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Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by L4zy, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. L4zy

    L4zy Military Police

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    golden? emerald? what ship?

    Shellback here

    USS De Wert FFG 45 out near the Galapagos Islands in 2004...
     
  2. Crazy Ed

    Crazy Ed Senior Member

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    1974 on the USS CONSTELLATION out in the IO.

    Ed
     

  3. exprt9

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    August 1977 enroute to Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. on board USS Oklahoma City CG-5. Crossed the equator a few more times before retiring in Jun 2000.
     
  4. Warhorse

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    I believe it was 1977 aboard the USS New Orleans LPH, enroute to Singapore.
    Semper Fi!
     
  5. truckstop cop

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    GOLDEN SHELLBACK here!!! June 1987, crossed the date line and the equator(lat 00000/long 180. Onboard the USS Anchorage, steaming back up from Australia.
     
  6. L4zy

    L4zy Military Police

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    Holy crap!! '74! You know they make ships out of metal now right? ;f
     
  7. Sam1380

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    Shellback USS Independence 1988
     
  8. Sam1380

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    Shellback USS Independence 1988 CV-62?
     
  9. glockoroni

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    Holy crap, small world. I was one of the guys who beat the crap out of your butt with a shillelagh on the Oki Boat. Patty Beach, Thailand was our last stop before returning to Yoko in September 1977. Please check your PM shipmate.
     
  10. Crazy Ed

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    I had heard something along those lines ... but don't believe it LOL!!

    Ed ;a
     
  11. KIDCOP

    KIDCOP Rifle Master Millennium Member

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    Shellback 3 times. First 2 times were onboard USS Midway (CV-41) 77 to 80 with VAQ 115 and stationed in Japan.
     
  12. Harrison

    Harrison Quiet Member CLM

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    USS L.Y. Spear AS-36, enroute to Diego Garcia. This was 1980 I believe. Don't make me go dig out my cruise book. :)
     
  13. cliffb

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    Hey Ed, me too. I was in VAQ-131. I seem to recall a lot of time doing nothing that cruise.

    Also got my blue nose (arctic circle) on the FID.
     
  14. Crazy Ed

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    You don't happen to recall that UFO incident we had in the IO do you? I remember I was mess cooking at the time and just took some trash out to the fantail. It was late at night. The fantail was packed with folks checking out this light that seemed to be hovering just behind us and up about a hundred feet. Looked like a big spot light. If I had to make a guess, less than 50' across. No noise we could hear. After about 10 minutes it zigged and zagged it's way out of sight at an incredible speed. There is NO WAY it was anything made on this planet. ;P I still have not seen anything that was as fast and could turn that fast. I had a friend in 131. I believe his name was Mark. A YNSN.

    Ed
     
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    Now that you mention it I think I do. Had forgotten all about it. (sucks getting old)
    Remember 4th of July (or was it new years) when they brought up a bunch of weapons and lit off tracers that night? Fireworks!! The .50s were very cool.

    How about the great visit to Karachi Pakistan?.. ;g

    I worked the flight deck most of that cruise. My son was born while we were in the IO. Ex-wife never did forgive me for not comming home. Tough to do in those days.
     
  16. Crazy Ed

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    I'll never forget Karachi. What a great liberty port!

    Ed
     
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    KIDCOP Rifle Master Millennium Member

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    ;z ;z ^6

    Once was enough!
     
  18. ggarciatx

    ggarciatx Cold War Sailor

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    CV-61 Ranger IO 1989
     
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    LPH 12 USS Inchon, Golden Shellback ,Latitude 00000/longatude 000000
    the equator and Prime Meridian.FEBUARY 14,1978 man i have my certificate on my wall of my office.lost the id card years ago.
     
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    USS Haddo (SSN 604) 1979 heading for Austrilia from Guam.