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USS Thompson (DMS-38)


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Entry: 88442
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
2014 USS THOMPSON REUNION

CARL GIFFORD wrote on March 3, 2014


City and State: PEORIA IL

Unit: USS THOMPSON DD-627 DMS-38

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Friends and Sailors of the USS Thompson,
I invite you all to come to Peoria October 5-9, 2014 for the Reunion to mark the 70th. Anniversary of D-Day. The day that made the Thompson the most storied tin-can in the US Navy. Come and Play in Peoria with us.


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Entry: 88352
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
USS THOMPSON DMS38

WILLIAM J. (BILL) LUTTIG wrote on February 18, 2014


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: USS THOMPSON DMS 38

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hi all we are still haveing Reunions this I thing will be the 23 in Peoria every one
try to be there any questions call or Email


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Entry: 88257
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ANY REMEMBER LT. ROBERT WRIGHT

ROBERT WRIGHT wrote on February 2, 2014


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: CAP MARINES (WEBSITE) SON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dad was at Omaha Beach, ret'd Lcdr., died 1995, but even though did other duties was very proud of his time on Thompson. He was only on the Thompson, said that he just made it to Omaha beach and then to the med..He also had a picture of the ship, which is a well known USN photo, as I have seen it on the web here. He is buried at Arlington along with my grandfather who was also USN. He settled in Norfolk where I grew up.

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Entry: 88152
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ANYONE REMEMBER SAMMIE D. BOWEN?

ALAN HALL wrote on January 20, 2014


City and State: COLLIERVILLE TN

Unit: USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any who may remember my Father-in-Law, Sammie D. Bowen who served on the USS Thompson, during the Korean War. He said that his job was as a Fireman in the Engine Room. He passed away in October 1976, from cancer.

We do have a framed photo of the ship that he said was given him when he was discharged. At the bottom is his name caligraphed with the ship name and the three service ribbons (hand painted) for United Nations Korea Service, Korea Service, and Korea Presidential Unit Citation.


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Entry: 87563
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
FOOER CREW MEMBER

JACK HILL wrote on November 6, 2013


City and State: BLUESPRINGS MO

Unit: USNAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: trying to get picture and a brief history of this ship

Keywords: service in Korea


Entry: 86309
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
INFORMATION RE: JUNE 14, 1951

GARY LYNN wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Lt. Clarence D. Lynn, was Executive Officer of the
U.S.S. Thompson when it was hit 13 times by North Korean shore
batteries. Three crew members were killed and my father and Lt(jg)
Daniel Murphy were wounded. Lt. Charles Pittman, the Operations
Officer, saved my father's life by using his fist to staunch the
flow of blood from the most severe wound in my father's inner
thigh. I would be interested in knowing more about this incident
and whatever happened to Lt. Pittman. My father died August 1,
1989 from pancreatic cancer, attributable to exposure to excessive
radiation while involved in atomic bomb testing at White Sands, New
Mexico.


Keywords: U.S.S. Thompson, June 14, 1951


Entry: 86266
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
THOMPSON REUNION 2014

CARL GIFFORD wrote on May 23, 2013


City and State: PEORIA IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I will be hosting the 2014 Reunion in Peoria. I invite all who

served her and their family members and friends to join us next

October.


Keywords: 2014 Reunion in Peoria,IL


Entry: 85512
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
I HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

RONALD ESSEX wrote on February 20, 2013


City and State: BEDFORD IN

Unit: USS THOMPSON DMS-38

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Was aboard the U.S.S. Thompson from Octobor 1950 till
April 1954. Was awarded the Bronze Star with V for
Valor.



Entry: 85194
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
USS THOMPSON VIDEO

RICHARD DOUGLASS wrote on January 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I posted here many years ago and explained my dad, John
C. Douglass, Jr., was an officer aboard the Thompson.
He was also the fire control officer and on the bridge
when the ship was struck by enemy fire. He related the
story to me when I was a boy.

My mother gave movies my dad shot while he was on the
ship and I have converted them to digital video. I am
going to edit the content down and then post it to the
Web. I will let everyone know when it is available.

