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Thank you Earl for this fasinating web site. I ran into you, so to speak, by mistake and now it has become an interesting journey. My father-in-law and my father fought in the First World War, my father was in the medical dispatch in France. My uncle was killed in the First World War at 18 years old in the trenches in France. One more thing, my son-in-law's father was in the Canadian Navy in the 2nd World War. Needless to say, we appreciate the efforts and sacrifice of our American Armed Forces and you are included in our services on Rememberance Day/Veteran's Day. Thank you again Earl, for sending me all this information, and if you don't mind I shall be showing to my friends and family. Take care Madelene

Madelene Gill

burn-a-bee@home.com
Vancoouver , B.C. Canada - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 21:58:22 (PDT)

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My Brother-In-Law served on the USS Caperton in the mid to late 50's. He is currently living in New Hampshire and I would like to find some people that remember him. His name is Ed McGratty and he still tells me stories about his time on the Caperton. Please email me if you remember him, I want to get some names of some shipmates and surprise him.
Thanks....Bill Edwards (USS Saratoga 66-70)

Bill Edwards

hubshop@warwick.net
Blooming Grove, NY USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 18:10:10 (PDT)

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Thanks for keeping the memories alive. My father, Guy Long, served on the Caperton from the time it left Boston in 1943 to after the war in 1945. He was at the reunion in 1993 but was unable to attend in 1994. He died of cancer on Feb.2, 1995. Thanks for your web site, and thanks to all of you this Memorial Day, both living and gone, for your service to this country.

Paul Long

plong51@aol.com
Monroeville, PA USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 20:13:06 (PDT)

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Earl I wanted to drop a line to the crew to let them know
That the plans are Firmed up for the 2001 reunion. It will be in Phoenix Nov.8th to 11th at the airport Embassy Suites.
the details can be obtained from Robert Smithson at 3812 E.
Kachina drive in Phoenix AZ.85004. His e-mail is busibob@aol.com Phone 480-496-0705. If you do a site up date
please make this info a part of it.Keep up the great work
thanks for your effort Ted Speer RD3 1956//1958.

Ted Speer

tededpk@home.com
Edgewater Park, NJ. USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 17:49:08 (PDT)

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Earl
We have so much in common as far as out Navy life except
I was on a Cargo ship the USS Libra AKA-12. Our enlistments
were practically the same. I think I was at sea most of
the 3 years I served in WW-II all over the Pacific.
What a great Web site you have created.
Bobby Bowles

Charles R. (Bobby) Bowles

bbowles@home.com
Fort Worth, , TX USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 10:07:23 (PDT)

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Great site! Wonderful sharing. Makes me appreciate all over again the sacrifice and service that keeps America free. THANK YOU.

Linda

, Texas USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 12:28:25 (PDT)

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I served on the Caperton in 1957 - 1958 As EM3 with Tom Barron, Lee Curry and Paul Longen This site bring back some good memories, Thanks

Gust Meraklis

meraklis@epix.net
Parkesburg, PA USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 09:47:56 (PDT)

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Finally got the opportunity to really look over your web page. Most interesting; am sure shipmates enjoy reading your exploits aboard the Cape. Word of advice: keep it YOUR web page. Blow the whistle on encroachment. Keep up the good work.

Fred Bandy

fmabandy@juno.com
Jefferson, TX USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 07:54:49 (PDT)

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After an e-mail conversation with Earl regarding his excellent web site, he suggested that I place this request for information in the guestbook. My dad served on the USS CAPPS (DD 550) from 43 to 46 in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. I am looking for any information from any sailor regarding any duty they may have done with the CAPPS. I know she pulled picket duty off Okinowa with the USS EVANs and was involved in support and UDT duty in the Iwo Jimo invasion. I've found a history of the CAPPS on the DANFS pages but am looking for first hand knowledge of shipsmates from other ships. I would welcome the smallest detail. Thanks Earl, and thank you to anyone who might remember and pass on the information.

