USS Graffias (AF-29)










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Entry: 94068
Subject: GMG2

walter brogdon III wrote on December 9, 2016


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: WEAPONS DEPT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the Graffias late 1966 to late sept 1967 I was a gunner

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Entry: 83905
Subject: THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION - KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 14, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: (Per, The Sea War In Korea), The USS Graffias-AF-29
was awarded The Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) for
23,Sept. - 30,Dec. 1950 and 23,June 1952 - 09,March
1953. Inchon Invasion - Hungnam Redeployment.
Capt.William W.Fitts,USN, Cdr.John S.Reese,USN.

Keywords: Korean War, USS Graffias-AF-29, NUC, Inchon, Hungnam,
Capt.William W. Fitts,USN, CDR.John S. Reese,USN.



Entry: 79914
Subject: SUMMER OF '69 WESTPAC CRUISE

Dan Oakley wrote on August 8, 2011


City and State: MENIFEE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Did any out there keep in touch with Patrick James Long? If so, let him
know Dan Oakley would like to hear from him. We had a lot of fun on
that cruise.

Keywords: Patrick James Long  
USS Graffias AF29



Entry: 79913
Subject: SUMMER OF '69 WESTPAC CRUISE

Dan Oakley wrote on August 8, 2011


City and State: MENIFEE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Did any out there keep in touch with Patrick James Long? If so, let him
know Dan Oakley would like to hear from him. We had a lot of fun on
that cruise.

Keywords: Patrick James Long  
USS Graffias AF29



Entry: 78994
Subject: GREAT RADIO GANG

Bill Welch wrote on May 23, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: one of the best radio gangs I ever worked with, I was proud to be his second... fine men: Weikum, Cerwin, Flash, Cappy, Peck, others I remember their faces only(I was on several ships). Bachman was a cool commoff too!

Keywords: Chief Boyce's radio gang 



Entry: 77212
Subject: GRAFFIAS AF29

Tom Rauber wrote on December 23, 2010

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City and State: NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking to hook up with shipmates from the Graffias 1965/1966.

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Entry: 76321
Subject: GRAFFIAS ELECTRICIAN MATES

Jess Macam wrote on October 2, 2010

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Walter Fujii, then EM2 (made EMCS) my shipmate aboard Graffias AF29 in Dec64-Nov66. Probably he remember being in Da Nang replenishing supplies to the USS Krishna ARL-38 and in An Thoi moored alongside the pier off loading supplies. Send me an email if you see this message. Also looking for former EM2 Zane Berthelson and EM1 Griffith.

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Entry: 76272
Subject: GRAFFIAS REEFER CARGO VENT ELECTRICIAN

Jess Macam wrote on September 27, 2010

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City and State: ARLINGTON HTS. IL

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS (AF-29)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just wonder if anyone remembers me that served on the USS Graffias (AF29) from 1964-1966 who might have deployed to Vietnam doing replenisments in support role in the Da Nang harbor area. I remember we always replenished supplies to the USS Krishna a converted LST to a repair ship. Please send me an email. I need to justify that we were in Vietnam and we could have been expose to Agent Orange. The USS Niagara Falls (AF-2) was listed as a support ship doing the same job the Graffias was doing in Vietnam and it is listed by the VA as a support ship. Thanks.

Keywords: USS Graffias (AF-29)



Entry: 75622
Subject: USS GRAFFIAS, AF-29

Billy Pace wrote on July 28, 2010

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City and State: LEWISVILLE TX

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard the Graffias from March, 63 to December, 64. The last 12 months I was aboard, I was in the Shippfitters Shop. The boss was Spence,SF1.

We had a skilled and smooth working crew for underway replenishments. We also had steam winches which never broke down. The warships we serviced had electric winches which were forever breaking down.

