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USS Bexar (APA-237)


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Entry: 81463
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS 237 BAXAR 1948-1952

JOHN NADER wrote on December 25, 2011


City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: traveled around the world over many seas, panama canal, suez canel

Keywords: Amph Driver Seaman First Class


Entry: 80442
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
SERVED ABOARD BEXAR FROM 11/1954 - 01/1956

JOHN FLYNN wrote on September 22, 2011


City and State: GAITHERSBURG MD

Unit: OPERATIONS - RADIO

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Just came across this site today - looking to hear from
former shipmates.


Keywords:


Entry: 76224
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
WAS ABOARD THE BEXAR FOR 3+ YEARS 1954-1957

DONALD E. STERRETT wrote on September 21, 2010


City and State: FONTANA CA

Unit: RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: WOULD APPRECIATE ANYONE THAT WAS ABOARD THE BEXAR FROM 1954 TO 1957

Keywords:


Entry: 74050
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
SERVED ON BEXAR 1960 TO 1963

TOM TROUTMAN wrote on March 24, 2010


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 71636
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
BM 1 HARRY LEMN

MICHAEL LEMN wrote on September 15, 2009


City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was on the USS Bexar on Oct. 17, 1951 when I was born . Does anyone remember him. He passed away on Dec. 31, 1955.

Keywords:


Entry: 70929
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR VET 1953-1954

EUGENE GOCKEL wrote on July 17, 2009


City and State: SAINT PETER MN

Unit: DROVE CAPTIONS GEG

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for a good picture of USS Bexer. If you can email me one that would be grade. Also need a picture of the captions gig as was aboart the Bexar 237.

Keywords: Ships


Entry: 68268
USS BEXAR (APA-237)

THOMAS ALLEN wrote on December 15, 2008


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 63616
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR 68-69

TOM WHITELEY wrote on December 29, 2007


City and State: RED OAK TX

Unit: B-DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for more ship mates.

Keywords: APA237


Entry: 59216
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR

DWAYNE SHIPMAN wrote on October 14, 2006


City and State: BALSAM GROVE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone who served with my dad, kenneth shipman, from about 1952-56 on uss bexar. thank you for any info.

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Entry: 53054
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
CHANGE OF ADDRESS

RALPH S. WICKE wrote on September 8, 2005


City and State: WILLOW STREET PA

Unit: USS BEXAR APA 237

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: We have moved to the Lancaster, PA area. Please change your records.

Thanks for maintaining this site.
Peace to both of you.

Ralph


Keywords: Served as weather forcaster 1952-1956


Entry: 52192
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR APA-237

ARTHUR R. HENDERSON JR. wrote on July 22, 2005


City and State: CAPE HAZE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 51056
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
NEED HELP

DONNA HARRELL wrote on May 23, 2005


City and State: TAYLOR TX

Unit: 1ST MARINES 3RD BTN

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am a county service officer in Williamson County, Texas. I am trying to help a former Marine with a PTSD claim with the VA. If anyone remembers a bad Amtrak accident in June of 1957, where several Marines were killed and injured, I would appreciate them contacting me ASAP. We are having trouble convincing the VA it happened.

Keywords: Amtrak Accident


Entry: 46081
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR REUNION ASSN

ROBERT (BOB) WEISS wrote on September 29, 2004


City and State: BROOKHAVEN NY

Unit: USS BEXAR(APA-237)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH FORMER BEXAR SHIPMATES? CONTACT ME, VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIP SECY, TO JOIN. NO COST TO JOIN AND NO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES. QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE AND ONGOING ANNUAL REUNIONS IN PROGRESS.
HAVE OFFICIAL WEBSITE LOCATED AT http://ussbexar-apa237.org STOP BY AND LEAVE A GUEST LOG ENTRY AND/OR USE THE CONTACT US PAGE.


Keywords: bexar apa-237 lpa-237


Entry: 45397
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
PHOTO OF USS BEXAR APA 237

RONALD L. CURRAN JR. wrote on August 23, 2004


City and State: NORWICH CT

Unit: 6TH MARINES (REINFORCED)

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: I embarked aboard the USS BEXAR APA 237 on 14 August 1950 at Suda Bay CRETE and departed therefrom on 15 August 1950. Arrived and disembarked at KOBE, JAPAN on 9 September 1950. At the time I was a member of the Sixth Marines, Third Battalion.


