Guestbook for U.S. Navcommsta Londonderry Alumni Association
Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:ka5usn{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Looking for NCS Alumni Members who are Amateur Radio Operators. The Navy Amateur Radio Club is looking for you. We operate daily on 7.245 from 0700-0900 Eastern. Visitors are welcome. Visit our web site at www.navyamateurradioclub.org
June 15, 2017 13:30:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis McMahon
Email:denny_mcmahon{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridgway pa
Comments:Any other old sailors remember the attack on the U S S Liberty 50 years ago today, The Liberty lost 34 brave Sailors that day ! God Bless the Crew of the LIBERTY!
June 8, 2017 22:25:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej - Webmaster
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI / Derry
Comments:John, the answer to your question is Foyle College. Also/formerly known as Londonderry Foyle College.
May 5, 2017 17:53:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej - Webmaster
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI / Derry
Comments:John - the answer to your question is Foyle College, also/formerly known as Londonderry Foyle College.
May 5, 2017 17:49:58 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock, RM 1970-1973
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Trying to find what college is now on the site of the base since demolished.
May 3, 2017 12:51:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Stretch
Email:stretch{at}nbtx.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
1445 Ervendberg
Comments:If any of you remember Floyd Seim, RM2 at receivers, I heard that he died a few years ago.
March 28, 2017 21:03:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Warnes
Email:Ronwarnes{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Montana
Comments:Does anyone remember my dad, ETC Dick Warnes from 70-72? Would love to hear and any photo would be welcome Cheers
March 18, 2017 23:37:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI USA / Derry
Comments:Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our friends and relatives, Slante! Dennis & Rosemary
March 17, 2017 18:42:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim "Sully" Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Englewood Beach, FL
Comments:Does anyone of our members from the early to mid 1960s have a photo which includes HM1 Rosten Wayne 'Doc' Bishop? They need it for the Virtual Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces. If you have one, please contact me. Thanks!
January 9, 2017 21:49:31 (GMT Time)



Name:dolores
Email:doloresmcg{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Just want to wish everyone a happy and peaceful New year
December 30, 2016 01:03:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Everybody have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
November 24, 2016 12:13:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Terry J Pike
Email:tj61853{at}live.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mahomet, Illinois 61853
Comments:Stationed Navcommsta, Londonderry from Feb. 1967 - Aug. 1968. Worked in online/offline, and teletype communications room. Wonderful memories of my stay in Derry and the beautiful county.
November 21, 2016 17:21:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Massey
Email:Rmmassey93{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wake Forest, NC
Comments:Lonnie Massey my father is still alive but his health is declining and recently entered a nursing home, at the age of 97. Still sharp about the A/N FRT 39 and 40s.
September 13, 2016 02:11:08 (GMT Time)



Name:art saraphis
Email:artjojo{at}outlook.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
durham,n.c.
Comments:It seems this site is being superseded by facebook. Big mistake. You can use both, but there are a huge number who do not want to go through everyones personal notes unrelated to the sites original catagories to find pertinent information. Start updating this site and please everyone. It is not outdated as you seem to think, and I believe a great many members will agree.
September 10, 2016 16:53:25 (GMT Time)



Name:richard chase Rm1 retir
Email:exrmrc{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kill Buvk, NY
Comments:Just found Facebook site, completed first book Domicile it's about time in Derry!
September 10, 2016 07:22:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Gregg Richter
Email:gregggypsy{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Maryland
Comments:Saddened to hear about June Taylor. She and Zack treated me great while I was there. All the best to the Taylor family.
September 3, 2016 14:25:59 (GMT Time)



Name:JOHN REIGLE
Email:john{at}parkerreigleinsurance.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
North Carolina
Comments:Just heard that June Taylor has passed away. Condolences to her family. Always enjoyed Zack and June both. They were a lot of fun to be with.
August 16, 2016 15:02:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Milton E. Thorne
Email:miltonthorne{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Born N.C. Live
Comments:At DErry Sept. 67-Sept 69. Made Chief there in 68, and with a great crew, we built NAVRADSTA Dungiven. Live Sunnyvale, Ca in Silicon Valley.
August 16, 2016 02:33:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Milton E. Thorne
Email:miltonthorne{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Born N.C. Live
Comments:
August 16, 2016 02:28:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Craig Lammes
Email:gcarraig{at}gmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Maryland
Comments:I was born to Larry R Lammes and Patricia Lammes in Londonderry, N.I. June 13, 1970. My father Larry was an electronics technician (not sure what his rank was at the time) serving at NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry. In 1994 I spend several months walked around the coast of Ireland and Ulster -- I suppose I was trying to understand "where I came from" and what Ireland was meant to mean to me. Traveling alone, I struck up many conversations with the (not at all reserved or shy) Irish and British people and found numerous references to the relationships people in Derry had with the USN personnel that served at NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry. I remember in particular sitting in the cab of a cement truck talking to the middle-aged lorry driver and his touching words about what the base and the energetic young Yanks had meant to the depressed UK economy at the time. Being born in NI has had a large effect on my life. My parents, both from a town outside of Rochester, NY, lived for the first ten month
August 15, 2016 14:53:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Margaret Hoffer
Email:hoffer{at}austin.rr.com
HomePage:--
Where are
you from:
Texas
Comments:My father was stationed there in the 1960's. He was a radioman and ended up meeting and marrying my mother there.
July 27, 2016 12:21:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Norbert Vater
Email:n.vater{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kentucky
Comments:I was CYN3 stationed in Derry from Oct. 1965 to April 1967. I have been back to Derry 3 times over the past 50 years and always enjoy it. I stay in touch with CYN3 Harry Hitchcock who is still residing in Cambridge, OH. I found the site and spent over an hour looking at it. Lots of memories!!
July 20, 2016 05:27:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Art Saraphis
Email:artjojo{at}outlook.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Durham, N.C..
Comments:Is this site, and all it's categorical topics going to continue or are they being shut down. It seems that only the guest book is being kept up. All Alumni members deserve an explanation my the webmaster on this matter.
July 7, 2016 22:18:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank Coyle
Email:frank.coyle{at}gmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Melmore Gardens, Creggan, Derry
Comments:I found your website and I found delight. There are a host of images here that I have never seen before and I thank you for hosting them here. I am a Derry-man bred but I left that city a long time ago and now live in Auckland, New Zealand. I miss my old home and I found some photographs of it here.
May 20, 2016 12:03:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas NV
Comments:Last update 7 months ago. ?????? Guess I may be right. People are starting to lose interest in the site. Too bad, it was great while it was lasted. Fairwell to all shipmates who may still check in from time to time.
May 9, 2016 07:29:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Starting to agree with Arthur. Last update October. Hope people are not losing interest
April 27, 2016 23:33:50 (GMT Time)



Name:arthur saraphis
Email:artjojo{at}outlook.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
durham, n.c.
Comments:It's been half a year since any significant updates have appeared,and zero info on lasy derry reunion, and alumni meeting. What's up?
April 9, 2016 07:17:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all!
March 17, 2016 17:08:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:I have always wondered the where abouts of Rich Bish 1970-71. Does anyone remember him or have any idea whatever happened to him
March 15, 2016 01:15:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Clytis Primeau RM2 65-67
Email:cprimeau71{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Malone, NY near canadian border
Comments:MY memory is not vary good I don't remember names well. I can remember going to a pub named Dudeys on the street going toward the diamond,and playing darts with the locals. He also had a fish&chips shop. can't remember what street it was on. Good fish&chips though. When I arrived at ncs The Comm Officer told me that I would be working in the new comm center and learning all departments. This was before we officially moved into the new center. And you know that when we moved in I indeed worked in every section.and the receiver site and the xmitter site. that I enjoyed. I have a few other memories, but I must go now. I have some pictures but they are on slides I have to try and get some prints made, and I will send them to you all. for now I will say so long. if anyone remembers me. you can email me at cprimeau71@hotmail.com
February 22, 2016 20:54:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Kieran dunlop
Email:dunlop.kieran{at}yahoo.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derty Northern Ireland
Comments:Hi I am looking to contact a Gerry Bailey who was stationed in Derry during the 1960s i have some pictures of him i would like pass on.
January 13, 2016 20:26:50 (GMT Time)



Name:RM1 MICHAEL FIELDS
Email:norge410{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
JACKSONVILLE FL
Comments:SENT A PICTURE OF THE FLAG POLE AT THE SITE WHERE THE BASE WAS IN DERRY. BUILDING THREE SCHOOLS ON PROPERTTY. FOYLE COLLEGE AND TWO PRIMARY SCHOOLS.
November 9, 2015 18:45:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert W Tojza
Email:rtojza{at}wi.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chicago, Il
Comments:Just memories
November 5, 2015 00:00:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridge Runner on the Southern Border
Comments:Just got back from my pilgramage to our Luvly Derry. Wow, place just keeps improving and looking better. New housing everywhere. Halloween, what a trip. The schools close for a week for it. I hope you've seen or read that it is #1 n Europe for such and people come from all over the world for it. has a part for the children, but the nightly events are the real deal. party party party. They know how.Guildhall square packed with venders, eats, attires etc. Seen all my old buddies at Maileys BlueBell Bar, Jake McCool, Derek Thomas and Margo Kearney, Matt and Ann Doherty, Eugene Bradley and Lily. ran around with Dennis Doherty, worked at barracks and gym. Luvly wife, daughter expecting twins. We went to see Johnny Griffin and family at Greysteel couple times. Johnny doing good, damn good attitude and two luvly busdrivers who see him 4 times a day for his needs. Stayed with Frances Surko, my sister-in-law, and luvly family. Expecting a grandchild soon.Weather was damn good, 30s and little
November 4, 2015 02:18:48 (GMT Time)



Name:MICHAEL FIELDS
Email:norge410{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jacksonville florida
Comments:visiting Londonderry in October.
September 21, 2015 23:33:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx. on patrol Southern Border
Comments:Just a note for those of you that still read the guestbook. My best friend Don Decker suffered a massive stroke while vacationing at Hilton Head, SC. 10 days or so ago. He is in hospital in Charleston now and his wife Sheryl reports that he is getting the very best of medical care and attention. This emergency has been reported in facebook and has more info. Keep him in your prayers pls.
September 21, 2015 05:43:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Phillip Wade
Email:pmw357{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Louisville, Kentucky
Comments:Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Karl W. Nitschke. Karl and I were watch standers in the back room at receivers. He was a brilliant, humorous and overall good guy. Of all the stories I tell about Karl there is one I always preface with " I don't recall which of us instigated the event" It involved an afternoon swim at Lough Swilly (Skinny dipping) I'm sure the case of beer consumed between the two of us had a lot to do with it but today out of great respect I take full responsibility for this act. And so may Karl have fare winds and following seas on his final cruise -...- .-.-. Phil Wade RM 9/59 - 3/62)
September 4, 2015 19:11:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridge Patrol Southern Border
Comments:I was saddened to read of the passing of Betty Roddy Cohen. Brilliant, Luvly girl. Often in my wives conversations when reminiecing with or about Derry ones. My wife Bridget McCool and I moved into their base house (32B) in '68 as they were being transferred to the States. Steve was a prolific and studied coin collector, however as they moved out he left a large bag of coins behind. His motherload. I personally wanted to go cash it in, but my Derry girl wouldn't abide by that.The next day Steve and Betty descended upon 32B. They were not sure if they had lost it in the packing out and moving or left it in the house. We quickly relieved their concerns and they were so thankful. We had a good laugh over the ordeal as Steve let out a huge sigh of relief. Incidently, Bridgo bought Betty's living room suite, a luvly white leather sofa and chair. Our condolences to the family.
July 30, 2015 03:52:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridge Runner Southern Border
Comments:Oh My My My, USA USA USA 5-2. Hope you watched. Felt five years younger after the match....well maybe two. Cheers
July 7, 2015 21:30:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridge Patrol On the Southern border
Comments:FIFA WomensWorldCup.My body is in Texas but my heart is inVancouver.I've told you Yanks can play futbol,our girls NEway. By7:54 pm #2USA polished off #1Germans 2-0. Our Irish connection LLoyd&O'Hara provided goals,total team defense was magnificent. You gotta watch the final Sunday on Fox.I've never seen a more beautiful array of futbol related outfits and mascot cutouts than what the majority of USA fans wore this evening. Bloody Marvelous. C U 'der.
July 1, 2015 02:30:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty Williams
Email:richkitty43 {at} aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brigantine ,N J
Comments:If there is anyone going to the reunion out of Newark on Continental could you please let me know.I will be travelling alone it would be nice to have company even if it's only on Airporter from Belfast. Thank you..
May 7, 2015 23:51:32 (GMT Time)



Name:doloresmcglinche
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Great to see new pics 74:76,I was hospsafter giving birth to our second son born July 3rd to my x John (boot)Adam missed the celebrations
May 3, 2015 14:54:19 (GMT Time)



Name:graham
Email:gclogg{at}virginmedia.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
nottingham.uk
Comments:can albert york from gulport,ms.please try and contact me re albert corsacaden,or anybody who knows him pass the message a big thanks
May 1, 2015 15:08:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Chris Walker
Email:chriswalker1952{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ballykelly
Comments:Does anyone remember the Edgar Broughton Band concert at the base - I think it was in early 1971....
April 20, 2015 18:32:32 (GMT Time)



Name:John R. King III
Email:jrk3d2003{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Memphis TN.
Comments:I lived there with my parents 1968-1969 and it will always be remembered as a very happy time in my life. Thanks to all for posting the photos!
April 17, 2015 16:05:53 (GMT Time)



Name:dolores
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
d
Comments:A happy and holy Easter to my family and friends in the USA
April 3, 2015 23:35:12 (GMT Time)



Name:dolores
Email:doloresmcglinchey{at}hotmail.co
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Happy st Patrick's day tomorrow,to all who know me
March 16, 2015 23:44:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Spadafora
Email:Spadaforausn{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Virginia Beach, Va
Comments:Eva smith requested that I post the following for her: "to our Dear Friends and Shipmates, your kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy are deeply appreciated, and gratefully acknowledged, at the death of my Dear Frank a most loving Dad and Granddad. Life will never be the same without him"
March 12, 2015 23:38:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Request for Research Assistance and Participants: Edward Burke is writing a PhD thesis at the University of St. Andrews on the British Army's Operation Banner in Derry during 1972. He would like to get in contact with a US sailor, J.L. Smith, who was stationed at NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry in 1972. He would also like to hear from members who served in Londonderry during 1972, particularly their recollections of relations between US Navy personnel with British Army units operating in Londonderry during 1972. No correspondence between Edward and members will be quoted directly in any publication. Edward Burke can be contacted at eb77@st-andrews.ac.uk
February 11, 2015 16:52:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Edward Burke
Email:eb77{at}st-andrews.ac.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Comments:I am currently writing my PhD thesis at the University of St. Andrews on the experiences of British Army units in Northern Ireland - one of these units is the Scots Guards, who served in Londonderry in 1972 and again in 1976. I would be grateful for some assistance - a US sailor, J.L. Smith, based at NAVCOMMSTA in 1972 had some encounters with 2nd Battalion, the Scots Guards. I would grateful for the US perspective on the relationship, including from J.L. Smith and possibly other naval personnel. If you can provide any information that would be helpful in locating J.L. Smith, or remember his encounters with the Scots Guards, please contact me.
February 11, 2015 16:24:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:We just received word from member Len Kafer that member Frank Smith has passed away. Frank was one of our earliest Alumni Association members, and served a few terms on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, including one term as President. We'll pass on additional information once it becomes available to us.
February 9, 2015 18:20:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Curry
Email:curry{at}otenet.gr
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Athens, Greece
Comments:I, and my Greek wife (newlyweds) arrived in Derry in the spring of 1965. Our oldest son (SEAN) was born in Derry in Oct 1966: I was the leading (only) Construction Electrician at the base until we left in Dec 1966. We lived at the Derry end of the Waterside bridge & Sean was born at Altnagelvin hospital. We have lived in Greece since I retired in 1982. We’ll be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in March, and we’ve booked our flight to Derry (19-23 March). Our son is coming with us to visit his birthplace.
February 3, 2015 19:10:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty williams
Email:richkitty43 {at} aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry /Brigantine,N J
Comments:Just want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.God bless you and yours.In His love Kitty Williams...Maybe I'll see you in July God willing.............
December 16, 2014 23:34:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Joseph McCoy
Email:josephmccoy1{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://magherahistoricalsociety.com
Where are
you from:
Maghera Co Derry
Comments:Good afternoon, i would like to congratulate you all on a great website. my name is Joseph Mc coy and i am the chair of the Maghera historical society the existence of the base in dungiven was as i was growing up largely a myth and remember being told about it as a child, it's only when i seen the photos did i realise how big the base was. on occasion i would drive past the side of the mountain and wonder how it once looked, now i know. Joseph.
December 12, 2014 22:17:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Mark Scott
Email:Mark 1440{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:I am Earlie Scott's Grandson. Currently serving in the Marine Corps. It's nice seeing his old photos.
December 12, 2014 19:04:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Mark
Email:Scott
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:I am Earlie Scott's Grandson. Currently serving in the Marine Corps. It's nice seeing his old photos.
December 12, 2014 19:03:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Russ Guidotti
Email:oleskol412{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Daytona Beach Florida
Comments:Just looked at Derry from Google Earth. So much has changed and for the better. I am so glad everyone there has been able to enjoy peace and prosperity. The people of Derry deserved to be happy. Enjoy life and peace.
December 5, 2014 04:01:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Russ Guidotti
Email:oleskol412{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Daytona Beach Florida
Comments:Just looked Derry from Google Earth. So much has changed and for the better. I am so glad everyone there has been able to enjoy peace and prosperity. The people of Derry deserved to be happy. Enjoy life and peace.
December 5, 2014 04:00:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Jason Vaughn
Email:jvaughn_007{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Comments:My father RM1 Ronnie Vaughn was stationed here from 1972-75, passed away July 3rd 2011. Although I have zero memory of being born in Derry or living there he frequently talked about the beauty of N. Ireland.
November 21, 2014 01:10:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Henderson
Email:derryvon{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dallas, Texas
Comments:Hope to see some old shipmates at the 2015 Reunion in Derry. Jim & Veronica Henderson
September 25, 2014 21:11:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim "Sully" Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:We just found that William G. Walters, the subject of my previous entry, served in Derry from 2/68 to 12/69. We will list him in our "TAPS" listing.
September 18, 2014 18:52:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim "Sully" Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Any NCS Londonderry shipmates remember a RM3 named William Gene Walters? Not sure when/if he served in Derry, but we've just been informed that he's buried in the City Cemetery up in Creggan. Died in 2013 at 68 years of age, so I'm guessing he might have served in the mid to late 1960's. Contact me at the above email address if you have any info. Thanks!
September 18, 2014 04:40:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Brendan Gallagher
Email:brendy58{at}live.ie
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry North West Ireland
Comments:Thanks to your wonderful site I was able to make contact with a long lost friend Ellen Grimes from Clooney Estate, who married Johnny Chapman 1976 Clooney Base.
September 15, 2014 14:54:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:In 21 days I will head for Ireland along with my sister and her husband to tour the south and end up in Derry to see my son and his family and my ex, Sadie, and just enjoy the cool weather. Always enjoy going back to Ireland and Derry.
August 24, 2014 12:35:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ukiah, California
Comments:Arrived Derry April 14, 1956. Left April 14, 1958. RM2. Stayed single.
August 13, 2014 06:15:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwon
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://www.arkybill.com
Where are
you from:
Arkansas
Comments:Am looking for anyone who might have known of a girl named (?)tella Elizabeth Knauss who was dating a young man from the base during the period of 65-68. She went to the States with this young man. This information is important to her daughter.
August 11, 2014 15:50:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie RM3
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Does anyone remember a shipmate named Robert Hill. He was E5. Not sure when he left the base but he was there as part f the Master at Arms force when I arrived Jan 1970. I believe he stationed on the uss pueblo when it was taken.
July 17, 2014 02:54:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://www.arkybill.com
Where are
you from:
A transplanted Razorback in Alabama
Comments:Guess I did it again. Here is the rest I hope. Matter of fact while I was there I came back to Derry just about every summer with my ex wife Pat Fiorentini and we would spend 30 days at her mother's cottage in Shrove, Greencastle. I also came back in 76 to reup. The Old Man okayed it as we were a Detachment from Derry. Well, I wander, so I will let you go. Just thought I would share some memories with those who remember me. BCNU again, I hope. Bill
July 10, 2014 00:44:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:https://www.arkybill.com
Where are
you from:
A transplanted Razorback in Alabama
Comments:I guess I used up my character quota, so here's the rest. I served in Exploit until I made Second Class, and after short tours on two more sweeps, I wangled a transfer back to Derry, and who should be there again but George. I was then transferred to NAS Dallas in 68, and was surprised that there was no evidence of him having been there. I transferred from there to RM"B" School, and again he wasn't there either. Transferred from there to NCS Adak, and lo and behold there he was. We had some great times up there. I am still looking for "Dutch" Quatkemeyer or meier however it was spelled. I ran into Tony Rizzo on Adak and he recruited me for his outfit. I think in Derry they were called "Back Room Receivers". I went to their school and returned to Adak until 73 when I xferred to ADCOP and did one year, and the was sent to Scotland to work in the Back Room again. Matter of fact while I was there I came back to Derry just about every summer with my ex wife Pat Fiorentini and we would s
July 10, 2014 00:41:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage: https://www.arkybill.com
Where are
you from:
A transplanted Razorback in Alabama
Comments:Been perusing you guest books and Taps list. Noticed a name there with just a death date. Curtis Harper, RMCM, died at his California home, when he was trimming his hedges and shrubs. A bee or some other kind of stinging insect flew into his mouth and stung him in the throat. He died from asphyxiation from a swollen throat. Curtis and I were pretty good friends, at least as much as a First Class Petty Officer can be friends with a Master Chief. I am seeing too many names of good friends taken so early in life. All the old guys from 63 to 65 and 66 to 68. George Galligan for instance, I followed him around the world almost. He was the feared traffic checker when I got there in 63, although I worked in ship/shore CW and didn't have to worry about him, but most guys dreaded the "gig sheet". When I was transferred in 65 to USS Exploit MSO-440, I was going through some old logs and lo and behold I found the dreaded double G signature in the logs. I served in Exploit until I made Second Cla
July 10, 2014 00:37:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage: https://www.arkybill.com
Where are
you from:
A transplanted Razorback in Alabama
Comments:Been perusing you guest books and Taps list. Noticed a name there with just a death date. Curtis Harper, RMCM, died at his California home, when he was trimming his hedges and shrubs. A bee or some other kind of stinging insect flew into his mouth and stung him in the throat. He died from asphyxiation from a swollen throat. Curtis and I were pretty good friends, at least as much as a First Class Petty Officer can be friends with a Master Chief. I am seeing too many names of good friends taken so early in life. All the old guys from 63 to 65 and 66 to 68. George Galligan for instance, I followed him around the world almost. He was the feared traffic checker when I got there in 63, although I worked in ship/shore CW and didn't have to worry about him, but most guys dreaded the "gig sheet". When I was transferred in 65 to USS Exploit MSO-440, I was going through some old logs and lo and behold I found the dreaded double G signature in the logs. I served in Exploit until I made Second Cla
July 10, 2014 00:34:20 (GMT Time)



Name:dolores
Email:doloresmcg{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Happy 4th July to all my family and friends I n the USA
July 4, 2014 18:14:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Edward Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Californi
Comments:My era, 4/56 to 7/59...just beginning to build up. went over there on the USNS Hodges....just itching to talk to anyone there at that time...Lisowski? Adams....young kid from mass. so many others.
June 3, 2014 06:34:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://facebok
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Does anyone ever remember Victor F Wenner think he was an ETN2 at the time of service in Derry, think he transferred from Derry in about 66/66 went to Hawaii last I heard.. I just found an address that may be him if anyone in the New York area has a way of getting to him and telling him about our web site and our facebook site Phone number 315-625-4935 Address 54 Red Mill Rd Parish, NY 13131-3326 If anyone up in that area or some of the officers of our site want to try to get him to join us tht wud be great to see and hear from some more folks may he also know someomre foljs that we are missing
May 26, 2014 14:42:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty Williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brigantine N J
Comments:God bless you all this Memorial Day,and Thank you for your service............
May 25, 2014 21:55:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Joe Waters
Email:josephpwaters{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
White Plain, New York
Comments:Love viewing this site and remembering. There are no words I can convey that can express my love for Ireland, my shipmates and people of 'Derry.
April 21, 2014 02:40:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene SPencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Maureen and I will be going over to our beloved city in a few days..We will be staying up in Strabane as usual, but will be all over the place.. will try to contact everyone I can when we get there.. My UK phone nuber has been deactivated but they are sending me a new SIMS card to our address over there don't know what the phone number will be until we get there..
April 21, 2014 02:19:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene SPencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Maureen and I will be going over to our beloved city in a few days..We will be staying up in Strabane as usual, but will be all over the place.. will try to contact everyone I can when we get there.. My UK phone nuber has been deactivated but they are sending me a new SIMS card to our address over there don't know what the phone number will be until we get there..
April 21, 2014 02:19:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene SPencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Maureen and I will be going over to our beloved city in a few days..We will be staying up in Strabane as usual, but will be all over the place.. will try to contact everyone I can when we get there.. My UK phone nuber has been deactivated but they are sending me a new SIMS card to our address over there don't know what the phone number will be until we get there..
April 21, 2014 02:18:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Kathleen Doherty Williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry City/ Brigantine,N J
Comments:Just want to send Easter and Passover greetings to our friends at the Alumni Association. God bless you all,Love Kitty Williams.
April 13, 2014 22:38:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard Stuber
Email:lindanmike{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Los Angeles, CA
Comments:I was an RM3 serving at NAVCOMMSTALBEACH.
April 5, 2014 23:42:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Banta
Email:Bantap {at}icloud.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Grover Beach ca
Comments:info on the 2014 mini reunion
March 31, 2014 23:00:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Murray Young
Email:Murraytaz{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Londonderry
Comments:My Dad worked there as a civilian, Billy Young was his name, I remember him taking me to the pictures there and your Independence Day Celebrations around 1970. I was just 8 but I still remember it yet, my Dad was friends with an American called John Rowe, they had a daughter called Mary Kay I think. You definitely know how to throw a party, I'll give yous that, nice memories. Thank you.
March 29, 2014 00:54:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Donna (Wilson) Stiles
Email:dstiles57{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Washington State
Comments:I was so pleased to find this site today while I was walking down memory lane about my time as a young girl in Ireland. My father, William (Don) Wilson, was XO on the base in 64-65. I loved the picture of the base in 1960 as I could see the house we lived in and it saddened me to see the pic of the demolished base and especially the flagpole. I remember that pole and the field where we would have parades and play when things were not going on. I was only 7 and 8 when we lived there but I have great memories of the base and of Ireland.
March 9, 2014 16:32:37 (GMT Time)



Name:KEN BROWN 61-62
Email:KBROWN231{at}CFL.RR.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:JUST A SHORT NOTE, TO THANK EVERYONE FOR PROVIDING ME WITH THE INFORMATION ON JIM GOLA, THANKS DENNY AND JIM.. I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOU REUNION CITE..THANKS EVERYONE...KEB BROWN
January 29, 2014 01:34:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Yeah, got the same thing. He wants you to log in to your email accounts. Did not!
January 19, 2014 13:16:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Just received a notice in my junk mail from a guy named Harvey Brian stating there has been some type of changer in the web. I am not sure if that is a scam or not but watch for it
January 19, 2014 00:29:42 (GMT Time)



Name:KEN BROWN (BROWNIE) RM3
Email:KBROWN231{at}CFL.RR.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
PALM BAY FLA
Comments:LOOKING FOR JIM GOLA 61-63
January 18, 2014 00:25:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty Williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry/Brigantine, N J
Comments:I am sorry I missed posting for Christmas.I want to wish you all a very Blessed, Healthy and Happy New Year.In His love Kitty Williams.
January 1, 2014 21:52:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty doherty Williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry/Brigantine N J
Comments:Sorry I missed posting for Christmas.I wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy and Blessed 2014 In His Love Kitty Williams.
January 1, 2014 21:45:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike Larsen
Email:navy20retire{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Phoenix, Arizona
Comments:RM1 69-71 Dungiven, ATCU, COMMCENTER.
December 29, 2013 23:29:16 (GMT Time)



Name:John "Sean" O'Connor, RM2 '68-'70
Email:seannyo48 at gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wake Forest, NC
Comments:Merry Christmas to all of you fine folks! Thinking of everyone I had the privilege to work with, drink with, fall in and out of love with, and just generally enjoy time with. Might actually get to retire this year and get a chance to travel a little--Derry & Dungiven are at the top of the list. Hope you have a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
December 25, 2013 07:38:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie RM3
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:It is kind of funny. I spent my entire 16 weeks in RM "A" school down in what they called Code Control. I left school and I was copying SUB Speed. First orders, Londonderry and what do they do when I arrive? Stick me in the message center. Never used CW again. Had a great timer while I was there. 1970-1971. Lots of greqat memories
December 25, 2013 02:20:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne 'STRETCH' Rousseau
Email:stretch{at}nbtx.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New Braunfels, TX
Comments:I don't remember so many Q and Z codes and call signs as much as I just remember morse code. Perhaps that is because CW is all I did for more than 3 years. I never had any other job in my short navy career.
December 25, 2013 01:34:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Going back to Derry in September 2014 and Christmas in 2014 also.
December 24, 2013 12:30:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:I checked out some CW sites also and yes I agree with Ed. It is also funny how old Q and Z sigs and call signs still stick in your memory forever.
December 23, 2013 20:12:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:Checked out that CW page also. Amazing remembering the code after all these years. Like a second language for sure.
December 23, 2013 06:26:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:
December 23, 2013 06:23:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne 'STRETCH' Rousseau
Email:stretch{at}nbtx.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Texas
Comments:I don't know why I thought of this just now but here it is. A few years ago I decided to try my ears on with morse code. I looked online and found several practice websites. Amazingly enough after 35 years or so I was still able to copy about 20 wpm without mistakes. Somewhere in my junk I still have an old code practice test from C school in Bainbridge. I saved it because it was marked on top by the instructor. 800 characters at 30 wpm with no mistakes.
December 8, 2013 04:37:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Art Saraphis
Email:artjojo{at}outlook.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Durham, N.C.
Comments:To all my alumni friends, please cotact me on artjojo@outlook.com. This is my only e-mail address, and it is also listed under the current members list. Merry Christmas Shipmates. Art
December 6, 2013 13:57:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Karen Howe
Email:golfhowe2comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Seattle, Washington
Comments:Hi there. I am returning to Derry for a 6 month stay. Arriving first week of March. I'd love to make contact with any of you lovely people still living there. I was there 67 - 70 and I know noone there now.
November 27, 2013 02:45:42 (GMT Time)



