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This Page Lists NEW Donations by USS NEWPORT NEWS Crew Members. 



Name: Ed "Austin" Carr
Division: CR
Rank_Rate: RM3
Start_serve: 4/72
End_Serve: 6/75
Email: LONELYRYDER@AOL.COM
Phone: 330=872-3113
Date: 03/01/2006
Time: 01:26:33 AM

Donation

USS NEWPORT NEWS VIET NAM PATCH FROM 1972. CRUISE BOOK FROM 1972 WEST PAC CRUISE.

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Name: Kimberly A. Grant - Bartlett
Division:
Rank_Rate:
Start_serve:
End_Serve:
Email: jkbartlett@wcnet.org
Phone: 419.823.1942
Date: 12/28/2005
Time: 07:33:44 PM

Donation

I have a blanket from the ship that came to me when my Father past away. I also have one of his uniforms, a graduation program along with a picture of the entire graduating class,a newspaper article from the Navy paper and there are "yearbooks" from the Mediterranean Tour he was a part of.

Comments

My Father is Alvin G. Grant (Pug), from Toledo, Ohio. (He past away in 1996) His position on the ship was a Gunner's Mate, he departed the ship in 1958.


Name: Test send #4
Division: Last test
Rank_Rate:
Start_serve:
End_Serve:
Email: asdf@asdf.com
Phone: 503-304-8332
Date: 12/24/2005
Time: 11:52:52 PM

Donation

Last test of Museum Donation forms web page

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Name: Test from Zendner
Division: After eamil update #1
Rank_Rate:
Start_serve:
End_Serve:
Email: asdf@asdfasdf.com
Phone: 503 555 5555
Date: 12/23/2005
Time: 10:46:22 PM

Donation

Test forms page after email address update #1

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Name: Rick Rickard
Division:
Rank_Rate:
Start_serve:
End_Serve:
Email: rrick1@mindspring.com
Phone: 510 482-5968
Date: 11/12/2005
Time: 05:27:28 AM

Donation

Ship's Plaque from the 1950s

Comments

As the Commandant's Local Representative at Port Everglades, my father (LCDR, USNR) was given a ship's plaque from the Newport News sometime in the 1950s. I'm a USNA grad, class of '65, but have no place to display the plaque. I'm wondering if you are interested in displaying the plaque. Thanks, Rick Rickard 510-482-5968


Name: Richard Wisocki
Division: 7th
Rank_Rate: S/n
Start_serve: 01/52
End_Serve: 08/53
Email: LovesAriz@aol.com
Phone: (815) 633-6374
Date: 10/05/2005
Time: 12:39:06 AM

Donation

See Below

Comments

The following were donated back on 9/17/03. They have not shown up on Donation List. On 5/18/05 Mike Lanier logged in. #11187 Rapid Fire 4th Anniversary of 1953. #11188 Easter Service 1953. Donor # 5159. Please check why. thanks R. Wisocki S/N 52/53.


Name: ALLAN UHR
Division: 3RD DIV.
Rank_Rate: E3
Start_serve: 2/59
End_Serve: 2/61
Email: KMFA96@AOL.COM
Phone: 480-985-2223
Date: 06/07/2005
Time: 06:08:33 AM

Donation

HAVE FLASHLIGHT OUT OF MESS DECK (C) WHICH I GOT BEFORE I LEFT.

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Name: JIM GASS
Division: FLAG
Rank_Rate: seaman
Start_serve: 3-69
End_Serve: 8-69
Email: strokedF450@msn.com
Phone: 301-868-5335
Date: 03/01/2005
Time: 01:27:53 AM

Donation

I have pictures PoD, Thunderbolts, newsletters, cruise book, etc. We plan to travel fulltime in our RV and couldn't think of a better place to donate my box of memories. Will take pictures or email copies for your review.

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Name: jim o'hara, uss salt lake city crew member
Division: 9th
Rank_Rate: b.m. 2/c
Start_serve:
End_Serve:
Email: hjind@hotmail.com
Phone: 708-848-3708
Date: 01/17/2005
Time: 10:26:51 AM

Donation

a large ashtray commerating the commissioning of the newpert news. It is in the (silowette?)of the ship.

Comments

I received this from a friend who found it among his wifes surveneors of her father who was the ships captain in (62& 63?). R.Adm. Raymond La


Name: jim o'hara, uss salt lake city crew member
Division: 9th
Rank_Rate: b.m. 2/c
Start_serve:
End_Serve:
Email: hjind@hotmail.com
Phone: 708-848-3708
Date: 01/17/2005
Time: 10:26:01 AM

Donation

a large ashtray commerating the commissioning of the newpert news. It is in the (silowette?)of the ship.

