Dexter Goad's
Web Pages

Suggest first-time visitors go through
My Love of Thunder pages in order

My Love of Thunder (Home Page) Starting page of My Love of Thunder Web Site

Dexter Goad's Introduction Page "What it's about" info on Site from Dexter Goad

Life on Thunder R&R in Hong Kong, Thunder gets ready for battle

A Heavy Cruiser goes to War NN and McCormick are fired on; Perth is hit

HMAS Perth Wounded are Evacuated Two wounded Australian Shipmates are highlined to Thunder

Sink the WIBLIC Perth and NN rescue Viet Cong Boat Survivors and take them POW

Hawaii R&R, 1967 NN's Crew and other NAM Vets enjoy Rest and Relaxation in Hawaii

Meet the DJs The three DiGiacomo Brothers serve on NN in NAM and visit USS Salem in March 2002

The Early Years (1961-64) Thunder goes to the Med and back in 1961

Thunder Storm 61 A violent storm raises havoc on the Newport News

Thunder Fun, R&R 61-63 Rest and Relaxation in the Med, N Atlantic, Caribbean and VA Beach

Missiles of October, 1962 Thunder at the Brink of the Cuban Missile Crisis (2nd 13 Days)

Wall of Shame Several NN Crew Members visit West and East Berlin, 1963

We Remember October 1, 1972 A tribute to 20 Shipmates lost in NAM, with Poem by Bob Jones


2003 Reunion Photos Shipmates hold reunion in Quincy, Mass, Marriot and aboard USS Salem

Thunder Working Party Shipmates and Family members help set up NN Musuem on the USS Salem

2001 Reunion Photos Shipmates enjoy the 2001 Reunion at Hilton Hotel, Norfolk, VA

Dex's Sound Page Sound files recorded in NAM, 1999/2001 Reunions, and other locations

Dex's Movie Page Short MPV movies of NN mostly from D Goad 8mm Movies

Dex's Sound Movies Short MPG Sound movies of NN from D Goad 8mm Movies

DVD Movie Clips WMV files from the 26 YEARS OF THUNDER DVD and other sources.

91101 and Flags Page A Memorial to September 11, 2001 and Tribute to some Favorite Flags

Military Medals and Awards Page Military Medals and Web Site Awards are displayed

Roy Johnson's Page Steve Kennedy and Dexter Goad visit a Shipmate in NC - W/March 2002 update

A Red Ape Visits Shipmate John Dowell from TX visits Steve Kennedy and Dexter Goad in NC

Dex's Doc Site Newsclippings, PODs (Plan of the Day), other documents from/about NN

Guest Book Entries, 12/99 Some of the comments received when Site was showcased byWORLDNET

Little Thunder Photos of a 1961 vintage Model of NN built by Steve Grubbs for Dexter

Fox Division, 1968 Photos of the Hughes Brothers and some more of "My Guys"

Dove Over Thunder (Sound on, Full Screen - F11), Wait for Dove & Music. Tribute to Our Fallen Shipmates

Thanks to Jim (Sound on, Full Screen - F11), BMSN Sollee NN '61-64, Our NN Site Email Administrator

NN Fourth (Sound on, Full Screen - F11), An NN Celebration of the Fourth of July

A Christmas Slide Show A Thunder Christmas Slide Show (Will leave on site all year)

NN New Year (Sound on, Full Screen - F11), An NN Celebration for New Years Eve

Master Chief Ragland A Tribute to a Legendary Shipmate


1912 Courthouse Shoot-Out (Sound On) What caused the tragedy involving my namesaker and others.

SuperStar (Sound On) A little something for Easter or any other time

Roadie Slide Show Photo Show of my Best Friend who is now waiting for me by the Rainbow Bridge.

Class of '55 The Mayodan, NC, Class of 1955 have their 50-year reunion in August, 2005.