Welcome Shipmates and Guests to the "Ships Log" of the

U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard

If you can donate any old cruise books, photos,

BHR paperwork, flyers, pamplets, etc., please e-mail me.

These items would be used for future reference and for posting on this site.

I am always putting together

pics and other info, contributed by former shipmates, for posting to this site.

YOU MAY ACCESS THIS SITE AT- www.bhr31.com

"REUNION 2001"- Spokane WA. Aug.8-12. See reunion section.

Richard Groll - 12/27/00 22:57:30
My URL:http://www.richardgrollcpa.com
My Email:rpgroll@pacbell.net
From-City/State: Studio City, CA
Division/Rate: OR/RM2
Years Aboard: 1955-1956

Comments:
I was on the recommissioning crew from July, 1955 until midway through her Westpac cruise. I transferred off in Subic Bay, Philipines. Great crew, Great friends, great ship. I watched her being dismantelled in San Pedro, CA. A sad end for a great ship. I attended the commissioning of her name sake, LHD6, in Pensicola, FL.



grey,robert,a. - 12/27/00 17:54:03
From-City/State: decatur,ga.
Division/Rate: eb/g3sn
Years Aboard: 1960-1964

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Ralph Riemann - 12/27/00 16:31:35
My Email:rmriemann@navix.net
From-City/State: Lincoln, Nebraska
Division/Rate: V-2 ABEAN
Years Aboard: 1962-63

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Earl O. Barnes - 12/27/00 02:58:21
My Email:barnesek@entercomp.com
From-City/State: Enterprise, Alabama
Division/Rate: V6/AE2
Years Aboard: 1955=1956

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Earl O. Barnes - 12/27/00 02:58:15
My Email:barnesek@entercomp.com
From-City/State: Enterprise, Alabama
Division/Rate: V6/AE2
Years Aboard: 1955=1956

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RONALD C. LEACH - 12/26/00 20:42:45
My Email:AUDWULF@CS.COM
From-City/State: ST. LOUIS, MO.
Division/Rate: V-3 LAN
Years Aboard: 1957-1959

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Andy Anderson - 12/26/00 05:24:19
My Email:MagAndy@juno.com
From-City/State: Lane/Ks
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58-60

Comments:
Just a note to tell all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Remember the reason for the season is the coming of Jesus Christ. Hope to come in contact with some of my old shipmates. I do plan to be at the next reunion in August.



David Van Keuren - 12/26/00 04:34:53
My Email:dvkatsd@home.com
From-City/State: Kingston, New York
Division/Rate: Navigation Div. QM3
Years Aboard: 1969-1970

Comments:
Some of the best years of my life were spent aboard Bonnie Dick, but I was too young, foolish and inexperienced at the time to realize it! I think that's a common sentiment amoung a lot of us Bonnie Dick shipmates. I was a Quartermaster 3rd Class in the N vigation Dept. from Jan 1969 to ships decommissiong in Dec. 1970. Made both WestPac cruises in those years and then transfered to U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CVS-14) for remainder of enlistment until discharge in Oct 72. Due to a screwup during moveing from one ouse to another years ago, I lost all my Navy memorabilia includeing both my WestPac Bonnie Dick cruisebooks from 69 and 70. If anyone has an extra cruisebook from either of those years or knows where I may be able to obtain one please contact me via e-m il. I would like to see a reunion soon in San Diego where I live and where Bonnie Dick was home ported for so many years. I spent many an hour at sea and anchor detail as the helmsman steering Bonnie Dick in and out of San Diego Harbor. Hope to see many of you at a reunion soon.



George Cox- BHR Webmaster - 12/25/00 06:19:44
My URL:http://www.bhr31,com
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE- IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! I want to wish all shipmates and friends who have visited this site, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year." May your holidays be filled with family and friends and many warm memories.



steve robinson - 12/25/00 05:15:08
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From-City/State: hayward, calif.
Division/Rate: EB division/#4fr./BT-3
Years Aboard: 68 till 71

Comments:
the best of the holiday season to all!



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Paul Sorg - 12/24/00 01:17:49
My Email:hpewlcentsorg@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Auburn, In.
Division/Rate: EA Div. MR 2
Years Aboard: 1960-1963

Comments:
This is a great web site, a big thank you to those who created it. Does anyone remember going through typhoon Nancy?



Curtis Essex - 12/23/00 03:52:00
My Email:w4ows@msn.com
From-City/State: Chattanooga, TN
Division/Rate: B Div BT2
Years Aboard: 50-53

Comments:
Have enjoted several reunions and looking forward to many more. Would like to hear from any of the B Div gang.



Herman R. Moeller - 12/22/00 20:59:49
My Email:hrmoeller7lionel@peoplepc.com
From-City/State: Albany, Georgia
Division/Rate: Dental Dept. DT1
Years Aboard: 2 tours - 5 years

Comments:
Two tours aboard the best ship (Aircraft Carrier)in the Pacific Fleet 1963-64 and 1966-1968. Retired from the Navy (30 years) 1 July 1987(DTCM) was a very successful naval career. Wish all shipmates the very best



Michael Lorang - 12/21/00 20:53:21
My Email:LorangM@AOL.com
From-City/State: Pasco, WA
Division/Rate: Nav/QM3
Years Aboard: 1967-1968

Comments:
I remember very well the cruise of 68. Our stay at Pearl was cut short by the Pueblo incident, but we had some great times at Subic, Sasebo, Singapore and Yokosuka. I dearly miss the adventure and comradship. Couldn't wait to get out at the time. Now I w nder why I was so anxious. It was the best and the worst time, but I have the fondest memories of those days.



Gary C. Strobridge - 12/20/00 03:08:26
My Email:garystrobridge@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Buena Vista, Colorado
Division/Rate: Dental/DT3
Years Aboard: 1966 & 1967

Comments:
I would love to hear from my former shipmates. H.R. Moeller, Fred Cruz, Charles Russell, Ronald Bobian, and Bill Heston, Timothy Graves (Airdale). I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for the Men & Women serving aboard the new Bon Homme Richard and say Best Wishes and may God Bless you. Have a safe voyage and speedy return. Love----STRO



carl (andy) anderson - 12/20/00 00:09:13
My Email:lindafools@wcc.net
From-City/State: san angelo, tx
Division/Rate: oc ac3
Years Aboard: 1960-1963

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Elliot Casten - 12/15/00 21:52:59
My Email:ecasten@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Palm Bay, Florida
Division/Rate: E-M/MM2
Years Aboard: 1955-1957

Comments:
Season's Greetings to all our shipmates out there and I hope everyone has a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.



Wallace D. Kerr Jr. - 12/13/00 15:42:14
My URL:http://www.anglefire,com/pa3/jollywally
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: Jamestown now Hadley, Pa.
Division/Rate: EB /BT2
Years Aboard: 61-65

Comments:
Its that time of year to wish every one happy hollidays, and wounder where all your buddies are. Wally Kerr BT2 USS BHR 31



Wallace D. Kerr Jr. - 12/13/00 15:35:04

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ED WOODRICH - 12/12/00 20:16:56
My Email:WOODRICHEG@NAVAIR.NAVY.MIL
From-City/State: OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Division/Rate: G-3/SN
Years Aboard: 1960 TO 1962

Comments:
LOOKING FOR A 1961 WESTPAC CRUISE BOOK.



Doyle Fry - 12/10/00 23:13:01
My Email:doyle@mddc.com
From-City/State: Creston, Iowa
Division/Rate: Fuels Division AE
Years Aboard: l959 & 60

Comments:
Finished last half of WesPac Cruise and departed Bremmerton, Wash after entering drydock for overhaul.



Bufford Blaney - 12/08/00 02:29:02
My Email:rrace66@aol.com
From-City/State: Pineville La
Division/Rate: OIL LAB FN
Years Aboard: 1964 to 1968

Comments:
Bufford is now a preacher at a curch in north ark has been in the ministry for about 20 yrs address P o BOX 99 ASH FLATS ARK 72513 can email brother Ronney at rrace66@aol.com



steve robinson - 12/07/00 15:23:54
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From-City/State: hayward, calif.
Division/Rate: EB/#4 fireroom/BT-3
Years Aboard: 68-71

Comments:
on this day, i want to say thanks to all those that served back then. and to all those that gave their all, so that i could write this. THANK YOU!!



D.P. Spetter - 12/07/00 05:27:04
My Email:dnspetter@aol.com
Division/Rate: V-2
Years Aboard: 1967 to 1970

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Don Roen - 12/03/00 04:54:20
My URL:http://members.aol.com/donroen/
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, California
Division/Rate: ADJ-3 VA-93 Line
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
You snipes can use computers, but the squadrons don't have a clue what it is. Happy Holidays to you all. By the way, anyone from the Bonnie Dick is welcome to sign my guestbook. I have a few pictures of the 68 cruise you may be interested in, along with a shot of myself, suitable for framing. LOL Don



ronney blaney - 12/03/00 04:23:42
My Email:rrace66@aol.com
From-City/State: baton rouge la
Division/Rate: eb evap fn
Years Aboard: 1966 to 1969

Comments:
hi im looking for old shipmates to share the good old days send me a email if you were with mo



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Dunsavage,Edward J - 11/29/00 20:27:34
My Email:ededsr@webtv.net
From-City/State: new Jersey
Division/Rate: AB2
Years Aboard: 1955-57

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Jason C. Finley - 11/29/00 03:53:31
My Email:J G

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Wayne C. Long - 11/28/00 01:39:28
My Email:firefighterbruce@yahoo.com
From-City/State: Hildebran, NC
Division/Rate: V1/ ABAN
Years Aboard: 1957-1959

Comments:
Information above is my father's. He would like to hear from anyone who served with him on the BHR. Email me and I'll see that he gets it. Always enjoy visiting your page.



Edward J Dunsavage - 11/28/00 00:58:26
My Email:ededsr@webtv.net
From-City/State: Edison New Jersey
Division/Rate: V2 AB2
Years Aboard: 1955 -1957

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Edward J Dunsavage - 11/28/00 00:57:42
My Email:ededsr@webtv.net
From-City/State: Edison New Jersey
Division/Rate: V2 AB2
Years Aboard: 1955 -1957

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Michael Soto - 11/23/00 20:36:47
My Email:Mykdecal@cs.com
From-City/State: Hayward, Ca.
Division/Rate: E-R (logroom), YN3
Years Aboard: 2/62 thru 9/63

Comments:
Initially came onboard to No 4 fireroom and talked my way into the "logroom" as a yeoman!- striker. (Thanks to Murphy BT1) I remember Wally Kerr from the "oil gang"...too. I've signed the ship's log before, but now have a new e-mail addy. Geo. Cox, doi fine job, fella. Can't forget about ole Ralp Pound, also! Like to find Dan Brodie, YN3, James Stirewalt, YN3 and ole Tanner YN2.



steve robinson - 11/23/00 05:14:40
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From-City/State: hayward, calif.
Division/Rate: EB DIV. #4 fireroom/BT-3
Years Aboard: 68 to 71

Comments:
there are a lot of snipes who know how to use a pc.lol hope you all have a great thanksgiving.



Larry Eudy - 11/23/00 04:15:54
My Email:lgellp62@earthlink.net
From-City/State: Monroe NC
Division/Rate: EB DIV BT2
Years Aboard: 1958--1962

Comments:
Served in two and four fire rooms. Would love to hear from anyone that served with me. Signed on here before but now have a new e-mail address



PAUL F COLLARD JR. - 11/21/00 20:04:54
From-City/State: GRIFFITH, IN 46319
Division/Rate: AIRMAN
Years Aboard: 1 CRUISE APR - NOV 1970

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larry metten - 11/20/00 02:49:22
My Email:ebakerptng@aol.com
From-City/State: valencia ca
Division/Rate: g2 sn
Years Aboard: 64 66

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Joe K. Reynolds - 11/19/00 11:57:20
My Email:joecar1@home.com
From-City/State: Phoenix, AZ
Division/Rate: B & A MM2
Years Aboard: 1960 thru 1963

Comments:
Hi guys, I suspect I'm one of the few snipes who learned to use a computer. I say that because I haven't seen many engineering types on the list of old shipmates. I went aboard BHR at Bremerton, WA while she was undergoing repairs during the summer of 960 and was aboard when the old plymouth was catapulted off the flight deck. I exited the ship upon discharge December 1963, a month after President Kennedy was killed. I've been trying to locate an old shipmate who served with me while I was assigned in (A) Division. His name is Harold Brooner and he was from Tulsa, OK. If anyone knows how to find this old friend of mine, please E-mail me.



Oscar Leverette - 11/18/00 01:21:20
My Email:olever@aol.com
From-City/State: Macon, Ga
Division/Rate: WF division FTG-3
Years Aboard: 1967-1970

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DOUGLASS E. KOENITZER - 11/18/00 00:19:35
My Email:KENDALK@HDCDOJNET.STATE.CA.US
From-City/State: DAVIS, CA
Division/Rate: VF 213 LTJG
Years Aboard: 1960-1961

Comments:
PLEASE INFORM ME OF ANY REUNIONS 6860 CUNNINGHAM WAY SACRAMENTO, CA 95828



Mick Lose - 11/15/00 00:27:05
My URL:http://www.huntingcamp.itgo.com
My Email:adl1@psu.edu
From-City/State: Bellefonte,Pa.
Division/Rate: E B / BT3
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

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Andy Gdog Gdo - 11/11/00 02:43:37
From-City/State: Lane,KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58-60

Comments:
Sorry to use so much space but if you will go down the Ships Log in July you will find my last name and E-Mail address.



Andy Gdog Gdo - 11/11/00 02:33:26
From-City/State: Lane,KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58_60

Comments:
I trashed my guarddog to see if that is what my problem is. I hope it works this time. My last name is Gdog Gdo and my address is . This will be my last try to get it right.



Andy Gdog Gdo - 11/11/00 02:20:18
From-City/State: Lane,KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58--60

Comments:
Sorry, I don't know why my last name came out garbled and my e-mail address didn't show.But my last name is Gdog Gdo and my adress is . I hope this comes out right.



Andy Gdog Gdo - 11/11/00 01:30:53
From-City/State: Lane,KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58-60

Comments:
I am writing for Harold "shorty" Law who was on board ship in 1951 as a fireman. He was a Boilermaker 3 class. If any of you remember him contact me on my E-mail address. Also anyone who was in OI during 58-60 please contact me.



grey,robert a.(b0b) - 11/05/00 17:20:48
My Email:bds grey@webtv.net
From-City/State: decatur, ga. 30033
Division/Rate: eb/g3sn
Years Aboard: 1960-1964

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Bill Cook - 11/05/00 17:20:24
My Email:cookb@nctamslant.navy.mil
From-City/State: Virginia Beach, VA.
Division/Rate: CR-COMM./RM2
Years Aboard: 67-69

Comments:
Comments for everyone who has identified himself as a Big Dick Communicator. Joe Scanlon, yes I remember you. You came aboard from NCSP (NPO)with RM3 Columbo, RM3 Smith and RM3 Lowcock (pep). Liked your dry sense of humor. Larry Barney (thumbs) CW operator (good one) Buddies with Doug Singer (RMC later), Paul Stagg, Stan Rogers and Charlie Goss, huh? Ron Meek (RAM)remember Akadama drunks in Sasebo? Buddies with Clem Loudermilk, Billy Joe Gross (Bart Leroy Tollinger)(later worked at Long Beach NSY). Jimmy Mack Mcknight worked in relay and did an outstanding job. Don't know what happened to MACK Daris. I was stationed with Doug Singer on COMSEVENTHFLT Staff after BHR but lost track of Doug after 76. I know that he made RMC though. Met RMC Clark in Sasebo in 77 when I was aboard the Mispillion and he was scheduled to retire shortly thereafter. Remember e paid for the beer drunk at the NAS bowling alley when he made RMC in 69. Chuck Olson, think we worked together in the "ANNEX" cutting tapes and working service messages. You were a hardworking guy. Weren't you with me and Henry Shoup and Fred Mince at the NAS bowling alley when Kuiper and Raoul Abeyta mooned the patrons and w were escorted out? Oh well. Some names that come to mind when I think of BHR are: Dandy Don Wilson, Pop Worley, Taco Madrid, Dan Doom Duym, Larry Lapdog Petersen, Frank Lombardo, LCDR R.F. White, RMCM Smith, Pete Magri, Stan Rogers, Doug Singer, Paul S agg, Grape Nettles, Larry ZAI2, Herbie Easton, Ronnie Davis, I.W. Harper, Little Dave Vanconnett, Bill I'll never get my haircut Davis, Rich Faircourt, RM1 Tucker, RM1 Goss, Mouse, Ensign Jim Hammer, Steve Stringer, Plasky I'm surprised that I remembered that many. I retired from USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 what a difference between that and CVA-31. Spent 24 years in Uncle Sugar's Navy and never regretted one day of it (now). Like you shipmates, have many fond memories of those times it really was better back the . QRU, CUL and wish you all well. Bill



william wolferman - 11/04/00 20:28:05
From-City/State: york, pennsylvania
Division/Rate: w-5 / gmg3
Years Aboard: 1967 - 1969

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Denise Gilliland - 11/02/00 01:14:36
My Email:necegil@aol.com
From-City/State: Virginia
Years Aboard: WW II

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I am seeking info on my uncle, Willie Randolph Burnette, known as Bill. He passed away several years ago & my family has few facts on his military service. He was from Gladys, VA & entered service 2-22-43 & was discharged 1-19-46. I think that he then jo ned the Merchant Marines. His Navy papers list the following: USNTS Bainbridge, MD.: Armed Guard School, Norfolk, Va.: AGC Brooklyn, NY. (SS William Penn: SS Lafayette SS ESSO Providence USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31). SS ESSO Manhattan) : RS NYD Washington, DC.: What do all these abbreviations stand for? I would love to hear from anyone who knew my Uncle Bill & has info on these ships. Thanks a million! Denise



Edward T. Sprague - 11/01/00 13:32:36
My Email:edward.sprague@maxwell.af.mil
From-City/State: Fallbrook CA/Montgomery AL
Years Aboard: 9?

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I am looking for a friend that served aboard the BHR with my father, Clinton Thomas Sprague Jr. My fathers friends' name is Al Webber. From the stories that my father has told our family, they served under a Dr. Carter while they worked as Lab Techs. M father has Alzheimers and we are hoping to surprise him with his old Korean War buddy. If anybody has any information, you can contact me at the e-mail address above. Thank you for any help that you can give me. A1C Sprague



Baltimore Stephen Paul - 10/31/00 02:23:39
My Email:maro68ss@aol.com
From-City/State: Baltimore ,Maryland
Division/Rate: S-3 / SN
Years Aboard: 1969 to 1971

Comments:
Ahoy crew members did'nt see anyone from ships store on log.But if anyone remembers our ships party in Hong Kong and that hulk of a man SH-1 Cooksey drop me a line.By the way I saw Cooksey on TV, the price is right years after I left the navy and I was'nt surprised that the lifer had made chief.Shellbacks rule after that cruise and yea my ass and knees still hurt when I think about it too long.Ill never forget the swabbies I served with and the lessons I learned from our tours of vietnam.



George Finch - 10/30/00 21:30:45
My Email:gfinch@freedom2000net.com
From-City/State: Tishomingo, MS
Division/Rate: E-A/MM3
Years Aboard: 1959 to 1963

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Ciupak Robert (Bob) - 10/22/00 23:21:49
My Email:qpak@ismi.net
From-City/State: Dearborn Michigan
Division/Rate: EA MR2
Years Aboard: 1966-1969

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Ed Brennan - 10/11/00 06:08:37
My Email:edwrdbrennan@aol.com
From-City/State: Huntington Beach Ca 92647
Division/Rate: RDM3
Years Aboard: 1944-46

Comments:
I would like to contact any of the Radar Gang from 44-46.



George Cox - 10/11/00 02:20:32
My URL:http://www.bhr31.com
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE/IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
FYI- I will be on vacation, traveling across the good ol' U.S.A. for the next two and a half weeks. So, I won't be able to read and return e-mails and enter new names into the Shipmate Search page. I will sure get back up and online as soon as I get back. George Cox BHR Webmaster



B.J. Levensailor - 10/08/00 02:34:49
My Email:bjlev@moment.net
From-City/State: Texas
Division/Rate: v3 ABH3
Years Aboard: 67/68

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Wondering if there are any hanger deck hands left I would like to find a 1968 cruise book that I could obtain.I have a 66/67 and a 69 book I would exchange.



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Richard Robison - 10/01/00 15:12:05
Years Aboard: 1944-1946

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Robert Daley Jr. - 09/27/00 01:04:45
My Email:skpbob@aol.com
From-City/State: Amsterdam,New York
Division/Rate: O-I act-3
Years Aboard: 2yr.'s

Comments:
Entered U.S.Navy Aug.19/1955 Boot-Camp/Bainbridge MD.Then N.A.T.T.C.Norman,OKLA.Joined ships companyUSS Bon Homme Richard CVA/31 O-I Div.Made the 7month cruise and the 5 month cruise,C.I.C.First half of 4 yr. hitch On Bonnie second 2 yr.'s N.A.S. Air Traf ic control TowerOperater N.A.S.Bocca Chica Fla.



G W WATSON,YN1,USNR-RET - 09/25/00 23:00:10
My Email:gwwent@nts-online.net
From-City/State: AMARILLO, TEXAS
Division/Rate: v6/v5 AIR DEPT OFFICE
Years Aboard: 1JUL61 THRU 1MAR63

Comments:
Is there any one out there who kept a record of inport times from 1JUL61 THRU 1MAR63 of the WESTPAC cruise of 61 and 62. I know of most of the cities that we had liberty in, but dates and lengths of time in port is the question. About five years ago the VFW opened membership to sailors who might have operated in the sea of JAPAN or the straights of Korea. I do know that Sasebo Japan was 140 miles from Pusan Korea. I do not know if the BHR operated in the SEA OF JAPAN or the straights of Korea during this time.



Andy Gdog Gdo - 09/25/00 04:07:32
From-City/State: Lane,KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58-60

Comments:
I have really enjoyed reading the different comments on the ship's log. I am looking foward to the reunion next year. I hope to see some of my old shipmates. By the way, I ran into one that was on board in 1951-52 by the name of Shorty Law. Do any of you emember him?



Ralph Snader - 09/21/00 04:36:03
My Email:Headcusto1@aol.com
From-City/State: Doylestown,Ohio
Division/Rate: MM2
Years Aboard: 1962-1966

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John Ed Carter - 09/17/00 14:55:27
My Email:carter@communicomm.com
From-City/State: Douglas, WY
Division/Rate: MM3
Years Aboard: 64-66

Comments:
I just found the sight for the first time, GREAT WORK. Is there anyone out there that served in the (Ye Olde Freeze Shoppe) during those years. I went through the ships log and didn't recogize any MM's listed.



Ronald A. Lynch - 09/16/00 10:25:03
My Email:wrench2024@aol.com
From-City/State: Tulsa, Ok
Division/Rate: EA, MMC & MMCS
Years Aboard: 67-71

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Subic was sure good liberty



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John M. Simons - 09/16/00 00:17:29
My Email:FTGCVA31@aol.com
From-City/State: Lisle / Illinois
Division/Rate: Fox Div. /FTG3
Years Aboard: 1969/Decommisioning

Comments:
great site.



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Rich McGuire - 09/11/00 17:38:28
My Email:rm8251@aol.com

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OUESTION/ NEED INFO- Where can I find a list of former CO's of the USS Bon Homme Richard? I am trying to locate the name of the fighter pilot Skipper who was a Medal Of Honor winner. I think that he may have been from Florida. Thanks AEC (sel) Rich McGuire



JOHN S. SMITH - 09/07/00 18:56:15
My Email:mojohnny@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Ft. Colling Co.
Division/Rate: VA-22
Years Aboard: 1969

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Sue Lynn - 09/05/00 01:32:24
My Email:suelynn@bayou.com

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QUESTION/ NEED INFO- Is there a list of the campaign ribbons awards from 1966 till 1970. Specifically was there one given for the service during the capture of the Pueblo by North Korea? One of the carriers was awarded a campaign ribbon during that time. Thanks, SueLynn- suelynn@bayou.com BTW, if the ribbons are listed on the website I missed them.



Michael Zrebiec - 09/05/00 01:09:52
My Email:Athlete12345@aol.com

Comments:
QUESTION/ NEED INFO- Hi my name is Michael Zrebiec. I am trying to find some information on my grandfather, Albert Zrebiec and his friend Andrew Long Green. They both served from 1942-1945 on the air craft carrier U. S. S. Bon Homme Richard. If you have any information re arding these shipmates please e-mail me as soon as possible. Thank you for your help. This means a lot to me. Contact me at- Athlete12345@aol.com Sincerely, Michael J. Zrebiec and family



Robert Meade - 09/04/00 15:39:27
My Email:profmeade@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Oceanside, CA
Division/Rate: E-3/SrA

Comments:
I was never on the USS Bonhomme Richard. I'm an Senior Airman in the AF, stationed at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. For the last 10 years I've been wearing the MIA braclet for LT Orville Melvin Cook and I've been trying to find information about him. This s what I know so far, LT Cook was a naval aviator assigned to VA-923. VA-923 was a AD-3 Skyrader Reserve Attack Squardon that was activated and assigned to the Bon Homme Richard in 51' for the Korean War. On 18 July 51, LT Cook was attacking a bridge so ewhere in North Korea when he failed to meet at the rendezvous point after the attack. LT Cook was assumed to have been shot down by Enemy anti-aircraft fire. No remains of the wreckage were seen and results of searches were negative. His official stat s on the Defense Prisoner of WAR/Missing Personnal Office List (for the United States Navy) is MIA as of 19 May 54. If anyone knew LT Cook or flew with him on that mission please contact me. I would greatly appreciate any information of any kind. If an one has any photo's of LT Cook that would also appreciated. Thank You for you time. Rob



Bob Michelman - 09/04/00 11:40:59
My Email:robertj39@juno.com
From-City/State: Winter Springs, FL
Division/Rate: V1G -- A,M,2C
Years Aboard: Plank owner to end WW2

Comments:
Trying to locate old shipmates.



CORDOVA, ALAN A. - 09/03/00 07:10:14
My Email:YIDKID@HOTMAIL.COM
From-City/State: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Division/Rate: G-3, BMSN
Years Aboard: SEP-58------ MAY 62

Comments:
HAD CORRESPONDANCE WITH ED WOODRICH HOWEVER LOST HIS E-ADDRESS. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO CONTACT HIM GIVE HIM MY ADDRESS. THANK YOU.



jimmy a bird - 09/02/00 23:05:43
My Email:jbird56@home.com
From-City/State: aberdeen sd
Division/Rate: squadron VF 191 Ao3
Years Aboard: 1958-59 6 month far east cruise

Comments:
still alive anyone who served during this time please contact me



Lt Herbert Newmark - 09/02/00 21:12:13
My Email:JBNHLN@aol.com
From-City/State: San Diego, CA
Division/Rate: VF874/VBF81
Years Aboard: 1944-46/1950-51

Comments:
looking for any one that might have remember'd any war stories about my father...are you still out there? Janice...his daughter



T.T Skinner - 08/30/00 00:25:40
My Email:boringskins@juno.com
From-City/State: Boring OR
Division/Rate: EE- EM3
Years Aboard: 10-56 to 6-60

Comments:
Enjoyed Las Vegas reunion! Would like to hear from any shipmates (EMorIC).



Kerry N. Drennan - 08/29/00 20:48:37
My Email:kndrennan1@aol.com
From-City/State: Paso Robles,CA
Division/Rate: OC/AN
Years Aboard: 6 months

Comments:
I was on the Bonnie Dick from May 70-Jun 26, 71.Made the last crusie with her. Steamed up to Bremerton and was there only two weeks before the deactivation ceramoy. I wish now i could have stayed for it. Until recenlty i didnt know about the reunions a d wish i could have made the Vegas trip. I was in air operations with all the air traffic controllers, we had fun alot of the time, and have lasting memories of my time onboard. Of course we all say hind sight is 20/20 , if i'd stay in i could have retir d in 89...I am now a fulltime Army National Guardmen, SFC/e7 in Arkansas. Hopefully making my E8 before retirement in a couple of years. Planning on moving back to california. Mr. Cox, i'm relly glad you've kept the memory of the bonnie dick alive. I am lso very proud to own the last Cruise book (silver anniverery) its on my office desk today. Thanks so much and maybe i'll try and make the reunion next year. PS i just arrived after they took the ships pic's, so i'm not in the pic section, but i do reme ber all the guys in the OC Division. Thanks so much SFC Kerry Drennan, Arkansas Army National Guard, Unit Administrator for Co B- 935th Division Aviation Support Battalion., Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.



James T. Crowe (Toby) - 08/28/00 22:27:06
My Email:tkc@alltel.net
From-City/State: Demorest G.A.
Division/Rate: v-1/E-3
Years Aboard: Dec.61-Apr.66

Comments:
The info above is my fathers. I am looking for any old shipmates who knew him. he served on the flight deck in the repair-8 crash crew. He was the assistant petty officer. One of you guys nicknamed him Toby. Well it made a big impression on him. As his first son I got it for a name. I don't mind, it kinda helps remind me of where I come from. Well if any of you guys remember him please e-mail me. Also, he has all of his cruise books if you need any info. or would like a pic. or something let me know. I will do all i can to help. Thanks Toby Crowe



Don R. Cheairs - 08/28/00 04:06:11
My Email:Cheairs@AOL.com
From-City/State: Texas
Division/Rate: V2-Gear ABE-3
Years Aboard: 66-69

Comments:
George, thanks to your site, I have finally found Rudy Sandoval and other old friends, plus friends that I didn't know. This is a most useful tool. I salute you and your endeavors. Thank you....Cheairs



dave smith - 08/28/00 02:09:01
My Email:smthdv16@aol.com
From-City/State: CALDWELL, IDAHO
Division/Rate: AO2 VA22
Years Aboard: 1969 -70

Comments:
MADE TWO CRUISES WITH VA22 WHAT A TRIP?



Jim Parrish - 08/26/00 03:50:45
My Email:jpparr340@aol,com
From-City/State: NJ now Fl.
Division/Rate: V-1 AB2
Years Aboard: 1954-1957

Comments:
Great web site. Have many fond memories of Far East cruise. Worked many hours on the Flight Deck as a plane director and in Rep 8. Lookin for Jerry Bartleson and Ed Dunsavage.Ed was in V-2



Bob Michelman - 08/26/00 02:58:51
My Email:robertj39@juno.com
From-City/State: Winter Springs,FL

Comments:

I'm attempting to locate crew of V1-G on the Bon Homme Richard from plank owner to end of WW2 (l944 to1945)



Gary Poteat - 08/25/00 00:09:15
My Email:garypoteat@aol.com
From-City/State: Jacksonville Fl.
Division/Rate: S-1 SK3
Years Aboard: 1969 until July 1, 1971

Comments:
Where have all the Storekeepers gone? Just found the site and has told me where the Lady has gone. For all you folks who helped decomission Her, I was the one who got your red lead paint and all those mops. I do wish She had made it into a museum. Hey C ief Mayes I always thought you were old until I look back in my photo albums, you were just a kid yourself.



