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Practicing Retiree

LAfayette


How many other plank owners still kicking??
 


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Private Detective

Aliquippa



 


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James
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Aberdeen



 


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Dombrowski JR
Walter

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MML2

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Deceased 24 November 2008

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Terence

Terry
e3

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Self

Ocoee



 


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popp
larry


yn3
ae
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builder contractor

hagerstown
MD

Had alot of great memories during my time on board. Got to see alot of the world. Will never forget west pac cruise. Released from service 2 months before fateful explosion. Worked in engineering log room . Remember alot of fun time with my snipes. remember lcdr casey and lcdr effird.
 


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Michael
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SFP3
Repair
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Retired

Des Moines


I Would like to hear from any of the guys in R-Div. in that time frame.
 


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Dombrowski
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Dykes
Joseph
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A-division
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lock@bayspringstel.net

100% service connected disabled war vet

Stringer


I was in hydralics
 


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Evans
Lane
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GM3

01/1948
05/1953







I am his nephew, Jimmy M. Barker a retired CWO4, and would like to see him listed on your website as appropriate. ***** PLANK OWNER *****

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Greene
Leroy

Greenie
RD3
K
01/1948
11/1951


Truck Driver

Augusta
ME

***** PLANK OWNER *****

  01/04/2008


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Twitchell
Donald
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SN
1st Division
01/1948
01/1950
boobettie@aol.com

Retired truck driver

Midland
TX

***** PLANK OWNER *****

  05/28/2011


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DAWSON
Charles
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Irv


01/1948
01/1948





AL


 


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MCAffer
Robert
D
Mac

Engineering
01/1948
01/1948


Deceased 1992


AL

Bob returned to Sarnia, Ontario to work for Polysar and achieved his First Class Stationary Emgineer certificate. He loved his time in the Navy and talked about it often

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Cooper
Walt
J
Walt

O I
01/1948
01/1948




Weeki Wachee
FL


 


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Sweeney
Thomas


FM

01/1948
01/1952







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Sheldon
James
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MM3

01/1948
12/1948







**** PLANK OWNER ****

  09/00/1981


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Michaud
Roger

John
SFC
Flagman
02/1948
04/1951


Retired Mechanic

Port Reading
NJ

Excellent Work **** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Rodgers
John
A
Jack
seaman
5th division
02/1948
07/1952
cyndylu2955@att.net

retired

Canton
OH

would like to get in touch with any crew members that i sailed with
 


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Blanchard
R. W.

Rudy
SM3
CS
04/1948
04/1953
f5ish@metrocast.net

Retired

Farmington
NH

**** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Keith
Plummer
A
Skeeter
SN
Deckhand
06/1948
06/1951
k1p92@aol.com

Retired Papermaker

Lisbon Falls
ME

PLANK OWNER
 


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marrazzo
george

puppy dog
seaman
s3
06/1948
01/1970
gmarrazzo21@gmail.com




AL


 


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Novak
Edward
L
Ed
FT3
Fox Division
08/1948
04/1953
elnovak@pacbell.net

Retired

Union City
CA

Does anyone out there remember me? *******PLANK OWNER******
 


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Pais
Silvio

Mac
PN1
EX Division
09/1948
04/1952


Banker

Latham
NY

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Chasteen
Jerry
E

GM3
4th Division
09/1948
11/1953
wendychasteen@yahoo.com



Lewistown
MI

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Straight
Richard


SN
F Division
09/1948
08/1952




Zeeland
MI


 


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Crotsley
Bill


SN
Deck Hand
10/1948
06/1950
wcrotsley@ carolina.rr.com




CA

This was my father I have a copy of his discharge and would love to get a copy of any pictures that might be out there, thank you to anyone who may help. He passed away in 2001 ***** PLANK OWNER *****

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Hartmann
Norman

Norm
MM3
M1 Division
10/1948
11/1951
jjmm1625@aol.com

Retired tool engineer for universal unlimited corp.

Deltona
FL

spent 3yrs.on uss crescent city apa21 during ww2 am plank owner on newport news ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Howard (Horowitz)
Dr. Sheldon

Shelly
ET3
OE
10/1948
06/1951
drsheldonhoward@ gmail.com

Chief Scientist of the MultiVox Corp.

San Diego
CA

I started in fire control operating the director for the forward 3" gun. I left the ship in 1950 to attend ET school at Great Lakes. I returned to the ship as an ET3 1n '51 and was discharged later that year. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Minick
William
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Bill
MM1
MP
11/1948
07/1955


Luthier Musician

Poway
CA

To all my engineering dept friends who served on board with me I would like to just say this "I used to not know how to spell enjoneer and now I were one" Having served as Chief Engineer of USS Eldorado (AGC-11) USS Canberra (CAG-2) and USS Chicago (CG-11). Of all the ships which I served on in my 30 years of Naval service my fondest memories are those of the USS Newport News. I retired from Naval service in 1975 as Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Center in Fort Smith, Ark.Although I retired as LCDR I finally realized my life-long dream of being CO and being addressed as "CAPTAIN".

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De Arruda
Richard

Dick
SN
2ND
11/1948
05/1951
ddearruda@aol.com

Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (Retired)

Brandon
FL

I was assigned to NN prior to her being commissioned. I rode a tug boat round trip, daily, from Norfolk to Newport News until she was commissioned. I have many fond memories of serving on NN. I felt very depressed when I heard she was scrapped. I am proud to be a plank owner. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Mitchell
John

Mitch
SN
4th
11/1948
09/1950


Retired truck driver

Epping
NH

I was assigned to the ship right out of boot camp and spent a couple of months on the base at Norfolk before the commissioning. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me from the deck div or I was striking for radioman for about six months also. It really brought back some old memories when I found this web site. Thanks to all who made this possible. ***** PLANK OWNER *****

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Bryant Jr.
Reuben

Rube
MM1
MP Division
11/1948
08/1955
Magicterr@aol.com

Service Engineer for Trans America (Retired)

Meadowview
VA

retired from US Navy 30 Years, retired again!! 6 Years in #1 Engine Rm. If anyone knows where Pee Wee Parnell BT2 is Please Contact me. Also Minelle BT2? ***** PLANK OWNER ***** ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Newman
Leonard

Len or Hose Nose
QM3
CS
11/1948
07/1952
leonardo@provide.net

Retired Civil Engineer

Shelby Twp
MI

Spent first three months mess cooking then became Quartermaster striker. I was third person aboard. wish I had a good memory because I logged a lot of guys on board ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Osborne
James
B

SA/RD3
K/OR Division
11/1948
07/1951
jjim4870@aol.com

Retired

Petersburg
IL

I retired from the Navy at Dam Neck, VA in July, 1970 as RDC ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Wilusz
Edward
J
Ski
DK1
S4 Division
11/1948
10/1950
wilusz_ed25@yahoo.com

Financial Systems Analyst, GS-11, Retired

Chesapeake
VA

I am new to the workings of the internet. When I found this USS NEWPORT NEWS web site I think it is the best means for communicating with your shipmates. I also served in the USS MACON (CA-132) 1957 - 1960. Retired DKC, USN, on November 28, 1962. Retired Civil Service January 1984. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Olson
John


MM3
M-2
11/1948
09/1952
jpolson@acsol.net

Retired--- Worked 35 years for Frito Lay Inc.

Grand Junction
CO

I was just out of boot camp and got assigned to the NN. Number two engine room. A great experience!!! *****PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Moore
Donald
C
Kentucky Red
RM2
CR Division
11/1948
08/1951
donmoore@insight.com

Retired Printing Manager

Alexandria
KY

Like to hear from other CR division guys or other members of "ye Royal Order of "Blue Nose". ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Sterling
Fred


FN
M1 Division
11/1948
07/1952
freds372@aol.com

U. S Postal Rural Carrier

Gloucester
VA

It is great to be able to stay in touch with ship mates.. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Hinton
Robert
R
Bob
BT3
M Division
11/1948
07/1952
bbhint@raex.com

Retired

Uniontown
OH

Any information on Bill Schmidt BT2 ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Wilder
James
A
Jimmy
SN
Paint Locker 7th Division
11/1948
09/1951
amanda.arcand@us.army.mil

Retired from the National Forge Co., Erie, PA

Harborcreek
PA

*****PLANK OWNER *****

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Joseph
George

Joe
FC3
Fox
11/1948
12/1951
joeandbarb@zoomtown.net

Retired / AT&T/area planner western ellec co

Delhi Hills
OH

Would really like to hear from old ship mates, and get reunion info. *****PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Wilcox
Gerald

Jerry
MM2
M2 Division
11/1948
05/1949
jerry1928@msn.com

Retired

Bermuda Dunes
CA

Worked in Refig/Air Cond.Section *****PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Law
George
C
Lawman
MM2
M Division
11/1948
11/1952
preacherlaw@juno.com

Retired Baptist Preacher

Roanoke
VA

I am now 83 + and remember some of the Gang in #2 Engine Room with Chief Morrison. Talked with Reuben Bryant; Bill Minnick {before he passed} and had the HONOR to preach the Funeral Service for Silas Clinton Shockley. Would LOVE to hear from anyone from the old GANG! I fond Norman Gray's e mail and plan to write him. The Lord's BLESSINGS on you men for the good work.***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Olsen
John


MM3
M-2
11/1948
09/1952
jpolson@acsol.net

Retired--- Worked 35 years for Frito Lay Inc.

Grand Junction
CO

I was just out of boot camp and got assigned to the NN. Number two engine room. A great experience!!! *****PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Ryan
RLbert
L
Casey
mm3
m2
11/1948
07/1952


Retired

Stow
OH


 


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Chesser
William
W

SN
6th Division
12/1948
05/1950


Retired

Montgomery
AL

Are any of my old friends out there? ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Miller
Donald
W
Moose
RD1
K/OI
12/1948
06/1955
dwmiler@aol.com

Retired

Sterling
VA

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Johnson
Roy

John
SK3
S-1
12/1948
05/1950
RJSHOP1@CAROLINA.RR.COM
http://dextergoad.com/royspage.html
Retired Lcdr USN 1969/Picture Framer

Gastonia
NC

Some of you old timers may remember me as the ships store operator. Would love to hear from any other Plank owners. ***** PLANK OWNER *****

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Wiersig
Sherwin
H

FN
A Division
12/1948
03/1951
sherwinh3@cox.net

Certified Public Accountant (Ret)

Lakeside
CA

I was among the first 100 to be attached to the ship. We traveled from Norfolk to Newport News every day. I had just finished 16 weeks of boot and 16 weeks of Machinery Repair school at NTS San Diego, and was the only non-rated member of the commissioning detail at that time. Sorry I am slow in regeritting. I sure would like to hear from some of My old buddies. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Baird
Hugh
A

JO3
4th & CR Division
12/1948
07/1951
swenhab148@yahoo.com

Community Relations Mgr. (ret), Writer & Editor

Laconia
NH

First ship's editor of Rapid Fire, succeeding Len Keane (Flag Div.) Later assigned to Armed Forces Press Service, DOD as Feature Writer and Sports Editor. NN was the finest ship in the Sixth Fleet and this winning spirit continues today through this 4.0 website activity. Still maintain correspondence with former shipmates Charlie Ross, Gus Gustafson and Bud Biegert and always glad to swap tales with former shipmates. Active now in supporting the building of the Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library in Illinois starting in 2006. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Milette
Andre
E
Frenchy
SN
4th Division
12/1948
07/1950
aemilette@yahoo.com

shipbuilder retired

Sun City
CA

Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me. This is really a great web site. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Borchert
Robert

Bob
DK3
Supply
12/1948
07/1952
borchertrobert@hotmail.com

Retired Technical Writer Manager

Munnt Laurel
NJ

Married, with 2 children, flew aircraft, a true sailor (circumnavigated eastern USA, now pulling a trailer. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Maxwell
Kenneth

Max
SN
Fox Division
12/1948
12/1949
kd6esj@ aol.com

Sr. Lab Tech Shell Oil Co.

Sacramemto
CA

Assigned to commissioning crew from boot camp, San Diego. Stayed aboard for the shake down and Arctic cruise where I got my blue nose. Most notable achievement was as radar operator in turret three and the turret hit too close to a target sled lifting it clear of the water. Transferred to USS Rochester (CA 124) in 1/50 and went to Korea and was awarded three battle stars (Pusan,Inchon,& Hungnam) still in the main battery. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Atkins
William
D
Bill, Nip
MM3
M1
12/1948
07/1952
WilliamDAtkins@aol.com

U. S. Postal Service ( Retired)

Kansas City
KS

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Cook
Richard

Cookie
GM2
2nd Division
12/1948
08/1952
dfouss@ charter.net

Retired

Vienna
WV

*****Plank Ownwer*****
 


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Cheeser
William
W

SN
6th Division
12/1948
05/1950


Retired

Montgomery
AL

Are any of my old friends out there? ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Jones Jr.
Joseph
U
Jonsey
FP2
R Division
12/1948
00/0000
jjones4@maine.rr.com

LCDR USN RET, President Friends Of the Wildlife Park

Gray
ME

I had a 25 year career but Newport News was the best of the rest. Never will forget when I was a FULL ENSIGN & XO of USS UTINA ATF163 there was a change of command ceremony on the NEWPORT NEWS the marine guard didn't want to let me on the pier, I announced that I was XO of UTINA, so he let me pass. So far from Joe Jones FP2 "R" division. ***** PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Reiger
Charles
W
Charlie
RDSN
K Division
12/1948
06/1950
gulfsierra148@verizon.net

Retired US Postal Service Electronic Technician

Phillopsburg
NJ

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Bryan
Robert
C
Bob
LTJG
Gunnery and Navigation
12/1948
08/1950
stersuke@ charter.net

Retired from Law practice 1970

Dunn
NC

I was a member of the commissioning crew of the Newport News, and served on the ship from December, 1948 until August 1950. My rank was Ensign and later Ltjg. I was in the gunnery, and later the navigation department. I had graduated from the Naval Academy in 1947. I served under Captain (later Admiral) Roland Smoot, and later under Captain Laidlaw. I was transferred to the USS Latimer in Sept., 1950. I made many friends while serving on the Newport News. I have fond memories of the Mediterranean cruise in 1950, when we were the flagship of ComNavMed. This web page is wonderful, and I congratulate those who put it together and keep it up. I found this site by pure luck, and am so thankful that I did because of the memories that it conjures up. Another fond memory of mine is of the baseball team which I managed, and which won the CruLant championship in 1949.I would love to hear from any of my shipmates who might remember this lowly officer of many years ago. I was baseball officer during my tenure and have fond remembrances of my teammates. Capt. Smoot was the finest commanding officer I served with during my six years active service. I would like very much to hear from any shipmates still alive ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Thomas
Hobart
E

RDSN
K Division
12/1948
06/1950
ckthomas2@ verizon.net

Retired Special Claims Representative--Nationwide Insurance

Pulaski
VA

If you didn't make it to the 2003 reunion you missed a good one. Take it from a plank owner who was there. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Wilson
John


SN
7th Division
12/1948
06/1950
jriseupecko@yahoo.com

Retired

Pahrump
NY

Looking for James Wilder, from PA
 


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Iverson
Oscar
R

FT2
FA Division
12/1948
05/1952
OscarIverson@msn.com

Retired from AT&T in 1986 as a manager in inter-city facility engineering.

Somerville
NJ

I left in May 1952 to go to the Missouri. She was going to Korea and needed firecontrol people. Came back May 1953 and took the Naval Academy people on a summer cruise to Rio. Got discharged in Sept. Started college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated June 1957 as an Electrical Engineer. The G. I. Bill sure helped to pay for it. I always enjoyed my time in the Navy and all the great guys that I served with. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Serra
Harold
D

2/C
Ships Photographer
12/1948
12/1951


Retired at 79

Ensenada Mexico


TOOK PICTURES OF CREW IN 1948 AS SHIPS PHOTOGRAPHER OF CAPTAIN SMOOT AND ADMIRAL BLANDY WE WERE THE FLAG SHIP AT THE TIME I LEFT THE SHIP AND THE NAVY IN 1951 I WOULD LKE TO MENTION I TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE SHIP AT GITMO ON OUR SHAKE DOWN CRUISE TO CUBA ALSO OF ADMIRAL BLANDY BE GREETED BY CAPTAIN SMOOT ALL MY PICTURES ARE 8X10 PHOTOS I WAS THE OFFICIAL SHIPS PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE TIME I USED MY OWN CAMERA AT THE TIME I ONLY HAVE PHOTOS NOT ANY NEGATIVES I AM ALSO A PLANK OWNER AND HAVE THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT I DON'T REMEMBER ANYONE ON BOARD MAYBE YOU REMEMBER ME I HOPE ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Sockell
Edward

Ed
YN3
FM/EX
12/1948
04/1951
ejsockell@cox.net

CWO4, USN, Retired

Norfolk
VA

I have attended four reunions. The last one held in Charleston, SC. was by far the best. Your web site is the greatest. Came right from boot camp and served in the Gunnery Office and as Legal Yeoman until. transferring into the Sixth Fleet Flag allowance as their legal yeoman. Served 30 years, retired CWO4, avoided all the paper work I could, and became a "professional volunteer" both in the community, church and school affiliate. I have nothing but positive memories of the ship, shipmates and especially for the leadership shown to me and sending me on to a great navy career.
 


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Capps
Donald
R

SN
7th Division
12/1948
10/1949
FANCB123@aol.com

Retired Printer/Pressman

Tarant
AL

Anyone assigned to the 7th Divison during Dec 1948 to Oct 1949 would like to hear from you. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Evenson
Harold
W
Eveie
GM2
2nd Division
12/1948
06/1952
Harold ca148@aol.com

Retired

Maplewood
MN

I was assigned to the N.N.after boot camp at great lakes,spent time at norfork naval air station befor the commissioning on 1/29/49.stayed aboard for 3.5 years,Gitmo,Cuba North Atlantic cruise and 3 tours to the Mediterranian cruise,I was G.M.2in the 2nd div.i was gun captain of the right gun in terret 2 .8 INch rapid fire. one round every six seconds.the N.N.was the only ship I served on,it was a wonderfull ship,one of the frist ships that had A.C.below deck .Iwas real happy to come across this Web. site of the N.N..you are doing a wonderfull thing,Keep up the good work,thank you. would like if any one remembers me,pleas contact me ,Great Shipmates and great memories
 


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Ford
Noel
K
Fred
QMSN
CA
12/1948
09/1949
Jeno4d@sbcglobal.net

Retired US Postal Service

Appleton
WI

Loved being on the "News" Very proud to have been a Plank Owner.
 


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Stevens
A. M.

Steve
RD1
K
01/1949
09/1949
ams.pe1@gmail.com

Consulting Engineer

Vancouver
WA

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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John
A
Popey
SA
5th division
01/1949
12/1950
shipwreck70@bellsouth.net

(certified pipe welder) now retired

Hollywood
FL

BM1 Sheehan of 5th division if your out there please email me! me. right from boot camp to pre commissioning crew Ill never forget our first cruise . which was to be a sea burial. The NN was one heck of a feeder ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Atchison
Larry


Hospit
H-Division
01/1949
06/1951


Retired

Penryn
CA

Larry was a member of the original crew upon her commissioning. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Olson
Herbert
U
Ozzie
SK3
S-1
01/1949
08/1952
TsAreMe@aol.com

Buyer for Sears

Streamwood
IL

Commissioning Crew Member 4th Division 1949 - 1951 S1 Division 1951 - 1952. Ten years ago I had the pleasure of attending the 50th Anniversary/Reunion with my Dad. He always said that the time he spent in the Navy was the best time of his life. The travel, the friends, everything. We were looking forward to coming to the reunion this summer. Unfortunately he passed on January 26th 2009 after a two week hospital stay. I have always enjoyed the memories he shared with me and was given the honor of receiving the flag at his funeral. I will cherish them both for the rest of my life. I would like

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Dwaileebe
Al


ME2
R
01/1949
08/1952
ghagd@aol.com

Buffer-Polisher Retired

Spencerport
NY

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Dinizio
James


Radiom

01/1949
12/1952
amici2000@aol.com



Greenport
NY

Jim was a member of the original crew upon her commissioning. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Peters
Leonard
C
Pete
RM2
CR
01/1949
06/1952
Pete1444@aol.com

Rockwell-Collins Radio (Retired)

Marion
IA

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Karstetter
Roe
V

RD3
K-Division
01/1949
06/1952
usnroe@gulftel.com

Trucking, Independent Owner Operator.

Robertsdale
AL

1997 Reunion Chairman Mobile, Alabama ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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McGuire
Richard
M

CPL
Marine Detachment
01/1949
05/1951
rickalmcguire@bellsouth.net

USMC/Ret-USPS/Ret

Pensacola
FL

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Smith
Thomas
C
Smitty
BM3
7th
01/1949
04/1953




Benbrook
TX

He was a plank owner, 22 years of service in the Navy and Air force, a life time member of American Legion Post 297 Benbrook, Tx. and life time member of VFW 8235 Fort Worth, Tx. He attended one reunion. ***** PLANK OWNER *****

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Wisocki
William
G
Bill
GM2
7th Division
01/1949
07/1952
bwisocki148@gmail.com

Retired

Rockford
IL

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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hanhold
vincent
e
vince
sk2
s-1
01/1949
07/1952
vjhanhold@tampabay.rr.com

retired

tarpon springs
FL

great ship to serve on crew members like family **** PLANK OWNER ****
 


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Eller
Harry
J
Jim
MM2
M Division
01/1949
07/1952
jimeller@access4less.net

Retired Owner Machine & Toll Shop

Shelby Twp
MI

Engineer on Captains Gig (Great Duty) 2nd Division #1Engine Room ******PLANK OWNER******
 


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Rooney
Lawrence
S
Larry
SK3
S1
01/1949
05/1952
LRoon30@yahoo.com

Retired

Newport
VT


 


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PERHAVEC
LOUIS

GOLD DUST TWIN
DC2
R .DIVISION
01/1949
07/1952
lperhavec@frontier.com

RETIRED FROM GOULD INSTRUMENT OCT.1993

BRUNSWICK
OH

LOOKING FOR FORMER SHIPMATES BOB GRUBER AND BOB WOODS
 


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Neutzling
James
W
Jim
RM2
CR
01/1949
01/1951
neutzja@charter.net

retired engineering technician Westinghouse field service

Anderson
SC

Plank owner and Blus Nose member. When Korean war broke out, was transfered to admirals staff of Combat Div. 2. Served aboard New Jersey and Missouri. We drew straws to see who had to leave the Newport News, and I lost. It was like leaving home.
 


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Oudheusden
Herbert

Herb
FT2
FM Division
01/1949
02/1952
kiteflier1130@gmail.com

Retired Computer Programmer

Bound Brook
NJ

**** Plank Owner **** After I left the NN I went toGuided missle school at Point Mago,CAand from ther to White Sands,NM in a guided missle training unit for 2 1/2 years. Then to FTB school at Washington,DC.I then when aboard a reserve training ship out of Boston,MA until I got out. I then went to work at AT&T Bell Laboratories & worked on the ammplifier tubes for the tranatlantic cable and Telstar. I had my initials on both Telstar satellites. I then became a programmer in the Administrative group. When I retired after 36 years, I worked for PSEG Energy Technogies for 7 years as a programming consultant. I am now retired and do some woodworking.
 


