This page is by the crew and friends of the USCGC Taney (6 Bells)

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Below are links to my home page, and other USCGC Taney pages. 
                 
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   Garret Conklin garretc@earthlink.net    or  vern@armory.com
Please send stories to webmaster       Garret E. Conklin
       2525 Crist St
       Alameda, CA 94501-4623
       510-523-1878 garretc@earthlink.net
or  vern@armory.com
or mail them to Vern Toler 12015 Marine Dr. PMB#99 Marysville,
WA 98271-9308
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Subject:        U.S.C.G.WPG-37 ROGER B. TANEY
   Date:        Sun, 7 Feb 1999 21:00:06 -0600
   From:        "Larry J. Mulholland" <larrys@sound.net>
    Dear Vern: My Name is Larry Wendell, and I am studying Pearl Harbor, and in relation to the USCG's role there in
December 1941. As to the TANEY Being there in Honolulu Harbor, I believe tied up at Pier # 4, there we're also
some other Coast Guard vessel's there: WALNUT WAGL-252, de-commissioned in 1985,KUKUI WAGL-225,
RELIANCE WSC-150, TIGER WSC-152, CG-8, CG-27, CG-400, CG-403, CG-517, and BALBOA WAGL-?, would you
happen to know this last one's hull number? As well as any other Coast Guard vessels that are not listed here,
from December 1941-1945?
Thank you for any help,
Larry Wendell
Pearl Harbor Study Group
Universal Ship Cancellation Society

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Subject:         USCGC Taney
   Date:        Sun, 31 Jan 1999 01:38:09 -0600
   From:         "Orin" <wndsurft@execpc.com>
     My name is Orin R Torgerson, I served aboard the USCGC Taney from 11/20/68
to 3/11/70; this include her tour of duty in Viet Nam.  Prior to the Viet
Nam tour we also pulled a tour of duty on "Ocean station November".

I was a Quartemaster 3rd class when I came aboard the Taney and was QM2 when
I left; I then finished my Coast Guard tour at Rescue Coordination Center
(RCC), 12th Coast Guard District, San Francisco.

I had an interesting experience with the Taney around June of 1985 (though
I'm not sure of the year); I was travelling to the Canadian Maritimes and
was approaching Halifax, Nova Scotia by car.  As I was about to cross over a
bridge to the downtown area I saw a 327 footer that caught my eye.  As I got
closer I saw the "37" on her hull and was I ever excited!  I was by myself
and didn't have any itinerary so I ended up at the main gate of the Navy
base there........the guard contacted the quarterdeck on the Taney and a
crewmember came out to escort me aboard.
Quite a bit had changed in the 15 years (or so) since I had been aboard but
it was like being reacquainted with an old friend.

If you have any names of those who were stationed on her during the time
frame I was aboard I'd sure appreciate getting their names and contact info.

I'm happy that you're taking the time and energy to list your name and
gather info on the Taney.

I hope to hear from you.  A former crewmember

Orin R Torgerson
622 McIndoe St.
Wausau, WI  54403
 

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Subject:          ROGER B TANEY
   Date:         Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:06:16 EST
   From:         DOTBOBV@aol.com
           I WAS THE CHIEF BOATSWAIN MATE ON TANEY LATE 67 TO MID 70 WHICH INCLUDED
THE VIET NAM DEPLOYMENT. I WAS MOUNT CAPTAIN ON THE 5 INCH AND WHILE WE
RECEIVED FIRE FROM SHORE WE NEVER TOOK A HIT. MANY MORE OF THE SAME ERA
SAILORS ARE AT FREDS PLACE AND IN THE VIRTUAL REUNION HALL THERE. I WILL TRY
TO PASS THE WORD TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THIS SITE. BEST WISHES BMCM BOB
TALIAFERRO RET

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Subject:         USCG Taney
   Date:         Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:48:00 -0600
   From:          "Wayne Radwanski" <texsurf@texas.net>

How nice to find a site for the USCG Taney of which I was a crew of from June 1972-July 1974 at which
time I had finished my enlistment.  I was a 3rd class MST (Marine Science Technician)  with fellow
shipmates named Robert Gallagher,  Peter Jones, and the cook was Nedweski. Capt.  Paulsen was the
commander the whole time I was a crew member.

Any info you can send me about the where abouts of the Taney would be most appreciative.  I know shes
got a tremendous amount of history. Best to you,

Wayne  Radwanski  USCG  Taney  crewmember  1972-1974

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 Subject:        AGC FLAGSHIP ALLIANCE
   Date:        Wed, 16 Dec 1998 01:32:31 -0800
   From         WILLIAM GILLIAM <g905@wn.net>
    http://homepages.infoseek.com/~905/agc1.htm

THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THIS OUT

BILL GILLIAM
 

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Subject:          327s
   Date:         Sun, 6 Dec 1998 07:44:24 EST
   From:         PointBanks@aol.com
     To:         slcallahan@worldnet.att.net
    CC:
        bratton@usa.net, vern@armory.com, treyes@pinn.net, bobjanlarsen@msn.com,
        davesand@pacbell.net, ratlee@erols.com, uscgcbi@juno.com,
        ricedale@ptialaska.com, mgpar@juno.com, normstewart@worldnet.att.net,
        duthiew@dc.jones.com, bwilliam@intellex.com, GVent70929@aol.com,
        JACMAL@aol.com, egerdes@insolwwb.net, tshan333@bellsouth.net,
        tomkat21@msn.com, marob@gateway.net, shyecat@webtv.net,
        cgcspencer@webtv.net
 

Good Morning 327 Coasties
Bring your ship home for Christmas. The Coast Guard Combat Veterans
Association is fundraising for monuments to fallen Coasties by offering a
Christmas ornament with a 327 imprinted on the front & list of all 327s with
commissioning & decommissioning dates on the back. Satin white ornament is
shipped in a display box. For those of you who previously ordered,we offer a
Coast Guard insignia ornament. Cost of each is $12.50 including shipping, or 2
for $22.50. Make check payable to CGCVA & note items ordered in check memo.
Send to Joe Kleinpeter, PO Box 548, Moriches, NY 11955 for prompt delivery.
Happy Holidays
 

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Subject:         WWII Taney
   Date:         Sun, 6 Dec 1998 07:32:08 EST
   From:          PointBanks@aol.com
   Good Morning
Saw your posting at Freds & want to invite you to join the Coast Guard Combat
Veterans Ass & meet 1800 members, many of which served in WWI. Email
your address for an apociationplication. Joe Kleinpeter, Pres. CGCVA
 

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   Date:         Thu, 3 Dec 1998 02:56:17 EST
   From:          EChiodo@aol.com
    E. CHIODO0   I WANTO KNOW MORE ABOUT TANEY YEAR 51   /  52.  WAS MEMBER OF TANEY CREW . CAPT SINON WAS [ WHAT THE CAPTIAN.

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        Thu, 3 Dec 1998 02:51:08 EST
   From:         EChiodo@aol.com
    EENRICO CI.H
 Subject:         Demise of the Taney
   Date:          Wed, 2 Dec 1998 23:46:00 -0600
   From:          "Jack A. Eckert" <jeckert@execpc.com>
   I have in my own way started an awareness campaign about the demise of the Taney.  One of the
places I sounded an alert was on the Point Counter Point section of Fred's Place.  Suggest you join
in or start a new commentary in the same place.
I am also putting it in to the Winter Edition of the Old Salt's Journal.
Comments?
Jack  You can find me at JACK'S JOINT located at http://www.execpc.com/~jeckert/

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Special note from Vern Toler:  June 2000.  I have been informed that the Coast Guard Logo has been restored on the Taney:   I am sure the pressure from all the Veterans helped. I reamoved the critical artical about the "Political Correctness" of our ship's name from the Taney Web Page.  Thanks.

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Subject:         TANEY
   Date:         Fri, 27 Nov 1998 11:57:19 -0800
   From:         Jim Gill <pdp@king.cts.com>

I wrote up the first of a two part thing on 1946 and 1947 era. Didn't see
much in the web-site for those two years. I didn't get to TANEY until 1947
but 1946 was ab "interesting" year in the CG and thought you might want
some material on it. Since it does not directly bear on TANEY it might not
be appropriate. Whatever you think.

1946 is relatively short- 885 words, written in WORD and I can email it as
an attachment.

If all this is OK, let me know. Jim

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Subject:         ROGER B. TANEY
   Date:        Sat, 21 Nov 1998 15:55:02 -0500
   From:        "Harris, W.J. (Jeff)" <HarrisWj@ci.rocky-mount.nc.us>
    DEAR MR. TOLER, I AM AN EX-SAILOR WHO SERVED ON BOARD THE CUTTER TANEY
AS A GUNNER'S MATE IN 1983-85 AND I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW IF YOU KNOW WHERE
I MAY BE ABLE TO FIND A MODEL OF THIS SHIP.
YEARS AGO I FOUND ONE IN PORTSMOUTH, VA. BUT IT GOT DESTROYED DURING
HURRICANE FRAN. IF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND ONE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE
SOME PHOTO'S OF THE TANEY YOU CAN REACH ME AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

                                  WILLIAM J. HARRIS
                                  3573 NORTHERN ESTATES CIR.
                                  ROCKY MOUNT, NC 27804
                                  PH# 252-443-4438 (H)
                                         252-972-1443 (W)

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        TANEY SHIPMATE
   Date:         Wed, 07 Oct 1998 22:22:25 -0400
   From:        Doug & Kate Fears <dougkate@sprynet.com>
   I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that I am one of the
"younger" TANEY shipmates.  I served as a deck seaman (SA/SN) from
1982-1983.  Please include me in your register of shipmates.

Many thanks ... and great web site!
LT Doug Fears

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Subject:         Re: Taney Book Morae
   Date:         Thu, 08 Oct 1998 00:22:17 +0000
   From:        kencatsierra@att.net (KenCat)

Thanks for letter. I read the whole Taney story on your site.
I served aboard Taney 1948 six months; "November" position was
then called station "Fox".  Thanks very much for this info.

We also have a new webpage at http://home.att.net/~kencatsierra
It indicates our family interest, and is still growing.

Regards,  Ken
kencatsierra@att.net wrote:
 

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Subject:        USCGC TANEY MEMBER
   Date:        Tue, 08 Sep 1998 15:28:27 -0700
   From        Mark Binder <binder@cnrf.nola.navy.mil>

I was stationed onboard the USCGC Taney in Portsmouth, VA from 1982 to
1984.  If you have any information on former Taney members, could it be
possible for me to receive this information.  I'd like to contact some
of my old buddies from this period.  Thank you.

My personal information is as follows:

Mark A. Binder
3225 Acorn Drive
Violet, LA  70092
Work: (504) 678-5354
Home: (504) 682-2052
 

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Subject:        Taney
   Date:        Tue, 3 Nov 1998 16:45:50 -0500
   From        "Gilbert M Bohannon Jr" <gmbjr@ix.netcom.com>

I was just looking at your TANEY web page, which I did not know existed!! I
am a volunteer at the Maritime Museum in Baltimore, where I do work
primarily aboard USS Torsk (SS-423). I also do some work on Taney, as well
as have a cabin on board for our volunteer group. In addition, I maintain
the web page for Torsk, as well as a small one for Taney. Would it be
alright if I linked your page from my Taney page??

Taney is a beautiful ship!! If you ever come out to see her, let me know. I
would like to meet you!

Gilbert M Bohannon Jr

E-Mail:  gmbjr@ix.netcom.com
USS Torsk (SS-423) Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/1056/torsk.htm
USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) Page:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/1056/taney.htm
 

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        TANEY   Date:
        Mon, 26Oct 1998 08:44:22 -0800
   From:        Jim Gill <pdp@king.cts.com>
     Vern
That TANEY chapter of mine id going to be WAY too long. Since I'm about
halfway thru transcribing it, I will complete it and send it along anyhow -
but for the website I will write something shorter and more to the point.

Do you have any idea on how many of us there were at the reunion?
Jim

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Subject:        TANEY SHIPMATE
   Date:        Wed, 07 Oct 1998 22:22:25 -0400
   From:
        Doug & Kate Fears <dougkate@sprynet.com>
    I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that I am one of the
"younger" TANEY shipmates.  I served as a deck seaman (SA/SN) from
1982-1983.  Please include me in your register of shipmates.

Many thanks ... and great web site!
LT Doug Fears

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Subject:        USCGC TANEY MEMBER
   Date:        Tue, 08 Sep 1998 15:28:27 -0700
   From:        Mark Binder <binder@cnrf.nola.navy.mil>
I was stationed onboard the USCGC Taney in Portsmouth, VA from 1982 to
1984.  If you have any information on former Taney members, could it be
possible for me to receive this information.  I'd like to contact some
of my old buddies from this period.  Thank you.

My personal information is as follows:

Mark A. Binder

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        Re: Taney Book
   Date:        Thu, 16 Jul 1998 20:21:10 +0000
   From:        kencatsierra@att.net

Ken
> "The History of the USCGC Taney  (WHEC-37) by LtJg Brian J. Whetstine
> Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX     Lt Brian was recasently killed
> in  WW2  air  plain crash in Tillimoc, OR.
>        We belong to "The Old Mill" in Garabaldi OR so we go there often.
> s/vern
 

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Subject:         Re: Coast Guard Cutter Taney
   Date:        Tue, 14 Jul 1998 14:06:56
   From:        KenCat <kencatsierra@att.net>

>The Coast Guard Cutter Taney Former Crew members will hold its reunion
>15-18 October 1998 in San Diego, California, We hope you will be able to
>attend.

There is a very outside chance that we might.

>Please make contact with us, so we may keep our roster up to date.  If
>you have any information on any former Taney crew members, living or
>dead please contact us so we can maintain the Taney history.

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Following was received from a former crew member of Taney:

"My time in TANEY was 10 April 1947 to 9 November 1947 so we were probably
not aboard at the same time - but pretty close! CAPT Carl Bowman was CO-
hell on wheels! He lives here in San Diego, close to 90 years old now."

Vern, you might want to try contacting Capt Bowman.  Since he is almost
90, he was possibly aboard Taney during WWII.>
>There is a book on the Taney history, and the Taney is now part of the
>Baltimore MD. Maritime Museum.

Please let me know where I can buy the book on CGC Taney.  I would
like to get it very much.

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Saw your website, it's very nice.  We have children living in Newberg
and Tillamook OR, so we stay at the Shilo in Lincoln City OR coast
usually a week or so in July or August so we can drive a short way and
visit both families.  Regarding your interest in genealogy, we also
have a daughter in California who is a Public Relations manager for
Family Tree Maker software firm Banner Blue in California.

Our family website centered on our interest is at
http://home.at.net/~kencatlsierra

Enjoyed your letter.  Thanks much.  Looking forward to getting the
purchasing info on the Taney book.

Salutes,

Ken Smith, Verdi Nevada

      _~~~
     /(^_^)
    /__| |__
   //  \ /  \

Simple Apparatus
 

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(please note this is old information, check 1 Bell)
The Coast Guard Cutter Taney Former Crew members will hold its reunion
15-18 October 1998 in San Diego, California, We hope you will be able to
attend.

Please Contact Harry Nelson. He is the coordinator for the convention
and Taney Roster.

