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Message Number: 77 - Friday, February 22, 2019 12:15:25 PDT
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Name:  Angela Wilhelm
Yrs Aboard:  1963-1966

My father, Merle Wayne Wilhelm Jr. Served in Vietnam from 1963-1966. He served on the Floyd B. Parks as an electrition. I am looking to find more infomation about his time in Vietnam. I have already sent a request in for his military personal records.
Durring his life he rarley spoke about his time in the war. I was hoping someone would have information about the ship durring this time period.


Angie Wilhelm


Message Number: 76 - Thursday, February 21, 2019 08:00:13 PDT
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Name:  Steven Morarend
Yrs Aboard:  1971-1973
Div./Rate:  RM3

My Name is Heather Homewood. I am a County Veterans Service Office. I am looking for deck logs for Mr. Morarend from Sept 16 1971- May 4th 1973 for anytime that the Floyd Parks would have been in close proximity to Vietnam docked, or anchored in a harbor. Thank you


Message Number: 75 - Friday, December 7, 2018 08:37:32 PDT
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Name:  don porter
Yrs Aboard:  1970-1972
Div./Rate:  MM3
Address:  Battle Creek Mi.

Happy Holidays to all Shipmates and Family.

Had a great time at reunion in Philly,was great to see everyone and missed all who could not make it, we were thinking of you all.

Hope to see everyone next year.



Message Number: 74 - Monday, July 16, 2018 21:32:08 PDT
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Name:  William Butterfield
Yrs Aboard:  1967-1969
Div./Rate:  Weapons, FTG3
Address:  2063 Apache Dr., Montgomery, TX 77316

looking for information about our time for deployment in 1968 off the coast of Vietnam and our times on the gun line.


Message Number: 73 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:18:32 PDT
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Name:  Mitchell Curtis
Yrs Aboard:  2.5 YRS
Div./Rate:  WD and WA
Address:  5563 W 10130 N, Highland, UT 84003

The Parks was my first duty station after boot camp. Served on the Parks from 1966 to 1968 when I transfered to ADJ "A" school in Memphis TN. I retired in 1986.


Message Number: 72 - Sunday, June 10, 2018 19:47:29 PDT
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Name:  Andres Sanchez Jr.
Yrs Aboard:  2 years 3 months
Div./Rate:  RD3
Address:  3704 SE 65th Portland, Oregon 97206-3633

I was a member once before. Came on hard times and had to let my membership lapse. Please give me an address where I can send my dues. I don't use credit cards. Sorry I missed the 25th reunion.


Message Number: 71 - Saturday, April 21, 2018 06:59:01 PDT
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Name:  Thure J Johnson
Yrs Aboard:  67 to 68
Div./Rate:  A Division
Address:  753 Mountain Park Rd., Chubbuck, Id 83202

Hello Evweryone ,

Waqs on nthe "Parks out San diego and went to Nam with her and some good friends, I have been looking for a guy I hung out with a lot his name is Bob Gemson EM2 , had good times , hope all from the name days are still with us and doing well :)

T.Johnson EN 2

Aug 1967 to Nov 1968


Message Number: 70 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 05:25:08 PDT
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Name:  Lawrence Franklin Rogers
Yrs Aboard:  Jun 56 - Aug 57
Div./Rate:  R Div EM3
Address:  8970 Taurus Place, San Diego, CA 02126-1939

Was told of collision after selecting Parks as 4th pick at EM school. Came aboard Jun 56 after new bow was put on in Long Beach dry dock. Still had 760 on bow. Left Aug 67 for Harbor Defense at TI, then pank owner of Hooper DE1026; to Hamul AD20 in Taiwan. Discharged Sep 59, married pen pal in Philippines; joined Army (AFRTS duty), Retired 1978 to stay in Japan as JCTV News Editor/Anchor. Met Billy Floyd Hill in Dallas, Frank Nakashima (Sunnyvale CA) in San Diego and at 2007 SD Reunion. Phone contact with Owen Maulin (Sunnyvale CA). Love to contact "Big Tom" Thompson (Odessa TX), Pete Perkins. I rotate between San Diego & Bataan, Philippines. Brother John Thomas Rogers (Milledgeville GA) boarded in Sasebo 57 & stayed aboard to discharge as BT2 in1960. I took many of photos in 1957 Cruise Book.


Message Number: 69 - Sunday, December 3, 2017 14:42:54 PDT
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Name:  David L. Whitehead
Yrs Aboard:  1959 - 1962
Div./Rate:  Gunnery Officer Ltjg
Address:  1400 Sherman Hill Rd.NW, Poulsbo, Wa 98370

Sorry we missed the 2017 reunion in San Diego.


Message Number: 68 - Saturday, November 11, 2017 13:22:54 PDT
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Name:  Gayland Speck
Yrs Aboard:  2
Div./Rate:  M division e-3
Address:  Austin tx

I was,on the last deployment to vietnam.