Name:David Rossi
Email:Davidrossi{at}charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Houghton , michigan
Comments:Looking for info on Curtis Brinkley 1972-74 apx. Please contact me.
November 20, 2013 05:41:05 (GMT Time)



Name:John Lawrance
Email:jglawrance{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I attended the Waterside Boys school located on Chapel Road. One of the boys in my class was called Troy Neary, his dad worked at the base, but they lived at Prehen, just outside Derry. I believe they were from San Diego. Troys parents took me to the base several times, I was amazed ! Does anyone remember them ?
November 7, 2013 20:58:56 (GMT Time)



Name:John H., Shanahan, Jr.
Email:jhshanahan{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://facebook.com/JHShanahan
Where are
you from:
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Comments:Here's the contact info from truncated post below: John Shanahan (Formerly, RD1, US Navy) Adjutant, American Legion Post IR63 Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionIRL Phone: 353-86-835-7881
October 29, 2013 15:03:25 (GMT Time)



Name:John H., Shanahan, Jr.
Email:jhshanahan{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://facebook.com/JHShanahan
Where are
you from:
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Comments:Congratulations to NAVCOMSTA Derry's Alumni Association and member for a terrific alumni page -- and well done for keeping your connections with Ireland strong with your scholarship program. If any Navy veteran member is currently living in Ireland, you are cordially invited to join the American Legion's Post IR-63 -- the John F. Kennedy Memorial Post. We are headquartered in Dublin and, with two other posts (Kerry and Mayo) keep the tradition of "Still Serving" alive here in Ireland. We're made up of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are either Irish formerly living in the States who joined the military or Americans who decided to come live in Ireland. Either way, we look out for one another and keep our service and veterans traditions alive. You would be very welcome to join us and may contact me as shown below. If you're in the States, this note will remind you to dig out that DD-214 and join your local American Legion post. Best wishes to all, John Sha
October 29, 2013 14:59:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments: Part of Dan's msgs was left out here is the rest of it maybe one of the editors can fix it all together for us!!! on Tuesday, He had a blue casket with American Eagle and Navy ships insert on lid which comes out and I get to keep, he was in his Taconic Ship Sweatshirt with his hat. We draped the casket with the American Flag. His grandson Levi, had made him a Navy pillow and we had it by the casket. We had Navy apparel around. He was very proud to have served in the Navy. The Navy came and presented me the flag and the color guard did the gun salute and taps. Then the gave me the casings in a bag, and a scroll of the meaning of the folds of the flag, and the meaning of taps. One of their members take a piece of an old flag and takes old wood and puts around it. It was very emotional and we all said that it looked like Dan was smiling. He was my best friend and he had my spoiled. We had 34 great years together. With Sadness, His loving wife, Juanita.
October 24, 2013 13:23:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments: Part of Dan's msgs was left out here is the rest of it maybe one of the editors can fix it all together for us!!! on Tuesday, He had a blue casket with American Eagle and Navy ships insert on lid which comes out and I get to keep, he was in his Taconic Ship Sweatshirt with his hat. We draped the casket with the American Flag. His grandson Levi, had made him a Navy pillow and we had it by the casket. We had Navy apparel around. He was very proud to have served in the Navy. The Navy came and presented me the flag and the color guard did the gun salute and taps. Then the gave me the casings in a bag, and a scroll of the meaning of the folds of the flag, and the meaning of taps. One of their members take a piece of an old flag and takes old wood and puts around it. It was very emotional and we all said that it looked like Dan was smiling. He was my best friend and he had my spoiled. We had 34 great years together. With Sadness, His loving wife, Juanita.
October 24, 2013 13:22:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments: Part of Dan's msgs was left out here is the rest of it maybe one of the editors can fix it all together for us!!! on Tuesday, He had a blue casket with American Eagle and Navy ships insert on lid which comes out and I get to keep, he was in his Taconic Ship Sweatshirt with his hat. We draped the casket with the American Flag. His grandson Levi, had made him a Navy pillow and we had it by the casket. We had Navy apparel around. He was very proud to have served in the Navy. The Navy came and presented me the flag and the color guard did the gun salute and taps. Then the gave me the casings in a bag, and a scroll of the meaning of the folds of the flag, and the meaning of taps. One of their members take a piece of an old flag and takes old wood and puts around it. It was very emotional and we all said that it looked like Dan was smiling. He was my best friend and he had my spoiled. We had 34 great years together. With Sadness, His loving wife, Juanita.
October 24, 2013 13:22:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Got this note this morning from Dan Frazier's wife, sorry to pass it on, had got a message from him a few months ago telling me hs was coming thru Tenn and was going to stop for a visit. Guess we will be later in that old Cardio unit!!! With a heavy heart, I need to inform you that Dan passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013. He had a heart attack and the ambulance came and he was talking as he went out the door but they were not able to save him. The EMT's said he became unresponsive in the ambulance and did CPR all the way to the hospital and then the cardiologist worked on him for quite some time. Dan was looking forward to come and seeing you but I have had pneumonia since July and was just getting to feel better. We took all 4 granchildern to Myrtle Beach for their fall break and arrived back home Friday morning before he passed on Sunday. These will be wonderful memories. Thought you might like some details about is funeral on Tuesday, He had a blue casket with American
October 24, 2013 13:18:44 (GMT Time)



Name:catherine_farrell
Email:derrylady{at}live/co.ukDD
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry N I
Comments:love looking over this book .takes me back to the late forty's (when I was in my teen's) had a boyfriend stationed out there and every Sunday night we went out out there to the. f movies and dance
October 21, 2013 13:23:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Stephanie Smith
Email:cpsclicker{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://www.powercomars.com/
Where are
you from:
New York
Comments:That is definitely terrific and really nicely written.Normally I almost never make posts on post on blogs, however I’ve to say that this blog actually made me want to. Actually top notch piece of wisdom
October 18, 2013 06:14:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Gordon Bauschka
Email:digsco1{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pensacola
Comments:I very sadly announce the passing of my wife Maureen Bauschka (NEE McGrory) Saturday 12 Oct. 2113. We had been married for 46 years. She had been battling Parkinson’s for years and had a quality of life surgery, but things went wrong and now the Lord has my most precious wife. I know she is no longer suffering. And when my time comes, I will be overjoyed to see her again. Gordy
October 14, 2013 17:22:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie RM3
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas NV
Comments:What ever happened to "POKIE" Martin? Any info??
October 10, 2013 02:02:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie RM3
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas
Comments:Anybody remember an Irish gal named Mora. Aroud the 1970-1971 range? Just curious.
October 8, 2013 05:42:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Elizabeth Baker
Email:ccjbak{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
south caralina
Comments:Wonderful time in Derry during the fleadh. The city looked great. They say 300,000 people that week. So much Irish music. Really good.
September 26, 2013 19:45:58 (GMT Time)



Name:joseph lynch
Email:jalynch22{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
connecticut
Comments:I wasn't assigned to Londonderry. I was a bit south at NAVCOMU London. Was on temp duty to the Comsta in early 70"s. Talked to you guys all the time for radio cks etc. great website
September 6, 2013 02:59:01 (GMT Time)



Name:RONALD HOCH
Email:jarhoch{at}sssnet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
canal fulton,ohio
Comments:Hey Strerch! I was one of the ten that arrived in July,71. Gary's name was Whitehurst. he resides in the tampa fla. area i think. as afar as the others i dodnt remeber who else other than the ones you already mentioned.
August 26, 2013 00:51:06 (GMT Time)



Name:margaret franklin
Email:franklinmargaretusa{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
plant city florida
Comments:I just posted about Jim Eggett who I knew in Moron Spain but the post disappeared
August 15, 2013 23:31:41 (GMT Time)



Name:margaret franklin
Email:franklinmargaretusa{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
plant city florida
Comments:I was sad to hear of Jim Eggett passing we were stationed in Moron Spain 74 to 77 him and his wife Jan were just great people. he was so good to all people who worked for him also the families.
August 15, 2013 21:30:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne 'STRETCH' Rousseau
Email:stretch{at}nbtx.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Texas
Comments:I believe there were 10 of us who arrived in derry on the same day on 5 july 1972. The ones i can remember are myself, Gary Whitehead, Jay Greider, Milton Schouten (i believe he has changed his name}I think one was name Creduer and called himself Critter. If you can think of any others I would appreciate if you let me know.
August 14, 2013 04:38:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Does anyone remember a guy named Ralph Nazarro? He was there approx. 68-70 RM3
August 9, 2013 05:54:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Ojerholm
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Jim Eggett entry continued.... I often wondered if he lived his dream but knowing him I'm sure he did. We've lost a fine sailor and a great human being. Mr. Eggett, you will be missed.
August 5, 2013 01:12:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Ojerholm
Email:james{at}ojerholm.com
HomePage:http://www.ojerholm.com
Where are
you from:
Living in San Jose, CA
Comments:I just wanted to add something on the recent and sad news (under TAPS) of Jim Eggett's passing in June of this year. Although I didn't know him from Derry, I did have the opportunity to work for him at NCS Rota's transmitter site at Moron, Spain near Seville. He was the OIC there as an LDO LT. One of the finest officers and leaders I've ever had the opportunity to work for. A real professional and always a gentleman of the first order, greatly respected and admired by those who had the good fortune to know him. He always took a personal interest in his people AND the welfare of their families. Being a small-knit community of only 20 or so, he knew everyone and was ready to listen and help not only to the men but to their families. He came packaged with an esprit de corps that lent itself to each and all. He retired from there and just before he left, he'd shown me a photo of a farm house he'd bought in IL and talked of the teaching job he planned to get. I often wond
August 5, 2013 01:09:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Art IPPY Ippolito
Email:ippy04{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Speaking from Ocala, Florida
Comments:Want to wish all the men and women, who passed thru or served in Derry while in the military. Giving special thanks to the military wife who usually had it tougher than we did.....God Bless.."IPPY"
July 4, 2013 10:19:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty Williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry/New Jersey
Comments:Sorry I posted twice I thought the first one did,nt work so I tried to remember what I wrote.God bless I love you all Kittyvmwgz5
June 30, 2013 19:02:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty Williams
Email:richkitty43
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry/New Jersy
Comments:I lost my best friend Fri 28th.He went home to be with his LORD.For that I will be eternally greatful because I know I will see him again.God bless you all.love Kitty
June 30, 2013 02:52:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Kitty Williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry/New Jersey
Comments:My best friend in life left me Fri 28 June.My heart is breaking,but I know he is with his Lord and for that I will be eternally grateful Iknow I will see him again. I love you all God bless.Kitty
June 29, 2013 23:09:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Ted Nevels
Email:Nevels123{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:
June 26, 2013 11:43:10 (GMT Time)



Name:doloresmcglinchey
Email:doloresmcg{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry x wife john [boot adam]
Comments:Sorry for bad spelling before,just want to wish John aka Boot Adam a big happy 60th birthday for July .all the best from Derry.
June 22, 2013 20:26:17 (GMT Time)



Name:dolores mc glinchey
Email:doloresmcg{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry x wife john [boot adam]
Comments:I was shpping at our local store Wllworths at Northside shantallow,i noticed a man who lookwd familiar to me.I went home and thought about him and where i knew him from and i think it was Rick Casavos,this was only recently there in June.I am sorry now i just didnt ask him there and then...after all them years .
June 22, 2013 20:19:41 (GMT Time)



Name:John L. Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Had a wonderful trip back to Derry, April 18-23, 2013, then onto Belfast and Dublin. Revisited all my local dwelling places I lived when I lived there (1970-1973) in Crawford Square, Bond's Hill, and Ebrington Terrace. Wow! Has the city changed over these past 40 years, all for the better. Lots more color, optimism, and joy.
June 18, 2013 15:28:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
On the banks of the Rio Grande/ridge runner
Comments:Good people.just got back from the wee town/Derry! Weather 60's, bright sunshine. City of culture events big time, concerts etc. Saw Ned Fagan, said "tell any of them son's of b's that may be left out there that Ned is still here". brilliant visit with him.Sad news also, Willie Canning's (gate guard)wife Anna passed a month or so ago. A luvly Lady in all respects. saw all the lads from our Soccer team, Matt Doherty/Ann, Tony Harkin/Sadie, Thomas Kearny/Margo, Eugene Bradley, talked memories of those glorious UK championship tours/brass monkey! Made multiple visits to Maileys Blue Bell Bar, Creggan's Telstar Bar just in time for my bro-in law Finn McCool b'day, The Village at Rosemount. Great reception at each. Best of all, I visited cemetery many times/laid flowers/prayed for my one and only. She's what the trip was for and will continue for as long as I can get there. All the best to everone. Derry awaits you! Bridget 'n me
June 16, 2013 14:49:32 (GMT Time)



Name:RMSN Ron McKenzie 70-71
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Anyone know what ever happened to Rich Bish. 70-71
May 29, 2013 15:35:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie RMSN
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Does anyone know the whereabouts of Rich Bish, 69-71.
May 29, 2013 06:30:03 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.y
Comments: Good Derry Journal item here:- http://www.derryjournal.com/news/local/derry-gi-bride-returns-home-for-65th-wedding-anniversary-1-5105406
May 20, 2013 14:13:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Showing my age, have been in Durham N.C. for over a week now visiting with my New first Grad Daughter Catherine Elizabeth Spencer born to my son Robert and wife Beth.. and today I figure out there are several Ole Buddies who I havn't seen in years living in this area.. have tried to get in touch with them. Art Saraphis, who I am going to try to meet tomorrow. Bill Harmon my old Boss back in the early 60's he has moved to Oxford so see him next time I come for a visit. And my next door neighbor in the barracks across the hall that is.. Jim Sullivan, called and left a msg on his phone and sent him email.. he started me off this morning sending me an email about John McPherson, and thats when I realized there were some folks here I needed to see/ If I don't see you this time God Speed and keeps us going and I will be back as long as my Children and Granddaughter are here.. Getting Old aint fun is it??
May 7, 2013 22:09:05 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Comments:See Derry Journal linked here:- http://www.derryjournal.com/lifestyle/entertainment/i-ve-played-with-the-best-in-the-world-gay-at-80-1-5045506
April 30, 2013 15:17:19 (GMT Time)



Name:jerry keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Central Islip, NY
Comments:I don't get on here often but I wanted to let you all know that my ex-wife, Eileen (Murray) Keenan - passed away in her sleep last night after battling cancer for several months. She went peacefully with our kids and grandkids there. I assume she'll be buried in City Cemetery in Cregan with her dad, Willy Murray (passed in 2000) and our daughter, Audrey (passed in Gaeta, Italy in Jul 1968). She's with the two of them, now. She would have been 68 years old exactly one week from today - 05 May. I'll update once I know more. My daughter, Karen, is handling arrangements in Derry. Please keep Eileen in your thoughts and prayers. Jerry
April 29, 2013 16:16:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://Arkybill.com(Under Construction
Where are
you from:
Arkansas, Reside in Alabama
Comments:Does anyone remember "Dutch" Quatkemyer(sic)or anyone have information on his status or whereabouts. Ran with him during my 65-68 tour. Did a lot of fishing and camping together. Thanks, good reading and reconnecting with some of my shipmates there. BCNU. Bill Erwin
April 19, 2013 14:54:15 (GMT Time)



Name:David Hill
Email:seniorchief123{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Southaven Mississippi
Comments:I was CINC of CAMS Londonderry in 1973-1974. I can only recall Ted and Sandy Malcor from that period. Would like to contact others.
April 7, 2013 00:49:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley D Rogers Sr.
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Ga. & Derry, N.I.
Comments:Mr. Hargan, my two daughters went to the Waterside school at the church in the 70's. They were Erin and Kelly Rogers. Do not know if you remember them. We lived right across the street from the church. You could walk out my door and right in to the gate of the church.
March 30, 2013 20:07:05 (GMT Time)



Name:john hargan
Email:jphargan{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:I love the website, looking through all the old photos of places I know so well. I was a kid in primary school in the 70's and i remember kids from the base going to the waterside primary school as i did. I often wonder what happened to the kids i went to school with back then. looking at the photos which stretch back to the forties i cant help but admire the young american people who came to my town and were part of the culture for so many years.
March 30, 2013 18:01:16 (GMT Time)



Name:kitty williams
Email:r
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry/New Jersey
Comments:Wishing you all a blessed Easter and Passover. God bless you and yours. In His love Rich & Kitty Williams
March 29, 2013 20:42:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Ernest Houston
Email:beach_bums_{at}embarkmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Margaret Damron 10 Dunree Gardens Creggan Derry. Happy Birthday. Himself
March 23, 2013 01:18:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Ernest Houston
Email:beach_bums_{at}embarkmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida
Comments:Rick You're still healing, but you're doing well. go with the creator. Love you Brother
March 23, 2013 01:14:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI & Derry
Comments: Here's wishing all our friends and relatives everywhere, a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Dennis & Rosemary
March 17, 2013 09:51:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:ford427{at}peoplepc.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
USNCSLAA
Comments:2013 Reunion, 23 - 27 September in New Orleans LA - Headquarters Hotel is the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome New Orleans - Information and updates are posted on the "Reunions" webpage of our website. We hope to see you there!
March 16, 2013 08:58:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Trenton Williams
Email:Trentondorothy{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Victoria, Tx
Comments:Need info on the reunion to be held in New Orleans.Thanks
March 16, 2013 02:44:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Steven Pfettscher
Email:pfettscher{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Arizona
Comments:Looking for the other sailor who was injured when we both were in harms way of an IRA Bomb Blast off base in Derry, March 8 1973.
March 10, 2013 18:05:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Steven Pfettscher
Email:pfettscher{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Arizona
Comments:Looking for the other sailor who was injured when we both were in harms way of an IRA Bomb Blast off base in Derry, March 8 1973.
March 10, 2013 17:51:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie RM3
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Does anyone remember a guy named Ralph Narrazzo. He was Rm3 and was there 68-70 time frame
March 4, 2013 04:39:50 (GMT Time)



Name:kitty williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
brigantine,nj
Comments:Hi I hope you are all well.I have not been on here in quite a while.We were hit really bad by SANDY we have not been in our home since the storm.We are all safe our whole family lives on the island and there was no one hurt, so we thank God for that.God bless you all.
February 16, 2013 19:10:30 (GMT Time)



Name:dolores mc glinchey
Email:doloresncg{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:x wife of john akaboot adam,was browsing and came across this page,really enjoyed looking at all the old pics,laughed and cried,will certainly browse some more.
February 11, 2013 23:05:12 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mexico for Winter.
Comments:http://www.derryjournal.com/community/nostalgia/thirty-years-cooking-for-the-yanks-1-4755711 Good picture of Jim Smith.
February 6, 2013 23:34:48 (GMT Time)



Name:John L. Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Visiting Derry 18-23 Apri 2013, after being gone since 1973. Also going to Belfast and Dublin, 5 days each. Much has definitely changed since those dark and gray days of violence and unrest. So glad to see the color and excitement of 2013 City of Culture. Bravo!
January 15, 2013 18:50:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Mary Nash
Email:marywlls{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry Ireland
Comments:Happy New Year to all.
January 14, 2013 22:20:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley D Rogers Sr.
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Ga. & Derry, N.I.
Comments:Just returned from Christmas visit to Derry and seeing my two grand-daughters. Forgot what the winter was like over there. Had not visited in December and January since 1973 while I was stationed there. From the 21st December to 5 January had one full day of sun and that was it. Enjoyed the visit though.
January 9, 2013 16:06:45 (GMT Time)



Name:kitty williams
Email:richkitty43{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Comments:
January 5, 2013 15:59:56 (GMT Time)



Name:james kelly
Email:jjkell48y{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:fond memories of 66 to 73 before moving to germany. strange that in all my visits to naval activities in europe from 74 to 85 i never met anyone stationed in derry. other than bill broms in thurso. and of course ricky and aj in maileys bluebell bar. also ken & ann in new prague and nuala harron (unfortunately at her sisters funersl)
December 30, 2012 18:54:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred "B.L." Whitehead
Email:alfredwhitehead{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockwood, TN
Comments:Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. If you are more at ease with "Happy Holidays" then Happy Holidays (smile)
December 23, 2012 17:28:33 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Comments:Looking forward to my first return visit to Derry, Belfast, and Dublin since 1973 next year April 18 thru May 3, 2013.
December 17, 2012 13:50:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:none
Where are
you from:
I am from Arkansas, but I now live in Alabama
Comments:In my last post I forgot to put and I after my wife's name. I will add that when you see the pictures posted by Lonnie Masseym, the person with him in the antenna field at Dungive is yours truly. At the time I was RM1. Anyone wanting to email feel free if you remember me. I will be more that glad to communicate with you, after all I made a career of it. Regards to all of you Derry vets. William Henry Erwin, USN/(RET).
December 9, 2012 00:54:30 (GMT Time)



Name:William(Bill) Erwin
Email:arkybill{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:noe
Where are
you from:
Smiths Station Alabama
Comments:I live here now but carry fond memories of Derry and the surroundings especially County Donegal where my first wife Pat Fiorentini spent many of my leaves during my two tours in Derry and a tour in Edzell, Scotland. I have seen by the Taps page that many of the best friends I had there are gone. I will miss them.
December 9, 2012 00:42:35 (GMT Time)



Name:John Reigle
Email:jdrslu{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Moyock, NC
Comments:Here is hoping that each and everyone of the alumni association and my "muckers" in Derry have a great Thanksgiving. I haven't missed a single reunion and God willing will never miss one. Dennis, Ted, Jim and I will always be committed to keeping this association alive for all of us. May god bless all of you.
November 22, 2012 19:13:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Bruce
Email:Merrill
HomePage:http://members.dslextreme.com/users/bgoldes/irelandjournal.html
Where are
you from:
USA
Comments:I used the wrong link in my previous guest book post. The link above will take you to a journal of my family's visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
November 22, 2012 15:22:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Bruce
Email:Merrill
HomePage:http://freechoir.blogspot.com
Where are
you from:
USA
Comments:Please visit my site to read an account of my family's visit to Derry/Londonderry and the Republic of Ireland. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/bgoldes/irelandjournal.html
November 22, 2012 01:12:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert George Nelson, 2I0RCN
Email:ronin1946{at}live.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Londonderry,NorthernIreland
Comments:ex british Army,stationedatClooney Base in 1990s
November 6, 2012 16:12:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Sheryl Ann Ojerholm
Email:sherylannojerholm{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
everywhere...I'm a Navy Brat!
Comments:My dad is Jim Ojerholm...we were there from 72-75...I now live in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
October 30, 2012 13:49:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:Looking for any informtion on a going away party, probably at tramsmitter station, March or April, 1958. Kind of ugent. thanks.
October 30, 2012 06:05:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Pat Walker
Email:walker7pat{at}charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Riverside. California
Comments:If members want a good laugh watching a fun filled video, go to the following site. Youtube. Beauty and the Beast Derry Style.
October 18, 2012 17:27:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Adrian cooper
Email:Adrianbjcooper
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I have spent a lot of time these last few months in the old navy base clooney demolishing all the buildings. All the buildings in the old photos were still standing until this summer, the red brick houses, prefabricated houses, Samson hall, bar area with the stage that I saw in the photos. Unfortunately they are now all gone the flag pole at the front gate however is to taken down and moved to the beech hill hotel...we saved something.
October 13, 2012 19:15:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Annabel Kee
Email:keeannabel{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:
September 23, 2012 17:50:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Declan mclaughlin
Email:bigdecky{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:hi guys i am try to trace a guy who way stationed in derry in the 70s 73-75 and his name was Dee webb. I have found out he was a signalman second class on the master-at-arms force (base police) . I have found a photo in Trudy scott Horridge's pics of Richard webb the guy known as Dee, and i would be greatful for any information on him and i can be contacted at bigdecky@msn.com. Thanks Declan
September 22, 2012 16:11:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Annabel Kee
Email: keeannabel{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Comments:Looking for anyone at Navcommsta who knew Mina Kee in Derry in 1958.
September 16, 2012 19:32:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Moore
Email:tojo33e{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry Northern Ireland
Comments:Hi, i am researching Base 1 Londonderry and would like to hear from any ex servicemen/women that served here, i am writing a book on this and would love to hear from you .
September 3, 2012 10:56:39 (GMT Time)



Name:willie mc
Email:willie_mcd{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:
August 15, 2012 22:53:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Stan Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Ga. & Derry, N.I.
Comments:Finally going back to Derry for my first Christmas since 1973. Only be there a couple of weeks but it will be worth it to see my two granddaughters and of course my son, his wife and my ex, Sadie Stan Rogers
July 28, 2012 22:22:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:Icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
On the slopes of the Southern Border, Ridge runnin'
Comments:Greetings fellow web-sters...well this website was certainly the catalyst for all the calls, e-mail, letters, cards, flower arrangements etc. that we received upon the passing of my wife Bridget. Here I would like to thank everyone on behalf of my family and I and I will get back to everyone personally. Your acknowledgements did us a world of good and that we'll always cherish. I apologize, but I'm just now getting into answering all. My most sincere thanks to friends and spouses who used this web to contact us: Jerry Keenan, James Campbell, Liz Chatham, Ernest, AJ Kopiak, Alfred Whitehead, Speedy Carlin. We're all doing the best we can. Thanks everyone so much. Bridget 'n me
July 25, 2012 15:17:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Ward Bessette
Email:ward2b{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jacksonville, Fl.
Comments:I learned to SCUBA dive while in Derry. I also amazed the local population by drinking RED EYE.
July 24, 2012 11:35:28 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Met with a good friend and buddy (Robert "Bob" Tait) from our days in Derry, 1970-1973. We live only a few hours from each other now and I'm sure we'll see more of each other in the future. We both agree one of the best times of our lives. Hoping to return, myself, to Derry in a future visit, if only to see where I used to live in town (3 different locations).
June 14, 2012 13:16:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Avril Lappin Trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry..............Kennedy Place
Comments:Avril K. Trenkler Is now AVRIL FAUNCE courtesy and with the love of Bob Faunce.
June 12, 2012 17:48:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Charley Reed
Email:vagabond118{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Staten Isl., NY originally - The Villaes, Fl now
Comments:Finally booked a return trip to Ireland and plan to visit Derry at the end of September 2012. Hope there is something left of the old base but I'll settle for a visit to the City. If anyone has any info or suggestions, I would be grateful to hear from you.
May 22, 2012 22:08:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy G Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/community/schools/vital-to-the-war-effort-clooney-is-key-to-education-infrastructure-1-3573166 As much as we hate to see our old homes go down in history we hope that it will be use for a good cause and there will beno more trouble there.
May 16, 2012 14:18:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Phillip Papillion
Email:ppapillion{at}ita-intl.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Virginia Beach
Comments:Hi everyone. Looking at the photos reminds of being a kid in the 70's over there. I'm SHC Papillion's "Pappy" oldest son. I'll be sending him this link so he can join. He currently lives in Tampa, Fla.
May 15, 2012 06:33:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Martin Edwards
Email:martin{at}edwardsweb.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jordanstown, Co.Antrim Northern Ireland
Comments:Just found this when researching fpor a book about my Grandfather who was a Royal Navy Corvette Captain who was invalided out mid war with TB. he lived in Moville on the donegal side of the Foyle and was regularly told off by the local police for signalling to departing ships by using his hall light as a signal lamp! if anyone remembers Mac the Mad Commander of heard of him I'd be thrilled! Great site folks well done!
May 8, 2012 19:58:13 (GMT Time)



Name:james campbell
Email:jamescampbell181{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:love the site im the son of jim campbell bar man at the base i find the effection that the service men and women have for Derry brillant and very proud to be a derry man
April 26, 2012 21:15:07 (GMT Time)



Name:P. Murphy
Email:malingardens{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Does anyone have any information on Sam Gunther who was stationed in Derry, Ireland around 1960-61? Please send any replied to teh email address listed.
April 24, 2012 14:29:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis E. Reno
Email:montanareno{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Billings, Montana CYN 1968-69
Comments:Just went back to Londonderry for the first time last week 4/19/12. They are starting to demolish the housing. rHWg3
April 23, 2012 23:32:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis E. Reno
Email:montanareno{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
CYN 1968-69
Comments:Just went back to Londonderry for the first time last week 4/19/12. They are starting to demolish the housing. rHWg3
April 23, 2012 23:13:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Central Islilp, NY
Comments:Just something to think about. I've been scanning my old photos (35mm b&w and color, and 35mm slides) to digital the last couple of months. It'll take some time because in slides alone I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 200,000. Many are from Derry from the 1960s and 70s during my 3 tours there. I also have a lot of old naval scenes from the 60s and 70s. On my 'twilight' tour in London (80-83) followed my civilian tour with NSIC (83-88) I also freelanced as a photojournalist and wrote a monthly column for a Brit sports magazine and had many photos published in the US & UK. I have several 35mm color prints and slides already scanned, but lots more when I finally get to those :-). When I get to them, I'll try and post some of the oldies from Derry here. I also have newer digital photos from my visit there last June. Naval photos I'll be posting on my facebook page. Just a heads up.
April 16, 2012 22:30:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Central Islip, NY
Comments:I just wanted to extend my codolences and heartfelt sympathies to Rick Cavazos and his family on the tragic loss of Brigette. She was a beautiful woman. I'm sorry for your loss, Rick. And I also want to extend my condolences to the families of Buck Barclay and John Davis - both of these men, along with Rick, were very good friends of mine back in the day. I apologize for this late entry but I've been have a few problems here, too, and haven't been checking in as often as I should. Again, my condolences and prayers are with you all.
April 16, 2012 21:38:33 (GMT Time)



