Any Plankowners around???
Jim Schneider, I was a FN in A div. from before Commissioning till we were about to pull into San Diego for the first time. Rode her around and through the Canal from Philadelpia. Bob Middleton TM3 and I were sent to Swift Boat training and shipped to Viet Nam. I was wounded and med evacted back... More
shipmates served from 1973-1976
please contact Johnny Jones III @ E-mail email@example.com or 562.208.4127.
I served on the rust bucket fron commisioning untill 1967, joined the army and retired in 1996 as 0-6, I was in the s-6 division with Ziggler(ziggy), Metts, and Terry Langunbahm(s-1)
anyone shipmates 77-79 A gang
looking for any old shipmates that was in "A" Gang. i'd like to hear from you all . Hammi i'm still in S.C. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
MPT Fireroom boys
Anyone out there from the fireroom 78-82 this is tom cuba from nj saying hello and drop me a line work hard play hard
Sunk? Not yet at least.
As of February 19, 2005 the ship is still afloat at the Mare Island Shipyard in Vallejo, CA.
I took some pictures of it myself on that date.
The following link has recent pictures that are on a website:
Member Original Crew to Viet Nam 66 to 68
I am YN1 OJ Lewis(Ret). I am looking to
make contact with any crew member
that served during 66 to 68, Viet Nam
tour. e-mail me at olewispj1@aol. com
Have a Bless Day
USS Tripoli still at Mare Island
She still sits there, sadly gathering rust. SHe was towed out to sea for some sort of Army project, now is just sitting there. I see her almost daily!
USS Tripoli "sunk"?
I just discovered this on the net.
USS Tripoli LPH-10
Photographed while being towed out of San Francisco, November 2002, on her way to be sunk as a target. Lots of details visiable from this set.
Here is the link if anyone else is interested: wmunderway.8m.com/seaphoto/... More
"Operation End Sweep" patches
1973 our ship Uss Vancouver LPD-2 was there and we almost crashed into you guys during a storm off the croast of Nam---we just finished a reunion in Vegas and our vendor is making up patches from a org.copy TF 78 End Sweep in Haiphong harbor---they will be for sale at his web-site for more info... More