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Rochelle Peachey Rochelle Peachey from Auckland wrote on January 19, 2018 at 11:37 pm:
Message for Billy-Ace. Read your article regarding the USS Hissem and the HMNZS Rotoiti and the young sailor who had appendicitis. This was my dad. I have always loved this story and have the photos of my dad crossing the two ships in the jack stay in horrible weather. So nice to see the article.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Rochelle,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a message for Billy Baker.
I have sent you message to Billy Baker.


Gabby OAE W/O 74-75
Michael Mullen Michael Mullen from Grand Prairie wrote on January 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm:
Robert Costa, I too met a Nurse in CHC while on deployment. We met in 1982 and were married 1983.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hi Michael,
Sent you the roster password.
hopefully Robert Costa will come back buy and see your post.

ROBERT N. COSTA AG1 USN ROBERT N. COSTA AG1 USN from NEW BERN, NC 28560 wrote on January 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm:
First Entry: Robert Costa New Bern, NC AG1 USN Admiral's Staff Operation D.F. 1959 thru 1962. One of six sailors who left Little America 5 & trail partied to est. NAAF Little Rockford 11/59. 3AG's 1RM 1ET 1ME. Only base and weather station between McMurdo & Byrd Station. I spent my 3 1/2 years on Staff on the move between D.C. CHCH & the ice each year.
I met a pretty red haired
Nurse in CHCH in 1961 & married her in 1962. It was great fun for almost 54 years. She really enjoyed the OAEA reunion in Norfolk and the Naval Weather Service annual reunions for over 20 yrs. I also need to report the death of one of the real early OAE (DF-1) any many years more William K. Horner AGC 2017. A great friend since 1959.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Robert,
thanks for checking in and leaving a post.
Really appreciate your visit to the website.
Also thanks for the information on William, I will pass the information onto Billy Baker.

Gabby W/O 74-75
David Yearwood David Yearwood from San Angelo, Texas wrote on January 14, 2018 at 5:46 pm:
Went from "Boot Camp" to commissioning the USS Burton Island AGB-1{then AG-88]. Made Operations Hi-Jump & Windmill, then as ships history says service to operations to Alaska.
I had the honor of serving under two commanding officers. I transferred off her in December of 1951.
I only know of one other that is still around & I keep in touch with him, we were very close then, lots of liberty time together.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hi David,
Thanks for checkin in, Always enjoy hearing from you old timers that were in High Jump.

Gabby W/O 74-75
Roger Stevens Roger Stevens from North Charleston wrote on December 19, 2017 at 6:21 am:
Was on the Ice 81-85 and went back again in 93 when the Seabees had their last full crew on the Ice. Seems so long ago.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Roger,
Good to hear from you.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note.

W/O 74-75
Marion Wheatland Marion Wheatland from Boronia, Australia wrote on December 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm:
Thought I would say hello to all the members and say that I enjoy reading the newsletters. It is a long way to you over there from here, but it is quicker for me to reach Antarctica from my house here in Melbourne!

I'm working towards another trip to the Ice, this time from Ushaia, so I can spin on the OTHER side of the continent, at Shackleton's hut.

Anyone want to join me?
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hu Marion,
Thanks for checking in and leaving a note on the new guest book site.
I sent you note to Billy Baker, I am sure he will enjoy your comments and probably would love to join you on a trip down South.

Winter Over 74/75
Michael White Michael White from Camarillo wrote on December 3, 2017 at 9:37 am:
WO crew 86-87 E01 Seabee. Had a wonderful year. Made alot of friends. I atill look at the McMurdo web cams alot to see how it is changing.
Looking for an old friend from the crew, UT1 John Kafton. I know he went to Gulfport, i went to Hueneme. Retired in 92.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Michael, thanks for dropping by and leaving a note on the guest book.
I looked up the current roster of the OAEA and could not find him as a member.
You might go to Facebook and try the OAE there, there are about 3000 plus members on there.

Somebody might know his where abouts or he may be a member.

Charles McCuiston Charles McCuiston from Rowlett, TX wrote on December 1, 2017 at 9:12 am:
Enjoyed my time on the Ice. McMurdo/Hallett station 1966-1967, Hallett Station, 1967-1968 and 1968-1069. Radioman. Served under Chief Melo and Chief Baker.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Charles,

Chopped Liver answered you back in a private email.
Thanks for checking into the guestbook and leaving a post.
I corrected the spelling on Chopped Liver aka Chief Baker.
John Svensson John Svensson from Kalama wrote on November 29, 2017 at 9:17 am:
Still looking for a friend in Deep Freeze 64. he was with VX-6 winter-over. Enjoying my retirement fumbling through wood working projects and target shooting.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hi John,
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a post,

Best to you
Daniel Ney Daniel Ney from Westpoint, Utah wrote on November 29, 2017 at 8:32 am:
First time on site and looking for any 75/76 WO crew. I worked and lived in the WD plant with Jack Kernan? (spelling) Donald Rolleader.
Thx for the great work u do here.
Regards, Dan Ney WO 75/76
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Daniel,
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note on the guestbook site.

