The History of The USS Paricutin - History

The History of The USS Paricutin - History

Paricutin

(AE-18: dp. 15,295, 1. 459'2", b. 63' dr. 28'3", s. 16.4 k.

cpl. 267; a. 1 5", 4 3", 4 40mm., cf. Mount Hood, T. C2S-AJ1)

Paricutin (AE-18) was laid down under Maritime Commission Contract, 7 December 1944 by North Carolina SB Co

Wilmington, N.C. as MC hull 1708, launcbed 30 January 1945, sponsored by Seilora Arias De Garcia Jurado, Mexican Embassy, Wash., D.C.; acquired and commissioned 3 March 1945.

After shakedown she joined the Pacific Fleet and was engaged in the transfer of excess ammunition from the forward areas in the Pactfio to Bangor, Wash., and Port Chicago, Calif. until 20 November 1947 when she was ordered to Mare Island Naval Shipyard for inactivation. On 30 April 1948, Paricutin was placed out of commission in reserve and berthed with the San Francisco Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

Reactivated 24 June 1950, due to the Korean War, Paricutin recommissioned 28 July 1950 and was assigned to Service Squadron 1. She sailed for the Far East 8 October and arrived Japan 24 October. Operating out of Sasebo she rearmed the carrier task forces off both ooasts of Korea, surface bombardment and blockading forces, and shore based Marine air groups. Paricutin spent 18 months servicing combat units before returning to the States in March 1952. On 31 July shc sailed again for operations off Korea, this time spending nearly seven months on the line rearming warships. She returned to San Francisco 19 March 1953 and was stateside when the Korean Truce was announced in July.

August 1953 saw the beginning of a series of peacetime annual WestPac deployments for Paricutin, as she sailed from San Francisco, bound for Sasebo, Japan, on the 7th. These normally consisted of six or seven months of operations and training with 7th Fleet units with port calls at Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Guam and other Pacific islands. Paricutin continued these deployments into the mid-1960's when she was directed to support American operations in Vietnam. She has since supplied 7th Fleet units with ammunition on a rotational basis with her sister ships during WestPac deployments, while furfilling her commitments at home, in coastal operations, assigned by Pacific Service Force Commands.

Into 1970, Paricutin continues a vital service to the U.S. Navy.


The History of The USS Paricutin - History

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arthur lee monday - 07/06/99 02:44:36
My Email:[email protected] nwol.net
: 1305 north colpitts blvd fort stockton texas 79735
: boilerman second class
: 1 915 3363484

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I was on the u.s.s.carter hall lsd 3 may 1958 -jan 1962. What ever happened to the u.s.s. carter hall lsd3 I see they have a new carter hall lsd . If you know any thing please e-mail me at [email protected] thank you arthur lee monday boilerman second class


Bryon Haslam (Barney) - 07/05/99 17:31:14
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: Atlantic City,NJ
: BT3
: 609-296-9787

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I steamed with the BEST. USS FORRESTAL CV-59 1981-1985 #3MMR I had some great times then and some great memories now. Any snipes still around, E-Mail me.. Thanks for the sign on Barney

Marshall G. Slaughter - 07/05/99 17:00:38
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: 316 Carlisle Rd E, Lakeland, FL 33813
: LT
: 941-644-1047

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Served 11/61-9/65, NFO, VA-42, VA-75, first fleet A6 squadron. Mostly attached to Independence, & @ NAS-Oceana.

Alexander L. Russell, Jr., ADR2, USN - 07/05/99 16:15:08
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: 58 Pocconock Trail, New Canaan, CT 06840
: ADR2, USN 1968-1972
: (203) 972-7272

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Served on actve duty from July 1968 to April 1972. After recruit training at Great Lakes and "A" School in Memphis, TN, was assigned for one year to Naval Air Facility, Washington D. C., physically located at Andrews Air Force Base. In early 1970, atten ed various schools concerning UH-34D helicopters at El Toro, CA, then sent to NAF Sigonella in Sicily for approximately 17 months where I worked as an ADR2 and aircrewman on a C-117 and several UH-34s. Last assignment was VAW-121, (E-1Bs) Detachment 18 in Norfolk which deplyed aboard the U.S.S. Wasp, CVS-18. Honorably discharged April, 1972.

Robert Ackerman U.S.N. - 07/05/99 14:43:09
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: 24 Campbell Court,West Haverstraw ,New York, 10993-1310
: BM3
: 914-429-3734

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Served June 1968 to April 1972.I went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Center.I then went to New Loundon Conn.,for Sub.Training.I did not Make it.I was then Assigned to the U.S.S. NITRO AE-23.I went on 3-6mo. Tours to the Med. & a #of times to the carribea ,Cubar,etc.Honorable discharged April 1972,2-mo.early out.My enlistment would have been 4 years.

Donald J. HOLLAND, SKC, U.S. Navy (Retired) - 07/05/99 13:19:55
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: P. O. Box 784, Eagle Lake, FL 33839
: SKC, USN (1955-1975)
: 941/293-8044

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Enlisted in USN, July 5, 1955. Boot Camp, Co. 300, Bainbridge, Md, Jul-Sep, 1955 SK "A" School, Newport, RI, 9/55-1/56 USS Traverse County (LST 1160), 2/56-12/57 USS Suffolk County (LST 1173), 12/57-6/59 Re-enlisted 8/59 Staff, ComCBLant, Davisville RI, 9/59-9/61 USS Allagash (AO 97), 9/61-2/63 SK "C" School, Newport, RI, 2/63-3/63 USS Paiute (ATF 159), 4/63-7/65 Navy Commissary Store, Pearl Harbor, HI, 9/65-6/66 Staff, CincPacFlt, 6/66-4/68 USS Keppler (DD 765) 5/68-4/69 DFLIWC, Monterey, CA 4/69-6/69 N.A.S., South Weymouth, MA, 7/69-7/71 PreCommUnit, USS Fairfax County (LST 1193), 10/71-9/73 USS Fairfax County (LST 1193) AMSU, Little Creek, VA, 10/73-9/75 Retired 9/17/75. Attended and Graduated from college, 8/79, Degree in Management Served as Executive Vice President of a Professional Trade Association and wholly owned subsidiary corporation, 11/79-1/99 Retired for "good" 1/99. Living in Florida, playing golf, and loving it!

Mike Goetz - 07/05/99 07:31:01
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: St. Clair, Pa.
: RM2

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GLakes Aug '62 to Dec '62. RM "A" School, Bainbridge, Md. Jan to June '63. NavComSta Phil (San Miguel) Aug. '63 to Dec. '64. USS Procyon (AF-61) Jan '65 to April '66. USS Guide (MSO 447) Jan '69 to Dec '70. Looking for Curly Harbottle (fm the deep S uth). J.C. Buzzard (Buzz) fm Oregon (I think). Gene Tate (Tulsa)..Larry Valdez (Denver) or Tijuana. Dave Fowbel (So. Cal). or LTJG Keith Rodwell (Phila). Anchors Aweigh.

William E. Monroe USN - 07/04/99 18:38:27
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: 10 Biltmore Ave Escondido,CA 92027
: seaman
: (760) 739-9492

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Served from 1957 to 1961. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, and was assigned to the USS Yellowstone AD - 27 in New Port RI. I Fell 35' from a boatboom in 1957 in Pam Spain. I was in the first div.deck crew. I also ran the paint locker will aboard. I am looking for anyone who remember this accident.

Harold Miller AKC,USN RET - 07/04/99 12:53:15
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: Florida
: AKC,USN,RET

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Served from 1958-1978, Ships Uss Ticonderoga (CVA-14), Uss Forrestal (CVA-59), VP-19. Like site.

Jeffrey L. Uhlrich, PN3 - 07/02/99 22:53:55
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: 570 Sky Country Road, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533
: PN3
: 706-864-7261

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Active duty 15 April 1966 Great Lakes Bootcamp June 66 to June 67 Uss Constitution IX21 Sep 67 to Jan 70 Uss Holland AS32 and Uss Hunley AS31 in Charleston, S.C. Worked in personnel office on Holland and Educational office on Hunley

Bottonfield C William USN - 07/02/99 02:36:41
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: 103 Meadow Cir.
: EM2
: (941) 722-1855

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AKA-112 Tulare May 1963- Dec 1966

Glenn R. Conaway,SN, USN,Discharged - 07/01/99 21:15:01
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: RD 2 Box 439, Wheeling, WV 26003
: SN,USN,DIscharged
: 304-243-1061

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Served on the USS OKinawa LPH3 from 1961-63. Looking for shipmates as well as location of ship. Also would like pictures and related memorabillia from the ship.

Owen W. Jackson, USN - 07/01/99 15:24:44
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: 7 Lancelot Ct., St. James, NY 11780
: IC3, USN 1952-1954
: 516 584-7552

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Boot camp Bainbridge, MD, Company 469 June-August 1952 IC A School Great Lakes NTC September-December 1952 USS Cabot CVL-28 December 1952-April 1954

DAVE DUBOIS - 07/01/99 14:46:38
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: N. BERWICK,ME
: SKC,USN, Ret.

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First duty station USS WASP 60-64,COMMSYSTO ROTA 65-67,NAVRADTSA/T/R CAPE COD 67-69,USS LEXINGTON 69-72,ASA (WINTEROVER) 72-73,NAVSTA, SIGINELLA 73-75,COMMSYSTO NLON 75-77, USS HOWARD S. GILMORE,SARDINIA 77-78,NSFA, PORT HUEMEUE,CA 78-79. RETIRED DEC 79.S NDCRABBED PORTSMOUTH SHIPYARD,KITTERY,ME. RETIRED SECOND TIME 97. LOOKING FOR ALL O.A.E.'S THAT WINTERED WITH ME.

George E. Mason - 07/01/99 13:41:48
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: Whiting, NJ 08759-2918
: SN, USN 1947-1951


James R. Eldridge - 06/30/99 03:29:00
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: 1697 Kiwanis Rd,Elmira, NY,14905
: IC2 SS , USN, 1975-80
: (607) 732-7671

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Join USN 75 delayed entry. Went Great Lakes RTC, stayed at Great Lakes to attend service school.Graduated, was sent to San Diego to attend IC training. Assigned to New London Sub Base Submarine training. Assigned to USS Skipjack SSN 585 participated in s veral opertions.Medpac,Northern Wedding with us fleet and NATO. Honorably discharged 82.

Jason B. Budde, HMCS(SS), USN, Act - 06/30/99 01:06:09
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: 415 Elderberry DR. Laurel Bay, Beaufort, SC. 29906
: HMCS(SS), USN, Act


Dawnee McCulley - 06/28/99 20:14:54
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: 2810 5th Avenue NE, Apt L-1, Puyallup, WA 98372
: USN 1946-1953
: 253-770-7101

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In memory of my father DONALD LEWIS MCCULLEY, from Washington State who died on April 2, 1994. Would like to hear from anyone who served on the USS Boxer, USS Tarawa or USS Haven during 1946-1953. I would like pictures of the battleships for my geneolog . And if anyone remembers my dad, would love to hear from you.

Jason Duhamell BT3 USN discharged 1994 - 06/27/99 06:03:38
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: Mattoon Illinois
: BT3

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went to san diego for boot camp in july of 1990 after that on to the uss san bernardino lst 1189 in sasebo japan from 90-92 then to concord california onboard the uss mauna kea ae-22 from 92-94 i was discharged honorably in 1994 im looking foward to heari g from former people i served with feel free to e-mail me thanks jason duhamell

Paul T. Bonilla USNR, Ret. - 06/25/99 05:31:36
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: 601 Via Bogota, Vista CA 92083
: AOM1/c USNR Ret.
: (760) 945-7948

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Served aboard CV-16 USS Lexington with VB-16 as a radioman-gunner.1943-1944 in the So. Pac. I flew with 2 pilots, William E McCarthy and Harold "McFoo" McPherson. While Flying with McCarthy we were shot down during a raid on Wake Island. Spent 3 days on a raft and were picked up by the submarine Skate. Spent 21 days on the Sub. After the squadron was releived we returned to the states and I was attending flight school when the war ended and I resigned and was discharged in February of 46. I belong to the C G-16 reunion association and I would like to find as many of the old shipmates that were attached to the air group so they would attend our next reunion October 2000.I was honorably discharged in 1946.

Francis B. Kent, ex-USN - 06/25/99 03:29:28
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: No. Hollywood, CA
: RM1, 1942-46, 51-52

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Would be pleased to hear from anyone who was in Div. 10, Radio School at Madison, Wisc., in 1942, particularly anyone who went on to serve in the Armed Guard anyone in "C" Division on carrier Princeton, 1945.

C.V.NORRIS - 06/24/99 03:15:04
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: Orange,Ca.
: Navy,retired

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LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE USS CURTISS AV-4. WE HAVE A USS CURTISS ASSOCIATION.

Robert W. Mitchell - 06/23/99 11:10:30
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: P.O. Box 176, Prescott, Mi. 48756-0176
: AO3, USN
: 517-873-6364

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Last served on USS America in 1972, Det-66 Prior service VF121 in Miramar California AO School in Jacksonville, Fla

David C. Yeaw - 06/22/99 16:57:40
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: NM
: HM3 1962-1966
: 505-250-4521

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The majority of my tour was spent working as a neuropsychiatric technician on the mental health wards @ USNH 59, St. Albans, Queens, NY. It was our job to observe the patients, report to the psychiatrists, and maintain control. Never even SAW a ship in 4 years . The first time I boarded a Navy vessel was in 1991, 25 years after I got out..

