USS Ajax (AR-6)


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USS Ajax Reunion Association

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Entry: 94000
Subject: ADDING EMAIL ADDRESS

Earl Hebert wrote on November 16, 2016


City and State: OSPREY FL

Unit: USS AJAX AR6 REPAIR DIV 9

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Served from November 1950 until June 1954. Transferred to Naval Air Station Jacksonville FL. Mustered out September 1956.

Keywords:



Entry: 86221
Subject: FIRE CONTROL REPAIR 1955 1957

Jack Schrader wrote on May 18, 2013


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: USS AJAX

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Two cruises to Westpac,first Sasebo,Kobe,Yokuska second Yokuska

and kobe. Was E3 in 55 left asFT1 in 57. Was great lifetime

experience. Lessons learned though not apparent at that time

saved my butt in later life. Mother A was god to me.



Entry: 85066
Subject: FOUND USS AJAX LIGHTER

Ann Arey wrote on December 27, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I recently found a lighter from the USS AJAX. It is
inscribed The U.S. Seventh Fleet's Japan Homeported
Repair Ship. It also has the ensignia. Sasebo,
Japan. I wouold like to return it to the veteran or
his family. It was in my mother's memorabilia. She
was a WWII vet and I know she would want it returned.
Any help would be gladly appreciated. It is
enscribed on the back. SALCHLI CRIB CHAMP 62
Thank you.

Keywords: Looking for SALCHLI



Entry: 84864
Subject: JOHN E. FELDSINE 1952??

Deb Velto wrote on December 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my
father - John E. Feldsine. Somewhere between 1952-
1953. I believe the pics I have are Sasebo Japan.

Thanks,
Deb V.

Keywords:



Entry: 75372
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMSERVGRU 3 RAIDOMAN

John Taylor wrote on July 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit: CTG 73.5, COMSERVGRU 3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Trying to find and confirm some info for the VA. Could use some help. Have many memories, good and bad. Thanks

Keywords: Aug. 1966 To Aug 1967 CTG 73.5 or ComServGru 3



Entry: 74974
Subject: CAN'T FIND 1965-1067 SHIP LOGS. WHERE CAN I FIND THEM? HUSBAND HAS CANCER

Cynthia Bryce wrote on June 5, 2010


City and State: RENO NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Unable to find ship logs for the Ajax AR-6 for 1965-67. Husband has cancer. He worked on ships that could have been contaminated with Agent Orange and other cancer causing agents. How many have cancer who were on this ship during this time?

Keywords: where are the ship logs for Ajax AR-6 repair ship, 1965-67?



Entry: 70954
Subject: SERVED IN ET GROUP, ~ '57-'58

Ron (Erick) Erickson wrote on July 19, 2009


City and State: BOUNTIFUL UT

Unit: ELECTRONICS REPAIR SHOP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Flew on a MATS super-connie from Travis to Itazuki to catch the Ajax in Japan. I went by train from Jokahoma to Sasebo to catch the end of her 6 month rotation there, and then went to Yokosuka for her 6 month rotation there. Then returned to the US for start of 6 month rotation in San Diego. Really had a great time, and outstanding learning experience in the Electronic repair shop.

Keywords: 'Eric': USS Waxwing (AM389); USS Mataco (ATF86); USS Aeolus (ARC3)



Entry: 70341
Subject: LOOKING FOR DIVERS 1953 AND 54

Bill Mulrenan wrote on May 27, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 69565
Subject: JOHN A DAVIS

Daine Freel wrote on March 19, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: anyone know him or was on same ship

Keywords: 1950,s



Entry: 68781
Subject: LOOKING FO RED PETTINGER HT2

Robert Holmberg JR. wrote on January 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUORA CO

Unit: USSAJAXAR6

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 68527
Subject: USN TRAINING COMPANY 055-AJAX/NAVARRO-ANYBODY?

