US Navy 1970 - 1973 DP (Data Processor) 2nd Class
USS White Plaines - West Coast (1970 - 1972) - Computer programmer and data operations
COMMINEWARFARE Charleston, SC (1972 - 1973 - Data management and inventory of water mines along the coast of Vietnam
USS White Plaines (AFS-4)
1972-0200-P8-26USS White Plaines (AFS4)
Supply Ship with 400 personnel. Providing food, goods, and fuel to ships at sea.
1972-0500-P8-13USS White Plains in Subic Bay. Our main port over seas for resupplying our ship with goods.
1972-0500-06-P8-Ken-HoldinfI'm next to one million dollers as part of the payroll we provided to the fleet around Vietnam
1972-0300-P6-15Supplying fuel, food and even payroll - no ATMs or debit cards in the late 60's and 70's
Navy Roberts Shellback Card FrontCrossing the equator by US Navy ship involves an initiation for sailors who experience it for the first time. They are called Pollywogs and become Shellbacks once completing the ceremony.
1972-0200-EE-09APreparing to meet King Neptune's Court. Clothes on backwards and on our hands and knees
1972-0200-EE-13AThe long crawl through the tunnel filled with a week's worth of left-over food and garbage, machine grease, raw eggs and other slime items
1972-0200-EC-12Everyone must be presented to the court with King Neptune residing. All are found guilty of being Pollywogs (Initial time passing through the equator)
1972-0200-EQ-22Into the box. Full of slime. Plenty of rougth jogging and bouncing from the forklift.
1972-0200-EQ-18Some additional pain before walking the steps to be pushed into a tank of green dye-marker
1972-0200-EQ-12Cleaning up with the fire hoses on the fantail after the ceremony. While all looks horrific, it was all in fun. No fatalities - maybe a couple of bruises