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Rockaway Muster 2016
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Updated Jun 24, 2018
 
 

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FAZIO, Robert V. ( EN2 61-65 ) NY
Updated Jan 29, 2011
worked in B-1 engine for chief lachland matthews. i am now retired. now live in upstate new york with the same wife i married in 1968. have 2 children a daughter 38 and a son 34 and 2 grandchildren. drive a 1974 olds conv. in the summer and work around my yard with my wife. i volunteer 1 day a week at the batavia V.A. Medical Center. like to hear from anyone serving with me.
fazio261@gmail.com
 

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FELDMAN, Stan ( ) PA
Updated Dec. 02, 2011
I was on the Rockaway in 1966, 1967 and part of 1968. I left to go to Engineman School, came back, and made several trips trips to South Ameica. I left for Vietnam in early 1968. I am married and now live in Phila Pa.
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FERNALD, Jeff W. ( SA 68 ) ME
cfernald@gwi.net
 
 
 
 

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FERNQUIST, Don ( SN 66-68 )
Updated Jun 04, 2015
jellybelly046@cox.net
 
 
 
 

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FETCHKO, George M. ( RM2 58-61 ) PA
Updated Jan 21, 2013
After boot camp - Charlie 34 and Radio School in Groton and 1 Charlie patrol on the Half Moon, I reported to the Rockaway in November 1958 & served aboard until I was discharged in November 1961. Made the following WEATHER PATROLS (3 Charlies - 2 Deltas - 2 Echos) - 2 Bermuda Standbys - 1 Gitmo - 2 Cadet Cruises (Caribbean in 1959 & Europe in 1961). Also, many rides on the Staten Island Ferry to the city on liberty with my best buddy, MARK WEIGAND, QM. Usually went to BRIGGS on 8th Ave. across from Madison Square Garden. It was a popular sailor hangout at the time.
After the Guard, I went to college & got a degree in Biology. Then got married. I have 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Was married for 41 years but now, I'm a widower. Worked for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Water Pollution Control for 32 years. Retired in August 2002. Still live in the town I grew up in SWOYERSVILLE, PA across the river from Wilkes Barre.
Went to my 1st Rockaway Reunion in October 2012 in Atlantic City. Got reunited with a couple of guys I served with - Frank Carlsson & Larry Clarke. Clarke & I went through boot camp together. It was good to see those guys after so many years. The reunion was a good time & I plan to go to others. Many nice memories of good times & shipmates.
gfetch70@gmail.com
 

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FINNEY, BILL ( ET2 59 & 61-63 )
Would like to hear from old shipmates (countyjunction@zoominternet.net) Was on the 61 cadet cruise to Europe, 2 or 3 Bermuda trips, Ocean station Bravo and many Deltas. After 42 years it is great to see many familiar names.
 
 
 
 

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FISCHER, Henry R. ( EN1 51-55 ) Pennsylvania [R] Updated Apr. 17, 2015
Crossed over the Bar Dec. 2015

I attended the reunion last year in Florida and am looking forward to the next one in Cape May in October. This is a great website and it sure is good to make contact with old shipmates. I have some wonderful memories of the years spent on the Rockaway and would like to hear from others to share experiences. I've been trying to find Jared Kearny, Harold Herlburt and Walter Nausley.

I really enjoyed the reunions at Cape May, NJ and Florida. My wife wouldn't let me go to Arizona this year but I'll be at the next one in NC.
furlongfis@earthlink.net
 

