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Date :   11/21/05
Name :   Riley Young
E mail :   rileyyoung@bellsouth.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1966-69
Rate/ Rank :   SHL3
Comments/ Message :   Lets get this rust bucket underway!
Date :   11/21/05
Name :   James Spence
E mail :   edspence33@earthlink.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951/56
Rate/ Rank :   QM1 Ret QMC
Comments/ Message :   Still alive and kicking, and if I stay that way ill see you in Huntsville, Ala
Date :   11-15-2005
Name :   Robert J.Merical
E mail :   bemercal@hickoryteck.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   Korea
Rate/ Rank :   Seaman
Comments/ Message :   I have read the book by Steven J. Temple, We Deliver You Fire and now I am reading it again,really a great book, also ordered a new baseball cap with the Rainier AE-5 on it, got it today and it is a nice looking cap. Have a lot of pictures taken on the R
Date :   4 Nov 05
Name :   Chambers Gene lester
E mail :   gchambers@iolaks.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   51-53
Rate/ Rank :   IC2 now IC1
Comments/ Message :   Reunion is over at Branson, Mo Hope every one will think about The next one to be in Huntville AL Start making PLANS new PRESIDENT
Date :   10-22-05
Name :   Robert Merical
E mail :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951 1952
Rate/ Rank :   seaman
Comments/ Message :   The wife and I have both read the book, We Deliver You Fire, by Steven J. Temple, really a great book.well worth the money.I have alot of Rainier pictures,will be glad to send them to those who want to see them.
Date :   10/21/05
Name :   Frank Ushler
E mail :   Ushler@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65/68
Rate/ Rank :   BM2
Comments/ Message :   How about you guys digging out some of those old pictures in the closet and attic fadding away and putting them on the web page. Wewould all like to see them.
Date :   Oct 7, 2005
Name :   Jim Davis
E mail :   jdavis15@hvc.rr.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   Sep 65 to Sep 67
Rate/ Rank :   PN3
Comments/ Message :   I remember sending a lot of guys home early, till they caught up with me in T reasure Island. OH BOY
Date :   10/02/2005
Name :   terry ward
E mail :   tladdybuck@netzero.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1969-1970
Rate/ Rank :   bm / sn
Comments/ Message :   great site.i enjoy coming back to it often
Date :   9-30-05
Name :   Willie (Ski) Zukosky
E mail :   williez@willie.cc
Dates of Rainier Service :   1968-1970
Rate/ Rank :   EN3 (A Gang)
Comments/ Message :   Just a quick ahoy to all you swabs. Did anyone gain weight, or is it just me???
Date :   9-23-05
Name :   Richard D Hilbert
E mail :   rdhilbert@verizon.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1965-1967
Rate/ Rank :   bm-3
Comments/ Message :   hi guys still sailing just got back hope to make to a reunion some time. sorry was at sea this year. any plans of having it in tampa a great city..
