Smith, William, ABE3

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch & Recovery
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Current Service Status
USNR Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ABE-7004-C-13 Mod 1 Catapult
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch & Recovery
Primary Unit
1981-1984, ABE-7004, USS America (CV-66)
Previously Held NEC
00E-Unknown NEC/Rate
AB-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate
ABE-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch/Recovery
Service Years
1980 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Suez Canal
ABE-Aviation Boatswain's Launch & Recovery
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge US Coast Guard Honorable Discharge

Cold War Medal USCG Cutterman Pin Cold War Veteran GONZO Station Yacht Club

Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)

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  1988-1988, AB-0000, VR-48 Capital Skyliners

AB-Aviation Boatswain's Mate

From Month/Year
April / 1988

To Month/Year
August / 1988

VR-48 Capital Skyliners Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

AB-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate

NAF Washington

District Of Columbia
 VR-48 Capital Skyliners Details

VR-48 Capital Skyliners

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Air Squadron

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Last Updated: Jul 6, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Worst Moment
Really did not care for this command.  NR CV-62 had just transferred all E-5 and below out of the Air Dept to VR-48.  The command at VR-48 didn"t have anywhere to put us, so it was cleaning detail every drill weekend.  As I was not an obligore, I choose to transfer to the inactive reserves.

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10 Members Also There at Same Time
VR-48 Capital Skyliners

Frey, David, CDR, (1975-2002) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Vaughan, Mark, CDR, (1980-2001) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Herr, Mike, CPO, (1977-1997) AD AD-6418 Chief Petty Officer
Wolfe, Stewart, CPO, (1973-1996) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Withers, Orin, PO1, (1973-1995) 00 8258 Petty Officer First Class
Woodring, John, CPO, (1973-1995) AD AD-8235 Petty Officer First Class
Pauley, Richard, PO1, (1965-1997) Petty Officer First Class
Quinones, Hector, SCPO, (1985-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Edge, Reginald, CPO, (1985-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Stearns, Steve, CPO, (1983-2007) Petty Officer Second Class

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