Log Book No. 76

Date: 2 September 2003
Name:Armel Minix
Email: CDduk57@aol.com
Where are you from?: Chelsea, MI
Years aboard Gurke: 1945
Comments: Plank owner

Date: 16 August 2003
Name:Kerwin Roe
Email: kc.roe3@verizon.net
Where are you from?: Yamhill, OR
Years aboard Gurke: 1948/1952
Comments: Quartermaster/Signal

Date: 27 July 2003
Name:Elmer (John) Slaughter
Email: radarman204@aol.com
Where are you from?: Bloomfield, CT
Years aboard Gurke: 1963 - 1966
Comments: The ship and it's crew, the best.

Date: 22 July 2003
Name:David Palm
Email: email error
Where are you from?: Lancaster, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1968-1971
Comments: Sorry I did not make to last reunion.

Date: 12 July 2003
Name:James Stadler
Email: maryjim@ptd.net
Where are you from?: Wellsboro, PA
Years aboard Gurke: 1967-1968
Comments: The Gurke was the first ship I served aboard. I loved even minute of that tour of duty. There were some swell men aboard her, some of them I had the pleasure of serving with again onboard the USS Gilmore AS-16.

Date: 6 July 2003
Name:William L Brown
Email: bill_usn@prodigy.net
Where are you from?: Hamilton, OH
Years aboard Gurke: ?
Comments: MM2

Date: 5 July 2003
Name: William Turner Lose
Email: scrumbled@aol.com
Where are you from?: Livermore, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1957-1958
Comments: Good to see the Greeks are taking care of our ship. Wish they could do something to keep me young!

Date: 30 June 2003
Name:Walter Wilkes
Email: we.wilkes@verizon.net
Where are you from?: Mount Holly, NJ
Years aboard Gurke: 1952-1955
Comments: Presently on mailing list. Attended Norfolk reunion

Date: June 13, 2003
Name:Jack Mundell
Email: jackmundell@earthlink.net
Where are you from?: Chula Vista, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1965 - 1967
Comments: Just stumbled onto this great site by accident. I served as Comm Officer under CDR Joe Wilson and, later, Jack Murphy. Brings back many memories -- chasing and being chased by North Vietnamese torpedo boats around North SAR station before Naval Air sank them -- running aground off Point Loma -- RM2 Tilton trying to swim back to the ship in Zamboanga -- the ship's party where my SM2 sucker-punched the shore patrol officer -- the hull painting incident when two misguided Gurke officers surreptitiously painted "GURKE" on the stern of a DD tied up next to us, and the flap that resulted when they retaliated -- LCDR Don Babcock's famous farewell speech at CAPT Wilson's farewell party in Hong Kong -- the mandatory WESTPAC mustaches -- the "Liar's Dice" box that "George Ensign" always had to carry to the O Club -- the $1,000 ship's lottery (won by the Engineering Officer) -- and many memorable officers and enlisted men. After leaving Gurke I received my long-awaited transfer to the Naval Security Group and retired in 1974.

Date: 8 June 2003
Name:Morris E. Sawyer
Email: mesawyer@earthlink.net
Where are you from?: Whittier, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1959/1962
Comments: EMFN R Division
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