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Edward A. Blumberg
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  • Ashland, VA
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Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Aircrew Survival Equipmentman
Where were you or your family stationed?
NAS Norfolk, VA
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
August 6, 1965
End date of your service
August 6, 1971

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Passing of a shipmate

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

It is with great sadness that I have just learned of the passing of yet another shipmate. PRC Kenneth Owen Getchey. Kenny stayed the 20 plus. I just learned of his passing earlier this month through the internet. Ken passed away back in 2007. Yeah, 10 years ago. How time flies. You young guys and girls in uniform will soon learn as you grow older, you lose touch as the 4 winds scatter you and your friends to all corners of the earth. You lose touch. Fortunately for me, I found my shipmates…


NAS Norfolk

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:45pm 0 Comments

Looking for anyone that served in the Aircraft Maintenance Division at NAS Norfolk between 1966 and 1969. Especially the Parachute Loft in hanger LP-14.

Announce the passing of a friend and shipmate

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 7:29pm 0 Comments

It is with deep regret and sorrow that I announce the passing of PR Master Chief Morris Turnage. Chief Turnage and I served together at NAS NORVA for many years. My sincerest condolences to his widow and family. He was a true friend and shipmate.   Rest in Peace my brother until we meet on the other side.

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At 3:53pm on July 3, 2015, DAVID KENNETH RHYNER said…

Paraloft?  Guess who I just ran into on Facebook...  Sergeant Bruce Hiltner U.S.M.C. and he worked for the Gunny there.  A hell of a nice jar head.  He was shot down twice in the Nam.  If you remember Hiltner do a Facebook search for his name.  BTW he lives near Philly. 

At 2:40am on June 30, 2015, DAVID KENNETH RHYNER said…

I forget the squadron name.  I was in the same old hanger as the ADJ's but was not at squadron level. I was intermediate level.   The electronics and radar shops were in the hanger.  Most of the planes were E2C Hawkeye's.

After a year or so I helped wire all the benches in the new electronics shop that was built.  My barracks was across from the Marine transit barracks.

At 5:31pm on May 29, 2014, hugh g. whiting said…

we started out at camp barry, then they moved us to the old wave barracks at camp lawrence, place hadn`t been open in years. the whole of great lakes was packed, must have been building up for nam, i suppose.

At 5:20pm on May 27, 2014, hugh g. whiting said…

i was in company 430, graduated 15 october  1965. we got out there on about 26 august 

plane from boston with a stop at jfk on the way. you probably graduated  1 or 2 weeks ahead of me. graduations were on fridays, as i recall.

At 3:22pm on May 27, 2014, michael kerkes said…
I dont remmber the onion my first nite at the Jolly Roger got picked up by a29 yr old with 5 kids I was 18 she lived in dependant housing took me home and that changed the liberty drill forever after that the Vulcan pretty much became a job to go to every day by the time her husband came home I had met neighbors and all the drinking was in off base houses in time 3 of us rented a place on 25th bay when I gotout I was driinkinga fifth a day great times
At 1:48pm on May 27, 2014, michael kerkes said…
I replyed to purple onion hope you got it
At 8:12pm on May 1, 2014, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Thank you for your service.

Semper Fortis!

At 12:24pm on April 29, 2014, Edward A. Blumberg said…

Also did 3 years in the Air Force reserves as a MSgt. Fire Protection Supervisor/Firefighter.


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