Hello All — I had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to take my whole immediate family, all 11 of us, to the west coast in June/July. The grandkids all wanted to see USS Turner Joy and they had a personal tour guide. We toured the ship from stem to stern with grandpa telling war stories the whole way — actually picked up a couple of hangers-on to the group when they realized they had somebody aboard who “had been there”. I was disappointed in the condition of the weather decks. Only the forecastle had received new paint and polish. Ran into the guy in charge when disembarking and he said he just didn’t have enough volunteers to do more.