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USS Mathews (AKA-96)


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Entry: 87908
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA96

DEAN L. (PETE) RASMUSSEN wrote on December 15, 2013


City and State: RED BLUFF CA

Unit: E-DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My brother and I both served aboard the Mathews at the same time we were both in E Div.
My nickname was Pete and Jerry was called Little Pete I was aboard from 61-63


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Entry: 87300
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA96

ROBERT ( BOB) JOHNSON wrote on September 27, 2013


City and State: URBANDALE IA

Unit: M DIV

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: w

would like to hear from anyone aboard during that time
I have talked to Forrest Smith MM3 and I am looking for Norman
Akins,


Keywords: uss mathewa aka96 55-57


Entry: 82687
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS

PHIL KROMER wrote on April 6, 2012


City and State: ASHEVILLE NC

Unit: NAVIGATION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Came aboard Feb. 1955 as QMSN with Benny Valeu, Hank
Fisher, Tom Akerstrom And Eric Freehafer straight out
of Class A School in Bainbridge, MD. Made the
Pribiloff Run in '55 and Far East in '56. Left for
Orange County LST-1068 as QM2.

Have kept in touch with ET Gene Fowler all these years
and have since made contact with Tom Akerstrom and Bob
Boeglin.


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Entry: 82614
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
KOREAN VETS

ROD FRY wrote on March 29, 2012


City and State: CHINO CA

Unit: USS MATHEWS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: The Mathews spent a lot of time in Korea, so this may
of interest to some: June 25 2012 will be Korean War
Memorial Day in Oregon . It will represent all
states. Here is the contact:
Neil M. McCain, Commander
Department of Oregon, KWVA
541 660 6104
http://www.kwvador.com/kwvaservice.html
I was on the Mathews 1961-1965



Entry: 78174
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA- 96

DONALD RESKE wrote on March 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit: HOSPITAL DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served aboard the USS Mathews from March-Oct of 1955. I remember serving with Houtz, DuCoin, and Hall who was from Texas. I would enjoy coresponding with anyone who remembers me. I was from Detroit, Mich.

Keywords: Known as "Doc".


Entry: 73258
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
1960-63

DEAN L. (PETE) RASMUSSEN wrote on January 23, 2010


City and State: RED BLUFF CA

Unit: E-DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was in E division from 1960-63 West Pac, Cuban Missle trip in 1962

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Entry: 69963
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
NEED HELP WITHVA CLAIM

ARMANDO DEL REAL SR. wrote on April 23, 2009


City and State: WHITTIER CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS ALSO CALLED DEL,I WAS FRIENDS WITH BOB BOYER,DAVID BORDALAIS,THOMAS FRASIER, JOE ARVALO,DEAN ELKINS. ROSALEO CANO AND CHRIS LARA .I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM AND POSSIBLY GET TOGETHER WITH SOME OF MY OLD SHIPMATES.

Keywords: USS MATTHEWS AKA96 FROM 1964-1966. NEED INFO OF ANYONE LANDING ON BEACH AND UNLOADING 55 GAL DRUMS WHICH CONTAINED AGENT ORANGE. ALSO NEED INFO IF ANYONE REMEMBERS GETTING COMBAT PAY FOR BEING ON THE MIKE BOATS DURING THAT TIME FRAME . I WAS A STORE KEEPER,STRIKER, IN SECOND DIV. DECK FORCE.


Entry: 69354
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96

VINCENT BREZINSKY JR. wrote on March 3, 2009


City and State: PLAINFIELD IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My dad graduated Great Lakes in 1948 then to New Jersey for more school..back to California and then finally in 1951, on the re-commisioned USS Mathews.. He was the supply store keeper from 1951- 1953. These were, without a doubt, the best years of his life. My dad turned 80, last November, and he's beginning to lose some of his memory from the beginning of Alzheimers disease..However, he loves to talk about the Navy, so if anyone would like to contact him, please don't hesitate.. Thanks to all for their service to our country as well..Don't think that's heard often enough!

