USS Kennebec (AO-36) Association, Shipmates: Enlisted AB


Enlisted A-B

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Shipmates are divided into 11 sections.


Ronald Dean Abbay, BT3 Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Port Orchard, WA.
Milton Abbek/Abber(?), Jr., FN: Aboard 1951-52. Possibly deceased "MILTON ABBE SSN: 369-28-3702 Last Residence: Born: 10 Mar 1930 Last Benefit: 48430 Fenton, Genesee, MI Died: Feb 1983 State (Year) SSN issued: MI" changed name from "Abbe" to Abbek or Abber 10/13/04
Richard L. Abel, SK3, Aboard 1961-62. Richard passed away on March 26, 2000, following several heart attacks. He was a police officer in Prince William County, VA, for 32 years. This information was provided by his widow, Barbara Abel, updated Sept. 2014.
Benjamin S. Achin, TA: Aboard 1954 Possibly deceased "BENJAMIN ACHIN; SSN: 586-60-6734; Born: 2 Jun 1929; Died Mar 1983; Issued: GU/AS/MP/PI (1961 And 1971) updated 12/11/02
William M. "Bill" Acosta, SM1: Aboard 1967-68. According to Ed Goodenough 06/14/01, Bill died about ten years ago. Possibley "ACOSTA, WILLIAM MANUEL Social Security #: 562544072 Sex: MALE Birth Date: 17 Nov 1932 Birthplace: CALIFORNIA Death Date: 23 Aug 1993 Death Place: VENTURA"
Frank B. Acuna, SN: Aboard 1969.
Lawrence D. Adair, SA: Aboard 1948. May have lived in Belden, MS. updated 12/11/02
Richard A. Adair, S1: Aboard 1947-48.
David Stanton Adams, F1c: Aboard 1945-46.
Frank C. Adams, GMG2: Aboard 1963-64 as GMG3. Deceased. Nearly matches enlistment date on muster roll. ADAMS, FRANK C GMG2 US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 11/19/1954 - 06/05/1975 DATE OF BIRTH: 11/11/1936 DATE OF DEATH: 01/11/1991 DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/15/1991 BURIED AT: SECTION CC SITE 297 JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY 2900 SHERIDAN ROAD ST. LOUIS , MO 63125 (314) 260-8691 (314) 260-8692" updated 04/20/04
Harvey L. Adams, PNSN: Aboard 1954

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Jim Adams, EM3
Aboard 1967-70
        Lives in Mount Holly, NJ.
Jesse L. Adams, Jr., SA
Richard L. Adams: Aboard 25 Dec 46.
Duane M. "Butch" or "Alphabet" Adanitsch, MM3 Aboard 1964-69 in 'A' gang. Lives in Arnold, MD. updated 02/21/02
Kenneth M. Adcock, RM3: Aboard 1966-67. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Jackson, TN
Billy G. Adkins, EMFN: Aboard 1950. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Pekin, IL.
Robert W. Adkins III, EN1: Aboard 1969.
Ted Douglas Adkins, MM2 Aboard 1961-62. Might have lived in Whitmore Lake, MI.
Clyde A. Adkison, BM3: Aboard 1962. Enlisted 11/48. added 03/08/04
Marian P. Alberto, Jr., PN3: Aboard 1965. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to So. San Francisco, CA
Kenneth L. Albertson, SA: Aboard 1948. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Simi Valley, CA.
Booker T. Alberty, Jr., CS3: Aboard 1963-64. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Lawton, OK.
Frederick "Fred" Albrecht, RM2 Aboard 1967-69. Lives in Encino, CA. updated 11/26/01
Harold R. Albrecht, EM1 Aboard 1942-43. Possibly deceased "Harold R. Albrecht SSN: 478-18-5820 Last Residence: 52001 Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States of America Born: 14 Jul 1911 Died: 8 Nov 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951 )" updated 08/24/04
Richard L. Albrecht, Cox: Aboard 1946-47.
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Ellis E. "Edd" Alcorn
, BM2
Aboard 1962-68
Reunions Attended:
2005, 2006, 2010
Relatives email available in membership area. Lived in Jones, OK. Became Life Member July 2011. We received sad word that Edd passed away on Nov. 8th, 2014. Click Here to view his obit.
Melvin E. Alex, MM2 Aboard 1962-63. Dennis Stangle reports, "He died in a jeep accident in Hawaii in 1963. He turned the jeep over, crushing his head. J.P. Wren was with him at the time but didn't get hurt." Photo courtesy of his niece, Sherry Smith Sharp, "I don't know where this picture was taken." "ALEX, MELVIN ELFRED MM2 US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 04/04/1962 - 03/05/1963 DATE OF BIRTH: 09/26/1937 DATE OF DEATH: 03/05/1963 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/15/1963 BURIED AT: SECTION K SITE 563 BALTIMORE NATIONAL CEMETERY 5501 FREDERICK AVENUE BALTIMORE , MD 21228 (410) 644-9696 (410) 644-9697" updated 04/23/04
Cliff E. Alexander, FN Aboard 1962-63. According to multiple sources, he was he was a young shipfitter striker who got into a bar fight one night with some locals. He was found the next morning floating face down in the river under the bridge just outside the gate in Subic. updated 06/17/01
Jimmie D. Alexander, SN Aboard 1963-66. He has a ranch near Tyrone, NM. updated 06/27/01
Marion Alford HLM
Marion A. Alford, SK2

Aboard 1951-54
Sent 2002 reunion letter to Chicago, IL. Lives in Owensboro, KY with his wife Martha. updated 07/31/03. Received word from Don Ashe on 12/28/2013, that Marion passed away April 5, 2010, click here for his obit.

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Ron Alkire, BT2
Aboard 1963-65
Reunions Attended: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Lives in Joshua Tree, CA.
Earl A. Allen, SA Aboard 1948-50. He was born on 9 Jan 1926 in Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs, Iowa (USA) and died on 19 Jul 1989 in Riverside County, San Luis Obispo, California (USA), at age 63. updated 07/04/03
James Clifton "The Worm" Allen, SK3: Aboard 1967-70. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Brandon, FL.
John Duane Allen, SA: Aboard 1967. added 01/09/03
Larry D. Allen, RD3 Aboard 1961-62.
Raymond Earl Allen, Y3c: Aboard 1944-45.
Richard L. Allen, SM1: Aboard 1943. added 01/05/03
Roger John Allen, MM3 Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Athol, MA.
Thomas Joseph Allen, SN: Aboard 1967-68.
Thomas Wayne Allen, PC3: Aboard 1962. added 07/09/03
Neal Aller
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Neal C. Aller, WT2
Aboard 1945-46
Reunions Attended: 2004, 2007
Aboard 6/45-03/46. Received your card concerning AO36 Association and Reunion. I would be happy to join the Association and make plans to attend the Reunion in October (2004). I am now planning to attend my Destroyer Escort Reunion in Prague, Minnesota Sept 20-23, and another National Destroyer Escort Reunion Oct. 13-17 in Myrtle Beach, SC, so maybe I can work both of them in. Would appreciate any information on reservations, etc. I boarded the AO36 in June of 1945. My rate was Watertender 2/C. Previous to being on the Kennebec I was on the USS Robert E. Peary (DE132). I received enough points and left the Kennebec in April of 1946. Look forward to hearing from you. Lives in Vero Beach, FL 32966. updated 02/21/02. From Wife Bernice 10/26/2008: He (Neal) suffered a massive stroke, and from there it was all down hill. He passed away Sunday (26th) at 3:00 P.M. in such beautiful surroundings in the Hospice House...His ashes will be sent to Arlington Cemetery...
Donald B. Allison, SN: Aboard 1953-54. Dick called Fountain Valley, CA (not him)

