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USS Hooper Island (ARG-17)


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Entry: 85955
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
INFORMATION ABOUT GRANDFATHER

NATASHA REYNOLDS wrote on April 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather served in the Navy during the korean war. I have a
photo of a ship labeled U.S.S. Hooper Island(Arg 17). My
grandfather's name was Loran Gum. Just wondering if anyone may of
known him. I have another photo of him and a navy buddy on ship
and on back it said willie. Any information would be wonderful.


Keywords: hooper island, korean war


Entry: 85901
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ON USS HOOPER ISLAND

ARDEN CARPENTER wrote on April 5, 2013


City and State: EAST TAWAS MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for shipmates of my friend Arden Carpenter.

Keywords: USS. Hooper Island


Entry: 83450
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
FRENCHIE PROULX

GEORGE PROULX wrote on June 25, 2012


City and State: FARMINGTON NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Jugg Head

Keywords: I am looking for any one who remembers George Proulx
AKA Frenchie on the Hooper, he was on this ship from
54-55.



Entry: 78550
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

DONALD BROUILLARD wrote on April 10, 2011


City and State: LEONARD ND

Unit: USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served aboard during operation Hardtack 1.

Keywords: HOOPER


Entry: 77942
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
DIVING GANG 1954

BILL MULRENAN wrote on February 21, 2011


City and State: WOBURN MA

Unit: REPAIR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: FRIENDS, SCUD CARVELLO,ROYAL HATAWAY. ALL DIVERS


Entry: 76545
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR INFO: CHAPLAIN O. AFTON LINGER

JONATHAN BAGLEY wrote on October 28, 2010


City and State:

Unit: USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD8)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to research some family history. My Great Grandfather, Chaplain LT O. Afton Linger, served onboard USS HOOPER ISLAND. I have very little information about his service as his service record was destroyed when the archives caught fire many years ago. I have been able to find a few photgraphs that noone in the family had seen before. If anyone has any information or photographs please let me know. Thank you.

Keywords: O. Afton Linger, Chaplain, LT, ARG-17, USS HOOPER ISLAND

Grandfather



Entry: 76324
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
ON THE HOOPER ISLAND.

WALTER WOOTEN wrote on October 3, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Was on the Hooper (Hoopie do) out of A school from 1952 to 1955 until the end of my kiddie cruise, thence to Submarine School in Connecticut.
Yeah the Hooper was a 'fast' ship, if you rigged the movie screen for a sail and pointed it down hill. The captain challenged an air craft carrier to a race to Pearl Harbor and lost.
Sasebo seemed like our home port.


Keywords:


Entry: 73907
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER.

DELLA STEELE wrote on March 13, 2010


City and State: CORTEZ CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone that knew my father at this time in his life. He married in 1951 and had a daughter in 1953. He was from Colorado. I would appreciate any contact at all.

Keywords: Joseph Lee Stephenson served on the Hooper Island from 1950-1954. he was a Machinery Repairman Second Class and also served as a Chief Petty Officer.


Entry: 72420
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR HOOPER ISLAND REUNION

LLOYD HENDRICKSON wrote on November 19, 2009


City and State: HACIENDA HEIGHTS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Received an E-mail from someone, and it got lost or deleted accidently from the computer. I would like to know if a reunion has been started.
Thanks


Keywords: Looking for Reunion information. I was aboard the Hoop in 1955-1956.


Entry: 71255
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
STILL ALIVE AND KICKING ELWOOD FRAZIER

ELWOOD FRAZIER wrote on August 13, 2009


City and State: FAQIRBORN OH

Unit: 135

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: if your still out there give me a call 1952-1955 any body on the old hoop! arg 17

Keywords:


Entry: 70528
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
WHERE IS HOOPER ISLAND

NORMAN BURBANK wrote on June 10, 2009


City and State: NORTH FORK CA

Unit: U.S.S. HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I last saw the Hoop in San Diego in the Moth Ball Fleet. I was working on board a reseach ship and saw her at the end of the harbor. She was scrapped some time in the late 60's. I served aboard the Hoop from 1953 to 1955.

