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    "The first Navy Veterans' Organization created on, and for, the World Wide Web."
    Founder Edward C. Reese,
    NCCS, USN, Retired
    NAVETSUSA

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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    Celebrating over 15 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dharribine.html
    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/founder.html
    With over 22,000 fans check us out on Facebook and say ahoy!
    http://www.facebook.com/USNVets#
    Renew Your 2013 Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Cup of Joe
    Josephus Daniels (18 May 1862-15 January 1948) was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. Among his reforms of the Navy were inaugurating the practice of making 100 Sailors from the Fleet eligible for entrance into the Naval Academy, the introduction of women into the service, and the abolishment of the officers' wine mess. From that time on, the strongest drink aboard Navy ships could only be coffee and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as "a cup of Joe".
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    The following members have renewed their dues for 2013 and beyond:
    Bill Simpson, SMC, USN, RET
    Hitchcock, Tex http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bsimpson.html
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    Cynthia J. Olson, USN
    Sierra Vista, AZ http://www.navetsusa.com/members/colson.html
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    Raymond Bettis, Seaman, NAVet
    Knoxville, IA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rbettis.html
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    Harry Friedman, CAPT, MC, USN, Ret.
    Memphis, TN http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hfriedman.html
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    Terry C Smardon, CTM2
    Palm Harbor, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tsmardon.html
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    John J. Portanova Jr, MM1, USN 1974-1984
    Poulsbo, Wa. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jportanova.html
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    Edward J. Cox, ADJ-2, USN 1966-1975
    Millville, NJ http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ecox.html
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    Bill Miller, BRCM, USN, Ret. LIFE Member NAVetsUSA
    Dover, Pa. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bmiller.html
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    Captain John R. Aitken, USN, Ret.
    Chesapeake, VA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jaitken.html
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    Doug Stearns, MM3, USN, 1966-70
    Arlington, TX http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dstearns.html
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    Ray Karpinski, RMCM, USN, Ret
    Wimauma, Fl, http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rkarpinski.html
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    Paul W. Buchholtz, HMC, USNR, Ret.
    Columbus, OH http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pbuchholtz.html
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    Harold Britton Barber, LICS, USN, Ret.
    Bethany Beach, DE. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hbarber.html
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    David P Wilson, SMC, USN, Ret.
    Burien, WA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dwilson.html
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    Warent R Gilliems, GMGC, USN, RET.
    Stamford Conn http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wgilliems.html
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    Welcome Aboard new member...........................
    SUSAN ACOSTA
    Casselbery, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/sacosta.html
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    16 September 2012

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    2013 Dues notices are in the US Mail.
     Please send in your payment using the enclosed envelope or pay on line at  http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    If you are not sure if your dues are up to date please contact Ed Reese at navapps@earthlink.net 

    Celebrating over 15 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dharribine.html
    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/founder.html
    With over 22,000 fans check us out on Facebook and say ahoy!
    http://www.facebook.com/USNVets#
    Renew Your 2013 Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html

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    My name is Dorrie Lombard Fox, my father was James R Lombard.  My Dad was the sailor whom died on the USS FLorikan, October 30, 1972, in a fire.  I never did get to meet him as my Mom was two months pregnant with me when the accident occurred. It is now 40 years later and I'm just looking for anyone whom could share some stories about my Father or pics as I don't have many.  I also have an older brother Jimmy and a sister Tracie.  Phone Number: 973-534-3389  dfox7@mac.com
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    The following members have renewed their dues for 2013 and beyond:
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    Frank Jones, Cdr., USN, Ret.
    Yarmouth, ME http://www.navetsusa.com/members/fjones.html
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    Roy R. Robinson AT1 USN, Ret.
    Augusta, Ga http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rrobinson.html
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    Edward F. Fasullo, DK3, US Navy
    GARDEN CITY, NY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/efasullo.html
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    Dan Heffner, SN/YN, USN 1960-1962 USNR 1959, 1960-1962, 1963-65
    Wickenburg, AZ 85390 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dheffner.html
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    John R. Burns, IC3, USN 1965-1969
    Miamisburg, Ohio http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jburns.html
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    Tom McLuckie, RMCS-USN-Retired
    Oceanside, CA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tmcluckie.html
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    Jack De Merit, LIC, USNR, Ret.
    Lawndale, CA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jdemerit.html
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    Edward B. Barger, Jr., LCDR USN (Ret) LIFE Member
    Golconda, IL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ebarger.html
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    CDR Gilman R. Carlson, USN (Ret)
    Camden, ME www.navetsusa.com/members/gcarlson.html
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    Edward Witt
    Oak Harbor, WA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ewitt.html
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    Dave Linja, MMCM ( SW) 1980-2010
    Chesapeake, Va http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dlinja.html
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    Jerome J Steffek, AT3, USN 1967-1971
    Akron, Oh http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jsteffek.html
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    Herbert W. Osborn, ADJ3
    AXTELL TX http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hosborn.html
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    Dennis K. Roach, Capt., USN, ret.
    Hamlin, NY http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/droach.html
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    Robert O. Holmes, CDR., USN, Ret.
    Chesapeake, VA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rholmes.html
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    Frank J. Seeley Jr., SFP2, US Navy
    Blairstown, NJ  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/fseeley.html
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    WILLIAM S HOVAN, SFM2, NAVet
    WARREN OHIO http://www.navetsusa.com/members/whovan.html
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    Albert A. "Butch" Weghorst, RM-3 USN 1963-1969
    Houston, Tx  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/aweghorst.html
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    Nelson N. Childs, MM1 1951-1955
    Hastings on Hudson N.Y. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/nchilds.html
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    Art Dalton, CUCM, USN, RET
    Sanford, ME http://www.navetsusa.com/members/adalton.html
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    Homer C Murray 
    Philadelphia, PA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hmurray.html
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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or online by credit card or check .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2013) 
    Two Years . . . 35.00 (expires December 2014)
    Three Years ... $50.00 (expires December 2015
    or . . . . . .
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html ......

    Your Age     One time fee for Life Membership
    up to 30........$245 
    31 to 40........$225 
    41 to 50........$200 
    51 to 60........$175 
    61 to 70........$140 
    71 to 80........$105 
    over 80.........$ 60 
    Pay dues here   http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html 
    US Mail your check payable to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, Key West 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, FL 33045-2903 
    or New Members after filling out the application (  http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html ) pay on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Naval History 
    Welcome to NAVETSUSA Naval History Site. The NAVETSUSA Preamble reads: As members of NAVETSUSA, we affiliate ourselves together, pledging our allegiance to the United States of America, and faithfulness to its Government, Constitution and Laws. Our objectives are to develop and promote comradeship among our members; to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history; and to support and endorse the character, substance and essence of our Navy, through knowledge of the Internet and use of the World Wide Web.

    This site has been designed with contributions from our members, to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history. Click here for more
    2013 dues are due. Renew Your 2013  Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html 
    If you are not sure if your dues are up to date please contact me at navapps@earthlink.net 
    Fair Winds and Following Seas! 
    ~ed reese 585 766-5013
    ********
    7 September 2012 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    2013 Dues notices are in the US Mail. Please send in your payment using the enclosed envelope or pay on line at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    If you are not sure if your dues are up to date please contact Ed Reese at navapps@earthlink.net 

    Celebrating over 15 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dharribine.html
    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/founder.html
    With over 22,000 fans check us out on Facebook and say ahoy!
    http://www.facebook.com/USNVets#
    Renew Your 2013 Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Shipmates,

    Fifteen years ago, when we first started NAVetsUSA, Barry ( http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bcruikshank.html )
    was one of the most enthusiastic person I have ever had the privilege of knowing.  He was my
    assistant ship's writer for our online newsletter 'The Shipmate.'  He was always
    eagerly offering to help me out in the preparation of the newsletter.  In addition
    to that he was an outstanding individual and a true blue Sailor.  I had lost touch with
    him over the yearsand just found out from our leader and founder of NAVetsUSA
    MCPO Ed Reese that Barry had passed away in 2006.

    Rest in peace, my dear friend and shipmate.

    Don Harribine
    Editor,
    The Shipmate
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    The following members have renewed their dues for 2013 and beyond:

    Frederick J.(Ted) Rising, BUC, USN, Ret New Life Member
    Pahrump, http://www.navetsusa.com/members/frising.html
    Roger Weymans Jr., CTR3, US Navy
    Bradenton, Fl http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rweymans.html
    Guy A. Schneider, HT2. USN 1971-1975{END FIELD}
    Miller Place, New York http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gschneider.html
    William F Short, Jr., SK2, USN
    Wadesboro, NC  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wshort.html
    2013 Dues notices are in the US Mail. Please send in your payment using the enclosed envelope or pay on line at  http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html

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    We are opening the Print shop aboard the world famous USS Midway for 
    limited tours.   We have developed talking points for the remaining 
    equipment in the space.

    We are interested in info about how many  LI s worked in the X-2 
    division and what were the normal seniority/age of the crew members 
    involved assigned to work in the print shop.

    Maybe you can quiz your folks that may have served in Midway class 
    ships( CV 41,42,43) between 1945 and 1991.
    all the best,   Jon Ryan ,   USS Midway Museum CV-41

    Jon d Ryan 
    Email Addresses: jon@spacelink.com
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    The following new members have joined Navy Veterans of the USA:
    Richard H. Kerr, LCDR, USN, Ret Life Member
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rkerr.html
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    Thomas W. Vormbrock, CSCS, USN/RET Life Member
    Griswold, CT http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tvormbrock.html
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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, 
    or online by credit card or check .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2013) 
    Two Years . . . 35.00 (expires December 2014) 
    Three Years ... $50.00 (expires December 2015) 
    or . . . . . .
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 

    Your Age     One time fee for Life Membership
    up to 30........$245 
    31 to 40........$225 
    41 to 50........$200 
    51 to 60........$175 
    61 to 70........$140 
    71 to 80........$105 
    over 80.........$ 60 

    US Mail your check payable to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, Key West 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, FL 33045-2903 
    or New Members after filling out the application (  http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html ) pay on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Naval History 
    Welcome to NAVETSUSA Naval History Site. The NAVETSUSA Preamble reads: As members of NAVETSUSA, we affiliate ourselves together, pledging our allegiance to the United States of America, and faithfulness to its Government, Constitution and Laws. Our objectives are to develop and promote comradeship among our members; to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history; and to support and endorse the character, substance and essence of our Navy, through knowledge of the Internet and use of the World Wide Web.

    This site has been designed with contributions from our members, to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history. Click here for more
    2013 dues are due. Renew Your 2013  Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html 
    If you are not sure if your dues are up to date please contact me at navapps@earthlink.net 
    Fair Winds and Following Seas! 
    ~ed reese 585 766-5013
    *************
    23 August 2012 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    Celebrating over 15 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dharribine.html
    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/founder.html
    With over 22,000 fans check us out on Facebook and say ahoy!
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Navy-Veterans-of-the-United-States-of-America/62699852861?ref=ts
    Renew Your 2012 Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Naval History 
    Welcome to NAVETSUSA Naval History Site. The NAVETSUSA Preamble reads: As members of NAVETSUSA, we affiliate ourselves together, pledging our allegiance to the United States of America, and faithfulness to its Government, Constitution and Laws. Our objectives are to develop and promote comradeship among our members; to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history; and to support and endorse the character, substance and essence of our Navy, through knowledge of the Internet and use of the World Wide Web.

    This site has been designed with contributions from our members, to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history. Click here for more
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    2012 dues are due. Renew Your 2012 Membership here http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    If you are not sure if your dues are up to date please contact me at navapps@earthlink.net 

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     E.A. King III [mailto:rexking3@gmail.com] 
    Angry Sea

    I joined the Navy in 1965, I served on three Destroyers (2Built in WW-II), River Boats, FMF (Fleet Marine Force) in Vietnam, and later Submarines. Of all my time at sea, nothing scared me more than "Angry Seas" while on board a Destroyer. For those who are not familiar with the term "Angry Seas," click on the link below and watch the video. I have no words that could describe what you are watching. The video cannot convey the unbelievable fear, incredible noise, nor can words describe just how bad Sea Sickness can be. 

    During WW-II ADM Bill Halsey was almost brought up on charges, when he directed the Third Fleet into a Severe Storm. The waves were so high, three Destroyers were lost with all hands. Witnesses said, the Destroyers couldn't top a wave, and the bow went into a wave, causing the destroyer to go straight to the bottom. They said the Destroyers drove into the wave and disappeared. ADM Halsey was cleared, because the weather reports received from San Francisco, didn't have a good fix on the storm. 

    God Bless,
    Rex
    E.A. "Rex" King, III
    Amateur Radio: W5EAK
    W5EAK@arrl.net
    Sent from my iPad 2
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    Hi Ed,
    I am  not sure if my dues is up to date or not sorry for not keeping my records straight.
    Hope you have a Happy healthy and prosperous New Year.

    Bill Mahoney
    EWC(SW)  USN(Ret)
    8866 Center Point Dr.
    Baldwinsville, NY 13027

    Chief, you are paid up thru Dec 2013.
    If you want to join the ranks of our life members you can at  http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html 
    There is a list of life members just scroll down at  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html

    Thanks for asking
    ~ed 

    The following new members have joined Navy Veterans of the USA:
    Walter De Felice, QMCS, USN, Ret. LIFE Member
    San Diego, CA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wdefelice.html
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    LCDR(SW) Donald C Richardson USN/RET Life Member
    Southington http://www.navetsusa.com/members/drichardson.html
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    Thomas R. Parish
    Queen Creek http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tparish.html
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    Vance A. Smith
    Prospect, KY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/vsmith.html
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    Dave Linja, MMCM ( SW) 1980-2010
    Chesapeake Va http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dlinja.html
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    Don Robison, Great Lakes, IL Training Center 1983-1987
    DULUTH, MN http://www.navetsusa.com/members/drobison.html
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    Thomas (Chet) Mehsling, AD1, USN 1975-1981
    Byers, CO http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tmehsling.html
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    Jim Amadio, AOCS, USN 1966-1989
    Henderson, NV http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jamadio.html
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    Rhett Sandefur, AMS3
    Springtown, Texas http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rsandefur.html
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    Dan Currier
    PT. PLEASANT NJ http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dcurrier.html
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    Jim McMahan, Team 2
    Tyler, TX http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmcmahan.html
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    Harold Gilbert Robinson, MSGT, USAF, Ret.
    Pensacola, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hrobinson.html
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    Roger Leroy Hull, CDR, USN (Ret.) Life Member
    Portland, OR  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rhull.html
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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, 
    or online by credit card or check .................... 

    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2012) 
    Two Years . . . 35.00 (expires December 2013) 
    Three Years ... $50.00 (expires December 2014) 
    or . . . . . .
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 

    Your Age One time fee 
    up to 30........$245 
    31 to 40........$225 
    41 to 50........$200 
    51 to 60........$175 
    61 to 70........$140 
    71 to 80........$105 
    over 80.........$ 60 

    US Mail your check payable to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, Key West 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, FL 33045-2903 
    or New Members after filling out the application pay on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    2012 dues are due. Renew Your 2012  Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    If you are not sure if your dues are up to date please contact me at navapps@earthlink.net 
    Fair Winds and Following Seas! 
    ~ed reese 585 766-5013
    *************
    20 May 2012

    Naval History 
    Welcome to NAVETSUSA Naval History Site. The NAVETSUSA Preamble reads: As members of NAVETSUSA, we affiliate ourselves together, pledging our allegiance to the United States of America, and faithfulness to its Government, Constitution and Laws. Our objectives are to develop and promote comradeship among our members; to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history; and to support and endorse the character, substance and essence of our Navy, through knowledge of the Internet and use of the World Wide Web.

    This site has been designed with contributions from our members, to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history. Click here for more
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    Sir,

    My father, John Holden Kincey, DOB: 3-15-1925, was in the Navy from 1945 to 1948 (??). He was stationed at Barin Field near Pensacola, FL. 

    While there, he played on the Barin Field baseball team. I do know the coach's name was Lt. George Shotwell. He played several years & I'm trying to get more infomation such as his uniform number (mainly).

    My father passed away 2 years ago & I'm trying to get this information for my son. Do you have any suggestions how I could find this information out? I have no idea where to start.

    Thanking you in advance,
    Kathy Kincey Wood
    Lillian, AL   36549

    The following members have renewed their membership with Navy Veterans of the USA:

    Doug Stearns, MM3, USN, 1966-70
    Arlington, TX http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dstearns.html
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    John Adams, RM3, USN
    Brookhaven Pa http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jadams.html
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    Walter M. "Pete" Reckinger, III
    Dearborn, Michigan http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wreckinger.html
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    John G. Marochi MM2, USN  1965-1968 
    St. Petersburg, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmarochi.html
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    Gordon R Barry
    Bostwick, fl http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gbarry.html
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    The following new members have joined Navy Veterans of the USA:
    Rodney D. Hays, Naval Sea Systems Command, Ret.us1767
    Lincolnton, NC http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rhays.html
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    Robert M. Christy, PO3, US Navy
    Gainesville, Fl   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rchristy.html 
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    Roger Weymans Jr. CTR3, US Navy 
    Bradenton, Fl  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rweymans.html 
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    Jimmy D. Fitch
    Blanchard, Oklahoma http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jfitch.html
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    Col Bill Nowadnick http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wnowadnick.html Life Member
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    Arthur R. Hapenney, PO1, USN, Ret. Life Member
    Norwood, MA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ahapenney.html
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    Brent Packman,  MU1,  USN  1960-1980
    San Mateo, CA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bpackman.html
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    Francisco Rocha Fort Pierce, Florida http://www.navetsusa.com/members/frocha.htm
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    Gregory R. Carney, EO2, USN  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcarney.html
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    William A. Miller
    Bakersfield, California http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wmiller.html
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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, 
    or online by credit card or check .................... 

    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2012) 
    Two Years . . . 35.00 (expires December 2013) 
    Three Years ... $50.00 (expires December 2014) 
    or . . . . . .
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 

    Your Age One time fee 
    up to 30........$245 
    31 to 40........$225 
    41 to 50........$200 
    51 to 60........$175 
    61 to 70........$140 
    71 to 80........$105 
    over 80.........$ 60 

    US Mail your check payable to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, Key West 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, FL 33045-2903
    or New Members after filling out the application pay on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    ***************************************************************************
    2012 dues are due. Renew Your 2012  Membership here 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    I joined the Navy in 1965, I served on three Destroyers (2Built in WW-II), River Boats, FMF (Fleet Marine Force) in Vietnam, and later Submarines. Of all my time at sea, nothing scared me more than "Angry Seas" while on board a Destroyer. For those who are not familiar with the term "Angry Seas," click on the link below and watch the video. I have no words that could describe what you are watching. The video cannot convey the unbelievable fear, incredible noise, nor can words describe just how bad Sea Sickness can be. 

    During WW-II ADM Bill Halsey was almost brought up on charges, when he directed the Third Fleet into a Severe Storm. The waves were so high, three Destroyers were lost with all hands. Witnesses said, the Destroyers couldn't top a wave, and the bow went into a wave, causing the destroyer to go straight to the bottom. They said the Destroyers drove into the wave and disappeared. ADM Halsey was cleared, because the weather reports received from San Francisco, didn't have a good fix on the storm. 

