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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
Added: October 6, 2015
Submitted by Name: Ann Potocnak From: Virginia E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hope you all have a fantastic reunion this year! ~Ann (Granddaughter of CAPT John H. "Jack" Bowell, Sr. RET d.)
Added: September 22, 2015
Submitted by Name: Greg Lambert From: Marion Ill. E-mail: Contact
Comments: My dad served on the Hollister during the Bikini test. His name was Ernest G. Lambert. He was Chief of the engine room during his tour. He was in the Navy for 8 years. I remember being in Charleston SC when he was still on active duty. Dad died in 2005.
Added: August 3, 2015
Submitted by Name: Roger Anderson From: Tacoma WA E-mail: Contact
Comments: 65 & 66 engine room, remember Jim Rush, W Golish,M Haverty,Paul Addison One of the best two years of my life just didn't know it. Living half of the year in Laos and the other half in a motor home driving through the US. Staying around Washington during the summer. If anyone knows the wear a bouts of the people above have them call me at 479-222-5554. I have talked to J Rush. Thanks and good luck to all.
Added: June 13, 2015
Submitted by Name: Tom Bowers From: Originally from New Jersey, but now live in Mukilteo, WA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was stationed aboard the Hollister from Dec 1963 to Sep 1968
Added: May 30, 2015
Submitted by Name: Richard (* * *) Farrow From: Clyde Ohio (Now San Bernardino Ca.) E-mail: Contact
Comments: Spent 7/61 thru 12/64 aboard the Hollister. Had a great time except for getting sea sick al the time. Has anyone heard from Mike Hottle or Richard Tevis? like to talk to them. Thanks.
Added: May 28, 2015
Submitted by Name: Bill (Can Do) Candela From: Ventura, California E-mail: Contact
Comments: S,erved on the Hollister from 1966-1969, home port was Yakuska Japan, Des Ron 9, in and out of Viet Nam tours I was an EM3 upon discharge.