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Subject: USS Jerauld APA 174


Author:
barbara sessions
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Date Posted: 14:04:40 04/15/08 Tue

My father was on the USS Jerauld APA 174. His name is Lewe Max (Pete) Brown. He was on the boat crew. He has some wonderful stories to tell. He is almost 82 years old but his memory is as good as it ever was. I love to sit and talk to him about this time in his life. He was telling me about the initiations crossing the equator. He said all he had on was some jockey shorts. I have seen some of the pictures. They look kind of scary. ha ha
He lives in Enterprise, AL He would love to hear from you. If you get a chance, e-mail me and I will get you two together. I know it would be good for him to talk to someone that was actually there. Thanks Barbara Sessions

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Subject: USS AUBURN AGC-10 593rd JASCO


Author:
Marilyn Mauldin
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Date Posted: 12:25:43 06/10/06 Sat

Hi: My husband, Carl, served as Radioman in the 593rd JASCO unit aboard the Auburn which was a flagship & was at Iwo Jima, Okinawa etc. I thought it would be interesting to contact other JASCO shipmates. He has the origibal "Souvenir Album" with a photo of each unit aboard.Someone may like a copy.
He took boots at San Diego & radio training school at Boulder, CO.
He isn't into computers quite yet, so I'm acting as secretary. MY personal comment : THANKS TO EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !

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Subject: LCT 555


Author:
Ronald Turner
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Date Posted: 01:19:27 07/29/07 Sun

My father Ronald Turner was a sailor on LCT555 on Dday and he was told they were on Juno beach, where they were sunk. He has since heard that they were on another beach and he is now looking for confirmation. Could you help?

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Subject: my great grandpa came here to train


Author:
Emily Jacqueline
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Date Posted: 10:25:50 07/07/14 Mon

my name is Emily and i 13 and every year i go camping here at sampson state park i 1st started going when i was 9 then the 2nd or 3rd time we came my grandma told us my great grandpa came here. all i know is what was on his group picture... "may 2 1944 co. 146" then in the picture there is a flag it says N.T.S SAMPSON co. 146" and his last name was Mcpeck (not sure of spelling) and i am pretty sure is name was john i need help on finding him because i want to know more about him. he his the main reason i want to be in the navy when im older! so could you help me with my research

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Subject: NTS Sampson


Author:
Steve Oliviwer
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Date Posted: 11:04:17 06/24/14 Tue

Where can I find what company my father was in at Sampson? His name is Lino Louis Olivier, from Brooklyn. He was active duty from April 13, 1944 until March 26, 1946. He served at ABCD Manus, Leyte, Mindanao etc. He was also on LST-744.

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Subject: Alan Milne


Author:
Alan R Milne
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Date Posted: 14:04:43 11/22/11 Tue

I was the company commander
at Sampson Naval base (1943 to 1945)during this time. I was in charge of new recruits.At the time, I was the youngest Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. Anyone remember me? I turn 89 on November 25th!!!

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Subject: Looking for info from First Naval Construction Battalion


Author:
Darrell Monroe
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Date Posted: 00:31:39 11/24/06 Fri

I am trying to find information about my Grandfather. His name was Verne Patmore (BM 1/c) and he was a Seabee during WWII serving in the South Pacific. One thing that he had in a scrap book is a list of names. Does anyone recognize anyone listed?
Bryant, Steward S2c
Grossweiler, Richard S1c
Fishman, Ansul RT2c
George, Leslie S2c
Handley, Walter S2c
Miller, Francis S2c
Savell, Clyde S2c
Sanders, Joseph S2c
Sanford, James S2c
Schere, Jack S2c
Shaffer, Stuart S2c
Singleton, Burr S2c
Sipe, Carl S2c
Skovgard, Robert S2c
Spires, Mont S2c
Steece, Parke S2c
Strachan, Donald S2c
Tingey, Gayle S2c
Thorington, Gene S2c
Troope, Paul S2c
Turney, Paul S2c
Voss, Ervin S2c
Waltz, George S2c
Weitzel, William S2c
Wilcox, Eugene S2c
Wolfgram, Eldred S2c
Also, I have quite a few pictures from the Tonga and Solomon Islands.

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Subject: Info about my Father USS HAVEN


Author:
Sharon
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Date Posted: 09:54:26 05/26/14 Mon

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any information about my father, William
(Bill) Smith. Co. 522 June 17, 1944. He was on the USS Haven.. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Subject: Sampson and LST-56


Author:
Nancy Folsom
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Date Posted: 16:11:44 08/01/11 Mon

My dad, Albert Henry Folsom, did his navy training at Sampson from 8/20/43 thru 10/16/43. He was initially sent to Sabine Pass on the Texas coast and assigned to a minesweeper. Then he went to Pittsburgh to be one of the handful of sailors tasked with sailing USS LST 56 down the Ohio and Mississippi to New Orleans for fitting out. LST-56 convoyed across the North Atlantic from Halifax to England (with a cargo of citrus fruit on board) and took part in D-Day at Omaha Beach. Dad subsequently contracted tuberculosis and ended up back at Sampson at the Naval Hospital there (from 4/02/46 to 10/27/46) until his discharge to a private sanatorium... where he met his future wife, my mom, who was also being treated. I'm posting in remembrance of my father, and to see if there are any connections out there! God Bless the Greatest Generation.

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Subject: USS Catoctin


Author:
Kathy Raubertas
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Date Posted: 10:48:24 05/14/14 Wed

That is awesome that my Dad is in your Pop Pop's book.

