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Date: :   9/22/2008
Name: :   randy scott
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   9/67-9/68
Rank/Rate/Department: :   rmsn/operations
E-Mail Address: :   scarecrow9451@comcast.net
Residence: City, State: :   LYNNWOOD WA
Comments/Message: :   DIDN/T CONTRIBUTE MUCH.. ALWAYS WONDERING ABT JJ MOORMAN..SRY ABT K.URBAN..
Date: :   8 Aug 2008
Name: :   Warren Althouse
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   64-66 Feb
Rank/Rate/Department: :   SK-3 S-1
E-Mail Address: :   warrenpatx@hotmail.com
Residence: City, State: :   Luling , Tx
Comments/Message: :   Missed the reunion in Tx 2006 but have been over to Nimitz Musuem twice since then, Ships plaque relly looks good in its place on the wall of honor.
Date: :   08-22-08
Name: :   jim jordan
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   
Rank/Rate/Department: :   rm-2 OC div
E-Mail Address: :   j-bjordan@msn.com
Residence: City, State: :   coupeville, Wa.
Comments/Message: :   I am not a Rainier shipmate but am looking for a brother radioman who served around 1957-58. His name is Tom P. Kelly from N.J. Anyone know his whereabouts? Thank you, Jim Jordan U.S.S. Cavalier APA-37 1957-1960
Date: :   august 7th, 2008
Name: :   william bill gohde
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   
Rank/Rate/Department: :   bm3
E-Mail Address: :   gohde4U@aol.com
Residence: City, State: :   weehawken/hoboken
Comments/Message: :   uss mazama just check out you web site very nice, aboard the ae9 1965/1968 bm3...see you in kentucky 08
Date: :   8/6/08
Name: :   Frank Ushler
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   65/68
Rank/Rate/Department: :   BM2 2nd Div.
E-Mail Address: :   Ushler@aol.com
Residence: City, State: :   Fremont Ca.
Comments/Message: :   Im still looking for EDDIE Simpson, Jack Kinion and Paul Davis. from my time on board. Their from Mississippi and Arkans/Like to know how their doing now.
Date: :   July 20,2008
Name: :   Robert Merical
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   51 & 53
Rank/Rate/Department: :   Seaman
E-Mail Address: :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Residence: City, State: :   Sibley.Iowa
Comments/Message: :   What a great feeeling to have people come upto me and shake my hand when they see the cap i am wearing that says the USS Rainier AE-5, ,even hand one guy say he was a old AE5 man!!
Date: :   20 July 2008
Name: :   Mike Klein
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1960-1964
Rank/Rate/Department: :   Bt3
E-Mail Address: :   mklein2@charter.net
Residence: City, State: :   Gold Beach Oregon
Comments/Message: :   I visit our website often and check for updates. Iam never disappointed.. Does anyone have photos of the engine room ,main engines or boiler room of the Rainier? Let me know if anyone does..
Date: :   7-7-2008
Name: :   Bob Ridenour
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1958-1962
Rank/Rate/Department: :   seaman 2nd. Div boat crew
E-Mail Address: :   bebo41@wmconnect.com
Residence: City, State: :   skiatook,ok.
Comments/Message: :   looking forward to the reunion.
Date: :   6/30/08
Name: :   Jim Schwerdtfeger
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   
Rank/Rate/Department: :   
E-Mail Address: :   manster705@sbcglobal.net
Residence: City, State: :   Des Plaines, IL
Comments/Message: :   Just wondering if anyone out there remembers my dad, Henry Herman Schwerdtfeger (approximately 1945 - 1947). He was on the USS Rainier. Thanks.
Date: :   6/24/08
Name: :   Riley Bird Young
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   Aug 66-June69
Rank/Rate/Department: :   SHL3 Supply
E-Mail Address: :   rileyyoung@bellsouth.net
Residence: City, State: :   Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Comments/Message: :   Im ready for one more WesPac! My favorite words were: Commence holiday routine, liberty call and mess gear.
Date: :   June 19, 2008
Name: :   Chris Seger
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   Jan 62 to Aug 64
Rank/Rate/Department: :   Lt.(j.g.) EOD, Gunnery
E-Mail Address: :   cnseger@comcast,net
Residence: City, State: :   Houston, Texas
Comments/Message: :   Bob Langston and I are talking about going to the Chattanooga reunion. Would like to hear from other 60-65 AE-5 shipmates.
