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USS KING GUESTBOOK - 1/01 - 12/31 2004


milton craven (12/24/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm2
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

merry christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Jack Dineen (12/24/2004)
Email: mayport204@aol.com
Your Rank: OS2 (SW)
Years Served: 1978-1981

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy Healthy New Year.

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Mark Donovan (12/24/2004)
Email: mark@bnbmusic.com
Your Rank: FC1 (SW)
Years Served: 1986-1990

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Kingsmen.

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R Lee Chase Sr (12/24/2004)
Email: chasesr8@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: '65-69;

Just want to wish all the Kingsmen a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and be SAFE

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Rich Dickhart (12/23/2004)
Email: dickybigrig@peoplepc.com
Your Rank: GMG 3
Years Served: 1965-1967

Wishing all Kingsmen Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you all have smooth sailing through the year 2005.

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Ralph H. Blum (12/21/2004)
Email: tothetop@swfla.rr.com
Your Rank: emc
Years Served: 1975-1979

I missed the Reunion in New Orleans and will also miss the 2005 in Washington but I will be there in sprit.

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Joe Separk (12/20/2004)
Email: jgsjose@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1961-1965

To all Kingsmen and their families I wish a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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Chuck White (12/20/2004)
Email: webmaster@uss-king.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1963-1967

I hope all you Shipmates have a happy, safe and prosperus Holidays

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TOM PERRY (12/7/2004)
Email: YANKEESK3@AOL.COM
Your Rank: SK3
Years Served: 1978--1980

STILL PROUD OF MY SERVICE ABOARD THE KING. GREAT SHIP, GREAT CREW. WOULD ENJOY HEARING OF A NEW DDG BEARING THE KING NAME.

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Bill Longacre (11/29/2004)
Email: tribarl@charter.net
Your Rank: ETR3
Years Served: 2/63 to 8/64

Looking for WD, OE, OI Div. crew from 63-64. Have had contact with some. Would like to contact more.
Found this site and dug out the cruise book and slides I took of West-Pac 63-64. Long time ago. Many memories. Any one know the where abouts of Cox, ET3 or Conner, ET3?

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Bob lanigan (11/29/2004)
Email: boblanigan@rcn.com
Your Rank: FC1
Years Served: 5

Best Wishes

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EUGENE BARKSDALE (11/28/2004)
Email: ebarks8000@comcast.net
Your Rank: E3
Years Served: 1965-1967

HAPPY THANKSGIVING KINGMEN 10

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R Lee Chase Sr (11/21/2004)
Email: chasesr8@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1965 - 1969

Just wishing everybody a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and a SAVE one

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David D. Price (11/18/2004)
Email: ddp47@netzero.net
Your Rank: DC3
Years Served: 1964-1967

After reading over the guestbook there are many names that ring clear, and photo's of faces that I knew well.
It was Master-At-Arms GM1 Armstrong, who retrived my finger when it became seprated from hand when it was caught in the knife edge and seal of a deck hatch/fwd refeer,03/08/'65. Doc Bell, Thanks.And,to thoes Officers who were in the Mess Hall, when I came running thru and yelled, "make-a-hole" a few times before plowing right thru them and putting one or two on there butts
on my way to Corpmans Office. Many, many more stories!

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Greg Daudelin (11/18/2004)
Email: gregd@mtghouse.com
Your Rank: ET2(SW)
Years Served: 1986......1989

I come to this page often and can never forget the fond memories of serving on the USS King DDG-41. I guess the longer your away you tend to only remmeber the best of times and all the new experiences of visiting a foreign country for the first time. Going through the guest book looking for people I knew I discovered just how many people I didn't/don't remember. I just wanted to say thanks to you all for doing such a great job and keeping us all safe. And to Mike Holley I just wanted to appologize for all those rude comments I made when you re-enlisted to make ET2 because you couldn't pass the advancement exam. who am I to judge. Did you ever get your equipment up to 50% operational? Thats right you did when Mike Ware came aboard and rode your ass... LOL JK your a alright guy I just got pissed the day you climbed out of your rack and stepped on my friggin head !!!!