Keywords:


Entry: 63120
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG 17

DAVID SIDES wrote on November 21, 2007


City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit: CARPENTER SHOP

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Worked next to electric shop and remember Chief Moot whom I ran into
in 1964 when he was Lt. Moot serving as a recruiter at Bowling Green
University. I see Dave Lamberson who was in ships company DC2 in the
shop one deck below every few years. Had great memories of my time
aboard.


Keywords: Operation Hardtack


Entry: 62929
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
SERVED IN MACHINE SHOP 55 TO57

G.A. (GEORGE) MOSER wrote on November 10, 2007


City and State: HOOD RIVER OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: If any one from the machine shop in this period would contact me I would appreciate it.


Entry: 62714
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS.HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17

JAMES GUIDEN JR. wrote on October 23, 2007


City and State: NATCHITOCHES LA

Unit: SUPPLY DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I went aboard the Hooper Isl. out of boot camp Co.766 San Diego,1951 sail w/her til decommission in '55.Many memories of a great ship as well as shipmate,Lilly in the Bakeshop if he out there are any contacts we road the train from La.to San Diego Boots buddy.I was a Seward in Supply div.after decommission I left the Navy,work for the VA.in Portland,Oregon until retmt. in 1978.Moved to Louisiana 1996.But I stiil have memories of the Hooper Isl.

Keywords: Pers.friends/Prashaw CWO/Cdr.Burr/Cdr.Couture.


Entry: 61951
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
SHIP TO KOREA 1946

VICKI (ATKINS) VANDIEGRIFF wrote on August 12, 2007


City and State: CONYERS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to know what ship sailed from USA to Korea during the Korean Conflict l946, around maybe May, l946. Where did it sail from and to.


Entry: 61726
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ON USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17 FROM AUGUST 1956 TO SEPTEMBER 1958

GERALD RAMANOUSKY wrote on July 24, 2007


City and State: CREST HILL IL

Unit: ENGINEERING OFFICE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 61624
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
SERVED ON K. ROOSEVELT/HOOPER ISLAND 53-55

VIRGIL CALL wrote on July 14, 2007


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: R1 DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Helped with crew in getting Cornhusker Mariner off rock at Pusan Korea 1954.


Entry: 61417
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
STILL KICKING

PHILIP TOOMES SR. wrote on June 26, 2007


City and State: BULLHEAD CITY AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: WAS ON IN 54 TO 56..WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OF ANY ONE THAN IN FIRE RM OR ENG RM..KNOW WERE COOK IS???HOLLY,,,HYDE???FRAZIER...GOD bless and take care

Keywords:


Entry: 56105
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
1957-1959

DONALD BROUILLARD wrote on March 4, 2006


City and State: LEONARD ND

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was aboard during operation Hardtack-1
Alot of memories.


Keywords: USS Hooper Island ARG-17


Entry: 53732
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
SERVED LATE 1952 TO EARLY 1954

DONN VOYLES wrote on October 24, 2005


City and State: COLUMBUS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Can't remember too many shipmates, transferred to USS Kermitt Roosevelt ARG16 after only about a year on board the Hooper Island. I did contact Eugene Maurin and James Wansley who also worked in the machine shop. Would like to find a guy I only remember as "Howard" who left the ship around the middle of 53. Also a guy named Johnson from Minnesota.

