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Comments by Seth Dean on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 16:06 IP Logged IP Logged
WWII. Communications. Living in Stanwood, Washington
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Comments by Bob Sposito on Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 15:55 IP Logged IP Logged
Gates Mills, Ohio
Thanks to Ridley Monk(1945 era) and Rollo Taylor(1953-1956 era) USS Eaton "alumni", the good ship Eaton received national press in "The Tin Can Sailor" and "Naval History". Lt. Monk's article in The Tin Can Sailor entitled "The End of Hostilities". Lt(jg)R.L. Taylor's article in Naval History is entitled "The Commodore's Fateful Command". Some great pictures accompany the articles.
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Comments by Thomas Scott on Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 13:06 IP Logged IP Logged
Tom Scott RD2 served on 510 1/7/63 - 1/7/65 was aboard in Nov. when Pres.
Kennedy was killed. Next day DesDiv282
Eaton, Murry, Bache, Beale got underway
for 12 month Med. cruise. A lot of good
memories while on board.
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Comments by Rowland "Rollie" G. Cornell on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 13:10 IP Logged IP Logged
Hi! My daughter brought her laptop to show me the info on the USS Eaton. I served on her from 1941-1945 as a Fire Controlman. My wife, Terry, and I attended the Reunion in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1997. It was a great experience.
Deltona, FL
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Comments by Bob Moody on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 07:55 IP Logged IP Logged
My name is Bob Moody and I am the current President of the Conway Veterans Association. Just received my copy of the "Tin Can Sailors" in the mail and was pleasantly surprised to see an article on the USS Eaton DD-510 on the front page. Also very pleased to see a picture of your sister ship the USS Conway DD-507 on page 2 in reference to the same article entitled "The End of Hostilities". We send our best wishes to our brothers from the USS Eaton.
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Comments by George Luper on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:23 IP Logged IP Logged
Was aboard from 54 to 58, forward fire room. Many good times and some long watches.
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Comments by David Cole jr on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 13:14 IP Logged IP Logged
Ocala Flrida
My father served on the Eaton during WW2 his name was David Cole if any one remembers him please e-mail me. My e-mail is dwc468@embarqmail.com
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Comments by Joe Radcliffe (AKA Squeeky) on Monday, December 01, 2008 at 17:07 IP Logged IP Logged
To all shipmates who served aboard when JFK was assinated. This Thanksgiving holiday brought memory of how heavy our hearts were as we left Norfolk on Nov 25 for the Med as our commander and Chief was being laid to rest.One of our missions was to be Ambassadors of good will. I found the people of the countries we saw to be ambassadors to us as they so loved and admired JFK and I know they tried to comfort me and I hope you. We rose above those dark days&successfully returned home.Happy Holidays!
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Comments by OSCAR C. WILSON GMG2 RET. on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 at 22:18 IP Logged IP Logged
I can onboard in FEB 66 thru June 68. After the WESTPAC cruise I put in orders to go back to NAM on river boats. Was wounded Nov. 68 lossing sight in my right eye. Med. retired Sept. 69. Still talk to Simmie Exum who retired as a GMGC. Saw alot of names that I served with. I worked on mount 31 and later mount 51. had a great time on the Uss Eaton DD510 I have a big picture of the ship on ASW opts. So a great hello to all who served. I now live at CASHIERS, N.C.
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Comments by MaryLee Edgley Edwards on Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 19:27 IP Logged IP Logged
My father was EDWIN G. EDGLEY, JR.
US Navy from 8-14-42 to 9-29-45.
I just found two small photo of “The Electrical Gang" on board the Eaton:
Top row, left to right: Edgley, Rebel, Miller, Matthews
Center row, Bryant, Yaritz, Charley, Day
Bottom row, Gill, Smedley, Johison or Johnson, Tabor. Are there any relatives interested in a copy or remember my father?
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Comments by Jim Knapp on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 10:04 IP Logged IP Logged
I was FTG2 on Cony (508) and the current editor of the Cony newsletter.
