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Welcome to John Shaw's Navy pages!
 
I served in the U.S. Navy from March 1968 to January 1972. After 9 months at Naval Training Center San Diego, I reported aboard the USS ROWAN (DD-782) in January 1969 where I served until January 1972.
 
I was released from active duty at Naval Station Long Beach in January 1972 as Radioman Second Class.

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TRAINING:
  • Basic Training: RTC/NTC SDIEGO; Company 68-219; completed May 68.
  • BEE"P" School: SSC/NTC SDIEGO; Basic Electricity/Electronics; Jul 68.
  • RM"A" School: SSC/NTC SDIEGO; Radioman; Class 68-30B; Nov 68.
  • RM"C" School" SSC/NTC SDIEGO; Intermediate Speed Morse Code Operator (2304); Dec 68.
  • RM"C" School: SSC/NTC SDIEGO; Teletype Repair (2342); Class A-2-70; Apr 70.

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WESTPAC DEPLOYMENTS:
  • Mar 69 - Sep 69: Pearl Harbor, Yokoksuka, Buckner Bay, Sasebo, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Subic Bay, Tonkin Gulf, Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, South China Sea.
  • Sep 70 - Mar 71: Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guam, Subic Bay, Manilla, Da Nang, Singapore, Keelung, Hong Kong, Taiwan Straits, Tonkin Gulf, South China Sea, Gulf of Siam.
  • Oct 71 - Jan 72: DESRON 15 and ROWAN forward deploys to Yokosuka, Japan

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OTHER EVENTS:
  • Apr 69 - N. Korea shoots down Navy EC-121 over the Sea of Japan; ROWAN joins TF-71 in the Sea of Japan.
  • Jun 69 - Operation BOLD PURSUIT at Barrier Island with ARG/SLF ALFA; advancement to RM3.
  • Fall 69 - Shadowed Russian "trawler" GAVRIL SARYCHEV off the U.S. West Coast.
  • Jan 70 to May 70 - Drydock and overhaul at Hunter's Point NSY, San Francisco
  • Sep 70 to Mar 71 - ROWAN is flagship for COMDESDIV 152 during WESTPAC deployment. 
  • Nov 70 - Advancement to RM2; became a "Shellback"
  • Jul 71 - Midi Cruise: Treasure Island, San Francisco; Victoria, B.C.; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 
  • Oct 71 - DESRON 15 and ROWAN forward deploys to Yokosuka, Japan
  • Dec 71 - Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Jan 72 - released from active duty!

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