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1. Name:
Frank Pulaski
eMail:
webmaster@yagrs.org
Location:
Vermont in the summer then FL.
Ship:
  •           USS Searcher AGR-4 (1958-61)
  • Date:
    19 July 2006
    Time:
    18:22:59
     

    Comments
    I am testing this new guest log. Welcome everyone to YAGRS.ORG. The YAGR'S Association web page has been redesigned. I hope you find your way around the site ok looking for what interests you. We would be happy to get any feedback you can offer. Please sign into the guest log with your comments. Thanks....Ski


    2. Name:
    Tom Yerou
    eMail:
    tvyer@mindspring.com
    Location:
    Valley Stream, NY.
    Ship:
  •           USS Searcher AGR-4
  • Date:
    20 Jul 2006
    Time:
    17:50:26
     

    Comments
    Great job ! Thanks for all your effort. I was stationed on the USS Searcher Jan. 63 - Aug. 64. We were the ones that lost the screw and were adrift for three days in the "perfect storm" before the Coast Guard rescued us.


    3. Name:
    Ray Fisher
    eMail:
    YoRay@adelphia.net
    Location:
    The Berkshires, Massachusetts
    Ship:
  •           USS Searcher AGR-4
  • Date:
    20 Jul 2006
    Time:
    22:04:25
     

    Comments
    Great job Frank! Makes me want to ship-over! Ray.   The Searcher, 58-60. "Gitmo", Halifax, Davisville, & all those picket stations.


    4. Name:
    WAYNE ECKSTEIN
    eMail:
    ONLINEBUYER@ATT.NET
    Location:
    SAN ANTONIO TX
    Ship:
  •           USS Guardian AGR-1
  • Date:
    26 Jul 2006
    Time:
    21:29:59
     

    Comments
    I was stationed on the Guardian 1959-1960 (1 year 10 months) So many hours at sea was no fun at all. Assigned to the deck crew. Loved it when we caught that northern station and we had to chip ice off the decks with a fire ax and get some red lead on the deck before it froze back over. Ahh! all those good times....


    5. Name:
    Tom Manning
    eMail:
    usnavytom@comcast.net
    Location:
    So Weymouth Mass 02190
    Ship:
  •           USS Searcher AGR-4
  • Date:
    28 Jul 2006
    Time:
    08:22:56

    Comments
    Hi Frank, You have done a wonderful job in preparing this web page Iwas on Searcher from July 55 until Aug 57 It was one hell of a ride I hope to see you all in DC in07 Tom Manning


    6. Name:
    William Bossert
    eMail:
    traceragr15@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Springfield, Pa 19064
    Ship:
  •           USS Tracer AGR-15
  • Date:
    30 Jul 2006
    Time:
    10:23:41

    Comments
    Hi Ski The YAGR Association website needed a little sprucing up and you are the man to do it. We all appreciate your effort. Good job. Bill Bossert, USS Tracer AGR-15, webmaster


    7. Name:
    Verne Biggs
    eMail:
    vcbiggs@cox.net
    Location:
    Tucson, AzI
    Date:
    30 Jul 2006
    Time:
    17:34:26

    Comments
    I'm on the road right now in Dodge City, KS but plan to enjoy this more when I get back to Tucson.  Verne Biggs OSC (ret)


    8. Name:
    FRANKLIN ATKERSON
    eMail:
    franklinatkerson@spcglobal.net
    Location:
    FORT SMITH AR.
    Ship:
  •           USS USS Interdictor YAGR-13
  • Date:
    30 Jul 2006
    Time:
    19:51:38

    Comments
    I WAS ON THE USS Interdictor YAGR 13 from june 1959 to JUNE 1961. NO ONE TELL ALL THE PLACES WE WENT. I WAS STORKEEPER, IN THE OFFICE. OH THE PAPER WORK.


    9. Name:
    Lee Callahan
    eMail:
    bcallaha@san.rr.com
    Location:
    San Diego, CA.
    Ship:
    USS Locator AGR6
    Date:
    01 Aug 2006
    Time:
    14:39:10

    Comments
    Thanks for the connection to the past. I served on the USS Locator AGR6 3/61 to 10/62. Went to the worlds fair in Seattle WOW!


    10. Name:
    Herb Beck
    eMail:
    herbbeck99@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Nerja, Spain
    Ship:
    Date:
    01 Aug 2006
    Time:
    14:43:52

    Comments
    Attended the tenth reunion in San Francisco, looking forward to being at the next one in Washington. Best regards, from our hacendia in the costa del Sol, Southern Spain. Any Shipmates are cordially invited to stop off with us for a while... Best regards, Herb Beck


    11. Name:
    Richard W. Anderson, CDR USN (Ret)
    eMail:
    rwalaw@cox.net
    Location:
    14 South Dr, Middletown, R.I. 02842
    Ship:
    USS Searcher
    Date:
    01 Aug 2006
    Time:
    16:22:39

    Comments
    Read web site with great interest. You have done a fine job on it To update, I was assigned to Searcher as CIC Officer from 7-11/56;, relieving LT jg Bruder, Cross decked to USS Wyandot(AKA 92) at Davisville to fill requirement for Air Controller and CIC/Electronics O. for Operations DeepFreeze II&III in Antarctica. Taught at Annapolis after that, and then went to tin cans, and commanded Coastal and Riverine Forces in Vietnam. Retired in 82. Surprised to see omission of LCDR Arthur J Meyers USN, as CO 7/56-1/57 on the officers list !! He took ship out of yard after the fire, until retired on a medical in '57


     12. Name:
    Gordon and Barb Broome
    eMail:
    gbroome@neo.rr.com
    Location:
    Louisville, Ohio 44641 USA
    Ship:
    USS Searcher GR-4
    Date:
    01 Aug 2006
    Time:
    18:46:56

    Comments
    Having reviewed the website, I am convinced that not only has there been a lot of work done by so many dedicated shipmates from many different ships, but that the site truly displays an excellent view of the YAGR era. My congrads to a job well done to you, Frank for setting it up, and to Harry and his crew for all the time and effort you guys have put into this. WE SALUTE YOU!


    13. Name:
    Paul Marihew
    eMail:
    marihew@mho.com
    Location:
    Denver area
    Ship:
    USS Searcher / USS Protector
    Date:
    01 Aug 2006
    Time:
    19:38:08

    Comments
    Searcher '62-'63 and Protector '63-'64...I was aboard the Searcher at same time as Tom Yerou when we lost the screw and were adrift for three days.


    14. Name:
    Harry Henzen
    eMail:
    henzen2@mchsi.com
    Location:
    Clinton, IA.
    Ship:
    Tracer
    Date:
    02 Aug 2006
    Time:
    11:44:40

    Comments
    Impressed with the new website!


    15. Name:
    Lee Callahan
    eMail:
    lee2callaha@san.rr.com
    Location:
    San Diego,Ca.
    Ship:
    USS Locator AGR6
    Date:
    03 Aug 2006
    Time:
    23:27:36

    Comments
    Thanks Frank the ship and plaque look good.


    16. Name:
    John R. Curry
    eMail:
    waunderin@peoplepc.com
    Location:
    Bonney Lake, WA.
    Ship:
    scanner AGR5
    Date:
    10 Aug 2006
    Time:
    01:57:56

    Comments
    served from june, 1964, to decommision ceremony at hunters point, san francisco in july 1965


    17. Name:
    Donald Brown
    eMail:
    Brown2000@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    Morristown, Tennessee
    Ship:
    Uss Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    15 Aug 2006
    Time:
    08:35:40

    Comments

     


    18. Name:
    Jim Knight
    eMail:
    LittleFeather61@verizon.net
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ship:
    Scranner - 5
    Date:
    19 Aug 2006
    Time:
    13:39:46

    Comments
    June 64 - June 65 Served 6 years & 19 days PN2
    please change to my new e mail user name. I did have AOL.

     


    19. Name:
    Vincent Sobral
    eMail:
    killersobral@aol.com
    Location:
    Lewiston Maine
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Searcher GR-4
    Date:
    20 Aug 2006
    Time:
    14:16:16

    Comments
    I was aboard this rust bucket for 2 and a half years. I have never seen a crew that was still fighting the Civil War. Most were from the South. I then went to the U.S.S. Blandy DD-943. She was a real ship with a fine crew that all worked together


    20. Name:
    Jim Weatherford
    eMail:
    jwredeagle@yahoo.com
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ship:
    U.S.S Locator
    Date:
    22 Aug 2006
    Time:
    15:08:00

    Comments
    I was assigned to the Locator when it was in Charleston, SC.in Sept. of 1955. I help put it into commission.I stayed on the Locator till August 1959. Four Years!I was an E.T.

     


    21. Name:
    Ralph E. Hedges EN2 Plank Owner
    eMail:
    rhedges@juno.com
    Location:
    Oceanside, CA
    Ship:
    USS Vigil YAGR 12
    Date:
    27 Aug 2006
    Time:
    16:37:49

    Comments

    Great site Frank keep up the good work. I searched the web for years and there was no web sites found so I was suprised yesterday when I tried one more time and all of these sites came up. I served aboard the USS Vigil YAGR 12 from her commissioning in March 1957 until my discharge in June 1958. 


    22. Name:
    James Angelo
    eMail:
    Joppabaldwin@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    04 Sep 2006
    Time:
    12:45:18

    Comments

     


    23. Name:
    Robert E. Riley
    eMail:
    captainbobriley@comcast.net
    Location:
    San Rafael, California
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Locator YAGR 6
    Date:
    13 Sep 2006
    Time:
    20:33:57

    Comments

    Served on board under Captain Wigner from September 1957 until April 1958 as Navigator, Gunnery Officer, etc.

     


    24. Name:
    David Faulkner
    eMail:
    dhforkner@yahoo.com
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ship:
    USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    15 Sep 2006
    Time:
    18:15:00

    Comments
    I served aboard the Outpost From Nov. 1958 to June 1962. Went aboard as FA and left as DC2.


    25. Name:
    James R. Knight
    eMail:
    James1_18509@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Ship:
    USS SCANNER
    Date:
    15 Sep 2006
    Time:
    20:23:18

    Comments
    Would like to be on the mailing list again via regular mail or e mail. Thank you. God bless & keep you.


    26. Name:
    Robert Dawson
    eMail:
    moped@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Bennington, Vt
    Ship:
    Date:
    17 Sep 2006
    Time:
    10:56:42

    Comments

    Nice Site Keep up the good work Frank


    27. Name:
    richard phelps
    eMail:
    richardph@cox.net
    Location:
    clifton, Virginia
    Ship:
    USS Searcher AGR 4
    Date:
    18 Sep 2006
    Time:
    11:11:08

    Comments

    Served on board from Dec, 59 to July 62. Finished as RD2.I was from Rhode Island so it was good duty for me.Looking foward to DC reunion.

     


    28.  Name:
    Steve "E" Randall [ Rocky ]
    eMail:
    xjeepcj7x@aol.com
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Ship:
    USS Investigator (AGR-9)
    Date:
    20 Sep 2006
    Time:
    14:57:24

    Comments

    Just remembering the "good old days" (1964) I was 17 when I was on the USS Investigator (AGR-9) im 60 now still have some of the memories most of them good . Some might remember me as "Rocky" Thank You to all the people who maintain and update this webpage. I hope to see more of the crew on here from the USS Investigator (AGR-9) as time goes by ...sad to know she was scraped


    29. Name:
    John Kahoe
    eMail:
    jojaseto@cox.net
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    Ship:
    USS Interceptor (AGR-8)
    Date:
    25 Sep 2006
    Time:
    07:53:53

    Comments

    I was looking on Military.com and they only show one AGR and only one person being affiliated with it. I like your web site. This is my first visit.


    30. Name:
    FRANKLIN D. ATKERSON
    eMail:
    franklinatkerson@cox.net
    Location:
    FORT SMITH, AR 72908-8582
    Ship:
    USS INTERDICTOR GR-13
    Date:
    25 Sep 2006
    Time:
    07:56:44

    Comments

    CHANGE MY EMAIL ADDRESS


    31. Name:
    Ralph Kleeber
    eMail:
    klefam@jvlnet.com
    Location:
    Reedsburg, Wisconsin
    Ship:
    USS Protector AGR 11
    Date:
    27 Sep 2006
    Time:
    06:11:47

    Comments

    Starting to look for past friends, would like to find my closest friend David Horn who also was on the USS Protector. Lost contact about a year after I was discharged.


    32. Name:
    Harry Miller
    eMail:
    yagr@cox.net
    Location:
    Ship:
    YAGR'S
    Date:
    29 Sep 2006
    Time:
    16:14:29

    Comments

    YAGRGRAM #42 has gone out today. It has updated information on our reunion in DC. If you do not receive it in a few days get in touch with me.
     


    33. Name:
    Jack McGee, JOSN
    eMail:
    jmcgee@surfside.net
    Location:
    Thousands Oaks, CA 91360
    Ship:
    USS OUTPOST AGR 10
    Date:
    01 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:34:50

    Comments

    Although the ship did not have a billet for Journalist, I was the first one to establish the rate aboard any of the AGR's. I edited and published the Saturday Night Outpost, a flyer type of weekly newsletter documenting shipboard activities. It was very primitive with photos cut and pasted from mimeograph services of The Navy Times. Still, the crew looked forward to it every weekend while at sea. After I was allowed to strike for the rate, another sailor, Frank Kulik of Salem, MA became a JOSN. We both served aboard The Outpost from 1962 to 1964.


    34. Name:
    Paul Montpas
    eMail:
    lulupop@adelphia.net
    Location:
    Arundel, Maine
    Ship:
    USS Vigil
    Date:
    01 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:37:11

    Comments

    Aboard the Vigil 1957 & 1958. Would love to hear from some old friends.


    35. Name:
    Wayne E. Kite
    eMail:
    wek35@msn.com
    Location:
    Huntingtown, MD
    Ship:
    USS LOOKOUT
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    14:58:52

    Comments

    Plank owner, boarded Feb. 1955 discharged Apr. 1958. Rate EM-2


    36. Name:
    Richard E. Rounds
    eMail:
    rerounds@cox.net
    Location:
    Tiverton, Rhode Island
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Guardian-YAGR 1 ('56-'57)
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    15:01:21

    Comments

    Thanks for the great web-site.


    37. Name:
    David Condon
    eMail:
    davidcondon@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Outpost
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    15:04:34

    Comments

    Tedious boredom led to many hi-jinx. One picket on the Outpost produced more material than "Mr. Roberts". I served aboard from 1960 to 1962.


    38. Name:
    Larry Satterfield
    eMail:
    floridapoppie@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL AGR 12
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    19:04:00

    Comments

    Was on commissioning crew


    39. Name:
    Steve Turro
    eMail:
    sjkt@suddenlink.net
    Location:
    New Bern, NC
    Ship:
    USS Outpost
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    19:06:31

    Comments

    Great Website-- Welcome regards from shipmates 1961-62


    40. Name:
    Doug Thurlow
    eMail:
    dgt6735@aol.com
    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    19:23:26

    Comments

    I served aboard agr 13 from 1959 to 1960, which time my hitch in the Navy was up, I was an IC electrician third class


    41. Name:
    Harry Reynolds
    eMail:
    harcar@adelphia.net
    Location:
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Ship:
    USS Lookout AGR 2
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    19:34:12

    Comments

    Great Site, Thanks for a well done job. Served on the Lookout 63-65, as a BT. It was a great experience for an eighteen year old.


