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im trying to find other crew members
Well, you've found one but I'm not sure if I count. ;-)
What I need is for a few people to really start using this board, just to get things rolling.
I'm Jim, the webmaster for this site, plus the ACVA and JHNSA websites. I left the Adams as an SK3 back December of 1972 - got out a couple months early because the Navy needed to thin it's ranks a bit. I live in Michigan and I'm now a retired autoworker.
Hey Bruce, It's Ben Schichler, get ahold of me, 315-879-1309...Bonz_41@yahoo.com. call a brother
I went on the Deuce just when you were leaving. I was the Leading Radioman. I have been trying to find some of the Radiomen that served on her 1972-1974 especially Kenneth Lee RM2 who spent his whole career on the Deuce after radioman school. A good RM who beat all Countries in morse code competition. We were on the infamous Mid-East cruise during the October War on 1973, for which I found out for sure on your website, that we were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. I always suspected there was an award but no one on the ship ever told me and I was on her for almost a year after the cruise. Thanks for posting the history and awards on your website.
I went onboard the ADAMS when it came home from the 73 med cruise.I was an HTFN.Iv seen the Adams sitting in Philly a few times . Sure would be nice to be able to visit it in Jacksonville again.
Well, you found me, and thanks for the kind words. You have one hell of a memory, I'll say that. I can't remember what I had for breakfast today!
I'm 61 years young, and still living in the New York City area (on the Jersey shore). Still working in telecom too....the Navy did give me a career in my post-military days. I'm a sales exec with a telecommunications carrier based in France.
I remember you, your lovely Mrs., and some of the good times we had even on that middle east cruise.
I went to an Adams/Tattnall reunion up in Cape Cod in 2000, and got to renew acquaintances with Al Schichler (fellow ham radio operator), and the one and only Smiley/Drifty O'Neill.....and their ladies. I'd sure like to do that again.
Would love to hear from any of the old gang from 72-75. Those were special guys, in a special time. Of course, none of us knew it, but it was probably the best four years of our lives.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all.
Adams was my first Navy assignment way back in 1964. Not sure who may be still around from that era. But curious since USS Davidson(DE-1045) reunion in JAX this year is talking about visiting Adams. Anyone around from my time? Where is the ship now?
This is a good place to get in touch with other former crew members. An even better place is via the "Former Crew Members page" on this same website: