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USS Perkins (DDR-877)


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Entry: 89285
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
BRONZE STAR MEDAL & V

T.E. MOORE wrote on July 7, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: The Bronze Star Medal & Combat-V was awarded to BT2 Rayford M. Gallman,USN, USS
Perkins-DDR-877, 27,Oct. 1952.


Keywords: Bronze Star Medal & Combat V --- USS Perkins-DDR-877 --- 27,Oct.1952 ---
BT2 Rayford M. Gallman,USN ---Korean War



Entry: 82846
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
DAN ELBERT JACKSON

MARSHA HOGARD wrote on April 23, 2012


City and State: COLUMBIA LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Obituary


DAN ELBERT JACKSON Sr.

Graveside services were held for Dan Elbert Jackson
Sr., 77, of Houston, TX on Saturday, November 13,
2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Paschal's Cemetery, West
Monroe, LA. Father Frank Coens will officiate under
the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe,
LA.
Dan was born December 19, 1932 in Monroe, LA, son of
the late Youlyous and Maude Jackson and passed away
in Houston, TX October 25, 2010. Dan was a Navy
Veteran and served aboard the USS Perkins. He was a
member of the Tin Can Sailors and lifetime member of
the VFW. He was the best gaming machine technician
there ever was. He was a loving husband, father,
father in law, papaw, great papaw and friend.
He is survived by 2 sons, Dan Jackson Jr. and wife
Lisa, of Houston, TX; Roland Jackson of League City,
TX; 1 daughter, Renee Jackson of Galveston, TX;
sister in law Bessie Mae Jackson of Monroe, LA; 4
grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; many Nephews
and Nieces and his four legged babies, Tiger and
Lucy.
He is preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth
Jackson.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com


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Entry: 81610
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
KOREAN WAR EXPERIENCES AND PHOTOS

STEVE SURKO wrote on January 4, 2012


City and State: CHEVY CHASE MD

Unit: USS PERKINS (DDR-877)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Alexander Surko, served aboard USS Perkins
(DDR-877) during the Korean War. I believe he was the
CIC Officer. He doesn't talk much about the Korean
War, except to express his rage with some
photographers who took pictures of wounded shipmates
being taken off Perkins after the ship was hit by
enemy shore fire. He notes with pride that Perkins
set the Navy's all-time record for continuous days on
the bombline. And he likes to talk about wardroom
raids for the Esther Williams pennant. I'm looking
for any stories and/or photos shipmates would care to
share from the Korean War. Thanks.


Keywords: bombline, Esther Williams


Entry: 80590
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOOKING FOR PHOTOS EARLY 1940 TO 1960 MAINLY KOREAN WAR

MICHAEL HUMPHRIES wrote on October 4, 2011


City and State: COVINGTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any photos of the crew members during the
Korean war on the U.S.S. Perkins for my father, he lost
he stuff during a fire and I am trying to help him find
old photos, his name was Gene Humphries from Covington,
VA, 24426 please email me anything you have. Many Thanks


Keywords: Korean war, friends, USS Perkins, 1940-1960


Entry: 75858
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
TRYING TO FIND LOUIS PIERCE THAT SERVED WITH ME ON THE USS PERKINS 877 IN THE EARLY 50'S

JOH WAGNER wrote on August 20, 2010


City and State: ABSECON NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: PLEASE CALL IF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN LOCATE HIM AND TALK TO HIM OR HAVE HIM CALL ME. THANK YOU

Keywords:


Entry: 73812
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LEO EDWARD MCCARTY

JACKIE MCCARTY wrote on March 5, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather served at Peal Harbor on the USS Perkins. I am trying to find photographs of the crew or anyone who was friends with Leo Edward McCarty. If you have any information about this please contact me.

Keywords:


Entry: 70864
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOOKING FOR JAMES BOSTIC 1967-1969

JOHN MARINO wrote on July 11, 2009


City and State: LAGUNA BEACH CA

Unit: USS PERKINS DD-877

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Trying to locate a James Bostic that was aboard the USS PERKINS in 1967-1969.
If anyone knows of him please call me.
John Marino
949-637-3155


Keywords: Gulf of Tonkin 1968-1969 Vietnam.


