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Earl


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Louisville
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Louisville


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Dept. lead GR Spring & Stamping Richmond Ky

Richmond



 


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Jaime
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jaime.deguzman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

electrician @ University of California Medical Center, Sacramento, Ca

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Private Detective

Aliquippa



 


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James
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Htfn E
Engineering
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Steams416@hotmail.com

Pipeline welder

Aberdeen



 


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Dombrowski JR
Walter

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MML2

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mdisinmi@gmail.com

Deceased 24 November 2008

Warren



 


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Terence

Terry
e3

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tjmurphy879@aol.com

Self

Ocoee



 


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larry


yn3
ae
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l.popp@mail.myactv.net

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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mrusso2011@live.com

Retired

Des Moines


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


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Joseph
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lock@bayspringstel.net

100% service connected disabled war vet

Stringer


I was in hydralics
 


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Denis
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Denis
MM3
M Division Eng. #4
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dsheehan886@gmail.com

Retired Safety Manager City of Phoenix

Phoenix



 


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David
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Cs3
S2
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Davidr333@aol.com

Retired

Phila



 


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Lemmons
John
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Lt(jg)
M
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tom
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gm
2nd
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tedemayo@hotmail.com
11422sw99th st augusta ks.
railroad 19yrs.

augusta


phone# 316-841-5620
 


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Maki
Robert


IC2

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Quality Assurance Manager at Veterans Administration





 


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David
R

Cs3
S2
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Aol.com

Retired

Phila



 


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Danny
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Mole
Cpl
Marine Detachment
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dannyraburn@hotmail.com

Sales & Estimating Steel Fabrication/Minister

Plant City



 


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Alfred
M
Al
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SK
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albsure2009@hotmail.com

retired (postal cierk)

Chattanooga



 


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Gorman, Jr
Harry
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hhgorman@embarqmail.com

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Chester



 


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Michael


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MIKE-GOD@live.com

Retired

Cincinnati



 


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Akers
Louis
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Akers
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B
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West Union



 


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Donald
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donditmer@gmail.com
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Disabled

Clayton



 


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Robert
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Bob
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OS, 6th
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Retired

Daytona Beach



 


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Ehman
Martin
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Marty
PN2
Personnel
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mde@speedyclean.net

Business Owner

Bountiful
UT


 


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Crapsey
Alfred
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Craps
BTFN
MP Division
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masteruf1@aol.com

Retired Over the road truck driver

Toledo
OH

Looking for Joseph Jones and Rubin Amadore ,Bill Thousands Served From 1957-1959
 


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Pritchard
Mike


SN
3rd
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yardhound@msn.com

Business owner

Summerville



 


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Hove
Clark
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PN3
EX Division
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clarkhove@yahoo.com

Retired from recreational vehicle sales business

San Diego
CA

Who is out there from Personnel Office?
 


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Pritchard
Mike
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Bm3
Third
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yardhound@msn.com

Business owner

Charleston
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Martino
Robert
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Mm3
A
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Rab2martino@yahoo.com
90 apple gate unit 17
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Southington



 


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Matherson
David
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E3
Service
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Tbucket2go@aol.com

Self

Baton Rouge
LA


 


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jerry
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rickey
sn
1st
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farrarmarilyn@bluemarble.net

retired ford motor company

spencer
IN


 


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Johnson
Robert
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Fox Division
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  01/14/1993


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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 *****

  07/08/2007


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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
D

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

Retired truck driver

Midland
TX

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

  05/28/2011


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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







**** PLANK OWNER ****

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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 *****

  00/00/2001


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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
E
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".

  12/13/2001


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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 *****

  06/29/2014


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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

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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 *****

  02/06/2013


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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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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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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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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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James
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Jim
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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

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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



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Owen
Fred
S
"Pokey"
SN1
6TH
01/1949
03/1952
studly229@gmail.com

Practicing Retiree

LAfayette
OR

**** PLANK OWNER **** I came aboard the News days before commissioning in '49 and was assigned to 6th division. Later joined the basketball team (o which I am still very proud!), and later (in '51) I was transferred to DesMoines as ship's bugler.
 


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

Retired Tool & Die Owner/Foreman

Westfield
MA



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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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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.

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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

Retired

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******

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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

Was master at arms 1952
 


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Parsons
Harwood


FN
M2 Division
04/1949
09/1949
hparsons@rochester.rr.com

Xerox Corp. Tool Crib & Safety Coordinator

Penfield
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

Silver Spring
MD


 


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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
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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.

  07/26/2006


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Cartell
George
W

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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

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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

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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


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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.

  05/27/2011


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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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Davis
Roger
B

FTSN
Fox
06/1950
09/1953
rogerbdavisus@gmail.com

Retired

Lexington
KY


 


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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


Retired

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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Simon
Oliver
E
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
D
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
A
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

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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



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MI


 


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Waggoner
Cletus

Wag
HC2
Hospital
04/1951
12/1952


Retired US Postal Worker

Springville
IN



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Wilson
John
E

GM3
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
ET2
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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Haehnel
Arthur

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

Retired

Leesburg
FL


 


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Katz
Leon
J

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R Division
05/1951
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
BM2
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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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
SH3
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
ME2
R Division
05/1951
10/1954
carl.shaw@att.net

Retired firefighter From 1956 to 1984 (28 yrs.)

Champaign
IL


 


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Snyder
Richard
A
Dick
FA

05/1951
04/2955
lindsellway@hvi.net






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

  12/05/1965


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Hosken
Charles


CPL
Marine Detachment
05/1951
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

FT3
Fox Division
05/1951
10/1952
d.hagedorn@comcast.net

Retired

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
me2
r
05/1951
00/0000
carl.shaw 1931@gmail.com

retired fire captain

champaign
IL


 


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ARCERY
ALAN
R
ARCHIE

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

RETIRED

MASSAPEQUA PARK
NY

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


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Hunt
Thomas
E

FT2
Fox Division
06/1951
09/1954
kriand@aol.com

Retired

Naples
FL


 


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Hobbs
Albert

Al
DC2
9th Division
06/1951
09/1954


Retired

Davenport
IA


 


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Hartsock
Gordon
E

SHSH
S3 Division
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
GM3
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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ARCERY
ALAN
R
ARC

C
06/1951
08/1953
ARAARA1@MSN.COM
1128 LAKESHORE DRIVE MASSAPEQUA PARK NY 11762
RETIRED CHEF INSTRUCTER

MASSAPEQUA PARK
NM

I AM 83 YEARS OLD LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES FROM LONG ISLAND AND BOOKLYN
 


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Morrow
Donald
W

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



Harmony Twp
NJ



  11/24/2012


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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
EM1
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
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5th Division
01/1952
05/1954
dgill@antinozzi.com

retired

Stratford
CT

I will always be a navy man -
 


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Wisocki
Richard
G

SN
7th Division
01/1952
08/1953
LovesAriz@aol.com

Retired

Loves Park
IL

Knew Francis J. Snyder 7th div. from New Cumberland, Pa. also had brother William served on NN.
 


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Hamilton
James

Jim
Electr

01/1952
01/1955
gkhtoys@hotmail.com

Retired Electrician

Hendersonville
NC

I'm Jim's daughter Karen and I'm trying to find some of his old Navy Friends for a Christmas Present. My Mother (Jim's Wife) passed away a week and a half ago and this might cheer him up a bit.
 


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Leigh
Bruce
W
FM
FM
MP Division
01/1952
01/1953
bleigh@alltel.net

Retired Service Rep AB Dick Office Eqipment

Berea
OH


 


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Leiker
Robert
L
Bob
MM2
MP Division, #2 Engine
01/1952
01/1955
rlleiker1@aol.com

Retired

Lakewood
CO

I served in Eng.2 standing throttle watch from start to end. Enjoyed every minute of it. Sorry to here the ole ladie went down, She was the best. Just found this site and what a find. Would like to here from anybody that knows me. See ya on liberty.

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Burdick
Stanley


YNSN
4th Division, EX Division
01/1952
01/1953
stanleyburdic@aol.com

Retired

Copper Hill
VA


 


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McFaden
Herman
T
Monk
BM3
4th Division
01/1952
01/1954
appraiser91@verizon.net

Retired from the C&P Telephone Company

Evington
VA

Tour of the Med., Villa France, Moms Germaine(anyone remember her?), Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico, recently talked with Duncan C. Cobb from Louisana, looking for Stanley Dowin frm Montana, Miller from Atlanta,GA, Salvatore DiPasquale, and anybody that remembers me,would really like to hear from you, call or e-mail. been making calls to several old buddies. How about reunions this year would like to come to one. Worked for the telephone
 


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Hannold
Walter


Firema
MP Division
01/1952
01/1954
timothy_hannold@yahoo.com

Retired

Pierport
OH

anybody that served with me can email me.i was in the mp division. #2 boiler room.
 


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Apodaca
Jim


SN
Supply Division
01/1952
01/1954
yvonne@lodgeoftheozarks.com



Ozark
MO


 


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Hildreth
Franklin


SN
Supply Division
01/1952
01/1954
norfa@tampabay.rr.com



ZephyrHills
FL


 


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Tyrone
Raymond

Ray
FM
Engineering - Captains Gig
02/1952
08/1953
rtyrone@sbcglobal.net

Retired

Lumberton
TX


 


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Freed
Dick


SKSN
S1 Division
03/1952
04/1954
Dickagnessc@aol.com

Retired

Pawleys Island
SC


 


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Heim
Patrick
E

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

Retired

Baltimore
MD


 


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McPhail
William
P
Mac
BM3
4th Division
04/1952
11/1957
wmpmac@verizon.net

Jet Engine Tech

Dover
DE

What happened to the Capt's Gig?
 


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Price
Lawerence
L
Larry
SN
3rd Division, L Division
04/1952
12/1953


Businessman

Wilmington
DE



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Sampson
Jerry
I
Jerry
EM3
E Division
04/1952
02/1956
niemi77@charter.net

Retired City worker

Waltham
MA

If anyone remmbers me email me and we can exchange old times or if you have any pictures of the ship you can send them to me.cruise book 52,53,54 and 56 thank you.
 


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Tavares
Donald
A

SN

04/1952
01/1956
bryan@fctvplus.net

Retired Retail Manager

Bristol
RI

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

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Stankey
William

Bill
MM1
MP Division
04/1952
03/1956
billstan@webtv.net

retired Worked in public Schools of Michigan as teacher and administrator 30 years in Educatin

Chase
MI

Worked in engine room # 4 We had a great crew!
 


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Iwanejko
Joseph
R
Joe 1
LISN
EX Division
04/1952
03/1955
papay41734@aol.com

Retired from Post Office

New Castle
PA

I came abord the Newport News after serving a tour in Korea on the USS Wisconsin BB-64. The NN was like a "cruise" ship compared to the Battle Ship. I enjoyed my tour on the NN every moment. I would like to hear from my former shipmates especially the crew from the Print Shop & the EX division.
 


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Kennedy
Wesley
M
Ken
SN
3rd Division, 9th Division
04/1952
04/1956
kweekens@aol.com

Mason

Franklinville
NJ

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

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Schumaker
Jimmy

Doc
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04/1952
03/1956
docgaga1@aol.com

Retired

Petersburg
VA

Would like to here from any shipmates. The Mule was BM1 Plank owner sure he is gone to a better place Curtis, 3gm ED Warren Scott 3gm, Had a Brother on board, same div. the Schumakers.
 


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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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Swartz
Larrence


CS2
S2 Division
05/1952
08/1955


Retired

Latrobe
PA


 


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Shannon
James
H
Jim
RD3/RD
Operations/CIC
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12/1954


Retired RDC (OSC)

Virginia Beach
VA

Other cruiser duty...Galveston, Albany and Northampton...Misc duty stops ..USS Pillsbury, Dahlgren and John King...
 


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Mitchell
Howard
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Mitch
QM3
N Division
05/1952
05/1954


Retired Rancher however couldn't handle ret. went back work in retail at a Meijer store in bolingbrook IL. Please don't ask how i ended up i

Plainfield
IL

Retired from the Navy in 2/72 as QMCM shoulda stayed for thirty then I would not have had to take over the Ranch in ID and MT. Finally sold it in 97. Please give me an e-mail I get lonesome especially now that I have found this website
 


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Evans
Edward
A
Ed
FN
MP Division
05/1952
12/1953
edevans4999@adelphia.net

Draftsman Missile Test Project Patrick Air Force Base

Lake Park
FL

I am still reliving my Med Cruise 1953 I would enjoy hearing from any shipmates from the MP Division. I worked in Boiler one from 52-53.
 


