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Chief Warrant Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
NAB, Little Creek, VA
USNTC, ET"A" Sch, Great Lakes, IL
Sub School, Groton-NLON, CT
USS Grouper (AGSS-214)
FBM Nav School, Dam Neck, VA
USS George Bancroft (SSBN-643 Blue)
USS L.Y.Spear (AS-36), NORVA
USS Nautilus (SSN-571), SubBase,NLON
IUWG-2, Little Creek, VA
NAVTELCOMSTA Iceland, Det 102
MFB-4 (Port Services), NORVA
USS Canopus (AS-34), Charleston, SC
NCSORG/COMFAIRMED, Naples, Italy ('82-'94; many duty assignments to NSA Naples (Agnano) & cities throughout Italy)
NSA Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Desert Shield)
USNAVLOGSUPFOR-DET Bravo, FLSS, Jeddah, KSA (Desert Storm)
OIC, NMCB-13 - DET 602 (The Black Cats)
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
September 6, 1961
End date of your service
May 1, 1996

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Thirty-Fourth Infantry Regiment of New York State Volunteers

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 5:06pm 0 Comments

Please take a look at my post concerning the 34th New York at Antietam, September 17, 1862. 

34th New York

Thanks.  djp


Memorial Day Remembrances at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Northern View, Pacific Ocean on left

Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Westward View, Pacific Ocean in background

A highlight of my mid-April visit to San Diego was those reverent hours spent at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. What a magnificent and respectful place… Continue

DJ Paul's Blog

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Please take a look at my new blog "Ancient Geek Fumes". Call me the "Antique Geek".

Ancient Geek Fumes


Thanks. djp

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At 9:12pm on September 17, 2008, Tom Brayman said…

Been a long time. Noticed that you are intending to attend the reunion in Dan Diego. We are considering it. Have a son (retired E-9) living in San Diego and a daughter in the Air Force at Monterey DLI learning Arabic. Maybe we'll see you at the reunion.
At 12:21pm on September 16, 2008, Dave Paul said…
I looked around the site for an hour or two yesterday, and have to admit to getting kind of lost a couple of times...watched a Victory At Sea video, read a few BIOs, went of a couple of the linked ship sites. I went aboard USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) in '73 or '74 as part of an ORI team. This was just after the FORRESTAL yard period to repair a lot of fire damage from what I think was ship's company sabbatgo in their main computer room if memory serves correctly. Anyway, I have three very specific memories of that inspection aboard FORRESTAL:
1. Pulled a 3M/PMS card from the board, gave it to the PO3 who signed it off, and asked him to walk me through the maintenance procedure. The guy could not even take me to the location of the required test equipment storage. This was not an isolated case...unfortunately. Kind of a sick feeling...gun-decking maintenance was the rule...not the least in OPS.
2. I remember being the JOOD on a bridge mid-watch as FORRESTAL made a 3-hour, high-speed run directly east out of Norfolk. Was very surprised by the rolling...the way the ship bounced around as we did some high speed turns. Kind of reminded me of horizontal "angles and dangles".
3. As I was leaving the ship one night via the hanger deck ladder, noted a large brass plaque mounted about midships. It displayed the names of 134 guys killed during the October 1967 accident and fire off VietNam (the one where John McCain's A4 was hit by an faulty F4 missile firing). Anyway...stood there and read the names...only to discover that Alan Metz, a kid I went to grade school, cub scouts, etc. with...was amoung the dead. What a shock. Didn't know about his death till that moment...we must have been on patrol at the time...I never got word.
At 7:39am on September 16, 2008, John Olsson said…
Have you ever been to this site? It has a lot of the sub school class photos. Mine is missing and I keep "meanin' to" scan it and send it in, but haven't got around to it.
At 8:55pm on September 15, 2008, John Olsson said…
Welcome aboard Dave. Did you notice that Tom Brayman is also a member?
At 8:04pm on September 15, 2008, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard, Mr. Paul!

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