USS Durant (DER-389)


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Entry: 71153
Subject: MY DAD - A US COAST GUARD KOREAN WAR VETERAN

Sandra Von Plinsky Hogan wrote on August 3, 2009

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City and State: BURNSVILLE NC

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father, Alfred Walker Von Plinsky (BD 12-22-1922)was in the US Coast Guard and on the USS Durant from 1942 thru 1945. He was in Boot Camp at Manhattan Beach, NY, then on to Ft. Hancock, N.J. for 10 days, and on to Amergansett, Long Island. He attended Machinist School in Groton, Connecticutt. He and his shipmates crossed the Atlantic 7 times during their convoy duty. They were in ports at Casablanca, Bizurti (N. Africa), Africa, Oran (Algeria), Palermo, and Sicily.

My father died August 1, 2005 and was the President of the USS Durant Reunion Association at that time.

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Entry: 18554
Subject: OLD DER-389 SHIPMATE

Lewis (Andy) Anderson wrote on August 8, 2001

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City and State: WEST COVINA CA

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was aboard the Durant 1963-1964 at which time I went to the Uss Bausell DD-845 until I got out of the Navy in 1966. while aboard the Durant I was a Radioman SN.

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Entry: 6235
Subject: 6 DIV

Earl Reno wrote on January 15, 2000


City and State: SODDY DAISY TN

Unit: 6TH DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 6TH DIV.

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