How many Trusty Shellbacks we got???

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.
 

Crane

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

Chas1

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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?
 

Chas1

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

Plankowner

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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.
 

sniperjwt

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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.
 

eaglesnester

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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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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.
 

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
 

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