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Subject: information on George Macaulay 1946


Author:
Stacey macaulay
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Date Posted: 08:47:30 04/29/14 Tue

I am looking for anyone who can help me find out more about my grandfathers service in wwII I know he was injured in a japaneese suicide attack on his ship, and he was honorably discharged from the us naval hospital in Sampson NY.
Any help would be greatly appreciate

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Subject: Marine troop berthing


Author:
Michael Newberry
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Date Posted: 09:12:36 04/16/14 Wed

Answer to this question is probably lost in time however, I am trying to determine the "loading/berthing" plan for Marine forces on Haskell class APA's. For example, I know that 2nd Battalion 25th Marines transported to Iwo Jima on USS Napa APA-157. I'm trying to determine either berthing area assigned to different companies OR their debarkation stations assigned when loading. Knowledge of berthing area assigned should show which debarkation station used (???) which should show LCVP number they were transported to the beach in. This would aid in trying to identify men heading to the beach by the LCVP number normally visible in the picture.

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Subject: USNTS Sampson, NY - USS Cactoctin


Author:
Theresa Wilson
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Date Posted: 18:02:22 12/09/09 Wed

My dad left school at age 17 and entered the Navy on Aug 21, 1943 USNTS Sampson, NY he then served on the USS Cactoctin. Does anyone have any pictures of his shipmates or members of his graduating class? Not sure of his class number. Would love to surprise him. He lights up when talking about his time in the navy he said he couldn't wait to get back aboard ship to be with his buddies.

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Subject: Blue Jackets' Manual Found From 1943


Author:
Tracy Parker
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Date Posted: 12:41:38 04/12/14 Sat

I found a BlueJackets' Manual from 1943 with the name of Robert Allen Co 578 G-21-2 U.S.N.T.S Sampson, NY at the Corning, NY Salvation Army Thrift Store. I would love to have any info on the company that he was in, what class he graduated from, and where what ship he served on. Any help would be appreciated.

I hope to give this book as a gift to a Vietnam Navy Vet whose Father served in the Navy during WWII

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Subject: USNTS SAMPSON Class of April 1943


Author:
Michael Savoy
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Date Posted: 12:58:08 04/07/14 Mon

Hey all, I'm looking for a photo of my fathers graduating class/company. I only know that he arrived at Sampson on Feb 23 1943 and was let on leave for seven days on April 27 1943. I'm assuming that is when he graduated.

His name is James Joseph Savoy born and raised in Boston.

If anyone has any insight and/or a photo I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks

Mike

191 Hixville Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
617-335-3678

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Subject: Sampson Microfilm set of 32 (5 missing) for sale on eBay


Author:
Donna
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Date Posted: 09:19:17 03/30/14 Sun

There is a set of microfilm Sampson Training film for sale on eBay. The original set had 32 films but 6 are missing so the set for sale has 26 films. eBay #271439324954.

If you choose not to post this listing because it is something for sale, I will understand. In researching these microfilms, I have learned a lot about the Sampson Base in New York which has been very, very interesting since I love history. Thanks for looking at this item.

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Subject: July 4, 1945


Author:
Norman w. May
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Date Posted: 09:35:34 04/16/12 Mon

We were the late arrivals getting to lovely Sampson on
the 4th of July, 1945. I always tell everybody that when
the Japs heard we were coming, they surrended! Seriously
the 10 weeks we spent there were rememberable to say the
least but a good experience for cocky 18 year olds. My
18th and 19th birthdays were spent in the navy(July 19th)
I was discharged in August of 1946 when the navy had no
more need of us. Sad to say, the dropping of the atom
bombs probably saved us from taking part in the invasions
0f Japan scheduled for November of 1946.

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Subject: Company 301 July 16 1943


Author:
Grace Lawlor
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Date Posted: 05:18:29 03/12/14 Wed

My Father in Law Robert N Stetter Passed away April 13 2008. He was at Fort Sampson Navel training station and I have his original group photo of Company 301 July 16 1943, plus copies. I was wondering If you would like me to email you a copy to add to the site, or send an original. Bob Served on the USS Alabama from 1943 to 1945.

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Subject: Roy Brown Service on USS pickens


Author:
Roy E Lowe
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Date Posted: 08:05:35 07/30/10 Fri

I served on the Pickens as a radarman. I sometimes write about the Pickens on my blog -- roy e lowe.blogspot. I would like to hear from you.

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Subject: USS Trego AKA 78


Author:
Jay Patric Homan
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Date Posted: 07:45:10 03/05/14 Wed

USS TREGO AKA 78, for crew and family of crew members. This post is to inform you of a new Facebook site dedicated to the men who served on the Trego during WWII. It is a closed site but open to former crew members and their families who contact us on FB. It is "USS Trego AKA 78 World War II History" on FB. There is pictures of the ship and crew for viewing. We are looking for more photo contributions to the FB site. You can also contact "Pat Homan" on FB for more info.

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Subject: Boot camp photo


Author:
Harold P. Seeber
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Date Posted: 09:37:40 03/05/09 Thu

I was at Sampson from Dec. 19 1944 until end of Feb. 1945-.Was in G unit. Company 549. I have a very good orig. photo of final photo taken at end of training. One may remember our unit leader was out of uniform for having a tailor made kerchief on in the photo.

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Subject: G Unit Graduation photo (Dec. 1944) Sampson, NY


Author:
John Gurzinski
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Date Posted: 15:13:04 02/28/14 Fri

Completed basic training at Sampson naval training center, from 21 Sept to Dec 1944. Lost graduation photo of "G" Unit personnel. If any one has a photo of that graduation, I would appreciate letting me know.

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Subject: Navy pictures


Author:
Sandra Bourgeault-Pudim
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Date Posted: 17:32:51 02/23/14 Sun

My Dad served with men named Mike Lipanovich, George Roscovich, John Scanlon and Jos. Acardi, George Powell, Leonard Pirro, Leo Zumberger and Lionel Caron. Have some pictures if you would like a copy. Just email me.

