On Feb. 9, 1945 I was born at Concord, New Hampshire. My father was attached to the 9th Photographic Technical Sq. U.S. Army Air Force during the second world war. I wanted to be a military photographer also. So on the first of Feb. 1962, one week before my 17th birthday, a friend and myself went to the U.S. Navy recruiting office at Manchester, N.H. for testing and evaluation. I was sworn in at Boston, and on Feb.27, 1962 found myself at RTC Great Lakes. On May 14th I had orders to report to my first duty station, Helicopter Training Sq. 8 (HT-8) Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Fl. I reported at Ellyson Field to train as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. Of course I went right to the Photo Lab and told the Chief my sad story of wanting to be a military Photographer like my dad. He asked me a few questions, made a phone call, and from that moment on I was a military photographer.
29 May 64 - 28 May 65
COMBARFORLANT STAFF, Keflavik, Iceland. (OPCON)
22 Jul 65 - 16 Feb 66
HELANTSUBRON 7 (HS-7) TAD Norfolk Photo Lab, USS Randolph, CVS-15
11 Apr 66 - 16 Aug 67
FLTCOMPRON 1 TAD Fleet Air Photo Lab, Barbers Pt. Hawaii
16 Aug 67 - 08 Apr 69
Fleet Air Photo Lab, Barbers Pt. Hawaii
16 Jun 69 - 01 Jun 70
NAS Brunswick Me. Photo Lab
05 Jun 70 - 01 Jul 75
PATRON 26 (VP-26) TAD Brunswick Photo Lab, Rota Photo Lab, Sig Photo Lab.
14 Jul 75 - 08 Sept 78
NAVAL INTEL SUPPORT CENTER, Suitland, Md. (NISC) Spook Shack.
23 Sep 78 - 02 Aug 81
USS AMERICA (CV-66) Photo Lab and Operations LCPO.
10 Sep 81 - 12 Jun 85
AVCOMLANT Norfolk, Va. Oceana and Little Creek Det. LCPO.
11 July 85 - 28 Feb 90
FLEET INTEL CENTER PACIFIC (FICPAC) Photo Lab, Print Shop and Drafting LCPO.
Retired at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6th at the Arizona Memorial
Would be happy to hear from any shipmate I served with from 1962-90. I am currently employed by Thompson/Center Arms Co. as a Gun Repair/Service Tech. Rep.
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