    42. Name:
    Kenneth Yoss RD2
    eMail:
    Sailor520@aol.com
    Location:
    Royal Palm Beach, Florida
    Ship:
    USS Lookout AGR-2
    Date:
    02 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:15:00

    Comments

    Terrific job on website thank you. I hope our Grandchildren Ben & Olivia will enjoy the site for years to come. Proud to have served 1960 to 1962.


    43. Name:
    Dave Reiser
    eMail:
    davereiser@starpower.net
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    03 Oct 2006
    Time:
    05:11:24

    Comments

    I was on the Guardian as a Radarman, from 1/60 to 9/63. Some of the best times of my life. Great friends that I would like to see again. The Navy and the Guardian were very good to me. Old shipmates may email me.


    44. Name:
    Gordon Hubbard
    eMail:
    ghubbard@sisna.com
    Location:
    Spokane Valley, WA
    Ship:
    USS Interceptor
    Date:
    03 Oct 2006
    Time:
    19:59:07

    Comments

    Just found the site. Just lookin for now!


    45. Name:
    ANDY GUGLIELMO
    eMail:
    Location:
    FLORIDA
    Ship:
    SEARCHER AGR 4
    Date:
    03 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:00:42

    Comments

    MY THANKS TO HARRY AND SKI AND THE OTHER SHIPMATES THAT HAVE DEDICATED THEIR TIME, EFFORT AND MONEY IN RETAINING THE MEMORY OF THESE LONG FORGOTTEN RADAR PICKET SHIPS, OTHERS TALK OF WAGONS AND TIN CANS BUT THOSE OF US THAT SERVED THE LONG HOURS PATROLLING IN A CIRCLE TRULY KNOW THE SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDED TO OUR GREAT COUNTRY ON THE D E W LINE THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR DEDICATION


    46. Name:
    Ken Wehr
    eMail:
    harken27@earthlink.net
    Location:
    High Point NC
    Ship:
    Uss Skywatcher- AGR 3
    Date:
    03 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:02:28

    Comments

    Served as DK3 from July 64 to Mar 65 when decommisioned. Transfered to USS Yosemite AD19. Didn't appreciate picket duty at the time but as I get older(66)I'm somewhat nostalgic.It wasn't the best duty but it certainly wasn't the worst. Would like to hear from some former shipmates. Great job on the new website and also appreciate all the work Harry Miller does.


    47. Name:
    Frank Melito
    eMail:
    Location:
    Danvers, Ma
    Ship:
    USS Tracer AGR-15
    Date:
    03 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:03:21

    Comments

     


    48. Name:
    DONALD L.STEINKUEHLER
    eMail:
    steinkystein@aol.com
    Location:
    WEBSTER,TEXAS
    Ship:
    USS.LOCATOR AGR-6
    Date:
    04 Oct 2006
    Time:
    21:24:29

    Comments

    I ENJOYED THIS TOUR OF DUTY FAR MORE THEN ANY AS I WAS ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH MY WIFE AND CHILDREN ALSO THIS WAS THE BEAT SKIPPER I HAD IN MY TWENTY PLUS YEARS ONE DAY I HOPE TO MAKE IT TO ONE OF YOUR REUNIONS


    49. Name:
    Joe Noonan
    eMail:
    joe_noonan@bomarinterconnect.com
    Location:
    Florham Park, NJ
    Ship:
    USS Vigil
    Date:
    04 Oct 2006
    Time:
    21:26:16

    Comments

    Wow !!!! What a change. These is a great improvement and you are to be commended for the fine layout and content. I served on the Vigil 1957 to 1959 was a plank owner.


    50. Name:
    Donald L. Maxwell
    eMail:
    don_maxwell@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Livingston Texas
    Ship:
    USS Scanner AGR-5
    Date:
    04 Oct 2006
    Time:
    21:27:53

    Comments

    fine job, keep up the great work...and thanks for all your hard work...Don


    51. Name:
    Ron White
    eMail:
    whiteron@cox.net
    Location:
    Ladera Ranch, Ca. 92694
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR AGR6
    Date:
    05 Oct 2006
    Time:
    23:42:46

    Comments

    I was glad to find this website through a Navy buddie of mine. Its great. I was aboard the USS LOCATOR AGR6 from 7/59 to 4/61. I was a 3rd class Quartermaster. I will try to make the next reunion, when comes back out west. Thank you for the great website.


    52. Name:
    CHARLES R LUFFMAN
    eMail:
    gammpy@gmail.com
    Location:
    AUSTIN AR
    Ship:
    USS SEARCHER YAGR4
    Date:
    09 Oct 2006
    Time:
    23:41:54

    Comments

    SERVED ABOARD SEARCHER FROM OCT 1957 UNTIL DEC 1958


    53. Name:
    Gerry Dietz
    eMail:
    geehdee@aol.com
    Location:
    St johns MI
    Ship:
    USS Searcher
    Date:
    09 Oct 2006
    Time:
    23:43:40

    Comments

    Great job Frank! Looking forward to Wash DC reunion


    54. Name:
    GERALD ROSSANO
    eMail:
    JERRY1141@AOL.COM
    Location:
    WARWICK,RI / FORT MYERS,FL
    Ship:
    USS INVESTIGATOR
    Date:
    11 Oct 2006
    Time:
    07:29:47

    Comments

    NOV 1960 TO FEB 1963 ANY SHIPMATES OUT THERE WHO REMEMBER WHEN ZINGER WENT OVER THE RATLINES WHEN WE WERE IN PORT EVERGLADES (FORT LAUDERDALE) IN 1962 AND WAS CAUGHT AT LENNIES BAR BY CHIEF BOATS CHANDLER.....


    55. Name:
    Joe Noonan
    eMail:
    joe_noonan@bomarinterconnect.com
    Location:
    Florham Park NJ
    Ship:
    USS Vigil
    Date:
    16 Oct 2006
    Time:
    22:36:51

    Comments

    I have previously commented on the site it is fantastic. However this time I am asking if anyone can tell me if the USS Vigil had Babcock and Wilcox boilers? I would apprecite any help with this.


    56. Name:
    Harry George Walsh
    eMail:
    hgwalsh@attglobal.net
    Location:
    Locust Grove
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR 1
    Date:
    26 Oct 2006
    Time:
    07:38:50

    Comments

    Served on the Guardian 1963-1964


    57. Name:
    Cheryl Hedge Petro
    eMail:
    boosgmom@aol.com
    Location:
    Upper Marlboro, md
    Ship:
    YR65, Skywatcher, Searcher
    Date:
    28 Oct 2006
    Time:
    22:57:02

    Comments

    My dad was on the YR65, Skywatcher and Searcher during the period of time 1957 until Dec.1963. I used to go to the Seabee Club and as soon as a sailor found out who my dad was, --THERE WENT A POSSIBLE DATE!!!!!! I never heard anyone say anything negative about him. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him/our family.  My dad was Gerald E. Hedge, last rank of MMCM.   Perhaps those signing guest log could put the years that they served on each ship.


    58. Name:
    paul bradmon
    eMail:
    paulybw@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Pleasant Prairie wi
    Ship:
    Date:
    28 Oct 2006
    Time:
    22:58:34

    Comments

    My father served in the YAGR_21 Division in the late 50's. His name was Jim Bradmon.He pased away in 1962 ,3 mos. before I was born.I have his YAGR_21 Division patch and am trying to find out which ship he served aboard.Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Paul


    59. Name:
    Walter Metcalf
    eMail:
    metcalfwalter@aol.com
    Location:
    Bangor, Maine
    Ship:
    USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    29 Oct 2006
    Time:
    20:08:27

    Comments

    Served as a YN3 1964-1965 on the OUTPOST. Best wishes to shipmates who survived winter "pickets" in the North Atlantic.


    60. Name:
    Doug McBee
    eMail:
    mavrick1124@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    Ship:
    USS Protector
    Date:
    30 Oct 2006
    Time:
    22:28:20

    Comments

    This was the ship my dad served aboard from 1957-1960. His name is A.E. McBee, or known to most people as Sonny. I am his oldest son, and was born in Rhode Island during his tour. Just wanted to say hello and tour the site. Great site. Thanks


    61. Name:
    Christina Pungerchar
    eMail:
    cpungerchar@payette.com
    Location:
    Boston
    Ship:
    USS Outpost
    Date:
    05 Nov 2006
    Time:
    19:43:05

    Comments

    This was my father's ship. I am wondering if there are any shipmates available for contact along the East Coast.


    62. Name:
    BT-3 Art Price
    eMail:
    artandpeg@adelphia.net
    Location:
    Burnside Pa.
    Ship:
    USS Skywatcher
    Date:
    08 Nov 2006
    Time:
    20:06:23

    Comments

    I served 1962 until 1964 Havn't been to any reunions. Maybe I'll get a chance yet. Art


    63. Name:
    Dennis L. Mattison
    eMail:
    mattisoncv@cox.net
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Guardian (Decom)
    Date:
    10 Nov 2006
    Time:
    23:19:57

    Comments

    Was on the Guardian just prior to taking her to Bayonne, NJ.


    64. Name:
    James (Jim) Warren
    eMail:
    jimwarren2@comcast.net
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Ship:
    USS Tracer AGR 15
    Date:
    13 Nov 2006
    Time:
    07:26:28

    Comments

    Served aboard the Tracer from 1960-61 as an ET2. In spite of all those long days at sea, I enjoyed my time on board and my shipmates. I hope to attend the 2007 reunion.


    65. Name:
    Bob Clark
    eMail:
    bobalo@charter.net
    Location:
    Modesto Ca.
    Ship:
    Uss locator agr 6
    Date:
    15 Nov 2006
    Time:
    21:58:57

    Comments

    I was aboard 1959 discharged 1960 December.


    66. Name:
    Ralph Tucker
    eMail:
    ralphtucker@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    Ship:
    USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    15 Nov 2006
    Time:
    22:00:37

    Comments

    GREAT WEB SITE! You did a GREAT job. Ralph


    67. Name:
    Thomas P Staiger
    eMail:
    tstaig@cox.net
    Location:
    Las Vegas.NV
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR AGR6
    Date:
    23 Nov 2006
    Time:
    07:23:02

    Comments

    I served on Locator from late 1959-Feburary 1964. Great old ship and was able to do a lot of different jobs. I made Chief Electrician's Mate and have only made one reunion and am planning on attending the next one on West coast. Great job on website


    68. Name:
    Jim Angelo IC-3
    eMail:
    Joppabaldwin@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Lebanon, TN
    Ship:
    USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    23 Nov 2006
    Time:
    22:39:58

    Comments

    Best of wishes 1963-65


    69. Name:
    Chuck Phillips
    eMail:
    Chuckp8310@comcast.net
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    Ship:
    USS Picket AGR 7
    Date:
    30 Nov 2006
    Time:
    10:18:20

    Comments

    I served aboard the USS Picket AGR 7 from late 1959 through August 1962 as an RD2. I didn't notice anyone else in the comment section listing that they were on the Picket. My "WORLD" cruises on the Picket consisted on going to San Diego, San Francisco, and the world's fair in Seattle in 1960. I'm trying to remember all the fun, but right now it escapes me.


    70. Name:
    George Sleeper
    eMail:
    gbsleeper@msn.com
    Location:
    East Aurora, NY
    Ship:
    Protector & Guardian Radarman
    Date:
    01 Dec 2006
    Time:
    06:37:58

    Comments

    Great web site Frank, Thanks! My funny memory is of going aground off the "Statue of Liberty" on way to the Brooklyn Yards. We had a great time inventing things to do to each other.


    71. Name:
    Charles (Chuck) Parker
    eMail:
    chuckparkerrsc@att.net
    Location:
    Columbus, NJ
    Ship:
    USS Skywatcher
    Date:
    03 Dec 2006
    Time:
    19:01:14

    Comments

    Only been to (1) re-union (Phila, Pa)- Aboard Skywatcher from 1958 -1961. Discharged in Key West, Fl - (ET2) Since the ET's spent most of our time fixing equipment, not many other rates are remembered. Any ET's still around?


    72. Name:
    Jeff DiMarco
    eMail:
    desert57@sbcglobal.net
    Location:
    Fresno California
    Ship:
    none
    Date:
    06 Dec 2006
    Time:
    10:48:56

    Comments

    My friend Roger Padgett who served our country on one of these ships asked me to check out this web site.


    73. Name:
    doug powers
    eMail:
    idpowers.com
    Location:
    sacto, calif
    Ship:
    uss outpost agr10
    Date:
    07 Dec 2006
    Time:
    22:49:57

    Comments

    served 61-63 gunners mate guns, wheres roy blackwell and some of you deck apes, and other trouble makers who threw the capt,s palmtree over the side, halifax nova scotia now that was a liberty town, it will never be the same, what are youold tars up to.


    74. Name:
    LARRY TREAT
    eMail:
    varmintII@aol.com
    Location:
    Edgewater, Maryland
    Ship:
    USS Interpreter (AGR-14)
    Date:
    09 Dec 2006
    Time:
    11:24:34

    Comments

    I had a great time on the Interpreter back in "64-65". I was there at the end at T.I. Calif. sorry to see em go. Was RM-3.


    75. Name:
    Walter D. Jones
    eMail:
    jones-walter@sbcglobal.net
    Location:
    MADISON, CT
    Ship:
    USS LOOKOUT YAGR 2
    Date:
    10 Dec 2006
    Time:
    05:57:53

    Comments

    Great site - Woke up from a nap that I dreamed about the Lookout and hit the net - Great to see the site - I was a plank owner and served on the Lookout from early 55 to June of 56. Radarman 3rd class.


    76. Name:
    Bruce Brooks
    eMail:
    bruce@bbkona.com
    Location:
    Kona, Big Island Hawaii
    Ship:
    USS Scanner AGR5
    Date:
    10 Dec 2006
    Time:
    06:08:55

    Comments

    Oct. 1964 to July 1965, ETR3, at TI. On decommission team at Hunters Point.


    77. Name:
    Ron Berlier
    eMail:
    berlier@jps.net
    Location:
    Eugene, OR
    Ship:
    Interpreter AGR-14
    Date:
    12 Dec 2006
    Time:
    06:02:13

    Comments

    Every once in a while I think about someone who was a friend on the Big "I". Not sure exactly what prompted me to search for the 14, but I did. Served as EM3 from late 1962- mid 1965 (Left immediately prior to her last cruise to go to college).
    I just stumbled on the site by surfing. Itís really great to see so much information a reunion activities for past crew members. I served as a crew member from 1962-1965. Released just before the Big "I" left for the decommissioning trip - early out to return to college. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who was on board during my time frame.
    I know I have some old documentation and stuff somewhere that might be of interest to others. I'll take a look around and see what I have.

