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    Were you there? 1969-1970
     
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    CVA-64 My old cruise ship,,I was younger once that year.
     
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    Thank you for your service....i hear that so much these days and appreciate it now, but sure would have been nice to hear it even just once back in 1975 when I got off a plane at O'hare in full dress uniform and got nothing but dirty looks!!!

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    It was 20 years later that someone told me that--thank you for your service....
     
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    After what you went through there, sad you had to experience that upon returning home.
     
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    I was back home by then. My time on a destroyer was during the blockade of Russian missiles and submarines going into Cuba. It was called Cuban Quarantine because term "blockade" might have been upsetting to somebody. Our navy intercepted four subs, hunted down three of them until they were forced to surface to recharge batteries. Fourth one was detected but headed out of the area to safer waters. Great feeling on our ship when that Russian sub finally broke the surface after a day and night of cat and mouse.

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    1969-70 were eventful years for me patrolling the coastal waters between the Cua Viet River and Quy Nhon harbor in the Coast Guard Cutters Point Orient and Point Arden. Our primary mission was being engaged in Operation Marketime which was designed to prevent the infiltration, from north to south, of people, munitions and goods.
     
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