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Sent: Sunday, 6 April 06, 2014 12:42

Name: Charles (Chuck) Finch
Address: 5723 S. 3700 W.
City: Roy
State: Utah
Zip: 84067
Spouse: Heidi
email: chukker8@yahoo.com
Years served on the HBW From: 1981 To: 1985
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: MR2
Navy Service From: Sept. 1981 To: Feb. 2001
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: MR1


Very nice website. Sure brings back a lot of old memories. Great to see the old cruise books and faces of shipmates from the past.
 

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Sent: Thursday, 3 April  2014 12:16

Name: Wayne C. Golden
Address: 345 Manning Court
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip: 30324
Spouse: Grace
email: waygol1948@gmail.com
Telephone: 404 839 0821
Years served on the HBW From: 1966 To: 1969
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: GMG3
Navy Service From: 1966 To: 1969
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: GMG3

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Sent: Wednesday, 12 February  2014 06:48

Name: John Lyons
Address: 9560 Fintry Street
City: Bristow
State: Virginia
Zip: 20136
Spouse: Gail
email: lyons.common@braemarnet.com
Telephone: 703-369-1265
Years served on the HBW From: 1965 To: 1966
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: FTM1
Navy Service From: 1960 To: 1982
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: FTCM

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From: Rick Campbell [mailto:rick@rickcampbellauthor.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 6:54 AM
To: demarks@ddg7.com; dan_m@centurylink.net; pemarks@ddg7.com
Subject: USS Henry B. Wilson Association - Request for Assistance



I’m Rick Campbell, a Commander who retired last year after thirty-two years in the Navy. As I approached retirement, I decided to try my hand at writing novels and ended up with a book deal with Macmillan / St. Martin’s Press, one of the biggest publishers in the country.

My first book, a submarine thriller titled The Trident Deception, is getting fantastic reviews. Booklist has even hailed it as – the best submarine novel written in the last 30 years – since Tom Clancy’s classic The Hunt For Red October! (I’ve pasted the early reviews below.) My publisher is very excited about the book and is heavily promoting it, and the book will be featured at the front of all Barnes & Nobles nationwide for two weeks. However, over 1000 novels are published each week, and my publisher can keep me at the front of bookstores for only so long before it’s swept into oblivion by the tidal wave of new books.

I’ve got a short window for my book to become a success. If the book doesn’t catch on, publishers these days won’t give you a second chance – they’ll toss you aside and look for the next hot thing. The book is getting great reviews, but that’ll amount to a hill’s worth of beans if not enough people hear about the book. My publisher is doing everything they can via traditional means, and I’m doing my best to help, reaching out to those I think would enjoy reading it.

I think former Henry B. Wilson crew members would enjoy reading The Trident Deception. I was wondering if it were possible for you to forward this email to former crew members. I’d really appreciate it!

As I mentioned, my publisher is very excited about the book and is sinking a ton of money promoting it at Barnes & Noble, and will also be advertising on Fox News (computer, tablet, and mobile) starting March 11th, totaling 2.3 million impressions (ads). However, with that kind of investment, word on the street is - if my book doesn’t do well, St. Martin’s is going to torture and dismember me.

(Just kidding! Maybe. I’m not exactly sure…)

So that’s my pitch. Can you help me? I’ve put a ton of work into writing the book, finding an agent, getting a book deal, and now I’ve got a narrow window to turn my dream of becoming a successful writer into a reality (and keep my arms and legs). I would really appreciate it if you would spread the word about a great combination espionage/submarine thriller that's getting fantastic reviews to former Henry B. Wilson crew members.

You can find out more about The Trident Deception, as well as read the first 3 chapters at:

rickcampbellauthor.com

If you like what you read, you can order the hardcover from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, etc. or the eBook (for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or Android device).

Here are the reviews!

“Fans of submarine thrillers who are saddened by the demise of Tom Clancy will welcome Campbell’s debut.”

— Publishers Weekly

“A terrific thriller debut. Campbell does an amazing job, balancing character interaction with high-octane action. This is the best novel about a submarine since Tom Clancy’s classic The Hunt For Red October (1984).”

— Jeff Ayers, Booklist (starred review)

“No one puts the reader inside a submarine like Rick Campbell does in The Trident Deception. I couldn’t put it down. Compelling and thrilling, this novel is a must read.”

— Jack Coughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Shooter and Time to Kill

“The Trident Deception is a fistfight of a thriller. A masterpiece.”

— Dalton Fury, former Delta Force, and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden and Tier One Wild

You can also check out early reader reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Sincerely,
Rick Campbell
rickcampbellauthor.com



 


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Sent: Thursday, 6 February 2014 19:03

Name: Greg Carpenter
Address: 17702 N E Hidden Dell Dr
City: Brush Prairie
State: Wa
Zip: 98606
Spouse: Karen
email: gregca7@aol.com
Telephone: 360 936-2268
Years served on the HBW From: 1966 To: 1968
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: E4
Navy Service From: 1965 To: 1969
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: E4

Let us know your Comments............. Upload pictures to: contact_us@usshenrybwilsonddg7.com

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Sent: Friday 31 January  2014 13:26

Name: Phillip A. Willisms
Address: 7130 Frtankstown Ave. apt.117
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Zip: 15208-1445
Spouse: NA
email:
Telephone: 4126289990
Years served on the HBW From: 1983 To: 1986
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: QM2
Navy Service From: 82 To: 88
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: E-5

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Sent: Saturday, 18 January  2014 13:38

Name: Rick Herrington
Address: 5233 Bayouside Drive
City: Chauvin
State: La
Zip: 70344
email: ukyfan@yahoo.com
Telephone: 3378527579
Years served on the HBW From: 1985 To: 1988
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: FC2
Navy Service From: 1978 To: 1988
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: FC1

Member of San Diego's best softball team ever,,,, USS Henry B. Wilson/Base Champs!
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Sent: Thursday, 2 January  2014 02:46

Name: Andy Nobles
Address: 4 Juniper Court
City: Norwich
State: CT
Zip: 06360
Spouse: Kathy
email: regfcc@yahoo.com
Telephone: 860-639-1464
Years served on the HBW From: 1987 To: 1989
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: FC1
Navy Service From: 1978 To: 2009
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: FCCM

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Sent: Sunday, 29 December 29, 2013 20:08

Name: early williams
Address: 7740 4th av so apt j
City: birmingham
State: al
Spouse: greta
email: bigbrown5255@gmail.com
Telephone: 205 382 6319
Years served on the HBW From: 1983 To: 1985
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: e4
Navy Service From: 1980 To: 1987
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: e5

Comments.............
I went weatpac84 an enjoyed it much it was my third westpac in the navy wish I could get in touchwith rm2 wWiggins chief pouncil was my LPO and ltjg was out common rest may he rest in peace I was sadden when I heard the news
 

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Sent: Thursday, 26 December  2013    08:35

Name: Dan Church
Address: P O Box 428
City: Concord
State: NH
Zip: 03302
Spouse: Terry
email: dchurch@rowleyagency.com
Telephone: 603 4960435
Years served on the HBW From: 1967 To: 1970
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: FTG3
Navy Service From: 1966 To: 1970
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: FTG3
 

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Sent: Sunday, 15 December  2013 7:30

Name: William Wrublewski
Address: 65-28 77 street
City: Middle Village
State: NY
Zip: 11379
Spouse:
email: summer.time101@verizon.net
Telephone: 646-369-0279
Years served on the HBW From: 1968 To: 1970
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: RD3
Navy Service From: 1967 To: 1970
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: RD3

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Sent: Sunday, 15 December  2013 12:06


Name: David Moore
Address: 186 Calabria St.
City: Aptos
State: CA
Zip: 95003
Spouse: Sandi
email: wehavemoorefun@yahoo.com
Telephone: (831) 688-8700
Years served on the HBW From: 1970 To: 1973
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: MM2/MM1
Navy Service From: 1967 To: 1974
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: MM1

Comments: Just found the website. Brought back a lot of memories. I see Dennis Miller is on the site…I remember you well. After getting out of the Navy ! I joined the USCGR ,retired as a LT.

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Sent: Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:55
Name: Dan Marks
Address: 215 Vereda Patria
City: Rio Rico
State: AZ
Zip: 85648
Spouse: Penney
email: demarks@ddg7.com
Telephone: (520) 841-3272
Years served on the HBW From: 1961 To: 1963
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: IC3
Navy Service From: 1960 To: 1963
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: IC3
Comments: Request for the "Magnificent Seven" Theme Song..... http://www.usshenrybwilsonddg7.com/tbo/Theme.htm

 It also plays on the home page when viewed by Internet Explorer.

http://www.usshenrybwilsonddg7.com/



 

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Sent: Thursday, 05 December  2013   21:06

Name: Richard Karbowski
Address: 3106 Bay St.
City: Unionville
State: Mi.
Zip: 48767
Spouse: Myra
email: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Years served on the HBW From: 1962 To: 1967

Comments: Just got back in touch with Dale Crouch. It was great to hear from and old friend. Dale had some bad news to pass on. For our shipmates from 1964 to 1967 you probably r! emember the Borchers brothers. Clayton ( Buckets, Gregg and Doug. Dale said that Gregg passed away in 2007 and Doug passed away in 2010. They were great shipmates. Please say a little prayer for the guys and their family and friends...

 

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Sent: Thursday, 28, November  2013        24:19


Name: James Reichelt
Address: po box 8173
City: Hualapai
State: AZ
Zip: 86412
Spouse: Kristina
email: jrreichelt@msn.com
Telephone: 520 869 4614
Years served on the HBW From: 1989 To: 1989
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: SN/E-3
Navy Service From: 1988 To: 2004
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: CE2
Comments: Was a great crew and ship.
 

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Sent: Monday, 11 November  2013 20:51

Name: Joe Perry
Address: 1726 265th St.
City: Harbor City
State: CA
Zip: 907120
email: joerobertperry@sbcglobal.net

Telephone: 310-339-0827
Years served on the HBW From: 1973 To: 1975
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: GMG2
Navy Service From: 1970 active To: 1985 reserve
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: GMG1

Comments: Does anyone know how to get hold of Mike or Tom Wooten? I was able to contact Mike about 10 years ago.

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Sent: Monday, 11 November 2013 14:26


Name: Michael C. Williams
Address: 4864 E84th
City: Garfield. Heights
State: Ohio
Zip: 44125
Spouse: Brenda
email: Wilson2492@yahoo.com

Years served on the HBW From: 1981 To: 1984
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: MM3
Navy Service From: 1979 To: 1986
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: MM3

Comments: Like to hear from you guys again. Talked to Art Bullard Kenny Swanson.
 

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Sent: Monday, 28 October  2013 19:58

Name: David Webb
City: Emmett
State: id
Zip: 83617
email: webbdh@yahoo.com

Years served on the HBW From: 1966 To: 1969
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: YN3
Navy Service From: 1966 To: 1969
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: YN3
Comments: Would like to hear from shipmates from that time, and any info on Noce,Ken Kettle, Ed Welch

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Sent: Thursday, 24 October 24, 2013 10:40

Name: Larry Weisberg
Address: 3712 Woodridge Dr.
City: Harrisburg
State: PA
Zip: 17110
Spouse: Rebecca
email: lweisberg@aol.com
Telephone: 717-657-1653
Years served on the HBW From: 1989 To: 1989
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: ENS O-1
Navy Service From: 1988 To: 1991
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: LTJG O-2
Comments: My first ship. Caught the last end of the last WestPAC from April 1989 - June 1989. Order for Decommissioning came in crossing the Pacific. First LT for my 5 months onboard.

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Sent: Tuesday, 15 October  2013 22:17

Name: Michael Affantranger
Address: 1923 Grant St. NW Lot #79
City: Faribault
State: Mn.
Zip: 55021
Spouse: Connie Affantranger
email: maffantranger@msn.com
Telephone: 507-333-5837
Years served on the HBW From: 1969 To: 1973
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: TMO3
Navy Service From: 1968 To: 1973
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: TMO3

Comments: Served aboard the Henry B. from 69 to 73 and enjoyed every minute. She definitely was the best. I am sorry to see  how she ended. Great ship and great crew. If any of you remember me I sure would like to hear from you. Thanks for the great website.

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Sent: Thursday, 10 October  2013 12:44

Name: Gregg Woodruff
Address: 133 Woodbine Dr
City: Washington
State: WV
Zip: 26181

email: woodythreewv@suddenlink.net
Telephone: Years served on the HBW From: 1983 To: 1985
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BT2

Navy Service From: 1981 To: 1985
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: BT2

Comments: Serving on the HBW7 was some on the best times of my life. I will never forget that WESTPAC!!!!!!!!!!

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Sent: Wednesday, 25 September  2013  17:14

Name: virgil colson
City: Johnston city
State: Illinois
Spouse: Tabatha
email: virgil@mychoice.net
Years served on the HBW From: 1979 To: 1983
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BT E5
Navy Service From: 1979 To: 1983
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: E5


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Sent: Tuesday, 24 September  2013 05:41

Name: John Wright
Address: 1214 Lindfield Lane
City: Houston
State: Texas
Zip: 77373
Spouse: Rebecca J.
email: jcraigo44@comcast.net
Telephone: 281-209-9443
Years served on the HBW From: 1969 To: 1970
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: IC2
Navy Service From: 1966 To: 1970
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: IC2


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Sent: Friday, 13 September  2013 18:32

Name: Russell Vanover
Address: 654 State Hwy 20
City: Eucha
State: Ok
Zip: 74342
email: russell@vmbsinc.com
Telephone: 918-253-8435
Years served on the HBW From: 1966 To: 1970
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: SH2
Navy Service From: 1966 To: 1970
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: SH2
Comments: I would like to know if anybody has got a settlement from VA with kidney disease. I lost my right kidney in March 2013. I know that we was exposed to agent orange between 1966-1970 several times. We was in Danang more than once. Let me know if you have any information.

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Sent: Thursday, 12 September  2013 16:33

Name: larry m anderson
Address: 6335 pottery place
City: prescott
State: az
Zip: 86305
Spouse: theresa
email: tmunck@yahoo.com
Telephone: 928 830 6020
Years served on the HBW From: 1964 To: 1967
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: sfp2
Navy Service From: 1964 To: 1985
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: scpo


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Sent: Sunday, 1 September  2013 06:04

Name: Richard Chuck
Address: 859 Ester Ct.
City: Hale
State: Mich
Zip: 48739
Spouse: Harriet
email: rchc67@aol.com
Telephone: 989-473-2526
Years served on the HBW From: 1962 To: 1964
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: MM3
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: MM3
 
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Sent: Tuesday, 13 August  2013 20:46

Name: Terry Schmdt
Address: 4104 Luckie Court
City: Zion
State: IL
Zip: 60099
Spouse: Sandi (SK1)
email: pncsret1@msn.com
Telephone: 8477467446
Years served on the HBW From: 1970 To: 1972
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: PN3

Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: PNCS

Comments: Ran into Jim (doc) Pearson down in Raleigh, NC swapped sea stories and laughed about the prank they pulled on Mike Jones (PC3). We sure had some great sailors ! on that tin can, Semper Fortis to all my shipmates, you are all in my band of brothers.

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Sent: Thursday, 08 August  2013 16:22

Joseph J Vinciquarra
Address: 101 south 1st st.
City: Lehighton
State: PA
Zip: 18235
Spouse: NA
email: josephvinciquarra@hotmail.com
Telephone: (570)994-6494
Years served on the HBW From: 1966 To: 1969
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: seaman

Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: seaman

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Sent: Sunday, 04 August 04, 2013 15:14
Tuck Miller

Address 807 Franklin
City Danville
State Illinois
Zip 61832
Phone 2174974506
email tuckmiller@gmail.com
Comments.................. Ship's Barber from about mid 1972 to late 1973.


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Sent: Sunday, 28 July  2013 10:53


E J Hearn
City: San Diego
State: Ca
Zip: 92122
Telephone: 858-531-6209
Years served on the HBW From: 1964 To: 1968
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: Ens-LTJG-LT
Navy Service From: 1952 To: 1982
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: CDR
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Monday, 22 July  2013 15:28

Name: EDDIE GONCZAROW
Address: 11351 NE 91ST CT
City: BRONSON
State: FL
Zip: 32621
Spouse: LOIDA
email: edgonczo@yahoo.com

Years served on the HBW From: 1974 To: 1976
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: OS2
Navy Service From: 1973 To: 1978
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: OS2

Comments: It was nice to find this web sight the HENRY B. Wilson was a good ship had many good times with my friends in OI division.Hello to all of them.

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Sent: Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:34

Name: Tim Allen
Address: 1756 So Hwy 61 lot 71
City: Lake City
State: Mn
Zip: 55041

email: toolman_tooltime@yahoo.com
Telephone: 507-649-7228
Years served on the HBW From: 1980 To: 1982
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: MSSN
Navy Service From: 1979 To: 1983
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: E 3

Comments: The Old Henry B had broiler Problems for sure but loved my time aboard on West Pac 1981 I think. Capt Hill made Full Bird as we hit Pearl.
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Sent: Monday,  01 July  2013 20:57


Name: C.J. Catalano (cat man)
State: N.M
Spouse: Belinda
email: ccatalano@flintco.com
 
Years served on the HBW From: 1968 To: 1970
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: Rd3
Navy Service From: 67 To: 71
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: RD3

Let us know your Comments: Just found this site. Great reading all the comments. Would like to hear from any who remember me who served with me. Curious that I didn\'t see any comments about mission when we left Sasebo to go to N. Korea & received the Korean expeditionary medal. Would like to hear from someone on that mission to remember why we were there? Cloudy memory. There was a great poker game on the way. On way back we found a U2 pilots helmet, but no other signs of wreckage we were called to look for on way back to Sasebo for repairs.
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Sent: Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:15

Name: GARY E. ANCTIL
Address: 7480 USS ENTERPRISE STREET SUITE 111
City: MILTON
State: FL
Zip: 32570
Spouse: DREAMA SUE
email: gary.anctil@navy.mil
Telephone: 850-623-7807
Years served on the HBW From: 1982 To: 1986
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: PN2
Navy Service From: 1981 To: 2003
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: PN1/E6

Comments: WAS AT A WINGING CEREMONY FOR NAVAL AVIATORS GETTING THEIR WINGS OF GOLD AND RAN INTO CDR MICHAEL WENDT, THE OPSO DURING M! Y TOUR O N THE HENRY B. WAS SO NICE TO SEE HIM AND HIS FAMILY. CONGRATULATIONS TO HIS SON, A NEW NAVAL AVIATOR.


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Sent: Tuesday, 21 May  2013 08:39

Name: Scott Sawyers
Address: 8116 Ranch De La Osa Trl
City: McKinney
State: Tx
Zip: 75070
Spouse: Laura
email: scottsawyers@sawyerselectrical.com

Years served on the HBW From: 1984 To: 1987
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: os3
Navy Service From: 1984 To: 1988
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: po3

Comments: Looking to connect with old shipmates.
 

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Sent: Sunday, 12 May  2013 05:58

Name: mark c
Address: mclaughlin
City: stockdale
State: tx
Zip: 78160
Spouse: wendy
email: macwendy4@yahoo.com
Telephone: 8309963437
Years served on the HBW From: 1983 To: 1985
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: mm2
Navy Service From: 1979 To: 1995
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: e6/mm1

Comments: getting on this sight brought back lots of great memories especially the break away song from magnificent 7. good ole hammerin hank. worked in a-div under enc ! McGhee y ou were a really great chief thanks. one of the really great times was the 94 tiger cruise dad got to fly to Hawaii and ride back to san diego to big for the bunks. dad thought henry b. was great. we sure did put all of those newer destroyers to shame when the engines were cranked up! po amiling, po medina, po charboneau and hope ya\'ll are doin well


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Sent: Friday 26 April  2013 18:43

Name: Phillip A. Williams
Address: 7130 Frankstown Ave. apt. 117
City: Pittsburg
State: PA
Zip: 152308-1445
Spouse: n/a
email: phillican427@yahoo.com
Telephone: 4123775238
Years served on the HBW From: 1983 To: 1986
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: QM-2\\E-5
Navy Service From: 1982 To: 1988
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: QM-2\\E-5

Comments: I wish that I wuold have done my 20yrs. and the crew was tops. And we got the ship up to 45 knots yeah!!

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Sent: Wednesday, 10 April  2013 14:24

Name: Robert Davidson
Address: 25 Liberty Ave
City: Mineola
State: NY
Zip: 11501
email: RGDaddyD@aol.com

Years served on the HBW From: 1965 To: 1966
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BT2
Navy Service From: 1960 To: 1970
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: BT1

Comments: Naval Reserves from 1970 to 1989, retired as a BTCS
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Sent: Friday,  05 April  2013 21:32
Name: Jose Washburn
State: ks
Spouse: Linda
email: tyna83085@yahoo.com
Telephone: Years served on the HBW From: 1968 To: 1971
Comments: Trying to get in contact with anyone that can help me prove that the ship was in da nang harbor in 1968.

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Sent: Saturday, 09 March  2013 07:59

Name: John Zarate
City: Alexandria
State: VA
Zip: 22306
Spouse: Cynthia
email: john.jhu12@gmail.com

Years served on the HBW From: 1980 To: 1983
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BT3
Navy Service From: 1979 To: 1985
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: BT3

Comments: Fireroom #2. Good times, Great shipmates.

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Sent: Friday, 08 March  2013 17:01
Name: Tim Conway
City: Faribault
State: MN
Zip: 55021

Years served on the HBW From: 1977 To: 1982
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BT2
Navy Service From: 1976 To: 1996
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: BTC

Comments: Worked in #1 Fireroom. Started my venture in the Navy on the Hammerin Hank.


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Sent: Friday, 08 March 2013 07:00

Name: George Austin
Address: 616 N. Plymouth Blvd
City: L.A.
State: CA
Zip:
Spouse: Liz
email: ahrma560@hotmail.com
Telephone:
Years served on the HBW From: 1979 To: 1985
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BTFR
Navy Service From: 78 To: 85
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: e4

Comments: The Wilson was 4700 tons, not 2200.
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Displacement: approx. 4,500 tons
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Sent: Thursday, 07 March 2013 16:00

Name: Louis V. Roth
Address: 15415 HIGHVIEW DR.
City: GODDARD
State: KANSAS
Zip: 67052
Spouse: JUDY
email: theboysenterprises@sbcglobal.net
Telephone: (316) 722-2878
Years served on the HBW From: 1971 To: 1975
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: FTG-2
Navy Service From: 1969 To: 1975
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: FTG-2

Comments: Still miss the guys to this day. My most disliked time was after steering midwatch. Most memorable moment was being in Directo! r #1 Whe n the BLU 82 Dasey Cutter Went off over Koutang island, When the concushon hit the Director I thought We were under attsck. My most best favorit time was getting ---- in Gun Plot.

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Sent: Thursday, 10 January  2013  00:57
Name: Steven Hazen
Address: 3928 21st ave SE #21
City: Lacey
State: Wa
Zip: 98503
email: firerescue_the_man@yahoo.com
Telephone: 360-259-8543
Years served on the HBW from: 1966 to: 1968
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: sf/fn
Navy service from: 65 to: 71
Highest Rank / Rate in the NAVY: sfm3

Comments: sure do miss the good days while aboard the wilson, was a great experience

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Sent: Monday, 31 December  2012    21:55

Name: Bruce Palmer
Address: 9095 Mustang Trail
City: Silver Springs
State: NV
Zip: 89429
Spouse: Darlene
email: nvmustang1@yahoo.com
Telephone: 775 629 0609
Years served on the HBW from and to: 1976 - 1978
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: FTCS Command Senior Chief
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: LCDR
NAVY service year from and to: 1963 - 1993

Comments: The \"Magnificent 7\" was a great ship with a great crew. It was a pleasure to serve aboard her!

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Sent: Thursday, 13 December  2012 18:29


Name: Thomas L. Blakely
Address: 2536 Steele Rd.
City: Knoxville
State: TN.
Zip: 37932
Spouse: Pat
email: blakelycon@comcast.net
Telephone: 865-690-7060
Years served on the HBW from: 1960 - 1963
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BM-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BM-3
NAVY service year from and to: 1960 -1963
Plank Owner  YES
Comments: I was Capt. Caney gig coxswain's


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Sent: Monday, 10 December 2012 - 16:43

Name: Randy Clark
Address: 8548 Ryan Lane
City: Brookville
State: Indiana
Zip: 47012
Spouse: Sabrina
email: randyclark@ymail.com
Telephone: (812) 577-5904
Years served on the HBW from: 1972 To: 1975
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: OS2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS2
NAVY service year from and to: 1972-1976

Comments: would like to get together or in contact with the O/I division
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Sent: Friday, 23 November 2012 07:36

Name: James E. Joyce
Address: 4742 N. C. Hwy 268
City: Dobson
State: N. C.
Zip: 27017
Spouse: Deceased
email: jandsjoyce@gmail.com
Years served on the HBW from: 1961 To: 1963
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: GMG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMG3
NAVY service year from and to: 1959-1963
Comments: Great time aboard the Wilson. Would like to hear from shipmates. Is Marvin Nors still out there ? Good luck to all. James Joyce


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Sent: Wednesday, 10 October 2012 22:16 PM

Name: Larry Coburn
City: Bakersfield
State: Ca
Zip: 93309
Spouse: Jeannie
email: dodge36@bak.rr.com
Telephone:
Years served on the HBW From: 1962 To: 1966
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: E3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY
Let us know your Comments: Had a lot of fun while aboard the Wilson. Still in close contact with Grissom GMG3. Good times with Karbowski, Dale, Sonny Davis, Kelly Pope. Would also like to hear form Jim Knudsen from Minn. Like to hear from from anyone that remembers me.
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Sent: Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:26

Name: Van Jodon
Address: 147 North Pennsylvania Ave.
City: Centre Hall
State: Pa.
Zip: 16828
Spouse: Phyllis
email: vmjodon@gmail.com
Telephone: 814-364-1993
Years served on the HBW from: 1969 - 1971
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: EM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EM3
NAVY service year from and to: 1968-1972

Comments: It was a time that I will always remember, would like to get information of time spent in Da Nang harbor, can't prove to VA that the Wilson was there. Had a claim denied and I need to find verification the ship presents.


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Sent: Monday, 27 August 2012 09:42

Name: Dr. Richard Moxon, DC, CCEP
Address: 1459 Tullar Rd, Apt 9
City: Neenah
State: Wi
Zip: 54956
email: moxondoc@yahoo.com
Telephone: 920 851-1268
Years served on the HBW from: 1982 to: 1985
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: sk2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: sk2
NAVY service year from and to: 1981 to 1988

Comments: My first and only ship, the mighty Hank. I learned to work hard and play hard. After I left HBW, I was at Great Lakes SSC, and realized I needed to go back to school, so enrolled in the night! college courses on the base. When re-enlistment came up again, couldn't get what I wanted to got out and back to College at UW-Madison, then on to Chiropractic College. I\'ve been practicing Chiropractic for 19 years. Now, and then, I think of my days on board and the friends I made, and the stuff I learned. Great memories..


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Sent: Monday, 27 August 2012 09:41
Name: Ricky L. Simmons
Address: 15908 Vicki Dr.
City: Oklahoma City
State: OK
Zip: 73170
Spouse: Brenda
email: simmonsricky9@gmail.com
Telephone: 405.615.8794
Years served on the HBW from: 1969
To: 1972
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT3
NAVY service year from and to: 1969-1972

Let us know your Comments: For the past couple of years, I have been attempting to get the USS HENRY B.WILSON added to the VA\'s List of Ships Exposed to Agent Orange. With help from former Commanding Officers Robert L. Jensen and C.G.Farnham, I am pleased to announce that, via e-mail confirmation from John Paul Rossie (Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association) the USS HENRY B. WILSON has officially been added to the list. Her 29 Sep 1971 docking will be added to the April 1967 docking and anyone serving aboard the WILSON on those dates are now presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange. If you have been denied exposure in the past, I encourage you to re-file immediately. All you need to prove \"boots on\" is a statement from you or another shipmate that you left the ship while docked. The listing is on the VA computer system and has not yet hit the Internet, so please contact your Regional VA Rep.

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Sent: Friday, 10 August 2012 09:33
Name: George Wilding
Address: P.O. Box 1382
City: Tombstone
State: AZ
Zip: 85638
Spouse: Vicki
email: capgeorge@frontiernet.net
Telephone: 928-855-4995
Years served on the HBW from: 1962
To: 1963
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: SA
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMG-2
NAVY service year from and to: 1962-1966
Let us know your Comments: God Bless America......... Hopefully recognition for all service-personnel will be completed.
 

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Sent: Thursday, 02 August 2012 22:16
Name: GMG2 Joe Perry
City: San Pedro
State: CA
email: joerobertperry@sbcglobal.net
Years served on the HBW from: 1971 To: 1975
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMG1
NAVY service year from and to: 1971-75 (R) 1980-85
Comments: Just thought I would check in and say hello. Have been trying to find Mike Wooten, was in contact several years back. Still in contact with GMG3 Al Cottle. TM3 Charlie Brink passed away several years ago. After active duty I served active reserve duty with MIUW12 in Long Beach. (Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare) as Gunners Mate, small arms instructor, boat crew, career counselor.

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Sent: Tuesday, 17 July 17 2012   1744

Name: Timothy Crump
Address: 6786 Council Heights Way
City: Las Vegas
State: Nevada
Zip: 89142
Spouse: Janice
email: crumpta@msn.com
Telephone: 7025958665
Years served on the HBW from: 1970
To: 1972
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW: GMM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMC
NAVY service year from and to: 1969-1994

Comments: Hey, shipmates.....time to update the entry, after 8 years!! Greetings to all of you! I was a GMM3 on the Tartar launcher gang, with Harrington, Craig, Harvey May, Czerwinski, Dooley....Went on the! \'71 We spac....got sent to the Chicago just before the \'72 cruise.....made it on the Chicago instead..... Lots of great memories...lots of capers....glad to have survived it all!

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Sent: Sunday, 8 July  2012 14:59

Name: robert peluso
Address: 496 w. athens
City: clovis
State: ca
Zip: 93611
Spouse: sandi
email: robertpeluso@att.net
Telephone: 559 323-8779
Years served on the HBW from: 1961
To: 1963
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW MM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY MM2
NAVY service year form and to 1960 1964
 

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Sent: Saturday, 16 June 2012 16:23

Name: Mel Mead
Address: 6843 Spiverville Hyw.
City: Eaton Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip: 48827
Spouse: Kathy
email: meadexc1 (Mel, please give us your email if you like)
Telephone: 517-663-2280
Years served on the HBW from: 1967
To: 1971
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW RD 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY RD 2
NAVY service year form and to 1967 to 1971

Comments: Sure glad to have found this site. Brings back lots of memories of ! the ship and the crew. Would like to hear from any of the crew who remembers me and my brother Larry (Fuzz)both of us were radarmen. Also, anyone who remembers June 3, 1968.
 

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Sent: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 22:50

Blake Riggs
State Tx
Spouse Nancy
Years served on the HBW from: 1988
To: 1989
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW IC3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY IC2
NAVY service year form and to 87 to 93

Comments: First ship. First WESPAC. I was on the decom crew. I discovered this site after seeing one of our shipmates wearing a HENRY B WILSON cap while! being a tool for Obama in a recent political ad. I enjoyed seeing the cruisebook the last cruise.

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Sent: Sunday, 13 May  2012 12:37

Name JOSEPH
Address 4230 N.W. HODGES RD.
City SILVER LAKE
State KANSAS
Zip 66539
Spouse TERESA
email RULOJOE@MSN.COM
Telephone 7856336698
Years served on the HBW from: 1986
To: 1988
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW IC - 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY IC-2
NAVY service year form and to 1982 - 1988
Comments: HAMMERIN HANK IT WAS...!!!

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Sent: Saturday 14, April, 2012  20:49
Name Stephen C. Smith
Street Address 417 Kanekopolei #101
City Honolulu
State HI
Zip 96815
Years served on the HBW from: 1976
To: 1980
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW HM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY HM3
NAVY service year form and to 1976 -1982
Comments: Looking for \"old buddies\". I was \"Doc\" Smith. Worked in sick bay.
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Sent: Friday, 30 March 2012 16:24
Name Buddy \"bud\" Lewis
Years served on the HBW from: 1973
To: 1977

Comments: Shipmates, I just received this important information regarding \"Operation Frequent Wind\" - I plan to attend: As your ship was involved in \"Operation Frequent Wind\" in 1975, I wanted to let you know of an event taking place on April 21, 2012, at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California. It\'s called \"Vietnamese Americans, The Lucky Few\", and it will pay tribute to the US and Vietnamese Navy personnel who were a part of the fleet of Navy ships during \"Operation Frequent Wind\" in 1975, saving the lives of two hundred thousands of Vietnamese refugees. This event expands upon the success of a 2011 event which included a screening of the Navy documentary, \"The Lucky Few\". http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=57186 Amongst the speakers will be Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr. (Ret) (36th Surgeon General of the Navy), Capt. Paul Jacobs (Ret) (USS Kirk, DE/FF 1087), along with entertainment (see flyer). Please forward this information to your shipmates who may be interested. If you have any questions, please don\'t hesitate to contact me: trangsharon@yahoo.com; or Alain Truong, gogreen2088@yahoo.com, or Capt. Paul Jacobs (Ret), USS Kirk, usskirk1087@yahoo.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best Regards, Sharon Nicholas FAPACSW CEO Additional information: The documentary, \"The Lucky Few\", was previously available to view on NavyTV, but they are redoing the site. http://www.navytv.org/ However, there is a YouTube video of someone who filmed a showing of the movie at one of the screenings. (After an intro in Vietnamese, the movie (in English) starts after a little over two minutes.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8I26MZ3e-4 DVDs of the documentary, \"The Lucky Few\", should be available at the event. In addition, here are a series of videos someone took at the 2011 \"Lucky Few\" event in Southern California: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7y2naGZkCw

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Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 28, 2012   04:21
Name Richard Miszkielewicz
City San diego
State Ca
Years served on the HBW from: 1974
To: 1977
Rate / Rank while on board the HBW DK3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY DK3
NAVY service year form and to Oct 1973 to Oct 1977
Comments: Great times on board the Wilson. Got board in the yards in Long Beach Ca in 74 and left in Long Beach yards in 77. Made two westpacs( 75 and 76-77).

