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Forum topic by americanwoodworker posted 647 days ago 578 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I was going through some old photos today and found one of an old friend. We lost touch years ago after moving to different states. I would like to try and get back in touch but I would not know how. So I was wondering if anyone here has ever searched for old friends and found them. How did you do it?

He used to be in the navy when he was younger and when we lost touch his wife was a navy recruiter in San Diego. Last I knew though they were going to move to Texas. But this was 13 years ago.

-- Your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be free from you.

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#1 posted 617 days ago

Im not a member, but facebook can be a pretty powerful tool in finding folks.

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#2 posted 617 days ago

Like chrisstef said, Facebook is the way to go. I have located several childhood friends who otherwise would have only been memories. Also, yu can “Google” their name. It is easier to find men because they don’t usually change their name when they get married.

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#3 posted 617 days ago

I looked up all my old shipmates by online searching for the name of my ship , USS xxxxxxxx DD-777 or some such in your case. If you know on what ship(s) he served then you might be able to locate him.

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#4 posted 617 days ago

I have found people on facebook and also by Google as stated above. The last time I used Between that and facebook I was able to get an address. Good luck!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#5 posted 617 days ago

you might try this, or one of the associated links:
For that matter, simply googling his full name can bring you right to him, unless his name is very popular. Just avoid those sites that want you to pay any money up-front.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 615 days ago

Thx for the replies. I actually gave up on this thread.

Well, I have tried facebook many times but never had any luck. I tried mypage a few years ago and thought I found his daughter but after emailing her and letting her know who I was and who I thought she was, I never got a reply back. So I am assuming she was not the same person. She was only about 6 last I saw her.

His name is way to popular to google search. Tried it.

Just a real good friend. If he had not done his part in unmentionables “against forum rules” work, my wife and I would not be together today.

Thanks for your guys’s help. If you think of anything else let me know.

-- Your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be free from you.

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