To sign the Guestbook please send your message to mailto: email@example.com
(This is necessary to prevent off subject or commercial posting to our web site)
123 Date: 2006-10-17 20:12:23
(Copied from John Mastin's Site)
Kathy Bright ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
My father was Earl K. Fuller, a crew member of the Sigsbee. Thank you for such a wonderful place to view such wonderful men. My brother introduced me to this web page through communication with you.
122 Date: 10/2/2006 7:22:23 AM
Roderick L. Fuller ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Gentlemen, My father, Earl K Fuller (nickname Monk) served on the
Sigsbee during the last 1 and 1/2 years of WWII. I would appreciate
learning of your experiences on the ship and would especially like to
hear from any of his shipmates. Dad died in 1972. I recently came
across some of his military papers which contained a few notes about
the movements of the ship. I've often wanted to know more.
FYI, the October 3rd issue of the New Yorker magazine has an article
written by Benjamin Bradlee about his experiences on the destroyer
USS Philip, which also operated in the South Pacific. This article
mentions the publication Tin Can Sailor.I found your names in the
Sigsbee link at the Tin Can Sailor website. Looking forward to
hearing from you. Sincerely,
Roderick L. Fuller
121 Date: 2006-08-12 03:08:34
(Copied from John Mastin's Site)
Bob Lyon ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Impressive website! A fitting memorial to the hero's of the DD502. My great uncle Bill LaCroix served aboard her from 43 to 45. He's gone but it make's me glad he's remebered through this site. Thank you.
120 Date: 2006-08-02 20:07:22
(Copied from John Mastin's Site)
SHIRLEY DIGEORGIO ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I want to thank all the sailors for there service to our country .Thank you for the web site locating my father Richard J Schombert whom I meet only briefly in early 1950's GOD BLESS TO ALL OF YOU
119 Date: 2006-07-23 07:16:47
Cas Komski ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote: (Copied from John Mastin's Site)
John; I just recived an email from an old shipmate (Joe Carrol). He said you helped him get my new email address. Thanks. You and Billy Roberts are doing a fantastic job with the Sigsbee sites. Your work is appreciated by me and, I'm sure by all the Sigsbee people
118 Date: 2006-06-14 04:46:11
Patricia Hawkins ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Thank you for adding my Uncle's name! Patricia Hawkins
117 Date: 2006-05-09
melba young ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
thank you billy dale mccommons's sister
116 Date: 2006-04-01
Joe Carroll ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I too was aboard Sigsbee DD502 from 1943 til August 1945 when shanghaied to USS Vesole DD878 and bound for
115 Date: 2006-03-13
John Anderson ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
My late grandfather, Herbert Anderson, served on the Sigsbee as an anti-aircraft gunner. If anyone has or would like any information on him, please let me know.
114 Date: 2005-12-01
Pete Murphy ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Charles(Buck)GRIMM was my Father-in-Law. I would just like to say that we were very close.We were always hunting together. I will miss him very much he was a very good man.May God bless and alwasy be with him. Please let me know how i can get a copy of the USS SIGSBEE book for my wife. Thank you very much. Pete......
113 Date: 2005-11-29 19:50:11
The Republican newspaper ( firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.therepublicannews.com) wrote:
Charles "Buck" Grimm, 79, Somerford Place, formerly of Terra Alta, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster.
He was a member of the
He is survived by three daughters, Gloria Jean Murphy,
Friends were received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta.
A service was held today, Thursday, Nov. 17, at the
Interment was in the
112 Date: 2005-11-28 06:38:30
Robin L. Fultz ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
After looking at all of the photos on the site, one stuck out that I would like to find out more info about...there was one of the purple heart ceremony...are there more photos anyone has of this that show all of the men who received the purple heart? My grandfather received one following the kamikaze attack of the USS Sigsbee and I would love to see if anyone has a photo/group photo of him getting his purple heart. This would be of Charles P. "Buck" Grimm S1/c of
111 Date: 2005-11-28
Robin L. Fultz ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I enjoyed viewing your site about the USS Sigsbee. My Grandfather, Charles P. "Buck" Grimm, served on this ship as well and received a purple heart following the April 14th Kamikaze attack. He recently passed away on
110 Date: 2005-11-05
joel baskerville ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
john w. baskerville passed
109 Date: 2005-09-11 22:16:50
teri ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Well, I am So Sorry to have to write this letter telling you that your shipmate, Thomas H Staniere has passed away last month on the 27th (8/27/05). He was so happy that I was able to find your site on the Internet. It made him lighten up when I show him the pictures of the Destroyer 502. I wish he could have been able to have gone to one of the reunions but I am sure (in spirit) he will be at them all now.
