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USS Catamount (LSD-17)


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Entry: 86093
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
1968-1970

MICHAEL MUNOZ wrote on April 30, 2013


City and State: EL CAJON CA

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT LSD17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any anyone who served on the Cat from 1968 to 1970

would like to hear from as we are getting older and memory going

would be nice hear from you all. Hoping to see you at reunion

this year in Branson Mo 2013



Munoz


Keywords: USS Catamount LSD17


Entry: 80195
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
EMBARKED TROOPS, 1950

JEROME BONKOWSKI wrote on August 30, 2011


City and State: LOMBARD IL

Unit: 2DBN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV (FMF)

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Boarded the Army's Sultan 12Dec50 at Hungnam for voyage to Pohang. Re-embarked on LSD-17 bound for Pusan. Major unit taken aboard was 7th Marine Regiment, retiring from Chosin Reservoir battle. I remember being in a 24-hour chow line that ran 360 degrees around the ship. We were dirty, tired, and hungry. The crew treated us like royalty. Go Navy.

Keywords: General D.I. Sultan, Hungnam; LSD-17,Pohang;
Pusan Harbor; First Marine Division, Masan. 



Entry: 76108
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
SERVED ON BOARD 1948 TO 1952

JERRY FROHLING wrote on September 10, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 68753
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR RADIOMEN/SHIPMATES

RICK HERNDON (GROSSHANS) wrote on January 19, 2009


City and State: MATHIS TX

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT, LSD-17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served on Catamount Oct. 65 through Oct. 66. Came aboard as radio striker, left as RM3. I don't see any RM or hams in the group here. When I was there, even the XO was a ham + one EM. I'm K5FNI, as I was then. Joined Catamount in Subic, with back and forth to VN and many amphibious assaults. At one point we had 19 RMs on board!

Back to San Diego in 66, where I left for Beach Jumper Unit One duty. I ran ham radio phone patches for guys to talk to their wives from west of Hawaii back to CONUS.

I was the only one of 5 Texans on board that WASN'T offered the chance by a judge to join the Navy or go to jail! I actually volunteered for the Reserves.


Keywords: Joe Bynum, Feeler,


Entry: 66894
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

JIM HERRMANN wrote on August 15, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who served from 1965 to 1968, I came aboard in the shipyards in san Diego and left in Portland.

Keywords:


Entry: 64576
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
SHIPMATES

NICOLE SEITZ wrote on March 3, 2008


City and State: LONGMONT CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to get in touch with some of the shipmates of my father. If you knew him or were stationed with him in the years from 1954-1974 please let me know.

Keywords: USS Catamount, USS Bear, Amphibious Construction Battalion #1


Entry: 64000
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
BELATED RESPONSE TO C. ANDERSON ENTRY NO. 29133

LEROY (OLEO) OOLEY wrote on January 24, 2008


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: US NAVAL RESREVES

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: This is in response to an inquirey dated 2002 by Mrs. Carole Anderson.
While we stateside we did picket duty up and down the coast. AS I remember we went from Baha to about Northern Cal. and back.
In Jan. of 55 we sailed up the coast putting in at Astora OR. and under the Golden Gate into San Fran. From there along the Alutian islands. we took on fuel at the Adak naval station. The Temp. was in the -30s
Sailing out of adak we encountered a fierce storm, which tossed us around for about 36 hours I remember our chief saying "we have sailed at full speed for 24 hours and lost 10 knots" The storm caused us to rip open a fresh water tank thus restricting the use of fresh water to feeding the boilers. When we arived in Japan we went into the shipyards and the damage to the hull was welded closed and reinforced.
From Yokuska we went to I don't remember where and took on a group of marines I am thinking about 200 men
then along with several other ships sailed down the coast of China to an island (Naknek) I am not sure of the correct name. The marines went ashore in landing craft that were stored in our well deck. Trucks and tanks were delivered in an LST. The mission was to evacuate the island, which is what happened. The natives were assembled on the beach with whatever they could carry, sprayed with a delouesr chemical and loaded into the LST. The were delivered to Tiwan. While we took our marines and their equipment back to Japan. I don't remember the time sequence, but we went into Hong Cong before starting our return journey I know that we were there on the fourth of July. We took on fuel on Guam.
Coming back we came straight accross close enough to one of the hawiian islands to see it but did not put in.
Back in the states we resumed picket duty.


Keywords: Oleo
I served aboard the uss catamount in the starboard engine room from Aug.54 to Dec. 55 I was released Just before they sailed for the A bomb tests.



Entry: 60719
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW JONATHAN HUSSEY SR

CAROLEE TAYLOR wrote on April 18, 2007


City and State: LEWISTON ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone who served on the USS Catamount during 1968-1971 knew Jonathan Hussey Sr could you please contact me via email or phone number I supplied. Thank you Carolee Taylor
(Daughter of Jonathan Hussey Sr.)


Keywords:


Entry: 59863
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR INFOMATION ON DANNY CARPENTER

DAVID PITRE wrote on January 31, 2007


City and State: SULPHUR LA

Unit: CATAMOUNT 17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: looking for DANNY CARPENTER served on cat with him 1967-1968 /also any other i served with would sure be proud to hear from them.

