Upthegrove, Kirk, GM3

Gunner's Mate
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
GMT-0000-Gunner's Mate Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1973-1973, GMT-0000, NRC North Hollywood CA
Previously Held NEC
GMM-0000-Gunner's Mate Missiles
GMT-0000-Gunners Mate Technician
Service Years
1969 - 1973
GM-Gunner's Mate

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US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club




 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

2011-2012 - Had cancer surgery on right side of face. Surgeon had to remove half of my face from the center of my nose over to my right cheekbone. Reconstruction surgery was masterful. Praise God
May 18th 2011 - Day before my birthday went to prison for my one and only DUI, I hit another car, but no injuries. Spent 18 months in prison. Came back to the women I met online before going to prison, who actually lived only 2 blocks from me while we went to grade and high school without meeting each other. Thank you God for sending her to me. She has stood by me through thick and thin. I have neopathy in my extremities which means I can't stay standing for more than 10-15 minutes, so I'm in a wheelchair mostly. I've broken my tibia, femur, and hip. Different legs thank goodness. Whenever I had to stay in the hospital my Kathi stayed with me 24/7. There's no one else like that, we love each other tremendously(sp?).
2010 - Had a bad car accident in Dec '09 which laid me up for a few months. 
2005-2010 - Working 58 hours a week as a first article inspector for a manufacturer which repairs and manufacters main landing gear and assemblies for the majority of the aerospace industry.
I have 30 plus years in the inspection vocation mostly with the aerospace industry.

   
Other Comments:
Mostly Country now 2019 (off and on since early '80's), George Strait, Reba McEntire(sp?), Maranda Lambert, etc. 
Music I  listen to after I left my "X" 2006-2007.
Stevie Nicks: CD; Crystal Visions the very best of.
Fleetwood Mac: CD; Tango In The Night; Rumours.
Santana: CD; The Best of Santana.
Led Zeppelin: CD; Mothership.
Eric Clapton: CD; Clapton Chronicles the best of Eric Clapton.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: CD; Chronicle the 20 Greatest Hits.
The Doors: CD; The Future Starts Here: The Essential Door Hits.
Bob Dylan: CD; Dylan.
Queen: CD; Queen Greatest Hits.
Jethro Tull: CD; Extended Versions.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)Nuclear Weapons Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1969-1970, GMM-0000, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
  1970-1970, GMT-0000, Nuclear Weapons Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
  1970-1973, GMT-0000, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
  1973-1973, GMT-0000, NRC North Hollywood CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Training Exercise - UNITAS '69
  1970-1970 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1971-1971 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1971-1971 Training Exercise - UNITAS '712
  1972-1972 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1972-1972 Training Exercise - UNITAS '72
 Colleges Attended 
Los Angeles Valley College
  1968-1968, Los Angeles Valley College
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