Keywords:


Entry: 52932
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)

JIM HALL wrote on August 30, 2005


City and State: FORSYTH MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I GUESS WHAT I REMEMBER MOST ABOUT THE HOOPER ISLAND IS THE "LONG TRIP" TO SASEBO IN 55 MAKING 8 KNOTS WITH THE WIND AND THE TIDE BEHIND US. ENJOYED MY EXPERIENCE IN SASEBO AND THE R AND R TO KYOTO. MADE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND JUST WISHED I COULD REMEMBER MORE OF THEM

Keywords: USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17) NOV 1954 TO DEC 56 REPAIR DEPARTMENT YEOMAN
USNRC, NB, PORTS NH DEC 56 TO JUL 58 PUNITIVE DISCHARGE YEOMAN
LEON L. RATTLER MM3; CWO PRASHAW; MMC HARRIS; LTJG J.C. SCHASTEEN. CDR H.G. LABO; COLIN WHITE YN3; LCDR F.L. DOTY



Entry: 52178
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND

JOHN BREEN wrote on July 21, 2005


City and State: STAMFORD NY

Unit: PIPEFITTER 6TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anybody have any info on "HOD SMITH" GUYIN Ellsworth SMITH. He served on the USS HOOPER ISLAND 1952-?

Any info on Jack Christy Aka the Jasser? also served on the HOOPER... Tom Ferguson on the deck force, JC Greer, Enginemen

Does anyone remember Lake Arrowhead?


Keywords: Jazzer, HOD, 1st class ME, Mills (pipefitter
Lake Arrowhead



Entry: 51460
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND

JOHNNY HANKS wrote on June 10, 2005


City and State: CROWLEY LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My father served on the USS Hooper Island from 1952-1955. I am inquiring information on behalf of him for information on anyone who served at the same time as he.

Patrick Hanks (son)


Keywords: 1952-55
John Cates
J.O. Duhe
Thomas Gerhardt
R.B. Lewis



Entry: 50868
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
WAS ON FOR DECOMMISIONING

DON MUFFLEY wrote on May 15, 2005


City and State: HAGERSTOWN MD

Unit: THERE FOR DISCHARGE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 47359
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
U.S.S. HOOPER ISLAND

SHELBY SHOCKLEY wrote on December 7, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on The u.s.s. Hooper Island 1n 1946 to 1947

Keywords: u.s.s. Hooper arg 17


Entry: 45402
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG17)

TRACY BLAU wrote on August 23, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any other first class shipfitters that might have known my grandfather, Walter Wisti. If anyone has known him please let me know. I believe it was from 4-11-44 to 11-3-45.

Keywords: Shipfitter First Class, SV6 USNR


Entry: 44747
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
SHIPMATE

CARTER GENTLES wrote on July 24, 2004


City and State: GRANT AL

Unit: ELEC

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was aboard the hooper island oct 55 to dec 56 Iwas an electrican. my first cousin was aboard from oct 55 to aug 59 he was a boilerman.his name is bobby mcCormack.

Keywords:


Entry: 39965
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
OPTICAL SHOP

JOHN AHLF wrote on January 14, 2004


City and State: UKIAH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hi, I was in the optical shop on the Hooper Island from 57 till it decommissioned after Operation Hard Tack in late 58 or early 59. I was discharged in 60. I have very fond memories of this period of my youth and would be interested to find out what happend to my shipmates. If anyone knows of them please contact me.
John Ahlf OM2


Keywords: USS Hooper Island


Entry: 39428
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
MODEL PROGRESS

PAUL HONORE' wrote on December 25, 2003


City and State: PORT ANGELES WA

Unit: USNR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: To all who supplied photo's and information:

Thought you might like to see how the model of ARG-17, U.S.S. Hooper Island is progressing. It is not complete, nor is it ever likely to be. I Am still gathering information and gleaning details from fuzzy photo's and an ever-declining memory and will update from time to time as details are confirmed. The model is intended to depict the ship as she appeared in 1954-55.

the attached photos show how she stands at present. Again, thanks to one and all.

