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For Years of 1952 to 1954


The names are listed in the order of the time period that each of you served onboard the USS Newport News. That is, sorted by the date month/year you came onboard. This way, people who served together will be listed together. We hope you all use this to page to visit with your old (and new) shipmates.
 

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Jack Taub
RMSN/CR Division
01/52 to 12/52 
yonkel@ attbi.com  
Mathematician (retired)
Seattle, WA


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Richard G. (Dick) Wisocki
SN/7th Division
01/52 to 08/53 
LovesAriz@ aol.com 
Retired
Loves Park,Il.
Knew Francis J. Snyder 7th div. from New Cumberland, Pa.
also had brother William served on NN.


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Raymond (Ray) Tyrone
FM/Engineer (Captains Gig)
02/52 to 02/53
rtyrone@ sbcglobal.net 
Retired
Lumberton, TX


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Dick Freed
SKSN/S1 Division
03/52 to 04/54
Dickagnessc@ aol.com  
Retired
Pawleys Island SC


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William P (Mac) McPhail 
BM3/4th
04/52 to 11/57
wmpmac@ verizon.net
Jet Engine Tech
128 Rodric Terrace Dover, DE 19901-4414
What happened to the Capt's Gig?



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Lawrence L (Larry) Price
SN/3ird and L
04/52 to 12/53  

Businessman
Wilmington, Delaware
 


DECEASED 2003


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Jerry I.(Jerry) Sampson
EM3/E Division
04/52 to 06/54 

jerry.sampson@ verizon.net

Retired 12/98 from Verizon Communications
Bloomington , Il 61704


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Paul  Landry
BM3/4th Division
04/52 to 02/56
niemi77@ charter.net
Retired City worker  
waltham ma, 31 gfrosvenor rd.
If anyone remmbers me email me and we can exchange old times or if you have any pictures of the ship you can send them to me.cruise book 52,53,54 and 56 thank you.


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Donald Alfred Tavares
SN
04/52 to1956
bryan@ fctvplus.net   
Retired Retail Manager
Bristol RI
Don was my uncle, unfortunately he passed away on January 5, 2004, he never got to see this web site. I bought him a USS NN cap, pin & mug for christmas and told him about the web site. He said when he got back from Florida on January 19th he'd look into it... I just thought I'd put his name out there to let his shipmates know of his passing. By the way he was very excited with the cap...we buried him with it.


Deceased
1-05- 2004


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William (Bill) Stankey
MM1/ MP Division
04/52 to 03/56
billstan@ webtv.net 
retired  Worked in public Schools of Michigan as teacher and administrator  30 years in Educatin
Chase ,Michigan         Mesa, Az
Worked in engine room # 4  We had a great crew!


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Joseph R. (Joe 1)  Iwanejko
LISN/EX Division
04/52 to 03/55
papay41734@ aol.com  
Retired from Post Office
New Castle PA
I came abord the Newport News after serving a tour in Korea on the USS Wisconsin BB-64. The NN was like a "cruise" ship compared to the Battle Ship. I enjoyed my tour on the NN every moment. I would like to hear from my former shipmates especially the crew from the Print Shop & the EX division.


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Wesley M. (Ken) Kennedy
SN/3ird and 9th Division
04/52 to 04/56
kweekens@ aol.com
Mason
Franklinville NJ
I am writing on behalf of my father Wes Kennedy, known as Ken to his friends aboard ship.  I am sorry to say that I just found this site in August of 2006. My father passed away in August 2003. Dad was extremely proud of his time aboard the fine vessel you all called home for a portion of your lives. I myself joined the Navy and served proudly and was very fortunate to walk the decks of the "News" while she was in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. I felt honored to walk through the same p-ways and berthing areas that my father had, and you all had as well. This web page is fantastic and shows the tremendous pride you all have for a fine ship. My father would have loved to see this, and to have been able to contact all his shipmates.
I am one of Wes' children. My name is John F. Kennedy. If anyone would like to contact me, I would love to talk about my Dad. My e-mail is  kweekens@ aol.com


Deceased
8-2003


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Jimmy (Doc) Schumaker 
SN/3RD - SK/laundry
05/52 To 03/56
docgaga1@ aol.com
Retired
Petersburg, VA./ From Covington, VA.
Would like to here from any shipmates.  The Mule was BM1 Plank owner sure he is gone to a better place Curtis,  3gm ED Warren Scott 3gm, Had a Brother on board, same div. the Schumakers.                    


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John (Jack) Klump Jr.
SN/7th
05/52 to 11/53 
bklumpp@ cox.net 
Retired Fire Dept Capt.
New Orleans, La.
Would like to hear from any former shipmates. This is my sons e-mail address, but I will get anything sent my way.                   


Deceased
05-26-2013


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Larrence Swartz
CS2/S2
05/52 to 08/55 

Retired
Latrobe, Pa


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James H (Jim) Shannon
RD3/RD2/Operations/CIC
05/52 to 12/54  

 Retired  RDC (OSC)
Virginia Beach VA
Other cruiser duty...Galveston, Albany and Northampton...Misc duty stops ..USS Pillsbury, Dahlgren and John King...


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Howard W. (Mitch) Mitchell
QM3/N Division
05/52 to 05/54   

Retired Rancher however couldn't handle ret. went back work in retail at a Meijer store in bolingbrook IL. Please don't ask how i ended up in IL from ID. 
Plainfield, IL
Retired from the Navy in 2/72 as QMCM shoulda stayed for thirty then I would not have had to take over the Ranch in ID and MT. Finally sold it in 97. Please give me an e-mail I get lonesome especially now that I have found this website


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Edward A. (Ed) Evans
FN/MP Division
05/52 to 12/53 
edevans4999@ adelphia.net
Draftsman  Missile Test Project Patrick Air Force Base
Lake Park Florida
I am still reliving my Med Cruise 1953 I would enjoy
hearing from any shipmates from the MP Division. I worked in Boiler one from 52-53.


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Norman P. Vrooman
MM3
05/52 to 01/54
normv1@ juno.com  
Retired
Mohawk NY
MM #1 Engine


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Robert (Sky whip ) Brodsky
QM3/N Division
05/52 to 08/54 

Retired
Salinas CA  


DECEASED
5-28-05


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William David (Bill) Harness
RD3/K Division
05/52 to 12/54
lakefish@ aol.com  
Retired
Fayetteville OH


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Harry Gorman Jr
ET2/T Division
05/52 to 02/55
hhgorman@ embarqmail.com,

Chester NJ
I just found out about this website yesterday.  I am glad to be aboard

 

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William J. (Bill) Walters 
SN/7th Division
06/52 to 11/53
wwwalters3310@ comcast.net  
Register of Wills/York County  Court House  York, Pa
3310 Edenbridge  Rd. York, Pa. 17402
Hoping to connect with former ship mates.                 


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Samuel (Sam) Scull 
Division CS
06/52 To 06/54
SScull4837@ aol.com
Retired
Pennsville, NJ
Looking for G. Fingler, Dacey, Reese,  Parris.                


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John (Red) Schreivogl 
SN/7th
06/52 to 10/54
helens@ citlink.net
Groundskeeper
12 Pennsylvania Ave.  Johnstown, New York 12095-2708
Retired, Red hair is now shades of gray. Five children 8 grandchildren & 1 great   grandchild.                  


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Thomas E. Hunt
FT3/Fox Division
06/52 to 06/55 
tom.hunt@ lazard.com  
Police Officer NYPD, VP Security Oper. at Lazard Freres NYC
2329 East 26th St. Bklyn. N. Y. 11229


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Thomas A. Fleming
RM3/CR Division
06/52 to 1954 
taf418@ Optonline.net  
Retired NYPD, Dir. of Security, Greater N.Y. Savings Bank (1997)
Malverne, New York
This web site was given to me by a friend and I'm very glad he did.  I was not aware that the ship went to Vietnam since I had been told that she was "retired" to some anchorage in the late 50's.  I was fortunate to find two former CR division names in the roster and will make every effort to contact them.  Best wishes and good health to all.


