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Thomas Hall looking for his Dad BU1 William E. Hall

submit_by = thall@siboneycc.com

Citizenship = USA

Service =  Navy

Outfit = NMCB 62 and 133

My_Quest = looking for info on my dad Bu1 William E Hall i know he was with NMCB 62 and NMCB 133.  If any of you guys knew my dad - good or bad - I would like to know.  His name was William E. Hall (Bill).  He was in the construction. I believe he was a chief petty officer (not Sure). I know he was in DG. I also know he was with NMCB 133 & NMCB 62.  Any info would be great stories ETC, and thank you guys for all your service.
My dad past away on 7/26/10 and I just want to know more about him my email is thall@siboneycc.com thank you for your time.


1973-1974 Lost and Found!
Hi there, I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father, David Davison. He was a Navy SeaBee in Diego Garcia between 1973 and 1974, Equipment Operator (E05) and his rank was CN. He was from St. Louis Missouri, stationed out of Gulfport, Mississippi.
Thanks for your time,
Christina Davison <made4sunnydays@yahoo.com>

74 (I believe)
Diana Rios RE Tom McCracken
submitted by dizzyangel@live.com
Citizenship = USAService = USN; Outfit = NMCB10
My_Quest = Find people who knew my dad
VT_of_a_Swallow = I don't think you're talking about the bird lol
My_Warstory = I'm interested to hear stories about my dad while he was in the service. He is still alive, and I can ask him, but it would be fun to hear about him from another's perspective. My dad is Tom McCracken, his home station was Port Heuneme (sorry if I spelled it wrong). I'm not positive on the dates that he was on DG. I can also pass on email addresses to my dad or give you his if you would like.  [Editor's Note:  Tom is at tkmccracken@sbcglobal.net as of September 2013...]


REUNION PLANNED! NMCB 133 '73 - '77.

From Bob Gross. I am planning a reunion for the last week in April 2013.  The site of choice is a house located on Lake Anna Va.  It has 10 bedrooms that sleeps 24, dock with canoe and paddle boat and much more. John Goslin is bring his boat too.  Wives welcome.   Approx. cost is $150+ for each individual which includes your guest if you have one.. So far we have 10 peeps.  I am looking for Dave Connor (Conner?) and Dave Oliver.    Anyone that may be interested or knows someone I might know during this period can contact me at rtgross@comcast.net 

1973
Barney Meyer = bmeyer928@hotmail.com
Citizenship = USA; Service = USN;Outfit = nmcb 74 c co
My_Quest =  aspestosis on Diego Garcia.  I was on the rock from mar 73 until nov 73 i worked on the paint crew and the asphalt crew i was just diagnosed with asbestosis. I just want to know if any body has been diagnosed with the same?


Dear Mr Morris,
   Me and my friends have a hobby and that’s collecting flag icons on emails from all over the world.  But BIOT is such a problem to get, it hasn’t been around since 2010, till 4 days ago, now everyone is trying to lay their hands on it.  Is there any way to get in touch with people on the island or in Diego Garcia, because that’s what we need, a person who is in BIOT and has it’s IP address there.
    I really hope you can help me, any feedback at all is very much appreciated.

Max Huijink (NL) <max_huijink@hotmail.com>; posted Feb 15, 2012

I'm late 20's something radio broadcaster with several radio stations in the USA. I love hearing recordings of radio stations from all over the globe. If anyone who was stationed in Diego Garcia in the distant past has recordings of the American or British forces radio stations that may have operated there, I'd love to hear them. I'm also very interested in anyone who was recently on Diego Garcia or may be there now who could record the radio stations for me. I can't really afford to pay you, but I will be glad to pay postage there and back along with the cassette tapes and anything else necessary.  If you can help, please email me! Thanks, Paul  (Email: Walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com)

I would like to find out information about old members of the Diego Garcia Yacht Club
Bob Thomas [bthomasm@aol.com].

1990 or 1991
I would like to find a friend from my time on the island.  Her name was Gabriella Drayden and she was part of a VP squadron in 1990 or 1991.
Christian Landinaff [christianlandinaff@yahoo.fr] - on DG May 1988 - December 1991.

1998
Bye, Edward S CTR USA OSD P&R IM BAH [mailto:edward.bye.ctr@osd.pentagon.mil]
Read your great site o DGAR. I was the OIC at the clinic 98 - 99 and I loved every minute. Do you know or have you heard ANYTHING about a Connie Day who works Air Ops?  I retired from the Navy in 2005 after 32 years (12 E/20 O)...DGAR was, by far, my best assignment.
Edward S. Bye
CDR MSC USN (RET)
Associate
Booz | Allen | Hamilton


Hey a Friend of mine is getting ready to launch a new phone app for cigar smokers. It looks pretty cool and easy to use, if you've seen me try to use the new phones you know thats saying alot. If you have a Facebook account and friend the page the app will be free for you to download.
Search for   "IVice Cigars"
Don't know if you are into this or not but thought I'd forward the information, tell anybody you know that's into cigars.
Love and hugs  Elisabeth [seagambrell@yahoo.com]


     I'm married and we have two baby boys aged 8 months and you can help us with one little thing. I know it'll sound childish, so please don't laugh on that but you see, with having two baby boys life is sometimes different from what one might expect.
     So, the thing is, that me and my wife have decided to teach our sons to respect other countries from a very early age. In this project we first created a family website (http://szabo-peter.mindenkilapja.hu/) which recognizes visitors from all over the world adding the country flag of all new visitors. In the evenings we tend to sit in front of the screen selecting a country (either where we've been to or where we'd like to travel or about countries that exist only in our dreams to travel to) putting the flag in front of our boys (they love the colours of them!) and talking about the countries (although they don't understand us yet...)
     First, of course we read about those countries we want to talk about. (We have a great book from Lonely Planet containing all countries.)
So, we've never had anyone to talk to from BIOT, so if anyone visits our website (which automatically adds the flag of BIOT to the list of countries) they will be the first.
     I hope you understand this... (I told you it'd sound childish) but it would mean a lot to us.
     In the website they'll find the photos of our twins as well as a picture of the whole family, and of course the list of flags from those countries where there have been a visit from (now there are 217 different countries)
     I think any Internet connection works except for the wireless one (because it only adds "unknown satellite provider") but when they visit the site from Diego Garcia they'll see in the flaglist whether her flag appeared or not (usually 5 mins needed for the application to refresh itself)
     Of course, feel free to check the website yourself and if you can help me by asking some of your friends there to make a visit on our site, I'd really appreciate that.
Take care
Peter Korponay-Szabo, Hungary [korponayszp@gmail.com]


1990 - Ritter, John A. [JOHN.A.RITTER@saic.com], wants a picture of the O'Club bell!  He was in one of the first B-52s to take off in Desert Storm.  Read his story at http://www.zianet.com/tedmorris/dg/90.html

1980-1981
Name = Clete Long
submit_by = cletelong@gmail.com
Citizenship = USA
Service = USN
Outfit = nmcb 40
My_Warstory = looking for sum guys jay jenkins, joe molina, tony wallace, eddie oats, eddie zapow, mike watson, tony duhamel, jim duback, jerry tewles, terry monser, willey, reedy. or any one else that may remember Clete Long.


