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BUMBAUGH, Jeffrey L. - Larwill, IN 78-79 mail
*** RMSR - CR Division - Ret 6/97 as RM1

CORBIN, Mark A - Lafayette, IN 78-Decom mail
*** PN3 - Back to USS Blue Ridge after Decom, then to Panama City, FL
^^^ Widowed, wife Janice passed away Nov 27, 2003. Four kids, 8 grandchildren, and one on the way. 3rd shift Area Manager of the Heat Treat Department of Fairfield Manufacturing here in Lafayette, IN.

COX, Merlin D. - IN 73-76 mdcblc@link2000.net
*** HT2 - R Division
^^^ President of Plumbing HVAC Co. Married 20 years with 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

ELBAOR, Raymond K. - Griffith, IN, 1977-78, elbaorrk@bp.com
*** BTFN - Foreward Boiler Room, Ist Division

^^^ After running boilers in the Navy, I got a Stationary Engineer's License and went to work at AMOCO's Whiting Refinery. Been here 23 years. Married with two kids.

FAIRCHILD, Mel - Nineveh, IN, 1971-73, fairchild@taylor-bros.com
*** PO3

FRAISER, Michael - South Bend, IN 94-95 #1265 mail
*** MM2(SS) - Nuclear Operator (M-Division) Buddies are Andre Gerrard, Jim Hazen
^^^ Now an Industrial Engineer, married with 2 daughters. Home town was Grand Blanc, Michigan. Enjoy hunting and fishing.

GRAHAM, Ralph - Camby, IN, 77-79, otto58@prodigy.net
*** BTFN - Never made Master Chief but still steaming as Master Mechanic at a hospital (18 years).

HANNON, Michael J. - Indianapolis, IN, 75-76, carnito@earthlink.net
*** CTO3 - Com7Flt Staff. Retired from Navy 31 July 99 after 25 memorable and exciting years.
^^^ Relocated here from Tucson, AZ Now National Sales Manager for a National Cabling Services Company.

HARRITT, Tom - Fairland, IN, 65-67, tomharritt@gateway.net
*** Lance Corporal - USMC Security and 5"38 Gun Mount
^^^ Married 20 years to 3rd wife. 2 daughters 4 grandchildren. Working for Clark Forklift dealer in Indianapolis.

IRVIN, Larry R. - Griffith, IN 61-62 #1353 mail
*** RMSN - I am Larry R Irvin, RM3 (536 3319),was graduated from Oliver P Morton HS in Hammond, IN June, 1959 and joined the US Navy on June 20, 1959. Attended 'boot camp' at Great Lakes, IL; sent to Class A Radio School in Norfolk, VA then assigned to NAS Corpus Christi, TX until March 1961.

Next duty assignment sent me to Long Beach, CA and served aboard the USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) from about 3/61 to 9/62. She was just finishing the 'shakedown cruise' and preparing to become the Flagship of the 7th Fleet.

We set sail for Japan approximately Dec. 1, 1961, stopped in Hawaii for a ceremony with the Gold Star Mothers aboard on Dec. 7, 1961 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the bombing. We arrived at Yokosuka, Japan approximately Dec. 12th, 1961(?) and relieved the Heavy Cruiser USS St Paul(CA-73) and commenced our duties as Flagship of the 7th Fleet.

We participated in a SEATO operation somewhere between Okinawa and Japan. We visited many cities in the Far East; Took 7 days for R&R in Hong Kong, visited the Philippines during the tenure of President Diosdado Pangan Macapagal. We were relieved as flagship of the 7th Fleet by USS Providence (CLG-6) on 5/26/1962 and returned to Long Beach on 6/12/1962.

I was Honorably discharged on 9/20/1962 in Long Beach, CA. Best friends were: Larry D Morey from Cheyenne, WY, Larry D Grant from Lincoln, NE and our top 1st Class was Larry H VanGerpen from Walnut Creek, CA. The OR Division Officers were: Ens. Edward A. Fritz and Ltjg Claude K. Chappelear.

Married Mary L Keith on 5/23/1964; son Gregory A Irvin was born on 5/1/68 and daughter Paula M (Toren) Irvin was born on 9/25/1970 (my birthday present).

I have an email contact, Gene Woody, who also served on the Okie Boat at a later time now living in Arkansas. This is as much as I can remember at age 71. Whew....my head hurts - 'Anchors away my boy.....'

KIRK, Richard D - Kokomo, IN 77-79 mail
*** Sgt - Marine Detatchment
^^^ Currently flying a helicopter for Indianapolis Colts Football Team. Retired (23 yrs) helo pilot for Indiana State Police

KOENIG, James Mark - Bicknell, IN 70-71 send mail
*** SM Striker - 3rd Division Deck Force

KOOP, Donald - Fort Wayne, IN 68-73 send mail
*** GMM2 - Talos Missile System

LANE, James - Fort Wayne, IN 75-77 send mail
*** RM3

LAPKE, Tom - Camby, IN 61-62 #1129 mail
*** MM2 - came from the USS COLLETT DD730 as MM3

McDONOUGH, Thomas J - Schererville, IN 70-72 #1198 mail
*** SN - Shipboard OL Div / Lookout/ CIC Room
^^^ Today IBM Retired. Raising + Showing / Field Trialing Bird Dogs, Brittanys. Have one Champion ShowDog working on his Field Trial Championship. Working on 2nd Dog show Championship

MORROW, Steven J - Valparaiso, IN 77-79 #1107 mail
*** GMM3 - Talos Missile System
^^^ Today I'm a truck driver and live with and care for my mother

NOLAN, J Danny - Indianapolis, IN 65-67 send mail
*** CYN3

PETRI, Frank - Dillsboro, IN 71-73 send mail
*** BT3 - Forward Fireroom and Oil Shack
^^^ Happily married with three great kids, all grown. Got out and went to school and have been bending wrenches ever since. Today I am a Master Auto Tech

ROBERTS, Stephen - Mishawaka, IN 73-76 send mail
*** HT3 - Hull Technician, R-Division, Carpenter Shop

TUTTLE, Tony - Portage, IN 77-80 send mail
*** BT2 - Foreward Fireroom
^^^ Now General Manager for a Steel Mill

VERNON, Keith E - Ramsey, IN 47166 68-71 mail
*** DC3 - R Div, Carpenter Shop & Damage Control. Buddies were Wilson, Beasley, Zellner, Reed & Thompson
^^^ Married to Sherrill for 29 yrs with a son and daughter. I am a welder operator

WATSON, Norman "Buddy" - IN 77-79 #1331 mailto
*** BMSN - I was in 1st and 2nd Div. Doug Owen and SN Dillingham were two of my buddies.
^^^ Now living in a small town in Indiana.

WIDENER, Bruce - New Whiteland, IN 75-77 #1171 mail
*** BMSN - Enjoyed the ports we visited while aboard CG-5 in 2nd division. Seems like a lifetime ago. Haven't been in touch with anyone I served with since leaving the boat. Did 3 years of reserves, but wasn't the same as the OKCity.
^^^ Work for Federal Gov., as a Systems Administrator. Have 4 kids. One married.

WILLIAMS, Scott A. - Zionsville, IN 90-92 mail
*** RM2 - OPS Division

ZACHARY, Jamed D - Danville, IN 64-67 send mail
*** GMM3 - T Division, Talos Missiles. Worked on FAST gear and Missile Magazine
^^^ Divorced with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Now an account specialist for Schwan's Ice Cream

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