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GMG1 Johnny L. Miracle (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 09/07/2017
I was on the Joey on her last cruise, if I only knew then what i think I know now. I miss the ship and the 2nd division crew i worked with. I hope you all had a great life after the Hewes, I have often had fond memories from the last cruise.
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 09/05/2017
Just to update. Fully retired after 43 yrs as machinist in manufacturing. 20yr making large bore cannon for the Army. Then 23 yrs making car and aircraft brake linings for Honeywell. Just celebrated 40 yrs of marriage to my wife Fran. Both kids married, Kate Sept.'15 & Justin this past May. Might make the 2018 reunion in San Antonio. I will be in Black Lake Onaway Mich. for UAW Veterans Conference 7 - 13 Oct. Been in contact with RM2 Steve Laidlaw, HT3 Al "WILLY" Wilson, SM3 Fred Jefferson, Andy Wood, Al Lameroux, Ed Peters & many others I served with aboard "Joey". Enjoying retirement, not enjoying Social Security, & Medicare...thank God for the VA!!
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QM2 David B. Graham (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 09/01/2017
Proud member of the commissioning crew.
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AW3 Chip Adkins (1972) — Checked-in: 08/26/2017
I have been recently advised of the passing of (then) Lt. Bob Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe was the officer in charge of HSL-30 Lamps Det-3 which deployed aboard the Hewes in 1972. He was an exceptional officer and accomplished pilot. During his career he won the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as 33 Air medals. Mr Wolfe was a resident of Pensacola Fla. I believe I speak for all of the Det-3 crew in saying that we held him in our utmost respect. America needs more men of his caliber.
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BTFN Donald F. Dunn (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 08/24/2017
Loved my years on the Joey.
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BT3 Buddy Ray Donaldson (1971-1971) — Checked-in: 08/19/2017
Was only on board for a short time. Was a BT in the boiler room, started in Newport, Rhode Island, went on a Wes Pac during Nam, and requested brother duty with my brother on the USS Somers DDG-34. Was granted brother duty and got off in Olongapo city, Phillipines and returned to the states with my brother to Long Beach. There are only two guys I remember their names from the boiler room. One was Doris, he was a BT-1 , and I remember Cromwell because he had the most awesome beard I had ever seen.
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BT2 David M. Taylor (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 07/26/2017
Good to see everyone. I got on board just before the UNITAS cruise, what a way to start a career!!! This brings back a lot of memories, I just found the site and great job. I am sorry to hear about Jim Whittaker, he was a great guy. I retired from the Navy after 21 years and am now working at a power plant in Richmond Virginia. I am married and working towards my second retirement. It would be great to see the old crew again.
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EM3 Thomas A. O'Connell (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 07/05/2017
Just checking in and looking around the site. Nice job.
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RMSN Michael S. Skerling (1981-1981) — Checked-in: 06/23/2017
Great command, thank you captain Guy r. Campbell. You were instrumental in getting me on the right page. I'm proud to have served under you. Thank you, Michael Skerling
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STGSN Timothy W. Spidel (1981-1983) — Checked-in: 06/19/2017
Permission to come aboard....all chronometers wound and compared?
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QM3 James Griff Jones (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 06/13/2017
Just checking in.
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MS2 Thomas H. Grefer (1980-1984) — Checked-in: 04/13/2017
Miss those days.
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CMDCM(SW/AW)/NCC Terrill Lee Tatum (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 03/15/2017
Best ship that I've served during my 30 year Navy career. I relived NCC Robert Wooten as the Command Career Counselor (NC1), was promoted to NCC and had the best transition to chief petty officer that anyone could ever wished for. My mentor was QMC Mortez now retired LCDR who guided me to a achieve a wonderful navy career. To all my past shipmates, hope all are well and doing good things in life. I currently live in Jacksonville Fla and enjoying navy retirement life, but still working for the Navy after 35 years.
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SH2 Jim Kirchner (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 03/13/2017
I served on the Hewes 1985-1988. Made the famous UNITAS 1985 deployment and the 1987 Med deployment. I retired in 1997 at NAS Jacksonville Florida. I currently work for the Defense Commissary Agency. Once I earned an MBA I was promoted Commissary Officer, MCLB Albany Georgia.
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LTJG Bill C. Turville (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 02/18/2017
Best cruise ever on Around the World on the Joey...
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STG2 Kenneth G. Hanks (1978-1978) — Checked-in: 02/12/2017
I was on the Med cruise.
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YN3 Ismael Carranza (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 02/08/2017
Greetings to former shipmates!
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DK1 Robert A. Wooten (1983-1987) — Checked-in: 01/23/2017
Served onboard the Joey Boat 1983-1987 as a DK1. Retired in 1995 as a NCCS(SW). Converted to Navy Counselor Rating after my tour on board USS Joseph Hewes....
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BT2 William J. Kirchmayer (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 01/18/2017
Checked in and seen my old e-mail was no longer working...updated with new e-mail address. Married, 2 kids(both grown and adults), still at UW-Whitewater WI. Still riding Harleys, latest one bought last july, an '84 FXST w/kicker and a carb...no RUB-rides for this ol'fart. Lets steam the Joey home when the Taiwanese are done with her.
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LT Gail Wilkins (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 01/08/2017
Served as Cheng - great crew.
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SK2(SW) Ricky W. Bauer (1980-1984) — Checked-in: 01/07/2017
Reported aboard in June 1980 and departed 1984. I obtained my ESW pin. I enjoyed my tour while aboard.
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SK2 Thomas J. Weddell (1981-1983) — Checked-in: 01/07/2017
I am very proud to say that I was stationed aboard one of the best naval vessels ever.
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MM2 Michael E. Demaree (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 01/05/2017
Hi Dave, I like the Web page, keep up the good work. Thanks for your hard work, Mike Demaree
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DK2 Wayne Allen Williams (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 01/03/2017
Looking forward to meeting some old friends.
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LTJG Gerald K. Mulvey (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 01/02/2017
It is an honor to be part of the commissioning crew of the USS Joseph Hewes. The program will not let me enter Precom or 1970 for the year reported aboard. (That has been fixed now... -Rob)
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QMC(SW) James A. Moretz (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 01/02/2017
Retired from active duty in 2004 after 23 years.
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SK3 Terry W. Miller (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 01/01/2017
Just checking in. Going to Bull Session in Phoenix on Jan. 21, 2017. Anybody else?
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EN1 William Krug III (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 12/29/2016
I Served as the LPO in "A" Gang. Was proud to be EOOW qualified and stood that watch, Was Sailor of the Year On Joseph Hewes, Received my ESWS Pin on board. Joseph Hewes was a great ship. If anyone remembers me I can be reached at 352-419-6620 at my home in Inverness, Florida. After 26 years in the Navy and 16 Years at Marshall Machinery in Honesdale, Pa. I am finally retired.
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OS3 Thomas P. Kane (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 12/23/2016
Jerry Arel, give me a call if you are up this way...TK
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MM2 Tim C. Clark (1981-1985) — Checked-in: 11/27/2016
Checking in again. Lots of good memories. Best wishes to all that served.
"TC"
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OS1 Gerard P. Arel (1975-1980) — Checked-in: 11/15/2016
Just finished reading all the great comments. Makes this Old Salt miss those great times on the "Joey". Looking forward to the next reunion.
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BM3 Walter H. Schlatmann (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 11/14/2016
Recently saw Andy Wood and he told me about this. Also spoke to Bill Mann was great to hear from them and relive so many great memories. I was a Helmsman and a deckape.
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BM2 John W. Adams (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 11/05/2016
Great Ship Great Tour of duty.
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OS2 Toby F. Prescott (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 10/25/2016
I am looking for items from 80/83 from the Joey Boat as we called her. Patches (with FF1078), lighters, belt buckles whatever please contact me. May ya always have fair winds.
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AT2 Paul A. Mansour (1977-1977) — Checked-in: 10/19/2016
HSL-34 Detachment 8 for two deployments, 1977.
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OS3 Thomas P. Kane (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 10/17/2016
Short Stay 7....Fighting 367th...Yes...How are you Jerry... LTK
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OS3 Thomas P. Kane (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 10/17/2016
I was a member of the Short Stay 7.....and yes, I remember instant steaks on Vieques.....
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PN2 Jerry M. Schaefer (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 10/12/2016
Does anyone remember the "shortstay seven" incident or bombing cows at Viaques (sp)?
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SN Bryan C. King (1983-1987) — Checked-in: 09/25/2016
I served aboard USS Joseph Hewes, as a seaman in 1st division, and remember the time in Guantanamo Bay when the ship earned the Battle E. I also remember passing through the Panama Canal, the shellback initiation for passing the equator and going through the straights of magellan during the UNITAS cruise.
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MM2 Tony D. Moore (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 09/12/2016
Served with a lot of great guys. Learned a lot from Chief Lasher. Great guy.
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Elaine Anderson (1969-1972) — Checked-in: 09/07/2016
Donald Anderson is deceased, trying to find service men he served with while on USS Joseph Hewes during 1969 to 1972. Thank you, Elaine Anderson, his wife. My e-mail is listed on the People->Visitors page.
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OS3 Thomas P. Kane (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 09/02/2016
Root Hog or Die.....The fighting 357th...
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HT1(SW) Mitchell S. Jacobs (1982-1987) — Checked-in: 08/20/2016
Man what a time we had on the Joey. Lots of time to remember the places we went and the things we did while away from home as they say what happens at sea stays at sea. I was up early on that Sunday morning, had my cig and cup of coffee went up to the stardboard bridge wing to look out across the med at Beruit. Then all hell broke lose, with the marines being blown up. Had a marine from my home town survive the blast. I wanted to nuke those people and turn it into a parking lot.
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HT1(SW) Mitchell S. Jacobs (1982-1987) — Checked-in: 08/20/2016
Where is Timmy Clark em2 I am living in Winston Salem,NC had some good times on the Joey.
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FTM2 John Surbaugh (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 08/19/2016
Too cool to look back at what shaped who I became.
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SN David D. Ross (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 08/17/2016
The late eighties. Coming up on 30 years. WOW
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BT2 Michael Rosemond (1980-1985) — Checked-in: 08/16/2016
Hello, I served onboard the "Joey Boat" from 1980-1985 departed right before the UNITAS Cruise. Worked in the "Fiery Pits of Hell." I left the Joey Boat and went onto SIMA Little Creek, VA. I hated the Meds, and finally got the chance to make West Pacs until I retired in 1999. Enjoying civilian life, currently working at the University California Berkeley.Sorry to hear about BT2 Whitaker "BangOut." My last recollection was when Whit climbed a government office building flag pole to retrieve a flag in Bermuda!
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HT3 James M. Davis (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 08/08/2016
Like to see some of the comm. crew!!
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FTM3 Chris M. Hennessy (1981-1983) — Checked-in: 07/25/2016
Brooklyn, GITMO, lousy Russians, whatever happened to that badass Bobby Waters?
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E3 James O. Campbell (1978-1978) — Checked-in: 07/03/2016
Nice to see this is being done although I have to say I am miffed that My Joey Boat is now serving in the Taiwan ROC Navy. Not much I can do about that so at least she is still serving.
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TM3 Thomas Allen Baysore (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 06/28/2016
Got lost in hyper space, have new address. Try to recontact. Info on reunions would be great. Pre-com member, plank owner, Newport sailor, DE1078 member.
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LT Wade H. Bell (1983-1984) — Checked-in: 06/27/2016
I was the CIC Officer on the 2nd half of a split tour Division Officer assignment. I came aboard the ship during Med deployment 1983, and was on board during the bombing of the Marine Barracks Beirut Lebanon. My CO was Capt Lorry Hardt, and Ops Department Head was LT David Irvine.
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LT Jack J. Felloney (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 06/25/2016
Retired as a Captain, had command of USS Detector MSO 429, USS McClusky FFG41, USS Lake Champlain CG 57 and Destroyer Squadron 33.
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E-4 Michael Rodger Schaffer (1973-1979) — Checked-in: 06/16/2016
I was on the USS Joseph Hewes FF-1078, we were the first war ship to open the Suez Canal in 1975
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STG2 John J. Slovak (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 06/16/2016
Rob, the new site looks great. I found a bunch of photos from the '79 and '80 Med Cruises. I will try and get them to you sometime soon.
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MS3 Dave J. Degnan (1980-1984) — Checked-in: 06/11/2016
Had a lot of fun did a lot of 45 45
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MM3 Frank Mitchell (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 06/01/2016
Update email.
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FTM3 Kurt E. Puterbaugh (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 05/29/2016
Nice job, Rob!
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LTJG Joseph P. Williams (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 05/17/2016
Just checking in to update email address.
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BT2 Ronald D. McCall (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 05/14/2016
Heah guys I was a Boiler technician. I worked in the boiler room and the oil lab. I was also in the engineering damage control station during Combat drills. Oh yeah they sometimes called me C.W. McCALL or Tootall McCall. I wanted to holler at anyone that might still remember me.
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LT Jim Gallagher (1985-1989) — Checked-in: 04/19/2016
I made "Joseph Hewes" search today like a few times in past many years and only today found this website. I spent the next two hours reading everything and looking for familiar names during my timeI aboard. I started my duty when met the ship in Puerto Rico on return from UNITAS cruise in Nov 1985. We made 1987 Med cruise and 1989 Med/IO cruise. I left for civilian life from port in France in Sep 1989 and landed back at Charleston two days before Hurricane Hugo came ashore. I spent time as E, A, R, and B division officer and EWO, DCA and MPT along with many deck watches as JOOD/OOD. I really glad to read comments and recognize old shipmates. I heard the UNITAS cruise stories when I first joined the ship, and see they feature still in many memories. I did not realize USS JOSEPH HEWES had such illustrious history and enjoyed reading about it. I enjoyed my time in US Navy and served with many good people who helped to shape who I am today.
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STG2 Michael S. Michalik (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 03/25/2016
good times, good memories, the best
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IC3 Keith M. Hipol (1971-1973) — Checked-in: 03/12/2016
Just checking in. Hope you all are well. Greetings from the shining mountains.
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EW2 Michael H. Moore (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 03/11/2016
Where did all you guys go that were on with me from 1977-1980? Party On!!
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FTG3 Darrell L. Richardson (1978-1982) — Checked-in: 03/10/2016
Reported Dec 1978 as a SA (E-2) Left Jan 82 as a FTG3..when the ship was in Brooklyn Naval shipyard.
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STG3 Derrick A. Suddreth (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 03/10/2016
My second ship, previously assigned to USS Brewton FF1086, Pearl Harbor, Hi.
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HT2 Robert James Thomas (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 03/10/2016
Also served at Group Six Detachment Ingleside when FFT1078 was homeported there.
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LT Jack J. Felloney (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 03/09/2016
Great crew, great ship, great tour!
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SHSN Chad J. Mosier (May 1991-Decom) — Checked-in: 03/09/2016
Checking in.
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LT George L. Breeden (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 03/09/2016
Retired from USN 1990 as CDR. Retired from SAIC/Team Leader/Sr. Systems Analyst 2009. Retired from US Naval War College (Adjunct Prof) - 2013.
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MM2 James J. Webb (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 02/29/2016
Just checking in.
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MM2 William Hosmer (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 01/21/2016
Just saying Hi and updating my email address.
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IC1(SW) Ken Shipman (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 12/25/2015
The Joey boat was the 2nd of 5 ships I served on, but one with some of the best memories. Retired in 1998 as an ICC in Mayport. Now living and working in Nashville TN.
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LT Steven D. MacDonald (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 11/15/2015
Was DISBO/ASUPPO from '87-'89. Finished out a 20yr USN career. Now a Defense Contractor in Washington, D.C.
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MS3 Jones Daniel (1979-1984) — Checked-in: 10/31/2015
The seas got rougher on dry land.
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QMSN Dina Faust (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 10/30/2015
Updated Email Address.
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RM2 James Templin (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 10/27/2015
JUST CHECKING IN WITH NEW E-MAIL..I AM PLANNING ON MAKING A REUNION ONE OF THESE TIMES.
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MM3 Van Irvin Johnson (1976) — Checked-in: 10/07/2015
Would love to hear from some of my old buddies. George Conner, Tucker or any of the old gang.
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GMGSA Robert J. Summerhill (1970 (PRE-COM) to 1975) — Checked-in: 08/30/2015
Updated email.
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MM2 Corey Joe Bell (1982-1987) — Checked-in: 08/18/2015
Update email address, old one was from 1999? wow
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GMCS H. Carl Morris (1971-1973) — Checked-in: 08/14/2015
I was on the ship when it sailed around the world. We gave fire support on several occasions for the troops in Viet Nam.
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SN William Hooks (Mar94-Jun94) — Checked-in: 08/11/2015
Was PCS Uss Mitscher sent TAD to the Hewes for the final journey to ca for decomm and well turning it over to those guys. What an awesone experience and met some wonderful people. Corpus christie texas. Great times.
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RM3 James Adams (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 08/04/2015
Nicknamed Grizzly Adams (grizz) because of my beard and I looked like the TV character.
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LTJG James Shelton (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 05/15/2015
As of today I am retired retired!
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QM2 David B. Graham (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 04/29/2015
Left the Joseph Hewes in Dec. 1972. Spent 26 years in law enforcement, and currently my wife and I have a small horse farm in South Carolina.
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PN3 Paul Kelley (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 04/16/2015
Hey guys...just looking for guys from the ships office or 1st division
Be well
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RM2 John Zinna (1970-1971) — Checked-in: 04/04/2015
Hope you have a great reunion.
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CDR Mike Borns (1984-1985) — Checked-in: 03/30/2015
Signed up for the April 2015 reunion and hope to see everyone.
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SH3 Don Lindsay (1973-1977) — Checked-in: 03/26/2015
Miss those old days and working in the laundry. I have many fond memories of various port visits.
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LCDR Joseph B. Famme (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 03/24/2015
New email address Jan 2015
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MM3 Michael Kroll (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 03/17/2015
I have very fond memories aboard ship. I really miss the great diving locations we stopped at.
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LT Gary E. McGowan (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 02/27/2015
Greetings! Serving aboard this ship was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Besides the fantastic experience, being newly commissioned after college, the Med Cruises/ports of call, friends and shipmates I met, and in my opinion, the best CO I ever had (CDR Guy Campbell, III), what else could a young sailor ask for in life at 22 years old? Thanks to all my shipmates, Officer, Enlisted, and in particular my CPOs, who keep me (mostly) out of trouble. My jobs included: Electrical Officer, CICO, DCA, and Navigator, so I certainly moved around and it provided me a great deal of experience. Best Wishes and I sincerely hope to hear from my shipmates.
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LT Gary E. McGowan (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 02/26/2015
Greetings to all shipmates! I have just discovered the site. Please feel free to contact me, in particular if we served together 1979-1982. I look forward to hearing from you. Gary
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SK1 Douglas Kilbarger (1990-1992) — Checked-in: 01/22/2015
This was the best crew and Best sea tour I had.
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CDR Carl I. Lundquist (CO April 85 to August 87) — Checked-in: 01/16/2015
Checking in to update e-mail address, see you at the reunion.
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EM3 Delacy Curl (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 12/28/2014
You all were great to serve with.
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RM1 Irvin A. Haynes (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 12/22/2014
Hope to be at the reunion in Charleston this year coming because we live in Charleston, that is where we retired to.
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SM3 Joseph Farrell (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 11/28/2014
Just checking in. Anybody remember Djoubuti?
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STG3 Bill Schwarz (1973-1977) — Checked-in: 11/26/2014
Changed email years ago. Sorry fellas. I had a great time aboard joey when i was a yungin. I didnt relize it till later. Sorry! anyone from fox div give me a holler! Glad to hear from u before we all get to old! Regards, Big Bill
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SK2 Mark Hodge (1988-1992) — Checked-in: 11/04/2014
I hope all is well with everyone and wish all continued success.
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LT Reed Panasiti (1987-1988) — Checked-in: 11/03/2014
First Department Head tour as Weapons Officer. Great crew good memories.
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SM3 Sharita V. Wright (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 10/16/2014
Just wanted to stop by and review comments and locate some of my buddies. I often reflect on the time I spent aboard the Hewes and I have to simply smile. At the time, I did not think much of the experience however I would not trade it for the world. We were some of the first women aboard an FF and it was an honor. We were treated like sailors, nothing more, nothing less. I wish I could re-live some of those times with some of the finest in the fleet.
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QM2 George Smith (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 10/02/2014
This was one heck of a ship to be stationed on. Tight crew...great port visits...what else is there to say.
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FCCM(SW) Jack Collier (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 09/16/2014
Wondered why I lost touch. My email has changed. Please update and send me a reunion flyer if still available. All other info is correct.
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FC2(SW) Dean Vandrese (1985-1990) — Checked-in: 09/14/2014
Just got notice of next years Reunion, would love to make this one in our Homeport of Charleston. It would be fun to reminince, in person, and to see the area again! Good luck and Good health to all of my shipmates of the Joseph Hewes.
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HT2 John Sobieski (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 09/12/2014
I remember dreading getting underway. Now, I would give anything for one more cruise.
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LT Gary Anderson (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 08/13/2014
Served as Navigator for 3 years - lots of good memories from my time aboard the Hewes. We had some great flag football and softball teams in those days. After I left, did a liaison tour with the Marines which helped land me a career at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Facility in PR. Back in Jax now and have been teaching and coaching at HS/College level for the last 10 years. Hope to make a reunion in the near future.
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STG3 Floyd Sweney (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 07/16/2014
As I get older, I realize just how much my time on the ship was so important to me and the brotherhood that was created. Thank you all for the memories.
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MS3 Michael Simpson (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 06/11/2014
It's 2014, and I still think of the good times working in the galley.
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EM3 Jeffrey Knight (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 06/11/2014
Had a lot of fun aboard and met a lot of nice guys and we partied a lot. SK3 boyce,MS3 lester,MM2 yates, wow we had some great times on Dorchester.
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MM2 Rob Fletcher (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 06/05/2014
What a flashback saw some familiar names and pictures a couple stories too am glad someone put this site together was sorry to read about BT1 Ron edgar (buddy) Norton was a good teacher was a good crew on the joey boat
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DK3(SW) Oscar P. McDaniels (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 04/22/2014
25 years of service and the most fun I ever had was onboard the USS Hewes. Thanks to everyone that helped make my career a great on thus far. LT(SW/AW) Oscar P. McDaniels, FES Directorate CNIC
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OS2 Keith Herring (1990-1992) — Checked-in: 04/22/2014
I stumbled across this site and looked at the pictures of the 1991 transit of the panama canal. It was good to see faces from a lifetime ago.
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SK2 Steven Worley (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 04/15/2014
Updating email. Looking forward to the 2014 reunion.
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HM1(SS/SW) Wayne Aveyard (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 04/07/2014
For the most part it was a super command. I learned quite a bit while on board. Especially about human nature. The places we went to and the people we met along the way will always be remembered.
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YN3 John Stamps (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 03/22/2014
Enjoyed my time onboard. Look forward to catching up with a few old friends.
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MM3 Douglas Moore (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 03/20/2014
Living in TN. Have 4 children and beautiful wife. Just retired last summer and busy with many projects. Great site Eobert. Hope your doing fine.
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BM3 Dc Smith (1983-1986) — Checked-in: 03/11/2014
Great memories of Med cruise and Unitas cruise. Great crew and great ship. Wishing all my shipmates well and pink skies at night.
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RMC(SW) Dawson James (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 03/08/2014
If anyone can remember the Diamond Dawgs let me hear from you - good times had by all.
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MMC(SW) James H. Devereaux (1982-1983) — Checked-in: 03/06/2014
I plan to make my first reunion this year. While onboard for about a year and a half I was ships 3M coordinator and in charge of engine room and aux 1. I served with MM1 Gibson, MM1 Screws, MM1 Johnson, Master Chief Shirley, Chief McGrath, Senior Chief Williams, Chief Bax, Chief Beal just to name a few. My next door neighbor was GMC Hoover who formerly served onboard before me (God rest his soul). Hope to see some of my former shipmates at the reunion. I also attend the reunions of my first ship every year (very memorable).
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LT Dean Trytten (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 02/18/2014
One of my most fun tours was Joey. Joey had the best engineering plant and personnel I worked with in my 30 years in the Navy. I was raised in Lake Mills, IA, enlisted in the Navy in 1965 and was commissioned through the Navy's NESEP Program. I was selected for the Navy's NESEP Program while a student at Nuclear Power Training School in Windsor, CT.
I received my bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University [NCSU]. Later, I returned to school, and in 1982 earned a master of science in mechanical engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA. My initial sea assignment was to the U.S.S. Connole (DE 1056), where I served as Main Propulsion Assistant. Subsequent sea tours included repair officer/engineering officer on the U.S.S. Portland (LSD 37), engineering officer on the U.S.S. Joseph Hewes (FF 1078) and Maintenance Manager/Service Life Extension Program [SLEP] coordinator on the U.S.S. Independence [CV 62].
I served as ship superintendent at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for the SLEP of U.S.S. Forrestal [CV 59], Repair Officer at SIMA San Diego, Force Maintenance Officer at COMNAVSURFPAC, Ship Modernization and Maintenance Branch Head at OPNAV, and final Navy assignment as special assistant for quality at the NAVSEA Inspector General's office. My company (Anchor Elite) now works with steam systems in factories (over 350 factories) and aerial infrared surveys.
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MS3 Jones Daniel (1979-1984) — Checked-in: 02/16/2014
Hope everyone has had a wonderfull life. Drop me a line.
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RM3 Ronnie Gallardo (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 01/30/2014
I enjoyed my time onboard.
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FC2 Jim Norman (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 01/05/2014
Served on the Joey Boat 89 to 92, best of times. Looking forward to catching up with shipmates. Anyone heard from GMG2 Allan King?
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PC3 Brian Skelly (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 11/12/2013
Served aboard USS Hewes while she was in dry dock in Charleston SC. Great bunch of guys. If anyone remembers SK3 Bill Irish he and I still get together since we got out in 1977.
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EIOU1 David Buck (1983-1984) — Checked-in: 10/31/2013
Joined the Joey in 1983 as a member of deck div and made the Med cruise. Had a whole lot of fun and raised a whole lot of Hell while onboard. I believe I went to every Captains Mast they had during my 17 mos onboard, but it was worth every minute. Ran across this site a few days ago and it brought back a flood of great memories. I am the "phone talker" in one of the 83 med cruise pics. Unfortunately I cannot remember the names of many of the guys I served with but I wish you all the best and hope you all are well.
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BT1 William Reck (1974-1979) — Checked-in: 10/20/2013
Walked on joey BT2 1974 off 1979 BTC not bad.miss you all.
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GMT2 John T. Cuspilich (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 10/16/2013
in the north-woods of wisconsin
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BT1 William J. Peace (8/81-8/82) — Checked-in: 10/13/2013
Transferred to USS Joseph Hewes from USS Fort Snelling LSD30 then after time on board, transferred to shore duty.
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GMT2 Kent Hildebrand (Precom-1972) — Checked-in: 09/29/2013
In the Norfolk area...Carrollton, VA
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OS3 Thomas P. Kane (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 09/16/2013
Served in CIC, interesting years, Root Hog or Die...
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FC3 Jimmy C. Burrow (1993-Decom.) — Checked-in: 09/13/2013
I was looking at this site and noticed my email address is WAY outdated. Would love to hear from some of my old shipmates.
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ENCS(SW) Kenneth R. Wilson (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 08/04/2013
Was in charge of A-Gang and was SNAP/3M Coordinator. Logging in to have my contact information available to fellow sailors.
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BTFR Ray Long (1975-1976) — Checked-in: 07/28/2013
Yes I was on board when we went DIW in the triangle...best years of my life.
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MR1 James Parks (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 07/27/2013
I sure did enjoy this ship, crew and her officers. I sure do not miss all those fire drills we had. Hope all of my former Shipmates are doing well! Just found this website this morning and think you did a great job with it. Enjoyed reading some of the comments.
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QMSN Dina Faust (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 07/27/2013
Just checking in on the crew from 92 to decom.. Found some of you on Facebook and some found me.. lol Life is going good. Looking to see about a reunion down in Texas someday, think it would great since this was the Joey Boats final home.
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BT2 Jessie Darland (1991-DeCom) — Checked-in: 07/25/2013
Enjoyed my time onboard.
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SN Brian Higgins (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 07/13/2013
Are there any Sea stories about the Joey when it was dead-in-the-water in the Bermuda Triangle?
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SH2 Jim Kirchner (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 07/10/2013
I found this page by some early morning surfing. Haven't seen many of the old crew. I saw YN2 Rush in key West in 2005 I think he he still assigned there. I just got back in the states, working on that 2nd retirement with the civil service. Funny how those memories never leave. Now my oldest son is a Navy Fleet sailor. Hope to make the next reunion.
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MM2 Michael E. Demaree (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 07/10/2013
I am looking forward to the reunion in Newport. Hope to see many of you there. Have a room at HoJo's in Middletown, and hope to arrive late Friday afternoon.
See You Then
Mike
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CS3 Mike McMurray (Precom-1972) — Checked-in: 07/08/2013
Plank owner, went through pre-com schools... in Newport, was on board for the commissioning. I departed the ship by helicopter while in Viet Nam in July 1972 to be separated from active duty.
My son found the website,found my name and showed me.
I saw I was one of the unknowns and went to the website myself.
I read some of the guest book comments and saw some of them were my friends aboard ship.
One of the things that stands out to me is we broke down 600 miles out from Mayport,Fla. (dead in the water) and was hit by a hurricane.
Beef stew was on the menu and I was told it would not be changed.
You can imagine what happened. It was A REAL MESS.I guess the reason it stands out to me is, I was a cook on duty.
I would like to hear from old friends

Thanks
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EW2 Terry Spillman (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 07/08/2013
Hi! Everyone looking at the website, I noticed my e-mail needed to be updated. Have Fun
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SM2 Christopher Love (16AUG-20OCT 1993) — Checked-in: 07/03/2013
I sailed on this fine ship in 1993, joining her in Ingleside TX and did active Duty for Training for two months when the ship went to Europe for a NATO Exercise, and we hit many various ports before giving up the Joey to the Taiwan Navy. I have a full photo album of the experience including liberty calls in Plymouth UK, Amsterdam Netherlands,Portsmouth England, and others. I live in Plymouth England now by coincidence and am married to an English Lady since 1999 whom I met while on a ship with Military Sealift Command. Small world!
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BM2 John W. Adams (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 06/15/2013
This was my first sea duty assignement reporting abord as an undesignated seaman recruit as I tried to strike for a Gunners Mate or a CB Job. I ended up being a Boatswains Mate and That is where all the action was even chipping and grinding or even sweepers. Being out side was where I wanted to be. The Joey Boat was my first ship and I can remember a lot of great times had by the Crew. I lost contact with everyone after I got out in November of 1982. The Naval Ship Yard in New York was and education I have never forgotten! The one thing I remember the most about the ship was being a forward look out during rough seas I think it was 38 foot ground swells and pulling double watches because it was unsafe to bring me down. I was with SM3 Greg Stratton and the Boatswains Mate of the watch was BM2 Bob Waters the Conning office was LTJG Greg Shelton But I don't remember anything after that. Like I said Great memories!!
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EN2 David Johnstone (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 06/10/2013
Have a lot of good memories of our adventures aboard the "Joey Boat".
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RMCM(SW) John S. Hance (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 02/13/2013
Thanks for the website. Found it when I was looking for a picture of ship.
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BT1(SW) Frank Johnson (1990-1994) — Checked-in: 01/29/2013
Just checking back, been in contact with Duane Boyer and his family, they are all doing great, as will as my family. For those of you that knew BT1 Buddy Norton, he passed away last year of cancer. Some of my greatest times was listening to his sea stories, did he have some dandy's. Rest in peace Buddy, thanks for all your guidence and advice you gave my while I was on the Hewes.
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ENS Robert Mastrangelo (1970-1971) — Checked-in: 01/29/2013
I enjoyed my short stay on the Hewes before heading off to flight training. I received my wings August 1972 and spent the next 4.5 years in the Navy attached to HC-6 NAS Norfolk and at the SAR helo detachment NAS Oceana. I accumulated over 1,500 flight hours before I left the Navy April 1977.
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MS3 Dave J. Degnan (1980-1984) — Checked-in: 01/22/2013
haze gray under way 45 45 wasn't that bad
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MSC William M. Carman (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 01/18/2013
I pick up the ship in Charleston, S.C. after 7 years on recruiting duty in south Florida. After retirement became a licensed certified dietary manager and worked for hospitals and nursing homes providing for the eldery and sick until retirement in 2012.
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MS3 McCoy (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 01/17/2013
Love connecting with old shipmates cannot tell you how much the Joey boat was good to me. Just wanted to leave email address and reconnect with old shipmates.Did knock on the door of a CO I had served under a true gentleman CMDR Lundquist.
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YNC(SW) Kenneth Carter (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 01/13/2013
Just wanted to sign back in and update email address. Enjoyed reading info of old shipmates that signed into the site.
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E3 Anthony Campisi (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 01/12/2013
HAD A GREAT TIME ON BOARD.I WAS A LITTLE TOO YOUNG TO APPRECIATE IT,TOO BAD.IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.AH THE TEEN YEARS,I'M GLAD THATS DONE AND OVER.WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH ANYONE THAT WAS ACTIVE 72-74.MED CRUISE,WES PAC.
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STGCM(SW) Mike Kuzan (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 12/28/2012
My final years in the Navy onboard USS Joseph Hewes FFT-1078 gave me some of the best memories of my Naval service. The only shipmate I keep in touch with is PNCS(SW) Beth White Zimmerman. Fond memories of all the crew- And glad to have read Lynn Chow made CDR. Would love to hear from old shipmates- and for those that knew STGCM Bill Shirley he and his wife pinned my Chiefs anchors on in San Diego! Very small world!
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HM2(SW) Keith A. Pounds (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 12/23/2012
Can anyone give me direction as to where I might look to get better detail on USS Joseph Hewes history/events from 1986 to 1989? I'm wanting to write something about the Joey Boat and where we went during that time. If you have any ideas/directions, please email me at Keith.Pounds@alumni.aiuonline.edu or feel free to call me at cell # 352-949-6003.
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EN3 Richard G. Reid (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 12/12/2012
after two years of active duty I ended up staying 18 years in the reserves retired in 89 with twenty years
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MM3 Phillip Allen (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 12/10/2012
HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL........
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OS2 James Clark (1989-1990) — Checked-in: 11/10/2012
Hey there shipmates, I just updated my e-mail address. As I was scrolling through the guestbook signings I found where I had signed in like 12 yrs ago. I also collected a couple of e-mail addies so I will try to contact a couple of shipmates.

