I was aboard during that Westpac serving with SH3 WA Pyle and Lt. Ryan Hanson (Jr. Supply Officer under LCDR McClure) as the Ships Store Recordskeeper I remeber POP's fondly- He was a great guy- I especially remember "Soul Night" and how "Pops" guided me thru my first plate (and last)of Chitlins- What a time!
I have kept in touch with one of our signalmen Brad Rimmel who lives in Hawaii- I see him a few times a year when I'm over there on business.
I believe I remember you as well- my shipmates were, Sonarman Art Reyes, SN Chris Christianson, FTG3 Richard Bruce, Personnelman Skip Scepanski, SK3 Corky Mac Porter.
Somewhere buried in a drawer I know I have about 24 slides showing us in the Gulf- Christianson "mooning" North Vietnamese Junks, ourt trip into Cam Ranh Bay and much more- Let me know if you are interested and I'll scan them and get them into digital format.
I think I'll go to the 2012 Reunion in Portland OR- Ilive in the Seattle area and would enjoy seeing as many of us old timers as are able to make it to the reunion.
Keep in touvh and we'll see if we can turn up some of the people I've mentioned in this response.
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