Keywords: GREAT LAKES APRIL, 1948
NEW JERSEY and CALIFORNIA 1948-51
USS MATHEWS..51-53



Entry: 68727
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS. MATHEWS AKA96

OSCAR OBEL JR. wrote on January 18, 2009


City and State: AZLE TX

Unit: ET SHOP

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: SERVED ON ABOARD USS MATHEWS FROM 1961 TILL 1964
1ST AS E3 STRIKER FROM A SCHOOL, LEFT AS LEADING ET
THE DAYS I SPENT ON BOARD WERE THE BEST YEARS OF MAY LIFE. EVERY PORT WE HIT WAS LIKE A NEW ADVENTER.WISH I COULD RELIVE THEM A OVER AGAIN. IN 1980 I REINLISTED INTO THE NAVY RESERVES AND IN 1996 ON DEC THE 7TH AT ABOUT 1:00 I RETIRED WITH 22 YRS AND 6 MONTHS. AT 68 I AM STILL WORKING FULL TIME AND IN GOOD HEALTH. IF ANY ONE REMEMBERS ME SEND ME AN E-MAIL AND I WILL ANSWER. SMOOTH SAILING TO EVERYONE!!


Keywords: CUBAN CRISIS


Entry: 68385
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96

RON BROWN wrote on December 25, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: was onboard from late 1966 to 1968 I was engineman on LCM #1 Then tranfered to ComFibRon 11 my nickname was JIMMY

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Entry: 67800
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
CREW PICTURES

LEROY (ROY) RYAN wrote on November 10, 2008


City and State: OREGON CITY OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served from 1955-58 in the engine room.I also have the names of all 3 duty sections in my old green "steamers book." I have a lot of b/w pictures but I cannot identify many. Can you help out?

I am looking for anyone that remembers me being put in a leg cast while we were in the Phillipines. Also anyone remembering me hurting my back during the cruise to the Pribiloff Islands in 1956.
Ryan MM2


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Entry: 66674
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
FRIENDS OF MY DAD

RONALD ELLINGTON wrote on July 27, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: HE WAS A QM DURING 50 TO 54 HIS NAME WAS WILLIAM THOMAS ELLINGTON, TOM OR TOMMY FROM BURLINGTON NC I HAVE PICTURE OF HIM BUT IT IS NOT VERY LEDGIBLE BUT IF ANY OF YOU KNEW HIM I WOULD SURE LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU, AND THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. HIS SON, RONALD ELLINGTON


Entry: 65111
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
LOOKING FOR ANY ONE

GEORGE NELLESEN JR. wrote on April 6, 2008


City and State: SAN MARCOS CA

Unit: USS MATHEWS AKA96 1954-1958

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Had a great time on the Mathews would not change it for the world.

Keywords: Nick name Nellie
Would like to get hold of Bennie Graham Or any of the old crew



Entry: 63703
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
MATHEWS

BOB BOEGLIN wrote on January 6, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone serving at the same time.

Keywords: Served aboard Mathews 55 -58 Fresh out of boot at Great Lakes.


Entry: 62347
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
PICTURES OF USS MATHEWS

ROD FRY wrote on September 19, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: For those interested you can view pictures and history on the USS Mathews at http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02/02096.htm
I was Radarman and DJ on KAMA on board radio station till 1965
Rod Fry


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Entry: 60406
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
QM-3

HARVEY COFFEY wrote on March 20, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was on board from dec. 1957 to jan.1959. I worked on the bridge and would like to talk with anyone on board during that time.

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Entry: 56258
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
1961 TO 1963

WILLIAM LEE wrote on March 16, 2006


City and State: MASON CITY IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served onboard from 1961 to 1963. Was in First Div. and later the signal bridge. Left as SM3

Keywords: Left USS Mathews to serve with COMPHIBRON 5 Staff onboard USS Paul Revere APA 248


Entry: 56257
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
1961 TO 1963

WILLIAM LEE wrote on March 16, 2006


City and State: MASON CITY IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served onboard from 1961 to 1963. Was in First Div. and later the signal bridge. Left as SM3

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Entry: 55516
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
1953 - 1955

CARL B. ST. JOHN wrote on February 1, 2006


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit: USS MATHEWS AKA 96

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served aboard the Mathews as an IC Electrician from June 1953 through October 1956. We were involved in transferring N. Korean prisoners of war and resupplying the Priblof Islands among many of duties.

