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Is there anyone out there that can give me some info on where i can get a new certificate of the Crossing of the Equator because when ours was printed the ships hull number was printed wrong and i would very much like to have one with the correct hull number.Y ou can blog me here or email me at Also if there is anyone out there that was on the FT.SNELLING email me or blog me.
To all my Navy family Thank you for letting be a member of such a wonderful group of people.

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Comment by Donald Everett Crews on September 11, 2013 at 5:48pm

I became a shellback during what started out to be a MedCruise but wound up being an attempt to rescue the American hostages in Iran when Carter was President.  When we first went over there were only about 30 shellbacks to initiate around 350 wogs, so that was quite an experience.  On the way back, there were around 350 of us shellbacks to initiate only about 30 new wogs.  I was the royal doctor.  Had a blast the second go round.  Not so much the first.  We were part of the Indian Ocean Task Force (Nimitz, California, and Texas).  I was on the California.

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