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Submitted by Name: wayne (duke) ellington bt-2 From: tn. E-mail: Contact
Comments: served on hollister 69-73 foward fire room ,like to contact john l hancock,others snafu
Added: November 11, 2013
Submitted by Name: Corlin Hollister Carpenter From: New York State E-mail: Contact
Comments: My father claimed that all Hollisters are related. Was just wondering why the Hollister name was chosen? Thanks in advance for any help.
Added: November 10, 2013
Submitted by Name: Terry L. Hill From: Rubicon,Wi E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served on board from Oct 65 to June 66 before going to Radio school in San Diego.
Added: November 9, 2013
Submitted by Name: Douglas DeForce From: Erie,Pennsylvania E-mail: Contact
Comments: GMG3 on the Hollister in 69-70-71 the transferred to the east coast to the UUS MOALE DD 693/I went on 2 cruises to West Pac and a great time with all the men on the Hollister.I would like to hear from any of the men that served with me. Doug
Added: October 24, 2013
Submitted by Name: William (Bill) Krueger SM2 From: Menasha, Wisconsin E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi all,
Was transferd from the USS Dehaven DD 727 as signalman to the USS Hollister DD 727 in 1969. Went on the 1969-1970 West Pac Cruise. Still in contact with Don Ditto RD2. Was transfered to the USS Henry W, Tucker DD 875 in 1970.
Just checking in, paying my respects to you all.
Added: September 25, 2013
Submitted by Name: Michael Spinella From: Belgrade, Montana E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served on board the USS Hollister as a RD in 1969-70 prior to being transferred to the USS Gridley 1970-71. Old #788 was a great tin-can with a great group of guys. 66 years old now but will never forget my first WesPac tour with CRD Stephanson. God Bless the CDR and the entire crew of the USS Hollister, DD-788 out of Long Beach, CA.
Added: September 4, 2013
Submitted by Name: BILL FOLEY From: WILBERHAM,MA. E-mail: Contact
Comments: served on two tin cans 1960-67 DD-865 DD-835 SOME OF MY BEST TIMES WERE ON THOSE SHIPS.I HOPE YOU KEEP UP ALL YOUR REUNIONS NOT MANY OF US LEFT. GOD BLESS BM3 FOLEY
Added: August 14, 2013
Submitted by Name: Richard N. Mack From: Medford OR E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was on the Hollister from 1955 thru 1958, Was gunnery officer for the second hitch.
Added: July 13, 2013
Submitted by Name: John Hancock From: North Carolina E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served aboard the Hollister from 1969-1973 as A Boiler Technician third class(BT3). I worked inboth the forward and after firerooms and was Oil King for about a year. While serving one of our two tours of duty in Viet Nam, we were part of the Christmas bombings and Operation Linebacker. These were some of the best memories of my life and I often wish I would have stayed and retired from the navy. Thanks USS Hollister.
Added: June 12, 2013
Submitted by Name: Jerry L Hayman From: Salisbury, Md E-mail: Contact
Comments: Greetings from VVA Chapter #624..I served aboard the USS Hollister as a RD3 from 1968-1969......