God bless you all.
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IC3 Paul J. Conrad (1993-1994 (Decom)) — Checked-in: 10/30/2012
First ship, loved it.
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FCC Kevin Davis (1990-1994) — Checked-in: 10/27/2012
Amazed it took so long for me to find this site. Have lots of good memories of the "Joey Boat", from Charleston to Texas to Long Beach and all the points in between.
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GMG2 Tim Godwin (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 09/27/2012
I have always wondered if it was possible to reconnect with my shipmates from the Joey boat!
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BMSN Danny R. Aeschliman (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 09/26/2012
I was one of the original commissioning members.
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SM3 Sharita V. Wright (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 09/17/2012
I have reconnected with many shipmates from the Hewes via Facebook. I remember so many fun times aboard the greatest ship in the fleet with the greatest sailors in the USN!!!
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ICFN Terry L. Hill (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 09/16/2012
I enjoyed my time onboard!
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STG2 Adam B. Welfley (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 09/12/2012
I MET THE HEWES IN N.Y. AT THE DOCKS, THAT WAS AN EYE OPENER. I WAS EDUCATED, QUICKLEY, ABOUT A WHOLE NEW WORLD OTHER THEN STOW OHIO. I UPCHUCKED OVER THE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE WING ON OUR WAY TO CHARLESTON SC. I STARTED AS A DECK APE AND FOUND SONAR UNDER THE TOOLAGE OF MASTER CHIEF SHIRLY...WHAT A GUY!!! ALSO BECAME A SHELLBACK ON THE HEWES. AFTER THE HEWES I SPENT TWO YEARS AS SECURITY ON LITTLECREEK BASE, AND THEN TO THE YOURTOWN CG-48. I LEFT THE NAVY IN OCT. 1991 TO BECOME A CIVILLIAN IN OHIO, GOT A JOB AS AN ELECTRONIC AND R.F. TECH. WITH AUDIO TECHNICA. MY ILDEST SON IS ON THE USS. ENTERPRISE AS AN AE3, SOON TO BE 2.
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MM3 Harry E. Parkington, Jr. (Precom 1970-1973) — Checked-in: 09/10/2012
RECEIVED THE NEW REUNION LETTER FOR 2013. JUST TO LET EVERYONE WHO IS GOING. I LIVED THERE FOR TEN YEARS AFTER I GOT DISCHARGED. THERE IS A HOTEL IN PORTHSMOUTH JUST OUTSIDE OF NEWPORT ABOUT TEN MILES. I THINK IT'S A RAMADA. ITS A LOT CLOSER THAN WARRICK RI. THE BEACH IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD. IT HAS A COUPLE OF BARS AND SEAFOOD PLACES. I THINK THE HOTEL HAS MEETING ROOMS PLUS A RESTAURANT. IF YOU FLY IN FROM BOSTON ITS 60 MILES TO PORTHSMOUTH. PROV. RI ITS ABOUT 30 TO 35 MILES. I WOULD DEFINITELY TRY TO GO.
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CS3 Wayne Evancheck (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 09/10/2012
Came aboard the Joey in Subic Bay served the remainder of her Westpac cruise and crossed the equator. Also did a Med Cruise. Worked for CS1 Griffin and Johnson. Learned from Durffe, not all things in the galley. Have some great pics of the equator crossing I will try to get scanned and posted.
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OS1 Gerard P. Arel (1975-1980) — Checked-in: 09/08/2012
Lots of great memories that seem like a lifetime ago.
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YN3 Oris Pruitt (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 08/17/2012
Shipmates...it was always a pleasure to serve with you!!!
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DC2 Butch Smith (1990-1993) — Checked-in: 08/10/2012
I remember the good times and the bad ones. Seems like haze gray and underway was our life. Purto Rico our second home. For those Charleston sailors it seemed that the Lazy B was our hang out. I hope to hear from some of you old squids!!
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ET2 Frank Johnson (1981-1983) — Checked-in: 08/07/2012
Great memories and good times. Learned a lot, grew up a lot. Anyone out there that remembers me say hello.
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BM1 Caleb Lorenzo Rauch (1987-????) — Checked-in: 08/01/2012
My name is Anne Rauch, my father BM1 Caleb Rauch was on the Joesph Hewes for many years starting in 1987. My mom Gail Rauch, served as the ombudsman for the ship during his years of service. I would love for him to be included in the list you will include on this page. Thanks so much in advance.
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EN3 William E. Mucelli (1970-1973) — Checked-in: 06/24/2012
Sure brings back good old memories. Would like to attend a reunion.
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MS2 Joseph Schmidt (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 06/19/2012
I really enjoyed being stationed on the USS Joseph Hewes FF-1078. I was on board from 1079-1981. During that period of time we had gone on a Med cruise and other cruise. I had a cruise book from that period, however, lost it during a move. If anyone could copy it for me I would be willing to pay for the copy of it for 1979-1981, not sure of the date of the cruise book.
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HM3 Laurence Bowen (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 06/09/2012
It's nice seeing the Joey boat has a great web site. I have lots of memories of my time aboard. Seeing some of the names brings back more memories. These were great times.
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OS2 Gilbert J. Toman (Precom-1973) — Checked-in: 06/08/2012
I've known about the site for years, and I check the pages a couple of times a year. I'll never forget Joey or the brave officers and crew that I served with! She took us around the world and brought us safely home from that "little thing" called the Vietnam War! Wish all of you the best - Big Gib.
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SK2 Michael Tardy (Precom-1972) — Checked-in: 05/25/2012
I was there from the beginning, supplying the ship and getting her ready for commission and deployment. I made the trip to Vietnam and continued on the around the world cruise.
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BTFN Richard J. Bingemen (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 05/20/2012
Great bunch of BT's to work with during my tour. Hope you all are still kicking.
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FC2(SW) Dean Vandrese (1985-1990) — Checked-in: 05/16/2012
Haven't been here in awhile, always nice to visit and remember my time onboard. Already been over 22 years since I left her deck and it is still some of my strongest memories. Take care to all my Shipmates.
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EM3 Thomas A. O'Connell (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 05/01/2012
My tour of duty on board the Hewes began at Avondale shipyard through the WESPAC cruise to Vietnam.
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LCDR A. James Booth (Feb 74-May 75) — Checked-in: 04/30/2012
It was a memorable tour of duty.
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ETNSN Michael G. Bartlett (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 04/30/2012
Arrived after the Warrington DD843 was towed back to Subic. She didn't take well to 500 pound mines. I see some names from the old ET gang. ETNSN French many years, I hope you're doing well.
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STG1 Ed Peters (1973-1978) — Checked-in: 04/26/2012
Hey, please also check out USS Joseph Hewes on Facebook.
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RM1 Gregory Meddles (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 04/26/2012
Best seaboard command I ever served on. First cruise was to South America (arriba) and was the best cruise ever.
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STG2 Robert E. Smith, Jr. (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 04/26/2012
Was waiting on the pier to come aboard when the Joey returned to Newport from Nam and the world cruise. I remember the HOME WITH HONOR festivities in NYC and then shifting homeport to Charleston when we returned from the Med Cruise, being 1 of only 2 ships left at Newport.
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MMC James Edward Lasher (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 04/24/2012
THE HEWES WAS THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. I WENT ABOARD AS AN MM1 AND LEFT AS A CWO2. I WENT TO THE 2004 REUNION IN CHARLESTON AND IT WAS GREAT. HOPE TO MAKE ANOTHER SOON.
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BTCM(SW) William Lott (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 04/23/2012
Good ship, good people, good times.
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EM2(SW) Jerry Kubu (1984-1989) — Checked-in: 04/23/2012
Miss hearing EM1 Martin call everyone a 'Baseborn asinine bastard' before giving them a quarterpounder on his return to the ship. My first week on board and I had to drive EM1 Martin to pickup some supplies and as we are heading down the pier he leans out the window and starts mooing at a female telling her to move out of his way and some other rude comments about her weight. He was a character I will never forget.
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GMGSN David Robinson (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 03/24/2012
Can't remember last week but I remember time on joey and you guys. Great!
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BT2 Danny Satcher (1992-Decom) — Checked-in: 03/13/2012
I really miss all my old shipmates. The Joey was definatly best ship and crew I ever served with,somebody needs to get down here to south Texas and go catch some fish with me, hey Boyer remember them big ole reds we used to catch. God bless and good health to all.
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BMSN Gary Wayne Melvin (1977-1978) — Checked-in: 03/01/2012
I was on the Joey boat, in first division, deck. I struck for quartermaster school. I left in 1978. The North Atlantic cruise is one of my best memories.
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EW1 Dave Clement (1977-1982) — Checked-in: 02/29/2012
Had a great time, did a North Atlantic Cruise Fall of 1977, I think Sept-Nov. Did a Med Cruise 1979, another Med Cruise 1980. Ship went through Overhaul in Brooklyn, 1981. Glad to find Web site, did not see a link to "check-in" so figured I would share this info. Saw a lot of names I remember serving with. Have a great day.
Dave clement
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BT2 Phillip R. Williams (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 02/28/2012
i just found out that Bangout BT2 Whitaker was killed Aug. 16th 2011 on a Motor Cycle. JD was a good friend along with everyone elese I served with. Hope your Riding your Hog in Heaven, God Bless you and your family.
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E3 Timothy Robert Vaughn (1977-????) — Checked-in: 02/26/2012
My husband Timothy was assigned to the Joey. I've heard so many stories about the ship and crew, I visited the web site. I really enjoyed the pics. I wanted to thank you for this site. It was exciting to finally see the Joey and the crews through the years.
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EM3 Michael Bankson (1980-1982) — Checked-in: 02/25/2012
I'm just here to change my e-mail address, take care..
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STG2 Greg Barker (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 02/18/2012
Just checking in - Hello to all.
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STG1 Ronald Goff (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 02/10/2012
Great site! Good to see so many guys I served with participating. It brings back a flood of memories. To Andy Allen, in case you don't remember the name maybe you'll remember "Wally", sonar groom Joanne's diner and wrecking John Boy's car in New York. Been a long time.
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SMSN Stephen Johnson (1984-1987) — Checked-in: 02/04/2012
Just remembering the Unitas cruise we were on in 1987. Looking at the cruise book and dreaming of returning to South America.
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SN Hans Guenther Turner (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 02/01/2012
what an experience ! mostly good memories
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ICFN Craig Johnson (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 01/31/2012
Not retired yet Still working, I have two stores where I sell my creations and my wifes jewelry which she creates. We are doing just fine thanks. I recently found out about six or seven months ago that Signalman Dennis Vachon and dispursing clerk David Zumstein are my neighbors what a small world. We will be going out fishing soon. I have my pilots license so maybe we'll be able to hit marathon or key west for some big game. Seeya all
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MM3 Harry E. Parkington, Jr. (Precom 1970-1973) — Checked-in: 01/28/2012
CHECKING IN
ONE OF OUR SHIPMATES HAS PASSED ON. R.I.P. MM3 PAUL WALDE 1971-1973
GOOD BYE FRIEND
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MM3 Micke (Precom-1972) — Checked-in: 01/28/2012
To The Comissoning Crew ,We should honer all our falling shipmates, And wish Them ,Fair Winds and Smooth Seas
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GMG3 Keith Dunn (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 01/26/2012
Just found the website and it brought back alot of memories.
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IC2 Michael Jerzykowski (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 01/22/2012
This site was a definite trip down memory lane. Those were some amazing times.
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MS3 Daniel Jones (1980-1984) — Checked-in: 01/06/2012
Employed by VA hospital in Fayetteville, AR
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ETR2 C. Gettelman (1973-1978) — Checked-in: 12/27/2011
HAD A GREAT TIME !
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GMT2 Jim Dierich (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 12/23/2011
Was just checking out the site and was thinking about all the good time that was had while on the Joey. Made alot of good friends that will never be forgotten.
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STG3 Kenneth Campbell (1984-1985) — Checked-in: 12/14/2011
I just stumbled upon this site. God, that was a long time ago. I pretty much made it in time for REFTRA Gitmo and stayed onboard for most of the UNITAS Cruise. Good times, Great memories.
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TM3 Glea Sutterfield (1979-1980) — Checked-in: 12/05/2011
Not very many days pass without a memory of my time aboard the 'Joey.' Seems like I can remember every face, every moment.

Chippy looked me up in 2009 and we had a grand phone conversation. Still the eternal hillbilly, no, he doesn't 'do' internet, and he doesn't give a damn about it.

Seeya, Squids!
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BTFA Horace J. Brock (1990-1992) — Checked-in: 11/16/2011
Hello family! Please forgive me, because I have not checked in like we all should due from time to time! But today is a New day. So what's good?
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PO3 William Drexel (1970-1971) — Checked-in: 11/11/2011
Commissioning Crew
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EM3 Charles Sebastion (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 10/25/2011
Been a long time.
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BT3 Duane A. Drye (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 10/23/2011
ANYONE KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF BT2 MIKE KASTEN?
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OS2 Jeff Adkins (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 10/23/2011
Checked back in to update my email. 10.23.83 is a day many who were onboard will not forget.
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MS2 Wylie R. Chase (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 10/07/2011
Hey folks!

It's good to flash back a bit on this site. Back a few lives, funny what you remember.

WC
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BMCS Van Hughett (1978-1982) — Checked-in: 09/06/2011
Retired after 31 years and now Manage a Security Company in Charleston,SC
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BT2 Randall W. Johnson (1980-1985) — Checked-in: 08/17/2011
I know a lot of you knew and sailed with Jimmie Whitaker. Jimmy was the best man in my wedding and a life long friend. Jimmy worked for me at Nash Eng. in Alabama for many years. It is my deepest regret to inform you that Jimmy was killed in a motor cycle acident on 8/16/2011 in the Birmingham area.
Randy
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FTG3 Robert Michael Miller (1970-1973) — Checked-in: 08/16/2011
BTW: Found Keith Hipol. Lives in Wyoming. How about that. A hawaiian cowboy! (Facebook)
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MMFN Richard Rybus (1977) — Checked-in: 07/30/2011
My time aboard was brief. Mess duty and A Gang with Wally Simpson. Met some really great people got to see Cuba up close and personal. Used the GI Bill and went back to school and made something of myself thanks to the USN.
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EN3 Richard G. Reid (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 06/27/2011
Has anyone heard from Perry Bush, or Wayne Moreland two of the cooks onboard from 70-72?
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ET2 Charles F. Cordell (1983-1989) — Checked-in: 06/01/2011
I probably will not be able to attend the reunion in August due to my current job has me traveling during that time.
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RM3 Brandon P. Grover (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 05/24/2011
Sure miss my ship mates, what a great unitas cruise.
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ET2 Eric Moser (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 04/26/2011
Oh those old days on the Joey Boat.
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ET3 Ross E. Nichols (1983-1984) — Checked-in: 04/12/2011
Joined the ship off of Roosevelt Roads in early 83. I was the Aims MK12 IFF Tech. The gear had been down for quite some time and I got it up and running. I had some good memories, and some bad ones during our Med Cruise in 83. Hope to hear from some of the guys from back then and may try to come to the reunion.
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MM3 Emilio G. Andres (1980-1981) — Checked-in: 04/06/2011
The USS Joseph Hewes (FF-1078) was my second ship. My first impression of her was first class as well as her crew. I served aboard the Joey from 1980 to 1981. I've reported for duty as a MM3 on a port call in Palma, Mallorca during the '80 Med Cruise. It was my first actual deployment. In 1981, I volunteered for UNITAS XXII, so I reported for duty to the USS Dahlgren (DDG-43) for six months while the Hewes was being refitted at the Brooklyn Shipyard in NY. Upon my returned, I received my honorable discharged just before Christmas. Overall, there were many good memories and experiences during my short stay. Some of the highlights include the Mediterranean cruise, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, hanging out and getting drunk with friends, my first taste of moonshine, our little trip to Hamilton, Bermuda, and of course, New York. It also was during my stay aboard the Joey that I moved up to SLR photography and never looked back. So, I want to thank Robert Gibson for selling me his Pentax ME Super. That was a dam good little camera. To all my friends and former shipmates out there, I wish you guys all the best and Godspeed.
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SK3 Terry W. Miller (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 04/04/2011
I sure did enjoy my time aboard the Joey. Looking forward to San Diego reunion.
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BT2 David Matthews (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 03/15/2011
Served aboard the Joey from 79-83, did SafePass, the Med in 80, Brooklyn yards in 81. Played in the ships band with Danny Sparks, Tom Thygerson, Brad Capshaw, Jeff Salyers, and Vince Cates. Now an HVAC Supervisor with the NC Dept of Administration in downtown Raleigh, NC. Married...three kids, and 6 grandchildren. Bi-vocational pastor of a Southern Baptist church.
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MM1(SW) David N. Price (1984-1989) — Checked-in: 03/04/2011
Had a great time and learned alot that I still use today. Best friends in the world. Nobody can ever forget that 85 Unitas, huh? Any old friends feel free to contact me. Has anyone heard from MM1 John Green?
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SN Tim Conrardy (1974-1977) — Checked-in: 02/28/2011
Wow, Great memories.... Love reading all the stories and knowing I was there!
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LT Mike Rousseau (1987-1991) — Checked-in: 02/20/2011
Just updating my status. Retired from the reserves June 2009. Still working for the Navy as an engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, RI.
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LT Donald C. Simon (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 01/13/2011
Served as Operations Officer 1989-1991. Just checking in after a long silence as my e-mail has changed.

Currently "Mrs. OPS" and I are loving living in central Virginia, it's beautiful horse country and it reminds her of where she grew up in England. Add to that I'm just down the road from my Alma Mater, University of Virginia.

I'm working as an engineer at a defense contractor doing Machinery Control work for the Navy. I got to go to sea again in December 2008 through July 2009 for sea trials aboard USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8). Despite heavy seas in the Gulf of Mexico I was glad to find that after 17 years ashore I still don't get seasick, and what a team building exercise for our junior engineers!

A big shout out for all those great guys I served with, both officer and enlisted.
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SR Herbie Carrion (1980-1981) — Checked-in: 01/08/2011
1 - med cruise
1 - bermuda excercise
1 - dry Dock refit 1981
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DC3 Jim Nephew (1991 - 1994) — Checked-in: 01/07/2011
Served aboard the "Joey" from 91-until decommissioning. Had great times aboard the boat and a great crew that served!
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OSSA Bobby Dycus (1984-1987) — Checked-in: 11/12/2010
Great bunch of guys on the Joseph Hewes. Mcnorton "craziest guy I ever met", Compton "nice straw hat", Sansing, "keep Christ in Christmas", Coston "thanks for the tires", Lester "nice camaro", Campolito "$10 got me off watch once", Orvis "how do you make that stream of saliva shoot out from under your tongue", Pete Smith "they really send you money cause your from Alaska", Mike Wilson "nice right jab", Buldoc "no more UNITAS cruises", Caputo "no fights in the Bahamas", Ed Sam "phtographic memory", Lester "nice camaro", Giles "a desert in Wasnington, really", Purvis "best ASAC ever", Salinas "disciplined diet", Duffell "boy my wife will kill me if you don't get that beamer back". So many more I forgot to mention.
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MS2 Randy Tramp (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 11/11/2010
I enjoyed my time aboard Joseph Hewes. I'll never forget the challeges of getting across the mess deck when the ship was rocking and rolling.
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DK1 Robert A. Wooten (1983-1987) — Checked-in: 11/10/2010
Hello shipmates...was the DK onboard 1983-1987 and converted to the Navy Counselor Rating in Aug 1987 to transfer to the USS Jesse L. Brown (FF1089). UNITAS and MED cruise during my time onboard.
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MM3 Ronald Taylor (1971-1973) — Checked-in: 10/23/2010
Been a long time from the times I worked in the engine room and Aux 1. A lot of memories during that time and can laugh about it now. I am a plank owner also, hope we left the ship in good working order when we left.
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BT2 Howard Douglas Dorris (1970 (precom) -1973) — Checked-in: 10/22/2010
Great bunch of guys, mostly good memories, endless sea stories. I'm sorry Fat Daddy you were great.
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SH3 Calvin Singleton (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 10/08/2010
The Joey boat rocked. Easily the best ship i was ever on. I hope everyone can make the 2011 reunion in beautiful San Diego [which I am hosting]. Looking forward to seeing all that served.
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RM1 Irvin A. Haynes (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 10/05/2010
I came aboard the Hewes when she was in middle of a med cruise.I relieved a fellow radioman and friend of mine RM1 Black,the chief in charge of radio at the time was RMC Rumbaugh.I spent only two years aboard as radio LPO,THEN went to another ff in Charleston the USS ALWIN.
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RM3 David Daigle (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 09/26/2010
I would love to hear from any shipmate who remembers me. Also, anyone who knows or remembers RMCS Storrs, RM2 Jerry Bentz, SM2 Vachon or SM3 Ron Moran, please provide any info you have.
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ET2 Kevin York (1984-1989) — Checked-in: 09/23/2010
Hi all, just checking back in and updating the email address.
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BTC(SW) Joseph P. McGrath (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 09/11/2010
Well here's my updated e-mail those of you that have good or bad to tell.
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FTM3 Jack Beams (1978-1982) — Checked-in: 09/10/2010
Had some great times on the Joey Boat.
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SH2 Tyler M. Parks (1974) — Checked-in: 08/31/2010
I was assigned to the Joseph Hewes as part of the Precom crew in New Port, R.I. and was then transferred to Boston Naval Shipyard after the Hewes was delivered. I am also a Plank Owner and serviced on board until my discharge in 1974. (Discharge home port was Charleston S.C.) Discharged as SH2. Presently, I am retired and are living in Port Orange, Florida.
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FTM2 John Wheeler (1977-1978) — Checked-in: 08/30/2010
Was only on board a short time befor transfering to the reserves.Had a great time on the North Atlantic cruise.
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LTJG Joe Erskine (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 08/06/2010
Currently the Test and Activation manager for the Zumwalt (DDG 1000) at Bath Iron Works (Bath ME). Always keep a framed picture of the Joey Boat in my office.
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MM2 Martin Lee (1985-87) — Checked-in: 08/01/2010
Still have very fond memories of the ship, crew, and times at sea. Unitas '85 and the port calls. Brought up my time in the Navy with a friend got me thinking about the Hewes. My son was born during that cruise and he just turned 25 this year. Now I feel old. BTW, he turned out great. Best kid ever. Hope everyone is well and look forward to hearing from anyone.
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MM2 David L. Tucker (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 07/25/2010
My time onboard was a great experience. I enjoyed my time there. I learned alot and got some good friends. I even pissed off a few chiefs. I know it's been alot of years since, but I surely would like to hear from any of you. I hope life has been good for all of you and all in good health.
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EN2 Clarence "Butch" Tillery (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 07/18/2010
Part of A Gang
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MM3 Harry E. Parkington, Jr. (Precom 1970-1973) — Checked-in: 07/05/2010
does anyone have paul walde new e=mail mm3walde pre com 1970 1074
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FC1 Bruce Cawkins (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 06/30/2010
On board from 84-88. This site made me pull out the cruise books for Unitas 85 & Med 87. Lots of fond memories. At the time all I wanted was out of the Navy, (We joked about throwing a paddle over our shoulders and walking inland until someone asked "Whats that?") but looking back it was one of the best experiences of my life! I now live 1000 miles from the nearest ocean but still have salt in my veins. What I would give to be back out in the middle of the ocean on a beautiful, calm day or night! Either hang out with the crew on steel beach or throwing down a beer or two in port, I wouldn't trade it for anything!
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FTG2 David Palmer (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 06/29/2010
Lots of fond memories from the ship and crew. Chief Parker, Rod Knuth, and Jim Gibbs. Jim has passed on a few years ago,saw Bill Parker after he retired and was working at Pt. Hunenem and would like to reconnect with Rod Knuth. I was a pain in the ass most of the time so not a whole lot of you will have fond memories but I did a lot of growing and I have had a very happy life after USN. Hope this finds all of well and happy. Married (2nd time) total of 8 kids between both marriages and all are doing well three still in school, 1 married, 2 divorced, one Army E7 and one in college. I am Combat Systems Coordinator for a Shipyard on the Gulf Coast. No complaints, if you want e-mail. I will respond.Lots of fond memories from the ship and crew. Chief Parker, Rod Knuth, and Jim Gibbs. Jim has passed on a few years ago,saw Bill Parker after he retired and was working at Pt. Hunenem and would like to reconnect with Rod Knuth. I was a pain in the ass most of the time so not a whole lot of you will have fond memories but I did a lot of growing and I have had a very happy life after USN. Hope this finds all of well and happy. Married (2nd time) total of 8 kids between both marriages and all are doing well three still in school, 1 married, 2 divorced, one Army E7 and one in college. I am Combat Systems Coordinator for a Shipyard on the Gulf Coast. No complaints, if you want e-mail. I will respond.
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LCDR Charles Wilson (1970-????) — Checked-in: 06/17/2010
My name is Charles Wilson. I retired from the USN as a LCDR in 1975. Subsequent to my graduation from Destroyer School in Newport R.I. in 1970, I was assigned as Engineer Officer to the pre-commissioning crew of the USS Joseph Hewes in 1970. As you know, she was built at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, LA. I was the first Engineer Officer and served with Capt. Robert E. Klee, (Commanding Officer) and Lt. Al Verbic (Supply Officer) During the construction. Lcdr. Topp, the executive officer and Lt. Andy Foscina, the Operations Officer, served as training officers in Newport R.I. during construction. The ship was presented for acceptance by the Navy to The Board of Inspection and Survey under the command of Adm.-------- (I can't remember his name), but he was the Admiral who shut off the water in Gitmo. when Castro came to power. The ship's plaque was designed by my wife, Beth Wilson, and the first plaque was presented to her during the commissioning in Boston MA by Cdr. R. E. Klee, the commanding officer. As she is an artist, she also rendered a painting of the ship's namesake, Joseph Hewes, which hung in the Wardroom for some time and now, subsequent to the ships decommissioning, resides in the Navy Archives in Washington, D.C. To my great regret, I learned a few years ago that Radm. Klee had passed away and our subsequent attempts to contact his wife, Valerie, all failed. If you, by any chance, have any information as to how my wife and I can contact her, we would be most appreciative. Capt. Klee was my commanding officer, but more importantly over the years and subsequent to my retirement, they were valued friends and we bitterly regret losing touch with them and thier children. If you have any information with respect to Mrs. Klee's address, please let me know and if I can give you any further information regarding the early days of the Joseph Hewes history, please let me know.
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STG3 Cam Black (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 06/04/2010
Just wanted to check in got to see Tom Killian a while back good to see him also talked to Steve Mcnutt and corey linhart
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BT2 Don Schaffer (1970(Pre-Com)-1974) — Checked-in: 05/19/2010
Reading through the history of the Hewes, I find it a bit thin. Does anyone have knowelge to what our various missions were and the locations we stationed at during Viet Nam? Maybe one of our officers from that time can help.
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MM3 Robert Tedesco (1973-1976) — Checked-in: 05/18/2010
Trying to reconnect with my shipmates aboard the Joey.
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MM3 Harry E. Parkington, Jr. (Precom 1970-1973) — Checked-in: 05/16/2010
signed in again guys
trying to reach paul walde served the same time as me. his e-mail is no good does anyone know how to reach him?
ps any of the viet nam crew from 1972. are you having any health problem. please contact me.
no old age is not a health problem
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RM3 Doug Bates (1982-1986) — Checked-in: 05/12/2010
LOOK ME UP ON FACEBOOK!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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FC2 Doug Schwoch (1990-1991) — Checked-in: 05/10/2010
I followed CMDR "Skywalker" Dobrydney (sp?) over from the USS Sellers after decom in '90, and finished my enlistment on the Joey. It would be great to hear from any shipmates who may remember me.
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SN Robert Uttrodt (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 04/23/2010
I first went on the USS Joseph Hewes In August 28th 1989 fresh out of boot camp at Philadelphia drydock then got transferred in 1991 to the USS DeWert when it was being trained for woman to come on aboard. I learned allot on that ship and met allot of good friends.
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MM3 Harry E. Parkington, Jr. (Precom 1970-1973) — Checked-in: 04/16/2010
ANY SNIPES FROM THE VIET NAM CRUSE CONTACT ME YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FILE A CLAIM. PARKY
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LT J. Andrew Hagelin (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 04/08/2010
Currently working in Pentagon as advisor in the office of SecArmy.
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BM2 Rodney D. Moss (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 04/03/2010
SIGNED UP A FEW YEARS BACK FORGOT ALL ABOUT THIS WEBSITE TILL RAN ACROSS IT THE OTHER DAY,JUST UPDATED E-MAIL.
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FN Marshall Dax Mayfield (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 03/18/2010
Been 17 years, still think about the time on board, hope all is well with every one. Dax
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FC3 Timothy Gable (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 03/18/2010
Getting ready to retire June 18, 2010 after 20 years. Can't believe it's almost over. Joseph Hewes is where my navy career got started.
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MMFA Odis D. Williams, Jr. (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 03/17/2010
Not sure if i'll make it Phila, but will try.
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SN John Parish (Precomm-1972) — Checked-in: 03/15/2010
Does anyone know how to reach Joseph Degevon or Shane Shoenaugher?
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STGSN Thomas Killian (1988-1991 (EAOS)) — Checked-in: 03/03/2010
Alot of painting, cleaning, chipping, grinding, sweepers, waxing, stripping and at least 200 days of KP duty. The ST rate was impossible to move up in pay grade unless you committed to additional years which I was not going to do. Alot of memories from Charleston and deployments. I reunited with STG3 Cameron Black this past summer and had a blast. I got out as soon as my EAOS came and went to UT-Chattanooga and got my Civil Engineering degree. I work for a consulting engineering firm in Marietta. I am now 41 and have a wife and 3 boys.
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STGSN Thomas Killian (1988-1991 (EAOS)) — Checked-in: 03/01/2010
Many fond memories although at the time wanted nothing more than to get out and go back to college. Too many stories and memories but would love to hear from Dumont, Elkins, McNutt, Fowler, Kohler, Bales, McFee, Normand, Tim Jones, Ed Jones, Retke, and so many more. I saw Cam Black this summer he is Head Football Coach for Hawkinsville Red Devils. We had a blast and good card game.
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LT Charles Gary Belcher (1982-1983) — Checked-in: 03/01/2010
Greetings! I served in Joseph Hewes in 1982-1983 as Chief Engineer (LT). After Hewes, I did my XO tour in USS Elrod then went on to command in USS Pledge, USS Conquest, and USS Samuel Eliot Morison. Major command tours included Commander, MCM Squadron 3; CO, Mine Warfare Training Center; and Commander Afloat Training Group Ingleside. I retired as a Captain in 2005. Since retirement I have been working in higher education as a professor of history and vice president of Concordia University in Austin TX. Nice Website. R/Gary.
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RM2 William Martin (Precomm-1972) — Checked-in: 11/09/2009
I just happen to log into Haze GRAY website, saw the new pictures of the Joseph Hewes and saw the website. Reading it sure brought back a lot of memories.
I remember the incident when we were off North Vietnam and almost took out one of our own ships. I remember coming into Pearl Harbor on our way to Vietnam and being tour guide for the radio crew. I lived in Hawaii and had sent traffic to the other ships in our group on what to do and see while we were there.

I remember the Panama Canal, Subic Bay, Olongapo. Seeing the names of those I served wuth brought back a lot of memories.

I hope to be able to correspond to those I served with back then; Jerry Bailey, Jerry T, Woody H, Jamie Templin, Mike, Danny. Hey if you guys are out there give me a holler.
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STG3 Gary Davis (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 08/04/2007
I came aboard the Joey in the middle of the Indian Ocean deployment in Feb of '75 (STGSN then) at Bahrain, served with a great bunch of folk. Looking over the crew roster brought back a lot of memories of people and places, things long ago consigned to memory and pigeon-holed with the other events from a long-ago youth. Brought a smile to my face and a tug at my heart.I recently bought a new house and in the process of packing up to move I found boxes of pictures and other stuff (my Shellback certificate from May 29, 1975...paid dearly for that but wouldn't trade it for anything) that had been stored for many years and never touched. Those too brought back a lot of memories.Just wanted to check in &: say hi to all my fellow Hewes crewmates and wish you all the best of luck, I'll be checking back from time to time,Fsivo vam dobrava, menya druzhnee.
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EW2 Peter Ferris (1973-1976) — Checked-in: 08/02/2007
Steaming on the Joey were some of the best of times. Oh, all the great people, places, and the memories I hold so dear. Thanks to you all that have touched and guided my life.
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 08/02/2007
Great time at'07 reunion Milwaukee!! Thanks to Dave Suminski. Now I know what Navy wives and girlfriends felt like when the Joey left port, and they were left at the pier!!?? The '07 reunion crew know what I'm talkin' 'bout...

