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Entry: 89433
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
LYLE CURRAN

KEVIN CURRAN wrote on August 1, 2014


City and State: KINGMAN AZ

Unit: JOHN PIERCE DD-753

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Lyle Curran served on the Pierce during the Korean Conflict. He was on the bridge (sonar technician) during the August 6 engagement with Korean shore batteries. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. My father passed away several years ago and left me several photographs, including ones of battle damage from that day.
I know that many are not left from those days on board, those that are, God Bless You.


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Entry: 83630
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
HAVE ORIGINAL DOD IMAGE FROM NAVAL OPS OFFICE

CAL SCHAPPELL JR. wrote on July 14, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I have a really sweet old image photo framed 24x 18 of the Pierce that was taken not long after
shakedown ..was from my gramps...wish I had a way to post for you all to enjoy...its an awesome pic of her running at cruise


Keywords: great old framed photo in my possession of the Pierce


Entry: 79246
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
LIFE MEMBER

THOMAS LEVAR wrote on June 9, 2011


City and State: BREA CA

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: I was on the john R from 1952 to 1954 am still alive miss all of you Sherman RL Parker was on watch when the Barton struck a mine a lot of Ship Mates have passed on ( GOD BLESS THEM ALL ) Tom LeVar QMSN 


Entry: 74881
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
SERVING ON THE

CHUCK (CHARLES) STENERSON wrote on May 30, 2010


City and State: MOSCOW ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I joined the "pierce" in july 1952, high lined from the USS Misspilion, a fleet oiler. went thru the shelling off North Korea, the USS Barton's mine encounter and around the world trip. I too still have the hard bound "ships log" of the world cruise. Also hundreds of pictures of the ships company doing sea duty and libery in the ports. I went on to become BM2 on the west coast amphibs. My duty abourd the Pierce was my finest memories.

Keywords: "kutch" Leading seaman, 2nd division 52-53


Entry: 64086
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
ALFRED VARELA (AKA ARTIE)

CHRISTINE VARELA wrote on January 30, 2008


City and State: FONTANA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the grand daughter of Alfred Varela. Although he passed 12/7/05 my grandmother recently passed 12/16/07. In cleaning out the house I recently stumbled across all the letters he wrote my grandmother while away. What a treasure. I am organizing the letters in order and placing them in waterproof slips and then reading them in order. He was on the John R. Pierce. The dates I've seen most are 1952-1967 so far. He served two tours in Korea and 1 tour in vietnam.

I've shared my findings (not details just items) with my 7th and 8th grade students and my children. They love to hear anything I can share with them about my grandpa.

According to his letters his brother in law Tex was on the ship too. And so far he speaks about a jack as well. In a letter I read last night he spoke of another ship hitting a mine and there were six men missing. Possibly someone will know him on this site and point me in the right direction for finding pictures of him and shipmates.


I am gathering pictures and information about my grandfathers journeys to dedicate a wall in my home for him and his friends. I would like to share these things with my children as well.

If anyone knows places I can go to please get back to me or if you have questions. Thank you for your time.

Christine Varela


Keywords: He was on the John R. Pierce. I found his love letters to grandma the dates I've seen most are 1952-1967 so far. He served two tours in Korea and 1 tour in vietnam.


Entry: 62744
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
JOHN R. PIERCE 1952

CLARENCE (GENE) CABLE wrote on October 26, 2007

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City and State: EATON CO

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the Pierce in 1952 in Korea. The night the Barton hit a mine I was aft lookout, I reported it to the bridge.

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Entry: 53881
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
DD (753) 1952 JOHN R PIERCE

RHONDA SIMPSON wrote on November 2, 2005

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City and State: SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm for any ship mates with in the navy who was on the DD (753)between 1950 to 1952 who might of known my Dad Goron richard nicholson he was in the forward engine room others who were in the forward engine room were: Baily,D B; Blumhoff,J.W; Hinds D.E;Roberts,J.A Wilborg,W.E; Papp F;Kramer, Miller,R A;Gardner,R W; Pyatt,H.S; Hickman,R.R

my Dad Gordon richard nicholson passed away july 14,2003 A few's passed away im was trying to help Dad do some research on the DD 753 John r Pierce Dad also Did go to the reunion in in myrle beach sc i think it was in 1999 or 2000 i can't remember

