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KF4WUS ROBERT'S TEXT PAGE

 FIRST OFF MY NAME IS ROBERT EUGENE ESTEP. I SERVED 5 YEARS IN THE MARINE CORPS FROM 1974 TO 1979.

MY JOB TITLE AND MOS WAS AVIATION SUPPLY MAN (3072). MOST OF MY TOUR WAS PULLED AT MCAS BEAUFORT S.C. WITH H&MS-32 MAG-32 WAS THE FIRST PART FROM 1974 TO 1975. THAN FROM THERE TO MARINES BARRACKS PANAMA CANAL ZONE BOY WAS THAT A LOT OF FUN. THAT WAS FROM 1975 TO 1977.

THEN WE WERE SHIPPED BACK TO BEAUFORT WHERE I FINISHED MY TOUR WITH THE MARINE CORPS WAS STATION WITH H&MS-31 MAG-31 AND WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE  MARINE CORP.

THE MARINE CORPS WAS A LOT OF FUN AND WOULD'VE REENLISTED IF I HAD GOTTEN MY GED WHERE I DID NOT FINISH HIGH SCHOOL INSTEAD OF GOING INTO THE NAVY.

THEN IN JUNE OF 1979 WENT INTO THE NAVY AND WAS STATIONED ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ  WHICH AT THE TIME WAS HOME PORTED IN NORFOLK, VA.

WENT TO PORTS IN ROTA, SPAIN, NAPLES, ITALY, ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, GREECE NEVER COULD REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE CITY, SPENT TIME IN THE INDIAN OCEAN DURING THE IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS, AND AFTER A HUNDREDS DAYS GOT TO HAVE TWO CANS OF BEER FIRST TIME IT HAD BEEN ALLOWED IN A HECK OF A LONG TIME. WAS ON BOARD WHEN THEY HAD THE CRASH OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA WITH THE EA6-B SCARY FEELING WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

GOT MY HAM TICKET IN APRIL 1998 AND HAVE ENJOYED THE HOBBY EVER SINCE. MONITOR THE 146.835,146.865,147.210,145.430, AND SIMPLEX FREQ. 146.565,146.490. SO IF ANYTIME YOU ARE ON THESE FREQ. AND NEED HELP GIVE A CALL WILL TRY TO GET HELP TO YOU THE BEST I CAN EVEN IF I HAVE TO GET OUT MYSELF.

HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THE WEB PAGES AND WILL KEEP COMING BACK BOTH MYSELF AND KE4YLQ GLENN AT WISE WILL BE MAKING CHANGES PERIODICALLY TO THE PAGES AND IF ANY HAM OUT THERE IS PRIOR SERVECE SEND US A PICTURE AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO POST IT ON THE VETERANS PAGE ALONG WITH BRANCH OF SERVICE AND YEARS IN.

THANK YOU AND HOPE TO HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO.