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USS Sandoval (APA-194)


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 83820
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
JAYBO JIMISON

PAM GRANT wrote on August 5, 2012


City and State: WAGONER OK

Unit: ONLY KNOW HE PILOTED LANDING CRAFT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad Jay Jimison served on the USS
Sandoval early 50s. Does anyone remember
him. He was from briartown Oklahoma


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Entry: 80782
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL 1952

CATHY MEURET wrote on October 23, 2011


City and State: PESHASTIN WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like information about William "Bill" G. Martin
who served on the USS Sandoval in 1952. Per Bill's
personal letter to his Grandmother Mrachek, the ship was
stationed in March of that year in Japan. If any one has
information about Bill, please email me at
rcmeuret@nwi.net.

Thank you.


Keywords: USS Sandoval, William "Bill" Martin


Entry: 78698
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL KOREAN WAR

RANDY COLE wrote on April 24, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad Fred Cole served aboard the USS Sandoval during
the Korean War. He was a WWII veteran who was recalled
for Korea. He swapped orders with a young man who had
just gotten married so that he be with his wife, because
that was the kind of man my father was.

One of the tasks of the Sandoval was transport of North
Korean prisoners, who he described as very tough.

I would love to hear from folks who knew him.


Keywords: USS Sandoval APA-194 Korea USS Topeka CL-67 WWII
Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard Chelsea Naval Hospital



Entry: 75439
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL WWII

ATHEL WEDDLE wrote on July 13, 2010


City and State: LAKE WALES FL

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was a medic that was on the USS Sandoval when it was commissioned in Astoria,Oregon. Was part of a naval beach party that landed with the Marines and set up evacuation medical aid station on the beach at Iwo Jima.Also was on Sandoval when it was hit by Kamikaze at Okinawa. I am now 84 years old. Wonder if there are any others still around that was on USS Sandoval during that time.

Keywords: Iwo Jima, Okinawa


Entry: 67760
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
GEORGE B. SHAW

MARCI PERALEZ wrote on November 7, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My father was a bosun's mate on the USS Sandoval in 1952-1953. I'd love to find anyone that remembers him from that time. I'm making a memory book for his great granddaughter.

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Entry: 67743
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
WISH TO CONTACT SHIPMATES USS SANDOVOL 1964-67

FRANK CANDITO wrote on November 5, 2008


City and State: BARNEGAT NJ

Unit: E R DIVISON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the USS Sandovol from 1964-67. I wish to contact other shipmates.

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Entry: 67448
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL

SUSAN BAKER wrote on October 7, 2008


City and State: PONTOTOC MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father in Law, W. E. Baker served on the USS Sandoval in 1951 to 1955. Anyone with photo's or have storys about him. Please write. Thank you

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Entry: 67403
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
HOSPITAL CORPSMAN

JOHN KELLER wrote on October 3, 2008


City and State: ARVADA CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 64657
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
IWOJIMA APA194SANDOVAL

DAVID EAGER wrote on March 8, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Dwight Eager,was on the sandoval all through world war 2.he did not talk about it much..but somehow..he ended up in a fox hole on one of the islands..a japanese solder jumped in with him...he did not say what happened.i figure i know.i was wondering if anyone knows about the book,that you would get after basic training..like a school year book.also what would it be called??my dad was a machinist mate i think,he came out of GREAT LAKES.He is passed on now and i miss him.Any pictures ..any info out there???thank you David Eager Kent Count Med.Reserve Corps. and C.S.T. Saint Marys Hospital.GOD BLESS AMERCIA

Keywords: APA194 SANDOVAL WWll


Entry: 61646
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
1963 EXERCISE O/O MOREHEAD CITY, N.C.

DAVID WRIGHT wrote on July 16, 2007


City and State: BLOOMINGTON IN

Unit: 2D SERVICE BN, 2D MARDIVFMFLANT

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Comments: SANDOVAL SEA STORY Sorry this isn't about Korea, just an exercise from off the Sandoval in 1963 (could've been'64)I was on the Sandoval for two weeks in 1963 or 1964, in connection with an exercise out of Morehead City, N.C. I was with the 2d Service Bn, 2d Marine Division. During net practice, getting the platoon down into the LCM. After climbing down the net with full gear/blanket roll/rifle/ canteens/etc I had the responsibility of holding the net while everyone came down. Once everyone was down I had the responsibility of holding the it for everyone climbing back up the net, with no one to hold it for me except for a Sailor on one side only, after everyone was back on the Sandoval. I was exhausted after holding the net for the others coming down and going back up so I wasn't ready when I had to climb back up with all the aforementioned gear, and equipment.

Just as I got to the top of the net, my arms too exhausted to pull my self any higher, my sling came loose and my rifle fell back into the boat below, luckily not into the ocean. The rifle was retrieved by one of the sailors down below in the Mike Boat.
When I finally got to the top of the net I was so exhausted all I could do was wrap my arms around the netting and hold on to keep from falling into the boat below.

