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Date :   12 January 2007
Name :   Mike McDaniel
E mail :   michaeljames.az@cox.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   Dec 68 to Jun 70
Rate/ Rank :   LTJG
Comments/ Message :   Asst First Lt & Gunnery Officer
Date :   12 12 06
Name :   JOHN TANKERSLEY
E mail :   johntankersley3@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1960 1964
Rate/ Rank :   QM2
Comments/ Message :   have new e mail address katrina destroyed old computer would like to here from some of you guys
Date :   12-4-06
Name :   radie l harbour
E mail :   harbourradie@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1955 -1956
Rate/ Rank :   FMi
Comments/ Message :   I WAS ON HER WHEN SHE GOT A NEW BOILER AND MESTDECK IRUN THE BOILER THAT WAS MY JOB THERE WAS SOME BIG OLD DIESEL ENGINE ON HER I THINK 150 RPM WAS MAX I RETRIED IN 1973AS EN1 I AM 75 YEARS OLD NOW AND STILL THINK OF HER GOOD OLD GIRL
Date :   04 DEC2006
Name :   Mike Pilkington
E mail :   eaglesexpressdsm@wmconnect.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   9-69 toDe-Commission
Rate/ Rank :   E-1, E-2, E-1, E-2 Up and Down
Comments/ Message :   Lots of old memories from My past. No pictures of me, but I would have broke camera anyway! Thank-you Capt America
Date :   10-07-06
Name :   denver scott
E mail :   geneguilford@hotmail .com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1945
Rate/ Rank :   BM 2
Comments/ Message :   
Date :   sept 15 2006
Name :   richard hilbert
E mail :   rdhilbert@verizon.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1965-1968
Rate/ Rank :   bm-3
Comments/ Message :   made my last trip on a ship going to go ashore for a while. and finally retire. 43 years at sea is long enough.. just got off of the usns mary sears in sasabo japan august. but the rainier will always be my first and best ship ever..
Date :   08/26/06
Name :   Franklin Steed
E mail :   susie205@earthlink,net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1960 to 1964
Rate/ Rank :   GMG3
Comments/ Message :   I have just started making contact with some of my old shipmates. Looking forward to more contacts updates. Would like to contact J. Luther, T.A. Harrell
Date :   08/25/06
Name :   Paul J. McDonnell
E mail :   SWABBIE111@COX.NET
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951/1953
Rate/ Rank :   BMG3
Comments/ Message :   
Date :   21 AUG 2006
Name :   Jack Frost
E mail :   jackfrost@jackfrostaa.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   OCT 67 - AUG 68
Rate/ Rank :   BM3
Comments/ Message :   Great pages - thanx!
Date :   8 18 2006
Name :   f w schurwon
E mail :   fwschurwon@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1960 thru 1964
Rate/ Rank :   engineman
Comments/ Message :   please send me your add so I can send my 10 dollars. I relly like the site I have talked to a few of the old ship mates.hope to hear from you soon. Frank.
Date :   25 July 2006
Name :   Charlie Taliaferro
E mail :   ctaliaferro@kitchentablegang.org
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   
Comments/ Message :   AMERICAN FLAG RETIREMENT Dont throw that American flag into the trash! Do you have a old and frazzled flag thats laying around your office or home and you just dont know what to do with it? Then send it to us! We will properly dispose of it accordin
Date :   07/22/06
Name :   pete popoff
E mail :   fishinfarmer@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1959/1960
Rate/ Rank :   ss barber 3rd
Comments/ Message :   Went to Nagasaki on a good will tour--When through a typhoon--also went through the orient and met some great buddys.
Date :   7-19-2006
Name :   Willie Ski Zukosky
E mail :   williez@willie.cc
Dates of Rainier Service :   !968-Decom
Rate/ Rank :   EN3 (A gang)
Comments/ Message :   Just a quick hello to all of you swabbies. That was a hell of a time we had over there. Hard work, but hard play too.
