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Daniel ("Grizz") Adams

Fairless Hills, PA

On board 12/1987 - 7/1991, was assigned to "A-Gang". Left the ship/Navy as EN2(SW) in July of 1991

E-mail: danlisa235@gmail.com
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Ken Adams

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972 - 6/1975, left ship/Navy as EN2

E-mail: Kadams@litenet.net
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Gary and Renee Anderson

On board 1984 - 1986 as an EN1. His wife Renee was president of the Barnstable County wives club. Gary unexpectedly passed away in 1999 as the result of a heart attack.

E-mail: rland@netdirect.net
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Gregory S. Appel - OSC (Ret,)

Colorado Springs, CO

On board 8/1983(OS1) - 8/1988(OSC). Was division LPO and made OSC in August of 87. Military career after leaving the Barnstable Co.: Retired from Navy in August of 96. Currently, head golf pro at Appletree GC in Colorado Springs, Co.

E-mail: appletreegc@appletree.com
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Jerry Barnes

Lincoln, NE

On board 6/1976 - 1979 as BMSN. Assigned to Deck Div. Currently, owns his own painting contracting business in the Lincoln area.

E-mail: barnes542001@yahoo.com
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Henry Baskerville ETC (Ret)

Sacramento, CA

On board 4/1986 - 4/1988 as ETC. Left the ship and the Navy in 1988. Currently, senior mgr for SBC Wes and teaching part time with the Sage Group

E-mail: hound420@sbcglobal.net
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1973: Ens - Vieques Is.
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LCDR Craig Baugh (USNR - Ret)

Berlin, Germany

On board 9/1972 (Ens) - 7/1976 (Lt(jg)). Was the Ship's Naval or Otherwise Photographic Imaging & Evaluation(SNOOPIE)Team Leader and Collateral Duty Intel Officer (CDIO). Also was Asst. Navigator and CIC officer during Suez Op.

Military career after leaving the Barn:

  • 1976 - 1977: Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center, Lowry AFB, CO
  • 1977 - 1978: Photographic Interpretation Officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  • July 1978: Left active service and joined USNR
  • 1978 - 1991: Various USNR Centers
  • 1991 - Retired from USNR with the rank of LCDR
Currently, a Sr. Intelligence Officer, Defense Collection Group, Defence Intelligence Agcy (DIA).

E-mail: denniscraigbaugh@gmail.com
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2003: Sr. Intell. Officer
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1978 Med Cruise
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Paul Baumgardner

Cleveburg, OH

On board 1975 - 1978 as SM3

E-mail: ewbaumgardner@bsimotors.com
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Kevin Bedford

Central Falls, RI

On board 1983 (ENFN) - 9/1985 (EN2). Assigned to A-Gang. Currently, a member of the Parks & Recreation Dept. of Lincoln, RI.

E-mail: kevbed1962@aim.com
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James Beer

On board 1983 - 1987 as ET2. Assigned to OE Div.

E-mail: cervesaman@yahoo.com
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Michael Blanchard

On board 1990 - 1993 as EN3. Assigned to "M" Div.

E-mail: mike01010@charter.net
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1974-RTC Great Lakes
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Mike Borchers

Cincinnati, OH

On board 1974(SR) - 1975(SA).

E-mail: MKBorchers627@msn.com
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2001-Cincinnati
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1987-LT
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David C. Bradshaw - Master, Military Sealift Command

Shoreline, WA

On board 4/1985(Ens) - 12/1987(LT). First fleet assignment out of SWOS as ship's CICO. Left ship as 2nd Div Officer. Military/maritime career after leaving LST-1197: E-mail: mscmate@gmail.com
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2006-Master USNS Pecos: Unrep with CG-70
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Pete Brennan CWO5 (Ret.)

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 7/1991 - 6/1994 as CWO2 of 1st Div. Military career after leaving LST-1197: Pete will be retiring from the Navy on July 1, 2007, after 32 years of honorable service.

E-mail: Vhoyb@aol.com
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1974-On Messdeck, Thanksgiving Day
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David Brezler

Richmond, ME

On board 5/74 - 7/78 - Deck Department

E-mail: Debrez@mainenewstand.com
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1972: FA
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Peter Burinskas - OSSN

2981 Lexington Circle Carlsbad,CA 92008

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972 (FA) - 12/1972 (OSSN). Originally came aboard as a FA but was selected by Ops to strike for Radarman (RD) which soonafter became Operation Specialist (OS) rating. Left the Barn to Attended OS "A-School" in Dec 72. After leaving A-School, was assigned to the following duty stations: Currently, a computer systems consultant

E-mail: PBurinskas@hotmail.com
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2002: Computer Consultant
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Russell Burton

Pulaski, VA

On board 1987 - 1992 as ET2

E-mail: rdb67@psknet.com
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William Butterfield, HMC(SW) USN(Ret.)

Prescott, AZ

On board 4/1991 (HM1) - 3/1944 (HMC).

E-mail: Lyrie@cableone.net
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Michael Canning

Glen Allen, VA

On board 1/1989 (Ens) - 5/1992 (LT). First as A/E Officer then as Deck DIVO. Military career after leaving the Barn:
  • 6/1992 - 5/1993: Stationed on the USS Kidd (DDG-993) as Asst Combat Systems Officer
  • 5/1993 - Retired from US Navy
E-mail: mcanning3@comcast.com
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Barry Carrington

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 7/1976 - 2/1979 as OS3.

E-mail: yrrab17@hotmail.com
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1975-OSSN: Keep on Truckin
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Ray Carson

5004 Gateway Terrace
Helethorpe, Maryland 21227
Hm: (410) 536-0706 Wk: (410) 799-8574

On board 1/1975 - 4/1978 - Left ship/Navy as OS2

E-mail: Carsonian2@aol.com
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2001-Grandpa Ray(a.k.a Raybo Blowfish)
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Michael Casassa

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 10/1974 (ENFA) - 7/1978 (EN3). Currently a Health Physicist at the Norfolk Navy Ship Yard

E-mail: CasassaMS@nnsy.navy.mil
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Jack ("Jackie") Chandler BMC(SW) Ret.

Denver, CO

On board 1986 (BM3) - 1989 (BM2): Earned his ESWS while on board.

E-mail: sparky4659@msn.com
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William Christmann

Farmingdale, NY

On board 1986 - 1990

E-mail: wchris2329@aol.com
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Curtis Church

Raleigh, NC

On board 8/1985 (OSSN) - 2/1989 (OS3). After leaving ship/Navy, moved to Raleigh, NC and became an A/V tech for local co.. Curtis is also the lead guitarist for an accoustic band called 80's Unplugged.

E-mail: curtis.church@nc.rr.com
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2010-Playing with 80's Unplugged band
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1972: ENS - CICO
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David M. Clark

"Plank Owner" On board 5/72 (Ens) - 5/1974(LtJG). Originally, Dave was assigned as CICO then became Asst. Gunnery Officer. Left the ship and the Navy in 1974 and attended graduate school. After graduation, he started a career in computer technology. Currently, Dave is a Senior Project Analyst at the United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, VA.

E-mail: aretesys@gmail.com
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2012: Project Analyst
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Thomas Cole

Seguin, TX

On board 7/1981(EN3) - 3/1983(EN2). Tom's Military career after leaving the Barn: After leaving the Navy, Tom moved to Lexington, NC and worked as a police officer until 2004. He then moved to Seguin, TX and worked as a jailer at Guadelupe County Jail until retiring in 2009. In August of 2011, Tom earned his Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration from Wayland Baptist University.

E-mail: thomascole78155@yahoo.com
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Mike Collins

Charleston, SC

On board 1981 (EMSN) - 1985, Left the ship/Navy as EM2 in 1985. Currently, an Electrical Contractor and owner of "Charleston Power & Lighting" in Charleston, SC.

E-mail: fayegnc@bellsouth.net
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1974-YN2 On Bridge, S&A Detail
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Marty Connors

St. Clair Shores, MI

"Plank Owner", On board 5/1972 (YNSN) - 8/1975(YN2). Left ship and Navy in 1975. In the publishing business since 1979 and now owner of a book publishing company called Visible Ink Press

E-mail: connorsmart@aol.com
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Reginald ("Reggie") Daniel

St. Louis, MO


On board 6/73 - 12/76, left ship as PN2. Left Navy 11/1980 as PN1.

Retired on 2/10/2010 after 37 years of Federal service.

