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an old sea buddy!


Your Name:  Donna Renae

Years Aboard:  1985-87

Rank:  JO2

E-mail:  prairieship@yahoo.com

Comments:  I'm in the process of getting this site up and running so PLEASE be patient! In the meantime, feel free to sign in and maybe your shipmates will run across this site and do the same over time.


Your Name:  Jerry Kester

Years Aboard:  1983-1985

Rank:  GMT1

E-mail:  oilman85037@yahoo.com

Comments:  Received the invite to your website and am glad you have created it. I will look around and see if I have anything to contribute. Good luck and smooth sailing........Jerry


Your Name:  Michael A. Bankson

Years Aboard:  '82-'84

Rank:  EM2

E-mail:  bankson@zianet.com

Comments:  I was in R-3, my divo was EMC Kokosky(sp)


Your Name:  Don C. Turner

Years Aboard:  1946 - Six months July to November

Rank:  SA

E-mail:  w6roy@pacbell.net

Comments:  My 1st assignment out of bootcamp. Worked in ships office until I went to Radioman Class A school at NCTC San Diego. Retired in 1966 as a Cryptologic Technician Chief (Technical Branch).


Your Name:  RAY WILSON

Years Aboard:  3YRS.

Rank:  RM-3

E-mail:  IWARON@AOL.COM

Comments:  ENDED MY TOUR IN R-4 DIV. BEGAN IN THE DECK DIV.(1ST DIV.)CAME ON BOARD IN DEC. 72, LEFT IN AUG.75. MADE TWO WEST-PAC CRUISES. PLEASE CONTACT ME.


Your Name:  Dennis Reeves

Years Aboard:  '90-Decom.

Rank:  CWO4

E-mail:  drreeves1@hotmail.com

Comments:  The ship as machine was the worst I ever served on. The stuff of nightmares! (But I got my revenge... I signed the papers releasing her to the Pakistani scrap dealer and was the last man off as she was towed out of sight!) Her crew, on the other hand, was


Your Name:  Dennis Reeves

Years Aboard:  '90-Decom.

Rank:  CWO4

E-mail:  drreeves1@hotmail.com

Comments:  Where was I?...Oh yeah, The crew was one of the best I ever served with! Miss those times. Best wishes to all. Drop me a line if you have some time.


Your Name:  James L. Ferreira

Years Aboard:  1971-1973

Rank:  Second Class - Shipfitter

E-mail:  BakerSt@home.com

Comments:  It was a nice place to visit, glad I didn't have to stay.


Your Name:  J.L.Morgan

Years Aboard:  6

Rank:  EM1

E-mail:  morganjl@home.com

Comments:  My first ship,went aboard 1949,left 1955.Was a ship's company Electrician...Attended decomissioning in Long Beach.


Your Name:  Ronald Hogg

Years Aboard:  1954--1957

Rank:  IC3

E-mail:  ron4eve@eoni.com

Comments:  Looking for other members of the IC gang Or EM gang. 1954-1957


Your Name:  Morris Pichon

Years Aboard:  Aug'70 - Feb'75

Rank:  PH1

E-mail:  moepichon@aol.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Rae Henderson

Years Aboard:  1982-1985

Rank:  PN1

E-mail:  shellbacks2@aol.com

Comments:  Was one of the first enlisted females onboard. I worked my butt off, learned to really cuss,play poker and became "MOM" to lots of great kids. I would say looking back, Prairie was my best tour in my 20 year career.


Your Name:  Walter Kirsten

Years Aboard:  1966-67

Rank:  yn3

E-mail:  boomer@penn.com

Comments:  Served as Torpedo Shop Yeoman


Your Name:  Roger MacVittie

Years Aboard:  1965-1968

Rank:  GMM3

E-mail:  kc7rxv@aol.com

Comments:  Retired in 1988 GMCS-SW, RODE 4 DDG'S 3,6,7, and 12


Your Name:  Rene Hazeltine

Years Aboard:  1982-1986

Rank:  TM3

E-mail:  rhazeltine@powerweb.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  MCPO Richard L. Keefover , USN-Ret.

Years Aboard:  1982-83

Rank:  ETCM

E-mail:  keefy@txucom.net

Comments:  Hope this is a great endeavor. I was R4 Division Officer and retired onboard in November 1983.


Your Name:  Dennis Olsen

Years Aboard:  1960-63

Rank:  IC2

E-mail:  Lampini2@aol

Comments:  R3 Division Gyro Repair


Your Name:  Robert "Chez" Sanchez

Years Aboard:  1987-1989

Rank:  MR3

E-mail:  chezfam1@yahoo.com

Comments:  Repair Division


Your Name:  Alan Fields

Years Aboard:  

Rank:  HTC

E-mail:  hooksem@aol.com

Comments:  Old decrepit but a whole lotta good times.


Your Name:  Michael B. Aboe

Years Aboard:  1978-1984

Rank:  HTC

E-mail:  msaboe@msn.com

Comments:  Will there ever be any reunions planned?


Your Name:  Carol (Paulsen) Barnes

Years Aboard:  82-85

Rank:  PN2

E-mail:  cabarnes@citlink.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Floviel W. Hollins

Years Aboard:  2

Rank:  SK3

E-mail:  fwhollins@home.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Alexander "Sandy" Bewkes

Years Aboard:  1965-1967

Rank:  QM-SM-SK-BMSN

E-mail:  avss1@home.com

Comments:  Came aboard Jugo ban and went into the QM Gang with QM1 Kennedy, QM3's Palmer and Gutkowski, QMSN Mulvihill and SN Tylock. Went messcooking then to SM gang. Went messcooking then to RD gang. Went messcooking. After 9 months messcooking I transferred to S1


Your Name:  Arthur Small

Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  asmall1@nycap.rr.com

Comments:  Good luck with your web page. How about links with other AD's? I served on the Hamul (AD-20) & Dixie (AD14)


Your Name:  CHERYL EWTON

Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  YN3

E-mail:  CAS1127TN@AOL.COM

Comments:  HAD SOME GREAT TIMES, GREAT MEMORIES


Your Name:  George E Demand

Years Aboard:  1981-1985

Rank:  ML2

E-mail:  magooge@aol.com

Comments:  The oldest and the best was my first ship in a long nave career. I made some great friends there and grew up. The proud Prairie has a special place in my heart. "the oldest and the best with more rust than the rest"


Your Name:  Eric W. Larson

Years Aboard:  2

Rank:  IC3

E-mail:  ericjoann@netzero.net

Comments:  I was aboard May 1972 through May 1974 working in the ship's company IC shop. ICC Cossar and IC1(Toad) Brant were in charge of us at that time. I would like to locate anyone who worked as a ship's company IC or Electrician.


Your Name:  Joe Glass

Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  Glass67@wans.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Ed Raymond

Years Aboard:  1965 - 1968

Rank:  ET2

E-mail:  ETCMRet@hotmail.com

Comments:  My first ship, worked in the Cal Lab. I remember the wooden decks and canvas racks..


Your Name:  Paul Blain

Years Aboard:  2.5

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  pblain@hibbing.com

Comments:  Sister Tami is STILL in the navy - she made E-7 last year and is now going for E-9. She remembers Prairie (she visited me while I was on board).


Your Name:  Patricia Day

Years Aboard:  1990-1993

Rank:  LCDR

E-mail:  pkday1@aol.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Gregory Eckert

Years Aboard:  1990-1993

Rank:  ET2

E-mail:  gregory.eckert@intel.com

Comments:  Drop me a line!


Your Name:  Bob Fotheringham

Years Aboard:  1974-1975

Rank:  HTFN

E-mail:  rkf2@email.byu.edu

Comments:  I am looking for former ship mates who worked in the hangar bay,on the helo deck aft, weld shop.


Your Name:  Roberto Valtierra

Years Aboard:  1981-1985

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  Robert_Valtierra@Baldor.com

Comments:  I served four years in the Lighting Shop along with Paul Blain, Jim Champ, and a bunch of other great people. I miss those good old days on that rust bucket. "The oldest and The Best"


Your Name:  Ron Gonzales

Years Aboard:  1985 - 1990

Rank:  HTC

E-mail:  HTCM Gonzo@aol.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Jim Williams

Years Aboard:  90-decom

Rank:  MMC Ret.

E-mail:  JSWilliams4@aol.com

Comments:  Assigned to the ships sup office, RS Division. One and a half pacs, shellback initiation, even caught a few fish, yea had a good time while onboard.


Your Name:  Dale Tucker

Years Aboard:  1966

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  tucker@netrover.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  James Hamner Wheelhouse, Sr

Years Aboard:  Feb 1945 to May 1946

Rank:  Seaman

E-mail:  jbwhse@aol.com

Comments:  Glad to have this website, will visit often.


Your Name:  EMCM Frederick Kokosky USN (Ret.)

Years Aboard:  1980-1984

Rank:  EMC

E-mail:  kokosky@ureach.com

Comments:  I had the distinct pleasure of serving as R-3 Division Officer while on board the "Oldest and the Best". She was a fine ship with a magnificent crew...


Your Name:  Duncan O'Mara

Years Aboard:  2 years

Rank:  LT

E-mail:  DFOMara@aol.com

Comments:  Engineer Officer , '89-'90


Your Name:  scheetz

Years Aboard:  1954 - 1957

Rank:  sksn

E-mail:  johnscheetz@hotmail.com

Comments:  ran the gig for the capain for 2 yrs and then went into supply. also was aboard when we made the world cruise and still have the cruise book that they had made for us and will share it with u if u want pictures etc 1954 to 1957


Your Name:  Henry Chan

Years Aboard:  10 months

Rank:  SHC

E-mail:  usshunt@aol.com

Comments:  Report aboard on 25th Dec 1962 to 2nd dec 1963. really nice to serve the crews.


Your Name:  Robert E. Wiliams

Years Aboard:  0

Rank:  AE-2

E-mail:  RDW113@aol.com

Comments:  my dad served on the Prairie In the early 50's.He was in 1951-55. I know he's trying to get in touch with old shipmates.His name is Robert H. Williams and he was an EM 3 or 2. I don't remember.