Harry & Delores NELSON
18327 Van Ness Ave
Torrance, CA  90504-5309
Phone: 310-324-7282
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Please make contact with us, so we may keep our roster up to date.  If
you have any information on any former Taney crew members, living or
dead please contact us so we can maintain the Taney history.

Most of the members attending are from W.W.II and for some reason the
ranks are becoming thin, so we need some younger people on the roster to
keep the Taney alive.

There is a book on the Taney history, and the Taney is now part of the
Baltimore MD. Maritime Museum.

You may also contact Vern Toler on his web page or e-mail and I will
pass the information along.

http://www.armory.com/~vern
vern@armory.com

s/vern
 

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 (Copy of letter to Homer Compton dated Sep 18 1998 )

    My father, Gilbert Reynaga, served aboard the Taney briefly as a reservist in the late 1950's (I believe it was during the time the ship was at Ocean Station Hotel in the North Pacific around 1958) I am in the process of building a model of the ship as a present for him. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find very much reference material on her appearance at that time.  I am looking particularly for photographs, exterior plan drawings or even simple recall actions by former crewmen to help me construct as an accurate a replica as possible.  If you would pass this request along to your membership I would be most grateful.  I can be reached at (916) 654-9496, by e-mail at treynaga@edd.ca.gov or at my home address above. Thank you very much.  sincerely s/Tim Reynaga.

(address if needed can be obtained from web master vern)
 

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   Date:         Mon, 19 Apr 99 21:56:25 +0000
   From:         egustaf@sirius.com

I am a journalist doing a story for "The Surfer's Journal" about a spot just
outside San Francisco's Golden Gate called the Potato Patch Shoal. It is a part
of the San Francisco Bar where massive waves break during big Winter swells. It
turns out that the Taney headed over this shipping hazard during the swell of
the century: February 9, 1960. In his book "Guardians of the Golden Gate," Ralph
Shanks has a picture of the Taney facing what is estimated (by the Army Corps of
Engineers, no less) to be a 100 ft. waves.
I have two questions for you:
-Do you happen to have any pictures of the Taney on this day? I have been unable
to track the above-mentioned photo. Mr. Shanks does not have the negative. I
have contacted Coast Guard Historian Bob Browning on this matter, as well as the
Army Corp of Engineers.
-Could you possibly put me in contact (by email or otherwise) with crewman who
would have been on the Taney on February 9, 1960. I would like to ask them about
their experiences on that fateful day.
I very much appreciate your site on the Taney and share your interest/fascinatin
with the Coast Guard and its history.
Eric Gustafson, San Francisco
(415) 643-8659
 TWIMC:
 

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Subject:    Date:         Mon, 1 Mar 1999 21:04:01 -0500
   From:         "Christopher Williams" <chwillia@gte.net>

Hello...
I just heard of your website and have viewed it. I am interested in pursuing
a project to publish a book on the 327's and have yet to meet anyone from
the TANEY who might be able to help me. I know mostly nothing about her
other than her significance as a Pearl Harbor survivor. Anything else is
general info. I have spoken in length with members of the DUANE, INGHAM, and
SPENCER and I was hoping I could also establish a line of communication with
you to establish a working background of the TANEY's history. I am not a
coastie but I do dive on the DUANE frequently and have a small role in
tending to her. I guess I am the last one to serve on her huh?

Sincerely,
Chris
Christopher Williams
 

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I am looking for some information. My Great... Grandfather was Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney. What I do know about him was that he was the Chief Justice
of the US Sepreme Court during the Dread Scott Decision. I was hoping
somebody there could tell me where I might find more information about my
'grandfather'.

Your help is greatly appreciated...

Michael F. Willcox
 

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 Subject:         U.S.C.G.WPG-37 ROGER B. TANEY
   Date:         Sun, 7 Feb 1999 21:00:06 -0600
   From:        "Larry J. Mulholland" <larrys@sound.net>
     To:         <vern@armory.com>

Dear Vern: My Name is Larry Wendell, and I am studying Pearl Harbor, and in relation to the USCG's role there in December 1941. As to the TANEY Being there in Honolulu Harbor, I believe tied up at Pier # 4, there we're also some other Coast Guard vessel's there: WALNUT WAGL-252, de-commissioned in 1985,KUKUI WAGL-225, RELIANCE WSC-150, TIGER WSC-152, CG-8, CG-27, CG-400, CG-403, CG-517, and BALBOA WAGL-?, would you happen to know this last one's hull number? As well as any other Coast Guard vessels that are not listed here,
from December 1941-1945?
Thank you for any help,
Larry Wendell
Pearl Harbor Study Group
Universal Ship Cancellation Society
 

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 Subject:         Crew Member WHEC-37 7/1/66-8/15/68
   Date:         Sun, 31 Jan 1999 19:34:02 -0800
   From:        "Dick Coffy" <dcoffy@4cs.net>

Was on board Taney when Sherman Frick was CO, Red Starr was Exec.  Was at one time SEPA (Senior Ensign Present Afloat).   Would like to know if Taney is in Baltimore.  Have an old commissioning pennant when we went into the Todd Shipyard in Alameda, Ca in 1867.  Also was on board when "Little Stupid" came aboard on Ocean Station  "Victor".
Dick Coffy.  Can email me at dcoffy@4cs.net
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   Date:         Sun, 31 Jan 1999 01:38:09 -0600
   From:        "Orin" <wndsurft@execpc.com>

My name is Orin R Torgerson, I served aboard the USCGC Taney from 11/20/68
to 3/11/70; this include her tour of duty in Viet Nam.  Prior to the Viet
Nam tour we also pulled a tour of duty on "Ocean station November".

I was a Quartemaster 3rd class when I came aboard the Taney and was QM2 when
I left; I then finished my Coast Guard tour at Rescue Coordination Center
(RCC), 12th Coast Guard District, San Francisco.

I had an interesting experience with the Taney around June of 1985 (though
I'm not sure of the year); I was travelling to the Canadian Maritimes and
was approaching Halifax, Nova Scotia by car.  As I was about to cross over a
bridge to the downtown area I saw a 327 footer that caught my eye.  As I got
closer I saw the "37" on her hull and was I ever excited!  I was by myself
and didn't have any itinerary so I ended up at the main gate of the Navy
base there........the guard contacted the quarterdeck on the Taney and a
crewmember came out to escort me aboard.
Quite a bit had changed in the 15 years (or so) since I had been aboard but
it was like being reacquainted with an old friend.

If you have any names of those who were stationed on her during the time
frame I was aboard I'd sure appreciate getting their names and contact info.

I'm happy that you're taking the time and energy to list your name and
gather info on the Taney.  I hope to hear from you. A former crewmember
Orin R Torgerson

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Subject:         ROGER B TANEY
   Date:         Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:06:16 EST
   From:         DOTBOBV@aol.com
     To:         vern@armory.com
 

      I WAS THE CHIEF BOATSWAIN MATE ON TANEY LATE 67 TO MID 70 WHICH INCLUDED THE VIET NAM DEPLOYMENT. I WAS MOUNT CAPTAIN ON THE 5 INCH AND WHILE WE RECEIVED FIRE FROM SHORE WE NEVER TOOK A HIT. MANY MORE OF THE SAME ERA SAILORS ARE AT FREDS PLACE AND IN THE VIRTUAL REUNION HALL THERE. I WILL TRY TO PASS THE WORD TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THIS SITE. BEST WISHES  BMCM BOB TALIAFERRO RET
 

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Subject:         USCG Taney
   Date:         Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:48:00 -0600
   From:         "Wayne Radwanski" <texsurf@texas.net>
     To:         <vern@armory.com>
Dear Sir,

How nice to find a site for the USCG Taney of which I was a crew of from June 1972-July 1974 at which time I had finished my enlistment.  I was a 3rd class MST (Marine Science Technician)  with fellow shipmates named Robert Gallagher,  Peter Jones, and the cook was Nedweski. Capt.  Paulsen was the commander the whole time I was a crew member.Any info you can send me about the where abouts of the Taney would be most appreciative.  I know shes got a tremendous amount of history.
Best to you,
Wayne  Radwanski  USCG  Taney  crewmember  1972-1974

Joe Kleinpeter,
 

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Subject:         327s
   Date:         Sun, 6 Dec 1998 07:44:24 EST
   From:         PointBanks@aol.com
     To:         slcallahan@worldnet.att.net
    CC:
        bratton@usa.net, vern@armory.com, treyes@pinn.net, bobjanlarsen@msn.com,
        davesand@pacbell.net, ratlee@erols.com, uscgcbi@juno.com,
        ricedale@ptialaska.com, mgpar@juno.com, normstewart@worldnet.att.net,
        duthiew@dc.jones.com, bwilliam@intellex.com, GVent70929@aol.com,
        JACMAL@aol.com, egerdes@insolwwb.net, tshan333@bellsouth.net,
        tomkat21@msn.com, marob@gateway.net, shyecat@webtv.net,
        cgcspencer@webtv.net

Good Morning 327 Coasties
Bring your ship home for Christmas. The Coast Guard Combat Veterans
Association is fundraising for monuments to fallen Coasties by offering a
Christmas ornament with a 327 imprinted on the front & list of all 327s with
commissioning & decommissioning dates on the back. Satin white ornament is
shipped in a display box. For those of you who previously ordered,we offer a
Coast Guard insignia ornament. Cost of each is $12.50 including shipping, or 2
for $22.50. Make check payable to CGCVA & note items ordered in check memo.
Send to Joe Kleinpeter, PO Box 548, Moriches, NY 11955 for prompt delivery.
Happy Holidays
 

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Subject:         WWII Taney
   Date:         Sun, 6 Dec 1998 07:32:08 EST
   From:         PointBanks@aol.com
     To:         vern@armory.com
 

Good Morning
Saw your posting at Freds & want to invite you to join the Coast Guard Combat
Veterans Association & meet 1800 members, many of which served in WWI. Email
your address for an application. Joe Kleinpeter, Pres. CGCVA

Subject:         Demise of the Taney
   Date:         Wed, 2 Dec 1998 23:46:00 -0600
   From:        "Jack A. Eckert" <jeckert@execpc.com>
     To:         <vern@armory.com>
Vern,
I have in my own way started an awareness campaign about the demise of the Taney.  One of the
places I sounded an alert was on the Point Counter Point section of Fred's Place.  Suggest you join
in or start a new commentary in the same place.

I am also putting it in to the Winter Edition of the Old Salt's Journal.

Comments?
Jack
You can find me at JACK'S JOINT located at http://www.execpc.com/~jeckert/

The markings on the TANEY have been restored due to pressure from former crewmen   s/vern_toler
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Subject:         ROGER B. TANEY
   Date:         Sat, 21 Nov 1998 15:55:02 -0500
   From:         "Harris, W.J. (Jeff)" <HarrisWj@ci.rocky-mount.nc.us>
     To:         "'vern@armory.com'" <vern@armory.com>
 

 DEAR MR. TOLER, I AM AN EX-SAILOR WHO SERVED ON BOARD THE CUTTER TANEY AS A GUNNER'S MATE IN 1983-85 AND I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW IF YOU KNOW WHERE I MAY BE ABLE TO FIND A MODEL OF THIS SHIP. YEARS AGO I FOUND ONE IN PORTSMOUTH, VA. BUT IT GOT DESTROYED DURING HURRICANE FRAN. IF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND ONE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOME PHOTO'S OF THE TANEY YOU CAN REACH ME AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

                                  WILLIAM J. HARRIS
 

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                                 Subject:         TANEY SHIPMATE
   Date:         Wed, 07 Oct 1998 22:22:25 -0400
   From:        Doug & Kate Fears <dougkate@sprynet.com>
     To:         vern@armory.com
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that I am one of the
"younger" TANEY shipmates.  I served as a deck seaman (SA/SN) from
1982-1983.  Please include me in your register of shipmates.

Many thanks ... and great web site!
LT Doug Fears
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Subject:        Re: Taney Book Morae
   Date:        Thu, 08 Oct 1998 00:22:17 +0000
   From        kencatsierra@att.net (KenCat)

Thanks for letter. I read the whole Taney story on your site.
I served aboard Taney 1948 six months; "November" position was
then called station "Fox".  Thanks very much for this info.

We also have a new webpage at http://home.att.net/~kencatsierra
It indicates our family interest, and is still growing.  Regards, Ken

> check my Taney story on my web page http://www.armory.com/~vern
 

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 Subject:        Capt Bowman
   Date:        Fri, 4 Jun 1999 00:13:35 -0400
   From:          Harry Maybeck <haroldm@nh.ultranet.com>
     To:         <vern@armory.com>

Hi Vern,
In your Taney page you noted that Captain
Carl Bowman had passed away. I think you have
his middle initial wrong. It wasn't "B", it was "G".
His name was Carl George Bowman. With the
initials C. G. Bowman is why he was frequently
referred to due to some of his decisions as
"Coast Guard Bowman" and also as
"Christ God Bowman".

Regards,
Harry Maybeck
Aerographers Mate/3c
USCGC Taney 1946-48
      While C.G.Bowman was the Skipper.
           Harry Maybeck
            Meteorologist
 

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Subject:         Another shipmate
   Date:         Fri, 4 Jun 1999 00:21:29 -0400
   From:         Harry Maybeck <haroldm@nh.ultranet.com>
     To:         <Vern@armory.com>
vern,
After going over your list. I would like to add
another name to the list of our deceased shipmates.

Clyde (Bill) King, Signalman 1/c
USCGC Taney 1947-48
Retired Oakland, Calif. Police Officer.
Passed away 1990 or 91.

           Harry Maybeck
            Meteorologist

   weather@maybeck.com
     harold@maybeck.com
   haroldm@nh.ultranet.com
  haroldm@psc.plymouth.edu
   http://www.maybeck.com
 

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Subject:        Taney
   Date:         Thu, 1 Jul 1999 06:06:02 EDT
   From:         Taney55@aol.com
     To:        vern@armory.com
Hello...I was a Radioman onboard the Taney from 1981 until 1983.  Please add
my name to you list of shipmates.  I would love to hear from any of my fellow
shipmates.
Chuck Fesperman
 

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   Date:         Sun, 11 Jul 1999 17:58:08 EDT
   From:         BETCD208@aol.com

I would like to add my name as a past crew member of the Taney. I served
aboard her from June 1959 until Aug 1962 under Captains Childress, Helmer and
Staats. I was a machinist mate 2/c. I was proud to have been known as one of
" HELMERS HELLERS.'     s/Bob Ewell
 

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Hello,

My name is John Chapman, and I'm the grandson of Frank K.
Johnson, a member of the crew of the Taney during the days of the
Pearl Harbor attack. I would like to know if you have any
information about him or if you knew him. I think he was the XO,
but I'm not fully sure. If possible, please email me at
jchap1969@aol.com. Thanks a ton,    John
 

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Subject:         Taney
   Date:        Mon, 19 Jul 1999 19:47:37 EDT
   From:         HEBSHOG@aol.com
     To:         vern@armory.com
Hello,
My name is Bill Heberling.  Today a friend of mine at work showed me a very
interesting shell casing.  It was a 5"/38 I believe.  He picked it up when he
was working at a recycling center.  It had various inscriptions on it. One
said "This one hit the conning tower fired at the Jap sub off Attu (or Atta).
Another said "US Coast Guard - Station Alaska - Cutter Taney."  It was also
signed by several crew members:  Jones - first gunman, Martin - No 2, Brown -
Breech.  (No first names).  It was dated Jan 17, 1944.  Another line said "at
sea 3 weeks, 2 days.  The head stamp on the case is TB & CC, 10-1617, Lot-409
The owner of this shell is willing to give it to any of the crew that may be
alive or to any of their offspring.  I am going to show him some of the info
I have found on the Web.  Maybe the museum where the ship is located would be
interested.Any additional information that you could provide would be greatly
appreciated, such as more Web sites that pertain to the Taney and her history.
Thanks,  Bill
 

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Subject:         Re: Coast Guard Cutter Taney
   Date:         Wed, 4 Aug 1999 03:39:34 EDT
   From:         HALWILLJR@aol.com
     To:         vern@armory.com

Understand there may be a reunion in Jacksonville this year.  Since I just
retired again and moved from california to Bradenton FL, I might finally be
able to get to one.
Harold W. Willis Jr.  CWO4(MED), USCG(RET)

Bradenton, FL 34209-9786
HMC on Taney 1973-75
Please supply any info and include me on any mailing lists.

