This site was created in memory of my
father, IC1/c Le Roy J. Havekost Sr. who served onboard the USS Spencer during World War
II. Fortunately, before his death he was able to attend all of the reunions from
1975 to 1987. My mother was also able to attend several reunions before her death in 1979.
My father shared many of his Coast Guard
experiences and memories with me. I have met many of his former shipmates and Coast Guard
buddies. Dad was extremely proud to have served his country in the Coast Guard, as I was equally
proud to have served my country in the US Navy. It is for that reason that I want to dedicate this website
to all who have served on the USS Spencer and to those who have served and currently serve on
the new WMEC-905.
A special thank you to Charter Member,
R. Halligan, without his input, assistance with information, and photographs this web site could not
have been created. I sadly report the passing of John Halligan on April 25,