Aldo Napoletano

ANapoletano@aol.com, CT USA - Monday, March, 26, 2001 at 09:17:10 (PDT)

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Served on the cap 650 1956 to 1958 ended up EN2 been trying to find any one who remembers me. We played a lot of basketball.Also trying top find out where the ship ended up.Give me a e mail Stood watch in the engine room and was in a five inch mount on GQ Thanks

Bob (mac) Mc Cann

sixmicks@mailcity.com
Phila , pa USA - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 13:01:40 (PDT)

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SO3, Served with the sonar crew from Jan.1957__Jul.1957.Sat at the same station as guest (James Smith) before this entry. Suez crisis dragged me to sea after 2 years in Bermuda Sound Search Station. Just enough time for a Med cruise and learn what the real Navy was like.A beautiful ship, I would go back in a minute.

Rocco F. Monaco

rfm@juno.com
Winter Park, Fl. USA - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 22:12:15 (PDT)

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Email address changed from "libra1786@mpinet.net" to "libra1786@hotmail.com". I served aboard the USS Caperton from early 1952 until Jan. 1956 (SO3)

James D. Smith

libra1786@hotmail.com
DeLand, FL USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 17:53:05 (PDT)

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The military veterans who fought to preserve our freedom should be honored and respected for their service to our country. I am very grateful for people like Earl who remind us that our freedom should not be taken for granted. Earl turned 76 on Christmas Day. He is a very interesting, colorful man and I am proud to be his nephew.

Don Russell

dcrussell@home.com
Arlington, TX USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 23:20:48 (PDT)

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I was happy to find your web page. My father, Kenneth F. DeVor served on the Caperton during WWII. I know he would have enjoyed coming to any of the reunions. He died January 25, 1999. He told me so many sea stories when I was a kid. I never got tired of them and they lead me into the Navy after graduating high school. I was wondering if anyone remembers my dad? He was a "deck ape" (he always gave me hell for becoming a "snipe") from Bluefield, Va. You can e-mail me or write. Thanks

Dan DeVor

whvrs@aol.com
Bumpass, VA USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:24:56 (PDT)

