Guestbook 2000

Recently a "hacker" got into my website and deleted my guestbook for 2001-02...replaced it with a lot of "porno" junk. I didn't have this backed up on my hard drive so it is GONE! They did the same to my "LINKS" page, but have been able to correct that with the backup I had. My ISP apparently did NOT have it backed up either, so this is the best I can do. You can search for shipmates for 1997-99 by going to the Main Menu and clicking on "Find a Buddy". If you would like to SIGN the guestbook it still works, but your message will only come to me. In almost every case I do respond.

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This is one of he best Submarine sites on the web.Thanks for all your hard work Frank,And I'm not saying this cuz were friends..... USAF Vet 68-72 Jet Mechanic.
Don (Mick) Mulkins <mtp@nothcoast.com>
McKinleyville, CA USA - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 19:08:40 (PDT)


PS Was aboard the USS Blenny from 1956-1959. AKA Commander Harvey for releiving the trim manifold watch late, in my early years aboard. Given the name by XO Lt. Cmdr. Travers.
Al Harvey <millwright1@compuserve.com>
Napa , CA USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 14:16:39 (PDT)
PS Was on Blenny 1956-1959. Known as Commander for relieving late on trim manafold, by XO Lt.Cmdr Travers
Al Harvey <millwright1@compuserve.com>
Napa , CA USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 13:58:19 (PDT)
Back again and always find something new, Enjoy the Crew list updates. Let me know when the next reunion will be and when. I'll try to make it. Bob Kertes stoped by to see me just before Thanksgiving "99" great to see an old familiar face after so many years
Al Harvey <millwright1@compuserve.com>
Napa, CA USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 13:49:55 (PDT)
tnx, for trip, trails growing dim, bud hall, xo, on sunfish, not feeling well, he is 80+,class of 37,,,, peterson was skipper from day one,ham buddy of mine is keeping me posted on hall,,,, tnx, doc.b.
Dr.D.S.BERISH <kg7nsdoc@citlink.net>
chloride, az. USA - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 15:20:18 (PDT)
Very interesting site. Keep up the good work!
Bob Wehmeier <lakota50@aol.com>
West Chester, OH USA - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 07:29:53 (PDT)
My father, N.E. Kirby served aboard the USS Blenny and USS Paddle. Unfortunately, he is no longer alive as he died in 1970 at the age of 52. I wish he could have seen this web-site! Thank you!
Dena Kirby <kirbydj@earthlink.net>
Lilburn, GA USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 11:52:32 (PDT)
I am the younger brother of David Eberhart, who served as a sonarman on the Blenny in the 60's. He gave me a T-shirt which I had kept for over 30 years and Dave returned it to whereever for display.
Dan Trampel <dantrampel@hotmail.com>
Naperville, IL USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 18:12:10 (PDT)
Good on ya lad! Another great job by one of America's finest!

Fair winds,
Bodega

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Bodega Bob Homme (SS)
Chief Engineering Officer
The Submarine Store - run by submariners for submariners
http://www.submarinestore.com
Been there...done that...here's where you get the t-shirt!
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Need Submarine Centennial gear? http://www.submarinecentennial.com
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Bodega Bob Homme <bodega@submarinestore.com>
USA - Saturday, July 08, 2000 at 08:36:22 (PDT)
Hi Frank, I'm glad you're telling it like it really was. We've been the silent service for far too long and should be given credit for accomplichments during the war.I'm proud to be a plank owner and having served on the Blenny for four runs.
Phil Matuzic <mutt324@aol.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 15:51:06 (PDT)
Great website. I was XO on BLENNY from 10/68 - 7/69. Anyone know how to contact our C.O. Jack Delaney. We had a great time in Londerry, Ireland. Like to hear from old shipmates from CUTLASS, COD, NAUTILUS, ANGLER, CORSAIR, BANG and TRINGA (ASR 16). Smooth sailing to all.
Larry Harjehausen <lharjehausen@aol.com>
Palm Beach Gdns., FL USA - Wednesday, July 05, 2000 at 15:52:55 (PDT)
Hi Frank,
Just searching for family heritage and came across your site, interesting my father John William Henry Toon,who lives in Melbourne Australia, has spent the last 6-7yrs raising money and getting a monument built in thailand in memory of those who died on the imfamous Burma railway during WWII, so it seems you both have been dedicated to remembering those that lost their lives protecting freedom.
Regards
Bill Toon