     


    78. Name:
    Thomas Cole
    eMail:
    tacole@hawaii.rr.com
    Location:
    Waianae, Hawaii
    Ship:
    Uss Lookout YAGR-2
    Date:
    13 Dec 2006
    Time:
    10:28:12

    Comments

    USS Lookout was my first ship. sept 1955 to Jan 1956


    79. Name:
    bill watkins
    eMail:
    pokemowilly@aol.com
    Location:
    ohio
    Ship:
    uss vigil agr12
    Date:
    13 Dec 2006
    Time:
    22:33:54

    Comments

    really am impressed with what you have done with the site thanks and lots of thanks to everyone who worked on the exhibit.


    80. Name:
    John M. Kirby
    eMail:
    jebh4@comcast.net
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Ship:
    USS GUARDIAN
    Date:
    16 Dec 2006
    Time:
    07:58:02

    Comments

    I just found this site,and hope to make it to DC this year.


    81. Name:
    david l. smith sfp 2 ret.
    eMail:
    pjdlsmith@cox.net
    Location:
    byron ga.
    Ship:
    uss lookout agr2
    Date:
    19 Dec 2006
    Time:
    13:35:23

    Comments

    SERVED ABOARD FROM 58 TO 60 THE LOOKOUT WAS MY FIRST SHIP.LOVE THE WEB PAGE GOOD JOB.


    82. Name:
    paul mc govern
    eMail:
    camcg47@aol.com
    Location:
    beacon new york
    Ship:
    uss guardian
    Date:
    20 Dec 2006
    Time:
    07:13:56

    Comments

    My first ship to sea.. Had a great time and met a great group of guys.. Liberity stunk beacuse we always ended up in Davisville. Saved a lot of money on picket duty no place to spend iit


    83. Name:
    frank j miller
    eMail:
    naomie@ptd.net
    Location:
    Palmerton, pennsylvania
    Ship:
    USS SCANNER AGR-5
    Date:
    31 Dec 2006
    Time:
    19:55:30

    Comments

    JUST LOOKING TO SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME FROM THE SCANNER WHEN HOME PORTED IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 1963 0R 64 I WAS A THIRD CLASS RADARMAN WORKING IN CIC


    84. Name:
    Coleman (Flash) Flaskamp
    eMail:
    flasktwo217@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Searcher (AGR-4)
    Date:
    04 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:51:01

    Comments

    Great job Frank in putting this site together and in keeping it up and running. I was on the Searcher 1959-60 when we lost the use of the screw while in the North Atlantic just before Christmas of 1959. I was a Disbursing Clerk 3C and had a small part in keeping the crew happy by paying them twice a month. The best thing from my duty on the Searcher is the establishment of the YAGR's Association leading me to meeting new friends who truly are friends and shipmates.


    85. Name:
    Sheldon Walker
    eMail:
    wshellcar@aol.com
    Location:
    Evansville, IN
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR, YAGR 6
    Date:
    04 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:52:05

    Comments

    Served as RD3 from commissioning at Charleston ( Jan. 21, 1956)until discharge in fall of 1957. Lots of great memories. Thanks for the web site. All responsible have done a great job.


    86. Name:
    Ronald G Hand
    eMail:
    ronaldghand@verizon.net
    Location:
    Huntington Li, New York
    Ship:
    YAGR3
    Date:
    04 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:53:25

    Comments

    The entry page would have done Cecil B an honor. RGH


    87. Name:
    Larry Jones
    eMail:
    ljones_23062@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Gloucester Point,Va.
    Ship:
    YR-65
    Date:
    04 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:54:27

    Comments

    I was onboard YR-65 from 1963 to 1965.MM3/MM2 worked in the MM shop..(replacing radar gears in the winter) and in AGR enginerooms in the summer at least thats what it seemed like. worked for MM1 Lewis/MM1 paly(?). loved sunday morning when the cook would open the galley(do it yourself brunch)


    88. Name:
    Jack Jennings
    eMail:
    Jack@Jennings.net
    Location:
    Dallas
    Ship:
    Interdictor
    Date:
    04 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:55:30

    Comments

    BZ on the web site. Thanks for all of you hard work on this. Thank you and all of the guys that have worked on the display. Hope to make a reunion one of these days!! Jack Jennings, AGR-13 64-65


    89. Name:
    Robert Doty
    eMail:
    rjldoty@carrinter.net
    Location:
    Branch, Michigan
    Ship:
    USS Skywatcher YAGR-3
    Date:
    04 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:56:32

    Comments

    Was on board the Skywatcher in 1955 as YN1 in charge ot the ships office. Retired in 1965 as YNC.


    90. Name:
    al bump and lois bump
    eMail:
    lospencerbump@verizon.net
    Location:
    zephyrhills florida
    Ship:
    vigil agr 12
    Date:
    05 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:47:14

    Comments

    gread job keep up the good work see you in d.c.


    91. Name:
    Donald Ellis
    eMail:
    donald.ellis@patmedia.net
    Location:
    Flemington, NJ
    Ship:
    AGR-10
    Date:
    05 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:48:31

    Comments

    Harry, some years ago we corrosponded about the pictures I took during our rescue of a Cuban fishing boat crew near Key West. If you are interested in reviewing these for your upcoming book , let me know.


    92 Name:
    jack hargis
    eMail:
    jackmick@egyptian.net
    Location:
    chester, il
    Ship:
    Interceptor
    Date:
    05 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:49:34

    Comments

    Great web site. One of my fondest memories was tieing my fishing pole to the fantail rail (along with several others) to troll for albacore tuna. If you snagged one, the after lookout would notify the bridge, the bridge would pass the word for you over the 1MC, the OOD would then stop the ship until the fish was brought aboard, then continue on. We beat all the other AGR's on one trip by boating 431. We stuffed the largest to hang in the mess deck. Everyone on board ate pretty back home for a while. I was an SK1 in 1964-65.

    Jack Hargis, skcs, ret.  


    93. Name:
    Quincy Ellis
    eMail:
    quincy@bizs.com
    Location:
    Lohn, TX
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    05 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:50:37

    Comments

    Great job on the web site and Harry how can we ever thank you enough? I served on the Guradian from '64 to '65. Was one of the last to leave the ship when we decommissioned her in July '65. I worked in the engineering log room and ships office as YN3.


    94. Name:
    Norbert Hinkel
    eMail:
    berthinkel@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Homer Mi. winter Lady Lake Fl
    Ship:
    USS Protector YAGR 11
    Date:
    05 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:52:20

    Comments

    I am very pleased to find your webb site. Can't remember names, but maybe I will see a name that I will kniow. I was on the YAGR 11 from the start in Charleston. Some great times in RI. Thanks Bert


    95. Name:
    Frank A. Smith, Jr
    eMail:
    cmfasmith@verizon.net
    Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
    Ship:
    USS Protector AGR-11
    Date:
    06 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:15:14

    Comments

    The Association brings back great memories of youth and service to country.


    96. Name:
    wayne kingston
    eMail:
    kingstonmerlin@yahoo.com
    Location:
    NC
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL AGR 12
    Date:
    06 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:17:06

    Comments

    Was on the Vigil AGR 12 from 1961 till we took her to NJ and put her out of ser. I was an engineman in that hot hell hole..YOU ALL HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB


    97. Name:
    William Horswood
    eMail:
    bsh410@netzero.net
    Location:
    Ayden, North Carolina
    Ship:
    USS INTERRUPTER AGR-15
    Date:
    06 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:18:16

    Comments

    RATE ON SHIP RM3 SERVED FROM 1958-1959


    98. Name:
    Wayne Kite
    eMail:
    outlookgr2@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Huntingtown, MD
    Ship:
    USS LOOKOUT AGR-2
    Date:
    06 Jan 2007
    Time:
    09:39:42

    Comments

    Nice job on the web page looks good. Anyone know where I can find william Carpenter, we served together on the Lookout 55-58 he was from Augusta GA.


    99. Name:
    Richard C. LANE
    eMail:
    rlanewaogxc@aol.com
    Location:
    116 Park Ave SO Eldridge,Ia 52748
    Ship:
    USS Watchman AGR-16
    Date:
    07 Jan 2007
    Time:
    05:51:45

    Comments

    A real nice web site. I truely enjoyed my time on the WATCHMAN. I was an ET2 in the Electronics GANG and had many fond rememberances. Would enjoy hearing from old shipmates, especially ET's.


    100. Name:
    DAVID S. RODRIGUEZ
    eMail:
    GMG3PT@WMCONNECT.COM
    Location:
    797 MARIA WAY GILROY CA. 95020
    Ship:
    USS INTERDICTOR AGR-13
    Date:
    07 Jan 2007
    Time:
    05:52:57

    Comments

    I SERVED ON AGR-13 FROM DEC1960 TO DEC 1962 I GOT A ONE YEAR EXTENTION FOR THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS BUT THIS WAS CANCELLED IN THE END OF NOV.62 I HAVE MET SOME OTHER SHIPMATES AND SOME FROM THE 13. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS ME.


    101. Name:
    Keith Nichols
    eMail:
    nh6cq@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Indian Trail, North Carolina
    Ship:
    USS OUTPOST
    Date:
    07 Jan 2007
    Time:
    05:54:16

    Comments

    Thanks to all who have brought the organization together. Harry Miller deserves our gratitude for his work. Served on the Outpost as an RM3. When I got out in 1960 I went to college a couple of years. Eventually wound up in the Coast Guard. Was selected for OCS and flight school. Flew Coast Guard helicopters for many years eventually retiring as a CDR. Learned a lot on the Outpost.


    102. Name:
    Ron McDaniels
    eMail:
    RonMcD@charter,net
    Location:
    Hickory, NC
    Ship:
    AGR Picket
    Date:
    07 Jan 2007
    Time:
    05:55:22

    Comments

    I'm proud to be a plank holder from the Picket. I sent a copy of our commissioning booklet to Harry, along with pictures of our mascot "turn to". Will try to make the reunion,


    103. Name:
    George Wirt
    eMail:
    budwt@aol.com
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ship:
    Protector
    Date:
    07 Jan 2007
    Time:
    05:56:12

    Comments

    What a great job on the web site and the ship display. Harry and his crew of workers has done a First Class Job that makes us all proud. Hope to see you at the reunion in DC.


    104. Name:
    Jim Dyer
    eMail:
    jedyer@myway.com
    Location:
    2265 Tennessee Dr. Green River, Wyoming
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Guardian U.S.S. YR-65
    Date:
    09 Jan 2007
    Time:
    19:42:49

    Comments

    I liked this Web Page and it brought back memories. Would like to hear from Shipmates 1961-i963.


    105. Name:
    James Mikell
    eMail:
    mr.mike4@netscape.com
    Location:
    601 Oak Grove Rd. , Prentiss, MS 39474
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Guardian AGR 1
    Date:
    10 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:25:52

    Comments

    I would like to E-Mail with Shipmates.


    106. Name:
    Allan Ehrhart
    eMail:
    tamj004@aol.com
    Location:
    SE Connecticut
    Ship:
    USS Guardian
    Date:
    10 Jan 2007
    Time:
    19:36:56

    Comments

    I served on board the Guardian with the Quatermaster gang from 1956 thru March 1960.


    107. Name:
    Tom Gwise
    eMail:
    tgwise@cfl.rr.com
    Location:
    Merritt Island, Florida
    Ship:
    USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    11 Jan 2007
    Time:
    08:59:17

    Comments

    Served as an ET aboard Outpost from Nov 58-July 61. With a couple of exceptions, we had a great ET gang and some excellent division officers. Looking forward to seeing some of them at the next reunion.


    108. Name:
    James F Ebersole ET3
    eMail:
    AAE588@aol.com
    Location:
    Rockland, Ma
    Ship:
    USS Lookout AGR-2
    Date:
    12 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:38:06

    Comments

    Fantastic, We were a little known group who performed an important duty during the cold war. Thanks to all involved with this project


    109. Name:
    Ernie Ball
    eMail:
    ejball619@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Englewood,Tn. 37329-5261
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Locator AGR-6
    Date:
    12 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:39:04

    Comments

    Great job with web page.served from april-1961 to july 1964.remember trips to seattle world's fair,also portland ,OR.and also Vancouver B.C


    110. Name:
    Lee Doolittle
    eMail:
    tleedoo@u.washington.edu
    Location:
    Edmonds, WA
    Ship:
    Locator
    Date:
    12 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:40:23

    Comments

    WELL DONE !!! on the site and the organization.


    111. Name:
    Billy O Woods
    eMail:
    ruthiewoods@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Chatsworth, Ga.
    Ship:
    YR65
    Date:
    13 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:18:01

    Comments

    I have just learned of the yearly reunions and have conflicts this year however I would like to try to make next year. Please keep me on the email list with news etc. If I can work it out I may try for this year but it is doubtful. Would be glad to hear from anyone aboard the YR65 1963 - 1966. I was a IC1.


    112. Name:
    Richard A. Thomas (Dick)
    eMail:
    RTHOMAS37@verizon.net
    Location:
    Cambridge, Maryland
    Ship:
    U.S.S. PICKET (YAGR-7)
    Date:
    13 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:18:57

    Comments

    Was assigned to the pre-comm detail in December 1955. Commissioned in February 1956. Served as an RDSN/RD3. Xfered to U.S.S. PERKINS (DDR-877) in December 1957. Other ships included: Ranger, Inchon, New Jersey, Blue Ridge. Retired in 2000 as a CWO-4.


    113. Name:
    James s Montgomery
    eMail:
    montgomery6444@sbcglobal.net
    Location:
    Sedalia,Missouri 65301
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor AGR-13
    Date:
    13 Jan 2007
    Time:
    07:19:55

    Comments

    I was a steward i served 1960to62 and then recived orders to USS Nereus as-17 i then went toUSS Scamp[ssn-588 i made one westpack then went to USS Snook [ssn-592 .


    114. Name:
    Robert L. Gamble
    eMail:
    DrGamble@aol.com
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Ship:
    Lookout AGR 2
    Date:
    14 Jan 2007
    Time:
    05:02:13

    Comments

    Thank you for this site. I was on the LOOKOUT 58 - 60. I was hoping to find someone I served with here. After my discharge from the Navy I finished 30+ years with the government with the Air Force in uniform and civilian. Happy retired now. Hope to hear from any shipmates.


    115. Name:
    Gary Hudson
    eMail:
    gjhudsonxx@msn.com
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Ship:
    PROTECTOR
    Date:
    16 Jan 2007
    Time:
    21:52:12

    Comments

    Frank, well done on the website; I see a lot of other matitime-related sites and this ranks right up there with the best. Fits in well with the work done by Harry Miller and with that of the other men who have worked on the exhibit. Thanx.


