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USS Wedderburn (DD-684)


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 87559
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
WEDDERBURN DD-684

ROY (BILL) WADE wrote on November 5, 2013


City and State: JOHNS ISLAND SC

Unit: WEDDERBURN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: searchingfor vietnam era vets

Keywords:


Entry: 87136
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
LOOKING FOR VETERANS 1950-1953

CONSTANCE STOWE wrote on September 1, 2013


City and State: MONTAGUE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any veterans from the USS.
Wedderburn 1950-1954 that may know my brother Gary
Bowen.

I would like to make contact so I could re-connect
him with people he may have served with..or any
family members that may have had family serving

with him.....please e-mail


Keywords:


Entry: 83456
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
THE RESCUE OF LT.(JG) WORKING

T.E. MOORE wrote on June 25, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: On 8,Sept.,1951, Lt.(jg)P.L.Working of VF-54, off of
the USS Essex CV-9, had his aircraft hit by enemy
flak, he ditched in the sea. When the radio ask if
anyone was on the way to Lt.Working's rescue, the USS
Wedderburn DD-684 reported; The ship is steaming, the
helicopter is launched, the whaleboat is over the
side, and supper is hot on the table. Well
done,Wedderburn.


Keywords: Lt.(jg)P.L.Working,VF-54, USS Essex-CV-9, Rescue


Entry: 81892
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
USS WEDDERBURN 1965/1968

FRANK CARLSON JR. wrote on January 28, 2012


City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: i served on the uss wedderburn from 1965 to 1968 trying
to find personnel that served the same time


Keywords: 684


Entry: 77947
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
JUNE 1950

RICHARD E. FRAZEE wrote on February 22, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Wedderburn was pariaally in moth balls at this time.
Sister ships for the trip were: Twining, Uhlman, Weden


Keywords: Trip to Panama / South America June 1950


Entry: 74037
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
VIETNAM ; AGENT ORANGE

R. ERNEST LEDTJE JR. wrote on March 23, 2010


City and State: WILTON IA

Unit: VA-115

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I am helping a Vet, and need some help on if USS Wedderburn was ever on any inland waterway. Or what was the clost it came to the shore of South Vietnam.
Thank-you
R. Ernest LEDTJE



Entry: 68399
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
FRANK MATAS - SERVED 1950 TO 1955 DO YOU REMEMBER?

MISSY MATAS wrote on December 26, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Frank Matas served on the Wedderburn in (around) 1950 
1955. He hung out with a few guys, one being George DePinto (spelling?
Not sure). This Christmas, we gave him a picture of the ship, which
brought back memories, that he enjoyed sharing with this five children,
and grandchildren.

If anyone remembers him, please contact me, I enjoyed watching his eyes
light up this Christmas while recalling his glory days on the 684.

Thanks,
Missy Matas


Keywords: Korean War; Wedderburn


Entry: 67434
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
1957 - 1958 CREWMEMBER

BOB VAN KEUREN wrote on October 6, 2008


City and State: WILLIAMSBURG KY

Unit: SUPPLY DEPARTMENT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Supply Department 1957 - 1958


Entry: 65119
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
WEDDERBURN REUNION APRIL 17-21, 2008

JAN GUYTON wrote on April 7, 2008


City and State: MCDONOUGH GA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: FYI--There will be a Wedderburn Reunion in Wilmington, North Carolina April 17-21, 2008.
I know this is last minute, but I just now found this site. For more information, please contact LeGrand Lanier at 910-327-3330.
Jan Guyton


Keywords:


Entry: 56920
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
DID YOU KNOW HIM? DONALD E. STRINGER

DONNA CHANDLER wrote on April 30, 2006


City and State: HUACHUCA CITY AZ

Unit: USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served on the USS Wedderburn during the Korean Conflict. His name was Donald E. Stringer and I know he was promoted to Boiler Tender Third Class. My father died October 1954 before I was born. I am hoping to contact anyone who may have known him and would like to share their memories.