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Vrooman
Norman
P

MM3

05/1952
01/1954
normv1@juno.com

Retired

Mohawk
NY

MM #1 Engine
 


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Brodsky
Robert

Sky whip
QM3
N Division
05/1952
08/1954


Retired

Salinas
CA



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Harness
William
D
Bill
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K Division
05/1952
12/1954
lakefish@aol.com

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Fayetteville
OH


 


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Gorman Jr
Harry


ET2
T Division
05/1952
02/1955
hhgorman@embarqmail.com



Chester
NJ

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


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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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Walters
William
J
Bill
SN
7th Division
06/1952
11/1953
wwwalters3310@comcast.net

Register of Wills/York County Court House York, Pa

York
PA

Hoping to connect with former ship mates.
 


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Scull
Samuel

Sam

CS Division
06/1952
06/1954
SScull4837@aol.com

Retired

Pennsville
NJ

Looking for G. Fingler, Dacey, Reese, Parris.
 


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Schreivogl
John

Red
SN
7th Division
06/1952
10/1954
helens@citlink.net

Groundskeeper

Johnstown
NY

Retired, Red hair is now shades of gray. Five children 8 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.
 


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Fleming
Thomas
A

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CR Division
06/1952
01/1954
taf418@Optonline.net

Retired NYPD, Dir. of Security, Greater N.Y. Savings Bank (1997)

Malverne
NY

This web site was given to me by a friend and I'm very glad he did. I was not aware that the ship went to Vietnam since I had been told that she was "retired" to some anchorage in the late 50's. I was fortunate to find two former CR division names in the roster and will make every effort to contact them. Best wishes and good health to all.
 


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Paul
Robert
L
Bob
MML3
MP Division
06/1952
12/1953
bobp3232@mchsi.com

Retired Shift Supervisor City Water Pollution Control Facilities

Cedar Rapids
IA

The time I served aboard 'The News' was probably the happiest time of my naval career. A great bunch of guys on a great ship. She was my home and the guys my family for the short time aboard. My work and general quarters station was in Engine Room #2. Would like to hear from anyone who may have been assigned to the same, or from any other shipmates as well.
 


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Griffith
Martin
L
Marty
MM2
MP Division
06/1952
00/0000
marty_mann@msn.com

Electronics Raytheon Retired

Stratham
NH

I think that the best time of my life was serving abord the Newport News.Would love to here from some old shipmates.
 


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Haynes
Joseph

Joe
GMSN
6th Division
06/1952
10/1954
unit9@msn.com

Retired Heavy Equipment Operator

Punte Gorda
FL

A Tennessee boy stationed on the Newport News as a Gunnersmate serving the Sixth Fleet in the Med./Atlantic/Carribean and wanting to check in with any fellow mates to say "Hello."
 


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Tilley
Robert
C
Bobby
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K Division
06/1952
12/1953
robinclem@earthlink.net

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Surfside Beach
SC


 


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Warren
Kenneth
W

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Engineering
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04/1956
nellken@aol.com



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MI


 


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Tester
Kenneth
W
Two Gun Tester
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S3 Division
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03/1956
kmtest@btes.tv

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Bristol
TX

It's sad that there will be no more crew down East Main St.
 


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Lein
Powell
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Albie
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A Division
07/1952
12/1953
Onlein2@aol.com

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Port Saint Lucie
FL

Have some good memories of our cruse to the Med.and picked up the 6th fleet Flag. We hit some good Liberty Ports.
 


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Collins
Eurmlee


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Marine Detachment
07/1952
12/1953
ellareecollins@aol.com

Retired

Edison
OH

USMC
 


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Brady
Robert
P

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A Division
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07/1955
bobbrady@hotmail.com

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Big Pine Key
FL


 


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Grimm
Ronald
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Charlie
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Fox
08/1952
06/1954


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Murrells Inlet
SC

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


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Hartshorn
Allan
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Al
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R Division
08/1952
10/1954


Retired from GE Silicones, Waterford, N.Y.

Saratoga Springs
NY


 


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Lavrenchik
Rudolph


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Main Propulsion
08/1952
08/1954
RUDYLAVRE@roadrunner.com

Retired, Electrical Designer

Brunswick
OH

Served in engine room #1, #2 and evaporators.
 


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Randall
Richard
B
Dick
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CR Division
08/1952
09/1955


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Keene
NH

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


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Spangler
William

Bill
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CR/Fox Division
08/1952
01/1955
pblank@yahoo.com

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Ocean Isle Beach
NC


 


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Gagnon
Richard
M
Gag
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3rd Division, 9th Division (sa
08/1952
01/1955
miamiryders@aol.com

retired det sgt from watertown mass.

Pompano Beach
FL

married to my wife roberta for 48 years six married children and fourteen grand children 303 N. Riverside Dr. Pompano Beach Fl. would like to hear from anyone from the 3rd div or the 9th div from 52-56 ed zeigler, tom sowerby, jhon shaefer, bill pemberton, edwin brathwait, rumbus reynals,ted alford, or any one else that knew me at that time
 


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Hanson
Richard
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Hans
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1st Division
08/1952
06/1954
richardo35@hotmail.com

Retired

Sparta
WI


 


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Lett
Denny


TE3
C Division
08/1952
02/1954


Retired corporate paper shuffler

Fort Myers
FL

Would like to find my old Italian buddies that taught me to eat Pizza...( John Conzone where are you?)
 


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Favata
Francis

Frank
BT2
MP Division
08/1952
03/1956


Stationary Engineer (Retired) NYC Department of Education

Lyndurst
NJ

I served with a great bunch of guys in the MP Division. I enjoyed my four years aboard ship especially the Cruises too the Mediteranian. Anyone from the MP Div '52 - '56 I'm listed in the New Jersey phone book.
 


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Poland 3rd
David
F

GM3
3rd Division, Turret 3
08/1952
08/1955
dpolandIII@cfl.rr.com

Retired

Orlando
FL

IF anybody remember's me from 3rd div,or terret- 3.I Would enjoy hearing from you?
 


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Rogers
Hon. Edward
W
Eddie
SM1
Fox Division
09/1952
01/1953


Retired Judge

Portland
ME

shipmates...have heard from some and do appreciate that...Ed was a college grad who joined the Navy to avoid being conscripted during the Korean War...it was 4 years instead of 2 before he could go to Law School and eventually be Judge...but he did not regret ONE SECOND of it...he loved you all...Thanks for that. JOYCE ROGERS

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Rippee
John
T
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MP Division
09/1952
12/1955
jtrippee@comcast.net

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Pleasant Hill
CA


 


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Snyder
Francis
J
Fran
GM3
7th Division, 2nd Division
09/1952
01/1956
drsprinting@aol.com

Letter Carrier (Ret.) U.S. Post Office

New Cumberland
PA

Knew Dick Wisocki from Loves Park Ill.
 


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Hohman
Raymond
R

MM1
MP Division, A Division
09/1952
12/1955
rayela2000@yahoo.com

LT. Fire Service (retired)

Elk Grpve Village
IL

I was a MM in the no. 1 engine room and later in AC refrigeration.
 


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Lestingi
Joseph
A
Joe
S1
C/7th Division
09/1952
00/0000
joelestingi@aol.com

retired-printing sales

Covington
KY


 


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Freni
Steve


CS2
S2 Division
09/1952
05/1954
stephenfreni@sbcglobal.net

retired self employed wholesale meat bus.

West Hills
CA

met two of the oddo brothers few years back in calif.when they had a barbershop. wonder why they left??
 


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Chilton
James
L
Jim
SN
7th Division
09/1952
06/1953
JAMESCH13@COX.NET

Retired

Virginia Beach
VA

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


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Hankinson
Marvin

Hank
SN
2nd Division
10/1952
07/1953
bigsid18@rochester.rr.com

Retired Deputy Sheriff

Hamlin
NY

I was on The Newport News Twice 10/52-07/53 then went aboard USS Wisconsin BB64 for Far East Cruise and then back to the News 05/54-08/54 then went aboard USS Missouri BB63 as part of the decommissioning crew in Bremerton Washington crew. Then went aboard the USS Sagit AKa 105 out of San Diego from 01/55-06/56
 


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Kammerer
Bob


SN
2nd Division
10/1952
10/1955
bobnzivak@aol.com

Semi Retired I still keep active CEO Stone Company

San Diego
CA

Hard to forget all those babes in Villa France.Rememer when we would leave,they boated out to us.The ship listed as they paddled around from port to starboard.WOW
 


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Finger
Harold

Fingers
RD3
K Division
10/1952
05/1954
cargoxprt@comcast.net

Retired Internatioinal Security Consultant

Boca Raton
FL


 


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Dunn
John
F
Jack
CPL
Marine Detachment, Flag Allowa
10/1952
01/1955
jdunn6@verizon.net

USMC Retired: U.S. Department of Labor VETS Retired

Westerly
RI

Served under Captain Bruce Livingston USMC Ret as Colonel. 1st Sgt Hurley and Sgt Jack Pease. Selected for Flag allowance in 53. Rotated back aboard NN when flag was exchanged Great Ship! Great liberty especially VilleFranche -Oui, oui!
 


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Mobilio Jr
Philip

Moe
SN
2nd Division Deck Force
10/1952
10/1955
pmm1016@aol.com

Retired Auto Parts Store Owner

Hasbrouck Heights
NJ

Mediterrean Cruise was the best espically when we pulled into port at Villa France and going ashore "the girls where great"
 


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Wilson
Rodney
W

LCDR
Navigation
10/1952
08/1954
rwilson2534@verizon.net



Wilmington
DE

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


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Grego
Wallace

Wally
DK3
Disbursing Office
10/1952
11/1954
wgrego@verizon.net

Corrugated Box Salesman/Retired

Cannonsburg
PA

Enjoyed being on the NN.
 


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Hamer Jr
John
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CPL
Marine Detachment
11/1952
10/1954
hamerjr@yahoo.com

Retired Insurance Adjuster

Charlotte
NC

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


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Ragland
Franklin
D
Rags
SM1/E6
CS Division
11/1952
08/1958


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

Norfolk
VA



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Dougherty
Thomas
A

SN
4th Division
11/1952
08/1955
popdoc@fast.net

Tavern Owner

Alpha
NJ

Would like to hear from somebody from the 4th division 1952-1955
 


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Chauncey
Clarence

Chauncey
SN
Fox Division, Control Room,Dir
11/1952
12/1953
cchauncey@stny.rr.com

Retired adv. bus.

Glen Aubrey
NY

Looking to find a Med. cruise book 1953,mine got lost. Hoping someone out there has extra, great to hear from someone.
 


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Pelnar
William
T
Pucky
QM3
CS Division
11/1952
06/1956
gerrybill96@hotmail.com

Sports Reporter

Menominee
WI

A most enjoyable Navy tour aboard the Queen of the Sea. Rags and I went aboard together and both became Signalmen at the same time.
 


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Mabry
Willard
M

CPL
Marine Detachment
12/1952
12/1954
w_mabry@hotmail.com

Retired

Mt. Airy
MD

Anyone who was aboard when I was can contact me at area code 301 831 5325. My wife and I would like to hear from any of the Marines who were in the honor guard at our wedding in November 1953
 


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Black
Everett

Blackie
IC3
E Division
12/1952
07/1954
everettblack@aol.com

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Phelps
TX


 


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Jarvis
Roy
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GM3
3" Mount
12/1952
03/1956
mjj1943@verizon.net






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

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Conatser
Jimmie


CPL
Marine Detachment
12/1952
06/1956
lakemarionplantation1@msn.com

retired Machinist

Summerton
SC

Would love to hear from friends from USS Newport News, looking for Francis Daily. Sgt Mark Race, and WT Harper.
 


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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.

  11/11/1969


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Salnina
John

Crow
QM1
N Division
01/1953
05/1956
jano62@rap.midco.net

Retired

Rapid City
SD


 


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Johnson
Carl
H

Radiom
CR Division
01/1953
12/1954
davide.johnson@plexus.com

Retired Electronics Tech.

Marinette
WI


 


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Prezorski
James
C

ET2
T Division
01/1953
03/1956
nytrolleyjim@yahoo.com



Deer Park
NY


 


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Dupree
Bob

Dupe
SN

01/1953
06/1954
sdupree@spotonusa.com

Worked for Stop and Shop Supermarkets.




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


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Gantt
Willard
B

IC2
E Division
01/1953
12/1954
nanwill@aol.com

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Harrisburg
PA


 


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Pressel
Glenn


GM3
Gunnery
01/1953
12/1954
chickieglenn@comcast.net

Retired

Whiting
NJ

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


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Dietrich
Robert


SN
Fox Division
01/1953
12/1954
robertdietrich30@hotmail.com

Retired from Hempstead Police Dept., Hempstead L.I. N.Y.

