TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

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TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

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Am the only member of this club.
USS Kittyhawk CV-63?
72 to 75.
Tail end of this insanity.

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Welcome Home, Joe :)
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If I read your post, do I infer you are the LAST surviving crew member? My thanks to you and your crew mates for your service and my condolences as well.
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GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:37 pm
If I read your post, do I infer you are the LAST surviving crew member? My thanks to you and your crew mates for your service and my condolences as well.
The presence of a question mark infers o.p. hoping he is not the last......
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Well I spent a little time in the same Yacht club: '66 to '68 -- USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31. I'm pretty sure there are lots of survivors; how many are levergunners is the question I suspect Joe is asking.
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I was over there too ;

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USS Wainwright DLG-28
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USS Somers, DDG-34, '72 & '73
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JNG wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm
Am the only member of this club.
USS Kittyhawk CV-63?
72 to 75.
Tail end of this insanity.

Joe
My ship was on the gun line with the Kitty Hawk, several other carriers as well. The Kitty Hawk was in Hong Kong (anchored way out back) same time I was there (one of the two times).
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Canoe, Brandywine Creek, '66-'68 B.S.A.

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Summer 1973, Yankee Station, on the Constellation (CV-64), 6 weeks total from mid-June to late July.
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God bless you all for your service.
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I have a cousin who’s a member. While he was listening to the sounds in the water another was on his second trip with the Marines. That was always good for some good natured ribbing.

But I would remind them both that I got to visit exotic places but was usually back home by dark.

Get the rest of us together and the rest of the family would vacate the area.

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JNG wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm
Am the only member of this club.
USS Kittyhawk CV-63?
72 to 75.
Tail end of this insanity.
Joe
At the end of '73, I had my original separation orders cancelled... and was then offered my choice of 3, one of which was a transfer to the Kitty Hawk as a newly frocked E-6. I'd actually been aboard the KH in '72 after being injured during an UnReps. I spent about 18 hours getting my back x-rayed and being evaluated. I was sick the entire time! But, I wasn't prejudiced... I threw up on brown as well as black shoes! Our chief corpsman had accompanied me over from the destroyer and finagled my escape back to a real Navy ship... not a floating aircraft hanger!
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Gentlemen, please state your enlisted rating. E-whatever is a pay grade.

I used to swear at the telly when that persian looking j.a.g. marine chica used to say "petty officer this or petty officer that" instead of yeoman or personnelman....

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1965 USS CORAL SEA CVA-43
1966 USS INTREPID CVS-11
1967 USS CONSTELLATION CVA-64
1974 USS ENTERPRISE CVAN-65
1976 USS AMERICA CV-66

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Had to look-up that AT.....We had some "A"s on-board with the SH-2 wing but I never had any interaction even though I was port-side a.f.f.f nozzleman on the crash team.....
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Gentlemen I salute you!
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At the time I left the grey floaty thing in the Tonkin Gulf to do my shore duty over on the beach at Danang I was ET-2 (electronics technician 2nd class (E5)). Fixed radars.
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earlmck wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:45 am
At the time I left the grey floaty thing in the Tonkin Gulf to do my shore duty over on the beach at Danang I was ET-2 (electronics technician 2nd class (E5)). Fixed radars.
Small world. My son was an ET-2 on the normandy (4 1/2 years) and did a north atlantic, med. and I.O./persian gulf.....radars of course but also an N.E.C. in ship to helo coms. which landed him a DoD civil service billet at "the rest home" :lol:
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