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John Chadwell

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John Chadwell, RM3 -   - 66-68 - Submitted 12/2/05
I was aboard when the ship was in Bremerton Naval Shipyard - 1967. I was one of a few dozen radiomen aboard ship, and I remember looking down at four smaller vessels that were in front of the Estes, and we found out that there were radiomen and CTs onboard. Some of us thought that would be swell duty, only to find out several months later that one of those ships was USS Pueblo. I was on watch the night she was taken by the North Koreans. I believe we were about 600 miles from the Pueblo when she was captured.


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