Welcome to the USS Surfbird Association WEB Page Visitors Log

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Name: John Lunsford 

City: Bakersfield
State: California
Sent:  Sep 23, 2016 at 06:21:01

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 

City: Petaluma
State: California
Sent: May 26, 2014 at 14:41:54

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

City: Southport
State: North Carolina
Sent: Mar 13, 2014 at 15:37:32

It's great to see the photos, brings back lots of memories. Thanks, Robert QM3DV2 1964-1966

Name:  Frank & Donna Riggio 

City: Orland Park
State: Illinois
Sent: Mar 15, 2014 at 13:03:09

Don, great job on photo's from San Diego,We had a wonderful time.

Thank you,

Frank & Donna Riggio (friends of Paul & Mary Draska)

Name:  Stephen & Karen Lingle 

City: Orland Park
State: Illinois
Sent: Mar 13, 2014 at 22:30:43

Pictures look great and warms the soul after this winter. Wish you well.

Name:  Diana Worley  

City: Wilton
State: California
Sent: Jan 5, 2014 at 13:40:40

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
State: Illinois
Sent: Sep 27, 2013 at 16:53:33

Karen and I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful time in San Diego!

Steve & Karen Lingle

Name:  Trudy K Walters 

City: Akron
State: Ohio
Sent: Aug 01, 2013 at 16:16:21

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 

city: Sacramento
State: California
Sent:  Feb 11, 2012 at 17:08:16

Greeting from Sacramento to all who served on the Surfbird....holla back at e-mail address.

Name:   Clem Osburn 

city: Lizemore
State: West Virginia
Sent:  Dec 20, 2011 at 20:38:42

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 

city: Townsend
State: Deleware
Sent:  Nov 11, 2011 at 16:27:48

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.