"MEATBALL"
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MM1 Wallace Simpson (1975-1980) — Checked-in: 07/31/2007
Assigned to A-GANG one of the best bunch of pirates and swabs that has been my pleasure to have been onboard any ship with. This group could and did accomplish the most difficult task. Like taking the after capstan motor down from the overhead using only a wire strap, or being the only division certified ready for PEB by desron 21. Some may wish to forget but it is a pleasure to remember each one of these swabs as the best bunch of liberty hounds that ever crossed the quarter deck.
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DK2 Wayne Allen Williams (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 07/30/2007
I came on board the Joey a few days before the WestPac cruise. Also did the Med and Indian Ocean cruises on board. For those of you who remember me, I wanted to say Hi. For those of you who don't remember me, I was the chubby guy with the beard that paid you on payday. Serving on board was some of the best times of my life and also some of the worst. I partied pretty much my entire tour aboard so some of it is pretty hazy now. I do remember that I was a pain in the butt to the brass every chance I got. I can remember being thrown out of the Captain's cabin just about every payday when I went to pay him at sea, for being out of uniform. (I'm pretty sure it was Klee, but I might be wrong) I always wore my black Converse (Chucks) low cuts which the Captain didn't particularly care for. I have plenty of great memories that I will try to put on the Sea Stories page later. Drop me an e-mail if you remember me. To all who served aboard the Hewes I salute you!!
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STG1 Roger Truitt (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 07/30/2007
Googled the Joey boat during a slow period at work. Ed Peters how are you doing? I vacationed in Bryson City NC in June. I was thinking about you as I drove thru Waynesville.Ken Hanks what are you up to in Singapore! Are you fluent in chinese yet?
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OS2 Thomas Oshgan (Precom. to late 1973) — Checked-in: 07/29/2007
I would like to thank all of my shipmates who attended the 2007 Reunion for making it a very memorable event. It's hard to explain what a wonderful feeling it is to see my old friends. It's been 33 years since I saw any of them, yet, despite our ages, we remembered the past in such vivid detail. To all of you who attended, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. I will never forget this reunion and hope to attend more in the future. The hardest part of the reunion was saying good-bye.
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SM1 Jeffrey L. Carter (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 07/27/2007
had a great time reading the guestbook, served on board from the time we converted to fft and changed homeports from charleston to tx till decom. best sm's i ever worked with sometimes there were only two of us but we got the job done. great div rmc dawson and rm1 sanchez and i am still in contact with qm1 burgess be great to hear from all the crew.
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LTJG Joseph P. Williams (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 07/16/2007
I was browsing the web and placed the Hewes into Google, obtaining this website. I enjoyed reading these entries and remembering a time so long ago and yet, so near. It was a privelege to serve on the Hewes. The experience was invaluable and furthered my professional growth in many ways. I hope you are all doing well. May your future endeavors bring you fair seas and following winds.
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OS2 Carl Gumz (1974-1977) — Checked-in: 07/12/2007
Just updating e-mail but nice to see more familiar names added, LT Breeden(colonel sanders), EWC Moore, and how about Frank Miller. Got a catalina mk111 in oshkosh at the pioneer marina if anyone is ever around stop by. I'll be there during the reunion.
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RM3 Fred Aresco (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 07/01/2007
I joined the Joey in the dry dock in Boston, she had just returned from Nam not too long before that. We then sailed to the Med in 1973. We came back and changed Homeport to Charleston. Nice to see Steve Laidlaw on this site and Alex Constance. I'll have to try to make the next reunion, 07 is not possible. But the next one will be.
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RM3 Ernest A. Simpson (1972) — Checked-in: 06/30/2007
Just found the website and decided to contact the site with current information. To contact me just use the e-mail given and in the subject line put Ernie and I will get it.
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RMC(SW) Martin K. Kempka (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 11/24/2006
Really enjoy the Hewes during the time I was onboard. Retired in 1994. Live in Summerville, SC and work as a Navy Contractor doing shipboard Cryptologic Installations/Updates. Best of Luck to all the Shipmates.
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QMSN Dina Faust (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 11/13/2006
Just checking in to see if any of the old crew has checked in. Back at the end of July I flew out to San Diego, CA to watch LTJG Lynn Chow, become Commander Chow!!!! She is shipping out to Baharian next week for a year.
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??? Roger Bradshaw (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 11/12/2006
I am a plank owner and was on the commissioning crew in Boston, MA. I remember us being tied up across from Old Ironsides. That was kewl... I really enjoyed all the pre-comm training in Newport, RI and had a great time onboard. I was the first barber onboard the USS Hewes. That's my claim to fame. :-) Capt. Klee was the man and the XO was named Top, otherwise know as Chrome-dome. Here's to the commissioning crew of the Hewes.
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SA Stephen Dale (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 06/26/2006
Glad to see there is a web site just for us. Miss the sea but dont miss the bs of CMDR T. Buel.
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BT1 Tim Schroeder (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 06/25/2006
My nickname was Truck. Cousin Frank sent me! I have great memories of the USS Hewes and all the crew. I am now in North Carolina. Sorry but I can't schedule the reunion this year but will try to make the next. So many names, so many memories! Talking with Cousin Frank today was great, it was like going back in time. Thanks for the website, I will try to read the entire guest book but must go for now. Would really like to hear from anyone that I don't owe money to and especially the ones that owe me!
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BM3 William Allen (1987-1990) — Checked-in: 06/25/2006
It's hard to believe it's been sixteen years since I last walked the decks of "The Leader of the Class.But as I write soooo! many memories are just flooding back.sorry I missed the '05'and more thanlikely the '06' reunions.but there's always '07'By the way my caps off tothis great web site.well enough for now but I'm going to leave the crew from the 89 MED/IO with a little memory:I do not ask for easy sailing.Dear God,that's not my plea:I only pray for courage And strength to face the sea. To pull away from safety's shallows And face what lies out there,A stormy sky or gale forced winds I still will not despair.With faith I'll conquer tempests And find I've stronger grown, Then bring my vessel homeward In victory all my own. for those who have a cruise book you'll understand. if not e-mail me.Happy days &: following seas from a Joseph Hewes BM3
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STG2 Stephen McNutt (1989-1993) — Checked-in: 06/25/2006
Hey man what's up,its been 13years.Visited with STG Chris NORMAND a few years ago in MEMPHIS.E-mailed GMM3 Quick, STGCS Faye,STG Tim Jones I think it would be cool to meet w/ others at a reunion see joey web.GO NAVY
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LTJG Tim Hare (1987-1990) — Checked-in: 06/16/2006
Wow. Can't believe it has been nearly 20 years since I reported aboard. Hello to all of my old shipmates.
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HT2 John Holton (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 06/15/2006
just checking in. never knew about site.Saw alot of old buddies in both pictures and names. Especially noted the ones that help in the first part on my Navy career and the ones that helped me get married.
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EM2 Kevin Engel (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 06/14/2006
This is a great site. I was on The Joey Boat from 92-94, and I have very fond memories of her. You sort of block out things like walking on the bulkheads during a North Atlantic storm, and remember the good things like liberty ports at places you'll probably never see again. If anyone knows where EMC Tamez or (then) LTJG Chow are shoot me an e-mail.
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ET2 Arbie E. Melvin (1983-1985) — Checked-in: 06/10/2006
Holy crap. I have no idea how I found this site, but it certainly digs up some old memories.
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BM2 Charles Demoss (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 06/09/2006
Had a great time on board. One of my best commands. Lost touch with shipmate. please contact.
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MMFN Michael Bujnowski (1982) — Checked-in: 06/02/2006
GREAT MEMORIES
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EW1 Gene Boulton (1974-1978) — Checked-in: 05/27/2006
I'll never forget my time on the "Joey". One of my prized possessions is a picture of her on my wall. God bless all who sailed on her.
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STG3 Mike Wythe (1988) — Checked-in: 05/27/2006
Was only there a short period before going back to Purdue University thru the ROTC program.
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IC2 Jack Pruitt (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 05/24/2006
Wow! A really long time has passed since I was on the Joey. I retired after 22 years this past January but my son Andrew is continuing on as an IT2 in Pensecola. Seeing some of the names on the site has brought back a flood of memories and thankfully they are all good ones. Won't be able to make the reunion this year but maybe next. Hope to hear from as many of you that care to write. Take care all.
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OS3 Floyd K. Lody (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 05/06/2006
Hey guys, had a great time on My first Med-Deployment. Sailed with the best!! I served with OSSC Duffel,OSC Meidel,OS2 Compton,OS2 Petrotta, OS3 Hinds, OS2 Fox and many other great friends on the Joey Boat. Would like to hear from anyone who served onboard!!
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STG2 Kenneth G. Hanks (1978-1978) — Checked-in: 05/05/2006
Sorry my email was wrong. Iam still living in Singapore. Ed Peters, how about a reunion here? Glad you are keeping us in touch. Hewes was a good ship!
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RD2 Peter Szram (1970-1971) — Checked-in: 05/04/2006
Pre-com crew,Algiers,Louisiana.One of the best years of my life in New Orleans.Hope all my old friends are well.
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OS3 Floyd K. Lody (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 04/23/2006
I had the pleasure to serve with OSCS Duffel,OSC Meidel,OS2 Compton and a whole lot more! I've been in touch with OS2 Fox and OS3 Hinds.I would love to hear from anyone who served on the Joey Boat.
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ET2 James G. Sarah (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 04/19/2006
Just Googled the old girl's hull #, and whaddya ya' know. Seen a few names, and brought back some memories. Pretty cool.
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BT3 Scott Rankin (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 04/19/2006
Good to see all the old names: skeeter, willie, j.d., danny.send me an e-mail!Remember UNITAS
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EW2 Brian Corrigan (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 04/17/2006
Great to see a few folks here I served with. Capt Nelson, Sam Cornet, Jeb Britton. After leaving the Navy, I received my Electrical Engineering Degree from the Univeristy of Missouri - Rolla. I joined Motorola in 1998 as an RF Systems Engineer working in Motorola's Networks Division. I continue to manage a team of engineers for Motorola working in wireless and boadband technologies and live in the Chicago area with my wife and Children.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 04/17/2006
still lookin for an '83 med cruise book.please help! i did most of the pics and the captions.
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BTC Danny Clifton (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 04/17/2006
Retired Dec 1995 BTCS SW
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??? Lewis Briggs (1988-1989) — Checked-in: 04/13/2006
just looking for some shipmates. Rick Goss, Mike Rousseau,Robert Lucas, OS2 Sheids, or anybody who served during the same time period
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TM3 Garry Soule (1988-1992) — Checked-in: 04/05/2006
Hello Shipmates!! Miss the Joey Boat! Tons of good memories!
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FC2(SW) Dean Vandrese (1985-1990) — Checked-in: 03/31/2006
Always nice to visit. Think of my time on board all the time. I do miss the travel at sea.
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STG3 James Carey (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 03/26/2006
Saw the web site, just want to say hi.
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LT Mark Narens (July-August 1993) — Checked-in: 03/25/2006
I came aboard as a pilot from HSL-32 with our SH-2F Seasprite. The Joseph Hewes was acting as Orange force against the America Battle Group during their workups for deployment. I was impressed with the crew, officers and enlisted, and especially the old salt in command. I have a bit of a sea story to share if its appropriate for a transient like myself.I would love to hear from any of the junior officers onboard during that time.
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STG2 Carl Forsythe (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 03/21/2006
Just updating my email address.
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EM3 Michael Bankson (1980-1982) — Checked-in: 03/15/2006
Just sending an update of my e-mail address.
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SK3 Terry W. Miller (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 03/14/2006
Nice to see SKC Lastrella has updated his e-mail. Looking for SK Dan Pender,Steve Worely, Chris Walters, SH Bill Shanley, John O'niel, HT Don Zack, STG Niel Drinkwalter, SM Dennis Vashon,FM Tarboro, also anyone from gun crew as loaders. I know your all out their somewhere. Like to see you guys in Florida, but would like to hear from you first. Hope your all well.
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STG2(SW) Ed Jones (1989-1993) — Checked-in: 03/09/2006
Just checking in again. Dina, we haven't forgot about you, she is just terrible about phone calls and she never looks at email. I would love to hear from anyone who "did time" with me. I talk fondly about my time onboard the Joey Boet frequently. My Son is serving now because of it. God bless America and God bless our brothers and sisters served, serving and yet to serve!
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RM3 Eric Weber (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 03/03/2006
As a follow up to the posting by Bill Custer I'd just like to say that I appreciate him raising his three daughters. As Bill shoots blanks and is unable to have children, Mike, Tom, and myself each fathered one of them as a sperm donor. We just didn't mess with the red tape and cut straight to a direct deposit. Thanks Bill and I'll call this weekend dog.
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YN3 Dennis M. Buchanon (1983-1986) — Checked-in: 03/01/2006
Just heard Wetz. Had some good times didn't we. Getting drunk in Italy, falling over backwards off the back of a bench, trying to find my way back to the Joey boat but just couldn't do it. Had to ask MP's where my ship was. Just so many good memories. Looking forward to seeing some of the crew at the reunion.
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FC3 Jimmy C. Burrow (1993-Decom.) — Checked-in: 02/21/2006
Would love to hear from some of the old crew.
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FTG3 Robert Michael Miller (1970-1973) — Checked-in: 02/20/2006
Just updating my e-mail address. Still at Raytheon but spending more time pursuing favorite hobby, building street rods.
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BT3 James R. Prescott (1978-1982) — Checked-in: 02/20/2006
Florida for boot camp, Chicago for A school. Home ported in Charelston, SC. Now living in Massena NY w/wife and daughter. Son is a nuclear engineer aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN71. Would like to find old friend named Dana Willard from Wellsville NY.
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SK3 Kevin J. Boyce (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 02/18/2006
WOW!! This feels like an eternity ago when I was on the J.Hewes..alot of mixed memories. I will never forget standing shoring watch in the foward paint locker in 3ft of paint/water, only in the NAVY!! Med/IO was a blast.. wish I still had pics. From what I can remember the J.Hewes/Charleston took me in as a punk 18 y.o and made me a cynical/punk 22 y.o. Honestly.. It was great to stumble upon this site, alot of great stories and some great friends. I read that the J.Hewes was sold for $$$$2.8 m..is that all?? I think we spent more then that on p-way wax. The more I type the names are coming back.. Nice to see SKCS Petrey(best Chief on the ship, your presence/leadership was missed), OS3 Santiago(SSDF school was crazy), PN2 Podiac(always kept in-port watch full of laughs) and where ever you may be EM3 Knight, MS3 Lester, MM3 Yates, GMG2 Barnes, DC3 Cistunk, DC3 Klimko, STGSN Killian, SMSN Radkie (I hope the ranks are right, there were a few "incidents" driving on Dorchester if I remember) and..whoever else I forgot.... ISLE OF PALMS is still my favorite beach in the U.S, LONG LIVE "THE WINDJAMMER" GOD BLESS
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SKC Amando L. Lastrella (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 02/14/2006
Glad to see some entry from S-1 Division (SK3 Terry Miller). How are you Terry?
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SKC Amando L. Lastrella (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 02/14/2006
I am looking for MSC Tony Malaga. He was the leading MS onboard Joseph Hewes circa 1976-1980.
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LTJG Fred T. White, USCG (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 02/10/2006
Remarkably, 20 years after leaving Joseph Hewes, Capt. Carl Lundquist and I are back together again, now working for UNITECH Charleston!
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RM2 Bill Custer (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 02/07/2006
I have 3 beautiful daughters (13, 11, 10) but am divorced. I see three other old navy friends once or twice a year and we talk alot on the phone. Mike Hess, Eric Weber and Tom Schriendorfer. We were all stationed on shore in Puerto Rico and then went to the Joseph Hewes. They are a bit more quiet these days with wives and children and beautiful homes. Eric is in Texas, Mike is in NY and Tom is a fellow conn. resident. I hope all is well for everyone and please feel free to contact me anytime.
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SKC Amando L. Lastrella (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 02/07/2006
I like to hear from MSC Tony Malaga.
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MS2 Jon Johnson (1983-1985) — Checked-in: 02/01/2006
Been lurking for a long time, thought I'd sign in. Lots of names recognized, lots missing. Who could forget MS3 Degnan and Chief Bubba? Will never forget the "Joey Boat" and the F@@***@@! XO inspections.
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ET2(SW) Stanley J. Kwiek (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 02/01/2006
Checkin in again. Hey any of you ET's/EW's heard from Terry Spillman? Last I heard, he was in pensacola retired and workin as an instructor. Still lookin for Dave Bax new email. Always a highlight when I recall all the fun (???) days onboard the joeyboat. Remember hangin whites in the radar room next to the dummy load for the 40, and radiating into it to heat it up, and dry the clothes. lol Or playin poker in the radar and et shop. Kevin York, where you at nowadays? Im still in norfolk (at least for 2 more years) then prob tampa area. Oh well drop me a line guys will ya!!!
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LTJG Paul Burke (1991-1994 (Decomm)) — Checked-in: 01/29/2006
Good looking website. Wish I had stumbled upon it sooner. Was COMMO/BOILERS Oct 91 - June 1994 (decom). Great to hear from Jeff Miller, BT1 Johnson/Rudolph/Boyer, Faust, McClintock. By the way McClintock, we have to get together, I found some CMS we never destroyed! Where the heck are Kevin Myers-DISBO, Daryl Potter-MPA, Dewitt (George Jefferson), RMC Dawson, XO Hoff ("out with the old, in with the new")? Been a civilian ever since decom. I can remember many of us thinking that June 30, 1994 couldn't arrive soon enough. Now it's impossible to believe it happened 12 years ago. Got married 1998 (Michelle), two kids Joey-6, Audrey-1. Started pizza buffet restaurant chain ("STEVI B'S PIZZA") in 1996, 20 units currently. Reside in Atlanta, GA. Please email me if you can.....would love to catch up. I will check in here often now that I know it's here.
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GMG1 Paul C. Crane (1982-1986) — Checked-in: 01/29/2006
Transportation company owner. S.E. section of AZ
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OS2 Calton Wishard Mitchell (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 01/24/2006
Always great to come back to this site and remember the good and bad times onboard the "Joey". Hope all is well with the past crewmembers of this fine ship.
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RMC Joel A. Osterberg (1980-1982) — Checked-in: 01/24/2006
heck, I am getting so old I can't remember when I was aboard, 1980-1982 is the correct time frame, saw Jesse, John rumbaugh to name a couple that signed the guestbook.
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BT2 Phillip R. Williams (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 01/21/2006
It sure is nice to check in on the old joeyboat.i would like to say hello to all my former shipmates.Could you please tell me where the 2006 reunion is going to be held?
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BT3 Rob Colantuoni (1977-1981) — Checked-in: 01/21/2006
Great times with an even better crew. Some of the best times of my life were spent on the Joey Boat and the house in Ladson. Hope to hear from any of you guys soon.
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HT2 Mike Mallan (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 01/20/2006
Been awhile since i had checked in on my old shipmates to see how you all are doing.i myself am doing pretty good in gods country for those that dont know that minnesota.still welding and fabracting stuff out of metaland getting paid too.married 2 boys 1grandson all fine.sometimes i miss the old boat and the times we had on and off shore.o just give me some more liberty in south america.while hope you are all doing fine and feel free to drop me a line.sometimes not to quick at replying but will try.seeya
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SK3 Terry W. Miller (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 01/19/2006
Looking forward to sunny Florida in July. It should have stopped raining in Seattle by then. Hope to run into somebody who was onboard those years.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 01/12/2006
Wish i could find an '83 med cruise book. I did most of the photos and wrote the captions for pics. Like to show my wife but an ex left with my book. Anybody help?
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MS3 Bill Wetzbarger (83-85) — Checked-in: 01/05/2006
Just updating address. It was great to see some of the old names signing in. I also keep up with SH3 Cliff Lilgestrand, and FT3 Paul Waldel. I will let then know about the sight. Have a great 06.
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STGCS(SW) Donald Fay (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 01/02/2006
Singning in again. Hey, if my email spiffed a few my sincere apologies. Fair winds and following seas to all.
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LTJG Brian Vogel (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 01/01/2006
After I left the Navy before the ship moved from Newport, I joined GE working for the navy nuclear program as an engineer, was promoted to project leader & program manager & moved to other military oriented divisions of GE in Daytona Beach & Wilmington MA. After 15 years with GE, I joined Product Genesis, a product development consulting practice in Boston, as senior VP for another 15 years and 3 years ago accepted the position of President of the US division of Scientific Generics an international technology consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge England. While with GE in Daytona, I stopped in to see the Joey in Charleston just before a Med cruise. My wife of 34 years, Barb, & I have 2 kids both out of college now. We travel a good bit with the job and stay active in music and several sports, including skiing, roller-hockey and sailing. I would love to connect with the other officers &: enlisted men from the Westpac tour of 1972 & a couple of trips to the Med.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 12/30/2005
Wonder what happened to ol master blaster shirley? He won't answer.
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STG2 Richard Bivins (Precomm-1974) — Checked-in: 12/29/2005
Just found site! Lots of names remembered and memories too. Look forward to reconnecting.
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BT2 William J. Kirchmayer (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 12/27/2005
Hey ya'll, seen Donny Faigin checked in and noted the missing BT's, also not on the list is my steaming buddy and partner in crime BT3 Rob Colantuoni. I dont know if I'll be at the upcoming reunion, but I hope someday to get to one.
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EM2 Tim Clark (1982-1986) — Checked-in: 12/24/2005
Just wanted to wish old my old shipments and to all who served on the Joey Boat Merry Christmas and the best in the New Year.
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LT Jeffrey S. Miller (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 12/07/2005
I left the Navy in 1996 upon completing business school and have been in management consulting ever since. My time on Joseph Hewes was without a doubt the finest experience I had in the Navy and amoungst the greatest professional experiences of my life. The Blue "E" Supply Department was the best in the fleet! Great crew...great CPOs...great Wardroom.

I've been happily married for almost 17 years, have two children (13 and 9), and am proud to say have have served "zero" duty since leaving the ship (if you don't count numerous all-nighters working for Accenture).
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FTM3 Jack Beams (1978-1982) — Checked-in: 12/04/2005
I did not know this web site existed. Been a long time. Would like to hear from some old friends.
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QMSN Dina Faust (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 12/03/2005
Just checking back in to see who has signed in. Burgress where the heck are you?!!! Also looking for STG3 Joe Brown, last heard from on my 21st birthday, that was now 11 years. Hope all is well with all of ya and have a wonderful holiday season.
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LT Peter Kosar (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 11/27/2005
I was Supply Officer from May 23, 1975 until May 20, 1977. I joined the ship in Mombasa Kenya and had the great distinction of being the only officer onboard who was not a shellback when the ship recrossed the equator on its trip back home.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 11/24/2005
ok guys 3 years after my last wife died i did it again.i got married 15 sept to an attorney.so i am ready to sue!! lol
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RM2 James Templin (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 11/17/2005
Just honnored Veterans day and started to wonder about my old navy buddies and duty stations. Found this site and I am proud to sign in. Served aboard from 70 to 72. On board for commisioning and made a shakedown and ORI cruise to GITMO. I seemed to have spent most of my time aboard in Boston Naval Shipyard though. Nice to see this website - hope to make contact with some of my old shipmates.
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SN Mark Voyles (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 11/15/2005
Was on board from 1974 to 1975 looking for old friends.
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LT Jack J. Felloney (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 11/15/2005
I just ran into my XO Joe Famme after 30 years, and wanted to update my e-mail address.
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AEAN Robert C. Simpson (1972) — Checked-in: 11/13/2005
Was on board with the H-2 helos going to Vietnam. On our way home we went around the world stoping off in Hong Kong, Recife, Brazil. Home port was NewPort, Rhode Island. I'm still in the Navy (Reserves), just made Chief (at 53). Attached to HS-75 in Jacksonville, FL. I am also a Civilian with the Naval Air Depot as an Aircraft Electrical Engineer on the H-60 helo. Can't get away from the helicopters. Great seeing this web page. Sure does bring back a lot of memories.
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STG2(SW) Greg Langley (1986-1992) — Checked-in: 11/10/2005
Went to the Veterans Day celebration today at my kids school. Heard "Anchors Away" and thought I was gonna cry. Is that sick or what? Actually I was proud to stand with other shipmates young and old. I have great memories of that ship and was proud to serve.
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MM2 Danny Lee (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 11/07/2005
Good to see this site.It brings back memories.I would be glad to hear from shipmates.
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SN Les Moore (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 11/06/2005
I was a deck seaman onbd USS Hewes (DE 1078) from 1975-76. Recently retired from USN (after a great 30 year career) as a LCDR and OIC of NAS Oceana, Branch Medical Clinic, Virginia Beach, VA. Now working as a contractor providing staff to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA.
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MM3 James Watson (1971-1974) — Checked-in: 10/29/2005
To all Sailors wherever ye may be: and to all salts, sea lawyers, swabs, land lubbers,square-knot admirals, gun deckers.and all the other assorted scavengers of the seven seas GREETINGS: To Plank Owners and others that served the USS JOSEPH HEWES DE-1078. "WADDY"
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BT2 Don A. Faigin (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 10/28/2005
Just found out about this web site. It's good to see a lot of names on the list, but I see a lot of names from "B" div. not on there, BT2 James Small, BT2 Kington, BT2 Steve West.
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BT3 John Crego (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 10/20/2005
Hey all, just figured it was high time I updated my email. It's great to drop in now and then and see who have found this Joey Boat site. What a trip. I have a niece in the Navy now. She's nuke. She'll probably make it a career. Like her uncle should have. Oh well. I was young and stupid. Now I'm old and stupid. And I'm told there is no such rate as a BT anymore. We BT's are obsolete. Couldn't have happened about (can't believe I'm saying this) thirty years ago when I was one. Oh well.
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MM3 Harry E. Parkington, Jr. (Precom 1970-1973) — Checked-in: 10/19/2005
JUST BROWSING THE NET AND FOUND IT. BUT IT'S HARD TO CONTACT ANYONE IF I CAN'T GET IN. TRYING TO ENTER THAT DARN NUMBER TO E-MAIL SOMEONE BUT IT SAYS IT'S WRONG. HELP
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BM3 Gerald Fronce (Late 80s-Early 90s) — Checked-in: 10/17/2005
JUST CHECKING BACK IN STILL LOOKIN FOR BM3 STARKEY.
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RM3 Michael Galweski (Comm-1974) — Checked-in: 10/16/2005
Just checking back in.
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BT2 Dwayne Boyer (1989-94) — Checked-in: 10/14/2005
Hey all,Glad to some of the ole boys on the site, hope you all are doing good. Looking forward to either hearing from or seeing you. We did have alot of good times as well as the not so good. Take Care ALL.
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MMC James Edward Lasher (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 10/07/2005
The Charleston reunion was great hope to make the next one. However I am not a Florida fan in July.
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EM3 Jeff Sams (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 10/04/2005
Wow - great site. My email address changed this year as I changed jobs. I am living in East Tennessee. I keep up with Richard Ball, Mike Mallan, Richard Mann, David Fore, Ron Eads, Tim Harn and Phil Pressley (who just came back from IRAQ. Great memories from the Joey Boat!
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EM3 Jeff Sams (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 10/04/2005
Anyone have contact info for Daren Dungee?
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HT2 Dan Winfield (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 10/04/2005
Hope to see some of you in Florida!
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OS2 Jeff Adkins (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 10/03/2005
Hey guys, checking in again to fix my email address. Can't wait to see you old farts at the reunion in Cocoa Beach, FL !! My favorite Joey boat food: the "Slider", with a tall glass of bug juice at MIDRATS after 6 hours of watch in CIC in rough seas, smoking cigars!
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BT1 John Rudolph (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 10/01/2005
I had a good time on the Hewes , I miss a lot of you guys , Hey Frank Johnson how are you and Liz doing I hope Every thing is good with you and your family ,Give me a yell when you get a chance.
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EWC Bertram L. Moore (1975-1980) — Checked-in: 09/29/2005
The memories and names of long forgotten shipmates.
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ETCS(SW) Keith O. Reese (1991-June 30, 1994) — Checked-in: 09/29/2005
I have an earlier entry when I originally signed in. Since then I have retired from the Navy and now work for BAE SYSTEMS in Kings Bay, GA.
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ET3 Rich Kelchner (1984-1985) — Checked-in: 09/18/2005
So many memories, so little time to share them. Great to see names I have nearly forgotten. Great site, keep up the good work! Would be great to hear from any of you.
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LT Jack J. Felloney (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 09/12/2005
Joey, was a great tour! I took the job as Weps thinking we going to make a Med cruise and we went to Vietnam from our homeport in Newport RI. The gun fired great and the Lamps did NGFS spotting for every ship in the Gulf including us......no ASW! Wonderful memories and great shipmates!
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QM2 Richard McEntee (3/92-6/93) — Checked-in: 09/12/2005
I served on the USS Joseph Hewes from March 1992 to June 1993. I was a Quartermaster 2nd Class. I contacted a friend from my days onboard and she told me about your website. I'm very impressed by the website and all the former shipmates names and e-mail addresses that you have managed to compile. Thank you for this great resource. Although I spent a short time onthe ship, my experience onboard was very rewarding and the scene ofsome my fondest memories of the Navy.
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MM2 Paul Knapp (1981-1985) — Checked-in: 09/06/2005
This is so neat, I had no idea the Joey had a web site. I guess I'm checking in. I was onboard from 1981-1985. I got on in Brooklyn when she was in the yards. I left as MM2 and served in M division. I am a civilian Firefighter. I am a Captain with the Fayetteville Fire Department in Fayetteville Arkansas. I have been here for 18 years.

