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Bernhard W Behling
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  • Fredericksburg, VA
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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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