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Website: Patrol Boats of River Section 533
Comments: George, you never cease to amaze me, the Homepage looks better every time I stop by, I know you put a lot of hard work and dedication in this site. I hope everyone appreciates you as much as I do, Keep up the fine work and good health to you pal.
Name: Pam Majors
Comments: Maj told me about this page... its my first visit. I am very impressed.
Name: CURTIS DENNISON USN(RET)
Comments: Just happened along,was looking at the DD-714..I served on the USS WILLIAM M. WOOD DDR-715 As a signalman.
Name: ANTHONY ESPOSITO RET BTC
Comments: SERVED ON BOARD FORM 1947 TO 1952 AS A FN WATER TENDER SINCE THEN HAVE SERVED ON 5 OTHER TINCANS,RETIRED 1975 NOW LIVING IN KENO OR. POB 468 KENO OR 97627 WOULD ENJOY HEARING FRON OLD SHIPMATES.
Name: Ted Babula FTG3 1966-69
Comments: Nice site,Roger looked me up a short while back and kind of joined me up! I've already contacted a couple of my old buddies and have a great time talking over old stories about the old Rush days. Thanks for being here!
Name: Jack Mcfadzen
Comments: I was tracked down by ex-shipmate Roger Lincoln on 2-25-98. I served on the Rush from 8-68 until 5-70. I was a FTG-3.
Name: Redmond L. Watson -STGC -USN (RET)
Comments: Was a Plank Owner on the DDG-712/DDG-1 and like whar you have to this HOMEPAGE would like to have one for the U.S.S. GYATT tHANKS FOR ALL THE WORK
Name: PHIL WEGNER
Comments: I SERVED ABOARD THE "WILLY R" FROM EARLY 1970, WHEN I PICKED IT UP IN MALTA DURING A MED CRUISE, UNTIL LATE 1972 WHEN WE RETURNED FROM THE AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE. I WAS A MM3 IN THE AFTER ENGINE ROOM (B4). MY NICKNAME HAWKEYE. LOOKING THROUGH THIS LOG I FOUND A SHIPMATE, "SHORTY" BOIVIN. I DID WORK WITH SHORTY AND I AM SURE HE REMEMBERS ALL THE FINE TIMES WE HAD KEEPING THAT 25 YEAR OLD SHIP MOVING THROUGH THE WATER. pcw
Name: Keith Hargrove
Comments: Roger Lincoln call last Saturday. I am surprised to find that there is an association. I am finding this most intersting. I was a gunnersmate on the Rush from 68-70.
Name: Steven S Sisk NCC(SW) USN Ret.
Comments: Talked to Roger Lincoln tonight. I was a IC3 on board Rush from August 1968 to October 1969. Retired Navy June 1994 as Navy Counselor Chief (NCC). Hi to all my old shipmates from the "good old days".
Name: MICHAEL J. FUSCO
Comments: I WAS ON THE RUSH FROM 1965-1967 I WAS A DISBUSING CLERK I WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE LOG BOOK I SIGN ON BEFORE BUT I DID NOT SEE MY NAME IN THERE
Name: Jim R. Joiner
Comments: I was the weapons yeoman on the Rush during the Carribean cruise and Med. Cruise in 1969.
Name: Bob Guimarin
Comments: I was on the USS Johnston DD821 which was in the same Squardron along with the Kennedy and the Fiske. would like to get with your people that have a history of the ships together and see if we can get the location of the ships from day to day. I have a few dates but would like to fill in some blanks. also have a few pictures of the Rush. Bob
Name: WILLIAM BRETT
Comments: I SERVICED ON USS NORRIS FROM 3/67 TO 12/69 AS A SONAR TECH. STG2 AS/ DASH DIV. WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANY SHIPMATES ..... OUT THERE!!!!!!!....
Name: Bill Law
Comments: I was a gunner's mate onboard the WRR from Oct 47-Feb 50. Would love to here from any one that remembers those great years. Bill Law
Name: Alexander Frank Lunny
Comments: Seaman, storekeeper. Served on DDR-714 Fall of 1958 till Winter 1960. Great web-page!!! Looking for shipmate Glen Spock. To Tom Atkins "Holloywood Movie Star" if you read this... Hi buddy. That's all for now. Glad to sign aboard. PS My brothers homepage has my resume and a family history link if anyone cares. http://homepage.dave-world.net/~lunny/
Name: FCCM Daniel F. Leary, USN, ret.
Comments: I really enjoyed the sounds of the sea. Good job.
