USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838)


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Entry: 93872
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW PHIILIP HANN

Pete Hann wrote on October 19, 2016


City and State: LITTLETON CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew Phillip D. Hann. He was on the Small in Korea when it hit a mine. I think he was in gunnery or depth charge section. If you knew him, let me know what section he was in and any stories/pics you have involving him. He passed back in 1990 and am putting together history for his ancestors. Thanks, Pete

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Entry: 92173
Subject: SERVED WITH FATHER

Kristina Carr wrote on November 11, 2015


City and State: RICHMOND IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My father served on the ERnest G Small ship, I am totally unsure of what years. His name was Frank Arkenberg, he was a 2nd class Navy Petty Officer. Probably somewhere before 64, but unsure. My father passed away on March 22, 2002, and I was looking for someone who may have served with him on this time period, and has some photos. I would greatly apppreciated any thing..

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Entry: 89594
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED

Mary Ann Rodriguez Springer wrote on September 1, 2014


City and State: DENISON TX

Unit: USS SMALL

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My fathers name Cecil G. Rodriguez, served on the USS Small. Just looking for more
information and pictures.

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Entry: 87605
Subject: INFO ON MY BROTHER, JOSEPH F. MUNIER, JR.?

Sarah Williamson wrote on November 9, 2013


City and State: MURPHY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother was one of those lost on Oct. 7, 1951 when the Small hit
a mine. I am looking for anyone with personal remembrances of him.
I am the end of my family tree and the only one left to honor his
sacrifice.

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Entry: 87296
Subject: SERVED IN SHIPS OFFICE IN 1954

Dan Daniels wrote on September 27, 2013


City and State: NORTH LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Took part on fooosa Patrol aboard DDR Ernest G Small
in 1954.

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Entry: 85734
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER ROGER DICKINSON?

John Dickinson III wrote on March 19, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOISE ID

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just wondering if anyone remembers my dad. His name
is Roger Dickinson. He was on the EG Small when it
hit the mine in the Korean Ocean. He has a lot of
photos he took of the other half on the ship sinking.
If you remember my Dad,let me know. He is still alive
and living in Monticello, Minnesota. I will forward
any message's from you to him. Thank You very much,
John Dickinson

Keywords: US EG SMALL



Entry: 85115
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS GRANDFATHER

Jordan Adams wrote on January 2, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I I'm currently looking for anyone who may have know Sidney
Magoon he was on the small.. He was a BTC. Please let me know
and thank you in advance.

Keywords: People who may know him...



Entry: 84078
Subject: LOOKING FOR STORIES

Jeremiah Love wrote on September 3, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My Paw Paw recently passed away. He was an SN on board
DD-838 (The USS Small) FROM 1951-1954. His name is
Edward Lee Love. I am looking for crew-mates that knew
him or could provide any commentary. Thanks in advance,
and thank you for your service!

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Entry: 83800
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON FAMILY MEMBER

John Brenenstuhl wrote on August 2, 2012


City and State: GERMANTON NO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,

I was trying to find out info on my Dad Robert
Brenenstuhl. He was on the Small around 1948 until the
mid 50's I believe

Keywords: DD 838



Entry: 79660
Subject: USS EARNEST G. SMALL

Lou Ann Steed wrote on July 17, 2011


City and State: TAVERNIER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'd like feed back from anyone knowing Charles Steed or experiences relating to the mine encounter of the USS Small on October 7, 1951.

Keywords: Charles Steed, Wonson Harbor, USS Little Rock, USS Mackenzie 



Entry: 77589
Subject: TO HEAR FROM E G SMALL CREW ANY YEAR

Thomas Beatrice SR. wrote on January 24, 2011


City and State: BEACON FALLS CT

Unit: US NAVY WW2/KOREAN CONFLICT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from any of my old shipmates..am now going on 84;so please get in touch,thanks.

