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BILLY J. BLANKENSHIP
Years Served: 1946-1948
SOM 3/CLASS PLANKOWNER IN 1946 AND MANY YEARS LATER DECOMMISSIONING IN NEW ORLEANS, LA WHEN STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY AS A CAPTAIN, MEDICAL CORPS, US NAVY
Years Served: November 1977 to July 1980
Dear Shipmates and Guests,
I hope my entry finds everyone in good health and spirits. I served onboard from Nov 77 to Jul 80, while it was homeported in New Orleans, LA. I reported onboard as an SK3 and transferred as an SK2(SW).
Despite the vintage age of the ship during the time I served onboard, I have very pleasant memories of a great crew and all the fun times we had on our many reserve weekend and operational cruises, including being part of the first set of ships to make the original Great Lakes Cruise. The ship's break-away song, I Fought The Law and the Law Won still rings clearly and loudly in my ears to this day.
I retired from the Navy in Dec 97 and now and live in Charleston, SC. Fair Winds and Following Seas To All,
SKCS(SW), U. S. Navy Retired
William A Peterson
Years Served: 1977
What I remember is that the ship was small when trying to cook when I spent 2 years on a cruiser but I had a great time
Years Served: 4
I was in first division for about one and a half years then went to the signal bridge, where I made SM3
Years Served: 1969-1971
What is the story on Captain Emillio Papio?
Years Served: 1969 - 1972
I hit the Billy C. as a deck-ape when she was in dry-dock in Charleston SC. Right next to a coffee plant. I hate coffee and the smell of it makes me sick!!! I left her in April of 1972 as an E5 Sonar technician. If any of you were on board during that time you may remember me as a member on an on-board rock band, named The Lawemen by Lt. Long!! Grandson of Huey P.!!
Gary J. Gabehart
Years Served: 1962-1963
'I fought the Lawe and the Lawe won' Gitmo - 62?
Years Served: 1975 -1979
I served on the Lawe in engineering MM3 Bravo 4, Sailed the lakes in 78, sailed through hurricane Dottie, seen and served with a lot of great
people. May Davey Jones and King Neptune keep the Lawe upright and at parade rest!!! Long live the Lawe!!!
Drury H. Bynum
Years Served: 1966-1969
It's good to be able to post my name on the guestbook or the Willie C.
I would love to communicate with some of my division personnel fellow officers of that period. Vietnam was in full swing & we were in the Med during the '67 Seven Day War. My time in Lawe was a highlight of my life - I will treasure it forever!...thanks D. Bynum
Years Served: 4
Served on the Willie C from 1970 to 1973, Mid-East cruise & WestPac to Vietnam. Worked as an ET.
Years Served: 1973 west pack cruse to Vietnam, pick up ship in gulf of Tonkin
if anyone remember me please email me on ship my nickname was goose on the Lawe. I was boiler technician. trying to find some one who served on the law at this time.
Years Served: 1959 to 1963
I served from 59 thru 63 hello to all contact me if yall want