Thankyou !!!!
 

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Subject:         USCGC TANEY
   Date:         Sun, 22 Aug 1999 07:09:32 -0700
   From:        "Garret Conklin, Jr." <garretc@earthlink.net>
     To:         wndsurft@execpc.com, DOTBOBV@aol.com
    CC:         vern@armory.com, Bob and Mercedes Zingmark <RZ19@aol.com>

To: Orin Torgerson & Bob Taliaferro
Fm: Garret Conklin (RM2 - ex)

Shipmates:
Found your msgs on Vern Tolers website about the Taney, thus the
addresses which I hope still work.  I found Vern's page when trying to
figure out what to do with a lot of Taney stuff I have, and was thinking
of donating it to the museum in Baltimore. He talked me out of it, for
the time being, until I get stuff scanned.

So, catching up - I have a home in Alameda, of all places! In touch with
Bob Zingmark (sonar) frequently - he's one of my best friends, but lives
up in Montana now. Orin, you and I were stationed together at CCGD12
RCC/Commcen after Taney, remember?

I was back east in June and made it to Baltimore to see the "Queen of
the Pacific" - she's looking good, albeit without the stripe on her
bows. The fellow at the brow said the CG wanted it off, and had also
welded the props to prevent turning.  It was a real "flashback" to be
aboard. Showed my wife my rack, which now looks like a bed, not the pipe
racks we had. ("Heave out, trice up, the smoking lamp is relit in all
berthing areas!")

I got some addresses out of the "special" visitors log, and will pass
them on if this seems to reach you.
Am copying Zingmark, so addresses can be picked up. I'd like to try to
find more of our VietNam crew - does anyone have addresses also? Let me
know - I'll forward those addresses I have.
Fair winds
Garret Conklin
RM2 USCGC TANEY
VietNam "Cruise"

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From:        Diane Allan <venustas@erols.com>                                                                   08:57
Subject:        Addition to Taney Crew list

I'm writing on behalf of my uncle, who was on the Taney during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  His name is Carl Allan,Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116, telephone 801-596-3169.  He will be moving to St. George, Utah around the early part of next year, but we will keep you updated on his     wereabouts.
He is currently visiting me with his new bride in the Washington, D.C. area and is planning to go aboard the Taney in Baltimore this afternoon.
Best regards, Diane Allan

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 From:         Diane M Rogers <dirogers@mindspring.com>                                                          01-Dec-99 13:55
 Subject:        Ex crew member of the Roger B Tany (NRDT)
     To:         vern@armory.com

Hi vern: I served aboard the Taney from 5/27/48 to 11/15 48. The Taney was
one of three ships that was the reason I didn't make the CG a career; the
other two were the Castle Rock and The cook inlet. I'd stayed on the black hulls!
When I was aboard: Capt Paten Ex LCDR Stedman( he was OIC  of Base Boston
when I was discharged CBM Hanes (sp?) ansered to Pappy. If of interest to
any historian: K have a ratty edged 8/10 of both the Taney and the Balsam.
I retlired from the USAF  in 1968. This adress is a family site hence the
name on it.
yours Doyle C Rogers CG # 265-815
 
 

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 From:         Mlyp2001@aol.com                                                          13-Nov-99 08:46
 Subject:        Another USCGC TANEY Shipmate
     To:         vern@armory.com
Vern,
 First of all, Thank You for all your effort put into constructing a web
site dedicated to the Roger B. Taney WHEC-37. I have been looking for
information on the Taney for awhile and was quite happy to stumble onto your site.
 Please add my name to your roster of former shipmates. I served aboard the
Taney from 1977 to 1979 as an EM3. Among the many sailing adventures aboard
ship, I was fortunate to have stood the last Ocean Weather Station Hotel
duty in the Atlantic Ocean and to be part of one of the Taney's largest drug
interdiction efforts. Of course there were many SAR calls during my time
aboard and I remember them with a great sense of pride as I remember my
entire tour aboard the Taneys wooden decks.
 I am in posession of a number of photographs taken of the Taney between
the years of  '36 and '77. I would be happy to turn these over to the museum if
this could be arranged somehow. Also, I am interested in talking to any of
my shipmates from the time period of my service aboard ship. Finally, If you
are aware of any Taney memoriabilia available for sale I would be very
interested in obtaining that information.
 Thank You again. Your site has brought back so many memories of my service
in the Coast Guard.
                                                              EM3 M.L.Perry

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   From:       Michael Marshall <michael@compusearch.com>
        Tue, 18 Apr 2000 14:02:34 -0400

My address is..Michael Marshall
Sterling, VA
I found your site on the Taney (very nice!) And love
reading the history about my former ship.
I was on the decommisioning Crew that put her out to
pasture in 1986, I notice my name on your list for that crew but you
misspelled it.Could you please correct the spelling of FNMK Michael
T. Marshall... I believe it is listed as Marashall on the list.

Thank you!
PS I am hoping to make this years reunion in Baltimore
I live nearby and  vist the ship alot.

Michael T. Marshall
Technical Support manager
Compusearch Software Systems
(703) 481-3699 X 270
 

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Date:        Thu, 13 Apr 2000 11:39:51 -0400
   From:         Lindsey <lindseysb@mindspring.com>  | Block address
     Subject:         Re: USCG SWIMMERS
Vern,

Thank you!  I would really enjoy getting your story.  I
apologize for  the delay in getting back to you -- If you give me your
phone number, I'll call you later witha  Federal Express
acount number you can use to ship the documents.  I look forward to
talking to you, and maybe we can get several articles out of this -- you
have a very interesting story to tell,a nd I think the world needs to
know about it.

Bill Lindsey

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        "Michael Walling" <mwalling@gis.net>
 Subject:        Re: taney reunion--2
   Date:        Wed, 12 Apr 2000 19:45:44 -0400                                                                                     Hudson, MA

I have been doing lots of work with Paul Cora at the TANEY
and will be doing more with the TANEY and other 327 vets.
Stay in touch, Mike --
>
>--- Michael Walling <mwalling@gis.net> wrote:
>> Vern,
>> It was an honor and a pleasure meeting you.  I look
>> forward to hearing from  >> you again.
>>
>> Sincerely, >> Mike
--

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                       "Winkle, Tena"
              <TWinkle@bellhelicopter.textron.com>

                I am Henry and Doris Young's daughter, they wanted me
                to write you to see if                 they could get an update about the reunion in Florida.
                 My mom and dad were                 scheduled to go, but with the reschedule they could
                not make it because my                 mom had knee replacement surgery already scheduled.
                She had put off the                 surgery so they could make the ship reunion, then it
                was changed due to the                 hurricane.  Needless to say, they were very
                disappointed that they could not                 make it.  Anyway, she had her surgery on October 19th
                and is just now                 starting to feel human again.  Dad has stayed right
                there with her and she                 is doing as well as can be expected.

                Anyway, they were curious if you were able to attend
                the reunion and how it                 was.  If you could just write me back, I will make
                sure they get it.

                Thanks,  Tena Winkle
 

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 From:              "Robert Taylor" <shabob2@prodigy.net>  |
             Tue, 4 Jan 2000 06:24:50 -0600
   Hi Vern,     Appreciate what you are doing!

   Robert(Bob)Taylor,
 , So.Padre Island, Texas
   ET1, Taney 1947-49

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Subject:         Re: SN Mike "Odie" Brandies
   Date:         Tue, 23 May 2000 00:18:16 EDT
   From:         SsgEnigma@aol.com

I served from 84-86 on WHEC #37 (NRDT) It was nice to see it on the web!
Cmdr. Hoyt was the C.O. then. You may know me, Mike Brandies "Odie", I was
the Gunnery Seaman under GMC Mond and GM1 Oakley.  (These names might sound
familiar)  I'm now in the U.S. Army, E-6 and I have 3 years untill I can
retire. I hope to hear from you!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  It was great seeing some of the names of "Coasties" I searved with on the
"Taney"!  I was able to make contact with GM3 Jeff Harris and I am sending
him a "Revell" model of the "Taney"!  (I'm looking into getting some more)
Please post this on your web site. Thanks!
Mike "Odie" Brandies
26051 Blumfield
Roseville, MI 48066
(810) 443-4448
SsgEnigma@AOL.com

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        Thu, 18 May 2000 13:55:01 EDT
   From:         USE2RR@aol.com     Jim Zito BT2

Thanks for the memories.  It's a rainy day in Chicago and I've been visiting
the site.  I served on the Taney from June 1951 to Jan. 1954.
I was discharged from Govt. Is. as BT2.
After I looked at all the pictures, etc., called an old shipmate of mine,
John Allioto, and we reminisced about old times.  I've only stayed in touch
with a few of the guys over the years, but we are going to try to make the
2000 reunion in Baltimore.
About two years ago, I visited the ship with my Wife and children, I took
them down to the birthing compartment and showed the my rack.
Needless to say, a few tears were shed.
Keep up the good work and maybe I'll see you in October.
 

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Subject:         Marine Detachment of the USCGC Taney 1945
   Date:        Fri, 2 Jun 2000 19:24:56 -0400
   From:         gcarlson <gcarlson@brockport.edu>
     My name is Ginger Macch Carlson.  My father, Lou Macchi, was one of two 2nd
LTs for a Marine Detachment that was assigned to the Taney in 1945.  His 80th
birthday is coming up this summer and I am putting together a memory book for
him.  I have some pictures taken during the Detachment's year of island
hopping trying to catch up with the Taney and other ships as well as a copy of the the
Detachment diary that was kept by the Detachment clerk.  I would like very,
very much to be able to include some current names and addresses of surviving
Detachment members.  I would appreciate any help you can give me in getting in
contact with any surviving members of the detachment and so would like to put
a notice out on your Website in the hopes that some of the unit members or their
families will contact me.  I am including the list of names (from the Diary)
[SEE LIST UNDER 7 BELLS]
of the men assigned to the Detachment and the states they were from in the hopes
that someone will see it and respond.  Please email me at: gcarlson@brockport.edu
and I will respond ASAP.  We are haveing a birthday party for him July 8th and
I would like to include as many current names and addresses as possible.

s/Ginger

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Subject:        Crewmember
   Date:        Sun, 11 Jun 2000 20:42:29 -0400
   From:        Jerry Besecker <jnbese04@intercom.net>

I was on the Taney's decommission crew. . I was glad to find a site dedicated to the Taney it brought back many memories I have of my time on board her. I have visited her twice in Baltimore, once with my family my little girls couldn't get over seeing my name still on the locker and rack. I'm sorry I will not attend this years reunion. I look forward to here from some of my old shipmates. Keep up the good work I love this page.     Jerry D. Besecker

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Subject:             Re: USS LANSDALE
       Date:             Mon, 19 Jun 2000 16:26:40 -0400
      From:     "Charles C. Wales" <cwales@bcn.net>
        Ahoy, Vern, ahoy,
Thank you very much for informing us of your site. I have forwarded this
information to our contact person, Anne Marie Allison.  She is the
daughter of a shipmate, Gunnersmate 1st Class Raymond Miller.

As you may know, myself and my shipmates are very indebted to the US
Coast Guard (Hooligan Navy), as both the ship's which rescued us were
USCG, the USS Menges DE 320and the USS Newell DE 322.  The skipper of
the Menges, Capt. F. W. McCabe and the combat phtographer, Arthur Green
attended one of our reunions, and it was a pleasure to meet them both.

Following seas, Chuck
Charles C. Wales, Ensign, USN, Torpedo Officer, USS Lansdale DD426

note:  related story, and link USS LANSDALE  under 5 bells 1st page--vern_toler
 

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Subject:         Former Taney Shipmate
   Date:         Fri, 14 Jul 2000 19:45:11 EDT
   From:         JohnMMylett@aol.com

Funny how we always "come home"!  My name is John Mylett in New York.
I was aboard the Roger B straight out of cape may in '78.  I'm quite sure
there are many old shipmates who consider me a "kid" lol.  One highlight of
my time aboard Taney was going to Europe on a "cadet cruise" escorting  Eagle.
I left the Taney for RM School and was assigned to Vigorous out of New
London.  I specifically requested "Vig" because my brother before me was a
highly regarded RM aboard Vig.   One of my best pals aboard the Vig at that
time was GM1 Charlie Mond.  I visited Taney in Baltimore a few years back and
found Charlies name on the "decom plaque".   I wonder if you know how I can
find "Charles Mond"  he probably retired GMC or GMCS as he had no desire
whatsoever to wear gold....lol      Thanks for your time Vern.

John Mylett

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Subject:         Taney designation
   Date:         Sat, 22 Jul 2000 12:47:13 EDT
   From:        SCapob@aol.com
   I was a radarman on the Taney when we invaded Okinawa in April 1945.
 I have collected literature on the Taney through the years.
 When I was on the Taney it had the designation CG-37 painted on the bow.
 While looking over the literature I noticed that the Taney's designation was
 "WPG-37".
 Question: Do you know what WPG stands for? I have researched  unsuccessfully.
 I would appreciate any help you can offer.
 Thank you very much--S. A. Capobianco
                                  Windsor, Ct. 06095
                                  Email: scapob @ aol.com

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Subject:         USCGCDuane
   Date:         Wed, 26 Jul 2000 12:56:35 -0400
   From:         "SHORT, DANA" <DANA_SHORT@fleet.com>
     Hi, my name is Dana Short, and I am trying to find information on the
USCGC Duane.  My father (Harold Short "shorty") served on that ship and is
hoping to find some type of website or grouping like that which you have
created for your ship.  I visited your webpage (GREAT JOB) and saw my
fathers ship listed but there was no way to click on it for the detailed
history as it mentioned to do.  If you could be of any help of providing me
with any information or a place that I may link to research the Duane, I
would be extremely grateful....Thank you so very much in advance for your
help....:)  Sincerely, Dana
 

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Date:        1 Aug 00 09:02:13 MDT
   From:        Scott Keenan <scott_keenan@usa.net>
Dear Sir,

My grandfather, Dr. James Hundley, served aboard the Taney
during the Okinawan Campaign as one of the ship's surgeons.  I have inherited
all of his USCG and USPHS memories.  These include some really exciting
pictures of the Taney in action.  He also wrote a diary of this campaign. If these
items would be helpful in any way, I can have the pictures scanned and
also can copy the diary.
I never knew this ship's glorious history and extensive contribution to our nations national security.
It's fascinating! I am also happy to know that she is berthed in Baltimore, I would like to see her some day.
Sincerely,      Scott Keenan

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        Date:              Thu, 03 Aug 2000 11:10:46 -0400
       From:              Dennis W Benefield <Dennis.W.Benefield@dupontpharma.com>
Just happened on the Taney site.
I served on Her 1958 to January of 1959 as an ET2.

