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USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16)
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william wade wwade1@excite.com
johns island, sc. USA
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i was a crew member from nov 75- dec 76 serving in the ndt/qa division
-Mon Jan 1 14:07:48 PST 2001
Roland Carr rolandfromma@webtv.net
Westfield, ma. USA
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I was onboard from 1961-1966. Served on the deck gang
and RADCON. Would like to hear from anyone.





-Thu Dec 28 20:09:24 PST 2000
Robert D.Greene DGreene@aol.com
Ft.Pierce, Fl. USA
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Served on the GIL from 1949 thru 1952. Rate was then BM1..Diver. Great Web Page, always looking for shipmates. Fl Phone 561-589-3426
-Thu Dec 28 19:39:00 PST 2000
larry tondu tondu@t-one.net
ludington, mi. USA
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I was on the old girl from 1955 to 1958, and made the nine month world
cruise on her.. as a signalman.
nice job on the web
-Wed Dec 27 06:18:59 PST 2000
Don (Dye) Churchill faye-don@worldnet.att.net
Livermore, CA. USA
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Served in the DC division office under LT jg EJ Guntrum, from 59-61 Marv Clenney was the Chief. Other names I remember are Pless, Sutphin, Trainum, Tilley, Oates, Kauffman, Speedy (nickmane), Cobb. Would like to hear from anyone in that time frame. I do have some pictures that are in black and white. I worked on some of the ship alts before retrofit. Glad I found the Web Site.
-Sun Dec 24 11:19:14 PST 2000
Doris Heuerman dmhusnret@webtv.net
Tx. USA
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Wish all ships could have a Log of Alumni. It would make
it so easy to locate former shipmates





-Wed Dec 20 18:28:31 PST 2000
OM1 DAVID HUGHES bearsden@capital.net
Hudson Falls , ny. USA
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Served on the Gilmore From 78-80 and rode her back from
Sardenia,Italy to Norfolk, Va. for decom.
-Wed Dec 20 18:22:06 PST 2000
OM1 DAVID HUGHES bearsden@capital.net
Hudson Falls , ny. USA
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-Wed Dec 20 18:19:33 PST 2000
James T Clyne jtclyne@hotmail.com
San Diego, CA. USA
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Hi
I was stationed on the USS Howard W Gilmore from May 1975 till Dec 1978
over in Sardina. I still have many fond memories of the wonderful people
I will always think of as family.
Jim
-Tue Dec 19 22:34:12 PST 2000
robert [bob] farmer bfmtbike@aol.com
ga. USA
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i was on the gilmore in 67 & 68 looking for jerry mccall if any one has any inform. e-mail me at bfmtbike@aol.com robert farmer
-Tue Dec 19 19:52:05 PST 2000
Bob Adelwerth, CWO, USN, Ret. adelwerth@aol.com
Hobe Sound, Fla. USA
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I served on the Gilmore from 3/56 to 8/58 in R-3 division as EMFN,EM3,EM2. We were homeported in Key West, overhauled in Hoboken, N.J. fall of '56, then to Gitmo for REFTRA, then Havana for liberty. We did Springboard '58 in St. Thomas, V.I. at the pier for 6 weeks, then Havana again. Married a Conch in '58, and we go to Key West frequently. Not the same place as it was in the '50's, but we go to the old Naval Station for sunsets. Like to hear from shipmates.
Bob Adelwerth
-Sun Dec 17 14:07:20 PST 2000
john mills jmillski@yahoo.com
purdy, mo. USA
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I served aboard the Gilmore while it was a Key West, and during its overhaul in Mobile and Pascagula. I was a repair division ET.
-Wed Dec 13 19:28:17 PST 2000
Rich 'CAL' Califano richc10974@aol.com
Philadelphia, Pa. USA
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Was on board the Gilmore between 1967-1969 as a DP3
Great memories of Springboard and San Juan.
-Thu Dec 7 10:23:41 PST 2000
Scott Sutton WALLLY@BELLSOUTH.NET
Jacksonville, FL. USA
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Was on AS-16 from Dec 59 to Dec 63. Worked in deck force and then as an FTG and then in armory until I transferred to FTB school in Great lakes Ill. Retired in 1978
-Wed Dec 6 13:22:01 PST 2000
Brad Harrison AS16NAVY@aol.com
Warminster, PA. USA
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BZ on the Web Site. Served in LaMaddalena 12/75-12/77 in AFT engine room as EN3. Can remember Joe Henshaw, LT Burrows, Chief Cheatham, EN1 Stagnari, EN1 Johnson, Mike Olsen... Worked out a lot in Gym on Santo Stephano. Rented APT in LaMadd. Enjoyed beach at Spalmatori (spelling?). Looking back, am grateful for the experience. Made lots of friends and saw and did lots of neat things. Grew up a lot too. Never realized at the time how much that experience was shaping my life. Appreciate feeback from any who recall this former sailor.
-Mon Dec 4 16:28:56 PST 2000
Brad Harrison AS16NAVY@aol.com
Warminster, PA . USA
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Testing. Problems signing guest book
-Mon Dec 4 16:17:39 PST 2000
Virgil Reed RMCM(SS) Ret reedv@infoave.net
Helenwood, TN. USA
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Served aboard during 1969-1970
-Mon Dec 4 06:41:31 PST 2000
ED BLAKE judy72653@yahoo.com
CHICAGO, IL. USA
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MY NAME IS ED BLAKE, I SERVED ON THE USS H.W.GILMORE IN THE 1ST & 2ED DIV. ALSO R1. MY RANK WAS SNE3. I WORKED IN DECK FORCE AND SAIL LOCKER, FROM DEC.1960 TO APRIL 1964. YOU CAN REACH ME THROUGH BRANSKY'S E-MAIL
judy72653@yahoo.com( HE ALSO SERVER ON THE GILMORE AT THE SAME TIME) OR AT MY HOME PHONE 1-847-927-0487, I WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO GET TOGETHER WITH OLD SHIP MATES. SOME OF THE MEN I REMEMBER ARE:
SEDWRICK POVILIT,FROM ORGAN OR WASHINGTON ST., FORESTER,FROM MICHIGAN,WHO WAS A GUNNERSMATE IN 61 TO 64.
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FORM ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS ME. THANK YOU
-Sun Dec 3 07:40:14 PST 2000
ROBERT J. BRANSKY ( SKI ) jbransky72653@yahoo.com
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR. USA
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MY NAME IS ROBERT J. BRANSKY, I WAS CALLED "SKI". I SERVED ON THE
USS H.W. GILMORE FROM NOV.1960 TO 1962.
I WAS A MACHINE REPAIR MAN, IN MACHINE SHOP X31. THE CHIEF AT THAT TIME WAS CHIEF KNOX.
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT MIGHT REMEMBER ME.
HERE ARE A FEW MEN I REMEMBER. CHIEF KNOX, CHARLE GARCEA MR3,RICH BANKENSHIP MR3, RICH PLUM MR2.(IF I SPELLED ANY NAMES WRONG I APPOLIAGE.)
I LIVED IN CHICAGO IL. AND NOW LIVE IN MOUNTAIN HOME AR.MY HOME PHONE IS 1-870-425-8755 PLEASE CALL IF YOU THINK YOU REMEMBER ME.I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FINDING SOME OF MY OLD SHIPMATES. THANK YOU

