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James Cogdal Email
06/14/10

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good people beer and times went back in 90 dry dock refit


Andrea McEnaney Email
06/14/10

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My three years on the Holland were the best years in my 8 years in the Navy. I have never been so scared and excited in my life when I first came aboard. After three years of shore duty, I felt like I was really in the Navy at last. I will never forget being able to stand on the helo deck, drinking good old Navy coffee, and watching the sun rise over the ocean.


Casey Weaver Email
06/12/10

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some of the best times of my life!!!


Kenneth R. Pearsall Email
06/10/10

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Assigned to USS HOLLAND AS-32 May 1963 as a designated LISA from Great Lakes. Went to Norfolk for Pre-Com School training. TAD to Fort Belvoir Army press operation school Jun/Jul 1963. Boarded HOLLAND before commissioning in Sep 1963. Sailed to Rota in the roughest seas I'll ever remember, arriving there on 1 Apr 1964. I was assigned to Shore Patrol for 3 months and was know as "Bambino del Shore Patrol" in Rota. Had a great time while in Spain with people whose names I can hardly remember. I do remember Bobby Smith LI1 (who made chief) and "Phillipe" Baril LI2 in the Print Shop; "Molder" Brown and Mike Lambert. The other names are fading. I made E-5/LI2 while on board but had to wait 6 months to sew it on. By then I had been transferred to "The Burning Bush" USS BUSHNELL AS-15 in Key West. I took my discharge in Sep 1967.



CHUCK KIRCHNER Email
06/09/10

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WHERE ARE ALL THE MS THAT WERE ON THE HOLLAND.  HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE HOLLAND, WOULD NOT CHANGE IT FOR ANYTHING.  WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OLD SHIPMATES.


David R Majka 
06/09/10

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the uss holland is the best ship that i ever serve, with offices and crew.


John Craigmyle Email
06/07/10

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Had a lot fun and made a bunch of great friends onboard Holland


John Bott Email
06/06/10

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The memories of the Holland are still fresh after all these years


Mark Estes Email
06/05/10

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It was truly an adventure serving aboard her.


Dick Chabot Email
06/02/10

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Rota, Spain, "Sin City", well a little bit. Chalet de Gago, numero 6 "the Snake Ranch" was my home in town, shared with three other guys, sometimes felt like twenty others, and not all guys. Slightly older guys Meyers and Brunelle showed us the way.  While standing watch in DC Central called an "Emergency Alpha" because of a slightly tilted missle tube topside.  Deadman switch guy topside actually called it over the sound powered phones, but I had to announce it throughout the ship. What a hoot for the next thirty minutes. Miss those guys like Medieros, Bru, Meyers, DeEtcheverry, Bowman , Ltjg Naset, Howe, Schaefer, Tony P, the three Mac's, Z12, Chief Erskine and quite a few others. I've got their names and a several good memories about them.  Funny how time makes those memories fonder and makes you say "I'm glad I did and I'd do it again in a heartbeat."   Thanks for two and a half years of memories.   


DanBrown, USN (Ret) Email
05/30/10

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I helped build her in Pascagula MS, rode her to Charleston for commissioning, then took her to Rota on her first deployment. left her in 64 to pick up the NEREUS in San Diego. I was in charge of the FOUNDRY during this time .


Terry L. Loggins 
05/26/10

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Enjoyed the ship, shipmates, & the Island. No doubt, the Holland was one of the Commands to remember.


Eric B Carter 
05/26/10

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I had so much fun on the ship.. I was the copier Repair/Computer Repair/ Comm gear tech.. Played for the ships basketball team and softball team.


Donna Sullivan Email
05/26/10

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I arrived on the Holland in 1990 when she was homeported in Charleston and floated her over to Guam. I was in R-3 Division as an EMFN-EM3.


Patrick Lopez Email
05/25/10

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 The Holland was an experience for sure, coming from a ship that was all male to one that had females on board was hard to get used too at first, but in the end i made some lifelong memories and will always tell the tales of the navy life.


Katika Henderson-Roberts Email
05/23/10

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THE USS HOLLAND WAS ONE OF THE BEST COOMAND I'VE BEEN STATIONED ON. ERICA MCMILLER, TYRONE BROWN, EDWIN SOWELL, THRONZO ROBINSON, CASEY WEAVER, MICHELLE NASH, BERRY, AND SO MANY PEOPLE WE ENJOYED OUR TIMES TOGETHER. OH CAN'T FORGET: DELA, T-BONES, AND ELBOWS...


John C. Messinger Email
05/21/10

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I would like to hear from anybody that served with me. Now that i've hit 60 my thoughts often go back to AS-32, the best ship & crew I've ever had the pleasure to serve with.


Kelly Wayne Weaver 
05/20/10

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Best momories of my life.


Rick Holmes Email
05/20/10

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I made great friends on that old ship, and we still get together every couple of years. Tod Lamoy, Tom Sanchez, Peter Guzman, Glenn Jackson. The USS HOLLAND was by far the best command during my time in the NAVY.


Mike Passerotti 
05/19/10

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Nato ICBM missle launch off Cape Cannaveral, port-o-calls: Nassau Bahama, Bermuda, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Annapolis.  Went out to sea in front of how many hurricanes? Three, maybe four.  Can't remember.  Stood watch CIC, Pier Guard Shack, Quater Deck, Bridge Radar.  SWS.  Antenae Shop.  Firefighting alongside some of the best, except our poor Chief who walked into a CO2 flooded paint locker without OBA and had to be carried out by another with OBA.  He survived, and learned a valuable lesson, trust the CO2 flood alarm.  Many stories, many heartaches, real happy to get shore duty after that.

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