USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5)










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Entry: 86802
Subject: WHERE IS THE GUNSTON HALL LSD 5 ?

Susan Horn (Attlesey) wrote on July 23, 2013


City and State: FRANKLINVILLE NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the daughter of William D. Attlesey (May 1928 to Feb 1996), My father was
aboard the USS Gunston Hall LSD 5 during Korea. I live in NJ but am in VA visiting a
friend. I found the Gunston Hall LSD 44 in Little Creek, VA but I want to see the ship
my dad was on. Does anyone know where it is?

Keywords:



Entry: 83485
Subject: RESCUE OF LT.J.A.RENARD-VA-923

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 27, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 27,Sept. 1951, Lt.J.A.Renard of VA-923, off of the
USS Bon Homme Richard-CV-31, while making a bombing
run on the enemy railroad yards at Sinop, had his AD-3
aircraft struck by enemy ground fire, and suffered
loss of oil pressure. He ditched at sea, and 30
minutes later was picked up by a helicopter, and taken
to the USS Gunston Hall-LSD-5. WELL-DONE, LSD-5.

Keywords: Korean War, Lt.J.A.Renard, VA-923, 27,Sept. 1951,
USS Bon Homme Richard-CV-31, USS Gunston Hall-LSD-5.



Entry: 80693
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Mike Ellis wrote on October 13, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father (Ernie E. Ellis) served on the Gunston Hall
during the Korean Conflict he passed away in 1999,
and was wondering if anyone had pictures of or
information on him. My father was a Boilermaker on
this ship. Thanks,

Keywords: LSD-5 USS Gunston Hall



Entry: 77222
Subject: KOREAN CONFLICT

Edward Sargent SR. wrote on December 24, 2010


City and State: HEREFORD AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I am trying to find out what year the Gunston Hall was acting as mother to a group of mine sweeps in Korea when the sweeps swept 168 mines from Wonson harbor. we had a helicopter aboard that rescued downed pilots and served as a mine field spotter. I am 87 and is hard to remember the years.



Entry: 77065
Subject:

Gary E. Jantz SR. wrote on December 7, 2010


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: THIRD DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If anyone remembers me I'd like to hear from someone.

Keywords: oyvay.



Entry: 77020
Subject: RICHARD WILLIS

Jacob Crook wrote on December 2, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: WALTON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My step-father is Richard Willis who rode on the Gunston Hall as a passanger to South Korea. Once there he pulled security in Pohand South Korea. He was later discharged from the Navy for wounds from a mortar attack in South Korea. Outstanding man who is still around so if anyone knows him and would like to contact him then please let me know. I am currently serving in Korea and tomorrow I will go to where my step father was stationed to visit, take pictures and videos for him. No better way to honor a veterean than to follow in his foot steps.

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Entry: 67897
Subject: KOREAN POW'S CONTACT RADIO SHOW HOST

Robert Baumer wrote on November 16, 2008


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was 11 when the Korean was ended. MY brother was 17. One year away from being drafted. The war ended and it was as if it never existed. I started my radio show on kcbq 1170 in san diego in aug of o8. I have had a Guadacanal survivor and a bataan death march survivor talk. The public response was great. Our youth should be advised of the deaths and suffering of our military for the sake of freedon. These sacrificed are being forgotten. I want to have a korean veteran who saw the battles and if possible a POW to tell the youth what happened. Please call any time of day or night.

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Entry: 57184
Subject: LOOKING FOR GERALD ALLEN MOE

Bill Wyrick wrote on May 15, 2006


City and State: JEFFERSON CITY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: we served together on the Gunston Hall and would love to find him to see how he is doing.

Keywords: USS Gunston Hall LSD 5
1952



Entry: 52926
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ABOARD THE GUNSTON HALL LSD 5

Paul Chiasson wrote on August 30, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORCESTER MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was Bernard M Chiasson and he searved aboard the Gunston Hall during the Korean War. His rate was FT 1. He passed up several purple hearts because, in his estimation, the Marines he was rescuing or shipping deserved it more than he did. "They have given an ultimate sacrifice, I am just a sailor with a scratch"

My father died on September 16, 2002. He is buried at Saint Joseph's Cemetary in Fitchburg Ma. He receive full military honors and is interred beside my mother who had passed away 8 yeqrs before.

My Father is a hero to us, his sons, and to his grandchildren. My son is becoming a Seebee and I was in the Naval Academy. Many of my uncles were in both the Navy or the Marine corps during WWII.

My Father would be proud of his grandson carrying on the Navy tradition for the fourth generation.

Anchor's Away!

Paul N. Chiasson Proud son of a hero

Keywords: Father, Korea, served, friends



Entry: 49046
Subject: WAS MY DAD ON THE GUNSTON HALL

James Cool wrote on February 20, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in the navy during the Korean war on a LSD. I would like to know if it was the Gunston Hall? His name is James Cool.

Keywords: James Oliver Cool



Entry: 45789
Subject: LOST MR. KENNEDY'S PHONE NUMBER

John Pine wrote on September 13, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAULDIN SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We are interested in the Gunston Hall reunion dates and have misplaced the phone number of Mr Kennedy who knows all about the reunions.

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Entry: 40121
Subject: ANYONE KNOW ROBERT F. ASH?

Robert Ash wrote on January 20, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just looking for any information about the man.

Keywords: USS GUNSTON HALL LSD-5, 1951-1953, Seaman U.S. Navy







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