Dennis Barlesi, USN - 06/22/99 04:59:15
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: SM3

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Served from 1964 went to Boot Camp in San Diego then went to the USS Leonard F Mason DD852 stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. While on the Mason we picked up the Gemini 8 space capsule. 1965 transferred to the USS St. Paul CA63. While on the St. Paul we took a hit in the port bow from shore batteries off of north Viet Nam. Got a 6.5 foot hole shot out of us. Honorable discharge in Dec, 1967.

George Weeks - 06/22/99 01:44:08
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: No. Merrick, NY
: GM2, USCG 1940-45
: (516)752-0845

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I am looking for shipmates of my father, GEORGE WEEKS, who served on LST 262 as a Gunner's Mate USCG during WWII in the Atlantic. He would sure get a kick out of hearing from those who served with him aboard the 262 and landed men and supplies at Omaha a d Utah beaches, Normandy, on D-Day.

Ron L. Buchanan, GMC(SW), USN, Ret. - 06/21/99 15:31:10
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: 2000 Treetop Court, Clayton, NC 27520-9692
: GMC(SW), USN, Ret.
: (919) 553-9042

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Served from October, 1974 to November, 1994. Commands served at: RTC, Orlando, FL SSC, NTC, Great Lakes, IL (GM "A" and "C" School)(ASROC) USS William M. Wood (DD-715) USS Lawrence (DDG-4) SSC, NTC, Great Lakes, IL (GM "P" and "C" School)(5"54) USS William V. Pratt (DDG-44) Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, SC USS Mahan (DDG-42) Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity, Charleston, SC USS Jesse L. Brown FF/FFT-1089) SIMA Mobile, AL/Pascagoula, MS Transferred to Fleet Reserve November, 1994

Jimmy E. Roberson - 06/21/99 03:24:07
My Email:jimmyro.msn.com
: 3787 Bayberry dr. Chino Hills, Ca, 91709
: EM2
: 909-393-5554

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Served from Nov 57 to Mar 62. Assigned to RTC at San Diego Ca., Attended EM 'A' School, assigned to USS Alfred A Cunningham DD752 Four plus years. Spent some time aboard the Frank E Evans DD754 During Casualty control drills. I understand she was sunk dur ng maneuvers after I left the navy. I was honorably discharged march 1962.
Brenda Mullins - 06/21/99 02:53:14
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: 826 Castlewood Baton Rouge LA 70815
: AK2, USN
: 225-927-6549

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VA-174 Cecil Field FL Served from Jan 1972-Oct 1976, booth camp Orlando Fl company 3032

Bary D. Ridenour - 06/20/99 23:31:52
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: 505 Tidecrest Drive San Antonio, TX 78239-2520
: FTM2 USN 1965-1974
: (210)946-9563

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USS COLUMBUS (CG-12) 1965-1968 USS CHICAGO (CG-11) 1969-1971 US NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE, CA 1971-1974

Robert W. Kohler, CDR, USN, Ret. - 06/20/99 15:03:56
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: 145 Sound Shore Dr Currituck NC 27929
: CDR,USN,Ret.
: (252)232-9906

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Enlisted 6 October 1948.Basic Training at Great Lakes. Duty on USS WRIGHT CVL 1949-1951, Composite Squadron Four 1951-1953,COMCARDIV 18 Staff 1953-1954,COMNAVAIRLANT Staff 1954-1954,EasternNORAD Staff 1954-1957,USS SARATOGA CV 60, 1957-1960,OPNAV Staff, 1960-1961. Commissioned Ensign (LDO ADMIN) JAN 62. NAVYJOINT TASK GROUP CHRISTMAS ISLAND 1962,CINCLANTFLT Staff 1963-1965, USS FORRESTAL CVA 59 1965-1968, COMNAVAIRLANT Staff 1968-1972. COMSECONDFLT Staff 1972-1975. FLEET TRAINING CENTER Norfolk 1975-1979 Retired 1 May 1979 as a Commander.

Chris Faires - 06/19/99 23:03:32
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: 8051 windingwood rd glenburnie md 21061
: ABE2
: 410-969-5351

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Served from 9-23-76 to 1-23-99 first went to great lakes for basic and then to NAS Key West transfered to FID in 77and went on the best cruse of my life and what a time met people from old duty stations and air crews that came to nas key west .released in oct 79 went to nas oceana and then to NAF washington DC Honorbly Discharge in Jan 99

Rodney F Bohl (TEX) - 06/19/99 18:44:00
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: Austin Texas
: BT3
: (512)459-6098

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If you were on any of these ships or know anyone who was please contact me. USS Beale DD 471 1962-1963 * USS Conyngham DDG 17 1963-1965 * USS Haynesworth DD 700 1965-1966

Loren D. Green MM1 USN - 06/19/99 17:40:55
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: 644 New Jersey Ave NE, Glen Burnie, Md, 21060
: MM1, USN, 1986-pres
: (410) 760-0027

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RTC Orlando June 1986 - August 1986 NFAS Orlando August 1986 - December 1986 USS SARATOGA CV-60 December 1986 - June 1990 TPU San Diego May 1991 - June 1991 USS Sierra AD-18 June 1991 - October 1994 USS Simon Lake AS-33 Novemer 1994 - February 1996 NRS Glen Burnie MD April 1996 - Pres Currently a Navy Recruiter in Glen Burnie Md Due to transfer back to the fleet in April 2000

Luke P. Bottiglieri, QMC(SW), USN, RET - 06/19/99 09:10:46
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: Chesapeake, VA
: QMC(SW), USN, RET. 1966-1992

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USS Fort Marion (LSD22)-Oct66 to Sept68 USS Montrose (LPA 212) - Oct 68 to Oct 69 USS Johnson (DD 821) - Dec 69 to July 72 ( The Jolly J) NAVSTA Brooklyn - Aug 72 to Sept 74 USS Concord (AFS 5) - Dec 74 to Dec 79 NAS Norfolk - Jan 80 to Feb 82 USS Texas (CGN 39) - Feb 82 to Jan 84 Uss Trenton (LPD 14) - February 84 - Jan 86 NAVSTA Norfolk - March 86 to June 90 USS L Y Spear - July 90 to Aug 91 USS La Moure County (LST 1194) Aug 91 to Aug 92 Retired and currently living in Chesapeake VA. Would like to hear from any of my old shipmates -

C.V.N.orris - 06/19/99 04:31:38
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: Orange,Ca.
: Ret.

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LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE USS CURTISS AV-4.

Karl Strozier, FC1, USN - 06/19/99 02:29:33
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: 308 Spruce Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324
: FTM3-FC1, USN 1981-93
: 937-879-9013

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Stationed on USS Mount Whitney 1981-85, USS Iowa 1987-88, USS Charleston 1990-92, Dam Neck, Va 1992-93

Arthur J. Luchan USN, Ret. - 06/18/99 17:44:01
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: Signalman USS BOGUE

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It was an honor for me to enlist in the service and to serve as a Signalman aboard the finest "Baby-Flattop" of WWII. We sank the first German U-Boat in WWII. We sank the largest Jap Sub in WWII. We sank the last German U-Boat of WWII. We received the Pre idential Unit Citation for being successful Hunter-Killers.I am still active in my Reunion Association. You are welcome to come aboard the following sites. http://www.hoflink.com/

aluchan http://hometown.aol.com/aluchan/page/index.htm http://members.aol.com/aluchan/page/index.htm http://members.wbs.net/homepages/n/a/v/navy27.html http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/1207/index.html Thank You, Art

PHIL ELSNER PH-3 RET - 06/17/99 23:21:02
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: 2786 BRIGHTON 8TH ST BROOKLYN NY 11235
: PH-3 USN,RET 1`964-1967
: [1718]368-2608

Comments:
I JOINED THE NAVY IN 1964 BECAUSE I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SAILOR .I WAS SENT TO THE GREAT LAKES NTC IN AUG 64 .I WAS IN CO 444 AND I ENJOYED ALL OF IT UPON COMPLETION I WAS SENT TO ANACOSTIA IN WASH DC I WAS THERE FOR ONE YEAR AND GOT SEA DUTY . I WAS SEN TO THE USS YORKTOWN CVS 10 STATIONED IN LONG BEACH. I CAME ABOARD IN DEC 1965 WE LEFT FOR WEST PAC THAT DEC I WAS ASSIGNED TO OPS DIV AND WORKED IN THE PHOTO LAB WE DID 2 TOURS OF DUTY AND CAME BACK IN 67 I GOT OUT INAUG 67 I STILL LOOK BACK AT THOSE D YS AND I WISH WE DIDNT LOOSE SO MANY GOOD GUYS THANKS

Steven L. Anderson, JO1, USN, Ret. - 06/17/99 20:49:00
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: 9576 Hillingdon Road, Woodbury, Mn. 55125
: JO!, USN, Ret.
: 651-731-6205

Comments:
Served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1992. Duty stations include: USS Warrington, USS America, CINCPACFLT, NAS Millington, NRD Omaha, Naval Support Force Antarctica, NRD Houston and Navy Broadcast Service Detachment, San Diego. Retired into the Fleet Reserve on October 31, 1992.

Elmer S. Van Gorder - 06/17/99 19:51:04
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: 584 Barrington Road Collegeville, Penna. 19426-3405
: BM3,USN 1963-1969
: (610)489-3756Served

Comments:
Served from May 1963 to May 1969, Went to Great Lakes Recruit center,and was assigned to Navsta Midway shortly thereafter, Was transfered to Naval Schools Command Port Hueneme, California . Then I was transfered to US Naval Construction Battalion#5.There fter I was transfered to the USS Prnceton LPH-5 until being honorably discharged in June 1967.

Don Hover - 06/17/99 09:00:22
My Email:[email protected]
: 517wjeffersonstoughtonwi
: BT2
: 608 873 9641

Comments:
Served from Jan.49 to oct. 53 Done Boots at great lakes, was assigned to the CORAL SEA CVB-43 for total enlistment.we made 5 med. cruises and a shakedown to quantanamo cuba. looking for anyone from baker division.was honorably discharged 10-13-53.

Mike Manship - 06/16/99 19:49:28
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: 439 Cedar Glen Dr. Danville, IN 46122
: EN3, USN 1971-1975
: 317-745-7994

Comments:
USS Impervious MSO-449 1971-1973 USS JUneau LPD-10 1973-1975

Kent A. Stewart - 06/15/99 18:07:58
My Email:[email protected]
: 436 Foxhunt Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445
: LCDR, CEC, USNR
: 843-820-7403

Comments:
Naval Reserve member since 1987. Served with NMCB-14 as S-2A and Det. 0914 OIC (1990-94) Project Officer with EEU Atlantic Div (95-98). Current reserve assignment is with CINC South Com on the Engineering Staff. Civilian employee of Southern Division f NAVFAC in Charleston, SC since 1983. Formerly employed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wa. (1977-79). Also memeber of Naval Reserve Asso.

Arthur Iffland - 06/15/99 04:22:09
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: P.O.Box 417 Torrington,Ct 06790
: EM3 USN 1955-58 ?
: 860-496-9254

Comments:
PLANKOWNER, NOT SURE OF DATES 1955-58 USS SARATOGA CVA60

Cecil R. Pennington - 06/14/99 23:23:01
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: 110 Morris road, West Monroe, LA 71291
: FTG3
: 318-396-8243

Comments:
Finding my old friends is well worth the 20 bucks. I was on the Hollister dd788 from 70-72. Two trips to Nam. Was also on the Isabill dd869 from 72-74.. Thanks Penny my nickname. PENNY

D. Tracy Lane, USN, Ret. - 06/14/99 19:09:13
My Email:[email protected]
: 786 SE Ely St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
: EW1, USN, Ret.
: (360) 240-8582

Comments:
Class "A" School 02/76-02/77 Student USS Sample FF-1048 02/77-08/79 Steamin' Seaman/PO3 NTTC Corry Station 02/82-03/84 350 Div. Instr. USS New Jersey BB-62 03/84-02/89 LPO/Acting LCPO/Divo NTTC Corry Station 02/89-02/92 340/360 Div. Instr. USS R.M. Davis FFG-60 02/92-02/94 LPO/LCPO(A)/Intel-O USS Camden AOE-2 02/94-03/96 LPO/LCPO(A) NAS Whidbey Island 03/96-03-98 Marina LPO/Retired

Paul Hanson - 06/14/99 12:04:26
My Email:[email protected]
: Burnsville, MN
: OS3
: 612-891-5825

Comments:
Served on the USS Richard E. Byrd, 77-78, USS Mt. Vernon LSD-39, 78-80, looking for former shipmates.

Chester Kowalski - 06/14/99 02:12:40
My Email:[email protected]
: collings road, Pigeon Michigan
: USN 1942-1946
: (517) 856-3266

Comments:
Served 1942-1946 on the Uss Sturtevant DE 239 and am a plank owner of the ship. I am looking for my other shipmates.

