The Life Of The Son Of A Sharecropper To The Boiler Room Of The USS Toledo CA. 133 by Otis Pinkney

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I decided I was going into the navy on 7-16-1956, I went up to Columbia S.C., took all the test and was sworn in, then I was sent to great lakes Illinois for basic training for ten weeks. After basic training, I was stationed on the main side of the great lakes training center for approximately one year, waiting on the ship.
I was assigned to a ship on the west coast long beach California, the USS Toledo ca 133. It was 7-4-1957, that is when I got to the boiler room! When I walked into the boiler I was stunned, I thought to myself what have I gotten myself into . So as time went on I began learning little by little ,and after 3 to 4 months I began to feel a little better, and after 6 months I began to love my job for the next 30 years.

About Otis Pinkney

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I was born august 30th 1935, mid South Georgia in a small town called Millen Georgia. I am the 3rd male child and my parents were sharecropper farmers, who worked hard all day in the field's from 8 to 10 hours a day, but their work wasn't finished when they left the field, it was time to go home, cook, feed the mules, prepare wood for the stove as well as wood for the fireplace. This was routine six days a week.
Published August 23, 2012 by AuthorHouse. 52 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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