Gohan's Oklahoma City CLG-5 Collection
QM3 Dave Rice, (Gohan)  USS Oklahoma City CLG-5,  June 1970 - October 1973
Currently a QMCS in the United States Naval Reserve, Fargo, North Dakota
"Sharing an important part of my life with my Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Shipmates."


Welcome to Gohan's Decklog!

Michael Fay (Fernando Fay) - 12/24/00 01:28:17
My Email:Mfay450334@aol.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 1971-1975

Comments:
I served aboard the Okie boat from 1971-1975. I'm married with two children ages 11 and 14. I'm currently the Information Systems Mansger for a major insurance company. The time I spent aboard the Okie was in the S-3 Division working in the Soda Fountain, Laundry, Clothing Small Stores, and S-3 Admin Clerk.



EDWARD RODRIGUES - 11/20/00 16:24:05
My Email:EDWARD.RODRIGUES@CENAMEDD.ARMY.MIL
Branch of Service: USN
Years of Service: 1970 TO 1974

Comments:
WAS GREAT TO FINALLY SEE THE WEB PAGE.WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT WAS IN ENGINEERING DEPT.



Ron Cunningham - 11/01/00 02:18:54
My Email:ronc4336@aol.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: OKIE BOAT
Years of Service: 1969-1972

Comments:
Great site: Sure rings memories. I was a ships cook. Thank You!



Ron Huffman - 10/14/00 00:18:04
My Email:ronjosh@earthlink.net
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahom City CLG-5
Years of Service: 1961-65

Comments:
THANKS FOR THE WEB SIGHT. IT IS GREAT. MY JOB ABOARD THE O.K. CITY WAS THE SHIP-BOARD RADIO STATION (CLGM)



C.J.PALUMBO - 10/11/00 22:44:27
My Email:PALUMBOBRENDA@HOTMAIL.COM
Branch of Service: U.S.NAVY
Ship or Station: O.K.CITY CLG5
Years of Service: 1970 -1972

Comments:
ENJOYED YOUR WEB PAGE IT BRINGS MEMORIES.



Tim Owen - 10/06/00 14:20:48
My Email:crescentwrench@home.com
Branch of Service: USNR; RM-3
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY CLG-5
Years of Service: 1972-1978

Comments:
Great site. I was a radioman from Reno, NV. in the control room from Feb. 1973 to Jan. 1975. As many, there are a lot of memories. Proud to serve with you all. I now live in Tulsa, OK and just found out about the reuion in OKC in Sept. of this year. Manybe I can ake the next one. Does any one know Howard Brungie from Carson City, NV? If any one remembers me, drop me an e-mail OKIE BOAT CLG-5, may you rest in peace.



Randy Lopez - 09/22/00 01:55:45
My Email:rllopez@icok.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: OKC, Simon Lake, Hoel, Oly
Years of Service: 20

Comments:
George Luers got me here, will be checking more!



Stephen M. Roberts - 09/16/00 02:03:07
My URL:http://eta-carina-ltd.com/
My Email:Roberts@eta-carina-ltd.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: Oklahoma City (73-76)
Years of Service: 1972-1983 (HT1)

Comments:
Great site, good to see my old shipmates again, you pictures of R-Div show a lot of people who were still aboard when I got there. I lost my old pictures and never got my cruise book so the pictures were a welcome site after all these years. Well Done



Stephen C. Bailey - 09/01/00 04:35:49
My Email:swampfox_6@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: CLG-5
Years of Service: 1971-1973 on ship

Comments:
Dave you old sea snake. Found your web sight and it brought back memories. Too bad no pictures of Staff...guess its pay-back for not standing watches. Hope all is well with you. Stephen Bailey AG-2 Comseventhflt..token airdale.



Harold E. Berninger - 07/10/00 01:38:56
My Email:bernhemilan@aol.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1966 - 1971

Comments:



John Bell - 06/30/00 18:23:39
My Email:john.bell@bellsouth.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: OKC /Com7thFlt
Years of Service: 1970-1974

Comments:
Was a YN3 in Flag Ops and Plans. Spent alot of time in the Burn Locker destoying classified material and and made more coffee for the Staff Big Dogs than anyone in Naval History. Thx for the memories.



