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Joe Dreiling commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"To continue:  I spent the first 2 years at Reg 1 working for LT Johnson, LT Hamilton and last for LCDR Terry Tassin.  At the end of the 2 years I was due to ship out (already had my orders), but the oil embargo came along and everyone was…"
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H. Buning commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Always nice to read the comments....H. Buning, Co. 086, 1972, March through May 9. Co. Commander was SH1 Kirkeby, a tough but fair Seal, who did a pretty good job with us. Didn't win any awards, but didn't fail any inspections, either."
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Lee G Howze Jr commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Went to San Diego in July 1965, a lifetime ago.  Still remember the way it looked, so many of the firsts in this 17 year olds life.  Company 329, RD1 Green was our Commander.  I remember the hot days and cool nights.  Standing…"
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RTC San Diego

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Brian O'Connor commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Constellation CV-64
"Served in Constellation for a whopping 5 months while waiting for a school. Worked in 1 AMR and 4MMR for GQ. running the SSTG's. Met her in the yards in Bremerton and brought her south to San Diego, going through OPPE and carrier quals."
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USS Constellation CV-64

USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the "new constellation of stars" on the flag of the United States.
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USS Independence CV/CVA-62

The fifth USS Independence (CV/CVA-62) is a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. It was the fourth and final member of the Forrestal-class of conventional-powered Supercarriers. It entered service in 1959, with much of its early years spent in the Mediterranean Fleet.See More
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Naval Submarine Base, New London

Naval Submarine base, New London, Groton, Connecticut
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Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Electrician's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC Orlando, Electrian's Mate "A" School Orlando, Navy Nuclear Power School Orlando, USS Coontz DDG 40, USS Spartanburg County LST 1192, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, SIMA Norfolk
Veteran of Foreign War
Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
December 2, 1986
End date of your service
December 2, 1992

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:21pm 2 Comments

Besides living in Canada for 6 years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Germany and France when I was young. With business, I traveled and worked with companies in Iceland, France, the UK, and Italy. In the Navy, I did humanitarian operations throughout the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. We also did joint training operations in Europe with the UK, France, and Israelis. I served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, spending time in Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates…

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Avoid The Rush!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:37pm 3 Comments

I always thought that meant the ‘rush’ of folks that were on their way to do the same thing you were doing. I was wrong as I found out when watching the History Channel on a history of the Icebreaker!

The U.S.R.C. Rush was a United States Coast Guard Cutter sent off the Alaskan coast to put a stop to the whaling and hunting of seals outside the federally allotted season. At the time, the Seal population was being…

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The Greatest Man I Know

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

I've never met another person in my entire life that has had as much integrity as my father. In his life, he was wronged by many people that he helped out - and never held a grudge. He never lied. He never cheated. He never tried to short anyone for his own gain.

My father found a relationship with God after…

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Expectations of the United States vs. Islam

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 8:25pm 2 Comments

A friend and I were discussing the crisis the United States has in the Middle East and he brought up a great observation. When 9/11 occurred, the United States was rightly in an uproar.  No one rioted and we didn't storm embassies, but there was some anti-Islamic sentiment viewed throughout the country.  The…

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Keeping Your Email Address Safe

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 11:40am 5 Comments

We've had a few shipmates that have badmouthed us and said that we're selling email addresses and that they are getting 10 times more spam since joining the site.  I can't reiterate this strong enough:



WE DO NOT SHARE OR SELL EMAIL ADDRESSES TO ANYONE!

Here are some words of advice for keeping your email address safe.

  1. If you have any fear that your email address has been shared in the spam world, the…
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At 6:47pm on January 25, 2019, Lee Damicone said…

Relying a request from Bill Fihlman posted on the BLOGS site.

Today I googled my name (Bill Fihlman) and found a complete discussion and personal information that I posted on this website on the internet. I just went on my page and changed my privacy settings, but I want to completely delete any information that I have posted on Navy Vets website and my membership. I don’t know how to contact Doug Karr or this website’s administrator to do this. I thought this website was private, but I guess I was mis-led. I am a police Officer and don’t need my private information shared on the web. Can someone please forward this to Doug or the Administrator for this website. Thank you. 

At 1:12pm on July 17, 2018, Emmet Molloy said…

He has been sending it to many members, including myself. I choose to not answer.

At 12:54pm on July 17, 2018, Philip Tucker said…

Got this from the site I have NO CLUE who this person is...thinkin someones tryin to scam or screw me up...

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( mrjamespollard6@gmail.com ) for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

At 1:07pm on January 13, 2018, marty riggleman said…

   Thank you for your service and being where others would not !

At 9:09am on February 22, 2017, Frank J Cormier said…

Thanks Douglas,

Looking forward to sharing and chatting. I would like to add the USS Orleck to the Command page as we are currently making Her into a Naval Museum. I'll eventually get my "sea legs" and learn how to navigate through all this.

At 1:43am on October 31, 2016, Ryan Oakley said…
Thanks for the add in the group. Yes I am Daves friend. He told me about this tonight so I had to check it out.
At 7:06pm on December 23, 2015, David W Asche said…

Hey Doug! Trying to find a way to uploar a Power Point slide show on here. Can I do it?

At 9:01pm on July 27, 2015, Kelley Boyd said…

Hey, Thanks for setting up the web site. I just received a call from the former president of the National Assault Craft Veterans Association. He thinks that I am recruiting veterans away from the NACVA (of which I am a member). I don't think he understands that I was just connecting with other vets from Idaho. Anyway I guess because I blogged about one of my NACVA reunions when you do search for the NACVA up comes this web site and he thinks I am in competition with them. Hope to clear this up by sending out a few emails. Again, thanks for your website.

Kelley Boyd

At 12:40pm on July 16, 2014, william m pallister Jr said…

  Thanks....Bill Pallister

At 5:07pm on April 24, 2014, Courtney Leroy Akins said…

I was on the Cleveland (LPD-7) and a member of the Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club just prior to and during Project Endsweep as an HT3.

 
 
 

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