USS LOWNDES Guestbook

 

Please send your guestbook entries to the following email address:

 

dobrink@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Chuck Rodgers 

Cjrodgers45@aol.com

Location:
Victorville, CA

Thursday, 13. January 2005 08:35 Host: cache-ntc-aa04.proxy.aol.com


I am saddend to report the passing of my grandpa, L.B. Rodgers on Jan 12, 2005 @ 4:10 PM CST. He served aboard the USS Lowndes. He passed away in Dallas, TX.
He was a quite man, he never spoke much about his time in the service. I was glad he found the USS Lowndes site last year, he truly enjoyed it. Rest in peace Grandpa, I love you!!

 

 

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Patrick Hill 

 

Location:
Republic MO

Tuesday, 14. December 2004 11:15 Host: adsl-69-152-65-230.dsl.spfdmo.swbell.net


Great site! Lots of great history here, wish some of today's youth would come learn what they owe their fellow Americans!

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Robert F. Kirwin 

MRBOB9093@msn.com

Location:
Danvers MA

Thursday, 2. December 2004 18:05 Host: waproxya16.msn.com


1951 to 1955 PI..MCB5 (SeaBees)Telfair was the mode of travel for R&R to Hong Kong...Trip over was nice, return ran into a typhoon, boats broke loose on the boat deck, cargo was rolling around in the hole and I was never so seasick in all my life...great experience great vessel.Great time in my life!

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M Watkins 

 

Location:
Searcy AR

Thursday, 25. November 2004 20:02 IP: 192.133.129.3


Thanks for putting the video of the USS Logan on your site. My father in law, Harvey Spillman who is still alive and spry, was a dental technician onboard at the time of the collision. He has regaled us with many stories about Iwo Jima, including the collision for years at family gatherings, and it was sweet to be able to show him this video. Ironically, I, as a teenager (I am an early boomer) had read of the account of the Logan striking the Napa, and upon backing out, the Napa began taking on copious amounts of water, and was in danger of sinking. They pulled the Logan's bow back into the hole she had made in the Napa until the damage control parties on the Napa could get the damage under control, at which time they disengaged the Logan. Paw in law recounted this detail to us many holidays ago. I wish I could remember the name of the book I read this in as a teenager.

Great site. Your work is a tribute to all who served our country in these vessels.

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M Watkins 

 

Location:
Searcy AR

Thursday, 25. November 2004 20:01 IP: 192.133.129.3


Thanks for putting the video of the USS Logan on your site. My father in law, Harvey Spillman who is still alive and spry, was a dental technician onboard at the time of the collision. He has regaled us with many stories about Iwo Jima, including the collision for years at family gatherings, and it was sweet to be able to show him this video. Ironically, I, as a teenager (I am an early boomer) had read of the account of the Logan striking the Napa, and upon backing out, the Napa began taking on copious amounts of water, and was in danger of sinking. They pulled the Logan's bow back into the hole she had made in the Napa until the damage control parties on the Napa could get the damage under control, at which time they disengaged the Logan. Paw in law recounted this detail to us many holidays ago. I wish I could remember the name of the book I read this in as a teenager.

Great site. Your work is a tribute to all who served our country in these vessels.

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Vlad 

vlad@buy-all.org

Location:
-

Thursday, 25. November 2004 05:44 Host: design123-2.kiev.farlep.net


Nice site. Look's very good.

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Dennis Walker 

dennis.walker@skyworksinc.com

Location:
Irvine, CA

Monday, 1. November 2004 13:33 IP: 66.161.54.196


My father served on the USS Logan during WWII. I just viewed the video of the damaged Logan, taken from the Lowndes. My father (Jim Walker) ,who is still living, was a radioman on the beach landing party with Marines and was not aboard during collision with Napa,but rejoined Logan during its repair. He is paralized now and hospitalized in Grass Valley, Ca. I am sending word to him, in hopes that my sister, that lives nearby can find a way to get the video to him. My thanks to whomever posted the video on the internet. It means a lot to me and will come as good news to my father. Best regards and many thanks to all vets who served aboard APA's during our great struggle in WWII.
Regards, Dennis Walker (RM3/c USN, Brown Water Navy, RVN 1969-70)

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Tom 

 

Location:
-

Tuesday, 26. October 2004 16:26 IP: 213.184.238.137


The WWW is filled with tons of websites. However, there are only few which deserve to be spoken about. You made impossible possible. Keep up the excellent work!

