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USS KING GUESTBOOK - 06/30 - 01/01 2002

Carl Koppenhauer (6/29/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: ET 2
Years Served:

USS Koontz Plankowner

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Dave Bilby (6/28/2002)
Email: bilbyltc@dbtax.com
Your Rank: STG2
Years Served: 1966 - 1969

I had a great time at the reunion, and am looking forward to the 2003 reunion in Norfolk. Since our reunion a week ago, I have made contact with Jake Weilenga and Frenchy Ligtermoet. I may have just made contact with John Terrel, too. My goal, now, is to contact all from the WA Division during the King's life.

Thanks, Jonathan Kammen, Terry Forsyth, and Board for putting on a very successful first reunion event.


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Willy Austin (6/27/2002)
Email: jadeevan@fascination.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 1971-1974

I had a great time, even if it wasn't enough. Write any time you get the urge and thanks for the memories.

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lawrence france (6/27/2002)
Email: france4947@aol.com
Your Rank: sm3
Years Served: 1965-1969

I had a good time at the reunion.I really enjoyed the ships tour. wish it could have been on the king.

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Douglas Terrel (6/26/2002)
Email: dterrel@d14.uscg.mil
Your Rank: ET3/ US COAST GUARD
Years Served: father was on the USS King

was just visiting the website, my father(John Terrel) had served on the USS King a while ago. I am currently in the US Coast Guard doing the best i can to follow in his footsteps. If anyone knows him or would like to get in touch with him, you can contact me at the email provided. dterrel@d14.uscg.mil. thanks.

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R Lee Chase Sr (6/25/2002)
Email: leechasesr@cs.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served:

I want to say a very special THANK YOU to all of you that put this Reunion on. Am looking forward to next year. P.S. Would like to keep in touch with everybody, but need e-mail address's!

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Charles White (6/25/2002)
Email: cwmwhite@cox.net
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1963-1967

Terry Forsyth, Johnathan Kammen, Steve Cuddihy and the rest of the Reunion organizers, my white hat's off to you all. We had a great time and so did the rest of B Division from 63-67 that attended.


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Don Moore Jr. (6/24/2002)
Email: nachomoms@aol.com
Your Rank: BMC
Years Served: visitor/ reunion

I am a former Uss Sample crewmember, that shared hotel space with you guys at your recent reunion in San Diego. Great swapping stories with you, esp. when in the Gulf of Tonkin, and Sample rendered assistance. A priveledge meeting you men. Good Luck, Don

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Bruce Carlsen (6/24/2002)
Email: bcarlsen@snet.net
Your Rank: QM3
Years Served: 1968-1971

Just got back from the reunion in San Diego. Created a MSN group for the Kings Men and Kin at http://groups.msn.com/USSKingDLG10DDG41

My thanks to the reunion committee for putting it all together. It was a lot of work but it was worth it. My wife and I saw a lot of old friends and made some new ones. Thanks.

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Sam Callicoat (6/21/2002)
Email: sftissam@juno.com
Your Rank: HTCS/RETIRED
Years Served: 77-81

The King was my second ship, I had an opportunity to meet some really good people and make some life long friends, like Rick Billichek, John D. Rose, Jim Hoover and Bob Dawson, to name only a few. I was R Div LPO, and I survived the freak accident that killed my good friend and two other shipmates.

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Sam Callicoat (6/21/2002)
Email: sftissam@juno.com
Your Rank: HTCS/RETIRED
Years Served: 1975-1979

Hello shipmates, the USS King was my second ship and I made some life long friends on it, especially, HT2 Rick Bilicheck, HT3 John D. Rose, EM2 Jim Hoover and HT3 Bob Dawson. I was R Div LPO and the only High Pressure Pipe welder fom 75-79. I had an opportunity to work throughout the ship and meet a lot interesting people. The accident during the winter of 79 changed my life forever. Myself and BM3 Irby were on the main deck with several R div and 1st Lt personnel on the morning of the accident. We were cleaning up after a night of storms which had tore up the main deck. Myself and Irby were facing aft when the first wave hit us. We were knocked off our feet due to the speed of the water. After the water receded a little, we tried to work our way to the hatch, at the same time we were yelling at our crews to get back inside. The second wave was bigger and I did not even see it. Myself and Irby's lives were saved because we got hung up on the acommodation ladder that was welded on the side of the ship. Myself and Irby were hurt pretty bad. I was cut and broke up all over, and Irby's shoulder was torn out of the socket. Myself and Irby had to be heloed off the ship, and I remember when they were trying to get Irby onto the helicopter, he almost got washed over the side again. I was strapped in a stokes strecher and I remember telling the guys not to drop me. I lost a good friend and two shipmates that day. I will always remember the time I served on the USS King DDG-41.

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Sam Callicoat (6/21/2002)
Email: sftissam@juno.com
Your Rank: HTCS/RETIRED
Years Served: 1975-1979

Hello shipmates, the USS King was my second ship and I made some life long friends on it, especially, HT2 Rick Bilicheck, HT3 John D. Rose, EM2 Jim Hoover and HT3 Bob Dawson. I was R Div LPO and the only High Pressure Pipe welder fom 75-79. I had an opportunity to work throughout the ship and meet a lot interesting people. The accident during the winter of 79 changed my life forever. Myself and BM3 Irby were on the main deck with several R div and 1st Lt personnel on the morning of the accident. We were cleaning up after a night of storms which had tore up the main deck. Myself and Irby were facing aft when the first wave hit us. We were knocked off our feet due to the speed of the water. After the water receded a little, we tried to work our way to the hatch, at the same time we were yelling at our crews to get back inside. The second wave was bigger and I did not even see it. Myself and Irby's lives were saved because we got hung up on the acommodation ladder that was welded on the side of the ship. Myself and Irby were hurt pretty bad. I was cut and broke up all over, and Irby's shoulder was torn out of the socket. I lost a good friend and two shipmates that day. I will always remember the time I served on the USS King DDG-41

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Peter D. Vuchetich (6/21/2002)
Email: vuchetich@cox.net
Your Rank: FCC
Years Served: nov 69 - jul 72

Thanks for the hard work that was done for the 1st reunion. It was great to see shipmates from the past.

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Steve Breidinger (6/19/2002)
Email: steve.breidinger@enbridge-us.com
Your Rank: MM1
Years Served: 82-87

a.k.a. Dinger, living well in Michigan !

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Fred Wright (6/17/2002)
Email: fredsb@onvoy.com
Your Rank: FN - MM2
Years Served: 1970 - 1973

e-mail update

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Michael Read (6/15/2002)
Email: giftfish@aol.com or read@benteler.com
Your Rank: STG3
Years Served: '77 & '78

Remember: 1)Danny Buck being piped aboard after leaping from the pier to make ship. 2)Ron Barton explaining the rented Mercedes he drove into a Ft. Lauderdale beach cabana. 3)John Tymick buying doughnuts on special occasions. 4) Doc' Bove attempting to do business with a St. Thomas cop that he took for a hooker.

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Dave Cass (6/14/2002)
Email: davecass@cox.net
Your Rank: Ensign
Years Served: 1988-1990

Disbursing and Sales Officer.

My memories include port calls to Amsterdam, GTMO, St Thomas, St Thomas, St Thomas, oh, and St Thomas.

Walking on the walls during a rough passage through the English Channel and having to wedge myself between the repeater and the bulkhead to stay standing during bridge watch – watching the roll indicator with wide eyes.

Being pulled from the bridge into the CO's at-sea cabin for a heart-to-heart chat with CDR Moreland when he didn't like my interpretation of disbursing regulations (a "conversation" that the entire bridge watch heard).

