RADER, Bryan - Fayetteville, PA 64-67 #127 mail
*** ETN2 - OE Division, repaired radio and navigation equipment.
^^^ Married Tomoko (Aramaki) Rader in January, 1966. Retired January, 1986 as ETCM.
RAINS, Keith - Denver, CO 74-76 #434 mail
*** MU3 - Com7Flt Band
^^^ Two wonderful kids and an ex-wife on speaking terms. Work at Denver VA hospital as an Infection Control Practitioner
RAKERS,David - Quincy. IL 67-69 #1294 mail
*** BMSN - side cleaned, ran gear locker, 3rd division deck force. stood port starboard watches in nam in 5 inch magazine.
^^^ Now work in seed sales, grass and pasture. Like to golf, umpire baseball and bowl.
RAMBO, James - Carpentersville, IL 69-73 #457 mail
*** FTM2 - FM Division, Weapons Control.
^^^ Now Lead Engineer for Motorola Cellular Division. Navy training sure came in handy!
RAMSEY, Everett M. Jr. - Otisville, MI 68-71 mail
*** MM3 - Forward Engine Room and Aft Generators
^^^ Currently work for Delphi Automotive (G.M.) in Flint and married a Japanese from Yokosuka. We have 4 children.
RASOR, Doug - Dallas, TX 69-72 #1125 mail
*** RD2 - OW Div - Did “Electronic Warefare” Data collection. Had LOTS of great friends; probably was closest to Dennis Jerke (OW Div), Benny Baker (OW), Keith Schmeding (OW) Jim Jenkins (RM), Dennis Buteau (RM) and Howard Swindle (RM)
^^^ VP Marketing for Texas Instruments (Semiconductor Division), Still married to my childhood sweetie (lived with me in Yokusuka), One son (born in Yokosuka), three grandkids
RAWLING, Dean - Everett, WA 76-78 #517 mail
REASONS, Charles - Crowley, TX 70-72 #1199 mail
*** CPL - Marine Guard Detatchment under Capt J.D. Chase and V. Adm Mack
RECTOR, D. - Plano, TX 75-77 #448 mail
*** Lance Corporal - Marine Detachment
^^^ Presently retiring from US Navy after 20 years service and moving to Plano from New Orleans.
RECTOR, D.C. - CA, 73-75 #153 mail
*** CPO - Com7Flt Communications Frequency Manager.
REECE, Lanny "Towbar" - 75-76 #511 mail
*** AE3 - Blackbeard One crew
^^^ I have PD, don't do much
REEVES, Dennis R. - Torrance, CA 72-75 #283 mail
*** EN2 - A Div Steam Heat, Boat Shop, Gas Turbine; Retired in 1995 as CWO4
^^^ Now SOCAL Maint Mgr for Alamo/National Car Rental. Married 30 years to Hiroko. Daughter Patty carrying 1st grandchild; son Neal passed on in Oct 2003
REIFINGER, Glenn "Fingers" - Monroe, CT 74-76 #418 mail
*** OS3 - OI and OW Divisions
^^^ Married, 3 children, live & work in CT, E-mail if you can
REIMINK, Mike - Belmont, MI 76-78 #219 send mail
RENARD, Edward E - Jessup, GA 77-79 mail
*** GMG3 - FG Div, 5" mount
^^^ Loving life in South Georgia
RENO, Michael 'Mike' - Lakewood, CO 71-73 mail
*** SK3 - S1 Div - best buddies were Tom Wheelus, Jim Taylor, Tom Wheelus, Bob Mandt & Al Kampanga
^^^ I'm a retired Systems Analyst from the US Government Bureau of Reclamation. I'm married with 3 daughters and 1 granddaughter
RENSTROM, Ray - Victorville, CA 64-66 #1090 mail
*** EN3 - Worked in after engine room - I remember chief Thomas, Hardcastle and his brother & Jess Ludwig. On service connected disability
^^^ Married 31 yrs with 2 great sons Tim + Will. Heavily involved with Pointman, a vets group
RENVILLE, Tim, Bremerton, WA 74-76 #160 mail
*** BM2 - 3rd & 4th Divisions, coxswain 7th Fleet barge.
RETSLAFF, James - Waupaca WI 68-71 #1297 mail
*** MMFN - I worked in the forward engine room. I reported aboard in late Aug 1968 or early Sep 1968. I went back to the states for basic propulsion engineering school in the summer of 1969 After school I returned to the ship until the summer of 1971 when my duty station was changed to the USS Lang in Long Beach.
