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Herb Adams

Herb Adams (center) swearing in on board USS Midway (CVA-41) at sea June 1963

Herb Adams was born June 30, 1933 in Norwich, Connecticut. He is a graduate of Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton, Connecticut, and received his Associates of Business Management at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California in June of 1978. 

Herb enlisted in the United States Navy July 5, 1950, graduating NTC Great Lakes, Company 193. 

Tours of Duty included: 

  • VS-25 NAS North Island, California - Line Crew 
  • USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) - V-2 Arresting Gear 
  • VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington - MAA Force 
  • USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) - V-2 Catapults 
  • Nattu-Name Naval Base, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Steam Catapults
  • NAS Cubi Point, Philippines - Crash Boats CPO 
  • USS Midway (CVA-41) - V-2 Division CPO 
  • Recruiter in Charge NRBS, Syracuse, New York 
  • USS Forrestal (CVA-59) - Air Department Leading Chief 
  • NAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida - Crash Crew CPO
Herb retired from the United States Navy October 2, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida. as an ABCS: 
  • 70 - 76 US Customs Inspector 
  • 76 - 78 College - Graduate 2 Year Degree 
  • 78 - 98 Contract Security Management 

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