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Glenn R. Allshouse, RdM2c
Aboard 1943-45
Reunions Attended: 2003, 2005
Received letter Mar 27, 2002, "Received your postcard with a picture of the USS Kennebec. My wife and I intend to go to the reunion Oct. 10-12 in Virginia." Lives in Sylmar, CA
Charles W. Alvarez, SA: Aboard 1948-49. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Hudson, FL
Jack Winan Ammerman, QM3: Aboard 1944-45. Possibly deceased. From ancestry.com: Residence: 16249 Rural Valley, Armstrong, PA; Born 19 Jan 1922; Died 22 Jun 1996.
Gregory L. "Greg" Andal, SN Aboard 1968-69. I called him on 05/31/03. He might attend 2003 reunion. Lives in Loyalton, CA. updated 05/31/03
Dean R. Anderberg, WT2: Aboard 1942-43. Possibly deceased. "ANDERBERG DEAN RUSSELL 05/24/1924 LARSEN M SOUTH DAKOTA SAN MATEO 09/19/1981 563-28-7435 57 yrs." Dean R. Anderberg, age 53, lives in Fort Bidwell, CA. updated 12/10/02
Fraser T. Anderson, Jr., EM2: Aboard 1946-47. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Farmington, MI (not known).
George Lee Anderson, BM1 Aboard 1942-45. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Baltimore, MD.
Larry E. Anderson, QM1: Aboard 1966.
Lloyd Carl Anderson, S2c: Aboard 1945-46.
Samuel L. Anderson, RM1: Aboard 1968-69.
William ?. Anderson, SA: Aboard 1948.
Donald B. Andrews, BTSN: Aboard 1951-52. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Castiac, CA.
Richard L. Anglon, BM3: Aboard 1963. Sent 2005 reunion letter to Crawfordville, FL. Lives in Crawfordville, FL. updated 08/30/05
Pano (n) Anthos, MMML2: Aboard 1945-46. Probably deceased. From The News Journal, "Pano Anthos, 78, died on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at his home. Born in New York City, the son of the late Basil and Veronica Anthos, he came to Wilmington in 1946. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was active in the local advertising and marketing field as the proprietor of PanoGraphics Inc. and Freelancers Exchange. Beginning in his late teens in NY, he was an avid competitor in the game of tennis, winning more than a dozen Delaware Tennis Association championships over 40 years in every age division. He was an early participant in the Senior Olympics and a member of the Delaware Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; 3 children, Pano Thomas Anthos of New York City, Vicki Anthos of Wilmington and Corinne Finnerty of Madison, NJ; 4 grandchildren; a brother, Joseph; stepsister, Mary Manolakis; niece, Elizabeth Harper and a nephew, William Anthos." wrote letter to P. Anthos on 11/15/02. updated 11/14/02
Stephen E. Araujo, RM3 Aboard 1967-68. Lots of good times to remember. Hello and good luck to all you that are still alive and a prayer for those who aren't. Muster rolls showed "Aranjo" instead of "Araujo." Lives in Chicopee, MA. updated 10/20/03
Joe Arbaiza

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Joseph "Joe" Arbaiza, Jr., MM2
Aboard 1952-54
Reunions Attended: 2003, 2004, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
When aboard he was MM3. He wrote, "It was great to hear from you and appreciate the effort being made to reunite former AO-36 shipmates. I've often wondered what became of those swabs that I shared a part of my life with, for which there were more good times than bad, e.g. being seasick when the ship was fully loaded and the sea swells were somewhat steep (the ship would plunge forward then roll left, then right then rise nose up then down repeatedly but slowly). Well, I'm sure you remember. As I reflect back on my tour of duty on the Kennebec, it really was an adventure, just like the current Navy recruitment posters advertise. I really wish I could be with you all for the 2002 reunion but I just can't make it this time due to prior commitments. I would be very interested in attending the next reunion. By the way, I was assigned to the Kennebec out of boot camp, Camp Eliot, San Diego, CA in August 1952. During my tour of duty the ship made several trips to Aruba SA; Havana, Cuba; Charleston, SC; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; San Francisco, CA; Vancouver, B.C.; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. The ship also went to Alaska during the time (June 1953) I was sent to Great Lakes Naval Station for Machinist Mate School. Upon returning, I made MM3 and was transferred to the USS Weeden (DE-797) in June 1954. The following men were also assigned to the Kennebec, out of boot camp at the same time I was: Walter L. Biskeborn, Richard B. Conradt, W.V. Neaderhiser and Philip E. Kelsey. Upon my separation from the Navy in April 1956, I graduated from college with a BSME. I married a girl from my home town (Tokepa, KS). We were blessed with four children (two boys, two girls) and are the proud grandparents of a little girl. I retired from Bechtel Power Corporation as Mechanical Engineer and presently am enjoying working part time for the State of Maryland's MVA." Lives in Rockville, MD. Became Life Member in 2008.
Herbert N. Archambault, SM2: Aboard 1944-45. He also served on the USS Blessman and USS Turner. Lives in St. Petersburg, FL. updated 08/17/02
John J. Arcieri, FN: Aboard 1948-49. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Grand Junction, CO.
John C. Armijo, ETR3: Aboard 1964. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Seattle, WA. Possibly deceased "Name: JOHN ARMIJO SSN: 523-60-4621 Last Residence: Born: 2 May 1946 Last Benefit: Died: Apr 1987 State (Year) SSN issued: CO (1962)"
J.R. Armistead, RM2: Aboard 1948-49. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Mesa, AZ.

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Charles R. "Rich" Armstrong
QM1, Aboard 1946-49
QM1 (Ret.) "Hi, I have been waiting for years for a reunion and now it is doubtful if I can make it. But I would like info on all kinds of things. I was aboard from summer of 1946 till December 1949, QM striker when I left. The most memorable time of my career. I retired in 1965. I am still telling sea stories of those days and that ship." As of August 2, plans to attend 2001 reunion. Lives in Soldotna, AK. updated with 8 photos 11/14/02. Regular Membership EXP 2002. Update 04/19/2011, became a Life Member, still lives in Soldotna, AK.
Jack L. Armstrong, FN: Aboard 1949-50.
Marshall (n) Armstrong, WT2: Aboard 1942-44.
William V. Armstrong, SF2: Aboard 1942-43. added 01/05/03
A.C. Arnold, EM3 Aboard 1951-53.
Everett Jewel Arnold, S2c: Aboard 1944. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Deltona, FL.
Robert M. Arnold, SA: Aboard 1948.
Wilburn Arnold, SA: Aboard 1948.
Earl Davis Arthur, RM1 Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Vineland, NJ.
Mark Anthony Ash, SN: Aboard 1964.
Vernon Elmo Ash, S1c: Aboard 1944-45.
George E. Ashabraner, PN2 Aboard 1961-62. Might have lived in San Diego, CA in 1994.Toshiko Ashabraner, wife of George Edward Ashabraner, PNC (possibly his wife), Birth Date: 10 Mar 1932 ; Death Date: 24 Aug 1998; buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery; Section Cbd Row 1 Site 541. updated 08/12/05

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Donald W. "Don" Ashe, DK2
Aboard 1952-53
Reunions Attended: 2007
Donald W. "Don" Ashe, DK2. Aboard 1952-53. "I am a retired United Methodist Minister. Kate retired after 30 years of teaching." Lives in Winston-Salem, NC. updated with life membership 08/15/05
Allen C. Ashford, S2c: Aboard 1942. 2004 letter sent to Max Meadows, VA. updated 08/24/04
Robert D. "Bob" Aspenleiter, GM3 Aboard 1951-54. Received a postcard from his widow on 10/03/02, "We enjoyed the picture of the Kennebec. I also had pictures of my husband while on that ship and showed the grandchildren. However, he died in 1981 of heart disease. He always loved the ocean and fishing so worked to save for a boat to fish commercially, then as a yacht skipper 'til a severe heart attack left him unable to work. I hope the reunion is a great success. It's a good thing to do in this time of national stress and I thank you for organizing and planning it." She lives in Yorba Linda, CA. updated with photo 10/05/02
Jerry Bob Atkerson, EN1: Aboard 1967-68. Enlisted 06/55. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Amarillo, TX
Ted D. Atkins, MM3 Aboard 1961.
Willie F. Atkinson, Cox: Aboard 1942-43.

AO-36 Life Member 66
Floyd Austin, SN
Aboard 1946-47
Floyd R. Austin, SN Aboard 1946-47. He is interested in the Association. Owned and operated the Oak Grove Motor Lodge with his wife. Lived in Greenville, CA. OBITUARY: Floyd Richard Austin, 78, Indian Valley community ombudsman, died July 7, 2004, at Enloe Community Hospital in Chico. Floyd was born March 14, 1926, to Floyd and Eula Austin in Los Angeles. He had been a resident of Indian Valley since moving from Richmond in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He established, owned and operated many different businesses. In 1966, he established Austin Associated Services, a tax and bookkeeping service that he operated until his death. He also co-owned, with his wife, Oak Grove Motor Lodge outside of Greenville, and participated in the local real estate market. He was an electronics buff and enjoyed collecting trains. He will also be remembered for his regular letters to the editor. Floyd helped save the former Greenville Train Depot and was a key player in the eastbound expansion of the Greenville Sewer District. He had recently been elected by the populace as a member of the Indian Valley Community Services District. Floyd is survived by his wife, Jackie; his sons, Craig Austin of El Cerrito and Richard Keegan of Sacramento; his daughter, Debra Olson of Redwood City; his sister, Gail Allen of Santa Maria; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters. A private family celebration of Floyd's life was held on July 10, at the graveside in the Greenville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any donations in Floyd's memory be made to any charity that may benefit the youth of the Indian Valley area. Updated with obituary 11/08/04
Fredrick “Rick” Jay Auville, ETR3, Aboard 1967-69. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Citrus Heights, CA. Update 03-29-2014: We received sad news from Rick's son Nathan, that Rick had passed away on 03-23-2014 at the age of 67 yrs. Rick's Obit.
Charles L. Aven, MM1: Aboard 1963. Possibly deceased. From ancestry.com "Residence: 92544 Hemet, Riverside, CA; Born: 20 Jun 1932; Died: 4 Aug 2001" Sent 2002 reunion letter to Anaheim, CA (forwarding order expired).
Juan (n) Avenido, OffStd2c Aboard 1942. Enlisted 05/07/35 in Annapolis, MD.
Hollis R. Avery, Jr., SH2: Aboard 1968. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Jacksonville, FL.
Albert Avoian, SN: Aboard 1951-52.
Patrick "Thom." "Pat" Axline, BT3: Aboard 1969-70. Probably lived in Everett, WA in 1994.
Michael S. Ayriss, GMG3: Aboard 1969. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Grants Pass, OR.
Billie J. Bagget, SN: Aboard 1951. Possibly deceased "BILLIE BAGGET 17 Feb 1926 Jan 1981 28715 (Candler, Buncombe, NC) 28715 (Candler, Buncombe, NC) 448-14-8669 Oklahoma" updated 12/10/02