Name: Roy Nickerson
Comments: George you old dog!! I served in the "Silly Willy" 1972-1973...I was an RM3 and YOU were my chief radio man..the only one of us who could really pound the brass! I was on the Mideast ('round-the-world) cruise and earned my shellback credentials(of which I'm proud) My wife Laura was an RM3 at NAVCOMMSTA Newport, and we've been married 27 years this March. We have two lovely daughters and four grandkids. Do you still live in Watertown N.Y.??? Let's hear from you, old guy!! ( I remember you bowfishing for dorado from the deck of the ol' DD-714....can't remember if you ever got one, though. Well, if you didn't, just LIE about it. BTW, everyone called me NICK, if that helps you remember. E-mail me at: Servo@kktv.com....I'd love to hear from you!!!!
Comments: Servrd onboard 70-decomission in after engine room
Name: mike boivin (shorty)
Comments: i served on the rush in 70's when it was deployed for it's last world cruise I was in the forward engine rm
Name: Clayton Ellis
Comments: We are back on the internet. Sure would like to know how everyone is doing. Let me hear from you. I hope the holidays was good to everyone. Melinda and I spent the holidays touring Europe. We are going to be grandparents.
Comments: My husband is interested in info about the Canadian Avro Arrow. (He watched the miniseries last week). Supposedly one was flown away before it could be destroyed. Interesting. Joyce
Name: Robert Del Prete
Comments: My Name is Robert V Del Prete I served aboard USS Norris DD859 Jan 63 till June 67 as a QM2. My E-Mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for any one of my old shipmates
Name: JOHN MATHISEN
Comments: STILL LOOKING FOR RICHIE ALMAN. THANKS TO BUD FOR TRYING. I DID FIND MERLE LYDIC.1952-1955. HE LIVES IN WOODLAND MAINE.I HAVE A BLUE JACKET MANUAL FROM USS WYOMING DATED 1916.THE MANUAL WAS GIVEN TO PHILLIP B. ROBINSON BYCYRUS R.MILLER 6/22/1916. THE SHIP WAS A IRON CLAD.IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS MANUAL OR WHO DO I CONTACT. THANKS MATTIE.
Name: Tom Connolly
Comments: I served on the USS William R Rush, from January thru September 1969. I was on the deployment to the Med. and Northern Europe, in the winter, spring and summer of 1969.
Name: Jerry Dafoe
Comments: I served aboard the RUSH from June 1946 to Dec 1947. I would like to correspond with anyone who happened to be aboard at that time.
Name: John DeFranco
Comments: The page looks Great George. Don't know what we would do without you. Dry Docked in Arizona John
Name: Tim Usina
Comments: My Dad was XO on the Rush in the late Fifties, J.D. Usina. Any former shipmates that would like to contact him, let me know via e-mail. thanks
Name: Larry Carr
Website: USS Eversole DE-404
Comments: Hello, Just want to say what a great web site you have here on the "Rush". I was on the USS Puget Sound AD38 during 1971-1973 in Newport Rhode Island. Many times the "Rush" was anchored on our starboard side at the docks. I had many opportunities to work aboard the "Rush" on engineering related overhauls. Such things as main feed pumps, booster pumps, main shaft spring bearings, etc. Keep up the good work. I salute you !!!! Sincerely, Larry Carr
Name: Jim Hocking
Comments: Visiting for the first time in a while. I am impressed with this site. Chief Munk has developed the best Association website by far; commendable and outstanding! Anyone interested in joining up with the Rush Association can Email me for details . . . its as easier than rising for reveille.
Name: MM1 Steven C. Morris
Website: Naval Reserve Opportunities Pittsburgh
Comments: Got your site from NAVRING. Just checking out NAVRING. I am a Naval Reserve Recruiter. Served onboard the USS Claude V. Ricketts and USS Holland in Scotland.
Name: Joe Peters
Website: USS DYESS DDR 880
Comments: I served along with the Rush, While a crewmember on the Dyess DDR880 1952 1954. Aft Eng. Rm. The Rush was a beautiful sight as she would cross our bow during exersizes. I noticed her because we were both the same class destroyers, and I would think, thats how the Dyess must look to those guys on the Rush. Take a look at our Page it is new,
Name: Fred Furlan
Comments: Yogie sent me. Great site plan to come back soon. Fred
Name: Bob Gustafson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: North Aurora, Ill.
Time: 1997-12-21 08:10:52
Comments: I found you through Jim Corrick....
Jim says to ask you. "how's yogie ?" Wanted to let you know that my (jim) sons are coming home soon! See you at the next reunion.
Name: Del Gatto Robert R.