Date: :   June 18, 2008
Name: :   Bobby Clements
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   62-66
Rank/Rate/Department: :   RM-2
E-Mail Address: :   dixiecop@hotmail.com
Residence: City, State: :   Moody Alabama
Comments/Message: :   I just received an email from Katie who is the Daughter of one of our shipmates from the Nam era. Ken Urban was a Radioman on the USS Rainier AE-5 during the mid 60s. He has died of natural causes while he was at sea on a fishing trip to Hawaii with his
Date: :   Sat June 7, 2008
Name: :   Douglas Sommerfeld
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   8-61 to 8-64
Rank/Rate/Department: :   FTG 2
E-Mail Address: :   switchgearguy@hughes.net
Residence: City, State: :   Acampo, CA
Comments/Message: :   I found two names that i would like to hear back from: Gary Copeland, & Frank Steed. And anyone else that knew me that would like to chat.
Date: :   
Name: :   Paul Clement
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   N/A
Rank/Rate/Department: :   HM3
E-Mail Address: :   Pclement@astound.net
Residence: City, State: :   Walnut Creek, CA
Comments/Message: :   Great site. I was on the Tuna, (AE-22 Mauna Kea). Ive been working with John Cokos on his website and he has included a link to your. Again great work.
Date: :   25 April 2008
Name: :   Raymond E. Wiedman
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1960
Rank/Rate/Department: :   
E-Mail Address: :   phiwie@msn.com
Residence: City, State: :   Denver Colorado
Comments/Message: :   anyone remember me ??
Date: :   22 Apr. 08
Name: :   Gene Chambers
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   Apr 51-Jan53
Rank/Rate/Department: :   IC2
E-Mail Address: :   gchambers@iolaks.com
Residence: City, State: :   Carlyle, KS.
Comments/Message: :   Going to be a great Reunion in TENN. Many new Xrainier Sailors will be showning up. Oct12-14-08.
Date: :   9APR08
Name: :   Owens, S. L.
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   Jun 63 to Jun 65
Rank/Rate/Department: :   GMT3 3rd Div
E-Mail Address: :   kanzs@sssnet.com
Residence: City, State: :   Massillon, Oh
Comments/Message: :   What ever happened to Chico, the 5ft BM
Date: :   4/1/2008
Name: :   Phillip Collier
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1967 - 1968
Rank/Rate/Department: :   GMG3
E-Mail Address: :   philcollier1949@yahoo.com
Residence: City, State: :   Anderson, MO
Comments/Message: :   
Date: :   Mar 25, 2008
Name: :   Jim Blackston
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   May 1965-Jan 1968
Rank/Rate/Department: :   DK2
E-Mail Address: :   jim_blackston@sbcglobal.net
Residence: City, State: :   Columbus, OH
Comments/Message: :   I had great memories from my time served on the Rainier. I was onboard when we were making runs from Subic Bay to transfer ammunition to aircraft carriers in the South China Sea. We also spend time in Port Chicago, CA. I just recently retired as a account
Date: :   29 Feb 08
Name: :   OWENS, S.L.
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   AUG 63 TO JUN65
Rank/Rate/Department: :   GMT3 / 3RD DIV
E-Mail Address: :   KANZS1@AOL.COM
Residence: City, State: :   MASSILLON, OH
Comments/Message: :   
Date: :   2/22/08
Name: :   Mel Moll
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   Oct 60 - Mar 61
Rank/Rate/Department: :   EM2 Eng.
E-Mail Address: :   melsbells2@bellsouth.net
Residence: City, State: :   Sugar Hill, GA
Comments/Message: :   Although I was on her for only 6 month, had a good time. Showing Movies on the Cargo Hatch, the projection room loaded with old radio show platters, like records only 1/4 thick. The Shore Patrol in downtown Port Chicago was choice watch. What with 1 Resta
Date: :   03 FEB 08
Name: :   Robert Williamson
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1966-1967
Rank/Rate/Department: :   SF1/Repair
E-Mail Address: :   bobnmarsha@netdirect.net
Residence: City, State: :   Fishers, IN
Comments/Message: :   
Date: :   1/03/2008
Name: :   George Reed
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   7/68 to decommission
Rank/Rate/Department: :   DC2 R Division
E-Mail Address: :   cob2mo@marktwain.net
Residence: City, State: :   Philadelphia, Missouri
Comments/Message: :   What a great site. I found pictures of a lot of old friends and a few old enemies. Thanks for all your work. It was great serving with all of you.
Date: :   jan. 2nd 2008
Name: :   jimmy pigron
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1961 1963
Rank/Rate/Department: :   bm 3 2nd div
E-Mail Address: :   rainier1940@yauhoo.com
Residence: City, State: :   maurice louisiana 70555
Comments/Message: :   i am not a comp.wiz i just found this sight. it is great. hey mike klein that cake recipe is one good cake.thanks alot and god bless.
