I have a feeling most if not all of the men who were on the Tackle may have passed by now. I found a man through an article online. He was a Navy diver and I found a great article online that he wrote about being on the Tackle and I think another ship. I called him and talked to his wife. She told me that he could no longer remember anything and was suffering from Alzheimer's.
Do you know what type of injury your uncle had and when it happened or how it happened? My dad was also injured on the ship. My dad suffered a severe concussion when a bomb blew up near the ship. I have his records and have the exact date.He later died from his injuries but the Navy claims his injuries didn't cause his death.