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Name: Bill Hammen
Comments: Loved those pictures of reunion 99

Name: Robert F. Hill
Comments: I searved aboard the Rush from 1957-1960. Discharged SFM3. Would like to hear from others. -Robert F. Hill

Name: Wm.(Bill)Gowacki
Website: Wm.C.Gowacki's website
Comments: Even though I am a former crewmember of the worlds largest Heavy Cruiser The USS Newport News CA-148 I am More than proud to have visited your GREAT site. I salute you........and "SMOOTH SEAS"

Name: John Bugsy Buglione
Comments: To all our ShipMates, Lena and I would like to extent to all of you our best wishes For a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. George, as always, we thank you for your award winning USS Rush Web Site. You are truly a Web-Master Par Excellance. John and Lena Buglione

Name: John Quinzio
Comments: Served aboard DD566 4/68 thru decom (69)

Name: Phillip Bruce Sherwood
Comments: Served on the William R. Rush in 1960 and 61. Wonder if any other members of the crew have signed in.

Name: Z. Mike Kalish
Comments: Place me on your e-mail page. Would like to hear from shipmates i've served with

Name: VERNON KAYE ROGERS
Comments: SERVED ON USS STODDARD DD 566 FROM 64 TO 68 .. JUST CHECKING OUT IF I COULD FIND ANY OLD SEA BUDDY'S

Name: JOHN M. CARPENTER, JR.
Comments: Crew Member USS Loeser DE680 1961-62.

Name: MM3 Dennis M Dunn
Comments: no comments

Name: Bob McDonough
Comments: Back on line again. Would like to hear from shipmates 1952-55 Great reunion at New London. Had a great tim

Name: christine taylor
Comments: Just wanted to sign the deck log! Hope to contact any former shipmates!

Name: Billie J Patton
Website: Our home page
Comments: HI lady's i love the web page. help me a lot while my hubby was out to sea

Name: Chuck Reiman
Comments: served aboard Rush 9-66,10-69. hung out in ET shop and radio roo

Name: Maurice (Mike) Zicarelli
Comments: I served on the Rush 1951-1953 under the command of Capt. Neil MacIntosh. If any former shipmates read this, please contact me at the e-mail address above

Name: Dennis Stevens
Comments: 27 years since I left

Name: Raymond N. Emerson
Comments: Looking for anyone who sever on the USS Rush during 1946-4

Name: Peter Murray
Website: Official USS Duncan (DDR 874) Reunion Association Website
Comments: Very nice website for your Gearing Class Radar Picket Destroyer. I am the webmaster of the USS Duncan DDR 874 website. I too was born in Watertown, N.Y. in the House of the Good Samaritan on State Street in 1944. Lived in Gouverneur, N.Y. until I was 13. Served in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club for 22 years, retiring in 1989. My personal site is Blazing Barrels Online at: http://home.earthlink.net/~peterjmurray Regards Mate

Name: Eric Young GMC(RET)
Comments: Hi George; I was just checking the up-dates. You're doing a great job as always! I was aboard RUSH from August 1969- March 197

Name: Bernie Caprera
Comments: George, I make it a point to check out the home page often, and, I have it on my favorite sites list. I think you do a great job with it, and, I hope you are feeling better. Berni

Name: tracey harvey
Comments: i have been a proud navy wife for over four years and i loved the poem. my husband and i have endured so much together, two cruises, many work ups and long separations. we strived and succeeded to overcome all the trials. the navy life is simply put not for everyone but it is,to me, the most rewarding of all careers. we are currently here in norfolk va until ? god bless the navy family

Name: Tony Fichera
Website:
Comments: I was on the Willy R from 1973-1978 right after the USS Moale was decommissioned in Fort schuyler I was in 1st div deck force.Before that I was on the USS Moale DD693 1972-decommissioning

Name: robert l parrett
Comments: I WAS ON THE RUSH YEARS 1973 TO 1974 HOW DO I GET ON THE LIST? ROBERT L PARRETT CS2 SN# 17232924

Name: john s anderson
Comments: Hi George, found some great pictures of the "Willie R". If you would like to check them out it's www.navsource.org.Feel free to pass it on. It brings back good memories! John