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Krueger
Caroll
P

GM3
3rd Division
01/1949
05/1953


Retired Truck Driver/Dispatcher

Wadena
MN

I really enjoyed my time on the News and would like to chat with some old shipmates. My e-mail is through my grandson but all will make it to me promptly. ***** PLANK OWNER *****

  09/11/2004


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Lalancette
Leo
E
Lance
FP2
R Division
01/1949
03/1951
saleorunner@aol.com

Pipe Fitter

Essex Junction
VT

Best ship I ever served on! ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Rossetti
Daniel

DD
SN

01/1949
05/1953
dcrossetti@verizon.net

Retired Postal Clerk

Dover
DE

NN was the best lady I ever served on. Looking for William Schmidt Chief Machinist mate. **** PLANKOWNER ****
 


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Sklenka
Ronald

Ski
RD2
K
01/1949
07/1951
ronsklenka@aol.com

Retired

Marietta
GA

Have been trying to find Robert C. Blencowe from the K division. ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Chandler
Monford
B
Monty
GM3

01/1949
10/1951
gabymom@etv.net

Fire Control, Radar Tech

Green River
UT

I am listing this for my father, he passed away 1 Mar 1999. I do this for he always had a soft spot for the Newport News. I think this was his favorite ship of all those he served on. I wish I had known of this site before his death. If anyone remembers him please e-mail me. I think there are some pics in his papers. So if any of you remember him please contact me. I was born in Sept after the Newport News was commissioned. Also his "Plank Owner" certificate. ***** PLANK OWNER*****

  03/01/1999


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Chambers
Art


ME2
R Division
01/1949
07/1952


Police officer Suffolk Co, NY

Atlantic Beach
NC

Remember the cold gray day at commissioning ceremonies, shakedown at Gitmo, two Med cruises and all the stops in between the time I left her in dry dock at Portsmouth VA. July 52. Great times, great shipmates, great memories ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Sinkovic
Walter

Ski
SN
5th Division
01/1949
06/1952


Retired

Labelle
FL

Plank Owner SN 5th Div Went on board, served till 52.Just found out ship was scrapped, as plank owner I felt real sad. ****** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Jacobs
Charles
L
Little Jake
BM3
3rd Division
01/1949
06/1951
evanscd01@navy.mil

Retired. Retired from Naval Avionics as a Model Maker.

Fairland
IN

Still think about the old crew and the good times I had aboard the NN. This is my daughter's email and she will make sure I get any correspondence. ****** PLANK OWNER ******
 


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Gustafson
William
R
Gus
YNC
Executive
01/1949
01/1952
gailsews@verizon.net

Factory Manager


RI

I am listing this for my dad who had the best time of his life in the Navy, even taking into consideration the hard work and long hours/voyages. He retired after 20 years but wished he had stayed on. He attended the reunion a few years back in, I believe, Boston, and enjoyed it a lot. He passed away 13 June 2009 in the hospital from a bad infection and complications. My sister and I miss him and my mom a lot. She also passed this year 26 January 2009, Muriel. She traveled with him in the Navy and loved it - Greece, England, Italy, Turkey, Morrocco...Thank you to all his shipmates and all of you who protect us and our freedoms. e mail to daughter now as shown in new e mail aboveGod bless, Gail. ***** PLANK OWNER *****

  06/13/2009


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Lynch
Jack
L

FN
M1 Division
01/1949
01/1950


Retired Eng. Mgr. General Elec. for 35 years

Rome
GA

I still have "Plank Certificate" and "Blue Nose Card". Remember shakedown and GITMO. Many good memories of Shipmates. ******PLANK OWNER*****

  04/16/2010


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Petry
Walter
J

GM3
Armory
01/1949
05/1951
WJPetry2004@aol.com

Retired Plumber

Bloomington
IL

Left nevy and became plumber. Elected Union Business Agent for 37 years. Deputy sheriff, asst. county corner, city councilman. Now retired, bought a computer and can't do anything with it. Would like to hear from former shipmates. ******PLANK OWNER******
 


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Avery
Hartford
R
Hart
ME2
R Division
01/1949
06/1952
averhart@aol.com

Retired funeral director/realtor. Now working as a courier to keep me out of trouble.

Phoenix
AZ

Assigned to NN right out of boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. Rode boats from Portsmouth, VA to Newport News every day to ready the ship for commissioning. Was on the commissioning crew in January of 49. Worked as a metalsmith under direction of my assigned teacher Pippin. Was on the shakedown cruise to Cuba and Carribean ports. NN was the only ship I served on. Drove a bus while stationed in Norfolk in preparation for discharge in 1952. The Navy transformed me from a boy to a man. Have slides of all ports we sailed to and many great memories of the adventures in various ports of call. Best event was Christmas 1951 when we put in to Naples and distributed all the toys and presents we had ordered from Sears to the orphans of Naples. Spent many happy hours of liberty in Villa Franche. Would love to hear from any shipmates ******PLANK OWNER******
 


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Byes
John
W

SN
5th Division
01/1949
01/1951
lbyes@ earthlink.net

Driver before retiring

Colorado Springs
CO

***** PLANKOWNER *****
 


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Wagner
Howard
H
Howie
S1
R Division
01/1949
09/1952
howardwgnr@yahoo.com

Retired

Hot Springs Village
AR

Would like to hear from Arthur Puttkramer and other members of the R Division during that time. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Owen
Henry
E
Hank
RM1
Radio Division
01/1949
09/1952
dakotacrew1@yahoo.com

Plumbing Contractor (Retired)

Marathon
FL

Hank passed away on Aug 2,1989. His service on Newport News was the highlight of his life. He talked much about the Mediterranean. This was his second enlistment, the first in 46/47 aboard DD Massey This Listing was submitted by Hank's son Mark and the email is Mark's ******PLANK OWNER******

  08/02/1989


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Parker
Joseph
C
Joe
SH1
Ship Service
01/1949
01/1951
mjkurrie@bellsouth.net

Retired

Doerun
GA

***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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O'neill
Hugh

Red
TESN1
CR Division Navy Mail Clerk
01/1949
10/1949
HO1129@AOL.COM

Retired Police Dept

Leesburg
FL

WAS ORRIGNAL CREW MEMBER (PLANK OWNER )WORKED WITH J.C. PEARSON TE 1ST CLASS.OF LOUISVILLE,KY.PLEASE CONTACT IF LIVING. *******PLANK OWNER*********
 


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Talton
Needham
P

SM
1st Division
01/1949
12/1950
shana_o@hotmail.com

Retired

Goldsboro
NC

looking for crewmen that served in this time frame ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Gray
Norman
C

MM3
M Division
01/1949
06/1952
cpmccroskey@comcast.net

Retired




***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Smith
Roy


FM
M2 Division
01/1949
01/1951
gsmith509@aol.com






******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Red
Calvin
J

ET1
Operations
01/1949
03/1953
cjred@ texoma.net

Retired

Anna
TX

As far as I know I was the first enlisted asigned. When I got to Norfolk in Aug. 1948 no one knew where the CA 148 was. Took me a week to find it. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Langlois
Roland
E

GM3
4th Division
01/1949
06/1952
rolanglois@sbcglobal.net

Retired was a Mfg Eng in Aerospace

Danielson
CT

The NN was a great ship ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Grub
John
C
Gruby
QMSN
Fox and Navigation
01/1949
06/1951
jcanddee@pa.net

Corp. Director of Credit & Collections, Retired

Enola
PA

Came aboard in Fox Div. Transferred to Navigation and made QMSN. Was transferred to USS Macon CA-132 and made QM3 but did not ship over so never wore my crow. Had signed for 3 yrs. but held an additional year because of Korean conflict. Out in late '52. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Smith
John
J
Smitty
Radarm
R Division
01/1949
12/1951
mld757@msn.com



Dunedin
FL

This is for my father - he passed away in March 2002. Always spoke proudly and fondly of the Newport News. Would like to hear about the places it sailed during his tenure. Please contact me at this email address. I am his daughter. ******PLANK OWNER*****

  03/00/2002


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Allen Jr.
George

Al
FN
Engineering
01/1949
06/1953
georgeanbarb@ goes.com

Retired Union Electrician

Northern
NJ

I posted this for my father,George Allen.He is a plank owner like many of you, and like you also didn't receive his piece when she was mothballed. I filled in the info. the best I could. He always speaks with pride of you Newport News, as I often heard stories of her cruises. For those of you who knew him back then, I suppose he's still the same man, a man I've always been proud to call my father. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Parry
George
W
Pinhead
Firema

01/1949
01/1951
walesboy@comcast.net

Retired

Cobleskill
NY

Best recollection for my Dad at age 90. Plank owner. (dates are his best guess) ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Sobolosky
John

Ski
BM1
Gunnery
01/1949
12/1951




Virginia Beach
VA



  06/21/2013


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Culbertson
Morris
D
Mike
SA-DK2
Fox, S1 Division
01/1949
12/1951
pokchp1958@aol.com

Retired Antique Dealer

Grovetown
GA

Went aboard right out of boot camp. Served in Fox division until after shakedown then transferred to S-1 in the disbursing office until transferred 12/51 to Great Lakes Ill ******PLANK OWNER********
 


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Owen
Fred
S
Pokey
BM2
2nd Division
02/1949
08/1953
paulann03@hotmail.com

Retired

Lafayette
OR

The ship was my home for over two years. I was a member of that CHAMPIONSHIP basketball team. we took on all comers and beat most of them. I always relish hearing from other plank owners! ***** PLANK OWNER *****
 


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Morris
Vernon
H
Vern
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M1 Division
02/1949
06/1952
vhmorris@verizon.net

Retired Tool & Die Owner/Foreman

Westfield
MA



  11/11/2012


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Young
Timothy
R
Root
SGT
Marine Detatchment
02/1949
00/0000
DrMarkEYoungSr@aol.com

Col. (VA ARNG & USAR ret.) & Prof. of Economics; Chairman Busn. Dept.

Petersburg
VA

He started his deployment as a PFC, 522 Sea Guard & 745 Inf. Rifleman, then 0771 20mmAA MG & 5800 Guard, promoted to Cpl., 0311 Inf. Unit Leader, and then Sgt. 5831 Guard NCO, 0311 Section Ldr., MG plt., FMF. He served as body guard for King Paul and Queen Fredrika of Greece while they were onboard. He also served as a guard for the Admiral and other visiting dignitaries who visited, including General Omar Bradley and Secretary of Defense, Charles Wilson. He guarded other dignitaries such as Rita Hayworth, and her husband the Ali Khan. Also known for his marksmanship, Sgt. Young was largely responsible for his group besting a unit of the Queen's Royal Marines in a rifle match while on tour in the Mediterranean. Sgt. Young, Left the ship in July, 1951 to go ashore and fight with the Wpns.Co. 3rd Bn 7th. Marines, 1stMarDiv, in Korea. He fought heroically and was selected to represent (carried the colors) the entire 1st Marine Div. in Ike's inaugural Parade. Before leaving Korea, General James A. Van Fleet gave a farewell review to the "collection of heroes" (including Sgt. Young) from the 8th Army who were selected to march in Eisenhour's inaugural parade. Gen. Van Fleet called them "the greatest collection of heroes that perhaps has ever been assembled - significant of a great Army." His picture appeared on the front page of the Washington Post and in Time Magazine. He met Eisenhour twice, once in the field and after he was President. The first time he met Ike in the field, Gen. Ike singled my father out (Dad was 6'4" and stood out) and asked him how he got to be so big. Dad, barked back in true USMC form, "Sir, I eat a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Sir!" Years later at Ike's Inaugural festivities, Ike spotted my father again and approached him. Pres. Ike said, "Son, I see your still eating those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches." We were so amazed that the President would have remembered my father and much less his comment years before that. Dad went on to make the USS Newport News proud. He joined the VaArng and Army Reserve and attained the rank of Col. He was the highest "military" educated officer and also earned 7 Master's degrees and was Chairman of the business department at William & Mary's Ricard Bland College in Petersburg, VA. Dad passed away at age 50 in 1981. I'd love to hear from his shipmates! My warmest regards to all of you who served on this beautiful ship! Respectfully, Dr. Mark E. Young, Sr. (son) ***** PLANK OWNER *****

  10/00/1981


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Soring
Donald
S
Duck and Duke
Firema
M2 Division
02/1949
08/1952


Retired Du Pont

Aston
PA

I was on the Newport News baseball team in 1952.

  02/16/2006


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Robnik
John


BM2
2nd Division
02/1949
08/1953
paulann03@ hotmail.com

Retired


MA

My father is alive and well. He served on The Albany, Newport News, Columbus, North Hampton and The Boston. We talk alot about his 22 years in the Military. He mentions Jim Brinsfield and Arthur Mace. I see John "Smokey" Holzmeister is looking for Robnik. I would love to reconnect him with his Buddies! Please email me.
 


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Taylor Jr,
Philip
L
Phil
QMSN
Fox and Navigation
03/1949
07/1952
lamptaylor@verizon.net ( My son's email

Retired

Ashland
VA

I was assigned to the USS Newport News straight out of Great Lakes, Illinois. Borded the ship in Getmo Bay during shake down cruise. Some of my fondness memories were playing baseballon the ship's team and winning the CruLant championship in 1949 (left-hand pitcher). You remember that game, Bob (Ensign Robert C. Bryan). I too think that Capt. Smoot was the finest commanding officer that I sewrved under. I would like to hear from anyone else who played baseball during these years. ***** PLANK OWNER ? *****
 


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Van Hook
Cartis
C
Van
BM3
4th Division
03/1949
03/1951
ccvhooker2@aol.com

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Louisville
KY


 


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Ross Jr.
Charles
W
Charlie
YN2
EX Division
03/1949
02/1952


CPO, USN/Ret; Retired Boston Longshoreman; Boxing Photojournalist

Milton
MA

Captain's Yeoman ******PLANK OWNER******

  00/00/0000


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Rutledge
Donald
M
Boats
SN
6th Division
04/1949
06/1951
rutl9995@bellsouth.net

Retired

Huntsville
AL

I remember the first meal we had on the shakdown cruise,chilli and hot chocolate.all the mess hall tables fell andhad to be put away. ******PLANK OWNER*****
 


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Schultz
Edward
A
Ed
GM2
7th Division
04/1949
01/1953
elsupremono1@hotmail.com

Banker


FL

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Parsons
Harwood


FN
M2 Division
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09/1949
hparsons@ rochester.rr.com

Xerox Corp. Tool Crib & Safety Coordinator

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NY


 


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Benny
Samuel
J

SN
7th Division
04/1949
09/1951
sbenny@zoominternet.net

Retired Police Chief

Evans City
PA

Changed rate from seaman to airman, assigned to VX2 in Chincoteague Va, completed two tours with the Navy, then joined Pa. Air National Guard.
 


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Besket
John
J
Herman
SN
1st Division
04/1949
06/1951
bceddy@comcast.net

Director of Play, Bethesda Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland

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Larkins
Frank
D

GMSN
7th Division
04/1949
01/1951
fdl30@aol.com

retired chief electric lineman

Clark
NJ

every time i shave i think of the newport news[joke]
 


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Cox
Charles
F

SA
2nd Division
04/1949
12/1949
charlescox@frontier.net

Banker 25 years Vetrans Service officer 15 years

Ord
NE

Duty station turret 2 powder handling room, served 7 months on NN left Dec 49 joined USAF spent 16 months in Korea
 


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Worosylla
Gene

Whiskey
BT2
B Division
04/1949
06/1952
whynotme1234@cox.net

Retired/ Computer Programmer

Phoenix
AZ

#4 Boiler room
 


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Van Elsen
James

Jim
Legroo
4th and A Division
05/1949
08/1951


Retired

Panama City Beach
FL

I would like to hear from anyone who served with me onboard the USS Newport News. I am also looking for Harold Bennett from Georgia and John Duke from Louisiana. The email listed is my daughter's and she will get any info to

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Kolacki Jr.
Bernie
J

BM3
5th Division
05/1949
08/1952
bkolacki@nycap.rr.com

Retired Music Educator and current Church Organist

Broadalbin
NY

Came aboard the Newport News in May of 1949 on her shakedown cruise. I served three years and 3 months and was discharged in August of 1952.
 


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Orman
Donald
A

FC3
Fox Division
05/1949
08/1952




Edgewater
FL


 


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Pletcher
Dean

Pletch
GM3
Fox
06/1949
08/1952
dean.pletcher@mchsi.com

Retired

Medina
MN

I spent many of fun filled days on N. n.
 


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McCormick
Thomas

Tom
FN2

06/1949
12/1949
sailor2@optonline.net

Retired

Long Island
NY


 


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Hall Jr.
Louis
E

RD3
Radar Division
06/1949
07/1951


Semi-Retired

Burbon
IN

During GQ I was radar operator in turrett #2. We had a misfire during this practice and everyone got out safely

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Espiritu
Benjamin


E6/Coo

06/1949
06/1959
dean.ryan2012@yahoo.com

Retired

La Palma
CA

My grandfather was a steward. In 1953 He was sent to Norfolk Virginia for R&R. He was then sent to task 43 deep freeze opperation for 4yrs. In 1958 he was sent on the U.S. Satar. during the korean war and was a store keeper. 1959-63 he was station in London at Governors square as a store keeper. In 1967 he was sent to the Vietnam War on YRBM 31 opperating Mekong Delta in the Teht Offense. In 1968 the viet kong sunk the YRBM 31. In 1968 he was sent home to Cerritos, CA and retired with the Navy. During the 70's attended Cal State Fullerton and got a degree in acounting. During the late 70's worked for the Naval Supply in Long Beach, CA. He then wound up retiring with U.S. Post Office in 1992. He is now fully retired and works out at his local gym 3 days a week.
 


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Pletcher
Delmer
D
Pletch
gm3
Fox
07/1949
08/1952
dean.pletcher@mchsi.com

retired

Long Lake
MN

I really enjoyed my time i seved on the NN
 


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Parker
Douglas

Doug
TE2
CR Division
07/1949
08/1952
beastranger2@yahoo.com

Paper cutter/retired

Sanford
ME


 


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McCurdy
Ronald
E
Mac
Seaman
Quartermaster
09/1949
06/1952
maryron51@aol.com
no
retired

wheaton
IL

plank owner
 


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Little
Burleigh
A
Smokey
DC3
R Division
09/1949
10/1951
fireball221@aol.com

Retired NY state fire inspector/investigator

Kenmore
NY

I would like to know where the ship is berthed and any info the members would like to provide.
 


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Ferrell
Robert
E
Bo
GMSN
Fox Division
10/1949
04/1953
BMF3379@aol.com

retired (former policeman and truck driver

Philadelphia
PA

looking for anyone who served in the above dates. would like to hear from you
 


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Brown
Robert

Brownie
SO3

10/1949
03/1953


Retired

Reedsburg
WI

Looking for Ruddy, Guinessey, who played on the basketball team
 


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Holzmeister
John

Smokey
SN
3rd Division/Fantail
11/1949
01/1952
drmweaver@gmail.com

Deceased

Olympia
WA

I am John Holzmeisters daughter and would like to hear from anyone who remembers him. My father passed away July 26,2006.He is deeply missed by those who knew him.

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Cartell
George
W

TE3
CR Division
11/1949
07/1951
fastcar69rs@yahoo.com

Retired from General Motors with 33 years of service

Cleveland
OH

Please feel free to email me at this address, which is my son's email, but he will relay any messages. The crew was the BEST!!
 


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Cochran
Eugene
L

WT1
A Division
11/1949
12/1952
fayecochran@cox.net

Retired

Macon
GA

Furnished you high salinity water Passed away from congestive heart failure. Born Nov. 30, 1919 Died August 04, 2008 age 88 years 9 months

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Desparrois
Frank
J


M
12/1949
06/1950
frankdes307@hotmail.com

Retired

Glenwood
IA


 


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Etchingham
John
B
Etch
FP3
R Division
12/1949
08/1952
jbetchjr@aol.com

Librarian

North Kingston
RI

Served again on the ship 10-62 to 01-66
 


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Williamson
William
W
Willy
SA/FT1
Fox Division
12/1949
05/1954
usnavy24@chesapeake.net

Retired (twice, once from military, once from civilian)

Lusby
MD

Came aboard as part of pre-commissioning crew (along with twin brother George) as an SA right out of Great Lakes boot camp. Was aboard for about 4 1/2 years then transferred as FT1 to USS Pittsburgh CA 72. Pittsburgh couldnt touch NN in any manner. No comparison whatsoever. Made the Navy my career, served aboard 6 ships including two other heavies (Des Moines, Boston) and three DLG/CG (Reeves, Gridley, MacDonough). Did two tours of shore duty as instructor at Naval Guided Missiles School, Dam Neck, VA. Made Master Chief in 1966, retired after 24 years in 1971. Went to work with civilian contractor supporting Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC. Retired from that ratrace in 1990, built my retirement home in southern Maryland (near Chesapeake Bay), bought a 28 foot cabin cruiser and am now living the "good life". Have two children (both in their 40's now) and four grandchildren. Been a great life, I wouldn't trade one second of it. Twin brother George lives i !n San Diego, has two kids of his own. He retired after 20 years, also worked as civilian contractor for Navy .
 


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Riggs
Wallace

Wally
LTJG
4th Division
12/1949
06/1951
riggs@armyresidence.net

Navy Captain Retired

San Antonio
TX

Was 5 inch battery officer. Made 2 Seven month cruises to the Med. in 50 and 51. Ship was flagship of the 6th Fleet.
 


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Stapleton
Donald
E

FT2
Fox Division
12/1949
04/1953
donaldstapleton@verizon.net



West Chester
PA


 


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Baiocchi
Daniel




12/1949
12/1951
handikris@comcast.net



New Haven
CT

This is Dan's granddaughter Kristen. I am helping my grandfather find his ship mates. He suffered a stroke in 2007 and is making great progress. Please contact us!
 


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Boyd
Clifford

Cliff
MMC
M1
01/1950
09/1951
cliffb6104@aol.com

Retired USN & HS shop teacher

San Diego
CA

I am not sure if I would be considered a plank owner or not as I came aboard ship when the NN was on it's shake down at Gitmo. I enjoy reading the NN website. I am now 86 years young and looking for anyone that I was on the ship with during the 1st Med cruise and the trip to Halifax, NS.I only served on one cruiser during my 20 years in the Navy but I always remember the great lay out of the machinery spaces, everything in one machinery space was great for operations. Also the air conditioning was such an improvement over the old windscoops the 4 pipe destroyers used.I would have stayed on the NN but got a chance to go to radar school and go to the Korean War on another destroyer. Love to hear from anyone I knew or knew me during that period.
 


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Ritchie
William
D
Ritchie
AGAN
Operations
01/1950
06/1950
silaxritchie@AOL.COM

Retired

Rehoboth Beach
DE

Reported on board as Capt.Smoot turned over command to Capt. James Laidlaw. Sailed for Med. cruise. Upon return to U.S. I was transferred to Newport, RI naval base.
 


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Zawadzki
Raymond
J
Zewald
ET1
T Division
01/1950
06/1954
rayz@q.com



Spokene
WA


 


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Mondy
Charles
W
Chuck
Firema
M Division
01/1950
12/1952
newc2@suite224.net

Retired

Conneaut
OH


 


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Thibodeau Sr.
Richard
J
Tip
BMSN
1st Division
01/1950
12/1952
tippydd699@hotmail.com

Retired Police Officer

Bridgeport
CT

Going from a sumner class destroyer to a heavy cruiser was like coming aboard a cruise ship,does anyone have the nn bugle calls??Remember holystoneing the deck. I have a ships company picture from 1951 norfolk va, Capt Cooper was skipper then,picture was taken at pier side.
 


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McGuinness
Edward
J
Ed
FT2
Fox Division
01/1950
12/1953
ejmcguinness@msn.com

Project engineer on missell and space programs

Norwalk
CT

Main duty was in gun director #39
 


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Lansing
Paul

Red
FM
A Division
01/1950
12/1953
paullansing@msn.com

Retired

Hungry Horse
MT


 


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Baker
Richard
D
Dick
SA
Galley
01/1950
12/1950
richardbaker1025@comcast.net

Retired

Albuquerque
NM


 


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Frields
Robert
G
Bob
RD3
K Division
04/1950
08/1951
rgfrields@netscape.net

Pastor

Bedford
IN

Does anbody know where Robert Weber is now?
 


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Kaylie
Sheldon
C
Shell
PN3
EX Division
04/1950
03/1954
ddk30@aol.com

Retired Sales Manager

Monroe Township
NJ


 


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Davis
Roger
B
Davis
FTSN
Fox Div.
05/1950
09/1953
rogerbdavisus@gmail.com

Retired

Lexington
KY


 


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Doms
Robert

Bob
RMSN
4th And Flag (Cru Div Two)
05/1950
01/1952


Retired Navy, Retired Air Traffic Controller

Belleview
FL


 


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White
Sidney

Sid
EN1
A Division
05/1950
02/1953
swgmw12@sbcglobal.net

Retired from Curmmins Engine Co. March 1981 after 33 years as a division Service Manager.

