How long did you serve aboard the Kretchmer?
The record may possibly be 5-years and 6-months, and held by
Joe Edel, January 1961 thru July 1966.
As many of us may remember, Joe was a Radioman and the ship's postal clerk.
Joe was part of the "North Atlantic" crew, the "Dog Rocks" crew, and the "Pacific
Guam/Viet-Nam" crew. Quite an accomplishment.
Joe retired from the Navy and now lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.
By the way, he was one of only two former cremembers to attend the
Kretchmer decommissioning ceremony in Key West, Florida.