Connie Strohecker(nee Kowalski) - 06/14/99 02:07:12
My Email:[email protected]
: Linden Michigan
: (810)735-9952

Comments:
My father would like to find anyone who served with him on the first crew of the USS Sturtevant DE 239. He would also like to know if there are any reunions planned. His name is Chester Kowalski and served from 1942-1946 and is a plank owner of the ship

Denis Kosar, SM2, USN Ret. - 06/14/99 01:37:19
My Email:[email protected]
: 10 Bethany Dr Commack, NY 11725
: SM2 USN 1961-67
: 516 543-4110

Comments:
Served on USS Harry E. Yarnell CG17 as a plank owner 1963-64. Commissioned her at Boston Naval Shipyard Feb 3, 1963. Would like to establish a reunion for at least shipmates from NY,NJ,Del,PA, RI,MA and MD. ANyone interested? Denis Kosar

Richard S. Hile,CDR.,USN,Ret. - 06/13/99 23:09:25
My Email:[email protected]
: P.O. Box 162,Paoli,Pa. 19301
: Commander,USNR,Ret.
: 610-644-5527

Comments:
NU.S.S. Lake Champlain, Viet Nam 67-68 70-71 Spec Warfae and Ops McDill AFB, Fla

william a. ancker - 06/13/99 01:09:02
My Email:Waa8080aol
: so2
: (530)873-6624

Comments:
12-26-49 to 11-22-53 uss wl lind dd-703

michael b. gulish bt3 - 06/12/99 02:45:03
My Email:[email protected]
: rr1 box 359 rural valley pa 16249
: bt3 usn 1970-1974
: 724/783/7935

Comments:
served from mar 1970 to mar 1974 went to great lakes training center assighned to uss vogr de 1047 was involved ion anti submarine operations every time the ship left port shortly after leaving voge she was in a collision with a russian echo class 11 sub and she had to be towed to toulon for repairs before she could get under way on her own powerhonorably discharged mar 74

Thomas GibbonsU.S.N.R. - 06/11/99 23:48:33
My Email:[email protected]
: 3723 Eleanor Dr. Mohegan Lake, N.Y. 10547
: G/M 3/C 1943- 1945 U.S.N.R.
: 914) 526-8054

Comments:
Served from Jan. 43 to May 1945. Went to Sampson ,N.Y.training center and was assigned to L.C.S.L #56.Was involved in Saipan, Iwo JimaAnd Okinawa campaigns.Involved in cleaning up mines in Formosa and occupation ofJapan and China.Went back to the states in May of 1945 and was honorably discharged.

Thomas Gibbons G/M 3/c u.s.n.r. - 06/11/99 22:45:31
My Email:[email protected]
: 3723 Eleanor Drive Mohegan Lake N.Y. 10547
: G/M3 1943-1945
: (914)526- 8054

Comments:
Served from Jan. 1943 til May 1945. Went to Sampson N.Y. training center. Was assigned to L.C.S.L.#56 Was involved in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns.Served under Adm. Nimitz. Occupation of China,Japan and mine cleanup in Formosa. Returned to the states and was honorably discharged in May 1945

Charles E. Nivison - 06/11/99 17:50:45
My Email:[email protected]

Comments:
WWII, 1946 USS Spokane. Looking for shipmates and stories about shipboard experiences.

Stephen P Sipe,USN - 06/11/99 17:36:16
My Email:[email protected]
: P O Box 111,Stewartstown,Pa. 17363
: SM3,USN1965-1971
: (717) 993-6648


Dennis Casey, IM2 - 06/11/99 17:21:50
My Email:[email protected]
: 960 Route 119, Rindge, NH 03461
: IM2
: 603.899.6161

Comments:
Served from January 68 to Nov 71. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, returned there to attend IM "A" School and was assigned to the Samuel Gompers (AD 37) shortly thereafter. Went on two Westpac cruises to Far East. Deployment in both cases w s in support of Viet Nam War. Got a chance to tour the ship with my family in "91. Great fun! Would be interested in hearing from other Gompers vets and/or other IM's.

Bill Pallister VF-41 '72-'74 - 06/11/99 01:36:34
My Email:[email protected]
: Chicago, Il.
: AMS3

Comments:
Served 8-70 to 6-74. VT-26-VF-41 Made '72 and '74 Med cruises aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Courtlyn Smith Phillips GM3/c - 06/11/99 00:48:01
My Email:[email protected]
: Salisbury, Maryland
: GM3/c
: 410-860-6817

Comments:
I am researching my grandfathers Naval past. I hit dead ends all the time, and thought I would try this. He served on the USS LST-634 from 12-29-43 until May 1946..please help with photos or future sources. thank You Grandson: Russell Taylor

Steven E. Botts - 06/10/99 17:33:26
My Email:[email protected]
: Lewisburg, PA
: BM3
: (570)5238-418

Comments:
Served from June 88 to February 94. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, and was sent to Puerto Rico for two years. Was then assigned to the USS Josephus Daniels as a BM3 for 4 years. Took USS Josephus Daniels to dry docks when she was decommis ion in 94. Honorable discharge in 94. Looking for anyone who may remember me or served on the CG-27 USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS. Would like to organize a reunion for all who served on the USS Josephus Daniels. Hope to hear from you all soon!

Raymond Bell USN ret - 06/09/99 10:31:55
My Email:[email protected]
: THE BELLFRY, W. LOOE, CORNWALL,PL13 2HY,UK
: AT3 USN ret 1950-53
: uk- 1503-263789

Comments:
Boot- Great Lakes NATTC Memphis Airman School & AT School N.A.S. North Island FAETUPac/FAIRBETUPac Student and Instructor

Ronald L. Curtis, DK2 - 06/09/99 04:35:20
My Email:[email protected]
: Liberty, Missouri
: DK2, USN 1973-1976

Comments:
NTC GLakes Feb'73 CC ABE1 Freddie L. Hicks, Disbursing "A" SDiego Jun '73 Instructor DKC Manibusen, NRFC Washington D.C. late '74, USS Mahan (DLG11/DDG42) pre-commissioning crew Norfolk VA./Bath Iron Works/Homeported Chaleston S.C. Discharged off of USS ahan Nov '76. Would be happy to hear from any former Navy friends.

Loretto M Drake - 06/09/99 01:51:27
My Email:[email protected]
: pensacola florida
: bmc/dv usn, RET

Comments:
Uss alamorgdo--79-80 Uss Lexington--80-85 Nasc Pensacola--85-87 Uss Sierra--87-90 Sub Base Pearl--90-93 MDSU-1--93-94 Navimfac Pearl--93-96 Was a BT1 then crossed to BMC

Dorothy M. Johnson, MSC(SW), USN,Ret - 06/09/99 01:43:09
My Email:djohn [email protected]
: Gpt, Ms
: MSC,USN.Ret. 1981-1997

Comments:
Served from Jan.-1981 to Dec.1997. Attended boot camp in Orlando Fl. Assigned to 1st duty station from 1/81-12/84 at Naval Construction Batt. Gpt, Ms. Went tad to (MS) C-School from 1/85-3/85 enroute to my next duty station NAS ROOSY RDS, PUERTO RICO 3/85 3/88. Then assigned to NATC PAX RIVER, MD from 3/88-5/91, was then transferred to USS FRANK CABLE (AS40)from 6/91-3/95. Went tad to Norfolk Va for school, eroute to NTTC CORRY STATION from 4/95 to 12/97 where i retired.

Dorothy M. Johnson, MSC(SW), USN, Ret. - 06/09/99 01:07:07


Paul Dunphy Jr. - 06/08/99 23:18:23
My Email:[email protected]
: Troy, NY
: ET2
: 518-573-8457

Comments:
USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) Decom Crew USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) 1995 to 1998

Michael Kramer - 06/08/99 00:32:43
My Email:[email protected]
: P.O. Box 225, Pine Plains, New York 12567
: RD2, USN 1963-1968

Comments:
USS Shadwell LSD-15 USS Hermitage LSD-34

Charles Edwin Bolden - 06/07/99 17:29:20
: AD3

Comments:
USS Phillipine Sea in 1954

Donald Matthews - 06/07/99 00:51:57
My Email:[email protected]
: HC31 Box 840 Ellsworth Maine
: Gunners mate
: 207 584 5149

Comments:
uss forrestal

Charlie Costa - 06/06/99 11:18:59
My Email:[email protected]
: STG-2,USN 1962-1966

Comments:
Served from Feb 62 to June 66. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Center and went on to Sonar A School in Key West, Fla in June of 62, and then to Oceanography B School in June of 63, Keywest Fla June 63. Upon graduation I was stationed in the Navfac, A gentia, Newfoundland Sept 63-Dec 64. Was transferred to Navfac, Eleuthera, Bahamas Jan 65 - June 66. Honorably Discharged in June, 1966.

DANIEL L. CALABRESE,FTA3,USN,RET - 06/04/99 18:19:14
: 319 PARKEDGE AVE TONAWANDA,N.Y. 14150
: FTA3,USN 1955-1957,RET
: (716)877-3644

Comments:
DRAFTED DEC 5,1955-ATTENDED BOOT CAMP BAINBRIDGE,MD.AFTER BOOT LEAVE REPORTED TO NORFOLK,VA TO BE SHIPPED TO GTMO FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS SALEM CA139.RETURNED TO BOSTON ON SALEM AND LEFT FOR EXTENDED MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE ON MAY 1,1956. SPENT NEXT YEAR AND HALF IN MEDITERRANEAN AS MEMBER OF FOX DEVISION AND ATTAINED 3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER RANK (FTA3) BEFORE BEING HIGH-LINED TO FLEET OILER BEING ROTATED HOME. RELEASED TO INACTIVE DUTY IN SEPT 1957 AND RECEIVED HONORABLE DISCHARGE IN 1961.

Arthur C.Smith - 06/04/99 03:00:24
My Email:[email protected]
: 1601 Woodcrest Drive , Vineland, N>J> )8361
: Seaman !st Class, 1946-48
: 609-692-1873

Comments:
Boot Camp at Camp Perry Va. 2/46-4/46 Company 101. shipped to Yokosuka,Japan and assigned to USS Nantahala AO-60. Served on this ship until January, 1948. Honorably discharged Norfolk, Va. January,1948.

CHAD D MONTANDON AMS2 - 06/03/99 18:59:01
My Email:[email protected]
: 16360 TIMOTHY LN WESTMINSTER CA 92683
: E5 7YEARS
: 714 842 8244

Comments:
FIGHTER SQ 74 DESSERT SHIELD AND STORM FIGHTER SQ 21 NAVAL WEAPONS TEST SQ POINT MUGU HELLO IM A FORMER STUCTURAL MECHANIC ON F14S . I WAS CONSIDRED ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MECHANICS IN THE COMMUNITY.

joseph B Quagliata usn - 06/03/99 18:28:25
My Email:[email protected]
: 1590 clintom #003 aurora co 80010
: e-3 usn 1984-1988
: 303-41-7528


James L. O'Brien, Jr. RM2 - 06/02/99 03:41:53
My Email:tujays @bellsouth.net
: P.O. Box 403 Harvey, LA 70059
: RM2 USNR,
: 504-368-2878

Comments:
Inactive Duty, Weekend Reserve Drills. New Orleans, Louisiana. USS Putnam & USS Hyman Active Duty June 1968 Basic Electricity School Great Lakes, IL August, 1968 Radioman A School Bainbridge, MD. January, 1969 USS Atakapa ATF-149 Little Creek, VA North Atlantic Cruise, England, Norway, Scotland, Denmark and Spain. Great Cruise, Great Memories.

James L. O'Brien, Jr. RM2 - 06/02/99 03:41:01
My Email:tujays @bellsouth.net
: P.O. Box 403 Harvey, LA 70059
: RM2 USNR,
: 504-368-2878

Comments:
Inactive Duty, Weekend Reserve Drills. New Orleans, Louisiana. USS Putnam & USS Hyman Active Duty June 1968 Basic Electricity School Great Lakes, IL August, 1968 Radioman A School Bainbridge, MD. January, 1969 USS Atakapa ATF-149 Little Creek, VA

James L. O'Brien, Jr. - 06/02/99 03:29:00
My Email:[email protected]
: P.O. Box 403 Harvey, LA 70059


James L. O'Brien, Jr. - 06/02/99 03:22:31
My Email:[email protected]
: P.O. Box 403, Harvey, LA 70059
: RM2 1967-1973 USNR
: 504-368-2878

Comments:
Inactive Duty New Orleans, Louisiana Active Duty, Basic Electricity Electronics School, Great Lakes Ill. June, 1968. Radioman A School, Bainbridge MD. August, 1968. Served aboard the USS Atakapa, ATF-149 from April, 1969 through January, 1970 with a North Atlantic Cruise. Returned to active reserve status aboard the USS Putnam, DD-757 in Algiers, LA., until discharge. Resides in Marrero, LA 70072.

George Marks, HM2, USN, KIA - 06/01/99 18:10:11
My Email:[email protected]
: Brockport, NY 14420
: HM2
: 716 637-6110

Comments:
Posthumous, application for George Marks. Viet Nam war, killed in action.

Gayle Hack - 06/01/99 13:39:43
My Email:[email protected]
: 10171 E. Hwy 190 Rogers, TX 76569
: YN3
: 254-983-5121

Comments:
I served on the USS Alstede AF-48 from May 1964 to June 1966.