When Eaton and Wisconsin collided, does any body remember how long Eaton was in repair? Wisky was back at sea in 57 days, but 510 had much more damage. For an account of the accident, see Wisconsin's web site usswisconsin.org. And by the way, Wisconsin's deck log stated that she was dead in the water when the collision occured. If anybody remembers when Eaton went back to sea, please email me: jsk508@aol.com.
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Comments by Jack L. Smith on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 02:17 IP Logged IP Logged
I was on the Eaton late 1965 and 1966, left her just before she went to Nam. I was on the Deck force then Corpsman striker. Went to Corpsman school then on to the Marines. I live in Arnold, Ca. now.
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Comments by Darrin Bodner on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 14:41 IP Logged IP Logged
My father, Norman G. Bodner, RD3, served in the navy from 2.21.61 to 2.19.65. At the time of his Honorable Discharge, he was station on the USS Eaton. I wanted to let his shipmates know that he passed away on July 9, 2008 of a massive heart attack. His home was fill with his memories of his time with all of you. It's clear it was the one of the most important times of his life. Best wishes to you all.
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Comments by DALE HUNT on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 10:26 IP Logged IP Logged
Just found the new site, thanks for keeping some good memories alive.
Served 61 to 63 in the electrical gang.
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Comments by Neil Eney on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 13:21 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello All! Note the new E-mail address, would like to hear from old shipmates. USS Eaton Sonar Gang from '57-'60. SOGSN - STG2. Lt USN (Ret)
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Comments by thomas kurpik on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 16:08 IP Logged IP Logged
i served aboard 62-65
was ET
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Comments by Frederick Hinze on Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 00:21 IP Logged IP Logged
Shipmates, You may recall that I sent you a Questionare asking if were interested in attending the Mini Reunion,Springfield,IL.Those of you that indicated YES & are still desirious of attending need to make your reservation at the Hilton Springfield ASAP. Also we need to get a line on planning at Springfield,ie: admissions,the buffet dinner,availablity of rooms. Please email me when you have completed making resvations & conveyed to Tom Weiss your intentions of attending. Thank you
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Comments by Merv Terrell on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 09:46 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello Shipmates, Our reunion for 2008 will be in Springfield, IL Sept 17-21. Please call 1-800-445-8667 before August 25th to make you reservations. The rooms are $85 per night. Please contact me by signing this guestbook if interested in an itinerary. I will see to it that you get a copy. Thanks, Merv Terrell
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Comments by Brian P. Kenedy QM1 on Monday, July 07, 2008 at 09:57 IP Logged IP Logged
Brian Kenedy,QM1, Bonita Springs FL.USA served aboard Eaton from '55-'60. Am wondering when and where the next reunion is going to be. The last one was great...B. K.
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Comments by Glenn Stimets on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 12:20 IP Logged IP Logged
My father was ships doctor on the Eaton from 1953 to 1954 and has a collection of photos from Cuba and Spain. Would love to share them with anyone who is interrested.Would also like to talk to any buddies of his. Unfortunatly my father passed away Mar.20 2008. Glenn Stimets son of LT. Wendell Stimets
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Comments by Stephen Cheatwood on Monday, June 02, 2008 at 19:07 IP Logged IP Logged
Served on USS New, DD-818
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Comments by Merv Terrell on Sunday, June 01, 2008 at 22:51 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello Shipmates from New Haven, IL. Got an e-mail from Fred Hinze about the death of Tom Tallant SM2 tonight. I had tried to locate Tom for several years but unable to. I was saddened to get the news. Once we were young and now we are old. So long Tom, wish we could have continued our friedship after returning from Vietnam.
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Comments by calvin coin on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 18:02 IP Logged IP Logged
i was on the 510 frome feb 58 till june 61. was in 1st div for bout year and half then went too gunnersmate till discharged, its hard too rember all the mates i served with, but probably knew you then
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Comments by Bob McCarthy on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 16:28 IP Logged IP Logged
Entered in the original guestbook but have since changed e-mail. Served 59-60 in the 1st division as BMSN. As old as I am can't remember much, but I would like to hear from anyone in the 1st div. at that time.
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