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Richland (AFDM 8) Crew List

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There are 63 crew members registered for the Richland (AFDM 8).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Borgstedt, Robert D SNJan 1947 – Nov 1948 \"Deck\" I remember "the 8"quite well,short crew and all,not enough for divisions,just a crew,but some fine times had by all.the cranes,boats,&carpenters barge for work & recreation
Clements, Joseph C.METALSMITH 3RD CLASSAug 1953 – Nov 1953EngineeringNot too many will remember me because I only spent about 3 months aboard. I was sent to thr AFDM-8 mostly to cut the 8 anchor chains so the AFDM-8 could be placed into the AFDB-1. Fun? Not realy. I did enjoy the experience. Great crew.....
Bissitt, BobEN3Jan 1956 – Jul 1957engineeringJust looking for ship mates during my years of service
Milner, TomFireman1958 – 1960engine roomRetired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wa. in 1993.
Everrman, JimYeoman for Doctor on boardMar 8, 1960 – Oct 6, 1961Secretary for on board DoctorI am so very thankful for this list. because i have looked for years for any info I could find and found nothing. It was a beautiful experience for me, anyone wishing to contact me please do so. Thanks for the crew list
Lawrence, Wilfred - BillSA1961 – 1963DeckBill was my stepfather. He passed on Nov 2006 due to unknown cancer. He talked often of being on the steadfast in Guam and knew he was in trouble when he arrived. Reported as a PO3 and discharged as a SA. Yes he had many adventures.
Gould, DeanEng3rd Class1961 – 1963Enginroom Engineeringsat out typhoon karen and others
Eggert, DavidDC-3Apr 3, 1964 – Nov 3, 1965Damage controlMost memories are'nt so good. I endured the lengthy retro-fit for the nuclear subs & experienced the horiffic explosion & fire that took the lives of several shipmates. To help pass time, Joe Snodderly and I spent many hours playing guitar
Oakley, JohnIC2Jul 2, 1964 – Dec 6, 1965RI remember fire that killed 7, also Sam McKnight who fell from port crane and died. Would like to here from anyone. Phil Monosmith, Bill Miller, email me. doakley@gtcom.net Remember the '51 Chevy?
Ross, MikeSFM2Aug 1964 – Jan 1966R
Rhodes, Thomas (Dusty )sfmAug 23, 1964 – Feb 21, 1966shipfitters shopafrican-american ,served with mike ross, david rose ,shepard ,billideau,rhutherford ,master chief victory, pappy tinsley.survived two tours of duty in vietnam with mcb-3
Inscho, ClydeSNMar 1965 – Sep 1966Boats Mate
Vollmer, BobFNOct 1965 – Mar 1967Port EngineroomDrove Truck to mess hall and baricks from ship.Not much else but paint. Got drunk a lot at EM club as well as in town. Can't say I wasn't a dumb ass, but I had fun. Oh ya, I remember McNight falling. He was a nice guy rvollmersr@hotmail.c
Wickizer, Glen (Budj)E31966 – 1967crane crewI remember guys like Falkner,Miller, Griffin, Kelly, Wren, Wagner. We were all a bunch of crazy's. Spent alot of time sleeping in the crane.
Brogan, JosephEn2May 1967 – Dec 1968EngineeringServed on the AFDB1 by the fuel depot and on 8 .spent a lot of time in the little covering just off the ship.Remember working o getting another AFDM Up to working & theTecumsa shot themselves with a torpedo.
De Martin, John [dino}BM3Jan 3, 1969 – Sep 8, 1970DeckAnyone serving on the 8-Boat during this period,feel free to send an e-mail. Duty was good except during port and starboard when a sub was in drydock. Great weather,great crew and great Olympia beer at Mellor Park.
Tabacsko, WilburSF2Mar 1969 – Sep 1970RIt was the best vacation ever. Also the longest. Lunch time at Mellor Park was the most and I really enjoyed still being there when it closed. Ugh! Any of you shipfitters out there? I see ya Dino! Olympia Beer, yoy!
Dudley, JayDAMAGE CONTROLMANJun 1, 1969 – Dec 1, 1970Damage ControlHad a blast working in the BASIN. Played lots of golf and worked in Mellor Park.
