Bob Ross

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Member of the Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror
Editorial Staff
Custodian "Who We Are"
My Web Site bobrsr.com

I was born at Atlanta Ga, Sept 7, 1923. Joined the U.S. Navy August 1941. Boot camp at Norfolk VA, Radioman School at Charlestown SC. Was there when WW-II started.

My first ship was a transport, USS Edward Rutledge (PA52). She was sunk at Fadiella North Africa, a small city near Casablanca after unloading troops in 1942. Two other ships were sunk at the same time we got hit.

Picked up the USS Hudson (DD475) still being outfitted at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston MA. Met my future wife, Lillian while there. We were married in Malden MA on January 13, 1946 after the war ended. Most of my sea duty was on destroyers.

I participated in the Atomic Bomb test, stationed on Kwajaline Islands.
Shore duty includes:
Norfolk VA where I was on the staff of Commander Fifth Naval District.
Was Officer-in-Charge of a Naval Reserve Electronics Division in Paducah KY for two years.
Keflavic Iceland nearly three years. My wife and two children were with me.
Three years on the staff of Commander US Naval Forces Europe, the family was with me. We really enjoyed this duty, traveled all over Europe. Something we could not afford to do from the states.
My last shore duty was at the Fargo Building, Boston, MA. at the Communications Center. I was there two years.
My last Sea duty assignment was on the Staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron Twelve (The AceyDucy Squadron), homeported at Newport RI. There were seven ships in the squadron. I decided it was time to retire when we got orders for a Goodwill Cruise to South America.

Was tranferred to The Fargo Building, Boston MA for retirement. I retired from U.S. Navy July 1971 as a Senior Chief Radioman after thirty years.

Bought my house here in Melrose in 1968. My wife comes from Malden, and naturally she did not want to live in Georgia.

We have two children and three grand-children. One living in Medford, the other in Boxford. It is nice being so close and able to enjoy our grandchildren.

I am not a writer, but I love playing with computers and am available if help is needed.

Read about the Silver Stringers and began visiting in mid '98, got involved and was made an editor. Really enjoy working on the Milrose Mirror.

In June '99 got involved with DOL, a web site that list ALL U.S. NAVY Destroyers. Sent them information on the USS Hudson DD475, and in September was made web master for the Hudson and eight other ships that were in Destroyer Squadron 45. In January 2000 I bought my own domain name, created my own web site for the ships of DesRon45. Files have been set up and looking for information on the ships. Check it out at USS Hudson & DesRon45 Ships