E-mail: randkdaniel@charter.net
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1981 - ENFA
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Jimmy Dark

Charleston, SC

On board 1981 (ENFR) - 1983 (ENFA) assigned to "M" division. Left the Barn and the Navy in July of 83. Currently a sr auto mechanic.

E-mail: Jimydark@aol.com
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2008 - Fishin on Kiawah River
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1983-MARG 1-84
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Kevin Davis MS3

Pennsylvania

On board 2/1982 (SN) - 10/1985 (MS3). Naval career after leaving the Barnstable County: Currently, Keven works for the U.S. Postal Service.
E-mail: kd1197@aol.com
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June 2013
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1972-Little Creek, VA
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Anthony ("Tony") DeBellis - SMCS (Ret.)

Churchville, PA

"Plank Owner" On board 5/1972 (SMSN) - 10/1973 (SM3). Left the ship and Navy in 1973. Reenlisted in Navy in April of 1975, achieved rank of SMC and was selected as "Mustang" Ensign on 3/1990. Reverted back to SMCS on 4/1995 and retired from the Navy, with 23 years of service, on 4/1998.

E-mail: Temporarily Disabled
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1974-Lizard Lounge, Egypt
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Stanley ("Stan") Diedrich

"Plank Owner" On board 1972 - 1975 as a SK3

E-mail: s101996d@email.msn.com
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2001
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Stuart Dockins

St. Louis, MO

"Plank Owner" On board 5/1972 - 8/1974 as a ETN2. Left Navy 9/1974 went back to school amd earned degrees in electrical engineering and business admin. Since 1989 has owned his own Car audio and electronics store in St. Louis Gateway Auto Sounds

E-mail: RaDioMAN21@aol.com
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1975-Bob & Linda Dollins on Stbd Bridge Wing
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Bob Dollins

Monrovia, CA


"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(QMSN) - 7/1975(QM2) - Left ship/Navy 7/1975.
After Navy, started as a Computer Operator Trainee in 1976. Currently, an avid hiker in the local San Gabriel Mountains, a Sr. mainframe computer Programmer/Analyst and Webmaster of this website.

E-mail: bobdollins@yahoo.com
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Bob & Linda - February 2009
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Ron Downs CMDMC(SW)

Yorktown, VA

On board 5/1989 - 2/1993 as CPO

E-mail: downsrl@nnsy.navy.mil
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Jeffrey W. Dray QMC (SW) Ret.

Richman, KY

On board 8/1991 (SMSN) - 6/1993 (SM3). Changed rate to QM after leaving LST-1197. Military Career after leaving LST-1197:
  • 10/1993-1996: Aboard USS Antrim (FFG-20) as QM3 and QM2
  • 1996-1999: Aboard USS Denver ()
  • 10/1999-2003: Plankowner on the USS O'Kane (DDG-77) as QM2 and QM1
  • 2003-2004: Aboard USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) as QM1
  • 2004-2005: Aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) as QM1
  • 2005-2006: NAS North Island, San Diego, CA as QMC
  • 11/2007-2008: Plankowner and Navigation Dept LCPO on the USS Sampson (DDG-102) as QMC
  • 2008: Retired from the Navy as QMC (SW)
E-mail: jeffdray5@yahoo.com
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2013 - Dray Family
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Mark Duggan

Aurora, IL

On board 1986(ENFN) - 1988(EN2) worked in Main Control and was Oil King.

E-mail: mduggan@nicor.com
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1973 - OS A School
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Aldean Duncan

Ft Walton Beach, FL

On board 8/1973(OSSA) - 6/1975(OS3) - Left ship in June of 1975. Al's military career after leaving the Barnstable County:
  • 6/1975-6/1979: Inactive Reserve: Attended Savannah State College earning a BS degree in Electronic Engineering Technology
  • 6/1987: Commissioned an Ensign as a Cryptology Officer, Navy Reserve Group #219, Encino, CA
  • 6/1989: Promoted to LtJG
  • 10/1989: Transferred to Naval Reserve Security Group, Tuscon, AZ as Direct Support Coordinator & Unit Training Officer
  • 7/1991: Promoted to LT
  • 10/1992: Transferred to Naval Reserve Security Group, Pensacola, FL as Direct Support Coordinator & Unit Training Officer
  • 06/1994: Transferred to Naval Reserve Security Group, New Orleans, LA as Dept Head of Operations and Maint./Operation Watch Officer (OWO)
  • 07/1997: Promoted to LCDR
  • 07/1999: Retired from Naval Reserve
Currently, Al is retired from the Hughes/Raytheon Corporation after 30 years working as a Missile Systems Engineer.

E-mail: ja715duncan@yahoo.com
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Grandpa Al - 2013
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1972 - QM3 Dunn at GQ
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Al Dunn

3327 Stratford Ave.
Racine, WI 53402-3875


"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(QMSN) - 2/1974(QM3) - Left ship/Navy in February of 1974. Currently, working for the Johnson Wax company as a chemical process operator

E-mail: althebakerboy@aol.com
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Christmas, 2003 - Racine, WI
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Dana Dupuis

Southbridge, MA

On board 11/1988 - 7/1992 as BM3 assigned to both 1st & 2nd Divisions.

E-mail: dana.dupuis@verizon.net
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Nick Ellis

Addison, IL

On board 4/1986 (ENFA) - 9/1989 (EN2) assigned to "A" Division and worked in Evap/Boiler room. After leaving the Navy, changed his last name to Eliopoulos and got his BS in Business Mgmt from Elmhurst College. Currently, working as Insurance Agt/Licsensed Mtg Broker at Mortgage Mart, Inc..

E-mail: n_eliopoulos@hotmail.com
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1990- CO of LST-1197
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Capt. Richard H. Enderly (Ret.)

940 Stockbridge Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone: Hm: (757) 467-5167  

Commanding Officer from 6/1989 thru 7/1991. Last Naval assignment as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. Retired from the Navy after 30 years of service on July 1, 2001. Currently employed by Northrup Grumman in Virgina Beach, VA.

E-mail: BsbalCdMn@cox.net
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1991- West Africa Cruise
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Eugene ("Gene") Enzenauer BM1 (SW) (Ret.)


Stacyville, IA

On board 7/1991(BM3) - 6/1994 (BM2), assigned to 1st Div. Naval carreer after leaving LST-1197: E-mail: ewe1968@yahoo.com
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1973 Signal Bridge
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Roberto Escobar

PO Box 1702
Elsa, TX 78543

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(RMSN) - 5/1974 (RM2). Left ship/Navy in 1974. Has been a teacher in South Texas area since 1975.

E-mail: rescobar48@gmail.com
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2002 Mexico City Vacation
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Wayne Evans

Fremont, NH 78543

On board 1991(BMSN) - 1993 (BM3). Currently Wayne is in sales.

E-mail: waynedevans1965@yahoo.com
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Wayne Evans - July 2009

1986 - BT2 Steve Fitzherbert BTC(SW)

Virgina Beach, VA

On board 1983(BT3) - 1988 (BT2). Assigned to "M" Div and worked in #1 and #2 Aux MR

E-mail: Motyfitz@aol.com
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Leroy Foreman

New Symrna Beach, FL

On board 4/1977(RM2) - 4/1978 (RM2) assigned to OC Div.

E-mail: leroyjq@embarqmail.com
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1986 - RMSN
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Rene Fuertes

On board 10/1986 (RMSN) - 12/1989 (RM3). After leaving LST-1197, Rene joined the US Naval Reserve until he retired in March of 2006. Rene is also a life member of his local VFW Post and a member of their color guard.

E-mail: rene_fuertes2002@yahoo.com
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Capt. Carl G. ("Gene") Garrett Jr.(Ret.)

119 Songbird Dr.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5447

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(PN3) - 2/1974 (PN2). Naval carreer after leaving LST-1197:
  • Graduated from USN OCS, 6/1974
  • Ens: aboard USS John King (DDG-3) as EMO, ASWO & Navigator: 7/1974-8/1977
  • LtJG: Naval Postgrad School, Monterey, CA: 8/1977-3/1980
  • LT: "Plank Owner" aboard USS Scott (DDG-995) as CSO: 12/1980-4/1984
  • LT: aboard USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) as CSO: 4/1984-1/1986
  • LCDR: AAW/EW Devel Officer for SW Devel Group: 1/1986-10/1986
  • LCDR: "Plank Owner" aboard USS San Jacinto (CG-56) as XO: 10/1986-7/1989
  • CDR: Dir of AAW/EW/AEGIS Pgms, SW Devel Group, Little Crk, VA: 8/1989-3/1992
  • CDR: "Plank Owner" of USS Stout (DDG-55) as CO: 1/1993-11/1995
  • Capt: Asst Chief of Staff, Cmd, Cntl, Comm, Comp, Info & Comb Sys for ComNavSurFLant: 11/1995-6/2000
  • Capt: CO of Navy ROTC unit at the University of Texas: 8/2000-7/31/2003
Capt. Garrent retired from the Navy on August 1, 2003, after 32 years of honorable service to his country.

