Log Book No. 59

Date: 15 July 2001
Name:John L Tremaine
Email: mainstreet2@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Pinetop, AZ
Years aboard Gurke: Commissioning to 1945
Comments: I was assigned to the ship upon commission and was on the shake down out of Brementon,Washington. Was a crew member until discharge in 1945.

Date: 13 July 2001
Name:John Sauls
Email: pjsauls@ayrix.net
Where are you from?: Grenada, MS
Years aboard Gurke: 1971
Comments: Very interesting Site - glad to see some info on my old ship.

Date: 6 July 2001
Name:Terry Reeder
Email: treeder@erols.com
Where are you from?: Fredericksburg, VA
Years aboard Gurke: 1966-1968
Comments: I reported aboard Gurke in Hong Kong, 1966, as a brand-new, green Ensign. After some hot times with the snipes in B Division, I moved to WG Division as the Gunnery Officer and made the 67-68 WestPac deployment. Great memories of a great ship with a great bunch of people. And now a great web site . . . the Gurke tradition still lives! My wife, Lucy, and I now live in a (mostly) empty nest in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Date: 27 June 2001
Name:Steve Shafer
Email: shafersteve@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Goldsboro, NC
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: I was a DER sailor. Spent 22 years in the US Navy and loved it. Until they changed it so much I had to get out.

Date: 24 June 2001
Name:Edwin L. Rosenberg
Email: pamandlee@home.com
Where are you from?: Virginia Beach, VA
Years aboard Gurke: Did not serve
Comments: My father, CMR Edwin M. Rosenberg, was commanding officer in 1950s. He went on to have a great naval career and his greatest love was the Navy and the ships he served on. His fight with cancer is noted in your web page. Though he passed in 1982, he never gave up on a challenge and continued a lifelong passion in education and helping those in need. He spoke of the Gurke often and I was pleasantly surprised to find such an active group of Gurke sailors. Any stories or memories of that time would be most appreciated.

Date: 24 June 2001
Name:JOHN (JERRY) WELSHANS
Email: cloud9@volcano.net
Where are you from?: PLYMOUTH, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1951-1955
Comments: I WANT TO TRY AND GET IN TOUCH WITH ALL OF MY OLD SHIP MATES. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU. MM3

Date: 20 June 2001
Name:Rhonda Childers
Email: rlchilders_4@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: V, WV
Years aboard Gurke: 0
Comments: My dad is Hubert Cline and he served aboard the Gurke from 1951-1954. We have been searching for information about the Gurke for several years. About three years ago I called Washington and found a picture of the Gurke which my sister and I had framed for our dad for Christmas. I'll never forget the look on his face when he saw that picture. We love to listen to the stories he tells us about his time on this ship. He has instilled in us a deep sense of pride for the Gurke and the men who served on her. This website is wonderful. I would like to talk with anyone who can tell me a little more about my dad and his time on the Gurke or anyone who has pictures during this time. God bless all of you and hope to hear from someone soon.
Rhonda Childers

Date: 19 June 2001
Name:Hubert G. Cline
Email: rlchilders_4@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Wayne, WV
Years aboard Gurke: 1951-1954
Comments: I would enjoy hearing from anyone who served on the Gurke during the time I did. I don't have a computer yet but the e-mail address is my daughters and she will make sure I get any messages. Looking forward to the reunion in Baltimore.

Date: 19 June 2001
Name:Tara Cline
Email: tara_cline@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Wayne, WV
Years aboard Gurke:
Comments: My father is Hubert Cline. I believed he served from '51-'54 during Korea. About three years ago, my sister and I began looking for any info about the ship and this web site helped us so much. He even attended the '99 reunion. It was the best gift we have ever given him. I was just wondering if any his shipmates might have photos aboard ship that might include him or maybe even a story to tell. I'm trying to organize a project for his Christmas gift this year. Feel free to call me at (304) 633-6698 or e-mail me. I would be more than willing to pay for any negatives of photos that would need to be made. Thanks, Tara

Date: 17 June 2001
Name:Charles R. Bruderer
Email: email here
Where are you from?: Methuen, MA
Years aboard Gurke: 1971 - 1973
Comments: I will never forget the time I served aboard the Gurke and the people I worked with. I really appreciate the time and effort George Cooper put into his write up of USS Gurke deployments during his time on board. I became a member of the crew just before we deployed to Yokosuka and was in CIC during the operations of the Coast of Vietnam and during the excursion to the Indian Ocean. Mr. Cooper, Thank you very much! I would like to hear from the Radar/Operation Specialists that served during that time.
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