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PLANK OWNERS:
Following tradition dating back to wooden ships, men who put a ship in commission own a plank of the main deck. Fortunately, this tradition survives to this day, despite the fact that the main deck is now steel.




A few of the ol' plank owners
(click name for more information if available)
officers of the William C. Miller
Officers of the USS William C. Miller  DE 259
Lt A.George Keywan
Lt. George Keywan
ASW Officer
Lt. Harold N. Conrad
Lt. Harold Conrad
Communications Officer
Lt. James Preston
Lt. James Preston
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Lt.jg Robert H. Smith
Lt.jg Robert H. Smith
Assistant Engineering Officer
Lt. Ross Patterson
Lt. Ross Patterson
Engineering Officer
Lt. James Doyle
Lt. James Doyle
Gunnery Officer

Enlisted Rating information

Dick Eckersall SoM3c in late 1946
Dick Eckersall SoM3c
Paul Thompson Cox (Tommy)
Paul Thompson Cox (Tommy)
Ray Farley S1c
Ray Farley S1c
Milton Nelson RM1c
Milton Nelson RM1c
James F. Croskey, Gunners Mate 2C
James Croskey GM2c
John W. Fella, Chief Gunners Mate
John Fella CGM
Vincent Kraft S2c
Vincent Kraft S2c
Leslie Mosher Cox
Leslie Mosher Cox
Nicholas Minakakis
Nicholas Minakakis
QM2c
Henry Cubberley
Henry Cubberley
FC2c
Alan E. Hodgson F1c
Alan (Scotty) Hodgson
F1c
James P. Simmons S1c
James Simmons S1c
Fred Binggeli
Fred Binggeli SF2c
Jim Nietfeld S1c
Jim Nietfeld S1c
Rod Neske MoMM3c
Rod Neske
MoMM3c
Jim Kohler EM1c
Jim Kohler
EM1c
Gene Schmidt MoMM1c
Gene (Smitty) Schmidt
MoMM1c
S1c
Eugene Provenzano S1c
H.Guy Townsend S1c
H. Guy Townsend S1c
Leonard W. Crooks CPM
Leonard W. Crooks CPM
Justin Ray BM2c
Justin Ray
BM2c
2c)
Richard (Dick) Wheeler QM3c
Richard C. Wheeler
QM3c
Robert (Bob) Meyer S1c
Robert Meyer
S1c
Dale Brown MoMM2c
Dale Brown MoMM2c
Samuel J. Crawley CSM (Officers cook)
Samuel J. Crawley CSM
Stacy Elliott
Stacy Elliott F1
Ralph E. Much Cox
Ralph E. Much Cox
Robert D. Andrews SM2c
Robert D. Andrews SM2c
Warren H. Gresh S1c
Warren H. Gresh S1c
Anthony W. Ciresi S1c
Anthony W. Ciresi S1c
Joe Arthur S1c
Joe Arthur S1c
Denzil Ford SoM 3c
Denzil Ford SoM3c
Earl Enger EM2c
Earl Enger EM2c
Isaac Ashburn SM3c
Isaac Ashburn SM3c
Dean Gano SoM 3c
Dean Gano SoM3c
Walt Morris QM3c
Walt Morris QM3c
Charles Sierp S1c
Charles Sierp S1c
Haldor 'Gus' Gustafson CMoMM
Haldor 'Gus' Gustafson CMoMM
Ray Kanally S1/c
Ray Kanally S1c
Bob Millea QM2/c
Bob Millea QM2/c
Bob Mattingly SC2/c
Bob Mattingly SC2/c




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