There has been a lot of times I have thought about the guys from the hole. And the Med Cruise of 83 has a lot of great memories. Please let me know more info and I am going to check out the website more.
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LT Joseph Johnson (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 09/02/2005
Great web site for a great ship. BZ!
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HM2 Ed Jensen (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 08/28/2005
My God, Has it been 30 years ?!?!She was in the Charleston Dry dockwhen I was discharged and it seems like only yesterday. I wonder if Mombasa ever recovered from our visit?
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 08/25/2005
capt hardt was the best i ever had.we had "beer call" in rosy roads.i met him later in norfolk and he was desron 4.he has since passed away but one hell of a captain.med cruise '83 lives!!
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RM3 Rick Ewen (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 08/23/2005
Just checking back in after a couple of years. I had hoped to be able to make the Reunions but scheduling conflicts got in the way. I still hear from Eric Weber periodically, and Mike Hess when he decides to be sociable. I have mostly fond memories of my time on the Hewes..the bad times were few and not worth mentioning. I got to see a big chunk of the world on the Med Cruise and there's nothing wrong with that. Would like to hear from those that served with me during that time period. Feel free to e-mail me anytime.
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BM2 David Coppenbarger (1970-1972 Plank Owner) — Checked-in: 08/17/2005
I spent training in Rhode Island on precom . I was sent to New Orleans where I rode the ship up to Boston where it was commissioned.
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RM3 Michael G. Stanley (1986-1990) — Checked-in: 08/11/2005
I served four great years onboard this beautiful ship. And upon the final months onboard I was blessed with my daughter. Thank you gentlemen for good times, and I will hold memories of this ship and crew I served so proudly. May all who served onboard this ship God may continue to bless you and your families. Good Luck!
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ET2 Brian Wert (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 08/09/2005
It is great to see this website. This has brought back many memories. We had a blast though. Glad to see ET1 Long, ET2 "Frank" Cordell, ET2 York, ET1 Brown, ET2 Hall. Anyone been in contact with Newell, Hornberger, Arth or Kepple? Drop me a line....
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LTJG Milo Hyde (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 08/04/2005
Spent 3 years as ASW officer (when we worried about such). Relieved Miller, served under Newcomb and Barrett. The unfortunate responsible for keeping Peters and Chechak in line. Never successful, yet made LT anyway. Went to work in 1985 for the company made famous by the Hewes Hip-Pocket towed array she deployed with in 74. Been there ever since trying to keep ASW alive in the new world order. Have worked with RADL Joe Carnevale former COMMO and Gary Nelson, former CO. Great site. Shipmates drop me a line.....
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MS3 McCoy (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 08/01/2005
BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS INFO/GREAT TO SEE SOME OF THE OLD NAMES.WORKING IN THE BIG APPLE AS A POLICE OFFICER.DIVORCED 2 BOYS HAVE A HOME WITH GIRLFRIEND AND BULLDOG(MUGSY)IN LONGISLAND NY
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MMC Arthur W. Bischoff (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 07/25/2005
I was surfing the web and came across a neat website that led me to this one. I had no idea that the Hewes had a website.I browsed some of the lists of members and recognized a lot of the names and it all brought back bunches of good memories. Let's see. I transfered to the Mount Baker in '83. Shore duty at Charleston Navy Yard, '85-'87. Recommissioned the Wisconsin and served on her until I retired in November '90. I stayed in Charleston and work at the Robert Bosch Plant. I'm still married, 34 years last month and I guarantee you'd hardly recognize me if you saw me now. Please take my name off your list of missing and add me to your mailing list.
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BM2 Doug Hansen (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 07/21/2005
My son wanted to see the ship i served on during my hitch. Boatswainmate Baker, remember me?!
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STG2(SW) Ed Jones (1989-1993) — Checked-in: 07/14/2005
The Joey Boat holds many fond memories for me and of course, some bad ones. They only make the good ones that much better. 3rd Division had a great bunch of guys. Mike, I hope you've forgiven me. You didn't deserve what happened to you at mast and I never said as much. Getting helo'd on board in the IO will always be remembered. Thanks to all who helped me through my short Naval career and great job on the website. STGCS(SW) FAY (SENIOR!!!!) and STGCM(SW) Kuzan, I can't say thanks enough for your guidance. Fair winds and following seas.......
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YNC(SW) Kenneth Carter (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 07/09/2005
Resigned the log book to update my email address. Sorry I missed the reunion, but I had a family reunion planned for the same time frame.
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ET2 Charles F. Cordell (1983-1989) — Checked-in: 07/04/2005
I was surfing the web the other day and found THIS SITE! What a surprise I have numerous fond memories of my time aboard the Hewes and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think of that time.
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SK3 Terry W. Miller (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 07/01/2005
Since I found this site in May I check it quite often. Names and sea stories I remember. I found out too late about the reunion this year. Hope that all of you have a great time. Would be great to hear from anybody who remembers me or anybody from supply division or from gq station as 2nd loader
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MM3 Joseph Gauthier (Jan88-Nov90) — Checked-in: 06/06/2005
The Joey boat was the first of 5 ships for me but is NR1 in the fun we had. onboard 88-90 stumbled upon the site and alot of great memories came back. Great site.
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RM3 Michael Galweski (Comm-1974) — Checked-in: 05/22/2005
RM3 Galewski reporting in. Was with the Joey from commissioning thru 1974. Had some good times. Great site, love seeing some of the old pictures.
Plank owner RM3 Mike Galewski
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OS3 Jeb S. Britton (1987-1990) — Checked-in: 05/22/2005
Great to see all of the positive comments from such a difficult period of our lives. I do remember the good times and choose to forget the bad. Had some fun times. Sorry for breaking into the gally all those times, but I was pretty hungry after comming in from meeting street at 3AM. Best wishes to all.
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ET2(SW) Stanley J. Kwiek (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 05/18/2005
Checkin in with another email update. Kevin York, great to see your name here. John Rath do you dave bax new email? Tried to email him last month, and never heard anything.
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EW3 Sam Cornett (1987-1990) — Checked-in: 05/13/2005
Hello to all the old gang.Happened across the site today through Google really enjoyed seeing some familiar names like Corrigan ET1 Long EWC Bates and a bunch more.I didnt see a few old friends like MM3 Ronnie Baker,MM3 Kevin Hornback, STG3 Roger Gore, MS3 Mike Cobble, EW2 Danny Dyer. I would really like to hear from anyone who served on the "Joey Boat" while I did.GOD BLESS AND PROTECT ALL OUR MILITARY PERSONEL SERVING TODAY!!
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SK3 Terry W. Miller (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 05/12/2005
great boat, great crew, great time of my life, great cruise's Virgin isles, north atlantic, gitmo.
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RM3 Jerry W. Bailey (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 04/30/2005
It was great discovering a web site for a ship that left many fond memories with me. I was fortunate to be a plank owner, go through the commissioning exercise with her, and be with her on her first cruise. A lot of great experiences for a number of guys at that time. Thanks.
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HTFN William Hite (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 04/28/2005
Unitas Baby, Golden Shellback,and Rio.
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CDR Gary Nelson (Aug 87 - Dec 89) — Checked-in: 04/21/2005
Great website. Serving as CO was the highlight of my 27 year SWO career. The crew was absolutely superb through deployments to the Med and Indian Ocean. The only downer was returning to Charleston from deployment five weeks after Hurricane Hugo hit. I'm currently General Manager for EDO Professional Services in Shirlington VA. Best to all.
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EW2 Brian Corrigan (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 04/21/2005
Never thought to look up the ship until today when I "googled" it for some other reason and found this site. Drop me a line for those that served with me.
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SH3 Curtis Wollam (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 04/14/2005
Just dropping a line ot let every one know of my email change. Dina Faust (Connolly?), I live just an hour and half from Houston. Metropolis city of Lovelady, pop. 612. Just north of Huntsville on Hwy 19. Drop me a line, would like to chat with ya. Also, I am looking for SH1 Withrow, came on board right before we left for Long Beach.
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QM3 Robert C. Wisniewski (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 04/01/2005
Transferred to USS Leader MSO 490 in 1978.
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ENFN Timothy R. Wilson (1975-1976) — Checked-in: 03/20/2005
Sure am glad to find this page. Been trying to get hold of a few guys KENNITH CLAY HOWELL JOE FOLK WILBER ENSMINGER. If anybody can help I sure would appreciate it. Hey Tom, been thinking bout you and Beth also and tell that brothernlaw Rich not to be a stranger. Lost touch with them when they moved. Ike Littelton is looking for him also. Hello Zack, last I knew Gary S was in Buffalo. Sure would like to make it, already have vacation plans made when I found this. Have to see what happens. I drive a truck for a living so you guys drop me a line and will get back to you when I can, cya. (hello to the rest of I did not mention yall have a good time hope to hear from everybody)
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BT3 Tony Tysinger (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 03/17/2005
People onboard in Feb 1973 when the USS Basilone DD824 had fatalities - if you can help please do so. It was a stem that broke and we were told not to talk about it. Thanks, Tony Tysinger.
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SKC Amando L. Lastrella (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 02/23/2005
Please update my status in the CPO listings. After detaching USS Joseph Hewes in 1980, transferred to NROTC Unit, Villanova University and was commissioned in 1983. Currently residing in Chula Vista, CA.
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PN2(SW) Michael Podiak (1988-1990) — Checked-in: 02/23/2005
Holy Cow I can't believe it's been 16 years since the med/io of 89! Had some great times aboard the Hewes. I got out of the navy in 92 and moved back to Ohio. In 2000 I was fortunate enough to land a job as VP of for an export packing company in Charleston. I am married with 3 children and live in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
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BM3 Jeff Sellers (1985-1989) — Checked-in: 02/18/2005
Looking for Rick Birtcher. He was on the Hewes from 85 to at least 90, we were the best of buddies would like to hear from him again, everybody called me Russ, that was my nickname.
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LTJG Joe Molinari (1977-1981) — Checked-in: 02/16/2005
I am retired now and lining back in Charleston (Mt Pleasant). I'm a Senior Consultant with Booz-Allen. Have met or spoken to the following shipmates in the past year: Lt Mike Strunk, LT (CDR) Jim Shelton and LT (CAPT) Dan Holloway. Will always miss the "Joey Boat."
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LT George L. Breeden (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 02/04/2005
OPS Joseph Hewes DE/FF-1078. After leaving Hewes went to CDS-9 as OPS/Training/Readiness officer, then taught History at the Naval Academy, then to Arthur W. Raford as XO, then to USNAVEUR in London as Head of Policy Branch. Then to Naval Academy again as Assoc. Chairman of Political Science Department and Interim Chairman of Foreign Language Department. Retired in 1990, worked for Summit Research 1991-1997, doing war games at Naval War College, Navy Lessons Learned at White Oak, MD, with site manager tours in San Diego (Third Fleet) and Gaeta, IT (Sixth Fleet). Then to VGS, 1997-2002, supporting Office of Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation) and continuing that support with SAIC since 2003. Married to Barbara Kelly of Willow Grove PA. Two grown children, both with good jobs and out of the house.
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SM3 Joseph Farrell (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 01/30/2005
sm3 brian ward...you still go by the wiz huh? I to wonder what happened to john porter.he was a cool dude. hey i found a picture of you holding a .45 to my head while on roving patrol...stupid kids huh? great web site.............later
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STGCS James H. Petrausch (Precomm-1974) — Checked-in: 01/26/2005
Hi again everyone. Great to see all the crew signing in. Am now in touch with quite a few sailors from the 70-74 era and a bunch of us are going on the 2005 reunion cruise out of Mobile the end of June. Haven't seen a soul off the Joey since Dec. of 74, so it will be a blast, I know. Hope some more of you sign up. The more the merrier! Sure great reading all the comments and feel I know some of you that boarded the Joey even after I left!
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BT3 Daryl York (1979-1980) — Checked-in: 01/23/2005
BT-3 York reporting in.Time flyes seems like yesterday we were in the Med. I have already seen some guys I served with and thought about over the years. Thanks to this site I will now be able to contact them.
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ET2 Kevin York (1984-1989) — Checked-in: 01/06/2005
WOW...there probably isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of the Joseph Hewes and working on the SPS-40 air search radar, SPS-10 Surface search Radar, or the SRN-15 Tacan Beacon Transponder, moreso the guys I worked with and served with ...Most of the memories bring smiles to my face.. others have me looking for a shot glass...lol.. If I had a dollar for every coat of wax we had to put down in the p-way. IMPORTANT NOTE to the future designers of the ships: Never Put OE Division adject to "Officers Country". Thanks to all the officers who heeded the Shout "Stay to your right!...GRRRR...DAMMIT...thats a nice new step in the fresh wax". However, it was if they busted their ass.. What can I say, ET's had a sick sense of humor...lol. And those memories and attention to detail to "keep a straight face without laughing" until they left is still priceless today. Served with a bunch of great guys, especially the ET's I worked with during the course of my "4 yr 6 month 10 day" tenure on the Joey Boat. Wanted to give a shout out to them: ETC BAX, ET1 Medford, ET2 Rath, ET2 Melvin, ET2 Kwiek, ET2 Jacobs, ETC Hernandez, ET1 Zeeger, ET2 Long, ET3 Hornberger, ET3 Hall, ET3 Newell, ET3 Brown...alot of others that I just dont recall off the top of my Head. You guys kept it real but you kept it fun even in the shittiest of times. Thanks to ET1 Donald Long for telling me about the Website.
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HT2 Tim Harn (1983-1985) — Checked-in: 01/06/2005
Hello! to all former crew members. I spoke with Jeff Sams (EM3), hes said there was a website so I thought I would check it out. My deepest sympathy to the family of Barney Pape. I do remember him and he was a genuine good man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I saw several other names that I recognize. It brought back alot of memories, what a great time we had, no matter how much B.S. or time underway. The 83 MED the Caribbean and the 85 UNITAS was the time of my life. Take care all and good-bye from Iowa!
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FC2(SW) Dean Vandrese (1985-1990) — Checked-in: 01/05/2005
It's great to check in from time to time. Read about the memories of others and remember some of my own. Anyone know what happened to Jack Alberts? Like to say hey to the 2nd Division that I knew when I was onboard. I often think of my time aboard the hewes and it never fails to bring a smile on my face. I'm sorry to hear about Barney. He was a great guy. Everyone take care and I will be back soon. Mark if you see this give me a call. How is Johnny Walker Red Doing?
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BM3 Gerald Fronce (Late 80s-Early 90s) — Checked-in: 01/01/2005
Just wanted to catch up with the crew and say hi to first div. Also to find Dapper, Starkey and of course Hawespipe. Great site.
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EM2 Philip Amick (9/73-3/77) — Checked-in: 12/30/2004
A lot of good memories, with some fine people.
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LT Mike Strunk (6/76-1/80) — Checked-in: 12/26/2004
Just wanted to update my email address and supply a bit of gossip. Recently I was in Memphis Tn on business and got to have dinner with Dan Holloway. Dan was a JO on the Hewes in the late 70's and early 80's. He is now the head Surface Warfare detailer for the Navy and rumor has it that he is on the list for Admiral. I'm not sure , but he could be the first Admiral that served on the Hewes. Anyway, when it becomes official, congratulations would certainly be in order. I don't have his email address, but he's stationed at the Naval Air Station in Bartlet, Tn. Great website. Keep up the good work.
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HT2(SW) Sherman D. Hare (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 12/25/2004
Wanted to update my stuff. Made the Dalles reunion and really looking forward to 05 hadn't made a cruise since 88.
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PCSN David Butcher (1983-1984) — Checked-in: 12/16/2004
ONBOARD IN THE EARLY 80'S. WENT ON UNITAS HAD A GREAT TIME, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD CREW.
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GMC Steve Cobb (Late 80s to early 90s) — Checked-in: 12/04/2004
Was onboard from late 80s to early 90s even went from Charleston to Texas with the Hewes. Just wanted to say hello to all.
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LT Joe Coppa (1982 - 1986) — Checked-in: 12/03/2004
I recently found my cruise books from the '83 Med and '86 UNITAS deployments. What memories! Without a doubt, the people I served with onboard the Hewes were the best I have ever run across. It was a privilege serving with them: they made what seemed unbearable bearable, if not fun! I left active duty after my time on the Hewes, I have nothing to compare it with but I suspect the brutal schedule during the early '80s was NOT typical. But somehow the crew turned it into the experience of a lifetime. I wonder if anybody else feels the same.....
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LT Todd Brown (Feb 1988 - Aug 1990) — Checked-in: 11/27/2004
Glad to see that our ship has a website on which everyone can stay in touch ... it's amazing how, as time passes, the good times far outweigh the not-so- good times from our years onbd the Joey Boat ... fondly recall now my days onbd her, as A-Gang Divo, then M Divo, then B Divo, and finally as MPA ... Med/IO '89 ... good times, good friends ... thanks for the great website, hope to hear from some old shipmates as your time permits ... all the best ...
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STG2 Tim Clark (81-85) — Checked-in: 11/26/2004
STG1 Barney Pape has passed away of natural causes at his home in San Diego, California, November 24th 2004. His family has asked me to pass the word on to his friends with whom he served on board the Hewes from 1983 -89. A.J., Frenchman,Goss please contact me at my e-mail address, it would mean alot to his family.
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SMSN Brian L. Ward (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 11/25/2004
Just checking in. Wanting to wish all "The Crew" of the Joey a wonderful holiday season. I still live in the Keystone state and would love to hear from any of you!
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EN2 Thomas Phipps (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 11/23/2004
Hi you guys. It has been a long time. I hope you are all healthy. I was a bit surprised to happen onto this website and see the group photo with my crew on the photo page. Lower front...Chuck Carlson, Pat Congdon, Me, Glenn Ulrich...some guy flipping the bird. Its been 30 years, but some things remain the same. The girl I met with two weeks to go on the Joey is still my wife and best friend. I still own the Austin Healey Sprite I drove, and had trouble getting base stickers on 'cause the turn signals kept shorting out. I have two grown daughters, one at Evergreen State College in Olympia and the other an RN at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. Being an Engineman in A Gang and before that on a Tender taught me that anything can be figured out. After leaving the navy, I built my house, and several large boats, and then spent the past 22 years as a firefighter. And something else will follow soon. I have always been thankful for the guidance of Lt. Mastin, and Lt. Washington for being so patient with me and the others. I know for a fact that we tested their patience. Their patience held, and I have tried to remember that when dealing with the steady stream of young firefighters. There are some names I didn't see in the rosters besides my own, Rich Jamula for one, and Mark Johnson of Three Rivers, Mass. I'll let them know about this site. Bobby Hall!!!I want my binoculars back-you can keep the John Denver Casette you ran off with. Maine Hillbilly. Oh, and no matter how messed up the planet gets, I'm pretty sure they will never trust us in uniform again, so breathe easy.That is all. Tom.
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RM3 Larry Arszman (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 11/08/2004
"CLIFF NOTE" version....I just found this site...It was interesting looking through all the links...brought back good memories. I was the guitar player in the Greenfields during my tour of duty (I use to play my black LesPaul behind my head). Just recently I made contact with Paul (our Drummer). I am currently working at Procter &: Gamble, I still play music. When I left the Navy, I was RM1 at Crystal City communications unit, Virginia. I just heard about the lastest reunion...would love to attned the next one!!!
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SH3 James A. Neal (1971-1974) — Checked-in: 11/03/2004
Worked for 15 years in the food service field. Went back to school in 1990-Graduated with an Accounting degree. Now work 3 or 4 jobs doing accounting. If you ever get to Billings, Montana look me up.
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ETN2 Scott Seick (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 09/22/2004
This is so great!! It was fun to look back and remember all the good times I had with so many great friends.
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LT Mike Rousseau (1987-1991) — Checked-in: 09/11/2004
Served as ASWO, A-DIVO, and M-DIVO while onboard. Many fond memories and a few not so fond, but memorable just the same!
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AT2 Don Higgins (1972) — Checked-in: 09/06/2004
This site was found by my oldest son. He was born while I was on the cruise in 72. I guess it was a long time ago. But, even though it makes me feel old, it's still a great site. Keep an eye out for more pics that will be sent out shortly. Including some scans of the Joey's Plans of the Day that I saved.
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GMG2 Michael Chadbourne (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 09/04/2004
Would like to hear from anyone who servered with me during my time on board.
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OS3 Troy Raxdale (1987-1991) — Checked-in: 08/29/2004
Met some great people on that ship. Wish I had kept up with them over the years.
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SK2 Jim Crone (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 08/24/2004
Missed the reunion, Maybe I'll catch the next one.
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STG2 Michael Ryan (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 08/17/2004
Marvelous website! Great to see all these familiar (again) names. I think I lost 20 years looking at this site. Two Meds and a North Atlantic.
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ET2(SW) Stanley J. Kwiek (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 08/17/2004
Just checkin back in, and updating my email address. Retired last Oct just shy of 24 Active. Double dipping now as a contractor. lol
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STG3 Doyle Barker (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 07/30/2004
Did a Med Cruise on the Joey Boat in 1983. Loved every minute of it.
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FA Norman D. Penderson (1990-1991) — Checked-in: 07/28/2004
It was a pleasure to serve.
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LCDR Carl Morrison (1983-1985) — Checked-in: 07/22/2004
I served onboard Joseph Hewes as Engineer Officer. It was a rewarding tour as I definitely learned everyday. I met the ship overseas in Palma during the 1983 Med deployment. I was onboard when the Marines were killed in Lebanon and Hewes was in a fire suport station, at GQ, but with no targets to shoot. I left the ship the day before she left for the Unitas cruise, for which I have been forever sad.I retired from the Navy in 1991 and now teach 8th grade science in Yorktown, Va.
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DK2 Mark Klee (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 07/20/2004
Wow, great website. Nice to hear from all of you. Spent a couple of days with John Allyn (OS2) in Indiana a few months back and he showed me this website. And we did talk about you OSC Purvis.... and many of our other shipmates. John said we had a great softball team but I told them it must of happened after I left the team. I am still looking to hear from DKC Danny Cobarabia (sorry about the spellin Dan). And DK1 Wooten. I would love to hear from ya all.
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MM2 Palmer Dent (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 07/19/2004
Checking back in. Nice to see that BT1 Frank Johnson has also checked back in. Shoot me an e-mail Frank and let's talk.
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OS1 Clarence Purvis (1980-1985) — Checked-in: 07/19/2004
Hey i am back love to hear from you guys on the "Joey Boat" during Unitas 26 , have many stories to tell... great site...
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LT Joseph Macry (1987-1991) — Checked-in: 07/18/2004
EMO/EWO, CICO, ELO
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EM2 Tim Clark (1982-1986) — Checked-in: 07/17/2004
The Joey Boat was my last command I served on but it was good times, steel beach parties and Flight Quarter In the MED. Has anyone heard from HT1 Mitch Jacobs? I know he went to College and became a preacher. This is a great site.
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MM3 Paul G. Walde ((PreCom) 1971 - 1974) — Checked-in: 07/16/2004
Hi Guys (too many to mention by name), wish I had been able to make the 04 reunion, but still remember Dallas/Ft Worth with fond memories. Planning on going to 05. Anyway, I think I found Lt. Baldwin from PreComm crew but can't email him. Does anyone have a "Gold" membership in classmates.com I got an email from them letting me know there were 27 new people signed in at various schools, etc (including Joey boat) Well his name just popped up at the classmates.com USS Joseph Hewes list. If someone with a gold membership could go there and email him to point him in the right(ous) direction to our humble site maybe we can get him into the fold and join us in 05 in FL
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HTFN Glenn F. Ulrich (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 07/06/2004
Just another look back onto this list to see who else has signed on. Where did you guys get info on the 2004 reunion? PLEASE add me to either the email or snail mail list for 2005, I would have gone to Charleston if I'd had the information!
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RM2 Frank Hall (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 07/04/2004
This is a great site. My grandson was asking about ships like the Midway and I told him about the Joey Hewes. Then we did a search and found this site. Good job! I was a Radioman on the Hewes on our around the world cruise to Nam and other exciting places in 1972 and with the assistance and permission of Captain Ward was able to start a ships news/sports show which we did every day while deployed.
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BT1(SW) Frank Johnson (1990-1994) — Checked-in: 07/04/2004
Just checking back in, was looking for any info on Buddy Norton. Wonder if the old goat is still kicking. Took a trip to Charleston last year, and the place has really changed. Looking forward to hearing from any BT's from 1990-Decom. Would like to see some of you guys at the next reunion, when ever that may be.
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OS2 Jeff Adkins (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 07/01/2004
Checkin' in again! Hi shipmates! I still have not been able to find OS2 Clarence Purvis or OS2 William Ray Gardner III. I have heard from a bunch of you too! This is a great web site! Some of the best friends I ever had were my shipmates on the Joey.
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 07/01/2004
Hi mates, My email is still the same. Just wanted to connect and tell you I'm interested in '05 reunion. I was at '03 in Dallas-Ft Worth, great time. I have stayed in touch with "WILLY" Al Wilson and we found Steve Laidlaw in San Jose Calif. Wish we could connect with Jefferson and Doxie, and Billy Irving. How about Ron Wilson the 1st class signalman? Hey to all the groupe that made it to the 1st reunion...Bob(Mike)Miller,Paul Walde(roomie),Griff and Mrs. Griff, "duck", t-ball, Summerhill, Holmgreen, etc.etc.Hope to see more at the next one.
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SN Frank J. Brazda (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 06/24/2004
Found the JOEY just out of curiousity one day. Glad I found it. Thanks for the photos and the memories.
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MM3 Dave Brown (90-92) — Checked-in: 06/20/2004
I am Dave Brown MM3 type from 90-92. I spotted my name on the not heard from list so I figure I better check in. I am a civilian now but since I had the misfortune of staying reserves I am now a BM1 and have been recalled to Kuwait for the last 4 months. I really enjoy your site and you have done a great job, and provide a great service. It sure beats listing on classmates.com military (Alot of people there too). Anyways thanks for your help in finding some friends.
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MMC Paul S. Reid (Pre/Com to 1974) — Checked-in: 06/16/2004
Fellow shipmates you missed one Hell of a reunion in Charleston, SC. Thanks to { The Duck } I understand the plans are being made for 2005. Talk to your old sipmates, they will up-date you. Rob Summerhill will be injecting photos I'm sure. Believe me the MEN that followed the Pre/Comers were up to the task and more. Id serve with them any time anywhere, and am on call to anyone of them anytime. Check in, Drop an E-Mail, Call, [ collect if needed ] I'll answer you. We need you at the next Reunion. See you there.
Paul
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GMGSN Andy J. Wood (1973-1974) — Checked-in: 06/16/2004
Just returned from the "Joey Reunion 04"(I've been able to be at both). This year we were in Charleston, SC. It was great seeing our old shipmates. Larry 'Duck' Chechak was our host and what an awesome job he did. We were able to go aboard the USS Yorktown and release a wreath to our shipmates who have made it to the final Port-of-Call and it touched us all. We salute you Larry and thanks again for the wonderful time we all had.Looks like I drew the short straw for hosting "Joey Reunion 05". We are looking at Panama City Beach, FL it should be great. Contact me if you would like to be there.
Woody
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TM3 James Meskill (1993-1994) — Checked-in: 06/16/2004
I was on board when the ship moved from SC -->: TX then onto CA. I always had a hanger deck full of Cubans, outside of my Mag.
If anyone knows where to find "Chad Moser" please let me know. He was the shaved head shop keep...
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SA James Forbis (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 06/15/2004
I first typed in the ship name on a whim, and was overwhelmed with nostalgia. Whoever is responsible for this site has my appreciation for this unexpected glimpse of our shared past. Thank you.
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LT Chuck Sanders (1988-1990) — Checked-in: 05/26/2004
Enjoyed my tour as Weapons Officer with a very fine crew. Now a manager for a technology company.
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STGSN John Bowman (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 05/18/2004
I haven't thought about the "Huey" in a very long time. I thought folks just forget about us old guys. You know, before PC's ancient history. I saw alot of names I remembered and not a few e-mail addys. You can be sure I'll be burning up the sat tonite. I was just a green kid, didn't know shit. But Ed Peters and Bill Schwartz took me under their wing. Great guys. I always seemed to get transferred right before a o'seas deployment. I landed in Hawaii on another can, the "Ouellet" FF-1077, can you believe it?! I finally made a westpac! I'll never forget the guys aon the Hewes tho' you helped me grow and become a man!
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HTFN Glenn F. Ulrich (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 05/17/2004
Yo, troops, hope you are having a great X-Navy Day. It is good to see so many names from sooo long ago. If any of you are in contact with Bruce Moore ET3 and John Crego BT3- please have them contact me via this board. I would be glad to hear from any old Joey boat shipmates. This site is so cool, thanks to Gibson for its upkeep. Hello, Paul Walde, do you remember "swim call"?
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BT2 Dale Hammond (1976 to November 1978) — Checked-in: 05/16/2004
Yo!! Was not sure how to edit my e-mail address. This is the new one. No wonder I have not heard any news. When and where is the next reunion????
Thanks Hammond
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MM3 Edwin Cowden (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 05/13/2004
Good ship and crew , but I remember how hot Charlestown was.
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FA David Boyle (1986-1987) — Checked-in: 05/07/2004
Great to find this site and see some old names.
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SN Dennis Neylon (1985-1986) — Checked-in: 04/26/2004
I was a deck seamen in deck division from 85- 87 when I left to got to DINFOS...I was aboard for UNITAS/WARC and the SRA afterwards....edited the cruisebook for UNITAS...HEWES was my first duty station and only ship for 14 yr career...now live outside Detroit where I work at VA hospital.
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OS2 Carl Gumz (1974-1977) — Checked-in: 04/25/2004
ITS NICE TO SEE ALOT OF OLD FAMILIAR NAMES GRIFF SCHWERPS (SCHWARTS) BOLTON (MR FTN) FULLER FLATOW (HAROLD GET SCHMUZ A HAMBURGER) WHERES DOXIE AND JEFFERSON(JEFF) IVE GOT QUITE ALOT OF PICS FROM THE MIDEAST CRUISE AND BERMUDA AND THE SHELLBACK INITIATION WELL I CANT TYPE FOR $#@% SO I'LL QUIT FOR NOW THANKS FOR THE XMAS CARD GRIFF I GOT SOME GOOD STUFF FOR YOU.
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SKSN Shawn A. White (1993-Decom) — Checked-in: 04/24/2004
Because of the leadership and the quality of sailors we had on the Hewes, I am where I am today. I will never forget the time I served on the J. Hewes.
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YNSA Stephen Cole (1993-Decom) — Checked-in: 04/09/2004
Just wanted to say it has been a while since I have connected to my past, and it has truly been eye opening. I am looking at an opportunity to go back active duty in the Navy. I am hoping someone would be able to help me locate my last eval or be willing to give a recommendation if you remember me. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
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GMGSA Robert J. Summerhill (1970 (PRE-COM) to 1975) — Checked-in: 04/08/2004
New E-mail. Look forward to seeing all of you guys at this years reunion. I'm working on more photo's to bring along.
Rob.
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BT1 Bob Patterson (1981-1986) — Checked-in: 03/31/2004
Outstanding job on the website. I really enjoyed going through the names and recalling faces. Please add me to the "found" muster list. I was on the Joey Boat from 1981 to 1986, leaving as a BT1. I have a few other names that are not on the missing muster and will be happy to forward them to you. I look forward to hearing from you and watching the site as it grows.
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MM2 David Newell (1990-1992) — Checked-in: 03/28/2004
Lot of missing names from 90-92, how about MM3 Dave Brown, MM2 Bucky Dent, MM2 Rodney Crofoot, and MM3 Karsten Woods to name a few.Had a great time while I was there, still sailin on the lakes.
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QMSN Dina Faust (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 03/24/2004
Being on the Hewes was one of the best times of my life. I walked away with sense of accomplishment (well actually my daughter is really my accomplishment..haha) but my time on board really made a difference in my life. Let alone the great friends I still have from my time on board. Lynn Chow (still active, now a LT Commander) and I commented how time has flown by, this year will be 10 years that the ship has been decommissioned. So much has happened since then. If anyone ever gets to Houston look me up. My last name is now Connolly. And if anyone knows where QM1 Burgess is, please let me know!!!
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HT2 Mike Mallan (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 03/21/2004
I just heard about this web site today and hope to hear from some of you guys.
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MM2 Palmer Dent (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 03/19/2004
I kept the promise. I am currently a Regional Supervisor with an Insurance Company that does Boiler and Vessel Inspections. Out of all the tours spent in the NAVY "Joey" was the best. YO! Dave, where is my video tape?
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SA Charles A. Seybolt (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 03/19/2004
Came across this site a year ago and brings back many memories, from the long long watches to and on the gunline,to the around the world trip and shellback ceremonies. As a member of div 1, I would like to forget about all the painting but now look back on it with fond memories... Keep up the great work on a super site and best to all Joey mates.
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EM3 Richard A. Mann (1983-1988) — Checked-in: 03/15/2004
I live in Marietta, Georgia and work at Lockheed Martin on the F-22.
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RM3 James Heckenkamp (Precom-1972) — Checked-in: 03/15/2004
To all my old crew mates,
I have often thought of our times in New Port and Boston, but our times in Nam are the Best. A new ship and crew and how we pulled together is something special. Yes we screwed up a few times, but when we got it together we were really good. Hi to all my old mates. Plank Owner, RM3 Woody Heckenkamp
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STG1 Gary Kozera (77-81/88-89) — Checked-in: 03/04/2004
Aye mates ! I stumbled across this fine site and thought I would ask permission to come aboard one more time. I pulled two tours on the Joey Boat, and thatship was the best of the Fleet in all respects. I recognize alot of names here and those who remember me feel free to contact me. I am now a Sing:e parent, so Reunions, unless close are out of the question ! I am currently still in Norfolk, VA working as a contractor in Information Assurance with the Navy SEALS, supporting them any way we can. STG3 Griz Adams has contacted me long ago and it was good to hear his voice. To all of you, Thanks for being part of the Elite Hewes Crew and Carry on the memories.That is all.
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STG3 Derrick A. Suddreth (1979-1981) — Checked-in: 02/18/2004
Why does Chippy Frantz not have an e-mail address? Do they not have computers and the internet in Heber Springs, Ark. yet? Hate I missed the reunion... I just found the website today. Sure do miss all y'all. I'm living in Rock Hill, South Cackalaki as you read this. That's upstate SC for all you Yankees, just below Charlotte in "the old north state". In fact, I'm so close to NC, I can almost spit 'backer juice 'cross the state line. Somebody e-mail or call or write or sumpin' afore I go wackers, ya hear?And speakin' of hearin, I damn near lost most of it in my right ear at a Ted Nugent concert in the early 80's. Alright, it was really industrial noise exposure in a truck factory that caused it, but the first story sounded better, right? Kinda' ironic considering I was a Sonar Tech, huh?Why does Chippy Frantz not have an e-mail address? Do they not have computers and the internet in Heber Springs, Ark. yet? Hate I missed the reunion... I just found the website today. Sure do miss all y'all. I'm living in Rock Hill, South Cackalaki as you read this. That's upstate SC for all you Yankees, just below Charlotte in "the old north state". In fact, I'm so close to NC, I can almost spit 'backer juice 'cross the state line. Somebody e-mail or call or write or sumpin' afore I go wackers, ya hear?And speakin' of hearin, I damn near lost most of it in my right ear at a Ted Nugent concert in the early 80's. Alright, it was really industrial noise exposure in a truck factory that caused it, but the first story sounded better, right? Kinda' ironic considering I was a Sonar Tech, huh?
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LT Dan Bereck (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 02/16/2004
Hello to all of the "Joey Boat's" shipmates. I found this site by accident but it has been nice to connect with some old friends who I had lost touch with. I served as Navigator in 1980, DCA in 1979, and ELO in 1978.
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EWC(SW) Stewart H. Bates (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 01/28/2004
The Joseph Hewes is very special to me. It was were I was initiated by a very special group of Chiefs and a fine Captain.
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STG3 Guy Huber (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 01/13/2004
Yes, I too received an out of the blue phone call from Larry (The Duck aka:Chicken Breast) Chechak. Retired in 1997 after 26 years.
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BM1 Timothy Stacey (1993) — Checked-in: 01/12/2004
I only got to visit the Hewes one time as a reservist but I really enjoyed my time aboard. I spent my entire active duty time(1976-1980) riding "tin cans." I wouldn't trade them for any other. The crew is always closer because it is small and the liberty ports......oh the liberty ports!
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HT3 Charles R. Wondrash (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 12/28/2003
It sure was a surprise to see this Home Page, was not on board very long as you can see, but had some good times.
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OS3 Michael Larson (Precomm-1974) — Checked-in: 12/24/2003
IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE DAY AND I JUST LOOKED UP THE OLD SHIP ON THE INTERNET. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. IM STILL ALIVE UP IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA, AT WARROAD JUST 6 MILES FROM THE BORDER OF CANADA. THE ICE IS READY FOR ICE FISHING COME ON UP.
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OS2 Toby F. Prescott (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 12/11/2003
I would love to hear for anyone onboard the JOEY BOAT between 1980-83. I would love to hear form my name sake OSC Jesse Prescott.....GOD BLess
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SN Paul Canizzaro (1971) — Checked-in: 12/08/2003
Just wanted to throw my name out after over 30 years.
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OS3 Pete Santiago (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 12/02/2003
YOU GUYS NEED TO UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESSES SO SHIPMATES CAN STAY IN TOUCH. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU. GOD BLESS.
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LT(SG) Daniel T. Hsu (1994-1995) — Checked-in: 11/20/2003
I was the first Electrical Officer of ROCN Lan Yang back to 1994. I particiapted the decommission of FFT-1078 at Long Beach, CA and the commission of FFG-935 at SuOau, Taiwan. Glad to find this website.
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FTG2 Rodney Knuth (1972-1978) — Checked-in: 11/19/2003
Hey, I heard about this website from: I think everybody's friend (Larry (Duck) Chechak). Definately have some good memories of the Joey Boat. I remember our "Nam" cruise that started out as a "Med cruise" then ended as a round the world cruise, and yes let us trusty shellbacks rise. And yes swim call will always have a special meaning to me. And speaking of special meaning how about Gordon Lightfoot's song "Sundown" performed on the ships close-circuit TV by one of our barely talented sonar techs. Well, I could go on and on but I'll stop for now.
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HTFN Rudy Acs (1972/73) — Checked-in: 11/16/2003
I now work for Military Sealift Command As a civilian mainer. My position is a small arms and Fire Fighting instructor. I'm still married after 30 years with three sons. Life is great hope to here from you all soon. Rudy
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LT Ronald R. Hopkins (1983-1985) — Checked-in: 11/10/2003
Served on the Hewes from 83-85. Originally was slotted as CICO/EWO but was shifted to Engineering Dept as MPA. Transfered off while on UNITAS/WATC 85.Left active duty in 1990. Spent 2 years on IRR rolls and then was transfered to the retired reserve list. Almost all (90%) of my fondest memories of the navy are from my tour on the Hewes.
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LCDR Jeff Huggins (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 09/29/2003
Well put together web site. Served as Weapons officer from 1992-1994. Currently serving as the assistant Naval Attache to Japan at the Embassy in Tokyo.
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STG3 John F. Adams (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 09/20/2003
Great to find the site and leave some info.
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AT2 Tom Weisgerber (1975 LAMPS Indian Ocean) — Checked-in: 08/11/2003
Just the one Indian Ocean Cruise, but I have some great Shellback Pics, I'll find them and scan for the web site.
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OS1 Edward J. Bolduc, Jr. (1983-1987) — Checked-in: 07/31/2003
Good to find a website with the "Joey Boat". It is really good to see so many former shipmates listed here. Good luck to all of you. Still active in NC.
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RM2 Steve Laidlaw (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 07/22/2003
After 28 years I received a phone call from Willie Wilson who served with me on the USS Joseph Hewes. What a great suprise. Talked with RM3 John Reitano and we talked about the good old times. Want to say hi to some of the guys. Alex Constance see you stayed in and made chief.Hope you drive better now, than in South Carolina.Flattoooow what's up. Good picture of you old radio guys.Bakken, see you made chief. With the way you smoked the butts, good to see your still around.Mr Carnavale, An Admiral.Knew you were a great leader when you had to deal with a certain Radio person. You handled it well and were pretty cool as a young Ensign. You probably remember me as a wise #$$. I will definately be at the next reunion.
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STG1 Ed Peters (1973-1978) — Checked-in: 07/09/2003
The first USS Joseph Hewes reunion in now history! Twenty five of 1078's crew came together in Dallas for a walk down memory lane. Tales were told, pictures taken and old friendships rekindled. We topped off the reunion with a trip to old Ft. Worth and Billy Bobs'. We all decided to look at another reunion in 3 years. Potential sites are Orlando, Fl, Charleston, SC, or Vegas. Watch the site for pictures from this year's reunion coming soon!
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STG3 Alan A. Lamoureux (1973-1974) — Checked-in: 07/08/2003
Just got back from the Hewes Reunion in Dallas-Fort Worth (4th of July Weekend, 2003)...it was a blast! So many shipmates to catch up time with, and what a great time we had! (Thanks Ed Peters, for all you did to make it happen!) I joined the Joey during it's "real" Med cruise in 73 (not the one that ended up in Nam!)...caught up with it in Toulon, France in September, fresh out of A-School in Key West, Fla. I was only on board for a year as part of a test program where sailors went to A-School, spent a year at sea, then returned for C-School. What a great year it was: Med cruise, intro to Newport, RI, homeport change to Charleston, our summer cruise to the Bahamas, upkeep (ugh!) in Charleston, then transfer in Sept '74.I converted to Sub duty during C-school (Hey, $50 bucks a month extra...that was like a 15-20% pay raise!), then did boomers out of Charleston, shore duty in Groton Ct, 6 years of fast attack duty in Pearl Harbor, Selected for CWO in 86, did a bunch of "neat shit", then on to shore duty in Bangor, Wa where I retired in '94.But Joey was my first sea tour, and as was proven at the reuinion, friends made there were lifelong shipmates!Looking forward to the next reuinion, maybe we can even get some more of the "old Joey crew" together!
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YNC(SW) Kenneth Carter (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 07/08/2003
Found out about the web page from PNCS(Ret) Jim Hoopman. Informed me of recent reunion. Sorry I missed it. Hope to hear from all.
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BM2 Mark E. Thomas (1986-1990) — Checked-in: 07/06/2003
Can you say Palma Spain!
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RM3 Eric Weber (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 06/26/2003
I served on board the Hewes from July 78 to May 1980. Met a lot of good guys on it and have a lot of memories, some good some not so good, but always fun. Our Radio Shack became Ft. Allen PR reincarnated as many of us from Ft. Allen ended up there within a few months of one another. Want to give a shout-out to Bill Custer and Mike Hess. Tom I would give you one but I know you don't have web access, you cheap bastard.
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FC3 Mark Winchester (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 06/20/2003
Fond memories of my time on the Hewes. Over the years I have kept in touch with FCSC John Walker and FC2 Dean VanDrese. While on vacation this year I met up with Dean. Spent about two hours sharing pictures and stories of our time aboard the Hewes.
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SM1 Martin D. Blackman (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 06/12/2003
Looking for shipmates that were stationed in Hewes during Beirut bombing.
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MMC Paul S. Reid (Pre/Com to 1974) — Checked-in: 06/04/2003
Question? Do any of the Pre/Commers remember the west pack coming home party at the Newport CPO club? Remember who provided the music? I'll bet Chechauk does. 1 more. Anyone remember being dead in the water for 108 hrs while we fixed the spring bearing on the main shaft. Almost had to pull in to Mayport under tow. We didin't because of the great crew of { Snipes } that fixed it.Still a great ship.
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GMG1 Chris Hummel (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 06/03/2003
Had a great time on the ":Joey boat": served with some of the Navy's finest, Enjoying retirement as of April 2002, I'm back in wonderful Charleston SC again.
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EM2 Mike Parsell (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 06/03/2003
Whatta a great blast from the past! Billy Dean, can I rent you a bicycle? Where is Steve Glore?
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LTJG Jim Lees (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 05/28/2003
Rotated through as Admin Officer, EMO/EWO, and MPA. Still have many fond memories of my days on the Joseph Hewes, including a Med/IO cruise in 1989. Enjoyed the web-site.
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OSCS(SW) Brad Duffell (1985-1989) — Checked-in: 05/19/2003
Looking forward to the reunion. I will be staying at the Embassy Suites roomed With Jim Hoopman. Count me in on all of the events (no guest).
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STGCM(SW) Ron Coffey (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 05/19/2003
Arrived on board just in time to make the UNITAS Cruise. Great cruise, even better crew! See you at the reunion.
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EW2(SW) Richard T. Crockford, Jr. (1991-1992) — Checked-in: 04/24/2003
Was onboard FF1078 from 1991-1992 then I was transferred to FFG 40 when the Joseph Hewes became a training frigate.
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STG2 Stephen McNutt (1989-1993) — Checked-in: 04/22/2003
I served on board may 1989-may 1993 in third division. made MED/IO cruise 1989 several trips to caribbean and really enjoyed my four years on board. Wouldn't trade the experiences for any job I've ever had. It was really good to see alot of old names and I hope I get to talk to some of them.Thanks for the memories. GO NAVY
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OS3 David Devoss (1993) — Checked-in: 04/18/2003
I was a reservist on board the Hewes during the summer cruise to Europe in 1993. It was a good ship and a great crew.
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BM3 William S. Fox (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 03/21/2003
My name is William S. Fox and I served on the Joseph Hewes from June 72-74 as BM3. Made VietNam cruise in 72 and Med cruise in 74. Currently live in Oregon and work as illustrator/watercolor artist. Hello to all.
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MR2 Michael Hurt (1992-1993) — Checked-in: 03/20/2003
Great webpage. I was looking for pictures of the ship.
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EW2 Jeff Strom (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 03/13/2003
Interesting site. I just remember walking on the walls in rough seas. That was fun. Broke the boat up quite a bit off New York in rough water in 1980.
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IC3 Keith M. Hipol (1971-1973) — Checked-in: 03/13/2003
A long time since Newport,R.I., surprized to find a web site for the old tin can. Hello to all the old ":R": division boys.