May God Bless all of you who are left.......
Thomas H. Staniere's Daughter, Teri (Landers, CA)
108 Date: 2005-07-14
Amy Frances Duarte ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hi, I am Joseph Jacques LeBlanc's granddaughter. Recently, Frank Gaeta sent my Mom, Carol LeBlanc photos of my grampa from reunions and during the LST 395 journies during WWII. My gramp had saved the flag from his ship and we still have it. Not sure if this is relevant to anyone, but I thought that was pretty remarkable that Grampa was able to retreive as it sank. Anyone know anymore about this, I would love to hear from you.
107 Date: 2005-06-21
John Dolan ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
It has been a while since I visited your website, and enjoyed it again upon my return. Thank you for posting the picture of my Dad, RM 2/C Henry Dolan, and the picture he took on the ESB so long ago. Maybe someone will be able to help with the ID. It may be that not all of the guys were from the Sigsbee. Dad turns 85 next month and is doing fairly well. He enjoys hearing about the Sigsbee. Sorry we will not be able to attend the
106 Date: 2005-06-16
Tim Politz ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Son of A.J. Politz. Keep up the good work. I enjoyed the commisioning ceremony in Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2004
105 Date: 2005-05-11 15:54:52
Michael Lombardi ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I wrote the following to John Mastin and Billy Roberts a couple of weeks ago, by request I am placing this in the guest log. Their dedicated service in maintaining this site will preserve a legacy for those that served aboard the USS Sigsbee and their posterity. I also found out from John and Billy some information about my dad I didnít know prior to this time. I have shown this site to my granddaughter (Maddy) she is five years old and it gives her a sense of being with my father. She recognizes his picture on the site and tells me that we can visit grandpa Jerry in the computer. My father truly enjoyed his Navel service and told me his big regret was not completing his 20 years for retirement. He told me that in 1969 and Iíve never forgotten it and to that point I have been in the military (regular Air Force and Air Force reserve) for over 26 years. We will all miss my Dad; he was a hell of a man.
I am writing on behave of my father Gerald L Lombardi, my dad served aboard the USS Sigsbee and was WIA during the Kamikaze attack that April 14, 1945. I am very saddened to say that my father passed away on
104 Date: 2005-04-21 01:38:02
Ivan W. Neeley, Sr. ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I am your cousin, Ivan W. Neeley, Sr. I am responding to you via my daughter (Valorie L. Neeley's) email account. My daughter was able to locate your website and gave me the information. We have not corresponded for several years. I believe the last time was when you visited me around 1988 in
103 Date: 2005-04-15
Peter M Baker ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Sixty years - a long time ago but the events of
God bless you and your generation for the sacrifices you made in defnse of liberty.
102 Date: 2005-03-22 21:54:06
Terry Zillgitt ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My wifes uncle,Ronald Dwight Kneeskern served on this ship in the Phillipeans.He was avery humble man and spoke little of WWII,until he was sent a pencil scetch drawing of SigsBee 502.It had a list of names and a few hand scetched photos of sailors who lost they'er lives.Also Psalm 23 (The Lord is my sheppard i shall not want)is wriiten on this scetch also.I am writting you to let you no that Ron Passed away Fri.18th Of march.I was proud to be his paulbearer today 22Mar.05.
101 Date: 2005-02-27 18:23:28
Michael Gorczakowski ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
John E. Gorczakowski:My brother John would have been proud of the group that put tis site together and to remember all the crew members of uss .sigsbe.I gave this site to his daughter Alice.He never spoke much about the war to me,for I was too young at the time.He also served on the destroyer uss monssen.One thing John loved of my mothers cooking was Golompki(which is stuffed cabbage) I also noted that Jerry Schatz(aka Jerry Tucker-of Our Gang Comedies) was a crew member of sigsbee.When I was a Sgt. in the US Army Air Force I had George "Spanky McFarland- of Our Gang Comedies in our WingIII section and I sent him on detail to the mess hall.Last time I spoke to John is when he wished me well on being promoted to Lieut. in the New York City Fire Dept.God Bless him and all his crew. Thank You- Mike Gorczakowski
100 Date: 2005-02-22
Alice Vida ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
John E. Gorezakowski (Gorczakowski) MM2/c told me his ship was shot in two. I am a retired history teacher and would like to know more about what happenened to this ship in 1943. John died in 1985 in
As to the war he did not talk about it much, but I read his diary( several pages were ripped out because he was aftraid my sister and I would read them and be horrified). I donated the diary to the
99 Date: 2005-02-15 20:53:40
Dwight & Norma Musser ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
It's amazing that a young lad leaving the hills of West Virginia would one day create such an outstanding Web Site. It is a beautiful tribute honoring those who served with you on the Sigsbee so many years ago. Congratulations, Bill - you "done good."