Charmaine King wrote on January 4, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: VENICE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: MY DAD RECENTLY PASSED AND I FOUND HIS NAVY TRUNK WITH EVERYTHING INTACT AS THOUGH HE CAME OUT OF THE NAVY YESTERDAY. IT HAS TWO COPIES OF "THE ANCHOR" A 1955 YEARBOOK TYPE BOOK FROM THE TRAINING CENTER IN SAN DIEGO. IT IS FOR COMPANY 055. IF ANYONE SERVED/TRAINED WITH MY DAD AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIS EXTRA COPY, I WOULD ENJOY GIVING THIS TO SOMEONE FOR THEIR MEMORIES...JUST EMAIL TO MY DAD'S EMAIL-
SINCERELY, CHARMAINE

Keywords: NICKNAMES- "KEEFER", "FURK" NAVAL TRAINING COMPANY 055, SAN DIEGO, CA ENTRY: JAN. 24, 1955 DISCHARGED JAN. 23, 1959 RESERVES 1959-1963 SERVED ABOARD USS AJAX and USS NAVARRO.



Entry: 67937
Subject: CLARENCE HENDERSEN

Margaret Roberts wrote on November 19, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am trying to find someone who may know of Clarence Hendersen who served on the USS Ajax from 1952-1953. He has a daughter living in Idaho who was born in Waterville Maine in 1953. She has never met him and would like to know about him if he is still alive or has any living relatives. You may contact me at marjjy2@gmail.com and I will relay any information to her. He was in the 7th Division aboard the Uss Ajax. That is all the information that I have at this time.

Keywords: 7th Division, USS Ajax 1952-1953, San Francisco, California
Nickname for Clarence Hendersen - Clancy



Entry: 67880
Subject: LOOKING FOR FATHER

Tamy Burke wrote on November 15, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORANGE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for Jerry Barnes. I only know that he was on the AJAX in 67 I am his daughter and we have not seen each other since I was a baby. I would so love to find him and reconnect... I don't know much; just his name, and the ship he was on... If anyone who knows him sees this will you please pass this info on to him~~~~thank you~~~Tamy

Keywords: ussajax~~jerry barnes



Entry: 66706
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIEND

Christe Goddard (Richardson) wrote on July 29, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I wrote the note looking for JANAN W. ROBEAU. One important detail I left out! Everyone called him RUBIO!!!!!



Entry: 66690
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIEND

Christe Goddard (Richardson) wrote on July 28, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I have been looking for Janan W. Robeau for some time now. Every two years there is a SASEBO reunion in Las Vegas. Its not just the school but anyone who lived in Sasebo. I knew Jan in I believe 1961-63. I know that he was on the USS AJAX. He also served with a David Vidola and Ken Ericson. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Jan or his friends, please contact me. I know that Jan had family at one time in Stone Mountain, Georgia and I think a sister in California. We are all anxious to see him again!

Keywords:



Entry: 66471
Subject:

Paul Sigman SR. wrote on July 13, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: MIDDLEPORT OH

Unit: 2ND DIVISON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served aboard ajax from1952 1954

Keywords: uss ajax ar6



Entry: 66235
Subject: USS AJAX (AR-6)

Earl Hebert wrote on June 27, 2008


City and State: OSPREY FL

Unit: REPAIR DIVISION (9)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: 4 YEARS DUTY ON USS AJAX
2 YEARS DUTY NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE FL.



Entry: 65961
Subject: USS AJAX CREWMEMBERS 1974 TO 1978

Clyde Booth wrote on June 8, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: LONG BEACH CA

Unit: USS AJAX AR6

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for friends and other crewmembers who served aboard the USS AJAX AR6 from 1974 to 1978

Keywords: Killer Booth



Entry: 62241
Subject: SEARCHING FOR SHIPMATES

Bob Miller wrote on September 10, 2007


City and State: ALAMOGORDO NM

Unit: USS AJAX AR6

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Went aboard ajax in san diego in 1959. Made west pac cruise and home ported in Sasebo to replace the luzon. Looking for shipmates who remember stand bar texas and todai's in sake town or lived up on matsu hill. Remember the cruise in the inland sea to places like Kagoshima and Beppu or weekends in 99 islands. Worked in repair for a while, but most of the time in fwd engineroom. Transferred to uss pyro in 61.

