About Eric

I Presently live in Bloomington IL. I was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1963.  I lived in Deer Park Ohio till 1973.

In 1973 my parents had a new house built in Goshen Ohio and in August of 73 we moved.  After graduating high school in 1982 I joined the Navy.

I left for Navy Boot Camp August 1982. After completion of Boot camp in october of 82 I attended a Seaman’s apprentice school for basic seamanship.

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Navy Boot Camp

December of 82 I headed for my first ship, the USS Caloosahatchee AO 98. I was station on her from 1982 to the end of my enlistment in 1986.

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Caloosahatchee during an underway replenishment.

From 1986 to 1989 I worked various jobs. Most of the time I worked an Electrician helper.

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IC Shop USS San Bernardino LST 1189

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USS San Bernardino LST 1189

Feb of 1989 I re-enlisted back into the Navy and head to Sasebo Japan and was stationed on board the USS San Bernardino LST 1189. I was stationed on the San Bernardino for three years. 1989 to 1992.

I transferred from the San Bernardino to the USS Fife DD 996 out of Yokosuka Japan. I was stationed on the Fife for only two years. 1992 to 1994.

While stationed on the Fife I married my Wife Nida to who I have been married to form December 1993.

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USS Fife Underway

I left the Fife and head to Silverdale Washington where I was stationed at NAVCOMTELSTA Puget Sound. I was there for three years. 1994 to 1997.

I then NAVCOMTELSTA October 97 and headed to Great lakes Navel Training Center for some extra training. I stayed there till December. Nothing like being in Great Lakes in the winter time.

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USS Camden Underway

January 1998 I reported aboard the USS Camden AOE 2. I was stationed on her for a little over 4 years. 1998 to 2002. The Camden was the last ship that I would be stationed on.

In 2002 I transferred off the Camden and made my way to Great Lakes Training facility. I was stationed here till I retired from the Navy after 20 years of Service. February of 2005 I retired from the Navy. Since then I have worked at various place as a Maintenance Tech.

I have Two Daughters and one Stepdaughter and one Stepson.

My future is unknown, but I will continue to trudge my way through life one day at a time.

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