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Larry Edgar
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  • Lakewood, CO
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Colorado Pirate!

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Where were you or your family stationed?
6/73 - 8/73 Basic Training - RTC San Diego (made SN)
9/73 - 10/73 - Basic Electronics - NTC San Diego
10/73- 10/74 -DS A/C Schools - Mare Island, Vallejo CA (made PO3)
11/74 - 11/77 -USNS Harkeness/OcUnit 5 - Home Port Little Creek (made PO2)
12/77 -Instructor School Naval Station Norfolk
01/78 - 02/80 - A School Instructor - Mare Island (made PO1)
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 25, 1973
End date of your service
February 25, 1980

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Old Sailors Never Die....

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

I just finished watching the commissioning of the Navy's latest entry to the fleet, the USS George H W Bush, CVN77. I was pretty moved by this.

I left the Navy in Februrary 1980, almost 29 years ago. But today as I watch this ship come to life I found myself a bit teary eyed. Suddenly it was 1974 again, I was 19 years old and standing at the gangway of my first ship, the USNS Harkness. The excitement, the unknown, the adventure ahead....well, it was just pretty damn cool to see this… Continue

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