USS Fechteler (DD-870)










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Entry: 88110
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF MY DAD

Patricia Janik wrote on January 13, 2014


City and State:

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD870

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my dad Norbert (Norbie) Nagy during 1948 aboard the USS Fechteler DD-870. My dad has been deceased since 1970 and I would like information on is life as a young man. Thanks and God Bless.

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Entry: 86208
Subject: ABOARD 1967-1968

Ron Booth wrote on May 16, 2013


City and State: NEW LONDON CT

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD-870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard fro summer 1967-12/31/1968.Started out in deck
and ended up as a YNSN.No real fond memories of the ship.It was
a rustbucket with chronic engineering breakdowns.I later got
transferred to, the USS Jouett DLG-29 a brand new DLG in San
Diego..Much better ship,clean,cofortable and squared away.Got
out,went back east and got my college degree.Went back into
reserves and changed rate to QM.My navy website is;
navetsusa.com/members/rbooth.html

Keywords: Looking for old shipmates



Entry: 86188
Subject: ON BOARD USS FECHTELER DD870

Paul Roa wrote on May 13, 2013

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: went with uss IOWA and cruiser st.Paul bombarded korea
reservoirs and railway tunnels..were we 3 ships to fire the
last shots to end the war???

Keywords: Korea feb 1952 -dec 1953



Entry: 84271
Subject: SERVED ON DD 870 - 1964-1967

John Redick wrote on September 26, 2012


City and State: OH

Unit: SIGNALMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 73586
Subject: SERVED ON USS FECHTELER FEB '58-MAR '61

Kenneth R. Thomas wrote on February 16, 2010


City and State: WEATHERFORD TX

Unit: GUNFIRE CONTROL TECHNICIAN FT3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I came aboard fresh from Mk37 gunfire control school in February 1958. Made the WESTPAC cruise that year. Great duty even though I was seasick for the first few months aboard; useless to anyone until I was taken over on the beach in Yokuska, Japan, got drunk and stayed in my bunk for ten days when we got to Okinawa. Never sick after that, Thank the Lord!

Keywords: Anyone served during my time aboard can contact me



Entry: 72552
Subject: SHIPMATE PASSING

Mary Bir wrote on November 27, 2009


City and State: ZION IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to report that my husband, Thomas Bir passed away on October 20,2009. He had served aboard the Fechteler DD870 from 1969 until her decommission in 1970. His remains will be buried at sea as per his request.
Mary Bir

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Entry: 68504
Subject: 1951-52

James Barakatt wrote on January 2, 2009

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City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 65058
Subject: THIS IS SOAP BOX CALLING

Frank L. Montijo wrote on April 2, 2008

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City and State: LAKEWOOD CO

Unit: NAVY-FIRE CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: We earned 5 battle stars in Korea. I remember a time that we refulled from a tanker and whe finished pull away to sharp and did all kinds of damage to her. Yet another time we craked in a typhone and had to have a 24hr. buket crew. The pumps could not handle all the water. Whe the storm was over wwe headed for Sasabo Japan for repairs. When we came home and stoped off in Pearl Harbor the Captain could not get us any fresh food. I had 3 friends from boot camp that were cook in Pearl and they gave us a 3/4ton truck with big side boardon it. we I went back to the ship with that loaded with food. I look back on those day and find that I overall I had a good time and it was good for me.

Keywords: After 55 years still looking for ship mates.



Entry: 62824
Subject: USS FECHTELER RADIOMAN 66-70

David Girod wrote on November 2, 2007

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City and State: PASADENA TX

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD 870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I came aboard in the yards at Long Beach a RMSN and left an RM1 after the 68 westpac cruise.

Keywords: Robbie Robinson, Ralph Shaver, you-all out there?