Comments

I received this from a friend who found it among his wifes surveneors of her father who was the ships captain in (62& 63?). R.Adm. Raymond La


Name: David A. Holt
Division: 7th
Rank_Rate: SA
Start_serve: 11-71
End_Serve: 11-72
Email: DavidHolt50@AOL.com
Phone: 860-982-6009 Cell
Date: 11/10/2004
Time: 05:58:34 PM

Donation

Original Stars and stips front page 10-72 "Blast rips cruiser off Vietnam"

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Name: George Klos
Division: 2nd
Rank_Rate: BMSN
Start_serve: 01/60
End_Serve: 01/62
Email: ghk148@aol.com
Phone: 718 482-7082
Date: 07/26/2003
Time: 06:34:52 PM

Donation

Seven different USS Newport News matchbook covers.

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Name: Richard W(Bill) Feeley
Division: 4th
Rank_Rate: SN
Start_serve: 03/55
End_Serve: 04/57
Email: rwfonset@hotmail.com
Phone: 1 508 295 2214
Date: 07/17/2003
Time: 07:56:13 AM

Donation

1956 Med. cruise book 1956 crew picture on the pier Norfolk, Va.

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Name: ALFRED J. MANCUSO JR.
Division: FIFTH
Rank_Rate: SN
Start_serve: 10/60
End_Serve: 7/63
Email: BUTCHSHARON70@AOL.COM
Phone: (814) 8646405
Date: 06/30/2003
Time: 11:00:54 AM

Donation

ARTICLE IN TODAYS NAVY

Comments

TAKE WATER TO CASTLE ISLAND ON WAY TO GITMO SM2 FRED WILKERSON SPOTTED DISTRESS FLAG AND WE RESPONED.


Name: Peter Carbonara, MD
Division: Medical
Rank_Rate: LT
Start_serve: 09/59
End_Serve: 06/61
Email: mdossa@aol.com
Phone: 201 567-3309
Date: 04/07/2003
Time: 10:56:42 AM

Donation

Unframed photograph, 9x32 of ship's company with NN in background dated 25 September 1959. Very good condition.

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Name: George Klos
Division: 2nd Div.
Rank_Rate: BMSN
Start_serve: 1/60
End_Serve: 1/62
Email: ghk148@aol.com
Phone: (718 ) 482-7082
Date: 03/22/2003
Time: 05:17:13 PM

Donation

2 forks from the mess deck of the NN dark blue Navy issue pullover sweater used mostly for standing watches

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Name: Gerry Morris
Division: M-div
Rank_Rate: MM1
Start_serve: 09/67
End_Serve: 10/69
Email: melger@quixnet.net
Phone: 215-4673-5280
Date: 01/31/2003
Time: 04:03:09 PM

Donation

I have an icebucket made from the base of an 8in. powder casing, given to me by machine shop upon leaving the ship for shore duty.

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Name: David S. Edwards
Division: R Division
Rank_Rate: HT2
Start_serve: 04/71
End_Serve: 03/73
Email: whoop03@bellsouth.net
Phone: (985) 774-3349
Date: 01/29/2003
Time: 06:40:36 PM

Donation

A bell liberated from the admirals barge in 1972. Bulletin titled:"Commissioning Day Souvenir Edition" dated 29 January 1949. Pictures of Capt. Smoot, exec. Cmdr.Webster,CNC Atlantic Fleet Admiral Davis. Included in the bulletin is a complete roster of the officers and enlisted personnel. Thunderbolt newspaper Dec.23,1972 "Almost Home" by Capt. Zartman to the crew. Another Thunderbolt newspaper June 1,1972 "Gunline, Vietnam." Newspaper clipping from the city of Newport News, Times Herald "USS NN Ends Last Cruise." Stars and Strips,Saigon news clipping "Navy Takes War Ball and Runs With It." NN action at Haiphong. "Drive To Trap Red Regiment North of Hue." NN action with destroyer Waddel. US Atlantic Fleet News Release Dec.24,1972.Short history of the NN Vietnam deployment. Pictures of crewmen loading projectiles in T1 & T2, Crewmen pushing eight inch powder casings on dollies enroute to T1 & T2. T2 gun barrel depicting the damage sitting on the pier at Subic Bay.