Keywords: I have a letter to my uncle from
W. M. Klee
Commander, U.S. Navy,
Commanding, USS WEDDERBURN



Entry: 54646
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
LOOKING FOR OLD CREW MATES '58-'61

JOSEPH LAPLANTE SR. wrote on December 14, 2005


City and State: WADDELL AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 53275
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
MY FATHER WAS ON THE WEDDERBURN 51-52

CHARELS ROGERS JR. wrote on September 23, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was on the Wedderburn 1951 to 1952. He went by Charlie and was a gunners mate. He died in 1983. I just found this sight and was wondering if there is any one out there who remembers him. Thanks!

Keywords:


Entry: 47487
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE USS WEDDERBURN

BEUX WEDDERBURN wrote on December 13, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am an active duty OS2 stationed in San Diego, looking for information on the WEDDERBURN. I share the same last name as the LTJG that WEDDERBURN is named for. Anything to help me learn more about the ship and Ltjg Charles Wedderburn would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 46315
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS THAT WEAR ON THE USS WEDDERBORD SHIP684 IN 1950 TO 1952

HAROLD ZAFKE wrote on October 15, 2004


City and State: BLAINE MN

Unit: 684 UPPER HAND

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 45358
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
KOREAN VETERAN

ARLOS LEDBETTER wrote on August 21, 2004


City and State: CHATTANOOGA TN

Unit: FIRE CONTROL TECHNICION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: led,


Entry: 40094
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
MY DAD WAS ON THE WEDDERBURN

ANDRE' ALLEMAND wrote on January 19, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad was an SK2 on the Wedderburn during the Korean War. He did not speak much to me about his actions, only that his war duty was long. My brother was born while he was away. Once, I took my Dad and My son to the USS Kidd museum in Baton Rouge. the Kidd was a fletcher class and Dad was telling us stories about the simularities of the two ships. We sort of went off the assigned tour and searched around the ship. I could see it in his eyes. His remembering certian things while on there was unique and a bit of living history to me and my son. My Dad passed away in 1996. He was a proud american and believed in what was right.

-Andre'


Keywords:


Entry: 37855
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
MY DAD WAS ON BOARD DD 684

RANDY ALEMAND wrote on October 28, 2003


City and State: LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad passed away in 96. He spoke fondly of his service on "his" ship. I was born when he was in Korea and grew up hearing stories of friends and good times on the ship, he never spoke of the bad timeS.

I'm sending his reguards (he wouold have loved this site)

Randy Allemand for Store Keeper 2nd class
NOLAN PAUL ALLEMAND


Keywords:


Entry: 36302
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
USS WEDDERBURN DD 684

DONALD BRAGG wrote on August 16, 2003


City and State: WHITE HALL MD

Unit: TORPEDOMAN 3RD CLASS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on this ship fron 1952 till 1955. I was in the torpedo gang, and made four trips over seas. would like to hear from old friends.

Keywords: nickname Big Sid


Entry: 36192
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
GRANDSON OF SOLDIER

JOSHUA ALLEMAND wrote on August 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My grandpaw served in the korean war. He was a cook on the USS WEDERBURN . He passed away in 1996

Keywords:


Entry: 34110
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
SON OF A SAILOR

ROBERT COX wrote on May 11, 2003


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: MY FATHER WAS ON THE 684 HIS NAME WAS ROBERT E, COX . HE WAS FROM BLOOMINGTON IND, I HAVE FOUND SOME OF HIS SERVICE PAPERS AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ANY ONE WHO MAY HAVE SERVED WITH HIM .HE PASSED AWAY IN 1979 HE ALSO SERVED ON THE USS HOPEWELL.PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU KNEW HIM.IT WOULD BE A PLEASURE THANKS ROBERT COX

Keywords: BOILERMAN 2nd CLASS


Entry: 32356
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
TO MY OLD SHIPMATES

DAVID POOLE wrote on February 26, 2003


City and State: BAYARD IA

Unit: USS WEDDERBURN DD684

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Made a lot of friends on the Wedderburn and would surely like to see them again or at least commicate with them. Served from 53 through 55.

