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    Posted 11 years ago

    TallCakes
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    All these Veterans Day messages reminded me that I had these photos stashed away too. The company graduation picture from 12-18-1970 in San Diego; maybe you'll spot someone you know. My portrait while visiting home over Christmas holidays; mom had to have one.

    Okay, I added a couple of pages for working and parade uniforms. No mother would be proud of those dungaree shirts; all cotton and really no way to properly iron them at the time.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      That is Master Chief Eubanks; didn't they ALL yell and have you run everywhere? It was still good times; all-things-considered. I was aviation electronics (AT) stationed in San Diego and made cruises on both the Constellation and Nimitz.
    2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      Thanks TC, I was San Diego also (1963) . Spent my entire time on the Forrestal out of Norfolk as a DC man . Thanks for sharing but be cautious since there are some on here that don't like us putting up self photos...or maybe it's just me..............LOL
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      Thanks TC, I was San Diego also (1963) . Spent my entire time on the Forrestal out of Norfolk as a DC man, missed "The Big Fire" by 4 months as I got off in February of 1967 and the event occured in June of that year (RIP). Thanks for sharing but be cautious since there are some on here that don't like us putting up self photos...or maybe it's just me..............LOL
    4. thriftfan thriftfan, 11 years ago
      I actually love to see all of the photos. My father has several photos like this--Navy 68-72---and each time I see one, I think of him!
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the comments. The early 70s were a transitional time for the U S Navy. While Admiral Zumwalt was in charge the facial hair and hair length were wildly 'disputed'. The uniforms were changing as well; if I recall correctly I got a custom tailored new uniform while in Hong Kong in '73 that was actually cheaper than one off the rack in the states. Most guys still preferred the traditional dress blue uniform as pictured here. I don't recall that there was really a time where the traditional uniform was actually totally dropped before the newer style faded away. The working uniform also transitioned from the traditional dungarees for a while during that time as well.
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      I added a couple of shots for other uniforms from 1970; the dungarees and parade dress blues. The issued dungaree shirt was all cotton at the time; most of us replaced these with 50/50 poly/cotton after leaving boot-camp. Notice the spats on the parade uniform; pretty sure that is the only time we ever wore those; they were not issued, just loaned for the occasion (I think).
    7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      Just a minor correction about the spats, we wore them for the first few weeks of our training before we 'crossed over the bridge'. Also, I still have and can still wear my Original Issue Dress Blues from 1963. I think I'll get them out and take s pic one of these days.
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      Hey 'Pop'; I do remember 'crossing' the bridge; always had to break cadence so the bridge 'wouldn't collapse'! At least that was the story.
    9. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      Yep, there are several pics aboard the USS Never Sail included in "The Anchor".
    10. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      Look again at some of your pics, spats are being worn.
    11. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      What a difference betrween 1963 and 1979, we did train aboard the "Never Sail" (Correctly the "USS Recruit" and it was a commisioned Navy ship) and as you can see we had to wear spats so the CC's could check up on our shoes !
    12. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      You're right, those pics were on the "RECRUIT". Many of the pics in The Anchor were stock photos but there are a number of company 'activity' photos included throughout as well. The above image with spats was the graduation parade; that was the only time I recall using them.
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      Wish I had thought about checking out the NTC space on some of my conference visits to San Diego. Looks like the space is being developed as an urban village called 'Liberty Station' and plans are to re-purpose the RECRUIT.
      http://www.sandiego.gov/ntc/
    14. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      My sons both took thier training at Great Lakes and yes they also have a "Recruit" I think most other bases are for advanced training so they would not have one.
    15. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 years ago
      I remember when I was going into basic training that I was actually given a choice of going to Great Lakes or San Diego. Knowing it was going to be fall to early winter, that was an easy answer.
    16. TallCakes TallCakes, 8 years ago
      Yes WP, the Nimitz is nuclear powered. Since you mentioned the Coronado bridge, Nimitz class carriers are to big to pass beneath. I too remember breaking cadence many times : )
    17. TallCakes TallCakes, 8 years ago
      ... and thank to ALL for the loves : )
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      great photos and memories!!
    19. Jewels Jewels, 8 years ago
      Love your photos tc! Hope you still have your uniforms!
    20. TallCakes TallCakes, 8 years ago
      thanks Sean : )
      thanks Jewels, and yes I still have several uniforms stashed: blues, whites and dungarees : )
    21. Jewels Jewels, 8 years ago
      I like the blue one, last picture :) I was in the army in the 1990's, so nothing too cool like that :)
    22. TallCakes TallCakes, 8 years ago
      thanks CinB : )
    23. Alleycat1, 3 years ago
      Go Naveyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

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