QM3 Roger Magill - 06/28/00 02:40:30
My Email:vrmagill@aol.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: OK City, USS Escape
Years of Service: 1971-1974

Comments:
Great site! Thanks for preserving some of the most life-shaping times of my early days. I spent a number of years on the 7th Flt. Staff in the Command Center, primarily working as assistant fleet scheduler and getting used to the banging of the 5 inch j st below my duty station. I'd be interested in hearing from any of the gang from the "Staff" during those exciting days.



Gerald L. Rude ( Bug ) - 06/27/00 14:18:09
My Email:grudebug@juno.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1971-1974

Comments:
Thanks so much for your web pages. It was a delight to say the least to find you.It has brought back many good memories.She was a good boat and had many great crews. It was an honor to serve aboard.We probably passed each other one day in the passageway. hanks again!



Ralph W. Smith - 05/24/00 18:09:45
My Email:sailorboyralph@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1963-1967

Comments:
Hi: just to let you know I also served aboard her from 63-67. Would like to here from you and others. I also have messenger service same E-mail. Ralph..



Joe Magnusson - 04/29/00 21:24:37
My URL:http://members.home.net/joemagnusson/
My Email:JoeMagnusson@home.com
Branch of Service: USN EM2
Ship or Station: Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 69-73

Comments:
It is great to find your web site. I have looked for my ship in the web from time to time and this time I found it. Thanks. Joe



James Rambo - 04/24/00 04:48:38
My Email:jrambo@ameritech.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 10

Comments:



Glenn B. Franklin Jr. - 04/23/00 22:13:11
My Email:glnanpds@rosenet.net
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma
Years of Service: May 1960 to about 1962

Comments:
I'm Plank owner, would like to know if Don Windle is still in this world.



RALPH GRAHAM - 04/22/00 14:21:10
My Email:OTTO58@PRODIGY.NET
Branch of Service: NAVY
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY CG-5

Comments:
I HAD SOME OF THE BEST TIMES WHILE SERVING ON OKIE BOAT. 5/77-11/79. MISS MY BT BUDDIES. WHAT A WILD BUNCH. IT HURT TO FIND OUT SHE IS GONE. I WILL NEVER FORGET HER OR THE GREAT PEOPLE THAT SERVED ON HER.



Eugene Bennett - 04/18/00 00:23:19
My Email:mailto:stumpuller@home%20.com
Branch of Service: USMC,USN
Ship or Station: CLG-5 [1969-1970]
Years of Service: 8 years

Comments:
OL Div,would like to hear from any one I served with from 1969 1970 .



David Weeks - 04/05/00 22:49:04
My Email:dsweeks@freewwweb.com
Branch of Service: US Marine Corps
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CLG5
Years of Service: 1970-74

Comments:
Miss the OKCity and all the good buddies aboard during my time (1971-73). I still have alot of fond memories to this day. Semper Fi DS WEEKS Marine Detachment



Robert Boshears - 04/02/00 22:51:21
My Email:rrbsr@aol.com
Branch of Service: USN/USA
Ship or Station: CLG-5/LPH-10/7th ID
Years of Service: 7 Active / 18 Reserve

Comments:
I can't seem to get enough of these pictures... the OK City still looks good (if only in memory). Being on the OK City, in particular, Subic Bay "got" me my last command... a Special Weapons MP Company... where else, Subic - Cubi Pt. Robert Boshears CPT, IN, USAR, Ret. (JO3)



Holly Whetsel (Daughter of Tom Whetsel - 04/02/00 05:02:05
My Email:maryanne@anderson.edu
Branch of Service: (Dad) US NAVY
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City

Comments:
Thanks for putting up this web page. I know my dad enjoys looking through all of the pages! It has meant alot too him! :)



Keith Rains - 03/28/00 17:08:07
My Email:rainskei@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: Okie Boat
Years of Service: Jun74 to Aug76

Comments:
Oh My God! This is like finding a dead relative alive again. I still have dreams about the boat and wake up feeling sick. Living in the compartment way aft, five decks down, stacked three-high with 60 other guys was a pivotal time in my life. Loved it and wouldn't change a thing. I was in the Com7thFlt band and did a lot of work with the admiral's (Holloway?) staff. An incredible site that is a great find for anyone from that old boat. I'll check back often for shipmates.



