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Updated Feb 02, 2018
ADAMS Jr. "Chuck" Osceola ( QM3, 55-57 ) Arizona [R]
USCGC Hickory (WAGL-219) NY ( Married May Prysock: 5 children)
USCGC Balsam (WAGL-62), Ketchikan, Alaska
Captain of the Port, Seattle, Washington
USCGC Northwind (WAG-278), Seattle, Washington
Captain of the Port, Seattle, Washington
USCGC Glacier (WAGB-4), Long Beach, CA & Antarctica
Rescue Coordination Center, Governors Island, New York
USCGC Firebush (WAGL-393), New York
USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716), New York
USCG Training Center, Alameda, California ( Married Almer: 1 child )
[ Retired 1975 as QM1 ] Now living in Arizona
Co-founded: Custom Super Homes:
ADAMS, John CDR ( SK3 67-68 ) Rhode Island [R]
After the Rockaway, became an officer in the Reserves
Served as Commanding Officer of 5 reserve units in MA, RI & CT
Served at Atlantic Area on Governors Island 2 years
Served with FEMA in Hartford, CT for 1 year
Retired from USCGR in 1997, after more than 30 years,
with rank of Commander.
ADAMS, Richard (Rick) GMC (GM3 60-62) Arizona [R]
USCG BASE Gloucester City, NJ (12/62 - 02/63)
USCGC Sweetbrier (WAGL-405) Juneau, AK (04/63 - 10/64)
Captain Of The Port Cleveland, OH (10/64 - 05/65)
COMCOGARDRON ONE/DIV 12 Da Nang, Vietnam (06/65 - 05/66)
OCCGDNINE (I&L) Cleveland, OH (07/66 - 11/67)
USCG TRACEN Cape May, NJ (12/67 12/70)
USCG BASE New Orleans, LA (01/71 - 06/73)
USCGC CLOVER (WLB-292) Sitka, AK (06/73 - 07/76)
OCCGDNINE (R) Cleveland, OH (08/76 - 11/81)
Retired as GMC November 1, 1981 Now living in Arizona
Worked at Cleveland Coca Cola from 12/81 2/87
Working for Schwan Food Company 3/87 - present
ADERHOLDT, Russell ( EN3 69 ) Georgia
AGUIERE, Jesse ( SN 55-56 ) Missouri
ALBRIGHT Jr. Frank (Jeannette)
( QMC 51-54&64-66 ) Florida [R]
Updated Sep 17, 2012
Crossed over the Bar Sep 16, 2012
firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
ALDI, Steven ( RM3 71-72 ) Connecticut
Updated Jul. 03, 2015
I joined the CG in April of 1970. I completed boot camp at CAPE MAY, NJ and Radioman Class A School on Governors Island. I was on "THE ROCK" for a little over a year (mostly oceanographic patrols up and down the east coast). I served the remainder of my hitch at the USCG Search and Rescue Air Station at Floyd Bennet Field. Honorably discharged in 1974 and have been living in Connecticut since.
I retired from UTC/Pratt and Whitney in December 2006 after 32+ years. In 2008, I was appointed the Lodge Historian for my Masonic Lodge in Manchester, CT. I am also a Shrine Funster Clown (AKA Snickers) for the local Shrine Center in Central Connecticut.
ASUNCION, Renato B. ( TN 69-72 ) Alaska
I'd like to hear from old shipmates.
ATHERTON, Peter W. ( FA 68-69 ) ME
AUBUCHON, Richard, Chief (E-8 ??-??) MA [R]
AYLING, Bob (EN2 67-68)
BAKER, Jim ( BM3 67-70 ) CT
Looking forward to reunion Oct/2006
BANGOR, John (? ?) Pennsylvania, Ruth
Crossed over the Bar May 1, 2013
Updated Feb. 09, 2014
BARNES, Mike ( SN 68-71 ) Massachusetts
learned a lot from the bakes
BARTOSHEK, Steven ( SNBM 69-decom ) New Jersey
Crossed over the Bar Jan 11 2011
Updated Sep 05, 2012
Had a lot of good times on the rock. My son did four years, Two on Governors
Island an two in Miami. My Daughter is a Bm3 at Fort Meyers Beach soon to be BM2.
