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Submitted by Name: William (Can Do ) Candela From: Ventura, California ( born in Detroit ) E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served on the Hollister from 1966 to 1969, home port in Yokosuka Japan during the Viet Nam era, currently living in Ventura California, from Detroit, Electricians Mate
Would love to attend a reunion on the West Coast
Added: July 27, 2016
Submitted by Name: Gary Highland From: Minnesota now Tennessee E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served on board from 1971 to 1972 as a SM2. Just after Christmas 1972 I started back to Long Beach and discharge. Had some great shipmates on the Jolly Holly. Certainly remember Aug 9 72 and the 3 ship attack on North Viet Nam...I was a phone talker assigned to the Captain. That was wild. Would love to hear from anyone on board then.
Added: July 23, 2016
Submitted by Name: Betty Jansen From: Scammon, Is. E-mail: Contact
Comments: My brother Theodore Gramlich served aboard the USS Hollister during the Korean war. He later became a catholic priest and passed away very young. He loved the navy.
Added: July 18, 2016
Submitted by Name: William J. Hutchins From: Port Aransas, Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served in the Operations Division (RM3) aboard the "Grey Ghost" from 1957 to 1960. Fond memories with a great crew.
Added: July 3, 2016
Submitted by Name: Jose angel gabriel garcia From: Dominican republic E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served on board this vessel ( 1978-1979 ) proudly to defend my country against all enemies foreign and domestic. Any one who tries to deny this fact is a traitor and deserves death. God bless America. My country that I risked my life for. I still love America even though i have been discriminated against,abused,taken advantage of and even physically injured by other american citizens. And anyone who tries to deny me of this honor should be placed before a firing squad. God bless America! God bless my girlfriend!!! To me she is America.
Added: June 18, 2016
Submitted by Name: Lewis A Gibbs From: Boston, MA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served from Oct 74-Sept 79.Enjoyed mytour.
Added: June 13, 2016
Submitted by Name: Pat Clark From: Tenino, Washington E-mail: Contact
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