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2001 GUESTBOOK
Name: Steve Starry BTCS (sw) RET
Email: sstarry@aol.com
Comments: The King was a great ship. Enjoyed my Cheifs iniation in 86 while on board. Anyone that would like to get together with and ols ship mate if you are ever in Orlando, Fl drop me a line.
Years Served on the KING Jun 85 - Jan 88
Your rank on the KING BTC (SW)
September 26, 2001 00:04:06 (GMT Time)



Name: Mike DeBruler
Email: mdebruler1@home.com
Comments: What a great group to serve with, where are Duffy, Casey, Diehnel, Mishler, Edler and the rest of the ETs? You had better make it to the reunion!! I will never forget "General Quarters, General Quarters, this is NOT a drill!" And Mr. Eddy commencing firing the 5 inch while I was on the Foremast. I thought I was going to have to learn how to fly!!! I retired from San Diego Police Department, due to being shot twice while I was a Robbery Detective, but can NOT complain. Full recovery eve
Years Served on the KING November,1964 to June, 1967
Your rank on the KING ET-2
September 17, 2001 18:40:04 (GMT Time)



Name: BM1 SW CHARLES BROWN USN RET
Email: ONE REAL SOON
Comments: YOU GUYS HAVE A NICE SITE JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I WAS SERVING IN BB 61 WHEN YOU GUYS HIT US AS I REMBER THE KING WAS GETTING UNDERWAY WITHOUT WAITING FOR TUGS AND A BIG GUST OF WIND BLEW YOUR SHIP INTO US OUR CO XO 1ST LT WERE NONE TO PLEASED I HOPE NO ONE IN KING WAS HURT WE OF IOWA ARE IN THE BATTLE TO SAVE HER FROM SCRAP HOW ABOUT DROPING US A LINE AT WWW.USSIOWA.ORG TILL THEN SHIPMATES ITS FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS [BOATS]
Years Served on the KING SERVED ON USS IOWA BB 61
Your rank on the KING
September 17, 2001 15:47:07 (GMT Time)



Name: Irv Trinkle
Email: IrvTrinkle@aol.com
Comments: North SAR in the Gulf of Tonkin to the Indian Ocean in one quick trip. Christmas in the I.O. with the remnants of a tree brought over from the USS Enterprise. The crew worked well together and consisted of many great guys. Captain Jackson wouldn't have it any other way. I am looking forward to our 2002 reunion in San Diego.
Years Served on the KING late 1970 to early 1972
Your rank on the KING ET1
September 17, 2001 13:16:23 (GMT Time)



Name: Jim Heggem
Email: bjheggem@earthlink.net
Comments: WD Division. I noticed my earlier Guestbook entries are no longer there so I thought I'd sign-on again.
Years Served On KING 1960 - 1964
Your Rank On The KING SN
September 6, 2001 18:34:07 (GMT Time)



Name: jim feher
Email: jaf6262@aol.com or jfeher@trenton.navy.com
Comments: gtmo of 83 trainning was tough, but those weekends at cable beach and crabbing a case of that adalt gtmo beverage and keeping it chilled in a card board cooler made it all worth the memories. once a king man always a king man.....
Years Served On KING jun 82 - may 86
Your Rank On The KING sm2
September 6, 2001 01:40:51 (GMT Time)



Name: Lloyd Lano
Email: ljlano@aol.com
Comments: Did not care much about the ship. Good people on the King just the equipment seem to fall apart all the time.
Years Served On KING 1966-68
Your Rank On The KING STG 2
September 5, 2001 14:14:24 (GMT Time)



Name: Reynold L Steger
Email: renwizzard1@hotmail.com
Comments: Looking for info on the 86 med cruise and on the 88 nato cruise anyone with info can reach me at the address above.i've seen all kinds of names on here that i remember if anyone remembers me drop me a line. Im also looking for info on the where abouts of BT3 Steven Schmidt anyone no of his where abouts please let me no.
Years Served On KING may 1985 to may 1989
Your Rank On The KING Fr to BT3
September 3, 2001 23:23:42 (GMT Time)



Name: Dave Bilby
Email: bilbyltc@dbtax.com
Comments: I am looking forward to the King reunion in 2002. Thanks, Terry Forsythe, for taking the ball and running with putting it together.
Years Served On KING 1966 - 1969
Your Rank On The KING STG2
September 2, 2001 22:09:46 (GMT Time)



Name: Pat Lomber
Email: pjl3@cornell.edu
Comments: First of all, Excellent page. I think offend on all the memories of my time on the King. From the time we lost the guys overboard during the storm off Norfolk. To the many wild and dangerous nights at all the ports we entered for shoretime. Crossing the equator for the first time left some strange memeries and even stranger scars! My scap book is full of good pictures of all the guys who shared those years of long days and nights at sea. It truely was a time of good friends and good times and a
Years Served On KING 1977 - 1981
Your Rank On The KING Electricians Mate II Plank Owner
September 1, 2001 13:03:20 (GMT Time)



Name: ernest icenbice
Email: bud@pop.lisco.com
Comments: two engine topwatch. snyder kortas clark kauffman breau redman agnew among others were there. was nucleus crew precom crew and a plank owner. this was ship two of six
Years Served On KING 76 to 79
Your Rank On The KING mm2
August 31, 2001 23:43:21 (GMT Time)



Name: Roger Lemstrom
Email: Hamatsa@aol.com
Comments: I hated scraping tubes and cleaning the bilge and it seemed like I never, ever got enough sleep. I'm looking forward to San Diego.
Years Served On KING 72-74 (Went to the Gridley DLG 21 after decom.
Your Rank On The KING BTFN
August 31, 2001 22:09:58 (GMT Time)



Name: Roger Lemstrom
Email: Hamatsa@aol.com
Comments: and his untimely demise at the hands of his wife's boyfriend? What's up with Lt. David Blaise Howe and his dope dogs? (black pepper works wonders!) Who painted the peace sign on the stack? Subic was way cool and a sailor's dream. Glad we went to Hong Kong, Sasebo, Kaoshiung, etc. I'm really sorry I didn't buy a ton of stuff out of the Naval Exchange Catalog (I still have it). The Vulcan scared the crap out of me and I was terrified of being cooked by steam. I hated scraping tubes and clean
Years Served On KING 72-74 (Went to the Gridley DLG 21 after decom.
Your Rank On The KING BTFN
August 31, 2001 21:47:21 (GMT Time)



Name: Roger Lemstrom
Email: Hamatsa@aol.com
Comments: I worked in the Forward Fireroom. I did contact Lester Shahan a few years ago. No one else. So, like Carl Brown said in an earlier post, "Where is everybody? What's up with Moreno, Hutchins, Quinn, Chief Perry, Kelly, Spruill, Farhne,etc? What ever happened to Cap'n Tarbuck? (the only officer I knew with a tattoo) Did anyone ever find out who filched the grenades? What about the missing helium? Anybody remember Cap'n Anderson and his handy little M16? How about the "Blue Goose" or Tom Kelly
Years Served On KING 72-74 (Went to the Gridley DLG 21 after decom.
Your Rank On The KING BTFN
August 31, 2001 21:46:04 (GMT Time)



Name: Arthur C Fenwick
Email: Acf@aol.com
Comments: I'll never forget some great times and great people in the division like Willy Roberts singing "Pig of my Heart", con artist Smed, Cowboy Bob, Puck, OBB and those brownies, Ski, Drifty, Skate, Nobby, Sal, Fred, Art and Briggsy. Then there was huggable Ch. Newell too!!
Years Served On KING 70-73
Your Rank On The KING OS3
August 30, 2001 20:49:41 (GMT Time)



Name: Jerry Vivlamore
Email:  
Comments: I would be intrested in finding out who holds all the photos taking for the Kings last voyage. As this Cruise book was never published. I remember receiving a check from the c/o about a year after decomm to reconcile me for the moneies paid to receive the cruise book. If anyone has these photos and or layout of the cruise book please contact me so maybe we could finish this book and distribute it... Thanks jerry Fc-3 Vivlamore Hkypuck@redcreek.net
Years Served On KING 1989-decomm
Your Rank On The KING FC-3
August 27, 2001 16:55:38 (GMT Time)



Name: DAVID HAVEKOST
Email: DAVE8751@AOL.COM
Comments:
Years Served On KING 72-73
Your Rank On The KING HT3
August 25, 2001 16:26:40 (GMT Time)



Name: Ron Broaddus
Email: rjbroaddus@yahoo.com
Comments: Would enjoy hearing from any of my old shipmates. Ron
Years Served on the KING Jan. 1963--Aug. 1967
Your rank on the KING SH-3
August 14, 2001 23:29:25 (GMT Time)



Name: Carl Brown
Email: alebro @ msn.com
Comments: We knew how to steam. Moreno,Tank,Harris,Senior Chief Perry,Fahrney,Shahan,Detemple,Where are you guys? I can be reached at above e-mail or 619-266-0349.What's up Capt. Anderson.Remember heading to Panama and two fireroom lost their exhaust blower. It was hot back there.
Years Served on the KING 1972-Decom 1974
Your rank on the KING BT3/2
August 13, 2001 04:07:11 (GMT Time)



Name: milton craven
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Comments: just a few lines to say hi---terry has told me he received my papers on our lost shipmate and will be going in the MEMORY SECTION---anyone from the rm or sm gang from 1979 to 1982 drop me a line ---or what about the guys who wanted to call back on the MARS SYSTEM from ship to shore when we were in med or south america
Years Served on the KING 1979 to 1982
Your rank on the KING rm2 oc/o1 div
August 13, 2001 02:24:48 (GMT Time)



Name: Scott Kurbyun
Email: skurbyun@hotmail.com
Comments: New Email address as of 7/15/01
Years Served on the KING 84'-88'
Your rank on the KING FC2(SW)
August 9, 2001 21:10:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Mike Luppino
Email: mikel@sliverlink.net
Comments: Where is our first Chief Eng. R.J.Michaels. Anyone Know?
Years Served on the KING 5/60 - 6/63
Your rank on the KING BT 3/2
August 1, 2001 04:19:01 (GMT Time)