-Sun Dec 3 07:24:47 PST 2000
sandra swift sandys60068@yahoo,com
Park Ridge, Il. USA
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sorry, when I signed in just above, I forgot to include my complete e mail address,
-Sat Dec 2 12:37:22 PST 2000
sandra swift sandys60068
Park Ridge, il. USA
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Hi,
My name is sandra Swift, My father, John Charles Lindstrom served on theGilmore during WWll.
If you knew him please send me an e mail.
Thanks,
-Sat Dec 2 12:34:19 PST 2000
Eldon R. Brown eldonb@ebcon.com
USA
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Testing - Sorry everyone has had so much trouble signing the guestbook! I think it is fixed now!
-Fri Dec 1 20:59:25 PST 2000
Art Dayson artful3@earthlink.net
USA
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I served aboard the Gilmore in 73-74 as an ETR2 in R4 division.
-Mon Nov 6 03:57:52 PST 2000
Michael Mertens mfm67@hotmail.com
Wadena, Mn. USA
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Just me again, didn't see where I could edit my original comment. So here's a new one. Go to militaryconnections.com, and type in USS Howard W. Gilmore, or any of your old military stations, and you can talk to people who share an interest in these sites. It is for all branches of srvice. Great site.
-Sun Nov 5 17:37:40 PST 2000
Michael Mertens mfm67@hotmail.com
USA
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-Sun Nov 5 17:34:13 PST 2000
JACKIE LITTLE jlittle1@twcny.rr.com
EAST SYRACUSE, NY. USA
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MY HUSBAND DALE LITTLE SERVED ABOARD THE GILMORE BETWEEN '65 + '67. HE PASSED AWAY IN JULY /2000. I JUST FOUND THIS WEB SITE TODAY. I KNOW HE WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. HE WAS VERY PROUD TO BE IN THE NAVY. I WAS TOLD HE WAS A SHIPFITTER. HE HAD A GOOD FRIEND NAMED RANDY (DOUGHTEN)-NOT SURE OF SPELLING, FROM MONTANA,ON THE SHIP. IF ANYBODY OUT THERE REMEMBERS DALE I'D LOVE TO HEAR SOME STORIES.
-Sat Nov 4 15:42:39 PST 2000
Michael Mertens mfm67@hotmail.com
wadena, mn. USA
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Was in engineering from 7/77 to 10/78 while stationed in Sardinia, would like to hear from people who were there when I was. Just e-mail me.
-Sat Nov 4 09:28:26 PST 2000
JACKIE LITTLE jlittle1@twcny.rr.com
EAST SYRACUSE, NY. USA
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Looking for friends that served with my husband, Dale Little, during 65-67. He passed away in July of 2000. He would have loved to see this web site. I just found it, today. I know he had a good friend named Randy (Doughten)-not sure of spelling- from Montana. I think he was a shipfitter aboard the Gilmore. I remember that he talked about being in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Thanks for any info. you can send me.
-Sat Nov 4 06:20:07 PST 2000
Bruce Hale halebent@swbell.net
Ft.Worth, Tx. USA
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Served on The gillmore from 1960 to 1964. Was in the first divison. This is my new e-mail address
-Fri Nov 3 19:30:05 PST 2000
James (Jim) Preston prestonja@nswccd.navy.mil
W. Bethesda, Md. USA
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Hi all. My name is James (Jim) Preston I was an EN on board from 10/76-11/77. I worked in the Oil King shop. I was the duty Oil King the night the mess decks got flooded with #3 grade diesel oil. The Chief Corpsman loved me, (it killed the bugs). The XO didn't have a sense of humor about it at all (he never did). One of my fondest job assignments was filling the MUSE units with fuel. It was required by the Italians that ran the units that I sit down and have a cup of expresso with them befor I filled the tank. I actually grew to like that stuff, Go figure? One of my fondest memories was riding the round robin from Palau to Lamad to the ship, viewing the beauty of the islands and exploring them with many friends. The funniest person I ever new worked on Gilmore with me, his name was Sharky. If your out there get in touch. One of my best friends was a Guy name Nate Sauder. Nate worked in the optical shop for Chief forsyth. Man, they had the coldest Cokes on board! Thanks for the site I will continue to check in from time to time.

Jim Preston
Naval Surface Warfare Center
-Fri Nov 3 05:12:54 PST 2000


Kimberly A. Kreitzbender kgcrossroads@adelphia.net
Cranesville, Pa. USA
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Hi my name is Kim Kreitzbender my dad Robert Kreitzbender was on the Howard Gilmore in Charleston S.C.Back in 1962-63-64-1965 ect. He had a friend on the Gimore by the name of Ron Gray his age today would be apox. mid 50's or so just about the same as my dad. Well !!! I was told after 35 years that my real dad might not be my real dad that this Ron Gray could be. Yes I am in Shock ! I am looking for this Ron Gray looking for pictures anything.My dad Robert wont talk about it nor will he get blood test so my only option is to look for Ron. I have a picture but his back is pretty much the view so I could not see but the side of his face. Please if you could help in any way it would be great!
Hey I am going to be having a new website addy soon so if that URL don't take you to it write to me and I will send you my new one when I get it. Here is my new e-mail thats why it is redone again.

kgcrossroads@adelphia.net
Thanks Kimberly Kreitzbender
-Thu Nov 2 09:31:42 PST 2000


WALTER J. RUTKOWSKI WRUTKO1150@AOL.COM
MIDDLESEX, NJ. USA
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I AM A PLANKOWNER AND SERVED ABOARD THE GILMORE TILL AUGUST OF 1946. MY RATE WAS SAO 2ND.(SPECIAL ARTICIFER OPTICAL) NOBODY ABOARD EVER HEARD OF THE RATE SO WE WERE CLASSIFIED AS EXTRA. CONSEQUENTLY, WE NEVER A PART OF ANY DIVISION ABOARD. MYSELF AND 17 OTHERS OPERATED THE OPTICAL SHOP REPAIRING PERISCOPES, BINOCULARS, SEXTANTS, CLOCKS ETC.

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOCATE ANY OF MY SHIPMATES AND ONLY LOCATED TWO OF THEM-----JOE TOUHEY AND ALEX KROL. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANYONE AT ALL FROM THE OPTICAL SHOP,I WOULD BE FOREVER IN THEIR DEBT. IT MEANS THAT MUCH TO ME TO BE ABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE OF THEM.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!
-Tue Oct 31 17:50:27 PST 2000


James E. (Eddie) Hodges
USA
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-Tue Oct 31 13:15:32 PST 2000
James E. Hodges edpat@shentel.net
Edinburg, VA. USA
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I went aboard the Gilmore right out of Torpedomens A school in Newport RI in 57. Spent afew weeks on mess cooking, peeling potatoes, carrots & CPO (celary, peppers & onions). I worked for a great cook then. He let me take awhole Thanksgiving dinner home so my wife and I could have a nice dinner together since I had to be on the ship the whole day (guests on board you know). Spent some time on subs to check torpedo tubes as part of my job. Didn't care much for being inside those things when they closed the inner door. Some names that come to mind someone might remember, Tm2 Houck,TM2 Willey Hayes, TM3 Gorden Akers . The Gilmore in Key West wasn't air conditioned HOT!!!!! but I wont forget those Lobster tales we would have for eveing meal, fresh just off the boats. Wehad a young fellow get hurt (killed?) in a motercycle accident can't remember his name, (sad). Could go on with tales but time catches up.

