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gordan hobbs uss taylor dd468 gmgsn 21/2 rghobbsjr@yahoo.com email me if we served together and you remember me.
frank ferreira uss taylor fire man 1952 /1953 wedgie1@att.net Looking for John Tombe and Vernon Duarte
jim hall dd468 rm1 68-69 snjenavy@yahoo.com The very first issue of our ancestor newspaper, Continental Navy Times, published to coincide with the founding of the Continental Navy.....the paper is dated 13 October 1775.

I was doing some research on some Navy history and stumbled on something amazing, unique and pretty cool. :) The very first issue of our ancestor newspaper, Continental Navy Times, published to coincide with the founding of the Continental Navy.....the paper is dated 13 October 1775. :)
ronald cantrell usstaylor 58-62 anniscan@att.net Ronald Cantrell - deceased 10/30/1996 as a result of an automobile accident. Tried to contact Bill Burris by email. We had tried in earlier years to contact Bill.
eric johnson DD468 seaman 8/68-4/69 na
jejohnson4911@att.net
Desron11; Sasebo, Japan; the Gunline,Vietnam;Olongapo,P.I.;Manus Island; crossed the equator at longitude 145-40E on 27 January, 1969 and became a "Shellback"; sailed into Port Kembla & Wollongong,N.S.W.Austrailia; Melbourne, Austrailia; Aukland, New Zealand; Pago Pago Islands and back to Pearl Harbor: CDR Taylor was skipper
Tom Roseberry DD 468 seaman 7/66-12/67 7023534553
lvtomlr@gmail.com
I'm looking for my friend Sterling C. Purcell who was aboard TAYLOR from 8/66 till early or mid 67 when he transferred to the Vietnam river boats. He then was in heavy action till discharged. Am interested in any recent info.
For many, the service was a pivotal experience, and for me it was literally life-changing in all facets. I appreciate this link to memories. Wishing every sailor peace and joy forever, Tom.
Gary Anderson (AKA Big Andy) DD 468 E5 Store Keeper Summer 67-Jan 69 (312) 218-4680
garyanderson0201@gmail.com
Great idea!
vince hayes USS TAYLOR BT3 1966-1969 purplehayes112011@hotmail.com Hey how's everyone doing
Jim Hall DD468 RM1 68-69 snjenavy@yahoo.com This is so me.....
Long ago I was a Sailor.
I sailed the Ocean blue.
I knew the bars in Singapore...
The coastline of Peru.

I knew well the sting of salt spray,
The taste of Spanish wine,
The beauty of the Orient...
Yes, all these things were mine.

But I wear a different hat now,
Jeans & T-shirts too.
My sailing days were long ago...
With that life I am through.

But somewhere deep inside of me...
The sailor lives there still.
He longs to go to sea again,
But knows he never will.

My love, my life, is here at home,
And I will leave here never.
Though mind and body stay ashore...
My heart's at sea forever.
Jim Bowline DD 468 Engiman 3rd & 2nd class 1964-1965 jnjbowline@yahoo.com Does anyone remember me served during a Yankee Station Junk or sandpan patrol
also Soviet Submarine Survailance. I need info on that cruise.
Michael o. Walsh Dd468 QM-3 1960 -1963 529-468-8950
Michael.walsh11@comcast.net
Hello
I am mike Walsh. I served aboard the Taylor from 1960 to Nov. of 1963 and was a QM. At that time we were home ported in Pearl.

I worked and steamed with Clifford Santiago SM 2, Phillipe Lufau SM 1, Julius Dandritch QM 1, joe Grow QM SN, Carl Burgois SMSN, Sam McConnel SM 3 & Bobby Lee Garrett SM SN, and many others.

I have often wondered what ever happened to those guys after I left the ship for separation at Treasure Island in November of 63.

Went back to Pearl once, but Bravo Docks were occupied by theses huge ships that they told me were tin cans. They are way to big to be cans! Small cruisers maybe....not cans!

Any one know where I might locate any of these guys?

Thanks

Mike Walsh 526-5705 QM 3
Jim Hall DD468 RM1 68-69 snjenavy@yahoo.com LITTLE KNOWN NAVY HISTORY!

DID YOU KNOW....that during WWII a Japanese Submarine was sunk by an American Destroyer who used "Potatoes" to sink her?!

In 1942 the USS O'Bannon DD-450, an American destroyer, was dispatched to the South Pacific to face off against Japan's Naval Forces. By the end of WWII, the USS O'Bannon earned more service and battle stars, a total of 17, than any other American destroyer. On 5 April 1943 when the USS O'Bannon came across a large Japanese submarine, the RO-35, which was cruising on the surface and oblivious to the approaching ship. The USS O'Bannon decided to ram the sub to sink it. At the last minute, however, they decided against it because the CO of the USS O'Bannon feared the sub was a minelayer, a ship/sub used to lay out sea mines, and if it was rammed it would blow up the destroyer as well. Because of this quick withdrawal , the USS O'Bannon found itself moving directly parallel to the RO-35. On closer inspection, Ernest Herr, a Sailor on board the destroyer, stated that the Japanese Sailors were sleeping on the deck. The sleeping Japanese crew quickly woke up and found themselves directly across from their enemy.