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STG3 Don Smith (1983-1985) — Checked-in: 03/05/2003
I have fond memories of the Navy and the experiences I had. Whatever happened to Commander Lundquist anyways?
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ETNSN Mancel French (Precomm-1972) — Checked-in: 03/05/2003
I remember the jungle.
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MM3 Ken Webb (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 03/03/2003
WOW! I can't believe I ran across this site. I served aboard the Joey from 82 to 85 in M-Division. So many great memories of places and shipmates. With all the years that have passed it gets harder to remember the names, I still see the faces in my mind just cant always remember the names. There are a few that still come to mind and I'm glad to see them hear on this site. Hi Tim Clark, Joe Screws, Corey Bell, Skeeter Johnson. Hope you all are doing well.
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HT2 Donald Zack (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 02/28/2003
This is GREAT! Being able to get in touch with some old names, That I almost forgot about. I try to keep in touch with Ken Podolski (The Mink), Dave Helvey, Mike Simpson (Blind Baby) & Jim Ricci on a steady basis. I see alot of other names on this site I hope to come in contact with. Hopfully everyone from the ":JOEY": will find this website and we'll have a real good turn out at the reunion. Take care, Hope to see you there. ps. Does anyone know the whereabouts of J.T. O'neil, I think he was from Ohio.
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MM2 Randall S. Dapper (1986-1991) — Checked-in: 02/27/2003
Greetings all! What a joy to find this webpage. I was aboard for the '87 MED and '89 MED/IO cruises. Man, there were definitely some adventures on those. To think that we were so welcome in Pakistan! It's amazing that I still say ":I was there for 4 years, 9 months, and 13 days.": Anyone wanting to share sea stories, drop me a line. Happy Sailing!
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STG1 Joseph Horling (Precomm-January 1975) — Checked-in: 02/27/2003
Can't believe I got a call out of the blue last weekend from Larry Chechak. It was great hearing from you after all these years and finding about this great website. I reported onboard during precom in October 1970 along with four other STG3's fresh out of 26CX ":C": school, Steve Kali, Jim Jones, Tom Kuntz and Jay Alm. Tom was discharged just prior to commissioning due to a family hardship. After a rather shakey start, an original six weeks or so precom detail turning into six plus months, its good to see the Joey had a long and illustrious career. Of course those first few years, Newport, Gitmo, Boston Shipyard, WestPac, The Med helped set the stage for all that followed. On a personal note, I moved back to New Jersey in 1975, joined the Reserves a few months later, and retired in 1995. I'm still married to Ginger. Our WestPac baby (born Oct. 1972) presented us with our first grandchild last August. I'll look forward to visiting this site from time to time and hopefully renew some old friendships.
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MMC Paul S. Reid (Pre/Com to 1974) — Checked-in: 02/25/2003
Good to be aboard again. Finest ship I ever served aboard. Great tour, great crew, great friends. You folks have just made my week a whole lot brighter. Looking forward to Texas. Anyone know where Allen Grider is?
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FTG2 Jim Graney (Pre-commisioning to 1975) — Checked-in: 02/24/2003
I was surprized to see all of the interest. I think is is great. I got a call from larry ":duck": chechak yesterday - BOY was it great to hear from an old friend - looking at this site brought back alot of good memories.
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GMG2 George Benesch (1971-1975) — Checked-in: 02/22/2003
First, Let me thank STG 3 Larry Chechak for taking the time to locate and inform me about the ": Joey ": website. It's been a long time, but a time never forgotten. I'd like to say hi to all the crew members, especially the plankowners, all on board for the West Pac '72 cruise and the first Joey Med cruise. And a special hello to: Bob Summerhill, Bob Miller, Rod ":The Man": Knuth, ":Squeak": Sobotka, Jim Graney, John Bentley and everone else in 2nd and Fox Division. Looking forward to hearing from all you ":Shellbacks":!
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OS2 James P. Jacobson (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 02/15/2003
To all my old shipmates ": slap leather":.
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HT2 Dan Winfield (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 02/11/2003
From Avondale to Nam. This site brought back a lot of memories!
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ICCS Mike Santos (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 02/09/2003
Just wanted to say that I ran across this site and what a great surpise. I recognize alot of the names and remember alot of the great memories, The Joey Boat was My first expierence at sea in my career and I gotta say it was tough but we worked hard and played hard too. That I must say is the biggest thing that has changed in the last 22 years. You still work hard but you can't play anywhere as hard as we were allowed to play back then. But I won't change a damn thing I did in my career.Great site, Great memories and look forward to talking to alot of you guys that remember me.
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MM3 James E. Ricci (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 02/09/2003
Got a phone call from DZ (Don Zack) last night (8 Feb 03), he told me of the Hewes web page. It was good to hear from him again, as it has been several years since our last communication. I had just returned from a three day TDY to Fort Lauderdale, FL. After my initial 4 years active with the NAVY, I took a year off and then returned to military service with the 133 Airlift Wing as a C-130 Loadmaster. It has been 22 years with the 133rd and we are presently preparing for a deployment to the middle east. Hope to join you all at the reunion this July but am not able to commit as yet. If I am deployed at that time I will make every attempt to communicate with you all via the internet.
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FCCM(SW) Jack Collier (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 02/07/2003
Served on board from Feb '86 to Jun '89. Served as Chief-Master-at-Arms: Command Fitness and 2nd Div Leading Chief. Looking forward to the reunion in July.
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LCDR Joseph B. Famme (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 02/05/2003
Thanks to all for a great website and keeping the spirit of Joseph Hewes and our great Navy alive. Hello to fellow shipmates. The last time I saw Joseph Hewes was on a visit to Taiwan in 1995. It was at the ROC Navy Base flying the ROC flag. My hosts accorded me much ":face": for having been XO of one of their new ships. Next to Joseph Hewes was ex-USS Cook also flying the ROC flag, where I had served as CO. I must be part Chinese. At the time of my ROC visit the PRC was testing their medium range missiles by launching them into ":target": zones just North and South of the island. Our host made sure our hotel room in Kaoshung had a view of the impact zone so we could take home the message. All the best to each of you.
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Aven Yang (1995-1997) — Checked-in: 02/04/2003
Hello there,I come from Taiwan.It's so great to visit this website.I served aboard the LAN-YANG(FF-935)(As you konw, the Hewes was renamed LAN-YANG here in Taiwan.)I work in Hospital as a Speech-Language Pathologist, but I still miss those ownderful days when I was aboard.Maybe I could offer you some new information about this ship.I also have some photos of this ship,and I am glad to share with you if you need.
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BT2 Paul Deal (1977-1982) — Checked-in: 01/25/2003
Just found out about this site.Wow really brought back some good memories.Some of the best times I had in the Navy. Would really like to hear from some of you guys.
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OSSN Frank Kealty (1981-1983) — Checked-in: 01/20/2003
Came across this website by chance, plugged FF-1078 into google and here I am. It's been a long time since my hitch on the Joey Boat but I still remember most of the good and the bad that happened back then. Pete Smith, Rich Caputo, Keith Forsythe, Rich Campolito, Kyle Sprouse, Rolando Salinas, Doherty, Toby Prescott, OSC Prescott, Lanny White, Mike Vidal, Joe Kirschbaum, Klee, Tom Thygerson, Jeff Salyers,Bateman,Bagby,Baur,AL OTTO,":Doc": Aveyard, Rod Haynes, and of course who could forget our favorite officer- Lt Brian McCann?
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DCC(SW) Terry Lambert (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 01/16/2003
It's good to know some of you guys are still around. I retired in 96 and now live in Missouri.
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BT2 Phillip R. Williams (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 01/13/2003
This web site is great!Just found about it.i have fond memories of the people i served with.UNITASWATC85 i will have those fond memories forever.Med Cruise 1987 now that was a working cruise.We lost half the ventilation in the Fireroom...boy what a hot place.Sorry to see BTCM Beal has not checked in.Him and BTCS Lott were great Chief petty officers.
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ET1 Donald Long (1986-1991) — Checked-in: 12/19/2002
First I want to say ":great job": on this website. I recognize a bunch of names and know of some that are not listed. Joe Byrd had a pic of the ET shop and the guys looking the way I remember. I still keep in touch with Frank Hall, Don Arth and a few others. I'll let them know about this site and add some other names to the list. I also have some pictures I can scan.
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LT David Adams (1991-1992) — Checked-in: 12/14/2002
Served as Weapons Officer. Made the homeport shift from Charleston to Ingleside, TX during Summer of '92.
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BM3 Henry N. Dredger (1981-1985) — Checked-in: 12/12/2002
Joined the Coast Guard after the Navy I was a ":shallow water sailor": for awhile. I ran into some former ":Joey Boat": crew in the USCG, so I wasn't alone in doing it. Now I'm in Marine Insurance. Had a lot of good times back then, its good hearing from you all.
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OSCS Jesse P. Prescott (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 12/09/2002
A grand ship and a great crew...the Joey boat could go anywhere and do anything....very proud of my time on her.
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SM3 Sharita V. Wright (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 12/08/2002
Just wanted to say HI to all the sailors that I was blessed to have served with. Wanted everyone to know that I have often wondered what paths life has lead each and every person. May GOD Bless and keep all who served aboard the Hewes.
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OS2 Lanny White (1980-1984) — Checked-in: 12/04/2002
Lots of memories...Great ship! Hope to attend the July get together.
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FC3 David Thompson (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 12/04/2002
Came aboard in deck division and crossed to Firecontrolman. Made FC2 in reserves till initial 8 year contract was up.
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DK3 Francis Vargas (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 11/29/2002
Came aboard the Joseph Hewes a couple of days before going on that Med cruise only to find out that the mission had changed and we were going to South East Asia, so much for the working blues and dress blues. What a trip, ":Join the Navy and see the World":. I worked in 1st division, mess cooked and then finally made rate as a DK under the direction of DK1 Ed Shubert. After seeing this web page and the pictures, seems like only yesterday. Hope other shipmates (Fox, Williams, Meeker, Baum, Parks, Neal, Evanchek, Shubert) and others find this page as well.
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LTJG Dave Nunnally (1991-1992) — Checked-in: 11/27/2002
Changed designator from SWO to PAO. Now a LCDR at US Joint Forces Command.
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STG2 Dave Ruhlman (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 11/26/2002
Assigned to the Joey boat during overhaul in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Served with an exemplary sonar crew headed by Master Chief Bill Shirley. Onboard during ship's participation in the 1983 Mediterranean Peacekeeping Mission.
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SN Russell Dueger (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 11/25/2002
Nice job on this web page. Have pictures that I will submit. Aboard the Joey in Boston, Newport and Vietnam as coxswain for the motor wail boat and captains gig. Way-to go!
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SH3 Eric L. McReynolds (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 11/23/2002
What can I say, I was proud to serve on the (joey boat) wIth Capt. Kennedy.
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SN Bateman (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 11/23/2002
uss joey boat from 80-83 was a good time for me all the friends i met.i was in brooklyn shipyard.then to cuba.i would like meet some of my old friend like stalling, murphy,bagby,carson brewer and on hey that was a tough boat. my name was'nt mention SN BATEMAN
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RM2 Bill Custer (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 11/19/2002
Those are the memories never forgotten except when out on liberty in the med.
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GMT2 Lawson Wells (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 11/16/2002
Hello all, It has been about 2-1/2 yrs since I first signed into this log book. Everyday since that time it has been one memory after another as we become connected to friends and shipmates we left behind, and have lost.Good friends have been talked to, good times remembered, and bad times thought of. Seeing the names in this logbook of those who spent time on the JOEY is somewhat like a monument to all that was there. It is with honor that I can say that I served with the best damn bunch of Officers, Chiefs, and Crew in the Navy. I look forward to the reunion in DFW to be able to shake the hands of those who made life on the Joey memorable. Bless you all.
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YN3 Daniel Marin (1989-1990) — Checked-in: 11/15/2002
Hello mates...was previously aboard the USS Wainwright (CG-28) 1986-1988 as a ":Deck Ape":. Received an injury (left hand) there and was placed on limited duty...aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-???)during dry-dock. Along the way...I met some good people...hello again to all of you:)
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SN Les Moore (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 11/14/2002
I WAS A DECK SEAMAN ON USS Joseph Hewes (DE 1078)
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BM2 Rodney D. Moss (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 11/14/2002
FOUND THIS WEB BY ACCIDENT BROUGHT UP SOME GOOD MEMORIES/TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH AE2 JOE MORANDO OF HSL-34 DET-4
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RM3 Michael Hess (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 11/13/2002
I'm so glad someone sent me the website address for our ship.I'm always surfing the net and never thought of typing in the joseph hewes but i'm here now and i feel like its 1978 again.Grizz i hold no bad feeling for you even if i got busted to sn and had to work in the kitchen for 3 months.I kinda enjoyed it, coming back drunk from shore leave and and sneaking into the kitchen and eating my ass off.The guys in the Radio shack well great...my man converse...we worked in puerto rico together as well as rm eric weber,rm tommy schriendorfer,rm Bill Custer all three of us keep in touch with other all the time...i miss them as i miss everyone else.Man the stories i could tell...anyway i just wanted to say hello to everyone i miss the the joey dearly.Good luck to all.Michael
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SM? Campbell, Jr. O. James (1977) — Checked-in: 11/12/2002
Been looking for something like this. Thanks to who ever built this site my hat is off to you.
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STG2 Dennis Ray Lowry (1978-1983) — Checked-in: 11/08/2002
My name is Dennis Lowry. I came aboard the "Joey Boat" in Sept 1978. I was a STG2 when I left the ship in Trieste, Italy, June 1983. I am presently living in Columbia, MD and earning a living as a multimedia consultant for a major defense contractor. In the next few days I will send you the names of about a dozen others I can think of. Please list me in your crew's directory.
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HT3 Robert Baker (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 11/06/2002
Hi mates, Just found website by luck. Been looking for years. Thanks. Now, waiting to hear from you guys!
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 11/03/2002
If anyone is going to the reunion, that might want to share a room. Please contact me thru email or snail mail. My wife will not be attending. I will be making my reservation this week, 3 Nov 7 Nov.
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BT2 Jessie Darland (1991-DeCom) — Checked-in: 10/31/2002
Sure don't miss the heat from the firerooms or BT1 Johnson yelling shut fuel manifold valve now, now. Just kidding Frank.
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STG1 Vaughn Snow (1976-1977) — Checked-in: 10/28/2002
Caught the ship out of Bahran during a mideast cruise. Not around all that long before I headed to instructor duty in San Diego. But, during that short time, made a lot of friends. But, life moved on and lost track of many folks. Several names on the site are very familiar, others a little fuzzy. Joann and I have been married for what is soon to be 34 years and have two grand daughters. Unsure right at this moment about the reunion, but would like to make it.
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STGCS James H. Petrausch (Precomm-1974) — Checked-in: 10/26/2002
Can't believe I just found this site, thanks to my son who just told me about it. I'm a plank owner, putting the ship in commission in Boston. STGCS Joe Benenati was the leading sonarman till I made E-8 and he was transferred. When the ship went to Vietnam in 72, I was trained as one of the gun director officers and successfully directed fire ashore, while also silencing a counter-battery that almost had us bracketed. I remember the ":Joey": with fondness and have missed my shipmates. I retired 1/31/81 after 21 years, two months and 10 days of service. Have worked for three power companies since, in Tulsa, OK, St. Petersburg, FL and presently am with Southern Cal. Edison in Fullerton, CA. Would sure like to hear from some of my ":old": shipmates, especially the sonar gang.
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MM2 John Pabalan (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 10/25/2002
Pretty nostalgic, looking back...no regrets...
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OSC Peter Munsell (1976-1978) — Checked-in: 10/22/2002
Reported on board in June 1976 - just in time to go into Regular Overhaul (ROH) in Charleston. Advanced to Chief while in ROH. Spent the prequisite time getting ready for and training in GITMO, Cuba. Enjoyed North Atlantic run (Ocean Safari). Learned and trained on the new passive sonar system. Retired 1996 after 30 years and am currently enjoying the retired life in rural Virginia.
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GMT2 Kenneth Britt Mitchell (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 10/21/2002
I ran into a crew member here in San Diego and he told me about the site. Glad I found it, alot of good friends onboard the ship when I was aboard.
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STG1(SW) Marc Clodfelter (1985-1990) — Checked-in: 10/10/2002
Reported aboard straight out of c-school in 1985. Made the '87 and '89 med-IO cruises. What a great time! Everyone always bitched, but deep down, we loved it. I left in 1990 and went to security at NAS Oceana. Got out in 1994 and was a cop in Virginia Beach. I've been a federal agent since 1998 and live in New Jersey near Philadelphia (ahhh, thought I'd never willingly live here again after the dry dock on the Joey Boat). Of all my jobs, the best memories and comraderie were on the Hewes!
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GMT2 Jack Hays (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 09/28/2002
I was searching for a webpage and stumbled across this. Imagine, I looked through the names, recognized a lot of them but didn't see mine. WTF!!! :-) Nice site though. Good job.
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LTJG Jim Morton, USCG (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 09/26/2002
Wanted to update my email address and express my sympathy to the Buell family, over CDR Buell's passing. CDR Buell had a very distinctive style and was a great author. If you have a chance go out and buy his last book The Warrior Generals. A great read.Best wishes to you all.
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STGSN Donald Patrick Lohr (1973-1974) — Checked-in: 09/25/2002
Well, its my 50th birthday today so I better write this while I am still sober. I reported on board at 11pm 3 days before we shipped out to the Med in '73. I had just come off of Mast from A school and managed to stay under the Captain's radar until we berthed in Newport the next April but by then the best times and the worst times were behind me. I was discharged shortly after but never forgot the many memories, ports of call, sea-reps and other duties, friends made and lost. I wish that I had been a better sailor and given more support to the Captain and crew. Maybe someday these dreams of re-enlistment will cease but I hope I never forget the devotion and comradeship I found in the ASW division. I am glad so many are finding their way here. Kudos to the webmaster and thanks Joey, in spite of myself I had a good time after all.
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STG3 Rodger Wilson (1975-1976) — Checked-in: 09/21/2002
This was my first ship and a learning experience. I must say that it sure was great to serve with all the guys in the sonar gang. Hopefully I'll get to make it to the reunion.
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SN Johnson (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 09/21/2002
I reported on board The Joseph Hewes in Dec. of '82, and soon developed a bad attitude, and poor work habits. I got out the first chance I got, in April of '84. I was a foolish kid. In my years of life and learning since then, and looking back on the opportunities that were before me, I really regret not being a better sailor, and a harder worker. I still had some good times, and good memories: Med cruise '83, France, Italy, And Israel, Good Ports.
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GMTSN Bill Mann (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 09/20/2002
Well, I found two of our lost family. I think we ought to get some strippers for the reunion. I would be more then happy to arrange it. LOL. We will see how strong some of your religious beliefs hold up. Joking. Cannot wait to see y'all and reminise old times. My son is in Great Lakes Hospital Corpsman "A" school and looking at being assigned to a marine battalion. Navy, a family tradition!
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FTM2 Mike Cobb (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 09/20/2002
"Geez ..... this brings back old memories ! The "statue of limitations" have expired on most everything ...... hasn't it? "
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FTM2 Mike Cobb (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 09/20/2002
Hey Everybody ! I thought I would never find the place. Luckily, Bill Mann (and his family) tracked me down and gave me the web site address. Hey ....great job on the site ! It's really good to hear from ya'll (as we say it Ga.) and see that we're able to keep in touch.
Well, ... I think we ought to elect Tennisball (Bill Mann)in charge of entertainment for the reunion. Judging from his last message, he's got some novel ideas. Of course I don't know how long some of us would stay married ! Kathy and I are planning to be at the Reunion ...... without fail! Got married about 11 years ago and have two girls (5&7).( Eddie Pete .... you can give me some "pointers" on raising children.) Sorta sad to hear the Hewes' was de-commissioned. Went to GTMO Bay numerous times, Mid East, Med and through the Suez ....... What fond memories ! See you in July !!!!!
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GMGSN Andy J. Wood (1973-1974) — Checked-in: 09/19/2002
This is wonderful! I got a call from "tennisball" (Bill Mann) who told me about this site. We, Cheryl and I (yes we are still married to all you doubters in FOX Div. with three kids and our first grandchild on the way) are planning on coming to Dallas.
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BT1 John Rudolph (1991-1994) — Checked-in: 09/08/2002
HELLO SHIPMATES FOUND THIS SITE AND IT BROUGHT BACK MANY MEMORIES.I WAS THE BT IN CHARGE OF THE BOILER ROOM AND AS FRANK JOHNSON TOLD YOU IT WAS THE BEST IN THE FLEET.I HAD A GREAT TOUR ON THE HEWES THE WHOLE CREW WAS OUTSTANDING I MISS IT ALL VERY MUCH IT WAS FUN TO SEE NAMES OF FORMER SHIP MATES AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING. YES DUANE BOYER IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOUR STILL KICKING.I DIDNT SEE LTCDR WILKINS ON THE LIST YET BUT I GUESS TIME WILL TELL.TAKE CARE ALL.
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 09/03/2002
July...Dallas...Reunion!!! I'll be there! Just wondering, any shipmates that belong to United Auto Workers?? I'm in local 1508 Green Island, NY. I'll be at the UAW Veterans Conferece, at Black Lake 14 Sept thru 20 Sept.
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STG1 Neil W. Drinkwalter (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 08/30/2002
Hey Crewmates, I was surprised and glad to hear about the upcoming reunion in July. I have spoke to my wife about wanting a reunion for a long time. I am in hopes it works out that the wife and I can attend. Really looking forward to seeing all of my old friends and talking about the good ole days we spent together on the USS Joseph Hewes.
I am still trucking with my Dad and brothers, we have fleet of asphalt tankers. One of my sons is in the business with us and the other son is a Baptist Minister in Rhode Island. My wife has one son in Bozeman, Mt. A son and daughter here in Billings. We have 7 grandchildren with number 8 due anytime. WE LOVE THOSE GRANDBABIES. What fun!!!
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HT2 Allen D. Wilson (1973-1976) — Checked-in: 08/22/2002
LOOKING FORWARD TO REUNION - HOPE TO SEE ALL EX-SHIPMATES THERE. LOOKING TO FIND STEVE LAIDLAW, BILL IRISH, DAVE HAWES - HAVE NOT SEEN THAT THEY HAVE CHECKED IN. ANYONE KNOW THEIR WHEREABOUTS? SAW THE WEBSITE AND COMMENTS FROM OLD FRIENDS - WILL BE SENDING E-MAILS.
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STG1 Ed Peters (1973-1978) — Checked-in: 08/15/2002
The Reunion planning is coming along great! I appreciate all the very nice comments and all of the emails I've been receiving saying how excited people are. A lot of work is already underway! I've been negotiating with Embassy Suites, the local Hilton and hope to have discussions with the new proprietors of the Texas Opryland convention center tomorrow. We already have gifts coming in for donations, people who are interested in supplying us with a "Ship's Store" for purchasing souveniers, etc. We are currently looking at the following schedule: July 3 check in/ reception/drinks, July 4 more check in and Day activities (to be decided), evening banquet. July 5 more day activities (to be decided) evening dinner and Dance! Much more info to follow. As soon as I get the hotels detailed, I will send out the information on the official RSVP's.

-- Ed
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FTG1 Allen W. Otto (1971-1976 & 1978-1982) — Checked-in: 08/13/2002
I'm probably the only person who did two separate tours on the Joey boat. When we have a reunion, let's have a jam session with the old band members. Hey Summerhill, those are some great photos.
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LTJG Greg Ramsey (1981-1983) — Checked-in: 08/07/2002
The list of names bring back a lot of memories. I happened on the site accidently but I'll be bookmarking it and coming back often to read through a long list of shipmates.
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STG1 Ed Peters (1973-1978) — Checked-in: 07/30/2002
Friends, shipmates, and fellow Hewes sailors. I've read for quite some time on this site about interest in a reunion of USS Joseph Hewes crew and officers. I'm happy to announce that I am in the process of making all the necessary arrangements to schedule a reunion during the 4th of July holiday 2003. The site is the Dallas Ft. Worth area of Texas. We chose DFW for the ease of flying in from all areas and it will be a base close enough that I can arrange all the details. There is a tremendous amount of work and Rob has agreed to collect some of the detail from each of you as to your interest of extra-curricular activities, ie: Billy Bob's, Six Flags over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, JFK exhibit at the Texas Shool Book Depository, Historic Ft. Worth, etc. We will develop a survey in the very near future. I will work with local hotels to get the absolute best price for a quality room and meeting spaces and I will see if we can get a good deal with the major airlines. I hope to have some very interesting speakers, (which I hope will include some of our officers and crew) at the meals and dance. If you are interested, please let me know. More to follow in the very near future! IF you know of shipmates who aren't registered on our site, please, please work hard to find them and notify them of the Hewes site. I am both very excited and honored to put this renunion together for all my shipmates! If you are interested in contacting me, please email me at edpeters@gte.net or call me at 817/416-0212 home (office 972/718-4993).

