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  • Carrollton, TX
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REUNION

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael trotta yesterday. 1 Reply

Gotta  Army buddy going to a reunion..This is where they're going....anyone here delt with this site or know anything about it...Betsi Radd | Account Executive Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. |…Continue

MEMORIES

Started Jul 8 0 Replies

"How To Simulate Being A Sailor"1. Buy a steel dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.3. Repaint your…Continue

 

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michael trotta replied to Philip Tucker's discussion REUNION
"The Armed Forces Reunions folks will definetly get the job done. Anytime you are planning a reunion you have to weigh the costs of planning vs paying a planner to do it for you. Both will get the job done.  I was the planner for the USS JOHN…"
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Philip Tucker left a comment for John Houghtaling
"Thanks for the invite..."
Tuesday
Philip Tucker and John Houghtaling are now friends
Tuesday
Philip Tucker left a comment for Douglas Karr
"Got this from the site I have NO CLUE who this person is...thinkin someones tryin to scam or screw me up... How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.…"
Tuesday
Philip Tucker posted a discussion

REUNION

Gotta  Army buddy going to a reunion..This is where they're going....anyone here delt with this site or know anything about it...Betsi Radd | Account Executive Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. | BookMyReunion.com 322 Madison Mews | Norfolk, VA 23510 757-625-6401 (Office) | 757-627-3807 (Fax) betsi@afri.comSee More
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MED CRUISE

"David those are the "infamous A3 aircraft. Originally designated as BOMBERS... However with the advancement of aircraft used by the Navy we had: A4 Ds F8Us F14 Fortunately the A3 was converted to TANKERS and used for other things … It…"
Saturday
David De Rooy commented on Philip Tucker's photo
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MED CRUISE

"I believe your right. A3 skywarriors. we didn't have these at NAS Cecil field in 1969. we had A4 skyhawks A7's  and F4's but no A3's"
Jul 13
Emmet Molloy commented on Philip Tucker's photo
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MED CRUISE

"I believe they are Douglas Skywarriors "
Jul 13
David De Rooy commented on Philip Tucker's photo
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MED CRUISE

"what type jet are these? it was before my time and I don't recognize"
Jul 13
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MED CRUISE

CREW VAH 6 62'-63' MED CRUISE USS FORRESTAL
Jul 13
Philip Tucker replied to Walter Zappa's discussion Boot camp in the group Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes
Jul 12
Philip Tucker posted a discussion

MEMORIES

"How To Simulate Being A Sailor"1. Buy a steel dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.3. Repaint your entire house every month.4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the shower head to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.5. Put lube oil in your humidifier and set it on high.6. Once a week, blow compressed…See More
Jul 8
Philip Tucker commented on Douglas Karr's group Naval Station, NTC Great Lakes
"After 9 weeks of BASIC I got orders BACK to GT.Lakes and ADCOM SECURITY..A lot of the recruits thought WE were recuits also...so we'd take our helment off n push our hair back...Got some really weird looks..It was fun fun fun being in BASE…"
Jul 5
David De Rooy commented on Philip Tucker's status
"I wonder where they went?"
Jul 3
Philip Tucker posted a status
"Lost some things outta my sea bag..1 leather flt jacket 1 green flt jacket"
Jul 3

Profile Information

Rank
Seaman
Enlisted Rating
Yeoman
Where were you or your family stationed?
My family was not with me during the time I was in nor was I married
1 year USNTC ADCOM SECURITY 1962-1963...
Got orders to VAH 6 NAS WHIDBEY IS 1963...
Squadron was assigned to USS FORRESTAL @ late 1963
Around 1964 we were assigned to USS FORRESTAL and left on a MED CRUISE @ mid 1964..March 65' I was offered E 4 rate and was told I would have to got school for AVAITION MAINTENCE...Like a fool I turned that down and eventually took my HONORABLE DISCHARGE @ mid FEBURARY 1965...which was something I have regretted ever since
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
March 5, 1962
End date of your service
February 26, 1965

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At 11:44am on June 3, 2018, David De Rooy said…

That's a great story. When we were in school the military draft was still in place. I decided to take control of my own destiny by enlisting. I went to the Air force recruiter first because my father was in the AF during WW II. The waiting list was long so I went to the Navy recruiter where there was no wait list. I was told there were 2 year Navy reserve enlistments but again there was a list of people waiting. If I signed up for 4 years active and two as reserve I could go in right away. Now that I look back I think the recruiter was not completely honest as I found many new sailors that only had a two year active commitment. Too late by then so I just made the best of it. It turned out to be the best second choice I've ever made. No regrets

At 5:11pm on June 2, 2018, David De Rooy said…

Thanks for sharing. Your service predates my own by a few years but I knew a few airdales that served on the Forrestal when it was homeported in Norfolk. Mostly Aviation Boatswains mates from the flight deck.

At 11:32am on June 2, 2018, David De Rooy said…

Welcome aboard Phillip. I'm glad you joined us. We'd love to hear some stories from your navy days

At 8:54pm on June 1, 2018, Emmet Molloy said…

Welcome aboard Phillip! 

 
 
 

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