Date :   sept. 04, 2005
Name :   Larry E. Fuller
E mail :   4by4lar@cox.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1960-1961
Rate/ Rank :   YN3
Comments/ Message :   yeoman to deck lieutenant Lockwood
Date :   8-24-05
Name :   Robert Merical
E mail :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   51-54
Rate/ Rank :   SN
Comments/ Message :   I have many,many pictures of the Rainier and the deck force at work,would be real glad to hear from any ship mates that served aboard from 1951 to 1954. I still have one of the ash trays that says Korea on it,and the picture of the Rainer on it,it has
Date :   8/30/05
Name :   Frank Ushler
E mail :   Ushler@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65/68
Rate/ Rank :   BM2
Comments/ Message :   There will be a Book Signing inside Pizza Italia in Fremont Ca on 9/17/05 We Deliver You Fire By Steven Temple, Remember part of the money goes to Aid Veterans familys of Irac and Afganistan who were killed in action
Date :   08/24/05
Name :   James Conrod
E mail :   Jamesconrod@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   6/68 - 4/69
Rate/ Rank :   Seaman
Comments/ Message :   I worked on deck force and was also a signalman on the Unreps. I went on to become a Radarman 3rd class at Naval Air Technical Training Center in Glynco, Ga where I served as a Guided Missile Frigate Mock-up Supervisor for air and sea combat drills. Then
Date :   24 Aug 05
Name :   Gene Chambers
E mail :   gchambers@iolaks.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   51-53
Rate/ Rank :   IC2
Comments/ Message :   Time is short for the Reunion. We can take forms till about the 15th of Sept05. Time is now for the best Remember 6-7-8 Oct 50 is the Rainier Reunion Ya all come
Date :   8-5-05
Name :   Jerry richardson
E mail :   jrichard@coxinet.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1963
Rate/ Rank :   Gunnery Officer
Comments/ Message :   I have just finished reading the book by Steve Temple. I enjoyed it very much. I left the ship in June 1963 and missed him by a little over two years. I am assuming that he must have served with some of the men that come on board during the latter part
Date :   July 27, 2005
Name :   Bobby Clements
E mail :   dixiecop@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   10-62 thru 8-66
Rate/ Rank :   RM-2
Comments/ Message :   I just went through the people in this log and I saw John Daigle, who was one of the 2 ETs that we had on our last tour to Westpac in 65/66, the other ET being McLaughlin. Daigle I have several good pictures of you and I and the several of the other Radio
Date :   july 27,2005
Name :   joseph appelt
E mail :   bfajpa@boernenet.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   0/51 - 3/54
Rate/ Rank :   bm-3great
Comments/ Message :   great web site
Date :   7/26/05
Name :   Bill Welch
E mail :   scrap2cat@yahoo.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   60-63
Rate/ Rank :   Sn-RM2
Comments/ Message :   have been out of the loop for a couple of years, glad to be back in touch
Date :   7/25/05
Name :   Frank Ushler
E mail :   Ushler@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65/68
Rate/ Rank :   BM2
Comments/ Message :   Checking the log to see who still around . Im still looging for Eddie Sims, Jack Kynion , and the Arkanas boys They should make it to the reunion
Date :   07/15/2005
Name :   Joe lenz
E mail :   jel@atmc.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   65-67
Rate/ Rank :   SM#
Comments/ Message :   Trying to get intouch with Rick Surran, His email comes back to me. Anyone who is in contact with Rick ,Please give him my NEW EMAIL..jel@atmc.net GREAT SITE ENJOY IT....
Date :   7/9/05
Name :   ROGER PHILLIPS
E mail :   phillips_roger@yahoo.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   MAY 68 TO MAY 70
Rate/ Rank :   CS3
Comments/ Message :   I HAVE SIGNED THE OLD GUEST LOG BEFORE. I STILL ENJOY LOOKING AT THIS SITE. THREE DAYS AGO I CHECKED THIS SITE AND FOUND OUT ABOUT THE BOOK THAT STEVE TEMPLE PUBLISHED. WE DELIVER YOU FIRE. I ORDERED TWO HARD BACK COPIES THAT DAY FROM THE PUBLSIHER.ONE FO
Date :   6/27/05
Name :   John Weise
E mail :   johlene@direcway.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951----1953
Rate/ Rank :   SN---FN
Comments/ Message :   Just looking for past shipmates. interesting tour on Rainier. I retired in 1970 as EMC SS from the submarine service. Served only on the diesel boats. Always enjoy this site.
Date :   6/22/05
Name :   jon veeder
E mail :   sveeder@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1963-1966
Rate/ Rank :   ltjg
Comments/ Message :   any shipmates out there...Buz, segar, carl holms, tooms, leo . pete french...don glover, et al.. Oh those China nights....and those eod tad poles swimming under the ship, ie chris segar, etc...
Date :   June 20, 2005
Name :   Donald Coster Sr.
