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The First Duty is to Remember

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Message Number: 781 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 06:49:26 PDT
[IP = 173.31.168.189] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Jacquie Nichols Mikolaczyk
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Pace, FL
Comments:

I am signing in in memory of my LOVE Cpl. Edward Wynn. Passed away June 14,2015


Message Number: 780 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 00:30:32 PDT
[IP = 24.29.109.139] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  John H. Taylor Jr.
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Buxton NC
YOUR UNIT:  USS Richard L. Page FFG-5
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Sept.83 - Dec 83
Comments:

I was an ET3 aboard the R.L.Page FFG-5

We provided some NGFS but our 54 was down a lot of the time.

Provided lifeguard duty for the USS John F. Kennedy.

I have photos of the USS New Jersey firing over us at targets in Beruit.


Message Number: 779 - Private Message

Message Number: 778 - Sunday, May 17, 2015 20:10:01 PDT
[IP = 50.89.80.25] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Thomas Gaume
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Palm Bay, FL
YOUR UNIT:  USS Claude V. Ricketts
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Aug 83 - April 84
Comments:

I'll never forget.


Message Number: 777 - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 13:30:12 PDT
[IP = 99.61.41.210] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Adrian Roman Jr
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Miami Florida
YOUR UNIT:  Uss Bowen FF 1079
DATES IN BEIRUT:  August 1983-October1983
Comments:

I was onboard the USS Bowen FF-1079 loading the 5 inch 54 when it fired the first 4 rounds at the location requested by the USMC ground spotter requesting NGFS, I will always remember that day.


Message Number: 776 - Private Message

Message Number: 775 - Thursday, April 23, 2015 14:27:41 PDT
[IP = 12.23.35.146] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  MIchael Todd Nichols
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Tupelo, MS
YOUR UNIT:  Uss Virginia CGN-38
DATES IN BEIRUT:  June 1983 to November 1983
Comments:

Was going off Mid watch and was below waking up next watch for CIC when the bomb went off and killed our guys. So proud to have served with those aboard the USS Virginia. Still in touch with many till this day.


Message Number: 774 - Friday, April 17, 2015 00:17:07 PDT
[IP = 99.41.147.26] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Rock Cowles
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Boiling Springs
YOUR UNIT:  VAQ-132
Comments:

My squadron, VAQ-132, was onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) "Ike" as part of the Sixth Fleet. I was an EA-6B Grumman Prowler Plane Captain. We were off of the coast when the barracks got hit, close enough to see and smell the smoke. It was a tragic, helpless time. All inter-service rivalry died that day alongside far too many good people.

America's government failed its troops then and continues to do so today.


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