Thanks for the web site. Maybe I'll come back again and chat. Good times are not easyley forgotten. Solong.
-Tue Oct 31 13:11:00 PST 2000


Christine Helpard (Eisma) ChristineH@compuserve.com
USA
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How about the kids? My dad was on the Gilmore from 76-78. As a teenager a had an absolute blast in LaMaddalena and Palua. I still think about Italy and my old Vista Mare school friends alot! If anyone has any info on getting in touch with any of the kids from that time, drop me a line.
-Fri Oct 27 20:09:28 PDT 2000
David Mixon mixond@hq.5sigcmd.army.mil
USA
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Enjoyed serving with the crew, especially the Engineering Dept. under Lt. Miller 1979-80.
-Thu Oct 26 22:49:26 PDT 2000
Richard Stanton rstanton@inetone.net
Standish, ME. USA
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I was an ET in the transmitter room from Fall '65 to 9/68. I think we went to 'Gitmo' Fall of '65 and Puerto Rico "Springboard" twice. Worked on the crypto machines in the Radio Shack. Lt. Smith was Div. Officer.
-Thu Oct 26 09:51:43 PDT 2000
Rupert F Pellett pellett@alltel.net
Newark, OH. USA
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Wow! Interesting stuff! I was on the "Gilly" from Spring '79 thru Decom. I remember that it didn't rain for like six months when I first got there. A good portion of the crew was high on hash at most times. I remember; Big club, ferries-round robins, Palau, shore patrol, Paninis and Bier-Gran Pieroni, stuffy officer's wives always pissed at us enlisted "kids", the Italian Marines and their fascination with us "wacky yanks", the expensive yachts that arrived in summer, burgers and fries at the club by the pier. Captain Klinedinst(XO) was a wondeful man and officer that often served the crew in the chow hall. Everyone loved him. CapTain Allen-the C.O., was despised by most. Capt. Klinedinst just made O-6 then the terrible accident with the line snapping....It wounded a SN and a BMC also. The BMC was a nasty, depraved man that enjoyed humiliating and screaming at everyone. I keep in contact with a very wacky former Boatswains mate named Jerry henson - he lives in Huntington, W.V. now...I also remember the CNO visit-I drove his luggage! They built a barracks on the pier and named it Klinedinst hall - after the beloved fallen Captain. Nobody thought Gilmore would make it back to Norfolk, she was bad rusted down the keel, it made it in 17 long days though....More later when I remember it....!

Rupert F Pellett-Retired, dammit!
-Tue Oct 24 10:39:35 PDT 2000


Todd A. Fairhurst todd@toddfairhurst.com
Dover, DE. USA
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I am the son of Ernest D. Fairhurst who served on the USS Howard W.Gilmore from December 1961 to January of 1966. He can be contacted at ErnieBev@aol.com

I am currently a Staff Sergeant (E-5) in the USAF.(sorry) I am very proud of my dad and what he did while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Also, I was a member of the USAF Base Honor Guard at Ramstein AB, Germany during the cerimony for the arrival of the bodies of the USS Cole Disaster. It was a very emotional time for me. I don't care what branch of the service we hail from, we are ONE team and it hurts when we lose members of that team!
-Sat Oct 21 08:40:22 PDT 2000


David A. Jones, MMCM(SW), USN Retired dajones@klondyke.net
Richmond, MI. USA
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I served aboard Gilmore from October 1978 until Septmeber 1980 in beautiful LaMadd. I experienced the return transit home from LaMadd to Norfolk for decommissioning, no fun as an engineer! I transferred a week or so prior to decommissioning. I was a MM1 assigned to Engineering Department, M&A Division. I worked in the O2N2 Plant and Fireroom. My oldest son was baptised in the Ship's Chapel in April 1980, perhaps the last baptism held aboard the Ship!?

All in all, a good, but tough tour.
-Tue Oct 17 20:54:43 PDT 2000


Harry T. Stevens htstevens@aol.com
Uniontown, Oh. USA
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I enjoy reading some of the letters on the web site although I did not remember any of the names. I have been in touch with Ray Presbrey from Rhode Island who was on the Gilmore when I was and also went through Torpedo School in Newport with me.

Thanks for all the good memories.
-Tue Oct 17 18:09:45 PDT 2000


Paulette Loveday fleet@hsvutil.org
Huntsville, AL. USA
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My father served on the USS Howard W. Gilmore in the 50's and 60's and has passed away. We would love to here from anyone that new him and would love any picture's of the Gilmore. His name was Earl A Nabors.
-Tue Oct 17 11:13:23 PDT 2000
Michael Bankson bankson@zianet.com
Truth or Consequences, NM. USA
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I served onboard from April '79 until decom in Sept. '80, I lived through the crossing to Norfolk! I remember the XO getting killed.
-Mon Oct 16 19:43:54 PDT 2000
victor d. pratt "vd" GUY44442654@YAHOO.COM
APALACHIN, NY. USA
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I SIGNED IN LAST YEAR-NEW "E" ADDRESS. GILMORE 6-55 TO 1-57. "E" DIV 2ND CLASS EM-KEY WEST. GREATEST TIME OF MY LIFE. HAVANNA, NYC, NEW ORLEANS, EVEN DRY TORTUGAS. GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS. LIKE TO HERE FROM SHIPMATES..
-Mon Oct 16 16:02:29 PDT 2000
William Lee Hayworth MR2 billhx@aol.com
San Bernardino, CA. USA
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I served aboard the Gilmore from 1955 - 1958. I worked in the main machine shop. I would like to hear from any other machine shop hands.

The machine shop furnished people for the special sea detail as lookouts on the flying bridge. I remember coming into Havana Harbor once for three days liberty after an operation in the Virgin Islands. As we were approaching the sea buoy, seven destroyers came steaming up and signaled with light message "we will stand in" and the captain ordered send them back "WE WILL STAND IN". The destroyer sent back message "we have Capt.such and such aboard and "WE WILL STAND IN". Our Capt. said signal them back "Captain McClintock, (I think), is aboard and I am senior to him by three months and WE WILL STAND IN". The destroyer's had to wait for the pokie old Gilmore to waddle in ahead of them!!
-Mon Oct 16 10:02:37 PDT 2000


John Olsson jpolsson@aol.com
Preston, CT. USA
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Weapons Officer 7/77 to 6/79. Enjoyed the tour at La Madd.
-Sat Oct 14 12:39:11 PDT 2000
Oliver J. Duguay
USA
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-Sat Oct 14 07:25:54 PDT 2000
John Hill KyElLobo@aol.com
Burlington,, Ky. USA
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Was aboard the Gilmore from 12-60 to 7-64. An MR in shop 31. I'll never forget her. The latest pictures were sure depressing.
-Sat Oct 14 00:10:49 PDT 2000
Jerry Lemire Ultradog_the@hotmail.com
Minneapolis, MN. USA
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Howdy,

I boarded the "Happy Howie" in Jan of 72 and rode her through the yard periods in Mobile and Pascagoula, then on to the Rock in Sardinia. Stayed on till April of 74. Was an MR in the machine shop. What a fine, fine page you have created here. Talk about nostalgia! I even recognized a couple of names here.

