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Terry Brentlinger
1958 TO 1962

8824 East 46th Place
Tulsa, Ok 74145


Terry Brentlinger, Veteran U.S. Navy, 4 years

      I  begin my military career in the United States Naval Reserve,  in
    1957, attended a  abbreviated Basic training course in Great Lakes,
    Ill, the summer of 1957, Tulsa, Ok.  After  high school I transferred to
    the regular U. S. Navy and went through basic training at San   Diego, CA.

      I was assigned to VS-38, NAS, North Island, San Diego, CA.. the fall
    of 58. Worked   as AE, and with prep school as AK, I handled the supply
    section. We deployed a number   of times on short and long cruises.
      The last two years I was NCOIC, and as a designated AK seaman and AK3,
    I was   entrusted with the slot and responsibilities of an E-5.

      I thorough]y enjoy my tenure with VS-38, and I was part of a task
    force that was in   Southeast Asia and took part in getting hardware to
    our advisors in Viet Nam in early   1962. We also, were involved in the
    Quemoy and Matsu islands incidents.

    I regret that I never got any good photos of our S2F Gruman aircraft.
    I did get to fly crew some in radar operator OJT of the carrier  U. S. S
    Bennington, however I was discharged before I could be qualified. It
    was a memorable experience.

    In addition to my specialty of Aviation Supply supervisor, I served in
    Shore patrol, a number of times.

    This experience ultimately led me, after a break in service, to continue
    in USAF security Police field. I retired as an E-8 Senior Master
    Sergeant and Security Police Superintendent. I retired after desert
    storm was over in 1991.

    My initial experiences with U. S. Navy Shore Patrol was the prime
    influence to do this work. I will always have a special place for the
    United States Navy, except for those first few days spent in boot camp
    as San Diego.

    NOTE: I would like to get a copy of the Blue jackets manual, for 1958,
    and a rank insignia for AK3, for my shadow box.
    I would also appreciate some communication from VS-38 Commander or his
    representative, to see how the squadron is doing today.

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