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Jack Ellmo Jack Ellmo from St Louis Mo wrote on April 24, 2008:
I served aboard the USS BOLSTER ARS38 from March 1952 to May 1953 as an electricians mate.
Admin Reply:
I sent you an E-mail from RDana@NAFTS.com . Rodger
francis brown francis brown from scotland uk wrote on April 22, 2008:
i am the scottish standard bearer for the d.s.r.t.a. i am trying to promote Robin Williams film here in Scotland. I served on HMS REWARD which sunk on the 10th August 1976 I do not have an e-mail address but visit your site at the library. I may at a future date make arrangements to visit you in memory of my mentor and friend DEANE WYNNE (MY DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE MEMBERSHIP LIST OF THE DSRTA)
Admin Reply:
Francis, Thank you for your note. We are always pleased to hear from our DSRTA shipmates. Rodger Dana, NAFTS President.
Jerry Harrison Jerry Harrison from lebanon or wrote on April 18, 2008:
I served aboard the USS Mataco ATF 86 from Feb 1956 till July 1958 Mustered out as En2.
Admin Reply:
Jerry, I sent you an E-mail from RDana@NAFTS.com
Joseph W. Moser Joseph W. Moser from Bradenton, FL wrote on April 18, 2008:
Ahoy! If anyone knows where I can get a ship's patch for the USS LIPAN (ATF-85) please let me know. I have this empty space on my patch jacket and it would look great there. LIPAN was the best surface ship I was ever on. I had a blast.
Admin Reply:
Joe, Thanks for joining NAFTS.Any shipmate of Tom Thomas is a shipmate of mine. I sent you an e-mail about the LIPAN patch.If you strike out on that source, get back to me. RDana@NAFTS.com
Weldon (Carp) Carpenter Weldon (Carp) Carpenter from YTB138 & ATF 100 wrote on April 15, 2008:
I am of the OLD Navy. 1955 to 1959. Served on the ATF Chowanc with Rodger Dana,but I am better looking!!54566
Admin Reply:
It's a wonder the Chowanoc ever got anywhere, with Carp asleep at the throttle! :~)) Rodger
Randy Schlegel Randy Schlegel from Wisconsin wrote on April 11, 2008:
Great web site..Served on the USS CREE ATF-84 early 70's..Hull Tech-3rd class
Admin Reply:
Randy, Thanks for your visit to our website. RDana@NAFTS.com
Stephen Lightcap Stephen Lightcap from Blythe, California wrote on April 11, 2008:
En3/DV2- USS Cocopa ATF101 From March 71 to Aug 72, Adak, Westpac. Fuel oil and water king, in charge of solo shell evaporator, top watch, member of diving and salvage crew. Could still operate D boiler in my sleep.
Admin Reply:
Stephen, I sent you an e-mail today (11 April) Rodger
Nick Radke Nick Radke from Surf City, USA wrote on April 7, 2008:
Good job, Tom. I'll see everyone in Provedence.
Dennis Hockabout Dennis Hockabout from Iowa wrote on April 6, 2008:
Tom What a great improvemet. See you on RI Dennis
Admin Reply:
Thanks, Dennis!! Rodger
Hank Barger Hank Barger from Houston, TX wrote on April 5, 2008:
My dad, Lt. Henry Barger, skippered ST 715 (Gateville) in Southampton Harbor, England as part of the 340th Harbor Craft Company from 1944-1946. I have been researching his tug for a couple of years, and although I have been able to find much information on Navy tugs, I have found precious little on Army tugs. I would appreciate any sources of information you might be able to suggest.
Admin Reply:
Hank, I sent you an e-mail from RDana@NAFTS.com Rodger
Jery Sears Jery Sears from Hemet, CAlifornia wrote on April 4, 2008:
Roger; What a wonderful web Page. Hello to all ATF Sailors.
