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Name: Steven Hanson
Dutton 1971 -1972 USN
Post from 04-23-2015, 00:01

Did not know Earl personally, but do fondly remember my year on Dutton and the great Navy people I served with there. Live in New Hampshire and would love to meet with anyone.

BTW the story about the truck and hamburgers in Norfolk is really true, I was standing there.

Steven "Red" Hanson, ETCS(SS) USN Retired

Name: Merle W. Fickett, Jr.
Michelson 64, 65 General Instrument Corp, Field Engineer
Post from 04-21-2015, 00:01

Name: Steve Howard Retired USN
Bowditch 59-60
Post from 04-20-2015, 00:01

I just found out that Earl had died. I'm very sorry to hear about that. He and I had corresponded about four years ago, and I had promised to send him some photos when I got around to to sorting through my voluminous photo collection. I just sent a photo and key of 1960 Ocdet 1 sailors, before I realized he had died. So, to whom should I send the photos now? And, thanks so much for rescuing the site!

Name: Chet Headley US Navy, GI
Bowditch 66 Michelson 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
Post from 04-16-2015, 00:01

Thursday 16 Apr 2015 - 1710 hrs CDT

Earl's TAGS site is back on-line at the original URL - Domain name:

It went on-line yesterday in the late afternoon. Thank you all for bearing with us while we worked to make it happen and for your support and encouragement during the time it was down.

If you know of anyone that served on the T-AGS in any capacity, please let them know the site is up and running as Earl intended.

Thank you all,

Phil Brooks
Chet Headley

Name: Ray Fleming
Dutton 02 Michelson 03 Gen. Instruments
Post from 04-15-2015, 00:01

Name: Chet Headley US Navy, Gen I
Bowditch 66 Michelson 64, 65,67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
Post from 04-15-2015, 00:01

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Phil and I were notified yesterday that the domain is ours. So things have moved along faster than we originally expected, which is great. We have a few more items to take care of but the site should be on-line at the original domain later today or early tomorrow. We will post a message as soon as it is up.


Name: Paul Swagler
Bowditch 65-66 USN
Post from 04-10-2015, 00:01

Name: Chet Headley USN, GI
Bowditch 66 Michelson 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
Post from 04-09-2015, 00:01

Today, 09 Apr 2015, was a special day; LT David Crestin and I were in contact via telephone. He was the Admin Officer when I reported aboard the Bowditch in Feb 1966 and during my tour on her. He was a top notch officer and one of my favorites.

While looking at some of the ship's specs I noticed the fuel capacity and range. All three had a fuel capacity of 19,023.3 barrels and a range of 21,300 miles. That equates to .893 barrel per mile, or 37.51 gallons per mile. Our ships weren't exactly VW Beetles when it came to mileage.

Thanks David, it was a genuine pleasure talking with you.


Name: Chet Headley USN, GI
Bowditch 66 Michelson 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
Post from 04-07-2015, 00:01

Good news; Phil and I have the domain name. It was auctioned today and we got it. It will take a couple of weeks before it will officially be transferred to us. As soon as that happens, it will be back on-line. At that time there will be two domains that can be used to access the site, .info and .org.

We're getting there.

Name: Chet Headley US Navy, GI
Bowditch 66 Michelson 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
Post from 03-29-2015, 00:01

0152 hrs 29 March 2015 - Good news, Earl's site is back on-line at a new URL; to access the site change .info to .org in the domain name.

Much the same as before except for the .org

It's late, I haven't had time to do in depth testing; did a couple quick checks and it looks ok. I am going to bed and will resume testing later today. If you find any problems, please let me know by replying via the Mail Box to the right of this post.

Thanks for all your support and patience. Eventually, the site will be back on-line with its original URL.

Thanks Earl; RIP and thank you Phil; if it hadn't been for your expertise and quick action, the site would have been lost forever.

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