Keywords: Little fellow,Med area,Richard E. Turner,deceased,USS EG Small DD838, RE Krause AG151/DD849



Entry: 74500
Subject: BOILERMAN 3RD CLASS, MY FATHER, ADAM CASTELLANOS SILVA

Jen Lindquist wrote on April 26, 2010


City and State: BOSTON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My deceased father served on the U.S.S. Smalls from 1950 - 1952. I am interesting in finding anyone who knew him and can provide me with ANY stories they know about him.

Keywords: North Korean Aggression, Inchon Landing, Communist China Aggression



Entry: 72812
Subject: DID ANYONE BY CHANCE KNOW BILLY W. LAWSON?

Liz Lawson wrote on December 17, 2009


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: By chance is there anyone out there that may have known my dad? He was on the Small and the USS Ranger during Korea and 'Nam. Let me know...thanks!

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Entry: 72613
Subject: FORMER E-DIV SAILOR

Thomas Beatrice wrote on December 1, 2009


City and State: BEACON FALLS CT

Unit: E-DIVISION FWD/AFT ENGINE ROOM -

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My time on the Small was when I was in my teens as a boy,but we became men after serving down in the engine rooms..was recalled in 1951 to serve another 18 months,but being a little older,and with more education under my belt;civilian life was more to my liking..I loved my first three years,and still love the Navy..even at me going on 83 years young. God bless all my shipmates,here and up there.

Keywords: USS E G Small DD838 USS r e Krause AG151/DD849



Entry: 68446
Subject: USS SMALL DDR 838 1968-1970

Danny Green wrote on December 30, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLEBURNE TX

Unit: R-DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: USS EARNEST G. SMALL DDR838 from 68-70. Two west-pac cruise's during this time period. Was a damage control 3rd class. Left the ship at Pearl Harbour. Am currently retired from the Dallas, Tx. Police Dept. where I spent 27 yrs. Now living in Cleburne , Tx. with my wife of 34 yrs. Have two grown son's and one grandbaby. Would love to hear from anyone that served with me.



Entry: 66332
Subject: MY GRANDPA(JOE BRUNETTE) WAS A NAVIGATOR ON THE SMALL IN WW2

Ben Trautman wrote on July 2, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If Anyone knew my Grandpa please Email me. He died in 1980. I would like to know how he was on The Small. My Grandma is still alive and she tells me that he always got the boat in soo early. My Grandma was a nurse in the Navy.

Keywords: Personal Friends or who knew my Grandpa Joe on the USS Small.



Entry: 60682
Subject: ADD ME TO E-MAIL LIST

Thomas Beatrice SR. wrote on April 15, 2007


City and State: SEYMOUR CT

Unit: EX E DIV FORWORD ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm an almost an eighty year old novice in the computer area and need some help in corresponding with any of the past or any E.G. shipmate who wishes to send me a note or two before my time on this earth is up. your aid in getting my wish will be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Richard E Turner (deceased)



Entry: 59225
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES

Don Wayman wrote on October 15, 2006


City and State: MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for ET Donley Jordan From the Dakotas and RD Robert "Mac" O'Donnell from Buffalo, NY



Entry: 58921
Subject: ALL LOOKING FOR INFO ON FELLOW SIPMATES

David Scott SR. wrote on September 16, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: VISALIA CA

Unit: 2ND DIVISION 1961-1966 USS E.G.SMALL DDR838

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Ex-shipmates of the Small have started a new Web page. www.ussernestgsmall.org, link up and have a look many found Small sailors and much more. Small Talk a Pub. Newletter is working out real well also

Keywords: Scotty 1960-1961 10 month cruise on board USS Hancock CVA 19, USS Ernest G. Small DDR 838 1961-1966, Vietnam 1964-1966, Tonkin Gulf Torpedo Boats Kills, and Mig Downing 1965.



Entry: 58543
Subject: HOWARD L. GRAY

Adriana Gray wrote on August 17, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who had any information about my father. He was on "Small" somewhere between
1952-1957.

