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Entry: 88695
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
USS CIMMARON 1950-1954

CINDY KOYKKA wrote on April 7, 2014


City and State: CLINTON TOWNSHIP MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,

I am the daughter of Ernest Gryka who served on the USS Cimmaron between 1950- 1954 in the Korean War. He eventually made quartermaster. You would remember him as he had quite a sense of humor. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers him. Thank you!

Cindy


Keywords: USS Cimmaron, quartermaster, Ernie, USS Conservor


Entry: 76215
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
SHIPMATES FOR CIMARRON AROUND THE YEARS 1952-57

DESIREE LONG wrote on September 20, 2010


City and State: WILLCOX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, I am the grand daughter of John D Logan who served on the USS Cimirron around the years 1952-57. I would like to contact anyone who served during this time or who might have known him. He worked in the supply and was a deck hand. He also painted the ship. I'm not really sure about much but would like all the information any of you have. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks!

Keywords: USS Cimirron 1952-57


Entry: 75963
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CHARLES FREDRICK JOHNSON

CALVIN HART wrote on August 28, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am seeking someone who served with a dear friend of mine on the Cimarron named Charles Johnson. I think he was a BM but am not sure. I would love to hear stories or accounts from anyone who knew or served with Chuck Johnson.

Thank you.
Hart


Keywords: USS Cimarron crew


Entry: 75032
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
STEELING PLANES

CHARLES DUFFY wrote on June 10, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: If you think two jet aircraft slammed into these buildings and the Pentagon.

The lunch menu is egg salad.



Entry: 75031
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
REFUELING IN KOREA

CHARLES DUFFY wrote on June 10, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: WENHAM MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Wikipedia has some of the information that is not true.

The cimmeron tanker was also based in Korea for a short time.
Dad said they would refuel there without making the journey back to California.

At this time the Korean war was unfolding.




Entry: 74407
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
RE: MY UNCLE LEO LARSEN NIELSON

COLLEEN PORRITT wrote on April 19, 2010


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: Realized that I didn't give my uncle's name. Not sure exactly when he served, but would love to hear from anyone who knew Leo Larsen Nielson.


Entry: 74216
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
EVERETT WACHTEL

EVERETT WACHTEL wrote on April 4, 2010


City and State: KINDERHOOK NY

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served abord the Cimarron from 1951-1954. I was in the engine room. I
would enjoy hearing from shipmates.


Keywords: Cimarron, AO-22,


Entry: 73850
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT MY UNCLE

COLLEEN PORRITT wrote on March 9, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for info about Leo Larsen Nielson. My uncle always wore his USS Cimarron cap. Didn't know him really until after I moved to Utah where they lived and eventually moved in with he an my aunt. I know he served during the Korean War, but don't really have more info than that. If you remember him, please contact me, I would love to know more. He was one of the most incredible people I've ever known. Thanks.

Colleen


Keywords: USS Cimarron


Entry: 71687
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR CREW OF 1950-51

LYNETTE LEE wrote on September 21, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: WOODVILLE MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served on the Cimarron in 1950-51. I have been searching for any crew of that time. My Dad is 83 years old and remembers his service time well. Please contact me by email

Keywords: Crew


Entry: 68092
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
AO-22 CIMARRON

ARMANDO CANO wrote on November 30, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hello,
I am Armando Cano, SH from New Mexico aboard 1963-1966. I am seeking
any information that you may have regarding the bombing of three PT
boats sunk one morning at 5am. Also regarding a chief petty officer
who jumped overboard and drowned. If you know anything about fires we
had aboard ship or any collisions we had (for example the dates these
occured), I would greatly appreciate the information. Please email bcano@ucsd.edu as soon as possible.
Thank you,
Armando Cano


Keywords: Cano was my nickname


Entry: 67353
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CIMMARRON

CHARLES DUFFY wrote on September 28, 2008


City and State: MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: He said another New Texaco oiler sank.,

Keywords: Dad was on this high octane vessel that made trips to South Korea to refuel before the end of WWII.

