USS Yosemite Association Leadership Team
William C. Krug III, President firstname.lastname@example.org
LCDR William C. Krug III was a Mustang (E1-E8 / O-1 -04). Bill served 26 years before retiring. The USS Yosemite was his last Ship. He served as the Assistant Repair Officer Med and Persian Gulf Deployment.
Bill left the USS Yosemite to become the OIC of CTF-63 ‘s Ship Repair unit in the Med and Persian Gulf. After 4 years this assignment he retired in 1997. Some of his prior commands were: USS Sierra AD-18, USS Semmes DDG-18, USS Joseph Hewes FF-1078, Mine Div. 125 “MSB”, USS Fearless MSO- 442 and Guantanamo Bay Cuba “LCU”
Sam Jeffries, Vice-President email@example.com
Mike Polyniak, Treasurer JM1POLYN@earthlink.net
Membership dues and membership application should be sent to our Treasurer.
Postal Mailing Address:
PO Box 20863
Bakersfield, CA 93390-0863
Alan Koepke, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership questions, membership application and information, etc. should be directed to our Secretary.
Postal Mailing Address:
344 South Lake Circle
Fond du Lac
Board of Directors
Cooper Gilbreath, Director email@example.com
Ronald Barnett, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Polyniak, Director JM1POLYN@earthlink.net
Richard Finn, (Dick), Director email@example.com
(Hoy) Darien Lorentz, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
(Hoy) Darien Lorentz, I entered the service in Feb 1968 and released from duty Nov 1971. I come aboard the USS Yosemite at Newport RI from “A” school. I was assigned to R-3 division with WO Bobby Stewart as my division officer. The ship was preparing to depart to the Mediterranean. After returning from the Med the ship was reassigned to Mayport Fl. where I served out the remainder of my enlistment.
Raymond Schortemeier, Director email@example.com
Raymond was an Em2 while on board the Yosemite from 1966 to 1968. He was a great asset to “Repair Department” While a member of R-3 Division, he was a key member of the Rewind shop.
Cooper Gilbreath, Ship Store firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Braidwood, Chaplin email@example.com
Howard Fields, Master At Arms firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in the Washington DC area and raised there, Until I was 19. In 1969 I joined the U.S. Navy graduated from boot camp and stationed on the USS Yosemite AD19.I stayed on board until 1972 then I was discharged from active duty and then went in to the reserves. Had my first son in 1975. The company I was working for moved me to Dallas, Texas in 1977, still staying in the navy reserves. In 1986 my second son was born.
1995 I changed jobs and remained in the U.S. Navy reserves, After 25 year of service retired from U.S. Navy reserves April 1, 2001. After the Navy I was involved with the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps, I am now Commanding Officer of one of the oldest units in the country the Forrestal Squadron Training Ship Ranger. I am involved with the City Of Duncanville as a board member and citizens on patrol.