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Nice work. It is just past remeberance day in the US. Think you guys call it Veterans Day. Thanks for the sacrifice. tt
terry tyner <ttyner@sympatico.ca>
Canada - Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 17:48:35 (PST)
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earl, A great site. Injoyed it very much. You did a very good job, old buddy...Charlie
charlie simonds <csimonds@webtv.net>
ft worth, tx USA - Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 14:42:48 (PDT)
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Hello. Nice page.
Otto <athalwolf@von.altenburg.as>
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 19:45:14 (PDT)
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This is just a great, great site! Glad I didn't wait to come and see it. Going to go look some more! -S
Shari Simonds <shari@viptx.net>
Victoria, TX USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 20:22:10 (PDT)
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Earl, My name is Jim and my dad George J. Leonardis served on the Caperton DD-650 during WWII. I spoke to Vernon Follett and he recommended I contact you. I have many photos of my dad and his friends at this time. I would the men in the photos would appreciate them or to be attached to your site for viewing. I also have my dad's diary while serving on the Caperton. Please contact me at your convienence at the above email address. Regards Jim Leonardis (son)
James Leonardis <jleonardis@ups.com>
Rockaway Twp., NJ USA - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 12:01:41 (PDT)
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Great site Earl......Attended the reunion in Bath...was great. Brought back a lot of good memories.Was my first reunion. Planning to attend the next. Served on the Caperton from 56 to 58. Well done Earl
jim cobery <lenox@mediaone.net>
berkley, ma USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 07:33:32 (PDT)
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Hi Earl Good Job on web site how about asking the crew who sign in to put their e-mail address at the end of their comments so they can be reached by former shipmates.I attended the reunion in Bath,thanks to Lee Curry and there are still severial crew members from 1956 to 1958 that he is trying to locate. Thanks for Your work Ted Speer tededpk@home.com
Ted Speer <tededpk@home.com>
Edgewater Park, NJ USA - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 06:57:37 (PDT)
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Hi Earl Good Job on web site how about asking the crew who sign in to put their e-mail address at the end of their comments so they can be reached by former shipmates.I attended the reunion in Bath,thanks to Lee Curry and there are still severial crew members from 1956 to 1958 that he is trying to locate. Thanks for tour work Ted Speer tededpk@home.com
Ted Speer <tededpk@home.com>
Edgewater Park, NJ USA - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 06:54:25 (PDT)
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Hi Earl,I was real glad to meet you at the reunion. It sure was a great one, my first, but not my last.I`m looking foeward to seeing all the gang next year.
Kneil girard <kcgirard@flash.net>
Rochester Hills, Mi USA - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 17:32:34 (PDT)
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Just wanted to say this was one of the best reunions so far and really enjoyed seeing everyone.
John Kalanta <dkalanta@aol.com>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 16:18:50 (PDT)
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hey unk, thanks for the information. this site will provide great material for the book, although i know that for the sake of younger audience members you did not include the raunchiest parts. don't worry, i won't leave them out of the book. we might even get a banned bestseller out of the deal. reading these stories and hearing the ones you have told me personally has given me a unique perspective on this time in our country's history that would be lost otherwise. in other words, great job. love and respect is due not only to you, but to all the men who gave their youth and, in too many instances, their lives for this country. it makes me realize and appreciate the luxury which the youth of today enjoy but often take for granted. keep it up.
drew <drewdad@mindspring.com>
athens, ga USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 19:49:25 (PDT)
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GREAT SITE, EARL! WELL DONE!! I SERVED ABOARD THE CAPERTON FROM MAY 54 THRU MAY 58 ALSO ATTENDED REUNION 2000 @ BATH,MAINE.
PAUL R. LONGEN < >
MINNEAPOLIS , MN. USA - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 11:09:12 (PDT)
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GREAT SITE, EARL! WELL DONE!! I SERVED ABOARD THE CAPERTON FROM MAY 54 THRU MAY 58 ALSO ATTENDED REUNION 2000 @ BATH,MAINE. SERVED
PAUL R. LONGEN < >
MINNEAPOLIS , MN. USA - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 11:08:00 (PDT)
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THanks for sending us the link to your website. It looks great. Thanks also for all the work you put into helping raise Nick, he has turned to be a pretty good guy!!!
Luz Ravelo <twins98@flash.net>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 17:57:02 (PDT)
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Recently had the please to receive correspondence from Earl which touched upon an important issue to me - pride in good service. Now, having visited this site, I understand more deeply why Americans like Earl hold these same values. Thank you Earl for the reminder.
J Keegan <jkeegan@plasplugsusa.com>
Lakewood, NJ USA - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 07:49:31 (PDT)
