USS Grasp (ARS-24)










Page 1

1
Entry: 90956
Subject: LOOKING FOR DON MANN

George Berry wrote on April 12, 2015


City and State: IONIA MI

Unit: USS GRASP ARS24

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: 1975-1977 I remember the F4 in PI and the fun repairing the pipe in SK could have bought that girl for $150 then how to get her home. I liked the bike wreck were I stayed at my house and watched you all pull that barge off Pearl Harbor Park.How about the muss picking up on Polly Pass. Anyone remember getting buzzed in the paintlocker when we ran out buzz stuff lol. Anyone with VA trouble South K. has been at war forever and we were at the DMZ or just south.Hell ya thanks for the memories be safe.

Keywords: 631 Hackett St Ionia MI just moved back from TN after 20yrs so I can get to know my 7 grand kids and 1 gr grand kid.



Entry: 88895
Subject: USS GRASP(ARS-24) 1960-1965

Jessica Roxas wrote on May 15, 2014


City and State:

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Francisco Roxas served onboard USS GRASP (ARS-24) from 1960-1965 and did yearly deployments, WEST PACIFIC including Vietnam. He can not remember which places in vietnam his ship stopped for liberty or short visit.

Please reply if you know or where to get the accurate information.

Keywords:



Entry: 88113
Subject: HULL TECH

Timothy Lane SR. wrote on January 14, 2014


City and State: EDGEWATER FL

Unit: FAN TAIL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served on board 74 to 76 Hawaii. good times. can't remember all the names. been a long time ago. BF Scott, Geo, Rocky, Carey.

Keywords:



Entry: 83890
Subject: THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION (2)

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 13, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: (Per,The Sea War in Korea). The USS Grasp-ARS-24,
was awarded The Navy Unit Commendation, twice.
for,6,Jan.-10,Jan.1945, and for, 1,Feb.-15,Oct.1951.

Keywords: WW-II, Korean War, USS Grasp-ARS-24.
The Navy Unit Commendation.



Entry: 79932
Subject: I'M A VIETNAM VETERAN AND SHIPMATE TO USS GRASP ARS24 1963-1964 YEARS OF SERVICE,I

Marshall Mota wrote on August 10, 2011


City and State: WINCHESTER CA

Unit: USS NAVY/VIETNAM VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: LOOKING for any and all information I as well need confirmation we were in Vietnam Want to know what my shipmates might recall want any help getting my benifits,It's clear I;m not alone. I want info reguarding my car accident on Guam,I had a Passenger,/I need info. on when I was very ill in Hong Kong and was so sick,I was sent to the British Docs,In Hong Kong Hopeing for any Reunions Thanks so very much

Keywords: USS GRASP ARS24 GUAM HAWAII PHILLIPINES HONG KONG SUBIC BAY VIETNAM/ Salvage/Canals/Towing/ Paul Andersun Robert Bunket Arbarka? Gale (cupcake) Gresling? Bell so many just can't recall names.Have lots of photos,nt to connect Sorry for mispelling of names KEEP IN TOUCH PLEASE



Entry: 79828
Subject: INFO ON FORREST ANDREW COOK

Homer Cook SR. wrote on August 1, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUBURN WA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24)LATE 1964-MAY1967

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My brother is having trouble with his memory. He said he was in Guam and they were testing agent orange in that area. Any information during this period would be helpful.

Keywords: Forrest Andrew Cook Known As Johnny cook served as 911-Water Trans. OCCUPS from Late 1964 thru May 1967. Anyone who remembers him please contact me at above number. Having trouble getting his benefits. My cell # is 206-391-0949. 



Entry: 75324
Subject: VIET NAM

Richard Johnson wrote on July 2, 2010


City and State: NORTH LEWISBURG OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Need help to prove we were on land in Viet Nam. I served from April 1970 to March 1972

Keywords: USS GRASP



Entry: 73960
Subject: THOMAS

Mike Gibson wrote on March 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was the chief on the Grasp 1964-1965. Does anyone remember him?