Howard Helton - 03/24/00 18:51:46
Branch of Service: USN (FTM)
Ship or Station: U.S.S.Galveston CLG-3
Years of Service: 1964-1970

Comments:
It's good to see the Talos missile cruisers remembered. Well done!



Lyle Schmidtka - 03/01/00 14:38:52
My Email:lschmidtka@msn.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1970-1974

Comments:
Great site I spent many a day in the gun director and many a night in main battery plot. Once again thanks for the site.



Andres (Andi) Matisoo - 02/19/00 23:23:53
My Email:amatisoo@yahoo.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: Oklahoma City ('72-'73)
Years of Service: 1959 - 1981

Comments:



ETN2 Ray Carini - 02/19/00 04:34:11
My Email:txray@neosoft.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1966-1972

Comments:
On board from 1967-1972, worked in MainComm, Radio 2 and the Test Equipment Lab off the ET shop.



John Lacey - 02/07/00 01:05:40
My Email:jlacey@ix.netcom.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: OKC CLG-5
Years of Service: 1968

Comments:
Nice site... mostly nice just because it's there! and I'm sure I speak for most. I was on the ship pretty much all of 1968, and was discharged a month early due to the ship's departure for Japan. I was an ETN2 working in the OE division and my claim to OKC fame was determining how much of the superstructure to remove for our 1968 trip up the Columbia River. I ended up taking off the URD4 radio direction finder antenna and the TACAN array. Boy, was I looking up when we passed under those bridges! She was a great ship. May she rest in peace under those 1000 fathoms of water off Guam. Our hearts will always be with her.



Dennis Mack - 01/31/00 03:12:23
My Email:dennymack75@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 1961 - 1981

Comments:
Correction - my years of service on the USS OKLAHOMA CITY/COMSEVENTHFLT were from October 1970 through October 1975.



Donna (ex-wife) Dan Namock - 12/21/99 10:13:51
My Email:donnamgm@pacifier.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1967-1969

Comments:
Dan Namock, Don Gregory (wife Patti) and Tom Morrison were all from the same small town stationed on the OKC. We spent many happy times at Hunters Point and then San Diego and made lots of friends on ship, Big Ike, Rick from Gaum and Paul Moffit. Those we e the days, parties, trips to TJ, and catching the quarter snatcher to get to the ship. Patti and I were lucky enough to spend a foggy day at sea for dependants day on the OKC. So many memories! The best had to be standing on the bank of the Columbia riv r watching the OKC make its way up river for the Portland Rose Festival in June of 1968. Dan, Don & Patti, Tom and I are still friends and stay in touch. Anybody from the signal or communications crew remember us?



Don Slack - 11/23/99 01:25:19
My URL:http://public.surfree.com/donslack
My Email:donslack@surfree.com
Branch of Service: USN RET
Years of Service: 20

Comments:
Dave! Great site. I didn't have a cruise book from 72, I was on the OK Boat from 72-75 and the pictures from FM division really flooded back the past! Thanks for posting all the great stuff. I will be back again. Don Slack FCC (SW) Ret



Ed Stemmer - 11/20/99 18:14:43
My Email:edosan@community.net
Branch of Service: U.S.N.
Ship or Station: U.S.S. OKIE BOAT
Years of Service: 20

Comments:
I served in Uss Oklahoma City R- Div. from June of 1970 thru Oct. of 1975. Retired as HTC(SW) in Oct.1988. Currently live in Suisun City, Ca.Great Site I really enjoyed it.



Joel Behne - 11/07/99 14:39:36
My Email:behnej@burlington.dst.ia.us
Branch of Service: USNR
Ship or Station: COMSEVELTHFLT STAFF
Years of Service: 1971/1972

Comments:
Good looking website. Thanks for taking the time to put it on the world wide web.