From two other Hillbillies. Dwight and Norma Musser
98 Date: 2005-02-04
Janet McNeely ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Thank you for publishing this. Dale McCommons was my uncle and I was the one who helped my aunt Melba in getting his pictured together for you. Again thank you. Janet McNeely 17563 Hwy 45
97 Date: 2005-01-30
Lloyd Ramsey ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
This is a wonderful piece of work that you have done to keep History come alive. Thank you for the time you have spent on this. It has been a privilege to meet you in
96 Date: 2004-12-12 23:35:55
Thomas Staniere ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I came to this site for my stepdad who was on the 502 looking for some info for him thank you
95 Date: 2004-12-12 22:31:06
James C. Jean ( JJean99999@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:
I enjoyed visiting this site because my father Calvin B. Jean served on the SIGSBEE. When I was in my teens I saw some of the photos of the SIGSBEE after the kamikaze plane hit it. All the photos that he had have disappeared since he passed away. I still have some of his training records from the SIGSBEE.
94 Date: 2004-12-12
karen wilkins ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
god bless you bud
93 Date: 2004-12-09 00:45:55
Louis R Adams ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Billy, you have caused me to be proud of what you have done for the memory of the ship my brother, Burton J Adams, lost his life on, also knowing he was your best friend. I feel so much better seeing his picture that I sent you exibited. Thank you so much for your conversation and kind words.
92 Date: 2004-10-24
LEE ANN RANDALL ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF MY GRANDFATHER SERVED ON YOUR SHIP. HIS NAME WAS WILLIAM LEE HUFFAKER. HE WAS BORN
91 Date: 2004-09-02
Uzoagba ( Uzoagba@yahoo.com wrote:
I love the page.
90 Date: 2004-07-08
Mike Hering ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Very informative site. My Grandfather is Philip Hering and he served on the USS SIGSBEE. I will be sure to tell him about the site.
89 Date: 2004-07-08
HARRY ROSEEN ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I was on the Sigsbee while she was in mothballs at the Bayonne Navel Base. On board her I found a journal that was kept by SE2 Don Kennedy. He was part of the crew when She was hit by the kamikaze plane. I tried calling his haome town to find him or any relatives.I hae this journal and would like to get in touch with him or his reatives. my home addess is 15 ethan lane,
PS: grreat web sight.
88 Date: 2004-06-13
Ken Krichbaum ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
What a great page you've assembled!! Just stumbled upon it and was floored, as my father served on this ship. Very nice to be able to see the pics you've assembled, makes a nice compliment to my Dad's pictures.
87 Date: 2004-05-26 16:37:19
Terry Fore Dukes ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
looking for any info on William Henry (Bill) Fore Shellback-Machinist on USS Sigsbee send info to:Box 421,Brady,Texas 76825
86 Date: 2004-05-25 18:44:59
Billie Fore Garza ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
my father was william h fore in was on the ship somewhere around 1940-1945
85 Date: 2004-05-24 23:39:59
teresa najera ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My grandfather was William H. Fore. He served on the USS SIGSBEE . Any information would be greatly appreciated . We have tried to access files in the past and we come up empty handed. I just feel it would be a great honor to know who my grandfather was. He died when my mother was 14.
SINCERELY, TERESA NAJERA
84 Date: 2004-04-14
Billy & Edy Roberts ( Billykr@aol.com / http://www.billykrsigsbee502.com) wrote:
LINK TO DD-502/DDG-93 SIGSBEE
Have a nice day!
Billy & Edy Roberts
83 Date: 2004-04-05
COL Steven M. Brouse, USA ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Thanks for letting me look! My uncle, Edward Perley, served on the Sigsbee. I still see him ocassionally and I enjoy listening to his stories!
May God bless you all for the outstanding service you provided our country in its time of need!
