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  • A different Navy Posted on March 16, 2009 11:46 pm Name: John Nall
    Homepage: JNDesigns
    Location: Cypress, TX

    Comments: I served from July 1965 to Oct 1966 in the Engineering Log Room under LCDR L.R. Craig. Kept records for A,B,R,M & E divisions. I was transfered to COMCRUDESPAC until 1968. I still stay in touch with a few of the guys. I hope all of you are doing well. If you remember me send an email. If you don't that's okay too, send one anyway.
  • Naval Gunfire in DMZ Posted on March 13, 2009 12:40 am Name: Joe Brett
    Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

    Comments: I adjusted your 8"guns on targets located in the DMZ in Vietnam. Although an army artillery aerial observer (call sign Sundowner Yankee), we got the mission after the 3rd Marine Div was pulled out of nothern I corps.Your radio communicator had fun with me by immitating an Aussie accent and making me believe you were an Aussie ship. I then made a fool of myself as only a young Lt can do. I saw your hat on one of your mates here in Arizona and just had to say hello.
    Go Navy!
  • Deceased Crewman MM2 Vincent Martinez Jr Posted on March 9, 2009 07:34 pm Name: Ken Skalla

    Comments: MM2 Vincent J. Martinez, Jr. was in one of the engine rooms the day of the torpedo attack in 1944. He was lucky enough to make it out. He always felt guilty about that. Vince passed away in 2002 and I, his Son-in-law, just located this site and wish to post his passing. I also am a Navy vet (QM3 on USS Maddox DD731 ('69-'70). Vince had copies of two radio message requests from the torpedo attack, please e-mail me if you would like me to send copies your site. Thank you.
  • Canberra 1956-57 Posted on March 8, 2009 05:11 pm Name: Bernard Leroy Sproles
    Location: Tucson AZ

    Comments: I served 1956-57 when it was put in commission and was with Eisenhower to Bermuda. I was a Helmsman, Captain's Gig, Trainer for Turret #1. First Division. Phone Number 502-83-9550. Email is my daughter's. She will send me your emails, but you can call me in AZ
  • Assigned to Canberra 1957 Posted on March 7, 2009 12:11 am Name: FT3 Robert Hung
    Location: Hightstown, NJ

    Comments: Did the Gitmo shake down, aboard with President Eiesenhower, Norfolk to Bermuda, aboard for the 12 month Med cruise. Released from active duty August 1958.
    Don't know why didn't get the Gangplank Certificate.
    Had a great experience.
  • 7th & 8th Divisions Posted on March 2, 2009 01:47 pm Name: Phil Van Tassel
    Location: East Longmeadow,MA

    Comments: Served aboard the CAG-2 from Oct. 1961 to Oct. 1963. Was a Missile Technician in the 8th Division. Two Med cruises and the Cuban blockade. A lot of good times with 7th and 8th Division shipmates. Met up with Gary "Wiggs" a few years ago. Have been a member of the Canberra Reunion Assoc. for many years but have yet to make a reunion.
    Hope to make one in the near future.
  • Liberty Call Posted on March 1, 2009 02:39 pm Name: Joe Bevilacqua
    Location: lodi nj

    Comments: Hello Joe, just saying hello. Baltamore trip looks very real this year, See you then, stay strong, welcome home!!!
  • u say baltimore Posted on February 28, 2009 07:01 pm Name: Joe Bevilacqua
    Location: new jersey

    Comments: See everyone at the reunion, have a good day. Joe
  • World Cruise 1960 Posted on February 16, 2009 10:24 am Name: Martin (Marty) Leyden
    Location: Charleston SC

    Comments: Marty was on board during the world cruise and we are trying to put together a shadowbox for him as a suprise for his next birthday. We would like to know the Port of Calls and any other information that might be available.(awards during the cruise) Also, if anybody remembers Marty, he was in ordnance.
  • Original crewman Posted on February 12, 2009 06:20 pm Name: Louis Fantasia
    Location: Saugus MA

    Comments: Found site on net, am interested in hearing from anyone from the shakedown cruise to 1945 while I was aboard ship.
    *(Written by Lou's brother Al Fantasia)
  • Old Shipmates Also Posted on January 24, 2009 01:03 pm Name: Danielle Zrelak
    Location: Oak Harbor, WA

    Comments: My father-in-law served aboard this ship from 1968 to 1970. His name is Randy Zrelak, he was a BM, not sure what rank. I am trying to create a shadowbox for him as a special present and wanted to find anyone who knew him and how to find awards that the ship was given. I am currently active duty navy and can figure out some of the lingo but not all. Please email me if you knew him or would like to help me out. Thank you so much!
  • No Rig Too Big Posted on January 7, 2009 04:50 pm Name: Harold L. Granberg
    Location: Luray, Virginia

    Comments: I served from 1966 to September of 68. Made
    two WestPac's. I was a BMSN in 3rd. Div when I got out in 68.
  • Old Shipmates Posted on January 4, 2009 09:12 am Name: Bob Buffington
    Location: Harrisburg, Pa.

    Comments: I served from 1965 to 1967 on the CAG-2. I would like to talk to former shipmates. I was in 3rd Div. Had some great times in Subic, also almost missed ships movement when we left Australia. Also getting hit by shore batteries on the one Nam visit. Some names I remember are, Love, Clyde Webb, Vojohovich, Myers, John Tells. Tel. # 717-805-8089
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