Fort Mill
SC

Memory kinda fuzzy these days. Skipper was Walter Price. My GQ station was MK 56 director port side forward with a five inch mount by my left ear :). Was Capt. phone talker during refuelling and entering port. Had a great time on the News until transferred to the Big Mo for final months before discharge. God bless all who
 


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Carroll
William


Radiom

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12/1954


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Long Pt
CT


 


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Pickel
James
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7th Division, 9th Division
01/1953
12/1956
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IA


 


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Carasco Jr
Ernest

Ernie
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H Division
04/1953
07/1955
Dkcooke@bellsouth.net

Restaurant Owner

Port Saint Lucie
F


 


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Murray
William

Bill
MM2
MP Division
04/1953
08/1955


Firefighter (retired)

Toledo
OH



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Mark
John


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E Division
05/1953
07/1955
jmark@twmi.rr.com

Retired (Telephone Co.)

Livonia
MI

It was a great time in my life. I regret that I did not keep in contact with my shipmates.
 


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Anderson
Billy
J
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E Division
06/1953
09/1956
banderson007@att.net

Chief Investigator, Oklahoma State Department of Health (Retired)

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OK


 


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Kish
Frank
A

LI3
EX Division
06/1953
08/1954
shafong@aol.com

Photo-Offset Cameraman Retired from Indianapolis News & Star

Speedway
IA

I would to hear from anyone that was in Ex. Div. The Print Shop: J.R. Iwanejko,SN H.Mednick LISN H.M.Bates,LISN Photographers, R.G.Zak H.K.Woodward,SN also any NN Camera Club members, the first of it's kind aboard this ship. The club under the capable direction of it's Officer Advisor LTJG Brown. Other club members H.L.Wilder,SN D.W.Stroebel,CT3 T.F.Botti,SN P.C.Correia,S D.M.Gale,SA F.A.Hansen,SN and to all personnel on the cruise book committee. And not to forget our friends next door to the Print Shop, was 2-112 BARBER SHOP B-204-3L. Bill Oddo,SH3,S-3 Div. Bellevue, Ohio. I would welcome hearing from from everyone who remembers me.
 


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Kennedy
Charles
S
Charlie
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7th Division
06/1953
10/1965
evafaith@charter.net

Retired Ameritech Fiber Optics Splicer

Troy
IL

Chief Richardson was the gunnery chief in the 7th. div when I went aboard in 53. He was undoubtedly one of the finest men I ever knew!
 


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Kite
Larry
C

ET3
T Division
06/1953
01/1955
kite@abcs.com

High school math/science teacher-retired

Clinton
IN

I was proud to be a crew member of the Newport News and have many fond memories of my tour of duty aboard her. It is hard to believe she was scrapped. It's like losing an old friend.
 


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Koch
Al
J

CS2
S2 Division
06/1953
12/1954




Plainfield
CT



  03/01/2005


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Kohne Jr
Frank
H

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Admin/Ordinance
06/1953
12/1955
skwvu83@aol.com

President Mellon Bank Community Developement Corp.

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PA


 


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Gotham
Thomas
E

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CR Division
06/1953
08/1955
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Guzzi
Jim


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Repair
06/1953
06/1955
jimguzzi@verizon.net

Retired

Glastonbury
CT

Re-assigned 06/55 to USS Mississippi EAG-128 until discharge 04/56
 


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Scaplehorn
William (Bill)
E

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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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Sherman
Daniel


FN
R Division
07/1953
06/1956


Plumber

Lakewood
NJ

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


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Swanfeldt
Norman

Swanee
PFC
Marine Detachment
07/1953
07/1955
Nswanee@aol.com

Retired International Purchasing Manager

Hudson
MA

I really enjoyed my (2) years aboard the Newport News, & have many fond memories, especially our visits to Ville France.
 


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Bersch
Dennis
W

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K Division
07/1953
05/1955
mkbersch@execpc.com

CPA Ret

Mequon
WI


 


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Gosselin
Richard
P
Goose
SN
7th Division
08/1953
08/1954
rpandjag@msn.com

Isanti County Sheriff Dept. Part time. (ret) Cambridge, Mn.

Cambridge
MN

Several years ago there was a write in the paper that said the ship was coming to Superior, Wi. Did the plan get the "deep six"?
 


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Jarrett
Charles
H
Charley
SN
2nd Division
08/1953
07/1955
rjcj1953@cs.com

Retired

Slippery Rock
PA

I have never attended any reunions, but am looking forward to the next one. I would like to hear from any of the crew members, especially those in the 2nd Div
 


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McGinnis
Richard
D
Rich
SN
1st Division
08/1953
09/1954
dirch@webtv.net

retired policeman

Philadelphia
PA

like to hear from anyone, was in 1st div.took one med cruise, then transf to the missouri.
 


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Lane Jr
John

Red
SN
7th Division
08/1953
09/1954
slbb63@aol.com

Retired General Motors

Englewood
FL

I was the bowhook on the motorwhale boat with Joe Flynn as the coxswain.[I wonder if Becker is STILL wearing his "House Coat"?!!] (The e-mail address is my sons)
 


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Hurd
John


RMSN
CR Division
08/1953
09/1954
onmcdog@gmail.com

RMC (u.s. Coast Guard) Retired

Carrollton
GA

I transferred to USS Pittsburgh CA-72, made Westpac, Decommissioned it at Bremerton, WA, Then xfer"d to USS Twining DD-540 westpac then discharged. Hi to all my navy friends.
 


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creamer
john
a

FT3
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.

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Van Every
Desha

Van
FN

09/1953
08/1954


U.S. Army Retired - Retired Northrop Corp

Sebring
FL

Met my wife while in Naples, Italy, 02/01/54 Been married 41 years
 


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Shilling
Richard
W
Dick
MM3
MP Division
09/1953
06/1955


Retired New Holland North America employee

Belleville
PA


 


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Oberlander
Elmer
R
Obe, Doc
HM1
H Division
09/1953
08/1954
obeandal@cs.com

Retired, Public Health Official

Wheaton
IL


 


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Rocha
Arthur


SN
Fox Division
09/1953
12/1954
bossen6888@comcast.net

Retired

St. Joseph
MO


 


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Smith
Garreld


SN
L Division
09/1953
10/1956
gsmith1388@aol.com



Arlington
IN


 


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Runnels
Robert (Bob)(Rumbus)
A
Rumbus
JOSN
3rd & EX
10/1953
04/1958
bobrunnels1@att.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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King
Jeanie
F
King
EM3
E Division
10/1953
06/1956
kingorpen@aol.com

Retired from Lockheed

England


I was a tech rep on lockheed's U-2
 


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Dengate
Richard
E

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Ship Service
10/1953
10/1956
rdengate@bossig.com

Retired /Telephone from G.T.E.

Kennewick
WA

I always cherished my days on Newport News while running the ship's store and later working in the barber shop and all the great guy's I worked with.
 


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Drees
Fred


SN
CR Division
10/1953
12/1955
francisa@mail2.wesnet.com

Retired tool maker

Russia
OH

Just like to talk to anyone who served at that time
 


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Elliot
William

Bill
EM2
E Division
10/1953
05/1954
nitabill@md.net

Retired college teacher

Hagerstown
MD

I certainly enjoyed my time spent on the Newport News and made many good friends on the ship during my brief tour of seven months. It was a wonderful change from the Mississippi.
 


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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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Lyaski
Bernard
T
Ski
EM3
E Division
11/1953
02/1957
aceski@localnet.com

Retired

Olean
NY

She was a fine ship. Many good memories.
 


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Ingham
Tom


FM
MP Division
11/1953
10/1955


Retired Plaster (the best)

Ft. Lauderdale
FL

Great two years of my life, made a lot of friends, wish I had kept in touch.
 


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Lefevre
James
W

SN
CS Division
11/1953
06/1955
jdublefevre@aol.com

Retired Banker

St. Clair Shores
MI

Came aboard in 11/53 and attached to cs division as a yeoman, later transferred to t division, did the art work on the 54 and 55 crews books, also pitched for the ships softball team and the t-division.
 


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Wynne
Robert
W
Bob
TEM3
CR Division
11/1953
05/1955
rwynne1@hotmail.com

Retired

Essex Jct
VT

Served aboard NN two years. Cr Div. Transferred to Tripoli Libya Dis. 06/57 TEM1 Retired from IBM 29yrs. Would like to hear from anyone that knew me.
 


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Baker
Bobby
G

SN
6th Division
11/1953
12/1954
ap3hang3r1@verizon.net

Assembly of God Minister Retired

Madison
IL

Would like to hear from old shipmates I have not forgotten you.
 


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Carnes
Charles
A
Chuck
PN3
EX Division
11/1953
01/1955
cactn@aol.com

Retired - Chief Financial Officer - Signal Thread Co.

Chattanooga
TN

Would love to hear from men I served with.
 


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Garvin
John
H

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Fox Division
11/1953
09/1954
john.garvin1934@yahoo.com

Retired Lawyer

Minden
NV

I came aboard following completion of Fire Control Tech School along with Harmon Fowler (since deceased). I was immediately in demand for mess cooking duties, but the Sr. PO put me right to work repairing radar. It was a wonderful experience to go on that Med cruise. Thereafter, I transferred to the U.S.S. Pittsburgh CA-72 and cruised the Orient.
 


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Smallridge
William
R
Bill
LI3
EX Division
11/1953
01/1956
willsm9@aol.com

Retired US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Searcy
AR

Would like to hear from any othe shipmates that I served with. Iworked in the Print shop and was assigned to the EX division. I know many of you could smell the popcorn popping while at sea and we would keep the door locked. Many good memories of my tour of duty on the NN.
 


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Heen Sr
Andres
W
Andy
FN
A Division
11/1953
10/1955
andyheensr@aol.com

Retired School Educator

Columbia
SC

Currently serving part time for Fellowship of Christian Athletes
 


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RACE
MARK
R

SGT
Marine Detachment
12/1953
06/1956
markleyrace@comcast.net

RETIRED

HOBE SOUND
F

looking back, it was the greatest experience of a young marines life. the people I met and the friendships were outstanding. Hope to hit a reunion in the future. keep in touch.
 


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Race
Mark
R

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

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HOBE SOUND
ME


 


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Pellegrino
Ray


SH2
S3 Division
12/1953
12/1954
shipboardfriends@aol.com

retired Barber-stylist

Coatesville
PA

I loved every minute on that wonderful ship, I would like to hear from any of the barber shop crew and any of my other friends in S3 Division that I shared so many liberties and onboard experiences. Please contact me at my E-mail
 


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Infante
Joseph


LTJG
7th Division
12/1953
08/1955
robinfante@aol.com

Retired

Jupiter
FL


 


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Matchem
Jim


MM3
MP Division
12/1953
05/1957
ussnn148@aol.com

Retired

Concord
NH

The best ship that ever sailed the seven seas. Worked in engine one and two.
 


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Oddo
Carl
J

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S3 Division
12/1953
08/1957


Barber-Stylist

Attica
OH

I enjoyed all my days on board the Newport News especially the times I spent with my brothers Bill and Jim and with all the crew members that I was able to meet. I hope to renew the many friendships that I made on board.
 


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Parsons
Charles
A

BT2
MP Division
12/1953
01/1957
chuck482@wirefire.com

Retired

Spencer
WV


 


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Brooks
Chapin
C
Chape
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MP Division
12/1953
05/1956
nn@chapinbrooks.com

LCDR, USN (Ret.)




I served as an MMFA/MM2 in Engine Three; the farthest aft of the four engine rooms. Newport News was the most beautiful ship in which I served during my entire 24 years of active Naval service. The lessons I learned there formed the foundation of a great Navy career. A belated, but sincere, ˜thanksâ™ to all my wonderful NN shipmates from whom I learned so much and with whom I so proudly served!
 


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Morgan
George


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Fox Division
12/1953
08/1956
gmorgan67@earthlink.net

Retired as Engineering executive for Lockheed Martin

Sun City
AZ

Worked On the GFCS Mk.56 system. Spent many enjoyable nights aligning the 3" batteries on the stars. Made 3 Med cruises, 3 GITMO cruises and 1 Middie cruise.
 


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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
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AL


 


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Powers
Richard
M
Trigger
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R Division
01/1954
01/1957
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N/A
Retired

Cottage Grove
MN

had a great 2 years on board the news . retired from northern states power co in st paul after 40 years of service life has been b good would like too here from anyone in the R Division years 1955 1956
 


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Ferri
Joseph

Joe
BT3
MP Division
01/1954
04/1956


Retired

Bradenton
FL

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


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Benway
Charley
W

TE1
OC Division
01/1954
12/1955
yankeedude3@cox.net

Retired Navy/Civil Service, now working for Virginia Beach School Board.

Virginia Beach
VA

Would like to contact radio gang members aboard during that time frame.
 


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Myers
Michael
G

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Communications
01/1954
01/1957
MGM@MyExcel.com

Retired Vice-President Central Piedmont Community College

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NC


 


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Beauregard
Leo
A

FN
Main Propulsion
01/1954
08/1955
Margaretbeau@aol.com

retired- Pipe-fitter/welder

Plainfield
CT

Proud to have served on the News. Enjoyed my tour of duty.
 


