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Gordon L. Zeine : Navy

Discussion in 'Roll of Honor & Memories - All Other Conflicts' started by Biak, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Biak

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    Just received word that a great guy is gone.

    Rest In Peace

    I'll add to this later but I want to put this up now.

    Congressional Record; Rep. Marsha Blackburn
    152 Cong. Rec. E303 - HONORING GORDON L. ZEINE

    Mr. Speaker, it's not every day that I get the opportunity to recognize someone who has dedicated so many years of service to our country.
    It's with thanks and appreciation that I ask my colleagues to join me today in recognizing Gordon L. Zeine for his service as a member of the U.S. Navy, and for his work supporting our country's defense efforts in the years that followed.
    Gordon's 8 years in the Navy and his decades working on technology that has enhanced our security are wonderful achievements--achievements that will have a lasting impact on our country. It's an impressive thing to be able to say your work has made America safer.
    We're grateful for Gordon and his contributions to America, and we know he has certainly earned his retirement. We'll miss his tremendous knowledge and dedication nonetheless, but we will build on his work. We know his daughter, Tina, who joined the Navy and was the fourth generation to complete boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois, is already building on her family's record of service. It's because of families like Gordon's that America is strong.
    Tennessee and America are proud of Gordon and we're thankful for his service. God Bless.

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    United States Navy 1970-1978:
    First class Petty Officer Served 8 years in the US Navy submarine force.

    SEACOR (Systems Engineering Corporation): 1982-1984
    Team leader for Mechanical vibration and Acoustic work. Lead operator and Annalists for Acoustic range at San Calamite Island.

    ISA (Integrated Systems Analysis): 1984-1986
    Team leader for Mechanical vibration and Acoustic work. Ran Acoustic range at San Calamite Island. Worked with Software engineer on major upgrade on software and deep water array. Repair of a multi-channel magnetic tape recorder that had been badly damaged in drop from a helicopter during a transfer at sea in heavy seas.

    NOSC (Naval Ocean Systems Center): Team leader for Mechanical vibration and Acoustic work.

    US NAVY Submarine Force Leading Petty Officer (LPO): LPO on 2 nuclear powered submarines, Team Leader at two companies working under a Department of Defense contracts and range control lead at a deep water acoustic range.
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    GORDON ZEINE SR., died January 10, 2013 at home. He was born August 8, 1951 in Pekin, IL to Russell L. and Eleanor Joan Zeine. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1978 serving in the Vietnam War. Following his service he worked for various Naval affiliated agencies doing mechanical vibration and acoustic work. He settled in Memphis, TN in 1991 and retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (LCC) on Presidents Island. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
    Service will be held in Lancaster Cemetery, Glasford Peoria County Illinois on Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m.
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    Gordon told a few stories about his time in the Navy, one I found online;

    In 1970 onboard the USS Trutta (SS 421) in Key West as I was just about to go to sleep in a real rack. Being a non-qual it was great to get a rack, in the after room no less. An engine man who we called Goofus need to make a trip to the head. He new better than to do what he did but it was late and he was tired. They where blowing sanitaries. Guess what he did. As I lay in the rack the boat literally rattled and rumbled as # 2 sanitary emptied on to Goofus.
    Goofus had a beard. If you can imagine what he looked like. He went topside were a young crewmen and his girl friend or wife (can't remember which) sat on the pier. Goofus came out of the after battery hatch looking like something out of a horror movie. Raised his arms growled, his beard full of everything including TP and dove overboard leaving a trail of mung behind him. A real vapor trail and dark trail in the clear water was left behind. The girl was a little startled to say the least. What an aroma was left behind.
    Gordon Zeine STS 3
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    He served aboard four Sub's:
    Trutta - SS 421
    Sam Rayburn - SSBN/SSN 635
    Hawkbill - SSN 666
    Pollack - SSN 603
     
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    Rest in Peace.
     
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    R.I.P. :S!
     
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    Thinking of ya today Cousin.
     
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