-picked up a couple hangers-on 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.

Additional from Rick Haight

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.

Hello from Rick Haight

Shipmates – I welcome all to this new and improved website.

Short note from Chad James

Shipmates – submit any pertinent info that you think might be of interest.  All entries will come to me for approval/entry into the Guest Book. Expect your entry to appear soon after posting. Warning: No political/advertising entries will be posted.  David Leverenz  21MC Editor.

Guest Entry Guidelines

This Guest Book entry will serve as our first “Official” Guest Book entry following completion of beta testing of the new TJ website by me. 7-7-22. All shipmates should use this Guest Book as a sort of “PDL” = Pass Down the Line space to advise everyone concerning where you are, what you are doing, or anything that you think might be of interest to the shipmates. All entries will come to me for approval and entry into the Guest Book. You should expect your entry to appear in a couple days after posting assuming all is well and I am home. Warning: No political or advertising entries will be posted.  David F. Leverenz First Lieutenant 1966-1968..  21MC Editor.

SHIPMATES – ADD GUEST ENTRIES!

Sending Memorial Day greetings and membranes to everyone who served on the Turner Joy (DD 951), especially those from 1968 to 1970 while I served as Communications Officer and DCA during to back to back cruises.

JP SmithShort Hills, New Jersey 07078
May 30, 2022 at 6:01 am