E-mail: genegarrett@beecreek.net
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2001-2003: CO of Univ Tex NROTC
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Frank Gaskill

New Jersey

On board 1984 - 1988 as an EN3

E-mail: pingzingone@comcast.net
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William T. Gibson MSC(SW) (Ret.)

Chesapeake, VA

On board 1992 - 6/1994, wife Teresa was last ombudsman for LST 1197. Naval carreer after leaving LST-1197: E-mail: cg60msc@yahoo.com
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2006 - Bill & Teresa Gibson
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1974-Lake Timsah, Egypt
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Dennis Gleaton

St. Petersburg, FL

On board 1974 thru 1976, left ship/Navy as RM2
Dennis and wife Cheryl active in Tampa Bay Snow Skiers Club

E-mail: dgleaton@verizon.net
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1999
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1990-WATC90
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Mark Glosson DCC (Ret)

On board June 1990 thru ship's decommissioning in June 1994. Mark retired from Navy in 1998 as DCC. Currently working as a contract instructor for the Navy at Great Lakes NTC.

E-mail: sparky5903@hotmail.com
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2001-DCC (Retired)
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Vince Glover BM3

Kansas City, Mo

On board 11/1985 - 4/1987. Left Barn in 1987 and finished enlistment on board the USS Raleigh (LPD-1).

E-mail: G-lover3973@sbcglobal.net
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Greg Gollnick

Marcellus, MI

On board 1991 (SA) - 1993(SN), in 1st Division. Left the ship and the Navy just prior to Decommissioning.

E-mail: gollnick@sprint.blackberry.net
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2008
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BM2 - 1986
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Jim Goraczewski

Douglasville, GA

On board 10/1983 (BMSN) - 7/1986(BM2): Assigned to both 1st and 2nd Division and was a designated coxswain on the ship's small boats.

E-mail: jwgoraczewski@comcast.net
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USS Midway - 2012
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Mark Gordon ET1 (USNR)

WI

On board 1987 (ET3) - 1991(ET2): Currently, Mark is working for Verizon in Northern WI and is 1 year from retiring from the USNR. He is also a member of the volunteer crew of the restored WWII submarine USS COBIA (SS-245) docked at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, WI.

E-mail: ourgordonfamily@yahoo.com
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1976-CICO
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Chris E. Green

Kingston, MA

On board 1974 - 1978. Ens and LtJG. CIC Officer

E-mail: greenhus@juno.com
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1992-SN
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Shawn Green

Whitehouse, TX

On board 1992 (SN) - 1994(SN). Naval career after leaving the Barnstable County:
  • 1995: Attended Navy Corpsman School, Beaufort, NC
  • 1997: Attended Surgical Technician Program, Portsmouth, VA
  • 2002: Left US Navy as HM3
Currently, Shawn works as a Surgical First Assistant/Technician.

E-mail: navydoc260@yahoo.com
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2012
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Chris Gregg

Cleveland, OH

On board 4/1991 (BMSN) - 12/1993 (BM2).

E-mail: cgregg@qwest.net
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Stephen ("Steve") M. Gruzskowski

PO Box 437
Richland, NJ 08350

On board 12/1976 - 5/1980 as an EN working in Engine Room #2

E-mail: Smgm14@aol.com
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Jerry Guthrie

8432 Redfield Dr.
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: 727-869-5956

On board 11/1972 - 8/1975 as an IC3. Left the ship and the Navy in 1975. Currently, working in A/C sales in the Port Richey area.

E-mail: ekbbbb1108@earthlink.net
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Eugene Gysin ETC

Fairborn, OH

ETC, Last EMO on the Barnstable County before decomissioning

E-mail: genegysin@aol.com
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Jeffrey Habeck EN3

Argyle, WI

On board 4/1977 (FA) - 11/1980 (EN3): Assigned to ER #3 and AUX #3. Left the ship as an EN2 selectee.

E-mail: slippery1957@centurytel.net
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Warren Hallmon

Durant, MS

On board 10/1987 (SN) - 7/1990 (BM3). Naval carreer after leaving LST-1197: Currently a dispatcher for maintenance dept of major hospital.

E-mail: warrenhallmon@yahoo.com
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Jon W. Hancock NCCM(Ret.)

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: (757) 518-8785

"Plank Owner", on board 2/1972 (SM1) - 8/1975 (NCC). Switched rate from Signalman (SM) to Naval Career Counselor (NC) when the NC rate was first created by the Navy. Became one of the first NCCS's and NCCM's in the Navy. Retired from the Navy in 1984.

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Joseph ("Jose") Harris

Las Vegas, NV

On board 1986(ENFN) - 1989 (EN3). Came aboard as a ENFN and left as EN3. Currently, a professional firefighter with the Las Vegas Fire Dept.

E-mail: joseharris2001@yahoo.com
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Robert T. Harrison LCDR (Ret.)

Virgina Beach, VA

On board 12/1981 - 6/1983 as 1st Lieutenant. Was on board for '81 Med Cruise, Operation Smokey Topaz, yard period at NORSHIPCO and GTMO workups. Military career after leaving the Barn:
  • Armed Forces Staff College
  • Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff, Omaha NE
  • 1986 - Retired from US Navy with the rank of LCDR

E-mail: rharrison@jayhawkeng.com
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1981-Stern Ops in the Med
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Randal C. Hartly EMCS(SW) Ret.

Summerdale, AL

On board 1981 - 1985 as EM2 and EM1. Made EMC after transfer to USS America from test he took while on LST-1197. Retired as EMCS(SW) in May 1995 from EGT (Engineering Training Group) in Mayport, Fl.

E-mail: rchartley@gulftel.com
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Randy Hartley 2012
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1973 - LST 1197 Engine Room
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Ron Haske

Portage, MI

"Plank Owner", on board 1972 - 1974. EN

E-mail: RonBambino@charter.net
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2001 - Portage, MI
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Rodney Hatmaker BM1

Pikeville, TN

On board 8/1986(SA) - 2/1992(BM3). Military career after leaving the Barn E-mail: tindalas@hotmail.com
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Gerald ("Jerry") Hedge SM1 (Ret.)

On board 3/1974 - 8/1976 as SM1. Went to Beachmaster Unit 2 in Little Creek after leaving the "Barn." Retired from Navy as a recruiter in Texas and is currently living there.

E-mail: grhedge@netdot.com
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Charles ("Chuck") Heller CWO2 (Ret.)

Charleston, SC

On board 1989 - 1991 as MPA(CWO2). Retired from USN in 1992. Currently, working for VSE Corp., supervising the overhaul, repair and crew training of U.S. ships sold to other countries,including the conversion of LST's.

E-mail: ChuckHelle@comcast.net
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Charles Helmuth Jr.

Chambersburg, PA

On board 11/1979(SN) - 8/1983(BM2), was assigned to 1st Div.. Left the ship/Navy as BM2 in August of 1983. Re-enlisted in the Navy in March of 1984 and cross rated to Cryptologic Technician-Tech (CTT). Retired from Navy in February 2000 as a CTTC

E-mail: chelmuth930@gmail.com
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Thalon Hobbs

Laurel Hill, FL

On board 3/1974 - 10/1974 as EM3. Was on board for Med Cruise and the Suez Canal Op. Left ship in October '74 for school back in the States while ship was still at anchor in Lake Timsah, Egypt.

E-mail: pathfinder@panhandle.rr.com

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Will Hoffman

Laurel, DE

On board 4/1989(OSSA) - 6/1992(OS2). After leaving the Barn, went to Delaware Technical Community College for his AS in Electronic Technology then went on to Univ of Deleware for his BS in Computer Science. Currently, working for the State of Delaware as Network Specialist.

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Pat Holden ENCM

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 1984(ENFR) - 1988(EN2). Worked in ER #3. Currently, stationed aboard the  USS GunstonHall (LSD-44) where he made Master Chief in March of 2002.