82 Date: 2004-03-14
Bob Reid ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I am looking for info about my father R.I. Reid. Please drop me a note if you have any recollections.
Thanks a lot,
81 Date: 2004-02-18
Joseph Hagston ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
my father was killed in the attack on the fantail of the sigsbee thank for remembering him.
80 Date: 2004-02-18 01:16:21
Al E. Cantrell ( WineMan0@aol.com wrote:
Plank owner U S S Bremerton CA130
79 Date: 2004-02-01 02:39:02
christopher ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
my father passed away on 05/10/02 i looking for any information i can get we attended the pigeon forge reunion his name was jonp p schwetje i am his son
any info i can get would be greatly appreciated.
or any photos. thank you
78 Date: 2004-01-24
John P. Gernhardt ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I started boot camp in
77 Date: 2003-12-24
Harold L. Hillis Jr. ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My father, Harold L. Hillis MM3C, was a crew member aboard the Sigsbee 502 from 1943-1946. He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Gallup, after his honorable discharge from the Navy in April 1946.
My father did not speak a lot about the war, but when he did you could hear the excitement in his voice. How proud he was of his life aboard the Sigsbee, and how fond he was of his shipmates!
My parents vacationed in
In 1988, my dad died. He was survived by his wife Barbara, his three children Jean, myself (Harold Hillis, Jr.), and John, and his four grandchildren, Julie and David VanderKilish and Ben and Emily Hillis.
I am presently putting together my dad's old Navy pictures, letters, and your wonderful web site as a Christmas gift to my mother. Dad would have loved to see your site as much as I did.
Thanks for keeping history alive.
Merry Christmas Mom!!!!!
76 Date: 2003-12-20
Cynthia Craft ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Rufus Raymond Webb, called Ray Webb by people on the ships he was a gunner. I'm his daughter. I'm trying to find some of the names of ships he served. Before he passed away he tried to find information on one he thought was "Florence Corinthian" which was named after a home for unwed mothers, but never could get information. Daddy did get up with one man, Ralph Hayden, before he passed away. Ralph enlightened us some of Daddy. Mostly Daddy always said he loved to start a fight and I think he did a lot of drinking then. Daddy said there always seem to be someone making films or pictures on the ships he served. Is there a site where we just might catch the glimpse of him in some pictures? I've enjoyed browsing your site.
75 Date: 2003-11-10 02:55:03
Art Wolfenson ( email@example.com wrote:
I am looking for information on G Van Winkle: where he might have gone after the war, whether he was married, what his full name was, etc. Anything you might have...where he was born...
74 Date: 2003-10-29
Henry J. Szot ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Very interesting reading. I served in WWII aboard
the Charles F. Hughes DD428
73 Date: 2003-10-25
DAVID GREGG ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My Late Uncle CHARLES GREGG served on this ship, I remember seeing the picture of the ship when I was a young boy.
72 Date: 2003-10-22
FRANK GAETA ( USNAVYMAN1941@AOL.COM / no homepage) wrote:
HOW DO YOU DO SUCH GOOD WORK BILLY??? SURE APPRECIATE ALL WHAT YOU DO FOR ALL OF US EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT ABOARD DURING THE ATTACK. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, THIS IS TERRIFIC!!! I WAS HOT SHELLMAN ON THE 5" 38 ON THE STERN. BILL, DID WE HAVE A BOATSWAIN MATE BY THE NAME OF DUMBROSKY??? LET ME KNOW, AGAIN THANKS, FRANK
71 Date: 2003-07-23 17:56:13
Robert J. Millirans ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Thanks so much for the work, accuracy,and dedication to this page.F1/c Sherman Leroy Millirans was my uncle who I was never able to meet. This web site makes me proud of my uncle,all veterans, and my country. Again I say "thank you".
Robert J. Millirans
70 Date: 2003-07-17
Billy Roberts ( Billykr@aol.com / http://www.billykrsigsbee502.com) wrote:
IS OUR LOG BOOK WORKING?
BILLY & EDY
69 Date: 2003-05-06
David Hagston ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Trying to find someone that was friends with my uncle - Joe Hagston. Please e-mail me if you can give me any information. THANKS
68 Date: 2003-05-03 20:54:25
Colette Trader ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
My husband's great uncle, Anthony (Tony) David Sox died aboard the USS Sigsbee, I believe that he was a gunner. We are trying to find any information about
Tony we can. Thank you for your website, it is a very wonderful tribute.