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Paul Bagley, BM3
Aboard 1963-66
Reunions Attended: 2003
Paul L. "Bags" Bagley I was really looking forward to the 2002 ship's reunion but due to health problems I will be unable to attend. Please give my regards to my fellow shipmates. Lives in Pacifica, CA. updated with life membership 11/01/02
Stephen "Dani." Bagley, EM2: Aboard 1965-68. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Clatskaine, OR. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Cleveland, OH (not him).
Maxie C. Bailey, AS Aboard 1942. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Birmingham, AL. Possibly deceased "Name: Maxie Bailey SSN: 422-14-7585 Last Residence: 35401 Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America Born: 3 Dec 1919 Died: Mar 1984 State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951 )" Sent 2002 reunion letter to Windsor, VA.
Rex (n) Bailey, WT2: Aboard 1942-43.
John F. Bajek, Radarman 2/c: Aboard 1944-45. Dave Hawrey lives in the same city as John and talked with reports, "He is llegally blind so it's hard for him to get around so I told if he needs anything to call me and I would try to help him out. After all that what shipmates are here for - to help each other out, right!" Lives in Rio Rancho, NM. updated 04/16/01
Ellis C. Baker, YN2: Aboard 1957. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Greenfield, IN.
Howard L. Baker, SN: Aboard 1956-57.
John Anthony Baker, F1c: Aboard 1944-46.
Lewis C. Baker, AA: Aboard 1948.
Paul D. Baker, SN Aboard 1967-68.
Frank Baldassarre, SM3: Aboard 1968.
Joseph (n) Bales, StM1: Aboard 1942-44.
William Fredrick Ball, EM3 Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Ridgecrest, CA.
Isaac (n) Ballenger, Jr., S1c: Aboard 1944-45
Fred "Bu." Balleseros, SD2 Aboard 1963-68.
Glynn A. Ballou, BT3: Aboard 1968-70. Lives in Tustin, CA.
Frank B. Banks, SA: Aboard 1948
George Robert Barber, Cox: Aboard 1944-46
William Dell Barclay, Jr., PhM3: Aboard 1945-46. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Williamsville, NY (not him). Sent 2003 reunion letter to Buffalo, NY (not him).
Charles "Ma." Barefoot, MM1: Aboard 1967-69. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Virginia Beach, VA
David Anthony Barger, SA: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Altoona, PA.
William Lee Barkdoll, S1c: Aboard 1943. Possibly deceased "WILLIAM BARKDOLL SSN: 295-16-7020 Last Residence: Born: 28 May 1925 Last Benefit: Died: Aug 1965 State (Year) SSN issued: OH"
Dan L. Barnes, SA: Aboard 1948. Possibly deceased "DAN L BARNES SSN: 543-28-9062 Last Residence: 97479 Sutherlin, Douglas, OR Born: 4 Nov 1929 Last Benefit: Died: 2 Jun 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: OR" or "BARNES, DAN LAROE S1 US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 03/10/1966 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/22/1966 BURIED AT: SECTION Q SITE 165 FT. ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY P.O. BOX 6237 P.O. BOX 6237 SAN DIEGO , CA 92166 (619) 553-2084 (619) 553-2084" updated 04/20/04
Denzil M. Barnes, SA Aboard 1961.
Edward Everett Barnes, GM1: Aboard 1945
Edward Larry Barnes, BM1: Aboard 1967-68.
Richard I. Barnes, SFP2 recommissioning crew Aboard 1961-62. updated 05/23/01
Andrew F. Barnett, Jr., DKSN: Aboard 1952 (see Officers page)
Antolin "Jos." Barrera, TN: Aboard 1965-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to La Puente, CA.
Elmore Barrett, DC2 Aboard 1964-68. Sent 2002 reunion letter to San Leandro, CA (insufficient address).
usflaganimated.gif - 7541 Bytes George L. Barrett, BT1 Aboard 1962-63 as BT3. Lived in Richland, WA. Received word from Bud Rhinehart, IC2 USS Toledo CA-133, via our Guestbook: I wanted to inform all of you that my very good friend George L. Barrett passed away on March 4, 2005 of a heart attack...I went to his memorial in Richland, WA. We use to share old Navy stories so I know he was proud to have served aboard the USS Kennebec..."
Clinten W. Barth, SN: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Bellevue, WA (not there). Might have lived in Oakdale, CA.
Edward Eugene "Eddie" Bartlett, BM1 Aboard 1942-46. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Macon, GA. Last known home Atlanta, GA. Probnably deceased "Eddie E. Bartlett SSN: 258-10-4011 Last Residence: 30241 Lagrange, Troup, Georgia, United States of America Born: 28 Mar 1919 Died: 7 Oct 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: Georgia (Before 1951 )" updated 08/24/04

AO-36 Life Member 192
Robert "Bob" O. Bartlett, SA
Aboard 1951
I was assigned duty aboard the USS Kennebec in early 1951 straight from boot camp at Great Lakes and after several months aboard, I injured my back severely while carrying heavy ship supplies below. I was taken to the US Navy hospital at Camp Pendleton and after being treated and in traction for a while, I received a medical discharge there. All of my personal belongings were left aboard the USS Kennebec. I am shown in the 1951 Shipmates picture of the entire crew on this website at the far left of the picture on the back row, the 4th. from the left end. Lives in Rogers, AR. Became Life Member 04/2007.
Gary W. Bartley, SFP3: Aboard 1962. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Blair, NE.
Jerold Lee Barton, SN: Aboard 1967-70. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Fort Worth, TX
Rodney A. Bartshe, SR Aboard 1969-70. I didn't serve on the Kennebec long, but it was interesting to see the web site and information. I recall my first night onboard. There was fire and GQ was sounded. Scared the crap out of me. Turned out to just be a small electrical overload. Lives in Grain Valley, MO. updated 01/03/03
Aniceto "Rub." Bascara, TN: Aboard 1965-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Alta Loma, CA.
Allen Carl Basch, SN: Aboard 1969-70. Probably deceased "BASCH ALLEN C 03/04/1950 M OHIO SONOMA 10/25/1971 557-80-5846 21 yrs" updated 12/10/02
Rafael Basilio, SD1: Aboard 1963-65.
Frederick F. Bates, EN3 Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Yarmouth, MA.
Gilbert Joseph Bauer, S2c: Aboard 1945-46. Possibly deceased. From ancestry.com: "Residence: 92324 Colton, San Bernardino, CA; Born 10 May 1926; Died 25 Aug 1998." and "BAUER, GILBERT JOSEPH S1 US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/09/1945 - 08/07/1946 DATE OF BIRTH: 05/10/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 08/26/1998 DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/01/1998 BURIED AT: SECTION 48 SITE 2344 RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY 22495 VAN BUREN BOULEVARD RIVERSIDE , CA 92518 (909) 653-8417" updated 04/20/04
Thomas M. Bauer, CM3: Aboard 1942-43
Thomas F. Baumann, MM1 Aboard 1952-54

