Lynn, David Ervin


Lynn, David Ervin
David Ervin Lynn
William Vollano
David enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July of 1969. Since he was a college graduate, he was the oldest recruit in his class. After some specialty training, he was assigned to the Carrier U.S. Saratoga. David visited many countries, including Spain, Portugal, and Italy before traveling to the China Sea. Here it was his job was to maintain the jets that were bombing North Vietnam. David’s ship was usually far out at sea, but occasionally it moved inward where he could see land. He described that as a tense time. "If we could see them, they could see us." Upon being discharged from the Navy, David took an engineering job at Honeywell. When Honeywell downsized and moved south, David took a job with a local aircraft company. David now lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan with his second wife.
Date Span
Dates of Service
Enlisted; United States Navy; USS Saratoga (CVS 60); Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Vietnam; United States; Aviation Boatswain's Aircraft Handler Third Class
Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Collection Location
Spatial Coverage
Vietnam; United States
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