Your Name:  Chuck Gullette

Years Aboard:  NA

Rank:  MM2

E-mail:  chuck642@aol.com

Comments:  I was stationed aboard sistership USS Cascade AD-16 (TAD) in the summer of 1969 as a MMSN enroute to Nuke school. I learned a lot in that old engineroom. And all of the newbie stuff ie. Bucket of Steam etc. Sorry they are all gone. Actually all ships I wa


Your Name:  Wayne Kosloski

Years Aboard:  1963 to 1966

Rank:  Seaman

E-mail:  wkosloski@aol.com

Comments:  Any of my old shipmates feel free to e-mail me.


Your Name:  Bill Parker

Years Aboard:  1942-45

Rank:  Lt (jg)

E-mail:  shparker@midsouth.rr.com

Comments:  Bill Parker died in 1987. I am his son. He was Deck Watch Officer/Navigator on the USS Prairie in Argentia and the Central Pacific. He told me very little about his time on the USS Prairie. I have recently found a record he left. If you served the USS Pra


Your Name:  Jeff Holubetz

Years Aboard:  June 84 - Feb 88

Rank:  HT3

E-mail:  A69roadrunner4406@msn.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Greg Maddock

Years Aboard:  1985 - 1988

Rank:  DK2

E-mail:  ptrbltdrvr_2000@yahoo.com

Comments:  Hey Donna, How the heck are you? Me? Retired from the canoe club. Married and have 3 pets....that is about it in a nutshell....great site... later, Greg


Your Name:  Saundra Freitas

Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  BM3

E-mail:  skkags1@msn.com

Comments:  Sure do miss those good ole days!


Your Name:  Wendell Goodwin

Years Aboard:  1967-1970

Rank:  DS1

E-mail:  wgoodwin@altavista.net

Comments:  A good ship should be remembered, especially by a good crew.


Your Name:  Jeff Gears

Years Aboard:  June 77- Jan 79

Rank:  TMSN - TM3

E-mail:  daddarth aol.com

Comments:  Ship was just coming out of a "Yard" period, what a mess! Worked in 1ST DIV for about 6 months and then went to Weapons Dept. Did one WESTPAC and then transferred off. A fondly remembered ship.


Your Name:  Robert H. WIlliams

Years Aboard:  1952-1955

Rank:  EM2

E-mail:  wil1931@westnet.com

Comments:  Finally a AD-15 website. Was a ships company electrician. I see some familiar names in guestbook, hoping to see more.


Your Name:  Steve Hoit

Years Aboard:  4 years

Rank:  ET2

E-mail:  hoit1@llnl.gov

Comments:  In R4 div worked in Radio central was on board during evac of Viet Nam. We could fix anything!!


Your Name:  Jim "Kiss" Kissling

Years Aboard:  1965-1969

Rank:  MM2(DV)

E-mail:  jfkissling@juno.com

Comments:  Last 3 years was with the diving locker with such good guys as: James Wrobluski, Jack Carter, James Webb,Ronchie Romain and Grant Worsley.


Your Name:  Pete Tracy

Years Aboard:  1966-1970

Rank:  IC-3

E-mail:  pttracy@aol.com

Comments:  Made 1 Hawaii and 2 Westpac cruises while aboard Prairie. Was in the Gyro Shop (R-3 Division).


Your Name:  Ray E. Riesgo

Years Aboard:  1951-1954

Rank:  FA; FN; IC3; IC2

E-mail:  ray29@home.com

Comments:  Xfered from PF8 to AD15 in 1951 at Sasebo. Placed in B Div and later xfered to E Div/IC Gang. Jan 1955 sent to IC 'B' School, then xfered to AD25 at LBeach, CA.


Your Name:  Shawn L. Pardo

Years Aboard:  1989-1993

Rank:  ET2/E5

E-mail:  shawn.pardo@kla-tencor.com

Comments:  I was assigned to the repair departmentand worked mostly on test equipment. I also served as a master-at-arms for a year.


Your Name:  Rick Miller

Years Aboard:  1976 - 1979

Rank:  ETN2

E-mail:  rickmill@gte.net

Comments:  was onboard during 77 yard overhaul and 78 Westpac. Anyone know ET2 David Laughlin who was onboard during that time frame???


Your Name:  Deborah Federspiel

Years Aboard:  1982-1986

Rank:  HT3

E-mail:  longface1062@msn.comI

Comments:  I would enjoy hearing from any one from the HT shop or Repair Dept.


Your Name:  marcia bain

Years Aboard:  4

Rank:  sk3

E-mail:  bainmarcia@hotmail.com

Comments:  Had some really good times here and met some of the best now looking for lost shipmates please contact (1989-decom)


Your Name:  Marshall Reheard

Years Aboard:  8-1952 - 11-1955

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  mlreh@att.net

Comments:  I think of my days aboard the Prairie and of the good times I had with fellow shipmates. It has been forty six years this November that I was in Hunters Point (dry dock) leaving the ship for the last time going through the process of being discharged. I r


Your Name:  Karen Aldrich ReBuck

Years Aboard:  1983 - 1987

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  krebuck@ameshome.com

Comments:  I would love to hear from anyone that I served with. I'm particularly interested in locating Rebecca Dilley or Maria Betonney, both of whom I lost contact with over the years.


Your Name:  Robert Kohl

Years Aboard:  6 months

Rank:  Fireman

E-mail:  srcarbone1@hotmail.com

Comments:  Served aboard USS Praried from Apr. 1951-Oct 1951 as fireman.


Your Name:  vince(pat)patton

Years Aboard:  4 years

Rank:  seaman

E-mail:  patton@onlyinternet.net

Comments:  I served aboard the Prairie from dec.75 to aug.79. Went thru drydock overhaul and two wespacs.Also went to mazatlon mexico for shake down cruise after drydock. Had one hell of a good time on this ship,with some great friends.


Your Name:  stephen oconnor

Years Aboard:  JAN 79-SEPT 80

Rank:  MR3

E-mail:  SOSHOP1@AOL.COM

Comments:  


Your Name:  EVETTE THOMASON

Years Aboard:  AUG 89- MAR 93

Rank:  SK2

E-mail:  EVETTEMANRIQUE@HOME.COM

Comments:  Wow, I grew up on board USS PRAIRIE.


Your Name:  Mke Camburn

Years Aboard:  1990-1993

Rank:  IC3

E-mail:  mcamburn@modempool.com

Comments:  had a real hoot on board Prairie,I miss the fun times! Now I'm a sheetmetal fabricator(shop foreman),who knew?


Your Name:  Randy Drake jr.

Years Aboard:  1977-1980

Rank:  E1

E-mail:  Giglionic@aol.com

Comments:  I was on this ship and it was the best years of my life! and i really enjoyed it. Randy Drake


Your Name:  Paul Flemming CDR USNR

Years Aboard:  1983-1985

Rank:  ENS-LTJG

E-mail:  Paul.Flemming@goodrich.com

Comments:  I was the communications officer from Jan 1983-April 1985. Made One West Pac Tour with Captain Stephen Duich. We had a great crew and many great times. I built a model of the Prairie that some may remember from 1985-1993. Would love to hear from all my ol


Your Name:  Heidi Krug

Years Aboard:  2

Rank:  BM#

E-mail:  Blittledipper@aol.com

Comments:  Please delete the previous entries..sorry. O_MAN I too miss the good old days87-89 I worked in the canvas shop for Chief Holler and Saundra "TOMATIS" Anyone we know..look us up!


Your Name:  Lowell Smith

Years Aboard:  1956-1959, 1965-1970

Rank:  SFC

E-mail:  slsmith@olypen.com

Comments:  My best memories from 20 years of Navy life are the Prairie days.


Your Name:  Bryan Carpenter

Years Aboard:  85-90

Rank:  ICFN - IC3

E-mail:  Disn4u@aol.com

Comments:  Was in the R-3 (Gyro), CCTV & E-Div.... Was kind of shy and not very out going.... but hey.. if any of you remember me drop me a line...


Your Name:  Scott Goodman

Years Aboard:  1982-1984

Rank:  DPSN

E-mail:  scottalangoodman@hotmail.com

Comments:  PRAIRIE was a pretty awesome experience -- but things weren't always as they seemed....after PRAIRIE, I returned to other investigations work for different staffs in the San Diego area, finished my BA in Crim Justice, was eventually commissioned, then the


Your Name:  Albert Meller

Years Aboard:  1985-1987

Rank:  ML3

E-mail:  ameller@aol.com

Comments:  The Prairie was my first and Last Ship. We went to alot of places and I got to make alot of new friends.


Your Name:  victor h bulnes

Years Aboard:  1983-86

Rank:  sn-fn

E-mail:  bulnose@rocketmail.com

Comments:  my first ship....


Your Name:  Alex "Sandy" Bewkes

Years Aboard:  1965-1967

Rank:  QM/SM/BMSN

E-mail:  AVSS1@home.com

Comments:  Remembering QM's Kennedy, Mulvihill, Tylock & Ski; SM Anselmi, Walker, Ainsworth; BM's Sposato, Woodard, Chrestman. Remember the Frank Knox salvage op.


Your Name:  Ken

Years Aboard:  Cowan

Rank:  Seaman

E-mail:  n3376c@aol.com

Comments:  I was on the Prairie '45-'46 discharged June '46.Worked in the sheetmetal shop with Don Weiner who I keep in contact with. Like to hear from others of that time period.


Your Name:  Peter Burrowes

Years Aboard:  none

Rank:  civilian

E-mail:  pburrowes@amcongroup.com

Comments:  My Dad served aboard the Prairie at the end of WWII, and I have known three other people who served aboard her from WWII through about the late 70's. I've always wanted to see a photo of her. Thanks!


Your Name:  Martin L. Gascoyne

Years Aboard:  2years; 70-72

Rank:  RM2

E-mail:  marty@countrygardner.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Michael Joseph Welsh

Years Aboard:  1941-1945

Rank:  Ist class machinist mate

E-mail:  

Comments:  


Your Name:  Joseph Valentino

Years Aboard:  1941-1945

Rank:  3rd class machinist mate

E-mail:  

Comments:  


Your Name:  Marlin Kinning

Years Aboard:  1950-1953

Rank:  YN3

E-mail:  kinning@airmail.net

Comments:  Worked in Captain's Office. Member of Western Band organized in 1950 and played on board and in Japan. Other members were Billy Bell, Harold Newcomb, Laurence Ussery and Bob McLean. Does anyone remember these guys?