William Srewart Toon <William_Toon@hotmail.com>
PERTH, WA AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, July 05, 2000 at 03:01:25 (PDT)
My compliments to an excellent Silent Service webpage!
My father served as an Army artillery officer in WW II. I served as an aircraft mechanic in Vietnam.

Thanks for your fine service to our country! I salute you!

Respectfully,

Charles E. Van Zant, Jr.
Former Sgt. USAF
Bien Hoa, Vietnam
1969-70

Charles VanZant <czant@iol10.com>
Acworth, GA USA - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 16:10:12 (PDT)
Good Model and a good web site.

Bill USS TANG SS563 1970

Bill Maness aka Jose' <manessbf@our-town.com>
Stephenville, TX USA - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 12:33:23 (PDT)
Frank - Just saw your website on the Blenny. What a wonderful thing to do. We're sure that all the crew that is able to see this website is enjoying it as much as we are. Did you win any awards for this? If not, you should have.
John and Dawn Batty <Debandjeb@AOL.com>
Bloomfield Hills, MI USA - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 16:54:51 (PDT)
Happy to see a site about the first ship I served on in 1963 I did't stay on it long. I had to leave to go to Nuc school but I enjoyed the time .
Kenneth L Bowman <lizbowman@peoplepc.com>
Oxford, Ms USA - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 19:28:50 (PDT)
My father (Charles Maher) served on the USS Flasher SS-249 during WWII. I believe we was on board for the third through fifth war patrols. I would love to hear from any shipmates.

Thanks
Mark

Mark Maher <mmaher@newworldsys.com>
Pontiac, MI USA - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 10:42:08 (PDT)
Ive always been interested in submarines and i find your site very interesting.
Keep up the good work

Thomas Johansson <tjsn76@yahoo.com>
Mariehamn, Finland - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 23:14:25 (PDT)
A real nice site.Makes me proud to have served.Was on the TRUMPETFISH 425 (TM2SS)
Brendan J.McGuirk <BUTTSNLFD@aol.com>
Waterford, Ct. USA - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 14:01:25 (PDT)
QUALIFIED ON SS-399 USS SEACAT, MANY GREAT MEMORIES (YELLOW BIRD EXPRESS). WENT TO USS CHOPPER SS342 E// BOAT FOR A MED CRUISE. IN SONAR GANG, AND WORKED FOR GEORGE WOLF (COB). GOT OUT & WENT TO COLLEGE; WISHED I WOULD HAVE STAYED IN!
George Beaty <sidetrack 93@home.com>
Irvine, CA USA - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 12:18:13 (PDT)
I was on the Blenny, TAD from Sea Robin, in 1964 or '65 for a Med cruise. Great boat, great crew. Great Web site.
Dave Goodness <davegoodness@columbia.total-web.net>
Columbia, TN USA - Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 15:55:24 (PDT)
Just enjoyed reading the Blenny page. Great, thanks. I was XO of the boat for about four months in the 60's
John Lyding <perfinb@ccconline.net>
Crofton, MD USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 06:11:54 (PDT)
Looking for anyone who served on the Bashaw from 1943 through late 1960's. I have compiled a list of 160+ names with full contact information for about half that number. Your shipmates would like to hear from you.
Bob Palmer <bobpalmer@home.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 09:51:02 (PDT)
EN2 (SS) off the USS Trupetfish (SS-425). Just took a look at your site doing some submarine comparison. Great looking site keep up the good work, need to keep the diesel boat spirit alive and well for the generation. There will never be another period of time the diesel boats held the line in the cold war.
Cool Bob DBF'er

Robert M. "Cool Bob" Berry <bberry@terraworld.net>
Fort Scott, Ks USA - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 20:46:03 (PDT)
Great site. I served on U.S.S. Blackfin (SS322) from Oct 64 to Oct 67.
Seein the "Fair dinkum" reminde me of our trip to Australia in 67 for the Coral Sea
celebration. I was EN2(SS) at the time and worked for Fred Ramey in the after engine room.