E mail :   
Dates of Rainier Service :   1943 to Sept 1945
Rate/ Rank :   2nd class radioman
Comments/ Message :   Don passed away 6/1/05
Date :   6-4-2005
Name :   Daniel Cook
E mail :   dclee1948@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1966-69
Rate/ Rank :   GMG2
Comments/ Message :   I served aboard the Rainier in 1966-1968 and was the GunnersMate on mount port stern dont remember the #. From the Rainier I volunteered for Special Forces aboard the PBRs where I served in CanTho Vietnam. Was shot several times and am now living in Cali
Date :   June 5, 2005
Name :   Roger Dereske
E mail :   
Dates of Rainier Service :   Serverd on other ships 61-69
Rate/ Rank :   DC-2
Comments/ Message :   Nice informative website...should be of interest to all Navy Veterans... visit one of my ships, http://www.ussmills.net/ or http://www.ussmills.com/default.asp
Date :   June 2005
Name :   Vandra Morgan
E mail :   Vandra@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   Looking for 1960s-1971
Rate/ Rank :   unknown
Comments/ Message :   Im looking for anyone that knew or knows Joseph Benjamin Davis. He served on the U.S.S. Rainier in the sixties until retirement in 1971. Hes my half-sisters (Jeannette L. Davis) father, and shed really like to meet him while they are both still around to
Date :   6/1/05
Name :   James Spence
E mail :   edspence33@earthlink.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951/56
Rate/ Rank :   QM1
Comments/ Message :   It has been a long time since I gave my last salute, and departed.
Date :   5/30/05
Name :   Robin
E mail :   robin65@cableone.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   
Comments/ Message :   I want to thankyou for emailing me & inviting me to your wonderful site! Thankyou first & formost to you & all those who served aboard this fine ship for defending my freedom! I am so thankful to ALL of you! You have such a wonderful site & it has indeed
Date :   5/26/05
Name :   Frank Ushler
E mail :   Ushler@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65/68
Rate/ Rank :   BM2 Second Div.
Comments/ Message :   Please check your pictures for names and States. I know we have alot of shipmates in our next reunion area of KC OAK Mississippi and surrounding States. Just give these guys a call , Im sure alot of them dont know we have reunions , Husbands and wives.Wea
Date :   May 9-2005
Name :   Moore, Alan C. AE15 WW2
E mail :   acmoore@ufl.edu
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   
Comments/ Message :   Fine site & thanks for the plug for AE Sailors Association. I was proud indeed to be its Pres in 200
Date :   11 Apr o5
Name :   Gene Chambers
E mail :   gchambers@iolaks.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   51-53
Rate/ Rank :   IC2
Comments/ Message :   Andy Stavig your Email came back Could U correct it so us Zrainier Sailor can get hold of U Reunion is in OCT 05 Conact Me for added INfo Fair seas everyone
Name :   wayne mercer
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   wmercer@peoplepc.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   
Comments/ Message :   My dad served on this ship in the late 60/ early 70, I was just looking in on his history,(DCSC Gerald R Mercer). Any info would be apprieciated.( he is still with us) Wayne (wmercer@peoplepc.com)
Name :   wayne mercer
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   wmercer@peoplepc.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   
Comments/ Message :   My dad served on this ship in the late 60/ early 70, I was just looking in on his history,(DCSC Gerald R Mercer). Any info would be apprieciated.( he is still with us) Wayne
Name :   Chris Seger
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   cseger@houston.rr.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1 January 1962
Rate/ Rank :   6 August 1964
Comments/ Message :   I want Paul Tyson's e-mail because I want to see the complete page of the 1963 Plan of the Day; I think I'm cut off at the bottom of the list of CDO's. Chris Seger
Name :   Guillermo Camargo Jr.
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   Guill36398@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   none
Rate/ Rank :   none
Comments/ Message :   I just came by this site to se if I could find a old high school friend. I will continue to come to this website to read more about yuor historic ship.