Dennis Benefield     dwbenefield@yahoo.com

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Subject:         SHIPMATES
   Date:         Wed, 9 Aug 2000 14:06:56 EDT
   From:         WGmc72@gateway.net

I WAS A CREW MEMBER ABOARD THE USCGC TANEY FROM FEBRUARY, 1965 TO JUNE 1966
WHEN I WAS TRANSFERRED TO LORAN STATION PORT CLARENCE, AK.  I WAS AN SK3 AT
THE TIME, AND PUBLISHED THE SHIP'S NEWSPAPER (FORGOT THE NAME), I THINK IT
WAS THE TANEY TIMES.  CAPTAIN SHERMAN K. FRICK WAS THE C.O., AND SK1 SCHOTT
WAS MY BOSS.  EVEN THOUGH IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO, I STILL REMEMBER ALOT OF THE
TIMES WE HAD.

LET ME HEAR FROM YOU.

BILL HORN
 

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   Date:         Tue, 15 Aug 2000 19:26:13 -0700 (PDT)
   From:         Daniel Bartley <dlbart536@yahoo.com>
    Hi Vern, my name is Dan Bartley I'm from Lehman Pa.
and I was a crew member of the Taney from oct 1975 to
feb. 1977 we pulled ocean weather station hotel in the
north atlantic and in 1976 found ourselfs in Gitmo
Cuba. I was a fireman in the engin room under MKCM
Kenny Arrikawa the co was cmdr J.J. Wicks then cmdr
Moran. I just found your web site by chance and
couldn't believe it I'm very pleased . The Taney is
always in my memory I was very young and made a lot of
friends and I would like to find out how some of them
are any info would be great. please put me on your
mailing list, and e-mail me if you would. THANKS hope
to hear from you
                      Dan BARTLEY BM1
 

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Subject:         Item to donate
   Date:         Tue, 15 Aug 2000 22:26:17 -0400
   From:         oldsalt26@juno.com

 Dear sir my name is William A. Lewis I am a retired CWO I served on the
TANEY from July 1959 to Oct 1962.  I have a quite of few photo and other
items I would like to donate to the museum but I have been insuccesful in
reaching any body at the mmuseum could you help me.  mMy email is
oldsalt26@juno.com.  Would like any info or heldp you might give me.

       Willaim S Lewis CWO3\
        U>S> Coast Guard Ret.
 

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Subject:         taney
   Date:         Thu, 17 Aug 2000 11:13:27 -0400
   From:         david provins <telstar057@libcom.com>

MY NAME IS DAVID G. PROVINS AND WOULD LIKE SOME ASSISTANCE IF IT IS AVAILABLE.  RECENTLY VISITED INNER HARBOR IN MD. I WAS VERY MUCH IMPRESSED WITH THE SHIPS AND THEIR HISTORY.  I ALSO BUILD RC PLANES AND BOATS.  I AM UNABLE TO LOCATE COAST GUARD CUTTER PLANS FOR BUILDING AND WOULD LIKE TO CONSTRUCT THE TANEY IN RC ELECTRIC.  AS USUAL, THE KIDS TOOK PICTURES OF THE DOLPHINS AND EVERYTHING ELSE EXCEPT THE SHIPS.  ARE THERE PICTURES OF THE TANEY FROM FOUR SIDES WITH USCG STRIPING?  IF SO, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE HAVING THEM. ALSO, ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH TWO SISTER SHIPS MOORED IN THE INNER HARBOR.  THEY WOULD BE AMPHIB-ASSAULT SHIPS AND I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THEIR NAMES.  I MAY HAVE SERVED ON ONE OF THEM.  IF YOU HAVE TIME, VERN, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND I CAN BE CONTACTED AT telstar057@libcom.com.  DAVID

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Date:              Fri, 18 Aug 2000 17:50:00 -0700
           Jim McMurry <jmcmurry@mediatonic.com>

Served aboard Taney from March 85 to December 85, transferred off when we went to Gtmo for REFTRA.  Went to ST "A" school. During this short time onboard was part of the largest drug bust on the east coast at the time (I think it was around 120 tons of dope)
Jim McMurry
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        Date:              Wed, 9 Aug 2000 16:59:30 -0700
        From:              "Edward L. Glazebrook" <nexus@lightspeed.net>
      Please add me to the e-mail list.  I served on the Taney from August of 1970 to about August of 1972.  I would be very much
interested in hearing about all that goes on regarding the Taney.  Thanks  Ed Glazebrook.  nexus@lightspeed.net

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               From:         EdShort9@aol.com  | Block address
   Date:           Mon, 28 Aug 2000 21:31:57 EDT

My father was Richard M. Short.  He enlisted in the USCG in
August and was a crew member of the Taney at Pearl Harbor. He vividly
recalled the events of  the day because he had just came off of shore patrol.
Unfortunately, my  father was not a "joiner" and did not keep in touch with
his shipmates despite the fact he spent 20 years in the service, retiring
in 1961 as an AKC.  His hometown was Fallon, Nevada.
He passed away two days ago in the Coatseville, Pennsylvania VA Hospital and
will be buried in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
If you haver any records which mention my father, I would appreciate it if
you could share them.
Thanks,  Ed Short
 

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   Date:         Wed, 13 Sep 2000 09:45:38 -0400
   From:         Bob Thornton <rthorn1@email.msn.com>

     Just finished viewing your site on the Taney. It's fantastic, can't describe it any other way. I served aboard the Taney's sister
ship, the Campbell as an Radioman. Only wish the Campbell could have been saved like the Taney instead of meeting her fate
at the bottom of the Pacific off of Hawaii. Have just finished researching the history of the Campbell from laying the keel until
her demise. I get choked up every time I read about her. My wife and I are planning to drive up from Florida next September
to PA. and really want to stop off and see the Taney. I know it's not the Campbell but I'm sure the feeling will still me the same.
Keep up the good work and good luck on your reunion.....it sound great what has been planned.

Sincerely,
Bob Thornton
Former U.S.C.G. RM3

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        Date:              Wed, 13 Sep 2000 13:30:34 -0500
       From:              "D. KING" <dking188970@prodigy.net>
 MKC DOYLE L KING RET.  1968 TO 1970 ON TANEY AS
A MM2. LIVE NOW IN OKLAHOMA.
 

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        Wed, 20 Sep 2000 14:25:50 EDT
   From:         Mugwump7777@aol.com

I was aboard the Taney for Operation Troll a secret mission for the atomic
energy commission in 1955 after the Hydrogen tests at Enewitok and Bikini.  The
cruise took about a year and we measured radiation levels all over the North and
South Pacific from the East China Sea to Borneo.  Would be interested in any
contacts with present or past crew members.  We had a ships newspaper and radio station
Tripe for the Masses - and KREW respectively.  Would be interested in contact
with any old Coasties.  Larry J. Jones, Retired,  RM2, since 1960.

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        Tue, 3 Oct 2000 15:58:56 -0700
   From:         "Dull, David" <David.Dull@schwab.com>

I was an RM1 aboard the CGC Taney in 1976 - 1977.   We did patrols on Ocean
Station Hotel during that time.  My permanent email address is
qkstart@ix.netcom.com <mailto:qkstart@ix.netcom.com> .

David R. Dull

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Subject:           UGS-38
   Date:         Fri, 6 Oct 2000 01:51:01 -0700
   From:        Gene <genol@coho.net>

I ran across the Taney site, and was reminded of my experiences  in April and May 1944 in the Mediterranean.  I was aboard DE-159 Laning at commissioning in August '43 and remained a crewmember through Laning's five
convoy voyages across the Atlantic, and onward till Nov '45.
We were part of convoy UGS-38 screen--right up front--on 20 April '44 when the Luftwaffe came calling.  I was manning surface radar when SS Paul  Hamilton disintegrated from a torpedo strike and lit up the area for the rest of the
first-wave  torpedo bombers.
Also recall Destroyer Landsdale being sunk with DE-321 Mosley assisting and
later  losing her stern to an acoustic torpedo during the return trip, GUS-38, when
sister- ship Fechteler DE-157 was sunk by U-967 on 5 May.
Anyway, where I am going with this is, I understand it was Coastguardsman
Green who was responsible for a photographic account of much of the action we
witnessed.  I read of his passing in your web site.  I would have enjoyed
meeting with him.
I received a plain paper copy of SS Hamilton explosion from Laning shipmate
Bob Jones but it is not of a quality to install in a USS Laning web site I am
working on.  I  don't have a source for that image off Navy archival prints and would like
to find a digital  image that could be transmitted to me by email or on a floppy disk.
Among any other common interests we may share could you lend me a hand in my
search?

Gene Lovegren USN

Beaverton, OR 97008
USS Laning DE-159/APD-55 [CONVERSION IN '44]
503-350-1815

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        Date:              Mon, 9 Oct 2000 19:35:59 -0700
        From:               Kenneth R Groat <ihavenofriends@juno.com>

  GREETINGS TANEY REFUGEE'S!!!!!  I was incarcerated aboard the Taney
from June 77 to May 78. It's hard to believe it's been nearly a quarter
of a century. I have some good memories, but I remember a lot of bad
things too. No Liberty, racial tension, bad food, noisy berthing areas,
and low moral. I guess the summation of all these factors led up to that
fatal night when I attacked the Captains stateroom door with a fire
axe!!! I would like exchange "war stories" from some of the other guy's
on the boat at that time.
  Ken Groat
  ihavenofriends@juno.com

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   Date:
        Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:04:56 -0400
   From:
        "Cowan, Everett M." <ECowan@verizoncsi.com>
    Everett M. Cowan (USCGC Taney - 1976-78) (QM3/2)  I was (along with Capt
Moran) a member of the last Weather Station that the Coast Guard ever
manned.  Weather Station Hotel.  I retired (CWO2 Bosn) in 1997 after 21
years of service to the Coast Guard.

Everett M. Cowan MCSE
Security Planner
Verizon Connected Solutions, Inc.
(410)238-6410

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        Date:              Thu, 12 Oct 2000 22:32:33 EDT
        From:              John Tuten <johntutenjr@hotmail.com>

  I served aboard the Taney as a Coast Guard Academy cadet.  I am trying to find Blueprints or plans to
help me build a radio controled model of the Taney.
                   Respectfully,
                     John Tuten
_________________________________________________________________________
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   Date:         Mon, 23 Oct 2000 16:30:01 -0400
   From:         Dewey Regan <delta61@earthlink.net>
     My neighbor was aboard the Taney at Okinawa, WWII.  His name is
James Washington Clark.
Dewey P. Regan, USAF, Ret. (E-8)

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   Date:         Fri, 27 Oct 2000 22:45:40 EDT
   From:         ETrott9804@aol.com
     : I served on the Taney for a short time in the San Francisco area in
1956.  I took 3  Weather Patrols on the Taney and then I got off and went to
small boats where I stayed for 3 years.  I am now retired and live in
Portland, Oregon.  the Taney still has a soft spot in my heart and always will.

Edward A. Trott
Portland, Oregon  97203-1567

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        Date:              Sat, 18 Nov 2000 21:17:21 -0800
      From:             Jim Drush <ra@mlode.com>

James Larry Drush SO1
On board he Taney for 2 tours. First in 1960 and second in 1964
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        Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:17:45 -0500

        Dewey Regan <delta61@earthlink.net>
      James W. Clark was assigned to the Taney in 1944 and reported aboard while
she was in Brooklyn Naval Yard.  He was on the Taney for two convoys to
Bizerte before she was refitted at Boston Naval Yard, winter of '44.  He was
aboard the Taney until she returned to Charleston, South Carolina in 1946
where he was discharged at Savannah, Georgia.  Jim was a Coxswain 3rd Class
at time of discharge.  His current address is:

James W. Clark
Port Richey, FL
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        Mon, 13 Nov 2000 05:30:49 EST
   From:       Elliehsc@aol.com

    Want to thank you for letting us celebrate the Taney Reunion.  It was a
beautiful experience and my Husband's dream come true to see his ship.  Say
hello to Linda from us, and thank her for the Anniversary Cake too.
    The night before returning to Chicago I got very ill at the Red Roof Inn
near the airport.  They called 911 had a ambulance trip and three stay stay
in Glen Burnie Hospital.  Said it was heart failure, had to say there three
days.
    On the return home unable to walk on or off the plane and got worst.
Back to Hospital at home with another eight day stay in there.  Visiting
nurses and daily shots, it was horrible.  Still can't walk as my legs are
weak.  But getting stronger every day.  I am a Classic.
    Anyway thank you for all your hard work, we appreciated it.
      Eleanor & Richard Gorecki, of Illinois
 
 

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             Fri, 27 Oct 2000 22:38:22 EDT
        From:              ETrott9804@aol.com

  I served on the Taney in the San Fransisco Area and made 3 Weather Cruise.  Then got off.
 This was in 1956.  I would like to get the book that was writen about the Taney, so could you please give me the Information as to how I can buy the Book.

Edward A. Trott
Portland, Or.

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        "M. Bratton" <mbratton@earthlink.net>
   Marc Bratton, RM2 1966-67
I was an RM2 on the Taney 1966-67, pulling an Ocean Station Victor/Japan tour, a couple of Ocean Station Novembers
and the SAR operation to locate Gen. Stillwell's downed aircraft for which Taney was on-scene commander.

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        Fri, 28 May 1999 16:04:11 -0700
   From:         Jim Drush <ra@mlode.com>

My name is James Larry Drush, when I was on the Taney I was know as Larry Drush. I was a sonorman. I did two tours. The first in1960 and again in 1964.
Ocean station November, San Diego, and Alaska right after the title wave and the Angelo Petre rescue are in my memory banks.Would like to hear form anyone? s/Jim Drush

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rom:         Gene <genol@coho.net>
DE-152 Peterson was manned by USCG and I understand its namesake was medal
of honor winner.  Are you aware if its history.  Am attaching two images.
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        Tue, 19 Dec 2000 19:48:32 +0000
   From:         azskip@att.net
   I am a former Taney sailor, 1949/1950.Would like to be added to your list.Please reply to azskip@att.net
Via Con Dios Skip Clarke

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Subject:         Jack Rittichier, USCGC & Site Link
   Date:         Sat, 23 Dec 2000 14:40:51 EST
   From:         SkylinerFan@aol.com

I have just come from your site "The Crew of the USCGS Taney" and I must say
I was impressed and enlightened by the content.  Members of the US Coast
Guard indeed a stand-up group and are well deserving of all praise and honor.
 You did a wonderful job with the site and I have it bookmarked.

Lt. Jack C. Ritticher, Vietnam, was mentioned on one of your pages.  Jack is
one of my 5 adopted POW/MIA's.  Having lived through the Vietnam War, where
my (ex) husband and many family members  and friends served proudly, I can
assure you I take the matter of our POW/MIA's extremely serious.   Some came
home bearing emotional and/or physical the scars of war, and, some now walk
with God.   I have nothing but the utmost respect for each and every one of
our service men and women who serve our country in war and peace.