Richard Douglass


Keywords: USS Thompson Video


Entry: 81962
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ANYONE KNOW JOSEPH BRAIM SK2

JOSEPH BRAIM wrote on February 2, 2012


City and State: NORWOOD PA

Unit: USS EPPING FOREST

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father served on the Thompson and the Carmick during
operations in Korea from 1950 to 1952. . He was a storekeeper, and
was transferred back and forth between the two ships whenever
needed. He related stories to me of the ship being under attack
from shore batteries and of the crew members being killed. Anyone
who knew Joe Braim, please email me with any info that you
remember. He died in 1982.


Keywords: USS Thompson, USS Carmick, Korea, Minesweeper,


Entry: 80263
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
REUNION OF THE USS THOMPSON

MICHELLE PIMENTEL wrote on September 5, 2011


City and State: CERES CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: The reunion for the USS Thompson is in Reno this year
(2011). Oct. 2-6TH at the Peppermill Resort and Spa.
My dad is the host and he's been working very hard to
put this event on. I hope this will be well attended.
I'll be there along with my hubby and we'll enjoy
meeting everyone!

Michelle


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Entry: 79883
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ANYONE KNOW CHARLIE LARA?

LYNDIE LARA wrote on August 6, 2011


City and State: FRESNO CA

Unit: USS THOMPSON-DOWN BELOW LOADING GUNS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone knows him please contact me at roxlara21@yahoo.com

Anyone know about any reunion coming up?


Keywords: Charlie Lara friends with Jose G. who died on the ship and knows Marcus Minor and his brother. USS Thompson Sonjin. Says he worked down below the ship where he loaded the guns.  


Entry: 78928
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
MARCUS (SNOOKIE) MINOR

KORRI ANDERSON wrote on May 16, 2011


City and State: ST. JOSEPH MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information regarding a seaman killed in action on 20 August 1952 at Songjin. His name was Marcus Minor. His nickname was Snookie. His brother, Lorenzo "Buddy" Minor, was on this same ship the day Marcus was killed. Marcus found Lorenzo's body. It really affected him and the family. That part of the story has stayed in the family for years. I was wondering if anyone had pictures, stories, or anything regarding that fateful night or of the brothers themselves. Please email me any information you have to zetakitty@hotmail.com. Thank you for your time.

Keywords: USS Thompson, 20 August 1952, Marcus Minor, Lorenzo Minor, Snookie, Buddy, Songjin, DMS 38, USS Iowa, BB61, Service Number 3452778, Pay Grade E3, 04 April 1931, negro, small arms fire, gunshot, ground casualty, KIA 


Entry: 77541
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
BOATSNMATE FIRST CLASS 2ND DIVISION

JACK JENNINGS JR. wrote on January 21, 2011


City and State: DUNNELLON FL

Unit: USS THOMPSON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER JACK JENNINGS WAS ABOARD THE THOMPSON FROM
JULY 1950 UNTILL DEC 1, 1951.I HAVE A LOT OF PICTURES
OF THAT TIME A LOT OF ICE.


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Entry: 77359
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
DOES ANYONE KNOW VERNON JAMES MILLER?

ERIN MILLER wrote on January 5, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: He was on the ship USS Thompson DMS 38


Entry: 77051
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ANYONE WHO KNEW ANDREW P. CROWE?

KAREN CROWE-KERAGA wrote on December 5, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Anyone who knew Andrew P. Crowe? Any info would be so appreciated, thank you!


Entry: 73810
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
SEARCHING FOR THE STORY OF A WOUNDED WARRIOR

MARGE WILLHITE wrote on March 5, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Several months ago I read a comment by the SON of a wounded sailor. I don't know which ship the sailor was on, nor do I remember which ship I was researching. The story given by his son stated his father was receiving a blood transfusion after being wounded, looked at the "container" and found the blood was from himself -- given during a blood bank drive while still in the States before going to Korea. I've wished many times I would have copied it when I found it! Can anyone tell me where I found this story? My husband was on the IOWA when they received the dead and wounded from the Thompson in August 1952. Thank you.

Keywords: Wounded Warrior


Entry: 72390
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
USS THOMPSON

TODD HART wrote on November 17, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i would like to here from anyone who served with or knew my dad Dean Hart during the korean war he didn't talk to much about it so i have little info thanks.

Keywords: korean war


Entry: 70410
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
GREETINGS

MARLOWE IVERSON wrote on June 2, 2009


City and State: EDINA MN

Unit: DMS-38

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 67774
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
PICTURE OF USS THOMPSON DMS-38

WARREN ENROTH wrote on November 8, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for picture of the USS Thompson DMS-38. My Dad Harold Enroth served on this destoyer. He passed away 3 years ago. I miss him very much. Any info about him also during his time he served.

