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Old 14 February 2017, 08:02
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I was on active duty from 12/1992-12/1996. Many of the bad memories have faded and, luckily, many sea stories are still on my mind.
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Welcome!! I was embarked on the Dubuque in 86 with my infantry platoon for an Okinawa to PI round trip. I find it somewhat unsettling that every single ship I ever deployed aboard is now mothballed or an artificial reef somewhere....
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Welcome!! I was embarked on the Dubuque in 86 with my infantry platoon for an Okinawa to PI round trip. I find it somewhat unsettling that every single ship I ever deployed aboard is now mothballed or an artificial reef somewhere....
Old bastard! The pilgrims felt the same way about the Mayflower.
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Old 14 February 2017, 18:40
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Old bastard! The pilgrims felt the same way about the Mayflower.
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I was on active duty from 12/1992-12/1996. Many of the bad memories have faded and, luckily, many sea stories are still on my mind.

My favorite ports were Hobart, Guam, Hong Kong.

I didn't particularly enjoy the SH rate. Toward the end of enlistment I considered cross rating over to CTI/Serbo Croatian but the six year reenlistment turned me off. Instead, I completed my enlistment and went to college. After 9/11, I nearly signed papers to join the officer ranks but realized I'd be a crummy officer. The program would've required that I complete the college program I signed with and, well, my eventual change of degree program would've ended my qualification. I ultimately majored in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Now I work for the State of California as an Information Security Analyst. This is way more fun.

I used to be a member of classmates.com and connected with some old shipmates. Over time, however, I lost contact.

It's a small world though. Just the other day a colleague of mine informed me that he was on my sister ship and, upon leaving the Gulf from an extended stay, they relieved us for Operation Southern Watch in 1996.

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I was on the Dubuque as part of the BLT for the 31st MEU in 1993. Perth was a good stop. Good ship and great crew.
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