Name: Derek T. Dye
Email: dyedt@jmu.edu
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 84-88
Your rank on the KING MM2(SW)
July 30, 2001 14:11:29 (GMT Time)



Name: Steve Breidinger
Email: steve.breidinger@uspl.enbridge.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1982-87
Your rank on the KING Machinist Mate
July 29, 2001 18:58:37 (GMT Time)



Name: Patrick J. Audinet
Email: audinetp@pacbell.net
Comments: Someone has to remember WestPac when we lost the Mahan in a typhoon when she seized a shaft! That was one heck of a storm, stripping a great deal of equipment from the main and 2nd decks.
Years Served on the KING 1962-1965
Your rank on the KING STG2
July 27, 2001 20:41:28 (GMT Time)



Name: Dan Harris
Email: drhklh1190@aol.com
Comments: Left King halfway through 1986 Med cruise, PCS'd to USS Dale (CG-19).Looking to find a copy of the 1986 cruise book or how I can obtain a copy.
Years Served on the KING 1982-1986
Your rank on the KING BTCS(Ret.) (BT1 on King)
July 25, 2001 18:01:49 (GMT Time)



Name: Mark J. Kelly
Email: mj_kelly99@yahoo.com
Comments: New e-mail as of 01JUL2001
Years Served on the KING 4 on king, still in Reserves
Your rank on the KING MM2
July 25, 2001 14:24:46 (GMT Time)



Name: Gary Wommack
Email: Towboatpc@aol.com
Comments: My most vivid memory was when we lost the 4 guys over board off Cape Hatteras, I am in marine towing and salvage and when I'm alone on my boat at nite when the weather is bad I think of them often and what it must have been like.
Years Served on the KING 20 yrs, 4 on King
Your rank on the KING ENFN-EN2 on KIng
July 25, 2001 01:26:59 (GMT Time)



Name: john patrick morris
Email: www.bilgerat39@hotmail.com
Comments: I served in the royal australian navy on ddg hmas hobart in vietnam 1970.Hobart was ddg 39 and biult in boston in 1965. sorry i butted into youir website. all the best all all of the king. i had a bit to do with the king when your boiler acc equipment was playing up
Years Served on the KING
Your rank on the KING
July 24, 2001 07:56:39 (GMT Time)



Name: Louis Rajnys
Email: synjarl@cs.com
Comments: Currently stationed at COMPHIBGRU2 Norfolk Va. Go fast no smoke!!!!
Years Served on the KING 1985-1989 in King, still in the Navy
Your rank on the KING In King MM2(SW)
July 22, 2001 01:19:58 (GMT Time)



Name:
Email:  
Comments:
Years Served on the KING
Your rank on the KING
July 21, 2001 17:29:42 (GMT Time)



Name: Frank Bonner (Boers 64)
Email: frank_b@earthlink.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING '63 - '64
Your rank on the KING RM2
July 21, 2001 17:22:06 (GMT Time)



Name: Frank Bonner (Boers 64)
Email: frank_b@earthlink.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING '63 - '64
Your rank on the KING RM2
July 21, 2001 17:22:05 (GMT Time)



Name: Greg Daudelin
Email: gregd64@s-way.com
Comments: New email address if anybody cares to get in touch. You can try me here also gdaudelin@cetacean.com
Years Served on the KING 85-89
Your rank on the KING ET2(SW)
July 19, 2001 23:36:09 (GMT Time)



Name: Dan "Funk" Nerison
Email: dannerison@hotmail.com
Comments: Slight correction on the email address... If anyone cares. The King was a good ship with a great deck force. we partied hard all the time.
Years Served on the KING 71 - 74
Your rank on the KING BM3
July 18, 2001 19:15:19 (GMT Time)



Name: Dan Nerison
Email: dan.nerison@hotmail.com
Comments: Lot's of good memories and some not so good. Currently living in So. Cal, married with two children ages 19 and 18. Own a Cal 34 sailboat and still love the ocean.
Years Served on the KING 1971 - 1974
Your rank on the KING BM3
July 18, 2001 18:48:00 (GMT Time)



Name: Frank Carroll
Email: jetcarr@aol.com
Comments: Recovering downed pilots. On 1 mssion KING and WILTSIE were steaming at flank speed and KING went over a river mine jettisoned from an aircraft.It exploded, not causing any real damage to the ship but it did create a hot time in the aft fireroom controling what could have been a major incident.My sincere thanks to all you guys for a JOB WELL DONE.
Years Served on the KING 1967-1968
Your rank on the KING BT1
July 18, 2001 14:32:51 (GMT Time)



Name: Frank Carroll
Email: jetcarr@aol.com
Comments: We had a great bunch of snipes on King. Hi-Lites, Only Department Heads could "PROMENADE THE KANGAROO" as listed in the POD several times a day, during transit from Brisbane to SD. What was even funnier was, Capt. Read's presentation of "KINGAROO" to the SD zoo on local TV, they made quite a pair as they made their entrance on stage. Seemed to me that the roo was promenading the CO. And of course recovering the downed pilots. On one recovery KING and WILTSIE were steaming at flank speed and went
Years Served on the KING 1967-1968
Your rank on the KING BT1
July 18, 2001 13:59:04 (GMT Time)



Name: Frank Carroll
Email: jetcarr@aol.com
Comments: We had a great bunch of snipes on King. Hi-Lites, Only Department Heads could "PROMENADE THE KANGAROO" as listed in the POD several times a day, during transit from Brisbane to SD. What was even funnier was, Capt. Read's presentation of "KINGAROO" to the SD zoo on local TV, they made quite a pair as they made their entrance on stage. Seemed to me that the roo was promenading the CO. And of course recovering the downed pilots. On one recovery KING and WILTSIE were steaming at flank spee
Years Served on the KING 1967-1968
Your rank on the KING BT1
July 18, 2001 13:00:47 (GMT Time)



Name: Topartzer, Robert
Email: topz1@aol.com
Comments: See previous entry for more info. Capt. Bustard was a great Capt. I grew up in the Navy. Part of the Missile gang. Remember the crossing of the equater as part of the shakedown cruise.
Years Served on the KING 60-62
Your rank on the KING
July 17, 2001 00:12:30 (GMT Time)



Name: Topartzer, Robert
Email: topz1@aol.com
Comments: Part of the original missile house gang. Or also known as Mickey Missle Land. Now a lawyer and minister of the Gospel. A church Pastor for 23yrs. Taught Theology and N.T. at Biola University and Constitional Law at Western State Univ. College of Law, Fullerton. Also with two large Corp. in Management and litigation. Became a young man in the Navy. Learned a lot. Good experiences and bad experiences. Would like to hear from any of missile gang or others I may remember. Capt. Bustered was a gre
Years Served on the KING Plank owner 1960-62
Your rank on the KING MT3
July 16, 2001 20:41:59 (GMT Time)



Name: Galen A. Parr
Email: gparr40787@aol.com
Comments: Our trip to the land down under. 1972
Years Served on the KING 70-72
Your rank on the KING IC-3
July 16, 2001 01:47:16 (GMT Time)



Name: Adrian Robert Del Valle, Jr.
Email: irgood@earthlink.net
Comments: I remember a whole lot of load sweating, arduous sea duty, and restriction 'OBK'. It's good to see that someone has taken the time to create a website in rememberence of the Ernie King. Shouts to Nardone, Huff, and Rynas. Fire an e-mail if you can.
Years Served on the KING 3yrs 7mos 10 days
Your rank on the KING SN
July 13, 2001 00:27:04 (GMT Time)



Name: Robert.D.Hatchett
Email: hagar00@earthlink.net
Comments: My favorite story is when, our IC gang leader, IC2 Charles Bakey, instructed a fellow member of our crew to replace the captain's (Cmdr. Dempster Jackson) telephone located in his commode, inside his cabin. My fellow sailor, with new telephone in hand, knocked on the captain's cabin door. As he did not hear any reply, he proceeded to enter the cabin, opened the door to the can, and hit the captain in the knees. The next day, the "P.O.D." carried the instructions for proper entry
Years Served on the KING 1968-1972
Your rank on the KING IC2
July 12, 2001 01:18:14 (GMT Time)



Name: lawrence france
Email: france4947@aol
Comments: to rodney moffett upurn2 i tried to contact you but it said you wasnt a member i need yiur e-mail address
Years Served on the KING
Your rank on the KING
July 11, 2001 11:35:51 (GMT Time)



Name: ED COX
Email: EDDIECOX@WEBTV.NET
Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM R-DIV,,,MOORE,PETRI,SMITTY,JENKINS,METTER,TRUEMAN,WEIST,RICHARDSON,AND ANYONE FROM A-GANG,,,,STAY IN TOUCH WITH A FEW,,,ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME,,SND ME A LINE AND A STORY SO I CAN PASS ALONG TO MY SON BOUT SOME FUNNY TIMES WE HAD
Years Served on the KING 85-89
Your rank on the KING DC2
July 10, 2001 22:59:23 (GMT Time)



Name: David Wasilko
Email: david_j_wasilko@groton.pfizer.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-82
Your rank on the KING HM2
July 10, 2001 17:17:58 (GMT Time)



Name: Steven E. Burns
Email: burnssji@frontiernet.net
Comments: Interesting to see my namesake FT3 Steve burns.We were bunked in the same area also. GMG3 John Kammen, If you were torpedoes we were in the same division. It's good to see your comments. I loved my two years on the King
Years Served on the KING 1971, 1972
Your rank on the KING ST3
July 10, 2001 17:03:16 (GMT Time)



Name: Steven E. Burns
Email: burnssji@frontiernet.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1971, 1972
Your rank on the KING ST3
July 10, 2001 14:21:40 (GMT Time)



