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JACK L. SONGER
Years Served: 62-63
OC DIVISION RM...WENT ABOARD IN MASSAWA, ERITREA FROM ASMARA...MADE MED TRIP AND BACK TO NEWPORT...NOTHING RIDES LIKE A TINCAN...
Years Served: 1954-1958
I'm alive and well in Crystalaire California. Other shipmates I know to be alive and well from the 1954-1958 era are Bob Eckert and Duck Donaldson. Bob lives in Hinkley, Ohio, and Duck now lives in Napa Valley, California. I would like to hear from other shipmates that were aboard the Hyman in the mid to late 50's. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Junior
Years Served: 1965 - 1967
Had a great time met great guys learned about life down in NOLA.
JAMES H. GRANGER RD3
Years Served: 1950- 1951
Years Served: 1956-1959
Was RD2. Would like to find old shipmates from so long ago
Years Served: 1.5
Came aboard Nov. 1955 and left June 1957. Came directly aboard from boot camp . Was initially a radarman striker . Later became the mailman (TE3). Left ship to free up a berth before summer midshipman cruise to South America.
Dennis A. O'Leary
Years Served: 1958 to 1960
Greetings Fellow Shipmates,
I served on the Merry Cherry from 1958 to 1960 as an Electrician Mate 3rd class. My wife and I just got back from a terrific reunion of the Hyman's shipmates in Lancaster, PA. With over 100 people in attendance.
We are going to have another reunion in September, 2010 in Fishkill, New York. For further info please contact Cal Lawrence email@example.com
If you would like to join our association please contact Dave Meloche
Looking forward to meeting Old shipmates again.
Dennis A. O'Leary
Arnold G. Rodgers
Years Served: 1950-1953
I served in the forward engine room as an MM2. I was also the ships barber. I'm still alive and kicking, in good health and living in Florida. I'm still in touch with Lindwood Newell, and Harold Gregor and Carlo Cellucci by e-mail. I would love to hear from anyone from the World Cruise-Korean War era. I did not make it to the reunion, but would love to have been there.
I was known then, as:
John V. Griesmer
Years Served: 1958 Summer - Midshipman Cruise
Was a 3rd Class Midshipman sailed from Boston. Ports of call were Bilbao, Spain - Bergen, Norway - Hamburg, Germany. Back to Boston early because of the Mid-East crisis.
Years Served: 1946-47
Boarded the great ship in 1946. Served until 1948 when transferred to the Purdy-734.(They needed a gunners mate) I attended the reunion in Lancaster and had a great time. Found several shipmates who went through boot at Bainbridge...we had a fine visit swapping sea stories. It was great to see the plank owners. Would welcome contact by other shipmates that served aboard during that era.
Years Served: 1955 - 1956
I came aboard Hyman right out of YN A school. I was Commodore's Yeoman, COMDESDIV 122. Made a Med cruise and a refit cruise to Cuba during that first year. I wanted to see the world, and I did! Transferred to COMDESRON 12 staff at start of l957. Bob Ecklund, Engineering Yeoman, lives in New Jersey, Frank Franchi lives in Washington State, and believe it or not, Cody in Ship's Office became a priest! I know, I found it hard to believe too. I live in California. Made the Navy my career and retired in l974.
Years Served: dec, 61/June, 63
i reported aboard from the YO-YO(ad 19) dec 22, 61 and was hustled off to the after fireroom. i made third class before i left in 63. i continued in the reserves and went back aboard for 2 weeks in feb. of 69. i retired in 1989 as a BTC after 26 years. my wife and i attended the Lancaster reunion which was my first but not last.
Years Served: 1957&1958
Reported aboard in May 1957 and assigned to First Division. Reassined to Operations and became part of the Radar gang. Passed the #rd Class test and served as RD3 until leaving the ship in Sept 1958. Cruised to Chile and England and Scotland among other places
JAY E. BROWN DC3
Years Served: 1963-1965
YOU TAUGHT ME AND SHOWED ME SO MUCH ABOUT LIFE. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
Jim "DUCK" Do
Years Served: 1954-1959
Just read 'The Last of the Tin Can Sailors' and thought I had better contact some of my shipmates. What a great time in my life. Just talked to Ernest Harmon, MM2 FER and Jack Erskine MM, FER. Would like to find the where about of Ray Easter, his buddy Miller -Gerddie- and Rudolph. Help if you can. Hope to hear from a few of you. Jim Donaldson MM2 AER