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Garland Marshall (11/16/2004)
Email: gandcmarshall@ev1.net
Your Rank: MM3 Forward Enginroom
Years Served: 1966 to 1969

If anyone remembers me wright me a note.

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David D. Price (11/15/2004)
Email: ddp47@netzero.net
Your Rank: DC3
Years Served: 1964-1967

Looking forward to the 2005 REUNION! I'll be there! Where is "Wiley Coyote"?

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John Sarver (11/13/2004)
Email: Lightfoothmx@hotmail.com
Your Rank: MM2
Years Served: 62-65

I have just now found this website and will be monitoring it from now on. Sure glad to see some names that mean a lot to me.

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milton craven (11/11/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm-2
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

as we remember celeberate this veterans day let us all take a moment and remeber our fallen brothers & sisters who have gone before us. keep in mind the good times you had. and lets all hope that our brothers and sisters overseas now make it home safe..anyone who would like to send over a care package let me know, i have a close friend who has been over in iraq since feb 2004 and his unit could use some good old daily supplies that we have here.. GOD BLESS ALL

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lawrence france (11/11/2004)
Email: france4947@aol.com
Your Rank: sm3
Years Served: 1965-1969

happy veterans day to all the veterans

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EUGENE BARKSDALE (11/11/2004)
Email: ebarks8000@comcast.net
Your Rank: SHSN
Years Served: 1965 to1967

GREETING

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EUGENE BARKSDALE (11/8/2004)
Email:
Your Rank: E3
Years Served: ebarks8000@comcast.net

you have me departing the year I can aboarded from 1965-1967

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EUGENE BARKSDALE (11/1/2004)
Email: ebarks8000@comcast.net
Your Rank: E3 SH PASS E4- E5 TEST
Years Served: 1965- 1966

both tours in Nam.

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Patrick Dwyer (10/27/2004)
Email: patrickg_dwyer@hotmail.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 88-91 in #2 Engine Room

Wondering where my old buddies are now?

Lawrence Brown, Rick Hanwell, Troll, Jason Deysher, Scott Dymacek, Carlos Garcia, Craig Cobb, Steve Archer. I've heard that Mark Gordy is no longer with us, hope to catch up to him after this life. He should be easy to find, I will just look for a place with cold beer and nice softball fields!

Email me with info please.

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Mark Downey (10/25/2004)
Email: mdowney@portageps.org
Your Rank: SK2
Years Served: 78-81

Email is correct.

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Mark (10/25/2004)
Email: SK2
Your Rank: Downey
Years Served: 78-81

I would really like to hear from any of the guys. Wondering if Perry, Lambert, or Miller are planning to attend a reunion?

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Dave Cordray (10/11/2004)
Email: ahcordray@aol.com
Your Rank: SN/PN3
Years Served: Nov 60 - Mar 62

Just checking in.

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Ramirez,Alfred (10/8/2004)
Email: alfredretired@sbcglobal.net
Your Rank: SM1
Years Served: 1968-1971

Change of email address

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James R Payne (10/7/2004)
Email: jrpayne@dcdi.net
Your Rank: RD3
Years Served: 1964 to 1965

I happened to find this site. I would like to know if there is a cruise book available from westpac cruise in 1965?

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milton craven (9/18/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm2
Years Served: 1979 to 1981

any rm from the king during this time frame give me a call---hope all is well with everyone

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B. Cliff Reid (9/17/2004)
Email: cliffreid@bellsouth.net
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1966

The King was a fine ship and I enjoyed
the cruise. Well, not really.

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Steve Swintosky (9/16/2004)
Email: smrmswin@aol.com
Your Rank: RD3
Years Served: 1965-1967

I just want to change my e-mail address to smrmswin@aol.com

This site is a great tribute to the men who served on the King and I thank all of the people who have devoted so much time and energy in bringing this site to us former crewmen on the King

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Alfred Ramirez (Ram Sm1) (9/14/2004)
Email: alfredretired@aol.com
Your Rank: Sm1
Years Served: 1968-1971

Back on line

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Bill Longacre (9/7/2004)
Email: tribarl@charter.net
Your Rank: ETR3
Years Served: 1963-64

Any of the ET gang out there? Forty years ago. 2nd Wespac cruise. Still have the cruise book we made.

