LT. Robert E. [Bob]Waterhouse, RIP

Shipmates, It is with heavy heart and sadness that I tell you of the recent passing of LT. Robert E. [Bob]Waterhouse, Weapons Officer, 64/65.  LT. Waterhouse was severely injured by the explosion in Mt53 in October of 1965 as he stood by the door of the gun mount in support of the gun crew, Deaton,…
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From Clay Rhodes

Clay Rhodes 7686 SW Emery Cir Wilsonville Oregon 97070

Remembering Jack Barry…

John(Jack) J. Barry III, LTJG, Houston, TX, OB63-65 – In Memoriam… It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of John “Jack” Barry, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who left us peacefully on April 14, 2024, at the age of 83. His obituary will be posted in the next Turner Joy 21MC…

ON REUNIONS – From Tod Hale

Thank you to my former shipmates and past attendees for your memories. Totally off topic, but I attended my first High School reunion 53 years after graduation. I was overwhelmed by the renewed friendships and memories. As a part of former Turner Joy crewmembers, I can honestly say that reuniting with souls with whom I…
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Served aboard 77-80. MM2 A-Gang under MMC Blodgett. Best memory was sea trials after our 18 month overhaul. I got the privilege of doing the full power steering gear tests. Hard starboard then hard to port. I had the wheel. Then crash back to full astern. Same routine, now that was quite the ride.
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Greetings TJ Shipmates!   I want to pass on some personal comments regarding past visits to Turner Joy Reunions.   I sense that there are some shipmates out there that feel that perhaps it’s been too long and that they won’t know anyone there.   Others may have other reasons for not attending. I just want to say…
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Turner Joy 2023 Reunion The preliminary agenda of events and activities for the October 11-15 reunion in San Diego is impressive! Expanding the reunion from three to four days offers several opportunities to venture out and explore the many attractions that San Diego has to offer.  As Co-Chair of the Reunion several years ago in…
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Turner Joy Reunion This Year!!

      Turner Joy Shipmates: Your Reunion Group EXCOM is in the process of planning a reunion in San Diego during the period October 11-15. Since our beginning in 1990, we have normally scheduled for 3 days.  As we have all added a few years, this year it was thought that we should include…
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Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs – In Memoriam

Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs, USN (Retired) died peacefully at his home in Escondido, CA on November 22, 2022.  His obituary was posted in the December 2022 Turner Joy 21MC newsletter.  He will be remembered and missed. Dave Leverenz, 21MC Editor

From William Dana Lyons

I was on the decommissioning crew – BT3
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