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Note from Webmaster - Dated 08/02/2006:
We have turned off the option of adding new guest book entries because of "Spam Attacks" requiring us to remove up to 20 Spam Entries per day. Some we will turn this feature back on. Sorry!


Visitor_Name: David Hall
Email: halld137@aol.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Paint Rock, Alabama
Date: 07/08/06
Time: 11:35 AM

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Looking for information when I found this site.

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I served on the ship from 1970 to 1972. I rotated off about a week before the accident. I was with the Marine Detachment onboard.


Visitor_Name: Edwin D. Moore Jr.
Email: ed41m243@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Houston, Texas
Date: 06/30/06
Time: 11:29 AM

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looked it up with google

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I served on the NN during the deployment of COMCRUDESGRU 7TH FLT, we were onboard for apx. 6 months running Sea Dragon missions of of N. Vietnam. Good site, I have quite a few pics and movies that I made while on board.


Visitor_Name: Robert D. Lewis
Email: tsaxplayr@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Cheyenne, WY
Date: 06/23/06
Time: 05:09 PM

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Curiosity search

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I served aboard the News from June 1964 through April 1966 as an MU2. We were CINCLANT's band under the command of ADM Kleber S. Masterson. Additionally, the band members were cross trained as AAW plotters and manned flag plot during NATO and North Atlantic exercises. She was one of the truly great ships in the US Navy's arsenal and it was my good fortune to have served aboard her.


Visitor_Name: Larry J Hunley
Email: kayteesb@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Buffalo, NY
Date: 06/16/06
Time: 08:14 PM

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Performing a search at Radio Shack

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I am also looking for Cpl. Eddie Reaves from Birmingham, AL. We went to boot camp and graduated from sea school together. Larry James Hunley 716-892-9007


Visitor_Name: Larry J Hunley
Email: kayteesb@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Buffalo, NY
Date: 06/16/06
Time: 07:50 PM

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Performed a search at a local Radio Shack, then had my daughter look the site up again.

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This is great. I would like to contact fellow marines that served aboard the USS Newport News from 1972 - 1973. Cpl. Jimmy Miller Sgt. Andrew Patterson Cpl. Thigpen Cpl. CLark Sgt. White Sgt. Alexander Cpl. Reams Cpl. Branch Thanks for putting this site together. I hope to connect with some of my old comrades. Larry James Hunley


Visitor_Name: David J. Michael, NCCM(SW), USN Ret.
Email: navylog@navymemorial.org
WebPage: http://www.navymemorial,org
Where_From: Washigton, DC
Date: 06/15/06
Time: 08:20 AM

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The United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC is now offering FREE Navy Log Enrollment. See details on their website at www.navymemorial.org. PASS THE WORD!!!


Visitor_Name: Eileen Potts Smith
Email: rembc@aol.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: North Carolina
Date: 05/14/06
Time: 04:38 PM

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Just learned of our grade school class mate passed away on your ship.

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First, let me thank the US Service people who go out and put their life on the line for us. God Bless you all. A member of our grade school class was a member of your ship's crew. I did not learn until a recent grade school 40th reunion from 8th grade about the fate of our classmate Joseph Grisofi. I felt compelled to write a comment on Joe. Who knew that this quiet boy who was a part of our class would grow up to be a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. My heart is heavy to know this fine young man did not have the chance to reach all his dreams which I am sure were many. You never know who is capable of making a difference in the world!!! May Joe rest in peace. May the bravery of our Service People always be remembered with the greatest of respect. God Bless America. Thanks, Joe!!!


Visitor_Name: donald landry
Email: dlandry5@gwi.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: usa , maine
Date: 05/03/06
Time: 11:22 AM

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Nice job guys with this site. I enjoyed the pictures of my old ship.


Visitor_Name: Jimmy Oakley
Email: jimmy_oakley@bellsouth.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Providence Ky.
Date: 04/28/06
Time: 08:08 PM

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surf

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I am on the roster. I was aboard 1960 to 66 I was in B div. Would like to hear from any one in B div.I'm retired,but have part time job (fishing money.)I was a cruiser sailor for 10 yrs. first 4 was aboard the uss Des Moines.Good Luck to All.


