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USS Laws (DD-558)


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   USS Laws DD-558

   Gene Farmer

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Entry: 89025
USS LAWS (DD-558)
PASSING OF USS LAWS SAILOR

TIMOTHY CARY wrote on May 27, 2014


City and State: GARDNERVILLE NV

Unit: I WAS USS WAINWRIGHT (CG-28)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Daniel R. Cary, Sr. passed away Saturday, May 17th at age 84 years and 11 months after a serious illness. He seved from 1950-52 aboard the USS Laws during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Cary (Fairfield, CA), his daughter Linda Miller (Gardnerville, NV) and four sons (Daniel Jr. - Las Vegas, NV; Timothy - Gardnerville, NV; Patrick - Diamond Bar, CA; and Jason - Huntington Beach, CA) and numerous grand and great-grand children.

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Entry: 86592
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1952-1954

JOHN MILLER wrote on June 25, 2013


City and State: SPICEWOOD TX

Unit: FWD ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to contact Shipmates In Fwd. Engine Room during
1952-1954 Ronald Rose , and Smitty in After Engine Room


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Entry: 86497
USS LAWS (DD-558)
U.S.S. LAWS 1951-1954

TINA WATOWA wrote on June 12, 2013


City and State: ANAHEIM CA

Unit: GUNNERS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Calling all Ship Mates.............

When my Father speaks of the U.S.S. Laws; He always speaks of Her
being covered in Ice.

He now cast's his fishing pole into the Bearing Sea.

Come October 11, 2013: He will be 82 years old.
FISH ON DADDY...............

To all of those whom have served:

YOUR SACRIFICE, STRENGTH AND DEDICATION SHALL BE CARRIED ON.
THANK YOU.............


Keywords: U.S.S. Laws 558, 1951-1954 Korea:Orville F. Watowa, Gunners Mate


Entry: 84443
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1955-58

BILLY CREMEANS wrote on October 16, 2012


City and State: GREENUP KY

Unit: B

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for shipmates on USS Laws from 1955-58. Pete
Connell, Charles Courtney, Robert J. Caldwell, Richard
C. Dalton, Robert Clary Jr, William A. Craig, William
A. Todd... If you have info on reaching any of them ,
please contact me. Thank you


Keywords: US Laws DD558,looking for buddies Pete
Connell, Charles Courtney, Robert J. Caldwell, Richard
C. Dalton, Robert Clary Jr, William A. Craig, William
A. Todd...



Entry: 83953
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR PICTURES CREWMATES 1951-1955

RALPH LAYCOCK SR. wrote on August 19, 2012


City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for infomation for my father and pictures
from 1951-1955 on the USS Laws. My Father can
remember being docked in Hawii. But to young and not
knowing He never left the ship. Then remembering and
having pictures of ice all over the ship. Please send
any pictures you might have to share.


Keywords: USSLaws 558 crew 1951-1955


Entry: 76837
USS LAWS (DD-558)
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW A MILITARY SHIP GETS NAMED AFTER SOMEONE ELSE?

JOANNE E. FELTON (LAWS) wrote on November 18, 2010


City and State: KINGWOOD WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: While going through papers that were given to me by one of my (now deceased) relatives, I learned that the USS Laws was named after one of my Laws ancestors. I have a copy of the (nearly) complete Laws/Greenleaf family history (from 1600's to present day), and I am curious just which of my relatives the USS Laws was named after.

Keywords: Maiden name: Laws


Entry: 72754
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY GRANDFATHER

KRISTINE KELLY wrote on December 13, 2009


City and State: RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was on the U.S.S. Laws, John Kelly. i was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about the ship, or any memories of him. i would greatly appreciate it. thank you.

Keywords: John Kelly, Rhode Island.


Entry: 71564
USS LAWS (DD-558)
USS LAWS

DIANE CLEMENT wrote on September 9, 2009


City and State: KENNER LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I HOPE THAT SOMEONE ON HERE CAN REMEMBER HIM AND TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT THE TIMES ON THE SHIP, WITH HIM.
GOD BLESS!!!


