Welcome to the USS Surfbird Association WEB Page Visitors Log
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Name: John Lunsford
Sept. 12-15, 2016, I was visiting the San Juan Islands in WA with a couple of friends and while we were on Shaw Island, a gentleman noticed we were all wearing our ball cap with our military units. I was wearing my USS Ticonderoga CVA-14 hat (1964-67). He asked me if I had ever heard of degaussing...I had and he let me know that he was aboard USS Surfbird and that he was a retired civilian sea captain who lived for many years on Orcas Island but now lives on Shaw Island. We enjoyed talking about all things military and I told him I would look up his ship. If I remember correctly, he was a hard hat diver. Don't remember if he said his name. I am an active member of the bigt.net veterans association, past president. I was aboard the Tico from APR 65 to JUL 67. My rate was AC-3 and I worked in Primary Flight Control on my carrier during two Westpacs, 65-66 & 66-67. Thanks to all who served our country and God bless the USA.
Name: Katie Cooper
My father was commander of Surfbird during WWII- Robert James Cooper. He is now 90 and going strong! This despite touring Nagasaki in the days after the bomb. Trying to get info for him
Name: Robert A. Potter
It's great to see the photos, brings back lots of memories. Thanks, Robert QM3DV2 1964-1966
Name: Frank & Donna Riggio
City: Orland Park
Don, great job on photo's from San Diego,We had a wonderful time.
Frank & Donna Riggio (friends of Paul & Mary Draska)
Name: Stephen & Karen Lingle
City: Orland Park
Pictures look great and warms the soul after this winter. Wish you well.
Name: Diana Worley
My step-dad RMSA Dennis Jones, served in the Navy in 62-64 approximately. He passed away on November 2, 2013. I am trying to find out any information about him being in the Navy on the USS Surfbird. Please email me if you have any information or pictures. Thanks sincerely, Diana Worley.
Name: Stephen Lingle
City: Orland Park
Karen and I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful time in San Diego!
Steve & Karen Lingle
Name: Trudy K Walters
My uncle Walter Frankfort served on the surfbird 1951 1952. Do you know if there were ever any model ships avaiable of the uss surfbird. I had found a modelof my fathers ship years ago and my uncle would like one of the uss surfbird!
Name: James "Bud" Jones
Greeting from Sacramento to all who served on the Surfbird....holla back at e-mail address.
Name: Clem Osburn
My daughter found this website and shared it with me. I don't get on the computer, but this is my daughter's email address and she will share any messages with me. Great to see some names I recognize. Wonder how many of us are left from the crew of 1951 - 1953? My buddy and cousin, R. Zane Reedy served during that time as a signal man, but passed away at age 51. He served his entire tour of duty on the Surfbird, 1951 - 1955. I was transfered in 1953 to the USS Condor AMS 5 for the duration of my enlistment. Got out in October 1955. Was in the Reserves from 1955 - 1959. Would appreciate hearing from any of you who might remember me.
Name: James Friel
4years in USN Served with RM2 Ray Anderson. After the Navy I went into the Merchant Marine as a Radio Officer. My ship the SS Green Forest called at Subic in 1969 I got on the flashing light and gave the bird a buzz. Got Ray to meet me, had a great reunion. We just met again in Knoxville TN.....great time. Happy Veterans Day you all.