Welcome to the USS Conway DD/DDE-507

 

USS Belle Grove Logbook





Comments:
My sincerest wishes to all the crew and their families of the USS Belle Grove LSD2 for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2015. We have about one inch of snow this a.m.so winter has arrived in Omaha. Hope all of you can enjoy this special time with your friends and families. Special Christmas Love 'n Hugs Donna

Added: December 18, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Marlene and I want to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving.We have so much to be thankful for.God is good.Our best to each of you. :o

Added: November 26, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Happy Thanksgiving to all shipmates, right handers and the families of the USS Belle Grove LSD2. I'm so thankful and blessed for having you as my friends. Thanks also for all those serving our country. Love 'n Hugs Donna

Added: November 26, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
From Steve Gambriell - who is on an extensive tour of the Far East.
November 11, 2014

Position in the Corral Sea, 18’47.40S, 148’19.93E course 126’ speed 15.5 knots. Distance travel on this journey so far=13,053 nautical miles.

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, least they not be forgotten, we celebrate the service of all veterans, of many nations. This morning, at that hour more than half of all onboard, showed up to so Honor them. We had a wreath of poppies, and we were given by the ship, poppy medallions to ware. People came forward, from many Nations, to say the names of family members, fathers, Uncles, Sons and Friends who where lost and still serve in all branches. Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force and more. And then, striking of ships bell, and blowing of ship horn, two minutes of silence. And again, a striking of ships bell for completion of our honoring of them. Comments from pastors, and the reading of “Flanders Field” And then, Taps, played on a Sac phone. An old but new sound.

Russ, please forward this on to our ship mate and they are in our thought and prayers. Steve Gambriell


Added: November 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
To all Veterans, active and non-active everywhere, God Bless you, and thank you for your service

Added: November 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Thank you Veterans of all Service branches for this day, you have given us freedom and protection for many many years, and without you all, we would not live in this beautiful country of America.
God Bless all of You.


Added: November 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks away and I would like to take the time to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving. Hope to see everyone in August in Portland, OR. If you have not made a reunion then I suggest you try one, I think you will really enjoy your self visiting with old shipmates.

Added: November 9, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Served on BG from 1964-1966 in M-Division

Added: September 27, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
For your information your VA Card Should Read “Service Connected” for having served aboard the USS Belle Grove LSD-2...
This list includes three categories of ships:
• Ships operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
• Ships operating temporarily on Vietnam’s inland waterways or docking to the shore
• Ships operating on Vietnam’s close coastal waters for extended periods with evidence that crew members went ashore or that smaller vessels from the ship went ashore regularly with supplies or personnel

The BG is listed under the first category of ship: (Ships operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways)... thus, the presumption of herbicide exposure is AUTOMATIC or should be at any VA Medical Facility if you served aboard the BG during the Vietnam War...

If your VA ID Card does NOT show under your photo image on the VA ID Card “Service Connected” you should file a claim at your local VA Medical Center and have this added to you records ASAP!!!

If they give you a hard time about it this is when the “deck logs” which I spent many weeks putting together will come in handy in proving the BG’s service areas...

Your DD 214 alone should be enough proof of service in Vietnam and presumption of herbicide exposure as it should show Vietnam Service Medal & Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device... which were only awarded to individuals whom served in the area...

I would actually like to know how many of you guys that have a VA ID Card actually have this designation showing under your photo image as “service connected”... It seems that some VA’s around the country are NOT doing so?

My VA here in Maine has thus far not allowed this designation to appear in my medical records... I filed yet another claim with my local VA just under two months ago now and have yet to hear anything from them?

Thanks,
Jim Pelletier


Added: September 24, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Just a little note to let all of you know that my books Death of Innocence, Wade Garrison's Promise, God's Coffin, Atonement, and Feeding the Beast are all on sale on Amazon for 0.99 as an ebook downloadable to any device. If you have not read any of my books, now is a perfect time to give one a try. ;)

Added: September 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address
Powered by PHP Guestbook 1.7 from PHP Scripts