Name: Brian P.French
Comments: I would like to find anybody who served on the Rush the same time I did,which was from july,1975 to december 1975

Name: Dulcie Peterson
Comments: I was in the Navy for almost five years, and now I am a Navy spouse. I am having a really hard time adjusting and figuring out what to do

Name: Dulcie Peterson
Comments: I was in the Navy for almost five years, and now I am a Navy spouse. I am having a really hard time adjusting and figuring out what to do

Name: Joe Dupont STG 3 68-69
Comments: Nice page just looking for a few old friends

Name: Dave Blais
Comments: Served on the "Willie" from 76 to 78, this web site brought back lots of memories from those days. I signed the log last year but I wanted to update it. Because of this web page I have talked to a couple of old friends, hope there are more out there

Name: William F. Lovern JR
Comments: like to recieve info on the USS William R Rush DDR 714 PLANK OWNER.I SERVED ON IT 52-5

Name: Victor Humphries
Comments: Looking for all things Navy,am ex ROYAL NAVY,world war 2 veteran,served my time on a Battle cruiser HMS RENOWN, joined up at 18 to fight the germans and they sent me to the indian and pacific oceans to fight the japanese.met up with uss Saratoga,carrier l was operating radar when l picked her up, she showed a massive echo on the screen,l see a lot of usn ships that come into Fremantle, last on was the USS KITTY HAWK, I met Harry Trueman in 1946,he came on board, we were stood to attention for 3hours in the hot sun,ready for inspection,the good old days. bye shipmate

Name: James Madigan
Comments: Looking for sites for VS-39 / VS-42 / NAD

Name: John Buglione
Comments: George, I hope you are recovering. Hope to see you and Lorraine at the next reunion. Bugsi

Name: Donald Coelho
Comments: I was on the Rush in 1953-1954. I was a YN2. I left the Navy 9/15/54

Name: Ralph Hurst
Comments: This site is great!! I missed the last reunion, would like to hear from my shipmate

Name: LYNN J. LAMBERT
Comments: any old friends see this, look me up

Name: Peter T. Liberti
Comments: I was a Communications Officer 1971-1973. I served under Cdr. F.W. Sullivan, Cdr. Thomas Dyer and Cdr. Greg Streter. I would like to hear from anyone from that time. Please e-mail me at anytime

Name: steven p. coelho sr.
Comments: Hello, My dad Don Coelho served on the Rush somtime during 1951 to 1954 as a YN. He was living in Taunton Mass. at the time the Rush was homeported at Newport. This web site is one of the best I've seen! While serving on a LST during the early seventies I caught a look at the Rush underway out in the atlantic. It was a thrill for me to be able to tell dad this. Now my son is out there on a destroyer cruising the same waters and hitting the same beaches both my dad and I did. Dad's e-mail is dmleite@aol.com if any of his shipmates care to write him

Name: j.stewart
Comments: Would like to hear from Dennis Johnson who was in the Navy 1966 - ? Met him in Milwaukee, Wis. Dennis was originally from Osage, WV. I would like to find out where he is, how he's doing, etc

Name: j.stewart
Comments: Would like to hear from Dennis Johnson who was in the Navy 1966 - ? Met him in Milwaukee, Wis. Dennis was originally from Osage, WV. I would like to find out where he is, how he's doing, etc

Name: George Kelder
Comments: Just sign on to see how George Munk is doing, and to tell him to get well

Name: James O. Harris
Comments: Served on the Rush 66-68. Would like to hear from anyone else who was also aboard during that time. Especially those in 2nd division

Name: Dave Murphy
Comments: QM2 Willy R 74-78, be glad to hear from any of the crew at Fort Schuyler

Name: Dave Murphy
Comments: QM2 Willy R 74-78, be glad to hear from any of the crew at Fort Schuyler

Name: Virgil Manis
Comments: 72 73 Rush Around the World

Name: Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring
Website: Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring
Comments: Very nice Web site you have here. Please visit the Web sites of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring. We hope with the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring to encourage others to read about the sacrifices so many made during this period of recent history. Thank you for visiting and posting on the discussion forum at the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring Web Site. (http://tonkinyachts.cjb.net) . I invite others to join us in the discussion forum on the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring Web site. Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring Webmaster: Please place a link to us on your links page