Hemmerich, Joe(Weasel) - 08/23/00 00:20:08
My Email:jng@fidalgo.net
From-City/State: Verona, Ohio
Division/Rate: OI Div RD3
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:



Phil Brown - 08/21/00 19:35:18
My Email:pbrown@ci.bryan.tx.us
From-City/State: Bryan Texas
Division/Rate: VA56 AMSAN
Years Aboard: 1957 Cruise

Comments:
Looking for old shipmates & if possible ,a cruise book of 57 cruise.



Marshall Christenson - 08/18/00 20:58:06
My Email:mchristenson@dot.state.az.us
From-City/State: Phoenix/Az
Division/Rate: OE/ETR-2
Years Aboard: '66-'69

Comments:
I enjoyed the 15th reunion in 'vegas but didn't see anybody I recognized but the Captain. Even tho, I plan on going to Spokane next August while the reunion is still out west! It would be nice to have winter reunions in the warmer climes, say San Diego, here we were homeported all those years! We could sail on the new Bonnie Dick moored there! Did anybody on board during the '69 cruise get their cruise book? I paid for mine but never received it!



mabry lynch - 08/18/00 19:08:08
My Email:mabes43@cs.com
From-City/State: pasadena,md.
Division/Rate: vs 35,s-2 cs-2
Years Aboard: 62-64

Comments:
would like to hear from anybody!



John P. Taylor - 08/16/00 17:13:56
My Email:jtaylo4696@aol.com
From-City/State: Fullerton, CA 92831
Division/Rate: VF-194 - ADJ2
Years Aboard: 1964 only (1 Cruise)

Comments:
I was attached to VF-194 (Red Lightings)from 1962 to April 1965.



George Lew - 08/15/00 14:37:49
My Email:1c2lew@aol.com or glgamer@aol.com
From-City/State: California
Division/Rate: EE Div/ IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
Just got back from the 2000 Reunion, had a blast reliving the past and jogging good memories. Did find out some good facts: the Bon Homme Richard was the only carrier to serve in 3 wars, and was most decorated! For shipmates who haven't signed in for awhile, drop a note, and update.



John W. Robertson - 08/14/00 17:25:37
My Email:mgrmos@aol.com
From-City/State: Chino Hills, CA
Division/Rate: AIMD / ASM-3
Years Aboard: '67-'70

Comments:



George Cox - 08/14/00 16:50:14
My URL:http://www.bhr31.com
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
Viva Las Vegas!!!!!!! What a great time we all had at the 2000 Reunion. I want to thank you all who made it a point to meet me and talk about this BHR web site. I really enjoyed meeting old shipmates and friends and making new friends. A lot of us stayed p till the wee hours of the morning, after the Sat. nite dinner and entertainment, talking about our time spent aboard. There were lots of cruise books and personal photo albums to be viewed. They sure jogged many memories. For those who haven't been able to attend a reunion, I would highly reccomend it. "Many thanks to Ralph Pound and family, and to all the others who worked so hard to put this wonderful event together." Long live the memory of the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard in our minds and hearts.



Robert J. Michelman - 08/11/00 13:02:44
My Email:robertj39juno.com
From-City/State: Winter Springs, FL
Division/Rate: V1G/A.M.2
Years Aboard: l944 commisioning-l945

Comments:
Would like to contact anyone from V1G



George Cox - 08/11/00 03:24:29
My URL:http://www.bhr31.com
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
Hope to see some of you in Las Vegas. I will be arriving Sat. morning. I wish all of you who attend this reunion the best of luck. May you have a great weekend and relive many "old fond memories" and make new ones.



steve robinson - 08/10/00 03:53:22
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From-City/State: hayward, calif
Division/Rate: EB/#4 fireroom/ BT-3
Years Aboard: 68-71

Comments:
anybody see that clive cussler, the novelist that found the sub hunley, is also going to look for the first bon homme? he starts next year. it would be interesting to have him come to one of the reunions. see you in vegas.



Michelle - 08/04/00 17:22:33
My Email:seashelly@hawaii.rr.com
From-City/State: GA
Division/Rate: Spouse

Comments:
I'm looking for any information regarding Attack Squadron 93 from Vietnam. Anyone with any information and/or photos, please email me. Thank you.



Steve Devitt - 08/03/00 21:40:43
My Email:sdvtt@aol.com
From-City/State: Fremont, CA
Division/Rate: LI 3
Years Aboard: 1969

Comments:



Monroe,Warren - 07/30/00 13:48:47
My Email:pmrheat@mediaone.net
From-City/State: Hanson, Massachusetts
Division/Rate: V-2 a/g ABE - 3
Years Aboard: 1969 - 1971

Comments:
Hey MR.CLYDE CONNOR and BIG JIM MACKEY....What's with your E - Mail addresses ?????? OH YA now I remember I was just a bothersome boot....Well you both can just kiss my Damn YANKEE home fries because we don't serve Gtitts up here... Love to hear from you guyes ..... MONROE....or anyone else from the gear ok catpaults too .........



Monroe,Warren D. - 07/30/00 11:59:39
My Email:pmrheat@mediaone.net
From-City/State: Hanson, Massachusetts
Division/Rate: V-2 a/g ABE - 3
Years Aboard: 1969 - 1971

Comments:
Some of my best experiences were aboard the BONNIE DICK ... I became a Shellback on her and made many friends... I wisf I could contact them.. With this sight I may have a chance..I've tried to contact a copuple, but their E- Mails must have changed... Tw of them unfortunately were on the taps page...To young...Any way I may have a chance to contact some of them or them me.. I know a page like this takes time, from me and many others ,THANKS....



C. D. Smith II - 07/26/00 04:06:41
My Email:smithcd@littongcs.com
From-City/State: Texas
Division/Rate: V4 Div., AME3
Years Aboard: Nov 1960 - Jul 1964

Comments:



DONALD R. BEACH - 07/25/00 20:44:11
My Email:don.beach@baesystem.com
From-City/State: CAMDEN, AR
Division/Rate: MARINE DETACHMENT
Years Aboard: 1958-1960

Comments:



Don Roen - 07/24/00 05:12:29
My URL:http://members.aol.com/donroen/
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, Calif
Division/Rate: VA-93 ADJ-3
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
I just wanted to remind anyone that is going to Las Vegas that there are pieces of the Bonnie Dick at the Castaway Casino. I went there years ago and felt a kind of reverance just being there. The casino is kind of crummy and I don't think the folks there even knew that she was a carrier. Make sure you see it as it is all thats left of the lady. Hope to see you all at the reunion as this is my first trip. By the way, have any of you ever seen a sea-bat. I did, and I will never forget it. Don



May, Ray C. - 07/22/00 20:31:36
My Email:LMay360@home.com
From-City/State: Vancouver, WA
Division/Rate: V-4
Years Aboard: 69-71

Comments:
Just updating information, new e-mail address. Doesn't look like we'll make it to Vegas this year, so will try to plan on next time. Really enjoy checking in on this site; great job, George!



David K. Adams - 07/22/00 07:36:21
My Email:gamma2@home.com
From-City/State: Peoria, Arizona
Division/Rate: V-3 ABH2
Years Aboard: 3-YRS. 1962-1965

Comments:
Hi Guys! Great Site! found two shipmates in the log. I am still sad about the scraping of OUR old home. I lived in Seattle for 15 yrs and would visit the BHR at Bremerton as many times as my Wife would allow. I was transfered to the ORISKANY CVA-34, in ea ly 1965, that was the time that the BHR was to go to the MED. in favor of a newer carrier going to NAM. It is very hard to get used to a different ship, even if they are identical. The BONNIE DICK was the BEST of Her class, feel proud to have Been a part f HER! I WAS FORTUNATE to have been sent STATESIDE in SEPT. 1965 for my 4-yr discharge, I missed the tragic bay-one fire that claimed the lives of many of my shipmates. The yard workers at Bremerton did not like to go aboard the CRISPY-O, AS WE CALLED HER (for numerous previous fires)..they (yard workers) said She was haunted! It is interesting that they have problems scraping the ORISKANY???? Anyone remember the old joke about GILLETTE someday buying the BHR? Bon Voyage old girl and sail away to that grea graveyard in the sky! We will miss you. DAVE



David K. Adams - 07/22/00 07:34:06
My Email:gamma2@home.com
From-City/State: Peoria, Arizona
Division/Rate: V-3 ABH2
Years Aboard: 3-YRS. 1962-1965

Comments:
Hi Guys! Great Site! found two shipmates in the log. I am still sad about the scraping of OUR old home. I lived in Seattle for 15 yrs and would visit the BHR at Bremerton as many times as my Wife would allow. I was transfered to the ORISKANY CVA-34, in ea ly 1965, that was the time that the BHR was to go to the MED. in favor of a newer carrier going to NAM. It is very hard to get used to a different ship, even if they are identical. The BONNIE DICK was the BEST of Her class, feel proud to have Been a part f HER! I WAS FORTUNATE to have been sent STATESIDE in SEPT. 1965 for my 4-yr discharge, I missed the tragic bay-one fire that claimed the lives of many of my shipmates. The yard workers at Bremerton did not like to go aboard the CRISPY-O, AS WE CALLED HER (for numerous previous fires)..they (yard workers) said She was haunted! It is interesting that they have problems scraping the ORISKANY???? Anyone remember the old joke about GILLETTE someday buying the BHR? Bon Voyage old girl and sail away to that grea graveyard in the sky! We will miss you. DAVE



David K. Adams - 07/22/00 04:28:11
My Email:GAMMA2@HOME.COM
From-City/State: PEORIA, ARIZ.
Division/Rate: E-3 ABH-2
Years Aboard: 3 YEARS 1962...1965

Comments:
Great to see that someone cares! Will try to make the reunion in LOST WAGES. Would be nice to know if any old (very old) shipmates will show up. Still sad that they scrapped the old girl, remember the old joke about GILLETTE? WELL! See you in VEGAS...DAVE



MYRTUS H. STRIBLIN - 07/20/00 13:28:27
My Email:STRIBLIN@CITRUS.INFI.NET
From-City/State: INVERNESS, FL
Division/Rate: ET SN
Years Aboard: 1960-1963

Comments:
GREAT IDEA



Virgil Doty - 07/19/00 20:19:47
My Email:virg-erna@juno.com
From-City/State: Mattoon, ILL
Division/Rate: Electrician EMP-3
Years Aboard: 1950-1951

Comments:



Jimmy Bishop - 07/13/00 02:08:08
My URL:http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/aoshack
My Email:zuni_rocket@yahoo.com
From-City/State: Richmond,Virginia
Division/Rate: WM Aviation Ordnance
Years Aboard: 1yr & some change

Comments:
George this site is "Bravo Zulu" Thanks for your hard work in keeping this site going. It is great to be in contact with AOCM Sam Jewell & other members of the Missile Shop & would like to here some of the other guys. I would like hear from AO3 Jim Roots, AO2 David Moore, AO3 Sears, AO3 Manfra, AO3 Chittwood,AO2 Hearns, AQ2 Gilchrist, AO1 Hamp, & AO1 "Frenchy",AO3 Jim Baker, AO2 Edwards, AO3 Mark Kennedy ,AO3 Foss,AO3 Cansler,AO3 Meloache, and AO3 Thompson. It was a good cruise that next to last one. I hope to hear from some of you. stop by the posted URL & drop a line. IYAOYAS !



Andy Anderson - 07/12/00 01:58:11
My Email:MagAndy@juno.com
From-City/State: Lane/KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 1958-60

Comments:
Boy am I sorry that I will miss this years reunion. I found out about it too late to make the arrangements. I already had things planned. I will plan for 2001. I would still like to hear from someone who was aboard and in OI while I was.



Robert Daley Jr. - 07/09/00 20:48:51
My Email:skpbob@aol.com
From-City/State: Amsterdam,New York
Division/Rate: O-I A irman
Years Aboard: 1956-thru-1957

Comments:
I just got intersested in my Bonnie-Dick days since I retired from my utillity job.My son got a job in the San Fran area when visiting him I visited the U.S.S. Hornet, now a navel museam,that really stired up my interest in seeing some of my ship mates ag in.Had some good friends on board the Bonnie.



Rod Brown - 07/09/00 18:32:20
My Email:RodneyRock@aol.com
From-City/State: Henderson, Texas
Division/Rate: OL YN3
Years Aboard: 1965-1967

Comments:
I was a lookout after first coming aboard the Bonnie Dick At Sasebo in Summer of 65. Later worked in the Operations office during drydock and departure in 67 for westpac Cruise. Any you guys out there in the Operations Department Divisions remember me? I knew a lot of Radarmen, Photographers. OP guys photographed my wedding in coronas California in Novermber 1966. I worked for several officers in Operations. Lt Lufburrow, Commander Ray, LCDR Mudgett, Ensign O'neill,LT Doyle and LTJG Bateman amoung others Any you guys out there say hello at next oportunity. I have tried to locate guys form the OL division (Lookouts) with no luck. What a great couple of years there on the Bonnie Dick. Any you Lookouts out there write me. Those were the good old days!



Rod Brown - 07/09/00 17:58:01
My Email:RodneyRock@aol.com
From-City/State: Henderson
Division/Rate: OL YN3
Years Aboard: 1965-1967

Comments:
What a great time I spent aboard the Bonnie Dick. Young and foolish! To all the guys who served their country on this ship I wish you the best.



Denny Hemphill - 07/03/00 18:43:32
My Email:drhemp@valise.com
From-City/State: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Division/Rate: O-A Div./AG1
Years Aboard: 58-59

Comments:
Yesterday, 07/02/00, the U.S.S. McCampbell a Burke-class Aegis destroyer was christened. It was named for Capt. David McCampbell who was the BHR skipper in 1959-1960. Hope to see y'll in big old Las Vegas next month.



Harold Potter - 06/30/00 06:07:24
My Email:harold.potter@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Elk Grove, Calif
Division/Rate: Communications
Years Aboard: Feb 1959 to April 1961

Comments:
I enjoyed reading the ships log. Look foward to attending the Las Vegas renuion.



Monroe Tuggle aka Tug - 06/29/00 14:21:14
My Email:dyver-monroe@juno.com
From-City/State: s/v Elle port of call
Division/Rate: WG//WM
Years Aboard: 1968-1970

Comments:
I worked in WG, bomb build-up crew before moving to the missile shop. What a great time and people. Anybody remember?



Andy Kiddie - 06/26/00 15:40:09
My Email:chevystang@home.com
From-City/State: Santee, CA.
Division/Rate: ABCM,V1 & Chief Master at Arms
Years Aboard: 1963-1965

Comments:
Great site.Of all the ships I served in,my fondest memories are of the "31Boat".Hopefully I'll get to see some old shipmates in Las Vegas.In the meantime I would be more than glad to hear from anyone, to talk about the good times we had and the good times to come.



Steve Sumner - 06/24/00 00:49:33
My Email:steve.sumner@ncmail.net
From-City/State: Goldsboro , NC
Division/Rate: Catapult crew
Years Aboard: 1969--1970

Comments:



Don Roen - 06/23/00 04:53:03
My URL:http://members.aol.com/donroen/
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, California
Division/Rate: VA-93
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
Can anyone remember those poor souls that got correctional custody? Jezz, made me walk a straight line! Ha See you all in August, Don



ROMEO RODRIGUEZ - 06/21/00 00:04:14
My Email:ROFRZ@AOL.COM
From-City/State: BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
Division/Rate: IOE ETN3
Years Aboard: February 13, 1959-May 29, 1962

Comments:
I made three tours across, went as far west as BombayIndia and became a shell back on that tour. By far I believe Hong Kong was the the prettiest city but I must say my heart still takes an extra beat when I see a pretty oriental woman. I would like to ear from someone that was on the Bon Homme Richard from 59-62 before I go to the reunion.



Jim Lynch - 06/20/00 20:58:17
My Email:2lynches@corecomm.net
From-City/State: Portage, IN
Division/Rate: Marine Det. / Sgt.
Years Aboard: 1964 - 1965

Comments:
I came aboard the Bonnie Dick when she ported in Sasebo, Japan in August 1964. I had been stationed there. I remained aboard until April 1965, when I was re-assigned to the 1st Mar Div at Camp Pendleton. Some good memories from that "tour". Any other ormer Mar Det folks out there?



Jerry L. Lamb - 06/19/00 15:02:38
My Email:jlamb@uwgrocers.com
From-City/State: Fontana, CA.
Division/Rate: OP Div. / PH3
Years Aboard: 1966-68

Comments:
To everyone in the "Bonnie Dick" Photo Lab, 66-69: MEET UP IN VEGAS FOR THE REUNION, AUG. 12 & 13th.!



steve robinson - 06/18/00 17:29:14
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From-City/State: hayward, calif.
Division/Rate: EB #4FR/BT-3
Years Aboard: 68-71

Comments:
happy fathers day!!



Mike Sobczak - 06/16/00 20:41:28
My Email:wicked1@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Tulsa, OK
Division/Rate: V-4 ABF-3
Years Aboard: 66-69

Comments:
Did two cruises (got both books if anyone's interested) and then took relieving carrier out of Japan to the Hancock (what a mistake). Seen a few shipmates loose their lives and allot of action on the flightdeck. Still have some old 8mm movies of the actio on the roof. Shellback'd during the 68' cruise and in turn played the do'er on the Hancock cruise of 69'. Fond memories from Spads to Phantoms. Hi to all who read this.



Earl Helmbreck - 06/14/00 15:27:01
My Email:Whiteyejjr@aol.com
From-City/State: Wilmington, Del
Division/Rate: V3FL
Years Aboard: 1944-46Ab

Comments:
Aboard from Ship detail formation in Newport to Decommissoning in Seattle, Pier 90. Would like to hear from any shipmates that may remember serving with me.



Richard(Rick)Pedersen - 06/12/00 21:38:40
My Email:RichardPedersen@aol.com
From-City/State: Minneapolis/MN
Division/Rate: EE/EM2
Years Aboard: 1966-1969

Comments:
I met some of the best people in the world on that ship. We were there for each other. It was some of the best and worst times of my life. I may not remember the names of all the people I worked with but the things we did well be with me for a lifetime. God the Royal Baby had a big belly to kiss when I was a pollywog..YUK And WE WERE the BEST CARRIER ON LINE



william dove 4th - 06/12/00 01:13:21
My Email:wld172@yahoo.com
From-City/State: petersburg michigan

Comments:
im looking for info on my dad william dove who served on the bon homme sometime around 62-69. just wondering what he did in the war if any info please email me. I have lots of picturs from the ship but i dont have a scanner.



Dana Cram - 06/11/00 01:28:34
My Email:soupbone@midmaine.com
From-City/State: Medway, Maine 04460
Division/Rate: WG AO3
Years Aboard: 67-70

Comments:
Great Ship, great crew! All that work and no bad accidents. Only God could have put that whole bunch of over achievers together in one place at the same time to do what we did. I can remember a lot of people ut only last names. Where are you WG guys?



Jim Kenyon - 06/09/00 23:19:40
My Email:JKen241@aol.com
From-City/State: Utah
Division/Rate: AIMD (Yellow Gear)
Years Aboard: 1967-1970

Comments:
Plan to make the reunion. I have the hand written Engineering Logs from the 1968 and 1970 and would like to talk with anyone who was involved with creating these logs.



Andy Anderson - 06/02/00 04:01:08
My Email:MagAndy@juno.com
From-City/State: Lane/KS
Division/Rate: OI/AC3
Years Aboard: 58 - 60

Comments:
I would like to hear from any one who was in OI during those years I was a part of the crew. Forgive the spelling in the first writing. I didn't proof read it until tonight.



Andy Anderson - 06/02/00 03:55:28
My Email:MagAndy@juno.com
From-City/State: Lane/KS

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JERRY A. BENNETT - 06/02/00 03:05:59
My Email:bennett@wizard.com
From-City/State: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Division/Rate: OP PH1
Years Aboard: 1962 - 1964

Comments:



ROY L. JOHNSON - 05/31/00 22:55:34
My Email:roylee@pionet.net
From-City/State: JOLLEY IA 50551
Division/Rate: HS-5 AD-S
Years Aboard: 1957

Comments:
THE NAVY WAS GOOD TO AND FOR ME.



Robert "Airdale Andy" Anderson - 05/31/00 04:57:21
My Email:MagAndy@juno.com
From-City/State: Lane/Kansas
Division/Rate: OI/AIROPS
Years Aboard: 1958-60

Comments:
i WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT SOME OF THOSE IN OI/AIROPS. LIKE BENNY HIGHTOWER,HAROLD NOLEN,JAMES POLLOCK.ALSO OTHERS IN OI LIKE THE OTHER 2 "ANDY'S" and JOE SHEVENOCK. IT WAS A GREAT TIME IN MY LIFE WHEN I SERVED ABOARD THE "BONNIE DICK". HOPE TO HERE FROM SOM OF YOU SOON!



Billy Williamson - 05/30/00 04:51:35
My Email:badwilly@wf.net
From-City/State: Jacksboro, Texas
Division/Rate: Airops AC2
Years Aboard: 3/69 to 9/71

Comments:
Caught the ship in subic bay 3/69, first cruse to North Korea; replaced the Kitty Hawk on Yankee station. Served two cruses and deconmissioned in Bremerton, Wa. 9/71. Would like to hear from any of my old shipmates. I have really enjoyed the Bon Homme Ric ard memories!



Billy Williamson - 05/30/00 04:40:42
My Email:badwilly@wf.net
From-City/State: Jacksboro, Texas
Division/Rate: AIROPS AC2

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Joe Scanlon - 05/29/00 16:20:54
My Email:joe.scanlon@mailcity.com
Division/Rate: CR Div./RM3
Years Aboard: 68/69

Comments:
Basically just updating my e-mail address. I've seen a couple of names I recognize on here, I wonder if anyone remembers me? Anyway, it would be good to hear from anyone who does. Hope to make it to Las Vegas this year.



Simon W. (Tony) Carraway - 05/28/00 20:03:20
My Email:carraway@gci.net
From-City/State: Florence, SC / Anchorage, Alaska Now
Division/Rate: EE / EM3
Years Aboard: 1959-1960

Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone who may have known me while on Bonnie Dick. Esp EE Division people..



Don Roen - 05/28/00 04:22:59
My URL:http://members.aol.com/donroen/
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, Calif.
Division/Rate: VA-93 ADJ-3
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
On this memorial day, just thinking of the three fellas we lost and all those who died in war. Fullerton,Karger, and our beloved skipper Cdr. Bob Wilson.



Kenneth Palmatier - 05/28/00 00:12:56
My Email:lindapalm@mediaone.com
From-City/State: Belleville, MI
Division/Rate: V-3
Years Aboard: 63-67

Comments:
Hi to anyone that I knew. I would welcome any friendly letters or notes.



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norman cooper - 05/25/00 14:01:10
My Email:norman.cooper@bt.com
From-City/State: croydon
Division/Rate: none
Years Aboard: none

Comments:



Ralph Banta MRCS, USN, Ret. - 05/25/00 06:29:27
My Email:rtusnret@gate.net
From-City/State: New Port Richey, Fl

Comments:
Never served on board the Bonnie Dick---- but did serve in USS John Paul Jones DDG-32 two deployments to Nam. Last in 73. "I will have nothing to do with a slow sailing ship, for I intend to go in harms way"!!!!!Great site.!! DDG-53 is the new J.P.J.



Ralph Bant MRCS. USN. ret - 05/25/00 06:23:24
My Email:rtusnret@gate.net
From-City/State: New Port Richey

Comments:
Never served on board the Bonnie Dick---- but did serve in USS John Paul Jones DDG-32 two deployments yo Nam. Last in 73. "I will have nothing to do with a slow sailing ship, for I intend to go in harms way"!!!!!Great site.!!



Joe R. Frye - 05/23/00 21:20:59
My Email:jfrye@hsnp.com
From-City/State: Malvern, Arkansas
Division/Rate: W-1 BM-3
Years Aboard: 1963-65

Comments:
i would like to be included in your ship log if that is possible, thanks and happy sailing



Dan Ferrier - 05/23/00 14:57:39
My Email:patchboxes@aol.com
From-City/State: Canton, Ohio
Division/Rate: W Div. (Nucs) GMT2
Years Aboard: 1962

Comments:
This is an e-mail change I'm retiring and the other e-mail contained in this log is a work address. Looking for Borneman of Peters/Peterson? or former ground pounder that took a grenade in Korea.



charlie walker - 05/21/00 16:09:00
My Email:lj59walk2@aol.com
From-City/State: longmont,co/ mich
Division/Rate: va 192 ao3
Years Aboard: 1959-1963

Comments:
what happened to the guys from va192? would like to hear from some you if your out there.



Donald M. Watts - 05/20/00 20:07:57
My Email:climonair@aol.com
From-City/State: Tacoma,Wa
Division/Rate: Signalman/E-4
Years Aboard: 1967-1970

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Bruce Long - 05/18/00 04:00:32
My Email:firefighterbruce@yahoo.com
From-City/State: Hildebran, North Carloina
Division/Rate: not
Years Aboard: not

Comments:
Nice website! My father (Wayne Long) served as a flight deck elevator operator aboard the BHR during the late 1950's and would like to hear from old shipmates. E-mail me and I will forward it to him.



Ian Sadler - 05/03/00 10:30:12
My Email:Reldas2@reldas1.freeserve.co.uk
From-City/State: England UK
Division/Rate: none
Years Aboard: none

Comments:
Hi I am after help with a project for year 2000. We are holding a modeling display about Korean War , I need information about a 3 wheeled jeep used aboard the US Carriers in Korea. It had the rear axles removed and side panels , a new central wheel fitte at rear and a towing arrangement. Are there any preserved on US Carriers of that period , are there any photographs or drawings ? All help greatly appreciated . My late father served on HMS Implacable in Far east Conflict . Cheers ian Sadler IPMS UK Armour TAS Leader



Richard J. Giorgis - 05/01/00 01:38:12
My Email:dickgiorgis@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Coos Bay, Oregon
Division/Rate: VF-211 Squadron
Years Aboard: Oct 56-Mar 57

Comments:
Up Dating My e-mail, Also The Time Aboard Was Wrong The Correct Dates Are From Oct 56 Thru March 57. I Was a Crew Member Of VF-211 In CAG-21 On A West Pac Cruise The Squadron Was Known As The "Fighting Checker Tails" A Very Proud Squadron, And I'm Lookin Forward To The 2000 Reunion In Las Vegas! I Would Like To Hear From Any "Old" Shipmates, "Till Vegas"



Marvin D. Freed - 04/30/00 21:06:30
My Email:SALMAR21@aol.com
From-City/State: Leesburg, Fl.
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
Will be in Vegas for renuion--Hope find out something about Joseph Granda---Joe did the drawing for the cruse book----someone must know something about him ---PLEASE HELP!!! thank you



TOM LARKIN - 04/29/00 02:40:08
My Email:tomlarkin@hotmail.com
From-City/State: New York
Division/Rate: E-B Div. (#4 Fireroom)
Years Aboard: 63 to 66

Comments:
I would like to hear from any of the old Fireroom gang....Any of you snipes (Burner men) remember what it was like shooting cats off the coase of Nam....That was a work out....I wouldn't trade it for a fist full of fifthys....



W.F.Dorr{Bill} - 04/28/00 15:22:56
My Email:rjdfw@aol.com
From-City/State: Beloit/Wi.
Division/Rate: VTN-91/ARM3C
Years Aboard: 1945

Comments:
Attended 1998 &1999 reunions and plan on Las Vegas this year. Renewed aquaintence with a number of Torpedo Squadron members.



- 04/27/00 00:43:56

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Chauncey J Estep - 04/26/00 23:32:32
My Email:cestep8779@aol.com
From-City/State: WV
Division/Rate: AOU1c
Years Aboard: 1950-51

Comments:
I had been recalled with a Fasron from Columbus. I was the only enlisted with tailhook on my service record I spent 26 months aboard while the Fasron Unit remained at MAS North Island San Diego. Capt. Leggy. A good ship to serve as crewman.



wallace kerr - 04/25/00 12:26:39
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: pa.
Division/Rate: EB-BT2
Years Aboard: 61 to 65

Comments:
Dan LaBarg plesae get in touch with me. Wallace kerr BT2 from the oil lab.



wallace kerr - 04/25/00 12:24:20
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: pa.
Division/Rate: EB-BT2
Years Aboard: 61 to 65

Comments:



jackson,dennis r - 04/24/00 02:41:05
My Email:drjemj@txol.net
From-City/State: eastland,texas
Division/Rate: eb bt3
Years Aboard: 1963 to1965

Comments:
would like to hear from ship mates



Don Watts - 04/20/00 19:10:21
My Email:climonair@aol.com
From-City/State: Tacoma, Wa.
Division/Rate: Signalman/Sm3
Years Aboard: 1967-1970

Comments:
Great website, brought back lots of memories, all good! It was a great ship with lots of good people.



Branson, John R. - 04/16/00 18:07:42
My Email:JRB533@msn.com
From-City/State: Spokane, Washington
Division/Rate: Signalman
Years Aboard: 1960-1962

Comments:
So many great men have served on board the Bonnie Dick during her years in commission... Finding them again is kind of like searching and trying to find a grey and white cork bobbing up and down somewhere on the sea... in a typhoon... In the 38 years since I was discharged from her majestic decks, I have met up with only one...a LtJG. He was a dentist named Dr.Hossen (I still called him 'Sir')



"Bud" Buol - 04/16/00 08:41:50
My Email:abf3bud@tonkingulfyschtclub.net casper45@mindspring.com
From-City/State: Palmdale, Ca
Division/Rate: ABF-3 V4 Div.
Years Aboard: '63 - '66

Comments:
Still lookin' for youse guys from '63 to '66, and the Concorde Squadron Cruise of '64. I've been in touch with Ski Kosiorek from V-4, and Steve Davis from VF-194. Plan to see them in Vegas this August! All youse other guys, speak up!!! We hope to find a l t of you there, too! Clear sailing, fellow Shellbacks and shipmates! Let's keep the memory of Bonnie Dick alive and safe. She did the same for all of us for many years.



Daniel J. LaBarge - 04/15/00 23:47:18
My Email:mawdtoal@aol.com
From-City/State: Holley NY
Division/Rate: eb/bt2
Years Aboard: 1963-1967

Comments:
My wife and I hosted the 1999 Bonhomme association reunion in Niagara Falls, NY in August. Looking forward to seeing more shipmates in LasVegas August 2000! God Speed.



