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Ronald Lee Froman
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  • Spokane, WA
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"OLD CHIEF" Might be good reading for some of you "older" guys!

Started this discussion. Last reply by David W Asche Aug 26, 2013. 7 Replies

                                               OLD CHIEFSOne thing we weren't aware of at the time, but became evident as life wore on, was that we learned true leadership from the finest examples…Continue

 

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"Way after my time...went through boot in "63" ."
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" I was with HS-12 from 89 till 92."
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"Carl Barrett, UTC, USN (Ret) I was stationed with Public Works Department at NAS Atsugi from 1961-64. Great tour of duty, was attached to Maintenance and Contracts Divisions, was also a member of the hunting club while I was there. The only station…"
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"I just joined Navy Veterans and Atsugi NASNAF group. I was there from Feb 1967 to May 1970 and part of the Weapons Department and worked at the AUW shop next to the mine shop. in addition to cold war ASW operations, the biggest operations were…"
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Aug 8, 2014
Douglas James Riley commented on Ronald Lee Froman's blog post Old Navy
"Yes, '71 on for me. Before they took away bell bottoms and Dixie caps, and before those silly blue BDUs. Never off base in a work uniform. Recruits were still molded into sailors, instead of just dumping them at the first infraction. Petty…"
Apr 7, 2014
George A. Parker commented on Ronald Lee Froman's blog post Old Navy
"Chief,   I was there in '62.   Made 2nd class and shipped over for six.   Made morning muster every day on the USS John W. Weeks (DD-701)."
Apr 7, 2014
Ronald Lee Froman commented on Kevin Armstrong's group Washington State Navy Veterans
"Was at Whidbey from 1970 to 1974.  It was great duty.  As a golfer, Whidbey has one great golf course.  The held the 13th Naval District Tournament every year."
Mar 22, 2014
Jim Decota commented on Ronald Lee Froman's blog post Old Navy
"BZ Chief!"
Mar 17, 2014
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Old Navy

The Old NavyCome gather round me lads and I'll tell you a thing or two,About the way we ran the Navy in nineteen sixty two.When wooden ships and iron men were barely out of sight;...I am going to give you some facts just to set the record right.We wore the ol' bell bottoms, with a Dixie cup or flat hat on our head;And we always hit the sack at night but we never "went to bed."Our uniforms were worn ashore, and we were mighty proud;Never thought of wearing civvies, in fact, they were not…See More
Mar 17, 2014
Ronald Lee Froman commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC San Diego
"Funny how seasickness up on you.  Been on 2 Destroyers in heavy seas, and never had a problem.  But one time I was returning to NAS Whidbey Island from Seattle, and took the Mulketeo Ferry to the Island.  I was returning from some…"
Jan 25, 2014
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Profile Information

Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
COMFAIRWESTPAC, Atsugi Japan (NIPPI)
NAS Atsugi Japan
Whidbey Island, WA
NAS PT Mugu
NAS Alameda
USS Epperson DD719
USS McKean DD784
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
June 15, 1963
End date of your service
November 1, 1986

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Enlisted in 63", retired in 86".  After retirement, entered law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff and retired in 2006.  Just play a lot of golf now!!

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Old Navy

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:53pm 4 Comments

The Old Navy



Come gather round me lads and I'll tell you a thing or two,

About the way we ran the Navy in nineteen sixty two.

When wooden ships and iron men were barely out of sight;...

I am going to give you some facts just to set the record right.



We wore the ol' bell bottoms, with a Dixie cup or flat hat on our head;

And we…

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At 12:43am on September 22, 2011, Jim Decota said…
Chief, you mean you're glad you won't be there to witness the "cluster f***"? I am betting this will all blow up in their face! Just wait for the first set of courts martials for conduct!
At 3:52pm on September 3, 2011, Johnny Hale said…
You and I may have been in the same ADJ class in Memphis. I arrived at NATTC in July 63 from Great Lakes but had to work in night spud locker for a while I don't remember when I started A school but went on to Helicopter C school in Feb. 64 then to HC1 Imperial Beach Calif.
 
 
 

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