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Posted 5 years ago


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My brother Fred at boot camp June 1958 San Diego, CA. Check out the two Oldsmobiles chrome grills behind him. Second photo I see a company guidon #107.


  1. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 5 years ago
    Very nice! Would love to have one them oldsomobiles rite now!
  2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thank You BELLIN68, junkmanjoe, petey
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Kevin, I believe photo 1 was graduation day and I see were Fred has one stripe by then. The dark colored Olds was my folks car. My brother joined the Navy in 1958, re-enlisted for six more years in 1962, but decided to get out of the navy after 10 years?
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    My brother ended up being 2cl Aviation Ordnance Man. He spent most of his career on Aircraft Carriers. six months out, and six months shore. He was aboard the USS Independence CV-62 and that ship was sent to Vietnam, the next carrier was the USS Saratoga CV-60, last was the USS Forrestal CV59 it was sent to Vietnam. I think the sea duty is what made him decide not to re-enlist after ten years.
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thank you blunderbuss2
  6. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
    Fred looks like a tall guy! How tall is he?
  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thank you toolate2, he was 6' 4". sad part of all this he died at the age of 43 from MS.
  8. toolate2 toolate2, 5 years ago
    Very sorry to hear that... I too lost my brother very young.
  9. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thanks again toolate2
  10. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thank you mrmajestic2, packrat-place
  11. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thank you manikin
  12. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, timbaran
  13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Sorry for your loss, Tom, grateful to your brother for his service.

    OMG, the Forrestal. Pre or post 1967?
  14. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 7 months ago
    This reminds me of my oldman....smiling
  15. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 7 months ago
    thank you katherinescollections, pre 1967
  16. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 7 months ago
    Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, Fred had a nice smile.

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