I had to be hauled over the top rail onto the deck where as I remember my arms were both totally numb and un-responding. When someone tried to hand me my rifle, I couldn't take it. At the end of the exercise we offloaded onto another LCM and when our Communications/Radio van was lowered over the side one side of the Van became unhooked because of high seas. Our Van flipped onto itsside, and it took quite a while to get it back on its wheels with the spilled gasoline, oil, and gear scattered about in the boat. We missed our "wave" and so floated around all day waiting for a "stragglers" wave to form up. The USS Capricornus was in the area, and one of the navy crew went up a rope onto the Capricornus after we had gone alongside. With the seas being somewhat rough our boat caught the chain holding the boat to the Capricornus and it was cut by the Mike boat scraping up against the side of the ship.
We formed up the Stragglers wave at the end of a long day and made our landing. It was a beautiful thing to see, and exciting to be part of. I remember when the Mike boat opened up we were pretty far out and one of the marines in my platoon fell off the truck into the surf in front of the Van as we drove off the Mike boat into the water. Luckily the heavy wave from the front of the van and the wheel brushed him out of the way unharmed. You might have been there and seen some of that, considering it might be unusual for a Communications Van to flip on its side in an LCM during an exercise.

Wonder what the date of that exercise was. . . I have a web page (not interactive) at darby thorpe > click on: 1. Once a Marine > Click on yellow teletype tape > to view David Wrights pages.

I Would like to get a picture of the enlisted troop quarters showing the racks and some Marines using them for my web page. Thanks in advance for anything you can help me with.

Semper Fi DAW

ps. You can link from my web page for any emails


Keywords: USS SANDOVAL


Entry: 61630
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
A CO 3 PLT. 1/6 USS SANDOVAL 1967 MED CRUISE

PEDRO CABRERA JR. wrote on July 14, 2007


City and State: MEDFORD OR

Unit: A CO. 1/6 3 PLT 1ST SQ.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was on the Med Cruise in 1967 on the USS Sandavol. I would like to hear from other Marine brothers such as GL Dent and GM Bressie.or Sgt. McCracken.

Keywords: "Pete"


Entry: 59301
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
ON BOARD DURING MID 40'S

DENISE BROWN wrote on October 21, 2006


City and State: MIDLAND PARK NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served aboard the Sandoval. His name was Eugene (Gene)Brown and I believe his rank was CMM at the time and was at Iwo Jima. Love to hear from anybody who knew him.He also served on the Medusa, the Zellars and the Shanendoah.

Keywords: Iwo Jima


Entry: 58168
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL APA 194

HARLEY DAVIS LOVINGS SR. wrote on July 21, 2006


City and State: BROOKLAND TX

Unit: SEABEES ACB ONE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: USS Cabildo carried a supply boat which my brother drove back and forth with suppies during the Korean war.He was in the Seabees.Signed up in Corpus Christi Texas,12 Oct 1951,several friends signed up at the same time.1952 and 1953 was overseas in Yokosuka Japan and in Inchom Korea.In April 1952 while loading mine sweeping boats at Wonson Korea for Mine Squadron Three,the ship suffered a direct hit amidship but was able to carry out her mission after local repairs.
Any one remembering Harley Davis Lovings please e-mail me at tog22002@yahoo.com Barbara


Keywords: USS SandovalAPA 194,USS Okanogan APA 220,USS Cabildo LSD 16


Entry: 53952
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
ON BOARD IN THE EARLY 50'S

RON TERRELL wrote on November 6, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Rondal Terrell, served on board the USS Sandoval in the mid-50's. If anyone served with him and would like to get in contact with him, please drop me an e-mail.

Keywords: USS Sandoval


Entry: 52973
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
SHIPMATES LOCATION

CHAS MAY wrote on September 1, 2005


City and State: CAVE JCT. OR

Unit: OPERATIONS - 4/53 - 12/53

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 52807
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
DEPLOYED ABOARD SANDOVAL

LUTHER RYMER wrote on August 24, 2005


City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I deployed aboard USS Sandoval (APA-194) as a member of 3rd Platoon, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines
during April-September 1967 (Landing Force Mediterranean 1-67). Learned years later that my Uncle, Joe Fann, had served aboard the Sandoval during WWII; participated in both Iwo Jima and Okinawa landings. Many good memories...many outstanding Marines and Sailors "from Ship to Shore with 194".


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Entry: 52370
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
LANDING CRAFT

LEO MCARDLE wrote on July 31, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father served on the Sandoval in the Pacific during WWII. He was a MM2 and ran landing craft. His name was Alvin "Curly" McArdle. He never talked much about it (the war). Just before he died he said he wished he had told me more. Does anyone have a picture our know where I can get one of the ship during our just after WWII?

