Log Book No. 49

Date: 20 August 2000
Name:Jeffrey R. Leary
Email: aerie@dbstech.com
Where are you from?: Rockport, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1970/1972
Comments: Shades of Yokusaka and Hong Kong! MM2 Division: M

Date: 18 August 2000
Name:Doyle W. Robinson
Email: www.gnslngr110@aol.com
Where are you from?: Knoxville, Tennessee
Years aboard Gurke: 1945-1946
Comments: May all your winds be calm.

Date: 17 August 2000
Name:Byron T. Lott
Email: Lott15@attbi.com
Where are you from?: Plainfield, IL
Years aboard Gurke: 1959-1961
Comments: FT/2 Division: Fox

Date: 16 August 2000
Name:James E. (Jack) Niernberger
Where are you from?: Midlothian, VA
Years aboard Gurke: 1959-1961
Comments: Joined the Gurke at Hunter's Point while in the yards. Made a trip across the Pacific and back. Fortunately during peaceful times. Will be spending some time looking through the website.

Date: 14 August 2000
Name:Johnie R. McIntyre
Email: GurkeGm3_49_51@msn.com
Where are you from?: Richland, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1948-1951
Comments: I was a very satisfied and content sailor and thoroughly enjoyed my time aboard the U.S.S.Gurke. I was reassigned [not voluntary] to the U.S.S.Laws DD558 for recomissioning and for it's assumed later/future duty in Korea.

Date: 10 August 2000
Name:William H Craig
Email: tesbug@aol.com
Where are you from?: Moreno Valley, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1951-1955
Comments: My father was on this ship. I am his daughter, Teresa. My address, phone and email above. I have been searching for information on "His Ship", a birthday gift for my dad. Thank you.

Date: 8 August 2000
Name:Larry S. Andreassen
Email: larger@means.net
Where are you from?: Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Years aboard Gurke: 1958-59
Comments: RD3

Date: 3 August 2000
Name:John Titchenal
Email: jktitch@earthlink.net
Where are you from?: Spokane, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1965-1968
Comments: I can't believe that this web site has so many people that I remember and some that I can't. I get out the old cruise books and look up your pictures and see what we looked like half a life time ago. Sometimes I miss those times and other times late at night I can almost see the reflection of the moon on the calm waters of the Tonkin Gulf and hear the hum of our engines. Spent a lot of nights on the fantail just watching the wake we made. Oh well sure is nice to see you all here I have raised a family and those of you who remember I did a little Upholstery while on board well I have spent the better part of the past 31 years doing just that. Had a shop here in Spokane until 97, had to shut it down cause of the arthritis in my wrists and back and Degenerative Joint disease in my knees. 'm on VA disability now and working as a Service Officer for the Disabled American Veterans at the VA Medical Center here in Spokane. Sure would like to here from some of you. Phone at the VAMC 509-434-7746 8am-430pm m-f Pacific Time. Still have cruise books from 66 and 68. Now my granddaughter pulls them out and asks me questions about what we did and where we went. SM3 two tours to nam.

Date: 3 August 2000
Name:Terry Olson
Email: barb.olson@verizon.net
Where are you from?: Redmond, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1963-1965
Comments: Started as FTG-3 ended as FTG-2. I felt the the coming of "Hot Rod Wilson" was the begining of a geat rebirth of moral.

Date: 3 August 2000
Name:John L. Gier
Email: widgetmfg@aol.com
Where are you from?: Omaha, Nebraska
Years aboard Gurke: 1968-1970
Comments: The Gurke crew had to be the finest bunch of guys in the fleet. Best of Luck to all my old shipmates. You may see a picture of yourself on my web page: http://citizenjohn.com/WOLFWEB/titlepg.htm

Date: 30 July 2000
Name:Wayne Cobb
Email: ncobb32502@aol.com
Where are you from?: Lubbock, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1950-1952
Comments: Looking to hear from shipmates.
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