67 Date: 2003-03-15
Claudia Todd ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My Dad (now deceased) served on this ship. His name
was Fred M. Pike. This website is very interesting.
I will try and obtain information to submit.
66 Date: 2003-03-12 19:25:48
thomas van vorce ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I sent you a picture of myself on the bow of the sIGSBEE IT NEVER APPEARED IN ANY OF THE PHOTOS
65 Date: 2003-03-10 02:39:18
Scott M. Gilbertson ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My father was RM2 Herbert L. Gilbertson. He was a plankowner and aboard her through and after the kamikase strike that took her out of the war. He passed away in January of 1979. "We grow too soon old, and too late smart". When we are young, we are never terribly interested in what our parents have to say, and I am afraid that I was typical. I became interested in hearing more about his time about Sigsbee much later than I should have. As I recall, he said that his nickname aboard was "Deacon" as he did not drink or smoke. He once told me that he was the Captain's messenger, whether for Cdr. Russell, or Cdr. Chung-Hoon, or both, I do not know. He said that his battle station was as "first loader on a 4Omm", I do not recall which one. Presuming that it was a dual-40, and since he was left handed, I surmise that he probably served the right-sided gun, but that is a pure guess on my part. I would be interested in hearing from any of his old shipmates who remember him. Thank you, and God Bless you for your service to our Country. May the Spirit of USS Sigsbee live on aboard the USS Chung-Hoon and all those who serve aboard her.
64 Date: 2003-02-24
Frank Golsky ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
My father, John S. Golsky, served aboard the 502 during the latter part of the war. I have very little information about my father's service :just a few memories of him telling me about the horrible events caused by the Kamakaze. I world appreciate anything known about him or his best friend on board the ship at that time Miles Furlong.
63 Date: 2003-02-21
Doris Wright Rice ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Dear Billy and Edy I can't thank you enough for your kindness in sending me a copy of the Sigsbee Memorial album. It seems hard to believe it's been almost 60 years sice that terrible April day when my l8 year old big brother was lost. We never really knew what happened until we connected with you on the internet. I will put all of this information in my archives so my grandchildren and future generations will know what that generation went through for our freedom. After being in touch with you I feel as close to the Sigsbee veterans as I do to th USS Lowry shipmates where my husband served during the Korean War. God bless you all
62 Date: 2003-02-10 19:15:03
John Ramsey ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Served aboard Uss Jenkins DD447 in the late 1960's a battle tested ship during WWII Korea and Vietnam during which time I served. I was 21 years old when reporting to DD447.
61 Date: 2003-01-20
Herb Wright ( Herbwright@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
My brother, Bob Wright, lost his life in the
To whomever put this website together, thank you very much!
60 Date: 2003-01-16 00:53:37
Buggins ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Mr. Roberts I'm not sure if you are the gentleman my father Edwin Nobriga spoke of meeting at the Christening of the Chung-Hoon DDG 93 (The ship named for our Uncle Rear Adm. Gordon P.Chung-Hoon). Please let me know. Aloha, Buggins P.S. Your web site is awesome!
59 Date: 2003-01-11 21:40:23
Nicholas Owen Alspach ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
To whom it may concern:
I am looking for any information on my grandfather's time while spent on the USS SIGSBEE during the war in the Pacific. His name was F1/c Jack E. Owen. Any information about him, or if anyone knew him, I would love to hear about it. I want to join the Navy myself, and I'm trying to flly understnad my family's own history first. Thanks!
58 Date: 2002-11-25
ET1(SW) James Weiser ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I have orders as part of phase one of the pre-commissioning for USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93). I have enjoyed learning about ADM Chung-Hoon and the crew of USS Sigsbee and look forward to meeting you over the coming year.
57 Date: 2002-11-19
Rick Sorenson ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Hello to the crewmembers of USS SIGSBEE. I am going to be the Independent Duty Corpsman for the USS CHUNG-HOON. I look forward to meeting you during the construcion and christening of this fine warship.
56 Date: 2002-11-06
Don Snider ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
You have a nice web page with tons of history recorded for those of us who follow to take note of. I am the reunion secretary for the USS LYMAN K SWENSON (DD-729) and invite communications with any and all Sigsbee shipmates concerning our ship's history.
55 Date: 2002-09-10
Cherie Cole ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
The christening for CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) has been moved from
54 Date: 2002-08-28
Gena britt ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I would like any information you might have about William Hollie Wyatt.