Name:"IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}ertlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New York City (now Ocala, fl)
Comments:Wanted to add my wishes to everyone for a happy and holy Easter. For those present and those who have gone on to the house of The Lord, we wish them well and we'll never forget them. I want to take this opportunity to apologize to all I have hurt in words in actions and hope they fogive me too. Especialy an ole salt and dearest friend Smitty who's Chrysler was my traveling "home away from home". I'm sorry mates for my behavior and hope that I can come bk to the fold....God Bless you al....Ippy
April 4, 2012 20:37:24 (GMT Time)



Name:"IPPY" Ippolito
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, fl
Comments:
April 4, 2012 20:26:02 (GMT Time)



Name:liz chatham
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry n. ireland
Comments:so sorry to hear of the passing of Rick Cavazos lovely wife Bridget.Rick i will pray that god will give you strength to get through this sad time.. god bless you...liz chatham.
April 4, 2012 19:31:21 (GMT Time)



Name:liz chatham
Email:isobel.chathan{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry n. ireland
Comments:Have a safe and happy Easter everyone
April 4, 2012 19:20:20 (GMT Time)



Name:JOE PALMER
Email:joecol39{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
SLIGO IRELAND [NOW TRAMORE]
Comments:I well remember my visits with Sligo All Stars to play in your invitational basketball tournaments. I send warm greetings to all base personnel who made our visits so very special
April 4, 2012 18:58:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Daniel ( speedy) Carlin
Email:speedydmc{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry City
Comments:Hi,everyone I worked in the navy exchange in Derry base from oct1968 to 1973.I have posted a notice to locate an old friend of mine I met on the base and would appreciate any help to locate him. Milton Jones(Jonesey)he was in Derry a short while and moved to Newquay in Cornwell England. I hope he is still in good health and would love to hear any news about him. Thank you, fellow alumuni members. God Bless.
March 29, 2012 01:12:14 (GMT Time)



Name:frank mc carron
Email:raz9830{at}yahoo.co.uk
HomePage:http://www.facebook.com/groups/285238848215789/
Where are
you from:
derry city ireland
Comments:here is a page on facebook about Memories of Nelson Street and surrounding areas of the Bogside where friends post old photo's that may interest your members and maybe they could post old photo's that they may have of Nelson Street and the surrounding Bogside area as you'se boys would have had more access to cameras then lol
March 25, 2012 15:49:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Ernest
Email:beach_bums_{at}embarqmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida, USA
Comments:Rick Cavazos, I'm sorry to hear of the passsing of your Beloved Wife. Go to God for mercy. Love you Brother
March 24, 2012 22:06:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Ernest
Email:beach_bumms_{at}embarqmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida
Comments:Friends of Doc Upton. Sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless Him and you.
March 24, 2012 21:58:38 (GMT Time)



Name:El Barstardo Viejo
Email:beach_bums_{at}embarqmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida, USA
Comments:Margaret Palmer of Dunree Gardens Creggan. Not looking to start, just. Happy Birthday 3/23. Lovely as ever was, I'm sure. Right enough just. Himself
March 24, 2012 21:51:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Dwight Ramey
Email:Dwight.ramey{at}rameychevrolet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Sherman Tx and Tucson Az
Comments:I just saw that an old Derry shipmate, Norman "Doe" Upton passed away. His son posted on Facebook that he died Mar 9 in Madison Wisconsin and services Mar 24 in Bowling Green Ky.
March 24, 2012 02:27:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Message for Curtis Cunningham. You were looking for information on RM Roy Cunningham (Derry 63-64). I have a group photo which includes Roy that was taken in Derry in 1964. Contact me via email if you want a copy.
March 19, 2012 16:26:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR FRIENDS AND SHIPMATES A VERY HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY...La Fheile Padraig Frank & Eva Smith
March 17, 2012 19:01:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI
Comments: Here's wishing all our friends and relatives everywhere, a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Dennis & Rosemary
March 17, 2012 11:18:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred Whitehead
Email:alfredwhitehead{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockwood, TN
Comments:So Very sorry to hear of the passing of Rick's wife Bridget and of John Davis. God bless and comfort the families.
March 14, 2012 14:12:31 (GMT Time)



Name:andrew kopiak
Email:kopiakme{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Our Sincere CONDOLENCES To Rick,on the Passin Of His Beloved wife, Bridget also to All His Family,Derry and Usa,Our Thoughts and Prayers are with u, May God give u Strenght at this Sad Time. AJ and Marie Kopiak...
March 9, 2012 02:00:27 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:to rick so sorry on yer loss of yer lovely wife our prayers are with you and yer kids ,i think i speak from all the derry folk who knew her .may she rest in peace ..xxxxxx
March 7, 2012 02:50:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx. ph-956-631-0369
Comments:My esteemed friends and web associates: Yesterday March 02, 2012 I lost the most important thing in my life. My beautiful, beautiful wife Bridget passed away. I don't know how I'm going to handle this and hope I can cope as well as many of you have done in the past. If you can, pls say a wee prayer for her. I'll be forever grateful. She'll be buried at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Tx. They have a nice little section specifically for husbands and wifes, so we'll start our little nest there. Thank you to everyone. Bridget 'n me
March 4, 2012 00:52:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Stan & Sadie Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Ga. & Derry, N.I.
Comments:Rest in peace John. You will be missed.
March 2, 2012 15:02:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Bruce Worth
Email:bwbw{at}tcaexpress,net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hartley, Ia
Comments:R.I.P. John. You will be missed.
March 1, 2012 03:50:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Roger Weimer
Email:irish2in{at}frontier.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Fremont, Indiana
Comments:Was just informed by Marie Coe Daughter to John Davis RM that John passed away around midnight Feb 28-29. He will be greatly missed. Arrangements are not complete as of yet.
March 1, 2012 02:36:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Roger Weimer
Email:irish2in{at}frontier.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Fremont, Indiana
Comments:Was just informed by Marie Coe Daughter to John Davis RM that John passed away around midnight Feb 28-29. He will be greatly missed. Arrangements are not complete as of yet.
March 1, 2012 02:02:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Redmond
Email:BobbyRed{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
I'm from everywhere man, I'm from everywhere
Comments:For Derry Wives: Watch BBC, ITV, UTV, etc. outside the UK via the Internet. Various VPN services circumvent UK restrictions. Watch live TV or catch up on past programming. Search for ADtelly, TellyAbroad or UKtelly and try them out. My personal choice is ADtelly.
February 11, 2012 16:30:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Ray Crossman
Email:bluefish34{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NE Massachusetts
Comments:I just want to confirm Phil's post about hearing aids. I am getting mine in three weeks. I was exposed to the noise from TTY machines in the USN. Talk to your VA PCP about scheduling an apt. with the audiologist. I was told that it will cost me $50 but it is well worth it. Ray
February 2, 2012 14:56:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley D. Rogers, Sr.
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Carla Rogers, my son Conor's wife, just gave birth to their second daughter born in Derry, Northern Ireland. Her name is Sofia Rogers, 7lbs 10ozs with black hair. Will be seeing her this coming Christmas which I will spend in Derry. Stan Rogers
January 30, 2012 23:22:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil "Chief" Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb1{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:All Hands Notice. If any of you are being prescribed Niaspan by your VA Doc, or private Doc, here's a news flash. My private health plan co-payment for a one month supply of Niaspan is $35.00. I can get it from the VA Pharmacy for $9.00/mo. A couple of days ago, I spotted a product in the Pharmacy area (vitamins and supplements passageway) named "Slo Niacin, 500 mg." I called my civilian Doc and discussed with him and he looked it up and found that the formula was virtually the same (only the "carrier" was different) and he told me I could start using Slo Niacin instead of the prescription Niaspan. The cost for 100 tablets of Slo Niacin at WalMart is $12.94. Yesterday, I received my prescription from the VA pharmacy. They sent me the exact same thing, in the Slo Niacin packaging and all, that I can purchase from WalMart. So...from the VA, it's $27.00 for a 90 day supply, and it's $12.95 for a 100 day supply from WalMart. I've called my VA Doc and filled her in
January 19, 2012 13:40:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Manus Doherty
Email:okem{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Lone Moor Rd / Brandywell
Comments:Was a kid in Derry when you guys were there , But i do remember 2 Navy guys that lived on my street i think there names were Milton Hubbard and Matt Egan. I Now live on Long Island NY.
January 10, 2012 16:24:59 (GMT Time)



Name:John Reigle
Email:jdrslu{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Moyock, NC
Comments:May each and every one of you have the best possible Holiday Season. May 2012 also be one of the best year of your life. Regards, John D. Reigle, RMCS(SW), USN, RET, Navcommsta Londonderry Alumni Association President
December 25, 2011 03:27:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:We would like to take this time to wish all our dear friends in both the USA and Ireland: NOLLAIG LHONA AGUS AATHCHLIAIN FE MHAISE Happy Christmas and Happy New Year Frank and Eva Smith
December 22, 2011 20:04:50 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mexico for Winter.
Comments:http://www.derryjournal.com/sport/football/the_ball_boy_who_became_a_city_legend_1_3324131 I am proud to have played on the Yanks United team with Matt Doherty. The Yankee Camp gets a mention here.
December 9, 2011 22:31:32 (GMT Time)



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you from:
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December 9, 2011 14:15:34 (GMT Time)



Name:
Email:
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you from:
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December 9, 2011 14:14:12 (GMT Time)



Name:
Email:
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you from:
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December 9, 2011 14:04:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil "Chief" Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Notice to members. If you're not already registered with the VA for Medical Care, please do so ASAP. You need not have a service connected disability to receive medical care benefits from your local VA medical facility. For many of us who spent time amongst the old mechanical teletypes, and later as crew members on noisy surface vessels or air craft carriers, and/or in air squadrons, high-frequency hearing loss becomes worse as we age. Have your hearing tested at the VA...the co-payment if you have no service connected disability is only $50.00...and if you need hearing aids as I did, they're provided free of charge from there. You'll also receive batteries for life at no charge, and they will be replaced free of charge if you break or lose one. FYI, my civilian HMO cost for the same make and model hearing aids the VA supplied for free would have been $6,000.00 for the pair. That's right Shipmates....Six Thousand Dollars for the pair.
December 5, 2011 21:18:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridge runner, Southern Border
Comments:It is with great sadness that I report the loss of another of our beloved Derry friends, William "Willie" Canning (gateguard). He passed peacefully on October 02, 2011 with family members and friends present. I had the priviledge of being a friend of Willie and his lovely wife Anna since 1966 and visited with them on every trip I made to Ireland. You may remember that in the past I have bragged about Anna making the best cup of tea I ever tasted. She took great care of that wee man and vice versa. They were a lovely couple. As I left his home this past Sep. Willie saluted me and kept his salute up until I saluted back. I believe he was giving me a "wee message". Address is 30 Dungiven Road, Londonderry, N.I.
November 27, 2011 23:40:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Just finished looking at Dennis' 2011 Reunion in Derry photos of our beloved Clooney Base. So sad to see how run down the base is, and the vandalism to most of the buildings. Makes me wish I had never opened the photos so I could remember the Base as it was when I was there in 70 and 71 when the buildings were very well maintained, and the grounds were meticulously kept.
November 25, 2011 19:28:17 (GMT Time)



Name:JOHN D REIGLE
Email:jdrslu{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NC
Comments:May each and every one of you have the most enjoyable Thanksgiving ever!!!!! John D. Reigle, RMCS(SW), USN, RET, Navcommsta Londonderry Alumni Association President
November 24, 2011 06:47:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NYC.
Comments:I wasn't going to introduce the organization to new information afffecting quite a few of our personnel due to the "poor response"" received by certain members of the organization and board; however this one I believe is important as it WILL affect quite a number of our members. On Thursday, Medicare officials announced the new Part B premium rates for 2012 – which were significantly lower across the board than most people had expected. And for the first time in memory, large numbers of seniors will actually see their premiums drop significantly. Most beneficiaries with incomes under $85,000 (or $170,000 for couples) will see a small increase in monthly premiums from $96.40 to $99.90 – an increase of 3.6%. But for some in that category (specifically, those who first became eligible for Medicare in 2010 and 2011) the $99.90 rate will be less than what they paid in 2011. Similarly, beneficiaries with incomes above $85,000 ($170,000 for married couples) will see their
November 5, 2011 11:14:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron (EGGMAN McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Does anyone know the where abouts of Pokie Martin??
October 26, 2011 03:02:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee
Comments:For any of you old communicators who are interested, here's a link to the web site of the Navy Amateur Radio Club. http://www.navyamateurradioclub.org/ Come aboard!
October 17, 2011 20:17:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Border Badlands of Texas, RidgeRunner
Comments:Greetings, Bridget 'n I just got back from 3 wks in that gran wee isle.Marvelous weather, cold, raining, beautiful compared to 110 deg in Tx. Doesn't rain inside Maileys pub!And they have best coal fireplace in town. Saw all the boys, Matt,Thomas, Tony and Eugene the machine.spent some good days at the Village Pub in Rosemount. Ate more baps'n butter than the law allows, not to mention those fish/chip things, not as good without newspaper thou.Visited Willie Cannon the old gate keeper, not doing well, but sprite. His wife a doll, her tea the best, their company magnifique!Kept missing John Griffin and Clem Kunda, they were either at the horses or a diff pub.Got to see 2 DerryCity (CandyStripes) matches, they"re top of the league currently. BJ Tiernan is alive 'n well 'n wears a Packers ballcap! All the best lads.
October 10, 2011 21:41:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee
Comments:Looking for members who are also ham radio operators. Email me at w1plf@arrl.net.
October 6, 2011 14:16:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Just completed my bi-annual visit to Derry. Took my first cousin (retired E-8 Radioman- had a tour at Morroco) with me and we had a great time. Met Ted Malcor and his wife at St. Columbs's Cathedral, they were assisting with the tourist's. My best time was spent with my newest Grandaughter, Mia, who will be four years old on May 16th and is expecting to see her new sister somewhere around 26 January 2012 and my ninth grandchild. Stan Rogers
October 3, 2011 17:55:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Gerald (Jerry) Hansen
Email:usn56to86{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alpena, MI
Comments:Couldn't make the 2011 Derry Reunion but patiently awaiting pics to be posted to the site. Wife Ginger atrended but didn't tke any pics
September 20, 2011 17:39:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Rita Mc Laughlin
Email:Rita Mc Laughlin
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I am looking for a member of the Navy Personnel stationed at the Creevagh Base in 1946 who may have known a Mary Norris. Mary Norris did not live far from the Creevagh Base. Or if there is someone else who would have information could you please contact me, any information would be greatly appreciated.
September 12, 2011 11:18:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Headed to Ireland today for my biannual visit. will be there until 1 October Stan
September 11, 2011 14:53:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Faunce
Email:robertfaunce{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida
Comments:
September 7, 2011 18:19:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Rita Mc Laughlin
Email:rita.mclaughlin{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Is there any sailors that would have known a Mary Norris from late 1945 until late 1946? Any information would be appreciated.
September 4, 2011 14:36:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:To all the folks that attended the NST Reunion that went to the Former beautiful Base at Clooney, what did you thing of that War ZONE, Looks like the aftermath of a movie where the boom hit and there are no people around. Housing torn up and grounds all grown over, I ti a shame it was not used for the people over there. They wnt in a converted all the housing over to 220V and OFCH for the British Military, why did they give or sell the homes to the local people before they got destroyed, or at least offer them to some of us to buy for get away homes (HE HE). Wait until you see the photos some of us are sending in of what is left. Buy now I think they will be pulling the bulldozers onto the base and start tearing them down. I think they help off until after this reunion. My wife, My son ROy Jr who was born there went out to see it later on when they got over, and my wife would not even get out of the car to look, said it was simply a disgrace to the American people who lived ther
August 31, 2011 14:39:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Al & Betty Hess
Email:phess17018{at}charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alabama
Comments:To the family of Cmd. Chester "Chet" Murphy. Please accept our deepest condolences on your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 29, 2011 16:17:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Henderson, NV
Comments:Yeah, I remember those days. Do you remember a Bob Hill. Second class. He was one of the ones that was on the USS Pueblo when it was captured. I remember him as part of the master at arms group and Bon was always trying to play the tough guy. When you mentioned Chief Marcum , it reminded me of that.
August 17, 2011 04:13:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee
Comments:July 1, 1971. Admiral Elmo Zumwalt assumes command as CNO. Z-Grams began flowing within days as I recall. Heady stuff to a young CYN3 in the Comm Center at NCS Londonderry. Remember how they drove some of you Lifers bananas??? What was he doing to your Navy???? Chief Marcum must have had conniption fits not being able to tell everyone to get a whitewall anymore.
August 16, 2011 18:46:17 (GMT Time)



Name:mary a nash
Email:maryannwlls{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:great web page.
August 12, 2011 21:33:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Denise Stewart
Email:neenee22{at}btopenworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Coleraine
Comments:My grandfather was alex stewart who i have been told was head groundsman at the us base in Derry. Just wondering if anyone remembers him or have photos of him. He died on5thNov 1989. My childhood memories are going to 5th July barbeques and e pig cooking over the barb. Smell still brings back such happy memories
August 6, 2011 13:23:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Denise Stewart
Email:neenee22{at}btopenworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Coleraine
Comments:My grandfather was alex stewart who i have been told was head groundsman at the us base in Derry. Just wondering if anyone remembers him or have photos of him. He died on5thNov 1989. My childhood memories are going to 5th July barbeques and e pig cooking over the barb. Smell still brings back such happy memories
August 6, 2011 13:22:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Denise Stewart
Email:neenee22{at}btopenworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Coleraine
Comments:My grandfather was Alex Stewart headgroundsman at the us Base in Derry. I have been told he was the longest serving civilian in a us base not sure if this is in britian or all over. He died on 5th November 1989. Was just wondering if anyone remembers him and if anyone has any photos of him. I recall going to a barbeque as a child with a pig being cooked can still recall the smell which brings back happy childhood memories
August 6, 2011 13:17:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Brozek
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Zion, Il
Comments:For those of you who missed the reunion, here is a great story...Click out of the guestbook and click on the Favorite Links menu, scroll down to Derry/Northern Ireland Newspaper link, click on Derry Journal link and scroll down to "Lifestyle" stories and read the third entry or the one titled "Couple finds love again after 50 years apart". I think you will really like the story. If you missed the reunion, you missed a really good one.
August 2, 2011 18:02:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:sully1944{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Beautiful (and HOT!) Cary, NC
Comments:As you know, our alumni association has sponsored a scholarship program over the past five years for deserving students at Derry's North West Regional College totaling over 5,000 pounds sterling in awards. The 2011 awards were presented at our Derry Reunion Grand Gala Reception at the Tower Hotel in Derry last week. To read the College web site article and view photos from the award's ceremony, click on (or cut and paste) the following link: http://www.nwrc.ac.uk/our_college/news_events/news/display.aspx?NewsID=657
August 1, 2011 16:41:28 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:was just chatting with roy spencer,s daughter on skype , roy had a car crash on his way to giants causeway,slyvia says he,s ok and is in sionmills ,i know he has put his contact no for ireland on the site so if his friends need to contact him ,he is most probably bruised and sore ,speedy recovery roy ,god bless ,,xxxxx
July 30, 2011 03:11:42 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:was just chatting with roy spencer,s daughter on skype , roy had a car accident on his way to giants causeway ,slyiva says he,s ok so i know he has left his ph no for his friends if you want to call him ,he,s not in hospital he is back in sion mills ,,probably bruised and sore ,,speedy recovery roy ,,xxxx
July 30, 2011 03:00:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dumps
Comments:Oh my Lord....our girls lost the final of the World Cup....japan won...fairly and conclusively. In their last 3 games they beat Germany (the favorite) Sweden and the USA. Can't ask for more than that. As for me...I'm in the Dumps...having probs getting over this. Well something magical did happen Sunday....Darren Clarke from our wee Island in the North did win the British Open Golf championship. That is major. Three of the last 6 major tourneys have been won by Northern Ireland golfers. Great stuff.I luv it!!!
July 19, 2011 15:52:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:Leaving tomorrow for Derry, will be there from 18 Jul until 22 Aug, my local phone number will be 07982079843 if anyone wants to get together. Will be staying near Derry, in Donegal. will check into the Tower Hotel if anyone else is going to be around early to see if anyone shows up!!
July 17, 2011 01:32:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, the capitol of South Texas!
Comments:My fellow Americans and Irish counterparts....every four years I ask,"Who Says Americans can't play football"...the answer has always been, well Our Girls Can. I really wish that all of you have heard of what they have been doing during this World Cup. A great and inspiring group of young Americans, doing what Americans want to do best....Win. I hope all of you can tune in Sunday for the final game against Japan....who have indeed been an inpiring group themselves.They are doing their devasted country a great honor.Don't be surprised if they ?????? After all thats what sports are all about. All the best Rick
July 15, 2011 02:29:20 (GMT Time)



Name:avril kinde trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry and Palm Coast.
Comments:So excited to be heading to the reunion soon with Bob and our friends Kitty and Rich. This is a dream that began for Bob and I 49 years ago..In Derry.............our lives went in a different direction..from when we first fell in love...................good lives, but ours was meant to connect again in the future .......Gods Plan for us was to be together...............so we will be in Derry fulfilling that plan.
July 11, 2011 07:09:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Last information insert to be received from me..........it's a good one. Read it all the way through.......
July 9, 2011 17:05:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orig: Nu Yawk City
Comments:Some helpful information............. 2011 VA Benefits Book Now Online 07/06/2011 01:36 PM EDT http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/ One of the most common things I hear from fellow Veterans is “I don’t know what benefits I qualify for.” VA.gov is admittedly clunky and confusing (something we’re looking to fix), and there are many websites that promote bad or inaccurate information about Veterans benefits. It’s no wonder that many folks have questions about what [...] To read this blog entry as well as previous blog posts visit VAntage Point at http://www.blogs.va.gov/.
July 7, 2011 08:49:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
The Southern frontier/badlands of the Rio Grande
Comments:Hello everyone....every four years our football teams participate in the tournament of "the Beautiful Game". For all the diehearts of such...and hopefully all Americans...our Women's team is in Germany as we speak. Ranked #1 in the world, however the host nation is favored to win it. Hope you're watching and supporting. Slan
July 5, 2011 23:48:22 (GMT Time)



Name:avril kinde trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry............Palm Coast Fl.
Comments:Excitement building...............countdown to a new life together. Dreams DO come true!!!!!
July 5, 2011 13:47:43 (GMT Time)



Name:John Reigle
Email:jdrslu{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Moyock, NC
Comments:Greetings All: Here is hoping that each and every one of you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. As we celebrate our nation's birthday let us not forget all of those who made the ultimate sacfrice in defense of our country. I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming Derry reunion. May each of you have a safe flight. Until then, all the best. John D. Reigle, RMCS(SW),USN,RET. Navcommsta Londonderry Alumni Association President
July 3, 2011 23:17:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolidto
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Nu Yawk City
Comments:If the link doesn't come up, type it in ur browser..all of it..... Military Update: New Tricare fees http://www.stripes.com/military-life/military-update-new-tricare-fees-end-to-combat-pay-windfall-voted-1.147278
June 24, 2011 01:35:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hot, Ocala, Florida
Comments:More interesting info: New Pay, TRICARE Proposals The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a proposed package of new pay, health care, and other initiatives this week. Medicare/TRICARE Fix – Last Budget Priority? Stopping a 30% cut in Medicare and TRICARE payments to doctors will require identifying billions in other savings. But Congress is using up those savings options on other priorities. How Will New TRICARE Contract Affect You? The on-again, off-again award of the TRICARE South Region contract is…on again.
June 19, 2011 20:20:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Super Hot Ocala, Florida
Comments:Some new info on COLA's: COLA Climb Continues Inflation climbed 0.5% in May, marking the ninth consecutive month the Consumer Price Index has risen. With four months left in the fiscal year, cumulative inflation stands at 3.4%. If that trend continues, retirees will be in line for a fairly substantial 2012 COLA. Check out the trend for yourself on MOAA's COLA Watch webpage.
June 19, 2011 20:12:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Andy
Email:ww2ni{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://www.ww2ni.webs.com
Where are
you from:
Northern Ireland
Comments:Sir, I have just spent the lash two hours looking through this website which is wonderful! I have a website about Northern Ireland in the Second World war and was particularly interested in your details about that particular period however this is an excellent website. Well done!!
June 16, 2011 19:15:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Jay Greider
Email:greiderj{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockaway Park, NY
Comments:Was in Derry from 7/71 to 6/73
June 14, 2011 21:46:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bronx, Nu Yawk
Comments:SUPER IMPORTANT........ Take Action! Contact Senate Without your action, the Pentagon will have a clear pathway to raise TRICARE fees 13 percent starting 1 October. Military retirees and their families have earned the TRICARE benefit through 20 or more years of arduous uniformed service. What they have earned and what they have been promised should not be first in line for budget cuts when there are so many lower priority programs that should be chopped first. Your Senators can block the Pentagon plan. Write today to stop the Pentagon from making a 13 percent increse in TRICARE Prime fees.
June 12, 2011 17:29:18 (GMT Time)



Name:ed mc bride
Email:edpmcbride1{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry city
Comments:ed mc bride here formley from stanleys walk in derry, have been living here in baltimore md since 1958 with my wife ethna nee cunningham also from derry, i have been doing an irish radio show since 1981 REFLECTIONS OF IRELAND every sunday from 5pm to 7pm also on monday from 4pm to 6pm, www.whfc911.org would like all the derry wans to join me on sunday and monday, i used to be on WTMD on sunday but was cancelled after 21 years, i see you have it mentioned on your web page, so you can remove that now, my phone no is 410 256 1010 if you need any more info. or if you need anything announced on the show, many thanks ed mc bride
June 1, 2011 17:36:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Art IPPY Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Da Bronx, NYC
Comments:Type this into ur browser to see the new changes made by Obama on our senior military leaders..........Obama names military boss
May 30, 2011 18:53:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Da Bronx, Nu Yawk
Comments:Shipmates and gals, this is more like it............Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy. Type that in browser to get to link....../Ipp
May 30, 2011 01:15:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Henderson, NV
Comments:Does anyone remember Steve Wallace? If so, do you know where he went?
May 27, 2011 05:08:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Central Islip, NY
Comments:Yo, folks! Just a heads-up. We'll be arriving in Dublin one week from Sunday for my son's wedding on 4 June. Wedding in Omagh, reception in Strabane, recovery in Derry. Anyone still able to lift a pint or two - give me a shout at my email address before Friday the 27th. I'm not likely to be online after next Fri. night. Looking forward to seeing you old farts still living in the Old Towne!' Jerry
May 21, 2011 03:59:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Henderson, NV
Comments:Just letting everyone know that I have moved from MI to NV. Anyone in my area?
May 11, 2011 18:25:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "" IPPY "" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, FL
Comments:By Rick Maze - Staff writer Tuesday May 10, 2011 15:59:13 EDT A political battle has begun as lawmakers scramble to save a military health insurance program that the Defense Department says is too generous to doctors and retirees.The House Armed Services Committee is poised to do the Pentagon’s bidding.Committee chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., will propose Wednesday that Medicare-eligible military retirees be barred from enrolling in the U.S. Family Health Plan beginning Oct. 1, 2012. This move, requested by the Defense Department, would leave the Tricare insurance option open for active-duty families and for working-age retirees and their families, but prevent new patients from enrolling once they reach age 65. Medicare-eligible retirees already in the plan would not be forced to drop coverage. While McKeon’s committee is expected to approve the Pentagon proposal, it is not clear what might happen when the Senate Armed Services Committee takes up the defense author
May 11, 2011 03:20:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, FL
Comments:This is rather long; but you folks involved with TRICARE should make this a MUST READ !!!!! Tricare, Medicare and Obamacare (PPACA) March 17, 2011 Introduction: Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, MC (Retired) was a member of the USNA Great Class of 62, Plebe year. He unfortunately left the Naval Academy after Plebe year, due to a medical problem. He subsequently graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He then re-joined the Navy as a Navy Physician. His career highlights include CO of Balboa Naval Medical Center, and Surgeon General of the Navy. Let’s welcome Admiral Koenig. Good Afternoon, USNA Alumni, San Diego Chapter. As you may know, I spent 32 years in Navy Medicine. I bilged out of USNA after Plebe year because I failed the hearing test. So I went off to college, then medical school with a 4-F draft card in my pocket. At the beginning of my junior year I got a letter from my draft board re-classifying me 1-Y. That was a special category for physicians who were 4
May 9, 2011 03:07:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, FL
Comments:You folks involved with TRICARE, take a minute to read this stuff....type those links into ur browser line......later..../Ippy House Plan Would Block TRICARE Increase http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/05/house-plan-would-block-tricare-increase/
May 5, 2011 19:57:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cenetral Islip, NY
Comments:Okay - the follow-up :-). My son's wedding has brought together FOUR generations of Keenans. My mother (87) will be there (she just told me today). then there's me and Duane's mother (my son). My daughter Karen's two kids (my grand daughter and grandson). Who can pass up a photo op like that? :-) Then there is my ex-wife's mother (also 87). So the two maatricarchs will be there. Then me and my ex (and that is already proving to be quite an "interesting" situation). Some of you may recall my old girlfriend in Derry - RM3 Kathy Delahanty. Well, she's been Mrs. Keenan for 34 years next month and we have 3 kids. Our oldest, Lindsay, will be with us in Derry. She'll also turn 30 while we're there - and just 5 days after her brother's wedding. Our next one, Kim, will be 26 in August. She's with her boyfriend in NC at Camp Le Jeune - he's a Marine not long back from Afghanistan but she isn't sure they have the monehy for the trip. And then our youngest - John. He turned 19 in Feb. And my two
April 15, 2011 02:57:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Central Islilp, NY
Comments:Well, I won't make the reunion in Derry this year because I'll be there a month earlier. My youngest son from my first marriage to Eileen Murray is getting married on 4 June to a wonderful lady from Omagh. Of course my son, running true to form for Keenan, brought her over for a holiday this past Sep. and proposed to her, on his knees and the whole bit, in front of Tiffany's in Manhattan. The day? 9/11!!! :-) Another NY disaster ;-). The wedding will be in Omah, Bronagh's hometown, reception in Strabane, and we all sober up in Derry. It'll be terrific for another reason - but due to the word limit here, I'll continue in the next post :-).
April 15, 2011 02:17:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, FL
Comments:If you have kin stationed in Europe, or just friends stationed there, pls pass them this info...... Uniform Wear Banned Off Base in Europe March 24, 2011 Stars and Stripes|by John Vandiver --> STUTTGART, Germany -- U.S. troops in Europe are now forbidden to wear their uniforms off post “to the maximum extent possible,” including daily commutes to and from the office, as part of an effort to prevent servicemembers from standing out in a crowd, according to U.S. European Command. The new policy, which comes three weeks after a deadly shooting outside Frankfurt Airport that left two Airmen dead and two badly wounded, takes effect immediately. The EUCOM mandate affects all Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving in the European theater. The rule also takes effect as U.S. forces engage Libya in a high-profile operation being commanded from U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart and could bring added attention to U.S. troops here. “The directive spe
April 7, 2011 11:25:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, Fl
Comments:Interesting info follows....... Release No. 04-01-11 April 4, 2011 DOD to drop Social Security numbers from ID cards By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON -- Beginning June 1, Social Security numbers on military identification cards will begin to disappear, said Air Force Maj. Monica M. Matoush, a Pentagon spokeswoman. The effort is part of a larger plan to protect service members and other DOD identification card holders from identity theft, officials said. Criminals use Social Security numbers to steal identities, allowing them to pillage resources, establish credit or to hijack credit cards, bank accounts or debit cards. Currently, the Social Security number is printed on the back of common access cards, and on the front of cards issued to dependents and retirees. Beginning in June, when current cards expire, they will be replaced with new cards having a DOD identification number replacing the Social Security number, officials s
April 5, 2011 05:51:56 (GMT Time)