This was quite an experience for a Kansas farm boy and I thoroughly enjoyed.

I would like to hear from any shipmate who served with me.


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Entry: 52716
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
WAYNE MOUDY - 1963 - 1965

WAYNE MOUDY wrote on August 19, 2005


City and State: TAYLORSVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Being aboard the Mathews was a great experience for a Hillbilly kid from the Missouri Ozarks. I was often teased about joining the Navy to get a pair of shoes and to see people. WestPac cruise was a real eye-opener. I made some great friends while in the Navy and saw places and things I would never have otherwise experienced.

I've been married for 37 years and have three sons, three terrific daughters-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren. I have been blessed beyond measure.
Wayne


Keywords: USS Mathews, AKA96


Entry: 52658
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96

EDWARD MCHUGH wrote on August 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS ABOARD THE MATHEWS FOR A SHORT WHILE WITH A BUNCH OF OTHER GUYS AWAITING A SCHOOL WE WERE ASSIGNED TO THE E T SHACK. MADE 1 SHORT CRUISE TO OKINOWA AND JAPAN. YOU MAY REMEMBER ME AS THE GUY WHO GOT SUCKERED WITH A DOGGING WRENCH ONE NIGHT AFTER LIBERTY IN JAPAN. I BELIEVE THE GUY WHO HIT ME WAS NAMED VAN HILL. HE WAS A QM 3 AFTER THE COURT MARSHAL HE WAS A E 1. E T 3 ART MERRIT, JIM OLIVERI AND JOHN LAYTON ARE THE ONLY GUYS I REMEMBER WELL.


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Entry: 51876
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
AKA 96 PLAQUE

STEVE UVA wrote on July 5, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My pops served on AKA 96 as a Signalman during WWII ('44-'45). I belive he said that the ship let him off in San Pedro, CA after the surrender sometime. The Maritime musuem in San Pedro still has the plaque of AKA 96. Think it's right inside the door on the left.....

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Entry: 51446
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96 53-54

JIM ROE JR. wrote on June 10, 2005


City and State: OR

Unit: M DIV

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 51444
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96 53-54

JIM ROE wrote on June 10, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Was a BT3 and servered as oil and water king. OPERATION BIG SWITCH
hauling prisioner to Inchon Korea.


Keywords: USNS TONGUE POINT 51-52, SUB GROUP 1
USS MATHEWS AKA 96 53-54



Entry: 51442
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96 53-54

JIM ROE wrote on June 10, 2005


City and State: OR

Unit: M DIV

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 51422
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
B DIVISION 1953 9 15 TO 1954 7 13

JIM ROE JR. wrote on June 9, 2005


City and State: OR

Unit: B DIV

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 50880
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
SERVED ON THE USS MATHEWS FROM MARCH 55 TO SEP 57

TOM KEMP wrote on May 16, 2005


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 50856
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
INTRESTED IN REUNION INFORMATION FROM 1955-1956

OLIN HARDWICK wrote on May 14, 2005


City and State: MERIDIAN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Intrested in reunions with fellow shipmates. I was a Supply Officer on board from 12/55 to 12/56
I Would look forward to hearing from anyone who may have information on reunions from this time period.


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Entry: 50731
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA-96

DICK MILLHOLLIN wrote on May 10, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served aboard late 1958 to early 1960. Would sure like to know how to get a roster of ships company for that time.

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Entry: 50408
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
MATHEWS RADIO STATION ETC

ROD FRY wrote on April 25, 2005


City and State: CHINO CA

Unit: RADAR

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I did most of my navy time abaord the Mathews..3rd div then into Radar school and back to the Mathews . Started the on board Radio Sation KAMA . Left in 1965 and went into TV and Radio..I am now in Radio LA area with a new name "Chuck Wilder " We saw the last "H" bomb set of Christmas Island..Cuban Crisis etc.

Keywords: Big Rod KAMA


Entry: 50379
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS 62 - 66

BILL MARSHALL wrote on April 24, 2005


City and State: CLINTON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I went aboard 10/62 as a e-2 Radarman stricker. Left 12/65 as 2ND Class Radarman.