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Kyle 

 

Location:
-

Sunday, 24. October 2004 06:50 Host: roc-66-66-96-235.rochester.rr.com


Lovely site. You like www.applehealthstore.com?

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Daniel Wahlberg 

ddw247@cox.net

Location:
San DIego

Sunday, 10. October 2004 12:23 Host: ip70-179-14-133.sd.sd.cox.net


You have done a wonderful job with your website and history of the USS LOWNDES. I have learned a great deal about the ship that my grandfather served upon during the war. One thing if you could try to fix on your members who served memorial page. My grandfathers name was ELVIN F. WAHLBERG. I you could fix the spelling it would mean alot to me and my family. Once again from one Navy veteran to another, Thank you for a job well done.
If anyone has any pictures of my grandfather ELVIN F. WAHLBERG, or knows anything about him please send me an email so I can learn more about him.
Thank you.

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Charles Ross 

charlespross@msn.com

Location:
Germany

Tuesday, 5. October 2004 06:19 Host: cache-frr-aa04.proxy.aol.com


Excellent layout and presentation and it reflects the site's theme well. My father (James Ross, mentioned in your site) told me about it just recently. He just got his Combat Ribbon & Navy Occupation Medal after all these years. Also researched the APA-154 model that you had made & is on display now, it's really good work. Glad I met your Dad and many of the others after hearing about them all my life.

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Loyd Wesley Faulk 

wfaulk@ardmore.net

Location:
Ardmore, Alabama

Wednesday, 8. September 2004 12:38 Host: host-12.ardmore.net


I served aboard the Telfair from 1962 to 1965.

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horoscope 

john@levillage.org

Location:
belgique

Thursday, 12. August 2004 02:00 Host: dyn-83-154-85-171.ppp.tiscali.fr


I love this site! My friends and I spend tons of time on the quizzes and only today I found the Stick Man's death!!! I think this site is great! Nice work peoples!!

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John Tonyes 

flfox1@juno.com

Location:
Lakeland, Fl.

Wednesday, 4. August 2004 17:46 Host: dialup-4.247.206.140.Dial1.Tampa1.Level3.net


I am the coordinator for the USS TELFAIR APA/LPA 210. I am looking for men over board or any Marine that we transported.
We are having a
Reunion in Las Vegas.
Contact me at
863 859 0878 for e mail me.
I am always looking for new members to add to our roster and add items in the Archives.
Smooth Sailing
John T.

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ahmet 

 

Location:
-

Sunday, 1. August 2004 12:45 Host: dsl81-215-38072.adsl.ttnet.net.tr


Very nice web site

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OSC/E-7 R.L. Henderson, USN 

 

Location:
-

Sunday, 1. August 2004 00:03 IP: 66.110.216.5


An old Gator Sailor admiring your site.

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Chuck Rodgers 

Cjrodgers44@Yahoo.com

Location:
Victorville, CA

Monday, 26. July 2004 15:36 Host: lsanca1-ar1-4-62-123-052.lsanca1.dsl-verizon.net


My grandfather served aboard the USS Lowndes 1944-1945, L.B. Rodgers,S1c I've always wandered about his service. I found out quite alot, probably more than he wanted me to know (Ha!). I am forwarding the info. I gathered to him, he resides in Dallas, TX. he's in declining health now. I know he will get a kick out of this! Excellent site!