Keywords: USS CATAMOUNT 17


Entry: 55829
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

RICK LANDRY wrote on February 18, 2006


City and State: RIO RANCHO NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with me aboard The Cat approximately 1968 - 1969.

Keywords: Nicknames: "Rick", "Doc"


Entry: 55063
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
OPERATION REDWING

ART (CASS) CASTRO wrote on January 8, 2006


City and State: WHITTIER CA

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT LSD 17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Anyshipmates that are still kicking give me a call or message. God bless you all.

Keywords: Cass. My Personel friends were Ricardo Anaya, And Califa


Entry: 54466
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
CASS CASTRO

ART (CASS) CASTRO wrote on December 2, 2005


City and State: WHITTIER CA

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT LSD 17

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Glad to see members of the Cat being so active. I proudly served on the Cat during Operation Redwing. Ron Larsen if you read this. I am still alive and kicking. You were an Ic Electrician as I was . The Brooklyn Dodgers won that year and I remember you went nuts.To all shipmates that served on the Cat I wish a Merry Christmas to all of you. With good memories I salute you. Cass

Keywords: Operation Redwing Marshall Islands 1956


Entry: 53860
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
INFORMATION

DAVID MORLANG wrote on October 31, 2005


City and State: FALLON NV

Unit: POINT GLASS WPB82336

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to know if anyone knew if a David Dixon was on board the USS Catamount LSD-17? I recently recieved a lighter with the ship on it and was told that he might have been on it way back when. Thank you for any information anyone can send me.


Entry: 53837
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
SHIPMATES

LARRY STAPLETON wrote on October 30, 2005


City and State: BEDIAS TX

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: While aboard ship most of us went by last name,nickname
wondering if there is a list by years with full names
maybe states or other info to help find old shipmates
I came up with about 50 names but mostly just the last.
I was aboard the USS CATAMOUNT LSD 17 FROM SEPT 1963-
AUG 1966 anyone knowing of a way find out this would
maybe help us to locate old buddies, for our next
reunion thanks (stape)bm3 1st div.


Keywords: (stape


Entry: 50512
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
GREG

MICHAEL MUNOZ wrote on April 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for greg in 1st div. on the cat in the year of 68'-70 when she was decommissioen in breminton wash.

Keywords: boatsenmate 3rd class


Entry: 48644
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

WARREN DRESS wrote on February 2, 2005


City and State: ARLINGTON TX

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT LSD17

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for documentation of duty in viet nam
1965-1966. call or email like to hear from old shipmates


Keywords:


Entry: 45573
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
LOOKING FOR RUBEN GONZALEZ MAY BE MISS SPELED

TERRY BRAWDY wrote on September 2, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for ruben Gonzales name may be mis spelled served with me in 1967 - 1968 his wifs name was gladys

Keywords: USS CAtamount LSD 17
Ruben Gonzalez



Entry: 41102
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
JAMES MCMINN AND FRED LOWE

RICK WEBSTER wrote on February 20, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for good friends of my father Rick Webster who served on the USS Catamount during 1965 and 1966. Fred was stationed at Mare Island with him and they got to see James once while there. He would really like to get in contact with them and talk about old times.

Keywords: Fred Lowe and James McMinn


Entry: 36851
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
USS CATAMOUNT LSD 17

CAROLYN WILLIS WOODSON wrote on September 11, 2003


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to find a picture and information on the USS Catamount. My father Clarence L. Willis served on the Catamount and I am trying to create a book of his military service. He was at Pearl Harbor on the USS Pennsylvania on December 7, 1941. My father died May 8, 1974. I would like his grandchildren to know of his service to our great country. Thank you for your help.

Keywords: USS CATAMOUNT LSD 17


Entry: 30541
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
TRYING TO FIND SHIP'S DIAGRAM

SCOTT WADE wrote on December 20, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for a diagram of the ship or even a picture of the ship that my granfather served on during the war. I would like to give it to him as a present. I think that in his remaining time; it would make him feel proud and help him remember the courageous service he performed so that I can be here today.

Keywords: My grandfather told me his nickname was "Sparky"


Entry: 30395
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
USS CATAMOUNT LSD-17 CUFF LINKS

JOHN JAMES wrote on December 14, 2002


City and State: DELEON SPGS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I found and am offering on eBay a set of cuff
links which bear the emblem for the USS Catamount.
If anyone is interested, go to eBay and type in
USS Catamount and you will be taken to that item.


Keywords: USS Catamount


Entry: 29524
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
MRS. ANDY

RONALD LARSON wrote on November 12, 2002


City and State: HELENA MT

Unit: USS CATAMOUNT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Mrs. Andy,
The Catamount was in the hydrogen bomb tests from January 1956 thru August 1956. I was a crew member. You can get a full list of her duty locations by logging on to U.S.S. Catamount, where you will get a history of all her duty locations and dates.
Very sorry for your loss. Be proud he served!
Ron Larson


Keywords:


Entry: 29133
USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-17)
'ANDY' ANDERSON

CAROLE ANDERSON wrote on October 28, 2002


City and State: NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Can anyone give me a run-down of where the Catamount was deployed in 1954 and 1955. I am trying to establish Andy's participation in the A-bomb tests in the South Pacific. I know he was in the Tachen Islands Evacuation in Feb. 1955 aboard the Catamount. Andy died of brain cancer in 1997. Thank you "Mrs. Andy"

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