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Update

May-8-2010

Added May, 2010 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association section. Include information regarding the upcoming USS Rich Reunion. Please plan on joining us.


Feb-20-2010

Added two photos (one, two) courtesy of John Slade to the Crew Roster section.

Feb-20-2010

Added January, 2010 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.


Aug-7-2009

Added picture of F 2/c Nicholas V. Solla to the crew roster section. Photo courtesy of Stefan H. Wagner.


Jul-12-2009

Added Navy and current photos of M. H. Green to the crew roster section.

Jul-12-2009

Added reunion photos from the June, 2009 reunion in Lynchburg, VA.

Jul-12-2009

Added July, 2009 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association section. This newsletter contains information concerning the June, 2009 reunion in Lynchburg, VA.


Apr-19-2009

Added April, 2009 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association section. This newsletter contains information concerning the upcoming reunion, June 5-9, 2009 in Lynchburg, VA.

Apr-18-2009

Added March, 2009 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.


Jan-4-2009

Added photograph of S 1/c Kenneth John Kraus to the Crew Roster section. The photograph was provided by Kenneth Kraus's niece, Susan Kraus Tischer and nephew, Dean Kraus.


Nov-9-2008

Posted Fall, 2008 USS Rich Newsletter supplement to the Survivor's Association section.

Nov-9-2008

Posted Fall, 2008 USS Rich Newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.


Jul-06-2008

Posted article from the June 6th, 2008 edition of the Southern Pines Pilot about Ed Black and the USS Rich.


Jun-19-2008

Posted 2008 reunion photo to the Survivor's Association page.

Jun-19-2008

Posted Summer, 2008 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.


May-11-2008

Posted Spring, 2008 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.

May-11-2008

Posted two photos of the Defoe Shipbuilding Company from John I. Slade to the Photo Gallery page. (Photo 1, Photo 2)

May-11-2008

Posted two photos provided by John I. Slade to the Crew Roster section. (Photo 1, Photo 2)

May-11-2008

Posted photos of the Utah Beach marker at Normandy from John I. Slade to the Photo Gallery page.


Dec-23-2007

Posted Christmas, 2007 Newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.


Oct-21-2007

Posted two additional photos provided by John I. Slade to the Crew Roster section. (Photo 1, Photo 2)


Jul-4-2007

Posted USS Rich Survivors photo taken at the National D-Day Memorial on the Survivor's Association page.

Jul-4-2007

Posted Summer, 2007 newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.


May-1-2007

Posted Spring, 2007 newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.


Dec-20-2006

Added Christmas, 2006 letter from Roy and Jane Hudson to the Survivor's Association page.

Dec-20-2006

Added December, 2006 USS Rich Newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.


Jul-16-2006 Added July, 2006 USS Rich Newsletter to the Survivor's Association page.

May-29-2006 Added various photographs and documents from John I. Slade, nephew of S 2/c William Thomas Slade. William Thomas Slade was killed in action, June 8th, 1944.
May-29-2006 Added obituary for Chief Raymond C. Holler who passed away on October 20th, 2005.
May-7-2006 Added Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 newsletters to the Survivor's Association section.

Jul-4-2005 Added group photo of shipmates attending the 2005 USS Rich reunion at Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Jul-3-2005 Added a photo gallery containing pictures taken at the dedication ceremony of the USS Rich plaque at the National D-Day Memorial on May 30th, 2005.
Jul-3-2005 On May 30th, 2005, a narrative plaque honoring the contributions and sacrifices of the crew of the USS Rich was erected and dedicated at the National D-Day Memorial, in Bedford, Virginia. Read about the plaque here.
Jul-2-2005 Posted Summer 2005 newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.

May-21-2005 Posted Spring 2005 newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.

Dec-26-2004 Posted December, 2004 newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.

Nov-20-2004 Removed guestbook.

