USS Stokes (AKA-68) Guestbook





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Found out today that my Uncle was on the Stokes he has passed away but his son told me today the he was on it, I was on the USS ALGOL AKA 54 1968 & 69

Added: September 20, 2015
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My father, Walter Myers, Jr., served on the USS Stokes during WWII. As many of his generation seem to do, he does not talk much about the war, but my sisters and I will attempt to get him to visit the site and memorialize what he can.

Added: April 24, 2015
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I am the daughter of Leon Forst who served on the USS Stokes. I have a box of letters that he wrote to his family while on ship as well as pictures, scrapbooks, his uniforms and medals. Growing up he did not talk about World War 2 except in general terms so I have enjoyed going through all his memorabilia. I wish he was around to talk about his experiences but unfortunately died in 1971 from cancer. He maintained a close friendship with Dan Conway, who was also on the USS Stokes, up until his death. If there is anyone that knew my dad I would love to be in touch. I enjoyed seeing the pictures & posts on the website. Thank you for preserving history.

Added: January 14, 2015
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Thank you for your work in putting up and maintaining this site. My father, Leon F. Forst , MM3c, had many stories of his time aboard the ship and kept a scrapbook from that time. It is very moving to see this piece of history.

Added: October 14, 2014
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Very proud of this website. I know if my father would be alive today he too would be very pleased & proud of it. I want to thank Mr. Brown for all his work in putting this together and honoring our hero's of War World II. God Bless them all for what they did especially the hero's of the USS Stokes (AKA-68)!

Added: January 27, 2014
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For the first time in over 40 years, I finally get to see the ship that I crewed/served aboard. She was called the Fanwood, and I boarded her as a 15 year old Merchant Seaman headed toward Viet Nam in 1968. We were loaded with all manner of military cargo, including 5,000 cases of Black Label beer. Yes, I did learn how to drink while violently seasick.
I was a bit saddened to learn that The Stokes/Fanwood was scrapped in Taiwan in 1970. I read the incredible accounts of her wartime service, and am even more proud to have been aboard that vessel.


Added: October 19, 2012
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Thank you for bringing up the ship. I haven't traced my family, but I don't think there is a tie in.

Added: September 22, 2012
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Thank you for visiting my website and signing my Guestbook. This is a new Guestbook. Previous Guestbook entries are unavailable.

Added: August 4, 2012
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