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Terence D. "Terry" Bays, YNT1
Aboard 1945-46
Aboard 1945-46 as S2c. I was transferred from the USS Chester (CA-27) on October 28, 1945 while in Tokyo Bay. The Chester was returning to the US for repairs. Served on the Kennebec from October 28, 1945 until it returned to the Bremerton Ship Yards, Seattle, Washington on July 29, 1946. Soon after was transferred to Great Lakes T. C. for discharge. Can’t make it to this year’s reunion as my wife and I have vacation reservations for this October already. But would be interested in any future plans. He called me 07/01/03, "Planned to attend 2003 reunion but his doctors recommended no travel for a few months." Lives in Michigan City, IN.
Curtis K. Beacham, QM1: Aboard 1956-57. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Stonington, CT
Harry L. Bearden, S2 Aboard 1942. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Raleigh, NC. Deceased date matches muster roll "BEARDEN, HARRY LEE S2 US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 12/11/1941 - 08/27/1942 DATE OF BIRTH: 08/22/1918 DATE OF DEATH: 09/29/1963 DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/03/1963 BURIED AT: SECTION Y SITE 1385 BEVERLY NATIONAL CEMETERY 916 BRIDGEBORO ROAD BRIDGEBORO ROAD BEVERLY , NJ 08010" updated 04/20/04
James D. Bearden, S2c: Aboard 1942-43.
Eugene F. Beck, SA: Aboard 1948. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Charlottesville, VA (unknown).
Howard W. Beasock, PN3: Aboard 1969. Sent 2002 reunion postcard. Lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Morgan N. Beckham, SN Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Madison, GA.
Harry A. Beckner, Jr., CS1: Aboard 1962-64. Received word from Yvonne D. Beckner on 11/20/2009: "...My father, Harry A. Beckner Jr. served aboard the ship as noted. He is in fact, deceased. Born on 4-4-1924. Passed away 2-18-1969 from a massive heart attack. Would like to place a memorial footnote in his name and possibly contact anyone who remembers him, I was only 5 when he died, my youngest sister was 2."
Michael Eugene Beecher, SN: Aboard 1963-65. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Carlisle, PA
Larry Kenneth Beers, SA: Aboard 1968-69. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Yakima, WA.
Charles J. Behnke, SA: Aboard 1951-51. Possibly deceased "Charles H. Behnke SSN: 183-16-5051 Last Residence: 08251 Villas, Cape May, New Jersey, United States of America Born: 5 Jun 1923 Died: 1 Jun 1998" or "Charles H. Behnke SSN: 388-20-7309 Last Residence: 53078 Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States of America Born: 13 Jul 1928 Died: May 1988" added 10/13/04
Kenneth L. Bell, MM3: Aboard 1967-68.
Myrl Claude Bell, EM2: Aboard 1965-67. Enlisted 10/47. Deceased. Born: 25 SEP 1923, Died 31 JUL 1976 in CO." Sent letter to Orlyn Bell, a possible relative, on 02/12/04. He replied via email 02/29/04 "I received your letter and want to confirm that my uncle Myrl Claude was in the Navy in the 1960s and could well have served with you on USS Kennebec. His expertise was electrical work. It would be best to contact his son, Michael. Myrl was living in Drake, CO in the 1970s when he and his wife drowned in a flood of the Big Thompson River (with 143 others)." Allyn Higdem wrote, " It was a shock to hear about EM2 Bell. It is too bad that he isn't alive to day to see if and of his ideas would have made it in the world today. Just before he was to retire we were talking and he was going to build a house for his wife and him self and he had all ready designed it and just couldn't wait to get started on. I can remember he was going to have all the corners in the rooms rounded and a vacuum system installed in each corner so that his wife wouldn't have to lug a vacuum cleaner around to each room. He was also going to have a work shop so that he build prototypes of the ideas he had in his mind. He always had a smile for you and any job." updated 03/01/04
Orville Richard Bell, SA: Aboard 1969. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Cleveland, OH.
Robert H. Bell, Jr., SN: Aboard 1954
Shirley M. Bell, AS Aboard 1942. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Charleston, WV. Possibly deceased "Name: Shirley M. Bell SSN: 233-70-2841 Last Residence: 25302 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States of America Born: 28 Aug 1911 Died: 3 Feb 1995 State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (1961 )"
W. Bell, SHSN Aboard 1961.
Glenn Nelson Bellamy, SN Aboard 1961-63. I called him 09/11/02 and he is interested in Association. Lives in Naples, TX
Eduardo "Mag." Beltran, TN: Aboard 1969-70.
George J. Beluschak, BT1: Aboard 1963-68. Enlisted 12/40. A relative of George said he died in NJ. "GEORGE J BELUSCHAK SSN: 211-07-4822 Last Residence: Born: 2 Aug 1920 Last Benefit: Died: 22 Sep 1991 State (Year) SSN issued: PA" He was originally from Glassport, PA. updated 07/05/03
Rogers Nichols Belyeu, F2c: Aboard 1945-46. Originally from Los Angeles, CA.
James Edward Belvin, SA: Aboard 1965. Sent 2002 reunion letter to San Diego, CA (undeliverable as addressed).
Emerson B. Benn, CSB1: Aboard 1951. Received from one of his friends in Feb 2002, "We are sorry to advise that Mr. Benn past away on July 9, 2001, after a short battle with cancer. My wife and I are living with Mr. Benn's wife, Helen Benn. Emerson was very proud to serve his country and always talked about his duties and experience in the Navy. Emerson is missed very much. We will not be able to attend the reunion. Our best to his shipmates." From ancestry.com "Residence: Butler, OH; Born 23 May 1922; Died 9 Jul 2001."
Alan Bennett, SN: Aboard 1964-65.
Edward Bennett, SD3 Aboard 1961-64.
Gary Stanley Bennett, S1c: Aboard Kennebec 1944 until June 1946. In a 1986 letter to Bud Bessey, he lived in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Deland, FL.
Stephen F. Bennett, SN Aboard 1961-62.
Watford P. Bennett, Jr. MM3: Aboard 1956-57. Probably deceased "WATFORD P BENNETT; SSN 533-34-1823; Residence: 97496 Winston, Douglas, OR; Born 4 Aug 1937; Died 17 Apr 1998" Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Aberdeen, WA. updted 05/25/03
William E. Bennett, Jr. MML2 Aboard 1951-52
William H. "Bill" Bennett, Jr., RMSN: Aboard 1951-52. updated with full first name 08/01/03
Paul F. Bent, Jr., PNSN: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Eureka, CA
bluestar.gif - 227 Bytes Roger B. "Oldman" Bentley, MM3: Aboard 1965-69. He and his wife plan to attend 2004 reunion. Lives in West Union, SC. Membership EXP 2004
Edwin Andrew Berg, Bkr1: Aboard 1944
Ernest P. Bergevin, Sea1c Aboard 1942. Enlisted 04/08/40 in Peoria, IL. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Peoria, IL
Gerald G. Berger, SN Aboard 1961-62. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Edmond, OK.
Kenneth L. Bernard, WT2: Aboard 1942-45. Passed away April 15, 1986.
Robert E. Berner, S1: Aboard 1946.
Leonard R. Bernstein, Aboard 1942. Leona Bernstein called 10/16/02 and said Leonard passed away 10/02/02, shortly before the 2002 reunion at the age of 81. She lives in Hampton, VA. updated 10/16/02
Emery A. Berry, MM1 Aboard 1966-68. Enlisted 05/56. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Chula Vista, CA

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James F. "Jim" Berry, BM3
Aboard 1965-68
Aboard 12/65-11/68. REALLY GREAT SITE. BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES. SORRY I CAN'T MAKE THE REUNION. YOU'VE DONE A HELL OF A JOB WITH ALL OF THIS. Lives in Jackson, SC. Life Membership January 2009
William James Berry, SN: Aboard 1967-68.
usflaganimated.gif - 7541 Bytes Robert Bertolucci, Jr., BM1: Aboard 1963-64. Dave Hawrey writes, "Spoke to Robert Bertolucci's son and he told me that his dad had passed away in April of 98. After he was transferred from the Kennebec he went to Viet-Nam on PBR's. He was exposed to agent orange which lead to cancer. He retired from the Navy and then worked for the sheriff's dept. He was buried at sea by the Navy. His son said he would send me some pictures and other thing. When I get them I'll sent them to you. updated 09/07/01
James C. "Jim" Best, FN Aboard 1961-62.
usflaganimated.gif - 7541 Bytes John Lawrence Bethel, StM1: Aboard 1943-44. Deceased. Enlistment MO/YR match muster roll "BETHEL, JOHN LAWRENCE STM 1C US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/23/1943 - 11/05/1945 DATE OF BIRTH: 10/31/1914 DATE OF DEATH: 01/04/1982 DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/08/1982 BURIED AT: SECTION 3F SITE 1103 LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY 2040 WELLWOOD AVENUE FARMINGDALE , NY 11735-1211" updated 04/20/04
James Joseph Betton, FN: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Tunnel Hill, GA.
Alexander "Gor." Betts, FA: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Federal Way, WA