Aug-14-2004 Added 2004 USS Rich Survivor's group photo to the Survivor's Association section.
Aug-8-2004 Added supplemental newsletter covering Ed and Charlie Black's trip to France to the Survivor's Association section.
Aug-7-2004 Added the Summer, 2004 newsletter to the Survivor's Association section.

May-16-2004 Added two latest newsletters to the Survivor's Association section.
May-16-2004 Ed Black and Charlie Black will be traveling to France June 3rd through the 7th to be awarded the Legion of Honor from the French government. Read the letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs here.
May-15-2004 Added picture of John I. Slade at the grave of his uncle, S 2/c William T. Slade.

Jul-22-2003 Added page for QM 3/c Henry P. Jasper to the Crew Roster section. Photograph and bio are courtesy of his son, MUCM Rick Jasper.
Jul-8-2003 The American Association of Webmasters has awarded their "Gold" award to the USS Rich website. Thank you!
Jul-5-2003 Added USS Rich DE 695 Survivors Association group portrait to the Survivors Association section.
Jul-4-2003 Added Summer, 2003 newsletter to the Survivors Association section. This newsletter contains a recap of the latest USS Rich DE 695 Survivors Association reunion held at the Oceanfront Inn in Virginia Beach, VA, June 5th through June 8th, 2003. Group picture to follow.
Jul-4-2003 The USS Rich website has been awarded the Quartermasters Award of Excellence from Diane C. Day, webmaster of the USS Savage DE-386 website. Thank you!

May-25-2003 The USS Rich website has just received the Military World Top Honors five star award. Thank you!
May-16-2003 Added Spring, 2003 newsletter to the Survivors Association section.

Apr-28-2003 Add page in Crew Roster section for S 1/c Forest F. Bryant Jr. Photograph was identified by his brother James J. Bryant, Sr.

Mar-30-2003 The USS Rich website has just received the Navy Chief web award for excellence in patriotism. Thank you!
Mar-23-2003 The USS Rich website has been generously awarded the USS Cushing Association 4.0 Site award.

Feb-23-2003 Added photograph of S 1/c Charles W. Sears contributed by Billy and Georgia Sears to the Crew Roster section.
Feb-23-2003 Added an awards page for awards that have been generously given to this website.

Dec-8-2002 Added photograph of S 2/c Robert Edward Young and tribute written by his niece, Carolyn (Young) Rebar to the Crew Roster section.
Dec-8-2002 Added two photographs of the USS Rich's screw on display in France to the Photo Gallery section. Photos were submitted by Gérard Léonard.

Aug-4-2002 Added photographs of USS Rich as she struck the mine that broke her back. The photos are from the collection of Napier S. Fuller, grandson of Lt. J. Hamilton Napier, commander of the minesweeper USS Staff AM114.

Jul-21-2002 GM 3/c Santo Porto was identified in the "On Liberty" photo by Calvin J. Dooley. Added a page for Santo Porto in the Crew Roster section.
Jul-21-2002 Added photo of SOM 3/c Furman T. Smith contributed by his wife, Dorine C. Smith to the Crew Roster section.
Jul-21-2002 Added recollections of Roland E. Freeman of his experiences on June 8th, 1944.
Jul-21-2002 Added July, 2002 newsletter with the recap of the 2002 reunion in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Pictures to follow.

May-25-2002 Finally catching up with the newsletters. Added October, 2001 and December 2001 newsletters to the Survivor's Association section.

23-Mar-2002 Added photograph of the USS Rich radio room to the Photo Gallery. Pictured in the photo is RM 3/c Richard Fisher and S 2/c Ed Black.
16-Mar-2002 Added photograph of MM 3/c Claudio A. Albanese courtesy of his son, Tony to the Crew Roster section.
7-Mar-2002 Added three photographs of S 2/c William Thomas Slade, courtesy of his nephew, John I. Slade.

