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Entry: 88704
USS BOXER (CV-21)
USS BOXER CV-21

FERRELL DASTE SENOIR wrote on April 8, 2014


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: GASOLINE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served from jan 1951 thru August 1954 in the gasoline unit. I was standing next to a tv which showed a drone plane flying a bomb into a cave in korea. I was also on board when the ship had a fire in 1952. Enlisted from New Orleans but have lived in Chicago since 1955. Retired from city of Chicago after 34 years in the building department as chief construction inspector.

Keywords: Also served aboard the uss Sicily cva 119.


Entry: 88621
USS BOXER (CV-21)
BOXER SAILOR 56-57

MARIBETH MACZINSKI wrote on March 27, 2014


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit: AB2 V3 DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information for my father who was aboard the Boxer during 1956-57.
During his time on the Boxer there was an accident on elevator #3. A man's left leg was amputated along with one of his arms.
If anyone remembers this accident is it VERY important that I hear from you. My father is applying for PTSD benefits and needs someone else who remembers this information to help. We can not find this information anywhere and it is of great importance that he find this information ASAP.

Please contact me with any information.
Thank you,
Maribeth, daughter of James Kiliszweski (ski)


Keywords: James Kiliszewski nickname Ski
Remembers Gerald Powers and Russell Parish



Entry: 87802
USS BOXER (CV-21)
BOXER (CVA-21) 1953

ROY ERWIN wrote on November 26, 2013


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit: VF-194

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: We were in the first air group on the Boxer after the tremendous fire on board the Carrier. Our squadron was onboard in 1953-1954.

Keywords:


Entry: 82070
USS BOXER (CV-21)
KOREAN WAR'S LARGEST CARRIER STRIKE

T.E. MOORE wrote on February 9, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: A major fuel supply center for the communist, was the
large oil refinery located at Aoji,North Korea, less
than 10 miles from the Soviet frontier, and even
closer to the North Korean, Manchurian border. The
site was beyond the range of land-based attack
aircraft. The mission was given to carrier-based
tactical aviation. On 1,Sept.1952, more than 144
aircraft from the USS Boxer CVA-21,USS Essex CVA-9,
and the USS Princeton CVA-37 carried out the attack,
(the largest aircraft carrier strike of the Korean
War.) Air attacks on industrial targets at Munsan, and
electric plants at Chongjin, were made that same day.
The missions were successful, and all aircraft
returned to their carriers safely.


Keywords: CVA-21-CVA-9-CVA-37-Aoji-Munsan-Chongjin-1,Sept.1952-


Entry: 82064
USS BOXER (CV-21)
DRONE ASSAULT

T.E. MOORE wrote on February 9, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: On 28,Aug.1952, Guided Missile Unit-90,on board the
carrier USS Boxer CVA-21, launched a pilot-less,
radio-controlled Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat fighter
aircraft against a target in North Korea. The aircraft
loaded with 1,000 pound bombs, was guided to a bridge
at Hungnam, by a controlling AD-4N Skyraider aircraft
of VC-35. Five more of these early {guided missiles}
were launched between 28,Aug. and 2,Sept.1952.
Resulting in two hits, and one near miss. They were
the (FIRST) guided missiles to be launched from a U.S.
Navy carrier in actual combat.


Keywords: USS Boxer CVA-21-VC-35-GMU-90-


Entry: 81246
USS BOXER (CV-21)
I WAS IN VF-653 AND VF-151

NEIL O. MYERS wrote on December 5, 2011


City and State: AIKEN SC

Unit: VF-653 AND VF-151

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Was on board USS Boxer when truce was signed. We had General
Quarters roughly 2:00 AM. Captain came on squake box and said
bogies from N. Korea headed our way, get to battle stations on
double, but they turned at shore line and went to S. Korea for one last
bombing run before truce was signed.
Recall our task force was fired on by N. Korean shore batteries once.
Shells fell in water before reaching nearest escort DD. Next launch our
squadron bombed them. Several on deck booed since it was our only
encounter (in kidding).
I rigged a radio with antenna trailing over side and could listen to
troops in fox holes in Korea. Recall some sailors with lines on clothes
trailing ship to wash them - water tore them up.
Recall details of typhoons on USS Valley Forge and USS Boxer. Rough!!
After truce, made fast run to California and soon a return to college.
I kept logs of pilots and planes. Scheduled planes into maintenance.
Recorded pilot's hours and what they shot. Was in office under 6 gun
mount so don't hear well today because no warning when they
practiced.
Would not take anything for having done it. Sorry so many friends are
leaving now.
Wonder how many recall short arms inspections upon returning to
ship in Yokosuka?


