Comments: I served on the USS Markab from October 1966 - April 1968. I was a Hull Technician. I am looking for proof that I had boots on the ground in Vietnam. I know I fixed broken equipment/boats Anyone have any suggestions regarding how to prove this? If you are receiving VA disability compensation for exposure... how did you prove it?
Comments: I received this in the mail today and posting it. If you would like her address, please contact Paul and I will give it to you. Dear Markab Ship Mates, With much sorrow, I must inform you that Jim passed away in late November. It was very sudden and I miss him very much after being together for 63 years. He has many friends and it helps me a lot to hear from them. We both enjoyed our trips to the Markab Reunions. Keep up the good work. I know everyone enjoys them. Laverne Michel
Added: April 16, 2014
Submitted by Name: Bill Hanzel, Pres. Markab Association From: Aurora, CO E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Today I attended the funeral services for shipmate Richard Stef as a representative of the Markab Association. I was welcomed warmly by his family and treated as a guest of honor. The services included the Navy Hymn as the processional hymn and Anchors Aweigh as the recessional song. There was a slide show looping before services started and there were several pictures taken aboard the Markab. I even recognized some of them. I am hoping to see Bob and his wife Cindy at the reunion banquet when we have our two bell ceremony. Maybe some of our WW2 vets remember Richard Stefanisin from Chicago, IL
Added: February 3, 2014
Submitted by Name: Bill Hanzel, for Robert Stef From: Aurora, CO E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Dear USS Markab members.
I regret to inform you that another of your heros died this week. Richard Robert Stefanisin (now Stef) served during WWII on the USS Markab as a Water Tender 3rd Class. He died from heart related issues on is daughters birthday, Tuesday January 28, 2014 at his home with family in Aurora Colorado. He never knew of your organization until just recently and he was so excited to know that you have an annual reunion. He was making plans to attend next year with his wife but unfortunately he died before that could happen. I don't know if any of your members remember my father, but he will be buried this next week in the Ft. Logan National Cemetary with Military Honors. His funeral will conclude with Anchors Aweigh and a 21 gun salute. God bless all of our veterans of all wars, but especially to each of you who served on the USS Markab. Robert F. Stef
Comments: My husband John F Angelo served aboard the Markab AR23 in early 1960s. He passed away May,1999. I am looking for any friends of his and pictures that anyone might have taken. I think he was a fireman E2 maybe, he lost one rank because he waited too long to reenlist. He had a lot of friends during that tour and I was hoping to find some and see how they are doing.
Comments: I just an entry yesterday and forgot to give my husbands name - I was wondering if anyone knew my late husband, Ronald W. Moffatt. He was assigned to the outside repair shop working on air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Also, he was assigned as division compartment petty officer and division damage control petty officer.
Comments: I served on the Markab 1966-1968 in valve and pump shop I have just been elected as VFW sate commander department of Iowa .would like to hear from all shipmates If I can be of service please call VFW department of Iowa or call me at 319-321-9195.Does anyone know were I can get our ships picture to hang in my office.