Doug Stegemoller - 04/13/00 16:32:17
My Email:Duog9006@aol.com
From-City/State: Indianapolis,Indiana
Division/Rate: EE Div . EM2
Years Aboard: Nov 67 - Jan 71

Comments:
Really like this site!!! As well as the other BHR site both have been done up proud. Worked in the Lighting Shop first cruise 68 then was moved to the Avaition Ordnance Shop where I spent the remainer of my duty. Still got most of the stuff I picked up while on board the ship. Like my Tool belt and tools and a full set of Practical Factors with answers for EM1 and Chief but never got to take them do to my hospitalization from Jan 71 to Mar 72. My time in the hospital extended my out time by 7 months so most of those I served with were out before I was. Hope to get to go to the REUNION in Las Vegas.



ellie mcconnell - 04/11/00 16:43:41
My Email:lydons_cat@yahoo.com
From-City/State: keesler afb, ms
Division/Rate: AG
Years Aboard: soon to be!

Comments:
i really want to get in touch with AN GRUBER and AN TRAN, please e-mail me if you read this thanks. OH, i'm going to the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN. I LOVE YOU GUYS AND MISS YOU.



William Bayard McLane, DMC, USNR, Retired - 04/11/00 04:03:56
My Email:ussmclane@aol.com
From-City/State: Urbana, IL
Division/Rate: VF-194
Years Aboard: 65-66, 66-67

Comments:
I was an AQF-3 in the Line Shack for VF-194 on both cruises. Would like to hear from anyone who was with VF-194 during these two cruises. Want to start a web page for the Squadron and organize a Squadron reunion. Already found some of you already logge on here, great to hear from you. Isn't this technology great!



Edmund W. Jaworski - 04/09/00 23:27:37
My Email:jski@cts.com
From-City/State: San Diego, CA
Division/Rate: CO Marine Detachment
Years Aboard: 1951-`1953

Comments:



bonnie breese - 04/09/00 21:22:28
My Email:bbreese@webtv.net
From-City/State: citrus heights ca.

Comments:
I am trying to find corporal christopher adam coulters emailadd he is in 15th meu avi embarked aboard the uss bon homme hmm or mmh



Baker Olmstead - 04/08/00 15:14:38
My Email:bakerolmstead@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Bisbee,Az.
Division/Rate: ADJ2 - VF-194
Years Aboard: 1964/1966

Comments:
I made two cruises aboard the Bonnie Dick with VF-194.I was on the Line division. I would like to hear from anyone that was in the squadron during that time. I have been in contact with several shipmates. HUD'N HUD'N, "DICTUM FACTUM"



Ed Woodrich - 04/06/00 20:38:26
My Email:WOODRICHEG@NAVAIR.NAVY.MIL
From-City/State: OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Division/Rate: G-3/SN
Years Aboard: 10-60 TO 3-62

Comments:
Looking for cruise book from 1961.



Carl B. Witwer - 04/02/00 21:01:32
My Email:carjeawit@desupernet.com
From-City/State: Myerstown,Pa.
Division/Rate: OI Div.-RD3
Years Aboard: 1950 to 1952

Comments:
Came aboard and was a part of the "Bonnie Dick's" first cruise to Korea.



Ed Mitchell - 04/02/00 03:44:58
My Email:ebmit@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Orinda, CA 94563
Division/Rate: VF-191, AQF (Avation Fire Control)
Years Aboard: June 64-Dec 64, April 65-Dec 65

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Carla Jenkins - 03/29/00 14:20:24
My URL:http://www.healthnet-kc.com
My Email:jenkinc@hnkc.com
From-City/State: Kansas City, MO

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Emil Biggs - 03/26/00 04:11:46
My Email:sfpbosb@pacbell.net
From-City/State: Vallejo Ca
Division/Rate: EM Divivsion/MM3
Years Aboard: 1960-1963

Comments:



C.J. (Bud) Buol - 03/24/00 21:12:53
My Email:casper45@mindspring.com
From-City/State: Palmdale, Ca
Division/Rate: V-4 ABF-3
Years Aboard: '63 to 7/66

Comments:
Looking for any old buddies from these unforgettable years. Would particularly like to know if anyone has any info about Wilbur P. (Bill) Evans, A GMSN from G-1 Div. We hung with Gary Richards, and Don Ivy, mostly. Had a small band called the Chaparrels. layed mostly at the Bar Memories ( ironic, ha ) in Sasebo whenever in port there, and on-board mostly in the aft port 5"/38 gun tub. Also would like to hear from Farris, & Champneys, ABFs from V-4. I stumbled over Tom (Ski) Kosiorek's e-mail address on th other BHR site and plan to send him a quick "hi" soon. The four of us all were at ABF "A" school in Philly and Bayonne together in '62, and joined BHR together. If anyone out there remembers, say "Hi!" I'll never forget those years or all you guys. Good ailing, fellow Shellbacks!!



DICK HIMMLER - 03/22/00 21:21:13
Division/Rate: PR-3 VF-24
Years Aboard: 1965-67

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Ralph D. Peterson - 03/21/00 19:11:46
Division/Rate: W-5, GMG
Years Aboard: 1967 - 1971

Comments:
3 NAM CRUISES.



Potter,M. J. ( Joe ) - 03/20/00 15:55:31
My Email:aspotter@aol.com
From-City/State: Winston Salem, NC
Division/Rate: PH3
Years Aboard: 1964-65

Comments:



Earl Helmbreck - 03/20/00 03:14:12
My Email:whiteyejjr@aol.com
From-City/State: Wilmington, Del.
Division/Rate: V3L, S1/c
Years Aboard: 1945-46

Comments:
Aboard at comminnsioning In Brooklyn, and mothballing in Seattle, Pier 91(?).



Earl Helmbreck - 03/20/00 02:46:42
My Email:whiteyejjr@aol.com
From-City/State: Wilmington, Del
Division/Rate: S1/c
Years Aboard: 1944-46

Comments:
Original ships member. Aboard at Christening in Brooklyn, and aboard at decommissioning in Seattl



lynn kindler - 03/18/00 10:42:22
My Email:lynnkindler@hotmail.com
From-City/State: buena park ca
Division/Rate: s3 sh3
Years Aboard: 1965-1966

Comments:
I AM PLEASED TO SIGN THIS LOG I WENT ABOARD HER WHEN SHE WAS MOORED AT SCRAP YARD,IN SAN PEDRO CA I MANAGED TO BUY A VERY SMALL PC OF HER.AND TO WALK HER DECKS WAS DIFFICULT,IT BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES



B.D.Spencer - 03/15/00 21:49:10
My Email:jgroneer@cottoninternet.net
From-City/State: Duncan, Ok.
Division/Rate: V-4 avfuels ABFAN
Years Aboard: 1966-68'

Comments:
Mr.Chears..The sailor washed overboard was named Anthony Reigel..I believe. He was a native Hawiian. His best friend was named Henshaw (I think). Hope this is correct. Both from v-4 Div.?



Bryan D. Spencer - 03/15/00 21:43:44
My Email:jgroner@cottoninternet.net
From-City/State: Duncan, Ok.
Division/Rate: V-4 Fuels ABFAN
Years Aboard: 1966-68'

Comments:
Cannot believe the number of BHR sites. She Was (is) a HELL of a ship. She must have left the powerful memories with many others as she did with me. Boys we took the war to our enemies. GOD bless all who sail in her.



Michael A. Fitzwater - 03/14/00 22:35:37
My Email:fitzma@wa.freei.net
From-City/State: Sequim, WA
Division/Rate: Heavy Attack Squadron- 2 My Rate AMH-2
Years Aboard: 1958-1959 Far East

Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone from VAH-2 NAS Whidby Island, WA. I served from 1957 to 1960 in VAH-2 and then transferred to VAH-123 at Whidby until discharged Dec 1961. I server aboard BHR for the far east cruise 58-59 VAH-2 Det Echo and the Tiecondero a 57-58 VAH-2 Det Mike. I flew as Plane Captain in VAH-2 & VAH-123....I have both year books for the Far East Curises. My DD-214 does not show my service aboard the Bon Homme Richard and I have had no luck in getting my records to reflect the BHR, even fter sending photocopies of the year book showing my picture. Can anyone advise who I might talk to ?



boss - 03/09/00 23:02:06

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C.G. Henson - 03/08/00 20:29:59
My Email:tonguesofire@aol.com
From-City/State: Bakersfield, CA
Division/Rate: G-3 , SN
Years Aboard: 1957-1959

Comments:
Looking for a buddy of mine that was on the ship with me. His name is Harvey V. Adams, Div.G-3. Please help me find him if. Thank You C.G. Henson.



Ed J. Kline - 03/06/00 20:54:59
My Email:ednsuerecess@earthlink.net
From-City/State: Spring Hill, FL
Division/Rate: OI/ACT3
Years Aboard: 1957-59

Comments:



Mike Kolodzie - 03/04/00 11:14:21
My Email:ki7nc@techline.com
From-City/State: Aberdeen, Wa.
Division/Rate: H Div./HM3
Years Aboard: 1/68-11/68

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Rodney Foerster - 03/03/00 05:31:21
My Email:foerster@htonline.com
From-City/State: Howell, Michigan
Years Aboard: 1958 - 1962

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Don Cheairs - 02/29/00 18:58:44
My Email:Cheairs@AOL.com
Division/Rate: V-2 Arresting Gear ABE-3
Years Aboard: 1966--69

Comments:
If there is anyone that may know the name of the guy that got washed over the side during the return trip in '67 while in the storm, I would appreciate it if you would send it to me. He and two or three other guys were in the forcastle when the portholes ave way and blew the doors out. Thanks



John "SwampRat" Russell - 02/29/00 13:24:14
My Email:fatrat@i-55.com
From-City/State: Louisiana
Division/Rate: CR/RM3
Years Aboard: '69-'71

Comments:
Saw the P.O.D. Cox posted of the day Rich Gallagher, myself, and "a few others" became "Golden Shell Backs" crossing the equator/international dateline.... 10 SEP 70. I'm still lookin' for Mike Castleman, RM1, CR DIV, 1970. "Mike, this is Rat,...over."



Jim Mackey - 02/28/00 19:13:39
My URL:http://jimm@southwest.cc.nc.us
My Email:jimm@southwest.cc.nc.us
From-City/State: Otto, North Carolina
Division/Rate: V-2 Division ABE-3
Years Aboard: 1968 to 1971

Comments:
I have found several old shipmates on this web site, and thats a good thing. I hope to see them all in Las Vagas this year. I would really like to see a good turn out from V-2 Arresting gear. I hope you read this David Conner, you never sent me Sam Heil 's address. If you can find it, I sure would like to give him a buzz. I hope all of the V-2 Arresting Gear (65-71) can make it to Las Vagas. We will have a party just like the ones we had in Swankies. Poe City. We might have to make a few allowances or the wives, children, grandbabies, and so forth.



James "Jim" McDowell Jr. - 02/28/00 02:17:56
My Email:krda@iland.net
From-City/State: Lexington, Mo
Division/Rate: X-Division
Years Aboard: 62-65

Comments:
I am Jamie McDowell (Jim's Daughter). My dad has been intersted in finding some of his old biddies who was on the USS BON HOMME RICHARD with him. My dad worked in the print shop. So if you know or remember my dad please e-mail him. Thank you for your time ~Jamie~



Ed J. Kline - 02/26/00 20:12:04
My Email:ednsuerecess@earthlink.net
From-City/State: Spring Hill, FL
Division/Rate: OI ACT3
Years Aboard: 1957-59

Comments:



Ed J. Kline - 02/26/00 20:10:22

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John M. Simons - 02/25/00 00:15:53
My Email:ftcva31@aol.com
From-City/State: Northvale, New Jersey
Division/Rate: Fox /FTG3
Years Aboard: 1969 to decommisioning

Comments:



Charles W.Dixon - 02/24/00 14:37:02
My Email:CCWDixon Gateway.Net
From-City/State: Severy Kansas
Division/Rate: MM2/C
Years Aboard: 1944,1945,1946

Comments:
Lets hear from other plank owners



Charles W.Dixon - 02/24/00 14:35:36
My Email:CCWDixon Gateway.Net
From-City/State: Severy Kansas
Division/Rate: MM2/C
Years Aboard: 1944,1945,1946

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Joe Quick - 02/21/00 22:23:11
My Email:MaguQ@webtv.net
From-City/State: Topeka,Ks
Division/Rate: YN3-Operati0ns
Years Aboard: 1969-1970

Comments:
Worked in the OPS office, under CMDR Baumgartner and CMDR Reh.



Jack Johnson - 02/21/00 19:20:42
My Email:pegleg_jack@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Denver,Colorado
Division/Rate: EE Em3
Years Aboard: 66-68

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Stan Houck - 02/21/00 08:23:20
My URL:http://www.marlininc.com
My Email:bigfish@marlininc.com
From-City/State: Los Barilles,Baja Mx/Running Springs Ca
Division/Rate: G5/H SN3
Years Aboard: 1960-62

Comments:
Would like to update my info,Also I have located Grant Neiswinter in Mich.Also Ken Kilvington in Mich. Heard S.B.Fleming was in Ohio, Frank Eagle from the post office is in Bakersfield. Hope to hear from other shipmates also.I came aboard as a gunners mat in G5, But soon learned H div had better liberty so transfered there.Anyone know where the Murphy brothers from personal are I would like to hear from you,I am still on the water fishing in Baja, please check web site listed above. any Questions you may have on Baja Email me at the above address



George Cox - 02/21/00 03:58:26
My URL:http://www.bhr31.com
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE/IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE- To all Shipmates and friends, I finally took the plunge and purchased the Domain name "bhr31.com" for our BHR web site. All you need to do now is type in- www.bhr31.com to access the site. This will make it much easier for us all and new visitors to contact the site. Smooth sailing, George Cox BHR Webmaster



May, Ray C, - 02/17/00 03:59:56
My Email:LMay360@aol.com
From-City/State: Vancouver, WA
Division/Rate: V-4
Years Aboard: 1969-1971

Comments:
Really enjoying this site. Hope to hear from old friends from V-4 & V-2 divisions. Anyone hear from Terry Nichols, Billy Ray Carter, Tim Lee, Ron Sparr, Pat Pylon, Gene Matthews, PJ Coen, Tom Woehrle, ABF2 Brooker? Sad to learn at "Taps" page that Rick Newland had passed away. Seriously considering attending reunion in Vegas. Hope to see you there.



Kathy Ritchie - 02/14/00 19:51:08
My URL:http://only.at/rsservice
My Email:rsslady34@att.net
From-City/State: Aurora, CO

Comments:
I'm the granddaughter of William Francis Eisert, who served as a Radarman aboard the BHR from Oct 44 to Oct 45. I'm searching for any servicemen who may have know him. Thank you.



JACK HUGHES - 02/09/00 03:54:57
My Email:JRHUGS97@AOL.COM
From-City/State: Burbank, Cal
Division/Rate: OA/YN3
Years Aboard: 1960-61-62

Comments:
Just attended the 1st Annual Reunion (In Laughlin Nevada) of the OA Division from years 1960-61-62. The following shipmates attended: Wendell SNYDAL, AG2----Ed CULLUM,AG3----Russ GOTTSCHALK,AG3----Jack HUGHES,YN3. Where were the rest of you? If you recognize any of these names, drop me an E-mail.



gloria (ojerio/maiden name) maxwell - 02/08/00 14:16:51
From-City/State: oklahoma city, ok

Comments:
MY SON IS LOOKING FOR HIS FATHER AMH1 MELVIN FRANK FLOWERS 1967-68 VRC-50 ATSUGI, JAPAN PHILIPPINES. OCTOBER 11 69 SONS 1ST BDAY. MELVIN ON BOARD THE USS BON HOMME RICHARD BACK TO THE STATES MELVIN BORN FEB 11 OR 13TH BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA FRIENDS FREDERICK FUENTES, MILA ARROYO/ CHILDREN OF FUENTES/ JUDITH ANN WRIGHT FUENTES JOSEPH FUENTES. ANY INFO PLEASE WRITE TO GLORIA MAXWELL 1245 NW 99 OKC,OK 73114 OR JUST POST A MESSAGE WILL CHECK PERIODICALLY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME



George Cox - 02/07/00 20:13:27
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE-IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
2000 REUNION "INFORMATION" August 11-13, 2000 At the Plaza in Las Vegas Number One Main Street P.O. Box 760 Las Vegas NV 89125 (702) 386-2110 or toll free- 1-800-634-6575 Room Rates- $30.00 Sunday Thru Thursday and $45.00 Friday and Saturday. July 11, 2000 is the cut off dates for these prices. Hope to see you all there. George Cox



Bob Thomsen - 02/07/00 01:21:12
My Email:thom@ascent.net
From-City/State: New Berlin,NY
Division/Rate: V2 ABE3
Years Aboard: 8-67/11-70

Comments:
Would like to hear from any guys in V-2 divison.



Erik Helgesen - 02/07/00 00:30:17
My Email:F8asa100@aol.com
From-City/State: Des Plaines, Illinois
Division/Rate: MAR-DET Cpl.
Years Aboard: 1965-1967

Comments:
Can't believe all the memories after going through this site. Would love to hear from anyone from MAR-DET. Sailors too. (Maybe not from the one that kicked my butt in the 'smoker") lol :)



john engel - 02/05/00 22:12:37
My Email:jengel9443@aol.com
From-City/State: crescent springs kentuckt

Comments:
i was on uss guam,my daughter is on uss bohomme richard



Carlen, Gerald - 02/04/00 00:30:14
My Email:ahcuda@webtv.net
From-City/State: Moosup, CT
Division/Rate: ER/SFP3
Years Aboard: 1964-1968

Comments:
looking to contact shipmates who watched the ocean go by from the best seat in the house



Larry Barney - 02/03/00 15:37:35
My Email:Larry_Barney@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Monroe, Washingoton
Division/Rate: CR/RM2
Years Aboard: 1965-1969

Comments:
I was great to stumble across this web site. I often think of those times aboard the Bonnie Dick with fond memories. Best wishes to all that served. Larry Barney



charles whitmore - 02/02/00 14:41:06
My Email:jennifer.wichmann@senate.state.tx.us
From-City/State: dallas texas
Division/Rate: v-2/aban3rdc
Years Aboard: 56-59

Comments:
Is there anyone who was in V-2 between 56 and 59?



Don Cheairs - 01/29/00 18:58:00
My Email:Cheairs
From-City/State: Texas
Division/Rate: V-2 ABE-3
Years Aboard: 66-69

Comments:
I apologize for bringing politics into this wonderful site George, but I feel that we all, no matter what our rates or ratings or ranks are, one big family. One of our own is running for President and I feel that I must back him. Senator John McCain was t e one that took the Zuni in his fuel tank in the Gulf Of Tonkin the day we were scheduled to return in '68. He survived that tragedy, just to be shot down over Hanoi and our favorite target, the good ol' power plant. He was a P.O.W. for 5 and 1/2 years, e during tremendous pain and remaining firm in his conviction of the American way of life. He has been a hero of mine since I found out he was a pilot for the U.S. Navy (they are all my heroes). Let's all get in touch with other Navy buddies and present a trong backing for this true American Hero. "Remember the Forrestal." Thank to everyone. Don R. Cheairs "The Bon Homme Hooker"



W M Shaw EN3 - 01/28/00 19:35:08
My Email:wmlvs@tisd.net
From-City/State: Victoria texas
Division/Rate: V 6
Years Aboard: 55-59

Comments:
V-6 Division 1957 LCDR.C.W.PARR F.A WELLS G.D JENSEN A.E JAMSION H. PASCHAL E.DELUCA T.J COYNE C.R. FRANCIS J.F MINICK L.L WRIGHT B.W BYRD M.M MILBURN W.D ADAMS E.W GEARIN R.F JOHNSON O.B DOGGETT J.M GUTTIERRUZ B.REYNA A.R ENSLEY J.J LAMPSON J.N FURIN R.E FREDERICKS E.D BLAKE N.L WILLIAMS V.L GOERTZEN L.K MELTON J.V WRIGHT HENDERSON. CLAYTON, C.M TRAPP O.D WHITE,W.H FRYER,J.B.POPE,H.V.BEALS, K.R.HASS,R.E.SINDERS,J.BEATTIE,D.R.MCLANE,ECKERT, J.D.HAAK,R.O.PREWITT,J.F.HARDEN,W.M.SHAW,T.MCCARTHY,D.A.CASEBOLT,A.HILL,R.E.SANDHAGEN,J.WALTERS, J.E.ROGERS,D.L.SEHORN,M.N.COLBURN,H.F.KENNY,C.O.BLANCHARD,E.W.MATHEWS,D.R.MALONE,J.JOHNSTON, R.K.PRESCOTT,B.W.AKINS,A.L.ELLIS,D.CASTANEDA, D.DUPUIS,J.BATSON,R.G.BRADSHAW,R.W.MCKNIGHT, M.J.BATTINICH,J.PIEPER,J.E.SISK,S.E.TELLES,G.GOODRICH



james h baldwin - 01/27/00 22:50:16
From-City/State: chester sc
Division/Rate: baker 3 div

Comments:
i want info



SWEET, J.S. - 01/27/00 02:24:37
From-City/State: greenville, miss.
Division/Rate: AE 2
Years Aboard: 1968,69,70.

Comments:
VA 94,JET ELECTRIC SHOP.



George Cox- Webmaster - 01/26/00 03:47:16
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE/ IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE: Hello everyone. I have just posted some articles of interest concerning the final days of this great ship. "PLEASE GO" to the "History" section and click on "Her Final Days- The Articles" button.



Roberts, Patrick - 01/25/00 23:26:26
My URL:www.greatbasin.net
My Email:patrob@gbis.com
From-City/State: Reno, NV
Division/Rate: M-3
Years Aboard: 95/96

Comments:
Where can I find history of CVA 31 after I left her?



William R. (Bill) Williams - 01/25/00 20:45:07
My Email:wrw50@juno.com
From-City/State: Leesburg, Georgia 31763
Division/Rate: V-3 / Airman
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
I am looking for William (Bill) Painter who was



David Bame - 01/24/00 21:33:41
My Email:david.p.bame@jpl.nasa.gov
From-City/State: Altadena, Calif.
Division/Rate: HT SF-3
Years Aboard: 69-71

Comments:
Thank you for the memorys Bonny Dick.....



CHRIS-TENSEN W.E. - 01/24/00 03:27:30
My Email:HICA211@AOL.COM
From-City/State: SAN LORENZO CA
Division/Rate: EM-MM3
Years Aboard: 59-62

Comments:
GREAT TYME!!!



Don Cheairs - 01/24/00 00:50:11
My Email:Cheairs@AOL.com
From-City/State: Texas
Division/Rate: V-2 ABE-3
Years Aboard: 66-69

Comments:
Have found Valloyd C. Shibley and am still looking for the first name for Davis out of cats that took the 2 mickey mouse rockets in the gut. I would appreciate any info on him that someone may wish to share. A "Grogg" was the Arresting Gear mascot. Anyone know what those things are?



Harold G. Tornberg - 01/23/00 20:26:46
My Email:rugrats@lightspeed.net
From-City/State: Tuscon, Arizona

Comments:
My father, Harold (Hal) Tornberg has been diagnosed with Mesophelioma, an asbestos related lung cancer that he was exposed to while serving on the Bon Homme Richards. Looking for more information... Lorree Allred, rugrats@lightspeed.net



Ken Soderberg - 01/21/00 15:09:49
My Email:lz9r06@hqs.mid.gmeds.com
From-City/State: Waterford/Mich
Division/Rate: E-E/Em3
Years Aboard: 62-66

Comments:
Ye ole Bonnie Dick,Gone but not forgotten!



Joe Fanning - 01/20/00 16:43:41
My Email:jovfann@wcc.net
From-City/State: Big Lake, Texas
Division/Rate: OI RDC/OSC
Years Aboard: 1958-1962

Comments:
Would like to get history of ship.



Jeff Smith - 01/17/00 01:19:36
My Email:Jlawrencesmith@pdq.net
From-City/State: Deer Park, TX
Division/Rate: OC, AC3
Years Aboard: 1968-1970

Comments:
Logged in a while back. Have a new email address so I thought I'd check in and see if any of my old friends had shown up. I must say this occasional walk down memory lane is good for the soul. I miss the boat and those old friends.



Richard carr - 01/14/00 10:32:19
My Email:foolmonty@aol.com.uk

Comments:
this is a great site too find out some of the history of the usa navy.



Arlan L. Pfohl - 01/07/00 18:23:34
My Email:abpfohl@wave.net
From-City/State: Medford, OR 97504
Division/Rate: V6 AMH3
Years Aboard: 1957

Comments:
It's been great viewing all pages of your website. George Cox I thank you for all info. and e-mail cards. Keep up the good work.



Kenneth J. Soderberg - 01/06/00 15:18:13
My Email:lz9r06@gm.com
From-City/State: Waterford,Mi
Division/Rate: E-E EM3

Comments:
Remember "The Grey Ghost"



david a.pyne - 01/05/00 04:10:10
My Email:rock13@home
From-City/State: upper darby/pa
Division/Rate: e div./em3
Years Aboard: 1968-1970

Comments:
served onboard as an electrician-worked in the power shop ,distribution shop,battery locker lighting gang .had 3 tours in viet nam .got out of the navy.from 1970-to present day working as an electrician at a company called philadelphia gear.however i did oin the reserve program inthe year 1981-1988 under the ready reserve unit at willow grove.at this base units were assigned and formed to aircraft carriers duty.there were several units organized.i was assigned aboard the uss america cv-66.worked as an ele rtician on base at willow grove and then assigned aboard the ship .our unit when called to duty was airborne to the carrier.in my travels went to grenada-beruit-lybia- all these were conflicts and served aboard the uss america.awards on board defence meda ,unit commendation medal,2 viet nam medals[3 tours],navy reserve good conduct medal,meritorious service medal and awarded 3 times-"sailor of the quarter" had a great time serving aboard both ships the bonnie dick and the uss america .served 12 years total y.fellow shipmates get the best out of the navy whie your in .i enjoyed every minute of it as a carrier.good luck in the future and don't give up the ship.remember this ;- you're looking good. signing off.



Conner,Clyde David - 01/03/00 02:53:34
My URL:http://Dave.Conner@DFAS.mil
My Email:Dave.Conner@DFAS.mil
From-City/State: New Bern, NC
Division/Rate: V-2 ABE-3
Years Aboard: 1967 - 1970

Comments:
This site brings great memories and flashes from the past. Looking forward to contacting some of my old shipmates (emphasis on the "old") after this many years.



Don Roen - 01/02/00 01:02:04
My URL:http://members.aol.com/donroen/
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, Calif.
Division/Rate: Line ADJ-3
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
AH, first entry this millennium. Happy New Year all you Bonnie Dick swabbie's. See you in Las Vegas! Bring plenty of gambling cash. Also bring some pictures. Don



David A. Coulter - 12/29/99 11:16:06
My Email:user101617@aol.com
From-City/State: Valencia, CA
Division/Rate: G-1 SN
Years Aboard: 2 Years 1 Mo 23 Days

Comments:
Had a great time, on a great ship. Enlisted in Yuba City, CA. lived in Live Oak, CA. at that time.



Jerrel Norris - 12/28/99 09:29:54
My Email:ozusa@idx.com.au
From-City/State: Jackson Mississippi
Division/Rate: EA
Years Aboard: 1966-1969

Comments:
Thanks for the memoies.And hello to all the MR's from the Machine Shop.Tom Boshell,Dave Austin.Bob Dawson.Glen(Diver)Knotts,Wiber Healey,Jackobowski hope the PI was good to you.Willams Dean,Robert Ciupak.Tom Rutherford and all the other Snipes,Air deals, lackshoes that served on the BHR.



Kenneth N. Smith - 12/27/99 13:12:32
My Email:KNSATL@Mindspring.com
From-City/State: Canton, Georgia
Division/Rate: OE/ETR-3
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
Would like to hear from someone who served on board the "Bonnie Dick" OE Div during this time.



Audley Mark Schuller - 12/26/99 03:56:44
My Email:sal4@frontiernet.net
From-City/State: Orange City, IA
Division/Rate: W2/BM2
Years Aboard: 1965-1967

Comments:
I was a BM 2 anyone who might have been there at this time it would be great to hear from you.



Don Roen - 12/25/99 03:39:40
My URL:http://members.aol.com/donroen/
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, Ca
Division/Rate: VA-93 ADJ-3
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
I now have a url with some pictures of old Bonnie Dick back in "68". Don



Dorn, R. Bruce - 12/24/99 05:54:26
My Email:robertbruce54 @ hotmail
From-City/State: seattle, wa.

Comments:



Harold Dean Allen - 12/23/99 03:14:33
My Email:lallen30@juno.com
From-City/State: Alvarado,Texas
Division/Rate: Nav.QM3
Years Aboard: 1960-63

Comments:



Dick Motz - 12/23/99 02:09:14
My Email:rsmotz@aol.com
From-City/State: Sacramento, CA
Division/Rate: OE/ET3
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
I'm looking for anyone that was on board between 1968 and 1971 in the OE section ET gang, radio or radar. Or anyone that knows someone that was in the ET gang for those dates and has contact with them. Any help would be appreciated. Email if you have in ormation. Thanks guys.



Jack D. Salmon HMC USN (Ret) - 12/22/99 14:47:52
My Email:Jsl949@cs.com
From-City/State: Crawfordville Fl. 32327
Division/Rate: Navigation/QM2
Years Aboard: 1969-1970

Comments:
Looking for anyone who served on board during 1969-1970.. I have Multiple Sclerosis, and i am wondering if anyone onboard during that time has been diagnosed with MS, or any other Neuro-Muscular disease.. Thanks, Jack



BARRY ROSEN - 12/21/99 04:14:40
My Email:BARRYR1@PRODIGY.NET
From-City/State: WOODHAVEN NY
Division/Rate: OC/TD3
Years Aboard: 1964-1965

Comments:



Don Roen - 12/13/99 04:53:01
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, California
Division/Rate: VA-93 ADJ-3
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
Can anyone recall an A-4 Skyhawk that landed with a huge hole in its starbord wing? The pilot was Cdr. Schaaf, our soon to be Skipper, as Cdr. Wilson was killed in PI. I couldn't get over how the plane could even fly. You could climb right through the hol , and the fuel was gushing all over the place. It looked as though a sam went right through the wing without exploding. I hope he got some sort of metal for that feat. I'd sure like a picture of it if anyone has one. After all these years I've seen nor he rd nothing of his feat. I was the Plane Captain. I've just gotta make it to Vegas in 2000. I'll be the one with the Bonnie Dick patch. See you their and stay healthy. All my best, Don



burmeister - 12/13/99 04:24:33
My Email:edelpils@mindspring.com
From-City/State: columbus, ga
Division/Rate: na
Years Aboard: na

Comments:
To anybody that was on board from 20 Jan 65 thru 08 Jan 67. My father was on board this ship during vietnam. His name was James Burmeister. He worked down in or around the machine or engine room. He passed away on 4 Dec 99 from a tractor accident. If anyb dy has any knowledge or worked with him or any pictures it would be appreciated if you could write to me and let me know. Thank you. John .