Azle
TX



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Carpenter
Earl


QM3
CS Division
05/1950
11/1952
ninesevenstreet@hotmail.com

Retired General Building Contractor

Ft. Wayne
IN

Sorry they had to scrap the old girl.
 


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Cooper
George
P
Coop
SN
7th Division
05/1950
05/1954
clcooper@eastman.com

Ball Bearing Maker (Hoover Universal)

Erwin
TX


 


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McGowan
Francis
E
Frank
SN
Supply
06/1950
01/1953
newyorklion@hotmail.com

Self-Employed CPA

Honolulu
HI

Looking for friends who were aboard from 1950 to 1953
 


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Lucas
John

Chip
FN
Engineering
06/1950
08/1952
cgone610@aol.com

Retired Air Canada Lead Cargo Agent

St Augustine
FL

Left Great Lakes Company 82 in June of 1950 for Norfolk to join ships company....The very first day while assembling on the fan tail for muster a General Quarters Drill was announced...Not knowing where my GQ station was because we were still in the process of getting quarters info... Everyone scattered except 3 fellow boots, who stood there. Wound up with a Captains Mast. My Chief explaned my situation and I got off with a lecture. Not a plank owner, but I did get a "Blue Nose Certificate" for crossing the Artic Circle on a winter cruise.
 


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Bannister
Richard
A

SN
Fox/7th
07/1950
11/1953
bbannister@cox.net



Casa Grande
AZ


 


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Curtis Jr.
Elwin
F
Sonny
SN
2nd
08/1950
08/1953


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Ellsworth
ME

I was a gun striker in turret #2 at that time. I sorry to hear the story of the explosion, The center was my GQ station.
 


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St. Pierre
Phil

Saint
SO3
King Div
08/1950
06/1955
Taylor67@aol.com

Graphics Consultant


NY

I was given this site address by a friend and I opened to crew #1 and what name appears first on the list "MOOSE MILLER" my old fearless leader of K Div. Question: is "Rags" the signalman who used old T shirts to shine his jaguar & shot a flair gun at a bum boat in Haiti ?? Where are all the rest of the guys from Michigan ? or Cappazoli from New Jersey, Doc Dougherty from post office or Barney from Wilkes Barre, Pa.
 


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Sawye
Thomas
P
Buzz
MM2
M Division
09/1950
10/1951
buzz1998@erols.com

Supervisor of maintenance-Tug Boats CSX RR

Hampton
VA

Retired in 1984 37 years service. Love to hear from any shipmate. My sport is tennis. Play 3 to 5 times a week.
 


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McMahon
Joseph

Mack
TE3
CR Division
09/1950
12/1952
jpmffld@yahoo.com

Retired

Milford
CT

I feel privileged to have served aboard both the USS Newport News and then aboard the USS Salem. I came aboard the NN fresh out of boot camp and assigned to the 5th div. Although a great experience, a swabbie's life was not for me. Transferred to CR Div as a Teleman apprentice. Discharged from Salem as TE1. Many fond memories of shipboard life. This website is great.
 


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Baker
Donald
L
Don
QM3
N Division
09/1950
11/1953









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Hicks
Frank
T
Hicksy
GM2
4th Division
09/1950
11/1953
fhicks@SC.RR.COM

Funeral Director Retired

Pawleys Island
SC

I served in the 4th div. on the deck force for awhile. In 51 was assigned to Mt 52 as a gunners mate striker attaining the rank of Gm2 also I become mt. captain before leaving the ship I enjoyed serving on the News and a lot of very fond memories My son and I still own a Funeral Home in Geneseo, New York where I help out in the summer My wife Bea and I enjoy golf and the beach in the winter.
 


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Hedler
Sylvester
M
Sly
SK2
S1 Division
09/1950
06/1952
jpmffld@yahoo.com

Retired

Minneapolis
MN

Beautiful Ship, wonderful memories.
 


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Turner
Jack
L

SN
Ships Service & Deck force
09/1950
12/1952
jbailey46@yahoo.com



Ormond Beach
FL

Looking for former shipmates to share good times and memories.
 


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Oliver
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Ollie
ME3
E.
11/1950
10/1952
1601 S E 8TH AVE. LOT # 364
osimon3@tampabay.rr.com
Retired St Louis Firefighter

Crystal River
FL


 


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Delaney
James
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Fred
YN1
A-Div.-Engr. Log Room.
11/1950
04/1954
james_f_delaney@sbcglobal.net

Manager Government Contracts - Norder Division of United Technologies Corporation

Milford
CT

Have been trying to contract my old shipmates on the Newport News. Time frame from 1950-1954. Spent some time in the 4th division on the signal bridge and the Engineering Log Room. I think of Big Thunder a lot sorry they scrapped her. She deserved a better faith. So now I visit the Witch to bring back old memories. But it is not the same!. Hoping to contact someone along with my Massachusetts shipmate Lloyd E. Anthony. We seem to be the only ones around. Has been almost 50 years! Smooth Sailing. Would enjoy corresponding with some of my former shipmates. Call 203 877 3338 or E-Mail.
 


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Glascock
Robert
S
Stu
ET3
T Division
11/1950
07/1954
stuartg53@hotmail.com

Retired

Mechanicsville
VA

Have lost touch with the guys that I had such a good time with. If any of you old timers from T division are still around please get in touch.
 


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McGowen
Charles
F
Charlie
SN
6th and L Division
11/1950
06/1953
cmcgowan1@tampabay.rr.com

Retired

Largo
FL

It was a pleasure to be on board.Made one Reunion in Norfolk
 


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Edwards
Walter
M
Peacoat Eddie
FCSN
Fox Division
11/1950
07/1952
jrlv53@embarqmail.com

Retired from Roadway Express

Grayson County
VA

I was aboard during 2 Med Cruises.
 


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Westerlind
Richard
D

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Repair Carpenter
11/1950
09/1953
captain@medusagear.com

Retired Captain

Indiantown
FL


 


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Gangale
Louis
A

SN
5th Division
11/1950
02/1952
louisgangale@yahoo.com



Blackstone
VA


 


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Anthony
Lloyd
E

YN2
Fox
11/1950
06/1954
BanerLloyd@verizon.net

Retired

Wayland
MA


 


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Lane
Cecil
E

3rd Cl
MP
12/1950
06/1954
cecilelane@embarqmail.com

Retired

Washington
NC

Like to hear from other crew members.
 


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Izenberg
Alan


SK1
S1 Division
12/1950
09/1953
alanizen@aol.com



West Palm Beach
FL


 


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De Viller
Gerald
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Jerry, Bab
SR

12/1950
10/1954
kidaftergodzhart@aol.com



Wakefield
MA

Hello, I am on here for my dad. He served on the U.S.S. Newport News CA-148 in the Korean War. I am on here for my father, who was very proud of his time spent serving his country. I am here to honor him and want to know if any of his shipmates remember him and could tell me what he was like? Jerry passed away when I was 12 years old and there is so much I don't know about him that I was wondering if anyone who served with him those 4 years remembers him and could tell me anything about him. And to all who served with my dad, thank you. Please contact me with any stories you can tell me about him,I'd greatly appreciate it.
 


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Irvin
George
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Irv
RD2
K Division
01/1951
07/1954
gamrn@yahoo.com

Retired HS Mathematics Teacher

Cape May
NJ

Made 4 trips to Med. Looking for old Radar Buddies having served '51 - '54.
 


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Hillier
Arthur

Art
FT3
Fox Division
01/1951
12/1953
Art1ev2@aol.com

Retired Chemist

Winter Haven
FL

Just discovered this site. Now spend my time on golf, tennis, and genealogy. Wonder what became of my former shipmates, especially the one who owes me $20.00.
 


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Williams
Robert
E
Willie
ET3
T Division
01/1951
12/1953
Cymraeg1884@webtv.net

Retired

Goshen
IN

Very glad to have found this great site. It's just like a trip back in time. Would love to hear from some old shipmates. Looking for anyone who can tell me the status on H.L."Gus"Palmer, ET1. Still living? Last known address, etc.
 


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Swope
Charles
M

SA
9th Division
01/1951
12/1953
j1swope@aol.com

Retired

New Cumberland
PA


 


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Erwin
Elliot


GM2
7th Division
01/1951
08/1954
ElliottLRHC@wmconnect.com

retired electrician Fed.Gov.

Sterling
VA

Had a great time abourd this ship,left in o8/54 went to the BB63 to put it out of commision in Bremerton Washington Navy Yard
 


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Phillips
Donald


RDSN
6th and K Division
01/1951
05/1952
donjaphil@metrocast.net

retired English teacher secondary level

Meredith
NH

Fondly remember the Med cruises and the smoky poker games when the ship was docked. Would like to rehash old times with CIC team mates.
 


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Duke
Adolf
B
Bryant
SN
Personel
01/1951
10/1954
Acuitydesign@hotmail.com






This is sons email address if any remember A.B. Duke please contact his son Adam B Duke Bryant Duke (Sept 19,1930 – July 6, 2007) Bryant Duke 77, of Durham NC, died Friday July 6, 2007 after an extended illness at Western Wake Hospital in Cary. Bryant was born in Oxford, NC September 19, 1930 to Martha Beatrice and Ernest Bryant Duke. He moved to Durham when he started elementary school and lived there until graduation from Durham High School. Bryant then joined the Navy and for the next four years served aboard the USS NewPort News. After his return from the Navy, Bryant went to work at Duke Medical Center as an illustrator and medical photographer. In 1970 he began working at the National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as the Institute Photographer and later as a Contracting Officer in purchasing and remained there until his retirement in 2001. Bryant is survived by his ex-wives Louise Shamel of Durham and Naomi Jean Bernheim of Cary; sons Chip Duke and Adam Bryant Duke; daughters Dale McLain, Juli Duke, and Paige Duke; grandchildren Ian, William, Jacob, Aiden, Taylor, Spencer, Stephanie, Jessica, and Katherine. You can contact Adam Bryant Duke at Acuitydesign@ hotmail.com

  07/06/2007


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Howard
Clayton

Clayt
SN
7th Division
01/1951
12/1954


Retired-GMC

Clio
MI

Remembering Villa France and all the good liberty
 


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Scherping
James
C

RD3
K Division
01/1951
12/1954


Retired-G.M.C. Floor Inspector

Birch Run
MI

The Greatest days of my life are the memory's of life aboard the ship, and the men I miss so much today.
 


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Mitchell
Joe


EM2
E Division
01/1951
12/1955
jmitch4444@aol.com

Retired IBM Field Eng.

Wilmington
NC


 


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Botti
Tom


SN
3rd and Fox Division
01/1951
12/1954
tombo99@msm.com

Superintendant

Pompano Beach
FL

I am glad I found it, my shipmate told me about it.
 


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Kipfer
Albertus

Al
RD2
K Division
01/1951
10/1954


Golf Pro and Owner/Retired

Caseville
MI

One of the Greatest times of my life was serving aboard the USS Newport News. Great Ship and Great Crew. What more can a man ask for?

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MacPherson
James


DC3
R
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10/1954
macphersonj@bouldercolorado.gov






I am signing up my father. He passed away in June of 2012.
 


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Sweeny
George
L

ME3
51-52 7th Division, 52-54 Rodg
02/1951
10/1954
rgppap@msn.com

Retired

Cliffside Park
NJ

Trying to find Al Hartshorn ("R: Div.)
 


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Van Luven
William
R
Bill
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CR Division
02/1951
12/1952
wrvl@aol.com

retired, paper/packaging industry and own business

St. Louis
MO

I have fond memories of time aboard
 


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Rose
Marvin

Red
SN1
3rd Division
02/1951
02/1954
joanvrose@aol.com

Retired from IBM

Rochester
MN

l was a crew member on Captain Cooper's gig. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
 


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Bieda
Robert
J

BM3
7th, 9th messdeck master of ar
03/1951
01/1957
vbieda@yahoo.com

Ret. Forman from The City Of Warren,Mi

Warren
MI


 


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Dahlquist
Dick


IC2
E Division
04/1951
10/1954


Unisys Corp. Retired

Bella Vista
AR


 


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Duncanson
Donald
J

RD2

04/1951
10/1954
katebrit@comcast.net



Novi
MI


 


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Waggoner
Cletus

Wag
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Hospital
04/1951
12/1952


Retired US Postal Worker

Springville
IN



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Wilson
John
E

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1st Division
04/1951
05/1955
dawnutz@hotmail.com

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Pahrump
NJ


 


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Honeck
William
H
Bill
RD3
K Division
04/1951
10/1954
wilfor@aol.com

Retired Senior Buyer/engineer Autoliv/Airbag Div

Owosso
MI

I would like to here from any of the old gang who were in the radar group during1951 to 1954.Also those that played on the ships baseball team during that time.
 


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Ledger
Robert
L
Bob
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T Division
05/1951
11/1953
r.ledger@comcast.net

Retired from FAA

Amherst
NH


 


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Lawless
Donald
C

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Radio One & Deck
05/1951
11/1951
carl.lawless@sbcglobal.net



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OH


 


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Haehnel
Arthur

Art
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05/1951
10/1954
ahaehnel@intergate.com

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Leesburg
FL


 


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Katz
Leon
J

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10/1954
lckatz@earthlink.net

Retired Plumbing Inspections, City Of Minneapolis, Mn.

St. Paul
MN

Have lots of great slides & old 8mm movies from my time in the NN....some great memories. The website is fantastic.
 


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Grill
George
A
Boats
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5th Division
05/1951
11/1954
dino1saur@aol.com

Trucking Business Owner (Retired)

Lake Oswego
OR

Only fond memories of the ship and crew.
 


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Schaner
Bernard
L
Bernie
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E Division
05/1951
12/1954
bernies72@earthlink.net

Retired from the Nuclear Power Industry. Was Operations Supervosor in charge of day to day plant operations.

Umatilla
FL

Currently enjoying woodworking and the making of furniture from scratch. Enjoying Florida weather year around and glad to be out of the Michigan winter weather.
 


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Oddo
William
H
Bill
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S3 Division
05/1951
10/1954
whoddo@aol.com

Retired Barber

Bellevue
OH

I join in with everyone who said the days on board the News were the good ole days---- weren't they.
 


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Shaw
Carl

Curly
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05/1951
10/1954
carl.shaw@att.net

Retired firefighter From 1956 to 1984 (28 yrs.)

Champaign
IL


 


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Snyder
Richard
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Dick
FA

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04/2955
lindsellway@hvi.net






I am Richard,s daughter and my son is interested in his grandfather ship.

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Hosken
Charles


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05/1953
chosken@ttlc.net

Retired. Chain Store Mgr

Dover
NH

Any one have info on Eric England or Dave Mead ?
 


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Hagdorn
Donald
R

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Fox Division
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10/1952
d.hagedorn@comcast.net

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Naples
FL

love to hear about "B.J." O'Millian and anyone going to this year's reunion.
 


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shaw
carl
e
curly
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00/0000
carl.shaw 1931@gmail.com

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IL


 


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ARCERY
ALAN
R
ARCHIE

CSSN
06/1951
04/1954
ARAARA1@MSN.COM

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MASSAPEQUA PARK
NY

WAS A BAKER. LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES THAT I WAS FRIENDLY WITH, LARRY GRASS, TONY RAZZINI, GEORGE MANN
 


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weitz
jim
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06/1951
06/1963
jweitz7@hotmail.com

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dubuque
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Hunt
Thomas
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06/1951
09/1954
kriand@aol.com

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Naples
FL


 


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Hobbs
Albert

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09/1954


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Davenport
IA


 


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Hartsock
Gordon
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06/1951
06/1953
mhart2hart@msn.com

Truck Driver, Peace Officer and a Machinist

Millport
NY

I am a retired truck driver, I have 7 children, my oldest boys (twins) were born while I was aboard ship in 1952. I am trying to reach many of the crew members to whom I spent time with aboard the USS Newport News. If anyone can help please notify my e-mail address, and I will get back in touch with you. I was glad to be a crew member with the S-3 Division. Hope to hear from you soon.
 


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Sacchi
Joseph
W
Joe
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6th Division
06/1951
06/1955
calsac35@aol.com

Police Captain

Township of Washington
NJ

We have attended the last 4 Newport News Reunions and I have enjoyed seeing all my old buddies. See you in 2003. Remember the Division Parties in Villa, France? I retired as Police Captain in Twp. of Washington in 1996,after 35 years. My wife Carol and I enjoy being able to travel to our place on Topsail Beach NC. every few months.
 


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Soohoo
Edmund

Ed
LTJG
CR Division
06/1951
03/1953
esoohoo@gmail.com

Retired. Program Manager at Lockheed Missiles & Space

Saratoga
CA

The News was my first ship and made a lasting impression on me. Enjoyed the 52 and 53 Med cruises until I was transferred to the amphibious force which was not quite as nice. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me after 50 years!
 


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Jones
Norman


SO2
K Division
06/1951
05/1952
srseis@comcast.net

Retired from Western Electric

Waynesburg
KY


 


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ARCERY
ALAN
R
ARCHIE
CSSN
CSS
06/1951
06/1953
ARAARA1@MSN.COM
1128 LAKESHORE DRIVE MASSAPEQUA PARK NY 11762
RETIRED

MASSAPEQUA PARK
NY

SERVED ABOARD THE NEWPORT NEWS 1951-1953 SERVED IN THE MED. AS THE ROMAING AMBASSADOR
 


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Morrow
Donald
W

HM3
H Division
07/1951
06/1953
dm_508@hotmail.com



Harmony Twp
NJ



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Burgess
John
A
Porky
GMC2
6th Division
08/1951
01/1955
burgess@olg.com

Retired Printer

Fort Washington
MD

See you at the reunion!
 


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Winn
Carl

cant
EM3
EM Division
08/1951
05/1953


construction electrician

Fenton
MI

I had a great time with a great gang. I can only remember the good times
 


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Wilburn
Wayne

Punk
SH3
S3 Division
08/1951
08/1954
ashriner96@aol.com

Retired Barber USNTC San Diego, Ca. Thirty eight years with the Navy Exchange. Being a shipserviceman started me on that.

Flatwoods
KY

Went aboard as a kid left as a man. I still keep in contact with old shipmates. Have lost a few. Won't be the same at the reunion with out Bill Minnick signing "On My Way to Gitmo aboard the Newport News". Would like to hear from shipmates that remember me, especially Ray McGinty from Pittsburg
 


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Ferraro
James

Jay
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E Division
08/1951
01/1955
jayjo@thevillages.net

Retired

The Villages
FL


 


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McGinty
Raymond

Mac
SS3C
7th Division
08/1951
06/1954
e.mcginty@comcast.net

Retired

Pittsburg
PA

I enjoyed the 4 years that I was aboard the USS Newport News. I made many good friends. Some of these guys were Tom Bryant, Rick Clark, George Mann, Eugene Mellon, Ray Gonzales, Jim Miller, Steve and Danny Romero and John Matty.
 


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Squires
John
E

EN3
E Division
08/1951
02/1955
michaelsquires24@hotmail.com

Retired

Lorain
OH


 


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CONNER
LARRY
D

FT3
FOX
08/1951
10/1954
LARRYANDPAT31@COMCAST.NET
DECATUR,IL.
RETIRED PERSONNEL SUPERVISOR CATERPILLAR

DECATUR
IL

EMPLOYED AT CAT 39 YRS.-MARRIED 56 YRS.1 DAUGHTER AND 2 GRAND-DAUGHTERS-STARTER ON BB TEAM AND PITCHER ON SOFTBALL TEAM.WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANY OF MY SHIPMATES.
 


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Riedel
Ray

Shorty
MMFN
Mike Division
09/1951
08/1952
jenterpr@dcr.net

Retired Plant Engineer

Frankfort
KY


 


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Shay
Robert

Bob
BT3
MP Division
09/1951
04/1955


Retired

Lady Lake
FL

Spent all my time in boiler room #4
 


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Barbato
Robert
E
Bob
EM2
E Division
09/1951
09/1954
rebgwing@gmail.com

Retired

Longmont
CO


 


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Ingraham
Richard

Dick
SA/SN
Mess Hall/Side Cleaner
09/1951
12/1952
peye@rochester.rr.com

NYS Licensed Private Investigator

Rochester
NY

I came from Baimbridge MD. Boot-Camp, Com. 111- right to the News--not sure what company but I know I did Mess Hall work & maybe side-cleaner. I was a snot nosed kid, 17 yrs. old-112 pounds, no whiskers, but thought I was tough. Ha! I did do some boxing on either the News or her sister ship the DesMoines that I transferred to in 1952. My memory is kind of shot in regards to those years. I wanted to be a man so I tried drinking with the big boys and that really screwed me up. If anyone remembers me, please get in touch. Also, I am trying to get information on a good buddy I had. I am not sure if he was on the News or the DesMoines. His name was George (Gus) Bell and he was a Radio/Radar/Sonar man. Good luck to all.
 


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Bassett
Charles
E
Ed
GMSN
7th Division
09/1951
11/1954
cb0992@bellsouth.net

Retired

Lake Park
FL

Want to hear from anyone who was in the 7th Division (especially the gunners mates!) from 1951 to 1954.or anyone that remembers me! :)
 


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Kramer
Thomas

Tom
BT3
MP Division Boiler Room
09/1951
04/1955
todokr@ideaone.net

Semi-Retired

Harwood
ND


 


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Spaulding
Edward
L
Ed
FT3
Fox Division
09/1951
01/1955
espaulding@rochester.rr.com

Retired UPS

Ontario
NY


 


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Hunt
John
P
JP
FT3
Fox Division
09/1951
01/1955
MayBabies@aol.com

Retired NYC Police Det.

Long Island
NY

Like to get in touch with John Urany & Charlie Davis. Like to hear from the old fox div crew 1951-1955
 


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Canova
George


EM2
E Division
09/1951
01/1955
GCanova@webtv.com

Retired - Home Builder/Land Developer

Lake Wallenpaupack, Lakeville
PA

Enjoyed seeing shipmates at the last four reunions.
 


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Bernstein
Allen


FT2
Fox Division
09/1951
04/1955
alberns@aol.com

Engineer

Indialntic
FL


 


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Marshall
Robert
A
Bob
GMSN
6th Division
09/1951
11/1954
corncob@suscom.net

Retired Carpenter

Jersey Shore
PA

Enjoyed serving on the CA148 Newport News. I was sorry to hear about the tradgey. My heart goes out to those people.
 


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Sterba
George


BT2
MP Division
09/1951
04/1955
mike.kovacs@worldnet.att.net

retired steam engineer

White Bear Lake
MN

attended last 2 reunions
 


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Bryant
Tom


SH3
S3 Division
09/1951
01/1955
MLBTAB17@aol.com

Retired Police officer 26 yrs 06/55 to 06/81

Caldwell
NJ

looking for Ray McGinty, Wayne Wilburn.Mark Buffington,Orlando Catrambone Bill Oddo or others from shipservice
 


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Levin
Sidney
P

SK2

09/1951
06/1955
rtpmary@yahoo.com

Retired Real Estate and Finance

Reisterstown
MD

Great adventure cruising with the Navy
 


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Rodriguez
Reynaldo
E
Rod
SO3
K Division
10/1951
04/1954


Die Maker

Allen Park
MI


 


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Yockey Sr.
Layton
E
Yock
SN
6th Division
10/1951
07/1953
Laytony@yockey.com

Mold Maker-Retired


OH


 


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Oliver Jr.
George
H
Ollie
SH3
S3 Division
10/1951
11/1954
gopepsivet57@yahoo.com

retired-pepsi-cola co 42 years ser. ret in 1999

Chesterfield
VA

many memories of the med trips I guess better than than now RIGHT let me here from some of you old salts see ya
 


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Parris
Alvin
L

SN
6th Division
10/1951
06/1955
aparris@i2k.com

Retired

Rogers City
MI


 


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Imbrenda
Girard
N
Jerry
Imbren
S-1 Supply, SK2
10/1951
12/1954
gipianomus@aol.com
9320 Laramie Rd
Retired Instr Engineer/Design Specialist/Programmer

Philadelphia
PA

My 4th year was on the USS Maury AGS-16, home port Brooklyn Navy shipyard at that time. Saw the USS Newport News many times driving over the bridge to the Phila. International airport. It was no way like our Flag Ship then and only getting rusty throughout the ship for all the years it was docked there.
 


