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USS CONE DD-866

Cone Patches

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Have you ever met a real glutton for punishment? You have now. After finishing a 6 month tour of active duty (including boot camp) with the California National Guard at Fort Ord, I joined the Navy. It was boot camp (again) at NTC San Diego followed by Radio "A" School (class #11-63) in San Diego. Upon graduation, I was assigned to the USS CONE DD-866 homeported out of Charleston, South Carolina. I reported aboard the CONE (in dry dock) on June 6, 1963 where I served until my separation date of August 19, 1966. During this period, I participated in 3 "Med" Cruises, 1 of which included passage through the Suez Canal and a port of call in Pakistan. I have many memories from my Navy days, some good and some bad but mostly of the good variety. Some of my closest friends were originally Navy buddies. I wouldn't part with my memories for anything.... without a doubt, this was a special time in my life.


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Seal - USS Cole DDG-67
Hero's are never made....they are found!
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We honor the casualties and the crew who carries on....!!


USS Cole DDG-67
"The Determined Warrior"


USS Cole DDG-67
Official Website



IN MEMORIUM
...In Loving Memory...

...USS Cole Memorial...


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Georgia State Patrol ... USS Cone ... Multiple Sclerosis


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USS Cone Association



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Spirit of Ships Award, 2-27-01



The Veterans' Resource Center Website of Excellence Award



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Radioman
proudly served...US Navy


 
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