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Shirl Maldonado (SNITH) Shirl Maldonado (SNITH) from Kansas City MO wrote on February 23, 2016:
The only man I ever loved was stationed on USS Turner Joy 1981 and 1980. He died shortly after coming home in 1982. Miss him so much. Hope one day to visit the ship and feel where he once was.
The only man I ever loved was stationed on USS Turner Joy 1981 and 1980. He died shortly after coming home in 1982. Miss him so much. Hope one day to visit the ship and feel where he once was.
Gary Nelson Gary Nelson from Carlsbad, California wrote on February 4, 2016:
Served aboard the Turner Joy from April 1973 until January 1975 as FTG-3. Assigned to MK-56 GFCS and MK-5 TDS maintenance and operation. I spent three weeks in the Gulf of Tonkin just after the last 5" shot was fired (Good timing eh!). Chief Bartlett was in charge of the Fire Control team at that time. I reported directly to FTG-1 Ferrell. Very good memories of the two West Pac deployments. Subic, Hong Kong, Subic, Surabaya, Subic, Yokosuka, Subic, Honolulu, Long Beach and San Diego. I attended the Bloomington, Mn. reunion and I plan to attend the next reunion (wherever it is?). Thanks to all of you, my shipmates for maintaining contact to keep the the proud legacy and legend... Read more
Served aboard the Turner Joy from April 1973 until January 1975 as FTG-3. Assigned to MK-56 GFCS and MK-5 TDS maintenance and operation. I spent three weeks in the Gulf of Tonkin just after the last 5" shot was fired (Good timing eh!). Chief Bartlett was in charge of the Fire Control team at that time. I reported directly to FTG-1 Ferrell. Very good memories of the two West Pac deployments. Subic, Hong Kong, Subic, Surabaya, Subic, Yokosuka, Subic, Honolulu, Long Beach and San Diego. I attended the Bloomington, Mn. reunion and I plan to attend the next reunion (wherever it is?). Thanks to all of you, my shipmates for maintaining contact to keep the the proud legacy and legend of the USS Turner Joy alive and well.
Richard Wolff Richard Wolff from Avon, MN wrote on January 23, 2016:
I served on the TJ 63-67 as a MM in foward Engine Room
I served on the TJ 63-67 as a MM in foward Engine Room
James Haake James Haake from San Diego wrote on January 22, 2016:
Leon Haake, my father, was on the Turner Joy during the Gulf of Tonkin. Sadly he has passed, going thru his belongings I found the Zippo lighter he carried for many years with the Turner Joy on it the date Aug. 4, 1964 and the words Gulf of Tonkin. Any one know or serve with him? I also may be interested in donating the lighter to the Turner Joy. It was great to find the ship is still afloat and well.
Leon Haake, my father, was on the Turner Joy during the Gulf of Tonkin. Sadly he has passed, going thru his belongings I found the Zippo lighter he carried for many years with the Turner Joy on it the date Aug. 4, 1964 and the words Gulf of Tonkin. Any one know or serve with him? I also may be interested in donating the lighter to the Turner Joy. It was great to find the ship is still afloat and well.
Scott Dudley Scott Dudley from Miami wrote on January 19, 2016:
Does anyone remember the "Virgin Party" circa 1971?
Does anyone remember the "Virgin Party" circa 1971?
John Stires John Stires from Simi Valley wrote on January 17, 2016:
Hello Shipmates, another year has passed and hope this year brings joy and happiness to you all. Served on TJ from 1978 - 1982. Had some awesome times and met the love of my life during West Pac / South Pac 1980.
Hello Shipmates, another year has passed and hope this year brings joy and happiness to you all. Served on TJ from 1978 - 1982. Had some awesome times and met the love of my life during West Pac / South Pac 1980.
James Haake James Haake from San Diego wrote on January 11, 2016:
Any one know or serve with Leon Haake MM1?
Any one know or serve with Leon Haake MM1?
Don Hudson Don Hudson from Sanger,Texas wrote on December 25, 2015:
Was a Plank owner. Put the ship in Comission & went on good will tour. Was aboard until discharge in 1961 Worked in the boiler room
Was a Plank owner. Put the ship in Comission & went on good will tour. Was aboard until discharge in 1961 Worked in the boiler room
Debra Richard Sutphin Debra Richard Sutphin from Lake Charles wrote on October 6, 2015:
My brother Robert Richard served on this ship when he was in the Navy!
My brother Robert Richard served on this ship when he was in the Navy!
Frank Jowers Frank Jowers from Apopka Florida wrote on August 3, 2015:
I served aboard Turner Joy from 65-69 .I have I have heard president Obama plans to honor Jane Fonda as one of the women of the century. This is an insult to all of .
I served aboard Turner Joy from 65-69 .I have I have heard president Obama plans to honor Jane Fonda as one of the women of the century. This is an insult to all of .