The USS O'Bannon was at a disadvantage because it was too close to the sub to lower its guns and the sub had 3-inch deck guns at the ready. Faced with the sub's guns, the USS O'Bannon crew began to use whatever they had at their disposal to fight the Japanese. Reaching inside nearby storage bins, the USS O'Bannon crew began to pelt the Japanese Sailors with the barrel's content. Inside the containers were potatoes and soon an epic potato battle began. Either the Japanese were not used to potatoes or were expecting the worst since they believed the potatoes were actually hand grenades. The Japanese Sailors were too preoccupied with throwing these potato grenades overboard, or right back at the USS O'Bannon, that they were not manning their deck guns.

The USS O'Bannon took the opportunity to gain distance as their enemies were busy handling their potato issue. Once the USS O'Bannon was far enough away, they properly lower their guns and began firing at the sub. The Japanese started their decent into the water. Before the RO-35 was fully submerge, the USS O'Bannon damaged the sub's conning tower. After the Japanese sub disappeared from the surface, the destroyer maneuvered over the sub and delivered a depth charge attack.

After the war, information was released that the Japanese RO-35 submarine did, in fact, sink as a result of USS O'Bannon's actions. Upon hearing about the potato incident, the Association of Potato Growers of Maine sent a plaque commemorating the event. It was mounted near the crew's mess decks. The incident became known as the "The Maine Potato Episode"!
richard erwin armstrong dd468 qm3 1963-1967 806-789-9570
richard6982900@gmail.com
I'm glad to have found this website. Would like to hear from some of the friends that were made during our on board time. Michael Thames - are you out there somewhere????
Jim Hall DD468 Rm1 2/68-6/69(+-) snjenavy@yahoo.com I know there are a couple 468 shipmates that were also on Oklahoma City. We just returned from CLG5 reunion in Branson & had one heck of a good time.
glenn stafford uss taylor dd-468 rmsa-rm2 12/63-5/66 336-476-5912
gscar1187@yahoo.com
i remember typhoon erma and the 40 ft swells and one time being at sea 66 days do not miss it.
clayton starin dd468 mmfn aft eng rm 68 69 928-713-7095
cstarin@courts.az.gov
Good ship,good times,Would like to hear from T.Vanguilder tm3,Appleby, and others from those years..
Jim O'Neill DD 468 LTJG 65-67 (804) 212-8911
oneillfalm@aol.com
The next reunion will be in Charleston, SC from 21-25 September 2014. Please consider attending. More information will be forthcoming as plans firm up.
Jim Hall DD468 RM1 68/69 snjenavy@yahoo.com http://youtu.be/kr4_RC4oZ4s

Good video of 2250 ton DD's
Eric Hilton DD 468 CS3 67-69 (941) 539-8740
thephotomaker@comcast.net
To all my shipmates who served with me on Taylor from 1967- 1969. It was
some of the best times of my life. But some of the most enjoyable times
were playing guitar and entertaining the crew on the ship and in the clubs
in Japan, Australia, PAGO PAGO and Hawaii, with my good friend and fellow
band member Don Vanucci.