Keywords: Friends were Ott, Orr, Broz Brosovich (deceased), John Motty, Everett
Cook, Gordon Brown (deceased), John Reynolds, Uhle, Chief Ray
Spraggins, Chief Zalinski (deceased), Lt. Brown, Ltjg Ledford, Ltjg,
Bedford, LTCDR Ray Edinger (now retired Capt. at age 94 with a 92 year
old wife!), LTCDR Cook Cleland (deceased), Motsie from VF-653, Ens.
Galloway (KIA), and many others.



Entry: 80930
USS BOXER (CV-21)
B.C. O'NEAL - USS BOXER 1950 - HYDROLYX

JANET O'NEAL wrote on November 8, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father's job was to make sure all aircraft landed
safely on the boxer. hydrolyx man. the pilots
really depended on the men like my dad. one pilot
even paintd my dad's name on his plane. my father
joined the navy when he was 17.
One day he got a letter from home about a death. he
went the master chief crying. the chief said the
could fly him to honalulu from there to san francisco
then to birmingham al. from there he would have to
hitch hike to tuscaloosa. when his chief asked who
died, my father cried "MY DOG!" you can imagine what
his chief then said to my father. quote:
"!@#$%!"
My dad's 2 older brothers were marines in wwII. my
father wanted to be a marine but at 6 foot tall
weighing 118 only the navy would take him. He loved
every minute serving in the navy.
my younger brother has now retired from ther corp.
Major Michael O'Neal. he receiveed the Bronze star
in Afghanistan.
Anchors Away!


Keywords: korean war


Entry: 80800
USS BOXER (CV-21)
JOHN WILLIAM FREEMAN JR.

ERIK FREEMAN wrote on October 24, 2011


City and State: WINSTON-SALEM NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information about my father's experiences
on the USS Boxer during the Korean War. I believe he
served as a helicopter crewman and was on board during
the hangar deck fire. He was from Seattle, Washington
and enlisted in the Navy right out of high school in 1951.


Keywords: John William Freeman Jr.


Entry: 79946
USS BOXER (CV-21)
THE 6,AUG.1952 TRAGEDY

T.E. MOORE wrote on August 11, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: A major carrier fire occured at 0616 on 6,Aug.1952
aboard the USS Boxer CV-21. Having launched eight
pre-dawn hecklers, USS Boxer CV-21 became prey to a
portside hanger deck fire. An aircraft gun fired a round, another aircraft's fuel tank exploded igniting
other aircraft. A 500lb.bomb cooked off, tossing more
aircraft about. On the flight deck 60 more fully fuelled and armed aircraft awaited launch. Captain
Marshall B.Gurney did not launch them, and reduced the
ship's speed from 30 knots, and directed that as many
aircraft as possible be re-spotted foreward of the
ship's island, and to jettison all the ordnance. The
fire was attacked with foam and water from the number
two elevator, which was lowered with fire control teams, and an aircraft with it's engine running to
clear the smoke. The fire drove 63 crewmen over the
ship's side, all of whom were picked up by the USS
Boxer's escorts, trapping others below decks, and
forcing the abandonment of some engineering spaces.
After five hours the fire was out, at a cost of nine
dead, 30 injured, and 18 aircraft damaged or destroyed.The dead were; Lt.James E.Shropshire Jr.-Flight-Surgeon CVG-2-Birmingham,Al--AT2.Billy Gene
Soden-Det."A"-VC-35-Ceres,Ca--MM1.James V.Wark-CV-21-
El Monte,Ca--HN.Richard S.Taylor-VF-24-Kendallville,
In--AA.I.Caneles-VA-65--PN3.Harold V.Cowger-VF-24--
AT3.W.D.Burdette-Det."A"-VC-35--PFC.Arthur M.Kozuki-
USMC Det.-CV-21-Honolulu,Hi--CPL.Terrell R.Roulston-
USMC Det.-CV-21-Sasakwa,Ok---God bless these brave men.-------------------------------


Keywords: USS BOXER CV-21 KOREAN WAR 6,AUG.1952
MAJOR CARRIER FIRE 



Entry: 79445
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON MY FATHER WILLIAM H. TALBOTT

DIANA BIRKREM wrote on June 27, 2011


City and State: DEERFIELD WI

Unit: USS BOXER CV-21

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served during 1951-1954 on the USS Boxer. I would like to know if anyone remembers him and has any information about what his job was on the ship. He told me that he did welding in the lower part of the ship. Please any info would greatly be appreciated.