The only one that didn't do any CG time is the wife.
Would have liked to attend the reunion but am to busy building the new house, (old one burnt down).
BAUER, William (Bill) ( FNBT 63-67 )
Updated May 09, 2012
Great WEB Site, wish I had found it earlier. Have been in contact with some
friends because of this site. Thank-you.
BECKER, Wayne ( LTJG 67 ) New Jersey
I was only on board Rockaway for a year, 1967. During the time, she
was serving as an oceanographic ship and was berthed at Base St. George
at the up-river tip of Staten Island. Our family was new; my wife Jeannie
and I had been married for less than a year, and she was pregnant as we moved
down from Portland, Maine where I had been an engineer on a sister-ship, the
Cook Inlet. (This was planned as a short assignment before I was to go to
oceanography post-graduate school,which turned out to be ocean engineering,
the subject of a little story farther on. I sailed as her First Lieutenant/Gunnery
Officer and as assistant oceanography officer.) We lived on Governors' Island,
still in transition from Army ownership -- our first and only time in government
quarters in a 30-year career -- which had its pros and cons. Overall, it was very
good for us at the time, especially considering the security of the place and the length of Rockaway's cruises.
I recall one in particular. We had just been out for a week, not far from New York,
but far enough to allow Jeannie to have our first of five children alone.
(The story goes that she saw the ship off, took the ferry back to Manhattan,
then to Governor's Island to get things ready, then back across the two ferries
again to give birth at Staten Island's Baley Seaton Marine Hospital.) Another week,
and we were out again for three-months, through the Panama Canal, and down the coast
of South America, and up again, as far as El Salvador, as part of an international
oceanographic effort to get an overview of the Eastern Tropical Pacific ("EASTROPAC",)
to allow better understanding of events like El Nino. It was long and interesting, and
we made port stops all the way up and down the coast, a learning experience for all on board.
One of the challenges (aggravations) of this was coming to grips with the conflict of
expectations that was built into the way we tried to operate.
BEEMAN, Don ( RM2 58-60 ) Ohio
Came on board the Rockaway July 4th weekend in 1958 out of RM school in
Groton. We were lucky we did not make to many wx cruises during my time
on board. We had a few Bermuda trips, a Reserve trip to Nova Scotia and a cadet
cruise in the summer of 1959.
Was stationed at Group Cape May NMK Radio after I left the Rockaway until I got
out in June of 1960 to start college. Keep up the good work on this site.
BENTON, George A ( BMCM ) Maryland [R]
BETSKO, Thomas J ( BSM 65-69 ) Pennsylvania [R]
Updated Jun 19, 2007
Interested in the reunion info.....
No computer at home- e-mail address is my brothers
BIRCHFIELD, Ernie ( SN, 42-45 ) Florida [USN]
Updated Jun 30, 2010
Crossed over the Bar Jun 28, 2010
Joined U.S. Navy at age of 15
Plankowner: first crew of the USS Rockaway (AVP-29)
I have a real soft spot in my heart for this Ship. It was my first one.
Anyone who ever served on this Ship is family, as far as I'm concerned!
Hope to see you in Orlando next year. It won't be difficult for me since
I live 225 miles away!
She was a fantastically beautiful ship. It was blue and had a white star on the bow.
We were at pier 92 and docked behind the California. We loaded ammo for 5 days solid
before leaving Seattle. It was literally a floating ammunition dump! That was the
reason I left it in mid 43.
BODEN, Ron ( ? ? )
BOGNET, Frank ( ET2 63-65 )
Would like to hear from mates that served on rok from 5/63 thru 2/65
BOONE, Burt ( BM1 )
Updated Jan 23, 2011
BRADY, Bruce J. ( SA 70 ) WA
Updated Oct 31, 2010
Hello to everyone. Wish I could attend this years reunion.
I reported onboard Rockaway in June 1970. After completing boot
camp and taking leave, I reported as a Seaman Apprentice. The
ship was tied up at "Yankee" pier on Governor's Island.
Her designation at that time was an "oceanographic research vessel"
(WAGO 377). Of course, I was assigned to the deck force. Did my share
of chipping and painting. First deploment was the "Med" cruise of 1970.
