Log Book No. 80

Date: 28 March 2004
Name:Jim Lewis
Email: jimsar1@optusnet.com.au
Where are you from?: Bargara, Queensland Australia
Years aboard Gurke: 1961-1962
Comments: I am living in Queensland and loving it. I should like to here from any of the crew that I might have served with. ET2 O Div.

Date: 26 March 2004
Name:Kevin McAuliffe
Email: kmcauliffe@msn.com
Where are you from?: Wantagh, NY
Years aboard Gurke: 1972-1975
Comments: MM3 Engineering Div

Date: 26 March 2004
Name:Robert Scott
Where are you from?: SANTA CRUZ, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1948
Comments: GM

Date: 19 March 2004
Name:Mike Bennett
Email: pab5051@msn.com
Where are you from?: Burlington, NJ
Years aboard Gurke: Aug73-Oct75
Comments: Hello Gurke Shipmates Great to know so many men are trying to keep in touch with such a fine ship. I have many fond memories of all ports of call and the people I enjoyed them with. Remember all those messdeck spade marathons while at sea and inport? Wonder if Doyle is still playing? QM2 Navigation Division

Date: 16 March 2004
Name:Robert L. Bumgarner RMCM USN (RET)
Email: BobRetNav@aol.com
Where are you from?: Taylors, SC
Years aboard Gurke: 1950-1951
Comments: Had some good and bad days on board. Remember ET2 Yeulon and me chasing Gurke out of harbor in San Diego on a water taxi. Nice Web Site you have.

Date: 15 March 2004
Name:Frank X. Colins
Email: fx061146@aol.com
Where are you from?: Townsend, VA
Years aboard Gurke: 8/68 thru 10/69
Comments: Finished up my 4 year enlistment aboard the Gurke, my first two duty stations were NAS Memphis & NAS Cubie Point (Subic). I learned quick what the real NAVY was like on a "Tin Can". I met alot of good guys and would love to hear from anybody. I've made two reunions so far (Norfolk and Tuson). I worked in the Ship's office in port and in CIC while at sea. I wouldn't trade any of the time or experiences on board the Gurke for anything. Write me!

Date: 12 March 2004
Name:Helen McBride Anderson
Email: cranado@aol.com
Where are you from?: HongKong, China
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: Widow of Captain Charles R. Anderson, USN ret, who commanded USS Gurke in the early 1960's. I have heard from many of you but my computer failed and addresses were lost. Please reconnect for I'd like to hear from you, especially Gassett and Idema. Please forgive informality but I would like to hear from you again!

Most Sincerely,
Helen Anderson

Date: 11 March 2004
Name:Ed Burrows
Email: heliel@aol.com
Where are you from?: Agoura Hills, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1956-1957
Comments: Quartermaster SN
Date: 8 March 2004
Name:Allen R. Ruth
Email: allenrruth@hotmail.com
Where are you from?: Naples, FL
Years aboard Gurke: 1959-1960
Comments: ENS/LTJG, Division: OPS/ENG
Date: 7 March 2004
Where are you from?: JACKSON, MS
Years aboard Gurke: 68-71
Comments: LTJG, R/CIC Division

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