53 Date: 2002-08-24
Sandra Krichbaum ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Excellent site. I am the daughter of Donald W. Krichbaum who served on the USS SIGSBEE during WWII. If anyone remembers my Dad, please feel free to email. He is alive and well and living in
52 Date: 2002-08-07
Todd A. Martter ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Very nice website, Can't wait to see more action reports. Would be nice to know what more of the crew members did when they were assigned to battlestations.
51 Date: 2002-07-28
DAVID WISCH ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Greetings to the crewmembers of USS SIGSBEE. I am going to be the CMC for the USS CHUNG-HOON. I look forward to meeting you during the construcion of this fine warship.
50 Date: 2002-07-13
Brad Kauffman ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I am the son of Hal A Kauffman. Good to see this remembrance of their courage.
49 Date: 2002-07-12 16:56:03
Cherie Cole ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems will christen the CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) in ceremonies here in Pascagoula, Mississippi at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2002. If you are interested in attending the ceremony, please send me your name and address. I will mail invitations to this event in late October or early November
48 Date: 2002-07-08
Dave Hamilton ( DaveandMaryLou@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
Received the info on John Hamilton. Thank you very much for sending it. I printed it and will add it to my files about Dad.
I never served in the military, so I have little insight in to the everyday workings of the Navy or any other service branch. I have read several books that dealt with war, have seen various TV shows and some movies, but none of this is like living the real thing. I have always been interested in the small details of life, whether military or civilian, whether of common
Dad had five sons, no daughters. None of the sons served in the military. We were all exempted for one reason or another. Because of the circumstances under which Dad served (he was drafted at the age of 35, was a school teacher and the father of three, was wounded in service of his country) I always figured that he served for all of us. It seems to me that I read recently about five brothers who were all killed during WWII. What a price for that family to pay so that the rest of us could be free!
You might be interested to know that today my wife, Mary Lou, and I visited
Dave Hamilton, Son of Sigsbee crewman John B. Hamilton.
47 Date: 2002-05-28
Richard G. Weston ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I was First Lt. and plankowner on the Stevens(DD479) the origonal DESRON 25 flagship. You have a great site and I only wish we had one too.
46 Date: 2002-05-17
Kenny Laferty ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
enjoyed looking at the pictures and information
45 Date: 2002-04-24
Edith Roberts ( Edywr@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
Like the new look on your website. Beautiful job in memory of our veterans. Keep up the good work.
44 Date: 2002-04-22
William K. Roberts III ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Dad nice site I'm sure everyone that reads will appreciate the time and effort you and Edy put into it. Love your son--------------Bill
43 Date: 2002-04-15
FRANK GAETA ( USNAVYMAN1941@AOL.COM / no homepage) wrote:
WAS ABOARD THE SIGSBEE DD 502,JAN.TO MAY,CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN I LEFT THE SHIP.
42 Date: 2002-03-30
Gary Tucker ( Gary635g@iglide.net / http://www.Garytucker.net) wrote:
Bill glad to meet you and your wife this morning.
A very nice website.
41 Date: 2002-03-18
Dr.D.S.Berish ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Can't find my uncle,,, John Massares ret.
40 Date: 2002-03-06 22:09:26
Jack T. Hoyle ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Billy you and John Mastin have done much work on your web sites I am enjoying them. Keep up the good work. Jack Hoyle
39 Date: 2002-02-24 19:00:50
JOHN CHIQUOINE ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
To Billy and John; Thanks for your focus and efforts to get SIGSBEE and her Squadron 25's Sisters represented so nicely on the web!! There's more to locate!
38 Date: 2002-02-19
It was real interesting to see this Bill, however, Martha, LD and I wonder which is the ammo hold? Hope all is well in
37 Date: 2002-01-24
Bertram W. Bickel ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hi there. I retired a little over a year ago from being President of the USS STEVENS (DD479) ASSN. after having served for 13 years from 1987 until 2000. This is a great page Bill and I want to congratulate you for the efforts that you have put into it. The Stevens was also a member of DESRON 25 with us having been the first DESRON 25 ship to have carried the flag. We departed the East Coast in July 1943 and stayed overseas until November 1943 whence we returned to the states to have our plane and catapault removed to remake us into a normal Fletcher type destroyer.
Keep up the fine work. If anything I can do, please let me know.