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Sent: Monday, 20 February 2012   22:06
Name: George Woodward
Street Address: 1861 Tamarand Way
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CA
Zip Code: 92154
Telephone Number: 6194239737
email: gmwdoc@gmail.com
Spouse : Elaine
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1978
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1982
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: GMM3, GMM2, GMM1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMM1
NAVY service from: 1977
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:

Came aboard Henry B. in long beach Yards when you could barely identify Her a a ship. served during Sept79-Feb80 west-pac and Feb 81-Sept 81 west-pac transferred ~Feb 82 right before She went back in the yards for what I believe was the last Yard overhaul in 82. Knew a crew member during her decommissioning, She was my 1st ship. Heard some horrible things about its last days before decommissioning but just want to remember the good days.
I remember coming back from liberty in P.I. on the 4th of July 1982 and ending up working on top of the launcher looking for a "short" in the rain. We did twenty knots backwards during sea trials with water breaking over the launcher. She was a great home for almost 4 years
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Sent: Thursday, 16 February  2012 13:13

Name: Thomas Dietzman
Street Address: 1160 W Hillsborough Blvd
City: North Port
State: FL
Zip Code: 34288
email: tddietzman@hotmail.com
Spouse : Nancy
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: GMG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E4
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

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Sent: Friday, 3 February 2012 20:58

Name: Ricky L. Simmons
Street Address: 15908 Vicki Dr.
City: Oklahoma City
State: OK
Zip Code: 73170
Telephone Number: 405-615-8794
email: simmonsricky9@gmail.com
Spouse : Brenda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-4
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

Crew Comments:

Want to take a moment to thank everyone who has chipped in with statements to prove the HENRY B. was in Danang in 1971 and in the field of operation in 1972. My claim to exposure was denied last year because the VA could not access the ships logs to prove that we were there. With help from former Commanding officers Farnham and Jensen and so many others, I am confident that not only will I prove my claim, I will also prove "boots on" for a whole lot of you guys. My appeal is still pending and I can still add addtional support so, if I haven't reached all of you, keep it coming! So many of our brothers have had to struggle to get the benefits they deserve and even more have been denied because they have had the same problem of proving the ships' presence. It will take a lot of us to get the HENRY B. placed on the Danang Harbor Report but, I'm confident we will. Thanks again and here's to the Magnificent 7!!
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Sent: Wednesday, 18 January 2012 09:23

Name: Jones, Mike
Street Address: 9721 clemsonville rd
City: Union Bridge
State: Md
Zip Code: 21791
Telephone Number: 410 635 2683
email: mikeetime.j@gmail.com
Spouse : Sally
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: PC 3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: PC3
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1973

Crew Comments:

The best years in the navy. the 7 will always be the best. Got highlined onboard in '71 while on station in the gulf and from that moment, new I was on the right ship. Will never forget mount 51 barrel blowin' up. Two guys around me got hurt and I din't get a scratch WOW! What ever happened to QM2 Buzzard? He was a piece of work.. Ah the memories. Hey Schmidt, got my leave slip signed yet?
God bless you all....
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Sent: Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:21

Name: William E. Garritt
Street Address: 1003 Lemon Drive
City: Saint Martinville
State: Louisiana
Zip Code: 70582
Telephone Number: 1-337-845-4156
email: Kiwi1003@aol.com

Spouse : Christine
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Chief Petty Officer
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1989


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Sent: Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:21

Name: CHRISTOPHER MARTH
Street Address: 1406 S. CAMINO REAL
City: PALM SPRINGS
State: CA
Zip Code: 92264
Telephone Number: 310 251 2804
email: CLOREN@AOL.COM
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1974
NAVY service to: 1980

Crew Comments:

HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE TIME OF MY LIFE. MET GOOD FREINDS AND GREAT TIMES THAT ONLY WE CAN RELATE TO AS SAILORS. HARD TO BELIEVE ALL THESE YEARS HAVE PASSED BUT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY STANDING THAT WATCH...... GOOD TIMES
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Sent: Friday, 13 January 2012 18:23

Name: michael sharritts
Street Address: 2072 manassas run
City: virginia beach
State: va
Zip Code: 23464
Telephone Number: 757-502-0292
email: msharritts@cox.net
Spouse : linda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: RM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RM1
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1992

Crew Comments:

Of all the commans I served on the Hammerin Hank was the best. I can remember the captains gig going in the water and its crew giving small arms supression fire in order to pull the crew of the downed helo, and receiving the crew of the container ship aboard. I miss the crew I served with onboard during the cruise of 74-75.

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Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012  23:18

Name: Robert McDonald
Street Address: 10120 Britton Rd.
City: Laingsburg
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48848
Telephone Number: 517-651-6298
email: bobandbrendamcdonald@gmail.com
Spouse : Brenda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MM2
NAVY service from: 1975
NAVY service to: 1978

Crew Comments:

Hay every one that serve aboard a great ship, I went aboard at the tender age of 18 and grew up alot on that ship, did some things I regret but done alot of fun things to, one comment from a crew mate was coming back in the boat from Chin Hae Korea and Leo and Kit got into a fight and almost tipped us over. To Greg LaLonda I see you are doing well, I have never heard from MacArthur. Just found this sight while at work one night sorry to see that HBW is at the bottom of the ocean but probly is a great home for the sea life down there. Feel free to contact me, my work email addres is rmcdonald@legislature.mi or at my home email. Thanks for the great time while I was aboard
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Sent: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:11

Name: Ricky L. Simmons
Street Address: 15908 Vicki Dr.
City: Oklahoma City
State: OK
Zip Code: 73170
Telephone Number: 405-615-8794
email: simmonsricky9@gmail.com
Spouse : Brenda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972

Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-4
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

Crew Comments:

I am trying to get the HENRY B.WILSON added to the VA's List of Ships Exposed to Agent Orange. I am hoping to prove "boots on" for everyone who was aboard the Wilson while docked in Danang. I know we were there on Sep 29, 1971 and if anyone can recall this docking (or any other docking in Danang) I would like to hear from you. Also, if any one out there recalls being heloed off of the Wilson in November of 1972, I would like to hear from you as well. There were six of us on that flight and we were flown to Danang and spent most of the night in a bunker. If you were on that flight, please let me hear from you.
Happy New Year everyone!
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Sent: Tuesday, 10 January  2012 12:40
Name: Colin Maurice Theriac
Street Address: p o box 491
City: lawrenceville
State: il
Zip Code: 62439
Telephone Number: 812 887 1563
email: vfw2244@excite.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1967
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: rm3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: e4
NAVY service from: 1964
NAVY service to: 1967

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Sunday, 8 January 2012   14:54

Name: Ron Klaphake
Street Address: 1412 Creekside Drive
City: Stevensville
State: Montana
Zip Code: 59870
Telephone Number: 406-777-2828
email: rlk@mymontanasky.net
Spouse : Penny
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: LT
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: LCDR
NAVY service from: 1967
NAVY service to: 1972

Association Sign Up Comments:
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Sent: Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:25
Name: Richard Karbowski
Street Address: 3106 Bay St.
City: Unionville
State: Mi.
Zip Code: 48767
Telephone Number: 989-674-8688
email: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Spouse : Myra
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1962
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1966
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7:
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1966

Comments:

Hoping to see more of the crew members from the 60's on here. Sonny Davis, Steve Bachman, Tom Kuhn, Jessi Absher, Larry Delazzer, Tony Beardsley....Hope all the crew from the start to finish are doing good....And God Bless the one's we have lost.....

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Sent: Wednesday, 14 December  2011 0545

Name: Larry Dixon
City: twin falls
State: idaho
Zip Code: 83301
Telephone Number: 208-731-8084
email: larrydixon57@gmail.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1977
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1980
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: sn
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: sn
NAVY service from: 1977
NAVY service to: 1980

Crew Comments:

looking for shipmates that was on the 1979 west-pac or in drydock in long beach. please contact.

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Sent: Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:44

Name: TIM Ring
Street Address: 11112 e. 57th terr.
City: Raytown
State: Missouri
Zip Code: 64133
Telephone Number: 8164628446
email: ucring@hotmail.com
Spouse : Jacque
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1977
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BM2
NAVY service from: 1977
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:

GREAT TIMES ON THE HENRY B. GET A HOLD OF ME IF YOU REMEMBER ME TALK OLE TIMES AND NEW
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Sent: Tuesday, 8 November 2011 19:10

Name: GREG MCKINNEY
Street Address: 7204 LARKSPUR LN
City: POWELL
State: TN
Zip Code: 37849
Telephone Number: 865-924-0219
email: SEAGUNNER@AOL.COM

Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1980
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: GMM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMM1
NAVY service from: 1976
NAVY service to: 2000

Crew Comments:

GREAT SHIP WHICH WAS MY HOME FOR RIGHT AT 4 YEARS. SORRY TO HERE MY OLD SHIP HOME IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN. IAM THE STATE DIRECTOR OF THE NERA [ SERVICE SEA OF KNOXVILLE CHAPTER] PRES.APPOINTED CHAPLIN FOR THE FLEET RESERVE [ CH 194] AND OWN A SECURITY ALARM CO.[SOUTHEASTERN ALARMS ]865-689-6442. SHIPMATES ALWAYS
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Sent: Saturday, 5 November 2011 14:33

Name: Robert Franz
Street Address: 4420 CLEVELAND AVE APT 6
City: SAN DIEGO
State: California
Zip Code: 92116
Telephone Number: 619-263-0504
email: robertfranz1@cox.net
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E-6
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-7
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Friday, 4 November 2011 16:27

Name: Jason R. Couch
Street Address: 117 1st Street
City: Phoenix
State: OR
Zip Code: 97535
email: farmboy@mind.net
Spouse : Kirsten
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1979
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1982
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SH3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1978
NAVY service to: 1982

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Sent: Friday, 28 October 2011 14:00

Name: Bud L. Smith (Smitty)
email: nelsonh@usa.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E-2 to E-5
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1973
NAVY service to: 1977

Crew Comments:
Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) Awarded for; Operation Frequent Wind (April 29 - 30, 1975).

Please read the following:
It took the Department of Defense and Congress more than 28 years to finally settle on what awards the ships were eligible to receive, but they closed the books with The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 1 07-31 4 -December 2, 2002), Section 542.

Link: http://www.dod.gov/dodgc/olc/docs/2003NDAA.pdf

SEC. 542. OPTION TO CONVERT AWARD OF ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL AWARDED FOR OPERATION FREQUENT WIND TO VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL.

(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the military department concerned shall, upon the application of an individual who is an eligible Vietnam evacuation veteran, award that individual the Vietnam Service Medal, notwithstanding any otherwise applicable requirements for the award of that medal. Any such award shall be made in lieu of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal awarded the individual for participation in Operation Frequent Wind.
(b) ELIGIBLE VIETNAM EVACUATION VETERAN.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘eligible Vietnam evacuation veteran’’ means a member or former member of the Armed Forces who was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for participation in military operations designated as Operation Frequent Wind arising from the evacuation of Vietnam on April 29 and 30, 1975.

Congress finally gave appropriate recognition to the sailors and marines who took part in the last Vietnam Operation (Frequent Wind). Up until the law was enacted, service members who served on board were entitled to an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM).

The new law changed that and authorized the service member to convert one of the AFEMs for the Vietnam Service Medal (VSM). The process to obtain the new medal and a new DD Form 215 is relatively simple.

All that is required is for the service member to contact the Naval Personnel Records Center in writing.

If you interested in receiving more information on how to submit the correct (Formal Letters in Word Format) to update your service record to reflect these changes, please contact me at the email listed above.

I have scanned copies of the letters I submitted to the Navy Personnel Command Office and all associated information to help you.
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Sent: Tuesday, 25 October 2011 05:56
Name: Thomas J Zurawski
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: CS-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CS-3
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Monday, 12 September 2011 13:19
Name: Lawrence Kalei Fajardo
Street Address: 172 San Vincent Dr.
City: Green Valley
State: Az.
Zip Code: 85614
Telephone Number: 5203993574
email: lkfajardo@gmail.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1984
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EWSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EWSN
NAVY service from: 1980
NAVY service to: 1984

Crew Comments:

Greetings to my fellow shipmates, What wonderful memories and great friends I forged aboard the Henry B. I arrived aboard when she was in overhaul at swan island in "81" and departed in PI in "84" what a bunch of great guys to go to sea with. Those nites at sea on the fan tail (u know) and I want to give a shout to my brothers in OI,OE division and yes we were twidgets and Im proud to have served with all of you. God bless and watch over you and your families, your friend always king lavalava.
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Sent: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:40
Name: Bill Cassel
Street Address: 1071 Galleon St
City: Port St John
State: Fl
Zip Code: 32927
Telephone Number:
email: glozguy@yahoo.com
Spouse : Gloria
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1977
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OS5
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS5
NAVY service from: 1975
NAVY service to: 1979

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Saturday, 20 August 2011 11:13
Name: Bob Duval
Street Address: 39837 N Passaro Dr
City: San Tan Valley
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85140
Telephone Number: 4806886654
email: bobofstv@gmail.com
Spouse : Helen
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: RM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RMC (SW)
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:

How fortunate I was to have served onboard the Henry B Wilson when I did. "OC" Division was a great place to work. Shipmates like RMCS Richardson, RM1 O'Connor, EJ Oswalt, Michael Sharritts, "Denny" Phillips, Andy Cardno, Ron (or was it Don?) Davis, Richard Jelenick, Jay "Milk of Epokac" Hodge made even the worst of times tolerable. Whatever happened to that cassette of the Mayaguez incident? Was RMC Richardson really falling asleep while helping us proofread those long outgoing supply messages?
What a great ship she was, what a great crew served in her--Officers and men. Thank all who served with me for making her my greatest assignment in my 20 year career.
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Sent: Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:57
Name: Mark Ferguson
Street Address: 1460 Mountclaire drive
City: Cumming
State: Ga
Zip Code: 30041
Telephone Number: 7707812611
email: Mark_Ferguson@hsbct.com
Spouse : Lorraine
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1977
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT2
NAVY service from: 1976
NAVY service to: 1982
Crew Comments:
Assigned to oil shack and after fireroom.
Miss the old time at PI with Rattie, Buzz, Hollywood (Ploughman), Kiboudeaux, Taylor, Sun Chee Fore, Francisco, Hernandez,Soto, Zarate, Salling, Lombard, Bluelah, Dale Culbert, Chief Scott and my twin Bro. Clark.
Stay in touch guys!
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Sent: Wednesday, 3 August 2011 14:25 PM

Name: Robert A Gunnerson
Street Address: 1481 S Dewey Rd
City: Golden Valley
State: Arizona
Zip Code: 86413
Telephone Number: 626 806 6508
email: bobgunnerson@gmail
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1964
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: sa
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: s3
NAVY service from: 1960
NAVY service to: 1964

Association Sign Up Comments:

17 years old from a small town in Iowa. never been more 50miles from my town .never seen the ocean. being on the magnificent 7 what an experience. winter in Boston worse i ever seen. crossing the equator i am glad i never have to do that again.


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Sent: Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:21

Name: Roger Ramsey
Street Address: PO Box 4735
City: Sunriver
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97707
Telephone Number:
email: ramseyr_2000@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SH1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SHCIM
NAVY service from: 1961
NAVY service to: 1983

Crew Comments:

The VA has recently added the Wilson to it's list of ship's exposed to Agent Orange. This only pertains to those onboard on 1 particular day. That date is: USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) [Guided Missile Destroyer] docked at Da Nang pier on April 2, 1967. I would like to hear from anyone that was onboard on that day. Specifically, I would like to know what time we arrived in Da Nang and what time we left. I was onboard but can not remember the details.

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Sent: Monday, 27 June 2011 1445


Name: Steve Gelbach
email: stevegelbach@charter.net
Spouse : Sandra
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OS1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: LT
NAVY service from: 1973
NAVY service to: 1997

Crew Comments:

Just wanted to pass on info regarding Chuck Eldred who passed away in 2009. Chuck served onboard HBW during the mid 70's during all the evacuations and the Mayaguez operation. If you remember the story, Chuck was on leave when we got the emergency orders to leave Subic in support of the of the Mayaguez op. He spent the next three weeks hoping the North China Sea trying to chase us down. He only had one pair of civilian clothes and smelled like hell when he finally showed up. We all had a good laugh.

A big shout out to all my OI Division friends of now almost 40 years. Seems like only yesterday.

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Nevill1/obit.cgi?user=charles-eldred


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Sent: Saturday, 18 June 18:12

Name: ARLIS (DEAN) LYNES
Street Address: p.o. box 83772
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA
Zip Code: 92138
Telephone Number: 619-201-4190
email: adconner506@yahoo.com
Spouse : (3rd) ELIZABETH
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1972
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BMSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BM3
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 1973

Crew Comments:

WHAT A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE THIS SITE IS REALLY GREAT. I STILL REMEMBER THE 72 WESTPAC AND ALL THAT WE AS CREW WENT THROUGH. AUGUST 19 1972 IS A DATE I'LL NEVER FORGET. THE EARLY MORNING RAID ON HON MATIE ISLAND AND BEING UNDER FIRE. WAS MT 51 MAGAZINE LOADER/RADIO PERSON THAT DAY. REMEMBER VERY WELL THE DAY THAT BOAT'S WILLIAM AND THE HT WERE INJURED JUST AFTER NOON CHOW. ANY 72 WESTPAC CREW MEMBERS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU GUY'S AGAIN..


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Sent: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 17:18

Name: JOHN PHILIP BROWN
Street Address: 3130 EMERSON STREET
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA
Zip Code: 92106-2606
Telephone Number: 619-226-7865
email: brown.jack24@cox.net
Spouse : MRS. CARMEN S. BROWN
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1986
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E-5/OS2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1978
NAVY service to: 1998

Crew Comments:

I WAS PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON BOARD THE USS HENRY B. WILSON (DDG-7). KEEP IN TOUCH, SHIPMATES!

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Friday, 29 April  2011 11:42
Name: Layne Hurst
Street Address: 4919 N Millbrook #128
City: Fresno
State: California
Zip Code: 93726
Telephone Number: 559-312-5785
email: laynehurst@hotmail.com
Spouse : Judy
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1961
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTA3/FT2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTCS
NAVY service from: 1958
NAVY service to: 1981

Crew Comments:

When Henry B Wilson was commissioned and we were ordered to "Set the watch!" the Chief FTC, I forget his name, and I (as an FTA3) were the ones who set the Quarter Deck Watch. The Chief as the Officer of the Deck and I as the Petty Officer of The Watch. Before commissioning, I reported to the PreCom detail in New Port, RI where we spent a miserable three months (remember, it snowed on 6 October while we were there) without adequate heat in the barracks. The bright spot in New Port was the USO dances when all those gals came down from Bridgewater State Teachers College--one of the few USO dances I can remember when there were more gals than guys! Would be nice to hear from anyone who was on H B Wilson.
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Sent: Friday, 22 April 2011 03:06

Name: Douglas Ploughman
Street Address: 17 Sirsi Terrace
City: Wellington
State: New Zealand
Zip Code: 6035
email: dpvail2000@yahoo.com
Spouse : Lezlee
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT1
NAVY service from: 1976
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:

The best ship and the best shipmates I had the pleasure of working with in my 13 years on active duty. I would like to hear from any shipmates I served with. I'm currently working and living in New Zealand.

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Sent: Saturday, 16 April 2011 17:22

Name: Christopher J Wright
Street Address: 1037 Cole rd
City: Monroe
State: Mich
Zip Code: 48162
Checkbox: "Checked" Do not publish anything on the website for the Association's infomation only
Telephone Number: 734 735 4617
email: cjwright53@aol.com
Spouse : Diane Wright
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1975
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1978
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTG1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FCC (SW)
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1994

Association Sign Up Comments:

Best ship out of the five I served on

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Sent: Monday, 4 April 2011 16:48

Name: tom murphy
Street Address: 8532 145pl
City: orland park
State: ill
Zip Code: 60462
email: drmugabe62@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: mmfn
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: mmfn
NAVY service from: 68
NAVY service to: 70

Crew Comments:

Great times on the Henry B. hope to hear from former snipes or any crew members at that time to swap scuttlebutt God Bless America

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Sent: Monday, 28 March 2011 14:43

Name: Sparks, Dan B
Street Address: 4615 Stetson
City: Clovis
State: Calif
Zip Code: 93619
Telephone Number: 559 297 9468
email: sparda@samc.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1963
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1965
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EN-1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ENCS
NAVY service from: 1958
NAVY service to: 1979

Crew Comments:

There were four of us, First Class that went o liberty together. We were in the Subic Bay for repairs 1965?? And we all got restricted, Ugly Americans. My Engineering Officer was a Mister Sesman ?? One of the finest men I have known and one of my Mentors.
Would like to hear of any of you, can’t remember names.
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Sent: Monday, 28 March 2011 10:41

Name: Jeff Dickinson
Street Address: 3029 Sunnyside Dr.
City: Manhattan
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66502
Telephone Number: 785 537-3991
email: jdickinson1964@yahoo.com
Spouse : Soon
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1983
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1987
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E-5/BM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-8 / BMCS (SW/AW)
NAVY service from: 1982
NAVY service to: 2006

Crew Comments:

First ship and best ship. Wish I did more time on destroyers but went to the Amphibious Navy. Now working for Union Pacific here in Kansas but sire miss the Navy. By far the best times I ever had. t
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Sent: Sunday, 20 March 2011 14:45 PM

Name: Warren Cooper
Street Address:
Checkbox:
City: Craig
State: CO
Zip Code: 81625
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1963
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1965
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: bt3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1963
NAVY service to: 1965

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:22 PM
Name: H. Joe Thompson
Street Address: 406 W. Jackson St
City: Sullivan
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61951

email: mo_sharpshooter@yahoo.com
Spouse :
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EM2
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1975

Crew Comments:

I wouldn't trade my Wilson days for anything.
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Sent: Monday, 7 March  2011 2:53 PM
Name: Robert C. Aanderud
(Andy)
Street Address: 151 So Padre Juan
City: Ojai
State: Ca
Zip Code: 93023
Telephone Number: 805-827-0593
email: dblaa@roadrunner.com

Spouse : Ivy
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: ETR 3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ERT 3
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1975

Crew Comments:

Had a great time with the ET gang. Let me know if your still out there.

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Sent: Sunday, 6 March  2011 12:10 PM

Name: Jack m Cobb
Street Address: 709 W Main
City: Odessa
State: Mo.
Zip Code: 64076
Telephone Number: 816-304-6953
email: 3193jmc@embarqmail.com
Spouse : July
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT 3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1970

Crew Comments:

Would like to hear from #1&#2 firerooms

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Sent: Sunday, 27 February 2011 21:34

Name: Larry Dixon
Street Address: 2712e 3650n
City: twin falls
State: idaho
Zip Code: 83301
Telephone Number: 2087318084

larryd822@hotmail.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1977
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1980
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: sn
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: sn
NAVY service from: 1977
NAVY service to: 1980

Crew Comments:

i reported a board the hammering hank in 1977 when she was in dry dock in long beach. we finally took her out in june of 78. then we steamed her back to san diego. went out on many sea trials and got ready for 79 west pac. a fine ship she was. lots of good memories. i still stay in touch woth tim ring. we talk every month. hope to catch up with some more of my good ol ship mates. get in touch.

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Sent: Thursday, 24 February  2011 9:54

Name: Wilbert Peay
wmpeay@earthlink.net

Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1979
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1981
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: YN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: AEC
NAVY service from:
NAVY service to: 1998

Association Sign Up Comments:
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Sent: Monday, 21 February  2011 11:52

Name: (Clarence )
Michael Henry
State: Pennsylvania
email: moogo307@aol.com

Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1976
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EM- 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EM-2
NAVY service from: 1972-
NAVY service to: 1976

Crew Comments:

The best time I spent in the Navy was with this crew and ship. Guys like Peroski, Olsen, Ryan, Ranger, Keith. I remember the ol' man liked his Black Velvet and I think the XO was Benepe. God Bless you all.

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Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 14:06
Name: Earl Doughty
Street Address: 1102 Spring Lake Dr.
Checkbox:
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip Code: 75043
Telephone Number: 972-613-2428
email: eedoughty@live.com
 
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SH-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SH-2
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1969

Crew Comments:

This is just an update for my e-mail, but I am glad I've been in contact with Hank Tonning, Marion "Smitty" Smith, Chuck Doolan, and Larry Coburn.
I'm still looking for Finley Rush, Walter Stein, and Donald "Robbie"
Robinson.

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Sent: Monday, 24 January 2011 19:46
Name: Charles (Chuck) Doolan
Street Address: 114Glencrest Ln
City: Paso Robles
State: Calif
Zip Code: 93446
Telephone Number: 805 238 0759
Spouse : Lyn
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1964
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1967
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BM3
NAVY service from: 1964
NAVY service to: 1967

Crew Comments:
b-All ship mates from 64 to 67 are welcome to call. Spent 3 yrs 6 mo 9
days 12 hrs aboard the wilson
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Sent: Saturday, 22 January 2011 21:01 AM
Name: Edward Jerdon (Jake)
Street Address: 85 Harding Ave
City: Weymouth
State: Ma
Zip Code: 02188
Telephone Number: 781 335 1290
Spouse : jane
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-3
NAVY service from: 1964
NAVY service to: 1968
Crew Comments:

anyone in the first div feb 65 to june 68 please get in touch
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Sent: Wednesday, 12 January  2011 20:04

Name: Michael G Totten
Street Address: 3917 Briant Dr.
City: Marrero
State: La
Zip Code: 70072 6015
Telephone Number: 504 347 7620
email: mgt5250@hotmail.com
Spouse : Madeline
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SHSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SH 2
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

Crew Comments:

You had to have a clean uniform to go on the beach so I was every ones friend and I really liked to have a neat clean pressed uniform. Anyone remeber the smoker on theway to Alcapoco? I fought SN Rudder, I went to the first Barber school the Navy ever had six weeks at NTC it was fun being saluted by Boots. Anyone remember me give me a shout thanks.
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Sent: Friday, 7 January 2011 18:28 PM

Name: Roy Patterson
Street Address: 1709 E. McMillan
City: Compton
State: CA
Zip Code: 90221
Telephone Number: 424-785-8669
email: Rpatterson@ElCamino.Edu

Spouse : Gloria
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SKSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SK1
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1993

Crew Comments:

I would like to say hi to all of my shipmates that I served with aboard the Henry B Wilson. I would like to give a special "Shout Out" to: Sanford Rucker "Ruck"- John McCormick "Baby Boy" - Womack - Robert Neuman "Blue" - Lloyd Williams "Bump" - Curtis McBean "Mack" - Lyndon Jackson "Jack" - Sm2 Battle - MSC Able - SH1 Smiley - To all of the Officers and Crew of the Henry B Wilson I slaute you and wish you a properous New Year. The Henry B.
Wilson was my first ship but it was also like a second home and it was onboard the Wilson that I became a man. I thank all of my shipmates for helping me to stand up and be a responsible individual of this society. God Bless all of you.
To Viet Nam and back again - What a journey we made along with sailing into the history books.
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Sent: Thursday, 6 January  2011 9:18

Name: Michael G Totten
Street Address: 3917Briant Dr.
Checkbox:
City: Marrero
State: La.
Zip Code: 70072 6015
Telephone Number: 504 347 7620
email: mgt5250@yahoo.com
Spouse : Madeline
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SHSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SH 2
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

Crew Comments:

I spent 3 months as a deck ape then got transfed to the laundry and Supply.
Vanover and Ramsey made me the Sailor and taught me to love the NAVY for that I am ever grateful. With Marty lending 20 we could go over on the beach, what a way to grow up. Best two years of my life.
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Sent: Saturday, 01 January 2011 13:16
Name: DON BROWN
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NV
Telephone Number: 702 622 7845
email: ftbllismysport63@yahoo.com
Spouse : MELISSA
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1984
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FN/MM
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FN
NAVY service from: 81
NAVY service to: 84
Crew Comments:

ALOT OF GOOD TIMES AND LONG HOT HOURS DOWN IN 2 ENG RM MISS ALL YOU WHOLE SNIPES
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Sent: Sunday, 26 December 2010 7:42

Name: David Van Bogart
Street Address: 644 Burlington Rd.
City: St. Paul
State: MN
Zip Code: 55119
Telephone Number: 651-731-2886
email: 9.davidvb@gmail.com
Spouse : Valerie
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTM2
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1975

Crew Comments:

Three WestPac cruises and one yard period. Made a lot of friends on the Mag-7. Great times. Like to hear from the 4th division guys especially John Myers, Tim Hurt, Galen Engal and Ted Schmid.
 

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Sent: Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:02
Name: Jimmy Wilkerson
Street Address: 9607 Thistle Trail Dr.
City: Houston
State: Texas
Zip Code: 77070
Telephone Number: 281-832-2922
email: jimmywilkerson@clear.net
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT3
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1973

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Saturday, 18 December 2010 16:04
Name: john mohatt
Street Address: 12560 haster sp60
City: garden grove
State: calif
Zip Code: 92840
Telephone Number: 714 971-9429
Spouse : none
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: e-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: e-3
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1968 two westpacs

Crew Comments:
two west pacs great experience would like to hear from any one of my great friends
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Sent: Sunday, 12 December 2010 18:08

Name: Tim Ten Eyck
Telephone Number: 530-335-5113
email: STILLCRAZY@CITLINK.NET
Spouse : Sheila
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: Radarman
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RD3
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1969

Crew Comments:

Almost a half a Century ago!!!!!!!!! Man were getting to be old FARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't trade it for a million bucks, except maybe for those San Miguel hangovers in the P.I. Wouldn't it be a joy for one more day on the old Henry B. cruising about 25 kn
 

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Sent: Sunday, 12 December 2010 08:33
Name: Dale Crouch
Street Address: 1615 e 1st st
City: Streator
State: Ill
Zip Code: 61364
Telephone Number: 815/6720155
email: gofis3@mcsi.com
Spouse : Viki
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1964
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1966
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MM3
NAVY service from: 1963
NAVY service to: 1966
Crew Comments:

A long long time ago in a land far far away # 2 engine room was my home
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Sent: Thursday, 2 December 2010 23:10

Name: Donald Rupp
Street Address: 4508 W Ole Farm Rd
City: Plainfield
State: IL
Zip Code: 60586
Telephone Number: 815 341 7191
email: drupp68@hotmail.com
Spouse : Mary Ann
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1987
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OSSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS3
NAVY service from: 1987
NAVY service to: 1991

Crew Comments:
Many many good memories of this ship and her crew. I decommissioned this ship. I felt so torn afterwards like something important was stolen from me. It is amazing how you get attached to a ship especially your first ship. I could be found on Facebook as well!!!! Thanks for the memories!
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Sent: Monday, 29 November 2010

Name: dennis j. coker
Street Address: 8030 La Mesa blvd
City: La Mesa
State: Ca
Zip Code: 91941
Telephone Number: 619-733-0568
email: dennis_c@cox.net
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1971
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT-1
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1974

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:20

Name: Pousson Paul L.
Street Address: 204 crepe myrtle st.
City: lake jackson
State: texas
Zip Code: 77566
Telephone Number: 979 665 1958
email: paul48xyz@gmail.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from:
NAVY service to:

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:45
Name: Michael Sebring
Street Address: 1406 East BLVD
Checkbox:
City: Alpah
State: New Jersey
Zip Code: 08865
Telephone Number: 908-763-2521
email: mikenett2@verizone.net
Spouse : Jeanette
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1983
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1987
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1983
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:

Still looking for GMGC Doug Shorts if anyone has any info of his whereabouts please let me know. Any crew members serving when i did get in contact with it would be great to hear from old shipmates. I have to admit it was the best time of my life serving on HAMMERING HANK, a lot of great times. I'm now living in New Jersey working as a mechanic for the New Jersey State Police been here almost 17 yrs now. Became a grandfather a year and a half ago.
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Sent: Thursday, 04 November  2010 12:00

Name: Paul Fears
Street Address: 6201 Lafayette St
City: New Port Richey
State: Fl
Zip Code: 34652
Telephone Number: 727-808-1983
email: pauzack@yahoo.com
Spouse : Wilma
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CWO4
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:
Looking for MM1 Hubbard.
 

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Sent: Tuesday, 02 November 02, 2010 17:40
Name: Shawn Lee
Telephone Number: 217-552-5783
email: groove.belly@yahoo.com
Spouse : Ashley Lee
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1987
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BMSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Pilot Rescue Swimmer
NAVY service from: 1986
NAVY service to: 1990

Crew Comments:
Cant find any pictures of myself and many other crew members from 1st division. Didn't come aboard until the PI
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Sent: Tuesday, 02 November 02, 2010 09:42
Name: Jay D. Ellis
Street Address: 10015 Carreta Drive
City: Santee
State: CA
Zip Code: 92071
Telephone Number: 619 227 6714
email: jay_ellis41@yahoo.com
Spouse : Mary
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OS1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RD/OS1
NAVY service from: 1959
NAVY service to: 1978

Crew Comments:

This looks like a double entry and it is. I am more than HAPPY to say that I served on the finest ship to ever sail in the 3rd and 7th Fleets. I think I have the distinction of being the only crewman to serve 2 tours on the "Hammering Hank" or the Magnificent 7 if you prefer. I spent 1/3 of my Naval Career on her for a total of 4yrs 1 month and 18 days the first tour and 2 yrs and 12 days the second tour. I retired off of the Wilson on Feb 3, 1978. I am so proud of her that my personal License # is HBWDDG7. If any of my old shipmates or OI Division crew would like to contact me just send me an E-Mail or call me. I have made 2 of the reunions and hope to make another one as soon as I can. I will be a widower soon as may wife of 45 yrs has Pancreatic Cancer and will soon be gone. God Bless all Sailors that have served aboard the Henry B. Wilson and keep them safe and in God's Hands.

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Sent: Tuesday, 2 November 2010 09:26
Name: Jay D. Ellis
Street Address: 10015 Carreta Drive
City: Santee
State: CA
Zip Code: 92071
Telephone Number: 619 227 6714
email: jay_ellis41@yahoo.com
Spouse : Mary
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: RD3/RD2/RD1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RD1
NAVY service from: 1959
NAVY service to: 1978

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:52 AM
Name: Richard Karbowski
Street Address: 3106 Bay St.
City: Unionville
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48767
Telephone Number: 989-674-8688
email: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Spouse : Myra
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1962
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1967
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7:
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1967
Crew Comments:

It looks like a good time at the reunion....I just don't see any of the men that I served with....These were all old guys....I seen many names that I knew but....the faces...."WOW"...Crap I just looked in a mirror....they do look like me.....Great to see the pictures.....Why can't we have a reunion touring some of the Strip Clubs we used to go too....Now that would be a reunion.....SKI
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Sent: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 2000
Name: Jeffrey Lewis Tucker BM3
Street Address: 9278 Elton st. s.w.
City: Navarre
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 44662
email: s42mv@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1976
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BM3
NAVY service from: 1973
NAVY service to: 1976
Crew Comments:
Would like to here from any person from the Henry B.Wilson.
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Sent: Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:08
Name: Wilbert Peay
email: wmpeay@earthlink.net
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1979
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: YN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: AEC(AW/SW)
NAVY service from: 1979
NAVY service to: 1998
Crew Comments:
Hammering Hank of DESRON 13 holds many good memories. 30+ years later I recall my first WESTPAC. Which I spent mess cooking in the chiefs mess. I remember the good times, bad times, and sad times. But regardless the bonds that I formed was never duplicated, never forgotten. I remember the first person I'd ever seen getting pinned with the ESWS Cutlass, I remember seeing the my first CPO selectee being harassed before earning the right to wear the anchors. Being a Destroyer Man is a title earned, not given. By the time I retired, very few people have ever heard of a 1200 psi system, twin screw ship. Those new fangled ship have A/C even in the racks. How nice. I transferred off the Wilson after the WESTPAC Cruise 1979 to FEB 1980 as a YN3 enroute to AE A School. I retired October 1998 as AEC(AW/SW. My heart has never left the Wilson. Throughout my career, I'd reflect on what I thought were tough time, in fact they were in preparation of making me a better Sailor. In memory of Hammering Hank the Magnificent 7 and our UNREP song, theme from the movie the Magnificent 7

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Sent: Tuesday, 21 September  2010 19:17
Name: Tim Layton
Street Address: 12951 Malena Dr
City: Santa Ana
State: CA
Zip Code: 92705
email: Timber59@me.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1984
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MS-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MS-3
NAVY service from: 1980
NAVY service to: 1986

Association Sign Up Comments:

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Sent: Wednesday, 25 August 2010 20:45
Name: Victor M. Delgado Jr.
Spouse : Martha
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1967
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: Sr - SN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CWO3
NAVY service from: 1967
NAVY service to: 1995

Crew Comments:
DID SOME SERIOUS PAINTING(HAZE GRAY)))))))))))
AND MY EXTRA DUTY....WITH A WIRE BRUSH CLEANING DECK PLATES!!!! I STILL HEAR IN MY DREAMS BT1 FEARS..
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Sent: Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:03 PM
Name: Boyd Hollingsworth
Street Address:
City: Annandale
State: VA
Zip Code: 22003
email: ebh1022@gmail.com
Spouse :
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1971
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: RD3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RD3
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

Association Sign Up Comments:
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Sent: Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:20
Name: Charlie nixon
email: chrnxn@gmail.com
Spouse : teresa
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1985
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: gmm2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: gmm2
NAVY service from: 1984
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:

i just wanted to update my email
looking for any of the GM s
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Sent: Monday, 28 June 28, 2010 13:01
Name: Steven Gunter
City: Acworth
State: Ga
Telephone Number: 770-596-9696
email: sobio2003@yahoo.com
Spouse : Renae
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1980
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1982
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS3
NAVY service from: 1980
NAVY service to: 1984

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Saturday, 26 June 2010   1143
Name: JOHN WYATT
Street Address: 3914 DEMERY DR EAST
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: FLORDIA
Zip Code: 32250-1926
Telephone Number: (904) 5240916
email: jfwyatt@comcast.net
Spouse : PATTI
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1977
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BM1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BMC
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:

BEST GRAYHOUND IN THE FLEET BARNONE
 

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Sent: Monday, 21 June 2010 2208
Name: Steve Claassen
Street Address: 4801 Hermanson Circle
City: Huntington Beach
State: California
Zip Code: 92649
Telephone Number: 714-846-7482
email: claassc1@bp.c0m
Spouse : Suporn
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1972
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SK3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SK3
NAVY service from: 1971
NAVY service to: 1975

Crew Comments:

I didn't much like the navy while I was in it, but a while after I got out I realized what an incredible adventure it had been. From the beach on Hawaii to the Dodo birds of Midway, train rides from Taipei to Kaoshung Taiwan, evacuating Vietnam, to the rescue of the Mayaguez, getting lost in Hong Kong, to the little trees in the Adak national forest, it was quit a ride.
Hey Ralph Healey, I remember that 5"54 gun barrel blowing apart, it looked like a peeled banana. If you're still not pissed about me getting you kicked off the SOAP team for running out of gas on the Vincent Thomas bridge drop me a line, or I can stop by and say "Hi" on my way up to Washington sometime, I always figured you more of a Northwesterner than a Midwesterner.