We followed an ocean current across the Atlantic to the North Africa,
spent time in the western part of the Med, visited Morocco (Tangiers),
made a stop in Gibralter for fuel, then onto Lisbon, and Southhampton.
Made my first visit to London (I was later assigned to the Activities Europe staff).
Eventually, I was assigned as the CPO mess cook (we use to say that was as
good as having a "crow" on your sleeve. Good bunch of Chiefs. Made an MST
cruise, with an unexpected stop in St. John's, Newfoundland because one of
the Officers poked himself in the eye with a chart. I left the Rockaway
in November and went to SK "A" school. So, only had a short tour, but a
lot of memories of being onboard. I hope to make it to a reunion soon.
Thanks. Bruce Brady.
BRANSTETTER, Tim ( SNRD 68-70 ) VT
BRENNAN, Robert E ( EM3 59-60 ) California
Remember the 1959 Cadet Cruise. Retired EMCM in 1975
BROOKSHIRE, Archie ( LCDR 66-68 ) Nevada deceased
BROOKSHIRE, George ( FN 61-65 ) Texas
Anyone on board during this time I would like to here from you.
BROWN, Edward G ( SK3 58-59 ) Florida [R]
Reported from boot camp as my first assigment. Served in deck dept until
I was assigned as a storekeepper striker, then assigned to e-divison as
log office SK. Does any one remember the charlie patrol we pulled in Dec
of 58 (made it back the day before xmas) when we hit some pretty heavy seas
and came back with heavy damage including damaged 5" mount, no life lines
and the loss of a couple of life boats? It sure has stuck in my mind. I have
served on 2 cutters since then but have never had a ride like that one.
Looking forward to reunion.
BROWN, Richard W (Dollie)
(? ?) New York
Updated Jun 19, 2007
BRUEHWILER, Walter "Wally" (FN) FL
Updated May 23, 2009
Crossed over the Bar 2000
I just stumbled on the website and wanted to add something for my Father, Walter Bruehwiler.
Walter Bruehwiler met his wife via mail while serving aboard the Rockaway. He PCS'd to Group New York as an E-4
and transfered to CIVLANT from there. He spent a few years working for the local electric service company than began
a career in sales setting up distributorships for Lehman Diesel Corp, using the training he gained as a Coastie. In the mid
1980's, with a partner, he started a business sevicing yachts with Cummins, Bukh and Lehman diesels. Besides his wife
and later on his kids being the focus of his life his other mistress was the Sea Scouts. Walter was Skipper ( like a Scoutmaster)
of Sea Scout Ship 97 out of Cliffside Park, NJ for over 15 years. As Skipper he trained his Scouts in boat maintenance, what
a "work party" was, wiping down a nice hot engine, scrub downs, navigation, discipline, etc.. The old 33 foot utility boat
took many trips to Norfolk, montauk, Martha's Vineyard, Block Is and Quebec.
I'll find some pictures to scan in, I know i have a few of hime standing watch
v/r Tim Bruehwiler, ENS, MC (SS), USN
BUGARIN, Pat (? ?) Georgia
BUESSELER, Frank ( ENS 51-52 ) North Carolina
Came to the Rockaway right out of the Academy. Served under Capt Moulton.
Great experience, remember most, the rough seas on Weather Patrol. Had a
lifelong friendship with Ens Stan Sirignano (Engine Room) until his death last year.
BURAS, Eugene (Gene) (w/Fran)
( CPO 66-67 Ret) New Jersey
Updated Apr. 25, 2009
Crossed over the Bar March 31, 2009
Looking forward to the Reunion in April.We had a great crew onboard
BURGER, John S. ( DC1 65-69 ) PA
Updated Mar. 11, 2006
BURKLEY, James R. (Barbara)
( ET2 54-55 )
Updated Jun 27, 2012
Crossed over the Bar 20 May 2012
BUSTARD, Bill ( EN3 55-58 ) Pennsylvania
Currently a member of the Maritime Museum in Philadelphia,
Bill conducts tours through the Cruiser Olympia,
Admiral Dewey's flag ship in the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay,
and tours of the WWII submarine USS Becuna.
He also crews on the century-old tug boat, The Jupiter.
