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Bernhard W Behling
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Brian O'Connor and Bernhard W Behling are now friends
Mar 27
Bernhard W Behling left a comment for David De Rooy
"I can't say I completely enjoyed my time in.  Losing my E4 stripes less than 36 hours after earning them hurt quite a bit, though I completely acknowledge it was my own screwup that lead to that.  I just think the punishment was…"
Mar 18
David De Rooy left a comment for Bernhard W Behling
"What a great memory you have of your Navy years. Sorry to say I can't  do as well. I like your gun mount in the museum. Thanks Bernie"
Mar 18
Brian O'Connor left a comment for Bernhard W Behling
"Funny how things come back around sometimes. I was active '75 - '95, and have a good friend who was a cannoncocker and the ships armorer. We did a lot of shooting together. He taught me a lot of stuff, small arms related, that paid off in…"
Mar 18
Bernhard W Behling left a comment for Brian O'Connor
"I got off active in Nov of '76 and at that time scuttlebutt was saying that El Paso was going back into the yards (she came out of a refit in '74) to have the aft mounts replaced with BPDMS, but at the same time scuttlebutt was also saying…"
Mar 18
Brian O'Connor left a comment for Bernhard W Behling
"Yup, DURHAM, LKA-114, Additionally served in MT. VERNON, LSD-39, also armed (at the time I was there) with four twin 3"/50's. Shortly after, they started pulling one forward and one aft mount off most of the Gators. I'm guessing NGFS…"
Mar 18
Bernhard W Behling left a comment for Brian O'Connor
"Looks like you served on one of the sister ships to the gator I served on, USS El Paso LKA-117"
Mar 18
Brian O'Connor left a comment for Bernhard W Behling
"Those are 3"/50's !!!"
Mar 17
David De Rooy left a comment for Bernhard W Behling
"Thanks for  the great photos of the gun mounts. I wasn't a GM so I'm not sure what size they are. The ship I served on had four gun tubs, all 3 inch 50's."
Mar 17
Bernhard W Behling posted photos
Mar 16
Bernhard W Behling left a comment for David De Rooy
"I just posted a few photos you might enjoy. These are about all I have left of the hundreds I took when I was in. I lost everything I owned but a few pics I had in an album my dad had when a ruptured gas line and resulting fire destroyed my home and…"
Mar 16
David De Rooy left a comment for Bernhard W Behling
"Welcome aboard Bernhard. Happy to have you with us. Share some memories of firing the Big Guns."
Mar 16
Bernhard W Behling is now a member of Navy Veterans
Mar 15

Profile Information

Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Enlisted Rating
Gunner's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
Great Lakes for my A school then Norfolk, VA aboard the USS El Paso
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 29, 1974
End date of your service
July 29, 1980

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At 2:11pm on March 18, 2019, David De Rooy said…

What a great memory you have of your Navy years. Sorry to say I can't  do as well. I like your gun mount in the museum. Thanks Bernie

At 1:57pm on March 18, 2019, Brian O'Connor said…

Funny how things come back around sometimes.

I was active '75 - '95, and have a good friend who was a cannoncocker and the ships armorer. We did a lot of shooting together. He taught me a lot of stuff, small arms related, that paid off in the later part of my career.

At 12:54pm on March 18, 2019, Brian O'Connor said…

Yup, DURHAM, LKA-114, Additionally served in MT. VERNON, LSD-39, also armed (at the time I was there) with four twin 3"/50's. Shortly after, they started pulling one forward and one aft mount off most of the Gators. I'm guessing NGFS was not so big a thing after 1978.

At 11:20pm on March 17, 2019, Brian O'Connor said…

Those are 3"/50's !!!

At 12:42pm on March 17, 2019, David De Rooy said…

Thanks for  the great photos of the gun mounts. I wasn't a GM so I'm not sure what size they are. The ship I served on had four gun tubs, all 3 inch 50's.

At 5:20pm on March 16, 2019, David De Rooy said…

Welcome aboard Bernhard. Happy to have you with us. Share some memories of firing the Big Guns.

 
 
 

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