Entry: 69902
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
PUKEY P VET

NICK ROSE JR. wrote on April 19, 2009


City and State: ST. JOSEPH MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: In Navy 1948/1952
IC Electrician


Keywords: USS Hubbard DD 748
USS Perkins DDR-877 Leo Rodriquez-
USS Wadleigh DD-680 Eugene Sams-Ray Lovely



Entry: 69657
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOCATE DENNIS HOVEY

JOHN MARINO wrote on March 27, 2009


City and State: LAGUNA BEACH CA

Unit: USS PERKINS DD-877

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR A SHIPMATE THAT WAS THE PERKINS DD-877 1968-1969 HIS NAME IS DENNIS HOVEY. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF HIM PLEASE CALL ME.
I HUNG AROUND WITH BRUCE GLATTER,GARY PETERS,HARRY KONEIG, FISH, TOM WILLIAMS WE USE TO WORKOUT WITH WEIGHTS ON THE TORPEDO DECK.
THANKS,
JOHN MARINO
949-637-3155


Keywords: USS PERKINS DD-877 1968-1969
GULF OF TONKIN VIETNAM



Entry: 69545
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
COY LELAND MCKINZIE

COY MCKINZIE wrote on March 18, 2009


City and State: BEJUCO

Unit: USS PERKINS DDR 877

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: USN: 23 June 1948 - 3 June 1952
3 yr 11 months 11 days service
2 yr 11 months 6 days Foreign/Sea Services

Now living in Altos del Maria, Republic of Panama


Keywords:


Entry: 69543
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
COY LELAND MCKINZIE

COY MCKINZIE wrote on March 18, 2009


City and State: BEJUCO

Unit: USS PERKINS DDR 877

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: USN: 23 June 1948 - 3 June 1952
3 yr 11 months 11 days service
2 yr 11 months 6 days Foreign/Sea Services

Now living in Altos del Maria, Republic of Panama


Keywords:


Entry: 67150
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
JAMES MOORE

CINDY DEBARGE wrote on September 10, 2008


City and State: RENSSELAER IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to find anyone that knows my Dad James Moore he was on the USS Perkins.

Keywords: USS Perkins in the late 40's or early 50's


Entry: 60687
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
GRANDFATHER

THOMAS SMITH wrote on April 16, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My grandfather, Charles Smith served on the USS Perkins, years unknown to me, but I assume he was serving sometime in the late 50's and early 60's before his death in (I assume) 1962. I just want to know if anyone knew him, remembers him, would happen to have a picture of him or anything of the sort.
Thanks for any information!

Tom


Keywords: USS Perkins


Entry: 60454
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
USS PERKINS

ALLEN FOURNIER wrote on March 24, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I SERVED IN THE SHIP'S OFFICE OF THE USS PERKINS DDR 877 FROM 1956-1957. EARLY IN 1957 I WAS TRANSFERRED TO WORK FOR COMMODORE BENJAMINE P FIELDS(COMDESRON1)ABOARD THE USS PARKS. SHORTLY AFTER I ARRIVED ON THE PARKS IT COLLIDED WITH A CRUISER DURING DRILLS SO THE COMMODORE'S SMALL STAFF WAS TEMPORILY TRANSFERRED TO THE PERKINS. I FINISHED MY NAVY STINT WORKING FOR ADMIRAL JOHN MCCAIN JR. (SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN'S DAD), AT THE PENTAGON.

I HAVE A PICTURE OF THE PERKINS THAT I COULD FORWARD.


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Entry: 58960
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
SEEKING SHIPMATES/INFO

GLENN TIMPE JR. wrote on September 19, 2006


City and State: ANN ARBOR MI

Unit: 2ND MAR DIV HQ BATT, HQ CO ARMORY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Seeking shipmates/Photos/Information for USS Perkins, as I am putting together somthing for my father, Glynn Barnett....served 52-55 korea USS Perkins...Any books photos info...I would appreciate it, putting/creating somthing for his birthday......this month

Sgt Timpe U.S.M.C.
Semper Fi,
Disrupt66@yahoo.com


Keywords: USS Perkins


Entry: 58959
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
SHIPMATES USS PERKINS 52-55

GLENN TIMPE JR. wrote on September 19, 2006


City and State: ANN ARBOR MI

Unit: 2ND MAR DIV HQ CO. ARMORY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Seeking shipmates of my Grandfather, USS Perkins Korea, 52-55...Any information and or photos of the ship, putting together a carved plaque for him, for his birthday his name is (Glynn Barnett) of Barnett and Barnett Attorney at law please help my email is Disrupt66 at yahoo.

