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David W. Henry
MS2 SS  ret
2520  La Loma Rd.
Merced, CA 95340
Servied aboard USS Vallry Forge LPH-8 1965-66, made a WESPAC on her then got orders to Subic Bay, put a little over a yr. in there; then my volonteer chit caught up w/ me and I got orders to go to SERE and Weps. training going to Vietnam.  I arrived there about 0300 on a balmy Sept morning in 68' spent abt. four days at the Annapolis in Saigon, then flying in mail chopper out to PBR Mobile Base 2 near Tan Chau on the Mekong River and in Jan 69 we moved over to Tan An to particpate in Op. Giant Sling Shot. After leaving RVN. I went to CS "C" school in S.D. Then reported to VA-34 at NAS Oceana/ deployed on JFK for CARQUALS; did a shore tour in Phila. Then went out to Pearl to USS Seadragon SSN584, later USSPuffer and USS Pintado.  Then I back to Portsmouth, Va. to be a plank owner on USS Birmingham SSN-695, my last duty sta. was Naples, Italia. After retiring I worked onMSC ships for a few yrs.Active duty  1965-85 honorably discharged.

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