Jerry W. Nicholas <nicholj@dallas.ds.adp.com>
Denison, TX USA - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 18:45:08 (PDT)
I servered on the USS Spinax SS489 and USS Razorback SS394 between 1967 and 1970. Both boats were stationed out of San Diego. I am interested in hearing from anyone who on either of these boats during this time.
Jim Peterson <jimp@micron.net>
Boise, Id USA - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 03:42:05 (PDT)
ALWAYS LIKE A GOOD SUB SITE. RODE EM' FOR 22 YEARS. GOOD JOB LOOKS REAL NEAT....SOUPY RMC(SS) RET.
MICHAEL J. CAMPBELL SR <mcampbell1>
Newport News, VA USA - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 18:17:18 (PDT)
i got to this page due to a class i am taken online. However, I am very pleased to have come upon it. I will search around to see what i can learn. Thank you.
Mrs. William S. Clark

Tonya Clark <Banxbums@stargate.net>
Ligonier, PA USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 12:51:09 (PDT)
was onboard 324 jun 60 to dec 62 with some great guys
Jimmy R. Brewington <brewinj@mines.missouri.org>
Fredericktown, Mo USA - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 19:37:25 (PDT)
Served on Angler SSK240 in 55-56 and Halfbeak SS352 in 56. TM3...Would enjoy hearing from any shipmates.
Ray Minisce <Halfbeak@Frontiernet.net>
Caledonia , NY USA - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 09:58:18 (PDT)
Great site. I served on the Paddlefish, USS 263 in '44
Carlton Camp <ccamp@sedona.net>
Cottonwood , AZ USA - Friday, May 19, 2000 at 16:23:52 (PDT)
Thank you for the fine website. And thank you to all Veterans.
Johnnie Watch
Johnstown, Pa USA - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 16:07:20 (PDT)
Looking for anyone who served on USS Bashaw SS241 during WWII. This inquiry on behalf of Jim Drawbridge of Massachusetts who was on the boat in 1944-45. He doesn't use a computer but would like to hear from former shipmates. Please reply to me, I will relay message.

Thanks, Bob Palmer, Atlanta, GA

Bob Palmer <bobpalmer@home.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 18:31:23 (PDT)
This is an outstanding site. I am very proud to have served on the Thornback SS418, Laffayette SSBN616 G,
Permit SSN594 and the Queenfish SSN651 during the 60' & 70's. These were some very memorable years.
Keep up the good work.

Coop

Richard Cooper <rwcoop@uswest.net>
Mead, WA USA - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 12:21:26 (PDT)
THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST WEB PAGE ON AMERICAN SUBMARINE'S AND THEIR CREWS THAT I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO READ.
THANKS FOR THE IMFORMATION, AND THE MANY THINGS THAT WE
OWE THESE MEN FOR WHAT WE HAVE TODAY.

