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USS Purdy (DD-734)


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Entry: 63504
USS PURDY (DD-734)
OBITUARY - THOMAS L. PARNELL - SERVED ABOARD THE USS PURDY DURING THE KOREAN CONFLICT AND VIET NAM A

FREDERICK R. MILLER wrote on December 23, 2007


City and State: BALLSTON SPA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: The following obituary was published in the Troy (NY) Troy Record on 12.22.07.

Forwarded by: Frederick R. Miller, PH1, USN Retired (55-73)
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
-----------------------------------------------------Thomas Parnell

LANSINGBURGH  Thomas L. Parnell, 70, of Third Avenue in Lansingburgh, died on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Memorial Hospital in Albany after a brief illness.

He was born in Plattsburgh on June 22, 1937, and was the son of the late Bernard and Genevieve LaWare Parnell.

He was educated in the Lansingburgh School system and was a U.S .Navy veteran, serving from 1954 until being honorably discharged Nov. 9, 1962, as a petty officer/store keeper. He served aboard the USS Purdy during the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret A. (Peggy) Collins Parnell, who he married on April 20, 1963.

Tom retired from the Ford Motor Co. in Green Island where he had been a time keeper, having worked for Ford for over 23 years. Earlier he had worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Troy and he had also worked for The Record.

He was an active communicant of St. Augustines Church in Lansingburgh. He had been a volunteer with the church food pantry, the bingo committee and the school bazaar. He was a member of the United Auto Workers of America local 930.

In addition to his wife Peggy, Tom is survived by his four devoted daughters, Catherine M. (James) DiBernardo of Clifton Park, Cynthia A. (Jody Williams) Parnell of Jacksonville, FL, Kimberly A. (Rene Mullen) Parnell of Watervliet and Jennifer M. Parnell of Lansingburgh; brother of James (Lena) Parnell of Troy, Violet Acevedo of Troy, Mazie (Jose) Borrero of Troy and the late Bernard (Chuck) Parnell and Donald Parnell; cherished grandfather of Zachary Chiera of Lansingburgh, Jennifer DiBernardo and Michael DiBernardo both of Clifton Park and Marisa Mullen of Watervliet. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11:45 from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park, thence to St. Augustines Church in Lansingburgh where at 12:30 p.m. the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Marys Cemetery, Waterford.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustines Church-St. Vincent DePaul Society, 25-115th. St., Troy, NY 12182; or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 3756, New Yorl, NY 10008; or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial/Honor Program F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. 518-371-5454.


Keywords: USS Purdy DD-734


Entry: 61917
USS PURDY (DD-734)
LOOKING FOR MY GRANDFATHER

CHAD STEENBERGEN wrote on August 9, 2007


City and State: DANVILLE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR MY GRANDFATHER. I JUST FOUND OUT THAT HE HAS PASSED AWAY LONG BEFORE I WAS BORN. I AM CURRENTLY IN THE ARMY ON ACTIVE DUTY. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT HIM AND HIS MILITARY CAREER. IF ANYONE COULD HELP WITH ANYTHING PLEASE CONTACT ME. I AM DOING THIS FOR MY MOTHER FOR SHE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT MUCH. HE WAS A SHIP'S COOK 1ST CLASS(T). IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THE RANK STRUCTURE AND WHAT THE (T) MEANS PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Keywords: ARCHIE STEWART SERVICE #6149132


Entry: 61916
USS PURDY (DD-734)
LOOKING FOR MY GRANDFATHER

CHAD STEENBERGEN wrote on August 9, 2007


City and State: DANVILLE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR MY GRANDFATHER. I JUST FOUND OUT THAT HE HAS PASSED AWAY LONG BEFORE I WAS BORN. I AM CURRENTLY IN THE ARMY ON ACTIVE DUTY. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT HIM AND HIS MILITARY CAREER. IF ANYONE COULD HELP WITH ANYTHING PLEASE CONTACT ME. I AM DOING THIS FOR MY MOTHER FOR SHE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT MUCH.

Keywords: ARCHIE STEWART SERVICE #6149132


Entry: 53515
USS PURDY (DD-734)
USS PURDY DD734

PETER TOOHEY wrote on October 9, 2005


City and State: ROYAL OAK MI

Unit: USS PURDY DD-734

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served on the USS PURDY from 1951 to 1955. Served on Purdy off the coast of Korea in 51-52 and in 1953.

Keywords: USS PURDY DD-734


Entry: 44409
USS PURDY (DD-734)
GEORGE DIORKA

CHARLES GOWANS wrote on July 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit: UNCLE'S USS PURDY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Greetings I'd be very interested in any and all information any of you may have on my Uncle, GEORGE DIORKA. All that I know is that he served on the Purdy (Korean War or just after). He was a Machinist's Mate (don't know what rank he might have been at the time). That is the extent of my info, anything at all, no matter how small, would be of great interest to me. Thank you for your consideration. PN1(AW) Chuck Gowans, USNR



Keywords: USS PURDY


Entry: 34742
USS PURDY (DD-734)
WORLD TOURS

MORRIS PLUMMER wrote on June 9, 2003


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to mention that the USS Purdy, DD 734 based in Newport, RI had 2 complete world Cruises during the Korean War. I myself made 1 1/2 of those cruises. Purdy, as far as we can tell is the only Atlantic based Destroyer to make 2 world Cruises and it was done in a 25 month time span. We may have been the only Destroyer in the whole Navy to do such a thing. I would appreciate hearing from any other Destroyers that made 2 World Cruises and to top it off they were in opposite directions. Quite a feat. We were in DesDiv 122

Morris Plummer
usspurdy@sbcglobal.net
http://www.destroyers.org/uss-purdy


Keywords: USS Purdy, DD734


Entry: 30251
USS PURDY (DD-734)
PURDY NEWS LETTER

NORMAN BRADLEY wrote on December 8, 2002


City and State: HYANNIS MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Why can`t I read the Purdy news letter????????
is there some thing wrong with my capture?????
please advise thanks Norm Bradley


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Entry: 28307
USS PURDY (DD-734)
SHIP MATES

NORMAN MORIN wrote on September 16, 2002


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

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Entry: 24592
USS PURDY (DD-734)
LOOKING FOR JOE DEPACE PIPE FITTER ON BOARD 1948 TILL 1951

NORMAN BRADLEY wrote on April 7, 2002


City and State: HYANNIS MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Wondering if any knows the where abouts of Joe DePace or Bobby Strauss from the ship fitter`s` gang on board the Purdy from 1948 till 1951 thats when I left it. Went to the UUS Arcaida AD 23
Norman Bradley


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Entry: 14907
USS PURDY (DD-734)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

CHARLIE DOWNEY wrote on February 10, 2001


City and State: MAGNOLIA IL

Unit: FATHERS UNIT U.S.S.PURDY

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for any of my fathers freinds that were on the PURDY during the Korean War.
His name is Marshall Ivan Downey "BUD"
HE WAS A RADIOMAN
Anyone?????
Please e-mail me
cadowney@msn.com


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Entry: 3600
USS PURDY (DD-734)
QUESTION

ROBERT PETERKIN wrote on August 31, 1999


City and State: HOLMES BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: ive been told my dad was on the u.s.s. purdy (dd-734)any information would be appreciated thank you

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