USS Surfbird AM/MSF/ADG-383 Memorial

 

"A Tribute To The Crew And Their Ship" by the late Ed Fournier given at the 2003 reunion 

                     Name                        

Highest Rank/Rate while serving on Surfbird     

      Years Served          

           Date of Death/
           Email contact     
           

 Milfred "Bud" Hinek  MOMM3C

1944-45
 PLANK OWNER

Deceased 5-26-1966
 
(Email link is to son)
 Harold L. Dippre  S1C
1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 1-17-2003

(Email link is to daughter)

 Tom Kirshner  S 1/C
1944-46
 
PLANK OWNER
Deceased 3-8-2001
 Andrew (Andy) Kelly  EM2c

1944-46 
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 9-14-1998
 
(Email link is to son)

 Bill Bundy  MOMM2C

1944-46 
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 4-7-2004
 
(Email link is to wife)
 Virgil Duncan  S 1/C

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 12-26-2005

(Email link is to son Gary Duncan)
 Wilfred Emery  EMC

1944-45
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 9-16-2006
 
(Email link is to nephew)
 Gustav (Gus) Busch  EM2

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 4-5-2007
 

(Email link is to son-in-law)

 Jesse Dowdy Jr.  S 1/C

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 2/23/2008
 Guy Albanese (Alby) BM1/c

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 1 -3-2010
  Bill Nugent QM1/c

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 7-26-2010
 Joseph Catagnus Sr.  S 1/C

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 3/14/2014

(Email link is to son)
 Ed Fournier  MOMM3C

1944-46
PLANK OWNER

Deceased 1-7-2015
 Albert Kisacky   S2C

1945-46

Deceased 10-13-2015

 Carl John Kogel YN2/c

19??-46

Deceased 1986 
(Email link is to son)
 Grover "Doby" Goins  F2C

 1945-46

Deceased 10-26-1998 
(Email link is to daughter)

  Albert Kisacky  S 2/C

1945-46

Deceased 10-15-2013
 Robert C. Fox  EM

WW2

Deceased 03-06-2013
 Earl F. Jack  BM1

1951-56

Deceased 05-12-1987

(Email link is to son)

 George L. Pierce Jr.  FC2

1952

Deceased 12-7-2014
 Alan Wilson  LTJG (Ops Officer)

1952-53

Deceased 1-14-2014 
 Guyron R. Crooks QM2

1952-55

Deceased 12-3-2005
 Kenneth Jack Lilley
 EN3

1952-55

Deceased 6 -25-1975
 
(Email link is to brother Bob)
 George W. Mitchell  LCDR(CO)

 1955-56

Deceased 3-14-2004
 
(Email link is to daughter)
 Pat Welfl  SN

1955-57

Deceased 4-1-2016 
 Albert M. Huntley CS1

1956-58

Deceased 5-1-2009
 Wes Chapman  BM2 (DV2)

1956-57

Deceased 1-6-2006
 David L. Pruden DC2

1956-58

Deceased 1-22-2011
 
(Email link is to daughter)

 Lewis F. Grabbe BMCS

1957-60

Deceased (Date Unknown)
  Louis Hambley CDR

        1958-60

Deceased 1-16-2005
 
(Email link is to daughter)

 John D. Williams  EN1 (DV2) 1958-60 Deceased 6-25-2010
 Edward Van Gallera  HMC

 1958-61

Deceased 10-4-1997
 
(Email link is to son)
  Duane Brunke 1959- Deceased 11-10-1997
 Lynn Mathews  RM2

 1960-63

Deceased 4-16-2002
 
(Email link is to daughter)
 Jerry Humphries  EM2

 1961-63

Deceased 1-1-1996
 Ron Kuenle  SN

1961-63

Deceased 8-16-2007
 Arthur Rush EN3

1961-63

Deceased 3-26-2010

 Dennis J. Kottke

 EM1

 1961-64

Deceased 11-20-1982
 Clifford Dowling EN3

1962-64

Deceased 7-27-1971
      in Vietnam
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 Stan Sowinski  CDR

1962-64

Deceased 1-8-2010
 
(Email link is to son-in-law)
  Dennis Jones  RMSN 1963-64 Deceased 11-2-2013

(Email link is to step-daughter)
 Gilbert C. Markle  LTJG

 1964-65

Deceased 11-23-1999
 
(Email link is to daughter)
 Richard Bishop  DC1

1964-67

Deceased 01-14-2015
 Joseph Kuich  FA

1965-66

Deceased 12-6-2014
 Bob Vanover   EMFN

1965-67

 Ken Wilson RMC

1965-68

Deceased 11-29-2015
 Elmer H. Witherow  CWO4

1966-68

Deceased 9-13-1991

(Email link is to son)

 Joseph (Jay) Kurator

 HMC

1966-69

Deceased 11 -8-2009

(Email link is to daughter)
 Ken Pash  EN2           1967-68 Deceased 12-2014
 Richard Hastings  RM2

1967-67

Deceased 3-8-2014
 Charles R Scheer  EN2

1967-69

 Deceased 9-23-2013
 John W. Vaccaro CWO

1968-70

Deceased Date unknown)
 James E. (Bud) Jones FN

1968-70

Deceased 4-29-2012
Neal O. Mills  LCDR

1969-70

Deceased (Date unknown)

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