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Submitted by Name: Alec Tan From: Pasadena, Ca E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was an ensign in the engineering division, 19'71-'72. I remember my first Westpac tour when we hit a typhoon on the way to Yokosuka and went dead stick in the water. Anyone else remember that time? Later was transferred to USS Midway as main engines officer.
Added: July 21, 2014
Submitted by Name: James E. Searls From: 4 Glenbar Pl. Bella Vista, AR 72715 E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served on the Hollister during the Korean War. 1951-1953. We were in the Korean waters receiving fire on the 38th parallel. I was not chosen, however I was one of the crew to volunteer for the night raid in July 1952. I was a fireman serving with my brother Delbert Hill.
Added: July 7, 2014
Submitted by Name: Dave Cox From: Northern CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: My father David Cox Sr. served onboard the USS Hollister as a sonar man during the Korean Conflict (exact years unknown)
Added: June 15, 2014
Submitted by Name: Gerald Westrope From: Phoenix Arizona E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served aboard the USS Hollister DD788 from 10-1-58, 9-70-59. I most enjoyed while underway and on watch as the Lee Helmsman and Helmsman. It was a pleasure to serve with a great bunch of shipmates.
Added: June 6, 2014
Submitted by Name: Jack Godwin From: Attapulgus, GA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was onboard USS Hollister from September 1961 through February 1964 as RM3/2. It was a great beginning for my Naval Career. I then transferred to the Submarine Force where I retired as a Commander in 1994.
Added: June 3, 2014
Submitted by Name: Duane Gullixson From: Boring, OREGON E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served as FTASN in 1957 and 1958 on a "kiddy cruise" :3 years, 9 months, and 10 days.
Added: June 2, 2014
Submitted by Name: Darwin Roger Watts From: Eugene, OR E-mail: Contact
Comments: Roger Watts. Korean War. Sailed out 1950. Shot 5" gun to shore to take out railroad system. Constant bombardment.
Added: May 28, 2014
Submitted by Name: Tom Reed From: Marysville, WA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was on the Hollister from 1966-1968 as a storekeeper in supply division.
Added: May 26, 2014
Submitted by Name: Kenneth Bohn From: Rice Lake, WI E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served aboard the Hollister form Mar 1968 - Jul 1970. Great Ship and great people.
Added: May 22, 2014
Submitted by Name: Larry A. Flora From: Sacramento, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served aboard the Hollister as a RD3 between June 1966 and June 1969.