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Entry: 52105
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
ANZIO MOVIE - 1967

MIKE WHALEY wrote on July 19, 2005


City and State: PECULIAR MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the Sandoval. During the 1967 Med cruise with the 6th Fleet the scenes you saw in the movie were shot by a Hollywood film crew while we were participating in amphibious landing training exercises in August. We had just left the port of Catania, Sicily. It was great to get the Marines off the ship for a few days.
Mike Whaley, former IC2, USS Sandoval APA 194
BNSF Railway, Retired and Liking It, riding my Harley


Keywords: USS Sandoval APA 194


Entry: 47093
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
SANDOVAL IN MOVIE ANZIO

JOHN MOLLENHAUER wrote on November 26, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: While watching the movie Anzio on the History Chanel recently, I observed a troop transport numbered as the USS Sandoval. In addition, the landing craft had "SA" painted on the front. Can anyone provide more information concerning the ships involvement in this movie? According to my TV Guide, the movie was made in 1968. I served on the Sandoval in 1969 and do not recall any shipmates mentioning that the ship participated in this movie. Thank you.

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Entry: 42828
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
GRANDMA ON BOARD

KEITH HALL wrote on May 5, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandmother, Ellen Gee, worked on the Sandoval back in 1945 when it was docked in Oakland for repairs. She actually has a hunk of a Japanese fighters propeller from when the Sandoval was attacked On May 28th 1945. Anyway, i would be interested to communicate with anyone who may have worked with her on this awesome vessel. I would also like to get in contact with any vets who may have been on the ship when in was attacked on the 28th.

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Entry: 41095
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
SANDOVAL CIGARET LIGHTER

JOE PICKENS wrote on February 19, 2004


City and State: GIVEN WV

Unit: USCG

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have a Sandoval Cigaret Lighter for the first Sandoval Sailor that contacts me at n8uxe@citynet.net I would rather give it away than throw it away. It is free, I will pay the postage.
Joe Pickens USCG RET.
Given, WV


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Entry: 38076
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
BOB CHAPLIN MACHINIST/MUSICIAN

MARTHA FRINK wrote on November 7, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My father Robert Chaplin was the subject of a column by USS Sandoval vet the late John Casella in the Athol Massachusetts newspaper. in late 1990s. His pick=up band boosted morale. He never spoke of these experiences until this newspaper article found us in Maine.
Bob Chaplin just completed a technical book on metal removal, having made a life from two careers - machining and music
I welcome information from anyone who served with him. Thank you


Keywords: USS Sandoval WWII (Iwo Jima) and Korea
First class Motor Machinist Mate
Organized orchestra on board



Entry: 31580
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
MEMBER MED CRUISE 1963 USMC HS/3/2

JAMES LEAKE wrote on January 30, 2003


City and State: WALKER MI

Unit: HS 3/2 USMC

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: GIVE ME A SHOUT

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Entry: 27032
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
DAD AND UNCLE SERVER ON SHIP IN 1950'S

BOBBI LAURICH wrote on July 18, 2002


City and State: AMARILLO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad and Uncle were on the ship in the 50's. I would like to hear any stories about them. My dear Uncle J.N.Passed away last year, I know his daughter would love to hear anything anyone remembers about him. They really enjoyed going to the reunions, and have told stories about some of the guys on the ship. I have never tired of hearing about how close all of them were. If anyone has the time. I would love to hear from you.

Keywords: J.N. Smith and Robert (Toad,Bobby, or Bob) Horton


Entry: 24122
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
SANDOVAL MED CRISE 65

JAMES FONTENOT wrote on March 21, 2002


City and State: CHESTERTON IN

Unit: A-1-8 MARINES STEEL PIKE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: JUST LOOKING AROUND,FOR ANYONE ABOARD

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Entry: 22475
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
I NEED SOME INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER WHO SERVED ON THE USS SANDOVAL

STEVEN WHIPPLE wrote on January 21, 2002


City and State: NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather served on the USS Sandoval during the time of WWII. I am looking for someone who might have an interesting story about him. Also, I need to know what the following inscription means-S 2/C (I found it on some memorabilia of his). His name was Joseph Flannagan.

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Entry: 18861
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
I WAS ON THE SANDOVAL WW 11

JOHN MCKINLEY wrote on August 21, 2001


City and State: PAMPA TX

Unit: USS APA 194 SANDOVAL 1945-1947

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 17837
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
SANDOVAL

JAMIE PRIVETTE wrote on July 8, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find out where the Sandoval is currently located. I tracked her up to the 1970s where she was "disposed of by maritime administartion exchange" I know she is probably a reef now or scrapped but I would like to know for sure if she is no longer somewhere I can see her or if she is a reef, where she is located. Any ideas on how to find this out?

Thanks


Keywords: APA-194 USS Sandoval


Entry: 12461
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL APA 194

LOYD HAYES wrote on October 20, 2000


City and State: KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am interested in talking to anyone who served aboard this fine ship during the Korean War.I Am interested in finding outwhat happened to her after she was decomissioned in 1955 and anchored in the Bay in San Jose. I typed up all the compartment decomissioning papers as she was put into mothballs. Sincerely Loyd D Hayes

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Entry: 11830
USS SANDOVAL (APA-194)
USS SANDOVAL

ROWENA HOLTON wrote on September 18, 2000


City and State: BEAUMONT TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I loved my Father, but, apparently didn't know him very well, maybe you can help?

Keywords: My Dad was on the uss sandoval from 1953-1957-he was in the navy redwings. Just wondering if there is anyone out there willing to talk about it?



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USS Sandoval (APA-194)