Entry: 62574
Subject: SERVED 1962 1966

James Nye wrote on October 12, 2007


City and State: SOUTHAMPTON

Unit: SCREWDRIVERS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE WHERE ABOUTS OF
JIMMY MORRISON

Keywords: TOURED WITH USS CONSTELLATION AS ESCORT SOUTH CHINA SEAS



Entry: 59987
Subject: SLEEVE , SHIP PATCH

Mary Bir wrote on February 10, 2007


City and State: ZION IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Whomever This May Concern:
My husband, Thomas E. Bir, was a CS1 abord the Fectheler from June 1969 to the decommissioning of the Fectheler in September of 1970.He now has esophaguse cancer and I'm trying to find the ship sleeve patch so I can work it into a quilt for him. Are there any people who might have any for sale and would you be willing to sell me one? Please contact me at my e-mail or home address.
Thank you and God bless you.
Mary Bir

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Entry: 55875
Subject: USS FECHTELER (DD-870)

Larry Evans wrote on February 19, 2006

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City and State: MARION NC

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD-870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: TOUR OF DUTY 11/65 THROUGH 3/68 , WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH SHIPMATES PRIMARILY R-DIV SOME I REMEMBER ARE
RUSTY NELSON SFP3,VV CLARK FN, ?? KENNY FN,PRENTICE (TEX)DC1,?? WADE SFM1?? ,MICHAEL P CALHOUN MM3 A-GANG, IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN LOCATE ANY OF THESE MEN PLEASE SEND ME AN E-MAIL TO BOTH ADDRESSES
MEMORIES FORESTALL FIRE,GETTING HIT WITH MORTAR DUD AND OIL KING GETTING KNOCKED OUT OF HIS BUNK, GENERAL LANDING BY HELO BACK TIRE ON GUN MOUNT AND FRONT ON DASH HELO DECK,ALMOST GOT WASHED OVERBOARD TRYING TO FIX WTD DURING ROUGH SEAS BY REPAIR LOCKER 2 ,ONION SOUP FOR MID RATS,MELTING RIFLINGS OUT OF MT 51,HANG FIRE IN MT51,

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Entry: 55403
Subject: JUST GETTING BACK AFTER KATRINA

Thomas S. (Tom) Hewes JR. wrote on January 25, 2006


City and State: BILOXI MS

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD-870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Have been a member for several years. Lost computor in storm in August and just gettin back up with a new one. Looking for old ties.

Keywords: USS Fechteler, DD870



Entry: 52372
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Jerry Martin SR. wrote on July 31, 2005

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City and State: FORT WORTH TX

Unit: U.S.S.FECHTELER DDR 870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just looking to see if I can locate some old friends,
Edward E Custer
great falls Montana

Gordon downs
Perducah kentucky

Tony Kircher
Phoenix AZ

Keywords: FECHTELER



Entry: 51147
Subject: SERVED ONBOARD THE FECHTLER 1966 YO 1970

Jim Blinkenberg wrote on May 28, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 48230
Subject: USS FECHTLER

Paul Crosier wrote on January 18, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: SERVED ABOARD 1953,1954,1955 AS MM2

Keywords: USS FECHTLER DDR 870



Entry: 46180
Subject: REUNION

Ronald Dizon wrote on October 6, 2004

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City and State: MANILA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm looking information about my father, George Seaver, who , i believed, served on U.S.S. Ohare around 1972 the time he was on board the ship. She had met my mother during that time when the ship stationed in subic, Philippines. I have no information except the above. I was born on Oct. 16, the following year 1973. My mother lost all contacts with him. I know very much that he wants to meet me so much as i do to him.

Please let me know if you have any information or contact about my father. you can e-mail me at naldizon@yahoo.com.ph. Thank you!!

Keywords: nald



Entry: 46029
Subject: FECHTLER SHIPMATES '67-'70

Jack Ivy wrote on September 27, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am helping my father-in-law search for USS Fechtler DD870 shipmates. He served from '67-'70. Please let me know if you remember Jack or if you have contact with anyone who does. Thanks a bunch!

