USS Epperson (DDE-719)










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Entry: 94987
Subject: USS EPPERSON

Richard Smith wrote on September 24, 2017


City and State: REIDSVILLE NC

Unit: FOX DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a sonarman on the Epperson from July 1958 - Oct. 1961, Made two West Pac cruises, going to Guam, Midway (took pictures of the goony birds on Midway), Rode out one typhoon on the first cruise and later went to Australia. On my second cruise, D.H. Smith and I had made second class and did not normally stand sonar watch, but to give the guys a break, we took midnight to 4:00 one night, picked up a torpedo at 2:00 AM. It went behind us. I never knew where it came from. I tried to pick up the sub, but while I had quit transmitting and tracked the torpedo, the sub evaded us. We were turned around and sent back to Japan.

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Entry: 92446
Subject: RT LCDR CALVIN D BAYLESS 1952-1956 SONAR/MAINTENANCE

Kelly Bayless wrote on December 24, 2015


City and State: VICTORIA TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Doug Bayless recently passed away. I would love to hear from anyone with any memories of him. I know how much he cherished his time aboard the Peppy Eppy and the many friendships he made. I don't know if I have filled this out properly, but I also wanted to mention that I have several photos of the reunion in the 90'same at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego, California. I am happy to share them.

Keywords: Korean War, Peppy Eppy, Bahia Hotel reunion, Don & Virgin Brimm, Dick Vannatter, Don Derr, Bill Briggs, Kenny Morrison, Charles Fay, James Larrabee, Jim Grygo, Jim Gilbert, USS EPPERSON, USS KEPPLER, USS KOELSCH, DESDEVGRU TWO, Fleet Sonar School, Key West Florida, FLEASWSCH



Entry: 91134
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on May 5, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: CDR. Philip Kingsland Sherman, Jr., USN, C O, USS Epperson-DDE-719, was awarded the
Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, for heroic achievement or service during military operations
against enemy forces 14, June to 14, Oct. 1951.

Keywords: Korean War --- USS EPPERSON-DDE-719 ---Bronze Star Medal with Combat V --- 5-Korean
War Battle Stars.



Entry: 89429
Subject: MEMORIES OF JESS RITTER

Lani VanderBeek wrote on August 1, 2014


City and State: RIGBY ID

Unit: USS EPPERSON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad was on the Epperson during Korea. He was a MM. We don't know the exact dates. He was killed in an accident in 1969. We have no information about his service. We have very limited information about his life.

Any information, memories would be treasured.

Keywords: 3708 E 200 N



Entry: 89115
Subject: BT FWD FIREROOM

William Howard wrote on June 6, 2014


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: 1104
2 MERINO AVE
SERVED ON EPPERSON FROM 1958 UNTIL TRANSFERRED 1964 SPENT COUPLE WEEKS ON USS NICHOLIS DURING TRANFER TIME WENT TO LONG BEACH TO USS PRESTON TO SERVE OUT THE REST OF MY 10 YEARS MADE MANY WEST PACK TOURS ON BOATH BOATS SERVED IN FORWARD FIREROOM ON THE EPPY MARU AND AFTER FIRE ROOM ON THE PRESTON DID MOST OF THE MAINTANANCE ON MACHINERY

Keywords: 11042 MERINO AVE SERVED IN VIET NAM FROM THE BEGENING WAS DISCHARGED JUST BEFORE THE TET OFENSIVE DISCHARGED IN LONG BEACH CA.



Entry: 87037
Subject: USS EPPERSON REUNION

Kathy Brueske wrote on August 19, 2013

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Currently attending USS Epperson Reunion in Nashville, TN

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Entry: 84328
Subject: DID ANYONE MEET MY GRANDFATHER?

Kelli Borrowman wrote on October 4, 2012


City and State: UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was a cook in the navy on the USS
Epperson during WWII. My dad doesn't remember the
exact dates of service but said it was inbetween 1940-
1960. I was wondering if anyone knew my grandfather
and any of the battles he was around. His name was
Heber M Borrowman.

My dad also stated that grandpa was also on a
transport that landed at Iwo Jima but could not
remember the name of the transport, just the
destroyer he was on.

Does anyone remember him?

