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USS Chicago CG-11 almost unknown war story in Korea as told by Neil Klienman
(68) Neil Kleinman
Was born in Utah but grew up in Denver, Colorado. Graduated from Denver East High in 1962 and joined the Navy shortly after graduation. Went to boot camp in San Diego and also Fire Control A school in San Diego. Went to Fire Control C school at Mare Island, north of San Francisco. Served for a couple of months on the USS Oklahoma City, CLG-5 and then to the pre comissioning crew on the USS Chicago CG-11. Commissioned on May 2 1964. Went on 3 Wespac Cruises in 1966, 1967-68 and 1969. Attended Naval Instructor school and was assigned to Talos Weapons System school at Mare Island. Taught the WDE or Weapons Direction Equipment intro class and then helped develop the AN/SKQ-2 Missile Telemetry course and taught it many times. Attended the MK-152 Digital Computer school and then was transferred to the USS Long Beach CGN-9. Honorably discharged on January 31, 1974. Worked as a systems tech from 1974 to 1975. Hired as an instructor by TRW in 1975, and worked various instructor jobs until 2010. Continue to look for employment to this day.
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