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Scheidt
John
D

GM3
7th Division
11/1951
07/1955
britter@qis.net

Electrician

Baltimore
MD


 


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Bryan
James

Jim
FTSN
Fox Division
11/1951
10/1953
jibryan@sbcglobal.net

Retired

Woodstock
IL

Like to hear from anyone in 3 inch 50 battery and 52 softball team
 


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Thompson
William


SH2
Ships Service
11/1951
06/1955




Sebastian
FL


 


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Perry
Jack
M

YN3

11/1951
06/1953
douglasaperry@outlook.com

Deceased

Canvas
WV

My father passed away on Jan 27, 2014. In looking through his service records, I discovered that he was on the USS Newport News for his last tour of duty (1951-53). Dad was a trooper in the West Virginia State Police from 1959-1981, and then a private investigator until he retired. He often told us stories about cruises to the Mediterranean, etc.
 


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Taub
Jack


RMSN
CR Division
01/1952
12/1952
yonkel@attbi.com

Mathematician (retired)

Seattle
WA


 


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Doherty
James
P
None
Seaman
5th Division
01/1952
05/1954
dgill@antinozzi.com

retired

Stratford
CT

I will always be a navy man -
 


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Heim
Patrick
E

SK2
Flag Allowace, COMSECFLT
04/1952
12/1962
pheim@qis.net

Retired

Baltimore
MD


 


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Klumpp Jr.
John

Jack
SN
7th Division
05/1952
11/1953
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.

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Brathwaite
Edwin

Snow Ball
BM3
3rd Division
06/1952
09/1955
Edbrat@ aol.com

New York City Transit System as a Deputy Superintendent, after 20 years of servi

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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Paris
Alfred
J
Al
GM 3
2nd Div
06/1952
07/1955
Alfredmanc@yahoo.com

Fabricator

Manchester
NH

Tranfered to the USS Abott DD629 USS Benham DD 796 Walter Reed Army Hosp.ans
 


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DiPasquale
Salvatore

PASQU
SN
7th Division
01/1953
03/1954
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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Hart
Howard
D
Herkie
SN

01/1953
09/1953
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.

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Scaplehorn
William (Bill)
E

Sgt.
Marine Detachment
07/1953
05/1955
wscaplehorn@cfl.rr.com

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Melbourne
FL

Beatiful ship, many fond memories, like many others enjoyed the Med especially Villefrance.Would like to hear from any Marine shipmates.
 


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creamer
john
a

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fox
09/1953
05/1955
jandgcreamer@aol.com

retired chief administrator los angeles county juvenile court

long beach (naples island)
CA


 


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Olson
Norm
R
Swede
HM3
Hospital
09/1953
10/1954
judith.olson@att.net

Retired VP construction

Jackson
TN

Fond memories aboard ship and serving country with talented shipmates.
 


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Herrington
Perry

Ray
RDSN
3rd and K Div
09/1953
01/1956
ray.herrington@ insightbb.com

Retired Electronics Tech

Jeffersonville
IN

The Old News was GOOD NEWS! would like to hear from any of the old crew.

  11/22/2009


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Runnels
Robert (Bob)(Rumbus)
A
Rumbus
JOSN
3rd & EX
10/1953
04/1958
bobrunnels1@comcast.net

Newsreporter-Photographer, KMTV News, Omaha. NE. Currently, Alderman 6th Ward, City of North Chicago, Illinois

Lake Bluff
IL

Guys, I was your Editor of the Newport News Daily, Staff Reporter of the Rapid Fire and Hosted "Reveille With Rumbus" on our shipboard Radio broadcast during a return trip from the Med.
 


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Herring
Jimmy
R
Shark
BT1
B
11/1953
05/1966
jrhftw@att.net

Air Conditioning-Refrigeration-Heating / Flight Training /Retired

Fort Worth
TX

Fond memories of Villa and the 02 level.Queenies,American Bar.Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me.Was on CA-134,CA-148 and CLG-7.We worked hard and played hard.
 


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RACE
MARK
R

SGT>
8TH
12/1953
05/1956
markleyrace@comcast.net

RETIRED

7674 SE,LANHAM ST.HOBE SOUND,F



 


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Beams II
Ross
E
Frijoles
TE2
CR Division
01/1954
04/1955
rossbeams@hotmail.com

Retired Restaurant and Catering Co. owner

Brookshire
TX

Would enjoy hearing from shipmates who made Med cruise in 1954.All you guys in CR Div.
 


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Blair
Ronnie
G
Ron
SH3
Ship service
01/1954
06/1958
rblair6@live.com




AL


 


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Buchanan
William
L
Bill
FT2
Fox
03/1954
01/1958
dodcox23@gmail.com
304 MCKINLEY AVE
Retired from AT&T Bell Laboratories

READING
PA


 


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Raper
Ezra
A
al
SK3

04/1954
08/1954
arapedr8083@aol.com

retired

Ft. Walton Beach
FL


 


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tartarelli
donald

tart
bt3
3rd div. then boiler room 4
10/1954
06/1958
Dtartca148@yahoo.com

retired plumbing

terryville
CT


 


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Johnson
George
R
GR
Seaman
3rd,ComCruDiv2-Admirals Barge,
11/1954
05/1958
tagmar2@twcny.rr.com

Retired - Cold Mill Production Team Leader for Alcan Aluminun

Oswego (1-Hr NW Of Syracuse)
NY

Wondering where John Shemelewski is.He was a Seaman in the 3rd Div.
 


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Petery
Guy
W

ETNSN
OE
11/1954
06/1957
None
None
Retired from AT&T and Stage Hands Local

Mohrsville
PA

I had a good time on the Newport News
 


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Wynn
Richard
L

IC3
Engineering
11/1954
10/1955
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 very much,and enjoyed my time aboard.
 


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Riano
Richard
M
Dick
IC2
E Division
12/1954
04/1958
onairmr@aol.com

Retired

Wilmington
NC

Lived in New York City (Bronx) when I joined the Navy at age 18. Loved being on the NN, had a wonderful experience on board and in the service. Went to school on Uncle's money, worked in electronics industry as a Quality Engineer. Retired after 30 years, and moved South. Continue with the BSA (over 40 years now), do a lot of volunteer work, one with the Battleship USS North Carolina BB55 here in Wilmington. Brings back some nice memories being on board. Most people on the web-site are from the 60's+, where are the oldtimers like me?
 


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Roach
Leo
M
Lee
IC1
Electrical
12/1954
04/1958
l.roach@frontier.com

Retired

Rhinebeck
NY

I went to the USS Des Moines while the Newport News was in dry dock in 1957 but came back abroad when the Newport News came back out.
 


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Loftus
Edward
J
Ed
RM2
CR/Radio Shack
01/1955
04/1958
eggbert@ptdprolog.net

Machinist/builder.w/ Rockwell International 35 yrs retired

Ashland
PA

Been a long time would like to contact old buddies.
 


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Higdon
William

Bill
FT3
Fox Division
01/1955
01/1957


civil engineer-retired

Dearborn
MI

enjoyed the many friends I made in fox div., being at sea,and the various "ports of call "

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Lawniczak
Jon
J

SN3
K
01/1955
12/1956
jonlawniczak@gmail.com

Retired Attorney

Ocala
FL


 


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Gibson
Milton
W

SK3
S3
01/1955
01/1960
None








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Coates
Edward
A
Eddie
SNN
Forgot
01/1955
01/1957
lcswc@aol.com

Retired Ed.D and Clinical Social Worker

Trinity
FL

I started out as a Machinist mate and ended up in Public Information Office.

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Perkins
Roger
A
Perk
SK3
2nd/S2 Division
01/1955
01/1957
mperkins119@gmail.com

Retired

Northport
NY

Have great memories of my time on board. Have been revisiting some of the ports we visited in the Med.& it's been a real nastalgia trip.
 


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Wilson
Sam


Sn
3 and 8th
01/1955
12/1957
Samshell1@aol.com

Retired.

San diego
CA


 


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Singleton
Ray
E

Petty
Repair
02/1955
01/1957
RayESingleton@gmail.com

Retired from Champion International

Canton
NC

One of the set of triplets assigned to the same ship and division. Retired from Champion International Paper in Canton NC, 40 years of service. Looking forward to hearing from anyone in R division.
 


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Glassmoyer
Kenneth
J
Ken
FT3
Fox Division
04/1955
12/1958
kengcap6@aol.com

Retired - Pa. Bureau of Forestry

Douglassville
PA

Have many fond memories of serving on the Newport News. Time assigned to the ship was 3yrs.6 mo.,11 days. Looking back it was most care free time of my life. I am now retired from the Pa. Bureau of Forestry which was a rewarding career. I have been blessed with good health and enjoyed my time in the Navy and my career in the out of doors.
 


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Rosello
Ralph
H

PHG3
EX Division
04/1955
07/1956
Ralph250@comcast.net

Retired

Silver Spring
MD



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JACKSON
THOMAS
L
TOM
FT2
FOX
05/1955
02/1957
TJAX4114@AOL.COM

RETIRED FROM TELCO AFTER 38 YRS

OLD BRIDGE
NJ

PLAYING MORE SOFTBALL THAN I SHOULD, BUT LESS THAN I WANT.
 


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finlay
jack


FT3
Fox
06/1955
01/1957
jtfinlay@gmail.com

retired public health educator/administrator

Lafayette
LA

Some of the most memorable years of my life were spent aboard the Newport News. Regards to all shipmates - before, during, and after my time aboard! jack
 


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Yeatts
Alfred
T

DC2
R Division
11/1955
10/1957
ay29541@aol.com

Retired Chemical Engineer, GE 38 yrs.

Florence
SC

Lived in Lynchburg Va., Cincinnati and Florence SC. Enjoying retirement.
 


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McCandless
Wayne

Mac
SN
OL
01/1956
01/1958


Sales Maintenance supplies

Manhattan
KS

Great ship!!!
 


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Wade
Daniel
D

YN3
Educational
01/1956
08/1957
danwade2010@comcast.net

Retired - Administrative

Muncie
IN


 


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Sampson
Wallace


MM3
Engineering
01/1956
08/1959
dafuzz60@verizon.net

Police Officer until 1981 currently Limo Driver

Roseland
NJ

Really enjoyed the travel and the great ports we landed in. Enjoyed fellow shipmates.
 


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Dennehy
Norman
C

HM SN
Medical
01/1956
12/1957
mndennehy@yahoo.com



Marion
MA

Could you add my father (he is deceased now; he passed in 12/02) to the appropriate crew roster? My Father was on the NN from about early 1956 to about 1957. He came aboard after dropping out of HM "A" school, and was assigned to deck division. After a few months he struck for HM and was transferred to the sick bay. After that he went to HM "A" again, and then was sent to Pax River N.A.S. to work on a crash crew. My father always spoke proudly of his time in the US Navy and on board the NN. He had a large foto of it hanging in our den. His words directly impacted me, and when I turned 18 I also joined the Navy. Our family has had many members in the US Navy over the last 70 years. Please feel free to email me with any questions. I might also have some fotos of him on the NN somewhere. Yours truly, Michael N. Dennehy

  12/00/2002


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Conley
Gerald
L
Jerry Ike
TE!
OR
04/1956
11/1957
jconley625@gmail.com

retired school administrator

Des Moines
IA


 


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Saunders
William
A
Bill
EMP2

05/1956
11/1959
billinwmbg@cox.net

Retired

Williamsburg
VA

The memories are forever.
 


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Brannigan
Robert
L

LtJg
OI/OS/6th
06/1956
03/1958
stan510@cfl.rr.com

Attorney-at-Law (retired)

Daytona Beach
FL

Two great years, with some of the finest people I have ever met.
 


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Brosius
Frank
H
Frank

OE
06/1956
11/1959
fbrosius@yahoo.com
http://my.yahoo.com/


Hernando
FL


 


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Barghausen
Jack

Jack
HM3
Medical
07/1956
06/1958
jackbuddy214@msn.com

Hotel Mgt./Food Serve., Mgt/Rehab. Many years ago

Port Charlotte
FL

Many years have gone by. For a time working and raising kids took all my time but the ship is still in my thoughts. Where is the ship and the #2 Turret thing is a shock. Thank you for your work here. Jack
 


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Linker
Dale
R
poss
FTM3
fox
10/1956
07/1961
dayconlink@hotmail.com

Retired

Rosedale
IN


 


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Hunt III
Arthur
W
Bill
E3
USMC Detachment
10/1956
02/1959
art.hunt@comcast.net

Retired Truck Driver and USS Newport News Ships Store Manager

Haverhill
MA



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Johnson
Ronald
L

E5
Boiler Room/MT
11/1956
04/1960
johnsonstire@westpa.net



Clarendon
PA


 


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Douglas
Melvin
M
Melvin Douglas
SN

12/1956
07/1957
mdoug20@hotmail.com

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Uniondale
NY


 


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Martin
John
F
Jack
FT3
Fox Division
12/1956
01/1959
jack.martin37@yahoo.com

Retired Sears Service Technician / Firefighter / EMT

Columbiana
OH

Really enjoyed my two years aboard the News. She was a true Queen of the Seas.
 


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Chiff
Gary


SN
OS
01/1957
05/1958
GIG1238@aol.com

MD. General Practice

Valley Village
CA

Being on the signal bridge during my tour of duty was one of the highlights of my life. I enjoyed being part of a great crew on a beautiful ship. Visiting all the ports during the Med cruise. Venice and Greece were wonderful. It seems like only yesterday.
 


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McCann
Donald
V
Don
SN
Dental
01/1957
01/1959
Dvmlacc@aol.com

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Beverly Hills
CA


 


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Lindsay
Edwin
C
Eddie
MM3
A Division
01/1957
12/1959
ecjacobite@yahoo.com

Retired, Quality Assurance Sherman Tool & Design Inc.

Springfield
OH


 


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wagner
william
b

ag3
OI
01/1957
01/1960
wagner148@gmail.com

retired

La Valle, Wisc.& Bayonet Point
AL

live in Wisc in summer and Florida in winter...been in touch with Lovewell and Pardy..Bobby Helms just befor he diedtopyop
 


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Schultz
Karl
H

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OI
01/1957
08/1958
karlschult@aol.com

Retired

Sherwood
OR

Refurbished the Aero Lab on USS Salem June 2012.
 


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Savitsky
Robert
E
Ski
GM2

02/1957
06/1959
rsavitsky@comcast.net

Retired IBM

Camp Hill
PA


 


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Best
Aaron
R

ET3
OE Div.
03/1957
02/1959
mpiaaron@aol.com

Retired and some consulting in plastics

Ingleside
IL


 


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Pallister
Dennis

Denny
SN1
S-3 Division
04/1957
10/1957
dennispall@aol.com

Retired - Electrician

Rochelle Pk.
NJ

Came aboard after shore duty at Newport, R.I. Worked at Anheuser-Busch Inc. for 31 years in Newark, N.J. at Budweiser plant with L. U.#52 I. B.E.W..Now retired. Would like to hear from any past crew members.

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Niswonger
Keith
H

SN
Fox
05/1957
07/1959
kniswonger@ameritech.net

Retired from Kraft Food

Beavercreek
OH


 


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Stacy
Marlis
H

ETR2
OE Division
06/1957
11/1960
m.stacy2@verizon.net

Retired ATT Tech Support

Pittsburgh
PA

Pleased to see so many names that I recall. Would be happy to hear from any OE folks.
 


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allen
robert
l
rink
mm3
eng2 a
07/1957
07/1960
none
none
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ayden
NC


 


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Sumner
Bill

Whoops
FT3
Fox
08/1957
06/1960
whsumner@att.net

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Manteno
IL


 


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Allen
Robert
L
Rink
MM3
A
09/1957
07/1960
fayeallen3@centurylink.net

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Ayden
NC


 


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Skidmore
William
A
Bill
EM3
A
09/1957
09/1959
billskid62@yahoo.com

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Dallas
NC


 


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Katz
Norman
H


OE
10/1957
09/1960
normk12065@aol.com

Retired Manager, Information Technology

Monroe Township
NJ


 


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Bickimer
Jerome
M
Bicks
MM3
E
11/1957
09/1959
bickwood@yahoo.com

Retired

Lucas
OH

worked in evaporator group
 


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CESKA
THOMAS
J
MOUSE
FTSN
FOX
11/1957
11/1959
TJCESKA@COMCAST.NET
FIREFOX
RETIRED RAILROAD SHEET METAL WORKER, GENERAL CHAIRMEN S.M.W.I.A.

TINLEY PARK
IL


 


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CESKA
THOMAS
J
DE MOUSE
FTSN
FOX
11/1957
10/1959
TJCESKA@COMCAST.NET

RETIRED RAILROAD SHEET METAL WORKER & GENERAL CHAIRMAN

TINLY PARK
IL


 


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Lindberg
Ronald
n
Ron
SN
Gunnery
12/1957
11/1959
ronel222@hotmail.com

Retired

Haslet
TX

I was also in the radio division for some of the time aboad.
 


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Monts
JT
T
Rebel
Sn
Fox
12/1957
10/1959
monts217@bellsouth.net

Retired from AT&T

Greer
SC

Spent two years on the NN.Met a lot of wonderful guys.Dont hear much about the people that served before the NAM era.
 


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Meath
Patrick
M
Pat
Sn
Fox
12/1957
11/1959
pmmeath@comcast.net

Retired Fire Dept

Saint Paul
MN

Spent most of my tour in small arms armory
 


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Butler
Walter
J
Walt
ET3
OE
01/1958
01/1960
poppopatcc@aol.com

Retired

Chatham
MA


 


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Hamman
Melvin
F



01/1958
12/1960
mfkmhamman@gmail.com







 


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Johnson
Raymond
H
Ray
ETN3
OE
01/1958
12/1959
ray@johnsonfamily.de

Retired Information Technology Executive

Fort Mill



 


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Diamond
Gary
K
Gary
Sn
7th
01/1958
06/1960
travlin_easy@verizon.net

Musician/Entertainer/writer

Forest Hill
MD

Still working, at age 73, still spending lots of time at sea, but now aboard my own sailboat.
 


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Lannon
Art


SN
Fox Division
02/1958
01/1960
gotexas@earthlink.net

Retired

Pinehurst
NC

I worked in the Gunnery Office and we were assigned to Fox Division with all of the FT's.
 


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HEARN
JOHN
N

YN
X
03/1958
12/1960
johnnyhearn499@hotmail.com

Retired

Frankfort
KY


 


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Hanks
Bobbie
D
Bob
RMSN
OR
04/1958
08/1959
bandch14@triad.rr.com

Retired after 24 years with GEICO as Programmer/Analyst

Lexington
NC

Before coming aboard the NN, I had shore duty in Washington, D.C.. My father (RMC) was stationed at NAVCOMSTA Washington. After I graduated from Class "A" school I requested to be stationed with my father and it was granted. I could not be assigned at the same duty station he was at because I would be working for him, so I was stationed at NAS Anacostia in Washington, D.C. I enjoyed my tour of duty on NN much better than the shore duty. It was a great experience. Keep up the great work this is a great web site.
 


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Potter
Edsel
M

SN
1st
05/1958
02/1961
vindettafleming@adelphia.net



Pound
VA

When I first came on board I worked on the deck force and later I worked in the #1 gun turret. I lived in Oregon for 27 years working for Georgia Pacific then moved back to my home state of Virginia. Email address are Edsel's Step Daughter Vindetta Fleming who would love to hear from anyone who knew Edsel

  01/13/2006


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Hill
Gary
L

sn
5th
05/1958
03/1959
glh70hww@centurytel.net

Retired

Webster
WI


 


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Marsh
Arnold
D
Arnie
LTJG
4
06/1958
06/1961
amar1725@gmail.com

Retired

Lancaster
PA

I was the Fourth Division Officer, then 5"/38 cal. battery officer
 


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Assenza
Carmelo


sn3rd
3rd
08/1958
07/1960
stail01@bellsouth.net

Retired

Ormond Beach
FL


 


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Bargas
Donald


DK 3
Supply Division
09/1958
09/1960
donaldbargas@comcast.net

Retired Letter Carrier

Denver
CO


 


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Ciuppa
Thomas
P

Seaman
6th
09/1958
09/1960
etciuppa@yahoo.com

retired

OakRidge
RI


 


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Bryan
Vern
E

FTG3

11/1958
03/1973
vbryan@iowatelecom.net

Retired Sr. Industrial Engineer at Maytag Corp. in

Newton
IL

I was assigned to the main battery fire control system.
 


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DeLong
Thomas
W
Big Red
BT 3
B Division Boiler 2
11/1958
08/1962
lpp217@att.net

Retired International Harvester

DeGraff
OH

Lot of good times, on shore!
 


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Korakas
George
H

RD3
OI & ComCruDiv-2
12/1958
02/1962
gkorakas148.gk@gmail.com

Retired/Part Time Armed security

Toledo
OH


 


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Standifird
Isaac

Ike
FT2
Fox
12/1958
06/1961
ikest@yahoo.com

Retired

Evansville
IN

Only change to above info is "Where do you live"
 


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Britton
Paul
H

MM3
A Division
12/1958
03/1961
phbritton@epbfi.com

Retired HVAC Factory Service/HVAC Contractor

Chattanooga
TN

After the NN I servred 4 years in the AF and returned to the Navy reserves SEABEES in 74 retired as a UCCM(SCW)in 97 with over 30 yrs total service. I have worked in the HVAC business begining on the NN to retirement. I worked for Carrier Corp for 14 years and I was in business for over 26 years. I want to thank and commend the team that keeps this site alive Thanks Folks!! There is a group of us for the "A" div that has made contact and got together in late 95 and renewed old friendships. "KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE"
 


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kershaw
larry
w

sk3
supply
00/1959
12/1960
panfish1@hotmail.com

retired

athol
MA

love to hear from old shipmates!!!
 


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Cline
William
M
Mike
IC3
E Division
01/1959
08/1962


Senior Safety Manager for Fluor Corp.

New London
TX

After leaving the Navy I have worked and lived in 35 different countries and 14 states. The longest time I ever live in one place was on the "News"...and it was always moving. I wouldn't change a day. God Bless America! 903-895-2247, or 502-222-9026 or 864-281-5743 for location
 


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Chicosky
Thomas

Chico
GMGSN
6th Division
01/1959
01/1961
tchicosky@clearrate.net

GM Retired

Emmett
MI



  09/00/2009


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mc caul
robert


sn
OL
01/1959
01/1960


retired

drums
PA

Glad to hear from anybody in ol divyhm
 


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Uhr
Allen
G
Doc
E3
3rd
02/1959
02/1961
USNNCA148@yahoo.com

Retired

Mesa
AZ

Looking for shipmates that was in 3ird Division at that time
 


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Vincent
Carl
J
Vince
RD2
OI Division
02/1959
02/1964
carl-vincent@hotmail.com

Retired

Lafayette
LA

Where is everybody at ?
 


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Boivin
Ronald
G
Butch


03/1959
03/1962
dorisboivin@comcast.net



New Bedford
MA


 


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Koivisto
GARY
j
Greek
BT2
"B"
03/1959
10/1962
mollykoi@aol.com

Retired,construction worker, 42 years as a Millwright, Superintendent for 21

Duluth,
MN

Good ship, good people,good times.
 


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Perch
Joseph
A

mm3
m
05/1959
02/1963
taper184@yahoo.com

retired

Knox
IN

if you remember me, give me a quick e-mail. Like to hear from bob kearns, john mayo,or anyone from the engine room.
 


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Yingling
Benjamin
E
Ben
EM3
E Division
05/1959
08/1962
benyingling@hotmail.com

Retired

Altoona
PA

I've never forgotten the good buddies and the good times I had while onboard. I'd enjoy hearing from former crewmates.

