I served in the Navy from June 1949 to January 1974
Photos and comments to follow.
More about my service in the Navy will be in my autobiography
I would be amiss if I didn't mention Carole. She spent 23 years
supporting me while serving in the Navy. Without this support
my Navy career would have been a disaster.
Boot Camp, Great Lakes, Illinois -- June 1949
After Boot Camp, I was sent to NAS Memphis for Airman Fundamentals 1949
After Memphis, I was sent to NAS Lakehurst to Parachute Rigger School 1949 - 1950
I am last row to the left
I made my first parachute Jump, and graduated 8 June 1950
After graduating from PR School, I was sent to a blimp squadron-ZP-1
At Weeksville, NC near Elizabeth City (1950-1953)
Blimp Hangar at NAS Weeksville, NC
Our barracks on the left
Bill's Navy continued