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1965 - USS Cusk (SS-348) Year by Year History

Crewmembers, Pictures and Memorabilia

During another WestPac in 1965, the Cusk spent time on "Yankee Station" in the Tonkin Gulf and earned her first Vietnam Service award.  During the week of October 19th to the 27th, the Cusk performed ASW operations with the destroyer USS Stoddard (DD-566). 

Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1965

Cusk memorabilia and crew pictures from 1965:

Cusk tied up in an unidentified port

(Photo courtesy of Ed Gafney)

Looks like San Miguel Beer so it must be

Olongapo City in Subic Bay

(Photo courtesy of Ed Gafney)

Joe Diskin, John S "Jay" Lee & Eric Copt

Olongapo City, Subic Bay, Philippines
(Photo courtesy of Eric Copt)

 

Ready for Ship's Party

(Photo courtesy of Ed Gafney)

 

Ed & Barb Gafney in Hawaii

(Photo courtesy of Ed Gafney)

Eric Copt thinking about Hotel Street

Pearl Harbor, 1965
(Photo courtesy of Eric Copt)

       

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1965:

Last Name First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Aguinaldo Angel San Diego CA SD2(SS) 65 - 68 Date Unknown  
Allen, III Walter New Smyrna Beach FL ENFN(SS) 65 - 68    
Amick Glen W Waldport OR SK3(SS) 65    
Andrade Allan Leroy Honolulu HI LT 65 22 November 1997  
Ashley Ron A Rochester NY EN3(SS) 65    
Autry Mike     TM3(SS) 65    
Bainter Mike Pacific Grove CA QM3(SS) 65    
Barr John     LT 65 - 67    
Bealfield William R Bay City TX MM3(SS) 64 - 65    
Benitez Bayani     TN(SS) 65 - 67    
Bisler Lawrence A National City CA RM3(SS) 64 - 65 20 February 2012  
Blue Paul Tulsa OK ETR3(SS) 63 - 66    
Bumber Paul Lawrence Newberg OR EN3(SS) 64 - 66 11 December 2010  
Burns Robert J     EN1(SS) 63 - 65 1 January 1970  
Bush John     RM 65 - 66    
Carr Gary Jay Bremerton WA EMCM(SS) 63 - 69 29 September 2013  
Cheek Frank     RMC(SS) 65 - 66    
Colocado Michael E Gladstone OR SD3(SS) 65 - 67 11 September 2010  
Copt Eric Georgetown TX EM3(SS) 63 - 66    
Day R L     LT 65    
Diskin Joe Overland Park KS EM2(SS) 65    
Duran Juan Panama City Beach FL QM3(SS0 63 - 65    
Engleman Gerald "Percy" Depoe Bay OR ETR3(SS) 65 - 66    
Farkas Lou Oceanside CA LT 64 - 67    
Fisher Harold "Pops" Roseville CA QM1(SS) 65 - 68    
Floyd Don Port Orchard WA FT1(SS) 65 - 66    
Francis James     TM3(SS) 65    
French Richard E. "Frenchy" Port Orchard WA MMCS(SS) 65 - 67    
Gafney Ed J Nags Head NC IC1(SS) 65 - 67    
Gallagher Lawrence Sebastian FL ETR2(SS) 64 - 66    
Galvan J C     EN2(SS) 65 - 66    
Gaskill Ed Port Orchard WA   65 - 67    
Gayda Gary L Valley Center CA MM1(SS)(DV) 65 - 69    
Gibson, Jr. Robert Bryan "Bob" & "Hoot" Tionesta PA LT 58 - 62 & 64 - 66 26 March 2013 Executive Officer
Gosney Gary W "Goose" Blytheville AR TMC(SS) 65    
Greer Nelson R "Maynard" Kaneohe HI EN2(SS) 65    
Greer Rick Dale "Ptomaine" Ft. Worth TX CS2(SS) 65 - 67 24 December 2015 Excellent cook
Hegg John A "Pappy" Port Orchard OR EN1(SS) 64 - 67 1 August 2003  
Haake L E "Roy" Reading PA EM2(SS) 63 - 66    
Hurst Michael L Palm Beach Gardens FL EM2(SS) 64 - 65    
Ibarra Rufino P     SK1(SS) 65    
Jacob Ulrich Peter "Jake" Florence SC TM2(SS) 65 - 66    
Jerome R J, Jr. "Jethro"     TM1(SS) 65 - 66    
Johnson Allen Ray     EN3(SS) 65 - 66 17 April 2008  
Johnson Lonnie R. "Lani-Moo"     MM1(SS) 65 - 69    