Bob Dawson - 12/13/99 02:03:49
My Email:lakepine@isoc.net
From-City/State: Goshen, Ohio
Division/Rate: EA/MR3
Years Aboard: 66-68

Comments:
It's been along time, any of you snipes out there shoot me an e-mail. I'd love to hear from you. Bob



David Greer - 12/11/99 17:44:33
My Email:charttv@swbell.net
From-City/State: Crystal City MO
Division/Rate: V4 Airman
Years Aboard: 1960-1963

Comments:
Find you site very interesting. could not find anyone from V4 division in the log during my stay. See a lot of requests for cruse books I do have one for westpac 1961, could scan could scan and E mail photos if any one wants one.



George Cox - 12/10/99 15:25:09
My URL:http://"This Site"
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE/IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
FYI-Military Helicopter Crashes at Sea By MICHELLE WILLIAMS .c The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (Dec. 10) - Rescue crews searched today for seven Marines still missing after their helicopter crashed and sank into the Pacific Ocean during a training flight far from shore. Eleven others were saved. The CH-46 Sea Knight was flying from one ship to another when it crashed at 1:16 p.m. Thursday about 15 miles southwest of San Diego. Fourteen Marines were ready to rappel 30 feet down a rope onto a Navy tanker when the helicopter crashed. Nearby SEAL boats quickly pulled 11 out of the water. Early today, crews on a dozen Navy and Coast Guard ships and six helicopters used night vision goggles, infrared sensors and other gear to aid divers in the search, Coast Guard Lt. Ted Woolridge said. ``Obviously, the more time that passes, the less hopeful the scenario,'' he said. ``All helicopters are top heavy. When they hit the water, they are going to fill with water, invert and sink.'' Woolridge, a helicopter pilot, was flying on another Coast Guard mission when he received an emergency call about the crash. When he arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later, he saw only a smoke flare and an air crew helmet floating in the water. ``We were out there for about an hour and saw no one,'' Woolridge said. The helicopter went down in 3,600 feet of water. No floating wreckage indicates the helicopter likely sank deep into the ocean with the Marines on board, Woolridge said. All the Marines had received water survival training, but it was unclear whether they were dressed in cold-water gear, Marine Lt. Patricia Restrepo said. If the Marines survived the crash and were wearing the special gear, Woolridge said they could stay afloat for several hours before suffering hypothermia. The water was about 59 degrees. Of those plucked from the water, nine were in stable condition aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, a helicopter assault ship equipped to handle trauma cases, Marine Lt. Joshua Smith said. Two others were in good condition with minor injuries at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. The helicopter crashed after taking off from the Bonhomme Richard en route to the USS Pecos, the Navy tanker that provides fuel to ships at sea, Restrepo said. An initial report suggested the helicopter approached the Pecos too low and the rope, used by Marines to slide from the hovering chopper to the deck, may have snagged part of the ship, causing the crash, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported today, citing avy sources. All those aboard were from Miramar Naval Air Station and part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego. They were on a training mission to test the Marines' special tactics skills, such as boarding ships, in prepar tion for a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, Restrepo said. Military officials were contacting the Marines' families and Restrepo said the ocean search would continue ``until all our efforts have been exhausted.'' The twin-engine CH-46 was first introduced in 1964, and is a workhorse of the Marine Corps and Navy. It can carry a maximum of 14 troops in addition to the crew of four. The Marines use the CH-46E as an all-weather, day-or-night assault transport for troops and equipment. The Navy uses the CH-46D version to deliver personnel and cargo to and from ships. Last year, there were two crashes involving Sea Knight helicopters. One killed two U.S. sailors in the Mediterranean Sea on Sicily's eastern coast. Another killed a sailor about 100 miles off the coast of Borneo. The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported in October that the CH-46 Sea Knight has a history of mechanical failures in its hydraulic system. A review by the newspaper found 71 documented incidents over 11 years of leaks or failures of the hydraulic system. There were no deaths, but three of the failures resulted in fires that destroyed the helicopters. AP-NY-12-10-99 0322EST Copyright 1999 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.



GARY W. WATSON, YN1 USNR-RET - 12/10/99 01:37:26
My Email:gwwent@ar.net
From-City/State: AMARILLO. TEXAS
Division/Rate: YN3, V6/V5
Years Aboard: JULY 1961 FEB 1963

Comments:
I JUST RECEIVED MY DECEMBER 1999 ISSUE OF THE FLEET RESERVE MAGAZINE. THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WAS IN THIS ISSUE. MEMBERS OF THE NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION VOTED FOR THE 12 MOST FAMOUS U. S. NAVY SHIPS OF ALL TIME. THE SHIPS SELECTED WERE: CONSTITUTION, MONITOR, NAUTILUS, MISSOURI, ENTERPRISE (CV6), OLYMPIA, MAIN, BON HOMME RICHARD, ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), ARIZONA, LANGLEY,HOLLAND. FOUNDED IN 1926, THE NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION IS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION LOCATED AT THE WASH NAVY Y RD. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOUNDATION VISIT www.mil.org/navyhist or call (202) 678-4333. I ALSO TALKED TO RALPH POUND ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS REUNION, HE DID TELL ME THAT IS WAS GOING TO BE AT THE PLAZA HOTEL (DOWN TOWN LAS VEGAS). HE SAID THAT THE INFO WOULD COME OUT IN HIS NEWS LETTER. THANKS, GARY WATSON YN1, USNR-R RET



Glen Reil - 12/09/99 11:36:28
My Email:glen.reil@mkg.com
From-City/State: Delano
Division/Rate: G5 GMG 3
Years Aboard: 1961 to 1963

Comments:



George Cox- Webmaster - 12/09/99 00:14:43
My URL:http://"This Site"
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE/IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
Dec. 3, 1999 San Diego,CA- 0400- my son-in-law Richard wakes me up and we quickly get dressed and head out to report for "sea duty." 0500- We report aboard the U.S.S. Essex LHD-2 (a sister ship of the new BHR LHD-6.) 0530- We head to Richards shop and he tands inspection. After he passes, we check the "POD" and then head to the mess for breakfast. It is so odd to see women walking around and working aboard the ship. We go thru the mess line and are dished up some good ol' Navy chow. We go for coffee but f nd that the machines were never turned on. So, we have to have "cappuccino" from the new machine that was recently installed. (the new Navy!!!) After breakfast, we go and PMS a few spaces and then depart the Naval shipyard in San Diego at 0930. Once underway I am flooded by many memories and just "see and feel" everything happening around me. We head out to the open sea and I am again in my early twenties. Once at sea, we prepare to take aboard a "LCAC", a new hovercrat that can carry up to 71 t ns of cargo, troops, and even a tank. It is a site to see and is it ever noisy. There was salt water spray all over the fantail as the "LCAC" slowly worked its way into the ship. Later, after the traditional flight deck walkdown, three helos landed and we were soon off to lunch. The main item served was pizza with most any side dish you could imagine. We even had ice cream and pie for dessert. These new sailors don't starve, thats for sure. While going all over the ship, I saw many new things we all never ad. There were soda machines, ready teller machines, and even big screen tv's aboard. There was even a tv in most every shop or space I visited. The new berthing areas had an adjustable air conditioning/heat vent in "each" rack... Must be nice.... After w at seemed like walking miles of passageways and up and down ladders, I was ready for a snooze. I wanted to see if it would still be like the old days. I found a dark space and crashed on a piece of cardboard. I was out in a second with the slow roll of th ship. I was soon back up and ready for more action in about an hour. Richard and I covered more of the ship and I met some of his DC co-workers and we all had a real BS session. I also met a few of the IC gang and learned of the new things that they had o work on. Before I knew it, it was time to head back to port. We slowly made our way back into San Diego and soon the lines were thrown and we were once again tied up. The end to a great day came much to soon for me but I really appreciated the chance to relive my "Navy days" once again......"I guess time travel is possible...."



BIll Hochstatter - 12/03/99 23:19:21
My Email:hi-cricket@colfax.com
From-City/State: Moses Lake, Washington
Division/Rate: H Division/HM2
Years Aboard: Oct 1962 - Aug 1963

Comments:
I will always have fond memories of my tour on the BHR. I came aboard in Yokosuka and we shortly left for sea with only three boilers working and the yard crew working on the fourth one, because the CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS was happening. I remember we left Iw kuni on short notice and at top speed headed south with no air ops, because we were headed for India, only to be called back to regular duties after the India/China crisis didn't need our help. I enjoyed the last half of the cruise in 62-63 and got to se many places in Japan (360 Y/$). I transferred to the USS KLONDIKE AR22 after the Bremerton yard overhaul in the first half of 63. I kept in touch with several of the Corpsmen I served with. John Denham, I heard that he passed away several years after ret ring. Galen (Pappy) Ensign died of a heart attack in late 91 or 92. Mike Hackney retired this year from the NSA. Any of the rest of the "Sick BAY Crew" let me hear from you.



stacey villines - 11/30/99 17:42:49
My Email:sdaniel@modesto.net
From-City/State: atwater, ca

Comments:
Hi Im looking for my father his name is Robert Wales. I was told he served on this ship in the early 60's, was stationed in Long Beach, CA and was from Mass. If any of you have any information or remember him please let me know. Thank You



Don Deycous - 11/30/99 00:56:24
My Email:arladon@crcwnet.com
From-City/State: Ephrata,Wash.
Division/Rate: E-E Div. IC-3
Years Aboard: 1958-1961

Comments:
I would like to hear from all shipmates aboard during the late 50's. e-mail me about our "Bonnie Dick" reunion in Spokane,Wash. in Aug of 2001.



John O'Neal - 11/28/99 03:32:45
My Email:oneal1@prodigy.net
From-City/State: Havana,Fl.
Division/Rate: m div bt2
Years Aboard: 1951-1952

Comments:
enjoyed seeing names of some of the people i served with.would like to find Paul Comeaux from Louisiana and Rusty Giles from Rockwood,Tenn.



Richard Nelson - 11/28/99 01:32:33
My Email:jestes@sover.net
From-City/State: Lancaster, NH
Division/Rate: VA 75, Air Group 7
Years Aboard: 1952-1953

Comments:
Looking for anyone who may have been in my airgroup. Enjoyed viewing this site. Proud of my squadron VA 75.



jim lang - 11/26/99 22:16:09
My Email:jslang@webtv.net
From-City/State: st.paul mn
Division/Rate: 2nd div.
Years Aboard: 1952 1953

Comments:
I would like to hear from anyone who was in the 2nd div.



carl a. cothran - 11/26/99 19:08:36
My Email:mcothran@msn.com
From-City/State: satsuma,ala.
Division/Rate: div.F fire control
Years Aboard: nov. 1944 --feb. 1946

Comments:



Wallace D. Kerr - 11/25/99 13:31:09
My URL:www.anglefire.com/pa3/jollywally/
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: Hadley,PA
Division/Rate: EB/BT2
Years Aboard: 1961- 1965

Comments:
All that signed all that haven't Happy Thanks Giving



Jack Johnson - 11/25/99 13:24:21
My Email:Pegleg_jack@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Denver, Co. now
Division/Rate: E EM3
Years Aboard: 66-69

Comments:
HI, I made the 67&68 tonkin gulf cruises.We lost alot of GOOD men. Does anybody out there know where I can get a copy of our cruise books? My ex throw mine away. I worked the aviation and ordance gang as an electrician on the flight deck. Saw the Oriskiny and the Forrestal blow. If you were there you remember. A friend and I were the ones who threw the life rings off the ferry in Hong Kong harbor. Do you remember the typhon that blew us almost to Australia on the way home in 68???



George Cox- Webmaster - 11/24/99 19:36:18
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE-IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON... I'm Going To be Thankful For....... .....the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends .....the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed. .....the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat. .....my shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine. .....a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home. .....all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech. .....the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because i means I am capable of walking. .....my huge heating bill because it means I am warm. .....the lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear. .....the piles of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear. .....weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means have been productive. ....the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I'm alive. ......getting too much email bogs me down but at least I know I have friends who are thinking of me :) Be well. Thanks for being a friend. George



George Cox-Webmaster - 11/24/99 18:25:20
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE-IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
I just want to take this time and wish all of you and yours, a very "HAPPY THANKSGIVING." May you all share warm memories with family and friends... George



Carl A. Cothran - 11/24/99 03:17:59
My Email:texantwo@prodigy.net
From-City/State: Satsuma, Alabama
Division/Rate: Seaman 1st Class
Years Aboard: Nov. 44--- Feb. 46

Comments:
I was a gunners mate,, fire control..



Michael R. Soto - 11/20/99 03:28:45
My Email:Mykdecal@webtv.net
From-City/State: Bakersfield, Ca
Division/Rate: E-R/YN3
Years Aboard: Feb 62 - Sep 63

Comments:
WOW! All these years have gone by! I still have fond memories and PROUD to have served on-board the "Bonnie Dick." I now live in El Paso, TX. Sure wish I could locate some of the guys from E-R Div., especially from the "log-room." WATSON YN1, I recal seeing you on-board. Plan on making Las Vegas in 2000. I have made 4 reunions and each time I attend, I meet someone else I once knew as a young 19 year old! Sure would like to see Dan Brodie, James Stirewalt, Tanner, Sedillo..etc just to name a few.< r>



Stephen J Yarling - 11/19/99 20:03:50
My Email:S.Yarling@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Henderson, Nv.
Division/Rate: S-1/ SKSn.
Years Aboard: 1951 to 1953

Comments:
Picked up the BHR in San Diego when we were picking up the new pilots to head to Hawaii for our shake down. Put into Bremerton, Wash. for dry dock repairs then headed to Korea. I have an annual someplace in a box with some pictures. Thanks for having a site like this. I remember well the day we had Yokuska in sight when our Captain volunteered to take the Boxer's place on line again since she needed repairs so we turned around again and did a second hitch on the line.



Richard Lutz - 11/19/99 01:42:32
My Email:rlutz@pdq.net
From-City/State: Houston,Texas
Division/Rate: S1C
Years Aboard: 1944 - 1946

Comments:
Looking for any shipmates that served on the ship from Nov. 1944 to Brooklyn Navy Yard to decomissioning Bremerton,WA May 1946. We probably have bumped on our leaves to Vancouver BC.



Alfred Baker - 11/18/99 23:17:49
My Email:ajlbaker@ctesc.com
From-City/State: Mason, Texas
Division/Rate: Weapons, GMT2
Years Aboard: 1958 to 1962

Comments:
A real joy to see the preservation of a site to commemorate a great ship and area for crew to contact each other. Those who have been in the Navy understand the friendships that have a unique way of shaping character as no other experience.



DEAN VOLBRECHT - 11/18/99 04:46:36
My Email:jade-roch@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Rochester, Minnesota
Division/Rate: ComCarDiv 3 RM2
Years Aboard: 1958-1960

Comments:



Kenneth J. Brown - 11/17/99 03:27:33
My Email:thislldo@usunwired.net
From-City/State: Lake Charles La.
Division/Rate: v-1
Years Aboard: 1960-1963

Comments:
Ive just found this site. My father is looking for some old friends and doesn't know ive found this site yet if you served with my father or know him please e-mail him at the email address above thanks



TR Swartz - 11/16/99 16:16:57
My Email:trandbernardine@juno.com
From-City/State: San Diego, Ca
Division/Rate: CVW 21/5
Years Aboard: 67-68

Comments:
Great site. Let me know how I can help fill in the holes in the history. TRS. Sunglass 685.



CLOVIS BEANS - 11/15/99 18:12:55
My Email:BEANS@US.IBM.COM
From-City/State: ST.LOUIS MO.
Years Aboard: 64-67

Comments:
Just wanted to say hello again to all the bonnie dick sailors and update my profile.If i don,t hear from anyone or see them befor the holiedays have a good one



Lannie Walters (Walt) - 11/15/99 10:11:04
My Email:cva31@aol.com
From-City/State: Bremerton Wa.
Division/Rate: AN V3,65 V1,66 to 67
Years Aboard: 65 to 67

Comments:
Retired out of the navy in 1986, spent fourteen years on different carriers the Bon Homme Richard was the best.



Don Allen - 11/14/99 03:39:50
My Email:dallen0297@cs.com
From-City/State: Watsonville, CA
Division/Rate: CR Division
Years Aboard: 67-70

Comments:
Hello Ship-mates Just checking back in to see who else from CR Division has logged on. Have changed my e-mail to dallen0297@cs.com. Does any one know what happened to Rich Collins RM2 or Rick McDaris RM2.They came on board with me and Rich recieved orders to NAVCOMSTA Cam Ron Bay in about 68 or 69. This is the best Web-site on the net. Thanks again George!! Don Allen



Denny Hemphill - 11/13/99 15:34:49
My Email:drhemp@valise.com
From-City/State: Searcy, Arkansas
Division/Rate: AG1 O-A & X-MAA
Years Aboard: 58-59

Comments:
Ahoy shipmates. It is not to early to start thinking about the next BHR reunion in Las Vegas in August 2000. Hope to se y'all there.



Lee Puckett-U.S.S. Oriskany - 11/11/99 22:11:43
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~wdn/
My Email:lpuckett@megsinet.net
From-City/State: Columbus, Ohio

Comments:
(This was sent to me so I posted it for you all to see....George) Great Web Site Bonnie Dick! Is there any way you can post the following memo on your site or forward it to locations where it will do the most good? The USS Oriskany Association would be very thankful......Semper Omega! If you served on the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY or know anyone that did, or their relatives, or your just plain interested in PRESERVING NAVAL HISTORY & THIS CLASSIC ESSEX CLASS CARRIER,,,,,,PLEASE check out the GeoCities website listed below.....It's called THE TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB......The site is all about the USS ORISKANY but is also a link to a growing MOVEMENT TO SAVE THIS GREAT CARRIER FROM THE SCRAP YARDS....if you'ld like to know what's going on with the movement, partisipate in the forum, talk to a shipmate or crew member...... or just look at the ship photos and learn of her history.........or get involved in any way, major or minor.....PLEASE CHECK OUT THE ORISKANY FORUM near the bottom of the site's home page!!!! If you know any government officials or wealthy sorts that might want to support our cause, the forum wants to hear from you !!! ---------------------------------- http://www.geocities.com/~wdn/ ---------------------------------- Semper Omega! Lee Puckett Columbus Ohio Ship's Crew / G-division/AirOrdnance 1964/65/66 e-mail at.........lpuckett@megsinet.net



Bill Thomas - 11/11/99 04:39:44
My Email:bobyt@mtnia.com
From-City/State: State Center, IA
Division/Rate: MM3
Years Aboard: 1970-71

Comments:
I served in the after engine room from Feb.1970 through her decommissioning in 1971. I would like to make contact with other shipmates, especially after engine room.



Gabriel Sanders - 11/09/99 19:42:19
My Email:paulyg196@aol.com
From-City/State: stockton ca

Comments:
Thank you all for the quick responce you gave me, concerning my fathers lost medals. I am currently contacting the National Personal Records Center re:(Navy) for that request. Thank you for your support, and to all the men and woman who are and have defen ed our country. Gabriel Sanders.



Joe Harris - 11/08/99 16:37:53
My URL:http://joeharris.mainpage.net
My Email:jharris@brfg.com or mharris492@aol.com
From-City/State: Attleboro, MA
Division/Rate: None
Years Aboard: Never

Comments:
I have adopted Ensign Richard C. Graves, USNR, as my MIA. Ensign Graves was attached to VA-215 and listed as MIA on May 25, 1967. I would like any photographs of him, his squadron, and possibly his airplane to post in my website to honor Ensign Graves. Thank You. Joe Harris USN - 1962 - 1974 - medically retired



Gary King - 11/07/99 21:36:55
My Email:2413@nethawk.com
From-City/State: Alma MI
Division/Rate: AO3
Years Aboard: May 64- May 67

Comments:
Signed on quite a while back have found some old WG Div mates still looking for more. Thanks for the site george.



George Cox-Webmaster - 11/05/99 15:29:17
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31/
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE- IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE-NOTICE-NOTICE- I haven't been able to work on the site lately as I just got a new computer and am in the process of transfering files and data over to the new one. It will take a while to re-set things up but I will get it straightened out soon....Smooth sailing to all. . George



Gabriel L Sanders - 11/05/99 00:28:41
My Email:paulyg196@aol.com
From-City/State: Stockton CA,

Comments:
I don't know if this log can help me. My father served on this ship in vietnam in 1969-70. His name is Jeff Sanders. The question I have is he recieved service metals fo sorts and the were lost some 27 years ago. How would I go about to find the metals th t he earned and have them re issued to him? They ment alot to him. thank you Gabriel. my email address is paulyg196@aol.com



SANDRA L. DELASHMET - 11/02/99 06:47:48
My Email:flameo@midwest.net
From-City/State: Missouri

Comments:
my father was on the ship during the korean war. his name is john delashmet. nickname big john. he now lives in illinois. if you know him, we'd love to hear from you.



Donald W. Jessen - 11/02/99 02:53:01
My Email:Chamise1@aol.com
From-City/State: Plymouth, MN
Division/Rate: CO MARDET, Capt
Years Aboard: 12 Jan 67 - 24 Aug 68

Comments:
I'm the widow of Donald W. Jessen & trying to inquire as to his history onboard the Bon Homme Richard. He was a deck watch captain. Anyone that served with him at this time, please respond to my e-mail address. Thanking you in advance, Jeanne Jessen



rasmussen w t - 10/30/99 17:24:46
My Email:rassmu 3
From-City/State: jensen beach fl
Division/Rate: fpp 3
Years Aboard: 1951

Comments:
ships history very well done



GARY W. WATSON YN1 USNR RET - 10/30/99 16:18:23
My Email:gwwent@arn.net
From-City/State: Amarillo, TX
Division/Rate: V6/V5
Years Aboard: 1961-1963

Comments:
I WAS A YN3 IN THE AIR DEPT OFFICE RIGHT ACROSS FROM MAIN COM. YN1 MEDINA, CHIEF HENSLEY, AN CROSS AMHAN MOORE. I WILL RECEIVE MY FIRST RETIRMENT PAY IN DECEMBER 1999. I SURE ENJOY READING THE LOG ENTRIES. I FOUND ONE ENTRY FROM A CARL MOTHERSHED AN V2 DIV CATAPULTS, HE WAS IN THE SAME BOOT CAMP COMPANY 080 FEB 1961. I PLAN ON ATTENDING THE REUNION I LAS VEGAS 2000. BEST WISHES. THANKS, G. W. WATSON YN1 USNR-R RET



Gary W. Fuqua - 10/30/99 05:43:12
My Email:12644Gary@webtv.net
From-City/State: Mojave California
Division/Rate: W Div. Weapons
Years Aboard: 1963-1966

Comments:



Donald Squires - 10/30/99 01:34:43
My Email:squires@sch-net.com

Comments:



Edward B. Farmer - 10/28/99 03:52:34
My Email:kyotofarmer@msn.com
From-City/State: Matteson, IL
Division/Rate: Aviation Mach Mate 3rd
Years Aboard: 1944-1946

Comments:
I am signing this for my father Edward B. Farmer. My father was 18 years old when he served aboard the C-V 31.I beleive he was assigned to the flight deck in air group #1. My Father passed away on April 23rd 1974. If anyone knew my father I would apprecia e hearing from them.I have spent the last 18 years reasearching the battles of the pacific and collecting Japanese Navy items ect.... Sincerely, John Farmer



Dick Cavicke - 10/25/99 23:09:10
My Email:F8driver@pacbell.net
From-City/State: La Jolla, CA
Division/Rate: V6 Div Off & ACHO
Years Aboard: 1964-66

Comments:
Clearly remember those early Vietnam days and the quality and dedication of the sailors who did their jobs under awful conditions. Those tough flight and hangar deck final respots with the #3 elevator broken were memorable as were the amounts of ordnance hat was replenished, loaded and delivered. The BHR C1 (COD) with mail, popcorn and sodas was always a happy event. I left while the ship was halfway through the Long Beach overhaul and went on to do 30 yrs.



Mike Trice - 10/22/99 18:59:10
My Email:mike_trice@jackdaniels.com
From-City/State: Nashville TN
Division/Rate: AIMD/
Years Aboard: 1969 - 1971 - Decommisioned in Brementon, WA

Comments:
Thanks for the memories. I'll dig up my pictures and see if I have anything that may be of interest. I had just listened to an interview with Johnathan Winters (the comedian) and he mentioned that he got his start on the BHR while a Marine. Thought I'd su f for any sites and lucky found yours. I was on board for the '69 and '70 Westpac cruises and during the decommission in Brementon, WA. I was in AIMD/Avaition supply. Would like to here from any of the 'Old Gang'.



Richard L. Johnson - 10/20/99 17:31:17
My Email:W6dnn@Juno.Com
From-City/State: Santa Barbara,Ca.
Division/Rate: En3/A--Fn/B FR #3
Years Aboard: 1950>1952

Comments:
Hi to all, just checking in, found M. Benitez,and G.L.Glynn, still looking for others. Any HAMS see w6dnn in call book. use e-mail to set sched. or chat.10/20/99



Don R. Cheairs - 10/20/99 04:57:37
My Email:Cheairs@AOL.com
From-City/State: Texas
Division/Rate: V-2 Arresting Gear ABE-3
Years Aboard: '66-'69

Comments:
George, the adding of Taps was truly a great thing. Thank you. I find myself returning nightly to see if any of the guys I knew have come aboard. I was a hookrunner that taught Rudy Sandoval to run hooks. What happened to him? What was Davis' (of catapult that got the two 2 inch Mickey Mouse rockets in his gut) first name? Does anyone know the name of the F-8 driver that I almost killed in '68. He flew 104 out of VF-24. It was an accident that caused the bird to explode. When I came to, the rep 8 crew was towing it to the elevator. I want to apologize to the pilot. Lt. Hupp, why didn't I get something for saving the man overboard when we were coming back from Da Nang? Chief Beasley, how 'bout why I didn't get something for pulling Henley out of the A-3 eng ne? I hated every minute I was on that boat; but, at the same time, I loved it.



Wallace D. Kerr Jr. - 10/15/99 15:45:14
My URL:www.angelfire.com/pa3/jollywally
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: hadley, Pa.
Division/Rate: EB / BT2
Years Aboard: 1961 -1965

Comments:
Just an update. adding a URL



Britton, John C. - 10/14/99 19:12:10
My Email:Chris9cal@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Orlando, FL
Division/Rate: EE, IC2
Years Aboard: 1955 - 1957

Comments:



Cole Pierce - 10/14/99 13:47:44
My Email:slainte@ghg.net
From-City/State: Houston TX
Division/Rate: VF-211 LT
Years Aboard: 12 mos (air wing)

Comments:
One of the hotter times in the Viet Nam campaign. Our air wing left the line in late summer '67 with more MiGs than the rest of the Navy put together. Great crews, great squadron, great food (what a baker we had!), flight deck was the best I ever saw in 23-yr career on 5 carriers.



C.E. BLANKENSHIP - 10/09/99 14:29:22
My Email:Csblank1@aol.com
From-City/State: Centerville, Ga.
Division/Rate: VF-191
Years Aboard: 1959-1960-1961-1962

Comments:
I was in CAG 19(VF-191). She was a good ship.



Glen A. Miller - 10/04/99 22:26:22
My URL:http://www.dockrat.org
My Email:miller1g@earthlink.net
From-City/State: Longbranch, Wa.
Division/Rate: VF-51/PN1
Years Aboard: 68 cruise

Comments:
This is to correct my original sign in and to let people know that the F-8 Crusader, pilots and enlisted maintainers have a great web page at www.cloudnet.com/~djohnson/ Give it a visit and you could find a old shipmate.



Don Roen - 10/03/99 14:09:20
My Email:donroen@aol.com
From-City/State: Morgan Hill, Ca
Division/Rate: VA-93Line ADJ-3
Years Aboard: 1968

Comments:
SHe got me back home and for that I love her.I found some of the old Bonnie Dick in Las Vegas at the Castaway Casino. The bartender thought she was a destroyer as he never saw a picture and I had to talk my head off convincing him otherwise.Thanks for a g eat page.



Steve Minor - 10/01/99 21:20:27
My Email:sdminor3903760@hotmail.com
From-City/State: everett,wash.
Division/Rate: v5 e3

Comments:
they were good years,lots of good memories



Pat Hogan - 09/30/99 00:59:14
My Email:utah66@ix.netcom.com
From-City/State: Lansdale, PA
Division/Rate: OE ETR2
Years Aboard: 1965 - 1968

Comments:
I remember the day that a SPAD (A1) was being re-armed on the after end of the flight deck. The 20mm cannon fired three or four rounds and shot a hell of a hole in the top of the mast. We ET's were up there for a week splicing all the cables and wires b ck together. Hell of a time.



Wallace Kerr Jr. - 09/28/99 15:16:55
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: Jamestown Now HadleyPa.
Division/Rate: EB DIV. BT2
Years Aboard: 1961 - 1965

Comments:
I canot belive there are not any of the old guys out there they all could not have passed on. They all seam to be from the air part, where are the ones that were in engering, don't they know how to run a computer to get on here and let us know where you are and what you are doing. It would be nice to see some of them here.



Jed Levine - 09/24/99 20:38:11
My Email:jedlevine@cs.com
From-City/State: Merrimac MA
Division/Rate: X Div LTJG
Years Aboard: 69,70

Comments:
We (in BHR) have a special interest in the upcoming Presidential race : the paternal grandmother of one of the candidates was BON HOMME RICHARD's sponsor. Mrs. John Sidney McCain struck the new ship's bow with the ceremonial champagne bottle on 11/25/44 t the New York Naval Shipyard. Not quite 26 years later, her son, ADM John S. McCain, CINCPAC, paid BHR a visit on Yankee Station ... where the Captain presented him with a welcoming gift ...a framed formal photo of his mother, taken on that long-ago lau ch day. The Admiral was visibly touched by the gesture, and was true to form in his gratitude: He sent an Air Force full colonel down about six decks to ASK(!) a LTJG (me)for permission(!) to ASK(!) the Draftsman Striker who prepared the picture if he'd like an immediate transfer to CINCPAC staff (accompanied shore duty) at Pearl. Obviously, all answers were in the affirmative. But, no lie, the "ASK's" weren't rhetorical orders; they were intended and delivered as downwardly-respectful questions. The col nel made that very clear from the get-go. That Admiral's son is Senator John S. McCain, who will officially announce his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination on Monday. (As I'm sure y'all know, he's a retired A4 driver who spent about 5 1/2 years as a POW.) I met him at a book-si ning today, and asked if now (this race) is "our time." His reply burned across thirty years: "Yes, I believe it is. One last mission ..." If you haven't already, check out his candidacy at www.mccain2000.com. Then do what's right for you ...