He said at 23 + knots with a full load we were the only tanker that could refuel the Aircraft Carriers while at sea.

Two other brand new Texaco tankers could do it.

One was sunk



Entry: 66612
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
WESTPAC '66 AND '67

PHIL FARRAR SR. wrote on July 22, 2008


City and State: BURTON MI

Unit: OPERATIONS DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 63508
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF WM. RICHARDS

LORRAINE RICHARDS wrote on December 23, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my father, William Richards - Fireman 1rst Class. He served after Pearl Harbor. In going through old pictures I ran across a card from the USS Cimarron. He was originally from the Boston,MA area and did his training at Great Lakes. Any information would be great.

Keywords:


Entry: 63031
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF ROBERT CONNER

SHEILA KNAPP (CONNER) wrote on November 15, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dad and Mom went to a reunion in Deadwood South Dakota last year. I am just looking for contact information from anyone that knew Dad, but was unable to attend the reunion.

Keywords: my father Robert Conner, Cimarron AO-22,


Entry: 62772
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

BILL WILLIAMS wrote on October 29, 2007


City and State: REDMOND OR

Unit: USS CIMMARON AO22

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Nickname (Willy) Was radioman aboard ship during 54-55 Remember Robbie playing clarinet in radio room. Would love to contact friend George Harwood JR. Hope to find other shipmates from that time.


Entry: 62719
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
USS CIMARRON AO-22 1949-50

WADE DEARMAN SR. wrote on October 24, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: ST FRANXCISVILLE (LAKE ROSEMOU LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to contact shipmates.

Keywords:


Entry: 62167
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR: ALAN CROSS, LT(JG) SC 1955-56

ROBERT F. KISTNER wrote on September 4, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: MISHAWAKA IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Alan (J perhaps) Cross LT(jg), Supply Officer aboard the USS
Cimarron AO-22 during the period of 1955-1956.


Keywords:


Entry: 58290
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1966-1968

WILEY JAMES III wrote on July 30, 2006


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: USS CIMARRON (AO-22)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 56353
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
WAS ON THE CIMARRON 46 TO 48

ROBERT HARTLEY wrote on March 24, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: DENVER CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: The Cimarron sat in Korea bay for about a month,when we sailed to San Pedro and went into dry dock for over hall,from San Pedro we sailed Sauda Arabia for fuel and took it to Guam,this was a 18 month tour,we would stop at Clumbo Cylon for liberty on the way to Sauda and on the return we would stop at Singapore.Captain Murphy was the skipper at the time.One of the ship crew got into trouble and was given a court marshall and was given ten days bread and water and time was to be served in the ship brig.The medical office refused to ok the brig time beacause of the intense heat,put the seaman was but in the brig and while he was in the brig he became very ill,and almost died.This was reported to the fleet comander and we sailed to Pearl Harbor and this is when Captain Murphy was relieved of command.Never did know what happend to Murphy if any one knows let me know.I was a F1/c and was in the boiler room.

Keywords: I WAS AT A TRAINING UNIT AT SAN BURNO CALIF.WE WERE BEING TRAINED FOR THE INVASION OF JAPAN BEFORE THE BOMB WAS DROPED.THE UNIT WAS CALLED CUB 19 I WAS ABORAD A TROOP SHIP WHEN WW2 ENDED AND WE SAILED TO SINGTAO CHINA WE WERE STAYING AT JAP SUBMARINE BASE FOR ABOUT A MOUNTH,WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED TO AO 22 IN KOREA BAY.THIS WAS IN 1946.


Entry: 54814
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
RE*VISIONING PEARL HARBOR DAY (PHDAY+17)

R.J. (BOB) BURKHART wrote on December 24, 2005


City and State: LENEXA-SHAWNEE KS

Unit: AO-22, FOCCPAC, NRSAND 14-1 - V-12

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: As a CIM tribute honoring ALL marines and mariners who served aboard or refueled from one of the most durable and reliable units that served others during three global conflicts (1939-1968) ...

