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USS Samuel Gompers AD-37

USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) was a destroyer tender, the first of her class, and designed to be a floating repair shop for ships of the U.S. Navy either in port or at sea. It was named for Samuel Gompers, a distinguished American labor leader during the late nineteenth century.

Veterans: 30
Latest Activity: May 22, 2017

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Comment by David Lee Barbee on September 4, 2010 at 12:47am
Short tour aboard Samuel Gompers, Jan 1971 to Nov 1971. Transferred to Dixie AD-14 to fill a billet prior to deployment.
Engineroom supervisor.
Comment by Mary Snider on July 31, 2010 at 2:24pm
Today is the deadline for registration for the Reunion, and a few people have been asking if it's too late to register. It's not too late!

Just go to http://www.samuelgompersreunion/ and print out the two forms you need. You will see on the registration form there is a late fee of $30. until end of August...I put that ...there because I really need a good head count before I order the Gompers schwag and pay the tour company next week.

I will waive the extra five dollar fee for everybody who gets their registration forms in by Friday August 6...those who wait longer to register will pay $30.00 instead of $25.00
Comment by Mary Snider on June 19, 2010 at 12:00am
Hello Shipmates! If you are coming to the reunion please send your registration in! The deadline for registration is sneaking up on us! Feel free to email me if you have any questions about the reunion
Comment by Mary Snider on March 27, 2010 at 3:27pm
We are on Facebook now too!
Comment by Craig Lami on December 26, 2009 at 12:11am
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Stay safe for the rest of the holidays.
Comment by David Bese on October 29, 2009 at 7:18pm
After spending 19 months on the ground in I Corps, RVN; I boardedd the Sammy G in San Diego; February, 1971 until EOAS Nov. 6, 1972. Served in 'R' Division; DCPO shack (right behind Chief's Mess, Starboard.)

The one WESPAC; 9 months long was where she became Fast Attack Tender (FatSam) while deployed to VietNam.
Comment by Marlon Leon Tett on October 20, 2009 at 8:41pm
Hey Robert,

Let me first say that I'm glad that you joined this site...the names and information is priceless.

You bring back the early 1970's in such memoriable fashion, with such cool-ass sailors as Steve-bo; who was married and lived off base, where I used to hang out and cop my trees from...the boys couldn't hang out there too long because of the Misses. I forgot about Battle Larry, and Artis; I am so impressed by that brain of yours!

A few things; one, are you still living in Cincinnati? Secondly, I sent you an e-mail in your "inbox" on this site. I prefer that you use my "yahoo" for personal dialog and we can use this site for the rest of the naval crew when we take a stroll down memory lane, so I need your personal e-mail address because I want to sent you some picture.

Speaking of picture, I appreciate you adding a photo, but I want to send you plus you send me a photo of our navy days. We are both older our our present photos doesn't give us justice when we were thirty-one or two years younger. My memory is not as sharp as yours...sorry:-( Next time I talk to my family, I want to make sure I represent you in the most proper and respectful way; so shoot me a naval pic to my yahoo account and I will do the same for you.

Anyway Robert, you have made my! I'm looking forward in continuing this wonderful conversation...oh, by the way, I see JB periodically, we hang out and talk; I told him to sign up on this site but he says that most the members was on Sammy way after he got off, and couldn't relate to his time...well, maybe he might reconsider this point of view after reading some of your comments...thanks for the thoughts! Let's keep in touch.
Comment by Robert Stewart on October 19, 2009 at 6:01pm
Hey Marlon/Aangel, I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, I knew chili Will from Baltimore, Curt from Chicago, Larry Wilcox, Steve Brown from L.A. and his cousin Artis, Petty Officer Owens, and Battle from Virginia.
Comment by Marlon Leon Tett on October 13, 2009 at 9:55pm
Where are you from Robert? Did you to school in Pasadena, or are you from some place else and we met on the Gompers? Do you know who "Chilly Willy" was...Curtis...Petty Officer 2nd Class Owens? Plus, are you living in California right now? You spent week-ends at my parents, you making my brain cells go crazy!!! I need pictures Robert...I need pictures :-)

By the way, what a great memory...Dee Dee and D'Artanyon will be father died last year, but he too would have gave you a high-five...job well done sailor :-)
Comment by Robert Stewart on October 13, 2009 at 8:22pm
You should remember me. You have a sister named DD, a brother named Dartanyan, you dad was a musician, I used to spend weekends at your home in Pasadena on Altadena Dr.

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