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Greg Toomes/Rock Greg Toomes/Rock from Los Angeles wrote on June 20, 2017:
Hello fellow shipmates. I served aboard the TJ from 1978 to 1982. I would like to hear from some of my shipmates; Hop, Alleyne, Kid Blast, T-tight. Spence, Kirby D, Slim, Hercu-Rock, Mayfield, and others.
Hello fellow shipmates. I served aboard the TJ from 1978 to 1982. I would like to hear from some of my shipmates; Hop, Alleyne, Kid Blast, T-tight. Spence, Kirby D, Slim, Hercu-Rock, Mayfield, and others.
Dan Rinkoski-MSSN Dan Rinkoski-MSSN wrote on June 15, 2017:
HEY CREWMATES! SEE A FEW NAMES AND REMEMBER GOOD TIMES! WAS SERVING MEALS WITH THE LAST CREW 80-81. BEST OF TIMES AT MID-RATS AND THE LAST CRUISE. GOD BLESS & TAKE GOOD CARE!
HEY CREWMATES! SEE A FEW NAMES AND REMEMBER GOOD TIMES! WAS SERVING MEALS WITH THE LAST CREW 80-81. BEST OF TIMES AT MID-RATS AND THE LAST CRUISE. GOD BLESS & TAKE GOOD CARE!
Wayne Moberg Wayne Moberg from Buhl, ID. wrote on June 9, 2017:
Aboard1966-1968. Retired off her. Greatest duty in eight ships. Wonderful crew,outstanding captain and exec.Seeyou in 2018... Retired off her.
Aboard1966-1968. Retired off her. Greatest duty in eight ships. Wonderful crew,outstanding captain and exec.Seeyou in 2018... Retired off her.
Fred Van Lith Fred Van Lith from East Wenatchee, Wash. wrote on May 22, 2017:
FTG2 Fred Van Lith I served aboard the TJ from July '69' until Nov. '73'. I was assigned to the MK 68 GFCS maintenance and operation, under FTGC Bartlett. During my 4 1/2 years on board I made three Westpac cruises. I was in Plot one when we fired the last round in Viet Nam. Just wanted to say "Hi" to all those I served with!! Would love to hear from any of you. I will visit the TJ In June of this year...a great ship!
FTG2 Fred Van Lith I served aboard the TJ from July '69' until Nov. '73'. I was assigned to the MK 68 GFCS maintenance and operation, under FTGC Bartlett. During my 4 1/2 years on board I made three Westpac cruises. I was in Plot one when we fired the last round in Viet Nam. Just wanted to say "Hi" to all those I served with!! Would love to hear from any of you. I will visit the TJ In June of this year...a great ship!
Ernst Linnemann` Ernst Linnemann` from Issaquah, WA wrote on April 9, 2017:
I understand that the ship went in to have the hull scraped and repainted. Is the job complete? If not yet completed, when is the due date as I'd like to photo coming out of the Ballard Locks. Please advise via my email above.
I understand that the ship went in to have the hull scraped and repainted. Is the job complete? If not yet completed, when is the due date as I'd like to photo coming out of the Ballard Locks. Please advise via my email above.
Claudine Miller Claudine Miller from Seattle wrote on February 28, 2017:
My father-in-law was the TJ's last XO. I've heard so many wonderful stories of this great ship, and my husband and I love that our little boys are so proud of the TJ ("Grandpa's ship!"). We visit it as often as we can, as my boys love to hang out in their grandpa's old berth and wandering the ship connecting all of the stories to the TJ. The Turner Joy is almost like a family member! ๐Ÿ™‚
My father-in-law was the TJ's last XO. I've heard so many wonderful stories of this great ship, and my husband and I love that our little boys are so proud of the TJ ("Grandpa's ship!"). We visit it as often as we can, as my boys love to hang out in their grandpa's old berth and wandering the ship connecting all of the stories to the TJ. The Turner Joy is almost like a family member! ๐Ÿ™‚
Douglas Benton Douglas Benton from St.John, Virgin Islands wrote on February 27, 2017:
FTG3-August 65 thru November 67. I thought the September 2016 reunion was great. On this board I saw Gunners Mate Vinny Bongirno and FTG Dick Stewart have posted. Love to see you guys at next reunion, John Hart was there in Norfolk. Are you on Facebook,didn't find you there. TJ,was a great experience.
FTG3-August 65 thru November 67. I thought the September 2016 reunion was great. On this board I saw Gunners Mate Vinny Bongirno and FTG Dick Stewart have posted. Love to see you guys at next reunion, John Hart was there in Norfolk. Are you on Facebook,didn't find you there. TJ,was a great experience.
Richard Adelsberger Richard Adelsberger from Cedar Hill Missouri wrote on February 16, 2017:
I was 17 when I first came on board. 01/31/64 to 03/05/66. Just wanted to say Hi to all I served with. Hope everyone is well.