    God Bless,
    Rex
    E.A. "Rex" King, III
    E.A. King III [mailto:rexking3@gmail.com] 
    Amateur Radio: W5EAK
    W5EAK@arrl.net
    This is spectacular! 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=T4FIS1FnOQg
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    Fair Winds and Following Seas! 
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    7 January 2012
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    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
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    Naval History 
    Welcome to NAVETSUSA Naval History Site. The NAVETSUSA Preamble reads: As members of NAVETSUSA, we affiliate ourselves together, pledging our allegiance to the United States of America, and faithfulness to its Government, Constitution and Laws. Our objectives are to develop and promote comradeship among our members; to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history; and to support and endorse the character, substance and essence of our Navy, through knowledge of the Internet and use of the World Wide Web. 
    This site has been designed with contributions from our members, to assure and revitalize civic interest in the United States Navy and its history. Click here for more
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    Master Chief:

    The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial would be very interested in partnering with your organization.  Below are a couple of possible programs that could generate some revenue for each of our organizations:

    -          We could host a fund raiser dinner or BBQ on the ship to raise funds for each organization. 
    -          Offer a special overnight encampment aboard the Battleship for your members to spend an evening re-living a night on the ship.  We could offer a portion of the encampment ticket price back to your organization as a fund raiser.
    -          Perhaps create a special shirt, lapel pin or challenge coins that we could sell to members of each of our organizations and split proceeds.

    These are but a few of many possible programs that I believe we could coordinate and raise some funds.  If you are interested in talking about a partnership in greater depth, please feel free to email me back or call me at 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

    Jack Willard
    Sr. Vice President – Marketing and Sales
    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
    62 Battleship Place
    Camden Waterfront, NJ 08103
    856-966-1652 ext. 144
    Fax: 856-583-0110
    www.battleshipnewjersey.org
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    I am looking for any other Navy Vet who trained at U.S. Naval Training Center, 
    Sampson, New York.  January 13, 1945 - Co: 541.  My late father, Angelo J. 
    Viaros was in this group.  He left me a group photo taken on this day.  But 
    wanted to know if there are any other photographs available, around this time. 
    He served in Okinawa in 1945.  Thank you.  Lisa  (lisavhoffman@gmail.com)

    Dear Sir
    I am just checking my Reunion contacts to see if my Reunion notices are being recieved.My Reunion is for the U S S Abnaki A T F 96 for Sept 5--8 2012 in Erlanger KY. at the Holiday Inn Cincinnatti Airport.Please respond so that I know if I am using the correct e--mail contact.My Reunion and I thank you for all you do for us. 

    Joe Colombara
    720 E.Country  LN.
    Collinsville IL. 62234
    joec96@att.net 
    USS Abnaki ATF96  WW11 Korea, Vietnam
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     USS Curtiss AV-4 association web site.
    http://www.usscurtiss.com/
     Bud Norris cvnorris@att.net
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    "HAVE YOU SERVED WITH MY FATHER. BMCS.MARK A OGDEN?? 25 year Vietnam and Persian Gulf War Veteran. 
    Ships he served on as an A+ Officer: USS Bryce Canyon, RTC Great Lakes, USS Robert E. Perry, Navsub Base Bangor Wa, USS Berkely, USS Merrill, USS Mt. Vernon, Navstat San Diego, USS Jarrett, USS Ingraham. 10 SHIPS TOTAL.
    What do you remember??" 
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    Hello my name is Arthur I am in a wheelchair and I have muscular dystrophy and I am a patch collector . I am looking to get a patch or t-shirt in size 2xl from you.
    thanks
    art samel
    1700 tuckerstown  rd
    dresher pa 19025
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    Wayne L. Huston, SH3, USN 1971-1979
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    James A. Fox, EMCS(SS), USN, Ret.
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     Paul W. Buchholtz, HMC, USNR, Ret.{END FIELD}
    Columbus, OH http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pbuchholtz.html
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    Commander James E. Soliday
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    Angel Ortiz
    Garden City South, NY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/aortiz.html
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    Charles Victor Norris DC2, USN 
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    Donald D. DeViney, LIC, USN, Ret.
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    Could you please post message below on your FB Page, website, and any other social media/ blogs? Unfortunately, Facebook has initiated guidelines that permit people from posting on group pages, indicating it's spam.  However, we are trying to reach the military community in hopes that you will support a musician that is boosting morale in Afghanistan. We’d like him to hit 10,000 fans before he gets home this year! If you could assist, please copy/paste & post message below:
    Message to Post: Attn: Supporters of soldiers, veterans & families- Listen 2 this song, “Until I Get Home”: http://www.youtube.com/user/ZacCharlesMusic.   “Like” his Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/?Support-US-Army-Medic-Zac-Char?les/208394285864633?ref=hnav & sign his guest book at link:http://americanartistshowcase.homestead.com/~site/Scripts_NewGuest/NewGuest.dll?CMD=CMDGetViewEntriesPage&STYLE=extreme%2F&ENTRYID&FORWARDFLAG=true&GBID=16028468&DISPLAY=31&TARGETURL=DEFAULT&EMAILADDRESS=ENC__35500b970a0b835a10345af2f582c89e45cfc411102d06802e636f6d&EM=true&CUSTOMVALUE=false&H_H=1758228874to ensure his success in recording an album in Nashville when he gets home!
    Thanks for your assistance w/this, much appreciated!
    -The ZC Team 
    ZacCharles.com 
    zcmusic@live.com 
    "Like" Zac Charles
    Jaimee Edwards, PR Admin 
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         This man is wanted by a number of States for fraud and identity Theft. 
         If you see him report him to your local authorities. He founded a Veterans
         Association milking millions from the public. He may have moved overseas.

    5 September 2011

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA

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    Ahoy William F Short, Jr., SK2, USN, Wadesboro, NC
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    R. Stephen Crowley, FTCS(SS), USN, Ret.      LIFE Members
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    WILLIAM S HOVAN, SFM2, NAVet
    WARREN OHIO http://www.navetsusa.com/members/whovan.html
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    David C. Yeaw, HM3, USN 1962-1966
    Brockport, NY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dyeaw.html
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    Gerald R. Rutherford, AZCM, USN, Ret.
    New Port Richey, Fl. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/grutherford.html
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    Albert A. "Butch" Weghorst, RM-3 USN 1963-1969
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    CDR Gilman R. Carlson, USN (Ret)
    Camden, ME http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcarlson.html
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    South Portland, ME http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rwilson.html
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    Robert Henry Owen, IC2, US Navy
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    Marion L. Hedrick, HTC, USN Ret
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    Carl W Ellis, Jr., FTG3, NAVet
    Rumford, Maine http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cellis.html
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    Susan Clark
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    US Mail your check payable to:
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    The Shipmate 
    17 March 2011

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    Celebrating over 14 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!

    2011 dues notices have gone out to all hands by US Mail. 
    Use the envelope we provided and please send your check in soon! 
    or Renew Your 2011 Membership here 
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    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/dharribine.html
     

    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/founder.html

    We hope all hands had a great St Patrick's Day!

    Check us out on Facebook at
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    I went to NTC San Diego Feb-April 1968 company 124; BE&E and Class A EM-A school NTC 1968, USS Nereus AS-17 from Nov.1968 to Feb. 1969, USS Constellation CVA-64 E-Div. from May 1969 to June 1972 and made two Westpacs 1969/70 and 1971/72, one PSNS Bremerton overhaul June 1970/May 1971, reenlisted for Service Craft Harbor Tugs Subic Bay,P.I. August 1972/May 1974, Sub Base Repair Pearl Harbor May 1974/Dec. 1975, Civilian from Dec.1975/Feb. 1977, USS Conquest MSO 488 Seattle, Wash., NSA Sandpoint, Seattle,Wash. May 1977/May 1978, USS Moctobi ATF-105 May 1978/Feb.1981, Discharged as EM-1. I recognized a past Shipmate Bob Stultz retired ADC on this web site search and tried emailing and calling him with no contact due to non current email and phone number. Maybe someone can provide me with the current info. Jerry O'Connor EM-1, USN Feb.1968/Feb.1981 VFW Life post 11447, Subic Bay, P.I., American Legion Post 200 Belfair,Wash., FRA Branch 29 Bremerton, Wash., AMVETS Post 1 Tacoma, Wash

    Jerry O'Connor   jerryo11447@yahoo.com

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    Request assistance in trying to locate Chief Robert M. Hughes (Supply) who was aboard the ship during the year 1969. Also would like those who were aboard the BENNINGTON to contact me. I'm the historian for the association and can be reached at: 
    jkpires@uss-bennington.org Joseph Pires

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    JOINED NAVY ON MY 17 TH BIRTHDAY 9/10/1952.SAN DIEGO BOOT CAMP CO734
    SERVED ON OR AT USS STODDARD DD566 1/1953-4/1954,USS TABBERER DE418 4/1954-11/1957,USS CASCADE AD16 11/1957-12/58,GREEN COVE FLA 1/1959-1/1961,USS UNION AKA106 1/1961-3/1963,USS TIOGA COUNTY LST1158 3/1963-5/1963,WELDING SCHOOL 5/1963-10/1963,USS WILTSIE DD716 10/1963-11/63,USSPRICHETT DD561 11/1963-5/1966 MADE CHIEF NOV 1965 ON HER,USS BLUE DD744 5/1966-12/1967,USNAS KEY WEST FL 1/1968-2/1970,FLTRAGRU GITMO 3/70-12/71 RETIRED DEC 21 1971 jimshelba@bellsouth.net JIM MILLS SFC RET USN

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    The following members have renewed their membership with Navy Veterans of the USA: 

    Joseph Amico, ETM3, US Navy New Rochelle, NY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jamico.html
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    Danny J Lewis, BT3, USN 1967-1971
    Godfrey, Il. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dlewis.html
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    Charles Garciae, Jr, GM3/c, US Navy Lakeside , California http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cgarcia.html
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    Troy, NY  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/eseney.html
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    Thomas R. Elliott, EM2, USN
    Sandy Lake, PA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/telliott.html
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    Arthur C. Archer, ADC, USN, Ret.
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    Edward Witt http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ewitt.html
    Oak Harbor, WA
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    John Adams, RM3, USN
    Brookhaven Pa http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jadams.html
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    Virginia Beach, VA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pdavis.html
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    Your Age One time fee 
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    US Mail your check payable to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
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    Post Office Box 2903 
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    7 Feb 2011
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EMbwmh4Rdv8
    Watch our Youtube movie with 100's of pictures of members

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 
    Celebrating over 14 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!

    2011 Final dues notices have just gone out to 71 members by US Mail.

     Use the envelope we provided and please send your check in soon! 
    or Renew Your 2011 Membership on line 
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    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
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    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
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    Check us out on Facebook at......

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    I now am living at our Jesuit Health Care Center.  The mailing address is CAMPION CENTER, 319 CONCORD ROAD, WESTON, MA 02493.  Phone is 781-788-4718.  Email is the same.  My health has deteriorated some.  Otherwise I am fine and in good spirits.  Let me hear from you sometime. 

    Fr. Herb S.Jj.  http://navetsusa.com/members/hcleary.html
     

    I have been looking for a NATTC Jacksonville jacket patch. No luck. Any idea if they exist and where I might be able to find one.

    Mike Petersmarck michmvp@comcast.net 

    ASE 2 (68 to 72)
     

    The following member has renewed his membership with Navy Veterans of the USA: 

    Robert A Carlisle, PHCS, USN, Ret (SRChief ingore the notice that just came out)
    Winter Haven, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rcarlisle.html

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    CDR Gilman R. Carlson, USN (Ret)
    Camden, ME  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcarlson.html

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    Anthony P Marino
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    Robert Henry Owen, IC2, US Navy
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    Gerald Landcastle, CUCM, Navy Seabees 1954-1974 Life Member NAVetsUSA
    Ferndale, WA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/glandcastle.html
     

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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, 
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    Your Age One time fee 
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    US Mail your check payable to: 
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    Please send your check in soon! 
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    Fair Winds and Following Seas! 
    ~ed reese 585 766-5013
     

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    Hi

    I am the Shipswriter for the USS Fond du Lac Ship 75.  I am also the Ship’s Historian for the Yosemite Association.  I would like to get in contact with any of your crew members that served aboard the USS Yosemite AD 19.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Alan Koepke
    Shipswriter
    USS Fond du Lac Ship 75
    Alan Koepke <ajkoepke@att.net
     We are sorry to report that the following members have been reported as deceased..........

    J. N. Boone, RM2, www.navetsusa.com/members/jboon.htmlJohn E Wilson, SKCS, USN, Ret www.navetsusa.com/members/jwilson.htmlDavid C. Borggren, Sr. EM1/AE1 USNR Ret. www.navetsusa.com/members/dborggren.html
    From: RFossOct@aol.com 
    To: navapps@earthlink.net 
    Subject: Dues 
    Shipmate, I believe I threw out my dues notice.......  I guess that's what happens when ya pass 71YO!!!  Would U please shoot me another one, Thanks, Bob Foss, 

    Answer....Ahoy Bob, You can pay on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html by check or credit card.

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    or Renew Your 2011 Membership here 
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    The following members have renewed their membership with Navy Veterans of the USA:

     Harry Friedman, CAPT, MC, USN, Ret.

    Memphis, TN http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hfriedman.html

    Captain John R. Aitken, USN, Ret.

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    Herbert W. Osborn, ADJ3

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    The Shipmate 
    24 Oct 2010

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    Celebrating over 13 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!

    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/dharribine.html 

    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
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    I finally checked my website. Thank you very much. Although I retired 3 years ago and I know we are all USN, I wanted to give a nod to the USNR-TAR designation that some of us were. If it needs to be changed, please do so. By the way, the website is awesome and like I just read a comment by one of the individuals, you guys are definitely above 5 stars. ( I believe it was the comment by the person suggesting the NAVMARCOASTGUARDVets...)
    ggarchila@verizon.net German G. Archila, AD1, USNR-TAR, Ret
    Waldorf, MD 
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    I am his (name withheld) only biological daughter~He has no other "blood" relatives alive, he was adopted, and both of his adoptive parents have died since my father's death. I don't have his social securty number. How do I get his discharge papers.
    NAVetsUSA.... I recommend you go to Social Security death index. They publish the social security number of deceased at the site. Then go to the VA site with that info and ask for his discharge papers...DD-214's. You can also get a greatful nation certificate thru the VA.I did everything you suggested today, and obtained my dad's SS number; thank you again, very much~it's appreciated and I am so thankful for your assistance, time, and dedication to our Country ? 

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    51 to 60........$175 
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    Navy Veterans of the United States of America 
    Online Newsletter
    The Shipmate 
    27 July 2010
     

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 

    Celebrating over 13 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet!
     

    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret) 
    http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/dharribine.html 

    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
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    This is my annual memo to our USS Beale Crew Mates to validate 
    our crew records for emails and other current information for our 
    USS Beale DD/DDE-471 Crew Master List. 
    During the last year I received many changes of address, emails, 
    phones etc., and have some who only provided email information.

    Please complete the questions below and email
    the information to me at DaveDDG2@aol.com

    CREW MEMBER INFORMATION 

    Last Name_________________ 
    First Name _________________ 
    Nickname __________________
    Wifes name _________________

    Primary Email ________________________ 
    Alternate Email _______________________ 

    Rate and Rank While on Beale _____________________
    Dates on Beale:
    From (M/D/Y) ___________ 
    To (M/D/Y) ______________

    Street ________________________________ 
    City __________________ 
    State ___________ 
    Zip __________________ 
    Phone __________________ 

    Comments ________________________________________ 
    _________________________________________________

    If you are a relative or friend receiving Beale emails for a
    crew member, please list your information below with the
    crew member info (above) as best you can:

    Last Name _____________________ 
    First Name ___________________
    Relationship to Crew Member _________________________ 
    Do you still desire to receive these emails YES or NO ________

    If the Beale crew member is Deceased please show:

    Date Deceased: _____________ 
    Where Deceased: ___________________
    Cause of Death: ______________________

    Dave Myerly
    Email - DaveDDG2@aol.com
    5 Bush Road            Denville, New Jersey 07834-2906

    Keeper of the USS Beale DD/DDE-471 Master Crew List
    USS Beale DDE-471 RDSN/RD3 1959-1960

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    Chief Harribine, I need some clearing up on NavVetsUSA website membership.
    I've been under the impression, that it was open to all Navy, Coast Guard and Marine's, active/retired who could become a member??? If so, then why not
    make a change for what it's worth....NavMarCoastGuardVetsUSA to include
    what I'm referring to???????
    I went out with an e-mail a year or so ago....here's my message, which I don't
    exactly recall the date sent or who it was directed to...believe you Don as you
    are the Editor:
    From your last newsletter, I note some of my Navy buddies who I stay in touch with have renewed their membership.  I just want you both to know that I truly believe NAVetsUSA is the best means for Navy retirees and non retirees to include the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps to stay in touch with former service members.  I just don't rate NAVetsUSA five stars which seems to be common.  I rate NAVetsUSA ten stars . CDR Reese and Chief Harribine, you both are dedicated men and God Bless you both! 

    Chief George Cates 
    Bergman, Arkansas 
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    The following memberS renewed THEIR Member NAVetsUSA................ 

    Robert Burnell SN  USN Ret
    Farmingdale, NY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rburnell.html
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    Archie M. Mustard, Lt(jg), USNR, Ret.
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    51 to 60........$175 
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    Navy Veterans of the United States of America
    *******   Online Newsletter     *******
    The Shipmate

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children ... NAVetsUSA 
    Celebrating 13 years of service to Shipmates on the Internet! 
    ********************************** 
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret)
     ">http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/dharribine.html 

    Founder & Commander, NCCM, Edward C. Reese, USN(ret)
      ">http://www.navetsusa.com/founder.html

    2010 Dues are due (are you one of the 47 members not paid?) 
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    Dear Sir
    Will you print this reunion

    Branch-------------------- Navy
    Unit-------------------------U.S.S.Abnaki A.T.F. 96
    Dates Of Reunion----- Sept 8--Sept 11
    Location-------------------New Orleans----LA
    Contact Person---------Mike Holland
    Phone Number----------904--285--9345
    E-Mail bmcmusn@aol.com

    Subnitted By
    Joe Colombara

    Dear Sir I forgot to put in the year of this reunion it is 2010.Did you percieve it that way.Please respond
    Joe Colombara
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    Mr. Reese I am a regular user of navsource and have all the pics of Brooklyn Class CLs that are available there and from any commercial scource. Each of these ships were very different at the end of WWII which makes research very difficult. Off the top of my head I don't think Nashville was one of the Brooklyn's converted to the twin 5"/38 turrets but I will check. I will also check the museum you told me about and see what they have. Maybe they have a good pic of the trestle area of the ship which will help me w/the Savannah. Thank you for the reply. Rick ">rnm53@knology.net

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    Michael E. McFarland, FCCM SW, USN Ret
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    Robert A. Butcher, GSMC(SW), USN, Retired
    Jackson, NJ  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rbutcher.html
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    Samuel Swenson Jr. CWO4, USN, Ret.
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    Your Age One time fee 
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    Merle J. Pratt, YNC, USN (Ret.) Welcome aboard new Life member 
    Powell, OH http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mpratt.html
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    Gerald R. Rutherford, AZCM, USN, Ret.
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    Charles Garcia, Jr, GM3/c, US Navy
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    William B. Barczak, BT2, USN 1962-1966
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    James A. Fox, EMCS(SS), USN, Ret.
    Burleson, TX http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jfox.html

    Jack Reeck, Seaman, NAVet
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    Charles H. Schaefer, YN1
    McGregor, TX  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cschaefer.html
     

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    William Paul Bennett, PhD, CTR-2, USN 1959-1963
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    Fair Winds and Following Seas! 
    ~ed reese Founder 585 766-5013
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    17 October 2009

    My father was in world war two, Joseph Edward Wright from Jackson, MS. We are trying to find out what ship he was on. 