Name:William Scudder
Email:wscudder{at}rocketmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Greensboro, Maryland
Comments:Wow!Flashbacks! Have some pictures/info. Will forward when located. Great website. Have enjoyed the memories. ... ..- .- .-.
April 1, 2011 00:23:17 (GMT Time)



Name:William Scudder
Email:wscudder{at}rocketmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Greensboro, Maryland
Comments:Wow!Flashbacks! Have some pictures/info. Will forward when located. Great website. Have enjoyed the memories.
April 1, 2011 00:21:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, FL
Comments: Surprise Appointment Intrudes on TRICARE Fee Debate Senior Defense officials defended their plan to raise TRICARE Prime fees modestly for working-age retirees at a Tuesday hearing of the House armed services subcommittee on military personnel. Next day, representatives of military associations testified. Five of them, including one who spoke on behalf of 13 other groups too, said they could accept what would be the first TRICARE fee increases in 16 years. The same groups could accept annual adjustments to these fees if the inflation index used were the same one used to set retiree cost-of-living raises. Every beneficiary advocate at the hearing, however, rejected the Obama administration's call to adjust retiree TRICARE Prime fees based solely on medical cost inflation. Defense officials haven't picked the particular health cost index they want. But their budget savings assume fees would rise by an average of 6.2 percent a year if tied to medical inflation. At this heari
March 29, 2011 11:18:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, FL
Comments: Subject: Medicare rise could mean no Social Security COLA Medicare rise could mean no Social Security COLA (Its's a Wash) http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/03/medicare-rise-could-mean-no-social-security-cola-0#ixzz1HvcKeUs4
March 29, 2011 11:13:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Christian C Johnson
Email:ccjmodsl{at}embarqmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Port Charlotte, Florida
Comments:My 60-61 RM"A" school Grad class were sent almost entirely to both NCS Morocco and the New NCS Londonderry. If you recognize my name, email me at ccjmodsl@embarqmail.com Christian Johnson RMCS, ret
March 17, 2011 21:49:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI
Comments: Here's wishing all our friends and relatives everywhere,
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Dennis & Rosemary
March 17, 2011 04:17:12 (GMT Time)



Name:MICHAEL FIELDS
Email:norge410{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Comments:TELL ALL HELLO TO ALL WHO SERVED IN DERRY. ELIZABETH AND I SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE AND HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. MY WIFE IS ELIZABETH MCGOWAN AND WE GOT MARRIED IN THURSO SCOTLAND WHILE I WAS STATIONED THERE.
March 11, 2011 22:31:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Victoria With
Email:vwth61201{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Syracuse, NY
Comments:I am going to Ireland to meet my sister Lorraine Thanks to Dennis and Rosa for helping her find us...
March 1, 2011 19:52:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:I miss a good St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl.
February 28, 2011 20:30:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Englund
Email:robertbobbyedmond{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Roanoke VA
Comments:Hi from Comm. Unit 8 (NGB) Bremerhaven Germany 4/55 to 4/57. When we closed down in April 57 did any of our RM's transfer to Londonderry??? Hope to hear from someone..... Later R.Englund
February 24, 2011 00:30:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Gordy Bauschka
Email:digsco1{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
P'Cola Fl
Comments:Dan, I don’t believe I served with your Dad, but from your few, but poignant words, he sounded like a great man, sailor, and family man. I am sorry for you loss.
February 19, 2011 05:06:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Don Thomson
Email:dthomson{at}dynamicind.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bayou Vista Louisiana
Comments:On Tuesday January 18, 2011 LCDR Bruce Thomson USN Ret. completed his duty and reunited with friends, family and shipmates. Dad died at home in Va. Beach with his boots on, as he was performing everyday chores. Dad went suddenly and did not suffer. Dad served his country proudly for 27 years. 1950 through 1977. Including our family's greatest assignment at NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry from 6/70 to 7/72. My brother, sister & I attended the local schools and my mother was active in local charity work. I proudly display Dad's base plaque and giant shillelagh in my home today. Dad and the U.S. Navy gave me a childhood of adventure and a lifetime of memories.
January 29, 2011 14:20:23 (GMT Time)



Name:dON
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:
January 29, 2011 14:01:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Avril Lappin Trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry.................Palm Coast. Fl.
Comments:When the 'past' becomes the 'now'...........it belongs to both of us again.
January 18, 2011 14:39:42 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Happy New Year, one and all! I've never had the ability (due to work constraints over the years) to attend any of the reunions. However, seems most people that do attend were not when I was stationed in Derry (1970-1973), and I have a terrible thing about names anyway. I do have fond memories, but mainly living off base and all the locals, including my landlord and his family, that made all the difference for a single guy. Also, living in the closet didn't help much either. LOL
January 12, 2011 15:05:08 (GMT Time)



Name:LIZ CHATHAM
Email:ISOBEL.CHATHAN{at}BTINTERNET.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
DERRY
Comments:HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU AT THE REUNION IN JULY. GOD BLESS.
January 4, 2011 21:03:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Avril Lappin Trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry of long ago..............
Comments:Lost .......now found!!! Old love becomes new..............It's a wonderful World.
January 2, 2011 18:09:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Pete Gordon
Email:pete.gordon1{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Virginia Beach, VA
Comments:Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that you have a Happy New Year
December 30, 2010 19:07:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Santini
Email:csantini{at}kc.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Overland Park, KS
Comments:HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL Alumni and family. The best for 2011.
December 29, 2010 16:10:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Avril Lappin Trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:What a difference a day makes!!!
December 26, 2010 16:24:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Northern California
Comments:Merry Christmas to all.
December 25, 2010 20:07:28 (GMT Time)



Name:G. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I went out on my sun deck and I spotted a sleigh and 8 raindeer flying over Orlando. St. Nick yelled as he passed over heading up North, "NOLLAIG SHONA DUIT" (MERRY christmas).I would like to wish all my shipmates a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you all in Derry in July. Frank & Eva Smith
December 25, 2010 04:31:42 (GMT Time)



Name:JAMES & ISABEL HOUSDEN
Email:jimoldnavY{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NORFOLK VA
Comments:MERRY XMAS TO ALL
December 24, 2010 20:43:49 (GMT Time)



Name:macker
Email:macker54{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry n ireland
Comments:great photos of old derry thank you
December 24, 2010 15:24:10 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry city
Comments:wishing ye all friends ,family and newbies a very happy xmas and a very healthy and happy new year ,xxxxx just hope all u get what u wish or pray for ,god be with yoiu all ,,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
December 21, 2010 04:57:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Eunice, LA and Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Hey, Ippy, keep on posting. If anyone doesn't care to read your posts they can simply skip over them. I for one do enjoy and hope you continue.
December 20, 2010 14:59:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Eunice, LA and Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Lynn and I wish you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2011.
December 20, 2010 14:52:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Marie Moul
Email:mmoulie{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry ! living in Waldorf MD
Comments:I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Please remember all the departed service men & women who have left us with some great memories. God Bless you all. Merry Christmas cant wait for 2011 in lovely Derry, Marie Moul
December 20, 2010 04:04:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
On the Banks of the Rio Grande...Border running
Comments:To my friend "Ippy": I don't know the background to your comments about quitting your very informative inputs, someone must of said something... but I for one say...don't ever quit doing the good work that only a few seem to want to do for the benefit of all. There're too valuable and many of us have no access or wouldn't know where to find such. Tk you for your help. UR Amigo Rick Cavazos
December 18, 2010 00:59:34 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Stationed in Derry, 1970-1973. Married girl from back home here in Wichita and my first daughter, Sara, was born in Derry and christened there. In 1990, divorced. Even back then I knew my lifestyle but never acted upon it. Lots of my fellow shipmates want the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" revoked! Remember, we stood side-by-side you for years, shipmates, serving our country as much as you!!
December 14, 2010 16:03:46 (GMT Time)



Name:liz chatham
Email:isobel.chatham{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
DERRY
Comments:WISHING ALL OF YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 12, 2010 08:41:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
nyc
Comments:MY COMMENTS : Absolutely the majority of our organization seeks, talks about, and plans reunions, along with the saddest notes of the passing of our shipmates and/or their wives. However, I NEVER see anything that constitudes anything resembling and education on what's coming down the pike or what's being considered down the pike, insofar as military vets. You folks better get involved or we'll lose everything because """""""WE"""""" are waiting for the next guy to speak up. Wake up Londonderry vets....it's your life we're speaking about.....AND....IF ANYONE HAS OBJECTIONS TO THE ARTICLES AND INFORMATION I SUBMIT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION, ALL THEY HAVE TO TELL ME IS TO QUIT ... AND SO BE IT..... LinkedinDiggMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalink. WASHINGTON — Francis Brady enjoys a six-figure salary and generous benefits at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, but as a retired Marine lieutenant colonel he and his family remain on the military’s bountiful lifetime healt
December 11, 2010 22:02:14 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:with sad regrets zack taylor passed away peacefully at his home on the 8th dec he will be buried on sat 11th dec .his address is 1 dunvale close derry rip zack
December 10, 2010 18:31:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orig NYC, now ""SloCala FL"
Comments:An early Christmas wish to all the guys n' gals in our canoe club and their loved ones. Let's remember those that will enjoy Christmas in Heaven and those in harms way..........God love you all..../Ippy http://ak.imgag.com/imgag/product/preview/flash/bws8Shell_fps24.swf?ihost=http://ak.imgag.com/imgag&brandldrPath=/product/full/el/&cardNum=/product/full/ap/3166187/graphic1
December 7, 2010 05:31:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Arthur ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http:// 2nd Transmission of Veteran article
Where are
you from:
Once upon a time: NYC......now: Ocala, FL
Comments:Shipmates: Some of the original msg seems to have been left off; so I am submitting it a second time. Sorry for the inconvenience; but it's worth the time to read it.......Tks again for your patience..../Ippy WARNING TO VETERANS Forwarded by Kevin Secor, VSO Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. http://www.vaservices.org/us/index.html VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. Our Legal Counsel has requested that we coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services. In addition, GC requests that if you have any examples of VAS acts that viol
December 4, 2010 11:49:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Arthur ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orig ""Nu Yawk""...now Ocala, FL
Comments:WARNING TO VETERANS (PLEASE take a minute to read this keeping in mind that there's a multitude of organizations, mostly sinister, who view the military veteran as the number one target for their pension; TRICARE drugs; their strength in numbers associated with various legislation, etc. DO NOT, in any way, fashion or form, offer personal information about yourselves, families, and/or friends to ANYONE you don't know......AND if anyone claims to be from the Gov't, tell him/her to wait a second while you confirm that with a phone call. Thanks mates....God love ya's and yours forever...Ippy) Forwarded by Kevin Secor, VSO Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. http://www.vaservices.org/us/index.html VAS may be gaining access to military pe
December 4, 2010 11:42:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Russ Guidotti
Email:oleskol412{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
I wonder sometimes?...Daytona Beach....
Comments: Hi too all old shipmates(base mates for me). I now have my very own laptop. Yep no kids or wife to share it with. So I would guess I should be checking the site more often. Ending the most painfull year of my life. My Mom died 0040 News Years morning. My childhood buddy who enlisted with me had his 49 year old wife die in her sleep. Heart attack. Then 2 of my friends 1 was like a brother died 10 days apart. Just to complete the first 6 months of the year my wife left. So I say to all my friends, the few left, get a physical and stay in touch. I hope my best friend from Derry, Zack Taylor, can stay strong and beat his sickness. Happy holidays to all.
December 4, 2010 08:55:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala (city of the walking dead) Florida
Comments: http://www.military.com/military-report/debt-panel-eyes-tricare-fee-increases?ESRC=miltrep.nl Debt Panel Eyes TRICARE Fee Increases Week of November 29, 2010 Once again the subject of increasing TRICARE costs has hit the news -- the latest proposal being offered by the bipartisan Debt Reduction Task Force. One of the stated goals of the bipartisan task force is to reduce the cost of military health care by imposing greater cost-sharing on TRICARE beneficiaries. Some retirees could see their TRICARE premiums increase by as much as $2,000 a year. Read more at the Military Advantage blog. Military.com surveys have found that most servicemembers and their families are confused by TRICARE. Get the facts and latest news on TRICARE. Stay tuned it gets worse. The Gov't is hurting bad due to their un-Godly spending habits and now need $$. They can only get it in two places (1) Gov't employees (2) Active duty/retirees draw pensions.......clear now ???..../Ippy ____
December 3, 2010 11:40:31 (GMT Time)



Name:avril kinde trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Wherever you are ..............I rise I fall...................
November 23, 2010 04:09:30 (GMT Time)



Name:christine jones(broms)
Email:derry{at}tampabay.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Some of us who where kids on the base. American and Irish are trying to find each other. Any hints? Living in Fla now. Me and Capt. Mc Keowns daughter are trying. Left the base in '78. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
November 14, 2010 07:14:37 (GMT Time)



Name:christine jones(broms)
Email:derry{at}tampabay.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Some of us who where kids on the base. American and Irish are trying to find each other. Any hints?
November 14, 2010 07:09:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred "B.L." Whitehead
Email:alfredwhitehead{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockwood, TN
Comments:Congrats and thanks to Dennis for posting and Jerry for researching and providing the listing of veterans "bennies" that I/we received in our email today.
November 9, 2010 13:29:03 (GMT Time)



Name:RMC Kelley & wife Pat
Email:xxjekelley{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Massachusetts
Comments:We were living at Ardmore house for awhile and on the base 1968-70...
November 2, 2010 22:05:07 (GMT Time)



Name:avril kinde trenkler
Email:avriltrenkler{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry-now Florida
Comments:Although I never married the young sailor I met while he was serving in Derry 61-63. I have the sweetest memories of a first love, that I cherish to this day. I enjoy your site tremendously.
November 2, 2010 06:00:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Englund
Email:robertbobbyedmond{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Roanoke VA
Comments:Serfing the web and ran into ur Web page. I was station at Comm Unit 8 (NGB) at the USNAB Bremerhaven Ger from 4/55 till we gave the base back to the germans and closed down NGB on 4/57. Didn't a few of the RM's from NGB transfer to Londonderry??????
October 24, 2010 19:41:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Ronald McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, Mi
Comments:I love this website. I just wish I would have taken pictures back in 1970-71. I remember the rum and cokes at the club. Used to be able to rip off the slots. haha Good old days
October 24, 2010 05:18:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN. 38305
Comments:For the information of all hands:: Roy & Maureen depart on Nov 3 -- Nov 23, we will be spending a few days back in the old country. will be celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary in Derry, going to try to have us a lil 44th Wedding session out at the Admore Church if possible on the 15th, if anyone is over during this time can get in touch with us in Strabane 012871383117.. Would love to see some of the locals if ya contact me, I will try to contact the ones I have phone numbers for.. God Bless and Happy Trails!!!
October 24, 2010 01:18:36 (GMT Time)



Name:RickCavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx. Riding the Rio Grande
Comments:I visited with John and Rita Griffin last month as Bridget and I went home again on emergency for the second time in six months. Rita was full of life. great conversations of adventure with people they knew from their Derry, Thurso,other duty stations and family. You'd never know she was suffering so bad. She held her dignity. Our most sincere condolences to John, Ryan and the family. Rick 'n Bridget
October 21, 2010 17:34:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:ford427{at}peoplepc.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Detroit MI
Comments:I was very saddened to hear of Rita Griffin's passing. I knew John, Rita, Ryan, and the Ming family when stationed in Derry and always made it a point to visit with them after John retired when back visiting. Take Care, Dennis
October 17, 2010 16:00:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Suzanne Mc Intyre
Email:grannieof6{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I REALLY enjoyed the pictures which Gene Graeff sent in, it warmed "me" heart to look at them. Thank you So much Suzanne
October 11, 2010 03:29:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Has any one heard from Art Ippolito lately. Have tried to call him and phone disconnected and my email to him keeps coming back undeliverable????
October 4, 2010 03:23:29 (GMT Time)



Name:roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Has anyone heard from Art Ippolitto lately, can't get him via email nor phone, his number says been disconnected and getting email returns!!
October 3, 2010 20:35:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Kim J. Kaminski ETN-3
Email:einstein51k{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Comments:just sending you a e-mail address
September 13, 2010 20:45:38 (GMT Time)



Name:RM1(SW)Mike Larsen USN-RET
Email:navy20retire{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Comments:Served in Derry 1969-71. Worked as Commctr supvr, at Dungiven Transmitter watch supvr, and for RMC Gary Lichty at Air Transportable Communications Unit located over by the hospital. Ran with RMC Gary Lichty, SK1 Gerry Erman, and RM1 Ron Maxwell. Resided at 18 Rosdowney Gardens behing the receiver site. (can I request another tour!?)
August 21, 2010 07:17:03 (GMT Time)



Name:RM1(SW)Mike Larsen USN-RET
Email:navy20retire{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Comments:Served in Derry as Commctr Supvr, Transmitter watch supvr, and with RMC Gary Lichty at Air Transportable Communications Unit, 1969-1971. Resided at 18 Rosdowney Gardens behind the receiver site. Ran with SK1 Gerry Erman, RM1 Ron Maxwell, and RMC Gary Lichty.
August 21, 2010 07:10:42 (GMT Time)



Name:RM1(SW)Mike Larsen USN-RET
Email:navy20retire{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Comments:Served in Derry as Commctr Supvr, Transmitter watch supvr, and with RMC Gary Lichty at Air Transportable Communications Unit, 1969-1971.
August 21, 2010 07:04:27 (GMT Time)



Name:eddie white
Email:sailorboy868{at}ec.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wrightsville Beach NC
Comments:I was in Derry a few year ago & went by the base. Gate was open so I went in.Got caught by the fellow that evidently oversees the place.After talking to him & explaining he left me along to look around. The place has really changed.The Brits did alot of changing around but since its been abandoned its all grown up & in fact looks abandoned.
July 28, 2010 20:19:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne Rousseau
Email:stretch{at}nbtx.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Texas
Comments:How many of you old radiomen got you speed keys in Derry (or elsewhere) and still have them? Mine still sits on the shelf here at home. It hasn't made any noise since 1974. STRETCH
July 3, 2010 12:47:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Santini
Email:csantini{at}kc.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
KANSAS
Comments:Hello Alumni, any member living in the Derry area that can provide job opportunities in telecom. Please email me @ csantini@kc.rr.com. Would like to hear what is available. Looking to relocating back to Derry. thank you Chuck
June 27, 2010 12:17:06 (GMT Time)



Name:margie tesoriero
Email:shantyt{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:yrHEY
June 21, 2010 04:50:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:May I wish all of you friends of mine a very Happy Father's Day. May your day be as great as mine..I am proud of my children, and Proud to be alive to be with them God Bless all of you
June 20, 2010 14:59:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Phillip Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee
Comments:FINALLY....Britain's PM apologizes for Bloody Sunday. Its taken only 38 years. Now, if the Brits would kindly apologize to the citizens of all their former colonial empires, then perhaps they can improve their standing in the world. They can begin their apologies alphabetically.
June 16, 2010 01:46:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Michigan
Comments:Stationed btwn 1970 and 1971. Has anyone have any information on a Rich Bish?
June 13, 2010 21:32:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx
Comments:USA does in those Limeys again. Hey a draw is a win for the U.S. Jerry tried your e-mail, got no delivery....sorri I missed you in Derry. Ginger was at the wake with us, nobody mentioned ur name. Need to have a talk with these people, isn't every day we're in town same time. Try my e-mail pls. URAMIGO
June 13, 2010 03:16:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Hansen
Email:usn56to86{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alpena, MI; Derry City; Camarillo, CA
Comments:Rick Cavasos, I was in Derry in Feb & Mar but didn't run into you altho Ginger and I did visit with Frances. Drop me a line sometime
June 12, 2010 02:11:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Obama River Rider, Western Rio Grande Rv
Comments:Hello Lads, Its on, The World Cup (soccer or football depending on nationality)Our Ireland team was robbed of qualifying by them damn Frogs (french). U.S. plays the English tomorrow for the first time since 1950 when US scored the greatest upset in World Cup history, 1-0. Its the raspberry seed in their wisdom tooth, that has them aching for a rematch. NEway..support your team and we'll talk at the end. Israel Bond Oye, Oye Seven
June 11, 2010 17:21:46 (GMT Time)



Name:isobel cassidy chathan
Email:isobel chathan{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:thanks dennis for putting me back touch with suzanne mc intyre keep up the good work!!!!!!!!
May 22, 2010 21:20:45 (GMT Time)



Name:JERRY TURNER
Email:ggturner{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Baltimore, Maryland
Comments:Loved our time in Derry. Our daughter was born there.
May 10, 2010 18:18:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Webmaster
Email:ford427{at}peoplepc.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Suzanne McIntyre, re your e-mail.
Neither the e-mail address posted below, nor your one on file appear to be working. Kindly send an e-mail directly to me at: ford427@peoplepc.com
indicate in the message your preferred e-mail address and I will then update it.

Regards,
Dennis Kolodziej
USNCSLAA Webmaster
May 3, 2010 12:16:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Suzanne McIntyre
Email:grannie0f6{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I wanted to change my email address as I have'nt had any news from the site (love the site). I was married to Bruce Pearson (rip)
April 30, 2010 05:03:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Suzanne McIntyre
Email:grannie0f6{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I wanted to change my email address as I have'nt had any news from the site (love the site). I was married to Bruce Pearson (rip)
April 30, 2010 05:00:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx
Comments:Eugene (The Machine) Bradley and wife have so many grandkids they can't keep up with them, but he knows the ones that are serious about football and golf. Incidently, Eugene has moved out of his wee hut that he had built on the golf course and is back home due to a knee replacement. Took alot!! We spent some luvly days with my sister-in-law Frances Surko (wife of the late Chief Chick Surko)and their grown children Noreen, Tracy and Nicola. All married, all have babies and kids that Bridget and I love and dote on. I apologize, but I never could tell a story in 1000 characters or less. All the best Rick
April 20, 2010 22:28:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ridge Runner, southern borders area.
Comments:Still delivering the Royal Mail. Remember Jim Logan, base cook (redhead). Met his son who manages the Derry City sports shop opposite Williams St. Great kconversation. Remembers going to the base on July 4th and seeing those pigs-a-roasting. Amazing how many remember those pigs, hear it many times. Went to Derry's St. Patricks parade. Nicely done, many children and schools participate and a very good pipe and drum corp. Not what we see stateside and its still a holy day in Ireland.Of course I visited with "The Boys" who played football with our Navy team. Matt (the Big Breadman) and Ann now have a grandson who keeps them off the streets and out of trouble.Tony (Gator) and Sadie Harkin are considering moving to Manchester cuz their daughter Evonneis expecting their first grandchild, their boys are residing and working there. Thomas(Wommy)and Margo Kearney's daughter Connie has given them a beautiful boy and girl. They're over the moon. Thomas is for sure a "wee old granny". Eugene (the
April 20, 2010 22:16:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Border runner, Rio Grande river
Comments:On the Third day I sprung a surprise and told Jake that whoever drank the first shot also had to eat one of the worms. There were some shocked looks and everyone trying to remember who took the first. Jake knew. Bottle lasted for 5/6 days but the conversation went on. Great stuff. Visited Johnny Griffin, who I had not seen since our 1992 reunion, and his lovely wife Rita, who though being very ill herself, still made us a cup of tea and had great converstion of many friends in Derry and Thurso. Their son Ryan and wife have given them two beautiful grandchildren.Johnny used to fix all the bowling Alleys in Ireland and currently does the same for 5 McDonalds in Derry and nearby. Can you believe 5 McDees? Not to mention KFC"s, Burger King etc. Whodda thunk it! Saw Clem Kunda who went back to the states for retirement (62)and has returned to settle in. Got a new house right behind our base where the white houses were. B.J. Tiernan, who is now more Derry than Derry, still delivering the
April 20, 2010 21:50:21 (GMT Time)



Name:rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx running the banks of the Rio Grande
Comments:Greetings fellow websters. Got back from the land of the green a week or so ago. lUnfortunately this trip was of an emergency nature as one of Bridget's sisters was very ill and eventually passed. Sure many of you have had similar circumstances. Stayed another two weeks, spent quality time with the family and some with a pub owner or two. The weekend befor we wemt I was in Mexico, while in a liquor store I saw the perfect gift for my friend Jake McCool, the best barman at Mailey's Blue Bell Bar. A bottle of that tequila with the worm in it, the real rot-gut stuff. This one was the updated model,it had two worms!They live in the cactus (agave)that tequila is made from. Jake kept it at the barand gave patrons a mini shot glass. Only one. All kinds of comments and reactions. All fun. Could not get over the shock of the worms, not to mention the taste. Hey, this is hard stuff.I made sure they knew that whoever drank the last shot had to east the worm. That caused some concerns. On the Thir
April 20, 2010 21:18:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard J. Olson
Email:pennylarcenee{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Buffalo, New York
Comments:I served in the navy from 1974-1976 as an RM-3. Interested in reconnecting with my mates that served in Londonderry, N.I. during that time.
April 19, 2010 18:05:20 (GMT Time)



Name:M Eaton
Email:brijome{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NC
Comments:Like you all to tune into WHFC911.org every Sun from 5-7PM and Mon from 4-6PM for some great Irish music. DJ is from Derry Ed McBride He does a great show
April 11, 2010 21:25:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Montie Greene
Email:jsgandmrg{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Baldwin City, KS
Comments:I've just gone back through Taps and I recall fondly old shipmates: Doc Bishop, Chief Carlson, Charlie Carpenter, Norm Dunlap, Garyi Heimbigner, Charlie Hudgins, Bill Kent, John Kyle, Master Chief Niess, Chief Patriquin, Tom Porter, Tony Rizzo, Lt Sampson, Chief Scott, Ltjg Taylor(VanKampen), Rod Tenny, Gen Van Kampen, and Ed White. We were all in Derry in the 63-66 timeframe. May they rest in piece. Best Regards, MG
April 9, 2010 00:12:24 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wichita, Kansas
Comments:Stationed in the Comm Center, Section 2, from 1970-1973. Except for a brief time living in the barracks, resided in 3 different Derry addresses (near Bogside, Bond's Hill, and across from Ebrington Barracks above a sweet shop).
March 30, 2010 13:21:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Lorraine Crooks
Email:lorrcro{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Northern Ireland
Comments:I would just like to thank Rosa and Dennis for finding my birth mother and brothers/sisters after 43 years. I am so delighted and hope to meet them in the near future. I couldn,t have done it without you. Thanks again, Lorraine x
March 26, 2010 00:52:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Victoria With
Email:vwth61201{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Albany NY
Comments:Hello- My father was Julian F With. I was given the website by a friend in derry. My dad passed in Dec 89 after a battle with cancer. He went quickly was told in June and passed in December. I was 9 at the time so I don't really remember much about him. I do recall a rendition of the beatles song that he did "I want to hold your Glaaand, I want to hold your glaaaand"...he was crazy from what i recall and i think i got the sense of humor from him. My mother is Josie Hamilton from derry and she is living in the albany area. If anyone as any pics of him or any other stories please share with me! take care
March 23, 2010 00:01:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI
Comments: Here's wishing all our friends and relatives everywhere, a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Dennis & Rosemary
March 17, 2010 06:19:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Ronald McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, Michigan
Comments:Stationed at the commcenter from Jan70-Jul71. Went by nickname "EGGMAN"
March 12, 2010 05:21:01 (GMT Time)