Your Name:  Tom Kenny

Years Aboard:  1962 - 1966

Rank:  IM3

E-mail:  frankenny@msn.com

Comments:  The USS Prairie was my first, last and only ship. I am proud to say that I served aboard the Prairie from Jan. 1962 where I joined her at Hunters Point CA as a Seaman Apprentice (SA) - until Jan. 1966 where I left her in San Diego CA as an Instrumentman 3


Your Name:  Michael Bukowski

Years Aboard:  82-84

Rank:  DPSN

E-mail:  bukowskim@yahoo.com

Comments:  Worked in the ADP shop mostly doing data entry. Sharon and I met on board and were married at the base chapel in Long Beach with most of S-7 division in attendance. I am still on active duty serving on USS Wasp as an ITC (and still married to Sharon). Doe


Your Name:  William j Sivill

Years Aboard:  Oct 1965 to Mar 1967

Rank:  HM1

E-mail:  wsivill@wsivill.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Ussery,L.W

Years Aboard:  1950- 1954

Rank:  ME-2

E-mail:  megant@communicomm.com

Comments:  Would like to hear from anybody that was in the shipfitter shop or the sheetmetal shop or anybody else.


Your Name:  Ronald B Crail

Years Aboard:  1966-69

Rank:  E-3

E-mail:  evilone687@hotmail.com

Comments:  I was on the Prairie almost 3 years before I was sent to the USS Buckley, then to Vietnam on P BR's. I went to Hawaii, Philippines, Taiwan while I was on the Prairie.


Your Name:  Michael Bankson

Years Aboard:  '82-'84

Rank:  EM2

E-mail:  bankson@zianet.com

Comments:  I was in R-3 div, 51-B


Your Name:  Steve Meyer (Billy)

Years Aboard:  02/87-09/88

Rank:  E3/FN

E-mail:  grouch@prtel

Comments:  Fantastic 2 years(well, not all of it),great experience. Good Friends:Spank, Duck, Wiggy, Surf'sUp, X, Freddy, Tert-cous,Uncle Walt, Odell, Randy,...lots of good guys from R2


Your Name:  Bob Fotheringham

Years Aboard:  1yr 74-75

Rank:  HTFN

E-mail:  bobfotheringham@byu.edu

Comments:  Looking for ship mates who worked in the hangar bay D.C. shop flight deck aft.when Joe fell off the roof. Also was on board during V.C. evac.


Your Name:  Carl Lupo

Years Aboard:  !978-1979

Rank:  E-3

E-mail:  Carlsept2000@yahoo.com

Comments:  HI. After leaving USS Praire I became a ordnanceman and spent 13 years in the navy getting out as a AO1.


Your Name:  Harry Chilton

Years Aboard:  11/76 to 11/78

Rank:  SKCS

E-mail:  sharnhar@home.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Forbes Robertson

Years Aboard:  89-Decomm

Rank:  PM3/E-4

E-mail:  forbesrobertson@hotmail.com

Comments:  Had a blast onboard Prairie and made some really awesome friends. Write me if you remember me. Does anybody miss bug juice as much as I do?


Your Name:  Richard Prince

Years Aboard:  1953-1957

Rank:  SFP-2

E-mail:  rprincesr@neo.rr.com

Comments:  Served in the shipfitter shop.Those were memorable times. Made the world cruise after a short tour in the Persian gulf (Bahrain). Great site! I do remember 'useless' Laurence Ussery.


Your Name:  Alexander "Sandy" Bewkes

Years Aboard:  1965-1967

Rank:  QM/SM/BMSN

E-mail:  AVSS1@attbi.com

Comments:  new e-mail address


Your Name:  Bryan Davis

Years Aboard:  1988-90

Rank:  PN2

E-mail:  bryandavis24@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Paul E. McNall

Years Aboard:  Aug. '44- Jan. '46

Rank:  Elec. Mate 3rd

E-mail:  mc2pac@aol.com

Comments:  Ship's crew during crucial period repairing tin cans- Iwo Jima and Okinawa. 5, 6 or 7 tied up all the time. email to my son at this address. Will respond!


Your Name:  Tom Griffin

Years Aboard:  1985-87

Rank:  SM2

E-mail:  netterly@hotmail.com

Comments:  Donna, glad someone is making a website devoted to the Prairie. I had a great time onboard. I was lucky to have such a great group to work with too: Mike, Randy, Lara send me an email if you see this : )


Your Name:  Mike Gilmore

Years Aboard:  2

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  mdgcecesacto@msn.com

Comments:  I was in R-3 division in the rewind shop. I left the ship when she was in dry dock at Hunters Point in 1961.


Your Name:  Monte Talbot

Years Aboard:  '64 to '68

Rank:  MM2

E-mail:  montetalbot@hotmail.com

Comments:  I served in the fwrd engine room and as lead PO of 'A' gang. I have the silver (25 yrs) anniversary cruise book.


Your Name:  Richard A. Smith Sr.

Years Aboard:  1955-1958

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  retiredstars@earthlink.net

Comments:  Was in R-2 Division when the Prairie made her round the world cruise. Was at the service when she was taken out of commission. Helped to organize Reunion #8 and am looking for people interested in the up coming reunion.


Your Name:  EDDIE LYNN

Years Aboard:  3

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  candi649@hotmail.com

Comments:  started off in radio central, ended up in tty repair, made 2 westpac crews. drop me a line......


Your Name:  Hugh Shaw

Years Aboard:  1966 - 1970

Rank:  SFM2

E-mail:  hbshaw@icehouse.net

Comments:  Of my entire Navy career the years aboard Prairie were the finest.


Your Name:  Edward Wooten

Years Aboard:  1/44 - 12/45

Rank:  Came as LTjg, left as LT

E-mail:  edwu10@bellsouth.net

Comments:  Was junior of 2 officers in Electronics Shop. 3 of that group are still around and online. Was aboard last at 1991 reunion in San Diego.


Your Name:  Bruce Packman

Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  navymusician

Comments:  Donna: I expect great things on this site. Bruce(the HAT) Packman


Your Name:  Darrin Mccarty

Years Aboard:  3 88.89,90

Rank:  gsm3/gsm2

E-mail:  bigt8ter@aol.com

Comments:  had some really great time aboard her. served in r-2 division pumpshop boat engine shop, and gas turbine shop, miss all the old guy..spanky, forester, jerry wisnburger, wolf and can we forget...byer-coke and the squaw.


Your Name:  Tim Rainey

Years Aboard:  1981-1985

Rank:  HT-2

E-mail:  raineyt@msn.com

Comments:  Worked in the pipefitter shop with HT1 Sam Lahey..


Your Name:  David C. Rickard

Years Aboard:  7/75-9/78

Rank:  ET5-6(frocked)

E-mail:  drickard56@yahoo.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Lowell J. Smith

Years Aboard:  1956-1959

Rank:  ME3

E-mail:  slsmith@olypen.com

Comments:  I was in R-1 Division in the shipfitter shop. The world cruise was my first cruise.


Your Name:  Patrick MCkinney

Years Aboard:  86-91

Rank:  e-6

E-mail:  sailawy14@aol.com

Comments:  Hi, Great memries and a few bad ones.Would love to hear from old shipwrecks:-)


Your Name:  P.J. Blatchley

Years Aboard:  1982-1985

Rank:  DM3

E-mail:  peggy_blatchley@sweethome.k12.or.us

Comments:  


Your Name:  Mel Riiha

Years Aboard:  1946-1948

Rank:  MMR3

E-mail:  supsnp@aol.com

Comments:  USS Prarie was my first ship and at age 17 made great friends aboard. Remember many late night Heart games in the machine shop. Chief Rosa usually one of the players. Most time spent in Tsingtao China and Sasebo Japan.


Your Name:  Edward (Ed) Wooten

Years Aboard:  1944 - 1945

Rank:  LTjg, LT

E-mail:  edwu10@bellsouth.net

Comments:  I'd like to hear from anyone from 'my time' that I haven't heard from.


Your Name:  J.L.MORGAN

Years Aboard:  1949-1955

Rank:  EM1

E-mail:  morganjl@comcast.net

Comments:  Just changing my e-mail address


Your Name:  Tom Kenny

Years Aboard:  1962 - 1966

Rank:  IM3

E-mail:  kennyt@merck.com

Comments:  I am proud to say that I served aboard the USS Prairie AD15. The Prairie was my first, last and only ship. I finished Boot Camp at the Recruit Training Command San Diego, CA in December 1961. I joined Prairie at the navel repair facility at Hunters


Your Name:  lynn

Years Aboard:  1970-1971

Rank:  dental technician 3rd class

E-mail:  cindygran@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Robert "Spyder" Webb

Years Aboard:  '81-'85

Rank:  Fireman

E-mail:  shonti69@yahoo.com

Comments:  Would LOVE to hear from any of the gang!


Your Name:  Ross W. Anderson

Years Aboard:  1975-1979

Rank:  BM3-BMSN-BMSA-BMSR-SR depends on the week

E-mail:  mrAMVB@aol.com

Comments:  Hello all "old" Fellow Prairie Dogs!! Would love to make contact with any of my old shipmates from either deck, repair, or supply. I spent the greatest years of my life you folks and would love to say hello again.


Your Name:  Lee Berry

Years Aboard:  5

Rank:  GMMC

E-mail:  lower57@yahoo.com

Comments:  Glad this is finally comming about, there are a great bunch of people that gave a good part of there lives on board


Your Name:  Eric Litke

Years Aboard:  1987-1991

Rank:  ET2

E-mail:  ericlitke@hotmail.com

Comments:  worked in operations in Radio central, and 67A electronic repair.


Your Name:  Tom Janolis

Years Aboard:  1988-1990

Rank:  GMG2

E-mail:  tjano@gloryroad.net

Comments:  I really miss the days of the old "GUN Gang". We played hard and were great passengers. Thanks Snipes. One thing was for sure Secondary was never the same again.


