Dexter's December 1999 Guests

Thank you all for visiting


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valdeste@aol.com
Date:
Thursday December 02, 1999 22:01:08 GMT
Comments:
great work, well done, well appreciated, thanks for your efforts
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Steve,
Thanks for signing my guest book and for the nice words. I will be putting up more photos from 61-64 soon. Do you have any photos or news clippings from this period? I would like to put up a "Missiles of October" page about the NN during the Cuban Missile Crisis if I can find more material from that era.
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mmocon@bellsouth.net
Date:
Tuesday December 07, 1999 00:35:30 GMT
Comments:
Mr. Goad,
I found your website as I was searching the Newport News website for details of the ship, as I am building a model of her.Between your's and the official site, I have found quite a bit to help me in the project.She was a beautiful ship,one which will not be appreciated by many .As a Navy brat and lifelong warship fan", the US heavy cruisers are arguably the most awesome ships ever to have sailed! Thank you for your hard work in providing this website for all who enter and appreciate it, and for all who gave so much in defense of our country.
Bob O'connor
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Bob,
Thank you for the nice words in my guest book. I'm glad to hear that you are building a model of the Newport News (NN). My friend Steve Grubbs (Cc above) is currently building me a model of the NN as I am not very good at that and I want a true replica of the ship. He is a model expert and I'm sure he would be willing to answer any questions and swap info and model photos if you care to email him.
While stationed at Gitmo Bay, Cuba I rode everything the Navy had, but nothing compared to Ole Thunder. She is gone now but will live on in our memories.
Dexter
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jesda@gate.net
Date:
Wednesday December 08, 1999 16:36:32 GMT
Comments:
The best Dex, Keep up the good work Ace57
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Thanks for the nice words Ace. We just got back from Disney World and I'm putting some of the pictures we took on a XOOM site for friends and family to look at. If you would like an advance look, the site is at:
http://members.xoom.com/dgoad/dis2000.htm
Good to hear from you.
Dexter
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ironman@kansas.net
Date:
Sunday December 12, 1999 03:08:31 GMT
Comments:
i was aboard the news from 56 58 in L div you have a great site. thanks for the memory.
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Warren,
Thanks for singing my Guest Book and for the good words. I enjoy hearing from you guys who were on the NN when She still had the "new car smell".
When I went into the Navy in 1957 I wanted to get on a Cruiser after boot camp but they sent me to a Bird Farm (USS Midway, CVA-41). I reenlisted in 61, but wouldn't sign until they promised me a Cruiser out of Norfolk. My detailer offered me the Canberra so I went to Norfolk to look at her. She was OK, but had these funny-looking missiles at one end. I was an FTG2 ("G" for Guns) and wanted an all-gun Cruiser. On my way off the base I passed pier 7 and it was love at first sight. I did two tours on Thunder and would have done three if they would have let me. The Old Girl is gone now but will live on in our memories.
Dexter
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wmmckee@home.com
Date:
Sunday December 12, 1999 03:16:39 GMT
Comments:
Dexter,
I really admire your efforts. I am sorry that you were not aboard at the same time as I, but I know we share the same bond. Your pictures speak volumes.
Will McKee '71-73
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Will,
Thanks for singing my Guest Book and for the good words. At the time you were aboard NN. Barbara and I were in GTMO. I had met Barbara shortly after the second NAM cruise and we were married three months later. We went on a dependants' cruise on the News and she loved the ship as much as I did. We were both deeply saddened to hear of the T2 tragedy. One of my main reasons for putting my site up was to draw attention to the NN Site and especially
the Memorial Page. May those who sacrificed so much never be forgotten.
Dexter
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michael1158@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Friday December 17, 1999 17:19:01 GMT
Comments:
A most touching memorial to the one's who gave their life in the name of their country. A war that should have never been, but be that as it may, May God Bless those who gave there life and to the families of those who gave their lives. War sucks...there are never any winners...only losers...the families...the wives...the sons and so on...
By the Grace of God may we never have to go through that again. May God bless you and keep giving you strength and to the rest of war vets...those with us and those not with us.
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Thanks Michael - you said it all.
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GunnerKier@prodigy.net
Date:
Saturday December 18, 1999 02:00:32 GMT
Comments:
Thanks again Dexter, and Happy Holidays from kk&phk
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Thank you kk, and best to you and family.
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ajbjc@hotmail.com
Date:
Saturday December 18, 1999 19:29:46 GMT
Comments:
Very nice, I found these photos and stories to be quite interesting.
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Thank you for signing my Guest Book and for the nice words.
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bobfreeman@netzero.net
Date:
Saturday December 18, 1999 21:20:57 GMT
Comments:
I was in 5th division for 61 Med Cruise
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Bob,
Thanks for signing my Guest Book. I am putting more pages up from the 61-64 period soon. Do you have any photos or news clippings from the Cuban Missile Crisis?