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Allen Eugene "Al" Betz, BT3
Aboard 1961-64
Reunions Attended: 2003
   I WAS IN THE CREW THAT RECOM.THE SHIP ON DEC. 16TH 1961. WHAT GREAT MEMORIES. I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP UP WITH MY OLD SHIP AND SHIP MATES. Interested in 2002 reunion. Lives in Wanaque, NJ. updated with life membership 10/15/02
Freddie A. Bickford, Jr., ME3: Aboard 1947-49. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Braintree, MA.
Lloyd LeRoy Bieber, S1c: Aboard 1943-44
James N. "Jim" Bielski, EM3. Aboard 1968. I called him on 06/02/03 and he is interested in attending the 2003 reunion. Lives in Crockett, CA. updated 06/03/03
John F. Bigos, SK2: Aboard 1942-44. Received email 01/30/05 from Gary Bigos, "I am the youngest son of John F. Bigos SK2 who served on the USS Kennebec from 1942-1944. I ran across your site while doing a Google search and I think it is excellent. I am sorry to inform you that John F. Bigos passed away from cancer back in September 1992. John was married for 35 years to a loving wife. He was a dedicated father to 3 children and a proud Navy veteran. I always enjoyed his stories that he would share of the "good ole days" and I miss them dearly. I hope that you can update this information on the shipmates section. I know that if my dad were here today he would really enjoy the site. Keep up the good work and thank you for all that you do!" Birth Date: 25 Jun 1920; Death Date: 17 September 1992; Residence: Dearborn Heights, MI updated 01/30/05
Melvin J. Bilbrey, FN: Aboard 1957. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Livingston, TN
R.B. Bilbrey, MM3: Aboard 1956-57
Paul Elijah Billings, CS3 Aboard 1965. Enlisted 12/62. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Port Angeles, WA.
Melvin J. Billiot, FN: Aboard 1957. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Cheyenne, WY.
John David Birch, S A: Aboard 1970. Sent 2002 reunion letter to McKinney, TX.
Ronald Joseph Bird, SN: Aboard 1965-68. 2003 reunion letter sent to Zanesville, OH.
Charles R. Birdsell: Aboard 25 Dec 46.
Keith Wayne Birdwell, ET1: Aboard 1969. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Hutchinson, KS.
Wayne R. Bishoff, BM2: Aboard 1967-68. I called him 06/23/03 and he is interested in 2003 reunion. He has spent most of his life on the sea. Lives in Sausalito, CA. updated 06/23/03
usflaganimated.gif - 7541 Bytes bluestar.gif - 227 Bytes Bernard "Bernie" Glynn Bishop, GMG3. Aboard 1964-65. Was contacted on 09/11/02, lives in Brooksville, FL. Membership EXP 09/02. 06/28/2008 update: Received word from Bernie's son Troy, that Bernie passed away from cancer on 06/24/2008.
Walter W. "Walt" Bishop, YNSN. On board in 1950. Helped mothball the Kennebec at the Destroyer Base in San Diego then was shipped off to Yokosuka during the Korean War. Worked in the communication office, just down the ladder from the Radio Shack. The radiomen I remember were Deister, Sorensen and Whittaker. Lives in Federal Way, WA. added 07/02/03
Walter L. Biskeborn, MMFN: Aboard 1952-54. I called him 06/29/03. He is interested in the Association. Lives in Ord, NE.
Billy J. Black, SA: Aboard 1948
Elmer R. Black, CM1 (his niece's e-mail address) Aboard June 1942-November 1944. I am submitting this for my great uncle, I have told him about your website, and he is interested in any information or mail communication you may have, as he does not have a computer. He was a carpenter's mate, enlisted, but I do not have his start-end rates. My name is Laurel Black Morris, and you may use my e-mail for any related communication with Mr. Black if you wish. Here is a bit of what he told me: I spent 44 months in the Navy. I boarded the U.S.S. Kennebec, A.O. (oiler-tanker) in Norfolk, VA in June 1942. Norfolk, VA. was our home port: in-out, out and in. We made so many trips to Houston, TX, Port Arthur, etc., for oil. A day or two later, heading for Norfolk, VA; New York City; Boston, MA; Bangor, ME; Argentina; Newfoundland, up and down the East Coast to TX to New Foundland. Seven trips (were made) to Hamilton Beach, Bermuda, Aruba Island north of Venezuela, South America. Back to Norfolk, VA, to Texas, up and down the East Coast- umpteen times. Finally the Big Day came: November 1942. We leave Norfolk, Va., headling slightly southeast. All kinds of ships, tankers, destroyers, battleships, and I believe an aircraft carrier. The convoy is forming. We do not know our destination until 24 hours later: Casablanca, Africa, French Morocco. Ships galore: a hundred and more. Never have I seen a convoy of ships so large in number. After two weeks or so, Casablanca was secured. Headed for Norfolk, VA. About midway back, we witnessed a burial at sea: two bodies from the ship dead ahead of us returning the wounded. We made four or five more trips to Casblanca and back, one trip to Dublin, Ireland and Glasgow, Scotland. (We) left Scotland (and traveled) a night through a minefield: eerie feeling heading for Norfolk. Lives in Rossville, GA. added 06/08/01

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Luvoyed D. "Blackie" Black, SM1
Aboard 1963-68
Reunions Attended: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006
Aboard 01/63-06/68.
Lives in Red Bluff, CA. updated residence 08/25/05
Floyd E. Blackburn, SH3 Aboard 1952-54. Deceased. updated 07/31/03
Lorenzo D. Blackburn, F2: Aboard 1946. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Salt Lake City, UT and Sprinville, UT.
William E. "Bill" Blackford, RM3: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Belgrad, MT. In a 1985 letter to Bud Bessey, he lived in Wilsall, MT.
Donald T. Blake, EMFN: Aboard 1949-50
James Jeffery Blake, MMFN: Aboard 1969. added 01/13/03
Ronald W. Blake, BM3 Aboard 1961.
Rodney H. "Rod" Blanchard, RM2 Aboard 1969-70 as RM3. Lives in Dona Ana, NM. updated 07/18/03
George Norbert Blawn, CM3: Aboard 1943-45. Possibly deceased "GEORGE BLAWN Request Information (SS-5) SSN 172-18-1694 Residence: 18103 Allentown, Lehigh, PA Born 29 May 1917 Last Benefit: Died Aug 1981 Issued: PA (Before 1951)" updated 12/11/02

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Malcolm A. Bliss, PO3
Aboard 1951-52
Malcolm became a Lifemember in Jan. 2014. He lives with his wife Lois in Kirkwood, MO. Contact info is available in the membership area.
Howard Stanley Blomgren, F2c Fireman in the electrical gang from early 1944 to early 1945. From Nancy Blomgren October 2002, "I am sorry to inform you that Howard passed away in November 1994 of complications from a brain tumor. He had always hoped there would be a reunion. Please extend the best wishes to any of his shipmates as he talked of them many times. Howard was very proud of the time he served his country in the Navy. Good luck and best wishes to all." From SSDI: Born 23 Sep 1925, Died 17 Nov 1994. His widow Nancy lives in Lakemoor, IL. updated with photo 10/23/02
Robert (n) Blue, EM3: Aboard 1944-46
John C. Bly, QM2: Aboard 1951. Sent 2002 reunion letter to New London, CT.
William J. Boals, HM3 Aboard 1961. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Hixson, TN
A.W. Boatright, ALAN: Aboard 1948
Walter (n) Boberg, FC3: Aboard 1943. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Allentown, PA

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John W. "Bogey" Boggess, SN
Aboard 1964-66
Reunions Attended:
2003, 2005
"FROM 17 YEAR OLD BOY TO 21 YEAR OLD MAN IN LESS THAN 4 YEARS. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE. MARRIED TWICE with ONE BOY and 2 GRAND CHILDREN. HOPE TO JOIN SOON AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REUNION IN SAN FRAN. SAW FRANK HOLDEN IN BAKERSFIELD AND MET HIS WIFE ABOUT 3 YEARS AFTER MY DISCHARGE. TALKED TO DANNY MERTZ ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO. HE WAS A DRIVER GOING FROM SAC TO L. A. LIVING NEAR SAC. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM AS MANY SHIPMATES AS POSSIBLE. THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THE WEB." Lives in Exeter, CA. updated email address 01/11/05
Joseph Robert Boggs, QMSN Aboard 1962-63. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Ridgefield, CT.
Demetrio A. Bogtong, SH2: Aboard 1964.
Jessie "Dan." Bohannon, BT1 Aboard 1968-70. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Virginia Beach, VA
Ronald M. "Ron" M. Bokan, CS3: Served November 1966 to May 1970. I live in North Olmsted, OH and have three great children and a wonderful wife. I'm really looking forward to our reunion. To this day the memories are strong and the friendships are real. This is great and thanks. updated ith photo 01/23/04 Charter Member who's Membership EXP 12/01
usflaganimated.gif - 7541 Bytes Harold D. Bolick, SN: Aboard 1951-53. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Morristown, TN. Wife's name Rose. Word in Aug. 2007 from Don Ashe, that Harold passed away on March 7, 2007.
Dayton Elvin Boling, S1c: Aboard 1944-46. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Nitro, WV
Gary D. Bollinger, QM3 Aboard 1966-68. From Kansas City. updated 05/11/01
William A. Bollinger, RM3 Aboard 1946-48. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Little River, SC.
Ray Bolton, Jr., TN: Aboard 1954
Gordon A. Bomey, GM1 Aboard 1942-43. Enlisted 03/13/36 in Milwaukee, WI. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Milwaukee, WI. Probably lives in Milwaukee, WI.
Eligio V. Bonafe, SH2: Aboard 1966-68.

