Staff

 

USS Yosemite Association Leadership Team

 

Association Officers

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Bill Krug

William C. Krug III, President

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 of 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 of 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”

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Sam Jeffries

Sam Jeffries, Vice-President

 

 

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Cooper Gilbreath

Cooper Gilbreath , Treasurer 
USS Yosemite Association Treasurer

Served on USS Yosemite AD19 from June 3, 1968 – August 3, 1971. I was EM2 R3 Division.

 

Janice Bergeron - uss yosemite secretary

Janice Bergeron

Janice Rodrigue Secretary
Membership Applications and questions regarding membership.
Postal Mailing Address:
Janice Rodrigue
439 Aragon Rd.
Montegut, LA 70377

(985) 852-1548

 

Board of Directors

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Cooper Gilbreath

Cooper Gilbreath, Director

 

 

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Ronald Barnett

Ronald Barnett, Director

 

 

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Mike Polyniak

Mike Polyniak, Director

 

Sviharon Benavidez

Sviharon Benavidez

Sharon Benavidez, Director

Engineering – EM2 onboard 1987-1990 – Years of Service 8

 

 

Danny Brookers

Danny Brooks

Danny Brooks Director

Danny spent 22 years in the Navy, 11 years 8 months, and 22 days of sea time. Danny was first a Machinist Mate and then cross-rated to Hull Technician for the last 11 and half years. He retired in 1996.

 

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(Hoy) Darien Lorentz

(Hoy) Darien Lorentz, Director

(Hoy) Darien Lorentz, I entered the service in Feb 1968 and was released from duty Nov 1971. I come aboard the USS Yosemite from “A” school in Newport, RI. I was assigned to R-3 division with WO Bobby Stewart as my division officer. The ship was preparing to depart for the Mediterranean. After returning from the Med, the ship was reassigned to Mayport, Fl. where I served out the remainder of my enlistment.

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Raymond Schortemeier

Raymond Schortemeier, Director

Raymond was an Em2 while onboard the Yosemite from 1966 to 1968. He was a great asset to the “Repair Department” While a member of R-3 Division, he was a key member of the Rewind shop.

 

 

 

Appointed Position

wendy krug

Wendy Krug = Ship’s Store

Wendy Krug, Ship Store 

For questions regarding your order, call Wendy at (570) 878-2006

 

Danny Brookers

Danny Brooks

Danny Brooks, Chaplin 

Danny spent 22 years in the Navy, 11 years 8 months, and 22 days of sea time. Danny was first a Machinist Mate and then cross-rated to Hull Technician for the last 11 and half years. He retired in 1996.

 

 

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Howard Field

Howard Fields, Master At  Arms
I was born and raised in Washington DC, until I was 19. In 1969 I joined the Navy, graduated from boot camp, and was stationed on the USS Yosemite AD19. I stayed on board until 1972, was discharged, and entered the reserves. I had my first son in 1975. The company I worked for moved me to Dallas, Texas, in 1977, still staying in the navy reserves. In 1986, I had my second son.

In 1995, I changed jobs and remained in the reserves, After 25 years of service, I retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves on April 1, 2001. After the Navy, I was involved with the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps, I am now the Commanding Officer of one of the oldest units in the country, the Forrestal Squadron Training Ship Ranger. I am a board member of the City Of Duncanville and a member of Citizens on Patrol.