Something just told me today to start this project again that me and Dad started years ago and i just want to remember things abbout my Dad, I really miss him I can remember all the times he would talk about serving in the korea war how he would strat crying i think Dad talked more about it a few years before he passed

Thank you if anyone knew my Dad please contact me

Rhonda
God Bless you always

I still have the hard cover Book: World Cruise 1952: (The log of: USS John R pierce DD 753) 1952 with all of the ship mates who served


Keywords: DD 753 John R Pierce (1952)


Entry: 40057
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
FRED B. MADISON

FRED HAMILTON wrote on January 18, 2004

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City and State: NORTH WATERBORO ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My Dad served aboard the John R. Pierce from "52 to '55 as dispersing clerk.

Did any of you serve with him?

I would like to hear from any of you.

Thanks, Fred B. Madison


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Entry: 39696
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
USS JONH R PIERCE DD753

KENNETH HORNSCHEMEIER wrote on January 4, 2004

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City and State: NEW RICHMOND OH

Unit: BOILERMAN

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

Comments: I served on the Pierce during 1962 and 1963. I was onboard during the Cuban missal crises.We also went on an extended Med. cruise for nine months ,in 1963 when we went to the Med thru the Suez Canal,Indian Ocean,and Persian Gulf.

Keywords: Friends Eddie Lyons Pete Pludges


Entry: 39052
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
MEDICAL OFFICER

ROBERT ALBANESE wrote on December 9, 2003

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City and State: MARTINSVILLE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served as Squadron Medical Officer for DESRON 2 in 1960-61. We had a really great Med cruise, and it was a pleasure serving. I rode the John R. Pierce most of the time.

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Entry: 36768
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
ABOUT WILLIAM D. LIPSCOMB

ROGER WILCOX wrote on September 7, 2003

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City and State: CHARLESTON WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: 07-09-2003

Bill is in the Veteran's Hospital in Huntington, WV with lung cancer and is not expected to live more than a couple weeks.

Please contact him while you can. He attended at least one reunion and I know he's love to hear from you guys.

His home is at

115 West Central Ave.
Belle, WV
25015

Bill is one of the best guys God ever put on this earth and he will be greatly missed.


Keywords: Radioman


Entry: 36324
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)

DAVID DEEDS wrote on August 17, 2003


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: DD 753

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on Pierce from February until December 1963.

Would Like to hear from shipmates, particullarly ET, RM, RD in Operations Department and BM1 Saint George.


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USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
USS JOHN R. PIERCE DD753

GARY FRAKER wrote on March 8, 2003

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City and State: SURFSIDE BEACH SC

Unit: SIGNALMAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to locate Lloyd Best, Weldon Wright, Ronald Baker, John Evans.Also Billy Jenkins, Ron Shoop.

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Entry: 26362
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
SHIPMATES

LLOYD BEST wrote on June 18, 2002


City and State: THAYER MO

Unit: DD753

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: send email.

Keywords: my nickname is easy. searved from 1960-1962on USS John R. Pierce with to name a few, Weldon Wright, Dicki Seary, Ronnie Shoop,Ronnie Baker and Frank Valario. Would love to hear from you guys.


Entry: 25275
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
ON BOARD THE PIERCE 1944 TO 1945

D. LYNN MAHANNAH wrote on May 6, 2002


City and State: KATY TX

Unit: JOHN R PIERCE DD 753

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I see Harold Webb is associated with he Pierce . I had a cousin by that name he was on board ship in Qquincy Il. I got on the Pierce in the
east coastI think and we ended up in Japan. I ended up getting off in the Inland see as we took a Hospital ship in to pick up POWs. Rode out a Hurricane in the sea. and rode back to USA and discharged. Lynn


Keywords: on board the Pierce 753 one of the first ships in the Inland sea in Japan Discharged one of the first Joined the Nave reserve and was on board the
Heron a Mine sweep 1950- 51 discharged again.



Entry: 3673
USS JOHN R PIERCE (DD-753)
DD-753 KOREA 1952

L. WES KRESKE wrote on September 10, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: WARREN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: I am Co-Founder of this organization and we are always looking for former shipmates who served aboard at anytime from 1944 till 1974. We would
like to inform you of the yearly reunions we have.

Wes Kreske Co-Founder
Chief Recruiting Officer
USS John R. Pierce DD-753



Keywords: USS John R. Pierce DD-753 Korea 1952








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