USS Fletcher (DDE-445)


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Entry: 81694
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 10, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On July 19,1953,a F4U-4 aircraft Bu.No.81331 of
Squadron VF-152 off of the aircraft carrier USS
Princeton-CVA-37 crashed at sea. The pilot, Ens.R.W.
Turner,USN, was rescued by the USS Fletcher-DDE-445.
WELL DONE, USS Fletcher-DDE-445.

Keywords: F4U-4-VF-152-USS Princeton-CVA-37-



Entry: 75263
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY DAD WALTER C. FREEMAN

Nancy Freeman wrote on June 27, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for someone who knew my dad..probably was a sailor then..was is the galley..cook...retired in 1966 Master Chief... would love to hear some stories about him..sadly he died in 1990..



Entry: 72848
Subject:

James O. Guthrie wrote on December 21, 2009


City and State: LYNN HAVEN FL

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 71802
Subject: INFORMATION ON BERRY

Robin Spurlin wrote on September 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on the USS Fletcher DDE-445 in 1949-1952 and I
was hoping that someone remember him. He passed away in 1996 and
I am trying to piece together his career in the Navy. He did not talked
much about his time in the Navy, so I need some HELP. My brother has
his Purple Heart, but we can not found any information in his miitary
papers that states that he recieve it. I even sent for a list of his ribbons
and medals from the National Personnel Records Center and still no
luck. If anyone can help us we would be very grateful!

Keywords: His nickname was "Buddy"



Entry: 61802
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY WHO SERVED WITH ME ON USS FLETCHER(DDE-445) 1951-52

Robert Sanchez wrote on July 29, 2007


City and State: BRANDON FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: USS Fletcher (DDE-445) 1951-52



Entry: 60103
Subject: WHAT DESRON WAS FLETCHER IN, IN1953

Frank Vasquez wrote on February 23, 2007


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: USS FLETCHER DDE445

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Anyone else remember some guy shouting "DURANGO!!!"
over the PA system late at night;I do and I would sure like to know who it was. I'v always wondered .

Keywords: Friends nicknames: "Lil-bit" Ruff-"Robbie" Robinson
JAMES "LET THE OLE BOY HAVE' Lewis and me "VAS"
Operation "IVY" and Korean war VET



Entry: 55463
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON A LT COL RADFORD C WEST

Radford West III wrote on January 28, 2006


City and State: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: He served in WWII as a Major. He was in the Marine Fighting Squadrons VMF-211 from Aug 1942-Oct 1942. All I know after that was he was KIA 2-8-1951 during the Korean War as a Lt. Col. I would love to find some information on him. Thank You

Keywords: Marine Fighting Squadrons VMF-211



Entry: 53752
Subject: SERVED ABOARD USS FLETCHER 445 1-31-55

Harold (Harry) Dorman wrote on October 25, 2005


City and State: DRYDEN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Ken Landry has some great pictures of our ship on his web Site.
I have gone to a few of the reunions with my wife and have enjoyed talking to others who served on our ship even if we didn't serve at the same time , good luck to you and god's blessing to you and all of your's. Harry

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Entry: 53751
Subject: SERVED ABOARD USS FLETCHER 445 1-31-55

Harold (Harry) Dorman wrote on October 25, 2005


City and State: DRYDEN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Ken Landry has some great pictures of our ship on his web Site.
I have gone to a few of the reunions with my wife and have enjoyed talking to others who served on our ship even if we didn't serve at the same time , good luck to you and god's blessing to you and all of your's. Harry

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Entry: 53106
Subject: LOOKING FOR SAILORS WHO WORKED WITH MY DAD JOHN C. RYMER

John Rymer JR. wrote on September 12, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: KETCHIKAN AK

Unit: USS FLETCHER, KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for sailors who worked with my father John Charles Rymer during the Korean War.

Keywords: USS Fletcher, John Charles Rymer, Korean War.



Entry: 52251
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW THAT SERVED WITH MY FATHER .

David Wooden wrote on July 25, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My mother and I were interested in finding reunion info and finding crew members that remember serving with my father, Jack Wooden (radio man) 1950 - 1953.

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Entry: 51902
Subject: JOHN J SMOLINSKI

Tom Smolinski wrote on July 6, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for someone who served with my father, John J Smolinski aboard the USS Fletcher DDE445. He was a radio operator sometime in the early fifties. He is alive and well living in Southern California.
If you remember my dad I'd appreciate a response.

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Entry: 48342
Subject: RONALD MARION BOPP

Susie Bopp-Esch wrote on January 23, 2005


City and State: COLUMBUS NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Ron is my dad and he died in 1996. I am one of his 4 daughters and I am looking for anyone who served with him that could give us some details about his military background and experiences. Thanks in advance.