Keywords: U.S.S. ERNEST G. SMALL DDR-838



Entry: 58392
Subject: FATHER SERVED

T. Neal wrote on August 7, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father has passed away and I have found his discharge papers that he had served the Navy from May 1948 until April 1952. I found one letter that he has sent to his mother about the USS Small. I know nothing else about his 3 years he served. He never spoke about his years in the service. If you have any information or if you knew my father, please email me.

Thanks so much!

Keywords: USS E G Small DD-838



Entry: 57505
Subject: USS SMALL

Donna Williamson wrote on June 4, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Harold"Bud"Money served as a radioman on the USS Small and was onboard when the ship hit a mine in the Pacific. My Dad died on Feb. 1, 2006. I wondered where I could get a color photo of the ship, to keep with other memories.

Thank you.

Keywords: Mine accident



Entry: 55560
Subject: CAPTAIN MEREDITH A. SMITH

Meredith Smith Stevens wrote on February 4, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who served about the USS EARNEST G. SMALL when she was stationed in Japan.
I believe the years would be 1964-66 when my Dad was Captain of the Small. My dad loved that ship and his crew. If you have any stories or antedotes about my Dad I would like to hear them. Dad passed away on January 3,2000.
Thanks,
Meredith Smith Stevens

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Entry: 55452
Subject: JOHN S. HAYNES SERVED ON EG SMALL 1949-1951

Mickey Haynes-Connor wrote on January 28, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father John Scott Haynes Served on the Ernest G. Small from 1949-1951. He was on leave when it hit a mine and buddies of his friends were killed. He was then transfered to the Point Cruz. He passed away December 1999 I am in the middle of putting together a scrapbook of his navy days. If anyone is interested in some photos, I would be happy to share. I know one of his friends was "Batch".

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Entry: 51563
Subject: USS LOS ANGELES (CA135)

Donald J. Dessart SR. wrote on June 16, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on the USS Los Angeles from January, 1951-June, 1953 including 18 months in the Korean Combat Zone on Shore-Bombardment missions, primarily on the East Coast of Korea. The LA was hit twice by enemy fire in Wonsan,North Korea. I served in gunnery on the LA.

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Entry: 50306
Subject: SERVED ON THE SMALL 1965-1968

Don Harris wrote on April 21, 2005


City and State: PLANO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Ernest G. Small from June 1965 to December 1968. I was BT3 in Aft Fireroom and Oil King with Willie Hartford. Would like to hear from Mike Conklin, David White, Murph, Frenchy, and any shipmates from this time period. Mike Conklin and I left the ship in Sasebo, Japan on Christmas Day 1968. Took us two weeks to get to T.I. I plan on being at the reunion in Nashville this September.

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Entry: 49527
Subject: DOES ANY ONE KNOW EARL CARTER OF THE USS BLACKWOOD

John Carter wrote on March 12, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: we are looking for any one who seveed with earl carter on the uss blackwood in 1954-1957. i was born the month and year that earl got out of the navy he is from kc missouri.he died 12 years ago i never met him he was married to my mom from 1955-1958 i am from sevierville tn.i would like to have a picture of him if any one knows him.

Keywords: earl e. carter sa uss blackwood 1954-1957



Entry: 48790
Subject: SERVED ON THE SMALL 1964-66

Donald Abbott wrote on February 9, 2005


City and State: ABERDEEN WA

Unit: U.S.S. ERNEST G. SMALL DDR-838

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Small between 8/64 to 8/66. When I left the ship in Pearl Harbor I was an RM3. I have many good memories of my two years aboard the Small and welcome any emails or letters from those who knew me.

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Entry: 48675
Subject:

Charles (chuck) Brooks wrote on February 3, 2005


City and State: ROANOKE VA

Unit: NOM 1968 AND 1969

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for ship mates

Keywords: Ernest G Small



Entry: 47923
Subject: WALTER ROBERTS ( JR)

Michael Roberts wrote on January 5, 2005


City and State: MAGNOLIA TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: Father was in Korea . Walter H Roberts nickname Junior. Would love to hear from anyone that new him. I am one of his sons .He may have been in the 822nd.



