From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Chief Bart and all the crew members who were involved in the rescue.

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I am looking for other shipmates that served during that same time to see what they are up to. And any one esle that served on the Struass.name: Leonard Stevenson aka Youngbloodemail: [email protected]: Thursday, February 07, 2002Time: PMHello everyone hope that life have delt you all a good it was when we were all on the Strauss.name: Marlin Howzeemail: [email protected]: Wednesday, February 20, 2002Time: PMHello, Marlin Howze here. Served on Smokin' Joe from August '80-June '84. I remember Robert "Animal" Kerr and some other folks.

I ran into someone that was onboard during that same time up here in Portland, OR working at Intel. Allen Peront (Mags to my friends).name: LARRY TONDUemail: [email protected]: Tuesday, November 27, 2001Time: AMhi to all my former shipmates once again my plans to attend the strauss renenion was knocked overboard. Marlinname: Al Gryderemail: [email protected]: Tuesday, February 26, 2002Time: AMAnyone know the whereabouts of Gary Payne, GM Div. Any other shipmates of that period, I would like to hear from you.name: George Burkeemail: [email protected]: Friday, March 01, 2002Time: AMDoes anyone remember when we were pulling into Sidney Harbor back in 1986? If there's any of my shipmates out there I'd like to hear from you. name: Charlie "Gunner Mac" Mc Donaldemail: Charles. [email protected]: Friday, March 22, 2002Time: AMNew website looks great from MS Internet Explorer.

I actually wanted to say thank you for serving in the USN. Any of the old Rm gang around, Jim Delaverson, Jerry fly? Ted (tj) Denningname: Ted Denningemail: [email protected]: Thursday, May 30, 2002Time: PMcrewmember 64-66, 1st div and then OC division. One of my favorite memories of the Joe was getting into a fresh water fight in the galley and accidentally squirting the Cheng, got to wipe some sweat up down in the "bull pen". Ran into BMC Duck a few years ago, at a cpo initation in Yoko. Ted name: Dennie Cainemail: [email protected]: Tuesday, June 04, 2002Time: PMServed from Oct. I served with GMM2 Kenneth Slack and GMMC James Bunch.

My father was stationed aboard the USS Joseph Strauss back in the 1970's. i'm not sure of the exact years he was aboard the uss joseph strauss. i don't know what rank or division be belonged to. he really wanted to look through his navy yearbook before he died but noone in the family could find it. thank you.name: Theodore (Ted) Denningemail: [email protected]: Monday, May 27, 2002Time: AMI served on the Joe from 1964/1966, co's were W. My brother was on the joe too, dave stevens, anyone from around that time frame. I remember guys like Tim Wittington from South Carolina, Crazy Cosmo from New Jersey (I think).

Then I see a couple of people who served on the ship when I did,71 thru 74! My " nick name " was , Rocky.( For obvious reasons).

Now , I can't type too good ,but I wanted to say I 'm on board , "again"!Big Gunsname: Steve Mitchellemail: [email protected]: Sunday, April 28, 2002Time: PMI served on "Smoky Joe" from 1972-75 as an ET in OE Division. Would like to find a cruise book from the period I was aboard. It was nice in warm when we went to Alaska that year. name: Robert S White GMM2/FOX 80-82email: [email protected] Date: Friday, June 14, 2002Time: AMHello Fellow Smokin' Joe Shipmates, I just found this web site and I am so grateful; It sure brings back so many memories of my youth and my first ship and first two West Pac cruises.Caught the ship in Subic on her way home from Westpac. Wrote a novel about my experiences entitled "Steve Mc Queen Would Be Proud." Check it out at Portia Hiltonemail: [email protected]: Monday, May 06, 2002Time: PMI'm not sure why I'm posting this... Reported to the Joe in Long Beach, went to westpac as the Comdesron 3 flagship. Others of that time, feel free to contact me, I live in Reno. I remember the Vietnamese refugee boat rescue operation and the hard time we had trying to sink that baby.It would be wonderful to hear from any one that remembers me or that served with me at that time. I am originally from Lake Worth, Florida but have since moved to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Lemail: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMJust to let you know Smokin Joe was given that name in the late sixties and early seventy's because of her constant habit of smoking black when enterring port.Sincerely, James Galbraithname: Bennett Charles L.email: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI served on the Strauss from 8 of 71 until jan of 75. I and the rest of "B" division did all we could to ensure the name would survive.My CO's were Clarkin, Daniels, and Bennett But the officers i served under in those days were LTJG Edmunds and LTCMDR Eddingsfieldname: Don Campodonico aka "Campemail: [email protected]: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI'm looking for one of the old Joe Strauss ball caps.ones with Fleet Fox inscribed...anyone know where to get one?