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Glenis (Glen) Nelson
5702 Mandy Ct
Knoxville, Tn 37921
865 985 8346
  • Boot Camp Orlando Fl Jan 1970-Mar 1970
  • CTR A School - Pensacola Fl Apr 1970 - Sept 1970
  • Duty - LinKou Taiwan Oct 1970-Jan 1972
  • HFDF C School Pensacola, Fl Jan1972-Feb1972
  • Northwest Receiver Site, Virginia
  • TAD - USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
  • TAD - USS Calcaterra (DER-390)
  • TAD - USS Thomas J Gary (DER-326
  • Released Active Duty Jan 1974
  • Discharged Jan 1976
I joined out of HS in Jan 1970 - I went to Orlando, Fl Co 14 I went to Pensacola A School "R" branch CT - CTR - I finished in Sept 1970 and was sent to LinKou Taiwan.  While there I went TAD to San Miguel Naval Communication Station, Philippines - April - July (back to Taiwan leaving Jan 1971) - I then went to "C" school specializing in High Frequency Direction Finding (HFDF).  That was in Pensacola.  This was a 6 week class.  From there I went to Northwest Naval Communication Station, Va - That would be in March 1972.  While at Northwest, I was attached to the Direct Support Division (to the fleet).  I went TAD on the USS MT Whitney (LCC-20), USS Calcaterra (DER-390), and USS Thomas J Gary (DER-326).  I would have to research those dates.  I was Released from active duty on January 18, 1974 and got my Honorable Discharge January 18, 1976.  CT was Communication Technician when I was in but was changed to Cryptographic Technician after I got out.  "R" was for Collection (don't ask how that came about as I have no clue.  I was going to ship over but the circumstances sorta talked me out of it.  In 1974 Viet Nam was winding down and it was next to impossible to get advanced - I got out as a CTR3.  The shift that I was on was all CTR2's and some of them took a while to get to 2nd class.  I also found out that my next duty station was going to be Karamürsel Turkey.  I crossed the Arctic Circle and became a Blue Nose.   Overall, I really enjoyed my time in the Navy and salute all of you that retired.  I ended up being a Computer Programmer and retired (disabled) 3 years ago,

I was at ShuLinKou (Navy) Sept 1970 - Jan 1972 with a TAD to the P.I. from May - Aug of 1971 (so I did not have a full tour). My nickname was Radar. I am currently in Knoxville, Tn - or 865-985-8346 if you want to contact me. It was a very good tour, although I would say the P.I. was a little wilder. They said there was a pool on base but I was always trying to get to the bus (lol) to go downtown. I don't remember why (lol)

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