(Total Entries: 50)
February 8th 2002
07:09:09 PM
Who are you?  
Paul Robertson
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Twice: Feb 53 - Dec 53 & Oct 59 - Oct 61
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Qm2/Qm1 & QMC
How can we contact you?  
Email: Probert441@aol.com
Your address?  
N Miami Beach, FL 33179
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
QM1 Carters' name is Gordon.

Any comments or messages?  
I went on to RCC NY then Skipper of CGC Manitou,then Sta New London, Group New Haven,Group Rockaway and finally retired in 1978 from District Office (sar). Did 16 years as Code Enforcement officer in North Miami Beach, FL and am now selling Real Estate. Just can't seem to quit. This really brings back memories. And, of course, EVERYBODY knows Pappy Meadows, the only submarine sailor on Rockaway.


February 7th 2002
01:14:19 PM
Who are you?  
John Adams
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1/67 - 9/68
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SK3
How can we contact you?  
E-Mail
jsadamsportmgr@earthlink.net
Your address?  
Coventry, RI
Any comments or messages?  
After leaving USCGC Rockaway, I stayed in the Reserves, became an officer, served as CO of 5 Reserve Units in MA, RI & CT, spent 2 years at Atlantic Area on Governors Island, and one year with FEMA in Hartford, CT. Retired from the reserves in 1997 with more than 30 years service at Rank of CDR.


February 7th 2002
11:31:47 AM
Who are you?  
Gene Buras
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
4/66 to 7/67
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
YN1
How can we contact you?  
Web
Genefran@webtv.net
Your address?  
Columbus, NJ
Any comments or messages?  
Looking forward to the Reunion in April.We had a great crew onboard.


February 7th 2002
10:23:38 AM
Who are you?  
Larry Gemoets
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1971-2 Decommissioned Her
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
ETC
How can we contact you?  
email
sanlar@yahoo.com
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


February 1st 2002
09:09:45 PM
Who are you?  
Bill Ohlmeyer SK2
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
1955-1956
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SK2
How can we contact you?  
mail, E-mail
captbish@earthlink.net
Your address?  
Fl. 34446
Any comments or messages?  
Look forward to seeing you ALL in Orlando


January 26th 2002
04:54:36 PM
Who are you?  
Carl M. Pearce
Were you on the Rockaway?  
absolutely
When?  
March 69-March 71
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
QM3
How can we contact you?  
cpearce@si.rr.com or 718-948-1858
Your address?  
NY 10308
Any comments or messages?  
Didn't move far home base on Staten Island. The cruises to Barbados and the Med were great. Still have a bunch of great pictures I took back then.


January 19th 2002
09:31:21 AM
Who are you?  
MKCM Robert O. Huff, USCG(Ret.)
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1951
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EN2
How can we contact you?  
Letter or E-mail
ROH1@aol.com
Your address?  
VA 23608
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
None.
Any comments or messages?  
You have an outstanding website that is a credit to the "ROCK" and her crew(s). The Rockaway was a proud great United States Coast Guard Cutter. I'll go through the papers I have and see if I can provide you names of crew members.


January 18th 2002
12:50:06 PM
Who are you?  
Mike Stern
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1959
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EN2
How can we contact you?  
516 349 1153
Stern-M@msn.com
Your address?  
N.Y.
Any comments or messages?  
I just dicovered this site. Brought back lots of memories. I was in B2 engineroom under ENC Umpstead, I also remember Pappy Meadows ENC.


January 17th 2002
12:57:29 PM
Who are you?  
James Wilson
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Jan 1961 to June 1962
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
E3
How can we contact you?  
email or Ph 561-276-0636
jawilson@us.ibm.com http://us.ibm.com
Your address?  
Delray Beach, Fl
Any comments or messages?  
Made 3 ice patrols, 1 cadet cruse, and once to Bermuda, Was on board for 3 fires (no Fun). From the Rockaway I went to Yorktown Va for the rest of my Hitch.


