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David De Rooy
  • 68, Male
  • Cashmere, WA
  • United States
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  • jerry lee deborde
  • James McClain
  • Gregory Lloyd Stevens
  • Ray Ferguson
  • danny joe daulton
  • AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY
  • James I. Olsen
  • James R King
  • Christopher A Perry
  • Lorena Kiefer
  • philip hembrey
  • Emmet Molloy
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David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's blog post The Old Navy
"The Navy in 62 was a few years before my time. But I knew many sailors like this, mostly older career. I really enjoyed this poem. I hope you don't mind if I share it with my shipmates on facebook"
10 hours ago
David De Rooy commented on Lee Damicone's blog post BEING A SAILOR
"That takes me back. I remember all of that. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing Lee"
10 hours ago
David De Rooy commented on Emmet Molloy's video
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Life Aboard US Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine USS Wyoming – In Stunning 4K

"Thanks Corky, I needed something new to look at. Submariners get paid more and I can see why"
Tuesday
David De Rooy posted a status
"Today Nov. 12 marks 50 years since I reported to boot camp in San Diego and became airman recruit in Co. 788 (Nov 12 ,1968)"
Monday
David De Rooy is now friends with Robert Wayne Belden and Larry Sirmans
Monday
David De Rooy left a comment for Joe W Wilkinson, Sr.
"Thanks for the greeting Joe"
Monday
David De Rooy posted a status
"They shall not grow old as those left will. Age does not weary them or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun we will remember them"
Sunday
Joe W Wilkinson, Sr. left a comment for David De Rooy
"Thanks David, Happy Veterans Day."
Sunday
David De Rooy left a comment for Larry Sirmans
"Happy to be your friend Happy Veterans day"
Sunday
David De Rooy left a comment for Greg Scott
"Pretty nice profile/avatar picture. I like"
Sunday
Greg Scott left a comment for David De Rooy
"When I first got to OLF Middleton we had a old Dodge Power Wagon with Light water and PKP and when it went down maint would drive a MB 5 up and a flatbed tractor trailer to take the Dodge back, which seemed to happen often, LOL. Later we got a big F…"
Sunday
David De Rooy left a comment for Greg Scott
"Did you have MB 5 crash trucks? The OLF was ten miles from the base were we lived.  NAS Cecil Field, and our one runway was half mile long with two approaches. We had mostly A7's A4's  as well as F4's.  Runway bounces…"
Saturday
Greg Scott left a comment for David De Rooy
"There were six of us the senior Petty Officer was a 1st class, the runway crew consisted of four and one in the crash shack, and I do mean crash shack. Two runways four approaches 28/10 and 1/19.  All of us were married, lifers loved it, I…"
Saturday
David De Rooy left a comment for Greg Scott
"Tell me more about the OLF you were attached to, and what type of flight ops they had and what your job was"
Saturday
David De Rooy left a comment for Larry Sirmans
"Welcome aboard Larry, It's good to have you here. What type of shipboard guns did you use? Share and post often"
Saturday

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 4:57pm on November 11, 2018, Joe W Wilkinson, Sr. said…

Thanks David, Happy Veterans Day.

At 7:37pm on November 10, 2018, Greg Scott said…

When I first got to OLF Middleton we had a old Dodge Power Wagon with Light water and PKP and when it went down maint would drive a MB 5 up and a flatbed tractor trailer to take the Dodge back, which seemed to happen often, LOL. Later we got a big F series Ford 16' flatbed 4x4 with a AFFF unit on it and PKP. This id the one I drove through the woods to get to the crash site. Wrecked the truck, got put on report for destroying Government Property and later a Letter of Commendation. I still got to the aircraft right behind the starboard wing, well what was left of it, with two crewman, one fell off rolling out of the setup spot. I remember it like it was yesterday. The T-28 was an amazing airplane I wish I was a pilot and able to afford a surplus, or at least get another ride.

At 4:55pm on November 10, 2018, Greg Scott said…

There were six of us the senior Petty Officer was a 1st class, the runway crew consisted of four and one in the crash shack, and I do mean crash shack. Two runways four approaches 28/10 and 1/19.  All of us were married, lifers loved it, I wanted to be on a boat, actually it was good duty for married sailors. Daily routine man the runway when the T-28's started flying three squadrons out of Whiting. Lot of touch and goes. Routine emergencies, sump lights, electrical failures, one crash while I was there, T-28 in the trees, prop governor failure, all souls rescued, I was senior PO that day and drove the crash truck, never forget it.  More later, good to be here thanks 

Greg

At 3:44pm on November 10, 2018, Greg Scott said…

Looks like you had some good duty stations, after Lakehurst all my requests were probably s*** canned, no 7th Fleet, no CVA, LPH, etc- NAS Whiting Field  Milton Florida then OLF Middleton Field Evergreen,  Alabama. Six petty officers 65 miles from the NAS, not even USN. I had plenty of time to study so made 2nd Class in record time. Good to hear from another air boatswain.

Greg 

At 3:33am on November 9, 2018, Richard L Paton said…

Thanks for the welcome. I'll see you in the ready room for the movie.

At 3:30am on November 9, 2018, Richard L Paton said…

Reporting for duty, Sir. Just PLEASE don't stick me in the Transit Barracks, OMG

At 5:16pm on November 1, 2018, Michael Bonaventura said…

Thanks for the warm welcome...

At 2:19pm on October 20, 2018, Wayne R. Gadberry said…

Thank you brother. Was a Aviation Storekeeper, attached to VP19. Deployed to Adak in 1969. and was assigned tad to base supply. Found VP19 in one photo on a wall but not our Squadron Patch, nor could I find any photos of VP19, nor our hanger or working spaces. At least I have my cruse book. Did you see the photo of the P@ that was wrecked on take off, then came down too fast, collapsing her nose gear? I was there when that happened, and many of my squadron donated clothing to the crew of the downed bird. No one was hurt badly, bit they lost all of their belongings. They were coming back from their West Pac tour.

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.

 
 
 

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