Date: 21 March 1998
Name:Tom Brown
Where are you from?: Porterville, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1975-1976
Comments: Served on Gurke from around mid 75 until just before decom. I transfered to duty at phibgrueastpac staff then to pqs devgru San Diego..crossed decked from USS Lockwood ff1064 to Gurke..only one I know is pncm Hays and a GM named White some where in Bakersfield. Catch you later Tom Brown USN retired twice....

 

Date: 21 March 1998
Name:Gary L. Douglas
Where are you from?: Mansfield, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1/66-8/66
Comments: I was aboard the Gurke from January to August, 1966. I followed with interest her history and eventual consignment to another country's navy.

 

Date: 20 March 1998
Name:Anthony M. Greene
Where are you from?: Lynnwood, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1961-1962
Comments: I was an Eletricians Mate in "R" Division and made the 61 WESPAC and Nuclear Tests in 62.

 

Date: 18 March 1998
Name:Phil Reeves
Where are you from?: Albuquerque, NM
Years aboard Gurke: Aug 1966 - July 1968
Comments: As an SA right out of high school, I met GURKE in Taiwan in Aug 1966 and served next two years aboard. Served most of time in Supply Div. as SK3.

Date: 8 March 1998
Name:Terry Rust
Where are you from?: Fort Worth, Texas
Years aboard Gurke: 1974-1976
Comments: I came aboard in Subic as a BT, just looking for some of the old aft fireroom gang.

 

Date: 4 March 1998
Name: Gerald E. Stevens BT3
Where are you from?: Casa, AR
Years aboard Gurke: 1951-1955
Comments: Does any body remember the time we were hit in the fantail while running from those three inchers and Captain Foote comented "you can tell which way we were going"?
I spent my entire time on the Gurke in the forward fire room checking the water. Does anybody have any info or know the wereabouts of (Valantag, Thornton or Clampett)? All served in the early 50's. THE FASTEST DD IN WESTPAC

 

Date: 2 March 1998
Name:James (Jim) Dale Lively MM3
Where are you from?: Hutchinson, KS
Years aboard Gurke: 1956-1957
Comments: I made one trip overseas on the Gurke, before being transferred to the DD 631 USS Erbin. But I DO remember that trip. We made ports at Hawaii, Sidney, Hong Kong, Yokusaka, Kobe, Sasabo, Subic Bay, Guam, Wake, and stopped long enough to refuel at Kwajalein. I've probably forgotten a stop or two. It was only 42 years ago.

 

Date: 28 February 1998
Name:George Rasor
Where are you from?: San Diego,CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1951-1954
Comments: George fax (619)274-8889.

 

Date: 23 February 1998
Name:Joe Wilson, Capt. USN, Ret.
Where are you from?: Lawrenceville, GA
Years aboard Gurke: 1965-1966
Comments: I was privileged to serve with the finest crew on the finest Tin Can that ever existed. I hope to hear from some of my old shipmates.

 

Date: 16 February 1998
Name:Al Holton
Where are you from?: Aledo, Texas
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: Tom ,
You have a nice home/ship page.I hope that your counter works.
Al

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