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In Memory

Alan W. Ruch - Crew Of 1971

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05/28/12 09:26 PM #1    

Raymond Pierce (1968)

I did not know Alan but I want all to know that his service to our nation and aboard the USS Seattle is appreciated.


09/08/13 07:18 PM #2    

Dale Neuhard (1973)

Al was my SK1 when I reported onboard in 1973, he took me under his wing just like he did with any new sailor that reported onboard.  We became the best of friends on and off the ship, even after Al retired I went and visited him on ocassions. 

After he reitred he worked at the Bowling Alley at the base in Portsmouth, VA.

Rest in Peace shipmate you'll never be forgotten.


SK2 Neuhard

Dale G. Neuhard, CWO4, SC USN, Retired.

10/18/13 04:46 PM #3    

Harry J. Gawronski (1974)

Al was a super great guy. He gave me his corner rack in S1 when he left the ship. Recall his wedding to Kay in 74. He always reminded me of Ernest Borgnine.

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