Until today, I had been searching in vain to find additional information of
Lt. Jack C. Rittichier who, sadly, was the first member of the Coast Guard to
lose his life in Vietnam.

With your permission, I would be honored and grateful to add your verbiage
regarding Lt. Rittichier to my honor page for him, complete with
acknowledgement to you and a link back to your website.

For you to view, I have incorportated it in my site.  If you disapprove or do
not wish any part of your information on Lt. Rittichier to appear on my page,
I will honor your wishes and remove it immediately.

The URL for my honor page for Lt. Jack C. Rittichier is as follows:

  http://www.angelcities.com/members/skylinerfan/page2d.html

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Happy Holidays.

Blessings to you!

Skyliner Fan (Jeannie)
For:  WO Wade Ellen, 1st Lt. Everett McPherson,
Mjr. Robert Brown, Lt. Victor Buckley, Lt. Jack Rittichier
http://www.angelcities.com/members/skylinerfan/index.html
United We Stand....Divided We Fall!
Lest We Forget!
 
 

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        Mon, 25 Dec 2000 15:13:52 EST
   From:        ChowChowsR4Me@aol.com

My father was on the Roger B. Taney in 1946.  He would like to be put on your
list to be notified of any events or information related to the Taney.  You
can e-mail me back with any information you might need to notify him.  Thank
you.

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   Date:         Tue, 26 Dec 2000 08:56:29 -0500
   From:        Michael Watt <mwatt@longisland.com>

My father-in-law, John "Jack" Greaney, served on the Taney during World War
II. He plans on learning more about the Internet this year (2001) and I
figured I would use what he could learn about the Taney as the carrot that
finally gets to spring for the computer he needs. Please send the URLs of
any other sites regarding the Taney that you feel are worth checking out.
In the meanwhile, please put me on your mailing list and I will make sure
he gets any Taney updates. Until he gets his own computer, that is.

For what it is worth, I enjoy hearing about the Taney and I am working to
make sure my sons, Jack's grandchildren, understand and appreciate the
sacrifices their grandfather and the men aboard the Taney made for the good
of this country.
Regards,
Michael Watt
Director & Chief Information Officer
  * www.LongIsland.com
Long Island's Most Popular Web Site
47 Mall Drive
INVISION.COM, Inc.
Commack, NY 11725
631-543-1000 ext. 249

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        Sun, 31 Dec 2000 12:10:38 EST
   From:         CaryKlug@aol.com

    I was stationed on the Taney in 1978 for a year, I was a gunnersmate. Thanks for the website, it brought back a lot of memories.

Cary Klug
 

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Subject:         U-175
   Date:         Tue, 2 Jan 2001 23:41:00 -0800
   From:         Geno <usslaning@coho.net>
  Thought you might enjoy this site & info.

http://www.nara.gov/nara/nn/nns/ww2photo.html

61. "Coast Guardsmen on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer
watch the explosion of a depth
charge which blasted a Nazi U-boat's hope of breaking into the center of a
large convoy." Sinking of U-175. WO Jack January, April 17, 1943. 26-G-1517.
(ww261.jpg)
 

151. "Two Coast Guard-manned LST's open their great jaws in the surf that
washes on Leyte Island beach, as soldiers strip down and build sandbag piers out to the ramps to speed up
unloading operations." 1944.26-G-3738. (ww2151.jpg)

191. "Two enlisted men of the ill-fated U.S. Navy aircraft carrier LISCOME
BAY, torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Gilbert Islands, are buried at sea from the deck of a Coast
Guard-manned assault transport."

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Subject:         grandfather served
   Date:         Thu, 4 Jan 2001 23:49:33 EST
   From:         Flytierjjj@aol.com
 

My grandfather, Carl J. Allan, was on theTaney the day Pearl Harbor was
attacked.  He has been to a couple of the reunions, but if you are looking
for information I could put you in contact with him. . .
 

Jeff Justice

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Subject:         ship reference
   Date:         Sat, 6 Jan 2001 21:20:02 -0500
   From:        Mike and Kelly Ashey <gsmodels@nettally.com>

My name is Mike Ashey and I am a scale model builder.  I am looking for any reference material, especially photos on the Roger B.Taney as  she appeared on December 7th, 1941 for a modeling project.  Can you help me?

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             Wed, 10 Jan 2001 23:02:27 EST
        From:
             Gaskill630@aol.com

Please add my name to the Taney e-mail list.

Jack P. Gaskill   -  gaskill630@aol.com
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Subject:        Taney crewmember
   Date:         Sun, 14 Jan 2001 20:40:05 EST
   From:         BNOHIO2@aol.com
    >From SN Brian K.(Rocky)  McLaughlin :  Wanted to say hello to former
shipmates.  Served on Taney 85-decom. time.  Remember many hours
on the helm of Taney during calm and brutally rough seas.  Escourting a tug
back to Jacksonville with the "Mother load".   Still have pics. stowed away
in collection somewhere.  Flo playing his guitar in the dry-storage area late
at night.  Cockroaches infesting the galley,  doing mess-cook duty.  Busting
fishermen with huge lobsters I will never see again....Trying to speak a
foreign language and resorting to sign language instead....
       Thorton and Besecker where are you guys?   Hope your O.k.  ?
Take care...the Rock.   P.s.    I ll send Moses after ya :-)  Thanks Vern!

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             Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:23:45 -0800
              Anna Wikander <russanna@earthlink.net>
           Hi Vern, Russ Wikander reporting. I look forward for Taney E mail!

--- Anna Wikander
-
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        Sun, 21 Jan 2001 23:00:18 EST
   From:         Elliehsc@aol.com

My husband wants to know the dates of next year's Reunion of the Taney?  Hope
you are fine.
    Thanks,
            Richard and Ellie Gorecki from Illinois
            E-Mail:  Elliehsc@AOL.com

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             Tue, 23 Jan 2001 10:43:23 -0800

             Wallace Boskoff <boskoffw@iopener.net>

I  came aboard  after landing at pearl.  Com. Olson was skipper.  Went south to pick up
"dept. of int. colonists" Howland, Baker, Enderberry, etc.
Is anybody still out there ?                  Wally Boskoff           boskoffw@iopener.com

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        Mon, 22 Jan 2001 07:30:52 -0600
   From:         maggie <mussel@gulftel.com>
    ello.  I am wondering if the ship is named after Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, and if so, do you know if
there are any written biographies on him?  Also, why was the ship named after him?  I'd appreciate
hearing back from you.  Thanks. Maggie

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             Tue, 23 Jan 2001 10:43:17 -0800
             Dave <davesand@1stconnect.com>
    Dave Sanders
Taney 63-66
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         <acoldbeer@yahoo.com>
   Clint Phillips
USCG, 13/67 - 01/71

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             Tue, 23 Jan 2001 15:23:13 -0800

             Duck9309@aol.com

Thanks for the info about the Taney.  Although I was not stationed aboard
that ship, I did have the opportunity to visit it while in Baltimore recently.

Will apprecite any news of that ship whenever available.

I was a radio operator in WW2  attending radio operator school in Atlantic
City for six months, finished with rand of RM3/c. My orders from A/City were
for fleet P.O, N.Y to go to Europe.  Instead, I was sent to air station, St. Pete Fl., then to
Boston to go aboard the PF USS Shreveport for South Pacific.  By that time,
my discharge points were accumulated for release ftom CG. in 1946.

The CG was under the Navy during that period and operated many LST's , anti
sub patrols,and landing crafts during invasions, all with about 171000
personell. Most of that credit went to the Navy, I understand.  That's
another story.  I have some fond memories and adventure.

Keep the emails coming....thanks,

Robert   (Don) Bass

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             Tue, 23 Jan 2001 16:03:20 -0800
       From:              jim mcmurry <jim@mediatonic.com>

             Jim Drush <ra@mlode.com>
         I was on the Taney from 1985 to 1985 (short period of 9 months or so) then went off to Sonar school, leaving from Gtmo.

Very fond memories of her, blue death, green death, etc (I was a deckie) and of our BMC who had a large beard and belly,
whom I saw a couple of years later, sans beard, and thin as a stick... he was a CWO at that point.

James McMurry

Jim Drush wrote:

  My name is James Larry Drush, when I was on the Taney I was know as Larry Drush. I was a sonorman. I did two tours. The first  in 1960 and again in 1964. Ocean station November, San Diego, and Alaska right after the title wave and the Angelo Petre rescue  are in my memory banks. Would like to hear form anyone?  Jim Drushra@mlode.com

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             Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:17:46 -0800
             Joy Starks <starks@netnitco.net>

Delbert Leon Montgomery
Ship's Photographer
Taney Veteran World War II

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             Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:18:01 -0800

             WLEGGE1@aol.com

Great job on the Website. However, when and where is the next reunion?
Please add my name to the email list. I was the 1st LT on the decom crew.
Currently in the CG Reserves.

CDR Jeff Bauer USCGR

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        Taney Jan78 to Jun80
   Date:         Wed, 24 Jan 2001 19:35:12 EST
   From:         LP1Jason@aol.com
     Hi All, just sending a quick note to see if anyone else on the list served
aboard the Taney from Feb78 to Jun80. I spent those 30 or so months in CIC
(RD2).

                                                                Paul K. Harbourt

Thanks Chris, I look forward to seeing if any of my old shipmates are online.
Jan78 to Jun80. Paul K. Harbourt RD2

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             Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:57:55 -0800
             Bill Lange <blange@hsonline.net>
      I am Bill lange, one of the "locals" from Hawaii that the C.G. enlisted in Hawaii in 1940. I was aboard for the biggest part of 1940 and  was trnsfered a 125 ftr. C.G.C. Reliance. I made career of the C.G. and retired in 1961 as a GMC.
aloha
Bill Lange

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Gene Lovegren, [USN Jan '42 to Jan '46 aboard USS Barker DD-213 and USS
Laning DE-159/APD-55] can now be reached at usslaning@dsl-only.net about
forthcoming Laning web site activities and other Navy stuff of value.

Will advise of USS Laning web location as soon as possible.  Please have
patience; it's coming.

Old Friends & Fellow Veterans --

The USS Laning DE-159/APD-55/LPR-55 internet site under construction for
some time is now a fledgling reality.  From this point it will grow.  It
eventually will tell of its history as a convoy escort to the Mediterranean
including the eventful UGS-38 & GUS-38 convoys, centered on two great losses
in 1944, and the escort's part in it.  It will be under construction for as
long as there is a historical legacy to reveal.  Have a look at this modest
beginning but don't stray too far.  Updates will occur regularly.

http://members.dsl-only.net/~usslaning/
 

H. Eugene [Gene] Lovegren USN 1/'42 to 1/46.  Radarman 3/c at separation
Web author [with the aid of son Richard J. Lovegren]

You can reach me at usslaning@dsl-only.net

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        Sat, 10 Feb 2001 00:10:07 -0500 (EST)
   From:         DON1TOO@webtv.net

     My name is Donald E.Brooks,I served on the Taney from Oct.1980
until Dec.1981.My rank was fireman third class.My duties were in the
engineroom as the number one throttleman.I was also striking for damage
controlman.MY other duties while I served onboard the Taney were as
follows,fire fighting,rescue swimmer during search&rescue operations.
     While my tour on the Taney was brief it was very memorable for
instance:upon reporting for duty the first time we were dispatched to
conduct a search and rescue mission into the eye of Hurricane
Jean,(10-80),to assist an ocean going tug boat that lost its steering.I
also had the oppertunity to particapate in one of the largest drug
seisures in the Taney's history. I was also onboard to participate in
the Cadet summer cruise of 1981. The trip took us across the North
Atlantic on a three month tour of Europe.
     I wished that my career in the Coast Guard had not been so brief as
it was my hope to make a career of the service.
     Thank you for allowing me to share my brief but memorable
experience with you.
                      Sincerely Yours,
                      Donald Edward Brooks

P.S.DON1TOO@webtv.net

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        Sun, 11 Feb 2001 20:44:23 EST
   From:        Chile2cold@aol.com

 I purchased a Samoan Kava bowl which was inscribed "Aquired during the 11th
degree equotorial expidition", made by the U.S.S. Taney (CG) or (GG). If you
know anything about the time this was please contact me.
 Thank you in advance.
 Sincerely,
 R J Plante

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        Sat, 10 Mar 2001 21:27:51 EST
   From:         DrPBolger@aol.com
   Dear Vern I had an UNCLE JOHN V.BOLGER WHO WAS SERVING ON THE CUTTER TANEY
ATN STATEN Island the night of the Morro Castle disaster off Jersey.The
inquiry indicated thye Taney was not ready, arrived late and without proper
crew. Check this out.    E-mail drpbolger@aol.com

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        Thu, 22 Mar 2001 23:51:13 EST
   From:         WADyson@aol.com
   Greetings from Miami, Florida.  By a strange twist of chance, I stumbled
across your web site completely by accident.

As a brand new ENS/LTJG I sailed aboard TANEY as my first ship during mid-79
through mid-81 while it was homeported in Portsmouth, VA.  Probably the most
notable national event we were involved in during that time was the 1980 mass
exodus/Cuban boatlift into south Florida.  As the Public Affairs Officer
during most of my time aboard, I saved a few interesting articles I will dig
out, type up and email to you if you'd like.

By the way...  Is Garret Conklin by chance related to my 1979 USCG Academy
classmate Chris Conklin?

I am looking forward to reviewing your TANEY homepage information.  If you
don't already have some, I may even be able to scan in some photos and send
them to you.

Have a fine Coast Guard day!

LCDR Bill Dyson
 
 

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        Sat, 7 Apr 2001 14:56:53 EDT
   From:         JBURD1600@aol.com
    REQUEST FOR PRE WW2 INFO.
My name is Jon Burdett.  I have been building a postal history collection of
warships at Pearl Harbor 12/07/41.  This includes a ship cancel dated BEFORE
1942,  and a photo of the ship. Of the 101 ships there that day, 80 were big
enough to have postal facilities.  I have 77 of them.  However the Taney is
not one of them. Try as I have for several years, I have been unable to
obtain an envelope, with a Taney cancellation. Do you know of anyone who
could help me?  I would prefer a date of pre-42...but any would do as I know
the Taney is the same that was at Pearl, and not a renamed or new ship. I
have had a photo for many years...also seeking a signature from anyone on the
ship 12/07/41.  This has become an extensive collection, with which I hope to
honor those who were there, by displaying at major stamp shows.

Thanks, Jon
J BURD1600@aol.com
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Subject:        Taney crewmembers
   Date:         Wed, 11 Apr 2001 15:54:43 -0400
   From:         "Youde, Steven ENS" <SYoude@comdt.uscg.mil>
    ear Mr. Toler,
I need your help.  The Coast Guard wants to bring national attention to the
Taney and her crew for service in WWII at Pearl Harbor. Our media events
will coincide with the release of "Pearl Harbor," the movie.  I am trying to
gather information and locate crewmembers from the attack.  Ideally, we
would like to find someone in the VA/MD/DC area that could be present for
the DC premiere.  I would appreciate any assistance or information you could
provide.Very Respectfully,

ENS Steve Youde
Media Relations Officer
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
2100 2nd St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20593
(202)267-2050
 
 

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   Date:         Sat, 28 Apr 2001 21:40:18 EDT
   From:         ALVNTHOM@aol.com

I'm an ex, (Coast Guards Man), and I'm looking for pictures of some of the
units I was stationed on during my 10 yrs. of service.  I was not stationed
on the Taney but on one of her sister ships, the Bering Straits; some of the
other vessels I served on were the Swiftsure Lightship, the 125 ft. C G
cutter Diligence, the 95302, 83337, 83397, and two river boats C G cutters
Fern and Goldenrod; I wouldn't even hope to get pictures of all or them but
to have a representative collection of them would be great.  I have visited
the C G web page but didn't see any lead there to help and thought you might
have a better insight to any possibilities in this effort.  I am sincerely.