Your Name:  Whetten, Dennis M.

Years Aboard:  1970-1974

Rank:  HM1

E-mail:  dkwet10@myfamilyexplorer.com

Comments:  The best Navy years were spent on the Prairie-picnic and smokers, and the various ports the Prairie visted while in WESTPAC.


Your Name:  manuel san roman

Years Aboard:  feb 1951 to sept 1954

Rank:  dc 2

E-mail:  manuelsanroman@msn.com

Comments:  it is great to see this websight,made many good friends during this period. had many good buddies in the carpenter shop


Your Name:  Dennis Bartholomew

Years Aboard:  1969

Rank:  MM2

E-mail:  

Comments:  


Your Name:  Johnson, Val G.

Years Aboard:  1964-67

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  

Comments:  


Your Name:  mike lenhardt

Years Aboard:  1970-71

Rank:  sf2

E-mail:  mechest@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Nick Cowell

Years Aboard:  3

Rank:  GM1

E-mail:  lakesidecowboy@yahoo.com

Comments:  I had an awesome time in WEPS! I'd do another 10 years on her if she were around.


Your Name:  Richard A. Smith

Years Aboard:  1955-1958

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  retiredstars@earthlink.net

Comments:  I am coordinating Reunion #9 for the Prairie. The reunion will be held starting October 6, 2002 in Laughlin, NV.. Anyone interested in attending the reunion or being added to the "snail mail" list please contact me.


Your Name:  Lauren McKenna

Years Aboard:  4

Rank:  E-6

E-mail:  LMCKENNA13@aol.com or Lalena11358@aol.com

Comments:  Wow...Am so thrilled and surprised that we are having a reunion. My only regret is that I will be doing my Medical Asst AAS clinicals this summer until end of Aug. My best times on board were with GMMC(SW/AW)Nick Cowell, Chief Lee Berry, SH3 Deborah Blue


Your Name:  Johnson, Val G.6

Years Aboard:  64-67

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  watchnwolf@hotmail

Comments:  I worked in the Main Mach. Shop and the Engraving Shop for a variety of Petty Officers. Enjoyed the experience. Did manage to meet Sam Magoo in Subic on quite a few occasions.


Your Name:  Carl Hups

Years Aboard:  31/2 years

Rank:  MM2

E-mail:  www.c2hups@aol.com

Comments:  Served aboard the Prairie from 1950 through 1954


Your Name:  Gary Lichtenstein

Years Aboard:  1983-1987

Rank:  ET1

E-mail:  lichy2@lvcm.com

Comments:  I had the greatest time on the Prairie. Does anyone remember the westpac and the mars station that I built? Feel free to e-mail me. I would love to talk to anyone that I served with.


Your Name:  Monte Talbot

Years Aboard:  '64 to '68

Rank:  MM2

E-mail:  

Comments:  Served in f'wd engine room and lead PO of 'A' Gang.


Your Name:  James Gregory White

Years Aboard:  1975-1979

Rank:  E3

E-mail:  

Comments:  


Your Name:  Steve Kuust

Years Aboard:  1973-74

Rank:  HT2

E-mail:  skuust@attbi.com

Comments:  I was in R1 Div. and enjoyed my time onboard and worked in the carpenter shop (made a lot of podiums and hatch covers). I even tried to cut my finger off on the tablesaw. Spent 3 weeks in the ANZUK Hospital in Singapore. I have the 1973 Cruise book.


Your Name:  Carl S. Christensen

Years Aboard:  4-58 to 8-60

Rank:  MME/P1

E-mail:  cchrismm3@comcast.net

Comments:  Looking back my days on the Prairie were some of my best. I spent my time in the machine doing pumps and valves. I'm looking forward to this upcoming reunion. Let me know who else is coming.


Your Name:  Michael Camburn

Years Aboard:  1990-1993

Rank:  IC3

E-mail:  mcamburn@modempool.com

Comments:  Chris,Kris,Anderson,Cotant,Paj,Rosey,Gomes, I couldnt think of a better group to grow up with


Your Name:  Criss Rickey

Years Aboard:  1980-1982

Rank:  EM3-R3 Division

E-mail:  Xplornt59@aol.com

Comments:  Hi all, looking for past mates that I have lost touch with through the years...has it been that long already?


Your Name:  Ralph R. Echtinaw

Years Aboard:  1979-82

Rank:  ET2

E-mail:  hoopmatch@nethawk.com

Comments:  I was only in the Navy long enough to have one ship. So the Prairie, such as she is, is all I have. I used to call it "the ugliest boat in the Navy." And so it was.


Your Name:  Wendell Goodwin

Years Aboard:  1967 - 1970

Rank:  DS2

E-mail:  windig0@earthlink.net

Comments:  First permanently assigned Data Systems Technician to serve on the Praire.


Your Name:  Jerry Rhodes

Years Aboard:  59-61

Rank:  EN3

E-mail:  rhodes@hiwaay.com

Comments:  Some of my fondest memories out of 20 years


Your Name:  Jim Champ

Years Aboard:  82-84

Rank:  EMFN

E-mail:  champ_jim@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Kurt Scholz

Years Aboard:  1980-82

Rank:  EM 3

E-mail:  scholzk701@comcast.net

Comments:  Had a great time in the R-3 Div with Rich Burns Bill Short, Jeff Travers, Eric Demaria


Your Name:  Ken Cowan

Years Aboard:  45-46

Rank:  S1/c

E-mail:  n3376c@aol.com

Comments:  Going to reunion in Oct. at Laughlin, Nv. See you all..


Your Name:  Brian Thomas

Years Aboard:  5

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  win2klanman@cox.net

Comments:  Vist hullnumber.com and check it out.


Your Name:  Reno L. Blackshire

Years Aboard:  1953-1954

Rank:  FN

E-mail:  sugarnana.com

Comments:  worked in the engine room


Your Name:  Bill Elliott

Years Aboard:  1983-1986

Rank:  IC2

E-mail:  billy.h.elliott@mail.sprint.com

Comments:  Worked in the IC room..Eng. Dept


Your Name:  KATHRINE HUBBS (KEEN)

Years Aboard:  1991-1993

Rank:  SK3

E-mail:  xsolitarycwgirlx@aol.com

Comments:  I HOPE TO HEAR FROM ANY SHIPMATES


Your Name:  Tom Diaz

Years Aboard:  1990-1992

Rank:  HM3

E-mail:  hm2-Thomas.diaz@cnet.navy.mil

Comments:  


Your Name:  Joseph Gonzales (Speedy)

Years Aboard:  1974-1978

Rank:  BT3

E-mail:  DLGTB951@NETSCAPE.COM

Comments:  Had friends in Foward and Aft Engine Rooms. Worked in Oilshack. Made 2 WEST-PAC Cruises. Best Time In My Life


Your Name:  duff

Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  duff@higgins.navy.mil

Comments:  my father Clyde Allen Duff was onboard in the 70's.


Your Name:  Daniel Durst

Years Aboard:  2/79 - 8/80

Rank:  TM3

E-mail:  pddurst@ncats.net

Comments:  I am looking for TM1 Willard Hopson or TM Santa Cruz. Any info would be great. Lot's of good times.


Your Name:  Tom Davis (Dave)

Years Aboard:  (9) Nine

Rank:  IMC

E-mail:  tadusnret@aol.com

Comments:  Made the world cruise and many others on board Prairie. Many great shipmates. Several of which I remain in contact with today.


Your Name:  Gene Wooliever

Years Aboard:  1948-49-50

Rank:  DTG2

E-mail:  genina@msn.com

Comments:  Best years of my life....


Your Name:  Lance Benson

Years Aboard:  1975-1977

Rank:  HM3

E-mail:  Nug8@msn.com

Comments:  Hello all, I got on board in Subic Bay on the last leg of the West-Pac tour of 1975. Hope to hear from someone I know


Your Name:  Tom"dogbreath"Lyons

Years Aboard:  65/66

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  suboba@aol.com

Comments:  hachacha!wild times on prairie? ohhh..yeah! Pratas Reef..Frank Knox on the Rocks".You swabjockeys in radio div..how bout it? Walsh,holbrook,miller,lovell,Smith. and fred stiener! lets partayyy!! actually everyone on board were a great crew.


Your Name:  Daniel Hollis

Years Aboard:  4

Rank:  DS1

E-mail:  katdude@alumni.saintleo.edu

Comments:  I served in the Supply Department working on the Data Processing computer. I enjoyed both cruises and met a lot of interesting people. Hope to make it to the reunion.


Your Name:  Mike Drouin

Years Aboard:  1959-1962

Rank:  ET2 / R-4 Div

E-mail:  Mdrouin@prodigy.com

Comments:  She was a good ship with a great crew. We also survived the collision outside Tokyo Bay in 1960.


Your Name:  Hilton L. Dunaway Sr.

Years Aboard:  1948-1952

Rank:  Seaman

E-mail:  susnyng@telepak.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Jeffrey L. Fema

Years Aboard:  5yrs 4mths 2days

Rank:  TM1/TM2

E-mail:  Swabjockey57@yahoo.com

Comments:  Besides the fact that I really miss the folks in Weps, I wonder if any of the divers remember when I knocked a flare pistol over the side? I'm sure Mr. henry remembers!


Your Name:  Mark Oldham

Years Aboard:  1979--1980

Rank:  BMSN

E-mail:  obravozulu@aol.com

Comments:  Two Words -- HOLY STONE


Your Name:  GEORGE DI RUZZA

Years Aboard:  '50 - 51

Rank:  IM-3

E-mail:  LTISCHLEDER@AOL.COM

Comments:  I am the sister of George Di Ruzza. He would love to hear from shipmates. Wants to know about Chief Petty Officer Tornay (Terrible Turk),IM Bob Moran, originally from San Diego or Bob Swaggert who was originally from Ohio. Anyone who remembers him can con


Your Name:  Russell C Goodwin, Jr PC1

Years Aboard:  1990 1991

Rank:  PC1

E-mail:  Rgood1209@aol.com

Comments:  Loved my time on the Prairie. If any of you remember be would love to hear from you. Russ


Your Name:  HERBERT L MAKER JR

Years Aboard:  1942-46 MY DAD

Rank:  Boatswain'smate Second

E-mail:  MOTORNUT1965@AOL.COM

Comments:  I AM LOOKING FOR MY DADS BUDDYS, HE SERVED ON THIS SHIP IN WW2 DURING THE YEARS 1942-46-Boatswain'smate Second,HE WAS FROM CLARK ISLAND, ME. PLEASE IF YOU KNEW HIM PLEASE WRITE TO ME.


