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submitted on May 14, 2017 4:55 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY 12th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY today - ALLEN & KATHY AUERBACH. Best Wishes to a GREAT couple on their special day!
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submitted on May 10, 2017 1:55 AM EDT
Name: David R. Loconsole
Email Address: DLOCONSOLE@Q.COM
Comments: Came aboard Zellars in late Oct 67. ZBOAT was in Drydock.I was part of the last crew in 71 when she was sold time Iran.
Rate/rank & dates aboard IC2 67-71

submitted on May 7, 2017 2:12 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: DAVE MANNING - our Chaplain, is extremely ill and prognosis is not good. I have been in contact with his wife (Irina) to see if we can be of any support to them. It would be great if all shipmates could send him a card and some words of encouragement.
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submitted on April 19, 2017 8:05 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: LEN GENIS - (IC3 65 - 12/67) HAPPY BIRTHDAY - today! Best Wishes from your Shipmates !
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submitted on April 12, 2017 5:10 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: APRIL 12, - this is the 72nd Anniversary of that tragic day when we lost 44 Shipmates at Okinawa and a like number were wounded. We take time to remember those lost and continue to honor those few still left with us. God Bless them all.
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submitted on April 12, 2017 8:24 AM EDT
Name: Lesrer Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday today ! To KATHY BUCK, our terrific Secretary/Treasurers! Best Wishes from all your Shipmates and friends.
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submitted on April 1, 2017 6:23 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: It is my very sad duty to report the passing of ROBERT McLAUGHLIN (54/57) on April 1, 2017 just two days after his 81st. Birthday.Bob and Pat hosted the Portland, ME reunion. He (they) were faithful attenders and supporters of the Zellars family. Card to wife Pat would be appreciated.
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submitted on April 1, 2017 1:22 PM EDT
Name: Art Barnes, PO
Email Address: G ,ailcedartree@ amazon.com
Comments: I wish to thank each and everyone for sending the note of my wifes passing. She was 95 young years old. we were married 66 wonderful years and I miss her terrably. My 90th B.D. was 3-20-2017. an old codger.
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submitted on April 1, 2017 1:22 PM EDT
Name: Art Barnes, PO
Email Address: G ,ailcedartree@ amazon.com
Comments: I wish to thank each and everyone for sending the note of my wifes passing. She was 95 young years old. we were married 66 wonderful years and I miss her terrably. My 90th B.D. was 3-20-2017. an old codger.
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submitted on March 29, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - March 29 - ROBERT McLAUGHLIN (MM3 9/54 - 3/57) Best wishes from all your Shipmates!
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submitted on March 15, 2017 6:53 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday - MARY KAY COTTINI - Thursday March 16. Best Wishes for a great day'
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submitted on March 10, 2017 8:29 AM EST
Name: Lester Sinton
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday to CARL HELKE (BT2 11/69 - 2/71). Best Wishes from all your shipmates!
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submitted on March 9, 2017 9:22 PM EST
Name: Dave Nussey
Email Address: Harleynuss@charter.net
Comments: No February 29 this year, Les misses another birthday. He just keeps getting younger all the time. Guess we will have to wait till 2020, Happy no birthday anyway Les. Diane & Dave Nussey
Rate/rank & dates aboard SFP3 Sept. '66- Sept. '68

submitted on March 8, 2017 8:07 AM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday, today, to LANETA DOUGHERTY Have a great day - from all the shipmates!!
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submitted on March 6, 2017 8:15 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Talked to SALTY SALTANA today - he is well and sends his Best Wishes to all his shipmates! He is planning to attend the upcoming reunion in Chicago.
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submitted on March 6, 2017 1:19 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Larry SULLIVAN (RM1. 11/63 - 10/67) had a slight Heart Attack last week, had a Stent put in and is doing just fine! Please send him a card or email at 146 Melody Lane, Tarpon Springs. FL 34689 or sullyvet44@comcast.neg
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submitted on February 22, 2017 11:23 AM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Nancy and I went to lunch with BOB DANKO, (F1c 5/45-7/46) and Rosalie - they are in Floruda for a few weeks. Bob is in great shape - going to be 90 ! on July 23. Sends his best wishes to all shipmates and is planning to come to this year's reunion!
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submitted on February 4, 2017 8:28 AM EST
Name: Dave Nussey
Email Address: Harleynuss@charter.net
Comments: Nice article and picture of Salty, Otto, & Paul in Tin Can Sailors Jan. Feb. Mar. 2017 mag. by Steve Sporcic. Good job Steve.
Rate/rank & dates aboard SFP3. Sept.66-Sept.68

