USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869)


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Entry: 95291
Subject: 880 TOM PRATHER RD,MAYFIELD KY. 42066

bobby prather SENOR wrote on January 30, 2018

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City and State: MAYFIELD KY

Unit: ARNOLD J ISBELL DD 869

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served on isbell jan. 1951 to march 1955

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Entry: 82575
Subject: EXPLOSION ONBOARD

John P. (Giovanni) Viola SR. wrote on March 25, 2012


City and State: NEWFIELD NJ

Unit: NAVY A.J.ISBELL DD 869

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: A while back I left a message stating we where directly in front of the St Paul when it was hit by shell fire.

I recently found I was wrong about that. It was a accident in the forward gun turrent that caused the explosion.

When I saw it , I thought it was shore fire..we were very close to the shore. Nobody ever told
us anything . We didn't ask, didn't want to know I guess.

Keywords: Hospital Corpsman



Entry: 80100
Subject: U.S.S. ARNOLD ISABELL DD 869

Danielle Yale-Seman wrote on August 24, 2011


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: My father David Yale passed on 7/2/2009. I would like to get more information from his shipmates during his service.I have his Navy yearbook and several items i.e.Zippo lighter,pictures of shipmates and items from Korea. Please contact if you knew my Father or have information, I would love to add this to his yearly memorial for my family. 



Entry: 75048
Subject: AMOS LEE LUKE

Priscilla Lord wrote on June 12, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: In memory of Amos Lee Luke who served on the USS Arnold J. Isbell during the Korean War. He passed away on May 26, 2010

Keywords: DD869



Entry: 71823
Subject: PASSINGOFLTJGJOHNHOUGHTELING

Ruth Houghteling wrote on October 2, 2009

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City and State: ASHEVILLE NC

Unit: ARNOLDJISBELL869

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: John passed away March 21 and how he loved his mates.Adm Fittzpatrick was in command then.He loved his mates.We only made it to one reunion.Does anyone have pictures they can end fr a scrapbook?

Keywords: Korean Conflict



Entry: 68218
Subject: SHIP-MATES

George McWhorter SR. wrote on December 11, 2008

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City and State: BELLEVIEW FL

Unit: DECK HAND

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: looking for ship mates

Keywords: mcworthless



Entry: 68217
Subject: SHIP-MATES

George McWhorter SR. wrote on December 11, 2008

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City and State: BELLEVIEW FL

Unit: DECK HAND

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: looking for ship mates

Keywords: mcworthless



Entry: 67473
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS

Tim McGriff wrote on October 11, 2008

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City and State: NICEVILLE FL

Unit: SHIPS SERVICEMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: aNYONE REMEMBERING ME PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL.

Keywords: Served aboARD uss aRNOLD j. iSBELL DD-869
1962 AND 1963



Entry: 62961
Subject: SEARCHING FOR INFO ON MY FATHER AND WHAT SHIP HE WAS EXACTLY ON.

Donald Tidwell II wrote on November 12, 2007

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City and State: FAIRFEILD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My father is Donald j Tidwell. He served in the navy from 1951 to 1955. He was a signalman with an ending rank of SN. HE was in the korean war. Serching for info on him and the spacific ship he was aboard. Please help. Thanks.

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Entry: 60173
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT MY FATER

Steven LaMaster wrote on March 1, 2007


City and State: GRAFTON WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was told my fater was on the Isabell and I am looking for any info or photos. If anyone can help please let me know.

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Entry: 56097
Subject: E-MAIL UPDATE

John P. (Giovanni) Viola SR. wrote on March 4, 2006


City and State: NEWFIELD NJ

Unit: A.J.ISBELL DD869

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 55253
Subject: GUN FIRE CONTROL-AND GOOD CREW

Al Gregonis SR. wrote on January 18, 2006

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City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: FIRE CONTROL DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Great ship. great captain, officers and crew. Too bad the ship changed from what it was 50-54. Then it was the tin can to be proud of.Had a good bunch serving with me before transfer to great lakes.

Keywords: USS ARNOLD J ISBELL DD869


Galloping ghost of the Korean coast



Entry: 53147
Subject: USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL WEBSITE

Dan Davis wrote on September 14, 2005


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Official USS Arnold J. Isbell website: http://www.ussarnoldjisbell.com - Please contact me if you have photos, articles, stories, or artifacts to contribute to the site.

Keywords: USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869)



Entry: 43141
Subject: WHO KNOWS JERRY ROGERS?

Emily Rogers wrote on May 19, 2004

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City and State: REDDING CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm Emily Rogers-I'm doing a family tree....... but I don't know very much about my grandfather Jerry Rogers. I know he served in the NAVY in 1948 but I don't know much more then that. If you know ANYTHING-please E-mail me

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Entry: 38465
Subject: 2004 REUNION

Donald Holman wrote on November 17, 2003


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: ARNOLD J. ISBELL, DD 869

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 34352
Subject: WHO WAS CAPTAIN

Eve Berry wrote on May 23, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I purchased at auction a silver bowl engraved on the bottom To The Captain and Lew from The Wardroom U.S.S. Arnold J. Isbell DD 869. I'm trying to find out the Captain's name and was Lew his wife? Thanks for any assistance.

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Entry: 31091
Subject: CHARLES B. LOGAN

Tonya Whittenton wrote on January 9, 2003


City and State: PACE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for shipmates and anyone who may have any picture of these ships and my father Charles Billy Logan,he was a gunners mate from what i understand and discharged in August 1955.

