USS Cacapon (AO-52)


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Entry: 83904
Subject: THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION - KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 14, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: (Per, The Sea War In Korea), The USS Cacapon-AO-52
was awarded The Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) for
8,Aug. - 27,Dec. 1950. Inchon Invasion--Hungnam
Redeployment. Skipper, Capt.John G. McClaughry,USN.

Keywords: Korean War, USS Cacapon-AO-52, NUC, Inchon, Hungnam,
Capt.John G. McClaughry,USN,



Entry: 77159
Subject: USS CACAPON 1949 TO 1953

Vernon (Bart) Bartmess SR. wrote on December 18, 2010

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City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit: 2ND. DIVISON DECK HAND

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I to have some asbest.problems

Keywords: We were the first ship in the harbor at Sasabo,that was early 1950 .Iwas aboard when the Phil. Sea. lost stearing and hit us.I was on the winch for the span wire vary scarie.



Entry: 70566
Subject: LOOKING FOR A FORMER BUDDY,KERMIT HAUGAN

Robert Hadlock wrote on June 15, 2009

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City and State: HERMISTON OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: We went through boot camp at san diego in 1963 then went to uss cacapon after boot camp, she was in dry dock at the time. Never heard from Kermit Haugan after that, wanted to reconnect. Thanks Robert Hadlock

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Entry: 68422
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY FATHER'S BUDDIES

Harold Marr wrote on December 28, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for friends of my fathers - he served on the USS Cacapon during 1945-1952. His name is Harold (Eugene) Marr. Would love to get him in touch with any of his friends that served with him. He also served on the USS Hector and USS AJAX.

Keywords: Personal friends



Entry: 65687
Subject: SPINKS KENNEDY BROOKS JR.

Brad Brooks wrote on May 21, 2008


City and State: KILLEN AL

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father SK Brooks Jr served durring the Korean war years and I would like to get him in touch with his ship mates. He told of sharpshooters exploding mines and a crew member being killed while loading a truck.

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Entry: 63173
Subject: IN SEARCH OF C.J

Alicia Marie Stevens wrote on November 25, 2007

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I just went to an antique store and bought a postcard with a picture of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge in the distance. Once i got home and looked over what i had bought, I noticed that the postcard had a letter from a man named Clark "C.j" Ellinwood. And he said he was waiting to be shipped to Pearl Harbor to go to his ship the U.S.S Cacapon. Now I'm trying to return the postcard i purchased back to his family. Because it would mean a lot to them. So if anyone knows Clark or his family, I would appreciate the help.

Keywords: Cacapon ao-52



Entry: 56436
Subject: MICHAEL LEBRUN AND ANDREW MUNS

Eric Barton wrote on March 29, 2006

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City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I work for the Pitch newspaper in Kansas City. I'm working on an article about the death of Ensign Andrew Lee Muns, who was killed by Michael Edward LeBrun onboard the USS Cacapon on Jan. 17, 1968. I'm looking for anyone who served with either LeBrun or Muns. Please feel free to contact me at (816) 218-6782 or eric.barton@pitch.com.

Thank you

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Entry: 54888
Subject: ASBESTOS HEALTH PROBLEMS

Edward Meier wrote on December 29, 2005


City and State: ST.PETERS MO

Unit: USS CACAPON B-DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'am looking for crew members in B-Division. During 1969-1971. I have a asbestos claim an need help with confirming exposure to asbestos.

Keywords: Weasel



Entry: 52009
Subject: CACAPON ENROUTE FROM SASEBO TO TASK FORCE 77

Frank Carter wrote on July 13, 2005

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City and State: KELLER TX

Unit: VF-114

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am seeking any crew of the Cacapon AO52 who was aboard from approx October 11 through October 27, 1950 when the following incident happened: I was a "guest" aboard to be taken to my Fighter Squadron 114 aboard the USS Philippine Sea during replinishing operations in the Korean combat zone. The Cacapon left Sasebo, Japan loaded with bombs, rockets, various other ammo, aviation fuel, and ships oil. The main deck was awash. When we arrived in the combat zone the engines were stopped and the ship was dead in the water. General quarters was sounded and all hands were told to man the rails and look for mines, as magnetic floating mines had been spoted. Sharp shooters exploded some and we waited most of the day for mine sweepers to arrive and clear the way. If anyone remembers this incident, has more exact dates or details please contact me.
Sincerely,
Frank L. Carter
8721 Shadow Trace Drive
Keller, TX 76248
817-281-8454

Keywords: Cacapon, mines, magnetic mines, October, 1950, Task Force 77.



