Ernest Copenhaver on June 16, 2015 at 3:12pm

Joined the Navy out of Cleveland Ohio and departed for Great Lakes on 10/1/1969. Served as an RD/OS on two ships USS Dahlgren DLG-12 and the USS Richmond K Turner DLG-20.

Comment by Lee Boulis on November 11, 2014 at 6:37pm

Enlisted 1974 Great Lake Training. Served USS STEIN DE/FF1065 1975-1977. Born, raised, and returned to OHIO.


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