Keywords: uss ajax ar6



Entry: 62086
Subject: USS LUZON ARG-2

Bruce Power JR. wrote on August 25, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Was aboard the Luzon 1953-53



Entry: 60834
Subject: ANY OLD AJAX CLOWN'S FWD AND AFT FIREROOM'S AND FDRY

Henry Lee SR. wrote on April 29, 2007


City and State: SHAWNEE OK

Unit: B-DIV. - R-2 DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was stationed on the benjo Maru from April 1960 to
April of 1962, I worked in both firerooms for one miserable year with guys like Miller and Larry Wisemann
who would start kissing while on the throttles ,Henry Seay ,Polly Parot ,Waterfield ,pappy Haskins,Gimble
Lovely, Teal, no body wants to talk
Ships foundry one year Jack Lambert,Rolland Cussen,
Cheif Larry Gillespie,Lagaspie ,Andy Anderson,Petrosie
Bohannan I have only found one of you guys Teal he's
a retired postmaster now wonder why , I met a lot of
great guys on the Ajax and some not so great, OH yeah
Thomas what was wrong dude. Henry Lee

Keywords:



Entry: 59999
Subject: WAS ON THE AJAXIN THE FLAG COM SER RON 3

Teddy O. (T. Q.) Quick wrote on February 12, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: AGAWAM MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE AJAX ALSO RECIVED 4 BATTLES STARS FOR SERVICE,IN THE KOREA WAR

Keywords: T.Q.



Entry: 58414
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY FATHER'S FORMER SHIPMATES

Patrick Downey JR. wrote on August 9, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: NA NA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: This is just a shot in the dark, but my father, the late Patrick Cole Downey of Suffern, NY served as a radio man on the USS Ajax, as well as USS Hector during the Korean War. One night, years ago at the dinner table, he broke down in front of my family and related to us how he and several other of his shipmates had come under fire, and how he killed a man in Vietnam while delivering mail, on a river somewhere and how the action was kept secret afterward. Any information would be more than welcome. Regards, Patrick C. Downey Jr. USMC '86, '89

Keywords:



Entry: 57577
Subject: USS AJAX

Angela Beliew wrote on June 8, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: PAULS VALLEY OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am searching for anyone who may have served with my Uncle aboard the USS AJAX, Alvin Bratton McKinney (Alvin) I belive he was killed in a boiler (broiler)explosion. He was killed such a long time ago I have little to no information on him or his death. It would be nice to know more and to maybe speak with someone who could share some old memories about him.

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Entry: 57204
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT GRANDFATHER

Michelle Follett wrote on May 17, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CARMEL IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: served all I have is what I found on the back of his Navy Picture. His name is Ray L. Tapp SK 2/c Div. S

He passed away nearly 15 years ago and wasn't able to appreciate his stories. Anyone with info I would be glad to hear from. Thanks

Keywords: I am looking for anyone who served with or a family member of someone who might have served with my grandfather. I don't have much info on when he



Entry: 55321
Subject: R-2 DIV. 1964- AUG 67

John Cannon wrote on January 22, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I serve her 1964-67 R-2 Div MR2 Workedin lower shop then upper shop and tool crib. Retire Navy then National Guard 20yrs

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Entry: 54969
Subject: SERVED ABOARD THE U.S.S.AJAX AR6 1959-60

Joseph Ambrose wrote on January 2, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: U>S.AJAX AR6

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would be interested in hearing from any shipmates
who served with me aboard the U.S.S.Ajax Ar6,U.S.S.
Luzon ARG2,and the U.S.S.MarkabAR23March 1959 to Dec.1960.From Dec1 1960
to Dec 4,1962 I served with COMNAVPHIL at Sangley
Point,Republic of the Philippines

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Entry: 54667
Subject: ANYONE THAT SERVED ON THE AJAX FROM 1952-1955

Leona Gayle Fontenot wrote on December 15, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anyone or children of anyone that served on the USS Ajax during the early to middle 1950's. My husband Earl Fontenot and his step brother Jack Frost were on the ship during this time and both have some form of dementia (Alzheimers) Please contact me.