  12/01/2012


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Roady
Eddie
L

BT2
B Division (B-1)
06/1959
01/1963
RoadyEL@bak.rr.com

Retired After 48 Years working with Oil - 52 years

Taft
CA


 


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Zenter
Dennis


RM3
CR
06/1959
06/1961
zinzim@netzero.net

Retired as building materials saleman

Zim
MN


 


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VILLARREAL
CARLOS
L

SN
1ST
06/1959
06/1961
cvillarreal@rgv.rr.com

RETIRED

MISSION
TX


 


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Miller
Ellwood


YN SN
A Division
06/1959
06/1960
elmvlm@comcast.net

Retired after teaching art for 38 years

Pikesville
MD

I had a lot good experiences and have great memories of my year in the log room on the CA 148. I got to meet some great shipmates. I have often wondered what they are doing now. I was a yeoman in the log room from July, 1959 - July, 1960. I am looking foreword to talking with "old" shipmates.
 


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Swanson
Norman
F

Lt. JG
B, Fox, Deck Divisions
06/1959
06/1962


Past:Human Resource Mgr.in high tech;part-time real estate

Westford
MA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.com Massachusetts Audubon Society, www.massaudubon.org or The Caring Bridge Organization, www.caringbridge.org.

  01/15/2011


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Kien
Peter
J
Jay
Ft3
Fox
07/1959
07/1961
pkien@cinci.rr.com

Retired

Loveland
OH


 


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Baker
David
E

SN
OE,OI
07/1959
07/1962
dajobaker@verizon.net

Retired

Silver Spring
MD


 


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Perry
William
R
Bill
FTASN
Fox Division
08/1959
06/1961
bill@billperryphotography.com

Photographer/Electrician/Webmaster

Orange
TX

Was a long time ago.
 


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Huffman
M. Edward

Ed or Huffy
LI3
EX Division
08/1959
03/1961
2fruitcakes@cox.net

Co-Owner: Upholstery & More by Maryglenn & Associates

Virginia Beach
VA

A lot of great memories! Just learned about this web page and reunions when attending another function in the hotel where reunion was being held 6/2001 and talked with a few guys. Would love to hear from any one who was on board when I was there.

  10/05/2012


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Martineau
Stuart
R
Marty
BT3
B-Div
09/1959
05/1962
srmarty@comcast.net

Retired Water Treatment Consulting Engineer

Ponte Vedra Beach
FL

Of the 6 ships I was assigned to during my 20yrs. (retired as BT Chief) with the Navy, the "News" stands out as the most rememberable of them all. Great crew and Division shipmates. Made some lasting friends and still keep in touch with Don Howard and Jack Force. The lessons and skills I learned carried over into civilian life and second career. Now retired, I am living the "good life" with my wife of 48 years here in N. Florida. If you would like to contact me, I would love to hear from "ol shipmates"
 


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Williams
John
L
Willy/Wiley
ETR2
OE
11/1959
04/1962
swsouthfield@aol.com

Retired - Computer Hardware Service Manager

Southfield
MI

The time I spent aboard the News was the defining time of my life. Getting back together with old buddies/shipmates through the Reunion Association has been really GREAT !!!!
 


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Wentworth
Shirley
D

ETN2
OE
11/1959
03/1963
sdwent@cox.net

Retired

Pensacola
FL


 


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Hanawalt
Ira
D
Dwight
YN3
Operations Office
01/1960
10/1960
dhanwat@verizon.net

Retired - Insruance Agent

Bowie
MD

Visited the USS Salem this summer - suggest everyone do the same - brings back memories of the Newport News
 


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SUMWALT
ROBERT
G
BOB
RD3
RADAR
01/1960
01/1962
TSUMWALT@COMCAST.NET

DISABLED/CUSTODIAN

WALES
MA


 


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Essel
Richard
R
Dick (Rat)
SN
3rd
01/1960
10/1961
banddessel@yahoo.com

V.P. Warehouse/Transportation, retired

Brewerton
NY


 


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Smith
Paul
L

FTG3
Fox
01/1960
01/1963
paulsmithjr@yahoo.com

Retired

Cumming
N


 


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McGee
Terrence
F

SN
7th Division
01/1960
05/1960

http://www.uss-newport-news.com/memorial/crew/nn_m





Terrence was lost overboard on March 12, 1960.

  03/00/1960


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Peden
James
A
Jim
FTG3
Fox
02/1960
03/1962
peden@middlebury.net

Webmaster/ISP Administrator

Middlebury
VT


 


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Leasure208
James
L
Jimmy Baby
E-3
M-Division
02/1960
02/1962
jimstrains740@gmail.com
1750 Fourth St. Apt.202
1st Class Stationary Engineer-Operator Locomotive Steam Engine

Cuyahoga Falls
OH


 


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Mohler
John
R
Moe
RD3
OI
03/1960
11/1963
jjmohler_2@yahoo.com

Retired Xerox Corp. Troubleshooter/Repairman

Rochester
NY

Newport News and OI Div. the best Hi To All The Guys 1961-1963
 


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KING
ROY Jr
F

SN
EX
04/1960
02/1961
rfking33@yahoo.com

Retired USN as AT1 , Retired Civ. as Aviation Maint., etc.

Natchez
MS


 


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Harris
Richard
W
Dick
SN
CR & OR
05/1960
03/1962
yankeeokies@rochester.rr.com

Retired "Pepsi" Transport Driver

Wolcott
NY


 


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McKeown
Edward
P
Mac
RD3
OI
05/1960
08/1963
ptosperity4youamerica@hormail.com

Retired

Las Vegas
NV

Great to find such an informative site.,Would love to hear from Radar Man who served between 1960-1963.,Baxley, Totley, Keim.,,Have many good memories of the old News sorry she was scraped. What a sin! She would have made a beautiful museum.,,Can't wait to hear from shipmates.,Best to all,,Mac
 


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Weimeschkirch
Paul
E
Paul
RDSN
OI
06/1960
06/1961
Weimeschkirch@aol.com

Retired Clinical Psychologist

San Antonio
TX

Many great memories of some great men
 


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Larry
Fortson
S

seaman
CR Div
06/1960
06/1962
fortsonlarry@gmail.com

Retired Deputy Sheriff

Gilmer
TX

Looking for Harris and Leroy (buzzy) Morlan
 


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Yeoman
Dennis


FTG2
Fox Division
06/1960
02/1964
dyeoman1@comcast.net

Configuration Management L-3 communications

Santa Maria
CA

Just happened to get here by accident. Read some comments from other shipmates. I do remember some of those names, especially Dexter. It will be good to hear from some of you, now that just about everyone has e-mail.
 


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Tucker
Phillip
W
Phil / Friar Tuck
RD2
OI
06/1960
02/1964
2tux@comcast.net

Retired

Huntsville
AL

My duty on Thunder was among the best of my 25 year Navy career. I salute all of my fellow Newsmen.
 


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McIntyre
Gary
P

GMG3
3rd
07/1960
10/1963
gmcint2827@comcast.net

Government /Leader Supervisor Mk 50 torpedo

Bremerton
WA


 


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McIntyre
Gary
P
Mc
GMG3
3rd Division turret #3
07/1960
10/1963
gmcint2827@comcast.net

retired

Bremerton
WA


 


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Criscuolo
Anthony
Y

PN3
Exec
07/1960
03/1961
ayc39@aol.com

Retired manager of state liquor store.

Cairnbrook
PA


 


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McIntyre
Gary
P

GMG3
3rd Division
07/1960
10/1963
gmcint2827@comcast.net

Retired

Bremerton
WA

I came aboard the Lady in 1960, went into the 3rd Divison as a deck hand for a few mo. then GMG1 Shelton ask for me to be in turret 3 where I served the rest of my enlistment(wish I would have stayed in)I made 2nd class GMG before I got out, but the only way I could get my rate was to ship over or go to the reserse, which I did, In the (Special Features) part to your left is a letter I wrote about the Lady, I have written 3 Books and have been published all 3 times
 


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Kearney
Richard "Dick"
W
Baby Gunner
GMG3
2nd
08/1960
06/1963


Retired Union Carpenter 37years

Westland
MI

Was transfered to destroyer "worst move of my life" worked in turret 2 quite an experiance
 


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Ayres
James
D

ETN2
OE
08/1960
08/1963
jayres1042@gmail.com

Retired

Grove City
OH


 


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Fricano
Louis
J
Captainlou
SN
7 th Division
09/1960
10/1960
captloufricano@msn.com

Retired

Cheektowaga
NY

Great experience on the NewPort News. I had to leave early cause my dad had a stroke while i was home on leave he then past away.
 


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lehnert
ken
j
stores
SK3
S-1 & S-2
09/1960
01/1962
lehnertk@bellsouth.net

Retired nj transit

port st. lucie
FL

best thing I ever did
 


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Thorson
Larry
M
Thor
BM3
1st Division
09/1960
06/1963
Lthor148@comcast.net

Accountant

Orland Park
IL


 


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Godduhn
Jon
P

MM3
Boiler Room
10/1960
09/1964
mkbraby@optonline.net

Retired

Patchogue
NY



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Brownlee
James
A
Jim
SN
3rd
11/1960
06/1961
jasbrownlee@optilink.us

Retired Minister

Dalton


Pastor, East Side Baptist Church, Dalton, Georgia
 


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Sollee
James
A
Jim
SN
1st Division ( Side Cleaners)
12/1960
01/1964
bmsnca148@aol.com

Truck Driver

Tampa
FL

Was on board for the Cuban blockade. (In the scullery) Dave Parsons & Pete Murphy where are you guys?
 


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KROEGER
Kenneth
P

RM3
OR/SECONDFLT
00/1961
08/1965
bbsbass@live.com

Retired Electrician

Hampstead
NC


 


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Wilkinson
Gerald
L
Jerry
BM/SN
7 th
00/1961
04/1963
mchevyj@aol.com

Autoworker Retired

Oldsmar
FL


 


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Elgin
Clarence
H
Butch
E3
first division
01/1961
01/1963


retired graco

st. louis park
MN

It was a great life. I would do it again.
 


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Brouillet
Robert
J

BM3
5th & 7th
01/1961
11/1964
hjnh06a@yahoo.com

Retired

Ridgeville
SC


 


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Mikulsky
Richard

Ski
YNSN
4th NAN and Gunnery office
01/1961
06/1962
richard.mikulsky@aol.com

Retired

Waxhaw
NC


 


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Igelman
Harold
W
Hal
E3
R Division
01/1961
03/1964
UPMHal43@aol.com

Metal Fabrication

Raleigh
NC

Would like to hear from Donald Roska?, Diller and Bob Waiter, Jerry Bishelvski, sorry for the spelling guys and anyone else on board during my stay.
 


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Simpson
Dennis
R

BT2
B-FR1
01/1961
08/1963
tender59to69hunter@yahoo.com

Retired

Kingsland
GA

My home phone number is 912-729-7373
 


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Clark
James
E
Jimmy
MM2/C
M Division
01/1961
01/1964
Jimgritz@aol.com
www.jimmyclark21.com
Realtor

Aberdeen
MD


 


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Vaas
Peter
V

IC3
E Division
01/1961
08/1964
petervaas41@yahoo.com

Computer Programmer

Hoffman Estates
IL


 


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Debellis
Frank

Jersey Jules
RD3
OI Division
02/1961
09/1964
hammer_frank.d@hotmail.com

Store Manager Retail Sales

West Warwick
RI

I MISS MY FRIENDS BAGOSY ELLARD SEAMARK AND ALL YOU GREAT GUYS

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Goad
Dexter

Dex
FTG1
Fox
04/1961
05/1964
dexter.goad@gmail.com
http://dextergoad.com/index.html
Retired FTCM, USN and WECO/AT+T/LUCENT/GENERAL DYNAMICS

Greensboro
NC


 


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Wilkinson
Gerald
L
Jerry
SN
7TH
04/1961
04/1963
mchevyj@aol.com

Retired Autoworker

Oldsmar
FL


 


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Leaver
Lawrence
W
Larry
ETR3

05/1961
06/1963
maxwell62@verizon.net

Retired

Zieglerville
PA


 


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ST. DENIS
LEO


RM3
OR Division
05/1961
01/1965
emil5509@hotmail.com

retired computer systems analyst

Worcester



 


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Garbo
Howard
L
Howie
SN
2ND/OSdiv
05/1961
04/1963
Howard@Hy-lines.com

Self-Employed contractor for Att Telephone

Ypsilanti
MI

Started aboard the uss macon hvc in may of 1960 transferred to the NN in may of 1961. I hope to locate some of my 2nd div buddies and also the 1.5 yrs on the signal bridge os div. Hope to here from any of the guys.
 


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Thompson
John
E
Jack
IC3
E
06/1961
12/1963
liljack100@aol.com

banking equipment service tech.semi retired,work part time at Home Depot

Ocala
FL


 


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Eckels
Gary


BM3
3rd
06/1961
09/1963
navyoneusa@hotmail.com

Retired Fire District Supervisor

Baldwin
NY

1961 – 1963, Bits and Pieces, I don’t remember the exact date but early one day in August of 1961 we were loaded into a bus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and set off to our duty assignments in Norfolk, Virginia. All I remember about the trip is that when we stopped for lunch I had everyone’s meal vouchers and when we got into the diner and seated the owner came over and told us that a black sailor that was with us could not stay, as they did not serve blacks. I told him that if he goes we all go and after a short debate we were served. We arrived in Norfolk around 11:00 PM that night and I was dropped off at the Administration Building. A call was made and a jeep came and picked me up and took me to the Newport News. I reported aboard and was taken by the Master at Arms through a maze of passageways and ladders to the Engineering Division where I was to bunk. I thought I would be lost forever. I was a printer by trade and was assigned to a Heavy Cruiser because they had a print shop. Naturally I was assigned to a Deck Division, they said it was just for indoctrination. Several days after reporting on board, August 3rd, the ship deployed for a Med Cruise. The dock was packed with wives; girlfriends and kids yelling and crying as a band played Anchors Away. Quite a way to leave home for the first time. I was assigned to the 3rd Division and at my first muster I was assigned to maintain the trunks of the #3 turret. The previous holder of that assignment had missed ships movement so I was his replacement. I think his name was Phenicie. Not knowing a trunk from a sand locker I quickly got the idea. As long as my space passed inspection all would be well with the world. Pass I did all it took was vast quintiles of light deck, dark deck haze gray and white with a dab of blue added to make the trunks look like new for every Inspection. When Phenicie caught up with the ship he broke my balls about stealing his trunks it wasn’t until I offered to give them back that I discovered it wasn’t such a coveted assignment. Eventually I was assigned to the 3rd Division Gear locker in the hanger deck. Which to me was about the best assignment. We had a guy in our Division nicknamed the rat (Essel). He was a bit of a kleptomaniac and relived the other divisions of there paint brushes etc. so most of the time when we finished at the end of the day we just tossed our brushes over the side rather then waste time cleaning them. Our Captain was Captain Kimmel whose father was in Command of Navel forces at Pear Harbor on December 7, 1941 A few things stand out in my mind, Sunday Church services on the fantail, I would love to have a recording of those awful voices. And having hot buns afterwards and steak and eggs for breakfast. We had a Drone detachment on Board that launched Drones to be used for target practice. Day after day they announced, station the drone launching detail followed shortly by station the drone recovery detail after it crashed into the sea. This became such a joke that the ships newspaper ran a cartoon in it and the cartoonist (Couillard) and editor got a severe chewing out. All in all as I remember it the food was pretty good. And when it wasn’t the gedunk stand filled in nicely or the roach coach on the pier. We returned to Norfolk on December 20th, I pulled duty on New Years Eve and we had a great party in turret #3. We had a dependents cruise out of Norfolk and my guests were the Norfolk City Firefighter his wife and children whom I stayed with when in port (The brown baggier that I was) they were accompanied by there baby sitter whom I married a year after I got out of the Navy. So my wife also went to sea on the Newport News, 3 kids and 36 years later I still am. I remember as we pulled out of Rota Spain a hawser to a tog parted and we almost ran aground In December on the return from the 1961 Med Cruise we ran into a storm that kept us below decks for 3 days. Almost everyone was sea sick it was most impressive. At times we were confined to our bunks with the sea straps on. For those of us that could get anything down they served horse cock and saltines in the galley as cooking was out of the question. The mess deck was flooded and the water sloshed from one bulkhead to the other one-crew member broke his arm when thrown against the bulkhead in the mess deck. The 3rd Division stood Port and Starboard Life boueys and I had a wet suite that I had brought on board with my SCUBA gear so one of us would wear that on watch. We were tied to our posts during our watch. I also did a watch on the bridge during the storm; you could slide across the full length of the bridge as the ship plowed through the waves they broke over the bridge. When the storm passed the damage was impressive the ammo box from the three inch gun mount up forward broke loose and the ammo had to be dumped over the side during the storm, a lifeboat was completely smashed, Steel was torn from its welds. An aircraft carried in our group lost a man over board and several destroyers split seams. Quite an experience all in all. After our return to Norfolk in the spring of 1962 we went into the shipyards in Portsmouth where the ship was completely stripped of paint and redone from top to bottom. When we came out of the yards the three inch gun mount was gone and a big tower was there. We were now Com Second Fleet carrying a three star Admiral. Also Captain Bowers relieved Captain Kimmel in July of 1962. We made a trip to the North Atlantic and on the way back crossed the Arctic Circle making us all members of the Royal Order of the Blue Nose. We pulled into Norfolk on October 5, 1962. I had just reported back to the ship on October 22nd, from a weekend leave during which I drove my mother’s car back to Norfolk. It was announced that anyone having pressing business on shore could have 3 hours leave as the ship was deploying that afternoon. I went ashore to find a home for my car and when I returned to the base it was a flurry of activity loading supplies and Marines on board. That afternoon we pulled out to sea and President Kennedy announced that we were blockading Cuba. The Newport News was the Command Ship for the blockade and we had more Admirals on Board then the Pentagon. The flight deck was kept quite busy. The Marines even practiced boarding us by chopper. We went to General Quarters with " GENERAL QUARTERS, GENERAL QUARTERS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Then we had a stare down with a Russian ship our guns loaded and trained. During a break in the blockade we pulled into a fleet anchorage an unbelievable sight of ships as far as you could see in every direction. Cigarettes were ten cents a pack and a dollar a carton at sea and when in port we would pull out every so often so we could buy them. Returning from a Caribbean Booze Cruise some one got the bright idea to issue the booze the afternoon before we pulled into Norfolk to expedite liberty. That night there were fights on the ship and a stabbing. The next announcement was to turn in all booze. Among the many great guys that I served under was BM1 Sorby, BM 1 Thimie, and BM2 Chattin as well as some great guys in the 3rd to name a few Mike Elias, James Moore, Bob Cowick, Duke Ellington, Dick Essel, and Dave Matherson. Gary Eckels 3rd Division 1961 - 1963
 


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Gardner
Raymond
A
Twister
RM3
OR
06/1961
07/1964
druminman@gmail.com

Retired

San Antonio
TX


 


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Harrison
Edgar
N
Ed
BTFA
B
07/1961
10/1961
ejhnw@centurylink.net

Retired

Olympia
WA

I was stationed to the New Port News right out of boot camp.
 


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ARMENTANO
NICK
R
NICK
LI 3
LITHOGRAPHER
08/1961
05/1963
NICKARMENTANO@ME.COM



DANVILLE
CA

WORKED IN THE PRINT SHOP AND MADE A CRUISE TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC ! GOT RELEASED 2 MONTHS EARLY BECAUSE THE SHIP WAS TAKING A ROUND THE WORLD CRUISE AND I DID NOT WANT TO EXTEND BECAUSE OF SWEETHEART I LEFT BACK IN HARTFORD CONNECTICUT. WAS ABOARD THE SHIP IN NORFOLK VA. WHEN THE CUBAN BLOCKADE STARTED. SET OFF TO THE CARRIBEAN WITH THE ADMIRAL ABOARD. EXCITING TIMES AND GREAT PORTS OF CALL IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC.
 


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McGraw, Jr.
Walter
C
McGraw
RD2
OI
08/1961
10/1962
wcmcgrawjr@aol.com

Retired

Arlington
VA


 


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Reynolds
John


ETN3
OE
08/1961
07/1963
jjreyn3@aol.com

Purchasing

Farmingville
NY


 


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Troxell
John
S

PN3
EX Division
09/1961
01/1964
shipmate148@yahoo.com

Retired /Route Sales Frito lay

Lexington
VA

i was part of 6th div deck force for 11 months; then ex div personnel office with a short assignment as chaplains assistant; spent last 6 months on board as office sup in operations office .
 


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Setters
Charles
F

sk3 (e
stock clerk (clerical)
09/1961
08/1965
beverlysetters@yahoo.com

disabled

Pearson
GA

would like to hear from any old shipmates.
 


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Panfil
Jerome
S
Jerry
BT3
B Division
09/1961
09/1965
jpanfil@roadrunner.com

Retired Electrican

Grand Island
NY

This is where i met our wedding best man. This was the best of times.
 


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Finch
William
J
Bill
SN
EX
10/1961
10/1962
bikerbillcma@yahoo.com

Retired Computer Consultant

Las Vegas
NV

Came on board, PNCM Muse asked me if I wanted to mess cook for EX Division, luckily I said yes. Negative experience, made coffee for Master Chief and used water out of the deep sink while at sea. Master Chief was the first to test the coffee and yes I lived through his wrath. Great ship, proud member of the crew.
 


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Kroeger
Kenneth
p

RM3
OR/Comsecondflt
10/1961
08/1965
bbsbass@live.com
144 candlewood Dr
Retired Electrician

Hampstead
ME


 


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monaco
john
e

cs3
5th and s-2
11/1961
07/1965
johnm7422@yahoo.com

retired mech. working full time maint. for apts.

claremont
NC

I served one year in 5th div. and three in S-2 div. met a lot of good shipmates and officers on board. I thing those times were the best of my life on board. I have a big picture on my wall of NN.
 


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Cwik
Robert
L
Bob
ET2
OE
12/1961
04/1964
rlcwik@signalpeak.net

Retired Electronics Tec.

Silver City
NM


 


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Brennie
John
J

RM3
Radio
01/1962
02/1963
BRENJJB@optonline.net

Retired from IBM

Highland
NY


 


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Sonnenburg
Leon
P
Sonnie
GMGSN
fourth OL OI second (turret th
01/1962
07/1964
lpsonn@aol.com

MSG USA Special Forces (Ret)-Security Consultant

Miami
FL

My years in the Navy and especially on the Newport News were a very special and treasured period of my life. Friends from that time are still very vivid and real in my memory.
 


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Gutknect
Albert
R
Big Al
BT3
Boiler Tech
01/1962
10/1965


Retired Truck Driver

Springdale
PA

" KEEP THE MEMORY ALIVE "

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Faith
John
A
Faith
MU2
Flag
01/1962
06/1964
johnfaith@midco.net
www.mrfaithslasers.com
Teaching & playing music. Also, sound, lighting & laser shows.

International Falls
MN

Will answer anyone who emails me.
 


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Matson
Bob
T

ETN2
OE
01/1962
08/1965
warmocean@earthlink.net
www.matsontechnologies.com
Consulting Electronics Engineer

Palm Coast
FL


 


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Lesko
John
G

CPL
Marine Detachment
01/1962
07/1964
lesko@vva899.org

Retired

Marlton
NJ

Looking to find Marine Detachment members who went on to serve in 'Nam 1966 - 1967 (First Marine Division).
 


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McKown
James
H
Mac
RM1
Flag
02/1962
06/1966
jhm4417@comporium.net

Retired

Rock Hill
SC


 


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Leasure
James
L

E-3
M- Division
02/1962
02/1962
jimstrains740@gmail.com

Retired

Dellroy
OH


 


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Brewer
John
O
Johnny
Lcpl
Marine Detachment
03/1962
03/1964
johnnybrew41@yahoo.com

Retired,regional sales rep.,Baker Hughes inc.

Laurel
MS

Captain Richard Bowers was ship's Captain for most of my time aboard, & I was his Orderly. I was a low ranked Marine, but I got to follow him all over our great Ship as he carried out his duties. What an eye opening and exciteing experience that two years was!!
 


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Baird
Bruce
R

RM3
OR Division
05/1962
07/1965
bbaird@embarqmail.com

Retired

Louisburg
NC



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Fairchild
Charles
F
chuck
basm
5th
06/1962
06/1964
fairchil.c@sbcglobal.net

Retired local 7 Sheet Metal Workers

Jackson
MI


 


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Marceau
Joseph
J
Frog
GMG 2
5th 5 Inch Guns
06/1962
06/1964
jjmareau@aol.com



Kentwood
MI

Lookin back on the time I served on the News, was a awesome experience!
 