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WHAT A WONDERUL SITE.i'M THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN SIEMIANOWSKI (SN) WHO SERVED ON THE CAPERTON FROM MARCH 1956-JAN1960.I WISH HE WOULD HAVE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO ATTEND THE REUNION.HE DIED IN 1988 WAITING FOR A HEART TRANSPLANT.I NOW HOW SOME WONDERFUL INFO,ABOUT HIM AND HIS DAYS ON THE CAPERTON TO PASS ON TO MY CHILDREN.I'M ALSO LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME.THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS SITE AND I HOPE TO ATTEND AFUTURE REUNION.
NANCY SIEMIANOWSKI RING <DZYDUKE2WEBTV>NET>
GEORGETOWN, OH USA - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 15:11:53 (PDT)
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I've known Earl from when I was in the 4th grade and I am now thirty eight. When I was a child I would look at all his pictures of the war and wonder what it was like to be their, I would listen to the stories that he told with wide eyes, as he told of the adventures on the sea. As a child I still remember him talking about the bond he shared with the crew and the fun times. I can still see the sadness in his face when some personal thoughts crossed his mind during these stories, as exciting as they may of been for me to hear. I have grown up knowing Earl as one of the most loving and caring human beings I have ever meet. Thank God that such a good soul like Earl survied such a horrible war to come and do so much good for people. Like my Dad, Earl and all you very brave people who served, thank you.
Bradley S. Simons <barncat@pacbell.net>
Santa Cruz, CA USA - Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 00:05:29 (PDT)
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GREAT WEBSITE IN THE PAST 30 DAYS I HAVE LOCATED OVER 25 SAILORS WHO SERVED DURING 1958.I HAVE MADE THEM AWARE OF THE UPCOMMING REUNION AND MANY OF THEM PLAN TO ATTEND. I HAVE MY RESERVATIONS FOR 4 DAYS AND AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE GUYS. THANKS AGAIN
H. LEE CURRY <HLCMSC@AOL.COM>
CHARLOTTE, NC USA - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 06:37:27 (PDT)
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I spent a wonderful six weeks at Bath Maine waiting for Caperton..arrived at Boston with her..while on shakedown off Bermuda..received radiogram announcing birth of my son.Returned to Boston.. then to west coast to DD 559
Clarence (Jim) Seibel <cjsei@mpinet.net>
DeLand, Fl USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 10:44:28 (PST)
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Nice page Earl. Enjoy the stories. Keep up the good work.
James Wilson <jamesw@pokynet.com>
Pocahontas, AR USA - Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 20:14:11 (PST)
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Just read some of the comments other folks have left you and am a bit choked up. Wow!! You've certainly touched a lot of people. Am proud to call you my friend!!
Joy <joyintex@flash.net>
Euless, TTx. USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 16:36:40 (PST)
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Served on board the Caperton, as a boiler tender from early 1952 thru 1955.Still have the scrapebook from our world tour, many many memories. Great web site, will check back often. Thanks
Wallace W. Rice <Ricechek99@aol.com>
Glenburn, ME USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 15:13:13 (PST)
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Served on board the Caperton from 1952...1955 as a boiler tender#3. Enjoyed the time I spent on her,lots of memories. I still have the scrapebook from the world tour we took..sort of beat up..look forward to this years reunion.
Wallace W. Rice <Ricechek99@aol.com>
Glenburn, ME USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 12:10:31 (PST)
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Great job on the site. Brett I can't believe you did somthing as great as this. Pretty impressive. More old geasers should do stuff like this to show us young know it alls about the real history that we can't get in books or classrooms.
Shane Graishe <graishe@aol.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 14:24:23 (PST)
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A wonderful collection of stories and advertures!!! Quality detail and great pictures good job Brett & Earl!!
Brian Cox
merriam, ks USA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 10:44:45 (PST)
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Earl, I enjoyed looking at your efforts. I hope to see you at the reunion, and when I get around to it I will send you a snail-mail. I'll tell Frances I saw the web site.(U.S.S. Caperton 1942-1945)
George Muncie <nmb2@netdoor.com>
Raymond, MS USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 15:15:52 (PST)
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Mr. Hawkins, it was a pleasure and a learning experience talking with you the other night when you called AT&T for technical support for your internet access. I consider myself the lucky one in that I was the one that took your call. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for what you, your countrymen and women, and those from my home country of Canada did to protect and preserve not only our peace, but also instill in us the need to continue striving forward. We have learned, from your examples, that at no time can we ever let our guard down, for it is then that in that complcency that the horrors that brought the Great War, WWII, Korea, The Gulf War, and many other conflicts will surface again. Thank you again Sir for sharing your web site with me. I do honestly enjoy reading on the real life accounts of those that served us all so bravely and proudly.