Paul


Keywords:


Entry: 39086
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR ROBERT C BIGGS

DARLA IMHOFF wrote on December 10, 2003


City and State: MILFORD OH

Unit: USSHOOPER

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Jackie would like to contact you to say hi

Keywords: friend of Jackie


Entry: 37422
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD

TINA ELIASON wrote on October 7, 2003


City and State: WAGGONER IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was trying to find anyone who knew my dad from the "HOOP" He served till 57 I know he was in Sasebo Japan I'm not sure what he done on the boat Please email me @ tinaeliason@yahoo.com if you knew him I have alot of pictures of men he served with but no idea who they are

Keywords: USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG 17


Entry: 36970
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
BOILER ROOM AND OIL SHACK

DEWEY HUGHES wrote on September 16, 2003


City and State: VIVIAN LA

Unit: U.S.S. HOOPER ISLAND ARG 17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to contact EE Chowning or anyone else in fireroom engineroom 58 or 59

Keywords:


Entry: 36874
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
LOOKING FOR BEN GORDON-USS HOOPER ISLAND

MARC ZUCKERMAN wrote on September 12, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for Ben Gordon who may or may not have served on the USS Hooper Island. I came across a Bible that has the name Ben Gordon in it and its from the USS Hooper Island.

Keywords: Personal, crew members


Entry: 36487
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
MACHINE SHOP 1955-1957

EMERY RYAN wrote on August 25, 2003


City and State: PORT HURON MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: like to hear from some of the guys.Philip Young
and I met at little creek va back in the 60's we were both chiefs in the reserve on two weeks active duty. Went to Ray Sheogi's home in Honolulu other than that the only one that I've had contact with is Dallas McLean from Flint, MI who I haven't seen in 30 years.


Keywords:


Entry: 33799
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
INFO. WANTED

LLOYD HENDRICKSON wrote on April 23, 2003


City and State: HACIENDA HEIGHTS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Hooper Island from 1955 to 1956. I was an END3. I am looking for two shipmates from the ship. There names are George Ball and Lee McVay Jr. They served the same time.





Keywords:


Entry: 33288
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
WHO WAS ON THE USS HOOPER ISLAND IN THE BOILER ROOM

ROSE SZYMANSKI wrote on April 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad served on the USS Hooper in Korea. He worked in the Boiler Room . Does anyone know him? What type of Job he did? His name is William Szymanski. Please e-mail me at this address ndtorest@hotmail.com Thanks to all our veterans:)

Keywords:


Entry: 32258
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
NEED INFORMATION

WILIAM AYERS wrote on February 21, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: my grandfather bobby jeffreys served on the uss hooper island and also the luzon during the korean war. im not sure what years. i would like to have photos from anyone that has photos of the ships or of them with my grandfather. i would also like to hear information back on if anyone knew my grandfather thanks very much

Keywords: my grandfather bobby jeffreys served on the uss hooper island and also the luzon i would like to have pictures of these to ships or if any one has photos of my grandfather and themselves i would like to see also


Entry: 31483
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
WHERE IS PRITCHARD?

GLENN RICE wrote on January 23, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am searching for an old buddy by the name of James [Jim] Pritchard,MR2, served aboard the Hooper Island from about Dec. 1957 on. He was a former shipmate on the Hector AR-7. He traded duty with Jim Nelson, MR2, at that time. Nelson still lives in Wisconsin,where I have visited him, but I have lost contact with Pritchard. Please help me find him. thanks, Glenn Rice

Keywords:


Entry: 30728
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND

RICHARD ROGERS wrote on December 27, 2002


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Hoop from 1956 through March 1959
worked with. Geo.Cook, Alan Hains, Wayne Burnet, Jack Axtens, Ken Stevens, Cheavers, Gifford EM2
Zane Moot was our Chief.
We cruised to Eniwetok in the Marshal Islands in 1958, On Operation Hard Tack. In 1959 Hooper Island received orders to Decommission and the Crew was to transfer to USS Klondike to be recommissioned. I do have a picture of the Hoop but it will be some months before I can get to them.


