How many Trusty Shellbacks we got???

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  1. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how many Trusty Shellbacks there are on this site. The rest of you scurvy wogs can just bow out of this one. :D
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    SM2(SW) reporting for muster.

    Crossed for the first time in 2000 on the way to RIO USS Estocin FFG-15 second time in 2002 on a west pack on USS Ingerham FFG-61.

    I could not tell you which time was more fun LOL:D
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Sorry......not me.

    When the Big E went from coast to east coast I went to Idaho to get married and drove across to Norfolk.
     
  4. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    Not me either; NAS Bermuda & NAS Roosevelt Roads. It was tough duty but someone had to do it.
     
  5. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Slimy Wogs!!!:cool:
     
  6. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    So does it count if you were in the Corps attached to a amphibious battalion on a 6 month cruise and crossed the equator?
     
  7. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Only if you participated in the ceremony and became a Shellback. A lot of Marines are also Shellbacks.
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I didn't participate but my son did back around I guess it was 95'.
     
  9. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Plankowner

    Plankowner New Member

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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.
     
  11. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  12. eaglesnester

    eaglesnester Well-Known Member

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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.

    Cheers&Tighter Groups: Eaglesnester
     
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  13. royinidaho

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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.
     
  14. Keith1

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