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•   Sn Troy Borgemenke (1994)  4/11
•   Lee Humiston  4/11
•   Rmsn/Rm Sandel Hunt (1986)  4/11
•   Hugh Cowart, Rm2 (1963)  2/11
•   Timothy Koralewski (1966)  1/11
•   Josef Harper (1971)  1/11
•   Enfn Randy Petry (1974)  1/11
•   Gwen Phifer (Vanderpool) (1997)  31/10
•   Dc-1 Jon Fancher (1995)  31/10
•   Carolyn Hornback (Wilson)  30/10
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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6 live in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
5 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
15 live in California
2 live in Colorado
4 live in Connecticut
2 live in Delaware
25 live in Florida
7 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
12 live in Illinois
7 live in Indiana
3 live in Iowa
3 live in Kansas
2 live in Louisiana
3 live in Maine
4 live in Maryland
6 live in Massachusetts
7 live in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
7 live in Missouri
2 live in Nebraska
2 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
9 live in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
21 live in New York
15 live in North Carolina
10 live in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
3 live in Oregon
13 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
10 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
14 live in Texas
1 lives in Vermont
16 live in Virginia
4 live in Washington
2 live in West Virginia
7 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Guatemala
110 location unknown
28 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Dave Birnbaum (Birnbaum) (1968)  11/12
•   Dc-1 Jon Fancher (1995)  11/14
•   Charles Wiggins, Rm-2 (1965)  11/14
•   William Jackels (1971)  11/16
•   Michael L. Stephens, Lnc(sw) (2002)  11/16
•   Donald Kauffman Jr (1975)  11/17
•   Ed Schumann Rm-3 (1963)  11/17
•   William "Don" Davis  11/18
•   Chris Peterson (Peterson) (1998)  11/19
•   Stephen Barbour (2003)  11/20
•   Rick Hernandez (1979)  11/23
•   Erik Knops (1993)  11/25
•   John Dunne (1971)  11/27
•   Ht-2 Richard A. Dvorchak (Dvorchak) (1977)  11/27
•   Tom Nunley (1980)  11/30
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Welcome to the USS LaSalle (LPD-3/AGF-3) 1964 - 2005 web site.

The USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3 Association was founded by Bob Boucher and Paul Barger

Please send me an email and I will get your "Shipmates" Profile started. Be sure to include dates you served, rate, etc. in the email so I'll know you served in USS LaSalle LPD-3 or AGF-3 Contact Us This site is for use by US Navy Veterans who served in USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3 and their family members. I have made the "Message Forum" live. Please view it for the latest requests from other crew members. 

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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Papa - Golf

NRPG

"Versatility at Sea" - "FACILITAS AD MAREM"
 22 Feb 1964 -27 May 2005


Portland. Maine 2018 Men

Back row.   Roger Kane, John Woznicz, Steve Bishop, Andy, Ken Rowen, Wright Trusdale, Pete Daut, Greg Highswander, Ed Schuman, Hugh Cowart, Ed Schuman, Richard Heitzentater, David Miller, Richard Marston, Gene Merchant, Bobby Hamby,  Lucky Young

Front row.  Dave Hawkins, Joe Merchant , Gary Suzik, Dusty Rhôdes , Arnie Hagin.

 

Other attendees.  Camron Carey, Bob Craig,  Kevin Corwin, Carl Stein,  and a walk in, James Hancock.  

 