Your Name:  al wilson

Years Aboard:  1957-1960

Rank:  sn

E-mail:  alw327@aol.com

Comments:  great ship experience i will never forget. looking for cruise books 1957--1960.


Your Name:  Kevin Shafer

Years Aboard:  9/81 thru5/54

Rank:  HT1(SW)

E-mail:  k.w.shafer@worldnet.att.net

Comments:  The best ship of my Navy carreer. I retired in 1995 as HTCS(SW) with 24 years served.


Your Name:  John MacBride

Years Aboard:  2 1964-1965

Rank:  LI-2

E-mail:  bagpiper77@aol.com

Comments:  Felt I was shanghaied onto the Prairie off the Providence, but served with some great guys, and had some great times. Remember Chief Negovan, and George Erb as running mates.


Your Name:  al wilson

Years Aboard:  1957 to 1960

Rank:  sn

E-mail:  alw327@aol.com

Comments:  boat coxswain-boxing team-sail shop--on board at time of collision west pak cruise..have pictures etc. great time on a great ship.. e.f. johnson-rocky saliccalie-herbert pugh-j.d. wilson. to name a few. 541-779-8474. HAPPY SAILING.


Your Name:  T. Ray Newman

Years Aboard:  1972-19777

Rank:  OM 2 (E-5)

E-mail:  trayn@hotmaol.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  J R WILLIAMS

Years Aboard:  1957-1960

Rank:  BMSN

E-mail:  vwilliams@kans.com

Comments:  DUTIES- BOAT COCSWAIN, SIDE CLEANING, MIKE BOAT MILK RUN, KNOWN AS "WILLY"


Your Name:  George E. Briggs

Years Aboard:  Part of 1946

Rank:  RM-3C

E-mail:  geobriggs@juno.com

Comments:  Great Old Ship


Your Name:  Dwight "Pep" Peppard

Years Aboard:  1951-1953

Rank:  TM2

E-mail:  (none)

Comments:  Former shipmates can write to Pep at Box 6, Coldwater, KS 67029


Your Name:  gene mars

Years Aboard:  3

Rank:  em2

E-mail:  

Comments:  prairie sailors were known as cheep skapes


Your Name:  Cindy Thebaud

Years Aboard:  87-89

Rank:  CDR

E-mail:  fierromr@msn.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Ralph Wilson

Years Aboard:  1973-1974

Rank:  Bm.SM

E-mail:  lew19@pacbell.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Abel Cruz

Years Aboard:  69 - 72

Rank:  FN, YNSN, YN3

E-mail:  acruz106@comcast.net

Comments:  Started my navy career aboard the USS Prairie. Served in the hole as an FN, then Log Room Yeoman and Repair Office Yeoman.


Your Name:  Lauren McKenna

Years Aboard:  4

Rank:  SH1 E-6

E-mail:  SwtNSassy581@yahoo.com

Comments:  Hi everyone...I wish I could be there at the reunion but will be doing my medical assisting clinicals at the time (just received my 2d AAS degree in that field --first one was last june as a Health unit coordinator....doing well and hope everyone else is


Your Name:  Angela Griffith

Years Aboard:  1988-1992

Rank:  DK3

E-mail:  brneyes357@hotmail.com

Comments:  West Pac '90 was the BOMB! Partying with the DT Ryan and QM Lott was off the Chain.


Your Name:  Angela Ryan

Years Aboard:  88-92

Rank:  DN

E-mail:  Ryan211065@aol.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  GARY LICHTENSTEIN

Years Aboard:  1984-1987

Rank:  ET1

E-mail:  lichy2@lvcm.com

Comments:  hi to all the old shipmates. does anyone remember the mars station that we used to call home with during our westpac. nowadays we have sattelite phones onboard. the times have changed. e-mail me if you remember. take care, gary


Your Name:  Evelyn Barnes (Fucles)

Years Aboard:  2.5

Rank:  SK2

E-mail:  barrywhite75@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Jacqueline Levett

Years Aboard:  1986 - 1988

Rank:  HT3

E-mail:  jackieklevett@hotmail.com

Comments:  I had good times and great memories on this old ship. I would love to hear from any of my old shipmates!!!


Your Name:  Robert Beck

Years Aboard:  82-85

Rank:  Btfn

E-mail:  xltdetector@yahoo.com

Comments:  Served in boiler shop,r-2 div.Had some great times,grew up and met some great people


Your Name:  Alisa Wilhite

Years Aboard:  91-93

Rank:  SN

E-mail:  nethappy@gte.net

Comments:  Just checkin' in.


Your Name:  al wilson

Which Years Aboard:  1957--1960

Rank:  sn

E-mail:  alw327@aol.com

Comments:  looking for old shipmates


Your Name:  Jonathan Pajeaud

Which Years Aboard:  1987-1991

Rank:  IC3

E-mail:  JPajeaud@aol.com

Comments:  Made some life long friends aboard the Prairie, contact me if you remember me, IC3 Pajeaud....IC Shop Engineering


Your Name:  Steven Flowers

Which Years Aboard:  1987-1990

Rank:  BT3

E-mail:  flowers7898@yahoo.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Larry Payne

Which Years Aboard:  1964

Rank:  HM3

E-mail:  LPayne1@kc.rr.com

Comments:  Came aboard in Yakoska, Japan and rode her back to San Diego via Hong Kong. While in SD got orders to the UUS Buchanan, DDG-14 and went right back to the Pacific and the Gulf of Tonken following the incident with the UUS Turner and the USS Madox.


Your Name:  Lorraine "Gina" Moore

Which Years Aboard:  1988-1993

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  LJMCDW@AOL.COM

Comments:  I went by the name of Gina Moore


Your Name:  Mary Gillan-Charity

Which Years Aboard:  1989-1993

Rank:  MM3

E-mail:  Fuz28peach@aol.com

Comments:  Hello Everyone. I enjoy our tour together. Those were the Days and I miss all my friends.


Your Name:  Marquita Taylor

Which Years Aboard:  1990-1992

Rank:  SN

E-mail:  sassyk90@hotmail.com

Comments:  Being on the Prairie was a very challenging experience. Met a lot of interesting people. Had a lot of fun. Miss all my friends and hope everyone is doing good.


Your Name:  Russell Buono

Which Years Aboard:  1984-1988

Rank:  BM-3

E-mail:  rusty039@hotmail.com

Comments:  worked in the canvas shop, took home a lot of great memories


Your Name:  Robert F. Breton

Which Years Aboard:  1950-53

Rank:  FN1

E-mail:  HPMUSTANG1@aol.com

Comments:  Served duty in shipfitter shop. Chief Nygaard ran the shop. Our Skipper was Captain Price. Welcome any contacts with crew serving then.


Your Name:  Al Howard

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1992

Rank:  SK2-SKC

E-mail:  ahhow@msn.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Marva Hart

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  smarvalus@hotmail.com

Comments:  Hello to everyone I served with. My tour on the Prairie was one never to be forgotten. "The Good Old Days", I had alot of fun! Don't hesitate to say hello, would love to hear from you all. SMILE Take Care


Your Name:  L.A. Hull Technician

Which Years Aboard:  1980s

Rank:  

E-mail:  

Comments:  Visit in about six months www.geocities.com/uss_prairie You have an excellent site!


Your Name:  Davidson, Mike

Which Years Aboard:  1988-1989

Rank:  Lcdr

E-mail:  dosintn2@aol.com

Comments:  Living in Memphis, Tn


Your Name:  Kerry A. Kelly

Which Years Aboard:  88-91

Rank:  ML3

E-mail:  kerryakelly@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Randi Breese

Which Years Aboard:  91-93

Rank:  OSSN

E-mail:  rbreese@neo.rr.com

Comments:  I am especially looking for Anne Lindemann, but would be glad to hear from anyone. I didn't really like it when I was there, but now I miss it.


Your Name:  Dave Hall

Which Years Aboard:  N/A

Rank:  Major

E-mail:  dhall058@aol.com

Comments:  Ahoy, Webmistress Donna...a 4.0 job with this site!


Your Name:  scott williams

Which Years Aboard:  87-89

Rank:  btfn

E-mail:  walnut69_99@yahoo.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Roberta E. Jeter

Which Years Aboard:  March 1991- April 1993 decom

Rank:  Dental tec/ E-3

E-mail:  Rjet4711@aol.com

Comments:  Had a great time on the ship. Saw alot of places,glad I did it,but wouldn't want to do it again...............


Your Name:  Beth Constantine

Which Years Aboard:  85-90

Rank:  MR3

E-mail:  bdconsta@hotmail.com

Comments:  I worked in the Tech Library and various other places in the Repair Dept. I would love to hear from anyone who was onboard at that time. Beth


Your Name:  Joetta Kato

Which Years Aboard:  1988 - 1991

Rank:  E-5 MR2

E-mail:  jkkato@aol.com

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Your Name:  david wolken

Which Years Aboard:  90-decom

Rank:  dc3

E-mail:  agdw97@hotmail.com

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Your Name:  Julie March

Which Years Aboard:  89-92

Rank:  FN

E-mail:  julielmarch@aol.com

Comments:  I have a lot of memories and friends that I still keep in contact with. Would like to hear from more friends.


Your Name:  Bill Lake

Which Years Aboard:  1983-1984

Rank:  LT

E-mail:  bglake611@hotmail.com

Comments:  Is there anyone from Deck dept out there?


Your Name:  Angela Perry (Dennard)

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  Angieperry1@aol.com

Comments:  Hello to all, waiting to hear from you.