    116. Name:
    Stu Moyer
    eMail:
    stu56m@aol.com
    Location:
    Everett, Wa.
    Ship:
    Skywatcher AGR-3
    Date:
    16 Jan 2007
    Time:
    21:53:10

    Comments

    Served on Skywatcher as an ET from March '58 to Feb. '61. Came aboard as ETSN and got out as ET2. Great new site. I have been in contact with about 6 former shipmates, due to the efforts of Harry's mailing address list, and also the old web site. Discharged in Feb. '61, got married, got my B.A., and worked for Xerox corp. for 30 yrs., finally retiring for good in '94. Am now 68 yrs. old, and the health is failing. (too many cheap cigarettes?). Take care everyone, and keep posting.


    117. Name:
    James Anderson
    eMail:
    jcadcpa@aol.com
    Location:
    Kansas City Kansas
    Ship:
    USS Interceptor YAGR8
    Date:
    16 Jan 2007
    Time:
    21:54:00

    Comments

    served as RD2 from 1956 to 1959 would like to vist with anyone who was serving aboard that time period


    118. Name:
    Ronald Benson
    eMail:
    atc.ron@zoominternet.net
    Location:
    Medina Ohio
    Ship:
    AGR1
    Date:
    21 Jan 2007
    Time:
    23:11:32

    Comments

    I served on the USS Guardian from 1960 to 1963 as a radarman. Now a retired Air Traffic Controller.


    119. Name:
    Wayne Jewell
    eMail:
    wjewell@pahouse.net
    Location:
    Hershey, Pa.
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Locator
    Date:
    22 Jan 2007
    Time:
    21:41:56

    Comments

    I served on board from March 1964 - Aug. 10,1965. It was a great ship to first sail on and I do remember the trip to Vancover.


    120. Name:
    Bob Wiltshire
    eMail:
    Bobpa39@aol.com
    Location:
    Northeast PA
    Ship:
    USS Lookout
    Date:
    25 Jan 2007
    Time:
    06:42:18

    Comments

    I just read some of the comments from guests. This is a great site and has fantastic format. I was on the Lookout from early 58 until june 61 Made it ti ET@ would have been ET1 if I stayed till July. I still dream ( or have nightmares ) about getting recalled and sent back o the lookout. I got a good education on the lookout and after getting out spent 33 years w IBM . I retired at age 54 15 years ago. First time I visited the site. Impressive and brings back memories. I just sent harry an email telling him I found some 8 mm movies from 1960, and am looking to putting them on DVD. I still have a few rememberances of those days and nights Bob


    121. Name:
    Tom Perks
    eMail:
    tomperks@sbcglobal.net
    Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Ship:
    USS OutPost (AGR-10)
    Date:
    30 Jan 2007
    Time:
    16:45:39

    Comments

    Served aboard the Outpost as an ET from 61-62. Shipped over for 'B' School. Retired from the Navy until 1980 as an LDO. Looking for some of the old crew. CWO Arnott, John Traverson, Merkel, Condon, etc.


    122. Name:
    Larry G. Risen
    eMail:
    lmrisen@everestkc.net
    Location:
    Overland Park, KS 66212
    Ship:
    USS INTERCEPTOR AGR-8
    Date:
    05 Feb 2007
    Time:
    06:05:58

    Comments

    Three- thumbs-up........to all of the guys and ladies that put the display on the battleship together. LGR


    123. Name:
    David Clarkson
    eMail:
    fvv209@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Orlando, Florida
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL, AGR 12
    Date:
    08 Feb 2007
    Time:
    06:53:56

    Comments

    Was on the Vigil during '63 and '64. Would be fun to hear from anyone from that era.


    124. Name:
    Gene C. Wells
    eMail:
    romans3839@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Treasure Island
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor AGR-13
    Date:
    10 Feb 2007
    Time:
    13:17:29

    Comments

    I served aboard from March 1963 - January 1965. Hope to hear from some shipmates! Gene Wells RD2


    125. Name:
    john englehart jr
    eMail:
    sue1548@verizon.net
    Location:
    reading, pa
    Ship:
    uss outpost yagr 10
     
    Date:
    11 Feb 2007
    Time:
    17:47:48

    Comments

    I served aboard the outpost as bt3 in 61-62 maybe someone out there remembers the good times catching sharks and making week end trips to pa


    126. Name:
    Tom McKenna
    eMail:
    tomhmckenna@aol.com
    Location:
    Albuquerque NM
    Ship:
    USS Interpreter AGR 14
    Date:
    13 Feb 2007
    Time:
    22:31:35

    Comments

    Just googled my old ship and am impressed with the historic information and photos available.


    127. Name:
    KEN KIESLING
    eMail:
    KENKIESLING@AOL.COM
    Location:
    HOME
    Ship:
    U.S.S.GUARDIAN
    Date:
    21 Feb 2007
    Time:
    22:49:29

    Comments

    JUST CHECKING OUT NEW WEB SITE ...ITS GREAT TO CONNECT WITH SHIPMATES. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME I SERVED ON THE GUARDIAN FROM 56-TO 59 MM3.


    128. Name:
    RONALD VACCA
    eMail:
    RON-SYL@WEBTV.NET
    Location:
    EVERETT, MA
    Ship:
    U.S.S. OUTPOST
    Date:
    21 Feb 2007
    Time:
    23:04:17

    Comments

    RECENTLY HEARD FROM NOEL ESTES, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER SHIPMATES WHO SERVED ON BOARD FROM 1/59 TO 3/62.


    129. Name:
    Roger Padgett
    eMail:
    rogerhelen@sbcglobal.net
    Location:
    Fresno Ca
    Ship:
    USS Tracer
    Date:
    24 Feb 2007
    Time:
    19:56:04

    Comments

    Great web-site


    130. Name:
    Marvin Panganiban
    eMail:
    marvin@panganiban.org
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Ship:
    USS Locator AGR 6
    Date:
    25 Feb 2007
    Time:
    21:14:25

    Comments

    This was the ship my dad served aboard, not sure the dates but sometime between 1960 - 1964. His name is Venancio S. Panganiban, Storekeeper. He passed in 1990. I am his oldest son, and was born in Monterey, CA during his tour. Just wanted to say hello and tour the site. Great site. Thanks


    131. Name:
    Ken Sanders
    eMail:
    sandbama@gulftel.com
    Location:
    Lillian, Alabama
    Ship:
    .S.S. Picket, AGR-7
    Date:
    27 Feb 2007
    Time:
    20:56:16

    Comments

    Electronics Tech. from early 1957 to mid 1960. Retired now doing volunteer fire department & search and rescue. Lots of good memories on the Picket. Great site, just found it. Keep up the good work.


    132. Name:
    Earl Darnall
    eMail:
    edarn03@aol.com
    Location:
    New Orleans, La.
    Ship:
    Uss Scanner YAGR5
    Date:
    03 Mar 2007
    Time:
    16:59:44

    Comments

    Thanks for a great Web Site. I was on commissioning crew in Norfolk, Va., staying of board till discharged in 1957. Met many great friends aboard the Scanner and cherish those memories.


    133. Name:
    Robert Daniele
    eMail:
    grouperlori@earthlink.net
    Location:
    Gainesville, Florida
    Ship:
    USS Protector
    Date:
    03 Mar 2007
    Time:
    17:01:56

    Comments

    I was aboard in 1958 just out of boot camp. I would like to catch up with some of my shipmates from 1958 to 1961.


    134. Name:
    WILLIAM BORTHWICK
    eMail:
    WB5439@AOL.COM
    Location:
    STAFFORD VA.
    Ship:
    USS SEARCHER AGR4
    Date:
    04 Mar 2007
    Time:
    07:16:37

    Comments

    THE WEB SITE IS GREAT, THANKS TO FRANK PULASKI, WE WERE ET GANG MEMBERS BACK IN 1957-61 AND THIS SITE REMINDS ME OF OLD GOOD TIMES TOGETHER--KEEP UP THE MEMORIES OF THE GREAT US NAVY.


    135. Name:
    Steve Postolka
    eMail:
    postolka@prodigy.net
    Location:
    Winthrop Harbor, Il 60096
    Ship:
    USS Interceptor AGR-8
    Date:
    07 Mar 2007
    Time:
    08:00:47

    Comments

    Served on Interceptor for one patrol Jul-Aug 62. I was ordered in as a PN3 and before I got there a SN named Lacefield made PN3. Only 1 billet so I transferred to a MSTS ship General Mann but I enjoyed my month there. Great web site also


    136. Name:
    Raymond Stringer RD3
    eMail:
    r.e.stringer@att.net
    Location:
    Mount Arlington,NJ
    Ship:
    Outpost 57-58
    Date:
    07 Mar 2007
    Time:
    08:02:08

    Comments

     


    137. Name:
    Robert D. McKim Jr.
    eMail:
    Wheresbob1@aol.com
    Location:
    Davisville, R.I.
    Ship:
    YR-65
    Date:
    07 Mar 2007
    Time:
    15:45:49

    Comments

    "McHales Navy"had nothing over the "Y-R"


     138. Name:
    Edwin Somers
    eMail:
    edwin.somers@verizon.net
    Location:
    Manhatton Beach, CA
    Ship:
    USS Picket AGR-7
    Date:
    07 Mar 2007
    Time:
    19:57:58

    Comments

    Served on USS Picket AGR-7 from 1963 through 1965, as an ET-3. I spent my entire time on the Picket maintaining her, only to be assigned to help scrap her when she was decommissioned. My favorite duty was the northern stations in the Gulf of Alaska in the winter. Great WEB site. Thanks

     

     


    139. Name:
    William G. Copeland
    eMail:
    wcope@swbell.net
    Location:
    Leawood, Kansas USA
    Ship:
    USS Scanner AGR-5
    Date:
    20 Mar 2007
    Time:
    04:50:19

    Comments

    I served on the Scanner as an ET from 1960-63. I have to thank the Navy for the electronics training I used in my civilian career. I retired in 2000 from AT&T with 35 years of service. I enjoyed reading this site and appreciate the work it takes.


    140. Name:
    Lee Lund
    eMail:
    melrude@rangebroadband.com
    Location:
    Hibbing MN
    Ship:
    USS Investigator AGR-9
    Date:
    20 Mar 2007
    Time:
    04:51:41

    Comments

    Had some good times, some not so good. Sept.59- July 62. Any Davisville Yagr's should remember the QI and the girls city club in Providence RI. Key West and Port Everglades were the best during 62.


    141. Name:
    James D. Bradmon Jr.
    eMail:
    jbradmon@priceeng.com
    Location:
    Kenosha, Wisconsin
    Ship:
    Date:
    20 Mar 2007
    Time:
    04:52:46

    Comments

    Jim Bradmon or James D. Bradmon Sr. was my Father. He passed away in 1962 3 months prior to my brothers birth. I am very curious to kow more about your site. My father jim Bradmon was on the Uss Protector (AGR 11). Please tell me more. Respectfully, James D. Bradmon Jr.


    142. Name:
    dennis hill
    eMail:
    dennishillw@comcast.net
    Location:
    wilmerding pa 15148
    Ship:
    uss interdictor agr 13
    Date:
    21 Mar 2007
    Time:
    06:08:56

    Comments

    when I was on board, we had a ufo. neatest thing I ever saw (radar watch). airforce would not acknowledge. i believe it was in jan of 65.


    143. Name:
    Roland Cote BT3
    eMail:
    vonnie448@comcast.net
    Location:
    Swansea,Ma
    Ship:
    U.S.S.Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    24 Mar 2007
    Time:
    06:22:20

    Comments

    Great website.Exhibit photos--fantastic.Cutos to all the guys involved.If any of you ever have the chance to see this exhibit-don't pass it up.


    144. Name:
    KOLBE , Walter
    eMail:
    mwkolbe@juno.com
    Location:
    Hereford AZ
    Ship:
    USS OUTPOST YAGR-10
    Date:
    29 Mar 2007
    Time:
    07:21:43

    Comments

    I have just this evening , heard about this organization and am thrilled ! I got my commission NROTC at Iowa State College (now University)in June of 1958 and reported aboard the OUTPOST 1 week following . I began my tour as Asst CIC Off under Gene Juba and was fortunate enough to end my career as Operations Off , Senior Watch Off and 3rd in command . I served under Capt (can't remember!)for a brief 2 months , Capt Jones for most of 2 years and for one cruise , Capt Horn .


    145. Name:
    David Butler
    eMail:
    skipper10@comcast.net
    Location:
    Cape Cod -- MA
    Ship:
    USS Lookout - YAGR 2
    Date:
    10 Apr 2007
    Time:
    07:21:09

    Comments

    Wow! Great site, thanks guys. I served the last half of my kiddie cruise '57 -'58 aboard LOOKOUT and was discharged as ET2. Anybody remember me or our loyal ET shipmates including, Charlie Atwood, Doreghty, "Paz," Tom Swafford? So much time past and so little memory left. My best to everyone here!


    146. Name:
    Jones R E EM3 545-64-74
    eMail:
    c5la@verizon.net
    Location:
    Home ( Lake Ariel, PA)
    Ship:
    USS Searcher AGR4
    Date:
    14 Apr 2007
    Time:
    06:46:46

    Comments

    My goodness. I just happened on this site. To think that the YAGRs have not been forgotten. Probably should have been. Remarkable. They waited until I left to decommission her. The pictures bring back memories. I was on Searcher from May'63 to Jan.'65, made EM3 before I left. I remember when we lost our screw that fateful picket after we made asses out of ourselves trying to rescue the survivors of that Liberian Freighter that broke in half. Our motor whaleboat krapped out and we almost lost those people. Did lose the whaleboat. Then we lost the screw. Those two happenings are related, I suspect. As we drifted, screwless, a storm came up and I was sure that we would sink and I was going to die. I was wrong, but I have never been so frightned before or sence. Ah, memories. Good job with this site though.


    147. Name:
    Thomas W Peters
    eMail:
    t.peters@verizon.net
    Location:
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    18 Apr 2007
    Time:
    08:19:44

    Comments

    Served on the Guardian from August 1961 until January 1963. Started in Deck Force and ended up as a radioman striker.


    148. Name:
    JOHN MURRAY
    eMail:
    JMURRAY@SOFTCOM.NET
    Location:
    CALIF.
    Ship:
    SCANNER - AGR-5
    Date:
    18 Apr 2007
    Time:
    08:35:00

    Comments

    33 MONTHS ON BOARD MARCH 1957 TO JAN 1960 APPROX. DECK


    149. Name:
    Roy Godbolt (ET3)
    eMail:
    roygod@gpcom.net
    Location:
    Grant, NE 69140
    Ship:
    USS Searcher AGR-4 (1963-65)
    Date:
    20 Apr 2007
    Time:
    07:06:23

    Comments

    I enjoy the web site and appreciate what it takes, I do two volunteer sites, 1 for SPEBSQSA & 1 for our local art gallery. Keep up the good work.


    150. Name:
    Leonard Cooperman
    eMail:
    goldbikenc@netzero.com
    Location:
    Washington,N.C.
    Ship:
    USS Searcher AGR 4
    Date:
    20 Apr 2007
    Time:
    07:07:53

    Comments

    On board 9-60 to7-63. Made BM-3. Would like to get in touch with any one who was on board at the same time. I sent pictures of the shark we put into the pool.