Visitor_Name: Fred B. Hughes Jr.
Email: NEPubBiker@AOL.COM
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Oxford, MA USA
Date: 04/28/06
Time: 03:40 PM

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Look up James J. Sansone

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I always wore his MIA bracelet and if at all possible would like to get another one.


Visitor_Name: Jim Garro
Email: bgarro@earthlink.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Kempner, TX
Date: 04/26/06
Time: 09:26 AM

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A vehicle in Austin, TX had a display on the side

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I was in traffic in Austin, TX and I looked to my left and saw an SUV with the name of the Newport News and was dumb struck. I was the Air Controlman on the USS New Orleans who controled the aircraft that evacuated the injured and dead off of your ship the day of the explosion. If I remeber correctly it took about 4 hours and numerous trips to complete the task. It was a very sad day for the Navy and all involved. My wife who was with me had no idea of my invovlement or the details but could tell I was deeply moved by the memory.


Visitor_Name: Maria L. Newman-Kiser
Email: mariak@provide.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Dryden, Michigan, USA
Date: 04/16/06
Time: 09:55 PM

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Google search.

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My father, Leonard Newman, was aboard the USS Newport News during his service years. He speaks very fondly of his time aboard. I believe he was among the first to board the ship when she was commissioned. If anyone remembers him, I'm certain he'd love to hear from you. You can e-mail him at leonardo@provide.net.


Visitor_Name: george h reynolds
Email: g_reynolds_69@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: stephenville,texas 76401
Date: 04/14/06
Time: 03:14 PM

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jusy looking at web site for uss wisconson bb 64

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very touching,& moving site. just goes to show you how brave & corageous our sailors are abpard our mighty ships of the line


Visitor_Name: george h reynolds
Email: g_reynolds_69@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: stephenville,texas 76401
Date: 04/14/06
Time: 03:12 PM

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jusy looking at web site for uss wisconson bb 64

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very touching,& moving site.


Visitor_Name: Dallas Hartsel-Smith
Email: dallashart2000@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Knoxville,TN
Date: 04/07/06
Time: 09:32 AM

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yahoo search

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My father was a marine on this ship during the explosion. I never knew about his experiences until recently. This website is wonderful and up setting at the same time. Thank you for documenting our history, it is appreciated


Visitor_Name: esko saksi
Email: esko.saksi@luukku.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Hanko, Finland
Date: 04/06/06
Time: 10:08 AM

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I remembered the visit in Helsinki, Finland.

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I was working in the US Embassy as a chauffor in the Defence Attache office in Helsinki, and was actually onboard the USS Newport News. My boss at the time was col. George Rasula, of Finnish origin, the Army Attce in Finland. The Ship was the biggest ever visited in Finland.


Visitor_Name: Carl Woods
Email: CDWoods25@nc.rr.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Raleigh,N.C/USA
Date: 03/25/06
Time: 05:49 PM

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I have been looking for information on the USS Newport News and found you by luck.

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I am very happy to see that the USS Newport News lives on.


Visitor_Name: Marie Thompson
Email: tatumdt@aol.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Port Gibson, MS
Date: 03/24/06
Time: 03:07 AM

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Iam retired military going back to school and tryin to find info on vietnam postwar. I figured Military.com would have something so here i am and i love it.

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Visitor_Name: gil gundayao
Email: gilgundayao@gmail.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: caloocan philippines
Date: 03/19/06
Time: 06:50 AM

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Just surfing the net.

