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USS Sarsi (ATF-111)


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Entry: 89111
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
USS SARSI SINKING

AMBER HOFFMAN wrote on June 6, 2014


City and State: SEQUIM WA

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to locate pictures if my late grandfather Marion Eugene Hoffman (Osterhaught). He was stationed on the USS Sarsi. He told me about the ship sinking off the coast of Korea, how he went back onto the sinking boat for the American Flag and how he remembered being on a life raft at night. Also any stories/memories you have would be greatly appreciated!!

Keywords: I remember seeing a certificate that had By the order of the Golden Dragon written on it is a kid. I am curious about what that meant and was all about.


Entry: 88162
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
SARSI CREW MEMBER CONTACT

GEORGE DERN wrote on January 21, 2014


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: in 1953 I was on mess cooking at the pac res flt long beach calif. there was a mess cook who was always talking about his experience on the sarsi when it sunk. very interesting to a young lad of 17 years of age. time has passed and I still remember what we shared about the sarsi. if I can remember his last name was o,connel cook striker from new York. any one has any info on him, give me a jinjle. derngeorge@yahoo.com.

Keywords: this message is intended for any of the crew of the uss sarsi atf 111


Entry: 78641
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
CHARLES H KUNSCH AKA OTTO USS SARSI(ATF-111)

TERRY JO KEENEY GEAR wrote on April 20, 2011


City and State: CANYONVILLE OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: USS Sarsi (ATF-111) Want to find out about my Uncle Charles H Kunsch Aka Otto was on the USS Sarsi 1952 ship went down with him on it guess they never found his body August 27 1952 his Rank was DC1 Charles Henry Kunsch, Jr. He was friends with Tom Wilbeck, Sr.they stayed in contact until my Uncle Charles ship went down I would like to get any pictures or letters if I can. If anyone can tell me more about my Uncle thta would br nice too. My Mother Josephine H Kunsch was always talking about her Brother Charles and that he was in the Navy and his Ship went down she cry every time she talked about him she named my brother Charles too after her brother, and my brother's Charles and Kenny and I Joined the Navy also because it was a Navy Family we were proud of our Uncle Charles. Wish I only could of meet this Wonderful Man My Grandmother and Mother talked so much about I was born later in 1954 PLEASE let me know more about my Uncle Charles Thank You


Entry: 77727
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
IRWIN BRILLOWSKI

JOHN BRILLOWSKI wrote on February 4, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: looking for people that know my dad irwin brillowski

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Entry: 73653
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
CHARLES KUNSCH MY UNCLE

TERRY JO KEENEY wrote on February 21, 2010


City and State: CANYONVILLE OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I want to know about my uncle Charles Kunsch from Omaha Ne please

Keywords: FAMILY Member


Entry: 72751
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
CHARLES H. KUNSCH

KATHY KUNSCH wrote on December 12, 2009


City and State: IMPERIAL BEACH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Tom Wilbeck,

I just happened to come across this site while doing some research on my
family history. Charles Kunsch was my uncle - his named is spelled
corretly (not Kunson). He was classified as MIA, but according to the
letters my grandma recieved from other sevicemen who were with him, he
was killed instantly when the USS Sarsi hit a mine.


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Entry: 61407
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
NEW ADDRESS FOR USS SARSI WEBSITE

THOMAS A. (TOM) WILBECK wrote on June 25, 2007


City and State: LONGVIEW TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: The USS Sarsi Website is now located at:

www.uss-sarsi.org


Keywords: Sarsi Fleet Tug ATF-111


Entry: 57202
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
USS SARSI (ATF 111)

JOSEPH RUSSELL wrote on May 16, 2006


City and State: MONTEREY CA

Unit: USS SARSI (ATF 111)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was aboard the Sarsi when she struck a mine on August 27, 1952 off Hungnam, North Korea. What is the latest news regarding reunions? I have never attended any of the prior reunions. At the time of the sinking I was a mere lad,assuming the duties of the ship's yeoman. Our prior ship's yeoman had been evacuated while on the west coast of North Korea due to a heart attack. I also served as the Captain's talker while on special sea detail and/or general quarters.

JOE RUSSELL


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Entry: 53790
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
RETURN CREW TO STATES

MARV JOHNSON wrote on October 28, 2005


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Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was aboard the USS Prairie September of 1952. We returned the crew of the USS Sarsi Back to San Diego.
All I remember is the Sarsi life ring hanging in the compartment. It was said the officers didn't eat in the wardroom they stayed and ate with the crew in the enlisted mess. This is seconed hand info.
Marv Johnson



Entry: 23646
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
LOOKING FOR KENNETH VINING U.S.S. SARSI ATF 111

WANDA SANCHEZ wrote on March 3, 2002


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for kenneth vining picture . he was on uss atf sarsi 111.

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Entry: 13616
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
CLAUDE LEE, SARSI SURVIVOR

ARIE BURRIS wrote on December 13, 2000


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Claude Lee, USS Sarsi survivor, passed away Feb 28, 2000, after a long illness. Would appreciate hearing from any of his shipmates.

Keywords: U S S Sarsi


Entry: 11678
USS SARSI (ATF-111)

JOHN H. WILBECK wrote on September 12, 2000


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: AO105

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am abrother of Thomas A Wilbeck me 3 deceased. An uncle of tom Wilbeckin tx he started the Sarsi web page am damner proud of him

Keywords: Aboard ao105 in onset of Korea/for the first year ,was transfered to the Quincyinnov 51


Entry: 8876
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
USS SARSI WEBSITE

THOMAS A. (TOM) WILBECK wrote on May 23, 2000


City and State: LONGVIEW TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Visit the Sarsi website at: www.uss-sarsi.org

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Entry: 7211
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
SARSI SINKING

FREDERICK RUFE wrote on February 27, 2000


City and State: PHILLIPSBURG NJ

Unit: USS ZEAL AM-131

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the USS Zeal and have viedo that shows some of the survivors of the Sarsi that were rescued by the Zeal on that August day. I was not on board at that time, but have served as president and am now secretary/treasurer of the USS Zeal Association. We meet yearly and welcome any survivors of the Sarsi to our reunion. I know that they have recently started meeting themselves.

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Entry: 4651
USS SARSI (ATF-111)
ROBERT SLATTERY - KIA

SLATTERY MEADE wrote on November 9, 1999


City and State: MA

Unit: USS SARSI ATF III

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: Looking for information on Robert Slattery, died when the USS SARSI ATF III sank in August of 1952.
Thanks


Keywords: USS SARSI ATF III Sank 8/27/52



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