11-Aug-2001 Added photographs of the following USS Rich crewmen: William D. Bridges, Mark R. Crawford, William C. Diefenbach, Peter S. Hofheinz, Joseph Radek, H. B. Sims, James Houston Sillivan, Bernard W. Toomey, John W. Larson, and Chief Ray C. Holler. All of these photos are linked from the Crew Roster page.
11-Aug-2001 Posted the August, 2001 edition of the USS Rich Newsletter in the Survivors section. 
10-Aug-2001 Added a photograph of several USS Rich crewmen loading a torpedo aboard the Rich in Bermuda.
10-Aug-2001 Posted a photograph of Clifford C. "Buddy" Kalupa in the Crew Roster section.
10-Aug-2001 Dorella M. Lawrence sent a photograph of her late husband, Donald J. Lawrence which has been posted in the Crew Roster section.

16-Jun-2001 June 5th through June 8th, 2001 marked the USS Rich Survivors Association Reunion in Branson, Missouri. Details and photos from the reunion will follow shortly.
6-Jun-2001 On June 6th, 2001, "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" aired a story about sea graves and the protection of sites such as where the USS Rich sank at Normandy. Murray Comer (brother of CM 2/c Hubert Comer) and other members of his family were interviewed for the news segment.

14-April-2001 Details of the 2001 USS Rich Survivors Association Reunion in Branson, Missouri have been posted in the Survivors Association section.

15-Mar-2001 The March, 2001 edition of the USS Rich DE695 Survivors Association Newsletter has been posted in the Survivors section.

10-Feb-2001 Murray Comer of Madison, Florida sent a photograph of his brother, CM 2/c Hubert F. Comer. Hubert is one of five USS Rich crewmembers listed on the Wall of Missing memorial at Normandy.
10-Feb-2001 Added a link to the USS Brough DE-148 website.

27-Jan-2001 A photograph of WT 3/c John F. Warne and an article written by his brother, Robert J. Warne, have been posted.
27-Jan-2001 A link has been posted to the Links section to the future site of the USS Bunch DE-694 / APD-79 on the world wide web.
27-Jan-2001 A link has been added to a website dedicated to providing aid to Americas heroes, our veterans. The non-profit organization is called The Kitchen Table Gang and was founded by Charlie Taliaferro. Please visit the site when you get a chance.
7-Jan-2001 Bob Warne has identified his brother, WT 3/c John F. Warne, in the second Liberty in Londonderry photograph. John Warne was killed in action on June 8th, 1944.

19-Dec-2000 The photo of the USS Bunch in the ComCortDiv 19 section has been changed to show the Bunch after her re-classification to APD-79 in July of 1944. (Photo courtesy of David L. Hibbs.) 
17-Dec-2000 The December, 2000 edition of the USS Rich Survivors Association Newsletter by Ed Black and Dot Cole has been added to the Survivors Association section.
17-Dec-2000 Two photos of what is believed to be the USS Rich's screw have been posted to the Photo Gallery.
17-Dec-2000 Text of a letter from Gerard Leonard of France to Ed Black describing the above mentioned photos is in the Survivors Association section.
17-Dec-2000 Chief Ray Holler describes the trip the USS Rich took from Bay City, MI to New Orleans, LA.
3-Dec-2000 Members of the USS Rich DE695 Survivors Association appearing in the 1999 reunion photograph have been identified by Ed Black.
1-Dec-2000 The history of the USS Bunch, sister ship of the USS Rich, has been edited and enhanced by Capt. Benjamin Hyde and David L. Hibbs.

24-Nov-2000 Add a photograph of the telegram received by FCM 3/c John Arnold Fryberger's family notifying them that he had been wounded. This photo can be found in the Photo Gallery.
19-Nov-2000 Posted a photograph of Mike Calabrese receiving the Navy Marine Corps medal. This photograph is linked from Mike's entry in the Crew Roster section.
19-Nov-2000 Five additional photographs added to the Photo Gallery.
18-Nov-2000 Added two photographs of the USS Rich taken during her journey down the Mississippi River from Bay City, MI to New Orleans, LA to the Photo Gallery.
18-Nov-2000 Added photograph of the USS Rich DE695 1999 reunion in Southern Pines, North Carolina in the Survivors Association section. (Photo courtesy of Dave Hibbs, USS Bunch DE694.)
4-Nov-2000 In honor of the men and women who gave their lives aboard the USS Cole DDG 67.
1-Nov-2000 Added photograph of 1943 USS Rich Christmas Party to the Photo Gallery.