Keywords: Heber M Borrowman Navy World War II wwii WWII uss
epperson 1940 1960 cook destroyer



Entry: 81592
Subject: SEARCHING FOR FATHER

William Roderick wrote on January 2, 2012


City and State: BRADENTON FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Searching for my Father who searved on the USS
Epperson in the 1950's. Trying to find out if he is
still alive and if so how he is doing.

Keywords: Billy



Entry: 72057
Subject: TRYING TO LOCATE MY FATHER

William Roderick wrote on October 24, 2009


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have not been in contact with my father since about 1960. I would like to know how he is doing and if he is still alive. Thanks!

Keywords: Billy



Entry: 64832
Subject: U.S.S. HENRY W. TUCKER DD 875

Mickey Wayne Miller SR. wrote on March 21, 2008

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City and State: CROWLEY TX

Unit: TASK FORCE 77 AND 95.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WONSAN HARBOR AND SONGIN WERE MAJOR ENCOUNTERS. (TWO BATTLE STARS).

Keywords: FECKLER ,MASON , RUPERTUS AS DIVISON-DES.PAC.32 (DESTROYERS)



Entry: 61870
Subject: SANTA ROSA, TEX

Lionel De La Fuente wrote on August 4, 2007


City and State: HARLINGEN TX

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: USS EPPERSON DD719 01JAN62-25DEC65--RADIOMAN 2ND.
SANTA ROSA/HARLINGEN TEX HOME-TOWN....

Keywords: USS EPPERSON DD719 01JAN62-25DEC65--RADIOMAN 2ND.
SANTA ROSA/HARLINGEN, TEX HOME-TOWN



Entry: 61287
Subject: I SERVED ON THE USS EPPERSON DD719

Lionel De La Fuente wrote on June 11, 2007


City and State: HARLINGEN TX

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I SERVED ON THE USS EPPERSON FROM 01JAN62-25DEC65.
MADE 62 WEST-PAC CRUISE, FRAM, 65 WESTPAC CRUISE.
REPORTED AS A "SA", AND DEBARKED AS RM2...GOOD SHIP, WONDERFUL MEMORIES.

Keywords: YANKEE STATION



Entry: 52484
Subject: EPPERSON 1954-56

Winston Wilson wrote on August 7, 2005

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City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: COMESCORTDIV #12

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: It was my privilege to serve aboard the Epperson. I made t0ours to Japan, Formosa, Korea and the Eniwetok Atoll.
I later went to Naval Radio Station Wahiawa and the to
Washington D.C.

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Entry: 50275
Subject:

Mike Cross wrote on April 19, 2005

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City and State: AK

Unit: EPPERSON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandpa was a member of the Epperson DD somthing? Now in Alaska past Almost year ago

Keywords: Grandfather member of Epperson



Entry: 50213
Subject: SERVED ABOARD THE USS EPPERSON

Joseph Dixon wrote on April 16, 2005


City and State: BUTTE MT

Unit: HOSPITAL CORPMAN STRIKER

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Embarked Epperson when she was in dry dock in Pearl Harbor in Jan. 1956. Had to go over the side in dress blues to scrape and paint because sea bag was lost in transfer. Went to Wespac later that year and spent Xmas in Sasebo, Japan. Went TAD to Yokosuka for dental work. I had served most of my time on the ship as a corpman striker and served as a corpman at the Yokosuka hospital. Caught up with the ship in Hawaii prior to discharge in Nov. 1957. The ship had a rocket that was similiar to ship to surface missiles and when it was fired while under way the force would almost stop the ship. Went under some tough weather including the tail end of a typhoon off Taiwan.
Before I became a corpman, my battle station was Sight Setter in the foreward five inch gun mount. I remember our gunnery was terrible and I don't remember receiving and E. In fact one time we came close to shooting down the aircraft that was draging the sleeve.
Over all, I see my service as a wonderful experience typified by meeting and serving with some swell guys and seeing some places I would never have seen.
Joseph Dixon

Keywords: USS Epperson-NIckname was Doc. Friends---Bonn, or Bon,Hathcoat, Rivals--Smokey Stover--Been so long can't remember names.



