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MY NAME is David Reigle Dental tech and I was in aft bds the night of may 26, 1981. I left numitzcvn68 Nov 1983. Then went to Bethesa naval hosp attached to navy dental post grad school and wash navy yard branch dental clinic . Currently a stock trader and 100 % service connected. Living in Newport Richey, Florida

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Comment by Pamela Ferguson Murray on August 1, 2010 at 2:01pm
I made and error on end tour date in my first blog. It was 1993 vice 1983
Comment by Pamela Ferguson Murray on August 1, 2010 at 1:59pm
I remember some pretty horrid details. The radiomen were screaming on secure voice about specifics. Body parts all over the deck. Fire,explosions, and all they wanted was help. I truly wished I could do more. I spent the entire 12 hour watch talking to a fellow RM that I will never know.
Comment by David Reigle on July 11, 2010 at 2:34pm
Pam, what do you remember about that night? We didnt get to bed till next evening we had about 80 wounded and 15 dead. Of course woman were not. Allowed on board at that time. Not sure how it works today. We had to use the head to identify our dead and of course after 3 days in port we were back at sea. But minus 300 guys they went home and didn't want to come back, I didn't blame them it was a huge fire with 500lb bombs and missiles going off and no where to hide.
Comment by Pamela Ferguson Murray on July 11, 2010 at 10:02am
Hello David, My name Pamela Ferguson-Murray and I was stationed at NAVCAMSLANT ( in secure voice) on May 26 1981. I was an Rmsn at the time. I handled all the flash traffic that fate full night/morning. I left active duty in 1983. Currently I am a mail carrier in youngstown ohio Living in New middletown, ohio

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