Gabb WO 74/75
Susan Hartman Susan Hartman from Cranston, RI wrote on November 29, 2017 at 7:36 am:
Great newsletter as always! I print out pages and share them with my family and also friends who are interested in the news and stories you include each quarter. Really enjoy catching up on the happenings.

Also want to send congrats on the changes to website. Nice updates to what has always been a well built site for the organization. The OAEA gets better and better each year!

Best wishes to everyone for the holidays...:-)
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Susan,
Thanks for visiting the oaea guestbook site,
I will pass your message on over to Billy Baker.

Dave Riley Dave Riley from Marshfield, Mass. wrote on November 29, 2017 at 1:39 am:
Kudos and a big 4.0 to Gabby on this most inclusive and quality Deep Freeze web site. It should pass the test of time as a living memorial for sure.
While in high school I was exposed to Deep Freeze in the mid 50s while reading the adventures of Buz Sawyer in the comics. I then went right over to NAS South Weymouth and signed up. The rest is most interesting history.
Thanks for keeping us all alive and together...
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hi Dave,

Thanks for visiting and posting on the guestbook page.

Have a great day
Come back soon.

Lloyd "Sandy" Saunders Lloyd "Sandy" Saunders from Santa Monica, CA wrote on November 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm:
Love this site and want to thank Gabby for all He does.

Was with VXE-6 summer support, I know )"did it the easy way") 1976,77 & 78. as an Alpha Zulu, Worked in the maintenance (logs & Records) office on the hill. Can't complain, the club was half way to the barracks 🙂 I have to say, that the time in VXE-6 was the hi-light of my 20 years because of all the fantastic people I had the opportunity to meet and work with. Happy holidays to everyone
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hey Lloyd,

Thanks for checking in, well appreciated.
Cheers and a Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your also.

Gabby W/O 74-75
Eugene Herrman Eugene Herrman from Bridgman wrote on November 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm:
My name is Eugene Herrman, and I served as a cook with the 69-70 winter over crew, as Mc Murdo, still have some great souvenirs from the Antarctic, would like to hear from other crew members from 69-70. It will be 50 years shortly since my time there, but reminisce about it all the time.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hell Eugene,

Thanks for leaving a message in the guestbook.
Good to hear from you.

Gabby W/O 74-75
Neal Bicknese (Bick) Neal Bicknese (Bick) from Casper. Wyo 82609 EOC ret wrote on November 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm:
Wintered over DF 1 McMurdo Wintered over deepfreeze 59-60 McMurdo Wintered over Deepfreeze 63-64 Summer at New Byrd W/o McMurdo./ Second youngest To W/o at 19
Retired in Casper 1974. There are a few of us still Alive, Married ChCh Girl on the way home Still Married 63 years
DF1 we were on the Ice 16 months and 4 days
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Neal,
Thanks for dropping a post in the guestbook.

Gabby W/O 74/75
Bruce Winkler Bruce Winkler from Somerset wrote on November 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm:
Hello to any and all from CBU 201, from 1966 thru 1969.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Bruce,
Good to hear from you and thanks for posting in the guestbook.
The name sounds familiar to me

Gabby W/O 74/75 CEC
RALPH NAZZARO RALPH NAZZARO from Dumont, NJ wrote on November 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm:
Guess I will check in because I am still alive. My place in all this W/O 68-69/ RM3/MSG CNTR. I am now 70 years old and can say with confidence, my time on the ICE is my greatest experience. I call it my National Geographic moment. God Blass All OAE's. Remember, when on the ice, we are not here for a long time but here for a good time. I had that good time.
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Ralph,

Thanks for dropping by and leavuing a note in the guest book.

Most of us had a great time, it was the only way to stay sane and surviver.

David A. Hoff David A. Hoff from Barron, Wisconsin wrote on November 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm:
Any DF-1 hands still afloat?
USCGC Eastwind. Gone but not forgotten
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello David,
Thanks for checking in and leaving a note on the guestbook.
Drop by often and keep in contact with us all.

Gabby W/O74/75
Phil Spessard Phil Spessard from Las Vegas, NV wrote on November 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm:
Are there any UH1D crew members beside Capt. Gary Skaar, registered as an OAEA.?
Send a note to me at [email protected]
Phil Spessard
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hello Phil,
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note.

Always great to hear from other OAE's

Gabbyu W/O 74-75
Earl Griffith (Griff) Earl Griffith (Griff) from Helena, Montana wrote on November 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm:
I started out in the firehouse at McMurdo, summer 70; made AG3 and off to McGregor camp for Nov 70; back to Det "C" at McMurdo for Christmas and New Year's, and finally a trip to Hallett on the Burton Island where I would be the next two seasons till we closed the station on 19 Feb 1973. Any Hallett or Det "C" guys out there?
Admin Reply by: Gabby
Hi Earl,
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note here in the guest book section of the website.

Gabby W/O 74/75
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