E-mail: runnin7mm@yahoo.com
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Mike Hoover

Lemont, IL

On board 8/1991 (RM3) - 9/1992 (RM3). Currently working in the parts inventory department for Chicago International Truck Company

E-mail: mhoover@chicagointltrucks.com
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Tim Hopper

E-mail: escortmn@hotmail.com

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Steve Howard

Moultrie, GA

On board 1985(RMSN) - 1988(RM2)

E-mail: showard65@yahoo.com
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Jim Howell

New Philadelphia, OH

On board 1984 - 1988. Came aboard as a ENFN and left as EN2. Worked mainly in #3 ER and was "oil king" prior to leaving the ship.

E-mail: howelljt@wilkshire.net
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1974-Lizard Lounge, Egypt
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Kinnie Hudnall

West Virginia

"Plank Owner" - On board 5/1972-1975. Came aboard as SR and left as SK3.

E-mail (via his son, Kinnie Hudnall III): hudnall24@hotmail.com
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Capt Carl B. Ihli, Jr. (Ret)

"Plank Owner", on board 1972-1974 as Lt and weapons officer. Went to graduate school NPS Monterey 1974-1977 became oceanographer/meterologist in 1977. 2 commands as well as Pentagon duty. Final tour as chairman, Dept. of Oceanography, US Naval Academy. Retired in 1993 with the rank of Captain. Currently owner of Bonvivant Antiques

E-mail: bonvivantantiques@erols.com
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CDR Robert P. Irelan

On board 1985 (Ens) - 1987 (LtJG) - Served as 2nd DIVO and A & E Officer. Qualified as SWO while aboard.

Naval career after leaving LST-1197: Currently, CDR Irelan, was recently selected for Captain.

E-mail: irelanrc@cox.net
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1979 - PN3 Isaksen MARG 1-79
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Fred Isaksen

Red Bluff, CA

On board 7/1976 (SR) - 1/1980(PN2). Fred came aboard as a SR assigned to 1st Division, then became a PN Striker and left the ship in 1980 as a PN2. Currently, Fred is a minister in his local community.

E-mail: fredrock1957@icloud.com
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2012 - Williamsburg,  VA
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Robert Jackson

On board 1976 - 1980. Assigned to Supply Div.

E-mail: yovik@juno.com
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William ("Bill") Jakovac EM1 (Ret.)

Pittsburg, PA

On board 1980 - 1984 as EM1. Was a plank owner of the USS Wasp(LHD-1). Retired from Navy 10/1991.

E-mail: williamjakovac@hotmail.com
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Elmer ("Pete") Jenkins

1386 Valley Rd.
Polk, PA 16342
(814) 437-3250

On board 1974 - 1978 as SH3 and ran the "Geedunk"

E-mail: petertrain2@yahoo.com
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Today
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1979 - MAC Jennings
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Cedell ("Dell") Jennings, Jr. MACS (Ret.)

8075 Driftwood Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23518-3027
Phone: (757) 587-3113

On board 4/1977 - 5/1981. Came aboard as MA1 and left as MAC and the CMAA of the ship. Currently security program branch head for NAVSEA at Norfolk Navy Ship Yard

E-mail: JenningsC@nnsy.navy.mil
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Aug 21, 2005 - USLA Convention
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1974-Egypt
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James B. ("Jimbo") Jersild

Carlisle, PA

On board 1974 - 1975 in Deck Division

E-mail: Hbgcowboy@earthlink.net
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2000
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1981
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Charles David Johnson
Edwardsville, KS

On board 11/1980(SN) - 1/1983(BM3). Assigned to 1st Division. After leaving the ship and honorably discharged from active duty in January 1983. Dave was then assigned to the reserve crew of the USS Downes (FF-1070), until his honorable discharge from the Naval Reserve in 1985. Dave has been working for the U.S. Postal service since March of 1985.

E-mail: dave-johnson@kc.rr.com
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2012
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Frank W. Johnson (Wes)

Bassett, VA

On board 1986 (ENFN) - 1990(EN2). Was assigned to M-Div. and worked in ER #2

E-mail: WESJINVA@aol.com
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Jefferey Johnson

Bowling Green, KY

On board 8/1983 (PNSN) - 8/1986 (PN2). Military career after leaving LST-1197: Currently, Jefferey is a claims representative for the Social Security Administration

E-mail: JOHNSJDWKU@msn.com
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1990-ER #2
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David Jones

Winder, GA

On board 2/1988(EN3) - 7/1991(EN2). Assigned to Engineroom #2. Left the ship and the Navy in 1991. Currently, owns a landscaping business in Altlanta, GA area.

E-mail: DJones@aol.com
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Richard Jones

Clearwater, FL

On board 8/1981(SR) - 2/1983(SN). Military career after leaving the barn"
  • Changed over to Airman (AN)
  • Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) "A" School - NAS Memphis, TN
  • VF-213 AIMD at NAS Miramar, CA
Currently, a Senior electronics engineer

E-mail: richardj@gte.net
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Russel Kent

Suffolk, VA

On board 12/1987(ICFR) - 6/1991(IC2). Russel's Military career after leaving the barn: Currently, Russel is working as a DOD Contractor for DRS Power & Controls Technologies, Inc

E-mail: RusselEKent@hotmail.com
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1972 - LTJG
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Steve Keyser

"Plank Owner" On board 5/72 - 1/1974. Came aboard as LTJG. & was first Ops Officer. Left the Navy in 1974 and went to Harvard Busin. School. Currently working as an executive in the paper industry.

E-mail: skeyser@twcny.rr.com
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Marty Kimball

On board 3/1980(LTJG) - 3/1982(LT). Deck Division Officer.

Sadly, Marty Kimball passed away on February 8, 2006 - Rest in Peace, Shipmate.

E-mail: Disabled
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1974-Iskenderian, Turkey
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Henry Kohlhaas

228 Shady Ln.
Cadiz, KY 42211

On board 5/1973 - 1975. In deck department. After leaving the Navy, took Civil Service exam to run boats for Coast Guard and worked for Post Office in White River Jct, VT. After 15yrs, retired and moved to KY.

E-mail: h.kohlhaas@mchsi.com
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2007-Bakersfield, CA
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CDR Frank J. Komykoski

Commanding Officer
Naval Reserve Center - Fort Dix, NJ
(609) 723-7160 (X-100)

On board 9/1981 (Ens) - 2/1984 (LtJG): served as DCA, Navigator and Admin. Officer

E-mail: komykoski@CNRF.NAVY.MIL
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1975-OSSN
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Clyde Lahnum USCG RDC (Ret.)

Big Flats, NY

On board 2/1975 - 6/1978. Left ship/Navy in June 1978 as OS2. Re-enlisted in Coast Guard in 1981 and retired as RDC in 1997

E-mail: clahnum1@stny.rr.com
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June 1995-USCG RDC
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Chuck Lands

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 1/1983- 4/1983(MM3) as first sea duty assignment prior to going to "Nuke" school. Military career after leaving the "Barn": Currently, an Insurance Agent with GEICO Insurance, Corp.

E-mail: VAmedic4@verizon.net
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Jim Lane

52 Washington Ave.
Westport, CT 06880-2548

On board 3/1983 (BMSR) - 3/1984 (BMSA). After leaving the Barnstable Co., was stationed on the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) until 1987 when he left Navy as a BM2. Joined the USNR in 1989 and was a attached to a Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit for 2 yrs until leaving the USNR. Currently, heads a division of Citigroup and playing the drums on his free time.

E-mail: JLUJIMMY@cs.com
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Richard J. Lang

Linesville, PA

On board 9/1981 - 10/1982 as BM3. Assault craft coxswain

E-mail: rjlang@alltel.net
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Chris Langer

On board 12/1991 - 6/1994 as FN. Assigned to "A" gang in Engineering and was a member of the final decommissioning crew.

E-mail: clanger@redwing.net
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1993
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Kirk Langlois

Canton, MI

On board 1992(BMSA) - 1994(BMSN). Assigned to Deck Dept. Left the ship and the Navy just prior to her decom. Currently, a sales executive in the education technology market.

E-mail: kirkman1616@comcast.net
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2003-Keri & Kirk
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Patrick Lapoint

Sulpher, LA

On board 11/1977 - 11/1978, as an MS3. Currently, a deacon of the Lake Charles, LA Catholic Archdioces and Dir of the Lake Charles Seafarers' Center.

E-mail: stella.maris@lcdiocese.org
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1973-Vieques Island
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Don Larrick FCCS(SW) Ret.

