USS Begor (APD-127)


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Entry: 92157
Subject: I'M LOOKING FOR NAVAL OFFICER FROM MONTANA,AFTER KOREAN WAR WHO KNEW MY DAD PHIL O'ROURKE

Mary Beth O'Rourke-Gianni wrote on November 10, 2015


City and State: OAKVILLE CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 74 B Falls Terrace My dad Philip O'Rourke was in the Navy at the end of the 1940's
and served through the Korean War.He worked in the Engineer Division.We have some
pics,of him aboard the USS Begor October 7,1949,and they are all dressed in their
naval white uniforms.I also have a pic of a group of naval officers dressed in
their white uniforms,in front of palm trees,in Mango Point Bay,Subic
,Philippenes..There is one last pic of the USS Begor ADP 127,taken during the
Korean War,as their is another ship being blown up alongside the USS Begor.My
dad,Philip O'Rourke,joined the Navy when he was 19 years old.He stayed with a
fellow naval officer,after the war in Montana,right before he met my mother in
Connecticut.My dad was from Columbus,Ohio.He became an attorney,working for the
IRS,and was killed in a plane crash when he was only 37 yrs old.My mother wanted
to try to find the man my dad had spent time with in Montana.He had such a great
time there on his vacation their,and was driving back to Ohio after that trip,when
she met him.If this gentleman is still alive,we would love to hear from him,as we
miss our father dearly,any memories would be a treasure to us!!Thank you.

Keywords: My father served during the Korean War.He was in the Engineer Division



Entry: 71530
Subject: USS BEGOR(APD-127) HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on September 6, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE USS BEGOR,WAS NAMED FOR LT.(jg).FAY B.BEGOR,M.D.,
USNR(1916-1943),WHO WAS KIA AT LAE,NEW GUINEA IN WWII,
AND AWARDED THE NAVY CROSSS MEDAL POSTHUMOUSLY.THE
SHIP WAS LAYNCHED 25,MAY,1944 AS;USS BEGOR(DE-711),RUDDERROW CLASS DESTROYER ESCORT.THEN ON 17,JULY,
1944,SHE WAS CHANGED TO TO A CROSLEY CLASS FAST
TRANSPORT,AND DESIGNATED USS BEGOR(APD-127).SHE WAS
COMMISSIONED 14,MARCH,1945,WITH A DISPLACEMENT OF
1,450 TONS,AND A COMPLEMENT OF 204(12 OFFICERS--192
ENLISTED).WITH LCDR.B.T.BROOKS,USNR IN COMMAND SHE
WENT TO THE PACIFIC 3RD.FLEET TO OCCUPY JAPAN.------

DURING THE KOREAN WAR,THE USS BEGOR(APD-127)SERVED TWO
TOURS OF DUTY,UNDER THE COMMAND OF;SKIPPER,WILLIAM A.
WALKER III---SKIPPER ARCHIE C.KUNTZE,AND SKIPPER GEORGE
HAMILTION.THE SHIPS FIRST KOREAN TOUR,(DEC.1950-SEPT.
1951),SHE PARTICIPATED IN THE HUNGNAM MAJOR EVACUATION,LATE DEC.1950,SHIPLOADS OF MEN,AND MATERIAL
WERE EVACUATED FROM HUNGNAM HARBOR,AND ABOUT 105,000
SOLDIERS,AND MARINES,98,000 CIVILIANS,17,500 VEHICLES,
AND 350,000 TONS OF SUPPLIES WERE SHIPPED TO PUSAN IN
ORDERLY FASHION. HUNGNAM WAS DEMOLISHED,UDT-3 HAD HELP
FROM APD-127,IN THAT OPERATION.THE SHIP ALSO WAS IN
(SPECIAL OPERATIONS),R and D MISSIONS. ON 7,APRIL,1951,
AS PART OF TASK-FORCE-74,IN SUCCESSFUL DESTRUCTIVE
RAIDS,UTILIZING 250 COMMANDOS OF THE "41ST.INDEPENDENT
ROYAL MARINES"--------ON THE SHIPS 2ND. KOREAN WAR
TOUR,(14,NOV.1952-12,AUG.1953),SHE WAS INVOLVED IN
UDT MISSIONS,AND POST ARMISTICE POW EXCHANGE.------
THE SHIP WAS DECOMMISSIONED 20,JULY,1959,AND LAID IN
THE RESERVE FLEET,SHE WAS COMMISSIONED AGAIN IN 1961,
THE SHIP WAS DECOMMISSIONED AGAIN ON 1,JAN.1969,AND
REDESIGNATED TO;AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT SMALL(LPR-127).
THE SHIP WAS STRUCK FROM NVRON 15,MAY,1975,AND ON
6,DEC.1976 WAS SOLD FOR SCRAPPING,FOR $60,000,TO
NATIONAL MEDAL and STEEL CORP.,TERMINAL ISLAND,CA.-----

GO TO; WWW.USSBEGOR.ORG ---------.