36 Date: 2001-10-05
Ken Lewis ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
My Father Ralph Lewis was a hot shellman the night the USS Callaghan was sunk by Kamakasi! She was the last ship sunk by this method! 5 of the 8 men in his gun mount were killed on impact, 47 were lost that night! It was the asbestos gloves he wore that saved his life! I love my country! Great page! thank you, Ken Lewis
35 Date: 2001-09-17
Michael Holzem ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
My father (Henry "Hank" Holzem) served aboard the Sigsbee. I was fortunate to attend one of the reunions with him before he passed. Great site devoted to all those who served on the Sigsbee!
34 Date: 2001-08-14
Tony Pisano ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
hello My dad is Ralph Pisano. The Ships Barber. If anyone would like to contact him, through me his son, my e-mail address is. TDPISANO@cs.com. Looking forward from hearing from former shipmates.
33 Date: 2001-07-24
Bill Burke ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I want to say that it was an honor to meet you and your wife at the West Coast
32 Date: 2001-07-17
Neil Gwynn Baird ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
My uncle, Callis Gwynn, was killed on the Sigsbee 14 April 1945. I would like to find someone who knew him and the circumstances of his death.
31 Date: 2001-07-10
Alan Whitcomb ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
This is a very nice site. My father (Harold Whitcomb) was a crewman on the USS Sigsbee.
30 Date: 2001-04-19
Gail Geary ( WOLFGANG02@AOL.COM / no homepage) wrote:
My dad Hans Strahlendorff served aboard the
USS Sigsbee 502. My dad loves the navy and the Sigsbee 502. He will turn 80 ON July 7. We are giving my dad a surprise party. I am looking for anyone from the torpedo gang. If you have any information, please contact me.
Thanks, Gail Strahlendorff Geary
29 Date: 2001-03-15
A.J. Politz ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I was a torpedoman aboard the USS Sigsbee from l943 thru l945. I have enjoyed the Web very much. Hope to see a good turn out at
28 Date: 2001-03-10
Alan Hoopingarner ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Outstanding site! I came onto this site by looking for information on the USS Sigsbee 502. I just lost my Great-aunt Clemma on
27 Date: 2001-03-09
Y2KFXDman ( Y2KFXDman@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:
I have information about a surviving crewmember of DD-502.
Mr. Ralph A. Pisano was a barber on the destroyer Sigsbee under Cmdrs Russell & Chung-Hoon. He is STILL cutting hair in the small town of
His wife of countless years died last month, and I am sure that he would greatly appreciate conversing with former shipmates.
Thank You & Good Luck...
26 Date: 2001-02-23
William Roberts 3rd ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
Nice web site Dad, I also see a lot of others appreciate and enjoy your effort. Still working on outlook express, talk later Love Bill (3rd)
25 Date: 2001-02-22 19:30:47
Ed Osciak ( Ed_Osciak@3Com.com / no homepage) wrote:
Looking over the exploits of my father-in-law who recently passed away, Charles P. Gallagher and his ship, the USS Sigsbee.
24 Date: 2001-02-21
Kory Kohler ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Great Job! I was just doing a little research for my grandfather, Bud Kohler he served on the Sigsbee. Bud is doing well and wishes you all the same.
23 Date: 2001-02-19 02:51:39
Addie K. Brown ( Tkbrownjomo@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
machinist mate 3 rd class
it is great to have this much information available and to be in contact with old shipmates. great job
22 Date: 2001-02-19
I fell in love with the Sigsbee when I came aboard her in
21 Date: 2001-02-16
Leanne Menear ( email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
Charles Snyder Nephew and Niece(by marriage)
Nice page will print and keep for our children's history. Thank you Keep up the good work.
Karl & Leanne Menear
20 Date: 2001-02-12
Melissa, Lew and Andrew Chillot ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Thanks for these great pictures... My grandfather's
name is Charles Snyder... It was really neat to see
his pictures. Thank you for putting these on the
net so we can see them... I am going to pass this
info onto other family members.
19 Date: 2001-02-06
Cheryl Sigsbee ( email@example.com / http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sigsbee/) wrote:
I have a lot of interest in the USS Sigsbee, as I bear the same name. I understand the ship was named after my great-grandfather, R.Adm. Charles D. Sigsbee. My father, Charles D. Sigsbee, III served in WWII in the Army (and was part of the landings at
18 Date: 2000-12-13
William K. Roberts III ( firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Nice work dad-----------Love Bill