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David De Rooy
  • 69, Male
  • Cashmere, WA
  • United States
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  • Joseph P Pacheco
  • Brian O'Connor
  • Clarissa Burton (Buford)
  • Robert Irvine Carpenter
  • CVSO Patricia JANE Babcock
  • Robert Wayne Belden
  • Larry Sirmans
  • jerry lee deborde
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David De Rooy posted a status
"Today marks 51 years since I left for boot camp in San Diego. Nov. 12 1968 Company 788 CC J W Gray GMGC. First time away from family home"
Wednesday
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's photo
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USS John F Kennedy CVN-79 seal

"I like this a lot. Above JFK there is the Roman Numeral for 109 a nod to Kennedy's service aboard PT 109."
Tuesday
David De Rooy posted a status
"I went to the movies yesterday and saw Midway It's a good war movie but the music and sound effects drowned out the dialog couldn't hear it"
Saturday
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's video
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NAVY SHIP IN HEAVY WEATHER BEST VIDEO

"This video was produced by Mike Papworth who served aboard the same ship as I did. The USS Vancouver LPD 2   We didn't serve together at the same time but none the less we are shipmates and "friends""
Oct 29
David De Rooy posted a status
"Another Navy non fiction "War Paint" Brian Lehman. Vietnam vet aboard USS Rupertus DD851 brianlehmanauthor.com Check it out."
Oct 27
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's photo
Oct 11
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's photo
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Cuban Missile Crisis Collage

"Was there a ribbon or recognition for this action."
Oct 10
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's photo
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PHOTO 9A

"I was just a kid in  the 7th grade. I don't think I was aware of the threat we were facing."
Oct 9
David De Rooy replied to Lee Damicone's discussion Recent suicides aboard the carrier George H. W. Bush
"The ship was in the yards during this time, so may have been personal issues at play, not so much stress from long hours. At the least, it didn't happen during deployment. Suicide is a permanent solution to a short term problem."
Sep 27
David De Rooy replied to Lee Damicone's discussion Recent suicides aboard the carrier George H. W. Bush
"Who knows what might be their reason, but sad  news indeed."
Sep 25
David De Rooy posted a photo

U S Navy USS Vancouver

I'm very proud of this profile. My job was on the aft third of the ship
Sep 20
David De Rooy posted a status
"There is a multi pt program coming to the Smithsonian CH on Sept 22 part I will air. It's called "Hunt for Eagle 56" It looks good."
Sep 14
Lee Damicone left a comment for David De Rooy
"I tried contacting him via EMail that was listed sometime ago on another website but never got a response. As the years pass it becomes harder to remain in contact with past shipmates. I keep trying though. After over 50 years I'm still in…"
Aug 29
David De Rooy left a comment for Lee Damicone
"I figured you didn't serve on the Perry with him but thought you might have met him at GLNTC or a reunion. He seems down to earth,  and he has a better memory than I do."
Aug 28
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's video
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USNM Interview of Keith Harris Part One Joining the Navy and the USS John R Perry DE 1034

"thanks Lee. that was a good one. Have you met your shipmate Harris?"
Aug 27
David De Rooy commented on david r coburn's status
"I made it down to the "hole"  just visiting some of my "snipe" buddies and It wasn't grey down there."
Aug 27

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 11:11am on August 29, 2019, Lee Damicone said…

I tried contacting him via EMail that was listed sometime ago on another website but never got a response. As the years pass it becomes harder to remain in contact with past shipmates. I keep trying though. After over 50 years I'm still in contact with Plank Owners from the JRP.

At 5:55pm on August 12, 2019, Wilburn Stancil (Bill) Lassiter said…

 Hello David!  THANK YOU so much for the kind greeting. Hope all with you is well and that you are in the best of spirits. I am a former hospital corpsman turned Navy Counselor. I have over 8 years with the FMF. I retired at Camp Lejeune,NC. TAKE CARE! Will  talk again! Bill Lassiter SCPO/USN/RET

At 5:39pm on August 12, 2019, Larry Richard densman said…

Thanks David I can start with when I received orders to Vietnam, came in as orders to Vietnamese language  school. Called the detailer and asked how i got selected.  He told me I had aced my language battery when I joined the navy.  My reply to him that was Spanish one to ten, tell me what Texas boy cannot count one to ten in Spanish. Vietnam 67-68 caught Tet in 68.

At 5:40pm on August 10, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Ok! I will visto navyvet as well thanks again and i hope to meet up with some old friends to  but its noce to meet new ones as well.

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At 5:37pm on August 10, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Hello! I hope that i sound meeting a new of my old friends to and is noce to meet new ones well 

At 6:46pm on August 8, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Hey! Thanks for the instruction on how to change my photo

At 11:31pm on August 6, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

And how do I get my picture posted too?

At 11:30pm on August 6, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Thanks it's been a long time since met someone from the Navy. Wanting to meet up with some old friends hoping to find them here. I was a road the USS New Orleans LPH- 11 from August 1985- April 1988. So tell about this site please and what's cooking with you.

At 8:31pm on August 6, 2019, RICHARD ANTHONY MAIDA said…

This has got to be good!  David, do you sling this much b******* daily, weekly and monthly?  Or did I catch you on your off day?

At 5:11pm on July 30, 2019, Donn Harvey Behl said…

Hi David, In 1968, most of my time was spent on the America with VA-86, getting back late Dec.. We headed back out on the Coral Sea around Sept 69..I had an apartment in Jax in 69 and remember listing to " Crimson and Clover" over and over on the car radio.

I also remember listing to the moon landing at the apartment, as I was too poor to have a TV.

We got back from the second cruise around June 70 and I got out in May 71. Most of the time was spent going to schools at Cecil an Jax…..and getting ready to get out.

I've been back to Cecil, but not much there anymore, barracks', clubs, and exchange all gone. Mostly the hangers and the chapel are the remaining friendly sites. I'm glad that they are trying to make the chapel a formal memorial, given the memorial next to it.

 
 
 

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