[1] You may enjoy revised online Wikipedia article:
@ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cimarron_%28AO-22%29

[2] Preview "Future Thought Leadership" supplement
@ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:USS_Cimarron_%28AO-22%29

[3] Support special outreach programs at Cimarron, NM high school where CIM's bell, binnicle and brass portholes still reflect the OUTSTANDING spirits of all hands who walked her decks ..

See Webcam Wx-Monitoring example:
http://www.chsrams.org/FrmSet.1/CimCam.htm


Keywords: USS Cimarron (AO-22), WestPac 1967 Cruise, OOD-UW, Gunnery Officer, UNREP Cargo Deck Safety Officer, Small Boat Officer, Fantail Trap Shoot Safety Officer, Cruisebook PAO, 1968 CDO Inport, UNODIR Collison Avoidance, Emergency Shiphandling Exercises, SoCal Shark Shooters OinC (Officer-in-Charge), Welfare and Rec Officer


Entry: 54035
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CIMARRON SERVICE 1957-1958

RICHARD WIESE wrote on November 10, 2005


City and State: MONTGOMERY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Wondering if anyone is out there who served on the Cimarron during the late 50's. I joined the Cimarron when it was station ship at Khowshung, Taiwan in 1957 and was aboard for about a year until I was sent to the USS Haven with injuries.

Keywords:


Entry: 53492
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
LOOKING FOR INFO ON GRANDFATHER

SHERYL FRASHER (RIGGS) wrote on October 8, 2005


City and State: OSHKOSH WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Searching for information on my grandfather, Clarence Elmo Riggs. Served on the USS Cimarron 1942-1944 as "Elec. Striker". Seaman First Class/E3. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: USS Cimarron 1942-1944
Clarence Elmo Riggs
Elec. Striker GQ-Searchlights, I.C. Room



Entry: 51012
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
SEARCH FOR VETERAN

DON SUMMERS wrote on May 21, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew Leonard L. McFord from Baltimore, MD. He was a Radioman First Class when he was assigned to the USS Cimarron from 20 March 1939 to 4 January 1941. Nckname: LEN. He also served on destroyers Taylor and Babbitt, battleship Arkansas. Later attended pilot tng, served on carrier Wasp, later flew ASW missions in Atlantic off escort carriers Block Island, Guadalcanal and Wake Island. He was commissioned from the ranks in 1943. Retired in 1957 as lt Cmdr.

Keywords: USS Cimarron(APO-20)


Entry: 49663
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CREW MEMBER

DON MILLER wrote on March 20, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Cimarron AO22 crew member from 1958 to 1961.Would like to hear hear from Big "C" shipmates.

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Entry: 48250
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CIMARRON SEA STORIES

BOB-RJ BURKHART wrote on January 19, 2005


City and State: MONTICELLO (KAW RIVER) KS

Unit: USS CIMARRON (1967-68)

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: See: http://www.schneemann.com/_disc9/00000010.htm

Keywords: AO-22 USS Cimarron @ http://www.acctts.com/ao22CIM/
ACCTTS-LLC Eco-History Website



Entry: 46845
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
MACH. MATE 3CL

EMIL CONFORTI wrote on November 13, 2004


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit: USS CIMARRON(AO)22

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: Have very fond memories mostly.Have thought about
many of my shipmates. Seen the nice comment from
one of them-Frank Martin- And felt good he still remembered.Our ship was all over the Pacific.I was aboard from'52-'55



Entry: 46680
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
QM2 1953-1955

JAY HALL wrote on November 5, 2004


City and State: COLLEGE STATION TX

Unit: CIMMARRON AO-22

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 45796
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CREW MEMBER '52-'55

FRANK MARTIN wrote on September 13, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I worked aboard the Cimarron AO-22 in the engine room
between '52-'55. I have very fond memories of my time while
serving aboard her. My rating was MM2. I was also Capt. Jukes'
(sp) driver when in port. One of my good friends Emil Conforti
from NY.