REX, Jerry - Yorba Linda, CA 70-71 mail
*** LT(jg) - FM Division Officer, CIC Watch Officer
^^^ Married, 2 sons, Commercial Insurance Manager
REYNOLDS, Joseph D. - Spring, TX 69-71 #409 mail
*** YN3 - Engineering Log Room, Xferred to Fleet Reserve in '92 as YNCS.
^^^ I am currently a Navy Junior ROTC instructor at Spring High School, Spring Texas, just N of Houston. Met my wife Merle in Manilla while on the Okie. We have 4 children & 2 grandchildren
RHYNE, Allie - Georgetown, TX 66-68 mail
*** GMM3 - Ultimately retired as a Major in the Marine Corps
^^^ Lived in Tulsa, OK for 12 yrs until Cathy & I retired for good. We live in Sun City, TX where we golf, travel, spoil the grandkids and just have fun
RICE, Clive E. - Roanoke, VA 64-65 #498 mail
*** PC2 - Postal Clerk
^^^ Retired as DPC in '81. Married Betty (Phillips) in 1977. Enjoy Civil War history.
RICE, Dave - Fargo, ND 70-73 mail
*** QM3 - Navigation Division, retired December 99 as QMCS
RICE, Roger A - Park Ridge, IL 63-67 #01026 mail
^^^ Born in Greenville, TN, lived in Marshall, NC. Moved to Il in June 67 after Navy. Married with four children age 32, 29, 27 and 25. I own an insurance agency.
RICH, Bill - Hayward, CA 76-78 #163 mail
*** OS2 - OI Division
RICHARDSON, Bill "Rich" - Scobey, MT 74-76 #495 mail
*** CTO1 - Attached to C7Flt Intelligence
^^^ Now retired doing drug testing for a Gov't Contractor. Still single
RICHARDSON, Joe - Jermyn, PA 86-90 #1151 PLANKOWNERmail
*** MM2/SS now CM - 10yr broken service and deploying in '06 as a Navy Seebee, points unknown. Apparently no one showed a-gang where the computer connects to the wall sockets. Holy rusted metal, god bless that hull if it still sinks and floats right. Hey to Stern, Riggs, Herminio Hernandez, Palmerton, Randy Browning & Stoner, steer clear of plankowners selling real estate. My little sis Mrs Dennis just certified as a reactor operator, all aft types be aware and take care.
^^^ I am currently working for Lockheed/Dayzim as an electronics supervisor at Tobyhanna, Pa, divorced, living with my son, Shane, 13
RIDDELL, Jack - Spring Valley, CA, 75-76, mail
*** WO2 - Maintenance Officer foe Talos Missile System and Asst. FM Div. Officer. Retired Nov. 76 as CWO3
RIGBY, Ervin C. - Imperial Beach, CA 70-72, mail
*** BM1 -3rd Division LPO
RINGLEE, Neil - Apple Valley, CA, 72-74 #1367 mail
*** SGT USMC - Com7flt -Referred by Sgt Tommy Eidson (best battle bud)
^^^ Retired Marine. I hunt and fish to justify my existence.
RIPPBERGER, Randy - Traverse City, MI 75-78 #106 mail
*** RM2 - CR Division, Watch Supervisor - Retired 1993 as RMCS(SW)
RIVERA, Joe - Buena Park, CA 63-66 mail
*** FTM3 - FM Div, SPG-49 radar tech
ROARK, Allen - Brandon, MS 69-71 mail
*** RM2 - Watch Supv, Tech Control Com7Flt. Best buddy was Wes Dix
^^^ Married and working in auto sales and leasing; serve on my Church Council and play bass in our Celebration Band
ROBERSON, Eldon W. - Norco, CA 60-62 #329 mail
*** FTM1 - Division Petty Officer and Weapons Control Station Maintenance Petty Officer - first PO to report to pre-commissioning detail in San Diego
^^^ Married 35 years with 3 children and two grandchildren. Retired after 38 years in the Navy, 9 active and the rest as Weapons Systems Analyst
ROBERTS, Bob - Enid, OK 68-71 #1374 mail
*** BMSN - Bosnia
ROBERTS, Ellis "Robbie" - Conyers, GA 68-70 #294 mail
*** FTCM (USNR-Ret) - FM Division, Talos Weapons System test conductor and AN/SPG 49B Radar Maintenance
^^^ Now work at A.T.&T. Technology Center in Georgia
ROBERTS, Stephen - Mishawaka, IN 73-76 mail
*** HT3 - Hull Technician, R-Division, Carpenter Shop
ROBERTS, William A - 59-64 #1282 mail
*** CS3 - served on board from recommissioning at Hunter Point until Jan 20 1964. Commissary[ships cook] 3rd class. Had too many friends to name.
^^^ - Today retired and holding on to some great memories I will never forget. Thanks for a excellent website remembering a gallant lady.
ROBERTSON, Raymond A. "Robbie" - Waterbury, CT 74-77 #463 mail
*** BT3 - Machinist
^^^ Married, six children
ROBINSON, Richard "Robby" - San Bernardino, CA 68-73 mail
*** RD1 - OI Division LPO
^^^ Married 32 years, with 2 kids, 1 grown & 1 almost grown
ROBINSON, Sam - 75-76 #1363
ROCCO, Robert - Hollywood, CA 77-79 mail
*** GMG2 - 5" mount & 6" turret crew. (Who says 6 inches ain't enough?) Had a great time on the 'Okie Boat'.
^^^ I've been self employed for the last 20 years - custom painting and pinstriping. The job's fun, but my boss is a jerk. No overtime pay, and I can't call in sick. Hey, kinda sounds like the Navy! Carry on!
