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Offline BerkeleyBob

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008, 15:04:34 PM »
I just joined and am still finding my way around the website. I am a plank owner and shell back, served on King from pre-commissioning until hitch up in the summer of 1962. I came across the website when searching for information about the missile destroyer in port for Fleet Week in San Francisco. Sure is a different Navy than the one I was in.
R. Baird

Offline photojerry

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2008, 13:54:45 PM »
Jerry Cook, WD Division. I was in on the Commissioning and became a Shellback on the shakedown cruise.

Offline gbunt

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 19:29:31 PM »
According to the Cruise Book it looks like you were in the WD Division, is that right? I was a Missile Gunner in the WM Division, from 1960 till 1962 also.

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 19:12:08 PM »
Ron, I was on the King 60 to 61. trans. to Watts just before she sailed south. We live in Ohio now own a truck. Run dry fright out to Ca. return with produce to Ohio. Was in R Div. Mostly took care of boats. Rex

Offline rondo

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 14:50:12 PM »
thanks will get my membership sent it

Offline Dave Nesbitt

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 10:22:39 AM »
Ron,

Only members have access to the full database. If you are looking for someone or a small group specificaly, I will try to help you out. This is the only way that the Webmaster and the association has to safeguard our shipmates privacy.

Once you become a member, and log into the database, you will be able to modify your profile and make your data not available to anyone except for Administration pur[poses.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at: nesb7870@bellsouth.net

Dave

Offline rondo

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 09:08:52 AM »
yes that the right date and was hoping maybe I could get some email address if I could. I got a Application for membership right in front of me now and will be sending it in.
                                  Ron L

Offline Dave Nesbitt

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Re: Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 08:21:44 AM »
Ron,

We currently have contact information on 137 shipmates from the time you were aboard. Of those, 46 are currently members of the King Association.

Our Database shows you coming aboard in 1960, is this correct?  ???

Dave Nesbitt  8)

Offline rondo

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Shell backs and Plank owner's of King from 1961 to 1963
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 05:17:28 AM »
  ;D
   I was on the king on the frist day she sit sail in Washington and after all these years I have wondered where all the plankowner's are and what they could be doing. If anyone has been on her in the times of 1961 to 1963 I would sure like to hear from you. I still can see the day we all began shell backs what a day.
                                           Ronald Laughlin