Big Gunsname: Steve Mitchellemail: [email protected]: Sunday, April 28, 2002Time: PMI served on "Smoky Joe" from 1972-75 as an ET in OE Division. Would like to find a cruise book from the period I was aboard. It was nice in warm when we went to Alaska that year. name: Robert S White GMM2/FOX 80-82email: [email protected] Date: Friday, June 14, 2002Time: AMHello Fellow Smokin' Joe Shipmates, I just found this web site and I am so grateful; It sure brings back so many memories of my youth and my first ship and first two West Pac cruises.
It would be wonderful to hear from any one that remembers me or that served with me at that time. I am originally from Lake Worth, Florida but have since moved to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Lemail: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMJust to let you know Smokin Joe was given that name in the late sixties and early seventy's because of her constant habit of smoking black when enterring port.
Sincerely, James Galbraithname: Bennett Charles L.email: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI served on the Strauss from 8 of 71 until jan of 75. I and the rest of "B" division did all we could to ensure the name would survive.
You have saved my life and made me of what I am today a college math professor.name: Robert "Goose" Swannemail: [email protected]: Sunday, April 07, 2002Time: AMLooking to hear from any of the old OI gang from 1984-88.
Surprise to see nothing about the Strauss being the first ship involved in a coordinated air/ship harpoon attack in combat in April 1988.
Madman and Myself were the controllers, Green Lizards were the Squardon.name: william "big guns" shankemail: [email protected]: Sunday, April 14, 2002Time: AMJust wanted to say Hi to everyone out there I was aboard ship from 10/65 to 8/69. 1970 when the ship returned from the West Pac Cruise. Hope to see some people from M Divison or hear from them.