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Sent: Saturday, 29 May 2010 0138
Name: Dennis J Coker
Street Address: 8030 La Mesa blvd
City: La Mesa
State: calif
Zip Code: 91941
Telephone Number: 619 733-0568
email: dennis_c@cox.net
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1971
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT1
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1974

Crew Comments:
to all the sailors who served on the "old hammerin hank" you should all know we was the only DDG in the fleet that made 40 knotts with no smoke the old girl was shaking and ratteling but the throttles were wide open and could only drag our steam to 1200 psi this occured in 1968 on the way back from New Zealand where the newspapers read "american ship spills oil in the harbor, collides with new zealand destroyer, runs aground in the harbor what next americans" so we drank their beer danced with their ladies and got the hell out of there calm seas and smooth sailing to all

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Sent: Wednesday, 26 May 2010 1029
Name: Gary E. Anctil
City: MILTON
State: FL
Zip Code: 32570
email: ganctil21@bellsouth.net

Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1982
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: PN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: PN1
NAVY service from: 1981
NAVY service to: 2003

Crew Comments:

Wow,....a lot of work went into this website. Thanks for doing it. Really brought back a lot of great memories, some sad, but mostly not. Any old shipmates out there that want to say hi, just shoot me an Email. PN1(AW) Gary E. Anctil, USN, Retired
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Sent: Friday, 14 May 2010 08:53

Name: Donald Poorman
Street Address: 15 Greenfield Ct.
City: Sterling
State: VA
Zip Code: 20164-1218
Telephone Number: (703) 430-7469
email: don.poorman@verizon.net
Spouse : Patricia
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1976
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: HM1 - HMC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: HMCS
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1984

Crew Comments:

Thanks for the memories on the Magnificent 7.....I think about those days often, and the great shipmates that make the memories so great!
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Sent: Tuesday, 27April  2010 14:20
Name: Jimmie Grubb
Street Address: 29 Headland Way
City: Medford
State: MA
Zip Code: 02155
email: jgrubb@medfordpolice.com
Spouse : Kim
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1972
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OSSN-OS2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS2
NAVY service from: 1971
NAVY service to: 1975

Crew Comments:

Without a doubt, this ship and it's entire crew were the greatest. Remembering all the guys in my division, Tom Noble, Randy Clark, John Thompson, Dave Rapp, Jim Hansen, Glenn "Khaki" Krueger, Steve Gelbach, Jim Hoey. It was great to serve with all of you. As Mr. Chambers would say "is it 2 September yet?"

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Sent: Thursday, 22 April  2010 08:42
Name: Ken Womack
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28262
Telephone Number:
email: kencorona65@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1988
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OSSA
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS3
NAVY service from: 1988
NAVY service to: 1992

Crew Comments:
The Hammerin' Hank
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Sent: Monday, 29 March  2010 18:54

Name: Chris Doty
Street Address: 911 E. Sully St
City: Laramie
State: Wyoming
Zip Code: 82072
Telephone Number: 307-760-5086
email: chrisdoty@bresnan.net
Spouse : Marcia
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MS1
NAVY service from: 1973
NAVY service to: 1993

Association Sign Up Comments:

Hello to all Henry B squids from MS3 Doty , Laramie, Wy in the beautiful Rockies. The wife and I visited Norfolk recently, my last duty station before retiring. We visited the USS Wisconsin BB 64. it brought back wonderful memories of my time on the Great Hammer'n Hank. I found the association on the web. Lots of great stuff. I remember her as a mighty warrior in all respects with an even mightier crew and a comfortable ride even in heavy seas! Those were the days my friends ..... no regrets.... only great memories.
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Sent: Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:29
Name: Martin Booth
email: tinker@msn.com
Spouse : Ginger
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTM2-FTM1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTM1
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 1980
Crew Comments:
Looking for crew members from the 74 and the 75 west pac.
 

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Sent: Tuesday, 16 March  2010  11:41
Name: Terry Schmidt
Street Address: 4104 Luckie Court
City: Zion
State: IL
Zip Code: 60099
Telephone Number: 8477467446
email: pncsret1@msn.com
Spouse : Sandi Schmidt SK1 USN (Ret)
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: PN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: PNCS
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 2000

Crew Comments:

When I was young and my son was really young, he asked me if I served in the Vietnam War. I said yes son I was on the Hammering Hank, the last of the big gunfighters. My son then asked me if I was a hero, I said, no son I wasn't a hero but I served with heroes. Many years later when my only son was getting on the bus to go out to Operation Iraqi Freedom my heart was full of pride and apprehension, I told him son, don't be a hero out there. When my son came back to us we met him at the airport and I said son were you a hero? He said no Dad I wasn't a hero but I served with heroes but they pretty much just want to be called veterans. I said son you are my hero but I think a veteran should be allowed to take a veteran to a cubs game. My son said, I will buy the first round of beers. I said you are on son, tell Mom and Carrie that one of them is driving home. God bless America and the fine young men and women we send in harms way to protect what we all hold dear. The freedoms and great bounty of America. In honor of those that serve and those that lost their lives to protect us all.


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Sent: Friday, 5 March  2010 06:08
Name: Don O'Connell
Street Address: 1903 route 203
City: Chatham
State: New York
Zip Code: 12037
email: hd7474doc@aol.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1966
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1969
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: PN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: PN3
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1969
Crew Comments:
A great ship and a great crew. Two WestPac cruises on the Magificant Seven was a highlight of my life.

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Sent: Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:52

Name: Wayne Leef
Street Address: 27707 Pratt Road
City: Webster
State: WI
Zip Code: 54893
Telephone Number: 715-866-8304
email: lakeland@centurytel.net
Spouse :
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: 2nd Class
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: 2nd Class
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 1974
Crew Comments:

Trying to get any information on our westpac cruises in 1971 and 1972 to Vietnam. Trying to get VA coverage and a requirement is confirmation of the exposure to agent orange. If we sailed in areas where land was on three sides of the ship, we had exposure potential. I seem to remember several areas that would qualify. We did go into Da Nang once or twice as I remember. Also seems we had some fly overs by spray helicopters who liked to spray us. Anyone with any information would be appreciated.

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Sent: Wednesday, 24 February 24, 2010 21:13
Name: Dennis Coker
Street Address: 8030 LaMesa blvd
City: LaMesa
State: Calif
Zip Code: 91941
Telephone Number: 619-733-0568
email: dcoker1948@gmail.com
Spouse : na
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1969
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT-1
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1974

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Sunday, 21 February 2010 15:31

Name: Bill Petersen GMG2 - Mount 51
City: Robertsdale
State: Alabama
email: billp_powers@gulftel.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1986
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1987
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMG2
NAVY service from: 1975
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:

For the short period of time I was on HBW I enjoyed the experience. I was on Mount 51 and was looking forward to WESTPAC but a motorcycle wreck at the picnic ( Admiral Baker Field ) put an end to that trip for me and was eventually the end of my career. Mike Sebring - I remember you ! Do you ever hear from Chico ? I sure wish Things had been different for me. I bet you guys all had a great time on WESTPAC. Sure was nice to take this trip back in time though.

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Sent: Wednesday, 17 February 17, 2010 21:39
Name: Ted Greene
Street Address: 4293 Fredericks Ave.
City: Memphis
State: TN
Zip Code: 38111
Telephone Number: 901-461-4841
email: tedgreene52@yahoo.com
Spouse : Judie
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: HT-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: HT-3
NAVY service from: 1971
NAVY service to: 1977

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Sunday,  7 February 07, 2010 12:37

Name: Craig Durgin
Street Address: 2610 Dons Lane
City: Wilmington
State: Delaware
Zip Code: 19810
email: CHC1130@AOL.COM
Spouse : Heather
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1982
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1986
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MS3
NAVY service from: 1982
NAVY service to: 1986
Crew Comments:

Here is hoping to see a lot of new and old faces at this years reunion in Norfolf Va. Dan and Penny do such a great job and should recieve a medal for all the great events they put together. Go Navy beat Army. See you in Norfolk. Craig
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Sent: Tuesday, 2 February  2010 12:02
Name: John P Schmohl
Street Address: Tavistock dr.
City: Bella Vista
State: ARKANSAS
Zip Code: 72714
email: johnpschmohl@yahoo.com
Spouse : Melinda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1975
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1976
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: em3 - em2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: em2
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1976

Crew Comments:

Hey David Ranger: I saw your post on this site and just wanted to say hi. I was an em3 / em2 on board when we took our last west pac togeather. We spent alot of shore time togeather.
Do you remember the time we went to that drive in theatre in Tasmania in the girls VW and after 5 days of Boags beer, i had gas so bad , I stunk up that car all night through Gone With The Wind. Yea, the only thing that was going with the wind was me all night, but you fell over when i tried to blame it on the ripped up seat in the car. Oh well good times! You were a good shipmate and a good friend. Hey email me and we can trade life stories. I hope your life has been a rewarding one.
john

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Sent: Sunday, 17 January  2010 18:55
Name: David Ranger
Street Address: 304 Leewood Dr.
City: Lynchburg
State: Va
Zip Code: 24503
email: david.rangerinc@msn.com
Spouse : Denise
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1976
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EM2
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1976

Crew Comments:
Hope to see some of my shipmates at the 2010 reunion. We were just kid's, but we experienced so much!
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Sent: Saturday, 9 January  2010 15:35

Name: Michael Chaplinski (SKI)
Street Address: W15452 Polley Lane
City: Gilman
State: WI
Zip Code: 54433
Telephone Number: 715-447-5712
Spouse : Karen
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1963
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1966
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MM2
NAVY service from: 1963
NAVY service to: 1966

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Saturday, 09 January 2010 14:17
Name: Mark E. Millican
Street Address: 9340 orangevale ave., #8
City: orangevale
State: ca.
Zip Code: 95662
Telephone Number: 925 586 3057
email: m_millican@sbcglobal.net
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E5/ cook
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E5
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1976

Crew Comments:

I'm looking for some old shipmates, Roy Pluid, " Strech", " Hessy", Rick Day(signalman).Gunners mates Mike and tom wooten also live in cal. If you served under capt. Jensen or rodgers , I'd like to share some stories and memories of those days durring the vietnam war.
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Sent: Wednesday, 30 December 2009 15:42
Name: Earl Doughty
Street Address: 1102 Spring Lake Dr.
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip Code: 75043
Telephone Number:
email: eedoughty@tx.rr.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SH2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SH2
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1968

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Friday, 25 December  2009 17:46
Name: Marion Smith
Street Address: 1907 South Milledge
City: Athens
State: Georgia
Zip Code: 30605
Telephone Number: 706-353-3385
email: knifing.smith@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1965
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: seaman
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: seaman
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1968

Crew Comments:

trying to make contact with crew members.
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Sent: Monday, 30 November , 2009 15:55

Name: MICHAEL R HEARNE
email: mrhsenior@yahoo.com
Spouse : none
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: gmm3/gmm2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: gmm1
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1978

Crew Comments:

TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO GET HOLD OF FORMER CO. VADM. MUSTIN OR WEAPONS DEPT OFFICERS FROM 69-70 WESTPAC
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Sent: Friday, 27 November 2009 07:06
Name: Luie Williams
email: lwms2009@yahoo.com

Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1986
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SN-PC3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: PCC
NAVY service from: 1986
NAVY service to: 2009

Crew Comments:

HBW was my first Ship. AWESOME Officer's and Crew. Thanks to BMC Hackney myself, SN Penn and SN Banks struck out of deck! I was traied by PC1 Humphries who was relieved by PC1 Sheets and then I relieved PC1 Sheets. If you ever visit Recruit Training Command there is a 35" x 35" photo of Hammerin Hank in the visitors center.

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Sent: Wednesday, 25 November  2009 20:41
Name: Robert Crosby
Telephone Number: 425-232-9318
email: tex2tuf922@verizon.net
Spouse : Kathy
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1986
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: QMSN - QM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: QMC
NAVY service from: 1986
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:

Had a great time onboard the HBW. Though I did realize it until after I got on an Anphib after the Decom of the HBW. A Tin-can ride is so much better than a flat bottomed box.

I am the very last actual crew member to step off the HBW as the ocean-going tug took him out passed Point Loma after the Decom.

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Sent: Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:24

Name: Gerald C Smiley
Street Address: 1419Longbranch #D
City: Grover Beach
State: Calif
Zip Code: 93433
Telephone Number: 805 -720-8423
email: gman58@charter.net
Spouse : Pauline
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1974
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SH-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SH-2
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 1979

Crew Comments:

I came onboard in73 while she was west pac I departed her in 74 have some good times on board while I was there. Like to hear from shipmate that was on board then
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Sent: Tuesday, 10 November 2009 13:18

Name: Ed Mackie
Street Address: 39620 Tinderbox Way
City: Murrieta
State: CA
Zip Code: 92562
Telephone Number: 951-551-2637
email: edmackie@verizon.net
Spouse : Jenny
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1982
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1986
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OS2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OSCS
NAVY service from: 1981
NAVY service to: 2005

Crew Comments:

Found this page after a search on facebook. I see alot of familiar names. Brings back alot of old memories. From the days in Portland Oregon to the beginning of the '86 deployment, lots of good memories along with a couple of bad ones.
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Sent: Sunday, 1 November 2009 14:26

Name: Brian Vaught
email: brian_vaught@yahoo.com
Spouse : Crystal
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1983
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: OS
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1980
NAVY service to: 1983
Crew Comments:
Shout out to everyone on the HBW 1981-83. After the USN I completed my degree and work in the semiconductor industry, mostly in process engineering and recently in ic and solar process R&D.
Special hello to all the guys in and around CIC those days on the 81 cruise and in Portland yards.
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Sent: Monday, 30 October, 2009 10:50
Name: Richard L. Moxon
Street Address: 103 S. Pioneer Rd
City: Fond du Lac
State: Wi
Zip Code: 54935
Telephone Number:
email: moxondoc@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1982
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1985
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SK3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Sk2
NAVY service from: 1981
NAVY service to: 1988

Crew Comments:

I came across this site years ago, and I enjoy reading the stories from time to time. I'd like to read more about where the crew is while I was on board HBW during 1982 to 1985. HBW was my only ship, as I went to shore duty at Great Lakes after for 2 years. I attended night school while there then got out and went on to University of Wisconsin at Madison, go badgers. Then on to Chiropractic college. Now, I've been practicing chiropractic for over 16 years. Thanks HBW for showing me the way. Miss the crew that worked hard, and played hard. Where is Sk1 Tallmadge, swindler, and the rest of the SK group? DK2 Figgins is back out to sea as merchant marine, what balls after all those years. I miss it, but not enough to go back out. Thanks for having this site, I wish there was a better way to inform other crew members that this site is here. Thanks again.
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Sent: Wednesday, 30 September 30, 2009 20:53
Name: Winston Jagger
Street Address: 1730 West Drive
City: Craig
State: Colorado
Zip Code: 81625
Telephone Number: 970-824-4897
email: waj1730riz@bresnan.net
Spouse : ---------------------------
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1962
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EM2
NAVY service from: 1960
NAVY service to: 1966

Crew Comments:

Have attended all the Wilson reunions & enjoyed every minute, would like to thank Dan & Penney for all their hard work. Without their unselfish devotion and commitment the last 5 years would have never taken place. For all the exmembers of the Wilson who did not attend these reunions you missed an opportunity to meet and enjoy many interesting people and events, again Thank you to Dan and Penney


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Sent: Sunday, 13 September 2009 07:23
Name: Ken Drewenski
email: kdrewenski@gmail.com
Spouse : Beth
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1975
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SH2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SH2
NAVY service from: 1974
NAVY service to: 1979

Crew Comments:
This was an awesome find! I have so many stories of my time on the Wilson, but one stands out! Its the time I went to dinner with Slim Patterson and Blue Newman in Olongapo. After dinner they asked me to join them at a bar in the jungle. I was a little hesitant, but went with anyway. At the bar I felt the "what the heck you doing here" looks right away. I went to use the head and a couple guys followed me in and threaten to Kick my ass. Lucky for me Slim and Blue followed and said something like if your going to kick his ass, you'll have to kick ours! FRIENDS whether your black or white that's what I learned! WOW! Serving on the Wilson was an unbelievable experience and I am PROUD to have served with such great MEN!
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Sent: Monday, 7 September 2009 12:39
Name: billy ray keaton
Street Address: 502 erie ave
City: bogalusa
State: la.
Zip Code: 70427
Telephone Number: 850-565-0825
email: time2billyray@hotmail.com
Spouse :
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: e3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1975

Association Sign Up Comments:

was a deckhand until i was made the ship's Barber for the 1975 west pac / i know i gave a bunch of screwed up haircuts and was threaten to be thrown over many of times / but still made it thru the cruise alive / will never forget the good times i had on the wilson and all the wild and crazy guys that i knew / hope all is well with everyone and that everybody sobered up

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Sent: Friday, 4 September 2009 13:33

Name: Bud L. Smith (Smitty)
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Telephone Number:
email: manager4u2004@yahoo.com
Spouse :
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7:
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E1 to LT
NAVY service from: 1973
NAVY service to: 2001
1650.1H (link to Awards Manual)
Crew Comments:

U.S. Navy ships that participated in Operations Eagle Pull, Frequent Wind and the rescue/recovery of the SS Mayaguez received Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals (AFEM) for each of these Top Secret operations... These awards can be found in the most recent copy of the Awards Manual (1650.1H, Page 178).

What most people don't know is... If you were involved in these three operations you can write to the NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND and have your DD-214 updated with a DD-215 which will state that one of these operations was involved in Combat Operations off of Vietnam.

The DD Form 215 shows you were in Vietnam and a participant in operations in Vietnam during all the campaigns. Operation Frequent Wind participates can now trade in the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) for the Vietnam Service Medal (VSM), making it the significant operation. You will need to submit a formal letter along with proof that you participated in these ops.

This can impact your Veterans Status... Being a Vietnam Combat Veteran! Especially if your applying for the Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC). CRSC allows certain military retirees to receive both their military retirement pay and VA Disability Compensation. This means that qualified military retirees with 20 or more years of service that have a "combat related" VA-rated disability no longer have their military retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation.

Note: It took the Department of Defense and Congress more than 28 years to finally settle on what awards the ships were eligible to receive, but they closed the books with The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 1 07-31 4 -December 2, 2002), Section 542.

If you interested in receiving more information on how to submit the correct documentation (formal letters) to update your service record to reflect these two significant changes, please contact me at the email listed. I have scanned copies of the letters I submitted to the Navy Personnel Command Office and all associated information.

On your subject line put... "HBW Awards Request Info"

It usually takes about 6 months for them to process your request...
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Sent: Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:06
Name: Stephen Haught
Street Address: 2476 County Line Road
City: Saint Marys
State: WV
Zip Code: 26170
Telephone Number: 740-516-0245
email: ctyboy50@yahoo.com
Spouse : Melinda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1980
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SA/ BMSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BMSN
NAVY service from: 1976
NAVY service to: 1980

Crew Comments:
Would like to get in touch with old shipmates. Had alot of great times while on board. Times that will never be forgotten.
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Sent: Wednesday, 19 August  2009 20:22
Name: Dick Karbowski
Street Address: 6049 Poinsettia
City: Saginaw
State: Mi
Zip Code: 48603
Telephone Number: 989-799-4306
email: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Spouse : Myra
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1962
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1966
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SN
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1966

Reunion Comments:

I had the pleasure of spending a couple days with an old friend and shipmate. Larry Delazzer and his wife Judy put up with me and my granddaughter for a couple days. It was great to see Larry again after so many years. It was a bigger pleasure to meet Judy the gal that tamed this guy. We rehashed many days and nights we had together....for being a couple old guys our memory was quite good. Larry suggested maybe a reunion in Branson Missouri. They treat Vets with nothing but praise and a heartfelt THANK YOU. Every show has all vets stand and are applauded by all. It might be worth looking into having a reunion there. Thanks again Larry and Judy.....SKI
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Sent: Saturday, 15 August  2009 1428
Name: James "Jim" Cowper
Street Address: 4746 Se Logus Rd
City: Milwaukie
State: OR
Zip Code: 97222
Telephone Number: (503) 652-4318
email: whinnymoocow@aol.com
Spouse : Jill
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1983
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: E3/BT
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E3/BT
NAVY service from: 1979
NAVY service to: 1983

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Thursday, 13 August  2009 10:17
Name: Bobby L Thompson
Street Address: 11726 Frontera Rd.
City: Fontana
State: California
Zip Code: 92337-8918
Telephone Number: 909-350-8868
email: hiwaysailor48@yahoo.com
Spouse : widowed
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1974
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: ETN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ETN3
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1974

Association Sign Up Comments:
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Sent: Friday, 7 August 2009 12:41
Name: Bill Tanner
Street Address: 4206 Alaina Circle
City: Austell
State: GA
Zip Code: 30106
Telephone Number: 404-574-8984
email: wtanner@cdc.gov
Spouse : Penny
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1987
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1989
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: STG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: STG2
NAVY service from: 1984
NAVY service to: 1993

Crew Comments:

The best ship I was ever on! The crew, the ports, everything was very memorable.
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Sent: Tuesday, 4 August  2009 09:20
Name: Mike Powers
Street Address: 2753 204th Lane NE
City: Sammamish
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98074
Telephone Number: 425-898-9237
email: mwpowers@cablespeed.com
Spouse : Rindie
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: Ltjg
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Ltjg
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1972

Crew Comments:

Served as Asst. Supply /Disbursing Officer on HBW
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Sent: Monday, 3 August 2009 15:39
Name: bobby young
Street Address: 117 lake ridge dr.
City: saltillo
State: ms
Zip Code: 38866
Telephone Number: 662 844 4141
email: young115002@bellsouth.net
Spouse : irene
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1961
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1964
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: IC2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CWO4
NAVY service from: 1960
NAVY service to: 1984

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Sunday, 2 August  2009  20:16

Name: jay amsler
Street Address: 211 forrest ave
City: norfolk
State: va
Zip Code: 23505
Telephone Number: 7574081352
email: jamsler_99@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FCC
NAVY service from: 1979
NAVY service to: 1993

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Saturday, 01 August  2009 16:30
Name: Richard Gano
Street Address: 7407 Sale Blvd
City: Southport
State: FL
Zip Code: 32409
Telephone Number:
email: richgano@gmail.com
Spouse : Mary
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: LTJG
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Commander/1110
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:

Served as Navigator and ASW Officer
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Sent: Thursday, 18 June  2009 17:25
Name: James R. Lappegaard
Street Address: 43 Lenape Island
City: Denville
State: New Jersey
Zip Code: 07834-2017
Telephone Number: 973-627-8875
email: jrlusn1@verizon.net
Spouse : Rev. Dr. Ruth E. Mohring
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1959
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1963
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: ETC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ETC
NAVY service from: 1944
NAVY service to: 1964

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Saturday, 30 May  2009 09:57
Name: David Fredrick
Street Address: 903 E. Center St.
City: Monticello
State: IL
Zip Code: 61856
Telephone Number: 217 762 8187
email: davefred@dishmail.net
Spouse : Charlotte
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTMC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTMC
NAVY service from: March 1959
NAVY service to: April 1978

Crew Comments:

My second duty on a DDG. First was USS Barney (DDG 6), second was Henry B. and third was USS HOEL (DDG 13. Since 6 + 7 = 13 does this mean anything?
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Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2009 18:44
Name: Dale sanchez
Street Address:
City: goldenvalley
State: az
Zip Code: 86413
Telephone Number:
email: thedogsanchez@yahoo.com
Spouse : barbar sanchez
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1963
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: ship serviceman
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1959
NAVY service to: 1963

Crew Comments:
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Sent: Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:46
Name: Thomas O. Morris
Street Address: 983 Mistletoe Lp. N.
City: Keizer
State: Or.
Zip Code: 97303
Telephone Number: 503-856-8433
email: morris662@msn.com
Spouse :
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1975
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BT1-BTCS (Frocked)
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BTCM
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1991

Crew Comments:

E-mail address update, 22 April, 2009.

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Sent: Saturday, 11 April  2009 21:36
Name: Sherman Sims
email: ssims9998@sbcglobal.net
Spouse : Teresa
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: RM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RM3
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1971

Crew Comments:

I'd like to get in touch with any of the RM Gang if they see this message. I haven't talked to anyone from the ole Radioshack since I left the ship in 1970, except Scott Blackburn; I don't know where he's at now either. I went aboard the USS Hanson after leaving the H.B. Wilson in 1970. Let me hear from someone from the ole Magnificent 7.
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Sent: Tuesday, 31 March  2009 16:36
Name: George A. Albig
email: Georgal@comcast.net
Spouse : Debbie
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1979
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: FTGSN - FTG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTG2
NAVY service from: 1975
NAVY service to: 1979

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Monday, 30 March  2009 23:35

Name: Ben Miller
email: millerb@edso.org
Spouse : Bonnie
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1978
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1982
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: MMFN-MM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: MM2
NAVY service from: 1978
NAVY service to: 1982

Crew Comments:

What a great time in retrospect.
 

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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 3:10 AM


Name: George (Bill) Freeman
email: bfree105@yahoo.com
Spouse : Debbie
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1972
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1974
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: BM-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BM-3
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 1974

Crew Comments:

Anyone with information on BM's from 72 to 74 please let me know. Those years are forever branded on my heart. Particularly looking for Noonan, Henderson, Pinkey, Stuart, Chief Charley, Chief Goodwin, Ziegler, Norris, or any others who were in 1st Div. Mr, Geiger. I was on the helm the day the front gun mount barrel blew. It took out a Chunk of BM1 Williams arm, and severed a couple of fingers on Millicans rt hand. Also remember the time we were in the whale boat and gig cutting up bags of rice floating down to Vietnam from China. We eventually retrieved the bags and got the ship painted in Hong Kong. What a time we had. Greatest time of my life.

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Sent: Saturday, 14 March  2009 13:57

Name: Tom Byrne
Spouse : Deborah
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1967
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: seaman
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1968

Comments:

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Sent: Friday,  06 March 2009 18:04

Name: Daniel E. Fugate
Street Address: 14289 Clear Creek Rd. NW
City: Silverdale
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98383
Telephone Number: 360-697-2074
email: fugated@hotmail.com
Spouse : Myong
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1964
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: GMM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CWO3
NAVY service from: 1960
NAVY service to: 1980

Crew Comments:

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Sent: Monday,  2 March  2009 12:36

Name: Robert R. Kenney Sr.
Street Address: P.O. BOX 69
City: Netarts
State: OREGON
Zip Code: 97143
Telephone Number: 503-842-6027
email: kdnetbay@embarqmail.com
Spouse : Edna
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1962
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1966
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EM 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EM 2
NAVY service from: 1961
NAVY service to: 1966

Crew Comments:

It's great to hear from the crew.
 

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Sent: Thursday, 26 February 2009 21:16
Name: Ronald S. Roy
Street Address: 387 N. Northwood Drive
City: Branch
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49402-9625
Telephone Number: (231)898-3513
email: Tyme4us2000@yahoo.com
Spouse : Deceased
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1970
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1973
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SHSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E5-BU2
NAVY service from: 1985
NAVY service to: 1987

Crew Comments:

To My Fellow Supporters Ever-present for the Cause of Freedom, Good Sence and Protection for the Greatest Country in the World,

The Wilson was a special place for me. I am grateful for having the privilege of serving aboard her. I have one regret though, I had only wished I were more prepared for the challenges she posed in order to be a worthy Sailor. I initially enlisted as a SEABEE (wood construction was my specialty)
but when I was sent off to start boot camp from Detroit, my orders were changed.
In a way, I was then a fish out of water but the Henry B. Wilson kept me safe even still. After my discharge and leaving the Wilson, I later returned to the Navy. The second time in I was lucky enough to start off as a Builder 2nd class in the SeaBees attached to the 31st Regiment, Port Hueneme, Ca. My service time was cut short this time around as I had seriously injured my back and had to return to civilian life.
I miss all my shipboard buddies. I always will.

Ron Roy

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Sent: Sunday, 22 February 2009 18:32

Name: Ted Bishop
Street Address: 311 hall st
Checkbox:
City: Orrville
State: ohio
Zip Code: 44667
Telephone Number:
email: tmb311@hotmail.com
Spouse : yes
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1983
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: gmg2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: gmg2
NAVY service from: 79
NAVY service to: 89

Crew Comments:

Many good times. Tom middleton where r u Very sad to hear when gmg dearing passed and good to see tracy day made it to the end.It would be nice to hear from Dave Tresch sorry for wreckin ur car.
alive and retired and loving it
P.S.anyone seen ftm lefty robinson

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Sent: Monday, 09 February 2009 12:43

Name: TERRY SCHMIDT
Street Address: 4104 LUCKIE COURT
City: ZION
State: IL
Zip Code: 60099-1912
Telephone Number: 847-219-3696
email: PNCSRET1@MSN.COM
Spouse : SANDI
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: PN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: PNCS
NAVY service from: 1969
NAVY service to: 1993

MEMBER 038

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Sent: Sunday, 8 February 08, 2009 11:49
Name: steven h guillory
email: shguillory@msn.com
Spouse : 36 years
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: EN3 down to EN1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EN3
NAVY service from: 10-71
NAVY service to: 04-75

Crew Comments:

got on #7 when they were towing her to Long BEACH FOR REFIT WAS CAPTAINS Engineer,
captain gig wale boat, in A gang got hurt twice thats why i am 100% disable end of nam was rough
we put her back together rough tray then to nam lot of bullshit on that ship I serve on providence
clg-6 71-73 with a nam trip always thought i craped out with # 7 it was a shit hole remember the time
we crash into another ship in PI just docking put off in PI after 1st gun line Rinehaeart if you see this
kiss my ass you to BUBBA uss wilson change my life i am africa american they could not get over it

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Sent: Tuesday, 03 February 2009 21:32

Name: Dennis N. Valentine
Street Address: 1038 Cavite Crt
City: Rockford
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61108
Telephone Number: 815 708 8312
email: dnvalentine@earthlink.net
Spouse : Runay Valentine
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1964
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 to: 1965
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: RM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RM2
NAVY service from: 1963
NAVY service to: 1967

Comments:

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Sent: Sunday, 01 February 2009 14:24
Name: charles a. akers
Street Address: 18960 benedict dr
City: woodbrige
State: ca
Zip Code: 95258
Telephone Number: 570-4100
email: cwakers69@yahoo.com
Spouse : pamela
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1975
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1977
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: ewc
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CWO4
NAVY service from: 1965
NAVY service to: 1990

Crew Comments:

ALIVE AND WELL IN WOODBRIDGE, RETIRED.


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Sent: Monday, 26 January  2009 06:25
Name: Rick Lopez SMC SW Ret.
email: rjlzzz@aol.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 from: 1982
Years served on the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7 to: 1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7: SM1/SMC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: SMC SW
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1992

Crew Comments:
I signed onboard the Harvey B. Winslow in Apr of 82 and transferred not by choice May 85 to the USS New Orleans LPH 11 , I have to admit the most fun I had in the Navy was on her. The best SM gang a sailor could ask for and the chiefs mess was outstanding. I wish I knew where Capt. John Gilmartin was just to say Hi, he was a very good skipper and I truly miss Ltjg Dempsey who had died in a F14 crash in Feb 87 . But he is flying now without refueling. The 84 westpac was also cool being back in Hong Kong and getting another Tat there he he. To Fair Winds and Following Seas. My e mail addy is rjlzzz@aol.com


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Sent: Monday,12 January 12, 2009 10:35
Name: Bill Cunningham
Street Address: 12400 Cherry St
City: Kansas City
State: Mo
Zip Code: 64145
email: theognome@hotmail.com
Spouse : Toni
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1987
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1989
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FC3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FC2
NAVY service from: 1986
NAVY service to: 1994

Comments:
The Hammerin' Hank was my first ship, and by far the best.


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Sent: Sunday, 11 January 2009 17:43
Name: Dan Micka
Street Address: 7931 S.Corona Way
City: Centennial
State: Colorado
Zip Code: 80122
Telephone Number: 3037985531
email: micka5531@msn.com
Spouse : Linda
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1973
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTM-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTM-2
NAVY service from: 1967
NAVY service to: 1973

Comments:

Reported aboard the Henry B June '72, just in time to leave San Diego for the '72/'73 WestPac cruise; initially assigned to the AN/SPS 39 search radar then later reassigned to the MK118 (Tartar) computer. Remember when the evap went down and showers occurred on the main deck when we could catch a rain squall?? Most memorable time aboard: daylight raid north of the DMZ and being in the fwrd gun mount one early January morning when the projectile exploded before leaving the barrel, that got us off the gun line and back in Subic Bay to be regunned before sending us home. Well Done on the web sight, great to reminisce!!


