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Co. 920, Recruit Training Center
San Diego, CA
Any guys in Co. 920: if you knuckleheads read this, email me
BE/E, Naval Training Center
San Diego, CA
Had a great time in San Diego! Saw The Kinks in concert
got a ticket for jaywalking on the way there!
EM Class "A" School, Naval Training Center
Great Lakes, IL
Crabby, sorry about that. Would you believe that Yelverton remembered?
Class 8202, Navy Nuclear Power School
Great education if you can handle the stress.
APL-31, Happy Acres, SUBRON 16
Kings Bay, GA
Bernadette, I wish I could've gotten to know you better. I hope you're okay and that you found your Clint Eastwood.
USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22)
The Navy's Finest Submarine Rescue Ship
Cass, it was good talking with you after all these years! Email me
Navy Recruiting District
Ha! What a JOKE! Never again in a
years (at least not without getting proper compensation)!
USS DOYLE (FFG-39)
The Navy's Finest Guided Missle Frigate
In the short two and a half years I was aboard, we went to Rio, Chile, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands (with frequent trips to Amsterdam, of course!), Denmark, Germany (went to Falkenstein, my first totally nude beach), Norway, Scotland and England.
Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity
Made Chief at SIMA Mayport, a great place to finish up a career. Thanks to CDR Charlie Murphy, the best CO I ever had, and the fantastic folks in the SIMA Safety Office: LCDR Joseph Campisano, RM1 Frank Damato, BM2 Becky Bernhard, EM1 Bob Willett, ETCS Bob Hodges, GMG1(?) Gary Deutschendorf (sorry Gary, I forgot your rating), HTC Rick Welsch, and, of course Emma! All things considered, it was a good twenty years and there isn't much I'd change.
Retirement Ceremony 16 APR 97
Retired 30 JUN 97
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