Name:RObert M. Massey
Email:ulster65{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Comments:My father, Lonnie Massey was the FRT 39 & FRT 40 Tech instructor and Field Engineer at stationed in Derry in 60's and early 70's.
March 5, 2010 02:23:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Doug Way
Email:navyway{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://www.radioman.org
Where are
you from:
Flordia
Comments:Served in Londonderry from October 1970 to August 1972 as a Supervisor at the Dungiven Transmitter site and Londonderry Tech Control
March 1, 2010 21:15:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Al Pennise
Email:alfredpennise{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Burlington NJ
Comments:I was there 1963 &1964. Am trying to locate Robert Lehman from Stella St. in Philadelphia, Pa
February 19, 2010 23:28:17 (GMT Time)



Name:howard heusdesn
Email:hrh1941{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
racine wisconsin
Comments:derry from 60 to 62
February 19, 2010 02:35:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Ed Knoll
Email:eknoll1{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Detroit, and N. California
Comments:Don't see a lot in here from 1956 to 1958..........small base then..just starting to grow.
February 18, 2010 20:05:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron "EGGMAN McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, Michigan
Comments:Does anyone know whatever happend to A guy named Ralph Nazzarro? Think he left Derry around 1970. He was Radioman and worked in the commcenter. He was station at the south pole before getting orders to Derry.
February 4, 2010 00:17:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I'm trying to trace parents for a gal. Do u remember a yank from the 60's called thomas walsh or welch? He was going out with a derry girl from the waterside called josie hamilton. xx rosa
February 2, 2010 17:44:58 (GMT Time)



Name:PAUL MC CALLION
Email:MAJMC{at}TALKTALK.NET
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
DERRY CITY IRELAND
Comments:INTERESTING READING ONLY STARTED BUT ENJOYING THE HISTORY OF IT ALL
February 1, 2010 23:10:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Santini
Email:csantini{at}kc.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
kansas
Comments:greetings shipmates. just a short note to say I will be in Derry end of August to the 2nd week of September 2010. Please contact me if your are in derry during this time.
January 30, 2010 21:22:28 (GMT Time)



Name:James campbell
Email:jamescampbell181{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:im intersted in the history of the base as my father worked there i think for 5 years as a bar tender
January 27, 2010 18:29:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Brenda Barber
Email:kortandbrenda{at}mchsi.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Living in IL.
Comments:Hello, my name is Brenda Barber, i'm looking for any old photos of my mother and father. Seems all photos were misplaced after divorce. Leonard Franz and Elizabeth(maiden name)Cassidy. My son is red headed and i heard Franz was also. Would like to see if possible.
January 26, 2010 20:33:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Geraldine Chapman (Stewart)
Email:mgchapman{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Creggan St, Derry City
Comments:Hi to everyone. Living in Richmond Va. Thanks to DerryRosa/Karm I was directed to this site. Brilliant!!
January 24, 2010 21:22:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, Michigan
Comments:Does anyone have any information on the whereabouts of Rich Bish? Been trying to find him for years
January 23, 2010 05:47:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, Michigan
Comments:Stationed in Derry from 1970-1971. Does anyone have any kind of information on the whereabouts of Rich Bish. Been trying to find him for years
January 23, 2010 05:43:53 (GMT Time)



Name:john bender
Email:john_syble{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
va beach va
Comments:good to see of the old faces..in derry 66-67
January 21, 2010 22:47:46 (GMT Time)



Name:john bender
Email:john_syble{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
va beach va
Comments:good to see of the old faces..
January 21, 2010 22:36:48 (GMT Time)



Name:John Fout
Email:John{at}derrycity.com
HomePage:http://http://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-from-Ireland-but-more-importantly-Im-from-Derry/265541880632
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Facebook Page. I'm from Ireland but more importantly I'm from Derry http://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-from-Ireland-but-more-importantly-Im-from-Derry/265541880632
January 20, 2010 14:54:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron McKenzie
Email:rondi16{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, MI
Comments:I was stationed in Londonderry atthe comm center from 1979-1971. I went by the nickname "EGGMAN" If anyone remembers me, send me an Email. Just found this website and it is great.
January 13, 2010 19:07:46 (GMT Time)



Name:john j ryan
Email:johnpryan187{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
co. galway, ireland
Comments:for jim green, dont know if you remember me, your dad was my brother-in-law when i was married to his sister isabel. i can be reached at the above email. great to see anothe familiar name on this site.
January 12, 2010 15:07:40 (GMT Time)



Name:jim green
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:my father worked on benbrada as a rigger from 1966 - 1977 jim green also
January 12, 2010 01:52:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Kim J K aminski ETN-3
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rocky River, Ohio
Comments:Just ran across this site while looking for the patch for the base. Nice to see some fimilar names and pictures. Sure brings back some great memories. Was there 72-73 brought home my 70 Triumph. Have a lot of my own pics from there. My phone # 440-382 1275. Was suprised to see a picture of myself from Dale Gilkey.
January 4, 2010 19:18:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Gordy Bauschka
Email:digsco1{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pensacola Fl
Comments:I see where the USPS is making a stamp to honor Admiral "31 Knot" Arleigh Burke. I was wondering if anyone remembers him coming to NST around '67 ir '68?
January 3, 2010 01:36:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Michael McClellan
Email:ajaxinaspen{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Massachusetts
Comments:I didn't know you guys existed. I guess I didn't have a "need to know." I was stationed at the former USN-24 in Rota, from 1972-1975, and worked as a C.T. Good luck to all of you guys, and Happy New Year.
January 1, 2010 01:30:22 (GMT Time)



Name:BILL JOYNER
Email:FFG1067{at}AOL.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NYNY
Comments:ANYBODY REMEMBER ME DROP ME AN E MAIL
December 25, 2009 09:29:31 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry city
Comments:wishing all my friends and family a very happy xmas and a very healthy n happy new year ..xxxx
December 25, 2009 03:24:05 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry city
Comments:wishing all my friends a merry xmas and a healthy and happy new year ,xxxxxx
December 24, 2009 04:22:15 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:It is that time of the year again. Eva and myself would like to take this time to wish all of our friends and members of the Alumni Association a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. I will also include an Irish blessing with this greeting. 'Se do bheatha a Linbh - Welcome child A rugadh sa 'stabla - Born in a stable 'Sedo bheatha,a Mhuire- Welcome Mary 'Os'tu a M'hathaias- As you are his Mother Deep peace of the quiet earth to you Deep peace of the shinning stars to you Deep peace of the Son of peace to you Deep peace of the heart of Mary to you (Celtic Blessing) G.F. Frank and Eva Smith
December 14, 2009 18:58:49 (GMT Time)



Name:dan frazier
Email:dan.frazier{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
franklin in 46131
Comments:I was there from late 1963 to middle of 1965.
December 2, 2009 01:57:45 (GMT Time)



Name:dan frazier
Email:dan.frazier{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
franklin in 46131
Comments:
December 2, 2009 01:51:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert T. Burney
Email:Burney{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Currently in Kansas City, Missouri.
Comments:I was an RM stationed in Derry between 1975 and 1976.
December 1, 2009 16:17:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:I wish to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Thanksgiving Day, and may you all get as stuffed as I feel I will. My Doctor will be mad at me when I go back to see him after the News Year, but he said that he would expect it he he. God Bless each and everyone of you and may we all meet again soon!!
November 26, 2009 14:29:01 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:john did u see liam hillen was the guy who wrote yer now entering free derry with a hard paint brush and a tin of green paint caker casey was the man who painted it every year ,the book is now out about the bogside ,,
November 26, 2009 03:21:27 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for Winter.
Comments:Reading the "Derry Journal" on the internet, I see Liam Hillen mentioned; he was a civilian employee. He was at the 2003 Reunion. http://www.derryjournal.com/features/A-silent-and-powerful-witness.5826939.jp
November 16, 2009 15:04:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orig NYC; Living in Ocala, FL at present
Comments:Just wanted to thank the vets and their wives, whom are the real strength behind a Navy man, for their service to their country on this Veterans Day, 2009. For those men and women who have gone on to their last duty station, well, we can say "thanks" and "alla best" face to face when the time comes. "IPPY" 11 Nov.2009
November 11, 2009 14:13:53 (GMT Time)



Name:christine
Email:derry{at}tampabay.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:would like to know about the kids of our parents who where stationed there my brothers and I were there when Capt McKeown(sp)? was there. My brothers and me had so many friends there. I hung out with the Xo's daughter Tammy and Capt's kids Sean and Connie? Meisner's kids Kelly and Christi? Chatmans's It would be nice to have a site for us. Us kids had a great time too. Now we're all grown up and middle aged i'm sure we would love to have a site too.
November 8, 2009 06:39:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Chris Paul
Email:cpa71{at}ca.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Downey, Calif.
Comments:To: John Jack King (RM 44-46). I remember Malloys Steak and Eggs and am in touch with one of the daughters, Nellie. Anyone else alive 44-46?
October 29, 2009 01:38:56 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Calgary, Alberta.
Comments:Happy Thanksgiving You All. Canadian Thanksgiving is earlier than US.
October 11, 2009 14:46:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Byron Hodgkins
Email:byronh61{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Concord, NH
Comments:What a great time it was seeing so many turn up for the reunion in Charleston. Certainly hope we continue to have good attendance and more reunions. Also for all you Derrywans, you can listen to Ed McBride from Stanleys Walk now broadcasting from Baltimore, each Sunday from 5PM til 7PM at www.whfc911.org for nice Irish music
October 4, 2009 21:39:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers, Sr.
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Got back from Ireland early last week. Did not do any touring. Went to see my 8th grandchild (girl) and spend time with my son and his wife, Carla McGilloway. Went shopping at both malls uptown, Sainsbury's doing the family shopping. Went to Ness Country Park which is a new park and it was absolutely great, also went to St. Columba's Park on the Waterside and it was also great, both times on family outings that they do almost every weekend. My son works in security at the U.S. Consulate in Belfast but his schedule at the time allowed him to be off for ten of the 18 days I was at his home. Had a great time.
October 4, 2009 14:31:49 (GMT Time)



Name:G. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:Althought I did not get to attend the reunion in Charleston with Eva, we did miss seeing all our friends at the reunion. We will look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in Derry in 2011. G.Frank Smith & Eva Smith
October 1, 2009 03:44:06 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:ohhhhhhhhh to explian the big slabber he was a dog that love to jump up and he did slabber big time ..lol
September 30, 2009 01:18:07 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:aye do i remember that big slabber ,when u lived out in lisahalley i think mrs smythe was yer landlady ,do u remember when brinson got his doberman and u and him july 4th big men showing of the brutes ,lol i took his home in taxi but u kept yer,s by yer side
September 30, 2009 01:12:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert [Bob] Langley
Email:rbl{at}tmsco.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Talladega, al
Comments:Was an RM station in Derry from 11/70-11/71. Found this sight and have read the comments, really has took me back in time. The traveling playing softball, the darts and the night outs. Would love to here from some of the guys that I was station with.
September 25, 2009 19:36:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Detroit MI
Comments:What a time Rosemary and I had at the Reunion! Nice to see all our friends and shipmates. The craic was great!!! We made it back from the Reunion, drove straight thru from Charleston to MI. A two hour parking lot in KY, got home around 4:00 am Mon. Please send me your photos, and I'll start getting them up on the Website. Derry in 2011!!!
September 21, 2009 16:53:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Russell Guidotti
Email:dontfitin7753{at}gmail,com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Daytona Beach...Go Steelers
Comments:At the ripe young age of 19 I was sent to. Derry to start my Radioiman duties. At that time I was fresh off the streets of Pittsburgh and to say the least quite a handfull. Well I didnt know how fortunate I was to have been under the command of Captain Al Ashurst during these very impressionable years. Anyone who was there when Captain Ashurst was in command can testify that the Captains ability to communicate to and get the best out of his personnel was exceptionnal. I for one will be forever indebted to this man for the things he did for me and countless other young men, And the positive lessons he taught us.I think of him often and wish I could see him and let him know face to face. He deserves the hug and affection a father would deserve.Thanks again Captain. You have made a difference in my life. I encourage any of the people that Captain Al Ashurst touched and influenced to let him know. He was truly a 1 in a million Commander and I was honored to serve to the best of my abilitie
September 13, 2009 16:09:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Russell Guidotti
Email:dontfitin7753{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Daytona Beach Fl.
Comments:Someone had asked about the dive instructor for the Derry Dophins dive club. His name was Harry Bonney. I found my log book. I will be taking this and our very colorful patch of the club to the reunion. Also I carry a picture with me at all times of my turest loving friend Shane. He passed away in 1985 after 12 great years for anyone who ever come in contact with him. YEA I have a picture of my dog with me. What can I say he was 1 in a million and I love and miss him as much as ever. OK see ya at the reunion. Cant wait.
September 10, 2009 03:14:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley 'Stan' Rogers
Email:wayn5839"bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Am in Derry staying at my son's house in Bally Arnett Village and seeing my youngest granddaughter for only the second time. She is beautiful and her name is Mia. Will return on the 22nd of September. Stan
September 6, 2009 20:12:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Roger Weimer
Email:irish2in{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:We will be in Derry on 10 Sept staying with Theresa's brother Frankie until the 16th of Sept. then we will be joined by our three daughters and we will celebrate the 100th B'day of her mother Elizabeth Curran, from Creggan Hts. We will be there until sept 22nd Roger & Theresa
September 2, 2009 22:15:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Warren Johnson
Email:wljohnson2{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Coventry, RI
Comments:I served at Navcommsta Londonderry from late 69 thru mid 71. Just found this site and boy has it brought back the memories. Keep up the good work.
August 20, 2009 13:50:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas A. Cerafice
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manalapan, N.J.
Comments:More bad news. I regret to info you of the passing today of my ex-wife Colette(Heaney) Cerafice of Kelso WA. She is the sister of Hariett (Heaney) Smoak. Harietts address is 111 Laural Place, Longview WA. 98632-5519 She lived in Derry at 25 Glenview Ave.
July 31, 2009 03:37:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee
Comments:Boy, does Betty Baker's 67 pix of the Embassy Ballroom bring back great memories of dancing with the lasses, and one good fight because I was mistaken for a Brit soldier on night in 1970. No harm, no foul. They figured out I was a Yank after a blow or two was exhanged.
July 30, 2009 20:03:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:For all you guys out there that are still munching on your real choppers (he he), what kind of dental programs do you have, I have the Tricare dental insurance and I don't feel that it gives us any breaks at all. do any of you have any other plans that are better, that I might look into. Maureen and I pay about $60. per month and it don't seem to cover hardly anything.
July 30, 2009 16:56:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Rob Miller
Email:lz.Miller9018{at}dangerbase.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brookline
Comments:Cool site.
July 29, 2009 05:09:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas A. Cerafice
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manalapan N.J.
Comments:It is with great sadness That I was just informed that Luther "Buddy" Smoak passed away today. He fought a long battle with lung cancer and strokes. I have no other information. He served in Derry from 58-60 as an RM/ET. He live in Washington State.
July 23, 2009 01:43:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas A. Cerafice
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manalapan N.J.
Comments:For those of you who served from 58-60 I have just been informed that Luther (Buddy) Smoak passed away after a long battle with lung cancer and strokes. Remember buddy and his family in your prayers.
July 23, 2009 01:06:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Ojerholm
Email:james{at}ojerholm.com
HomePage:http://www.ojerholm.com
Where are
you from:
San Jose, CA
Comments:Just a note to say hello to all of you upon my belated joining of the alumni.I was an RM in Derry tech control 72-75. There are so many names here I recognize. Most of you I met while stationed in Derry, while others I know from my Thurso/Rota days and even 1 from CNL (Morocco). And there are a couple I know only from working across the o/w from. Sadly, there are also a number who've passed on. Many thanks to Dennis and the others for all their hard work and dedication in bringing this together for the rest of us.
July 21, 2009 19:36:29 (GMT Time)



Name:John Whitlock (RM3)
Email:jwhit969{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson MS / hometown Wichita KS
Comments:Stationed in Derry 1970-1973. The best of all sites to have been stationed. Eventually became a CTA, but my heart belongs to all the guys I worked with in Derry, USS Mount Whitney, and some I came in contact at COMNAVSECGRU Washington DC. Would like to hear from others who lived off base, like I did, and remembered all the local haunts. Regards, John.
July 17, 2009 19:21:22 (GMT Time)



Name:RM1(SW)Michael Larsen USN-RET
Email:navy20retire{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Arizona
Comments:Served at Londonderry from Nov 1969 to July of 1971. Dungiven watch supervisor, Communications Center watch supervisor, and ATCU with RMC Gary Lichty/CWO4 Gary Lichty USN-RET. Closest friends: SK1 Gerry Erman, RMC Gary Lichty. Favorite pub: Johnny Quigley's. Lived at 18 Rossdowney Gardens, and in the barracks. Worked under LT. Butrovich at Dungiven, and under LCDR Koneval at Clooney. Best duty station in 20 years! SK1 Gerry Erman/SKCS Gerry Erman and I live in the same little town in Arizona, My friend, and former Division Officer, CWO4 Gary Lichty USN-RET stay in contact, and see each other on occasion. All the best! Great site! BZ's MIKE
July 11, 2009 05:05:32 (GMT Time)



Name:murrough mc elhinney
Email:murroughmcelhinney{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
from dungiven co derry now living in new york
Comments:hi iam trying to get in touch with anyone who worked with my father william james mc elhinney on the base in dungiven from 1968 until it closed in 1977. he was a rigger. he is alive and well and would love to hear from the navy guys he worked with. he told me all their names but like a fool i didnt write them down except for one i remember matt egan who i think lives in pa. he was the last civilian my father that is working on the base in dungiven and was given the flag by the chief officer when it was taken down for the last time, something he has always held in high regards. so heres my question does anybody know anybody who served in dungiven from 1968 to 1977 and how to get in touch with them.
July 10, 2009 00:21:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Russell Guidotti
Email:dontfitin7753{at}gmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orig.Pittsburgh Now Daytona Beach Fl.
Comments:Reservations made and I'm rett ta go. Can't wait to see old friends. My main man Zack Taylor said he is going to try and be their.That would just be phenominal. I can't wait to see him and all my other mates from Navcomsta Derry. It be great if Swiggums, McGrail, Feron,McKelvey and all the guys from 1972 thru 1976 could be there.Well,we'll just have to see in September. Just to neat. See ya in Charleston with a big old smile and my beautiful wife smiling right along with me.
July 9, 2009 06:04:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Russell Guidottidontfitin7753@gmail.com
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orig.Pittsburgh Now Daytona Beach Fl.
Comments:Reservations made and I'm rett ta go. Can't wait to see old friends. My main man Zack Taylor said he is going to try and be their.That would just be phenominal. I can't wait to see him and all my other mates from Navcomsta Derry. It be great if Swiggums, McGrail, Feron,McKelvey and all the guys from 1972 thru 1976 could be there.Well,we'll just have to see in September. Just to neat. See ya in Charleston with a big old smile and my beautiful wife smiling right along with me.
July 9, 2009 03:28:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley D Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Hi, most of you do not remember me but just to let you know will take my bi- yearly/yearly visit to Derry this year to visit my ex and my son. Have a granddaughter now, Mia. Will be there from 1 September to 22 September. Rogers/sdr
July 7, 2009 14:39:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne Martin RMC USN(RET)
Email:wmarti01{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
St. Charles, Missouri
Comments:In Derry 74-77, married to Karen (still) - had two sons and a daughter - retired from Navy, McDonnell Douglas, IBM, Boeing... still pretty active in various sports (mostly old people stuff)...
June 29, 2009 02:03:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx
Comments:Bridget and I returned from Derry on the 8th. As usual everything was gran on the Emerald Isle, however on the last week of May there were three consecutive days of record weather temperatures of 24c and 25c. Unheard of heat and sun. Everyone was down to almost their skin as the locals were soaking the rays. The young ladies were dressed to the nines in their best summer attire, somebody needs to open a base here, quick! Preferrably the Navy. Incidently, pint of beer 2 pounds sixty in Derry...Across the border, 4 pounds eighty or 5 Euros a pint. Everything pricey, just like here, except double. Cheers, cu in S.C. Rick
June 21, 2009 17:42:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Gordon Patterson
Email:reggaepatterson{at}tiscali.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:looking for Greg(ory) Ward, believed to be stationed in Derry between 73-76. popular with the ladies,then made a swift exit if you get my drift.would have been an acquaintance of Marilyn Gallagher.
June 9, 2009 10:18:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Denny McMahon
Email:denny_mcmahon{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Please remember the crew of the USS Liberty today, (42 years) Lost 34 great Sailors on June 8th 1967.
June 8, 2009 19:28:30 (GMT Time)



Name:RM1 MICHAEL FIELDS
Email:norge410{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Comments:JUST BACK FROM VISITING DERRY AND HAD A GREAT TIME. WENT PAST THE BASE IN DERRY, IT IS LOCKED UP AND NO ONE IS ON THE PROPERTY. WE HAD A GREAT TWO WEEKS VISITING DERRY.
June 7, 2009 21:44:54 (GMT Time)



Name:John Rannells
Email:eqjonran{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mishawaka, IN
Comments:Was amazed to find website. Was at NST from 1/62 6/64. What a great time. I wish I remembered more.
May 31, 2009 23:41:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Reiss
Email:Robertr014{at}AOL>COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
CT
Comments:I tried to respond to a post from Janet Newland on Pg 42 of the old guest book but my Email was returned.
May 28, 2009 01:10:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Shawn Smith
Email:shawninfl{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bradenton, FL
Comments:I have a plaque from NCS Londonderry circa 1969 that was given to my dad when he left. Typical wood shield with plaster "seal". I have no use for it and thought perhaps somebody else would like to have it.
May 25, 2009 03:32:02 (GMT Time)



Name:dennis
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:test
May 19, 2009 23:15:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert {Bob} Reiss
Email:Robertr014{at}AOL.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Connecticut
Comments:Served @ Derry 43-44 as MMIC, worked at Shop 5 for Stanley {Ski} Sienko, lived at Springtown.
May 19, 2009 00:48:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Jones
Email:kent.jones{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hillsboro
Comments:I started a FaceBook Group site for Derry. Just search for USNAVCOMMSTA Londonderry N.I.
May 15, 2009 16:50:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Gregory Harris
Email:gregharris{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Atlanta Ga
Comments:I was in Derry 1974 thru 1975-I worked in the rcvr site with Guidotti.
May 13, 2009 03:07:48 (GMT Time)



Name:norma c. gentry
Email:gentrem{at}aol.coom
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kentucky
Comments:We were at the nav com sta from 1962-1965. Would love to hear from old friends who were there
May 4, 2009 02:16:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Russ Guidotti
Email:None at the moment
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pittsburgh PA Go Steelers
Comments:Hi to all. I'm in Daytona Beach Fl.Don't have a E mail address as of yet. Been without a computer for 5 years. Can be reached at 386-871-7922.Would love to hear from any of the old gang.I plan on being in Charleston in Sep.Thanks to Rick Cavasous for remembering and calling me. Again Rick you were a great instructror at Bainbridge and a great shipmate in Derry. Thanks Rick.Looking forward to hearing and seeing old friends again.Zack Taylor, Hank Spear, Jack Mcgrail, Steve Swiggums, Steve Feron, and Bo Campbell.
May 1, 2009 22:14:05 (GMT Time)



Name:TOM MCFERRON FORMER RM2
Email:tommcferrron{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
FREDERICTOWN MISSOURI
Comments:I WAS STATIONED AT THE LAULAULEI TRANSMITTER STATION IN HAWAII 65-67 I WISH WE HAD A WEB SITE LIKE YOU LONDONDERRY VETS HAVE I REALLY MISS THEM GUYS
April 19, 2009 21:41:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Running the Banks of the Rio Grande
Comments:FYI...Had a great phone-con with Russ Guidotti today....he was one of my ex-students at A-school and then at Derry for a while. Super guy! Wishes to hear from some of his old buds....has no PC att.... but phone is 386-871-7922 and home address is: POB2702, Daytona Beach,Florida 32115. FYI#2...it is that time of the year again...Bridget and I will be in Derry 18 May to 8 June. Maybe I'll run into that big country man....Spencer...and blow the frost off a few. Cheers......Rick
April 14, 2009 00:07:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Petty
Email:bpetty1{at}tampabay.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I JUST FOUND THE WEBSITE AND THOUGHT I'D WRITE. MY MY DAD WAS THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE BASE IN THE EARLY 1960S, CDR. ROBERT PETTY. IF THIS IS OF INTEREST, I'D LIKE TO TALK FURTHER. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. I WENT TO FOYLE COLLEGE FOR 2 YEARS, AND HAD A GREAT TIME WHILE THERE. THANKS, BOB PETTY.
April 13, 2009 00:47:20 (GMT Time)



Name:carolyn gentry
Email:gentrem{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bowling Green, KY
Comments:my husband and I were stationed at the navcomsta from 1963-1965. our son, chuck was born there. would love to connect with former friends.
April 4, 2009 17:08:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:Placed this on last week but did not see it show up!! for the information of all hands, Now hear this!! Maureen and I will depart on May 25 for Ireland, we will be there until 12 June. We will be staying up in Strabane, anyone who is going to be in the neighborhood, give me a call or send me email, I will give you a contact number for there. I have a cell phone I use when I am in the area. so you can get in touch with my direct. Hope to meet up with someone for a few laughs. any of the local memebers reading this, Would like to see you guys as well.
April 3, 2009 13:16:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx. protecting the banks of the Rio Grande.
Comments:I am expressing condolences for/from the 69-70 NCS base basketball team to the family/friends of Ronnie Bush (as the team called him). I know every member would feel a great loss of this teammate and friend. What a great young guy this was....he was tall, blond , a magnificent smile....too handsome to be fair to the rest of us for sure. But best of all (FROM A TEAM PERSPECTIVE) "he had a great "Jump Shot" from anywhere in the interior to 18-20 feet out. I can still hear the "swish" of the net as his soft shots went through and his strut back to defense. We had a great bunch of guys on that team, and though some trnsferred in/out during these years, they were still part of the same team: I remember a few: along with Ronnie was Lance Cramer,Bob Littin, Kenny Doerfler, Jeff...who checked in with Ronnie but I can never remember his last name,Marvelous Marvin Murray, Sean O'Connor, Harry Pangburn, Lenny Lenardson,John Moore, etc. I hope a few more will sign in. Tk you Ms A.J. Kopiak for bri
April 2, 2009 10:44:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Marie(bradley)KOPIAK
Email:Kopiakme{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry, now livin in VA,
Comments:So shocked and Sad, to hear of the passin in 2005,of Ron Bush,always thought someday we would get together again, for an Oul chat, he will be missed, by all that knew him, even after all these years. May He Rest In Peace.. My condolense also to his Family.
April 2, 2009 00:39:18 (GMT Time)



Name:jim brown
Email:jwbguns
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
west virginia
Comments:my dad samuel h brown was in the navy. i found a tee shirt that had LONDONDERRY NORTHERN IRELAND NOB. it was in a trunk with a newspaper dated 1949, about the time he returned home.i found this site and just wanted to say hello in honor of my dad
March 28, 2009 13:22:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Santini
Email:csantini{at}kc.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
OVERLAND PARK, KS
Comments:Glad to find the site, I was stationed in Derry from 75-77, Married to Derry Girl " Maria Cullen"(34-yrs) still in contact with family in Derry will be relocating there during retirement. hope to hear from anyone I served with.
March 20, 2009 17:13:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Norman "Doe" Upton,RMC, Ret., USN
Email:chiefdeeu{at}fewpb.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ky, presently Frankfort
Comments:Love to check into the site now and then keeping up with alot of ole shipmates. Stationed Derry 63-63 and 69-71. Any shipmates with spare minutes, would love to hear from you.
March 17, 2009 12:37:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:ford427{at}peoplepc.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:The "official" announcement with detailed information on the 2009 Reunion in Charleston has just been e-mailed to the membership. If you have questions or did not receive the e-mail, please contact me. Regards, Dennis
February 8, 2009 23:09:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred "B.L." Whitehead
Email:alfredwhitehead{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockwood, TN
Comments:Well, I guess that's what I get for "anticipating the command". When I go to the guest book to check my reunion information question, the one immediately below it has that very information. Dang! I hate it when that happens. Sorry.
February 8, 2009 19:12:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred "B.L." Whitehead
Email:alfredwhitehead{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockwood, TN
Comments:Is there any info yet concerning the Charleston, SC reunion? Guesstimates for the dates?
February 8, 2009 19:10:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Beautiful, but COLD, Cary, North Carolina
Comments:I'd like to share the latest Reunion 2009 information I just received via phone from Dennis Kolodziej. Navcommsta Londonderry, Northern Ireland Reunion. September 17-20, 2009. Charleston, SC. Hotel Information: Holiday Inn Charleston-Mount Pleasant, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd (Hwy 17), Mount Pleasant, SC, Phone: 1-800-972-2513 or 1-843-884-6000 (Front Desk).
February 6, 2009 15:56:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred Whitehead
Email:alfredwhitehead{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rockwood, TN
Comments:I have just received information that Mike Musser passed away in his sleep Monday January 26 2009. The funeral was Friday January 30 2009. Mike was a best friend and a fellow biker during my 2nd tour at Derry. His ex wife Phyllis passed this information to me.
February 2, 2009 20:24:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chief-sectionb{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Looking for Yanks living in Derry to share their experiences and opinions of the free universal health care there. Please email me direct with your response.
January 28, 2009 18:26:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippoliyo
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, Florida
Comments:I too, along with Paul Cafasso, want to voice the sadness I feel in hearing of the passing of ETCM M. Niess. One great guy; a "white hat's Chief"; and one heck of a third baseman on the CPO softball team. Rest in peace dear friend.....it was our pleasure to know you and we'll see each other again at our last duty station. I guess the good Lord needed a great ET !!!!!! ""IPPY""
January 20, 2009 22:30:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul Cafasso
Email:pcaf{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Redding, CT
Comments:It is with great sadness that I report that Master Chief Martin Niess, ET 63 - 66, passed away on Sunday. His daughter called me last night with the news. Here is the info: January 22, 2009 @ 11:00 AM Stuhr's Funeral Home 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843-881-9283 Memorials may be made to BETH ELOHIM TEMPLE 90 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401
January 20, 2009 14:45:44 (GMT Time)



