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David De Rooy
  • 68, Male
  • Cashmere, WA
  • United States
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David De Rooy commented on AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY's status
"Maybe you could  have a job setting off fireworks  or dynamite."
7 hours ago
David De Rooy left a comment for AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY
"Thanks for the reply. so you spent some time on Whidbey Is. I have been there but not while in the Navy. I prefer the drier more laid back life of eastern Washington. I'm glad you joined navyvets. visit frequently to check on your fellow…"
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David De Rooy left a comment for James E. Lyons
"Welcome  aboard James. Share some sea stories or photos from the old Navy days"
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David De Rooy commented on AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY's album
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"Thanks for the friend request. It's good to have another airdale as a friend I like the photos you've posted so far. It looks like you tried a little of everything"
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David De Rooy and AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY are now friends
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AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY left a comment for David De Rooy
"THANK YOU DAVID!FOR THE WELCOME.HOW ARE YOU NAVY VETERAN,I BET,YOUR WORKING!ME TO DAVID.RIGHT NOW I AM WORKING AS A WV.SERVICE OFFICER,AMERICAN LEGION ORG.VETERAN'S BENEFITS.I'VE BEEN TO WASHINGTON STATE,WHILABY ISLAND,I WAS ON THE CV-62.I…"
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Robert Bennett left a comment for David De Rooy
"Hi there, let's see...it's been a while. Joined up as an EW then changed rate to RM... I made it to Ft. Allen the beginning of 1979 and left Roosy Roads the beginning of '82. Worked in the Comm Center Tech Control (2318).  I…"
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David De Rooy left a comment for Edward C. Evans
"Thanks Ed for your reply. Going from enlisted to officer is the long road but at least you knew what was going on when you got there"
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David De Rooy posted a status
"A heads up to all you navyvets out there. If you recieve a comment from a James,no last name, you might be wise to ignore it"
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Edward C. Evans left a comment for David De Rooy
"Thanks David, I was a Chief Gunner's Mate before I became a Surface Ordnance Limited Duty Officer (LDO) :-). Ed"
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David De Rooy left a comment for AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY
"Welcome aboard Chris We love airdales here so share your stories about being an ordinanceman. Glad to have you"
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David De Rooy left a comment for David L Miller
"Welcome aboard David. share your memories of being a navigator and working your way to Warrant officer. Happy to have you with us"
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David De Rooy left a comment for Matthew B Medearis
"Welcome aboard Matt. glad to have you join us on this journey. Please share about your days on the Vancouver, a mighty fine ship she was. I spent a couple years on the Van myself"
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David De Rooy left a comment for Edward C. Evans
"Welcome aboard Lieutenant. We don't get a lot of Officers here, but they are welcome too. please share what it was like to serve as a line officer"
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David De Rooy left a comment for Joe Kirby
"Welcome aboard Joe. Share stories and photos. that's what we're all about. Happy to have you with us"
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David De Rooy left a comment for Harold Shepherd
"Welcome aboard Harold. AB is a rate to which I can relate. tell us a story about working the flight deck of the Ranger"
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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 6:01pm on July 17, 2018, AOAN CHRISTOPHER JAMES COOK,NAVY said…

THANK YOU DAVID!FOR THE WELCOME.HOW ARE YOU NAVY VETERAN,I BET,YOUR WORKING!ME TO DAVID.RIGHT NOW I AM WORKING AS A WV.SERVICE OFFICER,AMERICAN LEGION ORG.VETERAN'S BENEFITS.I'VE BEEN TO WASHINGTON STATE,WHILABY ISLAND,I WAS ON THE CV-62.I LOVE WASHINGTON STATE(CLEAN).MAYBE LATER I MAY MOVE,TO WASHINGTON.

At 3:19pm on July 17, 2018, Robert Bennett said…

Hi there, let's see...it's been a while. Joined up as an EW then changed rate to RM... I made it to Ft. Allen the beginning of 1979 and left Roosy Roads the beginning of '82. Worked in the Comm Center Tech Control (2318). 

I remember hurricane parties during hurricanes Freddie and David and the worry that the base will flood. I remember the time the Eastern 727 landed on the base thinking the runway was Ponce's airport and that when it took off it blew off some roofs across the road.

I remember Capt. Ferdinand C. Duggan III and how he prevented some of us from going up to Sebana Seca for memorial services when a few of our buddies were shot (one killed one shot in the face).

