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David De Rooy
  • 69, Male
  • Cashmere, WA
  • United States
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David De Rooy posted a status
"Thanks. Out of four years I got one decent pose."
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Lee Orie Damicone commented on David De Rooy's photo
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Dave @ USS Vancouver 1971

"What a GREAT PHOTO."
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David De Rooy left a comment for Jeff Atkinson
"Welcome aboard Chief. Happy you have joined us. Tell us some stories from your Navy career."
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David De Rooy left a comment for david r coburn
"Welcome aboard David. Nice to have you along. Please share some details of your Navy service."
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David De Rooy left a comment for E. Wayne Smith
"Welcome aboard E. Wayne. Share some memories from your Navy years."
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David De Rooy left a comment for Bruce Calhoun
"Welcome aboard Bruce. Good to have you here with us. Share some Navy memories"
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James Walter Piliero left a comment for David De Rooy
"I remember Cecil Field. I knew some guys who were there too."
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David De Rooy left a comment for James Walter Piliero
"I was stationed at NAS Cecil Field from 4/69 to Nov 30.1970. I was assigned to Crash Crew at OLF Whitehouse about ten miles north of NAS."
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James Walter Piliero commented on David De Rooy's photo
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First year Lakehurst 1969

"We had the WAVES in Boot Camp in NTC Orlando Fla. I think it's Closed down now. It was a great facility."
Friday
James Walter Piliero left a comment for David De Rooy
"Where in Florida were you stationed? We would fly down to NS Mayport Florida to embark on the Forestall . Went to Mayport many times."
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Dave @ USS Vancouver 1971

Standing by the mobile crane on the forward flight deck LPD2
Thursday
David De Rooy left a comment for Jared Smiley
"Welcome aboard Jared. Glad you're here. Share some Navy stories"
Wednesday
David De Rooy left a comment for Patricia Anne Devoe
"Welcome aboard Patricia. Nice to have you join us.  Share memories of the Navy days."
Wednesday
David De Rooy left a comment for James Walter Piliero
"I was on a ship home ported in San Diego and went to boot camp there too. Did 18 months  in Florida and  was in tri state NY,NJ,PA. area plus a westpac and a "Midi" cruise.  Take care and keep  posting anything Navy…"
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David De Rooy left a comment for William Gay
"Welcome aboard Commander. Good to have you along. Share some stories from your Navy days"
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David De Rooy left a comment for Jason Weaver
"Welcome Aboard Jason. Glad you're here.  Share some memories here"
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Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling)
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC NTC San Diego CA. 1968 Company 788
NAVTRCEN Lakehurst NJ 1969 ABH class 909
NAS Cecil Field Jacksonville FL./OLF Whitehouse crash crew
USS Vancouver LPD2 32nd st Naval Station pier 8 San Diego CA.
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
November 12, 1968
End date of your service
November 10, 1972

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At 6:10pm on July 19, 2019, James Walter Piliero said…

I remember Cecil Field. I knew some guys who were there too.

At 1:36am on July 19, 2019, James Walter Piliero said…

Where in Florida were you stationed? We would fly down to NS Mayport Florida to embark on the Forestall . Went to Mayport many times.

At 1:21am on July 17, 2019, James Walter Piliero said…

Hi David, It's great to know you. I see you were on the West coast for some time. I was in A6 Intruder Squadron VA-85 "Black Falcons"  at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach Virginia.We deployed on the U.S.S. Forestall CV-59. I made 3 Med Cruises with them. I miss the Navy and would do it again. Hope to hear from you again.  Jim Piliero AD3

At 2:11pm on July 16, 2019, Judson Porter Rogers said…

 This took place on the NITRO, while in the Med.

At 2:08pm on July 16, 2019, Judson Porter Rogers said…

I would do it all over again if I was younger.   It was a good place for an 18 year old to grow up and be responsible.

The use of the G.I. bill was a true help with my education, after discharge. I went on and acquired my degree in Industrial engineering and worked 40 plus years in the trade.

I recall one incident while on the main switch board during G.Q. The EXEC called the engine room and said we are making black smoke. The engine room reply was, we should because we are burning black oil.The EXEC. DID NOT TAKE 5 MIN TO GET TO THE ENGINE ROOM. THE PERSON WHO MADE THE REPLY WAS NEVER FOUND.  There are many more, but that was a long time ago.

At 6:17pm on July 15, 2019, Jimmy D Ford said…

Thank You! glad to be aboard David!  What’s a few months between comrades? I’m sure the memories aren’t to much different...

At 3:32pm on June 25, 2019, Michael D Myers said…

I dont't know if this counts a recovery but I did have the honor of being the TA-18 driver when Apollo 9 was off loaded at pier 1 and towed to LP-2 after is's mission.

At 7:31am on June 20, 2019, Bill Harris said…

Thank you David!

I was a torpedoman aboard the the USS Orion from Aug. 1972 till May 1974.

While I was stationed on the Orion I became very good friends with David Boomsma. I saw David had a post on this wesite and I would love to get in touch with him. I didn't see any contact info so I hope he sees my post and contacts me. 

After my time on the Orion I was stationed in Keflavick Iceland for a year and the transferred to the reserves. 

At 12:19pm on June 19, 2019, George Kurth said…

Thank you David!  I am looking forward to sharing experiences and meeting new peopole.  I'll update my information in a couple of days.

At 6:51am on June 19, 2019, Cynthia Sue Schwartz said…

Thank you David!  My husband ,whose name is also David, retired in 2011. We  met in  1994 in Rota. Married in 1995 and 4 kids and 3 dogs and 1 cat still going strong in Pa!

 
 
 

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