Name:ann kelly nee toland
Email:annsarahkelly{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:worked as civilian in supply office 1973 to 1977 doing payroll for civilians would like to hear from anyone who remembers me...live in canary islands now
January 10, 2009 03:13:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx.
Comments:I only know it's a new year cause the English Premier League (EPL) completed it first session. Here's what...Man. U won the Club World CUP last week and Are sitting third in the EPL....Surly all you WEBSters are United fans. The American women footballers won Olympic Gold again, with their two top players out, even.Beat Brazil, Germany and all. I told you our American girls could play that "soccerball"...as for the men...uuuggh. SOS. Derry City are sitting third in the Eircom. I'll be happy when the EPL starts again and I hope you're happy thru-out 2009...Rick
January 1, 2009 07:09:16 (GMT Time)



Name:rick cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx.
Comments:I only know its a New Year cause the English Premier League (EPL) has completed its first session. Here's what... Man. United won the Club World Cup last week and is sitting third in the league....surly all of you WEBSters must be United fans.The U.S. women footballers won Olympic Gold again....with their two top players out with injuries...beat Brazil, Germany and all. Told you them American women could play that there soccerball.....as for our men..uugggh. SOS. Derry City is sitting third in the Eircom league. I'll be happy when the EPL restarts and hope your happy thru-out 2009...Rick
January 1, 2009 06:52:48 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I would like to wish all of the members of the Alumni Associoation a very Happy New Year. If you are planning to attend a New Years Eve function, please don't drink and drive. If you are having a New Years Eve function, pleased do not let your guests drink and drive. Call them a Taxi or insist they have a designated drive for their trip home. G.F. Frank & Eva Smith
December 31, 2008 04:25:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Greeting from a cold and wet Tennessee, and may your days be Merry and Bright whereever you are. This is Christmas Eve, so I hope you have all your candles lite and all you shopping done. This time of year everyone is so busy shopping for Christmas that they really forget the true meaning of C H R I S T M A S. I hope we will all remember the true meaning and just wish everyone a Happy Day and Happy upocoming New Year. Looking forward to getting back together with all again soon. Love ya all; from Roy & Maureen
December 24, 2008 13:52:48 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I would like at this time to ask that you all remember our servicemen and our servicewomen around the world and keep them in your prayers. I would also like to send you all a Christmas Greeting. It would be appropriate to say it in Gaelic. 'Se do bheatha a Linbh (Welcome child) A rugadh sa 'stabla (born in a stable) 'Sedo bheatha, a Mhuire (Welcome Mary) 'Os 'tu a M'hathair (as you are his Mother) Nollaig Lhona (Happy Christmas) agus (and) Athbhliain Fe Mhaise (Happy New year) G.F. Frank and Eva Smith, Orlando, Florida. Past President, NCS Alumni Association
December 18, 2008 18:51:46 (GMT Time)



Name:JAMES HOUSDEN
Email:jimoldnavy{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NORFOLK, VA
Comments:MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
December 18, 2008 15:30:39 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Puerto Vallarta Mexico. For Winter.
Comments:Greetings Karen Howe and Don. Yes I read about Liam Hillen in Derry Journal. The item was written by Eamon McCann, still a fine journalist. I met Liam at the 2003 reunion in Derry.
December 12, 2008 16:47:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Karen Howe (Ltjg Donald Howe
Email:golfhowe{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Seattle, Washington
Comments:Did everyone see the article on Liam Hillen in the Derry Journal? Good on him!
December 11, 2008 03:38:35 (GMT Time)



Name:alvin brownstein
Email:bearlyal1{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Nashville,Tn
Comments:I was the EMC Manager 68-70. The best tour of duty in my 26 years in the USN
November 29, 2008 17:29:47 (GMT Time)



Name:G. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I would like to wish all the members of the Alumni Association a very Happy Thanksgiving.I would also ask that you keep our Servicemen and women serving around the world in your prayers on this Holiday Season. G.Frank Smith Past President Alumni Association
November 25, 2008 23:23:29 (GMT Time)



Name:M
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:
November 4, 2008 14:40:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Marie Moul
Email:mmoul{at}gosps.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry City! Waldorf Maryland
Comments:Great Site
November 3, 2008 14:35:36 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Victoria, BC. Canada (temporary)
Comments:http://www.sundayjournal.ie/eamonn-mccann/Setting-the-39free-Derry39-record.4612105.jp Liam in this link worked at NavCommSta.
October 24, 2008 16:50:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Michael R. Ellis
Email:mrellis1{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas, NV
Comments:Visited NST twice while I was stationed at Thurso (1975-1977). I recognize many names in the members lists. /// MRE
October 4, 2008 03:42:40 (GMT Time)



Name:colleen (MCKEOWN)
Email:bifovi{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
hawaii now in wva
Comments:looking for those kids that grew up on base 76-77; my brother, Shawn and I were kids of Captain tom mckeown. we would love anyone who remembers to send us an email. aloha and we sooo remember the good times and the fun trouble we got into!!!
September 29, 2008 20:01:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Just returned from Derry. Grandaughter Mia was christened in Creggan Chapel. Derry weather was as usual for this time of year, rain and more rain. Had one weekend (6th & 7th Sep) without rain. Otherwise had a great time seeing my son back from Afghanistan for the last time and visiting friends. Stan
September 21, 2008 13:20:36 (GMT Time)



Name:patrick monaghan
Email:patrick monaghan{at}live.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
waterside derry now new york
Comments:doesanyone remember the royce family stationed in derry,early sixties.my late mother moya monaghan,nee bonner was godmother to their children
August 29, 2008 02:07:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Comments:Well, I will be on my way to Derry tomorrow morning to see my grand daughter christened. This is my 8th grandchild and the first to be born in Ireland. Stan
August 27, 2008 01:24:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Art ""IPPY"" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, Florida
Comments:Just wanted to let you folks know that I'm half way thru RMCS Mike Ellis' book "Nea Makri (NCS Greece) and believe me it'sa winner. I really recommend it to all of you. Tons of RM talk which you'll enjoy as much as I am.........God Bless and stay safe.../Ippy
August 20, 2008 18:54:35 (GMT Time)



Name:JAMES HOUSDEN
Email:jimoldnavy{at}verizon.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NORFOLK, VA.
Comments:DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE WHERE MY OLD FRIENDS JOHN & PAT CALOPIETRO ARE.
August 17, 2008 12:17:12 (GMT Time)



Name:John Fout
Email:john{at}derrycity.com
HomePage:http://www.derrycity.com
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Hi all my father was station in Derry in the 60’s & 70’s I moved back to Ireland 7 years ago to work for a cable TV company and on my website which is finally up and running www.derrycity.com please take a look Thanks John Fout
August 16, 2008 09:08:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Glick
Email:tglick{at}homesnj4u.com
HomePage:http://insidefirstrealty.com
Where are
you from:
New Jersey
Comments:Great site.....will try to provide some info.....stationed in Derry 1962 thru 1964.....talk 2 u later.....really cannot Charlie Carpenter but my sincere condolences 2 the family.....
August 10, 2008 19:37:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Glick
Email:tglick{at}homesnj4u.com
HomePage:http://insidefirstrealty.com
Where are
you from:
New Jersey
Comments:Great site.....will try to provide some info.....stationed in Derry 1962 thru 1964.....talk 2 u later.....
August 10, 2008 19:35:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:It is with great sadness I report the passing of my dear friend and our fellow Navcommsta Londonderry Alumnus, Charles 'Charlie Echo' Carpenter (RM, 1962 to 1965), on Friday, August 8, 2008. Charlie retired from the Navy as a Chief Radioman, with over 25 years of service to his country. He will be missed greatly by all his friends. Messages of condolences may be sent to his wife, June, and family at: 5 Japonica Drive, Lititz, PA 17543.
August 9, 2008 06:05:24 (GMT Time)



Name:gordon f grimm
Email:cherrio.1{at}netzero.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
mancelona michigan
Comments:i grew up on that base during the seventys till close,still looking for a christine meissener whos dad was stationed there also
August 9, 2008 03:41:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:My good friend and fellow shipmate, Charles 'Charlie Echo' Carpenter (RM, served at Derry 1962 to 1965) could use your prayers and good thoughts after being diagnosed with an insidious and aggressive form of cancer. The prognosis is not good. If you'd like to send Charlie a "Thinking of You" card, his home address is: 5 Japonica Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. His Derry Bride, June, can be reached at 717-625-1024.
August 1, 2008 17:31:59 (GMT Time)



Name:james housden
Email:jimoldnavy{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
norfolk va
Comments:DERRY HAS CHANGED MUCH SINCE I LEFT IN JULY 1969. GO TO, MICROSOFT VIRTUAL EARTH, TO VIEW THE BASE AND DERRY. NO GO GO.
July 28, 2008 01:29:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Arthur 'Art' Saraphis
Email:artsaraphis{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Durham, NC
Comments:I have a Memorial photo DVD of our deceased shipmate and friend, Barney Westphal (RM, 58-63), who passed away December 15, 2007. It was shown during his memorial service. If anyone would like a copy of it, please e-mail me, along with your postal mailing address. I'll send you a copy. No charge. Arthur 'Art' Saraphis (SK, 61-62).
July 27, 2008 17:22:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Len Kafer
Email:pstaggl{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:DERRY MINI REUNION INFO: Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, 3900 Atlantic Ave, V.B., Va 23451, Ph 1-757-428-1711, web site: www.vboceanfrontnorth.com : Name of event for hotel is DERRY REUNION, mention it for the special rate which is avail thurs-thurs, 09/18-25/08 Rate is $79.00/day plus any taxes. You must make your reservations directly with the hotel. Rates are for reservations through 17 Aug 08. Hospitality room for Sun, 21 Sept til 1300 hrs on Thurs, 25 Sept. Cost is $15.00 per person. Sunday night buffet reception, Cash bar, 1800-2400 hrs. Cost is $41.00 per person. Wednesday night from 1800-2400 hrs, farewell event with an Italian buffet, Cash bar, Cost is $50.00 per person. All of the above charges are payable to Len Kafer no later than 13 Sept, as firm head counts must be given to the hotel. No exceptions. If questions, contact us @ pstaggl@yahoo.com and ALSO COPY lpkafer@yahoo.com SEE WEB SITE "UPDATES SECTION" for more information.
July 23, 2008 13:44:43 (GMT Time)



Name:eugene mc geehan
Email:eugene22{at}btopenworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:I worked in the buse for a while under John fegan and my nrother in law Frank Kelly worked there till the close in 1977. we had a special friend Lt Ken Shearer who was ther in 60s 70s???? would love to get info on him.
July 13, 2008 18:57:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Sam Kafer
Email:cissako{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
ill But live n Philippines now
Comments:Saw this while sufing and ran across a Name Kafer Len Just wondering if related. I served 73/03 retired as a Master Chief MS. Contact me when ever just use the e-mail.
July 8, 2008 08:03:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Shawn Smith
Email:shawninfl{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
San Diego
Comments:we made a trade for some movies. Got to see through the periscope and saw the reactor core. Big things for a kid my age then (8 or 9). Thanks to all involved in this website and I'd also like to add that I think the children of those that are alumni should be allowed to join.
June 29, 2008 01:04:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Shawn Smith
Email:shawninfl{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
San Diego
Comments:We had no idea these pictures existed and they just became a part of our photo album. I'd like to thank Capt Ward for sharing those. They are very special. I'd also like to know if anybody can recall an Irish girl across from the main gate that went by the name of Alison. Blue eyes and blonde hair. I went to school with her and I knew her and her brother quite well and would love to hear from them. I believe they lived in the second house west of the main gate. She would be about 48 now. I used to sneak around the main gatehouse all the time to go visit with her and her brother. No idea why I thought I had to sneak. Anybody have pictures of Clooney Park and those TALL slides? (Dad almost killed himself sliding down one. He got the bright idea to bring wax paper with him to sit on. Went off the end of the slide like a bullet!) You might remember that my dad had something to do with the base movies. I distinctly recall we went to a British sub in River Foyle one day were w
June 29, 2008 01:03:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Shawn Smith
Email:shawninfl{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
San Diego
Comments:Some time back I found this website and I'm very happy that I did. My father was Lawrence "Larry" Smith, SH2 and my mother was Doloris "Dee" Smith. Dad was the EM Club Manager from 1967-69. I come back from time to time to have a look at the pictures and reminisce. I love seeing how Derry looked back then. I have so many wonderful memories of it. What a joy it was to see Capt. Wards pictures of the 1967 Halloween party and see myself and my sister in them. I was the Mummy swaddled up in white bandages. My sister is the one in the blue and white Miss Muffet outfit with the white cap. I even saw myself in a few other pictures blowing up balloons. We both won the contest for best costume for our age group (thats why you see us going around the pole in a circle, for judging). I can recall winning a cake at the 4th of July event on a cakewalk and lo and behold, there is one picture of Capt Ward's of a cakewalk. (It's the one with the pieces of white cardboard squares on the grou
June 29, 2008 01:00:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Len & Paula Kafer
Email:pstaggl{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:MINI REUNION IN VIRGINIA BEACH 2008: Paula and I are still in Paris. My work has me traveling a very heavy schedule internationally, so I do not really have the time to go to Charleston to arrange something there. Sorry about that, perhaps another year. I am negotiating with the HOLIDAY INN, SUN-SPREE in Virginia Beach where we have been before. We are looking at ETA 21 Sept 08 and ETD 25 Sept 08 (Sun-Thurs). As soon as I know the room rates and the charges for the hospitality room, Sunday night welcome reception, and Wednesday night buffet, I will let you all know. However, in order to do this the best way with the hotel, I need to know by the end of this weekend how many people will attend each function. Please feel free to pass the word to any and all, makes no difference when they were in Derry. The MINI originally started for those serving in Derry in the late 50's, but has expanded. Any and all are welcome. Please do respond by no later than the end of the day Sunday this week.
June 28, 2008 05:31:37 (GMT Time)



Name:howard heusdesn
Email:hrh1941{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
wisconsin
Comments:just like to let everyone know that I have moved to the philippines and I have a new e-mail address i can live here on my pension take care everyone
June 19, 2008 13:33:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Garland Drake
Email:alingap{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
San Jose, Ca
Comments:To my surprise, I found this out from my wife. Never new there was a US Naval base in Ireland. Let alone in N.Ireland. I am a Navy veteran 1977-1983 living & working in the Republic of Ireland. Warm Regards, Garland Drake
June 13, 2008 07:29:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Martin
Email:Porger{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pennsylvania
Comments:I served in Derry from May 1971 to November 1972. Viewing the photo slugged "Change of Command," I recognize the officer on the far left in the front row (slim guy, an ensign at the time), as Drew Ranier, then of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Hope this helps. All the best, Bob
June 10, 2008 13:29:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx.
Comments:Got back yesterday after 3 weeks of absolutely great weather in Derry. 14C avg with full sun....except for one day. I'll gladly pay Continental extra for that kinda stuff and even if the Guiness' which costs more than fuel. I was told I had brought the good weather with me....and I told I was taking it back too. Was up in Rosemount (Village Pub) when we got the word on Sonny D. (another good guy away) who had lived a couple doors away.Ran into Ray Philson (cook and proclaimed "Mountain-Man) and Ned Fagan (long time civilian supvr) for some big time reminiscing! These guys remember everybody (gasp). Got my fair share of football...Derry City doing super in the Eircom and Man-U winning EPL and CL. Priceless stuff. Our old friends Matt Doherty, Tony Harkin,Thomas Kearney, Eugene Bradley send regards to USN FC.75-77. Chick Surko's daughter Nicola had a baby girl and his granddau Carrie had a girl during our stay....and got word on Stan Rodgers g-dau being born recently....all girls...Wow.
June 5, 2008 17:02:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Doire
Email:Doire70{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Doire
Comments:John Sonny Deeney was buried today, may he rest in peace,
May 23, 2008 18:14:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley "Stan" Rogers Sr
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Just saw the comment about Mike Duddy. My son will return from Afghanistan in August to Italy then to Derry to see his daughter for the first time. Her name is also Mia. I will be there in September for her christening.
May 23, 2008 12:36:48 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Comments:Part #3. Mike Duddy is visiting Derry/Donegal and viewing the haunts of his childhood with his wife Sumie and two children, Mia and Ringo. He knows the location of the Yankee Camp and will drive past to have a look. Mike was pictured in the Modulator in 1970.
May 22, 2008 21:28:30 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Comments:Interesting story. Part #1. 1969 Chief "Greek" Borekas and wife came to visit me and (ex) Brigid at Ballyspallen, Ballykelly. We sat in the living-room, looking out at the darkness and noticed tail-lights cartwheeling as a Mini crashed and came over the hedge into the neighbour's field. The Chief and I went to investigate and found four teens with broken bones and much spattered blood. We put them in the Chief's huge Suburban and took off to Roe Valley Hospital. Part #2. 16th. March 1970, Brigid and I were driving from Belfast with three month old son Mike. My unreliable Vauxhall failed coming past Dungiven. A taxi driver took us home and refused to accept payment. He explained that his daughter was one of the teens mentioned in Part #1. Small World.
May 20, 2008 05:50:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Art (IPPY) Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, Fl
Comments:A few weeks ago Chuck Horton, RM2 who served in Derry had a moderate stroke. He's in therapy exercising his left side which took the brunt of the attack. His email handle is cspanola@webtv.net and he'd luv to hear from any of you folks who remembers him. It sure gets lonely in a hospital room..believe me. Thanks mates...../Ipp
May 19, 2008 14:56:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:I remember Jim Mathews, I think he was the guy that bought that old Jag XKE, but he could never get it to run all the time. Hope he got it running and it will run forever for him now. If this is the same guys someone please let me know. Have often wondered what happen to him and now we know the rest of the story. God Speed you Jim and may the Winds be always at your back
May 13, 2008 13:39:05 (GMT Time)



Name:John Duddy
Email:jduddy{at}telusplanet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Comments:I neglected this guest-book for six months; we were renting in Mexico, no TV, no internet, no phone. Great to see the new photographs provided by Capt. Ward. I recognized some old friends and regret some have passed on. I am still very interested in US activities and welcome email. I wish you'all the best.
May 6, 2008 22:26:13 (GMT Time)



Name:THOMAS A. CERAFICE
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
The tax capital of America: N.J.
Comments:Reference the Bronze coins, I bought one. it is now my lucky coin, I play texas hold-um twice a week, and that coin is in my pocket, I win every week. So they are lucky coins. LOL.
May 5, 2008 17:08:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Ann Flowerdew
Email:ann.flowerdew{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I hope you can help me find my dad who was based in Derry in 1962. I've tried for years to find him but don't know how to go about it properly. Mum didn't know much about him, but he does know of my existance. His name is Raymond Junior McNaulty. Can you please help me to find out more about him? Note: information like current contact information, or what state he was originally from, or even how old he was in 1962 would be very helpful.
May 4, 2008 13:04:30 (GMT Time)



Name:jim mckee
Email:dixieoutfitters{at}knology.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
west point ga
Comments:has anyone heard from jack gemelke,if you do ask him to contact me thanks
April 30, 2008 13:33:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:Looking for the NST guy that was married to Ann Trainor, Tom & Gwen's daughter. I know your divorced but don't know if you stil got contact with her or not. Tom & Gwen were like a family to me and would lide to get in touch with Ann if possible. she may be able to help me get in touch with some other old frioend there her mom and da were like family to me and Jim harris
April 30, 2008 13:20:24 (GMT Time)



Name:H.T. (Tom) Orr
Email:Htorr{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Placentia CA
Comments:I was a civilian tech rep and worked in Derry two times. In 1958 and 1959 -- just a couple of months each time. Still have a soft spot in my heart for Derry.
April 16, 2008 18:21:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:I heard the following from member Byron Hodgkins regarding the next "Mini-Reunion" being organized by member Len Kafer (and his lovely wife, Paula) for the group of sailors who were stationed in Derry during the late 1950's and early 1960's (they always invite ALL members who might wish to join them in the fun, and they do know how to throw a great party!) Len and Paula will be back in the good old USA at the end of June and will be checking out possible hotel sites in Charleston, South Carolina for this mini-reunion, looking for sometime in September of this year. So, keep that month free of any conflicts! All the best, Sully.
April 10, 2008 15:33:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Some time ago there was a message left in the guestbook from a person looking for information on Roy Cunningham, a RM in Derry 1963-1964. I recently found a photo taken of a group of RM's at the 1964 July 4th picnic and I believe that Roy is one of the guys in the photo. Contact me if you were the person looking for information on Cunningham.
April 3, 2008 04:47:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI USA
Comments:Here's wishing all our friends and family in Derry and Maghera, a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Dennis & Rosemary
March 17, 2008 04:02:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas McGavigan
Email:mcgavs{at}ntlworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry - On the Banks of the Foyle
Comments:For Jim, I congratulate you on a Great Site. I hope it continues to grow from strength to strength, as I see it has been doing to date. Firstly I have to say that I have been visiting the site for some time and never signed the guest book until feeling impelled to leave a few words of condolences for an Alumni member & fellow associate who has recently departed on the 15th March 2008, being **ROSS WARDLOW** I had always intended to leave a message on the site but never got around to it before, until now,which I wish I could have done under happier circumstances. I fully intend to evoke a bit of banter on the subject of the FORGOTTEN HERO'S....of the day....and an **Absolute Must Have Requirement** for any good socialising Couple..... who are in other words............... Married With Children................ YES YOU'VE GOT IT !! The Babysitters!! I for my part, can proudly claim that distinction, and feel honoured to have been of some small service,although Im sure Ive heard i
March 17, 2008 03:34:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas McGavigan
Email:mcgavs{at}ntlworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry - On the Banks of the Foyle
Comments:It is with both great saddness and complete shock on hearing of the untimely passing yesterday 15th March 2008 of ROSS WARDLOW "Good Old Boy" a member of your Alumni Association, and a former fellow musician, of who I feel richer to have known, and who will be sadly missed by all in the music fraternity who have had the priviledge of knowing him. I first met Ross in the latter part of the 70's, shortly after he finished his Tour of Duty at the Clooney base, when he, like so many others before him, met and married a local girl, and then took the decisive decision of not going back to the States but opting to stay in Derry after their T.O.D. I, for my part, can only express my own opinions, which Im sure, are the shared opinions of all who either met or knew Ross and that is............. He was both A Gentleman.... A Scholar in the way he conducted himself and the overall impression he left within the local entertainment scene,being as always a credit to both his Country, Wife & Fa
March 17, 2008 01:28:21 (GMT Time)



Name:
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:Remember Ed "Turk" Derderian? He was an ET2 at the Derry base back in the 1963-1965 era. Here's his contact information: E-mail: ed9@aol.com
March 15, 2008 15:59:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Rod Miller
Email:rpmtvc15{at}flash.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Los Angeles, Ca.
Comments:Spent two great years @ Navcommsta Derry. 1970 - 1972. Does anyone have any info on Rich Bish. Lost contact after he left Derry
March 9, 2008 22:17:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Raymond Babbitt IV
Email:rbabbitt{at}2020Hindsight.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Morristown, NJ
Comments:I am the son of Ray Babbitt, conceived in Derry, around late january 1962. Mom came back to the states and Dad stayed until tour complete then back to Norfolk. Thanks to a web search on an artist friend of theirs, Jim Gola, who wrote back and provided this link. Dad will be interested to see all the photos and Mom might just have a few to add. They talk about the prople they knew and have many fond memories of Derry and hopefully a return one day soon. Thank you for this site and good health, safe travels to all. Best regards Ray Babbitt Son of a Derry Radioman & Sailor.
March 8, 2008 19:20:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Here is a stie that I have sent to quite a few others that some of you may be interested in viewing. http://www.propertynews.com/property-map.php?p=PNC207940
March 4, 2008 16:16:26 (GMT Time)



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Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:
March 4, 2008 00:13:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Merle Wagner
Email:merlewagner{at}roadrunner.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
West Ossipee, NH
Comments:Was Tech Rep for Navcom HQ and visited Londonderry in 64 to resolve comm issues and train personnel on FRR60 maintenance. I stayed a month or so there.
February 24, 2008 16:46:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert "Dale" Foster
Email:dfoster{at}watsonquality.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mississippi
Comments:I served in Londonderry, June 1969-Jan 1971..was ordered to USS Holland, Rota,Spain....another tough tour of duty!! I was a CYN, later turned RM at E-5 in Rota. I worked in the Admin office most of the time in Derry...some of you might remember me handing you gas tickets(picture coming soon.Anyway I am bringing my 21 yr old son to Londenderry in July this year for a vacation..a little ironic..I turned 21 in Londonderry!! Does anyone know if VOQ or shouild I say VEQ accomendations are available? Any other recommendations from some of you who married one of those lovely Irish women and are familiar with the local could recommend a place to base. we plan on touring with a hired car and ferrying to Scotland..just a bummin around.
February 12, 2008 21:12:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert "Dale" Foster
Email:dfoster{at}watsonquality.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mississippi
Comments:I served in Londonderry, June 1969-Jan 1971..was ordered to USS Holland, Rota,Spain....another tough tour of duty!! I was a CYN, later turned RM at E-5 in Rota. I worked in the Admin office most of the time in Derry...some of you might remember me handing you gas tickets(picture coming soon.Anyway I am bringing my 21 yr old son to Londenderry in July this year for a vacation..a little ironic..I turned 21 in Londonderry!! Does anyone know if VOQ or shouild I say VEQ accomendations are available? Any other recommendations from some of you who married one of those lovely Irish women and are familiar with the local could recommend a place to base. we plan on touring with a hired car and ferrying to Scotland..just a bummin around.
February 12, 2008 20:55:36 (GMT Time)



Name:CHARLE'S WILSON HORTON JR.
Email:lire607cs{at}dallasmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California mostly-father was an RM in Londonderry Northern Ireland
Comments:Looking for any word more than a trickle from my father whom I know monitors this website.
February 9, 2008 04:55:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Gordy Bauschka
Email:digsco1{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://members.cox.net/derrynst/
Where are
you from:
Pensacola, Fl
Comments:I know that many of us Yanks married Derry Girls while stationed there. And many of those lovely young Derry Gals probably worked for a while prior to marrying one of us Yanks. What many may not know is, that they may be eligible for a UK pension. Mine did and now she gets her own wee pension every four weeks. It’s enough to fill the car up 4 or 5 times a month. The place to start is here: http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/ Gordy
January 30, 2008 19:31:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Thom Yea 67/69
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:While standing watches on base, part of the job was to transport Bridget to her home in Derry. Wish was always a pleasure to do. As we rode she would be describing different areas we would be passing. She was an extraordinary person. May she rest forever in Peace
January 30, 2008 15:28:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Continuing because I ran out of room....On my last day in Derry, I stopped by the Operator's Room and gave a a hearty Bravo Zulu. For most of us she was the closest thing we had to a "house mother" we ever had in Derry. She was the best. Would someone still living in Derry please copy this post and give to her husband, Arthur. I want him to know how much I appreciated what Bridget did for all of us.
January 28, 2008 21:16:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:It is with deep regret that I read of the passing of Bridget Badham, our Base Operator. When I was in Derry (70-71), I worked in the Base Admin office around the corner from the Operator's room & often dropped in on Bridget just to chat. She was truly an amazing woman who was always cheerful and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Back when the base phones had no dial, I discovered that you could reach another number on base by rapidly tapping the receiver hook, counting the number of taps for the number you wished to ring. For example, if you wanted ext. 214, you could tap 2 times quickly, then pause and tap 1 time, then pause and tap four times rapidly, and your call would go through. I phoned Bridget about it and told her she could ignore the rapidly flapping doors on the switchboard for my extension as I was calling another number so as she would not have to bother connecting me. We had quite a laugh at that, and my system worked great. On my last day in
January 28, 2008 21:12:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Cerafice 58-61
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New Jersey
Comments:I would like to extend my sympathies to the family of Bridget Badham. I will always remember her. Even though see was blind, she could see better than most of us. Rest in peace, Bridget.
January 28, 2008 21:08:45 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:briget badham was the blind lady who operated the phones on the base and i have seen guys saying on this site she never lost a link up , i know she was not known personally by many but she was one smart lady ,her blindness was never a disability to her ,may she rest in peace
January 27, 2008 03:41:36 (GMT Time)



