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Comments by Bruce H. Warnock on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 08:38 IP Logged IP Logged
Greetings to my Shipmates,
I send an enormous thank you to all who replied with a statement to support my VA claim. I felt so many emotions as I read each one, you will never know what it meant. If anyone has the date or name of the river we went up, it would also really help me, so says the vet rep.
Hope to talk with you a
ll soon!
bruce
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Comments by Jim Hamilton on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 12:48 IP Logged IP Logged
I was the one who sank the USS Eaton with a Bullpup missile in May 1970 off the coast of Jacksonville Fl. It was part of a Sitting Duck exercise.
Jim Hamilton
Capt, USN, Ret
United States

Comments by Patti Kilmer on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 21:01 IP Logged IP Logged
My name is Patti, and I am located in Columbus Ohio, recently my brother went through my grandfathers rental property gaarage, where I found a host of WW2 letters of correspondence to and from Norman S. Rabb, from the letters I know he served on the Eaton in WW2, this is all I know. I have tried to look 4 him for months and would really like to get these back to him or his family, if anyone has any info please let me know, I don't know what else to do. I am sure he would want them
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Comments by Richard Crawley on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 08:53 IP Logged IP Logged
I'm Richard Crawley, from Elk Grove Village, Illinois, the USS Eaton Newsletter editor. I just received an e-mail from a WWII crewmember stating that he was out of the country, in Cyprus, and in dire need of $2,500. If I gave him the money he would repay me as soon as he could. I just want to say that this is a "scam" and should not be responded to.
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Comments by Jerry Lujan, FTG3 on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 22:12 IP Logged IP Logged
miss Eaton & the guys I served with from 65-68. It seems that Eaton was "collision" prone. But nothing has been said of when we collided with the USS weeks '66, as we were to tie-up to her at D&S piers, we almost sunk her. How about our "dropping the Hook" in Key West, and it landed and lodged itself to the dumpster on the pier, this time, we almost sunk ourselves. By the way, can anyone tell me what ever happened to our notorious yet "elusive" shipmate, THE PHANTOM who was active in 1966?
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Comments by Jerry Lujan, FTG3 on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 23:09 IP Logged IP Logged
It is amazing how I have been in touch by phone or Facebook with five old shipmates in last two days. I love the commaraderie that still exists amongs, regardless of how we "hated" it all while we served on the "Old Charlie Tuna." Yet, looking back those were some of the best years of our lives. And why not, we were so young, and we took it all to far for granted.
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Comments by Charlie Heckelman on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 14:02 IP Logged IP Logged
Prior to rescuing the survivors of the Mornackite,we sailed thur hurricane Hazel.I was on watch 14 hours..We also sailed the Atlantic on one boiler,first time it was done.This is the USS Eaton DDE 510 in 1954.While in the Med.we collied with our sister ship and had a 10 slice in our bow.Charlie Heckelman MM3,Akron Ohio
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Comments by Merv Terrell on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 17:45 IP Logged IP Logged
The Eaton can also be found on facebook. Just go to facebook.com and enter "uss eaton" in search bar.
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Comments by Richard Crawley on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 18:49 IP Logged IP Logged
My name is Richard Crawley. I served on board the USS Eaton from October, 1966 through March, 1968. The ships reunion committee asked me to write a quarterly newsletter about crewmembers, the ship, and any sea stories we can find. I have the e-mail addresses that Fred Hinze has in his roster. If you think Fred does not have your e-mail address and would like to receive the newsletter, please let me know and I will get you on the newsletter mailing list. First mailing will be end of Jan. 2011
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Comments by Dave Spurlock on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 20:57 IP Logged IP Logged
My Grandfather Robert Halley was on th Eaton during WWII and talked fondly of his time aboard. Any pictures of him or any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the website.
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Comments by Merritt Robertson on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:17 IP Logged IP Logged
Manassas, VA
I served aboard the USS Eaton DDE-510 as a FTG from February 1959 until February 1961.