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Subject: LST 808 and Okinawa


Author:
Tanney Edward Oberg
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Date Posted: 13:50:55 03/13/04 Sat

Seeking LST 808 vet's comments for my book on W.W.II at Okinawa;I was there..Have included two chapters on the history of the 808 and its action at Okie where it was essentially destroyed by the enemy.
Tanney Edward Oberg
8319 Overmont Rd.
Baltimore,MD 21234
Tel. (410) 661-9439
Email: tanbet@comcast.net

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Subject: USS Lavaca APA180


Author:
James Mark Lovett
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Date Posted: 19:31:49 09/09/10 Thu

Hello,my name is mark lovett,i live in north alabama my father served on the lavaca and he has 2 pictures first picture is of her crew,and the second is a real photograph,of the lavaca at sea under cruise we have been trying to find other pictures of her crew and possibly their names my dad doesnt remember names that well anymore .he still has fond memories of the ship and his life at that time .he is 88 now but i am trying to get some info on the crew and if any are still with us. if anybody can help please let me know thankyou .mark lovett

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Subject: Another Sampsonite


Author:
Louis DeAngelo
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Date Posted: 19:02:25 08/25/05 Thu

I JUST STUMBLED ON THIS GREAT WEB SITE.TOOK BOOTS AT SAMPSOM,02-45 D UNIT 11-L.OUR PX.BURNED DOWN.LEFT ON A TROOP TRAIN TO CAMP SHOEMAKER,THEN TO TREASURE ISLAND.WE
MET THE SURVIVORS OF THE U.S.S.INDIANOPLIS.BOARDED A.P.A.
U.S.S. SIBLEY OFF TO ULITHI, REFULED,THEN TO ENIWETOWK ON TO SAMMAR.LST?LOADED WITH ARMY MASH UNIT.ATE (C)RATIONS FOR THREE DAYS.LANDED ON A ISLAND I CANNOY REMEMBER THE NAME.LCI TO TACLOBIN,ON LEYETE.SLEPT IN ARMY TENTS IN MONSOON.WHAT A MESS.WEEK LATER ANOTHER LCI.TO CAVITE.THEY ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS,FOR A BOAT POOL IN MANILA,WHICH I STEPPED FOWARD.ENDED UP IN (BP-15-1)BECAME AN (LCM COX.)YR
LATER WENT ABOARD VICE ADMIRAL KAUFFMANS YACHT,GREAT DUTY.WE HAD THE HONOR OF TAKING GEN.EISENHOWER AND HIS STAFF TO CORRIGIDOR AND A CRUISE OF MANILA BAY.WE HELPED TO TRAIN THE FIRST PHILIPPINO NAVY CADETS ON RUNNING LCVP AND LCM.AND LATER WENT TO THEIR GRADUATION AT CLARK FIELD.APRIL (46)TO SUBIC BAY PICKED UP THE A.P.A.WINGED ARROW FOR T.I.CA.MEMBER SHIPS CO.WENT THROUGH A CAPTAINS MAST FOR BEING 15MINS.LATE GETTING BACK TO BASE.MY PUNISHMENT WAS RESTRICTION TO THE BASE FOR A WEEK AND MUSTER 3 TIMES A DAY BUT THE OFFICER NEVER TOLD ME WHERE I HAD TO REPORT FOR MUSTER.HE GAVE ME A BREAK.MAYBE HE ALSO DISLIKED THE MARINES,HA,HA.ANOTHER TROOP TRAIN BACK TO BAINBRIDGE,MD.JULY,14,DISCHARGED.GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.MY BROTHER ROCCO WAS AGUNNER IN THE ARMED GUARD ALSO A SAMPSON ALUMNI.HOPE I DID NOT BORE ANYONE.I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS ATTACHED TO (BP-15-1)MANILA,PI.
THANKS FOR LISTENING.
lOU DeAngelo

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Subject: USS Jerauld (APA 174)


Author:
Mike Dinger
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Date Posted: 08:37:47 01/27/14 Mon

My dad (Walt Dinger)served as a Radio Operator aboard the USS Jerauld. He passed in 2012. I was just looking thru the pages and remembering some of his stories. Would be great if anyone had some pictures. Thanks to all of you!

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Subject: Sampson News, Vol. 2, No. 39


Author:
Louis "Skip" Sander
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Date Posted: 15:23:09 01/14/14 Tue

I have a copy of the Sampson News from 1 September 1944. I'd be pleased to scan all four pages and send it to you. Let me know if you'd like to have it.

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Subject: USS Auburn - Radioman


Author:
Albert Lassiter
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Date Posted: 09:47:20 01/10/14 Fri

Albert Lassiter Air Support Control Group (SAC-10) RM2C from 1/1945 to 10/1946. Just located this website. 88 years old and still kicking in Illinois!

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Subject: Looking for Pic of Co. 376 Apr-Sept 1944


Author:
Linda Higgins
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Date Posted: 19:14:39 03/18/12 Sun

I am the family historian and am currently working on the life of my Great Uncle Paul Joseph Huber. My mother (his niece) gave me several letters she received from him from dates: April 5, 1944 to Sept. 18, 1944. He later went on to serve on the USS Alaska in the South Pacific. He was in Co. 376, mail address: CO 376 E-16-L, USNTS, Sampson, NY. I would like to know if anyone has a picture of Co 376 during this time frame; when would he have graduated and placed on the USS Alaska (out of New Jersey, I believe). My great-uncle was drafted into the Navy at the old age of 33 in 1943...how unusual was that? Can I find out what bldg. he lived in? Thank you.

