Log Book No. 60

Date: 23 August 2001
Name:Jim Reis
Email: jpapareis9@adelphia.net
Where are you from?: Chesapeake, VA
Years aboard Gurke: 1962-1963
Comments: Went onboard in 1962 as a deck ape, worked for BMC Shipp and BM3 Kelly. Moved to Radio on the Austrailian WESTPAC cruise, worked for RMC Colton. Spend a lot of time in ARD-22 (Hole in the stern). Did the atomic tests at Christmas and Johnson Islands also. Stayed in the USN for 30 years. Retired RMCM(SW) in Feb 89. I still have a large picture of Gurke, that I sent my Mom. Great ship, Great memories.

Date: 13 August 2001
Name:Tom Copeland
Email: copeland@sendit.nodak.edu
Where are you from?: Jamestown, ND
Years aboard Gurke: 1966-1969
Comments: EM3, R Division

Date: 12 August 2001
Name:Jerry Hohenfeldt
Email: jhohen3535@msn.com
Where are you from?: Lincoln, Nebraska
Years aboard Gurke: 1971/1973
Comments:

Date: 7 August 2001
Name:Timothy J. Voitik
Email: MillerT9000@AOL.com
Where are you from?: Joliet, IL
Years aboard Gurke: 11/69 - 6/70
Comments: I probably won't be able to go to the reunion, but I would like to hear from any former shipmate. I joined the Gurke's ship's company during it's refit in November of 1969 in Long Beach, CA. I left just before it's re-deployment to "Yankee Station" in June of 1970.

Date: 6 August 2001
Name:Robert J Smith
Email: b_smith@charter.net
Where are you from?: Gray Court, SC
Years aboard Gurke: 11/71-5/72
Comments: Had some great times on Gurke. Had a cruise book around but it has vanished. Names I can't recall, but faces are still there.

Date: 1 August 2001
Name: James M Jones
Email: marbjones@earthlink.net
Where are you from?: Summerville, SC
Years aboard Gurke:
Comments: I read a letter in the Mail Call section of the July-August-September edition of The Tin Can Sailor. I am a retired CTO1(SW) and was stationed aboard USS Oklahoma City (CG-5), USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), and USS Thorn (DD 988).

Date: 26 July 2001
Name:Larry Nitchman
Email: larylois@internetcds.com
Where are you from?: Grants Pass, OR
Years aboard Gurke:
Comments: Congratulations Gurke, I served aboard USS Hornet CVS-12 1959-60.

Date: 24 july 2001
Name:Leo Vyvjala
Email: lvyvj1959@aol.com
Where are you from?: Plano, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1971-1973
Comments: EM3 Flew from San Diego to meet the Gurke in Japan at age 19 for a great 2 year tour. I grew up fast and will never forget the good times on board the Gurke.

Date: 23 July 2001
Name:George O. Broussard
Email: No Email
Where are you from?: HOUSTON, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1975 - 1976
Comments: THIS WAS THE BEST CREW AND THE BEST TIME I HAD IN MY LIFE.

Date: 20 July 2001
Name:Doug Randall Middaugh
Email: Broncofansx2@cs.com
Where are you from?: Vacaville, , CA
Years aboard Gurke: l950-l95l
Comments: I was the ships Baker. I need to submit a change of address. FROM: 305l Beecham Street, Napa, Ca 94558 TO: 724 Arbor Oaks Drive Vacaville, CA 95687
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