Freezing cold quarterdeck watches -- huddling around the little space heater.

Coming up $400 short after a payday and how much that $400 hurt on Ensign's pay -- never did find out who the lucky winner was on that one.

Being the "target" for the security drill on every single duty day. I can't count the number of times I was decapitated or stuffed in a locker.

Looking down at the repeater in horror during one midwatch when I had the con and seeing that the BM was attempting to go "around the world" and mumbling every obscenity I knew into his ear quietly enough that the OOD didn't hear until we were back on course.

Standing watch on the fantail pulling into port from a family cruise and watching the fantail swing closer and closer to a moored submarine. Then, finding out that our screw had lobbed off their towed sonar. Also remember the cavitations that shook the ship on the next cruise because of our mis-shaped screw.

The first underway after the Navy changed the "garbage at sea" regulations and that absolutely nasty light trap on the starboard side that we used as a dumpster. That smell still haunts me.

Being in that damn third-story bunk in the stateroom. At least it was high enough that the XO couldn’t see that it was never made.


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Jesse D. Jones (6/13/2002)
Email: jessej@zianet.com
Your Rank: FTMC
Years Served: 1966-1967

I was the tech in charge of the 39A target acquisition radar.

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Jesse D. Jones (6/13/2002)
Email: jessej@zianet.com
Your Rank: FTMC
Years Served: 2.5

I was the tech in charge of the 39A target acquisition radar.

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Gerald Bayless (6/12/2002)
Email: jbforcma@linkline.com
Your Rank: YN3/YN2
Years Served: Sep 60 to Dec 61

USS KING DLG-10 was one of my better duty stations. CDR Bustard was a great skipper to work for. We had a very good crew in the XN Division and as well as all the ships crew.

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Mike Litwin (6/10/2002)
Email: LITWINM@CNRF.NAVY.MIL
Your Rank: LT
Years Served:

Hello to all the old crusty KING sailors. I was stationed on her DEC1984-JAN1988 as an ET3/ET2. I loved cruising and blowing-up stuff under CDRs Woodall/Barry. Please email me if anyone knows how to get any KING lighters or patches.

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Kevin Shafer (6/8/2002)
Email: k.w.shafer@worldnet.att.net
Your Rank: HT3
Years Served: 6/70-12/73

Looking forward to reunion this summer.I live in SD, so it will be convienent. I retired in 1995 as HTCS(SW) with 24 years total service.

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Carl E. Brown (6/8/2002)
Email: alebro@msn.com
Your Rank: BT-3
Years Served: Mar.1972-1974

Forward Fireroom was the place to be.

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Carl E. Brown (6/8/2002)
Email: alebro@msn.com
Your Rank: Fa-BT-3
Years Served: Mar.1971-Mar.1974

All BT's E-mail me asap

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James W. Simon (6/5/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: LCDR (Ret)
Years Served: 1962-1964

Was ASW,Missile and Weapons Officer during that time.

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Richard L. Crockett (6/2/2002)
Email: None at present
Your Rank: Lt. USN Ret.
Years Served: 1 1/2

Commissioning crew 1960
Fire Control Officer
Mailing address: 282 N. 1120 E.
Orem, Ut 84097
Checking In!

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Steve Cuddihy (6/2/2002)
Email: SCuddihy3758@attbi.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1969 - 1972

Just updating my email address

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George Klein (6/2/2002)
Email: dr.frankenklein@attbi.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 77-79

Slak Time!

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Lyn Hargrove (5/27/2002)
Email: lharg76859@aol.com
Your Rank: sn
Years Served: 1960 1962

pre-commissioning crew,wd division

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Andy Boan (5/26/2002)
Email: afrcapta@columbiaairport.com
Your Rank: HT2
Years Served: 1976-1980

Plank Owner, great times

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Mike Schaffer (5/24/2002)
Email: mischaf49@msn.com
Your Rank: FTG2
Years Served: Mar. 72 - Sept. 73

I just found out about the reunion. I've lost contact with all my old shipmates and would enjoy hearing from those from the 72-73 WestPac cruise. Anyone know where Joe Mark and Milbrath are these days? I'm hoping to make it to S.D. I see Funk is still there.

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ralph contioso (5/22/2002)
Email: patrickc@insoundmedical.com
Your Rank: gm3
Years Served: 1960-1964

call me.


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CAFFREY JOHN D (5/21/2002)
Email: jdc91761@aol.com
Your Rank: PC 2
Years Served: Dec 66- Oct 68

Just looking for old friends, have found several but can not locate Bradly Anderson If anyone has any info on him I would apopreciate all the help I can get. Thanks

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L. Ray Smith(Smutt) (5/17/2002)
Email: Kinkrio1@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3/BT0
Years Served: 77-81, 82-84

Still Alive!!!

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Terry Bartlett (5/17/2002)
Email: mrtmbsr@comcast.net
Your Rank: YN3
Years Served: 1965-66

I was young 18 but it has been one of the best experience of my 56 years.

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George Estock (Sweatsocks) (5/16/2002)
Email: gfestock@dixie-net.com
Your Rank: LTJG /Lt while on King
Years Served: 1960-1963 Commissioning Detail

Attended precommissioning NTDS school at NEL San Diego. Went aboard in Bremerton as prospective CIC Officer. Mel Bustard was the commissioning CO, and a better Commanding Officer never existed, in my eyes. I read a reference to the King steaming backwards at high speed. I remember the incident. We overtook a freightor and passed it going astern.Also remember the shakedown cruise down to the equator to get our Shellback credentials. Would like to hear from anyone in the commissioning crew. I try to keep in touch with Rich Crockett and have talked to Tizzy Tisdale. Without a doubt, my three years on the King were the best of 23 I served.

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John Gladis (5/14/2002)
Email: johngladis@cs
Your Rank: GMM1
Years Served: 1979 TO 1981

I have alot of good memories from the King. Does anyone know what ever happened to Capt. Clark? He was one of the best skippers I have ever serverd with.

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Lt. Richard L. Crockett (5/13/2002)
Email: none
Your Rank:
Years Served: 1 1/2

Looking for shipmates and reunion info

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LYN HARGROVE (5/13/2002)
Email: Lharg76859@aol.com
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: 1960 1962

I came out of bootcamp was assigned to des-base in san diego. The first crew for the King was being assembled there. On Nov. 1, the entire crew was flown to Bremerton Pugeot Sound Shipyard, put in the barracks to await completion of King. After she was commissioned we went aboard and ship was home ported in San Diego. Proud to be part of the commissioning crew.

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LYN HARGROVE (5/13/2002)
Email: Lharg76859@aol.com
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: 1960 1962

I came out of bootcamp was assigned to des-base in san diego. The first crew for the King was being assembled there. On Nov. 1, the entire crew was flown to Bremerton Pugeot Sound Shipyard, put in the barracks to await completion of King. After she was commisioned we went aboard and ship was home ported in San Diego.

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LYN HARGROVE (5/13/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: 1960 1962

I came out of bootcamp was assigned to des-base in san diego. The first crew for the King was being assembled there. On Nov. 1, the entire crew was flown to Bremerton Pugeot Sound Shipyard, put in the barracks to await completion of King. After she was commisioned we went aboard and ship was home ported in San Diego.

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Lester Shahan (5/10/2002)
Email: shahan@bright.net
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 71-73

Forward Fire Room was the coolest. After Fire Room was hot hot hot. Most likely not make the reunion but would like to get some ship stuff. Talked to Roger a couple years ago, just now seen guest book for the first time 05/10/02. Hay Brown you still in the Navy. I went back to St Thomas few years back lots of tourist.