Entry: 47575
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON EG SMALL FROM 1949-1951

Mickey Haynes-Connor wrote on December 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father John Scott Haynes Served on the Ernest G. Small from 1949-1951. He was on leave when it hit a mine and buddies of his friends were killed. He was then transfered to the Point Cruz. He passed away December 1999 I am in the middle of putting together a scrapbook of his navy days. If anyone is interested in some photos, I would be happy to share. I know one of his friends was "Batch".

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Entry: 46111
Subject: SERVED ABOARD 1964 TO 1968

Paul Roger Carnahan wrote on October 1, 2004


City and State: CAMDEN TN

Unit: M- DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 43100
Subject: ELIJAH MANNING

Sheila Manning wrote on May 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FAIRDALE WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Interested in finding out any information, photos or stories of Elija Keith Manning who was killed on 10-7-1951 when the ship hit the mine.
He is an Uncle of mine and the family would be very interested. Than you very much.....
Sheila Manning

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Entry: 42862
Subject: USS ERNETST G. SMALL DDR (838)

Steven Fisher wrote on May 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Love to hear from any ship mates. A very memorable time of my life.

Keywords: WESTPAC Cruise l963 to 1966, Homeport Yokosuka, Japan. Capt. Meredith A. Smith Commanding.
Steven D. Fisher YN2 ship's Office.



Entry: 42385
Subject: SERVED ON THE SMALL 01/67 TO 11/70

Mark Heintz wrote on April 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWBERG OR

Unit: FOX DIVSION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a Sonar Technician on the USS Ernest G. Small DDR/DD838 from 01/67 until 11/70.

Keywords: Nickname: Fritz



Entry: 42379
Subject: SERVED IN DD-838 1950-51

Jack Rettig wrote on April 16, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:    Is is very interesting to read the comments
below from people who were associated with
the Small during or following the mine
incident.

   I served in DD-838 just prior to that time. I first
boarded the ship in Inchon harbor on 3
October 1950, fresh from the States as a very
junior USNR Ensign. I then served with the
ship during the remainder of its Korean tour,
came back to California with her for yard work,
and left the Small in September 1951 just
before she returned to Korea. I had
volunteered for one year of duty under a
program the Navy was offering at that time.

   Cdr. Franklin P. Snow was skipper of the
Small during my tour of duty. Lcdr. Bellis was
the Exec. I remember Communications
Officer Lt. Rappelyea, Engineering Officer Lt.
Mudgett, Supply Officer Lt. Ristan, Lt. Davey, Lt.
Price, Ensigns Gillette and Groff, and others
whose faces I can see before me but whose
names cannot be recalled right now. I’d be
very happy to hear from any of those good
people.

   Anyone interested might like to know that I
served as an Electrician’s Mate in USS
Alabama (BB-60) and USS Dayton (CL-105) in
the Pacific during WW II. After my one year of
Korean service in the Ernest G. Small
(DD-838) I eventually went to UCLA, earned a
doctorate in Business, and spent most of my
career on the Business School faculty at
Oregon State University. I retired in 1986.

   

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Entry: 41629
Subject:

Wendy Franklin wrote on March 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MARYVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for WILLIAM WELLER who may have served on the USS SMALL in the Philippines during 1966.
Not sure,but may have been frogman.I would be very thankful for any information.

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Entry: 41628
Subject: LOOKING FOR WILLIAM WELLER

Wendy Franklin wrote on March 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MARYVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for WILLIAM WELLER who served on USS SMALL during the 1966 time frame in the philippines.

Keywords:



Entry: 41038
Subject: FORMER SMALL SAILOR

George Blayden wrote on February 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLINTON MS

Unit: 1ST DIVSION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Have had some buddies contact me. Woulde like to contact Troy Joe Regan, Don Walden, Kirby Thorton, Joe Savage and any one else.
A very memorable part of my life. If I had a
chance I would do it all over again

Keywords: Served on the Small from 4-54 to 9-56
In the 1st division. Helmans on section two watch



Entry: 40060
Subject: CHARLES ANDERSON

Charles Anderson wrote on January 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FRESNO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who served on the ernest g small 1952-1956. Please write have hard time finding anyone who served during these times.