Robert Mark <rsamark@escape.ca>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 22:39:25 (PST)
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My dad, George, proudly served aboard the Caperton. I hope and pray that he will be able to attend the next reunion. God bless you and all who served in the Pacific during WWII.
Naomi Muncie Bates <nmb2@netdoor.com>
Philadelphia, MS USA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 14:19:34 (PST)
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Earl, Great job on putting the site together. I was aboard USS Caperton as WT 3 from 1944-1946. I look forward to seeing you at Bath, Maine in the summer
Willard Winters <meeder4@altavist.com>
Linton, IN USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 19:09:34 (PST)
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My dad, George, served on the Caperton during the last part of WWII. Growingup, we heard many stories of the life and action aboard ship. Although I never served, I am thankful for all of the men that served and gave their all in the military. Thank you for your effort to keep the memory alive.
Joel Muncie <jmuncie@pcola.gulf.net>
Pace, Fl USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 17:04:06 (PST)
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Great finding your website about the Caperton. A former crew member from early 1952 until Jan. of 1956.
James D. Smith <Libra1786@cs.com>
DeLand, FL USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 18:29:24 (PST)
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Cool site Earl.
Andrew Rousch <arousch@home.com>
TX USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 12:49:02 (PST)
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Dear Uncle E.G., Reading your site makes me appreciate what you guys did for us. I had never really thought about what war veterans went through. Thanks so much for making it available for us to read--very impressive. That took a lot of work. It will give my kids an appreciation, also--I'll be sure to have them read it.
Sherry Varner <sherry@millenniumteam.com>
Lake Jackson, TX USA - Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 08:37:58 (PST)
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Thanks so much for a great job, Earl. It brings back many great memories.
Joe Tilson <jltilson@lcs.net>
Morristown , Tn. USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 05:20:04 (PST)
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Great job!!!! Grandpa Earl, Earl was the one that talked me into going into the Navy. Desert storm Vet.90-94,USS Puget Sound AD-38, Norfolk VA. I had a great time while I was In. Navy men do it better!!!
Mark Hereford <mark_hereford@i2.com>
Irving, Tx USA - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 07:49:46 (PST)
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Very nicely done. I served aboard USS Capterton from 1954-1957 as an RM3. Looking forward to seeing you soon
Richard M. Trauschke <rtrausch@javanet.com>
New Braintree, MA USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 08:47:18 (PST)
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My dear childhood friend, Frank McEldowney, served as a radarman on the Caperton. He was proud to have done so but spoke rarely of the ship's exploits. He earned quite a few battle stars while aboard and would have loved to share your reunions. Mac passed away about 3 yrs. ago, small in stature, but brave of heart! He was the best football player in his youth, pound for pound, in the Phila. area. Thank you for the opportunity to join your website.
Dave Rosania (AF-29) <Graffiasdunes@aol.com>
Phila , PAMy d USA - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 12:32:52 (PST)
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Very munch enjoyed reading about the adventures on the Caperton. William Banks Caperton would have been proud.
Billy Lee Caperton <kazbah@swbell.net>
Claremore, Ok USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 17:43:07 (PST)
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Thanks guys; made in U.S.A-tested in Japan
Walt Gray <super_44_mag@hotmail.com>
Laurel, Ms. USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 16:34:45 (PST)
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pretty DAMN good uncle E.G. VERY IMPRESSIVE KEEP IT UP
jamey cooley
laurel, ms USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 18:12:36 (PST)
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most favorite nephew ----God save the Queen.
Walt Gray
USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 18:39:54 (PST)
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Dear uncle, So far, so good. I didn't know you had been through so much. In other words, I like your web site. Sincerely Michael Gray
Michael Gray <super_44_mag@hotmail.com>
Laurel, Ms. USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 18:30:19 (PST)
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Earl, nice site. your life sure has some great stories. take care.
richard <runningtrees@hotmail.com>
euless, tx USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 07:42:03 (PDT)
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Hey Earl, You did a good job on this, very interesting. Russell
Russell McElyea <rrmcelyea@excite.com>
Stephenville, Tx USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 13:38:33 (PDT)
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My husband, Raymond Shannon Brown died November 1998 and I notified Don Bunch just before Don died. Ray served on the Caperton in WW11. I only wish Ray could have lived to see your Web page. It is great... Thank you.
Helen L. Brown <RBrown1194>
Henryetta, OK USA - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 21:04:30 (PDT)
