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Comments by Wm. David Geeslin on Monday, August 31, 2009 at 16:52 IP Logged IP Logged
It with great sadness that I report my father, MM2 William (Bill) Aubrey Geeslin, died on August 7, 2009. My father served aboard the USS Eaton during 10 major battles during World War II in the south Pacific.
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Comments by salvatore esposito on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 20:33 IP Logged IP Logged
served on the Eaton from 66 to 68 I was in fox div as a torpedoman stiker live in westchester NY would love to hear from my shipmate
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Comments by Fred Hinze on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 13:28 IP Logged IP Logged
With great sadness, I must inform former shipmates of the USS EATON that we lost our shipmate, Calvin Coin on 20 July 2009 due to a stroke. Condolences can be sent to www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com/html/condolences.html
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Comments by JACK DI MARCO on Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 12:20 IP Logged IP Logged
HI I'am Jack Di Marco I was aboard the USS Eaton 510 1955-1957. Does anyone remember the removal of fresh water evaporator approximate date I need it for proof of asbestos inhalation. Thank you,
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Comments by Jon Brown on Friday, July 03, 2009 at 10:02 IP Logged IP Logged
Very Interesting reading all this. My dad served on board From apprx.1942-1944. Bob Brown a tall skinny kid from Massachusetts. Unfortunately he passed in January. Heard many great stories. God bless you all
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Comments by Dave Achs on Friday, June 05, 2009 at 22:17 IP Logged IP Logged
I remember many a night on the bridge of the USS Beale talking with the bridge of the Eaton Via flashing light. It was the only way an SM could practice his trade. This was during the 1960-1962 years which included the Bay Of Pigs and The Cuban Blockade. Those are remembered times.
Dave Achs SM2 1960-1962
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Comments by Norman Cutsail on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 18:24 IP Logged IP Logged
I was on the Eaton from 1958-1960. Had a lot of good times. I owe a lot to Tom Andrews, and Brian Kennedy. They taught me more in two months than I learned in a year in the reserves. Calvin Coin, Harold Wickus, "redlead," Dean, Gerry Smith, and Earl Coleman were a few of my shipmates during that time.
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Comments by Glenn Stimets on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 06:23 IP Logged IP Logged
The family of LTjg Wendell Stimets,Medical Officer 1952-1955,would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to this website and Robert Sposito with their help in IDing people and places in our fathers photo collection of the 1954 N.Europe/Med cruise.If it were not for Bobs response to a message posted here the info about the photos(500)would remain general at best.Bob was able to put us in contact with several former crewmembers of the Eaton and their help will not be forgotten. Again Thank You, Glenn
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Comments by John Smith on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 09:25 IP Logged IP Logged
Served aboard 66 & 67,(RD3) remember all the good times, Gitmo patrols, ASW ops,Havana Harbor pick-up,Elent missions around Cuba, the real good times -Montigo Bay,St.Johns,St. Thomas,Ket West,Miami. Anyone on board at that time, I would love to hear from them.. West Libert,IA.
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Comments by John G. Smith on Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 15:51 IP Logged IP Logged
West Liberty, Ia served on board Nov 66 thru Nov 67 RD3.
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Comments by Bob Sposito on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 16:14 IP Logged IP Logged
Today, May 6th, we commemorate the USS Eaton / USS Wisconsin "encounter" on the high seas 53 years ago. Good Ship great crew!
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Comments by Eric Stamper on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 02:55 IP Logged IP Logged
My father MM3 Don Stamper and my uncle MM3 Chuck Stamper both served onboard the USS Eaton in the late 50's. Uncle Chuck died several years ago after retiring the the U.S. Navy. My father retired from the U.S. Postal Service several years ago and still resides in Middletown, Ohio. I posted two pics from the Eaton and will be scanning more and posting them soon.