submitted on January 23, 2017 3:23 PM EST
Name: ben beek
Email Address: beekbdd777@yahoo.com
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard sfp3 1964-1966

submitted on January 23, 2017 3:22 PM EST
Name: ben beek
Email Address: beekbdd777@yahoo.com
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard

submitted on January 21, 2017 7:22 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Received word that Gail Beek, wife of Ben Beek (SF3 6/64-6/66) passed away today. Cards would be appreciated.
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submitted on January 14, 2017 3:39 PM EST
Name: Jim Moles
Email Address: jmoles@ma.rr.com
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard BTFN - 1970

submitted on January 11, 2017 12:58 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: OTTO HUSAK (P) TM3 10/44-2/46 is going to be celebrating his 90th Birthday on JANUARY 23 !!! Please send him a card and warm wishes! 2039 N. 67th Ave. Omaha, NE 68104.
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submitted on December 30, 2016 8:49 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 - to all my shipmates and family. Best Wishes to all!
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submitted on December 29, 2016 5:21 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received that ROBERT E. WILSON S1c (6/51 - 8/54) passed away. No other details at this time.
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submitted on December 23, 2016 2:13 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays to all my Shipmates and families. We are truly blessed to be here to celebrate this Holy Season and I want you to know that the BEST gift I have is YOU! Take care of each other, keep in touch with each other and Gid Bless each and every one of you!
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2 65-68

submitted on November 30, 2016 9:39 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Annual Newsletter and Roster List have been emailed or mailed by our Secretary Kathy Buck. If you did not receive one - contact Kathy directly. She did a terrific job on putting this year's material together - we are lucky to have her and Marc assisting us !
Rate/rank & dates aboard

submitted on November 30, 2016 11:16 AM EST
Name: Glen A. Ferguson Jr
Email Address: wildboar777@gmail.com
Comments: Attached TAD with Beach Jumper Two
Rate/rank & dates aboard RM2 1967

submitted on November 24, 2016 10:13 PM EST
Name: Dave Manning, chaplain
Email Address: mannida@msn.com
Comments: All the very best for the holiday from Dave Manning, chaplain
Rate/rank & dates aboard BM3 Mar.. 1960-Dec. 1962

submitted on November 21, 2016 6:25 PM EST
Name: amanda carnathan
Email Address: amanda louise 25@hotmail.com
Comments: looking for information on my brother David Allen Carnathan b. Feb. 03, 1921-d Mar 07,1988. He was to have serviced on the USS Zellars during WWII and he serviced in the Korea War.
Rate/rank & dates aboard All I know is he was in the US Navy on the ship during WWII

submitted on November 21, 2016 11:10 AM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I want to wish all my Shipmates and their families. Have a Happy and Bkessed Thanksgiving. I give thanks for our Country and each and everyone if you!
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submitted on November 14, 2016 8:18 AM EST
Name: Lester Sinton -Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Paul Goeen's email address: pgowen777@att.net
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submitted on November 13, 2016 10:53 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday on NOVEMBER 18. to our Plankowner PAUL GOWEN. 90 years young! Please send him an email!!
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submitted on November 11, 2016 1:55 AM EST
Name: Gil "Smoky" Gillivan
Email Address: cube60@mac.com
Comments: Still here, still proud of my time aboard the Z-boat. Some of the finest people I have ever met worked with me below decks. Happy Veteran's Day to us all!!
Rate/rank & dates aboard MPA 65-67, LT at the end

