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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.)


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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
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Hope you all have a fantastic reunion this year! ~Ann (Granddaughter of CAPT John H. "Jack" Bowell, Sr. RET d.)

Added: September 22, 2015
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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
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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. :!cool: :!cool: :!cool:

Added: June 13, 2015
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I was stationed aboard the Hollister from Dec 1963 to Sep 1968

Added: May 30, 2015
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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. :D

Added: May 28, 2015
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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.


Added: May 21, 2015
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I served aboard the Hollister from 1968-1969...I was RD3 in the "radar gang" in CIC...OI division.......I was discharged in 1969 from the Hollister...

Added: April 20, 2015
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Saw Mike Spinella and Doug Brown but forgot admin sign in to contact them Hi all there in 69-70

Added: April 20, 2015
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