    151. Name:
    ANDY G
    eMail:
    Location:
    FLORIDA
    Ship:
    SEARCHER 4
    Date:
    20 Apr 2007
    Time:
    07:09:08

    Comments

    FRANK YOU ARE THE BEST AND TRULY DEDICATED TO THE YAGR ASSN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION


    152. Name:
    Francis Langley
    eMail:
    terrifran@webtv.net
    Location:
    North Haven, Conn.
    Ship:
    USS Vigil AGR12
    Date:
    23 Apr 2007
    Time:
    12:56:09

    Comments

    Served from Jan. 1957 to Dec. 1958 was EN3 enjoyed my two years aboard the Vigil. Was also a plank owner.


    153. Name:
    john g clancy
    eMail:
    clancyreddog1934@aol.com
    Location:
    long island n.y.
    Ship:
    uss searcher yagr4
    Date:
    23 Apr 2007
    Time:
    12:57:43

    Comments

    I CAME ABOARD IN SEPT OF 55 AFTER SERVING ABOARD THE USS MIDWAY FOR OVER TWO AND HALF YEARS IWAS ONLY ABOARD A FEW MOS WHEN ON NOV 13 55 IT HAD A SERIOUS FIRE WITH LOSS OF LIFE IN MY SERVICE RECORD I HAVE A LETTER OF COMMENDATION FROM COMMANDER POLLICK OUR CAPT.


    154. Name:
    Charlie Goens
    eMail:
    bgoens@msn.com
    Location:
    Pennsburg, Pa.
    Ship:
    USS GUARDIAN
    Date:
    23 Apr 2007
    Time:
    21:32:36

    Comments

    I was aboard the Guardian from late 59 to early 62. I started on deck force, then transfered to radio school Norfolk,then back to Guardian as radioman.

     


    155. Name:
    Clarence R Bice
    eMail:
    clarencebice@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Brooksville FL
    Ship:
    USS Guardian Yagr 1
    Date:
    06 May 2007
    Time:
    21:12:37

    Comments

    I served 1957 to 1958


    156. Name:
    Don Stoufer
    eMail:
    das589@msn.com
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Ship:
    USS TRACER (AGR-15)
    Date:
    09 May 2007
    Time:
    22:38:25

    Comments

    Harry A wonderful effort. See you at the reunion. Cheers, Don Stoufer


    157. Name:
    Richard J Hall RM2
    eMail:
    RichardHall324@msn.com
    Location:
    Occo1uan Va 22125
    Ship:
    USS Investigator AGR9
    Date:
    08 Jun 2007
    Time:
    19:11:02

    Comments

    Served 1961 thru June 1962


    158. Name:
    james (jim) hines
    eMail:
    rackboy65@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    goldsboro nc
    Ship:
    uss investigator yagr-9
    Date:
    08 Jun 2007
    Time:
    19:13:10

    Comments

    plank owner, bt-3 from 56 till 59, would love to hear from some of the bts that i served with, gerald yancey mcneilly, charles stuart overcash.


    159. Name:
    Melony Bradley Murphy
    eMail:
    melonymurphy@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, Tn
    Ship:
    USS INTERCEPTOR
    Date:
    10 Jun 2007
    Time:
    21:12:36

    Comments

    My father Perry Drexel Bradley served in the Naval Reserve on the USS Interceptor in 1956. He was at sea on this ship in the Pacific ocean, the day I was born. He did not find out I had been born until I was 5 days old. I would like to find out where the ship was the day I was born on May 13, 1956. I really enjoy the pictures of the ship, we have some old polaroid pictures of Daddy on the ship. Daddy died Aug. 11,1979. Any information anyone could share would be greatfully appreciated. Thank-you


    160.  Name:
    Tim Bradley
    eMail:
    t3792@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Ship:
    YAGR 8
    Date:
    11 Jun 2007
    Time:
    05:59:14

    Comments

    My dad served on YAGR 8 as a petty officer his name is Perry Drexel Bradley. He passed away in 1979 and I would like to learn more about his ship, and possibly obtain some pictures with him onboard it if any exist if anyone has pics or knew him they can contact me at t3792@yahoo.com, thanks


    161. Name:
    JACK RODDA
    eMail:
    JACKATHYE@MSN.COM
    Location:
    ST JAMES N.Y.
    Ship:
    USS LOOKOUT YAGR 2
    Date:
    13 Jun 2007
    Time:
    08:33:50

    Comments

    PLANK OWNER, EARLY 1955 TIL DISCHARGED APRIL 1956 RD3


    162. Name:
    Gerald (Jerry) Mickelson
    eMail:
    adnerb3@charter.net
    Location:
    USS Tracer
    Ship:
    Date:
    17 Jun 2007
    Time:
    12:37:12

    Comments

    Frank, excellant site. Kudos on a job well done. Harry, as usual another great re union. Looking forward to next years. Don Strouffer and wife, thanks ever so much for your warm hospitality. It was great seeing everyone again


    163. Name:
    Michael G. Smith
    eMail:
    mgsmith@core.com
    Location:
    3215 W. 4 Mile Rd Grayling Mi. 49738
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL (AGR 12)
    Date:
    22 Jun 2007
    Time:
    05:28:55

    Comments

    congrats frank the site is 4-0, served aboard USS VIGIL, Mar 61 thru Jan 63 RD3 


    164. Name:
    Larry D. Caldwell
    eMail:
    codeye12001@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Mooresboro, N.C.
    Ship:
    USS INTERCEPTOR AGR8
    Date:
    22 Jun 2007
    Time:
    05:44:23

    Comments

    Looking for shipmates. Severed onboard the Interceptor years 1963to1965. Looking forward to hearing from you.


    165. Name:
    Ray Heckel
    eMail:
    heckeljeri@fuse.net
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ohio
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor
    Date:
    26 Jun 2007
    Time:
    16:21:09

    Comments

    I was on the USS Interdictor from 1957 to 1959 when I was discharged from the Navy. I was a gunners mate third class.


    166. Name:
    Roy Neal
    eMail:
    roysratfink@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Bartlesville Oklahoma
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Tracer 1962- 1964
    Date:
    28 Jun 2007
    Time:
    05:57:24

    Comments

    Just updated my e-mail address. Enjoyed the reunion in Washington D.C. See you all next year..Roy Neal


    167. Name:
    John J. Nolli
    eMail:
    rodigirl23@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Cape Coral FLA
    Ship:
    USS Protector AGR-11
    Date:
    04 Jul 2007
    Time:
    11:11:20

    Comments

    Was Aboard 1960-1962 First Division Looking For ShipMate Leon Sommers #3rd Class Boiler Tender


    168. Name:
    Robert S.Walker
    eMail:
    bawalker@cox.net
    Location:
    Marco Island, Fl
    Ship:
    Guardian
    Date:
    05 Jul 2007
    Time:
    20:52:47

    Comments

    Great Web Site ! In the specification section, the main engine was rated @ 2500 HP @ 76 RPM. The Navy reduced the max allowable to 66RPM because of tail shaft problems


    169.  Name:
    Frank St. Mark
    eMail:
    fstmark@ec.rr.com
    Location:
    Morehead City, NC
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    05 Jul 2007
    Time:
    21:19:23

    Comments

    Outstanding site!


    170. Name:
    Stan Jaynes
    eMail:
    stan728jaynes@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Montgomery, Texas
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    05 Jul 2007
    Time:
    21:28:58

    Comments

    Great WEB site. Just found it, didn't recognize any names. Aboard Guardian 9/65 - 12/65. Radioman striker, shack full so went to Deck Force for a couple of hours, then up to charthouse and became a QM. This was my first duty station after basic in Great Lakes. Went on to Radio A School, Bainbridge, MD, then to Long Beach, CA to USS Mansfield, DD-728. Anyone know Lynn "Dutch" Schwandt (SM2) or Taft (QM3)? Also remember some officers: Ens Costenbader, LT jg "Steering Casualty" McManus and Lt. Greene. Other names come to mind, BM3 Hatcher and SM3 Bucher.


    171. Name:
    CHARLES JOHNSTON
    eMail:
    USNRETCPO44@MSN.COM
    Location:
    PINELLAS PARK FLORIDA
    Ship:
    USS INTERCEPTOR YAGR-8
    Date:
    06 Jul 2007
    Time:
    21:01:01

    Comments

    SERVED ABOARD FROM AUG 62 TO AUG 65. FA TO MM2 SHIPPED OVER TO ESCAPE.


    172. Name:
    Jimmy Legg
    eMail:
    jreb1943@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Moncks Corner S.C.
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    13 Jul 2007
    Time:
    05:25:51

    Comments

    Served on Guardian 1962-1965. Left as RM2. Retired in 1982 from Submarines. Great Web Site.


    173. Name:
    GARY DON MOORE
    eMail:
    GUIDO1939@YAHOO.COM
    Location:
    INMAN,S.C
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR YAGR 6W
    Date:
    15 Jul 2007
    Time:
    20:04:46

    Comments

    WE PUT THE SHIP IN COMMISSION IN JAN 1956. I WAS ON SHIP UNTIL 1957 LOVE THIS WEBSITE AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF MY SHIPMATES.


    174. Name:
    KEN KIESLING
    eMail:
    KENKIESLING@AOL.COM
    Location:
    CARSON, CALIFORNIA
    Ship:
    U.S.S.GUARDIAN
    Date:
    24 Jul 2007
    Time:
    22:42:09

    Comments

    SURE ENJOY YOUR WEB SITE CHECKING TO SEE IF ANY NEW NAMES ARE LISTED


    175. Name:
    Donald Cannady
    eMail:
    dcannady
    Location:
    Oak Island, North Carolina
    Ship:
    USS PROTECTOR AGR-11
    Date:
    24 Jul 2007
    Time:
    22:43:47

    Comments

    This web page just get better and better. Good work Frank Pulaski. This is really a plus for our association.


     

    176. Name:
    JERRY V. menna
    eMail:
    cbs@adelphia.net
    Location:
    greenacres fl 33463
    Ship:
    yagr 1 guardian
    Date:
    24 Jul 2007
    Time:
    22:46:09

    Comments

    plank owner, one of the first crew members assinged when she was being retrofitted at norfork for duty as a picket ship fall of 1954


    177. Name:
    Michael Freer
    eMail:
    mildredjoran@sbcglobal.net
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Ship:
    USS Interpreter, AGR-14
    Date:
    24 Jul 2007
    Time:
    23:18:33

    Comments

    Was only aboard The Interpreter a short period of time Feb 63 - Dec 63 as an EM3 when I had completed my sea duty and was transferred to PacResFlt San Diego. Believe I recognized a name below, Berlier. Seemed as if we were always going to sea. Was back in the Bay Area later aboard the USS Oriskany, CVA 34. We spent a lot of time at sea also but had some bad times out there in the Gulf of Tonkin. She now serves as the world's largest man made reef 25 miles off the coast of Pensacola. Really enjoy the website.


    178. Name:
    Al Rizzo
    eMail:
    rizmc@comcast.net
    Location:
    Murrysville Pa 15668
    Ship:
    USS Skywatcher AGR-3
    Date:
    25 Jul 2007
    Time:
    07:56:58

    Comments

    Great Job getting the web site up and the different pics. Looking forward to more info. Riz


    179. Name:
    Bill McDowell
    eMail:
    wcmcdowell@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ship:
    USS LOOKOUT AGR-2
    Date:
    26 Jul 2007
    Time:
    06:30:23

    Comments

    Very nice website - I appreciate the work you provided.


    180. Name:
    Dave Crestin
    eMail:
    harwichtroll@comcast.net
    Location:
    Harwich, MA
    Ship:
    Protector AGR-11
    Date:
    28 Jul 2007
    Time:
    07:15:01

    Comments

    Great web site. On the home page a typo exists at the end of the last line in paragraph 4. "Task" should be plural, "tasks." Anyway, great to read about my old duty station.


    181. Name:
    Richard Fregeau
    eMail:
    fregeau1409@charter.net
    Location:
    Arab, AL
    Ship:
    USS OUTPOST AGR-10
    Date:
    04 Aug 2007
    Time:
    08:35:54

    Comments

    I served on the Outpost from 6/60 until 10/62 as the ships secretary, YN1. Would like to hear from my OLD shipmates of that period. Especially, those who served with me in the CO/XO office. When I left the Outpost I was assigned to the Naval Schools/Officer Candidate School, in Newport, RI


    182. Name:
    Richard L Willhite
    eMail:
    angels2@insightbb.com
    Location:
    Treasure Island, California
    Ship:
    AGR-13 USS Interdictor
    Date:
    10 Aug 2007
    Time:
    06:30:08

    Comments

    The time spent aboard this ship was some of my happiest days spent in the Navy. I was MM3, Engineering Log Room Yeoman, and Photographer. Can't forget the day Jack Remington and I fell asleep on the aft Con and boy did we get one H of a sunburn. Picture a chicken in a frying pan. Ouch!!! Lots of memories. Thanks to the great cooks we had also. Freddie was one of them. Great steaks. God Bless our whole crew.


    183. Name:
    Richard S Beckley
    eMail:
    RSBeckley@msn.com
    Location:
    Bellingham, WA
    Ship:
    USS Bexar APA-237
    Date:
    12 Aug 2007
    Time:
    07:11:08

    Comments

    My brother served aboard two AGR's, the Interdictor (1961) and the Watchman (1961). I recall he enjoyed the fishing most of during his time aboard.


    184. Name:
    Larry E. McCauley
    eMail:
    SeaRaven37@aol.com
    Location:
    Simpsonville, South Carolina
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR (YAGR-6)
    Date:
    20 Aug 2007
    Time:
    07:09:44

    Comments

    Served aboard the Locator from time of commissioning in Charleston, South Carolina in January 1956 until transfer to Panmunjom, Korea in December 1957, went to submarine school at New London, Connecticut, served aboard nine submarines and retired from Navy after 26 years as Master Chief Communications Technician. No finer ship than the Locator.


    185. Name:
    Guilford J. Perry
    eMail:
    rm1usnret73@msn.com
    Location:
    Riverview, FL
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL AGR-12
    Date:
    24 Aug 2007
    Time:
    07:26:07

    Comments

    I Served on the Vigil as an RM1 for about a year before we took her to Bayonne NJ for decommisioning


    186. Name:
    Bill Humburg
    eMail:
    bjhumburg@gmail.com
    Location:
    MT.Carrill Il.
    Ship:
    USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:
    25 Aug 2007
    Time:
    21:39:46

    Comments

    Great web site and a great location to connect to fellow ship mates................


    187. Name:
    BOB PAYNE
    eMail:
    bob.rpayne@gmail.com
    Location:
    RAYMOND, MAINE
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL AGR-12
    Date:
    04 Sep 2007
    Time:
    22:33:42

    Comments

    WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT SERVED IN THE TIME FRAME FROM JAN. 1960 TO OCT. 1962. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM RICHARD KOFSUSKI IF HE IS LISTED. AM INTERESTED IN REUNION 2008 IN R.I.