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JIMMY HUFF (9/2/2004)
Email: weasle1963000
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963---1965

try to join but cant get the computer to print out the form. please if you readthis send a form to jimmy huff, 125 s. main st. #213, loraine texas, thank you

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Chuck White (8/31/2004)
Email: webmaster@uss-king.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1963-1967

Attention all Members!! The old Newsletters are available. You can access them after you login to the Member Database.

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JIMMY HUFF (8/26/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963---1965

I WAS JUST LOOKING AT OUR SHIP AT DIFFERENT TIMES AS WHEN I WAS ON IT AND IN THE WD-DIVISON. LOTS OF REMEMBRENING. HONG KONG, SUBIC BAY, AND SAN DIEGO. NOT 18 NOW 60.

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GREG DAUDELIN (8/23/2004)
Email: gregd@mtghouse.com
Your Rank: ET2(SW)
Years Served: 85-89

Looking for Mike Platz, Mike Ware,Pennington,Litwin,pierce or Greg Stewart...

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milton craven (8/18/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm2
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

just a few lines to say hi to all and check in on the king web site---hope all is well with everyone

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Dave Nesbitt (8/18/2004)
Email: nesb7870@bellsouth.net
Your Rank: STC
Years Served: 60-62/65-67

Do you all know that Members can update their (Profile) data on the Website Data base by visiting the "Members Only Database"?

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WILLIAM O. PARKS (8/14/2004)
Email: bpinvestigate@yahoo.com
Your Rank: EM-2
Years Served: 1962-1963

NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS BPINVESTIGATE@YAHOO.COM

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (8/12/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963------1965

I THINK THERE ARE NO ONE READING THIS. ESPECILLY FROM WD-DIVISON. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES.

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (8/10/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963----1965

BEING BUSY BUT I AM BACK HOME NOW

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pete woodcock (8/4/2004)
Email: usnvet6569@msn.com
Your Rank: gig cox'n
Years Served: 65 68

I am no longer at Rotork, do not use Email address pete.woodcock@rotorrk.com. Only use usnvet6569@msn.com

Thanks shipmates

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Paul Moore (8/3/2004)
Email: PMoore1@cinci.rr.com
Your Rank: LT (jg)
Years Served: 2.5

Would like to hear from any shipmates!

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (7/21/2004)
Email: E-3
Your Rank: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Years Served: 1963-----1965

JUST TO SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERS THE TIME IN HONG KONG THAT I CAME BACK A LITTLE DRUNK AND CUSSED OUT THE ADMIRAL. ANYONE REMEMBER THAT.

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keith wright aka oger (7/20/2004)
Email: emta5151@hotmail.com
Your Rank: e2
Years Served: 89-90

hay guys from 1 div it was great serving whith you like to hear from you to catch up e-mail me

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Richard Crockett (7/16/2004)
Email: rlandbjc@peoplepc.com
Your Rank: Ens/LTjg while on King
Years Served: 1960-1962

I was the first Firecontrol Officer.
Now I've been elected to the Board of Directors and am serving as the membership director. If you, are not currently a member of the association e-mail me. May all enjoy "fair winds and following seas".

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (7/15/2004)
Email: weasle1963000@yahoo.com
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963---1965

WELL I GUESS NO ONE WANT TO TALK TO ME. I HAVE LEFT MESSAGES FOR A MONTH AND NO HAS ANSWERED ME. MY HOME ADDRESS IS REV. JIMMY HUFF, 125 S. MAIN ST. #213, LORAINE, TEXAS 79532. LOVE TO HERE FROM MY SHIP MATES.

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Dave Fiksen (7/14/2004)
Email: dfiksen@yahoo.com
Your Rank: YN3
Years Served: 1970-71

I remember coming over the hill in San Diego coming to the destroyer base. You could always proudly pick out the KING from afar off because she was the one tilted to starboard.

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (7/9/2004)
Email: weasle1963000@yahoo.com
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963---1965

hey i would like to hear from my shipmates wd div. or ant other that was on board 1963--1965.

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (7/7/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963-----1965

HAD A BEATIFUL TRIP TO FLAGSTAFF,ARIZONA. JUST GOT HOME.