Entry: 45152
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
DO YOU REMEBER RICHARD JENRETTE?1949-1953

AMBER VIDRINE wrote on August 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My grandfather is Richard Jenrette, if you know him, please write to us. He would love to hear from you. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 44367
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR APA 237

JACKIE WOLFE wrote on July 9, 2004


City and State: GILLIAM MO

Unit: BEXAR APA 237

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR ....JOHN MAZINIC FROM ST CHARLES, MO. CHARLES DEIHEL, FROM ST LOUIS, MO. AND RALPH S. WICKE, NEW PORT NEWS, VIR. ALSO PICTURES....THANKS

Keywords: WOLFE USS BEXAR APA 237 [1952-1955] QT MASTER-SN


Entry: 43177
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR

PETER BRETT wrote on May 20, 2004


City and State: LEESBURG VA

Unit: USS BEXAR (APA237)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the Bexar from February,1952 to December,1953. The last 5 months was Gunnery Officer under "Pappy" Kimes, the First LT. Would love to hear from any shipmates.

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Entry: 42401
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
I SERVED ON USS BEXAR APA-237 FROM 1967 TO 1968

WARREN WILLIS wrote on April 17, 2004


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: USS BEXAR APA-237

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: I have a section about my experiences on board the USS Bexar at: http://members.cox.net/oldbluejacket

Keywords: I served onboard USS Bexar APA-237, 1967-1968


Entry: 40676
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR REUNION ASSN

ROBERT (BOB) WEISS wrote on February 7, 2004


City and State: BROOKHAVEN NY

Unit: USS BEXAR (APA/LPA-237)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Have ongoing annual reunions in progress. For 2004 we'll be in Seattle, WA. Must be logged on-board our association to attend. Contact me ASAP for futher information. Bob

Keywords: I'm the Volunteer Membership Secretary for our reunion association. Contact me to join. NO cost involved. Open to all former ship's company, enlisted and officer alike, of all eras.


Entry: 38783
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
DO YOUR REMEMBER RICHARD JENRETTE?? 1949-1952

AMBER VIDRINE wrote on November 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My grandfather was on the U.S.S Bexar from 1949 to 1952, and I was just wondering if anyone remebers him and can tell me anything about him?
He was friends with Carl Fox. Please write soon.
Thanks


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Entry: 37389
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
MIKE CASTRO - 1948-1951

JEAN BENVENUTO wrote on October 6, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My dad, Mike Castro, served on the USS Bexar. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers him or anyone with memorabilia.

Keywords: USS Bexar 1948-1951 - Korean War


Entry: 33171
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS 1962-1966

DAVID O. (DOG) GREGORY wrote on March 29, 2003


City and State: CRAIGSVILLE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO I SERVED WITH OR ANY INFO ABOUT DOUGLAS E. BROWN HH. WELTZEIN WILLIAM WAYNE GOOZE RC HAYNES

Keywords:


Entry: 31939
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
THOMAS J BURNS 1958

R. BURNS wrote on February 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone sailed with my dad, Thomas J. Burns around 1959??

Keywords:


Entry: 31724
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
BEXAR HOMEPAGE

THURMAN JOHNSTON wrote on February 4, 2003


City and State: SANFORD NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: USS Bexar APA 237 USS Telfair APA 210

Keywords:


Entry: 29234
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
I WAS THE BARBER ON USS BEXAR 47-51WILLIAM

WILLIAM MCBEE wrote on November 2, 2002


City and State: PARRISH AL

Unit: USS BEXAR YR 47-51

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WILLIAM MCBEE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS ON THE USS BEXAR 47-51

Keywords: INCHON-WANSON -CHINANPO WALTER DUKE SNYDER ADDRESS HARRISBURG. PENNA. AUBREY T ERNEST MOBILE AL-DALE FRANKSAIN SYRACUSE'IOWA PICKEL,, RENOLDS-


Entry: 28785
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
23 DAY CRUISE

DAVID SANCHEZ wrote on October 11, 2002


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: 3RD MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served with 1st.battlion 3rd Marines A Co. from Jan.to Sept.69.Enjoyed a 23 day cruise on the USS BEXAR COUNTY in mid Sept.69 from DA Nang to San Diego.If anybody out there was in the same cruise,lets hear from you.I tip my hat to you Navy Guys!!!!!

Keywords: Quang tri Prov.Rockpile LZ Fuller Dong Ha Fire Base Vandegrif.LCPL.Perodie,Lcpl.David Cole.Cpl.John Adamson.LT.Essler.CPL Molino from El Paso TX.


Entry: 24749
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
REMEMBERING DAD

LOUIS LEE wrote on April 14, 2002


City and State:

Unit: REPAIR DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: any pictures or information

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Entry: 22008
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
ABOARD USS BEXAR FROM 51 TO 55

LEONARD BARNHOUSE wrote on January 3, 2002


City and State: MORTON WA

Unit: DECK FORCE FIRST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:
would like to contac Joe Dan Mc Knight , was on Bexar during same time frame . he was from nacadeus Texas .


