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How many Trusty Shellbacks we got???

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Unread 03-08-2010, 05:47 PM
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Re: How many Trusty Shellbacks we got???

Nope, I didn't participate but my son did back around I guess it was 95'.
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    Unread 03-08-2010, 06:04 PM
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    Re: How many Trusty Shellbacks we got???

    I crossed over in 91. I saw a vid on youtube of some maritime sailers crossing over. It wasn't even close to the same. Still looked fun though.
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    Unread 10-10-2010, 11:13 PM
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    Hello Follow Vets
    Ht3 crossed in feb 90 on USS Constellation.
    I rode it into Philly then got Plankowner 2 yrs later, as I transfered to Sima/Nrmf
    Philadelphia for the rest of my service.
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    Unread 10-11-2010, 07:44 AM
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    HT2 here
    unfortunatly the entire time i was in we did not do much but bomb some taliban. We did set the new record for most consecutive days at sea by a Navy ship at 159 days. Left 8 days after the 9-11 trade center bombings.
    Never crossed over though but did have some fun times and memories to last a lifetime.
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    Unread 10-11-2010, 05:49 PM
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    Here is one. Not only am I a shellback but I am a Golden Shellback, I crossed the international date line and the equator at the same time on a West Pack on the way to Australia. I guess being a Golden Shellback qualifies me to talk directly to King Neptune and I do not have to put in a chit like the rest of the lowlife shellbacks. It was the old mans twilight cruise. Was serving in the USS Coucal ASR8. I was the ships corpsman. This was way back in the 70es, can't remember the date.

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    Unread 10-12-2010, 12:37 PM
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    Sorry......not one!

    When the Big "E" went from west coast to east coast for refueling in '69 I cut across the country to get married.

    Just learned that the USS Enterprise, the longest active serving US naval vessel will be decomissioned next year. Got a bit of a tear in the eye when I heard the news.
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    Unread 10-12-2010, 11:01 PM
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    Re: How many Trusty Shellbacks we got???

    I was in the Marine Detatchment on the USS Helena CA 75. We crossed the line in May of 1960 in route to Australia.
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