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Charles E. Mitchell (7/5/2004)
Email: Charles7Mitchell@aol.com
Your Rank: Ltjg
Years Served: 1 year

I was the navigator on the King fom 1973 to 1974. I reported on board shortly before the deployment to Vietnam in fall 1973 and served until we returned.

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R Lee Chase Sr (7/2/2004)
Email: chasesr8@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1965-1969

Refresh of YR'S served

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R Lee Chase Sr (7/2/2004)
Email: chasesr8@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 4

To ALL the KINGSMEN have HAPPY AND SAVE 4th. Missed the Reunion last year and this year, but am planning on next year.

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (6/29/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963------1965

JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO KINGMEN.

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Marvin Macedo (6/28/2004)
Email: mmacedo@uark.edu
Your Rank: DS3
Years Served: 62-63

New Orleans was Great. My wife and I
had a wonderful time, met some new
shipmates and old ones. Does anybody
know the ware abouts of Bill Kosus.
He was from Detroit city and was a
MM3 on the King 60-64
Marvin

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (6/28/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1963---1965

DEAR FRIENDS,
GREETING FROM OLD WEASLE FROM WD DIVISION. I AM SUPRISE HOW MANY OF OLD FRIENDS ARE STILL ALIVE AND KICKING. WRITE ME OR E-MAIL ME. MY ADDRESS IS REV. JIMMY HUFF, 125 S. MAIN ST. #213, LORAINE, TEXAS 79532. LOVE TO HEAR FROM ALL WD MEN.

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JIMMY HUFF (6/25/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: 1963------1965

I WAS IN THE WD DIVISON AND WOULD LIKE ANY OR ALL WD MEN TO CONTACT ME. REMEMBERE I WAS THE FIRST ONE ASHORE IN THE PHILLIPEAN IN 1963 AND THE CAPTIAN SAID I AWOL FOR LIBERTY WAS NOT GIVEN YET. I FELL OFF THE MORN LINE INTO THE BAY.

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JIMMY LEE HUFF (6/24/2004)
Email: WEASLE1963000@yahoo.com
Your Rank: E-4
Years Served: 1963----1965

i am so happy that someone made a web site for the king. my time on the king was a happy one and i will all ways remember the uss king-dlg10.

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Bruce Carlsen (6/23/2004)
Email: bcarlsen@snet.net
Your Rank: QM#
Years Served: 1968-1971

Someone left some photos after the banquet in New Orleans. Contact me to get them back.

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Larry Don Barton (6/21/2004)
Email: elbeefour@sbcglobal.net
Your Rank: BM3, WD Division
Years Served: September 1965 to August 1967

I remember the attack on us in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 1, 1965. Shortly after the attack, I received word that my brother died and five months later I was able to see my mother. The best trip was to the Portland Rose Festival in June 1967. There I met the woman I've been in love with for 37 years. What a wonderful ship and crew. Thanks to the webmaster for providing this site.

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Larry Don Barton (6/20/2004)
Email: elbeefour@sbcglobal.net
Your Rank: BM3
Years Served: September 1965 to August 1967

I remember the attack on us in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 1, 1965. Shortly after the attack, I received word that my brother died and five months later I was able to see my mother.

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Alfred Ramirez (Ram) (6/20/2004)
Email: ALFREDRETIRED@AOL.COM
Your Rank: SM1
Years Served: 69-71

BACK ON LINE ,NEW EMAIL ADDRESS ALFREDRETIRED@AOL.COM

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Michael "MJ" Baus (6/19/2004)
Email: mjbaus@aol.com
Your Rank: DK2
Years Served: 84-89

Greetings,

It has been brought to my attention that while surfing the internet looking for the last door to open. This web site tumbled out of the crevasse and low and behold it had the list of shipmates.The last door which is supposed to give an individual all the answers to life's great questions like those listed below.

Where in the world is that selectee?
Why does he think he can do it that today when yesterday it wasn't an option on the table?
Who retired or died and made an opening for him to get selected?
Can he make it all the way to the pinning ceremony and be on time?

These are the question being pondered by the great minds all across the great world tonight.

Although I have contacted some of those seeing this posting. I have been lack in contacting everyone.