Entry: 39546
Subject: GREAT UNCLE

Dave Epperson II wrote on December 30, 2003

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City and State: LEXINGTON KY

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Harold Glenn Epperson is my grandfathers brother. I have read much information about the events of that day and about the ship itself. I have inquired on numerous boards about the whereabouts of the ship. If anyone can tell me I'd appreciate it. I also would like to thank the author of this site for allowing information about Harold to be posted on the net. Although I never knew my great uncle, I still feel like I have met him, just by seeing his picture and hearing my family talk about him. We all miss you Harold. We're coming home soon, leave the door open.

Keywords: USS Epperson, Epperson, Harold, Glenn, Congressional Medal of Honor, DD 719



Entry: 39214
Subject: I SERVED ON THE EPPY

Juan Romero wrote on December 16, 2003

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City and State: LAS CUCES NM

Unit: FORWARD BOILER ROOM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I THOUGHT I WOULD JUST WRITE AND LET YOU KNOW THAT I SERVED ON THE EPPERSON FROM DEC. 1961 THROUGH FEBRUARY 1964. WE WERE PART OF THE PINEAPPLE FLEET AT PEARL HARBOR DURING THIS TIME. I WENT ON MY ONE AND ONLY WESPAC DEPLOYMENT ON HER IN 1963. I WAS EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD AND WAS THERE UNTIL I WAS 20. I CAN ONLY TELL YOU THAT IT WAS A HARD SHIP TO BE ON. I WORKED IN THE FORWARD FIRE ROOM DURING THIS TIME. I THINK THAT WE WERE THE STEP CHILDREN OF THE SHIP AS WE HAD TO WORK PORT AND STARBOARD WHEN WE WERE UNDER WAY AND HAD TO CONTINUE WORKING WHEN WE CAME INTO PORT AS THE REST OF THE CREW WENT ON LIBERTY. I MUST HONESTLY SAY THAT I DIDN'T PARTICULARLY LIKE SERVING ABOARD THIS SHIP. I WAS GLAD WHEN I FINALLY GOT OFF OF IT AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON OUT OF SAN DIEGO.

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Entry: 36565
Subject: USS EPPERSON DDE-719

Ted Moody wrote on August 29, 2003

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City and State: FT. WORTH TX

Unit: O DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: SERVED AS RADAR STRICKER......GREAT SHIP
GREAT CREW....'52

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Entry: 28577
Subject: INFORMATION REGARDING THE USS EPPERSON

Kevin Epperson wrote on October 1, 2002

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City and State: HIGHLAND VILLAGE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am very intrigued on finding out more info on the USS Epperson. I am in the process of writing a book and would like as much info as possible.
Thank you.

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Entry: 23931
Subject: DUTY ABOARD THE EPPERSON

Harold Myers wrote on March 14, 2002

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City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served under Lt. Bill Briggs during the Korean conflict and Operation Castle in Bikini. My wife and I think of him with great kindness. He was an outstanding officer and I consider it a priviledge to have been under his responsibility.

Harold R. Myers EdD Emeritus, DANR UCOP

Keywords: Sonarman



Entry: 14685
Subject: SERVED 1951-1954

Bill Briggs wrote on January 29, 2001

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City and State: OTHELLO WA

Unit: ASW OFFICER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: served on the epperson from 1951 to 1954.
was the asw officer.
had two tours to korea and also was in einiwetok and bikini for the hydrogen bomb tests in 1954.

Keywords: tf 77



Entry: 10689
Subject: SERVED ON HER

Donald Anderson wrote on July 30, 2000

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City and State: ANAHEIM CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 7804
Subject: THE E[PPY

David H. (Dave) Albert wrote on April 3, 2000

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City and State: MEQUON WI

Unit: 41 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: Wonsan Harbor 1951 Mayor of Wonsan



Entry: 5380
Subject: U S S EPPERSON

Donnie Epperson wrote on December 1, 1999

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City and State: GLENNVILLE GA

Unit: 24TH INF. DIV

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Would like more info related to U S S Epperson--for whom it was named; duty stations; time period in activity, etc.

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Entry: 955
Subject: KOREA 1951 TO 1952

Lyn Jaques wrote on November 20, 1998

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City and State: WALTON NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: U.S.NAVY KOREA 1951 TO 1952 7TH FLEET..TASK FORCE 77.7 FLAG SHIP OF TASK FORCE AND NOT LISTED HERE...U.S.S. EPPERSON (DDE-719)..NICKNAMED "THE INTERIM MAYOR OF WONSON HARBOR...

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