Keywords: Rogers EM2, Ships' Co. Electric Shop


Entry: 28074
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG 17

JAMES (JOHN) WANSLEY wrote on September 6, 2002


City and State: LAUREL MS

Unit: MACHINERY REPAIRMAN USN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 27816
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
1945

THOMAS J.D. STARGEL wrote on August 24, 2002


City and State: EASLEY SC

Unit: USS HOOPER ISLAND

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: JD was my Father and he died in 1974 but served on the USS Hooper Island in 1945. I would love to get a pictures of USS Hooper Island or of him and his shipmates if anyone has any. If you want to talk about the time served with my father I would like to hear from you. Thomas JD Stargel "Tom"

Keywords: USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17....1945


Entry: 24291
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
HOOPER ISLAND ARG-17 HISTORY

PAUL HONORE' wrote on March 26, 2002


City and State: PORT ANGELES WA

Unit: USNR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Thanks to all who responded to my plea for photos of the Hooper Island. I have enough detail to proceed and have begun work on the model. It will be a monumental task but one, I think, that will be worthwhile.

For all you folks inquiring about the ship's history, I found a good summary on the following website: http://www.hazegry.org/danfs/auxil/arg17.htm

Paul Honore'


Keywords: Gen. A.E. Anderson TAP-111
U.S.S. Hooper Island ARG-17



Entry: 24193
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
SHIPMATES

DON WILLIAMSON wrote on March 24, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served in the print shop aboard the Hooper Island
as a Draftsman (DM3)


Keywords: USS Jason ARH 1 - 1955-1957
USS Hooper Island ARG 17 - 1957



Entry: 24004
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND ARG 17

BILL TURNER wrote on March 16, 2002


City and State:

Unit: I C ELECTRICIAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: went aboard 4/55 till 4/57. shipmates i remember H.Duflo. twins George and R Cooke..
Gifford em2. Ralph Davis ala Sims IC elect VanWAy IC man Deployed to Sasebo summer of 55.Departed for uss atka (Icebreaker out of seattle..have made attempts to fine howard k dublo (no luck fair winds all


Keywords:


Entry: 23774
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
IN SUPPLY DEPT.

WALTER MOIR wrote on March 8, 2002


City and State: WOODLAND WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS IN THE SUPPLY DEPT. DURING THE YEARS 1957-1958.

Keywords:


Entry: 22423
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER 45-47

ROBERT PINEL wrote on January 19, 2002


City and State: QUINCY MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: He was an Electricians mate and served as Master of Arms in Japan. We have lots of pictures, but no names. Only kept in touch with William Gage, of Mass. Hope to hear from someone..thanks
karen(pinel)mccarthy


Keywords: My Dad (Robert Pinel) served on the USS HooperIsland l945-l946. Sasebo, Japan in "46. I am his only access to the Internet, but he would like to correspond with any shipmates from that time.


Entry: 22082
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
PHOTO OF HOOPER ISLAND ARG17 1946

FRANCIS HILL wrote on January 6, 2002


City and State: MACON GA

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I served on the Hooper Island at Sasebo Japan, and then in Tsingtao China, in 1946-47. Returning to the States in Sept. 1947. Would like to hear from any of my shipmates during this time.

Keywords:


Entry: 21294
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS HOOPER ISLAND INFORMATION

CHUCK COVELL wrote on December 7, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: The USS Hooper Island was decomissioned in Long Beach Harbour in the late fiftys. That's all I know.

Keywords: USS Castor AKS 1
USS Hooper Island
USS Klondike

Ships served aboard
I was in the navy after korea but before vietnam I served from 1956 to 1959



Entry: 18112
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS NAVASOTA, SECRET MISSION IN KOREAN WATERS

CHUCK CUSIMANO wrote on July 20, 2001


City and State: TRINIDAD CO

Unit: A GANG 1968- 1972

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I served aboard the Navasota during the Viet nam conflict, however we were involved in a KOREAN adventure during that time. Of course no one knew what was going on, but at first we were in the Tonkin gulf, and days later we noticed the weather was getting cooler, and finaly cold...Then one day in the P.O.D. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE INVOLVED WITH SOME KIND OF SECRET MISSION..we recieved ribbons for the mission on arrival at Long Beach,Ca..

Keywords:


Entry: 16468
USS HOOPER ISLAND (ARG-17)
USS NAVASOTA AO106

CHARLES O'CONNOR wrote on May 10, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:



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