ROCKEY, Richard - 64-65 #01047 mail
*** ADJ3 - Helo crew HU-1 Det-1 Japan
ROCKWELL, Dennis C. - Warner Robins, GA 72-73 mail
*** SKSA - Slept in the Cooks Quarters since it was near the Drystores
^^^ Medical Retirement - Married 3 times, 7 kids, 3 grandkids.
ROE, Russell A - Rio Rancho, NM 68-71 #1185 mail
*** SH2 - I started as an SK but switched to ships serviceman early on. I was the ships Tailor and Dry Cleaning Plant Operator, Ships Store Clerk plus other jobs. My best buddies were John Vogt, Dale McMinn, R.J. "SKI" Nadolski and all of the SKs and SH guys
^^^ Now retired "Building Contractor." My wife is Elisa and I have 1 son & 3 grand children. Would love to hear from any old shipmates that I had a drink with or got a tattoo with
ROGER, Ivan Dale - Pensacola, FL 60-62 mail
*** PN3 - X Div, buddies with Dennis Mahoney
^^^ Wife Kathleen, 6 children, 3 grand. Work for Defense & Finance Ctr and will retire Dec 03
ROGERS, Alton - Marysville, WA 71-73 #392 mail
*** CPO - Com7Flt Staff Logistics, Now retired in Marysville, Washington with over 46 years service in Navy military & Navy civil service.
^^^ My wife and I are retired and living where our son-in-law is a police officer, so we can be near our three grandchildren.
ROGERS, Jeff - Pittsburg, PA 72-73 mail
*** SN - OL Division
^^^ Retired E9 in 95. Married to Ken Schrader's sister, who also retired from the Navy. My father and another brother-in law also retired from USN. Now retired from UPS - don't want to over-do it in my old age
ROGERS, Olice Ray "Newbreed" - Rio Vista, TX 68-71 #539 mail
ROGERS, Ron - Denton, MD 1969-71 #551 mail
*** CTO3 - Attached to Com7Flt - same bearth as the band.
^^^ Worked for D.O.D., Raytheon and Honeywell. Still work for DOD at Naval Research Labs in Wash, DC. My son is now in the Navy, married and stationed at Norfolk as an Aviation ET.
ROSE, Joe - Aiea, HI 73-75 #1117 mail
*** SM3 - Best pals were SMC Crosby + SMC Hightower. Retired 1995
^^^ Great ship!
ROSE, Thomas A. - Rochester Hills, MI 60-63 #570 mail
*** MT2 - 5th Division, Missile Test Room. Retired after 22 years as CWO3.
^^^ Now work as an Electronics Buyer for an Automotive Supplier.
ROSEMA, Gary - Waukesha, WI 70-73 #1355 mail
*** OS3 OI Division, Rotated through Radars, Radio Nets, Bridge, NavPlots, PRC25, & Olongapo City.
^^^ Working for the Risk Control Group of a large insurance company. Married with 2 dogs and no kids. Hobbies reduced to 3: motorcycles, guitars and tennis.
ROSSITER, Jeffrey Allen - Rock Cave, WV 77-79 #1218 mail
*** SN - 4th Div Boat Crew
ROTHMIER, Gordon - Arvada, CO 70-74 #238 mail
*** SM2 - CS Division
ROWE, Jack - MA 69-72 #591 mail
*** CTR2 - Com7Flt Communications Intelligence
^^^ Married with three kids 16, 21 & 24. Now a securities specialist on the Boston Stock Exchange.
ROWLANDS, Richard - Milwaukie, OR 64-67 #207 mail
*** RD3 - OI Division, Radar Gang
RUBIN, Morton S. - Newton, MA 44-46 PLANKOWNER #388 mail
*** Lieutenant - CIC, formerly on the Corry, DD463(43-44)
RUDDER, Charlie H. - San Ysidro, CA 75-78 mail
*** GMGC - Leading PO, FG Division
RUDE, Gerald L. "Bug" - Cottage Grove, MN 71-74 #501 mail
*** BT2 - Forward fireroom
^^^ Married Deb and have two wonderful children, Leianna(14) and Daniel(10). Now work for US Postal Service
RUSCIN, T.J. - Eau Claire, WI 77-79 #260
*** BT - Foreward Fire Room, Engine Room
RYAN, Denny - Iowa City, IA 71-74 mail
*** LT(jg) - Communications Watch Officer attached to Com7Flt Staff
^^^ Now a computer programmer with Metavante Corp working from home
RYAN, Dr. Joe - 72-74 #1189 mail
^^^ Had a great time running the honcho....drop me a line if my name rings a bell....raised 4 girls and a boy...still remember a little Nihongo..ki o
RYEL, Glen W III - 67-68 #1179 mail
*** SN - S1 Div (My father Glen, SHCS, was in charge of S3 Div)
^^^ Would like to find any buddy in my division during 67-68. Also went VietNam with 2 shipmates from S-1 Division one was Baker SK3 don't remember other shipmates name