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FLANDRAU, Cliff ( DC3 70-72 ) PA
Updated Feb 18, 2010
TERRIFIC SHIP. I HAD A GREAT TIME SERVING WITH EVERYONE. OUR TRIPS TO NEW FOUNDLAND,SAN JUAN,TRINIDAD, BARBADOS...EVEN THE BIG STORM,WAS AN EXPERIENCE I'LL NEVER FORGET.
QUITE OFTEN I THINK OF THE SHIP AND HER CREW. THE MIND DOESN'T WORK THE WAY IT DID ALMOST FORTY YEARS AGO, BUT I STILL REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. ESPECIALLY CROSSING THE EQUATOR. I WAS ONE OF THE LAST TO GET CAUGHT, BOY DID I PAY THE PRICE...I REMEMBER JIM LINEBERGER,ED KANE,NEIL MACEWEN,BILL KELLY,MARC HERMAN, DON DEMETRY, AND SO MANY MORE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE ALL THE NAMES AGAIN. STAY WELL AND GOD BLESS... WILL SEND SOME PICTURES WHEN I FIND THEM IN THE ATTIC.....UNTIL THEN.....
I MISS THAT SHIP..I THINK ABOUT HER EVERYDAY...I WAS ONE OF MANY THAT HELPED DECOMMISSION HER !!!!
IZFROST17AOL.COM
 

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FLOOD, Joe (Dorthea)( SO2 55-57 ) Georgia
Updated May 01, 2014
Crossed over the Bar Apr 04, 2014
Flood, Joseph "Joe", 77, passed away 4/4/14. Born 12/9/1936 in Miami, FL to the late Harold and Ann Flood. Father, Fireman, Fisherman. Joe was an avid animal lover. From the time he was a child, he would swim with the manatees in the rivers of Miami and at the age of 15 went to the keys and fell in love with the dolphins at Theatre of The Sea. He got permission from his parents to swim and play with the dolphins (which was not common at this time), and this event appeared in the newspaper. He then joined the Coastguard, married Kathleen Conway and had 3 daughters. Joe then became one of the first members of the Fire/Rescue team for Miami Beach, where he saved and touched the lives of many people and served for 20 years. His passion in life was Fishing, he was a commercial fisherman and a Captain. All who knew him remembers his love of fishing and how he would share his catch with neighbors and friends. He also loved rescuing injured wildlife animals of all kinds and nursing them back to health. He also enjoyed organic gardening. He is survived by his 3 devoted daughters Dawn Villacci, Patty Malstrom, Kathy Flood and their mother Kathleen Conway, 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren in Florida, his 2 brothers, Larry and Mike Flood, and many nieces and nephews. After retiring from the Fire Dept. he married his 2nd wife Dortha Flood of Cobbtown, GA, and was a devoted father to her daughter Vicki, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to: Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250
Published in Sun-Sentinel from Apr. 11 to Apr. 13, 2014
 
 
 
 

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FLOOD, Mike ( SN 56-57 ) Florida
Also served on CGC Mackinac before discharge in 1960 as RD2
Pictures on display
 
 
 

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FLYNN, William (Ray) ( SN 56-58 ) Wisconsin
Updated Feb. 12, 2009
Crossed over the Bar c2007
The Rock was quite an experience. It's one I've never forgot. This web site is a great idea.
After I left the Rockaway (as a deck ape I sometimes called it the Rustaway) I went back to ET school, served on 3 LORAN stations in the 7th district, and finished up 7 years of duty in New London. Right now I'm a tech writer in a slot machine manufacturing company.
rflynn@wmsgaming.com
 

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FRANTZ, Donald G. ( ET3, 54-54 )
Updated Nov 30, 2010
I was assigned to the Rockaway in 1954 shortly before it left on the cadet cruise. So I lucked out , going to Europe and then to Bermuda. I was a brand new ET3.
I was reassigned to Pier 9, East River, at the end of 1954.
http://people.uleth.ca/~frantz
frantz@uleth.ca
 
 

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FREELAND, Frank ( BT3, 63-65 ) Pennsylvania
I had the time of my life on the USCGC Rockaway it was a good experence one I wouldn't change for the world. I'am sorry they scraped her she war one hell of a ship. I would have like to see her at a waterfront park
ucc2071@aol.com
 
 

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FREELAND, Jeff ( EN3 60-63 ) NJ
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
 
 
 

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FRENCH, Ronald J. ( SN 66 ) TX
Updated May 25, 2009
 
 
 
 