22-Oct-2000 Added photograph of EM 2/c Frank Doody to his article in the Crew Experiences section.
22-Oct-2000 An additional photograph of the USS Rich after striking the second mine has been posted to the Photo Gallery. This photograph was sent to the webmaster by Ed Black and Dot Cole.
22-Oct-2000 Photographs added for the 1997 and 1998 USS Rich reunions in the Survivors Association section.
17-Oct-2000 Posted six pages of photos of USS Rich crewmen courtesy of Joe Korch in the Survivors Association section. We need help in identifying some of these individuals.
16-Oct-2000 October, 2000 USS Rich DE695 Survivors Association Newsletter by Ed Black and Dot Cole has been posted to the Survivors Association section.
12-Oct-2000 Added indexes to all articles appearing on the website, sorted by article title and author.
7-Oct-2000 Replaced email directory with section for the Rich's sister ships of ComCortDiv 19.
6-Oct-2000 Added photographs for the 1995 and 2000 Survivors Association reunions.
5-Oct-2000 August 1st, 2000 USS Rich DE695 Survivors Association Newsletter by Ed Black and Dot Cole posted to the Survivors Association section.
4-Oct-2000 Directories for Survivors Association members, family and friends have been added to the Survivors Association section.
2-Oct-2000 New page added for Frank Doody in the Crew Experiences section. This page is also hyperlinked from the Crew Roster section.
1-Oct-2000 Photographs added to articles about J. H. Joyner, James Stewert, and Liston Hines. These articles are hyperlinked from the Crew Roster page.
1-Oct-2000 Photographs added to Crew Experiences for Alex Titorenko, Dan Wescott, and a drawing of the whaleboat.
1-Oct-2000 Six new photographs added to the Photo Gallery.
1-Oct-2000 New page added for Edwin B. Black and his book "The Last Voyage of the USS Rich." This page is hyperlinked from the main page.

27-Sep-2000 The first four of (hopefully) many photographs have been posted in the Photo Gallery. Please take a look!
24-Sep-2000 Two new articles in Experiences section. James Knox (LST 491) and Gene Glasser.
23-Sep-2000 Eight new articles in Experiences section. Thomas W. Cook, Ray Holler, Jack Larson, John Tallon (PT 520), Daniel Koenig (Charles Black), George Lucas, Norm Johnson, Alex Titorenko.
21-Sep-2000 Severe storms knocked out power to our office building late last evening or early this morning so the site was down until about 7:30 AM, Thursday, 9-21.
20-Sep-2000 Guest Book applet should be fixed and operating properly.
17-Sep-2000 Eight new articles added to the Crew Experiences page. (Joe Gillis, Earl Hansen, Before and After Steering by Carl Boedecker, Melvin Carlson, Carl Boedecker, George Carlson, Lew Watts, and the Whaleboat Crew)
16-Sep-2000 Added page dedicated to crew listed on the Wall of Missing at Omaha Beach Cemetery in Normandy, France.
16-Sep-2000

Added pages for Carlie Black, Arlie Norris, Ward Bowmer, James Joyner, Jim Stewart and Liston Hines. These are hyper linked from the Crew Roster page.

11-Sep-2000 Official history of the USS Rich DE695 posted to History section.
11-Sep-2000 Seven articles from various sources posted to WWII Action Reports.
11-Sep-2000 All crew members posted to Crew Roster section with hyperlinks to experience pages.
11-Sep-2000 22 articles posted to the Crew Experiences pages.
11-Sep-2000 Dedication to Rich crew posted. If this is your first visit to this site, please read this page. Thank you.
11-Sep-2000 Guest Book is on-line.

 

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