Michael "Mike" Keelin

  Cedar Park TX STS2(SS) 62 - 66 31 May 2017  
Kennedy Walter Shawnee KS RDSN(SS) 47 - 48    
Khuen Richard Kent "Spider" Lilburn GA MM1(SS) 65    
Kilpatrick Allan M "Killer" Palm Desert CA MM3(SS) 63 - 66    
Kimball Ed     RM1(SS) 65    
Kotrola-Chipps Joe Don "Pivo" Round Rock TX EM2(SS) 64 -66    
Koski Paul     EM1(SS) 65    
Kriehn Robert D Boulder Junction WI IC3(SS) 64 - 66    
Kuharski Eugene S     ENC(SS) 65 - 69    
Lemoine Leo Dayton OH ETC(SS) 65 - 66    
Lofton Dennis   64 - 65    
Lucien Paul       65 - 66    
Mahany Vince T "Mac" New Goucester ME IC3(SS) 64 - 66    
Mahony Terrence Michael "Terry" Seattle WA LT 64 - 65   Ops & Navigator
Markwell Gary Wayne Brocton IL TM3(SS) 64 - 66    
McCann William "Mary Ann" Middle Haddan CT STS2(SS) 65 - 66    
Meers Don     FT3(SS) 65 - 66    
Meyers David W San Diego CA LTJG 65 - 66   Communications and EM Officer
Michaels William L "Bill" Dallas TX TM3(SS) 64 - 67    
Miller, Jr. Joe Sacramento CA EN2(SS) 64 - 65    
Olson Darwin     EM2(SS) 65    
Osborn Richard     EM2(SS) 65 - 66    
Patterson Don     EN1(SS) 65 - 67    
Pertuit Doug   LA ICFN(SS) 65 - 66    
Provins Robert G "Bob" Santee CA STS3(SS) 63 - 65 11 January 2003  
Ramirez Rick     STS3(SS) 64 - 65 1966  
Ratliff Reagan S Rolling Meadows IL FTG2(SS) 63 - 66    
Rinn, Sr. Herbert Joseph     TMC(SS) 65 28 October 2002  
Sawyer Robert H "Bob" Harpswell ME TMC(SS) 65 - 66    
Shaeffer Robert Eugene     ENC(SS) 46 & 65 - 67   COB and Plankholder
Shands       EN2(SS) 65    
Shoemaker Donald E San Diego CA EMC(SS) 65 - 69 24 May 2013  
Silvera       ET3(SS) 65    
Simpson Bill (?)   TX ET3(SS) 65    
Smith D J Erie PA EMFN(SS) 65    
Smith Peter B North Conway NH ETR3(SS) 63 - 65    
Spielman Gerald "Jerry" Yellville AK EN1(SS) 60 - 66 30 December 2015 Left Cusk in 1966 after volunteering to serve ashore in Vietnam.
Swift, Jr. Charles Justin Yacolt WA LT 61 - 65    
Tattersall Joseph F Fairfield CA TM1(SS) 64 - 65    
Twomey Buzz   ME ENFN(SS) 65 Date unknown  
Vogel Frank J Pittsburgh KS IC3(SS) 63 - 66  6 January 2012  
Von Christierson William Walde     LCDR 64 - 66 15 November 2015 12th Captain of the Cusk
Wagstaff Richard B "Rick" Pine Grove CA QM3(SS) 64 - 66    
Walker David P     MM3(SS) 65    
Walker Willie "Drip Pan"     EN1(SS) 65    
Weisensee William J "Guber" Woodbine GA LT 65 - 67   One of the first LDOs to attain the rank of CAPT
West Denton W "Denny" Burnsville NC LCDR 65 - 67 26 July 2012 Executive Officer
West Roy Cripple Creek CO ET3(SS) 65    
Wingler Harold L "Wingnut" Terre Haute IN EN2(SS) 65 - 67    

If you have any information, pictures, history, or crewmember names/information from the Cusk in 1965 (or any year), please contact the Cusk Webmaster. Thanks!


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This page was last updated: 01/31/17