I was stationed on the West Coast. Mostly San Diego.
worked in Maschoutah,Illinois
for the Illini State Telephone Company, 196_ - 19__.
Boots went aboard the Taussig (DD746) in 1960.
We went to the far east in 1960 and I think again in about 1961 or 1962.
Some of the ports we hit included Hong Kong, Hiroshima, Pearl Harbor.
I spent time in Long Beach, Vallejo, CA., San Francisco, Seattle, etc.
We were the first ship to go to Hiroshima since the occupation.
We were well received, but it was hard to communicate,
since almost no one spoke English.
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