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Garland Marshall (5/7/2002)
Email: gandcmarshall@ev1.net
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: march 1966 to sept. 1969

Looking for Richard Clapp, Chuck Sterling, John Swaffer, and anyone else I new back then.

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L Ray Smith aka SMUTT (5/5/2002)
Email: 77-81 82-84
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 6

Miss my mates

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Daniel K Baker (5/2/2002)
Email: bakerbunch@adelphia.net
Your Rank: EWC(SW) USN Ret.
Years Served: May1979-October 1983

Man I'm glad I found this site...good memories of those days.

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RICHARD R. PUENTE (5/1/2002)
Email: rjpuente@msn.com
Your Rank: PNCM(SW)
Years Served: 1986-1990

Still alive and well. Had a great tour on King and have alot of fond memories.

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Warren Bek (5/1/2002)
Email: warrenbek@yahoo.com
Your Rank: QM3
Years Served: 1967-1970

Lots of water, lots of flying fish.

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Tom Gordon (5/1/2002)
Email: Stealrphan1@aol.com or TGordon@frytechnology.cookson.com
Your Rank: SM2(SW)
Years Served: 85-89

Can't begin to tell the story of the Warship from Hell. Best signal bridge on the east coast. Anyone beg to differ, they are full of.....Sigs Whitney, Anthis, Young and SMC Setford, together we were untouchable. I may have been in OPS, but experianced great friendships with shipmates from WEPS, ENG, Supply, Officers. You are talking an extremely tight bunch of guys. OSs kind of had prioities screwed up, but there were some great guys mixed back in the 'squirrels nest'.The snipes kept that ship running when all others were broke. Frump, Bruiser, Chief V, I'd go to war with you guys anytime. the Deck Apes knew how to 'turn to' like no others. Some great officers LTs Moran, Ketch..., Dyson, Fries, LCDR Dalrymple, WEPS. Too many guys to name. If you were onboard with me, you know who you are. Drop me a line. GTMO, 2 NATO, Drug Ops, North Atlantics, the Carribean...We steamed it all and were always prepared for more...

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Jim (jim-bob) Hoover (4/30/2002)
Email: jahoover22@msn.com
Your Rank: EM-2
Years Served: 1979-1981

Just found the site. Looking forward to the reunion.

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Milton Sugai (4/27/2002)
Email: msugai@minspring.com
Your Rank: RD/OS 2
Years Served: March 1970 to August 1973

Wonderful period of life. Lot of hardwork but also of joy.

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Russ Musson (4/26/2002)
Email: rmusson@kc.rr.com
Your Rank: PN1
Years Served: 3

Hi everyone.

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Scott W Carter (4/26/2002)
Email: SWIC68@AOL.COM
Your Rank: EM3
Years Served: 1986-1990

I wont be able to make the reunion but it looks like a real good time. Any old shipmates can E mail me at the above address. Love to hear from some.

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Guy Hunt (4/26/2002)
Email: ghunt@stchas.edu
Your Rank: STG3
Years Served: 89-91

Just came across this site. Would love to know how my former shipmates have been doing for the past decade.

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GARLAND MARSHALL (4/24/2002)
Email: gandcmarshall@ev1.net
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 1966 march to 1969 sept.

I HAVE BEEN OFF THE NET FOR A WHILE DUE TO ILLNESS. I'M BACK NOW. I GOT THE IMFROMATION ABOUT THE REUNION. I WOUNT BE ABLE TO BE THERE THIE YEAR, BUT WILL TRY THE NEXT ONE. THANKS FOR THE WEB SITE . GARLAND


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Mike Cecil Smith (4/23/2002)
Email: mike.c.smith@bankofamerica.com
Your Rank: SK2
Years Served: 3 (November 70 through August 72)

I'm going to miss the reunion, so I hope somebody takes lots of pictures. If any of you remember me, send me a note.

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Freddie A. Ray (4/21/2002)
Email: fray@hot.rr.com
Your Rank: RMCS
Years Served: May 1967-July 1969

Retired after 22 1/2 years on Aug 30, 1974 as RMCM

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Charles G. Farnham (4/19/2002)
Email: farnhamcn@cs.com
Your Rank: XO, LCDR
Years Served: Jul 64 -0 Jun 65

Retired Jun 84

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milton craven (4/19/2002)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm-2
Years Served: jul 1978 to jul 1982

hi guys ----just checking in hope all is will with everyone---

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Daniel Osborn (4/17/2002)
Email: osborn@phonewave.net
Your Rank: n/a
Years Served: n/a

My Father, George B. Osborn, Jr., SKCS, USN(Ret.) served aboard the USS King (DLG-10) between 1967 and 1969. He passed on 17 March 2002.

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Fred Taeger (Tiger) (4/15/2002)
Email: FTaeger
Your Rank: MM2
Years Served: 3

I was in charge of #1 engine room at the
end of my term. I was on the ship in April 1970 and was discharged Sept. 1973. I am coming to the reunion and am looking foward to see the "Ole Snipes"

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Galen A. Parr (4/14/2002)
Email: gparr40787@aol.com
Your Rank: IC3
Years Served: 21/2

many good times in the years aboard the King. I look forward to seeing everyone in Calfornia.

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Dan Haynes (4/14/2002)
Email: xmayordan@yahoo.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 1972 to 1974

Served 43 days off the coast of Da Nang winter of '72/'73 firing the big 5" incher at them almost non stop 24 hours a day. My GQ station was in the forward emergency diesel generator room.

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Jim Sievers (4/12/2002)
Email: jsiever@pacbell.net
Your Rank: FTM1
Years Served: 1966 to 1970

This ship and all those with whom I served remain some of the best memories of my life. Some of what I remember were the 3 Westpac cruises, the terrible fire, wonderful liberty ports, tons of shore patrol, Hunter's Point shipyard, and having a whole lot of pride about being a KING sailor.

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James R. Payne (4/11/2002)
Email: jrpayne@dcdi.net
Your Rank: Radarman 3
Years Served: Feb 1964 to Dec 1965

I reported aboard by highline when she was off the coast of the Phillpines.

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Richard J Banks (4/9/2002)
Email: rjbanks@adelphia.net
Your Rank: QM 2
Years Served: 1967 - 1968

Would really like to hear from Brad Anderson, Rick Tuel, Warren Bek or any other shipmates that served during that time so many years ago.
The West Pac of 67 and early 68 was a memorable experiance. I can still see the smiling faces of soaking wet pilots we fished out of the drink. I can still hear as well as feel the F4s doing fly bys on the 03 level.
I look forward to seeing some of you this June.

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John Diehnel (4/7/2002)
Email: diehnel@screaminet.com
Your Rank: ET-3
Years Served: 1964-1967

I don't even remember all the names: Debruler, Casey, Ens. Hollander(?) Lt. Worley, Dornbacher were some of the guys I served with. I still see the faces, just not the names.

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Lou Papile (4/7/2002)
Email: lpapy@aol.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 4

I was on the King from 1980 to 1984
"A" Gang

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Robert E Trumpower (4/7/2002)
Email: rev888@webtv.net
Your Rank: BT1 BTC ENS
Years Served: 1976-1978

Was part of the commissioning crew for DDG41 and commissioned while going through reftra in Gitmo

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Michael Hlad (4/6/2002)
Email: mhlad@seminole-electric.com
Your Rank: GMG2
Years Served: 70-72

I,ve been reading some of the comments in the guest book. Sure does bring back a lot of memories. Some real good. Some real bad.