Virginia Beach, VA

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(FTG3) - 1975(FTG2). Retired from Navy in 1993

E-mail: dlarrick@hotmail.com
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Christmas 2009
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1974-QMSN
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Alex Lechki

Elmhurst, NY

On board 1973 - 1976. Originally in Deck Div, struck for QM and made QM3

E-mail: aphroditealex@aol.com
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May 2003-My daughter's wedding rehersal dinner
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Rodney Lumbardo EN1(SW)

Archbold, OH

On board 05/1985 - 2/1991. Worked in Engine Room#3 (EM03), Oil Lab(EB14) and valve shop. After leaving the Barn, taught at Great Lakes NTC. Left the Navy in May of 1994. Currently, in the residential home construction business.

E-mail: rlumbardo1960@yahoo.com
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1979 - Exec Officer
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John L. ("Skip") MacMichael Capt. USN(Ret)

Alexandria, VA

On board from 4/1978 - 8/1979 as LCDR and ship's Executive Officer, originally for CDR Joe Bell then CDR Marty Benson. Naval career after leaving the Barn: Retired from US Navy as a Captain in 1991. Currently, working as the Director, Inspections & Evaluation Department of AMTRAK's Inspector General's office.

E-mail: JMACSr@aol.com
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1976
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Greg Mann

Lisbon, ME

On board 1974(ETN3) - 1977(ETN2) assigned to OE Division. Greg's military career after leaving LST-1197:
  • 12/1977 - 04/1980: Stationed at Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME
  • 07/1980 - 03/1983: Aboard the USS Harlan County (LST-1196) as ET1
  • 03/1983 - 09/1983: Stationed at Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME (Humanitarian Assignment)
  • 10/1983 - 01/1985: Aboard the USS Aylwyn (FF-1081) as ETC (SW)
  • 06/1985 - 12/1988: Stationed at Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME
  • 01/1989 - 01/1992: Stationed at NAVCOMMSTA Sicily
  • 03/1992 - 04/1994: Stationed at Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME
  • 4/30/1994: Retired from U.S. Navt as ETC (SW)
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1993
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Tim Mann

Newport, NC

On board 1992(GMSA) - 1994(GMSN). Left the ship and the Navy just prior to her decom.

Sadly, was informed by Tim's best friend Kirk Langlois, that Tim passed away in early March of 2003, at the age of 31. Tim is survived by his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters; Hannah & Kayla.

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1972-Ens/Comm Boss
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Thomas Marshall

"Plank Owner", on board 1972 - 1975. Communications Officer

E-mail: twment@home.com
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1991
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James Mateychuck

Holden, MA
(508) 829-9811

On board 5/1991 (RMSA) - 5/1994 (RM3). Left the ship and the Navy in May of 1994 and joined the Naval Inactive Ready Reserve. Currently, Jim is a firefighter for the City of Worcester, MA.

E-mail: jmateychuck9811@charter.net
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1978 SMSN on signal br.
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Russ ("Mac") McDugald

Orlando, FL

On board 1977 (SMSN) - 1980 (SM3) in OC Division.

E-mail: mlstone@bellsouth.net
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WATC90 - Ens McGovern
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CDR Jim McGovern

On board 7/1989(Ens) - 2/1994(LT). Served as 2nd DIVO, A & E, MPA and Navigator. Mr McGovern's Current rank is CDR and he was recently named as the Commanding Officer of the USS Carter Hall (LSD-50).

E-mail: jim.mcgovern22@hotmail.com
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1989 #2 Aux. Boiler.
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William ("Billy") McKinney

Fort Worth, TX

On board 1989 (BTFN) - 1992 (BT3) assigned to #1 and #2 Aux Machinery rooms. Currently, Billy works for Verizon as a contract Buildings Engineer.

E-mail: mck8899@yahoo.com
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2008
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1974-Ismalia, Egypt
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Billy D. McNees

Huntington, AR

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(SR) - 1976(RM3).

E-mail: smurfsole55@centurytel.net
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2011-Huntington, AR
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Alex McVeigh SKC (SW) Ret.

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 11/1981(SKSR) - 1985(SK2). Military career after leaving the Barn:

E-mail: amcveigh1@cox.net
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1972
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Gary ("Moose") Meale IC3
Columbus, OH

On board 1/1974 (OSSA) - 6/1977 (IC3). Came aboard as a designated Operations Specialist (OS) striker. Changed over to Internal Communications Electrician (IC) rate and made PO3. After leaving the ship and the Navy in 1977, Gary worked for 13 years as a supervisor at the Cinncinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens and is currently employed as an Engineering Specialist for the Ingersoll Rand Corporation.

E-mail: gmeale@gmail.com
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Aziza and Gary - 2004
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Scott Meister CSC (Ret)

Dover, DE

On board 12/1981 (MS3) - 8/1985 (MS3). Military career after leaving LST-1197: Currently, Scott is an administrator for the Social Security Administration

E-mail: luau50a@aol.com
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2014: CSC Scott Meister & Son, Midshipman Joshua Meister: USNA Class of 2015
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LCDR Ken Melchiorre (Ret.)

On board 8/1987 (Ens) - 5/1990 (LT). Served as ship's CICO and COMMO. Joined the Civil Engineer Corps after leaving the Barnstable County and retired from USN as a LCDR. Currently, Ken is a Sr Program Mgr for CH2M Hill Contruction Corp.

E-mail: melchy3@verizon.net
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Mark Miles FC1(ret)

East Moline, IL

On board 12/1991 - 12/1993. In charge of the CIWS point defense system.

E-mail: mamjazz@hotmail.com
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Andrew Monaghan

139 Manor Dr.
Richboro, PA 18954
(215) 355-7572

On board 1979 (ENFN) - 1983 (EN2)

E-mail: navymechanic7065@yahoo.com
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Steve in Engine Room
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Steven Money

Greensboro, NC

On board 1985 - 1989 as a BT3. Became a Shellback in 1987

E-mail: smoney@triad.rr.com
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Boot Camp 1972
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Dennis Moore

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972 (SR) - 6/1973 (SA). Assigned to 2nd Division and worked as a loader on starboard 3"/50-cal gun mount. Left the ship in June of 1973 due to an injury and was stationed at Porstmouth and Norfolk Navy bases until leaving the Navy in March of 1974. After leaving the Navy, Dennis worked in several occupations until getting into acting and producing in independent films.

E-mail: bootsnspurs7@msn.com
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Exec Producer: Redemption Movie Premier 2009
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Robert Moore YN2 (SW)

6412 Chartwell Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA

On board 6/1991 (YN2) - 8/1994 (YN2). Was a member of decommissioning crew.

Naval career after leaving the Barn:
  • 8/1994-4/1995: Aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  • 5/1995-10/1999: Shore duty at Naval Supervising Activity, (SUPSHIP) Newport News , VA
  • 11/1999-11/2000: Shore duty for Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia.
  • 1/2001-7/2004: Aboard USS Ronald Regan (CVN-76)
  • Currently, stationed at Mid-Atlantic Regional Maint Center.
E-mail: Srcherry547@aol.com
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1973-Vieques Island
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Ellis ("Eddie") Moricle

Roper, NC

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972 (GMG3) - 1974 (GMG2). Currently, working for Weyerhaeuser Paper Co. as an Electrical Instrumentation Technician.

E-mail: moricee@embarqmail.com
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2007-Harley Street Glide
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1986-IC3 Mullis
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Rhettman A. Mullis, Jr

Oak Harbor, WA

On board 12/1985 (IC3) - 9/1986 (IC3). Left the Barn/Navy in 1986. Currently, working as a child/adult therapist on Whidbey Island and also attending grad school for his doctorate in psychology.

E-mail: rhettman@ciasafehouse.org
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2007-Mental Health Practitioner
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1986-QMC
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Jimmy D. Murrow QMC (Ret.)

205 Midland Pkwy. #111
Summerville, SC 29485

Longest serving "Plank Owner", On board 1972 - 1977. Assistant Navigator and Ship's first CMAA

E-mail: murrow1@bellsouth.net
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2000-18 lb striper!
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1993-BM2
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Mark Myers BMC

On board 1/1990 - 6/1993 (BM2). Naval career after leaving LST-1197: E-mail: boatswanna@cox.net
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2006-BMC
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Brian Neace

On board 1991 - 1992. Notified by his wife Susan that Brian passed away in February 2002.

E-mail: Ssneed1972@cs.com
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Jeff Nicholls ENCM(SCW/SW)

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 1983 (EN1) - 1988 (ENC). Assigned to "M" Div., worked EM01, EM02 & EB14. Currently, an ENCM and will retire from the Navy this summer with 26 years of service.

