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Dave "Rock" Cowles
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  • Boiling Springs, SC
  • United States
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Enlisted Rating
Aviation Structural Mechanic
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC/NTC San Diego, NATTC Memphis, VAQ-132 deployed on CVN-69 out of NAS Whidbey Island.

June 1, 1982, I started Navy Boot Camp at RTC NTC San Diego. Push ups, ten mile Fat Squad runs, four Marching Parties, two Short Tours, a Set Back, a Division Mast, and a Captain's Mast!

My first company commander was a Filipino named Chief Abarantos. Then I was set back and had a Senior Chief Bates. My Company number is lost in time. Anyone know it?
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 1, 1981

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At 5:53pm on February 7, 2018, David De Rooy said…

Dave, I don't know how you forgot your company number. Do you still have your Boot camp annual? it's like a high school yearbook for recruits. it's called the "Anchor" If you do you can find it in there. Otherwise there's  always internet search using the time frame.    

                                                                                  Good Luck

                                                                                          Dave De Rooy Co. 788   1968

At 4:40pm on February 7, 2018, Dave "Rock" Cowles said…
How can I find out my Company number from boot camp? I was at RTC San Diego during June and July of 1981. My Company Commander was Senior Chief BM Bates. Cowles, David L. My DD-214 doesn't show it and I can't remember to save my life.

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