Keywords: LOOKING FOR STORIES REGARDING THE USS LAWS DURING WORLD WAR II. MY FATHER SERVED ON THE VESSEL AND FIRST REPORTED ON 11/18/1943. HIS NAME WAS FRANCIS (FRANK) CLEMENT. HE DIED FROM CANCER WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD, SO I NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW HOW GREAT OF A SERVICE MAN HE REALLY WAS.


Entry: 66758
USS LAWS (DD-558)
ANYONE REMEMBER JERRY SHIELDS?

LINDA SHIELDS wrote on August 1, 2008


City and State: PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER WAS ON THE USS LAWS DURING WWII!! HE WAS SO PROUD TO HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY!!! MY DAD IS TRULY A HERO ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER MEN AND WOMEN THAT FOUGHT IN THE WAR!! DO YOU REMEMBER JERRY SHIELDS??? HE WAS A BAKER AND HAD A FRIEND NAMED BOOMER?? AND BUD?? HE IS 83 NOW AND IS GETTING QUITE FEEBLE!! PLEASE LE ME KNOW!! THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!!!

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Entry: 64951
USS LAWS (DD-558)
ON BOARD FROM 1956 TO 1964

GARY LAY wrote on March 27, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Left the ship in March 1964. Went back aboard before she was scraped in 1973 she still looked GREAT. I remenber Rau, Farmer, Connelly, Loomis.

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Entry: 64684
USS LAWS (DD-558)
USS LAWS DD-558 SERVED FROM 61-63

VINCE FERRANTE wrote on March 10, 2008


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for ship mates that served on the USS LAWS DD-558 from 1961-1963

Keywords:


Entry: 64683
USS LAWS (DD-558)
USS LAWS DD-558 SERVED FROM 61-63

VINCE FERRANTE wrote on March 10, 2008


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for ship mates that served on the USS LAWS DD-558 from 1961-1963

Keywords:


Entry: 64139
USS LAWS (DD-558)
USS LAWS 1952 1955

LEMUEL DABBS JR. wrote on February 3, 2008


City and State: NORTH AUGUSTA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from enyone with information
about these shipmates are anyone else aboard at the
same time


Keywords: Half- Pint'Hopkins Murray 'Shorwalter '
Thompson Stapelton




Entry: 61087
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR INFO ON CREWMEMBER OF THE U.S.S. LAWS

TIFFANY PRITTS wrote on May 25, 2007


City and State: BROWNSVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I'd like any information about a crew memeber of the U.S.S. Laws. His name was Robert Ward Pritts. He was Chief Petty Officer. I'd appreciate anyone that remembers anything about him to send me any information. He was my husband's grandfather. Thank you.

Keywords: U.S.S. Laws


Entry: 59586
USS LAWS (DD-558)
ON LAWS 55 56

LA VERN (LEFTY) LEFTWICH wrote on January 14, 2007


City and State: PLANKINTON SD

Unit: BOILER

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: looking for boilermen off the laws


Entry: 58685
USS LAWS (DD-558)
THE USS GURKE DD783. THE YEAR WAS 1943, WORLD WAR II

JAMES THOMAS wrote on August 30, 2006


City and State: ALAMEDA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My name is Cherie Amour White and My GrandFather James E. Thomas was aboard the USS Gurke DD783 in 1943 during World War II...I am looking for any information on him or if there is anyone out there who remembers him. He is turning 80 this year and we would like to reunite him with some old buddies or get son old photos fro 1943.

Keywords: the USS Gurke DD783. The year was 1943, World War II


Entry: 57468
USS LAWS (DD-558)
THE LAWS.....

WILLIAM MART III wrote on June 1, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am currently in the US Navy. My grandfather was on the Laws during WWII. i don't know if anyone remembers him or if anyone would like to contact him but, his name is william f. mart. he went by Bill. if anyone has questions about him you can get ahold of me.