Larry W. Addy - 09/20/99 22:32:09
My Email:jvaa@pikeonline.net
From-City/State: Port Jervis, New York
Division/Rate: X and AIMD, YN2
Years Aboard: 1966 to 68

Comments:
It's been several months since I logged into the site. Althouth i've been checking periodically to look for shipmates alas I have found none that I know. I can't believe that coming from X Division, a bunch of xxxxxxx waves, that no one has the computer experience to be on line. Sure would be great to hear from someone who spent about 50 days on line in Vietnam due to the Forrestall mishap. Seemed like it would never end. Take care and God Bless to all here who enter in.



Charley Wright - 09/18/99 06:18:14
My Email:cwright@sirinet.net
From-City/State: Lawton, Oklahoma
Division/Rate: CR RM3
Years Aboard: 62-64

Comments:
Great Site. I came aboard the Bonnie Dick from Adak Alaska around sept. 62, picked her up in Iwakuni Japan, worked crypto in the CR division and was on her through the Conversion in Bremerton the following westpac cruises, got off her in March 64.



SPICER, JAMES R. - 09/16/99 12:48:25
My Email:kb8ogt@usxchange.net
From-City/State: Wyoming, michigan
Division/Rate: CR
Years Aboard: 67-69

Comments:
It's Nice. Thank You For Taking The Time. Jim Spicer.



Dan (Maxwell) Ferrier - 09/13/99 22:06:40
My Email:dferrier@rep-printing.com
From-City/State: Salem, Ohio
Division/Rate: W GMT 2
Years Aboard: 1962

Comments:
I'm a nuke and started the 1962 Westpac criuse but was detatched to Atsugi in October.Also served on USS Los Angeles CA135. It was a grand ship and George has done a great job with the site. I'd like to hear from some of the guys in "W", Borneman?



Joseph W. Daoust - 09/13/99 17:23:06
My Email:photomate2@yahoo.com
From-City/State: Menasha Wisconsin
Division/Rate: OP Div. PH2
Years Aboard: 1966-1970

Comments:
I was a Photo Mate in theBHR. Photolab. Made the 67,6, and the 1969 Westpac. This is my new E-Mail address updated from a year ago. I would like to hear from shipmates.



Rod (Longi) Longino - 09/13/99 14:38:36
My Email:rlongino@imagin.net
From-City/State: Calif., now Dallas area
Division/Rate: X Div., PC3, post office
Years Aboard: 63 -65

Comments:
What a great discovery! Would love to correspond with any of my old steaming buddies. Hello to Howie Henfrey so happy to see you listed here. So many memories, so many San Miguel beers. There are no friendships that will equal military friendships, beca se of the shared experience. Would love to hear from all of you. I have to make the Vegas reunion next year.



w m shaw - 09/08/99 19:48:17
My Email:wmlvs@tisd.net
From-City/State: victoria texas
Division/Rate: e en3
Years Aboard: 1955/1959

Comments:
none



Ron DiNatale "Dino" - 09/08/99 02:23:35
My Email:rstanfor@frontiernet.net
From-City/State: Henrietta, New York
Division/Rate: EE Div / IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-Decommisioning

Comments:
They called me "Dino" I worked in PLAT and also helped IC2 Don Brodigan with KBHR radio and TV. We were the guys who gave you the flight deck views during air ops and also movies and the Captains Addresses to the crew. If you saw it on TV or heard it on t e etertainment system, while at sea, on the BHR that was us. I never thought at the time that I would ever miss that Old Girl, but I sure do miss her and all the guys I shared three years of my life with.



Gregory Lang - 09/05/99 02:10:45
My Email:gregliz@sun-link.com
From-City/State: Littlestown, Pa.
Division/Rate: EB Div BT3 #1 FR Oil lab
Years Aboard: 66-69

Comments:
When I came on board BHR 6-66 she was all orange. I thought what in the world is this? Eventually she was painted gray and we left Long Beach for San Diego.I made three Wes-pac cruises. During my time on BHR I met alot of interesting people, seen a lot of the world, and learned alot.I was sad when I learned that they had scrapped the BHR. I attended the last two reunions and really enjoyed meeting my former shipmates on a personable level. I would encourage all former ships hands to join the BHR Associatio . It's a legacy that we can keep alive for our children and our grandchildren. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Chief Parkhurst?



Jim Guest - 08/25/99 01:40:12
My Email:j1guest@easypages.com
From-City/State: Quakertown, PA
Division/Rate: EA EN 3
Years Aboard: June 66 Mar 68

Comments:
Would like to hear from some of the old gang.



larry may - 08/22/99 12:18:11
My Email:droptine@pcspower.net
From-City/State: hughesville, pa
Division/Rate: OI DIV. RD2
Years Aboard: 1966- 1970

Comments:
i am searching for shipmate jerry cluff (HASTINGS)he is in the san diego area i beleive. he was an rd 2 from oi division also.any one nowing jerry, please contact me or have him contact me.



stan k swanigan - 08/22/99 05:21:23
My Email:krenshaw@inreach.com
From-City/State: tracy ca
Division/Rate: VF-24

Comments:
I served in VF-24 from 65-67 & one complete cruise on the Bonne Dick 66-67.I would to here from anyone from VF-24 who served at that time



Cataldo S. Castello - 08/19/99 18:18:44
My Email:castellovic@hotmail.com
From-City/State: orig from N.Y.C.
Division/Rate: see below
Years Aboard: 1944-45

Comments:
Again, I'm Vic Castello, the son of Cataldo Castello. I signed in his behalf already, but I just found his Honorable Discharge certificate. My Dad was discharged on October 4th 1945 from Key West, Florida as a "Torpedoman's Mate Aviation Third Class US- R V-6". Did anyone out there know him? I have his original "Plank Owners Certificate" hanging on my wall. If anyone would like a copy, I'd be happy to send one along. Does anyone have any pictures of BHR at Bremerton, or at Long Beach before she was s rapped? I also have a little blue 32 page "personal infomation booklet" from 1944.



Cataldo Castello - 08/19/99 17:55:01
My Email:castellovic@hotmail.com
From-City/State: Old Bridge, N.J.
Division/Rate: Petty Officer
Years Aboard: 1944

Comments:
I'm Vic Castello, and I write in memory of my father Cataldo who was a "Plank Owner" of BHR in 1944. He passed away in September of 1997. I found this site as a result of a recent visit to the Bremerton area. Last I heard a few years back, the ship was there. Needless to say, I was distressed to find out that she had been scrapped a few years ago! I had wanted to see her badly, and maybe take some pictures. Thank you for this site, and others like it. It's the next best thing to actually seeing the HR, and it's also a way of memorializing my father. Thank you!!!



Marvin Freed - 08/18/99 14:32:15
My Email:salmar21@aol.com
From-City/State: Leesburg, Fl.
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
This is GREAT!!!! Found Charles W. Logan using this great ships log--- Still hoping to find Joseph Granda.last known to live in Florida.



TR Swartz - 08/16/99 00:59:04
My Email:trandbernardine@juno.com
From-City/State: San Diego, Ca
Division/Rate: VA 76, VA 212, CVW 5
Years Aboard: 1966-69

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Levensailor Billy J. - 08/15/99 18:18:30
My Email:bjlev@moment.net
From-City/State: Llano,Tex.
Division/Rate: V3 ABH3
Years Aboard: 1967&68

Comments:
Had a great cruise on the BHR. Agreat crew with Brooks,Nance,Davis, and all the others.



Levensalor Billy J. - 08/13/99 02:45:20
My Email:bjlev@moment.net
Division/Rate: ABH 3
Years Aboard: 67&68

Comments:
Great Site keep up the good work.



CORDOVA, ALAN A. - 08/12/99 11:40:00
My Email:YIDKID@HOTMAIL.COM
From-City/State: LOS ANGELES, CA
Division/Rate: G-3 DIVISION, BMSN
Years Aboard: SEP-58 TO MAY-62

Comments:
MADE 3 WEST PAC TOURS. BECAME A SHELLBACK, WE TRIED TO LOCK UP THE SHELLBACKS IN THE ANCHOR ROOM IN THE BOW BEFORE WE CROSSED, BUT WERE NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL. GREAT SHIP, GREATER MEMORIES, OUTSTANDING SHIPMATES.



David R. Brown - 08/08/99 17:06:42
My Email:cen40620@ptinet.net
From-City/State: San Diego, Calif.
Division/Rate: WG
Years Aboard: 1968-1970

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Manuel Benitez - 08/08/99 00:58:52
My Email:mben211@aol.com
From-City/State: Tampa,Fl
Division/Rate: Fireman
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
went of board early in 51 untill we came back in the summer of 53. I was in the boiler room in 51 and the main control #1 engine room in 52. I have the 52 cruise book and I look at all those guys that I knew and wish that I had kept more pictures and name and information.I'e made contact with Richard Johnson of Ca. and sent him a couple of pic.If any one remembers my name let me know.



Manuel Benitez - 08/08/99 00:49:47

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Marvin D. FREED - 08/06/99 18:36:29
My Email:salmar21@aol.com
From-City/State: Danville,Il now Leesburg, Fl.
Division/Rate: AO
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
I'm still looking for Charles W. Logan--From Calif. and Joesph Granda from Fl.---Can anyone help??? Do you know of a way to find these two great guys. granda did the drawings for the cruse book,the one you see on this web page.My address is 408 Palo Verde Drive ,Leesburg, Fl. 34748



james j saavedra - 08/06/99 17:27:19
My Email:saavedra01@earthlink.net
From-City/State: San Jose, CA
Division/Rate: IC/2
Years Aboard: 60-65

Comments:
Anybody online work IC room from 60 - 65. keep in touch



Thomas L. Vail - 08/05/99 19:46:47
My Email:tlvail@whidbey.net
From-City/State: Schenectady N.Y.
Division/Rate: V-6

Comments:
I was on board from 1966-1967 I had alot of good times on this ship. Frank Mountian & Kirby Holbrook where are You Guys.



Stegeman, Paul - 08/05/99 02:03:20
My Email:hiker@fuse.net
From-City/State: Cold Spring KY
Division/Rate: EE EM3
Years Aboard: 67- 68

Comments:
A great bunch of guys! An experience I would not have missed



TERNOSKY, WILLIAM M - 08/04/99 23:13:20
My Email:billternosky@rmi.net
From-City/State: Colo Springs, CO
Division/Rate: W-1
Years Aboard: 63-66

Comments:
I was an ET, FT, Gunners Mate, Yeoman, Boatswains Mate, guess I had some trouble fitting in...my nickname was SKEE, worked for Cdr Addicott - Lcdr Rennie in Weapons Office then on the quarterdeck when at sea. Looking for LT John Emerson, F8 jock from VF 191.



- 07/29/99 18:36:00

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David Armelin - 07/29/99 14:40:12
My Email:whiteglove@enter>net
From-City/State: Bethlehem , PA
Division/Rate: OC div AN e3
Years Aboard: 69 to 71

Comments:
i would like to get in touch with some other guys that were on this great ship. she was a good home for me while one her, and the guys i met were great frinds . the food was good sometimes. but i did not go hungry not ever. i also work in the galley for a while. you wouldnt want to know how many hamburgers feel on the floor . i work with the air traffic people



David Armelin - 07/29/99 14:35:04
My Email:whiteglove@enter.net
From-City/State: Bethlehem

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DEAN THOMPSON - 07/26/99 19:34:01
From-City/State: KINGSLAND TEXAS

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Frederick Barner - 07/26/99 15:06:27
My Email:dandfbarner@terraworld.net
From-City/State: Rogersville, Mo
Division/Rate: Supply div. S-3
Years Aboard: l952-l953

Comments:
I just purchase a computer, and wanted to look up my old carrier from Korea war days. I have a full photo book of the second cruise l952.. all the pictures and etc.The men that came aboard after the Korean "Conflict" not war sure did miss all the fun. ike to hear from A.T.Berg, Nate and R.L Harigs, E.D Archer,.W. Carlton, and all the others in S3 Supply Div.



Frederick Barner - 07/26/99 14:40:41
My Email:dandfbarner@terraworld
From-City/State: Rogersville, Mo
Division/Rate: Supply div. S-3
Years Aboard: l952-l953

Comments:
I just purchase a computer, and wanted to look up my old carrier from Korea war days. I have a full photo book of the second cruise l952.. all the pictures and etc.



TERRY L. TAGESON - 07/23/99 05:18:36
My Email:tagalong@milwpc.com
From-City/State: MILWAUKEE , WI
Division/Rate: AO2 VA-195
Years Aboard: 61-62

Comments:
LOOKING FOR OLD SQUADRON MATES VA-195



James R. Lanier - 07/22/99 18:43:29
My Email:mjlanier@g-net.net
From-City/State: Sav., Georgia
Division/Rate: GG A03
Years Aboard: 9-58 to 8-63

Comments:
I have previously signed aboard, but would like to update. Is there anyone from the GG, ord. and missle division. How about it guys, lets sign in and communicate. Thanks



Tom Suglio - 07/22/99 01:56:02
My Email:tsuglio@aol.com
From-City/State: Phoenix, Az at the time
Division/Rate: V-1
Years Aboard: 59-60

Comments:
I glad to have surfed my way into this site. Already found an old division buddy. I don't know if all are aware or not but many of us during the 59-60 period were fortunate in having a skipper that was what the Navy was all about. I refer to David C. Mcam bell. In 1996 he was enshrined into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. He also passed away in 1996. His son was able to come here to Dayton for the induction ceremony.In the next few days I will send George Cox the write-up to install on the BHR site. In the mean time, anyone who would like to read about Captain McCampbell can do so at http://www.nationalaviation.org/



Chester Collier - 07/21/99 13:34:09
My Email:Nicholas.Collier@zool.Airtouch.comm
From-City/State: Albion Michigan
Years Aboard: 1952 - 1953

Comments:
I'm looking for anyone who may have known my father who served in Korea on the U.S.S. BON HOMME RICHARD, He was a parachute rigger, and also performed tail gunner duty on Avengers. I have his cruise books and Jump school photo's from great lakes, anyone w o might have known him please contact me at 248-546-5430, thanx. Also have other cruise photo's and scrap books etc, from the ships other destinations.



andrew siquieros - 07/21/99 04:07:50
My Email:siq25@hotmail.com

Comments:
looking for juan cantu



Parker Ralph [BUZZ] - 07/20/99 04:19:27
My Email:jacbuzz@aol
From-City/State: Troy Mo. [ST.Louis]
Division/Rate: V-6 AEM3
Years Aboard: 18 MTS

Comments:
none right now



Parker Ralph [BUZZ] - 07/20/99 04:18:07
My Email:jacbuzz@aol
From-City/State: Troy Mo. [ST.Louis]
Division/Rate: V-6 AEM3

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Tim Etter - 07/19/99 02:51:25
My Email:Dunesv1999@aol.com
From-City/State: Bargersville IN

Comments:
I was wanting information about my grandfather. He was aboard the U.S.S. BON HOMME RICHARD during W.W.II. His name was John Franklin Miller. He passed away September 3, 1988.



lynn kindler - 07/17/99 12:41:35
My Email:lynnkindler@hotmail.com
From-City/State: buena park ca
Division/Rate: S3
Years Aboard: 1965/1966

Comments:
THE BHR WAS MY FIRST DUTY STATION OUT OF BOOT CAMP I REPORTED IN JAN OF 1965,COMING FROM WYOMING IT WAS THE BIGGEST SHIP I HAD EVER SEEN,I ENJOYED THOSE TROPICAL NIGHTS ON THE LINE IN THE GULF OF TONKIN WITH FLIGHT HOPS,GOING AND SLEEPING IN THE GUN TUBS WHEN THERE WAS'T FLIGHT HOPS,I WENT ABOARD HER JUST BEFORE SHE WAS SCRAPPED IN LONG BEACH,IHAVE A TOWEL RACK FROM HER.



grady d. due - 07/16/99 19:28:22
My Email:gdue@ems.jsc.nasa.gov
From-City/State: HOUSTON TEXAS
Division/Rate: VFP-63 DET. ECHO PR.
Years Aboard: 1965-1966

Comments:
VFP-63 EYES OF FLEET F-8 CRUSADER HI TO GUYS IN THE PARALOFT IS WAS A LONG HOT CRUIES LOOKING FOR EDDIE MILLER ADJ3 LONG ISLAND NEW YORK.& MIKE WEST SM3 REMBER NANA FRINSON MILBY HIGH SCHOOL



grady d. due - 07/16/99 19:14:36
My Email:gdue@ems.jsc.nasa.gov
From-City/State: houston TEXAS
Division/Rate: VFP-63 DET. ECHO PR3
Years Aboard: 1965-1966

Comments:
VFP-63 EYES OF FLEET F-8 CRUSADER HI TO GUYS IN THE PARALOFT IS WAS A LONG HOT CRUIES



Stone - 07/15/99 01:48:20
My Email:stoney17@excelonline.com
From-City/State: Worcester, Ma.
Division/Rate: ??
Years Aboard: 1943-1947???

Comments:
I am trying to find someone who might have served with my dad on the bhr. he was a "flag man", i believe. his name was Henry Stone, called "Stoney" I think he served somewhere around 1943-1947? He passed away in 1967 on my eighth birthday Phil Stone any info would be greatly appreciated!



abdulla sharief - 07/10/99 05:33:59
My Email:shriefabdulla@yahoo.om

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Herb Adams - 07/09/99 17:26:20
My URL:http://community.webtv.net/shogun630/TheHoldenAdams
My Email:shogun630@webtv.net
From-City/State: Milford, Ct
Division/Rate: V-2 AB3
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
URL update



Herb Adams,ABCS,USN,Ret - 07/09/99 16:48:32
My URL:http://community.webtv.net/shogun630/TheHoldenAdamsGenealogyPage
My Email:shogun630@webtv.net
From-City/State: Milford, Ct
Division/Rate: V-2 (AG) AA to AB3
Years Aboard: 1-51 to 5-53

Comments:
Went aboard at USNSY,Bremerton, Washington. Adm Nimitz commissioned The Essex and The BHR on the same day (1-15-51) Rode it till it went into Hunters Point for conversion. Sure was chilly and noisy sleeping in those AG engine rooms that were open to the Hanger Dk.



ED WOODRICH - 07/07/99 13:49:40
My Email:WOODRICHEG@NAVAIR.NAVY.MIL
From-City/State: CHULA VISTA, CA
Division/Rate: G-3 DIV.
Years Aboard: 1960 TO 1962

Comments:
Whew!...I finally get to sign this log book. I have been trying for months. Made the WestPac cruise of 61, better known as the typhoon cruise. Was in the G-3 Division. Had a great time aboard the BHR. Glad these Web sites keep her memory alive.



George Cox - 07/07/99 01:19:33
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From-City/State: Yucca Valley, CA
Division/Rate: EE- IC2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE-NOTICE-NOTICE-Geocities and Yahoo have merged causing some problems with this web site. Visitors using the ~bhr31 address could not sign the "Shipslog"...I think I have found a fix while Geocities and Yahoo try to fix it from their end. It seems to work now... Thanks to all of you for all your support over the years.More info to be posted soon.... George Cox BHR Webmaster



larry may - 07/05/99 16:18:13
My Email:droptine@pcspower.net
From-City/State: hughesville,pa
Division/Rate: rd 2 OI division
Years Aboard: 1966-1970

Comments:
she was definatly a grand old ship. i have many great memories. will be looking forward to all communications with old ship mates. this is a great web site.



John Eberle - 06/25/99 00:30:18
My Email:srbowlman@aol.com
From-City/State: Illinois now live in Florida
Division/Rate: V-2
Years Aboard: 3/64 - 11/66

Comments:
The bonnie Dick is an adventure that I would NOT like to repeat,However I would not trade the memories for anything. Had a great time on the 2 west-pac cruises that I made hope to hear from any shipmates from that time peroid.



John Eberle - 06/25/99 00:26:00
My Email:srbowlman@aol.com

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Richard Golladay - 06/21/99 17:39:15
My Email:golladickjac@att.worldnet.com
From-City/State: Norfolk,VA
Division/Rate: S-6 AK3
Years Aboard: 4/64-7/66

Comments:
A wonderful ship with lots of fond memories. My first night on board was the night the reduction gears blew up off the coast of Japan. From then on it was all up hill. Thanks for the sight. I will visit as often as I can.



- 06/21/99 01:23:54

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Gilbert Daniel - 06/15/99 05:02:57
My Email:ged@silverlink.net
Division/Rate: AO3 / AOC
Years Aboard: 61/63---69/Decom

Comments:
VA-196 AO3 and Ship WG AOC



Eden, Robert S. - 06/13/99 02:01:02
From-City/State: Houston, TX
Division/Rate: V-2, AN
Years Aboard: 1960-1961

Comments:
Came aboard at NAS Alameda, yards at Bremerton, homeport changed to san Diego, WESTPAC cruise, left ship in Hong Kong to return stateside.



Eden, Robert S. - 06/13/99 01:56:11
From-City/State: Houston, TX

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Robert C. Lute - 06/12/99 02:32:43
My Email:rlute@microserve.net
From-City/State: Clymer, PA
Division/Rate: ER . Pipe Shop/SFP3
Years Aboard: 1966- 1969

Comments:
I was aboard the BHR for 3 West Pac cruises during the peak of the Viet Nam war. I was with the Pipefitters Shop. 'Tho I certainly wouldn't want to do it over again, I wouldn't take anything for the priveledge of having done it. I've just recently semi retired (IRR) from the Seabees as a UT1 with 22+ qualifying years in the Reserves, after about 8 years of broken service following the Bonnie Dick. I never DREAMED I would ever do it again! Anyone out there remember me, give me a click. It would be good to hear from you. And may the Lord bless you richly.



Jim Watson - 06/11/99 02:45:34
My Email:jbwtdl@gte.net
From-City/State: CHINO, CA
Division/Rate: LOOKOUTS E-3
Years Aboard: Before and on the last WESPAC on up to Brewmerton WA

Comments:
I signed the ships log before the new foremat took place. I have many fond memories of the ship and many working parties especially the one when we were bringing on board bombs and there was a fire in the hanger bay. I hope to hear from other lookouts fro the last cruise.



Steve King - 06/05/99 00:55:49
My Email:stvking007@aol.com
From-City/State: Lakewood/California
Division/Rate: op/ph3
Years Aboard: 69-71

Comments:
I served in the Photo lab and operated the plate camara on the 07 level. I made the last westpac and decommisioned the ship up in Bremmerton. As a chaplain, I was able to take part with the final memorial service held in Long Beach. I got to go on boa d many times, with my kids and friends before they scrapped the old lady in Long Beach. It brought back a lot of fond memories. Would love to hear from any of my old ship mates.



Richard L. Johnson - 06/03/99 16:09:14
My Email:w6dnn@juno.com
From-City/State: Santa Barbara, Ca.
Division/Rate: B fn / A en3
Years Aboard: Dec. 1950 / Mar. 1952

Comments:
I hope I can change this comments. Icame aboard Dec.1950 Bremerton Wa. out of boot camp helped recommisoned for Korea. B div. Fire Room #3 was home for year, then, A div as en3 engineer of Capt. Gig to reconstration 1952 transfered back to Japan, shore du y. I will always be a flat top sailor. looking for G.L.Glynn, and J.E. Severs.



RICHAR L. JOHNSON - 06/03/99 06:37:12
My Email:W6DNN@JUNO.COM
From-City/State: SANTA BARBARA,CA
Division/Rate: B/FN A/FN
Years Aboard: 12-50/3-52

Comments:
FN IN FIRE ROOM #3/FN AUX ENGINEER CAPT. GIG



Ed Mieszerski - 06/02/99 02:26:42
My Email:linednc@ix.netcom.com
From-City/State: New York City, N.Y.
Division/Rate: OI:RD2
Years Aboard: 1968-1971

Comments:
I made three cruises to Westpac, 68,69, and 70. I am hoping to make the 2000 reunion in Las Vegas since I now live in Los Angeles. I hope to see some of my old OI friends there. By the way, those of you who knew my son, born in '68 while we we were depl yed in now almost 30 and has a daughter of his own.




Joe Scanlon - 05/31/99 17:21:06
My Email:scanlon@ricochet.net
From-City/State: New Mexico (now Washington)
Division/Rate: CR Division / RM3
Years Aboard: 1968-69

Comments:
I reported aboard in San Diego just after the '68 WestPac Cruise. Made the '69 cruise and got out of the Navy two days after we returned. I see a few familiar names in here - anyone out there remember me? I remember mostly the good times - Olongapo, Yoko uka, Sasebo, Hong Kong. Remember we got pulled out of Subic early on our first visit there? This is a really nice web site. I'm glad to see people make the effort to keep these memories alive.



Denny Hemphill - 05/31/99 15:51:15
My Email:drhemp@valise.com
From-City/State: Searcy, AR
Division/Rate: OA/AG1
Years Aboard: 58-59

Comments:
If you haven't already done so, it is time to start making plans for the BHR reunion in Niagara Falls in August. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions about the reunion or the BHR Association please contact me.



LAMB, JERRY L. - 05/28/99 15:00:09
My Email:jlamb@certifiedgrocers.com
From-City/State: Fontana, California
Division/Rate: OP Division/PH3
Years Aboard: 1966-68

Comments:
(Update from my Nov. 98 message) NOW HEAR THIS................ I've been able to locate several of my shipmates through this site. THANK YOU COX! If any of you 1966-68 OP Div. Photo Lab guys read this, we are planning to meet at the renunion in Las Vegas in 2000. Hope to see you there. (PS - Yes, "Jake The Snake" Honneycutt is alive & well in New Mexico. He hopes to be there in 2000.) "E" Mail!



LARRY E. STRICKLAND - 05/28/99 13:29:32
My Email:beastie4@bellsouth.net
From-City/State: Ormond Beach, Fl.
Division/Rate: OPERATIONS OI
Years Aboard: 1964-1965

Comments:
I'M VERY PROUD TO SAY I SERVED ABOURD "BONNIE DICK"



Wallace D. Kerr jr. - 05/25/99 13:32:59
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: PA
Division/Rate: EB BT2 oil lab fireroom
Years Aboard: 1961-1965

Comments:
Where are all you guys that made the ship go? the ones in engineering all I see are the ones that made the planes fly. Don't you think you were not imporant enough to be listed here. It took the effort of everyone of us to make it work, and we all need to be signed here. In fact look at the effort that George Cox puts into this site just so we have a place to find and contact the ones we served with. Friends are friends and we all need to be here, so lets go guys there are a lot of other ships home pages out there so check them out and sign them and maybe just maybe some of your buddies will find you and tell everyone we are out here aand want to be found. So let's get on the ball guys!!!!!



JACK HUGHES - 05/22/99 20:47:34
My Email:JRHUGS97@AOL.COM
From-City/State: BURBANK, CA
Division/Rate: OA /YN3
Years Aboard: 1960-1962

Comments:
Worked in the Air Intelligence Office. Deployed on WESTPAC CRUISE 1961 when we danced with TYPHOON NANCY. We were in KOBE for R&R but NANCY made us leave port and proceeded to chase us all over hell. Many fun times with shipmates: OLONGOPO, YOKO, SUBIC, ONG KONG.etc..etc... Our mission was serious however and we lost several good men.



Glen A. Miller - 05/16/99 23:12:24
My URL:www.dockrat.org
My Email:miller1g@gateway.net
From-City/State: Longbranch, Wa.
Division/Rate: PN1 - VF-51or VF-191
Years Aboard: 1967 Cruise

Comments:
Can't remember the squadron but do remember the cruise as CDR Myers and Ens McCoy got mig's and lost one pilot. Thanks for a great page.



Darrel Lake - 05/15/99 00:38:56
My Email:darlyn68@gte.net
From-City/State: Niantic, Illinois
Division/Rate: AIMD & "Snoopy" Crew
Years Aboard: 1968-1969

Comments:
Served with my brother, Steve SH3(barber). Looking for any of the guys from AIMD or Supply that knew us.



BILL KEARNS - 05/14/99 22:43:11
My Email:FLAG PLOT@AOL.COM
From-City/State: BALTO. MD
Division/Rate: K-2 S1/C
Years Aboard: '44-'46

Comments:
I WAS IN THE SIGNAL GANG FROM COMMISSIONING UNTIL MAR' '46 GOOD TIMES I PUBLISH "SKIVVY WAVER A HOMESPUN NEWSLETTER FOR MATES WHO WISH TO RECEIVE IT... SEA STORIES, PHOTOS, CORNY WW II JOKES ETC OUR REUNIONS ARE GREAT..."DON'T GO FAR"



Marvin D. Freed - 05/08/99 03:17:49
My Email:salmar21@aol.com
From-City/State: Danville Il. soon Fl.
Division/Rate: AO
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
Now have new e-mail address. Still looking for Charles W. Logan and Joseph Granda--Granda did the drawings for the cruise book--also would like to obtain a Task Force 77 patch---Logan was from Ca. and Granda was from Fl.



George E. Hutchins - 05/06/99 14:25:39
My Email:hutchge@msn.com
From-City/State: Newton, MA
Division/Rate: EB Div FN
Years Aboard: 1966-1967

Comments:
I first came aboard the Bonnie Dick on Halloween day 1966 right from boot camp, I wasent sure if this was going to be a Trick or a Treat. Initially it was a real shock because my recruiter gauranteed I would be a Sea Bee. I still believed the Navy had m de a mistake. Then I decided they must need Bolier Men more. I was assigned to Fire Room #3. I will never forget the picture that hung just above the hatch going down to Fire Room #3. It read. ENTER THROUGH THESE PORTALS TO THE DEPTHS OF A MAN MADE H LL. For the next eight months I believed it, Scrubbing deck plates and doing Fire Sides, what more could a young Fireman ask for. Then being assigned to smoke watch duty on a 12" by 12" platform hanging off the side of the 07 level what a joy, Salt air, unshine getting to watch all the Flight Ops. The exileration I felt every time I heard the words CLEAR THE FLIGHT DECK F-8 WITH HUNG ZUNIES COMING ABOARD, or the thrill of watching a 500Lb. Bomb skidding down the deck after an A-4 caught the arresting gea . Truly an experience most Snipes rarely got a chance to experience. Getting badley sun burned one day on station and frost bite the next as we pulled into Yokosuka Japan in a blizard. Boy those were the good old days. Really now, all joking aside, the e are now very fond memories, of a time I will never forget. The comraderie and kinship I felt with my ship mates and the pride I feel of knowing that I served my country on one of the finest Fighting Ships in the Navy. Although now scraped the Bonnie Di k will live on in my hart forever. I wouldent trade that experience or memories for anything.



