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USS HJ Ellison DD 864

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Message Number: 99 - Monday, February 13, 2017 20:22:25 EST
[IP = 71.61.45.35] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  George D. Reilly Sr.
Location:  DuBois PA 15801
Rank:  Ship Fitter 2nd Classic Pety Officer 1955-1959
email:  Gdreilly1@verizon.net
Comments:

My father George D. Reilly Sr. served on the ship as Ship Fitter 2nd Classic Petty Officer from 1955-1959.


Message Number: 98 - Thursday, November 24, 2016 19:11:30 EST
[IP = 98.240.243.219] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  karl fosmo
Location:  wisconsin
Rank:  e-3 builder 67 -70
email:  fozziemotoe@yahoo.com
Comments:

father served on board 1946 ? etc ships cook passed 11 15 2016 was viewing pic,s ship looked sharp


Message Number: 97 - Sunday, November 20, 2016 13:06:18 EST
[IP = 24.115.183.204] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  John Parada
Location:  Greentown PA
Rank:  HT2 then SWC Retired reservest
email:  jcp07138@gmail.com
Comments:

I Served on the Ellison from 78-80. Anyone out there still around? Served iwth JJ, Belding Harrison, Nolan,Jimmy Haddaway and Im sure a lot others I cant remember. Completed my 4 years active in 1980, 10 years later went in the reserves as a SW2 and retired in 2007 as a SWC.


Message Number: 96 - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 08:56:36 EST
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Posted From:
Name:  Todd Shearin
Location:  N.C
email:  toddshearin@gmail.com
Comments:

Hello,
I am looking for some help. My fiancée father served on the Ellison in the mid 50s.He was Thomas DeLuca. Sadly he past away a few years back and she was very close to him as being the baby. I am looking of a Tab/arc/rocker patch. USS Harold J. Ellison the one that would have been on the right shoulder of the uniform. Looking to make a shadow box of her with some pictures and some of his citation.

Thanks for any help
T. Shearin


Message Number: 95 - Sunday, May 29, 2016 20:42:47 EST
[IP = 108.71.215.48] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Frank E Mitchell
Location:  Bloomington, IN
Rank:  Ltjg
email:  Mitchef1@hotmail.com
Comments:

1969-1972
Indian Ocean, Guantanamo, North Atlantic cruises
Greetings.
I have my shellback certificate too.




Message Number: 94 - Sunday, May 1, 2016 17:30:54 EST
[IP = 68.190.53.88] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Randolph McMichael
Location:  Eatonton, Ga
Rank:  ET2
email:  rmcmichael@bellsouth.net
Comments:

Spent a little time on her jaunt around the world, visiting Viet Nam.


Message Number: 93 - Monday, April 25, 2016 06:34:08 EST
[IP = 150.125.211.115] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Tim E. Herold
Location:  Charleston SC
Rank:  STGCS(SW) USN Ret.
email:  therold_99@yahoo.com
Comments:

Please see my information below about being on the Happy Jack. I tried to send to the mail address indicated on the crew list page, but that mail is not working.
Thanks.

Please add me to the active crew list.
Name - Herold, Tim E.
Home State - Ohio
Rate - STG2/1(SW)
DOB - 78-81


Message Number: 92 - Thursday, April 7, 2016 13:32:42 EST
[IP = 96.91.226.49] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Keith R. Nostrant
Location:  Bayonne NJ
Rank:  CDR, SC, USN (Retired)
email:  keithnostrant@aol.com
Comments:

Served onboard 1976-1978 as ASWO and Navigator.
Went through overhaul split between Todd Shipyard, Brooklyn NY and General Ship & Engine Works, Boston MA.
Went through REFTRA in Gitmo - - released to shadow Soviet Navy Task Group off of FL until they entered Havana Bay Cuba.
Participated in port visit to Bridgeport CT for P.T. Barnum Festival - -enroute from Philly we 'cut-through' NYC to make it more interesting! That was a Sea Detail!!
Only ship in DESRON 30 to fire both ASROC and Torps but USS JOHNSTON 'stole' the ASW 'A' award - - fix!


Message Number: 91 - Wednesday, April 6, 2016 14:43:41 EST
[IP = 74.95.177.147] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  David J. Pisa
Location:  Lumberton
email:  dpisa@radwell.com
Comments:

I was a Sea Scout / Explorer Scout in my youth and used to go on reservist cruises out of Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. We would take gunnery practice 450 miles off Norfolk with 4 other destroyers. The 864 always outscored the other ships. when those 5 inch guns fired every loose piece of paint on the ship went air born. It looked like a snow storm. Both times out the sea was pounding us into a 20 to 25 degree roll for all 4 days. Seasoned sailors were in the wires getting sick. Not one scout got sea sick. I think of the old girl often and my days at sea. Sad to think she is gone but she served her time.


Message Number: 90 - Monday, March 21, 2016 18:52:02 EST
[IP = 76.101.93.39] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Beuford Lee
Rank:  MM3
email:  beufordlee@hotmail.com
Comments:

The Vietnam cruise