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GALA, Tom ( FN 68-70 ) New York [R]
Updated Nov 24, 2014
Crossed over the Bar Oct 02, 2014
My name is Annie Gala, my dad, Tom Gala, served in the United States Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970 on the Rockaway Wago 377. It's with great regret that the purpose of my email is to alert you to his passing on October 2, 2014 after a two year long battle with lung cancer.
My father loved his time in the Coast Guard - talked about it frequently, looked forward to the reunions each year and after retirement he decided he wanted to spend his time giving back to United States Veterans everywhere and joined American Legion Post 1038. He quickly rose up the ranks to become their Financial Officer with the hopes of updating the Post Home facility into it's former glory. Unfortunately, my father's work was cut short.
To continue my dad's work and help support American Legion Post 1038, my family has established the Thomas P. Gala Memorial Fund - more information can be found at www.thomaspgalamemorialfund.com
We wanted to reach out ahead of my father's services to include some of his Coast Guard buddies in the notification of his passing but my father passed just two days before I was due to walk down the aisle so, I priorities were sort of all over the place. Needless to say, it's been a very hard two months.
I was wondering if it would be possible to get the contact information for people who may have known my father - I'm also happy to have you share my contact information with them, if there are privacy concerns. My siblings and I are trying to get to know my dad better and talking to the people he spent his time with during such a critical part of his life seems like one of the ways to do so.
Thanks so much for your time, I look forward to hearing from you -
Annie Gala
914 420 5074
thomas.gala@sunywcc.edu
 

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GALE, Byron (? ?) New York [R]
 
 
 
 

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GARBE, Gerald (Gary) ( PO3 Cook 69-71) Wisconsin
Served as a Cook on the Rockaway. Med Cruse, Newfoundland, Barbados,Bermuda, England. Home port Governor's Island. Left May of 1971 - went to Fishers Island, New York Coast Guard Station until discharge in 1973. Now living in rural Iola, Wis. Personnel Manager, Waupaca Foundry. Remember Jim Truman,from Pennsylvania; Stanley, Babb from Georgia. A neighbor here in Waupaca, Wis. Phil Sitter also served on Rockaway from 1971 until decommission.
garbegc@gglbbs.com
 

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GAUTHIER, Louis J ( DC3 61-64 ) New York
Served in U.S. Coast Guard from June 1961 until June 1964
Aboard the CGC Rockaway from September 61 to June 1964,
completing CG service on Base St. George, Staten Island, NY
Married Mary Wierie in U.S. Naval Reserve
Now has 3 children, 8 grandchildren
Established Gauthier Fabricating Steel Inc. in 1974
Hobbies: collecting military arms, raising horses & oxen, hunting and trap & target shooting
Elected Judge of Town of Russa, Herkimer Country, NY in 1990
gauthier@ntcnet.com

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GEMOETS,Larry ( ETC 71-decom ) ?
sanlar@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 

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GERDES, Charlie (? ?) ?
 
 
 
 

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GERMAIN, Joseph ( ET3 61-62 ) Florida
Updated Jun 24, 2017
A couple of OS Charlies and a Gitmo. Transferred to the Tamaroa in 1962. Fond and not so fond memories of the Staten Island Ferry.
joe@germain.com
 

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GIES, Jerry (AG2, 67-69) Kansas
I remember Easttropac 2 and 3 and left for Oceanography school and missed the Africa trip. Six weeks in Panama when we bent a prop and went into drydock and lots of days at the Marina.
jgies@firstcity.org
 

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GILLIOM, Richard ( YNC 42-45 ) Indiana [USN]
Crossed over the Bar 2005
 
 
 
 

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GIMBERT, Walter D. ( SK1 51-52 ) CA (RET)
Updated Apr. 17, 2006
retired SKCM Nov. 1967
ret.e9.uscg@sbcglobal.net
 
 
 

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GOSS, Richard F. ( E2 63-64 )
Updated Dec. 02, 2011
Came aboard straight from Basic Training @ Cape May. Was aboard for January WX Station Charlie and a trip to GITMO, with visits to Nassau and Ocho Rios.
rcgoss65@yahoo.com
 
 

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GOTWOLS, Andrew ( MST3 68-70 ) PA
 