Guess I'll have to do some emailing.
-Thu Oct 12 22:06:36 PDT 2000


Kevin e. Vance kvance9627@aol.com
Anderson, In. USA
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As A past member of the crew of the Gilmore,I like comming here to look at the old girl from time to time. I was part of her crew for A short time in 1975 and I enjoyed my time with her.
-Thu Oct 12 18:13:09 PDT 2000
Oliver J. Duguay Mimi283367@aol.com
Middleton, NH. USA
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-Wed Oct 11 13:50:18 PDT 2000
donald kendrick jr. donald danny 49
hueytown, al. USA
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-Thu Oct 5 16:38:17 PDT 2000
Charles Mertz cdmertz@iname.com
Killingworth, CT. USA
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I served on the Gilmore from April '66 to April '68 in Charleston. I was an MR3 in R2 Division, the Inside Machine Shop. I remember names like Gary Orndorff, Bleckert, Templeton, LC Reed, Larry Marquart, Malone, Thiry, Chief Gray, Lt. Amaro, Mark Klammer, Bob Varing, etc. The memory is fading. I still have the cruise book from Springboard '68. I actually wrote some names in there, who would of thought of this type of communication. I think this is just the greatest thing to be able to read some of the emails and remember those days. Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me. Anyone remember how cold it was the day we left?
-Thu Oct 5 14:35:39 PDT 2000
Paul Skarbowski pasduca@aol.com
Spring Valley, NY. USA
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Served aboard the "Happy Howie" from April '70 to Mar.'71. Started in Charleston and ended up in Key West. Best time "Mardi Gras"1971. Looking to here from any of the guys from R-6 Div. Robbie, Creep, Smitty, Cal., Lisi, and anyone I've missed. Division Officers were Mr. Runyon, & Chief Campbell.
-Thu Oct 5 13:03:57 PDT 2000
Paul Skarbowski pasduca@aol.com
Spring Valley, NY. USA
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Served abourd the "Happy Howie" from April '70 to Mar.'71. Started in Charleston and ended up in Key West. Best time "Mardi Gras"1971. Looking to here from any of the guys from R-6 Div. Robbie, Creep, Smitty, Cal., Lisi, and anyone I've missed. Division Officers were Mr. Runyon, & Chief Campbell.
-Thu Oct 5 12:48:36 PDT 2000
George Stegmeir stegmeir@msn.com
New York, NY. USA
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I served in the "Happy Howard" as an SA in 1955, until drafted under protest for shore duty in Argentia, Newfoundland. It was some of the best duty I had during my first hitch.
-Sat Sep 30 22:18:52 PDT 2000
VICTOR BUSH wb6gli@bellatlantic.net
WILLINGBORO, NJ. USA
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I reported aboard from GREAT LAKES NTC --"A" school for ELECTRICIANS MATE I served aboard from DEC/53 thru 3/57. I was in the 10th DIV-REPAIR. VICTOR BUSH
-Sat Sep 30 13:47:38 PDT 2000
VICTOR BUSH
USA
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I arrived aboard the GILMORE after
-Sat Sep 30 13:33:57 PDT 2000
VICTOR BUSH
USA
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I arrived aboard the GILMORE after
-Sat Sep 30 13:33:42 PDT 2000
VICTOR BUSH
USA
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I arrived aboard the GILMORE after
-Sat Sep 30 13:31:52 PDT 2000
VICTOR BUSH
USA
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I arrived aboard the GILMORE after
-Sat Sep 30 13:31:11 PDT 2000
Eldon Brown eldonb@ebcon.com
Bothell, wa. USA
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Jim Matusicky jmatus@yahoo.com
Detroit, MI. USA
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I served on the Gilmore from late '66 until I was discharged on 6/68. Many, many warm memories re SpringBoard!! Worked in the radio/radio teletype and crypto rooms. Also played on the ship's softball team summer of '67. Would be very happy to reminisce with anyone that was on board during my tour. Is Charlie Schlauch?, Robert (Omar) Boucher, Murphy, out there somewhere? Fondly remember my locker on shore and changing into civies for liberty!!
-Fri Sep 22 12:48:52 PDT 2000
CHARLES HOWE C_HOWE@ALTAVISTA.COM
EUREKA, CA. USA
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MY DAD, CHARLES V. HOWE AND UNCLE, VICTOR WISE WERE ABOARD THE GILMORE IN '44 AND '45 IF ANYONE KNEW THEM PLEASE DROP ME A LINE.
-Thu Sep 21 00:55:58 PDT 2000
raymond bunting sailor78tm1@yahoo.com
salisbury, md. USA
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hi all was on the gilmore 79 to decom
-Sun Sep 17 20:09:59 PDT 2000
John A Hill KyElLobo@aol.com
Burlington, Ky. USA
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I was on the Gilmore from Dec.60 to July 64. MRFN shop 31. looking for Nathan O Gunn. Was living in Charleston when I got ouy.
-Sun Sep 17 17:39:06 PDT 2000
TONY R. SWEANY tmsweany@sprintmail.com
hayes, va. USA
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SERVED ABOARD AS-16 , 1978-1979 IN 'S' DIVISION
-Sun Sep 17 13:53:49 PDT 2000
Malvin E. Dicus Jr mred540@cs.com
Jasper, In. USA
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I was on the Gillmore in 1970-71. SK3, I worked in Main G.
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Jim Conrey TMSN, Ret. jgconrey@hotmail.com
Jackson, mi. USA
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Served in Gilmore 05/62 to 03/65 in Steam Torpedo shop. Also spent a lot of time mess cooking and compartment cleaning. Underway watches were as Helmsman and After Steering watch, two entirely different jobs. Will any of us be the same after Reynolds Avenue? What happened to "Dirty Debbie"?
-Mon Sep 11 12:03:38 PDT 2000
Kimberly Kreitzbender fugitive@erie.net
Cranesville, Pa. USA
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Hi my name is Kim Kreitzbender my dad Robert Kreitzbender was on the Howard Gilmore in Charleston S.C.Back in 1962-63-64-1965 ect. He had a friend on the Gimore by the name of Ron Gray his age today would be apox. mid 50's or so just about the same as my dad. Well !!! I was told after 35 years that my real dad might not be my real dad that this Ron Gray could be. Yes I am in Shock ! I am looking for this Ron Gray looking for pictures anything.My dad Robert wont talk about it nor will he get blood test so my only option is to look for Ron. I have a picture but his back is pretty much the view so I could not see but the side of his face. Please if you could help in any way it would be great!

