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John Houghtaling commented on Thomas M. Sorenson's group Yeoman
"I attended YN A School San Diego, Ca 1966. duty stationed Subase Pearl Harbor Police Department and USS Bainbridge DLG (n) 25 Engineering Department."
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Yeoman

Yeoman is a rating in the United States Navy where the primary duties of the enlisted sailor are clerical or administrative in nature.
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Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), homported out of Pearl Harbor, HI
Veteran of Foreign War
Kosovo
Current Status with the US Navy
Active Duty
Start date of your service
August 5, 1998
End date of your service
August 31, 2018

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At 10:53pm on June 29, 2012, Frank L. Arcieri, Jr. said…

Was onboard USS BOSTON CAG-1, in 1957.  After NATO cruise in the North Atlantic as a Seaman, I was told that I could not attend Guided Missile school because one you left the ship to class A, they would never get you back.  Being stuck in the deck crew I applied for Log Room Yeoman, with success.  Advanced to 3rd.Class YN.  Later took test for 2nd.Class and was told if I "Shipped Over" I would be promoted....if not, I was stuck at YN3.   Left Navy, joined Ready Reserves in Galveston,Texas.  Served onboard USS WREN,DD568.  Was only yeoman in Log Room and was also in ships office with two other guys when we were recalled to active duty during Cuban/Berlin Crisis in 1961.

Can't complain at all.  On both ships I worked my job all day as well as either in engine room or on bridge, during getting underway, coming into port as well as refueling and high line details.  Sure beat being stuck chipping paint, painting, swabbing decks with little or no advancement to anything.  Ships in the 1950-s and 1960-s sure didn't like to send guys off to Class A school. 

Frank - USS BOSTON CAG1, USS WREN DD568

At 4:25pm on March 17, 2010, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
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