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Frank spero Frank spero from Evanston wyo wrote on November 26, 2019:
To those seeking info on Ken Garrison. I was a qm3 and 2 aboard 66 to 68. Ken was my best friend aboard. In 1970 we served together again in Long Beach as craftmasters on 72 foot torpedo retriever boats. K left the service and went to work Naval Undersea and Research Center whom we worked in conjunction with. Ken retired from there and last I knew he stayed in the San Diego area. I was proud of the TJ and Capt. Briggs whom it was honor to have as a skipper. I was on the bridge during the shelling of the TJ. I had the privilege to provide relative bearings to the gun crews from the port alidade. Thanks... Read more
To those seeking info on Ken Garrison. I was a qm3 and 2 aboard 66 to 68. Ken was my best friend aboard. In 1970 we served together again in Long Beach as craftmasters on 72 foot torpedo retriever boats. K left the service and went to work Naval Undersea and Research Center whom we worked in conjunction with. Ken retired from there and last I knew he stayed in the San Diego area. I was proud of the TJ and Capt. Briggs whom it was honor to have as a skipper. I was on the bridge during the shelling of the TJ. I had the privilege to provide relative bearings to the gun crews from the port alidade. Thanks to all that I served with during my time aboard.
Willie Mendiola Willie Mendiola from San Antonio Tx wrote on November 4, 2019:
For all my ship mates that served abroad the Tj during 1971-1975 and before . Bill HR-299 has finally become law.
For all my ship mates that served abroad the Tj during 1971-1975 and before . Bill HR-299 has finally become law.
John Hart John Hart wrote on September 13, 2019:
Heather Lansing, I knew your husband, we rarely used first names, but saddened to learn of his passing. He was a ET and a great guy, always smiling.
Heather Lansing, I knew your husband, we rarely used first names, but saddened to learn of his passing. He was a ET and a great guy, always smiling.
Eric Holbrook Eric Holbrook from Jacksonville Florida wrote on July 23, 2019:
If you make it to the Turner Joy in Bremerton Washington... Look up inside the light over the chart table on the starboard side of the bridge. QM3 Holbrook is inscribed there from 1982. I re-enlistet on that bridge as a Chief Quartermaster (Submarines) in about 1997. I retired as a Senior Chief in 2004.
If you make it to the Turner Joy in Bremerton Washington... Look up inside the light over the chart table on the starboard side of the bridge. QM3 Holbrook is inscribed there from 1982. I re-enlistet on that bridge as a Chief Quartermaster (Submarines) in about 1997. I retired as a Senior Chief in 2004.
EricHolbrook EricHolbrook from Jacksonville Fl wrote on July 23, 2019:
1980 - 1982; Last Westpac, Went into the de-com. Transferred to DDG-13 Hoel. Couple of years there then the USS Oldendorf DD 972. Couple of years there then shore duty as Military Police in Subic. After that, 16 years on 5 submarines. In all, about 24 years. It all started on "TJ".
1980 - 1982; Last Westpac, Went into the de-com. Transferred to DDG-13 Hoel. Couple of years there then the USS Oldendorf DD 972. Couple of years there then shore duty as Military Police in Subic. After that, 16 years on 5 submarines. In all, about 24 years. It all started on "TJ".
Heather Lansing Heather Lansing from Ballston Spa wrote on July 17, 2019:
My husband, Harold “Skeeter “ Lansing served on the Turner Joy from 1964-1967. He recently passed. I would like to learn more about his time on the TJ. Are there any of you who served during that time?
My husband, Harold “Skeeter “ Lansing served on the Turner Joy from 1964-1967. He recently passed. I would like to learn more about his time on the TJ. Are there any of you who served during that time?
Stephen Moran Stephen Moran from Sherwood, OR wrote on July 8, 2019:
My wife and I toured the TJ on Saturday 7-6-19 in Bremerton, WA. The old girl was clean, but showing her age. I was able to tour Gun Plot where I worked 40 years ago... It was worth the trip. The tour helped me remember and appreciate the past crews' service, and the legacy of the TJ. She served us well.
My wife and I toured the TJ on Saturday 7-6-19 in Bremerton, WA. The old girl was clean, but showing her age. I was able to tour Gun Plot where I worked 40 years ago... It was worth the trip. The tour helped me remember and appreciate the past crews' service, and the legacy of the TJ. She served us well.
Mike Williams, USAF retired historian Mike Williams, USAF retired historian from Carlisle, IA wrote on June 17, 2019:
Had a guy call me today and said he bought an empty shell casing from last shell fired from naval vessel from Vietnam war, at a garage sale. Supposedly has written documentation it is authentic. Anyone enlighten me on this subject?
Had a guy call me today and said he bought an empty shell casing from last shell fired from naval vessel from Vietnam war, at a garage sale. Supposedly has written documentation it is authentic. Anyone enlighten me on this subject?
Hal Settle Hal Settle from Mesquite, Texas wrote on May 11, 2019:
I was onboard the TJ as the TechRep for the FLIR & Laser system. I can still remember the nights we went into those (N. Vietnam) bays several times each night, while being barraged by their shore batteries and only hit us a few times. Exciting times those were. You guys were great.