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Entry: 67603
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
LOOKING FOR MODESTO M. DELRIO

MODESTO MANUEL DELRIO SR. wrote on October 24, 2008


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit: USS THOMPSON DMS 38

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: To the person by the name of MARK Looking for Modesto Manuel DelRio that served on the USS Thompson DMS 38 during the Korean war. You did not leave your last name or where you could be contacted. I do not live in Modesto,CA. as you indicated on the message I saw on Google. I have always lived in Tampa, Fl.

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Entry: 59936
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
TO ANYONE WHO KNEW ALBERT SILVEIRA...

MARK JOHANSSON wrote on February 6, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Albert Silveira, my father in law, passed away on January 27, 2007. My
wife and I would like to hear from anyone who served with him. He was on
the USS Thompson during the Korean war. At some point in his service he
did underwater demolition. He was injured in 1951 or 1952 when the ship
was hit by fire from shore. He also served on the seaplane tender USS
Kennith Whiting. He will be interred at the National Cemetery at Santa
Nella, CA.

Thanks,

Mark and Barbara Johansson


Keywords: Albert Silveira, Thompson


Entry: 59792
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ALBERT SILVEIRA AND THE THOMPSON

MARK JOHANSSON wrote on January 24, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father in law, Albert Silveira served on the Thompson and was injured by
shore fire in Korea. He is retired and living in Modesto, CA. I'd like to hear
from anyone who knew him. Thanks, Mark.


Keywords: Thompson, Silveira


Entry: 59436
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
U.S.S.THOMPSON (DMS-38)

RONALD ESSEX wrote on January 1, 2007


City and State: BEDFORD IN

Unit: HIGH SPEED MINESWEEPER

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to update my new Emailing address to those who knew of me from the U.S.S.Thompson (DMS-38) from October 1950 till April 1954 during the Korean War. Please check with me on the ship's reunion's from year to year.Thanks.

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Entry: 58371
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)

MANUEL SOLAR JR. wrote on August 4, 2006


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

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Entry: 58368
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)

MANUEL SOLAR JR. wrote on August 4, 2006


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit: NAVY USS THOMPSON DMS- 38

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 57998
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
SHIPMATES

JASON BALTUTIS wrote on July 6, 2006


City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Sure would like to hear from anyone who served aboard between 1952-1954. My aunt's father, MM3 Romaine J. Schuld, who is still alive and well here in Milw, WI, served aboard during this time period. I've talked to him about his service, but he always seems to change the subject to me. Would like to hear some good sea stories, as we all know that sailors can tell some pretty good ones.

Keywords: USS Thompson 1952-1954


Entry: 56978
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
LOOKING FOR BENJAMIN BRUCE BENTLEY

MODESTO MANUEL DELRIO wrote on May 4, 2006


City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND BENJAMIN BRUCE BENTLEY A SHIPMATE THAT WAS ON THE USS THOMPSON. I WAS ON THE USS THOMPSON FROM 1951-1955. AS I REMEMBER HE WAS FROM OREGON. I HAVE HAD NO LUCK IN FINDING HIM, IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN REACH HIM PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

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Entry: 56894
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
USS THOMPSON DMS 38

WILLIAM J. (BILL) LUTTIG wrote on April 29, 2006


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 53183
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
CASUALITY LIST USS THOMPSON DMS

JOHN WOLFE SR. wrote on September 17, 2005


City and State: SCOTTSVILLE KY

Unit: USS C.P.CECIL DD835

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: HE WAS MY COUSIN,THE ONLY INFORMATION WAS HE WAS ON A MINESWEEPER

Keywords: SEEKING DATA ON JAMES WOLFE,KIA..USS THOMPSON DMS;KOREAN WAR


Entry: 53176
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
JAMES WOLDE, KIA

JOHN WOLFE SR. wrote on September 16, 2005


City and State: SCOTTSVILLE KY

Unit: USS C.P.CECIL DD835

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My cousin was killed on a minesweeper during the Korean War.On his head stone is written USS MINESWEEPER.His name was James Wolfe,can anyone help me?