Portland, Maine  2018 Ladies
2018 Reunion Portland, Main October 23-26, 2018
We had a wonderful reunion in Portland, Maine The folks at the Merry Manor Inn provided great accomodations and an excellent meeting room.  The Friday evening Banquet was very special. We give a Bravo Zulu to the hotel and staff for fantastic meals and accomodations. Best Western Merry Manor Inn Portland, Maine. 800-780-7234 
We especially thank Ernie Arnet and Joe & Ruth Merchant for coordinating the reunion.  It took a lot of time to coordinate and organize the 2018 reunion. A special thanks to Gary Suzik for assisting.
Thanks to all who attended. It felt like a family reunion seeing all our shipmates and their wives. Many of you know shipmates who were not here.  We nead to reach out via the various social media and encourage them to attend to 2020 reunion.  Plans will be announced soon as to the location and dates.
Lucky Young doated 2 quilts. See photo in the photo Gallery. 
CDR Retired Rick Campbell donated 2 books he has written, Ice Station Nautilus and Blackmail released 27 JUN 2017.  Blackmail is described as a "COLD WAR RIVALRIES HEAT UP IN THIS HIGH STEAKS MILITARY THRILLER".  We had two of his books at last reunion, believe they were both Ice Station Nautilus.  Rick also has two other books, Empire Rising and Trident Deception, available thru Barnes & Noble and other book stores.
Please tell your shipmates about the USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3 web site. Encourage them to join the site by clicking on the Join tab, or send an email to Andy Anderson ceanders@hiwaay.net to join.
If you missed the reunion and would like to receive notifications about the next reunion, please contact Arnet.  Also, send at least $20 for your Association Dues.  You may pay for them by going to the Support your site: http://www.usslasallelpd3.com/donation_center.cfm?DonationCenterID=208
Please tell your shipmates about the USS LaSalle LPD-AGF-3 web site and encourage them to sign up as a member of the Association and plan for the next reunion. Contact Arnet  einer2@juno.com .
http://www.usslasallelpd3.com/
It's easy to join, just send an email to ceanders@hiwaay.net, request to Join, please give dates onboard, Rank/Rate Division
Or Send an email to Andy Anderson 1966-1969 Electrical Officer / MPA  ceanders@hiwaay.net
Please consider sending a donation to help pay for the reunion costs. Also please pay your annual dues.  $20 Dues and a check for any amount to support the Reunion. Make your checks to USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3 Assocation. Send your donations to support the reunion and web site to:
Arnet Hagen SEC/Treasure
USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3
1430-S West Camano Dr
Camano Island WA 98282
 360 387-7710 Best to send email :  einer2@juno.com phone reception is bad on the island.

 


USS Oak Hill LSD-51 Ship Visit in Little Creek JEB 10-10-2014 
http://www.oak-hill.navy.mil/
 

Shipmates on USS Oak Hill LSD-51 for tour 10-10-2014
http://www.oak-hill.navy.mil/

Men Attending Banquet

Ladies Attending Banqet
 
Questions about 2018 reunion, email Arnet at einer2@juno.com

LaSalle Photos for more photos.

More Photos Here:

http://ceanders.jalbum.net/USS-LaSalle-LPD-3-AGF-3-Reunion-2010
USS LaSalle LPD-3 Slide Show

Click here to see Navy Slide Show 2008 pictures
http://www.navy.mil/media/OtherMedia/YearInReview/yir08/start_here.html

History Photos

Arnet Hagen, Sec/Treasurer USS LA SALLE Association einer2@juno.com

The www.usslasallelpd3.com is not endorsed by nor affiliated with United States Military or the United States Government. It is for use by US Navy Veterans who served in USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3 and their family members.

 
Picture courtesy of Paul J Daoust
pjdaoust@gmail.com

The USS LaSalle AGF-3 was the 4th oldest active ship when decommissioned, after the USS Kitty Hawk and the The USS Constitution sailing ship in Boston Harbor is still retained on active Navy status.  The USS Arizona (BB-39) still in commission as a memorial to those lost in WWII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arizona_Memorial (Thanks to Kenneth Mahoney for this.)

 

  From http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/l1/la_salle-ii.htm

 

 La Salle A town and county in Illinois named after Rene Robert Chevalier de La Salle, one of the most celebrated explorers and builders of New France in the 17th century.

 

II (LPD-3: dp. 13,900; l. 522'; b. 84'; s. 23 k.; cpl. 490; trp. 1,000; a. 8 3", 6 heli.; cl. Raleigh) 

The second La Salle (LPD-3) was laid down by New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2 April 1962; launched 3 August 1963; sponsored by Mrs. Victor M. Longstreet; and commissioned 22 February 1964, Capt Edward H. Winslow in command.

After shakedown and training in the Caribbean and off Norfolk, the amphibious transport dock departed Norfolk 9 October to participate in Operation “Steel Pike I”, a complex training exercise involving over 80 ships and United States and Spanish troops. She closed the coast of Spain off Huelva 26 October, and embarked Under Secretary of the Navy Paul B. Faye, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Horacio Rivero, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Wallace N. Greene, and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Congressman Mendel Rivers to watch the landing operations.

The exercise completed 4 November, La Salle joined the 6th Fleet at Naples for amphibious operations and joint NATO training. She returned to Norfolk 13 March 1965.

