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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?
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.
Patrick Jerrold Patrick Jerrold from Elberton Ga wrote on April 28, 2018:
Hello to all. TJ was my first ship. Served on her from Apr 78-May 80. Went through the major overhaul in Long Beach and sea trials. Was transferred just before Westpac. I basically grew up in the Navy on her.
Hello to all. TJ was my first ship. Served on her from Apr 78-May 80. Went through the major overhaul in Long Beach and sea trials. Was transferred just before Westpac. I basically grew up in the Navy on her.
Ray frakes Ray frakes from Mineral Wells Texas wrote on April 8, 2018:
On board 59/64. Hope too see shipmates in 2018.
On board 59/64. Hope too see shipmates in 2018.
Chad James Chad James from Redmond, OR wrote on February 25, 2018:
This is a "Shout-out" to all shipmates to gather as many crewmembers you can find and have them come to this years reunion onboard our legacy ship in Bremerton, WA. She promises to behold you and give you back some personal feelings and memories. To honor her and to share with each other in telling your stories. It will be a good time for all - especially for those onboard during her final years of steaming. We the reunion committee - look forward to your early sign-up and commitment to participate in this years reunion. In doing so, this allows us to better prepare for your visit. Thanks
This is a "Shout-out" to all shipmates to gather as many crewmembers you can find and have them come to this years reunion onboard our legacy ship in Bremerton, WA. She promises to behold you and give you back some personal feelings and memories. To honor her and to share with each other in telling your stories. It will be a good time for all - especially for those onboard during her final years of steaming. We the reunion committee - look forward to your early sign-up and commitment to participate in this years reunion. In doing so, this allows us to better prepare for your visit. Thanks
LCDR JIm Chester USN (Ret) LCDR JIm Chester USN (Ret) from Carson City, NV wrote on January 4, 2018:
This is for Brian Andrew Bartlett! I was there on the USS Turner Joy with your Dad and I am reasonably sure he pulled the trigger down in gun plot that fired the last naval round of the Vietnam conflict at 0759 and 15 secs to impact in the DMZ at precisely the cease fire! The heavy combat we endured for nearly one solid month was not an exaggeration whatsoever! Until the publishing of Fighting to Leave in 2008, by Bob Stoffey, the truth about the end of the Vietnam conflict was not properly told. The Alpha and the Omega is also true, because TJ was involved in the Tonkin Gulf incident in early August 1964 with the USS Maddox... Read more
This is for Brian Andrew Bartlett! I was there on the USS Turner Joy with your Dad and I am reasonably sure he pulled the trigger down in gun plot that fired the last naval round of the Vietnam conflict at 0759 and 15 secs to impact in the DMZ at precisely the cease fire! The heavy combat we endured for nearly one solid month was not an exaggeration whatsoever! Until the publishing of Fighting to Leave in 2008, by Bob Stoffey, the truth about the end of the Vietnam conflict was not properly told. The Alpha and the Omega is also true, because TJ was involved in the Tonkin Gulf incident in early August 1964 with the USS Maddox (DD-731) where the Johnson Administration chose this incident to escalate the Vietnam War under the HOT War part of the Cold War doctrine. Furthermore I worked closely with your Dad in combat and did things that were nearly impossible because of his knowledge and team spirit! He helped produce miracles in combat! Your Dad is NOT exaggerating one bit! That may shock you, but it's all true! Also we had a civilian techrep, Hal Settle, we took into battle with us and he maintained the laser and the FLIR. That is also fact! One last thing! TJ fired more rounds in direct combat [3200] in one day than any other destroyer in the Vietnam conflict! Just happened to be the last day of the Vietnam War until the cease fire at 0800 Local, 28 Jan 1973. TJ was the last all gun destroyer ever built! Your Dad is a very large part of history! Jim Chester
Ricky jacobs Ricky jacobs from Brunswick,Ga. wrote on December 4, 2017:
Served aboard from late 1964 until mid 1967 hello to all shipmates
Served aboard from late 1964 until mid 1967 hello to all shipmates
Brian Andrew Bartlett (USN 1994-1998) Brian Andrew Bartlett (USN 1994-1998) from Gainesville wrote on October 18, 2017:
My father FTGCS Oscar Jay Bartlett (Ret.) was aboard during both the Gulf of Tonkin incident and when the last shot of the conflict was fired. I LOVE dad, but I'm not sure I belive his story (dad exaggerates sometimes, but it's in good fun) that being the senior FT aboard he pulled the trigger for the last shot. I'd love it if one of his shipmates could confirm or deny it. Also is "The Alpha and Omega" an official ships nickname or something dad calls her? Either way, it's appropriate and BillyBadAss! Thanks shipmates Go NAVY! Beat ARMY!
My father FTGCS Oscar Jay Bartlett (Ret.) was aboard during both the Gulf of Tonkin incident and when the last shot of the conflict was fired. I LOVE dad, but I'm not sure I belive his story (dad exaggerates sometimes, but it's in good fun) that being the senior FT aboard he pulled the trigger for the last shot. I'd love it if one of his shipmates could confirm or deny it. Also is "The Alpha and Omega" an official ships nickname or something dad calls her? Either way, it's appropriate and BillyBadAss! Thanks shipmates Go NAVY! Beat ARMY!
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