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Subject: Photo of co.551 September 2, 1944


Author:
Rosemary Duran
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Date Posted: 11:07:29 12/29/13 Sun

I have a photo of Co. 551 taken on Sept. 2, 1944, if anyone is interested.

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Subject: looking for amphibs WWII Navy, Hawaii


Author:
Casandra Larson
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Date Posted: 02:43:12 12/29/13 Sun

Did you serve with my Dad, Raymond Odell Arp?

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Subject: APA RUTLAND (APA 192)


Author:
John A Davidson
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Date Posted: 12:17:16 11/29/13 Fri

Anyone on Pre-Com. detail Aug/Sept 1944 that remembers Fireman 1st class John A Davidson who had orders to USS RUTLAND (APA 192)?

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Subject: Picture of Unit E-17 Company 378


Author:
Sandra Bourgeault Pudim
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Date Posted: 05:43:32 11/25/13 Mon

I recently acquired my father's navy memories( his name was Arthur Joseph Bourgeault. Have many pictures of him with his friends . Is there anyone out theres still alive that served with my father. Please contact me! Would love to hear what you know of my father. He passed away in 2011. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Subject: Sampson Naval Hospital


Author:
Haven Rich
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Date Posted: 08:03:00 09/28/13 Sat

I was born at the Sampson Naval Hospital 11/2/45 to Janet Kitchell Rich of Geneva and Capt. Stanley H. Rich USMCR of Chicago, IL who was stationed in San Diego at the time of my birth.

Any doctors or nurses remember or is there any info/pictures relative to the hospital available?

thanks, Haven

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Subject: APA-198, USS McCracken--David E. Dingley


Author:
Michael Kirby
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Date Posted: 13:51:39 03/30/03 Sun

I'm looking to hear from anyone who served aboard either the APA-198, USS McCracken or the AM-225, USS Elusive.
Also would like to hear from anyone who knew A Coxswain by the name of David E. Dingley who served aboard both of these vessels.

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Subject: Passing of Donald C Heimall


Author:
John Heimall
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Date Posted: 11:33:47 09/14/13 Sat

I regret to inform you that Donald C Heimall, a lifetime member of the Sampson WWII Navy Vets, passed away Wed. Sept 11, 2013. He will be waked at Barney Smith and Smith Funeral Home in Springfield, NJ on Sunday 9/15 from 2 to 6 pm. He will be interred at Graceland Memorial Cemetary in Kenelworth, NJ following a Mass of Christian Burial on 9/16 at 11:00 am at St James in Springfield, NJ.



John Heimall

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Subject: looking for pics or info on grandfather


Author:
tyler
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Date Posted: 20:07:26 02/13/11 Sun

does anybody have any info on the us navy members from 1942-1946 he was a electricians mate 2nd class usn.

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Subject: AKA 65 USS Shoshone


Author:
Dennis Doyle
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Date Posted: 13:28:26 08/12/03 Tue

My father is George Doyle. He wa a plankowner and ship's cook first class on the USS Shoshone AKA 65 until his discharge in 10/1945. He's 85 now and was wondering if there are any other original crew members or vets of the Shoshon's Iwo Jima landing out there or are there any reunions planned.
Dennis Doyle

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Subject: LST 289


Author:
Russ Heaton
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Date Posted: 17:00:34 12/02/11 Fri

Looking for information on crew members of LST 289 who were aboard during Exercise Tiger. Most were transfered to UNSH Plymouth, England after 289 was torpedoed during Exercise Tiger. My father Russell D. Heaton was transfered from there to USNAAB Dartmouth. I am trying to find out where he was sent during invasion of Normandy. I think to another LST. He was a coxswain. Is there a muster roll available for LST's out of this port?

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Subject: members in MN


Author:
Del Staecker
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Date Posted: 13:03:28 09/05/13 Thu

Russ,
Are there any (many)members in/around Minneapolis?
I may have a potential speaking gig there and the organizer asks 3-5 APA crew members to be on a panel.
Let me know if there are any WWII vets or others.
My best,
Del Staecker, author of THE LADY GANGSTER

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Subject: LCG 426 and LCI 351


Author:
Patti Wilson
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Date Posted: 10:30:29 09/17/08 Wed

Looking for anyone who was on either of these ships. My Dad Marty Byrne was on 426 D-Day and 351 for Pacific duty. Radioman, trained @ Sampson 02/43-5/43. Thanks

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Subject: USS Botetourt APA 136


Author:
John Robison
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Date Posted: 11:43:05 03/11/03 Tue

Looking for anyone who served on the USS Botetourt APA 136 during WWII. My dad served on the ship in '45-'46. Was in Tokyo Bay for unconditional surrender.


Thank you,
John Robison

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Subject: USS Gallatin


Author:
Ron Magno
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Date Posted: 07:53:23 09/05/13 Thu

Looking for pictures of my dad and his ship. Tom Magno USS Gallatin. Served in the Pacific and operated Higgins boat landing craft

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Subject: S S Howell Lykes


Author:
Anna B
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Date Posted: 10:10:10 09/02/13 Mon

My grandfather was on the Howell Lykes as well. I have his Shellback certificate from the same date mentioned earlier, July 13, 1944. I am framing his with my own, I was wondering if there is any Longitude info for that crossing as his is blank.

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Subject: Sampson n. y. boot camp


Author:
Robert marino
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Date Posted: 13:48:08 09/01/13 Sun

My father in law trained at sampson june 1943 company 254 looking for any men from that company i have a picture of that class. Any info would be greatly appreciated

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Subject: Very nice web site for Sampson


Author:
Clarence F. Korker JR
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Date Posted: 16:29:21 08/28/13 Wed

I was at Sampson NTS the first part of March 1943 in Co. 228 D-15.
I looked at the pictures, and I think after we left they build most of what I
have seen it the pictures. We did not have a Co picture.
I was attached to the USN Armed Guard, in Brooklyn, NY as the photographer
from 1943 to 1945, Discharged in December 1945

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Subject: LCT 528 at Normandy


Author:
Patrick A. Patterson
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Date Posted: 09:32:30 12/11/02 Wed

Looking for shipmates who served aboard the LCT 528 at Normandy. Recently received a copy of a photograph of the LCT on the beach at Normandy. My father, Vernon Lee Patterson served aboard that LCT.

