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The Commander before Commander Raleigh was Commander Moore.
I have contact with 2 Ashtabula men in late 40’s and early 50’s. There are not many of them left.
Susan, go to pictures of 1953 and check the basketball team. Lt Commander is the officer in uniform. I am number 14 on the left.
If you go to photos and go to pictures in 1952 you will see a series of photos taken in Oct 1952.
Lt Commander Raliegh was directly behind the board about the photo being taken. I know Lt Commander Raleigh was the Executive officer all the time I was aboard. You can go to rooster and looked at crewmembers who served from 1950 till 1954 and email them for more info. I am sure Darrell Hooten was aboard then and his email is available for you to send a message. If I can be of more help to you let me know.
I served aboard the ship from Aug 1952 until jan 1956. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try and get you info.
Don’t use profanity on my website. I will take it off.
The dates of the reunion in 2015 are June 10-14. More info about hotel etc in December
Ed, I want you to work with Schuyler and be able to manage the site also. I feel you are the future of this site
Thank you Ron and Bonnie. My first wife died in 1995 after years of illness. Patty and I had been married 8 years and this was so sudden. We lived 40 years in those 8 years. Will be hard without her.
I am going through a rough time now. My wife died Jan 11th of cancer. We were in NC mountains in late Oct and she was fine and her back started hurting after we got home. They said she had cancer all over her body and 2 1/2 months later she was gone. We had a wonderful and storybook marriage. We went on 15 cruises and to Europe and Hawaii and many other places.
The spot in my heart will never be filled like that again.
I hosted the 2003 reunion in Atlanta. We had lots of decom crew.
Classy bunch of guys
I want you Bula guys to contact your buddies and lets get the to Branson in June 2012. Bring your kids and grandkids. They have a water park that is out of this world. OK Stan Evans and Frank Bull get your buddies to support the reunion. Stan, I know how you worked to get your budies to Atlanta in 2003.
Remember if anyone gets to Ashtabula please go by the museum. The wives and kids of the sailors have not seen the bell.
Call the museum to be sure it is open.
It has the main section on shipping on the Great Lakes.
Someone donated miniture tools of all kinds.
There are a lot of people that made his happen. I just got the idea. Gregg is the real reason that we are getting the bell in Ashtabula. Bob Frisbie has been relentless ( that is good) about getting the bell to Ashtabula.
I had hoped that it could get to a reunion so the wives and children of crew members.
I got my piece of the ship and donated it to the Museum. I think it belongs there. The Navy did a good job cooperating on this matter.
Go to crew member search and put youryear in and it will show lots of guys that served with you.
I was on the Captain’s Gig before I went to storekeeping.
Does anyone know who is hosting the reunion in 2011