 
 
 

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GRAY, Almey H. ( BMC WAGO days ) NC
Updated Feb. 12, 2009
Crossed over the Bar May 10, 2007
On 12/09/06 Annie Gray-Clark (capegrayclark@earthlink.net) said: I am writing on behalf of my father, BMC ALMEY H GRAY. He served on the Rockaway during its WAGO days, sailing to Africa, through the Carribean and to Barbados. He was transfered in late 1979 to Louisville, KY, where he stayed until his retirement in 1975. He then returned to his home of Stumpy Point on the Outer Banks of NC. He has one son, three years away from CG retirement, and another who served for over 10 years. He does not have a computer but I'm sure he'd love to hear from any of you. You can contact me and I'll put you in touch.
 

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GREEN, Ronnie ( SN 60-63 or 64 ) NJ
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
 
 
 

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GREENALL, Roger K. ( SO3 65-68 ) RI
Updated May 16, 2010
After Boot Camp I went to USN Fleet Sonar School in Key West, Class J-000-538. Graduated on 17 September 1965 as Class Leader.
Joined The Rockaway at the Ira S Bushy ship yard, Brooklyn, NY, when she was WAGO-377 and while she was in dry-dock, in the fall of 1965. After a brief refit we went to Ocean Station Charlie in the fall of 1968 and then O/S Delta in the early spring of 1966.
I attended Oceanographic School in the summer of 1966 graduating, 1 of 9 who finished, on 22 July 1966.
The Rockaway then reported to CG Yard, Curtis Bay, and was converted to a Marine Science Research Vessel. We unofficially referred to her as the USCGRV Rockaway.
From then until August 1968 I participated in multiple research cruises including WESTROLANT, EASTROPAC I & II, Smithsonian Institution, Scripps Institution, and others. We made many traverses of the Panama Canal, many ports of call significant among them were Lima, Peru; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Barranquilla, Colombia; St. Georg’s and Hamilton, Bermuda; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad; Cocos (Treasure) Island, Costa Rica; San Cristobal, Galapagos Archipelago; La Union, El Salvador; Salina Cruz (Tehuantepec) and Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico.
We had the first on-board computer, a Digital PDP-8s, and I have been in the computer business, one way or another, ever since.
Roger@dataJet.Com
 

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GREENWALT, Jim ( EN2 53-56 )
Updated Apr 24, 2009
great website--good to see the names of some old shipmates
anyone know the whereabouts of pete murphy or john parker? and hello to henry fisher ..its been a long time
jimarie50@gmail.com
 

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GREGG, Jesse ( SK2 68-70 ) New Jersey
 
 
 
 

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GRUNTHER, Fred ( SNRD 55-57 ) FL
Updated Jul 25, 2010
freddg4@comcast.net
 
 
 
 

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GUGENBERGER, Richard ( EN2 65-69 ) New York
While on the Rok did several weather stations Gittmo onboard in Curtis Bay for refit to Oceanographic work. Attended engineman school in Groton and ACR school in Norfork while attached to The Rok. Had some great times also did a lot a growing up on The Rok .Have lots a good memories.Saw a lot things and places would have never seen if not for The Rok.
dick_n_char@hotmail.com
 

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GUNSON, John J (CWO4 1950-1956) Ret. Alaska
Updated Jun 08, 2009
Crossed over the Bar Oct 02, 1997
Sir,
My name is John M. (Mike) Gunson. My father was CWO4 John J. Gunson. I've attached two photos of dad to be included in your Muster List, one taken "about the time" he served on the Rockaway, the other taken five years before his death on October 02, 1997.
I'm unable to provide a chronological history of dad's service. What I can tell you is that he served on the Westwind until his transfer to the Rockaway in the early to mid 1950's. In 1956 he was transferred to MIO (Marine Inspection Office) Baltimore, in 1960 to MIO Honolulu, in 1964 to Philadelphia (exact duty unknown). I believe he retired in 1966. He and my mother lived in Willingboro, NJ for a time, then moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. They remained in Myrtle Beach for many years, then moved for a short while to Boynton Beach, FL, then finally to Eagle River, AK in 1996. Dad died in Alaska in 1997.
For the record, I'm "the kid" who sailed to Bermuda on the Rockaway with my dad in the mid-50's.
Mike Gunson jmgunson@comcast.net
See ScrapBook for Wychwood for some good Pictures
 