I wish I could participate in transition training with each and every one of the former chiefs from a great command because each one would teach me a different valuable lesson. My transition training will be conducted on active duty with command I am mobilized to COMNAVELSF in Williamsburg, VA.

This great moment in my naval reserve career to be seleceted to the last class of naval personnel to be Disbursing Clerk Chief Petty Office would not be posible had it not been for the great friends and shipmates on board King so many years ago. The great minds also say that with a great foundation you can accomplish many things in life. My career foundation was layed on the deckplates of KIng and have carried through the many years in between.

Currently on mobilization which has happend over the las three years if the schedule permitd would love to be at the next reunion.

V/r


Michael "MJ" Baus


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doyle h sloan (6/15/2004)
Email: nutty4kayak@comcast.net
Your Rank: rm2 e-5
Years Served: 1976 ti1980

i was in operations oc radio division good buch of boys had some good laughs thank you doyle

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Timothy D. Tapster (6/11/2004)
Email: last_horse_one@yahoo.com
Your Rank: 3rd Class Radarman
Years Served: 1962-1966Hey

Hi Jew from the Mouse !!

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Pete Woodcock (6/11/2004)
Email: usnvet6569@msn.com
Your Rank: cox'n
Years Served: 65-68

Email address changed to usnvet6569@msn.com (this is new at home) the old one at work is also still good.

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Pete Woodcock (6/9/2004)
Email: pete.woodcock@rotork.com
Your Rank: cox'n
Years Served: 1965-1969

Bruce.. and kingsmen I will tell all that I can remember about the Coontz/King attack when I remember more. I sent Don "from the Coontz" an e-mail and got one back today. I am trying to clear out all the cobb webs from my brain and remember details. So as soon as I can remember what I once knew I will let all know. Hope everyone is having fun at the reunion, I will try for next yr.

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SIMPSON,EARL O.I. DIV. (6/8/2004)
Email: ELSJR628@YAHOO.COM
Your Rank: RD3
Years Served: 1963-1965

HELLO TO ALL KINGSMEN!JUST READ GUESTBOOK AND SAW 2 RADARMEN I SERVED WITH:RON RAUM AND DON GISCHLER.WILL MISS 04 NEW ORLEANS REUNION BUT WILL TRY FOR 05.


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Joe Separk (6/8/2004)
Email: jgsjose@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1961-1965

Hi everyone;will arrive in New Orleans Thursday! See y'all there!

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Bruce Carlsen (6/8/2004)
Email:
Your Rank: QM#
Years Served: 1968-1971

We are in Marietta, GA on the way to the reunion. This message was sent from our daughters home. See you Wednesday!

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Raymond J. Briggs (6/5/2004)
Email: rjbriggs398@ameritech.net
Your Rank: RDSN
Years Served: June '70 - Jan. '71

Wasn't aboard long ,but have had a lifetime of memories and stories to tell my kids. Would love to hear from
Skidmore if he happens to run across this site. It would be fun to hear from any of the radarmen from that time.

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Bruce Carlsen (6/4/2004)
Email: bcarlsen@NOSPAMcharter.net
Your Rank: QM3
Years Served: 1968-1971

Monkey meat on a stick!! That would be October of 1970. Incident with the Coontz? Tell us more!

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Pete Woodcock (6/4/2004)
Email: pete.woodcock@rotork.com
Your Rank:
Years Served: 65-68

Just remembered something, When was the last time you took a JEEPNEY to get MONKY MEAT on a stick

bye

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Pete Woodcock (6/4/2004)
Email: pete.woodcock@rotork.com
Your Rank: Coxwain "GIG"
Years Served: 12/65-10/68

I was just looking at the entries in the guestbook and it sure brings back alot of memories,Subic Bay, Magnetic Island (the only place I wanted to go AWOL",King/Coontz incident( I was one of the coxwain's" that day. I still don't have any hear on one leg from becoming a Shell Back, but it was worth it when we got to Brisbain. And we can't forget Pearl and Tonkin Gulf or Hong Cong. If you remember who I am send me an email, i would really love to get it touch with my shipmates.