1982-1985
Richard S. Watson <vagorose@juno.com>
Dear Sir,
As a bit of background, I was employed as a MSCPAC Staff Purser and was sent to DG in early 82 for my first tour of 13 months.  I returned in 83 for 10 more months and then again in early 85 for about 8 more months.  During that time, I worked for the CO of MPSRON 2 and lived on the island - first in old splinterville, then to a quonset in front of the "O" club.  Then they built some apartments and I was given one of them, talk about heaven..... 
     Anyway, during my second tour, I was allowed to join in the Brit Club as a member.  I purchased a ball cap and T-shirt from them which is after these many years, starting to fade and get a bit ragged so I am investigating a means of obtaining some replacement articles and wonder if you happen to have any e-mail addresses for the Brits on the island that I can communicate with?
     Getting on in years now and only have very FOND memories of the great times that I spent on DG.  I can send you a bunch from the civilian/military side of living on the island if you would like me to.
Thank you for your kind attention to this.
Respectfully,
Richard Watson Staff Purser (ret)

1983
Paula Scarborough [tng.scarboroughfair@yahoo.com]
     I was a BM3 when I arrived on the Rock in July of 1983. Worked in Harbor Ops, then in the tower. Would love to find some of my friends from that time. Brits: Steve Payne, John Gough, Eddie Eldridge, Pony Moore, and many others. US Navy: Bob Enloe, Tom Bray, Chief "Willie" Williams, Lisa Harris, Jeanette Jenkins, and more that I can't seem to remember right now. I would really love to hear from any of you.

     Thanks for the great site. I have lots of pictures that I am going to dig out and send to you. Great fun like the Columbus Day Parade, and the horse races down at the Brit Club.


1988-1989
Jay Chamberlain = jchamberlain@haonvereng.com
Citizenship = USA
Service = USN
Outfit = NMCB 62
My_Quest = To find an old aqauintance
I'm looking for a YN2 or PN2 named Kim Turner who I went to Montolian night with
.

My name is Carol Nunes.  my brother, Dave Nunes, NMCB5, was stationed on d.g. in 1980.  i am looking for his buddies who served with him on the island "where the elite meet".  i can be reached at gmamadog@yahoo.com.  thanks for your help and thanks for this great site!!
Aztec Reprographics
3821 Falmouth Road Unit 6
Marstons Mills, MA 02648

508-420-1880
508-420-0130 (fax)

Hi,
My Name is Kenny Greco and I served on DG in both '79-80 and '81, some of the best memories of my life. I'm looking for a good friend of mine named Kenny Horn who served '79-80. I would like to get back in touch with him if possible. Please email Pinscher319@gmail.com if anyone has a clue about the other Kenny.


I boxed for the USS HOLLAND AS-32 on the WESTPAC cruise Apr 1983 - Feb 1984, having a long string of knockouts, while returning to the US the boxing matches were shown as part of our entertainment. Someone has video of them.  Please if anyone knows how to get those video's please let me know or get them and I am willing to pay for them.  Christopher L. Melton <chrismilton1@verizon.net>


Stefanie Malonie <smaloney@hshs.org>
Hi
I served on the rock in 2002 and I am trying to hunt down the infamous jungle juice recipe that they served at the Seamen's Club. Not sure if u live there but would you be able to help me out or tell me how to get a hold of the club?? Thanks!


From Dec 2009: I was in contact with Chris Parsons,  Royal Navy MA from 73/74/75 time frame.  I was a HM2 with MCB-10.  I would really like to get back in touch with him.  A couple of things happened at the same time-PC crashed and I lost all my contacts,and I fired Charter as ISP and so had to change my email address.  New email is alhubb49@gmail.com. Thank you.
Al Hubbard
Weldon Spring, MO


From December 2009:  My name is Debra Sellers Underwood. My brother Jeffrey Lynn Sellers served aboard the USS LY Spear from I believe it was 1979 - 1980. He passed away while onboard the ship. I'm looking for anyone who would have served with him. Especially trying to locate a Mr. Henry Canada who my brother lived with in Norfolk, VA and he also escorted my brothers body back home. I would love to hear from anyone that knew my brother.  Please contact me at this email address: debdiane1961@msn.com.   Thank you so much for your help and for putting together a site that helps to keep my brothers memory alive.

Here is another request for anyone with a BIOT server to log in to a website so their "flag counter" can get a BIOT flag:

Hello everybody,
i am another one bothering for getting BIOT flag in the flagcounter of my site. You are my last possibility, i'm not able to find anyone paying me a visit. God bless the one that will click on one of my two links:

www.last.fm/user/Ijiraq
http://profile.myspace.com/415340582

Ok i know, there is almost nothing in them, but i only use these two pages for my collection.
Greetings from Italy,
Francesco Pesce


kkazz50@yahoo.com
Citizenship = USA; Service = USN
My_Quest = anyone else have sarcoids
My_Warstory = I am writing for my brother Mark who has been slowly dying from sarcoids. I think he got it from serving on Diego Garcia and building a landing strip. He inhaled all that dust while operating heavy machinery and building the landing strip during the Vietnam War.
Has anyone else out there had similar problems?  Please help him get his service connected rating for sarcoids.
PAT

Here's another interesting request for someone who's got an old license plate from DG:

Hello
     its very hard to find a contact to your Islands ! BIOT!
     I am shure you understand me, I am a serious collector of CAR REGISTRATION PLATES, and there are NO CARS there are other vehicles as bikes, ( 1990 ) which had plates in Diego Garcia.    
     I have the world nearly complete,but NOT B.I.O.T.islands. Do you see a chance to help me ? maybe they are in garages, police, government, old friends which had a bike and a bike plate ?    
     I send you any amount you need in U $ or EURO.   
     Meanhile there are also a few cars .. BIOT 12 with very low numbers. May interest is a car number - did you hear about that from the British Club ????   
     Any hope for me to get help ???
Thank you. Best regards from Germany

Rolf Helbig
Sauerstr. 20
D 65934 Frankfurt/Main
Germany

email:  rhelbigffm@web.de


From Fred Castle, DG 78-79; Posted September 2009:  Looking for anyone presently on Diego Garcia who can help with my daughter's college project.  She needs some "beach glass" (glass or porcelin shards found on the beach out there).  I will gladly pay shipping and negotiate the rest.  Thanks.  Please contact me at <falcontrading@yahoo.com>

1974
Jimie Lee Jr. tiger_g55@hotmail.com
Citizenship = USA
Service = USAF
Outfit = usaf firefighter
My_Quest = Want to correspond with other usaf firefighters at clark abf in 1974


Here's an unusual request from Alexandra Rios [alexandra.rios.diaz@googlemail.com] on August 2, 2009:
Dear mister,
I have one simple requests for you and I really hope you can help me with this.
I'm missing BIOT flag in my flag counter and I don't know anyone to ask to help me with this.
You can help me with your local IP. The only thing you need to do is click either on my last.fm page or My Space account and the flag is registrated. The links are: 
http://last.fm/user/Kentoje
http://www.myspace.com/485544521
I hope this does not make any trouble for you! I thank you in advance and truly appreciate your effort.
With best regards all the way from Barbados,
Alexandra Rios
What you'll find on her sites is a hit counter that shows where visitors' servers are located.  So mine just registered another US flag.  The only server I can think of out there is with C&W, so if any of you have an account with them, go to one of Alexandra's pages and give her a BIOT flag on her counter.  Plus, of you go to her myspace page, she's got a pretty hot picture of herself...

