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Entry: 89343
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
GM1 GERALD HERMSEN

PATRICK HERMSEN wrote on July 18, 2014


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: VP-46

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Wondering if anyone on this site remembers my father GM2 Gerald (Jerry) Hermsen? I believe he was aboard 52-53? He told me a few stories about not having water and having to drink tomato juice for days, weeks on end. He also told me about a night battle with shore installations. Does anyone have any details?



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Entry: 84608
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
LSMR 517 JAME JM SOLOMON

JAMES SOLOMON SR. wrote on November 8, 2012


City and State: LAKE CITY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: My father james major solomon sr JM was assigned to
the USS LSMR 517 around 1951. He has passed now and i
have heard very few stories about his time onboard
this vessel. I would be very greatfull if anyone has
pics or stories to share..



Entry: 73327
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
EDWARD AND RICARD BEASLEY

BRAD BEASLEY wrote on January 28, 2010


City and State: BARNWELL SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My father (EDWARD BEASLEY) and uncle (RICHARD BEASLEY)serverd together aboard LSMR 412 during the period of 1951-52. I would like to hear from any of thier shipmates and any stories they may have to share. My name is Brad Beasley (a former Marine) My father, Edward Beasley (80 years old ) is still living but my uncle Richard Beasley passed away in the early 1970's. Any info or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: LSMR 412(rocket) 1951-1952


Entry: 72062
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
REST IN PEACE

CENNIE MOORE-FISHER wrote on October 24, 2009


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Floyd W. Moore, 75yrs old, passed away last year on April 27, 2008, at OHSU Veterans Hospital. He is burried at the Willamatte Natonal Cemetary (WNC). He is survived by all of his children, his brother, his wife, and his friends.

Thank you for being his friend, he loves all of us dearly. For those of you who were trying to contact him, you are more than welcome to visit him at WNC.

Also, I would love to hear stories from anyone who knew him.

Cennie Moore-Fisher


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Entry: 69387
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
US NAVY LSMR 412

CARLOS VALDEZ JR. wrote on March 6, 2009


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: LSMR 412

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Just spoke with Dad(Carlos R. VALDEZ) about the 412. Read off some of the ship members. He recalls Rick and Laurie. Has lots of stories. One about hitting a whale and bent the shaft. The CPT. calls down to the engine room and asked ENS. Laurie "what the hell is wrong down there?" Laurie relpies "If we knew what hell is wrong we'd fix it!" Ship goes to Pearl H. for repairs. Story about no fresh water for extended periods. The ship bumming fresh water from other ships. Also going topside when it is annouced it's raining outside. Members go out to bath. Dad has lots of pictures of the 412. Hope to download one day soon. My Dad is near 80yrs. old. He would like to hear from his ship mates. (1950-52?) (210)223-4945

Keywords: US Navy, 1950-52? LSMR 412


Entry: 66749
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
PLANK OWNER

NORMAN BROWN wrote on August 1, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was in the original crew that commissioned the 412 at Charlston, Sc in 1944 and was aboard til Oct. 1948

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Entry: 64970
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
LSMR412

CENNIE MOORE wrote on March 28, 2008


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father is trying to locate his buddies/friends from the Korean War. He is ill now but he is still interested in re-connecting with his buddies. If you knew my father please contact me, I am his daughter Cennie, LuCe_411@hotmail.com or 503.706.2491. Thank you.

Keywords: LSMR412 and any other ships (see Floyd W. Moore's entry)


Entry: 58965
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
THOMAS SHANLEY

THOMAS SHANLEY III wrote on September 20, 2006


City and State: ALLEN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Thomas H. Shanley Jr. was on the USS LSMR 412 1950-51? and am now just finding out about his tour of duty, and was curious to see if anyone knew him. Unfortunately he died at the age of 41 and I am trying to reconstruct what his time in the navy was like. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 54614
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
LSMR 412

L. WAYNE (CORKEY) NORTH wrote on December 13, 2005


City and State: DEER HARBOR WA

Unit: LSMR 412

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served from Dec. 1950 to May 15 1952 when I was transfered at sea between Pearl and Midway to APA 45, HENRICO, with mean apendix, at the time I was EN3.
Have seen Dick Kroeg in '55 and H.(Jack)Dempsey in '95.
Jack pasted away a couple years back, in Oklahoma.
I Found this page when searching for material for a book for the grandkid's family history. Was surprised at the interest in our "R". Merry Christmas. North.