Keywords: Nickname: Ronnie or Ron
Dad(Ronnie), mom(Mildred) and my oldest brother John(a baby then) lived in Jacksonville, Flordia sometime during his tour:1951-1954. Dad mentioned working on planes and something about Iceland and Greenland.
He had a birthmark which was a white lock of hair on his forehead that was very distinguishing from his head of black hair.



Entry: 44502
Subject: DAVID W LINDSAY

S. Baxter wrote on July 15, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any one who served with David W Lindsay aboard the Fletcher. David is now dead and family is trying to compile a history of his service in the Navy.

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Entry: 43576
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT KNEW ROBERT LEE FLETCHER

Jared Fletcher wrote on June 5, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: AVON PARK FL

Unit: (RET.) NAVY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If you knew my papa then please e-mail me i'm just trying to figure out his military record!

Keywords: I don't know when he served, but it must of been a while ago becuase I am his Grandson



Entry: 41953
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW ROBERT L. COEY

Alberta Bartlett wrote on March 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ATHENS OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew Robert L. Coey. I am looking to find what ship he was on in the korean war. all I know is that he was a boatswain mate 3rd class and he enlisted in the navy may 27, 1951 at the age of 17. This is my father and he never talked much about the war but i would like to find out any information i can not only for my own info but also to be able to past it on to my son. something that my dad left behind. any info please e mail me at albertab@earthlink.net thank you

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Entry: 37977
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW THOMAS HOOK

Douglas Hook wrote on November 2, 2003


City and State: FT. WAYNE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my father. He was on the Fletcher and the Pierce. Not sure of dates. Would like to give my kids information on what their grandpa did. He died before they were born.
Thank you.

Keywords: Fletcher 445, Pierce, friends with Ed Peacock, originally from Payne OH and Fort Wayne, IN



Entry: 35902
Subject: LOOKING FOR A PICTURE

George Rhody wrote on July 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: I`M THE SON OF..........

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i`m looking for someone who might of knew my father,george h. rhody.and i`m pretty sure he was on ship 442.he also had a friend there ,ben larson,i think.you see, my mother passed away in 1979.and he got remarried in 1989.[i was born in 1957].ALL my life at home, with my parents,my father had a picture of this ship that i looked at all of my life.i mean EVERY meal i admired this picture,and i`m pretty sure it was 442, not 445.if anybody out there know`s of this please contact me ..oh by the way, that other bitch got everything,including,the picture of the ship , someone who could care less, ya`know ? so i would greatly appreciate any info on this matter ,,god bless. thank you.

Keywords: SHIP 442



Entry: 31355
Subject: 2003 REUNION

John Rust wrote on January 18, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LOVELAND CO

Unit: USS FLETCHER DD/DDE 445, DD 992

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Holiday Inn, Great Falls, Montana, 11-13 September, 2003

Keywords: USS Fletcher DD/DDE 445, DD 992



Entry: 26605
Subject:

George Monaghan wrote on June 28, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 23699
Subject: LOOKING FOR MACMANNIS AND MCKORMACJ

George Monaghan wrote on March 5, 2002


City and State: LAWRENCEVILLE GA

Unit: SERVED ON FLETCHER

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

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Entry: 21319
Subject: COMMANDING OFFICERS

Ron Reeves wrote on December 8, 2001


City and State:

Unit: DD 847, 822 - CV 63

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for a list that has the day and month of each assumption of command plus the full name to add to my data base I have some names and partial dates from cruise books of the ship, but they all are incomplete. Someone might have a Change of Command ceremony program, or copy of the decommissioning program that might have the full list. Would like to get a copy of the decomm program for my file...Does association have any ships patches for sale ??? Appreciate help. Thanks Shipmates !!!

Keywords: Commanding Officer List



Entry: 19915
Subject: 2002 REUNION

Robert McCurley wrote on October 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW BRAUNFELS TX

Unit: USS FLETCHER, DDE 445

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 2002 reunion of the USS Fletcher Reunion Group, Inc. will be held in San Antonio, Texas September 25-29, 2002. Contact Bob McCurley at rmccurley@sat.net

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Entry: 18911
Subject: REUNION INFO???

Kent Moore wrote on August 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: VA BCH VA

Unit: VF-101

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Kent Moore, son of Bill Moore,
Presently serving in US Navy on board NAS Oceana,
Very Interested in information about reunion,
alternet e-mail
mooreka@vf101.navy.mil

Keywords: Family member, Kent Moore, Son of William A. Moore (Bill) " Wild Bill" , e-3, Coxswain ( liberboat driver ), Paint locker. ( Drunk and had 8 tatoos, birds on chest) on board from around 1952-1956.







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