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Entry: 48769
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
REQUESTING PHOTO OF USS THOMPSON DMS 38

RANDY MCKINZIE wrote on February 7, 2005


City and State: FRANKFORT IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'd like to find a photo of the USS Thompson DMS 38. My dad Earl "Tinker" McKinzie was a crewmember on the Thompson. He worked in the engine room. I have tried off and on for a few years to find a photo. I even had a Navy Recruiter looking for me, he said he couldn't find anything. Dad past away August 1986 from cancer, I miss him and think of him everyday. I would pay for a copy and the shipping if anyone has a copy. Also my uncle Richard was on the ship, he still lives in Frankfort but don't believe he has a picture.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Randy McKinzie


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Entry: 42310
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
USS THOMPSON DMS-38-1949-1954

WILLIAM J. (BILL) LUTTIG wrote on April 13, 2004


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WE have a reunion every year would like to keep in touch an add more people to the reunion

Keywords: Reunion of the USS thompson DMS-38


Entry: 42156
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
U.S.S.THOMPSON (DMS-38)

RONALD ESSEX wrote on April 6, 2004


City and State: BEDFORD IN

Unit: USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was aboard the Thompson from October 1950 till July 1954.Was a Boatswin Mate 3rd Class when discharged at San Diego,California I was awarded the Bronze Star with the "V" for Valor at Pearl Harbor in 1951 on out return trip to the states to film the movie "THE CAIN MUTINY".Four of my shipmates was awarded the same medal as I during Minesweeping Operations at Inchon,Korea before the invasion there.I remember the ones who gave their lives so others could be free and I'll never forget their faces of smiles when they served aboard The Thompson in the Korean Waters off the North Korean Shores in those years.

Keywords: Destoryer Mine Sweeper


Entry: 37943
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
REUNION

JANE DILL wrote on November 1, 2003


City and State: MANCHESTER NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Kenny Dill had worked very hard in getting the Thompson reunion together and I was wondering if you still have the reunion. He passed away back in 1996, but his whole life at the end was trying to make contact with all his buddies..... If anyone knew my Dad or has info on the reunions could you please contact me. Thanks

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Entry: 37942
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
REUNION

JANE DILL wrote on November 1, 2003


City and State: MANCHESTER NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Kenny Dill had worked very hard in getting the Thompson reunion together and I was wondering if you still have the reunion. He passed away back in 1996, but his whole life at the end was trying to make contact with all his buddies..... If anyone knew my Dad or has info on the reunions could you please contact me. Thanks

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Entry: 37790
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
USS THOMPSON (DMS38)

HENRY ANDERSON wrote on October 25, 2003


City and State: BRAWLEY CA

Unit: USS THOMPSON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was aboard the USS Thompson (DMS 38) on 20 August 1952 when we were hit by enemy shore fire.One of my best friends, a guy by the name of Caspo from New York, hurt his hand in the morning and could not take his GQ station bringing ammo up the chain hoist. He took my GQ station on the flying bridge and I moved down to CIC. We went to general quarters to do a firing mission near Songjin. They were faster than us and the first shell burst right over the flying bridge. Caspo
and another seaman by the name of Minor were killed instantly. Minor was colored and had a brother on the ship also.
A boy by the Name of Bob Jones, a YNSN who worked with me in the ships office, was on the bridge and was wounded also. The Missouri came alongside and took our dead off, and they went into port. We had to stay on station for a couple of days and when we went into Sasebo the Mo was there, and her crew in blues stood at attention as we passed by and played TAPS. Have you ever heard taps rolling across the water. I still get the willies thinking about it. The Thomposn had one hell of a good crew, but not one much on regulations. I think all of us wore levis. If Caspo had not hurt his hand, I would not be here today to send this.
Upon coming back to the states in early 1953, the Thompson and the USS Carmick (DMS 33) were sent to Hunters Point, CA where the Caine Mutney was filmed aboard the two ships. The Exec aboard the Thompson was Lt Hooper


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Entry: 36083
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT WILLIS GROGG

ROGER SCHNEIDER wrote on August 6, 2003


City and State: GOSHEN IN

Unit: NEWSPAPER REPORTER

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a newspaper reporter in Goshen, Ind. and came across the name of Willis Devon Grogg who was killed aboard the USS Thompson on June 14, 1951 off North Korea. His name does not appear on our local monument to veterans and I was wondering why.
His home town is listed as Elkhart, Ind. and he was serving in the quartermaster corps aboard the Thompson when he was kille.
Can anyone tell me about Mr. Grogg and his duties and how he was killed?


