Yahoo chat rooms cleveland tn
I would love to communicate with those crew members who may remember me or was aboard Her during this time.
I do not know what but maybe as past crew members we can do something.Dog, Andrews, Novotny, Mahosky, Jones and all the others?I just want to say that this time period was very rewarding to me as it gave me the opportunity to serve my Country and to work with the very dedicated crew of The Jersey.Remember, the boxing tournament, on the fantail while we were looking at Russia? We will NEVER forget his smile as he was welcomed aboard. I am sending out my phone number to any A division or crew boatsmate who remembers me falling into harbor in Korea. When assigned boat engineer I fell in the bay and had it not been for the quick reactions of the boatsmate boat officer who rescued me I would not be here today. Served on the USS Compton DD-705 Flag Ship for COMDESRON 12 with my brother and (3) three other sets of brothers after the death of the Sullivan brothers.I love the Navy and the people I met there, it made me the man I am today, God Bless you all, Aye Aye, Sir! If it wasn't for the boat crew I wouldn't be here today. Onboard 1951 - 1955 as a TM-3, GQ Station was Torpedo Mount Deck 1.One of the highlights of me being on board was the West-Pac and crossing the equator. I want to say this to anyone that knew him, please come forward about him ok, thank you... I attended pre-commissioning training in San Diego from Jan - March '68 and returned to Philly for the April '68 re-commissioning ceremony.
Great time met great shipmates of whom I still talk to and hear from today. From there it was on to Long Beach via the Panama Canal. Manning the phones was great because you could hear all of the chatter about what we were destroying.
Some of the great times aboard were the Bob Hope Christmas show, visiting Hawaii, Japan and Singapore.
Served onboard the USS New Jersey in OI Division from 18 July 1984 through 18 December 1986.
Enjoyed the historical significance of the battleship. Served under Chief Deskins and later Chief Bench (Puss), when Deskins became our Senior Chief. Traveled all around the world and great memories of Hawaii, the Philippines, Singapore, Thiland, Shellback Day and Panama.
I made the ribbon board that is on the wall at the museum for the 2002 reunion at the ship. Suffered the loss of Chief Gorchinski in Beirut Lebanon. Didn't get off the ship in Egypt due to getting called back for gunfire support for the Marines in Lebanon.
That was one of the most exciting times of my life.