Name: milton g craven iii
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Comments: on saturday february 16, 1980 1:00 pm service of remembrance for our beloved steven michael campbell was held at the majesti temple baptist church 924 north board street philadelphia, pennsylvania the reverend anthony floyd the minister. ----- i will make copies of my papers and send to terry to have put in the memory section of our shipmate
Years Served on the KING 1979-1982
Your rank on the KING rm2 oc/o1 div
July 9, 2001 21:35:45 (GMT Time)



Name: milton g craven iii
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Comments: after callicat and irby had been flown to the norfolk naval hospital by helicopter. the ship sailed for the caribean february 13 to take part inan exercise. although spicific details are not avaable, the dy was cold and windy. the spokesman said visibillity was four to six miles as king looked for her lost crewmen. sea temperature was 49 degrees and air temp 37------ on saturday february 16, 1980 1:00 pm service of remembrance for our beloved steven michael campbell was held at the majesti temp
Years Served on the KING 1979-1982
Your rank on the KING rm2 oc/o1 div
July 9, 2001 21:34:30 (GMT Time)



Name: milton g craven iii
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Comments: boatswains mate 2nd bernard mcginniss was recovered amid 6 to 12 foot seas. a navy spokesman said he could not coment on the accient because an invesigation continuing. threeoter king crewmen were injured in the incidant hull techician 1st samuel callicat and boastswain mate 3rd billy m irby wer hospitalized with broken bones. boatswains mate 3rd winfred morris was badly bruised, ut remained aboard king. the accident occured at 8:22 in the orning and king put into her homeport of norfolk after
Years Served on the KING 1979-1982
Your rank on the KING rm2 oc/o1 div
July 9, 2001 21:33:09 (GMT Time)



Name: milton g craven iii
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Comments: feb 25,1982 the news paper title was "3lost a sea, four injured in king accident" washington--three sailors were lost at sea and four were injured in an accident aboard the guided missle destroyer king the morning of february 7. one of the injurd sailors was knocked overboard but recovered 12 minutes later o the virginia capes. hull technicin 2nd richard a billcek and seamen steven m campbell and edwin l traylor were lost overboard and presumed dead. boatswains mate 2nd bernard mcginniss was
Years Served on the KING 1979-1982
Your rank on the KING rm2 oc/o1 div
July 9, 2001 21:31:08 (GMT Time)



Name:
Email:  
Comments:
Years Served on the KING
Your rank on the KING
July 9, 2001 02:03:14 (GMT Time)



Name: dc2 ed cox
Email: eddiecox@webtv.net
Comments: where iseveryone,,,looking for old buds
Years Served on the KING 85-89
Your rank on the KING dc2
July 9, 2001 02:01:08 (GMT Time)



Name: Stan Morrison
Email: sgm57@webtv.net
Comments: I see a few ol'shipmates in this guest book,i just found out about this from Bill French,please give me an e-mail,Ide love to talk.We had very good and rough times on board,and some real good times in subic,remembering we were only youngsters then,I do remember all you guys,I still have my shake down cruise 1961 book,some real good pictures in it.
Years Served on the KING plankowner-60 to 64
Your rank on the KING SN-SM,striker
July 7, 2001 05:49:48 (GMT Time)



Name: Kevin J. Elliott
Email: KevJElliott@cs.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-85
Your rank on the KING BT2
July 7, 2001 01:00:49 (GMT Time)



Name: Kevin J. Elliott
Email: KevJElliott@cs.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-85
Your rank on the KING
July 7, 2001 00:59:41 (GMT Time)



Name: Rodney Handy
Email: rodney.handy@mail.state.ky.us
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-1985
Your rank on the KING BT3-BT1
July 6, 2001 18:09:03 (GMT Time)



Name: Rodney Handy
Email: rodney.handy@mail.state.ky.us
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-1985
Your rank on the KING BT1
July 6, 2001 17:57:30 (GMT Time)



Name: Stan Morrison
Email: sgm57@webtv.net
Comments: just an update after reading some of the stories.Thanks to Frenchie i finally found this site,i think he will remember the 55 ford we bought together,,so many memories.im going to try and contact all of you i served with.Please feel free to write me an e-mail
Years Served on the KING plankowner.60 to 64
Your rank on the KING E3-SM striker
July 6, 2001 05:15:47 (GMT Time)



Name: Stan Morrison
Email: sgm57@webtv.net
Comments: So many great memories. The first sea story i still relate to my friends is the time we were in shake down cruise and i was on wheel duty the night we lost the 45 degree list bubble,i will never forget it.Thisis so cool,hope to here from some ol'shipmates
Years Served on the KING 1960 to 1964
Your rank on the KING E3...SM
July 6, 2001 03:43:26 (GMT Time)



Name: RODNEY MOFFITT
Email: UPURN2
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 63 TO 66
Your rank on the KING SEAMAN "COOK"
July 6, 2001 01:28:42 (GMT Time)



Name: Irv Trinkle
Email: IrvTrinkle@aol.com
Comments: The bad memories have faded and the good ones have become better with time. The crew was great and I am looking forward to renew old friendships at our reunion.
Years Served on the KING 1970 - 1972
Your rank on the KING ET1
July 5, 2001 13:24:33 (GMT Time)



Name: Kenneth D. Smith
Email: sunsetfl@msn.com
Comments: My memorable years with the USS King was an a experience that I will never forget for which I was promoted from a pollywog to a shellback as we cross the equator, this was memorable time for and a sad one when I departed the King to be discharge in May 10, 1964
Years Served on the KING 1960 to 1964
Your rank on the KING Ship Service SH3
July 2, 2001 23:33:48 (GMT Time)



Name: Zane M. Farrar
Email: Parrotheadzane@aol.com
Comments: Best Memory: Subic Bay
Years Served on the KING January 1, 1963 - November 1966
Your rank on the KING CS3
June 28, 2001 04:27:53 (GMT Time)



Name: Terry Ochs
Email: tcochs@pld.com
Comments: I would be interested in a reunion
Years Served on the KING 67-71
Your rank on the KING mm2
June 25, 2001 16:37:48 (GMT Time)



Name: A.B.Gonzalez
Email: camarm@mindspring.com
Comments: My new E-Mail address camarm@mindspring.com
Years Served on the KING 1963-1966
Your rank on the KING SN
June 24, 2001 22:34:16 (GMT Time)



Name: Jamie Williams
Email: jamieandlaura@midamer.net
Comments: i just found this place i hope anyone that sees this and remembers me give me a hollar
Years Served on the KING 89 - decom
Your rank on the KING DKSN
June 24, 2001 00:37:24 (GMT Time)



Name: Larry G Rose
Email: jedilrose@aol.com
Comments: Least favorite: Served on King in May of 1969 when the fireroom exploded. Fought fires for 3 days. 4 men were killed.
Years Served on the KING 1966 - 1970
Your rank on the KING Radarman second class
June 18, 2001 23:22:03 (GMT Time)



Name: Larry G Rose
Email: jedilrose@aol.com
Comments: Least favorite: Served on King in May of 1969 when the fireroom exploded. Fought fires for 3 days. 4 men were killed.
Years Served on the KING 6
Your rank on the KING Radarman second class
June 18, 2001 23:19:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Hal Denton
Email: hdenton3@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 81-83
Your rank on the KING mm3
June 17, 2001 00:30:28 (GMT Time)



Name: John Touchet
Email: John.Touchet@Halliburton.com
Comments: Look forward to seeing you guys. All of my time was spent in the aft engine room with a great group of guys from 1969 to 1973. I thank my daughter for finding this Web Site
Years Served on the KING 3 years 9 months 23 days
Your rank on the KING MM2
June 13, 2001 21:47:18 (GMT Time)



Name: John Touchet
Email: John.Touchet@Halliburton.com
Comments: Look forward to seeing you guys. All of my time was spent in the aft engine room with a great group of guys. I thank my daughter for finding this Web Site
Years Served on the KING 3 years 9 months 23 days
Your rank on the KING MM2
June 13, 2001 21:46:32 (GMT Time)



Name: James L.Duckworth
Email: Maduck250@cs.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 67-68
Your rank on the KING FTG3
June 10, 2001 06:25:11 (GMT Time)



Name: Michael D. Oswald
Email: oz720@juno.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING '83-'88
Your rank on the KING FC1(SW)
June 9, 2001 18:21:01 (GMT Time)



Name: PETE COLE
Email: PCOLE3@carolina.rr.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-85
Your rank on the KING MS2
June 7, 2001 20:24:33 (GMT Time)



Name: Robert H. Pendt, Jr.
Email: robertpendt@home.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING '87 - '90
Your rank on the KING E-8/FCCS(SW)
June 5, 2001 16:34:36 (GMT Time)



Name: Walter Pennington
Email: HWPenn@webtv.net
Comments: Looking forward to the reunion. Would love to hear from any shipmates.
Years Served on the KING 1960-1963
Your rank on the KING IC 2
June 5, 2001 02:50:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Paul F. Martin
Email: luapveb63@peoplepc.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1969-1970
Your rank on the KING MMC
June 3, 2001 19:16:58 (GMT Time)



Name: Paul F. Martin
Email: luapveb63@peoplepc.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1969-1970
Your rank on the KING MMCS
June 3, 2001 19:16:38 (GMT Time)



Name: Paul F. Martin
Email: luapveb63@peoplepc.com
Comments: served on board from 1969 -1970
Years Served on the KING 1957-1977
Your rank on the KING MMCS
June 3, 2001 19:14:26 (GMT Time)



Name: Pieter B. Cole
Email: PCOLE3@carolina.rr.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980-1985
Your rank on the KING E5
June 1, 2001 12:53:44 (GMT Time)



Name: Pieter B. Cole
Email: PCOLE3@carolina.rr.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 5 years
Your rank on the KING E5
June 1, 2001 12:51:17 (GMT Time)



Name: Les Braddock
Email: bradman_111@yahoo.com
Comments: Hey to all my former family on the King... Had some awesome times on board.. Just started thinking about the Soda mess we ran from CIC, the TV and the "Educationsl" films, the bug juice machines hitting the deck in the mess, The King "Band"... Hell we tried anyway, Softball team going undefeated in the Med... Mannnn too many stories. Was on Mess duty when we hit the Iowa, right there next to the break... BT1 falling off the gangway into the netting...Best ship ever. Feel free to write if y
Years Served on the KING 84-89
Your rank on the KING OS2(SW)
June 1, 2001 04:32:19 (GMT Time)