Arthur C. Smith - 06/01/99 03:25:39
My Email:ArtSmith
: 1601 Woodcrest Drive,Vineland,N.J.08361
: USN 1946-1948
: 609-692-1873

Comments:
Boot Camp at Camp Perry ,Va. Feb.1946-March 1946. Troop ship to Yokosuka,Japan. USS NANTAHALA AO-60 April 1946, January 1948. Honorably Discharged Norfolk, va. 1948 .

RODNEY C. THOMPSON, USNR-RET. - 06/01/99 03:00:47
My Email:[email protected]
: 837 PINECREEK DR.,GREENVILLE,S.C.29605
: SK1,USNR,RET.
: 864-322-1280 VOICE MAIL BOX

Comments:
USS BIGELOW FROM JAN'71 - JULY '72,REPORTED ON BOARD AS A SHIP SERVICEMAN.CAME FROM BOOTCAMP AT GREAT LAKES,ILL.AFTER MY TOUR OF DUTY I WENT BACK TO COLLEGE AND FINISH AT S.C.STATE UNIV. IN ORANGEBURG S.C. I RETIRED FROM THE NAVAL RESERVES IN JAN.'96 AFTE 22 YRS. CURRENTLY I AM DIR. OF OPREATIONS AND ATHLETICS OF THE PHILLIS WHEATLEY ASSOC. IN GREENVILLE,S.C.

Gail K Wagner, RM2 USN - 06/01/99 01:08:05
My Email:[email protected]
: 939 Dogwood Hill Road West Chester PA 19380
: RM2 1983 - 1992
: (610) 344-2855

Comments:
Ntcc Mare Island, Vallejo Calf Navcams Westpac, Guam NOPF Ford Island, Hawaii Ntcc Silver Strand Coronado Calf


Richard E. Brown - 05/31/99 21:45:24
My Email:[email protected]
: 835 Pinehurst Dr., Woodstock, Ga. 30188
: AB3, USN 1962 - 1966
: 770 516 1179

Comments:
Attended NATU Philadelphia before reporting to the USS Bennington in 1963. Served in the V1 division until my release in 1966. I held several jobs during my staay including Blue shirt, Red shirt and then Yellow shirt Cat spotter. I had to stay on board sh p at the begining of the 1966 Cruise untill the ship passed its readiness test, then I was released in Pearl.

Ken Nichols, QMC, USN, Ret. - 05/31/99 21:34:40
My Email:[email protected]
: 3821 Majestic Ln., Marietta, Ga. 30060
: QMC USN, Ret.
: 770-431-8277

Comments:
Enlisted USN Feb., 1958. Served USS Graffias (AF-29), USS Paricutin (AE-18) AlSeaFron, Kodiak, Al, USS Trathen (DD-530), Navy recruiting, Charlottsville, Va., USS Constellation (CVA-64), USS Roark (DE-1053), NAVROTC Ga. Tech. Retired April, 1977.

Marvin E. Culp - 05/31/99 17:28:58
My Email:[email protected]
: P.O. Box 172830, Arlington, TX 76003
: AE3
: (817) 535-6928

Comments:
Served from 1966 to 1971 in VF 142 on the USS Constellation for one Nam tour then transferred to VAW 121, Det 18 aboard the USS Wasp


dan dove usn - 05/31/99 14:48:01
My Email:[email protected]
: pob193plainwell,mi49080
: e-3 1968&1969 usn
: 616 685 6525

Comments:
i was on the uss hollister dd788 1968 i was in chu lai,viet nam 1968 thru 1969 6 months at nsad (naval support activity detachment) 6 months at pol (petroleum oil&lubricant) i was in security in viet nam i was on the deck force on the hollister everyone called me deek or preach because my dad was a preacher then. email [email protected] cu

George D. Anderson, Jr. - 05/31/99 13:06:39
My Email:[email protected]
: 1990 Woodville Pike, Goshen, Ohio 45122-9441
: HTC, USN, Ret. 1953-1971
: 513-625-2639

Comments:
Servied on the USS Pocono AGC16,7/1954 to 4/56. USS Capricornus AKA 57, 4/54 to 11/59. USS John W. Weeks DD701, 12/62 to 1/63. USS Eaton DD510, 1/63 to 6/63. Uss Elkhorn AOG 7, 7/63 to 12/66. USS Cadmus AR 14, 12/66 to 1/69. FTG Guantanimo Bay Cuba 3/69 t 3/71. NATTC Milling Tenn 4/71 to 4/73

JOHN W. ALLEN, JR. - 05/31/99 05:20:58
My Email:% [email protected]
: 38 POLK CIRCLE, FORT OGLETHORPE, GA. 30742
: GM, 2/C PETTY OFFICER
: 706-861-3960

Comments:
USS MERTZ DD691 ANY INFO OR CONTACTS FROM FORMER CREW MEMBERS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I HAVE ALL INFO ABOUT SHIP AND I ALSO BELONG TO THE TIN CAN SAILORS. I AM NOW A VOL. AT THE LOCAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSUEM IN CHATTANOOG, TENN. I AM A RETIRED POLICE CHIEF OF 26 YEARS.

Ray E. Martin, ETC, USNR, Ret. - 05/31/99 03:23:36
My Email:[email protected]
: 102 Cavendish Drive, Cary, NC 27513-4935
: ETC, USN 1971-1981, USNR 1982-1992, Ret.
: 919-481-0662

Comments:
Smooth Seas and Calm Winds! Lets hear from USS Guam LPH-9, USS South Carolina DLGN(CGN)-37, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, Fleet Training Center ET"C" School, Norfolk, VA Shipmates! Go NAVY - Beat Army!

Reg Cassibry, CAPT, USNR (ret) - 05/31/99 02:42:14
My Email:[email protected]
: 2202 Landau Lane, Bossier City, La 71111
: CAPT, USNR (ret)
: 318-746-7549

D.Wright - 05/29/99 12:34:20
My Email:[email protected]
: 3646 Birchwood Dr.,Rogers City MI, 49779
: RD2, USN 1959-1962
: (517) 734-3796

Comments:
Served from June 1959 to Dec 1962. Went to GLNTC Co. 230, Radar "A" School ,Norfolk VA , USS Mathews (AKA96)

Joe Stanford, SKCS, USN, Ret. - 05/29/99 03:51:57
My Email:[email protected]
: Eugene, Oregon
: SKCS, USN, Ret., 1964-1984
: (541) 607-3569

Comments:
Boot Camp San Diego Co. 284 May-July 64, SK A School NTC San Diego 8/64-12/64, Adak 12/64-12/65, USS Ajax 1/66-7/68, USS O'Hare 10/68-8/69, NAS Brooklyn NY 9/69-1/71, ComNavForV Saigon (New Port Terminal) 2/71-2/72, USS Ranger 3/72-6/72, USS Ozbourn 6/72- /72, USS Mars 2/72-1/75, NSD Yokosuka 1/75-5/78, USS Wichita 5/78-6/78, USS Blue Ridge 6/78-2/82, ComFltActs Sasebo 2/82-2/83, SBU-XI Mare Island 2/83-12/83, NavSta TI 12/83-12/84

ART SMITH - 05/29/99 03:44:27
My Email:ARTSMITH
: VINELAND,NJ
: SEAMAN 1st CLASS
: 609-692-1873

Comments:
Entered Navy February,1946. Boot Camp at Camp Perry, Va. Company 101. After Boot Camp assigned to USS Nantahala,AO-60, in Yokosuka, Japan, around May,1946 and stayed on her until discharge in January, 1948.

DOUGLAS D. RATCLIFF - 05/28/99 16:26:38
My Email:[email protected]
: TROY, OH. 45373
: SKC, USNR, RET.
: 937 339 7439


Dawn R.(Rhoden) Thomas, USN - 05/28/99 15:11:39
My Email:[email protected]
: p.o. box 34 Edgerton, Ohio 43517
: MSSA 1993-1994

Comments:
Served forn June 1993 until October 1994. Had Boot camp in Orlando Florida Went to ms "a" school in San Diego In Feburary 1994 went to the USS La Salle ( agf-3) Left the service in October of that year. When Onboard the LaSalle was in Norfolk, Va


Peter Byrum - 05/26/99 11:39:50
My Email:[email protected]
: 173 S. Nardo Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
: Retired Bos'n

Comments:
I am posting this on behalf of my grandfather, Peter Byrum, who served onboard the USS Aylioin DD356 in 1935, USS Mustin DD413 in 1945, and USS Navasota AO-106. He attends the ship's reunions for each of these and would like to locate his shipmates Booke T. Washington, Phillip Brown and Woodrow Calvin Morgan. Please reply by email.

Dennis K. Bird, CWO3, USN, Ret. - 05/25/99 23:01:20
My Email:[email protected]
: 9 Westbrook Lane Palm Coast FL 32164-7817
: CWO3, USN, Ret
: 904-447-5462

Comments:
South Jersey Navy Bicentennial Company #060 (Orlando) 1975 AEA1 School NATTC Millington 1976 NPPSA SDC Det Point Mugu 1976-1978 NMPC SDC Det Dallas 1978-1979 VP-24 1979-1982 NMPC SDC Det Point Mugu 1982-1985 AEA1 School Instructor Millington 1985-19 9 NAS Sigonella 1989-1992 VP-1 1992-1995 Commander Electronic Combat Wing 1995-1996 Commander Patrol Wing TEN 1996-1998 Retired August 1998. Currently employed as Management Trainer/Instructional Developer for Florida Aviation Management Development ssociates (FAMDA) at the FAA Center for Management Development in Palm Coast, FL.

Kenneth P. Lord - 05/25/99 01:38:25
My Email:[email protected]
: PO Box 338, Williamsport, TN 38487
: NCIS/NIS, Ret
: 1-888-303-0352

Comments:
Looking for individual(s) who were involved in the early development of the MILSPEC/MILSTD requirements preferably in the WWII vintage. I am doing basic investigative research involving manufacture of pump equipment. Looking at archival issues why MILSPE was necessary, implementation, problems, etc. Contact me toll free at 1-888-303-0352. Thanks. Ken Lord, Lord & Associates.

Luz-Selenia Chastain - 05/24/99 20:04:54
My Email:[email protected]
: 7102 NW 79th Ave., Tamarac, FL 33321
: RM2 1981-1993

Comments:
Duty stations: Roosevelt Roads, NAS Pensacola, Thurso Scotland, 32nd St. San Diego. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me. My maiden name was Nieves. I tell you this because lots of ppl knew me by that name.

Luz-Selenia Chastain (Nieves), USN - 05/24/99 19:57:14
My Email:[email protected]
: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
: RM2 1981-1993


Richard Gardner - 05/24/99 00:13:39
My Email:[email protected]
: SK2,USN 1965-1968

Comments:
Served on the USS Joseph K> Taussig DE-1030. Looking for ships history after 1968. Also would like to hear from BuckleySK1 at that time. also Tim Riordan GM3 or any other shipmates

Vaughn E. Hampton - 05/23/99 19:00:56
My Email:[email protected]
: 5435 Estes Ct. Arvada, CO 80002
: S1/c
: (303) 424-6180

Comments:
Boot Camp - San Diago, CA - Company 43-363 Reported aboard 1/5/44 Re-assigned 4/6/44 after being towed back to Pearl from the Marshall Islands Invasion. USS LCI (G) 450 Commissioned 8/26/43 - De-Commissioned 6/18/46 Any Ex-Shipmates send e-mail for ships information and news of your mates.

Jim Hudson - 05/23/99 13:37:01
My Email:[email protected]
: Charleston, WV
: (304) 965-1621

Comments:
Served during WWII on the USS Lyon (AP71), amphibious force. Was at So. France, Normandy, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and took in occupation troops to Yokahama, Japan. Would like to hear from others.

Robert Cooper, USN - 05/23/99 00:41:33
My Email:[email protected]
: 1529 East 71 Street North, Tulsa, OK, 74126-1318
: YN2, 1949-58
: (918) 425-5294

Comments:
Served USN from July 49 to October 58. Boot Camp at San Diego Training Center. Served aboard 2 Tankers: USS Cacapon, USS Caliente as cook. 1955 changed rate to yeoman, assigned net tender USS Mulberry, shore duty at pentagon WDC, discharged 1958. Have ritten history of the Mulberry, and have been in contact with Net Tender historian. Net Tenders were quite unique in a lot of ways, and the stories from the crew members is like unto 'McHale's Navy'.