This is A great web site. I spotted a number of people I remember. Thanks
I have a number of photos I took while aboard the Rock, but too many to E-mail.
I would like to send prints to the group. I also have some film footage I
have transfered to tape.
I would like to hear from some one about the above. I will not be able to attend the reunion
I wish I could, Good luck with it.
BUTTS, William ( FA 68-69 ) N.C.
LOTS OF MEMORIES
CABOTAJE, Gregorio ( SD3 62-64 ) California
I enjoyed my tour aboard the Rockaway and like to hear from my old shipmate.
I served for 24 years in the U S Coast Guard and retired SKCM.
CADIGAN, J.J. ( Capt Mac 65-66? )
Updated Dec 21, 2009
Living in Juneau AK, Jack and wife have one of the largest Russian souvenir
stores in Anchorage, Alaska and he makes several trips a year to Russia to purchase
goods. Also runs a charter boat out of Alaska
A few of the volunteer boat crew with me on the Smith Voyager rescue can be found under Scrapbook
Nice BIO also located in Scrapbook Section
CAMERON, Robert G ( ? ? ) New York
CAMPBELL, Ralph F ( CS1 ? ? )
Updated Nov. 08, 2010
Crossed over the March 18, 2010
December 31, 1928 - March 18, 2010
Reported by Russell Davis (SN) and Ron Luzetsky (YN3) Shipmates
From September 2010 USCG Retirees Newsletter Taps
CAMUNAS, Enrique ( EMCS 63-66 ) California [R]
During my tenure made cadet cruise to west coast and various patrols.
transferred to Minnetonka W67 after three years retired and remained in
sunny california. After 22 more years as Chief electrical inspector for
county of orange retired again. still living in CA.
CANNING, John P. ( EN3 66-68 ) NC
Updated Jun 03, 2007
Hope to be at the next Reunion,Retired 7/1/05 after 30 years of teaching
Special Education, Married to a Cardinal Spelleman girl for the past 35 years,
We have three children and 4 grandchildren Relocating to the Outer Banks of NC.
where two of our children now live. Always interested in talking about the Rock!
CARLSON, Bill ( SO3, SO2 61-64 ) Ohio
Updated Oct 18, 2007
Bruce Cranstoun, If you see this contact me.
CARLSON, David ( ENS 68 ) Massachusetts [R]
Best wishes to all crewmembers.
CARLSSON Sr. Frank (Sue)
( RD 54-56 & 59-62 ) Florida [R]
Crossed over the Bar Jan 25, 2015
New Jersey National Guard 1947-49
Coast Guard Boot Camp (Company L-4) Cape May, NJ
CGC Campbell (WAVP-32) from 11-49 to 8-51 as SNRD
Captain of the Port, New York from 8-51 to 10-51
Ambrose Light Ship from 1-51 to 10-52 as RD3
CGC Campbell (WAVP-32) again from 10-52 to 12-52 as RD2
CIVILIAN (first-class) from 12-52 to 12-54
CGC Rockaway (WAVP-377) from 12-54 to 1-56 as Radarman in charge
CGC Bering Strait (WAVP-382) from 3-56 to 12-56 as RD1
Rescue Coordination Center, 14th CG District from 12-56 to 4-58
Recruiting Station, Tampa, Florida from 4-58 to 10-59
CGC Rockaway WAVP-377) again from 11-59 to 4-62 as Radarman in Charge
Officer in Charge, Recruiting Station Trenton, New Jersey from 4-62 to 8-64 as RDC
CGC Mackinac (WAVP-371) from 8-64 to 4-67 as Radarman in Charge
Officer in Charge, Recruiting Station, Wilkes Barre, PA as Warrant Officer
CGC Juniper (WLB-201) from 9-69 to 7-71
Group Cape May from 7-71 to 12-72
Retired as Warrant Officer last day of 1972 to Tavares, Florida
October 2004 will be the 50th anniversary of his marriage to Sue Wilkinson
Two boys and more than 50 foster children are to be invited.
CARMODY, Michael ( EM3 70-decom ) New York [R]
Crossed over the Bar July 30, 2009
Updated Aug. 23, 2009
CASO, Anthony (YN1 50-51) New Jersey [R]
I was on board when CDR Moulton was CO and LCDR Burton was XO.
