Log Book No. 64

Date: 6 January 2002
Name:Mike Miles
Email: infirno@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Vashon Is., WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1969-1973

Date: 6 January 2002
Name: George L. Gurke
Email: idosew@aol.com
Where are you from?: Plainfield, IL
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: This ship has the same name as our family. I served in WW2 from 1946 to 1950. I was aboard the USS Manchester and I was a MM3 or machinest mate. I also served in Korea.

Date: 30 December 2001
Name:George R. Kline
Email: rnrkline@msn.com
Where are you from?: Longmont, CO
Years aboard Gurke: 1968-1969
Comments: YN2 in Operations Division

Date: 30 December 2001
Name: Vojko Simonic
Email: vojkosimonic@webtv.net
Where are you from?: Buffalo Grove, IL
Years aboard Gurke: 1966-1971
Comments: Served on the USS Gurke 1966-1971 as MM2. At the time of deployment we worked with the USS Enterprise most of the time. I will leave you with my fondest memories. Once we had a barbecue on the fantail while anchored off South Vietnam and once while replenishing supplies a band on the supply ship was singing Gloria. The last ironical memory was when we were anchored on the Saigon river and listening to Saigon radio while helicopters were bombing the hills at night.

Date: 29 December 2001
Name:Michael J Kindret
Email: pandm@att.net
Where are you from?: St. Clair, MI
Years aboard Gurke: 1969-1971
Comments: The 1970 Westpac cruise was my 2nd and by far the best. So much has happened since my discharge, it would be great to hear from the old crew. My boiler experience in the Navy is what landed me the job I have now as an operator for the Detroit Edison.


Date: 27 December 2001
Name:Joe Henson
Email: j2silver@prodigy.net
Where are you from?: Granbury, TX
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: My brother Dean served on the Gurke during the Korean War. I was just a small kid at the time, but remember some of the stories he brought home. I was so proud of him.

Date: 25 December 2001
Name:David Botonis
Email: sailsup3@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Port St. Lucie , FL
Years aboard Gurke: 1969-1971
Comments: Was onboard with my brother Jim for a few months. He got out and I stayed in for 24 years. Retired as a Master Chief and Lt. Help set up the second reunion and moved south. Hope to hear from you all soon. Dave

Date: 24 December 2001
Name:Robert C, McCann (Bob)
Email: crmccann@the-i.net
Where are you from?: Bradley, OK
Years aboard Gurke: 1949-1952
Comments: Served in forward engine room until I had a run-in with Chief Holden, so Lt. Simmons thought it best that I transfer to after fireroom. I worked there under Chief Hamilton and Bob Barth. PS. Still playing my mandolin and hoping to hear from my shipmates. Been wondering where all of you are for a lot of years. Thank God, I have found this web page and it really is a good one. Keep up the good work.

Date: 20 December 2001
Name:Billy O. Scroggins
Email: boscroggins@earthlink.net
Where are you from?: Missouri City, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1/1953 thru 10/55

Date: 20 December 2001
Name:Wachter, Lawrence A
Email: famwachter@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Kissimmee, FL
Years aboard Gurke: 1959 - 1960
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