David Stokes - 11/05/99 04:44:29
My Email:STOKESFAMILY@PRODIGY.NET
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: OKIE BOAT
Years of Service: 71-73

Comments:
I enjoyed your sight very much , it was nice to be able to show people what I have been talking about all these years. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES



TOM HOSCHEK - 11/02/99 15:13:03
My Email:THOSCHEK@INTERL.NET
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY
Years of Service: 1971-73

Comments:
OUTSTANDING WEB PAGE. IT BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES. I WAS IN 3RD DIV. AFTER MESSCOOKING. SINCE OBSERVING YOUR WEB PAGE I'VE BEEN ABLE TO CONTACT 4 OF MY OLD BUDDIES. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THAT OPPORTUNITY. BEST REGARDS, TOM HOSCHEK BURLINGTON, IOWA



willard Austin - 10/14/99 18:32:10
My Email:Jadeevan@fascination.com
Branch of Service: usn
Ship or Station: USS King DLG-10/ USS Camden AOE-2
Years of Service: 1971-1975

Comments:
I feel your pain on the death of your ship. The King met with a similar fate. At least The Okie was buried, The King was butchered for rebar. I believe politicians have no soul, and Naval Officers who become politicians sell theirs. Thanks for remembering what counts and thanks for the site......Will Austin MM2



Steve McWilliams - 10/10/99 19:12:09
My Email:STEVMAC741@AOL.COM
Branch of Service: USMC
Ship or Station: CLG-5
Years of Service: 12/71to4/73

Comments:
very very nice job on the web page.thanks for the memories.



DOUG HARRIS - 10/09/99 11:25:25
My Email:dharris1@sprynet.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: OK CITY
Years of Service: 1971-1973, 4 active and 11 reserve

Comments:
STILL A GREAT SITE, AGAIN THANK YOU



George Luhrs - 10/05/99 21:24:35
My Email:galuhrs@pacbell.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1972-1975

Comments:
Hey Gohan! Just learned about your web site from Doc Smith. You deserve a well done. Maybe we can met at the next Oki City reunion. Say hello to all the QM gang that attends this years reunion. All the best George Luhrs



Rodney A. Voelker, EM1 - 09/28/99 16:28:45
My Email:NES@VISI.NET
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: CLG-5
Years of Service: 61-67

Comments:
Nice site, Thanks for your work, It's like walking down memory lane. Many fond memories and wonderful friendships made. Hope to see you all at the reunion in Norfolk, VA



M.D. CALHEIM (Cal) - 09/26/99 04:01:56
My URL:http:/www
My Email:calcalheim@sinclair.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: ICHI-BON CLG-5
Years of Service: 64-67

Comments:
QMCS: Great site. I'm a ND native. Keep up the work. cal.



Val Hext - 09/16/99 03:38:40
My Email:val6@home.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 1956-1978

Comments:
I went aboard the OK City in Dec 1969 and left in June 1975. I guess we were aboard at the same time. I was an IC man in "E" Div. It was a great ship and I always considered it the best ship(out of 8) that I served on.



Roger Hanthorn - 08/24/99 05:42:42
My URL:http://www.hanthorn.com/
My Email:roger-tess@hanthorn.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: CLG-5
Years of Service: 1971 - 1973

Comments:
I was an RM3 in CR Division. Of all my duty stations in the Navy the OKC was one of the best. Good fun, Good people and even the work wasn't bad. Nice work on the site Dave. Roger Hanthorn RMC Retired



Michael S. Fleming - 08/20/99 08:50:57
My Email:Michael_S_Fleming@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City(CG-5); USS Blue Ridge(LCC-19)
Years of Service: 8/77 - 8/81

Comments:
Operations Specialist. Worked and served watches in CIC, and bridge at sea; and CIC radio watch, and the after and fore decks in port.



Robert F Wood - 08/18/99 02:02:09
My Email:LV41WOOD@AOL.COM
Branch of Service: U.S. NAVY
Ship or Station: CLG-5, CG-5
Years of Service: 62-66, 74-79 (decom)

Comments:
I have been searching for OKC reunions and have finally come across this web site. After spending over 10 years of my navy career on the Okie Boat I have a lot of nostalgia for the old girl, and was extremely sadden about her demise as a target. Those 1 years were the best of my career and I will never forget all my shipmates I worked alongside and hit the beach with in every port in the far east. When I decommissioned her in 79, it was like losing a best friend, so I put in a work request and had teak wood installed on the Quarterdecks of my next ship, USS Blue Ridge, to privately have a reminder of the OKC for all those of us who crossed decked. The rallying cry in the Chiefs mess was "It wasn't like this on the Okie Boat. So many more stories and m mories are waiting to be told, but enough for now. I congratulate you on the website. Great job, only to get better.



