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James L. McCalla
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Started Feb 3, 2015 0 Replies

Good to see a few of the older ML's still around. Did you stay in the casting business or change to something else after you left the USN? I stayed in the foundry business for awhile but it is not…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Gulliford Oct 21, 2009. 3 Replies

Maybe someone can help with the pictures. I can see only numbers and headings but no pictures. What do I need to do to correct this problem?


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Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Sierra AD-18 6/59-11/63. USS Yellowstone AD-27 11/63-5/66. USNAGDET-Chinhae ROK. USS Cascade, AD-16 7/67-9/68. ML-A & ML-B Instructor. 9/68-9/71. USS Sperry AS-12 9/71-5/74. USS Grand Canyon AR-28. 5/74-5/76. DATC 5/76-11/77.
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
January 30, 1959
End date of your service
November 18, 1977

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At 8:53am on January 14, 2010, Roland Cardin said…
Hi Jim,
I was in A school in 1965 finishing up around August. I think it was called class 2-65, being the second class to complete in 1965. The instructors were ML1 Saylor, ML1 Monaghan and MLC Pellatier. They were all great guys
At 12:52am on November 1, 2009, Dan Brown said…
Jim - I live in Richwood, which is about 30 miles from Bellefontaine, and if you should ever drift up this way, I usually have a cold beer, and maybe even a drink of good Irish whiskey. Good to hear from you.
At 12:03am on October 23, 2009, Craig Lami said…
I'm in Kansas, right by the Missouri boarder. I'll get licensed in both states. I hope I can get a check a little sooner than that, but I'm preparred to last for a while before I do. Thanks for the words of encouragement.
At 11:37pm on October 22, 2009, Craig Lami said…
People just have to find what works for them. I'll finish my 1st course this week. Then I have to get fingerprinted before I take the second class. I just need to put up some effort and get it done.
At 10:40pm on October 22, 2009, Craig Lami said…
Yeah, I didn't last too long at civilian foundries because the one I picked went bancrupt after I was there about a year. I got a couple of college degrees and went into engineering and supervising, but now I think I'm just too old to get hired. There's too many younger guys applying for the same jobs. Now I'm taking real estate classes to become an agent. Competition there is getting less all the time because sales are slow. I don't need to get rich, just make it a few more years till I can retire.
At 10:09pm on October 22, 2009, Craig Lami said…
I have some pictures from back then, but they are currently lost in the boxes we haven't unpacked, yet. I moved into a repo hoouse in Dec 08 and I'm still working on repairs. Lost my job again in July and still looking for a new one. All I need is a round tuit.
At 10:52pm on October 19, 2009, Craig Lami said…
Good pictures, but I can't tell if it's me. Could have been.
At 1:55am on October 14, 2009, James L. McCalla said…
Dev. Do you remember the night we were working late at D&M when one of our competitors came walking in with some patterns and wanted us to make them for him that night? His whole crew had walked out on him earlier that day.
At 12:08pm on October 10, 2009, arthur d devonshire said…
Mac, it looks like you figured it out, the 25 photos are neat. e-mail me and tell how you did it so I can upload some of my pictures. Hey that was PMC Ramsey spiking the ball over the net. dev, san diego
At 6:41pm on October 8, 2009, arthur d devonshire said…

Mac here is one the bells we cast for the tuna boats

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