Sign GuestbookReturn to Home Page

USS Tolovana AO-64 Guestbook


There are currently 237 messages.
There have been 17668 visits since 2006-01-22
This page was last accessed on 2017-07-27

hr

Message Number: 237 - Private Message

hr

Message Number: 236 - Monday, April 24, 2017 04:31:17 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Bobby Sadler
Comments:

My first cousin SA Rickey Allen Benedict served on this ship when he was discharged in August 1967.

hr

Message Number: 235 - Saturday, March 4, 2017 02:11:11 PST
Posted From: Germany
Name:  ‚ÄčInga Peters
Comments:

Realy nice, thank you so much for all of this.

hv.inga.peters@versanet.de

hr

Message Number: 234 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 15:49:30 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  RAUL GONZALEZ JR
Years aboard the USS Tolovana:  1971/1973
Department/Division:  E DIVISION
Rate/Rating:  ICFN
Favorite overseas port:  JAPAN
Comments:

The PO taht was hurt in the worst typhoon ever, we called Popeye, that's all i remember about him. We visited him in Hong Kong at hospital, in a full body cast but was well. We left port and he stayed of course but was doing well. I remember Parker threw my "horse w/ no name vynil out the porthole on the way to VN. I roomed w/ Scott Richards in long beach off of magnolia and i hung out at ARMED SERVICES YMCA on magnolia also. Hung out with Larry Smart, David Messenger, our cook PO Lightfoot and doug Hall who married my then girlfriend Margie. Michael Atterbery, Dale Couture, Robert Kilcrease, Jay Romine (from on of the other ships). Had a blast in Long Beach, had a blast at the Grammaphone bar in Japan, don't remember if it was Sasabu or Yokosuka, but it was our bar when the leakey T was in town. Did shipyard for about 6 months before deployment for 8.5 months of VN tour. Remember , PO Jones, Tisdale, Smith, Fletcher and the guys from E division. had i known how much i'd miss the ship and my ship mates, would have stayed!!! It was a great life, glad i was there Jan 27th, 1973 at midnight for the ceasefire which started 28th Jan..

Reach out guys, i'm in TEXAS now, San Antonio and i'm on the roster, join up and send email, come visit, everyone is welcome!!! BENDICIONES

hr

Message Number: 233 - Thursday, May 5, 2016 06:53:34 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Christian Wilson
Comments:

IT IS TIME FOR US TO START THINKING/PLANNING ABOUT THIS YEARS .

OUR HOST BO BESHARSE NEEDS A ROUGH COUNT OF ATTENDESS THAT WILL NEED HOTEL ROOMS SO THAT HE CAN MAKE A CONTRACT WITH THE HOTEL.

THE 2016 TOLOVANA REUNION WILL BE IN THE BOSSIER CITY LOUISANA SEPTEMBER 26, 27 & 28TH 2016.

THE WILL BE HOSTED BY HOWARD “BO” BESHARSE, BM2 1965-69, AND HIS WIFE GENIA.

WE NEED TO LET BO KNOW ASAP IF WE DEFINITELY, PROBABLY, MAY, ATTEND THE – THIS IS NOT A COMMITMENT – HE NEEDS AN ESTIMATE OF ATTENDEES.

PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ASAP!

BO CAN BE REACHED AT 903-643-2538 OR BO.BESHARSE AT YAHOO.COM.

THANKS,

HOWARD HENSLEY

RD1 1952-56

hr

Message Number: 232 - Monday, May 2, 2016 10:25:32 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Edgar L. Nurenberg
Years aboard the USS Tolovana:  1971-1972
Department/Division:  B Division
Rate/Rating:  FN3
Comments:

I was on the Leaky T the above years and at the party on shore also.


hr

Message Number: 231 - Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:45:20 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Bob Kemp
Years aboard the USS Tolovana:  1965--1969
Department/Division:  Deck
Rate/Rating:  BM
Favorite overseas port:  Yokosuka
Comments:

I WOULD LIKE ALL TOLOVANA SHIPMATES TO KNOW WE HAVE A REUNION EVERY YEAR

USUALLY SOMETIME IN LATE SEPTEMBER OR EARLY OCTOBER. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF

OLD FRIENDS AND MET A BUNCH OF NEW ONES AT THESE REUNIONS. COME ON SHIPMATES,

GET INVOLVED AND RENEW OLD FRIENDSHIPS AND MAKE NEW ONES. YOU CAN CONTACT ME

AT678-372-6437 OR HOWARD HENSLEY AT 918495-3649 OR JOE MOORE AT 714-892-8025 OR

BOB SANDERS AT 562-421-4078

2015 WAS IN LONG BEACH AND WAS REALLY GREAT. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS

FOR 2016 IF ANYONE WOULD VOLUNTEER. THANKS AND TAKE CARE.

hr

Message Number: 230 - Wednesday, December 23, 2015 09:17:03 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Will Summers
Years aboard the USS Tolovana:  1968 - 1970
Department/Division:  Operations
Rate/Rating:  RD2
Favorite overseas port:  Hong Kong
Comments:

Hello Shipmates,

Its been 45 years since I left AO 64. The experience changed my life. I was leading radarman in my final year onboard. I regret to think I was a lousy leader or supervisor. The men I served with, in and out of the OPS were fabulous. I admire you all for your faith, strengths and fortitude.

If I ever let you down, please forgive me. I don't remember, but I'm sure I pist more than one of you. Please remember the great times, the experiences and the adventure. We all worked very hard and served to our best capabilities. The memories remain with me always although your faces remain unchanged if you aged. I regret losing touch with you all,as we have all sought our own futures.

Please have a blessed holiday and an even brighter future.

Greese(& oil) for peace, forever,

Will

hr

Message Number: 229 - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 19:27:31 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  George Belk
Years aboard the USS Tolovana:  9/70 - 5/74
Department/Division:  Commissary
Rate/Rating:  CS3
Favorite overseas port:  None
Comments:

Hi T Mates,

Is anyone in contact with the following Tolovana Shipmates?

Ray Francis Attwood SN
Larry Arnold Steve BM
Daniel Pangelinan EN
Carl Sylvester Rose Jr
George Edward Lindsay GM
Richard W. Boueher MM
Larry S. Arnold BM

Thanks, George Belk

If any former T-Mates needs information about the Beach Party on May 19th and 20th 1971 contact me realtor4u at rcity.us 6 3 6 - 5 7 7 - 7 9 4 5

Facebook -

hr

Message Number: 228 - Sunday, October 18, 2015 08:28:03 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Gorge Belk
Years aboard the USS Tolovana:  1970 -1974
Department/Division:  Commissary
Rate/Rating:  CS-3
Favorite overseas port:  No favorite port
Comments:

Shipmates:

If you were on the beach party during May of 1971 at Phu Quoc or have any information please e-mail me at: realtor 4 u at rcity.us - It would be appreciated.

I was wondering if anyone remembers the head in the operations, supply and commissary compartment? Every time I go into a public bathroom that is filthily disgusting and stinky I remember the plugged drain with urine on the deck and the plugged toilets. Remember when the ship would rock to the starboard ? The toilet closest to the bulkhead with the port hole would be doused. Then if you were sitting on the toilet nearest the cabin door and the ship tilted to the port.

Does anyone have a story or two they would like to share?

hr