Entry: 54526
Subject: USS AJAX

Thomas Martineck wrote on December 8, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather served on the USS Ajax during the Korean War. He was a POW and I would like to know more about him. I want to put together as much information together for a special occasion. He states that went in another persons spot and he was captured. My Grandfathers name is Russell N. Anderson. His twin brother (Fred) also served at the same time and I believe on the same ship. If anyone knows these two men please let me know thank you.

Keywords: USS AJAX



Entry: 53662
Subject: USSAJAX AR6 1944

Albert Schneider wrote on October 18, 2005


City and State: WOODRIVER IL

Unit: HYDRALIC DEPT.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: any one on ship 1944 remember crossed internationaldateline dec24 woke up dec26 no xmas.

Keywords: schmittser not sure spelling



Entry: 53616
Subject: USS AJAX AR-6/USS ALLAGASH AO97

Ray Stafford wrote on October 15, 2005


City and State: NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Went over on the General Mann
Served: Ajax out of Sasebo 61-62
Served: Allagash,out of Newport 63-64

Keywords:



Entry: 52841
Subject: SHIPS LOGO

Raymond Oeth wrote on August 25, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROLLA MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Someone called me last month (JULY 2005) he had purchased a brass ships logo in a flea market. Would he please call me again

Keywords: ships Logo



Entry: 52503
Subject: OSR SHIPMATES 1967-1970

Al Wright wrote on August 8, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MT. VERNON WA

Unit: OSR/REPAIR OFFICE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on the Ajax from 11/3/67 to10/3/73. The first three years were Shop Sup in OSR and the last 3 years was in the Repair Office as the ARRS. As I age, it seems important to be able to contact any shipmate just to remember old times. It was great duty as was the crew both ships company as was the repair dept. The repairs that were completed during the Viet Nam era to keep the ships in the war zone I feel could not be matched by anyone ship. All the memories of those days are precious. Your emails are appreciated and will be answered ASAP.
Big Al

Keywords:



Entry: 51464
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Ray Crum wrote on June 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS AJAX

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served aboard Ajax '66 to '67 in Sasebo.

Keywords:



Entry: 50145
Subject: DOUGLAS WARD SUMMERSILL/ EUSTIS, FLORIDA

Vicky Summersill Cannoy wrote on April 12, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKELAND FL

Unit: AJAX, 1951-1956

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!

Keywords: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION, CONCERNING MY FATHER, RADIATION EXPOSURE, TESTING SITE, #13 PHIPP



Entry: 47970
Subject: LOOKING FOR A PICTURE OF THE AJAX

Raymond Oeth wrote on January 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROLLA MO

Unit: I WAS IN THE 'A' STEAM AND REFRIDGERATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on the Ajax from 52-54. I boardered her in Japan. When she returned to San Diego and then returned to Japan. I was transferred to the Luzon until discharged. I found out that my grandfather William Kinder also service on the Ajax.

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Entry: 47338
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY FATHERS SHIPMATES

Debbie Brooks wrote on December 6, 2004


City and State: LEXINGTON SC

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hi,

I am searching for any of my fathers old shipmates. The only info I have is that he served in the Navy from Feb. 19, until 1945. His name was William (Will or Bill) Wright Rogers. He was from Tn. My understanding is that he was a 'boiler maker'. If you have any info, please contact me. My father died in Feb, 1992.

Thank you,

Debbie R. Brooks

Keywords:



Entry: 46899
Subject: U.S.S AJAX S AR 6

Richard Biard wrote on November 15, 2004


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: SECOND DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Im looking for Jim Hendricks He was In engering 1958 1959. I was in the second Div. Helm Bm of the watch and coxan #2 Lcm..Give me a hand Shipmates....

