PICTURE OF CAPTAIN JAMES M. McCULLOCH HAD BEEN TAKEN DURING
THE CHANGE OF COMMAND IN SASEBO, JAPAN. I JUST THOUGHT
YOU GUYS MIGHT BE INTERESTED. Gene Peach
From: "Gene Peach"
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 12:14 AM
Subject: Fwd: E-mailing: Change of Command
I'm sure you don't remember me from the F.B. Parks. I was
aboard there in 1970- 1972 as a Deck Seaman. I was going through
some pictures tonight and found this one of you. I had taken
this one during
the change of Command in Sasebo, Japan.
I click on the "Parks" website at least one time
a month. I hope you
don't mind that I got your e-mail address from there. Don't
not one of these people who will load your e-mail box with
a bunch of
trash. I don't like that either. I'm just thought you might
enjoy this picture that I'm sending.
I've been in contact with a few former shipmates from the
Parks. It has
been very interesting to know what all has happened in their
we were all together. Some of the guys have had a pretty rough
some have done real good for themselves. Just in case you
interested, I'm married and have three children, and two granddaughters.
My wife and I will be blessed with two more grandchildren
this year, one
in May and the other in September. My son had spent six years
Navy as an Aviation "ET", and was stationed out
of Cecil Field, Florida.
I sure hated to see him get out of the Navy, and now he wish
Commander, it's getting late and I need to go to bed. I work
Wabash County Sheriff's Dept. in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Hopefully
good Lord is willing, and the stock market doesn't crash on
me I can retire in about eight years. Our plans are to spend
more time in Florida.
Take care and may God bless you and your family.
Thank you for the picture at my change of command. It really
good memories of our days on the Floyd B.
I must admit I did not remember your name but I got out the
cruise book and found your picture and I do remember you.
We served on a really good ship and had more than our share
of good times. I must tell you that it was not my doing that
made it good, it was through the hard work of all the men
like yourself. Parks was the best shooting ship on which I
served. I do not remember what your GQ station was but I suspect
it was it one of the gun mounts.
The Marines loved our rate of fire and that we were always
on station and ready. I had a marine friend in Quang Tre (sp!)
who called me up one night in CIC and told me how much they
liked "Deadcenter" (or old call sign).
You mentioned you were in touch with some of our former shipmates.
Please share their email addresses as I would enjoy contacting
them. I keep in touch with Joe Keeley, the old XO, and I have
heard from Hal Murray the old supply officer but no others.
I too hope the stock market allows you to retire as planned.
Congratulations on your work with the Wabash County Sheriff's
Dept. If I
ever get stopped in Mt Carmel I will tell them I know you.
God bless you and yours,