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Klein
Gary
E
feet
LI3
2nd Div. , Print Shop
06/1962
06/1963
Keyklein@aol.com

Retired from Printing Industry

Key West
FL

Fond memories of my year on the News with my shipmates.
 


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Dismuke
Donald
R
Diz
SN
4th Captain Gig
06/1962
08/1964
donaldd108@att.net

Engineering/Constuction Management

Sheffield
AL

One of my best frinds was Donald Lecerda from Bridgewater,Ma.
 


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Simchock
John
W

LTJG
OR, A
07/1962
07/1963
simchockj@aol.com

Sales Manager -DuPont

Falmouth
MA


 


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Guyton
Roger
L
Roger
MM3
M
07/1962
01/1964
rcguy@wcoil.com

retired

Ada
OH

I miss the old girl.
 


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Wazenegger
George
R
Pumpkin
RD3
OI
08/1962
09/1964
waz@wazart.net
www.yessy.com/waz
Artist

Pittsburgh
PA

I regret not keeping in touch with my shipmates. I have pictures that I look at from time to time. I wonder where my shipmates are and the kind of life they had.
 


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Lendo
John
J
JJ
MM3
Engine Room
08/1962
08/1965
jel033@shsu.edu

Retired

Houston
TX

I am retired from 25 years with DuPOnt in La POrte, Tx and living in Deer Park, Tx. I have two sons and one step son.
 


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meixner
thomas
g

em-2
e
09/1962
07/1964
readwing@aol.com

retired

livonia
MI

can`t believe this is the same country we served for in the 60`s.god help our young people to survive!
 


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Aston
Dale
M
Mike
MU2
Flag
11/1962
03/1964
pawbmj@embarqmail.com

Retired Telephone Engineer, Sprint

Columbia
PA


 


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Stone
Robert
D
Stoney
FTG3
Fox
11/1962
12/1964
rstone16@woh.rr.com

Professor, CIS - Retired

Dayton
OH

HCame aboard via highline during Cuban Missile Crisis
 


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Brown
William
R

FTG3
Fox
11/1962
02/1965
wrbrown10@cox.net

Engineering tech

Ramona
CA

Loved that time aboard the Newport News.
 


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Garner III
Gordon

Jack
E4
Supply
01/1963
02/1965
gordon.garner@gmail.com

Retired Police Officer/detective

Savannah
GA

This web site makes me very proud to have served aboard the USS Newport News. Many Thanks to all of my fellow crew mates for making this available.
 


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Hemmer
Richard
T
Rich
SM3
COMSACLANT
04/1963
04/1965
jrhemmer@yahoo.com

Quality Control Manager/gas fireplace tech

North Bend
OH

Two fantastic years!

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Shockley
Gary
R

SN
Ex Div/Print Shop
05/1963
05/1965
garyshockley@hotmail.com

Retired-Merita Bakery

Roanoke
VA


 


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Bronson
George
E
George
EM3
E
05/1963
12/1964
bronsongns@aol.com

Electrical Test Technician, Electrical Power Systems

Kingston
NH

Had a great time aboard the News. E Division men were the best.
 


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Tetlow
John
J
Jay
E4
Fox
06/1963
06/1965
jjtetlow@hotmail.com

Retired

Liberty
ID


 


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Ferrell
Jimmy


e4
Ship Services
06/1963
06/1967
ferrellmary@gmail.com

Retired Coal Miner

Griffithville
WV

I worked the laundry and the G-dunk.
 


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Ferrell
Jimmy


E4
Ship Services
06/1963
06/1967
ferrellmary@gmail.com

Retired Coal Miner

Griffithville
WV

worked the laundry and the G-dunk.
 


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Larry
Woods
C

Bt3
Boiler
06/1963
07/1964
Americanbritbrat@aol.com
4310 w cuthbert ave.
Retired

Midland
TX


 


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Snesko
Bernard
A
Bernie, Now Tony, Trigger
BM3
4th & 1st
09/1963
03/1967
Snesko@aol.com

Private Investigator - President of Same Day Process Service - former LAPD and C

Hidden Springs
ID

When we were anchored off of Key West the seas were too high to take the on-shore liberty party back to Thunder (in 1966 I believe). At about 3 am the OIC on the dock asked for two volunteers to try to take two liberty boats out to Thunder. My crew dug me out of my deep sleep beneath the huge stack of life vests on the dock and told me that they had just volunteered me. I think it was Fred Fellows (not sure) who was the other boatswainsmate. Jim Hermance was the only passenger who volunteered to take the ride on my boat. As we started out of the channel, the seas were still too high and Fred turned his boat around but we continued on. Soon the waves were breaking over our bow and I could barely see through the spray. It became so rough that my boat officer went to his knees behind be and put one arm through the metal bars around the platform and one arm around my legs to keep me in place at the wheel. It was one of the most exciting rides of my life and we eventually did make it out to Thunder. When I pulled up to the ladder, I turned and looked at Jim Hermance and he was laughing uncontrollably as he held up his shoes that he had taken off during the ride and said, "I was sure we weren't going to make it so I took my shoes off to prepare for the swim."
 


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Gallagher
Anthony
J
Tony
FTG2
Fox Division
09/1963
11/1966
tgtraining@aol.com

Retired IBM Instructor

Pawley's Island
SC

Never thought I’d volunteer to chip paint, but the work parties aboard CA-139 are great fun. Looking forward to the next reunion in Charleston, SC.
 


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Byrd
Ronald
W
Byrdman
SN
4th
09/1963
06/1965
rbyrd2434@comcast.net

Graphic Designer

Sparks
MD

It was great to be a crew member aboard this fantastic ship. My duties beyond deck chores, included standing side boys, being the designated ship artist for the first division side cleaners, to the Executive Officer and to the Flag Division. I am looking forward to attending another NN work party aboard the Salem.
 


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Jaillet
Wayne
A

RD3
OI
09/1963
04/1966
waynej@zoominternet.net

retired inertial engineering tech.

mercer
PA

A great learing experience for a country farm boy! Am very proud to have been a crew member of Thunder. I still have a lot of sea stories in my head.
 


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Erickson
Warren
J
squarehead
FN
E
10/1963
06/1964
werick1218@aol.com

Retired, Electrician / Stationary Enginner HP steam

Staten Island
NY

Captain DuBois welcomed me aboard. I remenber the nyc cruise, my home town. My family came aboard.They placed me in distribution. The "up and over" engineering spaces were awesome. Escpecially #4, with all the rotating shafts from the previous engine rooms. Great beautiful ship! I have a picture of her on my wall.
 


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Robison
Donald
V
Don
RM3
OR
10/1963
05/1967
dvlcrobison@yahoo.com

Retired

Huffman
TX

I served with my oldest brother-Robin HM6 during my tour.
 


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Wall
Donald
D
Walleye
GMG SN
Gunner Turret 2
11/1963
11/1966
Lynnettejeana@yahoo.com

Ac/refridge tech, Retired

Dover
PA


 


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Gregor
Edward
C

Ltjg

11/1963
11/1966
ecg@egregor.com
www.egregor.com
Consulting and M&A Businesses in Technical Textiles and Filtration

Charlotte
NC

I was proud to serve on the USS Newport News and the enthusiastic dedication of all my shipmates made for a positive and memorable experience.
 


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Oberndorfer
Jim
O
Obie
FN
E
11/1963
12/1964
JOO4443@earthlink.net

Director of Facilities

Shelton
CT

Amazing ship to have served on. I spent the remainder of my enlistment on a Tin Can as an EM2, but my time on the "News" was a special.
 


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Tubutis
John
P

QM3
NAN
11/1963
05/1965
jtubutis@gmail.com

Retired

Western Springs
IL

The time I spent aboard was an interesting time. I worked with and met some interesting people.
 


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Wilhite
David
M
Dave
RMSA
CR
11/1963
06/1964
davec21@bellsouth.net

Retired

Pensacola
FL


 


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Hoyte
Barry
G

SN to
Second Division
01/1964
00/0000
barry.hoyte@yahoo.com

Marine Machinery Mechanic

Manchester
WA

Lots of memories most good, a few really bad.
 


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Hales
Robert
K
Kurt
BM3
7th Division
01/1964
01/1966
srhales@hotmail.com

Retired (auto dealer 38 years)

Leasburg
NC

I was the officer's motor boat coxswain in 1965. Quantonamo Bay shakedown was my last cruise. I am very proud to have served on Newport News. PS I have a confession to make.My 1st mate and I rocked the admirals sail boat on the last mail run and the gun boat caught me be before I got back to the ship. I feel better now.
 


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Waddell
David
R

SK3
Supply
01/1964
01/1966
dufferduck@fuse.net

Retired Cincinnati Police Officer

Cincinnati
OH

Worked with Lt. JG Johnson and Chief Crandle in Supply
 


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Boon
Robert
P
Cloud 9
SN
OI
03/1964
01/1966
bobboonvso@yahoo.com

Retired County Veterans Service Officer

Pennsville
NJ


 


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Melvin
Jerry
A
Mel
BM3
Commucations
03/1964
01/1966


Deceased 6/10/2011

Mount Joy
PA



  06/10/2011


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Fleming
Clifton
A
Al
SH3
S3 Division
03/1964
07/1966
cafandkatie@aol.com

DEA Compliance Coordinator

Prince George
VA

Would very much like to contact Frank Kastelic or any other S-3 members who served onboard the Greatest Ship in the US or any other Navy, during the time that it was my privilege to be a member of the crew of "Big Thunder".
 


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Hermance
Jim

Stretch
EM3
E Division
04/1964
07/1967
jhermance@attbi.com

Automotive Genl. Mgr.

Chelmsford
MA

Very excited to find this page. Live 30 minutes from USS Salem CA-139, they're setting up a Newport News display now. I just missed the NNcrew tour of the Salem. I found my division officer, Charlie Laughton, lives 1 mile away. Contacted last year by Crazy Bernie Snesko. He and Dennis Graney were among my closest friends. I'm really excited to find you guys. I''ll be back! Grateful to have had such an incredible and formative experience,under appreciated at the time. I'm very glad to have found my way back.Looking fwd to renewing old aquaintences.please e-mail and say hello.

  06/25/2011


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smith
duane
e

rm3
or division
04/1964
08/1964
poppy37709@yahoo.com

retired

lisle
NY


 


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Viafora
Joseph
F
Joe
MM3
M
04/1964
08/1965
Dubby22@AOL.com

Senior Safety Manager, Con Edison, NYC, Retired

Flushing, Queens, NYC
NY

Great Ship, Great Crew, It seems a long long time ago.
 


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Luther
William
J
Bill
EM3
E
04/1964
06/1966
jll4wjl@juno.com

retired

Bushnell
FL

I am a snowbird and I spend winters in Florida and summers in Duncansville,Pa.
 


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welch
carl
w
welch
sf-3
repair
04/1964
10/1966
cwelch1017@msn.com

usnavy retired

va beach
VA

I had a great tour on the news..good memories
 


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Greene
Kenneth


GMG3
2nd Division
06/1964
06/1966
gmg3ca148@roadrunner.com

Retired armco steel co.

Ashland
KY

looking back had a great time on the gray ghost.

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Coughlin
Tim
J
George
SN
4th Division
06/1964
06/1966
timcoughlin@cs.com

Retired Accountant

Cleveland
OH

I remember GQ in mount 52. The dreaded "shake down" cruise in Cuba in Christmas of 1965.

  05/31/2013


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Price
Charles
M
Charlie
SFM3
R
06/1964
02/1967
cprice1101@aol.com

Retired

Woodruff
SC


 


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Buckley
John
T
Jack
IC2
IC/E
06/1964
06/1966
jbuckley2@comcast.net

Retired

Middleboro
MA


 


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Page
Richard
L
Benny
Rd3
OI division
07/1964
07/1966
Rpage217@yahoo.com

Retired

Sellers burg
IN

The Newport news was the best time of my life
 


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Koehler
Larry

Mule
RD3
OI Division
07/1964
03/1966
taxman520@gmail.com

Income Tax Preparer

Jackson
MO

I stayed in the Navy for eight years and left as an RD1. She was the first of four ships that I served on, but will always have a special place in my heart and on my mind.
 


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brammer
charles
e

bt 3
b div
08/1964
08/1964


r


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Dunn
William
M
Lumps
BM3
1st Division
08/1964
07/1967
sonrose47@optonline.net

Computer Consultant

Pompton Lakes
NJ

Enjoyed those great years. Loved singing with Louie Hamway, Pat Nappi, Danny Warren and Bob O'Neil.
 


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Ramos
Daniel
P
Ponch
SN
S3 Division
09/1964
07/1966
sylviaj.ramos@yahoo.com

Retired Civil Service DOD

San Antonio
TX



  05/25/2013


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Rhoades
Robert
E
Pop
BT3/BT
B Division
10/1964
03/1970
stokerdusty1@roadrunner.com

Boilermaker Retired

Chesapeake
VA

I lived on the ship along time. Thay had to kick me of and give me shore duty.
 


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Martinez
Joseph
D
Marty/Marty Moose
RD2
OI
11/1964
05/1973
bunkyd1@hotmail.com

Retired/Nursing Home 24yrs

Black Eagle
MT

to find this and would like to hear from anyone that remembers me. Looking forward to the reunion in Norfolk 05-11
 


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Gallo
Mike


HM3
H Division
11/1964
05/1966
msgallo43@hotmail.com

Business Manager

Sterling
CT

Would like to hear from others in H Div. Also any of the Marines I spent the Summer with at Little Creek while the ship was in drydock.
 


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Fields
Kenneth
l
ken
EM2
E
12/1964
05/1966
klfields@frontiernet.net

retired after 35 years doing large business phone systems.

independence
MN


 


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Vetillo
Joseph
M
Joe
RD2
OI
01/1965
05/1968
vetillo@bellsouth.net

retired

Delray Beach
FL


 


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Shannon
Jim
J
Shank
CYN3
COMSECONDFLT
02/1965
08/1967
unclebigtime2@sbcglobal.net

Retired

Chicago
IL

4-2012. Just spent a couple of days on the USS Salem with my wonderful wife. It reminded me of the good times on the USS Newport News
 


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Patterson
Charles
W
Bubba
RM2
OR
03/1965
09/1966
cwp985@verizon.net

Retired Police Detective, City of Richmond Virginia

Chesterfield
VA

Enjoyed my time on the Newport News. Had a great time on one of the reunions at Norfolk. Health is getting bad, but plan to attend more if health gets better.
 


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Elliott
Bill


EM2/C
E
03/1965
07/1968
elliott559452@bellsouth.net

Retired

Mableton
GA

Looking back this was the greatest time of my life. The "Grey Ghost" was the best ship to serve on. I still remember when I boarded the News coming from "A" school. I was astounded by her size and beauty.
 


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Stepanenko
Gregory
S
Step
RMSN
OR
04/1965
03/1966
gstepan@sbcglobal.net

Retired

Pacifica
CA


 


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MCcoy
charlie
w
mac
BT2
B
05/1965
12/1972
charlieMCcoy702011@hotmail.com

RETIRED WELDER FORT KNOX KY.

RINEYVILLE
KY

WOULD LIKE TO GET INTOUCH WITH ANYONE FORM B DIVISION THAT MAY SERVED ABOARD BETWEEN 5/1965--5/1967
 


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mccoy
charles
w
mac
bt2
b division
05/1965
05/1967
charlie702011@hotmail.com




AL


 


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Leonard
Robert
J
Leon
GMG3
2nd Division
06/1965
06/1967
you_can_too@yahoo.com

Retired

Albany
NY

Made friends and memories that have lasted me a lifetime.
 


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Mudd
Sidney
P
Skip or Stoney
LTJG
3rd to 7th to Side Cleaners /
06/1965
07/1967
spmj0007@yahoo.com

Freelance Writer / Creative Director (after 30 years with a couple of internatio

Shaukeiwan, Hong Kong


Can't bring myself to open the scrap yard page. What a Lady! (Does anyone know the whereabouts of Dick Culbertson?)

  11/00/2007


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Craven
Melvin
L
Mel
DK1
Disbursing
06/1965
05/1966
mcraven1@austin.rr.com

Certified Public Accountant

Austin
TX

Retired as DKC 8/31/71 Became CPA July 1975 Married 3 kids 6 grandkids Like to travel
 


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Sauer
Ronald
J
Ron
RD3
OI
06/1965
08/1968
ronsauer1@gmail.com

Retired Police Officer

Fort Mill
SC

Had a lot of good time with friends in a great division. Would love to hear from old shipmates.
 


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Shuba
Frank
J

GMG3
2nd
06/1965
06/1967
fshuba1@ptd.com

retired building contractor

McAdoo
PA

are any of you old farts still alive ???
 


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Atkinson
Richard
H
crazyrichard
MM3
M - Divison
07/1965
08/1971
CRAZYRICHARD148@HOTMAIL.COM

Retired

Jacksonville
FL

The Navy and the Newport News changed my life by giving me direction, accountability, and responsibility. Thank You all for the many many "GREAT" memories and fun times. Far Winds and Following Seas To All My Shipmates.
 


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Atkinson
Richard
H
crazyrichard
MM3
M - Divison
07/1965
08/1969
CRAZYRICHARD148@HOTMAIL.COM

RETIRED

Jacksonville
FL


 


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Brooks
Dennis
E
Dennis
E-4
Fox
07/1965
04/1967
papadeny@yahoo.com

Home Handyman

South Dennis
MA

The Newpy News was a beauty. Ienjoyed the North Atlantic cruise and the Carribean cruises we took. The Salem is not the same. She is similar though. I miss the ride from the Spot director sliding down the 30 foot waves, OH YAH!
 


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Mann
Joseph
F
Joe
SN
first
08/1965
02/1967
jmann@twcny.rr.com

RETIRED

Homer
NY


 


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Casey
James
M
Casey
SN
7th
08/1965
06/1967
jimcasey607@yahoo.com

Retired Teamsters Whse Dist-Nash Finch Co.

Lima
OH

Like to hear from 7th Div. crew who served from June of 65 to June of 67.
 


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Hendricks
Thomas
E

LI3
EX
08/1965
06/1967
hendricks.pth2@yahoo.com

Offset Service Tech

Germantown
OH

What a great website. Would like to get in touch with anyone in EX division. Especially the print shop.
 


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Meyers
Richard
A
Ram
CD3
R Division
10/1965
08/1967
meyers6685@gmail.com

Sheriff of Winnebago Co. IL

Shirland
IL

Enjoying life with snow mobiling in the Winter and riding my VTX1300 when the snow is gone.Would like to see as many of the R-div crew make the 2011 reunion
 


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hopton
helmut
w

ca3
commisary
10/1965
08/1969





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michniewicz
david
f
mousie
YN3
EX
10/1965
02/1967
yncmitch@aol.com

Administrative Assistant for Air Protection Division EPA

Denver
PA


 


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Miller
Alan
C
Al
MM2
M
12/1965
05/1968
smokeymill@charter.net

Retired Facilities Engineer

Newtown
CT

Proud to have been aboard for the first Nam cruise.
 


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Williams
Richard
D
Ricky
RM2
Radio
01/1966
01/1968
richard@apowersystems.com

Power Quality Engineer

Ft. Pierce
FL

I was with ships company about a year and was transfered to flag as a circuit controller. When she whent to Nam I spent the remainder of my service on the Springfield AKA "Spring A Leak". Will never forget my time on the New's (2) two north Atlantic Cruises and more Caribbean Crusies than I can remember. I do not have any cruse books any longer, think my first wife has them.
 


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Ward
George


Rm 1
Radio
01/1966
01/1967
gward43@gmail.com

retired

Staten Island
NY

Came on board and left with Comsecondflt but I loved the Newport News. A fine ship with a fine crew.
 


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kennedy
stephen
p
steve
ftg3
fox
01/1966
01/1970
steve5327105@yahoo.com

retired

raphine
VA


 


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Denbow
Carl
J
Midwest Puke
SN
PIO
01/1966
07/1966
cdenbow@fastmail.net

of Communication Emeritus, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Athens
OH

The nickname above "Midwest Puke" was assigned me by my immediate boss, Chief Castellucci, who was from Connecticut and didn't like folks from this side of the Appalchians! ;-) I would like to find the old chief. I recently reconnected with Clem Ruggeri, my former co-editor of The Thunderbolt, the ship's at-sea daily newspaper. Clem, unfortunately, does not have a computer and, therefore, is not online. One funny incident I remember (at least in retrospect) is when Clem and I decide to run AP and Tass stories on a race riot in the U.S. side-by-side on the front page. We thought the comparison made obvious the propagandist nature of the Soviet reporting. The captain had another view! We were called before the mast and told never to commit this "sin" again! ;-)
 


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Wright
James
P
Rusty
EM2
E Division
01/1966
07/1969
kayrusty5@gmail.com



Pleasant Plains
IL



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Brickhouse
John


SFM3
R Division
02/1966
05/1968
john.brickhouse@navy.mil

Operation Officer GS-12

Chesapeake
VA

This was the best time of my life. She was just a true lady who had class.

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Toney
Ronald
L
Toney
SH3
S-3
02/1966
04/1967
Danyalejeanine@sbcglobal.net



Sicklerville
NJ


 


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Gemetro
Bill
M

IC3
E
03/1966
08/1968
billgemetro@yahoo.com

Retired from Winchester Public Works Dept.

Winsted
CT

Fond memories and good friends aboard Thunder...“The Gray Ghost from the East Coast”
 


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Combs
Robert
W
Rob
SN
6th, 3rd
03/1966
08/1968


Retired

Prescott
AZ

I was a 17 year old "innocent" when I stumbled aboard the "NN" but I grew up fast! I started out in 6th Div. but made some blunders and ended up in 3rd Div. After leaving in 68, I served aboard the USS Robert K. Huntington & USS. Stickell, then on to three naval air stations & was medically retired in 1975, just a few days before they decommissioned the "NN", If any one wishes to email me please do.

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john
berg
s

FTG3
fox division
03/1966
08/1968
jna193@verizon.net

retired columbia gas of pa-service tech

washington
DE


 


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burlingame
david
c
surfer
SN
OR
03/1966
08/1968
burlingd@gvsu.edu

professor

muskegon
MI


 


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berg
john
s

FTG3
fox division
03/1966
08/1968
jna193@verizon.net

retired columbia gas of pa-service tech

washington
PA

proud to have served on grey ghost on first viet nam deployment
 


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Leavell
Larry
J
Sugar Bear
BMSN
7th Division Stbrd MWB
04/1966
10/1968
larryjlevell@verizon.net

Retired

Ruskin
FL

Of all the ships our Navy has I was blessed to be amongst the 1st crew to take that elegant lady into battle. 7th Div was the best deck crew onboard. Remember the days of Olongopo City PI anyone??? Lpo's Wolf & Chadwick really were a part of making me the man I am today. Thanks dudes for the discipline & weekend liberty to New York.
 


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Manning
Robert
F
Bob
YN3
EX Division
04/1966
04/1968
manning148@ hotmail.com

Attorney/Editor in Chief, Tax Analysts Inc. Arlington, VA

Clinton
VA

Did time in the Spud Locker; then to Flag PAO (LT Frederick, JO1 Frank Castelucci) (helped put out the at-sea daily paper during 66 NATO cruise) then to Legal Office ( LT Stepanovich, Jim Reed, Bill Thomas, ENS Bob Goff) GQ Station was T2 shell deck, Left ship 4/68 with memories that are still fresh and vivid 32 years later. I'd enjoy hearing from shipmates via email, snail mail, or if you are in the Washington, DC area, give me a call.
 


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Price
Edward (Ed)
D
Ed
RM3
CR
04/1966
10/1968
eprice191@comcast.net

Retired as a Weight & Research Analyst, in trucking

Hobart
IN


 


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Swan
Del

Sky Pilot
Corpor
Marine Detachment
04/1966
05/1968
delswan@hotmail.com

Retired Manufacturing manager

Euclid
OH


 


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Loth
Steve


FTG3
Fox Division
04/1966
09/1968
salfss@aol.com

National Sales Manager

Upland
CA

What a full bag of memories ! Still makes me smile after all these years. Still searching for Mike "Smitty" Smith from Spot 2.
 