                      Dave Eagle <dave.eagle@comcast.net>
Hello, was wondering if three wonderful people I met are out there, was in Diego from 93 to 94, am looking for Dee Dee Esteppe was a CTM and Alicia Horn was a CTT and Charmain Burnett, was a CTM also. Would also love to hear from a guy named Joe Head CTR type. Thank you.
David D. Eagle
Cell (360) 929-6185

IS David George Roy McNeilly Jr. <roymcneilly@yahoo.com> is looking for his OS friends from the PATWING ONE DET in 1987-1989:  Keith Marth, Jose Coronado, Jaqueline Serrano and Ensign Becky Roberts.

Roelyn Concha <caphiers@yahoo.com>
hi sir! good day! im ROVELYN, filipina working in taiwan.im wondering if u could help me, im looking my  fiancee, his name is MARK BLANCO, filipino  engineer based in singapore. he is a power technician and assigned in diego garcia  3 months ago (from october 30 2008 to  jan  2009).  he lived inside a military camp in diego garcia. im sure most of the filipinos working there knew him since he is active in the church as  choir  member. he mentioned before that he had  two parish catholic priest  friend named FATHER UNO and FATHER DELA ROSA. last january 11 somebody informed me that he  had a heart attack and rushed to the clinic and reportedly died. im not sure if its true.  i wanted to know what really happened to him.  pls  im asking your  help since it impossible for me to  do it  alone.  pls let me know some information.  i just wanted to know his medical record there and if possible  the contact number of his employer in singapore. he is connected to GE - GENERAL ELECTRIC.  im not sure if they are just a contractor...im sure he had some record there.  pls help me find him.  u can ask the parish priest about him.  thank u so much and may god guide u to find him....ill wait for your responds.....rovelyn tubio

From:  John Springer (1986-1988 and 1990-1991) <johnnyfulvia@tampabay.rr.com>
     First, let me compliment you on your superb site.  It is absolutely fabulous! Your people-finding feature is the best and I just discovered some folks I hadn't heard from in years.
     Now I am looking for a couple of old buddies that I lost contact with.  They are STEVE RILEY AND STEVE HAWKINS, both Navy helo pilots who served on Diego between 1986-87.  I would very much appreciate it if you could put my mesage
in your website.  Thanks and keep up the brilliant work.

From:  LARRY ORTEGA <akazilla@aol.com>
I was on DG in 1980, 1981, and 1982 as a member of NMCB-62 and I'm trying to track down Max Parker, Scott Zoeller, Mike Badners and any of the other "Delta Dogs".

From: candice rieberger <crr1082@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 4:25 PM
hi this may be a very strange question i came across your website, i wanted to know if you could help me find someone that was stationed in diego garcia 1982-1983 he was a merchant marine named jamed rubella i might not be spelling the name right or a denise kovacs it is important if you have any info i would appreciate it or at least somewhere i could go and try to look.
Thank you
candice

I was a member of NMCB 62 and was deployed to Diego Garcia Island; please send me some information on U.S. Navy Seabees and alcoholism. I am doing some research.
Jesse Crockett
<scrockett@wi.rr.com>

Mr. Morris:
I am a former Special Agent of the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) and had the pleasure of going to Diego Garcia on three occasions in 1974 starting in March. I am currently writing a book about my experiences while with NIS and one of the areas in the book deals with Diego Garcia. I am attempting to ID the CIO of the COMSTA during my time there and trying to obtain a picture of LCDR John Canter, Royal Navy and any comments anyone may have had about him.  If you can assist me it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
John W. Morgan
<jmorgia@aol.com>
 

     I was wondering if you could help me. I am looking for anyone who served with my father from 1969-1973 at the CBC Center in Gulfport Mississippi.
     My father had a life long career in the Seabees. He served all over the world. His last deployment was to Camp David Maryland where he was the President's gardner. He fought in Korea, World War II and two tours in Vietnam. His name was Robert (pappy) Magaro.
     If you could help me with this in any way I would be very grateful.
Thank you,
Genny <thompson2919@bellsouth.net>

Good morning,
I found your site interesting as I was a serving Royal Naval Wren in DG back in 1985/6 working as PA to the Brit Reps.  I was great friends with Johnny Springer and Budman (Pilot).  I have been trying to contact John Springer but dont know where he is now.  The last contact we had he had met Fulvia and they had moved to Mount View California.
Can you help at all?
Dawn Stebbings (nee Pettingel) <dawn.stebbings@bms.com>
 

1982
Tamara Reyes jeanr1186@wavecable.com
Hello my name is Tamara Reyes I was stationed on Deigo Garcia in 1982-1983, I am looking for Jeff Tobin, he has a war story on the site and an email address but it says the email address is wrong, PLease help me locate him I have been looking for him since last year when I opened the diego garcia box and found his old address, PLease can you help Jeff tobin if your out there email me.
thank you
Tamara Reyes
 

1977-1978
Keith Millett <keithmillett@kcmtruck.com>
My name is Keith Millett & I would like to consider myself part of the DG Alumni.  I was there with NMCB 74 in 77/78 I think, I can tell you that when I arrived there we slept in Sea Huts & when I left we were in air conditioned mods.
     Unfortunately I have cooked to many brain cells over the years to accurately create a timeline of certain parts of my life, i.e. 1976 thru 1982.
     I have been able to find a couple of the guys from my battalion, but would like to find more. We spent a lot of time together in Okinawa, Phillipines & Diego Garcia as a GREAT finale.  Please contact me if you think you could be of any help.
Thanx, Keith

1971
My father, FT Calvert, was there in 1971
NAME = Kyle Calvert Grimes
MY QUEST = To find someone who knew my father
E-MAIL = Kyle@igrimes.com
NATIONALITY = American
MY WARSTORY = My father, FT Calvert, was on the 9 man advance team in 1971.  I am looking for anyone who knew him and can relay any stories to me.  Sadly, he passed away in 1994.  Thank you.

1979-1980
From Carl Kearse <csmac@csmac.net>
Rodell "Rudy" Kearse it's your little brother where are you bro i haven't talked to you since 1984. Mom is gone so is our sister Judy, what's wrong how could u leave your baby bro like that contact me please . Corey wants to talk with you too. hope your all right love you Carl. 310 704-5593
From 4 Jan 2010:
Can you please post the following:

"Carl Kearse please contact the Dept of the Medical Examiner in Honolulu.  We may have information regarding the Rodell "Rudy" Kearse you were searching for.  Please call 808-768-3090 or send an email to pcadiente@honolulu.gov."
Thank you in advance for your quick response.
Pam Cadiente, Acting Chief Investigator
Department of the Medical Examiner
City & County of Honolulu
835 Iwilei Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Office (808) 768-3090
pcadiente@honolulu.gov

1992-1993
Bill Bailey <bill_bailey21@yahoo.com) is looking for AMS2 Richard Whitmoore.
 

Jody Pasalich <tale_feathers@yahoo.com> is looking for RM2 Leslie Ann Salko from Pennsylvania.  They were stationed together at Hampton Roads in 89-91 and Jody thinks Leslie went to DG after that.

REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT - AMERICAN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE ASSOCIATION

HERE WE GO AGAIN “GATORS”,

It’s time to mark your calendars and start planning the  AAFA Reunion being held at the home of the LST 325 in Evansville, IN.  What a great week has been planned for you to take advantage of either all or in part.

The dates run from Tuesday, the 25th of September 2007 to Sunday, the 30th of September, 2007. The base of operations will be: The Executive Inn Evansville, 600 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47708.  We have rooms blocked in anticipation of a large turnout.

