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David J Whittington
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My grandfather & his brother as WWI DoughboysMy uncle, WWII killed training as fighter pilot and my father, WWII & KoreaDJWhitt, Viet Nam as HT3, later HT2
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"well I live close to town any place that is easy for me from the curb too get in would be good we have plenty of time I am not going any ware and I don't want too inter fear with your work. I am retired and at home a lot. feel free to call me…"
Aug 20, 2013
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"Yeah, that's not good. How can we meet that will be more convenient to you. I have a car, can go where you want, close to you. I was just trying to make it convenient to me for my VA appointment.Right now, my week next week is pretty much wide…"
Aug 20, 2013
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"I should of told you that I am handicapped, don't have a car have to take cab, am on oxygen, with bad legs how fair is the canteen from the front door"
Aug 20, 2013
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"Yes, the Mare Island VA clinic has a small canteen inside. Go in the main / front doors at the Walnut St. entrance. Go back and left past the lab area to the pharmacy. The canteen in on your right across from the pharmacy. I gave you my home phone…"
Aug 19, 2013
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"o.k you are talking about at the Va Clinic on mare island it must be new  the only one I know of is on admiral cal.            …"
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Aug 19, 2013
David J Whittington left a comment for richard alan schlesier
"Richard, I looked at my calendar wrong. I have work to complete this week. My appointment is for next week, the 27th. How does that day work for you? If so, how about meeting at the VA canteen about 11:30-12? Dave 707-648-3299"
Aug 19, 2013
richard alan schlesier left a comment for David J Whittington
"hi David the 21st not a good day I have too much to do that day the 22nd I have a doctor  appt. how about the 23 9:30 in the morning at Dumphy's Tavern. let me know as soon asp if so just ask for me when  you enter."
Aug 18, 2013
David J Whittington left a comment for richard alan schlesier
"I work from home, kinda busy first couple days of this week. Next week, 21st I'm going to the Mare Island VA clinic for a 1pm appt. How about before or after that?"
Aug 18, 2013
richard alan schlesier left a comment for David J Whittington
"I don't know your day time commitment so let me know what day of the week and a bar or restaurant I am flexable do not work am retired  "
Aug 17, 2013
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Aug 17, 2013
Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) left a comment for David J Whittington
"I know about the Hector, seems you have some classic pics of tin cans, I was a cruiser sailor. I joined in 72 and boot was July to September and HM school was until Jan 73 and then off to Naval Hospital Bethesda and other commands. The first ship I…"
Aug 16, 2013
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Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Hull Maintenance Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Hector AR7 1971-74
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
November 19, 1970
End date of your service
December 31, 1974

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At 1:13pm on September 12, 2013, David W Asche said…

Did you finally get settled in on the Hector site?

At 7:33pm on August 20, 2013, David W Asche said…

No. The name John Maiden doesn't ring a bell.  I knew Chief Small, Reuben Merchain and  Peter Carpenter in the Pattern shop. Chief Kroll's boy Richard came down from the Pattern shop to work in the Foundry.  Before them it was PM-1 Turner and John Mathies and one of the Eberle brothers in the Pattern shop.  We never had a cruise book for our trip to Guam.  That was a lot of work, even though most of it was off the ship handling Vietnamese refugees.

At 5:52pm on August 20, 2013, David W Asche said…

I must say that when I saw your picture in the "orange" cruise book, I said to myself, "Oh yeah, THAT guy!"  I never knew you on Hector, but I do recall seeing you a few times.  I was a foundry rat.  Spent three and a half years on AR-7.

At 11:43am on August 20, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

well I live close to town any place that is easy for me from the curb too get in would be good we have plenty of time I am not going any ware and I don't want too inter fear with your work. I am retired and at home a lot. feel free to call me if you want              

At 9:32am on August 20, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

I should of told you that I am handicapped, don't have a car have to take cab, am on oxygen, with bad legs how fair is the canteen from the front door

At 2:17pm on August 19, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

o.k you are talking about at the Va Clinic on mare island it must be new  the only one I know of is on admiral cal.             Richard       707-655-1337 

At 4:06pm on August 18, 2013, David W Asche said…

BR-1 Robinson cooked for the crew on a date known as "Soul Night".  It was a wonderful expieirence.  Corn bread, black-eyed peas, fried chicken, porl chops, fresh greens salad and sweet tater pie.  If you missed that, you missed a LOT!

At 2:32pm on August 18, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

hi David the 21st not a good day I have too much to do that day the 22nd I have a doctor  appt. how about the 23 9:30 in the morning at Dumphy's Tavern. let me know as soon asp if so just ask for me when  you enter.

At 5:46am on August 18, 2013, David W Asche said…

OK.  I take back all the stuff I said, as I said I would do.  YES, I have a blood pressure problem, but what lights my fires are those who claim to be veterans and are not. I was accused of it myself and i didn't like it one bit.

Your facts are a bit scattered.  Boiler shop was on the O1 deck, portside across from the pipe shop.  BR-! Robinson cooked chow for the whole crew on Soul Night.  NDT lab was also in the BR shop.

Never made it to the Lagging shop except to get kite string to fly kites off the boat deck aft underway.  I was flying one when an albatross got tangled up in it and I dragged the friggin' gooney bird half a mile before he managed to bite through that heavy lagging thread.  Lost the kite, too.

You want the USS Hector web site address?  I helped build it up and have been there for several years.  We have bi-annual reunions, a quartely news letter and a ship's store run by John Blevins and you can buy hats and all kinds of Hector stuff.

Just click here:    www.usshector.com

That will take you there and you can read all kinds of stuff, see pictures and see teh ships history, list of those who are dead now that have been recorded.  Dues are only $15.00 for two years and you get a news letter either in the mail or via E-MAil. 

WELCOME ABOARD.  Hope you ain't all PISSED.  I take my job seriously.

 

I will ask you to be a friend and you can visit MY page on here and get caught up about that magnesium fire that WE had in the FOUNDRY in SASEBO in MAY 1972.  I know all about it.  I WAS THERE in the foundry when it happened.

At 7:50am on August 17, 2013, richard alan schlesier said…

I don't know your day time commitment so let me know what day of the week and a bar or restaurant I am flexable do not work am retired

 

 
 
 

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