Keywords: Fechtler, DD870, shipmates, Vietnam, 1967-1970, tin can



Entry: 43219
Subject: DD O'HARE--US NAVEY

James Davis wrote on May 23, 2004

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City and State: MINNEAPOLIS KS

Unit: R-DIIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 42071
Subject: WESTPAC- '67

Joe White wrote on April 1, 2004

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 38831
Subject: AUG 6, 1952 ,BOXER FIRE SURVIVORS PICKED UP

Bob Hanson wrote on November 30, 2003


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 37379
Subject: NORBERT GERARD NAGY

Pat Nagy wrote on October 5, 2003

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City and State: BOURBONNAIS IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have known my father, Norbert Gerard Nagy. He joined the navy at age 17 in 1945 and was discharged in I believe 1948. He was aboard the USS Fechteler DD 870 and also the USS Chevalier DD 805. He and my mother lived in East Chicago Indiana. My e-mail is righthere50@hotmail.com. Thank-you!

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Entry: 35210
Subject: RICHARD PALKOVIC TO BE BURIED AT SEA

Peggy Palkovic wrote on July 2, 2003


City and State: WEST SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: thank you for the spray of flowers that were sent to my father's funeral. the flowers were sent anonymously from the ship. larry brown may have been the one to send them on the behalf of the ship.

the flowers were beautiful. my father is at peace. he was always proud to be in the military.

if you would like to share any stories, good or bad, we would appreciate them.

thank you

peggy loiuse palkovic

Keywords: richard michael palkovic will be buried at sea.
thank you to u.s.s. fechtler for the flowers at the funeral



Entry: 31747
Subject: SERVED JULY '50 TO MARCH '53

Thomas S. (Tom) Hewes wrote on February 5, 2003


City and State: BILOXI MS

Unit: ELECTRONICS TECH

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: On Fechteler from 7/50 to 3/53. ET. Been awhile since I've been on this site--changed e-mail addy, etc.

Keywords: USS Fechteler, DD870



Entry: 31686
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE FECHTELER

Michael Bender wrote on February 3, 2003


City and State: HAVRE DE GRACE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father sailed on the USS Fechteler from 1955 -1957. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who new my Dad. He was a MMC, Chief Petty Officer I believe in the forward engine room. It was the ship he retired from in 1957 after over twenty years in the Navy. Unfortunately Dad passed away this past November, he will be missed. I am researching his Navy career and planning on writing a book about a small part of that career. From 1936 - 1941, just prior to Pearl Harbor he played Football and Baseball for the Battleship California (BB44). Back then all of the battleships had teams and they played regular seasons and it was a big deal. I am trying to find as much information on that period as possible. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Entry: 27877
Subject: HELPING MY FAMILY

Tonya McCain wrote on August 28, 2002

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City and State: SELMA AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather "Lyle Edwin Waltz" was aboard this ship from '49 to '51. I would love for him to find old friends from the past. So please if you knew my wonderful grandfather please let me know. I know he would love to sit around and talk about the good ole days with you!!!!

Keywords: Feb. 1949 to July 1951



Entry: 26039
Subject: ANY INFO ON USS OHARE 889 DURING 1948 PICTURES SITES OF THE DESTROYER ETC

Eddie Fowler wrote on June 5, 2002

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City and State: SOUTH BOSTON MA

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: im looking for a particular picture of a flag raising ceromony the first united nations flag over isreal on board the destoyer 889 any pictures or info would be appreciated my uncle was in the picture i believe it to have historicl importance would like to see it also any member please contact me thankyou

Keywords: my uncle al hegarty looking for the info about destroyer ohare 889 navy an army vet ww2 korea



Entry: 26038
Subject: ANY INFO ON USS OHARE 889 DURING 1948 PICTURES SITES OF THE DESTROYER ETC

Eddie Fowler wrote on June 5, 2002

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City and State: SOUTH BOSTON MA

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: im looking for a particular picture of a flag raising ceromony the first united nations flag over isreal on board the destoyer 889 any pictures or info would be appreciated my uncle was in the picture i believe it to have historicl importance would like to see it also any member please contact me thankyou

