Log Book No. 88

Date: 7 June 2005
Name:Rodney Smith
Email: rwsmith2004@netscape.com
Where are you from?: Chewelah, WA
Years aboard Gurke: 68 - 71
Comments: Reported on-board the day the Pueblo was seized by the North Koreans. We set sail the following morning thru the straits of Japan into the the teeth of the first typhoon to move through in 40 years. I was a Sonar Tech in Weapons division. Well enough for now, talk to my ship-mates soon.

Date: 25 May 2005
Name:Gordon L Reynolds
Email: gordrey@att.net
Where are you from?: Glendale, AZ
Years aboard Gurke: 1957-1960
Comments: Would like to say I think this is a great web site about the USS Gurke and proud to say I served aboard. However I do not find anyone I served with that I remember. Of course it has been 45 years and we all know what time does to the memory. If anyone remembers me say HI.

Date: 16 May 2005
Name:George Montgomery
Where are you from?: GEORGETOWN, TX
Years aboard Gurke: 72-73

Date: 9 May 2005
Name:Edward Lietz
Email: Edward.Lietz@sendit.nodak.edu
Where are you from?: Grafton, ND
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: Henry Gurke was my mother's great uncle and I just recently found out that I was related to him. I'm proud to be related to him.

Date: 29 April 2005
Name:Davi J. Stephens
Email: davidjstevens2@cox.net
Where are you from?: El Cajon, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1972-1976
Comments: I was BTFR D. J. Stevens in the forward pit. Forward Fire Room #1 & #2 Boilers. Made Third Class Boiler Tech, Re-enlisted and got orders to Hawaii. Met "Smokey" witch was onboard 196? to 1964 and now working at PWC San Diego CA. He's the one who gave me the heads-up on this web-site. I am Boiler Tech. Chief Retired (March 1996) You can contact me @ djstevensdistrib@aol.com or davidjstevens2@cox.net David J Stevens Cel: 619 778-7914 118 Summit Ln. Fax: 619 722-1300 El Cajon, CA. 92019

Date: 13 April 2005
Name:John Markevicze
Email: jmarkevicz@cox.net
Where are you from?: Fredericksburg, VA
Years aboard Gurke: 9/72 - 12/73
Date: 11 April 2005
Name:William F. (Bill) Perry
Email: billandanninpc@aol.com
Where are you from?: Palm Coast, FL
Years aboard Gurke: 1949-1951
Comments: Personnel work, office midships across from laundry. First day in Inchon, Sept. 13, shell came through the bulkhead. Assigned to bridge for general quarters, Captains talker. Was nice to know what was going on. Worked with Carl Hauser, YN2, until he left the ship after we returned from the 1949 cruise. I left in 1951 to join the crew of the USS Bremerton, being re-commissed. We the sailed back to Korea. I got out in July, 1952 and returned to Florida.

Date: 31 March, 2005
Name:Hank Rinnert
Email: hrinnert@interserv.com
Where are you from?: Aiea, HA
Years aboard Gurke: 1962-1964
Comments: Served as the Engineering Officer one year operating out of San Deigo, and one year in Bremerton Washington, with the ship through the FRAM I Converion at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Left the ship to transfer to the Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Did two tours in Vietmam, tours on Guam, the Philippines, Hawaii, Long Beach (All Pacific Duty)for a total of 26 years. Retired as an 06 in 1986 as the Officer in Charge Of Construction, Middle Pacific in Pearl Harbor.

Date: 28 March 2005
Name:Rick A. Ruth
Email: raruth@verizon.net
Where are you from?: Falls Church, VA
Years aboard Gurke: None
Comments: My father, Larry Ruth (Lawrence B. Ruth, Jr.), served aboard the USS Gurke, including at the time it served with others as a "sitting duck" off of Inchon in 1950. He passed away in 1976. While sorting through old documents and photos, I by chance searched for USS Gurke on-line and found this remarkable site. If anyone who reads this remembers my father, I would be delighted to hear from them. Thanks and best wishes, Rick Ruth
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