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Sent: Sunday, 4 January 2009 20:09

Name: Charles Poper
email: sb-c@live.com
Spouse : Dorinda
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: ST1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ST1
NAVY service from: 64
NAVY service to: 70

Comments:

I reported aboard an STG2 soon to promote to ST1. Henry B. already had Two. We were prepping
for WesPac and I learned from Marty Combs that he did duty the previous deployment as
Mt Capt MT52 and was going to be assigned there again. He told me that 2nd Div was undermanned
 and they needed a Mt Capt for MT51. I know a bit and I can do that I said. I really did not know
 a damned thing; had never been inside a mount before. I learned what I needed to know on the
crossing and that was the best damned deployment that I made. 2nd was a GREAT Div TOP to bottom.
The way that I remember it was, as long as the guns were up we hit the beach when in port. I've
communicated back and forth with Pete Nickel; sure would be great to have a word with
Ivan C, Marty Combs, or any of the rest. Billy Gartner do you still play Tammy Wynette on a loop =)?
Returning in April of 70 a bunch of us helo'd over to the carrier for a round robin of volley ball any body else on that?

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Sent: Sunday, 28 December 2008 06:53
Name: TOM (ERNIE) BANKS
Street Address: 4 HEBER ST
City: PITTSBURGH
State: PA
Zip Code: 15210
Telephone Number: 412 885 4797
email: twblvb@verizon.net
Spouse : LINDA
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ETR-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ETR-3
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1974

Comments:

would like to hear from the old gang...my best to you all...


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Sent: Saturday, 27 December 2008 18:40
Name: Kenneth R. Vansant
Street Address: 1550 Lakeshore Dr.
City: Selma
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97538
Telephone Number: 541-597-2329
email: kennyvan@frontiernet.net
Spouse : Emily
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1961
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1964
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ET 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ET 2
NAVY service from: 1960
NAVY service to: 1964

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Sent: Friday, 19 December 2008 18:15
Name: John K. Platt
Street Address: 9917 Eric Street RR1
City: Thedford
State: ON Canada
Zip Code: N0M 2N0
Telephone Number: 519 243-0533
email: jandsplatt@execulink.com
Spouse : Sue
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1985
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: GMT3/BM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-4
NAVY service from: 1984
NAVY service to: 1994

Comments:

One of the best experiences of my life. Would be great to hear from shipmates that served from the same period as I.

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Sent: Friday, 05 December 2008 10:18

Name: Steve Gainer
Street Address:
City: lancaster
State: pa
Zip Code: 17572
email: sgchevyvan69@comcast.net
Spouse : sally
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: ms3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ms3
NAVY service from: 1981
NAVY service to: 1985

Crew Comments:

As I looked at comments of the guys who were on the Henry B the years I was, I thought of things I havn't thought of in many years. 2 west pac's , dry dock in portland,countless hours on the fan tail, low vis watch, jp5 in the fresh water,sandwiches to go out the wardroom kitchen take out port hole,Ect. Good stuff (mostly) I wonder if Schenkenfelter is still holed up in forward flammable.
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Sent: Wednesday, 03 December 2008 06:58
Name: Larry Hall
Street Address: 619 St. Rt. 37
City: Kell
State: IL.
Zip Code: 62853
Telephone Number: 618-8226553
email: hallsbluff@earthlink.net
Spouse : Pat Hall
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1962
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RD-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RD-2
NAVY service from: 60
NAVY service to: 64

Comments:
Plank Owner and Shell Back at 17 years old......"NEAT"
18 th Birthday in Acapulco, Mexico. 19 th in Japan.
Back home before becoming old enough to drink......"AMAZING"
Serving with Officers and Crew of Henry B. Wilson, DDG-7
Under the Command of Capt. Caney......"PRICELESS

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Sent: Monday, 01 December 2008 20:44
Name: Shawn Mishler
email: shawnmishler@live.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1977
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: OSSN E3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS3
NAVY service from: 1973
NAVY service to: 1977

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Sent: Friday, 28 November 2008 08:13
Name: Eric Combs
email: escfamcross@gmail.com
Spouse : Sonya
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1986
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: BT3-BT2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT2
NAVY service from: 1985
NAVY service to: 1991

Crew Comments:

Just kinda updating this from my original post. I left the Wilson in '89 after decomming her and went to a cg , The England . I had way better days on the Wilson. We were a lot closer as a crew , in my opinion more closer than any ship in the navy . Steve Darner and I call each other on occasion just to harrass each each other . I am thinking of joining either the air guard or the air force reserve here in alabama and put in 12 years so I can retire with 20 and when I can ....I'll have benefits that are cheaper than what they cost me now :-) I'm steaming these days at the University of Alabama as a boiler operator heating the campus during the winter . almost have 15 yrs now. might hang on for 15 more and then go enjoy life even more .
 

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Sent: Wednesday, 19 November 2008 07:58
Name: Terrell/Ted Doyals
Street Address: 1412 Grandview Drive
City: Weatherford
State: Oklahoma
Zip Code: 73096
Telephone Number: 580-772-1887
email: billie_doyals@yahoo.com
Spouse : Billie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1962
Plank Owner: Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BTC
NAVY service from: 1958
NAVY service to: 1978
Comments:

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Friday,   7 November 2008 16:06

Name: Terrance Ziniewicz
Street Address: 6254 Covewood Dr
City: Spring Hill
State: FL
Zip Code: 34609-1107
Telephone Number: 352-686-7358
email: terryz@mac.com
email Yes: Show Email
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: RDEC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: EWC
NAVY service from: 1959
NAVY service to: 1989

Crew Comments:

First RDE to serve in Hammering Hank. shortly there after we (RDE'S) were converted to our new rate of EW
 

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Sent: Wednesday, 15 October 2008 20:33


Name: BM2 Don Bristow
Street Address: Po Box 602
City: Yosemite Nt. Pk.
State: Ca
Zip Code: 95389
email: nikonphotodon@yahoo.com

Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1984
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1989
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: SR-BM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: E-5
NAVY service from: 1984
NAVY service to: 1994

Crew Comments:
 


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Sent: Tuesday, 23 September 2008 1110

Name: MIKE MENDES
City: NORTON,
State: MA.
email: JJUSTMEMYSELF@COMCAST.NET
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1981
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: BT3
NAVY service from: 1981
NAVY service to: 1985

Crew Comments:

TO ALL THE SNIPES AND THE REST OF THE CREW I SERVED WITH.HOPE EVERONE IS WELL.ALOT OF YEARS HAVE PASSED,BUT I CATCH MYSELF ONCE IN AWHILE THINKING ABOUT THE OLE'H.B.W. 2 WESTPACS AND THE SHIPYARD-SWAN ISLAND-PORTLAND OR.-ALOT OF GREAT MEMORIES.


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Sent: Thursday, 11 September  2008 12:29

Name: Carl Warren Andreasen
City: Mesa
State: Arizona
Zip Code: 85205
email: warren@qso.com
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1963
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1966
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: Radarman
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: RD3
NAVY service from: 1962
NAVY service to: 1966

Comments:

When the ship was decommissioned and scrapped, I felt like I lost part of my life. That was my home for four years and the ship was one of the newer ships in the fleet.

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Monday, 8 September 2008 20:28

Name:                                                 Tim Whalen
Street Address:                                       3954 w 23rd st
City:                                                 Cleveland                                                    
State:                                                OH                                        
Zip Code:                                             44109                                                                     
Telephone Number:                                     216-351-6151                                         
email:                                                barbandtimw@sbcglobal.net                                           
Spouse :                                              Barbara
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1970
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1973                                  
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: 0S3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             0S2
NAVY service from:                                    1969
NAVY service to:                                      1977
  

Comments:

I miss my time on the Henry B.  I hope your menories are as good as mine. 
We gave C hell and I would do it again, if I was'nt so damn old.  GOD bless you all and keep the faith........

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Sent: Saturday, 02 August  2008 20:51
 

Name:                                                Michael  JAROCKI
Street Address:                                   23647 CLEARIDGE DR                                                                                                                                         City:                                                   VALENCIA                                        
State:                                                  CA                                                                                                                                                                            
Zip Code:                                           91354                                                                      
email:                                                  thejarocks@aol.com                                                                                                                                                  

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1975
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1978                                                                                                                                                 

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RM3

NAVY service from:                                    1974
NAVY service to:                                      1978                                                                           

Comments:

My children and I found this great site when we were talking about my naval service.  I have great memories of the Henry B, and the Westpac of 76/77. I've told them about the close call "unrepping" with the USS Enterprise.  When a young quartermaster fresh off a frigate, made a mistake, and the XO, LCDR Benepe ("Darryl Beno") avoided a collision and saved lives with quick thinking and a cool head.  Great memories of port calls in Hong Kong, (Pinkys tattoo parlor, the Sea palace floating restaurant, Chin Hae and Pusan Korea, (Brrrrrr-cold!) and of course Subic bay, Manilla and Baguio PI.   Burnie Tasmania was a whole different world, after crossing the line and becoming a shellback.  Great memories for a kid out of Pennsylvania.  thanks to the Wilson and all the great sailors i had the privelage of serving with.

Michael

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Sunday, 29 June  2008 18:27

Name:                                                     Robert William Schultz Jr. (Bob)
State:                                                      California                                         
Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1964
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1964                                       
Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: LT
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:                 LCDR

NAVY service from:                                      
NAVY service to:                                          1978
Comments: 

My father served on the H B Wilson, though I am not sure the extent of his service.  He died in 1978 while in California while I was still young.  He
loved the Navy and we have many mementos of his service, one of the ones I treasure most is his "Shellback" Card which he received onboard the H. B.Wilson ... 17th of July 1968 (Longitude 146-13). I have run across photos of the ceremony too.

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Thursday, 26 June 26, 2008 11:15

Name:                                                     chester j radnor
City:                                                        daytona beach
State:                                                       fl                                                                                                                                                                                    Zip Code:                                                32118

email                                                       chesterradnor@yahoo.com                                          

Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1959
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1989 

NAVY service from:                                        1973
NAVY service to:                                          1977 

Comments: 

great site, i served on uss towers ddg9, looking for c.c.barfield (GMG2) whoserved on both ships. he made the 76 wespac cruise with you guys, if anyoneknows his whereabouts please put us in touch with each other. thanks fellas.........

chet radnor(SM3) 386-492-5373 or chesterradnor@yahoo.com 

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Sent: Tuesday, 17 June  2008 02:43

Name:                                                     Rios, Amando T.                                                                       
Spouse :                                                  Gloria

Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1964                                 

Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: Chief Petty Officer
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:                 Chief Petty Officer

NAVY service from:                                        1960
NAVY service to:                                          1964

Crew Comments: 

I am posting this in behalf of Amando T. Rios.  He now lives in the Philippines with his wife, kids and grand kids.  Feel free to contact me at nhguerrero@gmail.com.  I myself is a graduate of NROTC Philippine Armed Forces.  Never had shipboard duty (to my regret).  I envy you guys with all those memories.


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Sent: Friday, 6 June 2008 10:39
Name:                                                     Mark W Scott
Street Address:                                       10 Cardinal Drive
City:                                                        Sparta
State:                                                      NJ
Zip Code:                                               07871
email:                                                      mwscott1999@yahoo.com                            

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1981                               

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMG2
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1982 

Mount Captain Mount 51

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Sent: Thursday, 29 May 29, 2008 12:26 PM

Name:                                                     Roy Patterson            
Street Address:                                       1709 E. Mc Millan                          
City:                                                        Compton                                             
State:                                                      California
Zip Code:                                                90221
Telephone Number:                                 424-785-8669
email:                                                       RPatterson@ELCamino.Edu
Spouse :                                                  Gloria E. Patterson

Years served on the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1973
Years served on the USS HENRY B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1977                                       

Rank / Rate while on board the USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7: SK2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:                 SK1
NAVY service from:                                        1972
NAVY service to:                                          1993 

Comments: 

The Henry "B" was my first command outside of bootcamp. I met a great bunch of shipmates and I still remember them as the "Best Friends" That I have ever had. Sanford "Ruck" Rucker - Bump - Tony -Curt McBean - Jack - Henry Lassre Deceased - SK1 Richert - RB Healy - Woodrow "Woody" Gay. I have alot of good memories about that period in my life.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2008 15:13
Name:                                                     Steve Cohan
Street Address:                                       2202 Spruce Circle
City:                                                        McKinney
State:                                                       TX
Zip Code:                                               75071
email:                                                     startrk1@sbcglobal.net
Spouse :                                                 Vivian
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1983
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1987                                      

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: NC1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             NC1
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1991 

Comments: 

Just sitting reminiscing about the good old days.  Putting the cruisebook together, Shellback initiations, great times in Australia and our historic visit to Brunei...good times and great memories.  Went to recruiting duty from the Henry B. and it burned me out.  Saw a side of our Navy I didn't like so I left, five years before retiring and regret it every day.  I settled in Everett, WA but somewhere along the way ended up in Texas via Ohio.  Ya gotta go where the money is, right?  But life has been fun.  I miss the boat, miss the crew, and hope everyone I had the good fortune to know has had as great a life as I have since then.  Here's to you guys!

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Sent: Saturday, 3 May 2008 13:51
Name:                                                 Wayne "Chet" Norris
State:                                                   MO
email:                                                   chet_norris@yahoo.com
Spouse :                                              She ain't dead yet???
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1976
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             SM1 (SW)
NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1991

Comments: 

Best ship, best crew, best memories.

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Wednesday, 30 April  2008 20:04

Name:                                               John R. Johnson (Fremmie or Heat)
State:                                                Michigan 
email:                                                chestef@yahoo.com
Spouse :                                            Carole
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1969
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1970                                 

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MMFN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MMFN
NAVY service from:                                    1969
NAVY service to:                                      1970 

Comments: 

Proudly I found and copied pictures of the H.B. Wilson and display them on my desk at work.  I get some good comments on her.  "The Magnificent 7" being a "Steamer" was well known by the ships we pulled along side of and blasted from the PA system as we raised a rooster tail in pulling away. If anyone remebers "Van" (mm2 Van Orsdale) would appreciate the fact he would stuff rags in the PA speaker in main control during these times.  He was quite a character.  My duties were in Main Control, engineroom #1, making the fresh water.  Of course I served with a lot of other divisions handling ammo, bringing on food, and taking on fuel.  That little incident with spilling oil during refueling and "M" division being assigned to clean it up still brings back memories.  Doing so while firing on a shore battery, hitting the battery, and running for cover as it blew up was the highlight of the day.  It was not on the "Plan-of-the-day", for sure.  Are ther any engineering E-3 and below at that time reading this remember those days?  I am especially interested to hear from those that participated that day (E-3 and below).  Fell free to contact me for any other reason, too.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 06:46


Name:                                                 John Short
Street Address:                                    820 W. Kansas                       
City:                                                    Pittsburg                              
State:                                                   Kansas
Zip Code:                                            66762                                                                          
email:                                                  short4561@sbcglobal.net
Spouse :                                              Sarah
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1983                    
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E-5/MM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E-6/MM1
NAVY service from:                            1979
NAVY service to:                                1983

Comments:

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24 Apr 2008 15:02
Name:                                                 LARRY D. JOHNSON
Street Address:                                       309 LIBERTY LN                                    
City:                                                 LaFERIA                                            
State:                                                TX                                          
Zip Code:                                             78559
Telephone Number:                                     956 245 9364            
email:                                                Ldockmaster@aol.com                                          
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1976
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1980                                       
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BM1/ BMC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             BMCS
NAVY service from:                                    1966
NAVY service to:                                      1994
            
Comments:

WHEN I MADE BMC IN 1980,THERE WERE SEVEN THAT MADE CHIEF THAT DAY ONBOARD THE WILSON DDG-7,HOW ABOUT THAT///////

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Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2008 09:38 


Name:                                                 JESSE E. LAMBERT JR.
Street Address:                                       312 WEST SMITHDALE AVE.                                 
City:                                                 PARKIN                                           
State:                                                AR                                             
Zip Code:                                             72373
email:                                                JELAMBERT42@YAHOO.COM
Spouse :                                              SHIRLEY
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1964
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: QM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             QM2
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1964

Comments:

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Date:
02 Apr 2008 03:51:31 -0700

Name:                                                 Bill Tanner
Street Address:                                       4206 Alaina circle             
                                  
City:                                                 Austell                                            
State:                                                GA                                        
Zip Code:                                             30106
email:                                                wtanner@cdc.gov
Spouse :                                              Penny
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1987
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1989
                                   
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             STG2
NAVY service from:                                    1984
NAVY service to:                                      1993

Comments:

The Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7)was the best ship in my short career in Navy. I was part of the de-commissioning crew in 1989.  I will always remember the Hammerin' Hank!!


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Date:
21 Mar 2008 15:31:17 -0700

Name:                                                 Robert Gale
                                            
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1981
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1985                                      
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ENS-LT
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             CDR
NAVY service from:                                    1980
NAVY service to:                                      2005
         

Comments:

Wow. Time does leave the good and fade the bad. HBW was my first (and really only) ship. Did two WestPacs (reported aboard in PI during the first). Seeing Darrell Wilkinson and John Saviour's names prompted me to write. My elder son was born while we were in the yards in Portland. CAPT van der Schroeff (Ret) and CAPT Pete Grant (former Weps) came to my wetting-down for CDR in 1998. Lost touch with the few folks I had contact with. Rick Dempsey (former COMMO) was killed in a Tomcat crash in 1988. Jeez, lots of memories coming now...mostly good.

Best regards to those shipmates who remember/care
 

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Date:
13 Mar 2008 15:29:16 -0700

Name:                                                 albert butauski
Street Address:                                       175 e 208                        
City:                                                 euclid                                            
State:                                                ohio                                           
Zip Code:                                             44123-1015                                            
Telephone Number:                                     216 486-1502                                           
email:                                                butauski@gmail.com                              
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1977                                       
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OS2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             
NAVY service from:                                    1973
NAVY service to:                                      1977

Comments:

new email address

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Date:
04 Mar 2008 00:47:35 -0700
Name:                                                 bill jay butka
Street Address:                                       4242 tolowa st
City:                                                 san diego
State:                                                ca
Zip Code:                                             92117
Telephone Number:                                     858=449-4699
tel Yes:                                              Show Telephone Number
tel No:                                               
email:                                                jaybutka@yahoo.com
email Yes:                                            Show Email
Spouse :                                              kim
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1964
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMGC
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1981
Comments:

I wuold like to hear from crew member form 60-64

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Sent: Monday, 16 February 2008 2249
Name:                                                 David Kestner
State:                                                 California
email:                                                 davidkestner@hotmail.com                                          

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1987
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1988                                     

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: seaman
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             petty officer
NAVY service from:                                    1986
NAVY service to:                                      1990:               


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Sent: Thursday, 14 February 2008 1316
Name:                                                 Randy Prouty                                                              
City:                                                    Bolingbrook
State:                                                   IL
Zip Code:                                            60440                      

email:                                                randy.prouty@yahoo.com                                  

Spouse :                                              Debbie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1986                               

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTG-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FTG-1
NAVY service from:                                  1980
NAVY service to:                                      1989

Comments: 

Arrived on board just after the ship left Portland.  Was greeted by FTG-3 (BaronVon) Strom.  Made the next two WESTPACS and have lots of fond memories.  Funny how the bad memories fade into funny stories or are forgotten altogether!  Would love to hear from any and all of my old shipmates.  Anyone know what ever happened to C. Belt, B. Thais, T. Mabry, or any of the other 'Gun Plot' Boys?

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Sent: Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:05
Name:                                                    KEN DE VORE
Street Address:                                       805 SANDBERG
City:                                                      VENTURA
State:                                                     CA
Zip Code:                                               93003-7566
email:                                                     kendvt@roadrunner.com
Spouse :                                                CAROLYN
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1962
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ET2/1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             ETC
NAVY service from:                                    1958
NAVY service to:                                        1970
 

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Sent: Sunday, 3 February 2008   2107 hours
Name:                                                 JOHN  B. (JACK) ORZALLI
Street Address:                                    2790 BRUCE ST
City:                                                   MATLACHA
State:                                                  FLORIDA
Zip Code:                                            33993
email:                                                 JORZALLI@GMAIL.COM
Spouse                                               MYRTLE

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1962

Plank Owner:                                         

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: LCDR

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             CAPTAIN

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Sent: Friday, 1 February 2008 10:06 PM
Name:                                                 Sten Johnson
City:                                                   Woodstock
State:                                                  Illinois
email:                                                  Stenosweedo@yahoo.com
Spouse :                                              Returned due to to defect

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1977            

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: EMFA to EM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             EM2
NAVY service from:                                    1973
NAVY service to:                                      1977     

 

Comments: 

Just stumbled upon this wonderful place!The time spent on the ol' Henry B in retrospect, were some of the most formative years of my life.I bitched up a storm (like the rest of us did)from time to time,but what did I know?Hell...I was only a kid at the time.Now 30 something years later,I look back on those times with GREAT pride.From Long beach in '74, to a WESTPAC in '75 and '76, and back to the yard again in '77.

 Looking at the pictures bring back so many memories.Some funny and some not quite so funny.If the 2008 reunion is on the east coast,I'll do all I can to make it!

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Sent: Tuesday, 22 January  2008 12:40
Name:                                                 Hank Tonning 
City:                                                 Kennewick
State:                                                Washington
email:                                                althat@verizon.net

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1965
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1968

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMG2

NAVY service from:                                    65
NAVY service to:                                      68 

Would like to hear from some of the guy's from the 65 to 68 time period.

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Sent: Sunday, 23 December 2007 09:18

Name: RGC Collette
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1962
Plank Owner: Yes

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: LT(jg)
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CAPTAIN

NAVY service from: 1959
NAVY service to: 1984

Comments for Reunion Location 2008:

Could not make the 2007 reunion but the East Coast 2008 plan sounds like a winner. I note one vote for Charleston, SC and would support that one or Myrtle Beach (which is just 1 1/2 hours up the road). Lots of things to do in Chasn and even more in Myrtle (2nd tourist destination in US) with 106 golf courses.

Delighted to read about VADM Shanahan's interest. I expect a number of plankowners will retire their walkers and make this one.

Regards to all.

R.G.C. Collette CAPT, USN (Ret)

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Sent: Sunday, 16 December  2007 18:18

Name:: Leroy Banks Jr
City: Vista
State: CA
email: ljmj23@netzero.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1987
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1989

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E-4/PN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Personnel Specialist First Class
NAVY service from: DEC 1986
NAVY service to: NOV 2006

Comments:

I have a lot of great memories while serving onboard USS Henry B. Wilson. This was my first command upon completing Boot Camp. I would have completed twenty years on this ship with no problem.

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Sent: Wednesday, 12 December 2007 12:57

Name:: David Lennon
City: Raleigh
State: NC
Zip Code: 27613
email: lawdrudge@yahoo.com
Spouse: Not in Stock
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1975
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: LT
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CAPT (USNR)
NAVY service from: 1975
NAVY service to: 1979

Comments:

This website is great! I have many memories of my time on the "Hammerin' Hank". Despite her complement of weapons, sensors, and the benefit of a redundant steam plant that made it a little more difficult to go "hot, dark, and quiet," WILSON's biggest asset was her crew. I was privileged to have the counsel of some insightful Chiefs and First-Class Petty Officers who knew a little about bringing up a junior officer, and I was lucky to have had an outstanding group of men to work with in both the EW Division and in 2nd Division. Those who were there- you all had your moments, as did I, but there was not bad man to be found among all the men who served in my divisions. You were all great guys, and I will always be grateful to you and proud of the things we accomplished. The wardroom had many fine officers, and a few characters. I defer on the latter issue,lest I find myself included. (smile) I enjoyed our Westpac in 76-77, and have many a sea story from the experience.
I left WILSON for law school and stayed in the Reserves, changing my designator to 2550 (JAG Corps) after graduation. I practiced law in Raleigh, NC while moving up in the Reserves. For four of my last 6 years in the Reserves, I was Staff Judge Advocate for the Naval Space Command as it transitioned into the Naval Network and Space Operations Command. I saw first-hand that warfighting has undergone a sea change (pun intended) since the days of WLR-1s and grease-pencil plots. I retired from the Reserves as a Captain a couple of years ago, which proves that miracles can happen. At about the same time, I transitioned into my current position as an Assistant Attorney General with the NC Department of Justice. Three years as Legal Officer in WILSON apparently had no deterrent effect on me.
I would love to hear from any of the folks I served with while in WILSON, and especially from the men who served in EW or 2nd Division while I was there, and of course, my fellow denizens of the wardroom, some of whom I have been privileged to run into since leaving WILSON.
This website is a great tribute to a fine warship and the outstanding men who crewed her.

 

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Sent: Friday, 9 November 2007 12:25
Name::                                                Leo M. Lampert
Street Address:                                   1910 Dry Branch Rd
City:                                                    Lugoff
State:                                                  SC
Zip Code:                                            29078                               
Telephone Number:                             803-438-5358                                                            

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1973
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1978                                  

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: mm2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             mm2
NAVY service from:                                    1973
NAVY service to:                                      1980
Comments:
Had a good time on the henry b wilson. did two great west-pac
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Sent: Friday, 9 November 2007 09:40
Name::                                                Joe Perry
Street Address:                                   1726 265th St.
City:                                                    Harbor City
State:                                                  California
Zip Code:                                           90710
Telephone Number:                             310-539-3015
email:                                                  pointmansouthbay@sbcglobal.net
Spouse:                                              Gloria
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1976                                     

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMG1
NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1985 

Comments:

Hello All, Just wanted to update my info. Was Mt 52 GMG during 75 cruise. ASROC GM during 72 cruise. After leaving active duty I was attached to MIUW 12 in Long Beach, "kind of" drifted in and out of active reserve until 1985. 

Currently living near the Los Angeles harbor area (South Bay). Still in contact with Al Cottle (Mt 51 GMG during 75 cruise). Outpost leader for Point Man Ministries South Bay (a veterans outreach ministry).  

Has anyone had contact with Charlie Brink (TM3) 72 cruise? Any of the 2nd Division crew from the 75 cruise? 

Joe Perry

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Sent: Tuesday, 6 November 2007 1637
Name::                                              Jim Hansen
City:                                                 Mogadore                           
email:                                                DD830@aol.com
Spouse:                                               Sandy
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1974                             

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             OS3
NAVY service from:                                    1970
NAVY service to:                                      1976

 Comments: 

I miss you guys!
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Sent: Friday,  5 October  2007 2303
Name::                                                Wayne Stewart (Stu)
Street Address:                                    5020 N. Glenarvon Road
City:                                                     Otis Orchards
State:                                                   Wa
Zip Code:                                             99027
email:                                                    wstewart@wecon.com
Spouse:                                               Carol
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1975                           
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: YN2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             YN2
NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1975
Comments: 

Lots of history.  We were there for the war in 72/73 with time on the gun line and a fair amount of time north of the 17th parallel. Most of our "raids" were night missions except for one daylight mission at Hon Mai(Vinh Guang area of N. Vietnam) where Commander Jensen was awarded the Silver Star. We were there for the cease fire, then back in 74/75 for the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Pol Pot), the evacuation of Saigon, and the recapture of the SS Mayaguez (Last Battle of the Vietnam War).  Some of my photos are in "Four Days of Mayaguez" by Roy Rowan, U.S. Navy Proceedings Magazines, "The Last Battle" by Ralph Wetterhaun, and the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2007 2021
Name:                                                 Morton E. "Jim" Toole
Street Address:                                   18-5th Street, SE
City:                                                    Washington
State:                                                   DC
Zip Code:                                            20003
email:                                                   jimtoole@juno.com
Spouse :                                              June
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1967
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: LCDR
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RADM
NAVY service from:                                    1957
NAVY service to:                                      1987

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Sent: Wednesday, 10 October  2007 14:39
Name::                                                    Roger Bates
Street Address:                                       12 Skyline Trail
City:                                                        Fairfield
State:                                                      PA
Zip Code:                                               17320
Telephone Number:                                 717 642 6198
email:                                                      magwrb@comcast.net
Spouse:                                                  Mary Anne Gardner Capt NC USN (ret)
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1962
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1964
Rank while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: LTJG
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             CDR
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1987

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Sent: Saturday, 6 October  2007 12:00
Name::                                                    Larry Haggard
Street Address:                                       88 Grosch RD.
City:                                                        Manchester
State:                                                       TN.
Zip Code:                                                37355
Telephone Number:                                 931 596 3519
email:                                                      Haggard4@aol.com                    

Spouse:                                               Terri Haggard
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1980
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1981                      

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BM 3
NAVY service from:                                    1977
NAVY service to:                                      1983 

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Sent: Friday,  5 October  2007 2303
Name::                                                Wayne Stewart (Stu)
Street Address:                                    5020 N. Glenarvon Road
City:                                                     Otis Orchards
State:                                                   Wa
Zip Code:                                             99027
email:                                                    wstewart@wecon.com
Spouse:                                               Carol
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1975                           

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: YN2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             YN2
NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1975
Comments: 

Lots of history.  We were there for the war in 72/73 with time on the gun line and a fair amount of time north of the 17th parallel. Most of our "raids" were night missions except for one daylight mission at Hon Mai(Vinh Guang area of N. Vietnam) where Commander Jensen was awarded the Silver Star. We were there for the cease fire, then back in 74/75 for the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Pol Pot), the evacuation of Saigon, and the recapture of the SS Mayaguez (Last Battle of the Vietnam War).  Some of my photos are in "Four Days of Mayaguez" by Roy Rowan, U.S. Navy Proceedings Magazines, "The Last Battle" by Ralph Wetterhaun, and the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 


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Sent: Friday, 14 September  2007  2254
Name:                                                 Tim Layton
Street Address:                                    420 McKinley St. #111-431
City:                                                    Corona
State:                                                   Ca
Zip Code:                                            92879
Telephone Number:                             951-751-0408
email:                                                  Tongkad@aol.com
Spouse :                                        

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1981
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1984                

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MS3
NAVY service from:                                    1980
NAVY service to:                                      1986

Great site. brings back a lot of great memories from those days stationed on board. Hope to hear from those of you I knew.
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Sent: Wednesday, 15 August 2007 1025

Name:                                               Barry Hagge
Street Address:                                  620 Manatawny Road
City:                                                  Boyertown
State:                                                 PA
Zip Code:                                          19512
email:                                                 BCHagge@DEJAZZD.Com
email Yes:                                            Show Email
Spouse :                                              Dolores
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1967
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1967

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SN OI Div.
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             SN
NAVY service from:                                    1964
NAVY service to:                                      1967 

Comments:
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Sent: Sunday, 12 August 12007 1320

Name::                                                    william gohde bm3
Street Address:                                       39 47 street
City:                                                       weehawken
State:                                                      nj
Zip Code:                                               07086
email:                                                     gohde4u@aol.com
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             bm2
NAVY service from:                                    1964
NAVY service to:                                      1968 

Comments:
i served aboard the uss mazama ae9 1965-1968, does anyone remember a stan malinowski did some time aboard the wilson..if so let me know   thankyou

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Sent: Saturday, 4 August  2007   2021
Name::                                                GMT2 John Wood
City:                                                 Lake Elsinore
State:                                                CA
email:                                                sparks.email@verizon.net
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1978
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1980
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMT2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMT2
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1980

 

Comments:
A lot of good memories.  Would like to hear from anyone who I worked with while on-board.

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Date: 19 Jul 2007 19:02:19 -0700
Name:: Tom " Ernie" Banks
Street Address: 4 Heber St
City: Pittsburgh
State: Pa.
Zip Code: 15210
Telephone Number: 412 885 4797
email: twblvb@verizon.net
Spouse: Linda
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ETR -3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: ETR-3
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1974

Comments:
MADE MANY GOOD FRIENDS....MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE...MY BEST TO YOU ALL..WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU

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 Sent: Tuesday, 10 July 2007 1522
Name::                                                Ken Cline
City:                                                 Shorewood
State:                                                MN
Zip Code:                                             55331
email:                                                and20182@mchsi.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1967
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1970

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RD-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RD-2
NAVY service from:                                    1966
NAVY service to:                                      1970

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Sent: Wednesday, 4 July 2007 0810
Name::                                              Lyle E Krueger
City:                                                  Prior Lake
State:                                                MN 
email:                                                lykrg@integra.net
Spouse:                                            Louanne
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1966
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RD3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RD3
NAVY service from:                                    1965
NAVY service to:                                      1968 

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Sent: Tuesday, 3 July  2007 1357

Name::                                                    john k figgins
Street Address:                                       po box 131
City:                                                       montpelier
State:                                                     oh
Zip Code:                                              43543
Telephone Number:                                419-459-4236
email:                                                     dhackworth03@sprintpcs.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1983
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: dk2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             dk2
NAVY service from:                                    1981
NAVY service to:                                      1985
Comments: 

best time of my life, had i known it then, i would have stayed.  have returned to shipboard duty as of 11/06 joined us merchant marines.  now aboard mckee sons/tug invinceable homeport cleveland, deck department. anchors away. fig


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Sent: Tuesday 3 July 03, 2007 07:18  

Name::                                                  Robert Konarski
Street Address:                                      15258 Nancy
City:                                                      Southgate
State:                                                    Michigan
Zip Code:                                             48195
email:                                                    ddg003@gmail.com                            

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1977
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: EM-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             EM-2
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1980 

Comments:

Wow I'm overwhelmed. Ran across the web site by accident and was truly amazed to see The Magnificent Seven had her own web site. The proudest two years of my life was serving on board the USS H. Wilson DDG-7. I have a framed picture of her and also a framed pitcure of the USS Hoel DDG-13 hanging in my office. As you can see by my e-mail address I still think of the Navy. I would had used DDG007 years ago when I set up my e-mail address but it was already taken. I have continued my service to the country and next month I will have 22 years with the VA Hosp. here in Detroit. Good Luck to you all and "Go Navy".

After reading some of the many comments from former shipmates it got me thinking of some of the best times I had while out to sea. Where else can I say I got to sit in on the drums and perform stairway to heaven with the rest of the band in the middle of the pacific during the night. Or climb up the mast during the night when we were going though the tail end of a typhoon to change a running light. All in all I would do it all over again exactly the way it was back then. That is of course minus the engineering birthday cakes.

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Sent: Monday 28 May, 2007 0823

Name:                                                 JERRY D. COX
Street Address:                                    2929 ST JAMES RD
City:                                                    SPRINGFIELD
State:                                                   IL
Zip Code:                                            62707-9798
Telephone Number:                             217-753-0137
mail:                                                     jdflycast@ameritech.net

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1966
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1969
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RD-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RD-3
NAVY service from:                                    1965
NAVY service to:                                      1969

Comments:
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Sent: Friday18 May 2007 0545
Name::                                                     Don Goheen
Street Address:                                        15 Lookout Ln
City:                                                         DUBOIS
State:                                                       WY
Zip Code:                                                82513
email:                                                       MTNMIC@DTEWORLD.COM
Spouse:                                                   MICKEY
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1982
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RMC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             rmc
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1882 

Comments:
Had a good time on the "Hammering Hank"; we accomplished a lot. If any of the old
radio gang are still around send me an email. Mike ?

