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Currently serving as a Master Chief
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Nathan P Baylor
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Plank Owner
and Life Member in good standing


Nathan P Baylor
13523 4650th St
Grand Junction, MI 49056
616 521-4446

          I was on the Floating Dry-dock AFDM 8, on Guam - 1947 to 1949. While there, I was a crane operator, small boat operator (LCVP and the "Liberty Boat", which was #440 from the boat pool and assigned to our Skipper, LCDR Brubaker. I worked part time as the mail-man, storekeeper, and the only qualified MPO (Motion Picture Operator) on the ship. If I went on Liberty, there was no movie that night. When they dismantled the Dry Dock ASDB 3 (which was between the AFDM-8 and Drydock Island) in January of 1949, I rode Section George back to Green Cove Springs, Florida, there were 12 on board.
          I attended a number of the ASDB 3 reunions. One, was in Portland, Maine where the ship was still being used by the Bath Ship Yard (she is gone now).  I would love to attend a AFDM-8 reunion, if they ever have one.  I am a life member of the Bonita Springs, Florida American Legion #303  and a life member of NAVetsUSA.com. Our winter home is in Florida. In the summer we are on an inland lake near Grand Junction, Michigan. I was honorably discharged 6 June 1949. I became a Minister of the Gospel, and later a Real Estate Broker. Drop me an e-mail.

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