My kid was born down there... I remember buying a 70 'Cuda for $400 and now kicking myself for not hanging on to it or the 440 Charger I picked up in San Diego...watching those Barret Jackson Auctions can be torture...

One of the people I remember most is an RM1 Fred Fowler. He was the person who showed me the "real" ropes of Tech Control and some of his lessons still serve me today. Great guy and I miss him and all of the people I had the pleasure to meet.

"The Fort" was a special place. Being a "plankowner" at the new comm center at Roosey and the time spent there was nice too but there will never be another "Fort".

At 1:22pm on July 17, 2018, Edward C. Evans said…

Thanks David,

I was a Chief Gunner's Mate before I became a Surface Ordnance Limited Duty Officer (LDO) :-).

Ed

At 6:53pm on July 14, 2018, Michael Jones said…
Hi David thanks for answering back. I was a B. T. 3. On board the coral sea 74. 79. Involved in evac of Saigon and rescue of tbe ss. Mayagriez in camboda. Went to boot camp san Diego. Ido miss it.
At 12:27pm on July 12, 2018, Thomas kotrba said…

Hey David. I am 33 years old and in the US Coast guard. I am looking for N old navy vet named Bob Horton. I know he was stationed in the Great Lakes in 1984. He was a machinist mate. I have been trying to track him down for a while now to tell him something extremely important. 

At 8:40pm on July 11, 2018, Daniel Wilderman said…

Thanks for the welcome, David. Actually, Ibamvan Instrumentman (sister rate to opticalman); but was mothballed years ago and did not apoear on the dropdown list, so I couldn't select it.

IMs often  were referred to as "Precision Instrument Repairman", and only served on repair ships, normally. (Howrever I had heard but never verified that we were sometimes assigned to aircraft carriers.) The sleeve symbol was a simpke caliper as were normally used by machinists to measure turnings.

This was in the mid-sixties (pre-digital instruments). We repaired typewriters, mechanical calculators, various engine room  guages and tachometers, some mechanical navigation aids, and (my specialty) mechanical clocks and watches. I served aboad the Isle Royale, AD-29 from the fall of 65 through the fall of 67 - a two year reserve active stint, during which time we made two WESTPAC cruises out of our Long Beach home port.

At 2:45pm on June 28, 2018, James I. Olsen said…

Thanks for the photos. I have them other I took myself. I saw another on the Internet - a closeup of me tagged "Unknown Sailor." I laughed, since my son came across it and actually recognized me a 20-year-old.

At 2:42pm on June 28, 2018, James I. Olsen said…

Well David, I would certainly appreciate you checking out my backlist if you wish. Simply go to www.hoffmanhousepress.com and click on whatever interests you. Books are shipped to you directly from my affiliate store, Books Revisited here in St. Cloud, MN. Like you, I waited too long before writing "the Vietnam story" and I suppose there are pretty common reasons why many of us did that. But now that it's complete, I hope to release it next year and see what happens. I'm I little tired of all the Vietnam stories and movies featuring soldiers and marines. After all, the Navy launched the largest operation of the war - Operation Market Time. Most people never heard of it. So I hope change that. Meanwhile, if you wish to read a great nonfiction account of that operation order Thomas Cutler's book "Brown Water, Black Berets." (I've still got my black beret.) - Jim

At 12:41pm on June 28, 2018, James I. Olsen said…

David, Thanks for your welcome. Yes, I am an "older" Navy vet - 1964-1967 and two tours in Vietnam: 1st with the Riverine forces in DaNang and the second aboard USS Hoel, DDG 13. After my enlistment was up I went to college on the GI bill, studying English and Journalism and after a few years of teaching I became a newspaper reporter in Alabama, then an editor here in Minnesota. Reflecting often on my years in Vietnam and the lack of much good fiction featuring sailors, I made my sixth book of fiction about the Navy in Vietnam. The first sailor killed there was a friend of mine. Slept in the rack below me. But I've noticed that most of the literature/fiction about the war neglects the Navy's roll. So next year look for Red Sky at Morning, and I promise you it's a great Navy story that I think will appeal to all the old sailors - and maybe just in time since we aren't getting any younger. - Jim

At 8:45am on June 13, 2018, JACKIE DAY said…

Basically that's all I have.  I need the name of the ship he was on.  He was stationed at Barbers Point HI. Anything is appreciated. 

 
 
 

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