January 12th 2002
03:50:00 PM
Who are you?  
Frank Buesseler
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
June 1951 until late 1952
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Ensign
How can we contact you?  
e-mail
fbuesseler@earthlink.net
Your address?  
NC 28443
Any comments or messages?  
Came to the Rockaway right out of the Academy. Served under Capt Moulton. Great experience, remember most, the rough seas on Weather Patrol. Had a lifelong friendship with Ens Stan Sirignano (Engine Room) until his death last year.


January 12th 2002
01:18:55 PM
Who are you?  
Terry Hooper
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
68-70
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
em2
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
New e-mail address th367163@msn.com
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


January 10th 2002
11:08:53 AM
Who are you?  
CWO-3 John Drozdz, Ret.
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
9/55 - 7/57
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SK1
How can we contact you?  
e-mail
john.drozdz@gte.net
Your address?  
FL 34655
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
My listed demise is in error; trust me, I am alive and well. Last time I checked, BP was 110/70.
Any comments or messages?  
Reviewing the names of many shipmates brought back many pleasant sailing memories, albeit was taken aback to see myself listed as deceased. A great web site. Would be nice to hear from any former shipmates. Anybody know the whereabouts of CWO Norris Hickman?? My Xmas cards were returned the past 2 yrs.


December 27th 2001
02:34:13 PM
Who are you?  
Ed Porch
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1965 to 1966
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
BM2
How can we contact you?  
E-Mail
ewporch@yahoo.com
Any comments or messages?  
I had the privlege of serving under Capt. Mac.,
JJ Cadigan, And BMCS Harry Watson on 2 Ocean Stations and the 1965 Cadet Cruise with the Eagle and the Castlerock. It was a very good learning experience, and it didn't take them long to get the sand out of my shoes.


December 11th 2001
08:51:32 PM
Who are you?  
Chris Hayden III
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
August-1966 to June-1-1970
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA to BM2
How can we contact you?  
e mail
Chris90277@aol.com
Your address?  
CA 90277
Any comments or messages?  
Boot Camp to the Rockaway 3 years 8 months later separated in Boston. Had a great time, saw alot of the world and alot of water


December 4th 2001
01:18:46 PM
Who are you?  
Marc Herman
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1971-1972 decomissioning
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA
How can we contact you?  
e-mail
Daspyder@aol.com
Your address?  
Staten Island, New York
Any comments or messages?  
Reported aboard in Curtis Bay MD drydocks right out of boot camp,made the Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Barbados cruises,became a Shellback August 71,Decommissioned her in Jan 72 at Governors Island NY. After I separated I went to work for the Governors Island Ferry for 20 years. I now work on the Staten Island Ferry.


November 26th 2001
06:52:20 PM
Who are you?  
Robert Nolan
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
during WW2
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Fireman First Class
How can we contact you?  
email
bobdenolan@aol.com
Any comments or messages?  
I would be interested in hearing from anyone aboard the Rockaway during WW2. Especially Paul Lanzi, or anyone who remember him. Thank you, Bob


November 17th 2001
05:04:16 AM
Who are you?  
Allen E. Detwiler
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
'65-'67
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
RD1
How can we contact you?  
Tely - 352 236 8820, US postal service, e mail
bad83cg77@aol.com
Your address?  
Oct to May// 3151 NE 56th Ave., Box #2, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1488
Any comments or messages?  
Planning to attend the 26-28 April '02 Reunion.Will bring srap book.


November 16th 2001
09:33:01 PM
Who are you?  
David D. Lockhart
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Aug '59 to May '60 & summer '67
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
FA '59-60 - AG1 in '67
How can we contact you?  
e-mail or regular mail
dlockhart@snet.net
Your address?  
CT 06320-3031
Any comments or messages?  
Worked in Engine room B-2, remember ENC Meadows.
Made Bermuda standby, Delta, and GITMO. Went to AG school in May '60.
Also made EASTPAC (not sure of title) in summer '67, was with the team from the Oceanographic Unit out of Washington DC, was AG1. Retired as MSTC Dec '79.



