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USS Tortuga (LSD-46)


USS Tortuga (LSD-46)

Dad's & Families of Sailors aboard this vessel stationed in Japan

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Location: Sasebo, Japan
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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2013

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Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on September 14, 2013 at 10:54am

We do have an Amphibs Group on here for all us Gator folks!

Comment by Brian on March 15, 2013 at 9:38am

My daughter Lee has left the Tortuga, Chris I just keep page up for future families of sailors attached to her. My daughter is on her way to Afganistan, she re-trained as on OS and is now Petty Officer 3rd class. She is really good at what she does and the Navy had "lent" her to the Army for duty over there I assume in the drone program, not sure cause she can't tell us. Welcome aboard Chris!!!

Comment by Brian on September 23, 2010 at 5:23am
Kind of a bad news break - My sailor Lee has been battling severe headaches the last few months aboard the Tortuga. She was hospitalized at Iwo Jima, now they are shipping her out of Japan and back to San Diego for further medical assistance. Just got a call from her - she will land in San Diego tomorrow afternoon. One part of me is kind of happy she will be back State side, the other feels for her - because she loved Japan so much, and it was her high school dream. Does anyone know how this returning process works and what we can expect next?
Comment by Lee on September 17, 2010 at 8:53pm
Just checking in since it has been so long...been very busy on my end. Kevin was sent to Norfolk for a 1 week training session, so my wife and I drove up to see him! Unfortunately, I only got 1 day off work, so it was a short visit, but very well worth it since it has been 15 months since we have seen him. In some ways he has changed a lot..a lot more mature and is now a grown some ways, he is still the kid I sent off to bootcamp, but we couldn't be more proud of him!
Comment by Brian on August 30, 2010 at 5:43am
Lee called in - she's doing ok - but getting tired of "overnight duty". Also the ships email is down...not really sure why, but if anyone is having issue getting email in/out this is why....Godspeed to you & your sailors!!!
Comment by Brian on July 20, 2010 at 2:39pm
I haven't heard from anyone here, so I am just checking in - I hope all is well with each of you & your sailor(s). God Bless!

Comment by Lee on July 3, 2010 at 8:52pm
Brian, they are so busy it is hard to meet people at times. Tell her to go to radio at the oddest hours she can think of, and she will probably find him! :-) Have a great 4th!!
Comment by Brian on July 3, 2010 at 6:01pm
Lee is still trying to find Kevin....LOL! Glad they are home! It's nice to have daily conversation..... Happy 4th to all of you!!!

Comment by Lee on June 24, 2010 at 6:54pm
I talked to Kevin a couple of days ago and CARAT 10 is over and they were in Oki when I talked to stop Sasebo. There was a little bit of a scare on the way to Oki, but he said he couldn't give me any details other than to say, "Damn, that was too close...."
Comment by Hank on June 23, 2010 at 8:40pm
Thanks, Brian hope you had a good day. Sorry for not getting back to you I had some surgery put me down while doing ok now. been outta the loop a while haven't heard from Henry recently so any updates on things would be cool. Yea I've been looking at some photos kids do grow up fast . I miss those days also!

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