Some of the unusual things I remember are:
1)We slammed into a navigation bouy on our way into Kobe harbor. We went to General Qurters to ckeck the damage
2)We sailed to the assitance of a russian submarine. This turned out to be a false alarm. We had a seaman (Afanisev) who spoke fluent Russian. He was called to the radio room to interpret for the Captain
3)We very nearly steamed into the stern of an LST after an underway replenishment. Just missed by a few yards.

Keywords: USS Graffias, Af -29



Entry: 71957
Subject: COLLISION AT SEA WITH USS TOM GREEN 64 OR 65

Olie Pope JR. wrote on October 14, 2009


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: TRAVIS COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I Have Pictures of a collision at sea with the USS Graffias (AF 29) and the USS 1159 Tom Green a series of 7 pictures.

Keywords: Shipmates to support VA Claim
pictures of a collision as sea with USS 1159 Tom Green a series of 7 pictures.



Entry: 71001
Subject: ON BOARD GRAFFIAS OCT 58 - FEB 61

Gordon Rosier wrote on July 23, 2009


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS (AF-29) SASEBO, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Developed permanent life skills while serving on board the Graffias which included a good grasp of the Japanese language. From the Graffias, proceeded to the USS Mauna Kea; to U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA; to the USS John King; to Commandant, Great Lakes, Il. Served eight years - departed as a YN1. Completed my education (post graduate at U of W) and taught high school students English and business for 30 years in the Seattle area. Heavily involved in the State of Washington and Arizona as a community activist. Have finally decided to calm down - travel and smell the cacti.

Keywords: Nick name "Rosie".



Entry: 69221
Subject: ON BOARD OCT '63-OCT '65

J.R. Johnson wrote on February 21, 2009

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City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS AF-29

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: A real fun part of my life. I also have a confession, I'm the one who found the unopened 5th of booze stashed in the breech of the practice gun in the 5" guntub after a few days at sea. If you put it there I'll buy you a new one.

Keywords: Robert Christian "Pigs" Pepper



Entry: 68864
Subject: JOSEPH HART SERVED ON THE GRAFIAS IN 1945

Gregory Hart wrote on January 27, 2009

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Joe Hart served on the Graffias in 1945. he passed away last February and we were all wondering if ther is anyone from his old crew still out there. If so, please e-mail and let me know if you remember him.

Keywords: AF-29 Joe Hart Graffias Randolph, MA



Entry: 64507
Subject: CREW MEMBERS 1956 1957

John Tankersley JR. wrote on February 28, 2008


City and State: BAY SAINT LOUIS MS

Unit: GRAFFIAS AF29 DECK DEPT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for crew members 1956 1957

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Entry: 64258
Subject: MY DUTY ABOARD THE USS GRAFIAS AF29

Vernon Martin wrote on February 11, 2008


City and State: VALPARAISO IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard the USS Graffias AF29 the end of 1964 to 1966 when I was released. I went back to my Electeian Local and found that there was no work,had a dischpas fton Hammond IN thet they was looking for Electrians, that is why I ended up in Indiana. I joind the Navel Reserve and wad promated to MM1 and retired at the end of 1985.

Keywords: USS Graffias AF29



Entry: 61298
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MY DAD?

Christie Cook wrote on June 13, 2007


City and State: THOMSON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was wondering if anyone remembered my dad, Rufus Miley Nutter. His nickname was Red. Thank you so much. Christie Nutter Cook

Keywords: Rufus (Red) Nutter



Entry: 60550
Subject: USS GRAFFIAS

Tim Thomas wrote on April 3, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was just wondering if anyone knew a Irvin Kelly Thomas who was a cook for the USS Graffias...he just passed away the other day and i want to do a report on him. If you could be of any help with information on him that would be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 60093
Subject: GRAFFIAS 47-49

Paul Corder wrote on February 22, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Worked on deck force, warrant offficer in charge named Zublick.

Worked for Bm 2nd class James Rochelle on the deck force.

Was on ship from October of 47 to March of 49.