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Basset
Richard
L
Dick
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ET Division
01/1954
10/1955
RBASSETT788@webtv.net

Retired Fire alarm Tech

Agawam
MA

Left the ship 12/55 transferred to Getmo,got married Jan 56, once climed the mast underway for repairs
 


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Richare
Jeffery

Jeff
MM3
A Division
01/1954
10/1957




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FL


 


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Wright
Jesse
B

SN

01/1954
12/1955


Retired Funeral Director

Greenup
KY



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Dworak
John
J

MM

01/1954
12/1958
mrsflabbersham@aol.com

Retired Machinist-Schenectady General Electric

Mechanicville
NY

This is my father-in-law. He is alive & well & would like to hear from his former ship mates. He is just "computer illiterate". If you send an e-mail to him, I promise I will relay & maybe we can even get him to use the computer since he will now have a reason.
 


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Bailey
George
I
GI
TE3
Post Office (Radio Division)
01/1954
09/1956
marielance96@hotmail.com

Retired

Waterbury
CT


 


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Feltner
Robert
E

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OI Division
01/1954
12/1958
bobfrd1@aol.com

Retired

Hamilton
OH


 


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Cannon
Alfred




01/1954
12/1955









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Skelly
Edward
R

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2nd Division
01/1954
12/1957
ers@hartcom.net

Retired NYFD

Hartwell
GA

Had a great time on the News
 


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Broughton
John

Jay
CPO

01/1954
12/1954
laf@acegroup.cc



Ossian
IA

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

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Wolf
Alvin


PN3
EX Division
03/1954
11/1956
markon@mac.com

Retired

Miami
FL


 


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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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Caufman
Earl
D
King
SM3
OS Division
04/1954
08/1958
caufman1939@century.net

Retired from Ralston Purina lazy old man

Carlisle
PA

Was on the bridge with Rags or so call the nick name Boones
 


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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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Garibay
Charles

Chief
MM2
MP Division
05/1954
10/1957


Farmer, Rancher, Welder, CNA

Kingman
KS

Would love to hear from old shipmates. Enjoyed the friendship and experiences that were formed aboard the NN Would like to hear from some of you
 


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Farrell Sr
John
R
Jack
EM3
E Division
05/1954
06/1956
jrf0498@aol.com

Current-Retired Past-Tractor trailer driver-Machine Operator

Rensselaer
NY

Drove tractor trailers for 18 years, also manufactured industrial tapes (duct& masking) as a machine operator for 15 years. Retired for about five years and have just entered the world of cyberspace.
 


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Hankinson
Marvin

Hank
SN
1st Division
05/1954
08/1954
bigsid18@rochester.rr.com

Retired Deputy Sheriff

Hamlin
NY

I was on The Newport News Twice 10/52-07/53 then went aboard USS Wisconsin BB64 for Far East Cruise and then back to the News 05/54-08/54 then went aboard USS Missouri BB63 as part of the decommissioning crew in Bremerton Washington crew. Then went aboard the USS Sagit AKa 105 out of San Diego from 01/55-06/56
 


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Vassaks
Basil

Greek
ET3
T Division
05/1954
12/1956
jerry3moore@hotmail.com

Retired

Corinth
TX


 


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Washburn
Gordon

Flash
SN
Dept 6
05/1954
11/1957
vegas1996.@optonline.net

Quality Control

Trenton
NJ


 


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Shelmadine
Dennis

Shelly
YN3
Fox Division
05/1954
05/1957


Retired

Reno
NV



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Russo
Robert
J

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Fox Division
06/1954
01/1956
rrusso@dtccom.net

Retired Plumber

Smithville
TN

Interested in hearing from anyone in Fox Div. who served 1954-1957
 


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Urban
J. Donald

Don

A Division
06/1954
06/1956


HVAC/Control Tech.

Mesa
AZ

Outstanding Ship, There is a brass model of CA 148 in San Diego, Naval Training Center. As of the 1970's.
 


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Richardson
John
C

LTJG
Main Propulsion
06/1954
06/1956
jrichardson1@nc.rr.com

Retired General Electric after 32 years

Chapel Hill
NC

A long time ago-- a lot of good memories--Villefranche, Monaco-- great bunch of guys-- beautiful ship--
 


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Willis
Jack

Willie
FN
MP Division
06/1954
09/1955
liljake136@aol.com

Retired Mechanical Contracting

Raliegh
NC

Great memories of a great ship. I'd like to hear from Fitz, Adams, Mooney.
 


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Robinson
William
F
Robbie
SK3
Store Keepers Office
06/1954
05/1958
azoic@att.net

Retired Postal Worker

Fullerton
CA

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

  05/03/1998


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DAWSON
Charles
I
Irv
SN
2nd Division
08/1954
03/1955
elcid @embarqmail.com

Retired

The Village
FL


 


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Grissett
Carl
D

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K Division, OI Division
08/1954
12/1956
carl808t@msn.com

Construction worldwide /Retired

Byab
TX

Good to see some of the names of old shipmates.
 


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Quackenbush
Robert

Quackie
SK3

08/1954
10/1957
robbiecram@yahoo.com

Printer - Retired

Crystal River
FL

I'm writing this for my Dad who passed away on June 27, 2000. I wish I had seen this page before he died. He always spoke fondly of his days on the "News" and he would have loved to see this great site. If you remember my Dad, I would love to hear from you. Thanks...Robbie Cram

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Mastrostefano
Antonio

Tony
SA
EX Division
08/1954
08/1957
antomastr@aol.com

Retired 05/78 as PNCM. Retired civil service DON 01/99.

Fairfax
VA

Enjoyed my tour on News and Med cruises. I was hoping to return to News to finish my last tour in Navy.
 


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Donavan
Phil


LTJG
4th Division, 2nd Division
08/1954
07/1956
fhdon@earthlink.net

All navy until retirement in 1979


RI

Newport News was the beginning of a full and satisfying navy life for me and my family. I came aboard Newport News as a 22 year old Ensign. I'm 70 now and retired as a Captain in 1979. I remember Captain Royce P. Davis clearly. God, could he yell!
 


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Haffner
Roy
S

SN/USN
5th Division, OE Division
08/1954
05/1958
rshaffner@webtv.net

Retired Electrician

Allentown
PA

This May I will be married 43yrs. I have four sons,Two grandchildren and am retired since 1998 after 35yrs with the Allentown School District. My wife also retired in Jan. 2000,a Pa. Reg. Nurse A graduate nurse from Allentown School of nursing since 1960. Three of my boys graduated from Penn. State and one from Williamsport Tech which is now apart of Penn. State.
 


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Bowdren
Larry

Frenchy
DT1
Dental
08/1954
09/1957
lbowdren@aol.com

CDR MSC USN(Retired), Retired President of Hospital Mgmt Corp.

Casselberry
FL

Looking forward to hearing from shipmates & members of D & H Divisions. Great ship & shipmates. Glad to report aboard (again)!!!!
 


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Stuart
Fred


SK3
Supply Division
08/1954
12/1954
fstu@bellsouth.net

Retired CPA

Chaplin
SC

I was only aboard for a short time and was transferred to the USS Mississippi before the Med cruise in 1955
 


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Thoren
Wayne
K

ET3
OE Division
08/1954
02/1957
Waymothor@aol.com



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IL


 


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Raftery
John
E

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CR Division
08/1954
12/1956
johneraft@comcast.net

Retired USN as RMCM. Retired from own Co in 1997

Riceville
TN

Would love to hear from all you old watchstanders.
 


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Socha
Edward
S
Ed
EM2
E Division
09/1954
02/1957
esocha@cfl.rr.com

Retired as a Production Engineer in 1994

Palm Bay
FL

Living the "good life" in Florida.
 


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Woodbury
Robert
S

EM3
E Division
09/1954
06/1956
rsw25@juno.com

Retired

Kittery Point
ME

Went to Sub School from NN and finished a 5 year hitch in Subs. Got a Journalism degree from Boston Univ and was a bureau chief based in Saigon during the war. Went on to get a Merchant Marine Master (Captain) License and worked on ships for 30 years. Now playing with antique cars. John Carbonerra, where are you? And Gus the Greek, do not call.
 


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Rieker
James

Jim
MM2

09/1954
09/1955
rieker@excite.com

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Nixa
MO


 


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Gelfman
Philbert


JO3
EX Division
09/1954
10/1955
moneyinthetill@yahoo.com

Marketing Consultant

Morton Grove
IL

I am always curious about my former shipmates. In retrospect (but not always at the time), it was a pleasant cruise with accommodating people (apart from the occasional SOB).
 


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tartarelli
donald

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

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terryville
CT


 


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Fitzgibbons
John
V

FN
B Division, MP Division
10/1954
03/1956


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Newport Richey
FL


 


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Adler
Richard
E
Dick
BT3
MP Division
10/1954
09/1957
rnddaug@pa.net

Retired

Carlisle
PA

Looking forward to the next reunion.
 


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Zell
Daniel

Dan
ME2
R Division
10/1954
07/1958


Branch Chief machine and Metals div. Retired

Berwyn Heighs
MD

I spent the best 3 1/2 years of my life on the News. I am sorry she isn't still in commission
 


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Demeter
Steve


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CR Division, OR Division, Tele
10/1954
06/1957
sfdemeter@aol.com

Retired

Piscataway
NJ

Worked for Time Magazine in NYC for 32 years, Was the copy and graphics chief, been retired for 13 years
 


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Richardson
Gene

Rich
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3rd Division, Turret 3
10/1954
04/1957
evelynrichardson@comcast.net

Retired

Middleboro
MA

My first and favorite ship. I served on 7 other ships and retired in 1972.
 


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Johnson
George
R
GR
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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

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OE
11/1954
06/1957
None
None
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Mohrsville
PA

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Wynn
Richard
L

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Engineering
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10/1955
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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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Graden
Gus


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11/1954
06/1955








 


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Wagner
Richard
M
Wag
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S1 Division
11/1954
06/1955
RMWagner@aol.com

Sr. Planner with General Dynamics Corp., retired

Groton
CT

I was only on board for a short but enjoyable time before being transferred to U.S. Naval Base, Bermuda, BWI. I just had to learn to adapt.
 


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Girard
Don

Don
FT2
Fox Division
11/1954
06/1958
girardon@earthlink.net

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GA


 


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Halpen
Jim

Hal
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Communications
11/1954
11/1956
jhalpen@twcny.rr.com

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Northern
NY

Came aboard in 11/54, went to the 3rd division for a few months, got a break and was transferred to the Radio Gang.
 


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Steedle
Tom


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1st Division
11/1954
09/1957
tdsteedle@msn.com

Retail Business Consultant (Retired)

Sioux Falls
SD


 


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Madison
Herman

Matt
GM3
5th Division, Gunnery
11/1954
12/1956
dsonney@ntelos.net

Law Enforcement

Clifton Forge
VA


 


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Carter
William
E
Bugs
SN
7th Division
11/1954
08/1958


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Lessard
Robert

Bob
SK3
5th Division, S1 Division
11/1954
05/1958
robless3573@yahoo.com

Retired Postal Carrier

Edgewater
FL


 


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Gibson
B.J.

Billie Joe, Hoot
SKG3
S1 Division
11/1954
07/1956
bjg0406@att.net

Retired from Gerber Products Company

Fort Smith
AR

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


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Trimmer
Richard


GMGC
6th Division
11/1954
00/0000
rtrimmer@neorr.com

Retired

Greenville
PA

Served on board from 54 till 60 then again from 64 till 69. was LPO of 6th div. the days of thunder will live forever with each crew member
 


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Taylor
Freddie

Fred
ET3
T Division
11/1954
12/1955
ftaylor@triton.net

Retired

Hesperia
MI

After leaving the newporrt News,I was stationed at Gtmo for 2 years. In 1960 I worked in Sweden for 4 years installing radar systems for the Swedish Air Force for an american company.Later worked for Scott Paper as a supervisor in the electrical field. Retired in 1998.
 


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Lynch
Robert

Bob
Seaman
1st Division
11/1954
08/1956
gustav221@yahoo.com

Retired

Surprise
AZ


 


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Layporte
Raymond
A
Ray
SN
5th Division
11/1954
05/1955
ral3@webtv.net

Retired

Putnam
CT


 


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McClain
Raymond
C
Ray
RD3
OI Division
11/1954
05/1958
rtempem@q.com

Construction Management/Now Retired

Tempe
AZ

Navy life was good in those days...especially the cruises and visits to the Med and Carribean. Great memories, friendships, and cardgames.
 