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milton craven (5/29/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: e-5/rm2
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

hi to all---just checking in---lets keep in mind on memorial day ---all our lost fallen ship mates----and hope all of our troops overseas now return home safe--as we have already lost too many---

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Ron Jones (5/21/2004)
Email: r-ejones@msn.com
Your Rank: SF-2
Years Served: 1963=1965

I have some very fond memories of the King and its troops Mr Creglo, Divine,Jenkins , latavish, and many others,just looking back in the cruse book bring back some good memories.

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Dave Fiksen (5/21/2004)
Email: dfiksen@yahoo.com
Your Rank: YN3
Years Served: 1970-71

I still remember coming over the hill in San Diego overlooking the harbor and you could always pick out the KING from afar because she was the one listing to starboard even in port.

I also remember planting the Jackson Buoy. Ship's crew rigged a buoy with reflective vanes on it and it was planted at North SAR and was used to maintain station.

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Alex Moctezuma (5/18/2004)
Email: taz4aday@att.net
Your Rank: BM2
Years Served: Jan 1977 - Sept 1980

It's good to see Pic of the ship and shipmates. I'll have to send in a few pic.

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Curt Hannon (5/14/2004)
Email: curtis.hannon@hughessupply.com
Your Rank: bm3
Years Served: 1983-1986

From the yards in Bath, ME. in 1983 to Libya in 1986. Great fun and great stories. Thanks to all the friends I met and all the enjoyment I had!

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Thomas G. Wier (5/7/2004)
Email: myfoursonsx4@cs.com
Your Rank: BM3/E4
Years Served: 1981-1984

Great Years, Great Friends, Great Memories.
Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico (NGFS)
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO)
Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea/Persian Gulf (1984)

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Chuck White (4/30/2004)
Email: webmaster@ussking.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: Dec 1963 to July 1967

Good to see crew members checking in. Can hardly wait for the Reunion in New Orleans. See you there.

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Mike Kruse (4/30/2004)
Email: dkruse4@swbell.net
Your Rank:
Years Served: 1969 to 1970

My brother Mike Kruse served aboard the King in 1969 and 1970. He does not have a computer to sign in as a guestbook shipmate and lives away from me. So if you need any info about Mike Kruse aboard ship, please contact me at my web site. I will pass on any info that I have... such as the Bronze Star Medal that he received in 1969 for saving the life of one of the crew members during the fire aborad the ship. Thanks from his brother: SPC Dan Kruse US Army 68 to 70.

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milton craven (4/30/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm2/oco1 div
Years Served: 1979 to 1982

hi to all ---just checking in and hope all is well with everyone

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kenneth nelson (4/29/2004)
Email: 1972 -1974
Your Rank: E 2
Years Served: 2 years

4-29-1974 was the last time i saw
the king i rember wondering what would
happen to her had alot good times on her made good friends still think of those days and friends regulary


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Joe Separk (4/28/2004)
Email: jgsjose@aol.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1961-1965

Checking in to let you know to look for me at the upcoming reunion in New Orleans. Here's hoping for a great turn out.

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Jack laurance (4/21/2004)
Email: farmer67@peoplepc.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: may 1970 may1972

hello looking for old freinds live in oregon does any one know Joe resiberg(sp) from New orleans

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Jack Laurance (4/21/2004)
Email: May 1970 spring 1972
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 2

hello i enjoyed the King more than any other ship i was on and I enjoyed all of them Thank yoiu people for the web site Jack

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Dan Haynes (4/19/2004)
Email: xmayordan2002@yahoo.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 1972-1974

I was being transferred from the USNS Taluga, a merchant ship to the USS King DLG-10. During the transfer, via helicopter, a filpino CPO was killed. I was then assigned the A/C & refigeration gang in M division. In late 1972, the King was in combat mode off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam. For 43 days my GQ station was in the forward emergency diesel generator room, which was right under the 5" gun. Perhaps one reason I have hearing loss. The crew at the time I served was very close with lots of respect for one another. I attended the 2002 reunion in San Diego but missed last year. I hope to attend this year.

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Andy W. Boan (4/18/2004)
Email: a.boan@columbiaairport.com
Your Rank: HT2
Years Served: 1976-1980

What great times!

