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September 23, 1946
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At 8:37pm on May 27, 2013, Carl Holland said…

Little Louie, don't know if you remember me but you were in my shop in heavy seven on the med cruise. you were a good sailor. I lived in Sicily for 5 years and loved it. Would love to hear from you (901) 487-3065 Carl Holland U.S.N. Retired 

At 5:48pm on May 27, 2013, Wesley Warren Charles said…

Hi Louie,

I don't know if you remember me but you were always such a nice guy to me.  At the time we knew each other I was PT3 Charles.  You may remember that just before we went on the Med cruise in '68, I asked if I could borrow $10 to stay in Sanford overnight instead of the barracks.  You lent it to me without hesitation.  When payday came around, I immediately paid you back and you said how much you appreciated that.

From time to time I wonder what ever happened to some of my shipmates.  I see a few are members of this organization.  How have you been?

I have kept in touch with a few PT's from Heavy 7 over the years like John Meyer.  I accidentally ran into Lash Larue in a Houston mall when I was building a store there. I have run into a few other guys who were in out squadron over the years like Mike Shinn who was a Personalman.

As for me, after I got out in August of 1970, I joined the Naval Reserves in January of 1971.  After college I received a commission as an Intel Officer and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993.  I had several jobs over the years but I finally started an electronics company in 1998 and we manufacture controls and instruments primarily for the Cement, Mining and Power industries.  My website is www.westecinstruments.com.  I turn 65 in a couple of weeks but I enjoy working and selling this equipment and only have to answer to my wife.  So retirement is not in the near future.  We have 2 kids and one grandson and fly out to San Francisco about every 2 months to visit them.  Better than living there.

When I used to go on Acdutra I often ran into a few guys you may remember. Commander Scruggs (by then Captain) at the Pentagon, Commander Zophy at JRB Fort Worth.  He died about 10 years ago.  That's all I can remember.

It would be nice to hear from you.  Give me a shout at 817-637-7392 sometime or just email me at wes@westecinstruments.com.

Wes Charles

At 4:01pm on March 27, 2013, Stick said…


Welcome to RECCENET ...Your membership has been approved you can now login

My names Phil Tucker and if you have any problems feel free to contact me


Also noticed you are a MICHIGANDER...I spent @ 22 years in the Milford/White Lake area


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