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Michael Hlad (4/6/2002)
Email: mhlad@seminole-electric.com
Your Rank: GMG2
Years Served: 70-72

I,ve been reading some of the comments in the guest book. Sure does bring back a lot of memories. Some real good. Some real bad.

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Michael Hlad Jr. (4/6/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: GMG 2
Years Served: 1970-1972

When I think about the days of my youth, I have fond memories of the King and of all the men I served with. Oh, to bring back those days when the salt air filled my lungs, the 1 MC was blaring " Battle Stations- Battle Stations" now all hands man your "Battle Stations". and Fire Control would call over the sound powered phones MT 31 "Surface Action Starboard" and those 3" guns would belch fire and smoke and the smell would would make you swell with pride.

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Michael Reis (4/5/2002)
Email: dogrobber@fuse.net
Your Rank: FTM3
Years Served: 1977-80

Let's hear it all.

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Chuck Sterling (4/5/2002)
Email: Strlngc3@cs.com
Your Rank: GMG3
Years Served: 1965-1969

Always been curious about location of the ship now and of coarse where my old shipmates are these days. Great ship to serve on. Love to see it again.

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Michael Schotten (4/4/2002)
Email: mhsrdh@yahoo.com
Your Rank: MS2
Years Served: 1978-1980

If any of my former shipmates read this I would like to hear from them.

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scott hogan (3/31/2002)
Email: scott.hogan@snet.net
Your Rank:
Years Served: 80-84

Looking for Virgil Bluhm BMSC and Kevin Pack BM1

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Richard Siener (3/27/2002)
Email: rsiener@bellsouth.net
Your Rank: DCFN
Years Served: 1989- Decommision

I am glad to have found this site! It has helped bring so many memories back.

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Paul R Johnson (3/23/2002)
Email: prjusnret@aol.com
Your Rank: FTM1
Years Served: nov 1969 to nov 1970

It was good to run accros this site. I met many good people in KING


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Daniel O Garske (3/23/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: DS2
Years Served: 1961 - 1965

Going to the reunion!

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Daniel O Garske (3/23/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: DS2
Years Served: 3yrs, 10mos, 22days

Going to the reunion!

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David H. Rush (3/19/2002)
Email: drush@peterslawchico.com
Your Rank: Lieutenant
Years Served: Nov. 1960 to May 1963

My years on the USS King were some of the best years of my life. It was both interesting and challenging to test the new NTDS computer system, especially from my vantage point as CIC Officer. During my stint we crossed the equator and also spent time in Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, Guam and the Phillipines. We steamed off the coast of New Zealand during the Cuban Missile crisis. Some of my most cherished memories are the times the officers competed against the crew in softball and basketball.

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Michael J Zazzara (3/19/2002)
Email: mjzazz@aol.com
Your Rank: E-5
Years Served: 1986-1991

I enjoyed my tour onboard her. She was a good ship and we had a good crew. Except CWO2 Persal he was a tirent

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Michael Naegeli (3/17/2002)
Email: mjnaegeli@aol.com
Your Rank: EM3
Years Served: 1971-1973

Interested in hearing from any electrician or IC during 1971-1973

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Vic "Frumpy" Miller (3/16/2002)
Email: tat2d@buckeyeinternet.com
Your Rank: STG 3
Years Served: 89-91

Hi all. Feel free to e-mail me.

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Ed Norlander (3/16/2002)
Email: GhstRyder2@aol.com
Your Rank: FN/MM
Years Served: 1976-178

was part of recommisioning crew and work in the forward engine

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James DeLuca (3/16/2002)
Email: howling@voyager.net
Your Rank: BMSN
Years Served: 83-85

Where are you WD? Sure would like to catch up with you all. Especially ol' Chief Bolden (Bolder!) The prettiest sight in the Persian Gulf was the beer barge, limit 2!!! Well, OK, so was the Desert Duck! Never forget the "dent" we put in the Iowa either. Do I hear Capt. Pacek snickering...

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James (Jim) Dalton (3/14/2002)
Email: daltonj@kpt.nuwc.navy.mil
Your Rank: RD3
Years Served: Feb 1969 to Apr 1971

We painted the Philipine school house 50 different colors (and more inside).
Remember the fried banannas? San Miguel? Remember the 4 crewmates we lost in the big explosion and fire in the gulf? Thanks to all the guys that busted their ass saving the ship. I still work for the Navy.. 34 years now.
Jim Dalton MCSE

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Dick Mishler (3/14/2002)
Email: r.mish@cox.net
Your Rank: ET2
Years Served: 65-67

Would enjoy hearing from anyone I served with. Those were the good old days.

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David L. Turk (3/12/2002)
Email: Turk668@aol.com
Your Rank: IC5
Years Served: '69 - '71

Looking for Steve Callahan, Andy Manzo, Robin Morante, Dennis Christopher.

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David L. turk (3/12/2002)
Email: Turk668@aol.com
Your Rank: IC5
Years Served: '69 - '71

Looking for Steve Callahan, Andy Manzo, Robin Morante, Dennis Christopher.

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Preston Darrell Smith (3/12/2002)
Email: joshuac@cox-internet.com
Your Rank: FN/E-3
Years Served: 2

Was aboard during the fire of July 1969 in the Tonkin Gulf when 4 of our Shipmates perished. Did 1 Westpac Tour. Was 19 years old at the time, & was quite an awakening. Got out of Navy, later enlisted in the Army, & Retired after 20 years in. Read the Poem dedicated to those who perished in the Tonkin Gulf fire of 1969, & was glad to see that someone else remembered.

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Donald E. Leach (3/10/2002)
Email: dleach@hit.net
Your Rank: RMC USNR-Ret
Years Served: 1964-1965

Served as RM2 on King, Deployed WPAC
1965

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Steven (RED) Haines (3/10/2002)
Email: haines@ellinwood.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: Feb 1969 to Nov 1972

Who dunn it, who dunn it? Who threw the lei over the side in the San Diego harbor? Chief Little, I threw that damn thing over the side because it looked like a Haiwaiian tourist hanging on a Man O War.
Looking forward to the reunion in June to swap sea stories.

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robert siple (3/8/2002)
Email: r.siple@lycos.com
Your Rank: sr,sa,bmsn,dk3
Years Served: 86-nov90

gotta love those nato cruises
and blue nose memories.
any shipmates give a call
219-759-2683

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John McLaren (3/8/2002)
Email: jmclaren9@hotmail.com
Your Rank: BTFN
Years Served: Reserve member from nov1982 to may1987

I am looking for people whom are from the Forest Park Navy Rerserve Center

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Steve Meland (3/8/2002)
Email: ram1500@i-is.com
Your Rank: OS1
Years Served: 1983-1986

Had a nice couple of years aboard King. Love to here from old shipmates, I've been out for almost 10 years now, miss the old days,(sometimes!)

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Mark Miles (3/4/2002)
Email: mamjazz@hotmail.com
Your Rank: FC1(SW) Ret.
Years Served: 1988-Decommissioning

After a somewhat rocky start the King turned out to be the best ship I was ever on. "Cool Hand Luke" was one of the finest commanding officers I ever had the privilege to serve under.