Best Regards, Ed
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AT3 Thomas J. McCann, Jr. (1972) — Checked-in: 07/27/2002
CANT BELIEVE ITS BEEN 30 YEARS SINCE THE 72WESTPAC DEPLOYMENT. I HAVE MANY PLEASANT MEMORIES OF LIFE ON THE JOEY!I WONDER IF ALL THE BOATSMIN MATES ARE STILL MAD AT ME BECAUSE I THREW A BUCKET OF GREEN DYE OVER THE SIDE AFTER THE SHIP WAS PAINTED IN HONG KONG, AND WE WERE UNDERWAY! GREAT WEB SITE.
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SK2 Steven Worley (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 07/25/2002
Great web site. I still have the ship's picture hanging in my office at work. Makes conversation and reminds me of the great times I had on the Joey boat. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers....
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SK3 Kurt Whynot (1971-1973) — Checked-in: 07/19/2002
I wasn't aboard - but remember we considered HEWES our sister ship - Boston to Newport to Quang Tri..
Some of the pictures I seen - bring our Round the World cruise back,,,We sailed with BASILONE (DD-824) and returned to Newport Dec. 72.....
Great site.....Best wishes to all
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ET1 Walt Krause (Precomm - 1974) — Checked-in: 06/30/2002
I reported aboard the precom crew in New Orleans as RM1 and left the ship in 74 as ET1. I was told it could not be done, for one year aboard the Hewes I was the only RM/ET-1 in the Navy. I served as the OE Div LPO and looking through the pictures brought back many memories.

On April fools day 1987 I decided to cut my 26 and half year navy career short and give the civilian world a chance.

I look forward to hearing from other crew memebers and sharing sea stories.
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STG3 Kevin Cobb (1979-1980) — Checked-in: 06/25/2002
Spent 14 months on the Hewes after tour in Japan. Had great Med cruise in 80 and then "out". We had some good times on the cruise and in Charleston. Good memories indeed.
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OS2 Calton Wishard Mitchell (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 06/24/2002
What a surprise, really great to see such a wonderful website. I serve onboard from 1977-1980, with OS1 Arel, OSCM Fry, OSC Munsell, really was great to see that these fine sailors are doing great. I have some wonderful memories of my time with the Hewes and those sailors I served with. I am now in the Army Guard serving as a Command Sergeant Major for a tank battalion. I also work for the Navy as a Tomahawk Cruise Missile engineer. I look forward to hearing from my old shipmates that serve onboard the Hewes from 1977-1980. Take Care and keep those sea stories coming.
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SN Larry C. Boyce (1970-1971) — Checked-in: 06/23/2002
I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE HEWES IN DECEMBER OF 1970 AT NEWPORT NAVAL BASE WHILE WAITING ON THE HEWES TO COME UP FROM AVONDALE SHIPYARDS IN WESTWEGO LOUISIANA .PART OF THE ORIGINAL CREW WHO COMMISSIONED THE SHIP IN BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD APRIL 24,1971. I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL COMMISSIONING BOOK WITH ALL NAMES OF CREW TO THAT DATE.THANKS FOR HAVING THIS WEBSITE.
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ETR2 Rick Bailey (Precomm-1972) — Checked-in: 06/22/2002
Pre-comm thru West Pac.
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STGCS(SW) Donald Fay (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 06/02/2002
Served as Weapons Department and Fox Division LCPO from 1989 to 1992. A great crew and I thoroughly enjoyed my tour aboard the Joseph Hewes.
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FTM2 Terry Burke (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 05/12/2002
Great website. All those names bring back some good memories.

I served 4 years on the Joseph Hewes. That included 2 Med cruises (79 and 80), a trip to the drydock int NYC for a year (81-82), and lovely Guantanomo Bay Cuba for refresher training (82). I servered while Cmdr Fromholtz and Cmdr Campbell were the COs.

I noticed my name, as well as a few others, was missing from the crew list. I guess that was a hard list to get together.
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PN3 Curt Gilling (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 04/28/2002
My name is Curt Gilling I was a PN3 and aboard FF-1078 from '85 to '87 my e-mail is curt.gilling@tvguide.com I would appreciate you posting my info on your site. This is the coolest thing I've found on the internet so far. I'm a civilian.
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SKCS Ray Petrey (Sept 1986-Jun 1990) — Checked-in: 04/22/2002
Brought back a lot of great memories and a lot of great friends. Well done on getting this up and running.
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MM2 James M. Mort (1883-1987) — Checked-in: 04/12/2002
What a trip. BZ
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EWC Bertram L. Moore (1975-1980) — Checked-in: 04/09/2002
This is a trip down memory lane. I look at the roster and so many memories are relived as I see names of men I served with. I am proud of this ship and all that we accomplished.
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BT2 Randall W. Johnson (1980-1985) — Checked-in: 04/07/2002
It seems like yesterday and 17 years have past. I started my duty on the Joey in 1980 in Brooklyn NY. and ended my duty in South America. I spent five years on the Joey and only have good memories today. Still remember great friends like Paul Deal, TC, Dave Tucker, Billy Bob Ford, Master Cheif Williams, Cheif McGrath, and many others. Its time for a reunion.
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CDR Guy R. Campbell III (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 04/01/2002
I had no idea this web site existed. Well Done. It does indeed bring back great memories.
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SH1 Larry Sparks (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 03/19/2002
Miss all the good times in the laundry, a lot of good card games.
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 03/16/2002
Anyone that is interested in a reunion, any suggestions to where & when to have it is first priority! Has anyone heard from: RM2 Laidlaw, SMSN Caldwell, SM3 Crozier, SN Fredrickson, OS Doxy?
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SK1 Chen Chin-Chieh (1994.12.16) — Checked-in: 02/27/2002
Taiwan Navy SK1.The military transfer case(FF1088 in Long Beach 1994.FF1096 in Charleston 1988).
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RM1 Ronald Bakken (1974-1977) — Checked-in: 02/22/2002
Noticed there was a lot of names missing from the time I was aboard.Most of the RM's and SM's from that time frame.
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ETC(SW) Denis G. Peach (1980-1982) — Checked-in: 02/22/2002
The Joe Hewes was my first afloat Chiefs Mess. I led the ET's (under grumpy old EWCS Nahlen) through the historic transition to mixed gender/TAR status. We painted the black mack grey in Philly. What a job! Has anyone heard from 'Woody' Turck? We had some great times!
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BM2 Mike Cerny (Precomm-1972) — Checked-in: 02/17/2002
Did not see my name on the list. Had a great time in Rhode Island before the ship was comm.
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LT Donald C. Simon (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 02/13/2002
I served aboard as Operations Officer from 1989 to 1991. It was great to see some familiar names such as OSC Flowers, LT Rick Dehn and LTjg Wes Odom (the dog lives here, you're just visiting - inside joke from the wardroom "French" party). Please remember Bob Dolan (murdered at the Pentagon September 11, 2001), his wife Lisa, and keep focussed on what this current conflict is all about.
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MM2 Pat A. Caudill (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 02/11/2002
Hi guys. This is old pop-n-fresh still around and kicking. I still like a drink of wild turkey ever now and then,but not like i used to.I live and work in ellettsville in. The time I spent on the joey boat was some of the best times in my life. thanks to all of you.
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FCC(SW) Rick Zurbrick (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 02/09/2002
My name is Rick Zurbrick and I served aboard the Hewes from April 1986 until November 1989. reported aboard as an FC1 and left as an FCC(SW).
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Thomas V. O'Brien () — Checked-in: 02/04/2002
I am a former FF sailor served aboard USS Francis Hammond and USS Patterson just like to visit FF web sites and learn there fates.Served from 73-77.The best times of any mans life.Best wishes and a nice web site Smooth winds and following seas a fellow FF sailor. OB
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Robert Root () — Checked-in: 01/31/2002
I'll try to keep this short. I was told by my late mother that Joseph Hewes (congressman form North Carolina) was a distant uncle for which I think this ship may be named. I was searching the internet and came upon this site. After reading all of your comments, I realize that my quest for my family history can not begin to touch the journey that you all have endured. God Bless you all and God Bless America.
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SM3 Charles Hoover (1974-1977) — Checked-in: 01/30/2002
Just found this website but see I wasn't on the crew list. I was oneof the helmsman going thru the Suez in 1975 and became signalman later. Looking for Pete Ferris EW1. Anyone heard from him? Would like to hear from anyone else!
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QM2 John J. Drob (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 01/28/2002
SERVED FROM DECEMBER 1972 TO AUGUST 1976.
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EM3 Kenneth D. Podolski (1974 -1977) — Checked-in: 01/24/2002
Hello to everyone who served on the Joey.Have stayed in touch with a few of the friends I had the pleasure to hang out and party. Did many road trips to CHI. town to hook up with Zack. Had the pleasure to attend Mike Simpsons 3rd ring swapping ceremony. Dave Helvey and his family showed this N.Y. boy how to hoot in Big Sky Country. I see a lot of names here on the web site I would like to hook up with and shoot the breeze. I didnt see Jim Ricci,s name on the roster.Dave Hawes HT1, Steve Schmital{Speedo} Gary Salmi{Rat Man} Jack Widua. I sure ill think of more for next time.
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LT Gary Anderson (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 01/18/2002
Hi, I heard about the site from a shipmate and would like to check in. My name is Gary Andersen (alias "the A") and I served as Navigator from 1976 - 1979 as a LT. I retired in '95 as a CDR. My email is gander@coqui.net. If you need anymore information please let me know. Great site and can't wait to make contact with some old friends. Gary
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EW1 Gene Boulton (1974-1978) — Checked-in: 01/17/2002
DELIGHTED to stumble across this site! I can still close my eyes and hear the turbines whine......I miss those years as much as I bitched about them! Made the Mid East Cruise in 75, accumulated precious memories crossing the equator and being on the FIRST U.S. Warship to transit the Suez Canal since it re-opened. God Bless the "Joey" and all who sailed on her.
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OS2 Scott Kohler (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 01/13/2002
The 4 years I spent in the Navy & the 3 1/2 years I spent on the Joseph Hewes were some of the most profond years of my life. Although it certainly wasn't all fun it was a great experience filled w/ a lot of good times and great people. I served on board f/ the last Med/IO cruise and had the fortune to go through the shellback initiation. I can still remember the taste of those disgusting eggs served on the floor of the mess deck. The stops in the South of France, Italy, and Isreal were without a doubt the best reasons anyone could ever have f/ doing a six month cruise. That's not to mention the many stops we made in the Bahamas while we were stateside. The short stop we made in Pakistan to this day still makes me thank God I was born and raised in the best damn country in the world, the U.S.A.! I knew I was experiencing something good while I was in the Navy but only time has made the people I met and lessons I learned seem more important every time one comes to mind. I really would love to hear from anyone I served with I I'll be happy to pass along names and addresses of the few guys I'm still in touch with. I'm happily married w/ 2 great little boys and we 've lived back in Buffalo, NY since I left the Joey Boat f/ the last time in October of 1991. I hope everyone is doing well & I was very sad to hear of the passing of Commander Dolan in the attack on the Pentagon. My prayers go out to his family.
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LTJG Frank A. Stasi, Jr. (Precomm - 1972) — Checked-in: 12/26/2001
Served as SMO and Asst Weps Officer.
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GMTSN Bill Mann (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 12/22/2001
Seems you are still missing Andy Wood, GMTSN, and Mike "Tyrone" Cobb, Ft3. Andy is now a minister in Jax, Fl. He performed my last marriage. "Tyrone" is working for the Ga. State police as a plane and helicopter pilot. Well, he is not a plane but a plane pilot for all you sonar techs. My youngest son departs for Great Lakes in June as a hospital corpsman. I hope his naval career is as memorable and just as much fun as I had. Hopefully, he will not be led astray as I was by Fox division.
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IC2 David L. Fore (1986-1987) — Checked-in: 12/21/2001
The best site of its type I have seen of all the ships I have been on.
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BTCM(SW) William Lott (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 12/13/2001
Your list of CPOs is incomplete. Here are some frome my tour: BMCM(SW) Doug Baxley,CMC, SKCS Ray Petrey, MMC Fred Ondrajka, EMC Bond, BTC Danny Clifton, to name a few. I'll send you more as I remember.
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STG3 Michael Peters (1986-1987) — Checked-in: 12/06/2001
Greetings to all my former shipmates. I really just wanted to show a co-worker the type of ship I served on, and I came across this site..WOW. Boy, has this site brought back a lot of memories. Best wishes to each and every one you!
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SM3 Joseph Farrell (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 12/02/2001
How is everybody? Besides getting old... Looking for Joe Groves, can anybody help?
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EMCS Robert I. Cox (Dec76- Apr78) — Checked-in: 11/20/2001
I just found the website as I checked the chiefs list I noticed I was omitted from the list. Would like to change that. If you need any info me contact me at my e mail address.
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BT3 Duane A. Drye (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 11/13/2001
Just looking over my old photo's of the good old days steady steaming the best frigate ever built to sail the sea's.I would like to hear from all gang in [B]Division. KEEP HER STEAMING IN 2002.
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SMSN Brian L. Ward (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 11/12/2001
Great site! Brings back some great memories!Does any one Know where SMC John A. Porter is?Would love to hear from any and all.
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GMTSN Bill Mann (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 11/12/2001
ASROC gunnersmate, Middle East cruise (75), Fox division.
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HT2 Preston Hartge (1974 to 8-76) — Checked-in: 11/06/2001
Thanks to R.Stressler for the tip on the web page. I found and emailed some of the people I remembered. Hope to hear from all who remember me. I was in "R" division with Hawes, Stressler, Podowski, and more than I can list right now.
Many good memories of the IO and coming back thru the Suez Canal.
I travel quite alot these days and will try to catchup if possible.
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YN2 Russell Graham (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 11/05/2001
I am extremely pleased to have found this website. Actually my teenaged nephew alerted me to it. Thank you to all those who took the time to create it.
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MM2 Anthony C. Pletcher (Jul78-Aug79) — Checked-in: 11/04/2001
Would like to hear from the ole boys from the Hewes.
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STG2 John J. Slovak (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 11/03/2001
I would like to say "Thank You' to all of those who gave their lives while trying to save the victims of the September 11 tragedies! I lost two of by best friends from childhood that day. One was one of "New Yorks Finest" and the other was one of "New Yorks Bravest" They will be truly missed by many! My prayers go out to all who have suffered a loss. I would also like to wish all of those who are out there protecting our way of life, that they may have "Smooth sailing across calm waters...Clear flying through open skies... and Safe passage over foreign lands so that they may all return home safely...AFTER KICKING SOME MAJOR ASS!!"

I hope that I have not offended anyone with the words I have written. After serving 4 years on the Joey Boat I met many that I would proudly call brother as I did my lost but not forgotten childhood friends. I wish all of you and your families peace and safety through these uncertain times.
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ET2 John Rath (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 11/02/2001
Great job on the site! I look forward to hearing from old shipmates, and maybe attending a reunion one of these days.
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BT3 Dave Helvey (1975-1979) — Checked-in: 11/01/2001
Just found out about this web site. Had fun and met alot of good people!
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OS3 Pete Smith (JUL81- AUG86) — Checked-in: 10/30/2001
Want a great time I had on the BOAT... I will never forget you all. Take Care of yourself and I mean everybody...Lets get together we have ALOT to chat about. Fair Winds my Shipmates.
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OS1 Gerard P. Arel (1975-1980) — Checked-in: 10/29/2001
Many good times aboard the Joey. Now a Program Manager with Northrop Grumman in Mt. Laurel NJ.
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OS2 James Clark (1989-1990) — Checked-in: 10/28/2001
Although I was only onboard the Hewes for a short time. I had some good times. I found some names in the guestbook that I definately remember. Os3 Pete Santiago, Osc Robert Flowers. Hope you all are doing well. I got your E-mail addresses from the guest book so I will write you soon. God Bless America.............
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FC3 Jimmy C. Burrow (1993-Decom.) — Checked-in: 10/28/2001
Sure do miss that rusty old tin can.
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PC3 Terrill Appleby (1979-81) — Checked-in: 10/24/2001
I didn't see myself listed as a former crewmate, but I DO remember the Joey Boat, 2 Med cruises, Trickwheel, Grizz, Slo, Kirby, T.Young, Reynolds, Van Gilder, Pendt, Kirsh, Shanley, and a whole mess-o-folks I don't see listed either. So I must have been there, right? Would like to here from all the above plus Kevin (ZEKE) Dekker, Garrelts, O'Neil, Bodeker, Mad Dog, Burnie (if your still alive), Fast Eddie Rau, my roomies Dennis & Denny, and any member of the Fighting 367th. Great sight! I can't wiat to add a few Sea stories.
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FC3 Jonathon Walker (1987-1988) — Checked-in: 10/22/2001
Great site!
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FCCS Roger Swafford (Apr 83 - Nov 84) — Checked-in: 10/17/2001
My most vivid memory of my tour aboard J. Hewes is when we were within sight of the Marine barracks in Beruit when it was bombed. It's nice to see some familiar names in the guestbook, the webmasters are doing a great job. BZ!
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YN1(SW) Alice Black (1993-Decom) — Checked-in: 10/12/2001
Terrific webpage that makes me so proud! It was so refreshing to work with true professionals like FX Hoff, Beth White, and Jewel Brown among many others. Would love to hear from former shipmates. God Bless America.
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RM2 Stephen P. Rash (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 10/12/2001
I served on the JOEY BOAT (the gray ghost of the east coast) for 4 yrs. It was the most memerorable time of my life. While most people read history we lived it. The Med, Mid, Caribex's, Gulf, North Atlantic, it was fun. Besides anyone who was near the bitch box from 76 - 80 could not forget the bellow of "Goddamnit RADIO, Rash get up here!!!!" those were the days....I was really saddened to hear they decommisioned the lady that helped me to grow into a man from a teenager.
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SM3 John A. Reitano (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 10/09/2001
To the officers and crew of "JOEY", especially "Mr.Carneval" (he was an Ensign when I was onboard),this is a great site and hope to respond more often. Hey Alex (RDM3) you Greek troublemaker. First time in Subic Bay Alex was last seen going down a dark alley...with a couple of "FREINDS"!! All Vietnam Veterans of America members I am Chapter 8 president in Albany NY,get in touch. Albany would be a great place for a reunion. There is an old WW II DE, The Slater, docked on the Hudson great location for a reunion.
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EM2 Rich Stressler (1973 - 1976) — Checked-in: 10/08/2001
Great to find this sight ! I thought I was the only one looking for old shipmates. I've been in touch with Phil Amick, "Bad Bob" Fagan, Preston Hartge, Frank Pinkos. I'll let them know about this site - Looking forward to a reunion!
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STG3 Mark Frantz (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 10/07/2001
Hey Fox Division gang, had great times aggravating all of you. "Chippy"
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YN3 George Rodriguez (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 10/02/2001
Out of curiousity, I decided to do a search for the USS Hewes and to my pleasant surprise found y'all. During this sad and trying period, let us all pray for the success and safety of our fellow sailors.
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SN Gerard Klice (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 09/27/2001
I was a plank owner, original crew member and was on board when commisioned. I was discharged from the Navy in 1972.
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PNSR Michael D. Porter (1993-Decommissioning) — Checked-in: 09/26/2001
Hello fellow shipmates. Although my time on the ship was short, I learned alot about the Navy and Myself aboard her. I am currently at VFA-201 in Ft. Worth, Tx and still love the Navy. I would like to hear from anybody who served during the time I was onboard, especially Jewel Brown, PNCS Beth Kees, YNSN Cole, YN2 Torres, MS2 Rodriguez, or any others. Take Care.
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MMCS(SW) Paul Miller (91-93) — Checked-in: 09/25/2001
It was a great time and had fun adjusting to having women onboard. It sure was different having them onboard a combat vessel. I miss the comradrie of the chief's mess.
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STG2 Tim Clark (81-85) — Checked-in: 09/24/2001
Looking for PC Gene Travers, on board 81-85, Please forward info to my e-mail.
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FTM2 Eduardo Ramirez (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 09/22/2001
Served on the Joey my last two years of my six year enlistment...currently work for American Airlines at the San Juan airport.....

I was very pleased to see some familiar names after 17 years!!!!!!
Worked on BPDMS & HARPOON..........
Remember...BURKE...LEE....BOYDSTUN......
GENTZ.....FORSYTHE........Very good times on the JOEY!!!!!!!!
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EM2 Steve Fuller (MAR 1988- DEC 1991) — Checked-in: 09/18/2001
Great website-but did not see too many entries from my time on board. I served in E-Div with some sorry Chiefs, some fun-loving EM's and some partying IC's... We did MED/IO cruise in '89 and numerous short 'drug-ops' in Caribbean. Some names I remember:Shosh, Munns, Fleming, Weidig, EMFN 'ugh' Knight, Shelby, Bonk-who now has his own electrical business, Agee, Kubu, LTJG Hare...man it has been so long-I forgot a lot of the guys. send me messages- I would love to hear from some of ya'll.
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LTJG Rick Dehn (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 09/17/2001
Wife found the site when looking for info about Bob Dolan.
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LTJG Wesley Odom (1989-1991) — Checked-in: 09/15/2001
While on HEWES I reported as an ENS and departed as a LTJG. My email address is wesleyodom@pcola.gulf.net. I served in the drilling reserves from 1991- 2000. My full time job since leaving the HEWES has been with Salomon Smith Barney where I am First Vice President--Investments.
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SK2(SW) Pamela Dawn Petersen (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 09/11/2001
I miss you guys!!!
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OSC(SW) Robert L. Flowers (1989-1993) — Checked-in: 09/10/2001
I relieved OSC Duffel in May of 1989. Left the ship in Ingleside TX in May of 1993.
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MMFN Michael Bujnowski (1982) — Checked-in: 09/02/2001
I AM VERY HAPPY I FOUND THIS WEB SITE,I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF BEING A PART OF THE CREW ABOURD THE USS JOSEPH HEWES.
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OS2 Thomas Oshgan (Precom. to late 1973) — Checked-in: 08/30/2001
One day, just decided to type"DE1078" and BAAAAAM, look what I find. It's fantastic. If any of you guys from CIC are still around, give me a shout. Summerhill, you and I need to talk. Remember the first cruise book? You and I took most of the photo's. Boy have I got a lot of pictures dying to be put on the page. I will be putting some good sea-stories on this site very soon.