    My enail is joalting@yahoo.com
    Jo Ann Alting
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    Thank you so much for posting my message!  I have had several replies, and offers of help in my search for my father's shipmates.  Haven't found anyone he served with yet, but I'm hopeful.  Thank you again...Chrissy Wolfe (re: Frank B Wolfe, USS Barnes CVE-20)
    chrissy1960@live.com

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    My boss, Dale Hedrick is trying to locate the name of the ship his father was on during WWII.  All we have is his name, Charles Lee Hedrick, from West Palm Beach, FL.  Would you be able to direct me to a website or provide contact information of where I could obtain this information?
     Thank you for your time.

     Sincerely,

     Diane dharper@hedrickbrothers.com

    Ahoy Diane,

    Your boss can request his fathers discharge papers at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html
    These document will list any ships he may have served aboard. Find out as much as you can about his Dad. His full name may be enough but the more info the better. You may find his Social Security number at http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

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    Good day to you.  I am Karen Harribine, Donald's daughter.  Many of you may be looking for his emails and correspondence. I wanted to inform you that Dad was hospitalized on Saturday with severe stomach pains. It turns out that he will have to have his gallbladder removed as it is enlarged and he has some type of infection going on.

    It would be difficult for me to let everyone know as he has such a tremendous mailing list but somehow these email addresses I obtained through Dad on one of his emails to me.

    Thank you deeply for your prayers and thoughts as Dad gets through this. You can be sure he will be back as soon as he is able.

    God Bless,
    Karen Harribine
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      May 27, 2009

    Hello my name is Joan, I have been searching web sites to locate where my father was station and his unit. There are so many sites and hours of looking I don't have much information. But was  wondering is there any way to search for someone. I know my dad was at Normandy. He was a sailor and I know his submarine was hit.  I don't have to much information as my dad died when  I was a  little girl. I was trying to find boot camp pictures He was from New York City. I think he was sent to Samson boot camp. If there is any information you could send me on how to search for him would be greatly appreciated. I thank you so much in advance for your help. Joan

    Hi Joan,

    Sampson Boot Camp Museum (US Navy Training Center) has a large selection of Company Boot Camp Pictures during your Dad's service time.
    Maybe if you called the museum, they would try to do the research. The more information you can provide the better. If you really want to search yourself, visiting Sampson would be a great experience. If you get tired going through the books and need a break, try some of the local wine tours ( -;
    This is a link to good information about the museum and boot camp with old photos as well  http://www.rpadden.com/sampson.htm.

    Contact information follows............
    Sampson State Park 
    Military Museum Director
    6096 Route 96A
    Romulus, NY 14541-9796
    Park Office-315.585.6392
    Museum-313.585.6203
     

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    I am looking for information about the entire Talos system. Do you happen
    to know where I could find FTM 3&2 or 1&C from the 60s-70s with Talos 
    information (late 70s editions pretty much ignored Talos)? How about any 
    Talos OPs? I need more information about the missile, launching system and 
    radars. In particular, I would like to find photos or drawings of the 
    missiles with the skins off showing the electronics modules and hydraulics. 
    I remember vaguely what it looked like but it has been 37 years and the 
    memories are getting pretty fuzzy. Drawings of the 49s and missile launcher 
    are also on my list. Just about anything relating to Talos on the Okie Boat.

    Do you remember the transmitting power of the 49s in pulse and CW mode? How
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    To whom it may concern:

    I am inquiring how to find out if your website is the information and the same ship my father was on, and researching about his tour for the US Navy. Unfortunately, My Dad passed away 2 years ago and I thought I would do some research today, Memorial Day, on what ship he was on or how to put his name on crew list.  His name &numbers I have are:

    Robert M. Farwick P03 USS TOPEKA SFM3 August 1959- August 1963. Maybe you could help me decipher these numbers and help me in the right direction of division, etc? 

    I would really appreciate a reply. Thank you &Wishing you and your families well.

    Sincerely, 
    Kari firewifer@yahoo.com

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    GOOD MORNING SIR;
              I had some pictures of the barracks,mess hall, post office etc.of 1944. I had saved them to my documents and thought they had been put on my back up .So when my computer had to be restored back to when I got it I wasn't  worried .Well when I restored my computer all of those pictures are gone?? .They were of Sampson NY I was there in 1945  # 785-22-20
    Can you help 
     

       Thank You  Paul D Bennett pauld27@hughes.net
     

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    Frank Whitty 

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    FTG2(SS) Piper 1965-1967

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    Hello Mr. Reese: 

        I recently joined the organization and immediately found info needed but for some reason have been unable to pull it back up. I requested info on a flight deck fatality on board the Kitty Hawk and got two replies. Both stated there were numerous other replies on pages 31 and 32. Went to the Hawk message board but cannot find these pages or go back to them. I thought the request was from your site but am not sure now. Do you have a suggestion or another idea or even a phone number of someone who might help me. Any or all information you might have would be appreciated.

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    Steve Wagner
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    Reunion Notice

    USS SUTTER COUNTY (LST 1150)

    July 9-11, 2009

    Indianapolis Downtown Hilton, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Reunion being held with crews of USS Litchfield County (LST 901) and USS Park County (LST 1077).

    Details at www.ussparkcounty.com

    Contact Mike Williams at (650) 286-0688 or soctymike@gmail.com

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    Reunion Notice

    USS LITCHFIELD COUNTY (LST 901)

    July 9-11, 2009

    Indianapolis Downtown Hilton, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Reunion being held with crews of USS Sutter County (LST 1150) and USS Park County (LST 1077).

    Details at www.ussparkcounty.com

    Contact Don Lerche at (309) 530-8710 or coale21@verizon.net

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    Reunion Notice

    USS PARK COUNTY (LST 1077)

    July 9-11, 2009

    Indianapolis Downtown Hilton, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Reunion being held with crews of USS Litchfield County (LST 901) and USS Park County (LST 1077).

    Details at www.ussparkcounty.com

    Contact Mike Kempf at (317) 842-1229 or m.w.kempf@sbcglobal.net

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    I am Rose Ann Nolasco 28y.o. Born on February 11, 1981 at

    Formia, Latina. Daugther of Nenita Nolasco and Paul Rosemark(retired US

    navy).Formerly based and met my mother at Gaeta, Italy. I'm writing here to
    find my father who I never met. If ever you find the name in the retirees
    navy please send me an email.. rosemark_roseann@yahoo.com
    *******************
    I'm trying to locate Jeff DeRosa - his father served on the USS Drum (SS-228).

    Could you please tell me if I've found him or if you know where I can find him?

    Thanks!

    Lance Dean 
    lancedean@gmail.com

    *******************

    My name is Paul Harnett,
     

    I employed Stephen Ward for some carpentry work at my home in Alpharetta Georgia but he fell ill,  I received an email from him over 3 weeks ago that he had been in the VA hospital with heart failure and he would be in touch,  I am not interested in the work side but he has left tools at my home that are valuable and I cant contact him.  I think something may have happened to him. I do not have a contact number or an address as we corresponded by email - HT3 Stephen Ward [ganavyvet@hotmail.com]

    His navyvet homepage is http://www.navetsusa.com/members/sward.html.
     

    I would appreciate if you could find out if he is OK as I want to return his tools but also am concerned that he is OK.

     Any help in finding out if he is OK would be appreciated.

     Thanks

     Paul Harnett PhD, MBA, Bsc, ING  pharnett@bellsouth.net

    **********************

    My name is Steve Glover, and Ed Reese asked me to answer your question about the Surveyor indication following the rate.
    This individual was probably a CB (construction Battalion) volunteer, and his specialty was laying out air strips, camp sites,headquairters aireas etc. for an advanced base.
    Hope this takes caire of your inquiry

    Old Steve R/M (radio man) 3rd Class.
     Steve G.

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     Can anyone tell me what the SV6, stood for after the rating of personnel in 1944?

    Thank you

    Glenn Waters

    Hi Glenn

    V6 (Volunteer),  enlisted for duration of the war, plus 6 months to discharge at the end of war. 

    ~ed reese
    NAVetsUSA
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    My name is Andrea Byron and I am writing to you because I am trying to let Marines, dependents, Naval personnel and civilians who lived and worked aboard MCB Camp Lejeune in NC from the 1950s through 1987 that they may have been exposed to highly contaminated water. More than 70 chemicals were found in the water and many of them are known carcinogens. 

    The U.S.M.C. is asking anyone who was at Lejeune between 1957 and 1987 to register on their website at www.marines.mil.

    Anyone looking for information regarding the contaminated water at Lejeune, including an illness registry, discussion board, photo gallery and historical documents library is invited to visit the website of The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten at www.tftptf.com. TFTPTF was formed by 2 Marines whose families were exposed to the highly toxic water.

    Thank you for your time and consideration and for all that you've done in the name of freedom.

    Sincerely,

    Andrea Byron 

    andrea.byron@eigbox.net

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    Dear Sir,
      My name is Zack Methvin. I am the president and founder of the USS Forrestal Memorial. We are a non profit 501C3 organization dedicated to building a memorial display at our local airport to honor the 134 men who were killed aboard the Forrestal in the fire of 1967. We will be displaying a Navy F4 Phantom as the primary display. I am wondering if it would be possible for you to place our website link on your site? We are trying to get all the exposure we can and raise funds in the process. You can visit our page at www.forrestalmemorial.com for more info. We would greatly appreciate any assistance you could provide in this area.
    Thank You,
    Zack Methvin
     

    USS Forrestal Memorial
    P.O. Box 8147
    Longview, Texas    75602  cva59@hotmail.com

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    I am applying as the Son of a veteran of WW2. My dad's name was Rufus LeRoy "Abe" Wadley. He served in nte Naval Air Corp. during WW2. The best I can learn is that he was assigned to CASU 22 and then HEDRON 5-1 F.A.W. 5 in Boca Chica Fla. He was an Aviation Radioman 3C, V6 USNR 4-4. His plane crashed on a Carrier where he suffered 2 broken ankles. This is all we've been able to learn of his service. He passed away due to kidney failure in 1967. My siblings and I are trying to learn as many details about his service that we can. Please help if you can with contacts, websites, etc... where we can learn more.
     

    Thanks,
    Mike L. Wadley apache@nuncio.freedback.com
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    I have an ID bracelet and have been trying to find the owner or his family.

    Front:  Joseph T. Reese  651-58-23    USN
    Back:  Love Mary 1944
    Do you have any idea where I can continue my search?

    Thanks!
    Michelle mitbro@cox.net
    Your  Boat Memory In My Next Book 
     
     

    Boatsailors ---  I plan to write another book, this one of the long-promised 
     
     

    "Submarine" genre, after I finish the one I am now working on re-writing because, 
     
     

    in case you did not know, "first-time-authors" are lower than whale poop. If you 
     
     

    have any stories, from your Navy experience, in any and all boats, of amusing,
     
     

     scary, 
     
     

    heroic, 
     
     

    ill-treatment, 
     
     

    lied to, 
     
     

    BOHICA moments (Bend Over Here It Comes Again), 
     
     

    funny and/or appropriate nicknames of shipmates, 
     
     

    brushes with skimmers, airdales or jarheads, 
     
     

    PCU anecdotes,
     
     

    belly-burglars, 
     
     

    Adm. Rickover, 
     
     

    watch-standing, 
     
     

    Captain's Mast, 
     
     

    mess cooking, 
     
     

    supply SNAFUs, 
     
     

    practical jokes (such as hiding the XOs door), 
     
     

    quals, 
     
     

    ORSE or Weps exams, 
     
     

    Visiting brass,
     
     

    Home on leave or in transit,
     
     

    NQP Nub baiting, 
     
     

    bridge lookout, 
     
     

    yardbirds,
     
     

    sand crabs,
     
     

    near misses, 
     
     

    visiting ship duty, 
     
     

    unauthorized ship’s newsletters,
     
     

    drydock, 
     
     

    fishing off the pier,
     
     

    deployments, 
     
     

    shakedown cruises,
     
     

    dependents cruises,
     
     

    fast cruises,
     
     

    or anything amusing or entertaining that the Dolphin-bejeweled crowd would buy a

    book for, let me know and, with your permission, your name will be noted in the 

     bibliography of said work. Items must not compromise National Security Laws that 

     you have previously signed off on when you left the "Silent Service." Suggestions 

     for a title are also graciously considered prior to publication, and all published 

     donor stories used will get a signed copy at a special rate. I am a stage-4 cancer 

     patient, currently in remission, trying to use my bonus time constructively, and pay 

     off exhorbitant bills in order to remain alive a while longer;  and maybe, at least 

     once, buy something nice for my new and only granddaughter. To keep items from 

     public eyes, send them to my home email ---  submareener@msn.com 

     --- please don’t forget to include the code word
    "Submarine Book"  in the subject title, 
    so it won't get inadvertently deleted prior to reading and logging.  I invented 
     

    this email address to insure correct pronounciation for skimmers, Brits, and the 
     

    uninformed.  If I do not finish intended MS, then there are those that are 
     

    pre-selected that will follow my dream through publication.  Thanks and God Bless 
     

    you..... Jim, Submariner Extraordinaire. 

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    Hello,

    My father served in the Us Navy n the Korean War. He died 10 years ago and I
    am his daughter, who would very much like to locate his surviving shipmates.
    Can you please help me.
    His name is Paul Andrew Mitchell.
    He was in Co. 12, Battalion !4 in Camp Peary, Va. I found this information
    written inside of one of his books.

    Appreciatively,
    K. Paulette Mitchell pmitchell6@nc.rr.com
    *****************
    Hi,

         MY name is Carl E Graham SK1(SW) ret. I am looking to contact
    SKCM ret Ernie Dye. He served in NMCB 62 from 1981-1983. Your
    assistance is appreciated!   grahamsk1ret@hotmail.com
    **********************************
     I am a retired Navy Capt., former enlisted (AX2) and went through the AVROC program for commission.  'Ended up at SEC DEF staff and retired (I was a former A-7 Corsair Pilot)  before I shot  some of the maggots up on capitol hill!  26 years was enough after looking at the "hand writing" so to speak, and  retired.  I am a 13 year Fedex pilot  and will retire next Nov, well, predicated upon the new "government". 
    I'm in Memphis right now going into upgrade to Capt. on the 727, home is Jax, FL.  My buddy with whom I stay ( crash pad) is retired Air Force, Jim Harris  ( Skydog)

    Thanks,
    Comadore Perry skydog301@comcast.net
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    http://www.navetsusa.com/news.html takes office.
        17 December 2008


    FLTCM Rick West, (SW/SS), USN
              Fleet Master Chief
       U.S. Fleet Forces Command

    Master Chief West became the 14th Fleet Master Chief for the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in June 2007. Master Chief West was born in Rising Fawn, Georgia. He graduated from Northwest Georgia High School in 1981 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy. Master Chief West received recruit training and Quartermaster training at Orlando, Florida followed by Enlisted Submarine School at Groton, Connecticut. His first duty assignment was onboard USS ETHAN ALLEN (SSN 608) where he completed Submarine Qualifications. Other assignments include USS THOMAS EDISON (SSN 610), USS SEA DEVIL (SSN 664), Commander Naval Activities United Kingdom (COMNAVACTUK), USS TECUMSEH (SSBN 628)(Blue), and COMSUBPAC Staff (TRE Team). 

    Master Chief West was then assigned as Chief of the Boat onboard the San Diego based Fast Attack Submarine, USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN 707), completing 2 Western Pacific deployments.  The crew earned 2 Battle Efficiency “E” awards.

    Master Chief West then served as Command Master Chief in Submarine Squadron ELEVEN.  Upon completion of his tour at COMSUBRON ELEVEN he was selected as Force Master Chief (FORCM) and attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island.

    FORCM (SS) West served as Force Master Chief, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) from Jan 2001 to Jan 2004.

    Command Master Chief West was then assigned to USS PREBLE (DDG-88) homeported in San Diego, where he completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf and qualified as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.

    Command Master Chief West was selected during his tour on the USS PREBLE to serve as Pacific Fleet, Fleet Master Chief from February 2005 to June 2007.

    Master Chief West's personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Enlisted Surface Warfare Insignia, Enlisted Submarine Insignia, and SSBN Deterrent Patrol Pin.
     
     

     
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    It is respectfully requested that the following reunion notice be posted to your web site and/or your association's newsletter for our organizagtion.

    Ship:             USS BOSTON  CA-69, CAG-1, SSN-703
    Date:               July  9  -  12, 2009
    Place:              Cleveland,  OH
    Contact:           Art Hebert
    Address:           P.O.  Box 816
    City:                 Amherst,   NH   03031-0816
    Phone:           603-672-8772
    e-mail:              Secretary@ussboston.org
    Web:             www@ussboston.org
     

    Thank you,
     

    DKCS Ambrose Dzanis,  USN(Ret)
    USS BOSTON SHIPMATES, iNC.
    31 Pebblebrook
    Windsor,   CT    06095
    860-688-2058
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    Hi Chief,

     I'm looking for information about the asbestos on the USS Franklin D Roosevelt on which I served from September 1972 to December 1973.  I'm suffering from breathing problems and would like to find if it's due to the asbestos on the ships I served on.

    Respectfully, David Allen 
    hd3209@yahoo.com

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    We represent a site called, www.AsbestosNews.com Asbestos News was created to provide readers with the most important and up-to-date information on asbestos-related issues including risk factors, diseases such as mesothelioma, statistics, and more. Our main goal is to give the reader access to the resources they need when they need them most.
     
     
     
     

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    Rob Schliff
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    rob@trafficworx.com
    P: 760.494.3634
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    Sir,

    I formerly served in the US Navy (1995-02) and was hoping to find the right contact with the Coast Guard in NYC who will be escorting the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary cruise ships on Thu October 16th from Pier 90 when they get underway in the late afternoon.

    It is the final maiden voyage for the Queen Elizabeth II ship (www.cunard.com).  I rode her when I was a kid from France to the US and I'll be honest, it's a stretch but I'm respectfully requesting to sail out with Coast Guard when they escort the cruise ships out of the harbor. 

    I appreciate your consideration or who I can contact.