You may make your room reservations by calling the Executive Inn Evansville, in Evansville by calling their toll-free number 1-877-424-0888. Please acknowledge to them you are part of the AAFA to get the favorable rate of $75.00 per night (plus taxes), which includes breakfast for two (2) each morning. You will be given coupons upon check-in.
Because of the large turnout for the weekend, I would strongly recommend you making your reservation EARLY, as rooms go very fast. They are already sold out of any unblocked rooms on the 28th and 29th. Make your reservation as you will have the opportunity to cancel 72 hrs prior without any charge.

The program for the week is as follows:
                 Registration fee $25.00
                  Banquet $25.00 (Friday 9/28/07) They will give us reserved tables!
                  USO Show $10.00 (Saturday Eve 9/29/07]
                  Breakfast aboard LST 325 – FREE (*)
                  (or you can opt for having breakfast at the hotel)
                  LCVP “Higgins Boat” rides – FREE (*)
                  LVT “Amphibious Tank” rides – FREE (*)
                  Casino Aztar (Evening) reception – FREE (*) [Wednesday 9/26/07]
                  Reception “On Board” LST 325 – FREE (*) [Thursday Eve 9/27/07]
                  Hotel “Presidential Suite” Hospitality Room – FREE (*)
                  Bus to Evansville Shipyard site (where the LST’s were built – FREE (*)
                  Bus to Eastland Mall (shopping) – FREE (*)
                  Bus to Evansville Museum (tour) – FREE (*)

(*) PLEASE NOTE THE ITEMS MARKED; THESE EVENTS ARE ALL INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE ($25.00) PER PERSON.

Here is the BIG ONE: They are going to have a couple of cruises on the LST 325, which will last approximately 2 to 2 ½ hrs on Thursday 9/27/07. The only catch to it is, AND THIS IS BECAUSE OF INSURANCE PURPOSES, you must be a member of the LST 325 Memorial. Some of us are already members. After having discussions with the powers to be, they have agreed to give the AAFA an exclusive cruise (AAFA people only) if we can come up with 150 members in the LST 325 Memorial. The cost would be $20.00 per person and this would give you membership and the AAFA exclusive cruise. Please see the form to be filled out and returned to the treasurer, Dave Miller.

Also, if you are interested, for $20.00 you can have an “airplane flyover of the LST and city. Check our sign up sheet for that.

We will have a SMALL hospitality room, which will be available for each LST to hold a meeting, if they wish, or do with what we want.

The $25.00 registration fee gets you into ALL the FREE events and BUS transportation to the events and the ship all week.

It is really a very busy week and you can participate in all and/or any part of it. It sure would be nice if we could get enough to participate and have an “EXCLUSIVE” cruise on the “325”. You could not “BUY” this cruise at this price, anywhere! I already know of 4 or 5 who are members of the LST 325 Memorial.

Looking forward to having “EVERYONE” there.

Respectfully,

The Reunion Committee
 

From Glenn Reynolds <greynolds@falconbroadband.net>
I'm looking for a Deb Garris that worked as an ET at NCTS (R-Site) on Diego in 1988. Can you help?

Jeff Sharp <jeff.sharp@yahoo.com>
I was stationed on Diego Garcia from 1992-1993 with Patrol Wing one. I was wondering if you would post my contact info in your war stories section. I am looking for AW2 Steven Gessner. He has my dam shark teeth :D While there I enjopyed deep sea fishing. My last day on the island I caught an 8' black tip shark. Steve was going to get it's teeth mounted and forwarded on to me at my next duty station. Anyway, I'm sure it's mounted over his mantel somewhere. LMAO! Anyway, I love your site, has been great to walk down memory lane.  Thanks, and fair seas!

Ed Coolidge [Administrator@transamericausa.com]
I am looking for ET1 Angel Garcia (Ret), used to be stationed in Diego Garcia.  Wondering if you have any information on him.  Trying to let him know of a fallen comrad.
Thanks
Ed Coolidge
ET1 USN RET
 

1994-1995
TRACY GRAHAM [graham171@btinternet.com]
Hello. I am hoping you may be able to help me. I am looking for Mark Barrow  B.I.O.T. police Deigo Garcia, definately 1994/95. I am his sister.I was adopted into another family when we were young. My last contact, was during the years above. I have looked and looked for him on loads of pages but.....It would just be good to say "Hi". Thank you. Tracy
 

1972-1974
NAME = RONALD D. MCKINNEY
MY QUEST = UNSURE
E-MAIL = RHNMCK@FUSE.NET
SERVICE = NAVY SEABEE COMPANY 312 STEELWORKER
UNIT = STEELWORKER
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Other
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell
MY WARSTORY = This is Ronald D. Mckinney's first daughter and I am trying to find out just little bits of information on him.  He passed away seven years ago and some things just don't add up with what he told us and what we have found out on our own.  My father was a bery intellagent man.  Loved to write and loved music.  I'm sure he was a drinker and a smoker.  If anyone out there knows anything about him or remembers him can you please help me out.  I would be glad to hear from you.  Rhonda
 
 

REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT - AMERICAN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE ASSOCIATION

From:  WayneAye75@aol.com
To:  easy501@zianet.com
Date:  24 Jan 2007, 08:23:37 AM
Subject:  Diego Garcia
Ted.
     My name is Wayne Halloran & I am affiliated with the AAFA (please see web site), homepage http://www.gatorforce.com/.  I also severed onboard the USS Graham County LST 1176 from 1960 to 1964. We would love to have some of you guys  join our organization & come to our reunion. This year in Oct will be held in Evansville, IN hope to the LST 325 . Your site is great just wish I was there (DG) after you get to know me you will see that I would have fit in (like a glove) Drop me a line at Wayneaye75@aol.com or one of our other officers.
                                                                                                               Yours truly,
                                                                                                               Wayne Halloran
 
 

1980
NAME = Trish Schiesser, mother of LY SPEAR contingency, Andrea Robin Schiesser, Cosier, McDonald, Rose
MY QUEST = To tell the members of this group about my daughter who served aboard LY SPEAR in Diego Garcia 1980.
VT of a SWALLOW = Depends upon how big the drink is.
E-MAIL = lilreddog1@Yahoo.com
NATIONALITY = Caucasian, USA
SERVICE = U.S. NAVY
UNIT = Boatswain's Mate
RANK/RATE/JOB = E/2 or E/3. Deceased.
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Other
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Other
MY WARSTORY = My daughter, Andrea, was a member of the crew of the L.Y. Spear, out of Norfolk, VA. Her ship was called up during the Iranian Crisis in 1980.  She was never where she was supposed to be at the time to be there, she had more Captain's Mast's than anybody else I know of. She wound up in the brig and in the engine room, on bread and water, while in Diego Garcia. But, she was a brilliant woman of 18 who didn't know who she was. She could have attended Annapolis, but puposely flunked the test so she could follow in her father's footsteps (he was in the Merchant Marine at the time)around the world. So, she opted for a ship, and she got the SPEAR. She became one of the first women Shellbacks on a non-combatant vessel. Her father never became a Shellback, since he was on non-navy ships while crossing, but he was an Officer in the Naval Reserve, so Andrea saluted him when they were together. Andrea was a sweet, kind, and generous woman, who loved her family very much - maybe that is why she screwed up her naval career and lasted only two years until it was mutually agreed upon that she exit the service. She was married, first marriage, to Fred Cosier, who was aboard the LY SPEAR - has anyone heard of him? or heard from him recently? He doesn't know that our Andrea, at age 40, died of breast, lung and brain cancer on July 19,2002. We miss her terribly and these websites really contribute to our well being. She is up in heaven now, looking down upon all of you, all of us, sending nothing but golden words to cover our heads as we plow along in life. If you knew her, please send me an e-mail at: Clara19126@msn.com - I am Trish Schiesser, her mother. God Bless everyone of you.