Thanks,
Chuck Rodgers

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LARRY HOLDERMAN 

larryholderman@our-town.com

Location:
HICO, TEXAS 76457

Wednesday, 16. June 2004 13:39 Host: bruner.our-town.com


MY FATHER, JAMES CHARLES HOLDERMAN, WAS A MAILMAN ON THE USS LOWNDES. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE ON THE SHIP MIGHT HAVE SOME PICTURES OF MY FATHER THAT YOU COULD EMAIL ME.
THANKS.
LARRY HOLDERMAN

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Emma 

kimchristensen@yahoo.dk

Location:
Normandy

Thursday, 25. March 2004 15:16 IP: 66.254.99.174


Nice site i liked your oppinions. XOXOX

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DR ONY MAGA 

ONYE@MAGA.MUGU

Location:
LOME

Friday, 19. March 2004 12:03 IP: 81.199.105.226


I WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL MAGASSSSSS I LOVE THIS SITE IT IS COOL

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Michael Frucht 

ibail@aol.com

Location:
Avila Beach Ca

Thursday, 25. December 2003 14:19 Host: dialupboost-2.o1.com


I was on the USS Bayfield APA 33 1957/60. This website is a tribute to all men that servered aboard all APA's in WWII . Job well done

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William D Therrell 

darrylt58@earthlink.net

Location:
Goldsboro NC

Saturday, 22. November 2003 13:42 IP: 1Cust205.tnt1.goldsboro.nc.da.uu.net


Great website,was on the Uss Telfair APA-210 1963-1966, and the Uss Wood County LST-1178, save the Gage

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jack pickerd 

sparksjwp60@adelphia.net

Location:
fontana,ca. usa

Thursday, 6. November 2003 19:29 Host: ca-fontana3-125.snbrca.adelphia.net


i am in the process of restoring one of my model collection it is the uss randall apa 224 it had gotten busted up and some pieces were missing and i copied some of your picture showing me the missing parts i need to make, this is a great site nad keep up good work. i served on the uss richard s. edwards dd-950 in 1963-63, thanks agian jack

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Roland Moore 

rjm@moment.net

Location:
Kingsland, Texas 78639

Sunday, 12. October 2003 08:26 Host: mf2-189.moment.net


A wonderful, lasting tribute to the men, and memories of the Lowndes. The web site shows a lot of that four letter word--CARE!!

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Bill Dunbar 

dunbw@aol.com

Location:
Seattle

Monday, 22. September 2003 10:09 IP: 204.47.220.168


My Dad, who died 20 years ago -- ironically a day after the Lowndes was destroyed -- was a young doctor on the ship.

I have photos and a brief, incomplete autobiographical 'sketch' he
dictated to his secretary in 1982. It's pretty interesting stuff, the
recollections of a 63 year-old man on his times as an egotistical,
impatient 25 year-old doctor. He recollects some of the marines and
sailors he knew and/or treated, and even mentions watching the flag go
up on Suribachi. What's missing unfortunately is his account of
Okinawa. I remember asking him when in his life he was most frightened
and his answer was "at
Okinawa". I guess the ship and all the others
around it were under pretty heavy fire and I think I recall him saying
that the ship was a near casualty of a Kamikaze.

Anyway, I plan to make copies of the photos (some of the silliness
of the equatorial crossing shenanigans) and his recollections. I will
gladly add them to the stash of Lowndes memorabilia.

I'd love to hear from some of the sailors and/or marines who knew Dad. Mr.
Kautz remembers him and that made me feel great.

Thanks again to Mr. Brinkman for his hard work in putting and keeping this site together. I look
forward to further correspondence - maybe I'll attend a reunion as a
Dad's proxy.

My most heartfelt thanks to all of you vets out there!,

Bill

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Stuart Hyde 

stuarthyde@comcast.net

Location:
Just north of the
Golden Gate

Tuesday, 26. August 2003 17:02 IP: 12-213-153-38.client.attbi.com


I live in Corte Madera, CA, 8 miles North of S.F. I don't know the meaning of "ICQ"or I would have filled in that blank. I have been DEVOURING the Lowndes sites, and am totally in awe of what the two Brinkman's have done! Through these sites, I am rediscovering an incredibly important part my past, experiences that I thought had disappeared from this 80 year-old's memory. By the way, I am still teaching and am active in lots of other ways. I wish the same for my shipmates!

Stuart Hyde (Ensign on the Lowndes--rose all the way to (jg) before the Navy decided it no longer needed me to defend the Stars and Stripes! ((joke)).)

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Jeremy Brinkman 

dobrink@bellsouth.net

Location:
Columbia, SC

Monday, 25. August 2003 16:52 Host: adsl-154-157-134.cae.bellsouth.net


My Grandpa was on this Ship in the war.
I miss my Grandpa and Grandma.

