USCG Cutter Duane WHEC/WPG 33
Coast Guard Cutter Duane Association
This page is dedicated to those Duane sailors who have gone before us.
Please contact me, Rick Bogdan (MM3 68-70), if you would like more information
about posting information on this page, please include as much information as possible.
ETCM Bill Albright crossed the bar in the fall of 2013. He served on the Duane in 1961
Charles (Chick) Straub May 11th 2010
Jack Laib March 2010
James Patrick Sharp-QM1cserved 3/19/42
to 9/29/45 and sailed a
crossings aboard the Duane. He died at age 80 - March 24, 1997
Robert Burns of Oklahoma City, OK - December 2008
Tom Nagle-QMC Columbia, SC - August 11, 2008
Harry Hays- served 1942-45 Alliance, OH - October 21, 2008
Donna Murphy (wife of Greg Murphy) Port St. Lucie, Florida - June 24, 2008
Maria Ragucci (Wife of Tony Ragucci-RMC 74-76) - April 13, 2008
Arthur Shaw - August 2004
Edward Grant-Lynnfield, MA
Floyd Stromer-San Pedro, CA
Gary “Duke” Snyder
Charlie Farlow-Melfa, VA
George Chioran-Westerville, OH
VADM Paul E. Trimble, USCG (Ret.) – former commander of the USCGC Duane, Palm Harbor, FL - November 16, 2005
Jerry R. Murray-Portland, Maine - Jan. 22, 2006
Brothers Robert J. Carey (March 9, 2009) and Richard P. Carey (July 21, 2011) served together on the Duane during World War II
Bruno Vendramin - June 6, 2007
Jack Connely-ET Cape Cod, MA
Here is a jpg of the famous Camel cigarette ad starring Ray Buckner when he was on the Eastwind.
He served on the Duane as QMC and many of us knew him.
Ray "crossed the bar" on July 17, 2007
Last update 02/13/2014