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William H. "Bill" Bonaker, MM1
Aboard 1951-54
Reunions Attended: 2003, 2005, 2006
Aboard 1951-54. Wife, Lu. Lives in Fresno, CA. updated email address 07/01/03
Joseph J. Bonckowski, SN: Aboard 1947-50. His son, Joseph Jr. e-mailed, "My dad passed away a few years ago. He was on the Kennebec 12/25/48. I would to find about his days in the Navy. Did anybody know him? If so please e-mail me updated 09/22/01
Melvin R. Bonner, SA: Aboard 1948. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Aiken, SC (not deliverable as addressed).
Edward F. Bonzi, E-3: Aboard 1951-52. Possibly deceased. From ancestry.com "Residence: 91106 Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA; Born: 27 Mar 1931; Died Feb 1965; Issued: CA (Before 1951)" updated 07/11/02
William Booth, SA: Aboard 1952.
Robert F. Borden, QM1: Aboard 1945-48. Gody Kinch advised that his good friend passed away May 7, 2001. updated 09/16/02
Charles Robert Booz, SA: Aboard 1969. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Woxall, PA.
James Lee Borman, BM3: Came aboard in December of 68 just in time to "muck tanks" with Darrell Johnson and Chuck Burns. Spent a lot of time keeping Brian Vesper out of trouble. Stayed through the decommisioning in spring of 1970 . Lives in Antioch, CA. removed email address 05/26/03
Frederick A. Borrell, EM1: Aboard 1964. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Reading, PA

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Len M. "Ski" Borusky, SN
Aboard 1965-67
Reunions Attended: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009
I searched for over 4 years and finally found a web site for the Kennebec. I served aboard from 5/65 to 5/67 and was known mostly as "Ski". I love the web site and I'm in favor of a reunion. My phone is 570-799-5441 (PA). If no reunion occurs, it's still a great site and really brings back memories. Lives in Catawissa, PA. updated email address 04/02/04
Victor Richard Bosnak, RM3: Aboard 1944-46. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Pittsburgh, PA
Lee Bostic

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LeRoy "Lee" Bostic
MM2, Aboard 1964-65
Reunions Attended: 2001, 2003,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Thank you for contacting me. I was transferred off the AO-36 December 1965 and continued in the Navy until February 1975 when I retired and became a civilian worker. I worked as Chief engineer for two hospitals in San Diego, CA. In 1992 my wife and I retired and took up full time RVing until January of 1999 when we bought a house in Paulden, AZ, where we are enjoying life. It was nice hearing from you. I think I remember you. My memory is kind of vague of the Kennebec because I was on seven other ships before I retired. I retired off the USS Kirk FF-1087 in San Diego. If I can help you any more, let me know. I never had a cruise book so have to go by memory only. Lives in Boulder City, NV. upated email address 03/17/05. Became Life Member 10/2008. Lee had suffered a stroke in Nov. 2014. Association update 01/27/2015 from Lee's sister Linda Reuter: "I'm sorry to have to tell you, Lee has passed away. We had his service this past week-end with full military honors. It was very moving. He loved visiting with all of you at the reunions, as did I. He is in a much better place now and I know he did not want to live in the condition he was in. I want to thank you and everyone for allowing me to be part of his military family." Lee passed away 3rd week of Jan. 2015. We will post an obit, if one becomes available.
Donald Ray Boulds, PhM2: Aboard 1945-46. Born 14 Sep 1925; Died 2 Feb 2001. Lived in ID. updated 06/19/04
Ernest L. Bounds, SF3: Aboard 1943. Possibly deceased "ERNEST L BOUNDS 22 Nov 1912 29 Mar 1991 (V) 75682 (New London, Rusk, TX) (none specified) 428-07-4743 Mississippi" added 01/05/03
Herman P. Bourgeois, SA: Aboard 1948. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Saint Lamant, LA
William R. Bourne, SN: Aboard 1950. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Metairie, LA.
Robert J. Bournonville, PO3: Aboard 1951-52. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Harvey, IL. Might have lived in Laughlin, NV in 1994.
Claud A. Bowen, FN: Aboard 1956-57. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Wattsburg, PA
Laddie C. Bowman, BM3: Aboard 1947-48. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Wichita, KS
Robert B. Bowman, SN: Aboard 1948-49
Frederick G. Boyd, BT2: Aboard 1950. Sent 2003 reunion letter to North Pole, AK.
Gerald Robert Boyd, BT3: Aboard 1964-65. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Hulbert, OK.
John W. Boyd, SN: Aboard 1957
Adrien W. Boyer, FN: Aboard 1951. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Wallingford, VT
Della Daniel "Del" Boyer, FN Aboard 1961-62. Interested in 2002 reunion. Lives in DeSoto, MO. updated 02/17/02
Thomas J. Boyko, SN Aboard 1961.
Dennis Thomas Boylan, SN: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Utica, MI.
Paul Mark Boylan, RD1: Aboard 1966-68. Enlisted 01/57. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Clermont, FL and Sarasota, FL. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Hoboken, NJ (not known) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (unknown).
Terence "Eugen." Boyle, HM3: Aboard 1967-68. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Bradford, PA.
Dennis Leon Brader, FN: Aboard 1969. Possibly lived in Chula Vista, CA. added 01/13/03
Thomas L. Brady, IC3: Aboard 1963.
Alva (n) Bradham, SK3: Aboard 1942-44. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Millen, GA. Probably deceased "Name: Alva Bradham SSN: 252-30-5330 Last Residence: 30442 Millen, Jenkins, Georgia, United States of America Born: 2 Mar 1924 Died: 30 Jun 1988 State (Year) SSN issued: Georgia (Before 1951 )" updated 08/24/04
Hansel L. Bradley, Jr., S1c: Aboard 1943-44. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Frankfort, KY
Thomas Dudley Braham, EN3: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Kingwood, WV
Donald F. Bramwell, SN: Aboard 1962. Possibly deceased "DONALD F BRAMWELL; SSN 389-42-3631; Born 24 Feb 1943; Died 28 Oct 2002" Sent 2002 reunion letter to Viroqua, WI. updated 05/25/03
Noble Branaman, Jr., MM2: Aboard 1953. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Rancho Cordova, CA. Dick called Los Molinos, CA (not him). Per 1930 Census, believed son of Noble Branaman (born in VA in 1892-94 and worked for railroad) born in 1927 and lived in Grand Forks, ND. Probably deceased " BRANAMAN, NOBLE JR US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 12/11/1943 - 12/30/1959 DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 10/08/2004 DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/16/2004 BURIED AT: SECTION C-11 SITE 192 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY NATIONAL CEMETERY 32053 WEST MCCABE ROAD GUSTINE , CA 95322 (209) 854-1040 (700) 462-1259" updated 01/09/05
Lee Hamilton Brand, SK3: Aboard 1944-46. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Sparks, NV (unable to forward).
Herman F. Brandt, Jr., HA1: Aboard 1947
Donald L. Branham, AS Aboard 1942. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Norfolk, VA. Possibly deceased "Name: Donald Branham SSN: 228-18-9203 Last Residence: 23602 Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, United States of America Born: 3 Oct 1925 Died: Jul 1976 State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951 )"
George Lee Branham, S2c: Aboard 1945-46
Reunions Attended: 2001, 2003, 2003, 2006
Joseph P. "Joe" Brannin, MM2 Served on the Kennebec 1967 and 1968. I made two West Pacs on her, one in 1967 the next in 1968. We never missed a committment and always refueled when we were needed. The in between times were spent at Hunters Point in San Francisco where we were home ported. Looking for Walter Norkus and Jerry Brummer. We all came aboard as MM3 and made MM2, and we worked in the engine room. Nice to see the ship again. Lives in Palm City, FL. Updated 03/02/01 Charter Member
Robert Olen Brant, SA: Aboard 1970. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Visalia, CA (no unit number).
David Norman Braune, ETR2 Aboard 1963-65. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Westminster, MD
Joseph Dale Bray, SN: Aboard 1967.
Charles N. Brazee, F1: Aboard 1947. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Groton, CT.
G.R. Breithaupt, SN: Aboard 1951-52. 2003 reunion letters sent to Gambier, OH and Saugerties, NY.
Cecil V. Breland, BM1: Aboard 1966-67. I was aboard USS Kennebec in the sixties as a BM1. Willie L. Hatfield, BM1 and I keep in touch and I'm going to visit him in the very near future as he is very ill. Fair winds and following seas. Lives in Greenwell Springs, LA. updated 02/11/03