Thanks
Semper Fi,


Keywords: USS Perkins


Entry: 58809
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
PERKINS DDR877 THE BOOK

CHERYL WOOD wrote on September 8, 2006


City and State: AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle William C. Warwick was the coxswain onboard the Perkins DDR877 in 1950. I am currently typing his manuscript for a book about his experiences aboard ship and during the time he hitchhiked across country on leave. The book has much in regard to a Korean mission and life onboard ship during a difficult period. If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy of this book upon its release the first part of 2007, please email me and we will make sure a copy is made available. Also, if anyone wishes to get in contact with my uncle I will be most happy to contact him on your behalf so he can reconnect with old shipmates and those who would like to learn more about Naval history. Thank you all for being an important part of America's history and defense of our wonderful country. Regards!

Keywords: USS Perkins DDR877, Korean War


Entry: 54485
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
GUS

JON GUSTAD wrote on December 4, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Clayton "Gus" Gustad, served aboard the Perkins during Korea as a machinist mate 3rd class, mainly working in the boiler/engine area. He passed away 5 years ago. I'd love to hear stories from anyone that knew him.

Keywords:


Entry: 40040
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)

CHARLES (CHUCK IRUSH) MCKEEVER wrote on January 17, 2004


City and State: MOUNT VERNON OH

Unit: 2ND DIVISION BMSN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 40039
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
USS PERKINS DDR877

CHARLES (CHUCK IRUSH) MCKEEVER wrote on January 17, 2004


City and State: MOUNT VERNON OH

Unit: 2ND DIVISION BMSN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to be contacted by any of my old buddies. I have found a world of information on the internet about the USS Perkins in the Naval Chronology Korean War 1952. (Aricle 5) I have been thinking of my friends and what have become of them. I know you never make friends with all the personal aboard ship and am interested in hearing from anyone.

Keywords: Chuck (Irish) McKeever aboard USS Perkins l951-54 Navy Veteran - Korea


Entry: 39498
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES, SIDNEY MEDLEY

N. HARVEY wrote on December 27, 2003


City and State: NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for shipmates for my father, Billie G. Harris, served during the Korean War. Sorry, don't have timeframe or ranking. He has found several buddies ('Cowboy'), but is looking for Sidney Sam Medley from KY, now approximately 72 yrs. If anyone has information, please reply to desertrats98@yahoo.com.

Keywords:


Entry: 37712
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
USS PERKINS DDR-877

RICHARD CHANDLER wrote on October 21, 2003


City and State: SEQUIM WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Bobby Crawford SN onboard the Perkins 52-55 I'm Lou Pierce's brother in law and was on the ship with him till he got discharged. Would like to know if anybody knows where Vincent Muffaletto is?

Keywords:


Entry: 35198
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
PHOTOS (52-55 ERA)

GARY STRINE wrote on July 1, 2003


City and State: CALDWELL ID

Unit: DESDIV 11

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a Sonarman on the John R. Craig (DD-885)from 4-52 until 5-55. I don't have pictures of the Craig at sea, but I have 3 or 4 photos of the Perkins. I'd be willing to E-Mail them to interested parties or submit them to a Perkins website if I someone could direct me to an appropriate one.

Keywords:


Entry: 34702
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

DOUGLAS SMITH wrote on June 7, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone who served aboard Perkins 1959 - 1962. Especially Radarmen Doug Smith RD3

Keywords: Watchdog of the Pacific / Landlord / Blue Ribbon Squadron


Entry: 31692
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
PERKINS CREW LIST 1948

WYNTER KUGEL wrote on February 3, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My grandfather, Eugene A. DeMark (Mike) is looking for Perkins shipmates from 1948. Please email or call. Remembers Lt. JG Rogers, Ensign Smith, Chief Torpedoe man Fletcher, Dave Atkins.

Keywords:


Entry: 29565
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
RM3 /USS PERKINS 1948TO1952

BRYCE BLAIN wrote on November 13, 2002


City and State: LAVETA CO

Unit: USS PERKINS DDR 877

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: AT 71 My grey hair is getting longer and my memory is getting shorter but was involved in everything that happened from 1948 to 1952..Like to hear from anyone and especially two that got me in alot of trouble .Tommy Wardell and Louie Pierce

Keywords: USS Perkins DDR 877 Served 1948/1952


Entry: 28365
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOOKIN FOR DOUG SMITH

FELTON HUDSON wrote on September 19, 2002


City and State: STONE MOUNTAIN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Am looking for Doug Smith of Stinson Beach , california who served on board the Perkins during 1959-61 as a radarman. Please conmtact me if you know of his whereabouts.

