I have the ( I believe to be) original Plaque from the ship.
Visit Gray Knives

The USS Shakori ATF 162

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As you can see I  still Make Knives and do it 90% of my working time at 18
As time takes it's toll

I'd like to see some of my
ship-mates up here,
before and now Pictures,

I would also like to post some
e-mails of yours
so we all can contact each other
before we'er all
dead and gone.
what do you think??

please note!
some of our found crew now have bad email addresses,
and some do not have complete mailing information so we can
contact you about the planned reunions, please up date us.
please see about Reunion 2007
Reunion 10-13-2006 was a great one
Ships Data
Ships Comanding officers by year
Ship Mates still looking for
Shakori Crew Found
Some Pictures of ship and crew
Military Records if you need them click here

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These are time-lapse photos of the recovery of the USS Cole

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Any one Remember this Navy Ship?
If you were Stationed on it between 1973 and 1976 I'd like to hear from you

As a matter of fact I welcome all Sailors of the Shakori to be on this Site.
I was MR3 Gray ( Daniel Gray ) B2 Engine Room
Email Me: Dan Gray
USS Shakori ATF 162, Birthed at Gate 1 little-creek Amphibious Base Norfolk VA.


I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley
Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in the
snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and
emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by
nothing but death and carnage of war. He stands though, with fire in his
eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust
and tells us this...

I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your
children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay
at home because it rains!
I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain
silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.

I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has
stolen democracy from the people.
It's the soldier, not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.

It's the soldier, not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.

It's the soldier, who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is
draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.

Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. Amen."

May God Bless all that have served to keep us free..

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