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  • Carrollton, TX
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BASIC TRAINING

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian O'Connor Mar 11. 3 Replies

When I arrived at Gt.Lakes @ March 62' ALL recruits were considered maggots,and whoever your Daddy was didn't mean anything.Some guys couldn't handle it they were set back @ 2 weeks and if they still…Continue

BACK

Started this discussion. Last reply by David De Rooy Feb 5. 1 Reply

Whoa...I got back ...have no clue why I couldn't get on here and another couple sites...Continue

SOUND BARRIER

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Tucker Sep 5, 2018. 1 Reply

My cruise w/USS FORRESTAL was my first and only...and went up to the FD after a launch and asked one one of the FDC guys if it was ok...he sez "sure but you got to clear the deck before recoveries…Continue

REUNION

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael trotta Jul 18, 2018. 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

 

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Brian O'Connor replied to Philip Tucker's discussion BASIC TRAINING
"I went to bootcamp in '75. it was 12 weeks. Then later some high ranking moron decided that bootcamp should be fun. After that we had a rash of major disciplinary problems Navy wide and they wondered why. Gee ya think it might have been because…"
Mar 11
David De Rooy replied to Philip Tucker's discussion BASIC TRAINING
"I went to San Diego for boot camp in 1968. The length of training was supposed to be 9 weeks if you didn't get set back for any reason. The Christmas Holidays were coming up and the companies in front of us were given a ten day leave so they…"
Mar 11
Emmet Molloy replied to Philip Tucker's discussion BASIC TRAINING
"I had a good time at Great Lakes in 1965, Camp Moffett, Camp Barry. I enjoyed everything except breakfast. I also enjoyed graduating early because of all the new recruits being trained and pushed through boot camp at that time. The war was just…"
Mar 11
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BASIC TRAINING

When I arrived at Gt.Lakes @ March 62' ALL recruits were considered maggots,and whoever your Daddy was didn't mean anything.Some guys couldn't handle it they were set back @ 2 weeks and if they still couldn't get it together they were kicked out.Remember a few who thought they were really bad...these were the first ones to start crying or losing it and being kicked out of the NavySee More
Mar 11
David De Rooy replied to Philip Tucker's discussion BACK
"Phillip, Glad you made it back. where you been?"
Feb 5
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BACK

Whoa...I got back ...have no clue why I couldn't get on here and another couple sites...See More
Feb 5
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"How bout some comments about how easy it is to navigate the flight deck after flight ops has shut down..."
Oct 14, 2018
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"I  hope you weren't wearing whites or dress blues."
Sep 26, 2018
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"Talking about doing pushups...my Company 121 had just gone through an inspection in a drill hall NOBODY got a "HIT"of any kind for anything.As marched out of the drill hall our CC called for a HALT. ...were all looking at each other when…"
Sep 26, 2018
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"What is this"Thursday you speak of"
Sep 26, 2018
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"It was much different in San Diego in November when I got to RTC. The temperature never got below freezing. We did get a lot of rain in Dec and Jan "
Sep 25, 2018
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"Now I don't know about any of you other guys …..But my 9 weeks at Gt Lakes started with @ 8-10 inches of snow.Naturally we were gettings hits on uniform inspection(my goodness whatever for)OH I remember...8-10 inches of snow..We also got…"
Sep 25, 2018
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"I can't remember why I asked this. But it was over a week ago so it's probably too late now but if the cops come around I'll tell them "wherever he went, that's where he is."
Sep 21, 2018
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"Phillip, where were you last Thursday? Why David ?  Are the police looking for me or the guys with a straight jacket"
Sep 21, 2018
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"ANYONE working on the flight deck had better be watching everything that is going on during launches and ESPECIALLY during recoveries.One almost needs eyes in the back of their head.You cannot assume anything...actually any person active on the…"
Sep 21, 2018
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"I've got a bad case of CRS myself. Sometimes I can't remember what I did tomorrow."
Sep 20, 2018

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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