(Total Entries: 32)


June 14th 2005
05:48:53 PM
Who are you?  
Henry R. Fischer
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1951-55
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EN1
How can we contact you?  
email, snailmail or phone 215 794-8626
Your address?  
1795 Swamp Road Furlong,PA 18925
furlongfis@earthlink.net
Any comments or messages?  
I really enjoyed the reunions at Cape May, NJ and Florida. My wife wouldn't let me go to Arizona this year but I'll be at the next one in NC.


June 12th 2005
09:15:36 AM
Who are you?  
Willie R. Williams
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1960-1962
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
RM3 and Rm2
How can we contact you?  
Email
williamswillir_r@msn.com
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
I am married, 3 children, 9 grandchildren. I am about to retire (next year) as SVP Human Resources. I live in Florida.

I remember well De Silveira SO2, and Perillo ET2, then). Lots of great memories.


June 7th 2005
11:04:30 AM
Who are you?  
Raymond McIlwain
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
1943-1946
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EM2C US NAVY
How can we contact you?  
email
celt_fire@alltel.net
Any comments or messages?  
Retired from Allegheny Power. 1 daughter and 1 son, 2 grandsons, 1 great grandson, 2 great granddaughters.
Email to make contact.

Proud Navy veteran of WW2. Volunteers at Deshon VA hospital, Butler, Pa. weekly.


April 21st 2005
07:06:37 PM
Who are you?  
JIMMY DELUCCA
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1969-70
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
FN
How can we contact you?  
E-mail
Jmdel2005@yahoo.com
Your address?  
p.o. box 226 Arroyo, Puerto Rico 00714
Any comments or messages?  
Remembering the long Med-Cruize


March 31st 2005
04:55:02 PM
Who are you?  
Richard A. White
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes Rockaway 29
When?  
1944 - 1946
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SM 3RD CLASS
How can we contact you?  
son's email or mail
Your address?  
18 Chestnut Ridge Road Apt 1, Queensbury, NY 12804
thewhitesnr@netscape.net
Any comments or messages?  
Richard White is my Dad and I, Randall White,am looking for shipmates for my Dad. He turns 81 on Monday April 4th. You can contact him directly via mail at the above address or thru me at the email address below. Thanks


January 18th 2005
12:41:04 PM
Who are you?  
TOM SULLIVAN
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YEA
When?  
61 - 63
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SECOND CLASS GUNNERS MATE
How can we contact you?  
HOME 614/471/4941 - OFFICE 740/548/2182
Your address?  
164 REGAL PLACE, GAHANNA, OHIO 43230
tsullivan@delnet.net
Any comments or messages?  
ST THOUGHT I WOULD SAY HELLO BRUCE AND EVERY
BODY AFTER 40 OTT YEARS


December 16th 2004
08:40:31 AM
Who are you?  
Steve Lyon
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
9/67 through 6/71
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA then ET3
How can we contact you?  
business # 1800 374 4149 or home # 610 670 1647
Your address?  
809 Broadcasting Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
stevekeymag@aol.com
Any comments or messages?  
Heard about this site from another crew member, Joe Yeasted who lives 1 mile from me in PA


November 13th 2004
02:40:21 PM
Who are you?  
Richard (Rick) aDAMS
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
2/60 - 12/62
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA - GM3
How can we contact you?  
Email
Your address?  
17208 N. 39th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308
JUDRICA@MSN.COM
Any comments or messages?  
Rememebr the good times I had on the Rock.


November 1st 2004
03:46:56 PM
Who are you?  
George Belz
Were you on the Rockaway?  
No-Served on the Yakutat
When?  
1955 to 1958
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
BT3
How can we contact you?  
gtbelz@bellsouth.net
Your address?  
427 A North Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034
Any comments or messages?  
I know that some of the crew transfered to the Rock.
Wonder if any remember the Yak or me.