E-mail: nicholls.jr@verizon.net
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Patrick Norton

San Diego, CA

On board 3/1980(ENFN) - 5/1982(EN2). Naval career after leaving Barnstable County: Graduated with a BA from University of Seattle in 1997 and moved to San Diego, CA.

E-mail: amacmetre@yahoo.com
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2003
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RDML Michael P. ("Mike") Nowakowski

Virgina Beach, VA

On board 6/1975-1978. Came aboard as an ENS and was Comm Officer and Asst. 1st LT.

Naval career after leaving Barnstable County

Fleet Assignments: Ashore:
  • Asst Professor of Naval Sience @ Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit, State University of NY Maritime College
  • Dept. Head Engineering Instructor @ Surface Warfare Officer School, Newport, RI
  • Financial Mgmt. Officer for R & D acct. in the Office of Navy Comptroller, Washington, DC
  • Head, Surface Commander Assignment Br., BUPERS
  • Approp. Liaison Officer of the Under Sec. of Defense
  • Director, Shore Activities Readiness, CINCLANTFLT.
  • Commander Amphibious Group 2 (COMPHIBGRU 2), Norfolk, VA.
  • Commander Mine Warfare Command, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Currently, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT), Norfolk, VA.
E-mail: Contact Webmaster
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Feb 4,2005 - RADM: COMNAVSURFLANT
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Walt Nutter

Louisburg, KS

On board 6/1980-1/1985. Came aboard as EN1 and left as ENC

E-mail: wcwingnut@aol.com
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Raffaeleo Ocello (Ray)

"Plank Owner" - On board 5/1972- 1975. Came aboard as CSSA and left as CS3. Worked in general mess. After leaving Navy, has worked over 21 years for the NY Dept. of Transportation as a Port Mate Supervisor on the Staten Island Ferry. Ray is currently on disability leave from the city.

E-mail: SEAISLENIK@aol.com
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2002- NY Port Mate
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Rob Oriolo

Budd Lake, NJ

On board 10/1990-3/1993 (BMSN). Deck Dept.

Naval career after leaving Barnstable County:

Currenty, Rob is an IT Consultant with the CCSi Group.

E-mail: rob@ccsigroup.com
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MARG 1-76 A-Gang
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Steve Palistrant ENC (USNR)

Buffalo, NY

On board 10/1975 (ENFA) - 6/1979(EN3), assigned to "A" gang. After leaving the Navy, joined the Naval Reserves and has achieved the rank of ENC. Currently, a Laboratory Equipment Designer for the School of Medicine at the State Univ of NY at Buffalo.

E-mail: palistra@buffalo.edu
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Kim Palmer

Dubuque, IA

On board 7/1976 (OSSN) - 9/1980(OS2), in OI Division. After leaving the Navy, joined the Naval Reserves for 8 years. Graduated from University of Dubuque in 1984. Currently, owner of Comfort King Mattress of Dubuque

E-mail: kim@comfortkingmattress.com
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Marc Pelletier SK3

Hooksett, NH

On board 4/1981 - 1/1984. In supply department. On board during Grenada Operation. Currently, in Sales.

E-mail: kands16@comcast.net
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Mitch Perkey

Baltimore, MD

On board 8/1976 - 11/1978 (FTGSN). Last FT assigned to LST-1197. Military assignments after leaving the Barnstable County: Currently, a power plant engineer for an agricultural chemicals manufacturer.

E-mail: mmperkey@msn.com
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Mitch & Marian Perky, Aug 24, 2005 - USLA Convention Banquet
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Jeff Perkins QM1(SW)(Ret)

On board 5/1987 (QMSN) - 12/1989(QM2). Military career after leaving the Barn:
  • Staff duty with COMPHIBRON 8
  • QM1(SW) on board USS Conolly (DD-979)
  • Honorably discharged from USN in December of 1993
E-mail: jp4him01@hotmail.com
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Stephen Pierle HM1 USN AD



On board 8/1992 (SN) - 6/1994(SN) in "1st" division. Left the ship 3 weeks before decommissioning to attend Hospital Corpsman School. Military career after leaving the Barn:
  • U.S. Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL
  • U.S. Naval Hospital, Beaufort, NC
  • Currently, an HM1 stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital, Washington, DC


E-mail: SSPRT23@aol.com
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LCDR Martin Pompeo

On board 4/1989- 7/1992. Came aboard as ENS and left as LT. Served as ship's DCA in charge of EDC1 and "R" Divisions. Still on active duty and currently XO of USS Shreveport (LPD-12).

E-mail: Ldcrpompeo@cs.com
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Charles Powell

Bedford, TX

On board 11/1972 (HTFN) - 1/1975 (HT2). Assigned to "R" Division. Left the ship and the Navy in 1975. Currently, a design engineer for the Lane Co, designing gas stations for various oil companies around the country

E-mail: cadpowell@sbcglobal.net
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1983-HT3, off coast of Lebannon
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Ed Prchlik ("Prellik")

Bushkill, PA

On board 1982 (HTSN) - 1985 (HT2): Assigned to R-Div. Participated in Operation Urgent Fury, off the Island of Grenada ('83)and peacekeeping off Beirut, Lebannon. Currently, working as an Engineering Technician for a New Jersey Manufacturing Co.

E-mail: eprchlik@ptd.net
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2003-Gasoline Alley at Pocono Raceway
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1974-EN3
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Patrick ("Charlie") Pride

Nashville, TN

On board 1/1974(EN3) - 12/1976(EN2). In charge of ER #2 and Main Control. After leaving the Navy, obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering (1982). Currently, a consulting mechanical engineer in the HVAC&R industry.

E-mail: pat_pride@members.rses.org
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2001
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LST-1197 Softball
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Daniel B. Rader LCDR

Fort Leavenworth, KS

On board 1986 - 1988 as an OS2. Was a member of the ship's boxing team that won NAB Little Creek Captain's Cup. Military career after leaving the Barnstable in 1988:
  • Nominated for OCS and was commissioned an Ensign in 1991.
  • 1991-2003: Stationed at Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
  • Currently, Configurations Dept Head for VQ-1 Squadron at Whidbey Island, WA.
E-mail: danapril@verizon.net
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2002-Dan & April Rader
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1979 GMG3
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1Sgt Scott Rager (USNG Ret.)

Glen Falls, NY

On board 2/1979 - 5/1980 (GMG3). Military career after leaving the Barnstable County:
  • 1980-1981: USS Tacoma (PG-92)
  • 1981-1982: USS Harlan County (LST-1197)
  • 1982: Ended active service and joined USNR and SPECBoat Unit 2, NAB Little Creek, VA
  • 1982-1985: Mobile Mine Assembly Group, Pittsburg, PA
  • 1985-1988: Naval Weapons Sta, Earl, NJ
  • 1988-1992: Joined National Guard, C Co, 1/210th Armor, Hoosick Falls, Ny
  • 1992-1994: G2 (intel) 42nd Infantry Div.(42ID), Troy, Ny
  • 1994-2000: Property Book Team 42ID
  • 2000-2004: Alpha Co., 427 Suppt Batallion, 27th Enhanced Infantry Brigade, Utica, NY
  • 2004: Retired from National Guard as 1st Sgt (E8) after 27 years of svc.
Currently, Scott owns his own business as a manf. rep, selling valves and equipment to water treatment industry

E-mail: rager@roadrunner.com
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2006 1Sgt - 'Last Day' on D-Day Rehersal Beach, UK
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Stacy Reddig

On Board 1990 (BM3) TAD from USS Portland (LSD-37) for WATC 90.
Stacy retired from the Navy as a MA1 in 2008.

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1972-Down in Crew Berthing
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Tom Reed

Sarnia, Ont., Canada

On board 10/1972 - 3/1973 as YN3. First sea duty station. Military career after leaving the Barn: Currenty, Tom is an operator at a battery chemical plant. He is also an avid HAM radio operator whose call sign is VE3UKU

E-mail: tomreed13@hotmail.com
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2005-Sarnia,Ontario
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James Revis

Coinjock, NC

On board 6/1983 (OSSN) - 6/1986 (OS2). After leaving the ship, was stationed at NAVMASSO until 1990. Currently employed by the Navy as a civilian contractor at NAB, Little Creek, VA.