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Comments by Lisa Bates on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 13:44 IP Logged IP Logged
My dad, Lloyd Bates, served on the USS Eaton from 43-45 as a Fire controlman, second class, V-6. He passed away in 2003 from a stroke but left his family with many stories about his time at sea and his pride for his country and the US Navy. Does anyone remember him? Aliso Viejo, CA
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Comments by David E. Miller on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 10:52 IP Logged IP Logged
Served aboard the Eaton from May 1960 until Feb 1961. Flew off the fantail when stepfather passed away. Would love to hear from Francis Thebeido (sp). Played music on the fantail many times. Was in the FT gang right after most of the old gang left after a TB outbreak. Harold Lawson was in the FT gang with me. We went through boot together in Deigo. Later saw him in New Orleans where he managed Hertz rental. From Hodgenville, KY
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Comments by Ben Hecht / Ron Hecht on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 04:04 IP Logged IP Logged
my father served on the EATON in veitnam he passed away a few years ago and is now buried in Arlington cemetery. I am looking for some of his shipmates to see if they have any stories that he never told me and just to say hello he talked about Charlie Thompson Gary Weaver John or Joe Paterniti
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Comments by Mark Beecher on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 09:18 IP Logged IP Logged
Parkersburg, WV
Maurice Michael (Mike) Kinchloe served aboard during WWII. He passed away on February 9, 2009. He will be missed by all of his family both military and personal.
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Comments by Thomas (Andy) Andrews on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:52 IP Logged IP Logged
I want to thank all the Shipmates for the phone calls, cards, and emails that I received during my time in the hospital. You are a great bunch of Guys. Lord Bless you. Go Navy. Andy
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Comments by Oscar C. Wilson on Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 21:55 IP Logged IP Logged
I joined the Navy in Nov. 65, Uss Eaton DD510 was my first and only ship I served on. I came aboard a SN and was GMG2 when I left in April 66. Went back to Nam in the rivers. I was wounded Nov. 68 with lost of sight in right eye. I retired in 69. I have a great time on her.I am still in touch with Simmie Exum. He retired as a GMGC. I remember the cruise to Nam very well, the kid who died in Tawian,guy going overboard,and the fire on the USS FORRESTAL. Let me hear from some of you guys.
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Comments by James (Jim/Relead Thompson on Monday, March 02, 2009 at 10:17 IP Logged IP Logged
3/2/09 Tom(Andy) Andrews is now home from the hospital. Andy says he is ok and can do everything he was able to do before is illness. Jim BMC ret'd Chesapeake,VA
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Comments by John Schmidt on Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 16:18 IP Logged IP Logged
Angier , North Carolina
When is the reunion my grandpa was a coxwain on this boat in WWII
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Comments by Jim Thompson on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 19:06 IP Logged IP Logged
Please send Andy a "Get Well" card. Send it to; Thomas (Andy) Andrews, 216 Basing House Road, Columbia, SC 29212. Remember Andy in our prayers.
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Comments by Jim Thompson on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 21:17 IP Logged IP Logged
Andy is currently in the hospital after having suffered congestive heart failure. He seems to be better during the daylight hours and to a lesser degree at night, according to his wife Sandi. He also has pneumonia which reportedly is being controlled and recovery is expected. Yesterday, brain scans were conducted. I have no info on these results.
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Comments by FREDERICK HINZE on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 20:51 IP Logged IP Logged
Just received info. that former Eaton crew member, George M. Crisp passed away February 21,2009. He was aboard when Eaton and Wisconsin collided. George was a First Class Gunners-Mate. He was 88 years old and a WWII veteran.
Cards can be mailed to 2824 N. Landing Rd.,Virginia Beach,VA 23456
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Comments by Brian Kenedy on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 19:51 IP Logged IP Logged
Andy Andrews is one of the most decent human beings that I have ever known. He was an all star signalman, soft ball player and human being. Please take a few moments of your time to say a prayer for him. He surely would have done it for us. Brian Kenedy. QM1
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