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Good luck and best wishes. Thanks. BLESS. G3


Visitor_Name: DONALD E. SMITH
Email: elroysmith@att.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: FRESNO, CALIF
Date: 03/16/06
Time: 06:44 PM

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JUST GOT IT BY LOOKING

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WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOMEONE THAT WENT TO BOOT CAMP IN SAN DEIGO, CALIF DEC, 1958 COMPANY 58-685 THANK YOU DON SMITH


Visitor_Name: Captn Steve Woodward M.N.
Email: mistoff@supanet.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Kingston-Upon-Hull, U.K.
Date: 03/14/06
Time: 12:03 AM

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Web search for Des Moines class ships

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A fascinating look into the life and tragedy of a large warship, I thank every one concerned for their efforts in creating this memory of what was obviously one of the great ships of the world's fleets. Rgds Steve Woodward


Visitor_Name: Virginia Gibbes Richardson for the Late Dr.Frederick.L.Richardson MD. F.R.C.P.
Email: vgibbes@aol.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Baltimore MD
Date: 03/12/06
Time: 04:15 PM

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On-line

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I wish to express the deep sorrow, for both myself, family and that of my late husband Dr.Frederick Richardson at the loss of our dear friend Rear-Admiral Sheldon Kinney, I am originally from Australia, we met while aboard our boat "The Snow Goose" which was slotted between the Australian's and the U.S.A. American's Cup race at Newport R.I. 1983, a tap tap permission to come aboard was heard from below, it was Sheldon, ( who headed up The America's Cup syndicate for The New York Yacht Club) since that time we became firm friends, Australia won the Cup that year, Sheldon graciously poured champagne over me ( the Aussie) he loved our Freedom 40" "The Snow Goose" with my husband and other Colleagues from Yale, they sailed her to Sheldon and Lee's Island off Camden Maine for the Summer, we had to drive 5 hours from CT. to sail on weekends,one year I had my Uncle Wing Commander Robert Henry Maxwell Gibbes and his wife over from Australia ( perhaps Australia's most decorated Aviator) it was fascinating to hear the Rear-Admiral and The Wing Commander swapping WW11 stories, quite an event as we sailed through the Maine fog. My husband had just launched the first cochlear implant program at Yale for people with deafness, Sheldon had lost some hearing from "shell shock" he was the first recipient of this new device at Yale and thrilled, so many memories for me, and my children of a wonderful natural man, I had no idea of his background, he was a modest person a true friend to us all,stayed at our house in CT. en-route from Annapolis to our boat in Newport for week-ends Virginia Gibbes Richardson, for my family, Wendy and Sarah, and late husband Frederick.


Visitor_Name: KAREN JENNINGS
Email: FKJEN2006@AOL.COM
WebPage: http://
Where_From: BARBERTON,OHIO USA
Date: 03/07/06
Time: 11:5 8 PM

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MY DAD WAS ON THE NEWPORT NEWS FROM 1959-1962

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IT IS SO COOL TO SEE HOW BIG OF A SHIP MY DAD WAS ON.HE TALKS ALOT ABOUT HIS DAYS IN THE NAVY And would love to get in contact with some of his old friends.way to go newport news and goooo navy


Visitor_Name: North Army Perth
Email: delija@hotmail.com
WebPage: http://www.freewebs.com/northarmyperth/index.htm
Where_From: aus perth
Date: 03/06/06
Time: 03:23 AM

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google

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North Army Perth http://www.freewebs.com/northarmyperth/index.htm Crvena Zzvezda N.A.P Red Star Delije A#008 Visit our website http://www.freewebs.com/northarmyperth/index.htm




Visitor_Name: AL UHR
Email: KMFA96@AOL.COM
WebPage: http://
Where_From: MESA AZ
Date: 02/23/06
Time: 09:12 PM

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ON WEBSITE FORMER CREW MEMBER

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SERVED ABOARD NN 59-61 H&D DIV BUT ENDED UP IN 3RD. DIV. LOOKING FOR FORMER SHIPMATES THAT WAS IN 3RD. DIV. SO FAR FOUND 3 LOOKING FOR MORE. LOOKING FOR CHARLES FEGGINS, DONALD CARRINGTON. HAD SOME GREAT TIMES ABOARD THE NEWS WISHED WE COULD HAVE SAVED HER. "DOC"


Visitor_Name: Gary Goodson
Email: garygoods@bellsouth.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Dallas, Ga.
Date: 02/19/06
Time: 04:23 PM

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Friend

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I was visiting via a friend Mike Singleton who was aboard 1972-74. T-1 Gun Captain? Just wanted to say hello and God Bless your shipmates! Excellent sight. well maintained. My Father was on CA-30 USS Houston on that faitful night 28 February 1942, where she was sunk at Sunda Strait. Godspeed to the men still on watch!


