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Entry: 86641
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
USS REDHEAD AMS34

DOUG BEACH wrote on July 4, 2013


City and State: HANAHAN SC

Unit: USS REDHEAD AMS34/AMCU48

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served on the Redhead 1954/55 out of Sasebo, Japan to Korea and went through
conversion to minehunter in Yokosuka shipyard. Rode her back to States and got off at
Treasure Island for discharge. Rough 42 days having to refuel and take on water every
3 days. Had to man the Helm when taking on fuel and water not the greatest helmsman
but I was QM so my duty station on special sea details. We almost busted the hose one
time when the tenders wake pushed us way outside. I was so glad when we went under
the Golden Gate Bridge.


Keywords: Redhead, AMS, Sasebo, Korea


Entry: 86626
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
USS REDHEAD PATCH

BARRY DECHAINE wrote on July 2, 2013


City and State: ANACONDA MT

Unit: NUMEROUS

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am looking to find a jacket/unit patch for the USS
Redhead for a navy associate who was stationed
aboard her. I have looked online at a million
patches for navy ships but nothing for the AMS-34.

He swears he had one sewn on back of a now lost
jacket.

Please advise where I can find a photo.


Keywords:


Entry: 78674
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)

JOSEPH GARDNER wrote on April 23, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: THEODORE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Aboard the USS Redhead 1954-1955. Enjoy reading these posts. Looking for buddies. Thanks

Keywords: USS Redhead, Navy Veteran


Entry: 77336
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
FORMER SHIP MATES

WILLIAM (BILL) HRUSKA wrote on January 3, 2011


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: USS REDHEAD AMS 34

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hello, former ship mates

Keywords: Korean War 1952 - 1953


Entry: 74955
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
T.R. HOWARD LTJG CAPT. OF USS REDHEAD AT WONSAN

SCOTT HOWARD wrote on June 4, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Uncle T.R. Howard was the commanding officer of the USS Redhead on Oct. 14th thru the 24th 1950 At this time on a mine sweeping of the harbor of Wonsan a US mine sweeper hit a mine and was dissabled . My Uncle and his Crew went in to rescue the survivors. The Ship Recieved a Presidential Unit Citation for their actions and My Uncle recieved the Silver Star that was awarded to him on the USS Missouri.
My Uncle pasted away and I recieved his personal papers . . . He was a man that never blew his own horn and I am sad not to have known all that he had done till he was already gone.
If there are any members of the crew are their families that would like copies of the Original Presidential Unit Ciatation or Pictures of the rescue . . . My Uncle had all of these in his archives as well as the papers on why he recieved the Silver Star .
Mermorial Day just pasted and brought the thought of sharing this Info to others that served or their families if they have moved on to that Heavenly Muster that waits for all . . .


Keywords: Wonsan Harbor


Entry: 73916
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
APRIL 1952-JULY 1953 USS REDHEAD AMS-34

ALVIE YATES wrote on March 14, 2010


City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: USS REDHEAD AMS-34

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Served on board the Redhead from April 1952 to July 1953, made many friends and would like to hear from any who would like to communicate with me about the times we spent together becoming a big happy family,who took care of each other during those trying times of war, many things have changed for the crew during that time, and there is a great possibility that many have passed from this life, and I pray to God that He has forgiven them and the ones who remain for their foolishness, and has prepared a place for those who have recieved Him, I know that he has saved me and nothing would make me happier than to see the whole crew of the Redhead standing and waiting for reville and morning muster, just inside the pearly gates of heaven. I hope to hear from any who will very soon,you know that all of us are about the same age, and I am 78, and if I don't hear from any, I will see you on the other side.
respectfully
Alvie Yates SKG2



Entry: 71088
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
U.S.S. REDHEAD (AMS-34)

REX SHRUM wrote on July 31, 2009


City and State: COWETA OK

Unit: U.S.S. REDHEAD (AMS-34)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served aboard the Redhead during the Korean war. Do not know when or how long. But if you remember Glen L. Shrum, Please let me know.
Thank you and may God bless you for your service.


Keywords: U.S.S. Swallow (AMS-36) Redhead (AMS-34) Mainstay (AMS-261)


Entry: 67027
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
AMS 34, REDHEAD ,1950-1951

VANE SUTER wrote on August 29, 2008


City and State: SOUTH PASADENA CA

Unit: AMS 34 , REDHEAD

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: AMS 34 , REDHEAD , july 1950 to sept 1951

Keywords: AMS 34 , REDHEAD , july 1950 to sept 1951


Entry: 53431
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
RE: GENE NORRIS

CATHERINE NORRIS-LOFTIS wrote on October 5, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: USS REDHEAD

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: These are the names printed on pictures my Dad took in early 50's. Also have pictures of USS Redhead, Kite, Heron, Mockingbird, Chief, Osprey. And Dad gave me his slides a year before his death Oct 04.

I just found out in August from a drinking buddy of his that the USS Redhead had casulties. He never mentioned this to me---could anyone give me some info? And about him please? daughter Cathy.


Keywords: Willie, White, Hinson, Foster, Winkler, Costello, Mathis, Porter, Griffin, Wagner, Stanton, Higgs, Pogue, Johnson, Monty, USS Redhead


Entry: 28422
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
USS READHEAD AMS-34

CHARLES F. MITCHELL wrote on September 22, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MIDDLETOWN NY

Unit: USS LUZON ARG-2

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: my new e-mail address is:

luzon@frontiernet.net


Keywords: USS READHEAD AMS-34
USS LUZON ARG-2



Entry: 28056
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
USS LUZON ARG-2

CHARLES F. MITCHELL wrote on September 5, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MIDDLETOWN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: This is just to update my new E-mail

luzon@frontiernet.net


Keywords: Educational Yeoman Onboard 50 - 52


Entry: 11918
USS REDHEAD (AMS-34)
USS REDHEAD AMS

CHARLES F. MITCHELL wrote on September 22, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: MIDDLETOWN NY

Unit: USS LUZON ARG-2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: USS LUZON ARG-2

Keywords: USS Readhead AMS 34, I remember the Redhead used to tie up along side us [USS LUZON ARG-2] in Sasebo, Japan for repairs during 1951. If I recall right, you had a sprider monkey, that was a SOB when someone would try and get out the read hatch. Always used to play with his monkey size manhood. We use to drink beer at the EM Club at Fleet Landing if my mind lets me recall those days. I recall, again with this old salty sea mind, the time we had to have a 24 hours turn around on repairing the Redhead. I was the Educational Yeoman, also suppling the crew with all the rating books they needed for advancement. Also recall she never came back after that 24 hour repairs we made to her. Any one that was aboard her in 1951 do give this old salt a call at usschief@frontiernet.net Should you have a picture of her, DO by all means attach it to the email. Thanks guys, for all the good and also the bad memories from the Redhead. She was a fine boat. I ended up in 1982 to being asigned to the USS AFFRAY MSO511 minesweeper out of NTC NEWPORT, RI. At that time I was a First Class Stew-burner. I retired from the navy as MSC [Mess Spealist Chief] You like SOS, I make a great dish of SOS with eggs for breakfast.
Sign me The Old Salty Little Sea Mouse, Chief Charlie Mitchell USN-Ret. living in Middletown, New York.




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