Keywords:  


Entry: 78865
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY GRANDFATHER ROY B. ZEHENA

KENNY KELLEY wrote on May 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: USS Boxer CV-21 


Entry: 78707
USS BOXER (CV-21)
EDWARD GLENN LOVELESS

JUDY KENDRICK wrote on April 25, 2011


City and State: SPRINGFIELD AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: would like to know if anyone on the uss boxer (cv-21) in 1953 or earlier, would like to know if anyone knew my uncle Edward glenn Loveless. Thanks.

Keywords:


Entry: 76674
USS BOXER (CV-21)
ROBERT DEAN FOWLER

DAVID ROGERS wrote on November 9, 2010


City and State: MERIDIAN ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anyone who knew of my Uncle Robert Dean Fowler. He was on the Boxer in 1952. What was his rank, duty assignment, etc?


Entry: 74414
USS BOXER (CV-21)
USS TRATHEN DD530 PHOTOS?

RON KEELER wrote on April 19, 2010


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit: USS TRATHEN DD530

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone have pix of the USS Trathen DD530 as we came alongside for fuel Feb.-June 1953.

Keywords: USS Trathen photos


Entry: 74406
USS BOXER (CV-21)
OS DIVISION, CV 21 BOXER 1953-1955

JACK STEWART SR. wrote on April 19, 2010


City and State: KEMP TX

Unit: OS DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for fellow sailors aboard the Boxer from 1953-1955. Look forward to hearing from you.


Entry: 73565
USS BOXER (CV-21)
SEEKING USS BOXER BOOKS/CD BOOKS 1951, 1952, 1954

RITA CRAYTON wrote on February 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my boyfrind's dad donald rex baymiller served on the uss boxer from 1951 through 1954.
we are looking for either the books or cd books from those years.
we already have 1953.
will pay a good sum if you have any of the books or cd books.
uss boxer 1951, 1952, 1954
thanks

p.s. also if anyone knew him or remembered him, my boyfriend would love to hear from you!


Keywords: uss boxer 1951, 1952, 1954


Entry: 72113
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LEROI DON AUSTIN

LORNA BRITSON wrote on October 28, 2009


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: LOOKING FOR PICS AND/OR STORIES FROM ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER LEROI DON AUSTIN.
HE PASSED 2/4/2005 DES MOINES, IA,
I'M DOING MY ANCESTRY AND YOUR COMMENTS/PICS WOULD BE A NICE ADDISION.


Keywords: USS BOXER 1951-1953


Entry: 71775
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR EARL LONG

JUDY KENDRICK wrote on September 27, 2009


City and State: SPRINGFIELD AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for Earl Long he served with my Uncle Esward Glenn Loveless who served on the USS Boxer (CV-21) who lost his life there.


Entry: 71733
USS BOXER (CV-21)
GEORGE GREENWOOD 1948-1952???

HEATHER GREENWOOD wrote on September 24, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: We are looking into the military history of George Greenwood. We think that he served on the USS Boxer from 1948-1952. Saw the Korean war and was also on board when the fire occured. We cannot find ANY record of his service. Does anyone remember him? Thank you!

Heather Greenwood


Keywords: USS Boxer CV-21, Korean War


Entry: 70826
USS BOXER (CV-21)
3RD CLASS TRADAVESMAN USS BOXER 1950

THOMAS COLO wrote on July 6, 2009


City and State: ATHOL MA

Unit: X DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: When I think of the old Boxer having been cut up for scrap, emotions well up inside me. It's had to explain how an old "bucket" can have such an attachment on me and others.