Admin Reply:
Jerry, Thanks for the compliment. The credit all goes to Tom Thomas, our NAFTS Webmaster and Secretary/Membership guy. Tom designed the site and maintains it.Please give him a "pat on the back" at Snipe@NAFTS.com, or call him toll-free at 866-652-2038. Rodger (RDana@NAFTS.com)
Steven B. Walton Steven B. Walton from Woodbridge, VA wrote on April 2, 2008:
Served on USS Cahokia (ATA-186) 1967-1968 as the Ship's Medical Represenative, my first sea duty, made 1st class, lot of fond memories.
Admin Reply:
Steven, I sent you an E-mail about your Cahokia shipmates who belong to NAFTS. RDana@NAFTS.com
Ralph Carpenter Ralph Carpenter from Safford, AZ wrote on March 29, 2008:
To the Wardroom: I just found my spring issue of the Towline, and left the mail box thinking that the cover photo looked very much like a photo of mine taken of Moctobi at the Alpha Docks, Peal Harbor. Surprise,surprise. Thank you for the usage and attribution of it, Gentlemen! Ralph Carpenter USS Moctobi ATF-105 (64-67) Safford, AZ
Admin Reply:
Shipmate Ralph, Our thanks to you for contributing such a nice photo of the MOC. Rodger Dana NAFTS President
BOB SCHORFHEIDE BOB SCHORFHEIDE from BROKEN ARROW, OK wrote on March 28, 2008:
First time in the new guest book. Looking back I see a couple more guys from USS COCOPA ATF101. I was there after EMA school Feb 1965 till Sept. 1967. Went from EMFA to EM2. Transfered to USS MARS AFS1. Any guys from COCOPA please feel free to e mail me at hotlapsbob@hotmail.com THANKS FOR KEEPING UP THE WEBSITE. BOB
Admin Reply:
Bob, Hope you reveived my E-mail from RDana@NAFTS.com
Jim Colon Jim Colon from Wauseon Ohio wrote on March 21, 2008:
Just found the new web site real neat.
Admin Reply:
Jim, I hope you received my E-mail. Rodger(RDana@NAFTS.com)
George Grimes George Grimes from Brooklyn, NY wrote on March 20, 2008:
I was on the Tawasa ATF 92 from 1965 to 1967. I was a Engineman striker working in the main engine room. They used to call me Irish or Brooklyn. We made an Adak Alaska cruse while I was abord. If anyone was abord during my time please write.....
Admin Reply:
Hope you received my e-mail, Rodger (Rdana@NAFTS.com)
Robert Hansen Robert Hansen from Long Island, N.Y. wrote on March 19, 2008:
Served aboard USS Seneca, ATF-91 1966-1967
Admin Reply:
Robert, I sent you an E-mail today(20 March) Rodger (RDana@NAFTS.com)
W>Wade Newsom W>Wade Newsom from VA wrote on March 16, 2008:
On Board USS Mosopelea 1965 1968 USS Preserver 1968 1969
Admin Reply:
Wade, We are pleased to hear from member Winkowski that you have been "connected" Rodger Dana
Hollis Taylor Hollis Taylor from Tullahoma,Tn wrote on March 14, 2008:
After boot camp I went aboard the USS Allegheny-ATA-179 for 3 months before going to guided missile school. Winter '56-'57. (seavey-shorvey? program). It was a most enjoyable experience. We were operating out of Brooklyn Navy Yard doing underwater research for Columbia Univ. made a couple of "Rum Runs" to Bermuda While aboard. Had it not been for the school-I would liked to have done my whole tour aboard her.
Admin Reply:
Hollis, Thanks for your entry in our new GUEST BOOK. NAFTS has 3 members who served on ATA 179, but none served the same time as you. If you would like to see a copy of our NAFTS members magazine, TOWLINE, please send your mailing address to me at your shipmate, Rodger Dana
Garland Summerall Garland Summerall from Chambersburg, Pa wrote on March 6, 2008:
I am (USNRET). I have a OUR NAVY magasine July, 1971. It has the USS Cree (ATF- 84) as the ship of the month. I will donate to your association. I only ask that it be kept in the association and shared wiyh the crew of the Cree. My Pd # is 7172646013. Call or email me and I will send it to the association. Garland
Admin Reply:
ENC(Ret) Summerall, Thanks for sending the ATF 84 photo to NAFTS for our Historical collection. Rodger