Date :   July 9, 2006
Name :   James M. ODonnell
E mail :   None - currently
Dates of Rainier Service :   Dec. 64 - May 66
Rate/ Rank :   RM-3
Comments/ Message :   Nickname was OD. Great website. Enjoyed it alot. Will get back to all of you when I get my e-mail set up.
Date :   2006
Name :   Christian Alexander
E mail :   christian_alexander@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   2006
Rate/ Rank :   n/a
Comments/ Message :   great site! I liked the little picture on the start page.
Date :   7-5-06
Name :   ROBERT MERICAL
E mail :   BEMERCAL@HICKORYTECH.NET
Dates of Rainier Service :   I951
Rate/ Rank :   SEAMAN
Comments/ Message :   GREAT WEB SITE, 54 YEARS HAVE GONE BY SINCE i SERVED ON THE RAINIER AE-5, HELL TO GET OLD
Date :   7/1/06
Name :   Ken Urban
E mail :   ROBO4017@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65-68
Rate/ Rank :   RM3
Comments/ Message :   Just recieved a telephone call from Jim (OD) Odonnell. After forty years, it was great to hear from him. If anyone remembers him give him a call 570-579-4080, Im sure he would be glad to hear from you.
Date :   2006
Name :   Brianna Jeanette
E mail :   brianna_jeanette@comcast.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   2006
Rate/ Rank :   not now
Comments/ Message :   I like your page. It is a good one. Keep up the good work.
Date :   6/16/06
Name :   john dewitt
E mail :   jdewitt24@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   68-decommisioning
Rate/ Rank :   RMSN-RM2
Comments/ Message :   Please read Spanky Temples account of Rainiers duties in the Nam. It is all about what we did and how we did it. An accurate account of How it was
Date :   2006
Name :   Jose Nathaniel
E mail :   jose_nathaniel@hushmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   2006
Rate/ Rank :   N/A
Comments/ Message :   Very interesting website. Keep up the outstanding work and thank you...
Date :   06/13/06
Name :   Phil Collier
E mail :   mother_of_4_64831
Dates of Rainier Service :   1967-1970
Rate/ Rank :   GMG3
Comments/ Message :   This is my daughter in laws e-mail address. I dont have one yet.
Date :   June 10, 2006
Name :   O.R. Bobby Clements
E mail :   dixiecop@hotmail.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   10-62 thru 08-66
Rate/ Rank :   SA-RM-2
Comments/ Message :   I just heard from RM3 Jim (OD) Odonnell from Nesquhoning PA. Discharged AE-5 3-66. Home phone 570-645-6678. He was a great shipmate and pal.
Date :   06-09-2006
Name :   John Weise
E mail :   johlene@hughes.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951---1953
Rate/ Rank :   FN
Comments/ Message :   Old address--johlene@direcway.com new address--johlene@hughes.net Just looking,,,,,,Great site
Date :   05/23/2006
Name :   Frank Gonzales
E mail :   frank.gonzales89@irs.gov
Dates of Rainier Service :   1967 to 1968
Rate/ Rank :   MM E-3
Comments/ Message :   Need to contact former shipmates.
Date :   5/19/06
Name :   Skip Sander
E mail :   ussrankin@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   None, unfortunately
Rate/ Rank :   Former LTJG
Comments/ Message :   Im doing a naval history project, and Im very interested in the safety aspects of AEs. I know a little bit about ammo hoists and flooding mechanisms, but thats about all. Dont know about smoking and matches, fork lifts, hard hats, etc. If you can give me
Date :   05/10/06
Name :   James Conrod
E mail :   Jamesconrod@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1968-1969
Rate/ Rank :   RD3
Comments/ Message :   I think that this is a great site to remember our past history.
