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Paul Basso
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  • Roseburg, OR
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Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
VA-196 NAS Whidbey Is., WA
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam, Iran
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
October 25, 1972
End date of your service
October 26, 1983

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At 3:21pm on October 11, 2013, David W Asche said…

Hi, Paul!  I see you want to write a book.  OK, the way I write is to write as if you were telling a friend about what happened and try and include exciting details in the work so it isn't a "sleeper".  Read my blog stories and see what I'm talking about.  The book I wrote was about my life with a canoe and included parts about our little canoe jaunt down the Willamette River while we were in the Sea Explorers.  I am trying to get my three years worth of work into print and on the book stores shelves now.

At 6:11pm on October 10, 2013, Jeanette Vaughan said…

Hi, Paul:

One of the best ways to start, if you find staring at the computer hard, is to get a small digital recorder and just tell stories!  Helps if you are at happy hour and have a swig of beer or two, if you are so inclined :-)  Then...that digital file can be converted to a word document.    Some people are better at verbal story telling.  

But get your thoughts down.   Rarely do I write an outline.  But a good story does have a pattern.  Sounds silly but must have a strong catchy beginning.  Struggle.  Then super end!  Feel free to contact me by email for more ideas.  :-)  

At 2:06pm on August 2, 2009, Timothy Colbrese said…
I washed out of co. 444 with bilateral pnemonia...stayed at Balboa Naval Hospital till the following Easter...Wow what a experience that was...Do you remember the dallas cowboy company that thought they were hot stuff...Ended up at Ams A school in Memphis where i met my bride that i still have...I served in a training command in Corpus Christi Tx got out and attended drill meetings at Millington to finish 20 years...Im sceduled to start my Navy pension in 2012...In the meantime i served as a civilian employee at the Memphis defense plant that closed down in 1997 with BRAC..I now work for Northwest Airlines (Delta) as a baggage handler...Hope this is my last gig...Thanks for the return email
Timothy Colbrese
At 8:00am on July 13, 2009, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
Welcome Aboard, Paul!

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

The following message is from Doug:
1. Be sure to upload an image of yourself. You can add your image on your Footlocker.
2. 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.
3. Invite all your shipmates!
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I give out gifts often for those folks who participate on Navy Vets! Be sure to start up a blog post or two and tell us all about your time in the Navy!


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