Log Book N0. 36

Date: 3 October 1999
Name:John V. Caro EMC/Retd.
Email: kcaro@home.com
Where are you from?: San Diego, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 0
Comments: I was not aboard Gurke, but served aboard Henderson (DD785) from April 1958 until Oct. 1961 when I left the ship in Mare Island to report for a tour of duty in Amarillo, Texas as a Recruiter. During my tour of duty aboard 785 , we made three WestPac cruises and spent a lot of time on the Taiwan patrol. Have lot memories of that period of my life both good and bad. Having been in SubPac earlier in my career, Tin Cans were a very interesting change. Would like to hear from any ship mates from those days. Fair winds and a following sea Gurke, Have a great reunion in Tucson.

Date: 3 October 1999
Name:David W. Owens
Email: dwowens@erols.com
Where are you from?: Glen Allen, VA
Years aboard Gurke: 1960-62
Comments: Had no idea this web page existed until recently while working on a project in Roanoke, Virginia. Truly sorry I missed the reunion in Norfolk.

Date: 2 October 1999
Name:Lawrence J. Smith (Red)
Email: Red@FltDyn.com
Where are you from?: Milwaukie, OR
Years aboard Gurke: '67 - '70
Comments: Best ship - best crew!!

Date: 30 September 1999
Name: Mark Smith
Email: jmark90@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Jackson, MO
Years aboard Gurke: 4-75 to 1-76
Comments: Anybody heard from Thomas Riciki? Or Harold Gore?

Date: 28 September 1999
Name:Robert R Hernandez
Email: beto34@flash.net
Where are you from?: San Antonio, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1952 to 1956
Comments: MM3 E Division. Tom: You have done an excellent job. I was amazed at all the info. available on the "Mighty Gurke", keep up the 4.0 job. God willing we will see you at the 2000 reunion.

Date: 23 September 1999
Name:Ed O'Gallagher
Email: hitech6582@juno.com
Where are you from?: Mary Esther, FL
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: I was aboard Gurke's sistership USS ROWAN (DD 782) from May 58 to Sep 60. Lot's of memorable times. Have a blast at your reunion!

Date: 21 September 1999
Name:J. W. "Bill" Hegeman
Email: BHEGEMAN@AOL.COM
Where are you from?: Draper, UT
Years aboard Gurke: 1958-61
Comments: I SPENT 34 YEARS ON ACTIVE DUTY RETIRING IN 1990. WENT TO WORK FOR A COUPLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANIES FINALY TAKING OF MY BACKPACK FOR GOOD MID-1997. DID SOME CONSULTING AND NOW WE ARE DOING THE RV BIT. LT. CIC/OPS

Date: 19 September 1999
Name:Myrle Whidden
Email: myrlew@aol.com
Where are you from?: Daytona Beach, FL
Years aboard Gurke: 1948 - 1952
Comments:

Date: 14 September 1999
Name:Peter M. Curtin
Email: pmcurtin@aol.com
Where are you from?: Chula Vista, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 6/62-9/63
Comments: Nice to be aboard again, Gurke was my first ship. I reported aboard in June 62 while the ship was back in Pearl for upkeep between Operation Dominic Tests. Was assigned as 1st Lt, under the wings of Chief Shipp and BM1s Bunyard (sp?)and Ruble. During my first UNREP we executed an emergency breakaway. Later moved to FOX division as ASWO.

Date: 12 September 1999
Name:Brian Cain
Email: LEATHERLUNGS@USA.NET
Where are you from?: Gulfport, FL
Years aboard Gurke: 1973-1974
Comments: REMEMBERING BACK WHEN AND OLD FRIENDS. BRIAN SHSN SUPPLY
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