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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:04 AM   #16
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You guys are killing me!!
I had the pleasure of being stationed in Cubi Point/Subic Bay for 2 years.
In my time, it had to be the best Port of Call in the entire world.....got the tattoo's to prove it.
Spent plenty of time in Pattaya Beach Thailand, quite possibly the best place on Gods green earth.....yea, got tats there also!
Phuket Thailand was almost as great as Pattaya...
Cold beer....loud rock and roll.....LBFM's(not to ruffle no feathers....just the way it was)
Lots of time in Singapore, Japan and Okinawa!!
Perth...Sydney...Darwin.....Aussies are great people....rebels, just like us!
Started my career on the east coast, what was the name of the strip bar out the back gate of Rosy Roads....Papa Joes??
Several places in the Med.....but, nothing beats Olongapo

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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:05 AM   #17
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I am not a sailor but I can recall an adventure at Souda Bay, Crete, when I was a BCO at NAMFI with my NIKE Herc battery. Alongside of a brothel , sailors of the 6th fleet where sitting in a row on a bench, the sarge in front of them keeping the correct conduct. A sailor stept out of the door, fumbling his pants zippers, next sailor enters the door and the row on the bench moved forward one seat.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 09:18 AM   #18
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Nuke boomer rider - so no wild ports. Pulled in to Portland, UK British Navy installation - Brit Navy the best hosts - this 1977 for Queen's Jubilee. Tame, civilized.

Then while in Rota, Spain, for extended refit we had the joy of the Nimitz Task Force pulling in. Nice, quiet, sleepy Spanish town overrun by 2000 skimmer swabbies on liberty. MIC-8 boats running out and back to Nimitz while her cruisers were pulled in across the pier from the boomers. Still pretty sane.

It was the oilers and ammo ships that got to go everywhere and create Sea Stories.

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only been to Anchorage Alaska for 2day respite while on disaster relief in central Alaska. Dull town but great sea food.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #20
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Phuket, Thailand. Was there in 94 & 96. Blew $300 in alcohol over a weekend. That was before my church going days. Had a buzz that lasted 3 days after we left. One guy got wasted in 94 on Thai whiskey and cut his best friends face up with a broken bottle.

75 stitches to his friends face, court martial and jail time. That's about all I can say about those port calls and still remain close to appropriate for a public forum. The rest of the stories would mirror tales from Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 09:54 AM   #21
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I got stuck in Subic for ten months during the Gulf War. It was rough duty.

Single worst bender has to be Phuket. I was there on the Tripoli with TonyBen in '94 and we wrecked ourselves. Pulling out of there was a multi-day hangover at sea.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 10:43 AM   #22
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You ain't seen nothing till you seen Olongapo City when the fleet's in. It was the wild west!!

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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #23
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I got stuck in Subic for ten months during the Gulf War. It was rough duty.

Single worst bender has to be Phuket. I was there on the Tripoli with TonyBen in '94 and we wrecked ourselves. Pulling out of there was a multi-day hangover at sea.
Hey, PR!

Here's a fun fact for you...

My avatar was a pic I took on the deck of the USS Tripoli when we were doing those two week exercises off Camp Pendleton in preparation for the 94 deployment.

For our cruise book that year, I submitted a picture to the people putting the cruise book together and they selected one of my pictures to be one of the color prints in the collages on the opening and closing pages of the cruise book. I'll have to dig up the picture, but it was a picture of the flight deck at sunset. the right side of the image had the dome that was aft of the island on the flight deck.

I took those pictures with an old Ihagee Exa 35mm camera that was made in Dresden Germany, post WWII. It had a stamp on the bottom that read "USSR Occupied".

I really need to dig out that old cruise book.

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Well, let's see: Olongopo has already been mentioned. My time there was as shore leave during the period of 63-67. Good times, HUKS were active upriver so going off base was definitely frowned on. "Fond" memories of conning the kiddies (first time overseas) into swilling down green San Miquel. The return to the ship in the cattle trucks really proved "interesting". Remember one time when the mayor had the streets blacktopped. Ruined one heckuva lot of white bottoms. One time, off the firing line as a Naval Gunfire Support Ship, we pulled duty as Station Ship Hong Kong. We had the medical records for all the bars and girls up in CIC. Made for some v-e-r-y interesting watches. Good times when the heavies were out to sea. Prices were dirt cheap. When the carriers came in, prices quadrupled and more. Yokosuka, Japan....celebrated my 21st Birthday....heard I had a good time. Any other details I'll deny until my deathbed, then there'll be a smile. BTW, my AF days....don't ask about the 20 mark strasse outside Ramstein AB......gawd some of them were UGLY.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 03:49 AM   #25
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Like the man said, you haven't seen anything until you have been to subic bay, olongapo city and Baguio up on the hill. I was a cherry the first west PAC. I have seen and done things you couldn't imagine.

The navy took me back ther only 16 more times. Is was our second home port, USS PELELIU,LHA5.

I can assure anyone, that it is the wildest place in the pacific.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 07:29 AM   #26
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Yokasuka, yea man! I told myself long ago not to post here but what the heck, now i must mention Accra as right up there at the top of the list.

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Perth, Australia was ridiculous to finish up a WestPac Deployment!

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Olongapo and Subic City in the very early 80's. Oh the visions of the " river queens" and kids diving for pesos can still make me gag. Our squadron hangout was Marylins Super Inn. Paid plenty of bar fines there along with Sweet 16 a few doors down.


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Olongapo and Subic City in the very early 80's. Oh the visions of the " river queens" and kids diving for pesos can still make me gag. Our squadron hangout was Marylins Super Inn. Paid plenty of bar fines there along with Sweet 16 a few doors down.
+1. Marilyn's was the go to bar for our gun gang in the late '70s.

Olongapo was the best! Good times in Perth and Singapore too.

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Old January 20th, 2017, 10:29 PM   #30
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Title of this thread reminded me of that game show one time when the host of The Newlyweds show asked the couple where was the craziest place they ever made love and the gal said, "well that would be the b** Bob". On national TV!

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