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Years Served: 1964 to 1966
any old shipmates out there
Years Served: 1944-1946
I WAS ELECTRICTION MATE 3RD CLASS,19 YEARS OLD..STARTED OUT IN THE ENGINE ROOM ELECTRICAL DISTIBUTION BOARD LATER IC ELECT. I USED TO SHOW ALL THE MOVIES IN OFFICERS MESS AND IN THE CREWS MESS HALL.(GOT A DOLLAR FOR EACH SHOWING !!!).MY GQ STATION WAS ON THE 20 MM GUNS ON THE FAN TAIL..WE WERE IN THE IWO JIMA AND OKINAWA INVASION LATER SENT ON PICKET DUTY NORTH OF OKINAWA. AND WAS HIT BY TWO KAMIKAZES THE LATER WAS ON MOTHERS DAY MAY 13 1945. AS I REMEMBER WE HAD 43 DEAD AND OVER 50 WOUNDED .WE BURIED OUR DEAD ON OKINAWA AND LEFT FOR HOME WITH THE HOLE IN OUR MIDSHIPS WELDED CLOSED..ENTERED BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FOR REPAIRS AND DOWN TO CHARLSTON NORTH CAROLINA TO PUT THE USS BACHE IN MOTHBALLS.
I HAVE CONTACTED A FEW OF MY BUDDIES THROUGH THE ENTERNET..
LIVED IN TAHOE FOR 20 YEARS,JUST MOVED TO RENO LAST YEAR.. I
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THE CREW...MAC
Arthur David Hunter
Years Served: Feb62 - Jan 64
Roy M Starks
Years Served: 1952-1954
Went aboard the Bache in September, 1952 in Norfolk after Radar School.
Recall a shakedown cruise in the Carribean, two trips to the Med plus a stint in Londonderry chasing subs for practice. Transferred to the West Coast on the USS Cowell with a cruise to the Far East on the USS Watts.
Got out in 1956.
Now live in Myrtle Beach, SC area.
i am the grand-daughter of edgar bergeron. he passed away in 2005 but i remeber all his stories like it was yesterday,boy he remembered everything about his ship.
Years Served: 52-56
I signed up before, but am doing it again. :)
Years Served: 1954- 1959
I went aboard the Uss Bache Dec. 1954 till 1959 Great Ship, and crew.
Years Served: 1965 - 1967
Boarded Bache in Sept 1965 and left for Veitnam 2 days later. On station doing gunfire support and plane guarding for six months. Got back to U.S. in April 66. Had many good friends aboard and I will check this site frequently to see if any of my shipmates post a note.
Years Served: 1966, 1967
Any old shipmates from the Vietnam deployment out there?