Patrick A. Patterson
Annandale, VA
gpatterson1@cox.net

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Subject: Joseph


Author:
Williams
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Date Posted: 14:31:36 08/09/13 Fri

We Were in greens until the Adm. arrived. A real downer when we learned no liberty unless in dress whites. Finally 1 set of whites was issued. When we returned to base, off with the Whites and into the shower in uniform & soap to be ready for the next liberty. That was 68 years ago before we moved to Cavite.

Joe

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Subject: my grandfather


Author:
Lorieanna Schuch
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Date Posted: 20:07:32 08/08/13 Thu

My grandfather was on the uss berrien as well and was discharged 8/18/1945 his name was leroy ruggiero he was a seamen 1st class he passed away in 1951 and I never met him would like to know if anyone remembers him and could give me some information.

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Subject: Death of a corpsman who served there 1945-46


Author:
James P. Ross
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Date Posted: 16:09:00 08/01/13 Thu

James (Jim) Ross was HA2/c USNR, Area Q Bks 5, USNaval Hospital, (staff), Sampson, NY,.

Jim left many letters about his life at Sampson. He was 18 years old in 1945. He did his training at San Diego, then was transferred to Sampson. Later he went to St. Albans, N.Y. until discharge in 1946.

Jim died May 30, 2013, in Hudson, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and four children.

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Subject: Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery


Author:
Cindy Campbell
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Date Posted: 06:21:19 07/31/13 Wed

I would like to let the Sampson Veterans and their families know that we are excepting donations to place stained glass windows of the military emblems in the old fire house at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Anyone making a donation of $ 50.00 or more will have their name or the name of their veteran place on a plate on the plaque that will be placed in the fire house. The old fire house will partly be used as an indoor committal shelter. The cemetery is up and running in honor of the many who took boot there. Anyone wanting more in formation can email chairman Cindy Campbell at sccamp2@hotmail.com or phone 315-539-5384. We thank all those who gave so much of themselves to keep us free.

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Subject: Death of Sampson Veteran


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Hope Taylor
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Date Posted: 21:41:41 07/11/13 Thu

My father was a WWII Navy Vet who went to training at Sampson, N.Y. On October 14, 2012 he passed away and I just wanted to let his friends from Sampson know.

I wanted to dedicate a brick for him and am not sure how to go about it. Also, if anyone has any "stores" about WWII that included dad I would appreciate knowing about them.

I went with dad to the last reunion at Sampson and it was a great, great time. I was impressed with how wonderful all the people were that I met.

Thank you for any information anybody might have.

Thank you

Hope Taylor
daughter to Raymond B. Taylor (nickname "Stoney").

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Subject: Information on ship


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USS LCI (L) 26
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Date Posted: 15:04:39 11/20/03 Thu

mY dAD SERVED ON BOARD THIS SHIP IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.lOOKING FOR PICTURE OF SHIP. oR ANY PICTURES OF MY DAD OR ANY GREAT STORIES, FROM ANY SHIP MATES THAT SERVED WITH HIM.. hE WAS IN THE eNGINE ROOM, AND EVERYONE CALLED HIM pop. aS HE WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST ON THE SHIP..wOULD SURE LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE....tHANKS mARILYN

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Subject: Looking for info/photos Company 306, 1943-44


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Dan Tuyn
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Date Posted: 17:16:04 06/19/13 Wed

Thank you Mr. Padden!
I am looking for info/photos of my cousin Richard Tuyn from Buffalo NY, Sampson Company 306, 1943-44. Richard was a Pharmacist's Mate 3c, and was KIA Pelelieu September 1944.
Any info, advice very much appreciated. Thank you.

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Subject: CO144


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RICHARD ANDERSON
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Date Posted: 15:45:38 01/30/09 Fri

I HAVE MY DADS GROUP PIC. FROM SAMPSON DATED FEB. 15 1944. CO 144. ANYONE INTRESTED IN A COPY?

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Subject: rate abreviations: cox V_6 (SV)


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Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 15:58:17 10/18/12 Thu

Anyone know what the abreviated (SV) means in rate
cox V_6 (SV)
Searching for dads WWII journey
John 'the Pollock' Wisienski
Sampson- 1June43 - 21July43
Drew Four, Navy 913
Vicarage Barracks Unit L, Navy 248
Atlantic fleet P 16-3/MM
4/45 Vicarage CTG 126.1, Unit E 6a

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Subject: 1945 Pictures


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Patty Walker
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Date Posted: 16:05:14 04/28/13 Sun

I have a group picture of the US Naval Training Center Sampson NY January 8, 1945 Co. 373 that my Great Uncle was in & it is in excellent shape well preserved. If anyone would like a copy please let me know.

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Subject: LST-266 Benzie County


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DJ Lisman
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Date Posted: 11:51:54 09/10/08 Wed

Just learned that my Grandfather's ship during WWII was the LST-266,and that he took part in the Invasion of Normandy. The only info about his ship I could get was from Wikipedia. I wish I could find more info about his ship and maybe even him. His name was Michael Lisman. I recently joined the Navy myself, and want to thank all the veterans for paving the way us younger sailors and making us all very proud.