Keywords: Corkey


Entry: 49800
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
LSMR 412 ROCKET SHIP VETERAN

LINDEN ALLEN BOWMAN wrote on March 27, 2005


City and State: BLACKSBURG VA

Unit: USS LSMR 412--COMLSRDIV 32

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the COMLSRDIV 32 staff on the LSMR 412 as a yeoman from January 1951 until April 1953. I have recently been in touch with Bill Humphries who was a LT on the Division staff and with Ralph Hager who was a storekeeper on the staff. I would like to hear from other people who where on the 412 during this period.

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Entry: 48332
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER

JOE HITCH wrote on January 22, 2005


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: FIRE CONTROLMAN LSMR 517

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served From Oct. 1950 - Nov.1952

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Entry: 46442
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
USS LSMR 412

PORTER SMITH wrote on October 24, 2004


City and State: GAITTHERSBURG MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was supply officer and senior watch officer on the 412. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Edgar Carr who was communication officer and Henry[Mank] Paine who was engineering officef and Walter Alexander who was my 1/C petty officer.Call toll free at 1 800 952 3906.

Keywords: 3rd winter patrols, 1952/ 1953 Korean War/ USS LSMR 412/ Yellow Sea/ Chodo.


Entry: 46441
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
USS LSMR 412

PORTER SMITH wrote on October 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 46440
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
USS LSMR 412

PORTER SMITH wrote on October 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 36527
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
I GOOFED

RICHARD L. ( DICK) HUMPHREYS wrote on August 27, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: ComDiv 34 is wrong.....it should be ComLSRDiv32

Thanks

Dick Humphreys
Waterford, Michigan


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Entry: 36505
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
USS LSMR 412 STAFF COMDIV 34

RICHARD L. ( DICK) HUMPHREYS wrote on August 26, 2003


City and State: WATERFORD MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hi Dave. You probably don't remember me from Staff, I was a YNSN on the staff.

Lee Bowman was YN1. Bobby Lee Sample was RM1. And Dave Keener was RMSN. CMD R. G. Laurie was Flag Officer.

THe LSMR 412 was decommissioned in '55. I think. Staff was decommissioined in Oct of '54. I got an early out in November of '54.

Sincerely

Dick Humphreys
Waterford, Michigan


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Entry: 34399
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
YEOMAN LOMAX

DAVE LOMAX wrote on May 26, 2003


City and State: TIGARD OR

Unit: USS LSMR 412 - LST 1080

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am putting this web site as a favorite and am going to update my Korean War service biography and perhaps send it to this site if anyone is interested.

Keywords: I am a former LSMR 412 yeoman who served during the Korean conflict aboard her.


Entry: 32018
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
MY E-MAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED!

CENNIE MOORE wrote on February 14, 2003


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the daughter of Floyd W. Moore, those of you who are trying to reach my father please do not give up! You can reach my father through me, so please give me a call or e-mail me.

Thank you,
much love Cennie


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Entry: 25876
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
CHANGE OF INFORMATION REQUIRED

CENNIE MOORE wrote on May 29, 2002


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: At the very end of my Dad's story he misstakenly said he retired in 1993, but really he retired in 1973. He asked me today to fix that for him. Thanks

Cennie L. Moore


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Entry: 24949
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
I HAVE PICTURES OF COMPANY 502

MICHELLE GREPONNE wrote on April 24, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have several pictures also Us navy war photograph book 1941 edition compiled by e Steichen looking to sell all make offer

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Entry: 24020
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
WANTED USS LSMR 502 PHOTOS

MIKE LOHMAN wrote on March 17, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any photo's of the USS LSMR 502.