BILLY HUTSON - 08/17/99 19:04:08
My Email:cgm@airmail.net
Branch of Service: USMC
Ship or Station: CLG-5

Comments:
GREAT TIMES GREAT PEOPLE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK



Trino Santoyo - 08/12/99 15:04:33
My Email:tsantoyo@mofo.com
Branch of Service: USNavy
Ship or Station: CLG-5 / Navigation Div.
Years of Service: 1970 - '72

Comments:
Very nostalgic web page, Dave. A marvellous job. Since discovering the OKC website, I've sent out notices to a few ex-OKC sailors (not listed on the "crew" page or your "guestbook") at their last known addresses in hopes of a response to the OKC Associati n or its website.



Chuck Wilson - 07/06/99 14:29:54
My Email:wallops50@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN AD
Ship or Station: ATRCD Wallops Island,VA
Years of Service: 24

Comments:
Great webpage. Thanks!!!



Eric Schulte - 07/06/99 08:01:33
My Email:eschulte@west.raytheon.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City
Years of Service: 1972-75

Comments:
Great Pix!! I remember so many of these images! I was 3rd Div officer and FM Div officer. Thanks for the memories!!! Regards, Eric Schulte



Jeffrey L. Bumbaugh - 07/05/99 01:47:09
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/thetropics/harbor/2381/index.html
My Email:asahi_dry@rocketmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: Retired
Years of Service: 1977 - 1997

Comments:
Nice site Dave! The Oklahoma City was my first tour of duty in the Navy. I served aboard the "Okie Boat" from March of 1978 till decomissioning in December 1979. The ship and crew definately helped in my decision to make the Navy a career. Well, maybe a c uple of trips to Subic and Pattaya had an impact too!



Jim Jacobs - 07/03/99 22:05:09
My Email:jimmer@aa.net
Branch of Service: U.S.N
Ship or Station: Ok City
Years of Service: 77-79

Comments:
Miss the boat, use to go over to Bremerton just to gaze at her. Lot's of good memories, Lots of good friends that i'll never have agian!



Darren Dirks - 06/23/99 09:39:46
My Email:darrendirks@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CG-5
Years of Service: 77-82 and 84-92

Comments:
Great job on your site!



Jim Allbaugh - 06/21/99 05:53:14
My Email:Shaddg10@aol.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: OKC CLG-5
Years of Service: 1971-1974

Comments:
Does anyone remember a Brian Jaaski? He served in OL Division from '71-'74. I really need to locate him and ask him a few questions. It's very, very important! I have two e-mail addresses: Shaddg10@aol.com and jallbaugh@flowserve.com. If anybody remembers him, please contact me. Thank You Jim Allbaugh OKC 1971-1974 3rd Division



Forrest (Moe) Lambert - 06/16/99 15:54:42
My Email:moelambert@earthlink.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: COMSEVENTHFLT
Years of Service: JUN 1971 - DEC 1973

Comments:
Great web site. Brings back a lot of fond memories. I was assigned as LPO of the Flag Weather Office. Ten years later I went back to COMSEVENTHFLT (1982-1985) on USS Blue Ridge and only then did I realize just how unique a life's experience I had had on the "Okie Boat". WESTPAC was the place to be in the early 70's and the Oklahoma City was the ship that had the perfect mix of hard work, exciting times and superb port visits. Oh the memories!!



Jack Kemejuk - 06/13/99 03:22:15
My Email:ohkami@pacbell.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CLG5
Years of Service: 1968-74

Comments:
Dave: Great web page! I always think of our ship and the memorable times we all had. I know times were tough and a war was on, but those years were a very significant part of our lives that will live with us forever. Keep up the good work! Jack Kemejuk MU2, 1968-74, ComSeventhFlt Band



Joseph E. Riggs - 06/11/99 18:05:33
My Email:jeriggs@sandia.gov
Branch of Service: US Navy
Ship or Station: Oklahoma City 73-75
Years of Service: 70-76

Comments:
Realy enjoyed your web page. It brought back many memories. The Unreps and Rearming in particular. I was on the USS Rowan during the Vietnam War and transfered to the OK City immediately after, but the pictures looked very familar. Thanks for hosting his site.



