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David De Rooy
  • 68, Male
  • Cashmere, WA
  • United States
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David De Rooy left a comment for Thomas A Carlson
"Welcome aboard Captain. It's good to have you here. Were you ever CO on a ship? We'd love to hear your stories"
David De Rooy left a comment for Michael Greenman
"Welcome aboard Lieutenant. Happy to have you along. Share some stories from the old days"
David De Rooy left a comment for Tanya D Cole (Mullenix)
"Welcome aboard Tanya. Glad to have you join us. Share some stories or pictures of your Navy days."
David De Rooy left a comment for Brandon Michael Peters
"Welcome aboard Brandon. It's good to have you with us. Tell some stories about being a MAA. You must have a few good ones."
David De Rooy left a comment for Roger Hanthorn
"Welcome aboard Chief. Tell us some stories from your Navy career. We'd love to read 'em"
David De Rooy left a comment for Martin Rucker
"Welcome aboard Chief. It's good to have you along. Share some stories of the signal bridge"
David De Rooy left a comment for Wesley E Wiedenbeck
"Welcome aboard Wes. Happy you have joined us. Comment or share stories about your Navy days"
David De Rooy left a comment for Luis Sung
"Welcome aboard Luis. I see you know what an LPD looks like. Me too. Share some stories or photos. Glad you're here"
David De Rooy commented on David De Rooy's photo

"Pretty Boy"

"Yes he is a bit unusual on the left side. These are called "acorns" for obvious reasons. They are caused by bumping or injuring the antler while it's still in velvet"
Emmet Molloy commented on David De Rooy's photo

"Pretty Boy"

"Nice buck, the left side of his rack is a bit unusual with the two tines at the top. Would look good hanging on your wall."
Lee Damicone commented on David De Rooy's photo

"Pretty Boy"

"I realized that right after I posted the comment. Sorry."
Lee Damicone commented on David De Rooy's photo

"Pretty Boy"

"Great shot...hope he/she survive the season."
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"Pretty Boy"

Can you believe it this guy showed up at my house yesterday, and Deer season opened up 5 days ago. He seems unconcerned
David De Rooy left a comment for Barry C McGuire
"It's a great site for sailors. The more you use it the better you'll like it. share some photos if you have some"
Barry C McGuire left a comment for David De Rooy
"So glad to be apart of this group."
David De Rooy left a comment for Bertram deHaan
"Thanks for the reply. I like that. My father was an immigrant from Holland in 1921 when he was six weeks old. I was born 28 years later. Did you have boot at San Diego?"

Profile Information

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
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 9:43pm on October 16, 2018, Barry C McGuire said…

So glad to be apart of this group.

At 7:39pm on October 15, 2018, Bertram deHaan said…

Thanks David,

my parents came from Holland. I am the only child born in America. I joined the Navy in Aug 26, 1968, discharged Aug 25, 1972.  After boot camp, I was stationed on the USS Kearsarge CVS33.  Did a West PAC tour.  

When it got decommissioned, I went to Radioman school.  After that I got stationed to AFSOUTH, Naples Italy.  I worked under a mountain called PROTO.  I got discharged in Naples and went to Holland to meet my relatives.  

Am a retired Electrician now.

At 10:35am on September 25, 2018, jerry lee deborde said…

thanks David  I might have one or two glad to be here

At 2:28pm on September 23, 2018, Richard Eriksson said…

Hi David ... Bootcamp for me was in GLakes.  Enlisted on Nov 28th, 1968.  Bootcamp started early December but I've forgotten what company.

At 7:40pm on August 17, 2018, Paul Capuano said…

Thanks for the Welcome David,

I have been on a lot of different ships in the time I spent mostly TAD. My favorite Mid Watch was on the Lamoure Cty when I cut my teeth as a QMSN getting my quals done for promotion. We were off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C riding on the back of a Hurricane doing 50 degree rolls. The QMSC had pinned himself under the Chart Desk holding a fire pot and evacuating contents he probably had eaten 3 years before. I was hanging with a death grip on the roll bars above the chart desk with one hand and plotting radar bearings on the chart with my other.

I never got sick but there were times I thought was our death roll. I look back on that time now and was some of the greatest moments of my life!

Stay true!


At 5:58am on August 16, 2018, James McClain said…

Thanks for the WELCOME ABOARD David Deroy, During my 4 year enlistment '68-'72 I was stationed at Whiting Field, Milton Florida for the first 2 years, working as a stock clerk at the O club, then on to the fuels division, running the quality control of the AV GAS for the base where I advanced to the rate of ABF3.  Then onto the USS ENTERPRISE CVAN 65 assigned to the V-4 division working the flight deck. The remainder of my enlistment which included a westpac deployment to Vietnam 71-72.  As was said before my time spent in the U.S. Navy becomes more nostalgic as time passes.  I was fortunate to have worked for and with some very special people and have many lasting memories. 

At 10:33pm on August 15, 2018, Richard Serroels said…

Thank you.  San Diego RTC, then ET'A' school at Treasure Island, and Crypto school at Mare Island Naval Shipyard before going to Guam.

At 6:27pm on August 12, 2018, Juan L. Acosta said…

Thanks for the welcome. The Peoria was a fine ship before she was sunk for target practice. However, she did manage to come out briefly in the Pearl Harbor movie.

At 2:10pm on August 10, 2018, Curtis Bellfy said…

thank you for the welcome!

At 9:33am on August 9, 2018, Charles Allen DuVall said…
Thanks shipmate. Looks like we were both active at the same time. At least for a couple of years. Sea stories later.

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