I am a Vietnam vet, albeit Army, but my closest friend served aboard the Hancock off of Vietnam while in the Navy - We had lived together in the early seventies and ran around together back then as young men did. Time saw us both buy homes, marry.
I am a Vietnam vet, albeit Army, but my closest friend served aboard the Hancock off of Vietnam while in the Navy - We had lived together in the early seventies and ran around together back then as young men did.
Time saw us both buy homes, marry. His name was Philip J. Canty, originally from Medford Mass. Phil often talked about being an "airdale" on the Hancock. He died of a brain aneurism on Nov 1, He was helping another friend of ours prepare his boat for winter storage, when the unknown aneurism burst and he just collapsed.
The doctors said he was dead before he hit the floor. The sad part was that he had a company physical the previous week and passed with flying colors He was an engineer with the Raytheon Co. I check the reunion pages of the Legion, VFW, and DAV magazines for reunions of the Hancock, figuring I would go and at least represent Phil and let it be known the sailor had passed, as he really did enjoy his time on the Hancock; even if the stories were somewhat exagerated and embelished with time.
If you need a copy of the death notice or whatever, drop me a note and an address and I will send you a copy. Thanks, and take care, Mark Sullivan - Fdhy-aol. Thank you for this wonderful and thoughtful trip back in time. My husband, George E.
Base served on the Hancock during his three years as a Marine. He died in December last year He stayed a Marine until the end and had many stories to tell of his time on board.
Many was the time I waited on dock for him to start weekend liberty. Beilke from Chicago, IL. Served aboard the Hancock from completion of modernization in to Picture was taken in Okinawa in from his scrapbook.
Joseph stated in his request for this Memorial, "Jake, I would again like to say Bravo Zulu on the website.
I only wish my father could have enjoyed viewing it as much as I do. Survived by widow Faye.
Command Master Chief Courtland R. Johnson, esteemed member of the Hancock Association and friend to many, served in all Five branches of the U. Master Chief Billy Sanders, a friend, was selected. More recently, Corky was satisfying his need to keep informed and to inform his other friends and fellow patriots in current events and issues affecting Americans in various Military related chat rooms and through Email where he found great pleasure.
It is through this means, that many came to know Corky around the Internet and in the Hancock Association, where he was greatly respected and admired. Corky was dealing with serious health issues in recent years, which often kept him down, and more recently was fighting an uphill battle with MSD, which he eventually succumbed to.
Corky leaves behind his devoted wife and family members, along with MANY friends who will sadly miss him. To the Yeoman, he will always be regarded as one of the most Phenomenal persons he has ever known.
He more than likely is the only man who served faithfully in all Five Branches of the United States Military since now the Merchant Marine is included in the Military Service of our country. Corky said some very poignant things about the meaning of the word, Shipmate.
Read what he had to say. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Corky! He joined the navy when he was just He served proudly for 21 years on many different ships, in many different ports. He served on the U. He apparently acted as a Master-at-Arms at various times during his career.Radio Acronyms + (Always under construction) By Hugh Stegman NV6H At end of file: Police/CB codes Other police codes Computer networking standards [~] = not an acronym, just looks like one Radiospeak, techspeak, milspeak, NASAspeak, and compuspeak .
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