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Debora Saviano - Gatzke Email
06/24/10

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Loved being part of the best medical crew in the Navy. Gollinger you rocked.


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Wayne Jensen Email
06/23/10

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Although I didn't know it at the time.  I had some of the best days of my life while serving on the Holland.  My wife and I met some great freinds during that time.  Another reason we have fond memories of the Holland was because our son was born at the Naval base June 26th, 1968.  I would like to hear from my shipmates if possible.
Wayne Jensen
wayneje@msn.com 


Richard Cavel Email
06/21/10

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BEANO.....


JOSEPH A. DRAUDE Email
06/21/10

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I WAS ONBOARD WHEN THE XO COINED THE PHRASE " WORLD'S GREATEST TENDER" AND THAT WAS WHAT THE SHIP BECAME.


Jim Sherrill Email
06/17/10

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For me, Charleston was like going home. Originally born 5 hours from there, I jumped at the chance to go onboard the Holland. I had lots of great times and met a lot of great people, on and off the ship. The only part of my experience down there I would like to forget would be Hurricane Hugo.


BRUCE SCHNARE 
06/16/10

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HAD AN INTERESTING TIME FROM NIGHT MESS COOKING, TO SANDBLASTING ON USS OAKRIDGE .  THEN GOING TO DECK DEPT.
AND MAKING RATE TO POSTAL CLERK 3 .  WENT ALL OVER IN
SPAIN WITH MY BEST FRIEND PAT ROBERTS PH3,   NEVER WILL
FORGET IT........................................



Brian Robinson Email
06/15/10

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Holland was a good ship, we had a lot of good times in R4.  Moving the ship from Charleston to Guam was an experience I will never forget.  All the guys in Alpha shop were the best bunch I have had the pleasure to serve with!


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.

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