Chief Dorado’s Photos

from an email dated 6/12/2003

Came across the Warrington web site and memories start coming back like it happened just yesterday. This is your Storekeeper chief (ss) Greg Dorado retired in Orange Park, Florida E-mail GntDorado@earthlink.net. I think I have seen a re-union announcement one time, maybe the next I will try to come and meet the old crew again.

From USS Warrington, I was ordered to JP Kennedy and caught up with her in Naples, Italy however She was decommission upon returning to RI. I was then ordered to USS Paul (FFT 1080) was changed homeport to Mayport , Jacksonville, Florida. Made a couple of Middle East trip via Brazil and around to Indian Ocean back to Africa. My last duty station was NROTC Jacksonville University where I retired after 23 years. I then went to work for Federal Got Defense Logistic Depot, Jacksonville and retired as GS-9 after 15 years last March of 1994.

AT JU I learned and enjoy playing racquet ball and play for 12 years. Gets too old for the fast game. Now just enjoying taking care of 3 grand daughters, fishing, back-yard gardening and traveling . Have made two reunion with shipmates on my 2nd submarine USS SPINAX SS-489 and planning to attend the 3rd oncoming in Sept in San Diego. Hope we will have one for Warrington.

Hope and pray everyone and everything with you and family is doing well and fine. GOD BLESS

Greg/Tina

 A mess of Chiefs, at ease, before the cruise
A mess of Chiefs, at ease, before the cruise–party in our CPO housing prior to deployment with the goat club (ops–submarine expression for chiefs) 

 

Some Warrington supply types ashore (Chief Dorado (foreground), Ensign and Mrs. Heimlich (sitting), Rey Mendoza, Chief Dorado's nephew (in red shirt), CS1 Reuben our Master Chef (white shirt), MS2 Rodriguez
Some Warrington supply types ashore (Chief Dorado (foreground), Ensign and Mrs. Heimlich (sitting), Rey Mendoza, Chief Dorado’s nephew (in red shirt), CS1 Reuben our Master Chef (white shirt), MS2 Rodriguez.

 

Warrington supply types singing at Chief Dorado's house
Warrington supply types singing at Chief Dorado’s house


More singing
More singing

 

CS1 Reuben does the twist
CS1 Reuben does the twist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gatun Locks, Panama Canal
Gatun Locks, Panama Canal

 

 Entering the lock
Entering the lock

 

Inside the lock
Inside the lock

 

Through the Panama Canal, alongside USS Santa Barbara
Through the Panama Canal, alongside USS Santa Barbara

 

Warrington Arrives at Cubi Point
Warrington Arrives at Cubi Point

 

Warrington enters drydock in Subic
Warrington enters drydock in Subic

 

Warrington at Subic Bay, PI
Warrington at Subic Bay, PI

 

CPO Barracks, Subic Bay
CPO Barracks, Subic Bay

 

Back on the ground in RI
Back on the ground in RI

 

Chief Dorado's homecoming
Chief Dorado’s homecoming

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