James W.Harless - 05/22/99 22:51:15
My Email:[email protected]
: El Cajon,Ca.
: SHC,USN.Ret
: (619)443-9278

Comments:
Enlisted in USN in Dallas,Texas November 1946,Took recruit traing in San Diego,Ca.Stationed at NAAS,REAM FIELD,served on USS OBERON KA-14for 17 months.Reenlisted at Seattle,Wash. for 6 yrs and was transferred to USS SKAGIT AKA-105. Transferred to Naval Am hib Base Coronado,Ca for nornal tour of shore duty. Assigned to USS EL DARADRO and later reenlisted and was assigned to USS ARNOLD J>ISBELL DD-869 where I served aboard her for 49 months. Transfered to USNAVAL Traing Center,San Diego,Ca.for Instructors du y as Company Co.Commander.After that tour of duty I was assigned to Sea Duty once again and served on board Two more AGC's, had limited duty at Naval Commissary store in San Diego,32nd st. was Retired in August 1966

Jason C. Dawson - 05/22/99 05:40:44
My Email:[email protected]
: Lowell, Michigan
: MSSN, USN/USNR 1987-1995
: 616-897-0258

Comments:
VP-19 & VP-46 (P-3 Patrol Squadron) NAS Moffett Field, CA (to closure 1993) NAF Misawa, Japan Diego Garcia Decommisioned VP-19, 1991

A.G.(Alex)Alexander, Jr. CDR USN (Ret)ret) - 05/21/99 20:35:49
My Email:[email protected]
: 328 Karrow Ave.Whitefish,MT.59937
: CDR.USN. (Ret) 1947-1977
: (406)862-5161

Comments:
1947-1948 NAS Columbus , Ohio USNR 1948-1950 GREAT LAKES, MEMPHIS, OLATHE, DALLAS (Worked under Chief "Spider" Webb , NAP Navy Cross Member. 1950-1951 Flight Training NAVCAD 1951-1954 VP-9 1954-1956 NAS Oakland USNR 1956-1858 NAS Hutchison, Training Command Instructor 1958-1959 NAS Corpus, Training Command Instructor 1959-1961 VP-2 1961-1963 Monterey, Student 1963-1965 USS Bennington (CVS-20) 1965-1967 NavAirSysComRep Lockheed 1967-1968 Observation Squadron SIXTY SEVEN (VO-67) 1968-1969 UCLA NROTC XO 1969-1971 COMFAIRALASKA Asst.COS(AMO) 1971-1976 NAS Brunswick,ME. 1976-1977 NWSC Crane In. 1977 Retired

Donald J Hover - 05/21/99 13:37:35
My Email:[email protected]
: jefferson st stoughton Wi
: BT2
: 608 873 9641

Comments:
Served From Jan.49 to Oct.53 done boots @ great lakes recruit training center Assigned to the USS Coral Sea May50 made 4 med cruises and was Honorably dischargedin Oct.53

W.Frank Hawkins AT1, CDR, USNR, RET. - 05/21/99 03:21:28
My Email:[email protected]
: Ten Mile, TN 37880
: AT1 1953-1960, CDR 1960-1983,USNR, Ret
: 423-334-9136

Comments:
Attended recuit training San Diego,Jan 1953, Co. 023, attended AN(p) school, Norman, OK, AT school, Memphis, Tn. Stationed at NAS Oceana, at radio transmitter shack, 54-55, FASRON (special) Hal Far, Malta, GC,55-56, NAS Norfolk,FAETULANT, 56-57. Aircrew r dioman on R4D's. Joined reserves 1957, Aircrew radioman with VP 671,P2V-5F at NAS Atlanta, GA. Received commission in 1961 and did reserve training on USS Adams,USS Agerholme, USS Charleston and spent three years on USS Soley (DD707)1967-1970 as assistant Operation Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer. Appointed as Execitive Officer of Mine Warfare Command 107, 1970-1972. Attached to other units during my career and y retired in Nov. 1983 as Commander. Would like to hear from sailors associated with Ocea a, Malta, Faetulant and MWC 107 during my time periods.

Leslie S. Piotrowski, CTACS, USN, Ret. - 05/20/99 17:29:11
My Email:[email protected]
: 5917 Iron Frame Way, Columbia, MD 21044
: CTACS, USN, Ret. 1977-1997
: 410.730.7448

Comments:
Served from Apr 77 to Oct 97. Basic Apr-Jun 77 CTA A School Pensacola, FL Jul-Oct 77 CINCPAC HQ HI Oct 77-Oct81 NAS JAX (ARFCOS) Nov 81-Jul 85 NSGA Keflavik, Iceland Oct 85-Oct 86 NTTC Corry Station, Pcola, FL (Instructor) Nov 86-Apr 90 COMNAVSECGR May 90-Jul 93 NSGA Adak, AK Aug 93-Aug 94 DCS Pentagon - Oct 94-Mar 96 DCS Ft. Meade, MD Mar 96-Oct 97. Looking for anyone who served with my uncle HM Robert Glenn Davis, USN, from 1947 to 1961 onboard the USS Salerno Bay and the USS Salem. He has d sappeared (in 1969) from Phoenix, AZ and his family wants to locate him. Please email me or call.

Leslie S. Piotrowski, CTACS, USN, Ret. - 05/20/99 15:48:25
My Email:lpi[email protected]
: 5917 Iron Frame Way, Columbia, MD 21044
: CTACS, USN, Ret. 1977-1997
: 410.730.7448

Comments:
Served from Apr 77 to Oct 97. Basic Apr-Jun 77 CTA A School Pensacola, FL Jul-Oct 77 CINCPAC HQ HI Oct 77-Oct81 NAS JAX (ARFCOS) Nov 81-Jul 85 NSGA Keflavik, Iceland Oct 85-Oct 86 NTTC Corry Station, Pcola, FL (Instructor) Nov 86-Apr 90 COMNAVSECGR May 90-Jul 93 NSGA Adak, AK Aug 93-Aug 94 DCS Pentagon - Oct 94-Mar 96 DCS Ft. Meade, MD Mar 96-Oct 97. Looking for anyone who served with my uncle HM Robert Glenn Davis, USN, from 1947 to 1961 onboard the USS Salerno Bay and the USS Salem. He has d sappeared (in 1969) from Phoenix, AZ and his family wants to locate him. Please email me or call.

- 05/20/99 03:27:51
My Email:SmithElain
: Vineland,N.J. 08361
: Seaman 1st. class 1946-48
: (609) 692-1873

Comments:
Served February 1946- January 1948. Boot camp Camp Perry Virgina, Company 101. Boarded USS Nantahala in Yokosuka, Japan, around April 1946 and left her in Norfolk Va. In January 1948.

J.E. BANE SR - 05/20/99 02:22:45
My Email:[email protected]
: 70765 S Sharon Rd Bridgeport Oh 43912
: BM2 (USN-USNR) ret
: 740-633-5597

Comments:
Looking for former crew members USS NEOSHO(AO-143) 1965-1967 served 1965-1967 1st Deck Divison med cruise 1966 would like to hear from any crew member 1st division or any other. Like to hear from J.E. SMITH was from Wellsburg W.Va.I can be reached at [email protected] if enough interested would like to set up reunion. Happy trails. JEBANESR BM2(ret)

Fred Peerenboom - 05/19/99 21:44:19
My Email:[email protected]
: Dayton, Ohio
: EN2, USN 1960-1964
: 937-256-4355

Comments:
USNTC Great Lakes Basic Training USNTC Great Lakes Engineman Class "A" School USS Cocopa ATF-101 until January 1963 US Naval Air Station Kodiak, Alaska Harbor Services Command YTB-402 Until July, 1964 Inactive Reserve Until July, 1966

Charles E Hoy, RM2, USN, - 05/19/99 19:09:44
My Email:[email protected]
: 57 Reed St., Cambridge, Ma. 02140
: RM2, USN,'63-'74
: (617)576-9653

Comments:
May '63 GLRTC, '64 USS Roberts DD-749 (Res. Trng. ship), '65 USS Henley DD-762 (Res. Trng. ship), '66 CT 'O', Pensacola, Fl., '67 USS Intrepid CVS-11, NAM Cruise '68/'69, Yards in Philly, ship then homeported in QUONSET POINT, RI. Xferred to USS WASP CVS-18 late '69, also in QUONSET POINT, R.I. and made No. Atl ntic cruise '70. Chelsea Naval Hosp.,Boston, Ma. Mar. '71, Ret. on Disability, Aug '74.

gary corter ABE-2 - 05/19/99 18:22:18
My Email:[email protected]


Roy R. Hines, Jr., USN - 05/19/99 17:02:43
My Email:[email protected]
: 250 NW CR2000, Corsicana, Texas 75110
: CYN3
: 1-800-451-5295

Comments:
Served from 1969 thru 1973. Went to San Diago, Calif. Recruit Training Center. Was sent to Norfolk, Va. to Communications school. Was assigned to the USS Peblo, but was later assigned to go to El Centro Naval Station, because the USS Peblo was captured by the North Korea. I was attached to the Naval Air Station (Blue Angles). In 1970 I was assigned to the USS Intrepid CVS-11 in Quinsit Point, RI. from 1970 to 1973. Made the Med. Cruise during 1971 and 72. We were docked next to the USS Wasp. I believe this was some of the best times of my life. Received Honorable Discharge June 3, 1973 from Quinset Point, RI. I

Michael "Jed" Hover - 05/19/99 14:49:55
My Email:[email protected]
: 12445 Ocean Gateway #10 Ocean City Maryland 21842
: EOCN 72-75
: 410-352-5955

Comments:
went to recruit training in Orlando Florida completed Seabee training in Gulfport Mississippi. Assigned to MCB 40 deployed to Guam 72-73 deployed to Rota Spain 73-74 deployed to Camp Sheilds Seabee base Okinawa 74-75 Honorably discharged from Treasure Isl nd July 75

Michael "Jed" Hover MCB 40 - 05/19/99 14:27:55
My Email:[email protected]
: 12445 Ocean Gateway #10 Ocean City Maryland 21842
: EOCN, USN 1972-1975
: 410-352-595

Comments:
went to Orlando recruit training center July 72 attended SEABEE training in Gulfport Mississipi immediately after. Assigned to Mobile Construction Battalion 40 the rest of my enlistment, was deployed to Guam 72-73 Rota Spain 73-74 camp sheilds Seabee base Okinawa 74-75 Homeports in Davisville RI and Port Hueneme Cal. Honorably discharged July 75

James L. Orebaugh - 05/19/99 03:38:28
My Email:[email protected]
: 1209 NW 198th Street, Edmond, OK 73003
: RD1, USNR, 1957-1965
: (405) 341-1758

Comments:
Enlisted USNR, Oklahoma City, December 1956. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training sumer, 1957. US Navy Radar A School, Treasure Island, 1959-1960. Assigned to USS Bayfield, APA 33 1960-61. Transferred to Mare Island Naval Shipyard to recommission USS Telfair, APA 210, October, 1961. Ship moved to Norfolk in January, 1962. Extended for Cuban Crisis and left active duty in Norfolk in December 1962. Honorably discharged from USNR in December, 1965.

James L. Orebaugh - 05/19/99 03:27:19
My Email:[email protected]
: 1209 NW 198th Street, Edmond, OK 73003
: RD1, USNR, 1957-1965
: (405) 341-1758

Comments:
Enlisted USNR, Oklahoma City, December 1956. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training sumer, 1957. US Navy Radar A School 1959-1960. Assigned to USS Bayfield, APA 33 1960-61. Transferred to Mare Island Naval Shipyard to recommission USS Telfair, APA 210, October, 1961. Ship moved to Norfolk in January, 1962. Extended for Cuban Crisis through December, 1962. Honorably discharged from USNR in December, 1965.

Joe Cajka - 05/19/99 02:58:21
My Email:[email protected]
: Fremont, NE
: USS Rathburne (APD 25), USN 1942-1945

Comments:
Am helping my father track down shipmates from the USS Rathburne (APD 25) (DD113) during WW2. He is particularly interested in finding Virgil Finnegan originally from Monona, IA. Any help would be appreciated. Please e-mail me and I will pass informat on along to my father so he can contact you! Thanks! Connie

Larry W. Wilson, EMCM(SS), USNR, Ret. - 05/18/99 23:41:20
My Email:[email protected]
: 2440 Timothy Dr NW, Salem, OR 97304
: EMCM(SS), USNR, Ret.
: (503) 581-7434


- 05/18/99 22:06:26
My Email:[email protected]
: 65 broad st. meriden conn. 06450
: ab3 usn 1955-1959
: 203 238-2055

Comments:
sered 0n the uss bennington v-1 div. 1955 t0 1958

norma slack - 05/18/99 18:19:20
My Email:[email protected]
: caddo, ok

Comments:
I am looking for my father's shipmate and very close friend. His name is Robert L. Flickenger. They were in the navy together in World War II. He called my daddy Slick. Their ship they were on was the U.S.S, J. Franklin Bell, APA16. He used to live in San Mateo, Ca. and later worked for the American Can Co. His wife at the time he was in the service was called Tooty. He has a tatoo of a Hawaiian girl in a grass skirt on one of his forearms. If anyone could help me I would sure appreciate it. Thanks

Don Landauer, S1/c-LCdr, USN, Ret. - 05/18/99 15:58:49
My Email:[email protected]
: Box 624002, S Lake Tahoe CA 96154
: S1/c - LCdr
: (530) 544-7056

Comments:
San Diego Boot Camp. USS Iowa (BB 61) 1945 - 1946. Taught PACE classes aboard 14 ships from 1990 to 1996. Was in Persian Gulf in 1991 aboard USS Arkansas Went to Mogadishu, Somalia with 1200 US Marines aboard USS Juneau. Met the greatest young men and women in the WORLD!!