submitted on November 10, 2016 8:30 PM EST
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY VETERAN'S Day to all my Shipmates!
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submitted on October 27, 2016 8:50 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY NAVY DAY - OCTOBER 27!!
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submitted on October 15, 2016 10:07 AM EDT
Name: Lester
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Correction! HATS are $15.00 each.
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submitted on October 14, 2016 8:17 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: I have 3 Large (No Pocket) BLACK with GOLD Hull outline and number. shirts are $20.00 and hats are $20. S&H is $5.00 per tita Order. All proceeds go to the Asdociation. Let me know.
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65/68

submitted on October 14, 2016 12:13 AM EDT
Name: John Bennett
Email Address: jbennett48@hotmail.com
Comments: Good times remembered.
Rate/rank & dates aboard IC-3 1961 to 1963

submitted on October 12, 2016 8:53 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received this morning, that ALVENA BARNES passed away last night. Condolences sent to Art.
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submitted on October 11, 2016 2:01 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received that ALVENA BARNES, wife or if ART BARNES (P) (10/44 - 4/46)has been severely injured in a fall. A card to Art would be appreciated.
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submitted on October 9, 2016 3:01 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received that Shipmate: CLIFFIRD JOHNSON (1952-54) passed away on September 24, 2916 in Grand Haven, MI. If anyone knows of his Rating and Rate, please let us know that we might add him to Roster. Condolences sent to family.
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submitted on October 3, 2016 11:57 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Thanks to PAT & LANETA DOUGHERTY for attending the services for Richard Herblet. They live nearby and took time out to represent the Association. We and Dick's family appreciate their efforts.
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submitted on October 2, 2016 1:24 AM EDT
Name: Larry "Lew" Lewis
Email Address: 536lew@gmail.com
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard MMFN / 1970-1971

submitted on September 29, 2016 3:05 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received that RICHARD J. HERBLET (5/49 - 7/52) passed away today in MI. Dick attended many reunions and was a great shipmate. His wife - Connie, and daughter Elaine have attended many reunions after Dick took I'll. Chaplain will send card.
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-68

submitted on September 28, 2016 3:02 AM EDT
Name: Larry Lewis
Email Address: 536lew@gmail.com
Comments: Lew * Carlisle Pa
Rate/rank & dates aboard MMFN 1970-1971

submitted on September 27, 2016 1:38 PM EDT
Name: Kevin + Kathy Davis
Email Address: kevindavissr@aol.com
Comments: Great reunion hosted by Ray & Mary Kay COTTINI in Colorado Springs. Great to see old shipmates and enjoyed all the tours. Looking forward to Chicago Thank You, Ray and Mary Kay.
Rate/rank & dates aboard FTG3 65-67

submitted on September 23, 2016 6:38 PM EDT
Name: Ray Cottini (reunion host)
Email Address: cfd_eng68_ret@comcast.net
Comments: Just returned home from our reunion & the FF's Memorial weekend. A great time was had by all, if I say so myself. Hats & shirts were mailed out yesterday to those who placed an order. See you all next year.
Rate/rank & dates aboard SH3 4/60--10/62

submitted on September 19, 2016 4:28 PM EDT
Name: Jack & Julia Cade
Email Address: jcade1968@gmail.com
Comments: Just received the most beautiful loving surprise card from our Zellars friends. Jack & I thank you for your thoughts & prayers. We missed you this reunion & thought of you a lot. Hopefully WE WILL see you all in Chicago next year. Everyone keep well & be happy. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR KINDNESS, MUCH LOVE Julia & Jack Cade
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submitted on September 17, 2016 8:25 PM EDT
Name: len genis
Email Address: poppa777@sbcglobal.net
Comments: Great reunion in Colorado Springs !! Great to see all my shipmates!!
Rate/rank & dates aboard IC 3 late 65 til end of 1967

submitted on September 14, 2016 9:39 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sintonn - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Another GREAT reunion! Ray and Mary Kay Cottini did their usual terrific job at putting this on. The Hotel was absolutely First Class in everything they did for us. The itinerary was great, and our annual Memorial Service in the Chapel at the US AIR FORCE ACADEMY was nice. Thanks to all who attended, it was a great time.
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-68

