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Started by William L Wilkerson. Last reply by Lawrence (Ski) Grumboski Apr 9, 2012.

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Comment by Dennis Lieburn AQ-2 on January 8, 2018 at 9:45pm

As I said, I was attached to VAW-126 for that ORI. Right after we returned to Norfolk, I was transferred to NATTC Millington to change rate from PR to AQ. as I recall, the only port we entered was Gitmo. There was talk about Kingston, but it never panned out. We did have a cookout ashore in Gitmo though, but that may just have been for VAW-126. After Millington, I went to the RVAH-3, RVAH-14 and RVAH-9.  Did Med cruises with 14 and 9 aboard Independence in '73 and '74.

Comment by David Bennett on January 8, 2018 at 5:12pm

Thank you for that memory, Dennis. I knew we went to Gitmo, but I couldn't remember when. Unfortunately, I don't recall any unusual observations in the Caribbean sky. As I recall, we also made port at Montego Bay, Jamaica. And do you also recall ever conducting ops from USS Independence, or did I imagine that?

Comment by Dennis Lieburn AQ-2 on January 6, 2018 at 8:54pm

This is how I know that RVAH-13 was there.

Night Ops during the Forrestal ORI in '69

Comment by Dennis Lieburn AQ-2 on November 15, 2017 at 2:04am

I'm looking for anyone that was aboard Forrestal for an ORI cruise to Guantanamo Bay in the fall of '69.  I was with VAW-126 at that time but myself and a bunch of other sailors witnessed an unusual event in the night sky one evening.  If you saw it, I don't have to describe it, and I don't really want to be ridiculed about UFO sightings.  I never heard an explanation, have you?

Comment by Lawrence (Ski) Grumboski on May 18, 2017 at 11:42am

Two days before I leave for Rolling Thunder.


Comment by Steve Ewing on May 8, 2016 at 8:51am

Gunder Creager reports the passing of former Heavy 13 CO (Nov 70 - Nov 71) and author, Captain Frank "Hammer" Hamrick on May 2nd, 2016.

Captain Hamrick also served with Heavy 1, 5, and 7.

May he have fair winds and following seas on his last great deployment into eternity.

Reccenet Forum post with Captain Hamrick's Obituary

Comment by Steve Ewing on April 30, 2016 at 1:20pm

Former Heavy 13 CO (Aug 69 - Nov 69) and Former Heavy 6 CO (Nov-69 to?) Captain Edmond M. Feeks, USN Retired passed away April 26 2016.

May he have fair winds and following seas on his last great deployment into eternity.

Captain E.M. Feeks Obituary

Comment by Michael R Kellerman on March 27, 2016 at 12:49pm

Heading back to Boca Chica for an 4/2/16 air show. Left there in 1978.

Comment by Andy Shupe on February 1, 2016 at 11:34am

If you have a minute or two to waste, check this out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331767390759

Saw this come up for sale. Too rich for my blood, but I thought some of you all would get a kick out of seeing it.


Andy Shupe

Comment by Richard Aldrich on December 2, 2015 at 1:31pm

Welcome aboard Mike. I did both the65-66 Westpac cruise and the66-67 Westpac Cruise. I&E and Legal Yeoman.


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