Anyone remember them or me??
CASSIDY, Dennis Hopper (RM2 62-66)
Updated Jan 01, 2008
Great times! Lots of sea time. OSs, cadet cruises, SARs etc. Like to hear
what became of Capt. McGarrity after he went to the 2nd Dist. Dave Johnson RM2,
Carmen Olff RM2? Chief Zenchuch CMC?
CAUFIELD, Jim (BM3 65-67?) Indiana
Updated May 19, 2006
just saw website what a fantastic time i had i remember sprague,
huddy,kustos,fletcher,betsko,jameson,keckler,peletier what a ball
CHAMBERS, Mike (? ?) Indiana
CHARRETTE, Albert (? ?) Connecticut
CHELIKE, Jim ( BM2 60-63 or 64 ) NEB
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
CHESTER, Leo F ( FN 67-71 ) New York
IT WOULD BE GOOD TO FIND OUT WHERE WE ALL ARE NOW.
CHICK, Winford ( GM3 61-64 )
Updated Apr 24, 2009
Im finally glad to hear that my USCG friends and shipmates are still around, God Bless you all.
CLARKE, Larry ( EM2 58-61 ) New York
Updated May 23, 2009
Cape May Boot Camp C34, then Class A EM school Groton CT. Reported aboard
at St. George, S.I. Made many OS's, Bermuda's, GITMO and a cadet cruise.
In 1961 I tranferred to Group Cape May as Group Electrician. Discharged 11/61.
1961 went to work for OTIS elevator.built WORLD TRADE CENTER 1969 to 1972.
1980 purchased PS ELEVATOR CO,retired 2000, I have 3 children and 7 grandkids
for 35mm pictures of the Rockaway
CLAUS, Henry ( MST3 68-70 ) MA
Updated Jun 04, 2015
CLAYTON, Charles T. (? ?) Florida
CLEMENS Harold ( SA 58-59 ) Delaware
Enjoyed 54 days in Bermuda and towing a Navy seaplane back to St. Georges.
CLIFTON, Dan ( RD3 63-66 ) New Hampshire
Updated Nov 14, 2012 E-Mail chg
I remember the Smith Voyager rescue, GTMO, Xmas on ocean station patrol,
3 cadet cruises with the Eagle, Bermuda standby\'s, and coming back from
lower Manhatten with Nels Kjellin & BM1 buddy, Terry English and his wine
drinking in the Azores, Jack Serany & Ed Johnson on our liberty weekends.
CLOW, Robert (Shirley)
( RD3 54-56 ) Florida
Updated Jun 19, 2007
GREAT IDEA, I WILL FORWARD YOUR MESSAGE ON TO RIDLEY,SOBEL, CARLSSON,
COHEN, Sam (Chief Petty Officer) Florida
USS - Navy
Updated Jul 23, 2009
Crossed over the Bar July, 2009
COLLINS, Charley LCDR ( EM3 70-decom) NJ [R]
Updated Nov. 11, 2009
Crossed over the Bar Nov. 10, 2009
Prior service, 1964 - 1968 USAF Boot Camp - Lackland School (Ground Support Equip) - Chanute Moody
Field Yakota Enlisted USCG Sept '70, enlisted rate EM Prior Service Training - Cape May "A" School
- GovIs USCGC Rockaway Station Shinacock Group Shinacock USCGC Taney TRACEN Cape May USCGC Hornbeam
Commissioned CWO '81 MIO New York MIO Philadelphia MSO Philadelphia EECEN Retired 1/1/97
Really enjoy seeing the names of others I served with. Especially Mike Carmody who worked with me in the EM shop.
Remember the trip to St. Johns and the summer in the Caribbean. I'll never forget the stop in San Juan and
the initiation after crossing the equator. Good times and great memories.
Retired at EECEN in 1997 and now work for the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. Best wishes to all my old shipmates.
Jack & Bonnie,
It is with a heavy heart that I am informing you of the passing of my dad
Charley Collins. Enclosed is a copy of his obituary:
Collins, Charles "Charley" Michael LCDR, USCG (Ret.) 64, Left us suddenly to
join his loving wife of 33 years, the late Jeanne C. Collins. Charley
graduated St. Pius X High school in Atlanta, GA before joining the U.S. Air
force, where he served 4 years during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Air
Force, Charley returned to Atlanta and later joined the United States Coast
Guard as an Electrician's Mate and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
While training for the Coast Guard in Cape May he fell in love with Jeanne.
