|E-MAIL / PHONE||MESSAGE|
|ronald email@example.com||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.|
|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
|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
|vince hayes||USS TAYLOR||BT3firstname.lastname@example.org||Hey how's everyone doing|
|Jim Hall||DD468||RM1email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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
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?
Mike Walsh 526-5705 QM 3
|Jim Hall||DD468||RM1email@example.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
|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(+-)||firstname.lastname@example.org||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
|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
|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
|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.|
Good video of 2250 ton DD's
|Eric Hilton||DD 468||CS3||67-69||(941) 539-8740
|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||TMSNemail@example.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
|Sorry missed reunions.. will now keep in touch for future info.|
|jim hall||DD468||RM1||68-69||717 840-0150
|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
|hello im still around, would like to hear from my shipmates.|
|john firstname.lastname@example.org||would be happy to hear from anyone.|
|robert( kinch) kenshalo||USS Taylor DDE 468||SN||04/56/-09/57||5593133594
|Hello to all my old shipmates|
|Frank Cracchiola||DD 468||66-67||8189973325
|looking for anyone who remembers going on river boats in 66-67 in Vietnam|
|Jimmy (JC) Marsden||DD 468||GMG3email@example.com||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
|was a trusty sheelback april 26, 1960|
|Waymon Waters||USS Taylor DDE 468||SM 3||54-58||704-263-9193
|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
|Reside in Los Angeles- Big hello to all former shipmates..|
|char5les robninson||uss taylor dde468||mm 3||3/59to12/62||662 588 1399
|hello to everyone|
|richard (dick) meredith||DDE 468||LT jg (SC)||11/56 to 2/58||(419)223-5376
|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
|Will be glad to write ,talk,
with anyone who was a shipmate.
|Keith Veerkamp||USS Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org||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|
|ron heathcott||DDE 468||BT-3||3/64-8/66||928 287 1197
|Would like to hear from former shipmates. I`m also looking forward to San Diego reunion.|
|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||RD2email@example.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||RD2firstname.lastname@example.org||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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Good ship,good crew, happy holidays!,turn to.|
|wil email@example.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 -firstname.lastname@example.org||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
|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
|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
|please add my name to the directory|
|John E Keller||DD/DDE 468||MM3email@example.com||I am the granddaughter of John E. Keller - he passed away in 2003 from cancer. Im looking to get into contact with anyone who might have known my grandfather.|
|ruthann porter||dd468||sm 3/c||6/43-3/46||435 299 0641
|I am the Daughter of William E. Cook (willy) and am interested in contacting anyone who remembers serving with him. I have a picture of signal gang 6/45 with j.h chadwell,jerry e. cleveland,newton l. blizzard,francis B. adams,john c coverington, bill burk,bob hoover(herbie),Eddie Hardy(snowshoes)|
|Robert Wainwright||DD 468||FTG1||8/65-11/66||318-544-8128
|This is my new e-mail add.
Looking forward to san Diego in the fall!
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