Rudolph A. Fuentes - 05/05/99 16:33:20
My URL:http://www.lajobs.com
My Email:bluechip@pacbell.net
From-City/State: Los Angeles, CA
Division/Rate: VA-56 Ltjg
Years Aboard: 7 months

Comments:
My memories of life on the BONNE HOMME RICHARD are among some of the sweetest times of my life. I was with some of the best, most honorable and special "shipmates" with whom I could be blest. Over the years, I hope you have been equally blest.



Tom Davis (TD) - 05/02/99 07:32:33
My Email:Cfdozer@aol.com
From-City/State: S.L.C. Utah
Division/Rate: ER DC-3
Years Aboard: 1964---1968

Comments:
I served as a damage controlman, carpenter and locksmith. Went on 2 1/2 west pac cruses. Hated to see her turned into scrap. I did manage to swipe one of the flags flown while in the Vietnam campaign.



Steve Davis - 04/30/99 02:31:11
My Email:HogBody46@aol.com
From-City/State: Spokane Washingyon
Division/Rate: VF-194
Years Aboard: 65 - 66

Comments:
OK I finally signed the log. I really enjoy this site because it brings back so many memories of the good old Bonnie Dick. I have a 65 cruise book, so if there's anybody out there that needs some pictures let me know. As more and more people get P.C.'s th s site will keep growing, so lets get the word out to all of our old shipmates. Steve Davis Spokane Washington Site of the 2001 Bon Homme Richard reunion.



WALLACE D. KERR - 04/29/99 13:06:15
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: HADLEY, PA
Division/Rate: EB BT2
Years Aboard: 61 TO 65

Comments:
Come on guys, I can't belive your so tight mouthed about your time in the navy you should be proud of it and tell everyone you served your country. you gave of yourself,so pass the word and lets all get on here, all that should be on. We got to try harder with pride in what you've done.



Elliot Casten - 04/28/99 07:13:58
My Email:ecasten@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Palm Bay, Florida
Division/Rate: M-Division MM2
Years Aboard: 1955 - 1957

Comments:
This is a correction in my e-mail address. It is a new one for me. Came aboard in September 1955 at recommissioning and spent my whole tour in the Forward Engine Room. Stood throttle watch at #1 main engine "Main Engine Control" and my GQ station was on the lower level at the lube oil pumps. Would likle to hear from any former shipmates who served in the Forward Engine Room at this time. This is a great web-site George.



Elliot Casten - 04/27/99 21:40:13
My Email:ecasten@worldnet.att.com
From-City/State: Palm Bay, Florida
Division/Rate: M-Division MM2
Years Aboard: 1955 - 1957

Comments:
Great web-site! Came aboard in September 1955 when the ship was recommissioned. Made two West-Pac cruises. Spent my whole tour in the Forward Engine Room. Stood throttle watch at Main Engine Control. GQ station was lube oil pumps on lower level. Would like to hear from anyone who served in the engine room during this time.



George E. Kauffman - 04/26/99 14:16:05
My Email:vfgkauf@vba.va.gov
From-City/State: Frederick, MD
Division/Rate: Squadron (VAH-4) AO Shop
Years Aboard: 1962/63 and 1964

Comments:
I'm looking for post cards of the ship, can anyone help me out?



David A. Fore - 04/26/99 14:01:03
My Email:davidfore@webtv.net
From-City/State: Spring Hill, Tn. 37174
Division/Rate: 2nd.Div./SN
Years Aboard: Oct.68-Nov.70

Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone in 2nd.div.Deck department 68-70,also from 1st.& 3rd.div.Trying to locate cruise books from 68-70 if you have any information please contact me by Email,Thanks.



jim paul - 04/26/99 01:57:55
My URL:http://www aol
My Email:jep5148
From-City/State: harrisburg pa
Division/Rate: s2 sk3
Years Aboard: 1966 1969

Comments:
would like to hear from guys i served with i am in contact with steve kahl cs3 served same time as i did



Bill Baum - 04/24/99 03:49:49
My Email:wbaum@webtv.net
From-City/State: west virginia
Division/Rate: EA div. MM3
Years Aboard: 1965-68

Comments:
Would love to hear from other shipmates in EA division.Wayne Real,Roy Patterson.



Terry Waska - 04/23/99 04:27:15
My Email:whiskeybill@earthlink.net
From-City/State: LA CALIF
Division/Rate: GAG 102 VF 781
Years Aboard: 1952

Comments:
First tour korea TF77,was on deck when accidental launch of F9F into blue shirts and killed one green (Haughton???)I was plane capt. Great site keep it up.More background if anyone is interested.



Ed Garvin - 04/21/99 01:31:31
My Email:garvingold@webtv.net
From-City/State: Post Falls, Idaho
Division/Rate: gmsn Fox Div.
Years Aboard: 52-53

Comments:



James A. Plumlee - 04/17/99 02:34:04
My Email:jimnjo@tlweb.com
From-City/State: Clinton, MO
Division/Rate: B/Fireman
Years Aboard: 1950-51

Comments:
I am looking for some shipmates, Harry Bohannon possibly from TN and James E. Thomalson who was from RR Ft. Worth, TX



Andrew J Delhommer III - 04/16/99 16:35:22
My Email:cntacuff@aol.com
From-City/State: Baton Rouge, LA
Division/Rate: BT3 EB DIV
Years Aboard: 1965-1969

Comments:
I'm listing this for my father. He's interested in finding some old shipmates. You can send e-mail to me. You can write to him at: P.O. Box 2593 Bay St. Louis, MS 39521.



Andrew J Delhommer III - 04/16/99 16:12:52
My Email:cntacuff@aol.com
From-City/State: Baton Rouge, LA
Division/Rate: BT3 EB DIV
Years Aboard: 1965-1969

Comments:
I'm listing this for my father. He's interested in finding some old shipmates. You can send e-mail to me. You can write to him at: P.O. Box 2593 Bay St. Louis, MS 39521.



RONALD BERNARD HAND - 04/14/99 22:53:02
From-City/State: OAKDALE CALIFORNIA
Division/Rate: MMC
Years Aboard: 3 YEARS

Comments:
I AM ENTERING MY (RONALD B. HAND, MMC) FATHER'S INFORMATION. MY FATHER RETIRED FROM THE NAVY ON 2-60 AFTER 20 YEARS. HE LAST STATIONED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. THE BON HOMME WAS HIS LAST SHIP. MY FATHER RECENTLY PASSED AWAY AT 76 YEARS OLD ON 3-1 -99



norm "guero" mccall - 04/13/99 15:05:11
My Email:guerof8@pol.net
From-City/State: Arlington, Texas
Division/Rate: designator code 1310
Years Aboard: 1967

Comments:
I've been out of country and someone asked, via email, who the CO of VF-24 was when I was on board. It was Marion "Red" Isaacs, a Mig killer. Sorry I'm so late in reply. By the way, I hear Hal Marr from our sister squadron VF-211 is not doing well. I don' know why but will check to find his address so we can send him some cheering. One lasst thing; my call sign was Storm for much of my career....so many know me by that name. You are a great bunch of guys, thank God I served with you.



Richard B. Hayes - 04/12/99 16:54:55
My Email:richard.b.hayes@lmco.com
From-City/State: San Jose, Ca
Division/Rate: V5 / AO2
Years Aboard: Sept, 1955 / Feb 1957

Comments:
Extended my enlistment to make the cruise. We had CAG-21 (Moffett Field) as our Air Group on that cruise. Years later, I was looking at a copy of "Aviation Week & Space Technology" and saw a picture of the BHR off Vietnam with CAG-21 onboard again.



Paul B. James - 04/11/99 11:07:55
My Email:pbjames@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Woodland Park,CO 80866
Division/Rate: VA144 / AT1
Years Aboard: 1969 or 1970

Comments:
I slept since then so I don't remember.



Ted Loughlin - 04/11/99 06:29:10
My Email:tfloughlin@worldnet.att.net
From-City/State: Santa Ana, CA
Division/Rate: "E" Div., IC2
Years Aboard: 1951 - 1952

Comments:
Anyone know the name of the can that hit a mine about 800 yds off port beam - summer 1952? Anyone know where to get a real "watch cap" (old type), not one of these double knit things? You can't wear these new things right - you have to roll them, instead of folding them so the dry side comes down.



James L.Bishop,Jr. - 04/11/99 00:45:33
My Email:WUFPOP@netZero.net
From-City/State: Richmond,Va.23235
Division/Rate: WM/AO3
Years Aboard: 1968-1969

Comments:
Shes still steaming mates in or dreams shes turning into the wind-God speed grey lady..and with cat up



Dawn Walsh - 04/10/99 21:42:05
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/wa/KentVFW
My Email:kent.vfw@angelfire.com
From-City/State: Kent, Washington

Comments:
I have been visiting alot of different veteran webpages. I got your address from another guestbook. Come visit our post's homepage.



Wallace Kerr - 04/10/99 13:39:46
My Email:Nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: Hadley PA.
Division/Rate: EBdiv BT2
Years Aboard: 61-65 Mar. 18

Comments:
Come on guys surely you know someone who was on board the BHR that you can tell and get them signed up so we can find some of our buddy's it sure would help if you did. Wallace Kerr BT2



Jimmy C. McKnight - 04/09/99 02:52:36
My Email:rvrbell@ipa.net
From-City/State: El Dorado, Arkansas
Division/Rate: CR Division CYN3
Years Aboard: 1966 to 1968

Comments:
I would like to hear from anyone that was in the CR Division from 1966 to 1968.



George McKenzie - 04/03/99 04:02:15
My Email:geogin@gvi.net
From-City/State: Overland Park, Kansas
Division/Rate: OA Division, AF-3
Years Aboard: 1951-53

Comments:
Put the Photo Lab into commission in Bremerton & spent both Korean cruises on the Bonnie. Have contacted Tom Allen and Dave Huntzinger from the same period ... any more Korean war photo guys out there? Would loved to be in San Fran. when the new BHR hosed down the protest crowd there!



CHARLIE WALKER - 04/02/99 05:16:50
My Email:LJ59WALK2@AOL.COM
From-City/State: LONGMONT,COLO.
Division/Rate: VA-192 AO3
Years Aboard: 1959-1962

Comments:
ANYONE REMEMBER VA-192 PLAYING THE MARINE DETATCHMENT IN FOOTBALL,CHRISTMAS DAY 1959,IN GUAM?



Richard Napierala - 04/02/99 01:57:09
My Email:ofus6@alltel.net
From-City/State: Glenwood, Arkansas
Division/Rate: EE/IC3
Years Aboard: 1968-1970

Comments:
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HIPPIES I USED TO KNOW! I DON'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS ARE DOING THIS, BUT IT DOES BRING BACK GOOD MEMORIES. LEAD ME TO THE SAN MIGUEL AND THE JEEPNIES. BUY THE WAY, I'M TOO FAT TO FIT IN MY OLD UNIFORM. NAP



Devoe E. Smith - 04/01/99 20:52:44
My Email:edteresa@gvtc.com
From-City/State: Parkville, MO
Division/Rate: Gunnery/Division 2
Years Aboard: 12/50 - 12/51

Comments:



Mark A. Johnson - 03/31/99 23:24:43
My Email:MAJx4@aol.com
From-City/State: Topeka, KS
Division/Rate: VAW-111 / USNR Ltjg
Years Aboard: 1970

Comments:
A military career that began over 31 years ago ended today. After AOCS (10-68 at NAS Pensacola) and flight school, my first shipboard assignment was with VAW-111 (based out of NAS North Island) as a Naval Aviator flying the E-1B on the Bonnie Dick from Ma to Oct '70, deployed to SE Asia. A second cruise to the Gulf of Tonkin, Viet Nam, followed on the USS Oriskany, CVA-34, from May to Dec '71. After leaving the Navy in Oct '72 and working in the civilian world, I joined the Kansas Army National Guard as a Army Aviator flying the UH-1H as a reservist from Feb '81 to May '84. I then went back on active duty with the Guard flying the U-8F and later the C-12F. Today I retired as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) and the Commander of Detachment 37, OSACOM. Though spent less time but experienced more highs and lows in the Navy than in the ARNG, the Navy remains my first love. It was a great experience and hopefully there are more adventures yet to come!



Dick Mient - 03/29/99 04:06:25
My Email:dmient@hotmail.com
From-City/State: DuBois, PA
Division/Rate: VF-24/YNSN

Comments:
Attached to "Bonnie Dick" during 1967 cruise with Fighter Squadron 24. Rich, Bo, Templeton, Valdo, Burton Casselbury, Others. We lost some very brave officers during this cruise either killed or captured.



Jaworski - 03/29/99 00:18:15
My Email:jski@cts.com
From-City/State: San Diego
Division/Rate: CO/MarineDey
Years Aboard: 51-53

Comments:
For info, all the BHR Korean action reports are available at www.history.navy.mil.branches/richard.htm Had a great tour after a previous ground tour in Korea except for the Aug52 Boxer incident which screwed up wedding plans in Yoko to a navy nurse.



Tom Murphy - 03/27/99 04:22:46
My Email:tvmurphy@ix.netcom.com
From-City/State: Santa Barbara, Ca
Division/Rate: H Division E3
Years Aboard: 1963-64

Comments:



Wilbur Healey - 03/24/99 18:41:44
My Email:zigzag@wcf.net
From-City/State: East Troy, Wisconsin
Division/Rate: EA Div. MR3
Years Aboard: 64 through 68

Comments:
Served 4 west pac cruises,Spent all 4 years on the Bonnie.Was proud to serve aboard her, made a lot of good friends, and memories. Was very sad sad to hear about her being scraped.



Paul K. White - 03/23/99 19:49:26
My Email:pwhite@nac.net
From-City/State: Bridgewater, NJ
Division/Rate: Radio Gang, ET3/C
Years Aboard: 1944-1946

Comments:
I joined the ship at Brooklyn while it was under construction. Was on for commissioning, shakedown cruise, and all through the end of the war until it was put into mothballs at Bremerton, Washington. I served in the radio gang, repairing radios, transmitt rs, etc. Enjoyed the comeraderie, and even enjoyed hearing the ship's band when they were able to play. Best wishes to all of the ship' survivors of that era. I also marveled at the skill of then night fighter pilots landing in pitch black skies on a boun ing deck. God bless them all.



Art Widman - 03/22/99 13:06:30
My Email:crazybob@teche.net
From-City/State: Louisiana
Division/Rate: S2
Years Aboard: 1965-1968

Comments:
Please help me find other shipmates who were onboard during my tour. If anyone knows anything about Issac (Marty) Martin please let me know something. May contact me at crazybob@teche.net or Icq# 22528696



wallace D.Kerr - 03/22/99 02:48:57
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: Hadley, Pa
Division/Rate: EB BT2
Years Aboard: 1961-1965

Comments:
com guys let's get signed up for the shipmate page so we may have a better chance of finding our buddy's the more we get signed the better chance we have. thanks. A shipmate. Wallace Kerr BT2 BHR



Dave Jones - 03/21/99 05:35:58
My Email:djones0607@aol.com
From-City/State: Inyokern,CA
Division/Rate: AME1 VF-53
Years Aboard: 69-71

Comments:
Looking for VF-53 and BHR shipmates from the final cruise.



Marvin D. Freed - 03/20/99 17:40:03
My Email:Snobrd98@innet.com
From-City/State: Danville, Il. 61832
Years Aboard: 1951-1953

Comments:
I am looking for two ship mates--Charles W. Logan from Manhatten Beach Ca. when i left the ship he was working as a yoman--He also worked on the flight deck and the hanger deck. Last saw him in Oakland Ca.in March 1953. also looking for ship mate Joseph Granda-- He did the drawings for the cruise book-Task Force 77-he was from Miami Fl. I will have a new e-mail adress soon-Mailing adress is 408 Palo Verde Drive,Leesburg, Fl. 34748



Gene A Brown - 03/20/99 04:50:51
My Email:dinky@netw.com
From-City/State: San Francisco, CA
Division/Rate: ABAN
Years Aboard: 1955-1957

Comments:
I served abord the Boni Dick, For two years and loved it. Came abord out of boot camp to the ship at hunters point, there were only a dozen crew or so, I forget how many months we stayed in dry dock but I know it was a few months, I made one cruse abord h r befor geting tranferd to Whidbey Island to compleat my tour of duty in the Navy. When abord I was in V1 and V 2



Larry Rich - 03/19/99 07:48:31
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/wa/BonnyDick/index.html
My Email:larry@willapabay.org
From-City/State: Lebam, Washington
Division/Rate: EB/BT3
Years Aboard: 1967-70

Comments:
This is really great.. A lot of old timers and a lot of newbies.. I love it.. I am going to add this page to my page.. I was in #2 and #4 Firerooms and also did about a year in the Oil Lab.. If you were an officer, I probably woke you up taking soundings.. Sorry about that.. :) I am looking for a few guys.. Butch, Kootch, Kretchmer, Van Marter, Fulmer and a few others that were in the Silver Star or one of those other dives.. We don't want to remember the bad times as well as we want to remember the good times.. Live on and wire brush those de



William Murphy - 03/19/99 05:27:18
My Email:wmurphy@oz.net
From-City/State: Puyallup, Wal
Division/Rate: VF-53 AO2
Years Aboard: 1970

Comments:
Would like to hear from any of the AO's in VF-53 that served on the last West-Pac.(Jack Farmer,Rich Sipiora,Wilke, W.Johnson)



Al Reese - 03/19/99 03:55:39
My Email:Wiggy071@aol.com
From-City/State: Sacto. Ca.
Division/Rate: EE IC2
Years Aboard: 1967-1970

Comments:
I thought I would sign on the site again because my first sign-on was lost when the site went down a few months ago. I've been in contact with George Lew as well as George Cox. I would like to hear from anyone I served with Al Reese



James Hallman - 03/18/99 20:40:02
My Email:jhallman@bellsouth.net
From-City/State: Pascagoula, MS
Division/Rate: Navigation SN/QM3
Years Aboard: 1958-1961

Comments:



Harry E. Kindred - 03/18/99 16:45:31
My Email:harry.e.kindred@boeing.com
From-City/State: Huntsville, Alabama
Division/Rate: E-E Div. EM-3
Years Aboard: 1959-1961

Comments:
I have enjoyed your site very much. Would enjoy hearing from anybody on the Bon Homme Richard during those same years (1959 - 1961). You have brought back many good memories with all the photos. Thank you very much!



Gary Stewart - 03/18/99 07:39:54
My URL:http://www.ussvi.org
My Email:garystew@seward.net
From-City/State: Seward, AK
Division/Rate: IC (IC3/2) PLAT/LENS
Years Aboard: 1969 - Decommissioning

Comments:
During the decommissioning of the Bon Homme, was reassigned to the IC Gang, working with George Cox, George Lew, Al Lake, and many others.. Remember the Stroger Telephone Switch? Gary



Nate Harig - 03/18/99 05:20:59
My Email:nharig@aol.com
From-City/State: Newark, CA
Division/Rate: S3
Years Aboard: 1951 -1953

Comments:
It's been a long time ago, but will never forget the good times as a young sailor. Anybody out there that were in the S3 Division



Elmer Buttrey - 03/18/99 04:24:11
My Email:sassy@cafes.net
From-City/State: Tullahoma ,Tenn.
Division/Rate: S-2 Division
Years Aboard: 1944 - 1946

Comments:
I served aboard the BHR 1944 to 1946 and would like to hear from anyone during that time.I am also a plankowner.I can be reached at this mailing address, as I have no home computer. 203 Hickerson Circle Tullahoma , Tenn. 37388



David Tortorelli - 03/17/99 15:37:25
My Email:Gtorto@aol.com
From-City/State: Denver/ CO
Division/Rate: V1/PO3
Years Aboard: 2yrs

Comments:
I would like a roster of the ships Air Divison during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. If you have this or you were stationed on the Richard at that time please email me at this address: Gtorto@aol.com



Don Allen - 03/17/99 05:00:27
My Email:donallen@mbayweb.com
From-City/State: Watsonville, Ca
Division/Rate: RM3
Years Aboard: 1967 thru 1970

Comments:
I'm glad to see this web site, spent some good times on the Bonnie Dick, Made 5 cruises during Viet Nam in the Radio Shack. Was Teletype circuit controller.After I was descharged in 1970 heard she had been decommissioned. What's happening ? This last week heard she is transporing Marines in Monterey Bay for the War games. Tell me more please. If she is going to be in port anywhere around close would like to take my kids to see where Dad spent 3 years of his life..Also please let me know of a y Reunien info. Thanks for the site, Also have some Shell back pictures of my own if you're interested. Don Allen C.R. Division RM3



Chuck Olson - 03/17/99 02:48:24
My Email:gremaka@aol.com
From-City/State: Modesto, CA
Division/Rate: CR RM2
Years Aboard: 6/20/67 - 7/18/70

Comments:
I worked in Radio Central on the Bonnie Dick, played guitar alot, and left the ship in July 18, of 1970. From Oregon. . . served during 4 Westpac deployments. I'm interested in collecting photos of BHR & radio-gang during 6/67 - 7/70.



John Marrone - 03/16/99 22:47:33
My Email:tutabella@aol.com
From-City/State: Redding, Ca.
Division/Rate: S-4 DK3
Years Aboard: 1/63 to 12/64

Comments:
Worked for Chief Homer Williams would like to know if possible where to contact him.



Guadalupe Pando - 03/16/99 22:34:59
My URL:Gpando7341
My Email:Gpando7341@aol.com
From-City/State: Las Cruces NM
Division/Rate: na
Years Aboard: na

Comments:
I just want to know more of the ship cause my sister Sonia is in it she is in the Air Dept.



Mike Shaddock - 03/15/99 15:46:02
My Email:MShaddock@aol.com
From-City/State: Temple, Texas
Division/Rate: WF Division Officer
Years Aboard: 1969-1971

Comments:
I have lots of fonds memories of the "Bonnie Dick" Standing midwatches on the bridge to lots of good liberty in the Far East. George Cox has done an outstanding job on this site. This site has also encouraged me to look up a lot of long lost Navy buddies from the past. I attended the Bremerton reunion with Jed Levine (PAO), and I am glad I did since the ship was scrapped a few years later. I tried to recover the infamous "Hista's Lair" stateroom door from the salavge crew, but was unsuccessful. I read on the internet that a lot of the BHR gear in on display in one of the Las Vegas casinos. If any of you are ever in the area, drop by and let swap some sea stories.



steve robinson - 03/15/99 15:26:25
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From-City/State: hayward, calif.
Division/Rate: eb div. #4fr. BT3
Years Aboard: 68-71

Comments:
hey everybody! the new bon homme is going to be in alameda this week. it'll be part of the marines training exercise. on march 19-21 it'll part of a open house. at least thats what the newspapper said.



Ed Cullum - 03/14/99 21:05:11
My Email:cullum@swbell.net
From-City/State: Plano, TX
Division/Rate: O-A
Years Aboard: 1959-61

Comments:
It is always great to stop by and see who has signed the log. I am looking for any of the weathermen aboard '57 to '62 era. Found a couple so far.



James G.B. DeMartini, Jr. - 03/14/99 19:25:04
My URL:http://www.earthlink,net
My Email:jamesgb@earthlink.net
From-City/State: Foster City, CA 94404-3733
Division/Rate: Sec. Nav. Guest
Years Aboard: 2 weeks

Comments:
I had the pleasure to be a Sec. Nav. Guest on BHR before they deployed to Nam. It was a wonderful ship with a great crew led by Capt. McLinden. My approbation every one who served on her.



Brett Barnes - 03/14/99 03:59:01
My Email:vbarnes@tanner.org
From-City/State: Carrollton, GA
Years Aboard: 1945-1946

Comments:
Hello, My father, James Dumah Barnes, was an airman who was ferried home from the Phillipines at the close of WW II on the BHR. He embarked at Leyte the day after Thanksgiving,1945 and arrived at San Franciso on Jan.15, 1946. Was anyone out there on this voyage?



Ronald A. Meek - 03/14/99 02:31:52
My Email:keemr@aol.com
From-City/State: Sun Prairie, WI
Division/Rate: CR Division - RM2
Years Aboard: 1965-1968

Comments:
Have many memories of the (3) cruises I spent aboard this great ship. Would like to hear from anyone else from CR Division that was aboard during the cruises of 65, 67, 68.



Dave Morrow - 03/14/99 02:15:32
My Email:oldirish@email.msn.com
From-City/State: Sarasota Florida
Division/Rate: AE3
Years Aboard: 1970-1971

Comments:
I was attached to VAQ-130. I was mostly sent to denang off the ship. I worked on the A-3's. I have not been able to find any people from my squadron. If you could help I would greatly appreciate it. I went to the last reunion and had a very good time. I a trying to make the Las Vegas reunion.



Ronald Schleicher - 03/14/99 01:30:44
My Email:rschleic@execpc.com
From-City/State: Big Bend, Wisconsin
Division/Rate: I forgot/seamen 1st class
Years Aboard: sept. 1955- sept. 1956

Comments:
I enjoy the site.Im thinking of going to the reunion in vegas in the year 2000.



Wallace Dale Kerr - 03/14/99 01:04:53
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From-City/State: Hadley PA
Division/Rate: EB
Years Aboard: 1961-1965

Comments:
Whats the matter with all you guy,s out there? Where is your dedication? it's hard to find anyone fron the BHR there has to be more of you out there,lets pass the word and get more signed up. that way we might be able to find our buddies. word of mouth travles faster than the computer does,so lets get on the ball guy,s Wally



Paul Stegeman - 03/13/99 22:57:30
My Email:hiker@fuse.net
From-City/State: Ft Thomas Ky
Division/Rate: EE EM3
Years Aboard: Jan 67 - Oct 68

Comments:
Hi I'm thankful to George Cox for putting this together. I'd like to hear from other EE Division shipmates



Frank Ston "STONEY" - 03/13/99 15:16:29
My URL:http://escapesail.com
My Email:pelican@thenuthouse.com
From-City/State: Charlotte Harbor Fl
Division/Rate: V-3/EL-2
Years Aboard: 68/69

Comments:
Hell yes I'm a "SHELLBACK". Whazts up to all my fellow blue shirts. Smity,Nance,Pee-Wee,and yes Tobin. How are you doing "HONK".[EL-3 operater] I'm still sailing the seas. Just came back from Cuba on a 11 foot sailboat. Just can't get enough.



Norm "Guero" Mccall - 03/04/99 19:14:36
My Email:guerof8@pol.net
Years Abord: 1967-68

Comments:
VF-24, shoot down date 5/19/67, rescued same date by US Army Jolly Green, Cpl. Trevino winch operator of Jolly Green (he sent me rescue log copy in 1992!), off coast of Haiphong..Ha Long Bay. USN SAR helo went bingo fuel awaiting my ejection and Jolly Green in area, why?..never found out. We were flying flak suppression for VA-212 (Homer Smith CO)delivery of Walleyes. CVA-31 ready room smell with grease, heat and continuous rumble of aircraft, boat noises and intercom remain as a part of my being to this day...at age 59. Thanks.



Ronald Nichol - 03/04/99 08:26:30
My Email:ronnichol@netscape.net
From: Colorado
Division: OP (photo lab)
Years Abord: 1958/1959

Comments:



Ronald Nichol - 03/04/99 08:08:27
My Email:ronnichol@netscape.net
From: 1958/1959
Division: OP (photo lab)

Comments:



Bob Evans - 03/04/99 02:39:36
My URL:http://home.att.net/~micbob/ussbhr.html
My Email:RocketTower@worldnet.att.net
From: N.J.
Division: V-2 Gear
Years Abord: 64-67

Comments:
Great Site, George I'll have to add you to my links page



John Duym - 03/04/99 02:01:22
My Email:JDuym@hotmail.com
From: New Jersey
Division: CR-communications
Years Abord: 1967-1968

Comments:
Great ship-Great times. Always a big part of my life and memories. Would like to hear from radio shack personnel on the 1968 WESTPAC cruise.



ANDERSON, WESLEY S - 03/03/99 23:25:45
My Email:happydoc1@yohoo.com
From: Spokane Washington
Division: H Div
Years Abord: 1967-1969

Comments:
been there done that and got the shirt and went home Hello to all that was there



John C. Trapp - 03/01/99 22:53:46
My Email:trapp@nni.com
From: 1958
Division: V-4

Comments:



VIRGIL HILL - 02/28/99 22:10:53
My Email:virgilhill@nccoast.net
From: SHALLOTTE,NC
Division: CAW 19/CAG 19
Years Abord: 1962 - 1966

Comments:
I WAS ON THE AIR WING COMMANDERS STAFF BASED OUT OF NAS LEMOORE, CALIF. WE DEPARTED NORTH ISLAND ON OUR WEST PACK CRUISES AND CARRIER QUALIFICATIONS FROM 1962 - 1966. I FEEL AS PROUD AS ANYONE TO HAVE LIVED ABOARD THE BONNIE DICK. I REFER TO HER AS MY SHI EVEN THO I WAS A YEOMAN IN THE AIRDALES AND PROUD OF THAT AS WELL. I WAS GLAD TO FIND THERE WAS SOMETHING STILL AVAILABLE ABOUT THE BONNIE DICK. THANKS TO MAKING THE INFO AVAILABLE.



Sam P. Jewell - 02/26/99 15:15:00
From: 1968-1971 & 1957 Cruise
Division: WM & VF-141
Years Abord: 3 1/2

Comments:
I was guided missile chief from 1968 to the time of decommissioning, We had a great division. Was also on the 1957 cruise with VF-141 Iron Angels. Looking for old friends & shipmates. Call me in Oklahoma, at 580-436-2224.



Norman K. Rafsol - 02/26/99 14:19:23
My Email:norman_rafsol@ittsheraton.com
From: 5/58 to 5/60
Division: "W" Nuclear Weapons
Years Abord: two (2)

Comments:
Love to hear from any of my fellow Nukes!



Don Gaylord - 02/26/99 07:46:40
My Email:tiejesr@newman.net
From: Allerton Illinois
Division: OPS
Years Abord: 6 months

Comments:
Great site. I was the communicator for NAVSECGRUDET Three and we occupied SUPRAD spaces just fwd of the angle deck. We xferred from Coral Sea to the Bonnie Dick at Subic in Mar 1961. For a non-sea-going type, I relished every moment on both ships, but I w s most fond of the latter. I remember an incident during night recovery when an A4D crashed during landing, slid off the angle deck into the sea. We heard the crash and made it to the catwalk just in time to see the plane hit the water. It floated tail up for awhile, then sank with the pilot. If memory serves me, the pilot was either the squadron commander, or it's XO. The ship came to an emergency stop and the big searchlight came on looking for the plane. I heard in the following days that part of the se t and the pilots oxygen mask and hose were recovered, but not the pilot. In the Navy, it was and still is a dangerous job keeping the peace. CTO1 Don Gaylord, USN/RET.