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Martin L (Marty) Griffith
MM2/MP Division
06/52 to 04/65 
marty_mann@ msn.com  
Electronics Raytheon Retired
120 Winnicutt Rd. Stratham NH.
I think that the best time of my life was serving abord the Newport News.Would love to here from some old shipmates.


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Robert   L.  (Bob) Paul
MML3/MP Division
06/52 to 12/53 
bobp3232@ mchsi.com
Retired Shift Supervisor City Water Pollution Control Facilities
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The time I served aboard 'The News' was probably the happiest time of my naval career. A great bunch of guys on a great ship. She was my home and the guys my family for the short time aboard. My work and general quarters station was in Engine Room #2. Would like to hear from anyone who may have been assigned to the same, or from any other shipmates as well.


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Joseph (Joe) Haynes
GMSN/6th Division
06/52 to 10/54  
unit9@ msn.com 
Retired Heavy Equipment Poerator
Punta Gorda FL
A Tennessee boy stationed on the Newport News as a Gunnersmate serving the Sixth Fleet in the Med./Atlantic/Carribean and wanting to check in with any fellow mates to say "Hello."


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Kenneth W. (Two Gun Tester) Tester
SHSN/S-3
07/52 to 03/56  
kmtest@ btes.tv
Retired insurance sales (AFLAC)  P/T Funeral Director  
Bristol, TN
It's sad that there will be no more crew down East Main St.


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Edwin (Snow Ball)  Brathwaite
BM3/3rd Division
06/52 to 09/55  
Edbrat@ aol.com  
Worked as a supervisor for Dell Publishing co for seven years. Work as a supervisor for Hartz Mountain  for 6 years. Retired from the New York City Transit System as a Deputy Superintendent, after 20 years of service in the Track  Maintenance Department
Palm Bay FL
I was really glad when Im found the web page. I look at some of the names of some of my ship  mates who was aboard the NN during the period when I was aboard and try to remember the faces. I would be very happy if some one remembers me and get in touch with me.



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Robert C (Bobby) Tilley
RM3/K Division
06/52 to 12/53
robinclem@ earthlink.net
Retired
Surfside Beach SC

 

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Kenneth W Warren
MM2/Engineering
06/52 to 04/56
nellken@ aol.com

Chesterfield Township MI
 

 

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Powell Al (Albie) Lein
MMR3/A Division  
07/52 to 12/53  
Onlein2@ aol.com 
Retired in Port Saint Lucie, Fl 34986
Have some good memories of our cruse to the Med.and picked up the 6th fleet Flag. We hit some good Liberty Ports.


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Eurmlee Collins
Cpl/Marine Detachment
07/52 to 12/53   
ellareecollins@ aol.com 
Retired
Edison OH
USMC


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Robert P Brady
END3/A Division
07/52 to 07/55
bobbrady@ hotmail.com
Retired
Big Pine Key FL

 

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Ronald Charles (Charlie) Grimm 
FT3/Fox
08/52 to 06/54  

Retired NYS Worker
Murrells Inlet, SC
Left the News June of 54 to attend Guided Missile school in Dam Neck, VA for 9 mos. Spent last 1 1/2 yrs. of my hitch at Guided Missile Group II at Chincoteague, VA, N.A.S.
Current address is 2504 Oriole Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.


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Allan R. (Al) Hartshorn 
ME3/R
08/52 To 10/54 

Retired from GE Silicones, Waterford, N.Y.
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866


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Rudolph Lavrenchik
MM2/Main Propulsion
08/52 to 08/54 
RUDYLAVRE@ roadrunner.com
Retired, Electrical Designer
Brunswick, OH
Served in engine room #1, #2 and evaporators.                    


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Richard B. ( Dick) Randall
RM3/CR
08/52 to 09/55 

retired
Keene, NH
I made four med cruises between July 1952 and early 1955 just thought I would say hi to the radio crew during those times. 


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William (Bill) Spangler
RMSN/CR/Fox Division  
08/52 to 01/55
jpblank@ yahoo.com 
Retired
Ocean Isle Beach NC


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Richard M. (Gag) Gagnon
BM3/3RD div & 9th div. (saillocker)
08/52 to 06/56  
miamiryders@ aol.com
retired det sgt from watertown mass. married to my wife roberta for 48 years six married children and fourteen grand children
303 N. Riverside Dr. Pompano Beach Fl.
would like to hear from anyone from the 3rd div or the 9th div from 52-56 ed zeigler, tom sowerby, jhon shaefer, bill pemberton, edwin brathwait, rumbus reynals,ted alford,  or any one else that knew me at that time


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Richard O. (Hans) Hanson
GM3/1st Division
08/52 to 06/54  
richardo35@ hotmail.com  
Retired
Sparta WI


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Denny  Lett
TE3/C Division
08/52 to 02/54  

Retired corporate paper shuffler
Fort Myers FL
Would like to find my old Italian buddies that taught me to eat Pizza...( John Conzone where are you?)


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Francis (Frank) Favata
BT2/MP Division
08/52 to 03/56   

Stationary Engineer  (Retired)  NYC Department of Education
Lyndhurst NJ
I served with a great bunch of guys in the MP Division. I enjoyed my four years aboard ship especially the Cruises too the Mediteranian.  Anyone from the MP Div '52 - '56 I'm listed in the New Jersey phone book. 


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David F Poland 3rd
GM3/3rd&Terret 3
08/52 to 08/55 
dpolandIII@ cfl.rr.com
Retired
Orlando FL
IF anybody remember's me from 3rd div,or terret- 3.I Would enjoy hearing from you?


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Hon. Edward W. ("Eddie") Rogers 
SM1/Fox
09/52 to 01/53

Retired Judge
1666 Westbrook St. Portland, ME 04102
Ed went with so many wonderful memories of his ship and shipmates...have heard from some and do appreciate that...Ed was a college grad who joined the Navy to avoid being conscripted during the Korean War...it was 4 years instead of 2 before he could go to Law School and eventually be Judge...but he did not regret ONE SECOND of it...he loved you all...Thanks for that.   JOYCE ROGERS
        

 
Deceased 
March 25 2000


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John T (Rip) Rippee
MM1/M P division
09/52 to 12/55  
jtrippee@ comcast.net  
Retired
Pleasant Hill, Calif.


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Francis J. (Fran) Snyder 
GM3/7th 2nd
09/52 to 01/56
drsprinting@ aol.com
Letter Carrier (Ret.) U.S. Post Office
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Knew Dick Wisocki from Loves Park Ill.


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Raymond R. Hohman
MM1/MP-A 
09/52 to 12/55 
rayela2000@ yahoo.com  
LT. Fire Service (retired)
Elk Grove Village, Il
I was a MM in the no. 1 engine room and later in AC refrigeration.


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Joseph A (Joe) lestingi
S1/C/7th Division  
09/52 to 09/53  
joelestingi@ aol.com  
retired-printing sales
Covington KY


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Steve Freni
CS2/S2 Division
09/52 to 05/54  
stephenfreni@ sbcglobal.net 
retired self employed wholesale meat bus.
West Hills Ca.  in the San Fernando valley
met two of the oddo brothers few years back in calif.when they had a barbershop. wonder why they left??