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GUNTHER, William ( ET2 53 ) Florida
Went on first cadet cruise.
RES0AVV@Verizon.net
 
 
 
 

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HAHN, Peter ( EN2 56-67 ) North Carolina
Updated Feb. 19, 2009
Crossed over the Bar Feb 2, 2009
My tour began four hours prior to getting underway for Earl NJ to off load ammo. Then we went to Hoboken {TODD SHIPYARD}, NJ for yard work. Went on patrols to Charlie, Delta, Echo and Bermuda Stand-by. I believe this was my best tour of all. Believe it or not, I now work at Hobucken, NC CGStation as a member of the USCGAUX.
catspaws@coastalnet.com
 

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HARRIS, Charles "Chuck" ( SO1, 54-57 ) Arizona [R]
Crossed over the Bar 2005
U.S. Navy, before Rockaway: USS BEGOR (APD-127)
After Rockaway: Ship Training Detachment: cutters under 125'
Recruiting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
USCGC BIBB (W-31) Boston, Massachusetts
Shiprider: Fleet Training Group, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Officer-in-Charge: Recruiting Station, Richmond, Virginia
Shiprider again: Fleet Training Group, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rescue Coordination Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Coast Guard Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  [Retired 1971 as SOCM]
Fought 22 legal cases in Mexico, two in Supreme Court
Appointed to Arizona-Mexico Commission by Governor of Arizona

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HART, Jack (E3 57-58) New Jersey
Updated Aug 24, 2010
When is the next reunion and where?
jphhart@comcast.net
 
 

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HARTLEY, John (? ?) New York
 
 
 
 

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HATCHER, William F "Bill" ( BM2 50-51 ) Washington
I was on board when we made Ocean Station "How" in late 1950 and lost our Captain, Cdr. James Hinnant at sea during a dive to clear our propellers from a gunnery target fouled in them. What a tragic event that still lives in my memory. He was indeed, a fine Coast Guard officer and a great captain.
mikibill@cs.com
 

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HAYDEN III, Chris ( BM2 66-70 ) California
Boot Camp to the Rockaway 3 years 8 months later separated in Boston. Had a great time, saw alot of the world and alot of water
Chris90277@aol.com
 
 
 
 

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HAYES, Charles L CAPT (? ?) South Carolina [R]
 
[ Passed away 28 August 2004 ]
 
[Will be honored at our next reunion ]
 

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HAYGOOD, Bill ( ETC 68-70 ) MT
rockaway@haygood.org.uk
 
 
 
 

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HEAVENS, Terry ( FNEM 69 ) CA
theavens@verizon.net
 
 
 
 

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HEDRICK, Edward (Gail)
( EN3 66-68 ) Connecticut [R]

Updated Jul 20, 2012
mr-1 retired 1995 assigned r-2 shop supervisor working for GE and own own landscaping service in CT. Tracen at garage . Lima-59 QM1 williams DI. On CGC Rockaway 1966-1968
Transferred Jan 1968 to CGtracen Garage 1968-1969. Joined USNR 1977, retired 1995 as MR-1, assiged to USS Orion AS-18 Lamaddelena Italy. Have lots of pics of Rock including yards when lost the mount. Was baby on second shellback after Stan Fletcher.
hope to make reunion in Wilmington
had stroke Dec 06 2010 doing better now
orion-4ever1@hotmail,com
 

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HEMMING, William C (LCDR 60 ) New York
 
 
 
 

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HENDERSHOT, Dale (FNEN 71-72)
Updated Jun 04, 2015
The Rockaway was my first ship out of A school and I was on the decommissioning crew. Great times only regret is I missed some good cruises before I was stationed there. We had a great crew!
dhendershot69@gmail.com
 