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Lauraitis
Tom
F

RD2
OI Div
04/1966
10/1968
tflwalleye@aol.com

Retired

Oak Forest
IL


 


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Firman
Dr. William
D
Bill, Admiral
FTG2
Fox
05/1966
11/1969
vetsvette@cfl.rr.com

Lockheed Martin V.P. (retired)

Orlando
FL

I spent half a lifetime as an aerospace executive -- but the fondest memories of my life are of those few years spent on Newport News with some of the finest men I'll ever know.
 


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Herrera
Charles


FT3
FOX
05/1966
07/1969
chulaplaza@gmail.com

Retired meat cutter

Catonsville
MD

two tures to Vietnam and the rest of the time onboard were the best times of my life it is a shame they had to end. I made some very good friends like Danny Sanford, Steve Loth, Peter Honsberger, Dave Rappaz and many more. I'd like to hear from any of you that see this.
 


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Garland
Michael
L
Mike
ETN 3
OE
05/1966
01/1970
mgarland5@tampabay.rr.com

Retired Deputy Sheriff

Bradenton
FL


 


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Dowd
James
M
Jim
GMG3
2nd Division
05/1966
01/1970
jjumpdog99@aol.com



Bunker Hill
WV

Looking to hear from any of the guys who served on the best ship in the navy. Trying to relive those "Glory Daze"!!!

  11/10/2011


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SLATTON
GARY
W
FLAGS
SM 2
O
05/1966
00/0000
none

RETIRED

BURTON
MI

GREAT GROUP OF SIGNALMAN AND QMs
 


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Romero
Joseph
M

SN
Nan--S3--Ex
06/1966
02/1970
kc5mip@Yahoo.Com

House Cleaning Service/Retired

San Antonio
TX

Brings back a lot of old memories.
 


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Murdoch
Leonard
R
Tex
SN
1st Division
06/1966
06/1968
Guntoter63@hotmail.com

USN(RET)(Navy Counselor Chief Petty Officer in 2004)

Ash Fork
AZ

I learned a lot on the Newport News and I miss my old shipmates who I learned a lot from. There was good times and bad times but the crew was always the best. Spent so much time on the helm, I thought I was a quartermaster!! Has anybody ever heard from Jim Galen?
 


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Nerison
James
L

PC3
EX
06/1966
11/1969
Nerison@peoplepc.com

Carpenter

Prior Lake
MN


 


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gardner
edward
i
ed
e3
4th
06/1966
12/1968
edgardner49@live.com

retired

ft.wayne
IN

it was a lot of work,but i had a lot of fun.
 


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Boehl
Helmut

Helm
DC2
R
06/1966
11/1969
hboehl@yahoo.com

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Laurens
NY

I truly enjoyed my time aboard the "News".My 1st cruise being a North Atlantic cruise to Oslo,Copenhagen, Hamburg - at which time I went to my home town outside Bremerhaffen where I was born. First time I was back since leaving in 1953.I have made a lot of friends aboard and keep in touch with many. Would love to hear from more. I have also been to many work parties and reunions.
 


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Greenberg
Joel
E
Greenberg
FTG 3
Fox
06/1966
11/1969
joeledwardgreenberg@gmail.com

Retired

Merrick
NY

Staring at this "nucaptcha", I may have finally developed SEASICKNESS!
 


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Plowman
John
A

SN
Fox
06/1966
09/1967
johnaplowman@yahoo.com

Retired

Meridian
ID

Later assigned to Fox division after deck divisions. Here I started out to become an FTG. Left the Newport News in Sept 67 and left the Navy in Dec 1969 as an FTG2. Cruised the Carribean, Oslo Norway, Copenhagen Denmark, Hamburg Germany, Portsmouth England. Left the News before she went to Nam. Later assigned to the USS Holland(AS-32) working on the MK113 underwater FCS. Great memories of the News and friends.
 


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Larry
McKinney
J

OM3
QM
07/1966
08/1968
hfxrx@sbcglobal.net hfxrx@sbcglobal.net

retired local untily co.

Fairborn
OH


 


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Dau
Michael


CTO2
ComSecondFlt Staff
08/1966
05/1967
mfdau@verizon.netbest

Parts Manager, Capitol Trailways Bus, Harrisburg, PA

Camp Hill
PA

Came aboard right out of A school and the time aboard was the thrill of my career.
 


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Noll
John
C

ETN2
OE Division
08/1966
01/1970
john.noll@nollmail.com

Field Service Engineer

Park City
KS


 


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Edwards
Mike
L
Mike
GMG3
2nd
09/1966
09/1968
mikeandjoycee@aol.com

Retired Machinist

Louisville
KY


 


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Romano
Robert
L
Bob
IC2
E
09/1966
08/1969
WiryBob@aol.com

AT&T Retired

Philadelphia
PA


 


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stapleton
hugh
t

L/Cpl
Marine Detachment
09/1966
08/1968
rustapleton@comcast.net

retired

little egg harbor
NJ


 


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haynes
william
v
wolfman
FN
A
10/1966
05/1967
wolfmanbill.@hotmail.com
Face book Bill Haynes
ret.

st. george
UT

I was Chuck Wagon Bill On the ships Radio my wife was pregnet and i was transfered when the news went to nam also my best friend was a BT named jim hair I would like to hear from him or any one who remembers me or him I also played on the ships softball team.
 


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Rozendaal
Norman
G
Norm
PO3
Supply
10/1966
09/1968
corkjoy@iowatelecom.net

Farmer, Construction business

Monroe
IA


 


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Waterfield
Walter
M
Tad
RM3
CR
10/1966
04/1970
tadwaterfield@yahoo.com

Retirel USN/Police Officer

Glade Valley
NC


 


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Ghiotto
Paul
A
Gator
SK3
7th-S2-S1 Divisions
10/1966
08/1968
ghiottopaul@yahoo.com

National Park Ranger (since 1970)

Jacksonville
FL

Update the fact that on Aug. 23, 2008 it will have been 40 years since my departure from the News; that my wife, Hazel, and I have been married for 37 years; and remove the ages of the kids. Also, enjoyed the May 2008 working party in Quincy and am looking forward to the 2009 reunion in Baton Rouge.
 


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Haynes
William
v
ChuckWagon Bill
FN
A
10/1966
09/1967
wolfmanbill@hotmail.com

RET. construction manager Part time Car Racer

St. George
UT

Started out on the Mess Deck later A Div. was Chuck Wagon Bill on the ships radio station The Capt. would call and ask me to play Long Black Vail almost every time i was on.I also played on the ships Softball Team we won it all. I got Transfered before she went to Nam. My wife was Preg with our first child. I stayed In the Navy for ten years got out as an HT-2 and Im still serving Now AS the Commander of the American Legion Post 90 in St George Utah ...
 


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Heim
John
W
John
YN3

10/1966
05/1968
john@jheim.com

Retired

Venice
FL


 


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Thompson
Carl
D
Tom
SK3
S1
10/1966
09/1968
jthompson67514@yahoo.com

Retired - Landlord, Inventor, Quality Assurance Decal Manufacturing

Arlington
KS

Contact welcome from crew members 1966 - 1968 - Thanks for keeping up the website - glad to have found it.
 


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Goad
Dexter

Dex
FTGC
Fox
11/1966
10/1969
dexter.goad@gmail.com
http://dextergoad.com/index.html
Retired FTCM, USN and WECO/AT+T/LUCENT/GENERAL DYNAMICS

Greensboro
NC

Actually served two tours on Thunder; 4/61-5/64 and 11/66-10/69 (Instructor at GLAKES between these tours). Would like to hear from shipmates from either of these periods.
 


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Younkins
William

Bill
Mm3
M
11/1966
09/1969
Wwyounkins@myactv.net

plumber,retired

Hagerstown
MD


 


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Cross
Jerry
V

LT
Communication Dept
11/1966
10/1968
jvcross@ hiwaay.net

Retired system analyst (defense contractor, missile defense T&E)

Huntsville
AL

The older I get, the more I remember the short two years in Newport News. I left active duty after that, 'cause I knew it couldn't get any better than setting records on the world's largest cruiser. And where else could I have worked with people as good as those in the Comm Department? I finished a reserve career, and am now drawing that retired pay. Also, been retired from civilian career since 9/2003. Life is actually good without work (and with a good wife)! Hope to be at the next reunion in Charleston SC.

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Blanchard
George
w
Salty Dog
SN3
Gunnery
11/1966
09/1967
bb3250@cox.net

Insurance Sales

Poquoson
VA

Started on the deck force, then to the scullery and finally to the 5" gunnery division. I was a supply clerk getting parts for the gun mounts. Got the name Salty Dog when I was in the reserves prior to active duty. Received a hardship separation from active duty when my father died in 1967 to take over his insurance business. Still in the insurance business with Bankers Insurance, LLC.
 


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Greene
Stanley
D


CS
00/1967
06/1968
stanley.greene@yahoo.com
204 Starview Ln
Retired

Dallas
NC


 


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Shook
Keith
J

BT1
B Division
00/1967
00/0000
lindankeith@hotmail@hotmail.com

retired USNavy,BTC in1976 and appliance repairman in 1996

Willard
OH

Proud to have served on the "Gray Ghost from the East Coast" She had a great crew and it was a privilege to serve on her.
 


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House
Robert
J
Bob
SFP3
R
01/1967
01/1970
DEPOTDOG@NETZERO.NET

RET

KEENE
NH

IT WAS A REAL BLAST WISH I SAW MORE R DIV NAMES
 


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Boggs
Al
S

FTCM
Fox Division
01/1967
12/1968




Easley
NC



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zarecki
kenneth
e
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e4
signalman
01/1967
09/1969
kennymar@sbcglobal.net
no
retired

toledo
OH

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Moore
Thomas
R
Randy
CS3
S2
01/1967
08/1968
Song4season@msn.com

Perfect Patios - President/owner

Brooksville
KY

I served proudly on the News because I was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. The Nam cruise was a real growing experience. Lots of friends and memories on this ship. Later worked to try to get the Grey Ghost saved and returned to Newport News, VA but was unsuccessful.
 


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Shumpert
Lewis
S
Shump
RD3
OI
01/1967
08/1968
lewisandelaine@yahoo.com

Retired Columbia Police Department

West Columbia
SC

I look frorward to hearing from former ship mates.
 


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Ruxton
Robert


Capt/X
Officer
01/1967
01/1969
bobrux@gmail.com








  00/00/0000


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Siegel
Al


ET2
OE Division
02/1967
02/1970
CA148@charter.net

Financial fraud investigator/ reserve Deputy Sheriff

Calabasas
CA

Proud to say I was a founding Director of the USS Newport News Museum and Memorial Foundation. The museum we have built on the USS Salem is a tribute to the legacy of all that sailed on the Newport News. It has been a privilege to work with so many shipmates, their friends and families at building out the museum and helping preserve the Salem. As a two time Westpac sailor, my greatest thrill was June 2003 when we piped aboard my two former commanders, Lindsay McCarty and Edwin Snyder. I look forward to seeing old and new friends at our workparties and reunions
 


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Gossweiler
William
A
Gus
SM2
CS
02/1967
04/1970
bgoose@mtaonline.net

Retired Wildlife Biologist

Anchorage
AK


 


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Beamer
Terry
E

FTG3
Fox
02/1967
09/1969
beamert@rcn.com
2101 Kings Av Easton Pa 18045
Retired

Easton
PA


 


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Cline
Robert
L
Bob
E3
4th
02/1967
05/1967
Bobc2707@yahoo.com

Retired Security Supervisor General Electric

Roanoke
VA

I was just onboard for a few months for TAD due to the death of my father while I was in Nam on a Gator Ship (LST).One trip I remember waqs when we went to New York and the brass had a big name band come onboard to entertain but I cannot remember the bands name.A Beautiful Ship. It was called the Grey Ghost back then..
 


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Boos
Gene
E

GMG3
2nd Division/Main Battery
02/1967
10/1968
gboos@swanderson.com

Senior V.P. of a wholesale distributor of H.V.A.C. products

Deer Park
NY

Turret #1's Center Gun 'Captain' the experience of the first Viet Nam combat tour for the 'Grey Ghost from the East Coast' defined what shipmates will only fathom. Sharing such a bond is reserved for but a relative few and should never be forgotten.
 


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Myers
Richard
J
RJ
CYN3
OR/Radio 1 & Red Control
03/1967
08/1968
myers5star@yahoo.com

Retired

Myrtle Beach SC
SC

Through this web site I have been able to rekindle some great relationships with crew members...although it was a long time ago that we were crew members of the greatest ship afloat, it seems like only yesterday...
 


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Stone
Richard
E
Rick
YN2
EX/A
03/1967
07/1969
oldchief3@yahoo.com
http://oldchief1.blogspot.com
Retired from State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City
OK

Worked in the Legal Office during first Vietnam Cruise. Moved to A Division as Engineering Log Room Yeoman for the second Vietnam cruise. Served 8 years on active duty and then continued in the Naval Reserve, retiring from there in 1993 as Chief Yeoman.
 


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Jones
Horace
C
Butch
BM3
1st Division
04/1967
07/1968
horace482@sbcglobal.net

In between work

Colton
CA


 


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Reisfield
Eugene
S
Gene
PN3
EX
04/1967
11/1968
r2274@verizon.net

Call Center Agent Capital One Finance

Richmond
VA

Never will forget serving on the Gray Ghost from the East Coast and becoming a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
 


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Reisfield
Eugene
S
Gene
PN3
EX
04/1967
11/1968
r2274@verizon.net

AT&T Ret/ Product Mgr. Telcorida Tech.

Pittstown
NJ

Never will forget the Gray Ghost from the east coast and becoming a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.
 


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Love
Don
E

RD2
OI Division
04/1967
01/1969
dufferlove@centurytel.net

Retired with84 Lumber, Outside Sales

Wentsville
MO


 


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Cole
Carl
W

RMSN/
CR Division
05/1967
08/1968
carlcole@comcast.net
http://www.carlwcole.com
Retired - IT Manager

Charleston
SC


 


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Cronin
Kennneth
H
Ken
RM2
cr
05/1967
01/1970
jackenc@aol.com

retired telco

Vancouver
WA


 


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Flavin
John
B

RM2
CR Division
05/1967
05/1970
jflavin2009@yahoo.com

Retired - AT&T 40 yrs

Parsippany
NJ


 


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bousman
george

bear
gmg3
sixth
05/1967
11/1969
duckhunternys@yahoo.com

construction

rochester
NY


 


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Gonzalez
Ponce

Speedy
FTG2
Fox Division
05/1967
07/1969
ponce_g@hotmail.com

Retired

San Jose
CA


 


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Houghton
Norman
W
Bill
SN
OL
06/1967
11/1968
bill.houghton@gmail.com

Retired Building Manager

Schodack
NY


 


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Shotz
Harry

Shotz
SH3
Ship Service
06/1967
10/1968


HVAC Industry

Philadelphia
PA

The time I spent on "Thunder" was an incredible experience for a 19 year old. This was the ships first tour of duty in 'NAM, I am proud to have been part of her crew.

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Surprenant
Leo
F
Red
AG1
OA
06/1967
09/1969
Leofloyd@roadrunner.com

Retired

Utica
NY

Was an air dale assigned to Black shoes. It was probably the best shipboard duty I ever had. Our office on the 03 level I think it was right behind turret three. lots of vibrating and stuff falling off walls and ceiling. But after all these year I often more of this duty then another I had.
 


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Crouch
John
L

E4-BT4
BT3
07/1967
11/1968
johnthelma_crouch@yahoo.com

retired

hamilton
OH

LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY AND ALL FELLOW SHIPMATES
 


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Sieron
Mike


bm3
B
07/1967
01/1971
michael@moosebytes.com
http://moosebytes.com/
Illustrator

Buckfield
ME

Great site. Brings back a lot of old memories...mostly good!
 


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DeNatale
Joe


QM3
Nan, Side Cleaners, 1st,7th
07/1967
11/1968
joebats@sc.rr.com

Retired

Surfside Beach
SC


 


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crouch
john
l
john
e4
bt1
07/1967
05/1968
johnthelma_crouch@yahoo.com

retired

hamilton
SC


 


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Siemers
Uwe


CWO-3
S-1 Division
08/1967
08/1970
uwe.siemers@us.army.mil






Super site, keep it up
 


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faulk
michael
g

EM/3
E
08/1967
02/1969
michael_faulk@hpg.honda.comRetired

Retired Electrician

Kingman
AZ


 


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Tyjewski
Paul
G
ski
HM3
H
08/1967
10/1970
pthcipna@aol.com
Homcareinc.com
Ceo Homcare Inc.

Muskegon
MI


 


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zarecki
kenneth
e
none
e-4
signalmen
08/1967
07/1969
kennymar@bex.net
none
retired

toledo
OH

looking for jerry hackney.i was a signalmen from 67 -69.also looking for anyone who remembers me
 


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Knowles
Larry


SN
OL Division
08/1967
06/1968
SassyBrass@castles.com

Sr. Gas Engineering Estimator - Pacific Gas & Elect. Co. - Retired

Vacaville
CA

Like everyone else, we all loved and respected the Grey Ghost of "Thunder". 'Her' first Westpac cruise (and mine)are memories that transcend everything else in my life. But one of my best memories was playing in and leading the ship's band. This band was made up of crew members at the request of the Captain McCarty as a morale booster. I would love to hear from any and all of the old ship's band members. Are you still playing your horns?
 


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Gilbert III
Oscar
L
Buddy
CYN3
CR Moved to EX
08/1967
11/1968
oscar1945@cox.net

Battalion Chief Va. Beach Fire Dept.

Virginia Beach
VA

What I said before still stands: The first Nam Cruise wasn't a whole lot of fun - long hours and lots of noise. I did get to go a lot of places (Hong Kong, Pearl Harbor, Japan) that I probably wouldn't get to go any other way. Had a good time with the people I met, working both in Communications and in the Captain's Office with Clyde David, Senior Chief Kolasci, and YN1 Sepulveda. Would give the world to live it all again, walk the decks, stand in pay and chow lines, feel the ship sway while underway. Great folks and some not so great, but we were the Crew of the "World's Largest Heavy Cruiser". Not a whole lot of people can say that.
 


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Lanier
Robert

Mike
HM2
H Division
08/1967
08/1969
mike.lanier141@yahoo.com

Management Consultant - NN Webmaster

Charlotte
NC


 


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miletich
daryl
s

mm3
m
08/1967
02/1971
daryls28@yahoo.com

retired ford motor co

mio
MI


 


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Cusack

V

MM3
M
08/1967
08/1968
cdtevp@aol.com

Retired

East Haven
CT


 


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Rozier
David
J
DJ
EM3
Electrical
09/1967
11/1969
golf91367@aol.com

Plant Manager


AL


 


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Thomas
Lonnie
F
Pigskin
MM3
M
09/1967
02/1971
lonniethomas40@yahoo.com



Knoxville
TN


 


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Fries
Daniel
L
Frenchy
SN
2nd Division Main Battery T-1,
11/1967
07/1969
newpynews@aol.com

machine repairer/delphi automotive systems

Englewood
OH

Had some good times/Had some bad times GOD bless the sailors of the NEWS.

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Seison
Jerome
C
Jerry
ETN2
OE
12/1967
01/1948
jseison@comcast.net

Electronics Systems Engineer U.S. Navy

North Stonington
CT

After reviewing alot of the posts during my time on NN brings back numerous great memories. Anybody ahve any idea what ever became of Ed Endicott ET3 OE division?
 


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Piers
Robert
C
Doktor Strange
PN3
EX
00/1968
00/0000
trainman98@yahoo.com
413 Linden Street
Retired

Fort Collins
CO


 


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Huber
Randolph
P
Randy
LTJG
CS Division
03/1968
10/1969
randolph.p.huber@gmail.com

Systems Analyst

Canaan
ME


 


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Marrazzo
George

puppy dog
SN
S3
04/1968
11/1969
gmarrazzo21@gmail.com

retired

montauk
NY


 


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Dunn
Barry
L

SFP3
R Division
05/1968
06/1970
barry_dunn@sbcglobal.net

Printer

Kansas City
KS

It sure is great to see all the guys from "R" Div. in here. I had a blast and learned a lot from all you guys, thanks! (and had some damn fine times too!) I also want to thank the shipmate who made and runs this website. Fine job.
 


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thomas
william
h

e-3
e
05/1968
11/1970
naji6254@yahoo.com

retired

woodland
ME


 


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Shaw
Harold
P
PT
PN3
EX
05/1968
11/1970
hphilipshaw@comcast.com

Marketing

Richmond
VA

I enjoyed the time I was on board. Met some great guys and had great times too.
 


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farrar
jerry
l
rickey
sn
1st
05/1968
11/1969
farrarmarilyn@bluemarble.net

retired ford motor

spencer
IN

if anyone recognizes me contact me
 


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Shaw
Phil

PT
PN3
EX
05/1968
11/1970
hphilipshaw@comcast.net

Retired

Richmond
VA


 


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Lecroy
Al


CWO
S3/S4
06/1968
04/1970
daniellelecroy@yahoo.com

Retired

Portsmouth
RI

Great memories on a great ship. Would love to hear from old shipmates. I am looking for Uwe Siemers. So glad I found this website
 


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Mobley
Clarence
M
Mike
SM2
OS Division
06/1968
09/1971
mmobone@aol.com

MSG (Retired Army NG) Currently Roto-Rooter Sales

Joppa
MD

Times I will never forget. Friends I will never forget. What a great time.
 


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jGutleber
Lawrence


MM2
M
06/1968
09/1968
gonavy148@live.com

retired 30 years from Postoffice

Coplay
PA

Miss all you guys. Having a great retirement. So many thing to do travel, babysit ,take care of family.
 


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Gorman
Dennis
D
Denny
BM3
7th
06/1968
10/1970
bcd189@metrocast.net

autobody/retired

Rochester
NH

ran captains gig then admirals barge
 


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Cline
Michael
J

CS2
Cook & Baker
07/1968
12/1970
mjcline403@hotmail.com

retired navy and state retiree

Ladson
SC

i retired from sevice 02/1980, retired from pennsylvania state service 2000, moved down here to south carolina with wife from england, belong to NN/ shipmates also submarine veterans, enjoyed all my service time. do have a great amount of hobbies including 45rpm records, needless to say dowoop era, and looking for more. love the thunder.
 


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Stokey
Andrew
E
N/A
ETR2
OE
07/1968
07/1969
andrewstokey148@gmail.com
none
Retired

Abita Springs
LA


 


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Averett
Gary
L

LTJG
R
07/1968
07/1969
gaverett@wbhsi.net

Retired

Tucson
AZ


 


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Fischer
Herman
E



08/1968
02/1973
hfnewportnews@windstream.net




AL


 


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Pennell
Terry
C

SN
DK S-4 Division
08/1968
07/1969
terry.pennell@yahoo.com

Retired

Hiddenite
NC

I have so many vivid memories of my time on Thunder and the guys I served with.I remember most everyone had a dream of life after sevice. I hope they were fulfilled.
 


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Gioggia
Richard
R
Rich
GMG3
2nd Main Battery
08/1968
05/1970
bagbase21@gmail.com

Retired

Wappingers Falls
NY


 


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Gunter
Jerrold
R

Sn
OI
08/1968
02/1971
Rottiesami@aol.com

Retired

Charlotte
NC


 


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Lemmo
Nicholas
A
Nick
RD3
O.I.
08/1968
02/1972
nicholas_lemmo@yahoo.com

Retired

Tiffin
OH


 


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Howe
Lawrence
R
Larry
EN
BM/IC
08/1968
00/0000
howelr48@gmail.com
23 Bramhall Street
RETIRED

Portland
ME

Just found this site while doing research for my claim for Agent Orange exposure on our first Newport News deployment.I have heard there are quite a few of our shipmates that have gotten compensation for Agent Orange. Just trying to find a web location for proof we were exposed. Help anyone!! I have had heart issues they say are related to exposure.Other than that, I miss the days of being on the NN. Great ports we visited and a mission in Vietnam we came away proud of that we served aboard her. Please write with info if you can Thanks Larry
 


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Eugenio
Joselito
C
Joe
DK3
S5/S4
09/1968
01/1973
vegaskid541@yahoo.com

retired

North Las Vegas
NV


 


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Kuehl
Jerome
E
Jerry
QM3
NAN
09/1968
07/1969
jeromekuehl@att.net

Retired Engineer

Cuyahoga Falls
OH

Great memiories of the 68-69 Nam cruise, the great guys in Nan Div. and Classy ship.
 


