Many shipmates helped to make this site possible by
contributing photographs, anecdotes, dates and moral support. The
original GHRA site was developed by Chester Harris, EM, 1954-55
with an assist from Chuck Westerbrook, MM2, USS Tortoga LSD 26.
If we have missed any shipmate when putting this list together,
or if there are any errors in the list, please send an e-mail to
WEBMASTER and the appropriate correction or addition will be
Bill Driscoll, BM, 62-65
Bill Driscoll is our current Chairman
Bill Greene RM (50-54)
Chairman Emeritus; first chairman of the Reunion Association
Ron Kennedy PN (57-59)
Ron was the second Chairman of GHRA
Norm Berenis (52-55)
Norm gave us many of the 1952-55 pictures.
Jack Buick RD (56-59)
Jack developed and maintains this website.
Doug Burley BM (64-67)
Doug converted his color slides to digital for us.
- Jerry Brown, ME3(53-56)
Jerry gave us pictures from the mid-fifties.
Ira contributed many color photos of the early 50s
Bud Corner (57-60)
Bud donated pictures from the late 50s.
- Jim Culp, EN (51-54)
Jim contributed many of the pictures from the early 50s
Jack Harer RM (52-55))
- Art Franks, SM2 43-45
Art is a plank-owner; he supplied several early photos of the ship.
Jack contributed pictures from his service time.
Chester Harris EM (1954-55)
Chester conceived and developed the original Angelfire website.
- Jerry Hartenburg, ET2 (68-70)
Jerry gave us the pictures from his service years.
Jim Hulse SFM2 (59-63)
Bill Ludtke RD (56-59)
Jim gave us pictures covering the years 1959 to 1963.
Bill gave us several O Division pictures
Bob Mintz ET (52-54)
Bob gave us photos of the early and mid 1950s
Ted Reily TE (54-56)
Ted contributed color photos from the mid-50s.
- Charles K. Smith, BM (43-45)
Charles is a plank-owner and sent the 1943-45 pictures.
- Terry Troglin BM (64-66)
Terry gave us the video clip and pictures of the 2013 reunion.
- Walter Wierzbicki BM3 (62-64)
Walter contributed a news article about the last cruise.
- Santiago L. Aversa,
Candido de Lasala Q-43
Santiago provided the page for Candido de Lasala translated into English.