Your Name:  Lorrie Fickas (Lilikes)

Which Years Aboard:  1990-1993 (?)

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  Lorrief@pfchangs.com

Comments:  Hey Shipmates! Love to hear from ya all! If anybody has heard from Jose Sanchez or Brian Rickets-please let them know I said Hi. Thanks and have a great day :)


Your Name:  fernando wright

Which Years Aboard:  1988 / 1992

Rank:  bm3

E-mail:  fernandowright.earthlink.net

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Your Name:  Bob (Duke) Duchesneau

Which Years Aboard:  8/51 - 1/55

Rank:  FP2

E-mail:  dbob@execpc.com

Comments:  Served in 5th Div pipeshop. Was looking for shipmates. H.G.Smith; Robert Pomeroy; Richard (Red) Thompson; Roy Soper; and any other shipmates of our era.


Your Name:  Shawn Carey

Which Years Aboard:  79-81

Rank:  HT

E-mail:  stcwalleye@yahoo.com

Comments:  Worked in the pipe shop under HTC forman&HT1 Leahy. E-mail me and let me know how you are


Your Name:  LEE PERKINS (MY DAD)

Which Years Aboard:  KOREAN WAR YRS.?

Rank:  NOT SURE

E-mail:  PMLP1129@AOL.COM

Comments:  ENJOY LISTENING TO HIM TALK ABOUT THE SHIP. HE IS VERY FOND OF THE VESSEL.


Your Name:  Kris Huntley

Which Years Aboard:  1988-1992

Rank:  E4 / IC3

E-mail:  krissyhines2001@yahoo.com

Comments:  I would love to hear from you Prairie dogs!!


Your Name:  John Thompson

Which Years Aboard:  1990 to DECOM

Rank:  GMG3

E-mail:  JTNUMBERONE@AOL.COM

Comments:  Many, many great times on the Prairie. I met alot of freinds. Look at us.....Years later and we still comunicate with each other.


Your Name:  Liz Miller

Which Years Aboard:  88-92

Rank:  OS3

E-mail:  lizmiller_23@yahoo.com

Comments:  Back then my last name was Hamilton. I had a lot of fun hanging with my friends! I miss all of you! Gina Moore, Sandra, Val, Cindy, UJ, Dina and my boy ESPY!!!


Your Name:  .Bednarz (Ashcraft), Lara

Which Years Aboard:  1991-decom

Rank:  SHSN

E-mail:  itsmybook@yahoo.com

Comments:  The Prairie was the greatest. I miss the ship, the people and my old friends. I hope that you all are doing well. SH3 M. Vazquez if you see this e-mail me..I'll blend you a daqueri..I still have a nice blender.


Your Name:  Thomas Bradler

Which Years Aboard:  1962-1966

Rank:  ICPO3

E-mail:  reldarb@coinet.com

Comments:  I boarded the "Prairie" in Yokosuka Japan 1962 after graduating from IC"A" school in San Diego. I was assigned to "The Gyro Shop" in the Repair Dept my whole tour. I was discharged from the Navy while "The Prairie" was in Long Beach Naval Shipyard in 1966


Your Name:  floyd cox

Which Years Aboard:  3/89-3/93

Rank:  bt 3

E-mail:  gober47462@yahoo.com

Comments:  give a shout to my people in mp 1


Your Name:  Herbert W. Barber III

Which Years Aboard:  88-91

Rank:  QM3

E-mail:  tahneesdaddy@hotmail.com

Comments:  to all my friends and shipmates. I would love to hear from you, especially you fellow nav dept personell. Hahnah, mechi, gary, randy, angie, tanya, and my IM and deck buddies as well hope to hear from y'all soon.


Your Name:  Edward Sumey

Which Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  david@evergreeninc.org

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Your Name:  Curtis D. Williams

Which Years Aboard:  1988 - 1993

Rank:  E4

E-mail:  curtis_Williams_us@yahoo.com

Comments:  Hello to all shipmates. It's wonderfull to have this site, please contact me and say hello.


Your Name:  Jeffrey L. Fema

Which Years Aboard:  Jan'85-Jun'91

Rank:  

E-mail:  

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Your Name:  Jim Gibson

Which Years Aboard:  1967-1971

Rank:  MM/3

E-mail:  

Comments:  Lot of good MEMORIES


Your Name:  Robin Evans

Which Years Aboard:  1990-decom

Rank:  MS2

E-mail:  Evans.RS@PG.com

Comments:  It's me again. Thought I'd check in to see who else has visited the site. I know there are more Prairie Dawgs out there!!! Take care. Do you guys remember Thailand 1990!!!! Spears, Pajeaud, Lucas. I know you guys are out there!


Your Name:  Dave Belknap

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  dolphinfan33ny@aol.com

Comments:  alot of fond memories and good times.


Your Name:  Lewis S Suffern

Which Years Aboard:  1950's

Rank:  MR-1

E-mail:  

Comments:  I am singing in for my father (Lewis S Suffern)My name is Daniel and I can be reached at danielsuffern2001@yahoo.com If you knew my father or considered him a friend. I lost him to a heart attack in Jan. of 2001. I am trying to find a way to get a flag fl


Your Name:  Tony Rife

Which Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  kmrife@charter.net

Comments:  My dad served aboard in the 70's.CWO3 NEAL Rife,Iwas aboard ship when it got to port.I love the wed site keep up the good work. I will visit all the ship sites my dad was on.


Your Name:  Ken Cowan

Which Years Aboard:  '45-'46

Rank:  Seaman

E-mail:  n3376c@aol.com

Comments:  Haven't found too many that were on the ship in the '40s, wonder where they all went? By the way there is a USS Prairie reunion in Laughlin, Nv. Oct.6-10 2002 anyone interested call Richard A. Smith at 626-444-0686 the more the merrier.


Your Name:  CHRIS NEWMAN

Which Years Aboard:  1988-1989

Rank:  E3

E-mail:  THEASSTINK@YAHOO.COM

Comments:  NEVER FORGET THE EXPERIENCE


Your Name:  Michael Nash

Which Years Aboard:  1979 West-Pac

Rank:  SN

E-mail:  mdnash777@msn.com

Comments:  This is a very cool site. I did'nt know I was so attached to my old ship. As I am looking through these pages, I thought of ship mates and the times we had. :) I can honestly say that I am proud that I served my country on the USS Prairie AD-15 God Bless


Your Name:  Mike Hahnert

Which Years Aboard:  1986-1987

Rank:  Qm1

E-mail:  basco912@yahoo.com

Comments:  I was on her in Long Beach Ca.


Your Name:  Beth Collins Calugaru

Which Years Aboard:  1982-1986

Rank:  BM2

E-mail:  run4fun644@aol.com

Comments:  Spent all four years in Deck Dept.-have a lot of good memories,would love to hear from shipmates. Look us up if your ever in Bakersfield,CA.


Your Name:  Joe Calugaru

Which Years Aboard:  1981-1985

Rank:  FN

E-mail:  jccalugaru@aol.com

Comments:  My wife made me sign this book.She outranked me.


Your Name:  Evelyn (Fucles) Barnes

Which Years Aboard:  1987-1990

Rank:  SK3/2

E-mail:  barrywhite75@hotmail.com

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Your Name:  Laura Beier

Which Years Aboard:  86-89

Rank:  MM3

E-mail:  lbandj@erie.net

Comments:  Donna, super site! Hello to everyone who may know me during the A-gang and evaps days. Some may remember me as Beier-Coke (call that a learning experience) I got it right this time. --Laura Will


Your Name:  Jim Kissling

Which Years Aboard:  1965-1969

Rank:  MM2DV

E-mail:  jfkissling@juno.com

Comments:  Served as a diver and went to west-pac in 1965 and 1967. Head diver changed from Romain to Wroboluski, Meyers, then my self. Fellow divers were Carter, Loyal, Nasset,Kenedy, and others.


Your Name:  Gene R. Flamm

Which Years Aboard:  1986-1987

Rank:  BM4

E-mail:  flamm@marktwain.net

Comments:  the prairie was a wonderful place to build memories. Some good--some bad.If you remember me, drop a line. I am now a paramedic, with my second wife and a perfect total of four children(2 girls and 2 boys)


Your Name:  Jerry Ballard

Which Years Aboard:  Nov 1984-Feb 1990

Rank:  SH1(sw)Ret

E-mail:  jerryballardcomputertech@attbi.com

Comments:  ATTENTION ALL FORMER PRAIRIE CREW MEMBERS!! Hi ! Served from: Nov 84-Feb 90 and am a former Crew Member who worked as an SH in the Retail Store and then transfered to the Photo Lab. I am looking for buddies who remember me! Now living in Tulare, CA E-mai


Your Name:  Keith Tyler

Which Years Aboard:  Aug. 71-- Sept. 74

Rank:  IM3

E-mail:  tylershack@aol.com

Comments:  Had some good times on the PRAIRIE,did two WESTPACS,never thought I would do that much traveling. Worked in clock repair shop & MIRCS lab.


Your Name:  Paul Toy

Which Years Aboard:  1944-46

Rank:  BM3

E-mail:  st777nm@aol.com

Comments:  I am interested in finding any shipmates who remember my father who is not on the internet. He was a BM in Division 1. My father is especially interested in knowing if anyone remembers any of the Master at Arms' names during this period.


Your Name:  Joe D. Ellison

Which Years Aboard:  1967-1970

Rank:  BT2

E-mail:  bonjoe@ccis.com

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Your Name:  JEFF KENDLE

Which Years Aboard:  1971 TO 1972

Rank:  EN 3

E-mail:  john5016@charter.net

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Your Name:  Ken Nelson

Which Years Aboard:  1990-Decom

Rank:  DS(SW)2

E-mail:  knelson7@csc.com

Comments:  What a wounderful time. She was hard to keep going, but with a hell of a crew and a lot of luck we did it. Some of the best times of my life.


Your Name:  Ross A Ringerwole

Which Years Aboard:  1976-1978

Rank:  ETN3

E-mail:  rringerw@steelcase.com

Comments:  Worked in R-4 Division, electronics calibration lab.