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Thomas M. "Tom" Brennen, QM1
Aboard 1943-46
Reunions Attended: 2003
  He called 08/13/03 Lives in Broken Arrow, OK. updated with correct email address 06/19/04
bluestar.gif - 227 Bytes Michael (Benny) L. Brenzikofer, SFP2 Aboard 1962-66. Lives in Watkins, CO. Membership EXP 01/03. 3/28/2008 update: Received word from Bud Bessey, that Mike passed away on 3/28/2008.
Edward L. Brewer, BM1: Aboard 1947. Possibly deceased "BREWER, EDWARD L SR BMC US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/20/1941 - 05/31/1964 DATE OF BIRTH: 06/08/1923 DATE OF DEATH: 09/19/1998 DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/23/1998 BURIED AT: SECTION JJ ROW 07 SITE 14 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY 7931 MCCORY LANE NASHVILLE, TN 37221-0000" updated 04/20/04
Larry Robert Brewer, SA: Aboard 1967-68.
Ralph Eugene Brewer, WT3: Aboard 1944-45
Alfonza Brewton, TN: Aboard 1951-54. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Huntsville, AL
bluestar.gif - 227 Bytes Alex M. Bridges, FN: Aboard 1965-66. I WENT ABOARD IN MARCH 1965 AND DISCHARGED IN MAY 1966. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REUNION, ANXIOUS TO SEE MY SHIPMATES AND GOOD FRIENDS. Sent 2002 reunion postcard. Lives in Macon, GA. Membership EXP 08/02
Jerome D. Briggs, SN: Aboard 1966. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Des Moines, IA and Arlington, TX (unable to forward).
Todd E. Briggs, SA: Aboard 1968-69. Lives in Washington Mills, NY. updated 07/22/01
Neumann D. Brister, MM1 Aboard 1942. Enlisted 05/21/40 in San Diego, CA. Possibly deceased "Naumann D. Brister SSN: 401-54-7137 Born: 18 Feb 1913 Died: 6 Jan 1990 State (Year) SSN issued: Kentucky (1956 )"
Wayne E. Bristol, BM1: Aboard 1949-50. Johnny Dobson advised that Wayne is deceased. updated 04/18/02
Marshall F. Britt, SA: Aboard 1950. Possibly deceased "BRITT, MARSHALL FRANKLIN SA US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 09/03/1947 - 05/02/1951 DATE OF BIRTH: 03/11/1930 DATE OF DEATH: 09/28/1993 DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/01/1993 BURIED AT: SECTION LL SITE 359 MOUNTAIN HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY P.O. BOX 8 VA MEDICAL CENTER JOHNSON CITY , TN 37684" and "MARSHALL F BRITT SSN: 240-48-6983 Last Residence: 35640 Hartselle, Morgan, AL Born: 11 Mar 1930 Last Benefit: Died: 15 Sep 1993 State (Year) SSN issued: NC" updated 04/20/04
Robert R. Broadwater, EN3: Aboard 1967-68. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Bethesda, OH
Jimmie Brookey
Life Member
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Jimmie A. Brookey, EN2
Aboard 1965-66
Reunions Attended:
2001, 2010
Aboard 1965-66 as EN3. Brother of Dale. Hi, I own an air-conditioning shop in a small town in Oklahoma, named Lone Grove. Work in the summer, play in the winter. It was nice to find this website. Thanks, Mike (Vodak) for the help. Interested in 2001 reunion. updated 08/15/01. Comment from Jimmie on 1/26/2011: Any shipmates aboard 65-66 who has came down with diabetes please contact me. Please note: Jimmie's contact information is available to the membership in the membership area. Updated 5-9-2011, Jimmie became a Life Member.
bluestar.gif - 227 Bytes Vernon D. "Dale" Brookey, MM3 Aboard 1965-69. Brother of Jimmie. Lives in Lone Grove, OK. updated residence 01/12/04 Membership EXP 09/04
Donald Eugene Brooks, S2c: Aboard 1945-46
Ralph Brooks, Jr., S1: Aboard 1946-47
Amil E. Brown, F1c: Aboard 1942-43. Glenn Cantrell said he was a preacher in Jacksonville as recently as 2001. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Jacksonville, FL. updated 05/13/03
Charles (n) Brown, StM2: Aboard 1944-46
Clarence Brown
Life Member
AO-36 Life Member 209
Clarence E. Brown, BT2
Aboard 1968-69
Reunions Attended:
2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
Guestbook signing on 03/22/03, "I served on the Kennebec from July of 1968 to Oct of 1969. Got out early. Was a BT3 and the oil king the last year." Interested in 2004 reunion. Married and lives in Miles City, MT. Updated with life membership 04/23/2010.
Claude M. Brown, ICFN: Aboard 1949-50
Dale V. Brown, SN: Aboard 1968.
Donald Shephard Brown, BM2: Aboard 1942-45
Elmer M. Brown, Jr., SA Aboard 1961.
Harold K. Brown, FA: Aboard 1949-50
James A. Brown, SN: Aboard 1964-65.
James R. Brown, BTG3: Aboard 1951

AO-36 Life Member 105
James W. "Jim" Brown, CS2
Aboard 1949-50
Aboard June 1949 - June 1950 as CSSN when we put it out of commission in San Diego. I was a ship's cook. That's where I started my cooking career anyway. I sure would like to become a member. If things work out I will be there for the 2001 reunion. Lives in Sherman, TX. updated with photo 03/08/05
Joseph Peter Brown, S2c: Aboard 1945
Larry E. Brown, RMSA
Aboard 1952-53
Reunions Attended: 2013
Larry E. Brown, RMSA: Aboard 1952-53
Ora P. Brown, SN: Aboard 1951

AO-36 Life Member 127
Raymond B. "Ray" Brown, CS3
Aboard 1961-63
Reunions Attended: 2005, 2008

Aboard 1961-63. Lives in Oswego, NY.
updated with life membership 05/23/05
Richard Lee Brown, PO3: Aboard 1968-70. 06/02/03 sent email via classmates.com.
Robert L. Brown, HM3: Aboard 1949-50
Samuel L. "Sam" Brown, EM3 Aboard 1952-54
Thomas Dane Brown, SN: Aboard 1969-70.
Vincent T. Brown, MML1 Aboard 1951. added 01/03/03
Billy J. Brownen, SA: Aboard 1952-53. Probably deceased "BILLY J BROWNEN; SSN 445-32-8324; Residence: VA; Born 31 Jul 1936; Died 15 Jul 2002" Sent 2002 reunion letter to Shawnee, OK. updated 05/25/03
Edward C. Brozouski, QM2: Aboard 1949-50. Probably deceased "EDWARD C BROZOUSKI; SSN 060-16-4566; Residence: 14222 Buffalo, Erie, NY; Born 13 May 1920; Died 8 Jul 1998" updated 05/25/03
bluestar.gif - 227 Bytes Gerald E. "Jerry" Brumer, MM2 Aboard 1966-68. Lives in Springfield, MA. Membership EXP 07/04
Roland A. Brumet, SN: Aboard 1948-49. Probably deceased "ROLAND BRUMET; SSN 565-20-9039; Born 4 May 1927; 90033 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Died Feb 1976" updated 05/25/03
George Brumfield, DM3 Aboard 1961.
Ramon E. "Ray" Brummer, FN: Aboard 1948-50. Might have lived in Virginia Beach in 1994. 06/02/03 sent email via classmates.com
Clarence G. Brun, S1c Aboard 1944-45. Passed away July 28, 1997. His daughter, Carol, wrote "The reunion information was forwarded to my address . My mother is now living with us. Dad always loved sharing Navy stories with his children and grandchildren and held the Kennebec dear to his heart. The Navy Hymn was played at the end of his memorial service - it just seemed so fitting. We would like to remain on your mailing list and hear about the attendees at the reunion, if that is possible." She lives in Troy, MI. Clarence lived in Kettering. updated 05/04/02
Francis C. Bruno, RM3: Aboard 1943. added 01/05/03
Gary A. Bryant, SA: Aboard 1966.

Larry Lowell Bryant, S1c
Aboard 1945-46
Larry Lowell Bryant
Larry Lowell Bryant lived with his wife Ginger at Aberdeen, WA. Received update 10/11/2013 from his son Larry W. Bryant: "My father Larry Lowell Bryant served on the Kennebec from 1945-1946 I had planned to bring him to the reunion in Bremerton, WA. Sadly he passed away on 9/27/2013 in Aberdeen ,WA. after a long bout with cancer." Larry's Obit
Loyd C. Bryant, DC2: Aboard 1964. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Bremerton, WA.
William "Fran." Bryant, SH3 Aboard 1961-64.
Bob Bryce, MM3: Aboard 1969-70. Lived in Pennsylvania until the end of my junior year, then moved to Florida. Finished college in the Navy (Engineering) and served on several submarines until retiring in 1989. Now married, live in Florida, design buildings as an Architect and enjoy boating on our 34' cruiser. 06/02/03 send email via classmates.com.
Donald W. Bryce, SN: Aboard 1956-57. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Mount Pleasant, SC
Edward Brzdek, FN Aboard 1968-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Trenton, NJ.
Carol L. Bucci, BM3: Aboard 1963. Probably deceased "BUCCI, CAROL LEE BM2 US NAVY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/08/1963 - 11/26/1968 DATE OF BIRTH: 04/25/1930 DATE OF DEATH: 12/05/1975 DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/10/1975 BURIED AT: SECTION 401 ROW B SITE 04 LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY 950 SOUTH SEPULVEDA BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA 90049" and "BUCCI CAROL L 04/25/1930 M INDIANA LOS ANGELES(19) 12/05/1975 562-54-1001 45 yrs" updated 04/20/04
Terry L. Bucher, SK3: Aboard 1967-68. Sent 2003 reunion letter to Ephrata, PA.
Robert L. Buell, FCS3: Aboard 1951-52
Billy C. Buggs, TN Aboard 1961. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Charleston, SC.
William V. Bugler, MM1: Aboard 1946