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James L. (Jim) Chilton
SN/7th
09/52 to 06/53 
JAMESCH13@ COX.NET
Retired
Virginia Beach, Virginia
I made one cruise on this ship and that was from January To May 1953(I still have my cruise book in front of me)After the cruise I was transferred to the USS Wisconsin and made nine-month cruise
on her to the fareast. After that cruise I was  transferred to another greyhound USS Des Moines and made a med cruise and part of another med cruise on her. I left her sitting at med moor in Naples and rode a destroyer back to newport rhode island for discharge. I returned to the navy in 1958(I couldnt hack working in a cotton
mil down in North Carolina. I stayed in the navy until I was able to retire as RMCS and then I worked at Cinclantflt for 14 more years before giving it up. I had enough of civil service and  would not recommend it anyone. Like some of your other members I remember them BABES in Villa France and the cuties in Yokosuka. Dont do them things anymore hi hi.....golf,fish, and hunt now.

 

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Marvin (Hank) Hankinson
SN/1st Division
10/52 to 07/53  
bigsid18@ rochester.rr.com  
Retired Deputy Sheriff
PO Box 99-1534 Lake Rd. Hamlin, NY 14464
I was on The Newport News Twice 10/52-07/53 then went aboard USS Wisconsin BB64 for Far East Cruise and then back to the News 05/54-08/54 then went aboard USS Missouri BB63 as part of the decommissioning crew in Bremerton Washington crew. Then went aboard the USS Sagit AKa 105 out of San Diego from 01/55-06/56


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Bob Kammerer
SN/2nd Division
10/01/52 to 10/01/55 
bobnzivak@ aol.com
Semi Retired I still keep active
CEO Stone Company
San Diego CA
Hard to forget all those babes in Villa France.Rememer when we would leave,they boated out to us.The ship listed as they paddled around from port to starboard.WOW


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Harold (Fingers) Finger
RD3/K Division
10/52 to 05/54 
cargoxprt@ comcast.net
Retired Internatioinal Security Consultant
Boca Raton FL
 

 

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John F (Jack) Dunn
Cpl/Marine Detachment and Flag Allowance
10/52 to 01/55
jdunn6@ verizon.net
USMC Retired: U.S. Department of Labor VETS Retired
Westerly Rhode Island 02891
Served under Captain Bruce Livingston USMC Ret as Colonel. 1st Sgt Hurley and Sgt Jack Pease. Selected for Flag allowance in 53. Rotated back aboard NN when flag was exchanged Great Ship! Great liberty especially VilleFranche -Oui, oui!

 

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Philip (Moe) Mobilio Jr.
SN/2nd Div Deck Force
10/52 to 10/55
pmm1016@ aol.com
Retired Auto Parts Store Owner
Hasbrouck Heights NJ
Mediterrean Cruise was the best espically when we pulled into port at Villa France and going ashore "the girls where great"

 

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Rodney W Wilson
LCDR/Navigation
10/52 to 08/54
rwilson2534@ verizon.net

Wilmington DE
An effort to find out about reunion activity and possibly former shipmates

 

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Wallace (Wally) Grego
DK3/Disbursing Office
10/52 to 11/54
wgrego@ verizon.net
Corrugated Box Salesman/Retired
Cannonsburg PA
Enjoyed being on the NN.  Would like to hear from Merle Supowitz and anyone else who me.

 

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John W Hamer Jr. 
CPL/Marine Detachment
11/52 to 10/54
hamerjr@ yahoo.com
Retired Insurance Adjuster
7729 Bedfordshire Dr. Charlotte, N.C. 28226 
I have a copy of the 'Cruise Book' of my first cruise to the Med.1/53--6/53 plus numerous pictures of Marines and sailors shipboard life during my 23 months on the Newport News. I want to keep the 'cruise Book' for now but will give it to the Newport News Association later. Would you all   like a copy of my various pictures for the Association. If so I will make a copy for  you all. My phone number in Charlotte is 704-542-9589. I have run in to two people who also served on the Newport News. They were Lt. Jg. Denny Caldwell and Chief Billy Clarke. I think he was in the Engineering Department. Billy and I still have some association through our work. What  happened to all of the old cruise books when they decommissioned the   ship ?I would like to get the one for   our Med. cruise 1/54--6/54. John Hamer

 

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Franklin Delano ("Rags") Ragland
SM1/E6/CS Division
11/52 to 08/58

Educational Advisor-Veterans Affairs;SMCM, USN (Ret.)
Norfolk, VA


DECEASED
12/31/2002


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Thomas A Dougherty
SN/4th
11/52 to 08/55 
popdoc@ fast.net  
Tavern owner
660 Sigsbee Ave Alpha N.J 08865
Would like to hear from somebody from the 4th division 1952-1955


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Clarence (Chauncey) Chauncey
SN/Fox Division Control Room & Dir. 34
11/52 to 12/53
cchauncey@ stny.rr.com  
Retired adv. bus.
2942 NY Rt. 26,  Glen Aubrey N Y ,13777
Looking to find a Med. cruise book 1953,mine got lost. Hoping someone out there has extra, great to hear from someone.


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William T. (Pucky) Pelnar
QM3/CS Division
11/52 to 06/56  
gerrybill96@ hotmail.com  
Sports Reporter
711 6th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858
A most enjoyable Navy tour aboard the Queen of the Sea.  Rags and I went aboard together and both became Signalmen at the same time.


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Willard M Mabry.
Corp./Marine
12/52 To 12/54
w_mabry@ hotmail.com
Retired
Mt.Airy, Maryland 21771
Anyone who was aboard when I was can contact me at area code 301 831 5325. My wife and I would like to hear from any of the Marines who were in the honor  guard at our wedding in November 1953


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Everett (Blackie) Black
IC3/E Division
12/52 to 07/54 
everettblack@ aol.com 
Retired
Phelps, Texas


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Roy L. Jarvis
GM3/3" Mount
12/52 to 03/56 
mjj1943@ verizon.net 


I am Roy's brother, Michael. Roy was killed in a car accident shortly after leaving the ship. A picture of CA 148 has hung in our home all these years and I got to go on board in 1993, a few days before it was towed out of Philadelphia to be scrapped. I have lost touch with his best friend and shipmate, Mike McCloskey. If any shipmates remember them I would appreciate being contacted.


Deceased
September 8 1956


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Jimmie Conatser
Cpl/Marine Div
12/52 to 06/56
lakemarionplantation1@ msn.com
retired Machinist
Summerton SC
Would love to hear from friends from USS Newport News, looking for Francis Daily. Sgt Mark Race, and WT Harper.

 

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Jim (James) Hamilton
Electrician
52 to 55
gkhtoys@ hotmail.com
Retired Electrician
Hendersonville, NC
I'm Jim's daughter Karen and I'm trying to find some of his old  Navy Friends for a Christmas Present. My Mother (Jim's Wife)    passed away a week and a half ago and this might cheer him up a bit.                     


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Bruce W. Leigh
FM/MP Division
1952 to 1953 
bleigh@ alltel.net     
Retired Service Rep AB Dick Office Eqipment
Berea OH


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Robert L. (Bob) Leiker
MM2/MP #2 Engine
1952 to 1955  
rlleiker1@ aol.com  
Retired
1724 So, Endicott St. Lakewood Co. 80232
I served in Eng.2 standing throttle watch from start to end. Enjoyed every minute of it. Sorry to here the ole ladie went down, She was the best. Just found this site and what a find. Would like to here from anybody that knows me. See ya on liberty.


Deceased
10-15-2009


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Stanley  Burdick
YNSN/4th & EX Division
1952 to 1953
stanleyburdick@ aol.com
Retired
Copper Hill VA


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Herman Ted (Monk)  McFaden
BM3/4th Division
1952 to 1954
appraiser91@ verizon.net
 Retired from the C&P Telephone Company
113 Sunburst Hill Rd. Evington, Virginia 24550
Tour of the Med., Villa France, Moms Germaine(anyone remember her?), Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico, recently talked with Duncan C. Cobb from Louisana, looking for Stanley Dowin frm Montana,
Miller from Atlanta,GA, Salvatore DiPasquale, and anybody that remembers me,would really like to hear from you, call or e-mail. been making calls to several old buddies. How about reunions this year would like to come to one.  Worked for the telephone company 31 years retired. Like to hear from anyone.