This is a first class site. Llets get that "JOEY" reunion going like I have read so much about over the past two days.
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STG3 Bill Schwarz (1973-1977) — Checked-in: 08/30/2001
FORGOT EMAIL ADRESS! HERE IT IS IF YOU CARE TO DROP A LINE. HEY PETERS,REMEMBER THUNDER THIGHS?YOU DOG.STILL LOOKING FOR Sn.GARY DAVIS,TALKED TO CHECHAK. HI EVERYONE I KNEW.
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BM3 Keith Starkey (1988-1992) — Checked-in: 08/23/2001
LOOKING FOR MM2 RANDY DAPPER OR BM3 GERALD FRONCE AND SAYING HI TO BM3 RICHARD HAWES.
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EM3 E. Wyche (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 08/20/2001
ALIVE AND KICKING
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STG2 Carl Forsythe (1987-1989) — Checked-in: 08/17/2001
Wow, I was totally blown away by the number of my former shipmates I saw listed, brought back a rush of memories.
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MM1(SW) Joe Screws (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 08/15/2001
Hi to all my fellow shipmates. I was the LPO in the Engingroom and Aux 1. Great to see the names of my fellow snipes. Yea, we had some good times on the Joey boat. I remember Beriut in 83 and GTMO. That was one fine ship. One of my best tours of duty.
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YNSN Shawn A. Ford (1991-1992) — Checked-in: 08/13/2001
JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE WHO SERVED ONBOARD THE LEADER OF THE CLASS. IM PROUD TO SAY I SERVED ON BOARD THE HEWES. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE ON BOARD THAT HELPED A YOUNG SAILOR GROW UP, CMDR KENNEDY, LCMDR MCMURTRIE, PNC WHITE, PNC SMITH, MSCS CROOMBS, YNC LAMBERT AND MY BEST FRIEND WHO JUST MADE CHIEF QMC WATKINS. TAKE CARE GUYS.
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QM2 George Smith (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 08/07/2001
I am currently stationed at TRF Kings Bay, GA Navy Dive Locker, HOOOYAAAAHH!!! DEEPSEEEEAAAAA!!!!
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CDR Carl I. Lundquist (CO April 85 to August 87) — Checked-in: 08/02/2001
Back for another listing. Please sing out if anyone knows where John Green is. He was MM1 when I came aboard, and made chief during my command tour. I'd like to find him not only because he was such an excellent shipmate, but because my wife has been asking me for years to get his recipe for ribs--still the best we've ever tasted. It's been great hearing from many old shipmates! I'll try to convince a few more to log into this most excellent web page.
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PN2 Jewel D. Brown (Jan 92- Decom'94) — Checked-in: 08/01/2001
Hi Shipmates!!
It was a pleasure bonding with you all during the "Joey Boat" years that I was on board. To any of you who remember me please drop me a Email note. I'd love to hear from you. A special Hi to the Ship's Office Crew...Mr. Dewitt, Sharon Walker, Beth White, John Stamps, Eddie Burgess, Alice Black, Mike Porter, John Walters, QMC Lovette, NCC Naverette, PN2 Powe, EMCS Non, Juan Torres, QM3 Jones, YNSN Medlin , YNSA Cole, Mark Wheeler, Scott, Caranza and special mention to SK2 Fox, you were in the ship's office more than we were.( Smile ). Take Care everybody !!
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Glee Hewes Violette () — Checked-in: 07/28/2001
I was at the commissioning, invited by the Navy as a decendent of Joseph Hewes (not direct, as he died childless). It was a beautiful day, and I will never forget the sight of the crew standing aboard her in their sparkling white uniforms! I recently gave the commemorative plaque that was given to me that day to my grandson, Joseph Hewes Dowdle, who just turned 6. I told him the story of the man who's name he wears, and of your ship. He is so proud to have it hanging above his bed! I am glad that the ship has not been forgotten. I will never forget, either.
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BM3 Richard Hawes (1986-1991) — Checked-in: 07/25/2001
Looking for some old friends i have lost contact with over the years.
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GMG3 Robert Jett (3-89/9-90) — Checked-in: 07/25/2001
I have great memories of the Joey boat and our great cruise. Many memories and pictures from the Med/IO cruise. Best memory of the cruise becoming a SHELLBACK!!!!
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CTR2 E. J. Morris (TAD 1977) — Checked-in: 07/24/2001
WAS UNDER THE AFFLUENCE OF INCCOHOL WHEN I CHECKED ABOARD FOR THE NORLANT 77 TRIP. MET THE CO AND XO NEXT DAY AND THOUGHT I BOARDED THE WRONG SHIP. EXCUSE THE SPELLING BUT FROMHOLTZ AND ZUKLAUSE? NORLANT...WHAT A RIDE....
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QMC(SW) Sam R. Lovette (1993-1994) — Checked-in: 07/02/2001
I was a member of the decommissioning crew and I am looking for a shipmate named Daniel Donaldson. If any of you know his whereabouts, please drop me a note.
Thanks, Sam.
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GM1 William Lee (1986-1989) — Checked-in: 06/23/2001
I loved my time on the Joey boat and would like to hear from those who were there when I was. I still tell stories of MM3 Dunn and BM2 Price at the Dutchman and other clubs. Not counting the awesome port stuff. Email me and add me to the heard from list. I retire in July 2002.
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EN3 William E. Mucelli (1970-1973) — Checked-in: 06/12/2001
I served on JOEY fom the very begining. Precom school in NEWPORT,RI. to march 1973. Are we ever going to have a reunion? I started out in the fireroom, then I moved up to "A" GANG. I had a lot of good times aboard the JOEY.
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OS3 Bob Bruni (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 06/12/2001
CURRENTLY LIVING IN OCALA, FLORIDA. MARRIED 22 YEARS , 2 KIDS . EVERY SO OFTEN, THINK ABOUT THE "GOOD OLD DAYS" AND PULL OUT THE CRUISE BOOK .HOPE ALL WHO READ THIS ARE HEALTHY & WELL.REMEMBER THOSE BROTHERS & SISTERS WHO NEVER MADE IT HOME!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
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SH3 Curtis Wollam (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 06/11/2001
Well, I found the website. Heh-Heh. I'd like to give a shout out to Frank Johnson, Sharon Walker, Betty White, Leslie Nault and CMDR Kennedy, though my time under your command was short.You left shortly after I arrived. I think about those days alt, the trip to the Bahamas,and the cold COLD nights on forward low vis watch in the North Atlantic going to London. Come to think of it, being back there would be better than here on the Texas Gulf Coast. If, for some punishment, you are in the Houston area, give me a shout, I'd like to hear from ya'll.
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FN Stephen Hatchett (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 06/08/2001
Guantanomo Bay 1982, one of the supply officers drowned while snorkeling. Med cruise: The Israelis are the friendliest, the French the unfriendliest. Missed the Pope in Rome. Smoked so much hash I forgot how to chew my food. Charleston: Captain's Mast. Disrespect to a Chief Petty Officer, UA. 10 days detention, busted to E-1. Discharge. Honorable. RE-4 code. Been in and out of jail since.
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BM2 Darin Cushing (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 06/04/2001
IT'S GREAT TO SEE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES. WHAT MEMORIES!! WHEN I LEFT THE JOEY BOAT, I WAS DONE, FINISHED, FINITO!! I ENDED UP BACK IN AS A RESERVIST AND AM CURRENTLY AWAITING THE SELECTION BOARD FOR BMC. AM AN ARCHITECT AND SCHOOL TEACHER ON THE OUTSIDE, WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANY WHOM I SEVED ALONGSIDE (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BMC JACOBS). ONLY KIDDING CHIEF IF YOU ARE OUT THERE. UNITAS '85 - WHAT A BLAST!! I DROVE THE DITCH!!
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SN Philip F. McFarland (Nov. 1974 - Oct. 1975) — Checked-in: 05/30/2001
I was one of two helmsmen used when we entered the Suez Canal in '75. Have a few pictures of that excursion, and of other times ( "The Battle of Socotra" ).
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OS2 Joe Kirschbaum (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 05/28/2001
MY NAME IS JOSEPH KIRSCHBAUM, I WAS AN OPERATIONS SPECIALIST SECOND CLASS. I SERVED ON BOARD FROM OCTOBER, 1981 - MARCH,1984. I REMEMBER OS2 ADKINS VERY WELL, HIS STORIES BROUGHT BACK MANY FOND MEMORIES. IN MANY WAYS, THEY WERE THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE. I'M A CIVILIAN NOW, WORKING IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPT. AT RIDGEWOOD SAVINGS BANK. I ALSO ATTEND COLLEGE AT NIGHT. I LIKE CIVILIAN LIFE BUT, BEING ON THE JOEY BOAT WAS REALLY AN ADVENTURE THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET. THANK YOU FOR CREATING THIS WEB SIGHT.
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YN1 Sharon Walker (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 05/25/2001
My time on the JOSEPH HEWES was indeed a growing experance after being on shore for 15 years and then the HEWES. I am happily retired and working for an engineering group in Delaware. Loving life.
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EW3 Paul Heath (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 05/20/2001
I discovered this webpage by accident. What a shock! What a great discovery! I dug through some stuff in the basement and found my copy of the WestPac year book. Great fun to put faces and names together. It will take some time to process through all the memories that this sight has brought up!
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LT Michael E. Bannister (6/83-8/86) — Checked-in: 05/17/2001
My name is Mike Bannister and I served in J. Hewes between June of 83 and August of 86. I started out as CICO for 18 months and then Gunnery officer for about the same amount of time. Please put my information on the site.
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GMG3 Matthew Williams (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 05/12/2001
I came aboard the "Joey" when it returned to Newport R.I. from the WestPac in 1972. I developed some really tight friendships aboard the Hewes. Some of them are still maintained today. FN Odis D. Williams sent me the url to this website. Next weekend I'll be attending the wedding of SN Dwight Cooper in Indianapolis IN. Robert Summerhill I know you remember some of the times we had as guncrew members of mount 51. We had a good group of guys in 2nd Division FT's and GM's. Onboard the the Joseph Hewes I went from GMG3 to GMGSN to GMG3 to GMG2 to GMG3, aahhh the good old days. Sometimes I really miss "The Fellas" boy did we have some fun back in those days. I picked up a nickname there that followed me out of the navy and some of my old friends still today call me BULLET.
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MMFA Odis D. Williams, Jr. (1972-1973) — Checked-in: 05/11/2001
WAS ONBOARD(MAIN CONTROL)FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS AND WENT TO A-SCHOOL. I WORKED FOR MM2 TONY FORTENBERRY. I MET AND BEFRIENDED GMG3 MATTHEW WILLIAMS AND STILL REMAIN IN CONTACT WITH HIM TODAY.
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LTJG Jack Williams (1971-1974) — Checked-in: 05/10/2001
What a great web sight ! It's been a pleasure reading about Joey and all the great people aboard through the years. to Gerry Mulvey...I don't remember that Long Beach incident, but I do want to thank you for taking me under your wing and guiding me into life aboard Hewes. Joe Carnevale... now a RADM ! Wow ! We had some great times. I have very fond memories of the crew I worked with as ASW, Fox, and Navigation Officer those three years aboard Hewes.`As Larry Chechak says - we were a wild bunch, but a close knit group. You all had a big influence on my life. My best too all the past crew of Joseph Hewes. I hope to hear from some of you.
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LTJG Fred T. White, USCG (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 05/01/2001
My name is CDR Fred T. White, USCG, and I served aboard HEWES from 1984 to 1986. At the time I was LTJG White. I served as Navigation Officer and CICO. I have more sea stories from this tour than my others combined. When I get a chance, I'll add a couple to your web site. The site is very impressive!
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LTJG Leslie Nault (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 04/25/2001
It's been almost seven years since I left "Joey Boat" but I still think of those memories almost daily. I feel very priviledged to have worked with so many talented and miss my former shipmates greatly - so please drop me an email if you get the chance! I'm currently working for Honeywell Aerospace as an Operations Manager for the Seattle Repair Center. If you're ever in Seattle, please look me up! Fair winds and following seas...
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Mark McGrew () — Checked-in: 04/24/2001
Hey fellas, it's good to see that you're so proud of having served the nation together. Thank you for answering the call. I never got to serve (I'm 9-F), but as the friend of an enlisted, an officer, and engaged to a former enlisted, I learn more and more of what true patriotism is all about. Hang tough, be strong, and THANK YOU!!!!!
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EMFN Richard Ball (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 04/09/2001
UNITAS XXVI/WATC GREAT TIME
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RM3 James Adams (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 04/04/2001
THE JOEY BOAT AS WE CALLED HER WAS A GRAND SHIP TO BE ON MUCH BETTER THAN MY LAST WHICH WAS A FG-7 CLASS.
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FTG2 Bruce Rathbun (1985-1986) — Checked-in: 04/02/2001
I was on board less than a year. Other than FCCM Leggins I did not see any names I recognize. I would be curious as to what happened to Charles Patton?
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QM3 Michael J. Cecere (1984-1987) — Checked-in: 04/01/2001
Hey guys, hope everyone is enjoying life, don't be a stranger. UNITAS 85,WATC, MED 87, Great times! Coming out of the Straights of Magellan,WO! I had the first watch, I was sick for hours, X.O. was too! Waves crashing over the bridge wing!
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SK2 Peter F. Curtis (Pre-com to 9/72) — Checked-in: 04/01/2001
Great site...a real trip down memory lane. I finally framed my Plank Owner certificate and Domain of the Golden Dragon certificate I got from the Jo Jo Hewes, and put them on the wall of my finished basement. Do you remember when in the summer of '72 we were going to do a Med cruise and be over on the coast of France on Bastille Day, when Nixon ordered the naval blockade of the Gulf of Tonkin and changed our orders to WESTPAC like three days +/- before departing for the Med!? Panama Canal...Pearl.Harbor...Guam...Subic...Gunline...hearing the sound of B-52 airstrikes at night 20 miles off the coast of Da Nang! Lots of memories.
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STG1(SW) Patrick Awe (1988-1990) — Checked-in: 03/29/2001
Great Site!! It was nice to see some old names and the memories that come with them. There are quite a few that were left out including mine. I hope other shipmates find this site like I did(passed along from a Hewes shipmate). The Joey boat was my Last active duty ship and I remember it foundly. I had a great time on the last MED/IO cruise. I hope to hear from anyone who I served with. Once again, great site.
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RM2 Alex Constance (1971-1975) — Checked-in: 03/28/2001
Vietnam 72 was interesting. Lots of sleepless nights. Vertreps/Unreps/Refueling didn't help. But, Subic made up for it. Ask RM3 Danny Kaufman about Pauline's with the Alligator out front.
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CTM2 Steve Bissell (Summer 1980) — Checked-in: 03/22/2001
My first sea duty was on the "Joey Boat" and I had a blast. Just being TDY and not part of the ships company my memories are few, but who can forget Theoule Su Mere!!!!
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Charlie Taliaferro () — Checked-in: 03/20/2001
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STGSN George R. Allshouse II (199?-199?) — Checked-in: 03/20/2001
If anyone knows how to get ahold of STG1(SW)Settecase, please let me know, thanks. I really miss being on the joey joke boat.
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STG1(SW) Chuck Jones (1993) — Checked-in: 03/17/2001
I was TAD to the Joseph Hewes Aug-Nov 93 for the ship's last overseas trip. We went to Edinburgh, Scotland - Den Helder, Holland - Portsmouth England - and Plymouth, England, where we spent an extra week and a half because of storms. I worked on the the towed deception device and the ULQ-13 EW Van on the flight deck. Great ship and even better crew.....
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FTG1 Ron Price (1978-1983) — Checked-in: 03/16/2001
Dale Carmack sent me this imformation, same question - not listed as crew member? Anyway looking forward to hearing news from anyone.
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RM2 Kappel (1980 - 1983) — Checked-in: 03/16/2001
Had some great times on the Joey Boat. And found out that all Radiomen should have to go to sea prior to getting any shore duty. Made three Med Crusies, and got into enough trouble, makes me wonder how I ever made it to retirement...Great page
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RMC Joel A. Osterberg (1980-1982) — Checked-in: 03/15/2001
I SERVED ABOARD THE JOEY BOAT AND WHAT A TIME I HAD, BOTH THE CO AND XO WERE PRETTY GOOD. WE SPENT A YEAR IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD AND THAT WAS NOT ANEXPERIENCE I WOULD WANT AGAIN. WE HAD A FABULOUS CREW AND EVERYONE SEEMED TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM, WE HAD PROBLEMS LIKE ANY SHIP BUT I BELIEVE WE HAD FUN.
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STG1 Dale Carmack (1978-1983) — Checked-in: 03/15/2001
Hello to past crew members. Just found this web page. I also noticed my name was NOT on the crew list. Now with as much time as I was aboard this ship, why is that? :-) Look forward to hearing from Fox divsion, and others.
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OS3 Pete Santiago (1988-1991) — Checked-in: 03/05/2001
What a great time I had. She was ugly as all hell but what a ship. I miss all you guys, OS3 Clark,OS3 Driggers, Wan-T, Fowler,Smitty, Hey I still keep in touch with OS2 Turner. Iwould love to hear from you guys. Later brothers.
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QM2 Richard Whalen (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 02/28/2001
Wow, great site. Sure brings back some great memories, some names and faces. Would be great to hear from any of you that served with me on the best ship in the fleet.
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EW3 Mike Crow (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 02/23/2001
GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL!!! IT WAS REALLY FUN TO SEE SOME OF YOUR NAME'S LISTED HERE. JIM,THANKS FOR THE LINE, THAT SURE BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES!!! AND D.J. JEFF ADKINS-YEA,I WAS WITH YOU FOR THAT CHEAP TURKISH BEER RUN-THAT TASTE STILL HAUNTS ME!!! ERIC,OLD BUDDY,SMOKERS SURE WAS FUN!!!SECOND ROUND ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE FUN-DROP ME A LINE-WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL!!! GO NAVY(MICRO-WAVE)CROW.
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STG3 Goss (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 02/15/2001
Great job on the website.
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STG1(SW) Settecase (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 02/05/2001
I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT THERE IS A NICE WEB-PAGE FOR THE JOEY BOAT. SHE WAS A REAL STEAMER AND THE REASON IS SHE HAD ONE OF THE FINEST CREWS AROUND. A SHIP THAT HAS A GOLDEN ANCHOR IS TRUELY A SHIP DESERVING OF PRAISE.
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TM3 Thomas A. Bussiere (1983 - 1987) — Checked-in: 02/01/2001
Reading the names and comments in the Guest Book was a wild quantum leap down memory lane. How ironic that we could hardly wait for the day to be called a "two digit midget" so we could escape into a time where we would look back to some of the most unforgettable times that would be forever branded in our memories. Even today I share my experiences on the Joey Boat (repeatable ones) with friends, and talk of the good and not so pleasurable (Mid Watch on a Saturday night in port) moments. The names you never forget like Bravo, Kessler, Clark, Pape, Mitch, Browne, Chief Guss, Master Blaster, Wetz, Waldrop, Dyer, Embry (The Fish Man). I think a Reunion would definitely be in order, and hopefully we can get the word out to all our shipmates who have yet to discover that the Joseph Hewes is still Sailing. Thanks Phil for identifying the individual whom persuaded "Big Foot" to participate in swimming lessons off the coast of Columbia: only one of many great stories.
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LT Jeffrey R. Cares (1984-1988) — Checked-in: 01/28/2001
Nice site...good to see a few old shipmates listed.
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AW1 James Adams (LAMPS Detachment 1977) — Checked-in: 01/27/2001
Made North Atlantic cruise. Sure enjoyed my time onboard. Thanks for the memories.
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CTR1 Larry Hensley (Late 1970s) — Checked-in: 01/25/2001
I was a PO1 TAD aboard the Hewes in the late 70's field testing some cryptologic equipment for COMSIXFLT. It was a rewarding 4 month cruise. Most of my experiences aboard ship was on carriers. I specially remember the way the deminuative Hewes bounced around in the waters west of Sardina. Only time I have ever gotten sea sick. Thanks for the site.
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FTM2 Chet Sobotka (1971-1974) — Checked-in: 01/21/2001
I'm glad that I looked up this site. Bob Miller, who works at Raytheon also showed me some photos and I was surprised to see the old photos. The Joey boat was my first ship, picking her up in the Boston Naval Shipyard. I was part of the first crew that worked on the Basic Point Defense Missile System. I enjoyed working with Chief Andy, Chief Morris, Ens Glass,and the FT and GM gang. We sure were a tight group. I have a lot of great memories from the JOEY. I enjoy reliving some of the adventures with my kids. If there is anyone out there that would like to drop a line, I would be happy to hear from you. ALL HAIL TO THE JOEY, THE BEST SHIP IN THE U.S. FLEET!!
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BT2 John Charles Possinger (1970 (Precom) 1972?) — Checked-in: 01/16/2001
I was very pleased to find the website. I had a few phone calls from old shipmates who told me about it. Nearly thirty years since I got off the ship. I feel as though I could still light up the boilers and answer all bells. Looking through the old Navy stuff, I found an original commissioning crew certificate and symbolic plank from the plank owners ceremony. Ahhh, memorys!
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MM1 Steve Tacke (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 01/12/2001
Even though I was only aboard Her for a couple of years,the Joseph Hewes was always my favorite ship, favorite crew, and the Unitas we made while I was aboard was by far the best cruise!
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STG2 Kenneth G. Hanks (1978-1978) — Checked-in: 01/05/2001
Living in Singapore since 1989. Very nice site!
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MM2 William Hosmer (1975-1977) — Checked-in: 01/05/2001
What a site. It's Great!! I arrived on board the Joey Boat just in time to head out to the Middle East with CPO Lasher as our Division head. I survived the 8 months in the ship yards in Charleston and the following GITMO cruise. I left just before the Joey Boat headed out for the North Atlantic in Sept '77. HELLO to everyone!!
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SH2 Bill Shanley (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 01/04/2001
What a great page. Thanks to technology an old Joey sailor made contact with me an provide me the URL. It was great seeing what some of my old shipmates are up to.
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LTJG Gerald K. Mulvey (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 01/03/2001
I am a little confused, I just browsed through the photo gallery and saw a picture of Capt. Klee that was supposedly taken on the gun line off Viet Nam. It is my recollection that the change of command ceremony took place in Hawaii on the way over to WestPac, and so Capt Klee would not have been present at that time. Maybe someone can clear this up for me.
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LTJG Gerald K. Mulvey (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 01/03/2001
I was a member of the commissioning crew. We started out at Newport waiting for the Joey to come up from Louisiana. After arrival we went through sea trials including trips to the Tongue of the Ocean, Portsmouth, NH and Gitmo. I was on the ship for the first two months of the WestPac cruise. It was late one night when we were going back and forth off the coast that my JOOD Jack Williams told me we had lost the Long Beach(Nuclear Cruiser). I told him I did not see how we could lose a 1000 foot ship that was less than two miles away from us. He insisted that I go out on the wing of the bridge and check through the night vision device myself. It was then I informed him that we had made a turn recently and he had been looking for the LB on the wrong side of the ship. Great to be able to share this with others who served on the noble warrior with one screw.
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MM2 David Norvell (1977 - 1982) — Checked-in: 01/02/2001
I would like to contact any of my old buddies from the engineering department during 1977-1982.
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QM2 Mike Garrelts (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 01/01/2001
Joey-boat was my first and only command. Those 3 years 11 months and 10 days are a memory that after 21 years have'nt left me. I'd do it all over again.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 12/30/2000
Tim Clark how the heck are you? Med of 83 was cool we had some good times. I am retired now and more laid back! Saw MS1 Jones last week he lives below me.
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OS2 Martin Fuller (1973-1977) — Checked-in: 12/24/2000
The Hewes was my first ship. I remember the day she returned from her world cruise, and I spent my first night on board. Those of us that I grew close to seem to always make me glad that I had the privilage to serve aboard. I was on board when we met up with that Soviet Destroyer that let us know we were close enough. We came thorugh the Suez Canal. I would like to hear from all that remember those days. Lt. Mastin was my first Division Officer, so Hi Lt. Mastin.
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GMGSA Robert J. Summerhill (1970 (PRE-COM) to 1975) — Checked-in: 12/23/2000
In Remembrance of FTMC FRED ANDERSON:

Old Navy all the way, one hell of a Fire controlman. His heart was as big as his girth. Chief "Andy" was known to all on board. We in weapons dept loved to play pratical jokes on Andy, Bob Miller, Alen W. Otto, myself and others, even the CPO's. To his last days, he always had fond memeries of the crew of the " Joey " I'll write some sea stories about his adventures soon. God bless you Andy, where ever you are.
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STG2 Tim Clark (81-85) — Checked-in: 12/20/2000
The Hewes. Just happened upon this site. Wow, what a flood of memories. I see Slovak, MC Shirley, Westbarger, Dean, Allen and other characters. Hope all you guys are doing well. More to follow...
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YN2 John Clinard (1970 - 1973) — Checked-in: 12/17/2000
I received a Christmas card from Earl Kapser, mentioning the Joseph Hewes web site. I checked it out immediately. You've done a great job. Thanks for all the hard work in pulling this together.

I served on the Joseph Hewes from pre-comm to 11/73. I'm still married to the woman I met in Boston, while we were docked at the Charlestown Navy Shipyard. We live in Atlanta, Ga. and have two daughters (24 & 21).

I'll try to find some of my photos for the web site. I look forward to seeing new folks sign on.
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YN3 Chris McKeever (1974-1975) — Checked-in: 12/07/2000
What a treat finding this site!
From Charleston to Sri Lanka, what a cruise! What a ship! Thanks Joey!

Christopher W. McKeever
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lincoln Laboratory
Fabrication Engineering
Room E200
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02421-6426
Voice 781-981-4324
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MM3 Paul G. Walde ((PreCom) 1971 - 1974) — Checked-in: 12/03/2000
God, where should I start. Hi Bob Miller, Larry Chechak, Mike (Bulwinkle) Larson and other cruise book staff from WestPac 72. Hey anybody want some Monkey Meat or a chicadee to throw the croc's at Paulines Babershop. I still tell stories of the times we had cruising the straits and going into Sin City over the river of shit. I'd love to see a reunion some time. Someone was looking for Lt. Belden, I think he works for Fleet Bank in Providence Rhode Island. I was just thinking of the time we were off Cape Hataras in a Hurricane. I have the pictures, I'll see if I can upload some. Remember we came about 5 degrees of losing the mount, ASROC, and aft launcher. I remember standing watch in the Engineroom and tied myself to a support. Everyone drop me a few lines to let me know who is still breathing.
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IC3 William C. Dean (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 11/28/2000
Came across this site, brought back a lot of memories. Tom Young, you mean to tell me you and Gary Kirby are related in some way?!? What a scary thought! I remember you also Bob Ruiz, and Canfield, Kerns, Tim (woody)Woodson, Tim (woody II) Woods. I remember lots of faces but can't remember names. I DO recall being chewed out by Capt. Guy Campbell once or twice in the past though!!!! Man....those were the days! I miss them. Take it easy mates.
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SK2 Earl Kasper (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 11/22/2000
From Avondale shipyard to Vietnam it was a good time.
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QM3 James Griff Jones (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 11/22/2000
I JUST HAD A VISIT WITH MIKE HADUCK QM3. WE HAD FUN STROLLING BACK IN TIME. 1973 MED ..SKING IN ANDORA 1975 MIDDLE EAST SUEZ CANEL.
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ETCS(SW) David L. Bax (Jan. 1983 to April 1986) — Checked-in: 11/20/2000
I retired in 1992 and now they say I am a Computer Specialist and they even pay me for it. I work for the USDA and let me tell you I would go back to the USN right now if they would take old farts like me! I miss everything about it especially the people!! Great to visit this site and go back in time to the good old days!
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MS3 Bill Wetzbarger (83-85) — Checked-in: 11/20/2000
The crew of the Hewes was a real cast of characters, I being one of them. I also met some great friends that I keep up with to this day. I would like to track down some that I have lost contact with.
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ET2 Gerald Brown (1988-1990) — Checked-in: 11/17/2000
MED/IO Cruise 1989.
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MM2 Michael E. Demaree (1970-1972) — Checked-in: 11/10/2000
My 2nd &last ship...did a TAD on the Glover out of Newport, before Comm. in Boston Harbor Plank Owner Apr. 1971.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 11/08/2000
just to let yall know. i was csmtt in '90 and did a tpt with cdr hardt.did a brief for desron 4 and he was an admiral! he was a great capt did intimidate the jo's tho.he passed away later after the tpt. good man and a great capt on med '83.maybe take a pause and say to you capt hardt.
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FTG3 Robert Michael Miller (1970-1973) — Checked-in: 11/08/2000
Bob Summerhill you dog!! I remember when you re-upped over in the combat zone to get that VRB. FTM2 Chet Sobotka, believe it or not, works here at Raytheon in southern California also. His e-mail is csobotka@west.raytheon.com.

Dave Robinson (BPDMS GM) and Jay Alm (ST2) were here in SoCal along with Al Grinder. OS3 Michael Larson is in Minnisota, and MM3 Paul Walde is in Mass. ENS. Rutan was working for Texas Instruments in about 1974, I saw him at an electronics trade show hear in LA.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 11/05/2000
Wish some of yall would contact me. Your addresses don't work..hello? Mike Jones!
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OS3 James McNorton (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 11/05/2000
What's up to the OS gang? Two UNITAS cruises later and still around to ponder on it. What a strange and crazy trip that was. How about that beauty contest the night before we crossed the equator? That destroyer pulled up alongside us and the crew all did an about face and mooned us. That was about the funniest sight I've ever seen: 100 + asses from fantail to bow. What's up Jeff Adkins-Hope things are going well for you. THE OFFICIAL JOSEPH HEWES NEWS MAN. What's up Mike Wilson? How's life in sunny Florida? Long time no see. Isle of Palms-WindJammer resident. I hope life is treating you like a king. I allways wonder how the other guys are doing like Campolito,Orvis,Pete Smith,Salinas,Deck,Clarence the super ASAC right next to Jeff Adkins. PEACE.
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STCM William Q. Shirley (June 1982 - June 1985) — Checked-in: 10/30/2000
I would like to see us get far enough along to get a reunion going. The Hewes was a good ship and she had even better men onboard. If anyone knows where some of the guys are they need to get on this list. I, to this day think of the good old Hewes and the good times that were had by all. Even the not so good times i.e. LCDR Hess......
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MSC Michael T. Jones (1982-1986) — Checked-in: 10/29/2000
Hey Andy Allen remember the trailer on Margaret Dr. in Ladson. Boy did we have some good times at the Radar Club and the trailer. I am back living in the Charleston Area and loving it. How have you been.
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STG1 Andy Allen (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 10/28/2000
The joey boat was a fine ship and a great crew. I did the photos for the med 83 cruise book. A mash crew for sure! Email me - would love to hear from my old ship mates.
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ET2 Eric Moser (1982-1984) — Checked-in: 10/23/2000
I served onboard the Joey Boat in 1982-84. during that time we had a MED Cruise (as part of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force in Lebenon, at the time when the over 200 marines were killed be suicide bombers, sound familiar, USS Cole), two trips to GITMO, and many little trips around the atlantic. I still have my 1983 MED Cruise Book, I'll have to scan some pictures out of it when i get a chance. It was real, and sometimes it was fun, but it was hardly ever real fun. But we did get to go to some pretty cool places and we definitely served with a wild and crazy bunch of guys.
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ET2 Van Besien (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 10/17/2000
Sad news. I am sorry to announce that CWO Ret. Sam Garner (OS1)on the Joey and plank owner passed away Saturday Oct. 14th in Anderson, S.C. Sam was a jovial fellow in his civilian career and will be surely missed. Sam may you have fair winds and following seas. Our prayers are with his wife Flo.
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ET2(SW) Stanley J. Kwiek (1982-1985) — Checked-in: 10/16/2000
Was excited to see the Joey Boat had its own web page finally. Will talk with all when i get the time.
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BT2 Dwayne Boyer (1989-94) — Checked-in: 10/15/2000
Hi all good to see you're all still kicking.
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OSSN Michael S. Wilson (1983-1986) — Checked-in: 10/15/2000
Still having fun!!!!!!
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FTM1 David Holmgreen (10/72-01/76) — Checked-in: 10/10/2000
You have me listed as TM2 (sb FTM2) Holmggreen (sb Holmgreen) and looking at the West Pac '72 cruise book I see why the TM2. I worked on the ISSMC (Tartar in a Box) system and later the BPDMS (Basically Pointless Defense Missile System). Bill Glass was my division officer for much of my time aboard.

Browsing the recent log-ins I was amazed to see so many of my (now) old shipmates. Great to see the site up and running. I do have some photos and a diary of the Middle East cruise that started out as a typing excercise.

