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Roger J. Donnay
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  • Boise, ID
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USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)

The USS James E. Kyes served honorably in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  She was the flagship of Desron 23 and was a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club from 1965 through 1972.See More
Jul 1, 2015
Roger J. Donnay posted an event

USS James E. Kyes Reunion at The Academy Hotel

September 25, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Join us in Colorado Springs for the USS James E. Kyes Reunion.  Bring your photos, videos, cruisebooks and stories about our great adventure on the high seas.  There will be shipmates who served in WW-II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  There will be a 4 foot long replica of the Kyes as it was in 1969 during its service in the Gulf of Tonkin.  Visit the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods and Pikes.  There will be fun games and prizes.See More
Mar 7, 2013
James Franklin Benson joined Roger J. Donnay's group
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USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)

The USS James E. Kyes served honorably in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  She was the flagship of Desron 23 and was a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club from 1965 through 1972.See More
Feb 19, 2013
Glenn R. Depue commented on Roger J. Donnay's group USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)
"Roger, OK thanks much. Glenn"
Dec 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay commented on Roger J. Donnay's group USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)
"Glenn - Sorry about that.  I realize now that we added you to the roster, but I haven't deployed the updates to the website because I am traveling at the moment due to a death in the family.  I will handle this by next week. Roger"
Dec 14, 2011
Glenn R. Depue commented on Roger J. Donnay's group USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)
"Roger, I have already done that (twice I think) but my name never seem to show up on the roster. Glenn"
Dec 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay commented on Roger J. Donnay's group USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)
"Glenn - I invite you to join the USS James E. Kyes Association on our website at http://ussjek.org. Roger"
Dec 14, 2011
Glenn R. Depue commented on Roger J. Donnay's group USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)
"1959 - 1960 First assignment after Radar A School"
Dec 14, 2011
Glenn R. Depue joined Roger J. Donnay's group
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USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)

The USS James E. Kyes served honorably in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  She was the flagship of Desron 23 and was a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club from 1965 through 1972.See More
Dec 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay posted a group
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USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)

The USS James E. Kyes served honorably in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  She was the flagship of Desron 23 and was a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club from 1965 through 1972.See More
Nov 18, 2011
Roger J. Donnay commented on Chuck Fry's group First Class Association
"I made ET1 while going to ETB school at T.I.  From there I got sent to the USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) where I went on 3 Westpac cruises to the Gulf of Tonkin. On my last cruise, I took the Chiefs test and passed it but never got to put on the…"
Nov 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay joined Chuck Fry's group
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First Class Association

Come on in Shipmates. Have a seat in the First Class Lounge. We'll play a little Acey-Deuce and swap sea stories. As always, you have front of the line previleges on the Mess Decks.See More
Nov 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay commented on Paul Barger's group Treasure Island Naval Station
"I was stationed at T.I. twice.  In 1961 I went to ETA School and in 1965 I went to ETB School.  While in ETB School, I lived off-base in Oakland.  They gave us a book of 30 passes to get across the bridge.   I lived on MacArthur…"
Nov 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay joined Paul Barger's group
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Treasure Island Naval Station

this island in San Francisco has been many different commands. It was created for the 1939 worlds fair.
Nov 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay left a comment for Rick Warden
"Let me pipe you aboard, Skipper!"
Nov 14, 2011
Roger J. Donnay commented on Thomas E. Waden's group Blue Jackets Choir, San Diego Recruit Training Command
"I was in the Blue Jackets Choir in 1961.  I was in company 263 and was given a rating of recruit petty officer 3rd class just because I liked to sing.  Our High School Choir (Alexander Ramsey HS) won the Minnesota State Vocal Music…"
Nov 14, 2011

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS James E. Kyes (DD-787)
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 26, 1961
End date of your service
November 18, 1972

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