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Entry: 11334
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
A TRIP TO CHINAMPO

WALTER FLANARY wrote on August 28, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: HCBG
.... .-.- -... --.

NTUA/PATCH 12
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THE FIRST DAYS - A DIARY BY WALTER FLANARY ET3 ON BOARD THE LSMR 412

2 SEPTEMBER,1952


SATURDAY, 30 AUGUST -AT 0830 WE LEFT SASEBO, JAPAN STEAMING TOWARDS DAIDO KO NEAR CHINAMPO KOREA, DAIDO KO IS A HARBOR ON THE WEST COAST OF KOREA ABOVE THE THIRTY-EIGTH PARALLEL.


SUNDAY, 31 AUGUST- WE ARE NOW STEAMING AROUND THE HORN OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA. FROM HERE WE WILL PROCEED NORTHWARD TO THE FORWARD AREA. CHO DO AND SOKU TO ARE TWO ISLANDS SITUATED ABOUT FIVE MILES OFF THE KOREAN MAINLAND, THEY ARE OCCUPIED BY THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES AND KOREAN GUERILLAS, OUR JOB IS TO SEE THAT THEY STAY THAT WAY. OF PRIME IMPORTANCE IS CHO DO FOR AN ARMY RADAR STATION IS LOCATED THERE.


MONDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER- AT 0830 WE HOVE TO AT TAEJONG, ANOTHER ISLAND OFF THE COAST. TAEJONG IS APPROXIMATELY FIFTY MILES BELOW THE OPERATING AREA. ANCHORED OFF THE ISLAND WAS THE ENGLISH CRUISER NEWCASTLE AND THE ENGLISH TANKER,WAKE SOVEREIGN, WE RE-FUELED FROM THE SOVEREIGN WHILE THE CAPTAIN AND THE COMMODORE(COMLSRDIV32) WERE IN CONFERENCE WITH THE TASK FORCE COMMANDER. AT NOON WE DEPARTED FROM TAEJONG FOR THE FORWARD AREA. AT ABOUT 1700 WE MOORED ALONGSIDE THE LSMR 527(WHO WE WERE TO RELIEVE) AND PROCEEDED TO EXCHANGE MOVIES AND LOADS OF SMALL TALK, AS SOON AS WE ARRIVED AN O.R.I. PARTY WENT ABOARD THE 7 BOAT. O.R.I. IS AN OPERATIONAL READINESS INSPECTION. CAN YOU IMAGINE SUCH AN INSPECTION JUST AFTER COMPLETING 14 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE ? HERE STARTS WHAT PROMISES TO BE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. THE ENGLISH ARE THE BOSSES UP HERE AND THEIR CALL SIGN IS "ABUSE ONE". IT WOULD SEEM AS IF THEY WERE USED TO DISHING OUT PLENTY OF IT, ABUSE THAT IS, WHILE WE WERE FOOLING AROUND MOORED TO THE 7 BOAT IT SEEMS THAT WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROCEEDING TOWARDS OUR STATION. SO OLD ABUSE CALLS AND SAYS, "IT'S HIGH TIME ONE OF YOU (THE 7 OR THE 12 BOAT) GETS STARTED FOR YOUR STATION. AS IF THAT WEEREN'T ENOUGH HE CALLS TEN MINUTES LATER-NEITHER OF US HAD MOVED AN INCH---- AND SAYS "TIME, MARCHES ON". WELL, I GUESS SOMEBODY FINALLY GOT THE IDEA THAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO MOVE OUT BECAUSE A LITTLE AFTER SUNSET WE WENT TO 1A AND MOVED DOWN THE CHANNEL TOWARDS OUR STATION(1), WHEN WE WERE ABOUT HALF ~WAY DOWN ROUTE CIGARETTE(2) , ABEAM OF BANJO SHO , THE 7 BOAT CALLED AND SAID THAT THEY WERE BEING FIRED UPON. THE 7 WAS APPROXIMATEY 2OOO YARDS IN FRONT OF US, THEN THEY CALLED US AND TOLD US THAT THEY OBSERVED TRACERS ASTERN OF US, WE WERE GETTING SHOT AT AND WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT· UPON REACHIWG OUR STATION BLACKBURN ANCHORAGE, WE ANCHORED AND SECURED FROM 1A TO CONDITION THREE. NOTHING EVENTFUL HAPPENED DURING THE NIGHT.