Name:bob mcglothin
Email:bigmac978{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
indiana
Comments:i transfered to derry june 67 before 6 day war only got to stay 3 weeks as dispersing clerk, but got bump out by a dk 3 from morroco, and was sent to cincnaveur london. was only 18 at the time, but boy what a time i had. came up from rosy roads, and was on the lake champlain before. thanks bob mcglothin virginia beach, va.
January 23, 2008 00:50:40 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:death notice from the derry journal today bridget badham beloved wife of arthur died peacefully at altnagalvin hospital on the 20th jan will be buried from her home 21a linsfort drive derry tomorrow , rip
January 22, 2008 18:24:51 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:death notice from the derry journal today ,bridget badham beloved wife of arthur died peacefully at altnagalvin hospital on the 20th jan will be buried tomorrow from her home 21a linsfort drive derry rip
January 22, 2008 18:16:16 (GMT Time)



Name:john j ryan
Email:johnpryan187{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
co. galway, ireland
Comments:stationed at ncs derry oct 72 to jun 76 was member of the 1975 base soccer team that traveled to england to play raf mildenhall and high wycombe high school. married to isabel green (creggan) (now my ex).
January 19, 2008 00:56:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Willie Deery
Email:williamdeery{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry N.Ireland
Comments:great site.. love to hear from anyone who was stationed in SPRINGTOWN CAMP Derry during the War
January 3, 2008 17:56:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Willie Deery
Email:williamdeery{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry City, Northern Ireland
Comments:I wonder can you help me? I'm writing a local book about Springtown Camp, Derry City, Northern Ireland. I was wondering if any members of this Alumni Association who were stationed in the U.S. Navy Springtown Base during World War II would kindly contact me and share their memories of the Springtown base. It would be greatly appreciated. Contact me at the above e-mail address. Many Thanks! Kind Regards, Willie Deery, Derry, NI.
January 3, 2008 17:03:16 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:On this very Holy and Sacred day of the year,I would like to take this time to wish all the Association members and their familys a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been both a good year and bad for us all. Sadly we have lost some very dear shipmates. May God be with them and their familys. On the bright side, their is still hope for enduring world peace. In light of that we must all remember our many service men and women throught the world that will be away from their familys on this most special day.God Bless them all.So to all of you and yours,a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. G.F. Frank & Eva Smith
December 24, 2007 22:58:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Trent Williams
Email:trentondorothy{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pensacola, Florida
Comments:I read with interest the message from Richard Cavasos about letting the children of members become members of the association. I made a motion to that effect during the meeting in Derry. I ron't recall it coming to a vote. I don't know why. Maybe other things were more important. I would still like to see children and grandchildren be allowed to become members.
December 22, 2007 15:31:23 (GMT Time)



Name:arthur ippy ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, florida
Comments:While here in NYC, I recvd the saddest of notices that we lost one of our dearest friends; Barney. I recall so well that we used to kid each other if and when he slid into second base I would wipe him out on a good throw. God how I miss him. He was so gentle, kind, and always smiling and wanted so much to be ""The Navy Man""..well Barn, you were...no doubt about it. God bless you and Margaret on this journey that God has chosen for you. We will never forget you...I won't cause you played so deep in left field when I was at bat...as I did you. God bless your soul my friend. You'll always be with us....../Ippy
December 19, 2007 01:09:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Phillip M Wade
Email:pmw357{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
LOUISVILLE, ky
Comments:it IS INDEED SAD NEWS OF THE PASSING OF OUR FRIEND Barney. MY SINCERE CONDOLANCE TO Margaret and her family. Barney has completed his tour. Those of up still on watch will surely miss him. Phil and Barbara
December 18, 2007 16:47:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx.
Comments:Big Barney is the "the ultimate good guy". I met him a bit later than most...he was a Chief ( a good one too) and along with Sr. Chief John Fout (same kinda guy) we were all instructors or administrators at Bainbridge, Md. RM"A" school 1970-73. I was second class and received my mentorship (Navy and life) from these two super guys, that still has an influence on me today. Both of their wives/kids and mine were also very close. Condolences to Margaret who did a magnificent job caring for and loving Barney and Barney's children Greg, Jeff and Jeselle from Bridget and I. A thoughtful and sad day for me. Rick
December 18, 2007 15:12:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert "Bob" Maloney
Email:usnret1972{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
West Harwich, Cape Cod, Ma. 02671
Comments:Today, I, as many did, received the word of our Shipmate Barney Westphal's passing. I went to Derry in June 1963 and spent 3 years of fantastic duty there. The first man that I met was Barney and he greeted me with that glowing smile and "ready to help" attitude. He was a fine man and a true friend. This is a sad time for me as I am also thinking of the passing just a short time ago of Shipmate "Gene Van Kampen. Talk about two dynamic personalties and friends. My sincere condolences go out to Margaret and the family. "Strong winds and following seas", Barney. With sincere regards, Bob Maloney
December 18, 2007 03:26:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert "Bob" Maloney
Email:usnret1972{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
West Harwich, Cape Cod, Ma. 02671
Comments:If anyone out there could advise me on how I may communicate with Len Kafer, kindly advise. I sadly received notice of Shipmate Barney Westphal's passing this evening. Best regards to all, Bob Maloney
December 18, 2007 03:15:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Byron A. Hodgkins
Email:byronh61{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Concord, NH
Comments:We have lost one of the greatest RM's that Derry ever had, and I count myself amongst those who knew and loved Barney. To Margaret and her family you have our deepest sympathy. Sadly, Byron and "Frankie"
December 17, 2007 17:03:46 (GMT Time)



Name:George Ramsden
Email:Ramsden2{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hershey Pa
Comments:
December 17, 2007 16:31:28 (GMT Time)



Name:george ramden
Email:Ramsden2{at}comcast.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
hershey, Pa
Comments:
December 17, 2007 16:23:46 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:Art Seraphis provided the following info about services for Barney. His viewing will be from 6-8 PM with services at 8 PM at the Mountain City, Tenn funeral home. His interiment will be at 2 PM at the Mountain City cemetery with full military honors. For those wishing to send flowers, the Cozy Corner Florist in Mountain City, tel. Nr. 423-727-5080. If you wish to attend, the AmeriCourt Motel offers a bereavement rate of $56.19. Tel nr. 423-727-7311. The funeral home nr for info about the funeral is 423-727-9700 or general info tel. nr. 423-727-4409. That is all the info I have about Barney. Gold Bless Barney, Margaret and his family. G.F. Frank Smith
December 17, 2007 04:55:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas & Geraldine Cerafice
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New Jersey
Comments:It is with a very sad heart that I write this. I enjoyed three years of duty with Barnie, I will always remember him as a young sailor, having a blast in Derry. To his wife, Margaret, my family send our deep regret. God bless you and God bless Barnie.
December 16, 2007 23:09:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Charlie Typhair
Email:chazman{at}tds.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Edwards,NY
Comments:We have lost a good friend and sailer,, I hope the lord has as much fun with you as we did.. So sorry Margaret
December 16, 2007 21:19:34 (GMT Time)



Name:karm murphy
Email:murphymafia{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
creggan est Derry
Comments:hi i would like to hear rom nyone who remembers me ,i love looking at the site,i was at the reunion 07,with my friend rosa mallatt ,we had a great time thank you ,,,karm
December 16, 2007 12:01:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Tank
Email:leemar2{at}verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MD
Comments:Barney old friend you will be missed. Tank
December 16, 2007 11:02:38 (GMT Time)



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Email:
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you from:
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December 16, 2007 10:58:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Margaret Westphal
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tennessee
Comments:
December 16, 2007 06:18:38 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:It is with great saddnesss that I inform the members of the Alumni Association that our shipmate and very dear friend Barney Westphal has passed on. He died Saturday morning, 16 Dec 2007. He is to be buried on Tuesday, 19 Dec 2007. I do not know the full details of the arrangements, but will pass on anything that I can find out to the rest of the members.All of our prayers go to Barney and his dear wife Margaret on this very sad occasion. God Bless them both.
December 15, 2007 22:07:46 (GMT Time)



Name:richard cavazos
Email:rcav0518{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Fort Hood, Texas (U.S. Army)
Comments:What a great site..What about the kids of service members? remember we were there too.
December 15, 2007 19:39:14 (GMT Time)



Name:rick cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx.
Comments:Well Bobby Fitzpatrick was and is still everything that has been said, same could be said about Billy, but Bobby was the star. First memory of him was 1967, Bridget and I had just moved into base housing, 32A next to Baushka and Maureen at 32B. I had a horrible cold and Bridget said "go see Bobby Fitzpatrick at the club and tellem to make you an Irish hot whiskey". What's that? Just go! Got my first one served and Gobish and Dean Ellis, Funk, Bolesic and others were shooting darts (slow night) and asked what the heck was that you're drinking? Hot Whiskey! wanna taste? Before long most of the group was drinking the same. I got home late and knocked, wife opened the door, said "you're full". How many hot whiskeys did you have. Ten! was the answer. And how's you're cold? What cold?? You just know Bobby cured a few boys in his day. Rick
December 14, 2007 17:02:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Morris "Pete" Peterson
Email:jopetek145{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Douglass Ks. 312 E. 1st St 67039
Comments:I have retired after spending 33 years in Law Enforcement, most of which was spent with the Kansas Highway Patrol. I am a member and just spent an enjoyable 3 hours combing the web site for memories.I found lots of them including the patch that I still have. It is the white one with green trim and was designed by Jose Cartegena. Anyone ever here where he is at now?
December 12, 2007 21:25:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Art "IPPY" Ippolito
Email:ippy01{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ocala, Florida
Comments:I just recvd the sad email from Margaret re: Barney; and I'm sure we all ask God to grant Margaret courage and strength to carry on should the end come, and ask God to have mercy on the soul of one of the nicest, most friendly and down to earth person we'll ever meet. God love them both. /Ippy
December 12, 2007 15:07:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://www.collinsvacationrentals.com/catalog.cfm?propcode=PARAPOINT
Where are
you from:
Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Lynn and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year! Of the two Christmas Seasons I spent away from home during my tour of duty, being in Londonderry was the most special because of the hospitality of the Irish people, the friendships we sailors shared, and Chief Raffeld and the galley crew's special decorations and meals.
December 11, 2007 17:14:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Judy Goguen
Email:jgoguen{at}tampabay.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Zephyrhills, FL
Comments:What a surprise to see this website. My husband Al and I were stationed there 65-67. He was an RM and I worked in the Admin Office. Especially enjoyed the photos.
December 1, 2007 03:36:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Agnas Fitzpatrick
Email:lafitz{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
part 2
Comments:Sadly a lot of the Alumni members have since passed away . Bobby was indeed very proud of his American Citizenship and his passport which he inherited from his late father Leo Fitzpatrick who was born 1904 in Hoboken New Jersey U.S.A. The Fitzpatrick family ancestry date back four generations into the early 1800s in the United States of America . Agnes Fitzpatrick would like to thank all the members and hopefully we will meet at the next Navcommsta Alumni Association reunion . God Bless . read part 1 below first
November 28, 2007 23:39:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Agnas Fitzpatrick
Email:lafitz{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
20 thorndale ballyarnette derry northern ireland
Comments:ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Of the late Bobby Fitzpatrick who died on the 26th October 2007 R.I.P To his fellow members Navcommsta Alumni Association Londonderry and United States of America . The wife of the late Bobby Fitzpatrick 20 Thorndale Ballyarnette Derry wish to thank most sincerely all fellow members in Lononderry and across the United States for their sincere condolences to me and my family on the sudden passing of Bobby . I know it was a shock to you all as it was to us . We met up with so many of you at the 2003 and 2007 reunion in the City Hotel . Bobby always spoke proudly of the years he worked at the American Communication Station / Enlisted Mens Club Clooney Base Waterside Derry . After two successful reunions which Bobby attended he hoped to meet up with you all and your partners at the next reunion . He will always be remembered by the retired American servicemen who served in Derry 1960s / 1970s who enjoyed his good sense of humour . Sadly a lot of the Alumni mem
November 28, 2007 23:34:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Conor Breslin
Email:conorbreslin{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:Hi, I'm trying to search out a few family members. At the end of WW2 my Grandfathers 2 sisters married US sailors and moved to the States as war brides. The two sailors in question are Abe Schnurman & George Beauer If anyone knew them then I would very much like to here from you. Thanks Conor
November 27, 2007 19:29:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Webmaster
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:Please see updates on "Searching For" webpage.
November 23, 2007 08:47:48 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I would like to wish all the members of the Association and their familys a very Happy Thanksgiving. When you are around the table giving thanks, please remember and say a prayer for all of our departed shipmates and all of the military men and women of our armed forces, some away from their familys during this Holiday of Thanksgiving. G.F. Frank Smith, Past President, NCS Alumni Association
November 22, 2007 04:05:48 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:wishing ye all a very happy thanksgiving ,,xxxxx
November 22, 2007 02:47:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Massey
Email:ulster65{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wake Forest, NC born in Londonderry
Comments:You all may remember my father Lonnie M. Massey, he was the COMNAVTELECOM Eng. at Derry from 1961-172. He ran the transmitter facility during that time with the NAVY. He still talks about the AN-FRT 39's and 40's. Some of you had him as an instructor. He is still alive and doing well living in Suffolk, VA ever since they shut down NAV COM STA at Driver, VA. Has no internet at home but has lots of old slides and is interested from hearing from any radiomen via snail mail. You can reach him at 832 Normandy Dr. Suffolk, VA 23434
November 14, 2007 18:20:48 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Florida
Comments:I would like at this time to wish all of the members of the Alumni Association a Very enjoyable Veterans Day. I would also like to ask all of you to join me in remembering and saying a prayer for all of our departed shipmates and for the many active duty military members of the armed forces throught the world and always remember what they are sacreficing for the rest of us. May God be with them and all of you on this day of rememberance. G.F. Frank Smith. Past President,NCS Alumni Association.
November 12, 2007 17:09:52 (GMT Time)



Name:John Davis
Email:daviduo{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Summerfield FL
Comments:What a shocker. Haven't been on the cite for a while and the word about Bobby really shocked me. My condolances to his family. He will be dearly missed and remembered by all he so graciously served. He could always make us laugh. God bless him.
November 12, 2007 03:54:05 (GMT Time)



Name:James V. Halman
Email:vern.halman{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Fort Washington, Maryland
Comments:I was stationed in Londonderry from '67 - '69. I worked in Crypto.
November 7, 2007 20:37:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Glick
Email:tglick{at}homesnj4u.com
HomePage:http://www.insidefirstrealty.com
Where are
you from:
New Jersey
Comments:RM 1962-1964....will be sending more info asap....Tom
October 31, 2007 18:06:26 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:greg waters the guy yer seeking lives about 3 mins from me, i tried to email you but yer addy must be wrong . you email me and i will get a message to yer buddy for u ,,xx
October 30, 2007 02:15:09 (GMT Time)



Name:GREG "MUDDY" WATERS
Email:GREG.WATERS{at}HDSUPPLY.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
OVERLAND PARK, KS
Comments:TRYING TO CONTACT WILLIE WALTERS. WAS LIVING IN THE TWIN CITIES AREA & MOVED BACK TO LONDERRY, HAVEN'T HEARD FROM SINCE? ANYONE WITH INFO? MY CELL 913 424-4300
October 29, 2007 20:31:11 (GMT Time)



Name:LEO FITZPATRICK
Email:lafitz{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry city
Comments:Thank you for all the kid words that out family received on the death of our dad BOBBY FITZPATRICK died friday 26th October 07 at 7pm . Today the 29th of October we layed his body to rest at Burt Cemetary Just across the border into Donegal near The Grainan Chapelon . Should any of the Navcommsta members are back in Ireland do drop in to visit him at his place of rest or dropmy mum a line to ... Agnes Fitzpatrick 20 thorndale ballyarnette derry city ireland A personal family thank you to Roy Spencer and Jim Sullivan from my mum for the kind words . From Bobbys son leo thank you all
October 29, 2007 18:02:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Agnes & Family he will be missed by all of us and when we come back to Derry on our regular visits it will be a lose for us not so see him and you together. But of course we can always visit with you and talk about him now that he can’t defend himself (He He). Of course nothing can ever be said bad about him or his life. God bless you and all the family, and may Bobby Rest in eternal Peace. Roy Gene Spencer and Family And all the Navcommsta Londonderry Families!
October 28, 2007 17:41:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments: I was the first sailor that I can remember that started having wedding receptions in the club, on Nov 15 1966, Maureen and I was married, and had our reception at the old EM club. Bobby prepared the meal for us and it was wonderful. It was appreciated and everyone loved it. I think after that there were many more receptions in the club, and Bobby help prepare a lot of them as well, I am sure that all of them will remember his assistance, and his friendship, and the love he had for all of us while doing these honors for us. The best thing that I, or anyone that knew Bobby, is that when he done something for you he put his heart into it, and his love for his fellow man and friend. Agnes & Family he will be missed by all of us and when we come back to Derry on our regular visits it will be a lose for us not so see him and you together. But of course we can always visit with you and talk about him now that he can’t defend himself (He He). Of course nothing can ever be said bad abo
October 28, 2007 17:39:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:A Note that I am sending the Fitzpatrick family from all of us and myself. Others may send one as well: Agnes and the Fitzpatrick Family: Your lose, is also our lose as well. Although we are not with you at this time we are also Bobby’s family. The many years that he was a part of the U. S. Navy base at Clooney was a joyful feeling to all that knew him. He had a constant smile, and never a bad word to say to anyone. He was like a father, a Buddy, a friend all rolled into one person. There were many sailors that remember Bobby for his humor, and his help at the Club. His Hamburgers were always just as we wanted them, he would always put that extra touch of something on it to make it taste just right, and that touch was his love and friendship to all of us who knew him and remember him. We are proud to call him a fellow American, but he did not need that citizenship paper for us to call him that. He was one of us and a part of us and our families. I was the first sailor that
October 28, 2007 17:38:10 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:bobby,s home address is 20 THORNDALE BALLYARNETT DERRY CITY
October 27, 2007 23:49:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Re: Bobby Fitzpatrick. If you'd like to send a sympathy card to the family, the following is the mailing address of Bobby's son, Leo: The Fitzpatrick Family, 47 Woodside Heights, Woodside Road, Waterside, Derry BT472LA, Northern Ireland.
October 27, 2007 18:35:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:I'd like to share with all of you the following message I received from Leo Fitzpatrick, son of the late Bobby Fitzpatrick: "He had cancer that we did not know about and last Saturday, the 20th of October, he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Then, after some tests, I was told Monday morning, the 22nd, he had days to live. It was on his hip bone and had moved to his Kidney. Being the strong man that he was he never complained with the pain he must have been in for at least a year. But Jim he did slip away peacefully and it was best that way for my mother. Please tell everyone who thought so dearly of him. He made the 2 reunions and that was his high light of his last years on this earth after claiming his American citizenship some years ago from his own Dad who was born in New Jersey, USA. Thank you for being a friend of my father and the great memories he passed us on from his time with you all."
October 27, 2007 18:27:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Floyd L Seim
Email:rahroe307{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dayton,Ohio
Comments:70-72 at the base. Many good memories.
October 27, 2007 03:51:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:Bobby Fitzpatrick: This man will be remembered by all that pass the portals of NST. He was the joker, the fater figure, the friend, the buddy, and all those rolled up into one person. Even our families remember him. I remember when I got married, and at the EM club, he help set up the reception. He took care of all our needs and was a part of it. Then when I left the base for a couple years and came back the family and I went to the club one night to eat. Bobby was cooking the burgers, and said to me, where you been Roy havn't seen you since the wedding, don;t you ever come to the club anymore. I said Gheeesh Bobby I have been gone for about 2 years. Now this part of Derry and the Clooney base will be with us in our memories forever. God bless his family
October 27, 2007 03:49:34 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:RIP bobby was a great friend to many of us he was a father figure to the girls at the base and i know from stories i heard he was great friends with a lot of u guys , deepest sympathy to agnes his wife and his kids and grand-kids rip
October 27, 2007 01:49:13 (GMT Time)



Name:LEO FITZPATRICK
Email:lafitz{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:My father BOBBY FITZPATRICK DERRY DIED TONIGHT THE 26TH OCTOBER AT 7PM Message from his son leo Please feel free to contacted with my email .
October 26, 2007 21:54:33 (GMT Time)



Name:carmel murphy
Email:clairemcmurray308{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:i would like to know if anyone knows of my soister eilish murphy ,married john denny mcpherson (mac)
October 24, 2007 01:28:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Len Kafer
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:Update on Barney Westphal (RM, 58-63). GREAT NEWS SO FAR........... Barney was under the knife for 6 hrs and came through as well as could ever be expected......Doc said the bypass blood flow was the best he has seen from this type of bypass operation......Thank the lord...... So, so far so good......He obviously is in intensive care and will be there for some time yet.....The news is good, this battle seems won, but now we need to help Barney win the war..... Pls keep praying for him and his family. We know that all the prayers for them are so helpful..... Paula and I will keep you all informed as we receive the news Barney is in Wake Forest (not sure, maybe has 2 r's) University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem N.C. It is possible to call critical care 1-336-716-6542 Station 5C and when they ask for the code or pass word, say "Barker" and you will be given a report...... Pls keep the prayers for Barney and his family..... Love, Paula n Len (Kaf)
October 23, 2007 13:26:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Len Kafer
Email:pstaggl{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:We will try to put together another Mini-reunion in September or October next year, probably in Charleston, SC. Pls give us an idea if you have an interest so we can see about how many might attend. Again, pls keep Barney in your prayers and lets all hope for the best. God bless and keep you all.....
October 22, 2007 15:43:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Len and Paula Kafer
Email:pstaggl{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Here is the latest on our buddy Barney Westphal (RM, 58-63): On Mon, 22 Oct, Barney will undergo a bypass operation on one of his carotids. Both are 100% blocked and the only blood that is getting to his brain is from capilliaries which the body has developed following the blockages. This operation is very serious and with much risk. However, Barney and Margaret really have no option other than the surgery. For without the successful surgery, there really is no hope, it is just a matter of time. I ask all of you to please pray for a successful outcome for Barney and that God gives him some more quality time with his family and friends. Paula and I are now in Paris until about next June or July, so we will have a big candle burning in Saint Rita for Barney and his family. We wish for the continued blessings for all of you, your family and friends, and may we all stay healthy, happy and safe so we can all come together again. We will try to put together another M
October 22, 2007 15:41:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
On the banks of the Rio Grande(ridgerunner)
Comments:Whoa!!...far too much bad news....thats one event we'll all get a piece of......neway, Bridget and I were in Derry City (the new name)that last three weeks or so. One event stands out......Members of the last of the U.S. Navy football (soccer)teams that represented the Yankee base, held their 30th year reunion last Saturday at Becketts Res-Bar on Foyle road. Present were Matt Doherty, Tony Harkin, Thomas Kearney, Eugene Bradley and myself. Boy did we talk some trash...all related to that great wee team....and its well remembered members, which also included John Reigle, Gary Whitehurst,Brian Dunn,Rey McCauley, Roy Seddon, Big John Rowland,Dave Touchini etc. and the Best Supporters-Fans Ever...Dale Sheeks and Big Rusheon.
October 22, 2007 06:16:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Del Edwards
Email:del-edwards{at}worldnet.att.net
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:I am very sorry to send this. Jim Owens (Derry 62 - 64) passed on at 1:26 PM 10/20/07 after a good fight against an unknown problem. After a bout with colon cancer (last three years) and a Hernia operation early this year he was diagnosed with pancreas and liver cancer. Although they contributed to his problem, he suffered an unexplained downturn in late Sept. He is interred at: Roller McNutt Funeral Home, 801 8th AVE. Po. Box 249, 702032, Conway Arkansas. He will buried soon, date unknown at this time. His family is working to obtain a U.S. Navy burial ceremony. He is survived by Veronica Owens (McGillaway) of Derry and three daughters Sandra, Sylvia and Maureen as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Veronica is suffering from heart problems at this time probably agravated by the loss of Jim. Her address is 2211 Independence, Conway Arkansas 72034 - 1-501-327-6680.
October 21, 2007 23:51:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Maria (Deehan) Nelson
Email:nislanders2004{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:My Dad was Leo (Red) Deehan (rip) who was the EM club manager from 70 - 77. I now live in Hawaii but still have lots of family in Derry
October 21, 2007 21:31:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Dimmitt
Email:bdimmitt{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Missouri City, TX (houston)
Comments:Steve was a neat guy, sorry he has passed. I have been away from the site for a while due to a business I started up 4 years ago, but hopefully, I am back and can make the next reunion. Steve's passing made me realize that we really need to stay in touch more. Make that I need to stay in touch more.
October 18, 2007 19:35:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Rm2 stephen welch (mort)
Email:bentleyflorist{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
detroit, mi
Comments:served at ncs londonderry 72 thru 74. married collette crockett from cregan estates. zack taylor rm3 was brother in law who is married to june (crockett)
October 15, 2007 00:36:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Cerafice
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manalapan, New Jersey
Comments:When we see someone who served in Derry pass, we all are sad and mourn the loss. The tour of duty in Derry was a good one for almost all of us. The group of the years I was there (58-61) still meet, informally. All the other members who served together should do the same as we do. Why go to Derry every few years, when you can get together in the States. I hate to read that another member left us, and everyone says lets get together, until the next death. If there are any difference of opinions, forget them and just have some fun for a few days. Cheers
October 6, 2007 01:30:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Cerafice
Email:tacera{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manalapan, New Jersey
Comments:When we see someone who served in Derry, we all are sad and mourn the loss. The tour of duty in Derry was a good one for almost all of us. The group of the years I was there (58-61) still meet, informally. All the other members who served together should do the same as we do. Why go to Derry every few years, when you can get together in the States. I hate to read that another member left us, and everyone says lets get together, until the next death. If there are any difference of opinions, forget them and just have some fun for a few days. Cheers
October 6, 2007 01:29:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Bruce Worth
Email:bwbw{at}tcaexpress.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hartley, Iowa
Comments:Sad news indeed. Even if it has been many years, he will be missed by all that knew him. We need to get the remaining barrack rats together again before its to late. My condolences to the family.
October 6, 2007 01:06:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Stanley D. Rogers, Sr.
Email:wayn5839{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Valdosta, Georgia
Comments:Steve Dacey was the one of the first people I met when I reported aboard NCS Londonderry for the first time. He immediately took me to the club on base and I had a hamburger as it was after the mess decks were closed. He also took me to some apartment that same night and we had a few drinks. How the time passes.
October 5, 2007 23:11:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:It is also a great sadness that comes on me as well. I haven't seen Steve for many years but was hoping to see him again at one of the reunion. For the years we were in Derry, I had to sit in my room across the hallway and look over into Jim and Steve's room. Those were the days, all the cleaning and preping for inspections and getting ready for the Beach was fun while it lasted. Now One of us is gone, again it is a great sadness that comes upon us at this time. Farewell my friend and may God bless your family and keep them well Forever memories!!!
October 5, 2007 16:37:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:It is with deep sadness that I pass along the news of the passing of member Steve Dacey (RM, 63-66) last night from cancer. One of my best friends from "back-in-the-day" in Derry. We had stayed in touch, and had visited with each other at least 4 or 5 times over the past 10 years. Very sad to see him go. If you'd like to send a card, here are 3 family Addresses: Steve's daughter Tesa: Tesa Eells & Family 24 Wellesley Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 Steve's son Steve: The Steve Dacey Family 380 Norton Avenue Coatesville, PA 19320 Steve's mother Sophia: Sophia Dacey 262 West Columbus Avenue Nesquehoning, PA 18240
October 4, 2007 17:22:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Chaz Typhair
Email:chazman{at}tds.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Edwards, NY
Comments:I saw somewhere that there was going to be a renuion in the states sometime ,,just wondering when and where,, haven't seen it on the website
October 1, 2007 20:54:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Keenan
Email:secureops{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Central Islip, NY
Comments:Sorry we couldn't make the reunion in Derry. Sounds like a great time was had. But then again, we had our own reunion here in NY and it couldn't have been better. My whole Derry clan arrived for nearly 3 weeks - 1 son, my daughter, son-in-law that I hadn't seen in nearly 20 years, another son I hadn't seen for about 6 years, and two grandchildren I'd never met - 17 yr old grand daughter and 15 yr old grandson. With all of us this side of the pond - 11 people in a 3-bedroom house was a stretch; but we made it. :-) Maybe we'll be able to make the next one. Who knows?
September 27, 2007 17:26:44 (GMT Time)



Name:GC Gibbons
Email:gcgibbons{at}charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Madison, WI
Comments:Sorry - point of clarification on my earlier post. Mamie Donnelly was 24 years old (b.1916) and a Catholic girl who attended the Waterside parish. He man in question was perhaps taking instructions to convert at the time in order to marry her. Also: I am not the daughter! I am the cousin, righting the wrong for the daughter if at all possible.
September 23, 2007 21:48:43 (GMT Time)



Name:GC Gibbons
Email:gcresearch{at}charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Londonderry N. Ireland
Comments:Searching for anyone who might remember a serviceman who served in Derry, N. Ireland and fell for MAMIE DONNELLY in Gransha outside Derry (Mobuoy Campsie nr Enagh Lough/Fincairn Glen). They had a baby girl in Dec 1944, he was shipped out and sent money and letters for his family that were never given to Mamie. He returned for both after the war but was prevented from seeing them by the Donnelly family. The family members all now dead, never revealed to the daughter her father's name, hometown, branch of service, or rank. We know he was American, and Protestant, and made the trip back to N. Ireland after the war. We are hoping the man himself, or a friend, comrade, or family member would remember something that would help trace the father. Any information, thoughts, advice would be welcome.
September 23, 2007 21:40:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej - Webmaster
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI - USA
Comments:There are six new postings in the "Searching For" page of the NCS Website. Please take a look and see if you may know how to contact these individuals. Thanks, Webmaster
September 22, 2007 19:35:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Trent Williams
Email:trentondorothy{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pensacola, FL
Comments:I made a motion at the meeting in Derry to allow children and grandchildren of the Derry civilians and Navy to become members of the assotiation. What became of it????
September 17, 2007 17:04:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Faunce
Email:robertfaunce{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Vero Beach, Florida
Comments:What a great time in Derry with all of the oldtimers and who can say enough about "Moose" the great guy from San Diego and who served in Derry in 1943 when we were whipping the German's ass's for Europe. It was a great time. I have a great website for those who want to listen and reminisce a wee bit. www.highlandradio.com Am anxious to see some pictures from the reunion on this site. God bless you all. Bob Faunce
September 12, 2007 23:18:05 (GMT Time)