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Panichi
Donald
J

YN3
EX Division,FA,Comsixflt
11/1954
10/1956
panicss483@frontrier.com

Retired

Mildred
PA

Reported ships company in 11/54 then to FA Comsixflt and departed in 10/56 served in Flagships Newport News Salem and Des Moines during that time
 


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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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Hopkins
Bryant
K
Hoppy
RD2
K Division, OI Division
12/1954
05/1956
bbhopy@verizon.net

Inspector (Ret) Met. PD Wash. DC

South Bethany
DE

Inquiries welcome
 


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Gee
Charles
H
Chuck
RD1
K Division, OI Division
12/1954
05/1957
seaeyes@optonline.net

New York Fire Department, Battalion Chief, Retired

Oakdale (Long Island)
NY

Worked with several ex-NN crew members in NYFD, all great guys. Visited Villa in '98 & '00, many changes in over 40 years. No fleet visits, but plenty of cruise ships. One bar on the 02 and it was closed. See the movie "Ronin" for a visit to the old home port. Made reunions since '93 and have hooked up again with old radar gang mates, Hop Hopkins and Bob (The Rebel) Pierce. Made the last Salem work party with Hop, and we'll probably be at the next, Sept. '02.
 


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Pierce Jr
Robert
J
Bob
RD3
K Division
12/1954
03/1956
rpierce@charter.net

Urologist, retired

Hickory
NC

I am now playing full time and enjoying it. I remember my days aboard the News fondly. Attended the recent reunion, and it was fun to renew old acquaintances. Will look forward to the next one.
 


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Kraus
Donald


RD3
OI Division
12/1954
08/1958
dskhappy@webtv.net

Internal Revenue Service


KY


 


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Rushing
Raymond


FT3
Fox Division
12/1954
06/1956


FCCM(SW) USN Retired

Albuquerque
NM

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

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Rose
Dale

Rosie
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EX Division
12/1954
12/1955
rosedale@bellsouth.net

Retired from IBM

Cleveland
TN

I was one of the ships photographers,and i still remember how great the ship and crew was,What ever happened to our Capt DAVIS?
 


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Desrosiers Jr
Arthur
J

BMSN

12/1954
06/1956
qpd3@hotmail.com



Hartford
CT

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

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Easlick
Frank


SN
2nd Division Deck Force
12/1954
11/1958
reaslick@carolibrary.org

Retired


MI

I would like to find a USS Newport News Boo
 


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Wilkerson
Fred

Big Fred
SM2
OS Division
12/1954
12/1958
fwilke329@aol.com



Harrah
OK


 


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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
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Coates
Edward
A
Eddie
SN
2nd Division
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
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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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Kosakowski
William
J
Ski
RM2
CR Division
01/1955
06/1957
bill1111@optonline.net

Fire Chief

Pelican Island
NY

Retired for 2 years after serving 38 years on the Bayonne, NJ, Fire Department. I spent the best 4 years of my life in the Navy, two years on the NN.
 


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Waldron
Robert

Waldo
SK3
T Division
01/1955
01/1957
waldooc@comcast

Realtor

Ocean City
NJ


 


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Saunders
Nathanial

Nat
SN
E Division
01/1955
11/1957
nsaunders@minority.com

retired computer Tec

Plano
TX


 


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Stankey
Richard
C
Dick
EMP3
E Division
01/1955
01/1957
stankstone@msn.com

Retired

Rockford
IL


 


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Lupo
Joseph

Joe
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1st Division, Master At Arms
01/1955
08/1956
j.lupo@netscape.com

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E Taunton
MA


 


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Foley
John
H
Shagnasty
GM3
1st Division
01/1955
02/1957
foleysr2@yahoo.com

Electrician and Welder

Mt. Jackson
VA


 


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McKillop
Richard
A
Dick
IC3
E Division
01/1955
11/1956
ramco96@optonline.net

Broker

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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Leden
John
A
Rabbit
BT3
MP Division, Boiler Room and O
01/1955
12/1957


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Wilmington
NC


 


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Barksdale
Bob


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S3 Division
01/1955
12/1960
bobdale33@cablelynx.com

auctioneer co. owner. autosales chevrolet

Longview
TX

sure wish we could all go back to villa franche. or the many places in the med we visited. it got me to a.a. a helluva sooner, than i should have.
 


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DeVeau
Robert
J
Bob

Marine Detachment
01/1955
12/1957
cdeveau@freesurf.ch

Advertisement




I'm his son and this entry is in behalf of my father. If anyone out there knew him please contact me.
 


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Anderson
Howard

Andy
SN
4th Division
01/1955
12/1957
mea36@frontier.net

Peach Bottom


PA

Any old shipmates can please reach me by phone first or an e-mail if necessary. I don't bother with all this technology if I can help it 717-548-2957
 


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Velazquez
Jose
R

SM3
OS Division
01/1955
12/1957




El Paso
TX



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Kraft
Charles
L
Chuck
MM
M Division
01/1955
12/1959




Heartwell
NE



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Singleton
Ray
E

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R Division
02/1955
02/1957
RayESingleton@gmail.com

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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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McEachern
Fred

Mac
SKC
S1 Division
02/1955
04/1957
fredmac@ptd.net

Retired Merchandise Manager Navy Exchange Program

Lititz
PA

Was on a number of ships during my 22 year career will always consider the CA148 the very best.
 


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Bowen
Robert
E
Pops
QM3
Nan Division
02/1955
08/1958
septbob27@aol.com

Retired GM Electrician

Dayton
OH

Was Newpy News helmsman for General Quaters and special detail,served under Captain Post. anyone in Nav. division or other divisons
 


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Trott
Tom


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Fox Division
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10/1957
ttrott@columbus.rr.com

Retired from NCR/AT&T

Zanesville
OH

Long time ago, yes. But the memories are still vivid!
 


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Everett
Myron

Mike
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Flag Allowance
03/1955
01/1956
ekimev1@alltel.net

Retired USN Retired State Farm Ins Co

Lincoln
NE

I was attached to the Newport News with Comsixthflt Flag Allowance when she was flag ship in the Med
 


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Bennett Sr
William
A
Bill
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CR Combatrulant Staff
03/1955
05/1955
bbennett@enter.net

Carpenter

Barto
PA

Was onboard N.N. enroute to duty on Uss Iowa. We picked up Iowa in Istanbul and transferred to Iowa. Was in Combatcrulant staff.
 


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Coward
William
D
Bill
BMK
6th Fleet
03/1955
12/1956
thosmo@charter.net

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Hendersonville
NC


 


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Burns
Wayne
D

IC1
E Division
03/1955
08/1958
mlwdburns@hotmail.com

Retired from Uarco Inc (printing company)

Watseka
IL

What a great time I had on Med cruise. I also enjoyed movies in the aft IC room.
 


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Zunno
Paul


CT3

03/1955
05/1955
cindyzunno@verizon.net



Manassas
VA

Paul was from New York and passed away in Aug 2006.,,I entered this for my father. I am looking for anyone who knew my father while he was aboard.

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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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Wilson
Franklin
N
Frank
CPL
Marine Detachment
04/1955
05/1957
frank_wilson@comcast.net

Retired, Maryland State Trooper

Rhodesdale
MD

Joined Md.State Police but remained in USMCR and retired CWO4 in 1985, would like to hear from any jarheads that served.
 


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Novack
Ed

Big "E"
CPL
Marine Detachment
04/1955
05/1957
vjn@spsi.net

Retired - Amoco Oil Company

Centerville
MD

M.J.O'Leary ships bugler at this time. I was assigned main battery (Fox) as the combat radio voice, call sign "NIUN." Big event was the gunnery qualification cruise early 57 to Celbra Island Range, where as main battery attained the highest range score of any combatant ship of its time (100). All targets obliterated, range officer advised all targets to be replaced. Man were we hot shooters! Hope to make next reunion.
 


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Blackemore
Ryon
T
Ryon
HM3
Hospital
04/1955
08/1956


Retired Insurance Agent

Louisville
KY


 


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Ellson
James
P
Jim
BT3
MP Division
04/1955
10/1956
jimellson@msn.com

Captain New York City Fire Dept. 40 yrs (retired)

New York
NY

Served aboard NN 55-56, Salem 56-59. Remember visit Havana, Med. cruise, 02 level and bum boats in Villa. Worked in Boiler rm.#1
 


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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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Miller
David
W
DW
MM3
MP Division
05/1955
06/1957
millmam62@comcast.net

Director, Bldg and Grounds, Bordentown School Dist.

Burlington
NJ

Would like to hear from old shipmates.
 


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McRight
Loni

Jack
BM3
4th Division, EX Division, Sid
05/1955
00/0000
LonieMcRight@webtv.net

Retired

Vidor
TX

Came aboard by Helicopter at sea May of 55.Spent 1mo with Tom Sorby in side cleaners, 2mo.in 4th div. Then went to EX div. as MAA under BMC Stephens.BMC La Croix took over after 2mo. Had a brother that was MAA Douglas R, McRight Had the Privilege of serving all my time Under Captain Davis, HE and I were proud of the NEWPORT NEWS CA-148 Best wishes to all who served aboard the News. God bless.
 


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Martin Jr
Thomas
R
Dick
DCMC

05/1955
02/1957
romartin@christianacare.org

Industrial QA

Groton
CT

I entered the information for my father who is deceased, (1985)

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Shurtleff
Charles
W
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RM1
CR Division
05/1955
04/1957
charles_w_shurtleff@yahoo.com

Was Electronic Tech for 20 years then changed occupation to HVAC tech. Now retired.

Dallas
TX

I spent 2 good years on NN . Met many good people. Get Goose bumps every time I see pix of NN.
 


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Manista
Ray


Ft2
Fox Division
05/1955
02/1957
dollyray@netnitco.net

Retired

Hebron
IN

It was a great surprise to find this site. This brought back so many good memories I had aboard the great Newport News.
 


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Barcellos
Frank


MM3
MP Division, Engine Room 4
05/1955
09/1957
barcellos.frank631@gmail.com

Retired Electrician

Johnston
RI


 


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Hall
Roland


MM2
Main Propulsion
05/1955
01/1959
csh27@yahoo.com



Fort Pierce
FL

no. 3 engine room for the entire cruise. would like to hear from any of my old shipmates.
 


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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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Harper
John


LTJG
E Division Officer
06/1955
07/1957
johnd@jdharper.net

Semi-retired Polymer scientist, now starting my second career as a "photodigitalartist" painting Indy Car pictures from my 20 or so years ph

Seal Beach
CA

I saw our ship at the Philly Navy yard from the Interstate for about 5 seconds, just enough to bring back great memories!
 


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Decker
Clarence
L
Clancy
BM2
6th Division
06/1955
07/1957


Retired BMC, USN

Philadelphia
PA

Outstanding ship, great crew.
 


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Christlieb
Robert
A
Bob
MM2
MP Division
06/1955
08/1959


Commercial Refrigeration Co. owner

Wichita
KS

I came on board out boot camp and was awestruck as to how big the NN was and beautiful she was. A shame they had to scrap her. I was in # 3 engine room when transferred to USS Providence, at Boston, Mass. to restore put in commission.

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Conquer
Ray

Ray
MM1
MP Division
06/1955
01/1959
konk@westpa.net

Retired

Sheffield
PA

She was a great ship. I enjoyed my tour. Also enjoyed the 2001 reunion in Norfolk. Saw many old shipmates. Hope to see you all in Quincy in two years.
 


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Huegel
Charlie


MM2
MP Division
06/1955
01/1959
dhvenus1@yahoo.com

retired shop teacher, farming.

Venus
PA

ike to hear from old shipmates: Foley, Noe, and others. Look forward to next reunion. Good duty now that I look back on 42 years.
 


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Speer
John
F

LTJG
A Division Officer and DCA
06/1955
06/1958
JFosterSpeer@aol.com

Retired Regional President of AAA West Penn/W. Va.

Huntington
WV

I have very fond memories of my time on the Newport News. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates.
 


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Wirth
Ted


GMT2
1st Division
06/1955
01/1957


Retired

Lewiston
NY


 


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Lakin
Chuck
D
Gunny
TSgt.G
Marine Detachment
06/1955
06/1957
amandamlakin2@hotmail.com

Retired

Cedar Creek
NE

Retired from the USMC after 30 years service with the rank of Sgt. Maj. Would like to hear from our fellow marines on the USS Newport News during 06/55 to 06/57.
 


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Cassidy
Betrand

Bert
SN
EX Division
06/1955
06/1957
esthercas2@comcast.net



Olney
MD

Submitted by widow.

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Julagay
Sam

Nino
RD2
OI Division
06/1955
02/1957
SamandIngrid@julagay.com

Social Worker/ Retired SMSgt USAF

Medical Lake
WA

Glad to see that there's a reunion page. For medical reasons, I'm restricted to traveling overnight.
 