E-mail: james_revis@amsec.com
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Oct 1974-Port Said, Egypt
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David Riddleberger

2818 Fletcher St.
Salem, VA

"Plank Owner", on board 3/1972 (ENFN) - 9/1975 (EN2). Left the ship and the Navy in 1975. In 1980, joined the USNR with ACB-2, det 106 until leaving the reserves in 1985. Currently, employed (25yrs+) by the Yokohama Tire Corp., in their Maintenance Dept.

E-mail: VOlderguy@yahoo.com
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2006-Dave and Rena Riddleberger
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Rick Rietze - NC1 (USNR Ret.)

Clearwater, FL

On board 5/1978 (ENFN) - 7/1980 (EN2). Left ship and Navy in 1980 for 5 years, then joined the Navy Reserve in March 1985. Military career after leaving the Barn:
  • 3/1985 - 4/1986: Joined USNR in Fargo, ND as EN2
  • 4/1986 - 5/1999: Became USNR Recruiter in Fargo, ND and made EN1 in 1989
  • 5/1999 - 10/2001: Transferred to USNR Center in Omaha, NE and converted to NC1
  • 10/2001 - 5/2002: TAD with USN Recruiting Office in Fargo, ND as NC1
  • 5/2002 : Retired from USNR as NC1
Currenty, Rick is a sales analyst for a computer software company.

E-mail: rprietze1@msn.com
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Sisenando C. Rivera ("Sonny") - SKCS(SW)(Ret.)

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 1987 - 1990 as LCPO of the Supply Dept.. Retired from Navy in 1999 at Assault Craft Unit 2 (ACU-2), NAB Little Creek.

E-mail: SunDor3@aol.com
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1972-ENC
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Darrell Roane

N. Vernon, IN

"Plank Onwer", on board 2/1972- 6/1973 as ENC.

E-mail: droane@seidata.com
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Michael Roberts - SM1 (SW)

On board 6/1983 - 7/1985 as SM1 (SW)

E-mail: MRoberts92@Cox.net
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Al (Robbie) Robertson - RN(Ret.)

Maryport, Cumbria UK

Was the leading radio operator aboard the the British minesweeper HMS Maxton (M1165) that participated in Operation Nimbus Star with the Barnstable Co.

E-mail: rumrat21@hotmail.com
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1974-EN3
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Richard ("Dale") Rodgers

North East, PA

On board 7/1974 (EN3) - 12/1977 (EN2) worked in No 1/No 3 Engine Rooms and Main Control. Left the Barn and the Navy in December 1977. Currently, Dale is the owner of an interstate trucking company.

E-mail: rdalerodgers@gmail.com
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2009 - Owner of Trucking Busin.
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1972-Ens
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David C. Rollins Capt (Ret.)

Mathews, VA

"Plank Owner"; On board 1/1972 (Ens) - 10/1994 (LT select) originally as Asst Weaps, then Asst 1st LT, then 1st & 2nd Divo and finally Ops. Mr Rollins' Naval career after leaving the Barnstable County: Currently, working for Northrup/Gruman on the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000/DD(X)) Development and Design Project Team.

E-mail: davidcrollins@cox.net
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Terry Rotman

Miami, OK

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(EN2) - 8/1974(EN2). Left the Barn/Navy in 1974 and became Kansas Highway Patrol until retirement. Currently, pursuing a career as a HS Social Studies teacher

E-mail: tdr1947@hotmail.com
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Troy Russell

Ridgeway, WI

On board 1980(ENFR) - 1984(EN3). Currently, a Master Auto Technitian on both foreign and domestic cars.

E-mail: truss111519us@yahoo.com
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Ed Rust

Midlothian, VA

On board 1983(HTFN) - 1985(HT2). Participated in Operation Urgent Fury, off the Island of Grenada (83)and peacekeeping off Beirut, Lebannon. Left the Barn/Navy in 85 and joined the USCG for 5 years. Currently, an 11 yr firefighter at the Defense Supply Center near Richmond, VA.

E-mail: FireEd@aol.com
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Jerry Samuelson

On board 4/1974 - 11/1977 as a Commissaryman. Retired from Navy as SCPO in June of 1994

E-mail: jsamuelson@4eyes.net
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Patrick Sause

Independence, MO

On board 1982 - 1984 as an EN2 in "M" Division.

E-mail: sausep@att.net
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1972-EMC
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Lyle Schaefer EMC (Ret.)

Marion, IN

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(EMC) - 1974(EMC). Was one of the first to report aboard the Barnstable County prior to commissioning. Currently, retired from the Navy and running a lawn mowing service.

E-mail: Temporarily Disabled
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2004
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1978-ET3
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Fred Schill

Richland,WA

On board 7/1976 - 8/1980 as an ET3 in Ops. Division

E-mail: FASchill@energy-northwest.com
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2009 - Maui, HI
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1972-SK2
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Richard Schlesier

Vallejo, CA

"Plankowner", on board 5/1972 - 3/1973 as a SK2. Military career after leaving the Barnstable County: After leaving the Navy, Richard did 13 years with the Civil Service and currently, is enjoying his retirement .

E-mail: raschlesier@gmail.com
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2013-Vallejo, CA
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Bruce Schmelz

On board 1981 - 1984 as an EM3 in 'E' Div.

E-mail: bruce_schmelz@hotmail.com
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2009
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Joeseph E. Scott

Kennesaw, GA

On board 11/1987 - 7/1991 (BM2(SW)). Left the ship and the Navy in 1991. Graduated from Southern Polytechnic State Univ with a BS in construction. Currently, Joe is a Project Manager/Estimator for a commercial contruction company.

E-mail: JScott@dcb1.net
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Jeffery A. Seddon BM1 (SW/AW)USN Ret

Virginia Beach, VA (by way of Houston, TX)

On board 1/1986 (SR) - 12/1989 (BM3). Deck Div. After leaving the Barn, assigned to the following duty stations: Jeffery retired from active duty in August 2005.

E-mail: boats529@yahoo.com
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Bob Siggins

Burk,VA

On board 1986 - 1989. Served as 1st Lt final year on board.

E-mail: sigginsbob@erols.com
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Tim Sleasman

On board from Jan 1989 until decommissioning in June 1994 as a BM2. After leaving the LST-1197, Tim was assigned to the following duty stations:
E-mail: stimpy1@yahoo.com
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SR Smith - USNTC 1973
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Michael A. Smith

Palm Coast, FL

On board 4/1974(BMSA) - 8/1975(BMSA). In 2008 Michael retired as a Lieutenant and the Police Service Area Commander for the Metropolitan Police Dept. of Washington, DC.

E-mail: divemaster911@gmail.com
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2003: LT Smith-DC PD
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James Soderquist

Deer Park, TX

On board 4/1986 - 10/1987 as an EN2. Left the ship and the Navy when the ship was deployed off Chile. Currently employed by Maxwell House Coffee Corp. in Houston, TX

E-mail: SODER97@aol.com
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David H. Stanley SK1 (Ret.)

On board 1975 - 10/1977. Retired from Navy 5/1987. Webmaster of NAVetsUSA

E-mail: Davidgoldenmule@aol.com
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Kenneth Stanley

Texarkana, TX

On board 12/1981 (SR) - 07/1984 (BM2). After leaving LST-1197, was in the Naval Reserves for three years. Became a paramedic and is currently working as one.

E-mail: KStanley@LifeNetEMS.org
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1974 - Chart Table, Lake Timsah, Egypt
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Lewis Steele

Philadelphia, PA

"Plank Owner" - On board 5/1972 (SA) - 1/1975 (OSSN)

E-mail: lsteele1750@yahoo.com
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May 2009
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1975 USNRD
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Steven "Grant" Stellwagen RM2 (Ret.)

Shell Knob, MO

On board 7/1975 - 1/1977. Assigned to OC Div. Military career after leaving LST-1197: Currently a business consultant for Aspire Now a leading business productivity improvement and personal development firm.

E-mail: grant@mo-net.com
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2006- Busin. Consultant for Aspire Now
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1973-QM3 in Chart House
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Michael Sterling

Salisbury, MD

Plank Owner, on board 5/1972(QMSN) - 1975 (QM2) - Left ship/Navy as QM2. Mike worked for the Maryland Division of Corrections until his retirement in 2003.

Sadly, Mike passed away, due to complications from diabetes, on May 3, 2012. Fair winds and calm seas shipmate, rest in peace.

