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Eli J. Bourgeois, Jr.
Years Served: 1956-1958
I served aboard the ship as a FireControlman 3rd class in the 37 system, my GQ ststion was Sky One Radar in the Mk 37 Gun Director. I left the Navy as a FT2 but was called back during the Cuban Missle Crisis in 1662 two months short of my 6 years obligation. What a year in HELL.
I'm retired now having spent 38 years with the local power company and ended my career as the Construction Superintendent in Electric Distribution and Transmission Group.
I'm current serving as Commodore of the USS Fletcher DD/DDE 445 and DD 992 Reunion Group. We are looking for all Fletcher Sailors that served aboard either ship to join our Reunion Group. You will renew old friendships and make new ones, you will reciece a newletter each quarter and have the opportunity to join us at our Reunion each year in various cities and town across America. The first year dues are free for first time members.
Contact me at ejbourgeois @cox.net or log on to our web site at www.ussfletcher.org



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  • Craig Hoepner on

    Transfered to the USS Ramsden DE-382 in Hawaii from the USS Fletcher DDE-445 and took the Ramsden to Mare Island Naval Ship Yard and decommissioned her 1960…

  • David Cauthen on

    I was aboard the Philip DD498, (1966&1967), and transferred to the Fletcher DD445 in 1968. Took both to the Mothball Fleet in San Diego.


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