    V/R,

    Alex Archawski  aarchawski@hotmail.com
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    Hi. I am a Navy daughter and now a Navy Mom.  I found your site on a web search and think I have a little info that can help a few people. Overseas Navy Post Offices  there on the military records listed as numbers so to hide where you are based. My Dad was Hollandia, New Guinea USNB 3115  and Manus Is., Admiralty Islands 3205. i FOUND THESE WHEN i SEARCHED fpo ww2 codes . They are listed at a place on www.Bluejacket.com  or www.bluejacket.com/usn-usmc_ww2_location-codes.html.  This might help a lot of familys understand where there fathers and sometimes moms were. My Dad enlisted Oct. 27, 1942 and went right to work he helped build Sampson Navy base he was here 12 weeks.. His records say Reserve but he really enlisted. After this base he went to Great Lakes he was here for 16 weeks.. When at Sampson there were no class photos. There were NO DOCKS EVEN. His barracks were next to the lake and there were no See bees around. My father was a Carpenters Mate and was NEVER See bee. He is proud of this even if the See bees take all the glory . My Dad went on to help build many bases in the US. Pleasington, , Shoemaker and Treasure Island in Oakland where the Worlds Fair had been.  All before going to the islands he shipped out to the islands from Treasure Is. . Being land based he was transported on the  USS General M.L. Hersey going over and the USS. Half  Moon on a trip home to San Pedro where he was later discharged. There is very little info on the Navy Carpenters. See bees say they were part of there group. My father was not he was Navy enlisted and he says he was before the Seabees. His rate on his arm show he was Navy as well. There are a few photos of im and others at Hollandia and Lake Sentani by the Air Field. Piolets took sailors up to test out repaired planes. My father helped build the Quonset huts so everyone could stay dry and safe from the elements. He was at Hollandia in New Guinea, Manus Is. and Los Negros Island. Hollandia and Manus were the main bases for the Philipine invasions. If they weren't there we could never gone forward. The sailors were based 20 minutes outside the main base. . I have learned a lot in my search. I am looking still for his base Navy number if it was separate from the FPO number I have found. What were the Air Field pilots there who were they ?  He remembers a LABADABA I only found a name similar by Port Mosby in the South.  Do you or know of any of the numbers on the military bases in the USA ? What is "separation discharge 553." ? Thankyou for any  help you can offer. Also THANKYOU for listening. Sincerely, Mrs. Tina Pratt  momtina8888@yahoo.com   My son is Navy today. I joke often that its kind of like a "wheres Waldo," trying to figure out where he has been. I do like being able to e-mail him on ship and he can send me photos that are taken the same day it is WONDERFUL. Thankyou.

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    Edward B. Barger, Jr., RMCS, CWO-3, LCDR USN (Ret) 2 Years, Golconda, IL 62938 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ebarger.html

    John B Broach, RM3, USN, Vet 3 Years, Notasulga, AL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jbroach.html

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    Dennis K. Roach, Capt., USN, ret. Hamlin, NY  http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/droach.html

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    John S. Redick, SM3, USN 1963 Eaton, Ohio http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jredick.html

    David Allen, SK, DK, YN, USN 1971-1975 St Augustine, Fl 32092 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dallen.html
     

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    For only $20.00 per year, your free homepage is a great way to have past shipmates find you (we do all the work installing and maintaining your page).
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     HI:

    My Name is Richard Allen, Formally of Lowville, in Lewis County NY.  I came across this Militia site by accident while researching the NY Naval Militia.  I was inducted into the NY Naval Militia in March 1959 when I joined the Naval Reserve at Watertown NY.

    I have been researching for several years to find any information to provide documentation as to my being a member of that organization.  I further went on to the Active USN and retired in 1979 as a Chief Hospital Corpsman.

    If you can help me or direct me to any place  can get information, it would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks
    Richard Allen  USN Retired.

    This is the man to talk to shipmate.
    Charles A. Carroll
    518-786-4583 DSN: 489-4583
    FAX: 518-786-4427
    Email  Dejaydoc55@aol.com
    He can check the NYNM headquarters archives.

    Mean while you can join Navy Veterans USA and get your bio online too at
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html
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    Chief Don, I had no clue that you'd send my awful moments at the helm to Eddie, but I came forth with
    an e-mail saying it was added to the NaVetUSA newsletter.  Leave it to Eddie, one awesome youngster
    and a good friend, both you and he I cherish.  Frankly, I'm still baffled at so much I remember of the ship
    I served in during WWII, never knowing if I'd see Maine again. BUT, by the grace of our LORD, I did.

    You see, during my 30 years of service, I served on a couple dozen ships, CVA's, Cruisers, Destroyer Tenders, Destroyers, even a brief week on board the British Carrier HMS Ark Royale, observing flight
    ops between the Saratoga CVA-60 and Forestal CVA-59 during Operation Strikeback.  I've sailed in
    and out of Gitmo a near dozen times on those training junts. Well remember drinking lots of Hutuey at
    the Club.  Perhaps told you of drinking too much one evening, taking the wrong liberty boat to Saratoga,
    ending up on Forestal, going to what I thought was my berthing area, finding someone in my rack, yanked
    him out, accusing him of sleeping in my rack.  A fist fight broke out and we both ended up a bloody mess.
    The ships MAA's came, broke up the fight and asked for my identification. We both went to sick bay for our wounds and in the meantime, a signalman flashed a message to Sara, "We've got one of your sailors, drunk on board....come and get him!"  I later found out the Forestal sailor was a Yeoman First Class and I only a third class.  From then on, when taking a liberty launch back to my ship, I made dern sure it was going to my ship!

    By the way, I don't know if I ever invited you to go to www.navsource.org and read an article by me? Click
    on the below and it will take you right to it.

    George Cate's USS Teaberry (AN-34) article "Manicani's Anti-Submarine Net &Tenders Or Was It An Anti-Torpedo Net" 

    My warmest regards and wishing you the best.
    God Bless
    George Cates http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcates.html
     

    Fair winds and following seas!
    ~ed reese
    Master Chief

    *********
    Don, thanks for your insight on the matter.  Golly, gee whiz, it so reminded me
    of my first ship during WWII, the USS Teaberry, AN-34.  We had a 'green horn'
    skipper from South Portland, Maine.  I forget what they called those officers back
    then, but also the XO was the same.  Who did the skipper rely on to guide him ---
    our Warrant Officer Boatswain, who already had more years at see then anyone
    on board, plus to senior chief's, one a boatswain's mate and the other a chief
    radioman. Then two there were some first class petty officers that, already had been
    in the Navy over a dozen years. 
       Of course it wasn't I, who stupidly one day while a QM striker, mistakenly ran our
    ship aground while in Subic Bay. That whatcha call it box which had a handle for
    pushing forward to make the ship's propeller move the ship forward. I was standing
    behind it, my hand on the helm, when the skipper said, "All engines back!"  Well,
    my brain wasn't working that day, remind you I was in back of the box and pulled
    the level back towards me. A terrible mistake and we went backwards up on a rocks
    near the shore where we were laying a net line across the harbor entrance. By then
    the QM1 dashed into the bridge, grabbed the handle and quickly pushed it forward,
    but it was too late, the damage to our propeller had already been done.  Not only the
    skipper come into the wheel house from the starboard bridge, but others from the
    portside bridge as well.  Here I am shaking like a leaf....16 at the time and could see
    them either keel hauling me, or tossing me overboard.  Well, the good thing of it all
    was seeing we were working 24/7 and I'm sure you've experienced that work schedule
    during your time Don, we were towed to anchorage and had a few days off while waiting
    for the propeller to be removed and another put in it's place.
        I didn't feel too terrible bad as the Warrant Boatswain as a few others hugged me and
    thanked me for giving the crew some deserved rest.  I changed from QM striker, to striking
    for ship's cook and that didn't last long either.  I think I struck for every rate the Navy had
    in those days.....even Gunner's Mate, but was talked out of that. 
       This might be something to be added to my NaVetsUSA website, but I'm not savy enough
    to know how to do that. 
       Hey Don, I'll be 81 come November 28th ---- never thought I'd see age 30, what with some
    of the Navy adventures I've had during my 30 year Navy career.  The good LORD has sure
    blessed me --- wonder what his plan is? 
       Best wishes to you and God Bless
        George geocates1@windstream.net
     
     
     


            Remember 911
    Navy Veterans
    of the United States of America
    Online Newsletter 
    The Shipmate

    8 September 2008

    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCM, NYNM Edward C. Reese, USN(ret) 
    on line at http:/www.navetsusa.com/news.html 

    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children 
    Celebrating over 10 years of service to Shipmates on the internet! Longer than Google!
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    Remember 911

    I hate to inform you but Paul A. Pearson,EMC, USN, ret, Goose Creek, S. C. passed away approx. 2 years ago. He was a good friend of mine. I thought you might like to get this information and to keep your record up to date.

    Steve Ditto (scscrapppypappy@aol.com)
    *****
    Steve,

    Thank you for the update on Chief Peason.  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ppearson.html That is sad news indeed.
    He was a Life Member at NAVetsUSA. Of course, we will leave his page up and running as a memorial to him.

    ~ed reese
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    Ahoy Commander Reese and Chief Harribine,
        What an honor for John McCain ( http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmccain.html ) to have a webpage via NAVetsUSA. This just proved what I've said about you and Chief Harribine being so dedicated to Navy & Marine, also to include the Coast Guard
    in a ten star   website.
        This copy/pasted taken from McCain's website, brought back vague memories of his crash into Corpus Christi Bay.....as a Navy journalist then I was stationed
    there, Editor of the station paper "The Beam". I was prior to that at NAS Kingsville, but transferred over to NAS Corpus Christi, per request of RADM 'Jumpin Joe' Clifton, CNAVANTRA to fill the vacany of a journalist whose enlistment was up.
    NAS Kingsville, TX 1956-1958 
    NAS Corpus Christi, TX 1958-1959 
    McCain, the “below par” pilot, eventually lost 5 military aircraft, the first during a training flight in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while trying to land. The Navy ignored the crash and graduated McCain in 1960.
        Senator McCain's father, ADM John McCain, I knew personally when he was Chief Of Navy Infomation (CHINFO) and his visits to Fleet Home Town News Center, then at Great Lakes during my tenure there as a section chief in the '60's.
    Admiral McCain was very cordial and during each visit would sit with me over a cup of java, conversing one on one, rare to see, but during my 30 year Navy career and on the staff of several admirals, this wasn't unsual for me.  It was a learning experience as I was told by most, that learning from a senior enlisted, they often picked up on feelings of varied situations of going ons in the below ranks.  I'll just name two, Admiral Barney Sieglaff, who I first became acquainted with when he was CO, USS Albany CA-125), then later at COMONE. Admiral Draper Kauffman, COMCRUDESFLOT THREE, truly a gem of a Navy officer. I had the honor of him asking me to re-write his biography and what a bio this famous admiral had. Look it up sometime! 
        More memories will come to me after I click Send.
        God Bless.
        George Cates, JOC USN ret http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcates.html
        Bergman, Arkansas
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     I might remind you mates that John Mc Cain also served aboard the " Fighting I "  ( USS Intrepid CVA-11) . He served aboard Intrepid 1960 1961. I proudly served with him and am extremely proud to have served aboard with him .

    Alan W. Boyce  DC-2 Aboycew13@aol.com
    USS Intrepid CVA-11
    1960--1963 
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    A must watch video from a Veteran to Mr. Obama
    Click on the You Tube link at http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmccain.html
    "The Day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom."
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    In this issue... Those who joined, and re-enlisted.
    If you see a shipmate you know, say ahoy!
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    Ahoy.............
    NAVetsUSA members,
    Did you receive a dues notice in your US Mail recently?
    If so, please US Mail your dues in the enclosed envelope today.
    Or new or renewed members pay online at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children . . . The Navy Biography Site
    Not sure if your dues are due? Please ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    The following members have "re-enlisted" in NAVetsUSA ............... 

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    Edward J. Pelletier, ATN3, USN 1962-1966
    Poughkeepsie, New York http://www.navetsusa.com/members/epelletier.html
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    Ray Koonce, EM3, US Navy
    Midlothian, TX  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rkoonce.html

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    Guy A. Schneider, HT2. USN 1971-1975
    Miller Place, New York http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gschneider.html

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    Gerald R. Rutherford, AZCM, USN, Ret.
    New Port Richey, Fl http://www.navetsusa.com/members/grutherford.html

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    Jeffrey L. Uhlrich, PN3
    Dahlonega, Ga. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/juhlrich.html

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    John E Wilson, SKCS, USN, Ret
    Orlando, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jwilson.html

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    Robert A Carlisle, PHCS, USN, Ret
    Winter Haven, FL  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rcarlisle.html

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    Ray Curtis, DS1 USN, 1965-72
    South Euclid, OH http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rcurtis.html

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    Harold Britton Barber, LICS, USN, Ret.
    Bethany Beach, DE http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hbarber.html

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    For only $20.00 per year, your free homepage is a great way to have past shipmates find you (we do all the work installing and maintaining your page).
     Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children . . . The Navy Biography Site
    Not sure if your dues are due? Please ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    A must watch video from a Veteran to Mr. Obama
    Click on the You Tube link at http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmccain.html
    "The Day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom."
    *******
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmccain.html
    JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN III 
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    Navy Veterans of the United States of America online Newsletter 
    The Shipmate

    29 August 2008
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (Ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCM, NYNM Edward C. Reese, USN(Ret) 
    on line at http:/www.navetsusa.com/news.html 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children 
    Celebrating over 10 years of service to Shipmates on the internet! 
    Join or renew your membership now at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Did you received a dues notice in your US Mail recently?
    If so, please US Mail your dues in the enclosed envelope today.
    Or new or renewed members pay online at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    A number of years ago I read where the Navy had produced a cookbook for sale to families of ex-Navy personnel.  This was a response to many requests received from these families over many years.  Apparently the book contains many recipes of favourite meals that the sailors enjoyed during their service time. I have tried to find out who/where to order this book but without much luck.  Can you apply your resource contacts to help me out?
    Kind Regards, Larry Updegrove ( Life Member ) jillu@bigpond.com http://www.navetsusa.com/members/lupdegrove.html

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    From your last newsletter, I note some of my Navy buddies who I stay in touch with have renewed their membership.  I just want you both to know that I truly believe NAVetsUSA is the best means for Navy retirees and non retirees to include the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps to stay in touch with former service members.  I just don't rate NAVetsUSA five stars which seems to be common.  I rate NAVetsUSA ten stars . CDR Reese and Chief Harribine, you both are dedicated men and God Bless you both!

    Chief George Cates
    Bergman, Arkansas
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcates.html
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    In this issue... Those who joined, and re-enlisted.
    If you see a shipmate you know say ahoy!
    *******************************************************************************
    Ahoy.............
    NAVetsUSA members,
    Did you receive a dues notice in your US Mail recently?
    If so, please US Mail your dues in the enclosed envelope today.
    Or new or renewed members pay online at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children . . . The Navy Biography Site
    Not sure if your dues are due? Please ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    The following members have "re-enlisted" in NAVetsUSA ............... 

    John G. Marochi MM2 1965-1968
    St. Petersburg, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jmarochi.html
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    Thomas C. Ford, ABF-2 1960-1964 
    St. Louis, Missouri 63126-1450 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tford.html
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    Paul W. Buchholtz, HMC, USNR, Ret.
    Columbus, OH http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pbuchholtz.html 
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    Fr Herbert J Cleary S J, DK2, USN 1951-1955
    Boston, MA  02125-3391 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hcleary.html
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    Jay Armstrong, EN3, USN  1961-1964 
    Papillion, Ne. 68046 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jarmstrong.html
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    Luther W Moorehead, CSCS, USN, Ret
    Helotes, Texas http://www.navetsusa.com/members/lmoorehead.html
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    Art Smith, DM1, USNR, 1963-1972
    Brooklet, GA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/asmithDM1.html
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    Nicholas J. Mangieri
    Martinsburg, WV http://www.navetsusa.com/members/nmangieri.html
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    Bill C. Jensen, ABFC, USN, RET 1954-1973
    Tremonton, UT  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bjensen.html
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    Earl M. Neall, EM1, USN 1951 to 1955
    Cambridge, Maryland http://www.navetsusa.com/members/eneall.html
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    George S. Cates, JOC, USN, Retired LIFE MEMBER
    Bergman, AR http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcates.html
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    Albert Krull, AT2 USN 1971-1975
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children . . . The Navy Biography Site
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    Navy Veterans
    of the United States of America
    online Newsletter 
    The Shipmate

    16 August 2008
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (Ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCM, NYNM Edward C. Reese, USN(Ret) 
    on line at http:/www.navetsusa.com/news.html 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children 
    Celebrating over 10 years of service to Shipmates on the internet! 
    Join or renew your membership now at 
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    **************************************************** 
    Did you received a dues notice in your US Mail recently?
    If so, please US Mail your dues in the enclosed envelope today.
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    In this issue... Reunions, those who joined, and re-enlisted.
    If you see a shipmate you know say ahoy!
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    Gud morning!my name is Lloyd Kenneth Phillips.23 yrs.old. I am looking my father his name is Alden Freeman Phillips Jr.he is a US NAVY as of 1980's.w/a rank of 2nd Lt.a nature of Baton Rouge,Louisiana.his parents are Dr.&Mrs.Alden Freeman Phillips Sr.i've not seen him since i was a baby.please help me locate him.my address is BRGY.Bacolod Magallanes Sorsogon City 4705 Philippines.my contact no.is 09103390231 and my email address is KANO_020285@yahoo.com please help me locate my father it will help my family a lot.hope you response to my email add.thankyou&more powers!
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    A few months back, unless I was dreaming, I came across a military webpage that gave me the deck logs of the USS UNION AKA-106 from Jan 49 to Nov 51.  Do you know if there is a webpage on this, or was I really dreaming.

    W. FORCADE  CPO  cpousn33@sbcglobal.net
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    From Misty Cochran
    Mother to a child whose father was in the Navy
    I am looking for any infromation on John Fred Enos the third that you can provide. He was in the Navy from 1999 to late 2001 or early 
    2002 abord the USS Aberaham Lincoln. John is now 33 years old and has black hair and dark brown eyes. Johns daughter Ruth would like to be able  to locate her father, whom she has not seen in seven years (she was three and will soon be ten). Please email me at MidNightBlu32@sbcglobal.net if you know where to find John.
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    Hello Master Chief:  Enjoy your web site and proud to be a member. 

    Would like to convey one suggestion re yr web site. There must be many Navets out there who are advanced in years w/deminished vision.  I am one of those Navets. I find myself not reading your text because the LETTERING IS TOO SMALL! 
    Respectfully recco you increase the point size of yr type by a couple or more points so we senior citizens can easily read your informative messages.
    Many Thanks!  Pat Grillo http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pgrillo.html 
     

    Thanks Commander for your suggestion and remembering to "Ask the Chief".

    If you don't mind receiving a suggestion as well from another old salt, you can change the type size on your computer. Here is how..... while on your page at http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pgrillo.html look at the top left of your explorer page, and notice the view menu (third menu over).Click on that and scroll down on the pull down menu to text size and select Largest. And Presto! This works for all web sites. Kind of like the web version of the enlarged version of the Readers Digest. Thank you for being a member of NAVetsUSA and we hope you stay aboard for many years to come!