             Al Thomsen

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From: HERMABILL@aol.com
> Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 21:35:25 EDT
>
> CC: HERMABILL@aol.com
>
> bill irwin
> 408-353-4516
> los gatos, calif
>
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>
> >      MK3   ROBIN WALDEN
> coastie835@aol.com
> >      USCGC TANEY   1982-85
> >      ANT GRAND HAVEN   1985-87
>
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> From: Rob Yelvington <ryelving@ix.netcom.com>
>
> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 21:24:53 -0400
>
> I wanted to thank you for your fantastic web site...
> my daughter asked me to find out who Roger Taney was
> and having searched I found the story of the Taney
> and the history of the man.  I was stationed in
> Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Robert E Peary (FF-1073)
> for two years so the coincidence of this ship being
> in Pearl was fantastic..... in addition, my father
> was a Coastie on some troop transport ferrying the
> military back from the war in Japan.
>
> Next time I see him, I'll tell him of your great > site.
>
> Thanks a heap.
> Rob Yelvington

> East Lansing, MI 48823
>
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 From: WADyson@aol.com
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 23:51:13 EST
>
> Greetings from Miami, Florida.  By a strange twist
> of chance, I stumbled    > across your web site completely by accident.
>
> As a brand new ENS/LTJG I sailed aboard TANEY as my
> first ship during mid-79    > through mid-81 while it was homeported in
> Portsmouth, VA.  Probably the most  > notable national event we were involved in during
> that time was the 1980 mass  > exodus/Cuban boatlift into south Florida.  As the
> Public Affairs Officer  > during most of my time aboard, I saved a few
> interesting articles I will dig  > out, type up and email to you if you'd like.
>
> By the way...  Is Garret Conklin by chance related
> to my 1979 USCG Academy  > classmate Chris Conklin?
>
> I am looking forward to reviewing your TANEY
> homepage information.  If you  > don't already have some, I may even be able to scan
> in some photos and send  > them to you.
>
> Have a fine Coast Guard day!
>
> LCDR Bill Dyson
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--- Dewey Regan <delta61@earthlink.net> wrote:
> From: Dewey Regan <delta61@earthlink.net>
>
> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:17:45 -0500
>
>   James W. Clark was assigned to the Taney in 1944
> and reported aboard while
> she was in Brooklyn Naval Yard.  He was on the Taney
> for two convoys to
> Bizerte before she was refitted at Boston Naval
> Yard, winter of '44.  He was
> aboard the Taney until she returned to Charleston,
> South Carolina in 1946
> where he was discharged at Savannah, Georgia.  Jim
> was a Coxswain 3rd Class
> at time of discharge.  His current address is:
>
> James W. Clark

> Port Richey, FL 34668.
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        Sun, 25 Mar 2001 15:40:43 -0800
 
 
 

My father (Arthur T Dossey, Jr) is listed on the sailing
list for early 1944 posted to the website... he served on the Taney during the
war, before assignment to the Bibb (5 June 1944) which he left in 1946
as acting CBM, and on which he saw action at Okinowa. I have a small (2.5
X 3.5) wartime photo of the Bibb with open 5 inch gun mounts, willing to
share. Also a great photo of my dad "piping down the enemy aboard a Coast
Guard combat cutter in the Atlantic" (to general quarters?) on the Taney
(issued by USCG Public Relations Division at the time) which I could
probably copy and share... and another of his 40mm AA gun crew in action...
identifies crew of Dunne and Cudney.

I also have temporary duty orders to my father, dated 15
Dec 43 at San Francisco sending him as BM1c gun captain in charge of 14
men to 3 days of gunnery school at anti aircraft training center. Also a
list of the men assigned, and of those assigned to gun capt. James
Winningham... List of 32 men in all....

>From a Taney letter authorizing battle star, I gather that
my father was on the Taney on 20 April 1944 while engaged in escorting
CONVOY UGS 38. Not sure when he joined her... he enlisted Sept 1941, saw early
service on West Coast.

Unfortunately, my father died in 1992 at age of 71. I would
love to learn more of the Taney/Bibb WW2 era, and will share what I can.

Semper Paratus,

Arthur T Dossey 3rd
 
 

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> From: TANEYZ37@cs.com
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 21:33:57 EST
>
> ealambert@juno.com             Served aboard the
> Taney as S1/C 1946-47
>

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        Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:43:47 -0800
 

My father served on the Taney back in the early 50's as both a non-rate and a radioman.  Could you please add him
to your email directory?  He can be reached at HIIJudi@gateway.net .  I was lucky enough as a child to visit the
Taney during the Bicentennial celebration in 1976.  I'm sure he would get a kick out of this.

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        Wed, 28 Feb 2001 14:05:43 EST

MY NAME IS STEVE ADAMS USCGC #370-979 (AUG.67-71)  I WAS AN ENGINEERING
STOREKEEPER ON THE CGC TANEY.  I RECEIVED ORDERS AT MY GRADUATION AS A
STOREKEEPER 3RD CLASS AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, NEW YORK. MY ORDERS WERE TO FLY
TO SUBIC BAY, PI. IN AUGUST OF 1969 AND JOIN THE TANEY WHEN IT CAME IN FOR R &
R. I ENDED UP BECOMING PART OF THE COAST GUARD DETACHMENT ON SUBIC UNDER THE
COMMAND OF A COAST GUARD CAPTAIN WHO WAS REFERRED TO AS THE COMMODORE OF
SUBIC BAY.  THIS DETACHMENT WAS IN CHARGE OF ALL SHIP MOVEMENT FOR
COMCRUDESPAC WHICH WAS THE ABBREVIATION FOR COMMAND, CRUISER, DESTROYER
PACIFIC FLEET.
I EVENTUALLY WENT ON BOARD THE TANEY AND WAS INVOLVED IN NAVAL GUNFIRE
SUPPORT, CHECKING FISHING BOATS ETC.
I REMEMBER CAPTAIN OGIN WHO WAS PREVIOUSLY THE CAPTAIN OF GOVERNMENT ISLAND.
I ALSO REMEMBER LT. COMMANDER ROLAND HUGGINS WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.
GREAT GUY.
MEMORIES: SPENT ALL DAY TRYING TO SINK A BARGE WITH THE 5" GUN.
I WAS THE CAPTAIN'S PHONE TALKER DURING A NAVAL GUN FIRE SUPPORT MISSION.
LOST A PROPELLER IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HAD TO LIMP BACK TO SUFIC WHERE
WE WERE PUT INTO DRY DOCK.
R & R IN SINGAPORE
STOPPING IN GUAM AND HAWAII. GOING DOWN BATTLESHIP ROW AND TIN CAN ALLEY.
PASSING THE USS ARIZONA.
ARRIVING IN SAN FRANCISCO TO FIREBOATS AND LOVED ONES.
REMAINED ON THE SHIP UNTIL JAN. 71 WHEN I GO OFF AND IT SAILED TO VIRGINIA TO
BE REFITTED. DURING THAT TIME I WENT ON A NUMBER OF OCEAN STATION NOVEMBER
PATROLS.  WENT TO SAN DIEGO  FOR NAVAL INSPECTION AND TRIALS. FINISHED MY
TOUR AT DISTRICT OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO ON SANSOME STREET.
I APOLOGIZE IF I GOT CARRIED AWAY HERE. I JUST STARTED TO RELIVE THE WHOLE
EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN THE REUNION IS AND IF YOU HAVE HAD CONTACT FROM A
DALE FAULSTICH WHO WAS ALSO A CREWMAN.
YOU MAY PLACE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR LIST.  I
I CURRENTLY LIVE IN COLUMBUS, OHIO. I AM GOING TO MAKE A POINT OF GOING TO
THE SHIP IN BALTIMORE ONE DAY SOON.
STAY IN TOUCH.

SINCERELY,

STEVE ADAMS

SAdams2858@aol.com
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 Subject:         future Pearl Harbor Attack message board
   Date:         Sun, 25 Feb 2001 16:21:56 -0000
 

Aloha nui loa Webmaster,
To begin a large message board on the Pearl Harbor Attack,
the Pearl Harbor History Associates has joined with:
"Battleship Row" webmaster
<http://www.GeoCities.com/CapeCanaveral/hangar/5115>
"USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor Remembered" webmaster
<http://members.aol.com/buckeye34/pearl.htm>,
"Pearl Harbor Working Group" webmaster
<http://www.ibiblio.org/pha>,
"Remember The Arizona" webmaster
<http://www.rememberthearizona.homepage.com>,
"Pearl Harbor Remembered" webmaster
<http://www.execpc.com/~dschaaf/index.html>

Political, Strategic, Tactical and Technical...no topic
will be left out.Yet the "Revisionist" school will not be presented in a
positive light.

We are still in the development stage, especially as we add
moderators of various category topics and make topic title changes, but
you are quite welcome to view the results thus far at:
<http://www.buckeyedesign.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi>

As soon as we get the site complete we will announce the
various URLs where it will be posted.

We are looking at the opportunity of LINKs with all Pearl
Harbor Attack history and Pearl Harbor Attack veteran reunion association
web sites.

We would like to LINK with you!

Please review our progress and let "USS Arizona and Pearl
Harbor Remembered" webmaster Angie Sagan <ASbluebird@aol.com> know of your
interest in LINK with this message board.

Mahalo,
David Aiken
Shinjuwan Sakusen Sensei
a Director
Pearl Harbor History Associates, Inc.

PHHA, Inc.
attn: Ernie Arroyo, President
PO Box 1007
Stratford, CT 06615
$25 membership/$100 Life

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>
> From: Chile2cold@aol.com
> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 20:54:48 EST

>   I'm inquiring about a time frame that the
> U.S.S.Taney made an 11th degree
> equotorial expidition. I bought a Samoan Kava bowl
> that is inscribed "Aquired > during the 11th degree equotorial expidition made by
> the U.S.S. Taney (GG) or > (CG)." Doc Walte. There is no date and I'd like to
> get some time frame when > it was purchased. If you can supply that
> information, I would certainly > appreciate it.
>   Thank you in advance.
>   R.J.Plante
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My name is Bernard Punim.  I served on the Taney from Oct. 1945 to appro. April 1946.  Please include
me on your E-mail list @ pun5@frontiernet.net

                            Thank you,
                                     Bernard Punim
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From: glen <ghangard517@home.com>
>> Subject: Queen of the Pacific
> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 21:45:11 -0800
>
> I was on the 'ol girl from December 1967 till about
> May or June 1970.  I made about six OSN's, the
> Alaskan patrol and a little trip to Vietnam.  I was
> an SN most of my tour.  However, I worked in the
> ship's office with Chuck England, Robert Bell,
Frank > Tobat,,,   during the Vietnam cruse.  Well, just
> wanted to make contact.  Hope to hear ya.
 Glenn > Hangard

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        Sun, 11 Feb 2001 20:11:30 -0500
My name is Bernard Punim.  I served on the Taney from Oct. 1945 to appro. April 1946.
 pun5@frontiernet.net

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Date:       Wed, 7 Feb 2001 13:55:35 -0600

             Trying to contact Mario Adams. your E-mail
address could not go thru. please contact me . I also served on the Taney from
1982-1985 in the boiler room.     waldenr@sharpsec.com    or
 

MAdams1319@aol.com
> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 22:08:40 EST

> my name is  mario wesley adams, i was on the us
> taney 1982-1984. i was a
> fn3.i served 4 years in the coast guard.  best
> regards, mario adams
>
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Date:        Sun, 4 Feb 2001 19:18:01 -1000
  anybody  from the early `40s patrols,
howland,baker,enderbery,canton atolls                midway, sand island
honolulu, kukui,walnut. pier 2,  cgc perseus-san diego.
wally boskoff    e mail- boskoffw@iopener.net
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Date:        Thu, 1 Feb 2001 16:52:27 -0500

Hello... my name is John Linginfelter and I was stationed on the Taney ,, I am trying to remember the
dates, but it was 1967 to 1969. It was out of Alameda and while on her I was a radioman second class. I
was just searching the web and found your address and of course brought back memories. Have not heard
from  or seen any of my old shipmates since I got out of the Coast
guard in 1970..Please add me to your newsletter list.... johnl@skyenet.net
       Thanks, John Linginfelter
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 Bill Lange <blange@hsonline.net>
 

> Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 16:00:29 -0500
>
> I am Bill lange, one of the "locals" from Hawaii
> that the C.G. enlisted in Hawaii in 1940. I was
> aboard for the biggest part of 1940 and was
> trnsfered a 125 ftr. C.G.C. Reliance. I made career
> of the C.G. and retired in 1961 as a GMC.
> aloha
> Bill Lange
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I ran across your reunion page while doing a search on my
father's commanding officer, Siegfried  Koitschka.  My father, Franz
Zaepfel, died 13 years ago, but my mother has numerous photos of the U-616
and its men.  Do you know of anyone from that crew with internet access who
might be willing to identify some of these men?  I can scan the photos.

Sincerely,
Klaus P. Zaepfel
447 Martha Lee Drive
Hampton, VA  23666
(757)826-9286
kpzaepfel@erols.com

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Date:             Tue, 23 Jan 2001 16:03:20 -0800

I was on the Taney from 1985 to 1985 (short period of 9 months or so) then went off to Sonar
school, leaving from Gtmo.

Very fond memories of her, blue death, green death, etc (I was a deckie) and of our BMC who had
a large beard and belly, whom I saw a couple of years later, sans beard, and thin as a stick... he was
a CWO at that point.

