I just want to say that this time period was very rewarding to me as it gave me the opportunity to serve my Country and to work with the very dedicated crew of The Jersey.I would love to communicate with those crew members who may remember me or was aboard Her during this time.Bob Hope, with Ann Margaret and the USO Tour visited the battleship. We were shortly after March ordered from Fire Base Cannon as we had visitors on the way. It took weeks to clear all the metal debris from the trail while we concentrated on DONG AP BIA [Hamburger Hill].The magic moment was that from the time Ann Margaret was heloed onboard to the time she left the ship her perfume lingered around for days. Division to walk off it's plank and part of the decommissioning crew. From a fellow GUN BUNNY - 101 AIRBORNE DIVISION ARTILLERY XXIV CORPS.Log entries do not appear here immediately after they are made, but this Log is updated regularly. He was invited back to go on the last cruise they had for open house. Thanks, may god richly bless each and every one of you that served on as wonderful a ship as the Jersey ever was. Helped design firing cables for New Jersey's final gunshot, which was a full salvo of 5" gunfire, as the 16" guns were under moratorium.Thanks for visiting, please make your own entry in the Ships Log before you go. I'll leave my home phone number on here for any of you all can call me... Was onboard up until the ship went into dry dock before decom. Volunteered to take orders to USS Missouri and Desert Storm.Click Here to Sign the Ships Log Served onboard the USS New Jersey from 1986 - 1989. Looking for any information on him his name is Bobby Dikes. Those 2 ships were and still are the finest of any fleet EVER.
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My shipmates called me Detroit and I was a part of the New Jersey flag football team that took the base trophy for Capt. With sad news a past crew member, BT2 Robert Harris, was shot and killed in Columbus, OH on 2/16/2014.
In the past several years he had fallen on hard times and as of today 2/25/2014 he has not had final services and still lays in the morgue.
Also served on the Intelligence Collection, Snoopy Team, while onboard the battleship. Effervescent pride I was in A Battery 1st Battalion 83rd Artillery, 8 in.
Onboard March 1968, Ship Training was in San Diego, CA Jan - March 1968. and 177mm howitzers in the A Shau Valley January 69 to September 69.