Keywords: Tom

USS Boxer



Entry: 70612
USS BOXER (CV-21)
SERVED 1951-53

ROBERT NUZUM wrote on June 19, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Served during Korean campaign as a hospital corpsman


Entry: 67595
USS BOXER (CV-21)
AIRGROUP 19 SQUADRON MEMBERS , 1947-1948

LLOYD BROOKS wrote on October 23, 2008


City and State: BEND OR

Unit: AIRGROUP 19, SKYHAWKS AND F6F'S

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to know if there are abny other vets of my age still wondering about fellow squadron members.

Keywords: We were attache dto the Boxer in 1947,1948.We wqere the first squadron to qualify the AD1's on the ship. We had a great group of men and they worked very hard to keep the planes up and flying.


Entry: 67593
USS BOXER (CV-21)
USS BOXER,AG19

LLOYD BROOKS wrote on October 23, 2008


City and State: BEND OR

Unit: AIRGROUP 19

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Woulde like to know if there are any other members of the squadron still alive.

Keywords: Airtgroup 19, AD1 Skyhawks and F6f fighters


Entry: 67538
USS BOXER (CV-21)
TO ANYONE ON THE M-DIVISION FORWARD ENGINE ROOM

TOM THOELE wrote on October 18, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: if anyone was on the boxer from february of 52 to march of 54 that was in the m-division forward engine room please contact me I would like to talk


Entry: 67339
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

KAREN YOUNG wrote on September 27, 2008


City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Searching for any imfo on Homer Earl Blackburn a cook on the Boxer 1948 - 1951 could of been sooner. He died while on leave July 1951. He was in a rearend collision while returning to ship after his leave? He was with at least three others and He died days later in the Hosp from burns? The dilema is the ship was in Korea and returned Sept to Cali. My grandfather died in Cali. Hosp. on July 28 1951 Anyone know anything. Thanks so much.

Keywords: CV21


Entry: 64471
USS BOXER (CV-21)
I'M LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES ON TH USS BOXER CVA21 IN FIRST DIVISION FROM NOVEMBER 54 TO MAY 56

JIMMY HOUSTON SR. wrote on February 25, 2008


City and State: GRAPELAND TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: i'm looking for ship mates on th USS BOXER CVA21 in first division from November 54 to May 56

Keywords: Red


Entry: 64228
USS BOXER (CV-21)
REMEMBER BOB ALEXY

JEFF GOSSNER wrote on February 9, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad served on USS Boxer estimated 1945-1947. Does anyone have remembracnce?

Keywords: Bob Alexy


Entry: 63721
USS BOXER (CV-21)
WAS ABOARD THE U.S.S. BOXER CV-21 1954/56

L.J. HOLLINGWORTH wrote on January 7, 2008


City and State: FONTANA CA

Unit: 6TH DIV. (TORPEDO SHOP)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to reminisce with any one of the
"torp gang" or in the 6th Division then


Keywords: Enjoyed two tips on the "21 Boat" 


Entry: 63539
USS BOXER (CV-21)
USS BOXER BETWEEN 1951 AND 1953

TWALA MARESH wrote on December 25, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for pictures of my dad aboard the USS Boxer. He served in the boiler room sometime between 1951 and 1954. His name was Burnice Hodge. If you have any information please share with us. Dad died in 1999.

Keywords: USS Boxer, boiler room, 1951 and 1954.


Entry: 63139
USS BOXER (CV-21)
INFO ON TEX ROBINSON A FLYER OFF CARRIER?

LESTER DEAN ROBINSON wrote on November 22, 2007


City and State: ROSEVILLE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am seeking anyone with information or knowledge of Calvin Lester Robinson. He sometimes went by the name of Tex or Robbie. This was my father, and I know very little about him. I had been told: He was a pilot who flew off of Air Craft Carriers, during the Korean war. Would that mean he was in the Air Force or the Navy? Could it have been either? He was a Texan. He played many musical instruments, especially Guitar, Fiddle, piano, and accordion. He loved to entertain people. (He was a good Yodeler- in that Texas style) He was tall (6 2 to 6 4) and had a good sense of humor, practical joker, And of course he loved to chase the women. I know he did not die in Korea- I would not be here. I was born in 59. He did maintain a Pilots License after he returned home, he used to take us up in a Cessna on occasion. I dont have much more info, than that. I dont know if he is alive or dead! The lack of knowledge has pretty much possessed me over the years since he disappeared.