 

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walter hannold
fireman/mp
1952 to 1954
timothy_hannold@ yahoo.com
retired
pierpont ohio
anybody that served with me can email me.i was in the mp division. #2 boiler room.

 

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Jim Apodaca
SN/Supply
1952 to 1954
yvonne@ lodgeoftheozarks.com

Ozark MO

 

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Franklin Hildreth
SH3/Supply
1952 to ??
norfa@ tampabay.rr.com

Zephyrhills FL

 

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Salvatore (PASQU)  DiPasquale
SN/7th Division
01/53 to 03/54  
disal@ worldnet.att.net  
Hairdresser
Hauppauge LI NY
Had a great year in the MED.in 1953, looking to touch base with shipmate, DAN BAIOCCHI,from 155 Lombard street, New Haven,Conn.


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John (Crow) Slanina
QM1/N Division
01/53 to 05/56   
jano62@ rap.midco.net 
retired
Rapid City SD


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Howard Dale (Herkie) Hart
SN
01/53 to 09/53  
mountainman93@ comcast.net    
Construction Sales
Richmond VA
I'm Alan Hart, the oldest son of "Herkie" Hart...he died November 11, 1969 of a heart attack. Very appropo that a veteran would pass away on Veteran's Day. I didn't know him very well, I was only 14 when he passed away. So, if there are any members of the crew from that time that knew my Dad, I'd love to hear from you.


Deceased 
11/11/69


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Carl H. Johnson
Radioman 2nd Class/CR
01/53 to 12/54  
davide.johnson@ plexus.com  
Retired Electronics Tech.
Marinette WI


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James C Prezorski
ET2/T Division
01/53 to 03/56
nytrolleyjim@ yahoo.com

Deer Park NY

 

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Bob (Dupe) Dupree
SN
03/53 to 06/54
sdupree@ spotonusa.com
Worked for Stop and Shop Supermarkets.

I am writing this for my father. He passed on February 19, 2006. I know he would have liked this information to be added to your site. I am proud to say that he was a great man and I know he loved being in the service.


Deceased
2/19/2006


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William (Bill) Murray
MM2/MP
04/53 to 08/55

Firefighter (retired)
Toledo, OH
 


Deceased
8/12/2006


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Ernest  (Ernie) Carasco, Jr.
HM3/H Division
04/53 to 07/55   

Restaurant Owner
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
If anyone remembers me from H-Division as a Corpsman between 53-55, I would enjoy hearing from you.


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Ray Pellegrino
SH2/S3 Division
04/12/53 to 12/12/54  
shipboardfriends@ aol.com   
retired Barber-stylist
1650 Cardinal Drive  Coatesville, PA  19320-3508
 I loved every minute on that wonderful ship, I would like to hear from any of the barber shop crew and any of my other friends in S3 Division that I shared so many liberties
and  onboard experiences. Please contact me at my E-mail


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John Mark
EM2/E
05/53 t0 07/55 
jmark@ twmi.rr.com  
Retired (Telephone Co.)
Livonia ,Michigan
It was a great time in my life. I regret that I did not keep in contact with my shipmates.


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Billy J. (Bill) Anderson  
IC1 /E Division
06/53 To 09/56  
banderson007@ att.net 
Chief Investigator, Oklahoma State Department of Health (Retired)
Oklahoma City, Ok
                    


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Frank A. Kish
LI3/EX
06/53 to 08/54 
shafong@ aol.com 
Photo-Offset Cameraman Retired from Indianapolis News & Star
2426 Shaw Ave. Speedway, Indiana 46224
I would to hear from anyone that was in Ex. Div. The Print Shop: J.R. Iwanejko,SN H.Mednick LISN H.M.Bates,LISN Photographers, R.G.Zak H.K.Woodward,SN also any NN Camera Club members, the first of it's kind aboard this ship. The
club under the capable direction of it's Officer Advisor LTJG Brown. Other club members H.L.Wilder,SN D.W.Stroebel,CT3 T.F.Botti,SN P.C.Correia,S D.M.Gale,SA F.A.Hansen,SN and to all personnel on the cruise book committee. And not to forget our friends next door to the Print Shop, was 2-112 BARBER SHOP B-204-3L. Bill Oddo,SH3,S-3 Div. Bellevue, Ohio. I would welcome hearing from from everyone who remembers me.


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Charles Stephen ( Charlie) Kennedy
GM2/7th Division
06/53 to 10/56
evafaith@ charter.net
Retired Ameritech Fiber Optics Splicer
115 James Drive,  Troy, IL 62294-1713
Chief Richardson was the gunnery chief in the 7th. div when I went aboard in 53. He was undoubtedly one of the finest men I ever knew!


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Larry C. Kite
ET3/T Division
06/53 to 01/55  
kite@ abcs.com 
High school math/science teacher-retired
Clinton, IN
I was proud to be a crew member of the Newport News and have many fond memories of my tour of duty aboard her.  It is hard to believe she was scrapped.  It's like losing an old friend.


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Al J, Koch
CS2/S2 Division
06/53 to 12/54


Plainfield, Ct


Deceased
 3-1-2005


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Frank H. Kohne Jr.
LTJG/Admin/Ordinance
06/53 to 12/55  
skwvu83@ aol.com 
President Mellon Bank Community Developement Corp.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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Thomas E Gotham
RM3/CR Division
06/53 to 08/55
tegotham1@ juno.com

Commerce Township MI

 

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Jim Guzzi
ME3/Repair
06/53 to 06/55
jimguzzi@ verizon.net
Retired
Glastonbury CT
Re-assigned 06/55 to USS Mississippi EAG-128 until discharge 04/56

 

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Daniel Sherman
FN/R Division
07/53 To 06/56 

Plumber
Lakewood, NJ
Looking for Old buddies from R' Division. E-mail address is for his son. He will  get the info to Danny.


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Norman (Swanee) Swanfeldt
PFC/Marine Detachment
07/53 to 07/55
Nswanee@ aol.com 
Retired International Purchasing Manager
6 Huron Drive, Hudson, Ma 01749
I really enjoyed my (2) years aboard the Newport News, & have many fond memories, especially our visits to Ville France.


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Dennis W. Bersch
AG1/K Division
07/53 to 05/55  
mkbersch@ execpc.com  
CPA Ret
Mequon WI


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Richard Paul (Goose) Gosselin 
SN/7th Division
08/53 to 08/54  
rpandjag@ msn.com 
Isanti County Sheriff Dept. Part time. (ret) Cambridge, Mn.
Cambridge, Mn.
Several years ago there was a write in the paper that said the ship was coming to Superior, Wi. Did the plan get the "deep six"?


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Charles H.(Charley) Jarrett
SN/2nd Division
08/53 to 07/55  
rjcj1953@ cs.com   
Retired
Slippery Rock, Pa /Palmetto, Fl
I have never attended any reunions, but am looking forward to the next one.  I would like to hear from any of the crew members, especially those in the 2nd Div


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Richard D (Rich) Mc Ginnis
SN/1st Division
08/53 to 09/54  
dirch@ webtv.net  
retired policeman
Philadelphia PA
like to hear from anyone, was in 1st div.took one med cruise, then transf to the missouri.


