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Robert Val McCarter
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Robert Val McCarter commented on Steven Morrison's group Boatswains Mate
"I was a BM3 at Gitmo and aboard the USS Kiowa ATF 72"
Jan 25
Robert Val McCarter joined Steven Morrison's group

Boatswains Mate

The Backbone of the Fleet!
Jan 25
Robert Val McCarter commented on Paul F. Palladeno's group Cuban Blockade Survivors Association
"I was stationed at the naval Station Boat Shed from Jan.1962-july 1963 it was a great learning experience ,with a lot of great people."
Jan 25
Robert Val McCarter joined Paul F. Palladeno's group

Cuban Blockade Survivors Association

Underway Rearming off the Coast of Cuba.Cuban Quarantine, October, 1962See More
Jan 25

Profile Information

Petty Officer Third Class
Enlisted Rating
Boatswain's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Kearsarge CVA 33,Uss Hornet CVA 12,US Naval Air Facility Naha ,Okinawa.US Navy YMP-1,Little Creek Amp.Base.US Naval Station Guantanama Bay Cuba,Uss Kiowa Atf 72
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
November 16, 1955
End date of your service
March 14, 1964

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At 1:52pm on September 16, 2014, John Kellett said…

It would be great if you and I got to meet and talk about our time in GITMO.  I don't know if you have checked our website, but it might be difficult to get hotel reservations for the reunion.  We already have somewhere around 80 people registered, and many of them were in GITMO at the same time as you and me.  Give it a try and hopefully you can get a room reservation and send in your paperwork to Mike Warman.  Once again, our website is

At 7:16pm on September 15, 2014, John Kellett said…

It sounds like we were in ECHO COMPANY together.  I was a gunner on a light 30 machine gun crew.  We may have been assigned to your platoon, sometimes.  I only put 4 years in the regular Navy, but after I got married and had 3 kids, I joined the USNR and put 8 more years in with VP64 out of Willow Grove, PA.  After doing well in my company, and moving to CT, I dropped out of thhe USNR.  In a way, I regret not putting 20 total years in, but have had a good life with my wife (51 yrs), 3 children and 12 grandkids.

At 8:27pm on September 14, 2014, John Kellett said…

I was on the first floor of the same barracks.  I don't know which direction was East and which was West.  However, if you approached the back of the barracks from the swimming pool, I lived on your right side.


Charleston, SC is only a hop-skip & jump from Knoxville, TN, so you should join us in October.  Get the details at


At 7:21pm on September 12, 2014, John Kellett said…

Robert, you are eligible for the VFW because of your time in GITMO.  Why don't you join us at our GITMO reunion this October, in Charleston, SC.

At 9:36pm on March 5, 2014, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

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

Thank you for your service.

Semper Fortis!


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