USS Chara (AKA-58)


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Entry: 84830
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES OF HENRY HANK BECKER

Hank Becker JR. wrote on November 28, 2012


City and State: THOMPSON ND

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Looking for pictures of my dad who served on the USS
Chara during Korea. Not sure of the exact time frame
but he was in from 50 to 54.

Thank you!

Keywords: Looking for pictures of my dad who served on the USS
Chara during Korea. Not sure of the exact time frame
but he was in from 50 to 54

Thanks you!



Entry: 78891
Subject: LOUIS J CARDIS

Mark Cardis wrote on May 12, 2011


City and State: CEDAR RAPIDS IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for friends of my Father who served on USS CHARA during
the Korean era.. His name was Louis J Cardis in the Engineering
department.. I lost him as a young child and I just have no memory of him

Keywords: Shipmates of USS Chara 



Entry: 75793
Subject: I AM HOPING TO FIND MY FATHER

Nancy Duncan wrote on August 14, 2010


City and State: HUDSON FL

Unit: FAMILY MEMBER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 74678
Subject: MY BROTHER -

Bette Hyde wrote on May 13, 2010


City and State: FORT WASHINGTON MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am just looking to see if my brother has any friends left?? His name was William Franklin Hyde from Baden, Maryland. He joined the navy in 1955 when I, his little sister was born. I came across alot of memoriable today, and I was just wondering if anyone knows him???

Keywords:



Entry: 72296
Subject: SEARCHING FOR SHIPMATE RALPHCONRAD

William Russell wrote on November 11, 2009


City and State: FORT SCOTT KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Have been trying to locat Conrad for a number of years any help will be appreceated.

Keywords:



Entry: 70360
Subject: COMMENT

Brian Grogan wrote on May 29, 2009


City and State: BRANDON MS

Unit: USS LEYTE (CV-32)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WAS ON THE CHARA FOR A VERY SHORT TIME, TRYING TO CATCH USS LEYTE (CV-32). THE CHARA WAS IN HUNGNAM HARBOR IN DEC. 1950. THE CHINESE WERE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY. SHIPS OF THE LINE WERE FIRING ON THE CHINESE, TRYING TO HELP THE MARINES GET OUT OF A TRAP.
CHARA LEFT SHORTLY AND SOON THEREAFTER I WAS HIGHLINED ABOARD THE LEYTE. AS I REMEMBER IT WAS ONE CHILLY ESCAPADE.

Keywords:



Entry: 66688
Subject: SN CLARENCE J. BUSH

Chad Stumler wrote on July 28, 2008


City and State:

Unit: HS-7

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My grandfather served on the Chara for a short time in the late 40s early 50s, his name is Clarence Bush. he was a boatswain's mate (BM). He passed away almost a year ago, i was curious if anyone knew him and had some stories to tell.

Keywords: USS CHARA AKA-58



Entry: 66572
Subject: WAS NAVIGATOR'S YEOMAN ON CHARA

Kenneth Lancaster wrote on July 19, 2008


City and State: MERCED CA

Unit: USS CHARA AKA-58 FORMER COMPANY 290

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: While serving on the Chara I had a good friend named Billy E. Elko who was from Savage, Montana. He was injured in handling a cargo net of ammo in heavy weather and was transferred to the hospital in Japan and never returned to the Chara. I have tried to locate him for several years and was wondering if anyone might know where he is now residing. If you know him or have any idea where he lives please e-mail me. Sure would appreciate it.

Ken Lancaster

Keywords: Left Chara in 1952 or 1953 as I was transferred to Subic Bay in the Phillippines with MCB #5



Entry: 61670
Subject: USS CHARA 1950-1954

John Wernick wrote on July 18, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORT BYRON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My (ex)Father-in-law (whom I am still very close to), lives in Dixon, Illinois. He served on the USS Chara from 1950-1954 during the Korean War. His name is Wilbur (Wink)Kemp - any of his buddies out there? I will pass the word along!



Entry: 45802
Subject: MY FATHER DOUGLAS RAY LONGMIRE OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BLACKIE

Laura Longmire wrote on September 14, 2004


City and State: GULFPORT MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i was wondering did anyone remember my father and did anyone have any pics im the baby of the family and a few years back our house burned and we lost most of the pics and i was wondering if anyone had any My father died aug 25 1994 and im trying to put together a album of dads navy career thank you to anyone that can help

Keywords: my father was nicknamed blackie he went to the reunion that was in tn in 92



Entry: 39861
Subject: USS CHARA AKA 58 / AE 31 ASSOCIATION, INC.

Jim Harper wrote on January 9, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALLEN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The USS Chara AKA 58 / AE 31 Association, Inc. holds an annual members meeting in different locations across the country. In 2004, will beheld in Branson MO September 12-15th at the Radisson Hotel. You all come. We will be expecting you. Membership is required to attend the Members Meeting.

Jim Harper, Executive Director, Telephone 972.390.2444 FAX 469.675.2190

Keywords: USS Chara, Ammo Ship USS Chara AE 31, USS Chara AKA 58, USS Chara AKA 58 / AE 31, AKA 58, AE 31



Entry: 3499
Subject: WEB SITE

Tom Murphy wrote on August 16, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: The USS CHARA WEB site is located at http://usschara.com

Keywords: USS CHARA, Navy







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