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Cuban Blockade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth C. Shee Aug 26, 2012. 7 Replies

Any members there during the blockade?  Our squadron (VA-34) was aboard the Enterprise for 2 weeks and then the entire squadron was transported to the to the Independence for the remainder of the…Continue


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Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Saratoga, Constellation, Guided Missle Unit 55
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 1, 1960
End date of your service
April 1, 1966

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USS Constellation 1964-65 cruise

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 7:53pm 0 Comments

 I was with VA144 Roadrunners this deployment.  We we involved in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident with the USS Maddox and USS  Turner Joy. We lost a couple of pilots.  One was LTjg Alvarez who was in our squadron.  He was shot down and captured. 

We sure spent a lot of time at GQ during this cruise and long times at sea.  Our cruise lasted 9-10 months.  Anyone else on board then?

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