    FW&FS
    v/r
    ~ed
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    Gentlemen:

    I am trying to help my husband try and find some of his unit from Vietnam from 1963 - 1967
    His unit was BMU-1 Beachmasters Unit 1
    The unit landed the marines. And my husband was awarded the Marine mcore emblem (spelling). He is one of very few navy personnel that received this award.
    We are still trying to find some of his unit but I can't get into a number of government sites. Is there a site you can send me that I can type names into from his unit and it give me their last known address.
    Also my husband has type II diabetes from Agent Orange. He also is getting very bad PTSD now and we are having a terrible time trying to get his compensation increased. I can see he is getting increasingly worse and I would like him to contact some more veterans in his unit.
    Also it seems like a fight to get his compensation increased for PSTD even though he gets increasingly worse all the time. 
    My husband's name is James J. Visconte - 091361651. If you can help with either subject above I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you

    Carol Visconte  Carol.Visconte@xerox.com
    EDS - Xerox Global Services - XGS
    70 Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY 14625
    MS 0809-2A 
    Phone: 585-383-9957
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    I erected a bronze memorial plaque honoring the shipmates who died in the sinking of U.S.S. SAN DIEGO at ntc, sandiego many years ago. in 1920, the cno published a casualty list for navy personnel kia or lost at sea during world war 1. this book can be borrowed from the navy library at the naval historical center via the inter library loan program. for your information, the wreck of SAN DIEGO is in terrible condition, and shows signs that there has been a major collapse of supporting bulkheads, and frames.
    Warren Mceachern  bamaarngveteran@yahoo.com

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    Ahoy.............

    NAVetsUSA members,
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    If so, please US Mail your dues in the enclosed envelope today.
    Or new or renewed members pay online at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children . . . The Navy Biography Site
    Not sure if your dues are due? Please ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    The following members have joined as new members NAVetsUSA
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    Ed:
    As a veteran of 25 years in the Navy, I consider it an honor to be a part of your website.  I'm almost 69 now and don't know 
    how many days I have left on the sunny side of the grass. Having that webpage available to show my friends and family
    has made my retirement years more meaningful.  Thanks for being there, Shipmate.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas.
    Shipmate David Bentz, McMinnville, TN
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    I don't know if this site will be able to help me or not, and if not maybe direct me to someone who can. I am trying to get some information with regards to a couple of SEAL missions I was involved in during the Vietnam War.

    I was helicopter pilot in Vietnam 69-70; I was with the 336th Assault Helicopter Company, call sign Warriors. My call sign was Warrior 26, and I worked on different SEAL operations on different occasions, but there are two that I would like information from any SEAL’s who may have been on those missions, or know anything about them.

    ·         A  SEAL team needed to be picked up. We were a two ship mission scrambled out at about 23:00 hours. The initial briefing was that a SEAL team was in contact and needed to be extracted from the middle of Human Forest (sp). When we landed at the sea-float, we were brief by a Navy Lt. Cmd., who said, that the team had come across a number of sampans and intended to ambush the last sampan, which they did, however; it turned out to be the next to the last sampan, and were now in between the bad guys. They were supposed to have some prisoners with them, and they were going to be put into the second ship inserted into the PZ. (mine) As I started my approach to the PZ  the flare ship kicked out two flares that lit up, but the parachutes failed to open. By this time I was on very short finial, and had lost all of my night vision, because of the bright flares. I did not want to make a go-a-round because we were the last ship in and by this time the bad guys knew we were getting the good guys out. I did the only thing that I could do which was to put on my landing light which exposed my ship, but I was able to pick out a spot to land. Once I was down, I turned off the light, pick up the team, and every one got out OK. I believe that this took place in April, or May of June, of 1970, but I not certain.

    I would like to hear from anyone who may have been on that team that I picked up. I am very curious as to what the reason that we picked them up, and is what I remember what they told me in the briefing accurate.

    The second mission I want to know about is:

    ·         In May of 1970, my company was supporting a SEAL operation between the towns of Bac Lu and Cam Mau. A SEAL was wounded, along with some Vietnamese who were working with them. I pick up the SEAL, and Medivac’d   him. He was pretty badly wounded; I believe he had a sunken chest wound. I about bent the aircraft trying to get him the hospital. I was just wondering if he made it. I sure hope so.

    Thanks,

    John Leandro

    Warrior26@aol.com

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    Navy Veterans
    of the 
    United States of America
    online Newsletter 
    The Shipmate 
    1 May 2008
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (Ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCM, NYNM Edward C. Reese, USN(Ret) 
    on line at http:/www.navetsusa.com/news.html 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating over 10 years of service to Shipmates on the internet! 

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    In this issue... Reunions, those who joined, re-enlisted or applied for membership.
    If you see a shipmate you know say ahoy!
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    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO BEALE CREW MATES THAT DO NOT HAVE EMAIL
    Last week I received the USS Beale 2008 Reunion package via regular mail from
    Michael (Tweety Bird) Moore, RD3 shipmate (59-61) who is hosting the 2008 reunion
    in Philadelphia (Valley Forge) PA. The dates are July 17-20, 2008. The deadline is soon 
    for making all the reservations and tying up the arrangements. 
    I told him I would email as many Beale crew mates as I had valid emails for and ask
    that you each contact Mike if you did not receive the information or if your interested
    and maybe did not yet respond to him. 
    Mike does not have a computer or email.
    His address and phone are
    Michael F. Moore
    8320 Summerville Ave.
    Philadelphia PA 19152-1711
    Phone    215-725-0159

    Dave Myerly
    USS Beale DDE-471 1959-60 RD

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    Ahoy Chief,
    Thanks for the e-mail. Brings back a few memories.
    Need help finding where to look for info on getting WW II medals. My wifes uncle,
    US Army, was killed at Saipan in July of 1944. He was buried there for a while,
    then exhumed and sent home. All the family received was the Purple Heart. 
    Seems there should be some sort of medal or medals for being in the Pacific theater.
    Be thankful for any help you can give.
    Bill

    Ahoy Bill. This link should do it for you.
    http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

    Thanks
    ~ed

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    As a young Marine, I served with a Naval Reserve
    Lieutenant George S. Buse in Japan. We were stationed
    in South Camp Fuji Japan..He rotated back to the
    states and I am attempting to locate him' This was in
    1956-1957, and I have not heard from him
    I do recall he was from Chicago, He was a Lt. or a
    LTJG. Can you be of any help or have any suggestions
    where I mignt try to locate him?
    thanks God bless
    Granville Kelley
    10861 Endicott Drive
    Riverside
    Honorably Discharged fron USMC SN# 1546561
    From Bud ......budeffie@yahoo.com

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    Dear Sir,

    I doing historical research on the crew of the USS San Diego (ACR-6), an armored cruiser that sank off of Fire Island New York in 1918. While I believe that the men that served on that ship must all be now deceased, I wanted to try to locate some of the children of those sailors to contact them and see if they would be interested in sharing any stories they may have heard about life aboard that ship or possibly they have some letters home from their fathers when their fathers served aboard her. 
    How would I find out who served on the USS San Diego and what their home towns/addresses were to begin the process of trying to track down their descendents?
     

    Thanks,

    David Rosenthal
    The Wharves Project
    (917) 922-2113
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    Hi Master Chief Reese,

    You had kindly ran a note in your newsletter late last year, trying to locate the owner of some dog tags I found in a farmer’s field near Kearney, Nebraska. Would you have time to run the ad again. I’m thinking he (or is family) would love to have them back. The information on his dog tag is:  Ronald G. Linner, #B60 91 06, USN A, Christian

    Thank you!

    Scott Sanders 309 W. 21st St.

    Kearney, NE  68845

    308/237-0517 

    scott.sanders@chiefind.com

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    We have just launched the Veteran's Cruise website of the Intercoastal River Rats - PROUD members of Team Zero. We are definitely planning a cruise again this year. We hope to have everyone spread the word and continue to grow the cruise, muster and of course the Beer Bash. 

    Please visit us and join us in promoting these activites. Additionally, I am happy to assist in any member websites and actvities.

    Thanks Chief,

    Robert Matson
    Would you please publish a Navy reuinion notice in your publication. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
    Navy
    U.S.S. Abnaki A.T.F. 96
    Aug. 27-30, 2008
    Airport Hilton
    St. Louis, MO
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    I am President of the USS Southerland DD/DDR 743 Association and am interested in knowing if and know I could list our upcoming reunion in Green Bay. I would appreciate any help. 

    Richard L. Anderson

    Service Monitoring & Enforcement Department

    Reliability & Service Analysis Division

    Office: (614) 995-5706

    Fax: (614) 752-8351

    E-mail: Richard.Anderson@puc.state.oh.us

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    Sir,
    I am a retired USMC wife.  I created the following website
    www.atsugi-incinerator-group.com  which is full of NAVY docs, etc regarding
    DIOXIN and other toxic chemical emissions from an incinerator close to NAF Atsugi's
    housing area. 
    I have visited your website and would like to ask if you would help me assists Veterans, many who do not know what they were exposed to, get the appropriate information regarding the NEHC current health study and chemicals that exceeded EPA Standards.
    Best Regards,
    Shelly Parulis
    atsugi_incinerator@yahoo.com
    www.atsugi-incinerator-group.com
    Shelly Parulis 
    email - atsugi_incinerator@yahoo.com
    Web site -  www.atsugi-incinerator-group.com

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    Could any one tell me what type of 500 pound bombs were dropped by the aircraft launched from u.s.s. enterprise during the battle of midway? i am very interested in the ones used to sink the kaga.
    warren shanks mceachern bamaarngveteran@yahoo.com
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    Hugh Walker, RMSN, USN, 1973-1977
    email = walkerzoo@alaska.net
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     Ronald Palmer
    email = palmerrjc@yahoo.com
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    Warent R Gilliems GMGC USN RET
    email = allnav@aol.com
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    ben stuckey jr.
    email = sadiebrooks13@att.net
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    Arthur Francis Fenner, Lt.
    email = jfennerlaw@bellsouth.net
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     Stefan Michalak
    email = hangtime1joachim@yahoo.com
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      S Glenn Krochmal
    email = glenn@weathergauge.org
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    Anthony Prieto, USN
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    Danny Royce DuBose Jr., 
    email = seabeedanny1@yahoo.com
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    Deanna Braun, Boatswains mate First Class
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    Ron Buice 
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     Larry M. Updegrove, FT1(ss), USN Retired 
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    Hecctor Frank Franceschini U.S.N DAV
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    Art Boyson
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    Mark A. Drennen Sr, MSSN
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    Louis Edward Smith Sr,OSC,USN,Ret
    email = les46932@hotmail.com
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     Robert J. "Bob Foss, NCCS, USN, Ret.
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    David H. Seaver, CTAC, USN, Ret.
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    Michael C. Gregg, USN
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    Willard G. Taft, ADC (AW/NAC), USN. Ret.
    email = wgtaft@yahoo.com
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     Mark E Williams
    email = sounders1961@charter.net
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    Edward Kemp, FTCSC(SS), USN, Ret
    email = anchormansc@yahoo.com
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    Ed:

    As a veteran of 25 years in the Navy, I consider it an honor to be a part of your website.  I'm almost 69 now and don't know 
    how many days I have left on the sunny side of the grass. Having that webpage available to show my friends and family
    has made my retirement years more meaningful.  Thanks for being there, Shipmate.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas.
    Shipmate David Bentz, McMinnville, TN
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    The Shipmate NAVetsUSA
    3 February 2008

    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (Ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCM, NYNM Edward C. Reese, USN(Ret) 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children 
    Celebrating over 10 years of service to Shipmates on the internet! 
    Join or renew your membership now at 
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    In this issue... Those who joined, re-enlisted and applied for membership.
    If you see someone you know say ahoy!
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    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/edukeshar.html My son Ed Dukeshar Passed away in September.
    He is laid to rest in Ft Bliss National Cemetery here in El Paso, Texas. Irma Dukeshar
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    I am trying to locate shipmates who worked on these Navy vessels during 1951 - 1956. USS Saratog and USS Independance.
    Please email me if you are available  to speak with me about this. Thank you, Carmen St. George. cstgeorge@lpklaw.com
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    I am trying to find a shipmate of my 88 year old WWll Navy Vet father.   I want to find the shipmates that served on the Winslow DD359, specifically a man named William Lambert. Candace Hook, daughter of Lee Menefee (served in the Navy fro 1941 to 1945). 
    Candace & Kerry Hook kerrycandy@earthlink.net
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    Would you please publish a Navy reuinion notice in your publication. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
    Navy
    U.S.S. Abnaki A.T.F. 96
    Aug. 27-30, 2008
    Airport Hilton
    St. Louis, MO 

    Contact Person:
    Pete Kingsley
    5320 N.W. 66th Place
    Johnston, IA 50131
    (515) 276-7250
    e-mail: p.ckingsley@msn.com
    Submitted by: Joe Colombara
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    GAMEWARDENS OF VIETNAM     RIVER PATROL FORCE    TF116
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    16-20 July, 2008 in Norfolk, VA 
    POC Clarence COOP Cooper, 757-340-4898, seniorcoop33@aol.com
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    How does one find info on the veterans on the USS Constitution in the late 1890's? Or where it was ported? We are trying to trace Grandfather's steps while he was in the the Navy to find out what city he may have married Grandmother. He was discharged in November 1909, after four years of service. Thank you. auntclauds@bnin.net

    Note: The USS Constitution has always (to my knowledge) been homeported in Boston at the Charlestown Naval Base. 
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    My father is deceased and I am attempting to determine which PT Boat he was assigned to in 1944-46.  My brother thinks it was the 167 but I would like to be certain to include on a veterans tile in his home state of MN Albert W Krieg   961 01 32 He belonged to the 7th Fleet and if I read the separation notice correctly he was on the Askari in Samar.  Would he be considered part of the Pacific Theater. Also my Uncle Stanley Krieg, on the Arkansas, Kennebec in 1945-48 his rank is shown as seaman apprentice would that be accurate?  329 68 34 Would he be Pacific theater also?

    Uncle James E Krieg 328 64 50
    Pearl Harbor survivor
    BTC boiler tender chief
    1940-61
    Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated thank you 
    madcarjj@msn.com
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    I am Executive Recruiter and working on a major project in the Mobile, Alabama. I am recruiting for Navy Architects, so I thought maybe the Lithographer rate would be close to the Navy Architects. Attached is the opening for your review below. Any suggestions where I can locate Navy Architects? Thanks for responding, have a pleasant day.

    Sincerely,

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    NAVAL ARCHITECT
    Our Client, world leaders in the design and manufacture of aluminum  fast  ferries, cruise boats, luxury yachts and military vessels, are pleased  to  offer exciting opportunities for qualified professionals to join the  Design Department. As an integral part of an experienced Design Team, you will undertake a variety of challenging design and problem solving tasks on small and large  projects across a range of processes from conceptual design through to detailed design and commissioning. Qualified applicants should: a.. Have a thorough understanding of vessel structural design, including Finite Element Analysis methods. b.. Have a minimum of 2 years in ship design and construction experience, including practical knowledge of shipyard construction methods  and details. c.. Have an understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines and budgetary restraints d.. Have excellent written and oral communication skills. e.. Have experience involving interaction with Production, multiple design teams from several companies and client representation. f.. Be computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and Microsoft  Office  products g.. Possess a thorough knowledge of ships systems and propulsion systems. h.. Being experienced in the construction of high speed aluminum  vessels  would be advantageous. i.. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Engineering  (Naval Architecture) is essential. Experience in the design or construction of US Navy vessels would be preferred. These opportunities may include the opportunity to travel to our client's  Australian facility for periods of approximately 12 months.  This position  will be located in Mobile, Alabama
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    Master Chief!
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    Ed:

    As a veteran of 25 years in the Navy, I consider it an honor to 
    be a part of your website.  I'm almost 69 now and don't know 
    how many days I have left on the sunny side of the grass.

    Having that webpage available to show my friends and family
    has made my retirement years more meaningful.  Thanks for 
    being there, Shipmate.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas.

    Shipmate David Bentz, McMinnville, TN
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    Question from Robert L. Mustain, HTC, USN, Ret. "Don't the NAVets kind of take away from the FRA. (membership)

    Good morning Chief,

    I am a member of the FRA, sounds like you may be too. I wish the many thousands of USN, USMC & USCG career vets qualified for both would chose one or both, we'd be stronger than the Legion and VFW combined.

    Thanks for asking Shipmate
    ~ed reese
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    Dear Sir;

    My dad recently attended the reunion of the Navy Boot Camp in Farragut, ID.
    He was there in 1942.  He was barely 17 and was sent there from Los Angeles, CA.
    He said he was sent to Cook school when the rest of him Co. got shipped out.  He
    is the only one from his Company to have ever signed the guest book.  He said a
    lot of ships went down about that same time.

    Is there any way to research what Companies were assigned to what ships and 
    what happened to them?  Is there an official Navy source or would they all still
    be sealed if such a thing existed?  He was in Company 103, Camp Waldron, Farragut,
    Id.  He served on the PC817 sub chase/patrol craft in the Illusion Islands after
    boot camp.

    Thanks for your response.

    Glenna  glennak0317@msn.com
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    For only $20.00 per year, your free homepage is a great way to have past shipmates find you (we do all the work installing and maintaining your page).
     

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    Hello,

    I am Executive Recruiter and working on a major project in the Mobile, Alabama. I am recruiting for Navy Architects, so I thought maybe the Lithographer rate would be close to the Navy Architects. Attached is the opening for your review below. Any suggestions where I can locate Navy Architects? Thanks for responding, have a pleasant day.

    Sincerely,

    Pam Shivers
    PamShivers@aol.com
     

    NAVAL ARCHITECT
    Our Client, world leaders in the design and manufacture of aluminum  fast  ferries, cruise boats, luxury yachts and military vessels, are pleased  to  offer exciting opportunities for qualified professionals to join the  Design Department. As an integral part of an experienced Design Team, you will undertake a variety of challenging design and problem solving tasks on small and large  projects across a range of processes from conceptual design through to detailed design and commissioning. Qualified applicants should: a.. Have a thorough understanding of vessel structural design, including Finite Element Analysis methods. b.. Have a minimum of 2 years in ship design and construction experience, including practical knowledge of shipyard construction methods  and details. c.. Have an understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines and budgetary restraints d.. Have excellent written and oral communication skills. e.. Have experience involving interaction with Production, multiple design teams from several companies and client representation. f.. Be computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and Microsoft  Office  products g.. Possess a thorough knowledge of ships systems and propulsion systems. h.. Being experienced in the construction of high speed aluminum  vessels  would be advantageous. i.. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Engineering  (Naval Architecture) is essential. Experience in the design or construction of US Navy vessels would be preferred. These opportunities may include the opportunity to travel to our client's  Australian facility for periods of approximately 12 months.  This position  will be located in Mobile, Alabama
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    Navy Veterans of the United States of America online Newsletter
    The Shipmate
    11 September 2007
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (Ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCM, NYNM Edward C. Reese, USN(Ret) 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating 10 years of service on the internet!
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    Remember 911

    Here is a link to JOC George Cates NAVetsUSA page. The link is to a video of his work on the four USS Sampson ships. The video also honors Admiral Sampson. There, he has created a video of the story boards he has burned into wood planks. As you know, I am working as a volunteer at Sampson WWII Museum so want to brag on George's work. He came to visit me at Sampson and as I requested created this fine work to donate to the Museum. Go to http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcates.html  Then click on USS Sampson Story Board Video   Thanks ~ed reese

    Ahoy,  It's been a long time since I was introduced to Navy and Navy life  with a commitment to Navy, for life. I served in D-Unit Company 201. I visited Sampson a few years ago with a friend Johnny Jenkins,  who has since, crossed the bar. He donated a lithograph before  I could, of my ship under attack and sinking, to the Sampson Museum.  It was mounted in the Sampson Museum entrance way. I had the original painting accepted by, and it's on display in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park. DonsWasp@aol.com Old Sailors never die, they just can't get away from the computer. Tony Potochniak USNR 1943 - 1946  AMM 2/C 1100 Holly Lane, Endicott, NY 13760

    My name is Sampson Hudson.  I would to know if someone knows anything about retired a navy vet. Sampson T. Hudson Jr. aka “hotdog”  please call me at 601-632-4881 or email at sampsonhudson@yahoo.com   in advance a concerned son who nobody knows or wants to know about.  I have document to back this up. So please respond. Thanks again.