Keywords: my uncle al hegarty looking for the info about destroyer ohare 889 navy an army vet ww2 korea



Entry: 25528
Subject:

Bruce Empol wrote on May 16, 2002

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City and State: CA

Unit: 1967-69 AFTER ENGINEROOM

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 24612
Subject: RADAR GANG 1953-54

Larry Tewes wrote on April 8, 2002

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City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ

Unit: USS FECHTELER DDR870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from shipmates

Keywords: Radar gang 1953-54



Entry: 24471
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY FATHER, WILLIAM GORDON THURSTON

Virginia McAfee wrote on April 2, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information about my father, William Gordon Thurston, who, I believed,served on the Fechteler around 1949. He was from Los Angeles, CAL. and married my mother, who was from Tennille, GA. I have no information about him except the above. He and my mother knew each other only a matter of weeks, married secretly in South Carolina on April 21, 1949. I was born on February 18 the following year. My mother lost all contact with him, and he doesn't know that I exist.

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Entry: 21991
Subject: 4/53 - 6/58

Tom Halloran wrote on January 3, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: USS FECHTELER DDR 870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyomne aboard ship from April 1953 until June 1958

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Entry: 18674
Subject: SEEKING INFO ON HOUSTON THOMPSON

Rick Thompson wrote on August 14, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who my have known my father
on board the USS Fechteler during the Korean War from app.2/1951 to 8/1951. Also anyone who could share first hand information of the ships activities during this period would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: USS Fechteler DD 870 Korean War 2/51 to 8/51



Entry: 17740
Subject: USS FECHTLER DD-870

Jerome Archer wrote on July 4, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: served in the engine room from May 1951 until Sept ? 1951 wioth Tasjk Force 77 mostly in Wonsan harbor.

Keywords: USS Fechtler DD-870



Entry: 16153
Subject: PROUD TO FIND THESE SITES.

K.C. Jackson wrote on April 27, 2001

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City and State: SYLVAN GROVE KS

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was so proud to find this site and a couple of others. Seems so long ago but such pleasant memories and fond memories of some great guys.

Keywords: Nickname, Casey. Looking for anyone serving in radio shack from 1949-1952. Also radarmen and quartermaster from Operation Division.



Entry: 15794
Subject: ANYONE KNOW OF LEWIS CROAN FROM THE FECHTELER?

Isaac Hammons wrote on April 4, 2001

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City and State: KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If anyone who rode on the Fechteler knew Lewis Croan, could you please e-mail me, I am doing a report about him.

Keywords: Grandson doing report



Entry: 14253
Subject:

Edward Kellum wrote on January 12, 2001

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City and State: MONROVIA CA

Unit: USS FECHTELER DD 870

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: One of most memorable events was the
Hungnam evacuation. It was bitter cold and I
was thankful that I was in the Navy.

Keywords: I was on board the USS Fechteler DD870 in
1951 and 1952 . I was an electronic
technician.



Entry: 12493
Subject: MEDALS USS FECHTELER

Frank L. Montijo wrote on October 23, 2000

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City and State: CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: ship, medal dates engagment star dates
20-feb-25 july 51 6 - 21 apr 51
18 mar-13 sep 52 22 apr-2 may 51
2-24 jun54 15-30 may 51
1-15 jun 51
27 jun-8 jul 51
9-21 jul - 50
31 mar-7 apr 52
16 apr 52
31 may-26 jun 52
9 jul-7 aug 52
16 aug-8 sep 52
www.history.navy.mil/medals/kormedal/korea-f.htm

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Entry: 7711
Subject: FECHTELER DD870 FIRE CONTROL [ SN]

Frank L. Montijo wrote on March 29, 2000

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City and State: LAKEWOOD CO

Unit: FIRE CONTROL [ SN]

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm looking for a Richard Borges from the Fechteler. I do belong to the ships assoc. and the tin can sailors assoc.

Keywords: Fire control







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