After honorably serving 30 years in the military, Charley worked for the
Delaware River and Bay Authority as a Marine Electrician where he retired
after ten years. He enjoyed time with his family, traveling in his motor
home and long walks with his faithful four-legged companion Chloe. Charley
was Past Master of Cape Island Lodge #30 F & AM. Charley is survived by his
daughter Jeanne Michelle Flitcroft and husband Al of Lower Township, son
Darcy Joseph Collins, Chief Machinery Technician USCG and wife Cathy of
Hawaii, a sister, Harriett Jo Fuller of Atlanta, GA and brothers Lawrence
Collins of Alto, GA and James Collins of Jacksonville, GA. He is also
survived by four grandchildren, Stephen Edward Flitcroft and his wife
Celiese, Brian Michael Flitcroft, Interior Communications Electrician
Firemen Apprentice USN, Douglas Andrew Flitcroft and Brandon Charles Collins
and a great grandchild, Emma Noelle Flitcroft. Charley was an accomplished
man who will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. Visitation
will be November 17, 2009 at 9:30 at the Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore
Road, North Cape May, NJ, with services to follow at 11 am at St. John of
God RC Church, Townbank Road, North Cape May, NJ. Interment will be private.
COOK, B Eldon ( SK1 69 ) MO
COOPER, Robert L ( RM2 Bomex, 69 ) MO
Updated Dec 29, 2009
Both wife and self retired from Federal Govt., after USCG and USArmy. 19 countries traveled and served, but some of our best memories, those we knew during our young military years !
Bob and Karen
COPE, John ( RM 47-48 ) Arizona [USN]
COUGHLIN, Dennis E. ( ETC 66-67 ) Florida
Updated May 03, 2006
CRANE, Joe ( SNSO 68-71 ) Florida
Updated Oct 07, 2012
Just a change of email. Home address is the same. Thanks for all your hard work.
CRANSTOUN, Bruce ( RDC, 61-68 ) Louisiana [R]
Updated Oct 07, 2012
Any old shipmates from 61-68 that remember me, drop me a note. Retired from CG in 1980 as RDCM
CRATE, Herby ( EN 60-63 ) TX
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
CRONE, Darrell ( SN 55 )
Updated Aug 24, 2010
NY great liberty town.I have fond memories of USCG.I was tranfered from
Cutter Absecon in which I boarded late 1952.My familey is tired of all my sea stories.
CRONIN, Jim ( SO-OT3 68 ) Massachusetts
Updated Sep 06, 2009
MARCH 1967 AFTER TDY WITH SCRIPS INST. OF OCEANOGRAPHY
NEEDED LEAVE FOR BROTHERS WEDDING-HAD 45 DAYS AND WAS GOING TO MEET
SHIP IN SOUTH AMERICA BUT WAS NOT GRANTED. TRANSFERED TO MACKINAC
CRUZ, Michael T ( SKCM 65-67 ) California [R]
CGC Rockaway: first duty station out of boot camp.
CGC Campbell (moored across from Rockaway) Staten Island 67-69
CGC Firebush, Governors Island, NY (69-70)
Base New York, Governors Island, NY (70-71)
SK "A" School, Petaluma, CA (71-72)
Base New York, Governors Island, NY (72-73)
CGC Buttonwood, Honolulu, HI (73-75)
CG Base San Francisco, CA (75-78)
CG Air Station San Francisco, CA (78)
CG Air Station Sacramento, CA (78-81)
CG Support Center Kodiak, AK (81-83)
CG Marianas Section Guam (83-85)
CG Training Center Petaluma, CA (85-91)
One of the TNs onboard serving at the Officer's Wardroom.
Enjoyed the tour on the Rock, but it was short. Transferred across the pier
to CGC Campbell. Would like to hear from old shipmates, especially the other
stewards aboard during my time. Nice website Chuck. Keep up the good work.
Retired from Coast Guard after 26 years service as SKCM/E-9.