Your Name:  Matthew Robinson

Which Years Aboard:  1987-1990

Rank:  E-3 to E-5

E-mail:  mjrkx250@yahoo.com

Comments:  M.I.R.C.S. Lab, you never know whats going on, just open the first hatch slow enough for us to hide the evidence.


Your Name:  Kurt Cook

Which Years Aboard:  1981-1984

Rank:  e3

E-mail:  ankhneferre@aol.com

Comments:  machinist mate fireman... M and R2 divions


Your Name:  Joe H.Sullivan

Which Years Aboard:  1948-1949

Rank:  HTC USN Retired

E-mail:  josulyvan@aol.com

Comments:  I came aboard straight out of boot camp in San Diego in 1948.Was transfered to the Piedmont in 1949. Sure hated to hear they sold her for scrap .She was one fine ship.


Your Name:  Al Vitse

Which Years Aboard:  1976-1979

Rank:  HT3

E-mail:  bigal435@aol.com

Comments:  I would love to hear from anybody. Jim Wallace, are you out there somewhere?


Your Name:  Carl S. Christensen

Which Years Aboard:  April 58 to August 60 R-2 Div.

Rank:  MM3-P1

E-mail:  9x69@comcast.net

Comments:  I will be hosting a Reunion October 2003 in Iselin, NJ. Keep your eye out open for further info. All are welcome. Many have said that I will not know anyone. Forget that we are one big Family. Hope to hear from all of you.


Your Name:  Lee O Givens

Which Years Aboard:  1942-1945

Rank:  Radarman 2nd Class

E-mail:  Prairiegob

Comments:  Good Years of my Life.


Your Name:  Gloria Politano

Which Years Aboard:  1990-1993

Rank:  E3

E-mail:  myglo99@yahoo.com

Comments:  WEST PAC '90 was the best. I have great memories of my time onboard. I miss lots of people, and then some I don't miss at all...


Your Name:  CHERYL EWTON

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  E4/YN3

E-mail:  CAS1127TN@AOL.COM

Comments:  I had the most wonderful tour on the USS Prairie. Certainly, memories and friends I shall never forget.


Your Name:  Joe Phillips

Which Years Aboard:  1970-71

Rank:  EM2

E-mail:  joeyph@ptd.net

Comments:  I know other people and they told me about this.I made a Westpac on the Prairie and was transfered in 1971.


Your Name:  Don Born

Which Years Aboard:  1967-1968

Rank:  PN3

E-mail:  dbornfree@aol.com

Comments:  I was Prairieman of the month for September 1968. I was Reenlistment and discharge personnelman .


Your Name:  Eldon Slaughter

Which Years Aboard:  1970 - 74

Rank:  Em2

E-mail:  Eldon.Slaughter@target.com

Comments:  Part of E division, Lighting shop, ships company


Your Name:  Mike Hahnert

Which Years Aboard:  1987-1988

Rank:  Qm1

E-mail:  basco912@yahoo.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Robert Breton

Which Years Aboard:  1951-53

Rank:  FN

E-mail:  HPMUSTANG!@aol.com

Comments:  recently attended reunion in Laughlin. Would like contact with recent attendees.


Your Name:  Paul E. Manning

Which Years Aboard:  1973-1977

Rank:  DP-3

E-mail:  DP3@VAXDragon.com

Comments:  Great Ship, Great Friend, and remember if you can get along side we can rebuild fit, resupply, and provide the newest Movie Reels..... Can DO!!!!!!!!!!


Your Name:  Lee E Reynolds Jr (Son)

Which Years Aboard:  Father 49-53

Rank:  Metal Smith First (father)

E-mail:  Camaross396

Comments:  Decorated LtCol USMCR. Son of Metal Smith First Lee E Reynolds Sr. Dad passed in 98 and served aboard from 49-53. Looking for copy of A Metal Smith rate badge for Metal smith and/or USS Prairie Badge in order to make something memorial for my father. Woul


Your Name:  Clemmie Mathis

Which Years Aboard:  1987 -1989

Rank:  DK3

E-mail:  cmathis@columbus.rr.com

Comments:  I joined the ship in the longbeach yard in late 1987, made a west pack and left to attend B.O.O.S.T. in 1989


Your Name:  Mari Farmer

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1989

Rank:  MR2

E-mail:  marithepea@yahoo.com

Comments:  Those were the days!


Your Name:  WIL MELENDEZ

Which Years Aboard:  83-90

Rank:  IM2

E-mail:  LMELENDEZ@BAK.RR.COM

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Your Name:  carl Irby

Which Years Aboard:  1986-1988

Rank:  ETSN

E-mail:  cirby@earthlink.net

Comments:  have a lot of good memories of the guys and gals I served with if anyone remembers me feel free to email me.


Your Name:  Keith Tyler

Which Years Aboard:  Aug.71-Sept.74

Rank:  IM-3

E-mail:  tylershack@aol.com

Comments:  Was lucky enough to do 2 WestPac cruises,and become a Shellback on Sept.13,1971. All that grease and garbage will not be forgotten!!


Your Name:  Mike McKinney

Which Years Aboard:  '73 to '77

Rank:  IM3

E-mail:  Mckinney.Mike@attbi.com

Comments:  Will never forget the 75 WestPac. Would like to find any of the guys that studied Karate with me.


Your Name:  m betonney

Which Years Aboard:  same

Rank:  mm3 not mm1 oops

E-mail:  same

Comments:  please note that rank line is mm3 not mm1 MY MISTAKE DONT FORGET I COULDNT FIXIT WITH THE SIGN IN


Your Name:  Maria "MOM" Betonney

Which Years Aboard:  1986 - 1990

Rank:  MM1

E-mail:  ThreeshirtsRia63@aol.com

Comments:  Every expirence I had aboard the Prairie was exciting. I would like to get in touch with my Old friends once again; My Jerryson, Timmyson, Rayboson, and all my seestors. You know who you are.


Your Name:  DAVE KNIGHT

Which Years Aboard:  1956 TO 1958

Rank:  IM3

E-mail:  dknight3@cox.net

Comments:  I MADE THE WORLD CRUISE ON THIS WONDERFUL OLD TUB. MADE SHELBACK IN TH INDIAN OCEAN ON THE WAY TO CAPE TOWN, AFTER SERVING IN THE PERSIAN GULF, AFTER STARTING A SCHEDULED WESTPAC CRUISE. THIS THE RESULT OF THE SUEZ CRISIS. THE SKIPPER WAS CAPTAIN SUGERMAN


Your Name:  ALBERT ROSALES

Which Years Aboard:  1984-1988

Rank:  BMC

E-mail:  ALEEBAY@AOL.COM

Comments:  HELLO FELLOW SHIPMATE... I JUST HAD MY RETIREMENT CEREMONY OCT 04,2002 COMPLETING MY 26 YEARS... JUST GLAD TO KNOW WE HAVE A WEBSITE... GOOD JOB


Your Name:  DAVID WOLKEN

Which Years Aboard:  90-decom

Rank:  DC3

E-mail:  agdw97@yahoo.com

Comments:  hey i would love to hear from my fellow dc's or ht's


Your Name:  marvin fleming

Which Years Aboard:  1961-1963

Rank:  LI3

E-mail:  barbmaru1@msn.com

Comments:  I WAS A PRINTER , LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES, KING AND PRICE


Your Name:  Karen Vail

Which Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  karen.vail@cinergy.com

Comments:  My father Larry Vail was on this ship when he was enlisted. I dont know the years though. Where is this ship now? I would love to contact some of his buddies!!!


Your Name:  Bill Hanzel

Which Years Aboard:  1975 - 1978

Rank:  ET1

E-mail:  hanzelb@msn.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Nolan, Michael L.

Which Years Aboard:  1981 - 1986

Rank:  E-5 / IM2

E-mail:  mnolan451@comcast.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Donald Brossard

Which Years Aboard:  1967-1970

Rank:  EM3

E-mail:  

Comments:  Lots of good memories and good friends. Worked in the rewind shop in R-3 division


Your Name:  April Romska

Which Years Aboard:  '89-'91

Rank:  FN

E-mail:  lynx@cox-internet.com

Comments:  To the entire Logroom Crew, damn I miss you guys! Drop me a line, that goes for you pipeshop boys as well, I'd love to catch up with anyone who remembers me. Good times and great friends should never be forgotten!


Your Name:  Robert Webb

Which Years Aboard:  81-85

Rank:  E-3

E-mail:  shonti69@yahoo.com

Comments:  Unfortunately, I come bearing sad tidings. Kathleen McGrath, who reported aboard in 1983, has passed away. She became the first Female officer to command a combat command in the US Navy, aboard USS Jarrett (FFG 33). The story can be found here: http://www


Your Name:  Larry F. Tharp

Which Years Aboard:  1961-1964

Rank:  mr3

E-mail:  cirtrider@aol.com

Comments:  would like to hear from any shipmates seriving when i did aboard prairie


Your Name:  Anita Evans (Janolis)

Which Years Aboard:  1987-89

Rank:  E3

E-mail:  haven@gloryroad.net

Comments:  Had a blast. Any old friends lurking out there email me!


Your Name:  Harold Scherler

Which Years Aboard:  1965-1967

Rank:  3rd Class Torpedoman

E-mail:  haroldscherler@sprintmail.com

Comments:  Served on the USS Prairie from 1965-1967 as 3rd class Torpedoman. Worked in the Torpedo shop with some of the best friends I made in the Navy.


Your Name:  Steve Ledesma

Which Years Aboard:  

Rank:  

E-mail:  spled113@aol.com

Comments:  I am looking for information on my Father-in-Law, William(Bill) E. Jones. I believe he served on board in 1943. I have a plankowner wheel from the USS Prairie, dated 1943. Would appreciate any info I can get about it and him for his grandchildren. Thank y


Your Name:  Jeff D'Alessandro

Which Years Aboard:  84-87

Rank:  AE2DFV (Diver)

E-mail:  marinesurveyor1@hotmail

Comments:  Graet site. Dave Pate sign in yet I have trying to find him for about a years now. Any off the divers? Eatmon, Campbell, Shaidle, Bianchini?


