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BMC John G James
Years Served: 22
Served from 1980 - 1984 onboard Portland. I was very pissed off when I heard the ship was sunk in a training exercise. I spent too many backbreaking days maintaining her and then they sank it. That really sucks! What a great ship. I'll never forget the ship mates I served with. They were the best. I miss you guys and but I have some great memories. Portland, rest in peace.
BMC John G James (SW) Ret
1975 - 1997