Keywords: Uss Aronold J Isbell and Uss New Jersey



Entry: 30875
Subject: HELLO

Robin Reeser wrote on January 1, 2003

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City and State: TONKAWA OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served aboard the A.J Isbell and I am not sure which years because he also served aboard the USS North Carolina. I have made a site in my Dad's memory and it has several pictures of his days in the Navy scattered throughtout the site
but on this page I have alot of his Navy info
His name was Daniel Edward Reeser from Oklahoma
http://www.geocities.com/browneyes65_us/browneyes65_us3.html
the above url is the page I was referring to but the home page is http://www.geocities.com/browneyes65_us/

below are links to pages with Navy pictures
and I would like to know if any of you are in the pics with my Dad
http://www.geocities.com/browneyes65_us/browneyes65_us18.html

http://www.geocities.com/browneyes65_us/browneyes65_us4.html

I have other pics but I have to find them but I have these few..on the above pages..if you are the sailor in the picture with my Dad..I would love to know your name so I can put it on my website.

Keywords: My Dad served aboard the USS. A.J. Isbell



Entry: 28318
Subject: FORMER SHIPMATE

Jack Maas wrote on September 17, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was recalled and served a tour in Korea from 1952 thru 1953 as MML2.Remember the shore patrol duty and the ship hitting a tidal wave where we lost several people.Would be interested to hear from anyone who might recall the events.

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Entry: 27357
Subject: 53-56 ABOARD A.J.ISBELL

Raymond Reed wrote on August 3, 2002

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City and State: COLLEGE STATION TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard A.J. Isbell from June 53 to June 56. Served in various capacities as main prop, damage control, CIC and finally Navigator. Designed the 'Hellcat' insignia in 55 when we changed the call sign from "Sapworth' to 'Hellcat'. Will be at Reunion, hope to reestablish contact with shipmates from 'The BEST damn destroyer in the Pacific Fleet!'

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Entry: 18581
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ABOARD THE ISBELL 1951-1953

Orvie Townsend wrote on August 9, 2001

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City and State: SUPERIOR WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to hear from any friend or acquaintance who served aboard the ISBELL from the years 51-54. I have been in touch with one old friend Chuck Ehaney over the years. He know several more guys that were aboard during that time. Orvie Townsend August 9, 2001

Keywords: USS Arnold J. Isbell DD 869 51-54



Entry: 16416
Subject: DES DIV 52, SERVICE 1951 THRU- 1954

Max Cooley wrote on May 8, 2001

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City and State:

Unit: ISBELL, -- HOLLISTER, TORPEDOMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Seeking Info and contact w/ shipmates... I have contact with Henery Chevalier, and Von Johnston we wonder if anyone else is left??? if you would like to share info, please write or call Max Cooley::: E- Mail At max5@trilobyte.net. or phone: 435-882-4928.

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Entry: 15606
Subject: USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD-869) WEBSITE

Dan Davis wrote on March 25, 2001

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City and State:

Unit: USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD-869)

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I run a USS Arnold J. Isbell website at http://dwdavis9.tripod.com/dd869/dd869.htm

If anyone would like to contribute items to my website they would be most welcome. I have very little information on her service in Korea so the more we can add, the more we can preserve.

Thanks in advance,
Dan Davis

Keywords: USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869)



Entry: 14957
Subject: FIRST CREW(1945)ON THE A J ISBELL

Joseph (JL) James wrote on February 13, 2001

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City and State: LITTLETON NC

Unit: FIRE CONTROL

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the A J when it was commissioned in 1945 and then discharged in 1946. For the time, it was the best equiped, best built ship around. Serving on this ship was one of the highlights of my life. My battle station was range-finder operator - I was paid $5.00 more per month for having this position. My rank was FC3.I would like to hear from any of my shipmates from that era. I joined the Navy when I was 17 during WWll. I wonder how many of today's kids would do the same under the same circumstances. I am now a 74 year old with no regrets.

Keywords: Lee Smith, Richard Pascal, Lawrence Denny, Mannion, Fralick



Entry: 14403
Subject: INFO ARNOLD J ISBELL

Marc Aalderink wrote on January 18, 2001

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City and State: HOLLAND MI

Unit: SON OF VETERAN KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to know more about crewmates during the time my dad was assigned. he would like to have communications. also would like to know the current disposition of the dd869/greece 214 sachtouris. please reply. thank you.

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Entry: 14376
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON USS ARNOLD J. ISABELL

Frank Martin wrote on January 17, 2001

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City and State: CEDAR CITY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: To whom it may concern,
My name is Frank Martin. I am doing my senior thesis on the USS Arnold J. Isabell and the action she saw during the Korean War. My grandfather, Von Johnston, served on the ship. He is helping me out, but I would love to hear from any one who has anything interesting to say about life aboard the Isabell. I would appreciate learning anything about the ship. If you are interested in helping me with this project, please contact me at mart0772@student.suu.edu or by telephone at 435-867-5234. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Frank W. Martin

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Entry: 4261
Subject: IN MEMORIAM

John P. (Giovanni) Viola SR. wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: NEWFIELD NJ

Unit: DESDIV52

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: July 7,1952
John Mekler BM3 and Thomas Ward lost their lives as a result of heavy seas after leaving task force 95 off the west coast of Korea to patrol the Formosa Straites hot spot, keeping the Red Chinese on the mainland and the Nationalist Chinese on Formosa from attacking each other and expanding the war..I was the Hospital Corpsman. John Viola HM3

Keywords: Arnold J. Isbell DD869



Entry: 4177
Subject: DES/DIV-52

John P. (Giovanni) Viola SR. wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: NEWFIELD NJ

Unit: DES/DIV-52 DD869 A.J.ISBELL

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I served durring the Korean war from 1951 to 1954,with task force 77 and 95. Also many side trips
to shoot up the coastal rail lines and ground
support.

We were directly in front of the St Paul when it was hit in the forward gun turrent by shore
batteries,we both were very close to the beach.

We had some deaths durring our tours.

Although, to many people it has become the forgotten war,we will not forget.

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