First how I came to
find the Noxubee website. I was setting up my computer
and getting on line through AOL I was going to use
Noxubee as my password, AOL rejected it. My brother said
go line and search on line and that how found the WEB
I join the navy 1952, went boot camp in San Diego Ca.
After boot camp I was transferd to the Noxubee with
three other guys and I was in-charge of the draft. The
names of the three are Robert H. Evans SA, Melvin L
Raily SA, and Granville Shepherd SA. What I remember
about Raily was that he had been issued a set of brand
new false teeth in boot camp. While at the San Diego
airport waiting flight to Boston Mass. we all went to
get a hamburger at the counter. Raily could not get used
to his new teeth, so he took them out, layed on the
counter and gumed his hamburger. When the waitress came
by and saw the teeth laying there all she could do was
just walked away and shake her head.
I worked the tank deck under BM2 Parks and Leadseaman
Reposa. At that time Reposa had about 8 to10 years in
the Navy and was still a Seaman. Some years later I saw
him again and he had finally made BM2.
I did serve as bow hook few times . One time I
remeber is in the Azores when the sea's was very rough,
the ship signaled for us to stay put . So we stayed
inside harbor all that day before we went back. Another
time in the Med. at Guft Jaun France the CO. wanted to
go ashore about 8:00 PM at night. Captain Dunham said to
stay there untill he came back . He came back all right
but drunk at about 4:00 AM that morning. We were wet,
cold and hungry with no head except the beach.
Names I remmber are A.C. Dunham Lieutenant Commander
he was mustang having come up through the ranks. The
other officers are A.G. Ryan LTJG, Arnold Block LTJG.
Enlisted men are Ethridge CS3, C.W. Laudeman ET2 ,
E.S.Hoggarr SN, and G.G.Bedwell SN.
Bedwell and I became good friends, we got transered
to DAM NECK , Virginia together. But over the years we
Iost touch and I would like find him. This all I can
think of now .
I did became a cook, a CS3, but changed rates by way
of theNavy STAR program. and became MR2. I left the Navy
after 13 years on the U.S.S. Pocono AGC-16. I had 12
years of good conduct . My wife and I moved to Durham,
N.C. in 1965. I could tell you more about the Noxubee,
but writting is not may bag, I can talk to you better
than I can write. But I tell you more later. Thank You