USS Erben (DD-631)


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Entry: 94134
Subject: UPDATING MY EMAIL

Allison Savoy wrote on December 26, 2016


City and State: LAKE CHARLES LA

Unit: USS ERBEN NAVY MM3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I posted April 2006 and just updating my email address.

alrs72@yahoo.com

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Entry: 93289
Subject: ERBEN KOREA

Laura Morgan wrote on June 4, 2016


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, John Fletcher Morgan, served on the Erben from mothball fleet until Guam. He is deceased now, but was a proud Navy vet. I believe he loaded ammo into the deck guns, and later worked in the galley. Will get dates and exacts.

Keywords: John Morgan, Chattanooga, TN



Entry: 91569
Subject: USS ERBEN WARDROOM ICE BUCKET FROM 1953

Julie SChaab wrote on July 19, 2015


City and State: IL

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I purchased a silver plated ice bucket from a thrift store in Chicago. It was very oxidized. I cleaned it with silver polish and discovered the inscription

USS ERBEN WARDROOM
1953

Would be interested in any stories about the ship, wardroom or ice Bucket .

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Entry: 89475
Subject: RADAR UNIT USS ERBEN 631

Don Sheldon wrote on August 9, 2014


City and State: WEST BLOOMFIELD MI

Unit: RADAR UNIT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served n the USS Erben during the Korean war. I was a radar operator from 1952-54. I
would like to hear from any one who served during this time. Thank you.

Keywords: USS Erben 631. Korean War.
Spillett,Hilburn,Clay,Hayes,Stone,Luedtke,Schlabach,Kerlee.Task Force77



Entry: 87878
Subject: USS ERBEN

William Mortimer wrote on December 10, 2013


City and State:

Unit: USNR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Father in law service as a Gunners mate from 1956 to 1957 on the USS Erben and from 1955 to 1956 on the USS Carson. Just seeing if I can find someone he knew.

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Entry: 86563
Subject: ENGINE ROOM 1952-1956

Don Quiring wrote on June 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 84580
Subject: WWII VETERAN ERBEN DD 631

Theodore Wojcik wrote on November 3, 2012


City and State: JEFFERSON OH

Unit: USS ERBEN DD 631

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I served on the USS Erben DD 631 from Jan 1945 until

March 1946



Entry: 72154
Subject: GUN GANG 54-58

Roger Sorrells wrote on October 31, 2009


City and State: LINCOLN CITY OR

Unit: USS ERBEN DD-631

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Made four deployments with USS Erben. Remember Gunners Mates Harrison, McGory, Reeves, Foley, Smerud,
Tucker, Sharron, Smith, Pierkarsky, and others......

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Entry: 65105
Subject: LOOKING FOR LT WM SELL 1943-1945

Paul heffernan Heffernan wrote on April 6, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: WESTWOOD MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My sister wrote to Bill almost every day during WWII. There is a story as
too why they never married.

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Entry: 56735
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED IN KOREAN WAR

Allison Savoy wrote on April 19, 2006


City and State:

Unit: DD-631 1955

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is Floyd John Romine, he was on
U.S.S. Erben- DD-631 in 1955.

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Entry: 49362
Subject: SERVED ON THE ERBEN 1952-1956

Donald A. Dirksen wrote on March 5, 2005


City and State: URBANDALE IA

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ON THE SHIP AND ANYONE THAT KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE GUYS. ALSO ANY INFORMATION ON REUNIONS ETC.

Keywords: SWEDE WAS MY NICKNAME, WONSAN BATTLE, MY PERSONAL FRIENDS WERE JERRY DEAMICIS, DONALD QUATROY, DONALD DEADMOND, EDWARD KASPAREK, AND MORE. I WAS ON THE DESTROYER USS ERBEN



Entry: 46478
Subject: 1952-56

Fred Bithell wrote on October 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I SERVE ON THE USS ERBEN 631 1952 TO 1956 THERE WERE 4 SETS OF BROTHER THAT CAME OBOARD THE SAME TIME THE BITHELLS /WILSONS /CARRILLO/ GRAMMS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FRED BITHELL

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Entry: 44392
Subject: SERVED ON ERBEN 51 - 54

Merrick (Sonny) Fontenot wrote on July 11, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAZEL GREEN AL

Unit: SONARMAN (O DIVISION)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on board the Erben from 1951 to late 1954. Some of the shipmates whose names I can still remember are Picard, Vince Carrillo, David Carillo, Maclellen, Fortenberry, Quatroy. I would love to hear from anyone who served at that same time.