JEFF E. MARCOLETTE <JEMARCOLETTE@AOL.COM>
SAN JOSE, CA USA - Saturday, May 06, 2000 at 01:33:44 (PDT)
Life Member USSbVets, Inc.
US Submarine Service
Sub School, 1951
Dates on Board: 1951-1955
Subs: Qualifying Boat USS Pomfret (SS391) 1951-1952
USS Baya )AGSS318) 1952-1955
Rate: YN1(SS)

Art Randall <artrandall@aol.com>
Chesterfield, MO USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 13:27:35 (PDT)
Nice site. I was on the U.S.S. Chopper(SS342) and one of my best buddies was a cook on the Blenny,Rusty (Karl) Cooper. When they came down to Key West in 1960 I ate like a king! I believe Blenny was doing ops with Fleet Sonar School then. I'm glad I found this! Glenn
Glenn Helwer <ghelwer@hotmail.com>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 16:35:57 (PDT)
Was CS3(ss) on the Blenny 1965 just before being discharged and after having served on Abe. Lincoln SSBN 602Gold
Diesel Boats Forever! Great Website.

Bill Andersen <william.andersen@bms.com>
greenwich, ct USA - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 12:30:31 (PDT)
TEST
John AHern (ss) USN RET <John AHern 5006>
USA - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 13:42:25 (PDT)
Blenny Becuna Lafayette HI gang .
John Ahern (ss) USN RET, <John Ahern 5006 @aol>
ledyard, ct USA - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 13:33:04 (PDT)
Tremendous site. Just what I have been looking for. If you would like more pictures of the Jap subs I have them. I will be back. I served on the Perch (SS313) Sea Cat (SS399) and the Jap sub I-14.
Vic Webb <VWebbSubs@AOL.COM>
East Greenwich, RI USA - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 06:49:19 (PDT)
This is very a nice way to remember someone. And thanks to all the men and women who figth to keep our country free.
D. Diedrich <ratlady53@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 10:58:34 (PDT)
My dad was on this boat in '52 - '53. He dosen't have web access but would like to know when and where you are having the next renunion. Please respond to my address and I will forward the info.
Thanks. R.Welch Jr.

Robert W. Welch <bobnaida@home.com>
San Diego, Ca USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 20:49:42 (PDT)
USS PATRICK HENRY (G),HENRY STIMSON (B),STURGEON,JACK,NPTU WINDSOR STAFF,NSSF NLON.
MMCM/SS B. L. WHEELER USN RET.
ZANESVILLE, OH USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 16:40:21 (PDT)
NONE
MMCM/SS B. L. WHEELER USN RET.
ZANESVILLE, OH USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 16:34:16 (PDT)
Testing guestbook
Ed Hiltenbrandt
USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 15:06:45 (PDT)
Testing shortened Guessbook 2000
Ed Hiltenbrandt
USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 10:53:20 (PDT)
Keep up the great work ! NAVSUPPACT SAIGON, 1971
Have always been fascinated with WWII in the pacific. My father served. Altho not on subs, my appreciation for those who did, any sacrificed, is enormous ! Thanks fellas !

Fred Parry <ssalone@cybertrails.com>
Show Low, AZ USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 01:34:21 (PDT)
hey pop, where's the story about you guys torpedoing a cornfield? or whatever it was? lots o hugs, your eldest
terry
USA - Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 21:18:24 (PDT)
This entry is from the Welcome Page.
Ed Hiltenbrandt
USA - Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 19:50:21 (PDT)
Test
Frank
USA - Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 19:49:56 (PDT)
Hello,
Thank you for sending this web site to me.

