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  • Posted on December 18, 2005 12:28 am Name: Joe Bevilacqua
    Location: Lodi, NJ

    Comments: Sorry to hear about Bryan, he did a great job, regrets to the family.
  • Posted on December 17, 2005 02:55 pm Name: Nate Shivers
    Location: Chandler, AZ

    Comments: My father Walter A Shivers was on board CA-70 from 43-44. He is alive and well in AZ and was very interested to see and hear all about his ship from WWII. He is sad to see so many are no longer with us, but is glad the Canberra is remembered as well as those who died on that fateful Friday. His stories are great... I am lucky to have him around!
  • Posted on December 10, 2005 12:49 pm Name: Warren Holcomb
    Location: Greenwood AR

    Comments: Served March 66 Sept 69, made chief 0n 66 cruise. Retired GMGC Jan 72. Now retired deputy sheriff. Good to visit site.
  • Posted on November 21, 2005 11:43 am Name: Louis D'Ambrosio
    Location: Murrells Inlet South Carolina

    Comments: Have been member of assc. for a few years, was in S 3 Div, ships Barber 1957 to 1960, was separated from ship in Naples Italy during World cruise. Was on leave visiting family and the day I returned ship was underway and all my gear was on the fleet landing with a few of the short timers that were being sent home. Felt bad that I didn?t have a chance to say goodbye to my buddies, She was a great ship Lou D'
  • Posted on November 5, 2005 07:22 pm Name: Paul Vaughan

    Comments: Served on board 1961 to 1964 Electronics Technician 2nd class.
  • Posted on October 20, 2005 06:48 pm Name: Lynn Pidal
    Location: Highland, CA

    Comments: I attended your reunion this last week with my uncle Jim Caldwell. I had an amazing time meeting so many of you and getting a chance to spend this special time with Jim. Unfortunately my Uncle went to the hospital yesterday with some irregularities in his heart but I am sure he will bounced back and we are both looking forward to seeing you all next year in Philadelphia. God bless all of you for making this country so great.
  • Posted on October 20, 2005 04:28 pm Name: Steven Gordon
    Location: San Antonio, Texas

    Comments: I was the DJ who provided the music for both evenings for the reunion of USS Canberra CA-70/CAG-2 on October 14-15, 2005. I wanted to drop a note to let you all know that I sincerely appreciate the HONOR of serving you all who served our country aboard the Canberra. I hope that you all thoroughly enjoyed your stay here in San Antonio, and I hope that I will have the pleasure to serve others who have served.
  • Posted on October 13, 2005 05:50 pm Name: Gina Maria Quattrociocchi

    Comments: October 13, was always a special day for my beloved father. He was on board the USS Canberra when it was hit by the Japanese torpedo. His duty assignment was the engine room. He said he had just eaten and had visited his buddies in the damaged engine room. He said he took his duty assignment when the air raid sounded. He said he heard a loud boom and was thrown. He said he knew they had been struck. God spared my Daddy, but in his memory and his fellow Navy buddies who lost their lives I remember them in my prayers and thoughts and also family who have lost their loved ones during the torpedo strike. To this day I am still trying to cope with my prejudice of Japanese and forgive them.
  • Posted on October 11, 2005 10:25 pm Name: Kenny Knight
    Location: San Diego, CA

    Comments: My father, Kenny Sr. served on the Canberra and told me many stories about the time he served and the equator-crossing rituals, the longest tow in the Navy, and many other stories. I would love to hear from any of his buddies. He had told me that he got off the ship in SFO with a broken leg from a ping pong game on board. Many people thought he was injured in battle. Oh well... Just one of his funny episodes.
  • Posted on October 2, 2005 11:59 am Name: Stanley M. Kerka
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio

    Comments: Just came upon this page. I am to give a talk on Veterans Day at my grand daughter?s school, and since I am a plank owner, and was present when CAG-2 was re-commissioned in 1956, I thought I would see if I could bring up pictures of the ship. I served in S-1 Div. from 1955 to 1957. Great ship!!!!!
  • Posted on September 12, 2005 11:16 pm Name: Jim Skelly
    Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    Comments: Didn?t think anything existed like this. Glad I found it. Served Aboard from 1966 to 1968, A Gang.
  • Posted on September 9, 2005 09:31 am Name: Joseph Palermo
    Location: Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

    Comments: Hi everybody I was logged in with another e-mail address I had a problem with computer had to pick another e-mail my old one was
  • Posted on September 6, 2005 11:34 am Name: Brian J Murphy
    Location: Wolfeboro, N.H. 03894 U.S.A.

    Comments: I served aboard the Tin Can USS Samuel B. Roberts DD-823 as a BMSN, and we operated in the Atlantic with the Canberra a couple of times in 1959. I remember thinking that she was the most beautiful ship I had ever seen. My opinion has not changed. Fair winds and clear sailing to all who served aboard her. Brian Murphy
  • Posted on September 3, 2005 09:11 am Name: William (Bill) Baer SFM2
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri

    Comments: On board Sept.63--Dec.64. Trying to find Stephen Higgs, also a Ship fitter on board at the same time. Anyone with information please email.
  • Posted on August 24, 2005 06:19 am Name: Lee Webster
    Location: Perth, Western Australia

    Comments: Hi Shipmates, The current HMAS Canberra FFG 02 is decommissioning from active service on the 10 November 2005 after 24 years service, as you are aware the USS Canberra was the namesake of HMAS Canberra 1 a Australian Cruiser that was sunk along with USS Vincennes, Quincy and Astoria on the 9 August 1942 off Savo Island by the Imperial Japanese Navy. On the 10 Sept 2001 the USS Canberra Bell was presented to the people of Australia by The President of the United States to mark the 50th Anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty, the following day 9/11 took place and Australia and the USA jointly envoked the the Anzus Treaty and have been strong allies in the war against terrorism since. The USS Canberra Bell is proudly displayed at the Sydney Maritime Museum. The Defence History of The USA and Australia is a long and proud relationship, another Canberra is about to retire from Active Duty, however the name I am sure will live on in another proud ship bearing the Capital of Australia proud name in the future. Fair Winds Lee Webster
  • Posted on August 22, 2005 09:43 am Name: Harry Brothers

    Comments: Served in Fox division 1969, decommissioned her in 1970 at Hunters Point.
  • Posted on August 18, 2005 09:42 pm Name: Craig Adams
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    Comments: It was really nice to finally find a web site about the ship my Grandfather, Fred Baker, was on. If anyone has any info on my Grandfather, please feel free to contact me.
  • Posted on August 5, 2005 07:15 pm Name: Ted Sigmund
    Location: So Hero, VT

    Comments: Son of Ted Sigmund (Ziggy) from the CA70.
  • Posted on August 1, 2005 07:11 pm Name: Ray HILDENBRANDT
    Location: Northampton, PA 18067

    Comments: Came aboard 60 to 63 was in 1st and 2nd div. Made BM3. Made 2 med cruises and went to the Rome Olympics. I also was Down at Cuba during the missile crisis. I made a lot friends on her and we will be at the reunion.
  • Posted on July 18, 2005 10:25 pm Name: John Cignetti
    Location: Worden, IL 62097

    Comments: I was a 2nd Class Electrician's Mate on the CAG 2 from 1960 thru 1961. (Came from Italy in 1955) Made the World tour in 1960. If anyone remembers me, please feel free to e-mail me.
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