Thanks Kimberly Kreitzbender
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Dan Howell HT3 ltdan190@yahoo.com
Beaumont, Tx. USA
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Came on board Jan72. Went mess cooking 3 months,and met the animal locker guys. Got me to the shipfitter shop and made me aprt of the animal family. Still have my card. Would like to go to the reunion just let us know. Made the yards and the cruise to La Maddalena. Had a few sea bats come on board while enroute. Can't imagine that. Did have a tape and blue party many times in the 11-A shop. Would love to hear from any ship mates...Dan
-Sun Sep 10 15:38:58 PDT 2000
Robert L Ehr ehrline@mninter.net
Burnsville, MN. USA
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I was assigned to the Gilmore, briefly, before transferring to the Medregal in 1951. My entire four year tour was Key West oriented; SONAR school, Gilmore and the Medregal. I came down a seaman deuce and left as SO1(SS). It was a good time in my life and prepared me for a long career in the computer business with IBM. Its hard to believe that it was fifty years ago. I must have been just a kid.
-Fri Sep 8 15:00:33 PDT 2000
Curt J Eckstrom N/A
Phila, Pa. USA
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I was on the Gilmore 1976 to1977 I was ms-3 I had breakfast watch I loved Lamadalena and Palau I remember another cook named christianson Chief White was head of supply div and we went to france niece I think and spain twice. I remember cigs were 20 cents a pack with ration cards I remember the liberty boats missed them alot I'll always remember the times I had and the guys on the ship like it was yesterday. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this web site
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Curt J Eckstrom N/A
Phila, Pa. USA
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DK3 Ken "Polar Bear" Schon kenbo98@yahoo.com
Philadelphia, PA. USA
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Served aboard the Gilmore from 6/79 until 10/80. I loved my time aboard. I remember how just about everyone in the DK office slept in the DK office and not in the berthing department. I don't how that got started, all I know is that it was in place when I arrived. But it was so cool! IOh yes, we also showered in the decon head (we in Disbursing always thought we were a cut above - go figure?)

The Disbursing officers I served under were Mr. Hamann and Mr. Bozzuto. Some other characters were DK1 Belangue, DKC Puppel (the pup), DKSN John (the kook) Coccurello, DK2 Dennis Orcutt, DK2 Mike Miracle, DK2 Barrett Meehan, DK2 Greg Augustine, and DK2 Sutherland. (Hope I didn't miss anyone.)

And yes it's true, the first thing everyone wanted when they got back to the states was a Big Mac. Yours truly included!

I remember the Capt. Kliendienst accident and am still saddened to this day. He was a fine officer and person.

Some other things I remember are (in no particular order): Mr. Purcell, Mr. Coon, Mr. Allen, Alfredi from Personel, Ens. Jensen (who liked punk music) and his LOVELY wife, the Circle Lounge, the ship's store where a bought great tape decks and cassettes from, (remember how the cassettes were under plexiglass?), the first class mess where I served my 90 days - man those guys were cool, we got to watch a different 16mm movie everyday while eating!

Well that's enough for now. Feel free to contact me if you dare.

Regards,

ex-DK2 Ken Schon
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John Ed Hooten QMC (Ret) Hootsob@AOL.Com
Athens, GA. USA
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Thanks for the work you do on your site. This is great.
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Cheryl McCarthy (Warren) Myfuzzbear@usadatanet.net
South Glens Falls, Ny. USA
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Looking for long lost friends from 1977 til 1980. I have found a couple but there are still many I would love to find. Drop me a line and we can talk about the good old days.
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Elmer G. Hunt
USA
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Elmere G. Hunt ltscusn@bellsouth.net
Summerville, SC. USA
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Norm Hultz referred me to the web page through GISearch
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Robert W. Wildblood drbob8@erols.com
Kokomo, IN. USA
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I served on the Gilmore from Nov. '63 to Jan. '64 as a Hospital Corpsman. I am interested in finding anyone who was on the Gilmore at that time to find out what has happened over the years.
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Tom Atkinson tom_atkinson@oxy.com
USA
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Does anyone know what happened to Raymond (Pop) Carr, CS-1 ? He was my favorite lifer on the Gilmore back between 1969 - 1971. "Pop" kept this young pup out of trouble on several occasions and I've never forgotten him. God be with you "Pop", where ever you are...
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JERRY T. JARMON JTJARMON@HOTMAIL.COM
AUSTIN, TX. USA
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MAN O' MAN ,AM I HAPPY TO FIND A GILMORE PAGE- I WAS SURFING THE INTERNET LAST NIGHT AND SIGNED INTO "THE GOAT LOCKER" HUNTING FOR INFO ABOUT TMC ROY HUGHES AND TM1 ROBERT "MAD DOG" MADDOX, AND A SHIPMATE PUT ME ON TO THIS WEBSITE. I WAS ABOARD THE "HAPPY HOWIE" FROM JAN 69 THRU SEPT 70 AND WORKED DOWN IN WR-2, THE MK 37 TORPEDO SHOP. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THE WR GANG OR ANYBODY ELSE FROM THE GILLIE!!

AS I REMEMBER, THE CO WAS CAPT. VAN LUNEN, THE XO WAS CDR VOEGELEIN, THE DEPT HEAD WAS CDR HITCHCOCK, ENS WARR WAS IN CHARGE OF WR-2 WITH CHIEF HUGHES AND MAD DOG.

ANYWAY, FINDING THIS SITE DREDGES UP ALOT OF GOOD MEMORIES- LIKE OPERATION SPRING BOARD IN SAN JUAN AND THE SHIPS PARTY IN GITMO- AND THE "R AND R" CRUISE TO BALTIMORE- GUN SHOTS AT THE SHIP, THE RIOT ON THE PIER, AND THE RUNS IN TO DC WITH RAMIREZ, LEE PEDRO, HOMER FARRELL, RICK MEREDITH AND ALL.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND LET ME HEAR FROM ANY OF Y'ALL THAT REMEMBER!

JARMON SENDS!
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Tom Atkinson tom_atkinson@oxy.com
USA
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I served on the "Happy Howie" From ~ 7/69 - 7/71. CS-3 rate
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Kenneth R. Birlin kennethbirlin@home.con
Midlothian, Va. USA
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sandra swift
park ridge, il. USA
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daughter of john lindstrom, who served in world war ii. If you knew him would like to hear from you.
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Waldo J. Brunner waldoj@home.com
Lemon Grove, CA. USA
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Checking for all of the ships I had been on. Was an RMSN with Subron Four Staff in late '56 to mid '57
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Mark E. Murphy www.murf325@yahoo.com
louisville, oh. USA
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My grandfather William A. Murphy was on the H.W. Gilmore when it was a new ship.He told me it was first named the neptune.I want to thank you for this wonderful site. Now I can show my sons the pictures and history of their great grandfathers ship.....Thank you Mark E. Murphy
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Sam Guthrie MACM[AC] USN RET. MACMSPG@ispchannel.com
Navarre, FL. USA
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CMAA on board for a few months in '75. Was CPOIC, LaMaddalena Area Shore Patrol until 4-77. One of the most enjoyable tours in my 30 yrs. Worked with some of the most dedicated and wonderful troops in that unit with me that made me what I was when I retired. A very gratified and thankful Master Chief that will remember them all. Great Website here, be sure to vivit the Goat locker for further enjoyment.
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jack roche rsubman@cs.com
scranton, pa. USA
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I was aboard gilmore in 1945 as submarine relief crew subic bay philippines end of war sailed thru panama canal to ny city then to key west where I was discharged
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Bob Munjas {Moon} moon4023@aol.com
Shadyside, Oh. USA
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I was aboard from '51 to '55 as a D.C.2 in Repair 2, 6th Div. Shipmates were, Dirty Diercks,D.C.2,& Max Miner,D.C.1. Still looking for Dick Barnes from Printshop. If you havn't attended a Gilmore reunion, you're missing a great time. Join us in St. Louis in '01.
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FRANK BEISSEL THEDRIFTER2@AOL.COM
LAKEVILLE, MM. USA
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LOOKING FOR A REUINION

