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45) Carl freeman 
Location:
Anniston Alabama Location
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Monday, May 31, 2010 08:21 PM Host: 24-117-18-7.cpe.cableone.net Write a comment

Hello,My wife and i were at the park on our anniversery trip along the coast may 28. We enjoyed both ships very much. My dad was on a ship almost like the uss alabama. We then made our way through the the plane hanger then on to the sub, which we enjoyed. We were amazed just how small the area's were. Great job restoring the inside by the way! Im sure the outside will look just as good as the inside as well. We met TOM on the way out, he's so nice and giving of infomation. even told us the next time we were down, he would give us a guided tour! " smile tom & leslie great job! both are special people to do jobs like these.

Drum visit Friday, June 4, 2010 06:42 AM
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Carl, Thanks for the nice comments, make sure you let me know when you are coming down again. We are working on the stern now. Tom
44) Jerry  Male
Location:
Lake City, FL Location
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Sunday, April 11, 2010 11:09 PM Host: c-66-177-67-179.hsd1.fl.comcast.net Write a comment

My son, daughter, and I visited the drum on 4/9/2010. I just want to say what a great time we had on her.... Awesome job in restoring this great ship.
43) F. M. Hall  Male
Location:
Murfreesboro, TN Location
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Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:55 AM Host: c-76-122-196-58.hsd1.tn.comcast.net Write a comment

Last Monday morning, 3/22/10, I spent a good deal of time aboard the USS Drum, taking many pictures. I think I might have seen Tom as I was looking around the galley. I visited your web site this morning, and noticed on the "restoration" page that the "head" had been refurbished. I don't remember seeing the head & I'm guessing it is in the room with the tiny washing machine? How many total heads (commodes) were originally on the Drum?, and where were they located? I'm assuming the officers had a separate commode area as that was the case @ land navy stations I served at 1968-72. Thanks in advance for any info. P.S. My wife insists that had to be more than two for 72 men.

answer Sunday, March 28, 2010 04:09 PM
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The officers head and shower are in the forward torpedo room. The crews head is on the opposite side of the boat from the washing machine, two for the crew. total three toilets.
Tom
42) Tim Garlak  Male
Location:
Chardon, Ohio Location
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 07:53 PM Host: cpe-76-190-243-253.neo.res.rr.com Write a comment

I found my way to this website while researching some of my families military history. I do beleive my Uncle, Paul Garlak served on the drum during the Second World War. His Notice of Separation from US naval Sevice lists her in the "vessel and station" block of the form. Not sure which patrols he would have been a member on as the notice of separations does not list dates and years of service for the vessels and stations. I like the site and plan to visit next time I am in the Mobile area.

Drum Info Wednesday, March 3, 2010 07:33 PM
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Tim, we don't have him on our lists but it is possible he was asigned to the Drum for seperation purposes only. Looking forward to seeing you, look me up I should be onboard.
Tom Bowser
41) B T Boatwright  Male
Location:
Mt Pleasant, SC Location
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Sunday, February 14, 2010 06:55 PM Host: c-174-56-134-157.hsd1.sc.comcast.net Write a comment

Job well done. I'm impressed.
40) Sandra Adams Bustle  Female
Location:
Fairfax, VA Location
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 03:26 PM Host: pool-173-73-160-154.washdc.fios.verizon.net Write a comment

After reading about the Drum, which my Dad served on during the war in the Pacific, I have learned so much about what a hardship he went through and how proud I am of him.

Please let me know of any further activities/developments regarding the Drum's history and info on the movie.

Thanks for sharing this touching and memorable information.

Lance (admin) Tuesday, January 19, 2010 05:18 PM
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Sandra, thank you so much for looking over this website. I know the Drum meant a lot to your father, Ollie Buford Adams!
39) Benita Murphy  Female
Location:
Mobile Location
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Saturday, January 2, 2010 12:42 AM Host: adsl-074-181-066-003.sip.mob.bellsouth.net Write a comment

I brought my 8 year old grandson Logan to the park today for his first tour of the battleship and the Drum. We had a wonderful day exploring and absorbing the history. It was such a delight to watch him have his eyes opened in great wonderment to this portion of our history. We spent a lot of time on the Drum... Thanks Tom Bowser for taking time to show us about the sub and answer our questions! Wonderful day!
38) Kevin McRae  Male
Location:
Mobile Al Location
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Monday, December 28, 2009 10:46 AM IP: 65.89.12.2 Write a comment

Tom,
Thank you so much for showing me and my girlfriend around the Drum, I was the guy that took several pictures of the Sub on Sunday 12/27/2009. You mentioned that you needed help and donations for repairs.
I was sadened to fond out that very few people are helping. I hope that my pictures will help get the word out that one of our Hero's is in need of help.

Thank you for everything you do in restoring the drum.
37) Leslie Lindsay  Female
Location:
Maynard, MA Location
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Thursday, December 17, 2009 02:13 PM Host: ink.staples.com Write a comment

My dad, Robert G. Lindsay, Jr, served on the Drum as a radio man.
I was fortunate enough to tour her on the anniversary of his death.
The chief unlocked the radio room and let me spend some time there.

My dad shared many stories with me-- he was at Pearl Harbor during the attack, waiting to be assigned to a sub.

He served on a number of subs, but the Drum was always his favorite.

Thanks for all who care for her now!
36) Bob 
Location:
OK Location
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 08:34 AM Host: adsl-70-234-188-55.dsl.tul2ok.sbcglobal.net Write a comment

Thanks for the great site.
I especially love reading the war patrols. Truth is always better than fiction.
Thanks to all who served on her.