1955 and 56
NAME = Robert BO Hodson
MY QUEST = mcb  patch
VT of a SWALLOW = zero
E-MAIL = rhodson34@comcast.net
NATIONALITY = American caucasion
SERVICE = USN
UNIT = Demolishtion
RANK/RATE/JOB = cen E_4 in 1955 retired in 1991
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = My Time There is Lost in an Alcoholic Haze, Help Me Remember!
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell
MY WARSTORY = well i am looking for a pac for he MCB 3, If anyne issillaronund hee tha ws in he phillipine in 1055 or guam we may know each other. I eally do want one of these patches and need tokowwhere icould find one.  Thank everyone foryou help.
 

Looking for Alice Louise Eubanks Marsh.  She was a dear friend and I miss her terrible. Maybe someone has contact info. She and Victoria Reinhardt were buddies of mine in 1983 on the rock.
Scott Zoeller
Construction Manager
Selig Enterprises Inc.
1100 Spring Street Suite 550
Atlanta, Ga 30309-2848
404-898-9007 direct
404-875-2629 fax
seligenterprises.com
szoeller@seligenterprises.com
 

2004
NAME = Jenessa Archuleta
E-MAIL = lilchikk05@yahoo.com
NATIONALITY = Latina
SERVICE = U.S.A.F
UNIT = Services
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Interested World Citizen
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia
MY WARSTORY = I was sittin here just remembering my time on the "Rock". Decided to look up this site and see if there were any new exciting or funny stories since I was there 2 years ago, (wow time does fly!)  Man you sure get sick of that place after a while. It was definatly fun as hell and I had some awesome experiences while I was there. I met some really cool people there, one in particular that I grew very fond of, his nickname is OZZ. We had some pretty fun and memorable times together,to say the least:)! He was so awesome and wish I was in contact with him now. He made my time there go by so fast, he left before me and I was heartbroken:( We kept in contact for a while afterward and for no apparrent reason I don't hear from him anymore and don't even know how to contact him. That makes me really sad because he was so awesome and I just hate someone as special as him  to just dissappear so suddenly out of my life. If it wasn't for this crazy island that I just so happened to get lucky enough to get sent to I wouldn't have had the amazing experiences I had or met some really cool people and saw such awesome things! The ocean is beautiful not to mention the beautiful white sand that looks like snow! The beautiful sunrises and sunsets on this "paradise". The tropical rains that last for days!! Ahhh the memories, seems like so long ago yet just like yesterday. Wierd to think that I was on such a long flight to and from that far away island!!!
 

Mike Aaron [flysgt@worldnet.att.net]
Hi Ted, Looking for any e_MAIL address from any of the guys that were on DG working for febroe, I was Air terminal Super under BILL GODSEY AN D JIM MITCHEM. Thank for your Help, MIKE AARON
 
 

From:  John W. Morgan <jmorgia@aol.com>
16 Jul 06
Iam attempting to get the name of the Brit Rep on Diego Garcia 1973-1975 while I worked there on a few occasions during that time frame. I recall his first name was possibly John and he was a Commander in Royal Navy. I am writing a book about my experiences working for the DOD and one section is about Diego Garcia. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
John W. Morgan
jmorgia@aol.com

79-80
NAME = Eo Kim Brown
MY QUEST = Looking for barbara weaver,  radioman crossrated to UT
VT of a SWALLOW = never tell
E-MAIL = kimmidkiff2002@yahoo.com
NATIONALITY = real american
SERVICE = usn SEABEE
UNIT = none
RANK/RATE/JOB = EOCN Made E2 3 times in 6 yrs :(
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Other
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell
MY WARSTORY = i was am an EO, stationed in Pearl Harbor with staff Civil Enginneers, Met barbara, became best buds, lost contact. I know she left dg and tranfered to pearl, then she went to adak, last saw in 1985 she was on her way to Port who needs me as a UT instructor. Anyone who knows where she is or how to contact her PLEASE E-Mail ME Thanks from one cb to another.

From Aaron [penaltyvectoring@yahoo.com]
I'm looking to get in contact w/ any air traffic controllers that were on board from 2000-2002.  Pineapple, 4days, Bertram, Shannon, Jew, Bean, Kat...  where are you guys!?!

            AC2 Aaron "OX" Stregles
 

Editor's Note:  Maybe some of you guys have similar experiences as the following.  My Dad has some problems the VA says are the result of exposure to Agent Orange, and Zumwalt's kid died of it...

YEARS = it was on monday may 8th 1967in the harbor of danang vietiam
NAME = fred mcnulty
MY QUEST = my quest is to get the truth out and also help my daughter who was bor with spinalbifidia
VT of a SWALLOW = i'm not sure  but on that i swallowed a lot of agent/orange
E-MAIL = 309 harbor dr lot 10 edinburg ,pa 16116
NATIONALITY = irish
SERVICE = us navy ship the uss edson dd946
UNIT =
RANK/RATE/JOB = us navy cook cs2 1967
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Other
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell
MY WARSTORY =
                  FRED MC NULTY CS2 USN
                   309 HARBOR DR LOT 10
                   EDINBURG,PA.16116

    MARCH 24 2006

    I'M NOT A HERO JUST A MAN WHO SERVED HIS COUNTRY AND DID IT      WILLINGLY. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING THAT A LOT OF MEN WOULDN'T HAVE DONE. I DID WHAT I WAS TOLD I NEEDED TO DO , AND I DID IT BECAUSE I WANTED TOO. I SERVED MY TIME AND WAS GLAD I DID/ AND I WOULD DO IT AGAIN EVEN/THOUGH I MIGHT DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY/KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW. I'M WRITING THIS STORY BECAUSE IT IS THE TRUTH AS I KNOW IT TO BE, AND MAYBE IT CAN HELP US ALL TO KNOW IT.
   THE SHIP I WAS ON THE USS EDSON DD946 WAS A GOOD SHIP WITH A GOOD CREW AND A VERY GOOD SKIPPER. WE DID OUR BEST TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.
   WE WERE IN THE WATERS OF VIETNAM AND WERE IN DANGER MANY TIMES, CLOSE TO THE COAST AND NEAR THE SHORE. WE WEREW UNDER ENEMY FIRE MANY TIMES, AND EVEN GOT HIT.I REMEMBER BEING SCARED A FEW TIMES/ OR MAYBE YOU MIGHT SAY EXCEITED.
   ON THE MORNING OF MAY 8TH 1967, WE PULLED INTO THE HARBOR OF DANANG. VIETNAM. WE TIED TO THE PIER IN A FUNNY KINDA .IT WAS A SMALL PIER. THE FANTAIL OF THE SHIP WAS TIED TO THE PIER,AND THE BOW STUCK WAY OUT.WE HAD TO DROP THE STARBOARD ANCHOR AS THE SHIP WAS TOO BIG TO FIT THE PIER.I BIEING THE JACK OF THE DUST WAS ALONG WITH A FEW OTHERS,ALOUD TO GO ASHORE TO SEE WHAT THEY HAD IN THE LINE OF SUPPLIES THAT THEY MAY HAVE HAD ON BASE THERE. I SPENT ALMOST TWO HOURS ON SHORE BEFORE IT WAS TIME TO GET BACK TO THE SHIP.
   WE GOT BACK JUST BEFORE THE COMADORE AND HIS ENTARAGE GOT BACK.