Name :   charlie Hoyle
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   gorbyhoyle@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   E3
Comments/ Message :   I realy like your web site.I served aboard the Vesuvius 1964-1968.So this site does bring home memories.Thankyou
Name :   Larry Kepler
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   kaldkl @aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   6/66-1/68
Rate/ Rank :   SA/66 GMG3/Oct.67
Comments/ Message :   just found the web site while doing research on WWII. great site i will be back often. Even found my picture when i was in the deck gang back in 67. We had some great times on that west pac. of course after 34 years you forget some of the details.
Name :   Joe Lenz
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   jelenz@optonline.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   May 65- Feb 67
Rate/ Rank :   SM3
Comments/ Message :   Great duty...................... Great bunch of guys.................
Name :   Joe Lenz
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   jelenz@optonline.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   May 65- Feb 67
Rate/ Rank :   SM3
Comments/ Message :   Great duty...................... Great bunch of guys.................
Name :   Ron Parker
Your Home Page URL :   www.geocities.com/rcwpca
E mail :   rcwpca@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   n/a
Rate/ Rank :   Sgt.
Comments/ Message :   I've been to a lot of sites and yoours is the most fun, most interesting, most informative I have been to. Love it. Keep it up. Ron Parker
Name :   John Daigle
Your Home Page URL :   www.firesims.com
E mail :   jjcricket@juno.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1963-64
Rate/ Rank :   etn/3c
Comments/ Message :   great web site. I was aboard when JFK was shot. We unrep-ed the maddox & Turner Joy off Vietnam. (The tonkin gulf incident)
Name :   pete popoff
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   fishinfarmer@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1959
Rate/ Rank :   ships service 3rd class barber
Comments/ Message :   went overseas in 59--we went to nagasaki on a goodwill tour--had orphans come aboard and we fed them--left nagasaki and we were in the middle of a typhoon--scarry, but the old ranier made it in flying colors--this is one memory ill never forget.
Name :   ANDY STAVIG
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   astavig@netzero.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   0569-0770
Rate/ Rank :   qm3
Comments/ Message :   
Name :   Rudy M. Fuentes
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   fuentes.r@nrst.navy.mil
Dates of Rainier Service :   no service date
Rate/ Rank :   sk3
Comments/ Message :   Wish everyone luck on the Rainier. I served on the USS TOLOVANA(AO-64). back in 1974.
Name :   Walt Wilson
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   walter9262@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   na
Rate/ Rank :   na
Comments/ Message :   My dad was on the Rainer in WWII through Korea, He passed away 2 1/2 years ago. His name was CWO Bartley S Wilson. I remember as a kid watching him come and go to the music of anchors aweigh. Some of his old shipmated or RVN era might remember that he was
Name :   Paul Gryniewicz
Your Home Page URL :   www.geocities.com/noxubeeaog56
E mail :   azgryn@prodigy.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   n/a
Rate/ Rank :   GMG3
Comments/ Message :   I just saw your web site and was impressed. I did not serve on Rainier. I was on the USS Noxubee AOG56 from 1969 t 1972. Thanks for your service both in the Navy and through this web page.
Name :   Steven Waggoner
Your Home Page URL :   none
E mail :   sjwagg@pacbell.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   none
Rate/ Rank :   none
Comments/ Message :   Hi my name is Steve waggoner, and I am the nephew of the web master I met Mr Bill Freeman in 1993 and if you love ships, I mean anything that floats and has guns mounted on it, or full of ammo for the gun, it don't matter, simple in clear Mr Bill Fre
Name :   Bill Freeman, Webmaster
Your Home Page URL :   
E mail :   wmfreeman@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   68-70
Rate/ Rank :   QM3
Comments/ Message :   Welcome ! The new Guest Log is now up and running. The old entries are in volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Archives.
  
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