November 1st 2004
10:56:01 AM
Who are you?  
Joe Olivier
Were you on the Rockaway?  
No
How can we contact you?  
E-mail
joeolivier@hotmail.com http://JoeTheAnimal.Homestead.com
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
Youngest son of Dave Olivier
Any comments or messages?  
My father, Dave Olivier, was on the Rockaway (he posted here a while back. Look through the previous posts to see it). I saw some of the stuff for a reunion and thought it might be fun to hear some stories from his old shipmates. I'm particularly interested in the stuff he'd hoped to "live down". Check out my website and shoot me an e-mail. I'd love to hear from you guys.

Just so you know, The Ramones did a song about Rockaway.
"Rock-Rock-Rockaway Beach!
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach!"
RIP, Joey and Dee Dee!


October 27th 2004
08:36:41 PM
Who are you?  
Wayne Reinhardt
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Nov 65 til Jan 67
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA (Corpsman Striker)
How can we contact you?  
E-Mail or Phone
Wmrcoastie@aol.com
Your address?  
16 Cottage Place Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Any comments or messages?  
Assigned to Rockaway straight out of Boot Camp as SA. On Deck Force under BM1 Kipkowski. CAPT Hagen was CO. Worked as Jack of the Dust then transferred into Sickbay as Corpsman Striker under HMC Michaels. Enjoyed one stormy Delta Ocean Station, then we were Oceanographic duty in the So. Atlantic, and Carribbean. Great liberties. Then we did Refresher Training in Gitmo, then Damage Control School in Phil. Naval Base. Was transferred off ship while she made a Cadet Cruise to the Great Lakes. In Jan 67 I was transferred to Hospital Corps School at Great Lakes. After transferred to CG Academy Hospital for Internship, then transferred to CG Base Seattle. After 6 mos, did a mutual transfer onto CGC Northwind for balance of my enlistment. Really enjoyed sea-duty !!!


October 24th 2004
06:12:45 PM
Who are you?  
Charles R. Wilkes MKCS Ret.
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1962
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
FA
How can we contact you?  
e-mail
wilkesglass@yahoo.com
Your address?  
541250 US Hwy 1 Callahan, Fl
Any comments or messages?  
Looking for George O. Johnson "4.0 Go" from Tex.
Kjellin should remember him from 1964 Rockaway. I believe Johnson became an EM.


October 22nd 2004
05:58:43 PM
Who are you?  
Julius (Jay) Jensen
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1959-1963
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
BT3
How can we contact you?  
E-mail mjjant@dreamscape.com
Your address?  
7688 Maple Road , Baldwinsville,NY 13027
Any comments or messages?  
I see a few guys on the list that were on the ship at the same time I was and would like to hear from them. I have been in contact with
Wendell Walker almost every day by e-mail who was also on the ship at the same time. Anyone ever see Ronnie Green or know where he is? He was the best man at my wedding. It was a military wedding and a lot of you were there. I am still kicking and ride one of my Harleys every day weather permitting and still with the same wife. Remember Marge?


October 21st 2004
04:06:16 PM
Who are you?  
Jack McCormick
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1960-1962
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
RM2
How can we contact you?  
e mail
jackcathy1@yahoo.com
Your address?  
Cape Cod, Ma. originally from L.I.
Any comments or messages?  
O-41, Mackinac, Rockaway, Customs house CCGD3.


October 11th 2004
09:04:33 AM
Who are you?  
Wendell Walker
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1961/62
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SN Electrician
How can we contact you?  
E-Mail, Mail, Phone: 813 645 4429
wendell.walker@att.net
Your address?  
6329 Wisteria Lane, Apollo Beach, Fl. 33572
Any comments or messages?  
Aboard just after Cadet cruise in 61, worked for Chief Thom. Discharged Oct 62. Five (I think) Ocean stations, Bermuda, and Gitmo in spring of 62.


September 15th 2004
05:30:41 PM
Who are you?  
Brian Phelan
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Best years in the CG.
When?  
May 1962-Dec 1964
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
FT1
How can we contact you?  
email
brian.phelan@comcast.net
Your address?  
81 Little River Road Hampton, New Hampshire 03842
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
Where are they now: Angel Cardona? Nels Kjellin?
Bruce Cranstoun? Tom Kennedy? Mike Sayles? GMC Vermilyea? Capt Marcus H. McGarrity?
Any comments or messages?  
Next reunion for sure.


