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David De Rooy
  • 68, Male
  • Cashmere, WA
  • United States
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"I can't remember why I asked this. But it was over a week ago so it's probably too late now but if the cops come around I'll tell them "wherever he went, that's where he is."
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David De Rooy commented on Philip Tucker's photo


"I've got a bad case of CRS myself. Sometimes I can't remember what I did tomorrow."
David De Rooy commented on Philip Tucker's status
"What was so bad about it? Could you provide the awful details? I've not stood this watch and I'm just curious."
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"Welcome aboard Mike.Share and visit often. We'd love to read about your time as a sailor, and your memories"
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"Welcome aboard Willis. Share stories or photos of your navy years"
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"Welcome aboard Jim. good to have you along. Share and post often."
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"Welcome aboard Major Michael. share some stories about being in the Navy"
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"Welcome aboard Joel. Glad to have you with us. Give us a look at your Navy experience as an officer. Salute the quarterdeck and come aboard"
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"Welcome aboard Jim. Glad you're here. Share some sea stories from the old days"
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"Welcome aboard Gerald. What were your Navy days like? share and post photos."
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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 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.
At 8:34am on August 9, 2018, Jeffrey DeVilbiss said…

Thanks for thr welcome aboard David, I can't remember my RTC company # 15 November 1968-January 1969 , Christmas spent on the Back Dock of the Chow Hall, New Years Spent in the Hospital with Measels. Don't remember much else. 

At 8:25pm on August 8, 2018, Ray Ferguson said…

Thanks for the welcome.  "fair winds and following seas" David!

At 7:33pm on August 8, 2018, Glenn Whitefield said…

Not certain how many sea tales I can spin since my Navy days ended so long ago. Also, the GC was a tender, and whenever we got underway, pulling the lines usually resulted in the pier sinking. Thanks so much for the greeting!

At 7:30pm on August 8, 2018, Gregory Lloyd Stevens said…

Thanks for the hale and hearty welcome!  My Navy experience was great.  I get more nostalgic about it as the years roll by.   Never served on a ship!  Vietnam then Japan in COMMS stations.   Published a station newspaper with a buddy and played music for troops in an Army Soldier Show program at the tail end of my hitch in Vietnam, and in Japan I had office jobs and lived off base the whole time, playing piano in O-Clubs at Camp Zama and Yokosuka.  A captain of a cruise ship, a regular at the Yokosuka O-club offered me a gig on his boat going back stateside, which is how I came home.   Just about the coolest  4-year chapter of this old life.  Thanks for asking!


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