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David Long 

hdlong@nysite.net

Location:
Genesco, NY

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 17:34 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes? Yes
How do you like the site? Rate it a 10.

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Bud Kautz 

REDLABELBUDDHA@aol.com

Location:
McHenry, IL

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 17:33 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes? Yes
How do you like the site? Rate it a 10.

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David Clark 

DClark@centuryfasteners.com

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 17:31 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Great Site......Thanks.

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John Ratomski 

 

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 17:30 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : No
What do you think of this site? : Excellent site, Very Well Done. A Great Tribute to the men and ship that are not forgotten!

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Russ Padden 

amphibs@rpadden.com

Location:
New York

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 17:24 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : No-Father on Neshoba
What do you think of this site? : Great site-have added links to it from my WWII Amphibs website. Was thrilled to see blueprints. Have been looking for them for a year. Russ Padden -webmaster Amphibious Force of WWII/USNTS Sampson at www.rpadden.com

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Mike 

mike@leesite.com

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:34 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : Father-in-Law James (Tex) Holderman
What do you think of this site? : What a great tribute. Mr.Holderman passed in 2000... I only wish I could have reviewed this material with him. So much history you have captured. He does have a lot of good pictures in a shoebox that I can scan and send.

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Authur Rauseo 

 

Location:
George Town, MA

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:33 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : Yes
What do you think of this site? : Exellent

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Angela Lewis Cavalier 

 

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:32 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Daughter of Sailor Tommy Lewis
Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : no, my father was
What do you think of this site? : It is absolutely wonderful and wish we had found it sooner!

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Kenneth Bull 

 

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:31 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : No
What do you think of this site? : My Father was Calvin Thomas Bull PhM2c. He died in May of 1992. According to my brother, who has also visited this website, he may have been friendly with Fred Brinkman

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Tom Richards 

trich4hm@hotmail.com

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:30 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : no
What do you think of this site? : my Uncle Norman was; my parents are Keith and
Lorraine Richards. I loved the personal account of the invasion as well as the pix. it was heart warming and tear jerking to read of the courage you all had and suffering you endured. thanks for sharing!!!

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Sam Gideon 

 

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:29 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : no
What do you think of this site? : My dad, Fred Gideon, served aboard the Lowndes.

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Louis Bull 

lbullpen@aol.com

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:29 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : No- My Father was on the Lowndes
What do you think of this site? : Great Site. My father was on the Lowndes (Calvin Thomas Bull). He passed away in 1992. He never talked about the War with me but after many years I am trying to learn as much as I can about his experiences (especially at
Iwo Jima and Okinawa). I have his

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Keith Richards 

richardskl1@cs.com

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:28 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : No
What do you think of this site? : I think you did a fantastic job in putting all of this together, and a great tribute to my brother, Norman. Thank you.

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Sharon Dickson 

pleyades@swbell.net

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:27 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : My Dad was.
What do you think of this site? : Wonderful site that will be appreciated by many. Thank you so much for all of your work.

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Don Lorenzi EM 1/c 

shirldon100@webtv.net

Location:
Des Plaines, IL

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:25 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : yes--from start to finish
What do you think of this site? : Great job-great idea. appreaciate the effort.

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Arthur L Wilson 

clipper@lvcm.com

Location:
-

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:21 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : Yes Boat Group Boat # 9
What do you think of this site? : I like this very much.I have talked with Bud in past. Have not been on line as I have been ill. Had 5 bypass and other other things after. Will be sending note to Bud. Art
Wilson

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William B. Thomas 

beetee@cncnet.com

Location:
Oroville, CA

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:19 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : yes
What do you think of this site? : I think it's great

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Joseph Freitas 

jfreit@eartulink.net

Location:
Gustine, CA

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:17 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : yes
What do you think of this site? : It was very well put together

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Clark Martin 

ClarkOM@aol.com

Location:
Richmond, VA

Wednesday, 20. August 2003 16:13 Host: adsl-212-84-241.cae.bellsouth.net


Were you on the Lowndes in WWII? : Yes-ComishtoDecomish
What do you think of this site? : Excellent - a great service to the crew and families. Thanks, David

 


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