Keywords: Nicknam "Jambalaya", Sonarman



Entry: 40652
Subject: FIRE CONTROL TECH. 1953-55

Don Mosier wrote on February 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAYWARD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for old buddy- Les Dickson (I.C. Electrician) last address known was in Houston, Texas. Also Walt Riley, Andy Antosik and anyone from the old Fire control crew. Remember when we holed up and played classical music over the ships loud speakers for half an hour instead of country western? Depth charging an enemy contact? The typhoon of Fall of 53 ?

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Entry: 40107
Subject: EARLY PHOTO OF [E]

Michael Seekins wrote on January 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have an early photo that I would like some help dating. There's not alot to go by but some of you might recognize someone or thing. All help would be appreciated. E-MAIL me and I will send pictures of the picture. Thank's

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Entry: 34684
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED 1951-54 USS ERBEN

Randy Picard wrote on June 6, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: FATHER WAS ON THE USS ERBEN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for shipmates of father (ed picard) deceased

Keywords: uss erben



Entry: 32729
Subject:

Don D'Ambrogia wrote on March 12, 2003


City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit: USS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone re the Erben 1951 through 1954

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Entry: 32728
Subject: RADIO GANG-1951-1954

Don D'Ambrogia wrote on March 12, 2003


City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit: USS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 32727
Subject: RADIO GANG-1951-1954

Don D'Ambrogia wrote on March 12, 2003


City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit: USS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 30783
Subject: USS ERBEN

Steve Erben wrote on December 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: As this ship has my namesake, I am interested in any information on how it came to have my name.

Regards

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Entry: 29729
Subject: FIRE CONTROL TECH 51-54

J.C. Young wrote on November 20, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDIO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to hear from anybody from the erben during 51-54. I remember the friendly fire, I especially remember Rooster! He cause us alot of work scrubbing down the sut from the gun mounts. I also remember dry dock, and we never got to come back with the rest of the division, because our screws were out of balance.

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Entry: 27903
Subject: ENGINEERING DIV. 1952-55

Darrell Bunker wrote on August 29, 2002


City and State: HELENDALE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 25054
Subject: CREW MEMBER 52-55

Tom Davey wrote on April 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: BOILER TENDERS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I recall names like Dan Bunker, Robert Taylor, Dick Harding. 3RD Class PO E. Abbot. 1ST Class PO Wetzel. Would like to hear from anyone from this time frame. Really to see this history on the internet.

Keywords: Operated with Destroyer Division 172 Colahan,
Shields and Twining. Task force 95,72,77 and 95.2



Entry: 24923
Subject:

Arnie (Red) Koecher wrote on April 23, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MADISON NJ

Unit: I.C. GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:
Would like to get the address of Mark Hokeson who used to live in Renton, Washington.

Keywords: Nickname "Red". Was there when we ran aground in SOCA Churi, and when the carrier plane took off our radar mast. Shipmates were Mark Hokeson, Don Ellison. Porch and Riddick (Ship Servicemen), Chief Electricians Mate Foley, Captain Taylor was relieved by Captain Kermode. Gunnery Officer
MCDowell, Repair Officer was Welsh. I served aboard the Erben from the time she was recommissioned at Long Beach, Calif 'til July of 1952. Does anyone remember when we were in dry-dock in Japan, leave the ship and climb up the hill to the house on top? Does anyone remember when we did the 'Friendly Fire' on the So. Korean Patrol Boat? Or when we rescued the So. Korean in a rowboat who was escaping the 'Reds'?



Entry: 24402
Subject:

Al Chandler wrote on March 30, 2002


City and State: BROOKINGS OR

Unit: HOSPITAL CORPSMAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Task force 77 and 95

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Entry: 24399
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES THAT SERVERD ON THE ERBEN FROM 19851 TO 1952 IN KOREA

Al Chandler wrote on March 30, 2002


City and State: BROOKINGS OR

Unit: HOSPITAL CORPSMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard the Erben in Korea From 1951 to 1952.Would like to hear from any Shipmates who served during this time,I am now retired and live in Brookings Or.which is on the Oregon Coast..