Comments: served aboard Wm.R.Rush 73/75 "A" Gang EN stationed at the Bronx Res. Station Pennyfield Ave.//// Would like to chat with other excrew members and also have been intouch with other members that are not yet here.Great site,Ijust happened to stumble upon it. THANKS
Name: Charles Newbold
Comments: Arlene and I would like to wish all rush mates and families a very merry christmas and happy new year
Name: Red Royal
Comments: The Willie R. was my first Can. Served on DDG's (Adams Class) and DEG's /FFG's , They were nothing like the old 2250's. FTCS (Ret) Royal
Name: Eric Young
Comments: Just checking out the site. You're doing a great job Chief, keep up the good work. (crew member 1969-1972)
Name: Judy Warren Vasiliauskas
Comments: I was doing a search for "Vasiliauskas" and this page came up.
Name: MICHAEL FUSCO
Comments: I AM WAS A MEMBER OF THE RUSH FROM 1965 TO 1967. I NOT RETIRED FROM THE NAVAL SEABEES SINCE 1993 WITH 20 GOOD YEARS, I AM EMPLOYED BY THE US POSTAL SERVICE. I AM MARRIED 29YRS WITH A TERFFIC WIFE AND TWO GREAT BOYS.I REALY HAD A GREAT TIME WHEN I WAS ON THE U.U.S RUSH. BU2FUSCO RETIRED
Name: John De Franco
Comments: Good Job George!
Name: bob mcdonough
Comments: just cheked in about an hour ago but had to leave. would like to hear from old shipmates on willy r. 52-55 period.
Name: bob mcdonoug
Comments: served on willy r. 52-55. interested in hearing from any of my old shipmates. i am joining the group as soon as i find the application.
Name: John Magargal
Comments: Chet, Was Finally able to access the "Captain's Log". Let me know when you read this! John M. USS Hank DD 702
Name: HICKS, Gregory L.
Comments: Great Page! BZ.....to crew. Well Done, will visit again. v/r Hicks
Name: NCC ERNIE PINA, USN-RET
Comments: Private!!! -Can not View-
Name: eugene t fagan
Comments: no comment
Name: Charles M. Todd
Comments: I used to serve on this ship in the early 60's in Fire Control. I was part of the crew during the Cuban crisis. My wifes uncle servered on her in the late 50's, George Bebot, I just found this out in October during a visit and he told me about this site. The name of the webmaster here sounds familiar to me. Hope to hear from some old shipmates.
Name: Jennifer R.M. Carrier
Comments: Grandpa, I love your Website. It is very interesting and unique. I know that if mom could see it she would like. I especially like the pictures of you and grandma and hope that maybe I will get to see them sometime in person. I bet it was great to see all your shipmates again. The website is terrific and I recommend everyone to visit. I needed to sign your log book again because I did not like what I said. I hope that this is better. I love you and grandma, please take care. Love you bunches,-Love,Jenny-xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox's
Name: Ed Susterich
Comments: It was a long time ago-- back in 1954 and 1955-- that I was on the Rush. A lot of memories though.
Name: Brian K. Bassett
Comments: Hello to all my shipmates, I`m Brian Bassett I have a new sigh on name it is KNDL3@aol.com I was station on the Rush from 76-78 as a BTFN and later was stationed on the Newman K Perry DD883 in Newport RI. Take Care my shipemates
Name: RM1 BENJAMIN FUTCH
Comments: SERVED ONBOARD USS LEAHY CG-16 1984 - 1987 ONBOARD USS HARRY W HILL DD-986 1991 - 1995 STILL ACTIVE DUTY AWAITING ORDERS TO TACAMO
Name: Lyle D. Kellogg
Comments: I served on the USS WM. R. RUSH DD-714 1964-1967
Name: Roger F. Rowe jr.
Comments: Served on the Rush from 1964 to 1966 with "Yogiebear". Hey Yogie,do you remember me. I was a machinist mate.
Name: John B. De Franco
Comments: Always a pleasure to cruise the Rush Web
Name: Francis Hutton EM2 1952-1954
Comments: I just received the Rush Gram and was glad to read the many articles about my former shipmates and to read that this years reunion was very successful. I recently had a triple by-pass and that's the reason for me missing this years reunion.,
Name: John Wharton
Comments: A great page. The "Rush" would be proud. Does anybody know if Rush is still active with the Koreans? I served on Rush from 62-64 as SM 3. Great memories. Enjoyed the nostaglic trip. Keep up the good work.