Chief Thomas James Gibson

Keywords:



Entry: 73135
Subject: AUDACIOUS MISSIONS

Carpenter Arpa V wrote on January 15, 2010


City and State: ZAMBOANGA CITY RP

Unit: USS GRASP ARS-24

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: An N2 or OSS(replaced to CIA) Intelligence sporting a thick civilian-look hair, serving in the United States Navy was a sort of combat prodigy for some "expendable derelicts". Officially classified as a NOC (non-official coverage)derived backing as a Navy Personnel. Extenuating circumstances and/or situations had cause the OSS to ceased and is officially now the CIA. Diversified assignments or collateral duties while aboard this ship with other N2, had significantly saved lives, government funds and timeline. Communist backed VCs and civilians was the mortal enemy as compared to the North Vietnamese actual forces encounters.

Keywords: Gunner 51 Haiphong Battle and Interim Boat Officer Mekong Delta Riverine Patrol Craft-Navy Seal and various FACS patrol by day or night.



Entry: 64287
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT KNEW MY DAD

Donna Ingle wrote on February 13, 2008


City and State: HAMPTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: if there is anyone still alive from one of those ships, please contact me with any information about Donald Dooley that you might possibly have, pictures, letters that weren't ever delivered, anything. thank you

Keywords: my dad was on the grasp, also LST 751 AND LST 308 from 1943 to 1947. his name is Donald Dooley, he passed away june 2, 2001. i'm trying to find out as much information as i can about his time in the navy. i do have two medals he received , one was the asiatic pacific campaign rescuing the philipines, the other is the occupation service medal. there are two others but my mom still has those



Entry: 64059
Subject: LOOK'N FOR SHIPMATES 71 72

Jim Jerow wrote on January 27, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS GRASP ARS 24

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i'm looking for shipmate from 71 72 salvage/ deck hands or anybody who remebers joe george

Keywords:



Entry: 60432
Subject: LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF THOMAS D HUMPHREY BORN 1918

Ivy Rivett wrote on March 22, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH BONDI NSW

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for my grandfather THOMAS DEAN HUMPHREY born 1918 to John and Ethel Humphrey in New YOrk. He last saw my grandmother in the Philippines in late 1945. My mother was born July 1946 Jane Humphrey....I am desperately looking for people or relatives of Thomas D Humphrey.The last known address was from Navy 3002, San Francisco.

Keywords: Navy 3002, USSR GRASP ARS 24, STATIONED IN PHILIPPINES 1945 '



Entry: 58275
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES IN 1961-1965

Dallas Fuller wrote on July 29, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICKASHA OK

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If any shipmates are out there and able to remember being at DaNang in 1964-1965 I need help proving that we where there and took the Liberty Boat to inland. Needing help with getting benefits. If anyone can remember me or have any information on other shipmates please let me know. Or would like to share stories.
Thank you, Dallas Fuller

Keywords: Aboard the USS GRASP ARS 24 FROM 1961-1965, Salvage ship. Was in the Philippines,Pearl Harbor and ALSO DANANG DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, during the times betweeen 1964-1965.



Entry: 57009
Subject: GRASP ARS-24

Dave Heaney wrote on May 5, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: USS GRASP - ARS-24

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was the Grasp Corpsman from 1973-1976. Seeking contacts from the era.

Keywords: ARS-24, Doc



Entry: 55276
Subject: THE NEW USS GRASP ARS 51

Dennis B. Gregory wrote on January 19, 2006


City and State: TOWNVILLE SC

Unit: USS MENDER ARSD2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WAS SORRY TO HEAR THE USS GRASP ARS51 IS LEAVING SERVICE TODAY 19 JAN. 2006. THE ARTICAL SAID 25 OF HER CREW ARE FEMALES AND THAT SHE COULD PULL AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AT 5 KNOTS SPEED. (MUST BE SOME REAL SUPER FEMALES)

Keywords: USS NEMASKET AOG10, USS MENDER ARSD2, USS ALUDRA AF55
NAVSECSTA,WASH.DC, NAVCOMMFAC PHIL, USS O'BRIEN DD725
USS FRONTIER AD25, NAVSTA, WASH.DC, NAVSECGRUACTY TODENDORF,GERMANY, NAVCOMMSTA GUAM, COMSUBFLOT TWO GROTON, CONN RETIRED AUG 1971



Entry: 53138
Subject: GRASP IN HAWAII

Bill Schranz wrote on September 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: anyone still alive?

