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Comments by Jack Di Marco on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 17:22 IP Logged IP Logged
Permission to come aboard: I was on the Eaton 1955 to 1957. I don,t see many of my shipmates in the guest book. I was in R Div. EN3. Here are a few names:Don Cuzzo, Eugene Cooney, Robert Bach, Richard Sykes, Ernest Garcia, Don Harvey, Ted Janus,Dennie Easter, W Kidwiler, D Moser, Cecil Pierce.
I have old newspaper clippings of Wisconsin collision.
Any e-mail addresses would be appreciated.
Gos Bless All, Jack
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Comments by JOHN SCHMIDT on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 17:47 IP Logged IP Logged
HELLO MY NAME IS JOHN SCHMIDT MY GRANDFATHER STANLEY SCHMIDT SERVED ABOARD THE USS EATON DURING WWII I BELIEVE IN 1943-1944 IM TRYING TO FIND OUT INFO ABOOUT HIM ANY AT ALL IF YOU REMEMBER ANYTHING GOOD OR BAD ANY STORIES I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM I NEVER MET HIM FOR HE DIED IN 1975 5 YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN MY DAD RECENTLY GAVE ME HIS FLAG FROM HIS FUNERAL AND MY 3 BOYS WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR GREAT GRANDPA PLEASE ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING EMAIL ME ASAP @ BERSERKER0911@YAHOO.COM THANKS JOHN
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Comments by Susan hardin on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 12:54 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello, My father William D. Hardin served on the Eaton in the early 1950's (he was discharged in 1954). Dad recently passed and we don't know much about this time of his life. If anybody has any stories to share I would love it if you would please send them on to me. For those of you who remember him, I imagine he remained the same fun loving , opinionated man you once knew. Thank you for all you have done! Bill's daughter, Susan
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Comments by JIMMY HOUX on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 11:13 IP Logged IP Logged
I was aboard the Eaton 1967-1968. I was a SM3. I remember many fellow five & dimers. I live in the Phoenix Arizona area. Thanks for reminding me of some beautiful and not so wonderful times.
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Comments by Richard J. Gorman on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 at 17:55 IP Logged IP Logged
I was stationed aboard Eaton from Oct. 66 to Jan. 68 (return from WestPac. I was a SN in 1st Div. I got out on a "kiddie cruise upon arrival in Norfolk fron WestPac. Went back in the Navy in June 75 with a new attitude and ended up retiring as a BMC. I just recieved info about the upcoming 2007 reunion from Tom Weiss and am planning on being there. Looking forward to seeing the old crew from the "Five & Dime"
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Comments by GMG1 Dale D. Wilson on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 at 15:51 IP Logged IP Logged
Grove City,Ohio
Thhis is lifer D.D.Wilson of the five and ten. I served aboard the Eaton in 67&68.I was a 1/C Gunners Mate and mount captain of mount 51, had a great gun crew and all shipmates were great guys.Looking forward to seeing all of you in Norfolk in October 07.
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Comments by Charles Coffan on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 at 21:58 IP Logged IP Logged
Served on The Eaton from 1943 to 1946 when she was DD510. From Gadalcanal up through the Pacific Islands, Phillipines,Borneo,Saipan, Tinian all the way to Shanghai. I was a SOM1/c then. I am 82 now.Does any one remember getting our screws hung up in the anti-sub nets while on a shakedown after getting overhauled in San Francisco in 1944. Some of the officers spirited women aboard for that shakedown and the scuttlebutt was they brought the ship bad luck. We had to drydock again to clear screws.
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Comments by David Meador on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 23:26 IP Logged IP Logged
Rode the Eaton 1962/1964. New email address.
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Comments by JOE PATERNITI FTG3 on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 22:45 IP Logged IP Logged
HI GUYS, HOPE EVERONE IS WELL.LOOKING FORWARD TO NORFOLK REUNION.NOW LIVING IN HANOVER PA. WINTER IN FLA. NO MORE ICE STORMS.GOD BLESS JP
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Comments by calvin coin sr. on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 16:17 IP Logged IP Logged
edlin finaly found someone i remember frome time on eaton, i was deckhand 1st div frome feb. 58 for about a year then i was gunnersmate till 61 when discharged,in june or july just befor dependents cruise,
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Comments by Everett (Gene) Lee MAC Ret. on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 21:06 IP Logged IP Logged
I was aboard the Eaton March '56 until July '59. I was a FA when I went aboard and worked in the forward fireroom. When I left in July '59 I was a BT2 and still worked in the forward fireroom. My brother Ralph Lee was on the ship as well and left in 1969. He was a SA when he came aboard and a RD2 when he left the ship. He lives in Daphne, ALA and he retired as a OSCM. I retired in 1978 as a MAC and I live in Charleston, SC. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers us or has pictures.