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bryant jackson (3/4/2002)
Email: bryant41cue@msn.com
Your Rank: gmg2sw
Years Served: 1985 1988

uss king was a good old tin can

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JAMES O'NEIL BISHOP (3/4/2002)
Email: JAMESOBISHOP@HOTMAIL.COM
Your Rank: E-1
Years Served: 1989-1991

HELLO FELLOW KINGSMEN I HOPE YOU ARE
FARE WELL IN LIFES VOYAGE,I WISH I STILL HAD PICTURES OF THE OL'WAR HORSE
BUT I LOST CLOSE TO 100 PICS OF MATES
AND THE SHIP IN 97 I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO POST ON A SITE LIKE THIS.

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bryant jackson (3/4/2002)
Email: bryant41cue@msn.com
Your Rank: gmg2sw
Years Served: 1985 1988

uss king was a good old tin can

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bryant jackson (3/4/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: gmg2sw
Years Served: 3

served on the king from feb 1985 to oct 1988 was in the med on the king in 1986 during the libya conflict

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Charles Crowther (Chuck) (3/1/2002)
Email: US Mail 1018 CR 825 E Fillmore IN 46128
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1965 to late 1967

I was surfing the web and found this site.Completed three West Pac cruises.Was aboard when attacked by three Vietnam PT boats in So. China Sea.I am terribly saddened to learn my cherished friend and shipmate Marty Brown lost his life aboard the King while serving his country.I worked with Marty in the #2 Fireroom and bunked in the same compartment for over two years.

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Charles Crowther (Chuck) (3/1/2002)
Email:
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1965 to late 1967

I was surfing the web and found this site.Completed three West Pac cruises.Was aboard when attacked by three Vietnam PT boats in So. China Sea.I am terribly saddened to learn my cherished friend and shipmate Marty Brown lost his life aboard the King while serving his country.I worked with Marty in the #2 Fireroom and bunked in the same compartment for over two years.

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DARRYL L. WILLIAMS (2/26/2002)
Email: DLEEKAT@MSN.COM
Your Rank: OS2
Years Served: 1980-82

LOOKING FOR OI DIV. ALL OS PERSONELL

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Charles Lavery (2/26/2002)
Email: acmlavery@netscape.net
Your Rank: MM-2
Years Served: Never

Never was a crew member in the King but was a plank owner in the USS Turner Joy DD-951 when aboard on 8/3/59. Your ship was
being built at the time.I remember returning to the TJ after a night in Seattle and seeing the King in drydock. I had put in commission the last destroyer ever to be built without missiles.The King was the first I had ever seen with
missiles.

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Paul Cook (2/26/2002)
Email: p.cook2@verizon.net
Your Rank: Boiler Tech 2nd Class
Years Served: 1981 -1984

The only ship I ever knew but the best people I've ever know, think of them all often.

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Jeff Dill (2/26/2002)
Email:
Your Rank:
Years Served:

Looking for 1976-1979

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jeff dill 1976-1979 (2/26/2002)
Email: jeffdill57@hotmail.com
Your Rank: SK3
Years Served: 1976-1979

Looking for anyone who served during 1976 at Little Creek during pre-commissioning.

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Mark Jeffrey Dill (2/25/2002)
Email: jeffdill57@hotmail.com
Your Rank: SK-3
Years Served: 1976-1979

Looking for shipmates from 1976-79,especially if you were in Supply

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Paul Harter (2/25/2002)
Email: Paul_Harter@excite.com
Your Rank: FC1
Years Served: 1979-1982

she wasn't the command i was hoping for but she took us on a unitas cruise in 1980 so i can't complain to much.

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John H. Ebey (2/25/2002)
Email: traingramps@aol.com
Your Rank: FCCM
Years Served: 1987-1990

Afer leaving King I went to Bunker Hill and came back to Va. to retire.
Iwish there had been a notice sent to former crewmen when she went to the breakers.

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John H. Ebey (2/25/2002)
Email: traingramps@aol.com
Your Rank: FCCM
Years Served: 1987-1990

She was a good ship and a true greyhound having done 38 Knots more than once.

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Marc Carpenter (2/19/2002)
Email: carpentermarc@hotmail.com
Your Rank: Fire Controlman 2nd Class
Years Served: 5

Even as late as 89 she still could do
32knts. and no smoke, she was a heck of a ship with a valiant history.

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Pat Lomber (2/19/2002)
Email: pjl3@cornell.edu
Your Rank: EM2
Years Served: 1977-1981

Been a long time since the Navy days. Now my son is getting
ready to serve in the military. I have had a couple guys contact
me through this web page, and I have contacted some of my old
buds. Excellent job done to the webmasters of this site. If I
could, I would sneak a steak from the mess deck reefer and
cook it up for you in the electricians shop !

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Don Winfindale (2/17/2002)
Email: dwin4u@aol.com
Your Rank: IC3
Years Served: 79-82

Does anyone have pictures of the ship Between 79 and 82?

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Art Smith (2/17/2002)
Email: mindcell@excite.com
Your Rank: FTG2
Years Served: 1979-1983

My first sea tour. I remember the storm in 1980 when we lost our shipmates. I retired an FCCS. Still working for the Navy as DoD civilian. I've held on to those old cruise books. Maybe I'll be able to put some names with some faces.

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Donald A. Winfindale Jr. (2/17/2002)
Email: dwin4u@aol.com
Your Rank: IC3
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

I would like to know how to get a unitius cruise book.

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Fred Wright (2/16/2002)
Email: fredsb@lakenet.com
Your Rank: MMFN - MM2
Years Served: 1970 -1973

Looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion.
Deacon Fred

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Steven Schmidt (2/15/2002)
Email: believers@gtmc.net
Your Rank: BT-3 -- #2 Boiler Room
Years Served: 1986-1990

Hi guys!! Everything good here in Nebraska! There's my e-mail address if you wish to write.

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Douglas L. Fifer (2/15/2002)
Email: N8281P@aol.com
Your Rank: RDC
Years Served: 1966-68

Hi OI Gang. Anybody out there?

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Charles W. White (2/14/2002)
Email: cwmwhite@cox.net
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: Dec. 1963 to July 1967

Great ship to be assigned to. Fantastic crew and the older I get the better it was.

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Craig Bierl (2/12/2002)
Email: cabierl@csinet.net
Your Rank: BT2(SW)
Years Served: 1987-1990

The Aft Fire room ruled! Had a great time working for that slave driver Keefe (just kidding Larry). Learned alot, had fun. Drop me a line!

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PAUL S. LANE (2/12/2002)
Email: BLAU633CSI@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E4
Years Served: 1987

JUST VISITING

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PAUL S. LANE (2/12/2002)
Email: BLAU633CSI@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E4
Years Served: 1987

JUST VISITING

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Steve Smith (2/12/2002)
Email: ssmi@aol.com
Your Rank: BT2
Years Served: 89-91(decom)

I was the (ABC)automatic boiler control tech. in the forward fireroom. I am a claim adjuster with a Boiler and Machinery Insurance Co. and have been since right after I left the King.

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Angelo Velez (2/11/2002)
Email: angelo_dpr@yahoo.com
Your Rank: PO1
Years Served: April 1987 to February 1991

Belonged to the decommissioning crew.

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David Vicari (2/11/2002)
Email: davidv2993@aol.com
Your Rank: EN2, now ENCS
Years Served: Dec 84 through Sept 87

I checked onboard the day the ship returned from the Persian Gulf in 1984. I met a lot of great people and it was a great learning experience. She was a great ship!

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Brett Dodd (2/9/2002)
Email: brettdodd@msn.com
Your Rank: SK2(SW)
Years Served: 86-90

Seeing the website brought up a lot of old memories. Looking forward to the reunion.