   WHILE I WAS ON THE FANTAIL OF THE SHIP WAITING FOR THE SHIP TO GET UNDERWAY , AN AIRPLANE THAT WAS SPRAYING ON THE SHORELINE FLEW OVER THE FANTIAL OH THE SHIP. WHAT EVER IT WAS SPRAYING,IT SPRAYED ON ME. I THOUGHT IT WAS SPRAYING FOR BUGS AND I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GET OUT OF THE WAY . I GOT A GOOD DOSE OF WHAT EVER CAME OUT OF THE PLANE.
   WE WERE YOUNG AND THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY THAT THEY TRY TO SPRAY A SHIP.WE HAD A GOOD LAUGH BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT WOULD CAUSE MY DAUGHTER TO BE BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER BACK . SHE WAS BORN WITH SPINAL/BIFIDIA.
   THE DECK LOGS OH THE SHIP SHOW PEOPLE GETTING ON AND OFF THE SHIP. THESE SAME PEOPLE WERE ON THE SHIP BEFORE WE DOCKED AND ANCHORED!HOW DID THEY DID THEY GET ON AND THE SAME WAY I DID THEY WALKED.
   YET THE VETERNS AFFAIRS STILL SAYS THAT I'M NOT AN IN COUNTRY VETERAN AND REFUSES TO GIVE MY DAUGHTER TO MONIES THAT SHE DESERVES/SHE DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER BACK.

                                      SINCERELY YOURS
                                      FRED MC NULTY CS 2 USN
 
 

From Bob Swarbrick
MY QUEST = I am currently researching the deployment of Royal Marines on Addu Atoll in 1942, in particular, "Detachment 350".  I have letters from a Marine who served there for some 2 years, and am anxious to find out more.  I have read the book "Only the Sun Remembers" which deals with this period, but would like to contact anybody who has additional information
E-MAIL = bobswarbrick@aol.com
NATIONALITY = British
SERVICE = Royal Marines
RANK/RATE/JOB = Long retired
 
 

From:  "DAISYMAE BANEZ-PINCHART" <czarinapinchart@hotmail.com>
Date:  12 Mar 2006, 12:37:43 AM
Subject:  WHERE ARE YOU GUYS?
Hi Ted, i just love your website about Diego Garcia, fantasy island, reminds me of good, fuckin' memories there during 1984 to 1986 as a Quality Control Secretary of FEBROE.  Im a Filipina and now married to a  Belgian...
I wonder if you coulc let my friends know that i wanna get in touch with them somehow.  they are Americans:
ANTHONY  CLEMONS
JESSE M.   HEISEY
MELVIN FERNANDEZ
thanks very much Ted, more power to you....
 
 

From: "Jerry Montecupo" <Jmontecupo@adelphia.net>
To: <easy501@zianet.com>
Cc: <danphurl@gbronline.com>
Subject: NCMB 71 on DG
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 09:48:01 -0500
   Hi Ted....yes NMCB 71 was on DG...here is one of the posts on the DG website  from the OIC of the detachment. Here is his newest email address...I'm sure  he'd love to hear from you. danphurl@gbronline.com I'm going to forward this  to him also.
I'm the Co Chair of our reunions....our next reunion will be
Lodge of the Ozarks
Branson MO
Aug. 9-13, 2006
Contact me;
Jerry Montecupo
412-373-3096
Jmontecupo@adelphia.net

Thanks for your website work..it's great.

Jerry Montecupo
Oct '71 to June '72
 

"Dean B" <DizzyDean_@msn.com>
To:  easy501@zianet.com
Date:  25 Jan 2006, 05:25:58 PM
Subject:  EO-3 Bravos
Where the hell are my old SeaFrog buddies??????? Okinawa 71  MCB-10 and RMCB-2 San Francisco  HEY???? Dean Bravos.........  Woooooooooooooof   lol..
 

From:  "Jerry Montecupo" <Jmontecupo@adelphia.net>
Cc:  danphurl@gbronline.com
Date:  13 Nov 2005, 07:48:01 AM
Subject:  NCMB 71 on DG
Hi Ted.... NMCB 71 was on DG...I'm the Co Chair of our reunions....our next reunion will be:
Lodge of the Ozarks
Branson MO
Aug. 9-13, 2006
Contact me;
Jerry Montecupo
412-373-3096
Jmontecupo@adelphia.net
 
 
 

Subject:      Mark Gordy
Date:           Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:38:42 -0400
From:         "Pat Dwyer" <PatD@betterbaked.com>
   He should have reported around '90.  I really appreciate your help.
I am trying to find some information on a friend of mine.  He and I served together onboard the USS King DDG41 when he took a 1 year assignment to DG.  Nobody ever heard from him again.  Our ship's website informs us that he is deceased but nobody knows anything more than that.
     Would you mind posting an inquiry on the site to see if anybody knows anything about Mark Gordy, MM3 USN?  He was a great guy, genuine and good hearted that just wanted to find a place that offered him cold beer and softball games 365 days a year.  DG sounded like heaven to him.
     He left a lasting impression on all that met him so something should pop up, even if its just info that he completed his tour in good health and moved on.  My email is patrickg_dwyer@hotmail.com in the event that you can do something for me.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Pat Dwyer
Project Engineer
Better Baked Foods, Inc.
(814) 725-8778 ext.361
 
 
 

Subject:         Cdr Bill Tinker(retired)
Date:              Wed, 26 Oct 2005 08:16:57 -0400
From:             "Michael Kane" <pamet3@cox.net>
     My name is Mike Kane. Two childhood friends of mine (twin brothers) Bill and Martin Tinker were working in the supply dept. oon Diego Garcia. I am a retire CPO and did a tour in the lagoon on USS Dixie in 1980. I am trying to contact these brothers. Can you help me?
Thanks,
Mike Kane
 

Subject:         JO1 David Kronberger
Date:              Sun, 6 Nov 2005 13:19:21 -0800 (PST)
From:             Larry Matthews <ffhiker@yahoo.com>
      Hi, I ran a search for David and came up with your site. I had heard that he had died but I did not know the circumstances. I am so sorry to know that he died at a relatively young age of cancer. I would appreciate it if you could put me in touch with the person who gave you the info on David - Thomas Lawson. I would like to know more about David. He was a good friend of mine aboard the USS ORISKANY in 1972 - 73, during the last year of the war. We both served in X-Division. He was a JO3 at that time..
     Thanks for any info you can get for me regarding David.
Sincerely, Larry R. Matthews, YN3 retired.
 
