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ABOUT THIS PAGE:
Inquiries made on this page are
for the convenience of HECTOR Shipmates and their families, ONLY.
Shipmates and their Families may have Searches listed for help finding
Shipmates & Legal Assistance with Military related health problems
or injuries. Other Inquiries may be made at the descretion of the
USS Hector Association. Searches will remain on this page for 3 years
(36 months) and will be removed at the end of that time. It is up
to the individual to be aware of their time limit for the posting, and
up to the individual to renew their search, if desired.
Old, previously listed searches
given 6 months to renew them. Anyone wishing to relist their
search, please contact us.
If you are able to assist any of these people, or if
you would like to submit an inquiry,
please send the information along with your name,
mailing and e-mail address
to our Secretary, Norris Long at HDbassman46@yahoo.com
Veteran's Officer is working with a Veteran (Jim Dunlap) who was on
the Hector 72-74. The ship was in Danang Harbor 2 or 3 times during
his tour. He has numerous AO issues and asserts that when docked
in Danang that he went and his Division/Section had a picnic on shore.
Jim may have worked in the Machine Shop or with Machinery Repair &
is looking for someone who can verify he went on liberty in Vietnam
Patrick N. Plourd; Veterans Service Officer, Douglas County, Oregon
Family of Richard H. Degregorio, 53-56 (SN) desires to make contact
with any shipmate who may have known or worked with him. Contact:
"Amadeo "Amie" Lombardo, Seaman first class, 44-46, desires to make
contact with any fellow crewmates who may have served with him. Please
respond to Association Secretary.
Family of Richard Barreto, 43-46 (PH2), is searching for any information
former crewmates would be willing to share on service time during that
era, especially if they knew him. Contact the Association Secretary
through the website.
Mike Bresler 68-72 (ETR2), desires to make contact with any shipmates
who served with him. Do so through the Association Secretary.
Daughter of deceased crewmate Percy L. "Bunk" Marshall, DCCM (58-59)
desires to communicate with anyone who served with her father to learn
more about what he did on the ship. Contact the Secretary through
the website at: email@example.com
Rene Gonzalez, 68-69 (EMFN), is searching for anyone who has become
ill from the effects of exposure to asbestos. Desires information
with his filing of a claim with the VA. Contact the Association secretary
at firstname.lastname@example.org (link above)
Charles Mincey (1949-52), who served in the Gyro Compass Repair Shop,
would like to be contacted by anyone who served with, or remembers him.
He would also like to contact Charles E. Spohn, who had an article
in the July 2013 issue of The Hector Herald. Contact the Association
Josh Crance, 63-64 (SK3) is trying to locate Michael Pritchard, R-5
Division, who served during the early 1960's. Please contact at:
The family of Francis Edward McNichols, CWT (48), is searching for anyone
who served with him and could provide any information. Please respond
through the website.
Jerry Mouton of the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) is looking for a Hector
Sailor by the (last) name of Guess, perhaps originally from Lafayette,
LA, or any other Hector softball team members from 1970. He played
for his Ship against the Hector team in Sasebo, Japan.
Contact Jerry Mouton
Carolyn McKinley, widow of Emmett "Mac" McKinley 55-60 (MR1), desires
to make contact with fellow shipmate Al Spears, who served with her husband.
Contact the Association secretary for information.
Brenda Beverly is searching for anyone who may remember her father,
Glenn M. Tatum who served on the ship circa 1944, unknown rate. Contact
the Association secretary for additional info.
David Porter, son of Kenneth Edward Porter ETR2 (circa 68-72)
from Long Beach (and originally Albuquerque, New Mexico), and who died
in PA in 2001. would like to make contact with anyone who may have information
about his father. David and his Mother also lived in Sasebo, Japan
for one year when the Hector was stationed there. Please contact
the Association thru the Website with any information.
Ryan Hicks, grandson of William K. Sisco, Jr. 44-46 (SN1c), desires
to make contact with anyone who served with his grandfather. Email
the secretary of the Association for contact information.