Name: J. E. Sullivan
Email: JSull60509@aol.com
Comments: I think the key is to do the wrong thing calmly every ending has a beginning and every beginning has an ending
Years Served on the KING 1968 through 1970
Your rank on the KING RD3
May 31, 2001 16:13:44 (GMT Time)



Name: Paul Evans
Email: pevans@hasbro.com
Comments: I was labeled as a troublemaker, but feel it was due to some things beyond my control. I would like to reunite with the many friends and shipmates I had aboard.
Years Served on the KING 76 to 80
Your rank on the KING up and down E1- E3 as a MM in After Engineroom
May 30, 2001 17:19:08 (GMT Time)



Name: Bob Stenson
Email: NORSKY49@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1969 to1973
Your rank on the KING MM3
May 29, 2001 00:24:04 (GMT Time)



Name: Daniel O Garske
Email:  
Comments: Update for details
Years Served on the KING 1961 - 1965
Your rank on the KING SN - DS2
May 24, 2001 02:28:26 (GMT Time)



Name: Daniel O Garske
Email:  
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 3 Yrs, 10 Months, 22 Day
Your rank on the KING DS2
May 24, 2001 02:16:09 (GMT Time)



Name: Richard Clapp
Email: larry.jackson@sonoco.com
Comments: Looking for info on the reunion
Years Served on the KING 1965-1969
Your rank on the KING en3
May 22, 2001 18:53:23 (GMT Time)



Name: Raymond (Ray) Yanas
Email: Raymondyan@aol.com
Comments: The best times in my life were on the King. I enjoyed the tour of duty ver much I really love the King. It really make me sad to know that she is gone.
Years Served on the KING 1962-1966
Your rank on the KING MM2
May 22, 2001 13:44:45 (GMT Time)



Name: Raymond (Ray) Yanas
Email: Raymondyan@aol.com
Comments: The best times in my life were on the King. I enjoyed the tour of duty ver much I really love the King. It really make me sad to know that she is gone.
Years Served on the KING 1962-1964
Your rank on the KING MM2
May 22, 2001 13:05:12 (GMT Time)



Name: Mike Stewart
Email: MikenSuzyStewart@MSN.com
Comments: I remember it all; the killer fire, the USS Evans, the war, the fear, the trip to North Korea, the beauty of the ocean, the work (some hard - some not so hard), standing watch, liberties, having to leave my wife for an entire year, the unique characters, the heroism, the dear friends, and some folks I'd rather forget. I was a very young man and I still think of it often. I imagine we all have that in common, too.
Years Served on the KING '68,'69,&'70 (two total)
Your rank on the KING Shipfitter E4
May 22, 2001 03:58:25 (GMT Time)



Name: Larry Stamper
Email: lstamper@pacbell.net
Comments: I was on the King when she went in the ship yards in 1964 and got out the day before she went to westpac in 1965, I had a great time while I was aboard her, I was the Gig coxswain for a year in WD div.I sure missed her and the great crew she had.She was one squared away ship. Pease let me know if anybody remembers me I would be happy to hear from you. Larry Stamper
Years Served on the KING 4/1/64 to 4/9/65
Your rank on the KING BM-3
May 21, 2001 21:58:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Bud Holmes
Email:  
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1961-1965
Your rank on the KING CS3
May 15, 2001 01:20:50 (GMT Time)



Name: Earle Rich
Email: erich10983@aol.com
Comments: A lot of memories come flooding back reading others comments. It was a good time with the usual stressful times added in to make it interesting. The typhoon and subsequent repair time in Yokosuka was probably the most memorable.
Years Served on the KING 1962 - 1963
Your rank on the KING MT2
May 13, 2001 21:45:05 (GMT Time)



Name: Harry Pate
Email: hpate@starband.net
Comments: Does anyone remember what happened to the first ASROC out of the launcher??? It got stuck in the sale of the USS Valador SS-490.
Years Served on the KING Aug 60 --Dec 62
Your rank on the KING SO1
May 8, 2001 19:21:50 (GMT Time)



Name: John W. Swaffar
Email: swffarl@vcss.k12.ca.us
Comments: FOUR YEARS THAT CAN NOT BE ERASED OR REPLACED FROM MY PAST OR MY FUTURE. DREAMS THAT WILL NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE AND CONFUSE ME.I THINK OF YOU ALL DAILY.TO THE CREW THANK YOU. J.W.
Years Served on the KING 1965-1969
Your rank on the KING BM3
May 6, 2001 02:53:08 (GMT Time)



Name: John W. Swaffar
Email: swffarl@vcss.k12.ca.us
Comments: FOUR YEARS THAT CAN NOT BE ERASED OR REPLACED FROM MY PAST OR MY FUTURE.DREAMS THAT WILL NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE AND CONFUSE ME.I THINK OF YOU ALL DAILY.TO THE CREW THANK YOU. J.W.
Years Served on the KING 1965-1969
Your rank on the KING BM3
May 6, 2001 01:58:36 (GMT Time)



Name: Scott Branger
Email: Sbranger@siteleast.com
Comments: Served on the precommissioning crew, worked in the fwd engineroom, A-Gang and the oil lab
Years Served on the KING 1976 - 1980
Your rank on the KING MMFN
May 2, 2001 19:22:37 (GMT Time)



Name: Terry L. Winters
Email: twinters@cdmingalls.navy.mil
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1971-3
Your rank on the KING SK3/SK2
May 2, 2001 06:21:16 (GMT Time)



Name: Gerald Vivlamore
Email: hkypuck@redcreek.net
Comments: BIG GUNZ
Years Served on the KING 1990 - decomm
Your rank on the KING E-4
May 1, 2001 23:47:14 (GMT Time)



Name: Bill Baumgartner
Email: bomber@uti.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 80-82
Your rank on the KING EM-2
May 1, 2001 13:48:03 (GMT Time)



Name: Tom McKenny
Email:  
Comments: This is a correction to previous entry
Years Served on the KING July 1960 to Feb. , 1962
Your rank on the KING SO1
April 30, 2001 20:41:07 (GMT Time)



Name: Tom McKenny
Email:  
Comments: This is only a correction to previous entry
Years Served on the KING 1960 to 1962
Your rank on the KING SO1
April 30, 2001 20:26:59 (GMT Time)



Name: Tom McKenny
Email: Mcknystolo@aol.com
Comments: On POLYWOG day , no one could get to me on the Flying Bridge. Me and my suicide nozzeled fire hose. The next day my ass was bloody!!!!
Years Served on the KING 23 years
Your rank on the KING STCS ret
April 30, 2001 20:14:00 (GMT Time)



Name: Mark J. Kelly
Email: mjkelly99@usa.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1979-1983
Your rank on the KING MM2
April 30, 2001 02:42:09 (GMT Time)



Name: Thomas J. Fraker
Email: tommynsusan@aol.com
Comments: Celebrated 1st birthday of ship on board. One WESPAC cruise.
Years Served on the KING 1962-1963
Your rank on the KING MT-2
April 29, 2001 19:39:56 (GMT Time)



Name: Peter Grassl
Email: pogbowman@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 70-73
Your rank on the KING OS3
April 27, 2001 16:52:36 (GMT Time)



Name: Gene Kristoff
Email: eakgam@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 69-73
Your rank on the KING OS3
April 26, 2001 23:57:53 (GMT Time)



Name: James N. Kreider
Email: kreider49@ameritech.net
Comments: Vividly remember the fire in 1969 and the numerous engineering challenges during that cruise. Also have many fond memories of the crew.
Years Served on the KING 1969 to 1970
Your rank on the KING LTJG
April 26, 2001 22:04:33 (GMT Time)



Name: Steve Laux
Email: Steven.Laux@home.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 71-74
Your rank on the KING OS3
April 26, 2001 15:59:38 (GMT Time)



Name: Johnny W. Zumbaugh
Email: JohnnyZX9@aol.com
Comments: My father served aboard the King,Decatur,McCard,and Bailey. He srved 20 years as an FTGC. His name was Johnny W. Zumbaugh He served from Feb 8, 1955 to June 2, 1975. He was a proud man.
Years Served on the KING my father seved 20 years
Your rank on the KING His rank was E7
April 25, 2001 01:56:49 (GMT Time)



Name: Thomas A. Fredericksen
Email: MESSDECK@AOL.COM
Comments: Someone must remember me from messcooking and the laundry. Does anyone know where Hank Schroeder is?
Years Served on the KING "67-68"
Your rank on the KING Seaman
April 24, 2001 03:46:49 (GMT Time)



Name: Dan Opfer "Opie"
Email: ranting1@yahoo.com
Comments: Glad to see a page to find old shipmates.
Years Served on the KING Aug '84 - Sep '85
Your rank on the KING ET2
April 22, 2001 00:55:40 (GMT Time)



Name: Alex Moctezuma
Email: taz4aday@att.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1977-sept 1980
Your rank on the KING BM2
April 20, 2001 23:45:44 (GMT Time)



Name: lawrence france
Email: france4947@aol.com
Comments: hi dave sellers i sent you a e-mail did you get it? lawrence
Years Served on the KING 65=69
Your rank on the KING sm3
April 19, 2001 18:24:23 (GMT Time)



Name: DAVID G. SELLARS
Email: dgsellars@hotmail.com
Comments: Just found this website last weekend, a reunion sounds great!! Lots of great memories (and a few crappy ones). I live on the Monterey Peninsula (for those of you in Miami-Dade County) it's in CA. I will try & email yoose guys who served at the same time I did, it will take awhile. Blessings to you all!
Years Served on the KING 8/66-1/69
Your rank on the KING BM3
April 18, 2001 21:01:09 (GMT Time)



