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Petty Officer First Class
Enlisted Rating
Ship's Serviceman
Where were you or your family stationed?
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
May 21, 1973
End date of your service
February 28, 1984

Hello Shipmates

I'm always happy to find old friends and make new ones as well.


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At 3:48pm on December 1, 2012, Carlos Ruiz said…


At 12:15am on April 7, 2012, Chuck Stansbery said…

William, You have created the most uder friendly web I have seen yet. Thanks for the effort. I know it takes a lot of work and skill. We all appreciate what you have done to help us communicate with each other.


At 1:39pm on September 28, 2011, Wayne Shipman said…

Hello William,


I was an airdale while in. My Dad was a carreer sailor, since enlisting in 1943, serving 26 years. He retired in 1968, passed away in 1980. His brother Buddy served in WWII also, but got out after the war. He however had 3 DD's sunk out from under him in the Solomons. in one day. My Dad's favorite Ship was the USS Kidd DD 661. As his son I am an honorary member of the Kidd. Named After Isaac C Kidd, who died on the Arizona. In 2006, I had the honor of being invited the the commisioning of the newest Name sake DDG 100, in Gavaleston TX. What a thrill and honor that was. I now get to communicate with the CMC Greene on a regular basis. DDG 100 is home ported in San Diego, now as My wife who is also retired Navy, are moving there in early 2012. where I hope to become a member of the USS Midway. staff.


By the way Thank You for your service, and I hope to meet with you in the future. Although I'm an old airdale; Tin Can Sailors have always been at the top of my Favorites List.

At 11:47am on July 21, 2009, Ron Russell said…
Hey, Bill! Starting to worry about you give me a shout and let me know how you are getting a long.
At 6:21pm on June 16, 2009, Ron Russell said…
The site looks great Bill. Drop me a line and let me know how your doing.
At 10:02am on March 31, 2009, John Bonaccorso said…
Hi Will, I realized that if I knew you, it would not have been through the Navy. You just have one of those familiar faces. Can't say that I recognize the name Baldwin other than an actor by the same last name and where I went to boot camp was right at Lake Baldwin Florida. I don't think I've ever met anyone with the last name.

Knoiw what you mean about it being a small world. Very small indeed. Love the slideshow by the way.

Orange Park boarders NAS JAX. In fact I think it is actaully considered to be in Orange Park - don't quote me on that. I know that once I tried to get the number to the main gate I believe and directory assistance didn't have in in the Jacksonville listings and I asked her to try Orange Park and then she found it.
At 4:50pm on March 30, 2009, John Bonaccorso said…
Thanks Will. Glad to be here. Nice to see a site like this that doesn't require money to participate in. I'll be here for a while. Just curious, do I know you? You look familiar.
At 10:36am on February 17, 2009, Ron Russell said…
Great pics bill. There really nice. Good job and keep them coming.
At 5:58pm on February 4, 2009, Tim Samples said…
Very cool! Always nice to meet another shipmate from the Sparkle "C". As it turned out, my son is now stationed at NAB Little Creek as part of Special Boat Team 20...SWCC! I recently went back down the base back in of memories. Anyway...nice to meet you!
At 6:17am on December 19, 2008, John (Blue Eagle) Maddalena said…
Looking good Bill, are you getting it to work for you now? I ment to ask you if the new Barlow from your neck of the woods in Arkansas is any relation to you?

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