 

Subject:         Diego Garcia Seabee Ball
Date:              Tue, 8 Nov 2005 07:59:27 +0600
From:             "Lenhoff, Sarah A. LT (ROICC)" <LenhoffS@dg.navy.mil>
Mr. Morris,
     My name is LT Sarah Lenhoff. I am a CEC Officer stationed on Diego Garcia and I have been looking through your websites over the last couple of
months. I enjoy reading everybody experiences and viewing pictures of what the island look like back then. A lot has changed, including the mixture of personnel. There are only about 40 CBs left on this island, half of which belong to a rotating Detachment from the active Battalions in Port Hueneme and Gulf Port. The rest of us are considered permanent party (usually 1 year rotations) and occupy jobs in the Public Works Department. What we still have in common is being known for our parting and troublemaker attitudes.
     I am writing because I am in charge of the Diego Garcia Seabee Ball, which will be held on 11 February of next year.  After reviewing your online pictures, I was wondering if you had high resolution digital pictures that you could send me via email. As I am sure you are aware, the pictures located your website are of lower quality and are almost impossible to enlarge without loosing resolution. I would need pictures around 1 to 2 MB in size in order to properly enlarge and print them. If you have them available, I will let you pick which pictures you would like to send. I would need around 10 good ones of places around the island or CBs doing what they do best.
     Please let me know if I can be of any service in updating your webpage.
Thank you.
V/r
LT S. A. Lenhoff
AROICC Diego Garcia
PSC 466 Box 61
FPO AP 96595
(246) 370-4505
DSN (315) 370-4505
 

KIRBY!  ARE YOU OUT THERE ANYWHERE?
Subject:        The Very First Americans On Diago Garcia Island
Date:             Thu, 29 Sep 2005 09:11:32 +0200
From:            Brian Brassel <BrianBr@mcmotor.co.za>
Dear Mr Morris
     My name is Brian Brassel son of France Brassel that Mr Kirby Crawford wrote the article about life on Diego Garcia I was about 11 years old and still remember most of the story he wrote I tried to e-mail him on the address that I have kirbycr@chibardun.net it came back address unknown.
     I would appreciate if you could put me in touch with him.
Kind Regards
Brian J Brassel
39 Rosanda Villa
65 Sander Road
New Germany
Rep Of South Africa
3610
Tel     +27 31 705 1732 (Home)
           +27 31 716 245 (Office)
Cell   +27 31 82 578 6421
E-mail : brianbr@mcmotor.co.za
 
 

Subject:         Lost B52
Date:             Thu, 10 Nov 2005 04:45:30 EST
From:            SIRMIKE943@aol.com
During one of the Gulf Wars, a B52 (tailnumber 59-2593) was lost together with some members of the crew, during its approach to land at DS. Can you please give the coordinates of the crasg site, together with any other details?  Many thanks.  Michael Armitage.
 
 
 

Subject:         ctt's and ctrs' 91-92ish
Date:              Thu, 06 Oct 2005 22:39:10 +0000
From:             <gdentler@msn.com>
    im looking for some friends who were stationed w/ me on diego in 91-92ish. trisha bracken, stacey, kelly, ken stupak, ken daniels, tony.....just to
name a few. if anyone out there remembers these crazy group of people (myself gwen dentler included) shoot me an email!
thanks
gwen
gdentler@msn.com
 
 

Subject:        Reunion Research
Date:             Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:26:52 +0100
From:            Helen.Windsor@addleshawgoddard.com

     I am researching my father Memoirs which include (after the invason of DG, of course) time on Seychelles (summer 42) and Mauritius (late-1942).  He mentions a lady "Flo" from Reunion.  Where is the best place on Reunion to research who this was for, try as I may, I cannot find any good sources on that Island?  I know its a long shot, but you've got to try!  I already have a researcher about to start some work for me on Mauritius in September.

Many thanks.
Helen
my home e-mail address is: helenwindsor734@msn.com
 
 

Group pictures wanted
Date:  Mon, 22 Aug 2005 23:08:02 -0400
From: "Michael Brown" <mwd007@cox.net>
I was stationed in DG `85-86 and `99-00 and am looking for any group pictures that hung on the wall in the club.  Specifically of the "Over 30 G's.
Mike Brown MACS (SW/AW) Retired!

From:  George Rice <georgerice04@sbcglobal.net>
Date:  16 Aug 2005, 03:09:17 PM
Do you have handy, any of the Old Febroe people e-mail address, Like Jo, she worked in FEBROE OPNS.   George.

From:  "66cuda" <66cuda@comcast.net>
Date:  13 Aug 2005, 08:55:53 PM
Subject:  Lt JG D Hurley
To whom it may concern
      My name is Dave Snyder. I'm trying to contact Dan Hurley who was Company Commander of A Co NMCB 71 on Diego Garcia form Oct 72 to June 71. I found his email address on your web site but it's no longer current. Do you know it and if you do, could you send it to me? He had a profound positive  influence on my life and after 33 years I would finally like to thank him.
Thanks for any help in this matter.
Regards
Dave Snyder 66cuda@comcast.net

Date:         Fri, 5 Aug 2005 16:41:59 -0400
From:         "NAHORODNY, JOSEPH \(AAS\)" <jn7823@sbc.com>
Sep 79 - 80.  Rodell "Rudy" Kearse. Where are you? respond to this sight. Anyone from this year. Especially those of you who were "CT's". Thanks God Bless, Joseph Nahorodny

Subject:        Ron Whaley
Date:             Fri, 05 Aug 2005 09:27:22 -0600
From:            "JOHN HUARD SR" <johnhuardsr@msn.com>
     Ted, my name is John D Huard Sr and I served on board the Uss Monticello LSD-35 from 68-72. The reason I'm writing to you is that Ron Whaley contributed a picture to the Vernon County website of your ship passing behind an LSD which I believe to be my ship. I would like to ask him if it is, and if he has any other photos of her that he would like to share with me. I remember our ship arriving at Diego Garcia and wondering why that LST was painted totally white. It didn't take long for us to understand why. If you could ask him if I could contact him, I would appreciate it.
Sincerely,
John
 

Date:         Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:44:44 -0700
From:         "christine rouse" <allaboutmerouse@msn.com>
I have recently learned that my father was a Seabee stationed out of Port Hueneme in 1969.  He does not know that I was conceived.  I would like to meet him.  Please post this for me.

LOOKING FOR A BUNCH ON GUYS FROM EARLY 70'S
CONTACT VIDGE VILLANUEVA  <cvillanu01247@hotmail.com> IF YOU HAVE INFO ABOUT:
ABH Randy Hazard...1973
ABF Richard Dorsey...1971
ABH Daniel Vaughan...1973
Seabee Marco "Angel" Silvas...1973
Seabee David "Andy" Anderson...1973
 

LOOKING FOR CBMU-302 SEABEES FOR A REUNION
FROM:  dwschill@comcast.net
Date:  13 May 2005, 08:28:24 PM
Subject:  CBMU-302 Stuff
I visited your Diego Garcia website and wonder if I can post a reunion message on it (or can you post it for me?)? Since CBMU-302 Seabees ran some Public facilities (power, water, etc.) on the island, I am seeking those same Seabees for our reunion.  Can you place the note which reads:
Seabees of CBMU-302 are having a reunion in Branson, MO June17-19, 2005.
Contact Dave Schill for details at 856-234-2273 or dwschill@comcast.net.
Thanks Ted, and you have a great site going there.  Great stories from the guys.
CAN DO!
Dave Schill
President, CBMU-302 Assn.

LOOKING FOR GARETH PARSONS
Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 2005 21:19:47 -0500
From:        "Alan Hubbard" <sandal239@charter.net>
Hi Ted...I am trying to contact Gareth Parsons, who has asked for anyone who served with his Dad, Chris.  I served with Chris while on DG
in '74/75 and would like to contact Gareth.  I emailed him at the email address given, but no response.  I hope that maybe he will check
back on this site and see this.....
 

Date:         Thu, 24 Mar 2005 21:03:22 -0500
From:        "Auggie Dog" <auggiedog1005@msn.com>
From the desk of, AuggieDog1005@msn.comPlease help!!!,
If anyone involved in Operation Evening Light/ Eagle Claw 79-80 or attached to Helecopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 16, HM-16 and on the rock for that breif duration please contact me and lets catch up on some things!
 