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Comments by clarence edlin on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 16:06 IP Logged IP Logged
louisville,ky
was aboard the eaton from 1957 to 1961 in the torpedo gang...would enjoy hearing from any of my old friends...
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Comments by Mel Endres on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 08:06 IP Logged IP Logged
Haven't gone to the guestbook in a while, and just to let everyone know, the reunion in Norfolk this year is going to be a hoot. Hope all you guys that haven't made it to one yet can come. Just think our old stompin' grounds, we can hit the strip, drink some 3.2 beer, chase some girls (if our wives will let us), just be kids again. Hope tosee you in Norfolk in October. Mel Endres BT3 Alexandria, Virginia
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Comments by Brian Kenedy QM1 on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 18:15 IP Logged IP Logged
Brian Kenedy, Bonita Springs, FL. Message to David Dean of the Cony. Our call sign was "Sea Dog", and our flag recognition was NIXG....
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Comments by Brian Kenedy on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 21:41 IP Logged IP Logged
I am Brian Kenedy QM1 class of 55-59 aboard the USS Eaton..I urge my classmates to attend the upcoming reunion. We did our growing up together..Lets have one last great hurrah for the old lady we spent so much time aboard. Time has changed us all, the lines of authority are blurred, but love and respect we have for ship and each other has never wvaered. She was our home and our classroom...See you in Norfolk in October...
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Comments by Tom Andrews on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 14:50 IP Logged IP Logged
Columbia, S.C. I was on the Eaton from Jan. 58 until Apr. 61 I was in the deck force, then I went to the signal bridge and made SM3 and SM2. I later retired as SMC. I was on there when the ASROC misfired. Chief Soules is correct.....It fell in the log room. Two guys were in there and it killed one of them. I believe it was the logroom Yoeman. Fair seas, Tom
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Comments by David Dean on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 17:35 IP Logged IP Logged
Sangerville, ME. I served in Cony (DD-508) '61 - '64, n the same DESRON as Eaton. I am trying to remember the call signs of all of the Squadron ships: Cony, Conway, Waller, Bache, Beale, Eaton, and Murray. Idredged up all except Eaton. Can anyone help me out?
The old modified Fletchers were great ships!
David Dean
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Comments by Charles Soules on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 at 16:46 IP Logged IP Logged
119 Woodshore Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
I was the Chief Engineer 61-62. I came onboard when she returned from the Bay Of Pigs. This part of her history is not in the offical USN History. The story I heard about the man killed by the weaon Alpha misfire was the Log Room Yoeman as the Log Room was next to sick bay.
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Comments by Allen Larson on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 01:50 IP Logged IP Logged
I served aboard the Cony DD508 from 63 to 66 left as FTG3. We from the Cony are looking for Lavoy "Lefty" Lane who transfered from the Cony to the Eaton around 64. He was an FTG2 when he left the Cony. Any info will be greatly appreciated. E-mail me if anyone is in touch please.
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Comments by Mel Endres on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 05:41 IP Logged IP Logged
I was a Snipe down in Forward Fire Room from 67 to 69, enjoyed the ship, the guys, the memories. Love to hear from You. Endres BT3
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Comments by Sharlene Rutledge Curcione on Monday, May 07, 2007 at 17:04 IP Logged IP Logged
My brother, Ron Hecht served on the USS Eaton as a Gunner's Mate. He served in Vietnam in 1967. Ron passed away on 2/12/2004. He loved his Navy family on the USS Eaton. I would love to hear from any of you that remembered my brother and can share memories of your tour of duty together. My brother was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
God bless each of you who served our country aboard the USS Eaton.

In memory of my brother, Ron Hecht,

Sharlene Rutledge Curcione
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Comments by Bob Sposito on Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 08:42 IP Logged IP Logged
It is difficult to imagine that 51 years have passed since that fateful day the USS Eaton collided with the USS Wisconsin, May 6, 1956. Best wishes to my fellow Eaton shipmates with a hope that life is treating you kindly. "Spo"
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Comments by calvin coin on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 11:55 IP Logged IP Logged
i live in drakesboro ky. this is update too say made mistake in earlier post i was on Eaton frome feb 1958 till june or july of 1961 not 62, i as boatswainmate for bout year then gunnersmate till discharge rember BAY OF PIGS, and going too quebec and halifax,and enjoyed chaseing herricains in atlantic and carribean, and going to quantanamo on ops. was on ship when hedghog missfired and came down midship and killed corpsman sitting in chair at desk.
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Comments by Richard Barnes on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 11:14 IP Logged IP Logged
My dad, Lt. Richard F. Barnes, was aboard the Eaton when she was strafed by Japanese planes during the initial landing at Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Island on November 6-7, 1943. He was the communications officer for LST Flotilla 5 on the bridge to help coordinate communications with the landing operations. This was so noted in his personal file and he was commended for his conduct. A great ship and a great and long history of service.
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