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Name: Jim Hermance
Division: E
Rank_Rate: EM3
Start_serve: 04/64
End_Serve: 07/67
Email: jhermance@attbi.com
Phone: (978) 251-4148
Date: 09/18/2002
Time: 07:47:21 PM

Donation

1.(2)photos 8"x11" b/w glossy of Bob Hope arriving on fwd brow and qtrdk greeted by OOD(name escapes me)and com2ndflt.taken by ship's photog in San Juan approx.2hrs after our arrival.Mr.hope was filming "The private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell".His trailer was parked at the end of the pier where we tied up.He and Jeffrey Hunter came out of their trailers to visit with a bunch of us from NN.They shared a beer with a couple of us then decided to visit the ship.( 1966 or 67 not sure) 2.(2)photos of E Div berthing comp.(racks and lockers as they were)This may be of interest only because it's the very same compt.as NN museum and visitors can get perspective as they are standing on spot. 3.(2)photos of aircraft crane blown down on deck after premature fuse caused damage to stbd side,crane and hangar area during firing of T3 (sorry dont remember date) 4.Beautiful picture of NN from focsl aft used for color cover of magazine"The Navy in Tidewater" some damage to cover but still a beautiful glossy color cover.Donating whole intact magazine. 5.Family gram 65-66 sent to crewmembers'family by NN Capt.Robert Quinn shortly before change of command.(original or copy ? ) please advise. 6.original ( unspent )letter from C.O. authorizing me to spend $10.at the Ship's store as an award for something.

Comments

I can bring them to museum myself on 9/21/02 if acceptable as I'll be there for Work party 9/20-9/22.Thanks for all you do.Please advise.


Name: Jim Hermance
Division: E
Rank_Rate: EM3
Start_serve: 04/64
End_Serve: 07/67
Email: jhermance@attbi.com
Phone: (978) 251-4148
Date: 09/18/2002
Time: 07:45:34 PM

Donation

1.(2)photos 8"x11" b/w glossy of Bob Hope arriving on fwd brow and qtrdk greeted by OOD(name escapes me)and com2ndflt.taken by ship's photog in San Juan approx.2hrs after our arrival.Mr.hope was filming "The private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell".His trailer was parked at the end of the pier where we tied up.He and Jeffrey Hunter came out of their trailers to visit with a bunch of us from NN.They shared a beer with a couple of us then decided to visit the ship.( 1966 or 67 not sure) 2.(2)photos of E Div berthing comp.(racks and lockers as they were)This may be of interest only because it's the very same compt.as NN museum and visitors can get perspective as they are standing on spot. 3.(2)photos of aircraft crane blown down on deck after premature fuse caused damage to stbd side,crane and hangar area during firing of T3 (sorry dont remember date) 4.Beautiful picture of NN from focsl aft used for color cover of magazine"The Navy in Tidewater" some damage to cover but still a beautiful glossy color cover.Donating whole intact magazine. 5.Family gram 65-66 sent to crewmembers'family by NN Capt.Robert Quinn shortly before change of command.(original or copy ? ) please advise. 6.original ( unspent )letter from C.O. authorizing me to spend $10.at the Ship's store as an award for something.

Comments

I can bring them to museum myself on 9/21/02 if acceptable as I'll be there for Work party 9/20-9/22.Thanks for all you do.Please advise.


Name: Jim Hermance
Division: E
Rank_Rate: EM3
Start_serve: 04/64
End_Serve: 07/67
Email: jhermance@attbi.com
Phone: (978) 251-4148
Date: 09/18/2002
Time: 07:41:10 PM

Donation

1.(2)photos 8"x11" b/w glossy of Bob Hope arriving on fwd brow and qtrdk greeted by OOD(name escapes me)and com2ndflt.taken by ship's photog in San Juan approx.2hrs after our arrival.Mr.hope was filming "The private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell".His trailer was parked at the end of the pier where we tied up.He and Jeffrey Hunter came out of their trailers to visit with a bunch of us from NN.They shared a beer with a couple of us then decided to visit the ship.( 1966 or 67 not sure) 2.(2)photos of E Div berthing comp.(racks and lockers as they were)This may be of interest only because it's the very same compt.as NN museum and visitors can get perspective as they are standing on spot. 3.(2)photos of aircraft crane blown down on deck after premature fuse caused damage to stbd side,crane and hangar area during firing of T3 (sorry dont remember date) 4.Beautiful picture of NN from focsl aft used for color cover of magazine"The Navy in Tidewater" some damage to cover but still a beautiful glossy color cover.Donating whole intact magazine. 5.Family gram 65-66 sent to crewmembers'family by NN Capt.Robert Quinn shortly before change of command.(original or copy ? ) please advise. 6.original ( unspent )letter from C.O. authorizing me to spend $10.at the Ship's store as an award for something.