James McMurry      jim@mediatonic.com
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Delbert Leon Montgomery
Ship's Photographer
Taney Veteran World War II
    starks@netnitco.net |

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 Sun, 28 Jan 2001 11:40:17 -0800
    Dick Phillips here. Hope you are doing well. I have to ask you to change the mailing address for Mailing List
Information from me to Garret Conklin. I'm going in to the Hospital for Back Surgery and I'll be unable to handle
the mailing list. I've talked to Garret and he is talking over, in my place. So, if you will make the following change in
your Websites I will appreciate it:      75714-1111@home.com

DELETE:    Dick Phillips,  163 Giotto, CA   92614-8572

REPLACE WITH:    Garret Conklin,   2525 Crist Street, CA   94501-4623

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I am Bill lange, one of the "locals" from Hawaii that the C.G. enlisted in Hawaii in 1940. I was aboard for
the biggest part of 1940 and was trnsfered a 125 ftr. C.G.C. Reliance. I made career of the C.G. and
retired in 1961 as a GMC.
aloha
Bill Lange            blange@hsonline.net           Sun, 28 Jan 2001 16:00:29 -0500

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        Sat, 10 Feb 2001 00:10:07 -0500 (EST)
        My name is Donald E.Brooks,I served on the Taney from
Oct.1980   until Dec.1981.My rank was fireman third class.My duties
were in the engineroom as the number one throttleman.I was also
striking for damage controlman.MY other duties while I served onboard the Taney
were as follows,fire fighting,rescue swimmer during search&rescue
operations.      While my tour on the Taney was brief it was very
memorable for instance:upon reporting for duty the first time we were
dispatched to conduct a search and rescue mission into the eye of
Hurricane  Jean,(10-80),to assist an ocean going tug boat that lost
its steering.I also had the oppertunity to particapate in one of the
largest drug seisures in the Taney's history. I was also onboard to
participate in the Cadet summer cruise of 1981. The trip took us across
the North Atlantic on a three month tour of Europe.
     I wished that my career in the Coast Guard had not
been so brief as it was my hope to make a career of the service.
     Thank you for allowing me to share my brief but
memorable experience with you.
                      Sincerely Yours,
                      Donald Edward Brooks

P.S.DON1TOO@webtv.net

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Date:         Fri, 18 May 2001 09:19:27 -0500
   From:         Bill Lange        <blange@hsonline.net>
 I have made several trips to the "line islands" onthe Taney. I have also served on board tke Kukui and the Perseus in San diego.       Bill
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bject:
   Date:         Sat, 19 May 2001 09:42:44 -0400
   From:        Scott Hopson <shopson@capehomewerks.com>

Mr. Toler- I found your page regarding the Tanney, and wondered what your
history was pertaining the ship. My father served aboard her in the forties
and my understanding, was on board during the Pearl Harbor bombing. I would
like to learn more about my Dad and his life in those days. I would
appreciate any assistance you can offer.
Sincerely,
William Hopson
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             Wed, 30 May 2001 10:46:30 -0700        From:             Jim Betz<jimbetz@jimbetz.com>
Jim Betz,  SNSO, served on Taney from June/July '67 to late '67 or early '68.

  Current phone number ... 408-226-5177 (San Jose, Ca.)
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              Mon, 28 May 2001 12:00:18 -0400 (EDT)

            Mark Congdon <KINGCOBRA78@webtv.net>

Was onboard in the early 80's. Served as a decky for Cptn Hobaugh. Kept
a couple great friends and alot of great stories.  Look forward to
hearing fm other shipmates.                         Mark Congdon                             Atlanta, Ga.

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Subject:
 

             Sun, 6 May 2001 21:16:42 -0500          From:                Bobby Lester <bobbylester@home.com>

Bobby Lester MK1 1974-1976  (boilerman)  Glad to see the Taney wasn't made into razor blades.

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             Thu, 3 May 2001 21:30:06 EDT
        From:   HERMABILL@aol.com
       I AM Bill Irwin from Taney during 1952-1954.
I want email from any shipmates,
bill irwin
los gatos, california 95033
408-353-4516
DO you have a newsletter??
hermabill@aol.com

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   Date:         Tue, 5 Jun 2001 02:22:21 EDT
   From:        CKKuhn2@aol.com

I recently received a reunion notice for the Taney and was surprised to see
my name as a former crew member.  The Kuhn .. was my father (deceased)  ,
Charles J. Kuhn Jr. of Mississippi.... served 50-51 on the Taney.   I still
have a few photos of dad , the crew and the Taney that I'd be willing to share.
Thanks, Karl Z. Kuhn  USCGR   Chicago, Illinois
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Had a note from the daughter of Arthur Meadowcroft. He's in
your Sept 95 list of "shipped out". In actual fact, he's very much alive, living in San
Leandro, CA. Unless there are two men with the same name. Anyway, could you fix
that on your site?
As soon as the reunion is over, I should be able to help
with the site!

All the best,
Garret
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Subject:         MY grandfather
   Date:         Fri, 22 Jun 2001 20:48:16 EDT
   From:         Orenges01@aol.com

I recently visited the light ship and the Taney. My grandfather is Robert W
Cooper. He is no longer with us.  I was wondering what his roll on the Taney
was. I know he was the captain of the Chesapeake but I don't know what he did
on the Taney. We use to watch the fire works on the Ship during the 4th of
July.  If you could help me out that would be great.  Also if you are
involved with the maritime museum I have a replica of the Ches that he wanted
to donate so everyone could enjoy it. It was a retirement gift.
                              Thanks
                         Lauren

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Subject:        1941 TANEY @ PEARL HARBOR
   Date:       Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:18:49 -0600
   From:         "Hall, RuthAnn, TC" <RHall@times-call.com>

I was looking through the lists and didn't find one name.  My dad was at
Pearl Harbor in 1941 on the USS TANEY.  He was recently interviewed and had
an article written about his experience.  Although he was very hesitant at
first as he was a cook and thought his experience would be unimportant, I
think he's finally realized, he's a very important part of history.  From
what I understand he's one of 22 still alive of the 145 that served at that
time.

WILEY HICKEY
LOVELAND, COLORADO
 

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Subject:         dec-7,41    Date:         Mon, 2 Jul 2001 10:00:33 -0400
   From:         hvychevy <hvychevy@alltel.net>

VERN i was on taney 78-80 and while in bahama's in 79 CDR.OLSON came aboard and told a story about being on
G.Q.becuase the crew was slow getting to battle stations,and so he made everyone stay at G.Q.and thus taney was
probably 1st to fire on the japanese.i know it was a while back but this did happen right?i am really looking forward to
seeing taney.i couldn't wait to get of her and now i am excited to see taney in august.its like being in a bad marriage
and after a few yrs any bad feelings have been erased.thanks for the #1 web site this stuff is fantastic.

2d letter for Davis newsletter added:  s/vern_toler

 my names dave davis,i was born queens L.I.N.Y.1960.MOVED TO louisville ky at 2yrs lived in orphans homes and foster
homes till 14yrs went to army at 17yrs then at 18 went over to cg in sept 78 to taney until may 80 in 88 went to
electronics school have engineering degree and have worked on all forms of xray equipment.my favorite occupation
was working at the tracks churchhill downs and keeneland,ellis park and others.now im 41yrs and have had 11
operations to date.my father worked for churchill downs he died in july 98,he wanted to be creamated and his ashes
scatered in the winners circle and that is where he is.please thank your son chris and anyone else for all the help they
give you.i know im very gratefull for their suport.i need to mention my job at the tracks was fixing the tote boards and
the wagering ticket machines.iwas involved in tearing out the asbestos in curtis bay maryland and i have trouble
breathing and had a colapsed right lung in 90,i suspect the asbestos is the cause.i have 1 grand daughter 4yrs old
              d.davis
            DAVE DAVIS

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   Date:         Wed, 4 Jul 2001 13:12:52 EDT        From:         SALANOAL@aol.com

Hey "Vern",  I am very impressed with your site.  I only wish my father were
still with us today.  He was a 23 year vet with the USCG and served aboard
the USCGC Taney during the Vietnam conflict between the years 1969 - 1971 (I
believe).  Alot of his memories from time served was wiped out in a hurricane
in the South Pacific which is where he retired and is resting in peace.  I
can remember the drive's over the Oakland Bay bridge when he was home (we
lived in SSF).  I was about 8 or 9 at the time and very impressed with the
"big gun" mounted on deck.  I know that when he retired he would get this far
away look or the "hundred yard" stare and a smile would come across his face.
 I'd ask him "Are you thinking about the CG?"  and he'd not respond verbally,
but just shook his head.  Then he'd reply in a whisper as if talking to
himself, "What a ride".   I'm gonna let the rest of my family know about this
site.  As a veteran myself serving 20 years with the US Army, I know how
important this site is for those who have served aboard the Taney.   My
father's name:  Lomiga "Sal" Salanoa, retired as Master Chief in 1974.
Thank you for the memories.

                           Loi L. Salanoa
                                                US Amry (Ret)
 
 

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   Date:         Sat, 7 Jul 2001 03:20:23 -0400 (EDT)     From:         Donald Brooks <Donald453@webtv.net>

    I served on the Taney from 05Nov.80 untill 18Dec.81,untill i had to
take a discharge for family medical reasons.

              Donald E. Brooks

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        Mon, 9 Jul 2001 09:42:41 -0700 (PDT)
   very good site,great info.please add dave davis alias (big trouble)to mailing list.from 1978 to 1980.of course everybody
missed all the crazy things i got into.example D.A.D.under ship name,i still want to know who did it and i got
blamed.lots of other unreal stories.
dave davis
shepherdsville,ky

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Subject:         World War Two Crew Member (fwd)
   Date:         Mon, 9 Jul 2001 09:43:07 -0700 (PDT)
 Olaf Dahlberg, WWII Crewmember email address:
modahlberg@earthlink.net

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Subject:             Re: Women crew of the Taney?_SPARS
       Date:             Wed, 12 Sep 2001 08:54:15 -0700
      From:             Vern Toler <vern@armory.com>
        To:
            "Price, Scott" <SPrice@comdt.uscg.mil>, http://www.uscg.mil/diversity.htm@armory.com,
            jhartley@comdt.uscg.mil
 References:
Hi: from Vern.
I know of no SPARS or female military serving aboard the USCGC TANEY, The women listed on the TANEY reunion
are widows and friends of deceased crewmen.  I am posting your letter on the "6 Bells Chapter e-mail" in case any one
has further information.  thanks for the contact s/vern_toler.

"Price, Scott" wrote:
  Vern:
  Hi.  Just got this email from an active-duty Captain.  Do you know anything
  about these women?
  _____________________________________________________________
  From: Kruska, Edward CPO
  Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 10:31 AM
  To: Hartley, Jane Capt
  Subject: RE: Women at Sea, 1940-1946

  CAPT:
  Hmmm...don't know about this one. Haven't heard anything ever about SPARs
  aboard Taney. She might contact Paul Cora at the Baltimore Maritime Museum,
  home of CGC TANEY, at 410-396-3453. He knows a lot of Coast Guard people and
  stories that go along with TANEY.
  CPO

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Hartley, Jane Capt
  Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 9:54 AM
  To: Kruska, Edward CPO
  Subject: FW: Women at Sea, 1940-1946

          Chief, what about your contacts??
          -----Original Message-----
          From: Ryan, June LCDR
          Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 9:41 AM
          To: Hartley, Jane Capt
          Subject: RE: Women at Sea, 1940-1946

          CAPT,
          We have check our few files on WWII here - and do not show this
  information.
          The other 2 places that the person might check is the CG Historian's
  Office and the Women in the Service Memorial (WIMSA) registry.
          They may NOT show up in either place if they were either civilians
  attached to the ship or Navy nurses.
          Sorry I could be of more help.
          Very Respectfully,
          June E. Ryan, LCDR
          Gender Policy Advisor
          G-WTL
          Phone: (202) 267-2467
          Fax: (202) 267-4610
          <http://www.uscg.mil/diversity.htm>
                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: Hartley, Jane Capt
                  Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 2:06 PM
                  To: Ryan, June LCDR
                  Subject: FW: Women at Sea, 1940-1946

                  Do you know the answers/facts here? thanks jmh -----Original
  Message-----
                  From: William Novobilsky [mailto:alsayyid@hotmail.com]
                  Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 1:20 PM
                  To: jhartley@comdt.uscg.mil
                  Subject: Women at Sea, 1940-1946

                  Captain,
                  I was looking over the crewmembers list for CGC TANEY's
  upcoming reunion and I noticed there were four women listed as serving in
  TANEY between 1940 and 1946, some of them for three or four years: Mary
  Bianchi, Helen Haese, Helen Miller and Gertrude Milliken. Those who served
  1942-1946 may have been nurses when TANEY was an AGC (auxiliary vessel,
  general, command) for amphibious operations and may have had a small
  hospital but, what about Gertrude Milliken, who is listed for 1940-1942,
  from before the war until conversion to AGC. Was she on board at Pearl
  Harbor on December 7th, 1941? Another nurse or a SPAR who got a raw deal?
  I'll email Garret Conklin (reunion organizer) to see if he knows. They are
  all also listed a 100% sure they'll attend.
                  Bill
  ______________________________________________________________

  Thanks Vern!

  Scott T. Price, Historian
  Assistant Branch Chief
  Coast Guard Historian's Office, G-IPA-4
  U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
  2100 Second Street, SW
  Washington, DC  20593
  Phone: (202) 267-0948       Fax: (202) 267-4309
  Additional Information:
  First Name            vern@armory.com

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Subject:         The Renaming of the TANEY
   Date:         Wed, 3 Oct 2001 11:41:36 -0400
   From:         "Tozer, Raleigh CPO" <RTozer@tcyorktown.uscg.mil>
        CC:        "'rtlt83@home.com'" <rtlt83@home.com>
 

I have a question concerning the CGC TANEY. Why was the Roger B. Taney's
name changed to just the Taney when it was transferred to the navy's local
defense force in 1941. I have pulled up the history of the ship but it does
not tell you why, just that the name was changed. You can e-mail me at
rtlt83@home.com
Thanks
MKC Tozer
United States Coast Guard
 

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Subject:         Re: Taney Group Photo
   Date:         Sat, 10 Nov 2001 20:20:59 EST
   From:        Thirloway@aol.com

I'm sitting here with my father who was on the Taney 1943-45. His name is
Lyndon L. Thirloway and he recognizes this photo. He says the 3rd gentleman
from the left is Ralph M. Slapper S1C. He also has an extensive collection of
photos from his tour on the Taney. I am holding this exact same photo in my
hand right now. (My dad just handed it to me) We also have some great
pictures of Soogi and many others if you're interested.
My dads # is 360-647-8916. Or you can reach him through me at
Thirloway@aol.com

Sincerely,
Greg Thirloway
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Subject:         1942-1945 Shipmates
   Date:         Fri, 30 Nov 2001 19:25:23 -0600
   From:         "Steven J. Kaiser" <sjk@mc.net>

Looking for information and or Web sites that I could contact fellow
shipmates. I was one of the ships cooks during 1942-1945.

D. Thurow SC1/c


<sjk@mc.net>Subject:
        Okinawa Story
   Date:        Fri, 30 Nov 2001 19:43:29 -0600
   From:        "Steven J. Kaiser" <sjk@mc.net>
looking for shipmates
Clerical errors!

26 th May  Suicide ......TANEY went to G.1  should be: TANEY went to G.Q.

1 Aug. TANEY led.............. returning to Bunker  should be:  returning to Bucker (named after Simon Bolivar Buckner -
killed in action at Okinawa)

D. Thurow SC1/c
Member ships company 1942-1945   cook
 
 

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To whom it may concern,
I just posted a request for information on the reunion for my father, I
forgot to list his name.  William B. Bastedo, MM1c.  served 1943 to 1946. He
has many pictures and pieces of memorabilia which include the "Taney
Tickler". He has never attended a reunion and would like to attend the
reunion in April.  He would like any information that could be sent via U.S.
mail or any information that could be sent to me via e mail. Thank you.
His address is: William B Bastedo
                      1227 Sussex Lane
                       Newport Beach, CA 92660

My e mail address is: camilleaux@aol.com
P.S.
To Russell E Wikander: My father does remember you and sends his greetings,
he is looking forward to reminiscing about old times on the Taney at the
reunion.
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james mcmurry <jim@mediatonic.com>  >
> >
> > I was a crewmember for just one year in 1995, and > was wondering if there > > others from this time period who would be going to > the reunion.>
> >
> > Jim McMurry
> > (was SN McMurry ­ got off Dec 1995 in GTMO to go
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       My now deceased father (Bud) Arthur T Dossey, Jr. served as BM1c on the Taney 1943-1944. I have a copy of orders sending        him and James Winningham, Sea.1c in charge of two groups totaling 32 men (names listed) from the Taney to the "CO,        ANTI-AIRCRAFT TRAINING CENTER" for three days beginning 15 Dec 1943.
       I also found "Quarterly Marks for period ending 30 June, 1944, from a bulletin board, consists of four pages and over
       200 names with what looks like a 1.0 to 4.0 grade system. Rated are "Prof." "Sea.Ship" "Mec.Abil." "Conduct"   My
       father kept it because his grades were good... on page four is listed Talbot, G. T.  The fourth page ends with
       Thompson, W. and there may have been a lost fifth page.

