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USS HJ Ellison DD 864

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Message Number: 100 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 00:15:33 EST
[IP = 38.93.169.239] -
Name:  Larry E Heeren
Location:  Cedar Rapids Iowa
Rank:  MRFN
email:  Pioneer27185@gmail.com
Comments:

I served on board as the only machinist from '68-'69. I broke under the stress and got a medical (Honorable) discharge in October of '69. We were stationed in Norfolk, Virginia at the time! I finally got the mental health help I needed by 1975-1984. Treatment ended in a sex reassignment surgery that was diagnosed as medically necessary. It turned out that I was the first in my state (IOWA) and insurance paid for it! My immediate superior drove me to the original breakdown while on board. He was fresh out of Viet Nam and had more decorations than the ship had. I still have 8mm movies from my time on board and some fond memories! Now I am retired and living alone in my own home here in Iowa! Thank you for allowing me to post and say Hi.


Message Number: 99 - Sunday, February 11, 2018 21:20:52 EST
[IP = 100.0.161.244] -
Name:  Steve Salsberry
Location:  Lynn, MA
Rank:  MM2
email:  SSalsberry@aol.com
Comments:

I served on the USS Harold J. Ellison from December 1970 to September 16, 1974. I enjoyed my years of service while on the Ellison. Great crew and great times while serving. Many great memories while in Norfolk, VA. Philadelphia, PA. Ft. Lauderdale and Mayport, Florida, Hoboken, NJ. and East Boston, MA. Got to travel and see places that I would've probably would've never seen! Just missed the MED Cruise when I reported to the Ellison in Norfolk, VA in December 1970


Message Number: 98 - Saturday, December 23, 2017 16:59:45 EST
[IP = 99.101.162.64] -
Name:  kenneth moore
email:  kmooresr880@gmail.com
Comments:

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL.


Message Number: 97 - Monday, December 11, 2017 21:56:28 EST
[IP = 108.11.190.163] -
Name:  Glenn Pringle
Location:  Virginia
email:  Eagle.pringle@gmail.com
Comments:

Chuck Pringle who served on the Harold J Ellison
Passed away in December 20, 2011.
I’m his twin brother. He loved his time aboard
and told me of the great times he had while
Serving. Just wanted to pass this on to his Shipmates
He served 1974 to 78.


Message Number: 96 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 17:07:25 EST
[IP = 72.107.156.59] -
Name:  Dan Gray
Location:  Elliston VA
Rank:  BT2
email:  mo3choke@yahoo.com
Comments:

BT forward and after fireroom from 72 - 75.




Message Number: 95 - Thursday, September 7, 2017 05:50:46 EST
[IP = 108.168.239.131] -
Name:  The Weave Loan Store
email:  theweaveloanhome@gmail.com
Comments:

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Message Number: 94 - Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:21:13 EST
[IP = 105.112.22.59] -
Name:  katie
Location:  Texas
email:  financialhome34@outlook.com
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Message Number: 93 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 21:08:57 EST
[IP = 71.241.193.208] -
Name:  Rex Harper
Location:  Limerick Maine
Rank:  'dependant'
email:  w1rex@megalink.net
Comments:

Hello,
My father, Raymond Henry Harper was a fire controlman aboard the Happy Jack and a plank owner. I don't know how long he served on it as that was before my time. He met my mother on a cruise to Casco Bay Maine and it just might have been on the Ellison. He had fond memories of his service aboard the Happy Jack and was a dyed in the wool Tin Can Sailor for the rest of his life. He did 23 active years in the Navy and another 7 in the Reserves finally retiring as a full Lieutenant. He also served on the Strong, Valley Forge, Grand Canyon and Little Rock alternating between ships and shore duty teaching at fire control schools. One of his Happy Jack shipmates, Bob Glasgow was a life long friend and a pseudo-uncle to me as a boy. My dad was NAVY to the core and my hero. He took his final voyage a week after his 91st birthday in 2013. I looked at all the pictures on the website hoping to spot a young pop in one of them to no avail... yet I know he MUST have been in that brewery tour picture as he sure did lo


Message Number: 92 - Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:41:07 EST
[IP = 50.248.152.121] -
Name:  Rayna Alvarez-Johnson
Location:  NEW JERSEY
email:  raynajohnson09@gmail.com
Comments:

SM1 John Alvarez,USNR-R was my Father, he always said the Crew of the Ellison was the best. Thank you all


Message Number: 91 - Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:42:56 EST
[IP = 72.168.176.208] -
Name:  George L Robinson (Robbie)
Location:  Trenton, FL
Rank:  E3/Commissaryman
email:  plottman1941@yahoo.com
Comments:

I was aboard the Ellison from approximately May 1964 to Feb 1966.
great crew. Wish I could catch up with some of the crew.