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John R Savitz
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  • Carbondale, IL
  • United States
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USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN-658

USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), was a Benjamin Franklin class fleet ballistic missile submarine, was named for Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807–1890), a key proponent of California statehood. The boat's service extended from 1966 until 1995.See More
May 11, 2013
John R Savitz commented on Jerald Terwilliger's blog post American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars should admit Cold War Veterans
"I am a "Cold War Vet" and a member of The American Legion, I'd never heard that we were not qualified to be members."
Jan 3, 2011
John R Savitz commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Scorpion SSN-589
"God Bless this departed crew."
Jan 3, 2011
John R Savitz commented on Jimmy N. Parks's group USS Proteus AS-19
"Feels like home, I spent a lot of time on the Big "P".  May -'61 to June '67, then again July '77 til Aug '79. Charleston, Holy Lock, Rota, Guam, and Long Beach.  I met a lot of good people, had a lot of…"
Jan 3, 2011
John R Savitz joined Jimmy N. Parks's group

USS Proteus AS-19

The third USS Proteus (AS-19) was a Fulton-class submarine tender in the United States Navy.
Jan 3, 2011
John R Savitz commented on Douglas Karr's group Naval Station Charleston
"Completed two tours of instructor duty at the FBM Submarine Training Center.  Retirted from there in '81."
Jan 3, 2011
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Naval Station Charleston

The Charleston Naval Base was located on the west bank of the Cooper River about five miles north of the City of Charleston proper.
Jan 3, 2011
John R Savitz commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Aug - Oct '61 Company 357, Company Commander Terrible Tores MMC.  I understand we were his first and last recruit Company.  He came in on Sunday morning a couple times Drunk, and gave us "Hell".  I liked him."
Jan 3, 2011
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RTC San Diego

Recruit Training Command, San Diego, CaliforniaSee More
Jan 3, 2011
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Dec 14, 2010
William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) left a comment for John R Savitz
"Welcome Aboard, Chief!"
Dec 14, 2010
John R Savitz is now a member of Navy Veterans
Dec 13, 2010

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Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
Dam Neck, Va; Charleston, S.C.; Holy Loch, Scottland; Rota, Spain; Hawaii, Guam, USS M.G.Vallejo SSB(n) 658, USS J.C.Calhoun SSB(n) 630; USS Proteus AS 19.
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
August 9, 1961
End date of your service
June 1, 1981

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At 11:00am on December 14, 2010, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…

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