Went on board after MR “A” school.1966…we lived in barracks in Norfolk Va. til…she passed sea trials…..worked in machine shop.(machinery repairman )Traveled from South America ( RIO ).. to Norway (Bergen )…. med.cruise,carribean….made some lifelong friends…..Loved the time I spent with them…
Bill Larson MR2
Rode aboard her in 1967 part of IUWG 2, She supplied us a platform for our deployment . Great ship Great crew,, and possibly the best skipper in the whole fleet.. I loved this deployment and if you were a crew member at that time .. Thanks Mate !!!! God Bless the memory of USS OZARK !!!!!
By: Kenneth Minnix STG3 on April 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm
I was on the mighty Ozark too. I was a Plank owner as well. Hey Jim Hickle, do you remember the time the guy running the Geedunk wouldn’t take your money and you got mad and told him you’d whip his a– if he weren’t so damned big ? You and I were BT’s together with Gene Powell and Paul Carlson and other god guys.