Your Name:  Richard Adams

Which Years Aboard:  1966-1969

Rank:  BT-2

E-mail:  happyvalley_co2@yahoo.com

Comments:  Made two westpac tours


Your Name:  Tom Allen

Which Years Aboard:  65 -67

Rank:  EN 3

E-mail:  tjallen99@msn.com

Comments:  worked in the boatshop and captn gig. did knox on the rocks and survived Prairies First. Remember? the fuel transfer and personel transfer during the typhoon out of HK? My buddy Carl Goodfellow was killed in V N in 68


Your Name:  Geoge L. Williams

Which Years Aboard:  February 1956 to March 1957

Rank:  Third Class Petty Officer Boiler Tender

E-mail:  luluw@mymailstation.com

Comments:  Have had no contact with anyone since serving on the USS Prairie A.D.15.If youy know me please contact at the e-mail address above


Your Name:  LEO Bud HELSPER

Which Years Aboard:  1951 THRU 1954

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  leohelsper@attbi.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  LEO Bud HELSPER

Which Years Aboard:  1951 THRU 1954

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  

Comments:  


Your Name:  Denise Mecham

Which Years Aboard:  1988-1990

Rank:  BM3

E-mail:  dpatterson111@comcast.net

Comments:  Started out in 1st div, sorry i cant remember any names,,amber yorek? was one, god we had some good time in that div. then i later worked in the canvas shop.


Your Name:  pickett norman

Which Years Aboard:  1952 1954

Rank:  sn

E-mail:  npickett@usa.com

Comments:  i served on the prairie 1952 thu 1954 I am looking for morris mobley if you know of him e mail me tkahk you


Your Name:  Juli (Ellis) Burke

Which Years Aboard:  1992-1993

Rank:  BMSN

E-mail:  juliandsean@hotmail.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  Dean Basco

Which Years Aboard:  1986 - 1989

Rank:  HMCS(FMF/SW)

E-mail:  Dean.Basco@tricore.org

Comments:  Would like to hear from any old shipmates during my tour onboard the Oldest and Best, especially fellow Medical Dept. crew


Your Name:  Deborah Federspiel

Which Years Aboard:  82-86

Rank:  HT3

E-mail:  Federweed@Yahoo.com

Comments:  Happy New Year!! 2003! Think back on 82-86 with fondness!! Hope you are all well! And wish every one the best! Would love to hear from you all!!!


Your Name:  Brad Hunt

Which Years Aboard:  74-79

Rank:  DS2

E-mail:  bghunt@sdcoe.k12.ca.us

Comments:  Some of the greatest times in my life were spent here


Your Name:  jillian dolan

Which Years Aboard:  1981-1984

Rank:  qm2

E-mail:  

Comments:  im sorry that i didnt kiss jeff nance at fourth street junction when i had the chance.it haunts me to this day ,what might have bee


Your Name:  Peggy Raveling

Which Years Aboard:  1944-46

Rank:  

E-mail:  raveling@nrc-neighbor.org

Comments:  My father is Don Weese and was an encoder during these years. Would love to hear from others serving at that time.Here comes the water


Your Name:  Richard Knofsky

Which Years Aboard:  83 - 86

Rank:  IC2 (E-Div)

E-mail:  fourskis@attbi.com

Comments:  One WESPAC and a lot of overhauls to the Telephone, CCTV and Gyro systems. Great time aboard and would like to hear from anyone during those years.


Your Name:  Scott Huntinghouse

Which Years Aboard:  90-92

Rank:  MMC

E-mail:  scott.huntinghouse@ps.ge.com

Comments:  Glad to see this website! Has alot more info than Classmates.com Hope this finds all my friends happy and healthy. I had a blast those 2 years, and I will never forget them!!! E-mail me when you get a chance.


Your Name:  Dennis Lanpher

Which Years Aboard:  1972 to 1975

Rank:  MMFN

E-mail:  Smokepole12ga@aol.com

Comments:  I was on the U.S.S. Prairie from 9-72 to 6-75 and work in R-2 div. Valve shop. Lookig for other that work in there also


Your Name:  Gary Rahn

Which Years Aboard:  1964-1966

Rank:  CS3

E-mail:  bifflady1@aol.com

Comments:  This is my Wifes e-mail addres as I dont have one yet of myself.Sorry I have not been able to attend any of the reunions as of yet,hope to hear from some of you. Gary


Your Name:  David Barley

Which Years Aboard:  1986-1990

Rank:  Bt 3

E-mail:  dbdeepsnow@hotmail.com

Comments:  Whats up!! I dont miss those days in the pit(hot), but i miss those days on the mole.I am living in calif. Looking to he from those who worked (eng)


Your Name:  Mike Maffitt

Which Years Aboard:  68-72

Rank:  IM3

E-mail:  DMMaffitt@aol.com

Comments:  I made 3 westpac tours and remeber the Phillipines (Subic Bay...ohhyehhhh), Japan, Hong Kong (the rooftops), Taiwan (Koushung)and Singapore...talk about a 4 year party!!!


Your Name:  Leonard P Fangue

Which Years Aboard:  1946

Rank:  s/2c

E-mail:  Lfangue@ev1.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Tim Pettit

Which Years Aboard:  1982-1987

Rank:  E-5

E-mail:  sales@atvsportsplus.com

Comments:  Nice to see someone remembering the old hunk and hi to anyone from the forward pit or the oil lab. :)


Your Name:  John McFaden

Which Years Aboard:  1985-1987

Rank:  DP3

E-mail:  seaswirl5@attbi.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  marc higgins

Which Years Aboard:  1970-1972

Rank:  stg2

E-mail:  mehiggins1@aol.com

Comments:  


Your Name:  James E. Paul

Which Years Aboard:  1953-54

Rank:  RM3

E-mail:  jpaul@misslink.net

Comments:  I was with the Flag CFT 95 communication group of 90 people spend 6 months Prairie, Dixie, or Piedmont. Call sign P3U9 L5S7 not a Piedmont crew member. Anyone remember our group shuffle. Served on the above three ADs.


Your Name:  Mallory Naill- In behalf of Lawrence Cullison

Which Years Aboard:  WWII

Rank:  

E-mail:  justanotherday15@yahoo.com

Comments:  Hello, My grandfather Lawrence Cullison served the navy aboard the USS Prairie during the second world war. If anyone has any information about this time period aboard the ship or him, please e-mail me. I would like to talk with you. justanotherday15@y


Your Name:  Kevin Crow

Which Years Aboard:  1979 - 1982

Rank:  HT3

E-mail:  klcmetal@aol.com

Comments:  Prairie was my first ship and best crew


Your Name:  Crotts Allen E.

Which Years Aboard:  9/69 to 8/70

Rank:  LI-3

E-mail:  acrotts @gpo.gov

Comments:  


Your Name:  Jill Marcheschi

Which Years Aboard:  88-90

Rank:  LTJG

E-mail:  marcheschija@mctssa.usmc.mil

Comments:  


Your Name:  Joe Glass

Which Years Aboard:  1953 thru 1957

Rank:  sn

E-mail:  glass67@wans.net

Comments:  gigcoxwan for 32 months for Warburton,R.S Fahle and sugerman fpr a short time. Left ship in Persian Gulf, transfered to Samuel B Roberts. Discharged in Rhode Island. My phone number is 256-435-9323


Your Name:  Joe Glass

Which Years Aboard:  may 1953-Dec 1956

Rank:  SN

E-mail:  glass67@wans.net

Comments:  


Your Name:  Steve Reed

Which Years Aboard:  1974-1975

Rank:  MMFN

E-mail:  Scrappinjack@aol.com

Comments:  Worked in Evaporator flats with MM2 Bill Jones, MM3 Howard Amundsen,MMFN Bill Nelson(from Oroville),Pat Kerr, MM1 Tito Carolino,--Phil Shantie from the switchboard, many others. Half of 74-75 WestPac--was onboard when Subic deserted during the Vietnam eva


Your Name:  RICHARD D. BETTIS

Which Years Aboard:  1980 - 1983

Rank:  BM3 TWICE

E-mail:  RBETTIS@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Comments:  NICE TO SEE SOME OF


Your NameS, I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED TO SOME OF YOU. HOPE ALL IS WELL. HAVE SEEN A COUPLE OF YOU LIKE NOLAN, TAYLOR, STUVE, BRIDENTHAL, AND B. WATTS. WE WENT TO VEGAS ONCE, I AM NOT SURE THAT THE WIVES ENJOYED IT. TAKE CA


Your Name:  Jim Burns

Which Years Aboard:  1980-1984

Rank:  MM3

E-mail:  jsburns@zoominternet.net

Comments:  This was (by far) my most favorite ship to be assigned to! Was on West-Pacs 80-81 and 83-84 before getting out.


Your Name:  RICHARD M. MEDINA

Which Years Aboard:  1972-1973

Rank:  SK-2

E-mail:  RICHARDMED@MSN.COM

Comments:  I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY SHIPMATES. SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER MY BROTHER BILL MEDINA, SKSN WHO WAS ON THE SHIP AT THE SAME TIME.


Your Name:  James E. Church

Which Years Aboard:  1960-1962

Rank:  SFM3

E-mail:  jchurch@bak.rr.com

Comments:  Was assigned to R-1 Division.


Your Name:  Belle, Rodney

Which Years Aboard:  1985-89

Rank:  MM3

E-mail:  rodjoybelle@aol.com

Comments:  Four of the best years of my life.Two West-Pacs,good times, good friends. I'll never the beach parties, Signal Hill, Hanging out with with the boys, and all the things I learned on and off the ship.(fun fun times)P.I. 86, Japan 85.


Your Name:  Larry D Sweaney

Which Years Aboard:  1960-1962, 1964-67

Rank:  SF1 (R1 Div)

E-mail:  

Comments:  PO Box 482 Clark Fork, Idaho 83811


Your Name:  DAVID CRAWFORD

Which Years Aboard:  1961 TO 1966

Rank:  IC2

E-mail:  dcrawford3@houston.rr.com

Comments:  WAS ON BOARD FOR THE SILVER AND MADE A TIGER CRUISE WITH MY SON ON HER GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY  


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