Log Book No. 74

Date: 12 April 2003
Name:Irvin Krieger
Email: imk@cwru.edu
Where are you from?: Beachwood, OH
Years aboard Gurke: 1945-6
Comments: I was an Assistant Communications Officer (Ensign) in charge of electronic maintenance (radar, sonar, etc.). Things went well during my brief period of service, mainly because I had three great electronic technicians working with me.

Date: 10 April 2003
Name:Ron Galvan
Email: andautcon@sbcglobal.net
Where are you from?: Kansas City, MO
Years aboard Gurke: 1963-1967
Comments: Like to hear from anyone aboard the dirty Gurk 63-67. Just found this site and Branson is right down the road. Like to track sonarman Mel Quinton from Buhl Idaho for starters. Lots of memories. Also have a tape of 8mm movies I took of Seattle, FRAM days, Hongkong, Dago, Subic etc. Will bring it to Branson in 04.

Date: 3 April 2003
Name:Leo F High
Email: nadinehigh@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Blackfoot, ID
Years aboard Gurke: 1945-46
Comments:

Date: 3 April 2003
Name:Russell E. Andersen
Email: rahand56@hctc.com
Where are you from?: Shelton, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1967-1970
Comments: RETIRED IN 1979 MOVED TO WASHINGTON STATE IN 1980 WORKED AT P.S.N.S AT BREMERTON FOR 8YRS. THAN AT PROVIDENCEMEDICAL CENTER FOR 7YRS .RETIRED AGAIN IN 1995. MOVED TO SHELTON IN 95.

Date: 30 March 2003
Name:James Benson
Email: GRAMISADORK@AOL.COM
Where are you from?: BATAVIA, IL
Years aboard Gurke: 1959-1962
Comments: SM3

Date: 28 March 2003
Name:William Strauss
Email: yvonnedoc@aol.com
Where are you from?: Green Bay , Wisconsin
Years aboard Gurke: 68-70
Comments:

Date: 22 March 2003
Name:Bates, Lonny
Email: No Email
Where are you from?: Dallas, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 1964-1966
Comments: I just found the webpage, sure brought back some heart felt memories. Hey guys, remember the brass suicide knob on the wheel Hot Rod Wilson knew what he wanted out of the ole girl (GURKE) Does anyone remember Dudley Chislom or Ben Shoemaker? I the one in the cruise book that the Capt. is saying,(They said sink what ship?) Thanks for bringing back the younger days of my life. Life has been good to me and I pray that it has to each of you. God Bless. P.S., I still do not know how I got transfered to the Ships Office,. YN1,Newman was a patient man..

Date: 18 March 2003
Name:CTICS(SW/NAC) Mitch Murphy
Email: mrmurphy@cnet.navy.mil
Where are you from?: Monterey, CA
Years aboard Gurke: Do reunions count?:)
Comments: Gentlemen, I just wanted to take one last opportunity to thank you all again for inviting myself and the good LT. to come and share in your annual celebration! Despite the false pretense of an "all you can drink open bar," the evening spent with you and yours will nonetheless stick with me as a warm reminder of why I joined and have remained in the Navy for the better part of my adult life -- unparalleled comraderie and a shared devotion to God and country - I wish you all the very best and hope to see you next year in Branson (ya thought I forget, didn't ya?:) R, Mitch

Date: 18 February 2003
Name:Neil M. Simonsen
Email: fsdog1@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Fresno, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1945-1946
Comments: Deceased February 17, 2003, age 74.

Date: 15 February 2003
Name:Mike Dunlap
Email: fiberlong@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Longview, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1969-1973
Comments: SH3,Supply Division
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