Samuel Dee - 05/18/99 14:49:17
My Email:[email protected]
: Virginia Beach, VA
: OS2
: 757-459-3545

Comments:
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) 81-84 Tail end of Yard-PAC, then two deployments. USS Obrien (DD-975) 84-86 USS Midway (CV-OLD) 89-91 Assigned to OI div, was AIC on last tour on Persian Gulf Weapons Test (Desert Storm)

Alfred C. Edwards - 05/18/99 01:16:25
My Email:[email protected]
: greenville, s.c.
: usn qm3c l943-46
: 864 - 246-ll74

Comments:
Served l943 -dec.29,l945 - navy air force - transferred to reg.navy reserves - aboard uss winslow dd359 - antisub duty between south america and africa - escort commander for task force 52 guarding convoys in north atlantic to england, ireland and france - 5 round trips - honorably discharged Dec.29, l945-----

Vincent J. Cardillo Jr. RMSN, USN - 05/18/99 00:51:47
My Email:[email protected]
: 63 Foothill Drive, Lincoln Park, New Jersey 07035
: RMSN, USN 195-1959
: (973) 633-8491

Comments:
Boot camp at Bainbridge, Md. September

November 1955 Co. 442 Radio School - Bainbridge, Md. graduated 1956. Aboard U.S.S. Soley - DD 707

Norfolk, Va. from July 1956 until October 1958. Went aboard U.S.S. Sellstrom - DER 255

Newport, R.I. from Octobe 1958 until September 1959. Discharged September 1959.

Melissa Roberson - 05/17/99 20:18:38
My Email:[email protected]
: PO Box 594 Lavonia, GA 30553
: 706-356-4621

Comments:
Hi! I'm looking for anyone who severed with my grandfather Swain Roberson,SR on the USS Stockton DD-646. I can't find any good information on the Stockton and would be thankful if anyone could help me. I'm looking for pictures, stories, anything. I would ike to put a scrapbook together for my grandfather since he can't attend any reunions due to the health of his wife. Thank you.

William A Cook Qmc, USN Ret. - 05/17/99 16:50:02
My Email:[email protected]
: 2631 Willow Dr. West Lafayette, In.
: Qmc
: 1-765-463-3371

Comments:
Served from May43 to July 1967.Boots at Newport R.I. First ship was the Catclaw AN60 then Uss Macon,Vr1 and 3 in Patuxent River then USS Worcester then FTG Key West Fla to NCSO Trinidad BWI to Newport Ncso to 6th Fleet staff to Uss Remey to the Hazelwood hen to NROTC,Purdue University and transferred to fleet Reserve in July 1967

DENNIS M. DOW - 05/17/99 16:03:33
My Email:[email protected]
: 1486 QUEEN ANNE DR PALM HARBOR FL 34684
: MM1 USN RET

Comments:
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES FROM THE USS HUGH PURVIS DD709 FOR REUNIONS WE HAVE FOUND OVER 1300 SHIPMATES AS OF 5/17/99 WE WILL BE HAVING A REUNION IN CHARLESTON SC IN OCT. 1999

Gail E. Lynch - 05/17/99 06:21:56
My Email:[email protected],net
: 4800 Williamsburg Ln # 230 La Mesa Ca. 91941
: AEM /2 1952-1955
: (619) 466-0220

Comments:
Enlisted USNR 5-14-52/.4-14-53,Assigned to Great Lakes RTC,Assigned AN(P) School 8Wks,Assigned AE(A) School 19 Wks Assigned to VF-52,NAS Miramar/San Diego,Ca 1-1-94. Squadron VF-52 Assigned To ATG-1 aboard the Aircraft Carrier Wasp(CVA18) Sept,1954 and joined TF77 in Oct 1954. During our time in the fleet we flew combat air support for the evacution of the Chinese Nationalists from Tachen,Islands to Formosa. I was Honorabley discharged on 13 April 1955,and returned to my USNR-Center in Oklahoma City,Ok serving the balance of my enlistment in Inactive Reserve 5-14-60.

Nick Farnett - 05/16/99 00:32:52
My Email:[email protected]
: 103 Lynnhaven Dr North Syracuse, NY 13212
: AO2 1953-1957
: (315)458-3412

Comments:
April, 1953 Bainbridge,MD Recruit Training(Company162), Airman Prep School, Norman,OK, AO"A" School, Jax,FL. VP-34 Nas Trinidad 2/54-Squadron move to CocoSolo, Pananma. Was aircrew on EC-8 and EC-6 (PBM Martin Mariner Patrol Planes). Transferred 4/56 to ZX-11 Key West(Blimp Squadron).Honorably discharged April 1957 from Key West. Hoping to contact old shipmates.

nathan j. forant,usn - 05/16/99 00:05:00
: PO. box 373, Waterford, NY,12188
: SN 1994-1997


Dick H. Gardner,USNR.ret - 05/15/99 23:52:10
My Email:[email protected]
: Cranston,R.I>
: SK2,USN 1965-1968

Comments:
USS Joseph K. Taussig DE-1030 1966-68

Dennis M. Horn,USN - 05/15/99 12:22:56
My Email:[email protected]
: 1949 14th. St. N. E., Independence, Iowa 50644
: EN3 1960-1964
: (319)-334 2367

Comments:
Served from January 1960 to January 1964. I went to Trainging in San Diego. I then went to Barbers Point in Hawaii making box lunches for aircraft. Then I went aboard USS Falgot DER-326 home ported out of Pearl Harbor. Honorably discharged in January 1964

Robert J. Frohnapfel - 05/15/99 03:19:04
My Email:[email protected]
: 3 North Trail, Wilmington, DE 19810
: BT1, USN 1961-1969
: (302) 475-7007

Comments:
USS Northhampton CC1 !961- 1963 USS John W. Weeks DD701 1964-1969

Art Harvath - 05/15/99 01:21:22
My Email:[email protected]


Wallace Arthur Brudeli - 05/14/99 23:32:07
My Email:[email protected]
: 26320 Greensboro Dr. Bonita Springs, Fl. 34135
: Cox , USNR 1943-1945
: 941-992-2040

Comments:
U.S.S. Escambia A080

Wallace Arthur Brudeli - 05/14/99 23:29:34
My Email:[email protected]
: 26320 Greensboro Dr.


Lee S. Armstrong, ATCS, USN, Ret. - 05/14/99 20:56:17
My Email:[email protected]


Alan Hohf RM1, USN - 05/14/99 14:58:20
: CLEVELAND OHIO
: RM1, USN 1975-1988

Comments:
STATIONED AT FOLLOWING DUTY STATIONS ENLISTED/BOOT CAMP GREAT LAKES IL JUL 75 - SEPT 75 RM A SCHOOL NTC SAN DIEGO CA SEPT 75 - FEB 76 NAVCOMSTA YOKOSUKA JAPAN 1976 - 1978 NAVCOMSTA DIEGO GARCIA 1978 - 1979 USNS ATAKAPA T-ATF-149 1979 - 1981 COMSUBLANT STAFF NORFOLK VA 1981 - 1984 USS La MOURE COUNTY LST-1194 1984 - 1986 USS GLOVER FF-1098 1986 - 1988 HONORABLY DISCHARGED JULY 15 1988

Herbert Miller c/o Sandra Reed - 05/14/99 14:48:23
My Email:[email protected]
: Qulin, Missouri
: (573) 328-4308

Comments:
Wonderful sight. Still hoping to hear form one of my fathers buddies from the USS Tapahannic, or on Guam after WWII during the clean up of the islands. Herbert Miller from 1946-48 Seamen fist class. Looking for Kenall originally from Manilla, Arkansas. br>
Benny Bender - 05/14/99 03:04:38
My Email:[email protected]
: po box 542 Irving AL
: BM-3
: (344)957-2110

Comments:
Served on the USS Estes AGC-12 Jan 69 untill decom. in Oct.Then on the USS Paul Revere APA 248.

Collington Brown - 05/14/99 02:06:17
My Email:[email protected]
: 101 Bleeker st #53 newark, NJ 07102
: (718) 882-4424

Comments:
I would like to know the qualifications to enter the navy. I am an international student from Jamaica. Do I need a green card?

Van Worman, MMC(CC) USNR(RET) - 05/13/99 23:07:57
My Email:[email protected]
: Cedar Lane Farm, Midland, Virginia 22728
: MMC(CC) USNR(RET)
: 540-788-4355

Comments:
RTC 1/68-3/68, SSC GLAKES 4/68-7/68, USS Northampton CC-1 7/68-10/68, NUCSCOL Bainbridge, MD., 10/68-3/69, NAVSTA PHILA 3/69-5/69, USS Furse DD-882 5/69-6/72, NAVSTA NORVA 6/72-8/72, USS Richard E. Byrd DDG-23 8/72-12/72. Reinlisted in USNR 3/75, SMR-230 . USS Farragut DDG-3706 3/77-12/78. USS McCandless FF-8406 12/78-12/84. USS McCloy FF-1038 12/84-9/86. Special Boat Unit 20 Det. 306/307 9/86-12/95. Retired!

Geoge E. Starling Jr. - 05/13/99 21:09:02
My Email:[email protected]
: 6741 Cypress Ave., Winton, CA 95388
: SM1, USN 1978-1992
: (209)358-7094

Comments:
Served from June 78 to Jul 92. Boot camp and A school in San Diego. Assigned to USS Hepburn (FF-1055) from 11/78 to 06/82, was a company commander at RTC San Diego from 82-85. Was on USNS Mispillion (TAO-105) from 85-86, then the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) f om 86-90. Last duty station was NAS Alameda as military police. Honorable discharge in 92. (accepted Pres. Bush's "bonus for exiting" during reduction in force period)

John K. Riley - 05/13/99 20:33:25
My Email:[email protected]
: Shoreline, WA
: (206) 364-9730

Comments:
Looking for shipmates of my deceased father, William (Bill) Thomas Riley. Served on the LST 715 in Korea 1950 - 1952. He died when I was 6 months old in 1956 (still in Navy, rate Y2) buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego. Would like to get o know him through remembrances and/or pictures from those who knew him. More info. on this web page: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/9460/riley.html Thank you.

RALPH GARCIA - 05/13/99 19:35:24
My Email:[email protected]
: P.O.BOX 1345,NATIONAL CITY,CA. 91951-1345
: BM1,USN 1979-1999
: (619)425-2025

Comments:
Served from sept.1979 to sept 1999,went to great lakes rtc,then to USS JUNEAU(LPD-10)then USS BROOKE(FFG-1)then NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO CA.,then ASSAULT CRAFT UNIT ONE,then USS ESSEX(LHD-2)LAST COMMAND SIMA,SAN DIEGO CA.

EDWARD TORRES MM2 - 05/13/99 01:21:21
: 2311 Denver St. Lakeland Fl.
: MM 2 USN 1954 -1958
: 941-665 2596

Comments:
CTO3 Gregory W. Ostrander (USN) - 05/12/99 01:32:52
My Email:[email protected]
: 1720 Ala Moana Blvd #c-207 Honolulu, HI 96815
: CTO3
: 808-944-3177

Comments:
July 8, 1997 - Sept 16, 1997: Great Lakes RTC. Division 353 ship number 2. RDC's BUC(SCW) Ellis and BM2 Scott Frasier. I dont care what anyone says about bootcamp. I had a over all good experience there and meet some really great people. Some that I still talk with today. Of course it wasnt that long ago. Sept 16, 1997 - Jan 23, 1998: NTTC Corry Station, Pensacola, FL. CTO "A" school. When I arrived there I thought it was like a prison all the gates with barbed wire. I soon found out what a CT did. I also meet some great people here. What I remember ost is going to New Orleans on the weekend and the clubs which seemed to be every night. My teachers there were CTO1(SW) Craig Webb (USN) and Staff Sargent Amanda Ladet (USMC). To tell you the truth I didnt learn much there. Just the Corry station is a boring place. If you have been there you know what I am talking about. Feb 9, 1998 - Present. Head Quaters United States Commander in Chief Pacific Forces (USCINCPAC), Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. I work for the J2 RADM(S) R. Porterfield. CINCPAC is a good command I guess there could be worse places to be stationed. Were I a stationed in J212s is top heavy. 1 LCDR, 1CWO2, 1 CTOCM, 1CTOCS, 1CTOC, and way to many CTO1's to count. We support many commands with Special Intel Communications. Commands include USCINCPAC, CINCPACFLT, COMMARFORPAC, COMSOCPAC, JICPAC, USARPAC, PACA , also all ships with cryto support in port and many other users abroad. We also support technical support with router, muxes and other high tech equipment. My work space has four work sections with 7 people in each. Working a sechedule of 2days on, 1 ay off, 2 mids on, and this is my favorite part 4 days off. Now who can complain about that. I am also a volunteer tour guide on the Greatest battle ship in the world the USS Missouri (BB-63). When my tour is up here in July of 2001 I plan to join the reserves as a CTO3 if not possibly an IS3. I plan to go to college and get my degree. Who knows maybe ROTC. I know I like the navy and it needs alot of work. Maybe I can do some good. Of cour e it helps if I have something on my collar. If anyone is interested in writing to me feel free.