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May God bless you and the other men who have fought for our country. I've really enjoyed reading your accounts.
Stephen Harless <sharless@flash.net>
Waxahachie, TX USA - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 20:09:52 (PDT)
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Great job Earl.I served aboard the Caperton from March,1951 to June,1954.Would like to see some articles about the Korean conflict.---Keep up the good work.
Robert W.Emory <rwemory@buggs.net>
South Hill, Va USA - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 19:27:20 (PDT)
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Great Web page! I enjoyed all the comments. I served abored the Caperton May 1957 thru late 1958, SP3. I would enjoy hearing from some of the gang. I`m sorry but I can`t make the reunion this year. Have had soom health problems.
Kneil Girard <kcgirard@flash.net>
Rochester Hills, Mi USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 17:58:13 (PDT)
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Great Job on the site. Glad to see so many responding to it and nice to read about the Caperton. Was on from 52 - 56.
John Kalanta <Dkalanta@aol.com>
Grand Rapids , MI USA - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 19:07:18 (PDT)
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Earl, thanks for the link! I am very impressed!
David O. Poss <david.poss@wilcom.com>
Helena, MT USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 08:52:55 (PDT)
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Dear sir: Thanks for such a wonderful web-site to view the ship my grandfather, Howard Chrisman, served on in WWII. I also enjoyed reading the battle summaries. I am looking foward to any updates you make to this site.
David H. Chrisman <regalmold@michianatoday.com>
LaGrange, IN USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 10:14:59 (PDT)
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Earl, like everyone else has said, you did a very good job on your web site. After looking over the contents it made me wish I could have served on the Caperton. Best wishes in the days ahead.
Chuck Hudlow <chuck@iadfw.neet>
Mesquite, TX USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 06:42:39 (PDT)
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Will leave future message soon.
Bernard " Gashouse " <Gashouse>
La Puente, CA USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 15:31:07 (PDT)
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Uncle Earl...I'm impressed. But knowing you all these years, I've been impressed with you many times.
Matt <jenafree@gte.net>
Grapevine, TX USA - Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 17:35:45 (PDT)
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Keep up the fighting, and writing. I have seen you fight a few wars and it was not with the Japs. Gotto remember you have been my grandpa since I was a little boy. Love\Kelly
Kelly Farris
Euless, Tx USA -
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I would like to complement you on your accomplishment. I like this site!!!
Luke <lukeg@tcac.net>
Walnut Ridge, AR USA -
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Great job you old redneck! Thanks for staying in contact. I appreciate the phone calls and correspondence. Merle
Merle Crain <Wallace@Worldfront.com>
Bremerton, WA USA -
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Very good job Hawk. Wish that I could build a site like yours. This will be around for a long time, and I am sure that you might just find some old shipmates that have been lost. Keep up the good work, and I will stop by before too long. Guess that you are at your reunion in April 1999-Enjoy!!!!
Russell Stephens <rdsada1@worldnet.att.net>
Euless, TX USA -
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Great site.I served aboard from 58 to 60.Worked as an EM3 & decomissioned DD650 in Portsmouth,Va. Would like to hear more sea stories.Hope to be at the 99 reunion,my first. Bob
Bob Keane <bkea1@juno.com>
Rumson, N.J. USA -
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I'm sure a lot of work went into this web site. We appreciate what you have done and have "bookmarked" it to stay up to date on Caperton news and events.
Lester Wadel <lasainte@mail.cvn.net>
Gettysburg, PA USA -
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My husband is recovering in a nearby hospital. I can't wait to tell him of your site. I know he has plenty of stories to match these. I never tire of hearing them. Thanks
Walter I Rodgers <rodgersjh@islc.net>
Beaufort, SC USA -
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All of my respect goes out to those of you who served in the Caperton during times that were not so good. My service aboard was from late 1957 through her decommissioning in 60. As late as 62 I was able to go to the base at Little Creek VA. and show her off to my new wife before they cut her up. I seem to remember some bad times but all in all my memories of the Caperton are like the memories of a lost love. All I can see is; her in her best dress and under the best conditions. I probably will not be able to make the reunion in the fall but if all goes well and I retire next year I intend not to miss the next one.
John Mecolick <mecolick@yahoo.com>
Torrance , CA USA -
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Just received notice of 99 reunion in Florida. If possible, will be there. Saw info on your site. Really nice job! I served on the Caperton from july 53 through July 57 as IC Electrician. This brings back memories of my times on that good old ship. Not as exciting as yours, Thank God. Keep up the good work and God Bless you.
Neil R. Kepner <nkepner@csrlink,net>