Name: Edwin Dominick
Comments: Linked here from the Destroyer site. Of course the displayed date of last update of this site is 7/14/99. That number repeats itself several times a week in my life and has been ever since leaving the "Silly Willy" in 1966. Even won some money for my Aunt in NJ. She played the "numbers" in the Daily News. Keep up the great work in promoting the Rush and keeping it "alive". It was a part of every crewmembers life, never to be erased

Name: Bert Pitney
Comments: Heard about the association from an old shipmate (Norman) and found the web site, enjoyed it, was on the Rush from jan. 69 to May 71. Many fond memories

Name: JERRY JOHNSTON
Comments: ENJOYED YOUR PAGE. MY FATHER, GEORGE L. JOHNSTON, SERVED IN DESRON 48 ABOARD THE USS CHAUNCEY (DD667) FROM LATE 1943 TIL THE WARS END, HIS RANK WAS METALSMITH 1st CLASS. PRIOR TO THAT HE WAS ON THE USS MUGFORD (DD389) FROM EARLY 1941 TIL '43. HE'S STILL AROUND & LOVES TO TELL "SEA STORIES." I WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM OTHER CHAUNCEY VETS OR FAMILY MEMBERS. ALOHA - JERRY M. JOHNSTON

Name: JOHN S. ANDERSON
Comments: REPORTING BACK ABOARD. WAS ON "WILLIE R" 60 TO 63 FORWARD FIRE ROOM. LEFT SERVICE AS A BT2. STILL THE BEST PAGE ON THE WEB

Name: Edwin Monch
Comments: Served aboard the Rush 1952 to 1955. Rm3 upon discharge in Newport, RI

Name: R. W.
Comments: I have no idea why my name didn't come up on my previous entry, so just in case...R. W. "Bob" Farrar RM2

Name: R. W.
Comments: I served aboard the Rush 1960/62. I was a Radioman and recognize five or six names on the roster. I'm very disappointed that mine isn't among them. I was aboard during an operation inside the Artic cicrle, and a Med cruise in 1961. I have done several prior seaches for the Rush, and this is the first one I've found. The site is excellent Chief, and it is bookmarked

Name: Mandy Turnbo
Comments: My husband just recently joined the navy and Iwas looking for a little support

Name: Mandy Turnbo
Comments: My husband just recently joined the navy and Iwas looking for a little support

Name: Mandy Turnbo
Comments: My husband just recently joined the navy and Iwas looking for a little support

Name: Roger A. Miller
Comments: Looking for shipmates on Eugene A. Greene DDR711, all eras from beginning to end. Reunion in Baltimore in Sept. Please contact by e-mail Cygoon@pe.net or (909)899-9663. Great job on the RUSH page. -Roger Miller

Name: Anthony J Neglia
Comments: Just curious if anyone remembers me from 1968 thru 1972. Radioman 3 ..Home port Newport R.I. I remember Bill Bixby, Mike Green, Chief Monk, 1stclass Pierpont. Marty Macias, Jeff Shimmin, Dan Sterner, Madison and that great guitar player...cant remember his name. Regards Tony Negli

Name: Bob Oppelt
Comments: A big thank you to the reunion team... you did another great job. Had a wonderful time in Ct except for casino (I will have go back to visit my money..) looking forward to 2001.

Name: Conrad Strohl
Comments: I was a 3rd class ETR aboard for Sept 1965 thru Sept 1968. Please contact me

Name: Tim H. Roberts
Comments: I served as RUSH CO from 6Aug74 thru 6Aug76. She was a really good ship with a great crew of USN & USNR personel. I just attended the RUSH assoc.1999 reunion 20-24 Jun in New London Ct. It was a super event. Really brought back fond memories in RUSH. Only five of my shipmates from 1974-76 attended, but that was enough. I'm looking forward to the 2001 biennial reunion

Name: Ron Mcmillian
Website: Mac's Place
Comments: Hi George ; Back again to check out the Willy R's web page . Looking good Georg