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HERMAN, Marc (SA 71-72) New York
Reported aboard in Curtis Bay MD drydocks right out of boot camp,made the Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Barbados cruises,became a Shellback August 71, Decommissioned her in Jan 72 at Governors Island NY. After I separated I went to work for the Governors Island Ferry for 20 years. I now work on the Staten Island Ferry.
Daspyder@aol.com
 
 

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HERNANDEZ, Ralph "Chico" (SA 69-71) FL
Updated May 23, 2009
Well and alive.Left my birth town of NYC in 1974 came down to south Florida married for 27yrs. two sons (trying to get them to join the Guard)living in, owner of a small business for the past 25 years.Never Better Thanks Ralph
Also on the USCG Half Moon's(I served 1 1/2yrs)
alfaelectronics1@hotmail.com
 
 

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HESS, Dave ( EM2 59-62 ) PA
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
 
 
 

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HIGBEE, Colonel Charles ( SNQM 68-70 ) Pennsylvania
Updated Mar 12, 2011
1967-71 Served as enlisted man in US Coast Guard
1974-77 Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO: Business Admin. BA
1979-present U.S. Army
Plat. Ldr. C Company 3rd Bn, 87th Inf. Div. USAR Fort Carson, CO
81-82 S-1/Adj. 3rd Bn. 187th Inf. Div, Fort Campbell, KY
82-June CDR, C Company 1st Bn 503rd Inf. FT Campbell, KY
84-86 Comptroller, 5TH SFG (A), Fort Bragg, NC
86-88 CDR, ODA 532, 5th SFG (A), Fort Campbell, KY
88-89 CDR, SVC CO, 5th SFG (A), Fort Campbell, KY
90-91 XO, 1ST Bn, 10th SFG (A), Bad Toelz, Germany
91-92 CDR, C Co, 1st Bn, 10th SFG (A), Boeblingen, Germany
92-93 Dep. SOCOORD, V Corps, Franfurt, Germany
93-95 Chief Trng. Div, USASOC, Fort Bragg, NC
95-96 Dep. CDR 3rd SFG (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC
96-98 CDR, 2nd Bn. 1st SFG (ABN), Fort Lewis, WA
98-99 CHIEF, SOCOORD, I Corps, Fort Lewis, WA
99-20 US Army War College: MSS, Carlisle, PA
00-02 Asst. ST FOR REQ Strategic Planning, USAE, OSD, Washington, DC
02 Director, Joint Intra-Agency Spt. Br. CSL, USAWC, Carlisle Barracks, PA
02-04 Director Special Operation, DMSPO, USAWC, Carlisle Barracks, PA
04-08: Chairman, DAA, USAWC, Carlisle Barracks, PA
2008 Retired as Colonel (O-6) US Army. 32 yrs active service (USCG and US Army). Total 37 years (with reserve time).
Now reside in Steilacoom, WA.
Special Qualifications: Jumpmaster
Campaigns: Operation Provide Comfort and Operation Uphold Democracy.
He and his wife Christy have two daughters: Sally and Katrina
Married a shipmate's sister 31 years ago. We are still married and enjoying life as a career Army Special Forces Officer and family. QMCS Miller would never have believed it!
Charles W. Higbee
SNQM
USCGC Rockaway
68-70
charley.higbee@carlisle.army.mil

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HIGHBERG, Jr., Nels P "Tex" (HMC)
Pennsylvania [R]

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Crossed over the Bar Mar 11, 2014
Birth: Dec. 12, 1919 Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 2014, Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,

"Nels P. 'Tex' Highberg, Jr., 94, formerly of Miriam ­Circle, East Petersburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy, PA. He was born in Palacios, TX, one of 11 children to the late Nels P. Highberg, Sr. and Mary O'Linda (LeCompte) Highberg. Tex was married Dec. 15, 1946 to Irene (White) Highberg; they were married for 67 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Nels P. Highberg III married to Linda of Michigan and Eric L. Highberg married to Katrina of Lancaster. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, John, Sherry and Errol, and 1 great granddaughter, Faith.