Roy Granger - 02/26/99 06:06:12
My Email:rlgranger@aol.com
From: Wenatchee, Wa.
Division: EB Boileroom #3
Years Abord: 1966-68

Comments:
This is a great way to keep in touch with old friends, and to find out where and how you are doing. So, e-mail me with news of shipmates.



Annette - 02/26/99 04:18:33
My Email:sassy@cafes.net
Years Abord: See Comments:

Comments:
I was searching for my friend ,Elmer Buttrey who served on The BHR in 1944 To 1946. He retired after being injured while in service. He wanted Information about the ship and to see if he could see about the other crew members he served with.I myself enjoy d reading about this also.



Wayne L. Kaiser - 02/26/99 00:06:17
My Email:WayKai
From: 1963-1965
Division: S-2 and Captain Office
Years Abord: Two

Comments:
Was on board when we went to Arabia,Iran,Deago Squaraz,Keny africa and the First Concord Squadron. Anybody on board at that time E-Mail me at WayKai@AOL.com



EE Tucker - 02/24/99 01:31:11
My Email:Etuck51@AOL
From: Chas. WV
Division: S1/SK3
Years Abord: 1965-67

Comments:
Please ignore my previous sign on. I am very new to this. I served with so many great guys on the Bonnie Dick it would be impossible to name them all. Would like to hear from any former shipmates, especially Larry,Harry, or Gary Winter. Three of the best riends anyone could have during times like Nam.



James Oliver - 02/21/99 10:18:01
My Email:coliver@ruralink.com
From: Willmar, Minnesota
Division: Aviation Ordainanceman
Years Abord: 1962-1965

Comments:
I am signing this for my dad. I think my dad was aboard the ship from 1962-1965. He was stationed in San Diego ( west pac cruises). My dad was an aviation ordainance man. I think his exit rank was E3.



bill weinger - 02/20/99 16:16:22
My Email:mrbill62@pacbell.net
From: june1955 to may1957
Division: s-3
Years Abord: two

Comments:
GREAT SHIP.LOTS OF GOOD TIME ON IT.I WORK IN THE SHIPS STORE AND LAUNDRY.



Dale F. Smith - 02/17/99 06:29:11
My Email:kathysm123@aol.com
From: March, 1960
Division: EE
Years Abord: 3.5

Comments:
Would like to locate Boyd Cooper, served the same time that I did.



James I. Eubanks - 02/15/99 17:46:56
My Email:kd4jov@aol.com
Division: Lookout
Years Abord: 1943-1946

Comments:
I'm signing in for my dad, Donnie Eubanks. (Original Plank Owner, shake-down cruise.) He asked me to try to find J. L. Faircloth and Howell Hendley. They were also lookouts during the same time period. Bill Lepp was also one of the gang, and moved to Ohio after the war. If anyone can help find these guys, THANKS !!!



J E (88)Keyes - 02/11/99 21:40:33
My Email:louand88@juno.com
From: Squadron VT(n)91
Years Abord: 1945

Comments:
Our group was scheduled to go aboard th Enterprise to relieve night group 90 but a kamakazi on the foredeck of the big E changed everything. The BHR hit Pearl about that time and lost their day group 16 and gained our night group. I am sure the ships company wasn't pleased to become an active 24 hour operations ship but they did the job well. S e you in Buffalo



Jim Mackey - 02/09/99 18:43:22
My Email:jimm@southwest.cc.nc.us
From: 1967 to 1970
Division: V-2 Arresting Gear
Years Abord: 3.5

Comments:
Looking for anyone form V-2 Division, Slide down the information highway and send me a e-mail.



Thomas K Molinar - 02/08/99 04:53:02
My Email:motom49@infohwy.com
From: 69 to 71
Division: ER
Years Abord: 2 1/2 yrs

Comments:
Would like to hear from other friends from ER div. ,and talk about old times and good times.



Howard Masters sfm-3 - 02/07/99 22:10:04
My Email:litlecam@worldnet.att.com
From: St.Louis Mo.
Division: ER
Years Abord: 1966-68

Comments:
Looking back , I guess I have to say i had the time of my life . great friends , travel , I was taught a trade that I'm aking a living with today a union pipefitter . the Bon homme will always be a love in my life .



Phil Brown - 02/05/99 20:27:28
My Email:pbrown@ci.bryan.tx.us
From: Indiana now Texas
Division: VA56
Years Abord: 1957 Far East Cruise

Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone in that squadron. Had loads good times Cubi Point p.i.



Tom Murphy - 02/04/99 18:45:56
My Email:tvmurphy@ix.netcom.com
From: Santa Barbara, Ca
Years Abord: 63-64

Comments:
I remember the First Concord Squardon, Shellback initation, the visit by the Shah of Iran, liberty in Africa and Saudia Arabia as well as the usually ports of Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii. I attend most of the reunions, most recently in Pensecola where we were guests at the commissioning of the new Bonhomme Richard.



Jed Levine - 02/01/99 21:18:55
My Email:75374.445@compuserve.com
From: Merrimac MA
Years Abord: 69 - 70

Comments:
Any shipmates interested in acquiring old cruisebooks and/or out-of-print books of Naval interest? Tom Clark, 914-472-2071, is a professional bookfinder who has been of great assistance to me in locating both. Example: he currently has access to two copies of BHR's "Second Hitch" cruisebook of 1951 (includes recommissioning and first Korean combat cruise), among others. He's located three books for me already, and checks-in by phone or Email at least once a week with his latest finds. Tom's a retired teacher, so you can reach him just about anytime, Eastern Time. Be sure to let him know you're from BHR!

Wallace D. Kerr - 02/01/99 16:41:47
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From: PA.
Division: EB
Years Abord: 1961-1965

Comments:
any one from Tacoma or Olympia Washington, that might know the were abouts of a CHARLES EDGBERT from that aera Please e-mail. AS he was an old navy buddy of mine and I would to get in touch with him again. We were aboard the BHR CVA31 in the oil lab. Bill Morris,Gary Hanlin,wallace ( HIS LAST NAME) Ron Conger and a few more that I can't rember their Names right now but we had some good times back then. ANYONE E-MAIL ME at nita@pathway.net Thanks to all that reply. Wally Kerr BT2

HT1 CLIFF ALEGRE - 01/30/99 05:23:01
From: CNRRCDET III
Division: N&MCRC BOSSIER CITY

Comments:
MY UNCLE SENT ME MY FIRST NAVY DRESS WHITE UNIFORM FROM OVERSEAS WHILE HE WAS STATIONED ABOARD THE "BONNIE DICK" IN 1960(I WAS 5). I STILL HAVE THE PICTURE OF THAT SHIP IN FULL BATTLE DRESS ON MY WALL AT HOME, AND I STILL HAVE THAT UNIFORM. THANKS FOR TAK NG THE TIME TO PUT THIS SITE TOGETHER AND BRINGING BACK SOME VERY FOND MEMORIES.

JOSEPH J DYER RD1 - 01/25/99 23:44:38
My Email:jjdyer@jnlk.com
From: PENNSVILLE, NJ
Division: OI DIVISION
Years Abord: DEC 51-MAR52

Comments:
I CAME ABOARD WHEN MY OTHER CARRIER (PHIL SEA CV-47) WAS GOING BACK FOR THE SECOND KOREAN CRUISE. JAMES U KITTS RD1, A CALLED-UP RESERVE, ALSO CAME WITH ME FROM THE PHIL SEA. TOOK MY TEST FOR FIRST ON SHIP AND RECEIVED THE RATE THE DAY I WAS DISCHARGED. br>

C.B. "Pete" Garland - 01/24/99 19:23:23
My Email:Charles.garland@gte.net
Division: V-4
Years Abord: 1959-1960

Comments:


Linville J.K. ATR2 - 01/23/99 17:00:22
From: Hesperia, CA.
Division: VA-76, VA-94
Years Abord: 1967, 1969

Comments:
CVA-31 was a great ship. Lots of hard work and hard play. R.M. Heard,Feehan,Budda,McIntosh,Hippy Floyd what ever happened to you guys?

Jim Kenyon - 01/22/99 04:19:02
My Email:jken241@ aol.com
From: Utah
Division: AIMD (YELLOW GEAR)
Years Abord: 1967-1970

Comments:
I was lucky enough to get on the ship in LA. I was able to get the complete Engineering logs for 1968 and 1970 West Pac. They indicate where we were evey day and have hand written log entries for each watch. I would like to know which Department kept these logs and matybe hear from some of the guys who made these entries.


Donald L. Hoffman - 01/17/99 23:24:53
My Email:westalmondauto@infoblvd.net
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-1971

Comments:


Donald Squires - 01/17/99 00:10:48
My Email:squires@wiresurfer.net
From: New York state
Division: 3rd Div
Years Abord: 1944-46

Comments:
I was a gunner on air defense forward. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who served on the Bonnie Dick at the same time. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of R.L. Poole please contact me at my Email address. Looking forward to hearing from shipmates.

Bert Harmon - 01/15/99 09:58:07
My Email:BHarmon@nsnet
Division: VF-191
Years Abord: 1964-1965 2 years

Comments:
you were a great ship and got us home safe

James W. Baker ABHC - 01/15/99 00:35:05
My Email:Jbaker38@aol.com
From: Dillon,SC. 29536
Division: V-1
Years Abord: Feb.1964 - June 1967

Comments:
I was the flight deck cheif. I was injured on June 10th 1967 while loading a missle on aircraft. Anyone that may remember me please send E-mail. Thanks!

Andy Vedvik MEG3 - 01/14/99 16:03:16
My Email:avedvik@itis.com
From: Poynette, Wis
Division: R Div
Years Abord: '50 to 52

Comments:
Looking for anyone in R Div during my time. Any info on T. J. Kelly from Panama City, FL, Chief W.W.Cooper ,last known to be in Indianapolis, Chuck Webster ME2,Birmingham,AL, Vern Hooper, Eunemclaw, Washington, would be appreciated.

Bill Davis - 01/13/99 23:52:43
My URL:http://members.spree.com/health/amvets
My Email:nam.vet@usa.net
Division: RM
Years Abord: 1964-1968

Comments:
Im hoping to hear from some of my old buddies.

Chuck Olson RMC - 01/13/99 22:44:19
My Email:gremaka@aol.com
From: Silverton, Oregon
Division: CR Division
Years Abord: 1967-1970

Comments:
I had alot of good times and hard work on the Bonnie Dick, enjoyed Singapore, Hong Kong, Sasebo, Subic Bay, Yokosuka, Yokohama, and Hawaii port calls. The Pollywog initiation was a painful experience best forgotten.

Harry J. Tabor - 01/13/99 03:04:51
My Email:annad@web-net.com
From: Des-Allemands ,LA.
Division: W1
Years Abord: JUNE 1961 JAN 31 1965

Comments:
HAD A REAL GOOD TIME ABOARD. WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REST OF GUY'S AFTER LEAVING THE NAVY

John Gator Smith - 01/13/99 02:55:33
My Email:gazer@wf.net
From: Oklahoma City
Division: AIO/OP Division
Years Abord: July 63 to August 67

Comments:
This is a great site, just found it. I arrived aboard "Bonnie" in Yokoska Japan worked in the Air Intelegence Office. Worked for Cmdr Sims, and Cmdr Fontanesi. I noticed some to the guys from the PhotoLab are here, hope to get to find others. Any Pilot from that time frame out there, Let me hear from you.

Wayne Schofield - 01/11/99 04:42:19
My Email:schoman@ecis.com
From: Walnut Creek Calif.
Years Abord: 1950's

Comments:
My father served on the BHR during the Korean conflict. He was very proud of his time onboard andin the service. He died when I was 4 years old and so I only know what my mother told me of him. He was Robert E. Schofield and serviced the planes onboard.If any of you knew him please email me. I would love to hear from you. God Bless the Veterans and our Navy!

Bud Cunius - 01/09/99 22:06:56
My Email:budcuni@aol.com
From: May 1952-- Jan. 1953
Division: VF-74 "Bedevilers"

Comments:
I was an Ordnanceman (AO-3) aboard the Bonnie Dick during the 2nd Korean cruise. VF-74 flew F4U-4 Corsairs (the Bent Wing bandits). Since I was the shortest man in the squadron (probably the whole ship). My main job was as a hoist man working under the be ly of the plane lifting 500 lb. bombs up to the bomb rack. We worked our fannies off most of the time but enjoyed the libertys in Japan. I'm in touch with one of the guys in our squadron, but would like to hear from more.

Andy Leckie - 01/09/99 21:52:39
My Email:andy@ecis.com
From: VF783

Comments:


johnson, john em3 - 01/08/99 05:28:57
My Email:bety394
From: new hampshire
Division: e division
Years Abord: 1962/1966

Comments:
trying to locate jim turner retired cpo. or any body else in e division during 62/66. if you reply please reference bhr31.

john j. schaffer, jr. - 01/07/99 15:52:54
My Email:assessors
Division: k-1
Years Abord: 1944-1946

Comments:


charlie clayton - 01/06/99 00:58:11
My Email:scarlett@brinet.com
From: 01/68
Division: er
Years Abord: 3.5

Comments:
I am living in Hendersonville, NC, my hometown. I have 2 kids, still married to Ann. I am looking to contact many old shop buddies from the shipfitter's shop, pipe shop, or dc shop.

Robert B. Emswiler - 01/05/99 22:12:56
My Email:lobo2va@aol.com
From: Robert B. Emswiler
Division: V-7
Years Abord: Apr 1955 - May 1957

Comments:
Looking for JOHN COSTNERr. He was aboard Bon Homme Richard during Korean Conflict in the Aviation Fuels Division. Later he was stationed at air terminal in Naples, Italy, 1961-1963.

Mike Gillain - 01/05/99 20:28:26
My Email:tmn@radiks.net
From: Omaha, NE
Division: X - Personnell Office
Years Abord: 1961-1963

Comments:
Many fond memories of the three WESTPAC cruises, dry dock in Bremerton, etc. Would like to hear from any of my old shipmates, especially anyone who worked in personnel office. Spent last 1 1/2 years at 32nd ST. Naval Station at the Separation Center. W nt back to San Diego for first time since 1965 two years ago. What a difference! Couldn't find the "7 Seas" or "Jean & Georges".

Tom Larkin - 01/04/99 02:48:21
My Email:tomlarkin@hotmail.com
From: New York
Division: EB (#4 Fireroom)
Years Abord: 1962 to 1966

Comments:
Would like to say hi to all my old shipmates and wish you all a very happy new year....If any of my buddies remember me, please get back to me...I was in #4 fireroom from 62to66... Jack Miller BT2(Bilko) was the boss in those years....Has anybody heard fr m Gerry, from the Eng.store room.... Oh i got so many questions to ask to all my buddies from the firerooms....THOSE WERE THE DAYS....REMEMBER HOW HOT IS WAS...please get back to me....

howard henfrey - 01/04/99 01:54:04
My Email:vhenfrey@aol.com
From: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Years Abord: '63 - 65

Comments:
Fond memories and grand times.

Wallace D. Kerr jr. - 12/31/98 18:28:52
My Email:nita@pathway.net
From: pa
Division: EB
Years Abord: 1961-1965

Comments:
Thanks to all who wished me happy holidays . And I hope yours are the same and through out the whole year. Have a good day And a better one tommrow AKA (Wally) Wallace D.Kerr jr. BT2

steve robinson - 12/29/98 05:29:33
My Email:stris141@aol.com
From: hayward,calif
Division: E B #4fireroom
Years Abord: 1968-1971

Comments:
had some good times and bad. wanted out of the fireroom real bad. but never made it. best times were when i served on smokewatch. saw lots of great stuff and scary stuff too. remmember the time the f-8 broke apart and went over the side. the piolt ejected and landed on the flight deck. this happened at night. a very lucky guy! also the time we pulled into pearl and the jap zeros came at us. thought we were in the tilight zone. we can all say we were in the movies on that one. if i had it to do all over aga n, i would. just for two years this time.

J.D Perry - 12/25/98 20:58:08
From: South Carolina
Division: ER
Years Abord: Mar.1956--Oct.1959

Comments:


Jerry Burrows - 12/24/98 14:04:39
My URL:http://www2.whidbey.net/burro
My Email:burroj@yahoo.com
From: Oak Harbor, Wa
Division: Weapons

Comments:
I served as Air Gunner on Bon Homme Richard (CV-31). Many memories from this old lady. I had the pleasure of being the last Officer Of The Deck. She and the crew will always be part of my memories.

Richard J. Giorgis - 12/22/98 00:54:01
My Email:sgiorgis@oasisol.com
From: Coos Bay,Oregon 97420
Division: fighter squardron VF-211
Years Abord: Aug. 57 To Feb. 58

Comments:
I was in Fighter Squardron 211 "The fighting Checker Tails In CAG-21 I Would Like To Hear From Any Old SHIPMATES Also Would Like To Locate An Old Shipmate By The Name Of Robert Costa (The Southern Wop) From Bessmer, Alabama. Thanks For The Great Web Page

Pearson, Charles B. - 12/20/98 04:23:29
My Email:bbpear@valint.net
From: Grangeville, Idaho
Division: AE
Years Abord: 1956-58

Comments:
I have some great memories of the years spent aboasrd. Will fisit this site often. Thank you

Bill Thomas - 12/16/98 13:59:50
My Email:riverland@abts.net
From: Maiden, NC
Division: EM
Years Abord: 1957-61

Comments:


CLOVIS BEANS - 12/14/98 17:51:49
My Email:BEANS@US.IBM.COM
From: ST.LOUIS MO.
Division: W1
Years Abord: 1964 TO 67

Comments:



Neal G. Beard - 12/14/98 06:56:04
My Email:witchdoctor@csi.com
From: WA
Years Abord: 1969

Comments:
Flew off this ship for two weeks as an Army Helicopter Pilot. Had a great time with the Navy.

George Cox - 12/11/98 05:19:05
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE-NOTICE-NOTICE- Since I signed up with GeoCities for a better (payed) account, to get rid of those annoying pop up boxes, I have now noticed both addresses are free of them. So, you can use either address. Use the one that seems faster for you. Either- http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/3102 or http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31 Thanks for visiting and supporting this BHR web site.

Bob Ketenheim - 12/11/98 00:58:59
My Email:SHANGHIST@Aol.com

Comments:
Great website!! Bravo Zulu to all involved. Historian, USS Shangri-La CV-38.

Thomas Gardega - 12/10/98 03:08:15
My Email:tg1313@sccoast.net
Division: weapons fox
Years Abord: aug 65 to sept 68

Comments:
Great site old memories


Stan Houck - 12/09/98 04:01:41
My URL:http://www.marlininc.com
My Email:marlininc1@aol.com
From: baja mexico
Division: G5/medical
Years Abord: 60--62

Comments:
I served on the BHR first in G5 then switched to medical corps, made west pac criuse of 61, recently found cruise book of same, checked other site for BHR and found some old ship mates. any one out there know where Shears,Fleming,Agnew,Thompson,Rowell,or ny other of the G5 crew are please log on........ I remember well the 7 typhoons in 8 mos leaving Sasebo with the love of my life standing on the dock as we departed early for typhoon Nancy .great times,great memories..... ED thanks for your work and great site!!!!!

Tom Dodson ABE 3 - 12/09/98 01:55:46
My Email:tomnsher@sprintmail.com
Division: V 2
Years Abord: 1960-1961

Comments:


BT1 Robert J. Whitney - 12/08/98 17:59:48
My Email:alwh@so.co.yuma.az.us
From: 1958-60?
Division: Boiler Room

Comments:
My father, Robert J. Whitney (BT1-Ret), served aboard the "Bonnie Dick" from 1958-1960 (I think). Sadly, he passed away in 1985. I am a retired Marine and now the proud father of ATAN Mike Whitney, homeported in San Diego on the USS BonHomme Richard, LH -6. Thank you.

Douglas J. Stevenson - 12/08/98 06:55:03
My Email:MSteven721@aol.com
From: Sacramento,CA
Division: S-4
Years Abord: 1957-1958

Comments:
When I heard the BHR was scrapped it brought a tear to my eye. I don't think I could watch it happen. The BHR will live on in the memories of those who served aboard her. Feel free to Email me at any time. Place me on a contact list for information or pcoming events regarding the BHR.

Thomas Magee (deceased) - 12/07/98 03:58:05
My Email:frankd@snip.net
From: Frank DeBerardinis (son-law)
Years Abord: WW 2

Comments:
My father in law was so proud to serve as a marine on the U.S.S.Bon Homme Richard.. one of the first ships to enter Japan..

Tom Edgington - 12/04/98 08:32:53
My Email:tome@lacbbs.com
Division: V-2
Years Abord: 1958-1960

Comments:
I flew aboard out of San Diego as a passenger in a S2F in 1958 and served two cruises in the V-2 Division to the Orient plus the India run under the command of LCDR. A. J. Bodnar. I would very much like to hear from any of my shipmates Hardwick, Brenot, ettles, Turner, Piacenta, Littleton, Burnett, Jones, Evans, Wilson, Clouston, Mollins, Wester, Wilson, Sewell, Ford, Bragdon, Moore, Foster, Johnston, Myers, Milton, Ward, Gambill, Mayben, Hendricks, Clark, Laut, Archer, Main, Sheskey, Murray, Woods, Stov r or Rozenbloom. Thaank you.

William R. Yocom DC2 - 12/04/98 04:28:47
My Email:yocom1@juno.com
From: Cortez, CO
Division: ER
Years Abord: 1960-1962

Comments:
I served aboard fro, 9/1960 through 9/1962. A great ship

James Eubanks - 12/02/98 17:54:41
My Email:kd4jov@aol.com
From: Beaufort, NC
Division: Lookout

Comments:
I'm signing in for my dad, SN Donnie Eubanks. He was a Plank Owner, a member of the shakedown crew, and was a lookout from shakedown to the end of the war. The original skipper, Capt. A.O. Rule Jr., was in charge. Does anyone else here go back that far?

Jerry Howard - 12/01/98 04:33:37
My Email:addy@micron.net
From: Boise, ID
Division: Communications
Years Abord: 69-71

Comments:
Great site. It brought back some good memories. I am proud to have served on a great ship. I served on her last deployment and decommissioned her in 71. I was an RM1 then. I retired in 79 as an RMC. I attended the 4th reunion in Bremerton and was thrilled to get the chance to look her over again. She was not in very good shape but I enjoyed the short tour to the galley and the flight deck. Got some good footage of her. I put the film away some where. I will have to find it and take another look. I enjoyed the pictures. They are great. I will be checking back many times. It would be great to he r from shipmates from the last cruise. Smooth sailing to all. Jerry Howard RMC

Mel Vollbrecht - 11/27/98 19:55:47
My Email:ilme@aol.com
From: CA
Division: VF-194
Years Abord: 64 (Seemed like longer though!)

Comments:
Just read the other comments from shipmates that covered most of the BHR's long career. Transistioned squadron from Ranger to BHR - what a difference. No air conditioning or other minor conveniences we had on Ranger but BHR was a fine ship with great sk pper, CAPT Steve Morrison. Once aboard found out that cousin was ships writer, CWO3/4 Bob Barchenger, also in King Neptunes royal court which did not bode well for me. Memories are many and not necessarily good ones but still...., Concord Squadron, cros ing the equator (sunburn with fever blisters on head - crew cuts were good but did have a down side), the unofficial war (why did planes leave with full armament loads and come back empty?), the explosion pulling out of Sasebo, max liberty in Yoko, eating much duck on way back from Africa (seemed like every meal but breakfast), the tailhook which was improperly installed on one of our F-8's, our skipper the world famous and greatest fighter pilot (his words) "Billy Phillips," and numerous of his escapades, one of the best S-6 divisions I ever worked with and many other things. Standing Flight Deck POW watch while we were in heavy seas, waves over the bow (flight deck) and having one of our escorts reporting our running lights weren't on - Duty officer volu teered me to check it out! Had to crawl forward and hold on to tie down chains - never did see any lights and reported same but to this day I wouldn't swear to it either way. Won't say it was great but it certainly was interesting to say the least. See s like yesterday but well over 30 years ago now. Best of everything to all of you. Mel Vollbrecht (professional AK2 at the time, but retired as CWO4 some 14 years after leaving the ship)

David Turpen - 11/25/98 15:57:16
My Email:davendiana@juno.com
From: Indiana - living in Iowa
Years Abord: '59-'61

Comments:
My dad, Dan M. Turpen, served aboard the Bon Homme Richard from 1959 to 1961 as a nuclear weaponsman. I am not sure of his rank or his specific duties. He joined up right from high school from Indianapolis. He still lives in Indy working at Allison Tra smission. I have enjoyed your site and am proud to say thank you to all who have served this great nation. I and my children thank you all!

Richard "Dick" Caldarone AT2 - 11/24/98 19:25:24
My Email:KX1N@ZIPLINK.NET
From: Danvers, MA 01923
Division: VF-72
Years Abord: May '52, 2nd Korean Cruise

Comments:
I'd love to hear from anyone who was in VF-72. I still am in touch with Lew Faulkner who is living outside Chattanooga,TN.

Mariner Bunker - 11/24/98 10:42:34
My Email:marinerb@nemaine.com
From: Beals,Maine
Division: WG
Years Abord: 67-70

Comments:
can't believe its been 30 years , I served with the best people in the Navy in WG a great bunch of guys if anyone remembers me please write

George Cox - 11/24/98 02:51:56
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE-NOTICE-NOTICE- We now have a new web address with no annoying pop up ads.... Please access this Bon Homme Richard page at this new address: http://www.geocities.com/~bhr31 You can still access the site at the old address.

Denny Hemphill - 11/21/98 22:29:04
My Email:drhemp@valise.com
From: Searcy, AR
Division: O-A
Years Abord: 1958-59

Comments:
Fellow shipmates, join the BHR Association and come to our reunions.

Francis Cyr - 11/20/98 02:21:37
My Email:PrideinME@webtv.net
From: Maine
Division: USS Wiltsie DD716
Years Abord: 1969-71

Comments:
Served as a escort to the "Bomnnie Dick'. Met a lot of good fellows while on the destroyer. If any old friends rcognize my name I sure would like to hear from you. I was GMG on the Wiltsie. They used to call me "The Logger from Maine".

michael weimer - 11/20/98 01:55:44
My Email:maweimer@erols.com

Comments:
my father clarence weimer and his brother earl weimer went aboard the bonne homme richard to recommission her at the begining of the korean war. they were fresh out of bootcamp. they both served in the #2 fireroom as boilermates. they have attended the la t couple of reunions. I always heard them talk of a large polish man that came aboard with them he was a wwii vet called back up. the only name they remember him by is ski . they think he was from pa. if anyone knows him or how to get in touch with him pl ase e-mail me at maweimer@erols.com or call clarence weimer 540-373-8131 or earl weimer 540-786-4070. they would love to hear from any shipmates.

jjlawrence - 11/19/98 01:58:42
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/heartland/ridge/8979
My Email:jjlawrence@hotmail.com
From: John M. Lawrence
Division: Ground Support
Years Abord: 1969-1970

Comments:
Great page!

Joseph W. Daoust - 11/18/98 23:58:23
My Email:jdaoust@imagestudios.com
From: Appleton, Wisconsin
Division: OP, PhotoLab
Years Abord: 66-70

Comments:
I was a Photographer's Mate,(PH2). I was on the 67,68, and 69 WestPac. I was on board during the Forestal Fire in 67. I would like to hear from everyone, including my fellow Photo Mates who served on board at that same time. Remember, GOOD GUYS FINISH LA T.

Emory Martin - 11/18/98 21:50:29
My Email:sapplegate@saintmeinrad.edu
From: USS Alabama/USS Bonhomme Richard
Division: BB60/CV31
Years Abord: 1944-1946

Comments:
Looking for anyone who may have served during this time with my father, Emory Martin-Fireman First Class. I am not sure of what time period he was on each ship. Or if you served on either ship during this time and have stories or information you are will ng to share. email or write me at: Sandra Applegate, PO Box 34, Bristow, IN 47515

Wallace Dale Kerr - 11/18/98 21:25:04
My Email:nita @ Pathway,net
From: Pennsylvania
Division: E B
Years Abord: May 1961 -March 1965

Comments:
Worked in the oil& water lab almost the entire time, except for about the last 4 months I was a third class petty officer in #4 fire room. got half way around the world. Sandiego Calf. was our home port. oone thing I would like is to get in touch an old friend of mine CHARLES EDGBERT who was a fireman in the oil lab with me at that time. Does anyone know the where abouts of him and his adress and or his phone number. Would be grately apperated

Renee Sgro - 11/18/98 19:09:21
My Email:mibear@aol.com
From: New York
Division: V-2 arresting gear
Years Abord: 67-70

Comments:
I am Ralph Sgro's daughter. My father is now deceased. All he ever talked about was his years in the navy. If anyone remembers my dad and served with he in the navy please contact me. I would love to here from you. I love this page, wish my dad was still ere to see it.

Glen A. Murphy - 11/18/98 18:04:15
My Email:gmurphyesq@aol.com
From: Chas., WV
Years Abord: 69, 70

Comments:
Signing in log for my father Cmdr. George A. Murphy (Ret.) who served on 69, 70 deployments to Vietnam (CIC). He can be reached via e-mail at GMurphy@ATO.com. Very nice site!

Lee Newsom - 11/18/98 08:28:44
My Email:LN-40 @usa.net
From: Richland Wa.
Division: Cag 19 VF-193
Years Abord: 1961-62

Comments:
Great site keep up the good work!!

Joyce Sgro - 11/18/98 05:35:19
My Email:rsf824@aol.com
Division: V-2 arresting gear
Years Abord: 67-70

Comments:
My husband was ralph sgro, he passed away in july of 1996..all he talked about was his yrs on the Bon homme...please if anyone knew him or knows the wereabouts of david conner or sam hileah...please contact...my kids would love to hear from them.

James (Jim) Watson - 11/18/98 03:45:46
My Email:jbwtdl@gte.net
From: Chino, California
Division: I was with the lookouts
Years Abord: 1969-Decomissing

Comments:
I could of not been given duty to such an grand ship the the BHR 31. Being on a floating airfield was really something else. I even had rthe experience of being in the cod plane e-route to wespac while we were in Hawaii. I tell my frieds and fellow employ es that was my E-Ticket ride. When i see the documentrys on T.V. on aircraft carriers it gets my adrenlyin going.

Paul Crager - 11/18/98 03:12:01
My Email:paul-crager@usa.net
Division: OP
Years Abord: 4/66 to 1/69

Comments:
I was a photo mate and made the 67 & 68 cruises. I have many fond memories of the old gal. But I still remember the water hours, jp-4 flavored water and coffee, and what seemed to be an endless supply of "BS"( I mean chicken !!!). The fine quality beer in the PI that usually had some very bad side effects. But, it was better than no beer. We were all young in those days and the experience for all was a once in a life time opportunity. I do not think that at my age I would want to do it all over again. The most valuable lesson we learned on the ship was that it taught all of us to get along with people from many different walks of life. The sprit of the Bonnie Dick will live with all of us forever. It was with out a doubt the best ship in West Pac.