Visitor_Name: Jesse James
Email: RANGER6234A@AOL.COM
WebPage: http://
Where_From: YORK PA.
Date: 02/12/06
Time: 06:50 PM

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SEARCHING THE WEB

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HI EVERY ONE THANK U FOR THE SERVICE THAT U DID FOR THIS COUNTRY THE REASON THAT IM LOOKING ON THIS WEB SITE IS IM TRYING TO FIND SOME PICTURES OF THE CREW FROM 1963 AND ON THAT IS THE YEARS THAT MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS NEWPORT NEWS IF ANY ONE HAS ANY PICS WOULD U PLEASE SEND THEM TO ME HIS NAME IS JOHN JAMES I DO NOT NOW WHAT HIS RANK OUR ANY THING ELSE THANK ALL OF U AGIN


Visitor_Name: bluejean_lady7
Email: simplyme_prettywoman@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: South Carolina....U.S.A.
Date: 02/03/06
Time: 08:10 PM

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John.........mtnmn

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The site is fantastic.........the history, something everyone should read. I'm am grateful for all who served.......and all they do for our country. Thank you for sharing with me...... and all others who will visit this site...


Visitor_Name: CLIFF RIDEOUT
Email: capenut@cape.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: EAST SANDWICH,MA.02537
Date: 02/01/06
Time: 05:21 AM

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FOUND LISTING ON WEB PAGE

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I WAS CURIOUS IF ANYONE KNOWS ME FROM MY OLD SHIP THE USS TOLOVANA AO-64. I WAS ABOARD FROM 1965 TO 1968. MY NAME IS CLIFF RIDEOUT SHIPFITTER 2ND CLASS. THANKS.


Visitor_Name: Raymond E. Payne EM3
Email: REPCA74@peoplepc.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Baltimore MD 21225-2506
Date: 01/26/06
Time: 08:51 PM

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Just browsing

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Visitor_Name: LEROY R MORLAN
Email: FKJEN2006@AOL.COM
WebPage: http://
Where_From: BARBERTON,OHIO
Date: 01/25/06
Time: 12:15 AM

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LOOKING FOR INFO

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WAS ON SHIP FROM 1959-1962 ANY CONTACTS EMAIL ME


Visitor_Name: KAREN JENNINGS
Email: FKJEN2006@AOL.COM
WebPage: http://
Where_From: BARBERTON ,OHIO
Date: 01/24/06
Time: 11:55 PM

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FATHER WAS ON THIS NAVY SHIP

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MY FATHER LEROY R MORLAN WAS ABOARD THE USS NEWPORT NEWS CA148 IN 1959 TO 1962.ALOT OF TALK ABOUT THE SHIP AND PEOPLE HE HAD BEEN ENLISTED WITH STILL BRINGS BACK MEMORIES FOR HIM.I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE THAT WAS ENLISTED WITH HIM TO HAVE A REUNION FOR HIM.IT IS 1-24-06 AND HE IS 64 YEARS OLD AND WILL BE 65 THIS MAY.


Visitor_Name: Jack Wilkes
Email: jackw1@bellsouth.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Pelham,Georgia,USA
Date: 01/23/06
Time: 09:35 PM

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A friend

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Looking for U.S.S.LaVallette shipmates


Visitor_Name: Clarence Ray Lightle (Boatswain's Mate SN)
Email: julioandsulio@insightbb.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Westfield, Indiana (USA)
Date: 01/21/06
Time: 05:45 PM

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Google

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I served aboard the NN in 1971 and 1972, and I was in the Fourth Division during the Vietnam tour when gun turret two exploded on October 1, 1972; 20 of my fellow sailors perished in the line of duty. My nickname was "Bubba Duck". I remember Gary Strine (sp?); his nickname was "Bubba Duck's Friend". Arnold Grevious was "Big Bubba" from Cincinnati, and David Camp was "Baby Duck" from New Jersey.



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