Keywords: Willis Devon Grogg


Entry: 36048
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
ADDITIONAL INF

GERALD HALE wrote on August 4, 2003


City and State: JACKSONVILLE AR

Unit: USS NAVASOTA AO 106

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My ship the Navosto AO106 HAD REUELED the Thompson duering this event of June 14 1951. A good friend of mine Larnce E Worley was a crew member of the Thompson. I have not seen nor heard from him since about 1954/55. He was a MM working in the Evp. I sure would like to make contact with Him. I retired in 1970 as a Chief Machinst Mate. Went to work at L.R.Air Force Base retiring there in 1990. So some of you Engineer's who knew him let me hear from you.

Keywords: JERRY


Entry: 32449
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
JUNE 14 1951, I PUT THE WRONG YEAR SORRY

ART CARRILLO wrote on March 2, 2003


City and State: CHULA VISTA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

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Entry: 32448
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
JUNE 14 1941

ART CARRILLO wrote on March 2, 2003


City and State: CHULA VISTA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad Arturo O. Carrillo was a stewards mate third class on the USS Thompson on that day.He was awarded the commendation ribbon with the combat distinguishing device. Im tryin to find out any additional witnesses who are surviving and to gather additional information about the events that occured that day..My father is 78 and living in San Diego Cal. Im trying to help him locate shipmates who were there..thanks Art Carrillo


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Entry: 30252
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
SON OF JOHN C. DOUGLASS, JR. OFFICER ABOARD THOMPSON

RICHARD DOUGLASS wrote on December 8, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: John C. Douglass, Jr. was my father and an officer aboard the Thompson. I believe he was a weapons control officer. He has related the story of when the ship was hit and how men around him were killed, as I believe he was in the flying bridge at the time. He also related how the ship was once in a minefield. In fact I thing being stuck in the minefield was what made the ship vulnerable to shore fire. I have movies from his time aboard ship including transfer of wounded from the time the ship was shelled.

My dad passed away last year. He was a good man and a good friend.


Keywords: U.S.S. Thompson


Entry: 28143
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
JUNE 14, 1951

MILTON TRUJILLO wrote on September 9, 2002


City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit: USS THOMPSON DMS 38 / USS CARMICK DMS 33

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I just got to know Jose Gallegos on the chow line. We talked a few time. He was killed on June 14, 1951. He was from El Paso Texas. Check the court house if your in the area, his name appear there! John Philbrick, Kansas, was my good friend SK. He passed away about two years ago with cancer. After Korea we meet at the KSU campus, we were both there taking the CPA exam. We were both surprised, we kept in contact from that day forward. I saw Hiram Moulton in Salt Lake, he worked with Safeway. Would like to hear from Shipmates!

Keywords: I went on board the Thompson DMS 38 on June 10, 1951. On June 14, 1951 we were hit by enemy shore fire. I'll never forget that day! I was a DKSN at that time. I am proud to have served with the Thompson. We will meet 9/23-26/02 in La Vegas, NV. Holiday Inn down town.


Entry: 10495
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
SEEKING INFO ON USS THOMPSON DMS 38

HOWARD HOBBS wrote on July 20, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: mine sweeper uss thompson dms 38. seeking
info. was shelled by chinese shore batteries.
some killed and wounded.


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Entry: 10306
USS THOMPSON (DMS-38)
RADIO OPS 51-53

WILLIAM (GENE) COLLICK wrote on July 12, 2000


City and State: KALAMAZOO MI

Unit: U.S.NAVY ASSND -TH FLT.(YAPU)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I Finally found some additional info you may desire. The following was out of
a AP News release, but I dont have the date. It Reads:

Eugene Collick Abord destroyer hit by Reds.

Radio Seaman Apprentice Eugene Collick of Allegan, was aboard the Destroyer
USS Thompson when it was hit by Communist shore bateies on August 20th near
Shongin, Korea.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,etc,
A shell hit the flying bridge and went through the roof to the polot house
killing four and injuring 10. The wounded were transferred to the battleship
Iowa which arrived about an hour later.


Keywords: USS Thompson DMS38 from 1951-1953 was Radio Opr.



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