Keywords:


Entry: 30864
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
DOES ANY ONE NO WHERE I CAN GET A LIST OF THE PEOPLE THAT WHERE ON THE SHIP

STEVE SEARLE wrote on January 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: iam looking for my father who i never seen my mother found a letter and it says on it uss wedderburn on it how can i get alist of people who were on that ship

Keywords:


Entry: 30373
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
IN HONOR OF MY FAVORITE UNCLE

JERRY MCGOWAN wrote on December 13, 2002


City and State: GERALDINE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i ran across this site while researching my old ship the uss saint paul that i served aboard in 57-58,howell was my favorite uncle,i dont know what years he served aboard the wedderburn i just know i was a kid and now im 63,he was a fn or bt i just know he worked in the boiler room,he stayed in about 20+years and retired he was a first class

Keywords: howell hill,nickname wormy


Entry: 20696
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
WEDDERBURN

JOHN HARRIS wrote on November 16, 2001


City and State: ABIQUIU NM

Unit: RADIOMAN USS WEDDERBURN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served two tours of Korea in 1951 and 1952 and then transferred to serve about two years on the USS Halfbeak (SS352). I contacted Herbert Persky Jr. a few years ago and when he left the Wedderburn went to college and then became a fighter pilot for the Marines. I have lost contact with everyone else. I have a great story about Christmas at sea, I believe in 1951.

Keywords:


Entry: 20626
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
SERVED ON 684 FROM 1951 TO 1954

ARLOS LEDBETTER wrote on November 13, 2001


City and State: CHATTANOOGA TN

Unit: SERVED WITH TASK FORCE 77 AND 95

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I went from boot camp in San Diego to Hunters Point Naval Ship Yard in San Francisco to help take the 684 out of moth balls from WW II for Korean duty. I was aboard from 1951 to 1955 during which time I became an FT2. Would like to hear from others aboad during this time period.

Keywords: "Led"


Entry: 16043
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
CREWMEMBER - USS WEDDERBURN

ALVIN EBERT wrote on April 20, 2001


City and State: WATERFORD CT

Unit: USS WEDDERBURN DD684

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served aboard the USS WEDDERBURN DD684 - 57/58 as the HM1 Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman. I am interested in contacting all ex-crewmen of the Wedderburn for adding them to a Wedderburn website. Sincerely, Alvin G. Ebert - ebe91829@aol.com

Keywords: Wedderburn DD684, Destroyer, Hospital Hospital


Entry: 12156
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
WEDDERBURN

RAY BARRETT wrote on October 5, 2000


City and State:

Unit: DD684 1951 -- 1952

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for any former crew member, particularly Radiomen, ET's, Sonar, Radar, Quartermasters, anyone who remembers or may know where some of the old crew is. I will respond to all.

Keywords: PERSONAL FRIENDS


Entry: 11958
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

JOHN SOWARDS wrote on September 24, 2000


City and State: MARYVILLE MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather is looking for anyone who was on the Wetterburn from between '52 to '55. His name is Lorin Sowards. He was a GM3. If you have any information about him please write me back.

Keywords:


Entry: 9155
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
SHIPMATES

KENNETH NELSON wrote on June 2, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who was on the Wedderburn form mid 1952 to mid l953 or anyone else who knows some stories from the ship. I celebrated New Years Eve l953 at Okinawa. Let me know if there is anyone who remembers those times. Thanks, Kenny

Keywords: Wedderburn,Hamner, Kenny (Nelson K.R.)


Entry: 7427
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)
USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)

GEORGE ENGLISH wrote on March 11, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: http://web.wt.net/~gecofact/history2.htm

Keywords: USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684)



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