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Subject: Construction of the base


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John
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Date Posted: 16:54:41 06/13/13 Thu

I am trying to find out information related to the construction of the base. My grandfather apparently helped to build it, commuting from downstate (Mt. Kisco) to the base every weekend during some part of the early 1940s. Today the trip takes about 5 hours on major highways and at highway speeds; I can't imagine how long it would have taken on 1940s roads in a 1940s automobile. Does anyone know of a resource that might identify construction personnel from that time? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Subject: Company 360


Author:
Danielle S
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Date Posted: 07:19:03 02/14/13 Thu

Hello Everyone,

I don't know much about my grandfather's service but I found his Company Photo. He was in Company 360 at Sampson. His last name was Esposito, first name was Charles (Charlie) but there is a chance he was Carlo then. I know he was a gunner, and before the war ended he was on 5 ships, 4 of them "sunk". I also know with the navy he helped build a hospital in what I believe is the Phillippines. If anyone knew him please message me I would love to hear stories. Or if anyone would like me to email you a copy of the photo I would be happy to. My email is dshingler27@verizon.net

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Subject: Company G -Unit 512 (1942-43)


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For Angelo Ranaudo
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Date Posted: 10:29:27 05/29/07 Tue

I am trying to locate anyone from Co G -Unit512 for my friend Angelo Ranaudo. Please email me so I can put him in contact with you. Thanks! Contact:Evelyn416@aol.com PLEASE put in subject line "SAMPSON" on your email. Thanks again!!

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Subject: thomas


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thomas Guitian
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Date Posted: 19:46:34 05/25/13 Sat

Any one serve on the USS Crittenden aPA77- 1945-46

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Subject: Company 170


Author:
Lois Dech Robertson
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Date Posted: 16:24:39 05/06/13 Mon

My dad, Russell Dech, was in company 170. I am trying to put together a story about his service on World War 2 ...just wondering if anyone reading these posts might remember my dad. I know he stayed at Sampson for yeoman classes & ended up with PATSU 1-7 Navy 140 at Espiritu Santo & then with CASU 58 (f) .

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Subject: Personnel Rosters


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Tim Kientz
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Date Posted: 10:56:34 04/13/13 Sat

Hello, My father, Robert E Kientz, was a Navy radioman with the 7th Naval Beach battalion, Co C. Omaha Beach. After the invasion he was stationed on PC-568 for the duration. I am looking for the 7th NBB roster that bears his name for the June 6th invasion. Thanks.

Tim

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Subject: Adelino "Tex" Caldeira


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Leo Caldeira
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Date Posted: 20:09:47 04/02/13 Tue

As a long shot at this late date I seek further information on my deceased brother. The only thing I have is a copy of his separation paper (noted as form 3117), which shows date of entry as March 9, 1944 and place of entry as NTS Sampson, N.Y. Assuming a 10 week boot camp duration, I would guess his group graduation would have been around the first or second week of May 1944. I would like to know: what company he was in; confirm his graduation date; obtain if possible, a copy of his class photo or graduation book and/or any other photos with him and buddies.
Also, I have vague info that his post boot camp assignment was PBY's (maybe Quonset Point NAS?). Stations served are noted as Hdq. Sqd. 92 (FAW-9), Hdq. Sqd. 5-2 and Hdq. Sqd. 5. I'd like to find out what those indications mean and their locations. His ratings were: AS, S2c, S1c, AOM3c, S1c. Should anyone have any knowledge at all on any of the above I will be forever grateful.
PS: thanks to all US NAVY personnel, past, present and future, especially those veterans who with courage and commitment valiantly held the line during WWII and to whom our nation honors them with profound gratitude.

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Subject: U.S.N.T.S. Company 42-289


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Vickie Rockhill
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Date Posted: 14:20:24 04/09/13 Tue

Found a photo from 18,June 1942 of Company 42-289 on the U.S.N.T.S. Stationed at San Diego, Cal,. J.W.Waldorf,C.B.M.Battalion Comdr.and C.S.Bollitt,C.S.P.Comdr..We have a family member in the picture but don't know which one. Would someone have a roster or know how we could find.
Thank you, Vickie

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Subject: ship 557 Pacific WWII


Author:
Watkins
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Date Posted: 17:20:55 03/27/13 Wed

Looking for anyone survived the sinking of DD557? My Dad was on this ship and I would like more info. Thanks

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Subject: Sampson Sailor


Author:
Terry Cayea
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Date Posted: 15:13:38 03/19/13 Tue

My father trained at Sampson NTC during WW2. I traveled there to see what was there today. I was humbled by the museum the memorial and talking to those vets at the museum. Everyone should see what is there and give grateful rememberence for what they gave our nation.
Thank you one and all.

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Subject: Co 353 Photo


Author:
Cliff ohen
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Date Posted: 12:22:07 01/29/12 Sun

My wife inherited from her parents a group photo of Co 353. The seamen in front have a banner that states "100% Swimming Qualification". Since her father, her grandfather, and an uncle were in the Navy, my wife is not sure whose class photo it is. Does any know if Francis Eugene (Gene) Ament, Raymond P. DeMeo, or William Ament were a member of this training company?

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Subject: Co. 423 Bill Smith


Author:
Darren Carusone
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Date Posted: 07:18:35 02/25/13 Mon

I have a blue jackets book form my grandfather- has USNTS Co. 423 F-19 Sampson NY Nov 1942. THere is a list of names signed in it... does anyone have family in Co. 423 or knwo of Bill Smith?