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Additional Articles by Bob Ross:
-id 8557 Honest to Goodness Bat Tale - Features 1999 - 1/11/99 --
id 2307 The Cudgel: Oxymorons, Vendusuvian and Government Screwup -- Features
id 2372 Who We Are -Front Page - 12/98 thru 1/99
id 2694 Local Vets recall 50-year old memories of WW-II --Remb. WW-II 1/20/99
id 2695 A Kamakasi, bombs falling all around... -- WW-2 1/26/99
id 2296 USS Hudson (DD475) History -- Rembering WW-II 2/9/99
id 2982 Melrose Information -Front Page - 01/1999
id 2872 Playing Golf - They screamed! -- Features 1999 - 4/9/99
id 2858 Pets are like family members -- Features 1999 - 6/4/99
id 3070 I Joined the Navy -- WW-2 8/6/99
id 3085 I USS Hudson Photo -- WW-2 2/9/99
id 3098 Radio School Charleston SC -- WW-2 9/3/99
id 3137 USS Hudson (DD475) -- WW-2 9/3/99
id 3082 Our Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary -- Features 1999 - 10/1/99
id 3139 BBQ Chicken & Fiery Jim Beam Steak -- Food/Recipes 11/5/99
id 3159 Retirement? - Not Really -- Features 1999 - 11/5/99
-id 3083 Memories are Wonderful Things -- Ran.Thought 11/16/99
id 3084 Buying Stamps in Spain -- Features 1999 - 11/16/99
id 3243 Winter - Snow cometh again -- Photogravure 12/2/99
id 3133 The USS Edward Rutledge (P52) -- WW-2 12/3/99
id 3151 Atomic Bomb Test & Paducah KY -- Features 2000 - 2/4/00
id 3157 Electronic Missionaries -- Features 2000 - 2/4/00
id 3733 Rocks Of Life -- Random Thoughts 2/4/00
id 3088 My Tour in Iceland- Part 1 -- Features 2000 - 3/3/00
id 3206 My Tour in Iceland- Part 2 -- Features 2000 - 4/7/00
id 3757 Bob Ross -USS Hudson Web Site -- Features 2000 - 5/5/00
id 3080 US Hudson - Bougainville & Okinawa -- World War II 6/2/00
id 3474 Addicted To Computers -- Features 2000 - 7/7/00
-id 3254 Halloween in the country -- Random Thoughts 10/6/00
id 3805 Broken Promises -- Social & Political 11/3/00
id 4449 Halloween - is it a changing scene -- Features 2000 - 12/01/00
id 4457 Tax relief for Sr. Citizens (Rep. Festa) -- Features 12/01/00
id 4442 Savings Bond Wizard -- Save $$ in Retirement 1/5/01
id 4534 Equal Choice Bill (Rep. Festa) -- Features 1/5/01
id 3476 Another Productive Year -- Random Thoughts 1/7/01
id 4420 Mother Nature -- Features 2001 2/2/01
-id 4741 Snow - you love it or hate it -- Features 2001 - 3/2/01
id 4760 Prescription Advantage Plan (Rep. Festa) -- Features 3/2/01
id 4712 My first 22 rifle -- Features 2001 - 4/6/01
id 4833 A top military site award -- Features 2001 - 4/6/01
id 4858 Equal Choice Bill (Rep. Festa) -- Features 4/6/01
id 4889 State house rally (Festa) -- Features 5/4/01
id 4818 The Ross Clan family tree -- Features 2001 - 5/4/01
id 4770 The Wall at Ellis Island -- Features 2001 - 6/01/01
id 5063 Print cartridge refills really save money -- Features 2001 - 6/01/01
id 5519 Senior pasta luncheon -- Feature 11/2/01
id 5712 Senior home care funding -- Feature 2/01/02
id 8619 Resolutions 2004 -- Random thoughts 1/02/04
id 8683 New members named to CoA -- Features 1/02/04
id 3087 We moved to Florida -- Features 1/02/04
id 8814 I dislike snow plow drivers -- Storms 2/06/04
id 9017 Have YOU ever lived in Melrose MA? -- Features 3/05/04
id 9018 Snow Plows -- Letters to 3/05/04
id 9035 Computer Tips- New Section: Computer Tips -- Computer Tips 3/05/04
id 9036 Computer Tips- Windows OS shortcut tips -- Computer Tips 3/05/04
id 8926 Democratic Convention media coverage -- Features 4/02/04
id 9037 Marriage - my definition -- Social & Political 4/02/04
id 9113 Good tips -- Computer Tips 4/02/04
-id 9118 It finally came to me -- Random Thoughts 4/02/04
id 9124 Computer Tips - How to Enlarge Font/Create EMail Folder -- Computer Tips 5/07/04
id 8563 My wife's operation Nov 20-03 -- Random Thoughts 5/07/04
id 9139 Computer Tips- How to disable COLOR printing/Bookmark Websites -- Computer Tips 5/07/04
