Vietnam War: USS Enterprise Fire ‘69 | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    I guess I have told enough soldier stories to tell my own.

    I was aboard the USS Enterprise in 1969 when another disaster occurred. I say another because almost weekly something would happen. It takes one bad day to replace four good years of memories. I do not have PTSD and was not wounded.

    I was not on the flight deck but in a work space with the hatch (door) secured to keep us in place and to protect the ship if our space was flooded.

    The ship returned to Hawaii; quickly repaired and proceeded to the coast of Vietnam.


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