Mr. Highberg retired from the US Coast Guard as Chief Hospital Corpsman, serving 1949-1963. He also proudly served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater as a medic 1940-1949. During the Depression, he served 2 enlistments with the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lancaster, F&AM Lodge #28 of New York, Lititz VFW and AARP.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE with military honors will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 AM from Riverview Burial Park, South Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. Please omit flowers. Donations in Tex's name may be made to HonortheSoldier.Org, Hospice & Community Care, or Meals on Wheels.
Young Funeral Home - Website: http://www.youngfuneralhome.com Phone: 717-299-7371 Address: 317 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602" Lancaster Newspapers Inc., Intelligencer Journal / Lancaster New Era Lancaster Pennsylvania Thursday March 13 2014
 

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HILL, Harry "Tom" ( SK1 65-66 ) Virginia
Bhill@tcyorktown.uscg.mil
 
 
 
 

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HILLNER, Bill ( SNSO 68-70 ) PA
BillH@psu.edu
 
 
 
 

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HOOD, Vincent H. ( SN 68-70 ) Virginia
sshood5@cox.net
 
 
 
 

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HOOPER, Terry ( EM2 68-70 ) Wisconsin
Updated Nov 30, 2010
Came aboard from EM school in Aug '68. Made the Africa, Barbados, and Europe trip. Left in Sept, '70 for Sandy Hook, NJ. Seen some of the world and learned how to be an EM from Chief Lasser. Good web site.
th367163@att.net
 

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HOOSIER, Dale CWO (? ?) Minnesota [R]
 
 
 
 

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HOWARD, James "Al" ( EN3 62-64 ) Florida
Updated Jun 19, 2007
Reported aboard CGC Rockaway directly from Boot Camp
Transferred to Loran Station BIORKA in Alaska 1965
Transferred to Base Sault Ste. Marie, and discharged in May 1966
jah5905@aol.com)
 
 

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HUCK, Ralph E LCDR ( 55-57 ) Virginia
 
 
 
 

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HUDDY, Stephen (Susan)
( BM3 64-68 ) Ohio

Updated Jun 19, 2007
I am really looking forward to this reunion.My " banana port" days on the Rock are some of my best memories.
huddymoto@yahoo.com
 
 

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HUFF, Robert O. MKCM ( EN2 51 ) Virginia [R]
You have an outstanding website that is a credit to the "ROCK" and her crew(s). The Rockaway was a proud great United States Coast Guard Cutter. I'll go through the papers I have and see if I can provide you names of crew members.
ROH1@aol.com
 
 

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HUNTER, F. Dore' CDR (LTJG 56-58) Massachusetts [R]
After career in USCG, became a civil trial lawyer.
Now retired from both careers, he currently serves as an
elected town official (Selectman) in Acton, Massachusetts.
It was great to see this web page dedicated to the ROCKAWAY. Having made two cadet cruises in her and then serving my first tour at sea in her as an officer I remember her very well. I later returned to another 311, COOS BAY, and made her last Weather Patrol in her as a LCDR back in the same job I had had in ROCKAWAY as a LTJG, Operations Officer & Navigator.
DoreHunter@aol.com
 

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HUTTON, Clyde R  LT ( W2 66-68 ) Washington [R]
SEBAGO (WPG-42) SA,FA,FN Boston, MA 1953-1954
SEBAGO (WPG-42) FN,MM3,MM2 Mobile, AL 1954-1955
OWASCO (WPG-39) MM2,MM1 New London, CN 1955-1956
HEATHER (WLB-331) MM1 San Pedro, CA 1956-1959
PONCHARTRAIN (WPG-70) MM1 Long Beach, CA 1959
BIBB (WPG-31) MM1 Boston, MM 1959-1962
WINNEBAGO (WPG-40) MM1>MMC Honolulu, HI 1962-1964
MIO PORTSMOUTH, VA. MMC, W1 Norfolk, VA 1964-1966
ROCKAWAY (WAVP-377) W1, W2 Staten Island, NY 1966-1968
PLANETREE (WLB-307) W2 Honolulu, HI 1968-1969
NAVAL ENGINEERING W2,W3, LT Honolulu, HI 1969-1970
MIO LT Honolulu, HI 1970-1971
MIO LT Seattle, WA 1971-1975
USCG/RETIRED 6/1/75 Redmond, WA 23 YEARS 1952-1975
Chief Engineer for Alaska Marine Highway 21 Years 1975-1996
50th Anniversary 29 August 2004 with Barbara & Family, Seattle, WA
Renewed vows at Maile Gardens, Hale Koa Honolulu, HI 9/7/04
4 kids, 12 grandkids, 12 great-grandkids and still growing