    188. Name:
    Daniel Morgan
    eMail:
    dmorgan960@verizon.net
    Location:
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Ship:
    U. S. S. Scanner YAGR 5
    Date:
    04 Sep 2007
    Time:
    22:35:18

    Comments

    I was the first Operations Officer on YAGR 5. I would like to add that the first CO of Scanner was LCDR Henry Pruitt and the first XO was LT Forest David Lawes. Great job on the web site! Dan


    189. Name:
    Ed Carlin , x-AG2
    eMail:
    edward@schaeferbrush.com
    Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
    Ship:
    USS Lookout
    Date:
    08 Sep 2007
    Time:
    07:14:12

    Comments

    I am looking for good photos of the AGR Ocean radar picket ships; specifically the USS Lookout AGR-2.


    190. Name:
    Richard B. Morse
    eMail:
    cyndim30@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor AGR-13
    Date:
    10 Sep 2007
    Time:
    07:09:18

    Comments

    Was part of first crew. WE were sent to Charlston SC in fall of 57. Ship was put in commission spring of 58. I was discharged from the agr13 7/15/59 as BT3.


    191. Name:
    ROBERT[BOB] DIETZ
    eMail:
    bobbyinorwell@orwell.net
    Location:
    117 Dorsey Ave. Orwell, Oh. 44076
    Ship:
    AGR-16,WATCHMAN
    Date:
    24 Sep 2007
    Time:
    12:18:34

    Comments

    I'VE FINALLY GOTTEN ON-LINE! TYPICALLY, LATE AS USUAL! I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE WATCHMAN, ESPECIALLY 64-THRU EARLY65. JEFFERY WRIGHT WAS MY BEST BUD, BUT WE LOST TOUCH. MY FAULT! GIVE ME SHOUT GUYS!


    192. Name:
    John T. "Terry""Mac" McCalla RM1(SS) USN(Ret)
    eMail:
    wyocarhauler@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Upton, Wyoming
    Ship:
    USS Interpreter AGR-14
    Date:
    26 Sep 2007
    Time:
    10:44:35

    Comments

    Served on board from '61-'63 as a RM3


    193. Name:
    Richard Mellnick
    eMail:
    dmellnick@aol.com
    Location:
    Brimfield, MA 01010
    Ship:
    USS Vigil AGR12
    Date:
    27 Sep 2007
    Time:
    09:42:14

    Comments

    thanks for the website. I served from 8/64 to 3/65 as a deckape SMSN, and crewed when the Vigil was towed up the Hudson to the graveyard, under the command of a really cool Engineering Officer (don't recall his name.)


    194. Name:
    Charles T. Matthews,SHC, USN, Ret
    eMail:
    chiefcooldude@aol.com
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Watchman (AGR-16)
    Date:
    02 Oct 2007
    Time:
    08:10:33

    Comments

    I served aboard from aprox. Mar 61 - Nov 63. I built the boat in the hobby shop. someone will remember that.


    195. Name:
    TOM WILLIS
    eMail:
    REGURUTOM@COX.NET
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Ship:
    U.S.S. INTERCEPTOR - AGR 8
    Date:
    08 Oct 2007
    Time:
    08:28:20

    Comments

    I SERVED ON THE "8 BALL" FROM DEC. 1960 UNTIL LATE 1961 AS A BTFN. I MADE SEVERAL "ON STATION" CRUISES. WORST MEMORY WAS REMOVING A BURNER WITHOUT TURNING OFF FUEL VALVE. IT TOOK ABOUT TWO DAYS TO CLEAN THE FIREROOM. ANY SHIPMATES PLEASE EMAIL. BTC LAMB, MM2 SHAW ??


    196. Name:
    Don Belanger
    eMail:
    jcrisd@earthlink.net
    Location:
    Gresham Or
    Ship:
    USS Elokomin AO55 1955-1958
    Date:
    12 Oct 2007
    Time:
    10:39:50

    Comments

    I was supposed to join the ship's company of a YAGR in Norfolk at NOB. I left instead for the west coast and the USS Handcock CVA 19. I believe it was the Interrupter AGR15 tho. After 50 plus years it's fuzzy.If anyone knows of a web site for tankers,AO's in particuler please e-mail me.


    197. Name:
    roy h. pullen
    eMail:
    rpullen25@msn.com
    Location:
    cave city, kentucky
    Ship:
    uss searcher agr4
    Date:
    12 Oct 2007
    Time:
    16:20:15

    Comments

    Seems everyone remembers the shaft breaking off and losing the whale boat. At least the coast guard towed us back at 14 knots!


    198. Name:
    Larry TREAT (RM3)
    eMail:
    varmintII@aol.com
    Location:
    Edgewater, Md.
    Ship:
    USS Interpreter AGR-14
    Date:
    12 Oct 2007
    Time:
    16:22:02

    Comments

     


    199. Name:
    Steven Clark
    eMail:
    stevenzzz@aol.com
    Location:
    Charlotte Vt
    Ship:
    SSS Investigator (AGR-9)
    Date:
    15 Oct 2007
    Time:
    13:53:20

    Comments

    Was on the Investigator in 1963 for 3 months then xfered to op deepfrease


    200. Name:
    DWIGHT E BAKER
    eMail:
    DEBRETIRED@HOTMAIL.COM
    Location:
    VALLECITO CA
    Ship:
    USS INTERCEPTOR AGR 8
    Date:
    21 Oct 2007
    Time:
    06:25:05

    Comments

    I WAS ON THE INTERCEPTOR FROM 59 TO 61 I LEFT AS A GMGSN I RETIRED IN 77 AS A GMGC


    201. Name:
    Philip Caswell
    eMail:
    philip.caswell@gmail.com
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    Ship:
    U.S.S. OUTPOST (AGR-10)
    Date:
    25 Oct 2007
    Time:
    06:35:42

    Comments

    Gunnery Officer and 1st Lieutenant: 1961 - 1964


    202. Name:
    JIM COLVILLE
    eMail:
    JPCOLVILLE@YAHOO.COM
    Location:
    MICHIGAN
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR AGR6
    Date:
    25 Oct 2007
    Time:
    06:36:55

    Comments

    1961 - 1963 EM 2 LEFT TO GO INTO SUBMARINES


    203. Name:
    Sharon Clark Hill
    eMail:
    sharonhill1965@gmail.com
    Location:
    Stateside
    Ship:
    USS Scanner
    Date:
    27 Oct 2007
    Time:
    15:28:10

    Comments

    My father, William H. Clark (Bill) served onboard while I was very young. He passed away in late October, 1967. He taught me about the pride of serving, and I joined the Marine Corps when I turned 18. My hubby was a Marine in Viet Nam, and also served in the Navy at Annapolis and Rota, Spain. Hoo-rah to all who served so bravely. Thank you for the freedom that you fought for.


    204. Name:
    DEEMER, Richard J., PN1
    eMail:
    guardiantowing@msn.com
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    Ship:
    USS Interpreter AGR-14
    Date:
    30 Oct 2007
    Time:
    08:15:14

    Comments

    Last, active duty, Navy person to leave the ship, on 24 July 1965, when it was turned over to the sandcrabs.


    205. Name:
    Charlie Taylor
    eMail:
    charlie2185@myway.com
    Location:
    herndon, va 20170
    Ship:
    USS Guardian
    Date:
    05 Nov 2007
    Time:
    17:58:36

    Comments

    Served aboard the Guardian as a radioman from 1957-1959.


    206. Name:
    Fred Hintze
    eMail:
    Fah0842@aol.com
    Location:
    Ocala, Florida
    Ship:
    AGR1
    Date:
    07 Nov 2007
    Time:
    23:49:16

    Comments

    Was on the AGR1 1960 to 1963. Served as a Radarman. Will never forget the 0 degree weather guarding the piers during the Cuban Crisis.


    207. Name:
    Charles E. Rainey
    eMail:
    charles.e.rainey@post.com
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pa 19122-3442
    Ship:
    USS Protector AGR-11
    Date:
    08 Nov 2007
    Time:
    21:00:22

    Comments

    I was a BM2 during my tour aboard the Uss Protector. On station in the North Atlantic


    208. Name:
    Doug McBee
    eMail:
    mavrick1124@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Protector
    Date:
    10 Nov 2007
    Time:
    07:28:25

    Comments

    For any of my Father's ship mates,1957/1960, A.E. McBee, also known as Sonny, passed away today 11/09/07 after a long battle with cancer. Thank you all for giving him so many great memories to take with him. Thank you, Doug McBee


    209. Name:
    Herb Holmes
    eMail:
    herb14103@verizon.net
    Location:
    Medina, NY
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:
    12 Nov 2007
    Time:
    15:08:51

    Comments

    I served about 6 months in '58 or 59 as a an ETN, still remember the sea's of the North Atlantic and fog horns day and night.


    210. Name:
    George Louiso
    eMail:
    gpl4574@fuse.net
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Ship:
    USS Tracer AGR-15
    Date:
    12 Nov 2007
    Time:
    15:10:01

    Comments

    A great web site. A lot of good information, and I learned a few things I didn't know. Congrats: to Harry Miller for coming up with the idea and puting the correct people together to get the job done. I served aboard the USS Tracer from Jan 1964 until Sept 1964 when I was discharged/ Rank RMSN Thanks for the great memories.


    211. Name:
    Allen Siebert
    eMail:
    allensiebert@msn.com
    Location:
    Valley City, ND 58072-2538
    Ship:
    USS Skywatcher (AGR3)
    Date:
    15 Nov 2007
    Time:
    17:37:50

    Comments

    Great website. Thank you. I served on this fine lady from late fall of 1958 until late fall of 1960. We went through some hell and high water during storms in the North Atlantic but had some beautiful days and some of the best times of my life too. If I ever had to give up something of my life, I would never surrender my time spent in the US Navy or on the Skywatcher.


    212. Name:
    David Nicolai, SM-3
    eMail:
     davidnicolai@ymail.com
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Ship:
    USS Lawrence, DDG-4
    Date:
    20 Nov 2007
    Time:
    07:00:05

    Comments

    Hurricane Rescue - We Hy-Lined a sailor off one of the East Coast Radar Picket Ships on October 06, 1962. The transfer was completed in spite of 95 mile wind speeds and heavy seas. The USS Lawrence delivered the man safely to an awaiting ambulance on the pier at Norfolk. I would like to know who he was and if he recovered, as well as what the ship's name & number was? I lost my notes on this ship. Hope someone will remember the incident.


    213. Name:
    richard pope
    eMail:
    scanneragr5@yahoo.com
    Location:
    shelter cove, ca
    Ship:
    uss scanner agr5
    Date:
    21 Nov 2007
    Time:
    07:03:30

    Comments

    served on the scanner agr 5 1955-1959


    214. Name:
    Harold Pazourek
    eMail:
    halpaz@peoplepc.com
    Location:
    Mt. Airy, Maryland
    Ship:
    USS Lookout YAGR-2
    Date:
    22 Nov 2007
    Time:
    11:20:17

    Comments

    none


    215. Name:
    Richard B. Morse
    eMail:
    cyndim39@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL 33060
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Interdictor AGR-13
    Date:
    23 Nov 2007
    Time:
    09:06:45

    Comments

    I wish to correct 2 things.

    1. My e.mail address is cyndim39@bellsouth.net
    2. My discharge rate was BT2. Thanks.


    216. Name:
    FRANK J MILLER
    eMail:
    NAOMIE@PTD.NET
    Location:
    PALMERTON, PENNSYLVANIA
    Ship:
    USS SCANNER AGR-5
    Date:
    24 Nov 2007
    Time:
    21:09:28

    Comments

    LOOKING TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE THAT WERE ABOARD THE SCANNER AND TRYING TO GET A SHIPS PLAQUE WITH THE TURTLE ON IT


    217. Name:
    Frank Mahaffey
    eMail:
    bnf@att.net
    Location:
    Kissimmee FL
    Ship:
    USS Investigator AGR-9
    Date:
    25 Nov 2007
    Time:
    13:54:47

    Comments

    I was on the Investigator in A Division from June 1958 until October 1961. Am interested in attending the next reunion.


    218. Name:
    robert daniele
    eMail:
    grouperlori@earthlink.net
    Location:
    gainesville florida
    Ship:
    uss. protector a.g.r. 11
    Date:
    10 Dec 2007
    Time:
    20:06:33

    Comments

     


    219. Name:
    Jerry L. Jones
    eMail:
    jljsr@netscape.com
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Ship:
    USS PICKET (AGR 7)
    Date:
    25 Dec 2007
    Time:
    22:03:45

    Comments

    I WAS ON BOARD THE USS PICKET FROM JUNE OF 1964 UNTIL SHE WAS PUT OUT OF COMMMISSION IN SEPTEMBER 0F 1965 I WAS DECK DIVISION.


    220. Name:
    John P. Montague
    eMail:
    jpmotague@comcast.net
    Location:
    Abingdon, Virginia
    Ship:
    USS Scanner, YAGR-5
    Date:
    25 Dec 2007
    Time:
    22:05:51

    Comments

    Served from 1955, before she was commissioned, until my discharge in May 1957. (Electronics Technician)


    221. Name:
    Ken Helmick
    eMail:
    kshelmick@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ship:
    USS Interceptor
    Date:
    25 Dec 2007
    Time:
    22:06:55

    Comments

    I served as a radioman on the Interceptor from 1963 thru 1965. Greg York and Steve(?) Radke (from Portland, OR) were also in the radio crew.


    222. Name:
    Ed Carlin
    eMail:
    edward@schaeferbrush.com
    Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
    Ship:
    USS Lookout AGR-2
    Date:
    25 Dec 2007
    Time:
    22:11:26

    Comments

    I am looking for photos of this old picket ship.


    223. Name:
    McIntyre
    eMail:
    joanmac@netzero.com
    Location:
    POBox 11 Rogers ct 06263
    Ship:
    Guardian AGR1
    Date:
    27 Dec 2007
    Time:
    07:48:24

    Comments

    mmfn 1963 1964 M div.


    224. Name:
    Patrick N. Kelly
    eMail:
    pnkelly@shaw.ca
    Location:
    Sidney BC Canada
    Ship:
    HMCS Cap-de-la-Madeleine
    Date:
    30 Dec 2007
    Time:
    20:16:50

    Comments

    I am trying to locate former USN Radioman Ralph Tucker of Somerville Mass. formerly of USS DE Tabberer. As an ex RCN Radioman (Telegraphist) am interested in naval radio stories.Have discovered quite a few of my wife`s relations in that area. (Downing Family.) Thanks.


    225. Name:
    Richard (Dick) Newell
    eMail:
    dnewell@hotmail.com
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR1
    Date:
    08 Jan 2008
    Time:
    15:12:01

    Comments

    Went on her in Aug of 1959 and left for ET school in June of 1960. Sure saw a bunch of water go by. Really nasty weather at times other times great. Great bunch of guys though which helped pass the long pickets.