Keywords: uss ernest g small ddr838 korea war 1952-1956



Entry: 39833
Subject: CAPT NEYMAN, SKIPPER DURING MINE INCIDENT

Russell Neyman wrote on January 8, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: For those of you trying to reach Capt Robert Neyman, skipper of the SMALL during the battle action that cost the ship it's bow, he can be reached at BobNeyman@aol.com. He currently splits his time between Minnesota and Southern California, traveling each direction as the weather changes, and will celebrate his 89th birthday next month.

Keywords: DD838, Mine Incident, Lost Bow, Navy KIA, Korean War, Neyman



Entry: 37322
Subject: MINE INCIDENT

Russell Neyman wrote on October 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: To all who have been asking about the incident that took the Small's bow and killed several men: As mentioned earlier, my father (alive and well, by the way), Capt Robert Neyman, USN, was the skipper during that action. He recently wrote a four-page article about what happened, and we have original photographs of the bow breaking away and being sunk by a tug. Drop me a note if you would like copies of any of these things, and I'll try to accommodate. Perhaps I can e-mail scanned images, too.

(I posted this earlier, but have since changed my email address to this new one.)

Keywords: Mine Korea Neyman Bow



Entry: 35050
Subject: 1 ST DIVISON 68 69 70.

Dale J. Miner wrote on June 23, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: BOATSMATE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: drop me a line would like to hear from the old gang

Keywords:



Entry: 33021
Subject: USS ERNEST G SMALL DD 838- US NAVY FLEET

Daniel J. Coyle wrote on March 23, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH ATTLEBORO MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad was on the ship in 1950-51

Keywords: Looking for information about the USS Ernest G. Small DD 838-US Navy Fleet



Entry: 32731
Subject: LOOKING FOR RAINWATER BROTHERS

Eddie Baker wrote on March 12, 2003


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit: BOILER TENDER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am looking for these fellas, any idea please email me. I was on the Dirty Ernie from fall of 1957 to 1960; got off in Japan and went stateside for discharge.

Thanks,
Eddie

Keywords: Rainwater Brothers or TURBO



Entry: 30132
Subject:

Carlton A. Caron wrote on December 3, 2002


City and State: TAUNTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 30131
Subject:

Carlton A. Caron wrote on December 3, 2002


City and State: TAUNTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 28926
Subject: EG SMALL AND USMC

Bob Johnson wrote on October 18, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MANCHESTER NH

Unit: SMALL DE838 - I/3/5 USMC

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the USS Small from Jan 1947 to Sept 1949, then transfered to the USMC, where I served with I Company, 3rd Bat, 5th Rgmt, 1st Div in Korea until I was wounded at Chosin in Dec 1950 and transfered to USN Naval Hospital in Portsmouth VA. I would be very grateful to any of my buddies who would would correspond with me. I especially would like to hear from Tom Watts, Frank Knapp, ET Jones, Ensign Caskey, Radarman Apriliano.

Bob Johnson

Keywords: E.G. Small
USMC I/3/5 1st Div USMC



Entry: 28366
Subject: CRAZY RADARMAN -E.L> LEHMAN

Felton Hudson wrote on September 19, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: STONE MOUNTAIN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Am looking for a radarman who served on board the Small during the time frame 1959-61 by the name of AE.L. Lehman Please contact me if you know of his whereabouts. Thanks Felton Hudson

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Entry: 27902
Subject: DID YOU SERVE WITH MY DAD?

Louis Schlesinger wrote on August 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, LTJG Eugene "Dick" Schlesinger, was a communications officer on the E.G. Small towards the end of WWII. Dad, who passed away in 1982, was proud to have served on the Small. If there are any shipmates who remember my Dad and have any anecdotes to share, my brothers, sister, and I would greatly appreciate it.

Keywords: Pacific






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