Thomas Collins,LT>JG. - 05/12/99 01:11:42
My Email:[email protected]
: 14900 Featherchase Drive,Chesterfield,Va.23832
: USN LT.JG.1944-1945
: 804-639-5780

Comments:
I am the son of Tom Collins, he recendly passed away and I am trying to find all about him and his ship ( LCI(L) 652 )He served in the southwest pacific 1944-45 and commanded this ship in 1945-46. I would like to get any info at all on him or his ship,E-m il me at [email protected] Thanks, Louis

David Briggs, BMCS, USN, Ret. - 05/11/99 20:42:43
My Email:[email protected]
: Cincinnati, OH
: BMCS, USN, Ret.
: (513) 251-6559

Comments:
NTC San Diego, Ca Co. 484 1963. Duty stations, USS Macdonough (DLG-8), 1964-1966, USS Boston (CAG-1) 1966-1970, USS Manley (DD-940) 1970-1974, USS Longbeach (CGN-9) 1974-1980 USS McCord (DD-543) 1980-1984. Retired 1984.


BILL DEMPSEY V.J.62 - 05/10/99 00:17:27
My Email:[email protected]
: 42 ROCKINGHAM AVE LOWELL MA. 01851
: AM2 1953 - 1957
: 978 454 4947

Comments:
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF PHOTO SQUADRON 62, OR NAVAL STATION PESONNEL FROM NAVY 103, ARGENTIA, NFLND.

Crystal L. Franklin, HM3, USN, Ret - 05/09/99 08:40:07
My Email:[email protected]
: 2823 Silent Wood Tr. #3, Rockford, IL 61109
: HM3, USN, 1989-1998
: 815-229-6139


Rick Wilder, BMC, USN, Ret. - 05/08/99 21:39:43
My Email:[email protected]
: Antioch, CA.
: BMC, USN, RET. 1959 - 1978

Comments:
Served on the USS RIGEL AF-58 1960 - 1962, USS PROCYON AF-61 1963 - 1966 PBRs 1966 - 1968 LAKE MEAD NAVAL BASE 1968 - 1969 MINEDIV 111 & 112 & MINERON 4 1969 - 1971 CINPAC 1971 - 1976 USS MOUNT HOOD AE-29 1976 - 1978

Theodore M Stratton - 05/08/99 18:23:37
My Email:[email protected]
: 19515 Suncove Ln 77346 Humble Tx
: BM2, USN 1943-1946
: (281) 852 7118

Comments:
Served from July 1943 to Aug.1946. Plank Holder on Lst508, transfered to Usnaab Datmouth England pror to Invasion, Worked whith Canadians on Juneau Beach Normandy. Assigned to Tsk-Grp 122.5 worked with the Army through Europe until VE Day. Reassisigned to Port Director Inchon korea Sept45 -april 46 Navy pullout of Korea reassigned to USS Cree ATF 84 . Battleship(Honorable)Discharge Aug 46.


Mike Walker - 05/07/99 18:20:08
My Email:[email protected]
no4: USS Dennis J Buckley DD808
Comments:
Any radioman who served from 1971-1972 are any other rating who served during this time, also any radioman who served at Message Center Makalapa at CINCPACFLT from 1969-1971. Any one who was in recruit company 778 in the year 1968.

W. Myers, ETR2, USN, Ret - 05/07/99 05:42:34
My Email:[email protected]

Comments:
Joined the Navy in August 1965, went to boot camp in San Diego, went to ET "A" school at Treasure Island and served aboard the USS Windham County LST - 1170 for the remainder of my enlistment. The Windham County was homeported in Yokosuka, Japan so we saw just about all of Asia including numerous assignments in Viet Nam. I was discharged in September of 1969.

Ron Powell, EN3, USN 1958-1961 - 05/06/99 01:28:06
My Email:[email protected]
: 653 W County Line Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040
: 215-672-4906

Comments:
Served from Jan. 21, 1958 to Mar.1961 Great Lakes Recruit Training Center Atlantic Reserve Fleet Charleston SC USS Valley Forge CVS-45 (GREAT SHIP) The Happy Valley was in the yards when I was Honorably discharged On 15 March 1961

H.W.Puller A.O.M. 3/C - 05/05/99 15:43:20
My Email:[email protected]
: 507 w.jefferson Conway,Mo. 65632
: 417-589-6040

Comments:
Enlisted 10/20/42 Richmond,Va. Boot camp at Great Lakes and assigned NATTC Memphis,Tn.A.O.M.School then aerial gunnery school Hollywood,Fl.Then to Norva for reassignment to USS Cabot CVL (28) Philadelipha Navy Yard.After going through the canal left the s ip in San Diego,Ca. Sent to moffit Field,Ca. and then to the George F Elliot to Espirito Santos,New Hebrides then to CASU 40 Efate,New Hebrides then to SBD> Squadron 65 Funti Funta Ellis Islands Hon. Discharged 1/20/47 Looking for personel from both EFATE CASU 40 AND SBD SQUADRON 65 FUNTI FUNTA, ELLIS ISLANDS DURING 1944-1945

PR1 AW P Bartlett - 05/05/99 07:20:13
My Email:[email protected]
: 1 Admin Cir NAWS China Lake Ca 93555
: 760-939-5911


Smithey Roger Uren BTFN - 05/05/99 00:38:13
My Email:[email protected]
: POBox 1602,Shelby NC 28151
: 704 480 0210

Comments:
Served aboard USS LENAWEE APA 195 from April 1957 to April 1959 as a Boiler Tender and repairman. Also served as the OILKING for the last year aboard. In am looking for former shipmates from this era. Any info will be appreciated. All boars away''''

W.B."Red"Harper - 05/04/99 13:47:08
My Email:[email protected]
: 1496 Rivercrest Dr. Vincent, Al. 35178
: 1-205-525-5156

Comments:
Looking for anyone who served at the U.S.Navel Section Base Noumea New Caledonia 1944 to 1945

Clifford Isabelle EW1, USN 1975-1981 - 05/04/99 02:04:43
My Email:[email protected]
: 1000 madison terrace acworth ga 30102
: 770-428-8445

Comments:
I served as an EW on board the USS Sellers DDG-11 during the years of 1977 threw 1981. This old can had one of the finest EW crews on the east coast. I had a great time and would like to here from shipmates or other EW sailors. A school was at Pennsacola Fl.

Neil J. Williams - 05/04/99 00:23:43
My Email:[email protected]
: 10648 sw 83rd ave, Ocala, Fl.34481
: 3522379608

Comments:
Served from august 58 to august 64 - Went to Great Lakes Training center and to Bainbridge, Md for school -was assigned CINCLANTFLT Headquarters Norfolk, Va. and then transferred to NAVSECGRUDET Naples, Italy - transferred to reserves August 1962 - Discha ged August 1964

Francis E. Whitehouse, PHCS,USN, Ret. - 05/03/99 23:45:02
My Email:[email protected]
: RR1 Box236A2 Stockbridge Cnr. Rd. Alton, N.H. 03809
: 39

Comments:
Served from Feb. 1962-1992. Great Lakes Co. 107. Operations Leading Chief USS America CV66. NISC Suitland, Md. FICPAC, Perl Harbor, HI.

http://www.navetsusa.com - 05/03/99 19:16:28
My Email:http://www.navetsusa.com


Nicki D. Cook HM3, USS Intrepid 1962-1966 - 05/03/99 00:19:17
My Email:[email protected]
: 25 S. Southampton Ave.,Columbus, Ohio 43204
: 1.614.279.2711

Comments:
Who's out there from the "Fighting I" 1962-66? H-Div. and 7th Div. muster up.


George K. Booth, SK2 - 05/02/99 14:28:36
: 41 Grist Mill Lane, Southport, Connecticut 06490
: 203 259-2022 FAX-203 255-4742

Comments:
served in USS Kankakee AO-39 from 7/67 tp 8/68 decom her in Philadelphia from April 68 to August 68 - Transfered to USS Aucilla AO-56 in9/68 and made a Med cruise in her until 5/68 - Released from active duty 5/68 as SK-2. Interested in how I might locate information about these ships both of which are decommissioned and anyone who sailed in them at those times.

Serena P. Bermudez, USN Disabled VeteranServed - 04/30/99 18:57:53
My Email:[email protected]
: 2320 N196th Pl #Q-106 Shoreline, WA
: 98133
: RM3, USN 1984-1992
: (206)362-7079

Comments:
Served from 1984 January to Dec 92. Went to boot camp in Florida. Was assigned to Navcams Westpac Guam.Was involved in passing traffic for the crisis in the middle east in 1980.Was transfered to Navcams Eastpac Hawaii and stationed at NTCC Ford Island and spent three years there. Was then sent to NavComsta Bangor Wa. Honarbly Discharged Dec 1992. Served my country honarbly and am a disabled veteran.

John Kenson McAllister - 04/30/99 04:32:16
My Email:[email protected]
: Bossier City, Louisiana
: 71111
: Merchant Mechanic Mate

Comments:
Hi, My name is Samantha McAllister and I am searching for anyone who might have known my grandfather John Kenson McAllister during WWII. He served on the U.S.S. Sederstrom and served in the Pacific, specifically at Okinawa during the war. Anyone who can remember him, please email me! Thanks, Sam

BobBell USN - 04/28/99 17:22:50
My Email:[email protected]
: 1628 rbrw Ronan, Mt
: 59864
: SK3
: 406 676 5592uss

Comments:
USS Chpiola Ao 63 61- 64 USS Markab AR 23 64-65

Andrea Kelau BM3 USN - 04/28/99 16:01:01
My Email:[email protected]
: 678 NYE circle, honolulu,hi
: 96818
: BM3,USN 1996-now

Comments:
served onboard uss shasta ae33 until decom then transferred to hawaii and served aboard uss hopper ddg 70. currently at navsta pearl


Shawn P. Wilson, TM1(SW), Active Duty- 04/26/99 14:33:17
My Email:[email protected]
: 783 S. Vine St. Marshfield, MO
: 65706
: TM1

Comments:
Enlisted in 1982 and attended Basic Training at San Diego and proceeded to TM "A" school in Orlando. My first assignment after completing training in Orlando was aboard the USS CANOPUS (AS-34).After about 4 years on board I transferred to the USS EDWARD McDONNEL (FF-1043) out of Mayport and was part of the Decommisioning Crew. After Decom I went to Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF) New London where I worked at the MK 48 Torpedo Inter-Maintenance Facility. After finishing up a little shore duty I got orders to the USS BOWEN (FF-1079) out of Norfolk. Upon leaving the BOWEN I went to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) also out of Norfolk. Once again I finished up my sea duty and Shore Duty took me to Service School Command (SSC) Orlando where I taught MK 46 "C" School and was also part of the BRAC move to Trident Training Facility (TTF) located in Bangor Washington. After Finishing up that shore duty I recieved orders to the USS Frank Cable (AS-40) where I am currently serving.

Edward Torres USN - 04/25/99 18:19:36
My Email:[email protected]
: 2311 Denver St. Lakeland Fl.
: 33801
: MN2 Ret.
: 1-941-665-2596

Comments:
Looking for any shipmates that served aboard USS Montery CVL -26 between 1954 and decommisining at Philly Ship yard from M div. Also any shipmates from M div Aboard USS Saratoga CVA 60 from 1956 to 1958 or any one that was in bootcamp at Bainbridge Maryland in Company 112 Chief BENDER WAS OUR company commander.Looking for Dewey Eavans and Gene Gonzales hope you guys are out there would be great to hear from you.

Tom Martin - 04/24/99 17:27:31
My Email:[email protected]

Comments:
served on U.S.S. Cadmus

Levi J. Salazar - 04/24/99 02:50:38
My Email:[email protected]
: 59 Radcliff Ln. Pueblo, Co.
: 81005-1937
: MMCM (SS),USN, Ret.
: (719) 564-2168

Comments:
Served from Jan. 1954 to Dec. 1974 Recruit Training at Great Lakes Served on board the following ships. USS George K MacKenzie DD836, USS Orion AS 18, USS Cony DDE 508,USS Haddo SSN 604, USS Aspro SSN 648, and USS Permit SSN 594.One tour of shore duty at an Diego Recruit Traing Command. Plank owner on USS Haddo SSN 604 and USS Aspro SSN 648. If I was young I'd do it all over again. I retired Dec.20,1974 uss


Eugene J. Beckius - 04/23/99 19:04:33
My Email:[email protected]
: 1004 12th Ave North, St. James, Minn
: 56081
: PN3, USN 1959-1963
: 507-375-7236

Comments:
Basic training at Great Lakes. Served on the USS Antietam CVS-36, USS Long Beach, USS Lake Champlain CVS-39. Served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Cuban Missel Crisis.


Stanley A. Farone - 04/23/99 02:41:30
My Email:[email protected]
Address: 236 E. Park St. Albion,NY
Zip Code: 14411
Spouse: Shirley
(Area Code) and Phone: (716) 589-7143

Comments:
USS TRUCKEE AO147 ON BOARD 1967-1969 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THE USS TRUCKEE.PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT [email protected]

Adam Miller - 04/22/99 17:42:49
Address: 5651 maud hughes rd
Zip Code: 45011
(Area Code) and Phone: 513-779-4128

William O. Wiles - 04/21/99 13:37:47
My Email:[email protected]
Address: 459 Elmwood Blvd.
Zip Code: Darlington Pa.16115
Spouse: Luann
(Area Code) and Phone: U/L

Comments:
Served as a Plankowner on board U.S.S. Whipple DE-1062 from Commissioning to August 1973. Signalman 3rd class.