submitted on September 8, 2016 7:50 PM EDT
Name: Jack Cade
Email Address: jcade1968@gmail.com
Comments: Julia & I are sorry we could not attend the reunion this year. We are Missing & Thinking of you ALL. Wishing we were there apart of all the fun & memories. ENJOY, BE SAFE, BE HAPPY, BE BLESSED OUR BEST & OUR LOVE TO ALL, Jack & Julia Cade
Rate/rank & dates aboard SFM2 1965-1967

submitted on September 7, 2016 5:54 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Just arrived in COLORADO SPRINGS for our 32nd Reunion hosted by Ray &Mary Kay COTTINI. excellent accommodations and eat to see all the shipmates and guests. If you would like to send a message to the group, send me an email or post here and I will read it out at the Annual Meeting. Hope to see more of you next year in PALM SPRINGS, CA. Info will be sent in e fall.
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-68

submitted on September 6, 2016 8:46 PM EDT
Name: Jim Stika
Email Address: jimstika@roadrunner.com
Comments: Was the last postal clerk prior to decommissioning.
Rate/rank & dates aboard SN/69-71

submitted on August 29, 2016 10:26 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to JIM & PARIS LONGLEY ! Best wishes from all your shipmates!
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submitted on August 25, 2016 1:24 AM EDT
Name: Melvin Adkins
Email Address: khafre28@yahoo.com
Comments: Served aboard Zellars as a FTG. Switched rates after leaving Zellars and went on to obtain the rate/rank of SKCS
Rate/rank & dates aboard SKCS september 1964 - september 1967

submitted on August 23, 2016 1:31 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY 30th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to KEVIN & KATHRYN DAVIS - today!
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submitted on August 6, 2016 6:59 PM EDT
Name: Charlie Waters
Email Address: fm2cr319@gmail.com
Comments: When we left Newport for the Med. MT 51 was useless, No electrical or hydraulics. I reported aboard 3 days prior to departure. The Zippen "Z" was deploying no matter what. Our Med. homeport was changed from Naples to Malta. Was suppposed to have a port call at Tripoli, Libya, but Kadafi's coup d'etat killed that. E-5's had Shore Patrol Duty instead of Quarter Deck Watch.Almost lost our liberty call to Palma because of the Gator's conduct during their liberty call. A fleet tug aided the locals with a fire in Palma's harbor and the liberty ban was dropped and I was able to enjoy 2 beach parties there. Enjoyed liberty in Athens & San Remo. Had a change of command in Naples where we had to be moored stern to the pier because of lack pier space to tie up the normal way. Had to stand Shore Patrol Duty with the riot squad which responded to bar brawls. The only action we saw was helping two of the local SP personel with a kid who was so high that it took six of us helping them to get him back to SP headquarters. When we returned to Newport there was "brand new" 5"38 mount on the pier ready to replace the piece of junk we left with. As far as I know the "Zippen Z' only served as a Reserve Training Ship until it was sold to IRAN. A real sad end for a ship with such a rich history of almost being destroyed & sunk by a Kamikaze attack during the battle for Okinawa in WWII!
Rate/rank & dates aboard ETR2, LPO DASH Crew on last Med. Cruise 1969

submitted on August 5, 2016 4:59 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HOTEL RESERVATIONS CLOSE OUT ON AUGUST 15. . See the Reunion Forms on the website for the information. Any questions, contact Ray Cottini directly. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Colorado Springs!
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submitted on July 29, 2016 6:01 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - JULY 30 - to shipmate DAVE NUSSEY (SFP3 66-68) from all our shipmates!
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submitted on July 27, 2016 3:10 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY on July, 29 to KATHY DAVIS wife of Kevin Davis ( FTG3) from all the shipmates !!
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submitted on July 24, 2016 9:35 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday to BOB DANKO (F1 5/45 - 7/46) July 25. Best Wishes from all your Shipmates!
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submitted on July 19, 2016 5:18 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Deadline for reunion is fast approaching! Send the registration forms to RAY COTTINI and get your Hotel reservations in! Looking forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs!
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submitted on July 9, 2016 12:06 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: SALTY SALDANA - HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY ON JULY 10. Best wishes from all your ZELLARS Shipmates!
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submitted on July 4, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
Name: Dave Manning, chaplain
Email Address: mannida@msn.com
Comments: Ronal Reagan said it best when he said that America as a "shining city on a hill"represented the best hope for the world. Although narrow minded terrorists do their best to destroy that hope, it still persists with much of the same freedoms for all that our forefathers and early patriots meant it to be. After 240 years, America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave. Thanks to all of you for your service and enjoy the celebration of the nation's independence.
Rate/rank & dates aboard BM 3 March 1960-December 1962