Still working for the Coast Guard as Civilian Employee (GS-9), since Jan 1992.
DALY, Jay ( SN in O&M Division 58-59 ) CT
Made Africa Trip right out of bootcamp. Then the BOMEX trip. Left
that one early after getting caught in the Port Side Deep Sea Winch
during an STD cast. Ouch!!
Just found this site 09/29/01
DAM, Erik ( SN 57-59 ) Massachusetts
Great site, great memories of 4 WX patrols Gitmo, Haiti and Bermuda.
Remember FLYNN,HUNTER,WILKINS,and SUTTON from this site.Looking for
O CONNOR,SMITH from Deck and GREGORY(GM2?}.Retired Law Enforcement career
(5 States)now retired on Cape Cod. Fair Winds to all.
DANIEL, David H. ( EM3 54-55 ) Florida
I have several photo's of the Rockaway and crew.
Enjoyed my stay aboard the Rockaway.
DAUGHERTY, Hugh ( SNQM 60-61 ) Massachusetts
Was aboard during the period of 4 fires, damn neer blew up Earl NJ.
Left for AG school & ended up with the Int Ice Patrol. I see Chief Benton's
name mentioned, is that old salt still around?
De La GARZA, Mario ( ET2 70-72 Georgia
Updated Jun 13, 2012
I do believe that my time on the Rockaway was from 6/1970 - - 1/1972.
I was there until the very end, but not with the skeleton crew that remained.
From there I transferred to the Oceanographic Unit at the Anacostia Naval Base until the day of my discharge.
DELL, Richard ( E5 62-64 )
Updated Oct 21, 2015
DELUCCA, JIMMY ( FN 69-70 ) PUERTO RICO
Remembering the long Med-Cruize
DEMETRY, Donald James ( SN 68-70)
Updated Feb 28, 2008
I hope to come to the next reunion it would
be fun to see my old shipmates again...I still have fond memories of my years
on the Rockaway....Africa..Barbados...Nova Scotia...the sinking of the Keogh
how about the time we tried to go to the center of the hurricane...that had to
be the most dangerous thing I ever did...also the most idiotic ..
DEMILIO, D.M. ( ? ? ) Tennessee
DENNINGER, John CAPT ( ? ? ) Michigan
DENNIS, Barry (PO3, 70-72) Pennsylvania
DERR, Ronald A (? ?) Massachusetts
De SILVEIRA, Carl ( SO2 60-63 ) California
Updated Apr 24, 2011
Enlisted from high school in Los Angeles in 1959.
Transferred from boot camp in Oakland, CA to the Fleet Sonar School in
Key West, FL before reporting aboard the Rockaway.
Also serving on the CGC-95308 he left the service as an SO1.
Attended Los Angeles City College and received a degree in electrical engineering
from the University of California in 1968.
Served as an electronics designer in the aerospace industry for 15 years before
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA
His space projects ranged from Galileo to Jupiter, Magellan to Venus, Cassini
to Saturn and the Mars Rover Project that is still active.
Also earning an MBA, he has served as Fabrications Manager, Business Manager
and Quality Assurance Manager, while also teaching Computer Science at Pasadena City College.
He and Ruth have five children, from 35 to 11, who also range from the military
to a practicing attorney, with two grandchildren.
Recently retired to Sunland, CA, he and his two boys enjoy riding their collection
of off-the-road motorcycles through the California desert.
The Pheonix 2005 reunion was great!
New e-mail for Carl de Silveira SO1 is firstname.lastname@example.org
DETWILER, Allen E CWO ( RD1 65-67 ) New Jersey [R]
I am a snow bird between Oct-April in Silver Springs, FL
Checked over the reunion list and I recognize only two names - Albright and Hill
DICKINSON, Howard ( ET1 63-67 ) Pennsylvania
Additions: Some other crew members that were stationed on the Rockaway
with me are Allen Cranston, Frank Bognet, David Kosht, Bill Homier, T.J. Leusen,
James Monahan, Dennis Coughlin and William Miller.
I looked at the photos from the reunion and remembered Jack Serany and Allen Detwiler!
Perhaps there may be some success in locating/contacting more of the guys who were
stationed on the Rockaway.
