U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Mike Raatjes' Memorabilia Collection

The ad that got Mike to join us!

Mike Butto & Me in Naples Entering Monaco - See Don Gillis' Sea Story about the oil spill incident A great job - the Scullery Ready for Inspection - May 1971
Mike's patch collection from the Med
Seville, Spain
The DASH incident aftermath
Lookin' good in Mayport San Juan - Feb 69 HighLining with the USS Laffey Our fancy Brow
Venice, Italy
FN Wilbur Snell   
SH3 Mike Butto roaming the decks
Captain Laighton
The Netherlands
FN Larry Marque SH1 Ramsey   
SH3 Campbell unreping with an AOE
Me in a sardine can Off Pollensa Bay
Pompei, Italy
Running the MWB - 70
Who is Mae West ? Recruiting Poster   
Petty Officer of the Watch - Norfolk 72
Valetta, Malta - 69
Portsmouth, England

Running the Ship's Store

"Woo-Woo" Wysack

Wysack & Me
The Honor Guard
Rowan, Me & Reed


Rowan & Me
Swim Call
North Sea heading for Portsmouth - you can almost hear John Wayne yelling "HANG ON!"
John "Baby Doll" Lindsay
A big destroyer Incoming!   
The NATO Review
Mike working? Checking out the guns Mike as Bow Kook Mike studying for SH2   
Wysack & Me - Portsmouth Liberty
Going on leave -1969
dressed for the NATO review
The Toast of the Town Our WWII plaque
Princess Grace stops by
A little sunbathing on deck
Retrieving the DASH
Hope it's one of ours
Charleston 1968
The mobile canteen?
Pompei back to work
Sumner in the news - caution this story is filled with errors
Mike makes the news! His favorite liberty port - GITMO
Do's and Dont's for visitors Boot Camp Liberty Rules Plan of the Day   
The Memorial for Ronnie Spillman
Change of Command 1968
Change of Command 1970
Thanksgiving 1968
Christmas 1968


Pass to the mess hall in Charleston while the ship was in overhaul Mike and his wife "Sam" are volunteers for the USO and work for the Veterans Administration, supporting those who now walk in our footsteps

The Navy Band at the Washington Reunion

The small Zippo from the late 60's

Our belt buckle from the late 60's   
70-71 Med Cruise commemorative Zippo

Tom Schwartz explaining to your Webmaster, Mike Boulton and Mike Raatjes how he will make a fortune with Enron Stock!

Earl Finch explaining to Mike how to make "SOS" taste good!

Mike's Rating Patch

Many thanks to Mike for forwarding these pieces of our history