50th Decommissioning Anniversary And
Memorial Roll Call Honoring Our Deceased Shipmates



Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 To:

Hi Paul,

I have just been going over your site for about the 100th time and I have to tell you it looks GREAT!!! It makes me very proud and happy of what we did on 7-3-99.

God Bless


Mike, Ellen, and Andre 

Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999   To: 
From: "Al M. Greenway" Subject: Tribute

Paul, What can I say, my eyes are still wet from the moment I started to the end of the presentation on the tribute of the 50th decommissioning. As always you do the greatest on keeping all of us old retirees updated. By the way, you look great .

Love to you and yours Al & Rene

Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 To: Subject: Re: Tribute 

Your work on the Oakland page is just amazing!!! You will have many "Jewels in your crown" in Heaven!!!

Dorene Orshoski Paul

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 To: Subject: Tribute 

Hi Paul, I'm sorry it has taken me so long. I have had too much going on in my home this month. I went to visit your web pages on the ceremony today. They 
are just wonderful. I wish that we could have been there on my fathers behalf. Take care and God Bless! 


To: Paul Henriott Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 Subject: Tribute 

Good Morning Paul The site looks great. Who ever took the pictures with the flags being presented, they are fantastic. Mom sure likes them. Yes, I copied 
them and sent them on to her. You work so hard on the USS Oakland site, and 
it show!! I was recently looking for some of Bob's ships he has been on, and the site for the USS Agerholm is so boring compared to yours. Yours is so bright
and so much information. Thank you for putting all that information in, because some of us "younger" people have learned so very much from your hard work.
Its really paying off.!! Lynda 

From: JRager Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999

Happy Birthday

We will, and you are some webmaster Mr. Paul. Went to all websites and as
usual we were so impressed with all the pictures and music. Just like being there. Thanks for all your time, and Paul, by the way, you are still a handsome fellow.

Hope you have a great birthday, and don't eat too much cake and ice cream !
Jack and Jane Rager 

From: AdrianWS Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 

A belated Happy birthday Paul! I am so pleased that I found your fantastic site a few years ago, and love the updates and the continued high quality of the pages. I lost all of my FAVORITE PLACES last week, when a young man updated my system. Would you again send me the "hidden crew roster." I continue to hope to find my friends from 1945/46 on the list.

By the way I bought the book, and when I copied some of the pages re the battles of Okinawa and Japan, my kids (32-48) asked me to write down my memories of those days at sea. One of the events they enjoyed was my recounting the day that an earthquake hit Bremerton, Washington, while the Oakland was in dry dock. Abandon ship I heard while sacked out in my berth in the after gyro room...I got topside in one hell of a hurry. I think I'm the only sailor who abandoned ship in a dry dock and went to general quoters in the Panama canal....the U.S.S. Intrebid CV11 ran hard a ground with a pilot aboard. 

Again, thanks for the great job you are doing. I will have my 76th birthday on September 23rd.

Warm regards, Adrian W. Smith EM 2C 

Happy Birthday to a Very Special Person 

It is your birthday and on this day I want you to know that you are a very special person who has touched and warmed many lives including mine I also want you to know how much I appreciate you 

Have a very happy birthday!

Bob and Lynda Davalt & Mary


Because He Lives



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