AO-36 Life Member 194
Raymond A. "Ray" Bullis
SN, Aboard 1965-68
Reunions Attended: 2001, 2006
Like the web site. Was great to hear from Gary Schlagel. Looking forward to reunion. Has anybody heard from Stewart "Skip" Hicks? 05/19/03 Lives in Phoenix, AZ. Became a Life Member 10/06.
Richard E. "Dick" Bullis, SA Aboard 1965. Shane Bullis, Ray's son and Dick's nephew, reported that Dick passed away around 1968. He was in a car that collided with a train in Unadilla, NY. Updated 03/27/01
Kenneth "Her." Bullock, EM3: Aboard 1968-69. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Roxbury, CT
Elmer M. Bunce, Jr., SA Aboard 1961. updated with first name 01/28/04
Ernest N. Bunch, RDM2 Aboard 1942-44. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Raleigh, NC. I called 06/29/03 and had a nice conversation with his his wife, Helen, and briefly with him. He has Alzheimer's. Lives in Isleton, CA.
Lloyd F. Burch, SN: Aboard 1952-54. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Lincoln, AR
LeRoy Burdeau, BM1: Aboard 1964-65. Enlisted 11/47. Possibly deceased. "BURDEAU , LEROY; Died: 04 03 1979 age 51 in GLACIER, MONTANA; SINGLE--NEVER MARRIED" updated 12/07/02
George Rose Burge, RT2: Aboard 1945-46
Albert L. Burger, AS commissioning crew Aboard 1942. Enlisted 12/11/41 in Baltimore, MD. Probably deceased. From SSI Death Index: Residence: Baltimore, MD. Born: 6 Feb 1918, Died 21 Sep 1992. Lived in Baltimore, MD in 1985. updated 06/24/01
Harold L. Burgess, SN Aboard 1961-62. When she was commissioned in New York City, I was 17 yrs. old. I was a sea men recruit from Great Lake, IL. I was proud then, and 40 yrs. later I'm just as proud as ever to have served aboard USS Kennebec A036. Would love to hear from any and all crew members, especially Billy J. Moss, Wayne Ferguson and a hard ass second class boatswain mate by the name Prasol! Time has marched on, but the day will come when hopefully we will all meet again. Unsure about attending 2001 reunion. Lives in Norwalk, OH. updated 06/13/01. We heard this sad news in Sept. 2014 from shipmate Billy Moss: Harold L. Burgess, 68, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Friday, March 8, 2013 in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio. Click Here for his obit.
Edward U. Burke, S1c: Aboard 1944-45. From his wife, Juanita Burke "He passed away on December 18, 1987. He served his country as S 1/C aboard the USS Kennebec Mar 5 - Nov 8, 1945. He was a retired Cable Technician for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. in Parkersburg, WV. He would have loved to attend the reunion." updated 02/17/02
Robert Burke, MM2: Aboard 1963.
Hugh A. Burkett, SA Aboard 1961.
John D. Burkett, FA: Aboard 1951-52

AO-36 Life Member 28
Russell J. "Russ" Burnard, DC2
Aboard 1966-69
Reunions Attended:
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
DC2 I live on Trail River, 25 mi. north of Seward Alaska. I went aboard the Kennebec in May 1966 and got off her in October 1969. I have worked at many jobs in the years past. I was a blacksmith in Washington state, a welder under ground in Leadville, Colorado, in maintenance for RCA/OMS on remote radar instalations all over Alaska and I am presently a maintenance supervisor for the Kenai Penninsula Borough out of Seward, Alaska. I am married, have 3 grown children and 2 grandkids. I have stayed in contact with my old partner John Fee and Dick Obenchain. If anyone would like to contact me please feel free to call me at (907)288-3192 or e-mail me. updated 04/02/01
Robert F. Burnham, BT1 Aboard 1961-63. Enlisted 12/59.
Charles Lloyd "Chuck" Burns, SN: Aboard 1968-69.
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AO-36 Life Member 136
Leo G. Burns, S1c
Aboard 1944
Aboard 1944 for about 5-months. Enlisted 03/16/44. He made one cruise to Casablanca and was on board for the capture of U-505. Membership purchased as a surprise by his grandson, Jason. Lives in Summerfield, FL. updated with email address 04/06/05 Received word from Noreen Burns: "...my dear devoted husband passed away on 8/30/2006."
Robert C. Burns, BTG1 commissioning crew Aboard 1942. Enlisted 09/09/40 in Chicago, IL. Lived in Chicago, IL in 1985. updated 06/24/01
Jimmie W. Burrows, SN: Aboard 1963-64. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Florence, SC.
Alan J. Burruss, SA. Aboard 1968. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Winona, WV.
Francis E. Burt, SN: Aboard 1953. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Portland, OR.
Donald Ray Bush, IC3: Aboard 1963-65.
Edward Arthur Bush, SA: Aboard 1969-70. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Houston, TX.
Ellis D. Bush, IC3 Aboard 1947-49. Is there a reunion for our group? Lives in Magnolia, OH. updated 08/22/01
Raymond E. Bush, SN: Aboard 1953-54

AO-36 Life Member 212
Walton B. "Walt" Bush
QM1, Aboard 1952-54
Interested in 2001 reunion. Lives in Bentonville, AR. added 08/02/01 Regular Membership EXP 08/01. Update 4/19/2011, Walt became a Life Member, lives with his wife Sallie in Bentonville, AR.

AO-36 Life Member 101
Ron Bushmire, EN3
Aboard 1961-63
Reunions Attended: 2001
Ronald P. "Ron, Bush or Bushee" Bushmire, EN3 Aboard 08/61-01/63. Lives in San Ramon, CA. updated with life membership 08/21/03
Frank Bustos, MMFN Aboard 1961-64. Ron Alkire called 04/17/05 and said he lives in Las Vegas, NV. updated 04/17/05

AO-36 Life Member 119
Terry Butkus, QM3
Aboard 1963-66
Reunions Attended: 2005
Terry T. Butkus, QM3 Damm,I don't believe it!!! I had a telephone call from Dale " Goose " Garriotte the other night, and almost has a heart attack. I served aboard AO-36 from Feb. 1963 to Aug. 1966, QM3. After I was discharged went to College at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduated 1971 BS Education. Taught Jr. High and coached from 1971 to 1978 in Nebraska. Went to work for the Federal Government from 1978 to 1986 where at one time taught Physical training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center F.L.E.T.C. Brunswick GA. Got tired of that and decided I wanted to study medicine. I was too old to go to Medical School, so I went to Nursing School in 1988, and graduated with a BSN in 1992. Went into the Army Nurse Corps in 1993 and ETS in 1997, 1st Lt. Currently I hold the rank as Captain, and should be Major soon with the Nebraska National Guard. I also will be graduating this December 2001 with my Masters Degree in Nursing,Family Nurse Practitioner. Hopefully will work for the VA somewhere. I currently work for the Nebraska State Correctional System. I had an exciting life....so far, still a lot to do. I was married for 15 years,I am a widower, no children. I would appreciated e-mail from any of the Kennebec crew. I'll try my best to make the reunion in Oct. Las Vegas. Lives in Omaha, NE. updated with life membership and email address 12/06/04
Hedges S. Butler, FN: Aboard 1947-50. Mrs Butler advise that Hedges passed away May 4, 1999. Lived in Seattle, WA. updated 02/19/02
William Archie Byers, PN3: Aboard 1966-70. Received the following email from his attorney 03/17/03, "He recently passed from mesothelioma, a form of cancer that the doctors agree was caused by his occupational exposure to asbestos." updated 03/19/03
Henry Frank Bylica, RM3: Aboard 1944-45. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to Evans, GA. Possibly deceased "HENRY F BYLICA 07 Feb 1925 14 Jun 1990 (not specified) (none specified) 348-16-2069 Illinois" updated 12/12/02
Howard D. Bynum, SA: Aboard 1956-57. Sent 2002 reunion postcard to New Albany, OH
Donald Byrd, SA Aboard 1961-62.
Steven W. Byrom, QM3 Aboard Kennebec Jan 1967- Oct 1969. Works for the telephone company. I Live in McDonough, GA with my wife Jerry and have three beautiful daughters. Its great to have this web page. Would love to hear from all who remember us. Jerry worked at the USO in San Francisco. Updated 03/06/01
Richard E. Byxbee, F2: Aboard 1946. Sent 2002 reunion letter to Norwalk, CT.

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