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McCarthy
John

Mac
FTA3
Fox Division
06/1955
00/0000
j4819m@yahoo.com

Electronic Engr./Software Developer (Retired)

Washington
DC


 


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Hays
Bobby
J

FN
MP Division
06/1955
11/1957
tinaneal32@yahoo.com

Retired

Doniplan
MO


 


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Reynolds
Walter

Bill
MM2
Main Propulsion
06/1955
04/1954
portnoy0308@gmail.com

Retired

Akron
OH


 


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Vander Weit
Charles
G
Chic, CG or Vandy
PFC
Marine Detachment
06/1955
10/1957
ckvw@aol.com

United Parcel Service retiree

Chatham
NY

Hey,..Mike Gillespie, you out there somewhere? Schwartz, Helsel, Calhoun, Kelly, Ricci, Amy Peterman, Bubba Hurst, ...anybody here??
 


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Winter
Richard

Chief
SN
7th Division
08/1955
11/1957


Retired from Du Pont 34 years

Miles
IA

This web site is the best great work. I had a good time aboard the NN
 


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Cipriano Jr
Albert
E
Al
MM2
M Division
08/1955
10/1959
aecipriano1@verizon.net

Retired

Rockland
MA

She was a GRAND LADY, spent many a happy hour on board and on liberty. Can't believe they scraped her. She had the finest lines in the fleet.
 


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Cash
Curtis


SM2
OS Division
08/1955
12/1958
ccoff8@aol.com

retired Smith's Transfer

Crimora
VA


 


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wilson
Martin

Glunk
PN3
EX Division
09/1955
03/1958
mrtywil1@aol.com

Retired

Port Saint Lucie
FL

very good memories of my stay on the USS Newport News. made a lot of friends and got to see the world. Also discharged my twin brother Sam Wilson from the ship,
 


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Martino
Bob


MM3
A Division
09/1955
02/1959
Rabmartino@aol.com

Retired owner restoration co.

Southington
CT

Best div. best ship looking for w.c.dupignac,eddie weston,r.jeffery
 


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Mertz
Robert
D
Bob
FT2
Fox Division
09/1955
05/1958
bob12345@ptdprolog.net

Retired---2 yr. tech. deg. Penn St---1 yr. at IBM----32 yrs. Bell Labs/Western Elect. / Lucent Tech.

Reading
PA

Looking back---the Navy was a great place to have spent four of my 66 years and servering aboard the "News" was a great place to have spent three of those four years---God Bless America--
 


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Haring
Robert
R
Bob
FT3
Fox Division
09/1955
07/1957
Mharing7@aol.com

Retired/Jersey Central Power & Light Lineman

Frenchtown
NJ

I was surprised to find this site. Brought back alot of memories. Would love to hear from my old friends Tom Trott, Tom Glover, Bob Smejkal(who I cannot find) Bob Mertz and all of the other guys we were close with. God bless all of you & your families
 


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Solich
Richard


CPL
Marine Detachment
10/1955
09/1957


Retired, Design Engineer Eaton Corp.

Brook Park
OH

99 reunion in Norfolk was great,

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Nevin
Richard
D

YN3
A Division
10/1955
09/1957
rep2129@aol.com

Retired Detective Sergeant Baltimore Police Dept. Fraud Investigator for AAA Mid-Atlantic

Westminster
MD

Good to hear about the history of the Newport News.
 


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Bassett
Richard
L
Dick
ET2
Tare
10/1955
01/1957
agawamlion@aol.com

Retired from Simplex Time Recorder

Agawam
MA


 


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Buswell
Herman
S

FTA3
Fox Division
10/1955
01/1959
kbuswell1@juno.com

Engineer, Retired

Mt. Airy
MD

Information supplied by Herman's Son Keith.

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Yeatts
Alfred
T

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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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Royston
John
T
Jack
ICC
Electrical
11/1955
10/1956
bigjohn@knology.net

USN Retired (CWO2) Electrician

Panama City
FL


 


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West
Kenneth


YN3
Captains Office
11/1955
10/1957
ckwestinc@aol.com

Self employed Grading Contractor

Apex
NC

Loved being on the "News" at sea and ashore.
 


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Floberg
Leonard
A
Flip
PNC
Captains Office
11/1955
11/1956


Management




Anyone who knew my father, please feel free to contact us @ snowhite37303@ yahoo.com

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Hacku
Richard

Rich
RM2
Radio
11/1955
10/1957
RichaHac7@aol.com

N.J. Public school teacher (35 yrs.) retired

Sewaren (Woodbridge Township)
NJ

Spent 2 yrs. on the USS Columbus (CA74) before going aboard the Newport News. Navy was a good experience for a young sprout! Met some fine people during those years.
 


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Genther
Donald
F
Zeek
CS3
S3 Division
11/1955
11/1956
eaglebarb@aol.com

Postmaster Retired

Kingston
NY


 


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Bowker
Richard
A
Uncle Barney
FT1
Fox Division
11/1955
06/1960
rbowker632@roadrunner.com

Retired FTMC, retired Senior Missile Systems Tech

Oxnard
CA

I had five great years while serving in NN
 


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May
Robert
A
Bob
SA/SN
1st Division
12/1955
01/1956
CWORMAY@comcast.net

Director of Buildings and Grounds, NCCUSD #187

Chicago
IL

From Seaman Apprentice to Warrant. She was a great home. I have a lot of great memories, a few bad but we all tend to remember only the good.

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Feeley
William
B
Bill
SN
4th Division
12/1955
04/1957
rwfonset@hotmail.com

Retired Firefighter 31yrs.Needham MA

Buzzards Bay
MA

NN was my 2nd ship, but the best.
 


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Dombrowlski
Edward

Ski
RM3
CR Division, Radio Shack
12/1955
06/1958
maded@kiski.net

Printer [retired] Worked for USA TODAY for 25yrs. Volunteer Fireman and Capt. of Fire and Rescue Squad plus EMT for my local community.

Apollo
PA

Would like to get in touch with any shipmates from the Radio division or anybody that remembers me.
 


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Barker
Johnnie
J
Jay
SN
Fox Division
12/1955
06/1958
Galena37@aol.com

Retired after 31 years as Maintenance Supervisor for TRW.

Danville
PA

I really injoyed my tour aboard the NN. Had some really great times with the guys in Fox Div.
 


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O'Heren
William
C

MM3
A Division
12/1955
09/1957
elkster@aol.com

Retired CEO Hospitals /Medical Centers

Shalimar
FL

I was transfered to news from the U.S.S.Albany Ca123 in dec. of 55. Worked in steering gear. Had a great time on the news. In septof 59 I reenlisted and spent the next four years on the west coast onboard the U.S.S. General W A mann Tap 112 for three years ,waas then transfered to the U.S.S. Hornet CVS12.
 


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Stitely
Robert


SN
1st Division
12/1955
08/1959
bradharris41@yahoo.com

Retired

Ruckersville
VA

Held the duty of sail maker
 


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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

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Miller
Roy

Moose
GMG3
3rd Division
01/1956
07/1959


Stationary Engineer

Saratoga Springs
NY

Where's Moose2, Eagle Beak and Slats?
 


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Rinehart
Gary


MU1
Flag-Band
01/1956
05/1956


Attorney

Piedmont
CA

I was in the 6th Fleet Band, 1955-1958, aboard the Salem, Des Moines, Newport News and back to the Salem. Our band reunited last year, giving a concert aboard the USS Hornet, now a museum in Alameda, CA, as is the Salem in Quincy, Mass. I'm looking for the 1956 cruise book titled "Life-" with the NN at anchor at Villefranche. Thank you for your efforts in keeping our history alive.
 


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Hurst
George

Tank
CPL
Marine Detachment
01/1956
03/1957
ghurst12@earthlink.net

Real Estate Developer

Vila Rica
GA


 


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McCusker
Frank

Mac or Cus
SKG3
S1 Division
01/1956
09/1957
mccusker@charter.net

Retired Sr. Vice President/CPA

Washington
WV

I refer to my 1956 "Life..." book occasionally and consider my time aboard to be a one of the principal reasons for what I believe to be a fairly successful life.. I have great memories.
 


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Clouse
David
M
Dave
EN2
A Division
01/1956
10/1957
dwclouse72@verizon.net

Tool & Die Maker

Middlebury
IN

Two great years, wonderful card games in the electric shop! A.Dalphond, Earl Guler. Hi!! Would like to hear from any shipmates
 


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Massimin
Robert
J
Ray Lightning
SF3
R Division
01/1956
08/1959
rms1485@aol.com

Retail Manager

Lakeland
FL

I still have all my cruse books and a picture of old NN on my living room wall Some of the best years of my life were on the Newport News
 


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Atkins
Ralph
R

BT3
MP Division
01/1956
06/1959
ralphratkins@aol.com

Retired: Accountant/Mgmt

Thonotosassa
FL

Often wondered what happened to all those I served with. Will reply to any of you that makes contact. Many memories never to be forgotten.
 


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Jaekel
Bill

Jake
TE1
OR Division
01/1956
12/1957
wrjkl@charter.net

Information Systems Management

La Crosse
WI

I was a Postal Clerk from 1956-1957. Great duty on a great ship with some fine people. I learned a lot in the Navy and recall my time on the Newport News as a positive experience.
 


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Everlith Sr
Raymond
G

GM3

01/1956
12/1956


Retired

Fairfield
MN


 


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Wildin
William
R

SN
CR Division
01/1956
12/1960


Retired Railroad Conductor

Cherokee Village
AR

Most enjoyable cruise was the north Atlantic cruise.
 


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Talejkowski
Alfred
O

FN
R Division
01/1956
01/1960


Retired U.S. Navy

New Braunfels
TX

This ship was my first straight out of boot camp, and I retired the same day she was decommissioned.
 


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Higgins
Theodore
L

GM3
2nd Division, Gunnery
01/1956
08/1958
tedhiggins@webtv.net

Retired

Pleasant Prairie
WI

Some of my best memories during my Navy career were of the Newport News CA148
 


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Melick
John
L

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A Division
01/1956
01/1957


Heavey Equip. operator

Camdenton
MO

Came aboard ship during Med. cruise in 1956 at the young age 18. Also made cruise up Missippi to New Orleans. That was 46 years ago.
 


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Bennett Sr
Richard
W

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E Division
01/1956
09/1959
bennettrwsr@hotmail.com

Retired Electrician

Pueblo
CO

many very good memories of the finest ship and shipmates that a sailor could ask for.
 


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Dunn
Martin
D


6th Division
01/1956
01/1960




Pelham
NH


 


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Scott
Charles
N

EM3
E Division
01/1956
01/1959
buster36s@aol.com



Atlanta
GA


 


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Fahlstrom
Jimmy

Jim
IC3
E Division
01/1956
01/1960
jimfahlstrom@juno.com

Retired

Fairview
OR

Retired draftsman. Moved from MN 1986. Drafting school 1965. Taconite mine 1967 to 1983. Moved to OR in 1986
 


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Ross
Tom


RD3
OI Division
02/1956
08/1959
CA148Cruise@aol.com

Retired Philadelphia Police Department

Leesburg
FL

Have good memories of ship and was sad to see it deteriorate at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and disappear in 1993. Would like to hear from any shipmates that served with me.
 


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Glover
Clarence
S
Tom, Snake
FT3
Fox Division
02/1956
02/1959
tglover1933@mountain.net

sales Associate for Lowe's

Beckley
WV

Had some great times, met alot of great guys. Hope life has been good to all of you May God Bless each and everyone of you and your family's
 


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Duffy
Tom

Duff
CT2
Flag Allowance
02/1956
06/1956
tfduffy@comcast.net

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Newark
DE

I was aboard for the entire time she was Flag Ship in the Med in '56. Transferred from the Des Moines and then to the Salem when it relieved in the summer of '56. Exact dates are foggy
 


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Key
Richard
D
Arde/Tex
IC2
IC Division
02/1956
08/1959
rick6315@hotmail.com

Retired

Conroe
TX


 


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Doelfel
David
G
Dave
MEFN
R Division
03/1956
11/1957


Communications Supervisor KSC FL.

Cocoa
FL


 


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Pennington
Franklin
D

SN
2nd Division
03/1956
12/1957
tedsbro1@aol.com

Building Engineer

Charleston
WV


 


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Breyer
Fithian

Frank
EM2
E Division
03/1956
06/1958
f.breyer@cox.net

Retired Electrician

Chula Vista
CA

I used to see her at the Phila. Navy Yard in mothballs Then one day she was gone, but the memories haven't faded a bit. Newport News was my first ship right out of A school.
 


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Johns
John
A
Jack
PFC
Marine Detachment
03/1956
03/1958
Johns1440@aol.com

Retired Engineer

Cedar Falls
IA

Really enjoyed the great group of Marines and the great times while serving on CA148
 


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Bryant
James


DC2
R Division
03/1956
03/1961
mbuzinsky@adelphia.net

Retired

Norwell
MA

Looking for old ship mates. This is my daughter's e-mail address. She will contact me with any responses.
 