There are many memories from my time on the Rockaway that will always be with me,
especially a particularly nasty storm on one of the weather patrols.
I still have some old photos of the Smith Voyager rescue if anyone remembers that.
DIEBOLD, Keith ( FN 68-70 ) New York
Di STEFANO, Lou ( SO2 64-67 ) N.J.
Great to read e-mail from old shipmates. Brings back lots of memories.
DONNELLAN, Gary ( SK2 67-69 )
Updated Jul 20, 2012
love to hear from any shipmates
DONOVAN, Alfred C ( 51-53 ) California
DONOVAN, Joseph A ( EN2 66-69 )
Updated Jan 27, 2012
DORICH, Mike ( SN 66-69 ) PA
Updated Jan 02, 2018
A lot of memories to remember
DOWLING, E. Forrest ( Sonarman3 68-70 ) TN
Updated Nov. 08, 2010
Crossed over the Bar Aug 05, 2010
Made Africa, BOMEX, and KEO SAR--bad scene. Hi Barry. Remember when Joe Crain
and I made a midnight balloon release using a dozen helium filled condoms?
Great fun till Chief Wilson caught us. Oh well, I guess that O-lab floor
needed a good scrubbing anyway.
Was transferred to CG Group Eaton's Neck on Long Island===rescuing the filthy
rich. War is hell.
Daly, glad your OK. That night was the first time (and the last) that I heard
someone pipe the Captain with an "on the double."
Good web site; good luck to all.
I thought you might want to know that Forrest "crossed the bar" August 5. He had been in ICU for 3 months here in Memphis due to complications from a liver transplant from Dec. 2007. We donated his body to research and had a "Celebration of Life" service Aug. 30. He had hoped to make to make it to one of the reunions, esp. the one coming up in West Cape May . At the service we displayed his pictures from the Coast Guard, played the "Coast guard hymn, and put out other related items. It was very meaningful, but it is difficult for his family to realize will not be returning to this house. (served 1967 - 1971
Nancy Dowling (wife of 31 yrs.) email@example.com
Lynley Dowling (27yrs. old)
Melanie Dowling (24yrs. old)
DROZDZ, John CWO-3 ( SK1 55-57 ) [R] Florida
Reviewing the names of many shipmates brought back many pleasant sailing
memories, albeit was taken aback to see myself listed as deceased. A great
web site. Would be nice to hear from any former shipmates. Anybody know the
whereabouts of CWO Norris Hickman?? My Xmas cards were returned the past 2 yrs.
DUNCAN, Gus (Faye)
( DC1 55-57 ) Florida
Updated Jun 19, 2007
DUNCAN, Harold ( FN 68-70 ) Virginia
Updated Jun. 04, 2015
Billy Butts its been a long time. Hey Guggie how are you doing?
Would like to hear from shipmates, it's been a long time.
DUNGAN, Dr. David ( EN2 56-57 ) Kansas
Updated May 07, 2017
DUNLEAVY, John ( BT2 68-70 ) New York
I was on her for the Africa and Barbados (BOMEX) trips.
DUTCHER, Ted ( SO3 68-70 ) New York
EAGAN, Roy (? ?) Washington
EISENBERG, Sarge ( GM3 55-57 )
Updated Jun 04, 2015
ELLIS Jr. Earl MSTC ( SA 60 ) New Jersey
Was pointer on Port 20mm for Battle Quarters Made 3 OSV's from April to
September. Spend 20 Years in, Also served on BIBB, EASTWIND, WESTWIND,
EDISTO, and EVERGREEN (AGO) Also Salem Air Station, COMEASTAREA WX, CGTRANCEN
Groton and New York, and retired out of CGR&D, Groton. Was AGC in 1967, retired MSTC
EMRICH Henry (Hank) Lentz ( 52 - 53 ) Pennsylvania
Updated Feb 02, 2018
Crossed over the Bar Oct 08, 2017
Daughter Adele Lamb
ENGLISH, Temple "Terry" ( FT2 63-66 ) South Carolina
Updated Feb. 12, 2009
Crossed over the Bar c2007
How about the Panama Canal & Great Lakes cadet cruises and the Smith Voyager
rescue. I have tried for years to forget the Fourth of July in the Azores.