Entry: 51307
Subject: USS CACAPON

Fred Martinez wrote on June 2, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My dad, Roberto, (Bobby) was on the USS Cacapon from 1951 to 1954. He worked as a boiler tender. He passed away in 2004 from asbestos related illness. He always talked highly of his time on board and his shp mates.

Fred

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Entry: 49728
Subject: USS CACAPON AO-52

Kenneth Ray wrote on March 23, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: After completing recruit training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, I was assigned as a crew member aboard USS Cacapon AO-52. I went aboard the ship in Sasebo Harbor, Sasebo, Japan. During my first cruise to the combat area off Korea, we were replenishing USS Princeton CV-37 to port and a destroyer to starboard. Princeton lost steering control and collided with Cacapon, damaging the ship. We were ordered to Sasebo for temporary repairs. After those repairs were completed, we returned to the combat area to fuel smaller vessels engaged in shore bombardment. We then were ordered to the states for major overhaul at Mare Island Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.

After serving in the Second Division (deck) for a few months, I went to Class A Radarman's School at Treasure Island, CA. Upon graduation, I returned to Cacapon and served the remainder of my enlistment. My rank aboard the ship was SA, SN,RDSN, RD3, and RD2. I served aboard Cacapon from April 1952 to October 1955, except for the time I was in radar school.

During my four cruises to WestPac, we fueled Task Force 77 and the Formosa Patrol. We had liberty in Sasebo, Yokosuka, and Osaka, Japan; Keelung, and Kaohsiung, Formosa; Subic Bay, PI; and Hong Kong,China. In 1955, we participated in the evacuation of the Tachen Islands and the historic "Passage to Freedom."

My decorations include: Navy Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive), China Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal(4 stars), United Nations Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea: Korean War Service Medal (retroactive).

Kenneth W. Ray

Keywords: USS Cacapon AO-52



Entry: 39737
Subject: CACAPON NOV. 1950-1954

Claude Gray wrote on January 5, 2004


City and State: HENDERSON TX

Unit: USS CACAPON AO-52

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We fueled ships off the Korean coast during the
years of 1950-1954. We also spent a lot of time in Taiwan........Kaochung, Taipei, etc, and did
go to the Marshall Is. in, I believe, 1952. Other
places such as Hong Kong also. I was a 2nd Class Quarter Master-Signalman-Navigator,

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Entry: 37827
Subject: LOOKING FOR FORMER SHIPMATES

Jason Johnson wrote on October 27, 2003


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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am a paralegal with a law firm in Dallas, TX. We represent Mr. Edwin E. Chowning in an asbestos lawsuit. Mr. Chowning was a Machinist Mate and was in Military Security on the USS Cacapon (AO-52) from 1962-63. I am trying to located former shipmates who might recall working with/around any asbestos products during your time on the ship. I appreciate your attention to this matter. I can be reached at 1.800.222.2766 or via e-mail at jjohnson@baronbudd.com.

Jason M. Johnson
Paralegal
Baron and Budd, P.C.
www.baronbudd.com

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Entry: 31493
Subject: USS CACAPON 1955-1957

Lori Roos wrote on January 25, 2003

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City and State: KOSCIUSKO MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father and uncle were both on the USS Cacapon from 1955 to 1957. Does anyone have any information or would like to contact them? Email me and I will hook you up with them.

Keywords: Don Hughes, Jack Cress, USS Cacapon



Entry: 24836
Subject: KOREA 1951-54

Nick Adelizi wrote on April 20, 2002


City and State: CERRITOS CA

Unit: US NAVY CS3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard The USS Cacapon AO-52 in 1951-54 Would anyone remember me ? I was the baker who made the those fine pies,cakes, breads, etc. you loved so much!! Have a good day. Nick

Keywords: Serving the 7th. fleet 1951-54 Aboard the USS Cacapon AO-52



Entry: 24835
Subject: KOREA 1951-54

Nick Adelizi wrote on April 20, 2002


City and State: CERRITOS CA

Unit: US NAVY CS3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard The USS Cacapon AO-52 in 1951-54 Would anyone remember me ? I was the baker who made the those fine pies,cakes, breads, etc. you loved so much!! Have a good day. Nick

Keywords: Serving the 7th. fleet 1951-54 Aboard the USS Cacapon AO-52







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