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geraldber

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I was aboard the rock for 2 1/2 yrs, 2nd div midsection. Work consisted of chipping paint, repainting, holystoning, putting up rathuards. And standing watches, aftlookout, helmsman, gate guard, bilge. What I miss the most is being out in the med, setting out at night watching the millions of stars and just enjoying the quietness. Sure do miss sailing to all those different places, I would do it again in a minute.
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was a seaman aboard the little rock.how many others in 2nd division deck force remember holy stoning the wooden decks. and also our trip through the suez canel reopening? well I was a seaman for two and a half years in geata italy untell i transfered to the stribling in 1976 or the first part of 77 any way i remember my duty as helmsman and while on the bridge i felt great my recent trip to bufflo to visit the rock .the only thing missing was the steering wheel. my best frind was john kalinoski hay ski how you doing look forward to hearing from you.well i could go on and on. putting up rat guards and general quarters away the golden fire parties remember that, well i was a bosenmate seaman 2nd div and our bos lt jr grade musmanno.
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