Log Book No. 47

Date: 23 June 2000
Name:Bill Johnston
Email: billysharon@prodigy.net
Where are you from?: Norman, OK
Years aboard Gurke:
Comments: Served in the same division aboard the Southerland during the 50's. Just checking out the ships in our division...

Date: 19 June 2000
Name:Matt Carlson
Email: matcon1@msn.com
Where are you from?: Phoenix, AZ
Years aboard Gurke: 1973-1975

Date: 14 June 2000
Name:Trent (Bill) Bible
Email: Tbubbabill@aol.com
Where are you from?:
2411 Charleston Sq
Phone: 423-485-1089
Years aboard Gurke: 1952-1954
Comments: This is my first Gurke contact since 1954. Looking forward to seeing everyone again in San Antonio.

Date: 13 june 2000
Name:Wilford Warren
Email: erono1@aol.com
Where are you from?: Newark, NJ
Years aboard Gurke: 3-75 - 1-76
Comments: Hello, I just want 2 say that whenever I think about my tour on the Gurke I break out into a big smile! As an 18 year old it was a great adventure and experience. I often think about the old port calls and how we bonded. Remember taking the cup and leaving Japan with the broom hanging. Life has been good 2 me and my days aboard the Gurke was a tour in which some could only wish for. Doc, Larry, Roscoe, Mason, Hicks, Horton where r u guys????? and 2 the CIC Crew (all 6 of us) as Chief Brown would say "listen up u dopers". I left the Gurke and was sent 2 USS Chicago but the Gurke is what I still consider home!! Peace! Warren

Date: 7 June 2000
Name: Billy "Jack" Smith
Email: No Email
Where are you from?: Houston, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1952-1954
Comments: I was an electrician. Came from boot camp to the Gurke and made EM3.

Date: 4 June 2000
Name:Richard N. Urias
Email: ricku8@cox.net
Where are you from?: Escondido, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1951-1952
Comments: Was a Quartermaster striker and then third class. served under Radel, CDR; Gill, Exec.

Date: 3 June 2000
Name:Tom Rusbridge
Email: tomrus@mediaone.net
Where are you from?: Jacksonville, FL
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: Was stationed aboard sister ship USS Rowan (DD-782) from 69-71 in San Diego.

Date: 3 June 2000
Name:Darryl Bolstad
Email: bolstadd@aol.com
Where are you from?: Carlsbad, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1954-1956
Comments: RM2 from 1954 to 1956 under Edwin Rosenberg Commanding.

Date: 2 June 2000
Name:William H. Johnson
Email: ekj@smnet.net
Where are you from?: Franklin, NC
Years aboard Gurke: 1954-1955
Comments: I was ships Master At Arms for about a year and after that I worked on the 40 Millimeter Guns. I stood lots of Quarter Deck watches. I was mount captian in mount 52 5 in. gun mount. I was transfered for discharge Feb. 1956. I would like to get in touch with Donald Jurkovich who lived in Washington Pa. in the 1950's. It would be great to see my other ship mates also. GM2 Division: Ordnance

Date: 30 May 2000
Name:Alvin J. Vildibill
Email: alv@sdsc.edu
Where are you from?: El Cajon, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1957
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