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Kothencz
Robert
A

SN
CS Division, 4th Division
03/1956
03/1958




Brooklyn
NY



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moreno
Richard
D
Rich
SN
S3 Division
03/1956
11/1959
rich1spnsh@aol.com

barber/missionary

Suffolk
VA

I enjoyed serving with such fine men, who would willingly lay down their lives for others. May God richly bless these men for their sacrifices.
 


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Green
Charles

Charlie
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Fox Division
03/1956
02/1959
cgreen5587@comcast.net

Retired - Field Enginering Manager IBM Corp

Lakewood
CO


 


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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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Brown
Lee


YN
Clerical (Chaplin's Office)
04/1956
04/1960
skodowski@peoplepc.com

health club assistant

Port Townsend
WA

just want to hear from crew members from 56/60
 


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Saavedra
Enrique

Hank
RD3
OI Division
04/1956
10/1959
wp4yg@arrl.net

Retired AF Civilian and Ret. LtCol, USAFR

Orlando
FL


 


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Marshall
Carl
E
Gene
Firema
Boiler Room
04/1956
04/1957
GAFMarshall@aol.com

Owned service station and wrecker service for 35 years

Decatur
GA

Used to play on ship's baseball team. Had a lot of fun.
 


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Donaldson
James
E
Jim
BT3
Mechanical
04/1956
12/1957
Ocbeach3@aol.com

Product Development/Retired

Lavallette
NJ


 


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White
Paul
H
Hank
EN3
A Division
04/1956
04/1957
phwhite@webtv.net

const.equip.mech

Cranford
NJ

came on board w/ J.Melick in Barcelona ENFR fresh out of boot &engineman school was on a few other ships nookie news was the best
 


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Hinzman
Donald
D
Dutch
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B Division
04/1956
10/1959


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Rapid City
SD

worked in boileroom #3 would like to hear from anyone that was there during that time. Greatest crew & ship ever! Lot of fun & memories.
 


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Lombardi
Arthur

Artie
RD3
Radio Group
04/1956
12/1957
artie24@verizon.net

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Suffox
NY


 


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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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Elliott
John
L
Jack
FN
M Division, Engine Room 2
05/1956
00/0000
edaisymay@aol.com

Over the road truck driver- Retired / Wine Maker/Harley rider

Bloomington
MN

I have picture of the #2engine room and boiler room with some of the crews
 


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Linsk
John


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S1 Division
05/1956
10/1957


Sales and Marketing

Fort Lauderdale
FL

Loved every minute of the "Med" cruises Would like to hear from anyone in the S-1 Div. Or any of those that kept me and my friends in peanut butter. Anyone ever hear from Kamzelski or Fluharty or Gary Tiger or Gorman? Would love to know what ever happened to all of us in S-1
 


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Irwin
James
D
JD/Jim
MM2
MP-A
05/1956
01/1960
jdirwin@netscape.com

Production Supervisor/ Business Forms Printing Plant Retired

Bedford
PA

The years I spent on the News are a significant part of my life. My brother RD Irwin and I came aboard together. He left for the DeSota County about 1958. I made many friends during I made many friends during the four years onboard. I would like to hear from anyone who knew us. Some of which are; D W Allee, Tommy Tulk, Eddy Lindsay. Started out in Boiler#4.Went to Engine Room #4 and later to A Div. also looking for Joe Cervantes.
 


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Kyle
Darwin
L
Dar
YN3
OR then EX
05/1956
12/1959


store owner/archery shop

Dysart
PA

Lookin back, really enjoyed my time on the News. Made many lasting friends. I was the Postal Clerk 1956-59.Would enjoy hearing from shipmates.

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Cash
William
H
Bill
MR2
A Division
05/1956
08/1958
bcash4@suddenlink.net

Toolmaker, Planner (Retired)

Amarillo
TX

I worked in the Machine Shop, Looking for any one who also worked in the Machine shop. Andy Petruzzi, David Bumgartner, Don McMahon, H.Walls
 


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Swan
Robert

Bob
SM3
OS Division
05/1956
11/1957
swaneedj@aol.com

retired-construction mgr -interior of dept. stores nationwide

Rochester
NY

My wife and I are leaving to go see the museum at Quincy , Ma. Monday June 5 for a few days, can't wait to see the ship
 


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Andrews
Edwin
R
Andy
BT1
B Division, Boiler 4
05/1956
06/1965
eabikerman@yahoo.com

Millwright Cambridge Lee Ind.

Lost Creek
PA

A fine ship Great Crew Made lots of friends
 


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Edsall
Larry

Ed
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on staff of COM, CRU div. two,
05/1956
11/1956
kchoopes@yahoo.com

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Henryville
PA


 


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Canupp Jr
Lee
R

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3rd Division
05/1956
05/1957
leecanupp@worldnet.att.net

Captain Airline Transport Pilot Retired

Lakeland
FL

I was discharged on the Newport News in 1957, Went back to flight school. I was on the Norfolk Police Depart while I was in flight school. Recieved my Airline Transport Pilots Lic. Went to Lear Jet school. Got my Commerical Helocopter Rating and Flight Instructot Rating. I am now retired. I have Loged over 17,000 hours of Flight time.
 


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Strom
John
A
Jack
ET2
OE Division
05/1956
06/1958


Retired

Chelmsford
MA

When I left the Navy, I enrolled in the Electronic Engineering program at Lowell Technological Institute. I received a BSEE. I worked for the Air Force at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA. Retired form the Air Force in 1991. Joined a military contractor (Horizons Technology) and worked on AF contracts until 1998.

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Trott
John



7th Division
05/1956
05/1959
njtrott55@msn.com

Retired

Exton
PA

Looking to connect with any ols pals on board from 56-59.
 


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Ostrander
James
A
Ozzy
FN
MP Division
05/1956
09/1957
hedgehog63@yahoo.com

Retired cement mason

Port Huron
MI


 


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Caldiero
Andre


EN3
E Division
05/1956
05/1957
ajcaldiero@aol.com



Fayetteville
AR


 


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Kite
Dick


IC2
E Division
05/1956
08/1964


Account Representative-salesman for American Amplifier

Alexandria
VA



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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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Daniel
Jimmie
G

RD2
OI Division
06/1956
03/1960
jimmie_barbaradaniel@hotmail.com

Insurance agent/Retired LTC US Army

Hanson
KY

Came on board at 17 left age 21. Started my military career which ended 4/9/99. Have fond memories, Would like to hear from old shipmates who served with me from 56 to 60. Also those who served with my brother Alton Daniel (Danny) he served as an RD2 from 54 to 58. Would like to find a friend Raymond (Hee Haw) McClain who was also in OI div.
 


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Imgraldi
Richard


ETR2
OE Division
06/1956
10/1959
richard.ingraldi@verizon.net

Retired

New York
NY

Retired from the NYFD Radio Div. Would like to hear from my old shipmates. Sorry to hear that Jack Strom pass away.
 


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Rhoads
Stanley
P
Stan
SK3/SK

06/1956
12/1958
krinnie@earthlink.net

Accountant/ Purchasing Agent

Avis
PA

Great ship, often think of the great times we had ion the Med and other cruises. Fond memories of shipmates in the S-1 Div.
 


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Fournier
Roger


YN3
3rd Division, OR Division
06/1956
02/1958
cpo711@cs.com

Retired YNC/Retired Accountant

Enfield
CT

My first sea duty. Started in 3rd Deck Division and then worked in the Operations Office and advanced to YN3. Although I didn't especially enjoy the deck force; I did appreciate the experiences and the learning about seamanship. Went to work in the Operations Office and advanced to YN3. CDR Gills was the Operations Officer (great man). Made many friends on the deck force and operations department. After serving over 20 yrs. retired as a YNC. After ending my career in the U.S. Navy received a BS in Accounting and worked in health care accounting and self employment. Presently permanently retired and enjoying life. Would like to hear from any shipmates with whom I served.
 


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DeKock
John
A

EN3
A Division
06/1956
10/1957
dekock@netnitco.net

Retired, Farmer/Cattle Feeder

DeMotte
IN

Had a good year and half on board, good cruises and got out of Navy on return from Med. cruise. I still love the water and beach, love to hear from rest of crew that took care of liberty boats and vehicles
 


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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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Overton
Larry


SN
Fox Division
07/1956
09/1959
larryoverton38@yahoo.com

continental plastics plant manager/corporate manager-retired

Princeton
NJ

Great ship, really good guys in fox & 3"gun crews. See some old friends on list, we had a lot of fun and great times together.
 


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Wilson
Ron


SK3
S1 Division, Supply Division
07/1956
06/1958
RWIL004@PEOPLEPC.COM

Computer programmer business owner retired

Livonia (Detroit)
MI


 


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Culletto
Ron


SN
Ship's Bugler
07/1956
07/1958
eepoppop@yahoo.com

Retired

Pamona
NY

Had a great time on board while my friend Rocky was on board with me because he was a chef and I ate like a king. When he was discharged from the ship I was one lonely sailor.
 


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Shuey
Raymond


FT3
Fox Division
07/1956
08/1958
rays2122@ptd.net



Overfield
PA

Served in forward and aft computer rooms.
 


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Mirabile
Joseph

Joe
BT3
BT Division
07/1956
10/1957
marrek@att.net

Retired

Lindenhurst
NY

f anyone wants to call me, feel free to call (631)226-1028
 


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Coulter
Gordon


FT2
Fox Division
08/1956
09/1959
goco59@aol.com

Retired

Portland
OR


 


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Foley
Noah
H

MM3
MP Division
08/1956
06/1960
nhfol@cox.net

Retired

Roanoke
VA

This is a great job, keep up the work
 


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Hennessey
Bill
F
Billy
SN
2nd Gunnery
08/1956
08/1958


retired carpenter from union






  04/29/2009


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Sprouse
James

Shutter Bug
PH3
OP Division
08/1956
03/1959
seagull829@aol.com

Quality Control Tec. & Photographer for Celanese Corp. Ret.

Greenville
SC

James (Shutter Bug) Sprouse PH3/OP Division 08/56 to 03/59 seagull829@ aol.com Quality Control Tec. & Photographer for Celanese Corp. Ret. 304 Appaloosa Dr Greenville, SC 29611 Enjoyed my duties onboard the News.. Photographer's mate in the Photo Lab (OP Div) Made a lots photos for the crews Book. Was in the 7th Div when I first came aboard (three month) Like to say hello to all the 7th Div crew & Nick Voginof... And all the great Cooks on board. James (Shutter Bug) Sprouse PH3/OP Division 08/56 to 03/59 seagull829@ aol.com Quality Control Tec. & Photographer for Celanese Corp. Ret. 304 Appaloosa Dr Greenville, SC 29611 Enjoyed my duties onboard the News.. Photographer's mate in the Photo Lab (OP Div) Made a lots photos for the crews Book. Was in the 7th Div when I first came aboard (three month) Like to say hello to all the 7th Div crew & Nick Voginof... And all the great Cooks on board.
 


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DeRoller
Robert
J

SM3
OS Division
08/1956
08/1960
jnt08drllr@htn.net

Retired sheet metal assistant foreman/Gleason Works, Rochester NY

Lake Placid
FL

known for the 12 Hour International Race. Lake Placid is a retirement community known as the Caladium Capital of the World (Caladiums are variegated fancy leaves)
 


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Mancini
Angelo

Andy
SK3
S2 Division
08/1956
01/1957
newportnews148@aol.com

mgr retail retired

Hazlet
NJ

Greeting Great Site
 


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Ewing Jr
Edgar
R
Ed
FT2
Fox Division
08/1956
10/1957
Doubleeny@webtv.net

Retired Liquor Salesman

Dunnellon (Ocalla)
Fl

I remember many good times aboard the News. I do remember many people in the division. I remember Ens Morris, Snake Glover, John Lundy and T Garofalo and many faces from the Med cruise pictures. from 1957
 


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Paw;owski
Ralph


SK3
S1 Division
08/1956
12/1959
armada139@comcast.net



Clarksboro
NJ


 


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Rake
Ramon
W
Bill
SK3
Supply Division
09/1956
01/1959
moonbeam48@ameritech.net

Materials Handler/General Motors/AC Delco

Wheaton
IL

Great ship and crew/ fond memories/Where has all the time gone?
 


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Knight
Gerald
M
Jerry
YN2
X Division
09/1956
06/1958
gknight777@comcast.net

Civil Engineer (Retired)

Lakewood
Co

Captain's Yeoman for Capt. William S. Post Jr.
 


