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The Burrows Home  Fleet Patriotic American Award

"Jake, A little something for you. Enjoy your page.  We  need  more Navy pages online. You deserve this award shipmate."                    
"Fair Winds and Following Seas"

Jerre & Sue Burrows,
Whidbey Island, Washington State

People, Jerry & Sue Burrows gave me this award and I am touched as I always am when someone likes what I do on this site. It is a 'Labor of Love' as we don't get any other remuneration, nor would I even desire it, but when we get such complements and awards such as the ones above, it makes all the hours of work that go into creating a Website worth it.

Anyone who has built a Website knows how many hours go into it, and if you visit Jerry and Sue's homepage, the truth of that will certainly be manifest!  So I invite you to make sure that this is one of your priorities. To go there, just click on the Award, and you truly will be 'awarded' for your efforts many times over. Anchors Aweigh!!


Karl Kristiansen's Thumbs up Award

Karl's Korner Thumbs-Up Site Award

Hello Jake,

Just finished browsing your webpage and you've done a great job. Please accept my thumbs-Up site award, you've earned it! I present the award to show my appreciation for a job well done. I know how much time and effort goes into creating and maintaining a webpage.

Karl Kristiansen

September 3, 1998

* Click the Award to visit Karl's "unofficial" webpage for his old ship the USS Mansfield DD-728.

Diane C. Day

Photo - courtesy of her USS SAVAGE Memorial - http://theusssavage.homestead.com/

Dear Jake,

I was searching on Google under "Navy Traditions" and your site was listed.

I have spent the last hour touring your site and have now forgotten what I wanted Google to find for me, because I became so engrossed in your site!

Actually, I was looking for information about the Navy tradition of the empty chair at a dinner table, salt on the plate - a slice of lemon. If you can fill me in on the details, I would appreciate it.

In the meantime, it is with deep honor and pride that I present you with my Quartermaster Award for Web Site Excellence 2002.

This award is presented to you on behalf of the USS SAVAGE DE-386 and my father's memory.

Please accept it as a heartfelt thank you for your extraordinary work on your site.
Thank you for your service to your country - you are a Great American!

Most sincerely,

Diane C. Day

Please Visit my Father's Ship, the the U.S.S. Savage...



This Email had such wonderful words of encouragement that I just had to post it as an Award from another Webmaster, Diane C. Day. I can't overstate how important it is to receive such words from visitors to this Memorial, as it is the Fuel that keeps me going. Like the Old Hannah needed Fuel Oil to burn in her Boilers, kind words of encouragement keep this Website "Pointed into the Wind" and so, thank you Diane for your Kudos and wonderful words of Encouragement! ~ Jake

Quatec Website Award

Hello and Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that your submission for the Quatec Website Design Award has been approved. Your site was reviewed for originality, usefulness of information, graphic design, and was found to add an outstanding artistic flair, careful and concise design, and a wealth of information. Your site only enhances the originality of our Internet community. Job well done!

Award of Excellence

Hi Ken (Jake)

Thank you for visiting our corner of the web and giving me the opportunity to visit your site. I was very impressed by all the hard work you have put into the site and have to congratulate you on a wonderful achievement in web site design, both in appearance and content.

I would like to extend my congratulations on producing a wonderful dedication to the USS Hancock and her crew. Excellent quality of content and ease of navigation with some very very impressive graphic work. A wonderful addition to the web, one that you should be very proud of.


I need to sit here for a few minutes and control the rush of emotions that I have just experienced. One of my first memories is sitting at my father's knee listening to his stories of the sea. I just took a trip back there. As I flew off the deck of the USS Hancock, once again, I was sitting beside him watching "Victory At Sea."

Ralph Wilcox was first crew aboard the Shangra-la, LA (CV38). Of all the things he accomplished in his life he was most proud of being a plank owner aboard her. Since his death in 1977, I have kept his letters home, the ship's newspapers, his pictures and postcards, etc., safe for my grandchildren. I cannot question him anymore about his experiences, so I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and the other men, sharing yours with me.

