John DeLargy RADM USN Ret. May 23, 2005
First Commanding Officer 1959-1960
Thomas G. Slattery, CDR, USN (Retired) Jan 15, 2007
Third Commanding Officer 5 Sept. 1962 - 25 July 1964.
Robert E. Bodamer 1992
Fifth Commanding OfficerOf Morton 1965-1966
Joseph D Fairchild DR USN Ret Jan 9, 1924- Oct 29, 2009
Eighth Commanding Officer
Edward W. Arth died April 9, 2006 Virginia Beach, VA,
James G Burch Oct 20, 1941 - Sept 16, 1969
1958-61 FT2, New Orleans, La.
Bruce DeCosta November 9, 1979
Herb Dubus Sept 1997
Retired STCM , Clifton Texas
Donald P. Hammer June 3, 2001
RM1 1959-1963. Ashland, WI.
Ronald Jones March 20, 2005
SN 1959 - 1960
Willie Johnson, SDCM (Ret), passed away
on May 18, 2005. SN 59-60
Wayne Keele, LCDR, USN, (Ret) October 3, 2007
West Monroe, LA. Operations Officer 1958-60
Paul D. Kelly, RDCS, Nov. 25, 2002
Melvin Huffman Ret BTCS D-May 21, 2004
On board 1959-62
Cecil McCloud B- Feb 17, 1918, D- Dec. 7, 1999
at age 81. Pearl Harbor Survivor
ETC USN Retired
John A. McMorris, LTJG, served asPlankowner2nd Division Officer. He died in 2005.
William T. Moore LTJG died May 14, 1978
Robert V. Novratil, LTJG, served as Plankowner Engineering Officer. He died in 1999.
Ray Petersen died July 8, 2007 in Idaho Falls, Idaho
MM3 1959 - 1963
Jim Sheffer March 31, 1999
MM3 1959 to 1963.
Harold G. Silvers MMC 1959 - 1960. Date of death about 2005.
Richard A. (Dick) Wilson, age 69, died July 29, 2006 in Summit, New Jersey. Communications Officer from May 1959 to October 1961
Plank Owner 2nd Commisioning
Art Ouellette April 1993
Retired USN as LTCDR
Ron R. Anzalone March 2 1999
Ron Benoit, of Livingston, TX, died May 23, 2006
SN in 1965 and 1966
Roger Thomas Brinksneader 21 July 1942 to 20 April 1974 HT1 73-74
E.E. (Ben) Benjamin died April 5, 2003
in Toutle , Wa
Duane Bower died Feb 1999
Executive Officer 1980-81
Wm Oscar Burris CWO4 1978-81 dies Dec 17, 2009
Va Beach VA
Bob Calissi 21 Jun 2006 in Drexel Hill, PA
Donald Cavasos Sept, 2003
Robert Jasper Childers April 10,1966
SA lost overboard about midnight
Conrad George Cinq-Mars, Jr. 6/23/54 2/21/07
QM3 1974-76 Gig Harbor, WA.
Robert [Bob] Christlieb 17 May 2005
Gary Cross died March 12, 2004 in St. Charles, MO
SM1 on board Dec 1959 - Dec 1962
Richard Curtis, age 61, Aug. 22, 1947 - Jan. 3, 2009
Micheal Dick died 1974 accident in Hong Kong STG2 72-74
Raymond J. Dilts MM1 on board from 1979 - 1982. He died in Raleigh, NC on March 13, 2004.
Charles Fagan died Nov 6, 2006 Quitman, MS.
MMC from 1961 - 1964."
Johnnie Gilmore Date Unknown
James Gist 1998 in Rochester, Wa.
HT 1 USN Ret. 72-75
Carl J. Grabelski USN Retired 1994
SHC, 1966 to 1968.
Kennith Greer 1978 West Pac
MMFA died on board
Gene Harrington DC2 1967-68
Robert L. Hatcher December 7, 1996.
MMC Buried in Arlington
Robert Heiser IC 3 1963-64 Died Jan 16, 2010
George E Lindsay May 28-1999
Heyburn ,Idaho Was GM in 1967-68
Mike McLain May 27, 1938 to July 20, 1962
From Fargo ND, served as Ens 1961-62
Bill McMahon Deceased Feb 2003
Fitzwater Spring, TX GMG3 1966
Mike Maley GMSN about 1975
On Board 72-75
Jack Matz Mishawaka, IN 2005
GMGSN, 1963 - 1965
Jack H. Palmer OSC Ret-Died March 23, 2008
RDC 1962 - 1966 Pahrump, Nevada.
Michael Pankow died Feb 5, 2008 in Beaverton, Oregon.
Woody Phelps died San Diego Feb 28, 2004
SK 1 April 1962 - June 1965
Ken Quadro May 9, 2001
John Ira Richardson SHC Ret. died age 65 on December 15,
2003 in Kingsville Texas
William Rush May 13, 1967,
died in Vietnam in Dinh Thuong Province
Vietnam Memorial Wall Panel 19 Row 112
Chris Schultz STG3 1967 Died Oct 28, 2009 age 63
Terry Thomas January 22, 1998
John Versman about 2001
George Wheeler Date Unkonwn
Donald W. Wilmouth, BTC, November 15, 1932 died April 29 1980. He served aboard Morton in the mid 1960s as a BT1
retired from Navy in 1975
Eternal Father, Strong to Save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its' own appointed limits keep
O hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea
May all our departed shipmates rest in peace
Oh God, Your Sea Is So Great and My Boat Is So Small
Please, if there is anyone who is not in here that you have any information on at all please contact me so they can be on this page of honor for our departed ship mates. It's the least we can do. If there is any information you can add or any mistakes to change please contact me. Any birth dates, years on board, rate when on board,death dates, obituaries and pictures.
The Gentle touch of our savours hands
guides me thru storm tossed seas
His gentle word
calms the wind in my sail
They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
( Psalms 107: 23-24)
In the Second Book of Shmuel (Samuel), 22nd chapter, 5th through the 19th verses, translated from the original in Hebrew and published by the Koren Publishers of Jerusalem, Israel, can perhaps aptly describe the fate of the crew and all other U.S.sailors who died defending their county:
"When the waves of death compassed me / the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; / the bonds of She'ol encircled me; / the snares of death took me by surprise; / in my distress I called upon the Lord, / and cried to my GOD: / and he heard my voice out of his temple, / and my cry entered into his ears. / Then the earth shook and trembled; /the foundations of heaven moved / and shook because of his anger /...the heavy mass of waters, and thick clouds of the skies /... And the channels of the sea appeared, / the foundations of the world were laid bare, / at the rebuking of the Lord, at the blast at the breath of his nostrils. / He sent from above, he took me; / he drew me out of many waters; / he delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me. / They surprised me in the day of my calamity: / but the Lord was my stay..."
My brothers lie in state,
In clear waters
Of testimony, their willingness
To answer our Nation's call.
An angel bends down, whispers in my ear,
Never forget. Never forget.
Honor them. They
Gave their lives for you.
No man hath a greater love.
Do them honor.
And never forget.