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Tim Meehan (2/9/2002)
Email: tmeehan@earthlink.net
Your Rank: Lieutenant
Years Served: 1970-1971

Main Propulsion Assistant from mid-overhaul (Hunter's Point in early 1970), through REFTRA (San Diego) and WESTPAC cruise (6-12/70), and until my "release from active duty" (6/71).
Great crew -- top to bottom.

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Jeff Sumeracki (2/8/2002)
Email: JeffSumeracki@carolina.rr.com
Your Rank: FC3
Years Served: 1

Only served for a short time in 1988, but enjoyed my tour very much. Did NATO cruise and my favorite memory was dangling between the King and a Portugese destroyer (on which I visited underway for two days and nights) in a wire basket in the rough seas of the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway. It felt good to hit the deck that day!

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Raymond Snow (2/8/2002)
Email: rsnow02@yahoo.com
Your Rank: IC
Years Served: 1983-1985

Im still alive

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Chet Beates (2/5/2002)
Email: MuttnPup@aol.com
Your Rank: GMM1
Years Served: 1977-1979

Retired September 1992 MACS(SW)

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Lawrence Keefe (2/3/2002)
Email: lawrencekeefe@cox.net
Your Rank: BTCS(SW)
Years Served: 1988-1991

I was the last crew member to leave USS King after decommisioning.

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Bruce Carlsen (2/2/2002)
Email: bcarlsen@snet.net
Your Rank: QM3
Years Served: 67-71

XN Div. was the place to be. Sure, Barney I would love some basket leave.

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Michael S. Wiykovics (1/31/2002)
Email: mswiykovics@hotmail.com
Your Rank: MT3
Years Served: Jan 1963 to June 1965

I had already signed in to the previous website but this is much better! I have fond memories of WestPac 1963/1964 and part of 1965. See you in San Diego!

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Joe (Junior) Brightwell (1/30/2002)
Email: pirateldo@attbi.com
Your Rank: SM3/SM2
Years Served: Oct 83 - Nov 85

I'll repost it later...It is long...

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Joe (Junior) Brightwell (1/30/2002)
Email: pirateldo@attbi.com
Your Rank: SM3/SM2
Years Served: 2

I'll repost it later...It is long...

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Derek Borders (1/30/2002)
Email: d_borders@yahoo.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 87-90 Nato Cruise

What's Up

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Raymond C Adkins (1/29/2002)
Email: clipperadkins@aol.com
Your Rank: SH 3
Years Served: 1977 / 1980

I WAS THE SHIP BARBER FROM 77 TO 80. I AM ALSO FROM DEL.WE DID THE MED IN 79.LOOKING FOR OTHER SHIP MATES FROM THE SAME TIME.

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Sandra Ström (1/29/2002)
Email: sandra.stroem@hotmail.com
Your Rank:
Years Served:

Hi, just wanted to see if I could locate Chris Overfield, Troy Johnston, Elmer Lee Johnson and Kevin Wilcox who served on the USS KING around 1987-1988. They visited Norway during a wargame. Nice fellows all of them. Sandra

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Bill Kregel (1/28/2002)
Email: willyhan@americanlock.net
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: June 71 to April 74

ANY ONE FROM WD DIV E MAIL ME Ai f

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Bill Kregel (1/28/2002)
Email: willyhan@americanlock.net
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: June 71 to April 74

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Richard Lee Chase Sr (1/27/2002)
Email: leechasesr@cs.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 3 1/2 Yrs

Have alot of great memories. The one I really think about is the fire we had in the 'AFT' boiler room. Lost four great friend's and two were real close freind's.
Would also like to know if there is a way I could get hold of D.D. Kreglo!

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Richard Lee Chase Sr (1/27/2002)
Email: leechasesr@cs.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 3 1/2 Yrs

Have alot of great memories. The one I really think about is the fire we had in the 'AFT' boiler room. Lost four great friend's and two were real close freind's.
Would also like to know if there is a way I could get hold of D.D. Kreglo!

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Marvin Macedo (1/23/2002)
Email: mmacedo@uark.edu
Your Rank: DS-3
Years Served: june 1962 to june 1963

would like to make contact with
Dan garski
Steve Hinninger

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Marvin Macedo (1/23/2002)
Email: mmacedo@uark.edu
Your Rank: DS-3
Years Served: two

would like to make contact with
Dan garski
Steve Hinninger

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Robert E. Cherry (1/23/2002)
Email: FAT-CAT@ Prodigy . Net
Your Rank: BT/2
Years Served: 10-1964 to 7-1968

My daughter found this sight and sent it to me.Glad to see someone trying to keep the Kings memory going .Thanks. Robert Cherry

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Gary Weber (1/22/2002)
Email: gary.weber@gd-decisionsystems.com
Your Rank: ETN-2
Years Served: November 1969 - October 1971

Maintained radios onboard King during the day and delt Black Jack at night.

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James M. Sherman (1/21/2002)
Email: jms46@concentric.net
Your Rank: BTCS
Years Served: 1960 to 1963

commissioning crew

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David Burns (1/21/2002)
Email: dburns@muellerindustries.com
Your Rank: Gunners Mate 2nd (GMM2)
Years Served: January 1966 - October 1969

Made three West Pac cruses, 1966, 1967/68, 1969. Where the hell is everybody ? Reith, Tedder, Miller, Strickland, Gartland, Aberminkoff, Amstutz, Anderson(GM3), Anderson(GMC), Herde

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Duane Downing (1/20/2002)
Email: jack2@zoomnet.net
Your Rank: FC2 (SW)
Years Served: 1985-1990

Dan Soulier e-mail me long time no here. Me and Rob still talk often. anyone else who wants to say high feel free.

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Fred (1/20/2002)
Email: pogbowman@aol.com
Your Rank: OS3
Years Served: 70-73

21Jan72 the KING crossed the Equator at 143 degrees east.

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Paul Martin (1/20/2002)
Email: luapveb63@peoplepc.com
Your Rank: MMC
Years Served: 1969-1970

still looking for old ship mates

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John C. Hicks (1/17/2002)
Email: jchas@jps.net
Your Rank: BTFN
Years Served: 1972-1974

Hello all fellow crew members. Hope to see you at the reunion.

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Richard Welden (1/16/2002)
Email: fishnman3@hotmail.com
Your Rank: then: CTR3 Now: CTRC
Years Served: 1986 (April - June)

Great Ship although I was only onboard during Libya Bombing campaign. Got on in Genoa, Italy and off during repair stop in Monaco. As a DIRSUP rider out of Rota Spain, I rode many ships and met many a crew. I can honestly say that my best DIRSUP trip was on your ship. The crew was like family and treated us CTs (berthed under forward gun mount) like KINGs. Thanks for the great experience...I'll never forget!

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Bill Pomeroy (1/15/2002)
Email: billpom@attglobal.net
Your Rank: ET1
Years Served: 1968-1972

Anyone remember the blackjack tables we had setup on the mess decks?

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Richard Banks (1/11/2002)
Email: rbanks@adelphia.net
Your Rank: QM2
Years Served: 67-68

Where is Brad Anderson and John Cafferey?

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David A. Nesbitt (1/11/2002)
Email: dnesbitt@cfl.rr.com
Your Rank: SOG2/STGC
Years Served: 1960-1962 and 1965-1967

One of the Plankowner "Ping Jockeys". Served two great tours of duty aboard KING and did not want to transfer off either time. How many of you "Plank Owners' remember the Xmass of 1960 when we (the KING) provided xmass to 10 needy families in Bremerton?