Keywords: TINY



Entry: 45151
Subject:

Teddy O. (T. Q.) Quick wrote on August 11, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: AGAWAM MA

Unit: 2ND DIV. C.S.R.3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 44391
Subject: WAS A COOK ON THE AJAX FROM 1964-1965 LOOKING FOR ARTHUR CASTILLO

Dieter Walter wrote on July 11, 2004


City and State: KORNWESTHEIM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 44282
Subject: I WAS ON THE AJAX FROM 1959 TO 1961 2ND DIV. IWAS ALSO ON THE LUZON FROM 1958 TO 1959

Gasper Farace wrote on July 5, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 44206
Subject: CSR-2 CRYPTO COMANDOS

Charlie Schiele wrote on July 2, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS OF YEARS 63-65 WHEN THE OLD
BENJO-MARU HAD THE WORST DISCIPLINE RECORD OF ANY
UNIT OF THE WHOLE U.S. ARMED FORCES. IF YOU DID'NT
HAVE AT LEAST ONE CAPTAINS MAST YOU WERE SOME-
WHERE ELSE-AT LEAST IN MIND AND SPIRIT. US RAIDOMEN DID OUR PART TO KEEP UP THE TRADITION.
GOOD FRIENDS,LONG HOURS,NO THANKS,AND WILD TIMES.

Keywords: CONSERVRON /COMSERVGRU THREE 62-66



Entry: 44204
Subject: CSR-3 CRYPTO COMANDOS

Charlie Schiele wrote on July 2, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 43086
Subject: COMSERVRON THREE

Charles (Chuck) Budy wrote on May 15, 2004


City and State:

Unit: COMSERVRON THREE USS AJAX

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for any radiomen who served on the staff of CSR3 from 1959 - 1961. I was on the USS AJAX, JASON AND HECTOR during that time. One of the flag moves was done in Yokosuka but dont remember which two of the tenders were involved.

Keywords: Radio Gang staff CSR3



Entry: 42532
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY FATHER

Barbara Dewey wrote on April 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SEAFORD DE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR MY FATHERS UNIT, MY FATHER IS DYING FROM CANCER, HE CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT UNIT HE WAS IN. HE SERVED FROM 1954 TO 1958. HE WAS ON THE USS AJAX.
HIS NAME IS DONALD DEWEY FROM PA.
PLEASE ANYONE WITH ANY INFO ABOUT MY FATHER PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FOR YOU HELP AND ALSO FOR FIGHTING FOR THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Keywords: USS AJAX 1954-1958



Entry: 42527
Subject: AJAX AR6

Steve Ruble wrote on April 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FL

Unit: 2ND DIV BSMATE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: 1967-1969

Keywords: looking for freinds steve barney ruble



Entry: 41865
Subject: CREW MEMBER AR-6

Jordan Gardner wrote on March 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Father MM1c Henry J. Gardner..crew member on AJAX...retired USN 1954...Died 7 February 1984 at home in Willard, Missouri...

Keywords:



Entry: 41853
Subject:

Kenneth Strickland wrote on March 19, 2004


City and State: WEBSTER FL

Unit: COMSERVRON 3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i was in comservron three for about 14 months at sasebo buoy 17 most of the time. looking for an old buddy name ray harper and he could have served on the ajax .ray was in the radio gang with me please contact me if any info. thanks a lot. contact kennethstrick

Keywords:



Entry: 41848
Subject: BUDDY SEARCH

Kenneth Strickland wrote on March 19, 2004


City and State: WEBSTER FL

Unit: COMSERVRON 3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 38543
Subject: LOOKING FOR AJAX CAP FOR DAD

Dennis Harper wrote on November 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEAVER AL

Unit: DAD/ PAT E. HARPER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: trying to find a commerative cap w/ uss ajax on front for xmas present. someone please help

Keywords: my dad was aboard 1950-53 pat harper/seaman






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