Thank you, for anything you can tell me, no matter how big or slight. I cant describe this feeling of knowing nothing of my Dad. It is as if he vanished from the earth 40 years ago.

Lester Dean Robinson


Keywords: Tex, Robbie, Lester, Calvin, Robinson, Pilot, Texas, texan, musician, tall, Funny, carrier, Ship unknown, Air force or Navy, Korean war pilot,


Entry: 62775
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR JAMES DICKSON

CHARLES DAVIS wrote on October 29, 2007


City and State: SANTA CRUZ CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Hello
I recently ran across a bunch of discharge paperwork in a leather bound pouch for a James Dickson Bradley that served on the USS Boxer until 1950-I would like to give this back to its rightful owners-Thank you



Entry: 62627
USS BOXER (CV-21)
DID YOU CURTIS L HARGROVE

ERIC HARGROVE wrote on October 17, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone who may have served with my father Curtis L Hargrove around 1949 or 1950

Keywords: uss boxer cv-21


Entry: 62306
USS BOXER (CV-21)
HENRY F. RUSK VF24 AT3

HENRY RUSK wrote on September 16, 2007


City and State: BROOKELAND TX

Unit: VF 24

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Korean War 1952

Keywords: USS Boxer


Entry: 61584
USS BOXER (CV-21)
SAN DIEGO BOOT CAMP CO. 540 NOV. 1950

JERRY HORNBECK wrote on July 10, 2007


City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Anyone from co.540 please respond


Entry: 60107
USS BOXER (CV-21)
51-53 LOOKING FOR INFO ON USS BOXER/CREWMEMBER

CYNTHIA P. wrote on February 23, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for info or people who knew my grandfather, James Fauber. He was aboard the Boxer from 51-53, working in the unit B? He worked in the department to supply fresh water to the ship,( i am sorry i am not to informed, on what it was exactly called)He passed away in 80, I was a baby. I just wanted more info, after seeing his USS Boxer book, and pics. He was in bootcamp in San Diego, CA, and that's about all i know.
Thanks

Cynthia


Keywords: USS BOXER 51-53, UNIT B?


Entry: 59567
USS BOXER (CV-21)
VF-24 -- PANTHER - SQUADRON MATES

RICHARD TURL wrote on January 12, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who flew with ltjg Perry T Goodman, plese contact me

Keywords: vf-24 squadron


Entry: 58763
USS BOXER (CV-21)
BROTHER

JAMES E. FRAZIER wrote on September 6, 2006


City and State: RINGGOLD GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Otto C. Frazier was on the uss boxer (cv 21) aug.1952,when the hanger deck fire was.Dose any one remember him?


Entry: 58524
USS BOXER (CV-21)
2ND DIV 1954-1955 USS BOXER CV 21

FRANK PARRIS wrote on August 16, 2006


City and State: SOCIAL CIRCLE GA

Unit: 2ND DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES IN THE 1ST AND 2ND DIVS. DURING 1954 AND 1955

Keywords:


Entry: 58124
USS BOXER (CV-21)
JUST LOOKING FOR ANY INFO.

BRIAN MONTGOMERY wrote on July 17, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father William Patrick Montgomery
On the Valley Forge and Boxer during Korean war.
Mechanic on F4U Coursair, mostly on VC3 plane #3
Talked about the hanger fire, and deck fires and many other events on board.
Just looking for anyone who might have known him.
Died 8/1/05


Keywords: VC3 Plane #3


Entry: 55952
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR PICTURES

KURT SPEAR wrote on February 24, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, W.W."Bud" Spear was a Skyraider pilot on the Boxer when on May 9th,1953 he was landing on board and had his engine drop off upon hitting the deck and starting a fire. I would like to find photografic evidence of this incident. I remember seeing the proof sheet when I was younger and would love to show it to his grandson. Also any crew pics of him would be great also.

Keywords:


Entry: 54935
USS BOXER (CV-21)
SEEKING SHIPMATES USS BOX LPH4

JOHN H. HAYDEN III wrote on January 1, 2006


City and State:

Unit: INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS E4

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone remember the Boxer in Vietnam picking up Appollo, Dominican Republic, cruising Caribbean?

Keywords: USS Boxer LPH4 1963-66


Entry: 54858
USS BOXER (CV-21)
LOOKING FOR O-R DIV 1948-1951

LENNIS HILLIARD wrote on December 26, 2005


City and State: PLANO TX

Unit: O-R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My service aboard this ship was the most rewarding experience I have ever had. It left some never ending memories and changed my life for ever.