Date :   4/30/06
Name :   Bill Abbott
E mail :   wcsportspdx@yahoo.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   68-69
Rate/ Rank :   RM3
Comments/ Message :   I served with a bunch of the guys prominent on this site. Manion, Aulenta, Temple, et al. What a great site
Date :   04-28-06
Name :   robert merical
E mail :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1952--1954
Rate/ Rank :   seaman
Comments/ Message :   I will always remember the time I served on the Rainier, we never had fork lifts to use and we never wore hard hats. just agreat crew that got the job done!!!!
Date :   April 19, 2006
Name :   Dan Murphy
E mail :   danmurphy@satx.rr.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   November 1968 thru de-commission
Rate/ Rank :   FTG3
Comments/ Message :   Great web site. Thanks for the memories!
Date :   4/6/06
Name :   ROGER PHILLIPS
E mail :   phillips_roger@yahoo.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   MAY 1968 TO MAY 1970
Rate/ Rank :   CS3
Comments/ Message :   JUST CHECKING THE SITE AGAIN TO SEE WHO HAS SIGNED IN. ALSO TO STEVEN TEMPLE. I HAVE SENT A COUPLE OF E-MAILS TO YOU ABOUT THE BOOK. I AM NOT SURE IF YOU RECEIVED THEM. IF YOU LOG ON AND SEE THIS PLS LET KNOW IF YOU GOT THE E MAILS. I BOUGHT TWO BOOKS LAS
Date :   3 April 06
Name :   Mike Klein
E mail :   mklein2@charter.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   60-64
Rate/ Rank :   BT3
Comments/ Message :   Webpage is getting better all the time. I have more early 60s photos to send For those of you who email my new address is mklein2@charter.net Smoothe sailing...
Date :   04-02-06
Name :   Robert Merical
E mail :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1952-1954
Rate/ Rank :   Seaman
Comments/ Message :   Have had three shipmates call me, been 51 years ago that we served together on the Rainier, that made my day and one big smile to this guys face. AMEN
Date :   3-31-06
Name :   Robert E Lee Horton
E mail :   ns_volunteers@cox.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   na
Rate/ Rank :   E4
Comments/ Message :   Im a Vietnam Combat Veteran 11B MOS, a GRUNT of Bravo Company of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf., 11th Infantry Brigade known as the Jungle Warriors of the Americal Division from May of 68 to May of 69 in the I-Corp of South Vietnam, just visiting your site but mu
Date :   03-30-2006
Name :   Don Smith ( Smitty)
E mail :   smith.nanapoppop@att.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   July 1968- April 1970
Rate/ Rank :   Fn-B-div.
Comments/ Message :   Thanks for this website, it is fantastic.
Date :   march 20,20006
Name :   Robert Merical
E mail :   bemercal@hickorytech.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   52 to54
Rate/ Rank :   seaman
Comments/ Message :   Received the new roster and have had good luck making contact with some of my shipmates thar severd on the Rainier,many thanks to the people that made that possible!!
Date :   3/15/06
Name :   Fred Relth
E mail :   gonefishing4@sbcglobal.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   All of 1961
Rate/ Rank :   ET/SN
Comments/ Message :   Great web-site,found old ship mates. One lives 30 min away and another in Reno, NV, who Im going to see this weekend. Im in Oroville, CA
Date :   3/12/06
Name :   Steven Temple
E mail :   podgy@comcast.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1967-decommisioning
Rate/ Rank :   SM-3
Comments/ Message :   I want to thank all of you who have purchased my book, We Deliver You Fire and thank you for the donations to the Freedom Alliance Childrens Fund. If anyone wants an autographed copy email me(include your address) and I will sign a copy and ship it free o
Date :   2/10/06
Name :   Cooper Jim
E mail :   bigbux@sprynet.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951--1954
Rate/ Rank :   EN 1
Comments/ Message :   
Date :   03/08/06
Name :   James Spence
E mail :   edspence33@earthlink.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951-1956
Rate/ Rank :   QM1 Ret QMC
Comments/ Message :   Just checking in to find out whats going on.