Bob...
35) Ben Mossing  Male
Location:
San Anselmo CA Location
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Sunday, November 29, 2009 03:50 PM Host: adsl-71-141-231-84.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net Write a comment

Hi, I'm Wills grandson and I Love the fact that you put up this website and are restoring the Drum, Keep up the good work!
34) Larry Dozier  Male
Location:
Dallas (Portsmouth NH Native) Location
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 04:43 PM Host: ppp-68-91-33-233.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net Write a comment

Website looks great! You're doing a good work for the old Drum. My Granddad was a plankowner on Drum and made 7 war patrols. I too am a submariner, USS Spadefish SSN-668, an A-Ganger like Pops was. Looking forward to attending another reunion.
33) Jerry Watson  Male
Location:
Boothbay, Maine Location
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 06:34 PM Host: cpe-24-25-163-24.maine.res.rr.com Write a comment

Looking great, Tom and Lesley! Can't wait to see her up close again next June! Keep up the great work!

Jerry Watson, Drum Crew dependent
32) Chuck Franklin  Male
Location:
hampton va Location
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Friday, September 25, 2009 10:55 PM Host: c-69-254-219-50.hsd1.al.comcast.net Write a comment

I joined the Navy Reserve on the USS Drum in Nov 1958. Qualified in subs on the USS Redfin 272 and retired in 1980 as a Chief Engineman.

Drum was a great boat.

Chuck
31) Deb Dansky Pierce  Female
Location:
Tuolumne CA Location
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Thursday, September 24, 2009 06:45 PM Host: 173-16-183-65.client.mchsi.com Write a comment

My Uncle Tom is helping to fix up this National Treasure. It is wonderful to see all the hard work everyone is doing, even when we are all the way out here in California. Keep up the great work. You are doing everyone proud.
30) Gerard(Jerry) DeRosa  Male
Location:
Edgewater Fl Location
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Friday, September 11, 2009 08:38 PM IP: 72.158.129.13 Write a comment

I served on the Drum and this is the greatest. I have enjoyed every bit of this website. Tom and Leslie are doing a fantastic job with the restoration. I served with the best men and they deserve to be recognized. Job well done.
Skinny ghinny See you in June
29) Gail Mast  Female
Location:
Wilsonville, Oregon Location
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Saturday, September 5, 2009 04:45 PM Host: c-76-115-109-86.hsd1.or.comcast.net Write a comment

Just got back from our trip touring the Drum. We felt so honored with the unbelievable tour Tom and Leslie gave us. We learned so much about the boat that my Dad served on for 9 missions. To be able to see, touch and hear about the same instruments that my dad worked on meant so much to me. To see the care, time, dedication and love that goes into the restoration of the Drum is indescribable. Thanks for all you do Tom and Leslie! Looking forward to seeing the 'SeaViper' when it comes out.

Gail Mast, daughter of Gilbert 'Gil' Leach, Drum Crew Member
28) Patrik Alowersson 
Location:
Sweden Location
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Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:23 AM Host: 65.varbergkabel-net03a.varberg.net Write a comment

I didn't know the Drum had deteriorated so much over the years. But its good to know there are people willing to restore this old WW2 subs for future generations.

Best of luck!
27) Chris 
Location:
The Netherlands Location
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Monday, July 13, 2009 12:04 PM Host: ip503d8166.speed.planet.nl Write a comment

Good to see she gets alot of good care,i used to visit this site alot about a year ago but lost track,to see her in her current state is fantastic!Maybe someday i will pay a visit,who knows.
26) Scott Hendricks  Male
Location:
Calif. Location
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:39 PM Host: user-118bg8j.cable.mindspring.com Write a comment

Aboard USS Rock SSR274 (1957/1959
Great site you have.
You might want to check out e-bay, they list USS Drum Clock under WW2 Submarine Collectables
25) Kelly Workman  Female
Location:
Indiana Location
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Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:37 PM Host: cache-dtc-ab14.proxy.aol.com Write a comment

My Grandaddy, James W. Eubanks, was on the USS Drum for during WWII for patrols 4-13. I've been to see the Drum several times with him during the crew reunion's. He's not doing well now but he is still alive and once you get him talking, he will keep you spellbound with the stories from that time. You have a great site. Thank you.
24) Ronald Morgon  Male
Location:
Long Beach, CA Location
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Saturday, April 11, 2009 03:52 PM Host: pool-71-107-77-100.lsanca.dsl-w.verizon.net Write a comment

Great site. Dad (CEM)was on the 1st patrol and was a plank owner. Had a great time seeing the Drum this year at the park.
23) Preston Phillips  Male
Location:
San Jose Ca Location
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Monday, February 23, 2009 12:19 AM Host: adsl-71-135-110-163.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net Write a comment

My father served on the Drum during the war. He was TM2c and went on missions 5 thru 12. My brother and mother have been to the sub and were greatlt impressed with the work you all have done. My dad died in 1972 but was able to attend the dedication at the park. Thanks you for all your work.
22) Joao Sumrall  Male
Location:
currently Malaysia Location
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Friday, February 20, 2009 03:23 AM IP: 203.121.47.11 Write a comment

Cool site! My dad says he saw the Uss Drum when she was in the water a long time ago in Mobile-he was younger then. Real good information here and my dad helps me to understand why America had to go to war.
21) George M. Arnold  Male
Location:
Shawnee, KS Location
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Monday, February 16, 2009 05:38 PM Host: 64-151-3-55.dyn.everestkc.net Write a comment

Outstanding website! Congrats on it.
I visited the drum several years ago and had a super time going through her. While going through, several people were milling around and as I was explaining things to my son and his wife, the people sort of tagged along and listend and asked questions. That was realy fun!
Respectfully, George M. Arnold Sea Fox (SS402)(56-58)
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