Stephanie Verduzco <jpsv@webtv.net>
Corona, Ca USA - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 13:45:03 (PST)
Hi to any shipmates. I served onboard the USS halfbeak 1964-1966. If anyone is interested, there is a Halfbeak reunion planned for Oct. 2000. Location to Atlantic City, NJ. Please contact if your interested.
terry kekich <kekich@mediaone.net>
northville, mi USA - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 19:45:46 (PST)
Great site Frank,have always had the greatest respect for submariners after I took a dependants cruise in the Hawkbill (SSN 666)My son was corpsman aboard her.
Byron Fraser <FlipRB@aol.com>
Dittmer, MO USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 18:29:56 (PST)
I like your site very much. I'm 23 years old and like the designs on naval ships. I like you cut-away of the sub. Subs are my favorites. I liked you music and siren as well :-)
Thomas Smith
Salem, OR USA - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 22:44:00 (PST)
Served on S-43; 40-41,Subase CocoSolo,CZ 42,USS CREVALLE (SS291) 43-44 (4 WAR PATROLS) SUBDIV 21 '52; USS RASHER (SSR269) 53-54; SUBDIV 53 '55 RETIRED '60 AS YNC(SS) CURRENTLY PRESIDENT SUNCOAST CHAPTER FLORIDA SUBVETS WWII AND MEMBER OF U.S.SUBVETS TANG BASE, FLORIDA. REAL NICE ARTICLE ON USS BLENNY A CREDIT TO THE SUBMARINE FLEET
Albert Dempster <aldempster@peoplepc.com>
Treasure Island , Florida USA - Wednesday, March 01, 2000 at 14:50:01 (PST)
I put the USS Bowfin SS287,in commission, 3 war patrols out of Fremantle,Aus. Flew back, USS Atule,commissioning party, Four war patrols,Pearl, Midway, Majuro. Captain Maurer our skipper.
Earl R. Jackson Jr. RMC(SS) USNRR <sub287@aol.com>
Perry Hall, MD USA - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 12:53:40 (PST)
Outstanding web-site Frank.
Jerry E. Beckley, CWO4, USN (Ret) <beckley@erols.com>
Reston, VA USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 11:35:07 (PST)
Served on board USS Growler SSG-577, USS Bonefish SS-582,
USS Haddock SSN-621, USS Richard B, Russell SSN-687
Retired in 1979 as ICC(SS) at Great Lakes, IL.

Charlie Kruger <cwkdbf@imaxx.net>
Spring Grove, IL USA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 16:40:45 (PST)
Served on board from Jan 1963 to Sep 1966,made the nortern run in 63.Went through the guest book and remembered a lot of good friends.Was sorry to see r.i.p. Hooker.Hey Foltz I need a haircut. Little Shafer this is big Schaffer.
JOHN SCHAFFER EN1(SS) <SCHAFFERJOHN @ HOTMAIL.COM>
SAN DIEGO,, CA USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 22:26:51 (PST)
Awsome site!! Mine has nothing to do with subs, though.
"Deryl"
MN USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 08:45:47 (PST)
FRANK, LOVE YOUR GENEALOGY WORK. MY DAD AND I HAVE VISITED MANY OF THE CHARLES COUNTY SITES PERSONNAL WITH VIDEO AND PHOTO CAMERA.
James Robert Burch II <jrburch48@cs.com>
Madison, AL USA - Monday, January 24, 2000 at 20:17:04 (PST)
I AM THE SON OF KENNETH ICKES WHO SERVED ON THE BLENNY DURING THE WAR. MY FATHER AND I WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THE BLENNY YESTERDAY. I LIVE VERY CLOSE TO HIM AND WOULD BE WILLING TO PASS ANY MESSAGES HIS FORMER SHIPMATES HAVE FOR HIM. HE IS ACTIVE IN THE SACRAMENTO CHAPTER OF SUMBARINE VETERANS OF WORLD WAR TWO, THANKS
KENNETH E ICKES II <ROOTBEER65@AOL.COM>
SACRAMENTO, CA USA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 09:37:57 (PST)
An excelant submarine site. Are the people that finish all of the very complete compartment descriptions given a test and designated "honorary qualified"? LOL Glenn (SSG282), SSR 489), (SSBN 599) and (SS 405).
Glenn L. Duncan (LCDR, USN, Ret) <gsubdunk@groupz.net>
Aiken, SC USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 17:59:06 (PST)
Nice page, I was just surfing through.
1LT BOBBY R. TOON <USER114299@AOL.COM>
FORT BENNING, GA USA - Monday, January 10, 2000 at 20:26:07 (PST)
Very neat web site . My brother was on the Blenny Dave Eberhart
Joe Trampel <www.hosebreath@blitz-it.net>
Pleasant Hill, MO USA - Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 14:47:10 (PST)