Name: Gary Johnson
Email: gary.e.johnson@honeywell.com
Comments: Things to remember, Subic Bay in the spring, Sasebo in the winter, Hong Kong any day. WestPac on the USS King, what a way to grow up. I don't think what we did would be legal in the new Navy. John Domiere GMG2 from New Ulm, MN. where are you now? We rode home together our last year in San Diego, remember? drop me an e-mail.
Years Served on the KING 72-74
Your rank on the KING ETR3
April 14, 2001 02:14:47 (GMT Time)



Name: Terry Forsyth
Email: forsyth@rockisland.com
Comments: I remember one departure Subic (Mar 73?) when the dogs arrived the day prior. FTM3 Farrell came into the weapons office and told SN Milbrath and I "There was enough pepper on the floor to smell like a Greek restaurant"--all the pepper shakers in the mess deck was dispensed shipwide.
Years Served on the KING 72-74
Your rank on the KING YN3
April 13, 2001 03:12:35 (GMT Time)



Name: John Domeier
Email:  
Comments: San Francisco to New Orleans it was a great tour with some great people.
Years Served on the KING '72 to May of '74
Your rank on the KING GMG2
April 11, 2001 22:30:14 (GMT Time)



Name: LARRY E. THIEMAN
Email: LTHIEMAN@MNPOWER.COM
Comments: JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE REUNION WILL BE AND WHEN AND I WILL BE THERE. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE SOME OF MY OLD SHIPMATES AND TO MEET NEW ONES.
Years Served on the KING 1964-1967
Your rank on the KING STG2
April 8, 2001 13:49:00 (GMT Time)



Name: Steve Knobler
Email: Phonemd@aol.com
Comments: It was an honor to serve with the men of the King. I recall the exposion in the gulf in 69, Subic bay, Yoko, that trip to Korea we couldnt talk about. R&R in Kobe japan, the Helo crew in the gulf. Its a time i will never forget.
Years Served on the KING 1968 to end of 1969
Your rank on the KING Damage Controlman 2nd class
April 7, 2001 04:00:14 (GMT Time)



Name: Jimmy Mccombs
Email: jmccombs@the-i.net
Comments: Looking forward to hereing from any body from the old days. Can any body out there tell me how to get a king rocker. Thay where after my time on board.I would like one for my VFW UNIFORM.I think Florida would be the best spot to get together. Lots of open space.
Years Served on the KING 80-83
Your rank on the KING mm3
April 7, 2001 02:55:38 (GMT Time)



Name: Jimmy Mccombs
Email: jmccombs@the-i.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1980 to 1983
Your rank on the KING mm3
April 7, 2001 01:36:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Tony Murphy
Email: teeeetimer@yahoo.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1989-Decom
Your rank on the KING IC2(SW)
April 5, 2001 03:39:54 (GMT Time)



Name: Joe Stecklein
Email: joenan@coveconnect.com
Comments: What an adventure for an 18 year old kid straight out of the deep Oregon Woods! There were so many good times, good people and exciting places. Sad times too with the fire and the loss of four shipmates, two of whom were good friends. Everyone I knew had a shorttimers calendar and could hardly wait to get out of the Navy. Now, looking back,it was quite the adventure that I would not have missed for anything. The King was a fine ship!
Years Served on the KING August1966 to September 1969
Your rank on the KING GMM2 WM DIVISION
April 4, 2001 05:38:45 (GMT Time)



Name: Richard Brace
Email:  
Comments: Interested in Reunion information. Unfortuately I do not have an E-mail yet. Please mail me information to 7021 Lacumbre Drive Orange, CA 92869
Years Served on the KING 1961-1965
Your rank on the KING MM3
April 2, 2001 17:45:32 (GMT Time)



Name: Joe Schnurbusch
Email: jschnurbus@aol.com
Comments: Great ship and I loved it.
Years Served on the KING 1979 - 1982
Your rank on the KING RMSN up to RM3
April 1, 2001 21:25:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Harry A. Pate
Email: hpate@starband.net
Comments: Plank owner
Years Served on the KING 60-62
Your rank on the KING SO1
March 30, 2001 21:30:55 (GMT Time)



Name: William L Koyiades (Greek)
Email: koyiades@worldnet.att.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 65, 66, 67, 68
Your rank on the KING MM3
March 30, 2001 19:39:32 (GMT Time)



Name: Sean Sweeney
Email: navjumper@earthlink.net
Comments: Always remember STANAVFORLANT, riding the troughs and breaking the gear...
Years Served on the KING 1987-March 26, 1991 (Decomm crew)
Your rank on the KING ITC
March 30, 2001 15:18:12 (GMT Time)



Name: Greg Daudelin
Email: gregd64@cetaceannetworks.net
Comments: UPdate.... Popadak ....Ware .... Litwin found from the 85-89 King crew..... all retired except Litwin who now is an officer.... who would of ever thought Litwin would be getting saluted? not me.. I hope you deep sixed those Tom Petty tapes you played constantly during our line of death Gaddafi crossing... 8 months straight.... I still get the chills when I hear that guy singing and look around to see if your around.
Years Served on the KING 85-89
Your rank on the KING ET2(SW)
March 29, 2001 21:45:20 (GMT Time)



Name: Greg Daudelin
Email: gregd64@cetaceannetworks.net
Comments: UPdate.... Popadak ....Ware .... Litwin found from the 85-89 King crew..... all retired except Litwin who now is an officer.... who would of ever thought Litwin would be getting saluted? not me.. I hope you deep sixed those Tom Petty tapes you played constantly during our line of death Gaddafi crossing... 8 months straight.... I still get the chills when I hear that guy singing and look around to see if your around.
Years Served on the KING 85-89
Your rank on the KING ET2(SW) Earned it and didn't reenlist for it...
March 29, 2001 21:44:00 (GMT Time)



Name: Fred F. Messmann
Email: fmessman@govmail.state.nv.us
Comments: Great memories- Portland Rose Festival,Victoria BC, Westpac ports, Shellback cruise to Australia("Kingaroo") and Pago Pago, OK the food wasnt bad either, SAD -fire/explosion in Tonkin Gulf, I radioed sos to USS Sample DE?, TET, Korea (USS Pueblo). Post service now top boat cop for Nevada
Years Served on the KING 1967 thru 1969
Your rank on the KING RM 2
March 28, 2001 03:57:27 (GMT Time)



Name: jim hooper jr
Email: jimnoel89@prodigy.net
Comments: agang leadership from my time aboard. ENS Landrum-div off,MMC Jasch lcpo,MM1 Christian lpo.some of the other guys were MM1 Gary Weaver,MM2 Joey Morales,EN2 Landrum,EN2 Blake,FA Bishop.
Years Served on the KING may90-mar91
Your rank on the KING mmfr-mmfa
March 27, 2001 22:12:34 (GMT Time)



Name: William O. Parks
Email: woparks@hevanet.com
Comments: The U.S.S. KING DLG-10/41 was a great ship in it self, but what made the ship even greater were the officers and crew. Great memories,Looking forward to the ships reunion.
Years Served on the KING 1962-1963
Your rank on the KING EM-2
March 26, 2001 01:56:01 (GMT Time)



Name: Michael Schuette
Email:  
Comments: Michael passed in Oct 1992
Years Served on the KING 83-84
Your rank on the KING seaman
March 23, 2001 19:37:35 (GMT Time)



Name: Michael Schuette
Email: n/a
Comments: Michael passed in Oct 1992
Years Served on the KING 83-84
Your rank on the KING seaman
March 23, 2001 19:37:06 (GMT Time)



Name: Thomas Svacha
Email: svachaone@home.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 83-84
Your rank on the KING seaman
March 23, 2001 19:34:52 (GMT Time)



Name: David Hutchins
Email: dhutch@dreamscape.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1981-83
Your rank on the KING BT2
March 22, 2001 15:57:05 (GMT Time)



Name: David
Email: Hutchins
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1981-83
Your rank on the KING BT2
March 22, 2001 15:53:51 (GMT Time)



Name: Pete Cymbalak
Email: pcymbalak@yahoo.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1986-1990
Your rank on the KING OS2 (SW)
March 20, 2001 05:11:58 (GMT Time)



Name: Pete Cymbalak
Email: pcymbalak@yahoo.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1986-1990
Your rank on the KING OS2 Sw
March 20, 2001 04:34:43 (GMT Time)



Name: Pete Cymbalak
Email: pcymbalak@yahoo.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 4
Your rank on the KING OS2 Sw
March 20, 2001 04:33:15 (GMT Time)



Name: James A. Richardson
Email: balcon1@yahoo.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1963-1966
Your rank on the KING FTM2
March 19, 2001 21:05:08 (GMT Time)



Name: Tom Murphy
Email: thomas.murphy@peterson.af.mil
Comments: I like the new format. It's great to see some familiar names.
Years Served on the KING 1976-1981
Your rank on the KING ET1
March 17, 2001 21:40:29 (GMT Time)



Name: Paul Crowley
Email: paul.crowley3@gte.net
Comments: Hey, cool, there's a lot of folks starting to sign on here. And, hey, now there's a funny memory. I remember when "the Dominican ET" nailed the old man by opening the hatch while he was jogging on the 01 level. Later on when he was on watch back at the missile house, we asked him what happened? He said, he opened the door, heard a "thud", looked around and then down and saw Pacek lieing flat on his back and out of it. . . so, he went back inside and closed the door!!
Years Served on the KING 1982 - 1986
Your rank on the KING GMM1
March 17, 2001 00:14:54 (GMT Time)



Name: James W. (Wes) Moreland III
Email: jwesiii@chartertn.net
Comments: Please keep me informed of information regarding reunion.
Years Served on the KING June 1987 - June 1989
Your rank on the KING CDR - Commanding Officer
March 16, 2001 00:29:20 (GMT Time)



Name: Sammy Hughes
Email: sammy.hughes@atofina.com
Comments: My most memorable moment: We picked up 5 pilots in one month while on tour.
Years Served on the KING 1963-1967
Your rank on the KING FT-3
March 13, 2001 21:08:22 (GMT Time)



