Definition Of A Veteran

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life,
wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to and including their life.

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
Please send your reunion pictures to Charlie or preferably a CD with the highest resolution possible.
I'll get them posted ASAP.
The VFW Post 220 has notified us that there is a price increase for purchasing a memorial
brick. The cost is now $40.00. They have changed suppliers who is more reliable and
produces a better product.
4/03/2017 - Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax
(Includes DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, Replacement Medals, and/or Medical Records)
10/29/2018 - Added 2018 reunion pictures. Check them out. 2018 Reunion Pictures
11/28/2018 - Added Bill Seymore's pictures. Check them out here.
Bill's pictures
11/29/2018 - Added Stephanie's pictures. Check them out. Charlie
Stephanie's Pictures
gade.usmcretired <>  Dec 9 at 7:25 PM

Mr. Brown,  
My name is Tom Gade. My Dad, Leslie C. Gade, was part of the crew on the USS Stribling ( DD-867 ). The best we can
figure, from looking at his DD214, he was on board from 1948 to his discharge on April 1, 1952. His rank upon
discharge was, SA, Seaman Apprentice. We are trying to find out any information about his time on board, maybe a
picture. Dad died on October 31, 1995, just 6 months before I retired from the Marine Corps. Please add his name to
your in memory list. Any information about my Dad that you can find would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Tom Gade
12/10/2018 - Shipmates; below is a email I received. Perhaps someone can help with some information or pictures.
01/06/2019 - Added a photo from Ron Stokes from Subic Bay 1968. It's 2300 and another assignment completed.
This was performed under the best conditions possible in the air conditioned space that contained NO ASBESTOS.    
Yea right.    
Stokes Pictures
Alvin Danuff
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:28 AM

My grandfather Alvin Danuff left us on March 16, 2010. He served on the Stribling from approximately 1950 to 1952.
He passed when I was younger and therefore I do not know much about his time in the service. I would truly appreciate
if you could pass along any information you have  on him, or put me in contact with someone who has information.

Thank you very much,

Brandon Danuff
 1/22/2019 - Perhaps someone can help this gentleman with information about his grandfather.  
2/16/2019 - Shipmates I received a request for help with information which you can read below. Any information
would be helpful to her. Thanks for taking the time. Charlie
 Father was on the USS Stribling
•        Michelle Gorman
Feb 15 at 10:23 AM
Hello Charlie
My name is Michelle Gorman, I am the 5th child out of six of my proud father, Frank Duvall Jr and my loving mother
Kathryn M. Duvall.  Both of my parents have passed, but they are always in our hearts.  I found your website and I
truly am impressed.  It would be an honor to buy a brick for my father!  Thank you for all you do!  

My father was a very proud military man.  It so turned out that one of my brothers and myself also joined the Navy.  I
loved being in the US Navy but unfortunately I was injured so I am now a proud Disabled American Veteran.  My
parents always taught me to be kind and do the best and be the best and don’t let anything or anyone stop you in your
goals.  I know my parents are very proud of me and who I have become.  I am a successful educator, artist and truly
proud parent!  My parents raised me right!
Please list my father on your memories page.  His full name is Frank E. Duvall Jr, and he passed away in 2013.  
Thank you again for all you do for all shipmates of the USS Stribling.  I have my father’s framed picture of his ship with
the medals he was awarded.  I’m not sure who may have his DD214 to see what awards were given and all the other
information I have questions about.  He went to Oran, Cagliari, Cannes, Monaco, Naples, Gibraltar and the Azores.  I
am having problems locating two of his medals for a tribute frame.  I have the first and last one but not sure what the
middle two are.  I have been to every military base around and even they do not know what they are.  I have asked
people who have Korean War ball caps on and old timers at my local VFWs and my American Legions, no luck.  I
hoping you can give me some insight.  Can you help me or direct me to someone who can!  I would greatly appreciate
Thanks Charlie for your time and patience.  Sorry for the long winded letter, but I can’t say enough about my father and
Look forward to hearing from you or anyone that can help me and my brother in our search!
Respectfully and Sincerely,
Michelle Gorman
46522 Sauls Rd
Callahan, FL 32011

3/20/2019 - Reunion Information for 2019. Check it out.
2019 Reunion Information