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John (Red) Lane Jr.
SN/7th Division
08/53 to 09/54 
slbb63@ aol.com  
Retired General Motors
Englewood, Florida
I was the bowhook on the motorwhale boat with Joe Flynn as the coxswain.[I wonder if Becker is STILL wearing his "House Coat"?!!] (The e-mail address is my sons)


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John Hurd
RMSN/CR Division
08/53 to 09/54 
jonmcdog@ gmail.com
RMC (u.s. Coast Guard) Retired
Carrollton, Georgia
I transferred to USS Pittsburgh CA-72, made Westpac, Decommissioned it at Bremerton, WA, Then xfer"d to USS Twining DD-540 westpac then discharged.  Hi to all my navy friends.


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Desha (VAN) Van Every
FN
09/53 to 08/54 

U.S. Army Retired - Retired Northrop Corp
Sebring, Florida (863) 655-0277
Met my wife while in Naples, Italy,  02/01/54 Been married 41 years                   


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Richard W (Dick) Shilling 
MM3/MP
09/53 to 06/55
    
Retired New Holland North America  employee
323 Trella Street Belleville, PA.17004


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Perry (Ray) Herrington
RDSN/ 3rd and K Div
09/53 to 1956
ray.herrington@ insightbb.com
Retired Electronics Tech
Jeffersonville, Indiana
The Old News was GOOD NEWS! would like to hear from any of the old crew.                    


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Elmer R (Obe, Doc) Oberlander
HM1/ H Division
09/53 to 08/54
obeandal@ cs.com 
Retired, Public Health Official
616 Cadillac Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187


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Arthur Rocha
SN/Fox Division
09/53 to 12/54 
bossen6888@ comcast.net
Retired
St. Joseph MO


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Jeanie floyd King
EM3/E Division
10/53 to 06/56
kingorpen@ aol.com  
Retired from Lockheed
England
I was a tech rep on lockheed's U-2


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Garreld Smith
SN/L Division
09/53 to 10/56
gsmith1388@ aol.com

Arlington  IN

 

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Richard E. Dengate
SH2/Ship Service
10/53 to 10/56  
rdengate@ bossig.com  
Retired /Telephone from G.T.E.
10 North Newport, Kennewick, Washington 99336
I always cherished my days on Newport News while running the ship's store and later working in the barber shop and all the great guy's I worked with.


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Fred Drees
SN/CR Division
10/53 to 12/55   
francisa@ mail2.wesnet.com 
Retired tool maker
Russia OH
Just like to talk to anyone who served at that time


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William (Bill) Elliot
EM2/E Division
10/53 to 05/54 
nitabill@ md.net
Retired college teacher
Hagerstown MD
I certainly enjoyed my time spent on the Newport News and made many good friends on the ship during my brief tour of seven months.  It was a wonderful change from the Mississippi.

 

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Bernard T (ski) Lyaski
EM3/E Division
11/53 to 2/57   
aceski@ localnet.com 
Retired
825 Maple Street  Olean, New York 14760
She was a fine ship. Many good memories.

 

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Tom Ingham
FM/MP Division Forward
11/53 to 10/55 

Retired Plaster (the best)
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Great two years of my life, made a lot of friends, wish I had kept in touch.


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James W. Lefevre
SN/CS Division
11/53 to 06/55  
jdublefevre@ aol.com 
Retired Banker
St. Clair Shores Michigan
Came aboard in 11/53 and attached to cs division as a yeoman, later transferred to t division, did the art work on the 54 and 55 crews books, also pitched for the ships softball team and the t-division.


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Robert W. (Bob)  Wynne
TEM3/CR Division
11/53 to 05/55  
rwynne1@ hotmail.com 
Retired
3 Perkins Dr. Essex Jct. Vermont 05452
Served aboard NN two years. Cr Div. Transferred to Tripoli Libya Dis. 06/57 TEM1 Retired from IBM 29yrs. Would like to hear from anyone that knew me.


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Bobby G Baker
SN/6th Division
11/53 
ap3hang3r1@ verizon.net
Assembly of God Minister Retired
100 Alton Ave Madison IL 618-452-5818
Would like to hear from old shipmates I have not forgotten you.


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Charles A. (Chuck) Carnes
PN3/EX Division
11/53 to 01/55
cactn@ aol.com 
Retired - Chief Financial Officer - Signal Thread Co.
Chattanooga, Tn.
Would love to hear from men I served with.


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John H. Garvin
FT3/Fox Division
11/53 to 09/54
john.garvin1934@ yahoo.com
Retired Lawyer
Minden NV
I came aboard following completion of Fire Control Tech School along with Harmon Fowler (since deceased).  I was immediately in demand for mess cooking duties, but the Sr. PO put me right to work repairing radar.  It was a wonderful experience to go on that Med cruise.  Thereafter, I transferred to the U.S.S. Pittsburgh CA-72 and cruised the Orient.


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William (Bill) R. Smallridge
LI3/EX Division
11/53 to 01/56 
willsm9@ aol.com
Retired US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Searcy AR
Would like to hear from any othe shipmates that I served with. Iworked in the Print shop and was assigned to the EX division. I know many of you could smell the popcorn popping while at sea and we would keep the door locked. Many good memories of my tour of duty on the NN.

 

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Andres William (Andy0  Heen Sr.
FN/A Division
11/53 to 10/55 
andyheensr@ aol.com
Retired School Educator
Columbia SC
Currently serving part time for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

 

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Joseph Infante
LTJG/7th
12/53 to 08/55
robinfante@ aol.com
Retired
Jupiter, Fl.


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Jim Matchem
MM3/MP Division
12/53 to 05/57  
ussnn148@ aol.com  
Retired
Concord NH
The best ship that ever sailed the seven seas. Worked in engine one and two.


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Carl J Oddo
SH3/S-3 Division
12/53 to 08/57  

Barber-Stylist
26 North Main St.  PO Box 228 Attica, Ohio 44807
I enjoyed all my days on board the Newport News especially the times I spent with my brothers Bill and Jim and with all the crew members that I was able to meet. I hope to renew the many friendships that I made on board.


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Charles A. Parsons
BT2/MP Division
12/53 to 01/57  
chuck482@ wirefire.com 
Retired
Spencer West Virginia


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Mark Race
SGT/Marine Detachment
12/53 to 06/56   
markley_1@ bellsouth.net  
retired  US postal service. also purchasing agent at jupiter hospital, fl.
7674 se. lanham st. hobe sound fla. 33455.
looking back, it was the greatest experience of a young marines life. the people I met and the friendships were outstanding. Hope to hit a reunion in the future. keep in touch.


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Chapin (Chape) C. Brooks
MM2/MP Division
12/53 to 05/56  
nn@ chapinbrooks.com  
LCDR, USN (Ret.)
Las Vegas NV
I served as an MMFA/MM2 in Engine Three; the farthest aft of the four engine rooms. Newport News was the most beautiful ship in which I served during my entire 24 years of active Naval service. The lessons I learned there formed the foundation of a great Navy career. A belated, but sincere, ‘thanks’ to all my wonderful NN shipmates from whom I learned so much and with whom I so proudly served
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George Morgan
FT1/Fox Division
12/53 to 08/56  
gmorgan67@ earthlink.net  
Retired as Engineering executive for Lockheed Martin
Sun City AZ
Worked On the GFCS Mk.56 system. Spent many enjoyable nights aligning the 3" batteries on the stars. Made 3 Med cruises, 3 GITMO cruises and 1 Middie cruise.


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Willard B Gantt
IC2/E Division
1953 to 1954 
nanwill@ aol.com 
Retired
Harrisburg PA


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Glenn Pressel
GM3/Gunnery
1953 to 1954 
chickieglenn@ comcast.net
Retired
Whiting NJ
IwasGM3on3in/50mount33. My buddies were BOB Mansfield & Jarvis who was later killed in auto when he left the ship. I came aboard leaving the MIGHTY MO BB63. The NEWS was heaven to be on. Many good buddies. I wear the news hat all the time. At now 79 i have forgot many names but not the ship.I was on LSTS WW2, the News& MO were like cruise ships.I Neverknew the News had all this.Glad i found it.


