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July 29, 1967 USS Forrestal Vietnam Memorial
Youtube Video o7jimmy (Ski-US Navy 1964-1968) ^ | 7-24-2011 | Revski

Posted on 07/24/2011 8:34:47 AM PDT by Revski

Memorial of the US Naval Disaster of the aircraft carrier, USS Forrestal - CVA-59, July 29, 1967 in North Vietnam, Golf of Tonkin. Song of this Memorial video is, Pray For Me, sung by the Blind Boys of Alabama.


TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: forrestal; godsgravesglyphs; memorial

1 posted on 07/24/2011 8:34:52 AM PDT by Revski
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To: Revski

http://books.google.com/books?id=MkpsBw-ejnAC&dq=uss+forrestal&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=KSuI8NKj1O&sig=83Up6Ep2CHWt5yCaJxV1ktOP8a0#v=onepage&q&f=false


2 posted on 07/24/2011 8:38:59 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: Revski

Yep, I was on the USS Enterprise when that happened. We had to stay on Yankee Station an extra 60 days to cover for them.


3 posted on 07/24/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

4 posted on 07/24/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT by magslinger (Zombies make up much of the Democrat's base.)
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To: Revski

My uncle served on Forrestal back in the day.


5 posted on 07/24/2011 9:41:36 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Revski
The "USS ForestFire" incident was a primary training tool in Navy fire fighting school.

And, every sailor is a fire fighter.

6 posted on 07/24/2011 10:54:34 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
I remember first seeing "Trial by Fire" during Aircraft Firefighting school in Norfolk, 1985.

It was in the training film rotation on USS Saratoga's TV system, required viewing annually for all hands.

7 posted on 07/24/2011 11:31:59 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
YouTube link: Trial by Fire
8 posted on 07/24/2011 11:36:46 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Mariner

Thanks and yes it said we made a lot of mistakes. :(


9 posted on 07/24/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT by Revski
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To: Parley Baer

Thanks for all the help we got from the USS Enterprise.


10 posted on 07/24/2011 12:55:01 PM PDT by Revski
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To: Cheburashka

Thanks and I bookmarked the web site of Shipmate G. A. Freeman.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 12:57:57 PM PDT by Revski
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To: mylife

Thanks for your comment and God bless your family.


12 posted on 07/24/2011 12:58:56 PM PDT by Revski
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To: magslinger

Mag, you hit the MI ping list. Interesting, but think your Navyair list also would like it also.


13 posted on 07/24/2011 3:23:28 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Mariner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_USS_Forrestal_fire

Today, it is said that every US Navy sailor is a firefighter first. A large portion of basic training is dedicated to firefighting and prevention tactics.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 3:43:40 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Cheburashka

15 posted on 07/24/2011 3:46:59 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Revski

A hard brutal lesson learned. 134 sailors died but their loss, at least, was not wasted. To this day, the lessons both good and bad, are still taught and have saved countless lives.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 3:50:34 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...

Sorry about that.


17 posted on 07/24/2011 3:58:45 PM PDT by magslinger (Zombies make up much of the Democrat's base.)
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To: Revski; magslinger

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Revski for this topic, and thanks magslinger for the accidental ping.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 4:24:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Okay, now don’t say anything stupid-—who was going to pilot the plane that exploded underneath him that first started the fire?


19 posted on 07/24/2011 4:37:10 PM PDT by gman992
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To: gman992

Me? Say somethin’ stupid?!? ;’) This one is too easy, let one of the kids with a search engine open in another window answer this.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 6:52:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

Thank you for the link to that video. I was wondering where it was. I have added it to my company’s safety library. It drives home the importance of knowing safety procedures and following them.

Note that many companies operating platforms in the Gulf of Mexico now require everyone - including engineers - to undergo firefighting training. One company has even sent some engineers assigned to platforms to the fire school at Texas A&M.


21 posted on 07/24/2011 6:53:22 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Revski

My Brother was a plank holder on the Forrestal


22 posted on 07/24/2011 6:59:34 PM PDT by squirt (POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED, FOR THE SAME REASON)
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To: SunkenCiv

Me? Say somethin’ stupid?!? ;’)
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

As much as I dislike his politics, you got to give him credit, he was ‘safe’ and went back to help another pilot - got hit with shrapnel from cookoffs and Volunteered for flight duty on the Oriskany - and was shot down and a POW within 6 months of the fire- -and remember he was about 30 by then.
Although he had ‘straightened out’ by then I wonder how many Naval Aviators with his early record would have lasted, unless of course their Father and Grandfather were ADMS?

There was a book about the fire that was very descriptive, especially to USN types.. Can’t remember the author or title but it was loosely based on the “Four Horseman of the Apocalypse” and written by a former crewman who had survived the fire.


23 posted on 07/24/2011 7:43:08 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) We have got to get serious about 'retiring' the present House and Senate.)
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To: squirt

I’m not familiar with, plank holder, what is it?


24 posted on 07/25/2011 6:18:01 AM PDT by Revski
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To: packrat35

Yes and thanks so much to you and others that commented with words of comfort and videos that I have never seen.


25 posted on 07/25/2011 6:38:16 AM PDT by Revski
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To: SC Swamp Fox

This video is well done in all its movie pictures shown but is very wrong in the time of the fires starting. At frame 03:21 the time mentioned is wrong because I was there and the time was 10:51 in the morning and not 13:51 in the afternoon.


26 posted on 07/25/2011 9:44:11 AM PDT by Revski
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To: Revski
A "plank holder," is a member of the original crew of the ship when it is commissioned. He's one of the guys that gets to sail when the paint is fresh, and one that gets to debug all the original systems.

There is usually a certificate issued to show you are a member of the first crew.

27 posted on 07/25/2011 1:47:00 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: jonascord

Thanks and that interesting!


28 posted on 07/27/2011 5:50:25 AM PDT by Revski
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To: Mariner

Yep, ironic that the Oriskany and Enterprise were also in damage control films for their own situations. I think the FID was the worst, but I am not sure, Boot camp was so long ago. I was on the in port fire fighting team and know we couldn’t have handled such a calamity. Thank God for the Engineering Department.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 7:44:31 AM PDT by X-FID
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