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Sunday 13 May  2007 0900
Name:                                                 Michael Ware
State:                                                Colorado
email:                                                designer07w@aol.com
Spouse :                                              Candie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1980
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1982
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FC1
NAVY service from:                                    1980
NAVY service to:                                      1996

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 Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2007 2021

Name::                                                Darrell Wilkinson
Street Address:                                   1107 Athena Way
City:                                                    St Peters
State:                                                  MO
Zip Code:                                           63376
Telephone Number:                             636-397-0792
email:                                                  pawpaw1107@charter.net
Spouse:                                              Kathy
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SM1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             ETC(SW)
NAVY service from:                                    1974
NAVY service to:                                      2001 

Comments: 

I checked aboard HBW as an SM2, fresh from civilian life (Broken Service) in 1982 while she was in Portland, OR for the yard period and transferred off in 1985 as an SM1.  Oh what a time!!!! After the yard period and work-ups, made the cruise of 1984 forging some friendships that will last a lifetime.    Specifically, Mike (SM2) Ware, and Mike (OS2) Legaspi are two that I have stayed in touch with, but there were so many more that I have lost contact with (SMC Rick Lopez, SM2 Bob "BEBO" Haughen, RMC Reece Pouncil to name a few). Would really welcome the opportunity to get together again sometime, drink a few cold ones, and tell a few lies.  To all who were on the "Hammerin' Hank" during that time, Hello and I hope everything has worked out well for you.  All my best, Darrell.

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Sent: Tuesday, 08 May  2007 1848
Name::                                                jay (SELBY)
City:                                                 Klamath Falls
State:                                                Oregon
email:                                                jster49@charter.net
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1970
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMG3
NAVY service from:                                    68
NAVY service to:                                      72

Comments: 

Just browsing the internet and looked up  HB Wilson brings up the memories of alot of good times.....

hi to pettie nichols my co gunner on mt 52 I saw your post....and hi tom mt 51 gunner and can't forget mikey the guy who used to put us on target with tommy twehouse a drinkin buddy and all the other shipmates like john weaver and tok my island friend...tom your post brought up some names of shipmates I had forgotten oh yea and marty those poker games were something else....had a lot of good times and grew up alot......jan moe stopped by on his way home in late 72 or early 73 and told me about the cruise and how rough it was and how the ship had shrapnel all over it and tom's episode with the hang fire....sorry i missed it....all ways liked my navy time and the wilson was my favorit... all most went back in in 74 wasn't meant to be....anchors aweigh.....to all my ship mate friends take care......selby 70-72 great web site glad i found it great memories.......

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Sent: Saturday,  05 May  2007 2016
 Name::                                                James D. Chambers
Street Address:                                     1111 Monroe Dr.
City:                                                     Kerrville
State:                                                   TX
Zip Code:                                            78028-7263                                    
email:                                                    jc4texas@ktc.com
Spouse:                                                Lenore
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1977                                    
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: CWO2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             LT
NAVY service from:                                    1961
NAVY service to:                                      1983
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Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007   1227
Name::                                                Charlie Nixon
State:                                                  Wy
Zip Code:                                             82933         
email:                                                ChrNxn@netscape.net                                     
Spouse:                                               Teresa
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1985
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1989                    
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             Gmm2
NAVY service from:                                    1984
NAVY service to:                                      1989 

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Wednesday, 25 April  2007          1500
Name::                                                Steven Holbrook
Street Address:                                       610 W Fig St
City:                                                 Falbrook
State:                                                Ca.
Zip Code:                                             92028                                
email:                                                manowar812@gmail.com
Spouse:                                               Stephanie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1985
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1989                              
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FC-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FC-2
NAVY service from:                                    1984
NAVY service to:                                      1990
Comments: 

Still living in San Diego, feel free to drop me an e-mail.

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Sent: Wednesday, 21 March  2007 0841
Name::                                                Tracy Day
City:                                                 El Cajon
State:                                                CA
email:                                                          

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1981
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1985                       

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FCCM
NAVY service from:                                    1980
NAVY service to:                                      2010

Comments:

She was my first ship.  I really enjoyed the 12 months in Portland Oregon shipyard (Northwest Marine Iron Works).  Dave Tresch got his car wrecked up there, remember that?  Deployment 1984 was a true westpac, lot of port hopping, overnight liberty and no 3 man buddy rule like today.  I wonder where Ron Golinski and Dave Tresch are now.

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Sent: Wednesday, 14 March 2007 1210
Name:                                                 Ervin McManus Jr
Street Address:                                     501 Richmond Park Lane
City:                                                     Fort Worth
State:                                                   Texas
Zip Code:                                             76140
email:                                                    ervin.mcmanus@lmco.com
Spouse :                                               Marsha M. McManus
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1963
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1966
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E3
NAVY service from:                                    1962
NAVY service to:                                      1966 

Comments: 

Loved all the travel on the USS Henry B. Wilson while serving my Country
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Sent: Monday, 12 March  2007  2049
Name::                                                Mark Walker
City:                                                 gautier
State:                                                ms
email:                                                mlac@cableone.net
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1968
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MRC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MRC
NAVY service from:                                    1952
NAVY service to:                                      1972

Comments: 

Greetings, my name is HT1(SW) Mark walker I Am the son of MRC Harold Walker he served on board the U.S.S H.B Wilson from 1968-1970, I was doing some research and kinda fell into this site. I would like to say thanks for having it!

I have seen some pictures of my dad that I haven't seen before. since most have been lost.

I was 7 when my dad passed away in 1972 so any pictures I see of is truly a treasure.

if anyone knew my father it would be an honor to hear from you.

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Sent: Thursday, 8 March  2007 1541

Name:                          Randall Larrabee
City:                             Sunrise Beach
State:                            TX
email:                            rlarrabee@nctv.com
Spouse: Patti
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1976
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: STG2

NAVY service from: 1976
NAVY service to: 1982

 Comments:

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Sent: Monday, 5 March 2007 1254
Name::                                                Bill Flewell
Street Address:                                   385 San Juan Drive
City:                                                    Bremerton
State:                                                   WA
Zip Code:                                             98311
email:                                                   bflewell2@comcast.net
Spouse:                                               Pam
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1975
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1978            

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             STG1
NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1980 

 Comments:

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Sent: Saturday, 3 March  2007 1111
Name::                                                   Paul Gottfried
Street Address:                                       7576 Wingspread Street
City:                                                       N. Las Vegas
State:                                                      Nevada
Zip Code:                                               89084
email:                                                      gottfriedp@cox.net
Spouse:                                               Lynda
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG1-STGC
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             STGCS
NAVY service from:                                    1962
NAVY service to:                                      1982 

Comments:


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Sent: Friday, 2 March 2007 0755
Name:                                                 Dan Olive
City:                                                 Bakersfield
State:                                                Ca
email:                                                dano5119@yahoo.com
Spouse :                                              No Thanks,
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1984
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             STG 2
NAVY service from:                                    1978
NAVY service to:                                      1984 

Comments: 

I often wonder what has become of my good friend Mark Carter. I would also like to hear from the infamous Dr. S Howard Warrrington, "Zoo", Dave Grewing, Max Jewell, Brian Lundy, Mike Story, and any of the other psychos I used to avoid trouble with.

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Sent: Thursday, 1 March  2007 1904
Name::                                                JD Salling
City:                                                    East Wenatchee
State:                                                  Wa
Zip Code:                                            98802
email:                                                  jdsalling@charter.net
Spouse:                                               Michelle
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1975
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1980
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BT2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             BTCS
NAVY service from:                                    1974
NAVY service to:                                      1992 

View Crew Comments Page:

Some great memories and some not so great.  But overall I feel the Hammerin Hank was the best.  Hope to catch up on old times with some of you that were there when I was.

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Sent: Wednesday, 28 February 2007 2141
Name::                                                Donald F. Mischel
City:                                                    Barstow
State:                                                  Ca
Zip Code:                                            92311
Telephone Number:                             760-252-2293
email:                                                   dandjmischel@verizon.net
Spouse:                                               Jean
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1959
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1963
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Pank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTG-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E-5
NAVY service from:                                    1959
NAVY service to:                                      1963 

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Sent: Tuesday, 27 February 27 2007 1156
Name::                                                John Smagac
email:                                                johnasmagac@msn.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E1 to E4 - OS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E4
NAVY service from:                                    1982
NAVY service to:                                      1985 

View Crew Comments Page:
Just trying to contact my old friends. I am a Quality Assurance Analyst (software tester).

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Sent: Tuesday, 20 February 2007 1815
Name::                                                Roger Downing
City:                                                 Henderson
State:                                                TX
email:                                                kahunadad58@aol.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1980
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1982

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MR-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MR-2
NAVY service from:                                    1978
NAVY service to:                                      1982

Comments :

Served on the Wilson fron 80 to 82 in R div. The only MR onboard. I haven't talked to any of the old crew since the day I mustered out. We need to change that. Lots of good liberty. Lots of good memories. I wouldn't trade those days for anything.

I would like to here from some of the old crew. Haven't forgotten not getting a shower for several days because there wasnt enough fresh water to keep the boilers running. We had it good back in the HT shop though, we were the end of the water line. Usually just enough left in the line to get a quick splash. I wouldn't trade those times for anything.

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Sent: Monday, 19 February 2007 0740
Name::                                                Dan Moore
Street Address:                                   37134 Whipstock
City:                                                    Magnolia
City                                                    Texas
Zip Code:                                            77354
email:                                                  dkm1987@sbcglobal.net
Spouse:                                               Kimberly
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1983
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OSSN/OS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             OS3
NAVY service from:                                    1982
NAVY service to:                                      1985 

Comments: 

The Henry B. 

Shout out to Craig Van Ness, Terry Gulledge, Mark Cyr, Donny Snyder, Mark Boland (Aka Pappy), Bob Laventure, and all the other OI guys from the early/mid 80's, sorry if I missed anyone. 

Had a blast on Westpac 84. 

I remember meeting her (DDG-7) while still in drydock at Portland, forgot the OOD at the time but the MOW was Larry Fehardo (mispelled I'm sure) the big Hawaiian. 

We made it through the LOE's and of course Battle E, followed a submarine around for bit while playing tag with the Russian Balzam. 

Chief Frazier was the best Chief ever, Olavason not so......... 

Who else remembers Hop the Merciless (Kevin you still out there?) Sardine and M7M sandwiches. Eating pizza on the DRT while onloading at Long Island, Super Signalman running through the Bridge, Jimmi Hendrix playing through the sound powered phones. Parks puking at breakwater, Jimi (the stork ass bitch) not far behind. Verticle Plot boards, Mo Boards and DRT's that was the life for me, yes I was a twidget.

Sorry she had to be turned into a Barge, not a fitting end for such a fine ship.

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Sent: Sunday, 18 February 18, 2007  2036
Name::                                                Jerry E Dexel
City:                                                 Casa Grande
State:                                                Az.
Telephone Number:                                     1-520-421-2488
email:                                                jedexel@yahoo.com
Spouse:                                               Vera
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1959
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1963
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:  

NAVY service from:                                    1959
NAVY service to:                                      1963 

View Crew Comments Page: 

After 43 years in the water utility business I finally decided to retire. I am looking forward to visiting with shipmates at this years reunion. For the time being I plan on traveling all points of the US. Many places to see. Would like to hear from ya.    

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Sent: Wednesday, 14 February 14, 2007 1606
Name:                                                 Craig L Durgin
Spouse :                                              Heather Durgin
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1986

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MS3
NAVY service from:                                    1982
NAVY service to:                                      1986

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Sent: Monday, 12 February  2007 1401
Name:                                                     stephen coburn
Street Address:                                       15455 point northwest blvd.#425
City:                                                        houston
State:                                                      texas
Zip Code:                                               77095
Telephone Number:                                 1-832-331-6747
Spouse :                                                  n/a
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1964
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: po3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             sh3po3
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1966

Comments:

how many of us origonal plank owners are left ? i was in ship service dept. ships barber can you send me there names ?


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Monday, 12 February 2007 1253 

Name::                                                    John C. Wright
Street Address:                                       1214 Lindfield Lane
City:                                                        Houston
State:                                                      TX
Zip Code:                                                77073
Telephone Number:                                 281-209-9443
email:                                                jwright1975@sbcglobal.net
Spouse:                                               Rebecca
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1969
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: IC3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             IC3
NAVY service from:                                    1966
NAVY service to:                                      1970 

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Sent: Friday,  9 February  2007  22:50 PM
Name::                                                Eric Gabbart
Street Address:                                    8800 W 102nd Place
City:                                                    Overland Park
State:                                                  Kansas
Zip Code:                                            66212
email:                                                   ericgabbart4ksu@yahoo.com
Spouse:                                               Julie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1977
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SKSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             SK2
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1980 

View Crew Comments Page: 

Just looking to see if I can hook up with anyone I served with. Remember the cold weather in Korea in Feb 78 . Had a good friend who was also a storekeeper named Doug Reynolds, I believe he was from Horsehead New York and he went on to diving school. Lost track of him nearly 30 years ago.Remember a MS named Fitzgerald. Also remember when we went to Long Beach Cal for overhaul.
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Sent:    Thursday, 8 February 2007 1631
Name:                                                   Ray Grissom       

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1963
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1965
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: gmg3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             gmg3
NAVY service from:                                    62
NAVY service to:                                      65 

Comments: 
some great people on board

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Sent: Monday, 05 February  2007 0804
Name:                                                 Estle H. Spears (Rass)
City:                                                    Roaoke
State:                                                   VA
email:                                                   rassman@verizon.net
Spouse :                                               none
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTM-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FTM-1
NAVY service from:                                    1969
NAVY service to:                                      1975

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Sent: Sunday, 4 February  2007   0814
Name::                                                        Ken Reisinger
Street Address:                                            2149 Clancy Street
City:                                                            Las Vegas
State:                                                          Nevada
Zip Code:                                                   89156
Telephone Number:                                    (702)531-6919
email:                                                          kr91056@aol.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MM2
NAVY service from:                                    1974
NAVY service to:                                        1978 

View Crew Comments Page:

Had a great time on the Hammerin' Hank. Alot of memories. Would like to hear from my shipmates. E-mail me. Wish I could go on a wespac 1 more time.

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Sent: Saturday, 3 February 2007 1915
Name::                                                David Webb 
State:                                                  IDAHO
email:                                                  webbdh@earthlink.net
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1966
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1969
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: YN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             YN3
NAVY service from:                                    1966
NAVY service to:                                      1969

View Crew Comments Page: 

Like to hear from anyone that remembers me.  Was in Boatswain Division for a few years finally ended up in Ship's Office. 

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Sent: Saturday, 27 January  2007 1217
Name:                                                     Kevin P. Brown
Street Address:                                       5126 Coco Palm Dr
City:                                                        Fremont
State:                                                       Calif
Zip Code:                                                94538
Telephone Number:                                 510-656-8175
email:                                                       KPBPlumbing@yahoo.com             

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1975
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1978
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BTFN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             UT 2
NAVY service from:                                    1974
NAVY service to:                                        Present

Comments:

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Sent: 16 Tuesday January 16, 2007 1539
Name:                                                      Dave Haggard
Street Address:                                        3290 S. Lincoln
City:                                                         Siloam Springs
State:                                                       Arkansas
Zip Code:                                                72761
email:                                                      dhaggard1@cox.net
Spouse :                                                  Carol
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1976
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTM3 - FTM1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FC1
NAVY service from:                                    1975
NAVY service to:                                      1990

Comments: 

Lotsa good times on the first boat and first time outta the US!!! Made the 79-80 and 81 Westpacs with Cmdr Hill. Served with such fine individuals as FTM2 Curtis "Coitus" White, HT3 Batchelor, HT2 "Buzz" Buzzaro, Lt. "Jethro" Bodine, Ltjg Jim "Giver Hell" Edwins, and all the boys in WDE and 4th division. Man, what memories!!!

Still looking for a 81 Westpac cruise book. If anyone has a copy please contact me.

 

Gotta go think I have the midwatch....

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Sent: 16 Tuesday January 2007 1211

Name:                                                      Richard Karbowski
Street Address:                                        6049 Poinsettia
City:                                                         Saginaw
State:                                                       Michigan
Zip Code:                                                48603
Telephone Number:                                  989-799-4306
email:                                                       rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Spouse :                                              Myra
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1962
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1966                                

NAVY service from:                                    1962
NAVY service to:                                      1966

Comments:

Hi Everyone,

Hope to see some new names joining the association this year. There are more from 1962 through 1966. I do not remember if we had cruise books between these times. I think we had 3 West Pac Cruises in that time.


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Sent: 15 Monday January  2007 1243  

Name                    :                                 Todd K. Rissinger
Street Address:                                       3650 Carveacre Road
City:                                                        Alpine
State:                                                      CA
Zip Code:                                               91901
Telephone Number:                                619-445-6210
email:                                                      usriss@starband.net
Spouse:                                                  Katherine C. Lavine
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1985
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OS-2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             OS-1
NAVY service from:                                    1981
NAVY service to:                                        1997
Comments: 

The "Hammerin Hank" was by far the best ship I ever served on. Just after departing her in 1985, I did CV/CVN combat systems test bed engineering, then onto the amphibious world and Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCAC) as a plank owner of the unit and ACU-5 in Panama City, FL and subsequently Camp Pendleton, CA. I finally retired under the T.E.R.A. in October of 1997 after seven deployments (three in the Middle East).

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Sent: 13 Saturday January  2007 2104
Name:                                                  Steve Fitzsimmons
City:                                                     La Verne
State:                                                   CA
email:                                                   srf52@hotmail.com
Spouse :                                              Jeanie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1970
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1974
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E4/FTG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E4
NAVY service from:                                    1970
NAVY service to:                                      1974

Comments: 
Hello to everyone; and a special "Hi" to Tommy D. and Daryl I. 

Steve

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Sent: 9 Tuesday January 2007 2424
Name:                                                      Lean " Gene" Linthicum
Street Address:                                        1208 Broadway St. Apt. K1
City:                                                         Pleasant Hill
State:                                                       Missouri
Zip Code:                                                64080
Telephone Number:                                  816-255-7671
email:                                                       genelinthicum@comcast.net
Spouse :                                                   Donna Linthicum
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1968
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E-3
NAVY service from:                                    1968
NAVY service to:                                      1970

Comments:

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Sent: 5 Friday, January  2007 1301
Name:                                                     Robert "Bob" Shubin
Street Address:                                       4357 Misty Cove Place
City:                                                        Stockton
State:                                                      CA
Zip Code:                                               95219
email:                                                      clubsandnags@aol.com
Spouse:                                                   Sally
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1959
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1961
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FTM2
NAVY service from:                                    1957
NAVY service to:                                        1961
Comments:

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Sent: 2 Tuesday, January 2007 1248
Name:                                               dennis w highfill
City:                                                 oklahoma city
State:                                                ok
email:                                                bigdawgsly@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1986
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             BM3
NAVY service from:                                    1985
NAVY service to:                                      1989 

Comments:
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Sent: 29 Friday December 2006 0942
Name:                                                    GERRY TROUTMAN
Street Address:                                       7223 N NC HWY 109
City:                                                        WINSTON-SALEM
State:                                                      NORTH CAROLINA
Zip Code:                                               27107
Telephone Number:                                     (336) 769-2760
email:                                                gerry.troutman@gilbarco.com
Spouse:                                               DORA
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1966
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1968
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ETN3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             ETN2
NAVY service from:                                    1965
NAVY service to:                                      1969

Comments:
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Sent: 27 Wednesday, December 2006  0221
Name:                                               Shawn Salrin
Street Address:                                 1827 F St #2
City:                                                  Lincoln
State:                                                Ne
Zip Code:                                         68508
email:                                                ban2sidhe@yahoo.com
spouse:                                              None
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1973
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             SM1
NAVY service from:                                    1973
NAVY service to:                                      1993
Comments: 

Wound up on five ships east and west coast before I retired. I Can still see the Lucky Seven flag flying and The Keep on Truckin guy we painted up on the Signal Bridge. Does anybody know what happened to the Brenner brothers or Chet Norris? I ran into Tom Copher while he was serving on another FF and I was on the USS Roark but lost track of him. Man, could'nt believe it when I ran into this website. I've got a Henry B ballcap from the US Navy Memorial on the rear window shelf of my car. Some crazy times on the Hamerin Hank!

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Sent: 19 Tuesday, December  2006  2429
Name:                                                       Cliff Rodgers (Gunner Rodge)
Street Address:                                         11826 West 90th Ave
City:                                                         St. John
State:                                                        IN
Zip Code:                                                 46373
Telephone Number:                                  (219) 365-0328
email:                                                        cliff@administrativedynamics.com
Spouse:                                                    Judy
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1973
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMG2
NAVY service from:                                    1969
NAVY service to:                                        1973 

View Comments: 

I was injured on the USS Robison, DDG-12 and ended up in the Hospital in Yokosuka for a few months. When I got out of the hospital, I was a brig chaser for a while. Then I was MAA for the RILA Baracks (Restriction in Lou of Arrest). I was finally flown back to San Diego just in time to catch the Wilson, DDG-7 leaving for West Pack. I was not a happy camper but I made a lot of good friends. Had some unbelievable good times in Hong Kong, Subic Bay, and Subic City. Got helo'ed off the Wilson end of 1972 while they were still on Gun Line. I miss my gun. Remember.. happiness is a warm gun. Enjoyed reading all of the entries here.  Good job!

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Sent: Tuesday, 12 December 2006 0949

Name:                                             Ted Bishop
Street Address:                                311 Hall St.
City:                                                Orrville
State:                                              Ohio
Zip Code:                                       44667
email:                                             tmb311@hotmail.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1981
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1983
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
NAVY service from:                                    10-79
NAVY service to:                                      10-88 

View Comments: 

good time for the most part

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Sent: 02 Saturday, December 2006 2354
Name:                                                Richard Gillaspie
Street Address:                                   40 Wendt road
City:                                                   Yakima
State:                                                 Washington
Zip Code:                                          98901
Telephone Number:                            509 453 4630
email:                                                dgillaspie
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: seaman first
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             e3
NAVY service from:                                    1969
NAVY service to:                                      1972 

View Comments: 

I'd do it again!

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Sent: Friday 01 December  2006 1034
Name:                                                     harold leroy seaman
Telephone Number:                                     928-770-4035
email:                                                southernops@gmail.com
spouse:                         

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1961
years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1963
rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: e3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             e4
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1963

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Sent: 29 Wednesday, November  2006 1642
Name                                :                      Alan Buzzurro
Street Address:                                         1427 Lockhart Way
City:                                                          Roseville
State:                                                        California
Zip Code:                                                  95747
Telephone Number:                                   916-784-9059
email:                                                cleantoys03@yahoo.com
spouse
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1977
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: HT1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E6
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1986

Comments: 

I was an HT2 for most of my time on board the Henry B. but made First Class before I got off in 1981. I worked in "R" Division the entire time and was the only one certified to weld on the high pressure steam systems so I spent a considerable time in the holes. Looking to see if any one else remembers those days. I was really saddened to hear they reduced her to a target ship in 1983.

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Sent: 29 Wednesday November 2006 1339
Name:                                                     BILL "OGGIE" OGDEN
Street Address:                                        221 WEST FIRST
City:                                                        CUNNINGHAM
State:                                                       KANSAS
Zip Code:                                                67035
Telephone Number:                                 620-298-2388
email:                                                       timberline53@yahoo.com
spouse:                                               THAT'S A NEGATIVE
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:            1973
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: HT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             HT1
NAVY service from:                                    1970
NAVY service to:                                      CURRENTLY STILL IN THE RESERVES 

View Comments: 

Well, number one, we never had a cruise book in 1972 because nobody wanted to take it for action, so I don't think I'd be looking around trying to find one! I still have my copies of Rick Shain's pictures that he took along with another set, some other ship forwarded to us. I had mine laminated so they would preserve better over the years. If somebody from the 72 cruise needs a copy, I can see if they can be reproduced or not.

Remember CDR. Jensen's wedding in Hong Kong? 300 Best men at a wedding has to make for a helluva party!

I use to hang with Phillips, Fath, Demaria, Kahler, Chamberlain, Erickson, Miller, and just about everybody from Engineering. Phillips passed away over a year ago from Pancreas cancer. Our reserve unit provided the casket detail and I presented the flag to the family. It was a very emotional day for me.

On the lighter side, I'm very much appreciative of the effort going into the re-unions, just haven't been able to attend so far, but hope to in the near future. If anybody has a heads up on "when and where" the next one will be, please let me know!

It's nice to hear from everybody and looking forward to seeing all before long!

 

                                                         BILL OGDEN

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 Sent: Thursday, 23 November 2006 2146  

Name:                                                     Alan Buzzurro
Street Address:                                       1427 Lockhart Way
City:                                                       Roseville
State:                                                      California
Zip Code:                                               95747
email:                                                      cleantoys03@yahoo.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1977
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: HT1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E6
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1982
View Comments: 

Found this site and recognized some of the names. If anyone remembers me please drop an e-mail. Where is the old girl now?

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Sent: 20 Monday November 2006 2032  

Name:                                                     BARRY L. WILSON JR.
Street Address:                                       7777 BELDEN ST. #238
City:                                                        SAN DIEGO
State:                                                      CALIFORNIA
Zip Code:                                               92111
Telephone Number:                                 858 5604060
email:                                                      scovyfexa.@dependmail.com                             

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1985
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1987
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OPERATIONS SPECIALIST FIRST CLASS
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E6
NAVY service from:                                    1982
NAVY service to:                                      1990
View Comments: 

THE U.S.S. HENRY B. WILSON WAS A NAVY COMMUNITY OF DIVERSIFIED MEN FROM ALL CROSSECTS OF THE COUNTRY WORKING AS TEAM IN THE MISSION FO PATROLING THE PACIFIC OCEAN. THE DUTY WAS VERY BUSY BUT ROUTINE. THE PORT VISITS WERE VERY CULTURALLY INNOVATING. THE U.S.S HENRY B. WILSON SERVED IN THE PERSHIAN GULF AFTER THE U.S.S STARK INCIDENT, THE U.S.S. HENRY B. WILSON PROMOTED INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY AT SEA AND WAS CITED FOR HUMANITARIAN AWARD. THE U.S.S HENRY B. WILSON WAS A DELEGATE OF DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY THREE (23)


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Sent: Monday, 20 November 2006 13:57

Name:                                                     Tom Dietzman
Street Address:                                       1160 W Hillsborough Blvd
City:                                                        North Port
State:                                                       FL
Zip Code:                                               34288
email:                                                      tddietzman@hotmail.com
Spouse:                                                   Nancy
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1970
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1972
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E4
NAVY service from:                                    1968
NAVY service to:                                      1972 

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Just wanted to update my email address. How's everyone doing? Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Dave Rapp, I remember you! I also remember that Rick Shain had been running around taking pictures during our raid on Hon Me Island. (please refer to message number 323) If I remember correctly wearing a football helmet?! I remember seeing him after the mission with a blue or purple helmet still on his head, camera in hand. It's really bad luck that the pictures were lost.  

By the way Rick, Mount 52 was CASREP'ed prior to the mission, so Mount 51 was to fire the whole mission of 100 rounds. We got off one shot when 51's breach block failed to drop, and the next round got smashed into the back of it. That was it for Mount 51. As I remember Cmdr. Jensen brilliantly maneuvered Wilson to avoid enemy counterbattery, while air bursts exploded all around us, and shells fell so close to the ship that plumes of water rained on the ship. Pieces of shrapnel were found later on the decks. Some of those I think were recovered by you, Rick. Correct me if I'm wrong. Meanwhile, as the skipper was busy dodging bullets, four or five guys and I were trying to get rid of the HE shell and the ruptured powder can from the back of the gun. I finally was able to remove the broken powder can and shove it out the back of the gunmount. Then the projectile came sliding back with the nose cone containing the fuse broken off and hanging by two wires! I thought it might be he

 althier for all involved if the shell was no longer on board, so I grabbed it from the "keyhole" in the rear of the gun and jumped down with it in my arms, ran over to the rail and threw it overboard. I then ran back and jumped back through the hatch of Mt. 51 and was helped in by a guy whose name I don't remember. We rode out the remainder of the mission in that gunmount listening to the airbursts exploding around the ship. Cmdr. Jensen then odered the engine room to make smoke and we hightailed it outa there! That's my story and I'm sticking with it. 

That's how I remember that early morning daylight raid. I'd like to hear about other crewmembers' recollections from that wild day. 

Someone has to have that cruise book from '72.

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Sent: Wednesday, 15 November  2006 0438
Name:                                 John T. Kroner
Street Address:                                       649 dunn dr
City:                                                 altamonte springs
State:                                                florida
Zip Code:                                             32714
Telephone Number:                                     4076660488
email:                                                johnkroner@msn.com
spouse:                                               anita
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1983
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ms3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             ms3
NAVY service from:                                    1979
NAVY service to:                                      1983 

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had some great times and partys hope to hear from some of you

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14 November 2006 1107
Name                                :                         Max
Street Address:                                           McCall
City:                                                           Ogden
State:                                                          Utah
Zip Code:                                                   84401
Telephone Number:                                     801 399 2203
email:                                                maxpwr@networld.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1978
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1980
Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MM2
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1980

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Sent: Tuesday, 14 November  2006 1702 

Name:                                                     JOHN P. BROWN
Street Address:                                       3130 EMERSON STREET
City:                                                        SAN DIEGO
State:                                                      CALIFORNIA
Zip Code:                                               92106-2606
Telephone Number:                                619-226-7865
email:                                                    Stimpy7898@cox.net
spouse:                                                  CARMEN S. BROWN
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1986
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OS2 / E-5
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: 
NAVY service from:                                    1978
NAVY service to:                                      1998

View Comments: 

The Henry B. Wilson was a great ship. The CO we had on it's last West-Pac was a great CO, who cared alot about the crew.

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Monday   13 November  2006     1317

Name:                                         Timothy Leonakis
Street Address:                            1920 Abrams Pkwy #85
City:                                             Dallas
State:                                            TX
Zip Code:                                      75214
Telephone Number:                      917 733-5963
email:                                             tleonakis@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1980
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E-5
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E-5
NAVY service from:                                    1976
NAVY service to:                                      1980
View Comments: 

Operations:December 1979. 

While on route to Hong Kong for Christmas R&R a message arrived to the radio room of the Magnificant 7.  The initiating preceeding series of communication transmission events occurred as follows:  A ham radio operator (radio hobbyist) in Hong Kong had randomly tuned into an at sea distress call on short wave radio. (HF 3-30 Megahertz).  He alerted the Hong Kong Coast Guard and passed off the radio frequency.  The Hong Kong Coast Guard commenced a search and rescue operation.  Upon further communication the Hong Kong Coast Guard contacted the US Naval Consulate in Hong Kong.  The US Consulate passed the information to the US Naval Attache'.  The Naval Attache' passed the communication to the Seventh Fleet Commander.  A few unknown hours after the first transmission, the USS Henry B. Wilson, DDG 7 received a radio transmission commanding it to cease its R&R and start a search and rescue operation in the South China Sea.  There were four US Citizens adrift in a sail boat, one of

  them the son of the Judge Advocate General of the US Trust Territory of Guam.  The Wilson was searching for a 27 foot sailboat in a storm.  During December the typical unforgiving weather in the South China Sea is cold and harsh. 

     The crew had a distressed and necessarily ambivalent feeling about their assigned endeavor, for earlier in that year the Wilson had searched for three days for an unidentified small aircraft that was reportedly lost at sea.  There was little idea of where to start the search, what to look for and when to quit, until finally it was commanded to break faith and resume its normal patrol assignment.

  The sea was laying claiming to yet another group of hapless voyagers; these ones fool hardy.  A passenger had ordered, and his crew of friends had taken delivery of a sail boat constructed in Hong Kong, at affordable prices; a Hong Kong special.  It was apparent to the casual observer that the crew had no experience with seasonal weather of the South China Sea.

     But the Wilson had an edge this time.  The beleaguered adventureres were in communicating with the ship.  They knew not their position, for their sextant was of no avail in a cloudy sky.  The sail boat had lost the useage of its radio navigation.  The wandering crew could only pass sun line navigation to the Wilson and the ships Quatermasters were competently drawing their lines over maps as navigators do, resolving the longitudes, as best they could in accordance with the Wilson's cronometers and the compass reading on the battered sail boat. 

     Inspite of the lack of spare parts that plagued the US Navy during the downsizing of the President Carter administration, enough parts had been burgled out of the Wilson's failed seven HF radio receivers to keep one of them working.  One was enough, one would due.  It had been kept neatly repaired and operating by a meticulous and astute sailor who had trained himself--without instructors--on electronics in the Navy.  All of the other radio's had their depleted and damaged parts assiduously tracked, accounted and ordered.  Not only spare parts for the radios were in dire short supply, but propulsion, radar, signal lights--the whole lot on the ship.  The ship was steaming on a shoe string budget. It was a time whe weekly gossip included guessing which ship was being towed back to port by a contracted ocean tug due to lack of spare parts while on its patrol commitments.

  Up on the bridge of the Wilson the Officer On Duty (OOD) had already selected a search pattern out of a volume of Navy search pattern recommendations.  The book had been set down in plain view as though somehow, in this game of chance, one would provide the best answer.

    Outside, the Hong Kong Coast Guard search plane had just overflown the Wilson.  It was low on fuel.  The storm cloud cover forced it to fly below 400 feet and consume its fuel fighting the head winds and the denser atmosphere.  Had the plane been able to fly at altitude its use of fuel would have allowed it to stay on duty.  The plane waved good bye.  There would not be enough daylight for it to return after refueling in Hong Kong.  It climbed into the clouds to save itself. 

     All night the Henry B stayed in the search.  Her signal men had turned on the signaling communication lights into high power spotlights scanning the horizon, looking for that little bobbing boat.  Atop the ship, where they stood, on the signal bridge one could see 30 yards at best.  The driving rain, cloudy skies and heavy seas reflected back or diffused the light so that it was barely a help at all.  The Wilson was hoping to be seen rather than hoping it could see the sail boat in the vast swirling, churning, tumultuous void. 

     During the night a second ship was impressed into duty by the Law of the Sea, the freighter President Polk.  An American sounding name but cheaply chartered in the Philippines, thus entitling the ship to all the resources and protection the Phillipine government would have to offer should it be pirated on the distant high seas.  Ironic, it was coming to the rescue of US Citizens who would not come to its rescue unless dictated by the Law of the Sea, which applies to close proximity only.  It pays to fly the US flag.  Just ask the owner and crew of the Mayaguez; another Henry B. Wilson rescue four years previously.

     Also, in the pitch of night, the US Navy had dispatched from over 600 miles away was a plane and crew that the Navy had designed for conditions very similar to those presently endured.  The long dwelling, slow and loitering P-3 Orion.  Through the night it flew, through the storm all night long, not being able to bring its talents to bear until sunrise, which would be the timing of its arrival on station.

  Daylight did arrive, in a late, dreary, cloudy and fiercely storming manner.  The radio transmissions announced the arrival of the P-3 on the scene.  Radar had indicated its presence and approach to the ship.  As the hemisphere of the earth came to the light of day the P-3 made its decent and dropped out of the heavy scud, below 400 feet, bringing its multitude of human eyeballs peering out of its windows to bear.

     The President Polk could be seen steaming its pattern in the opposite direction from the USS Henry B. Wilson.  Then it slowly dissappeared over the horizon, falling off the edge of the world.

     Communication in the night had disclosed that the little unrescued sail boat had its bow stove in and was in serious danger of sinking.  The engine had been soaked with water and rendered useless.  All that it had remaining was its sea anchor, and that was slipping fast.  Neither the cord nor the deck fittings could bear up the heavy protracted strain in the storm without showing their weakness and propensity of failure.

  Hours passed.