With then-Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander Amphibious Forces, Atlantic Fleet embarked, La Salle sailed on 1 May for the Dominican Republic during the revolution where she served as Command and Control for the operation, returning to Norfolk on 1 June. Three weeks later it joined the Caribbean Amphibious Ready Squadron, returning to home port on 21 September to begin training operations along the east coast and in the Caribbean.

Through the first half of 1966, La Salle continued operating off the east coast. July and September were spent in Norfolk for upkeep and modifications, with further exercises following. On 3 November, she recovered a Gemini II test space capsule near Ascension Island. This was returned to Cape Kennedy, Fla., and the rest of the year spent on local operations in the Atlantic. La Salle entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on 9 January 1967 for repairs and remained there until 20 March. The remainder of 1967 and the first three quarters of 1968 were spent conducting various exercises and port visits which ranged along the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts and into the Carribean as well. On 2 November she put into Norfolk to prepare for an extended employment with the 6th Fleet. Departing 13 November, she steamed first to Moorhead City, N.C. and then began her voyage to the Mediterranean where she remains into 1969.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Looking for a shipmate that was an HT. He used to give to decompress our spines on a daily basis since he had previously worked for a chiropractor. Can't remember his name but need him to prove my back problems started on the ship. The corpsmen and ships doctor didn't treat back problems nor did they xray me or document my injuries.

I was there from June 1983 until May of 1984. This HT had blonde hair and worked in HT Division. He worked for a Chiropractor prior to the Navy. Need his name and a buddy letter for my VA Disability Hearing. I was in A Gang but also stood another 8 hours of watches in the engineroom in addition to my regular A Gang duties. This HT would decompress our spines on a daily basis due to fatigue and subsequent back problems. He was a life saver. 

 

Also, if anyone else remembers me having to work in A Gang AND the engineroom simultaneously, I could use a buddy letter from them as well. 

 

Thanks,

Bradley Strickland 

(MM2 Strickland | Strick)
If you remember any details regarding this, please email Bradley at:

bradleyw90210@gmail.com

Our next reunion is being planned for Branson, MO in October 2016 - Details to follow.  Any ideas you have will be welcomed.  We need people to assist in planning.

Thanks Arnet

Questions: Email me einer2@juno.com

Photo of the USS LaSalle men Gettsyburg, PA

Photo of the USS LaSalle ladies Gettysburg. PA


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Thanks to Bob Boucher, I have added some "In Memory" pages.  Please take a look and if you know of a deceased shipmate or have additional information for those listed "In Memory" please let me know.

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Andy Anderson

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Click here to watch:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/astrospies/program.html

See the USS LaSallel in Chapter 4 About 1 1/2 minutes into the show.

At Cape Canaveral, a unique rocket configuration was rolled out to the launch pad. Atop the standard Titan IIIC solid rocket boosters was a hollow mock-up of the MOL laboratory, and atop that, workers attached an unmanned Gemini-B capsule. Designers needed to test whether the Gemini's heat shield would still work after the MOL's access hatch had been cut into it. Unlike most NASA launches, there were no astronauts on display.

Some of us were there: First crossing of the Equator.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/astrospies/

Have a great day!

Andy Anderson

USS LaSalle LPD-3

Electrical Officer

1966-1969

 

I welcome hearing from anyone that was onboard from precom to 1966 and any one else that may know me or served with me in the past.

I just finished college and I graduate this Saturday Dec 17th 2011 also my birthday. I majored in Liberal Arts with a 3.92 GPA or an A- not bad for being out of school since the 70's.

Paul "Zip" Barger

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=169861010857
This is a link to a video of the sinking of La Salle.

Robert Weccle BTFN
Hi, My name is Chris Justin. I was aboard the LaSalle '75-77. I was recently contacted by a lawyer representing the estate of Robert Weccle BTFN, who served aboard the LaSalle '75-77. The lawyer informed me that Robert had passed away in 2012, from mesothelioma. I vaguely remember Robert. I believe he served in the forward boiler room, while I served in the rear boiler room and that's probably the reason I have limited memories of him. I wish I had more info for you. Perhaps if you posted the above info on your site someone will remember Robert from those days long ago aboard the LaSalle. RIP Robert! Thanks, Chris Justin Waukegan, IL 

If anyone has an Obituary on Robert, please send it to Andy Anderson ceanders@hiwaay.net.


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