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Bill Petrie said:   September 24, 2014 5:48 pm PST
I'm the webmaster and I just left Ken's house in Whiting. he is going to take me fishing tomorrow. 😊

land lubber said:   September 24, 2014 12:35 pm PST
A fishing buddy of mine,Ken Hoban,is so proud of his crew members on the USS Woodpecker he carries a picture of it in his wallet." Iron men in wooden ships." Thank you for your service.

Craig McClure said:   January 22, 2014 7:10 pm PST
Hello, RM3 McClure 1966-1969 here. I haven't been in touch with any shipmates for some time. Any one wanting to contact me feel free to email. Hello Mr. Norris I served on the Woodpecker at the same time as you.

Bill Petrie said:   December 14, 2013 6:22 pm PST
John, We had reunions around 2001-2005. Some of the guys from earlier years in Sasebo were there. They might have been earlier than you. Ted Eiland was a snipe and lives in the Houston area. William Weidle was a good friend of his but he passed away about 5 years. If you remember Ted, email me at and I'll pass on some ways to get hold of him.

John R. Viers MMCS, Ret said:   December 13, 2013 8:29 pm PST
I made my first Westpac in june of 1962 on the USS Advance MSO 510 and transferred to the Woodpecker,in Sasebo, in Sept of that year. I was an ENFN at that time. I served on the 209 until Oct of 1963 when I left to attend Nuclear Power School. During that year we participated in the fleet mine test in Okinawa, visited Minimana, Beppu and Kagoshima and made a cruise to Hong Kong with a stop in Chinhai Korea. What a great year, 18 years old living in Japan. I'd love to hear from anyone else who served aboard during that time.

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