USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32) Messages Page!
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Tom Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org): Hey to all the good times! All the old friends... were did they all go? Does any one remember Bravo Company 2nd Tanks . The time Jones and I got so drunk in Naples that we almost missed the liberty boat . I was on her 1978 and 79 on a Med. and a Carib... playing guitars in the head ... and wishing I could just be near a woman...you know one that would not require penicillin afterwards? I miss all the guys: Perez, Wanker, and yes, even some of you Squids! The old ship looks sad and lonely, but our memories and our friendships are still as strong as ever.
Ralph Ward (email@example.com): I'm looking to contact shipmates who served aboard the ship on the Solant Amity I & II cruises - 1961-1962.
Ken Gentry (WILDCATSKY@hotmail.com): I REMEMBER WHEN U LEFT THE SHIP IN CHILE. OH BY THE WAY MY NAME IS KEN GENTRY/RM3 TYPE, JUST FOUND THE SITE AND WANTED TO SAY HEY TO ALL MY FELLOW SHIPMATES. HEY KIEL, BAILEY, BETIT IN MAINE, COTTRELL, HOW ARE UR TATS HOLDING UP, U GUYS GIVE MY A HOLLER DOWN HERE IN MISSISSIPPI, ITS A LONG WAY FROM KENTUCKY BUT THIS IS WERE I ENDED UP. MISS THE TIMES WE HAD. LATER KEN GENTRY TOP DOG SAILER STILL
John Riffe (firstname.lastname@example.org): How do we go about getting past cruise books? Can anyone help John out? Thanks, Kevin
Phil Sengle (email@example.com):
George Shott where are you?
Kevin Flatley (firstname.lastname@example.org): Ray Harper (57-59) - please send me your email address again - it didn't register on the guest book entry!
Bill Carroll (email@example.com):
I would like to hear from Jim cox, Steve
Wright, Walt Devoe. Would love to hear from you guys. We had too much
un to let it go.
Dave Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org): Dave
Simon here, formerly RM3 David B. Simon. I have several Spiegel
Grove items, but the one thing that I am missing is a ships lighter.
The one I had I sent back to Zippo for repair as returned to me fixed
alright with a nice shinney new BLANK case. I was hot! So that is my
question. Is there any still avail or does someone have one they
would like to sell (resonably).
Power (Willpowerjr@webtv.net): I
served aboard the speigel grove 1972-1974......yards......med
cruise..... em2 power......would like to contact other sailors abord
at that time.......help!....had some of the best times of my
life.....saw places I'll probably never see again.....thanks
Richard Keane (email@example.com): I was just recalling a incident that occurred with the original crew,while we were be assembled in Norfolk Va.I think it was a Sunday and one of the crew members came running into the barracks we were billeted in. he was yelling that some of the crew had got into a brawl with some of the crew for the Boston (not 100% sure of name) a cruiser that was being converted in a guided missile cruiser. It seems our guy were outnumbered, and were getting the crap beat out of them. About 25 of us followed the guy back to were the brawl was taking place outside of the EM club. Anyway we were going at it with the guys from the Boston when a truck full of shore Patrol showed up, every body took of to the baracks. the shore patrol did get a few guys from each crew. About a half an hour latter the word came out that the Shore Patrol were in the barracks, most of the guys that were involved in the fight that ran from the barracks were bare footed, as it was after lights out. they said the shore patrol were checking the bottom of the guys feet to see if they were dirty. we all headed to the showers, the Shore Patrol Came into the shower on the second floor, there were about 20 of us in there, this big salty chief boatsman, looked at us, then started laughing, he commented that the Spiegle Grove most have the dirtyest crew in the Navy ,and left
Kevin Flatley (firstname.lastname@example.org): Can anyone help me help our fellow Gator Sailors from the USS Ashland (LSD-1) - looking for information regarding the FINAL diaposition of America's FIRST LSD! Thanks! Kevin...
Kevin Flatley (email@example.com): I have a shipmate who served aboard during the 1976 evacuation of Lebanon looking for a cruise jacket from the particular med cruise - can anyone help? Even if all you can do is give me the name of the manufacturer or take a couple of photos of it, front & back (show me the lable inside!) and email them to me, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Kevin...
Richard L Johnson (Richardjhn8@aol.com): To the men and women that have served aboard the U. S. S. Spiegel Grove. I'm a small independent film maker, and I'm currently working on developing a documentary for the ship that you have served on. If any of you would like to provide me with a mini-bio, pictures of yourself when you served aboard her, or personal photos of the ship its self. I would be greatly indebted to you. Also, your stories about being aboard her would also be nice.
Mike Dorney (firstname.lastname@example.org): Mike Dorney OS2 on board 1988-89 time of decomissioning. Any chance of getting a grop of former sailors together for a dive? Mike
D.L. "Sandy" Wenk (email@example.com): My previous web site went down and I was unable to retrieve the information. I'm still working on pictures arrangement and captions. If anyone can identify any of the crew members pictures contact me Sandy Wenk at firstname.lastname@example.org -
D. L. Sandy Wenk
Mike Celeski: Just found your web site on the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32). That brings back some memories!
I was in the USMC between January 1971 and December 1972. After boot camp I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. During my tour with the 2nd Marine Division, Fox Battery (Artillery) we took two Carribean cruises. Both involved landings & operations at Vieques, Puerto Rico. One of the ships I was on was the Spiegel Grove. I don't remember the other, nor the exact dates.
But I didn't see the cruise to GITMO/Vieques for the year 1972 in your ship;'s history files. Do you have any information on when that was? I know that I was protesting to my Captain that I was too short for the last cruise (within a month of discharge). But they said I had to go anyway to train my replacement. That cruise would've been around October/November, 1972. The first one was earlier, maybe even late '71 or early '72.
If you can find any more info on LSD 32's activities in the Carib in 1972 & 1972, let me know. Like many others, my memory is gettting foggy :) Mike Celeski
Hi - my name is frank j stitt ph1(dv) and I was the photgraphic crew
leader for the flag command on spiegle grove during solant amity
iv.we ha a lcdr ?? In charge of the cib and a jornalist 1st toby
marques and a photo striker (phan) name unknown. He &I were
responsible for most of the ohotos in the cruise book I had acruise
book & many other photos of that trip.all were lost in the cedar
fire in san diego when my house was among the 3000+ homes were lost.
I would appreciate hearing or seeing any pics from others on that
trip. I will also answer any questions from others. It was a
fantistic tripand I remember it well.
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