  The UHF radio frequency for the P-3 Orion broke the silent desparation.  "USS Wilson, we've found them."  In a rescue operation news is good news.  It was a brief moment of relief.  There was no jubilation, only preparation for the next effort which would endanger crew members of the Wilson.  The Wilson steamed for nearly three hours through the storm to the location of the hovering P-3; the location of the drifters.

      The storm had not granted clemency to anyone.  The sail boat was simply uncontrolled and the USS Wilson could not bring its 2200 tons close by to effect a rescue.  The motor whale boat would have to be launched.  This was a very touchy operation.  A rescue party of boatswains entered the motor whale boat still in its davits.  The davits extended out over the deadly sea and the lowering operation began.  The motor whale boat was descending by its two cables, one fore and one aft.  A swell rose up and contacted the mwb.  Its cables went slack.  The swell receeded and the mwb fell till the cables snapped tightly and suspended the weight again.  Several times the waves bore up the mwb and several times they fell away from the untrusting boatswains in a treacherous scenario.  Several times, till suddenly at the right moment of a swell the command came to, "Release cables!".  The motor whale boat fell away from the ship dropping some 30 feet down then coming back up to eye le

 vel with the Wilson's main deck.  The boatswain quickly sped away from the danger of colliding with the Wilson.

     Off they were toward the little bobbing sail boat.  Off in the heavy seas, that little open craft motor whale boat.  Coming along side the worthy sailors beckoned to the beleaguered to jump aboard the motor whale boat.  The sailors in a manly fashion grabbed the US Citizens and caught them up out of their sinking vessel, all four and their baggage.

     The most difficult part was yet to come.  The MWB would have to come along side the lumbering Wilson and re-attach the two hoisting cables, simultaneously.  Along side the MWB motored waiting for the right moment to come along side the Wilson.  The Officer of the Deck had smartly placed the ship to offer maximum protection from wind and waves.  The hoisting cables were distended and slung about by the sea, often becoming intertwinned with eachother.  Up to eye level rose the MWB, then down it fell with the receeding swells.  Up again and again, for nearly a half hour.  Then the command, "Fasten cables!" came roaring over the noise of wind and sea so that everyone deckside heard it unmistakable.  Down the MWB fell and the cables went taught with a bang!  Both ends of the MWB were fixed and the hoisting operation began.  Up came the sea swell lifting the MWB to eye level and slackening the hoist cables till they lay about endangering the crew in the MWB.  Down it fell agai

 n.  Bang!  The cables went tight again as the entire weight of the MWB was suspended.  Up again and down.  Bang!  Up.  Down.  Bang!  Up.  Down.  Bang!  Till the motor whale boat and its two crews were hoisted above the grasp of the churning waves. 

     It was over in a moment.  The Wilson had succeeded in its rescue of 4 US Citizens in the South China Sea, that cold and stormy week.  The ship resumed its previous course; its course to Hong Kong, as though fate were returning the rescued US citizens to their last safe point of origin.  Although the sail boat owner had pleaded with the captain of the USS Wilson to take his sail boat in tow back to Hong Kong the Captain could not oblige and they both considered the rescue over.

  In the happy ending that ensued, the entire crew of the Henry B. Wilson received an open welcome to the house of the son of the Judge Advocate General of the Island of Guam.  When the ship returned from the Western Pacific to San Diego the Los Angeles Times sent reporters and published the story on the harsh weather rescue.

 

Haze grey,

Timothy Leonakis

ET2

 

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Sent: Friday, 10 November 2006    1730
Name:                                 Glenn Krueger
Str                                      1325 N. 1st Ave.
City:                                   Wausau
State:                                  WI
Zip Code:                            54401
Telephone Number:            715-675-9720
email:                                 grampa1@peoplepc.com
Spouse other:                                       Cheri
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1977  
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OSSA - OS2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             OS2
NAVY service from:                                    1973
NAVY service to:                                      1977
View Comments:

Excellent job on the web site. It's really nice to see so many of the former shipmates have visited it. Hope we can all get together someday to talk about the old times while on the "Hammerin Hank". I'll try to contact some of these old shipmates via E-mail real soon.

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Sent: Wednesday, 18 October  2006   2132
Name:                                                      Norman C. Kaufman
Street Address:                                          13607 Los Olivos  Ave.
City:                                                           Poway
State:                                                         Ca.
Zip Code:                                                  92064
email:                                                        nck5240@cox.net
spouse / other:                                           Donna
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1975 

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MMCS
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MMCM
NAVY service from:                                    1958
NAVY service to:                                      1980

Comments:

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Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 8:51 PM
Name:                                                      John Stephens
Street Address:                                        2607 E Rowan Ave
City:                                                         Spokane
State:                                                        Washington
Zip Code:                                                 99217
Telephone Number:                                  509-489-2261
email:                                                       johnl55@hotmail.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1961
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1964
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E3
NAVY service from:                                    1961
NAVY service to:                                      1964

Comments: 

Glad I found this site.. thank you!

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Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 2:36 PM

Name:                                             Dan WieSel  (weasel)
Street Address:                                661 NW 1st Street
City:                                                Moore
State:                                               Oklahoma
Zip Code:                                        73160
email:                                                d2wiesel@icon.net
spouse / other:                                       yes / 2 daughters
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: IC2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             IC2
NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1975

Comments:

For Ralph Healy, previous entry, please drop me an e-mail. I am the guy with the Green Toyota Land Cruiser that went on some camping trips together in the mountains of California.  I see by your entry you settled in the Pacific Northwest.  I settled in Oklahoma after the Navy.  Weren't you and Jean from Nebraska if I recall.
Please drop me a line I would like to share our travels.
I attended the first reunion in San Diego (Sept 2004) and enjoyed it very much, maybe they will put together a reunion in the midwest, I will try to attend it. I was not able to make the second one in Maryland.
Fair Winds, and Calm Seas,    Dan

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Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 12:02 PM
Name                :                                 Ralph Healy (no email address sent)
Street Address:                                   7245 Elderberry ST
City:                                                 Springfield
State:                                                OR
Zip Code:                                             97478                      

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1974
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SK3 
NAVY service from:                                    1970
NAVY service to:                                      1974
Comments: 
When I joined the Wilson in San Diego , I was a stupid kid from the midwest.  I sure did a lot of growing up on my two westpacs, months on the gun line off the coast of Vietnam, and on liberty in ports all over Asia.  Met some great guys that I'll never forget, got the shit scared out of me a couple of times (anyone remember the forward 5" 54 mount blowing up?), lots of excitement and boredom too.  Do any of you guys remember climbing the ladder down into Main Issue where one of us Storekeeper guys would find your repair parts for you?  Remember the constant firing of the forward and aft mounts, 24/7 for days and weeks at a time?  Crossing the equator and becoming a shellback on the way to Singapore?  How about the time we went up to Russia to watch them during their naval war games?  It was over thirty years ago, but I remember it like yesterday.  You guys were, and still are the greatest people I ever met.

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Sent: Friday, 22 September 22, 2006 1313
Name:                                             Timothy Messmore
email:                                                tmessmo@columbus.rr.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1976
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OSSA to OS2

Met some great people..did some crazy stuff...a lot of growing up

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Sent: Friday, 15 September  2006 1846

Name:                                             Edward C Mann
Street Address:                             298 Youngblood Rd
City:                                               Montgomery
State:                                             New York
Zip Code:                                      12549
Telephone Number:                     845 361 1290
email:                                             redtractor404@frontiernet.net
spouse / other: Maryellen
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1968
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1969
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: CS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: CS3
NAVY service from: 1968
NAVY service to: 1972

View Comments:
Came onboard June68 and stayed until Dec71. Started out in #1 engine room,but went to messdeck and galley and became commissaryman.Two and a half WestPacs.Lots of work,fun, and great memories.

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Sent:                                     Friday, 25 August  2006    2124
Name:                                               Johnny Lee Walker
Street Address:                                  212 Wickdome
City:                                                  Willis
State:                                                TX
Zip Code:                                             77378
Telephone Number:                             936-890-7480

email:                                                jw532005@yahoo.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1974

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RM-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             PO-3

NAVY service from:                                    1971
NAVY service to:                                      1975

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Sent:                                   Friday, 25 August 2006     0926

Name                    :             Daniel M. Furlong
Street Address:                   3995 Old Atlanta Station Court
City:                                   Smyrna
State:                                  GA
Zip Code: 30080

Telephone Number: 404-254-3536
email: dmfurlong@comcast.net
spouse / other: Marilyn


Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1974
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1976


Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: LTJG
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: LT
NAVY service from: 1972
NAVY service to: 1976

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Sent:                                         Monday, 21 August  2006    2143
Name :                                      Daryl Ingermanson
Street Address:                          204 Westlane Ave
City:                                          McPherson
State:                                         Kansas
Zip Code:                                 67460
Telephone Number:                 620-241-6046
email:                                     daryl_i@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1971
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1974
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTM-3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: FTM-2
NAVY service from: 1970
NAVY service to: 1974

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Sent: Wednesday, 2 August 2006 11:18
Name:                                     LCDR David M. Garlinghouse, USNR
Street Address:                        2559 North Mountain Drive
City:                                         Upland
State:                                       California
Zip Code:                                 91784-1102
Telephone Number:                 (909) 981-6630
email:                                      d.m.garlinghouse@att.net
spouse / other:                         Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1976
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1979
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG3 and STG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MA1 on active duty, currently LCDR Reserves
NAVY service from:                                    1975
NAVY service to:                                      1981 

View Comments: 

Really stunned to see this website!  And so many memories of that first and ONLY WESTPAC in 76/77!  Chief Ellis in Chinhae, where I did my first Shore Patrol.  Started on that long road of Navy Law Enforcement!  Converted to MA1 in 79 after transferring to USS Henderson (DD-785), then got out, went to undergrad and then law school.  Came back into the Reserve as an MA1 in 1989.  Commissioned Law Enforcement/Physical Security LDO in 1994 from USS Copeland (FFG-25.)  Have been Security Officer at SubBase San Diego, Naval Forces Korea, CINCPACFLT (mobilized after 9/11) NAS North Island, and NSGA Kunia.  On my second CO tour as CO of the Navy Region Southwest Metro Navy Security Force unit.  I missed the Henry B's decomm ceremony by a few days when I entered the Reserve.  A great first ship and I will never forget the lessons learned there! 


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Sent: Monday 17 July 2006 14:43
Name:                                                     BOB PELUSO
Street Address:                                       496 W. ATHENS
City:                                                       CLOVIS
State:                                                      CA.
Zip Code:                                               93611
Telephone Number:                                559 323-8779
email:                                                      robertpeluso@comcast.net
spouse / other:                                       SANDI
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1961
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1963
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: MM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             MM2
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1964
View Comments: 

Made first westpac cruise aboard the Henry B. I'm updating my e mail address, since last time contacting this website I've retired from the Fresno fire dept.in which I served for 33 years and retired with the rank of captain.


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Sent: Wednesday, 12 July 2006 10:25

Name:                                 Ben Pennington
City:                                                 Wichita
State:                                                Kansas
email:                                                littleceasar40@hotmail.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1967
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1969
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BMSN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             BMSN
NAVY service from:                                    1967
NAVY service to:                                      1969 

View Comments: 
Although what happen to me aboard the Wilson put me in a wheelchair (service connected) i remember the good times and the good shipmates. Even when the going got tough you always knew the man beside you had your back. Was sure sorry to hear the way the Wilson was put down.

The one thing I was sorry about was the morning we were to pull out of Pearl to head toward Viet Nam, they woke me up and told me if I was off ship in 30 minutes I would stay there. ( needless to say I was off) I didn't get the chance to say bye to all I want to. Hope all are doing well. Great site!

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Sent: Thursday, 06 July  2006 05:47
Name:                             Pat Timmer   
State: WI
email: pat.timmer@oldcastleapg.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1984

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OSSA/OS3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: OS2
NAVY service from: 81
NAVY service to: 86
Comments:
Came aboard in Portland, departed in Subic during 84 Westpac. Had great time while on board. Hey S.Nave are you still alive

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Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 08:14
Name:                                         James ( J.E or Eddie ) Joyce   
Street Address:                         4120 NC Hwy 268
City: Ararat
State: NC
Zip Code: 27007
Telephone Number: 336 374 4749
email: jason.joyce@rs.af.mil
spouse / other: Sue
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1961
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1963
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG - 3
NAVY service from:
NAVY service to:

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Hi My name is TSgt Jason Joyce. I am a E-6 in the Air Force. I am posting this message for my father JE Joyce who served on the USS Henry B Wilson during its 1962 pacific cruise as well as other time. I am looking to try and contact former shipmates that were aboard whether they remember my dad or not. I am especially interested in contacting his fellow gunners mates. Once in contact I will forward your information to my dad. He does not have a computer so please use the email address listed it is mine and I will gladly pass the information along to him. You can also call me at 337 296 1476 if you need or would like to speak to me. Thanks again for your service and the precedent that you set for those service members such as myself to follow. God Speed and I look forward to hearing from my dads ships mates.

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Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 5:13 PM
Name:                                             Jimmy Wilkerson
Street Address:                            9607 Thistle Trail
City:                                                Houston
State:                                              Texas
Zip Code:                                       77070
Telephone Number:                     832-673-8101
email:                                             jimmywilkerson@usshbwilsonddg7.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1969
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1973
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BT3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             BT3
NAVY service from:                                    3/17/1969
NAVY service to:                                      3/17/1973

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Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 10:06 AM
Name:                                                          Donald Dollar
Street Address:                                         3621 Corbin St
City:                                                            Raleigh
State:                                                           NC
Zip Code:                                                   27612
Telephone Number:                                  919-787-8439
email:                                                          dondollar@earthlink.net
spouse / other:                                         Dee
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1986
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1989
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: EW1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             EW1
NAVY service from:                                 1983
NAVY service to:                                     1989
Comments:
 

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Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 8:32 PM
Name:                                                        Jay McCreary
Street Address:                                       32225 Hillsborough Dr.
City:                                                          Houston
State:                                                        Tx.     
Zip Code:                                                 77008
email:                                                jaymccreary@myway.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1986
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: EM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             EM3
NAVY service from:                                    1982
NAVY service to:                                      1986
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To: Micheal Kuegler who died in the states while we were in Subic Bay in 1984.

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Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 7:39 PM
Name:                                                                     Rodney E. Hardy
City:                                                                        Wimberley
State:                                                                      TX
Zip Code:                                                               78676
Telephone Number:                                             512-847-1295
Email:                                                                      rod.hardy@macroguy.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1968
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1970
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: DK2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             DK2
NAVY service from:                                    1967
NAVY service to:                                      1972
View Comments: 

I was the DK2 in the supply department.  I remember slipping out of Da Nang, and the Magnificent 7 (Marlboro) song playing. Being fired upon while off the Gun Line up North and the ship being hit, and the gals, beer, fun and my buddies in P.I.
I remember becoming a Shellback while on our way to "Down Under"
I am the one that handed out the money on pay day and helped you all spend it while over on shore with the gals and beer.
Yep, I remember those days and miss a lot of the guys. My little payroll office was just off the mess deck.
Now live near Austin, Texas

Rod Hardy
Henry B. Wilson 68-70

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From: Joe Perry [mailto:josiah777@earthlink.net]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:48 PM
To:  usshbwilsonddgcontactus@hughes.net
Subject: emailing: vietnam

 

The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:Shortcut to:        http://chu65nang67.us/nam/vietnam.html     To protect against

computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or receiving certain types of file attachments. Check your e-mail security settings to determine how

attachments are handled. 

 

Joe Perry

josiah777@earthlink.net

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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 11:13 AM
Name:                                                 Michael Caldwell
City:                                                 Elkhart
State:                                                Indiana
michael_a_caldwell@yahoo.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1967
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1967
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: Midshipman

View Comments: 

Did my Middie Cruise summer of 1967 aboard the HBW while at USNA. The HBW was just back from Viet Nam and was part of a group to "show off the fleet". We steamed to Seattle and tied-up at the CG piers. Visitors were waiting to board immediately, so I was assigned to watch on the ASROC deck. The chief handed me a side arm, and instructed me not to let anyone on the deck. I asked him if I should shoot violators. He said no; just make mean faces at them. Then on to Pearl Harbor. On the way to Pearl we fired a lot of rockets and I got a great tan on the signal bridge. Pearl was great. We midshipmen rotated through all of the departments taking training and watches. Learned a lot, worked with some great guys, and won most of the boxing matches on the fantail. Thanks to the crew for a life time great memory.

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Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 4:50 AM
Name:                                                       David Haggard
Street Address:                                       3290 S. Lincoln
City:                                                          Siloam Springs
State:                                                        Arkansas
Zip Code:                                                 72761
email:                                                        dhaggard1@cox.net
spouse / other:                                       Carol
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1977
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:         1981
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTM2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FC1
NAVY service from:                                    1975
NAVY service to:                                      1994
Comments:
HBW was my first ship. Lotta good friends , lotta good memories.........

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Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:43 PM

Name:                                                        Michael Steven McCurry (deceased)

Street Address:                                       4609 ELISSA LANE

City:                                                          KNOXVILLE

State:                                                        TN

Zip Code:                                                 37918

Telephone Number:                                (865)922-8539

Email:                                            dvrnessy@bellsouth.net

spouse / other:                                       Susan E. McCurry

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7  from:      1960

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7  to:           1962

Plank Owner:                                          Yes

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG/3

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GM2 (EOD/SEAL)

NAVY service from:                                    1960

NAVY service to:                                        1965

 

Comments:

 

Mr. McCurry was my Uncle who adopted me after the death of my Mother (his sister).

I respected him and his love of family and his Navy. Due to his influence, I too joined and have served for over twenty years and love the Navy life. I respect all who have served as shipmates and appreciate your service. Any information available from anyone that may have known or served with him, photos , stories, etc. would be greatly appreciated by the family.

I am currently doing research for a book on my families history in the Armed Forces.

V/R Charles M. McMillen (McCurry) MA1 /USN

Home: (504) 392-1531

Address: 319 Bataan Street

Belle Chasse,  LA

70037

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Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:30 PM

Name:                                                 Robert Hampton

City:                                                   Houston

State:                                                 TX

email:                                                titanium509@houston.rr.com

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1974

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1975

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RD3

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RD2

NAVY service from:                                    68

NAVY service to:                                        76

 

View Comments:

 

I am looking for a copy or reproduction of the 1975 Cruise Book for my collection of service in the Navy. All of my items will go to my son.

If anyone would like to loan me their copy, I can get it to a professional printer for copying and then return it at my expense. Naturally, I would like to have my own copy.

I have patches from the H.B. during that cruise but no book.

To this day when I hear the theme song from the "Magnificent Seven", I always think of the Henry B. Wilson. For those who don't remember, they played that going into and out of ports.

 

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Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 6:31 AM
Subject: Navy web site 

Dear Navy friend(s),

I am happy to announce the opening of a new web site which is devoted to the
mission of the Belgian Navy Ship BNS Wielingen F910 in the Persian Gulf during
the Gulf crisis in 1991.
To visit the site please go to http://www.wielingen1991.org
And please don’t forget to sign the Guest Book!
Thank you for your kind attention, and I sincerely apologize if I have troubled
you in any way. 

Cordially,

the webmaster.

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Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 4:21 PM

 

Name:                                                 Andy Nobles

Telephone Number:                                    

email:                                                regfccm@hotmail.com

spouse / other:                                       Kate

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1989

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1989

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FC1

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             FCCM

NAVY service from:                                    1978

NAVY service to:                                      Present

 

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Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 5:04 AM
Subject: Data posted to form 1 of http://www.usshbwilsonddg7.com/Crew_comments.htm

Name:                                              Tim Yeich
City:                                                 Norfolk
State:                                                VA
Zip Code:                                         23521
email:                                                timothy.yeich.navy.mil
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1987
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1989
Rank/Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             LT
NAVY service from:                                    1987
NAVY service to:                                      ACTIVE

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Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 7:26 PM

Name:                                              Virgil Colson
City:                                                 Johnston City
State:                                                Illinois
email:                                                virgil@mychoice.net                                         

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1983
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: BT/2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E5
NAVY service from:                                    1979
NAVY service to:                                      1983

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From: master@bcentralhost.com [mailto:master@bcentralhost.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 7:59 PM

Name: Joe Perry
Street Address: 878 W. 6th St.
City: San Pedro
State: California
Zip Code: 90731

Telephone Number: 310-833-8446
email: josiah777@earthlink.net
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1972
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1975
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: GMG1
NAVY service from: 1971
NAVY service to: 1985
View Comments:

Was Gun Mt. 52 gun captain during 1975 wespac. ASROC GMG during 1972 WESPAC. Has anyone heard from Charlie Brink TM3? I have had some contact with Mike Wooten GMG and I currently work with Al Cottle GMG at LISI Aerospace in Torrance, CA

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From: master@bcentralhost.com [mailto:master@bcentralhost.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject:/Crew_comments.htm

Robert Martin Jr
Street Address: 14027 Gard Ave
Norwalk, CA
email: pippibob@hotmail.com
spouse / other: married
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1969
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1971
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: gmm3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: gmm3
NAVY service from: 1967
NAVY service to: 1971

View Comments:
Seeing past shipmates makes the memories run. worked in launcher top and bottom. always wondered what happened to her and that marlboro song. hope the speakers went with her. who remembers sneaking out of da nang and they played that song? Would enjoy hearing from the past.

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From: Jerry Dexel [mailto:jdexel@azwater.com]

Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 3:42 PM

Subject: USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7

HELLO, Is a reunion being planned for 2006? I would like to plan a trip to the site where my ship was laid to rest and place a wreath at that location.

I will be working through a travel agent. Do you feel there would be any interest from other sailors who served on the H.B. Wilson?????

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Dear Sailors,

I was on DDG28 (D185 - Lütjens) and I am the webmaster of www.ddg28.de . The reason why I contact you is to recommend the forum of the DESTROYER LÜTJENS Community. Even if it's in German, don't hesitate to join. If you are interested in, please look under the following link: http://www.z-luetjens.de/forum/main.php
There it is also possible to find former sailors of D186 - "Mölders" and D187 "Rommel". By the way, this forum includes 250 members already.
If possible, please publish these information on your website somehow.
The pictures attached are some of the latest. On the first one "Lütjens" is leaving the port of Wilhelmshaven (DDG28_01). The other ones (DDG28_02&03)are from their last berth in Eckernfoerde. Destroyer Lütjens will be used for blast tests in the Baltic Sea probably next month and scrapped afterwards. In my opinion, they'd better sink her. Destroyer Mölders (DDG-29_01)) is a museum ship in Wilhelmshaven since last year. Rommel was scrapped in Turkey (DDG-30_01&02) last year.
  
Thanks for your attention and keep on sailing
 
Björn Westphal

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-----Original Message-----
From: Flores Maj Shawn R [mailto:shawn.flores@usmc.mil]
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:53 AM
To: J D; dan_m@direcway.com
Subject: RE: FW: Question from Maj Flores USMC 

Dear Gentlemen, 

Here is the passage ("The Four Days of the Mayaguez"/Roy Rowan)

involving the actions of the WILSON while covering the evacuation of

Vietnamese refugees from the Vung Tau Peninsula. It states that she was

fired upon by NVA artillery and that the WILSON returned fire. Are there

any other references I can examine IRT this specific action taken by the

WILSON and her crew? 

Semper Fi, Blue Sky and 4 Him,

 SRF

 

 

 

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Sat 2/25/2006 1:02

I served aboard the DDG-7 near the end of her service life.  My captain was Commander Tom Burns.  I was a Fire Control Tech in the 80's and remember her fondly. 

Thank you for the website and feel free to contact Joseph Hazen at Sonar100500@aol.com
 

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Fri 2/24/2006 20:17

Name:                                                 Eric Johnson

City:                                                 Bailey

State:                                                Michigan

email:                                                ericjohnson@abmachining.com

spouse / other:                                       Sharon

Years served on the USS H. B. Wilson DDG-7  from:     1986

Years served on the USS H. B. Wilson DDG-7  to:       1988

Plank Owner:                                         

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: GMM3

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             GMM3

NAVY service from:                                    1985

NAVY service to:                                      1988

 

Comments:

 

GREAT WEB SITE. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY SHIPMATES ON BOARD ESPECIALLY GMM'S

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Name:                                                 Jim Beck

Street Address:                                       8461 Mesa Terrace Rd.

City:                                                 Santee

State:                                                CA

Zip Code:                                             92071

Telephone Number:                                     619-562-4240

jim.beck@sandiegopilot.org

spouse / other:                                       Donna

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1974

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1979

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG-1

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             STGC

NAVY service from:                                    1972

NAVY service to:                                      1982

 

View Comments:

 

Does anyone have cruise pictures from the 1975 WestPac????

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Name: Timothy J Forsythe
City: Austin
State: TX
email: rumblefische@austin.rr.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1978
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1982
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: ET2

NAVY service from: 1976

NAVY service to: 1982

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Name: Richard H. Karbowski
Address: 6049 Poinsettia
City: Saginaw
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48603
Tel: 989-799-4306
Email: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
spouse / other: Myra
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1962
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1966
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7:
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:
NAVY service from:
NAVY service to:

Comments:

Seems just like it was yesterday. Then I get up and look in the mirror and I know it has been a long, long time. Lots of great memories.

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12 Jan 2006 01:20:40

Name:                                                   James W. Macey

City:                                                     Kapolei

State:                                                   Hawaii

State:                                               

Zip Code:                                               96707

Email:                                                    jwmacey@aol.com

spouse:                                                             Elena

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1976

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1977

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SA

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             LCDR

NAVY service from:                                    1976

NAVY service to:                                      2005

 

Comments:

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21 Dec 2005 01:11:21
Name:                                                 Bob Schenamsgruber
Email:                                                schenny9@msn.com
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1963
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: SN
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             SN
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1963
Comments: 

WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR


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09 Dec 2005 13:26:41

Name:                                                 MARTY KING

Email:                                                RUEGER1022@AOL.COM

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1983

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1986

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RMSN

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             RMSN

NAVY service from:                                    82

NAVY service to:                                      86

Comments:

 

ENJOYED MY TIME ABOARD THE "HENRY B"
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From: leah mick [mailto:catoltol@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:14 PM
To: webmaster@usshbwilsonddg7.com
Subject: Looking for JAMES LEWIS

Hi,
 
I am looking for someone that was on USS Henry B. Wilson late 1970s/early 1980s and was wondering if you could please post the message for everyone to see. 
 
I am looking for JAMES LEWIS, don't know of his rank or his middle name.  Not sure if he was stationed in the Philippines around that time or if the ship was just stopping by, but that's where he met my mother CECILIA ASTADA CATOLTOL (Corbin maybe).  He has a daughter, JACKIELYN/JACQUELINE LEWIS and a son, GILBERT LEWIS that would really love to finally meet him.  Anyone that know of his whereabouts or if Mr. Lewis is reading this, please email me at catoltol@earthlink.net.
 
Thank you so much!
 
--- leah mick

 

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17 Nov 2005 16:23:15
Name:                                                 Steve Matte
City:                                                 Northbridge
State:                                                Ma 
Email:                                                srmattereg@yahoo.com
URL:                                                  
spouse / other:                                       None better
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1983
Plank Owner:                                          
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: OS
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E4
NAVY service from:                                    
NAVY service to:                                      
Next Reunion Location:                                
Time Of Year:                                         
 
Comments:
 
Looking back at it now it was fun...although I don't remember always thinking of it that way.  Sad to hear she passed as she did.  
(major)
 
 
 
16 Nov 2005 07:44:19
Name:                                                 Micheal (Mike) Moore
Address:                                              712 Lynn Haven Lane
show street address:                                  
street address do not show:                           
City:                                                 Hazelwood
State:                                                MO
Zip Code:                                             63042-3413
Tel:                                                  314-895-3274
Email:                                                wd0efp@charter.net
URL:                                                  
spouse / other:                                       Sandy
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1968
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1972
Plank Owner:                                          
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: FTG2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             LCDR (USNR)
NAVY service from:                                    1966
NAVY service to:                                      1972
Next Reunion Location:                                DDG-2
Time Of Year:                                         Anytime
 
Comments:
 
Dan I think you and your staff are doing a great job.  I know there is a lot
of time involved and I want to say Thank You.
 
Mike
 
1976 - 2002 USNR

Retired

 

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31 Oct 2005 17:22:31

Name:                                                 Michael D. Keeton
City:                                                 Zanesville
State:                                                OH
Zip Code:                                             43701
Email:                                                koolvette97@yahoo.com
URL:                                                 
spouse / other:                                       Wife Rosalie, Son
Michael
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1960
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1963
Plank Owner:                                          Yes
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E4 Shipfitter
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E4
NAVY service from:                                    1960
NAVY service to:                                      1963

Comments

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: 31 Oct 2005 09:04:13

Name:                                                 Bill Lobb
Address:                                              3853 Carbondale                
City:                                                 Meridian
State:                                                Idaho
Zip Code:                                             83642
Zip:                                                  yes
Tel:                                                  208-703-8365
Email:                                                BTCLOBB@military.com                                              
URL:                                                  
spouse / other:                                       
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1982
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1984
Plank Owner:                                          
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: E-6/BT1
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             E-7/BTC
NAVY service from:                                    1973
NAVY service to:                                      1993
 
Comments:
 
 

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30 Oct 2005 10:16:59

 
Name:                                                 Dan Olive
City:                                                 Bakersfield
State:                                                CA                                            
                          
Email:                                                dano5119@yahoo.com
URL:                                                  
spouse / other:                                       Never Again!!!
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1979
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1984
Plank Owner:                                          
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: STG 2
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:             STG2
NAVY service from:                                    1978
NAVY service to:                                      1984
 
Comments:
 
It's nice to see a page like this. I actually enjoyed my time aboard the

Henry B. Most of it anyway.

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29 Oct 2005 17:31:48
Name: Willaim "Hughie" Cowles, Jr
Address: 7506 Oak Alley Court
City: Rosharon
State: Texas
Zip Code: 77583
Tel:
Email: texaskiwi@stealthwave.net
URL:
spouse / other:
Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from: 1967
Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to: 1968
Plank Owner:
Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7: RM3
Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY: Radioman 3rd
NAVY service from: 1966
NAVY service to: 1972

Comments:

One of the many 2by6 reservist doing my 2 years active. Have many fond memories serving aboard the USS Henry B Wilson. Lost touch with friends I served with Gallipo, Harris, Watson, Godicky, and Fuchinberger(missed spelled) from W Virginia. Was sadden when I learned the Wilson's fate. Would like to hear from old shipmate and how their doing

 

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 26 Oct 2005 16:01:36

Name:                                                 Barry Hugdahl

State:                                                Mich.

Zip Code:                                             48422                           

Years served on the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7 from:       1982

Years served on the USS H.B.Wilson DDG-7 to:          1984

Plank Owner:                                         

Rank / Rate while on board the USS H.B. Wilson DDG-7:

Highest Rank / Rate achieved in the NAVY:            

NAVY service from:                                    1981

NAVY service to:                                      1985

Comments::                                            Saying hi to any crew

members during those years.....So far so good

 

 

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Message Number: 528
Comments by: Wayne Stewart on 10/13/2005 11:16:34 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: wayne4weco@aol.com
Homepage at:
I served on Wilson from 1972 - 1975.

 

Message Number: 471
Comments by: ERIC JOHNSON on 10/5/2005 2:07:24 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: ericjens409@aol.com
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STILL LOOKING FOR DAVE MANESS,CHUCK NIXON,ANY GMM'S ON BOARD 1986-1987!WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

 

Message Number: 470
Comments by: Mike Moore on 10/5/2005 10:02:38 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: wd0efp@charter.net
Homepage at:
I wish I could have made this reunion, but things didn't work out this year. I hope you all have a wonderful time and renew old friendships, I did last year. I'll be lookin forward to the next one.
Good luck and safe jurney to all,
Mike

 

Message Number: 468
Comments by: Ken Sturgis on 10/4/2005 11:13:45 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: kenstur@msn.com
Homepage at:
I was assigned to the Wilson in 1965, serving in the Tonkin Gulf on a few tours.

 

Message Number: 463
Comments by: JERRY LMILLER on 9/30/2005 11:20:53 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: millermargie@aolcom
Homepage at:
1960-1963 signalman en3 sure miss the whole gang love to hear from any of you

 

Message Number: 459
Comments by: Dick Karbowski on 9/25/2005 7:15:08 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Homepage at:
Has anyone heard from Stevie Wonder Bachman? Or John Guinan? They served around 64 & 65. Would like to hear from them or any others that served between 1962 & 1966

 

Message Number: 455
Comments by: mike johnson on 9/24/2005 2:08:35 PM
Country: United States
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hi nice site i was on uss dewey ddg-45 take care all of ya

 

Message Number: 454
Comments by: Linus Hall on 9/23/2005 1:57:58 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: linushall@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
Served on DDG7 from 1968 to 1972 as a BM3 in the deck force

 

Message Number: 439
Comments by: Phillip (phill) L. Wills on 8/30/2005 12:53:25 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: indiana_true_blue@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
Just retired from Indiana University East, I was the Director of physical Facilities. Looking forward to seeing anyone who made 1966 and 1968 wEST -Pac trips. have been tring to contact Jack Sill SK2, and any one in R Div.

 

Message Number: 438
Comments by: Ariel L. Davison on 8/23/2005 1:50:03 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: bdavison@golftek.com
Homepage at:
RD2 1963-1964

Message Number: 437
Comments by: Robert G Denny on 8/21/2005 3:21:53 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: dennyrdelvis1@aol.com
Homepage at:
Sure brings back alot of memorries. I first came aboard when it was launched in Bay City Mich. And was aboard until May of 1963. Sure miss the old gang.

 

Message Number: 435
Comments by: Ron Enderby on 8/11/2005 10:39:35 PM
Country: United States
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Plank owher served with Dan Fugate 1960 to 63 they were good times

 

Message Number: 434
Comments by: Mike Walton on 8/11/2005 4:52:17 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: mike@mwalton.net
Homepage at:
QMSN
1972-1975

 

Message Number: 433
Comments by: Tony (A.J.) Kunkel on 8/9/2005 7:58:52 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: thekunk@excite.com
Homepage at:
Was aboard from 79 to 82--HT2 Kunkel, though I started in Engine room #2 and had to strike to make HT. Good to see many shipmates logged in. Great times, both in port and on the wespac's. Be great to hear from any of you. Alan Buzzaro--where the hell are you?

 

Message Number: 432
Comments by: steven h guillory on 8/8/2005 11:20:18 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: shguillory@msn.com
Homepage at:
captain's engineer 74 to april 1975

 

Message Number: 431
Comments by: Lyman H. Smith, II on 8/7/2005 8:18:58 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: lyman2@tds.net
Homepage at:
Anybody seen/heard/spoken to or read the obits of Jim "Bear" Brown or Mel Stebbins?

 

Message Number: 429
Comments by: Darren on 8/3/2005 10:56:41 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: darren45@comcast.net
Homepage at:
Served on Hammerin Hank from 81-83, Yeoman, had a great time, boarded ship in phillipines on 81 westpac....MOJO RISIN...Hey Gainer, Hey Holle...went through overhaul in Portland. Living in Sebastian Florida, with wife and 12 year old son. Will never forget the time Gainer was cooking in wardroom and as a new person on ship I had to serve officers as kitchen duty and spilled hot soup in the lap of one of the officers. Gainer and I always ate great steaks while he fed the officers hamburgers!!! Spoke to Gainer just a few months ago and he still owns that old beat up van we used to party in across the shipyard in San Diego after duty. Good times, I'll never forget.