Name:frances cannon
Email:lenacannon{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:
September 7, 2007 22:40:03 (GMT Time)



Name:frances cannon
Email:lenacannon{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:
September 7, 2007 22:39:31 (GMT Time)



Name:MarieT Mc Nicholl
Email:mtcoc{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rinmore Creggan Derry now Florida
Comments:I have been blessed to be accepted at both Derry renunions,and see everyone Chuck and John Davis HAVE BEEN SO GRACIOUS TO HELP ME WITH TICKETS,LAST TIME ALSO ,LOVELY TO SEE ALL OF YOU AND MY NEW FRIENDS I MEET,IT MEANS A LOT ,TO BE ABLE TO GO AND SEE EACH AND EVERYONE, THE ONES I HAVE SPENT TIME WITH .THANKS FOR ACCEPTING ME IN EVEN THO DID NOT END UP MARRYING A BASE YANK,BUT DID MARRY ONE I MEET IN USA,HE TRAVELS A LOT AROUND THE WORLD ON GOV SHIPS SO MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAYS HE WILL BE HOME TO GO WITH ME.
September 7, 2007 04:40:06 (GMT Time)



Name:MarieT Mc Nicholl
Email:mtcoc{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Rinmore Creggan Derry now Florida
Comments:I have been blessed to be ACcepted to both Derry renunions,and see everything Chuck and John Davis HAVE BEEN SO GRACIOUS TO HELP ME WITH TICKETS,LAST TIME ALSO ,LOVELY TO SEE ALL OF YOU AND MY NEW FRIENDS I MEET,IT MEANS A LOT ,TO BE ABLE TO GO AND SEE ALL EACH AND EVERYONE HOPE YOU ARE KNOW THE ONES I HAVE SPENT TIME WITH .THANKS FOR EXCEPTING ME INRPWRC EVEN THO DID NOT END UP MARRYING A BASE YANK,BUT DID MARRY ONE I MEET IN USA,HE TRAVELS A LOT AROUND THE WORLD ON GOV SHIPS SO MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAYS HE WILL BE HOME TO GO WITH ME.
September 7, 2007 04:33:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Brozek
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:Had a great time at the Reunion. B Z to the team for their hard work. Got pics to share, if you want to see them email me, I'll fwd them. Have 2 groups, "people at the reunion events" and "pics taken around Derry". Chuck
September 3, 2007 03:52:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Kolodziej - Webmaster
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI USA
Comments:I have received notice that Mike Harlan, RM 69-71, 74-77 has passed away on 20 Aug. He was in the hospital for liver complications.
August 30, 2007 14:12:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:I've just been informed that former "Derry Bride" Marie Moul (Maiden Name: Marie Doherty) is going through some trying health issues. She has found out that she has breast cancer and will be scheduled for double mastectomy surgery. She thinks it will be on or around the 10th of September. Please raise up your prayers up for Marie. For those that would like to send words of encouragement to Marie, her e-mail address is MMOULIE@AOL.COM
August 27, 2007 18:07:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN.
Comments:I don't know what the total cost for our reunion in Derry this past Month was, but I do feel that there were many things paid for that should have come from Dues from our members. Come on all you guys and gals that are out there in NST land that enjoyed the reunion, and enjoy this web site. Lets dig in our pockets and send in the dues that our leaders on this site can use for postage, letters, and all that other stuff that should be paid for by members. The cost isn't that much and lifetime dues are on $100.00 some of us spend that much on a night out with our families, sometime (not too often) but I know some of us have. This is a non profit organization so we can't require you to pay dues, but what ever you can do will help our Staff.. I am not one of them so I can tell you this stuff. Please consider dropping a few $$$$$ to our Staff members for dues, and they will see that we want to continue having these reunions. The next NST reunion will be in two years somewhere, and the
August 26, 2007 13:31:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul Cafasso
Email:pcaf{at}optonline.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Connecticut
Comments:Kudos to The Board and anyone else that helped put together another great reunion. Although the numbers were down from '03, I had just as great a time (well, not really since Dolores wasn't there with me) with ship - er - "base"mates and friends! Maybe by the time we go back the $ will have a little more value, too!
August 23, 2007 00:03:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
MI USA
Comments:test 123
August 22, 2007 04:54:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Margaret Westphal
Email:westphal{at}mounet.com
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:Barney was transferred to Bristol Regional Medical Center. Contact information is: Barney Westphal Room 309 HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 113 Cassel Drive Kingsport, TN 37660 Phone #: 423-246-7240, extension #3130 (which is the phone beside his bed) Medically there is nothing else the doctor's can do. Rehab may help. He has difficulty walking, using his hands, and his speech is somewhat slurred, but he's still here and for that I'm very grateful. I am also grateful to all of you for your support and prayers. Please continue, he has a long road back. Love. Margaret
August 12, 2007 16:36:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Frances Cannon
Email:lenacannon{at}msn.com
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:I am looking for Richard Arnold Baker who served at the base in 1945. Sorry, this is all the information I can give at present. Thank you. Regards.
August 12, 2007 16:32:51 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:sionmills (roy) was great to see u again alas maureen was not here this time but maureen u did,nt miss much he never got the chicken curry i promised ye both .lol next time god willing ye will both be here and i will cook the curry fer u both ,xxx rosa
August 11, 2007 00:39:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson, TN
Comments:Just another satisfied Alumni for the reunion, it was really a great opportunity for me to get to this one. I was glad to see some of the guys I was station with through out my tours in Derry. It was great and extremely enjoyable. Bravo Zulu's to the organizers and others who help with the reunion. I also look forward to the next meeting and hope to be a part of it this time. All the guys and their wives and family were wonderful and very receptive to all of us. Brought back memories that we are all proud of and will cherish the rest of our live. Thanks again for the wonderful time we had
August 10, 2007 15:51:28 (GMT Time)



Name:John Davis
Email:daviduo{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Summerfield FL
Comments:Just want to say thanks to the board for the great job they did with the Derry reunion. I believe that I am correct in saying that all that attended enjoyed themselves. Happy to see all the old boys and their lovely Derry wives. I am looking forward to the next one in 09 and back to Derry in 2011. Great to see everyone and thanks again to the board.
August 9, 2007 22:50:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Kelley
Email:kelleyrc{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
South Carolina
Comments:Ihave been down in the dumps all week. We had planned for four years to make the reunion again this year, but alas, life happens. I am retiring from the Dept of State at the end of this month, so not much except health and money can keep me from the next one in 2011. Hopefully we can make the 2009 reunion in the States also. Sincerely hope everyone had a great time. Ron Kelley (12/70 - 9/72).
August 7, 2007 17:43:36 (GMT Time)



Name:clarence "joe" thigpen
Email:cthigpen{at}coastalnet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Beautiful down town deep run nc
Comments:REGRET MISSING THE REUNION, RAN INTO PROBLEMS WITH FLIGHT FROM NORFOLK TO NEWARK. STORMS CAUSED ALL FLIGHTS TO BE CANCELLED ON SUNDAY 29TH. WAS REALLYING LOOKING FORWARD TO THE VISIT. WADE COATS AND WIFE BOOKED ON SAME FLIGHTS AND ALSO HAD TO CANCEL TRIP. MAYBE I WILL SEE SOME OF YOU IN 09.
August 7, 2007 15:42:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Phil Fusilier
Email:chiefsectionb{at}comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Eunice, LA and Tallahassee, FL
Comments:Derry Feb. 70 to Aug 71. Just read Rob Saunder's poem. WOW! Brought back a flood of memories...they were the best of times, and the worst of times. Erin is at peace now (for the most part). May they know a lasting peace once again.
August 7, 2007 14:37:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Latest news on Barney Westphal: Barney had a pacemaker implanted Thursday, August 2. His wife Margaret reports that "Barney came through his surgery very well today..... a miracle from God and I want to thank all of you for your prayers. He is far from well, but every little step helps. Thanks so much for the calls, cards and emails. I tell him he has wonderful friends that are all pulling for him."
August 3, 2007 02:25:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:Guys, Member Barney Westphal (RM, 58 to 63) had another bad stroke and is back in hospital. Does not look so good. His carotids are both 100% blocked so they cannot operate. They will try and put in a pacemaker today but they are not sure how much it will help - his heart rate was down to 32-42. Please include him and Margaret in your prayers and we hope others will do the same.
July 31, 2007 14:18:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard C. Ross
Email:skipross{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry
Comments:I am told that I am the first child born (1949) of a sailor's wife while stationed at Derry. This, I am also told, is how I got the nickname "Skipper," as the the sailors working for my father, CTC Richard Henry ("Dick")Ross, dubbed me the "Skipper of the ship." My father was stationed at Derry '47-'49, and died of natural causes in 1951. The second baby born, I am further told, is Bernadette Simon, daughter of "Si" and Bernie Simon, herself a Derry bride. I hope to return to Derry one day, and suggest that a "brats" section be added to the website. This will help to perpetuate both the site and the reunions.
July 27, 2007 18:38:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Joe Doherty
Email:montel71{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry City
Comments:Searching for my grandfather, James 'Jimmy' Jones, originally from Memphis, TN. He was part of escort operations in the round up of U-Boats in the North Atlantic and was stationed in Derry/Londonderry 1942/3 - 1944/5. (USN) Anyone with any info please contact me anytime. Joe Doherty, Derry City montel71@hotmail.com
July 27, 2007 14:03:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Jonathan Price
Email:qualityjon{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
born in ireland,live in wales
Comments:Most interested in your website. I am searching for any infomation on Terry Stubbs who was a radio operator possibly, based uss londonderry in the late sixties early seventies from the united states.
July 26, 2007 20:26:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Marie Doherty Moul
Email:mmoul{at}gosps.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Waldorf MD
Comments:I was thrilled to see Jim & Veronica Henderson was on the same flight as me going to Derry on Thur July 26 8.55 pm.
July 24, 2007 13:05:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Henderson
Email:derryvon{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Houston, Texas
Comments:Veronica and I are on the Continental 8:55 flight out of Newark to Belfast on Thursday the 26th. Hope to see some of you on board. Jim & Veronica
July 23, 2007 20:46:56 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Fl.
Comments:Just wanted to let you all know that I am signing off the internet for my trip to Derry. For those on the same flt, We will have a wee drink at Newark, NJ. for those not on that flt, we will see you all in Derry on the 25th Of July. I am sure that we will bring some of this hot weather from Fla. with us. If not, then be prepared for a few wet days(hehhe). Of course I have never seen it rain in a pub in Ireland since I have ever been there?? Anyway, hopefully we will have some nice weather in Derry. See you all there. Cheers and Salinte!!! G.F.Frank Smith
July 23, 2007 00:50:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx
Comments:Hey sports....I don't know if you caught the ESPN (sports channel) ESPY'S (annual sports awards)this evening....they had a great, great piece on Northern Ireland....yes on the sports channel. A pair of individuals from there were awarded the "Arthur Ash" award for "Courage against all odds". Quite a moving piece. See if you can get a repeat on your Internet at ESPN.com and click onto the ESPY'S 2007. SLAN>RICK
July 16, 2007 02:47:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cary, NC
Comments:Former shipmates of member Steve Dacey (RM, 63-66) will be saddened to hear that Steve has been stricken with cancer. I'm including Steve's e-mail address - Dacey5@verizon.net - should any of his many friends from the old Derry base wish to send him a message of support. Please remember him in your prayers. Sully.
July 12, 2007 04:37:47 (GMT Time)



Name:ROSA
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:I think he had alzheimers as it says any donations if wished be sent to the alzheimers society
July 10, 2007 16:11:15 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:taken from the journal today PARTRIDGE FRANK passed away suddenly at altnagelvin hospital on the 7th july beloved husband of daphne funeral leaving his home 2 old mill court derry on thursday @9.30am RIP
July 10, 2007 16:08:21 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Fl.
Comments:I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I must inform you all that a shipmate has died. A close friend of mine in Derry informed me today that she read in the Derry paper that Frank Partridge died Sunday in Altnagalvin hoslital. It did not state what he died of but I do know that we all who knew Frank will grieve over his death. Frank was an ET in Derry from 60-63 and 69-73. When he retired, he moved and lived in Derry. We shall all miss him and keep him also in your prayers. Frank
July 10, 2007 01:40:17 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Fl.
Comments:I talked to Barney's wife Margaret this evening and Barney is now home. He was resting so I did not get to talk to him. Margaret states that he has lost some motor functions(walking, and talk- ing but he appears to be a better. Let us all say a prayer for Barney and keep him and his family in our prayers. It will take some time for him to get back to his old self but we all know that he will. Frank
July 10, 2007 01:32:23 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, Fla.
Comments:I received an email from Gene via his friend George Ramsden. It appears that our shipmate Barney Westphal has had a cerebellium stroke. he appears to be doing pretty good, altghough he is in intermediate care. His wife Margaret states he is in pretty good mode. It is unknown how long he will be in the hospital in Bristol, Tenn.. Will try to keep everyone posted as I get any more news of his condition. I ask that all of you keep Barney and his wife Margaret in you prayers. Hopefully they will both get through this troubled time and Barney will be his old self once again (Please God). Frank Smith
July 9, 2007 01:29:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Gerald Hansen
Email:usn56to86{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alpena
Comments:The web site for the book on Derry was incorrect. Here is the correct web site: www.geraldhansen.vpweb.com Enjoy
July 8, 2007 01:49:16 (GMT Time)



Name:The Derry Reunion Committee
Email:spadaforausn{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
USA
Comments:To: All Attendees Additional venue tickets will be available from Ron Spadafora, Treasurer, during Registration at the City Hotel, Derry, on Monday 30 July between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 Noon. If there are additional questions or requests regarding this, please contact Ron at: spadaforausn@cox.net Signed, The Derry Reunion Committee
July 7, 2007 20:57:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Gerald Hansen
Email:usn56to86{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alpena, MI
Comments:Thought some of you may be interested in this book site which hopefully may come to fruition. Takes place in Derry. www.geraldhansen.vpweb.com
July 7, 2007 02:55:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Trent Williams
Email:trentondorothy{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pensacola, FL
Comments:Really looking forward to the trip next month. Why hasn't the attendees list been posted in the reunion section. Reading it in the guest book is OK, but not very efficient.
July 1, 2007 13:12:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Emma
Email:Irisheyesrgreen1{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry living in Va beach now
Comments:I was married to RM Ray McCollum he was stationed there from 7-73 and 75-77 when the base closed
June 19, 2007 23:31:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen
Comments:Page 3 Cont: St. Patricks parade and all started out good but the weather didn't participate. It just changed the site a little.....like we slipped into Tracey's, then the Village at Rosemount and finally at Maileys....or so I'm told. Well I can finally verify that Zack Taylor and June are alive and well in Derry. Had a nice wee chat at the square. They both look absolutely great. And lastly (finally) spent some super time with my friends and football mates. Such as our own Matt Doherty,(Ann) who this year got inducted into the football "Hall of Fame". He was presented a huge football boot made of crystal and inscribed accordingly before the start of a Cup final at the Brandywell. Tony Harkin (Sadie, who's brother Hugo poured me one too many "Wee Powers" at the Village on St. Pats nite). Eugene Bradley who now has a wee hut at the Derry golf course so he doesn't have to come home. And Thomas Kearney, who was right in the middle of giving his daughter, Connie Lee, away to a nice, bi
June 18, 2007 22:13:59 (GMT Time)



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June 18, 2007 15:31:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Eileen
Email:silvertassy{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
DERRY
Comments: looking forward to seeing some of my friends again this year...
June 14, 2007 23:15:24 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Derry Reunion Attendee List #4: McConnel Phyliss, O'kane Julie, Balfour Vera, Balfour Ian, Kittie Rowe, Quinn Anne, Reigle John, Reigle June, Disciullo Skeets, Discullo Kitty, Sadler John, Sadler Partricia, Weimer Roger, Weimer Teresa, Wise Cynthia, Leibow David, Stephanski J. Robert End of message
June 14, 2007 11:02:03 (GMT Time)



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Comments:Derry Reunion Attendee List #3: McConaha Lee, McConaha Anna, Dunne Marie, Dunne Oliver, Dunne Laura, Dunne Elena, Dunne Peter, Frame Lawrence, Frame Mary, Pryor Christina, Pryor Dawn, Porter Rose Sonia, McClelland John, McClelland Carmel, Newcity Andrew, Newcity Tara, Glackin Mr. M, Glackin Mrs. M, Doherty Margo, Harper Elisabeth, Rowe James, Rowe Margaret, Gillespie Robert, Gillespie Myra, McCready Geraldine, McCready Peter, McCready Patsy, McCready Patrick, McCready Mary, Clifford Harry, Clifford Margaret, Morris Sarah, Morris Stacy, Morris Ricky, McCallion Mary, McCallion Jim, Waarun Thomas, Waarun Caorrie, Waarun Samantha, Christie Sheila, Christie Connell, Wallace Audrey, Bland Margaret, Boyle Dennis, Boyle Maury, Guth Julie, Guth Ricky, Magee John, Magee Bridget, Moore Pat, Moore Berna, Twamley Maria, Harkins Dom, Gilbert Elizabeth, Doherty Kathleen, Doherty Hugh, Quinn Michael, Quinn Michael P, McConnel Phyliss, O'kan
June 14, 2007 10:57:46 (GMT Time)



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Comments:2007 Derry Reunion Attendees List #2: Jordan Jim, Jordan Connie, Simon Marvin, Simon Bernie, Sink Larry, Sink Jean, Williams Trenton, Williams Dorothy, Kelsey Bruce, Kelsey Annette, Beiner Fred, Beiner Joyce, Gustafson Harry, Gustafson Joan, Canning William, Canning Anna, Bachelor Howard, Spadafora Ronald, Nitschke Karl, Nitschke Ann, Brozek Charles, Dunn Brian, Dunn Barbara, Walkup Gary, Davis Liz, Gleason George, Pryor Peter, Cassidy John, Smith Frank, Smith Eva, Hegdahl Dennis, Hegdahl Joan, Kolodziej Dennis, Kolodziej Rosemary, Self Malon, Self Mary, Rousseau Wayne, McBride James, McBride Jean, Kier David, Kier Kathleen, Cafasso Paul, McConaha Lee
June 14, 2007 09:58:08 (GMT Time)



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Comments:List of 2007 Derry Reunion Attendees: Williams Richard, Williams Kitty, Moul Marie, Sangiolo Leo "Moose, Henderson Jim, Henderson Veronica, Loria Louis, Porter Monica, Johnson Tom, Huesdens Howard, Graham Donald, Graham Joyce, Toland John, Toland Myra, Newcity Richard, Newcity Pat, Coates Wade, Coates Lynn, Davis John, Stacy Richard, Stacy Eilish, Pacileo Thomas, Pacileo Joan, Thigpen Clarence "Joe", Thigpen Pat, Saraphis Art, Williams Ken, Malcor Ted, Malcor Sandra, McIntyre Elaine, Bland Dave, Taylor Dean, Graeff Gene, Graeff Lucia, Doherty "Ginger" Loveless Walt, Loveless Barbara, Faunce Robert, Faunce Pat, Logan Jim, Curran George, Philson Ray
June 14, 2007 09:54:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Gene Spencer
Email:sionmills{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jackson,, TN
Comments:Mark me down for the reunion people, Dr. released me yesterday for able to travel.. Maureen will not be coming with me just me by myself this time, see you guys there. Who ever concern make me down and I will pay when I arrive for the party fees...
June 13, 2007 22:30:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Declan Walls
Email:cityofderry{at}thebestof.co.uk
HomePage:http://www.thebestof.co.uk/cityofderry
Where are
you from:
County Derry
Comments:I was given the details of this site by someone here is Derry who thought that people would benefit from having a link to my own. My site is called The Best of City of Derry and is a growing community website for Derry City containing loads of information on businesses, tourism, news and events. Many of your viewers will know it and know the businesses that are part of it. It would be a great way for people in the USA wanting to send flowers, for example, to those back home, to get the details of good local florists and to keep in touch with what’s happening back home.
June 12, 2007 19:09:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Helen Curran / Roedenbeck
Email:irishl{at}cox.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry N.Ireland
Comments:WAS MARRIED TO JIM CARLSTROM NOW REMARRIED I WILL BE AT THE REUNION IN JULY WITH MY SISTER AND TWO BROTHERS-IN LAW SEE YOU THERE HELEN
June 10, 2007 00:07:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Denny McMahon
Email:denny_mcmahon{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
PA
Comments:Mayday - Mayday - 40 years ago today June 8th, 1967, that was the call from the USS Liberty over the Hi-Com at NAVCOMSTA Londonderry.. 8 Sailors died in the Air Attack, the second attack by torpedo killed another 26 good men, 75% of the crew was injured, The USS America had it's planes recalled when it went to protect Liberty after the Air Attack. You have to love our elected officals -- Some things have stayed the same for 40 years..Say a prayer for all the men and women in harms way..God Bless and have a great reunion, Bear - Still Pissed...
June 8, 2007 02:17:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MI USA
Comments:Test 1,2,3, ... .
June 7, 2007 21:35:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim 'Sully' Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Beautiful Cary, North Carolina
Comments:I'm so glad to see the excitement brewing regarding the rapidly approaching Derry Reunion, and I am greatly disappointed that I won't be able to join in with you on what I know will certainly be another GRAND reunion in "The Town That We Loved So Well." Unfortunately, a commitment to a major family celebration will keep me from attending our own reunion in Derry, but I do wish all of you who are able to attend a most enjoyable trip, a very memorable time, and a safe return home. And if you might remember me kindly with a wee toast as you raise your first pint of Guinness Stout there in Derry, I'd certainly be most appreciative. All the best, and God Bless! Sully (RM, 64-65)
June 6, 2007 19:38:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Faunce
Email:robertfaunce{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Vero Beach, Florida
Comments:This is to let all know that the following plan to attend the Derry reunion: Bob & Pat Faunce, Rich & Kitty (Doherty) Williams, Marie (Doherty) Moul. We remember that last time a list of all those who planned to attend was posted on this site. It would be great if you could do it again. Thanks. See you all there. Bob Faunce RMC-USN-RET
June 6, 2007 13:48:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
On the banks of the Rio Grande, Texas
Comments:Hey Sports....apologize for being cut short by the 1000 character limit on my entry of May 22, 2007. Must complete my entry picking up follows: received us with a grace and dignity that shone throughout. In my small world, and as their friend and patron of the BlueBell Bar for 41 years, I will miss them dearly. Unfortunately for followers of Derry City FC and the city.... there was another very significant passing during my stay...that of Fay Coyle...a footballing legend of those magnificent Derry City teams of the sixties. I did not know him personally, (I am a friend of his son, Derek)but do know that he was held in the greatest of esteem by all. Families of these men, pls forgive me if I overstepped in mentioning their names,ithas been donein the spirit that our American and Irish friends who care everywhere are informed. Well we made it just in time for our first St. Patricks day parade and celebration in Derry. The spirit and followers where there, all dressed and ready....t
June 6, 2007 02:01:29 (GMT Time)



Name:John Davis
Email:daviduo{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Summerfield, FL
Comments:Sure would like to see of list of everyone signed up to go to the Derry reunion. If a list not going to be published sign on here and let everyone know that your going. I will be there. Hope to see many of you there.
June 5, 2007 18:44:43 (GMT Time)



Name:CHARL'ES WILSON HORTON JR.
Email:CWHJR60{at}MYSELF.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
LOUISIANA
Comments:I HOPE THIS GETS SOMEONES ATTENTION AND THAT PERSON OR PERSONS WOULD SEND ME A MESSAGE. MY NAME IS CHARLES WILSON HORTON JR. BY IRISH PROUNCIATION MY NAME IS SPELLED CHARL'ES. MY FATHER IS CHARLES W. HORTON FROM ARKANSAS. STATIONED AT THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER IN LONDONDERRY AND MY MOTHER DAVALYS HORTON GAVE BIRTH TO ME JUNE 25 1960. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO TALK TO ABOUT MY FATHER? I NOTICED MY FATHERS NAME ON A PROGRAM FROM 59-60 CHRISTMAS PARTY. I THINK I READ MY DADS RATE TO BE RM3. IN 1962 HE WAS IN BELFAST WHILE MY MOTHER GAVE BIRTH TO MY BROTHER DAVID HOLLIS HORTON. I REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE THE COMMUNICATION.
June 3, 2007 22:26:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Jimmy Doherty
Email:jjpdoherty{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:This is my correct e-mail address: jjpdoherty@hotmail.com Thanks.
May 30, 2007 17:41:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Jimmy Doherty
Email:jimmydoherty{at}ntlworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Derry, N.I.
Comments:My name is Jimmy Doherty and my dad was a barber in the base. He also had a shop in the Lecky Road called NEIL'S BARBER SHOP. To answer RM Roy Spencer about the Christmas party band at the EM Club - the band was called the FLINGLES, with Ronnie Ramsey (also known as Mike 'Coalman' Ramsey - him being a coalman), Trevor Keys, Mervyn Cargill, Jim Whiteside, and Roy Arbuckle. Also, the photograph of Butch Self - the girl next to him became his wife, Mary. And, to answer Ward Bessette's guestbook question regarding the Dive Club, was the dive master called Ernie Green? He was involved in the Derry Sub Aqua Club. Sadly he passed away a couple of years ago. Contact me for any other information you feel I might be able to provide you.
May 30, 2007 17:32:42 (GMT Time)



Name:clarence "joe" thigpen
Email:cthigpen{at}coastalnet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Deep Run nc
Comments:Will be making the trip to Derry on 29 July, traveling with Wade Coates another old derry ship mate. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
May 29, 2007 18:07:02 (GMT Time)



Name:RANDY HOING
Email:RHoing6322{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
SIOUX CITY, IA
Comments:STILL ALIVE AND KICKIN PRETTY GOOD. AM TRYING TO LOCATE TOM SAUTTER.. RM FROM THE EARLY 70'S. ANYONE HEARD FROM THIS GUY?? TAKE CARE ALL, ENJOY THE SUMMER
May 26, 2007 11:23:10 (GMT Time)



Name:G.F. Frank Smith
Email:SCFI44106{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orlando, FL.
Comments:A word of warning for those that were scheduled to fly into Derry City Airport for the reunion in July. As of today, 25 May, the Derry City Airport has been closed down for safety reasons. It would be wise to contact your airlines to find out how they are routing you to Ireland if the airport is still closed down in July. Hopefully it MAY be open in July, but if I were you, I would check with the airline you are flying on to check on your flight status.
May 25, 2007 16:35:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Redmond
Email:BobbyRed{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Goose Creek, SC
Comments:IRT Dave McNair. Sorry to learn that Dave McNair passed away 2 May 2007. Besides being friends in Derry during the 60's, we were close pals while attending Radioman B School. We lost touch in the late 60's, I was surprised that he was residing in Derry at the time of his death. hope he didn't suffer.
May 25, 2007 13:29:29 (GMT Time)



Name:STEVEN L. FELKINS
Email:SFELKINS{at}SWBELL.NET
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
LIBERTY, MO.
Comments:I WAS STATIONED IN DERRY FROM 10/69 TO 10/71. I WAS SECTION TWO RELAY CENTER SUPERVISOR. I RAN ACROSS THIS WEB SITE, THINK ILL SIGN ON. BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES.
May 25, 2007 07:01:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Cavazos
Email:icavazosjr{at}rgv.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
McAllen, Tx.
Comments:Hey Sports...well its about time someone straightened this mess up. Tks Sully, I guess you're it for life...you luv it anyway. Well had to take an early trip to Derry due to family emergency (worked out) and son coming back from the 'Raq during our normal time. But it turned out great. Or as I was telling a Tx friend of mine couple years ago....."man it was great, didn't even rain. Bridget turned around and sez "Rick, it rained everyday we were there". It did? My buds sez...I'll bet I know where you spent your time! Oh well. The best thing I did while there was to go to Altnagalvin and see "Big" Barney and Huey Mailey. My friend Jake McCool took me, I surely would have been lost there now....and I just got a phone call from John Boyda whose daughter Dene' called him with the news of their passing.Both great, great men. treated everyone right. I always felt more at home when I'd see Huey behind the bar. During my visit at the hosp..these men were obviously in some distress....but rece
May 22, 2007 03:55:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Howard Heusdens
Email:paddyone{at}wi.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
RACINE WISCONSIN
Comments: IF ANYONE WANTS A JACKET WITH A LARGE PATCH EMBROIDERED ON THE BACK CONTACT ME AND I WILL SEND PICTURES OF HOW IT LOOKS.
May 21, 2007 01:47:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Rickie Uhl
Email:uhl4{at}wmconnect.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ohio -now Virginia
Comments:Was in derry 12/66 to 12/68. Married Philomena McCrossan. Was a CYN3. I greeted everyone at the communications building.
May 20, 2007 22:54:52 (GMT Time)



Name:rosa
Email:derryrosa{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
derry
Comments:hiya jim and the crew upwards and onwards great site long may it last .xx
May 20, 2007 03:23:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Sullivan
Email:jvsullivan{at}ipass.net
HomePage:http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/EE16.htm
Where are
you from:
Beautiful Cary, North Carolina
Comments:First entry in the new Alumni Association Guest Book. Please send me any comments regarding problems you might encounter. Thanks, Sully.
May 18, 2007 15:26:40 (GMT Time)