Keywords:


Entry: 28227
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
MEMBER USS PERKINS 1951-1955

DONALD DALRYMPLE wrote on September 13, 2002


City and State: YERINTON NV

Unit: USS PERKINS DDR 877 1951-1955

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to hear from old crew members

Keywords: doug bt3


Entry: 26711
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
SHIPMATES

KARIE BANKS wrote on July 3, 2002


City and State: WALLA WALLA WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for my some people who knew of my Uncle Wesley Banks that was on the USS Perkins. He died in Sept 1966 in Waukegan, Illinois while off ship.

Keywords: USS Perkins


Entry: 24867
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
ABOARD USS PERKINS 1950-1953

ROBERT D. (BOB) STUCKY wrote on April 21, 2002


City and State:

Unit: RD3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am proud to have served on the Perkins for a little over 3 years during the war. It was a great experience for a 17 year old kid to grow up on the Perkins. My closest friend was a retread from WW2 by the name of Bill Names. There were a lot of great guys on the ship at that time. I am nearly 70 so many of my old shipmates are really getting up there - especially the WW2 Navy Reserves called back to service at the start of the war. I would love to hear from anyone from the Perkins - especially those that were there when I was. Good luck to all the Perkins crew wherever they may be!

Keywords: USS Perkins DDR 877. Radarman 3rdClass. Aboard at start of Korean War and for most of its duration. Ship received 4 battle stars on Korean Service Medal. Had a great crew. Several typhoons.


Entry: 24490
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
USS PERKINS

REBECCA LAWRIE wrote on April 2, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served on the USS Perkins in 1956-1959? My memory is a little sketchy but he was also one of the men who "plucked" the space cone from the ocean, when they sent the monkey into space. I think they called it the Little Joe mission? I also have footage of the USS perkins at sea on video. It is all real interesting to me and I was wondering if there are newspaper articles and information on the USS Perkins during this time. He was in the Navy, but also in the Marines (helicopter mechanic). He was stationed at the New River Air Facility, which I believe is in North Carolina. I was born at Camp Lejeune. Any information on any of this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 23284
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
USS PERKINS 1952 AND 1953

MELVIN RICE wrote on February 19, 2002


City and State: ROCKY MOUNT NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the ship in the storm of '53 also when ship was hit in '52

Keywords: USS Perkins 1st Division
Nickname: MA



Entry: 18926
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
ABOARD USS PERKINS 1952-1955

RICHARD KOSZUT wrote on August 24, 2001


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: USS PERKINSDDR877 QM3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear fdom anyone aboard at tha time.

Keywords: Personal friend R.E. Jeske


Entry: 13875
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

THOMAS KENNEDY wrote on December 27, 2000


City and State: NEW YORK NY

Unit: USS PERKINS DD877

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from any of my old shipmates.
Earl Credland, Ben Bradley, the quartermaster, Mr Rockland, Ensign the radio operator, the firemen, the ET gang, any of the officers, or anybody.


Keywords: would like to hear from Ben Bradley from the USS Perkins, DD 877 Korea 1952 and Hansen, Quartermaster and any of the ship's complement, especially anyone who experienced the Typhoon from Okinawa to Singapore in 1951, approximately. It was something like The Perfect Storm, although very much more graphic and far more realistic. In the movie the sounds and wind were not depicted in anywhere the realism of an actual experience. That's Hollywood for you. Sebastian Junger only wrote from a jouranilstic point of view, not from an actual experience. The book was far better than the movie, which was obviously done on a Hollywood set with no substance. The actual experience was far different.


Entry: 11435
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
LIST OF CREW MEMBERS ON THE MISSIOURI

TAMMIE KLINE wrote on September 2, 2000


City and State: LEWISBURG PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to find information on my boyfriends father who served in the Navy during the Korean war. We believe he served from 1950-1953. We also think that he was a crew member on the USS Missiouri, but are not sure. If anyone has information or a list of names of those who were aboard the Missiouri, please contact me.

Keywords:


Entry: 9334
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
SHIPMATES

EMERY FERGUSON wrote on June 12, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 9223
USS PERKINS (DDR-877)
PERKINS CREW LIST DURING KOREAN WAR

ROBERT D. (BOB) TONEY wrote on June 7, 2000


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Trying to locate PAST SHIPMATES - ET's, RD's, RM's ABOARD 1950-1952.

Ben Bradley ET1, Tom Kennedy ET1, Earl Credland ET2, Harold Northcutt YM, Beldon RD, Lathropp, Webber ET2, Louie Pierce ET3,


Keywords: USS Perkins DD-877



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USS Perkins (DDR-877)