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ILGEN, Dale D. (Jane)
( EN3 54-56 ) Wisconsin

Updated Jun 19, 2007
Would enjoying hearing from anyone I served with 55&56
djilgen@grantsburgtelcom.net
 
 
 
 

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JACKMAN, George E CDR (? ?) Washington [R]
 
 
 
 

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JACKSON, Brian M (? ?) Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 

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JACOBS, Will ( RM2 52-55 ) ? Trying to locate Mike Trunkes who was RM on CGC Rockway and Ted Waxman YN2 also on Rockaway
wjman86@aol.com
 
 
 

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JACQUES, Les G. ( SN 68-70 ) New York
 
 
 
 

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JAMES, John ( DC2 68-70 ) New Hampshire
 
 
 
 

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JAMES, Robert Bernard ( SN 55-56 )
Updated Feb. 10, 2013
Crossed over the Bar Jan 16 2012
 
 
 
 

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JAMMINSON, Jimmie ( BT3 59-60 ) TX
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
 
 
 

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JARVI, Joel N ( EN3, 62-63 ) Michigan
Updated Oct 12, 2016
CG Station Marquette, MI
CG Station Grand Haven, MI
CG Light Station Point Betsie, MI
Retired from Iron Mine as Mechanic in 1998
Retired from Michigan National Guard after 17 years
jjarvi125@gmail.com

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JENSEN, Julius "Jay" ( EN to BT3 59-63 ) New York
Updated Jun 04, 2015
I see a few guys on the list that were on the ship at the same time I was and would like to hear from them. I have been in contact with Wendell Walker almost every day by e-mail who was also on the ship at the same time. Anyone ever see Ronnie Green or know where he is? He was the best man at my wedding. It was a military wedding and a lot of you were there. I am still kicking and ride one of my Harleys every day weather permitting and still with the same wife. Remember Marge?
Have kept in contact with several of the guys who were on board at the same time and we go back and forth every day. Would like to hear from some others.
The web page has brought back a lot of memories and contacts with old friends from the ship.
Anyone out there know of Ronnie Green BM lived in Jersey Herby Crate EN lived in Texas Jeff Freeland EN lived in Jersey John Wettingfield BT lived in Long Island
See Photos at the ScrapBook Section
1959 1963 Jensen
jharlley@yahoo.com
 
 

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JERNIGAN, James W. ( BT3 66-70 ) N.C.
James.W.Jernigan@uscg.mil
 
 
 
 

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JOHNSON Ed ( ? ? ) ?
 
 
 
 

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JOHNSTON Cliff ( DC2 65-68 ) CA
Updated Jun 01, 2006
Glad I found this site.
I have many fond memory's aboard the Rockaway, from the storm in the north Atlantic which caused considerable damage (late 1965), to the cadet cruise in the great lakes, Gitmo, and the three oceanographic cruises we made. I was transferred to Captain of the Port, N.Y in the late spring of 1968 and discharged in July. I spent the next 3 years as a sheet metal apprentice, until I got the urge to go back in the Coast Guard, in the spring of 1971. I was stationed on the USCGC Magnolia, it was decommissioned 3 months later. I was transfered to Group Monterrey, made first class a month latter, and stayed there until I was discharged in 1974. My wife and I moved to Rohnert Park, Ca. at that time and finished my apprenticeship. I retired from the sheet metal trade in March 2002. I would love to here from anyone who served with me aboard the Rockaway.
cajhiker@sbcglobal.net
 


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