id 9181 Melrose Firefighter of year 2004 -- Features 5/07/04
id 9185 Melrose from the past -- Photogravue 5/07/04
id 9227 Joe Smith winner Boston Athletic Association 1941 -- Random Thoughts 5/07/04
id 9016 Paper for empty print cartridges -- Features 6/04/04
id 9179 Computer Tips- Outlook Express (EMail) Keyboard shortcuts -- Computer Tips 6/04/04
id 8809 New generation of drivers -- Random Thoughts 7/02/04
id 9196 Memorial Day May 31, 2004 -- Features 7/02/04
id 9242 Computer Tips- Adjust width of scrollbar - Defrag Drive -- Computer Tips 7/02/04
id 3207 Computer Tips- Recycle Bin -- Computer Tips 8/11/04
id 9042 Unable to contact member -- Letters to 8/11/04
id 9108 Unusual visitor on Oakland Street -- Features 8/11/04
id 8665 My MRI -- Random Thoughts 9/3/04
id 9161 Email from viewer with printer problem -- Letters to 9/3/04
id 9162 Melrose website site gains new section -- Features 9/3/04
id 8618 London duty - NavEur FreqMgr & Computers -- Features 10/1/04
id 3479 COMPUTER TIPS:- 10-1-04 Save Incoming email -- ComputerTips 10-1-04
id 9160 New England Senators vote on gay marriage -- Soc*Pol 10/1/04
id 3480 COMPUTER TIPS:- 11-5-04 Group of contacts - InBox tricks -- ComputerTips 11-5-04
id 9180 The Silver Stringers - Who We Are -- Features 11-5-04
id 9046 Shore Duty Boston then Staff ComDesRon 12 -- Features 12-3-04
id 10147 Check 21 -- Features 12-3-04
id 10092 COMPUTER TIPS:-Dec 04 Auto receive Email -- ComputerTips 12-3-04
id 8837 Married 59 years -- Features 1-10-05
id 9045 New color of money -- Features 1-10-05
id 10141 COMPUTER TIPS:-Jan 05 Find out about your Hard Drive -- ComputerTips 1-10-05
id 10323 Assignment: Give us YOUR resolutions -- Contributed Features 1-10-05
-id 3478 Governor of Oakland Street -- Features 2-4-05
id 8878 Snowstorm travel, 1978 to 2005 -- Storms 2-4-05
id 9166 ComputerTips: Feb05 - Get sound when Email arrives -- ComputerTips 2-4-05
id 3481 Bell of Hudson gived to Capt Pratt - Features 3-4-05
id 8917 Smoke Alarm batteries - Features 3-4-05
id 10446 ComputerTips: March05 - Clear your cache -- ComputerTips 3-4-05
id 8870 Adjusting to algid weather - Random Thoughts 4-1-05
id 10508 Heating pad- Homemade - Features 4-1-05
id 10531 Computer Tip: Apr05 - Digital Camera care - Windows XP update -- ComputerTips 4-1-05
id 10552 Lost Memories - Features 5-6-05
id 10554 Bought a new chair - Features 5-6-05
id 10551 Computer Tip: May05 - Protet your Registry - Backup regularly - ComputerTips 5-6-05
id 10507 Blower/Vac - so easy - Features 6-3-05
id 9184 Computer Tip: June05 - Increase size of font on desktop - ComputerTip 6-3-05
id 10482 Portable USB storaged disk - SFeatures - 7/1/05
id 10889 Help for Firewall & Thumb Drive - Ltrs-23 - 7/1/05
id 10903 Computer Tip: July05 - Customizing the Link Bar - ComputerTip 7-1-05
id 3477 Subscriptions for Protecting and Learning your Computer - Features 8-5-05
id 11084 Computer Tip: August05 - Print Screen key - how to use. - ComputerTip 8-5-05
id 8916 What do you do when your car goes to the shop? - RanThoughts 9/2/05
id 10700 Living Wills - Features 10-7-05
id 9163 Our Chipmunk is Back - Photogravure 11-4-05
id 10651 Pay quarterly estimated taxes online - Features 11-4-05
id 11384 Melrose Veterans Service Advisory Board - Soc & Pol 11-4-05
id 9119 The dog got me - Features 12-2-05
id 10553 Rebate problem for PC stuff - Features 12-2-05
id 9233 New id card - Features 1-6-06
id 11340 A Big raccoon visited us - Features 1-6-06
id 9047 Computer tip 01/06:- Google maps phone numbers - PC Tips 1-6-06
id 11410 24 hour daylight in Iceland - Features 2-3-06
id 10557 Mirror Sections explained - Features 2-3-06
id 11597 Computer tip 02/06:- Customize Start button + Fix your mistakes - PC Tips 2-3-06


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