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Submitted by Name: William L Hollister From: Spanaway Washington E-mail: Contact
Comments: Found out about the USS Hollister recently. Named after three brothers (including William ). Almost certainly related in some way, there just aren't that many of us, but to be honest, I am unaware of the connection.
Added: August 29, 2014
Submitted by Name: Smitty From: Utah E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hollister 72 through 75 looking for Dynamit and Chucky Baby and Hoss
Added: August 6, 2014
Submitted by Name: mike dohrmann From: ensign, ks E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was on the uss hollister dd 788 from march 1967 to dec 1968. Would like to make contract with some my shipmates. Mike Dohrmann
Added: July 28, 2014
Submitted by Name: Alec Tan From: Pasadena, Ca E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was an ensign in the engineering division, 19'71-'72. I remember my first Westpac tour when we hit a typhoon on the way to Yokosuka and went dead stick in the water. Anyone else remember that time? Later was transferred to USS Midway as main engines officer.
Added: July 21, 2014
Submitted by Name: James E. Searls From: 4 Glenbar Pl. Bella Vista, AR 72715 E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served on the Hollister during the Korean War. 1951-1953. We were in the Korean waters receiving fire on the 38th parallel. I was not chosen, however I was one of the crew to volunteer for the night raid in July 1952. I was a fireman serving with my brother Delbert Hill.
Added: July 7, 2014
Submitted by Name: Dave Cox From: Northern CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: My father David Cox Sr. served onboard the USS Hollister as a sonar man during the Korean Conflict (exact years unknown)
Added: June 15, 2014
Submitted by Name: Gerald Westrope From: Phoenix Arizona E-mail: Contact
Comments: I served aboard the USS Hollister DD788 from 10-1-58, 9-70-59. I most enjoyed while underway and on watch as the Lee Helmsman and Helmsman. It was a pleasure to serve with a great bunch of shipmates.
Added: June 6, 2014
Submitted by Name: Jack Godwin From: Attapulgus, GA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was onboard USS Hollister from September 1961 through February 1964 as RM3/2. It was a great beginning for my Naval Career. I then transferred to the Submarine Force where I retired as a Commander in 1994.
Added: June 3, 2014
Submitted by Name: Duane Gullixson From: Boring, OREGON E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served as FTASN in 1957 and 1958 on a "kiddy cruise" :3 years, 9 months, and 10 days.
Added: June 2, 2014
Submitted by Name: Darwin Roger Watts From: Eugene, OR E-mail: Contact
Comments: Roger Watts. Korean War. Sailed out 1950. Shot 5" gun to shore to take out railroad system. Constant bombardment.