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Nov 2004
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Oct 1972-Steel Beach BBQ, GITMO
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Galen "Doc" Taylor HMC (USNR Ret)

2625 Ridgeview Rd
Paris, TX 75460

Plank Owner, on board 5/1972(HM2) - 3/1973 (HM2) - Left ship as HM2. Military career after leaving LST-1197:
  • 3/1973: Joined the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR).
  • 9/1990: Activated and deployed to Persian Gulf aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) in support of Operation Desert Storm
  • 6/2008: Retired from USNR as HMC.
Currently working as a Respiratory Therapist.

E-mail: gkt1417@sbcglobal.net
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Oct 2009-Galen & Bob
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James Taylor BMCS (Ret.)

Havelock, NC

On board 1975 - 12/1976. After retiring from the Navy, worked at Naval Aviation Depot, Cherry Point, NC and retired at age 65.

E-mail: bmcstay@earthlink.net
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James W. Taylor

Tyler,TX

On board 11/1989 (SR) - 8/1992 (BMSN). Worked in 1st Div. and was the "Welding Bosun's Mate." Currently living in the Tyler, TX area and is in the USNR.

E-mail: bmsntaylor@yahoo.com
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Carlos Thomson

Monticello, GA

On board 12/1975 - 6/1979. Originally in Deck Dept and then struck for Gunners Mate. Left the ship and Navy as a GMG3 in June of 1979. Joined USNR in 1983 and was temporarily assigned to USS New Jersey (BB-63) during the Lebannon crisis in 1984. Left USNR in 1987.

E-mail: Mac2436@aol.com
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Capt. Gregory Todd (Ret.)

Chesapeake, VA

On board 1975 - 1978 (LT). Was ship's Legal Officer as well as supervisory duties in 1st Div and Engineering. Military assignments after leaving the Barnstable County:
  • 1978-1980: OIC Diesel Mobile Training Team
  • 1980-1985: Ship Superin. for 22 SRA's & 5 ROH's for Superv of Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA
  • 1985-1987: Attended Naval Post Grad School, graduating with Masters of Sience in Mech. Engineering
  • 1987-1990: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Ship Superin/Proj Mgr for USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Arkansas (CGN-41), and USS Archerfish (SSN-678)
  • 1990-1992: New Constr & Repair Officer for Supv of Shipbuilding, New Orleans, LA. AOJ conversn, Spruance overhauls, PC: new constr, MCM: new constr and LSD-41 Class: new constr.
  • 1992-1993: Repair officer for USS Yosemite (AD-19)
  • 1993-1994: Sys Engineer for ComNavSurFor, Atlantic Fleet
  • 1994-1998: Dept. Head, Reg Maint for Mid-Atlantic Rgn, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • 1998: Retired with the rank of Capt. from USN after 30 yrs of svc.
After retiring from Navy, served as a Principal for American Mgmt Sys on various projects. Currently, serving as Dir, Naval Shipyards Mgmt Group for Naval Sea Sys Command, Washington, DC

E-mail: ToddGB@NAVSEA.NAVY.mil
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Amiel Tutolo ("Tut")

Roanoke, VA

On board 1986 - 1987 in Deck Dept as BMSN

E-mail: kngtut181@yahoo.com
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James Urbanik

Riverview, FL

On board 1979(BT3) - 1981(BT2). After leaving the Barn and the Navy in 1981, enlisted in the Florida Nat'l Guard until 1993.

E-mail: JJU3820@aol.com
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Roger Vance

Deerfield Beach, FL

On board 9/1984(RM2) - 6/1986(RM2). Military career after leaving the Barn
  • 1986-1988: Staff/shore duty in Naples, Italy.
  • 1988-1990: On the commissioning crew of the USS Wasp (LHD-1).
  • Fall of 1990: Left US Navy
After leaving the Navy, went back to school to get degree in electronic communications. Worked for HP as an E-business consultant. Left HP and currently a driver for Greyhound Motorcoach Tours in South Florida

E-mail: vance8059@bellsouth.net
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2002
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Leland C. Vulcan LCDR (Ret.)

Colorado

On board 11/1986(Ens) - 6/1990(LT). Was 1st Div Officer. After leaving the Barn, was assigned to Navy's Cryptology Dept. and retired from the Navy in 2000 as a LCDR.

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Richard Walczak RMCM (SW) Ret.

Hampton, VA

On board 1/1981 (RMC) - 5/1983 (RMCS). Naval career after leaving the Barnstable County:
  • 5/1983 - 6/1987: On staff with COMSERVRON Eight
  • 6/1987 - 8/1989: USS L.Y. Spear (AS-36)
  • 8/1989: Retired from US Navy as RMCM (SW)
E-mail: xnavyrmcm@verizon.net
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2008
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1972-BMCS
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Andrew Wampler BMCM (Ret.)

7425 Convair Drive
Corpus Christi TX 78412
(361) 992-4261

"Plank Owner", on board 1972 - 1974 as BMCS and was the senior enlisted man of the commissioning crew.

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Scott M. Warren

Virginia Beach, VA

On board 12/1981 (SR) - 8/1985 (QM2). Left active duty in August 1985 and joined USNR. Currently working as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the Norfolk, VA area.

E-mail: scottwarren@cox.net
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1974-Ismalia, Egypt
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Robert Whittaker

New Creek, WV

On board 5/1972 - 7/1975 as ENFN. Military career after leaving the Barnstable County:
  • 1979 - 1985: U.S. Army Nat'l Guard - Combat Engineers
  • 1985: Retired from US Army Nat'l Guard as Sgt (E-5)
Currently, working .

E-mail: krazykaren744@hotmail.com
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2013-Grandkids
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Scott Wigal EM1(SW) Ret.

West Melbourne, FL

On board 1/1986 (EM3) - 11/1991 (EM2). Received ESWS certification while aboard. Left the ship in November 1991. Military assignments after leaving the Barnstable County: Currently, an electrician working for Indian River Memorial Hospital.

E-mail: Scott.Wigal@irmh.org
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Steve Wilcox MR1

Ventura, CA

On board 10/1992 (FN) - 6/1994 (MR3). Part of decommissioning crew. Assigned to "A" gang. Currently, an MR1 stationed in Everett, WA,

E-mail: Chilywilc@snet.net
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Dave (Elvis) Wilkinson

Was an Able Seaman in charge of small boats aboard the British minesweeper HMS Maxton (M1165) that participated in Operation Nimbus Star with the Barnstable Co.. You may remember Dave for zipping across Lake Timsah in his Zodiac wearing a bush hat, cutoff jeans and sandals.

E-mail: dw002a2267@blueyonder.co.uk
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Bryan Winslow

Richmond, VA

On board 1988 (ENFA) - 1991(ENFN).

E-mail: bryan_winslow@hotmail.com
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1972-RD3
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David Wittman

"Plank Owner", on board 5/1972(RD3) - 1973(RD2). Ran own computer software business for 10 yrs. Currently, semi-retired computer programmer. David is also the webmaster for another Amphib he was stationed on the USS Nashville (LPD-13)

E-mail: DEWittman@aol.com
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2001-In front of Pentagon
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Walter Wolff FCC(Ret.)

San Vito, Italy
Phone: 39-0831-951970

On board 8/1989 - 8/1991 as FCC. Naval career after leaving the Barnstable: Currently, working for the USAF as a Solar Analyst in Southern Italy.

E-mail: wwolff1@tin.it
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Bob. Wood ENFN

Columbia, MO
(573) 999-6227

On board 9/1974 (ENFN) - 9/1976 (ENFN), worked in A Gang with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) billet. Since leaving the ship and the Navy, Bob has worked in the commercial HVAC industry and currently, is the Columbia Branch Manager for AirMasters Corporartion.

E-mail: bobw@airmasters.com
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William G. Wood SMCS(SW)

Pensacola, FL
(850)457-4082

On board 1982 (SMSR) - 5/1985 (SM3).

E-mail: wood8328@att.net
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Michael Wright



On board 1/1982 (BMSN) - 1/1986(BM3) in 1st Division.

E-mail: warfsidesuper@yahoo.com
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1990 - Cpl Yoho in stbd 3/50 gunmount
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Steve Yoho

Jacksonville, NC

Cpl (E-4), part of the Marine detachment on board 7/1990 - 11/1990 for WATC90. Steve continued to serve in the Marine Corps until honorably discharged in April of 1992. Currently, Steve is the owner of a Little Ceasar Pizza franchise in Jacksonville, NC.

E-mail: IBX.foods@gmail.com
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2006-Steve Yoho
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Rich Zebrowski

Petersburg, VA

On board 1986 (ENFA) - 1988(EN3) in "M" division, worked in #2 & #3 ER's.

E-mail: richjoz@comcast.net
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