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Subject: USS Waukesha AKA84


Author:
Dick Landsman
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Date Posted: 08:06:03 01/03/06 Tue

Looking for anyone who served aboard the USS Waukesha AKA84 WWII

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Subject: SS Howell Lykes


Author:
David Evans
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Date Posted: 17:59:53 02/15/13 Fri

I served o the subject ship as a cadet in the engine room from. 8/44 to 3/45. I would treasure a picture of subject ship

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Subject: Sampson College


Author:
Kim Kissling
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Date Posted: 17:46:40 02/05/13 Tue

I am putting together some family history for my husband's family. His father went to Sampson College from fall 1947 until January or June 1949, after serving in the Army from July 1945 until January 1947. How can I find other information about the school?

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Subject: Would like to doante


Author:
Garry Neubert
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Date Posted: 17:02:19 02/02/13 Sat

Hi,having been to Sampson State Park with my wife for dog shows,I found out from my Father he did his basic training for I believe the Korean Conflict at Sampson.He recently passed,among his items I found a scrap-book with about 25 photo's taken while he was doing his Basic Training in 1952.I was wondering if you or the Museum would be interested in these.Would love to donate them,as I have no children to pass them on.It was neat seeing the old barracks/huts they stayed in-as they are no longer there.Please get back to me,Sincerely-Garry

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Subject: maynard "spike" jenner Co 205 Unit D 30


Author:
darrell l dailey
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Date Posted: 08:00:19 01/28/13 Mon

Was garage saleing when I found a postdcard view 0f geneva. A short message was mailed to a Dale Jenner in Madrid NY. Maynard was stationed at Sampson, and the card is dated 16 November 1944. Myself being a veteran, I would like to find more out about Maynard, if possible return the card to him or his family.

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Subject: my grandfather was mailman 2/c waldo spencer


Author:
tim murphy
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Date Posted: 15:32:32 01/22/13 Tue

hi - i have been researching my grandfather who was 42 when he served on the ariel from may 44 - nov 45

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Subject: CUB 19 Tsingtao China 1945


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Jay Marshall
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Date Posted: 19:10:05 05/01/11 Sun

I am still looking for anyone who was in Tsingtao China in 1945. We were known as CUB 19. We were issued army gear before we left the states for China. Please help

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Subject: Co 344


Author:
Thomas Burroughs
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Date Posted: 19:57:36 01/20/11 Thu

After my father passed away several years ago my mother gave me his boot camp company picture, well I was going to put it in another frame and found that the names of the complete company roster were listed on the reverse side of the picture. I realize that many out there might be interested in having a copy of this photo and roster. I will be glad to upload a free copy to preserve this history to all who served, or are active in research of any of these men free of charge. the photo reads U.S Naval Training Center Sampson N.Y. April 16th 1945 CO 344. My dads name was Edwin Burroughs from Whitinsville Mass.

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Subject: looking for information on James B Bach


Author:
Don
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Date Posted: 14:22:35 12/31/12 Mon

I'm looking for anyone that has a connection to the class of jan 4, 1945, Co487. I have the class picture.
Thank you
Don

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Subject: 358th Harbor Craft Co. WWII


Author:
Raymond Aguirre
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Date Posted: 19:43:07 04/10/05 Sun

I am searching for any info regarding the 358th Harbor Craft Company, U.S. Army that served in La Havre France for veteran Michael Arenas from Lincoln Nebraska. I would like to find a unit history or a veterans association. I can't seem to find any material on this unit that operated the tug boats that steered the large ships in and out of this harbor.

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Subject: Looking for Lou Iacona


Author:
Sue McLeish
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Date Posted: 19:27:32 12/07/12 Fri

I am trying to get in touch with Lou from LST 597. My grangfather served with him and was in contact for a bit but lost email. I hope there is a way to still reach him. any info would be grand!

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Subject: Men who served on LSM 426 during WWII


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Cindy Smith
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Date Posted: 17:48:44 12/07/12 Fri

My Grandfather Bob Lett served in the Navy as Seaman 1st Class from July of '44 to Feb of '46 aboard the LSM 426. A few months before he passed away, he was able to talk to my son about some of his time served. However we are very interested to know some more about who he served with and more on what exactly their missions were. I have a few pictures of his that include names: Mr. Sarles listed as Company Officer, Mr. Howting Assistant Company Officer, Harvey McAlexander and Chuck McKeever. If anyone can help with this we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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Subject: U.S.N.T.S. San Diego Co. 4L-66 or Co 42-4L-PT1


Author:
Carol
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Date Posted: 12:17:24 11/28/12 Wed

I have a 1940 Bluejackets Manual with a list of shipmates of Co. 42-4L (followed by PT1 I think. The front of the book has Ellie Bull Rogers Co. 4L-66 U.S.N. T.S. San Diego Calif.I understand the T.S. refers to torpedo school? Any one know anything about Co. 42-4L?

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Subject: photo of company 327 Dec 10 1943


Author:
John R Sprague
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Date Posted: 13:21:11 11/18/12 Sun

Having recently discovered the museum at Sampson, I recalled my grandfather (Harold F Sprague) went there for bootcamp, and thought I had seen some of his military items in some old boxes i had looked through when he passed on.
So far I have come across his bootcamp photo of Company 327, taken on Dec 10 1943.
This Photo is still in the original envelope he used to mail the photo home to his wife (my grandmother), and is still in very good shape.
I was wondering if it would be possible to donate the photo (and possibly any other related items i can find) to the museum for display.
I would appreciate any information on how I would be able to go about doing this.

Thank you,
John R Sprague
Bath N.Y.

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Subject: uss montrail 213/51 to 55


Author:
ken(ike)isaacson-ks
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Date Posted: 01:36:56 11/17/12 Sat

still kicking,tkinking of the navy

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Subject: Company 230 March - June 1943


Author:
Andrew Ciongoli
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Date Posted: 12:41:18 11/16/12 Fri

Anybody out there from Company 230 from March thru June 1943. I am Looking for a Company 230 graduation photo

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Subject: Howell Lykes January 1944


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Dennis Maner
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Date Posted: 17:45:38 12/27/11 Tue

I am looking for photos and information for anyone onboard the Howell Lykes heading to the South Sea islands on Jan 28, 1944. My dad Paul Wesley Maner was on board. I have a old copy of the Domain of Neptunus Rex that was signed by several servicemen. My dad was a sargent in the army.

