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Shipmates Found - Group Fifteen - March 2016
 
At the 2011 Association Business Meeting  funds were authorized for shipmates who we have not found nor they us.  The search is conducted by professional researcher Jerry Tardif and sponsored by Tin Can Sailors Association.  Not surprisingly, he fulfilled our request smartly.
 

1

2/29/2016

Speck, William H

William (BM3 71-73) is located in Jacksonville, TX. Prior to the Rich he served on Patrol Boats in Vietnam. He boarded the Rich 1/20/1971 with whom he returned to Vietnam. Upon departure from the Rich, he returned to Vietnam on shore duty before exiting the Navy.

2

3/11/2016

Cameron, Gerard G

Gerard (LTjg 70-71) hasn't heard a word of the Rich since then. He is located in Mount Pleasant, SC.

3

3/13/2016

Tucker, Roger D

Roger (CSSN 70-72) is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. He made the Med, Gitmo and West Coast before departing RICH.

4

3/13/2016

Weatherman, Calvin B

Calvin (CSSN 70-72) is locate in Asheville, NC.  He is looking forward to retirement and RICH news.

5

3/14/2016

Rump, Michael U

Mike (BT3 70-72) entered the LDO program and went on to receive a commission. He served 10 years on active duty and 32 years in the Reserves achieving the rank of Captain. That's 42 years of service. He is located in  Saginaw, MI 48602.

6

3/14/2016

May, Michael D

Mike (Ens 70-72) is located in Aiken, SC.  He served 20+ years retiring as CDR.

7

4/7/2016

Ammen, Charles A

Charles (RMSN) is located in Colorado Springs, CO

8

4/7/2016

Desmore, Clayton L

Clay is located in Daytona Beach, FL 32119. Clay is 70% disabled and suffers from Agent Orange maladies as well as asbestos issues.Very interested in contacting shipmates and will visit the web site for clues to trigger his memory.

9

5/17/2016

Hollingworth, Neal A

Neal is living in Colorado and has opted out of all communication with the association.

10

5/18/2016

Stone, Larry E Sr

Larry was born on 10 Oct 1951 and passed on 23 Oct 2008 in Hammond IN.  No other details are available.

11

5/19/2016

Dease, Mark C

Mark (GMG3) reported aboard 9/14/70 and lives in Lynbrook, NY.

12

9/28/2016

Gregory, Dale G

[01] Dale (MM3) is in Cannon Falls, MN. Released to US Navy Reserves in 1976.

13

9/28/2016

Calafiore, Matthew J

[02] Matthew (GMTSA) (Gunners Mate Turret Seaman Apprentic) reported aboard on 4/5/1976. He is in Avon by the Sea, NJ.

14

9/28/2016

Fedders, Roger D

[03] Roger (TM3) was born 7/26/1957 and died on 7/10/2011. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

15

9/28/2016

Brown, C.J. III

[04] C.J. (LCDR) was the XO on the Rich on 4/30/1976. He is the Founder of the Veterans Employment Alliance in Milwaukee, WI.

16

9/28/2016

Mannion, James H

[05] James (EM1) is in Hollidaysburg, PA. #814-696-3744. He was discharged from the Rich on 9/13/1976.

17

9/28/2016

Aikens, Larry A

[06] Larry (MS1) served over 21 years and is in Pennsylvania

18

9/28/2016

Marchessault, Stephen

[07] Stephen is located in Maple Grove, MN was aboard on 5/14/1976

19

9/28/2016

Byrnes, Hyman S

[08] Hyman "Skip" (MM3) was aboard 05/74-05/76. He is in Hammonton, NJ.

20

9/28/2016

Twist, Edward L

[09] Edward (EM3) is in Savona, NY and was aboard 75-76.

21

9/28/2016

Kingery, Serge E

[10] Serge (SMSA) is located in Wilton, NH. He made the Navy a career of over 20 years and made DMC .

22

11/14/2006

Glatz, Michael J

[11] Michael (SN) was born in Elyria, OH and died on 9/14/2016 at his residence in Cleveland after battling a longtime illness. Burial with military rites was conducted by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard and took place in Brownhelm Cemetery Vermilion.