Keywords: us navy


Entry: 54503
USS LAWS (DD-558)
RONALD ST. PETERS

SHANDON MEADOWS JR. wrote on December 5, 2005


City and State: APPLE VELLEY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: hes my grandpa, and i just want to see if anyone out there remembers him, hes been real lonely lately, and i just want him to be happy throughout some of the years he has left. but if anyone, ANYONE, remembers him, please contact my email, or my house at: house#1-760-240-3781, and ask for shandon. e-mail:dukedaddy102@aol.com

Keywords: hes my grandpa


Entry: 53871
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR TOM VERBONCOER

BRIAN POE wrote on November 1, 2005


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: X-DIVISION/ADMIN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I HAVE IMPORTANT INFORMATION I NEED TO GIVE TO TOM.

HE WAS STATIONED ABOARD THE USS LAWS.

IF ANYONE KNOWS A CONTACT FOR HIM, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANKS MATES....

BRIAN


Keywords: USS LAWS DD558
USS LAWS DD-558
TOM VERBONCOER



Entry: 53870
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR TOM VERBONCOER

BRIAN POE wrote on November 1, 2005


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: X-DIVISION/ADMIN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I HAVE IMPORTANT INFORMATION I NEED TO GIVE TO TOM.

IF ANYONE KNOWS A CONTACT FOR HIM, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANKS MATES....

BRIAN


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Entry: 53679
USS LAWS (DD-558)
SHIPMATES

GLEN HERMAN wrote on October 20, 2005


City and State: FORT SCOTT KS

Unit: USS LAWS DD 558 51 TO 55

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 52956
USS LAWS (DD-558)
BILL RAY LOOKING FOR CAPTAIN DAVID I. JACOBS 1959-1961

JOHN RAY wrote on August 31, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father is Bill Ray. He is looking for Captain David Ingster Jacobs who was the commanding officer on the Laws from 1959 through 1961. Please let me know if you have any information on Captain Jacobs. There is a Captain David Inkster Jacobs buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but I do not know if this is the same person. I would assume it is and that my father spelled his middle name incorrectly, but I have no way to be sure.

Keywords: USS Laws, Captain David Jacobs


Entry: 52485
USS LAWS (DD-558)
CORRECTION NEW E-MAIL

DANIEL (DAN) CARY wrote on August 7, 2005


City and State: FAIRFIELD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: DD558


Entry: 50382
USS LAWS (DD-558)
USS LAWS, KOREAN WAR

SAMUEL ENGLISH wrote on April 24, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: YN1, Ship's Office; worked alongside T.M. Scogin, C.T. Bober, Neil S. Gray, Esq.

Keywords: YN1, Ship's Office '51-55


Entry: 48978
USS LAWS (DD-558)
NEXT REUNION

JERRY LAWS wrote on February 17, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: is there another reunion in works for DD 558 U.S.S Laws. Don't know if related to Alexander Laws, but my Grandparents had a lot of arguments that there was a ship named Laws.I would like to her from former crew mebers especialy WWII, if any are left.

thank you
Jerry Laws


Keywords:


Entry: 47465
USS LAWS (DD-558)
DEC.12,2004

RAYMOND LEON EVORS wrote on December 12, 2004


City and State: SCREVEN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served aboard the USS Laws from early summer 1952 until the late fall of 1953 or winter of 1954. I was a BM3. I would like to hear from any shipmate that remembers me. Time has taken its toll.

Raymond L. Evors,BM3


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Entry: 46964
USS LAWS (DD-558)
USS LAWS 1952-1956

RONALD ROSE wrote on November 18, 2004


City and State: ST. JOSEPH MO

Unit: LAWS - FORWARD - AFT ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It's been a long time, Phil Needham,Barclough, Gobo, Boeger,Tocker, Smitty,Yarrick, so very many,many more, the best times of my life.