Sue Irvine (Paul) Sue Irvine (Paul) from Yorba Linda wrote on July 26, 2015:
William Harper…if you are trying to tie in swift boat activity to AO…We are too. In 66-67 tour there were 2 viet cong prisoners and a guard from the boat brought onto the TJ. Pix are in cruise book…I am trying to get more info on issue. If I get it I will let you know. We have talked to commander Briggs and he remembers being taken to Da Nang airfield during that same cruise. The bosanmate (sp) who took him and stayed on shore while he was mtg was approved for benefits based on Briggs recollection. Need more specifics about any contact between shore and ship…if you get anything would love to know more. we are going to reopen... Read more
William Harper…if you are trying to tie in swift boat activity to AO…We are too. In 66-67 tour there were 2 viet cong prisoners and a guard from the boat brought onto the TJ. Pix are in cruise book…I am trying to get more info on issue. If I get it I will let you know. We have talked to commander Briggs and he remembers being taken to Da Nang airfield during that same cruise. The bosanmate (sp) who took him and stayed on shore while he was mtg was approved for benefits based on Briggs recollection. Need more specifics about any contact between shore and ship…if you get anything would love to know more. we are going to reopen Paul's case, just trying get more details to present. thanks sue
Barry C Wood Barry C Wood from Lodi, CA wrote on July 10, 2015:
I made the 2014 reunion, the first one I went to. It was good to see the TJ. A lot of changes were made since I was stationed on her (59-64). Was glad to see my first chief (Manuel Padilla) and Ron Trombley (we were the only plank owners at this reunion). Had a good time and hope to be able to do the next one at Bremerton. Anyone heard from the Mydruk? brothers?
I made the 2014 reunion, the first one I went to. It was good to see the TJ. A lot of changes were made since I was stationed on her (59-64). Was glad to see my first chief (Manuel Padilla) and Ron Trombley (we were the only plank owners at this reunion). Had a good time and hope to be able to do the next one at Bremerton. Anyone heard from the Mydruk? brothers?
Richard Asche Richard Asche from Port Orchard, WA wrote on June 22, 2015:
During a port visit to Melbourne Australia in 1967 a little three year old girl was seen hopscotching on the decks of TJ. The incident was photographed and that little girl would like to know if anyone remembers. Please let me know..Dick
During a port visit to Melbourne Australia in 1967 a little three year old girl was seen hopscotching on the decks of TJ. The incident was photographed and that little girl would like to know if anyone remembers. Please let me know..Dick
Paul Irvine Paul Irvine from Yorba Linda wrote on June 10, 2015:
Paul Irvine FN was on two Westpac tours 66-68. He survived two bouts of cancer. One is a presumptive disease for everyone EXCEPT blue (deep) water navy, Paul was denied any benefits, because BWN must prove the Agent Orange came to you along the coast and/or Da Nang Harbor. Our question is: During 66-67 tour a swift water boat transferred two viet cong prisoners to TJ. Do any of you remember how long they were on board? Were they placed in the Brig? We have been to see the TJ, but can not agree where the original brig was…does anyone remember? We have been in touch with CDR. Briggs and he has been very helpful with any questions we may... Read more
Paul Irvine FN was on two Westpac tours 66-68. He survived two bouts of cancer. One is a presumptive disease for everyone EXCEPT blue (deep) water navy, Paul was denied any benefits, because BWN must prove the Agent Orange came to you along the coast and/or Da Nang Harbor. Our question is: During 66-67 tour a swift water boat transferred two viet cong prisoners to TJ. Do any of you remember how long they were on board? Were they placed in the Brig? We have been to see the TJ, but can not agree where the original brig was…does anyone remember? We have been in touch with CDR. Briggs and he has been very helpful with any questions we may have. Recently the courts have struck down the "boots on the ground" requirement. They were directed to account for very obvious runoff to the bays and oceans. There is some hope, so we are adding all possible explanation that those sailors on TJ were subjected to AO. Would like to hear from anyone that has suffered from a presumptive illness that served on TJ
John W Hart FTG1 John W Hart FTG1 wrote on May 21, 2015:
Was aboard '65-'69. FTG1 Remember Jowers SK2 well. All those vacuum tubes from supply. Also, 3 westpacs with D. Stewart.
Was aboard '65-'69. FTG1 Remember Jowers SK2 well. All those vacuum tubes from supply. Also, 3 westpacs with D. Stewart.
frank jowers sk2 frank jowers sk2 from apopka wrote on April 19, 2015:
65/69 we were in an insane time and we were all a little insane taking on more ammo than we had room for /receiving pallets of shells from helos. Like we had good sense you all were the best. May God continue to watch over you as he did then.
65/69 we were in an insane time and we were all a little insane taking on more ammo than we had room for /receiving pallets of shells from helos. Like we had good sense you all were the best. May God continue to watch over you as he did then.
Richard W Spence Richard W Spence from Suffolk, VA wrote on April 10, 2015:
hello Sally, Bobby , Noman, this Dk3 Spence hit me up
hello Sally, Bobby , Noman, this Dk3 Spence hit me up
William F. Harper William F. Harper from Kansas wrote on November 28, 2014:
I went aboard the Turner Joy in early '67 to late'68. Does anyone else remember off loading and on loading stores and papers from river boats AKA swift boats during that time? Please let me know, thanks!
I went aboard the Turner Joy in early '67 to late'68. Does anyone else remember off loading and on loading stores and papers from river boats AKA swift boats during that time? Please let me know, thanks!
Lawrence Cox Lawrence Cox from Idaho wrote on November 4, 2014:
My father served on the Turner Joy and I have a photo of him and his wife standing next to the funnel. His name was Joseph M. Cox and he was a shopkeeper. His wife's name is Dorothy H. Cox. Joseph died in 1996 w/complications following the amputation of his rt. leg.
My father served on the Turner Joy and I have a photo of him and his wife standing next to the funnel. His name was Joseph M. Cox and he was a shopkeeper. His wife's name is Dorothy H. Cox. Joseph died in 1996 w/complications following the amputation of his rt. leg.
lou dunkel lou dunkel from Oregon wrote on October 15, 2014:
Looking for Ken Garrison - The Bell girls
Looking for Ken Garrison - The Bell girls
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