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Rick Whitten (4/13/2004)
Email: kayswhitten@advntr.com
Your Rank: ET2(SW), now ETC(SW) USNR
Years Served: 1989-1991

Memories...hmmm, let's see. Overhaul at NNSY, Holley falling off a cliff in St. Maarten, doing "the Bump" with Charleston, Bearjar can't golf, Rehm dropping a URT-23 on his foot, making holes in the VACAPES every week, Blackford sentenced to eternal MDMAA duty, flooding in UHF1, Lenninger hallucinating on Jaegermeister in Haakensvorn, SNFL 2-90, Bluenose, lots of great shipmates.

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Terry L. Howlett GSM1(sw) Ret. (4/8/2004)
Email: thowie5@cox.net
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 12Dec1977 to 09Sep1980

I was on the recommissioning crew. I worked out of Nr#2 engineeroom. Those were the days from Nimtz Hall to the first days aboard. Got off the ship when was heading back thur the Panama Canal. Left the ship as Shellback and Pankowner.

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Gary W. Bunt (4/7/2004)
Email: gbunt@excite.com
Your Rank: Seaman
Years Served: 1960-1961

I was a missile gunner...Terrier magazine, launcher and launcher machinery room. Got aboard in Nov. 1960. From Fort Worth, Texas. Went on shakedown cruise from Bremerton to Long Beach, to San Diego, to Pearl, to the equator, back to Pearl, then returned to San Diego.
Does anyone remember the ASROC tryout with a US Navy sub and the sub returning to San Diego with the dummy ASROC embedded and sticking out of the conning tower?

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Richard Crockett (4/4/2004)
Email: rlandbjc@peoplepc.com
Your Rank: LTjg
Years Served: 1 1/2

Just looking over the book. See you in N. O.

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PETE CYMBALAK (4/2/2004)
Email: pete@myfirstfinancial.com
Your Rank: OS2(SW)
Years Served: 3

hey

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Thomas Wolford (4/2/2004)
Email: Tewolford@auditor.state.oh.us
Your Rank: e-3
Years Served: 1990-1991

I arrived on board during the last NATO cruise the King made. I was also part of the decommisioning crew. I have lots of pictures of the sail pass during that cruise also I have pictures of the King in England and other ports. Please let me know if these would interest you. thank you

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Bill Renaud (3/29/2004)
Email: wfrenaud@cox.net
Your Rank: PN2
Years Served: 1980-1984

Loved the KING, great ship, great crew. Learned what being a Sailor was all about. Retired as Master Chief in 2000.

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R Lee Chase Sr (3/28/2004)
Email: leechasesr@cs.com
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 1965 - 1969

Just sighning again. Won't be making it again for the Reunion. Was glad to have served on HER and all the GREAT friend's I made during my time on HER.

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David W. White (3/24/2004)
Email: blancotrio@yahoo.com
Your Rank: HM1
Years Served: 1977-1980

I servied as Senior Medical Department
Rep. I currently reside in Jacksonville, NC. Would be glad to hear
from any shipmates.

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Roger Fitzgerald (3/18/2004)
Email: rockaway@frontiernet.net
Your Rank: SK3
Years Served: 1960/1962

Correcting e-mail address

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George Estock (3/18/2004)
Email: gfestock@aol.com
Your Rank: LTJG (Retired LCDR)
Years Served: 1959-1963

Just checking in. Registration sent, hotel reservataion made. Looking forward to New Orleans

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Stephen R Brown (3/8/2004)
Email: s_brown@usa.com
Your Rank: STG2
Years Served: 77-79

Just checking in.

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Mark Donovan (3/5/2004)
Email: mark@bnbmusic.com
Your Rank: FC1(SW)
Years Served: '86-'90

I just saw the NATO '88 pictures from Randy Miller. I noticed the missile shot pictures appeared as though that shot went directly aft. I can only remember that happening once and it wasn't intentional. I'd like a higher res version of that picture if possible. Thanks.

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Roger Fitzgerald (3/5/2004)
Email: rockawayfrontiernet.net
Your Rank: SK3
Years Served: 1960-62

plankowner/shellback

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jim broughton (1/27/2004)
Email: simple_man41@yahoo.com
Your Rank: bt2
Years Served: 77-81

great ship-great friends-great times.