Clark, RogerSNAug 12, 1969 – May 18, 1971DECK FORCEI USE TEND TO THE BEER GARDEN AND SLEEP ON THE BARG , GOT WROTE UP ON BASE BECAUSE OF SLEEVES ROLLED UP AND DIRTY UNIFORMS . ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS WAS BUD POWELL , .VERY FEW GIRLS .BUT A GREAT SERVICE MENS CEMTER IN AGANA., ACCEPTED CHRIS
Dunn, JohnSNFeb 1, 1970 – 1972deck
Geisinger, John (Chooch)FNSep 14, 1970 – Mar 15, 1972enginemanLoved Guam
Deless, RussSNDec 22, 1970 – Aug 1971DeckI remember cutting up steaks for the Navy Relief Carnival and making Chief Tenorio's special Teriyaki Sauce in big bushel tubs. Left the 8 boat for "A" school in San Diego. Retired from US Navy Reserve in 1995
Hovey, KennethHT3Jan 1971 – Sep 1972repair Looking for former uppers and downers! Chandler are you out there? Any shipmates who were on guam reply. Remember getting blitzed in mellor park after docking stations?
McCaw, LorenE4Jan 1973 – Jun 1976E/DIVHad great friendship w/ so many while on Guam as was there 3 1/2 yrs. party at the house. my Guam bombs. the fiesta's . body surfing the bay..hiking the boonies,clubs downtown.to see bands.We were all so young. pf flyer
Miller, JohnenginmanJan 26, 1973 – Mar 1974engineeringhad a great time on the 8 didn't know how good is was till i left. just loved guam got a car, motorcycle aptment and a girl friend was the best duty I had. miss the lumpia, and jumping off the 8 when a sub left,
Black, JamesIC1Apr 1, 1973 – May 1, 1975E DivisionOne of the most interesting tours I had in my 18 1/2 years in the Navy. Loved the duty, loved Guam, and Wish that time could stand still for that period.
Robison, Don profile iconIC 3Jun 1973 – Jul 6, 1975E DivisionI reported to AFDM8 after the sweep USS Force sank west of Guam. I was one of the 4 or 5 ICmen aboard. Looking for EM1 Steve Bernhard, IC1 Jim Black, and some of the rest of you characters. Anyone out there? It was great
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Rios, JoeHTFNApr 1974 – Apr 1976R-DivisionWhat a great time we had on the 8-boat. Still look at the pictures from time to time. Hope all is well with my former shipmates from all the divisions. Loren McCaw, Gallagher, Tatman, G-man, McNew, Chapman,so many others
McNew, DanielSNApr 3, 1975 – Jul 21, 19761st
Chapman, DuwaneHTFNJun 1975 – Oct 1976RHafa Adai!-What a great time.I have pictures The park,beaches,talafofo falls,reserve beach, port forward "PF Flyers" Barracks 13 and the Waves in 12&14. Streaking the move and around the pool. Typhoon Pamela.
Giordano, Biazzio Aka G-manHT3Sep 13, 1975 – Jul 3, 1976Rhad a great time, typhone pamela, operation new life, Mialanas bar, budda stick, the cheepers and cafe de paris
Parenteau, GuyE4Oct 16, 1975 – Oct 16, 1977Portside Engine RoomHey you sailors,remember Guy Parenteau? How about my brother Roger,and Glen Armatat (F...of the Mountain)Ace pool player (I set him up with his now living home Ninilchik Alaska) I was a P.F. Flyer etc. E-mail me!TyphoonP
Allison, DarrellMM2Jan 1976 – Jan 1978A DivServed as PMS Officer, A gang Supply officer and Work Center Superviser. Requested Guam after Operation Frequent Wind dropping off refugees and South Vietnamese Aircraft. Survived Typhoon Pamula and loved the diving.
Grebe, CharlesEN/FNJun 3, 1976 – Jul 1, 1978enghay boys
Harris, TonyHTFN1977 –repairWe are the "PF FLYERS",who the F$%&K are you? Bryce Stark- how's your ping pong game, do you still have my photos?Jeff Urnst- survivor of the SRF shootout.
Barbaritz, JosephHTFNJan 7, 1977 – May 21, 1978
Urnes, JeffHTFNMar 15, 1977 – Jun 15, 1978DCHi shipmates. Was a lonely 21 year old back then. Lots of fun and mischief with you guys which made it bearable. Contact me!
Morey, TomEMFN1978 – 1979EPicked up at airport by a guy wearing a FTN t-shirt.Played on softball and football team.Crazy initiations.Barracks next to the girl barracks. Mojo parties,boonie stomping,great water,Talafofo falls. Buy me drinky?
Maschal, RoyHT2Mar 1, 1978 – Apr 1, 1980and Ship SuptI was assigned to the drydock for the first year then I was assigned to Ships Supt. I did two tours of duty on Guam six years.I really enjoyed the place. It was the best. Great fishing, and a great laid back life. Hafa Adia
Saunders, TomEM2Sep 1978 – Dec 1979EReally had a wonderful time on the island of Guam. Even the extra long day when we drydocked something made for a interesting time

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