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Robert Dietrich
SN/Fox Division
1953 to 1954 
robertdietrich30@ hotmail.com
Retired from Hempstead Police Dept., Hempstead L.I.  N.Y.
Fort Mill, SC
Memory kinda fuzzy these days. Skipper was Walter Price. My GQ station was MK 56 director port side forward with a five inch mount by my left ear :). Was Capt. phone talker during refuelling and entering port. Had a great time on the News until transferred to the Big Mo for final months before discharge. God bless all who sailed on her.


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William Carroll
Radio
53 to 54

Retired
7 Cove St Groton Long Pt Ct 06340

 

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James D Pickel
SN/7th & 9th Division
53 to 56
jimmymacinthedale@ yahoo.com

Waterloo IA

 

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Ross E.(Frijoles) Beams II
TE2/CR Division
01/54 to 04/55  
rossbeams@ hotmail.com 
Retired Restaurant and Catering Co. owner
Brookshire,Tex.819 Rouse St.box 537,77423
Would enjoy hearing from shipmates who made Med cruise in 1954.All you guys in CR Div.


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Joseph (Joe) Ferri
BT3/MP
01/54 to 04/56  

Retired
Bradenton, Florida
Enjoyed the 3 cruises to the Mediterranean.  It was a great crew, and I had alot of fun with all the men that I served with.  Wondering about the little girl in Italy that the ship adopted as a daughter. Anna Belucci.  Send me a note if any of you know anything about her


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Charley W. Benway, Jr.
TE1/OC Division
01/54 to12/55 
yankeedude3@ cox.net 
Retired Navy/Civil Service, now working for Virginia Beach School Board.
3324 Woodsman La., Virginia Beach, Va. 23452
Would like to contact radio gang members aboard during that time frame.


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Michael G. Myers
LTJG/Communications
01/54 to 01/57   
MGM@ MyExcel.com 
Retired Vice-President Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte NC


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Leo A. Beauregard
FN/Main Propulsion
01/54 to 08/55  
Margaretbeau@ aol.com 
retired- Pipe-fitter/welder
Plainfield, Connecticut
Proud to have served on the News. Enjoyed my tour of duty.


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Richard L. (Dick) Basset
ET3/ET Division
01/54 to 12/55    
RBASSETT788@ webtv.net 
Retired Fire alarm Tech
Agawam MA near Springfield
Left the ship 12/55 transferred to Getmo,got married Jan 56, once claimed the mass underway for repairs


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richare (jeff) jeffery
MM3/A Division
01/54 to 105/57  

lt house point  fla   33064



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Alvin Wolf
PN3/EX Division
03/54 to 11/56  
markon@ mac.com  
Retired
Miami FL


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Earl D (king) Caufman 
SM3/OS division
04/54 to 08/58  
usshawkeye1937@ yahoo.com 
Retired from Ralston Purina lazy old  man
75 Fairview St. Carlisle, Pa.
Was on the bridge with Rags or so call the nick name Boones                     


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Charles (Chief) Garibay
MM2/MP Division
05/54 to 10/57

Farmer, Rancher, Welder, CNA
619 S. Grove ; Kingman , Kansas 67068   Phone 620 532 2756
Would love to hear from old shipmates. Enjoyed the friendship and experiences that were formed aboard the NN  Would like to hear from some of you


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John R. (Jack)  Farrell Sr.
EM3/E Division
05/54 to 06/56  
jrf0498@ aol.com 
Current-Retired    Past-Tractor trailer driver-Machine Operator
47 Sherwood Ave.  Rensselaer, NY ,  12144
Drove tractor trailers for 18 years, also manufactured industrial tapes (duct& masking) as a machine operator for 15 years.  Retired for about five years and have just entered the world of cyberspace.


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Marvin (Hank) Hankinson
SN/1st Division
05/54 to 08/54
bigsid18@ rochester.rr.com 
Retired Deputy Sheriff
PO Box 99-1534 Lake Rd. Hamlin, NY 14464
I was on The Newport News Twice 10/52-07/53 then went aboard USS Wisconsin BB64 for Far East Cruise and then back to the News 05/54-08/54 then went aboard USS Missouri BB63 as part of the decommissioning crew in Bremerton Washington crew. Then went aboard the USS Sagit AKa 105 out of San Diego from 01/55-06/56


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Basil (Greek) Vassaks
ET3/T Division
05/54 to 12/56  
jerry3moore@ hotmail.com 
Retired
1106 Oak Hallow  Corinth, texas 76210


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Gordon (Flash) Wasburn
SN/Dept 6
5/25/54 to 11/29/57  
vegas1996.@ optonline.net 
quty control
trenton new jersey


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Dennis (Shelly) Shelmadine
YN3 Fox Division
05/54 to 05/57 

Retired
Reno NV


DECEASED
7-1-2010


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Robert J. Russo
FT2 /FOX
06/54 To 01/56 
rrusso@ dtccom.net  
Retired Plumber
Smithville, Tenn.
Interested in hearing from anyone  in Fox Div. who served 1954-1957                   


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J. Donald ( Don) Urban
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06/54 to 07/56  

HVAC/Control Tech.
Mesa, Arizona
Outstanding Ship, There is a brass  model of CA 148 in San Diego, Naval Training Center. As of the 1970's.


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John C. Richardson
LTJG/Main Propulsion
06/54 to 06/56  
jrichardson1@ nc.rr.com 
Retired General Electric after 32 years
Chapel Hill,  NC
A long time ago-- a lot of good memories--Villefranche, Monaco-- great bunch of guys-- beautiful ship--


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Jack (Willie) Willis
FN/MP Division
06/54 to 09/55  
liljake136@ aol.com 
Retired  Mechanical Contracting
Raleigh NC
Great memories of a great ship. I'd like to hear from Fitz, Adams, Mooney.


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William Francis (Robbie) Robinson
SK3/Storekeepers Office
06/54 to 05/58
azoic@ att.net
Retired Postal Worker
Riverside National Cemetery Riverside CA
I am writing on behalf of my husband, who died on May 3, 1998 of emphysema, in Fullerton, CA.  Some of his shipmates that I remember him telling stories about were guys named "Quackie" (Quackenbush) who played the guitar, Jim Hobbs, who once saved his life when he was drowning in the pool of the Caribe Hilton in Guantanamo (too much booze), and "Ski" (but I see there are many Skis listed).  I am not sure, but I think the Ski who knew my husband was Jablonski.  If any of these guys are still alive, I would love any stories about my husband. I was going with him all the time he was on the Newport News, and we were married in June, 1959, after he got out of the Navy.  He had two sons and a daughter and lived his last years (about 10) in California, although he was born in Brooklyn, New York.  Everyone on the ship at the time my husband was serving will remember when they had to stop all engines and lay dead in the water while the only MD on board (a pediatrician) operated on him to remove his appendix.  It was on one of the Med Cruises.  So, anyone who is still alive out there that remembers Robbie?  When he was in boot camp, they had to send away specially to get leggings to fit his thin legs.  He was always super thin (5'10", 128 pounds). Oh, and he loved to play cards and usually got up some games by his bunk. He was very proud of the "Newsy News" and sad when it was decommissioned and he was told it went to the Philadelphia Navy Yard to be scavenged for parts.  Was it saved?  Thanks, guys.


Deceased
05/03/1998


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Carl D. Grissett
RD 3/K/OI
08/54 to ?/56
carl808t@ msn.com
Construction worldwide /Retired
Bryan, Texas
Good to see some of the names of old shipmates.                     