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Entry: 21153
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
PLANK OWNER, HELLO TO CREW

EDWIN SIDEBOTTOM wrote on December 2, 2001


City and State: BRENHAM TX

Unit: USS BEXAR--APA 237

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am a plank owner of USS Bexar, having helped put her into commission in October, 1945. Was Chief in charge of landing craft and auxilliaries during shakedown. Left her in San Diego December 7, 1945. Am delighted to find that she had an illustrious lifetime.

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Entry: 19931
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
FINDING THE USS MENIFEE

DANE LACEY wrote on October 13, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS Menifee

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Entry: 16532
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR APA 237

THURMAN JOHNSTON wrote on May 13, 2001


City and State: SANFORD NC

Unit: USS BEXAR APA 237

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have a homepage for the Bexar now .Just started it up. If anyone has any pictures they could scan and send to me in jpg. format would apperiate it.
I served on the Bexar form 1957 -1960.


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Entry: 15486
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR REUNION

JEB GARRETT wrote on March 17, 2001


City and State: HANOVER PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 6th Reunion: Reno,Nev. Sept/2001
contact: Military Locator and Reunion Service,Inc.
P.O. Drawer 11399
Hickory,N.C. 28603
They also put out a quarterly Bexar newsletter


Keywords: All Bexar crewmen from 1945 thru 1970


Entry: 14965
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
PICTURE OF USS BEXAR

BRIAN MCDONALD wrote on February 13, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I found a photo of the USS Bexar in my dad's old albums. He served aboard during the Korean War. Will find someone to scan it for me so that I can make it available to others. There is no date on the photo unfortunately.

Keywords: Ship picture


Entry: 11634
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
NEED TO LOCATE SHIP MATES !

GEORGE LEIDOLPH wrote on September 11, 2000


City and State: CHEEKTOWAGA NY

Unit: USS BEXAR (APA-237)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Need to locate Shipmates that I served with
aboard the USS BEXAR (APA 237) to verify a
VA claim...even though they have the US Navy
medical records to prove it...

Thank you in advance...

George


Keywords: USS BEXAR (APA 237)


Entry: 11344
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
1960 TO 1962

CINDY EISOLD wrote on August 28, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My stepdad is looking for friends who served 1960 to 1962 on USS Bexar. His name is Paul Sorenson from Wisconsin. Please respond if you know him - or if you know of a website that would be more appropriate to locate people from that timeframe. Thanks to all of you for a FREE America!

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Entry: 10977
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
WANT PIX OF USS BEXAR

ALBERT ARCHULETA wrote on August 12, 2000


City and State: LYNWOOD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My father served onboard of the USS Bexar during the late 50's. I would like any pictures of the ship that you can scan and send to my email address archuleta@webtv.net

Keywords: USS Bexar


Entry: 10855
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR APA 237

HARRY PIACZYNSKI wrote on August 6, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: servwed on the Bexar during the 70's miss the shipmates I stikll call friends if you remember me contact me
Smooth seas and a following breeze


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Entry: 9483
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
USS BEXAR APA 237

WILLIAM PHILLIPS wrote on June 19, 2000


City and State: ROODHOUSE IL

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was aboard the Bexar from 1949 to Sept.1952.
Burt Carter was a friend who grew up in my home town of Nichols, Iowa. He came aboard in about 1950 or '51.
My chief engineer was Lauback.


Keywords: Bill
Inchon, Wonson,Chinampo



Entry: 3932
USS BEXAR (APA-237)
1952-56

RALPH S. WICKE wrote on November 4, 1999


City and State: WILLOW STREET PA

Unit: USS BEXAR APA 237

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Served aboard USS Bexar APA 237 1952-1956 enlistment period. Attached to the Navigation Department as Aerographer's Mate

Also many vets wonder what the finial disposition
of their vessels was. It would be nice to have a
summery of where the ship went from the time of
the Korean War until it was scrapped or disposed
of in some other way. Just something to think
about.

More:


I obtained a VESSEL STATUS CARD from the Maritime Commission for the USS Bexar APA 237.

The ship was constructed by the Oregon Shipbuilding Company and completed 10-09-45 and delivered to the US Navy on 10-09-45. It served with the US Navy as an active vessel until 08-07-70 at 3:30 PDT when it was placed in the reserve fleet in Suisun Bay, California. Suisun Bay is in the northern end of the San Francisco Bay near Vallejo, CA.

On 07-01-72 the USS Bexar was transferred from the US Navy to the Maritime Commission. She was in the Maritime Commission's reserve fleet until 02-19-82 when it was sold to C. W. Enterprises and Investment Inc. for scraping in South Korea or Taiwan as part of a Trade In Program. The USS Bexar was physically delivered to C. W. Enterprises and Investment Inc. on 06-16-82 at 10:07 PM PDT.

If I come across any more information regarding the USS Bexar I'll let you know.

Keep up the good work.


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USS Bexar (APA-237)