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lrakflow@yahoo.com
Date:
Sunday December 19, 1999 04:19:40 GMT
Comments:
Dex, this is a hell of a site. I can see why you were cited for this award.
Wolf, SH3 65-67
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Thanks for signing my Guest Book and for the good words. I will be re-arranging and adding to the site after the first of the year.
Best to you and yours and Happy Holidays.
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steamroller@fwi.com
Date:
Monday December 20, 1999 17:25:07 GMT
Comments:
Have enjoyed your updates, nice job!!!
Greg Wilson
OI Div 69-72
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Greg,
Thanks for signing the Guest Book and the nice words. I will be adding to the Berlin and NAM pages after the first of the year.
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kbradley57@hotmail.com
Date:
Tuesday December 21, 1999 14:08:30 GMT
Comments:
very interesting, brought back a lot of old memories
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Thanks for the nice words and signing my guest book.
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johnnydh@homemail.com
Date:
Wednesday December 22, 1999 17:14:42 GMT
Comments:
Your site is awesome. Great job.
Johnny Humphrey
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Johnny,
Thanks for signing my Guest Book and for the good words. I will be adding to the site and re-arranging the pages after the first of the year.
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barnes-walter-d@att.net
Date:
Thursday December 23, 1999 14:59:59 GMT
Comments:
A Very Thought Provoking and beautiful site.
My son joined the Navy in September after completing 4 years of college. He will be involved with some sort of messaging (communications). He is currently located in Pensacola, Fl. and still waiting for his security clearance. Looks like he wants to stay on the technical side of the Navy.
Thanks again for sharing.
Walter Barnes
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Walter,
Thanks for signing my guest book. I was glad to hear that your son is in the Navy and. even if he doesn't make it a career, the experience will round out his life and make him a better person.
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fjarthur@globalsite.net
Date:
Thursday December 23, 1999 19:02:40 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for this site. I'm going to have my husband look at it. He was in the Navy in the 1950's and was on the USS Randolph. My grandson needs to see this also as he just joined the Navy and leaves after graduation in June 1999.
Joyce Arthur
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Joyce,
Thanks for signing my guest book. I was glad to hear that your Grandson is
going in the Navy and, even if he doesn't make it a career, the experience
will round out his life and make him a better person. Tell your husband that
I said all us Navy people are Shipmates and I invite you all to see our
family Holiday Card at:
http://members.xoom.com/dgoad/merry.htm
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RICH-CJ7@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Date:
Friday December 24, 1999 01:12:33 GMT
Comments:
I AM A JOURNEYMAN SHIPFITTER, FORMERLY EMPLOYED AT THE PHILA. NAVAL SHIPYARD. GREAT WEBSITE. I MISS THE WORK I DID THERE ON MANY GREAT WAR SHIPS AND THE SATISFACTION WHEN THEY WERE READY TO RETURN TO SERVICE. A PART OF ME WENT WITH EACH SHIP. THIS WAS MY WAY OF HELPING THE SAILORS ON THEM PROTECT THEMSELVES AS WELL AS THE COUNTRY THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR. KUDOS TO YOU AND YOUR SHIPMATES.
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Rich,
Thanks for signing my guest book and thanks for YOUR service to our country.
While in combat in Vietnam we very much appreciated the outstanding work the
various shipyards had done on Thunder before we left the good old USA.
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barrya@cptinfo.com
Date:
Sunday December 26, 1999 16:05:39 GMT
Comments:
I can't thank you enough for your service to our country.
Barry
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Barry,
Thank you for signing my Guest Book and for the nice words. If you like, you
can see (and hear) our Family Holiday Card at:
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nichols.j@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Monday December 27, 1999 00:27:56 GMT
Comments:
Wow! What a wonderful web page!! The Photos were so moving!! My favorites were the 3 coins in Italy...the "Gray Ghost " in the Panama Canal was just beautiful..with everyone on deck..and I was sure I was in the storm ..MT 32 pix..beautiful/horrible!! Thanks for this wonderful bit of history...Miracle Nichols..and Happy 2000!!
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Hi Miracle, (What a great name!)
Thank you for signing my Guest Book and for all the nice things you said about my web site and the photos. It's so great since I retired last year to have the time to do things I like such as this. Some of my Shipmates call me "the Rememberer" and I wear this label as a badge of honor.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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Don.Ruby@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Monday December 27, 1999 17:12:30 GMT
Comments:
Excellent site. Brings back memories of my time on the USS Randolph out of Norfolk.
Don Ruby, LT (O3E) Ret
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Don,
Thanks for signing my guest book and for the nice words about my website. Hope you enjoyed your time on the Randolph as much as we enjoyed the Newport News
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maynard.c.e@att.net
Date:
Wednesday December 29, 1999 05:19:36 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyed my visit....brought back memories...husband is retired US Army since 1981....and we spent over half of our military career in Newport News! (Fort Eustis)...Great job!
