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Joe Daly | E-mail guest
Thanks for the comeback John. I wondered if some of us guys who served aboard during the last four or five cruises were eligible for anything other than a hearty 'thank you for your service'.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 08:11 - NH seacoast

John Simonetti | E-mail guest | Visit guest's Web site
To Joe(SNOID#!)Daly...sorry to say, at this date, I haven't seen nor heard of the service award for the last North Atlantic cruise.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 16:42 - Mabank, TX

Joe(SNOID#!) Daly | E-mail guest
I tried the link to wiki re: Jim Woods' inquiry about the service aard for the last NAtlantic cruise. It didn't seem to work. Did anyone ever find out about that award?
Friday, January 27, 2017 13:25 - NH seacoast

John A Simonetti | E-mail guest | Visit guest's Web site
Letters to Home - GQ:Fire
“For the last week we’ve been having GQ Drills (General Quarters) for a couple of hours a day. My GQ Station is Repair 2F, which is the Wardroom area. I’m the Phone Talker so that’s pretty good. We got hit with 2 drills – one a fire, where they set off a smoke bomb, and the next day a flood drill.
These drills were being conducted all over the ship to get us ready for Saturday (yesterday) when we had a big exercise. Observers from the Cruiser USS Boston came over to grade us and we sent observers over there. My Repair Unit thought for sure we were going to get a drill, but they didn’t hit us. However the next locker over (2E), got 2 fires, a flood and a broken fire main drill – all at once.
From what I understand the ship didn’t do too hot, but that it was the brain center (Damage Control Center) that did most of the fouling-up. The drills finished about quarter of ten last night and then they showed a movie in the Hangar Bay – ‘Separate Tables’?, served coffee and cookies, and … now it is … Saturday afternoon. So, I think you can see how being on the run I didn’t want to write till I knew what was happening.”
Source: Nov 20, 1960, FCM Donald Negri, AA, April ’59-July ’60 V4 Division, SA, SN, YN3, Aug ’60-Jan ’62, X Division (Legal Office, Court Reporter. Ship’s Radio DJ, ’61.

Friday, January 6, 2017 11:07 - Mabank, TX

John Simonetti | E-mail guest
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, and Let Us Not Forget Those Who Have Gone Before Us
Saturday, December 24, 2016 19:50 - Mabank, TX

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