submitted on July 2, 2016 7:22 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY - to all our shipmates and families! Have a happy and safe day !
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-68

submitted on June 26, 2016 7:21 PM EDT
Name: Larry Holbert
Email Address: keeper30805@yahoo.com
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard Mm 2 1960 1962

submitted on June 19, 2016 6:21 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: David NUSSEY - SFP3 66-68 - just elected Commander of Shannon Doyle Post 205 (American Legion) in Rochdale, MA. Went to the meeting as an E-4, cane out as a Commander !!
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2 65-68

submitted on June 15, 2016 9:07 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: William Adelbert Humphrey - BM3 (10/47 - 6/49) Passed away on March10, 2016 in Gouldsboro NC. His son sent me copy of his DD214.
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submitted on June 10, 2016 5:58 PM EDT
Name: james Bell
Email Address: jbell6496@gmail.com
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM-2 4/63- 11/63

submitted on June 9, 2016 4:54 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Talked to SALTY SALDANA today he is well, sends his best wishes to all and is looking forward to Colorado! He will be 90 years old on JULY 10 !! Please send him a card for this milestone?
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-69

submitted on June 4, 2016 8:47 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sunton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: JUNE 4. - Happy Birthday to JIM LONGLEY GM3 (66-68)
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submitted on June 2, 2016 3:41 PM EDT
Name: Charles J. Watkins
Email Address: hcwatkins@embarqmail.com
Comments: Services dtd fm 52 to 54
Rate/rank & dates aboard Seaman QM

submitted on June 2, 2016 3:41 PM EDT
Name: Charles J. Watkins
Email Address: hcwatkins@embarqmail.com
Comments: Services dtd fm 52 to 54
Rate/rank & dates aboard Seaman QM

submitted on May 23, 2016 9:50 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: MAY 25, Happy Birthday to JAMES (BUB) SHORES (MM3 8/46 - 5/49) -his 88th Birthday! Great friend and shipmate - wish him a happy day!
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submitted on May 21, 2016 7:08 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received that JOHN MARSTON (TM2 3/69 - 10/63) passed away in April of this year. Card sent to wife Doris.
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submitted on May 18, 2016 4:24 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Word received that shipmate WILLIAM BIRCHFIELD passed away in February 2016. If anyone has info as to his Rate and Onboard time, please let me know.
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-68

submitted on May 18, 2016 1:36 AM EDT
Name: Ray Cottini
Email Address: cfd_eng68_ret@comcast.net
Comments: The reunion letter & order form are available on the site.
Rate/rank & dates aboard SH3 4-60/10-62

submitted on May 13, 2016 5:53 PM EDT
Name: Ray Cottini (reunion host)
Email Address: cfd_eng68_ret@comcast.net
Comments: Reunion packets have been mailed out. If you have not received yours in 1 week please contact me. Add your rate/rank & time aboard to your order form when remitting.
Rate/rank & dates aboard SH3 4-60/10-62

submitted on May 13, 2016 3:08 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Go to: www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/dd777 There is a list of crew members, that lists many shipmates that we do not have on our Roster List. Take a look and if there is anyone you know, OR lives in your area - get in touch with then and enlist them!! Put them in touch with me.
Rate/rank & dates aboard MM2. 65-68

submitted on May 6, 2016 5:28 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Happy Birthday! ROSE WIGNALL today May 6 ! Best Wishes from all your ZELLARS friends!
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submitted on May 4, 2016 10:44 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: Sip mate PAUL GOWEN (GM3 10/44 - 1/46) has volunteered to represent the Association at the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, TX on Monday 30 @10:00. Thanks go (again) to Paul and if you can make this service it is most impressive with our wreath placement at our Wall Plaque. Call 830-997-8600 for info.
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submitted on April 30, 2016 11:40 AM EDT
Name: Genaro (salty) Saldana
Email Address: usszellarsdd777@gmail.com
Comments: Served W/the greatest generation. 1944,45,46
Rate/rank & dates aboard S1C