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Richard L. Crockett (1/26/2004)
Email: rlandbjc@yahoo.com
Your Rank: Lt.
Years Served: Precom 1960-1962

Checking in and letting you know I'm back on line

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Randy Miller (1/26/2004)
Email: milrand@juno.com
Your Rank: GMSN
Years Served: 1987 to Oct. 1988

I left the ship in 1988, I was a Gunners mate Missile technician., I also have a photo I took of a missile shoot we did down near Saint Thomas Virgin Island.

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Randy Miller (1/26/2004)
Email: milrand@juno.com
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1 year +

I left the ship in 1988, I was a Gunners mate Missile technician., I also have a photo I took of a missile shoot we did down near Saint Thomas Virgin Island.

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Frank Grochowski (1/26/2004)
Email: Dunoon@Juno.com
Your Rank: MR1
Years Served: 1974 Until Decommissioning

I'll never forget the place we decommissioned her. It was Boland shipyard in New Orleans. It should have been called Boland junk yard!

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Geoff Carroll (1/23/2004)
Email: Geoffreycarroll@att.com
Your Rank: E-3
Years Served: 1971-1972

Looking from fellow shipmates that went to New Orleans

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bill clark (1/22/2004)
Email: ar-15@charter.net
Your Rank: FC1
Years Served: 83-87

These are most of the FTMs that come to mind my first year on board king.
conroy,sessock,loubier,payne,macmurray,scherwinski,pope,yackle,oswald,elsbree,gardner,meno,quinn,bruckman,wilson,brenikee

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James Bilbo (1/21/2004)
Email: Jbilbeaux@earthlink.net
Your Rank: RD3
Years Served: 1960-1963 Plankowner

Bootcamp Co.180..Pre-com crew , San Diego..Just checking in for 2004. Looking forward to reunion in New Orleans.

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Chuck Kaake (1/18/2004)
Email: CKaake@charter.net
Your Rank: CWO3 (Ret.)
Years Served: 1983 - 1986

Anyone from the early 80's out there? Saw Butch Hummer's name mentioned.

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Donald N. May (1/10/2004)
Email: dnmay6712@msn.com
Your Rank: GMM2
Years Served: 1960-1963

I am a plank owner. I served my entire enlistment on the USS King DLG10.

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John H. Lehr (1/7/2004)
Email: john.lehr@navy.mil
Your Rank: DS-2 / DS-1
Years Served: 1968-1972

looking for contacts / shipmates from the same era as mine.

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Mike Luppino (1/6/2004)
Email: mykel@silverlink.net
Your Rank: BT3
Years Served: 60-63

Just signing in for the new year.

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Terry Forsyth (1/5/2004)
Email: cooper1@rockisland.com
Your Rank: YN3
Years Served: 72-74

Gents,

I need a copy of the division photos with the names across the bottom from the 70-71, 84 and 86 cruise books. There are no books after 86. Would GREATLY appreciate all the guys after 84 if they would send me lists of everyone they can think of to help fill this last void in the database.

There was a 91 decom book in the making: The guy putting the book together ran off with the monies collected and ran only to jail.

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Bruce Carlsen (1/4/2004)
Email: bcarlsen@charter.net
Your Rank: QM3
Years Served: 1968 - 1971

Gents,

The Association is looking for a shipmate who is willing to LOAN us a ships patch so we can have some made up for the ships store. Your patch will be returned. If yoy can scan one please include a ruler in the scan and send the file (.jpg or .bmp) to me at the above email address.

Thanks,
Bruce

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Mike Hutton (1/4/2004)
Email: mike.hutton@alaskaair.com
Your Rank: MM3
Years Served: 71-72

HEY GUYS....Looking forward to the reunion in New Orleans. I guess I'd better hurry and fill out the forms.

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Jerry Butterfield (1/3/2004)
Email: jerrybutterfield@aol.com
Your Rank: SN
Years Served: precom 1960 - 63

Great website, great memories.

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milton craven (1/2/2004)
Email: usnretrm2@aol.com
Your Rank: rm2
Years Served: dec 79 to jul 1982

just checking in--hope everyone had a good holiday --lets see what 2004 has instored for us---

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