    I am a civilian. No military history. I am trying to locate Daniel Korbelak- Navy WWll served in the Pacific. Was from Brooklyn N.Y. went to boot camp at Sampson Naval Training station N.Y. served entirely in the Pacific from about1942 to 1946. Went to Manual Training H.S. Brooklyn. May have relocated to Chicago ILL. after the war.If still alive he would be about 80 years 0ld. pdehaan@frontiernet.net   Patricia DeHaan

    I am looking for Mr Michael Francisco Garcia a former US navy stationed at Misawa air base Japan between year 1978-1983 USS enterprise cvn65,I lost contact of him,any information?thank you so much.  wine.red06@yahoo.com

    I am looking for Alan Dooley aka Duck. I served with him at Kami Seya Japan. I was with CTF-72 and he was with NRRF. Would love to hear from you, Duck.  Teresa Disney  izannah@comcast.net

     I  was in the Kobe sweep aboard the " Trapper " ACM 9. There can't be to many of us left. If you get this e-mail and care to reply it would be a pleasure to hear from some- one I shared that bit of history with. I hope this finds you in good health.      Burnie frazer   Burnielynn5@aol.com

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    Kevin J. Powers, LT, JAGC, USNR
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    Robert L. Mustain, HTC, USN, Ret.  for 2008 
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    Albert A. "Butch" Weghorst, RM-3 USN 1963-1969   for 2008
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    ROY L HAZZARD, CS3, USN              for 2008 and 2009 
    MILFORD, DE http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rhazzard.html
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    MILLSBORO  DE   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gantellas.html
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    John E. Des Jardins, SK1, USN, Ret             for LIFE (Membership)
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    Hi there 
    My former father-in-law was Robert V. Lloyd, Retired Chief Petty Officer.
    He was stationed in Naples, Italy for many years and then moved to Florida.
    He would be about 82 years old now. I was the first wife of Arthur 
    Lloyd, one of his sons. His wife was Emily Lloyd, but I think that she is deceased. 
    I live in Canada and I wondering the best way to find him. I believe 
    that he still resides in Florida. Am trying to re-connect with him, as 
    I always had the utmost respect for him, and would like to find him 
    before one of us dies!  Would appreciate any suggestions that you have.
    Many thanks,
    Evelyn von Almassy (Formerly Evelyn Almassy Lloyd) almassy@qcislands.net
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    I am looking for Mr Michael Francisco Garcia a former US navy stationed at Misawa air base Japan between year 1978-1983 USS enterprise cvn65,I lost contact of him,any information? thank you so much. 
    JOC George Cates  geocates@alltel.net
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     Here is a link for JOC George Cates NAVetsUSA page. The link is to a video of his work on the four USS Sampson ships. The video also honors Admiral Samspon. There, he has created a video of the story boards he has burned into wood planks. As you know, I am working as a volunteer at Sampson WWII Museum so want to brag on George's work. He came to visit me at Sampson and as I requested created this fine work to donate to the Museum. Go to http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gcates.html 
    Then click on USS Sampson Story Board Video 
    Thanks ~ed reese
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    Hello sir: 
    I have no idea where to start or go I hope you have
    some answers for me 
    My step father was adopted at birth in 1945 his father
    was supposed to be in the Navy and died when a
    submarine sank in the Pacific. We are unsure of the
    last name it was either Locke or Smith This would
    have had them in San Diego port in May/June 1944 to
    get dates to match. The mother died at child birth. 
    the certificate was signed by the
    grandmother(supposedly) and it read Mary Smith with
    Locke over it (No idea if it was maternal or paternal)
    Can you give me any idea of what sub might have sank
    and who was on it during that time period.
    The nurse at the hospital knew both but is now dead
    His adoptive parents were in their late 40s when they
    adopted.
    Any info would greatly appreciated Thank you in
    advance. Kris St John snoopy67_us@yahoo.com
    My father is now Charles Herbert Luby born
    21 Feb 1945 his adoptive father was Montford (Monte)
    Brisco Luby and he worked on the base/shipyard.(San Diego)
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    Hi, 
    I sent a request for information on a Navy vet on 5/9/07 and have not received any response. I found the vet's dog tag in a cornfield while surveying the lot in Grand Island, NE. The information on his dog tag reads:    Ronald G. Linner,  #B60 91 06, USN A, Christian 
    I have tried to find him locally with no results. I'm sure that he or his family would love to have it back. From the look of the tag, it would appear to be one from WW II or Korea (i.e. 1 1/8" wide by 2" long and has an 'obround' shape). I'm not sure if the tags looked like this back in Vietnam. Please respond as soon as you can. Thank you!

    Scott J. Sanders  scott.sanders@chiefind.com

    Engineering/R&D 
    Custom (Correctional) Products 
    Chief Industries, Inc. 
    Grand Island, NE 

    Hi Scott,

    We used your first request as an addition to our newsletter, but no response. I will insure your note below runs in our next newsletter as well.
    For your info the "B" in   #B60 91 06   was not added to service numbers until 1973 ( the military ran out of numbers) so he would be too young for WWII
    I would guess a date of birth of 1955 or so.

    Thanks
    ~ed

    Thank you Master Chief Reese! I have been working on finding him for over 10 years (periodically).  It has been a sort of project for me, because my Dad is retired Army. Thanks again.
    Scott J. Sanders 
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    REF OPNAV -OPO9B33 AS OF 09JUL02,
    The USS COONTZ (DLG-9) was awarded the following
    20DEC62 AFEM with VN endorsement
    (Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, with ship serving in designated Vietnam
    Waters)
    The next entry is for 03SEP64
    If you have his full name, rank and service number, I will see what I can find the next
    time I go to the National Archives.
    I think I am working off a 'revised list' so his DD214 may show something
    (but apparently doesn't)
    George R. O'Connell   groconnell@lst1157.com
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    Reason I'm contacting you is I have two web sites, one for my ship and shipmates at WWW.USSGambierBay-VC10.com  It shows our meeting with President Reagan in the Oval Office in 1981 and describes our meeting with President Ferdinand Markos, who loaned us his yacht, in 1977, to go to the spot where our ship lies at the bottom, off the island of Samar, to conduct religious memorial services and military tributes. See the pilgrimage to hold memorial services and military tributes, in 39 pages of text and photos http://www.ussgambierbay-vc10.com/PDF/PhilippinesReturn.pdf  We didn't have time to say even a simple prayer in our haste to abandon ship and get away from the 3 cruisers that were shelling us. We were out of range of the four Japanese battleships. I vowed to some day return and with 96 other shipmates and family we did.

    The other web site OurOldNavy.com  Honors the KIA's of WWII from most of the major ships and craft. By listing their names and in many instances has photos. I've been working with many web masters for years, and we cross link sites of interest (Navy). You may wish to list the web sites names in a conspicuous location for your visitors who may have lost family in combat aboard Navy ships. By viewing the site, they will know their loved one who never returned home, is remembered.

    The WWW.OurOldNavy.com site also list the names and has photos of all those killed by terrorists on 9/11.
    My   WWW.USSGambierBay-VC10.com  site also lists the names and photos of those killed  in Iraq, up to a month ago.

    Old Sailors never die, they just can't get away from the computer.

    Tony Potochniak USNR 1943 - 1946  AMM 2/C 1100 Holly Lane, Endicott, NY 13760  DonsWasp@aol.com
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    Navy Veterans of the
    United States of America
    Online Newsletter
    The Shipmate
    26 May 2007
    Editor, YNCS Don Harribine, USN (Ret) 
    Founder & CDR, NCCS Edward C. Reese, USN(Ret) 
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating 10 years of service on the internet!
    Join or renew your membership now at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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             Plank Owner Certificate isssued to all hands upon joining NAVetsUSA
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    Any shipmates that did their boot training at Sampson NTC between 1942 and 1946 please contact me navapps@earthlink.net Ed Reese. I am now working with their staff at the museum and would like to add your story to their archives. Remember any liberty, maybe at KT's Bar?~ed 
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    Point me in the right direction.
    This medal (not pictured) was among my mother's possessions, who also kept her mother-in-law's trunk of family papers & memorabilia.  Two facts we know:Â

    1.  Joseph L. Hall - Spanish American War 
    2.  Thomas Bradbury Hall - WWII, Navy (Pacific front)
    Was this standard Navy issue for participation in War?
    We know nothing.  My brother's have all of T.B. Hall's other medals.  I'm assuming this is his also from WWII since he was in the Navy.  The reverse says Fidelity, Zeal, Obedience.
    Any help you may share would be greatly appreciated or direction to a site dealing with such.  Thanks for your help.
    Linda Hall Wilburn
    qtbug@gt.rr.com
     
    Hi Linda,
    I have your answer. The medal is the standard "Good Conduct Medal". I have five myself. Issued after four years of honorable service. Or in my case never getting caught being bad. 
    ~ed

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    Welcome Aboard  NAVetsUSA new members:

    Gerald "Jerry" Drumm ETCM(SS)/LT USN Ret. Life Member
    Bremerton Wa. 
    Email: 
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    CHARLES E BROWN JR, BM1(SW), US Navy ST LOUIS, MO   (No email yet) 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cbrown.html
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    David MacConnell, DSCS,USN, Suisun City, CAÂ Â
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    Donald W Walker, MM3Â --- I served aboard the USS Hector AR7 for apprx 6 months and my remaining duty was served aboard the USS Delta AR9.Both ships of the 7th fleet. I went to college and obtained my BA. I worked for the California Youth Authority as a counselor and then worked in the insurance industry as a special claims representative/ Emergency Vendor coordinator. I have four grown boys. from 3 marriages (I never did get it right). I live in the Mojave Desert, in CA at the 4,000 elevation level. I live in Oak Hills, which is an unincorporated section of Hesperia. My location is off the 15 fwy where the 395 Hwy takes off from the 15 fwy . . . right after Cajon summit. I am presently retired, single and I just purchased an "A" type motorhome. I plan to buy lakefront property in MO, AR, LA, or TX for a homebase. I plan on frequent cruises and traveling abroad as well as motorhoming. I would be pleased to hear from any and all of my former shipmates.
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    The following members have re-enlisted for by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA.

    Walter M. "Pete" Reckinger, III
    Dearborn, Michigan  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wreckinger.html
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    David C DeWitt, EW1, USN, Ret Springfield, MO http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ddewitt.html
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    Not sure if you paid your 2007 dues, ask here 
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    Â If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or online 
    by credit card or check  .................... 
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    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
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    51 to 60        $175 
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    US Mail your check made out to: 
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    Hi all, Below find my new address starting in May 2007 through 1 Oct 2007.  For NAVetsUSA business the Key West address will still work. Keep in touch~edFounder NAVetsUSA    Edward C. Reese, US Navy, RetiredSampson State ParkWWII US Navy Training Center Museum6096 Route 96ARomulus, NY 14541585 766-5013Winter Headquarters Naval Air Station PO Box 2903, Key West, Fl 33045
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    Ed Reese, founder of the Navy Club of Lake Ontario (  http://www.navetsusa.com/1812.html  )   in Brockport and of the online veteran’s organization, Navy Veterans of the USA (http://www.navetsusa.com/), winters in his RV at Naval Air Station Key West Florida.  In past years Ed has come home to Brockport to spend his summers.  However, this year he will not return here.  Ed has secured a position as the Assistant to the Director of the US Navy Museum at Sampson. Sampson, located on Seneca Lake, formerly a navy boot camp, saw some 600,000 men and women pass through its gates.  Sampson, formerly run by WWII vets, is being turned over to the NY State Park Authority.  Ed will assist in this enormous job. If you wish to give Ed your congratulations, you may do so by logging on to navetsusa.com and email him.  Our best wishes go out to Master Chief Ed Reese and we know that Sampson couldn't have picked a better man for the job! Learn more about WWII US Naval Training Museum and Sampson State Park at http://www.rpadden.com/sampson.htm
     

    Howdy Friends,

    Many have thought that it was Ol' George's computer that had the crud, as when I gave Marilyn's e-mail address mgcates@alltel.net for an address to send mail to --- they thought it wasn't I who had the crud.  A bad use of words I know, but then that's me!!!

    So here I am this evening thanking you for your concern, e-mailing her, etc., but you see she too came down with the same crud as I had and we both thought that our end on this planet had come.  Instead, many prayed for us to get well and we do know that those prayers has seen us though that we dearly thank you for.

    When I booted up the computer this evening --- I noted that many didn't heed my request for not sending any more e-mails until further notice, so no I've a mail box full, but most I'll just delete without responding.  Oh, no, not yours, the 90% which were all Spam.  There is just no way to end Spam e-mail --- I don't care what program you have, period....as Spam has a way of getting through.

    I've one dear retired Navy friend, YNCS Don Harrabine, USN who lives in Peabody, Massachusetts that has me on his mailing list for so much information pertaining us retired military, veterans, etc.  He's one dedicated individual who devotes many, many long hours of gathering this vital information and even when I was down, he included my wife Marilyn to received his e-mails, which she read to me.  And Don, I thank you so much for that caring bit of being sure I kept informed. Chief Harrabine is also Editor of NAVetsUSA which I am a member and perhaps you can be also. There website is: www.navetsusa.com open to all Navy, Marines &Coast Guard personnel.

    Well, I'm feeling much, much better now and just appreciate the many friends Marilyn and I have in this big country of ours --- even a few outside of the U.S.

    God Bless and again thanks,

    George

    Thank you George and much obliged for the kind words.
    Happy to hear that you and the Mrs. are feeling better.

    All the best,
    Don H

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    Attention Recreation Vehicle Owners..........
    You can trust a Shipmate........If you are an RVer on the road in Jacksonville, Florida area contact Senior Chief Russell "READY" Tucker, USN, Ret. for all your RV Needs. He can do it all......... repair of LP Gas Appliances, Plumbing, Electrical, Generators, Air Conditioning, awnings and much more!

    "RV Ready" Mobile RV Service (904) 716-5710 
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    Welcome Aboard  NAVetsUSA new members ................
    Charles J. Pennington, AG1, USN, Ret. LIFE Member NAVetsUSA
    Cumberland, MD  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cpennington.html

    Find a list of NAVets Life members at.......

    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html

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    Ronald W Sculley, AB3, NAVet
    Erie, Pa    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rsculley.html

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    Jack A. Brazeau, BUC, USN, RET.
    Marinette, WI    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jbrazeau.html
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    The following members have re-enlisted by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA.

    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail (see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    Not sure your dues are due? Ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    Harry (Bill) Moak, EM2(SS), USN 1966-70
    Carson, CA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hmoak.html
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    Edward T. Woolweaver, ISCM, USN, Ret. 1958-1981
    Sarasota, Fl  www.navetsusa.com/members/ewoolweaver.html
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    Michael R Hudson, AME2, USN 1965-1969
    Tucson, AZ www.navetsusa.com/members/mhudson.html 
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    Not sure if you paid your 2007 dues, ask here 
    navapps@earthlink.net 
     If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or online 
    by credit card or check  .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009) 
    or . . . 
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245 
    31 to 40        $225 
    41 to 50        $200 
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140 
    71 to 80        $105 
    over 80         $ 60 

    US Mail your check made out to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, KW 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, FL   33045-2903
    or after filling out the application 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html on line at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating 10 Y:ears of service on the internet!
    Join or renew your membership
    now at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Hi all,
     
     

    Below find my new address starting in May 2007 through 1 Oct 2007.  For NAVetsUSA business the Key West address will still work.
     
     

    Keep in touch

    ~ed

    Founder NAVetsUSA
     
     
     
     

    Edward C. Reese, US Navy, Retired

    Sampson State Park

    WWII US Navy Training Center Museum

    6096 Route 96A

    Romulus, NY 14541

    585 766-5013

    Winter Headquarters Naval Air Station PO Box 2903, Key West, Fl 33045

    Ed Reese, founder of the Navy Club of Lake Ontario (  http://www.navetsusa.com/1812.html  )   in Brockport and of the online veteran’s organization, Navy Veterans of the USA (http://www.navetsusa.com/), winters in Naval Air Station Key West Florida.  In past years Ed has come home to Brockport to spend his summers.  However, this year he will not return here.  Ed has secured a position as the Assistant to the Director of the US Navy Museum at Sampson.  Sampson, located on Seneca Lake, formerly a navy boot camp, saw some 600,000 men and women pass through its gates.  Sampson, formerly run by WWII vets, is being turned over to the NY State Park Authority.  Ed will assist in this enormous job. If you wish to give Ed your congratulations, you may do so by logging on to navetsusa.com and email him.  Our best wishes go out to Master Chief Ed Reese and we know that Sampson couldn't have picked a better man for the job! Learn more about WWII US Naval Training Museum and Sampson State Park at http://www.rpadden.com/sampson.htm
     
     

    NAVetsUSA NAS KW, PO Box 2903, Key West, Florida 33045

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    Attention Recreation Vehicle Owners..........
    You can trust a Shipmate........If you are an RVer on the road in Jacksonville, Florida area contact Senior Chief Russell "READY" Tucker, USN, Ret. for all your RV needs. He can do it all......... repair of LP Gas Appliances, Plumbing, Electrical, Generators, Air Conditioning, awnings and much more!"RV Ready" Mobile RV Service (904) 716-5710 
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    Have you been scammed?

    USDR Alert Subscribers -- 
    I am passing this along at the request of the researcher. I have discussed the background and some of the issues with him.

    If you have inputs, please communicate them directly to Gideon Sinasohn (email: gsinasohn@ftc.gov)

    Charlie Revie
    USDR Legislative Director 
    & Capwiz Administrator
    I  am researching scams that target the military community, including the retired military community. I would be especially interested in hearing about any experiences people have had with Business Opportunity scams. 

    I would also like this message to get out to the audience of retired military personnel at large. If someone knows of a website that would help to effectively pass this message on, please let me know. 

    Gideon E. Sinasohn 
    voice: 404-656-1366
    facsimile: 404-656-1379
    email: gsinasohn@ftc.gov

    16 March 2007
    Join Now  http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html
    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating 10 years
    of service on the internet!

    Join or renew your membership now at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating 10 years of service on the internet!