Keywords:



Entry: 45534
Subject: SALVAGE DIVER 1975-1976

James Klementson wrote on August 30, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ANCHORAGE AK

Unit: USS GRASP ARS-24

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone who served on the Grasp from 1975 to 1976.

Keywords: USS Grasp ARS-24 from 1975 to 1976. Home ported in Guam then moved home port to Hawaii.



Entry: 43583
Subject: DAYDREAMING

Bill Schranz wrote on June 5, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 40067
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1967-68

Jon Thorsland wrote on January 18, 2004


City and State: OTEGO NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments:
I am looking for shipmates who served on the U.S.S. Grasp.I was a en2 in the B2 enginroom. Between 1967 and 68.

Keywords: Gerald Elder_ Kanas
Gary Palm_ Texas



Entry: 34594
Subject: CARGO

S. Williams wrote on June 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Can anyone please tell me the cargo that was stored/used on the USS Grasp? It is very important to assist an area veteran in obtaining benefits he is entitled to. Thank you for any information that is available or even links so we research ourselves.

Keywords: USS Grasp (ARS-24) Cargo



Entry: 32489
Subject: USS GRASP (1946)

Lewis Aumack wrote on March 4, 2003


City and State: ARDEN DE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Want info re Grasp around 1946 :size, Captain, crew capacity, picture?; what typhoon we went into for rescue operation from Manila, something of history before and after......

Keywords: WW II ; "Doc" ; Manila Harbor



Entry: 26751
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Allen Griffin wrote on July 5, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: USS GRASP ARS 24

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: looking for shipmates from the grasp i was on board went we had a salvage job in the bay of hong kong and also in nam when the f4 hit the piper cub over the bay.

Keywords: rm3 griffin



Entry: 23245
Subject: USS GRASP 1953-1955

Gary McCarrel wrote on February 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOUNTIFUL UT

Unit: USS GRASP

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i served on the grasp from jan 15 1953 untill oct 1955 played on the ship softball team and basketball team my rate was qm3 would like to hear from some of my friends

Keywords: donald edwards



Entry: 23098
Subject: TO ALL WHO SERVED BETWEEN 1953-1956 ON USS GRASP ARS-24

Donald D. Edwards wrote on February 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: SUPPLY, SK-3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Boarded the USS Grasp ARS-24 on Jan 15, 1953 and served in the Supply Division until Nov 1955 when I made the rank of SK-3 and was transfered to the USS Cree ATF-84 until I was discharged on Sept 25, 1956.

Keywords: Gary McCarrell, Qm-3



Entry: 17475
Subject: USS GRASP

James Timmer wrote on June 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LANSING MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: my father alton timmer served on the uss grasp when it was in korea. he worked in the engine room i have some old photos of him on the grasp i would like to hear from someone who served on the grasp because my father passed away in 1978. and i was interested about his time in korea thanks james timmer

Keywords: uss grasp korea



Entry: 10131
Subject: IVERIFICATION OF EVENT

Carpenter Arpa wrote on July 5, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUITLAND MD

Unit: USS GRASP ARS-24 1974 TO 1975

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am a Disabled Veteran now who served aboard the
Grasp in Feb.1974 to Feb. 1976. The ship was doing salvage ops on a down F-4 Phantom jet in about 50 ft of water in the southwestern coast of Luzon-Philippines. I need someone or something to
verify such evolution in order for me to substantiate such event that is the basis of my VA re-evaluation for continued status as a disabled vet.. I have not land a steady job or have not been able to hold one since retiring in 1993.

Keywords:



Entry: 9267
Subject: BATTLE STARS

Leo Grizzaffi wrote on June 9, 2000


City and State: MORGAN CITY LA

Unit: USS GRASP ARS 24 52-55

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, which I am a member, lists only two battle stars for the Grasp.I have disputed this but can't prove more...If ypu have info. on this please let me know..thanks Leo Grizzaffi EN 2

Keywords:







Page 1

1