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  • Saint Petersburg, FL
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Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
Spain, pensacola, va.beach, ,holyloch, ,sandiego, gaeta, sardinia.
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Grenada, Desert Storm
Current Status with the US Navy
Active Duty
Start date of your service
January 1, 1963
End date of your service
April 30, 1992

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all alone

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 2:01pm 1 Comment

On AD-26, in late 1978, everyone had gotten out or transferred. I found myself standing in the shop wondering. Here I was, by myself. Unknownst to everyone the ship was going out of commission in late 79. I called the detailer and was told that there was a ML3 on the way, and should be there at any time. A few vdays later the CMC brought down a ML3. He was not the one I expected. This young man had been working in the tech library, did the courses, took the test, and made it!!. He had never…


It was just fun!!

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:27am 0 Comments

When I made MLC we were about halfway thru a med cruise. The MR1 that was in charge of the machine shop also made it. His last name was Osborne.One afternoon the ENC that ran the boat shop came in . He had a piston ring in his hand.He said that there were no more in Supply, and he was going to have to get some made. Then he said"Do you know what this piston ring was made of?".Now this guy was known to be a very serious individual. Never smiled,all business. He handed it to me,I flexed it a…



Posted on August 25, 2013 at 4:35pm 0 Comments

When more bodies began to arrive, we had one hell of a shop. First was a young kid right out of A school by the last name of Brown. He was small and thin. He couldn't have weighed much more than a 14x14 bench mold. He worked hard, but the Navy just wasn't all that suitable for him. First off when he went to sleep, nothing would wake him. I was nalways telling him that with the almost daily fires we had on that old ship, it was dangerous. Myself, if we lost power in the middle of the night ,…



Posted on August 25, 2013 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

When I had 6 yrs. in I changed my rate from SH to ML.Prior to A school I  was sent to the Vulcan for OJT. That was for 90 days. It was to see if I could cut it. After a school I went onboard the Shenandoah. When I arrived I went right down to the shop.There were two people there in coveralls, on their knees cleaning out from under a core oven. I asked where the chief was, and they both stood up and asked which one. One was MLC Langston, the other was MLC Bright. And that was it!!!. Noone…


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At 3:14pm on January 6, 2015, David W Asche said…

Good stories, Jo.

At 11:00am on November 30, 2013, Terry Eugene Harris said…

Hello Jo it's been alot of years I hope everything is well with you and your's. I've setteled down in Brewton Alabama about 50 miles north of Pensacola Flordia working with Grede Foundries in Brewton.I got my commands all screwed up on my page left some out and got some wrong like ship names. In Hawaii I was on the Bryce Canyon then crossed deck to the Jason on there I met ML1 Jhon Sellers a very fine shipmate we did a westpac together and lived in the same navy housing Eva Beach HI. I've suffered my share of concusions effecting my long term memory at times I may need some help remembering some things. A car wreck and a couple of motorcycle wrecks not to bad just banged my head pretty good. What time frame were we stationed in San Diego I suspect 78-80 in DATC working with MR. Denbow MLCS Cohen and MLCM McGuire am I correct. I believe Richard Harris was there also. Holler back when you can I find good fun to talk about old times especialy old Navy times.


Terry Harris  

At 1:49pm on August 24, 2013, David W Asche said…

That was ME with the asbestos glove on!  It is on my page here.  Take it if you want!

At 3:00am on August 24, 2013, David W Asche said…

Hi Jo.  Did that stuff I sent you do any good?

At 8:56pm on August 13, 2013, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!


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