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Thanks, and enjoy!! Phil Brooks

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Jan 1, 2018, 12:59 pm
Chet Headley ST2, GI Tech Rep
USN, General Instrument ESD
Bowditch 1966
Michelson 1964 - 1965, 67 -68, 69 - 72
01 January 2018

Happy New Year to All.

Sadly, our ranks have been thinning and continue to do so; Roger Pence (Michelson 64 - 66, Bowditch 66) passed away 09 November 2017 at 1800 hr PST. Rest in Peace Rog.

God Bless you all.



Nov 25, 2017, 2:22 am
Paul Schlehr CWO-3 Ret.
Dutton 70 -71
H. H. Hess 77 -78
Old equipment but we made it work! on the Hess
Newcastle to Oporto, Glascow, Belfast & Southhampton & others Dutton was fun


Sep 28, 2017, 1:36 pm
Bill Gumert Geophysicist
Bowditch 1962
Dutton 1961
Michelson 1963,1965,1966
Spent many a day on these three survey ships. First trip on Dutton was July 1961 to November 1961 On Bowditch in 1962 and the Michelson 1963 and 1966. Also was on Archerfish September 1963 to April 1964

Aug 7, 2017, 11:20 am
Joe Ciliberto
US Navy
Bowditch 1978-1979 So many great memories. Did a tour on the Bowditch as an ETN-3 (NavAids) before heading to Pearl to the USS Patrick Henry, SSBN 599B for 2 years then 5 months at NAVASTROGRU-C in Hawaii tracking NAVSAT and installing the first GPS system. Did 22 years at Northrop now at Intrepid Solutions. I owe the Navy everything career-wise. Had read about eLORAN supplementing GPS and wanted to find a picture of the WPN3. Found this great site! I found our XO (LT Gunderson) in DC but no one else.

Jul 21, 2017, 9:57 pm
Tyler, Jack, Radioman Striker
Michelson --- Never served with you guys, never knew anyone who did. During my time on Guam, sent many, many encrypted Morse code messages to Michelson. All of us at the COMMSTA had top secret with broad need-to-know attachments (we did handle message traffic), but none of us could ever find out anything except we weren't to mention your name outside the message center. Enjoyed reading your site tremendously; another item off a 68-year old's bucket list! Thanks for doing this. Fair wind and following seas.

Jun 20, 2017, 6:44 am
John J Reidy
Dutton 1969 - 1970 I'm looking for a Corpman named Max Fuentes, and a Lt JG. from Dallas Tx.,but the name escapes me? We had a great time aboard the ship in the North Atlantic. I spent one of the Best X-mas's in Edinborough Scotland , when we put together all the Cartoons for under privileged Children. I was a ETR-3

Mar 1, 2017, 5:57 pm
Dave Johnson
Bowditch 1963-64 Just a kid seeing the world..........well the ocean for the most part. Did visit Japan, New York and the Panama Canal. Good times and great memories!!

Jan 10, 2017, 1:45 pm
Albert Durgan
Bowditch 1969-1972 mar '69 - dec '72 would be great to get in touch with some of the guys. I thought it was great duty for single guy.

Dec 29, 2016, 4:30 pm
Robert Ericson-ETR2-technician
USN, Dutton then Bowditch, GI Tech Rep
Bowditch 1965-66
Dutton 1962-1964
As an ETR3 joined the Dutton in Nov 1962, thru overhaul in Aug 1964. Got out of the Navy and worked as a tech rep on the Harris Sonar Array system on Bowditch from summer 1965 until 1966 (?). Went to college in fall,67. Joined GE in 1972 to work on (what else), the FBM Program! Retired in 2004.

Dec 19, 2016, 12:48 pm
Thomas Ogden Geophysicist
Bowditch 1963,1964
Michelson 1965