I WAS ON THE GILLMORE FROM 1956 TO 1958 AND HAD A GOOD TIME ON THAT SHIP AND IN KEY WEST.
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Peter J. "andy" Andrusko andrusko59@aol.com
Hartford, Ct.. USA
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I served on the "rock" 78-79 tech library r-7 & rewind Shop
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Paul Davies LI-2 generalpd@aol.com
Niles, MI. USA
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sorry to the old girl in such bad shape. None of us are getting any younger though.
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Dave Moore decreek@hotmail.com
Athens, TN. USA
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HI! great !!
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John D. Nichols costcnscious@earthlink.net
Springfield, MO. USA
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Friday April 7, 2000

Dear Mr. Brown,

My name is John Nichols. My Dad, James Floyd Nichols served aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore.

While my dad was serving on board the USS Howard Gilmore he was killed in a motorcycle accident somewhere in Key West around June of 1955 where the USS Howard Gilmore was docked at the time.

I was 11 months old in 1955 when it happened so I really do not have any actual memories of my dad. I only have some pictures and what I have been told.

I can't say how much I really appreciated seeing the pictures of the USS Howard Gilmore and knowing that I was looking at the decks my father lived and walked on. I also enjoyed reading the stories and getting a feeling of what kind of things might have went on back then.

If possible I would really like to know more about my dad and talk to anyone that might have known him. Of the few pictures I have of my dad one picture shows him playing a guitar with another shipmate of his. The shipmate in the picture was Bill Bailey. Bill Bailey had visited our house in Arlington, MA after my dad died when I was a little kid. I don't know if you have any information on Bill Bailey or if I am even spelling his last name correctly.

Here is some background on my Dad to hopefully jog a few memories.

My Dad first met my Mom in Boston on the Boston Commons when he was docked in Boston. I believe he use to like to go to a place named the Hillbilly Lounge in Boston and would not think twice about joining in with the band.

My Dad was born in East Prairie Missouri and I believe he enlisted in Pennsylvania. My mother's name was Ann and I have a brother Jimmy and a sister Annie and we lived about 6 miles northwest of Boston in Arlington MA. when my dad died.

I also have an old commissary/PX card that has some additional Navel information on my dad's classification that I could find if anyone could point me in the direction of any Navy department that may have any old records on my dad.

Again, thank you for the pictures of the USS Howard Gilmore.

John Nichols
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Dennis Hogan seadogh@netscape.net
Weymouth, MA. USA
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I was a YN3 on the Gilmore from 1972-1973. Before and during Yard period. I was on her when we went to our new home port LaMadelina.
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william p. homolya bhomolya@yahoo.com
ossining, ny. USA
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i was a crew member of howard w. gilmore as-16 from dec 78-early 1980. assinged to the port services division. as-16 was my parent command. this was in lamad italy. i made one cruise on the ship to Palma de majorca, spain when i had to do 90 days of mess cooking duty. that was in 1979. I used to eat on the ship and use as-16 for everything else it had to offer too.
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Jack N Thompson jackt@ev1.net
Houston, Tx. USA
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Enjoyed. Great reminder of 1957-59. I trans. to the USS Petrel. I was an Electrician EMP2 ships company. Great Material....
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Frederick V. Hartman fvhartm130@juno.com
baltimore, md. USA
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Was on Gilmore from 1959-1963. R4 Div./Electronics shop and Cal. Lab. Stationed at Charleston, South Carolina. Some others in our shop during those years. Jim Sink, Bob Beals, John Weekly, John Roberts, Lewis Linder, Robert Kimmons, Robert Stanton, John urbanski
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Gilbert M Bohannon Jr gmbjr@ix.netcom.com
Hyattsville, MD. USA
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I was aboard the GILMORE last week (March 22, 2000) during a parts removal trip to support USS Torsk, which is a memorial submarine in Baltimore that I volunteer aboard. I have a few photographs taken aboard GILMORE, as well as some external shots.

I was very surprised (after going almost completely through ORION, which is moored next to GILMORE) to find a large part of GILMORE has been ripped out aft of the after engine room. I was headed aft past the AUX DIESEL that is located over the After Engine Room, and passed through a door, to find that she is empty from keel to upper deck! The decks were burned and cut out, except for a 15-20 foot area on each side. It was definately a weird feeling to see that much open space! One of our party worked his way aft and found that another section is also missing, though not as deep of an area.

I can forward pix if anyone is interested!
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Don Fanelli dnfanelli@aol.com
Tappan, NY. USA
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Arrived in Key West aboard a Grey Hound bus in the spring of 1957. A wide eyed curly headed kid,from the Bronx NY,at the ripe old age of 19 and a brand new Mineman 3rd class Petty Officer, only to find that the Howard W. Gilmore was in Norfolk VA. After a good nights sleep in a tempoary bunk they loaded me & my Sea Bag on a plane out of Boca Chica N.A.S and took me to Norfolk where I boared the H.W.Gilmore. I served on board, in the SR Div. A.U.W. shop, until my discharge in Dec. 1958, just before she left for S.C.

I don't remember many names from those days but I do remember the Torpedoman Chief Petty Officer Smith. A slow talking,low talking, gentil man,from South Carolina,that this New Yorker had trouble understanding. I'm happy to say that we did not call our ship by any of the nick-names that I have read in the guestbook, but those were differant times. It must be a generational thing. I had the worst day of my life (up to then) in the spring of 1980 when I was on a trip on a pleasure craft going down the inter-coastal waterway when I spotted the Howard W. tied along side the U.S.S Bushnell in a Norfolk shipyard being dismantaled. I know that you all, the ex-crew, know how I felt.

I would love to hear from anyone that remembers me or served aboard at the same time.
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dennis raab raab302@rconnect.com
charles city, IA. USA
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I found this with good luck. I would like to admit that I was a member of the crew in the late 60s early 70s. In the r4 division. I woul;d greatly appreciate it if you would get back in touch with me. Thank you.

It was good to see the name Eldon Brown again.

