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14-Nov-2019 11:28

My dad served on the Strauss from 76-79 and he passed away on August 12, 1994.

Your memorial wasn't sure of the date so I thought I'd confirm it.

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.

Caught the ship in Subic on her way home from Westpac. Wrote a novel about my experiences entitled "Steve Mc Queen Would Be Proud." Check it out at Portia Hiltonemail: [email protected]: Monday, May 06, 2002Time: PMI'm not sure why I'm posting this... Reported to the Joe in Long Beach, went to westpac as the Comdesron 3 flagship. Others of that time, feel free to contact me, I live in Reno. I remember the Vietnamese refugee boat rescue operation and the hard time we had trying to sink that baby.

I was looking for the story about the ," Fleet Fox ", running into 2 mines .I'll check in again, soon, or you can E-mail me, Thanks, Jimname: Jimemail: [email protected]: Friday, August 17, 2001Time: PMThis goes out to Bart. I was on board at that time and would love to hear about it from other shipmates , plus add my experience . Our captain was slamming sammy andersonname: john "SCOOBIE" shoberemail: [email protected]: Sunday, August 26, 2001Time: PMserved between 71 and 74 on ic gange. I also remember how UN-COOL GMG1 "Andy" Anderson was when the mines went off. Also, if you have any idea where I can find BT2 Kevin Stottlemeyer, please let me know. AGAIN, if you remember Rick, PLEASE drop me a line and let me know.would love to hear from twat, johnson,viner,stevr clindinin (sp) pete,dean wever .mines ,migs and guns cool ah. name: Charlie "Gunner Mac" Mc Donaldemail: Charles. [email protected]: Wednesday, September 19, 2001Time: AMI remember the mines, I also remember how cool "Pappy Collins" was. I can still see the smoke & steam from the first mine. Thanks.name: Kim Robbins (aka: Engels)email: Marvos [email protected]: Friday, December 28, 2001Time: PMMy husband, BT2 Rick Engels was onboard the Strauss approx. Many Thanks, Kim Robbinsname: Larry Knisell SH3 71-74 email: [email protected]: Friday, December 28, 2001Time: PMWould like to hear from anyone who served 71-74 Joseph Strauss .I started out in 1st division and later became an IC man,thanks to "Scooby", John Shober.

Does anyone out there know how to get in touch with him ? name: REX HOLTemail: [email protected]: Wednesday, August 22, 2001Time: PMIF YOU RECOGNIZE MY NAME, DROP ME AN EMAIL. ESPECIALLY MIKE FANNING, WALDO EMERICK, BOBBY ELKINS AND CHARLES BOBBITTname: Darrell Hoover Bm2email: [email protected]: Wednesday, August 22, 2001Time: PMI served on the smoking joe, 1986-1990, looking for any of my old shipmates.

If anyone has pictures of the rescue of my boat, I would love to see them.



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