ATT CP Volunteer Carol
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Carol,
Thanks for signing my guest book. I was glad you enjoyed your visit to my web site. It's a shame the City of Newport News didn't press harder to have the USS Newport News enshrined there as a museum ship. It would have been great to visit her when we hold our ship's reunions every two years.
Thank you and your husband for your military service to our country. Your volunteer work on the Community Port is also appreciated by us "voices in the wilderness".
If you like, you can see (and hear) our Family Holiday Card at:
http://members.xoom.com/dgoad/merry.htm
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Dexter Goad
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alex@superimpactor.com
Date:
Wednesday December 29, 1999 06:24:01 GMT
Comments:
I came upon your website by accident, after going through it, I want to say thanks,
Alex in Canada
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Alex,
Thanks for signing my guest book. It's good to hear from someone in Canada. I plan on adding a page soon from when the Newport News visited Halifax.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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PROP TALK EDITOR@ATT.WORLDNET.NET
Date:
Thursday December 30, 1999 15:31:12 GMT
Comments:
Hello Mr. Goad,
I really like your site. Your photos and comments are wonderful. I am pleased that you have one of the highest rated sites on the ATT site.
I have a little confusion over my e-mail at this time. If the name I've given you doesn't work, try GGWCAF before the "@" sign.
Thanks for a closer look at Vietnam, and shipboard life from a 'not so popular' era. I was an AW2 when I got out in 1973. I'm now involved with the Confederate Air Force.
Best regards,
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Thanks for signing my Guest Book and for the nice words. Interesting to hear
you are in the Confederate Air Force. Do you guys have a Web Site?
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Hi Dexter,
The CAF Headquarters website is:
http://www.confederateairforce.org/
The Golden Gate Wing of the CAF website is linked to that site, as are many other wings'..
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MattJudi@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Thursday December 30, 1999 15:50:07 GMT
Comments:
Having spent only four years (81-85) in the Navy, it changed my life forever. I was on a cruiser in the med twice. Thanks for the memories. Fair winds & following seas.
Matt Deavenport
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Matt,
Thanks for signing my guest book and thanks for YOUR service to our country.
If you like, you can see (and hear) our Family Holiday Card at:
http://members.xoom.com/dgoad/merry.htm
From one Cruiser Sailor to another, Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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jszuets@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Friday December 31, 1999 02:05:35 GMT
Comments:
Dexter,
I visited your site via AT&T's 10 Home Pages of the Month . . . just on a lark. It's a wonderful site . . . interesting, fascinating. I'm 43. Thank you for serving and thank you for your site.
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Thank you for signing my guest book and for the nice words. I also want to thank you for supporting our Military Personnel. We could have used more good folks like you in the late sixties.
If you like, you can see (and hear) our Family Holiday Card at:
http://members.xoom.com/dgoad/merry.htm
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Dexter
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RLJMJ@BELLSOUTH.NET
Date:
Friday December 31, 1999 02:07:00 GMT
Comments:
THANKS DEX. HAVE REALLY ENJOYED GOING BACK ABOUT 50 YEARS FROM THE TIME I HELPED COMMISSIION THE NN. GREAT MEMORIES...
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Roy,
Thanks for signing my guest book and for the nice words. You speak of going back 50 years to your time on the NN and I'm trying to remember if I took all my medicine yesterday. It's great to have Shipmates like you aboard to help us record Ole Thunder's magnificent history.
Steve lives in Winston Salem and I live near Greensboro. The three of us should get together sometime soon and share some seastories.
Dexter
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ramorin@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Friday December 31, 1999 02:26:08 GMT
Comments:
EXCELLENT Photos! I have never served our country like you except when voting. I am proud of the Men and Women who serve this country (Past and Present) and protect our freedoms - Thanks and God Bless You!
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Thank you for signing my guest book and for the nice words. You say you have never served your country like me, but by voting and supporting our Military Personnel as you do, you are serving your country in a most honorable manner.
Thank you again, and God Bless America.
Dexter
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wm.morgan@att.net
Date:
Friday December 31, 1999 21:46:31 GMT
Comments:
Chief, I am a non combat veteran of The U.S. Army from the mid to late 70's. I appreciate the sacrifices that you and the other men and women of the U.S. Armed forces went through for our country. Thank you for leaving a small personal piece of your tours for us to see. Thank you for your service. William B. "Huck" Morgan, Captain,Flower Mound Fire Department, Flower Mound, Texas.
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Captain Morgan,
Thanks for the kind words above. Coming from an Army "Shipmate", your comments mean a lot to my other Shipmates and me. Thank YOU for YOUR Service to Our Country and Your Fire Department Service to Your Community. Dexter
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