Sincerely,
Dennis Raab
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Brant R. Burkhart brant10@hotmail.com
Granbury, TX. USA
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Was aboard USS Gilmore from early 75 to Fall of 78, La Maddalenia. Assigned to IC/gyro and Rubber and Plastics/lead Petty Officer/Div.R-3
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Earl Gilbert Goodman
wimberley, tx.. USA
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Enjoying the Gilmore home page. On the ship 57 to60.In Good old Key West. And Charleston.
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Mel Neef melneef@intrepid.net
Harpers Ferry, WV. USA
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I was attached to the Gilmore from Jan 1970 to Aug 1972. As soon as I came aboard I was assigned as the engineer on the torpedo retriever Dolphin. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Mel
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dennis davis whoday101@aol.com
ooltewah, tn. USA
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charlie self popself@aol.com
roxboro, nc. USA
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Philip Pintabona 111 Gracep@bicnet.net
Harvard, Ma. USA
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Served on the Gilmore from Jan. 1951 to Dec. 1954.I was in the forward engine room for the four years. My rating was 3rd class engineman.It was a good ship and won some E awards. As I get older I think of her quite a bit.Good health and good luck to all of you.

PHIL
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Jimmy W. Houston houston@austintx.com
Austin, TX. USA
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Stationd aboard Gilmore '75 and '76 in the Optical/Periscope shop in R-2 division. Have fond memories of the times spent in La Maddalena, have dreams of retiring there. Would be there now if employment opportunities were available.
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sponheimer, lewis lspon@aol.com
San Diego, CA. USA
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serve onboard from 1969 to 1971 both in south carliona and key west
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Troy Andersen troy@svvi.net
Longmont, Co. USA
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I mispelled Ron's name, it is Wodehouse. I guess I got too close to the "sparks" too many times, never could spell any thing right after the Gilmore.
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Troy Andersen troy@svvi.net
Longmont, Co. USA
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I have a new email address troy@svvi.net.

Any one that has been trying please try this new address.

I was an EM on the Gilmore from 1956 to 1959.

I went to the reunion with Ron Whodehouse that was on there the same time. He was an IC type.
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Tom Marshall t_marshal@hotmail.com
Frederick, MD. USA
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This is an excellent site. I was stationed on the Gilmore as an enlisted man in the ADP shop from 1973-1978. I count some of my most precious moments in life spent with the guys from S6.

This site is really a great thing. I can't thank you enough for it. Thanks alot and keep up the good work.

Tom
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Tom Marshall t_marshal@hotmail.com
Frederick, MD. USA
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Former crewmember 1973-1978
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Henry Clyde Johnson hcjohnson@advi.net
Dobson, NC. USA
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I served on the Gilmore in the "F" Divison as a FT from November 1952 to May 1954. We stayed in port at Key West almost all the time. We did spend time briefly at Boston and then a shakedown cruise to Haiti, San Juan, P.R., Gitmo, and the Virgin Islands. I have many pleasant memories of the Gilmore, my shipmates, and Key West.
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Charles L. R. Capito ccapito@bellatlantic.net
Springfield, VA. USA
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UPDATE - Served in the GILMORE from MAY79-SEP80. Worked in the Admin with YNC Groombridge, YN1 Mattley and the other great admin folks. I have made several attempts to locate YNC Steve Hughes, who married Sue Hickerson. If anyone has any info on them, please let me know.

Charles L. R. Capito
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Charles L. R. Capito ccapito@bellatlantic.net
Springfield, VA. USA
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I was stationed on the USS Gilmore from May 79-Sep 80 when it was decommissioned. I have always wondered about shipmates and friends I made during that time. I'm certainly glad I found this web page.

Charles L. R. Capito
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Bruce R. Cobb bcobb@exmailuscga.edu
Newlondon , ct. USA
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Welldone web side it brings back the pride i had on serving her
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Russell Merritt belfastben@alltel.net
Newark, OH. USA
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Served in Fwd engine room AS-16 from 1975 - end of 1976. Found a repair company crewman who served same time who lives near here. I was reminiscing and decided to see if there was anything on the Gilmore on the net.
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James G. Crenshaw, Jr. CRENJGJR@AOL.COM
Granville, OH. USA
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Was trying to find out if the AS-16 folks were planning on a reunion any time in the near future. I served in Gilmore at La Maddalena SEP 1979 - through DECOM in Norva. I went back to La Mad and sereved in Orion for about a year.

Howdy every one,

Jim (JC) Crenshaw, RMCS USN RET.
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James G. Crenshaw, Jr. CRENJGJR@AOL.COM
Gr, USA
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T.E. (Gene) Nabors, HTCM (ret.) ten.optlign@home.com
Charleston, SC. USA
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Reported aboard from ME "A" school 12/58 and was assigned to R-1 division Shipfitter shop.After about 2 years I transferred to the Sheetmetal shop where I remained until I was discharged 5/62.

Great site,
Thanks
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Jerry Hayne hay4me@aol.com
Carlisle, IN. USA
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already in guestbook just adding new e-mail address
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Lee Rampolla ystap@aol.com
Las Vegas, NV. USA
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Aboard HWG in 1954 til 1958. Served in Ships Services for the 4 years on board. A close friend was Danny Bartoli, barber, from Wilmington, DE. Also Tommy Fritz from Philadelphia, who sadly was killed in an automobile accident while on leave. Friends with Charles Solomon, Charles Collins. CPO Diaz was the duty chief. Great years aboard the HWG! E-mail will be anxiously awaited and quickly reponded to.
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Bob Hollinger RHollin277@aol.com
Waretown, NJ. USA
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Reported aboard the Gilmore in "59" and was assigned to the DC gang. Sailed to Gitmo, Ft. Lauderdale, San Juan, Norfolk, etc, but mostly sat in Charleston tied to the pier. Great memories, "Diesel Boats forever".
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L. Ralph Banta Jr. MRCS, USN, Ret. rtusnret@gate.net
New Port Richey, Fl.. USA
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Served aboard from Oct 79. Was part of Repair Dept. Decom. crew. Still have contact with MMCM/SS Versialles whom lives in South Carolina.Wish someone new how I could find BMC Jim Mcvey!!
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L. Ralph Banta Jr., rtusnret@gate.net
New Port Richey, Fl.. USA
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Kenneth Reilly reills_2@yahoo.com
Austin, Tx. USA
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Drove liberty boats during early seventies. Went to Italy, France,Haiti (yuck)If you went ashore, you probably knew me. Was a Boatsman
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Jerry Hayne hay4me@aol.com
carlisle, in. USA
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Lauren Jensen Laurencj@Hotmail.com
Snohomish, WA. USA
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On board in 1976 and early 1977. Assigned to "Fighting S-6". Had too much fun to list it all. Remember fighting the commissary fire and a brush fire on Italian soil. Would like to here from old friends, Hill, Lickovitz, Bushman, Freeman,Palomino.
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Fred Wayne Ratterree fwratman@hotmail.com
Jacksonville, Fl. USA
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Was on the Happy Howie from 73-75. Remember the boiler explosion? Still have pictures and items from Ships store.
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Mike Ellis mikeswood@yahoo.com
rindge, nh. USA
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Hi I served on the gilmore in Italy 1973-4 as an en3 fitst in the injector shop and then 38 shop . Great site lots of memories Thanks
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Ralph Turnbull rturnbul@edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu
Weidman, MI. USA
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I was on the deck force initially and was a striker dental technician at end of 1950 through April 1951. From there I went to dental tech school at Great Lakes and was stationed in Washington D.C. for the remainder of my four years at the Naval Gun Factory dental clinic.