More later.
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HT2 Jim Britt (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 09/29/2000
I hated that boat but made some lifelong friends...Sherm, Bear, Dan "The Man" Chandler and too many more to mention...E-mail me if you are a shipmate...
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FC3 Mike Quick (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 09/27/2000
THERE IS A WEB SITE FOR THE "JOEY BOAT".
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RM3 Rick Ewen (1978-1980) — Checked-in: 09/15/2000
I was on the Joey boat from 1978 until I got out in 1980. I have many, many fond memories of my time on board, and seeing the names of Pat O'Day and Mike Strunk and reading their lists of officers they are still in touch with brought back a flood of memories. I remember the Med cruise, two weeks in the Indian Ocean, two weeks fighting the heat in Djbouti, South Africa, but mostly the comradarie of the crew. Any members of the radio gang at that time, drop me an e-mail. God bless to all.
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RM2 John Zinna (1970-1971) — Checked-in: 09/13/2000
I've often thought about 1078 and wondered how she made out. I spent a cold winter (70/71) in Newport helping to get the crew ready for the impending arrival of our new ship. Unfortunately for me, the commissioning was delayed and I was a short timer (needed 1 year to stay with the ship/detail). I went south to find some warm weather in Norfolk and the Med. This is a great site, keep up the good work and best of luck to all!
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LTJG Keith H. Bance (June 71 - August 72) — Checked-in: 09/09/2000
Nice web site! Surprised that there were so few officers listed from the time I was on the ship including most if not all of those who were on it when it was commissioned (I wasn't). I dragged out my cruise book from the first WestPac trip (My wife's photo of Joey going under the Newport bridge is the first photo in the book) and noted that I'm not even listed! Probably because I didn't finish the cruise getting an early out in Sept '72. I also have a copy of the commissioning book - with the familiar faces of a lot of very hard working guys. Can't say I was fond of all of them (Capt Klee comes to mind) but was certainly glad to be aboard with Chief Engineer Chuck Wilson, ASW Officer Mark Bell, roomie and First LT Gerry Mulvey and others especially the men of M Division who kept the big wheels turning and the lights on!! I'll send along some crew lists from the archives.
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MM2 Tim C. Clark (1981-1985) — Checked-in: 08/21/2000
I just found this web page. Alot of memories come back. I had some great friends in M division. It would be great to here from them all. Thanks to Rob Gibson for to history of the Joey Boat.
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MM3 Stephen Belz (1975-76) — Checked-in: 08/18/2000
BEING 19 AND NOT REALLY GIVING A DAMN, THE JOEY WAS ONLY FUN IN A SOCIAL SENSE. I AM STILL IN TOUCH WITH RICK CLAY WHO ALSO WAS IN M-DIV. MOST OF THE GOOD STORIES CANNOT BE REPEATED HERE. BUT I SAW THAT STAN GILES MADE 2ND CLASS. WOW! MMC LASHER MADE WARRANT OFFICER I THINK. HERE HE WAS LISTED AS A 1ST CLASS.
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STG2 John J. Slovak (1979-1983) — Checked-in: 08/13/2000
It's been along time. If anyone is out there from Fox Division or remembers the "Good Ole' Days" send me a note. I looked through Crew list and I was not on the list, can you beleive that after over 4 years on the Joey! Look forward to hearing from you guys!!!
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HT2(SW) Sherman D. Hare (1986-1988) — Checked-in: 08/11/2000
Made the Med cruise in 87.Had some great times on board.I still keep up with most of the guys that were in R-div during my time.
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GMG3 Phil Pressley (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 08/10/2000
What a wounderful site. Thanks goes to Jeff Sams for letting me know about it. There has been many times I wished I would have stayed on active duty. The main reason seems to be all the great friends I made and place we went together. It was like a party 24/7. Looking back I can honestly say it was the best times of my life. GOD, I miss the USS Joseph Hewes!!!
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LTJG John S. Coulter (1975-1978) — Checked-in: 08/04/2000
I served aboard as DCA & Gunnery Officer.
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BT2 Kurt Heidecke (1976-1980) — Checked-in: 08/04/2000
I was on the Joey back in the late 70's. I have alot of great memories from my Navy days!! If my name looks familiar to anyone I would really like to get an email from you.
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EM3 Jeff Sams (1984-1986) — Checked-in: 07/30/2000
Wow,
I received this site link from IC2 David Fore. I still keep in touch with him as well as Tim Harn, Phil Pressley &Ron Eades. This is a great way to find folks you haven't heard from. Mr. Bravo....thanks for reading all the Spanish mail to us from South America! CDR Lundquist - what a cool leader. That is a tough one!
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GMG1 David Haun (2/83 to 6/85) — Checked-in: 07/20/2000
Fellow Shipmates, Bravo Zulu to the web-site. I remeber the Joey boat well, I reported aboard after a refit in Brooklyn and then we went to the med to play in Beirut and irratated Khadaffy with his extended gulf line.Those were good times with good people. If anyone has any information on GMC IRVIN or GMC GRAF would like to thank you in advance. Fellow shipmates, be safe and stay out of shoal waters.
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BT2 Dale Hammond (1976 to November 1978) — Checked-in: 07/17/2000
Hello shipmates! Good to hear from you. It does my heart good to know that the Hewes is alive and doing well. If you would please include my name among those that have checked-in I would be honored. I would love to hear from any of you especialy BT1 Rech. Thanks for the site. Calm winds and following seas!
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STG3 Bill Schwarz (1973-1977) — Checked-in: 07/14/2000
ENJOYED MY TIME ON JOEY,BUT DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH TILL YEARS LATER!I WAS YOUNG AND HEADSTRONG! I HAD MANY GOOD FRIENDS,AND SAW MANY MANY THINGS!AND REMEMBER THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES! I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER! SHE WAS MY FIRST SHIP! HELLO TO EVERYONE THAT I KNEW,AND KNEW ME!I REMEMBER MOST OF YOU,EVEN THOUGH ITS BEEN OVER TWENTY YEARS!!!!! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!
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AW1 Lamar E. Dezearn (1972) — Checked-in: 07/12/2000
I was a member of the LAMPS detachment on the '72 cruise to Viet Nam. I had to leave in October for medical reasons. Two things stand out in my mind. One day the LAMPS helio lost an engine and the crewmember dumped the mail overboard. About 3 full mail bags if I remember correctly. Another was seing the Newport News after the gun turret explosion. I remember playing pinocle with a MM1 named Jim Beamer. He is from my neck of the woods. I would like to locate him but all efforts have failed. Sorry I couldn't finish the cruise. My parent outfit was HSL30.
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BT1(SW) Frank Johnson (1990-1994) — Checked-in: 07/10/2000
I was the ships oil king, and had the responsibility of keeping those 1200lb boilers steaming.I can remember Capt Kennedy always telling me on unreps to get on as much as you can, is 99% enough, with a little on the boatswain mates topside. It was tough at first, comming off of 5 years shore duty, but we had a great division and an of course BTCM Reynolds. Texas was(interesting), but when we left on decommisioning we left beyind alot of friends, who we still stay in contact with. We had the best engineering dept in the fleet, we smoked OPPE's, inserv's and all other inspections, when it was time to get the job done, we did, and when it was time to play WE DID. The decommissioning was and will always be a lasting memory, the first day in Long Beach was the famous OJ chase. I just want to thank all those who served onboard hewes during my tour, and having just retired last July, I still miss the friendship of my fellow sailors, lets keep in touch, and maybe we'll meet again in a crew reunion. We will always be the LEADER OF THE CLASS!!
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LT J. Andrew Hagelin (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 07/07/2000
Nice looking site----does the Hewes proud. I'm inspired to dig through my attic archives for information and pictures to pass along---but that might have to wait for cooler weather.
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STG3 Dennis Meehan (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 07/05/2000
I was recently informed about the website from John Matter. Just signing in for now, nice job!
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PN2 Kurt Hall (77-80 USS TRIPPE (FF1075)) — Checked-in: 07/03/2000
Although I was not assigned to the Hewes, Spent some time patrolling with her. I am glad to see a good website such as this. The Trippe does not have one, but there is hopes that the future will bring one about.
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BT3 John Crego (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 07/01/2000
Well I'll be damned.I am so glad to see this website.I ordered a pizza just about the time I found this and still haven't taken the time to eat it. Where do you begin? It's amazing how just a few short years aboard a hunk of iron can stay with you the rest of your life.I stayed in touch with a few of the guys from 'B' division and a couple who were not. I'm sad to report that BTFN Mike Tillett was killed in a car crash in Louisiana in 1983. He and I stuck together up until then. He was very proud to have been part of the Joey. I'm glad to see they still called her The Joey Boat on into the rest of her life. A few names I didn't see on the list of crew members were, Thomas Schnitzer[Thomas], Steve Schmidl[Speedo],and Glen Ulrich[Skull]. I often wondered what became of the Joey. It's good to know she's still steamin'.DAMN it was hot down there. I'll check back in from time to time when I'm not in shock and can gather my thoughts a little better. I'm sure I'll be thinking of other people that might be missing from the list. WOW! The Joey Boat.
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LTJG Bill C. Turville (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 06/30/2000
My first deployment, around the world, what could have been better...Hong Kong, P.I., Singapore, Brazil, a stop in Australia would have capped it? Great crew, good time, did something worthwhile, I,d do it again tomorrow if I could. Great photos Bill Glass---I was Neptune's Bride!
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CDR Kristopher M. Kennedy (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 06/29/2000
An absolutely great ship with a great crew. I was fortunate to serve as Commanding Officer through a period of great transition for JOSEPH HEWES. Half way through my tour, the ship transferred to the Reserve Navy with the designation of FFT. We also became a mixed gender crew and shifted homeports to Ingelside, TX from Charleston, SC.
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ETR2 John H. Bolte (1971-1975) — Checked-in: 06/24/2000
Lots of memories of people and places aboard the Joey....From Precom to Sept of 75.
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STG2 Ralph E. Raney (1984-1987) — Checked-in: 06/18/2000
I am currently working in the financial sector at State Street Bank, N. Quincy MA. and persuing a degree in economics / finance at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. I've been married to Sande since 1996. We are currently living in Winthrop Ma.
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SK2 Tim Bauder (1985-1988) — Checked-in: 05/28/2000
It is good to see this web page. To see comments from crew members of the Joey Boat. I do have many fond memories from the Unitas Cruise to the Med deployment and many other exercises. It would be nice to communicate with old shipmates.
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EM3 Chuck Robichau (1978-1979) — Checked-in: 05/25/2000
IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO FIND THIS SIGHT. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM FORMER SHIPMATES. WE WERE ONE HELL RAISING CREW. I HAVE LOTS PHOTOS OF THE MANY TRIPS WE HAD DURING MY STAY ABOARD.
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PNCS(SW) Beth White (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 05/23/2000
I reported to the Joseph Hewes as a new CPO in 1991. Women were just being integrated, and we were only able to be there TAD until 1 January 1992. I was the first woman to be permanently assigned to the HEWES on 1 Jan 92. This was a great opportunity for TAR females, as this was the first time we were allowed on ships. As ETCM Reese stated, don't believe all you read to the contrary, but JOSEPH HEWES was the first ship to have women assigned to a combat vessel. This was a great tour, and I learned a lot of valuable lessons. I miss the comraderie of a small crew. The guys were a little apprehensive about women reporting aboard, but after all was said and done, I truly believe they found it to be a good experience. A lot of the guys said they kept their language cleaner, as well as themselves! Some of them even looked to us as big sisters, moms, advisors. It was a great experience to go places I never would have gone. NATO Exercise Solid Stance will NEVER be forgotten, including the 35 - 40 degree rolls! I made some great friends during this tour and also earned my ESWS and made Senior Chief. Thanks to all that were so wonderful to us while we were learning the ropes! I am glad this website was forwarded to me. I was just looking the other day for some information on the JOSEPH HEWES. LEADER OF THE CLASS!
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GMG2 Anthony Sahioun (1977-1978) — Checked-in: 05/14/2000
I was only attached to the "Joey Boat" for 6 months to finish an enlistment,but those 6 mos. were the most important of my life that i would never forget,especially the loss of a dear friend,Bill Spain. I try to keep in touch will those who are still around me here in Florida. But the memories still are instilled in my mind,and will remain there for a long time.
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FTG3 Mike Broshar (1976-1979) — Checked-in: 05/08/2000
The "Joey Boat" was the only ship I served aboard during my short military career. I made many, what I consider to be, lifelong friends during my 3 years aboard her in 2nd Division. Never made a long cruise but will always remember my time aboard. I have such wonderful memories of all of the guys from "gun plot" and taking our "nooners" in CIC Unattended.
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FC3(SW) Robert Bourguignon (1990-1991) — Checked-in: 05/05/2000
This was my first ship. I served just before they started putting women on board. I left about two months after the first temp detatchment came on board (they didn't live on the ship at first, they stayed in the Heilo berthng). I arrived on board when the ship was in Philly in 1990. I like to hear from some of you guys.
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GMGSA Robert J. Summerhill (1970 (PRE-COM) to 1975) — Checked-in: 04/28/2000
O.K all you old salts, We have GOT to have a reunion! There are a lot of you Plank Owners out there and guys who gave Her to the Taiwanese Navy in the Log. Were all waxing so much that a hive is built! Let's all find a place that's within reason and set a date. I joined the " Tin Can Sailors " group last year and We have fun at the reunions. It is so good for the soul, to tell sea stories with others that have " been there, done that" and by God we did too!
2245 Hours.... Captain to the Bridge!!!
" This is no shit! General Quarteres!, General Quarters!"...Mount 51 Surface Action Starbord!....Check Sight On Target!!...LOAD.., SHOOT!!... 20 Rounds Expended...Bore Clear ...no Apparent casulties!.... Target destroyed. Next Target!....(Wolfman 33 to Galent Steed ,Gun Line, Viet Nam , August 1972.)
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STG2 Larry Chechak (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 04/21/2000
OH THE JOEY HEWES, WHAT MEMORIES. THIS HAS BEEN GREAT READING OTHER COMMENTS FROM LIFELONG FRIENDS MADE WHILE ON THE JOEY. THESE GUYS ARE MORE LIKE BROTHERS, AND CLOSER BONDS WILL NEVER BE MADE. SOME OF US HAVE BEEN IN LIMITED TOUCH THROUGH THE YEARS, BUT THIS LAST MONTH HAS BROUGHT MORE OF US BACK IN TOUCH. THE DISCOVERY OF THIS WEB HAS BEEN VERY INSTUMENTAL. I WAS ON BOARD FROM 72-76, DID THE NAM THING ALONG WITH AROUND THE WORLD. THEN THERE WAS THE MED., THE EAST, AND MORE. I CROSSED THE EQUATOR TWICE ONCE A POLLYWOG, AND ONCE A SHELLBACK. THE SHIP - 42,000 TONS OF METAL AND EQUIPMENT. THE PEOPLE - WORTH MORE THAN 42,000 TONS OF GOLD !! WE WERE ST'S IN FOX DIV. AND FT'S & GUNNERS IN 2ND DIV. FOR THE MOST PART, WE WERE THE REBELS, THE UNMILITARY MISFITS, THE WISE GUYS. WE WERE ALWAYS IN TROUBLE. AT THE SAME TIME, WE WERE THE BEST! WE WERE INTELLIGENT, EDUCATED, DYNAMIC, WE KNEW OUR JOB AND WE DID IT TOP NOTCH ALL THE TIME. AS I RECALL ALL THAT TRANSPIRED ON THE HEWES I NOW KNOW WHY I'VE ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A BIG FAN OF THE TV SHOW "MASH". WE WERE THE MASH GUYS OF THE HEWES ! WE BUCKED ALL THE MILITARY PROTOCAL EVERY DAY ON BOARD, BUT IN A HEARTBEAT, WE ALWAYS GOT THE JOB DONE. HERE IS THE CAST OF "HEWES MASH" AS I REMEBER THEM. "HAWKEYES" - MYSELF, DENNY MEEHAN, JIM JONES, JAY ALM. "HONEYCUTS" - EDDY PETERS, JOE WELLS, CHUCK MITCHELL, ROLLY LOMBARD. "WINCHESTER" - GARY STUDDARD. "KLINGER" - JOHN CUSPILICH. "RADAR" - FLOYD SWEENEY. "COLONEL HENRY BLAKES" - JACK WILLIAMS, FRANK MILLER. WE NEVER DID HAVE A "HOOLIHAN" DARN IT!
ONE MORE STORY THAT SUMS UP THE "MASH" GUYS. WHENEVER WE WERE IN TROUBLE WE OFTEN SAID "WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO, TAKE AWAY MY BIRTHDAY?" WELL THE NAM CRUISE FINISHED UP BY GOING AROUND THE WORLD. AS WE CROSSED THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE, YOU LOSE A WHOLE DAY AND NEVER GET IT BACK. YOU GUESSED IT - IT WAS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY (I THINK IT WAS AL OTTO). WELL THAT KINDA SCRAPPED THAT EXPRESSION !!
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ET2 Van Besien (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 04/12/2000
The Joey brings back great memories of my naval career. Some fine med cruises and many great friends. Hope this site expands and some old friends lost can keep in touch. Hope to here more from the OE division and others.
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LTJG Jim Morton, USCG (1974-1976) — Checked-in: 04/10/2000
I was the third and last coastie attached to Joseph Hewes, departing after the Middle East deployment in Aug 76. I served with Jack Feloney, Bill Glass, FRank Miller, Pete Mikhalesky, and Joe Carnevale among others. LT Nick Main was a roommate and ENS Andy Andrews my other. Lots of sea stories, too many for this area, but overall an interesting assignment.
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STG2 Chuck Mitchell (1974-1977) — Checked-in: 04/03/2000
The Joseph Hewes played a very important part of my life. She brought me together with some of the best people I ever had the pleasure to know, and through a homeport in Charleston, allowed me to meet my wife, Suzanne.
When my time came to be released from the Navy, and the Joey was departing to go to GTMO, I stood on the pier and took off my corofram (SP) shoes and threw them at the ship. I really enjoyed that walk down that pier in my socks. But it was the Navy I enjoyed leaving, not the people in it. Working for the Department of Defense I still have close contact with the Navy, and while things have changed a lot over the past 25 years, I still hold in high reguard the people I met and worked beside. Thanks Joey!!
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LT Jim Moses (Shiprider '73) — Checked-in: 03/30/2000
It was my privilege to ride JOSEPH HEWES for testing of the prototype SQR-18 installation in 1973. I was assigned to the Operational Test & Eval Force at the time. I hope every member of the crew realizes how major a contribution you all made to the advancement of Surface ASW at a time when most folks believed surface ships were out of the game completely. You had a great ship and did a great job!
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LTJG Pat O'Day (1978-1979) — Checked-in: 03/26/2000
I reported onboard the Joey Boat as the Supply Officer in February, 1978 and departed during the Med cruise in June, 1979. I regularly stay in touch with Mike "The Monk" Strunk and Dan "The Webster" Webb, former DISBO and SUPPO. I have recently run into Joe "The Mole" Molinari in the Washington, DC area, where we both live and work. I recently met Andy Hagelin, who was on the Hewes in the early 80's, during a Reserve meeting in Richmond, VA. I worked at the same company for a few years with Don Colley, who was XO in the early 80's. We are still in the same building with different companies that work together on a contract with the Maritime Administration. I have also run into Steve Barrett in London, when I was there for 2 weeks of active duty in the 80's and he was stationed there, and then in the DC area a couple of years ago when he was CAPT Barrett, CO of the DC Reserve Center. Similarly, I got together with John Laster in London in the 80's and then ran into him in the early 90's at a Supply Corps Reserve Workshop. I got together with Rod Repka a few times when he was stationed at the Naval Academy back in the early 80's. For a long time, I was in regular contact with Gary "The A" Andersen, Dan "The Foot" Bereck, Jim Shelton, Bill Shanley, Ed Driscoll (one of our helo pilots), and Ned Norton, but regrettably have lost touch with all. For a few years back in the 80's, I ran into Bill Parker a few times when he was on travel to NAVSEA HQ. During my honeymoon in 1987, my wife and I spent a very pleasant evening at the home of CAPT Fromholtz and his wife, Sunday, in the Charleston area. Additionally, I saw CAPT Fromholtz and Kevin Nicolin several times when we were all stationed in DC during the early 80's. I have very fond memories of the great people on the Joey Boat. It was a very special time in my life. We sure had fun working hard and playing hard, too! The website is great!
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HT2 Tom Young (1/78-2/83) — Checked-in: 03/21/2000
WAS ON THE BOAT A LONG TIME LOTS OF FAMILAR NAMES ON THE LIST. I HAVE SEEN A COUPLE OF THE FELLOWS A COUPLE OF TIMES. GARY KIRBY IS MY DAUGHTERS GOD FATHER(IMANGINE THAT). REMEMBER THE OUTINGS TO THE RADAR CLUB AND ALL OF OUR EXCITING CRUISES. HAS ANYONE SEEN ZEEK?
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QM2 Gary J. Kirby (2/79-2/83) — Checked-in: 03/20/2000
Reported onboard feb 79 right From A school. Had some great times with good people.
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STG1 Ed Peters (1973-1978) — Checked-in: 03/17/2000
What a great web site! I remember my first day aboard, which was what I believed to be the coldest day in the history of the world and it occured in Newport, RI. There weren't enough Navy blankets or enough steam from the pier to even come close to keeping us warm. Shortly after, we changed home ports to Charleston....ahhhhh, back to the warm south. In transit, really wise guys like Wells, Cuspilich, Chechack, Meehan, Alm, West, Lombard, Sweeney, etc tried to make the new recruit on board seasick by eating nasty little sardines and smoking really raunchy cigars. While their antics didn't work, storms off of Hatteras almost did! A said ALMOST!I hated the Hewes and loved my shipmates. Over the years, my hate for the Hewes has softened to, lets go so far as to say, become a fond "admiration" for an old friend who took me far away on journeys that a simple man from NC could have never gone. She enabled me to have adventures most people will never understand.....such as the episode with the Soviet Ship in the Middle East in 1975 (The Petya - sp?) those of you that were there know the incident. I got to see my Weapon's Officer beat up the Weapons Officer from the USS Tripp in GTMO (we always were better than the Tripp). I got to see the Queen's Silver Jubilee in England, and I got to play music and become friends with the finest people I've ever been associated with. I got to ride on the first war ship to transit the Suez Canal after the Middle East War (remember we had to stand at sea and anchor and were ordered to wave at people on shore).
I made best friends, lost touch with them and now, with the help of this page, are reaquainting myself with them. (Thank you rgibson).My heart broke when I found out USS Joseph Hewes was no more a United States warship. I always thought I'd take my wife and three girls to Charleston to see her one more time.....OH, well nothing stays the same....including how I feel about "Joey". She was definitely ok.....Fox Division guys, remember the Steamin' Joey Blues (sung to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues)? "I see that ship a steamin, I see the horizon clear, I'm out here on the ocean and I wish I had a beer, but I'm stuck here on the Joey and time goes by so slow. And why we keep on steamin' I guess I'll never know. Well, I bet the officers eatin' in that wardroom up the stairs, they ain't got no worries and they ain't got no cares, cause they ain't got no roaches to fight off for a meal. But we can let 'em have some to show 'em how we feel. We'll if this was my Navy, if this steamin' ship was mine, I let her stay at pierside right here in the bay and you can bet your boots I wouldn't have this old haircut today"
Take care........Ed
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HT2 Richard Wayne Lovell (1971-1972) — Checked-in: 03/15/2000
I was a member of the first crew assigned to the Hewes. I am a plank owner and was aboard for the commissioning. I was left in Newport in 1972 when the Hewes received its first orders for duty, and got out of the navy 4 months later. Great ship. Great crew. Had a great time!
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GMGC Stephen Boesdorfer (7/86-4/89) — Checked-in: 03/15/2000
Reported onboard as a boot Chief and it was the best experience I could have recieved. The "Chief's Mess" really taught me how to wear the anchor and I take my hat off to them all. The gun gang was the best crew that I could have ever imagined working for me, they made me look good.
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LT Mike Strunk (6/76-1/80) — Checked-in: 03/14/2000
My name is Mike Strunk and I served on "the Joey" as electrical officer and First Lt. from June 1976 to Jan. 1980. I regularly keep in touch with John Coulter, Pat O'day, and Bob Ballard. Additionally, I saw Capt. Fromholtz two summers ago. He is retired and lives in Summerville, SC. I'm not sure when you served, but everybody called me "Monk". If you need more info, just email me at dastrunks@aol.com.
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STG3 Lynn Epps (9/73 - 10/74) — Checked-in: 03/12/2000
Joe Wells contacted me this past Saturday and informed me about the web page. It's bringing back many memories from that time twenty-six years ago.
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GMT2 Lawson Wells (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 03/08/2000
Was just advised of this web site by Ed Peters "Sonarman 3RD class........ My name is Lawson "Joe" Wells, I served on the Hewes from 73-75 as Gmt2 with Cuspilich, Chechak, Peters, Meehan, West, Milacheck, Miller,to name a few...... I was onboard during the Med Cruise........Will never forget that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am currently employed as a Plant/Facilities Engineer at a firm in Champaign,Illinois. Have many photos and some possible addresses and phone numbers which I shall try to compile and submit..... Add me to the roster and keep in touch.
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AW3 Chip Adkins (1972) — Checked-in: 03/06/2000
Was glad to find the site. Was attached to lamps det 3. This by the way was the third operational lamps deployment. The Dewey and Belknap shared det one and det two deployed aboard the Whipple as I recall. Would love to communicate with anyone aboard at the same time I was. Great job on the site. Post more pictures. Subic Bay really called to me. I could almost smell it there for a second.
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LTJG Michael McClintock (1992-1994) — Checked-in: 03/06/2000
I was the Communications Officer & Electronic Material Officer & Electronic Warfare officer when the ship decommissioned. An partner at my law firm was showing me a web sight for his old ship and I decided to see if there was anything on the Hewes . . . sure enough. I have saved most of the decom stuff: programs, pictures, last "cruise book," etc. if you are interested. I got off active duty when the ship decom'd, stayed in the active reserves (I just went IRR), and am an attorney in Oklahoma City. I look forward to hearing from you.
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EM3 Michael Bankson (1980-1982) — Checked-in: 02/25/2000
I only got mugged twice in NY! I served with EM3 Ruiz in E-div on the Joey boat, It was a real wild, fun time living in the Brig in Brooklyn!
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EM3 Robert Ruiz (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 02/20/2000
FROM WHAT I'VE READ SO FAR YOU GUYS ALL FEEL THE SAME WAY.OUR SHIP WAS A GREAT SHIP WITH A FAMILY TYPE OF CREW.ONE THING FOR SURE WAS THAT OUR COMMAND ALWAYS KEPT US ON TOUR. I REMEMBER THE LONGEST TIME IN PORT WAS BROOKLYN SHIP YARD.THAT WAS A WILD TIME PERIOD, THIS GUY WHO WAS ON BOARD TOOK A SUBWAY RIDE TO MANHATAN AND ON HIS WAY BACK GOT MUGED 3 TIMES! WHILE ON BOARD WE DID 2 MEDS AND COUNTLESS LOCAL TRIPS.I RECALL GOING THROUGH THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE MANY TIMES ONCE ON A SEVERE STORM WHERE OUR SHIP WAS DAMAGED AND THE COOKS GOT A DAY OFF AS NO ONE COULD EAT.I ALSO RECALL A FEW OF US MOONING A RUSSIAN SHIP PASSING US IN THE MED.THANKS BOB, FOR THIS SITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIND OUR CLOSE SHIPMATES.I'LL KEEP CHECKING IN.
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OS3 Todd Davis (1989-1992) — Checked-in: 02/12/2000
ITS GOOD TO SEE ALL MY SHIPMATES POPPING UP ON THE SITE. SURE DOES BRING BACK ALOT OF GOOD MEMORIES NOW THAT I HAVE RESIGNED. IT'S A PART OF MY LIFE I'LL NEVER FORGET.
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MS3 Pete Wiencek (1981-1985) — Checked-in: 02/12/2000
I remember the joey boat as a workhorse. We always seemed to be out at sea. The experiences and places we visited were priceless. Hope I didn't make anyone sick with my cooking. I am much better now.
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HT2 Michael Kelley (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 02/05/2000
Have pictures of HT's and few snipes also of med cruise 79 and underway.
Still serving as a dc chief in coast guard reserve.
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NC1(SW) Ralph E. Strunk (1986-1987) — Checked-in: 02/04/2000
I reported aboard Uss Joseph Hewes in April 1987 as the Command Career Counselor. I don't remember to many shipmates, I was transferred in June of 1997 due to and illness to my wife. I am presently the Command Career Counselor for the First Naval Reserve Fleet Support Command at Fort Dix NJ. I look forward to hearing from some old shipmates.
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ET3 Joe Byrd (1990-92) — Checked-in: 02/03/2000
I remember my time on Joseph Hewes almost on a daily basis. The photos on this site bring back a lot more memories. Thanks. I still wear my Joseph Hewes cap with pride (although it is somewhat worn now). I would enjoy hearing from any old shipmates.
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STG2 Greg Barker (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 02/02/2000
Ahh, the Joey Boat. The epitome of "Haze Grey & Underway". She deployed for a SpecOps less than 24 hrs. after I reported aboard. Six weeks of chasing "Divin' Ivan" around the icy North Atlantic. Still the best job I've been underpaid for, and the best bunch of guys to do it with. And, to answer Phil Kesslers question...Seaman Apprentice "Swimcall" Jones hopped the rail in six ft. seas about an hour out of Cartegena. Rumor has it that he was released from the 5th floor of ChasnNavHosp two months after we returned from UNITAS. What a way to get out of mess cranking!

Fair Winds And Following Seas to all my friends from Joseph Hewes.
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MMC(SW) James H. Devereaux (1982-1983) — Checked-in: 01/29/2000
I served onboard from the Joseph Hewes. MMC(SW) Devereaux from 1982-83 Charleston, SC USS Joseph Hewes FF1078 in the rate of MMC(SW). Assigned to the LCPO for Engine Room/Aux. 1. Stood duty/watches as Engineering Officer of the Watch, Duty Engineer and OOD inport. Ships 3M Coordinator.
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CDR Carl I. Lundquist (CO April 85 to August 87) — Checked-in: 01/29/2000
I commanded the Leader of the Class (not the pack) from April '85 to August '87. It was easily the highlight of my career, not just becauseit was command, but because of the exceptional ship she was and the people we had. During my tour we deployed on UNITAS and to the Med, and won the Battle E.
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OS2 Jeff Adkins (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 01/28/2000
I reptd onboard Hewes from USS Bowen in Brooklyn drydock, went on lots of hunts for USSR subs near Bermuda, then to the MED in '83. Rod Haynes was my DIV OFCR! I remember Johnny Quick, Bill Gardner, Clarence Purvis many more. Would love to hear from anyone. The best friends I ever had were on the Hewes. I used to walk on the messdecks and yell: "attitude check!" and the entire crew would respond with "@#!* it!" During the Med Cruise of '83, I would tie a sock around my neck and do a newscast on the closed circuit tv station. When we returned from the MED, CO HARDT wanted me checked out by a shrink. I have not changed, not one damn bit. Weirdest liberty port: some podunk tiny town in Turkey. We went ashore, then the Brits had to ferry us back to the ship on Zodiac boats. Not before some of us found a store selling nasty beer....
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ENS Joe Carnevale (1971-1974) — Checked-in: 01/20/2000
It is my sad duty to report the passing of CDR Jerry Haynes. He was a great CO and an inspiration to me. I have tried to let people do there jobs as he let me do mine.

Next month I transfer to Norfolk to take over as CINCLANTFLT Maintenance Officer.
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BT2 William J. Kirchmayer (1978-1981) — Checked-in: 01/20/2000
Mark VanGilder called me today and told me about this site. Great work here Rob (although I remember you as Bob). I retired in 1996 and found work still as a snipe keeping a college hot or cold.Was great to find someone still remembered the old "Joey-Boat".
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MM3 Douglas Moore (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 01/17/2000
Would like to hear from all you snipes.
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PN2(SW) Michael Podiak (1988-1990) — Checked-in: 01/12/2000
Am proud to say I was a crewmember onboard the "Hewes" when she made her last Med/IO cruise (89). I had some good times and some not so good times, but I saw many places and things which I can honestly say I would have never had the opportunity to see if I hadn't been onboard. I hope any crewmembers from the Med/IO 89 sends a note to catch up.
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STG3 Milacek (1973-1975) — Checked-in: 12/27/1999
The Hewes was my first ship. I was aboard during a Med cruise, numerous Carribean jaunts and a IO around Africa and back through the Suez and Med. I retired as a Chief in 1993 after several other ships on both the east and west coast. I am now a contrator working for Harris Acoustic Products as the rep at SPAWAR in San Diego, CA.
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ETCS(SW) Keith O. Reese (1991-June 30, 1994) — Checked-in: 12/26/1999
I served aboard JOSEPH HEWES during her times as FFT-1078. She was one of eight KNOX class FFs that were chosen to be training frigates. This call of ship was the FIRST warship to have women permanently assigned as crewmembers. (Don't believe anything else). We sailed the mighty ship from her final homeport in Ingelside, TX through the Panama Canal and on to Long Beach, CA where we decommissioned her and she was sold to the Taiwanesse Navy.
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STG1 Phillip Kessler (85-86, 89-90) — Checked-in: 12/23/1999
Reported aboard in 1985 and promptly went on a UNITAS/WATC cruise. Great initiation to shipboard life. Who can remember the guy who jumped off the ship in heavy seas? Thanks "Frenchy" for telling him "no balls". Skiing in the Andes. Visited the Southernmost city in the world. The women in Chile mobbing the ship. And of course 7 days in RIO. Visiting Africa certainly taught you how to apppreciate being American. I went back to school. Then to USS Brumby. She was sold to Pakistan and then I was sent back to the good old "Joey Boat". Went on a MED/IO cruise in 1989. Lots of great ports, great times, and great people I met on both my assignments on the Hewes. I'm proud I served my country and happy I served on the USS Joseph Hewes.
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LTJG Frank Miller (12/72-9/75) — Checked-in: 12/22/1999
Served on board Hewes from when she returned from WestPac through her designation as "FF". Two o'seas deployments: Med '73 (incl Arab-Israeli war, DefCon 3 etc) and IO, Suez transit, Med and return to a 3 Star INSURV Jan-June '75. Was COMMO (relieved Carnevale) and ASWO. Served with Glass, Carnevale, Mastin, Felloney etc under Haynes & Buell. Now a senior policy maker (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
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GMM2 Jon Quick (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 12/16/1999
Hey Quick here. I don't see many people signing in from the time I was on board in 3rd Div. I had looked for some of you guys that were on board when I left FC3 Quick, Denton, Proctor, BOWSER,Jason Mundy, McElroy. If anyone happens to see this email me or if the other one doesn't work you can email my other address:

ofthefallen@hotmail.com

Quick Out.
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MMC Leo J. Guggenbiller (1979?-1981) — Checked-in: 12/08/1999
No time now but I'll be around some time. Great hearing from you and I recognize alot of names on the list. The letter you wrote went to my fathers house. Will write more next time.
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ENS Bill Glass (1972-1975) — Checked-in: 12/07/1999
Rob - Jack Felloney sent me the info re web sites. I retired in '93 after spending a career revisiting many of the places HEWES visited.

fyi, I have a pretty large stock of b&W negatives and color slides from the 72-75 period, including many from the Westpac cruise book. As the opportunity presents I can print up the B&W stuff and if I ever get a scanner can scan in slides. Would that be helpful? - Bill Glass
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ENS Bob Mastin (1972-1976) — Checked-in: 12/06/1999
Great Web site! I served on the Joey from fall 1972 through early 1976 as CIC Officer and as DCA. We did three deployments during that period: Westpac/Viet Nam, Med. (during Yom Kippur War), and Middle East (first US warship to transit the newly opened Suez Canal. I still have a copy of the 1972 Westpac cruise book. If you like, I'll scan some of the photos for the Website.

Bob Mastin (former Lt. USN)
Robert Mastin, President
Aegis Publishing Group, Ltd., 796 Aquidneck Ave., Newport, RI 02842
Voice: 401-849-4200, Fax: 401-849-4231, Web Site: www.aegisbooks.com
Publisher of telecommunications and data networking books for end users (small organizations and the SOHO market), for industry training, and for educational institutions.
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LT Jack J. Felloney (1972-1974) — Checked-in: 12/06/1999
My name is Jack Felloney, and I served on Joey from 1972-1974. We made both a Westpac deployment to Vietnam and a Mediterranean deployment while homeported in Newport R.I. I retired from the Navy as a Captain in February 1999. I had six commands while in the Navy including, USS Detector MSO 429, USS McClusky FFG 41, USS Lake Champlain CG 57, Destroyer Squadron 33, Regional Support Organization , San Diego and Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego. I have lots of JOEY "stuff" and will see if I can send you some. I hope you look up our CO's, Cdr. Jerry Haynes and Cdr. Tom Buell. Tom has written many books, including the "Quiet Warrior" about Admiral Spruance. I will see if I have their addresses. I had a great time onboard Joey as the weapons officer. I served with RADM Carnevale, who sent me this information and web site.
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TM3 David A. Kimbrell (1973-1976) — Checked-in: 12/05/1999
I HAVE PICTURES.
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ENS Joe Carnevale (1971-1974) — Checked-in: 11/30/1999
Great to see a web page for Joey. I have my cruise book from our Vietnam cruise. When I get a chance I'll start downloading the names.
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MM2 Corey Joe Bell (1982-1987) — Checked-in: 11/24/1999
Reported on board straight out of boot, no A School yet. I can remember all the piping and wiring everywhere, thinking I would never know what it all was. I was the second "Bell" on board so automatically I was nicknamed "Junior." That name still sticks with very old friends. After being on board a week, we went out to Bermuda, and I laid on the deck and puked for 3 days. I did a Unitas , a South American, and a Med cruise, along with countless other shorter cruises. I couldn't wait to get out at the time, but looking back, where else could I have seen so much in so little time. Living on board with 300 other guys I really learned how to get along with people, which is an asset in what I do now. I have a bunch of pictures and 2 yearbooks from cruises that could be added to the picture section.

What I want to know is where is the Joseph Hewes now? I sure would love to walk her decks again!
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STGC(SW) Alan Bonifer (1986) — Checked-in: 11/19/1999
Was only onboard for a few months before i had been transferred due to medical problems(STG3 at the time). Was a real treat to learn from the sonar gang that was currently onboard, and what a party time we had. Currently stationed with ATG at Ingleside, Tx.
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DC3 Donovan Casares (1991-1993) — Checked-in: 11/12/1999
I WAS ON THE HEWES DURING THE ADJUSTMENT OF TURNING TO AN FFT. WENT THROUGH TWO OPPES ON BOARD. BEEING A DC MAN ON BOARD THAT SHIP WAS THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. I HAVENT SEEN OR HEARD FROM ANYBODY FROM THE HEWES FOR A LONG TIME. THE LAST HOME PORT WAS IN INGLESIDE, TEXAS BEFORE DECOM. IN 94. JUST WANTED TO SAY HI TO SHIP MATES FROM THE OLD JOEY HEWES. GLAD I FOUND IT.
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OSCM John Fry (Feb 76-May 78) — Checked-in: 11/07/1999
I reported aboard a short time before the Charleston yard overhaul in 1976. When my LPO, Pete Munsell, made Chief, I became the 3M Coordinator full time in mid 1977. Made OSCS in fall of '77 while we were in Lisbon, Portugal on the first stop of the North Atlantic cruise. I remember the Joey fondly - not like those who had their 1st tour on board, but she was the last of six ships and still means a lot to me. CIC was full of hoodlums in those days. What a great bunch of troops I had!
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SA Larry Black (1992) — Checked-in: 11/02/1999
I served aboard the Joesph Hewes for 2 weeks in 1992. I had been on the ship for two weeks when we went out for an overnight cruise. On the way back into port and Charelston, SC, I had my foot crushed by the support arm for the Kingston Post. I never did return the the Hewes after I spent 4 months on shore recovering.
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FTM2 Michael Lee (1980-1983) — Checked-in: 10/25/1999
Was on the Joey for 3 years, several Bermuda cruises and countless 2 week trips to no where. Many North Atlantic crusies as well. I also was in the Brooklyn Yard back in '81. When the Lebanon barracks was blown up I was on an English ship on my way to Turkey, then fly out state side for discharge. Would like to hear from anybody from that time period. This is great that somebody made a page for the Joey boat, have searched for three years, and just happened across it in Yahoo.
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OS2 Mark Roberts (1977-1890) — Checked-in: 10/24/1999
Stopped by to look at your excellent website. A lot of folks get frames terribly wrong - but you have a real nice "Look & Feel" to these pages.

Best wishes - and "Hello" to all of the Hewes "shipmates."

Mark Roberts
Destroyers Online
Knox class Frigates
http://www.plateau.net/usndd/mark/mail.htm
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STG2 Ed Bravo (1985-1987) — Checked-in: 10/12/1999
Did my last Naval cruise while onboard, and what a cruise it was! Unitas and West African Training Cruise...26+ ports. Went on to school and instruct at Combat Systems Technical Schools Command. Got out in March 1991 and have been working with SAIC ever since, primarily supporting U.S. Air Force contracts...who would have guessed!
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RMC Richard W. McDaniel (1983-1987) — Checked-in: 10/09/1999
WIFE BRENDA, TEACHES COMPUTERS AT LOCAL ELEM-SCHOOL. DAUGHTER APRIL, IN COLLEGE. SON CHRIS, FIXING TO BE THERE ALSO. I RETIRED TWICE AND AM NOW THE HOUSE MANAGER. WE LIVE IN THE COUNTRY CLOSE TO BOERNE, KENDALL COUNTY TEXAS.
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ENS Rod Haynes (1981-1984) — Checked-in: 10/05/1999
Reported to Joey Boat as boot Ensign out of OCS and first thing I did was salute a chief, thinking he was a Lieutenant Commander. JOSEPH HEWES was a wonderful ship, with two outstanding CO's while I was aboard: CDR Guy Campbell, USN and then L.M. Hardt, USN. We took her through GTMO and deployed to the Med in 1983 as part of the International Peace-Keeping effort in Lebanon. When the Marines were attacked in October, 1983 JOSEPH HEWES was a few miles off shore. Terribly tragic situation, but we were ready to rock. I served as the CIC Officer and MPA during my three years aboard. We had a tight crew, excellent ASW hunters from the snipes down in the hole to the deck apes out on the weather decks, to the spooks in CIC and Sonar. We worked together and we did well. Miss the Joey Boat somethin' awful.
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MM2 John F. McPhillips (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 10/04/1999
Man! What a ride!! Had some of the best times and friends on that tour! Remember the Med and IO. Let's hear from some of you guys that are still around, especially you "snipes"!
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FTM2 Robert Pendt (1977-1979) — Checked-in: 09/29/1999
Looking back, the Joey was an excellent first sea tour. Certainly not the largest ship of the Fleet, she afforded a young sailor the opportunity to excel AND to interact with each and every rating and crewmember. My fondest memories are of those with whom I served. Each crewmember was made to feel a member of the team and a contributer to every achievement. Although we may not have realized it at the time, those days and those people made the Navy a real adventure.
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BT3 Mark L. Vangilder (1977-1980) — Checked-in: 09/26/1999
I'm happy to see someone made a page on the Hewes.Brought back a lot of good memories.I can truly say that the time I spent there was some of the best years of my life.Made a North Atlantic, Med. and to many to count shorter trips.Would like to hear from anyone else from around that time..So feel free to email me..Again..Great web page...
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GMGSA Robert J. Summerhill (1970 (PRE-COM) to 1975) — Checked-in: 09/26/1999
I helped to put the " JOEY " in the water. I came on board when she was still just a pile of steel in Mississippi. Our first real cruse was the " BIG LIE ", the Med that turned out to Viet 'Nam. FTG3 and myself were the first pepole to fire a shot in anger. We burned out two 5" barrels before we went home via " Round the world". I have in my files the kill log of the Joseph Hewes. We ALWAYS won the Battle "E", OPS "E", ENG "E", and set records for a Steam Ship that still stand today. We did so many first, that I could fill a book with all the Sea Stories.
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RM3 Steven Flatow (1975) — Checked-in: 09/12/1999
I had just finished a tour of shore duty in Bermuda when I reported to the Hewes in January of 1975. I had been in the Nav for two years and wanted to know what it was all about. Well the Hewes showed me. Six days later we departed for a six month cruise to the Middle East. That was the education of my life. I look back now and can only remember the good times. (Well maybe some bad ones too). But all in all the Hewes was a good ship. I remember right after we finished the mideast cruise and before we came home to Charleston we picked up Cinclantflt for an underway inspection. The entire ship passed with flying colors.
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MM2 John Reynolds (1979-1982) — Checked-in: 08/23/1999
The Joey Boat was my first ship, and now as I look back twenty years through 6 other ships she had the best crew I served with. We had some great times. I did two Med Cruises, uncountable training runs, and the 81 yard period up in Brooklyn. I started in M div in the engine room, and later moved to Aux One. I left the ship as we got out of the yards and headed south, but have always missed keeping up with the guys who helped me mature into a sailor. Our Motto was " the Leader of the Pack" and we always tried to be the lead dog, and sometimes when the other dogs got to close we'd bite, but it was a good ship with a great crew.
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MM1(SW) Robert W. Gibson (1977-1981) — Checked-in: 08/15/1999
I'll start the guestbook off with the first entry. I served aboard the Hewes from 1977 through 1981, went on three Med Cruises, one North Atlantic Cruise, and innumerable "jaunts" out for a couple of weeks at a time. I made a lot of great friends, but haven't heard from most of them since getting out of the Navy in 1985. Although I griped and bitched about the Navy at the time, I look back now with many fond memories, and realize that my Navy days were some of the best days of my life...