Jerry "Steve" Stevenson - 04/21/99 01:12:54
My Email:[email protected]
Spouse: Ann

Comments:
Looking for shipmates of USS Elokomin AO-55 during the years 1958-1962. Particularly looking for Richard Wrote McMillan and Bob Willoughby.
Rodney F Bohl ( TEX ) - 04/19/99 18:53:04
My Email:[email protected]
Address: Austin,Texas

Comments:
Howdy- I was a BT on these three ships. Please contact me if you were on one of these ships also. USS Beale DD 471 1962-1963 USS Conyngham DDG 17 1963-1965 USS Haynsworth DD 700 1965-1966

James w. Dull - 04/19/99 01:39:01
My Email:[email protected]
Address: box 296 Ohio City,OH
Zip Code: 45874
Spouse: Barbara
(Area Code) and Phone: 419 965 2091

Comments:
USS Tolovana AO64 Feb 57 to Aug 59 Westpac tours, Taiwan Straights, home port Long Beach,CA

Daniel C . Brady, AZAR, USN, Active - 04/18/99 20:45:36
My Email:[email protected]
City and State: 247 Columbia St. Cohoes, NY
Zip Code: 12047

Comments:
I've only been in the USN for only 6 months now. I go to my new command on 04/19/99. HS2 in North Island, CA.


Bill Cook USN ret - 04/18/99 20:32:27
My Email:[email protected]
City and State: 200 east second st
Zip Code: Byron, Il
Spouse: Karen

Comments:
USS Littlerock & USS Springfiled Comsixhtfleet in gaeta from 1969 to 1973


PARICUTIN AE 18

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Mount Hood Class Ammunition Ship
    Keel Laid 7 December 1944 - Launched 30 January 1945
    Acquired by U.S. Navy 3 March 1945

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Postmarks

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USS Paricutin AE-18 (1945-1973)

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Shelton, Doniphan B. (Don), Rear Adm., USN (Ret.)

Following boyhood in Missouri, Shelton entered the Navy in 1939 as an enlisted man. He served in the battleships USS New Mexico (BB-40) and USS California (BB-44) before attending prep school and then the Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1944. He had wartime duty in the light cruiser USS St. Louis (CL-49) before completing flight training. He was among the Navy’s pioneers in night fighter operations and later served as a test pilot. Squadrons over the years included VF-1E, VCN-1, VC-3, and VC-124. He commanded Fighter Squadron 92 and Carrier Air Wing 17 the latter was in the USS Ranger (CVA-61).

He had a role in the introduction of the F7U Cutlass into the fleet. His ship commands during the Vietnam War were the ammunition ship USS Paricutin (AE-18) and the amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10). He attended the Naval War College and had several tours of duty on the OpNav staff. Included in the latter was work in the Politico-Military Policy Division, particularly in connection with Pan-American affairs. In 1973-75 he commanded U.S. Naval Forces Philippines and later served as director for plans (J-5) on the CinCPac staff before retiring in 1979. His tour in the Philippines was noteworthy because of the hosting of South Vietnamese refugees at Subic Bay after their country was overrun in the spring of 1975.

Transcripts of this oral history are available in many formats including bound volumes, and digital copies.


Tyler narrowly escapes death on the USS Princeton

On February 28, 1844, President John Tyler cruises the Potomac with 400 others aboard the U.S. Navy’s new steam frigate USS Princeton, not realizing that his life will soon be in danger. In attendance that day were political dignitaries and their guests, which included the wealthy New Yorker David Gardiner and his two daughters. The 54-year-old Tyler, a recent widower, had fallen for Gardiner’s youngest, the lovely 20-year-old Julia, to whom he had proposed marriage. She had not yet responded.

The Princetonꃊrried a brand new 12-inch, 27,000-pound cannon called the Peacemaker. The gun’s co-designer, John Ericsson, argued with the ship’s captain, who wanted to demonstrate the new weapon, over whether it was safe to discharge because he feared it had not been sufficiently tested. Days before the cruise, Captain Robert Stockton had boasted about the Navy’s new ship and armament, which he had helped design, to congressmen and reporters. He and the crew were eager to show off the cannon’s ferocity, and despite Ericsson’s warnings, Stockton insisted on firing the cannon during the Potomac cruise. The first two successful and ear-splitting volleys sent the crowd into wild applause.

Halfway through the cruise, President Tyler, below deck, proposed a toast to the three great guns: the Princeton, her Commander and the Peacemaker. Then the secretary of war asked for a third firing toward Mount Vernon in honor of George Washington. Stockton may have recalled Ericsson’s concerns or thought it best not to push their luck with the new cannon, because he initially refused the secretary’s request. In the end, though, he bowed to his superior’s wishes and gave the order to fire.

The third round proved deadly. In the worst peacetime disaster of its time, the cannon exploded, killing several aboard, including Julia’s father and two members of Tyler’s cabinet. Tyler was halfway up the ladder to the upper deck when the explosion occurred. Julia Gardiner fainted when she heard of her father’s death and, after the ship docked, Tyler whisked her off to safety in his arms. Julia’s admiration for Tyler deepened into love and they were married later that year.


Service history

Pacific, 1945–1950

After shakedown and fitting out, Mount Katmai reported to Commander Service Force Atlantic Fleet on 8 September 1945. She was then ordered to proceed to Hawaii via the Panama Canal. The ammunition ship was assigned to the western Pacific from there, arriving Leyte in mid-October 1945.

Korean War, 1950–1953

Mount Katmai was involved in normal support operation off the Pacific coast when the Korean War began. On 22 July 1950 she deployed from San Francisco to WestPac, arriving in the combat zone on 18 August. She rearmed and replenished combatant ships of TFs 77 and 95 in the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan. Returning home in November 1951, she departed again for the Korean war theater in April 1952, again supporting units of TFs 77 and 95. Back in the United States in February 1953, she sailed again for the Far East in May 1953. During this deployment, she rearmed approximately 50 ships before the war ended.

WestPac deployments, 1954–1964

Following the armistice, Mount Katmai returned to CONUS for overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. She got underway for the Far East in May 1954 for a six-month tour, the first of nine WestPac deployments in the following decade, in which she alternated service on the west coast with operations in the Far East. In December 1964 Mount Katmai commenced an extensive overhaul period, including installation of increased communications capabilities and a helicopter deck for vertical replenishment.

Vietnam, 1965–1973

On 26 February 1965, the ship departed San Francisco, underway to a new war zone to replenish 7th Fleet ships. She arrived Subic Bay on 15 May via Pearl Harbor. Within a few days, she was underway for rearming operations in the South China Sea, servicing the carrier strike groups and combatant ships off Vietnam. Operating out of Subic, Mount Katmai provided logistical support to the operating forces until late November. She departed Hong Kong on 1 December 1965, arriving San Francisco on 16 December.

Entering Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard on 17 January 1966 for overhaul, the ship returned to an operational status with Service Force Pacific Fleet on 21 March. She participated in type and 1st Fleet training operations until 1 June when she deployed to WestPac. After a short visit in Hawaii, she arrived in her WestPac home port of Subic Bay on 25 June.

On 5 July she was underway for "Yankee Station", to rearm carriers and their escorts. In addition to providing aircraft ordnance for airstrikes against North Vietnam, the ship also provided ammunition for ships engaged in support and interdiction shore fire missions along the entire Vietnamese coast.

Once more homeward bound, Mount Katmai was underway from Subic Bay on 12 January 1967, arriving San Francisco on 7 February. After overhaul in Mare Island Naval Shipyard until 19 July, and type training, the ammunition ship was ready to sail west again. Leaving San Francisco on 7 August 1967, she arrived at Subic Bay on 30 August via Pearl Harbor. Rearming operations were conducted in the South China Sea and off the coast of Vietnam with carriers and fire support ships.

Mount Katmai was underway from Subic Bay on 11 March 1968, and arrived San Francisco on 28 March. After a three-month overhaul period and type training, she left San Francisco on 31 August and arrived back at Subic Bay on 24 September. She continued to provide ammunition to U.S. and Allied combatants off the coast of Vietnam into 1973.

Decommissioning and sale

Mount Katmai was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 14 August 1973. Turned over to Maritime Administration (MARAD) she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet until sold for scrapping on 5 April 1974, to Nicolai Joffe Corp., for $243,210.


History of the USS Missouri

One of the most famous warships of the US Navy, also known as “Mighty Mo” has left her mark in military and national history of the United States in the 20th century.From grandiose construction through participation in the battles of World War II and the signing of the Japanese surrender, to significant roles in blockbuster movies, the USS Missouri became a monument of American merit and a witness of the struggle of Americans for truth and justice.

The USS Missouri was named after the home state of Senator Harry Truman, and it was the fourth warship in the Iowa class. As for the history of this ship, first drafts were done in the 1938 by the Preliminary Design Branch. Construction started in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1941. In mid-January of 1944, construction was finally completed and in June of the same year she joined the fighting. This same year was generally marked with significant Allied progression.

A massive battleship, the USS Missouri weighs in at 45,000 tons, length 207 meters, and could accommodate nearly 3,000 crew members. After modernization in the mid 80’s the maximum number of crew members was reduced to 1850 people.Maximum speed of the USS Missouri was about 60 km/h. The military equipment on board was impressive. The ship had two large groups of cannons with ranges of 32 km and 14 km, and she had installed an anti-air defense.

During the war, the battleship USS Missouri had a very important and active role. The first time when the ship participated in a fight was in a direct clash in mid-February of 1945, when she attacked Japan. The USS Missouri provided support to Allies troops during the landing on Iwo Jima, and participated in the attacks on Okinawa at the end of March, 1945. The following month, the USS Missouri was damaged in a kamikaze attack. In mid-1945, she led the fleet while disabling the Japanese army and seizing control of the Japanese islands.

After the nuclear bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan was forced to surrender unconditionally. Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamoru Shigemitsu, in the presence of General Douglas MacArthur, Chief General of the US Army and other senior representatives of the Allied Army, on 2nd September of the 1945 signed the surrender of Japan, right on the deck of the USS Missouri. With that, Japan was officially defeated and World War II was over.

After this most significant event, the USS Missouri continued her journey to Europe, where she participated in missions to strengthen the anti-communist bloc. She also participated in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953, before retiring.

That was until the early 80’s when the new changes in policy toward the Navy resulted in reactivation of the USS Missouri and modernization of the ship. She actively participated in the Gulf War in 1991. Finally, on March 31, 1992 USS Missouri was decommissioned, and was officially withdrawn from military use.

In 1998, the USS Missouri became property of the USS Missouri Memorial Association and was moved to Pearl Harbor Hawai‘i. Since then the ship has been restored and adapted for the needs of tourists, lovers of history and curious visitors.

In addition to his war history, USS Missouri has a film history too.The first film in which appears USS Missouri was “Under Siege” from the 1992.The movie “Under Siege” was directed by Andrew Davis and nominated for an Oscar for best sound and sound effects.The group of mercenaries led by CIA operative Bill Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones), with the help of the ship’s officer Krill (Gary Busey), takes control of the US warship with several dozen nuclear warheads.This action hit from the early nineties, “Under Siege” in world cinema earned $156 million, with a budget of only $12 million.

The most recent film attached to this ship is the blockbuster from the 2012, Battleship.Peter Berg directed and produced this epic action-adventure that takes place at sea, on land and in the air where our planet is fighting for survival against a superior force.

The Battleship USS Missouri has certainly earned her place in US military history. She is an impressive site to behold and an important part of anyone’s visit to Pearl Harbor. Current Security restrictions prohibit unauthorized personnel from driving to Ford Island where the USS Missouri is located. You can visit the USS Missouri on one of our Authorized Tours.


The History of The USS Paricutin - History

Written by
Vincent James "Jim" Vlach, Jr., USS Arizona Survivor

The second ARIZONA (Battleship No. 39) was laid down on 16 March 1914 at the New York Navy Yard launched on 19 June 1915 sponsored by Miss Esther Ross of Prescott, Arizona and commissioned at her builder's yard on 17 October 1916, Captain John D. McDonald in command.

ARIZONA departed New York on 16 November 1916 for shakedown training off the Virginia Capes and Newport, proceeding thence to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Returning north to Norfolk on 16 December 1916 to test fire her battery and to conduct torpedo defense exercises in Tangier Sound. The battleship returned to her builder's yard the day before Christmas of 1916 for post-shakedown overhaul. Completing these repairs and alterations on 3 April 1917, she cleared the yard on that date for Norfolk, arriving there on the following day to join Battleship Division 8.

Within days, the United States forsook its tenuous neutrality in the global conflict then raging and entered World War I. The new battleship operated out of Norfolk throughout the war, serving as a gunnery training ship and patrolling the waters of the eastern seaboard from the Virginia Capes to New York. An oil-burner, she had not been deployed to European waters owning to the scarcity of fuel oil in the British Isles - the base of other American battleships sent to aid the Grand Fleet.

A week after the armistice of 11 November 1918 stilled the guns on the western front, ARIZONA stood out of Hampton Roads for Portland, England, and reached her destination on 30 November 1918 then putting to sea with her division on 12 December 1918 to rendezvous with the transport GEORGE WASHINGTON, the ship carrying President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference. ARIZONA, one of the newest and most powerful American dreadnoughts, served as part of the honor escort convoying the American President to Brest, France, on 13 December 1918.


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