USS Florkin (ASR-9)










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Entry: 92089
Subject: USS FLORKAN ASR9

Billy Bailey wrote on October 28, 2015


City and State: FORT WORTH TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 86328
Subject: NAVY ELECTRICIAN

Duane Bailey wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: OXFORD MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served on the USS Florikan 1961-1964

Keywords: Beetle



Entry: 86327
Subject: NAVY ELECTRICIAN

Duane Bailey wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: OXFORD MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Beetle



Entry: 85293
Subject: JOHN W GREEN

Matt Barnhard wrote on January 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served on this ship during Korea and I
am trying to locate anyone that might have known him.
His name is John William Green he was from missouri

Keywords: john william green



Entry: 73248
Subject: USS FLORIKAN ASR 9

Lee Greer wrote on January 22, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEWISTON ID

Unit: ASR-9

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The only ship I was thrown off of twice.

1st time the master diver threw me off during requal dives to welcome me
aboard


2nd time the 1st class petty officers threw me off when I made Chief and
they didn't.

Florikan was good duty.

Keywords: ASR-9



Entry: 71866
Subject: USS FLORIKAN

Mark Wilkinson wrote on October 7, 2009


City and State:

Unit: USS FLORIKAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for old shipmates from 1982 to 1985

Keywords: radar



Entry: 69435
Subject: CREW MEMBER USS FLORIKAN ASR 9

Ronald (Ron) Gentzler wrote on March 9, 2009


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: USS FLORIKAN ASR 9

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Crew Member - 1954 - 1958 - 2nd Class Diving School, Yokuska, Japan, 1955. Honorable Discharge January, 1962. Coast Guuard Reserve (law Enforcement Branch) 1974 - 1994 - Retired Master Chief Port Securityman.While in the Navy, attained the rank of RD2.

Keywords: ASR 9 - Submarine Rescue Vessel



Entry: 64698
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Ronald (Ron) Gentzler wrote on March 11, 2008


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: USS FLORIKAN ASR 9 - 1954-58

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from any "Crew Member" that served aboard the Florikan during the l955-57 Cruises to West Pac (Yokosuka, Japan, Berth 1) SubFlot 1 - Suuardon 5.

Keywords: Uss Floerikan ASR 9

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Entry: 64548
Subject: WALKED HER DECKS

Kenneth DeLand wrote on March 1, 2008


City and State: THOMASTON CT

Unit: USN - RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Was stationed on ASR-9 from 01Jan82 until 18Dec82. One of the best commands I served on.

Keywords: Catmando



Entry: 62979
Subject: USS FLORKAN ASR-9

Jeff Stannard wrote on November 12, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: EL DORADO SPRINGS MO

Unit: USS FLORKAN ASR-9

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to get in touch with people who served onboard durin 1972-1975. I knew Fred Buffington, although not well. Jeff

Keywords: USS Florikan ASR-9



Entry: 60606
Subject: LOOKING FOR MARVIN L. THORNTON USN

Harold E. Terry SR. wrote on April 8, 2007


City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit: USS FLORIKAN ASR#9SHIPMATE 1951 SONARMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Last seen about 1954 would like to locate, Have located due to the Korean war project Ted Trousdale and would like to find you, Anyone know the wherabouts, Of Pineapple Thornton????? Harold Terry

Keywords: Shipmate Friend Sonarman from Churdan Iowa.Marvin L. Thornton.



Entry: 59941
Subject: USS FLORIKAN ASR#9 SPELLED WRONG

Harold E. Terry SR. wrote on February 6, 2007


City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit: USS FLORIKAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Contacted Helene Whitehurst and she is sending pictures to me she found by the roadside in Florida which was a lot of USS Florikan Crew photos in 1951. he Korean War Project deserves all the credit and I am urging all the Veterans to join and also everyone see the need to give so we can keep this VERY important project going. This is the last time we can help to finally contact our buddies we served with.I joined and sure have enjoyed the service and HOPE we all can keep it going with a donation for all the HARD work. Thanks Hal and Ted Harold Terry.

Keywords: Jimmy Drymon Pictures found along side of road in box of Crew members 1951.



Entry: 58194
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1952-1956 SHIPMATES

Lawrence (Peewee) Specht wrote on July 23, 2006


City and State: LANCASTER WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to get in touch with any shipmates from the "Old Flo" that were on there in 1952 - 1956. If anyone knows the whereabouts of John Carusso or Tony Brodecky please get in touch with me as we were close friends. I would enjoy hearing from anyone in that period. I keep in touch with Jack Baughman (cook) and Perry "Reb" Welch (qm)and Gerald Kiefer.

Keywords:



Entry: 56719
Subject: JIMMY DRYMON

Helene Whitehurst wrote on April 18, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: TALLAHASSEE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have a scrapbook belonging to Frank James Drymon who served on the USS Florikan around 1951 to ? I have done some research and believe he passed away in 1974 at the age of 43. He was possibly engaged to a 'Nelda Mott (Bootz)' from South Carolina. I would like to give the scapbook (which has many Florikan crew and ship photos) to a relative or survivor of his, or to a group of Florikan vets.
I acquired this book a few years back in a box of old books left by the side of the road.
Thank you and please contact me if you have any info.

Keywords: Jimmy Drymon, 1951,Florikan,San Diego,Sarasota



Entry: 53030
Subject: USS FLORIKAN ASR#9

Harold E. Terry SR. wrote on September 5, 2005


City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: We need a reunion possibly anyone interested. Have a list of sailors starting 1951 and to some 1958. In touch with Ron Walker and Bill Riley,Anders White DV.Bill Riley retired Hemet Ca and was 1st Class DV.Specht in Wisconsin and Perry Saunders daughter contact says Perry is gone with the L0RD. If anyone wants to have a get together in California please contact and we will try and locate. Please send me any current info on wherabouts of any of the crew. PEWEE Specht was kind enough to send me the list. Thanks and await hearing from any of you Harold terry.

Keywords: USS Florikan ASR#9 Hard Hat Diver 2nd Class and Gunners mate 2nd Class.



Entry: 48723
Subject: USS FLORIKAN ASR#9

Harold E. Terry wrote on February 5, 2005


City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit: USS FLORIKAN ASR#9

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone Wanting to have a reunion of FLORIKAN Crew members1951-1958

Keywords:



Entry: 28369
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD

Tammy Hunt (Buffington) wrote on September 19, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Terry Eugene Wilkins and Freddie Lee Buffington were stationed on this ship together during the Vietnam War. I was raised by Fred but as I am told and pictures of Terry have confirmed, Terry is my father. I would very much like to know where he is and maybe meet him some day. I am 30 now and would like him to see his grandchildren. If you have any information about where Terry Eugene Wilkins might be today or if you are Terry, please contact me. Thanks, Tammy

Keywords: Terry Eugene Wilkins, Freddie Lee Buffington, Vietnam, 1971, 1972



Entry: 25223
Subject: INFORMATION

Greg Forrest wrote on May 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would Apperciate any infromation on the ships deployment to west pac 1953 time frame. Thank you greg

Keywords: Uss Florkin ASR-9







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