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Entry: 46032
USS LAWS (DD-558)
HOW TO CONTACT ALEX PECKOVICH

JACK STRICKLAND wrote on September 27, 2004


City and State: VIDOR TX

Unit: USS LAWS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would love to contact ALEX Peckovich. We served on the laws during 1951,1952. Anyone knowing how to contact him or his location please let me know,thanks, jack strickland

Keywords: Jack


Entry: 46031
USS LAWS (DD-558)
HOW TO CONTACT ALEX PECKOVICH

JACK STRICKLAND wrote on September 27, 2004


City and State: VIDOR TX

Unit: USS LAWS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would love to contact ALEX Peckovich. We served on the laws during 1951,1952. Anyone knowing how to contact him or his location please let me know,thanks, jack strickland

Keywords:


Entry: 46030
USS LAWS (DD-558)
HOW TO CONTACT ALEX PECKOVICH

JACK STRICKLAND wrote on September 27, 2004


City and State: VIDOR TX

Unit: USS LAWS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would love to contact ALEX Peckovich. We served on the laws during 1951,1952. Anyone knowing how to contact him or his location please let me know,thanks, jack strickland

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Entry: 45738
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LAWS REUNION-MINNESOTA,9/22/04

TED KLYM wrote on September 10, 2004


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: RADIO GANG

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I came aboard the laws as a seaman app., and worked
under Bill May Bm3. I bid into the radio gang as a
striker and left as an rm3. Hoagy Carmichael was the
leading PO1.I am in touch with several shipmates
but have forgotten many names.My time aboard was
the best experience I ever had. I joined the Navy
Res. in 69 and retired as an MRC in 1990. looking
forward to the reunion in minnesota. attended one
in 87 in nashville and 89 in Chicago.Drop me a line
or call.


Keywords: arrived aboard the Laws feb.52 Pearl in drydock.
Departed Sept. 55 Yokusuka, japan.



Entry: 44856
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

JACK STRICKLAND wrote on July 28, 2004


City and State: VIDOR TX

Unit: RECOMMISING CREW, 1951?

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would love to hear from any shipmates who remember me.i was a teleman second class.pleas send an e mail or contact me. have no contact from anyone who served with me.thanks.

Keywords: was the navy mail clark until discharge in 1952,


Entry: 44228
USS LAWS (DD-558)
SERVED ON USS-LAWS 1953-1955

GEORGE KIRSCHER wrote on July 3, 2004


City and State: VISTA CA

Unit: R-DIV. MR-3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 42294
USS LAWS (DD-558)
HAPPY TO FIND THE NICE WEB SITE.

MERTON (MERT) ROOT wrote on April 12, 2004


City and State: OSTRANDER MN

Unit: BOILER DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I served on the USS Laws from 1955 to 1958. I would enjoy hearing from any one that remembers me. When is the next reunion?


Entry: 41716
USS LAWS (DD-558)
KOREAN WAR VET ON USS LAWS

FRED G. HINDS wrote on March 13, 2004


City and State: BIRMINGHAM AL

Unit: DECK CREW BM3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Give me a call if you remember me.

Keywords: I would like to see some old friends who remember me. Some people called me Tex.


Entry: 40311
USS LAWS (DD-558)
HI

BONNIE CARMACK wrote on January 26, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: from 1951-1954
he was a third class petty officer, and then a torpedoman.


Keywords: My husband jimmie l carmack was on the uss laws


Entry: 39850
USS LAWS (DD-558)
SERVED ON LAWS FROM 1951-1954

REG WAGSTAFF wrote on January 9, 2004


City and State: HEMET CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Left the U.S.S. Laws in 1954 and served on the U.S.S. Floyd B. Parks DD884 until release in June of 1955. Rate was DK 3 (paymaster)

Keywords:


Entry: 38091
USS LAWS (DD-558)

EARNEST DOBKINS wrote on November 7, 2003


City and State: METOLIUS OR

Unit: RM2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 38090
USS LAWS (DD-558)
CREW

EARNEST DOBKINS wrote on November 7, 2003


City and State: METOLIUS OR

Unit: RM2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served aboard USS Laws 57 ande 58. like to hear from some buddies.

Keywords: Willie Wilson-Smokey Burgess


Entry: 36538
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LOOKING

JOHN NIEHAUS wrote on August 27, 2003


City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who might remember my Father-in-law, Patrick F Showalter. He served on the USS Laws during the Korean war. Thanks.

Keywords:


Entry: 36357
USS LAWS (DD-558)
SHIPMATES OF LES MCCOIN 53-58

LESLIE N. MCCOIN wrote on August 19, 2003


City and State: AFTON OK

Unit: 3RD BM- USS 558 LAWS 1953-1955

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Shipmates of Les McCoin on the DD 558 Laws from 1953-1955.