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Charles Leek (1/6/2002)
Email: chuckleek@hotmail.com
Your Rank: IC3
Years Served: 1964 - 1967

This is correcting the time I served on the King

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Chuck Leek (1/5/2002)
Email: chuckleek@hotmail.com
Your Rank: IC3
Years Served: 1963 - 1966

Yep, I was there.

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David Beckley (12/30/2001)
Email: db95jb@bright.net
Your Rank: BM2
Years Served: 79-82

Would like to hear from anyone from this time frame (79-82)who is planning on going to the reunion in 2002 in San Diego

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Scott Hudson (12/30/2001)
Email: notme@pioneer-net.com
Your Rank: E5
Years Served: 1978-1980

I'm Looking for Steve Cummings

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Patrick Dwyer (12/27/2001)
Email: deadeye69@msn.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 1989-decom

Where are the MM's now?
Lawrence Brown, Mark Gordy, Rick Hanwell, Troll, Jason Deysher, Scott Dymacek, Carlos Garcia, Craig Cobb, Steve Archer. Email me with info.

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Arthur M. Roberts (12/24/2001)
Email: artroberts@psknet.com
Your Rank: CYN3
Years Served: 1966-67

I served on board the USS KING with COMDESRON 15. COMMODORE C.E. MCMULLIN WAS THE COMMANDING OFFICER AND COMMANDER BAUMGARDNER WAS THE XO, LT. CLEMENS WAS THE COMMUNICATION OFFICER AND MASTER CHIEF RICHARDS WAS THE CHIEF RADIOMAN. IF ANYONE KNOWS THE WHERE ABOUTS OF THESE MEN ALONG WITH YN2 SANTIOGO QUINTANNA PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT artroberts@psknet.com. Thank you. I thouroughly enjoyed my tour on this ship.

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Will Austin (12/22/2001)
Email: jadeevan@fascination.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 71 - 74

It is that time again to wish all of my shipmates a merry Christmas

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Harry Pate (12/16/2001)
Email: hpate@starband.net
Your Rank: SO1
Years Served: 1960--1962

I think most of the Sonar plankowners have rusted out and were scrapped!! Besides myself, I know Tom Mckenny and Ray Marshal are still alive and kicking. Lets see, Nesbitt, Metcalf, Soderblom, Johnson, and Seaburn. If your still around drop me a line.

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TONY RAMIREZ (12/8/2001)
Email: tonyr42us@yahoo.com
Your Rank: SM2
Years Served: 1960 1964

BACK ON LINE

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Jeff Artley (12/7/2001)
Email: jartley@dfnow.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 4

anyone remembers me drop a E-mail, had alot of fun in A-gang. The ship was kick ass

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Emilio Angel (12/4/2001)
Email: Mangelrock45@aol.com
Your Rank: Seaman
Years Served: November 1960-August 1964

Fixed e-mail

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Larry Stamper (12/3/2001)
Email: lstamper@pacbell.net
Your Rank: BM-3
Years Served: April 1946 to April 1965

I was on the King just a year and it was great duty and a great ship with a great crew, I was a BM-3 and the gig coxswain in WD div. Does anybody know where Larry Haney BM-2 is if so please let me know, Thanks

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William Whitfield (12/3/2001)
Email: bwhiftield@hotmail.com
Your Rank: FTM-1
Years Served: 1967 to 1970

Interesting to find this sight.

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David "Bruiser" Broussard (12/1/2001)
Email: Keywest62@aol.com
Your Rank: FC2 (SW)
Years Served: 85 - 90

Tim Huff, get an E-mail address!!! Do you have any of the old "Civilian Man" comics we drew? I have most of the originals we did. Does anyone know who drew the original "Civilian Man" while in the Persian Gulf?...let me know. Chat with you soon.

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A.B. Gonzalez (12/1/2001)
Email: camarm@iopener.net
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: 1963-65

Emilio, I tried your email address but it didn't work. We were in wd division.
I hope that you still remember me.

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Jim Heggem (11/29/2001)
Email: bjheggem@earthlink.net
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: 1960 - 1964

Hey Angel. I tried e-mailing you but it wouldn't go trough. the last part of your e-mail address is missing (@aol.com?, @yahoo.com? etc)

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Stan Morrison (11/28/2001)
Email: sgn57@webtv.net
Your Rank: SN-SM Striker
Years Served: 1960-1964

Guess i better sign in right this time,i see its a new book.Yes angel i do remember you.Hope to see all of youat the reunion.Ron Beattye,im also close to 60 and i went on the King at 17 yrs of age,yes,where has it all gone?
along time ago but a can still remember almost every thing i did aboard the King,from Subic to all the other ports of call and duties performed.

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Stan Morrison (11/28/2001)
Email: sgm57@webtv.net
Your Rank: SM-SN
Years Served: 1960-1964

just checking new member list

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Patrick E.Sweeney (11/28/2001)
Email: pesweeney@msn.com
Your Rank: IC 2
Years Served: Commission day toDecember 1962

Just found out about this web page and the reunion

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Emilio Angel (11/27/2001)
Email: Mangelrock45
Your Rank: Seaman
Years Served: November 1960 - August 1964

If Anyone Remebers Me Please Contact Me

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J. Kelley (11/26/2001)
Email: kelleyj@corridor.net
Your Rank: EW3
Years Served: 1989-1991

Great ship!

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Bill Alexander (11/25/2001)
Email: billalexander@prodigy.net
Your Rank: LTJG
Years Served: 1970-71

Served as Gunnery Officer during REFTRA and one WestPac cruise under Captain Demster Jackson, the greatest skipper ever. My strongest (maybe not so great) memory was almost sinking a tuna boat with the 5-inch 54 off San Clemente island during REFTRA. I had help from LTJG Reeber, Ensign Otterbein, and a chief, but LT Killinger chewed my butt the hardest. We flunked the exercise.

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MARK D. BELLMORE (11/24/2001)
Email: MARKB4411@AOL.COM
Your Rank: MS3/ RETIRED AS AN MS1
Years Served: 1979-1983

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REUNION HERE IN SAN DIEGO. ANYONE FROM S-2 DIVISION DROP ME A LINE

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Greg Hertzog (11/17/2001)
Email: ghertzog@ematic.com or ghertzog@metlife.com
Your Rank: DS3-DS1
Years Served: 05/79-10/83

I haven't visited in a while. Nice to see more familiar names finding their way here. After 20 years, I have a lot of memories of great times and great people.

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John Otterbein (11/17/2001)
Email: jotter@aol.com
Your Rank: Ltjg
Years Served: 1969-71

WD division officer;Westpac cruise 1970 w/ Capt. Dempster Jackson; great skipper, great crew. looking forward to some laughs at the reunion.

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kenneth king (11/15/2001)
Email: kenneth1@seniorexplorer.com
Your Rank: seamen
Years Served: April 1970 to Nov 1972

I was sorry to hear that the ship I was on for two years was sold for scrap.

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milon g. craven iii (11/14/2001)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: e-5/RM2
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

hope to see some of the good old guys from the oc div----

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Ronald L. Battye (11/13/2001)
Email: DLGSailor@aol.com
Your Rank: MM2
Years Served: four (4)

Came aboard at 18 years of age. left a old man of 22. now I am almost 60, where did all the years go?

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Paul "Schaef" Schaefer (11/12/2001)
Email: sherpa@cox-internet.com
Your Rank: STG2
Years Served: 87-90

She was a good ol' tin can. Makes you feel sorry for those guys riding around on those lame ass carriers.

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ERNEST A. KOLBE (11/11/2001)
Email: eakolbe@aol.com
Your Rank: MT2
Years Served: 1961-MARCH 1964

Enjoy the site,brings back many fond memories.

