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ADAMS, Robert V   Address: RR3 Box 205  Sioux Falls  SD  57106
Spouse: Charlene   Phone:605 368 5257
Year on Board: 66-68   Rate/Rank: RM3
Email:   fedcop29@gmail.com

Almond, Bill    Address: 4053 Sycamote Drive, Northampton, PA 18067
Spouse:  Barbara    Phone:  610 428 7731
Date on Norris: 64-67  Rate/Rank on Norris: RD2
Email: BillAlmond@aol.com    or      billal1@verizon.net
Comments: I just put my name back in.  Did not notice it was removed.  Almost 50 years have passed and I still remember this time as the toughest but good part of my life experience.  I would welcome email or phone conversation with any of you.

BENCA, Terry   Address:12 N 2nd  Alllegany NY 14706
Spouse: Mary  Phone: 716 373 6679
Year on Board: 64-67    Rate/Rank: EM2
Email: bencat@aol.com

BENCE, Robert   Address: 2103 Penfield Lane  Bowie  MD 20716
Spouse: Sharon   Phone: 301 249 2928
Year on Board: 59-67   Rate/Rank: MM1
Email: sbence2103@aol.com

BERNELLE, Robert  Address: 1523 Glenwood Dr. Piscataway,N.J.
Spouse:  Louise      Phone: 732-752-9342
Date on Norris: Jun-66---Feb.68  Rate/Rank on Norris: Sa.--GMG-3
Email: BB410538@AOL.COM
Comments:    Boot-camp to Norris.  World cruise with stop-off in Viet Nam.
    Grand-dad Louie Emile Bernelle MM-2 during WW-I on-board USS Texas BB-35,,, Dad  Robert Louie Bernelle MM-3 during WW-II on-board LST

Blevins, Stephen W.  Address: P O Box 263  Betterton, MD 21610-0263
Spouse: Bernadette  Phone:  410-739-9297
Date on Norris: April 1968 - Dec 1969  Rate/Rank on Norris: SN
Email: chaspat@att.net

BOOMHOWER, GENE    Address: 7680 N.200 W.,McCORDSVILLE,IN. 46055
Spouse:   PATRICIA     Phone:  317-747- 4218
Date on Norris:   64-66    Rate/Rank on Norris:  PC-3
Email: gboomhower@indy.rr.com

BOWDOIN, David A.  Address: 6514 Conifer Cr., Indian Trail , NC 28079
Phone: 704 628-6198
Date on Norris: 1962-64  Rate/Rank on Norris: SN/YN3
Email: civwarbuff2@aol.com 

BRANCH, Gary  Address:  377 E. COLONIAL DR. MACON, GA 31211
Spouse:  NANCY   Phone: 478-737-2077
Date on Norris: 1968   Rate/Rank on Norris:  EM3
Email: gabranch@att.net

BRETT  (SNAG), William   Address: 204 State Route 52A   Kenoza Lake  NY 12750
Phone: 845-482 3755  -- CELL 845-701-1577
Date on Norris: 4/67 TO 12/70  Rate/Rank on Norris: STG 2
Email: wbrbkzlny@yahoo.com

BRIGGS, William M   Address: RD 1 Box 295  CenterHall  PA 16828
Phone: 814 364 1755  Year on Board: 61 Rate/Rank: ET3
Email:  gdb2@psu.edu

BROOKS, William C.  Address: 22 Harlow ST  Brewer  ME  04412
Spouse: Carol  Phone: 207 944 3703
Date on Board: 66-67  Rate/Rank: MM3
Email:  wcb4412@yahoo.com
Comment: Nice Site

BUTLER, Robert J. Address: 11012 N/S 3510 Rd. Prague, OK
Spouse: Joan  Phone:  405-567-3759
Date on Norris: 64-66  Rate/Rank on Norris: MR1
Comment: That's where I finally grew up

CASEY, Paul   Address: Condominio La Alborada, 2201 Carretera 14, Apt 22303, Coto Laurel, PR 00780
Spouse: Hilda   Phone:  703-963-6829
Date on Norris:  September, 1963 - October 1966   Rate/Rank on Norris: RM3
Email:  caseyned@aol.com
Comments:  Came aboard Norris out of Radioman "A" School; also sailed to Ireland on a subsequent trip with Commander Cole.  My brother, James Casey, BMSN, were the first to go ashore with the shore patrol.  We had taken leave, while the ship was in port, and visited with relatives in County Kerry, and other parts of Ireland.  Retired from U.S. Navy in June, 1982.

Cleveland, David Address:3441 S US 127 BR St Johns, Mi 48879
Spouse: Sandra  Phone: Home 989-224-4854  Cell  989-640-2694
Date on Norris:June 65 - June 67   Rate/Rank on Norris:EN3
Email: dsclevelandsr@charteer.net
Comments : R Div. Made around the World Cruise stopping in Viet Nam for 6 months 66-67

CROWL, James E.  Address: 8927 Columbus Rd. Lot 46   Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Spouse: Trudy  Phone:   740-504-7707
Date on Norris:  62-66 Rate/Rank on Norris: SM3
Email:  nbfe859@yahoo.com
Comments:  Great ship,great crew