Name: E.J. (Jim) Havlik
Email: Free Spin43@aol.com
Comments: I remember tracking a target all nite long, that appeared to be a sub scope, no relative motion of course. At daybreak we sent a motor whale boat to investigate, turned out to be a tree stump afloat.
Years Served on the KING 1964-1966
Your rank on the KING RD2
March 11, 2001 22:46:56 (GMT Time)



Name: Doug Howe
Email: dougrhowe@home.com
Comments: One story does come to mind. When our division (OC) first moved aboard after pre-commissioning school, our sleeping compartment was located in the bow. The first night out to sea there was a loud rolling and banging going on in the compartment below us. Upon investigation the next day, we discovered that one of the 5"-54 shells had come loose and was rolling around with the movement of the ship. Our compartment was located between the 5" mount above us and the magazine below us. Needless to say
Years Served on the KING Commissioning until 3/24/62
Your rank on the KING RM2
March 10, 2001 14:39:07 (GMT Time)



Name: Doug Howe
Email: dougrhowe@home.com
Comments: Thank you Bob Boley for contacting me with this web site. This is fantastic. One story does come to mind. When our division (OC) first moved aboard after pre-commissioning school in San Diego, our sleeping compartment was located in the bow. The first night out to sea there was a loud rolling and banking going on in the compartment below us. The noise kept us up all night. Upon investigation the next day, we discovered that one of the 5"-54 shells had come loose and was rolling around with the
Years Served on the KING Commissioning until 3/24/62
Your rank on the KING RM2
March 10, 2001 14:31:52 (GMT Time)



Name: Andy Fox
Email: taf@map.com
Comments: Came on board the King in Bath Maine during the winter of 82. I chose the King because it was close to home in MA. Upon completion of my active service, I was helicoptered out of the Persian Gulf during the Iran/Iraq war in '84. The person I remember the most is EW1 James Kenny, still looking for him. Anyone with information can contact me at taf@map.com
Years Served on the KING 2
Your rank on the KING EW2
March 9, 2001 19:22:33 (GMT Time)



Name: Harvey Jay Witherell
Email: witherel@bellsouth.net
Comments: Living in Brooksville fl. Married 20 yrs. 5 children- 4 boys,youngest is a girl. Fire Fighter Paramedic for 20 yrs.
Years Served on the KING 1977-79
Your rank on the KING OS5
March 9, 2001 00:12:17 (GMT Time)



Name: Charles E. Kohls
Email: chasman@dmv.com
Comments: Was EWO and Navigator. Precom crew.
Years Served on the KING 1976-1979
Your rank on the KING LTjg and LT onboard (LCDR(RET) now)
March 7, 2001 23:13:53 (GMT Time)



Name: clair a. shaw jr
Email: dshaw@mail.usd499.k12.ks.us
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1969/1970
Your rank on the KING SN
March 6, 2001 18:54:08 (GMT Time)




Name: Kevin R. Olsen
Email: kroyols@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1978-1982
Your rank on the KING Lt.
March 6, 2001 15:56:42 (GMT Time)




Name: Joe Bello
Email: joebello@aol.com
Comments: Met a lot of great folks on the KING. Looking forward to catching up with everybody.
Years Served on the KING 1976 - 1979
Your rank on the KING LT
March 6, 2001 14:30:14 (GMT Time)




Name: William 'Willie' T. Wehrman
Email: wtwehrman@aol.com
Comments: Looking forward to seeing old shipmates. Left the Navy to sail with Gulf Oil and I'm still involved in the marine industry w/ Bombardier Corp. (Sea-Doo/OMC)in Florida.
Years Served on the KING 1977-1980
Your rank on the KING Ltjg. (Navigator/EWO/Pers Admin)
March 6, 2001 13:41:41 (GMT Time)




Name: david halstead
Email: dhzzz@oh.verio.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING
Your rank on the KING et3sw
March 6, 2001 11:23:58 (GMT Time)




Name: Charlie Votava
Email: sensounico@juno.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING Mar '79 to Nov '80
Your rank on the KING LCdr/Executive Officer
March 6, 2001 01:19:13 (GMT Time)




Name: Mark Donovan
Email: Mark@BNBMusic
Comments: I'll PAY for copies of "Civilian Man". I'm sure Bruiser has all the originals!
Years Served on the KING 86-90
Your rank on the KING FC1 55B
March 3, 2001 21:21:55 (GMT Time)




Name: cw nardone
Email: po box 1934 naples fl 34106
Comments: HUFF WHAT DO THINK OF THE REUNION? I AGREE WITH THE GUY THAT SAYS VEGAS.IT WOULD BE A SHAM AND A SHAME IF A SHIP LIKE THE KING,"A WORK HARD PLAY HARD TYPE"IF THIS REUNUION WERE TO TAKE PLACE IN SOME LOW KEY VENUE.JUST DON'T RIP OUT ANY TOILET FIXTURES OUT OF THE VENETIAN THIS TIME.IE LISBON.FURTHERMORE THE NEXT TIME CHIEF BOLDEN GIVES YOU AND DELVALLE 40 BUCKS TO FIND ME SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE MAKE AN EFFORT OK? VERSUS GEE CHIEF WE COULDN'T FIND HIM BUT WE WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE BAR! GET IN TOU
Years Served on the KING 84-88
Your rank on the KING fc3 sw HARPOON PLOT TYPE
March 3, 2001 15:07:52 (GMT Time)




Name: Alfonce A. Leppek
Email: leppeka@worldnet.att.net
Comments: Its been a long time.
Years Served on the KING Comissioning Crew through April 1962
Your rank on the KING MT2
March 1, 2001 18:46:04 (GMT Time)




Name: carl nardone
Email: c_nardone@ml.com
Comments: I can't believe it Tim Hooooeef , John Loubier , Bruiser , the "late" Kurbuyon, the next thing you know we'll hear from Barnes,Oswald or as Loubier would say "goswald",Oconnor we lost our posts,Rajnys get a f_____ing computer you dog.Look fwd to hearing from ya."It is good to go boom"
Years Served on the KING 1984-1988
Your rank on the KING sn>>>>>fc3 (sw)
March 1, 2001 04:05:14 (GMT Time)




Name: Jim Chapman
Email: chapjim@aol.com
Comments: Operations Officer from September 1976 through November 1978. Great ship and crew. Wish I could have made the Med Cruise (I was a WestPac sailor and never made it to the Med!).
Years Served on the KING 1976 - 1978
Your rank on the KING LCDR
Febuary 28, 2001 19:59:41 (GMT Time)




Name: milton craven
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Comments: after looking at the 1979 med cruise book, 1980 unitas xxi book, and 1981 top hand med cruise book----i will be looking forward to see some of the good old king of the fleet guys---be safe until we meet
Years Served on the KING 4 yrs
Your rank on the KING rm2
Febuary 27, 2001 23:16:24 (GMT Time)




Name: Steve Swintosky
Email: smrmswin@aol.com
Comments: I have a newspaper article with a photo of the King as we returned to San Diego on December 20, 1966.
Years Served on the KING 1965 to67
Your rank on the KING RD3
Febuary 27, 2001 03:59:58 (GMT Time)




Name: Steve Swintosky
Email: smrmswin@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1965 to67
Your rank on the KING RD3
Febuary 27, 2001 03:35:12 (GMT Time)




Name: Brian Boyle
Email: bboyle4583@aol.com
Comments: Had a great time on the King during my breif stay.
Years Served on the KING 1984
Your rank on the KING BT2
Febuary 27, 2001 01:50:04 (GMT Time)




Name: Wayne Sifford
Email: wayne.sifford@drives.eurotherm.com
Comments: Worst time at sea was a 3 week excercise in the North Atlantic/Actic Sea in the early spring, forget the year. We were confined inside the skin of the ship nearly the entire time. Made for short tempers and sea sick boot camps. Also remember an unfortunate night in Lisbon Portugal in which I ended up incarcerated for the evening.
Years Served on the KING '87-'91
Your rank on the KING ET2SW
Febuary 26, 2001 20:45:41 (GMT Time)




Name: terry lincoln
Email: mohavy@bellsouth.net
Comments: I was going through guess book and was very supprised to hear from "pappy" wright. you were one of the good ones. to some of my shipmate who help me made a possibly hard times one of the best of my life. "dizzy" DISMUKE, my main man CWO PEARSALL, WOODY, PAYTON, TIGER,the late RAY BROWN,ISOM, KEVIN "BUFF" RANDOLPH, SOBIECH, WILLIAMS,KING,McNAIR,DEAN and a few other were my tower of strenght.I have yet to find a collection of guy since I got out, that could hang with ya. long live the king, S1W's
Years Served on the KING 82-86
Your rank on the KING OS2(SW)
Febuary 25, 2001 09:43:31 (GMT Time)




Name: Billy O. French
Email: Yosam069@Hotmail.com
Comments: Plank owner(where's my Plank?)was one of Bustard's Battling Bastards. Spent entire hitch attached to THE KING. Made lots of good friends and fond memories. Looking forward to the reunion. How about Biloxi,Miss?
Years Served on the KING 60 - 64
Your rank on the KING GMM3
Febuary 24, 2001 14:17:42 (GMT Time)




Name: A.B.Gonzalez
Email: Camarm@Iopener.net
Comments: Shipmates, we are having a ships reunion not a vacation.Lets have the reunion in Las Vegas, the logical and sensible place to have a reunion. Thanks, A.B.Gonzalez
Years Served on the KING 1963-66
Your rank on the KING SN WD Division
Febuary 24, 2001 02:06:44 (GMT Time)




Name: tim huff
Email: p.o. box 685 seaview, wa 98644
Comments: like to hear from some of the boys. bruiser, saw your name on the list. get in touch. master chief johnston
Years Served on the KING 1985-1989
Your rank on the KING jo3 sw
Febuary 23, 2001 00:17:54 (GMT Time)




