Log Book No. 71

Date: 27 November 2002
Name:Nick Dukellis
Email: NSnookypoo@aol.com
Where are you from?: Bakersfield, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1960
Comments: I was a passenger enroute to the U.S.S. Ranger CVA61 and I made alot of friends in the CPO quarters. We left San Diego, went to Pearl Harbor on to Midway and I got off in Yokosuka.

Date: 25 November 2002
Name:Gary Highland
Email: gm@hifairmont.com
Where are you from?: Fairmont, MN
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: Did not serve on the Gurke but did serve on the Hollister DD-788 from Mar 1972 to Dec 1973. I was an SM2 and really liked working on the signal bridge. We made a WesPac cruise leaving Long Beach in Jun 72...gun line, SAR and Yankee station, carrier duty etc. Was transferred off after Christmas 72 to make my way back to the states to be discharged in Jan 73. Seems like yesterday sometimes.

Date: 21 November 2002
Name:CLARENCE H. COOK
Email: CHCOOK@CLAYNET.COM
Where are you from?: BRAZIL, IN
Years aboard Gurke: 3-1951 TO 5-1953
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS SERVED ON THE GURKE DURING THIS TIME . BM3

Date: 17 November 2002
Name:Garry Hayes
Email: garry601@aol.com
Where are you from?: White Bluff, TN
Years aboard Gurke: 1969 /1970
Comments: Send me info about USS GURKE

Date: 14 November 2002
Name:DAVID WILEY
Email: DAVIDW1950@AOL.COM
Where are you from?: MADERA, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1971
Comments: RDSN

Date: 12 November 2002
Name:Jesse McMackin Jr
Email: jesse.mcmackin@murray.k12.ga.us
Where are you from?: Dalton, GA
Years aboard Gurke: 1973-1975
Comments: New e-mail address

Date: 12 November 2002
Name: Marion (Kidd) Banuelos
Email: mkidingaltx@aol.com
Where are you from?: Galveston, TX
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: I was on the USS Rupertus DD851 Sept.1950-March 1954. Vince Cortese Gunner's Mate was also on the Rupe 1950-March 1953. One of my hometown buddies Johnny Salinas was also on the Gurke. Johnny played the Trumpet in the ship's Band. He also received a purple heart.

Date: 11 November 2002
Name:PAUL V LUSK
Email: ROCKYLUSK@CHARTER.NET
Where are you from?: GREENVILLE, SC
Years aboard Gurke: 1945-1946
Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE OF THE ORIGINAL CREW

Date: 10 November 2002
Name:Michael Waldrop
Email: mwaldrop@web.de
Where are you from?: Leonberg, Germany
Years aboard Gurke: 1968-1971
Comments: My email address is no longer valid as previously listed. I can be reached using mwaldrop@web.de Hope to hear from other Gurke shipmates from the period December 1968 through October 1971.

Date: 5 November 2002
Name: Robert (Bob) J. Hatcher
Email: master_scribe@hotmail.com
Where are you from?:
Years aboard Gurke: 1972-1974
Comments: I'm the young sailor in the background of the XO-Inspection. I was 18 at the time and also the Ships Scribe during the equator crossing of 1973 and 1974. I was scared to death......of the XO. For my fellow shipmates, you may remember the 1790 Naval uniform I had made in Yoko plus my harmonica collection.....about 15 of them. I use to "jam" alot with BM3 AMOS, and BM2 Fernadez. Also, BM2 Carrier, alias "Chickenman", is probably in Louisiana....he was cajun I believe. Presently, I'm a Consulting Petroleum Engineer residing in the Phillipines with my wife and daughter. My Gurke Navy experience allowed me to get my engineering degree plus live in many countries throughout the world, Middle East, Russia, Far East, and U.S. Boy.....you guys ought to see Subic now.....a resort area with terrorist........not tourist!

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