Szpyrka, Richard, RM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-2342-Teletype Repairman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1970, RM-2342, USS Conflict (MSO-426)
Service Years
1966 - 1973
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Joseph Marturano, III, RM2 to remember Szpyrka, Richard (Rick/W8MSO), RM2.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Bloomfield Hills

Date of Passing
Oct 22, 2008
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionNavy League of the United StatesVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Navy MSO Association
United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Mobile Riverine Force AssociationPatriot Guard Riders
  1995, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2002, Navy MSO Association [Verified]
  2003, United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]
  2006, Patriot Guard Riders

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

MSO Websites:
NMSOA (Navy MSO Association)
MSO Radio Shack
MSO Sailors Google Group
Collection of Minecraft Patches
Chain Locker
All known MSO links


I made a choice some years ago
To sail the sea no more.
I don�??t regret the life and love
I�??ve made here on the shore.

But I�??m haunted by a temptress
My first true love, the sea.
My dark and stormy mistress
I hear her call to me.

I�??m torn between my life ashore
And the call to sail away.
My love, my life is needed here
I�??m duty bound to stay.

Yet, often I will walk the beach
Throughout the darkest hours.
To hear my lovers mournful call
To feel her awesome power.

Oh, cradle of all Earthly life,
Great mother of the sea.
Cast off the lines that hold my heart
And let my soul sail free.

In the end I will return to you
My final love, the deep.
I�??ll pull your waters over me
Eternally to sleep.

Other Comments:
HAM Radio Operator - W8MSO

Trustee of Navy MSO Amateur Radio Club K6MSO

Navy MSO Association - past President

Member of:
VVA Chapter 154
DAV Chapter South Oakland MI 19
American Legion Post 374
VFW Post 1669
Recipient of the SILVER ROSE
Patriot Guard Riders

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 333
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesCommander Naval Forces Marianas (COMNAVMARIANAS)NAVCOMSTA GuamUSS Conflict (MSO-426)
  1966-1966, RM-0000, Basic Electricity and Electronics B School
  1966-1967, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1967-1968, RM-0000, Commander Naval Forces Marianas (COMNAVMARIANAS)
  1967-1968, RM-0000, NAVCOMSTA Guam
  1968-1968, RM-2342, Basic Electronic Test Equipment School
  1968-1969, RM-2342, ASR Teletype Maintenance C School
  1968-1970, RM-2342, USS Conflict (MSO-426)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1970 Operation Market Time
  1965-1970 Operation Market Time
  1965-1969 Operation Stable Door
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