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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 R. Kilgore on October 31, 2011 at 12:34am
Hit Canal SEPT. 1984- long story= tell later-USS Wm. H. Standley cg-32. crazy USN way to Centel Americia! for a farmboy from Texas!!!
Comment by Stanley Alan Garrett on August 5, 2011 at 9:37pm
Not at all. Beer garden on pier just like you.
Comment by Richard C Bowren on August 5, 2011 at 8:45pm

Stanley, was your liberty situation any better ?? I doubt it ...


Comment by Stanley Alan Garrett on August 5, 2011 at 8:27pm

Richard Bowman: I was there at the same time. I was on the USS Churchill County LST583

Comment by Richard C Bowren on August 5, 2011 at 8:11pm

Made the crossing during the Panama crisis '64, I believe. Liberty was restricted and all we had was a large field behind the warehouses at the pier for a ball diamond etc., and we built our own bar .. called "Frenchman's Rusty Roof Saloon". The situation in DomRep later wasn't much better ..


Comment by Tony LaConte ENC (SW/VCCC) Ret. on August 4, 2011 at 3:24pm
Was stationed in Panama from Sept. '82 til Oct.'86 with the Harbor Patrol Unit, Combat Craft Division. Was a boat captain for both a PBR (River Patrol Boat) and a PCF (Swift Boat). Deployed to South and Central America with the Ramo Raiders on numerous ocassions. Made over 300 transits of the Canal during my tour. Was the best duty station of my 22 year career.
Comment by David W Morris on July 15, 2011 at 11:51pm
Did world cruise onboard USS Stien FF-1065 in 1988. Was the throttleman.
Comment by Tim Plotner on June 5, 2011 at 11:40pm
went thru it onboard the julius a furer ffg-6
Comment by Paul Day on March 24, 2011 at 9:13am
Passed trough the canal in February 1971 on the way to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. USS Coontz DLG-9
Comment by Robert Teague on December 19, 2010 at 8:52pm

Passed through the canal in 1997 during Counter Narcotics Operations


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