Mr. Jaccard, you have left footprints.

Daughter of a Vet
Sister of a Vet
Mother of a Vet

Linda has touched me in a way few have through her Emails to me, regarding this site. So touching, in fact, that I just couldn't avoid honoring her, as she honored me with her kind words of deep emotion. Some 'Awards' come from the heart in the form of Kind Words. I consider Linda's words, truly an Award of the Heart!


I am a former Navy Musician who served 22 glorious years..I am a drummer. Went out as MU1.

In my humble opinion, this Website is by far the best Navy site on the Internet.

I now volunteer on the USS Hornet in the Safety Division. Come visit the USS Hornet Museum, Pier 3, NAS, Alameda, California.

Brent Packman, MU1, USN, (Ret),
Friend of the Hancock Memorial

Brent Packman originally left his remarks in our Deck Log (Guest Book), and his words were so touching I just had to include them here on our Awards Page. This is why I put in all the time and work on this Website - not for the Kudos or the Awards, but for the impact this Website is having on everyone who comes here. I does me proud to know that the HANCOCK LEGACY continues in this century when she was put to bed way back in the middle 70's. So thanks, Brent for your kind words and for letting me know that my work has not been in vain.



The Hancocks metal was in its crew and though She has been sent to the Scrap Yard, She can never be scraped in our minds and memories.

It is my opinion that you have done the Lord's Work here by loving your neighbors and your shipmates as yourself.. which was Jesus' second commandment to us.. You have preserved and shared the memories of a time when we were all apart of something greater than ourselves.. that is a good thing.. God has appointed each of us our duties.. and you have done your's well, Shipmate!

God Bless You Jake

Kirk Luehrs, AC3, USN (Ret)
OC Division, '60 - '62

Kirk Luehrs has been a shipmate now for a long time; we served together in real time aboard the Hancock in the early '60s. He felt moved and inspired to write what he did in an Email dated 1 Feb 2010. I've placed it here as a Virtual Award from a true and loyal Hancock Shipmate.

This Page is full of Personal Awards presented by our visitors soon-to-become-true-Shipmates. Kirk's words are on this Awards Page because I appreciate his and the other's words and feel deeply that these are the Best Awards, which cannot be denied. These comments mean a great deal to me, the Yeoman, and are among the reasons why I have been at this Website in excess of 20 years. It has been well worth it to me, and the Friends I have made from my commitment to Web Excellence, especially Naval History, is the best kind of award I could ever receive, so thank you Kirk, and all the others who have made their mark on this Website. If you wish to do likewise, you can leave your tracks in our Deck Log, or through the Web Mail System.

Thanks again,

US Navy US Marine Corps US Army US Air Force US Coast Guard


Some Angels just fly by and watch over us; others land and touch our lives in ways that words can never pen. Thanks for touching mine and countless others. You are a dear friend,
a solid Rock, full of Truth, Wisdom, and Knowledge.

Thanks for your service....not only in defending our country when you were in the Navy...but at every opportunity you get to uphold the moral fibers that this Nation was built upon.

Laura Diane Cox,
Decherd, Tennessee, USA

Laura Cox has been a good friend and Sister of mine now for many years. She has given me support in words and deeds all this time. She has also contributed Poetry in this Website's Poetry Section. You can find her tracks in both the General Poetry and also in the Vietnam War Poetry Section. Please pay that section a visit by clicking the links to each Section.

Best Wishes to you Laura and thank you for your kind words, your gentle, supportive Spirit and your love of Veterans, and also your love and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thanks again,

Awarded by Pat Northcutt Web Yeoman of the

USS Doyle C. Barnes DE-353

The Jaccard's Sister Ship
Click Award to visit the USS JACCARD DE-355 Memorial

Another Website created by your Web Yeoman, Jake. The Award was given by Pat Northcutt, who administers the
USS Doyle C. Barnes DE-353 Memorial
Make an effort to visit this site, as well - do so by clicking the Award.

"Hope you like it, Jake.......
It was made with love and you are the
first to receive it. -

Pat "


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