 

 

Message Number: 427
Comments by: Ed Bell on 8/2/2005 12:03:37 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: ed.bell@hill.af.mil
Homepage at:
I served on board the Wilson from 1968 - 1971. I was the Postal Clerk (PC-2). Great Ship - Good Times - Fantastic memories. Made some good friends (Long-Lost). I have been working civil service for the last 29 years. I live in Ogden, Utah and work at Hill Air Force Base as a Maintenance Supervisor.

 

Message Number: 426
Comments by: Dick Karbowski on 8/1/2005 7:02:51 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net
Homepage at:
Hello Again to the crew of the Wilson. I have just moved back to Saginaw, Michigan. My new e-mail is rkarbowski@sbcglobal.net.
Larry D. Sonny, Larry C. and any other shipmates from 62 till 66 will be glad to here from you.

 

Message Number: 425
Comments by: Mike Hearne on 7/26/2005 12:25:32 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: mrhsenior@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
Gmm3 to Gmm2 from 68-70 when "Hammering Hank" Muston was the Capt. and we called the ship the "Harvey D. Winslow" just to piss-off the CO and XO. Good years and good times, sure miss Olongapo City and the "cherry-girls'.

 

Message Number: 424
Comments by: TERRY SCHMIDT on 7/25/2005 3:52:27 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: pncsret1@msn.com
Homepage at:
FROM TERRY SCHMIDT 71-72 -PN3 -WE ARE SENDING IN OUR RESERVATIONS FOR BALTIMORE AND HOPING TO SEE EVEN MORE SHIPMATES THERE THAN LAST YEAR'S REUNION IN SAN DIEGO. IT WAS A GREAT TIME! I RETIRED FROM THE NAVY 12 YEARS AGO AND LIVE IN ILLINOIS NOW. HOPE TO HEAR FROM RICK S. SEE YOU ALL IN BALTIMORE.

 

Message Number: 423
Comments by: Gary Dewyn on 7/24/2005 1:23:59 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: dewyn80233@mac.com
Homepage at:
I was in 1st div. from '82-'84. Just missed the 81-82 Westpac but did go to Mazatlan & overhaul in Portland. I tell people that I saw only one foreign port in my entire time in the Nav.
Anyone know whatever happened to John Savior?
Hey, Bebo, nice to see you found this site as well.

 

Message Number: 422
Comments by: Greg Carpenter on 7/21/2005 4:41:05 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: gregkaren1@aol.com
Homepage at:
What a great surprise to find a website for the Wilson. I was onboard 1966 to 1968 doing to tours with Westpac. Sorry to hear about our ship ending up at the bottom of the ocean. She deserved better than that.

 

Message Number: 421
Comments by: Dennis "kiwi" Kwiecien on 7/19/2005 1:04:08 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: kwieciend@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
Just checking in & updating my new e-mail address. retired & at home & traveling a lot on the motorcycle now!!! On board from 1961 - 1963

 

Message Number: 420
Comments by: Harry Conner on 7/18/2005 6:25:57 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: heconner@ispky.com
Homepage at:
Whew! Yea, I remember WestPac 5Nov66-2Aug67. Hey, where was I for the group pic? (IC's). Hey Phillip Wills, where you at? Chovan was always Mr. Cool. Lefebure (Frenchy) always slept in! Yes, I remember Chief Gravelle! Oh yea. Remember it wasn't our choice to play "Magnificent 7" during breakaways! And...the Old Man always wanted Westerns...remember! Enjoyed the deal with the Cooks where we would do all-nighters showing movies in the IC Room and they supplied the food! Anyone remember phone number 007? It was unlisted and used to drive the XO and CO crazy! Anyway, I still got my Cruise Book, but this is a cool site. I'm getting photos and stuff for my kids and grandkids(soon to be 15). Hey, Barbara and I had 7 kids! Don't forget...the ship and crew of the Wilson made a difference! I'm still proud of having served. Retired as an EMCM USCG in 1985. Yup, shallow water sailor. Take care all.

 

Message Number: 417
Comments by: Jay R. Gaudig IC2 on 7/11/2005 1:34:30 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: jaygaudig1625@adelphia.net
Homepage at:
Aboard summer 62 to Auguast 65. First Vietnam WestPac Crusie.

 

Message Number: 416
Comments by: Dan Fugate on 7/10/2005 11:28:06 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: fugated@hotmail.com
Homepage at:
I was a plank owner and served on board from "60" to "64" I remember alot of you guys and would like to hear from old shipmates. I will not be able to make this next reunion but sure would like to.

 

Message Number: 413
Comments by: Joseph Brown on 6/28/2005 10:15:20 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: wjeanbell@aol.com
Homepage at:
Looking for signalmen who served aboard during 1960-1963.

 

Message Number: 410
Comments by: Kenny Vansant on 6/22/2005 9:14:32 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: kennyv@uci.net
Homepage at:
I was on the Wilson from 61 thru 64,I was able to make the last reunion and realy enjoyed it. Was able to see some of my old shipmates. Some of the names that ring a bell are Ben Weeks, we had to repair our radio couplers and he was on the Sig bridge. Simmons, Robert Mccormick, Gary Sheels. Marvin Young. I seen Gary Reed, Jerry Myers,Chief Lappagard,and a few more ET's at the reunion. I am not going to make it this time but I am sure that it will be as good as the first. My e-mail address is kennyv@uci.net

  

Message Number: 409
Comments by: leni mansfield on 6/20/2005 9:07:57 AM
Country: Philippines
E-mail: lenimans@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
hi all! i'm looking for my father william mansfield who was on wilson that was assigned in the philippines on the year 1975-1977.t the OE2 division,westpac.anyone who knows me please contact me at my email add which is lenimans@yahoo.com. please,thank you in advance!

 

Message Number: 406
Comments by: JOHN P. BROWN on 6/17/2005 4:42:50 AM
IP Address: 192.168.7.25
Country: United States
E-mail: stimpy7898@cox.net
Homepage at:
I was on the Henry B from May 31 1986 till October 1989. Made 2 deployments (1986-87, and 1989). From what I remember, it was a great ship. I was shocked, but not surprised to hear that it had been used as a target and sunk a few years ago.

 

Message Number: 405
Comments by: Clark Wiger on 6/16/2005 10:38:25 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: clwiger@earthlink.net
Homepage at:
HM3 1972-1975

 

Message Number: 403
Comments by: HT2 SAM LAHEY on 6/10/2005 9:12:42 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: www.laheysam@aol
Homepage at:
I was station on the Wilson during 1978 to1980

 

Message Number: 400
Comments by: Bob Peluso on 6/1/2005 4:29:10 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: bobpeluso@aol.com
Homepage at:
Iwas on board during the first westpac cruise.Have great memories and met some great friends.

 

Message Number: 391
Comments by: Daryl Ingermanson on 5/25/2005 6:00:26 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: daryl_i@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
I served on the Henry B. Wilson from July 71 until August 74. I was an FTM3 in 4th division. Would like to hear from any shipmates that served during that time. Was really surprised to see this site ... Great Job.

 

Message Number: 381
Comments by: Richard Elliott on 5/15/2005 9:19:57 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: relliott3@triad.rr.com
Homepage at:
looking for David Haskell

 

Message Number: 368
Comments by: Gerald Kevin Black on 4/29/2005 5:10:53 PM
Country: United States
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I served on the Hammerin Hank 87-89. In OC div. best time I had in the navy. Best shipmates in the world.

 

Message Number: 367
Comments by: H. Dean Potts on 4/29/2005 1:24:38 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: dean_29875@msn.com
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I am proud to be a part of the history that this brave crew endured

 

Message Number: 360
Comments by: James C. Eckard II (Chet) on 4/23/2005 6:57:42 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: james.eckard@youngstown.af.mil
Homepage at:
I was fooling around at work today and decided to look up old information on the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7). I was surprised to find information on the ship and a list of old friends. I went from active Navy in December of 1984 to the Navy reserve. I switched from the Navy reserve to the Ohio Army National Guard in October of 1987. I graduated from Kent State University and The University of Akron's police academy. I also got married and had one son. I divorced after 5 years but not before graduating from Army OCS in 1990. I was commissioned in 1991 then went to the Army's Transportation school. I was activated for a year during desert storm. In February of 2001 I transferred into the Air Force reserve and was activated for two years for Operation Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. I am currently on voluntary orders Youngstown, Ohio. I was in Deck force until I struck for Navigation division. I was on WestPac 1984 and have a cruise book plus pictures.

  

Message Number: 359
Comments by: Terry Emery on 4/23/2005 12:32:01 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: temery1229@yahoo.com
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PNSN/PN3. Hooked up with Wilson in Longbeach shipyards in 1974. Went to 75 Westpac. Left in June 1976. Lots of memories in a short time. Hope to make reunion. Would like to get in touch with Manny, Shickell, Rags, Grant, Stewart and Chief Gibson if anyone knows whereabouts.

 

Message Number: 356
Comments by: john schmohl em2 73-76 on 4/19/2005 5:00:37 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: j-schmohl1@ti.com
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hey shipmates. turns out we left 3 marines on koh tang after we skidadled. i saved the article from the dallas morning news. they hid out for 3 days and got captured when the khemer rouge on the iland discovered they were missing food. they shot one there , took two back and murdered them on the mainland of cambodia. an ex khmer rouge officer (yea right, as if!) came forward and led an american team to their graves. those poor bastards and those sons of bitches who shot them! well at least their home now.
anybody remember that we towed half them back on a line from our gig? and of course emfn johnson felt compelled to dive off the stern and supposedly rescue one who managed to hang on to the tow line all the way back to the henry b this far. why johnson thought he needed help the last 2 feet, i dunno? that was our electrical group though always diving into something ....other than work of course! hey, we did win the ships beauty contest crossing the line in 76. lit up implants

 

Message Number: 354
Comments by: Larry Coburn on 4/19/2005 12:18:52 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: blackburd57@bak.rr.com
Homepage at: www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view
Can't believe it's been 43 years today that I joined the Navy. Who knows, if I'd stayed in I maybe could have been a 2nd class by now.Had a great time at the reunion in Oct. Many thanks to everyone putting it together. Wish I could make the 2nd one but that's not going to happen.
Larry

 

Message Number: 353
Comments by: Joe Perry on 4/18/2005 9:03:47 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: josiah777@earthlink.net
Homepage at: http://home.earthlink.net/~josiah777/veteranspasto
Mike Wallace at Wild Eyes Productions is trying to contact any crew members that were involved in the SS Mayaguez incident that may have photo or other footage. they are preparing to produce a documentory and need ASAP.
Contact Mike Wallace
mike@wildeyesproductions.com

 

Message Number: 351
Comments by: Roger Ramsey on 4/16/2005 2:32:15 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: ramseyr_2000@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
Just a hello to all my shipmates from 66-70. Does anyone know the whereabouts for CS1 Francis Sterling?

 

Message Number: 342
Comments by: Allen Emmons on 4/11/2005 9:39:44 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: allen.emmons@esc9.net
Homepage at:
Trying to locate Dave Quashnik

 

Message Number: 338
Comments by: bill brooks on 4/6/2005 6:56:11 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: www.madkat17@aol.com
Homepage at:
I was on board from 1973-76. Just found this web site today and I will be staying in touch.

 

Message Number: 332
Comments by: Bill (Lurch) Rosansky on 3/30/2005 11:26:53 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: ltbillybob@hotmail.com
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I was on the "MAGNIFICENT SEVEN " FROM 1965 - 1969 ..She will live in my heart and memories always ...may not make the 2005 reunion but I'll try for the next...GOD Bless the USA and the USN

 

Message Number: 330
Comments by: jack cobb BT 3 on 3/27/2005 8:48:08 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: jj7091@netzero.net
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Served '66-'70 on the Henry B Wilson. Made 3 WestPac cruises and worked in the #1 and #2 firerooms. Enjoy the memories of those times and would like to hear from my shipmates.

 

Message Number: 328
Comments by: Ben Weeks on 3/24/2005 11:17:08 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: cowman2002us@yahoo.com
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I was one of the original crew, in 1960 I broke the commising pennent, that day in dec.I was a QM stricker then made QM2 before I got off in 1964 I would like to hear from some of my shipmates the siginal gang and everyone else.

  

Message Number: 326
Comments by: R. J. (Rick) Tucker on 3/23/2005 11:54:14 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: tuck@silverstar.com
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Wow, this is really something to see. I was on the Wilson Oct-65 thru Dec-67. I was about to offer up my cruise book, but you already found one. I like the Mag-7 soundtrack. Frank Deisley & I used to play it over the 1MC as the Signal Bridge guys would loose the Black & Silver Mag-7 flag that Capt Cocke had made, as we were breaking away from the refueling ships during UnReps in the gulf. Fond memories of Olongapo City, Grande Island, that Bar in Hong Kong where the ships band (me & the guys) played every night, the "23 Club" on the wharf around the corner from the "Grand Palace Hotsi Bath" in Yokosuka, where Hiram-Walkers Inperial was 86 cents a quart at the package store on base. The Hawaii-Seatle Midshipman Cruise, and the seemingly endless refit at the Yards at Hunters Point. Our little "rivalry" shall we say, with the USS Kitty Hawk, and sunbathing on the Signal Bridge while shore bombing, when we weren't on patrol up north on SAR. The above in no particular order.

 

Message Number: 324
Comments by: DONALD STEINKUEHLER CS2 on 3/23/2005 1:48:15 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: steinkystein@aol.com
Homepage at:
CAME ABOARD MAY 65 LEFT MARCH 67 BUDIED WITH FRANK STERLING CS2 AND BENNY CS1

 

Message Number: 323
Comments by: Rick Shain on 3/22/2005 6:19:45 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: rlshain@bluevalley.net
Homepage at:
I just found the website after wondering what happened to the Henry B. I have two pictures of her on the shelf behind my desk and they make for great conversation at times. I saw a picture on one of the pages that looks like the August 1972 raid on Hon Me island. I served as SM3 on board and took pictures of that action, but lost all photos years ago in a move. Our forward mount failed just as we went into action so we swung around and used the after mount. Used to pal around with Wayne K. Stewart and Terry Schmidt. Wrote to Wayne for 20 years before losing contact. I served as the driver for the Admiral for a few months in 1970 but quickly returned to the ship after having to spend a weekend polishing and waxing the black Ford. I was also a driver for the "Blue Goose" van we shared with other ships in DesRon 21. Sorry to hear of the disposition. Glad to see Cmdr. Farnham still alive. He used to come up on signal deck at night and talk to us. Always respected him very highly.

 

Message Number: 322
Comments by: Marvin R. Nors on 3/18/2005 8:18:39 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: jnors@aol.com
Homepage at:
I was an original crew member (plank owner). I served from 1960-64. My wife and I went to 2004 reunion but didn't see any of you guys. We will be going to 2005 reunion.

 

Message Number: 321
Comments by: Donald F. Mischel on 3/15/2005 10:41:08 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: dmischel@telis.org
Homepage at:
I was a plankowner on the Wilson and remember fondly the years I spent aboard. I live in Barstow Ca, along with another PO, Dale Meek. This was also the home of the late Ens "Buzz" Hornaday and the family of another PO Ed Raley,

 

Message Number: 320
Comments by: Paul Spangler on 3/13/2005 5:08:19 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: ubik380@mac.com
Homepage at: http://homepage.mac.com/ubik380
OK; Who took the cruise book from '72? I was a lowly OSSN in CIC on that WestPac. Hello to all my 'mates. I still remember, but the good memories last longer!

 

Message Number: 319
Comments by: David Waite on 3/13/2005 3:00:58 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: newfmom34@hotmail.com
Homepage at:
This is a terrific web site. What a great way for us to stay in touch. Plank owner 1960-1962. Serving on the good old "Henry B." has been one of the highlights of my life - great crew, some nice places to visit, and wonderful memories. Have been in touch with three "Navy buddies" after all of these years. Looking forward to becoming reacquainted with more of you in future "Henry B." renewals in the future.

 

Message Number: 316
Comments by: FRANK P. LACKINGER on 3/11/2005 12:25:07 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: flackinger@msn.com
Homepage at:
1960 TO 1963

 

Message Number: 313
Comments by: Jerry E. Dexel on 3/9/2005 3:02:05 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: jedexel@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
Plank owner,left the ship in Aug.of 1963. Life was good then and life is good now. Looking forward to hearing from ship mates. GMG3.

 

Message Number: 312
Comments by: William C. Hopkins on 3/9/2005 12:05:27 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: hop1934@yahoo.com
Homepage at:
I was on board 64-66 chief petty officer. would like to here from shipmates. 903-671-2289

 

Message Number: 311
Comments by: Doyle Thomas on 3/7/2005 8:53:57 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: thomasdoy@saic.com
Homepage at:
I was Weps from 10/87 to 10/88 when she was decommed. Did a great deployment with some great guys. I remember a nav brief when Capt. Glenn Berree asked the Electrical Officer ENS Rode if we would properly run the deguassing range entering port. Rode answered, "Gee, Captain, I've got a hundred things to do!" When steam issued from the CO's ears, ENS Kahler yelled, "Fire in the hole!" which made everyone laugh and probably saved Rode's life (ass). Great ship that steamed hard, played hard and loved to shoot. Great memories.

 

Message Number: 308
Comments by: Jose Pagan on 3/6/2005 8:44:00 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: nc1pagan@aol.com
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I was a BM3 who served from 79 to 81, I have some great memories. Good to see some familiar names, Smith,Bush and Johnson.

 

Message Number: 307
Comments by: Dan Kimball on 3/6/2005 8:18:30 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: dk138@msn.com
Homepage at:
Nice site! Certainly were a lot of very good memories . Served Jan 71 to Jan 73. Storekeeper. Anyone ever hear about Larry Williamson ??? Also, a Storekeeper or Mills? Both same time frame. Good times even the Typhoon's!

 

Message Number: 306
Comments by: Edward D. Benning on 3/5/2005 7:49:14 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: dap55@verizon.net
Homepage at:
Hello everyone! I would like to hear from any shipmates that served between 1960-1964!

 

Message Number: 304
Comments by: Dennis Szeba on 3/3/2005 4:01:17 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: dszeba@hotmail.com
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FTM3 1968-1969. Aboard when ship was hit in Missile Radar room by enemy fire. Lots of interesting memories. I was young, insubordinate and only wanted to get far far away from the USN. Now that I'm old and "wise" I would have done it a lot different, but I had a lot of fun, and managed to grow up somewhere along the way and went from hippie sailor to corporate manager. Former friends or enemies especially from 4th div are more than welcome to contact me.

 

Message Number: 300
Comments by: Tom Morris on 2/26/2005 10:32:12 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: tommorris262@msn.com
Homepage at:
Served in Wilson from 74-79.Lots of memories with the "1102" gang.I have a Wilson plaque over my fire place, engraved on the top brass plate is " Three Roses Bar, CPO Mess". The bottom plate reads, "Thanks for Table Tops". I talked the Momma San out of it on my last cruise in 84.Retired in 1991.
The best of luck to all former shipmates.
BTCM (SW) Ret.
Keizer, Or.

 

Message Number: 299
Comments by: Greg LaLonde on 2/24/2005 3:56:27 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: glalon@aol.com
Homepage at:
MMFN to MM3 mostly main control from 76 to 79. Had a great West Pac and yard period in Long Beach. Went on to retire as a Navy Diver and have persued that career into the Gulf of Mexico and now West Africa as a Diving Consultant to Exxonmobil.
That ship was the best I ever served on. Thank God for a staute of limitations.
If anybody knows Kit McArthurs or Dan Jamiesons where abouts pass it along.
Cheers to all maybe next reunion.

 

Message Number: 297
Comments by: Joe Thompson on 2/21/2005 8:39:17 AM
Country: United States
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I was an electrician's mate on the Wilson from 71-72...........I wouldn't trade those days for anything.

 

Message Number: 296
Comments by: Joe Perry on 2/21/2005 1:58:54 AM
Country: United States
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GMG2, 3rd and 2nd Div. 1971-1975
Hello everyone. Has anyone heard from Charlie Brink TM3?

 

Message Number: 295
Comments by: Robert McCormick on 2/18/2005 1:18:50 PM
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E-mail: rcmz28@comteck.com
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What a great web site. And what memories it has ignited. I served aboard the "Hammerin' Hank" from 62 to 64, in the ET gang. Those were great times and great friends. Here's remembering some of the gang, Harold 'don't poke me in the chest' Simmons, Gary Scheel, Jerry Myer, "Rockford,Il" Roushey, Ken Vansant, "Army" Armstrong, Dale "the vulture" Meeks, Bob Pool,, god, how memory fails us. I know there were other good friends, but can't for the life of me, remember.. Anyone else, ever have that problem? I'm planning on being at the 2005 reunion. Hope to see some of you there.

 

Message Number: 294
Comments by: ken stanton on 2/16/2005 10:19:33 PM
Country: United States
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served 82-84 deck epe

 

Message Number: 290
Comments by: Eddie J. Oswalt on 2/13/2005 11:04:30 PM
Country: United States
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Just found out about this web site and joined the old crew..i served as a RM-2 from 1974 to 1976 and have already found a few old friends on this site and hoping to hear from more..would like to hear from some of the old crew that was on the capt's gig with me during kas tang island incident..proably won't make the next re-union but maybe when its closer to ariz..i will and some of the old radio gang that i served with.i retired as a RMC in 1982...thanks

 

Message Number: 288
Comments by: Kittle, Jess BM3 on 2/11/2005 9:09:35 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: jeskittle@aol.com
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Served aboard the Henry B. mainly during the period of late 1969-1970 when we were overhauling at LBNS.

 

Message Number: 287
Comments by: Don SMITH on 2/7/2005 8:03:21 PM
Country: United States
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was on the HAMMERING HANK FROM 1977-81had the best of times in 1ST DIV. with people like Tim RING and Dave Bush remember BMI JOHNSON all 5 foot tall

 

Message Number: 282
Comments by: Tim Stutler on 1/17/2005 5:19:11 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: calstuts@cox.net
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Excellent work on the web site! I served on the Wilson from 1976 -- 1981 (OS2). Later joined the Army Reserve and may retire this year (MAJ, JAGC). Had some great times on the Wilson, and met some of the finest people I know. calstuts@cox.net.

 

Message Number: 281
Comments by: Danny Chauvin on 1/16/2005 8:52:38 PM
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E-mail: streetlegal@infostations.com
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So...Here's a funny one...Anyone remember those damned bugle calls we used to have to play over the public address system when we were flagship ..you know..the ones for chow, payday, reveille, taps ..etc..ALL those annoying calls..Well , as an IC man I used to have make sure those got played..SO..on the day I left the vessel for the last time ..just before I left I placed the entire box of prerecorded tapes on top of ths 440volt, 400cycle bus in the incoming side of the IC switchboard...OH YEAH...YOU'RE WELCOME

 

Message Number: 280
Comments by: Eric Johnson on 1/15/2005 7:15:18 AM
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Was A GMM3 when I left The Hammerin Hank in 1988 after a west pac and finding my wife Sharon(17yrs @ 3 Kids!!)Would love to hear from anyone onboard especially Nixon,Maness,Price,M.Johnson etc..

 

Message Number: 265
Comments by: john zarate on 1/7/2005 12:29:48 AM
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hi everyone. I served on the wilson from 1980 through 1983. bt3 in #2 fireroom.

 

Message Number: 264
Comments by: Douglas Ploughman on 1/6/2005 9:36:26 PM
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Looking for any BT's that were on the Wilson from 1976-1981...e-mail me at: dpvail2000@yahoo.com

 

Message Number: 257
Comments by: Douglas Ploughman BT2 on 1/5/2005 2:15:32 AM
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I served onboard the Henry B. Wilson from 1976 - 1981

 

Message Number: 255
Comments by: steve coburn sh3 ships barber on 12/31/2004 3:34:09 PM
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was one of the original crew a plank owner 1960 1964 i still love her

 

Message Number: 254
Comments by: David D. Walker on 12/30/2004 3:32:02 PM
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Just found out about this sight. Count me as an advocate.
Great pictures.
If ever another reunion happens, I would go to it where ever it is.
Dave Walker

 

Message Number: 253
Comments by: Royal G. C. Collette on 12/30/2004 12:15:53 PM
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I was plank owner Ens.(Asst Sup O). Called Busenlehner to wish Happy New Year and heard about reunion (w/much disappointment at not being notified). With 2,150,000 United frequent miles, I could have flown to whole crew first class. Almost died when I saw the 7 sunk at target practice last year. Another one of my old ships (USS SACRAMENTO) decom'd last Oct. Tough getting old! Charlie said another reunion planned for next year in Annapolis. Great since I live in DC and it will be just up the road from me. Would have loved to reminisce with CAPT Caney, Dallaire, Orzalli, Boyd, McConville and the rest of the plank owners. After 25 years (CAPT, Ret), still consider CAPT Caney to have been one of the most influential Naval Officers I have had the pleasure (and occasional displeasure) to serve with. Remember Ann Caney well and also "Screaming Jack Shanahan", (introduced me to martinis) and I still have not kicked the habit. The Wilson Wardoom and crew was one of the best.
RGCC sends

 

Message Number: 237
Comments by: R. Clark Roushey on 12/17/2004 11:20:42 PM
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Please note that I have a new e-mail address.

 

Message Number: 234
Comments by: BT3 Marcus Velasco on 12/15/2004 10:07:05 PM
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I was part of the "Skeleton Crew." We lost the load on the same day a inspection team flew onboard off the coast of Pakistan. That was when the "Hammerin Hank" number was up. I was a sailor onboard her from 88 to 89. The last time I actually seen her afloat was when she was being towed to Hawaii, going underneath the Coronado Bridge in San Diego.

 

Message Number: 233
Comments by: Henry G. Tucker on 12/14/2004 5:29:43 AM
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The Henry B. Wilson was lucky number 7 for me and 3 friends that you rescued on 10 Dec. 1979, after our 36' sloop "Gambit" was rolled by a rogue wave in a storm in the S. China Sea. Thanks to all who served, and especially BM2 Howie, the cox of the whaleboat lowered in heavy seas to come get us, and all the others present on that day!

 

Message Number: 231
Comments by: Dale Crouch on 12/12/2004 2:03:40 PM
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MM in #2 engine room June of 64 till oct 66. Lots of memories

 

Message Number: 230
Comments by: Anthony J Birzer on 12/8/2004 10:36:20 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: birzera2@asme.org
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Just discovered this site. My heart sank when I read the fate of the Henry B. She was a great ship, smooth lines, rode the seas well. I served on board from fall 73 to Jan 78. Machinist Mate, aft engine room mostly, a bit of A gang, a while as water (and assistant oil) king. I knew the ship well. I remember our West Pac cruises, 75 and 76-77. I have also read Ralph Wetterhaun's book, 'The Last Battle', excellent reading. After active duty, enlisted in reserves, returned to Kansas, became BT2, assigned USS Bagley (Topeka unit), attend KU, became Mechanical Engineer, married, 2 daughters, now senior engineer at local nuclear power plant, Reminiscing about the old times on the Pacific. And Howdy, Ken Reisinger MM2, I see your name in the guest book.

 

Message Number: 224
Comments by: Jesse jetty on 11/30/2004 4:01:01 PM
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Hi,
im looking for anyone who might have served with my father in the late 60s. his name was PO2 John (tom) Jetty. if you know him please email me. Thanks

 

Message Number: 223
Comments by: Grayson A. Hoard on 11/30/2004 12:24:09 PM
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Was on board from 1976 till 78 GMMSN

 

Message Number: 222
Comments by: Richard "Cookie" Rojas on 11/24/2004 6:55:28 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: jagric7886@comcast.net
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On the Henry B 1972 to 1975. Great ship!

 

Message Number: 217
Comments by: gary l scott on 11/19/2004 5:36:36 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: wristpin61@earthlink.net
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I loved this ship ,I t was my favorite.We had a bad ass crew,we were the last crew.

 

Message Number: 215
Comments by: John Cooprider on 11/18/2004 11:01:01 PM
Country: United States
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Onboard from 84-88 BT3/1 fire room. Learned alot during my time in the best fireroom onboard. Have gone from operating floating to operating stationary power plants.

 

Message Number: 211
Comments by: JACK CURTIS on 11/15/2004 4:55:42 AM
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I SERVED ABOARD THE WILSON FROM 68 TO 71. WAS LEADING COMMISSARYMAN AS CS1 AFTER CHIEF WAS TRANSFERRED IN 70.
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES.

 

Message Number: 210
Comments by: Donald Fields on 11/12/2004 6:03:21 PM
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Served from 76-77 as a PN3, enjoyed the reunion and seeing those who also served on the ship, a great bunch of guys regardless of the different backgrounds and ages. Thanks for those that did all the hard work for the reunion.
I believe I was the last one on board the Wilson before it faded from the waves. I will send pictures of the ship and the article from the local paper as soon as I can. I just happended to see the ship on a business trip from Sacramento, CA to Santa Rosa, CA, in 2002. The ship was moored in Mare Island, CA and I went to investigate and bingo it was the Wilson.

 

Message Number: 209
Comments by: Michel Friday on 11/10/2004 11:50:05 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: tgif1947@msn.com
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Served aboard from August,1966 till July,1968

 

Message Number: 208
Comments by: Thomas Stephens on 11/2/2004 9:57:13 PM
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E-mail: thomas.stephens@ireland.com
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Served on board as a RM3 from 1966-1967. I can actually say I really enjoyed my time aboard one of the finest ships in the Navy. Great to have this website and thanks to the guys who put the reunion together

 

Message Number: 206
Comments by: Dennis " kiwi " Kwiecien on 11/1/2004 11:44:09 AM
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Great pics !!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
"kiwi"

 

Message Number: 205
Comments by: Dennis Roach on 10/31/2004 5:28:22 PM
Country: United States
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I was on board from Nov. '85 thru Dec '88, and enjoyed leaving! I missed my shipmates, but didn't miss the engineering division B.S.!I met my wife in San Diego then and we are still married and living outside of Portland OR. with our 2 daughters and 1 son.

   

Message Number: 203
Comments by: john mohatt on 10/28/2004 9:41:30 PM
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served from 1966 to1968 made 2 west pacs had agreat time . still in calif. in orange county lone to hear from anyone

       

 

Message Number: 200
Comments by: Miguel Legaspi on 10/27/2004 10:37:37 PM
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1982-1985, OI Division, Horton, Maxwell, Yogi, Quick, Apley, Sweet and the bunch. Sure do miss it all. Realize now that complaining about things was just part of the history, and the fun.

 

Message Number: 198
Comments by: Robert Haugen on 10/25/2004 1:35:47 AM
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Served on Hamerrin' Hank from 1980 to '84. SM2 known as Bebo...

 

Message Number: 195
Comments by: Dick Karbowski on 10/19/2004 5:15:17 PM
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How many remember not only the Magnificent Seven but Henry The 8th. I served aboard from 62 to 66. I am living not to far from Bay City Michigan where the Hammer'n Hank was born. Did not here about the get together until the Bay City times had an article about it.

 

Message Number: 194
Comments by: Michael Bolton on 10/18/2004 12:20:20 PM
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BT2 served aboard 76-77 good to see the reunion pics. Live in Austin, Tx now.

 

Message Number: 193
Comments by: Steven A Brooks on 10/17/2004 12:57:14 PM
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Anyone from the 1972 Westpac, please write.
Steve

 

Message Number: 192
Comments by: AJ RENFER on 10/17/2004 11:37:53 AM
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E-mail: ajr383@aol.com
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Hello all i served on H.B between 1977 and 1981 en2 A-GANG,

 

Message Number: 191
Comments by: Steve Gainer on 10/17/2004 12:00:13 AM
Country: United States
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I was a cook from 81 to 85. Really Cool Experience.Learned alot about life. Thanx

 

Message Number: 190
Comments by: Juan Perez on 10/16/2004 12:20:41 AM
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Comment by Juan R. Perez GMM1 abord Henry B from 64-69 on missile launcher Forth Division.Thanks to whoever set-up this Website.They did a great job.Hope to hear from Shipmates I served with, Sorry I missed the reunion, but I was in Balboa Naval Hospital at the time of reunion.I'm doing much better.Please contact me, cause we are not getting any younger.Clear Seas and God Bless Everyone.Many thanks to the reunion committee for doing an outstanding job.Thanks Dan Marks for your help.

 

Message Number: 188
Comments by: Joseph Turk on 10/15/2004 9:55:47 AM
Country: United States
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Plankowner arrived at Defoe Shipbuilding on 9/14/60. Transferred 10/61 to USS Providence (CLG-6) as leading SO for a sonar installation. Also served aboard DLG-11, DDG-16, and DEG-4. Achieved LCDR (LDO) rank in 1978. Ended my career in the Iranian & Saudi Arabian FMS programs. In my 28 years of active service, I considered Capt. Caney to be the finest Commanding Officer I had ever served under, bar none. DDG-7 was a great ship (although DDG-16 would come in a close second) and I really missed the Wilson crew when I transferred. I was fortunate in that I kept letters that I wrote my folks, and other correspondence and papers from all the commands at which I was stationed. I started an autobiography so that my kids know who I really was. I'm on page 700 and have just reached 1980. The Navy was good to me, providing me a college education and to be assigned in an area where I met my wife (married 40 years). Thanks for great web site. Plan to attend the next reunion

 

Message Number: 187
Comments by: Steve Murphy on 10/14/2004 3:05:44 PM
Country: United States
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Nice site. I was a radarman on the HBW from about 1963 to early 1965. Made the west pac cruise, had the time of my life. I still have the cruise book and photos. I will scan them and send in.

 

Message Number: 186
Comments by: MICHAEL HERRERA on 10/14/2004 2:21:43 PM
Country: United States
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I SERVED AS A TORPEDOMAN'S MATE FROM 4/88 UNTIL DECOMMISIONING. HAD A GREAT TIME ON OLE "DOG 7". DID ONE WEST PAC ON HAMMERIN' HANK AND ENJOYED IT. SURE MISS THE OLD TIN CAN. I WENT ON TO SERVE ABOARD THE USS VALLEY FORGE CG-50. LIVING IN NEW MEXICO, BACK ON THE RESERVATION. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS!

 

Message Number: 185
Comments by: Galen Engel FTM-2 on 10/14/2004 12:56:10 PM
Country: United States
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Looks like everyone had a great time at the reunion. Wish I could have been there. How did everyone get so old and fat? Seeing the names of some old friends in the guestbook sure brings back lots of memories. Anyone heard from Ted Schmidt?

 

Message Number: 184
Comments by: Allen Emmons on 10/14/2004 11:43:40 AM
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E-mail: allene@brazosnet.com
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Best Ship I ever served on. My very best to Dave Quashnik, the best D- - Chief in the Navy until he went Warrant.

 

Message Number: 183
Comments by: Ken Berryhill on 10/14/2004 12:56:43 AM
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Served From 63 (SA) to 66 (SM2) Hey, Robert Stoker, remember me? Sorry about missing the reunion, would like to have made it. Had lots of good times and lots of rough times, especially the trip up and around the Northern route in winter. Who said salt water does not freeze.

  

Message Number: 182
Comments by: Tim Crump on 10/13/2004 11:34:44 PM
Country: United States
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Love the website! I was a GMM3, Tartar Div., on board from 1971 to 1973, including WesPac. Great to see names of the guys who made that a great time - Dietzman, Engel, Capt. Farnham, just to name a few. Brings back floods of memories.....all the motorcycle rides with Dietzman, Czerwinski, Craig, and others; Capt. Farnham's Russian hat; Seaman Dooley throwing the smoke grenade over the side during RefTra; watching a whole pallet of 5-inch rounds go into the drink during UnRep; standing on the pier when Mr. Gervin drove the ship into it......what great memories!!!!
I missed the reunion due to a previous commitment but hope to make the next one.