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Raymond
Stephen
L

SM3
CS Division
09/1968
07/1970
shariandstephen1@verizon.net

Retired NYS Environmental Conservation Officer

Athol
NY

Wouldn't mind one last liberty in Subic Bay with my old buddies.
 


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Johnson
Russell
M
Russ
GMG2
5th & 2nd
09/1968
12/1972
garplool1@aol.com

Episcopal Priest retired

Hilo
HI

Best Gun Crews in the USN.
 


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Aubin
Edward
M
Wally
FTG-3
Fox
09/1968
05/1972
EAubinsr@comcast.net

Bus.Representative Local # 2 Elevators - Chicago - Elevator Mechanic

Bloomingdale
IL

I have many fond memories of my time on board the Grayghost and the men I served with. Would like to sail her one more time. The reunion in 2008 was great - we should get together again.
 


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Barsh
Dempsey
J
Grit
CPL
Marine Detachment
10/1968
10/1970
dbarsh3@yahoo.com

Retired Military

Glenncille
GA

I would like to hear from any crew members of MARINE DETACHMENT or any other DIVISONS.
 


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LANE
Bill
r

seaman
7th division
10/1968
02/1970
laneseeker@aol.com

self employed antique and flea markets

Dakota City ne
NE

I was a compartment cleaner side boy. Looking for fellow shipmates who remember me. would love to hear from Larry Cordova.. Ronald Mines..And have been looking for my good friend Troy Wilkins for years he was from Bluff City Tennessee. Anybody that served with me get in touch. 712-898-7937
 


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Wreck
Christopher
A
Wreck
GMG3
2nd Div
10/1968
12/1970
k2hve@msn.com

Retired

Bayonne
ME


 


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Chapin
Robert
B
Bo
Lt(jg)
Ops then Nav
10/1968
02/1970
bochapin@rmi.net

lawyer

Snyder
CO

My time aboard Newport News was a life changing experience that made me grow up , take responsibility and exercise it rightfully and properly.
 


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Epps
Lauren
L
Larry
E-5
Radio Division
10/1968
09/1969
e5radioman@yahoo.com

Verizon Telephon Co - Retired

Crystal River,
FL


 


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Gunter
Jerrold
R

SN
OI
10/1968
02/1971
Rottiesami@aol.com

Retired

Charlotte
NC


 


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Davis
Michael
O
Davie Crocket
E3
3rd
11/1968
01/1948
davisnorfolk4@aol.com

Production Superviser

Norfolk
VA


 


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Brandon
Jerry
W
JB
SNE3
OL/OI
11/1968
07/1972
walliebran@yahoo.com

RETIRED

Murfreesboro
TN


 


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Kile
Donald
H

FTGC
Fox
11/1968
11/1969


Retired

Greensboro
NC

Received a fast set of orders to NN in late Oct of 68, while stationed in Monterey. Little did I know that Thunder was setting sail for WestPac the day after reporting aboard. The WestPac and North Atlantic cruse of 69 was without doubt the most memorable sea duty that I had. As I was one that was always looking ahead and never back I lost track of all the fine men that I served with. Now retired for the third time I am starting to reminisce. Where did those great times go?
 


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Perry
Eugene

Gene/Baby Scribe
LTJG
EX
01/1969
12/1971
geneperry@att.net

Quilt Shop co-owner. Retired 1992 from USN as LDO (Admin) CDR. Worked with Const

Lake City
FL

What a ship - what a crew! Some of the fondest memories of my 33.5 years of active duty are from the 35 months I served in Newport News. Served with some great people and am extremely proud of the people who supported me in the Captain's Office, Post Office, Legal Office and Print Shop. I hope you share my pride.
 


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Slone
Larry


E4
7th Div/Print Shop
02/1969
10/1972


Car Salesman

Pasadena
MD

Shipmates It's with heavy heart I need to tell you of the death of our friend and shipmate Larry Slone. He died Sunday night 8/15/04 of a massive heart attack. Larry was on board from 1969 till Oct 1972. He was in 7th Div and then the print shop. He left the ship after the explosion, with a knee injury. Larry and his wife Anita were at the last two reunions. Larry was 56 years old. Larry was a great man and my best friend and will be greatly missed. Foster Edwards 68-72

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Lemley
Rodney
B
Rod
sn
OI
03/1969
11/1970
rodlemley@gmail.com
rodlemley@gmail.com
Retired from GE Plastics

Vienna
WV


 


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Mackey
William

Joe
SN
7th Division
06/1969
06/1971
joemackey108@adelphia.net



Huntington
VA


 


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HIBBS
RODNEY
E
hibbs hog
sn
1st division
07/1969
12/1969
ROD CAMARO68@PEOPLE PC.COM
119 SANDRA AVE BRANDON FL.33510
CHIEF OPERATOR AT MOSAIC PHOSPHATE PLANT

BRANDON
FL



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BAROLI
PAUL


DN
S3
07/1969
04/1971
NAVYCA148@COMCAST.NET

FORD SERVICE DEPT

MORRISVILLE
PA


 


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Ross
Donald
n
n/a
li3
flag
07/1969
09/1971

dnldros24@yahoo.com
retired

east longmeadow
MA

These were by far some great times for both my wife and I.
 


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Fletcher
Thomas
E
Tom
BTFA
B-Div
07/1969
12/1969
tfletch49@comcast.net

Stationary Engineer GBMC Hospital Baltimore MD

Cockeysville
MD

Served 10 yrs Active and 16 yrs Reserve. Retired in Dec 1994 as a BTC
 


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DEDEAUX
JIMMY
L


2nd&5th
09/1969
02/1973
jimmy122dec.jd@cmail.com
4237 GRANT RD
RETIRED MARTA&ATULocal 732pkp

ELLENWOOD
GA


 


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Graham
Shannon
N

Sn
Fox
09/1969
03/1973
sgraham148@yahoo.com

Dept. Lead/ Forklift operator Gill Industries Richmond Ky

Richmond
KY


 


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Webb
William
J
Bill
SH3
S-3
10/1969
11/1970
boatops.canvashop@verizon.net

Retired USPS

Mastic
NY

Served on 3 ships in 4 years, CA 148, DD 818 and AS 36 with NN the best. Went to NN reunion in 2003 and had a GREAT time. Best ship website on internet.
 


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McCain
William
T

LT
Operations
10/1969
01/1973
wtmccain@comcast.net

Retired

Fairfield
CA

Assigned to the Communications Department when I reported aboard in November 1969. Later assigned to the Operations Department. Was OOD when the T-2 exploded. Served 23 years in the Navy. Was a NJROTC instructor for 20 years retiring in 2010. Have two sons one a LCDR in the Civil Engineering Corps of the Navy and the second a former Marine Captain now working in Sacramento as an electrical engineer.
 


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Baroli
Paul


SN
S3
10/1969
04/1971
AFOCUS69@AOL.COM

Warranty Admin.

Morrisville
PA


 


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Wolf
Mike
R

SH3
S-3
11/1969
04/1971
ccht2010@yahoo.com

retired from SKF BEARINGS now working for wellspan health as dialysis tech

Hanover
PA


 


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wolf
mike
r
mike
SH-3
S-3
11/1969
04/1971
ccht2010@yahoo.com

retired from SKF BEARINGS now working for wellspan health as certified dia

hanover - near gettysbur
PA

made some friends while aboard and am still in contact with them today. my last job was in the officers barber shop. NN was an awesome looking ship and i was proud to serve aboard her.
 


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Kephart
Jeffrey
J
Kep
YN2
Fox, 1st, Nan, Ex
11/1969
08/1971
jjkephart@hotmail.com

Retired

Grayslake
IL


 


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Phillips
Allen
L

FTG1
Fox
11/1969
06/1974


Combat System Engineer for US Navy as a defense contrator

Hanover
PA


 


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Tate
Terry
L
Nert
YN3
E X Diivision
12/1969
06/1972
ttate33@gmail.com
none
Retired

Odin
IL

Worked in Legal Office
 


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Metcalf
William
E
Bill
BT3
B
01/1970
11/1971
wj_metcalf@live.com

Retired after 30 years with the Oregon Dept. Forestry

Astoria
OR


 


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Dresser
Thomas
C
TC
RD3
RD/OS
01/1970
12/1971
tcraigdresser@verizon.net

Network Engineer

Wheaton
MD


 


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Waters
James
A
Tony
E2
store Keeper
01/1970
12/1970
tonywaters75@yahoo.com

Audi Brand specialist

Milford
MA

Had a great time the North atlantic cruise was a very lasting memory for me .
 


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Ducote
Bryan
J
Wild Bill
BM SN
7th & 1st
01/1970
12/1972
bryanjducote@hotmail.com

Disabled, was in wholesale seafood

Haleyville


Greetings Men, We had some good times and some hard times. If I could do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat. When I joined the Navy, I was just 18, out of High School, and I did not know very much. I had never been outside of South Texas. Because of my experience on the Newport News, I was able to serve my country, see the world, meet many new friends from many different walks of life, and I became a part of a truly great brotherhood. I will never forget you, and I will always remember the Men who lost their lives during their service on the Newport News. I regret missing the reunion this year. Because of a resent heart attack, I was not able to make it. Thanks to the VA, I am in good shape and I look forward to attending the next Newport News Reunion. Does anyone remember the great Apple Wine that I used to make out at sea? I know Ball Cap does!
 


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Scheuneman
Art

Shinny
CS/SN
S-2
01/1970
12/1972


Retired

Arcade
NY

I remember most all the guys in S-2 Division; Jonsey,Prouse,Cowan,Kline in the bake shop,Mozart,Horrocks,and Newlander. Also Chief Adams. I hope everyone is doing fine. Remember the good times out at Va.Beach. We were just young kids at the time but sure grew up fast in a short amount of time. Seems like only yesterday.
 


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Pirrello
John
F

CYN3
CR Division
01/1970
09/1971
jpcp9272@yahoo.com

Chief, Administrative Staff, Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Hatfield
PA

I am elated the NN is "still alive". I would like to find and hear from old friends, Joe Patula, Mike Williams, Val Wilson, John Brichard and the entire CR gang.
 


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DYKES
JOSEPH
E
FOXEY
E3
A DIVISION
01/1970
01/1972
lock @ bayspringstel.net
1005 cr 21 stringer ms 39481
100 percent s v disabe

stringer
MS

just wonted to say hello to everyone and I realy enjoyed being onbored with everyone
 


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Carmichael
Richard
J

RM1
CR
02/1970
10/1972
r.carmichael42@gmail.com

Retired

Poulsbo
WA


 


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Ramsey
Harry
E

SK1
S1
02/1970
03/1972
hvn4me@cox.net

Retired Budget Analyst for Military Sealift Command

Virginia Beach
VA


 


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Gordon
Ronald
L
Flash
IC2
E Division
02/1970
05/1973
gordon1946@comcast.net

Navy Tech Rep

Jacksonville
FL


 


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Schmitz
William
D
Bill
ETR3
Operations / OE
03/1970
09/1973
billskathys@gmail.com

Senior Electronic Technician / EMC lab Coordinator

Wixom
MI

I pray for our lost shipmates often, and think about old friends regularly. My first helicopter ride was medevac from NN to New Orleans on Oct. 1, 1972. Wish it had been for sight-seeing. Finished an education during my Navy years that has kept bread on the table and beer in the fridge for 40 years plus. Great web site, brings back a flood of memories. Bless you all.
 


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brower
david
s

cs3
supply
03/1970
09/1971
browerelf@sbcglobal.net

retired

dorr
MI


 


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horrocks
edward
w
eddie
cssn
s2
03/1970
12/1971
ed04930@yahoo.com

retired

clearwater
FL

worked with a great bunch of guys
 


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Reese
Donald
C

QM3
Navigation
03/1970
06/1973
Presreese@Hotmail.com

Retired

Pennsdale
PA

Start date and depart date are estimates. Departed ship in 1973 prior to training deployment and was assigned to Atlantic rescue office for the Skylab mission.
 


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Morgan
Dan
M
Dano
YN2
Weapons Dept
04/1970
01/1974
dzmo@comcast.net
10403 Sequoia Pass Ct
National Account Executive

Houston
TX


 


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Smith
LaFrederick

Smitty
SN
M
04/1970
12/1971
fred148@att,net
Iron worker
Ret.

Chattnooga
TN

Hello M Division.Hey Thornton and woodie,
 


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Treece
Michael
T
Stanley
MM3
M
04/1970
07/1973
stanleyen2@aol.com

Millwright

Findlay
OH

Would like to hear from, M Div. crew 70-73. I wiil always remember Oct.1, 1972 and all the shipmates we lost on the 72 deployment.
 


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Orcutt
Robert
J
Bob
E5
Repair Divisio
04/1970
08/1971
bborcutt@gmail.com

tooland die maker

olean
NY


 


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Wardlow
Bruce
J

E-2
A DIVISION
05/1970
09/1971
brucewardlow@hotmail.com



Lakeland
FL

I remember you do you remember me?
 


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Records
Dennis
J
Rocky
BM3
!st, Side Cleaners, 3rd, 7th
05/1970
06/1972
micdenrecords@aol.com

Retired US Postal Service

Winter Haven
FL

Best US Navy Site around and best ship to sail the seven seas
 


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Thomas
Norris
A
Tony
SN
Operations OI
05/1970
12/1973
tony28pat@gmail.com

Retired Civil Service

Piney Point
MD


 


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Nicholson
Clark
J
Nick
FTG2
Fox Division
05/1970
01/1973
cjnicholson@wbcable.net



Aurora
OR


 


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schultea
patrick
d
pat
md1
midshipman
06/1970
08/1970
patschultea2yahoo.com

retired former pharma rep and naval flight officer

clemmons
NC


 


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Peters
Ed

Pete
YN3
OE Division
06/1970
05/1972
trainsforkids@atlanticbb.net

USPS Letter Carrier/Lionel trains & Hobby shop Owner

Fayette City
PA

My time on the News was a great experience and a great time. I was the YN/OE Div. I miss all my Div. Shipmates Lingle and Lamer playing Monopoly. and playing poker down in the hole. Also drinking PBR. and playing shuffle board, and eating at El Toro's Thanks for the memories.
 


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Morris
Bruce
C
moose
FN
B division
08/1970
02/1974
bmoose110@aol.com

Retired

West Creek
NJ


 


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rozell
william
w

e2
mm3
08/1970
08/1973
none
4475 woodville pike
disabiled

aurban
OH


 


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Avvampato
John


DT3
Dental
09/1970
11/1971
flyguy219@ymail.com

Retired - Contract Specialist - VA

Tucson
AZ


 


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Poole
Michael
K
Mike
IC2
E Division
09/1970
09/1974
mkpoole@mail.com

Retired

Black Mountain
NC

I sure miss my friends I served with.I still think about you guys daily.I wish I could see all of you !!!!!!!!

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Brown
Jerry


SH3
Ship Serviceman
10/1970
05/1974
jlb5057@yahoo,com

Retired

Greenville
PA


 


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Hofler
James
B
Jim
RM3
Communications
10/1970
08/1972
jamesbhofler@yahoo.com

Jail Officer

South Hill
VA

I was a radioman, in the Communications Dept., with about 80 or so other radiomen. I went on the North Atlantic Cruise, app. a year before going to Vietnam. Lt. Eisenhauer, Lt. Sorba, Cmdr. Alvarez, Capt. Zartman, RM1 Carmichael, and many others come to mind when recalling old memories. I was blessed to have been with such a fine bunch of patriotic men, who kept us all safe and out of harms way! God bless each and every crew member who served aboard our majestic ship! God bless you!!!
 


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Pace
Guy
L

JOSN
EX
11/1970
03/1973
guypace@me.com
www.rapier57.com
Information Secuity Professional

Bothell
WA


 


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Sauer
Karl
E
SUE
GMG3
2ND
11/1970
12/1972
MUSTAFI56@MSN.COM

Coal Miner

Fairdale
WV

Had some real good times and some real bad times am as proud as punch to have served with a lot of the men who were lost on Oct 1 and everyone aboard
 


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Lafferty
James
P

GMSN
weapons
11/1970
04/1971
lafferj2003@yahoo.com

retired

Derby
NY

I was only on her for a short time but she was a great ship .i new some of the men that were on her.I was discharged just before she left for the nam god bless all who were there that day.I severed in vietnam on the Hugh Purvis DD709from 09/68 -03/69 we fired 4,987 arounds during that time.then i was transferred to the New Port News
 


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Pace
Guy
L

SN
EX
11/1970
03/1973
guypace@me.com
guypace.com
retired

Spokane
WA


 


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Thompso
Phillip
D

IC3
E-Division
12/1970
08/1974
news148@swbell.net

Network Tech for at&t

Florissant
MO


 


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Friedman
James
H
Jimmy
RD2
OI
12/1970
09/1971
JamesHF1944@gmail.com

Retired (USN - 09/30/1984 & DOD Police 02/29/2008

Greeneville
TN


 


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Lester
Robert
E
Les or Lester
BT-3
B
12/1970
07/1974
rlester27@verizon.net

Retired from Federal Service at the Navy Supply Base (SPCC) then Retired from PA State QA Divison

Harrisburg
PA


 


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Olson
Fred

Fred Humbert
SN
Side Cleaners
00/1971
12/1972
fmhumbert@gmail.com
10920 Oakcrest Cir
Military Computer Sales

New Market
MD

Playing the harmonica in a R&B band since 1978 Would love hearing from some guys... 240-446-0046
 


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hiebertdonald
donald
e

rmsn
communications
00/1971
00/0000
lizdonhiebert@yahoo.com
426 Buchanan Rd
disabled/retired

Rebecca
WA


 


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Roskov
John


Corpor
Marine detachment
00/1971
00/0000
Citronjohn@msn.com



Monroeville
PA


 


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Jones
Michael
T

CSSN
S2 Bake Shop
01/1971
06/1973
thejones2@comcast.net

Dietary Manager for a Nursing Home

Goose Creek
SC


 


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Strott
Stephen
D
RAT
RM3
Communications
01/1971
06/1972
StephenStrott296@MSN.COM

Sales Rep

Salisbury
MD

I am trying to find out what decorations ribbons..etc. that were received by ships personnel from 1970-1972 anyone know? or how to find out.
 


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Thompson
Jeffry
D

SK3
Supply
01/1971
07/1974
jtsabre@yahoo.com

extruder blender operator

Mtn. Home
AR


 


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Chase
Bob

Bobbert
ETN3
OE Division
01/1971
01/1973
robert.chase@att.net

Director of Engineer, KHWB TV-39

Pearland
TX


 


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McCall
Mike

Mack
IC3
E Division
01/1971
12/1974
mikmccall@ msn.com

Security

Fort Walton Beach
FL

My time on the big boat was very exciting and at times, very scary.It made me grow up faster than I had preferred. Hope to catch up with alot of my shipmates. Feel free to E-mail me anytime. Hope a reunion of some sort is in the works.Florida would be a great place to have it.I could possibly find some nice things to see(ha ha!) All of my medals,pictures and awards of those days are in my exwifes possession. She said when I grow up, I can have them back, but she does let me travel down the road of memories every so often.Makes me realize how young we were. After all said and down, I'd do it al
 


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Rowland
Monty
W

SN
4th Division
01/1971
09/1971
wagonmaster01@netzero.net

Truck Driver

Orlando
FL

I was shocked when I heard from another shipmate of the terrible turret mishap.
 


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Cano
Freddie

Cam
CS2
S2 Division
01/1971
07/1972
canofandr@cox.net

Retired

Norfolk
VA

Retired as an NCC in 1986, loved my time on Newport News, the "Galloping Gray Ghost from the East Coast" what a schock it was in April of 1972 to get a 3 days notice you are going to Viet Nam, I came back early but I was on the pier when the ship returned, it is going to be great to see who shows up at the reunion.
 


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Ambrosio
John


HT3
R Division
01/1971
08/1972
JPA52@aol.com

Retail Management

Oxford
CT


 


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Lathbury
Richard
A
Dick


01/1971
04/1972
rl19709@earthlink.net

Locomotive Engineer/Amtrak

Middletown
DE

A lot of familiar names. Strott, Brownstead, McCollum, Youngman. Can't picture faces except Gallaso never forget that face. (Go Rangers). Great memories of the North Atlantic. Two cruises to the Caribbean. And who could ever forget those VA CAPES exercises? They put us on the Mount Whitney when you guys left for Nam. Harley do you still get seasick?
 


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Day
Floyd


GMG3
5th Division
01/1971
12/1974
floyd.day@us.army.mil

Toxic Material handler

Pueblo
CO

I lost a close friend the early morning of Oct 1 1972
 


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Pitman
Robert
P
Pit
ET1
OE Division
01/1971
10/1973
bertpitman@smithfield.com

I work for Smithfield Foods - Supervise a parts st

Virginia Beach
VA

This was a part of my life that will never be forgotten. T2 was our re-arming station.
 


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Gill
Don


RD2
OI Division
01/1971
06/1972
GILLMYPLC@AOL.COM

Firefighter

Carmel
CA


 


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Claypool
Charles
L

SN
3rd Division
01/1971
04/1973
cclaypool802@gmail.com



Saxonburg
PA


 


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Salisbury
Jim


RM2
CR Division
01/1971
01/1972
jsalisbury3@ cfl.rr.com



Mt Dora
FL


 


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Robichaud
Ken

Roby

3rd
01/1971
01/1972







God is Great
 


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Bellemare
Don

Fly Boy
AT1
Helicopter Detachment
01/1971
01/1974
dbellemare@triad.rr.com
www.navhelo.org
Telecom Program Manager -- CDR, USNR

Greensboro
NC

"Great Ship" and a wonderful bunch in the 1st Class Mess. To those who remember MMC Bill Stringer, I regret to inform of you of Bill's passing. He was one of a kind, and a better shipmate you will never find.
 


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Youngman
Wayne
P
hawk,hawkman,henny
RM3
comsecondflt staff cr division
01/1971
01/1974
intqrkxrm6979@verizon.net

utility person

Whitehall
PA

I served with Stephen D. Strott and Frank C. Sorba Greetings to both of them!!! It has been a long time...
 


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Sinks
Calvin


MMC
M Division
01/1971
01/1973
momdadsinks@hotmail.com

USN retired(25years)

Benton
IL

I'm looking for former shipmates that I served with on the Newport News
 


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Folk
Ralph


ETN3
OE Division
01/1971
01/1972
Buckskiny@AOL.com

maintenance training supervisor-major steel mill

Butler
PA

I served during the NATO cruise. I did not make the Viet Nam deployment. The Newport News was the best ship I ever served aboard. My ET friends were also the best.I think of them often
 


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Hartley
Jimmy


RDSN
OI Division
01/1971
01/1974
nancy_hocking@hotmail.com






My brother, Jimmy Hartley, was in Nam on the NN during the October 1972 incident. He was a good friend to one of the boys who was seriously injured from the toxic smoke inhalation. Unfortunately, Jimmy died in February of 2002. He was always proud of his service to his country and took great pride in his involvement in veteran's associations. We buried him with full military honors on Valentine's Day that year. He is missed daily by his family. If anyone remembers Jimmy I'd love to hear from you.

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Ingman
John
R

SN
5th
01/1971
01/1973


retired

Central
MA


 


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Horne
Steven
P


4th
01/1971
01/1972
Bksphorne@aol.com



Duluth
GA


 


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Brindamour
Roy


f-3
1st and R
01/1971
05/1973
mach351cid@yahoo.com



Forest Lake
MN

summer of 72 Vietnam , That was one hell of a cruise, does anyone know how to get ahold of george amaro, and billy sansui update your email addy
 

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DeShasier
Darrell


SN
4th Side Cleaners
01/1971
01/1973
deshasier@ev1.net

Continental Airline

Huston
TX