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Paul D. Carr

Profile Updated: January 8, 2017
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Year Reported aboard USS Seattle:
Sales Management
Hillary - Bachelor of Arts, 2009
Amy - Bachelor of Science, 2012
Military Service:
US Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
What Years did you serve aboard the Seattle?

1972 - 1974

What Division were you in while assigned aboard the Seattle?


What Rank were you on the Seattle?

Yeoman 3rd Class

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


Are you a member of the decommissioning crew?



Having departed the Seattle, I finished college in 3.5 years, and eventually settled with the General Mills Corporation in Sales for 26 years. I married in 1983.

I enjoyed Friday lunch mess call. For those who lived off base it was fantastic; oyster stew, fried shrimp, flounder, oysters, and macaroni & cheese.

Ship Story:

I brought BT Ealey up from the Atlantic after I dove off the fifty footer. I saw his body off the port bow sinking at about 8-10'. While swim cradle swiming with Ealey I looked at him; his eyes were fixed and foam was coming out of his nose and mouth. I swam with him almost as far as I could, and someone relieved me. I do not know who?
Does anyone know of any of Ealey's family, or his hometown? I would like for them to know the Seattle sailors cared.



Administrative function Membership Status

USSSVA Member - Dues Paid Current

USSSVA Charter Member


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Paul D. Carr posted a message.
Aug 09, 2017 at 2:00 PM


Just checking on how you and your wife are. She is very pretty.

You ever hear from k.j. Planet. All the officers on the Seattle 72-74 had class.


Paul Carr, yeoman

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Aug 09, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Posted on: Mar 21, 2017 at 1:37 PM

This is yeoman 3rd., paul d. Carr. I was on the Seattle, 1972-1974. I am trying to get a United States family recognition, as my Dad was WWII/pacific on a LST. My oldest was on the USS FORRESTAL in the tokin Gulf when it went up in flames. He helped bring below deck sailors topside. I'm having a heck of a time in anyone remembering my body rescue of Randolph Perry Ealey. I dove off the yardarm twice, after the second time I swam to the 50' footer. Looked off the port bow saw a body sinking and immeadetly dove and swam to Ealey. He was about 8'under, I got him to the top of the Atlantic, switched arms to swim with him and doing so noticed his eyes were open and fixed, with foam coming from his nose and mouth. I swam with him in the 3-4' swells until I was about to give out. At that time one person relieved me. I need written confirmation of this. Either on this website, or my email; tcarr66061@aol.com. Also if any idea how to contact Ealey's family. Thanks, Paul D. Carr

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Paul D. Carr posted a message.
Mar 17, 2017 at 9:49 PM

Rick Richardson,
How can I contact Ealey's family.

Paul Carr
Yeoman, '72-74

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Paul D. Carr posted a message.
Mar 15, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Rick, how do I find oi chandlers phone or email address. I was the first one to Ealey after he drowned. I saw someone sinking off the port bow of the 50 footer. I got him topside and swam with him topside until someone relieved me. I'm guessing oi chandler. I need chandlers recollection. Yeoman paul d. Carr, north alabama

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Jan 01, 2016 at 7:55 AM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM


You may correct about a taxi incident on the 73-74, med cruise. I remember we were told not to wear our dress blues on liberty in barcelona. I think it was barcelona but I could not swear to that. Vietnam was basically over. Had to be a reason the locals weren't happy with us. I'm still illness ridden. Can't seem to shake it.

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Jun 25, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015 at 5:23 PM


Please relay to your wife her attaining a doctorate is (no pun), very admirable. I know you and the children are proud. How's life for you? Is real estate in your part of the country back, and banks willing to cooperate with interest rates reflecting today's overnight rates? Turning paper is very close to illegal drug margins, if not better. Thanks for your reflection of the Seattle's participation in yon kippor. (sp?) Paul Carr

Jun 22, 2015 at 9:15 PM
Dec 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM
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May 25, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Richard, and members of the 73 Med cruise. Does anyone know where we were after we left Crete for the Yom Kimpour (sp?), war. The seven day war. Where we off the coast of Turkey? or another middle east country.
yeoman 3rd

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Mar 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM


Do you know Ealey's hometown? or any of his family? I would like for them to know people cared enough to risk their own lives to try to save him.


paul carr
somerville, al
yeoman 3rd