CUPPLES, David   Address: 509 Brand Lane # 8   Stafford, Texas 77477
Spouse: Donna  Phone: 281-499-4981
Date on Norris:  Aug. 1961 to Dec. 1963 (28 months)   Rate/Rank on Norris: MM/2nd
Email:  cupplesdd859@verizon.net
Comments: Fresh out of 'A' school,I left the taxi one foggy rainy night and asked "Where is the Norris?He pointed to a Mast sticking out of a pit.The next 6 mos. in dry dock for FRAM-II,& the following years changed my life.For whatever reason,I was assigned  'mess cook' duty for the Chief's; make some beds, wash some clothes, scramble some eggs,cook steaks; I had open gangway liberty every night! I stood extra duty watches so other guys could hit the beach.I was assigned Throttle Man/starboard shaft.If it moved, I moved it;Sea & Anchor details;Full Pwr.runs;Hi-Lines for Food, Fuel oil;Emerg. Drills.Great Med. Liberty ports;(Feb.-Jul '63)1st US warship since WW-II to visit Cobh,Ireland.People came out in buses, dances,home dinners, etc.;kissed the Blarney Stone;Rome Italy, Suez Canal, Nova Scotia, Italian Rivera,Egypt,Greece to name a few.Then came DEFCON-II and 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis.How to train for WW-III under full power in a few days?Anyway, we managed to escorte to ALAPAYEVSK back to Soviet waters.So many great shipmates From Lt.Jg Keyes, Chief Mayo, MM/1st Bill Roth,Berry-Chopak-Morgan-Kenyon-Freeborn & my liberty buddy Ken Adomat (automatic).I recall hitch-hiking from Newport to Boston in Winter & getting 'pelted' by 'drive-buys' throwing balloons filled w/shaving creme. I got a great Civilian Job after; Electrical Power Generating Station-(Control Room Operator). Hindsight says I should have re-enlisted for 4 or more!!

DeCARO, Ernie   Address: 46 Westwood Drive, Auburn NY 13021
Spouse: Mary   Phone: (315)258-3831
Date on Norris:Sep 1962- Sep 1964  Rate/Rank on Norris: BT3
Email: emdecaro@mac.com
Comments: Good memories go a great ship and crew!

DeLANEY, Tom   Address: 32 East Acres Drive, Yardville, NJ 08620-9733
Spouse: Kathy   Phone: 609-259-9831
Date on Norris: 4/69 to 12/69    Rate/Rank on Norris: ETR2
Email: delaney1@optonline.net
Comments:  Reported aboard the Norris in April of 1969 as LPO of the DASH Div. Left on a MED cruise shortly thereafter. Returned to CONUS on 12/4/69 and discharged the next day.

DESTEFANO, Paul  Address: WhiteStone, New York 11357
Spouse: Marcy  Phone: 718-767- 4991
Date on Norris: Nov. 1968 - August 1970  Rate/Rank on Norris; DC3
Email:     pauld40892@aol.com
Comment:  Great growing and learning experience for my 19 year old butt, more young people should share that experience. 

FRIEDHABER, Robert    Address: 41 Autumn Wood Rochester, NY. 14624
Spouse: Debra  Phone: 585-889-1063
Date on Norris: July 16 1965 - January 01 1966 reported back on March 12 1966 after "DASH SCHOOL" But never 
   reported back on, Norris left without me.. Spent 1 month doing something until April 18, 1966
Email:   ussnorris@gmail.com

GAPSKE, Al   Address: 193 N. Jefferson St.    Alpena, MI 49707
Spouse: Peggy  Phone: 989-356-2461
Date on Norris: 62 - 64    Rate/Rank on Norris: SK3
Email: algapske@charter.net

GAUDIO, Pat      Address: 7445 Blythe Island Highway Brunswick, Ga. 31523
Spouse:  Linda-Jean    Phone: 919-971-1284
Date on Norris:  Oct 61 to Oct 63  Rate/Rank on Norris: IC2
Email:pgaudio@reborn.com
Comments:  would like to hear from anyone aboard at that time.I do hear from Dave Cupples and Gerry Kelly.

HARRINGTON, Merrill R  Address: 429 N. Pleasant Hill Blvd. Pleasant Hill  IA  50327-2006
Spouse: Barbara   Phone: 515-265-1000
Year on board: 66-69  Rate/Rank: BT2
Email:  merhar859@msn.com

HAWLK, William    Address: 1618 E Noxon Road  Lagrangeville  New York 12540-6362
Year on Board  65-69   Rate/Rank on Norris: ET2
Email:  whawlk@msn.com

HETTEL, Joseph  Address: Hillsboro, Mo.
Spouse: Pam    Phone: 314-805-8222
Date on Norris: 3/65 to 4/67  Rate/Rank on Norris: ADJ3
Email:  jhettel@att.net
Comments:  Went to jet engine mechanic school and was shocked to get orders to a Destroyer.  Thanks Navy, you did me a big favor.  Shellback, been around the World, Viet Nam, 30 countries, watched Polaris shots from a short distance away.  They didn't know where to put an airdale for my watch assignment, so they put me on the bridge and that was really neat, front row seat to everything, then in Viet Nam they put me in mount 52 and I was powder man.

Hines, Gerald L.  Address: 2958 Verde View Rd. Alpine, CA 91901
Spouse:  Georgia  Phone: 619-445-023?
Date on Norris: 61-64  Rate/Rank on Norris: MM2/MM1  
Email:   5715@cox.net
Comment: Retired in 1980 as a MMCM

Horan, Walter     Address:17 Haley Road   Marblehead, MA 01945
Spouse: Maureen     Phone: 781-631-5811
Date on Norris: 10/64-10/67   Rate/Rank on Norris: Ltjg
Email:  wwhoran@comcast.net
Comments: Great team in CIC. Around the world in one continuous voyage (with that stop off in Vietnam)was an adventure to remember.






UPDATED: May 17, 2014