Keywords: USS Cimarron AO-22


Entry: 38413
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CALL ME ASAP

THOMAS DAVID (PEACHES) PRESTON wrote on November 16, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: ALBANY GA

Unit: O DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: E-mail me at gvmelton@netzero.net, I will contact ASAP. or call 229-436-2886.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon,
Thomas David Preston
aka Peaches


Keywords: My nicknames was Peaches, I was in Division "O".
The ship I aboard is the AO22. The years was 1950-1952.



Entry: 32301
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
STILL LOOKING FOR CLEARANCE HURST

GARREL SHELTON wrote on February 24, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: GRAY LA

Unit: USS CIMARRON AO-22

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 32300
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
53-56

GARREL SHELTON wrote on February 24, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: GRAY LA

Unit: USS CIMARRON AO-22

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Just looking for other crew members, just to see howmany i can locate from 50 yrs ago.
Please feel free to contact me, i have located several fellow crew members so far.
Looking for Clearance Hurst now, I think from
Arizona,New Mexico,or Texas, can`t remember from where.


Keywords: 1953-56 USS Cimarron AO-22


Entry: 31826
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
U.S.S. CIMARRON AO 22

ED DAVIS wrote on February 8, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have a uss cimarron zippo lighter and am looking for a little history on this lighter. My father served in Korea and Vietnam. The lighter was left to me by him. I did not know him so I would like to know some of the history of this ship.

Thanks


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Entry: 27041
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
TASK FORCE 16 CITATION

DENNIS SULT wrote on July 18, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: SUFFOLK VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I have a dear friend Mr. John Garland Griffin who served on the USS Cimarron during the 1940s and he is trying to receive a copy of the citation that was awarded to your task force. I would appreciate any information that you may be able to give me to assist him in this venture. He was a BM2 with service number 2662245. He does not have internet service but I could forward any correspondence from his shipmates to him.
Thank you for your help
God Bless you all!!
Dennis Sult


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Entry: 25321
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
USS CIMARRON AO-22 1952-56

ED CLEARY wrote on May 9, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: BARTO PA

Unit: OPS/NAV QM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Have attended several reunions. Next one is 9/26, New Brunswick, NJ. ContactKen DeGhetto, 42 Cornell Dr., Livingston, NJ 07039. Most remembered crew were QM"s RM's, RD's and Operations Div. Hope to see more of you there.

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Entry: 20732
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
HARD WORKING OLD BUCKET

PAUL BENNETT wrote on November 17, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: OPERATIONS/NAVIGATION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WESPAC CRUISE - 57 - station ship at Kaoshung, Taiwan

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Entry: 15036
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
FATHER WAS ELECTRICIANS MATE

DAVID CLARK wrote on February 17, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, John Clark, served on the Cimarron during the Korean conflict. He currently lives in Dallas.
He was an electrician's mate.


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Entry: 10932
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
CREWMEMBER1953-1955

GARREL SHELTON wrote on August 9, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: LA

Unit: GM3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: just chicking to see if i could find any old shipmates,i was a gunnersmate3 ,most of the time i shot the line over to the other ships for fuel or mail, so helo outthere.

still trying to find some more of my old shipmates,that was on the cimarron between 1952-55 i was a gunners mate { name Garrel Shelton} anyone out there can reach me e-mail Garrel@juno.com, i wont be home for about a mo. we are leaving on vacation again tomorow,, will be back about last of october,..hope to reach a few more men before it`s to late...


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Entry: 2564
USS CIMARRON (AO-22)
USS CIMARRON , AO-22

WADE DEARMAN wrote on March 3, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: ALEXANDRIA LA

Unit: USS CIMARRON , AO-22

Service or Relationship:

Comments: USS CIMARRON , AO-22

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