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Entry: 23756
Subject: 1ST DIV

Johnny Mulloy wrote on March 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MIDLAND TX

Unit: FIRST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Remember Ensign we called "Rooster". Running aground in Korea. Dry Dock In Subic Bay

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Entry: 22140
Subject: WW 2 USS ERBEN

Fran Hupfer wrote on January 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICOPEE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:
I stood watch in the fwd. eng. rm.
Evaporaters. 4 on 12 off. Best duty onboard ship. Producing 300 Gals per hour led to
resticted water hours. Chief Eng, Officer
Kreyeski came up with a solution which ended
the water hours. Adding corn starch and boiler
compound to the 1st. and 2nd efect tubes,
brought the production of fresh water up to
"600" Gals. per hr.
That made a happy crew aboard the Mighty "E"m

Keywords:
"Gus" MM 2/C



Entry: 20941
Subject: USS ERBEN RADAR GANG

Don Hayes wrote on November 24, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: WESTMINSTER CA

Unit: RADAR UNIT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: i am writing to you from dallas tex just happened to scroll through and ran across your note. was glad that someone was still around. just visited the uss kidd in la. it is a fletcher class dd. really brought back some memories. this is my daughters email address. she will send any correspondence to me. would like to hear from you.

Keywords: task force 77 and task force 95 1951 to end of war



Entry: 19577
Subject: GUN GANG 1952-1955

Kenneth E. Harrison wrote on September 24, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAS CRUCES NM

Unit: USS ERBEN DD631

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from any of the gun gang that I served with during that time. Some of the names was Geo. Foley, James (Monks) McGory, Joe (buck) White,BJ Tarver. Any others that I might have forgotten.

Keywords: Harry GM3



Entry: 18504
Subject: MEARL 'MIKE' GREENE

C. Connell wrote on August 6, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for men who served with Mearl "Mike" Greene.

Keywords: Mearl "Mike" Greene



Entry: 16193
Subject: CREW MEMBER 1953-1955

William (Bill) Valantine wrote on April 30, 2001


City and State: SIMI VALLEY CA

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS/POST MASTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Our Captain was Cdr. William A. Keefe, XO was
Lcdr. Richard S. Moore. Saw two tours in
Westpac including plane guard duty in South China Sea. I am now a private investigator living in Southern California. Looking forward to hearing from former ship mates.

Keywords: I was the mail man on the USS Erben DD-631 from 1953-1955 Korean War. We were DESDIV 172 consisting of Twining, Erben, Shields, and Colahan. Flagship was the Twining.



Entry: 14396
Subject: CREW MEMBER 51=52

Thomas S. Maple JR. wrote on January 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: EXCELSIOR MN

Unit: USS ERBEN DD 6L1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: On board roommate LT Evan MacDowall, Gunnery officer, now deceased.Capt Taylor ,skipper.I have officer list 51-52 MuchTom 5 in shore bombardment. Resuue of 6 crew from crew of P2V Dec 51. Rescue of pilot from TBM fromCVL 115.

Keywords: LTJG , 1st Lt opened up ship Apr 51 Long Beach. OOD on nite of 10 Corp shooting.OOD during grounding . TF 7th flt. TF95



Entry: 11160
Subject: ON EPPERSON AND ERBAN

Donald Anderson wrote on August 19, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ANAHEIM CA

Unit: USS EPPERSON - USS ERBAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS EPPERSON and USS ERBAN

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Entry: 9933
Subject: RADAR GANG 1951-53

Phillip O. (Phil) Kerlee wrote on June 29, 2000


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: RADAR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hi to all members of the Erben crew members,from 1951-1953. I would like to hear from shipmates from the Radargang, I still remember some of the names, Stone,Trimble,Hilburn,Spillett,Luedtke,Sheldon,Clay Duke Rushing. I never did find my sea legs and made a career switch to the army and retired as a CWO in 1973. I now live in Las Vegas NV. Hoping to hear from some of you.
Phil Kerlee

Keywords: UssErben DD 631







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