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.
Comments: My Grandfather (Joseph Szatko) served on the USS Markab (AR-23), not exactly sure which years unfortunately, and I came across this site as I'm putting together a shadow box for him. He was my inspiration to join the Navy out of high school and I wanted to show him thanks by putting something nice together for him.
Just thought I'd pop in and say hi for him since he doesn't own a computer.
Comments: FYI, Marie(wife) and I attended our good friend Dennis Hayes advancement ceremony to senior master sgt. in the USAF. Dennis and his wife Mellisa and thier four daughters have been instrumental working with Space Coast Honor Flight for the last three years and prior to that with the group from Wyoming. Three WWII vets attended Dennis's advancement and later he re-upped with LT. General Bill Welser re-signing him .Dennis works at The Cape Canavaral Air Force Station. General Welser is the president of SCHF and we just sent off another 25 vets to Washington, the first of seven groups this year. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be associated with this oustanding organization.
Comments: My father Sidney Lee Bell served on the Markad 60-64. He was a MP-A in the eng. room. If anyone remembers him please send me a message, I would love to hear your stories. My father passed away on Aug 21. 2010. I miss his stories and now with I would have done more with him. I have lots of photos and have no clue who they are of. If anyone remembers him and is willing to help me put names with some faces and places that they went I would greatly appreciate it.
Daughter of Sidney Lee Bell
Added: February 23, 2013
Submitted by Name: bhanzel
Comments: Received from "Tommy" (Thomas J Bourbonnais Jr.) I�m still fighting the VA in regards to the exposure we all received while we were moored in Vung Tau Vietnam. We ingested Agent orange through the water while taken aboard the ship ( new research). Diabetes and many other problems medical have occurred. I need some buddies letters or letters from members on ship while we were in Viet nam. I was known as (Tom Bourbon) R1 Division. Full name Thomas j Bourbonnais the VA has continued to denied my claims but I did proof we were there with deck logs from National Archives. I have diabetes type 2 , Heart problems, on set of Parkinson's, and dementia. I�m in pretty dire need of these letters please help if you can thanks! Your ship mate always. 1965 to 1968 Sincerely Thomas J Bourbonnais Jr. Address 416 s pine St. Dannebrog,Ne 68831