    Join or renew your membership now at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Attention Recreation Vehicle Owners........................... You can trust a Shipmate!

    If you are an RVer on the road in Jacksonville, Florida area contact Senior Chief Russell "READY" Tucker, USN, Ret. 
    for all your RV needs. He can do it all......... repair of LP Gas Appliances, Plumbing, Electrical, Generators, 
    Air Conditioning, awnings and much more!

    "RV Ready" Mobile RV Service (904) 716-5710 

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    I am looking for information of the commissioning of the new USS New York.  I understand it will be later this year.  My husband, John J. Fortier served on the Battleship New York prior to Pearl Harbor andd stayed with it until after the Japanese surrender.  I don't imagine there are too many men around who can claim that fame! I was hoping that the Navy might see fit to invite him to the commissioning.  I f you can give me an idea of who to contact, I would greatly apprecite it.  Virginia Fortier, 3 DoveSt. Wolfeboro, NH 03894-ginjack51@aol.com.  We are in Florida but will be back in NH the middle of April.  Thanks

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    Senior chief, hope all has been well, with you, and our shipmates. I need some technical knowledge from a submariner. where were the "s.c. tubes" on the u.s.s. s-4? i can be reached at bamacoinguy@yahoo.com  will get those dues paid sometime this century. been eating "wild hog", "venison", and turnips. no need to pop the lid on a can of spam.
    Meatball
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     I am looking for information about my grandfather, John W. Hutchinson. He last served in Crane, IN and passed away on 2/14/45 while serving in Crane, IN. His daughter (my mother) just passed away on 2/27/07 and we would like to learn more about our grandfather.

    Mike Silvers  masilvers@comcast.net
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    Dear Sir:

    I am attempting to locate a phone number to call the US Navy Veterans Association for information concerning a US Navy veteran. All attempts to use the internet have thus far been unfruitful. 
    Can someone give me the correct information about such an organization, if one exists, and a way to contact them?
    Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
    snedelling1@yahoo.com
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    I was in the U.S.Navy in 1/24/1946 to 11/21/1947 . I took training at Camp Perry Va. I came out as a Seaman Second RANK S2 SERVERED IN CHINA . I was on a USS YF755, ALSO THERE WAS A SHIP YF740 THERE TOO IN SHANGHAI,CHINA. MCINTIRE CBN WAS OUR CHIEF. Also I was on the uss Beleroph Oct 1947. WWll. Nice page you have set up. I am lookint for any of the men who where on these Ships.
    JACK DOYLE tn_nanny@hotmail.com
    CHATTANOOGA,TN

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    I served ........
    NTC, Great Lakes, Il Boot Camp 7-1975 to 9-1975
    NTC, SSC San Diego, Ca RM "A" School 10-75 to 4-1976, 
    USNS Pawcatuck (TAO-108) 5-1976 to 5-1977
    USS Direct (MSO-430)7-1977 to 8-1979
    ComFleAct Sasebo, Japan 9-1979 to 9-1982
    USS Fife (DD-991) 10-1982 to 6-1986
    NTC, SSC, RM C7 School 
    Naval Air Sta, Corpus Christi, TX 7-1986 to 7-1989
    Uss Seattle (AOE-3) 7-1989 to 2 1993
    Darrel W. Biechler, RM1, USN   DWBear1956@yahoo.com 
    New Philadelphia
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    Welcome Aboard  NavetsUSA new members ....
    Carroll Lagerberg, Airman Derry, New Hampshire  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/clagerberg.html

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    Stephen J. Cook Kansas City   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/scook.html
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    Donna McCoy for Bernard C. Speak, EM USN 1944-1947
    Tualatin, Oregon http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bspeak.html
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    Bill Miller, BRCM, USN, Ret. Dover, Pa. 
     http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bmiller.html
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    Stephen L Sweeney, AWCM, USN, Ret, Life Member NAVetsUSA
    Chino Valley, AZ http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ssweeney.html

    Find a list of NAVets Life members at  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html
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    Ray Karpinski, RMCM, USN, Ret
    Wimauma, Florida 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rkarpinski.html
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    The following members have re-enlisted by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA.
    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail (see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    Not sure your dues are due? Ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    Wilbur L Eichler, HM3, USN 1966-1970
    Lehigh Acres, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/weichler.html
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    E. S. Van Gorder, BM3, USN 1963-1969
    Collegeville, Penna. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/evangorder.html
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    John C. Wolfe, ETC(SW), USN, Ret
    Corinth, Texas, http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jwolfe.html
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    Larry E Griffith, CYN3, USN
    Glendale, AZ 85302 http://www.navetsusa.com/members/lgriffith.html
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    Larry E Griffith, CYN3, USN
    Glendale, AZ  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/lgriffith.html
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    Henry G O Connell, BM3 1958-1962 
    Jesup, GA   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hoconnell.html
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    David L Word, BT3, USNR 1957-1963
    Lakeland, Fla   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dword.html
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    Ed Dukeshar, RM3, US Navy 
    Dover, Delaware  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/edukeshar.html
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    John W Hans, EMCS, USN Ret. Life Member NAVetsUSA
    Highlands, TX  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jhans.html
    Find a list of NAVets Life members at  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html
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    E.O. Whitmire 
    Atlanta, Ga   http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/ewhitmire.html
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    RICHARD L JANKOVSKY II, E3  1963-1967  Virginia Beach, VA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rjankovsky.html
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    Not sure if you paid your 2007 dues, ask here 
    navapps@earthlink.net 
     If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or on line 
    by credit card or check  .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009) 
    or . . . 
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245 
    31 to 40        $225 
    41 to 50        $200 
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140 
    71 to 80        $105
    over 80         $ 60 

    US Mail your check made out to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, KW 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, Florida 33045-2903
    or after filling out the application
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html on line at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children
    Celebrating 10 y:ears of service on the internet!
    Join or renew your membership
    now at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Dear Ed

    Here is a check for $60.00 to help any shipmate that may need help in paying his dues. Anytime someone need's help
    please let me know and I will help them out. Thank you for your newsletter that you send out on the Emaii. Looking forward to your next letter.

    Happy New Year to you. David Word 

    David Word

    Ahoy David,

    Thank you much! We have shipmates that are in need of financial help in paying their dues. We will apply the
    $60.00 towards that end. I will publish your note in our newsletter for those shipmates that may need membership fee help.

    Thanks again!
     
     

    ~ed

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    I'm not sure if you can help me, but I need to find out who the admiral of 

    COMPHIBRON TEN  at NAB Little Creek was in 1990.  My husband is in Kuwait and has to
    find out in order to advance b/c he only has a copy of an award which would give him the 1 point he needs for advancement.
    They won't give it to him until he finds out that admiral's name and confirms he authorized the award.  Go figure - I'm 
    just trying to help him while he's deployed.  Thank you in adavance for your help.
     

    Sarah A. Carmichael
    Deputy Clerk
    (804) 916-2734
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    Trying to find a shipmate

    My name is Dino Patelis SMC(SW) Navy retired in 1993  David Trezichek (misspelled last name)  he was a YNC then x-fered to 
    Newport R.I. working for Naval Reserve Command up there. 
     served with him on the USS Oliver Hazard`Perry (FFG-7) from
    Octn1987 through Sept. 1991.  Can you help me??  My numberb is 404-784-8604. Thank you.

    Late note..... found him yesterday, through a site called shipmate.com.  Found the right spelling of his name
    from the ship's roster.  Ran a google search and tracked him to a library in Middleboro MA where he is a board member. 
    Can you believe that?  Sorry for being long.  Thanks again.  We have some catching up to do. Regards. 

    Dean Patelis
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    With the New Year on top of us I want to thank you for the information you pass out during the year.
    I wish you and you families a Happy and most important, a Healthy New Year.

    Marty Strauss RM3c Korea 51-54
    USS Defense AM-317
    USS Carmick DMS-33 

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    Master Chief, on december 17, 1927, the submarine u.s.s. s-4 was rammed, and sunk, off the coast of massachusetts. the crew was recovered for burial. i have been researching the tragedy, and gathering information for a biography on each sailor who died. part of my job is to find the gravesite of each sailor. one of the sailors i need to find is buried in your neck of the woods. s/2c. Dean Michael Galvin.

    his body was sent to his brother Joseph Galvin who resided at 485 West 135th Street in NYC. can you help locate the cemetery for me? I hope to have everyone located in time for a "muster" on the 80th anniversary of the sinking. I think it would be a grand thing for Navy veterans to honor them on the 80th anniversary. The stories available are incomplete, inconsistent, and do not reflect the hard death the crew had to experience. 34 men died in less than 24 hours. 6 men trapped in the forward torpedo room lived 6 days. 

    meatball     bamacoinguy@yahoo.com
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     jimree67@aol.com 
    Homepage Title: 
    Homepage URL:
    Referred By: E-Mail 
    Location: Meridian, Mississippi 
    Comments: Trying to locate John Chinn. He served on the Tallahatchie County in 55 & 56
    Last known to be a CS3 in San Diego
     
     
     

    ....................................................................................................
     
     

    Welcome Aboard  NavetsUSA new members .................
    Roy M. Gill Jr., RM2, USN
    San Antonio, TX  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rgill.html

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    Robert R. Pilkington, HT2, US Navy
    Pahrump, Nevada  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rpilkington.html

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    James E. Soliday, CDR, MSC, USN, Ret Punxsutawney, PA
     http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jsoliday.html

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    George L. Watling, ENCM, USNR, Ret.
    Sun City, AZ  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/gwatling.html

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    Jimmy Reece, GMGC, USN, Ret.  Life Member NAVetsUSA
    Meridian, MS    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jreece.html

    Find a list of NAVets Life members at  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html
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    The following members have re-enlisted by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA.
    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail (see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    Not sure your dues are due? Ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    Robert Grell, HMC/E-7-1983-present
    Staten Island, NY   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rgrell.html

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    RM1 William H. Wood, SR., USN, ret  St Marys, GA

    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wwood.html

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    Joseph R Koselny, EM2
    Bradenton, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jkoselny.html
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    LEON G. PINKSTON

    Dearfield Beach, Fl http://www.navetsusa.com/members/lpinkston.html
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    Russell Young, EN3, US Navy Veteran
    Katy, Texas http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ryoung.html
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    Not sure if you paid your 2007 dues, ask here
    navapps@earthlink.net 
     If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or on line 
    by credit card or check  .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009) 
    or . . .
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245 
    31 to 40        $225
    41 to 50        $200 
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140 
    71 to 80        $105
    over 80         $ 60 

    US Mail your check made out to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, KW 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, Florida 33045-2903
    or after filling out the application 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html on line at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Royal DeAsis AX2, USN 1964-69 
    kontu4u@yahoo.com
    Evans, GA. 30809
    Served from 11/1964 to 02/69. Originally from Alaska. San Diego RTC (64-65) then approx. 7 months at NAS Memphis (Millington) for aviation electronics training. Shore duty at Ream Field NAS Imperial Beach (Imperial Beach, CA) attached to HS-10 and HC-1. Had to "extend" 4 months for 2nd Class. If our paths crossed and you even think you may remember me - would like to hear from you. Over the years I've only had contact with two other shipmates (Hawaii & Florida-by-way-of New York)
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children

    Happy New Year NAVetsUSA 
    Celebrating 10 y:ears
    of service on the internet!
    Join or renew your membership
    now at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
     

    NAVetsUSA NAS KW, PO Box 2903, Key West, Florida 33045

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    I am writing to you because I have sad news regarding a Sailor who proudly served on the USS Oriskany. My uncle, (Willard) "Lee" Wadsworth, age 60, died suddenly yesterday. Always the daredevil, he crashed his motorcycle and sustained lethal injuries.
    I am unfortunately uncertain of his exact dates of service, but I do know that he was aboard ship during the fire of 10-26-66. He was in the engine room when the fire started. If you were a shipmate and would like further information, contact Solipsy@insight.rr.com Cathy Collins
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    My name is Theresa Rose and I would greatly appreciate any assistance I can obtain, in an effort to locate a member whom was a seamen 1st class.  Mr. Linsey, Lindsey, Linsy (unsure of spelling) under the orders of BMC, Phillip R. Rose, based out of Belfronge, France.  I would like to request a roster which would also be very helpful, pertaining to the CLG-7 Springfield based in Belfronge, France in the year 1963 - 1964. 
    Thanking you in advance, Theresa Lynn Rose    rochadeb126@yahoo.com
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    Sorry about not sending the dues in. As usual, I have been spending all my spare cash on getting the honorable discharge certificates of our deceased shipmates off the internet sales, estate sales, etc. 
    I have 3 cases that i am researching that i hope someone in the world would know something about.
    1. cwo, joseph patrick taga, usn, retired, deceased. service number 239 18 01, first enlisted on 8 September 1918. died in 1966, and is buried in arlington.
    2. pn2, bessie lee stevenson, usn, (wave), serial number 353 21 72 w. honorably discharged on 2 october 1961, at usntc, san diego, ca.
    3. sa, charles t. barrett, usn, deceased. service number b44 55 31. killed in a vehicle accident in hanford, ca., on 6 June 1971.
    4. f1c, russel morie, usn. service number 380 33 51. enlisted 22 november 1923. honorably discharged on 29 november 1927. served aboard   u.s.s. henderson. 
    if any one knows any thing about these sailors i would deeply appreciate  contact.
    warren shanks mceachern
    bamacoinguy@yahoo.com
    "meatball"
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    Welcome Aboard  NavetsUSA new members ....
    WILLIAM S HOVAN SFM2, NAVet
    WARREN OHIO  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/whovan.html

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    Eddie T. Carroll GMM2 USN
    Plainview, Texas http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ecarroll.html
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    Donna McCoy for Bernard C. Speak, EM USN 1944-1947
    Tualatin, Oregon http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bspeak.html
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    Bobby Joe Lyons, SKC, USN, Ret.     Life Member
    North Tazewell, VA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/blyons.html
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    Ray Karpinski, RMCM, USN, Ret
    Wimauma, Florida  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rkarpinski.html
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    The following members have re-enlisted by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA
    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail 
    (see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
    Not sure your dues are due? Ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    Thomas R. Elliott, EM2, USN 
    Sandy Lake, PA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/telliott.html
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    Harry (Bill) Moak, EM2(SS), USN 1966-70
    Carson, CA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hmoak.html
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    Richard N. Hathaway, CDR, USN, Ret.
    Appleton, ME http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rhathaway.html
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    Robert A Carlisle, PHCS, USN, Ret
    Winter Haven, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rcarlisle.html
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    Hollis R Tozier, YN2 
    Ipswich, Ma http://www.navetsusa.com/members/htozier.html59-1962
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    Michael Meccia 
    Silver Spring, MD http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mmeccia.html
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    Thomas C. Ford, ABF-2 1960-1964
    St. Louis, Missouri http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tford.html
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    Eugene Gorman, TM3, USN 1963-1966
    Los Lunas, NM  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/egorman.html
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    Bart Bartholomew, RDC, USN, Ret.
    Gerry, NY  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/bbartholomew.html
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    Jerald Stephen Dimas, YN3, USN
    STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jdimas.html
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    Alex C. Pfaeffle, AD1, USN, Ret
    San Bruno,  Calif http://www.navetsusa.com/members/apfaeffle.html
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    Dominick A Viti, EN2 USN 1945-1949
    MOHAWK, NY http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dviti.html
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    Mike Comar 
    Bennington, VT  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mcomar.html
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    John Wilson Brinkley, AD1 USN, Retired
    Mena, AR  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jbrinkley.html
    (Email has changed...NAVetsUSA has no record of new email)
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    Eugene Conway, AC/3, NAVet
    Huntington NY  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/econway.html

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    Paul E Gabel, AD2, USN
    Holly Lake Ranch, Texas http://www.navetsusa.com/members/pgabel.html
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    James T. Rador, AQB3, USN 1962-1966
    West Des Moines, Iowa http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jrador.html
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    Not sure if you paid your 2007 dues, ask here 
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     If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or on line 
    by credit card or check  .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009) 
    or . . . 
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245 
    31 to 40        $225 
    41 to 50        $200 
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140
    71 to 80        $105 
    over 80         $ 60 

    US Mail your check made out to: 
    NAVetsUSA 
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, KW
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, Florida 33045-2903
    or after filling out the application 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html on line at
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Dear Ed, Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will be unable to re-new my 2007 membership because what with myself being retired, my wife has recently retired also. Who knew when you retired one is supposed to be happy and carefree. If there is any way that there is an opening for a Navy disabled American Vietnam Veteran to possably get a "pass" on the membership fee, Please let me know. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wbennett.html

    Wallace D. Bennett, Jr.

    Once a shipmate, always a shipmate! A shipmate may be looking for you, so we will leave your page on line, if that is OK with you. I am sure Don Harribine will keep you on his email list. If, in the future, your financial situation improves let us know.

    Thanks
    ~ed reese NAVetsUSA
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    John Hopper <jhop@mac.com>

    Senior Chief Reese,

    Found your site by googling on "Navy Veterans". I'm planning to get  into it more; it's looking like you have a lot of info, but not one 
    of my ship's sites... I'll look into that later...

    Anyway, my reason for writing is also because I received a solicitation request from an organization calling itself "Navy Veterans Assoc". They are asking for donations to send CARE packages to Iraq, and have a website that is supposed to describe their organization. 
    But there is too much "proof" of their site being representative of  a valid organization, and I'm suspicious. Not one mention of this 
    "sending CARE packages", at least I didn't see one. I thought I would check some independent sites, and I see that you don't even 
    list the organization...(but, of course, since I'm 71, I suppose my glasses might be a little dull and I could have missed them)
     Would appreciate a short response whether you feel they are a valid  organization, or just a rip-off. John Hopper, USN RET

    Shipmate Hopper,

    I do not have any knowledge of Navy Veterans Assoc. but that doesn't mean that they are not legitimate.
    You may look at http://charityreports.give.org/Public/Report.aspx?CharityID=1708
    and decide what you think.

    Take care
    and Fair Winds and Following Seas!
    ~ed reese
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    My Dad, Joseph E. Comeau Sr. served on the USS Solomons CVE 67.
    I would like very much to talk to any crewman or family member of a crewman from the USS Solomons CVE 67! My e-mail address is grtcmisn@ggcg.org
    I am currently trying to put together a reunion for the USS Solomons CVE 67. I am currently in contact with 68 of the crewmen, or their surviving family members. I would love to add you to my list!
    I wrote a Book about the USS Solomons CVE 67.
    Here is the link to my web page for the Book:
    http://www.ggcg.org/navy/cve67.shtml
    Below are two reviews that the Book has received.