November 15th 2001
05:26:35 PM
Who are you?  
David C. Myers
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Dec 1960 - Aug 1962
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SNYN
How can we contact you?  
via email
yellz_here@hotmail.com
Your address?  
Va 23072
Any comments or messages?  
Retired Coast Guard 1989 as a YNCS


October 31st 2001
04:32:49 PM
Who are you?  
Enrique Camunas (chico) EMCM ret
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
!963 through 1966
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EMC/EMCS
How can we contact you?  
E-mail: e_camunas@yahoo.com
Your address?  
CA.
Any comments or messages?  
During my tenure made cadet cruise to west coast and various patrols. transferred to Minnetonka W67 after three years retired and remained in sunny california. After 22 more years as Chief electrical inspector for county of orange retired again. still living in CA.


October 31st 2001
05:20:47 AM
Who are you?  
HarryT (Tom) Hill
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1965-1966
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Sk1
How can we contact you?  
(757)253-2274
Bhill@tcyorktown.uscg.mil
Your address?  
VA 23185
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


October 28th 2001
01:27:26 PM
Who are you?  
Don Perillo
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1959-1960 and 1970-1971
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
ET3 - CWO ELC
How can we contact you?  
doncoastie@aol.com
Your address?  
Scottsdale, AZ
Any comments or messages?  
Enjoyed both my tours on the Rockaway. My second tour was under CO CDR Judd and my roommate was John Massey, CWOENG (the Bear.) Would love to hear from anyone who was there during my tour.


October 27th 2001
05:56:29 PM
Who are you?  
John C. Miller
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
June '68 - December '69
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
ENS
How can we contact you?  
Telephone: (802)533-7720
millerjk@together.net
Your address?  
Vermont 05836
Any comments or messages?  
Its good to hear that crews from the "Rock" are beginning to gather. I know that our tours were a special time for all of us. Sometimes,it seems like only yesterday and I can still hear the soft raspy voice of Chief Wilfong saying "Mr. Miller, may I have a word with you?"


October 27th 2001
05:40:18 PM
Who are you?  
Joe Flood
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1955 thru 1957
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
So2
How can we contact you?  
email or snailmail
starbuck@pineland.net
Your address?  
Ga 30420
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


October 21st 2001
06:14:20 PM
Who are you?  
Robert Royds RMCM (Ret)
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Jun 58 - Dec 59 & Sep 62 - Feb 64
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
RM3, RM1
How can we contact you?  
radar@optonline.net
Your address?  
NY 11972
Any comments or messages?  
Chipped lota paint on the ROCK. Made 2Bravos, 2Charlie, a Delta an Echo, 3 Bermuda Standbys,
2Cadet Cruises, and a Reserve Cruise to Nova Scotia. Retired Aug 77. Since retiremet worked ITT Ship-Shore Morse station, local marinas &
7 years as Radio Electronics Officer in US merchant Marine. Regards to all my old shipmates.


October 19th 2001
07:49:40 AM
Who are you?  
Chris Megella
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1965-66
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA
How can we contact you?  
e-mail
cmegella@state.pa.us
Your address?  
PA 17112
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


October 17th 2001
07:20:36 AM
Who are you?  
Omer Lobley
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1952- 1953
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EM1
How can we contact you?  
e-mail olobe1@aol.com
Your address?  
NY 10605
Any comments or messages?  
Great Ship, great time


October 14th 2001
05:52:09 AM
Who are you?  
Frank Virgilio
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1968
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
FA
How can we contact you?  
EMAIL
njco@bellatlantic.net
Your address?  
NJ 08028
Any comments or messages?  
ITS GOOD TO SEE THE NAMES OF OLD FRIENDS


October 6th 2001
09:26:23 PM
Who are you?  
Louis J. Gauthier
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1961-1964
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
DC-3
How can we contact you?  
work 315-724-0349 home 315 826-3698
gauthier@ntcnet.com
Your address?  
New York 13324
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


October 6th 2001
07:44:48 AM
Who are you?  
William (Ray) Flynn
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Dec. 56 to Apr. 58
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SN
How can we contact you?  
e-mail or address
rflynn@wmsgaming.com
Your address?  
WI 53104
Any comments or messages?  
The Rock was quite an experience. It's one I've never forgot. This web site is a great idea.
After I left the Rockaway (as a deck ape I sometimes called it the Rustaway) I went back to ET school, served on 3 LORAN stations in the 7th district, and finished up 7 years of duty in New London. Right now I'm a tech writer in a slot machine manufacturing company.