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Mark E. Tuel (11/10/2001)
Email: tuels @ seanet.com
Your Rank: SM 3
Years Served: 1.5

WESTPAC CRUISE,SEPT.,1967-MAR.,1968.

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P. Shannon MacDanel (11/7/2001)
Email: macdanel@gecinc.com
Your Rank: SN (YN3)
Years Served: 1967-68

I am proud to have served in the Captain's Office onboard KING in the Gulf of Tonkin and San Diego, with the best men the Navy had to offer! Would particularly like to hear from the guys I worked with - Ed Hull, Dave Sutton, Frank Graves, Paul Fredrick, Paul Morrison and my good friends Gary McMahon and Bill Pomeroy - and, of course, many others that would take too long to list.

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Richard L. Crockett (11/5/2001)
Email: CrockettRLandBJ@AOL.com
Your Rank: Lt
Years Served: 2

Plank-owner

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Gary E Johnson (11/5/2001)
Email:
Your Rank: ETR 3
Years Served: 1972-1974 decom

I am really looking forward to San Deigo next June.

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Robert C. Rieth (11/4/2001)
Email:
Your Rank: GMM3
Years Served: 1965-1967

Hello to all fellow USS Kingsmen.

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David Harold Cox (11/3/2001)
Email: bound4life811@msn.com
Your Rank: Unknown
Years Served: around 1974

I am searching for anyone who may have been on the USS King with my father around 1974. My father passed away in 1998 and I am searching for anyone who may have known him.

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Michael McCarthy (11/3/2001)
Email: mpmccarthy@worldnet.att.net
Your Rank: FT1
Years Served: 1968-1972

I signed the guest book in 1999 but I hate to admit I haven't been back to this site since. The changes are great. Hope to see some old mates at the reunion in 2002.

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Stephen Ledbetter (11/1/2001)
Email: srlaub76@aol.com
Your Rank: Signalman 3rd Class
Years Served: 1976-1979

To all that served on the King DDG-41,
what a time and what a ship!! To all the signal and radio crew, My thoughts
are with you, WHAT A CREW !!!!!! Would love to here from all, to share those crazy sea stories!!!

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Luppino,Michael,H (10/31/2001)
Email: mikel@silverlink.net
Your Rank: Then, BT2 Now BTCS Ret.
Years Served: May 60 - June 63

If you served with me in King please contactsee my outher duty stations at my web site ussking.com

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George Estock (10/31/2001)
Email: gfestock@dixie-net.com
Your Rank: LCDR (Retired)
Years Served: 1959-1962

Assigned to precommissioning detail in Bremerton late 1959 as CIC Officer. Participated in installation and Opeval of NTDS. Promoted to Operations Officer while aboard.The best tour of duty I had in my 23 years service.

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Bob Hatchett, alias Hagar (10/28/2001)
Email: hagar00@earthlink.net
Your Rank:
Years Served:

As you may or may not remember, the day that I reported to the King, was the day of the infamous After Boiler Room fuel line fire. I cannot remember the exact date, but I believe it was late autumn, like November or early December, 1968. We were awakened early on that morning in Subic Bay, to
catch a mail plane flying to the USS Ticonderoga, operating with the US Sixth Fleet, in the Tonkin Gulf. I and another fireman, and two E-4's were confined to the Ticonderoga's secondary con.

Now, this day the SecNav was inspecting the Sixth Fleet. And, all of the airplanes on board were being rotated and re-stored. The Ticonderoga was awaiting the arrival of SecNav and did not want to be caught unprepared. But, as SecNav's flight was delayed, the Ops Officer of the Ticonderoga decided to sent us four, by Big Momma Helo, to the King.

Now, from the air, my first impressions of the King were as of observing a finely polished gem. And, after we had landed on the King's fantail, we observed that every square inch had been either freshly painted or polished. When we landed, however, the Captain, the XO, and all other senior officers were on the fantail in executive tropical formal dress, including scaberds and swords. They saluted us as we arrived, but we could sense the frustration in their demeanor. (In other words: Get your ass out of here!)

After SecNav left the Captain applauded the crew via the ship's public address system (IC gear) and said that SecNav had said "Please tell me where I can put my hands, as I do not want to get grey paint on my white gloves." and "She sure is pretty, but can she fight?" Then, the Captain pronounced
Holiday routine, (it was, already, 5:30 PM). After, begging my compadres to let me eat before the chow line closed, and trying to catch some sleep (I had been traveling for two weeks from the East Coast, and had little to eat), at 9 PM, GQ went off and here we go.

Now, to answer your question, this film crew would have been on the King in 79-81, is my guess. We were told to keep out of the way and/or to be of as much assistance as possible.


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George (Glen) Humphrey (10/27/2001)
Email: gmhumphrey@gorge.net
Your Rank: FTM-2
Years Served: 1971-73

Would like to hear from anyone particularly from WF Division. Good times, good memories.

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Kevin Wing (10/27/2001)
Email: kevin.k.wing@lmco.com
Your Rank: GMG2
Years Served: 1986-1989

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Alan Milinazzo-Barnett (10/23/2001)
Email: amilinazzo_barne@hotmail.com
Your Rank: PN2
Years Served: 1968-1972

Anybody still need some basket leave?

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Geoffrey H. Stelling (10/23/2001)
Email: stelling@stellingbanjo.com
Your Rank: LtJg
Years Served: 1971-1972

I was NTDS officer, CIC watch officer, and '71-'72 cruisebook editer. Also played banjo.

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Gary Wommack (10/23/2001)
Email: Towboatpc@aol.com
Your Rank: ENFN-EN2
Years Served: 79-82

A Ganger, on board when we lost those guys off Hatteras. Good ship, great crew.

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Charles P. Tesh Jr. (10/23/2001)
Email: cmranch@desoto.net
Your Rank:
Years Served:

My father, RADM. Charles P. Tesh was CO of the King from January 1965 through December 1966. I am sorry to report that he passed away in May, 2000. We have put a memorial page up at www.cmranch-llc.com (LLC) It has a section devoted to the USS King during the period he was in command. Thought everyone might like to visit it.

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Douglas (Reid) Thompson (10/21/2001)
Email: MYDOGHASFLEAS@AFES.COM
Your Rank: GMGSN
Years Served: 1972-1973

WG DIV

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Joe Separk (10/20/2001)
Email: buddiejoey@msn.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1961-1965

Being a new guestbook I am signing again. I spent all my Navy time on the "King". It was a great ship and the crew were the best ever. I met and made friends with some really great guys and I am glad I got that chance in life. There are many of those guys I'd really like to locate if I could get the chance! Looking forward to the "king" reunion in 2002!

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Tad L. Soper (10/20/2001)
Email: bolfar@msn.com
Your Rank: E-5, GMG2
Years Served: 1984-1989

My Dad served on her when I was born (1962), I dont know if he was a plankowner or not. I wanted to stay on until the decom but I was there. A sad but proud day in my family.

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Will Austin (10/20/2001)
Email: jadeevan@fascination.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 71-75

Just checking in to see who's been here

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Steve Cuddihy (10/19/2001)
Email: CuddihySC@worldnet.att.net
Your Rank: BT2
Years Served: 1969 - 1972

Hope to see everyone at the reunion.

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Cuddihy & Associates Interactive (10/19/2001)
Email: rcuddihyiii@aol.com
Your Rank: Webmaster
Years Served: One week spent building this site

This is a test of the new guestbook. It was installed on 10-19-2001 using a cgi script written by: Cuddihy & Associates Interactive. Questions should be directed to the webmaster.

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