S. A. (Al) Mosier DDE 468 TMSN 59-61 almosier@rocketmail.com Does anyone know what ever happened to the Korean boys we found at sea and
saved their lives? What ship did we transfer them to? Also they would be
about 60 or 70 years old today. Did they end up coming to the USA? Any
info would be appreciated.
gordon e. mcdowell uss taylor dd/dde468 et2 1/61-12/63 707 554-3053
marionrcmcd@yahoo.com
Sorry missed reunions.. will now keep in touch for future info.
jim hall DD468 RM1 68-69 717 840-0150
snjenavy@yahoo.com
Jim Oneil, just viewed Suez photo group, interesting....have passed it on to OKCity Yahoo group.
Richard Archibald DD 468 BT-3 1/67-4/69 7813293291
boxlineking56@yahoo.com
hello im still around, would like to hear from my shipmates.
john theoharis dde468 yn2 1953-1954 jtheoh@aol.com would be happy to hear from anyone.
robert( kinch) kenshalo USS Taylor DDE 468 SN 04/56/-09/57 5593133594
cusimme73@gmail.com
Hello to all my old shipmates
Frank Cracchiola DD 468 66-67 8189973325
cracchiolafp@earthlink.net
looking for anyone who remembers going on river boats in 66-67 in Vietnam
Jimmy (JC) Marsden DD 468 GMG3 12/68-6/69 ltlmtn@cox.net Served on the Taylor from last dry dock at Pearl Harbor, through her last West Pac cruise and crossing of equator, until her decomissioning.
thomas young jr uss taylor dde 468 electrican app 1959-1961 678-965-5549
tyoung6027@gmail.com
was a trusty sheelback april 26, 1960
Waymon Waters USS Taylor DDE 468 SM 3 54-58 704-263-9193
waters829150@bellsouth.net
I hope all shipmates of the Taylor will have a Merry Chrismas and a happy and prosper New Year.
delfin labao DDE 468 SO2 6/58- 7/60 323 850 1918
tigerbalm@mac.com
Reside in Los Angeles- Big hello to all former shipmates..
char5les robninson uss taylor dde468 mm 3 3/59to12/62 662 588 1399
charles robinson211@yahoo.com
hello to everyone
richard (dick) meredith DDE 468 LT jg (SC) 11/56 to 2/58 (419)223-5376
dandjmeredith@juno.com
Looking forward to attending my first Taylor reunion at San Diego in Oct. 2012.
clarence ziglar DDE 468 Rm3 5/54-8/58 1-336-731-7959
cziglar84@gmail.com
Will be glad to write ,talk,
with anyone who was a shipmate.
Keith Veerkamp USS Taylor vikingangel89@gmail.com I am the daughter Of keith veerkamp. I am looking for anyone who may have known my father. Please email me I would love to talk with you. Also Any chiefs still out there?! My husbands CPO Pinning in Aug, and are inviting all chiefs! But I need your info. Hooyah! and Thank you all for your Service
Lee Rivera DD-468 EN3 1965-1968 Ar62306@Comcast.net ..
ron heathcott DDE 468 BT-3 3/64-8/66 928 287 1197
ronheathcott@ymail.com
Would like to hear from former shipmates. I`m also looking forward to San Diego reunion.
james hale dde468 mm1 61-64 6167553400
jameshale76@hotmail.com
email update
Ralph Sterling DD468 Seaman? 1951-1953 985-502-8173
ctsterling@gmail.com
My father cannot remember all the details and years but, he speaks highly of his time on the Taylor and its commanding officers. We live in the New Orleans area and could not attend the reunion. He has lung cancer at the time. He beat it. I am very proud of my Father! If anyone remembers him he would love to hear from you. Well Wishes
Lew Bowers Uss Taylor RD2 60-63 lewr41@q.com For those of you who wish to respond to a post you see here, hi-lite the desired email address, copy it then paste into your TO:(address line) of your email to that person. This was the suggestion I was given by our web master and it works. Lew Bowers
lewis bowers DD 468 RD2 3/60-6/63 lewr41@q.com Greetings to all of my formers shipmates. Would like very much to hear from any or all of you. Lewis (Lew).
jim hall dd468 rm1 2/27-6/79 717 840-0150
snjenavy@yahoo.com
Can't make the Sdiego reunion, will try in 2014 on the right side of lower 48!
jimmy don hudgins taylor btfn & yn3 07/59-06/61 5756316734
hudgins37@yahoo.com
looking for my bt buddy from Hawaii that we cleaned the boilers together.
waymon e waters uss taylor dde 468 sm 3 54-58 704-460-4350
waters829150@bellsouth.net
Have a grate Memorial day to all of the ship mates of the Taylor on this year and to all the love ones .
werner tenzer uss taylor passenger april 1952 3346732030
wtenzer@gmail.com
My family and I came over from Germany on April and landed in New York on April 27, 1957. We will be celebrating our coming to this country 60 years ago this Friday. I am forever gratiful for the opportunity to come to America.
john colombo uss taylor dd 468 fn 12/68-12/71 9073109174
johncolombo@hotmail.com
Good ship,good crew, happy holidays!,turn to.
wil ridington taylor fn 5/66-3/68 wridington@msn.com hoping more taylorsailors plan to attend this year's reunion. been to the last two and they were a good timewith great people!
harold doemel DD-468 BT-3 1965 -1969 doemeljr@gmail.com I see a few names that I remember.I use to be in the forward fire room.e-mail if you remember me.
Richard (Dick) McKenzie USS Taylor DD468 M3 63/66 817-559-7261
vodamc@wyoming.com
Looking For James Dudley 64/66
or Any Who Remember Me.
Would be great to hear from any old shipmates
ronald moser uss taylor dd-468 bt2 1964-1968 208-697-4043
moserron@clear.net
error--taylor was not my last ship,as noted.
waymon e. waters u.s.s. taylor dde 468 sm 3 8/54-7/58 704 263-9193
waters829150@bullsouth.net
please add my name to the directory
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