TUESDAY,2 SEPTEMBER - AT 0500 WE HOISTED, ANCHOR AND SAILED FOR THE DAYTIME ANCHORAGE. AND SO WE ANCHORED AND STARTED A REGULAR WORKING DAY.





(1)THE NORMAL PROCEDEURE WAS TO GO TO THE ANCHORAGE(STATION) AFTER DARK AND ANCHOR IN POSITION USING RADAR. THE NEXT MORNING THE NAVIGATOR(LT. SPITZ ?) WOULD CHECK TO SEE HOW CLOSE WE HAD MADE IT TO THE ASSIGNED LOCATION BY VISUAL SIGHTINGS.

(2) IT WAS MY INTENTION TO GET A COPY OF THE CHART WE USED FOR GOING ON STATION TO COMPLEMENT THIS DIARY. ALL THE SWEPT CHANNELS AND ANCHORAGES WERE NOTED IN COLOR WITH THEIR CODE NAMES. NEVER HOPPEN.


Keywords: LSMR 412


Entry: 11287
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
JAPANEESE CHART

WALTER FLANARY wrote on August 26, 2000


City and State:

Unit: LSMR 412 1952-1953

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Joe Goldwine, I had just been relieved on the search radar when that rock nearly got us. I slept on the starboard side and was in my bunk when it happened.The hole was beneath our compartment The deck raised up. In my shorts I appeared on deck armed with two combat knives and the 45 from CIC. The Japaneese chart had soundings every 16/th of an inch. The rock was shown, just a fly speck. Can't remember who relieved me, perhaps Wilson or Tafoya?

Glad to see the interest in the old 12 boat. I welcome any response and will try to dig up some memorabilia.


Keywords: ET onthe 412 during the period Dec 1951- June 1953


Entry: 5738
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER

KEVIN RICK wrote on December 20, 1999


City and State: SUGAR GROVE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for any shipmates that may have known my father, the late "Walter Arthur Rick". Better known as "Sparky" aboard the LSMR 412 in Korea, Walter was an Electrician. I am in the process of creating a Website in memory of my father's Naval Service during WWII and Korea. Any information would be beneficial to this project.
Thanks!


Keywords: LSMR 412


Entry: 5694
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
USS LSMR 517

ROY TELLER wrote on December 18, 1999


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for reunions of USS LSMR 517 for my father, a Navy veteran of Korea from 1952-1953.

Keywords: USS LSMR 517


Entry: 4633
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
BILL KLINE

BILL KLINE wrote on November 9, 1999


City and State: GROOM TX

Unit: SHIPS COMPANY, ELDORADO

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Also spent time on board the LSMR's 409 and 412 as a part of Cdr. Melvin Bustards ComLSRDiv32 staff. Was on board during the Inchon and Wonsan landings in the early 50's. A chinese shipmate is still my friend after 50 years, who lives in a suburb of Los Angeles.

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Entry: 4076
LSMR-412 ROCKET LAUNCHER
USS LSMR 412

JOE GOLDWINE wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: ENCINO CA

Unit: USS LSMR 412

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a 3rd Electricans Mate when the ship ran down that rock off the West Coast of Korea on Oct 30, 1952. We tried to sink it with our 5 inch but couldn't so we cap't ordered us to ram it. It's hard to sink a rock 20 feet high. Cap't though it was a sanpan. We spent 30 days in drydock in Sasabo fixing it up, best shore liberty we had in Japan.

Keywords: LSMR 412 Korea 1952 and 1953



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