September 7th 2004
08:55:58 AM
Who are you?  
Jack R. Main
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
several times in the 1960's
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Civilian weatherman
How can we contact you?  
w4ycz@access-4-free.com
Your address?  
172 Ocean Ave W. Norfolk, Va. 23503
Any comments or messages?  
I really miss making the weather patrols. There were 156 of them. I still threaten to run away from home and go back to sea but my wife reminds me that I am not allowed to cross the street


August 31st 2004
06:13:12 PM
Who are you?  
Mike Barnes
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1968-1971
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
sn
How can we contact you?  
19782497647
rockaway@trysb.net
Your address?  
115townfarm rd Orange Mass. 01364
Any comments or messages?  
learned a lot from the bakes


August 24th 2004
12:43:06 PM
Who are you?  
JIM CRONIN
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
MARCH 1967 AFTER TDY WITH SCRIPS INST. OF OCEANOGRAPHY
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SO-OT3
How can we contact you?  
E MAIL
CROMONORTO@AOL.COM
Your address?  
MASS.
Any comments or messages?  
NEEDED LEAVE FOR BROTHERS WEDDING-HAD 45 DAYS AND WAS GOING TO MEET SHIP IN SOUTH AMERICA BUT WAS NOT GRANTED. TRANSFERED TO MACKINAC


August 22nd 2004
01:39:35 PM
Who are you?  
Julius (JAY) Jensen
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1959 - 1963
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
BT3
How can we contact you?  
email or mail
Your address?  
7688 Maple Rd. Baldwinsville,NY 13027
mjjant@dreamscape.com
Any comments or messages?  
I got this notice of this from Wendell Walker with whom I have had contact with for the past couple of years. We were on the ship together while he served out his time. He found me through a high school reunion web page that had listed military services.


August 22nd 2004
11:32:15 AM
Who are you?  
Richard "Ole" Olson
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1962
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SO3
Your address?  
106 Edwina Ave.,Opp,AL 36467
rcolson@oppcatv.com
Any comments or messages?  
Bruce Cranstoun, If you see this contact me. I have original photo of the one you used on muster list.


August 22nd 2004
10:29:59 AM
Who are you?  
Robert E. Brennan
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1959 - 60
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EM3
How can we contact you?  
RBRENNAN2@dc.rr.com
Your address?  
182 Oasis St. - Sahara Park, Palm Springs, CA. 92264
Any comments or messages?  
Remember the 1959 Cadet Cruise. Retired EMCM
in 1975.


August 12th 2004
09:01:57 PM
Who are you?  
Dale D. Ilgen
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes 55-56
When?  
55-56
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
fn 3rd class
How can we contact you?  
1-715-689-2994
Your address?  
11478 n. shore dr Grantsburg wi 54840
djilgen@grantsburgtelcom.net
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
address and phone chg as above I sure enjoy the site and encourage coming to the reunions
Any comments or messages?  
Would enjoying hearing from anyone I served with 55&56


July 30th 2004
06:42:45 AM
Who are you?  
JOEL N. JARVI
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
AUG62-EARLY64
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
FA-EN3
How can we contact you?  
E-MAIL
jjarvi@chartermi.net
Your address?  
417 E. LINCOLN ST. NEGAUNEE MI. 49866-1711
Any comments or messages?  
GREAT PAGE. WAS ON 3 OCEAN STATIONS, 2 BERMUDA STANDBYS, AND CADET CRUISE TO OSLO SANDEFJORD, AMSTERDAM, FUNCHAL, AND SANTANDER SPAIN. CURTIS BAY IN DRY DOCK.


