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Posted: 2014-11-17 19:22:29



Service & Rank: NAVY & STG-1

Currently Located In: BRISTOL, WI

Originally From: MADISON, WI

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Posted: 2014-10-15 19:10:33

Posted By: Caleb E Ervin

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Service & Rank: USN & STG2

Currently Located In: La Mesa, CA

Originally From: Memphis, TN

What I've Been Up To: Just recently separated from the Navy due to finding out i was Diabetic Type 1. Currently workimgon getting into school, planning on being an Orthopedic Surgeon.


Posted: 2014-09-15 08:47:14

Posted By: John Russo

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Service & Rank: US Navy & SCPO

Currently Located In: Washington, DC

Originally From: Lansdale, PA

What I've Been Up To: I attended the NSA/Brooke DEG-1 Reunion in Branson,MO the week of 2-7 September. Steve Hunt & Linda did an outstanding job in setting up all the functions of the combined reunion. The tours were great, very enjoyable and well organized due to their efforts. I had a great time and met only a few shipmates.They were the loyal ones to the Sonarmen association. I was very dissappointed about the low turnout of the SONARMAN at the combined reunion. SIX (6) of almost four hundred (400) NSA members attended the event. How can we have a good reunion if only a few show up? Where sre your commitments to the mission of the NSA? If all of us want join the NSA why not support it by getting involved. Send suggestions to help keep our association from being dissolved. Remember Sonarmen were picked from the top 10% of the Navy so we have an abundance of talent to help keep the association going for many years to come.Please send your suggestions to the NSA officers listed on the back page of the PINGJOCKEY so our officers can input you ideas.

Duty Stations: Listed when I joined NSA in 1984

Posted: 2014-08-24 09:39:17

Posted By: John J. Russo

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Service & Rank: US Navy & SCPO, STGCS

Currently Located In: Washibgton, DC

Originally From: Lansdale, PA

What I've Been Up To: Planning to attend the Reunion in Banson, MO. Retired for good in 2012 and been enjoying life every since. Hope to see some of my old shipmates at the Reunion from DDE818, DL5, DLG27, FSS, Key West AD26, AD16, AD17, AD19, MOTU6 Naples, IT, Combatsystra/devgrp,Memphis, TN

Duty Stations: Previous listed when I became member in 1884

Posted: 2014-05-06 10:23:35

Posted By: Roger "Louie" Lewis

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Service & Rank: USN & STG1

Currently Located In: Orlando, Fl

Originally From: Akron, Ohio

What I've Been Up To: Living in Orlando, since discharge in 1976, worked at Litton Laser Systems, DataMax Corp., Piezo Tech Inc., and retired from Lee Laser Inc in 2009.

Duty Stations: USS McCloy DE1038 2/65-12/69 USS Ouellet DE1077 6/70-9/71 USS Brumby DE1044 10/75-11/76 'A' School 8/64-1/65 FSS KW 'B' School 2/68-10/68 FSS KW MK-114 School 1/70-6/70 FSS KW AN/SQS-26AX(R) 2/75-9/75 FLEASWSCHOOL SD

Posted: 2014-03-14 18:33:43

Posted By: Raymond K Church

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Service & Rank: USN & STG3

Currently Located In: Delta, CO

Originally From: Philadelphia, PA

What I've Been Up To: Retired about 5 years ago after 40 yrs as a computer analyst / project mgr with various companies...a great career and I owe it all to the Navy for preparing me both mentally and technically for my life after USN. Navy taught me responsibility, how to be a team member AND a leader.

Duty Stations: After A School, only one: USS Vance DER-387 from April 1965 - June 1967. As some of you may recall, Vance CO, LCDR Marcus Arnheiter was relieved of command after only 99 days. Read Neil Sheehan's book, "The Arnheiter Affair", it's all true, every word. My last year our sonar gang consisted of 4 3rd class & 2 strikers but we managed to keep all the gear up and running. Made E5 on 1st increment but didn't have a full year left on enlistment & wouldn't extend for 4 mo so I could "sew it on". All in all, Navy was a great experience.

Posted: 2014-02-25 17:21:18

Posted By: Bill Brownson

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Service & Rank: USNR & SOG3

Currently Located In: North Texas

Originally From: Rochester NY

What I've Been Up To: Been wondering sense I went to Key West Fl 10 years ago and saw the Sonar School Building I went to, if the doors upstairs on building one are still Green. The Army uses it for I guess a listening post.

Duty Stations: FSS Key West Fl. 9/1/54 to 4/1/55 USS CP Cecil DDR 835 4/2/55 to 8/05/56 USS Sierra AD 18 8/5/56 to 8/10/56 waiting discharge

Posted: 2014-01-02 08:05:50

Posted By: David M. Williams

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Service & Rank: 1969-1973 & STS3(SS)

Currently Located In: Sagimaw, MI

Originally From: Saginaw, MI

What I've Been Up To: Analytical Specialist at The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI. Specialist in Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis.(35yrs)

Duty Stations: USS George Washington SSBN 598 (1970-1973)