USS Askari ARL-30 Guestbook





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served on board march 1969 to march 1970 en2 worked in main engine room

Added: January 6, 2020
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JUST TO SAY TO ALL MY ASKARI SHIPMATE HOPE ALL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A HAPPY MARRY CHRISTMAS &A HAPPY YEAR 2020 IT GOES BY FAST,I IN JOY BAKING & COOKING FOR ALL OF YOU 7/67/7/68 LEE THE NIGHT BAKER

Added: December 24, 2019
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May 1970 to may 1971

Added: December 22, 2019
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I served on the Uss Askari ARL-30 in 1966-67. I was a
Rd 3rd class. John Mudge Rd 2nd class was my shipmate.


Added: October 25, 2019
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Found one shipmate that I recall...Fred Hungerford. I served as Yeoman 3rd in ship's office in 1952 thru 1953. Most of that service was when ARL-30 was based in Yokosuka, Japan...with occasional forays out for sea pay and I&I. We had a great crew at that time … many of us discharged just prior to Christmas 1953 at the San Diego destroyer base. I have many great memories of friends and experiences during those days. If anyone remembers me, I'd love to hear from them. My best wishes to you all …..

Added: October 21, 2019
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I was in the Army Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta in '67 & '68. My LCM 8 was damaged and a yard Derrick lifted it onto a barge which was alongside the USS Askari for refitting. I was assigned a hammock and lived on the Askari for about a month during repairs. I had no duties. I wasn't listed on the station bill. During frequent mortar attacks the Askari would sound General Quarters and get underway. Having no place to go I stayed in my hammock. A Boatswain Mate told me once, "Sergeant, just get up and move. Go from bow to stern and back but please, just move."

Added: October 18, 2019
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As you can tell by the name I am the son of Jerry Howard Sr. He served aboard this fine ship during Viet Nam (67-68) and he passed away Apr of 2016. A very decent and good man with a hell of a right cross which seems to come standard with sailors. trust me, as a Marine I know this. If any of you shipmates knew Jerry Sr., I would like to know more about his times aboard ship and at port. He must have been fun guy to be around. Naturally I heard a few stories but I would like to connect with someone that actually knew dad. Perhaps might even have a few pictures that I can look at. He is greatly missed.

Added: August 27, 2019
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The V.A. is requesting I verify my service on board. I served from August 1967 until February 1969. I was a boatswain mate and drove the LCVP. I was on the Army base at Don Tam numerous times and many other places on land. I am looking for help in providing the information to the V.A. proving this. Any help would be appreciated.

Added: March 17, 2019
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Hello I was deck division 4-1969 4-1970
We worked hard long hours little rest and got job done.
WALLY like from you.


Added: February 13, 2019
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I was part of the recommissioning crew and onboard when we took Askari to Vietnam. I was the Engineering Log room Yeoman for most of my time onboard (1966-December 1967). Would very much like to hear from any of the crew that was with me during this time.

Added: January 17, 2019
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