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kirby
George
W

FN
Boiler Tender 4
09/1956
11/1958
n4qqb@earthlink.net

Electrical Forman

Goldsboro
NC

Would like to find Josph S. Jones
 


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Hyde
James
A

JO3

09/1956
07/1957
dadhyde@aol.com

Retired from Marriott In-Flight/Caterair

Albuquerque
NM


 


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Spotts
Clyde
E

SK3
Supply Division
09/1956
06/1958
cespotts@msn.com



Ridgewood
NJ


 


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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



  01/23/2012


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Lalley
Joe


YN3
OS Division Operations Office
10/1956
05/1957


Retired

Norfolk
VA

Transferred from the USS DES MOINES. Was Operations Department Yeoman. Although my tour on the NEWPORT NEWS was short, I enjoyed the ship and the crew very much. Retired as a YNCM on 30 June 79.
 


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McDonald
Leslie

Mac
SN
A Division
10/1956
06/1958
wfll.mcdonald@comcast.net

Retired newspaper and radio station manager

Greenville
KY

Two great years aboard the best ship that ever plied the oceans. Served A Division-log room yeoman under CDRs Laubach & Boles. Ran hobby shop. Would like to hear from Bill Hillard who was from Ft Lauderdale FL and any other shipmate that may remember the "good old days".
 


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Dion
Richard
A
Gator
SM2
OS Division
10/1956
08/1960


Retired/Mechanical Inspector/Bldg Insp./ A/C Installer/ 22Yrs USN

Neptune Beach
FL

Some of my best Navy days spent here. Done a lot of moving around in 22 yrs. Retired off FDR in 71

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Pardy
Daniel
J
Dan
SN
7th Division, Operations, Aero
10/1956
07/1960
PKREDROVER@aol.com

Haz. waste, business owner

Hudson
FL

Bobby Helms can be reached at 704 2258834 looking for Phillips, Marty Dunn, Shupe,
 


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Gillespie
Michael


PFC
Marine Detachment
10/1956
01/1958
mgillespie@dc.com

Carpenter

Pocono Lake
PA

Gung Ho to all past, present and future Marines!
 


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Wiley
Chuck


FT2
Fox Division
10/1956
09/1959


Computer Technician


OK


 


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Johnson
Ronald
L

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



Clarendon
PA


 


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Scott
Brian
G

MU2
Flag Division
11/1956
00/0000


Retired Postal Worker

Woodstock
GA

I was in Flag Band during 1956-1957 I Believe I Know Perry Lipkin (Lippy) MU3/Flag of the people listed on the internet site. Would like info on reunions.
 


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Jenkins
Bobby
W

SM2
OS Division
11/1956
04/1960
mdpjenkins@graceba.net

Aircraft Mechinic.......Retired...04/97

Skipperville
AL

I wonder what ever happened to John[Charlie]Brown He was from Register, Georiga
 


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Edwards
Milton
C
Eddie
SN
7th Division, Deck Force
11/1956
07/1958
edwards_eva39@yahoo.com

Retired Welder

Florene
LA


 


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McDaniel
Sidney
A

ET3
OE
11/1956
08/1959
najenkins@sbcglobal.net

Retired Factory Electrical Maintenance

Fowler
IN

I look forward to hearing from former crew members.
 


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Walls
Hudson

Hut
MR2
A Division
11/1956
04/1960
hwalls@neo.rr.com

Retired Nuclear Power Ind.

Mentor
OH

Worked in machine shop for the 4 years on board
 


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Clary
John
H
Tex
FT3
Fox Division
11/1956
10/1957
johnclary@goes.com

Retired Programmer

Hackettstown
NJ

I had some good times on the Newport News, both in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
 


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Carmichael
Jim

Pete
MR2
A Division
12/1956
04/1960
cmusslin@cox.net

Maintenance Supervisor

Dodge City
KS

I found Joe Cervantes!! Contact me at 620-227-6600. Looking forward to a nice reunion with some shipmates in Fall of 2010.
 


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Douglas
Melvin
M
Melvin Douglas
SN

12/1956
07/1957
mdoug20@hotmail.com

Retired

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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Waddington
Donald
E
Don
EM2
E Division
12/1956
07/1959
dewblw@direcway.com

Unisys Corp. Computer Software & Hardware Repair

Columbiana
OH


 


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Stauffer
Raymond
L
Ray
BT2
Engineering
12/1956
05/1960
bettyboob@carrollsweb.com

Retired mechanical contractor

Salina
KS

Enjoyed the time aboard, and it was the best looking ship in the fleet. Would like to hear from Larry Ludwig was from Camden New Jersey.
 


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Young
Vernon
R
Possum Joe
FT2
Fox Division
12/1956
09/1958
vryoung@sstelco.com

Business Owner (Glass Business)

Kansas
OK

Have a lot of good memories. Had a lot of good times. From Gitmo to the Med it's an experience you can never forget.
 


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Rule
Jim


PIO

12/1956
05/1960
jtmabry@mac.com



Humble
TX

Looking for Plumber from Florida in particular... any one know where he is?
 


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Cole
Fred


RD3
OI Division
12/1956
06/1958
fred@alanraycole.com

Cole Furniture, Owner

Mount Orab
OH


 


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Stevens
Gary

Steve
BT2
B Division
12/1956
04/1959
gstevensg01@aol.com

Retired Boiler Inspector and GM Power House

Burton
MI


 


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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

Retired

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

AG3
OI
01/1957
08/1958
karlschult@aol.com

Retired

Sherwood
OR

Refurbished the Aero Lab on USS Salem June 2012.
 


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McCandless
Warren


SN
OL Division
01/1957
04/1958


Truck Broker/Mayor

Louisburg
KS

Great Time
 


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Turano
Robert

Bob
MM3
N Division
01/1957
08/1957
robertturano@aol.com

Retired

Rochester
NY

Long watches, looking after the fire pumps and a/c equip. I did like that ship. Best looking one in the navy.
 


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Krygowski
Frank

Ski
SN
5th Division
01/1957
11/1958


Carpenter Retired

Posen
IL

I should of stayed in longer. Send a letter or e mail if anyone wants to shoot the bull. Please send any reunioninfo. for yrs. 1957-58.
 


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Barndt
Ralph
L
Barney
QM3
Nan Division
01/1957
11/1958


Steelworker (Retired)

Windber
PA


 


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Wilson Jr
Joseph
E

QM3
Nan Division
01/1957
10/1960
ajwils2@tm.net

Retired National Guard Captain & Retired Mirro Co. Employee

Manitowoc
WI

Was ship's bugler and special sea detail helmsman until I got discharged 10/60.
 


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Murphy
Raymond
D
Murph
Ensign
OR Division
01/1957
03/1958


Business Owner

Bedford Hills
NY


 


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McLean
Keith
J

GMM3
6th Division
01/1957
01/1959
SSGKM@sc.rr.com

Retired Chief Deputy,Georgtown Co.S.C. Sheriff"s Office also state

Myrtle Beach
SC

Had great time while on the "News" spent lots of time in NYS retired then to the apple for 4 years retired again n SC and stayed, now run small business. Started on deck, went to the guns, always in the 6th Div. an into former shipmate 5/11/02 . Would enjoy hearing about shipmates.
 


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Peronis
Louis

Greek
SN
7th Division
01/1957
07/1957
patmos1@aol.com

Firefighters unon representative afl-cio IAFF

Clearwater
FL

Looking for a buddy of mine named Gary Bass...he went on after my discharge to the mediteraneum
 


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Fleming
Raymond
C
Ray
BT3
Engineering
01/1957
06/1959
raynsherry39@gmail.com

Safety & Security - Memorial Hospital

York
PA

I would like to hear from anyone who was on ship when I was on board. 717-848-9740. I am planning on going to the reunion in 2011
 


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Fitzgerald
David
M

LTJG
Communications
01/1957
03/1959
DMcFitz@hotmail.com

Public Relations (retired)

Dallas
TX

I was the editor of the 1958 cruise book, and I found my life's work on the Newport News. I watched a young ensign giving tours, taking pictures, etc., the kinds of thing I like to do. I asked someone who he was. The answer was, "He's the PIO." "What is a PIO," I asked. "Public Information Officer," was the answer. I went up to the PIO and told hinm I was going to be his new assistant. He would get all the credit and I would do all the work. And that is what happened. A year later I was named PIO and have been working in Public Relations ever since. Thanks, guys for this wonderful web site! I couldn't believe it when I found it.
 


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Smith Jr
Raleigh

Smitty
FN
E Division
01/1957
06/1957
psalm39@cox.net

Retired - Own a delivery service. Delivered dental and optical supplies for 29 years

Portsmouth
VA

If George Harold Gould happens to see my name or anyone I might have served with, please contact me. I have been looking for Gould for a long time. He was aboard the Newport News when it went to Vietnam. If anyone knows him call me or email me. USS Newport News was a fine Lady.
 


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Cockerham
Paul


GM3
7th Division
01/1957
12/1961
nnpc57@yahoo.com

Retired

Fredonia
KY

Looking to connect with any other Gunner's Mates on board between 1957 and 1961.
 


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Wingert
Martin


SR3
Photographer
01/1957
09/1960
martin.wingert@yahoo.com



Union
MO


 


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Hawkins
Thomas
L
Hawk
SN
OL Division
01/1957
12/1959
thawkins11@wi.rr.com

Retired

Milwaukee
WI


 


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Malone
John


SN
5th Division
01/1957
06/1958
JAC6328PD@AOL.COM

Retired N. Y. C Police Dept.

Brooklyn
NY

Just found site. Brought back memories.
 


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Graziano
Louis
A
Rocky or Graz
FP2
R Division
01/1957
01/1959
mrgraz35@yahoo.com

Retired Plumber

East Islip
NY

Served on SALEM 55&56 served on NEWPORT NEWS 57&58 met a lot of good people on both ships. Went up to Quincy to see the Salem in 2002 first time i set foot on that deck since 1957 , a lot of memories. Sorry to hear about the NEWS being scrapped but glad to see the SALEM was saved. Many thanks to all the people who work so hard to maintain these sites. Hi to old ship mates.
 


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Scafe
James

Jim, Granny
SN
Navigation
01/1957
12/1961
scafej@gdinet.com

Retired Wi Dept. of Justice

Beaver Dam
WI


 


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Webb
Richard

Dick
IC3
E Division
01/1957
09/1958
marlese@yahoo.com

Eternal Patrol since February 26, 2007

Shoreline
WA

This information was entered by Dick's daughter, Marlese, after his death. Dad was from Spokane, WA. He was an Electrician Apprentice and possibly a motion picture operator. Please email me if you remember him. Thanks!

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Zak
Rudolph

Rudy
PH2

01/1957
12/1959
zakt@bellsouth.net






My Dad served aboard the NN in the Mid 50's. I don't know the exact years. I would love to hear from anyone that knew him so I can add information to this site for him. He died about 3 years ago now. I'd love to keep his memory alive. Thanks Bill Zak (USN Retired)

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Fischer
Henry
E

ET2
OE Division
01/1957
01/1959
hankmaryfischer@charter.net



Lake Saint Louis
MO

I'm not sure about the date I left the ship but it was approximately 01/59 as indicated
 


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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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Richards
Robert
A
Frenchy
QM3
Navigation
02/1957
12/1958
Concetta_Richards@dmr.state.ma.us

retired/sausage maker

Pascoag
RI

Looking for Bill Medley.
 


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Esquibel
Kenneth
E
Squeaky
GM3
1st Division
02/1957
09/1959




Butte
MT

Would like to connect up with Jim Flag, Meeks, Fraybut, Gunner Hughes, Leonard Sturm. Had a great 2 1/2 years on the News in Turret One.
 


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Hines
Terry
L

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M Division
02/1957
01/1961
Maynard-127@msn.com

Retired 40 yrs of welding, skilled sheet metal cutting&shop foreman

South Bend
IN


 


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Olauson
Marvin


BMSN
5th Division
02/1957
01/1960
ma_olauson@yahoo.com

Machine Operator

Sunnyside
UT

Would Like to hear from any of the crew that remembers me I was aboard from 2/57 to 1/60 I remember a Jack Weaver and Robert Balko, Weaver was from Columbus, Ohio and Robert was from Altoona Pa. I sure had a great time on the Newport News.
 


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McGhee
Gerald
P
GP
HM2
H Division
02/1957
06/1958
GPMcGhee@cox.net

Retired

Las Vegas
NV

I have really enjoyed the information posted on this site
 


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Welch
Bill

Pinky
FT3
Fox Division
02/1957
02/1959
wewelch@email.msn.com

Retired IBM Corp.

Glen Carbon
IL

Have great memories of my two years on the News, and my shipmates. There are a few times probably best not remembered! Would enjoy hearing from old acquaintences.
 


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Steagall
Inman

Stu
ETC
OE Division
02/1957
09/1958
stusteagall@optonline.net

Retired IBM Engineer/Retired CWO USN

Wappingers Falls
NY

I am not completely sure of dates I made chief onboard and this was one of the best ships in the Navy for a chief I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me
 


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Aaron
R

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

Retired and some consulting in plastics

Ingleside
IL