Date :   03/-5/-6
Name :   FRED FLORES
E mail :   fixitfred72@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1951 THRU 1955
Rate/ Rank :   SN
Comments/ Message :   NICE WEB SIGHT .LOOKING FOWARD TO THE REUNION IN TEXAS.IT WES NICE TALKING TO JOE APPELT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.
Date :   1 March 2006
Name :   Warren P. Althouse
E mail :   saladbowl1@cmspan.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   Sept 64 / Feb 66
Rate/ Rank :   SK3
Comments/ Message :   
Date :   March 1, 2006
Name :   Tom Garvie
E mail :   tgarvie@netscape.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   
Rate/ Rank :   RM2
Comments/ Message :   I just finished reading Steven J. Temples book We Deliver You Fire...A Vietnam tour of duty. He did an excellent job with this book. The USS Rainier AE-5s duty in Vietnam parallelled our ships duty (USS Paricutin AE-18)I could have sworn I was reading abo
Date :   2-24-06
Name :   Bob Ridenour
E mail :   bebo41@wmconnect.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1958 to 1962
Rate/ Rank :   deckape/ sn
Comments/ Message :   Enjoyed 05 reunion looking forward to 2006. Looking for shipmate,Jim willis SN from around the Denver col. area.
Date :   2/15/06
Name :   Mike Ballew
E mail :   rmballew@earthlink.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   4/51 to12/52
Rate/ Rank :   RD3
Comments/ Message :   Just trying to catch up with the changing website. I would still like to hear from anyone who served aboard the Rainier from recommisioning in 1951, especially anyone that was in the Operations Div. at that time. We sure did have some good times - some ba
Date :   2 12 2006
Name :   Frank W Schurwon
E mail :   fwschurwon @ aol. com
Dates of Rainier Service :   1960 thru 1964
Rate/ Rank :   Engineman
Comments/ Message :   Like the web sight Have found a few of the ship mates.hope to find a few more.
Date :   2/6/06
Name :   Frank Ushler
E mail :   Ushler@aol.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   65/68
Rate/ Rank :   BM2 2nd Div.
Comments/ Message :   Im trying to reach Al Hipkiss, He changed his phone No. We wanted to talk to him after the Super Bowl as he is from Pittsburg Jim Byrom from San Antonio wanted totalk to him to.
Date :   6 Feb. 06
Name :   Chambers, L . Gene
E mail :   gchambers@iolaks.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   51-53
Rate/ Rank :   IC2
Comments/ Message :   Just letting everyone know U are with a new President and a new Editer every thing was lost for the transferr all new typeing had to be done. WE are working on it
Date :   1/24/06
Name :   HOMER COOPER
E mail :   TIKE3132@AOL.COM
Dates of Rainier Service :   51/54
Rate/ Rank :   EM2
Comments/ Message :   JUST CHECKING IN . SURE IS GOOD TO SEE SOME OLE FRIENDS STILL AROUND.SURE WANTED TO ATTEND REUNION INMISS BUT WIFE ILL .
Date :   1/24/6
Name :   Bill Welch
E mail :   scrapcat64@yahoo.com
Dates of Rainier Service :   60-63
Rate/ Rank :   SN-RM2
Comments/ Message :   Just saying hey also correcting my current email address scrapcat64@yahoo.com. Had a great time at the last reunion in Branson.
Date :   1-23-06
Name :   Fred Relth
E mail :   gonefishing4@sbcglobal.net
Dates of Rainier Service :   1961
Rate/ Rank :   ET/ SN
Comments/ Message :   From: FRED RELTH To: wmfreeman@aol.com Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 3:36 PM Hi Bill, My name is Fred Relth, and I served on the Rainier all of 61 as an SN, 1st duty before going to ET school at Treasure Island the end of 61. Went to Westpac early
  
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