       My father left the Taney 5 June 1944 for the Bibb, where he served at Okinawa and ended the War as acting CBM .

        I have a photo of him with three others on an aa gun fed with four round clips (40mm?), but this could have been later on the        Bibb.
       Let me know if these would be of interest.       Best wishes,  Arthur T Dossey, 3rd      sage----        -

       To all: In 1943 outfitted for convoy duty, Taney was armed with four 5" 38's among other
       weapons systems. I am searching for photographs and personal accounts of this period of
       her history. Anyone that can help please contact me at my email...Thanks!
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From:
       "James Espinosa" <flyer@harbornet.com>

         Wed, 13 Mar 2002 12:02:09 -0800
Mr. Toler,
My name is James Espinosa and I was wondering if you have a roster of the crew that was aboard the
USS Taney when it was at Pearl Harbor during the attack. I believe my Uncle was a crew member, his
name was Clarence "Al" Wright. If anyone remembers him, I would be interested in when he was aboard
and what his job(s) was. I only heard him talk about his time in the service once many years ago. He has
now passed away and his family really doesn't know much about that time of his life.
Thanks,  Jim Espinosa
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        Sun, 17 Feb 2002 12:07:23 EST
   From:         JCommun801@aol.com
  Please add my email address to your mailing list. My father, Robert Miloslavich, served on the Taney in 1944-1946. I attended many reunions with
him over the years, and have possession of his wartime photo album filled
with many great pictures of shipmates and the Taney. My father really never
left the Taney, she stayed with him all his life. He was the greatest father,
friend, and sailor that was ever born. I miss him ever day. I look forward to
the reunion in Alameda this spring.

Regards,Marilou Miloslavich Johnston

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On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Kerry Dillhoff wrote:

>
> This is to let you know about the passing of my father, Peter Ross Loos, on January 1, 2001.
He served aboard the Taney 1943-45 (approx).  He had good memories from his time in the Coast
Guard, particularly his time on the Taney.  His kids all grew up hearing the stories, and
learning the songs.  His rating at discharge was SoM3c.
>
> He was very pleased when I found this website years ago and I kept him informed of everything
I read on it.  He was so pleased when I found the reference to "Soogi" the mascot that was on
board when he served.
>
> In going through his papers I have found reference to the area campaign ribbons he was
authorized to wear.  None of us have ever seen these and I don't think he ever tried to get
them.  Do you happen to know if the family can get these posthumously or direct me as to where
I might start asking?  I would be most grateful.
>
> Also, as I go through his pictures, who would I scan them to?
>
> Thanks for a wonderful website!
>

> Yours,
> Kerry Dillhoff
> anokii@sewingwoman.com



    Subject:      Roger B. Taney Shipmate
   Date:         Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:40:32 EDT
   From:        ChowChowsR4Me@aol.com
    From:  Fireman First Class Pasquale "Pat" Luciano

I served on the USSCG LST 24 and brought it back from Pearl Harbor to
Galveston, Texas thru the Panama Canal before I boarded the Taney at
Charleston, South Carolina, on April 7, 1946.  We took it out for shake down
trials, for it was scheduled to go to the Pacific after it was to get a full
crew.  Leaving Charleston we went to Cookspur Island, GA, in Savannah, GA.,
where I was discharged.  I've visited the Taney 3 times and she looks
beautiful.  In 1999, I took my grandson, Shawn Amato, and we toured the whole
ship, including the engine room where I was a Fireman First Class.  I am
proud to have served not only on the Taney, but being a member of the
greatest branch of service, the U.S. Coast Guard.

Thanks a lot,
Pasquale "Pat" Luciano

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   Date:       Mon, 10 Dec 2001 20:49:19 EST
   From:         Whiteboy086@aol.com
 Hi my name is Charley Harwood I would like to know if you knew or have heard of my grandpa
, Carl C. Harwood.  If so pleas send me a picture or info about him on The USSCGC Taney.

                                             Thanks
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        Thu, 30 May 2002 13:54:37 -0500
   From:         "SMITH, ANDREW" <ANDREWS@FirstIndiana.com>

            andywsmith@yahoo.com

  My name is Andrew (Andy) Smith and I am the
oldest grandson, about to turn 30 as a matter of fact, of John (Jack) Clark,
Jr. from Indianapolis, IN.  He served on the Taney during World War II (not
sure of the exact years).  I have been reading the "Greatest Generation"
series of books by Tom Brokaw, which got me thinking of my Grandfather.  I
was wondering, if it wasn't too much trouble, if you knew my Grandfather
during the war and if there were any memories you might have to share of
him?  I believe he was a signalman aboard the Taney (he also played the
drums I believe).

I don't know if you spoke to my Grandfather at all after the war, but he
returned to his wife Patricia in Indianapolis and they went on to have four
daughters (Karen, Pamela - my mother, Cathy, & Marypat) and one son (Jack
III).  All of which are doing well and all living in Indianapolis.  There
are 14 of us grandchildren all very close, every one a college graduate or
attending college at this time. My grandfather passed away about 15-years
ago and my Grandmother about 8-years ago.

He always spoke highly of the Taney and his time on it but I think we were
all a little too young at the time to ask the right questions and find out a
little more about the ship and those he spent a very important time of his
life with.  That is where your website came in.  I happened upon it this
morning and found it very educational.  I hope people continue to send
pictures and update the site.

Anyway, sorry for the lengthy email, however, just looking for any
information you may provide.

Thank you and thank you for your service on the Taney,

Andy Smith

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Subject:           [Taney] Reunion 2002
     Date:           Sat, 08 Jun 2002 11:30:28 -0700
     From:           Mary Clark <dmc@oregoncoast.com>
 Dear Garret and other Taney Shipmates:  Congratulations for what seems
to be a steller reunion. I am sorry to have missed it and a chance to
visit with so many of my Dear Friends of '43 to' 46. Many thanks to you
Garret, for your efforts and for sharing the memories on your website
(also, thanks for those who helped you with the reunion and the
pictures)   I would like to mention, for the record, that one of your
attendees, RALPH TAYLOR F2/C was one Taney's real unsung heros,.along
with being kind, to a bunch of "Teenage Boots" back in '43.Anytime that
there was a dirty, dangerous and/or a difficult, challenging task, you
can bet that Ralph was called to the job (eg. refueling at sea,
deguazing the ship, handling a small boat in challenging circumstnaces
(rough water, retrieving dead bodies ) , et al.  He was, and is a real
"Class" guy and merits a salute( actually two salutes, one for his
Purple Heart and the afore mentioned items., Most Sincerely, Virgil
(Don) Clark  S1/C.
 

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Subject:           Re: [Taney] Reunion 2002
     Date:           Sun, 9 Jun 2002 11:18:40 EDT
     From:      Duck9309@aol.com

Although I was not a member of the Taney, I am interested in the ship's history during WW2 and after.  I am also fascinated by the outstanding dedication of RALPH TAYLOR F2C.  Would be interested in learning about more of his activities.

This past week, I was at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. for some medical prescriptions. I met a former
Marine and we talked for a few minutes.  When I mentioned  having served in the Coast Guard in WW2, he said he remembers the CG's activities during the South Pacific  campaignes and the invasions etc. and that many of the American public is not aware of. Being under the Navy during war, the CG did not get recognition for much of the actions participated in.  Anyway, the Marine was highly complementary of the U. S. Coast Guard's contributions during wartime.

My service was some beach patrol duty, bridge patrol, Radio Operator school in Atlantic City, crash boat duty, USS Shreveport briefly, Cutter Harriet Lane , then discharge in 1946.

I have learned more about the CG since getting a computer than all during WW2.
CG history is very interesting to me and I share it with my family and friends.

Any info. you can share with me, about  the Taney or other CG happenings would be apprediated.

Thanks, Don Bass
 

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Item of interest from Vern Toler

On the 12 of July 2002 I was honored to be invited to the Change of Command on the USCGC HENRY BLAKE
Lt. Michael W. Glander was relieved by Lt. James P. Houck.  The ceremony was impressive along with a good reception afterwards.
The Navy and Coast Guard is sure different, The ship was a modern Buoy tender, almost all automated to the extent they only had three seaman, the rest of the crew was specialist.  The Navy dining facility (Mess Hall) was also interesting, food was good with a lot of choices.  (A buoy tender “tong in cheek” story) I didn’t see any “SPARS” I guess it won’t look right for the log book to state, “picked up SPAR and scraped of her barnacles” Many years after the war I talked to the Ships doctor,
Dr. Dowdy who became a dermatologist, he tolled me he had to go to surgery to scrape barnacles off an old salt.

I had a great time and the Officers and crew were quite friendly, and some were familiar with the TANEY web Page.  T The Henry Blake also had a good wed page, check them out.

http://www.uscg.mil/d13/units/henryblake/
http://www.uscg.mil/d13/dpa/background/ships/uscgc_henryblake.htm

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   Date:         Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:20:19 EDT
   From:         Thirloway@aol.com

Thank you for your e-mail. My father never talked much about the war when I
was growing up but the last year he started talking about it a great deal. It
was a very important time in his life filled with many memories. Being my
father his nature was to share only the fond ones and spare us the details of
the more harrowing events. I do know he from the events that he participated
in, Okinawa for one, he must have seen a great deal of tragedy in his time
but everyone who ever met my dad considered him the most positive man they
ever met; even right up to the end he kept assuring everyone that he was
going to be fine and I'm certain that he is. He left behind Jean, his wife of
49 years and his two sons: me (Greg) and my brother Jeff. He was a great guy
and I loved him a lot and told him so everytime we spoke which was often. The
two of us took a road trip in May down the coast and drove through Rockaway
Beach, Oregon which is where he was stationed before he got his assignment on
the Taney. We also went to the air museum in Tilamook where they housed the
blimps used for beach patrol at the time. My father remembers walking up and
down the beach under the watchful eye of the blimps looking for enemy subs.
The cancer took him so very fast he was diagnosed on the 20th of June and
passed away on the 30th. Just like my dad to hide the pain as long as he
could. He didn't want to bother anyone or make anyone sad, like he kept
saying: "I'm gonna be fine."
All the best,
Greg Thirloway

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 Date:         Fri, 23 Aug 2002 22:23:35 EDT
   From:        BalmerJ@aol.com

I was on the Taney for a short time after boot camp on the deck force (where else) before being transferred to the Supply
Center, beautiful ship; (1960) I also served on the USGCG GRESHAM.
 Semper Paratus  Jerry Balmer
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Subject:
                  "Jeff Hill" <JSHILL@olg.com>
 My Father, Chief Radioman Hobson "Hobie" Hill served aboard during WW2 and was aboard during the Pearl Harbor attack.  He died in Oakland in 1948 when I was 18 months old.  I'm a retired Navy Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate.  I know very little about him.  If anyone remembers him I would appreciate hearing from you.
Jeff Hill, ABCS USN (RET), Lothian MD.
 
 

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Subject:         USS Paul Hamilton
   Date:         Tue, 3 Sep 2002 11:14:31 -0500
   From:         "Sue Mangoff" <smango@prodigy.net>

We just learned that our Uncle was killed when the SS Paul Hamilton was sunk, April 20 1944.  Have
you any photos or information pertaining to this ship sinking that you could share with us?  Our Uncle
was a  member of the 32nd Photo Recon. Squad.  His name was Cpl. William G. Meiler.
Anything you can send us would be most appreciated.  After 58 years we're just learning what happened.
Thank you,  Sue and Louise

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          Wallace Boskoff <boskoffw@iopener.net>

  Looking for shipmates on first trips south at start of war and Midway. Wally Boskoff.

_______________________________________________
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                        From:"Richard Hoover" <ric_hoover@hotmail.com>
                         CC:   rpaulhoover@aol.com

                      My name is Richard E. Hoover, Jr..  I am the oldest son of
                      Ensign Richard E. Hoover.
                      I am interested in finding out when my father   served on the Taney.
                      I know that it was after he graduated from USCG Academy.
                      He died a few years ago.  His final rank was Captain in the USCG.

                      I would like to know what the Taney was doing during that
                      time and what duties my father was assigned to.  Believe it was aft fire
                      control.

                      Would like to know if any of the men that my father served
                      with are still   alive and how to contact them.
                     Ric Hoover
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Hello Vern,

This is Kerry Dillhoff again.  I am so sorry I didn't get back to you right away.  I have gone through my father's things and found pictures that have names on them.  I don't know if you are interested or not.  Some of the names match the names on a Taney crew list that was mailed to me sometime back.

My dad, Peter Ross Loos, enlisted in October 30,1942.  (He came from Longview, WA)  His discharge papers March 15, 1946 list him as "Sonarman Third Class".  His ratings held are:  A1; S2c; Slc; SoM3c.

He has "certificates" from:  American Area; WWII Victory; Asiatic Pacific and European African Middle Eastern (1) star-Ribbons.

He completed Fleet Sound School in Kay West, FL.Under vessels and stations served on, is listed: CGTS, Alemeda;  CGDTS Hono; TANEY: COPT, Key West; Manh'tn Beach; Rec. Sta, Boston; CGOB, Boston;  CGC 83447;  Rec. Sta. Boston;  CG Unit 372; SEPGEN No. 13, Seattle;

I know that he was stationed up in Newfoundland (Fox Island) 1945, for a while, but I don't see it listed here.  You probably can recognize what all these mean.  I guess he never received his ribbons because we didn't find them among all of his things.  I wish I knew where I could get them, my mother would like that.

Some of the names of the men on the pictures in my Dad's album are Agnew, Albro, Brooks, Derby, Bridwell Hosack, Nix, and Moomua.  There is a group picture he titled "Bridge Force" taken in SF, with all the last names listed.  Let me know if want to see these and I will email them to you.  I am including one picture of my Dad this time, so if you come across any pictures of him you know.  I still hope we can meet someday soon and compare "notes" and pictures.

Thanks for your time!

Kerry Dillhoff
anokii@sewingwoman.com
 

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Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 23:31:11 -0500
                      From: "JERRY KNAUS" <jerryknaus@msn.com>
                                      Hello my name is Jerry Knaus.  My father Manuel Knaus (Manny)
                     served on the   Taney from 1943 - 1946. He is now 80 years old and still very healthy. He has
                      expressed a strong interest in contacting fellow crewmen from the Taney.Any   information  
                      about the crew   and/or anyone who served with him would be    deeply   appreciated.
                    When/where is the reunion
 
                      Thank You All

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