    BOOK REVIEWS

    Joseph Comeau's book on the history of this can-do carrier and her World War II crew reads like a veteran's scrapbook, which it is in a way. There's no narrative in the traditional sense; the book consists of first-hand accounts, rare personal snapshots, and reproductions of contemporary documents, such as a "Welcome Aboard" pamphlet produced for new arrivals aboard the SOLOMONS. Comeau's father, Joseph E. Comeau, Sr., served aboard the SOLOMONS, and the book is a tribute to Comeau Sr. and his shipmates. The book is a wealth of obscure photos and the small details of life aboard a "jeep" carrier during the Atlantic War.<br>
    - Doug Buchanan, Editor of Anchor Watch, The Official Journal of the <a href="/file:\\C:\DOCUME~1\EDWARD~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP/file:\\C:\DOCUME~1\EDWARD~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP/file:\\C:\DOCUME~1\EDWARD~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP/file:\\C:\DOCUME~1\EDWARD~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP/file:\\C:\Documents and Settings\Edward Reese\Local Settings\Temp\D3058AE4-38C9-42BC-84F0-5756C840639F/file:\\C:\Documents and Settings\Edward Reese\Local Settings\Temp/http://www.hnsa.org">Historic Naval Ships Association,</a> July 2005

    This is a big book -large format, over 540 pages and 810 photographs -but regardless of its size this book is clearly a labor of love.

    For years Joseph Comeau would ask his father -Joseph Comeau Sr. -about his days in the Navy. His father would simply reply that he was on an Escort Carrier and that they were in the Atlantic. He sometimes added that he was also rather sad that there had never been a reunion for his fellow shipmates that served with him on the USS Solomons (CVE-67).

    In February 2002, Joseph Jr. got an idea. Using the far reach of the Internet, he began tracking down former Solomons crewmembers, quickly finding 35 men in just a few short months. Each time he found one he would ask that individual to write down memories of the ship and to send a copy of any photos he may have. Joseph Jr. stashed these materials away in a folder, which soon grew to over 235 pages. This he presented to his dad on Father's Day of that year. It was the reunion that his father never had.

    Sadly, Joseph Comeau Sr. answered the final Call to Muster on 26 June 2003. 

    This book, based on the original folder as well as further research, is a great piece of history. It is not necessarily a start to finish history of the USS Solomons, although there is a considerable amount of information on the ship, but rather individual stories of people with a common experience centered around the vessel in which they served, during a war that all fought.. This is a chronicle of the past in the most personal sense.

    There is a ton of history here and we highly recommend picking up a copy of this book. We would like to thank Joseph Jr. for undertaking this project -a gift from a son to his dad. 

    Joseph E. Comeau Jr.
    grtcmisn@ggcg.org
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    Honoring your past . . . Reminding your children

    Happy New Year NAVetsUSA 
    Celebrating 10 y:ears
    of service on the internet!
    Join or renew your membership
    now at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html

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    Happy Thanksgiving, 23 November

    Something cool that Xerox is doing - If you go to this website, www.letssaythanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it, and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently  Serving in Iraq .  You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.  How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!   This is a great site. Please send a card.  It is FREE and it only takes a second.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers, sailors, airman and marines received a bunch of these?  Submitted by Glenn Aures,SubVet, Brockport, NY
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    Dear sir,  My name is Carl Putkowski, jr.  My grandfather was S1c  John Ralosky he served on LCI { M } 760 on Iwo Jima .  I have been doing alot of research on him as well as his ships . What i am lacking is photos of LCI { M } 760 . do you know where i just might be able to find any either from Iwo Jima or other spots ?Dozer and Stephanie utkowski   dozers_world@yahoo.com

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    Sir, NAVetsUSA  was recommended to me by Doc Ken Buster.
    I am the Immediate Past National Commander of NAMC (Nat'l Assoc. of Medics and
    Corpsmen. While I am retired ARMY, I'd still like to support you as a member.
    Temple, TX Ronald A. Sharp, SSG, USA Ret  docron@hot.rr.com
    ( Sure can and welcome aboard at http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html )
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    Welcome Aboard NAVetsUSA new members 
    Jeffrey J Howland, ABH2, USN 1973-1977
    Peabody, MA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jhowland.html
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     Don Johnson, LT, USN (Ret) Life Member, NAVetsUSA 
    Independence, OR http://www.navetsusa.com/members/djohnson.html
    Find a list of NAVets Life members at  http://ww.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html
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    Alan Meyers, HM2, US Navy 
    Oceanside, NY A shipmate member (prior Corpsman) paid his dues for 2007. 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ameyers.html

    Note from ~ed reese, founder: We asked for a vote of the body to allow this shipmate free NAVetsUSA membership.  The vote was 100% yes with many offering to pay his dues. He is now a member thanks to a shipmate and follow corpsman.
    Some comments follow (Not all listed due to space limitations)  ...............................

    Shipmates: I belive this shipmate deserves to be a member of our great Navy organization. I spent two and a half years aboard a Destroyer escort in the south Pacific during WW2. Our ship participated in several invasions during our conflict. At Iwo Jima I lost my hearing for several weeks due to screening our Battlewagons who were shelling the island . I now have a hearing aid and other ailments due to serving aboard this small fighting ship. I sympathize with him and he deserves the best from all our shipmates. If necessary Ill pay for his membership.     Shipmate: Charlie Touzell Mam3rd USNR  USS Dennis DE405 
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    Hell, yes. Grant him an honorary membership.
    If that doesn't work for you, send me his dues bill and I will pay it!

    Winchell M. Craig, Jr.,
    Colonel (Retired),
    U.S. Marine Corps
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    Ed,
    As far as I am concerned, if YOU deem a person worthy of a membership
    I am for it. I wholeheartedly endorse "DOC" MYERS, as a member, NOT an honorary member, 
    but a FULL FLEDGED member.

    George R. O'Connell
    RM2 USN 1956-64
    NaVetsUSA Life Member
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    Ed and Don; 
    I will gladly pay for a Life Membership for Shipmate Corpsman Meyers.
    Sincerely,
    Shipmate CAPT Charles V. Wilhoit, Jr., USN (Ret)
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    BZ and Welcome Aboard to Petty Officer Meyers.  Thank you for your dedicated service to our beloved Country.
    Dick Rogers
    YNCM, USN (Ret)
    San Diego, CA..
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    My vote is yes. If he in any way helped protect this country, I vote yes to a free membership. Not all of us are as fortunate to be well off or shall I say getting by in life. As a matter of fact most of us live from day to day not knowing if food is going to be on the table tomorrow of if the roof over our heads will be taken away because we don't have the payment. Believe me, life can change in the blink of an eye.
    Charlotte C Davila
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    ED, I will pay for 1 year for the HM3 that can't afford to....OK..tell me 
    how to send the money. Also I hope someone else will step up and pay for 
    a year for our shipmate,we have all had some hard times.J.R.Davis/subvet
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    I'm not a member yet, so I will volunteer to pay part of his life membership.
    Herb Praskey, RM2 1954-60.  thetinkerman@juno.com
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    Eye,Eye,Ed, Al paid his dues,please wave the membership fee for him.He could certainly use the information you post.........We need to continue to be Shipmates.......It's the Navy way.......
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    YES James R. Santos  Life Member NAVetsUSA

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    Hi Ed
    Thank you for your Email,I am glad that someone paid his dues. I think we can all as good shipmate always' help someone out when they need it .Can you set up a support group to help other shipmate's when they need help? I will start it out with a check for $100.00 if you will let me know where to send it and who to make it too. I know that other shipmate's out there that will help also.I would love to see that all veteran's get the information that we get from you ,each time you send a new's letter out . I enjoy your Email each time I get it.Keep the good work.Thank You.
     David Word
    Lakeland Fla
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    I paid his dues.
    Tell him I'm on disability too.  Bad joints, spine, heart, diabetic.  I can sympathize. signed HM3
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    The following members have re-enlisted by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA ............
    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail 
    (see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    John L. Paul
    Bloomsburg, Pa Member since 1998 and now a life member!
    http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/jpaul.html
    Find a list of NAVets Life members at  http://ww.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html
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    Gerald R. Rutherford, AZCM, USN, Ret.
    New Port Richey, Fl.  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/grutherford.html
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    LeRoy Riddell, NCC SW Ret 
    Coon Rapids, MN  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/lriddell.html
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    David Daigneault, MM3, USN
    Westminster, CO   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ddaigneault.html
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    Harold Britton Barber, LICS, USN, Ret.
    Bethany Beach, DE.  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hbarber.html
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    Douglas R Ebert Sr HTCM SW 
    Washington, ME   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/debert.html
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    Henry E  Worrells, Jr., LIC, USN, Ret
    Cape Coral, FL      www.navetsusa.com/members/hworrells.html
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    Peter H. Semetis
    Hilton Head Island, SC. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/psemetis.html
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    Not sure if you paid your 2007 dues, ask here navapps@earthlink.net 
     If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or on line 
    by credit card or check  ....................
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009)
    or . . . 
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245
    31 to 40        $225 
    41 to 50        $200
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140 
    71 to 80        $105 
    over 80        $ 60

    US Mail your check made out to:
    NAVetsUSA
    Winter Headquarters, NAS, KW 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, Florida 33045-2903
    or after filling out the application 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html on line at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    From Diane Woods for: Harold Otis Woods dianewds@aol.com 
    7700 Tremayne Pl #302
    McLean, VA 22102
    703-992-9752
    My dad just (10/18/06) passed away and I am looking to fill in blanks and to help honor him with information concerning his service during WWII. So, I am, on his behalf filling in the information. Please advise.  My dad was last on the U.S.S. Savannah CL-42 which was hit on 9/11/43. He also served on the Philadelphia (light cruiser) J D Erickson (I think).
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    Hello All,
    I was writing a letter about finding this person, John Roy Ayala and some how it was sent and I was not finished. Last known address was Carlos St, New Baltimore, MI his base that he retired from was not that far away. He was born Feb 1955. I met him while stationed in Charleston, SC in 1983-84 He was on the USS Clark Gable. I hope I have the name right. He's been stationed in Florida, Porto, New York, was in Desert Storm. I don't know what else to say except please help me find him. Life is getting shorter as we speak. Thanking you in advance. Charlotte Davila DavilaCC@aol.com
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    Attention members...............
    Vote to give the below shipmate honorary free membership
    email  your vote to ~ed reese, founder ............. navapps@earthlink.net

    I was a Navy Corpsman, the only 2 times I was on a ship was a small sumarine when I trained with a Recon unit on Okinawa with the Marines and When I went to Viet Nam the rear of the Marine Company was on a ship. I worked at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and 13 months with a Marine Grunt in Viet Nam. I do not have the money, I am on disability and social security because of Viet nam I have PTSD, Diabetes, paralyzed nerves in my legs and tinnitis. All documented. If you can not except me I understand.
    Alan Meyers, HM2 aday4me@att.net
    2692 Magee PL
    Oceanside, NY 11572
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    Welcome Aboard NAVetsUSA new members....... 
    Diane Woods.....
    For her father Harold Otis Woods, USN, WWII (Posthumous)
    McLean, VA  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hwoods.html
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    Allen T Harman Radioman 2/C
    Lexington, KY  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/aharman.html
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    Anne Bancroft, AK3, USN 1987-1991 
    Tucson, AZ   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/abancroft.html
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    AMHC, ROBERT F GAGNE USN RET
    NARRAGANSETT, RI  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rgagne.html
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    Charles Glenn, MACS, USN RET.
    College Park, Ga  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cglenn.html 
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    Robert L. Mustain, HTC, USN, Ret.
    Hanahan, SC  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rmustain.html
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    Gerard Arsenault,
    Orlando, Fl.  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/garsenault.html
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    Find a list of NAVets Life members at  http://ww.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html
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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or on line
    by credit card or check  .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009) 
    or . . . 
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245 
    31 to 40        $225 
    41 to 50        $200 
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140
    71 to 80        $105 
    over 80         $ 60 

    US Mail your check made out to:
    NAVetsUSA
    *Winter Headquarters, Naval Air Station, KW 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, Florida 33045-2903
    or after filling out the application 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html pay on line at
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    If you are not sure if you paid your dues, ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    JUST A REMINDER ... All cell phone numbers are being
    released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale
    calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.

    To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:
    888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a
    minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.    Joanne Wheeler
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    The following members have re-enlisted
    by renewing their dues with NAVetsUSA ............
    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail 
    (*see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    John E Wilson, SKCS, USN, Ret
    Orlando, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jwilson.html
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    DR Lawrence Thornton Shields, LTCDR, USNR, Ret
    NEWTON, MA. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ltshields.html
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    Edward J. Cox, ADJ-2, USN 1966-1975
    Millville, NJ http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ecox.html
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    John E Pecoraro, BT2, USN 
    Omaha NE    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jpecoraro.html 
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    Delmar E Loewe, Jr, QM2, USN, 1971-19
    Livermore, CA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dloewe.html
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    John C Collins, Major, USAFR, ret 
    Riverside, RI  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jcollins.html
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    Terry C Smardon, CTM2
    Palm Harbor, FL http://www.navetsusa.com/members/tsmardon.html
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    Carl W Ellis, Jr., FTG3, NAVet
    Rumford,Maine  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/cellis.html
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    Dudley L Stouch, AF2, USN 1950-1953
    York, PA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dstouch.html
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    Robert A Nettles MT1 SS USN Ret DAV 
    Kent, WA http://www.navetsusa.com/members/rnettles.html
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    Joanne Wheeler
    For Jim Wheeler http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jwheeler.html
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    Alan W. Boyce, DC-2  1960-1967
    St. Louis Missouri  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/aboyce.html
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    If your dues are due, or you wish to join NAVetsUSA, pay now by US mail, or on line 
    by credit card or check  .................... 
    One Year . . . . $20.00 (expires December 2007) 
    Two Years . . .  $35.00 (expires December 2008) 
    Three Years ...  $50.00 (expires December 2009) 
    or . . . 
    Life membership . . . join our many life members at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/members/mindex.html 
    Your Age        One time fee 
    up to 30        $245 
    31 to 40        $225 
    41 to 50        $200 
    51 to 60        $175 
    61 to 70        $140 
    71 to 80        $105
    over 80         $ 60 

    US Mail your check made out to: 
    "NAVetsUSA" 
    *Winter Headquarters, Naval Air Station, KW 
    Post Office Box 2903 
    Key West, Florida 33045-2903
    or after filling out the application 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/join.html pay on line at 
    http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html
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    Already a member and not sure if you paid your dues for 2007, ask at navapps@earthlink.net
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    Looking for pictures of my mother when she served as a naval registered nurse at Mare Island Naval Hospital during WWII from 1943 to 1945. We are celebrating her 85th birthday (October 16th) on October 20th. I am trying to locate pictures from then and also veterans who served with her. Her name is somewhat unusal so probable not forgotten easily: Fontilla Leola Mangum, from Plainview Texas. I believe she did her basic training / office training in San Antonio Texas. She got her nursing degree from Wyland College in Amarillo Texas. She was discharged after marrying my father - Joseph Nicholas Chiara, a Merchant Marine officer and later a Naval officer during the Korean conflict. Thank you for any help you might be able to give.  Toni Chiara toni.chiara@va.gov 
    Gainesville, FL 32605
    352 338-7609
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    A few non paying dues shipmates bios ........................................................................

    Gordon Turner, Jr., BM1,USN,Ret. lmpm33@hotmail.com
    305 Hillcrest Drive
    Montezuma, GA 31063
    BM1, USN 1943-1963
    478-472-2288
    During WW11, served on the USS James O'Hara. Went on to USS Franklin Roosevelt then the following:
    USS Coral Sea,USS Orinisky,USS Lake Champaigne,USS Basolone, USS Stickell.
    I was on the USS Vammen in 1962 then the USS Topeka - retired off the USS Topeka in 1963.
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    James D. Parmiter, CDR, USN; Ret.  nanjim@rcn.com  CDR, USN; Ret. 1956-1978 
    (610) 544-6386 
    commissioned 1956;
    Served in USS ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD692)
    USS PURDY (DD734)
    USS IOWA (BB61)
    Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
    Naval Damage Control Training Center
    Philadelphia Naval Base
    Sixth Fleet Middle East Force
    Naval Sea Systems Command
    USS YOSEMITE (AD19)
    Retired 1978;
    Went back to work as a Civil Service employee at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard until it closed in 1996; then I retired for good.

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    Looking for info on a Walter Czaya that passed away several years ago.  Served in WWII on
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    Any help would be appreciated if he was a NAVETSUSA member.
    Regards..Herb Haimes, PhM2c USN  1942-45 HERBHAIMES@aol.com
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    Last know  survivor of  the USS Constitution?
    Dear folks. Would you be able to provide  to me the  name of the  last know  survivor of  the USS Constitution?  He was my Great Great grandfather. Remember seeing a picture of him in a newspaper several years ago. My family names consist of shaffer,swiler,fox,klahr. It may be one of these.  Would appreciate any input. A picture included would be a plus.
    Thank you
    Rodger  Shaffer  shafrod6937@msn.com
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    Searching for Walter Czaya 
    Looking for info on a Walter Czaya that passed away several years ago.  Served in WWII on
    Aircraft Carrier as Signalman and Gunnery.   Lived in Florida when he passed away.
    Any help would be appreciated if he was a NAVETSUSA member.
    Regards..Herb Haimes, PhM2c USN  1942-45 HERBHAIMES@aol.com
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    Last know  survivor of  the USS Constitution?
    Dear folks. Would you be able to provide  to me the  name of the  last know  survivor of  the USS Constitution?  He was my Great Great grandfather. Remember seeing a picture of him in a newspaper several years ago. My family names consist of shaffer,swiler,fox,klahr. It may be one of these.  Would appreciate any input. A picture included would be a plus.
    Thank you
    Rodger  Shaffer  shafrod6937@msn.com
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    Welcome Aboard NAVetsUSA new member ................
    Francis X. McMonagle, MM3, USN 1956-1958
    McCook Il.  LIFE Member http://ww.navetsusa.com/members/fmcmonagle.html
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    More to come next issue. You too can renew for 2007 by US Mail (see below) or on line at http://www.navetsusa.com/thankyou.html

    A. J. (Jim) Shand, EMC, USN, 1941-1947
    Aptos, CA Life Member  http://www.navetsusa.com/members/ashand.html
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    Miamisburg, Ohio http://www.navetsusa.com/members/jburns.html  2007, 2008 and 2009.
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    Corpus Christi, TX http://www.navetsusa.com/members/hpiaczynski.html  2007 
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    Pana, Illinois http://www.navetsusa.com/members/wgarber.html  2007
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    Ashland, Pa. http://www.navetsusa.com/members/foconnell.html  2007
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    Art Dalton, CUCM, USN, RET
    Sanford, ME   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/adalton.html  2007
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    Edward C Stoner BTCM USN Ret
    Fayetteville GA  http://ww.navetsusa.com/members/estoner.html 2007 
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    Dale M. Prince, YN3, USN 1967-1971
    Charleston, TN. 37310   http://www.navetsusa.com/members/dprince.html 2007 and 2008
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    or . . . 
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    Searching for Dad
    Dean L. Couillard, USN, Retired 1972?

    I have been searhing for my Father for some 25/30 years now. We were seperated when i was 13. I remember that he retired possibly in 1972/3ish, born in Leomonstir Mass. aprroximate age 68-70, last known where a bouts Long Beach CA 1974. any and all help would be wonderful. thank you 
    Michelle couillard
    shesquattopee@hotmail.com
    3650 Summer Picnic Ct, 
    Las Vegas NV. 89147
    7022481589
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    Reunion Notice, USS ABNAKI (ATF 96) 
    Sept 5---9  2007
    Wyndham O'Hare Hotel
    Rosemont IL

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    Rockingham Beach, Western Australia
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