My CO's were Clarkin, Daniels, and Bennett But the officers i served under in those days were LTJG Edmunds and LTCMDR Eddingsfieldname: Don Campodonico aka "Campemail: [email protected]: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI'm looking for one of the old Joe Strauss ball caps.ones with Fleet Fox inscribed...anyone know where to get one?See you in San Antonioname: jim email: [email protected]: Tuesday, August 07, 2001Time: AMwould like to hear from any shipmates who served on the strauss between 1971-and 72. iwas one of the cooks.name: Jim Rockemail: [email protected] My dad served on the Strauss from 76-79 and he passed away on August 12, 1994.Your memorial wasn't sure of the date so I thought I'd confirm it.It would be wonderful to hear from any one that remembers me or that served with me at that time. I am originally from Lake Worth, Florida but have since moved to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Lemail: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMJust to let you know Smokin Joe was given that name in the late sixties and early seventy's because of her constant habit of smoking black when enterring port.Sincerely, James Galbraithname: Bennett Charles L.email: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI served on the Strauss from 8 of 71 until jan of 75. I and the rest of "B" division did all we could to ensure the name would survive.
Last I knew, he was stationed out on Eva Beach, Oahu Hawaii.
He was especially helpful to me and gave me an English dictionary. Shelleyname: Huey Nguyenhuuemail: [email protected]: Friday, April 05, 2002Time: PMTo whom it may concern, In 1980, Strauss rescued a number of Vietnamese boat people in the South China Sea. Just wondering if any crew members happen to take some pictures on that very day.
Please contact me at [email protected] regards, Huey name: Rich Hung Nguyenhuuemail: [email protected]: Saturday, April 06, 2002Time: PMTo whom it may concern, I am one of the boat people who was rescued on july 15 1980 by USS Joseph Strauss.
You have saved my life and made me of what I am today a college math professor.name: Robert "Goose" Swannemail: [email protected]: Sunday, April 07, 2002Time: AMLooking to hear from any of the old OI gang from 1984-88.
Surprise to see nothing about the Strauss being the first ship involved in a coordinated air/ship harpoon attack in combat in April 1988.