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Robert (Quackie)  Quackenbush
SK3
08/54 to 10/57
robbiecram@ yahoo.com 
Printer - Retired
Crystal River, Florida
I'm writing this for my Dad who passed away on June 27, 2000. I wish I had seen this page before he died. He always spoke fondly of his days on the "News" and he would have loved to
see this great site. If you remember my Dad, I would love to hear from you. Thanks...Robbie Cram


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Antonio (Tony)  Mastrostefano
SA/EX
08/54 to 08/57 
antomastr@ aol.com 
Retired 05/78 as PNCM. Retired civil service DON 01/99.
10288 Friendship CT, Fairfax, VA 22032
Enjoyed my tour on News and Med cruises. I was hoping to return to News to finish my last tour in Navy.


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Phil Donovan
Lt(jg)/4th & 2nd Divisions
08/54 to 07/56 
fhdon@ earthlink.net  
All navy until retirement in 1979
Rhode Island in summer and Las Vegas in winter.
Newport News was the beginning of a full and satisfying navy life for me and my family. I came aboard Newport News as a 22 year old Ensign.  I'm 70 now and retired as a Captain in 1979. I remember Captain Royce P. Davis clearly.  God, could he yell!


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Roy S. Haffner
SN/USNR R/5th OE Division
08/54 to 05/58  
rshaffner@ webtv.net
Retired Electrician
Allentown PA
This May I will be married 43yrs. I have four sons,Two grandchildren and am retired since 1998 after 35yrs with the Allentown School District. My wife also retired in Jan. 2000,a Pa. Reg. Nurse A graduate nurse from Allentown School of nursing since 1960. Three of my boys graduated from Penn. State and one from Williamsport Tech which is now apart of Penn. State.


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Larry (Frenchy) Bowdren
DT1/Dental  
08/54 to 09/57    
lbowdren@ aol.com  
CDR MSC USN(Retired), Retired President of Hospital Mgmt Corp.
Casselberry, Florida
Looking forward to hearing from shipmates & members of D & H Divisions.  Great ship & shipmates.  Glad to report aboard (again)!!!!


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Fred Stuart
SK2/Supply
08/54 to 12/54 
fstu@ bellsouth.net
Retired CPA 
Chaplin SC
I was only aboard for a short time and was transferred to the USS Mississippi before the Med cruise in 1955


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John Creamer
FT3/Fox Division
08/54 to 06/55  
jandgcreamer@ aol.com
Retired Chief Administrative Officer Los Angeles Juvenile Court
Long Beach (Naples Island) California
What a great experience for a 20 year old.Many great memories.


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Wayne K Thoren
ET3/OE Division
08/54 to 02/57 
Waymothor@ aol.com  
Rockford IL

 

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John E Raftery  
RM1/CR Division
08/54 to 12/56 
johneraft@ comcast.net
Retired USN as RMCM. Retired from own Co in 1997
Riceville TN
Would love to hear from all you old watchstanders.

 

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Charles Irving Dawson
SN/2nd Division
08/54 to 03/55
elcid @ embarqmail.com
Retired
The Village FL

 

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Edward S. (Ed)  Socha
EM2/E Division
09/54 to 02/57  
esocha@ cfl.rr.com 
Retired as a Production Engineer in 1994
Palm Bay, Florida
Living the "good life" in Florida.


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Robert S. Woodbury
EM3/E Division
09/54 to 06/56  
rsw25@ juno.com 
Retired
Kittery Point Maine
Went to Sub School from NN and finished a 5 year hitch in Subs.  Got a Journalism degree from Boston Univ and was a bureau chief based in Saigon during the war.  Went on to get a Merchant Marine Master (Captain) License and worked on ships for 30 years.  Now playing with antique cars.  John Carbonerra, where are you? And Gus the Greek, do not call.


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James (Jim) Rieker
MM2
09/54 to 09/55  
jrieker@ excite.com  
retire
Nixa, mo


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Philbert Gelfman
JO3/EX Division
09/54 to 10/55
moneyinthetill@ yahoo.com
Marketing Consultant
Morton Grove IL
I am always curious about my former shipmates.  In retrospect (but not always at the time), it was a pleasant cruise with accommodating people (apart from the occasional SOB).

 

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John V. Fitzgibbons
FN/BMP Division
10/54 to 03/56  

Retired
Newport Richey, Fl


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Richard E. (Dick) Adler 
BT3/MP
10/54 to 09/57
rnddaug@ pa.net
Retired
Carlisle, PA
Looking forward to the next reunion.


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Donald (Tart) Tartarelli
BT3/3rd Division/MP Division Boiler 4
10/54 to 06/58 
dtartca148@ sbcglobal.net 
Retired Warehouse Foreman
Terryville, CT 06786
Looking forward to seeing more shipmates at the reunions.


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Daniel (Dan) Zell
ME2/R Repair
10/54 to 07/58 

Branch Chief  machine and Metals div.  Retired 
Berwyn Heighs Md.
I spent the best 3 1/2 years of my life on the News. I am sorry she isn't still in commission


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Steve Demeter
TE2/CR/OR, Teleman,  Head of the Post Office
10/54 to 06/57  
sfdemeter@ aol.com 
Retired
Piscataway, N.J.
Worked for Time Magazine in NYC for 32 years, Was the copy and graphics chief, been retired for 13 years


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Gene (Rich) Richardson
GM3/3rd Division Turret 3
10/54 to 04/57
evelynrichardson@ comcast.net
Retired
Middleboro MA
My first and favorite ship. I served on 7 other ships and retired in 1972.

 

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Gus Graden
IC2
11/54 to 06/55  


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Richard M. (Wag) Wagner
SK3/S1 Division
11/54 to 06/55  
RMWagner@ aol.com  
Sr. Planner with General Dynamics Corp., retired
Groton, CT
I was only on board for a short but enjoyable time before being transferred to U.S. Naval Base, Bermuda, BWI.  I just had to learn to adapt.


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Don (Don)  Girard
FT2/Fox Division
11/54 to 06/58  
girardon@ earthlink.net 
Electronic Engineer
Lawrenceville,  Georgia


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Bill Justice
IC2/Electrical
11/54 to 09/57  
djustice10142@ msn.com 
Resturant owner
1236B Paradise Way N,  Greenwood, In 46143


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Jim (Hal) Halpen  
SN, TE3, TE2/Communications
11/54 to 11/56  
jhalpen@ twcny.rr.com
Retired
Northern New York
Came aboard in 11/54, went to the 3rd division for a few months, got a break and was transferred to the Radio Gang.


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Tom Steedle
GM3/ First Division
11/54 to 09/57 
tdsteedle@ msn.com 
Retail Business Consultant (Retired)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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Herman (Matt)  Madison
GM3/gunnery div 5
11/54 to 1956  
dsonney@ ntelos.net     
law enforcement
Clifton Forge Va


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William E (Bugs) Carter
SN/7th Division  
11/54 to 08/58 

retired us navy


Deceased
June 8 2005


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Robert (Bob) Lessard
SK3/5th & S-1 Divisions
11/54 to 05/58 
robless3573@ yahoo.com
Retired Postal Carrier
Edgewater, FL


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B. J. (Billie Joe) (Hoot) Gibson
SKG3/S1 Division
11/54 to 07/56  
bjg0406@ att.net 
Retired from Gerber Products Company
Fort Smith Arkansas
Shipboard life was FUN . . . worked in the Forward Supply Room for a short period and transferred to After Store Room for 3 months then to Supply Office and worked for CDR Waters (until he left the ship) and that's where I finished my tenure.  Enjoyed two cruises to the Mediterranean in 1955 and 1956, several trips to the Caribbean, one trip to the Canal Zone, one trip to Jax, FL to pick up a new Captain and then Fourth of July in New York City.  I still stay in touch with both Jack (Jackie L.) Johnson in Oak Ridge, TN and Chief Yeoman (Retired) Ralph Mosgrove in St. Petersburg, Florida.  I'm interested in the history of the ship since I left her in 1956 and would love to hear from anyone who we associated with.
 