    226. Name:
    tom lowe
    eMail:
    mandtlowe@msn.com
    Location:
    centereach long island, ny
    Ship:
    USS INVESTIGATOR AGR9
    Date:
    09 Jan 2008
    Time:
    09:15:40

    Comments

    served 4/59 to 2/63 t lowe etn2


    227. Name:
    Russ (Earl R.) Hutchison
    eMail:
    w5uyh1@msn.com
    Location:
    Nampa, Idaho
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor - AGR-13
    Date:
    11 Jan 2008
    Time:
    22:15:54

    Comments

    I hope I can find some Interdictor (AGR-13) crew members.


    228. Name:
    DONALD L STEINKUEHLER
    eMail:
    stinkystein@yahoo.com
    Location:
    WEBSTER TEXAS
    Ship:
    USS LOCATOR AGS-50
    Date:
    11 Jan 2008
    Time:
    22:17:23

    Comments

    A GREAT TIME WAS HAD I ENJOYED MY TIME ON BOARD A LOT OF MEMORIES AND GREAT SEA STORIES


    229. Name:
    Dale Hallett
    eMail:
    cdhallett@cableone.net
    Location:
    Prescott Az.
    Ship:
    USS Protector AGR-11
    Date:
    14 Jan 2008
    Time:
    07:58:30

    Comments

    58 to 60 Deck Force........Great site Harry


    230. Name:
    Roy Hughes
    eMail:
    roy@roysan.com
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Ship:
    AGR-3 USS SKYWATCHER
    Date:
    18 Jan 2008
    Time:
    15:15:51

    Comments

     


    231. Name:
    michael martin
    eMail:
    mimartin42@yahoo.com
    Location:
    detroit,mi.
    Ship:
    uss lookout
    Date:
    18 Jan 2008
    Time:
    15:17:16

    Comments

    on this ship 1961 to 1963 looking for shipmates


    232. Name:
    james e hines
    eMail:
    rackboy65@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    goldsboro, nc
    Ship:
    uss investigator agr-9
    Date:
    18 Jan 2008
    Time:
    15:47:03

    Comments

    put ship in commission jan 56 discharged apr 59, on kiddie cruse, was a boilertender 3rd class


    233. Name:
    Fred Rush
    eMail:
    rushjrbr22@aol.com
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ship:
    USS Tracer
    Date:
    20 Jan 2008
    Time:
    14:28:40

    Comments

    GREAT pictures!!! Thanks


     234. Name:
    Jim Spiegel
    eMail:
    jandbspiegel@aol.com
    Location:
    port jefferson sta.,NY
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL AGR-12
    Date:
    20 Jan 2008
    Time:
    14:31:46

    Comments

    YAGR'S is one of the best associations I'm a part of, although our duty was boring and tedious as hell.


    235. Name:
    Richard E. Higginbotham
    eMail:
    richkat63@charter.net
    Location:
    Montgomery, AL
    Ship:
    USS Picket (AGR 7)
    Date:
    20 Jan 2008
    Time:
    14:39:56

    Comments

    I am a plank owner. Put the ship in commission in 1956 in Portsmouth, VA. I was a Signalman 3rd Class. Was transferred to the USS General Mann (AP 112) in February of 1957. I attended the AGR reunion in Pennsacola a few years back.


    236. Name:
    James V. Ashby
    eMail:
    jvashby@localnet.com
    Location:
    Oakland, Md
    Ship:
    Commandant's Staff
    Date:
    28 Jan 2008
    Time:
    06:08:13

    Comments

    I was the second enlisted man seaman at the time to report to ENS. PJ Moore who was starting the staff, Chief Storekeeper was the first enlisted man. I served on the staff from 1955 til my separation in 1957. I was in newport when a crew of sailors was lost during a bad snow storm and they were found several days later frozen. During my time in the Division there was a fire aboard the USS Searcher (I believe) and there was a death. The finest man I worked for was Byron Bount who was yeoman 1st class and later was advanced to an officer's ranking.


    237. Name:
    Monty Alford
    eMail:
    monty.alford@gmail.com
    Location:
    Crystal River FL
    Ship:
    USS SEARCHER AGR4
    Date:
    28 Jan 2008
    Time:
    06:09:52

    Comments

    Served on board Jan 1957 until Feb 1959. Electronics Technician 3. Had many good times and a lot of sea time. Monty


    238. Name:
    Henry T Gardner
    eMail:
    hagardner@netonecom.net
    Location:
    Evart Michigan & Zephyrhills Fl.
    Ship:
    USS Searcher AGR4
    Date:
    31 Jan 2008
    Time:
    21:38:09

    Comments

    I was on the Searcher 1958 to 1959 I am interested in finding out what the captain's & XO's name was name was. I forgot. I was in Chiefs Mess That was my best duty.. I had only 6 month sea duty. Remember when we took a 57 degree roll in a storm? Gardner


    239. Name:
    Ken Ptacek
    eMail:
    kjptacek@yahoo.com
    Location:
    500 Mckelvie 68531 Lincoln Ne.
    Ship:
    USS Interdictor AGR13
    Date:
    31 Jan 2008
    Time:
    21:39:49

    Comments

    I served on the Interdictor from 1963 to june 1965 as em3 we had a good crew


    240. Name:
    flav
    eMail:
    k3ja@enter.net
    Location:
    chalfont pa.
    Ship:
    usns comet,last ship 1981
    Date:
    05 Feb 2008
    Time:
    15:50:09

    Comments

    Hi Frank! Pse QSO u on 20m.Sailed merchant ships l944 to 1952,Liberty,Victory,etc.Back to sea for 20 yrs.with MSClant(Mil.SealiftComd).Retire past 25 yrs..73,de Flav,K3JA


    241. Name:
    Pius Horning
    eMail:
    golfpro1@charter.net
    Location:
    Hermiston Oregon 97838
    Ship:
    USS PICKET AGR 7
    Date:
    05 Feb 2008
    Time:
    16:12:47

    Comments

     


    242. Name:
    Thomas Cole
    eMail:
    tacole@hawaii.rr.com
    Location:
    Waianae, Hawaii
    Ship:
    Uss Lookout YAGR-2
    Date:
    05 Feb 2008
    Time:
    16:13:55

    Comments

    Uss lookout YAGR-2. was my first ship. went aboard Sept 1955. I was 18 yrs old. It was a great adventure.


    243. Name:
    ED SICKELS
    eMail:
    ESICKELS@AOL.COM
    Location:
    DALLAS,TX
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL 60-63,YR65 63-65
    Date:
    08 Feb 2008
    Time:
    22:37:43

    Comments

    This web site is great have seen some names I seem to remember will try to follow up with them,I was a cook on both ships


    244. Name:
    Tim Macomber
    eMail:
    yellowjacket2089@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Edgewood, MD
    Ship:
    USS Locator
    Date:
    09 Feb 2008
    Time:
    07:33:17

    Comments

    I really enjoyed this site. My Dad, Bob Macomber, served aboard the USS Locator between 1960-63. Sadly, my Dad died in 1996. I thought it would be great to find some of his buddies from back then.


    245. Name:
    JEFFREY C ANDERSON
    eMail:
    J1250@COX.NET
    Location:
    CONNECTICUT
    Ship:
    USS SEARCHER AGR4
    Date:
    13 Feb 2008
    Time:
    21:46:55

    Comments

    USS SEARCHER FROM 1961--2/1964 IC3 I WAS IN NORTH ALANTIC WHEN WE LOST THE SCREW AND WAS TOWED TO BROOKLYN NY.


    246. Name:
    Bill Murray PN3
    eMail:
    wmstfrancis@aol.com
    Location:
    St Francis, Minnesota
    Ship:
    USS INVESTIGATOR AGR 9
    Date:
    13 Feb 2008
    Time:
    21:48:21

    Comments

    SERVED 1960-SEPT 20 1962 WORKED IN SHIPS OFFICE FOR LTJG MOORE. TRANSFERED AT SEA TO AFTER I CUT MY HAND IN HOBBY SHOP. MANY MEMORIES MOSTLY GREAT AND WHO COULD FORGET ZINGER WITH ALL THE THINGS HE DID AND GOT AWAY WITH. HE WOULD GET BUSTED FOR BEING OUT UNIFORM FOR COMING BACK TO SHIP MISSING HALF HIS UNIFORM.


    247. Name:
    Jim Fallon RDSN 1955-57
    eMail:
    irishseawolf@bellsouth.net
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Ship:
    uss lookout yagr 2
    Date:
    17 Feb 2008
    Time:
    21:18:26

    Comments

    would love to hear from shipmates currently retired in fl formerly of astoria,long island ny,nyplank owner


    248. Name:
    W.E.Dicus
    eMail:
    wedicus@aol.com
    Location:
    Clovis Ca. 93612
    Ship:
    USS Guardian AGR1 and USS lookout AGR2
    Date:
    27 Feb 2008
    Time:
    08:31:10

    Comments

     


    249. Name:
    Joseph L. Pires (USS Bennington Historian)
    eMail:
    jkpires@uss-bennington.org
    Location:
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Osterville)
    Ship:
    USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
    Date:
    05 Mar 2008
    Time:
    08:53:17

    Comments

    Harry & Frank.......... Just wanted to take this opportunity to inform you both, that today I had the pleasure and honor of meeting one of your own sailors. He goes by the name of Jim Ebersole and was aboard the LOOKOUT. We had the pleasure to chat about NAVY times and I learned a great deal about the Liberty ships that my father-in-law once sailed aboard. I've found your website to be most interesting (and will continue to come back to it from time-to-time). As a Navy Vietnam Veteran (3/tours - 1966-1968) and the Ship & Website historian for the USS Bennington (CV/CVA/CVS-20) Association, I wanted to say "thank you for your service to country and for the continued service you provide to all those who sailed aboard "Radar Picket Ships". I salute you gentlemen for your efforts in "Keeping the Pickets, Past - Present". BRAVO ZULU........ Fraternally yours, Joseph L. Pires USS Bennington Historian "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"


    250. Name:
    Richard Thompson
    eMail:
    tleesenior@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Mesa, AS
    Ship:
    Uss Interdictor AGR-13
    Date:
    14 Mar 2008
    Time:
    05:15:28

    Comments

    Served Sept 1958 till transfer to USS Froniter AD25 as ET striker. Made ETN1 during Operation Deep Freeze. Totally miss my time and buddies, Woody, Pete are you out there?


    251. Name:
    Dorsey Helton
    eMail:
    dorseyhelton@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Jefferson City, Missouri
    Ship:
    USS SKYWATCHER AGR-3
    Date:
    14 Mar 2008
    Time:
    21:34:06

    Comments

    I served on board the Skywatcher for 29 months during 1960-1963 as a Machinist's Mate. We had a great crew and I have really enjoyed seeing some of them again at the YAGR Association Reunions. Thanks Harry!


    252. Name:
    WILLIAM OELCHER
    eMail:
    BTOMCAT@BELLSOUTH.NET
    Location:
    ST AUGUSTINE FL
    Ship:
    USS INTERCEPTOR 8
    Date:
    18 Mar 2008
    Time:
    04:32:38

    Comments

    SERVED ABOARD THE EIGHT BALL FROM 1958 THRU 1959. MADE GMSN IN 1959 AND RECEIVED ORDERS TO THE USS HORNET.WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE INTERCEPTOR IN THAT TIME FRAME.


    253. Name:
    Harry Miller
    eMail:
    yagr@cox.net
    Location:
    RI
    Ship:
    USS Protector AGR-11 and USS YR-65
    Date:
    18 Mar 2008
    Time:
    04:33:41

    Comments

    YAGRGRAM #48 has been sent out. If you did not receive you copy please let me know. Harry


    254. Name:
    Mike Gillis
    eMail:
    IRISHESKIMO@VERIZON.NET
    Location:
    Brockton, MA
    Ship:
    USS VIGIL AGR-12
    Date:
    26 Mar 2008
    Time:
    04:42:16

    Comments

    Great site. Just found it. I served on the Vigil from Sept.1959 to June 1960.


    255. Name:
    Robert B. Lane
    eMail:
    cajets@att.net
    Location:
    Reno Nevada
    Ship:
    USS Locator AGR 6
    Date:
    29 Mar 2008
    Time:
    13:09:40

    Comments

    Served on Locator 1961 to 1963 and then to USS Stoddard and Viet Nam.


    256. Name:
    William Sepkowski
    eMail:
    bill@4techservice.com
    Location:
    Schenectady, NY
    Ship:
    AGR 9
    Date:
    03 Apr 2008
    Time:
    09:51:11

    Comments

    just found this site, great job. I plan to go to Fall River, MA sometime this summer. This brings back many memories.


    257. Name:
    David Cargill
    eMail:
    Dcarr625@aol.com
    Location:
    Methuen,Mass.
    Ship:
    U.S.S. Interceptor AGR-8
    Date:
    03 Apr 2008
    Time:
    21:28:31

    Comments

    I was an E.T. striker from mid 1961 until Jan. 1964


    258. Name:
    Thomas Nosworthy RD3
    eMail:
    tnosworthy@hvc.rr.com
    Location:
    Circleville, New York
    Ship:
    Locator-AGR 6 1960-1962
    Date:
    03 Apr 2008
    Time:
    21:39:07

    Comments

    Have enjoyed the reunions and the fine job Harry has done with them.


    259. Name:
    William Carr
    eMail:
    autostwo@yahoo.com
    Location:
    Davisville R.I.
    Ship:
    Investigator
    Date:
    03 Apr 2008
    Time:
    21:52:20

    Comments 


    260. Name:          Edward W. Smith
    eMail Address:   Distelrath@verizon.net
    My Location:      7606 Bojrab Drive Fort Wayne Indiana 46835
    My Ship:             USS Vigil, USS Skywatcher
    Date:          06 Apr 2008
    Time:          14:09:15

    Comments:

    Would like information on upcoming 13th reunion for instance are there required reservations? Do I need to reserve anything? 


    261. Name:       Richard W. Anderson
    eMail Address:  rwalaw@cox.net
    My Location:   
    Newport RI
    My Ship:          
    USS Searcher (AGR 4) 1956  
    Date: 17 Apr 2008
    Time: 16:11:04

    Comments:  Looking forward to Reunion in May. Please send schedule and newsletter
    to me at above mail address .


    262. Name:        Charles Burroughs
    eMail Address: 
    cburroughs@comcast.net
    My Location:   
    Nashville, Tennessee 
    My Ship:      
     
     
    Date: 18 Apr 2008 
    Time: 21:39:03

    Comments:  My father served on the Locator around 1961. I spent several days on
    board that ship with him sleeping over. I enjoyed the visits. I slept
    overnight, enjoyed meals onboard, and watched movies in the theatre which
    I believe was in the bow. I use to fish off the pier at Treasure Island
    where the Locator was tied up. I lived at Hunters Point Naval Ship Yard
    for about two Years before moving to San Diego. I returned to San
    Francisco three years ago and was sadden to see what the base closures
    have done to San Francisco.
     


