Vic Hellberg

Profile Updated: July 10, 2015
Residing In:
Marshalltown, IA USA
Year Reported aboard USS Seattle:
1968
Spouse/Partner:
Gayle
Occupation:
Jeweler
Children:
Nicole Hellberg born 1975

Erika (Hellberg) Lindblom born 1977
Kevin Lindblom
Grandchildren:
Summer More…Lindblom born 2005
Aubree Lindblom born 2006
Military Service:
US Navy  
What Years did you serve aboard the Seattle?

1968-1971

What Division were you in while assigned aboard the Seattle?

Supply

What Rank were you on the Seattle?

CS2

Are you a Plank Owner of USS Seattle (AOE-3)

Yes

Are you a member of the decommissioning crew?

No

Ship Story:

As I remember the Supply berthing section was located on the starboard side not far from the galley. When we were at sea, I would walk all the way up to sickbay each night and play chess with corpsman Bill Statrisano. If you oldtimers remember, we had a young man who jumped overboard off the coast of Florida on the Atlantic side. Fortunately, we found him after turning around and steaming back about 45 minutes. He was kept in sickbay and chained to a bunk. We played chess that night to the sounds of the chains rattling as he moved. He laid in his bunk in the dark. There was no radio or tv for him. He never spoke. It was real spooky being up there at night until he was taken off the ship.

Administrative function Membership Status

Life Member

USSSVA Charter Member

YES

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Oct 02, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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Jan 09, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Jim, haven't heard from you for a LONG time. Please take a minute and update me on things!!! Thanks, shipmate!!! Vic Hellberg

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Posted on: Jul 12, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Rob, Thank you for the order today! I will ship it our tomorrow. I looked at your profile to get to know you more and hope you will fill out more. The reunion is in Branson, MO in September. Hope to meet you there. Vic Hellberg, Ship's Store Manager

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Jul 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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Jun 07, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Karl, Glad to see you have registered! I look forward to meeting you. Vic

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:47 PM
With the ships bell at our founding Aug. 30, 2009
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:47 PM
My wife Gayle and I