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Any other Vets here with MS? (Multiple Sclerosis)

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Comment by Terrill R. Saylor on February 7, 2014 at 1:27pm

I remember that Bob Hope show well.  Also appearing was Ursula Andress, the James Bond girl, and LoLa Falanna and of course that I'm now living near Cincinnati I got to mention Johnny Bench the Reds catcher at the time.  All were backed up by Les Brown and his band of renown.  Good memories you conjured up for me.

Comment by John Loren Brammer on February 7, 2014 at 9:26am
In regards to Thomas Leonard's comment about the 1970 Christmas Bob Hope show on JFK: Guess who of the 5500+ sailors on the ship drew shore patrol on Soudha Bay that day. Yep, some other unfortunate sailor and me. I remember the dreary liberty boat ride to the landing and the even drearier landscape of the place itself. As the liberty boat tied off at the wharf, we were told that there was no need for shore patrol that day. Noone was ashore; they were all on the flightdeck waiting for Bob Hope and this troupe. That certainly didn't hurt our feelings, so back to the sheip we went. The down side was, however, that the flight deck was full, and I got to see the show from about as far from the state as one could get and still be on the boat. Miss Universe, Bob Hope, and the Golddiggers all look like ants in my pictures.
Comment by Thomas Leonard on February 7, 2014 at 7:31am

Christmas in Athens 1970 aboard the JFK we had Bob Hope and the Golddigger Dancers.  That was pretty cool. 

Comment by Terrill R. Saylor on February 6, 2014 at 7:27pm
Sounds like an interesting time but a few years after I was there in 70/71 aboard the JFK.
Comment by Dennis Lieburn AQ-2 on February 6, 2014 at 5:33pm

I do remember the coup, I was watching TV or something when one destroyer after another blockaded the harbor entrance.  I don't know about being kicked out of Athens.  I flew out of the airport in Athens just before Christmas '73.  I do remember pulling too many stints on Shore Patrol in Athens.

Comment by Carroll E "TRAIL" Blazer on February 6, 2014 at 4:55pm

Do you remember on the 1973/74 Indy Med Cruise while anchored off Athens, a military coup in November over threw the former Greek leader and self-appointed President, George Papadopoulos?  Their were Greek Destroyers with their guns in ready position off the Indy's starboard side.  Also, their were students ran over by tanks near Syntagma Square (center of Athens ).  If I'm not mistaken we had one or two of our officers brought back to the ship at gun point.  We were kicked out of Athens at that point, and headed back to sea.

Comment by Terrill R. Saylor on December 28, 2013 at 5:52pm

Their will never be another like the Vigilante

Comment by Ray Drescher Jr. on December 28, 2013 at 11:05am

I miss the time I spent with the squadron. The Viggie was beautiful to watch and the fellow squadron mates were family.

Comment by Dennis Lieburn AQ-2 on December 4, 2013 at 4:58pm

I'm sorry guys, I got confused by the dates in previous messages.  I need the name of the squadron's Master chief in November of 1973. 

Comment by William Ronald Smarr ( RONNIE ) on December 4, 2013 at 4:53pm

 I was Plane Captain on 602.


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