    263. Name:          Tom Rebarick
    eMail Address:      tarjpr@yahoo.com
    My Location:        Rio de Janeiro Brazil/ Jacksonville Fl.
    My Ship:              USS Skywatcher (AGR-3)
    Date:    27 Apr 2008
    Time:   14:26:42

    Comments:

    First ship after joining Navy. Good times and bad. Can't remember Commo but him and I just could NOT get along. Retired after 28 years as RMCS. Looking back, enjoyed the tour lots more than not. Old Navy then, locker clubs, partying at the Pirates Den in Providence, even spent the night in the grass under the East Grenwich Police station sign.  Cops woke me up in the morning and took me back to the ship (nicely). Currently live in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and come to Jacksonville where my wife and I maintain a condo for her shopping visits! Have not been to a reunion but would like to go to one.


    264. Name:         Paul J. Neugebauer  (Nuke)
    eMail Address:     neug1@verizon.net
    My Location:       NewWindsor N.Y.
    My Ship:             Uss Lookout agr2
    Date:  30 Apr 2008
    Time:  22:09:43

    Comments:

    Came aboard end of '54 and stayed until Dec. '57.
    Some of the names I recall are McNulty, Reed Cotton, Horton, Tony Paldino and Radke ships cook. Got my separation papers in Jan. '58 - Newport, RI.  Other names I recall are: J.F.King, Webb, Gilmore and Harris.
    Found some more names from my memory and I promise this will be the last addition to my comments. Forrester  BM2,Bradshaw  Ensign, Robinson  LT.J.G., Smitty  1st BM., and French  Chief  BM.

    Hope to hear from someone.


    265. Name:      Donald Brown
    eMail Address: DBrown2000@charter.net
    My Location:   Morristown, Tn.
    My Ship:         USS Wiltsie (DD716)
    Date:    04 May 2008
    Time:   16:08:48

    Comments:

    1960-1962


    266. Name:       James Reynolds
    eMail Address:  bodyman@casstel.net
    My Location:    Garden City Missouri 64747
    My Ship:           U.S.S.Locator
    Date:     06 May 2008
    Time:     12:33:09

    Comments:

    I would like to find out any information about the engine room on the picket ships.


    267. Name:     Galyn Kent Peterson
    eMail:              petersonm@iowatelecom.net
    Location:         Volga, IA
    Ship:               AGR-13
    Date:   22 Jan 2008
    Time:   20:51:08

    Comments:

    I was interested to see the video of the USS Interdicter.  It brought back a lot of memories.  One such memory is I remember there was a cut-away of the ship mounted in one of the passageways This showed all the decks and their uses.  I wonder if that one or one like it ever survived?  Anyway I think the website has really expanded and improved a great deal, keep up the great work!  Kent Peterson


    268. Name:        Michael Ford
    eMail Address:   Michael@yellowcat.com
    My Location:     Washington DC
    My Ship:            Vigil AGR-12
    Date:          18 May 2008
    Time:          16:51:07

    Comments:

    I was a GMGSN on Vigil for 4 pickets and was going out of my mind with boredom when I swapped with a guy who hated the idea of a Med cruise on a LST. I could hardly wait to actually go some where.

    What I need to confirm is that there really was a BM1 named Large on the Vigil and that he had stars tatoo'ed on his ear lobs. My gradchildren don't believe me. Any photos of him out there?


    269. Name:       John Gerrity (Jack)
    eMail Address:  jjgerrity68@hughes.net
    My Location:     Trout Run, PA
    My Ship:            U.S.S Investigator  AGR 9
    Date:          19 May 2008
    Time:          00:12:32

    Comments:

    Served from 63 - 65 Quartermaster 3rd class.  I don't remember the exact year but will never forget the hurricane we went through in the N. Atlantic.  Lost the starboard lifeboat (broke in half)  Got out a couple months early in 65 when we put the Gator OOC in Bayone, NJ  It would be nice to hear from some of the old gang.


    270. Name:          william w white
    eMail Address:     william2823@sbcglobal.net
    My Location:       manchester ct.06040
    My Ship:             guardian agr1
    Date:          23 May 2008
    Time:          17:16:40

    Comments:

    I was aboard the Guardian from 11/61 to 11/63. Assigned to the deck force under PO 1ST Osgood.  My 1st Lt. was Workmen.  The XO was Lt. Com. Sweeney.  Would like to hear from some shipmates if any one  remembers a guy named Whitey. Thanks.


    271. Name:      Robert  B. Lane
    eMail Address: cabjets@att.net
    My Location:    Reno Nevada
    My Ship:           U.S.S. Locator AGR 6
    Date:          25 May 2008
    Time:          09:29:20

    Comments:


    272. Name:      JANET JOHNSON (sister of  Bob Cohen)
    eMail Address: mommyjj@aol.com
    My Location:    Rhode Island
    My Ship:          USS Searcher AGR 4
    Date:          26 May 2008
    Time:          20:34:09

    Comments:

    Thank you all for making my husband Ralph and myself so welcome during your Rhode Island reunion. The accomodations were great and all the events well planned, all in all, we had a wonderful time. Hope to see you all next year.
    P.S. Ralph was that brave guy who came to the breakfast with all of us women.
    P.S.S. Ski I hope next year you remember to take some pants!


    273. Name:      David Faulkner
    eMail Address: dhforkner@yahoo.com
    My Location:    Hookerton, NC
    My Ship:          Outpost
    Date:          26 May 2008
    Time:          21:59:07

    Comments:

    I'm reregistering to change my e-mail address.


    274. Name:       Terry M Hart, Radarman
    eMail Address:  tmhartsr@comcast.net
    My Location:    Waynesboro, PA
    My Ship:          USS Lookout, AGR-2, 1960 to 1964
    Date:          29 May 2008
    Time:          23:48:18

    Comments:

    Love to hear from any of my old ship mates! Fat old man now.


    275. Name:      James L. Reynolds
    eMail Address: bodyman@casstel.net
    My Location:    Garden City Missouri 64747-0224
    My Ship:          USS Locator AGR6
    Date:          16 Jun 2008
    Time:          12:35:15

    Comments:

    I was aboard the Locator 1962 thru 1965.  I was in the engine room as an MM3.  My brother Gary Reynolds was also stationed on the Locator in the engine room as a BT.  I got off January 1965 just before the Locator ran in to San Rafael bridge.  Gary got off August 1965 when they decommissioned her.  After seeing this web site about 1 month  ago it has brought back a lot of memory.   I am going to try to go to the next reunion.  I did not think any body but me new what it was like to be on a liberty ship.  I was really glad to see all the information on this web sight.   Jim


    276. Name:        wayne pitts
    eMail Address:   wlp390@yahoo.com
    My Location:      bellingham wa
    My Ship:             uss tracer agr-15
    Date:          26 Jun 2008
    Time:          18:31:13

    Comments:

    Hi I was On The Ship From 59 To 1963 Would Like To  Hear From Anybody Wayne mr3


    277. Name:      Chris F. Hooper Jr --Plank Owner
    eMail Address: firedaddy1937@yahoo.com
    My Location:    Lexington, NC
    My Ship:          USS OUTPOST YAGR 10
    Date:          29 Jun 2008
    Time:          17:46:25

    Comments:

    Thank you for the guest log. I was in CIC and after active duty I stay in the USNR for 35 years.
    OSC Hooper


    278. Name:         Alan King
    eMail Address:    sparky438@embarqmail.com
    My Location:      Robesonia, PA / N. Fort Myers, FL
    My Ship:            USS Outpost AGR-10
    Date:          13 Jul 2008
    Time:          14:54:09

    Comments:

    MM3 from 1962 til 1964


    279. Name:          Clifford Dixon
    eMail Address:     dixon2781@sbcglobal.net
    My Location:        New Port, RI
    My Ship:              Skywatcher
    Date:          18 Jul 2008
    Time:          14:57:16

    Comments:

    I served on the Skywatcher from 1956 until 1957. I was an MR-3 and was in charge of the machine shop. Made hooks for sharks.
    Let me hear from you if any one was on board during that time.
    Thanks,
    Cliff


    280. Name:       Dr. Michael A. Fryer
    eMail Address:  mike@profoodconsultant.com
    My Location:     St. Petersburg, FL
    My Ship:           USS Guardian AGR-1
    Date:          27 Jul 2008
    Time:          12:39:32

    Comments:

    Served aboard from June 1964 untill decommissioning in Bayonne, NJ in July 1965.  Was the Gunnery Officer and CIC Watch Officer.  Also, OOD underway.  Was an Ensign at the time.  Now retired after 20 years service.  Final rank CDR.  Taught at USNA.


    281. Name:          Jimmy F.Squires
    eMail Address:     Sorry - I don't own a computer yet.
    My Location:        Columbia, MO
    My Ship:               U.S.S. Locator
    Date:          02 Aug 2008
    Time:          15:31:22

    Comments:

    I came aboard May 1958 as a seaman deuce and departed in July 1961 as an RM2. Radiomen that I remember: RM1 Carns, RM2 Krannwitter, RM3 Jerry Socwell.


    282. Name:           ronald barnes
    eMail Address:      ronald_barnes2002@yahoo.com
    My Location:        van nuys, california
    My Ship:               uss searcher AGR4
    Date:          03 Aug 2008
    Time:          02:08:02

    Comments:

    I served on the Searcher from Oct. 1960 to July 1962 in the deck force. I remember guys like Rocky,Whistler,Davis and a host of others whom I cannot name at this time. What a time it was.


    283. Name:          Robert J. Young
    eMail Address:     servantgh@yahoo.com
    My Location:        Ghana, West Africa
    My Ship:              USS Scanner AGR-5
    Date:          05 Aug 2008
    Time:          15:45:12

    Comments:

    I served on the Scanner from June '64 to her decommissining in '65. I was a DC2. Is there anybody from R Division out there?


    284. Name:          Phil Colbert
    eMail Address:     grannypoppie@yahoo.com
    My Location:       The Villages, FL
    My Ship:              USS Vigil
    Date:                   11 Aug 2008
    Time:                   18:5412

    Comments:


    285. Name:       Harry Miller
    eMail Address:  yagr@cox.net
    My Location:    Pawtucket, RI
    My Ship:           USS Protector AGR-11, USS  YR-65
    Comments:       YAGRGRAM #50 (newsletter) has gone out 8/30/08. It has all the information in it about our 14th reunion that will be held in San Diego.
                             If you do not get your YAGRGRAM let me know.


    286.  Name:         FRANK J MILLER
     eMail Address:    NAOMIE@PTD.NET
    My Location:        PALMERTON PA
    My Ship:              USS SCANNER AGR-5
    Comments:           WOULD LIKETO GET A"SCANNER" PLAQUE IF POSSIBLE
     



    287. Name:        Jack Gavin RM2
    eMail Address:   jackgavin41@aol.com
    My Location:       Queens, NY
    My Ship:              USS INVESTIGATOR AGR9
    Comments:
    Anybody want to go to the Pirates Den after ships work for a beer?
     

    288. Name:              Cecil E Cowan
    eMail Address:        cowancec@kennecott.com
    My Location:            Salt Lake City Utah
    My Ship:                   Uss INTERDICTOR AGR 13
    Comments:              Was aboard AGR13 Jan61 Aug65 EM1 I have been been an electrician ever since  Would      like to hear from you.
     

    289. Name:               Jack Baker
    eMail Address:          bobbiandjack@yahoo.com
    My Location:             Rochester,  NY
    Comments:


    290. Name:              Bob Steele
    eMail Address:         loisandbob@peoplepc.com
    My Location:            Florida
    Comments:             I was on the USS SEARCHER from 55 to 59 I am thinking about going to the reunion in may.  My first        trip was the fire in the engine room where we lost four men.  We were towed in by an aka and went to new york rather than to boston and were there for 3 months than back to sea.  Sorry I was not on board when the screw fell off.  I would like to hear from someone that was there at that time.
       


     291.  Name:     Bobby R. Bradford
     eMail:              kosovokid@peoplepc.com
     My Location:  Yakima, WA.
     My Ship:         USS Locator AGR-6
     Comments:     Retired CWO, USN      


    292.  Name:      Patrick Conley
     eMail:              pandjo66@yahoo.com
     My Location:  Huntley, IL
     My Ship:         USS Vigil AGR-12
     Comments:     I  served on the Vigil from 1962 to 1964.  I would like to hear from old shipmates.   


     293. Name:        Dave Sutherland
     eMail:                dave.sutherland@doj.ca.gov
     My Location:     Roseville,  California
     My Ship:           Skywatcher AGR-3
     Comments:        Served on board the Skywatcher from late 1960 to December 1962 as an ET.  Worked for WO Barter in the ET shop.   I remember heavy weather in the N. Atlantic and in ports in Key West. 


    294. Name:        Kenneth R. Weygand
     eMail:               mweygand@hotmail.com
     My Location:    Davisville, Rhode Island
     My Ship:           USS Skywatcher
     Comments:        


    295. Name:        Jerry Williams
     eMail:               mrj1313@sbcglobal.net
     My Location:    Oroville, Calif
     My Ship:           USS SCANNER-AGR 5
     Comments:        Served from 1959 thru 1961. Was rather boring duty, but still remember it with fondness.  Had some great liberty the short time we got to spend on dry land. Glad I found this website and will send some itemS I have from that period, Christmas Menu and newsletter.


    296. Name:        Albert Dupuis
     eMail:               yopa2k5@yahoo.com
     My Location:    Barstow, CA
     My Ship:           USS Guardian YAGR1
     Comments:       Served aboard ship in the engine room from Nov.1957 to Mar.1959.
    Traveled to Guantonimo Bay in 1958.  Didn't get along with Officers.


    297. Name:        Anthony Arcaro
     eMail:               tarcaro@yahoo.com
     My Location:    Bedford, PA
     My Ship:          USS Protector AGR11
     Comments:       Served as RD from 1963 to 1965.


    298. Name:        JOHN F KOTCH
     eMail:               sonnyk@peoplepc.com
     My Location:    STRUTHERS, OHIO
     My Ship:          USS GUARDIAN YAGR 1

     Comments:       I SERVED 1956-1959  MM2, GREAT TIMES, SEND ME E-MAIL IF YOU SERVED THESE YEARS.


    299. Name:        William S. Chandler
     eMail:               chandler754@sbcglobal.net
     My Location:    Tolland, CT
     My Ship:          USS SEARCHER AGR-4
     Comments:     

    I believe the AGR-4 was the ship my father( Gerald S. Chandler) served on in the 60's. He passed away in 1976 from cancer when I was 10 years old. I came across your site looking for pictures of the AGR-4.

    300.  Name:          Richard (Rick) Watkins
     eMail:                  jookielyn@clearwire.net
     My Location:       CARSON CITY, NV.89705
     My Ship:             U.S.S. LOCATOR AGR 6
     Comments:          I was the ships postal clerk in 1964-65. I was aboard when we hit the San Rafael bridge----twice.  I would like to hear from past     shipmates.
     


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