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James Patrick Gaines
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  • Huntington, NY
  • United States
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Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
USNRTC Great Lakes,Illinois
USN Hospital Corps School Great Lakes,Illinois
USN Hopital Jacksonville,Florida
USN/USMC Field Medical Service School Camp Johnson,North Carolina
2nd Marine Division Camp Lejeune,North Carolina
assigned B Company 1st Battalion 6th Marine Regiment
Served as embarked troops on USN ships Okinawa,Thetis Bay,Francis Marion and Yancey
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
November 6, 1959
End date of your service
November 5, 1965

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At 11:41am on February 21, 2013, Douglas Karr said…

Hi James,

When I first started I had to make all the commands myself - so they are on my profile even though I didn't serve there.  It's a shortcoming of the platform we're using!  I never served on the Yancey - my time was on the USS Coontz and USS Spartanburg County.



At 8:29pm on April 12, 2012, Frederick William McCoy said…

Dear Jim,

What a surprise to hear from you!

Who are Wayne Roberts and Chief Gultch? That was 50 years ago, and I've apparently forgotten some details.

Are you still in touch with Larry Bogue?

I am now a retired I.T. living in Salem, Oregon..

You know, don't you, that the USS Yancey is now under 300 feet of water off North Carolina to become a reef? I'm glad she wasn't scrapped. That's just the end I would have wished for her.

Drop me a line back.



ps: the email address you gave me didn't work.

At 10:33am on November 1, 2010, Jim Decota said…
Sorry about that! I meant HM2 Gaines!
At 10:33am on November 1, 2010, Jim Decota said…
Welcome PO2 Gaines! Be sure to join your fellow Docs in "Hospital Corpsman". We need to get our numbers up! There's a group for FMF too!
At 6:51pm on October 31, 2010, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
Welcome Aboard, James!

I'm Bill Karr. My son Doug created this site and I help him out a bit. We hope that you enjoy it.

Be sure to upload an image of yourself. You can add your image on your Footlocker.

Click the Commands tab and search for your commands so that you can join them and add them to your page! This is how other shipmates will find you.

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