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The Final Tour of Duty

Just finished reading fiction novel "NAVFAC The Final TOUR of Duty" by A.P. Greenwood. Just wondering if anyone remembers him as a NavFac watch officer at Cape Hatteras as claimed in his bio. Novel was centered around a NavFac watch officer stationed at Cape Hatteras somewhere around 1970.

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No memory of a.p. greenwood. Was that his only assignment or did he say?

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The bio given on the inside cover of the book, only mentioned that he was a watch officer at a or the NavFac the story was based around, which gave me the impression that he was (like we get to say a lot here in Kentucky) a "One and Done". I tried going on line to gather more info, but came up short. Sorry.

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I was at Hatteras in 1970, don't remember any such person.

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Thanks for the reply...I'll have to reread his bio in the book cover and make sure I read that correctly. Just wondering what time frame you went through Key West. I was there Oct./Nov. "69.

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If my memory is correct, I believe I got to Key West in April of 1970. Checked in at Hatteras in the summer of 1970, still remember the sign on road to Navfac "this is not the way to the lighthouse".

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Ok, you were a little later than I was behind the "Green Door". I've been trying to come up with some of the names that I was in class with at Key West. I did visit Cape Hatteras just after they moved the light house and was able to at least see the Navfac. Thanks for the reply.

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If you go to Google Earth and find Buxton you will find there is not a hint of the NAVFAC left. Nothing but sand. Last I looked I think the ball field was still there and maybe a hint of the road around the base. Nothing else. It was a great tour of duty though. Good memories.

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Yeah I know the feeling. I was at NavFac Coos Head in Oregon in 1970 and it was a great place to be stationed. I don't see many on this site that had the same experience I had....good memories. Very lucky.

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