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John B Atkinson
  • 78, Male
  • STUART FLA 34994
  • United States
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Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
USSKiowa atf72 1958-1960,uss vulcan ar5 60-63, mcas cherry point nc 63-65,danang viet nam 65-66,uss cambria apa36,66-68,camp lejune nc68-71,uss lawerance ddg 4 ,71-74 ,uss edenton ats 1,74 -75 port services,nob,norfolk va 75-77.
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
June 5, 1958
End date of your service
December 5, 1977

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At 5:30pm on April 5, 2010, Darrell A. Nelson ENC Retired said…
It was great hearing from you. I retired from the Navy in 1977 and went back to my hometown of Red Wing, MN with Bobbie and 3 sons and spent another career with the public schools running boilers and maintenance for the district. I am fully retired now and am still in Red Wing were I hunt, fish, play golf, go to Viking games, ride bike, camp and entertain grand kids and travel.. All 3 sons went Navy, 1 retired in Jun from active duty, 1 is still in the reserves and going to retire soon, and the other one did 5 yrs active. We have had 4 sons, our 1st son died from a brain tumor while the Vulcan was in Peurto Rico in 1964, he would have been the one Bobbie was pregnant with at the Pinnocle games. at your house. Our 50th wedding anniversary is coming up in 2012. My email is please keep in touch.
At 2:26pm on February 18, 2010, Darrell A. Nelson ENC Retired said…
Hi John I was stationed with you awhile in the Boat Shop on Vulcan then they transferred me to A gang. We used to play pinnocle at your house at Navy housing. I was an EN2. My wife's name was Bobbie and if I recall your wife's name was Kitty. Your dog always sat at my wife's feet when she was pregnant with our first son. Hope this jogged your memory.
At 10:38am on June 5, 2009, Tommy G Wallin said…
Hi John,when you think of Navy thirteen buttons wont go away. 57 in boot camp I got the blues that buttoned up the fly. The first thing I did was buy thirteen buttons . First time I saw the new uniform I thought the were sea scouts at the base.
At 9:40am on July 24, 2008, John B Atkinson said…
Hi doug,what do you think of the new navy uniform...I think the men and women look like they are in the army or the marines.what happen to bell bottoms and thirteen buttons , that is what a sailor should wear.I have been retired 31 years.I know you cant stop change,but this not the navy i served in.
At 7:02pm on May 29, 2008, John B Atkinson said…
hi doug,you have agreat set up hear,keep up the good work.there is another set up you may or not know about,it is a navy man they have everyship that ever went to sea. they even the muster sheet for most ships.
At 12:17pm on May 4, 2008, John B Atkinson said…
hi doug im sorry it took this long to get back to you,i viewed some videos by tim,they
should be used for recruitment sixty seven and iwas ready to ship for six.
At 12:08pm on May 4, 2008, John B Atkinson said…
hi doug im sorry it took me so long to get back to you,i viewed some videos by tim,
At 9:44am on April 18, 2008, John B Atkinson said…
doug im trying to find a picture of the uss kiowa atf-72;
At 9:39am on April 18, 2008, John B Atkinson said…
doug im trying to find a picture of kiowa.
At 2:43pm on April 16, 2008, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard, John! You're officially member #200! I sent you a personal note, hope I can send a gift your way.

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