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View our old guestbook, entries dated from November 2008 - June 2011 - Archived Entries
Submitted by Name: Cleon Platner From: Michigan E-mail: Contact
Comments: How do I enter password?
Admin reply: Sorry about that. I am not sure how this link got in there but the password is !tincan#788!
Added: April 20, 2016
Submitted by Name: Joel Seigler From: San Antonio, Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: Presently residing in Eastvale, CA Between Ontario and Corona. I was on The Happy Holly-maru homeported out of Yokosuka Japan during 1966-1968 as a Radarman. I was a 2nd Class aboard and was part of the team that helped produce "DD Oversea" a cruise book about the men of the USS Hollister DD788. I only have my copy of that cruise book and a copy of the cruise book for USS Henry W. Tucker DD875 where I went after leaving The Hollister.
Added: March 23, 2016
Submitted by Name: Stuart Rappaport From: Beverly Hills, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Westpac 62, have mostly fond memories. Now in Albuquerque, NM
Added: March 8, 2016
Submitted by Name: Robert A Kerbel From: Fort Collins, CO, now Amarillo, TX E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served aboard during Vietnam and made CPO while on the gun line. The Holly I was on was FRAM II. Wish more pictures were of her during that deployment.
Comments: My dad was on the Hollister in the Korean War his name was Clarence Bert Clevenger just wanted to see if anyone served with my father and thank all the sailors that sailed on her for your service
Added: January 19, 2016
Submitted by Name: Ralph Reyes From: Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: On Board 1975-1979
Added: December 30, 2015
Submitted by Name: Dave Harter From: Spokane Was. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served onboard from late 61 to late 63. I was a gmg3 when I left the ship.
Added: November 12, 2015
Submitted by Name: Dan Mourey From: Indiana E-mail: Contact
Comments: On the Hollister 1972 - 1973 BT
Added: November 11, 2015
Submitted by Name: Kevin From: Washington, DC E-mail: Contact
Comments: The Hollister was my first ship. Me and 29 other NROTC midshipmen spent the summer of '73 onboard, picking up the ship while it dry-docked in Portland, OR. We called it the "Jolly Holly" and we were rotated through all aspects of the ship while underway. We were 18/19 years old -- and never forgot the spectrum of experience -- from the "gunline" veterans of Vietnam, to the dedicated officers and crew; and to those on board who can only be described as "leadership challenges." That said, we were leaders in the making; we were taking it all in; and the Hollister was a great start.
BGen, USMC (Ret.)
Added: October 16, 2015
Submitted by Name: David J Prewett From: Oklahoma E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served on the USS Hollister from 1961 to 1965 as a machinist mate in aft engine room,we spent 60 days total in the blue waters of Vietnam in late 1964