 

Message Number: 181
Comments by: Peter Muller on 10/13/2004 10:20:10 PM
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Happy 229th. Birthday - USN. I arrived in Long Beach in 1974 as a Seaman after dropping out of EW A school. I did some time in 1st Div., did some time with my favorite Canadian as an EWSN and then finally ended up in the mailroom and made PC3. Left the Hammerin' Hank in 76 and found my way to a VQ squadron in Guam and well I loved it so much that I stayed for 20 and retired in '93. Now I work for our vets at the VA in Denver. I loved the Wilson and the 20 years in the Navy! Hope to hear from anyone that remembers the years 74 - 76. Hey, wheres Steve Gelbach and many others?

 

Message Number: 180
Comments by: Andre (Andy) D'Albergo on 10/13/2004 9:29:34 PM
Country: United States
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I remember being seasick most of the time--can't say I miss the experience. The ship was the first, and last one, that I was ever on. My wife, me and our 2 children live in Texas. I operate a nursing home in La Marque, if you are ever that way...I notice some of you guys are getting near that age. Keep in touch.

 

Message Number: 179
Comments by: Rex Gray on 10/13/2004 8:52:56 PM
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E-mail: gsmcret@aol.com
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I knew EN1 Allen R Emmons, I was his LPO

 

Message Number: 178
Comments by: Philip J Reissig on 10/13/2004 7:48:26 PM
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I served on the HBW from June 1977 to May 1980. Came aboard as a JOSN and left as a JO2. Joined the ship during the overhaul in Long Beach, made the move to San Diego in 1978 and made the Westpac cruise in August 1979-February 1980. Great times, great friends, great memories. I am still looking for (then) LTJG Tom Hirsch.

 

Message Number: 177
Comments by: George Francis BTC ret. on 10/13/2004 6:26:41 PM
Country: United States
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I was on the Henry B from 1975 to 1977 I went on to retire from the Navy. Have gotten in touch with a few of the old steamers I served with I live in Virginia married with 4 girls I'll tip one to old times Thanks charlie for the knowledge that started me off

 

Message Number: 176
Comments by: B. Shawn Harmer on 10/13/2004 5:27:20 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: sharmer@juno.com
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Reported on board in Subic during the final Westpac 1988-89. Got out of active duty just before decom, graduated from UNC Greeley BA and MA. Married with 3 kids in Greeley, CO.

 

Message Number: 175
Comments by: Gerry Ouellet on 10/13/2004 4:45:13 PM
Country: Canada
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I was onboard 1974-76 in the EW department. I was on exchange from the Royal Canadian Navy, my rank was Master Seaman (E6) and have a lot of great memories of the evacuation of Phomn Phen and Saigon and the recovery of the Mayeguez. I retired from our navy in 2002 after serving 38 years as a LCdr. I am presently employed in the defence industry.

 

Message Number: 174
Comments by: William T. Armstrong (Bill) on 10/13/2004 2:52:52 PM
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Just had operation & am sorry that I couldn't make the first reunion.
Bill Armstrong

 

Message Number: 173
Comments by: S.C. Emmons on 10/13/2004 2:24:37 PM
Country: United States
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does anyone remember my dad?Allen R. Emmons.

 

Message Number: 172
Comments by: Elmer Barnes on 10/13/2004 11:39:47 AM
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I was one of the plank owners aboard the Henry B Wilson. Served on her from 1960-1967. I live in Newberg, Oregon on a farm with my wife, daughter and her family. We raise Boer goats and Dorper sheep on the farm. I would love to hear from old shipmates. My rank was FTMC now retired.

 

Message Number: 170
Comments by: Stan F. Counsell on 10/10/2004 12:09:26 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: we-r-one@k-online.com
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PC2 1972-75. It will always be my ship!

 

Message Number: 168
Comments by: David Van Bogart on 9/30/2004 1:45:17 AM
Country: United States
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FTM2 served from Jan. 71 to May 75 This ship and crew changed my life. Hi to Fuzzy and John Myers Jr. and cann't forget Ted.

 

Message Number: 167
Comments by: HT2 DENNIS on 9/30/2004 12:01:41 AM
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hi to all ship mate from 6- 72 -2 73

 

Message Number: 163
Comments by: kris thayer on 9/22/2004 3:57:04 PM
Country: United States
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I am helping my father ZIGFRIDS (ZIG) STELMACHERS find his old workmates from the DEFOE SHIPBUILDING CO. in BAY CITY, MI. He worked there in the mid 1950s and would love to hear from his old buddies!

 

Message Number: 162
Comments by: Spence Engle on 9/21/2004 11:08:41 PM
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Almost reunion time-finally.Anyone know whereabouts of Charles Robert Holmes-FTMC/FTCS?

 

Message Number: 161
Comments by: Norm Hardee on 9/19/2004 10:04:29 PM
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Jana and I will not be able to attend this years reunion afterall. Please drop me an email to re-establish a link with you. You can reach me at nehardee@cableone.net Have a great Reunion, see you next year!

 

Message Number: 159
Comments by: ray grissom gmg 3 on 9/14/2004 10:48:45 PM
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steamed with larry colburn,jim marquette and jim demmick from sixty three to sixty five

 

Message Number: 158
Comments by: Rick Fath on 9/14/2004 5:44:53 PM
Country: United States
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Served from 71 to 74 as EM3. 2 westpac's and many watches later I would do it all again to be with that crew. Looking forward to hearing form others from that time. Thanks for the effort on the web site.

 

Message Number: 157
Comments by: Kevin Wooten (FC2) on 9/14/2004 10:34:00 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: woowoo@iglou.com
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Been there done that

 

Message Number: 156
Comments by: Chris Cole on 9/12/2004 10:33:09 AM
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I served as an Army Helicopter pilot in the 2nd half of 1972. From Oct 6th to Oct 14th I flew 5 missions in support of a Naval Gunfire operation south of Chu Lia. On the 14th we received heavy Anti-aircraft fire and decided that it was not the place for a single aircraft to be any longer. I was then able to fly out to the ship, the USS Henry B. Wilson. After a couple of orbits it was clear I could not land but I was able to hover off the bow and a crewman (brave guy) handed up a line to my gunner. At the end of the line was a bucket with cold cokes, a couple candy bars and patches with the ships crests. I still have my crest from the USS Henry B. Wilson proudly displayed with my memorabilia. And by the way, you guys were great shots.
Chris Cole, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Retired

 

Message Number: 155
Comments by: STG2 Dave Grewing on 9/9/2004 7:19:46 PM
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GOOD NAVAL SIMULATION
1. Buy a dumpster, paint it gray and live in it for 6 months.
2. Run all of the piping and wires inside your house on the outside of the walls.
3. Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling.
4. Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in the back yard at 6am and read it to you.
5. Have the family vote on which movie to watch and then show a different one.
6. Sew back pockets to the front of your pants.
7. Install a fluorescent lamp under the coffee table and then get under it and read books.
8. Put lube oil in your humidifier and set it on high.
9. Perform a weekly disassembly and inspection of your lawnmower.
And last but not least:
10. Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have you wife whip open the curtains about 3 hours after you go to sleep. She should then shine a flashlight in your eyes and mumble "Sorry, wrong rack."

 

Message Number: 153
Comments by: Kenneth Vansant on 9/7/2004 8:57:01 PM
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Served on the Wilson from 61 to 64 and I was curious if anybody has heard from Dale Meek, Gary Scheel,Simmons, Bennett, Marvin Young, or Quint. They all served aboard the Wilson about that time.

 

Message Number: 152
Comments by: RONALD M.MULLINS on 9/7/2004 1:10:35 PM
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SERVED ON THE HBW FROM 1965 TO 1969.I WAS A BT3 IN #1 FIREROOM.LOT OF GOOD TIMES AND BAD.

 

Message Number: 151
Comments by: Larry D. Coburn on 9/7/2004 11:55:40 AM
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Comments by: on 8/29/2004 11:53:51 PM
I was waiting on the pier for the Hammering Hank to tie up, just back from it's first West Pac cruise, July 62 until April 66. Had some good times but me and the Navy just didn't get along. Still undecided about the reunion, might just show up, would like to see all my "old" buddies.
Larry

 

Message Number: 150
Comments by: Gary Reed ETN2 on 9/3/2004 4:37:07 PM
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I have a lot of great memories of the Wilson was aboard '63-'66 made two west pac cruises looking forward to the reunion this year.

 

Message Number: 149
Comments by: Terrance Ziniewicz on 9/3/2004 3:00:27 AM
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RDE1(AC)/RDEC(AC)/EWC(AC) served 69/70 First of a new breed (EW) to hit the Fleet. when I hit the ship all the Ops saw was an RD crow after a short battle with the Bupers i finally settled in with OE div and was a happy camper. The Magnificent 7 under command of hammerin' Hank Mustin was one of high lights of my Career. Actually, life Changing comes to mind. In 1970 was again Xferred back to Special Projects For A couple of Years then To Jouett DLG/CG-29 72/74, Turner Joy DD-951 74, MOTU-5 74/78 and finally back to Jouett for my Twilight Cruise
Last year My Rating was absorbed By the CTT community. Sorry I missed the transition. WOW so many interesting Billets added to the list..... Special hello to Jay Ellis. ET & RD gangs and Chiefs Mess
Chief Z

 

Message Number: 148
Comments by: colin maurice theriac on 9/1/2004 10:10:16 AM
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served onboard from 1965 to 1967

 

Message Number: 147
Comments by: Robert Kenney EM2 on 8/31/2004 1:01:23 AM
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It's been great to hear from old shipmates. I was aboard from 1962 - 1966. Still living on the Oregon Coast in the little town of Netarts, Oregon. My home address is P.O. Box 69, Netarts, Oregon 97143-0069. Home phone is 503-842-6027 and E-mail is kdnetbay@oregoncoast.com. Feel free to give me a holler.

  

Message Number: 146
Comments by: Capt. John B. Orzalli USN (ret on 8/30/2004 8:57:34 PM
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It was a wonderful experience to be the Plank Owner Operations Officer for Henry B. Wilson. Great Crew, Great Ship. and many Great Memories

 

Message Number: 145
Comments by: Charles Busenlehner on 8/30/2004 6:08:35 PM
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I'm sorry to report that LCDR George Hulderman (ret) passed away on Saturday, 28 Aug. 2004. A good friend and a fine Naval Officer.

 

Message Number: 143
Comments by: Oliver Eberhardt on 8/29/2004 12:44:26 AM
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Served from July63 to Aug66. GMG3 gun captain on Mt52. Would like to find Barry Becker or Larry Coburn. Can't make the reunion this year maybe next time. Hope you all have a great time.

 

Message Number: 142
Comments by: Thomas Noble (TK) on 8/24/2004 9:50:17 AM
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I served on board the Henry B. from 72-75 as a OS1. After 25 years of service and 9 ships I can say without a doubt that it was the best ship in the US Navy.
Thomas Noble
LCDR USN (ret)

 

Message Number: 141
Comments by: Gary W. Bearden on 8/22/2004 10:23:52 PM
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Plank owner, went to Damage control school in Newport RI. and went on board The Henry B. Dec. 1960 Served 4 years in the 3RD Div.I was a sonarman. I am going to be at the reunion.

 

Message Number: 140
Comments by: Daniel Mitchem on 8/18/2004 8:21:06 AM
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I am not shure if I will make the reunion, but it has been fun reading the crews log and doing a lot of remimbering. Bob Kenney, if you read this, pleas let me hear from you. I am trying to reach Peterson EM3. I think that his first name was Jacky, and he was from Denver, Colorado. If anyone knows how to reach him, please let me know.

 

Message Number: 139
Comments by: pat timmer on 8/17/2004 12:43:41 PM
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served OI Div Mar82-Apr83 mostly in the Portland shipyards

 

Message Number: 138
Comments by: John Lancaster on 8/16/2004 3:55:42 PM
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Ready & looking forward to reunion!

 

Message Number: 137
Comments by: Danny Chauvin on 8/14/2004 1:03:24 PM
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OOPS !!! My mistake...I came aboard in mid 63 not 64...Guess I'm still a bit foggy from my last night in Subic...

 

Message Number: 136
Comments by: Todd R. Kumro on 8/14/2004 1:06:57 AM
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Served aboard the HBW from Sep 83' to Jan 86' and then Jan 87' to Oct 89', Decommissioning, a sad day. I start off in Deck Division, struck out to Guns and eventually left the ship as a GMG2(SW). Went on to be a D & A Counselor and eventually changed rates to MN1(SW) and Finished my career in Recruiting. I now live in Colorado with my wife and children. I will not be able to be at the reunion due to work commitments. I hope all that attend have a great time!

 

Message Number: 135
Comments by: Danny Chauvin on 8/13/2004 8:24:58 PM
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My first ship...picked her up at the pier at the end of Main Street in San Diego in mid 64 as a very green E2 out of A school...2 west pacs and nearly 4 years later I left her an IC2...Lotta good memories went down with her...Lotta water , lotta bridges...
Thanx to whoever had a hand in putting this web site together...Great Job..Means a lot to a lot of folks...

 

Message Number: 134
Comments by: Daniel C Mitchem on 8/13/2004 9:17:55 AM
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I served aboar the Henry B. from 1963- 1966. I was a EM3 when I left her. I would really like to hear from any shipmates that may remimber me, or any other shipmate for that matter. I remimber my time aboar the H.B. as a lot of hard work, and a lot of good times with good friends, that I would really like to see again, and have an opertunity to catch up on lost time. Please contact me, we are all getting older. Fair Winds and Following Seas. Dan

 

Message Number: 133
Comments by: Kelly Pope on 8/11/2004 8:04:44 PM
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I served from July 1961 through December 1964. I was a GM3. Loved every minute of it.

 

Message Number: 132
Comments by: Robert R. Kenney EM2 on 8/10/2004 1:58:46 PM
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Aboard ship from 1962 to 1966

 

Message Number: 131
Comments by: John P., Brown on 8/4/2004 6:55:42 PM
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I was an "OS"on the "Henry B" from May 1986 till it's decomissioning in October 1989.If any of you were on her then, or know anybody who was, have them contact me. It was a great ship.
Since the decomissioning, I've been on 3 deployments, and both of our daughters are now attending San Diego State University. We've been married almost 23 years (as of this coming October 20th).

 

Message Number: 130
Comments by: Noel D. Dailey on 8/4/2004 9:51:47 AM
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I went aboard her in Boston in 1960 and I am a Plank Owner.I left her in Hawaii to go on Emergency Leave during the first trip to West Pac. Iworked my CAN off I was A SF2.

 

Message Number: 127
Comments by: David B. Haskell on 8/3/2004 9:14:06 PM
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Worked in the aft engine room from 1966 to 1968. Would like to hear from anyone aboard at that time.

 

Message Number: 126
Comments by: Tim Amoroso (Jammer) on 8/3/2004 1:37:42 AM
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Nice site, its a shame our beautiful ship had to be skutteled. Such a waste. She was the last of the great tin cans.

 

Message Number: 125
Comments by: Jerry Myers on 7/28/2004 4:51:03 PM
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Remember the Henry B. Wilson DDG-7, she is sitting on the ocean bottom about 150 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA.

 

Message Number: 124
Comments by: Robert Schenamsgruber on 7/27/2004 11:50:23 PM
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I was an original crew member (Plank Owner) we put ship into commission at the Boston Naval Shipyard on December 8, 1960. The crew went to pre-commissioning school in Newport Ri, . had alot of good times.

 

Message Number: 123
Comments by: Jim Edwins on 7/21/2004 1:36:06 PM
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The greatest ship that ever got under way. Served Nov. 76 to Feb. 80 as Electrical and Fire Control Officer. To this day, the best memory I had of Henry B. was standing watch as OOD knowing that the crew on board was the finest group of sailors on the proudest Grey Hound in the world. An extraordinary experience with extraordinary people. Every effort I have made in my life was in some way formed by the lessons I learned from the crew as a new JO. I thank all of you and look forward to the reunion.

 

Message Number: 122
Comments by: Bruce Terrell on 7/20/2004 8:44:45 PM
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I was an original crew member (Plank Owner) we put ship into commission at the Boston Naval Shipyard on December 8, 1960. The crew went to pre-commissioning school in Newport RI. 10 of us, for training were assigned to a picket ship on a ship out of Davisville, RI. We got our first tast of sea sickness on that ship. When we finally put the Wilson into commission and began sea trials everone one except the old SALTS were sick we made a couple of bucks to stand watch for those guys who couldn't make it. Good times. I started out on the "deck force" and later became a signalman/quatermaster. Capt. Caney was in command until he was promoted to full Captain. We had alot of first but the one that I remember most was the time I dropped a scrub brush down the number 2 stack steam relief "button" I spent all night with fish hooks trying to get it out, butf never made it. The bad part about the situation was were carrying an Admiral at the time and we were in Hawaii.see ya Bruce

 

Message Number: 121
Comments by: Andy Petruska on 7/20/2004 8:25:29 PM
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Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting everybody. again.

 

Message Number: 120
Comments by: Dave Grewing on 7/19/2004 4:16:26 AM
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An Air Force pilot that had flown his 180 missions over Vietnam published this book in 2002. The cover quotes Senator John McCain "This gripping account...redeems the glory of the men we left behind."
This is a documentary that begins with the author himself being bumped from a flight in 1995 by the previous President George Bush. This is a man that goes well beyond the call of duty, to find the truth, which does not come easy at all.
The Last Battle
The Mayaguez Incident
And The End Of the Vietnam War
Ralph Wetterhahn
First Plume Printing, May 2002
This is a riveting adventure. Without his tenacity, we would have never come close to realizing how those left behind were both killed and buried.
Although I don't think I can afford this trip, I hope that you will invite the author of this book who has spent over a half of a decade in finding the truths that were very hard to come by. This man ought to be one of your keynote speakers!
Dave

 

Message Number: 119
Comments by: Ken DeVore on 7/19/2004 1:45:24 AM
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I am/was a plank owner on the "Hammering Hank"as n ET1. I served aboard from 1960 to 1962. I am excited about the reunion. I found out about it from Dale Meek also an ET. I have great memories about the ship!

 

Message Number: 118
Comments by: John O.Lancaster on 7/18/2004 6:25:02 PM
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Revisited Web Site. It was a great memory lane experience. My Compliments to everyone involved in this project. I was on the Wilson from 71-74. I had some of the best times of my life during those years. I saw things I may never see again. Thanks for the memories.

 

Message Number: 117
Comments by: Richard Elliott Sr. on 7/14/2004 10:15:04 AM
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Was on board as MM2/MM1 Jun 65-67. #2 Engine room and A Div.

 

Message Number: 116
Comments by: RD/OS1 Jay D. Ellis on 7/13/2004 12:02:33 PM
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Served from 1966-1970, 1976-1978. Retired onboard 02/03/78.Would like to hear from any former shipmates!!

 

Message Number: 115
Comments by: Hugh Taylor on 7/11/2004 11:49:47 PM
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I wasn't assigned to the Wilson but helo'd on-board from the Ranger to assist electronic repairs and rode out a typhoon with her. I believe this was in 1969 or 1970 in the South China Sea. Thanks for the memory.

 

Message Number: 114
Comments by: Tim Conway on 7/9/2004 11:13:18 AM
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Hello to all. Times that will never be forgotten.

 

Message Number: 113
Comments by: Mike Moore on 6/30/2004 11:56:16 AM
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I was on The Henry B. from 02/69 til 04/72. I left as FTG2 and retired USNR as a LCDR. Hello to all. I'm looking for Jerry Tice.

 

Message Number: 112
Comments by: David Lowe on 6/29/2004 5:38:05 PM
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Hello all.MM3 Dave here in Phila., Pa. Came aboard march/april 68 til Sept 68. Got aboard in time to cruise to New Zealand and was on throttles in main control when sideswiped by that Russian "trawler" during that South East Asia Treaty Association group exercise. Anybody there at that time please write.

 

Message Number: 111
Comments by: JAMES (SONNY) DAVIS on 6/29/2004 5:06:29 PM
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SERVED ON THE HANK FROM 63 TO 67. WAS A SHIPFITTER-WELDER AND BURNT MANY RODS AND DRANK MANY A BEER WITH MY FREINDS AND SHIPMATES AAAH THE GOOD OLD DAYS.AFTER VISITING THIS SITE FEEL 19 AGAIN. HELLO DICK KARBOWSKI AND AUTHER WADE EVANS

 

Message Number: 110
Comments by: Dave Grewing on 6/29/2004 1:41:18 AM
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Served aboard as 3rd Div Sonar Sup. and LPO from 80-82.
Presently reading "The Last Battle" (the Mayaguez incident and the end of the Vietnam war) by Ralph Wetterhahn that I just happened to come across cheap (which has many Henry B. pics).
If I knew some people would be showing up at the reunion that I knew, I might attend, as it would give me a good excuse to go sailing. Brought my family to San Diego four years ago and gave them the whirlwind tour (mountains, desert, beaches, zoo, Sea World, and sailing for two 1/2 days) which they loved.
Presently install, train, support, and act in a consulting role for automated concrete batch plant computers throughout North America (mostly). Have worked with present company for over ten years. Previous work was in the international oil industry.
It would be great to be able to meet old friends, and also to get some autographs (in paperback) from people that were actually onboard during the Mayaguez Incident.
Regards,
Dave

 

Message Number: 109
Comments by: Rick Wylie on 6/25/2004 1:16:19 PM
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n/a

 

Message Number: 98
Comments by: bob young on 6/2/2004 3:55:39 PM
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I was on the hammerin hank from 1961-1964 IC2 at the time stayed in the reserves 22yrs total retired 1982 as CW04 electech I now work for a NBC tele vison station the only names I know so far are ICCS Harold Wiig Larry Dalazzer hope to see more at the reunion.

 

Message Number: 97
Comments by: H. Les Oberg on 6/1/2004 7:59:00 AM
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BT-2 1965-1969

 

Message Number: 96
Comments by: Larry Bradley on 6/1/2004 5:44:46 AM
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Ahoy there mateys! I served on the Hammerin Hank from 1/74-8/77. Assigned to #1 Fire Room. BT-2. Made two West Pacs, 1975: Operation Frequent Wind and Eagle Pull, recovery of the Mayaguez and crew off Koh Tang island. 1976: leisurely cruise. Favorite port, Burnie Tasmania, damn near stayed there with a gorgeous little "Bird" that turned me every which way but loose. "OH What A Night!" Those 43 months on the Wilson were life altering. I would do it all again, except for cleaning the fish heads and sh*t out of the bilges after Boiler repairs while in Subic. Or chippin paint with that pnumatic chipper or that little hand chipper. I loved being out at sea, especially when that boat got to rockin, like during a storm. Couldn't get into the head to piss. What with all those sick swabbies with their heads in the toilets! And all that puke sloshing around on the deck in the head, man what a sight! Hopin more of my old running mates show up to this shin dig. That would be a blast.

 

Message Number: 95
Comments by: MM2 Ken Reisinger on 5/31/2004 10:32:39 AM
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I was a machinist mate the years of 1974 through 1978

 

Message Number: 94
Comments by: CDR Larry D. Nace, USN (Ret.) on 5/30/2004 3:55:30 PM
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Greetings to all my former shipmates.

 

Message Number: 93
Comments by: Kenneth E. Doornbos on 5/29/2004 10:23:29 PM
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This is a interesting site. I would like to attend the reunion but may not be able too. Brings back old memories though when I served aboard her ('61-'62). I was a plankowner... Radarman... How many original crew are still here?

 

Message Number: 92
Comments by: Larry McHenry on 5/28/2004 8:06:47 PM
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WestPac in 76, Yard period in 78?
Radioman 3rd Class

 

Message Number: 91
Comments by: R. Clark Roushey on 5/27/2004 3:26:57 PM
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Having just read through the entire Crew Log, what memories came flooding back. Served on board from July 1962 until August 1965. Two WestPac cruises, many local to San Diego weekly excursions on the ship affectionately known as DDG-7X as in experimental as it seemed we were always heading out to try either new torpedoes or new missiles or some other thing. I still remember the group from the Naval Cooks that came from the Pentagon with all of the "new and improved chow". What an experience!! Still remember sitting in CIC with almost the whole OI Gang with 7 or 8 AKAI tape recorders all ganged together recording music from the turntable that one of us had purchased. Look forward to seeing a number of you at the reunion that I proudly served with. There are many who have gone to the last muster and they will be there in spirit. And so to the thrilling sounds of the Theme from the Magnificent Seven I bid you Smooth Seas, Fair Winds and Blue Skies. Roush ETR2

 

Message Number: 90
Comments by: Rolf Strom on 5/17/2004 7:53:46 PM
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Hi crew ! served as MM (MMFN-MM2) 78-81. Main Control and A-Gang... Saw a few shipmates in the log! Hey George Batchelor and Mike "Fred" Fredericks! Had some fun on board ! Gonna try to make the reunion. Can you believe it she's sunk

 

Message Number: 89
Comments by: Carl (Randy) Phalin on 5/17/2004 5:59:51 PM
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EN3 from 1985 to 1989

 

Message Number: 88
Comments by: Michael Affantranger ( TMO3 ) on 5/17/2004 1:11:36 AM
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Served aboard the Henry B. from 69 to 73 and enjoyed every minute. She definately was the best.I am sorry to hear how she ended.Great ship and great crew.If any of you remember me please let me know,I would like to here from you.Thanks for the great website.

 

Message Number: 87
Comments by: James Follmer on 5/10/2004 3:29:30 PM
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Like the site.
Can't wait to see you all at the reunion

 

Message Number: 86
Comments by: Mary Long on 5/10/2004 1:39:42 AM
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If any one remembers an ALFRED R PRECIADO, who was a boilermaker from ??80-85???? please email me.
Thanks

 

Message Number: 85
Comments by: Frank Jablecki (Radiomen) on 5/7/2004 7:40:40 AM
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I served from 1960 to 1964.A lot of fond memories going from east coast to west coast and met a lot of wonderful people. Can't make the reunion, but will be there in spirit wishing all that attend the very best.

 

Message Number: 84
Comments by: Kelly M. LeBlanc on 5/7/2004 3:33:33 AM
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I served aboard the Hammerin Hank from 1977 - 1981. Reported aboard while she was in the yards @ Long Beach. Made 2 Wespacs on her and saw the world. She was the finest ship I ever served on and will always hold a special place in my heart. Retired from active duty in 1995 as a SM1(SW) and have kept an eye out for a reunion ever since. I plan on attending and hope to see alot of people that I served with. Wondering where the hell SMC COPHER & SMC KELLEY are at? I remember every inch of that ship like i was on it yesterday, its a permanent part of my memory and will always be with me. Cant wait for the reunion, thanks to those who got the ball rolling and everyone who has contributed. If you need anything from me please feel free to email.

 

Message Number: 83
Comments by: john schmohl on 5/4/2004 4:13:13 PM
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served on the henry b from 74 to 76 as an em3 an eventually an em2. i was known as dr. j because i was from philly (julius erving a big thing back then)and i could fix anything, coffee pots my specialty. two west pacs and a thousand sunrises and sunsets. who remembers the xo, who's constant one liner was "expedite"? how about the fight that broke out in the small boat back from liberty in chin hae. we nearly tipped it over into february korean waters. does anyone remember the night we went dead cold (no power) when anchored out in monteray bay because it was the mating season for squid? blocked up all the intakes. our fillipino brothers had a heyday though!

 

Message Number: 82
Comments by: Jerry Cook on 5/3/2004 9:21:00 AM
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I served on the Wilson from June 75 until July 79. HT-4 When I got, there HT-5 when I left.
Had a great time overall. Made some life long friends. Great web site.

 

Message Number: 81
Comments by: Douglas A. Oglesby on 5/1/2004 10:02:28 PM
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I can still hear it--the Magnificent 7 blaring across Tonkin Gulf! Quite an experience.

 

Message Number: 80
Comments by: SF2 Noel D. Dailey on 5/1/2004 12:19:58 AM
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I am an PLANK OWNER,Iwent aboard her in Boston before she was commisioned until 1961.I HAVE LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES Iwent on Emergency Leave when we got to PearlHarbor on our way to West pac, Thanks to Mr.Shannahan,

 

Message Number: 79
Comments by: Michael G. Totten on 5/1/2004 12:11:28 AM
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Served aboard the Wilson from Dec. 1968 until April 1970. Worked in the ships laundry and made a West pac cruise. We went to Vietnam during my tour of duty on the Wilson.

 

Message Number: 78
Comments by: David L Rapp on 4/30/2004 12:23:52 AM
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Served aboard the Wilson 1971 to 1974 in the radar gang.

 

Message Number: 77
Comments by: Joe Kenny on 4/29/2004 10:50:42 PM
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Served on Henry B. 69-71 E-Div.
Lots of good memories West-Pac. Hard to keep lights up on the overhead with both 5" guns going day and night.

 

Message Number: 76
Comments by: Charles Poper on 4/29/2004 4:46:55 PM
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This site just continues to get better. BZ to the webmaster. I reported aboard in 69 as an STG2, but it was my good fortune to spend the 69-70 WestPac working fulltime as gunnie, mount capt on mnt 51 and part time doing daily maint on the sonar FCS. I can't wait to see the cruise book posted, somehow I missed out on that one.

 

Message Number: 75
Comments by: Zan Miller on 4/29/2004 2:56:38 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: zan.miller@alumni.mit.edu
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Served as First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer from June 1986 through December 1988. Made one WestPac from September 1986 through March 1988.

 

Message Number: 74
Comments by: Curtis White on 4/28/2004 11:26:15 AM
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E-mail: cannyscot@cox.net
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The Magnificent Seven rides again. Had a very nice meeting with George Batchelor in Ft. Lauderdale prior to a cruise in April. Happens to be oine of the many cruise liners he's worked on over the years and it was great seeing him and his girlfriend. Wish I looked as young as him and he's kept his hands in Ship repairs and management.

 

Message Number: 73
Comments by: Tim Brown on 4/28/2004 10:52:45 AM
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E-mail: tbrown1948@comcast.net
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Very nice site - SM3 Served on Wilson Jan. 1968-Apr. 1971

 

Message Number: 72
Comments by: david webb on 4/27/2004 4:36:24 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: webbdh@earthlink.net
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Was aboard from sept 66 until aug 69 would like to hear from any of the guys i run around with like mike carpenter, eddie welch, noce

 

Message Number: 71
Comments by: Peter Nickel on 4/27/2004 11:29:50 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: pnickel@nycap.rr.com
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Hello Tom Dietzman. I got your email and tried to reply to it, but got a reject notice. Is this your correct address: tddietzman01@access-4-free.com
Do you have a filter turned on?

 

Message Number: 70
Comments by: Christopher Marth on 4/27/2004 11:05:04 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: cloren@aol.com
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December 1974-July 1978

 

Message Number: 69
Comments by: Tom Dietzman on 4/26/2004 11:32:54 PM
Country: United States
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Hello! Excellent job on the web site! I was a GMG3, from '70-'72 on the best in the fleet. Great memories (if you ignore the seasickness) of a great brotherhood of shipmates. Clif Rogers, where are you! Remember the daylight raid on Hon Mai island! (not sure of spelling) Hey, Pete, Cap'n Crump, German, Twehouse, Selby, Grud, Joey, Spinks, Galen, Bauer and the rest. And what about Chief Williams.

  

Message Number: 68
Comments by: John Labetti on 4/26/2004 7:18:45 PM
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E-mail: john.labetti@verizon.net
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Served on board as Radioman 63 - 66.Great ship, great crew, great memories.

 

Message Number: 67
Comments by: eric combs on 4/26/2004 5:31:42 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: es66_2000@yahoo.com
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we need more sign ups people

 

Message Number: 66
Comments by: Tim Ten Eyck on 4/26/2004 4:36:03 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: stillcrazy@citlink.net
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Made 2 West Pacs with the "Hammerin Hank" in 1966 thru 1968, spent many a hour in CIC. RD3 Ten Eyck

 

Message Number: 65
Comments by: Thomas A. Feltner on 4/26/2004 4:11:22 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: tfeltner@yahoo.com
Homepage at: http://www.august3rd.net
1772-1978 STG2

 

Message Number: 63
Comments by: Robert (Bob) Shubin on 4/26/2004 4:06:22 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: clubsandnags@aol.com
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I was second Enlisted to report to Bay City, Mich. Plank Owner, Served on board as FTM2, 1960-1961.

 

Message Number: 62
Comments by: Galen Engel - FTM-2 on 4/26/2004 2:31:32 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: galenengel@hotmail.com
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Served Jan 1969 - Sept 1974
Worked on AN-SPG 52 fire control radar

 

Message Number: 61
Comments by: Todd Butson on 4/26/2004 11:29:42 AM
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E-mail: malakie@hotmail.com
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Greets all! Served on DDG7 from late 1984 to late 1986 as an STG2. San Diego was the place!

 

Message Number: 60
Comments by: Andrew E. Cardno (Andy) on 4/26/2004 9:39:24 AM
Country: United States
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I served on the Henry B. Wilson from 1975 to 1979. I started out as as deckhand but went before the striker section board and became a radioman.

 

Message Number: 59
Comments by: Jim "Jimbo" Hansen on 4/25/2004 6:06:19 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: dd830@aol.com
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On board 72-74. OS3 Nice job on the web site!

 

Message Number: 58
Comments by: Jerry Kramer on 4/25/2004 11:53:20 AM
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E-mail: bmcret22@aol.com
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Pretty nice page and I would like to attend the reunions, but this year I have reservations to attend another can I was on.
was only on board for a few months but I had quite a time and would like to see some of the crew.

 

Message Number: 57
Comments by: G. Ben Miller MM2 on 4/25/2004 11:26:26 AM
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E-mail: 1mulebarn@sbcglobal.net
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1978 to 1982

 

Message Number: 56
Comments by: John Lancaster on 4/24/2004 9:24:41 PM
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E-mail: chiefstewjohn@yahoo.com
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Someone went to a lot of work to put this all together. Very nice work. Thank you for doing it.

 

Message Number: 55
Comments by: Keith Turvey, MT2 on 4/24/2004 9:12:53 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: abanduk@aol.com
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Served on the best ship in the Navy from 7/61 - 3/64. Good to read that that those who were in her crew after the those early days are as proud as we of the "older crew" are. The picture of the officers was a wonderful reminder as were the ones of missile launcher (no bias here). Recognized Yokosuka's hills & crane. Great job on the site. Can't make the reunion, but will be there in spirit.

 

Message Number: 54
Comments by: Roberto Ramirez on 4/24/2004 12:26:32 AM
Country: United States
E-mail: rr_ramirez@yahoo.com
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Hello to All Hammering Hank crew memebers! I served from 75 to 76 on my first assignment BMSN and became a ETSN on our Westpac. Great memories of Westpac crew and the Magnificent 7. Nickname Rocky Ramirez hope to hear from fellow crewmemeber. Will be traveling out of the country, otherwise I would be a the reunion, good luck to all.

 

Message Number: 53
Comments by: Edward H.Laughlin on 4/23/2004 11:16:23 PM
Country: United States
E-mail: chief7788@charter.net
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ETC served Jan.65 to Oct.65.Medevac at DaNang