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Submitted by Name: STGCS (SW) Dave Creed USN (ret) From: Bremerton Wa E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served aboard the Happy Holly 1977 /1977 . My uncle survived 2 destroyer sinkings during WW2 only to be recalled to active duty for the Korean War. His last ship, my first ship. I reported late on a Friday night on a reserve weekend. Consequently no empty rack thus I can say my first bunk was a hammock in Anchor Windless Room. I was also given swift instruction on my first GQ station. The Peloris Starboard Bridge wing. Of all the instructions . no one told me what standby meant and as luck would have it the first time I witnessed a 5 in 38 gunfire it was a stars hell at night I was cutting my bearings as instructed which at that moment had me looking across the barrel of that gun. The last thing I remember was thinking stand by for what? I woke up on a table on the mess decks being looked over by our corpsman. A shipmate relayed to me I stumbled into the bridge in a daze and as soon as I ran out of sound powered phone cord I dropped like a sack of potatoes.
Added: January 7, 2017
Submitted by Name: Susan Mike
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Added: October 9, 2016
Submitted by Name: Jim Custer From: Port Edwards, WI E-mail: Contact
Comments: I just wanted to check out the website. Also to see if anybody on board during the Korea trip in 1950/51
Added: September 21, 2016
Submitted by Name: Tim White From: Antioch CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: My father, Mark White, who served on Holloster in the early 60's, passed Dec 7 2015. I think it was 61-63. May God bless him and those that have served our country.
Your son, Tim
Added: August 16, 2016
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.