Janice Covey, widow of Clayton G. "Clay" Covey,
66-69 (MR2), would like to hear from crewmates who could assist her with
any information that would assist with her filing for VA benefits related
to Clay's possible exposure to cancer causing agents (ie. agent orange,
asbestos, etc.). Clay served in the Upper Machine Shop.
Contact Mrs. Covey at: email@example.com
Merle Jones, 75-77 (BTFN), is searching for Richard "Rick" Knisley,
circa 73-76 (MM3?), who worked in the Upper Machine Shop. Anyone
with information may contact the website.
SK2 William A. (Bill) Smillie is looking for LCDR Melvin (nmn) Kemp,
USNR, who was the Supply Officer from 1969-1970. Please contact the
Association thru the Website with any information.
Michael Pittenger, Grandson of George M. Pittenger, MRMC (63-71) R-2
Division, has several photos taken onboard the Hector, etc. during the
time frame indicated. He is willing to give to any crewmate who knew
his Grandfather and would like them.
I need some signed statements that we went on liberty in Vung Tau when
the ship was anchored in Vung Tau. I am looking for someone
on the Hector that was on Liberty when I was. I am applying for benefits
that are related to the agent orange.
Jerry Moore YN3 1969-1971
Bill McCarty SKSN (1946-48) would appreciate any information about Kenneth
Lindberg (1946-48) from the state of Washington and Charles
M.R. Graham (1946-48) originally from Tucson, Arizona, and moved
W7849 So. Lake Antoine Rd.
Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801
Dave Hennien, SSGT/USMC, would like to make contact with Hector Colon,
with whom he served with on Shore Patrol in Sasebo, Japan in the early
70's. Contact USS Hector Association secretary, Norris Long, through
the website link
Richard B. Harrison FTG3 is looking for info on James (Jim) Brown GMG2,
who came from the Arlington to Hector in Jan/Feb 1970. Anyone with
information on his whereabouts should contact the secretary of the Association
Ray Urch, 73-76 (BT2) is searching for James D. Helland (PN3), possibly
originally from Montana, who served on the Hector 73-76. Anyone with
information on his whereabouts should contact the secretary of the Association.
Trying to locate Antonio Cadena Galindo who was a welder on the USS
Hector & USS Ajax during VietNam War. May have also been on a
boxing team from either ship.
Tony Cadena Ruiz
5308 Fairfax Rd., Apt. D
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Keith Seckel HT3 (Hector - 7/72-12/31/74)(NIOTC 1971-1972) is looking
for Steve Johnson, HT2, who served on Hector from 8/72-74. Was first
stationed on Mare Island at NIOTC. Contact the Association by emailor:
422 Bermuda Rd
Davenport, FL 33897
Tincansailors.com invites USS Hector crewmates to send them stories
which may have involved working on destroyers and/or destroyer escorts.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor Gross is searching for his old best friend, Ray Meyers (FN),
nickname "Bigbird", who served on the USS Hector from 78-82.
Allen Perkins, 62-65 (IC2), of Crossville, TN desires to make contact
with other USS Hector amateur radio operators. Contact him at the
call letters KA1KIX.
Looking for anyone who knew Donald William Therrin who served on the
USS Hector during the Korean War (1950-51). He was a diver and may
have been a mechanic. Make contact through the Association Secretary.
I am looking for fellow storekeepers in my division who worked for me
on the aft storerooms of the Hector. We had a major problem in one of the
storerooms concerning asbestos in that compartment. E.L.
Taylor, Fred Smith, Dan Schultz, please contact me if you have any health
Larry K.Linton / SK2 / 68-70
207 Faver Ln.
Riddle, Oregon 97469
Searching for Albert Gardner, Jr. who served on the USS Hector in the
early 1980's and who lived in Pleasanton, CA. Contact the Association
secretary through the website.