Keywords: USS Mathews


Entry: 49704
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS 1953-1956

DONALD BURLEW wrote on March 22, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was aboard the Mathews from spring of 53 to Oct 1956 departing Machinist Mate 1st. Made the far east cruise to far east and Korea and operation big switch transporting POWs from Koje Do to Inchon in 53. Drydock in Portland Ore. and Pribalof isle trip in 55. Back to Far east in 56 and reinactment of Iwo Jima landing and back to Long Beach in Oct for discharge

Keywords: USS Mathews 1953-56


Entry: 48927
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
U.S.S. MATHEWS 1953-56

RICHARD SIMEONOFF wrote on February 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit: I C ELECTICIAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was stationed on U.S.S. Mathews from 1953-56. I was a I.C. Electican. Would like to hear from anyone from that time period.

Keywords: U.S.S. Mathews 1953-56


Entry: 48883
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
1953-54 GUNNERY DIVISION

GEORGE CHAPPELL III wrote on February 12, 2005


City and State: CITRA FL

Unit: GUNNERY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 48345
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
U S S MATHEWS AKA 96

OLIVER BASS wrote on January 23, 2005


City and State: WHITNEY TX

Unit: U S S MATHEWS AKA 96

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served aboard Mathews 1952 -1954. Would like to

correspond with any other crew members. Any

reunions in the near future?


Keywords: Operation Big Switch - Korea


Entry: 45818
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
GREETING SHIPMATES!

BRUCE BLEVINS wrote on September 15, 2004


City and State: RITTMAN OH

Unit: USS MATHEW AKA96

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was working in Ship's office in 1968 when the USS Mathews AKA-96 was decommissioned at the Naval Shipyards in San Deigo, CA. Anyone who served aboard during this era of the ships history get in touch.

Keywords: Served on board as Seaman,in First Division and as 1st Division Yeoman, then as Petty Officer 3rd Class, Personnelman 1965-1968. Made three curises to Vietnam.


Entry: 45558
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
GEORGE M. MCMINN, MY DAD.

SHEILA MCMINN BROWN wrote on August 31, 2004


City and State: COTTONDALE AL

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for individuals who served aboard the Mathews with my dad, George M. McMinn, BMC,Craftmaster,tugboat captain. Years 1963-1966? Need to know my father, was he a good CPO,was he anyone's mentor? Thanks Sheila

Keywords: Vietnam-USS Mathews (AKA96) 1963-1966


Entry: 44987
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96 (1960-63)

DONALD HARDER wrote on August 4, 2004


City and State: NEWTON KS

Unit: USS MATHEWS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Just looking for anyone who may have served on the Mathews from 1960-1963.

Keywords: IC 2


Entry: 40713
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96

GEORGE NELLESEN wrote on February 9, 2004


City and State: SAN MARCOS CA

Unit: STOREKEEPER

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served on board March 1954 thru April 1958

Keywords: USS Mathews AKA96


Entry: 34510
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
SHIP BUILDERS PLANS FOR USS MATHEWS

JOE GREEN wrote on May 30, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

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Entry: 33190
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96

GLENN SIDES wrote on March 30, 2003


City and State: SALISBURY NC

Unit: USS MATHEWS AKA96

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS, AND FOR ANY REUNION INFORMATION.

Keywords:


Entry: 33169
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
REUNION USS MATHEWS

GLENN SIDES wrote on March 29, 2003


City and State: SALISBURY NC

Unit: USS MATHEWS AKA96

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 32763
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
REUNION

GERALD MAY wrote on March 13, 2003


City and State: BOULDER CITY NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

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Entry: 31831
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
CREW INFORMATION 51-55

ERVIN HICKS wrote on February 8, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS Mathews AKA 96 1951 1955

Keywords:


Entry: 28582
USS MATHEWS (AKA-96)
USS MATHEWS AKA 96

HARVEY B. COFFEY wrote on October 1, 2002


City and State: NOBLE OK

Unit: QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I WAS ON BOARD FROM DEC.1957/JAN. 1959 and WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH ANYONE WHO WAS ALSO. E-MAIL OR
CALL ME.


Keywords: QUARTERMASTER/SIGNELMAN
PREBELOF ISL. TRIP




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