I was 17 when I first came on board. 01/31/64 to 03/05/66. Just wanted to say Hi to all I served with. Hope everyone is well.
Ray frakes Ray frakes from Mineral wrote on January 15, 2017:
Found out shipmate Terry Mayfield passed away a couple years ago. R.I.P. MY FRIEND.
Found out shipmate Terry Mayfield passed away a couple years ago. R.I.P. MY FRIEND.
Larry Nader Larry Nader from Surprise wrote on January 13, 2017:
I served in the Electronic Division from 1980-1982 and was trying to reach Johnnie Young and Lonnie Moore who both were ETs aboard the TJ the same time that I was. Part of the last west pac crew before decommissioning. My email address is LPNad97@gmail.com or I am easily found on Facebook.
I served in the Electronic Division from 1980-1982 and was trying to reach Johnnie Young and Lonnie Moore who both were ETs aboard the TJ the same time that I was. Part of the last west pac crew before decommissioning. My email address is LPNad97@gmail.com or I am easily found on Facebook.
Noel Lane III Noel Lane III from Costa Mesa wrote on November 17, 2016:
I am trying to locate two shipmates in WA Division on the Turner Joy, 1972/1973: Bruce Hammerich STG2 Anthony Mate SN
I am trying to locate two shipmates in WA Division on the Turner Joy, 1972/1973: Bruce Hammerich STG2 Anthony Mate SN
Noel Lane III Noel Lane III from Costa Mesa wrote on November 17, 2016:
I served with Jack Grindstaff on the Turner Joy from 1972 - 1973. Jack was an STG1. I was a TM2. We were both in WA Division.
I served with Jack Grindstaff on the Turner Joy from 1972 - 1973. Jack was an STG1. I was a TM2. We were both in WA Division.
Nicholas Alexander Nicholas Alexander from Bellflower, Ca. wrote on November 8, 2016:
Served on the Turner Joy 73-77. Proud to be part of her history.
Served on the Turner Joy 73-77. Proud to be part of her history.
Carl Bishop Carl Bishop from Redwood City wrote on October 22, 2016:
It was my home aboard this historical ship in the early 70โ€™s. Earn my Shellback and Golden Shellback upon crossing of the Equator in two consecutive tours. Thanks Dick for creating this website in keeping TJ alive on her historical and collective memories.
It was my home aboard this historical ship in the early 70โ€™s. Earn my Shellback and Golden Shellback upon crossing of the Equator in two consecutive tours. Thanks Dick for creating this website in keeping TJ alive on her historical and collective memories.
Paul Witteman Paul Witteman from Kodiak wrote on August 13, 2016:
Does anybody remember a Jack Grindstaff ? He would have been an STG2 or 3 in the 70's. He was my Chief on the John Young, DD 973 in 81.. one hell of a good guy...
Does anybody remember a Jack Grindstaff ? He would have been an STG2 or 3 in the 70's. He was my Chief on the John Young, DD 973 in 81.. one hell of a good guy...
Brian Soncrant Brian Soncrant from Mesa wrote on August 5, 2016:
I was on the TJ during the 1971 Westpap
I was on the TJ during the 1971 Westpap
Patrick R Pitts Patrick R Pitts from Seaside wrote on July 30, 2016:
I served on the TJ from 67-72 as STG2. I remember Chief Moberg, Todd Hale, Precious Procter! Now retired living in California. Ahoy Mateys!
I served on the TJ from 67-72 as STG2. I remember Chief Moberg, Todd Hale, Precious Procter! Now retired living in California. Ahoy Mateys!
Jay Wilson Jay Wilson from La Habra, CA. wrote on July 21, 2016:
Hello to all my Shipmates especially all plank owners, I was aboard 59 thru 63 as an FT. Enjoyed my service aboard, the best crew and Officers.
Hello to all my Shipmates especially all plank owners, I was aboard 59 thru 63 as an FT. Enjoyed my service aboard, the best crew and Officers.
Mike Shaw Mike Shaw from Chiang Mai, Thailand wrote on July 19, 2016:
Onboard Jan - Jun 1970, EM2, now retired living in Chiang Mai since July 2014, met a Thai lady shortly after arriving, married last year, bought a new townhouse 2 months ago. If interested, I'm poka513 on YouTube.
Onboard Jan - Jun 1970, EM2, now retired living in Chiang Mai since July 2014, met a Thai lady shortly after arriving, married last year, bought a new townhouse 2 months ago. If interested, I'm poka513 on YouTube.
Terrill N Brown Terrill N Brown from Mesa wrote on April 27, 2016:
Terry Brown, aka 'Charlie Brown', MM3 I served on the TJ from 1965 - 1968 in the Aft engine room. From Nebraska/Colorado and now am in Mesa AZ since '68.
Terry Brown, aka 'Charlie Brown', MM3 I served on the TJ from 1965 - 1968 in the Aft engine room. From Nebraska/Colorado and now am in Mesa AZ since '68.
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