Raleigh Lee Godley BM2 Lawson, MO PCF 41 May 22, 1966
Memorial to Lee
Lee was the caretaker at the Haiku Low Frequency Station with his family.
Here are three of the many pictures that I received from Ron Cook of Salmon, Idaho. He was stationed with me and just by chance we met on classmates.com after 43 years. I never expected to see or hear from him again. The first picture was made out of the barracks window. The second picture was one he had of me that I did not know existed. Someone has painted me a mustache and beard and I am wearing a "cool hat". The back of the picture was marked "Bobby Birdsong Beatnik". The third picture was Ron Cook as he appeared in 1958. Ron is retired from the Salt Lake City Fire Department and now lives in Salmon,ID to enjoy hunting, fishing, golf and tending his animals.
This was the view out the barracks window.
This was me??? Who drew that silly mustache and beard and where did I get that hat ?
This is Ron Cook in 1958. That is Kole Kole Pass through the Waianae Mountains in the background. This was behind the barracks at our baseball field.
Ron Cook and his wife in Mexico in 1997.
I just heard from Bobby Bonds another Lualualei shipmate.
RM Bobby Bonds at the Order Wire at Low Freq and holding one of the big tubes -May 1959
Sailor Bob at Radio School and as a 2 year old sailor - - Bobby and his wife Jolin today.
I was sadden to hear from Bobby that he lost his beautiful wife Jolin to cancer in 2008
This is me with Yeoman Lewis Parker almost 50 years later.
Lew is a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer. This picture was made at a recent lunch meeting in Albany, Georgia. In Georgia we call it "All Benny".
Fred Bonner said we looked like we dressed out of the same seabag
This is Fred Bonner on the right at his retirement presentation from the Navy. Fred is a retired Master Chief Petty Officer in the Submarines. He was not in the submarines when I met him at Lualualei. We heard later that Fred had been discharged and then re-enlisted and was back in the Navy and going to "B" school. Fred would later be "Chief of the Boat" and have a distinguished Naval career
Well finally Fred and I got together again after 51 years. We picked back up on our conversations of 51 years ago with out missing a word.
It was great to see Fred again!
1958 Christmas Roster