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Subject: ANY INFO ON ROBERT FRANKLIN JARRELLS


Author:
wilma jarrells
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Date Posted: 06:31:43 11/06/12 Tue

ROBERT JARRELLS PASSED AWAY OCT.2012, NEED ANY INFO OF HIS TIME SPENT IN THE NAVY OR PICTURES.
HE WAS ON THE SHIP A D -12 IN DENEBOLA.
I HAVE NEVER FOUND HIS DRAFT CARD OR REGISTRATION CARD.
HE WAS BORN SEPT 30 1922 IN LEWIS CO KY.S/O JESSE JARRELLS
AND NANNIE STEPHENSON JARRELLS

THANK YOU

WILMA

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Subject: 5 April 1945 Class Photo of USNTS Sampson Class 460


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Clarence Taylor
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Date Posted: 19:45:37 10/31/12 Wed

My father in law recently passed away and will be interned at ANC on 21 December. He served in the Army for 20 years after graduating from Dental School. Prior to that, he served in the USN for almost 18 months, graduating from USNTS Sampson in April 1945. While his DD Form 214 reflects his prior enlisted time in the Navy, we don't have a copy of his discharge papers from the Navy. We need to provide proof to Arlington Cemetary before they will allow us to indicate same on the marker. Any thoughts on how we can get this kind of documentation? We are looking for his Navy Serial Number. This is well before SSNs were used by service members. Thanks. Clarence Taylor, LTC, US Army (Retired)

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Subject: Correction on prior posting


Author:
Janet M. Pergolito Ryan Hosie
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Date Posted: 10:17:52 11/26/11 Sat

This info might or might not be correct but found info on my grandfather Angelo C. Pergolito. He caught a ride on the original USNTS Sampson WWI. It was decommissioned in 1948 - I think I read.
My father was the same name Angelo C. Pergolito as my grandfather except for the middle name.

Round identification pins were WWI. Rectangular identification pins were WWII.

It is my understanding through family photos etc. Frank Fimano was a half-uncle. Don't believe he served... not sure.

Still looking for additional info.

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Subject: CTG 125.14


Author:
Russ Heaton
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Date Posted: 07:00:38 12/13/11 Tue

My father's Separation from Service lists one of his duty stations during WWII as CTG 125.14. Does anyone know what this means? During Operation Neptune, there is a reference to CTG 125.14 as part of Force "U" which landed at Utah Beach. It lists a Lt. CMDR H.M. Ness RNVR and 7 HDML next to 125.14 in Force "U". My father, Russell D. Heaton, was a Coxwain on LST 289 who was transferred after it was torpedoed during Exercise Tiger. Does the CTG 125.14 designation on his Separation from Service correspond to 125.14 in Force "U". He was transferred to USNAAB Cherbourg after D-Day.

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Subject: sailors @ sampson ntc


Author:
gary hammond
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Date Posted: 10:25:21 01/09/10 Sat

I AM LOOKING FOR A LIST OF SAILORS WHO ARE IN CO. 551 AND CO. 522 AT U.S. NAVAL TRAINING CENTER , SAMPSON , N.Y. I HAVE COMPANY FOTOS OF BOTH , BUT WOULD LIKE A LISTING OF THE MEN WHO WHERE IN THOSE COMPANY'S..

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Subject: Sampson 1June43 to 21July43


Author:
Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 14:41:49 10/18/12 Thu

Anyone at Sampson at this time and remember my dad, John 'the Pollock' Wisienski. Any members, families, etc that may have pictures of this class and know what company it was.

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Subject: WWII graduation classes


Author:
Christopher Montagna
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Date Posted: 06:49:52 10/11/12 Thu

I have a question about graduation days from “boots”. The picture of a class that are on the website, where there only one class graduating on a particular day or several classes and thus multiple class pictures? My dad graduated from Sampson on July 28, 1943. I thought he was in group 203, but a picture I found of a group on July 28 is group 208.

Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Christopher Montagna

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Subject: USS New York, between Nov1943 - May1945


Author:
Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 20:24:31 10/17/12 Wed

Any crew or officers serve with my Dad on USS New York? I know he was in Africa but don't have dates yet. He is John 'the Pollock' Wisienski. I'll get back to this after my package arrives from St Louis,but couldn't help asking while I was here.

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Subject: re: boot camp at Sampson


Author:
colleen moyles wheeler
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Date Posted: 08:14:03 06/09/12 Sat

Greetings All,

have just located a newspaper clipping that states my Dad was home on leave for seven days after completing boot camp at US Naval Station Sampspn,NY. The article was dated July 3, 1943. From this, I was trying to determine his company .. and the closest I could come up with was Company 260, whose photo was as of the end of June. Were Company photos taken at the time of "graduation"? Was not sure how long boot camp lasted back in 1943. Many thanks!

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Subject: African Theater, covert operation


Author:
Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 18:29:06 10/17/12 Wed

My father was a US Navy sailor from 1943 to 1946 when discharged after accident during a covert mission. I believe it was a joint mission with England. While in Africa his unit captured a German ship where the Commander was possibly killed. My father has the SS Officers dagger with blood stains but never spoke of any killing. He just said he took it from the ships commander. I don't know the dates of this action.
He was transported to USNAAB Plymouth Eng aboard the SS Komet from Bremerhaven Germ. on 20June1945
His separation papers said his rate was: cox V_6 (SV)

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