Name: WILLIAM MCMILLIAN
Comments: GREAT JOB ON THE RUSH WEB SITE!!I VISITED THE SHIP'S STORE- AND HISTORY,OF THE RUSH.VERY USEFULL INFORMATION. WILLIAM H MCMILLIAN 1955-1960 FORMER ''RUSH'' SHIPMATE
Name: Ron Simons
Comments: Served on the "Willy R" from 12\73 to 6\74 as an MM3.
Name: Eric Skadsberg
Comments: Brother to T. F. Skadsberg
Name: Mike Rollins
Comments: I haven't toured the ship yet. Just went straight to the guestbook. I was invited aboard by Yogiabear.
Name: Everette "YOGIE" Hebert
Website: VietnamRiver Sect (under construction)
Comments: Chief ,keep up the "GOOD work, but take care of your self, true blues are hard to find ;-}
Name: Ron Rush
Website: The Ohio River Barge
Name: George bebout
Comments: Enjoyed my first Rush Reunion this year, keep up the good work
Name: Charles Reiman
Comments: served as an ET from 10\66 to 10\69
Name: CLAYTON ELLIS
Comments: HOPE TNIS FINDS ALL SHIPMATES IN GOOD HEALTH SOON AS I CAN LEARN HOW TP OPERATE THIS THING, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OR ALL OF THE SHIPMARES.
Name: Joseph Michael Markowski
Website: JMM91 home page
Comments: served on board from 10/72 to 5/72 forward boilerroom Assinged after decommissioning of USS Warrington(DD843) yeah that's right, I "lost" her in NAM .....
Name: Richard Anderson
Comments: Active duty navy 87-92, U.S.S. Midway CV41 U.S.S. Obrien DD975. Active reserve 93-, MIUW105 Long Beach Calif.
Name: Robert M. Lyle
Comments: Served on the Rush from Sept. 1958 to May 1962. Captain was James Gavin and XO was J.D. Usina. Interesting and informative, Thanks!
Name: jim mobley
Comments: hello fellow ship mates>
Name: Eugene J. Miller
Comments: I was a torpedoman on the William R Rush from 1973 to 1975 and would like to know if there are any upcoming reunions planned. If not I would like to hear from anyone on the Rush.
Name: Ken "BYX" Byxbee
Comments: Chief, Just one word "OUTSTANDING" is all I can say about the homepage... Its been awhile since I've checked it out!!!! Ahoy all you ex swabbies..Send me some mail.....AR BYX
Name: CLAYTON ELLIS
Comments: GLAD TO BE ON THE NET. LET ME HERE FROM SOME OF THE OLD SHIP MATES, OR FROM ANY OF THE RUSH SHIP MATES.
Name: John B. De Franco
Comments: Yo George .. This new modem is faster than a speeding bullet. Logged on in less than 15 seconds. The old modem took 18 to 24 minutes
Name: Burton Cazden
Comments: I was on the Greene, DDR 711 54-55 and at that time the Rush was considered a sister ship in DesDiv 42. I visited the Greene site and never saw a picture of the Greene as she was configured when I was in so I'm hoping to see a picture of the Rush which I believe looked the same.
Name: Tom De Mott
Website: The Chief's Page
Comments: Nice page.. Keep up the good work ! tom
Name: CLAYTON R. ELLIS
Comments: WILLY R. RUSH 1962 - 1966 EM3
Name: William J. Hammen
Website: Stark Summit Super Net
Comments: Glad to be aboard
Name: Gary voisard
Comments: Was hunting for info on my old ships DD717 theoeore E chandler&DD829Mlles c Fox
Name: Frank Hutton 1952-54
Comments: I like the website. Please e-mail me information on upcoming events.
Name: William . Lovern
Comments: I'm e-mailing for my Dad who served on this ship in the early 1950's. He just found out about a reunion which has been taking place for years and he never new about it until now. He is very excited about this event and looks forward to that day.
Name: bill lee
Comments: I got a call from Roger Lincoln telling me about the site and a great one it is. I served on the Rush from '52-54 and remember guys like Vince Bimber from South Boston and Sneaky Elias from New Jersey. I was a QM3. I'm sorry I missed the last reunion. I'm looking forward to getting some info re: the association. Be Back!
Name: John Strohmaier Jr.
Website: John's Place
Comments: Good Job on your page. Like reading about Destroyer's I served aboard the USS Klondike Pac.Res. Flt. SD 1953- i956 And worked on many DD AND DE's and many ships names I recall. I served aboard the Uss Wiseman DE 667 in the Pacific 1956-1957 I will be back so I can finish reading everything.
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