Discharged July 1954.
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Tim Wolff MR-2 fflow@aol.com
Parma, OH. USA
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Was a crew member in the mid 70's. Taking a trip down memory lane Thank You !!
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David Evans dnrevans@madbbs.com
Jamestown, NY. USA
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I would like to hear from anyone who worked in the machine shop during 74-75. I was an MRFN. Thanks.
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Daniel L.Pyles Former SF-2 Loyeboy@Plantersnet. com
Guyton , GA.. USA
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Served on Gilmore 1963 to 1966 In Shipfitter Shop, Had to change my E-Mail server
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Kenneth K. Kauffman kenmir@mediaone.net
Mendota Heights,, MN. USA
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This is an e-mail address change as well as a year 2000 "check in". I served on the HWG in Key West, FL. in 1954-55 as a Pipe Fitter third and second class in the Eighth Division, submarine repair. I also served on the USS Hornet CVA-12, and USS Truckee AO-147. Was discharged as a FP1 in September 1956. The HWG was a grand ship and a pleasure to serve upon. "Diesel Boats Forever!"
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John Roth Sb2S3@aol.com
Everett, WA. USA
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I served on The Rock from 76-78 I worked in the Optical shop.
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sciarretta william
USA
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Rick Bunn zookeper99870@cs.com
Bedford, VA. USA
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I served aboard the Gilmore from November 1967 until December '68. I was a Tormedoman assigned to the steam shop working on the MK 14. Any shipmates from then get in touch with me. It's been a long time since we sailed together.
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Hugh Doctorman doctorman@home.com
Phoenix, AZ. USA
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Interesting site. I actually saw the names of a few people that I know-- or knew. So now I guess I need to blast out some emails. Actually, I like this site a lot. I was on the Gilmore from the time of the fire in '77 until the middle of '78. I spent most of my time lifting weights and working in the foundry-- and I spent some time as a lackey in P&E... doing stupid things like climbing ladders with nitrogen bottles balanced upright on one shoulder. Or so I remember. Give me a few more years and they'll be full 55 gallon drums of whatever.
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John P Schreiner SCH410@webtv.net
Pensacola, FL. USA
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Greg Emerson gdedm1usn@hotmail.com
Renton, WA. USA
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Greetings Gilmore Shipmates!

I served aboard the Howard W. Gilmore from January 1979 until Decommissioning. I reported to the ship as a Dental Technician and left an Illustrator Draftsman. I was aboard the ship when we journeyed to Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, at the end January 1979 (one of the first U.S. Navy ships to visit there since the end of WWII). The day the Gilmore was decommssioned it would have run circles around the rust bucket that replaced us in LaMadd (the USS Orion), and to this day I do not understand the Navy's reasoning in decomming that fine ship when it did.

May God Richly Bless You All in 2000!
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Bob Miller robmil@aol.com
North Haven, Ct. USA
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I served onboard the Gilmore from Oct77 thru March79. I was the lead journalist for Big "G" TV. I worked with ET1 Gary Wilson, IC1 Bill Dunlop, JO3 "Monk" Messer, ICFN Tim Brown and JOSN Wayne Blount. I look back at my time spent on "The Rock" with very fond memories.
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Jack (John) Daniels jdanie@sandia.gov
Albuquerque, nm. USA
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Served on Howey 61-63(Gitmo),em3 in the Rubber shop, sad to see her in such bad shape
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Daniel L. Pyles SR. Former SF-2 Loyeboy@ Prodigy.net
Guyton , GA.. USA
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Joined the Assc.in 1999 could not attend in mobile due to illness, Wishing everyone a very good new year Was on gilmore 1963 to May 1966
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HECTOR H HERNANDEZ FLAGSTO@AOL.COM
EDINBURG, TX. USA
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I ARRIVED TO THE BOAT ON ABOUT OCT 74 HOMEPORTED ON THE ROCK ASSIGNED TO THE LIBERTY BOAT DIVISION AS FN3 HOPING TO LOCATE MICHAEL BANKS OR SOME SHIPMATES THAT WERE PRESENT
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BMC James Sutera bmcjims@aol.com
Rochester, NY. USA
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I was ships company September 1978-December 1979 home port La Madalena. I was assigned to the Commadors Barge, old stone face Hughs was SOPA, Capt. Allen was the CO.
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BMC James Sutera bmcjims@aol.com
Rochester, NY. USA
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I was ships company September 1978-December 1979 home port La Madallena.
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AL HORNBECK alhorn8145@aol.com
Champaign, IL. USA
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I was onboard the Gilmore from 71 - 73 during the shipyard period before the change of homeports from Key West to La Madalena. I have many great memories and keep in touch with one friend from the time in Key West thru Pascagoula shipyard.
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Glenn K. Pryor Gkpcwo4@cs.com
Brick, NJ. USA
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Served as Personnel Officer/ESO/Senior Shore Patrol Officer from 1979 to Decom. Worked for the greatest Executive Officer ever - Captain Paul R. Kleindinst who was sadly killed onboard Gilmore as a result of a line handling accident. Also served with the best Master Chief Petty Officer in Navy - my buddy and partner in crime, PNCM Pat Pursel (Retired). My fondest memories of the Navy were while serving on the "Happy Howie"! I visited La Maddalena, Sardinia recently - you would not recognize the island!

Glenn Pryor CWO4,USN (Retired)
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Robert B. Heidger bobhgolf@aol.com
Summerfield, FL. USA
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I served on the Gilmore from appr. November of 1953 (boarding in Boston) and was discharged from Key West in August of 1954. I left the ship as a YNT 3rd class. My duties aboart ship were primarily transfer Yeoman. (I made out transfer papers for anyone leaving the ship for other duties.
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Clyde Yencer, PA-C clydepac@tucker-usa.com
Hersey, MI. USA
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I was a HM on the Gilmore from 1979 to Decomm.Remember the chemical ship fire near Olbia when we went down on a R & A detail with YTB 805. Does anyone have the name of our XO who died during the prep to get underway to Melano, he was a great man and a officer you would follow into hell.
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Gerald Bernard gfbrab@earthlink.net
highland, mi. USA
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I served aboard the U.S.S. Howard W. Gilmore from 1955-1956-- I was a pattern maker 3rd. class---Our Chief's name was Hewitt and he carved the wood patterns that were used to make the castings for the plaque of our ship-- and also for many of our subs in our squadron--SUBRON 4 and 12--- he was a great guy and a great man.

I served with many great guys---Olson, Heinsohn, Koester, Jackson, Cusie, Mc Allister, Garafola, Sharron and many others.

Thank you --- Eldon Brown --- for providing this web-site so that we may contact our ship-mates.

God Bless and ---- GO NAVY ---- Jerry Bernard
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Perry Walsh Hball57@cs.com
Irving, TX. USA
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I was aboard the Gilmore from 1977 to 1978 in the Weapons Division.
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Eldon R. Brown (was ET1) eldonb@ebcon.com
Bothell, WA. USA
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This is a test of the new Year 2000 Guest Book!
I was aboard the USS H. W. Gilmore (AS-16) from Oct 1967 to Apr 1972 in the R-4 Electronic Calibration Lab

I put this web site together as a way of meeting other friends and family of the Gilmore.
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