Mark Krupski - 11/18/98 02:43:07
My Email:ifishcats@aol.com
From: Milwaukee, Wi
Division: EE Division
Years Abord: 1970-1971

Comments:
Came aboard the BHR after decommisioning the KEARSARGE in March 1970. I made the last WestPac cruise and most of the deactivation in Bremerton having been seperated 15Jun71. I was an EM2 and worked in Distribution, Power Shop, Lighting Shop and the Batt ry Locker.

Bill Zimmer - 11/18/98 02:38:46
My Email:obyzimmer@aol.com
From: Rochester, NY
Division: OA Photo Lab
Years Abord: 1955-1957

Comments:
Great Job! I'd like to note that for the Ship's Log, we visited Hawaii, Hong Kong and the Japanese ports of Kobe (not Robe), Beppu, Yokosuka, Sasebo and Naha, Okinawa. In Subic Bay, Philippines, the Change of Command from Capt. Carver to Capt. Brush was cut short ecause of an impending typhoon. That was sure some ride! Bill Zimmer PH1

George Lew - 11/18/98 00:34:40
My Email:glgamer@aol.com
From: California
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-71

Comments:
Served with George Cox as an IC man. Had some great times, had some really bad times. Try watching after gyro for fours hours with that humming noise in your ears! Worked in LENS, PLAT, Sound powered telephones, intercoms, RBO's, salinity cells, speed indicators, tv camera, etc. Worked in most parts of the ship. Remember the equator crossing, steam valve bursting under the mess deck, Miss America USO show, plane hitting the round dome at night, couple of dependants cruises, and the cruise up to Bremerton, where we decommissioned her. Looking for Ed Hornai, Tim Sexton, Branigan, Sam Mascareanis, Casinova, all ex IC men. See if we can keep up this site, and encourage any other shipmates to sign in please!

Stan Hawkins - 11/17/98 23:54:21
My URL:http://www.lcc.net/~shawkins/navy.html
My Email:stan@handhtelecom.com

Comments:
I was on Oriskany..but injoy sites about all the old ships and the new ones too. Glad to see that Bon Homme Richard name is now on LPH6...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Clyde Thompson - 11/17/98 19:13:09
My Email:da2tlman@aol.com
From: Miami Fla.
Years Abord: 1950-1952

Comments:
Helped put in to commision at Brimington ship yard. Two tours of duty to Koreia

Jed Levine - 11/17/98 15:26:00
My Email:75374.445@compuserve.com
From: Merrimac MA
Years Abord: 1969 - 1970

Comments:
George, I could've put your talents to good use in the PAO Office thirty years ago! Seriously, the site's 4.0! For those passing through the Charleston SC vicinty, the USS YORKTOWN (at Patriot's Point) contains the "Arlington of Carrier Aviation," in which you'll find a massive BHR memorial plaque. The plaque contains the names of all shipmates lost from her deck during the three wars: KIA's, MIA's and "operational losses." The BHR Association membership underwrote the project about ten years ago, when we had the reunion ABOARD Bonnie Dick.

Harry E. Kindred, Sr. - 11/17/98 13:53:52
My Email:harry.e.kindred@boeing.com
From: 1959-1961
Division: E-Division
Years Abord: 3 years

Comments:
I have enjoyed your inputs and photos. Also would like more info about the 2000 Reunion.

Mike Ciaccia - 11/17/98 13:23:43
My Email:liloldmn@ix.netcom.com
From: Philadelphia, PA
Division: OI
Years Abord: May 68 to Nov 70

Comments:
My voice finally changed. RD2 Ciaccia, (AKA) Squeak

George Cox - 11/17/98 04:21:15
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/3102
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-1971

Comments:
NOTICE: We now offer a "TAPS" page to honor all shipmates who have "Crossed Decks" to the other side.Please inform us of any shipmates who have passed on and we will enter their names on this page. Please include- Name, Rank, Rate, Division, Years aboard. Thanks for your help...


Thomas Vail - 11/17/98 02:20:20
My Email:tlvail@whidbey.net
From: 1976-1977
Division: V6
Years Abord: 1.5

Comments:


william fellers - 11/17/98 00:55:44
My Email:havblue@webtv.net
From: tuscarawas,ohio
Division: V3
Years Abord: 1963- 1967

Comments:
many memories abord bonnie dick, any bay or roof rats from 63 to 67 drop a line


Mickey Knecht - 11/16/98 23:58:11
My Email:hemicuda@erols.com

Comments:
I was not on the Bon Homme but was on the USS Benner DDR 807 and the USS Antietam from '52-'55 and enjoy visiting ship sites on the web. Thanks, great site keep up the good work.

John Howlett - 11/16/98 23:35:04
My Email:johnh12@prodigy.net
From: Detroit, Mi.
Division: EE
Years Abord: 67-68

Comments:
Worked in battery locker with Harvey Fisher, (we sold pop out the port hole during un-reps at 25 cents!) heavy power gang with Guss Dennycamp, and a bunch of other great guys. Lots of fun thou it didn't seem so at the time.

Donald L. Watters - 11/16/98 22:45:04
My URL:http://clemsseasonings.com
My Email:clems@RIO.com
From: Oregon
Division: Water Tender Third Class,
Years Abord: 1945

Comments:
I am the daughter of Donald Watters. My name is Joletta Stechelin and I live in Springfield, Oregon. My dad is deceased but he has a wonderful family that would love to here from anyone that knew him or served on the Bon Homme at the same time. He was given a commendation by H. F. Fick, Captain, U.S.Navy Commanding.

Jerry L. Lamb PH3 - 11/16/98 22:18:33
My Email:jlamb@certifiedgrocers.com
From: 1966-68
Division: OP/Photo Lab

Comments:
Served 2 Westpac cruises, Yankee Station, Tonkin Gulf 66-68. Would like to hear from my old shipmates. I've located Sellas, Daoust, Crager, & working on Sandifer. Anyone know where I can locate Bluestone, Burkhart,Jake Honeycutt, Lt.Cmdr. Fred Shaw or a y of the others?

Ed Kesgen - 11/16/98 18:54:35
My Email:moments@email.com
From: Cullowhee, NC
Division: VA-94
Years Abord: Two cruises, 1968-1969

Comments:
I had the honor of serving as an ordnance officer with a group of the finest young men ever to wear the uniform--the redshirts of VA-94. AOC Naylor, José, D.C., Ski, Gil, Howard, Wolfgang, Hubbs, Lewis, Rich C. and the gang. VA-94 was flying the A-4 Sky awk at the time. Our squadron Skipper was CDR Wilkerson for the first cruise and CDR Wasson for the second. CAGS were CDR Miller and CDR Schauffelberger. We went through special fire control training due to the horrible blaze aboard Forrestal. The BHR (CVA-31) has never been "decommissioned" in my heart. May she and her crew always sail in smooth seas.

Phil Montgomery - 11/16/98 18:49:03
My URL:http://www.lonesailor.org
My Email:sales@lonesailor.org
From: Navy Memorial

Comments:
I saw your web site and wanted to let you know the Navy Memorial has a web site at www.lonesailor.org. On the site info can be found on the Navy Log and reunions.

K.C. Jones - 11/16/98 17:35:43
My Email:kc_jones@msn.com
From: 1968-71
Division: O.I.

Comments:
Good work on the site. If you need any more pictures, I have a few. Anyone from O.I. division out there drop me a line. K.C. Jones, RD2

Robert Riehm - 11/16/98 16:07:32
My Email:BHRCVA31@aol.com
From: AZ originally IA
Division: X Div, Legal Office
Years Abord: 62-65

Comments:
Would like to get in touch with YN3 Roger Mitchell from Texas or anyone who was on board during the same time frame (62-65)

John "SwampRat" Russell - 11/16/98 15:17:15
My Email:tprov@i-55.com
From: Amite, Louisiana
Division: CR
Years Abord: 1969-1971

Comments:
Westpac 1970. Many good friends. If any of you see this, please contact me so we can renew. "Rat" out

Mike Winkler - 11/16/98 13:15:29
My Email:mike.winkler@halliburton.com
From: JAN 70 - NOV 70
Division: HC-1

Comments:
Helicopter rescue aircrew. AT2. STILL in the reserves as a CDR, intel. Memories: typhoons, dolphons, alpha strikes, Soviet trawlers, Hong Kong, Yokosuka, and Po Town.

edward s. rosa - 11/16/98 05:10:52
My Email:chade@snowcrest.net
From: 1958--1960
Division: 1 st div. gunnery

Comments:
my name is edward s. rosa and i served aboard the Bon Homme Richard, fron 1958 thru 1960. i started out in the first div-gunnery and ended up e-3-- commisary--S-2 supply. I went aboard from boot camp in san diego -1958 to alemeda naval air station-to the onnie dick--made a wespac cruise to pearl h- ukuska, japan--okiniawa--guam them back to alemeda. would like to hear from anyone out there that has been on the ship at these dates, especially looking for jesse b. crowder and e.j.williams if anyone out ther remembers them please e-mail me.--thank you

Rich Gallagher - 11/16/98 03:56:06
My Email:rgallagh@ix.netcom.com
From: Fishkill, NY
Division: CR
Years Abord: 1969-1790

Comments:
I was onboard for both of the last two Westpac cruises. Thanks to this website, I've been in touch with John Russell, who was in CR Divison with me during the 1970 cruise. I was able to make it to Pensacola to attend the BHR Association reunion and the co missioning of LHD-6. It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to next year's reunion at Niagara Falls.

Gary Ruhs - 11/16/98 03:51:20
My Email:gruhs@mail.icongrp.com
From: Valparaiso, In
Division: VA 196
Years Abord: 60-61

Comments:
Happy to see others have fond and forever memories of their days on "Bonnie Dick". For years I could find no info about her then came internet...ain't it great. Would welcome e-mail from others in squadron when I was, have only heard from one in about 36 years. Like many others, have precious memories of those days (didn't always appreciate it then}) but would love to go back and do it all again. Regards to all.....

Jon Weatherford - 11/16/98 03:32:32
My Email:weatb@swbell.net
From: Terrell,Tx
Division: V-6, S-6
Years Abord: 1966-1968

Comments:
Served aboard '66 to Aug of '68. I had the adventure of leaving "Bonnie Dick" in '68 on the "COD" mail plane. What an experience! Was in the Air Dept. V-6 div. then Supply Dept. S-6. Went on 2 WESTPAC cruises in "67 and "68.

Don Bodemann LCDR Ret. - 11/16/98 03:10:51
My Email:bodemann@juno.com
From: Denver,CO.
Division: VT(n)-91
Years Abord: 1945

Comments:
I was aboard in '45 with as one of the Pilots in Night Torpedo Squadron 91. A little 'Hairy' operating at night in those days but always knew the ship had a good crew to keep the whole operation going. See you at the next reunion I hope, have been to th last ten or so.

robert r montgomery - 11/16/98 02:09:08
My Email:raymont@christian.k12.il.us

Comments:
was on ticondroga-cva 14 61-66 rode the bonnie dick for fleet tra grp from san diego to pearl when she deployed for westpac 66 or 67??

Bob Gardner - 11/16/98 01:16:21
My Email:barbgard@cape.com

Comments:
HI, Not on your ship. I was on the Lewis Hancock- DD675 from 1943 to 1945. Nice homepage. We have one too. Take a look sometime. Go into Yahoo and type Lewis Hancock.

Lisa Ledford Wassen - 11/16/98 01:09:35
My Email:klwassen@shelby.net

Comments:
My Dad, Horace B. Ledford, served aboard U.S.S. BHR during the Korean War. He was a gunner's mate 3rd class. He died Nov. 2, 1997. Thank you for your interest.

jesse hovis - 11/16/98 00:45:11
My Email:wndy601@aol.com
From: il.
Division: v3 elevator operator
Years Abord: 1964 & 65

Comments:
got on right after cruise to africa

James J. Greco - 11/15/98 23:40:31
My Email:FJGRECO@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
From: Benicia, California
Division: OI
Years Abord: 1955 - 1957

Comments:
Went to Precomminsioning School at San Diego and then went on board at Hunters Point to be part of the Recomminisioning Crew. Served as a Radarman in OI Division. Left the BHR in May l957 and reported to Treasure Island to be released from Active Duty. Would like to hear from fellow crewmembers who were on board the same time.

Larry Eudy - 11/15/98 23:03:40
My Email:lgene@trellis.net
From: Monroe N.C
Division: EB
Years Abord: 1958-1962

Comments:
Served in number 4 fireroom and number 2 fireroom Would like to hear from anyone that served with me. Good to see that even someone else is keeping the Bonnie Dick alive. Maybe a fine ship won't be forgotten.

Wally Mac Leod - 11/15/98 23:02:25
My Email:wfleod1@aol.com
From: Nov 67-March 70
Division: DCA
Years Abord: 2 1/2

Comments:
I was aboard from Nov 67 to March 70. I was PMS Officer for awhile then DCA. Maintenance on the old girl was rough, it became impossible to get parts for the refers, the aircraft elevators and the replenishment at sea winches. Sadly I could see her end co ing. She was a great ship and a happy ship. she had a good run.

Russell Doorenbos - 11/15/98 23:00:40
My Email:russelld@iastate.edu
From: Ames, Iowa
Division: VAH4-Det Echo
Years Abord: 1964

Comments:


Edward Mieszerski - 11/15/98 22:29:00
My Email:linednc@ix.netcom.com
Division: OI
Years Abord: 1/68-4/71

Comments:
Any Scope Dope mates pleae contact me. Ed

John Hall - 11/15/98 22:11:52
My Email:jhall85286@aol.com
From: VF-194
Division: CAW-19
Years Abord: 1963-1966

Comments:
Sorely miss all the guys I served with. Have found a couple via the internet..Visited one so far..GREAT!Hope other "Airdales" from VF-194 get in touch with me!!

Keith Edwards - 11/15/98 21:03:30
My Email:texasstarjo@hotmail.com
From: Louisiana
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-71

Comments:
Great job George on the web site. Worked in IC gang, mostly sound power with Dennis Drake. Enjoyed serving in the IC gang with some real fine people. I am the wife of Keith (Ed) Edwards, George we enjoyed your recent visit. Hard to believe our friendship with you and Mary has spanned over 27 years, how time flies. Hope to see you again real soon.

Marshall White - 11/15/98 19:52:47
My Email:mwhite7@pacbell.net
From: LA California
Division: S-6
Years Abord: March 1964 Sept 1966

Comments:
Served aboard as Aviation Storekeeper, handled alot of ANFE(aircraft not fully equipted) and ACOP (aircraft out of commision for parts)requests. My tour of duty was up while she was in dry dock in Long Beach. I was very sorry to see that part of my histo y and so many others dismantled. I often think about the pilots that didn't come back to catch the wire.

Larry w. Addy - 11/15/98 18:22:46

Comments:
Sorry to do a double take but I just got the byjesus shivered into me. I hadn't yet hit the POD section of the site and low and behold it brought back even more memories. That's exactly what I spent 17 hours a day doing for the XO among other things. I m outta here.

Don Bryant - 11/15/98 18:17:58
My Email:ltdonb@bellsouth.net

Comments:
I was aboard USS Hanson DD 832 1967-1968. We followed your wake many hours on plane guard. It's great to still be able to keep up with the great "BONNIE DICK" Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

Larry W. Addy - 11/15/98 18:13:34
My Email:jvaa@pikeonline.net
From: Port Jervis,N.Y.
Division: X and AIMD
Years Abord: 1967/68

Comments:
Two of the best years of my young life. Was a little crushed at my switch from X to AIMD but I went from 17 hour work days for the XO to just 12 hour days on line. Went from Bonnie Dick to Bupers as a YN2. Got extended on the line when the Forrestall h d her terrible accident. Boy was that a terrible site. Hopefully i'll get to hear from someone else on board that I may remember. This is a great site by the way. Thanks for bringing back the memories

Ken Fletcher - AE2 - 11/15/98 18:05:49
My URL:http://www.integrityonline.com/wb7qyb
My Email:wb7qyb@integrityonline.com
From: Oregon
Division: VF-51
Years Abord: 1968-1969

Comments:
One cruise on the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 to VietNam in 1966-1967 as ADRAA, AE school at NAS Jax 1967, Two cruises on the Bonnie Dick 1968-1969.

Bob Atkinson - 11/15/98 17:58:08
My Email:ackie@webtv.net
From: Feb 63-Dec 64

Comments:
Looking back, they were probably the best years of my life. (Didn`t know it at the time) Don`t miss all the BS you had to put up with! Have a lot of good memories of the "Bonnie Dick". Sometimes wonder whatever happened to all the friends I made back then God Bless those who served on the biggest dick to ever sail the seas!!!

Steve - 11/15/98 17:14:38
My Email:jast@cncnet.com
From: Steve Lorenzini
Division: V-1
Years Abord: 1965/66

Comments:


Hank Cenkner - 11/15/98 16:45:40
My Email:hpddc@aol.com
From: Old Bridge, NJ
Division: NavSecGruDet
Years Abord: 1968 WestPac

Comments:
I was TAD from NavCommStaPhil, San Miguel, Phillipines. I was a CTR3 Ditty Chaser. I remember the bugs in the flour bins made white bread look like raisin bread, but the pilots got a couple of Migs so I was proud as hell to be aboard the Bonny Dick. I w nt from carrier to carrier out of the P.I. When you guys went home, I transferred the Coral Sea CVA-43 for another 5 months on Yankee Station.

Donald Fugate - 11/15/98 16:36:33
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/2042/index.html
My Email:donfgate@webtv.net
From: Orlando, Florida
Division: ComCarDiv3 Band
Years Abord: August 58 until the end of the westpac cruise

Comments:
I was in the ComCarDiv3 Band in 1958 and made the '58-'59 cruise to westpac. I believe we moved over to the Bonnie Dick after we almost sank at the pier on board the USS Ticondaroga. We were planning the move anyway, but had to go earlier after the accident.

Before going one the cruise, we had a ships party at the Alameda Municipal Arena. Instead of partying, we were playing for the dance and backing the show. I remember that Paula Kelly and the Modernaires was one of the acts for the evening, because I had to share their dressing room.

I noticed that there was mention of the first live television broadcast from the ship in 1959. That was when we were in Kobe, Japan. The CarDiv3 Band, under the direction of MUC Francis P. Davy, was on the Number One Elevator set to start playing as soon as we got to the flight deck. The TV cameras were facing us as we got to the top, that's when were suddenly hit by a very windy cold day. It was difficult to hold our stands and music, but we survived and the show was successful.

The Bonnie Dick was one my most memorable ships. While we were at sea, I did a show on the ships radio system called the "Voice of Variety - Coming to you from the lady's powder room in the ships Library". On several occasions, the captain called me to the bridge to play bugle calls. I know I had to play pay call every payday and once when we stopped the ship in the South China Sea, the captain asked me to play swim call. I couldn't find it in the bugle manual. He said just pick one out and play it, I remember the name was Soap Suds Row.

W.F.Dorr{Bill} - 11/15/98 16:33:40
My Email:rjdfw@aol.com
From: Beloi,Wi.
Division: VTN-91
Years Abord: 1945

Comments:
I was an Aviation Radioman 3/c In Night Torpedo Squadron 91. Pilot was Al Kleinkaf, Gunner was Dana H. Rucker. Ship was then CV-31. We flew mostly at night. We were in the 1500 planes flying over USS Missouri at Jap surreder ceramony 9/2/45. Last saw ship at Bremerton being mothballed when I was discharged May 1946.

Gary King AO3 - 11/15/98 16:16:23
My Email:2413@nethawk.com
From: Alma MI
Division: WG Flight Deck

Comments:
Only good memories ( that's what old age does to you). Gary I think we had some IC guys bunk in our Div? Anyone remember pulling into Subic Bay after 30 some days out, off loading all of our munitions then loading blankets and feminine hygiene products fo an evacuation in Cambodia or Loas? 63 days at sea, barely had time to sneak off for a beer. Here is another good BHR site.http://www.tsil.net/~garyr/ussbhr.html WG guys I have James Woodley's email I see Frank Luzon has signed on. Where is Tom Sprague, Berdie Conrad,the Jersey Twins, Smitty and all of the rest of the guys?


Louis C. Beck Jr. - 11/15/98 15:43:13
My Email:loubeck@earthlink.net
From: Louisville, Kentucky
Division: WG
Years Abord: 2 years

Comments:
Great Ship!! Great bunch of guys, Mike Hibbard, Doug Yardbourgh, Frank Basco, Tom Sprague, Gary Gill and many many more. I hope all you guys are doing great. Best Wishes Lou Beck

CHARLES D CLEMENS, JR - 11/15/98 15:41:08
My Email:glassboro@webtv.net
From: 10/01/65 to 01/01/66
Division: AIR GROUP, VA-196
Years Abord: 4 MONTHS

Comments:
I RETIRED IN OCT 1967 AS CHIEF (ADRC) I ALSO SPENT CHRISTMAS IN HONG KONG, SARG. WE WERE FLYING A1 SKYRAIDERS IN THE TONKIN GULF. FLEW ABOARD AROUND OCT 1 65. CAME BACK TO SAN DIEGO I THINK IT WAS IN JAN 66. WE WENT BACK TO HOME BASE AT N.A.S.LEMOORE, CA. THEN CHANGED AIRCRAFT TO THE A6 INTRUDERS FIRST SQUADRONTO DO SO AND ALSO THE LAST SQUADRON OF A6 INTRUDERS TO BE DECOMMISSIONED ON WEST COAST AT N.A.S. WHIDBEY ISLANDS,WA. SMOOTH SAILING CHIEF CLEMENS

David White - 11/15/98 15:36:02
My URL:http://www.gj.net/~dwhite8/dave.html
My Email:conservative@usa.net
From: The Marine Detachment
Division: USMC
Years Abord: 1960-1963

Comments:
I enjoyed myself. Wish I could do it again, this time a little bit more older and mature with more spending money. I was always broke.

Larry Rich - 11/15/98 14:20:49
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/wa/BonnyDick/index.html
My Email:larry@willapabay.org
From: Lebam, Washington
Division: EB
Years Abord: 67-70

Comments:
Came aboard early '67 in Yokosuka. First duty was in #2 Fireroom followed by duty as Oil and Water King. Finished duty in #4 Fireroom. Had a lot of fun times especially in Olongapo.. I really like the look of your website, particularly the picture collecti

Howard Gregory - 11/15/98 14:12:17
My Email:actioninsp@stic.net
From: 1961 thru 1964
Division: CR

Comments:
Great Site ...

Frank Lauzon - 11/15/98 13:01:46
My Email:pathfinders@landmarknet.net
From: New England
Division: WG
Years Abord: 1963 - 1965

Comments:
Came aboard at Pearl on the way to Westpac. First Concord Squadron, "unofficial airstrikes" Mombassa, Crossing the equator, Olongopo, Sasebo, almost Australia, been there! done that! Where do I get the T-Shirt? Never was too bright I guess...hell, I'd do t again..only better!!

David Von Stein - 11/15/98 12:27:02
My Email:devious56@alltel.net
From: 1963-1966 ?
Division: VF-194 Red Lightnings

Comments:
Many good times to remember, the Concord Squadron, the first air strikes on Nam (unofficial), going to Mombasa Africa, and almost Australia. Can't say I'd like to do it again, but, I do miss the frendship of my shipmates.

Harold Smith Jr. Bm1 - 11/15/98 12:11:54
My Email:hsmith2@cwix.com
From: Baltimore, Maryland
Division: 1st Div.
Years Abord: 1969-1971

Comments:
I was in the first division in charge of the sidecleaners and later with the master-at-arms division. Also with the decomissioning advanced party to Bremerton. Its nice to join everyone in keeping alive the memory of a grand ship.


John W. Franklin - 11/15/98 10:32:22
My Email:john.franklin@mci2000.com
From: Asheville, NC
Division: V-5, G
Years Abord: 18 months, 1958-60

Comments:
Made westpac cruise 1958-59. Was AO3

James C. George, EM2 - 11/15/98 10:01:53
My Email:GeorBon@aol.com
From: Illinois
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1955-1958

Comments:
Class "A" School in San Diego. BHR Precommission training @ F T C San Diego, & Treasure Island. Next boarded in Hunter's Point where she went back into Commision Sept 1955. Had Two Far East Cruises. Back to Bremerton 1958 for drydock. I was with th Ordinance Power Gang, also stood switch board watches.

Ted Loughlin - 11/15/98 08:22:41
My Email:tfloughlin@worldnet.att.net
From: 1/51 - 9/52
Division: "E"
Years Abord: 20 mos.

Comments:
IC2 - ran sound powered phone shop. Was first electrician aboard, when recommissioning in '51. Came from the seaplane tender USS Curtiss AV-4, in Iwakuni, Japan. The BHR, under Captain Cecil B. Gill, turned out to be pretty good duty.

CTO2 Robb Jeffries - 11/15/98 07:22:51
My Email:jeffriesrh@bonhomme-richard.navy.mil
From: Georgia
Division: OPS/OT
Years Abord: almost 1 so far

Comments:
Excellent job. I will try provide updates as to what the current Bonnie Dick is up to. If anyone has any questions feel free to e-mail me.

Lowell N Zeigner CMSgt, USAF Ret - 11/15/98 06:46:28
My Email:zigln@aol.com
From: Nebraska, now Colorado
Division: EM
Years Abord: 1963 - 66

Comments:
Went aboard in dry dock at Bremerton WA. Left when ship was in dry dock in Long Beach. Thanks for the web site, hope to renew some old friendships and memories. Like Hong Kong for Christmas 65.

David L. Brown - 11/15/98 06:42:33
My Email:dbrown@potlatch.com
From: Potlatch, Idaho
Division: W-3
Years Abord: 1964 - 1966

Comments:


Paul E. Meador - 11/15/98 05:58:32
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/pmeador.html
My Email:apollo@verdenet.com
From: Tenn, now in central arizona
Division: V-4 and V-6
Years Abord: 1955-56

Comments:
Ahoy mates, I was ships company beginning on sept3,1955 to Oct. 1956. the BHR31 was still in dry docks at Hunter's Point SF when I went aboard. By the time we were ready to join the fleet, and go to the far east, I only had 3months left of my enlistment. really enjoyed my new home and I cherish the short time aboard. Anyone who sailed on that cruise, I would like email from you. Smooth Sailing

James R. Lanier - 11/15/98 05:35:36
My Email:mjlanier@g-net.net
From: Oct. 59 to Aug. 63
Division: GG/ necular weapons
Years Abord: 3years, 9mos. 29 days

Comments:
I arrived at NAS Alameda and saw the biggest ship I have ever seen in my life. I absolutely had a wonderful time on the Bonnie Dick. She was an everlasting memory to me, I loved her. I hope you are going to keep this forever. Charlie Stegman where are you?

Don R. Cheairs - 11/15/98 05:34:51
My Email:Cheairs@aol.com
From: Texas then, Nebraska
Division: V-2 Aresting Gear
Years Abord: '66-'69

Comments:
Beautiful as ever George. I appreciate the great job you have done for the preservation of the memories for all that served aboard her. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Shibley, Hilea, Connor, Brian Zeilinger (Lunger), Robert Allen Francis Bushey the III, let me know. I never have had enough money to pay for that F-8 I tore up. I do get 40% disability though. Where is Rudy Sandoval? Thanks again George...

Harry Gordon - 11/15/98 05:16:29
My Email:hlg@pacbell.net
From: VF-781
Division: CAG-102
Years Abord: 5/51-12/51

Comments:
I was an AMS3 (tinbender) with Reserve Squadron VF-781 (the Pacemakers) from Los Alamitos. We were on board the BHR for the first Korean cruise in 1951 and operated Grumman F9F Panthers.I would like to hear from VF-781 buddies.The Bon Homme was still in h r WWII configuration then.

Ned E. Miller - 11/15/98 04:54:10
My Email:neddyme@webtv.net
From: Muncy, PA.
Years Abord: 1944-1946

Comments:
I was a member of the commissioning detail at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Nov., 1944 and was discharged from Bremerton, WA. in June, 1946.She was a grand ship and I loved every minute I served on her.

Al Nicholas - 11/15/98 03:46:41
My Email:nichoae@voyager.net
Division: not aboard

Comments:
AL NICHOLAS USN 1959-63 AT2. VP9 at NAS Alameda and VU1 at NAS Barbers Point. We had P2V7s inVP9 they were too big for carriers. We were fleet rediness for carriers and target towing in VU1. I now practice Law in a small West Michigan town.

Herb Adams - 11/15/98 03:45:03
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/hadams.html

Comments:
Just correcting my homepage address

Elliot Casten - 11/15/98 03:36:55
My Email:elbar@hotbot.com
From: Haverhill, Ma.
Division: EM Division
Years Abord: 1955 - 1957

Comments:
Reported aboard at recommissioning in Sept. 1955 and left in Dec. 1957. Made two WestPac cruises. Spent my whole tour in the Forward Engine Room. Worked my way up to MM2. I would like to hear from anyone who served with me or anyone who served in the Fwd.Eng.Rm.

Herb Adams,ABCS,USN (Ret) - 11/15/98 03:35:44
My URL:http://www.home.earthlink.net/~navetsusa/members/hadams.html
My Email:shogun630@webtv.net
From: Milford, Ct.
Division: V-2 Arresting Gear
Years Abord: 1-15-51 to 5-15-53

Comments:
Two tours with TF-77. Lots of time in Yokosuka, & Sasebo, but only 3 days in Hong Kong, DAMN IT!!!

Ken Thompson - 11/15/98 03:22:14
My Email:kat2u@wycol.com
From: Perry, NY
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1969-1971

Comments:
Hi, I was on board with George Cox. (Also ICman) We had some great times and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Robert Evans - 11/15/98 03:03:02
My URL:http://home.att.net/~micbob/ussbhr
My Email:micbob@worldnet.att.net
From: Las Vegas,NV
Division: v-2 gear
Years Abord: 64-67

Comments:
very nice page, i enjoyed the photo page very much

George Cox - 11/15/98 02:50:23
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/3102
My Email:ic2cox@aol.com
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Division: EE
Years Abord: 1968-1971

Comments:
Welcome all...As the webmaster of this page, I hope to provide you with all the info and photos to keep your memories of the Bon Homme Richard alive...I was an ICman aboard this fine ship, and maintained the shipboard dial telephones..I also worked on the other IC gear that was operating "all" over the ship..I must of worked in most all departments and spaces on the ship. I made two westpac cruises and still maintain friendships with a few of my former shipmates..I enjoyed my time aboard and learned many of my life skills there...Enjoy the site and feel free to contribute anything you feel is of interest.... IC room out

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