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Veterans who crossed the Panama Canal

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Points of interest in the Canal Zone

Started by Jerry Packer. Last reply by Jerry Packer May 26, 2011. 1 Reply

Military pictures I was stationed in the canal zone back in 1967>1970 at the COCO SOLO Naval Station (Atlantic side)  which…Continue

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Comment by James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired on October 16, 2017 at 6:01pm

Made the transit twice. First time onboard USS Cape Cod AD-43 from Pacific to Atlantic 29 Aug 1995 for ship De-Com at NSY Portsmouth VA. Then Atlantic to Pacific  onboard USS Frank Cable AS-40 11 March 1996  headed to new homeport NAVSTA Guam. (Link) Pic of me on Helo Deck USS Frank Cable AS-40 pier side NAVSTA Rodman with the Bridge of America's behind me. We stopped for the night.


Comment by Carl L. Hagen on August 21, 2017 at 9:34am

MSC station at Rodman as Food Service Officer and BOQ , BEQ manager 1977-1980. One of the best station I was at . Many great friends made there. Living in Plattsburgh NY

Comment by Steve Jackson on December 10, 2013 at 7:22pm

Made the transit on USS Pargo (SSN-650) in 1985 while changing home ports from Groton CT to Bremerton WA for overhaul

Comment by David King on December 8, 2013 at 12:29pm

Transited several times while TAD with a FMF force in the late 70's.

Comment by David P. Devan on November 10, 2013 at 3:09pm

I was stationed at navcommsta Galeta Island near coco solo in 1970-1972

Comment by Harry Kozlowski on September 16, 2013 at 10:00am

We went through the canal in 1970 on the USS Wainwright DLG-28, en route to Vietnam.

Comment by Gregory Suber on June 20, 2013 at 4:28pm

I passed thru the canal during a Unitas cruise on the USS Borderlon DD 881 out of Charleston SC in 1974

Comment by Billy R. Winn on May 13, 2013 at 10:06am

Passed thru the during a Unitas cruise on USS Mahan DDG-42 late 70s out of Charleston SC


Comment by Peter H St Onge on April 15, 2013 at 4:49pm

crossed several times 1979 & 1980 During Unitas xx & Unitas xx1

Comment by steven richmond on February 23, 2013 at 11:20pm

USS IWO JIMA LPH2.  We went through the canal when we changed homeports from San Diego to Norfolk in 1972.


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