Philip E. Gerini - 06/08/99 19:33:17
My Email:PGERINI@Compuserve.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: U.S.S. Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 1960-1964

Comments:
I served in the second division prior to transfering to OS/CS Division. My final rate was Sm3. I enjoyed your page.



Ken Etringer - 06/02/99 16:43:09
My Email:etringer@gbonline.com
Branch of Service: USMC
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City (Dec77-Dec79)
Years of Service: June 1977 to Present

Comments:
Great Pictures! I still think that the 2 years that I spent on board the OKIE Boat are the best of my 22 year career. I was young, nieve, and excited. Young Sailors and Marines today have no clue on what good, I mean good liberty is unless they spend a few days in Subic, Panang, or Singapore! OH, the good old days! take care! Ken



Ken (Wop) D'Angelo RM2 - 06/01/99 22:13:42
My Email:jvet@worldpath.net
Branch of Service: U. S. Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service: 1970-1974

Comments:
Looking back they were some of the best times of my life, and never worked with a better group of men.


John Conway - 05/31/99 04:49:51
My Email:keoni@edgenet.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY CG-5, USS CAPODANNO FF-1093
Years of Service: 1975-80

Comments:
Hi Dave...This is my 1st visit to your website and I have to say it's great. I started out in 2nd Division when I reported aboard in December 1975 and became a Signalman striker, and was an SM3 when I left her in 1977. Like everyone else I remember the good and the not so good times aboard her, but I wouldn't trade one minute of that time aboard her for anything in this world. She was a classy ship, a great crew, and she was the pride of the 7th Fleet. Keep up the great work...John C.


Jim M SMITH,HMCM USN RET - 05/31/99 03:11:39
My Email:OKCDOC@AOL.COM
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY
Years of Service: 1971-1976

Comments:
Dave really enjoyed your site, I reported aboard in May 71 from the 1st Marine Division, I crossed the line for the 1st time along with you in 71, "kaki is not a good color to wear for the crossing" I slept in the Penthouse so it was good to see a foto of George LUHRS, I'm sure you have heard him with his "right full whistle,two toots on the rudder, all back full,sound the collison alarm",after we took out a camel and some pilings while leave Yoko. '



Jim M. SMITH - 05/30/99 20:27:17
My Email:OKCDOC@AOL.COM
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: CG5
Years of Service: 1952-1979

Comments:
Surfed in thru OKC page, Leading Chief,H-Divison Officer 5/71 - 9/76, great ship with lots of memories, retired in 10/79 and live in Springfield Mo



Jim Blackburn - 05/28/99 02:23:22
My Email:jimbobokc
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy RM3
Ship or Station: O.K.City CLG5
Years of Service: 1967-1971 CR Div

Comments:
I remember my first night aboard, the ship was in San Diego at North Island. I wanted to make a good impression on the Quarterdeck so I popped a snappy salute to the fantail then the OOD. He then informed me that at 2330 there is no flag to salute on the antail! Oh well I made my impression! Thus my first experience on the good ol' Okie Boat! Great spot you have here! Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion! Jim Blackburn



Allen Peavy - 05/27/99 05:54:57
My Email:christlife@thegrid.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY CLG-5
Years of Service: 71-73

Comments:
Viewing brought back alot of memories,some good & some bad which is normal I guess. I was Black Gang and climbed those boiler faces many times while we were in combat. When pictures were taken of ship's company I was in school in GLAKES Ill. so I was a little dissapointed not to see myself at that young age. Glad to know that you are doing well!



Pete Kemeliotis - 05/27/99 01:08:45
My Email:pkemo@webtv.net
Branch of Service: navy
Ship or Station: Uss oklahoma city clg-5
Years of Service: 1971-1973

Comments:
Great site brought back old memories,was attached to O.I. division, have a great picture of the ship in my rec-room



Leo Goriss - 05/26/99 20:32:18
My Email:lgoriss@ibm.net
Branch of Service: U.S.Navy
Ship or Station: U.S.S. Oklahoma City CLG-5

Comments:
Great work on the Web Page. I served aboard the OK City 1962-1964 as part of the Missile Gang. Your work brought back a lot of memories. I'll be at the reunion in October so maybe we'll meet.



