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Topic: Greetings from Goose Creek

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ATexasVol

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Greetings from Goose Creek
« on: March 05, 2020, 09:57:58 AM »
I've been helping my son move into his new digs.  He starts classes next Wednesday.  We are so close to the base we can hear them play The Star Spangled Banner in the mornings.  How far are you from here @Drew4UTk ?

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 10:07:53 AM »
Goose creek as in Newport NC? About four mile . You and he should stop by for suds!!!  If goose creek north charlseton, Six hours or so.

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 10:12:07 AM »
Nope, Goose Creek SC, or I would take you up on the suds.   

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 10:17:07 AM »
Dang!!! I was thinking he must be training on Bougue annex/field... it's a tiny installation on the sound of perhaps 300 acres or so, and close to "our" goose creek.

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 05:52:39 PM »
Goose Creek! - where some of my ancestors first arrived in the US....

Landgrave Thomas Smith was the first to land in Goose Creek from England.....

He was born in Exeter, Devonshire, England, as the son of John Thomas Smith and Joan Atkins. He was the grandson of Sir Nicholas Smith MP and the great-grandson of Sir George Smith MP.

He arrived in Charles Town in 1684 with his first wife Barbara Atkins and his sons Thomas and George. He was a Cacique by 1690 and was made Landgrave by the Lords Proprietors on 13 May 1691.


He started the Medway Plantation....

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 09:42:48 PM »
I've been helping my son move into his new digs.  He starts classes next Wednesday.  We are so close to the base we can hear them play The Star Spangled Banner in the mornings.  How far are you from here @Drew4UTk ?

My brother did his power school there.  I went up for his graduation and enjoyed the area.  Not bad.  

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2020, 10:29:19 PM »
Welcome back jg.   Been a long time.  

My son graduated from A&M in December and did his NROTC there.   He wanted aviation, but his grades were a tad too high in Aerospace so the sub community drafted him.  He starts power school next week, and will eventually be a nuclear engineer on a sub.   

Charleston is nice.  We had dinner at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.   My wife and I definitely be coming back.  

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Re: Greetings from Goose Creek
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2020, 11:12:38 PM »
Welcome back jg.  Been a long time. 

My son graduated from A&M in December and did his NROTC there.  He wanted aviation, but his grades were a tad too high in Aerospace so the sub community drafted him.  He starts power school next week, and will eventually be a nuclear engineer on a sub. 

Charleston is nice.  We had dinner at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.  My wife and I definitely be coming back. 

Well, Tex, he must be pretty darn sharp to end up as a Nuke.  Congrats to him.  That power school is tough!!

My brother was a Nuke Machinist Mate, and had a whale of a time at power school.  He is really smart, and struggled through portions of the course.  He had 30-40 hours independent study per week, after all day classroom instruction.  Super stressful.  He made it, and the graduation ceremony was really beautiful, and outdoors on a crisp spring day, right around this time of year.  He spent about 6 months in Ballston Spa, NY after that.  Still his favorite stop in his Navy career.

He ended up with orders to Pearl Harbor, and served on the USS Columbus first, and later the USS Key West.  He was really proud to be a submariner.

We took in some good eats as well while we were there. Hyman’s seafood, of course, was one that I remember.  Also, a nice little bar and grill in the Market area, and caught the Vols vs. Ohio St. elite 8 game.  The Greg Oden team.  Good time, tough outcome.

My son is currently in A school up in Great Lakes, IL.  He went to boot in early October, and stayed for school.  He will be a top sider, and his rate is IC  (Interior Communications Electrician).  He just turned 19 in December, but seems to be finding himself pretty well out on his own, and we are very proud of him as you can imagine. 

Congrats to your son, and your family as well. Hooyah!




 

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