submitted on April 29, 2016 1:55 PM EDT
Name: Michael Carlile
Email Address: agramp3usa@netscape.net
Comments:
Rate/rank & dates aboard BT 3 -60-61

submitted on April 29, 2016 8:45 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: REUNION INFORMATION will be mailed shortly by RAY COTTINI - he and MaryKay have planned a great time for us! Any questions about the reunion should be addressed to him.
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submitted on April 24, 2016 8:17 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY -April 24 _ LARRY SULLIVAN (RM1 - 11/63 - 10/67)
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submitted on April 20, 2016 10:25 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: It is my sad duty to report the passing of EDWARD GYGER - (MM3 2/48 - 5/50). Ed attended many reunions and talked to me the other day about how much he enjoyed Nashville and all his shipmates. RIP.
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submitted on April 17, 2016 11:22 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 20 - to LEN GENIS. BEST WISHES,
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submitted on April 12, 2016 8:35 PM EDT
Name: Cheryl Stoneking
Email Address: cherylstoneking@yahoo.com
Comments: To all the Zellars, thinking of you on this 71st anniversary of that awful day for the Zellars during the battle of Okinawa. Best wishes to all for good health and a fine reunion in 2016.
Rate/rank & dates aboard Daughter of Ensign Earl Brockman, 10/44 - 4/12/45

submitted on April 12, 2016 8:13 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: KATHY BUCK - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY APRIL 12 ! BEST WISHES
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submitted on April 9, 2016 12:47 PM EDT
Name: francis vengren
Email Address:
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submitted on April 6, 2016 10:07 PM EDT
Name: Lester Sinton - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: REUNION SITES ! I have been contacted by Convention and Visitors Bureau people about our hosting a future reunion in their city. ERIE, PA - CHESAPEAKE, VA - BUFFALO, NY Any interest? Let me know.
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submitted on April 5, 2016 5:08 PM EDT
Name: Artie Ward
Email Address: holmesauthor11@gmail.com
Comments: Artie Ward was washed overboard & died, approx 1951. His sister, Alice, always remembered his ship no.-777. But she never made contact with shipmates. Do you remember Artie? Thank you
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submitted on April 1, 2016 12:42 PM EDT
Name: Richard kukura
Email Address:
Comments: I was on the Zella's in 57&58 and then transferred to uss Dewey dlg 14
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submitted on March 30, 2016 6:18 PM EDT
Name: STEVEN BUZA
Email Address: sparkybuza@aol.com
Comments:
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submitted on March 30, 2016 10:29 AM EDT
Name: Armand DiMilo
Email Address: eddimilo@yahoo.com
Comments:
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submitted on March 27, 2016 4:42 PM EDT
Name: Dave Manning, chaplain
Email Address: mannida@msn.com
Comments: Wishing all hands a blessed Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Enjoy the glorious holiday with friends and family
Rate/rank & dates aboard BM3. 3/60-12/62

submitted on March 25, 2016 11:29 AM EDT
Name: Lester Sintin - Association President
Email Address: notnis1@comcast.net
Comments: PAT DOUGHERTY (BT2 64-66) - had successful knee replacement this week and is recovering well at home. Send him a card or email.
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submitted on March 19, 2016 3:28 PM EDT
Name: William adelbert Humphrey
Email Address: sbhump@comcast.net
Comments: At the age of 18 left Washington State enroute to Okinawa. Stayed with this ship for over year. Worked down below in the powder keg feeding the 16-inch guns. Served for 20 years retired serve 24 years DOD explosive Ordnance expert. Sad to inform my dad passed away March 10th 2016 Goldsboro North Carolina
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submitted on March 19, 2016 2:30 PM EDT
Name: William abelbert Humphrey
Email Address: sbhump@comcast.net
Comments: At the age 18 left Washington state for Okinawa stayed with the ship for over a year. Served an additional 20 years and retired. Served an additional 24 years with DOD explosive Ordnance specialist. Passed away March 10th 2016. Goldsboro North Carolina.
Rate/rank & dates aboard march 1945.