Comments

I can bring them to museum myself on 9/21/02 if acceptable as I'll be there for Work party.Thanks for all you do.Please advise.


Name: Jim Hermance
Division: E
Rank_Rate: EM3
Start_serve: 04/64
End_Serve: 07/67
Email: jhermance@attbi.com
Phone: (978) 251-4148
Date: 09/18/2002
Time: 07:38:49 PM

Donation

1.(2)photos 8"x11" b/w glossy of Bob Hope arriving on fwd brow and qtrdk greeted by (name escapes me)and com2ndflt.taken by ship's photog in San Juan approx.2hrs after our arrival.Mr.hope was filming "The private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell".His trailer was parked at the end of the pier where we tied up.He and Jeffrey Hunter came out of their trailers to visit with a bunch of us from NN.They shared a beer with a couple of us then decided to visit the ship.( 1966 or 67 not sure) 2.(2)photos of E Div berthing comp.(racks and lockers as they were)This may be of interest only because it's the very same compt.as NN museum and visitors can get perspective as they are standing on spot. 3.(2)photos of aircraft crane blown down on deck after premature fuse caused damage to stbd side,crane and hangar area during firing of T3 (sorry dont remember date) 4.Beautiful picture of NN from focsl aft used for color cover of magazine"The Navy in Tidewater" some damage to cover but still a beautiful glossy color cover.Donating whole intact magazine. 5.Family gram 65-66 sent to crewmembers'family by NN Capt.Robert Quinn shortly before change of command.(original or copy ? ) please advise. 6.original ( unspent )letter from C.O. authorizing me to spend $10.at the Ship's store as an award for something.

Comments

I can bring them to museum myself on 9/21/02 if acceptable as I'll be there for Work party.Thanks for all you do.Please advise.


Name: Charles Huncke
Division: OE
Rank_Rate: ET2
Start_serve: 12/68
End_Serve: 3/72
Email: tink6347@aol.com
Phone: 501-758-6440
Date: 05/30/2002
Time: 09:29:29 PM

Donation

A Union Jack from the News. circa 1971. It's edge is a bit tattered. It's a little bigger than 4' x 6'.

Comments

I wish there was a good story about how I acquired the Jack, but I don't. A quartermaster (not a signalman)let me have it, when he was assigned to have it destroyed.


Name: HELMUT BOEHL
Division: R
Rank_Rate: DC2
Start_serve: 06/66
End_Serve: 11/69
Email: helm13@webtv.net
Phone: (973) 827-3069
Date: 05/22/2002
Time: 06:27:55 PM

Donation

I have a foul weather jacket decorated with patches from VIETNAM CRUISE 68 and 69 in very good condition

Comments

I also have issue of "Thunder" from my time aboard NN, not all but some -


Name: Kenneth R. Niner
Division: OE
Rank_Rate: ETN-3
Start_serve: 06/73
End_Serve: 05/75
Email: kr9er@hotmail.com
Phone: 740-625-7614
Date: 01/07/2002
Time: 08:17:46 PM

Donation

26th Anniversary issue of Rapidfire! 1949-1975 Final Edition(includes 1974 Nato cruise) Newspaper article-Virginia Pilot 2/2/75 NN Decommissioning Near 5" round patch cloth-NN 148 Regin Maris-US Atlantic Fleet 2-NN Shoulder patches

Comments

I hope to come see the museum. If you can use these items, you are more than welcome to them. I may find some other items. God Bless you all for your dedication to the NN. Ken


Name: George Klos
Division: 2nd Division
Rank_Rate: SN
Start_serve: 1/60
End_Serve: 1/62
Email: ghk148@aol.com
Phone: 718 482-7082
Date: 08/22/2001
Time: 10:11:28 AM

Donation

One needle and palm used for sewing canvas, line and leather.

Comments

Another memory to share will all.


 

 


Name: Roy Jones
Division: CS
Rank_Rate: SM3
Start_serve: 2/71
End_Serve: 6/74
Email: roy.f.jones@att.net.com
Phone: 516-520-0144
Date: 08/08/2002
Time: 01:20:36 PM

Donation

Pictures Large selection of different events, at sea, in different ports. Pictures of Oct. 1, 1972 damage to turret #2

Comments

I have pictures of the following morning after the Oct. 1 explosion showing the last sailor being removed from turret #2.

 

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