LOOKING FOR ED PLOUFF OR RUSS MACOMBER
1981-1982
NAME = Vincent E Chaput
E-MAIL = vchaput@comcast.net
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Please Select The Category That Best Discribes Your Interest in Diego Garcia
SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Other
MY WARSTORY = Want to find Ed Plouff or Russ Macomber

LOOKING FOR LIZ GAMBRELL (Aren't we all?)
Subject:         Missing in action people!
Date:             Tue, 28 Dec 2004 19:03:10 -0500
From:            "Shaver, Will (MSC)" <ShaverW@mtwhitney.navy.mil>
     Ted Looking for Liz Gambrell, she was a chief in the Navy out  there till about 2001, a real stunning anne margret look alike redhead! left just befor
the troubles began as you can recall, wishing to hear from her do you know of here adress, tried the one on this webb site , but no answer, call me at
mrcanoehead@canoemail.com, or phone me at 518-253-9091.
thank you Bill Shaver
 

TRYING TO LOCATE A FRIEND - First Lieutenant James H.Dailey.
From:  "Tammy Lewis" <tammylewis@mindspring.com>
Hello,
I am sorry if this is the incorrect way to find someone. But I am trying to locate First Lieutenant James H.Dailey. He is a navigator on the b-52 Stratofortress. He was transferred from Barksdale in April 2003. I haven't spoken to him since college. It has been a long time.
Could you please tell me where I would go about locating him?
Thank you for all your help, and thank you for serving our country.
regards,
Tammy Lewis

LOOKING FOR LT (Dr.) Barbara Leidich
From:   Robert Knight <rjknight@sbcglobal.net>
Hi there, I am looking for Dr. Barbara Leidich.  She arrived on the island with the first females in 1982.  Can you direct me to her?
Thanks and Best regards,
Bob
 

LOST OBSESSION (and a Marine too)
From:   "Richard Venola" <popelando@hotmail.com>
Howdy. Trying to reach the Former 1st Class Selena Nauman who was on the island 89-90. Any e-mail addresses or other in. Last heard
from her in DC two years ago. Hope she and her daughter are both well.
Would also like to hear from Richard Scott (90-91), CO of MCSFCo.

LOOKING FOR SOME BRIT MARINES FROM 88-89
PAT EDDINGER <echo4echo@csi-net.net>
Ted,
     Trying to get ahold of some of the brit Marines, and other foks from this period.
     Also am looking for some sort of artwork to incorporate into DG T-shirts and such.
     Have a local embrodiery shop that is willing to do the work.
Keep up the efforts on the web site.
it is appreciated!!
Pat Eddinger
 
 

LOOKING FOR GROGGERS FROM 1979 and 80
DENNIS MULLOY,  NMCB-5 1979 and DET Diego 1980
<dennis.mulloy@navy.mil>
     Hi, I would like to contact some of my old buddies from NMCB-5 Det Diego Garcia. In 3 years I did two tours of duty there. 4 months
with the main body in 79 and a full 8 month deployment in 80-81.
     Looking for some of the old 'Groggers'. Shackelford, Jensen, Gourd, Brewer and anyone else who spent that special time in our
young lives.
      We were on the fire station block crew, and worked also at the airfield laying the tarmac..
Thanks!

LOOKING FOR RAYMOND CARLON, MCB-62, 1969-71
From: Mark Regalado <markreg2001@yahoo.com>
I am looking for anyone that knew Raymond Carlon EO-3, MCB-62 Jul. 69-Nov.71. My name is Mark Regalado former
MCB-11 1962-64.  He was my brother-in-law from Brown City Mich. Died in Auto accident shortly after being seperated
from active duty in 71.  Anyone that knew him please contact me .markreg2001@yahoo.com. His sister and I have been
married 37 years . She misses him as they were very close growing up. I guess I was his mentor because he followed me
in joining the Seabees.   Thanx, y'all.   Mark Regalado, El Paso, Texas

LOOKING FOR CHOIR BOYS
1973 Diego Garcia Choir Photos
From:  "carl villanueva" <cvillanu01247@hotmail.com>
Here are a couple of shots of the choir...submitted by Ralph Vradenburgh.  Ralph is on the right side of the photo... Jim Stroud is on the left
side of the indoor photo. can anyone identify the others?

vig
 

LOOKING FOR A SPAGETTI RECIPE!!!
Jtdecastro2@aol.com
Hi Ted,
      My name is jared and I spent 145 days on diego with the air force. I sure do miss that island. Most of all I miss the food at the seamans club. I was wondering if you could get the recipe to the spegetti and most of all the Italian dressing. I would greatly pay you for them.
Thanks
Jared

LOOKING FOR FRANK BAKER FROM 1991ish:
"Paul Inman" <inmanp49@earthlink.net>
Date:  27 Feb 2004, 08:11:56 PM
I am looking for Frank Baker.  He was the Military Banking Manager in 1991 for sure, and maybe later years.  He is British married to a gal named Lucy from the Philippines.  They have at least one child, boy about 16 years old now, maybe 17.
     I worked with Frank in the late 70's - early 80's at the Garlstedt, Germany branch of American Express.  We are planning a trip to the UK this summer and wanted to look him up if he is there now.
     Thanks again,
     Brenda M Inman

LOOKING FOR MEMORIES OF ELBERT GODET - 1971
     NAME = Ronnie Duncan
     MY QUEST = To see if anyone knows my father
     E-MAIL = gsmld82@yahoo.com
     NATIONALITY = American
     SERVICE = United States Navey
     UNIT = Seabees-Help construct the airstrip
     RANK/RATE/JOB = Petty Officer
     MY WARSTORY = My father was stationed on this island back in the early 70's.  I'm trying to find out if anyone knows him or his good friend at the time Elbert Godet...apparantly known as 'Swamp Duck'.  Does anyone have a memory or even a picture of my father?  If you do, I'd appreciate any input.  Thanks!!

LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT CHRIS PARSONS(BRITISH) - LATE 1970s
From: Gareth Parsons <garethparsons420@hotmail.com>
Date: 25 Sep 2003, 12:23:51 PM
Hi,  just checked out your site, my dad was stationed on Diego Garcia in the late 70's. His name is Chris Parsons and he was a medic with the British navy.  How can I find info on the people he shared his time there with??

LOOKING FOR JESSE R. EDWARDS - 1977-1985
Subject: Help
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 10:49:51 EDT
From:  FiddleDee@aol.com
My name is Dee Anna Braxton.  I live in North Carolina.  I have an uncle who we can't find.  His last known place of residence was Diego Garcia where he worked on a dock doing (I think) refueling for many years (1977 through 1985).  He was an Army vet but was working there for the Navy.  His name is Jesse R. (which stands for Rupert) Edwards.  His family  in the states lived in El Paso TX but originally he is from Rose Hill NC.  I haven't seen him since my momma (his sister) died in 1984.  My father died this spring and I was going through some old boxes of my mom's stuff and found more info to help me locate him.  His family in TX hasn't helped me so I figure I am on my own.  I have some stuff that belonged to his father that rightfully should be his to give his daughter.  I would love to find him. He is quite a character.  Someone in your bunch should have some knowledge of him.  Please help.  I am running out of family.
Dee

LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT TERRY KING - 71-72
     NAME = BU 2 Richard King
     MY QUEST = To Know My Father
     E-MAIL = jupiter0099@webtv.net
     MY WARSTORY = My name is Terry King.  My father was a Seabee on DC in 71 and 72.  He is dying of cancer now.  He never talked about the military.  I just wondered if there was anyone out there who knew him and could tell me what kind of guy he was?  HIs name was BU-2 Richard King.


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