Date: :   27 Dec 2007
Name: :   Charles H. Smith Jr
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   Oct 2007 - Present
Rank/Rate/Department: :   3/O Cargo lic 2nd Mate
E-Mail Address: :   chsmith@nethere.com
Residence City, State: :   San Diego CA
Comments: :   Great Ship & Crew
Date: :   23 Dec 2007
Name: :   Mike Klein
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1960-1964
Rank/Rate/Department: :   Bt 3 B div
E-Mail Address: :   mklein2@charter.net
Residence City, State: :   Gold Beach Oregon
Comments: :   Wayne Johnson is Curently in the Minneapolis Minn, Veterans Hospital Iam sure he would like to hear from many of you his addres is as follows Minneapolis VA Medical Center ,,One Veterans Drive Minneapolis Minnesota 55417 his room is 1E 113
Date: :   12-23-07
Name: :   robert merical
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1951&1952
Rank/Rate/Department: :   seaman
E-Mail Address: :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Residence City, State: :   sibley,iowa
Comments: :   Shipmate Dick Hemingway passing away.
Date: :   22 Dec 07
Name: :   Andy Stavig
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   May 69 to Aug 70
Rank/Rate/Department: :   QM3
E-Mail Address: :   astavig@comcast.net
Residence City, State: :   MPLS, MN
Comments: :   
First Name: :   tommy
Last Name: :   channell
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1964-feb 1965
Rank/Rate/Department :   pn3
EMail Address :   bostonsw@aol.com
Present City, State :   memphis, tn
Comments: :   
First Name: :   Mike
Last Name: :   Klein
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1960-1964
Rank/Rate/Department :   BT3
EMail Address :   mklein2@charter.net
Present City, State :   Gold Beach Oregon 97444
Comments: :   My new email address as of 1 January 1,
First Name: :   BOB
Last Name: :   RIDENOUR
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   1958-1962
Rank/Rate/Department :   SN
EMail Address :   BEBO41@WMCONNECT.COM
Present City, State :   SKIATOOK,OK
Comments: :   GREAT JOB !! HOW DO I SEND PICS?
First Name: :   Bill
Last Name: :   Welch
Dates of Service on Rainier: :   60-63
Rank/Rate/Department :   SN-RM2
EMail Address :   scrapped1@yahoo.com
Present City, State :   Locust Grove, OK 7432
Comments: :   Bob Ridenour hosted a fantastic reunion in Tulsa last month. It was great visiting with some of the old-timers that showed up.
Date :   8/15/07
Name :   James Spence
E mail :   qmcusn@earthlink.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1952-1956
Rate/ Rank :   QM1
Comments/ Message :   Just updating my email address.
Date :   5/13/2007
Name :   RON SCOTT
E mail :   RON61545@AOL.COM
Dates of Rainier Service :   65 AND 66
Rate/ Rank :   ETR3
Comments/ Message :   
Date :   April 21, 2007
Name :   Ernest Low
E mail :   ernie_low@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1966-1970
Rate/ Rank :   BM2
Comments/ Message :   Never knew Rainier had an official web page. Just logging in to see if any of you guys are out there. Served in First Division deck ape...thirty years are a long way back to remember. Got the web site from William Freeman. I remember you Bill!
Date :   4-21-07
Name :   richard d hilbert
E mail :   rchilbert@verzon.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1965-1967
Rate/ Rank :   bm-3
Comments/ Message :   hey all of the rainier shipmates i discovered a good chat room for ex militairy types have lots of fun in there its www.gunnychat.com come on in and talk to old ship mates
Date :   4/10/07
Name :   Frank Ushler
E mail :   Ushler@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65/68
Rate/ Rank :   BM2
Comments/ Message :   Just checking in, Hoped to see new names of shipmates we havnt heard from . Charlie Tremble, Bates, Fisher Apodaca,Simpson,Davis,ETC Where are you?
Date :   
Name :   Valintino
E mail :   valintino@qmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   
Comments/ Message :   Hello, Your site is great. Regards, Valintino Guxxi
Date :   5 April 07
Name :   Mike Klein
E mail :   mklein2@charter.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   60-64
Rate/ Rank :   BT3
Comments/ Message :   I always find something I missed each time I go thru the website. There is a small had full of from 60-64 that now call one another weekly partly if not all because of The Rainier website. A big thanks
Date :   03/10/2007
Name :   DAVID P CARTER
E mail :   sqeeks812@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1965-1967
Rate/ Rank :   sn-e3
Comments/ Message :   i would like to here from some of the guys i was on rainier with
Date :   2/10/07
Name :   Bill Kay
E mail :   bkj2629@earthlink.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   12/61-9/62
Rate/ Rank :   E1&E2 Deck Ape
Comments/ Message :   I was aboard for the 62 West Pack cruise and served with many good men.
  
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