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At 5:55pm on August 12, 2019, Wilburn Stancil (Bill) Lassiter said…

 Hello David!  THANK YOU so much for the kind greeting. Hope all with you is well and that you are in the best of spirits. I am a former hospital corpsman turned Navy Counselor. I have over 8 years with the FMF. I retired at Camp Lejeune,NC. TAKE CARE! Will  talk again! Bill Lassiter SCPO/USN/RET

At 5:39pm on August 12, 2019, Larry Richard densman said…

Thanks David I can start with when I received orders to Vietnam, came in as orders to Vietnamese language  school. Called the detailer and asked how i got selected.  He told me I had aced my language battery when I joined the navy.  My reply to him that was Spanish one to ten, tell me what Texas boy cannot count one to ten in Spanish. Vietnam 67-68 caught Tet in 68.

At 5:40pm on August 10, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Ok! I will visto navyvet as well thanks again and i hope to meet up with some old friends to  but its noce to meet new ones as well.

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At 5:37pm on August 10, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Hello! I hope that i sound meeting a new of my old friends to and is noce to meet new ones well 

At 6:46pm on August 8, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Hey! Thanks for the instruction on how to change my photo

At 11:31pm on August 6, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

And how do I get my picture posted too?

At 11:30pm on August 6, 2019, Tommie Marbley said…

Thanks it's been a long time since met someone from the Navy. Wanting to meet up with some old friends hoping to find them here. I was a road the USS New Orleans LPH- 11 from August 1985- April 1988. So tell about this site please and what's cooking with you.

At 8:31pm on August 6, 2019, RICHARD ANTHONY MAIDA said…

This has got to be good!  David, do you sling this much b******* daily, weekly and monthly?  Or did I catch you on your off day?

At 5:11pm on July 30, 2019, Donn Harvey Behl said…

Hi David, In 1968, most of my time was spent on the America with VA-86, getting back late Dec.. We headed back out on the Coral Sea around Sept 69..I had an apartment in Jax in 69 and remember listing to " Crimson and Clover" over and over on the car radio.

I also remember listing to the moon landing at the apartment, as I was too poor to have a TV.

We got back from the second cruise around June 70 and I got out in May 71. Most of the time was spent going to schools at Cecil an Jax…..and getting ready to get out.

I've been back to Cecil, but not much there anymore, barracks', clubs, and exchange all gone. Mostly the hangers and the chapel are the remaining friendly sites. I'm glad that they are trying to make the chapel a formal memorial, given the memorial next to it.

At 6:10pm on July 19, 2019, James Walter Piliero said…

I remember Cecil Field. I knew some guys who were there too.

At 1:36am on July 19, 2019, James Walter Piliero said…

Where in Florida were you stationed? We would fly down to NS Mayport Florida to embark on the Forestall . Went to Mayport many times.

At 1:21am on July 17, 2019, James Walter Piliero said…

Hi David, It's great to know you. I see you were on the West coast for some time. I was in A6 Intruder Squadron VA-85 "Black Falcons"  at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach Virginia.We deployed on the U.S.S. Forestall CV-59. I made 3 Med Cruises with them. I miss the Navy and would do it again. Hope to hear from you again.  Jim Piliero AD3

At 2:11pm on July 16, 2019, Judson Porter Rogers said…

 This took place on the NITRO, while in the Med.

At 2:08pm on July 16, 2019, Judson Porter Rogers said…

I would do it all over again if I was younger.   It was a good place for an 18 year old to grow up and be responsible.

The use of the G.I. bill was a true help with my education, after discharge. I went on and acquired my degree in Industrial engineering and worked 40 plus years in the trade.

I recall one incident while on the main switch board during G.Q. The EXEC called the engine room and said we are making black smoke. The engine room reply was, we should because we are burning black oil.The EXEC. DID NOT TAKE 5 MIN TO GET TO THE ENGINE ROOM. THE PERSON WHO MADE THE REPLY WAS NEVER FOUND.  There are many more, but that was a long time ago.

At 6:17pm on July 15, 2019, Jimmy D Ford said…

Thank You! glad to be aboard David!  What’s a few months between comrades? I’m sure the memories aren’t to much different...

At 3:32pm on June 25, 2019, Michael D Myers said…

I dont't know if this counts a recovery but I did have the honor of being the TA-18 driver when Apollo 9 was off loaded at pier 1 and towed to LP-2 after is's mission.

At 7:31am on June 20, 2019, Bill Harris said…

Thank you David!

I was a torpedoman aboard the the USS Orion from Aug. 1972 till May 1974.

While I was stationed on the Orion I became very good friends with David Boomsma. I saw David had a post on this wesite and I would love to get in touch with him. I didn't see any contact info so I hope he sees my post and contacts me. 

After my time on the Orion I was stationed in Keflavick Iceland for a year and the transferred to the reserves. 

At 12:19pm on June 19, 2019, George Kurth said…

Thank you David!  I am looking forward to sharing experiences and meeting new peopole.  I'll update my information in a couple of days.

At 6:51am on June 19, 2019, Cynthia Sue Schwartz said…

Thank you David!  My husband ,whose name is also David, retired in 2011. We  met in  1994 in Rota. Married in 1995 and 4 kids and 3 dogs and 1 cat still going strong in Pa!

At 7:16pm on June 18, 2019, ALEXANDER R SANABIA said…

Thank you David!  Glad to be part of this fine group of people.

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