I was onboard the TJ as the TechRep for the FLIR & Laser system. I can still remember the nights we went into those (N. Vietnam) bays several times each night, while being barraged by their shore batteries and only hit us a few times. Exciting times those were. You guys were great.
Gene Smith Gene Smith wrote on May 4, 2019:
I was on board 73-75. I was GMG3. Worked for Chief Blaney. Great memories.
I was on board 73-75. I was GMG3. Worked for Chief Blaney. Great memories.
chad james chad james from redmond wrote on March 6, 2019:
I am sending this notice out to all shipmates - an author, Jim Stevenson is writing a book on strategic bombing including Vietnam. He would like to interview anyone who actually saw (eye-witness) to the Tonkin Gulf Incident on 4 August 1964.
I am sending this notice out to all shipmates - an author, Jim Stevenson is writing a book on strategic bombing including Vietnam. He would like to interview anyone who actually saw (eye-witness) to the Tonkin Gulf Incident on 4 August 1964.
Herb Probst III Herb Probst III from Lock Haven wrote on March 2, 2019:
My Dad, Herb Probst Jr. proudly served on the TJ from July 1966 through December 1967. He returned the flag that is on display in the Chief's Mess at the current TJ museum ship in Bremerton. He was very proud of his time on the TJ and spoke of it often. He passed away on March 1, 2019. I felt the need to post this in case any of his old shipmates remember him.
My Dad, Herb Probst Jr. proudly served on the TJ from July 1966 through December 1967. He returned the flag that is on display in the Chief's Mess at the current TJ museum ship in Bremerton. He was very proud of his time on the TJ and spoke of it often. He passed away on March 1, 2019. I felt the need to post this in case any of his old shipmates remember him.
Connie Vogel-Brown Connie Vogel-Brown from Woodstock, GA wrote on January 30, 2019:
Niece of Com. Carl W. Coe
Niece of Com. Carl W. Coe
Cheryl McKenzie (Hollinsworth ) Cheryl McKenzie (Hollinsworth ) from Converse wrote on December 15, 2018:
Thank you to all who served on this ship. My Father served on this ship and it held a special place to him so much that we still to this day display a picture of it with my Fathers name and rank Chief Petty Officer Roy J. Hollinsworth
Thank you to all who served on this ship. My Father served on this ship and it held a special place to him so much that we still to this day display a picture of it with my Fathers name and rank Chief Petty Officer Roy J. Hollinsworth
Jim Chester Jim Chester from Carson City wrote on November 25, 2018:
To all the crewmembers in the USS Turner Joy Reunion Group. I have relieved Dick Asche as the President of the USS Turner Joy Reunion Group! I wish to thank Dick Asche for his exemplary long term service to our organization. This web site POC information has been updated. We are trying to get all crewmembers updated in their annual dues, which is only $20. In my nearly 30 years of Naval Service as an enlisted man and Surface Warfare line officer, I served on 13 ships and the one ship that rises to the top in terms of rich history, adventure, camaraderie and honor is the USS Turner Joy.
To all the crewmembers in the USS Turner Joy Reunion Group. I have relieved Dick Asche as the President of the USS Turner Joy Reunion Group! I wish to thank Dick Asche for his exemplary long term service to our organization. This web site POC information has been updated. We are trying to get all crewmembers updated in their annual dues, which is only $20. In my nearly 30 years of Naval Service as an enlisted man and Surface Warfare line officer, I served on 13 ships and the one ship that rises to the top in terms of rich history, adventure, camaraderie and honor is the USS Turner Joy.
Conrad Dowhaniak Conrad Dowhaniak from Herkimer wrote on November 10, 2018:
Served on board from 76 to 78 in the supply dept. Looking for shipmates I served with
Served on board from 76 to 78 in the supply dept. Looking for shipmates I served with
Gene Mazza Gene Mazza from San Jose, CA wrote on August 4, 2018:
We were with USS Turner Joy, Gulf Of Tonkin, 28, January, 1973. My regards to crew and their families. Gene Mazza (MM3) USS O'Callahan DE 1051
We were with USS Turner Joy, Gulf Of Tonkin, 28, January, 1973. My regards to crew and their families. Gene Mazza (MM3) USS O'Callahan DE 1051
Amanda Crane Amanda Crane from Sacramento wrote on June 29, 2018:
I’m wondering if anyone served with my father during the Gulf of Tonkin incident. His name was Walter Crane
I’m wondering if anyone served with my father during the Gulf of Tonkin incident. His name was Walter Crane
Paul Kovar Paul Kovar from Edna, Tx wrote on June 7, 2018:
Served aboard during 65-66. I reported aboard in Subic Bay Phillipines and as I approached my new home, a crane was hoisting a new gun mount into place on aft part of ship. After repairs were completed, we left Subic and headed to Viet Nam. A lot of memories and great shipmates.
Served aboard during 65-66. I reported aboard in Subic Bay Phillipines and as I approached my new home, a crane was hoisting a new gun mount into place on aft part of ship. After repairs were completed, we left Subic and headed to Viet Nam. A lot of memories and great shipmates.
EVERETT JOYCE EVERETT JOYCE from Toledo, Ohio wrote on May 9, 2018:
Served on board 77-78, 1st ship, recognized a couple names.
Served on board 77-78, 1st ship, recognized a couple names.
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