July 6th 2004
06:02:58 PM
Who are you?  
David R. Olivier (Ollie)
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1967-1969
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SN.SNBM,BM3
How can we contact you?  
E-Mail
DavenEllen2@cs.com
Your address?  
15815 Dugan Roseville, Mich. 48066
Any comments or messages?  
Spent two and a half (sometimes great) years on the ROCK.
Transferred to CG Station Atlantic Beach for balance of
enlistment.Learned a lot from Betsko, especially how to drink
Scotch.


April 29th 2004
01:57:48 PM
Who are you?  
Jerry Gies
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1967-1969
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
AG2
How can we contact you?  
email
jgies@firstcity.org
Your address?  
1001 S Broadway Leavenworth, KS 66048
Any comments or messages?  
I remember Easttropac 2 and 3 and left for Oceanography school and missed the Africa trip. Six weeks in Panama when we bent a prop and went into drydock and lots of days at the Marina.


April 21st 2004
07:58:14 AM
Who are you?  
Porter SN-Dwight G.- - laundry man 1967-1970
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1967-1970
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Seaman
How can we contact you?  
800-635-1938
info@portermusicbox.com
Your address?  
PO Box 424 Randolph, Vermont 05060
Any comments or messages?  
like to hear from any old shipmates, check out my web site www.portermusicbox.com


April 5th 2004
01:15:35 PM
Who are you?  
Bill King
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes ... Twice
When?  
1950 - 1952 and 1953 -1955
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Gunners Mate First Class
How can we contact you?  
Phone: 505 294-3451
bking10@msn.com http://www.jesusknotboard.com
Your address?  
Albuquerque, NM
Any comments or messages?  
I was on the Rockaway in 1950 when we lost Captain Hinnant and remember seeing his daughter when she visited the Rockaway before we went out on that weather patrol. I would like to tell her that her father had to go over the fantail to free up the screws because of the storm coming up. He was one of the finest men I have ever known.
I was transferred to the CGC Gentian in 1952, then returned to the Rockaway in 1953 to 1955. I made the 1954 Cadet Cruise and was aboard when Hurricane Diane forced us to abandon the British Freighter Wychwood.
I had 6 years in the regulars and 10 years in the reserves. I now make "Jesus Knot Boards" with the skills I learned in the Coast Guard. So far I have made over 1,151 boards and over 100 hang in 33 Foreign Countries. You can see one on my web site (below). I would also like to make a few Rockaway Boards for my old shipmates. I hope you'll get back to me.


March 24th 2004
09:40:15 AM
Who are you?  
Orin (Charlie) Stark MKCM (Ret.)
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1949/50
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Fireman 1st class
How can we contact you?  
E-mail
Chasstar29@aol.com
Your address?  
37 Noank-Ledyard Rd., Mystic CT 063555
Any comments or messages?  
Came out of the Navy ... My first ship in the CG. Saw a few of the crew at our last reunion.


March 1st 2004
04:49:00 PM
Who are you?  
Richard Wickman
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1968 - 1970
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SN
How can we contact you?  
E-Mail
rickiris@aol.com
Your address?  
New York, NY
Any comments or messages?  
Recognized shipmates Tom Bestko, Chris Haden, Charles Higbee, Barry Search. Chris if you see this you might remember how we drove Tom B crazy trying to remember the "12 days of christmas" while going to Africa. Was also on the Rockaway to Barbados, left in 1970 for Station Rockaway. I have pictures of Tom, Chris and Barry I will try to send.


February 16th 2004
07:09:03 PM
Who are you?  
Bill Carlson
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Dec. 1961 tik Dec 1964
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SO3, SO2
How can we contact you?  
By above E mail or Address
Beavercreek2@msn.com
Your address?  
3964 Beavercreek Cr. Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Any comments or messages?  
Bruce Cranstoun, If you see this contact me.


February 9th 2004
12:42:50 PM
Who are you?  
BRUCE CRANSTOUN "CRANNY"
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
1961-1968
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SNRD - RDC
Your address?  
PMB 206 605 LAPALCO BLVD. STE C- 2 GRETNA, LA 70056
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  

Any comments or messages?  
ENJOY SEEING NAMES FROM THE PAST. HOPE TO GET TO THE NEXT REUNION