Name: David Beckley
Email: db95jb@bright.net
Comments: Hey John if you see this I got your E-mail the other day tried to send one back but it was returned something may be wrong with my service will check it out. Glad to hear from you, do you still see Garvey? Drop me another line and pass the word about the reunion hope it comes off. take care.
Years Served on the KING 78-82
Your rank on the KING E-5
Febuary 21, 2001 14:11:33 (GMT Time)




Name: John Loubier
Email: johnl205@excite.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1982 - 1987
Your rank on the KING FC1 Fire Control Tech Missle Plot
Febuary 21, 2001 03:13:00 (GMT Time)




Name: Alex C. Ramirez, Jr.
Email: aramire1@bechtel.com
Comments: Went on to Hospital Corpsman school. I worked with BM1 Gancio and BMC Bolden in the Boatswains Mate division and then was transferred to work with HMC Squires and HM2 Jeff Fennewald. HN Holmes came on board later in my tour of duty. My buddies were Jeff Fennewald and GMG2 John Fehrman. I wondering how they are doing. Regards, RAM
Years Served on the KING 1884 to 1986
Your rank on the KING Sn
Febuary 20, 2001 19:56:49 (GMT Time)




Name: MARK D.BELLMORE
Email: BELLMOREGLFR@AOL.COM
Comments: KING WAS MY FIRST SHIP THAT I WAS EVER ON. MY BEST FRIEND WAS MS3 TED RAPP. HE TAUGHT THE ROPES AS ONLY AN OLD SALT COULD TEACH A BOOT CAMP.THE CREW WAS A TIGHT KNIT FAMILY BACK THEN. EVERYONE HELPED EACH OTHER. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Years Served on the KING 1979-1982
Your rank on the KING MS2
Febuary 19, 2001 12:55:31 (GMT Time)




Name: Ed Norlander
Email: GhstRyder2@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 2
Your rank on the KING E3
Febuary 19, 2001 02:36:40 (GMT Time)




Name: Ronald L. Battye
Email: DLG Sailor@aol.com
Comments: wheres everyone?
Years Served on the KING four
Your rank on the KING civilian
Febuary 18, 2001 22:21:02 (GMT Time)




Name: John Spirauskas
Email: bjmriley@aol.com
Comments: drop me a line
Years Served on the KING 1977/1981
Your rank on the KING BM2
Febuary 18, 2001 20:57:35 (GMT Time)




Name: Charles Elgersma
Email: cpe3091@aol.com
Comments: I was dicharged from king in 78... was tad to supply unit while ship was doing sea trials..
Years Served on the KING 1978
Your rank on the KING MM1
Febuary 18, 2001 13:06:03 (GMT Time)




Name: Johnny O. Ford
Email: jnford@centramedia.net
Comments: Assigned as Firecontrol Officer/Fox Division Officer.
Years Served on the KING 1989=1990
Your rank on the KING CWO4
Febuary 18, 2001 12:09:34 (GMT Time)




Name: Kenneth Nelson
Email: KCUPH88@aol.com
Comments: Chicago would be a good location for Reunion. I live in Odessa MO., 40 Miles from Kansas City, MO.
Years Served on the KING 1972-1974
Your rank on the KING E-2
Febuary 18, 2001 02:48:03 (GMT Time)




Name: Martin L. Hailey
Email: erinelf3@earthlink.net
Comments: I was contacted by k Nickels who served on the USS King DLG-1 1964-65. I'm responding to his e-mail soon. Are there any other DLG-10 DS's out there>
Years Served on the KING 10 yrs total, 4 yrs on King 61-65
Your rank on the KING DS1
Febuary 18, 2001 01:47:53 (GMT Time)




Name: Jack D. Nickels
Email: jknickels@msn.com
Comments: Would enjoy hearing from any of the DS folks from my era.
Years Served on the KING 1964-1965
Your rank on the KING DS2
Febuary 18, 2001 01:07:08 (GMT Time)




Name: Walter Pennington
Email:
Comments: I was one of Bustard's Battlin' Bastards. My home address is P.O. Box 73, Woodbine, KY 40771.
Years Served on the KING 1960-1963
Your rank on the KING IC2
Febuary 17, 2001 19:27:12 (GMT Time)




Name: Michael Platz
Email: mappgh@stargate.net
Comments: sleeping off the hangovers in the sps-10 room because it was the coldest damn place on board to recover from the gin-spins.
Years Served on the KING 85-89
Your rank on the KING ET 2 (SW)
Febuary 17, 2001 02:59:14 (GMT Time)




Name: Mike luppino
Email: mikel@silverlink.net
Comments: I will respond to all who contact me,might take time but I will.I have contact with several other plank owners.
Years Served on the KING Precom to 6/63
Your rank on the KING BT3
Febuary 17, 2001 01:41:07 (GMT Time)




Name: Gregory Daudelin
Email: gregd64@mediaone.net
Comments: Finally a sight for the USS KING DDG-41/DLG-10. I can really say these were some of the best days of my life, I was really saddened by her decomissioning. I hope all the people I met are doing well, Munro the 49 antenna wrecker but a great guy and red Sox fan, Diaz, Adovasio,Riquelme, Litwin, Platz (I write to often), Pennington ,Foard and my personnel favorite Brennan... did you ever find that coffee cup you left in HF? Have you checked the Mediterranian? Hey I miss and loved all you guys even
Years Served on the KING 1985-1989
Your rank on the KING ET2(SW)
Febuary 16, 2001 12:18:36 (GMT Time)




Name: Shawn Riquelme
Email: sriq@home.com
Comments: I remember manning the rails when we slammed into the battleship USS IOWA!! It tore off the whole port break. We looked like a partially opened can of tuna. The IOWA got scratched...and they had to call "sweepers"!
Years Served on the KING 1983-85
Your rank on the KING ET3 (then) ET1 (now)
Febuary 16, 2001 02:07:47 (GMT Time)




Name: Michael Platz
Email: mappgh@stargate.net
Comments: Had a great crew on the King, still keep in touch with some friends including the person that sent me this website.
Years Served on the KING 6/85 thru 3/89
Your rank on the KING ET 2 (SW)
Febuary 15, 2001 20:55:36 (GMT Time)




Name: Robert H. Clinton
Email: rh_clinton@compuserve.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1963-65
Your rank on the KING DS1 (when on the King - later DSC)
Febuary 13, 2001 22:32:33 (GMT Time)




Name: Joe Separk
Email: buddiejoey@msn.com
Comments: I have signed guestbook before but name has disappeared from the present reading area! Staying current I'm signing again. Just outta high school in '61 I joined the Navy. After finishing Boot Camp at San Diego I was assigned to the U.S.S. King(DLG-10). I spent my whole service time on the "King"! I had good and bad experiences as we all did. Looking back, it is still one of the greatest periods of my life. I got to see the Western part of the World and I met some of nicest people ever!
Years Served on the KING 1961-1965
Your rank on the KING BT3
Febuary 13, 2001 16:45:03 (GMT Time)




Name: Gavin McConnell
Email: Bandk@techcomm.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1961- 1964
Your rank on the KING SN
Febuary 13, 2001 06:54:20 (GMT Time)




Name: Jim Webber
Email: jimwe@trib.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1970-1971
Your rank on the KING SK2
Febuary 12, 2001 19:59:38 (GMT Time)




Name: David Llerena
Email: llerenad@goalamo.com
Comments: She was a good ship. Some of my fondest memories of the Navy are of the crew and the ship. I served on her 'til decommissioning in '91, and am lucky enough to have been on her final voyage as a member of the NATO fleet NAVSTANFORLANT.
Years Served on the KING 1990-1991 on King
Your rank on the KING FC3 ( E-4 )
Febuary 12, 2001 18:20:38 (GMT Time)




Name: James H.Metcalf
Email: east6th@arkansas.net
Comments: I am a plankowner, proudley served with Cmdr. Melvin E. Bustard. We were known as "Bustards Battlin Bastards. We put ship in commision in Bremerton, Washington. James H. Metcalf east6th@arkansas.net
Years Served on the KING 3 yrs.on board th USS KING
Your rank on the KING SN
Febuary 11, 2001 18:14:44 (GMT Time)




Name: Daniel Haynes
Email: xmayordan@yahoo.com
Comments: I reported aboard USS King DLG-10 in December of 1972. I spent 43 days on the gun line, off the coast of Da Nang, the winter of 1972-1973. The ship was decommisioned in New Orleans for AAW modernization in 1974 or early 1975. I was then transferred to USS Horne CG-30.
Years Served on the KING 2-3
Your rank on the KING MM 3 E-4
Febuary 11, 2001 10:10:06 (GMT Time)




Name: ALEXANDER ORTIZ
Email: alexNlourdes@juno.com or alex9113@yahoo.com
Comments: HI! HAD A LOT OF FUN WHILE ONBOARD.DID THE LAST NATO CRUISE OF THE SHIP. GREAT CRUISE WAS THAT,LOT OF FUN SPECIALLY IN ENGLAND EVERY DAY WAS PARTY NIGHT.AFTER DE-COMM WENT TO USS THEODORE ROOSVELT UNTIL JUN 92 WHERE I GOT OUT AND BACK TO MIAMI,FL WHERE NOW I WORK AS A FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC.LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REUNION SEE YOU THERE.
Years Served on the KING feb 1989 to DE-COMM
Your rank on the KING E-4
Febuary 11, 2001 03:03:27 (GMT Time)




Name: James Mitsatsos
Email: jmitsatsos@altavista.com
Comments: It was my first tour at sea. Served as Communications and NTDS officer. Quite a tour and quite a ship. Best time: Unitas 1980. Worst Moment: Losing 3 shipmates in a storm off Va.Bch. Va. Feb 1980.
Years Served on the KING 3
Your rank on the KING Lt.
Febuary 10, 2001 13:00:58 (GMT Time)




