Log Book No. 79

The following is Ship's Log Entry 800

Date: 29 February 2004
Name:Robert P Snell
Email: bkdun682000@yahoo
Where are you from?: Lucedale, MS
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: I am looking for anyone who served on the Galveston in 68-70. My father was on her and died shortly after his transfer. All I know is he was in damage control on the USS Galveston and Mackenzie. I would appreciate any help. Thank you and god bless you all.

Date: 28 February 2004
Name:Billy J Simmers
Email: trudyb@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: White Castle, LA
Years aboard Gurke: 1948-51
Comments: FC3 G Div.

Date: 28 February 2004
Name:Billy Watkins (BJ)
Email: whwatkin@bellsouth.net
Where are you from?: Northport, AL
Years aboard Gurke: 1963-1965
Comments: The first time I saw the Gurke she was in FRAM in Bremerton. I met a lot of good people aboard her and had a great WesPac cruise. I think of her and my old shipmates often. Hopefully I will make one of the reunions before I'm decommissioned.

Date: 27 February 2004
Name:HG Develey
Email: develey@gewuerz.net
Where are you from?: Spreewald, Germany
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: Respect to Pfc Gurke! His name will never be forgotten..

Date: 26 February 2004
Name:Jim Bruckner
Email: jwbruckner@comcast.net
Where are you from?:
Years aboard Gurke: 1970-1973
Comments: I was the Ops Boss from mid ’70 until early ’73, one deployment and the homeport change. Gurke was the best ship I ever served on… with the exception of Mount Hood during my command tour (which you can understand).

Date: 25 February 2004
Name:Dale A. Montgomery
Email: No Email
Where are you from?: Bonney Lake, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 1957-1958
Comments: YN3 R Div

Date: 23 February 2004
Name:John F Zweig
Email: jfzweig@comcast.net
Where are you from?: Maplewood, NJ
Years aboard Gurke: 1971-1973
Comments: Radar OS2

Date: 4 February 2004
Name:Michael Joseph Tramonti
Email: m_tramonti@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Mardella Springs, MD
Years aboard Gurke: 1947-1952
Comments: Entered as a Seaman second class and left as a Petty Officer 1st class.

Date: 31 January 2004
Name:KRATON E.EGELHOFF
Email: keeway3x3@aol.com
Where are you from?: GARDNER, KS
Years aboard Gurke: 7/74 - 8/74
Comments: BTFN

Date: 19 January 2004
Name:Bill Mencel
Email: wm7620@yahoo.com
Where are you from?: Chippewa Falls, WI
Years aboard Gurke: 1965-69
Comments: GMG2 STARTED WITH TONY AND RUDY BIG JOE Moore
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