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Ron Booth
Marime Writer/Researcher

24 Catalpa Ct
Charlestown,RI 02813-3101
phone/fax 401 364-5204

    QM1(CC) Ron Booth, USNR RET grew up in the small coastal village of 
    Avondale, RI located on the CT border.  After a attending a junior 
    college in Boston, MA he joined the Navy in December of 1965.

     After Boot Camp at Great Lakes,IL SN Booth was send to NAS 
    Pensacola,FL for a year of shore dtuy.  he was assigned to the air 
    station's Port Service Division as a crewman and,later,coxwain on 40'AVR 
    Crash Boats & LCPL's earning the NEC as a Small Craft Crewman

    and the right to wear the Small Craft Insignia and, later, the 
    designation of "(CC)" for "Combat Craft".

    From Pensacola Ron was given orders to the USS FECHTELER DD870 based 
    at Long Beach,CA where he was assigned as a Deck Division Seaman 
    and,later, as a YN Striker.  He attended YN"A" School at San Diego and 
    became a designated YNSN.  Aboard FECHTELER he completed 1 full WESTPAC 
    Cruise to the gun line in Viet Nam.

    Upon returning from WESTPAC, YNSN Booth was sent to the San Diego 
    based USS JOUETT DLG29 and assigned as Engineering Department, or Log 
    Room, Yeoman.  Aboard JOUETT he advanced to YN3 & YN2.  Upon arrival 
    home from a WESTPAC in February of 1970 he was separated from Active 
    Duty & returned home to his home state.

     Ron then attended the University of Rhode Island graduating in 1974 
    with a degree in Commercial Fisheries & Marine Science.  While attending 
    URI he affilated with the Naval Reserve and changed his rating to 
    Quartermaster (QM) and returned to Active Duty.

    QM2 Booth reported to the minesweeper USS INFLICT MSO456 at 
    Portland,Maine,where INFLICT was a Naval Reserve Training Vessel.

    He later served aboard minesweepers USS DETECTOR MSO429 & ADROIT MSO509, 
    both at Portsmouth,NH.  Petty Officer Booth also served with MIUWU 21 at 
    Portsmouth,NH, SAM Recruiting duty at Lewiston,ME and at ASWOC 701 
    COMPATWING 5 @ NAS Brunswick,ME.  While aboard the MSO's he qualified as 
    a JOOD and at ASWOC as an OPCON Watch Supervisor, both a rare feat for a 
    Reservist.  QM1(CC) Booth was retired on Disability from all Naval 
    Service in December of 1991.

     He has lived since 1974 in the Portland,ME area and since 1994 he has 
    lived in the town of Windham,ME with his 18 year old daughter Emily who 
    plans on joining the Navy after high school graduation in 1999 - a chip 
    off the Old Man's block!  Petty Officer Booth was married in 1975 and 
    divorced in 1983.

    Ron retired from the LL Bean Co where he worked as a Customer Service 
    Representative since 1986 and plans to become a full time writer and 
    possibly to work part time at. "something easy & not too stressful". 
    Hew also hopes to spend more time with his hobbies of amateur (ham) 
    radio,callisign WA1WRI, computing and, in warmer weather camping & 
    boating in his 12' Zodiac inflatable boat.

    In Feb of 2000 Ron moved back to his home state of Rhode Island and now
    resides in the beach town of Charlestown.  He is now the RI State Rep for
    the US NAVY CRUISER SAILORS ASSOCIATION and is an active volunteer with the
    SARATOGA MUSEUM ASSOCIATION which is trying to get that carrier ouf of
    mothballs in Newport,RI & bring to the old Naval Air Station at Quonset
    Point,RI as a museum. Check out SARA's website at WWW.SARATOGAMUSEUM.COM.
    Ron is also the national president of the USS JOUETT ASSOCIATION,which just
    held it's first reunion in Bremerton,WA, JOUETT's site is WWW.USSJOUETT.COM.
     In addition to his 12' Zodiac boat Ron now has 24' Luhrs powerboat to
    chase striped bass and bluefish & tautog in.
     He is employed as a security officer in N. Kingstown,RI.
     Daughter Emilie joined the Navy in Sep 1999 and is now a CTR3 in Yokusuka,
    Japan. Emilie loves the navy & plans on making it a career."

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