Pictures from the 1960's

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Captain Snyder.jpg (35818 bytes)

RADM Snyder passed away November 4th 2007

He was the best.

XO Elfelt.jpg (32048 bytes) CDR Elfelt.jpg (483991 bytes)

Courtesy Robert Cieri

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Capt Synder.jpg (625107 bytes)

Courtesy Robert Cieri

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BB62 at Long Beach - 1969
Photo sent by: Henry Strub

BB62 at Yokosuka - 1969
Photo sent by: Henry Strub
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Henry Strub - 1968 off the coast of Viet Nam
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Tight Fit in Panama

2 CO's Ofc Fishing Trip.jpg (11969 bytes) Panama Canal 2.jpg (34105 bytes)
8 USS NEW JERSEY.jpg (144734 bytes) underway.jpg (46794 bytes) 6 YNC Weaver.jpg (34098 bytes)
Gun3.jpg (72174 bytes) Test firing 1.jpg (32972 bytes) USS New Jersey along side USS Vesuvius.jpg (211213 bytes)

Courtesy Robert Cieri

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Thanks to Jeremiah Early

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for the following

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gunshot3.jpg (42894 bytes) nine Photos.

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Courtesy Neal Greene

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Courtesy Neal Greene

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Courtesy Neal Greene

USS New Jersey 9-68 off Oahu.jpg (201137 bytes)

Courtesy Robert Cieri

USS New Jersey 9-68 entering Pearl Harbor.jpg (223528 bytes)

Courtesy Robert Cieri

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EN1 Richard Reynolds

Courtesy Bonnie Cook

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Courtesy John Altfeltis

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Edmond Lee Shepard was one of us.  Bone Cancer took him from us April 8th 2004.  His wife Rosemary provided these photos.


Bill Meredith Sr. was thumbing through his box of photos at the end of 2005.  He sent us these scans.  Thanks, Bill.

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Denny Beauregard also found some mementos he'd like to share with everybody. A late night call from Denny April 24th, 2010, berating me for not saying thank you for his valued input prompts me to say, "Denny, we all hold you in high regard and appreciate everything you've done.  Thank you for the photos."

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Crossing the equator.jpg (19620 bytes) Friends taking a break.jpg (29809 bytes) Grand Oscar Loung.jpg (25330 bytes) Grandy Island.jpg (45550 bytes)
Gunlach Redding Klien Bow.jpg (25360 bytes) Hangin....jpg (25674 bytes) House on the hill,,Panama Canal..jpg (25431 bytes) Japanese Battle ship ward room.jpg (28252 bytes)
Laundry day.jpg (31145 bytes) Out at sea.jpg (28375 bytes) part of machine shop.jpg (23787 bytes) Queen Mary,Long Beach.jpg (24176 bytes)
The Bullit Tokyo.jpg (20889 bytes) the guns.jpg (31116 bytes) Wayne Jackson,Boxer...jpg (24698 bytes)  

Dear Ed,
 I must have 1000 photos from our Vietnam tour.
The photos are pretty much self-described by name. Most crew and muster shots are of 'N' Div.
 Regards,  Bert Trottier, Ship's Bugler Vietnam Period

Ed; Here they are folks in no particular order.  Enjoy.

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ED
 
MY NAME IS TONY FARINA AND WAS ON THE BATTLESHIP FROM COMMISSIONING TO DECOMMISSIONING 68-69. I JUST LAST WEEK MADE A VISIT TO THE SHIP AFTER 39 YEARS. I CAME ACROSS SOME PICS I THOUGHT I'D SHARE WITH YOU. I DO HAVE VIDEO OF US GOING THROUGH THE STRAITS OF JAPAN IN THAT STORM.  IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A SHORT VERSION LET ME KNOW. I TOOK ALOT OF VIDEO RATHER THAN STILL.
 
TONY FARINA
BB62 VIETNAM
MM3
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FARINA.JPG (54798 bytes) GIACOMIN - BIASE.JPG (33838 bytes) SPITZNER - BIASE.JPG (33045 bytes) SWIMCALL.JPG (27394 bytes)
TONY FARINA.JPG (29135 bytes) BB-62 in Drydock A short Video Pollywog to Shellback

A short Video

Underway Refuel

A short Video

Swab Jockey's

A short Video

Fresh Air Break

A short Video

Underway Re-arm

A short Video

MARINES LAND AT NEW JERSEY INTERNATIONAL

A Short Video

STRAIT OF JAPAN STORM

A short Video


I would not expect many men to remember the Chaplain unless there was a real need to by the sailor.  I have some un marked photos, which I am assuming are from the BB-62, by looking thru the general photos I think the men pictured with dad were from the New Jersey.  I was only able to be on board her one time.  Later on, someone close to him compiled a newspaper scrap book for him of the New Jersey’s Vietnam days.  I didn’t know about it until after dad died…so I never got to ask him about it.  My parents adopted me from Japan when they were stationed in Sasebo in the mid 50’s.  from there he went to VA (Naval Mine Depot & Yorktown then Norfolk) after that it was the west coast & San Diego, where I spent most of my life growing up (early 60’s-1979).  Dad retired Sept 1 1971 to civilian work.

 Sincerely-Ruth Bodle Whisnant

Daughter of Chaplain Cdr Harold D Bodle

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "HOLY bleep....What a ride!"


My husband Norman R. Boissonneault was on the USS New Jersey for almost his entire service during the Vietnam war.  We lost Norm to Multiple Myeloma on January 9, 2008.  I am still working on & hoping for the "Blue Water Navy" legislation for Agent Orange compensation.   

However, I came across this Familygram sent to his parents in October 1968 and was able to scan it to PDF and hope that you can share it with other veterans of the New Jersey.  I know we have one other and I will send it along when I find it.  This one is very detailed on the missions of the New Jersey!   

I also have a few photos try that I scanned as well as the Familygram.  Norm is in the helicopter photo... on the back of the helicopter photo is stamped -  " The flight deck crew of teh USS New Jersey (BB-62) and the crew of the 500th helo to land on board, pose behind a cake made to celebrate the occasion.  The helo was piloted 1st Lt. Kenneth E. Philley, who is attached to Bravo Troop, 7th Amored Division, 17th Air Calvary, USA."

Simone Boissonneault

        Familygram Oct 1968.pdf

As above, click on the thumbnail for the enlarged photo.   Click on the link above to open file.


Dear Ed & Larry,
 
I have attached photos of a series of Zippo's that were sold in our Ship's Store during our Vietnam Tour.  Please feel free to post them if you feel it feasible.  Please keep them in the order I send them because many of them have two-sided graphics.  These Zippos are EXTREMELY rare and will be a nice addition to the BIG J website.
 
Fair Winds, Following Seas,
 
John A. Altfeltis, SMC
USN-Retired


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