USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697)


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USS Charles S. Sperry DD697 Association

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Entry: 81942
Subject: DD-697 IN THE KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on February 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Enemy shore batteries scored their first hits of the
Korean War against the USS Charles S.Sperry DD-697,
(Hit by 3 enemy shells, with no casualties) off of
Songjin,Korea, on 23,Dec.1950(Merry Xmas). From that
date through the end of the Korean War, 81 other U.S.
Navy ships sustained damage from enemy shore
batteries.
The ship was named for;Adm.Charles Stillman Sperry,
(1847-1911),skipper of the USS Yorktown. DD-697,
earned 4 battle stars in WW-II, and 4 battle stars
for Korean War service. On 8,Jan.1974, the USS Charles
S.Sperry DD-697 was transferred to the Chilean Navy,
and renamed Ministro Zenteno #16. The destroyer was
scrapped in 1990.

Keywords: 23,Dec.1950-Songjin,Korea-Enemy Shore Batteries-
Hazy Gray And Underway-



Entry: 75088
Subject: GEORGE I. BELL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 15, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: KOREAN WAR CREWMAN, HOOSIER, GEORGE I. BELL, AGE 85,
WORLD WAR II NAVY VET, USS BELLEAU WOOD, AND USS
HARDEN------DIED JUNE 10,2010.---------------------

Keywords: KOREAN WAR-----------HOOSIER-------------



Entry: 74518
Subject: LEONARD JOHN SWINDLER CHIEF MM

Leonard Swindler wrote on April 28, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: My father was Leonard J Swindler Chief MM. He was on
the Charles S. Perry from 2/1/46 to 6/21/48. Any
information on him would great

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Entry: 73236
Subject: SEARCHING FOR SPERRY SHIPMATES

Gary Chesser wrote on January 21, 2010


City and State:

Unit: USS CHARLES S. SPERRY DD697

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm the Webmaster for: http://usscharlesssperrydd697.com/.

I'm constantly trying to update our roster and honor roll for our website. Please visit our website and check the membership and roll of honor pages to see who all we have listed. If there are names, or information, that needs to be added, or corrections, please click on one of the contact links on the Sperry website to email me.

Any information that you can supply concerning names or contact information of shipmates that do not appear on our web site roster or roll of honor will be greatly appreciated.



Cordially,

Gary Chesser
Webmaster
http://usscharlesssperrydd697.com/
USS Charles S. Sperry DD697 Association

Keywords: Sperry; DD697; Navy Ship's Association; Sperry Association; C. S. Sperry; USS Charles S. Sperry; USS Charles S. Sperry DD697



Entry: 72928
Subject: TERRY E BRIGHT

Jennifer Gist wrote on December 29, 2009


City and State: MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone that might have served with my dad.

Keywords: Served from September 17, 1958 through March 6, 1962 on the USS Charles S. Sperry (DD697) His grade and rank were SA E-2.



Entry: 54913
Subject: GARY L MOORE

Kathy Moore wrote on December 30, 2005


City and State: MO

Unit: USS CHARLES S. SPERRY SQUADRON 24

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in the military with my dad Gary L. Moore

Keywords: Gary Lee Moore



Entry: 47800
Subject: JAMES HOWARD SALLIS

Pete Sallis wrote on December 29, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: James Sallis served on the USS Charles S. Sperry. Any info or web sites would be great.



Entry: 41830
Subject: USS SPERRY 1952-1954

Gene Selman wrote on March 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard the Sperry from Nov.1952-Nov.1954.Was IC2 in the Gyro-Shop.Any of you left out there? Barney Hornbaker;Zig Ziggafoose;Walt Trantina;Chuck Barreras;Chief Wettersted;Chief Robbie Roberts;Joe Menefee--ANYBODY??? E-mail or phone me.

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Entry: 34597
Subject: REUNIONS

John and Edie Loewen wrote on June 3, 2003


City and State: MINNETONKA MN

Unit: OPERATIONS 1960-1962

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: We are in charge of the reunion for 2004. It will be in Minneapolis (Bloomington), MN, April 22-24, 2004 Please contact us for more information. This reunion is for veterans and their families that have served on the Sperry from 1944 to 1973.

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Entry: 31508
Subject: REUNION - CHARLES S SPERRY DD-697

Patsy Devine wrote on January 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 28517
Subject: ABOUT CHARLES FINCH

Marlene Liebig wrote on September 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi. I am the daughter of one of the naval crew of the Sperry and I know about your relative. My Father wrote a Korean War Diary and mentioned Mr. Finch on that fateful day. I was re-typing my Dad's diary for him to share with his fellow crew members who meet annually for a dinner/commemoration to remember the Korean War Vets of the USS Charles S. Sperry. I've notified my father of this web page and he will probably be contacting you. I know this page is a couple of years old, but I though I'd try it anyway. If you want to contact me, I'd be happy to give you any other information, and even share the diary of my father with you.

Keywords: Charles S. Sperry DD-697 headed for Korea



Entry: 27364
Subject: DAUGHTER NEEDS INFO - FREDERICK R. MEYER

Angie Wheeler wrote on August 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELGIN OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: i am looking for information about my dad, his name was Frederic R. Meyer
he served four years in navy and was on the ship USS Sperry, he was in Korean war. he died at age of 57 in 1992. on that day i lost my best friend. he would never talk about the korean war much, and didnt handle death of people well.

Keywords: uss sperry



Entry: 10933
Subject: CHARLES PATRICK FINCH

Elizabeth Devine Baiardi wrote on August 9, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: TRUMBULL CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I heard from a gentleman who was my known to my cousin Charles Patrick Finch this evening...
He said he was going to e-mail me but my e-mail
has changed...It is now ebaiardi@snet.net


I'm looking for Naval personnel who may remember
my cousin Charles Patrick Finch who was washed
ovrboard ship (Sperry) on October 5th, 1950 while
on the way to serve in Korea... He was just
completing watch when a tidal wave hit the ship
and he was lost overboard... The ship waited two
hours and then continued to Korea...He was just17
5 days short of his 18th Birthday...His Mother, My Aunt, lost her only child and her heart as well on
that fateful day...

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