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Donna McElvaney
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Where were you or your family stationed?
SanDiego, CA/Norfolk, VA/Bremerton, WA
Veteran of Foreign War
Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Iraq
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
June 19, 1985
End date of your service
June 30, 2005

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At 4:01pm on July 12, 2009, Dan Brown said…
I am proud of you lady. I know from personal experience what the live end of a shank is all about. And one thing about shipboard foundries - they were equal opportunity ABUSERS !!! I weighes about 110 pounds when I reported aboard the AJAX in 53, and old Dick Arnold, ML:-1, never hesitated to put this skinny shanked little MLFA in harms way.I truly believe that he is the only human being that I hate. I only hope that there is a special place in hell for old Dickie Darlin. Lord but them #40 crucibles got heavy !
At 4:57am on January 20, 2009, Dan Brown said…
Donna - when were you in A school ? I retired in 73, and some time in the mid 80's I stopped at the foundry to see who was there that I knew. I saw this small women trying to roll over a 12 square on a bench, and stopped to watch. Whoever it was was grunting and mumbling, so, in my inimatable brilliant fashion I asked her what the hell she was doing in a foundry. She didn't SAY anything, simply gave me the "LOOK" and flipped the 12 like she was a bit miffed. Smart me, I got the hell outta the area. Could that have been you ? If it was, you have my deepest respect lady, cause I know just how hard you must have had to work to prove to them hammerheads that you could do it as well as they could. And by the way - my mother worked in a foundry (coreroom) with my dad for several years.

At 9:43am on January 10, 2009, Jim Spencer said…
Hi Donna, Nice to meet another IKE Sailor.
At 11:53am on January 7, 2009, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
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