Name: Alex Ramirez
Email: aramire1@bechtel.com
Comments: Hey Shipmates. Worked as a seaman with the Boatswain's Mates for awhile. HMC Squires and HM2 Jeff Fennewald helped me get into Hospital Corpsman school and my career started. Finished up as an HM2 at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. We sailed Central America alongside the USS Iowa BB-61 and USS Ticonderoga. My first cruise. Also did a 6 monther through the med. It was a blast.
Years Served on the KING 1984 to 1986
Your rank on the KING SN. ------>Hm2
Febuary 8, 2001 17:48:03 (GMT Time)




Name: jeff boase
Email: bozer999@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 81-83
Your rank on the KING btfn
Febuary 6, 2001 20:25:44 (GMT Time)




Name: J.E. (ED) MCGRATH
Email: wepsammo@ns-pascagoula.navy.mil
Comments: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE STEVE CRUTCHER,AND GARY PHILLIPS AND KEITH JOSTES WHEREABOUTS ARE
Years Served on the KING 1966-1970
Your rank on the KING FTG-2
Febuary 5, 2001 18:27:49 (GMT Time)




Name: Neal Housner
Email: nhousner@bucknell.edu
Comments: Plank Owner
Years Served on the KING 11/17/60 - 12/21/62
Your rank on the KING FTG2
Febuary 1, 2001 15:43:38 (GMT Time)




Name: james hooper jr
Email: jimnoel89@prodigy.net
Comments: sailed on last nato cruise transfered to uss south carolina.a gang under mmc jasch and ens landrum.
Years Served on the KING 90-91
Your rank on the KING mmfn
January 29, 2001 21:37:19 (GMT Time)




Name: MICHAEL R. STOKELY
Email: GMC-Mike.Stokely@cnet.navy.mil
Comments: "KING OF THE FLEET" WAS THE BEST SHIP I SERVED ON DURING MY CAREER. I REPORTED JUST BEFORE THE FIRST SNFL AND LEFT FOR SHORE DUTY JUST BEFORE THE SECOND SNFL. I WISH NOW I WOULD HAVE STAYED FOR THE SECOND ONE BUT 6 AND 1/2 YEARS AT SEA IN TWO SHIPS WAS ENOUGH!! MADE LOTS OF FRIENDS AND HAVE SEEN A FEW OVER THE YEARS. I SEE GARY ODOM, FRANK BROUSSARD AND SEVERAL OTHER VERY FAMILIAR NAMES. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT BECAME OF JIM VAUGHN (GMT-1) AFTER HE RETIRED?
Years Served on the KING 88-90
Your rank on the KING GMT-2(SW)
January 26, 2001 16:23:02 (GMT Time)




Name: Larry Spanish
Email: span1@worldnet.att.com
Comments: I remember John Dineen drinking truth serum(puking, wretching, calling for Ralph and SN O'Rourke), but hanging in there when we crossed the line!
Years Served on the KING 3
Your rank on the KING MCPO
January 25, 2001 18:44:33 (GMT Time)




Name: Richard L.Christopher
Email: dove@nothnbut.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1960-1964
Your rank on the KING
January 25, 2001 14:26:32 (GMT Time)




Name: Richard L.Christopher
Email: dove@nothnbut.net
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 4
Your rank on the KING
January 25, 2001 14:25:08 (GMT Time)




Name: TONY RAMIREZ
Email: Tonyr42us@yahoo.com
Comments: BBB FLAG ORIGINAL FOR KING SOB, SECOND FLAG FOR KING. THIRD SKIPPER OF KING, CAPT.COCHRANE DID NOT CREATE HIS SHIPS FLAG. SERVED ON SIGNAL BRIDGE WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST. JON L. HUTCHINSON SM1/SMC,JAMES TAYLOR SM1/SMC, HUGO PAULSON SMC,HENRY KLIPPLE SM2,AL SAIZ SM3 AND STANLEY MORRISON SM STRIKER. WHERE COULD THEY ALL BE NOW? LONG SHOT, BUT IF ANY OF YOU SEE THIS MSG. HELLO FM A. RAMIREZ, HOUSTON,TEXAS
Years Served on the KING 1960 --------1964
Your rank on the KING SM2
January 24, 2001 03:14:26 (GMT Time)




Name: TONY RAMIREZ
Email: Tonyr42us@yahoo.com
Comments: BBB FLAG ORIGINAL FOR KING SOB, SECOND FLAG FOR KING. THIRD SKIPPER OF KING, CAPT.COCHRANE DID NOT CREATE HIS SHIPS FLAG.
Years Served on the KING 1960 --------1964
Your rank on the KING SM2
January 24, 2001 03:01:12 (GMT Time)




Name: Rick Kelley
Email: rcljkelley@aol.com
Comments: My first of three trips to the Gulf was the Aft Engine Room fire. Then the 3 long, long months in Hunter's Point. Ugh!!!!
Years Served on the KING '68-'72
Your rank on the KING SK3
January 21, 2001 23:29:00 (GMT Time)




Name: Larry Spanish
Email: Span1@worldnet.att.net
Comments: to getting underway. Trying to take credit for that, huh! The CHENG is supposed to coordinate engineering PMS. CHENG to the bridge was passed over the 1MC. As I passed Mr. Glover gave his usual comment, "It's a fine Navy Day."
Years Served on the KING 79-82
Your rank on the KING ETCM
January 19, 2001 08:22:03 (GMT Time)




Name: Larry Spanish
Email: Span1@worldnet.att.net
Comments: When getting underway after christmas stand down, all of the ancillary electronics went shut down in combat and on the bridge. Engineers were doing PMS on the forward emergency generator and the automatic buss transfer (ABT) power switch in UHF was over ridden. ET2 Potowski was at sea and anchor detail in there and quickly corrected the problem. Crisis over, I went up to the bridge and told Captain Clark what had happened and that I thought I was at fault for not checking the power source prior
Years Served on the KING 79 to 82
Your rank on the KING MCPO
January 19, 2001 06:53:15 (GMT Time)




Name: Arlie Richard Woolard
Email: crosswater@surfmore.net or crosswater_38478@yahoo.com
Comments: The experience has served me well over the years. I enjoyed remembering some of the good times. It also brought to mind the reactions of those who were onboard during the fire earlier in the year when we had fire drills. I do have all the cruise books, should anyone be interested.
Years Served on the KING Oct 69-Dec 73
Your rank on the KING DS3/DS2
January 17, 2001 18:03:13 (GMT Time)




Name: Louis E. Daigle
Email: Cajunsnook@aol
Comments: Served aboard the King DLG-10 WestPac cruise Sept 1967-Mar 1968 North Star. The commanding officer was Commander W. L. Read. While serving, I worked in the aft fireroom and developed quite a respect for my fellow BT's. We crosse the line underway to Australia and entered the Domain of Neptunus Nex. I will plan to attend the reunion next year-2002 and happy to have found the web site.
Years Served on the KING 1967-1968
Your rank on the KING BT-3
January 16, 2001 18:46:12 (GMT Time)




Name: Steve Morton
Email: number4_372@netzero.net
Comments: My brother, SM2 Phillip Morton, was on ship 77~80; can contact him through me.
Years Served on the KING NA
Your rank on the KING
January 15, 2001 18:27:23 (GMT Time)




Name: Gary A Pearson
Email: GPOUTLAW31643@aol.com
Comments: Finest ship in the fleet
Years Served on the KING 1960-1964 Pre com./com, 3 westpac
Your rank on the KING E2-E4
January 15, 2001 00:57:51 (GMT Time)




Name: Reynold L. Steger Jr.
Email: renwizzard1@hotmail.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1985-1989
Your rank on the KING BT3
January 12, 2001 05:36:35 (GMT Time)




Name: Steve Archer
Email: sarcherej@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1987 - 1990
Your rank on the KING MMFA - MM2
January 9, 2001 17:08:18 (GMT Time)




Name: Reginald V. Watson
Email: afdcom@apcnet.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 4
Your rank on the KING SH2(SW)
January 8, 2001 04:26:08 (GMT Time)




Name: ANTONIO RAMIREZ SM 2
Email:
Comments: COMMISSIONING CREW NOV. 1960 TWO WESTPAC CRUISES. DEPARTED LOOKING BEAUTIFUL,RETURNED LOOKING LIKE HELL. I WOULDN'T TRADE THE EXPERIENCE FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD [U.S.S.KING(DLG-10) . THE MESSEGE FROM THEN PRESIDENT JOHN F.KENNEDY AS WE PASSED THE U.S.S.HELENA (CA-75) ENROUTE TO WESTPAC WAS AS FOLLOWES" TO: CAPTAIN SONNETAG FM: PRESIDENT KENNEDY, YOUR SHIP LOOKS BEAUTIFUL,TAKE CARE OF HER AND CREW AND GOD SPEED HOME. PRESIDENT JOHN F.KENNEDY I HANDED MESSEGE TO
Years Served on the KING 1960-1964
Your rank on the KING SM2 OC DIVISION
January 7, 2001 01:11:36 (GMT Time)




Name: Roy White
Email: RWhite0229 @msn.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1977 -1981
Your rank on the KING MM2
January 6, 2001 00:17:07 (GMT Time)




Name: steve sebacious
Email:
Comments: best dam sinpes on any ship
Years Served on the KING 5
Your rank on the KING mm2
January 3, 2001 18:22:31 (GMT Time)




Name: Edward J, (Jim) Havlik
Email: Free Spin43@aol.com
Comments:
Years Served on the KING 1964-1966
Your rank on the KING RD-2
January 2, 2001 16:57:59 (GMT Time)




Name: JAMES R. BROUGHTON JR.
Email: simple_man41@yahoo.com
Comments: I WOULD LIKE ANY MEMBERS OF THE USS KING DDG41 TO E-MAIL ME IF YOU SERVED ON BOARD FROM 1977 TO 1981.
Years Served on the KING 1977-1981
Your rank on the KING BT2
January 2, 2001 02:43:27 (GMT Time)




Name: Lawrence Keefe
Email: lkeefe@peoplepc.com
Comments: Just letting everyone know my new email address
Years Served on the KING 1988-1991
Your rank on the KING BTCS(SW)
January 1, 2001 18:10:05 (GMT Time)
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