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DANIEL RHOADS
Years Served: 1962 TO 1964
SERVED ONBOARD AS POSTAL CLEK LEFT SHIP TO ATTEND RM
A SCHOOL TRYING TO LOCATE RM1 JACOBS


Charlie Moore
Years Served: 3yrs 64/65/66
Was ships barber for 3 yrs.


Wayne E. Wilhelm
Years Served: 1965-1967
Hope everyone doing great.


Paul Kirkpatrick
Years Served: June, 1952-June, 1955
I served about 3 months in the Deck-Force then transferred to Engineering Department where I was attached to R division A gang
I advanced to MM during my tour aboard USS Lofberg.
June I was transferred to Arnold J. Isbell DD869 where I advanced to MM1 under the command of Cmdr Elmo Zumwalt and re-uped for 6 years.


Paul Kirkpatrick
Years Served: June, 1952-June, 1955
I served about 3 months in the Deck-Force then transferred to Engineering Department where I was attached to R division A gang
I advanced to MM2' during my tour aboard USS Lofberg.
June 1955 I was transferred to Arnold J. Isbell DD869 where I advanced to MM1 under the command of Cmdr Elmo Zumwalt and re-uped for 6 years.


rich sonderegger
Years Served: 1970
served as a midshipman - July - September 1970. rode the ship back to San Diego on its final transpacific crossing.


Roger Usborne
Years Served: 1969-1971
Served as Operations Officer upon completion of Destroyer School in 1969 until the ship was decommissioned.


Wayne J. Reynolds
Years Served: 1958-1959
Served on board as PN3, PN2. Made the 1958-1959 westpac cruise.


RICHARD L. HAMER
Years Served: 65-TO-67
SERVED AS FTG. 65-TO-67 .


Neil M. McCain
Years Served: 1951 to 1955
Came aboard the Lofberg in November 1951 straight out of SONAR School as a Sonarman Seaman, made 3 tours to Korea and all Ports, 2 while the War was on 1 in 1954 called Korean Defense. Had 3 Skippers, with 2 I remember, Captain Phillips and Captain Dobie, both to me the Perfect Captain of a Ship. I have attended 2 Ships reunions one in South Carolina, the other in Seattle, met those that I served with and enjoyed those meetings. I have made Movies first in VHS now converting to DVD or photos taken from 1950 to 1953 and will be available to Shipmates and Relatives of Shipmates that served during that period. You may email me at mccain@clearwire.net or phone 541 660 6104, or mail me at 4315 Lower River Rd. Grants Pass, OR 97526, there is no charge but just to those during that time period. Many of the photos submitted were made by those that have passed on, their names are still listed on the credits.


Randall Hunter
Years Served: 1965-67
Radarman Third Class, OI Division


Edward F. Porath
Years Served: 1960 to 1962
I came aboard the USS Lofberg right out of Radar school in 1960 as a RD3 of which I had made Rd3 onboard the USS Hassayampa AO-145 based in Pearl Harbor prior to going school. I made one cruise with her to Westpac and then left her at Hunter's Point after she completed the FramII conversion.


Dennis Van Dyke
Years Served: 1964/65/66
I ran the paint locker was in 1st division


William p. [Peyton Grimm]
Years Served: 1958-1959
I served on board as an SN, and made the 1958-59 Westpac cruise. If anyone has the cruise book, please let me know. Peyton


Robert King
Years Served: 1959 thru 1961
I am looking for cruise books for these years. 1959 thru 1961 Thank you Robert King


Edward Nalley
Years Served: 1954-1956?
My father, Ed Nalley, transferred to the Lofberg upon the decommissioning of the Oriskany for the angled deck upgrade. He served the rest of his tour on the Lofberg and considers it His Ship. He was a radar tech. I have some 8mm film he shot while aboard. It shows waves over the forward turrets, amazing. He attended the Charleston, SC reunion in 2002. Thank you fellows for your service. Glen Nalley southlandson1@yahoo.com


Larry Horst
Years Served: 1967 to 1970
I served in the forward boiler room from 67 to 70. The TET Offensive started on my 21st birthday. That's one reason I don't forget it. Looking for anyone who remembers when we went up a river to provide support and would back out and anchor in the harbor at night. The deck apes would drop concussion hand grenades over the side at night to keep charlie from swimming out and attach explosives. Sounded like someone was bearing on the side with a sledge hammer. Hard to sleep.



Years Served: 1968 TO 1970
WAS EMC AND THIS WAS MY LAST OF 7 SHIPS BEFORE GOING TO RECRUITING DUTY AND RETIRING. TWO TRIPS TO VIETNAM. LOOKING FOR MMCS CHARLES HUNTER.


Robert D. (Bob) Kent
Years Served: 1945-1946
In memory of Robert Dale (Bob) Kent who served as an Able Bodied Seaman at the end of World War 2. He died of cancer in 1960.


Viveca LOFBERG
Years Served: NONE
Dear All, By coincidence I came across this site, and much to my surprise I see that the ship was called USS LOFBERG. Where does the name come from?As you can see my family name is LOFBERG (Swedish). Viveca Lofberg e-mail: viveca.lofberg@hotmail.com



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  • Farrell K Sellars on

    I served on the Lofberg from 1966 to November of 1969. I was a boiler man. The sleeping quarters were under #3 gun mount. During times off the coast of Vietnam when firing on the enemy, both cannons on #3 gun mount were fired at the same time. That prevented anyone in the quarters below from sleeping. The air conditioning would break down, light fixtures would fall and fiberglass insulation would fall from the ceiling. It was also very hot without any air conditioning.

  • Richard Wachholtz on

    I came on board 64 as sa 1st div,left end of 66 as BM3.It was a life experience change for the good that I will always remember.

  • Larry pollard on

    Am looking for any info on the lofberg from 64-65 ,for claim bout AGENT ORANGE. NEED TO KNOWif during that time we were inside the 12 mile limit, for my claim. If possible, need “DECK LOGS”, showing latitude, and longitude
    I was a BT-3 in fwd. Fireroom

  • Annette Latham Clements on

    My Daddy, John Robert Latham, was on the USS LOFBERG around 1968 – 1970. I am trying to get in touch with anyone who was on the ship with him. He now lives in Greensboro, AL. Please E-mail me any information so I may be able to pass it on to him for Christmas.

    Thank you!!

  • David Biggs on

    RM3 served from April 1965 to March 67. Like to hear from radio people. From Oregon



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