Keywords:


Entry: 35240
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LAWS REUNION 2003

DANIEL SUNDBERG wrote on July 3, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Now Here This!!! The USS LAWS will be getting together for their 18th reunion in New Orleans Sept 18, 2003. If you are interested, contact me via E-Mail. Hope to see you there.
Sincerely,
Dan Sundberg


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Entry: 34559
USS LAWS (DD-558)
LAWS 1951 RECOMISSIONING CREW

JOHNIE R. MCINTYRE wrote on June 2, 2003


City and State: RICHLAND WA

Unit: GUNNERY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was transferred from the USS Gurke DD783 to the USS Laws DD558 to recomission the Laws for action in the Korean war. Now after 50 plus years I have a hard time trying to seperate those names of my friends on the Gurke from those on the Laws.

Keywords: USS Laws DD558
Looking for Tommy Stewart,Ralph Dollhopf,Ted Rowlands,Wayne Smith, Jerry McKinney, Gene McHenry, James Kirkendall, Bill Gallant, Plus anyof those guys who hung out at Al Royer's Hitching Post in Gardena California on those 72 hour liberty weekends.



Entry: 34482
USS LAWS (DD-558)
WHO WAS THE LAWS NAMED FOR?

RON LAWS wrote on May 28, 2003


City and State: MI

Unit: 63RD SIG. BATL., PHU BAI, VIETNAM

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am proud of all who served. Bless you!

Keywords: Ships name: USS Laws DD-558, ships name history?


Entry: 33698
USS LAWS (DD-558)
CREW MEMBER COOK

GARY BAGGOTT wrote on April 19, 2003


City and State: STILLWATER MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I still have a picture of our ship in a frame in my garage.

Really want to know when the next reunion is. Please e-mail me any information. Thanks.


Keywords: Nickname:Bago Personal Friends: Larry Bar Vic. and Bernie Lichnerowicz,


Entry: 33026
USS LAWS (DD-558)
DURING THE KOREAN WAR

JACK TAYLOR wrote on March 23, 2003


City and State: OXNARD CA

Unit: USS LAWS SONAR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served on the Laws 51 to 54, was in contact with some old crew members but lost them again..Where is the reunion this year 2003?

Keywords: USS LAWS DD 558


Entry: 32610
USS LAWS (DD-558)
SERVED ON THE LAWS 1952 TO 1955

ANTHONY (TONY) DIFIORE wrote on March 8, 2003


City and State: EMERALD ISLE NC

Unit: RADIO GANG

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: would like to know what happened to our ncoic, hoagy carmichael. any one hear from BM1 Gobo? how about some of the Radarmen, Mc Daniel brothers, or Ben gallant or RD1 Erpe?

Keywords: I am in contact with Doc Weigel, Ted Klym, Sam English, Albert Blair, Burton Frick. Al was our communications officer, Sam was a yoeman, Doc, Ted ,Burton and I were in the Radio gang. love to hear from other crew members.


Entry: 31965
USS LAWS (DD-558)
NOV.'53-OCT.'55

LESLIE N. MCCOIN wrote on February 12, 2003


City and State: AFTON OK

Unit: FIRST DIVISION - 3 BM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for shipmates that knew me.

Keywords: USS Laws from November 1953 to October 1955


Entry: 30448
USS LAWS (DD-558)
WAS ABOARD THE LAWS FROM 1951 TO 1955 AND WAS A BOILERMAN

BOB PARKER wrote on December 17, 2002


City and State: CARNOUSTIE UK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL OF THE REUNIONS BEFORE MOVING TO SCOTLAND. THIS IA A VERY INTERESTING WEBSITE. SOME OF THE NAMES MENTIONED I AM FIMALIAR WITH.

Keywords:


Entry: 30446
USS LAWS (DD-558)
SERVED ON THE LAWS FROM 1951 TO 1955 AND WAS A BOILERMAN

BOB PARKER wrote on December 17, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



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