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Richard Trimmer
GMGC/6th Division
11/54 to 06/60  
rtrimmer@ neorr.com     
Retired
Greenville PA
Served on board from 54 till 60 then again from 64 till 69. was LPO of 6th div. the days of thunder will live forever with each crew member


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Freddie (Fred) G. Taylor
ET3/T Division
11/54 to 12/55  
ftaylor@ triton.net  
Retired
8667 Parketon Ln., Hesperia, Mi.  49421
After leaving the newporrt News,I was stationed at Gtmo for 2 years. In 1960 I worked in Sweden for 4 years installing radar systems for the Swedish Air Force for an american company.Later worked for Scott Paper as a supervisor in the electrical field. Retired in 1998.


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Robert (Bob)  Lynch
Seaman 1st/1st Division
11/54 to 0856   
gustav221@ yahoo.com 
Retired
Surprise AZ


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raymond a (ray) laporte
SN/5th Division
11/54 to 05/05  
ral3@ webtv.net 
retired
putnam ct.


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Raymond C. (Ray) McClain
RD3/OI Division
11/54 to 05/58
rtempem@ q.com
Construction Management/Now Retired
Tempe AZ
Navy life was good in those days...especially the cruises and visits to the Med and Carribean. Great memories, friendships, and cardgames.


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Richard L Wynn
IC3/Engineering
11/54 to 10/55
dick94@ itv-3.com

Morton IL
I am uncertain of the date i was transfered from the NN.I did make two cruises,one to Gitmo,and a MED Cruise. I liked the ship ery much,and enjoyed my time aboard.

 

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Donald James Panichi
YN3/EX/FA/Comsixthflt
11/54
panicss483@  frontrier.com
retired
Mildred PA
Reported ships company in 11/54  then to FA Comsixflt and departed  in 10/56 served in Flagships Newport News Salem and  Des Moines during that time

 

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Bryant A. (Hoppy) Hopkins 
RD2/K/OI
12/54 to 05/56 
bbhopy@ verizon.net 
Inspector (Ret) Met. PD Wash. DC

South Bethany, Delaware
Inquiries welcome


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Charles H. (Chuck) Gee 
RD1/(K) changed to OI
12/54 to 10/57  
seaeyes@ optonline.net 
New York Fire Department, Battalion Chief, Retired
Oakdale, (Long Island) NY
Worked with several ex-NN crew members in NYFD, all great guys.  Visited Villa in '98 & '00, many changes in over 40 years.  No fleet visits, but plenty of cruise ships.  One bar on the 02 and it was closed.  See the movie "Ronin" for a visit to the old home port.  Made reunions since '93 and have hooked up again with old radar gang mates, Hop Hopkins and Bob (The Rebel) Pierce.  Made the
last Salem work party with Hop, and we'll probably be at the next, Sept. '02.              


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Robert J (Bob) Pierce, Jr.
RD3/K Division
12/54 to 03/56  
rpierce@ charter.net 
Urologist, retired
Hickory, N.C.
I am now playing full time and enjoying it. I remember my days aboard the News fondly. Attended the recent reunion, and it was fun to renew old acquaintances. Will look forward to the next one.


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Donald Kraus
RD3/OI Division
12/54 to 08/58  
dskhappy@ webtv.net 
Internal Revenue Service
Kentucky


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Raymond Rushing
FT3/Fox Division
12/54 to 06/56 

FCCM(SW) USN Retired
Albuquerque NMSpent a lifetime in the USN Retired in 1989 was piped ashore off of USS New Jersey Oct 31 89 Many fond memories of my tour aboard, was observing NGFS off NAM with FLIR infrared system when turret explosion occurred a sad day for such a great ship. Fair winds and following seas to all shipmates


Deceased
4-9-2006


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Dale (Rosie) Rose
PH2/EX Division
12/54 to 12/55 
rosedale@ bellsouth.net
Retired from IBM
Cleveland TN 37312
I was one of the ships photographers,and i still remember how great the ship and crew was,What ever happened to our Capt DAVIS?

 

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Arthur J. Desrosiers, Jr.
BMSN
12/54 to 06/56
qpd3@ hotmail.com  

Hartford CT
I am just adding this info about my father. I don't know the exact dates or dept/div. Just thought there might be some shipmates out there who would be curious about his where abouts. I always got the feeling that the USS Newport News was his favorite ship and I always enjoyed looking through the cruise books and admiring the watercolour of the ship.


Deceased
1-2000


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Frank Easlick
SN/2nd Div Deck Crew
12/54 to 11/58
reaslick@ carolibrary.org
Retired
MI
I would like to find a USS Newport News Boo

 

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Richard Powers
R Division
1/12/54 to 1/27/57
rmppmp@ q.com
Retired
Cottage Grove MN
had a great 2 years on board the news . retired from northern states power co in st paul after 40 years of service life has been b good would like too here from anyone in the R Division years 1955 1956


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Jesse Bates Wright
SN/
54 to /55    

Retired Funeral Director
Greenup, KY.


Deceased
10-20-2002


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John J. Dworak
MM
/54 to /58  
mrsflabbersham @aol.com 
Retired Machinist-Schenectady General Electric
Mechanicville, NY
This is my father-in-law. He is alive & well & would like to hear from his former ship mates. He is just "computer illiterate". If you send an e-mail to him, I promise I will relay & maybe we can even get him to use the computer since he will now have a reason.


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Ezra A. (Al) Raper
SK3/Supply Division
54 to 54  
araper8083@ aol.com  
own an air conditioning business
ft. walton bch., fl.
glad to be back with ship mates


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George Irving (GI) Bailey 
TE3/Post Office (Radio Division)
54 to 09/56  
marielance96@ hotmail.com  
Retired
Waterbury, CT


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Robert E Feltner
RD1/OI Division
1954 to 1958
bobfrd1@ aol.com
Retired
Hamilton, Oh.


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Alfred Cannon

1954 to 1955

 


Deceased
12-07-2002


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Fred (Big Fred) Wilkerson
SM2/OS Division
1954 to 1958  
fwilke329@ aol.com 
Retired
Harrah, Oklahoma


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Edward R. Skelly
GM3/2nd Division
1954 to 1957   
ers@ hartcom.net  
Retired NYFD
Hartwell GA
Had a great time on the News


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John (Jay) Broughton
CPO
1954
laf@ acegroup.cc


This picture was taken  aboard the Newport News possibly taken in 1954.  My father, John "Jay" Broughton, lst Class Chief Petty Officer is pictured on the right.  His friend, Bill Moran, is pictured on the left.  It would be nice to be able to identify the other sailors.  My father would have been aboard the Newport News when it sailed to the Mediterranean in January, 1954.  I think this picture was probably taken when they returned to Portsmouth, Va in May of that year.  My father is no longer living.  He died on January 12, 1975, from a second heart attack at the age of 55.  His wish was "to be kicked off a tin can in a tin can".  He was so buried in the Pacific Ocean with full military honors following his death.  He was a career Navy man, serving actively for 20 years. It was great to find this website and know that he served with some great men.
Sincerely,
Lois Broughton Franzen
Ossian, Iowa
a "Navy Brat" for sure and now a proud mother of a US Army soldier
 



Deceased
1-12-1975


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Rich Klos
 
1954-1956  
richk9944@ yahoo.com 
Retired
Hamburg, NJ


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Just found the web page.  Would like to hear from anyone.  Ships Boatswain Locker most of my duty.  Side Cleaners division was responsible for foul weather locker, sail locker and ships boatswain locker, of which I was in charge of. 

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