To: PROCON; ConorMacNessa
My Dad was career Navy, enlisted in 1939 and split his time between the Atlantic escorts and later the Pacific in WWII. He’s been gone ten years now but during his last years he did what old Navy Goats do so well, sipping black coffee and swapping sea tales with a locker full of old salts as a volunteer aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC when it opened.
posted on 09/02/2011 8:55:10 PM PDT
To: BIGLOOK; PROCON
My dad was also career Navy - enlisted in 1945 on his eighteenth birthday and qualified as a Radioman. Served American Theater in WWII and was discharged in 1946. Called up in 1950, he served on board the USS Borie, DD704. The Borie participated in the the Hungnam Evacuation following the withdrawal of the 1st Marine Division from Frozen Chosin. He had graduated from College in 1950 and was given a chance to apply for a commission in the Medical Service Corps, which he took advantage of. During the Vietnam War he was assigned as a clinical investigator to Naval Medical Research Unit #2 in Taipei, Taiwan. While in that post he had boots on the ground in 'Nam on several occasions. His last act as an officer was to present me with my Purple Heart on 25Aug1969, the day of his retirement as a Commander.
Proud to part of a Navy Family!
Lamh Foistenach Abu!
posted on 09/03/2011 7:28:00 AM PDT
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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