Keywords: USS Graffias



Entry: 53997
Subject: 1962 - 1964

Jack Reed wrote on November 9, 2005


City and State: TEMECULA CA

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS (AF-29)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Graffias was my first ship out of 5. Great crew and Sasebo, Japan was excellent homeport and liberty. Remember YN3 John Wayne Sauls and XO, LCDR (Smiling Jack) Mills.

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Entry: 53969
Subject: FOUND HER

Lew Pebbles wrote on November 7, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If anyone is wondering what happened to the ship, it was scraped in 1973.

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Entry: 53927
Subject: SHIPMATES 1953---1955

Gary Van Cleve wrote on November 4, 2005


City and State: OAK HARBOR WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Remember replenishihg 7th. fleet off Korea in1953 and 1955.

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Entry: 53683
Subject: U.S.S. GRAFFIAS AF29

Henry Thomason wrote on October 20, 2005

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City and State: AUBURN AL

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS AF29

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on Graffias from January 1945 until June 1946.
Started out as deck hand, worked as 1st Lt's yoeman and then became disbursing storekeeper striker. Bob Fabrizio was my boss. Would like to hear from anyone who might remember me. I have two autograph books and some pictures from that time. Including graffias at anchor somewhere and another where she is on the way to Oakland naval supply depot with golden gate bridge in background. Also one tied up at Tsingtao, China, dock in 1945. If you e-mail, make subject USS Graffias,AF29 so I can find the e-mail in spamblocker file.

Keywords: nickname, "Tommy"



Entry: 50335
Subject: DAUGHTER OF CAPT. EDWARD L. HUIE

Rebecca Huie wrote on April 22, 2005

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City and State: LYNDEBOROUGH NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was wondering if anyone remembers my dad. He passed away December 26, 1998. I miss him dearly, and would love to hear any stories about him.

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Entry: 44675
Subject: USS GRAFFIAS AF-29

Gene James wrote on July 21, 2004

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City and State: PRINCETON IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If you would like a picture of the Uss Graffias AF29 returning under the Golden Gate Bridge in 1947. Drop me an e-mail. Also available at minimum cost high resolution picture. Contact me by e-mail for details.

Served on the Graffias from early 1948 to late 1950.

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Entry: 44674
Subject: USS GRAFFIAS AF-29

Gene James wrote on July 21, 2004

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City and State: PRINCETON IN

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Entry: 44179
Subject: HI GRAFFIAS CREWS

Bob Pool wrote on July 1, 2004


City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit: SIGNAL BRIDGE. 11-60 TO11-62

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i enjoyed my time on the graffias. we had many great times and a lot of hard work. i was underway rep helmsman for over a year. that was fun and challenging. i had the st paul and thje los angeles alongside at the same time. they pushed a lot of water.

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Entry: 39693
Subject: USS GRAFFIAS (AF29) 2004 REUNION

Jerry Perkins wrote on January 3, 2004


City and State: DES PLAINES IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: 2004 USS GRAFFIAS REUNION
GATLINBURG TN - SEPTEMBER 18-22 2004
CONTACT JERRY FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO JOIN CREW ROSTER

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Entry: 38954
Subject: GRAFFIAS 61 TO 64 EM3

Gene Dodge wrote on December 4, 2003

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Entry: 37466
Subject: TRYING TO LOCATE CHARLES HOLLIS OF COLUMBUS GA.

Albert Scypion wrote on October 9, 2003

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City and State: PORT ARTHUR TX

Unit: GRAFFIAS AF-29

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Rosco : Still searching for you guys: If you read this e-mail me . A.J. Scypion (sip) from Texas

Keywords: A.J. (sip) Wilson, Marian, Doris






Entry: 32662
Subject: USS GRAFFIAS 1964-1967

Chuck (Charles) Black wrote on March 10, 2003

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City and State: HIGHLANDS RANCH CO

Unit: MACHINIST MATE

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 30204
Subject: CREW MEMBER

David Whitesel wrote on December 6, 2002

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City and State: LAKEWOOD CO

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS AF 29

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: wonder if anyone rembers me

Keywords: I was a cook on the uss graffias af 29 july 1952 to september 1955



Entry: 26904
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Norman R. Baerron wrote on July 12, 2002

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City and State: HARRAH OK

Unit: 'A' DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the neeigi cuban from DEc. 59- Sep, 60.