Keywords: LT.(jg).FAY B. BEGOR,M.D.,USNR(1916-1946)------
USS BEGOR-(DE-711)--(APD-127)--(LPR-127)------
WWW.USSBEGOR.ORG --------------



Entry: 47787
Subject: LT. EARL J. MARCONNED

Oleta Bryson wrote on December 29, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for information about my Grandfather Lt.Earl Marconnet who served aboard the USS Begor during the Passage of Freedom. I just want to know if anyone knew him and if they could tell me anything about him.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Oleta Bryson

Keywords: USS Begor Passage to Freedom



Entry: 46000
Subject: A FEW WEB SITE TO VISIT AND COMMENT

Russ W. (Mac) Machen wrote on September 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TECUMSEH OK

Unit: USS BEGOR (APD-127)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: ~~~~~~~~~
HTTP://MY-VERY-OWN-WEB-PAGE.TRIPOD.COM
~~~~~~~
HTTP://MY-PERSONAL-WEB-PAGE.TRIPOD.COM
~~~~~~~
HTTP://THOUGHTSFORLIVING.TRIPOD.COM
~~~~~~~
HTTP://USS_BEGOR.TRIPOD.COM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ASSOCIATED WEB SITES
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
. ! . LET'S USE THEM . ! .
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Keywords: WEB SITES FOR VETS WHO HAVE OR ARE BEING SCREWED OVER BY OUR GOVERNMENT...



Entry: 45994
Subject: MY WEB SITES TO VISIT

Russ W. (Mac) Machen wrote on September 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TECUMSEH OK

Unit: USS BEGOR (APD-127)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WITH-IN THESE WEB SITES IS MY LETTER TO PRES. BUSH (2004) ASKING HIM AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS COUNTRY FOR "HELP"...I AM BEING "TOTALLY" IGNORED...
~~~
SEND ME YOUR STORY ABOUT BEING NOW OR AT ANY TIME "SCREWED" BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE VERY COUNTRY OF WHICH WE PUT OUR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR AND MANY OF OUR "BROTHERS and SISTERS" DIED TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM...I WILL PUT YOUR STORY IN "ALL" MY WEB SITES...

Keywords: YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT MY WEB SITES:
HTTP://USS_BEGOR.TRIPOD.COM
HTTP://THOUGHTSFORLIVING.TRIPOD.COM
HTTP://MY-PERSONAL-WEB-PAGE.TRIPOD.COM



Entry: 45993
Subject: A LETTER TO PRES. BUSH (2004)

Russ W. (Mac) Machen wrote on September 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TECUMSEH OK

Unit: USS BEGOR (APD-127)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: IF ANY OF YOU VETS HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING SCREWED OVER BY THE U.S (FEDERAL) GOVERNMENT - PLEASE - SEND ME A LETTER TELLING ME ALL ABOUT IT AND I WILL PUT IT IN "ALL" OF MY WEB SITES...

Keywords: A LETTER TO PRES. BUSH (2004) REGARDING HOW I AM BEING TREATED BY THE U.S. (FEDERAL) GOVERNMENT...
AND THAT NO SEEMS TO CARE...



Entry: 37068
Subject: USS BEGOR WEB SITE BEING RE-BUILT

Russ W. (Mac) Machen wrote on September 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: TECUMSEH OK

Unit: USS BEGOR (APD-127)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: THROUGH THE WONDERS OF THE INTERNET - THE ENTIRE
WEB SITE FOR THE "USS BEGOR" WAS DELETED..
I AM ATTEMPTING TO RE-BUILD IT "AS WE SPEAK"..
DROP IN FOR A VISIT..
http://uss_begor.tripod.com

Keywords: USS BEGOR (APD-127) WEB SITE BEING RE-BUILT..



Entry: 31519
Subject: ALL INFO DELETED

Russ W. (Mac) Machen wrote on January 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: THE URL's and WEB SITES AS WELL AS THE E-MAIL ADDRESS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED BY
RUSS W. MACHEN - USS BEGOR (APD-127)HAVE BEEN DELETED FROMTHE INTERNET...

Keywords: ALL URL's and WEB SITES CREATED BY RUSS W. MACHEN,
AS WELL AS THE ADDRESS HAS BEEN DELETED FROM THE INTERNET..



Entry: 7578
Subject: LOOKING FOR USS BEGOR OR USS ASKARI

Jeffrey Robinson wrote on March 20, 2000


City and State: CAMPTON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords:







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