Al Canfield - 05/26/99 16:12:59
My Email:monroetr@aub.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: BREMERTON (CA130), CUSHING (DD797), DE HAVEN (DD727), OK CITY (CLG5), PROVIDENCE (CLG6), ENTERPRISE (CVAN65)
Years of Service: 1956 - 1979

Comments:
I'm so glad to see shipmates interested once again in their naval service. OK CITY has fond memories for me as it was my first ship as an officer. I was personnel officer 1967 - 1968. Good job, "Gohan", may you have fair winds and a following sea!



John F. Baker - 05/25/99 19:14:09
My Email:baker@hit.net
Branch of Service: NAVY
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY
Years of Service: 64 - 66

Comments:
Dave, A great job of sharing! An important part of the web page started by Joe. Again, great job!!!!!! John F. Baker, President, USS OKLAHOMA CITY ASS'N



Katie Rice - 04/27/99 12:12:00
My Email:ktbear_99@yahoo.com
Branch of Service: AFJROTC
Ship or Station: Fargo

Comments:
Love you daddy!



Mark Pietz - 04/13/99 19:35:11
My Email:mpietz@dhs.ca.gov
Branch of Service: U.S.N.R.
Ship or Station: COMFLETACTS, Yokosuka, and USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) (YN3 in Captain's Office)
Years of Service: 1971 through 1973

Comments:
Dave, Thanks for your interest in keeping our "life and times" aboard the Okie Boat alive! In retrospect, where else could young men have had such adventure? Who but the Navy would have given us those E-Ticket rides in the Tonkin Gulf? And why did we not have our heads examined for signing up in the first place? Your heart would have broken had you seen the bridge in February - stripped and broken. I hope someone had the foresight to save the helm and engine-order telegraph for the museum!



Paul Kirchheiner - 04/12/99 16:05:31
My Email:pkk@mobilepoint.com
Branch of Service: Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 68-70

Comments:
Very Nice!



David (Buddha) Mizukami - 03/28/99 23:13:56
My Email:mizukami@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: U.S.N. RETIRED
Years of Service: 30

Comments:
Served from Feb 68 to Feb 76 as a EM3-EM1.



Gary Beckwith - 03/28/99 06:02:31
My URL:http://www.fishnet.net/~beckwith/index.htm
My Email:mailto:beckwith@fishnet.net;%20garywho@hotmail.com
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City; USS Reeves
Years of Service: 25

Comments:
As I reach my final days of active duty, I start to act like my father. I seek out info on the places I've been stationed and the folks who were there with me. OKC was my first ship (7/76-9/79), I served in her with my brother and my father continues to relive the 'tiger cruise' of her return to CONUS. I will retire in Yokosuka with many of our OKC brothers and can only thank the USN and OKC for the influences made on my in my life. Gohan-san. Yoku dekimashita. Yoroshiku onegaisimause to ka omedetto gozaimasu. OKC-wa sayonara itte-imashita.



Bob Reichling - 03/27/99 22:53:43
My Email:bronxredvietvet@webtv.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: USS OKLAHOMA CITY 70-73
Years of Service: 70-77

Comments:
Served in N division with Dave Rice, same time, 70-73.



QM3 Mike Gile - 03/26/99 14:37:08
My Email:lsrmlg@pacbell.net
Branch of Service: USN
Ship or Station: Oklahoma City CLG-5
Years of Service: 1968-1971

Comments:
Dave, Great web site. It was nice to travel back to the old days and see old friends. Thanks

QM3 Dave Rice - 03/26/99 14:34:53
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/1230/okycity/okycity.htm
My Email:drice@ndsuext.nodak.edu
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Ship or Station: USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Years of Service: 1969-1973

Comments:
I will always remember the years I spent on the USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5). Hard work, good liberty and the importance of team work bonded many young men and taught them the real meaning of leadership.

 

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