The secretary of the USS Hector Association is searching for Richard
A. Davis, HTFN, who served on board 2/28/82. (We have located his
shellback certificate for crossing the equator) Please contact through
the Association website.
Jim Gear is looking for lost shipmate MM3 Jim J Doyle (66-68), and who
lived in the Sacramento, California area. If you any info that would
help Jim locate Jim Doyle, please contact the Association.
Ron Woods (MM1/DV/LDO LT) is looking for Chuck/Charles Hoskins, late
50's-early 60's (SF2). Charles Hoskins home town was Marshalltown,
IA. If anyone can help Ron, please contact the Association.
The daughter of NCCS Hal Y. Santos is looking for information about
her father who served aboard the Hector. She believes at that time
his grade was RM and is not sure when he served on the ship, as she was
a little girl. He passed away in August of 1986. He was 37
when he died, and only 6 months from retiring fromt he Navy. She
is trying to find anyone that might have known him, or some pictures of
him, as she has none.
Matthew Buyer, the Son of Bejamin Franklin Buyer
III (2/52-12-54) (d. 22 Aug 98) has some photos of his Father's Shipmates.
The fellows in these photos are unknown to his son, but he would like to
share his Fathers's photos with any shipmates or relatives who may be able
to identify them. If you can help or are interested in the photos,
we will forward your info to Matthew. Contact the Association.
The Daughter of Thomas A. Ritchie (Deceased at age 38, 1966) aboard
1945 (?) SM3C (?) is looking for any additional information concerning
her father's tour aboard the Hector - she was 11 when her father died and
she has 4 younger siblings. Contact the Association.
Todd Michael Webster served as an engineman recruit (E-1) under Captn.
Venezia from '81-'83 and is looking for Andy Lindholm, and Arthur Leo Young
Todd Michael Webster
Daughter desires to hear from anyone who served with and knew her father,
Thomas E. Moye (CHC), who was associated with the chaplin (or was the chaplin)
under the command of Capt. R.R. Managhan (61-62). Contact the Association.
James Askew (SKSN) 51-55, who has stage 4 cancer, would like to
hear from anyone who served with him. Contact the Association for
The daughter of Charles E. Griess (1956-58) is looking for anyone who
served aboard during those years to get pictures or any information regarding
Ports of Call, Crew Member names, etc. She's putting a Navy
Album together as a surprise for her Dad and any help would be appreciated.
Desire to locate anyone who may have known Robert Lee Bain (deceased)
who served on the USS Hector in the early months of 1949 as a radio operator/electrician.
Contact Nettie Gibson through the Association.
Harry Thomas Albright (1956-1960) is looking for some old friends: Elmond
J. Haffer or Heffer, MM1 (56-5); James W. Zanneli, MM1 or MM2 (50-60);
Charles Ray Smith, MM3 (50-60); and A.R. Brady, MM3 1956-1960.
Harry Thomas Albright
2600 Vale Ave.
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Richard H. Hess (55-58) MM2, passed away 2/20/07 from Mesothelioma.
Richard's daughter would like to hear from anyone who knew him or can tell
her what exactly her Dad's job was aboard ship.
Debra D. Blacklaw
Cell: (574) 596-2016
Tom Gigowski is seeking data on the normal steam operating pressure
of the boilers on Hector, total horsepower and also the horsepower rating
of the three hydro-electo electric turbines in each boiler room.
If you have the info, he'd appreciate hearing from you.
Tom Gigowski EN2 (69-70)
We represent James Draper who has mesothelioma (cancer caused from asbestos),
and we would like to contact individuals who served at the same time as
Mr. Draper. . He was a BT/machinist mate on the Hector from approximately
1951-1953 and did work in the outside repair shop working on pumps, valves
and other equipment. Any help you can provide would be very appreciated
by Mr. Draper and his family.
Roger E. Gold
Levin, Simes, Kaiser & Gornick, LLP
44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
1-800-901-4001; (415) 273-8122 (direct)
(415) 981-1270 (fax)