Friday, December 02, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Having a Bad Day ?
Thought I might share this with the crew. I found it on shipspotting.com an interesting website. The photo was submitted by Ilhan Kermen an Merchant Engineer Officer who resides in Turkey. The vessel dragged her anchors during a storm 2/23/99.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Thunder at Work
Just got an email from Don "Thunder"Baggett, an industrious and creative crew member who served on the USS Gray as an Operations Specialist from 1975-79. He is staying fairly busy nowadays, quite a change from chasing the Bad Guys up in Operations (02 level?), providing professional artwork for the likes of the popular "Biker" magazine, a sister publication of EasyRiders
For example, check out his full page strip in "Biker" magazine...titled "White-Line-Willie " in next month's issue. I wonder where he gets these characters from? We sure had a few characters on that equator crossing a few years ago visiting King Neptunes Royal Order of the Deep.
Don't forget to add your location on the Frappr!! Google Map before leaving the site.
I want to thank Kent Leach from Green Bank, W. Virginia for providing me with 28 email addresses last week. I've been kind of lazy and didn't add them to my address book until yesterday. That's how I got some reponses yesterday.
Additionally, I don't want to leave out Vic "Hadjii" Cornell residing in Hawaii who responded to my initial email to a Gray crewmember from a link I found on a USS Gray Google search a couple of weeks ago.
The Frappr Google Map has turned into a real success. There is already ten crew members on it. That kind of happened overnight. So be sure to add yourself and any pictures, like Don "Thunder" Baggett and Kenneth Johnson did.
If you have any ideas for a podcast, then let me know. Click the "Listen" link to hear the debut USS Gray podcast. The sound quality isn't the best as I broadcasted it over the internet using Skype to Telcaster Altanta Studio. I ported my landline to my cellphone and the reception in this mobile home is sporadic, that's why I did it over the internet using Skype
I hope to hear from you with any ideas to get the information out to all the lost crewmembers who don't know about the July 2006 reunion in Grapevine, Texas.
Click the listen button button below for the USS Gray podcast.
Monday, November 21, 2005