September 29th 2001
12:53:13 AM
Who are you?  
Jay Daly
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
68-69
dalyj@ct1.nai.net
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SN in O&M Division
Any comments or messages?  
Made Africa Trip right out of bootcamp. Then the BOMEX trip. Left that one early after getting caught in the Port Side Deep Sea Winch during an STD cast. Ouch!!

Just found this site 09/29/01


September 23rd 2001
12:19:31 PM
Who are you?  
Bob W. Lupton
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
March1954 to Nov. 1957
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EM des. to EM1
How can we contact you?  
bwlupton@swbell.net
Your address?  
OK 73160
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
Great web sight.
Any comments or messages?  
Still trying to contact Bob Marks, Durmount Daley or anyone else that might remember me having coughing spasms. I was one of the movie projection persons. I 'll try to come to the reunion.


September 21st 2001
02:55:17 PM
Who are you?  
Carl E. Leh
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1949-1950
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EM 3
Your address?  
PA 19540
marleh@ptd.net
Any comments or messages?  
Great ship, great crew!


September 10th 2001
12:02:17 PM
Who are you?  
David H. Daniel - EM3
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1954 - 1955
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EM3
How can we contact you?  
edaniel312@aol.com
Your address?  
Fl 32137
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
I have several photo's of the Rockaway and crew.

Enjoyed my stay aboard the Rockaway.
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


September 7th 2001
07:19:46 AM
Who are you?  
Hugh Daugherty
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1960-61
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA, SN, SNQM
How can we contact you?  
Email, snail mail
hjwd@cape.com http://hjwdonline.com
Your address?  
Mass., 02642
Any comments or messages?  
Was aboard during the period of 4 fires, damn neer blew up Earl NJ. Left for AG school & ended up with the Int Ice Patrol. I see Chief Benton's name mentioned, is that old salt still around?


September 4th 2001
08:35:38 PM
Who are you?  
George Brookshire
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
61 to 65
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Fireman
How can we contact you?  
281-379-3036
abrenner@houston.rr.com
Your address?  
Tx 77375
Any comments or messages?  
Anyone on board during this time I would like to here from you.


August 31st 2001
09:26:39 PM
Who are you?  
Alfred E. Radtke
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
Mar.,1957 to Nov.,1960
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA to QM2
How can we contact you?  
jobudflg@hotmail.com
Any comments or messages?  
I arrived on the Rock when she was in drydock in Hoboken. I'm now retired and living in Arizona. Would enjoy hearing from old shipmates.


August 26th 2001
05:11:38 PM
Who are you?  
RONALD E. LEBEL
Were you on the Rockaway?  
YES
When?  
9/62 to 1/66
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
QM2
How can we contact you?  
Email MY NEIGHBOR
GUY.BEDARD@GETRONICS.COM
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


August 21st 2001
11:49:40 PM
Who are you?  
Gregorio Cabotaje
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
1962-1964
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SD3
How can we contact you?  
e-mail or by mail
riolita42@aol.com
Your address?  
CA 90620
Any comments or messages?  
I enjoyed my tour aboard the Rockaway and like to hear from my old shipmate. I served for 24 years in the U S Coast Guard and retired SKCM.


August 20th 2001
12:46:22 PM
Who are you?  
RMC Thomas G. Wagner USCG Ret.
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1949 - 1953
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
RM3/RM2
How can we contact you?  
856 428 3449
cogard67@aol.com
Your address?  
NJ 08034
Any comments or messages?  
Served aboard the Rockaway off and on during that period, was back and forth between CCGD3 Comm. Center and the Rockaway. Was aboard when we lost Cmdr. J.R. Hinnant. He was an excellent officer and was very well like by his crew.


August 14th 2001
03:37:37 PM
Who are you?  
Rich O'Brien
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
After boot camp - Sept.1951 to Feb. 1952 - trans.to Groton Ct.
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SA SN
How can we contact you?  
E-mail
r.m.obrien@verizon.net
Your address?  
PA 15220
Any comments or messages?  
Still have copy of Christmas card for Dec.1951 with the Rockaway's picture. I remember the chief botswains mate - Charlock (I think) from Pottstown PA. A tough "boats". Remember Christmas eve rescue in Newfoundland and subsequent New Years brawl. I was 18 at the time and it was really adventurous.