Keywords: Nickname "Tex" -Served on Boxer during the Korean War
with the 7th Fleet. Friends - Frank Gillin, James Ray, Don Cameron. Was aboard the Boxer from 1948-1951



Entry: 53638
USS BOXER (CV-21)
ABOARD 1951-1952

DUANE SMITH wrote on October 17, 2005


City and State: PERRY MI

Unit: OR DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Worked High Command high speed circuit.

Keywords: Known as Smitty


Entry: 52985
USS BOXER (CV-21)
SHIP'S BADGE OR CREST

RICK SHAW wrote on September 2, 2005


City and State:

Unit: EX - ROYAL NAVY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: Did ship have a Badge/Crest - Official or Unofficial
Trying to compile a complete list of all USN Ships - Any info would be greatly apprecated

Thanks



Entry: 52071
USS BOXER (CV-21)
USS BOXER 1959-1960

BARBARA LEE wrote on July 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was a cook on the Boxer from 1959-1960. His name is Frederick Stetson. I am putting together a scrapbook of his navy carreer. Anybody out there who knew my dad I would like to hear from you.
Barbara


Keywords:


Entry: 50911
USS BOXER (CV-21)
NUCLEAR DUMPING

ED GREGORY wrote on May 16, 2005


City and State: LIZELLA GA

Unit: V-1 DIV 1948-1952

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: does" any one remember dumping nuclear material off the hangar deak i think about 1950? best i remember it was encased in concrete,big blocks.


Entry: 50166
USS BOXER (CV-21)
ROBERT DINSMORE

CHRIS MEDEROS wrote on April 13, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father was stationed abord the uss Boxer late in 1959. He might have been a coreman or yoman? Maybe working in the infermary. If any one has any info please contact me. Thank you.

Keywords: USS Boxer 1959


Entry: 46720
USS BOXER (CV-21)
ANYONE REMEMBER JOE OLLERVIDES???

MINI KAPLAN wrote on November 8, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, my father told me about the explosion on the USS Boxer August 1952. There are many stories he has held in and we do not or probably will never know about. He told us about this explosion for the first time. He was talking about his life in the Navy and I told him Dad you are lucky to be alive. He started to choke up, grabbed his face and cry. He then said his friends were killed in that explosion. I could feel the pain my dad had in his heart at that time. There was silence and I comforted him and sadly told us about the explosion. My father's name is Joe Ollervides. He retired from the Navy in the early 1970's. Would anyone of you remember him. I came across this website on my search for the USS Boxer. Thank you. Mini Kaplan

Keywords:


Entry: 46669
USS BOXER (CV-21)
MY FATHER

JASON KEEHR wrote on November 4, 2004


City and State: INVER GROVE HEIGHTS MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: One story I can remember is of an Asian worker that got his hand caught under a transmission as it was being loaded unto a pallet. The worker made no effort to let anyone know of his demise, yet my father saw this and had the transmission lifted. It could have been an engine too, I just can't remember. The worker wanted to go back to work since he could not afford to take the time off to fix his hand (dangling fingers). My father then went to all his buddies and asked them to put their pocket money into a hat and helped the worker out to get the operation needed and time off. This worker was deeply obliged to my father and did many things for him afterwards. I wish I could find who this worker was and his family, but this was a long time ago. i also wish I could find some of the crew mates he was with. Feel free to email me. jason@milescoscientific.com

Keywords: My father Raymond Keehr served on the Boxer in, I think, 52 and 53. He is still alive and I will ask him more info. He has told me many stories about what he had done there and they make me think some people would want to contact him for what he had done for them. Hopefully here on this forum, I will find more. Thank you for posting this website.


Entry: 44949
USS BOXER (CV-21)
MY BROTHER

GILBERT WOODWARD wrote on August 2, 2004


City and State: SUNRISE BEACH MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My brother,Lt. Leonard Scott Woodward served on USS Boxer 1950 1951.I believe he was hanger deck officer during this time frame,was not on Boxer when fire occured. was killed flying out of North Island NAS in May 1952, was piloting an AD Skyraider. does anyone remember him any info appreciated. Gilbert N Woodward



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