I have some fond memories of the Graffias and Sasebo.

When are we having a reunion and where?

Sincerely,

Norm Barron MRC (Rrt)

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Entry: 26295
Subject: CREW MEMBER 1968 REPUBLIC VNM

James Coston wrote on June 16, 2002

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City and State: WEST POINT TX

Unit: AGSS-318

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I was on the graffias as a stores replesh ship off the the coast of viet nam during 1968

Keywords: Viet Nam



Entry: 24977
Subject: REUNIONS / ASSOCIATION

Charles Longo wrote on April 25, 2002

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City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS AF-29

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: REUNION OR LISTING WITH OTHER SHIPMATES
BRANSON MO 9/19-22/02
CONTACT: J. PERKINS, 1179 MARGRET STREET,
DES PLAINES IL 60016 - 847 299 0248
EMAIL: jhplap@webtv.net or clongoaz@msn.com

LOTS OF INFO AND INTERNET SOURCES FOR LOOKING

Keywords: USS GRAFFIAS AF-29



Entry: 22058
Subject: ON BOARD 1949 TO JUNE,1950`

James Evett wrote on January 5, 2002

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Comments: Left the ship at Treasure Island,Ca. June 1950. Discharged and came home to Al. What happpened to the ship after that?

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Entry: 18817
Subject: SHIP STATUS

Lew Pebbles wrote on August 19, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to know what happened to the USS Graffias AF 29, or where it is .

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Entry: 18106
Subject: WHERE IS THE SHIP NOW?

Lew Pebbles wrote on July 20, 2001

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Entry: 15799
Subject: PRECOMMISSIONING CREW - FT MCHENRY CG STATION

Dave (the Philly Kid) Rosania wrote on April 5, 2001

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City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS (S DIVISION)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Spent 3 months in Baltimore getting ship ready for commissioning. Have memories of great crew
and the fine job done by all hands in supplying
the fleet. Left ship in April 1946, think it was
Ulithi or Majuro along with about 12 others. We returned to
Pearl on 3 LCI's as part of their limited crews at 6 knots per hr. Quite a difference from the
normal Graffias cruising speed of 15 knots.

We had a great musical unit under Texeira,(a cook)
which performed for us at intervals at sea.
Have become a pacifist as a result of our tour
of Nagasaki in September 1945. Supply officer,
Warren Jenney, and disbursing officer, Bob Fabrizio, Dixon, warrant and other fine young officers made for a fine crew. Original skipper was Bernard Caraher, replaced by Doolin after 1st voyage. Would like to hear from any crew members.

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Entry: 11086
Subject: 1950-54

Don Bartosh wrote on August 17, 2000

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City and State: SHARPSVILLE PA

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was a SK1 in charge of the supply office. Met many wonderful shipmates many years ago. Would like to be make contact with any of them.

Keywords: Uss Graffias AF-29
1950 to 1954
Sasebo, Japan



Entry: 3238
Subject: UNREP INFO WANTED 1950-51

James B. Haycraft wrote on July 5, 1999

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City and State: NEWARK DE

Unit: USS GRAFFIAS (AF-29)

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Activities of auxiliary vessels operating with the Seventh Fleet (i.e. AF, AO, AE) based in Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, during 1950 and 1951. Especially those ships involved in UNREP (underway replenishment operations). Interested in photographs of such operations and in particular, seeking photos of USS Graffias taken from ships alongside during ops. Interested in contact with former members of the Graffias crew during the period from September 1950 to June 1951.

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