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Served on the USS Caperton from Sept. 1951 thru June, 1955, as Rm3. I am very proud of serving on this great ship with so many great shipmates. Earl, this is a grwat start for all the shipmates that can brows the internet, to keep informed of the goings on on our ship. Keep up the good work.
Roland (Gus) Huard <winslow@neca.com>
Mansfield Ctr., CT USA -
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GREAT JOB !!!!!
BILL OSMAN <TOOLMANOZ@AOL.COM>
ALLEN PARK, MI USA -
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Radarman..2ND class....onboard the Caperton 1943-1946 Good job Earl...Hope to see you at the reunion.
John Zannotti <Misty524@aol.com>
Auburn, MA USA -
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I was on the Caperton from 1956 to 1959 as a beanburner cssn. I enjoyed what you have done, you got a 4.0 from me. Thanks I will be at the ships reunion in 99 Dave Fogg
David l. Fogg U.S.N., Ret <Rvfog@aol . con>
Christmas , Fla USA -
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My husband is recovering from liver transplant and served abroard from Dec.'57 to Aug.'59. Will be there in thoughts recovering very well
Richard A. Daisley <kdai123@concentric.net>
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My husband is recovering from liver transplant and served abroard from Dec.'57 to Aug.'59. Will be there in thoughts recovering very well
Richard A. Daisley <kdai123@concentric.net>
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My husband is recovering from Liver transplant but know he will be there in thoughts for the reunion. Served aboard from
Richard A. Daisley <kdai123@concentric.net>
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Just Checking in to say hello. Served during the korean disturbance. 52 to 54 . ET gang
Stanley S Stiver <sstiver@acnet.net>
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good to hear from ya Floyd
F.C. Parker <csparker@uswest.net>
Los Lunas , NM USA -
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My dear Earl!! What interesting reading! Hope you'll keep adding to it! Photos are absolutely wonderful. The text is both touching and fun. Brett did a pretty good job, too. Matter of fact, he came by the house this morning to help me find this. :-) Whatever would we do without him?? This will be fun to show to my grandkiddos. Congrats. Job well done.
Joy Langston <joyintex@flash.net>
Euless, TX USA -
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Good stuff Earl, I really did enjoy it. Brings back memories.
rex kitchen <rkitchen@shl.com>
euless, tx USA -
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NICE SITE YOU OLD SEA GOAT
PHIL HAWKINS <WE DO'N NEED NO STINKIN EEEK MAILS>
KELLER, TX USA -
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Outstanding job. Don is right. You do need to do a Hawkins page.
Andy Davis
Auburn, Al USA -
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Former crew member from mid 1957 to start of decommission in jan of 1960. Left ship in march of 1960.Assigned to 1st division in charge of boatswain locker.Hope to hear from other crew members. Please keep me informed of other reunions, since I unfortunately missed the 1997 and 1998.
Robert Chipman
Mahopac, NY USA -
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Checking out your website! I'll come to see you soon.
Darin <whiteman@star-telegram.com>
Burleson, TX USA -
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Cool job!
Debbie Winford <DJLWin@AOL.com>
Euless, TX USA -
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HELLO UNC, THANKS FOR THE HISTORY LESSON. YOU DID A GREAT JOB. WHAT'S NEXT??? THE HISTORY OF THE HAWKINS & WAYNE COUNTY???
DON RUSSELL <drussel1@flash.net>
ARLINGTON, TX USA -
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Earl, Brett did a nice job for you. The content that you provided him looks great. Keep in touch. Let us know when you plan on coming for visit. Terry
Terry & Patti Cox <t&pcox@gte.net>
Mukilteo, WA USA -
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EARL, I'M IMPRESSED!!!!!!!! THIS IS GREAT STUFF!!!!!!! YOU TWO HAVE OUT DONE YOUSELVES.... I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A LONG TIME TO READ THIS..... AGAIN....HELL OF A JOB!!! AND THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES.
GREG <BINDERBOSS@AOL.COM>
MEMPHIS, TN USA -
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Muy bueno, Mr. Hawkins. Keep up the good work!
Tim Hayden <thayden@dallas.net>
Dallas, TX USA -
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Great job. Thanks for a little history from some of us who came after.
Al Sardinha MR3 (56-58) <SirenSongALS@Juno>
Somerset, Ma USA -
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Unc: Good job and very interesting. I remember seeing some of the photos when I was a little guy.
Charles Bell <BellHaven@erols.com>
Spotsylvania, Va USA -
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Earl You have a great web site.I enjoyed the look back from your view of a young man in battle and the older man remembering it so vividly. The pictures are great.Search your memories well I know you must have more to share. We will all be awaiting your next entry. Pat&Willie
Ralph W. <Pat10w@aol.com>
Hurst, TX USA -
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Good site Old Man, Good writting to. Brett done good on his part.
Dale I Litchfield SR <dalesr@brightok.net>
Disney, OK USA -
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Earl, your site looks great! Wow!
The Sax Posse King <saxposse@gte.net>
Pullman, WA USA -
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Pretty cool Earl.
Garry King <gsking@infohwy.com>
Houston, TX USA -
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Brett sure did a good job for you old fool.
E. Hawkins <ehawkins@home.net>
Euless, tx USA -
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