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Comments by Dave Grose on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 08:24 IP Logged IP Logged
For openers a big thanks to Fred, Tom, Charlie, Merv and others for their hard work in putting together a very successful 2010 ship's reunion. Besides reacquainting myself with my shipmates from the 67/68 WESTPAC cruise, it was very special meeting former crewmembers back to the early 1940ís. Didi and I wish you all the very best and thanks for all the great memories. Hope to see you all in 2012! Dave Grose, Shipís Barber 67/68
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Comments by Joe Radcliffe (SQUEEKY) on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:00 IP Logged IP Logged
The Reunion was a gr8 success, Those of you who missed it shud try to attend next1. Interacting with ole shipmates and those from other times was rewarding & informative. We honored the WW11 era vets and a survivor of the "BAY of PIGS" invasion,which was very emotional!!!I am looking for those who served btwn 12/61 and 9/64 to get them up to date on the group. If any of u can help please email me @ joerad@atlanticbb.net. take care shipmates Regards Squeeky!
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Comments by Richard Schede on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 01:32 IP Logged IP Logged
was aboard the Eaton DDe 510 from summer 0f 1955 to Dec. 1959. Was a water tender in main Engines for almost all of my tour.Spent a couple of weeks in aft engine room.
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Comments by Ron Rymer on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 06:15 IP Logged IP Logged
Aylesbury UK
Please is there any one who could tell me the name of the casualty from USS Eaton DD510
1oth January 1945.Was killed in a suicide attempt on the ship
regards
Vet. Ron
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Comments by A. Rahn III on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 06:35 IP Logged IP Logged
Sonar, Aug. 62 thru June 64
McIntosh County, Ga
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Comments by RICK FISK on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 18:34 IP Logged IP Logged
42 YEARS.I LEFT THE SHIP IN 68.LOOKING FORWARD TO SEPT. FORT SMITH AR.
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Comments by Mike Eaton, CDR USN (Retired) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:42 IP Logged IP Logged
My name is Mike Eaton from Alexandria, VA. Thank you for this website and I salute all of the USS Eaton (DD-510) "Fighting Five and Dime" Sailors.
for their service to this great country. I enjoyed a wonderful Navy career on AE-22, CV-61, DD-983, CVN-69 and AO-180. If possible, I would like to buy some items from your ship store, could you please provide a poc? Thanks in advance with Fair Winds and Following Seas.
Very Respectfully,
MikeE
CDR USN (Ret)
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Comments by Charles H. Alger on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 18:18 IP Logged IP Logged
Hi All,
I really enjoy this site. If it wasn't for Fred Hinze I wouldn't have found it. My name is Charles Alger and I was a BT3 in the aft fireroom on the Five & Dime from 6/3/60 to 12/1/61. I learned alot and experinced alot. Also on board during the Bay of Pigs. If there is anyone that was a snipe during my time, you can drop me a line.
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Comments by sunrayjack on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:15 IP Logged IP Logged
As one sailor to another,I salute you.
I served on the USS Independence cv62,I was a BT.
I tell people we were all Navy both sides of the family and proud of it.
I was on a sawmill site and saw your ship and thought I would look it up.
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Comments by Gregory Flanigan on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 19:12 IP Logged IP Logged
My name is Greg Flanigan from Elyria, Ohio. I was a friend of James Short from Norwalk, Ohio who served on the Eaton in the mid-60s. Sadly, Jim passed away in Nov 2009. I never knew him in the Navy since we served at different times & on different ships but he always spoke highly of the Eaton.
May his soul rest in peace.
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Comments by Tom Weiss on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 16:24 IP Logged IP Logged
Charlie, Merv, Fred, and I are currently at Seekonk and Fall River MA. Surveying in the area and planning our itinerary for our September Eaton Reunion. A mailing to all shipmates on current roster will follow in the mail soon.
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Comments by Joe Radcliffe on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 13:04 IP Logged IP Logged
Hope all Eaton Alumni are gearing up to attend the reunion is September. See you there! Joe Radcliffe (AKA SQUEEK)
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Comments by Spencer French on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 19:49 IP Logged IP Logged
I served on USS CONWAY DD-507, sister ship to EATON and USS CONY (DD-508), all of whom operated together for years. I read in the San Diego paper of the passing of Arthur Fischer, a retired Captain who was aboard EATON during WWII and thought you might like to know. We still have quite a few active WWII Vets in our Association, and perhaps you do as well. Last time I saw EATON was in Philadelphia in 1969.
Best wishes to you all,
Spencer French
President, USS CONWAY Veterans Association
United States

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