August 12th 2001
06:09:49 PM
Who are you?  
Edward Hedrick
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
May 1966- Jan 1968
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EN3
How can we contact you?  
E-mail or Phone 203-261-9507
hedlawn@hotmail.com
Your address?  
Conn 06611
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
Will be there for reunion!!!
Any comments or messages?  
Transferred Jan 1968 to CGtracen Garage 1968-1969.
Joined USNR 1977, retired 1995 as MR-1, assiged to
USS Orion AS-18 Lamaddelena Italy. Have lots of pics of Rock including yards when lost the mount.
Was baby on second shellback after Stan Fletcher.


August 10th 2001
02:50:22 PM
Who are you?  
Len Schlueter
Were you on the Rockaway?  
yes
When?  
Jan. 67-Sept. 69
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
EN-3
Your address?  
Fl. 34436
lensspot@atlantic.net
Any comments or messages?  
(no comment)


August 9th 2001
08:51:50 AM
Who are you?  
George F. Wilkens
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes,
When?  
Nov. 1957 to Aug. 1960
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
Ensign and later JG
How can we contact you?  
gmwilkens@mohawk.net
Your address?  
NY 12501
Any comments or messages?  
Would enjoy hearing from anyone I served with. Still remember the Rockaway fondly.


August 1st 2001
10:57:06 PM
Who are you?  
Jack Serany
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1965 - 1968
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
RM1
How can we contact you?  
Email - jserany@qwest.net
http://www.serany.com
Your address?  
Phoenix, AZ
Any comments or messages?  
Serving on the Rockaway was a Great experience. Contact me if I served with you.


August 1st 2001
01:21:43 PM
Who are you?  
Frank Albright, Jr.
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes - twice
When?  
April 1951 to May 1954 / May 1964 to July 1966
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
QM2 and QM1
How can we contact you?  
(727) 593-3022
fogi@webtv.net
Your address?  
FL 33785-2225
Any comments or messages?  
Looking forward to the reunion. Many sea-goingexperiences and laughter.


July 31st 2001
08:19:25 PM
Who are you?  
Steve Huddy
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1964=1968
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
BM3
How can we contact you?  
email or phone (937) 642=8222
huddymoto@yahoo.com
Your address?  
Ohio 43040
Any comments or messages?  
I am really looking forward to this reunion.My " banana port" days on the Rock are some of my best memories.


July 29th 2001
01:33:54 PM
Who are you?  
Joe Weber
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1958
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
QM1
How can we contact you?  
By E-mail
ljweber@home.com
Any comments or messages?  
CO was CAPT. R.T. NORRIS. XO was CDR. BECKWITH.


July 26th 2001
06:02:54 PM
Who are you?  
Ed Kane
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1970 to decomissioning (1972)
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
SN
How can we contact you?  
800 242 7276 ext.2485
ekane21762@aol.com
Any comments or messages?  
Great ship. had a lot of great times in New Foundland, Barbados, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico.
Got busted because we ran over a bouy while I was on Bridge Lookout. Got busted again for assulting Ensign Markeepoo Ships. Retired in
August of 2000 after 30 years as a BMC.


July 26th 2001
08:42:23 AM
Who are you?  
Ernest G. Birchfield
Were you on the Rockaway?  
Yes
When?  
1942 Plank Owner on USS Rockaway AVP-29
Rank ot Rate onboard?  
S2c
How can we contact you?  
Email: Birchxyz@cs.com
Your address?  
Florida 33066
Any corrections, suggestions or additions?  
I am a Plank Owner on the USS Rockaway AVP 29.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for this Ship. It was my first one. Anyone who ever served on this Ship is family, as far as I'm concerned! Hope to see you in Orlando next year. It won't be difficult for me since I live 225 miles away!
Any comments or messages?  
She was a fantastically beautiful ship. It was blue and had a white star on the bow. We were at pier 92 and docked behind the California. We loaded ammo for 5 days solid before leaving Seattle. It was literally a floating ammunition dump! That was the reason I left it in mid 43.