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For me, it all started in 1973. Vietnam was in it's final years...

GREAT LAKES
NAVAL RECRUIT TRAINING CENTER
, IL
BOOT CAMP
10/1973-1/1974

LAKEHURST NAVAL AIR STATION, NJ - NAVAL AVIATION TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND

STUDENT ABF �A� SCHOOL
1/1974-3/1974

NAHA AIR BASE, OKINAWA, JAPAN

NAS FUEL DEPOT, SUPPLY SHIPPING & RECIEVING
KADENA AFB, OKINAWA, JAPAN

SUPPLY SHIPPING & RECIEVING, MAA, CUSTOMS INSPECTOR
1974-1977

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD

NAS FUEL DEPOT
1977-1979

CECIL FIELD NAVAL AIR STATION ~ NAS, FL
VS-32 "MAULERS"

FLIGHT LINE SUPERVISOR, MAA
1979-1981

USS JOHN F. KENNEDY, NORFOLK, VA

CV67, DEPLOYED WITH VS-32

FLIGHT DECK SUPERVISOR, PPO
1980-1981

USS MIDWAY, YOKOSUKA, JAPAN

CV41, FLIGHT DECK LPO, BELOW DECKS LPO, DEPT LPO
1981-1984

LAKEHURST NAVAL AIR STATION, NJ - NAVAL AVIATION TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND

INSTRUCTOR ABF �A� SCHOOL

MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST
1984-1987

USS DUBUQUE, SASEBO, JAPAN
LPD8, FLIGHT DECK CHIEF, AIR DEPT. CHIEF

1987-1990

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SASEBO FLEET ACTIVITIES, JAPAN
DEPENDANT ASSISTANCE OFFICER

1987-1990

USS RALEIGH, NORFOLK VA.

LPD1, FLIGHT DECK CHIEF, AIR DEPT. CHIEF
PERSIAN GULF WAR (DESERT SHIELD (08/1990), DESERT STORM (01/1991), Returned (04/1991))

1990-1992

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PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD
COMMAND CHIEF, CHIEF MASTER AT ARMS
NAVAL HOSPITAL SHIP COMFORT
FLIGHT DECK CHIEF, AIR DEPT. CHIEF

1992-1993

RETIRED CPO at PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD

OCTOBER 1993

MOVED TO MASSACHUSETTS 1994

MEMBER VFW Freetown POST 6643 (since1996)

MEMBER AMERICAN LEGION POST 425 (since1999)

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