Name: Jim Rossbach
Website: DD950 Online Photo Album
Comments: Great site you have here! We are looking for shipmates and friends of the ex-USS Richard S. Edwards DD-950. Please join us at our online photo album at www.DD950.cjb.net . Then add your name to the crew list and sign the guest book at the www.DD950.com Web site. A small West Coast mini-reunion is being planned at the DD-951 Turner Joy in Bremerton, WA for late August or early Sept. 1999. The main DD-950 reunion is scheduled for June 2000. Full information is available at the www.DD950.com Web site. Or write me at: Jim Rossbach, POB 513, Port Angeles, WA 98362. The Voicemail number is: 1-888-TELEBOT, then Ext. 417-2190 Please help find our ex-shipmates by copying or printing and posting this message to other bulletin boards you visit

Name: Rich Olsen
Comments: Just returned from the reunion. Had a great time. Can't believe how fast tow years flies by

Name: John C. Propsner
Comments: Just got on the internet and just got back from the New London reunion and I wanted to visit the Rush site. It certainly is impressive, you've done an excellent job creating and maintaining the site. Hope to visit often

Name: Smithson, Calvin E.
Comments: I was looking at some of the ships that I had served on and the Harwood was one, I was only on her for about 6 months, I had been transferred off of the William R. Rush, because of it being deployed, and I was starting Air Conditioning and Refrigeration School at Norfolk, Va which, I had reenlisted for during the Cuban Blockade 1962. I served on the Harwood during 1963 for a short time. I have really enjoyed my visits to these sites, keep up the memories. Sincerely Calvin E. Smithson MM1 USNR-Retired

Name: Stephanie Berghaus
Comments: I enjoyed Bixler's "When God Created the Navy Wife", I'm about to become one in six months. It takes a special woman, and I'm happy my fiance' felt I was that special woman for him

Name: Claude DeGrasse
Comments: Hi I came across your web page and thought that you would be interested to know that I am the great great grandson of admiral Francis DeGrasse of which your ship was named ie: Count DeGrasse. Thanks Claude DeGrasse!!!

Name: Mike Sinowitz
Comments: Served on the Rush after she was converted to a DDR from 1959 to 1961. After 1961, served in the Submarine Force until 1967.

Name: Joe Ambrose
Comments: Served on board 59/60 Would like further information on the Association

Name: Tom Nesbitt
Comments: Enjoyed visiting your Web Site.Brings back some "Great memories"Have some pictures of the USS Turner,DDR-834.There is a Turner Reunion Association Web Site.http://members.aol.com/turn834/tom/index.htm Great Site,Give it a try.

Name: William R Rush
Comments: Just looking around and was surprised to find a ship bearing my name. My father served in Navy in WWII but he never mentioned a ship with my name! Makes me feel proud!

Name: Rose Hodgerson Lefebvre
Comments: I see you have a G. S. Hodgerson Listed. What is this list for? How can I get more info. on this Hodgerson? So far all the Hodgersons I have found in the USA are all related!!!

Name: Rose Hodgerson Lefebvre
Comments: I see you have a G. S. Hodgerson Listed. What is this list for? How can I get more info. on this Hodgerson? So far all the Hodgersons I have found in the USA are all related!!!<

Name: John Buglione, Sr.
Comments: Lena and I are lookin' forward to seeing all of our shipmates at the reunion in June

Name: Charley Newbold
Comments: I want to say thanks to George Munk again for this great web page.It's helped me through some bad days.My time on the rush where some of the best.Hope your feeling better George. Charley Newbold

Name: joseph perry
Comments: hi shipmates just to let everyone know I'am still alive. Plank member 52 till 54. Joe Perry Commander Post 10004

Name: Jack Wanatt BTFA
Comments: Served on board from 3/1/78 thru 7/1/78. Anyone remember colliding with the Kalamazoo? How bout XO Vroom crashing his moped in Bermuda? I xferred from the Rush to the Page (FFG5) in Norfolk. When I reported to Norfolk 2 weeks following decomissioning, I saw the newly commissioned ROKS Kang-Won (DD 922) sitting in port broke down. Never heard what happened to her.

Name: Z. Mike Kalish GM2 '52-'56 Plank Owner
Comments: Sorry to be missing the '99 reunion, but will be there in spirit

Name: John Lee Richardson FTG3
Comments: I would like to hear from some old crew mates.

Name: Paul Rusk
Comments: Terrific site! This brings back lots of memories.




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