23

11/14/2016

Lessmueler, Robert J

[12] Robert (SA) was aboard 06/76-77 He is located in Cathlamet, WA.

24

12/11/2016

Fedorshak, Mark F

[13] Mark (MM3) is located in Zion Grove, PA. He served 6 years and left the Rich to attend nuclear school, then sub duty.  He now runs a power plant.

25

12/11/2016

Buth, Lleyellyn G. Jr

 [14] – LLew (HT3) of Clintonville, VW passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 3, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

26

12/11/2016

 Leitner, Bruce Alan

[15]  Bruce (MM2) is located in St. Petersburg, FL. He servd 21 years, became and LD and retired as a LT.  He received his commission the same day he made MMCM.

27

01/03/2017

Feldhahn, Wm A Jr

[16]  - William (MMFN) boarded the Rich as a MMFN on 8/2/1976 from the USS Krause (DD-849). Sadly he passed away on  May 23, 2013. Burial was at Great Lakes National Cemetery.

28

01/03/2017 

Grubb, Jacob R

[17] - Jacob boarded on 3/9/1976 and located in Edington, PA. He served 33 years and retired as Master at Arms, First Class. He made four different rates in his career.

29

01/03/2017 

Bell, Malcomb L

[18] - Malcomb (MMFN) boarded on 9/16/1976 and is located in Rices Landing, PA.

30

01/03/2017

Alston, Don H

[19] Don (FN) - boarded on 6/28/1976 and is located in Philadelphia, PA.

31

01/03/2017 

Desgrange, Charles D

[20]Charles (BTFA) - boarded on 3/1/1976 and is located in McClure, OH. He is looking forward for Rich news.

32 01/09/2017 Hess, Randell M

[21] Randell (ENFN) left 3/31/1976 and is located in Grampian, PA.

33 01/09/2017 Laranang, Larry R [22] Larry (MS2) came aboard on 6/9/1976 – He served 23 yrs+ and retired as MS1.  He is located in San Diego, CA.
34 01/09/2017 Marcinko, Thomas M

[23]Thomas (EMFN) boarded on 3/18/1976 – He is located in Buckeye, AZ.  He hails from PA and visits from time to time.

35 01/19/2017 Cortese, Kenneth W Ken (MM3 75-76) is located in Trenton, NJ.
36 01/30/17 Clark, Cecil Cecil Clark CDR 12/57 - 04/58 Arlington VA. He was born 8/4/1917 and died on 1/10/1999 Interred at Walnut Grove Gardens in Moorefield, WV.
37 01/30/17 Jenkins, Charles W Charles W Jenkins CDR Commanding Officer 08/52-09/54 Fairfield CA While working on searches I bumped into this info Former Rich Skipper Jenkins is listed as being alive. Born 2/24/1916 and died on 11/10/2000
38 01/30/17 Medina, Henry M [24] Henry (DK1 76-76) was born 1/29/1940 and died on 9/13/2011. He is interred in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. His marker reads US Navy, DK1, Vietnam. He served 20 years from 1959 to 1979. His last ship being the Rich.
39 01/30/17 Ladyman, Thomas J [25] Thomas (BT3 76-77) is located in Silverdale, WA.He made BT3 on the Rich. He was aboard when the collision occurred.
40 01/30/17 Calvin, Lemont [27] Lemont (RM2 76-77) was born on 5/21/1953 and died in January of 1997 in Chicago, IL.
41 01/30/17 Becovitz, Louis J [28] Louis (ENT3 76-77) was onboard when the collision occurred. He is located in Rancho Santa Margarito, CA. He does get back to PA on occasion and is interested in Rich news. Will visit the website for shipmates.
42 01/30/17 Saradpon, Valeroso M [29] Valeroso [MS2 76-77) is located in Goose Creek, SC. He served 20 years and believes he retired from the Rich in Philadephia.
43 01/30/17 Seasock, Dennis F [30] Dennis (BT2 75-76) is located in Huntington Beach, CA.
44 01/31/2017 Rainey, Lewis E Lewis is located in St Petersburg, FL.
45 01/31/2017 Santos, Efren L Efren (SKSA 76-77) is located in Simi Valley, CA.

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