USS Halsey Powell (DD-686)










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Entry: 96257
Subject: ANYONE KNOW MY UNCLE LINVILLE WETHERHOLT

Linville R. Wetherholt wrote on August 25, 2018


City and State: HUNTINGTON WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I am looking to see who might remember my uncle Linville Ray Wetherholt. He served on the Halsey Powell (1943-1945) and was called up to service again for Korea

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Entry: 94819
Subject: GREER BROTHERS

MARY BURNETTE wrote on July 23, 2017


City and State: LIVINGSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for photos of my brothers who served together in 1956-57
Ray Vaughn and David Lee Greer

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Entry: 91125
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on May 4, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: DC2. Donald M. Flaherty, USN, in the USS Halsey Powell-DD-686, was awarded the Bronze
Star Medal with Combat V, for heroic achievement or service during military operations against
enemy forces, 6, Feb. 1952.

Keywords: Korean War --- USS HALSEY POWELL-DD-686 --- Ship's C O - CDR. Francesco Costagliola,
USN --- Suwon Bombardments --- 2-Korean War Battle Stars.



Entry: 89447
Subject: JAN 18, 53 PBM RESCUE

Barbi Rouen wrote on August 4, 2014


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: PBM 5S

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I met an 87 year old veteran this weekend who was stationed to the PBM that crashed on Jan 18, 1953. He had blocked the memory of the crash until the early 1990's and is still missing a large chunk of what happened after the crash. Researching this event online, I saw that survivors were rescued by the Halsey Powell crew, but I also note there were 2 POWs captured...I'm not sure which group this gentleman was in. Are there any folk out here who remember this rescue? I am looking for any port where the survivors might have been taken for medical care.

The name of the gentleman I met who was part of the PBM crew is Robert Chester Mann.

I know he served in the Army in WW2 then in the Navy and again in the Coast Guard.
I'm simply trying to help him fill in a gap of time in his life. He states that he cannot get info through the VA

Keywords: USS HALSEY POWELL, Formosa Strait



Entry: 86015
Subject: BLOG FROM LETTERS FROM HALSEY POWELL

Deborah Todhunter wrote on April 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am posting letters from my father, Clark Buss Gerdes, to my
mother during his time aboard the Halsey Powell from April-Nov
1951. The blog is called Letters from a Sailor and its address
is todhunterdeb.blogspot.com
Please check it out if you are interested.

Keywords: 1951, Halsey Powell, Buss Gerdes, Storekeeper



Entry: 79120
Subject: SHIPMATE PAUL CALANDRINO

Sam Calandrino wrote on May 30, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any shipmates of and tales about my father, Paul Calandrino. There were many friends and fond memories from that time as well as the challenges and stories kept secret about the dark side of war time. Any information would be greatly appreciated by the family. Paul Calandrino recently passed away in December of 2010.

Keywords: USS Halsy Powell, cheif cook 



Entry: 69023
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD'S SHIPMATES.

Neil Jones wrote on February 8, 2009


City and State: SAUGUS MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,
I am looking for shipmate of my late father Robert Morris Jones. He was discharged from the nave in September 1951. I have been told he was aboard the USS Halsey Powell DD686 During the Korean war.

I would like to hear from any of his shipmate or any old Navy buddies he had. He was originally from Idabel Okalahoma and Married my mom and moved to Boston MA, 3 days after his discharge on September 6th 1951.

Thank you,
Neil Jones

Keywords: USS Halsey Powell DD686



Entry: 68246
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICS WITH CREW BUDDIES OF LOE BROTZMAN

Shilo McCoy wrote on December 13, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: USS Halsey Powell, Korean War 1951-1956



Entry: 56062
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW JOHN SWAIT

Jack Swait wrote on March 2, 2006


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 55500
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON DATE,LOCATION ETC.FOR 2006 REUNION

Len Bonneville wrote on January 31, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: E-Mail lenb@sc.rr.com

Keywords: Served
on the Halsey Powell from 1957 t0 1960
Ops Div. RD#



Entry: 53731
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF MY DAD - ART REECE

Selena Reece Kairys wrote on October 24, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Arthur Melvin Reece, served as an eletricain mate on the Haley Powell during the Korean War (1951-55). He was a native of North Carolina. His nickname was Buck, but I am not sure if he used that during his time in Navy. I am trying to connect with any of his shipmates and friends. I am very interested in his life and duties aboard the Halsey Powell. Please contact me with any information.

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Entry: 42135
Subject: PHOTOS OF 1951 PLANE CRASH ABOARD ESSEX

Doug Barylski wrote on April 5, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Mr. Bame mentions scanning in photos of ESSEX plane crash in 1951. Could you please advise where I can obtain these photos?

Thank you,

Doug Barylski
US Navy fire protection office

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Entry: 41866
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER GLEN HANNE

Matt Hearn wrote on March 20, 2004


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just seeing if anybody remembers Glen Hanne- he's my grandfather and he served on the Halsey Powell from July of 1951 to June of 1954. He says he's attended all but one of the reunions, so most of you probably have met him in one of the recent ones. If you've missed out, however, and want to talk to him again, his phone number is (714) 761-8249.

Keywords: Radar, CIC



Entry: 32652
Subject: GM3 FROM 1952 TO 1956

Ronald Christensen wrote on March 9, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 24985
Subject: HALSEY POWELL VET REMINISCES

James Winnefeld wrote on April 26, 2002

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City and State: ANNAPOLIS MD

Unit: USS HALSEY POWELL, DD-686

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in Halsey Powell as ENS 1951-52. Retired
as Rear Admiral 1980. Son James Jr. selected for
Rear Admiral 2002.
Participated in whale boat operations spotting
ship's gunfire against North Ko

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Entry: 20680
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY GRANDAD

Alissa Potter wrote on November 15, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I just want to say thank you to all the vetrans out there that served our country and those who are serving today. My husband is currently in the US Navy and we are so proud of him.

Keywords: My grandfather is Patrick Browning and Im looking for anyone who served with him durin 1952 on the USS sausalito or the USS Harry E Hubbard. Thank you for your replies.



Entry: 18787
Subject: KOREAN PARTNER

Ray F. Stikeleather wrote on August 18, 2001

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City and State: GRANITE FALLS NC

Unit: USS PORTERFIELD

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS ON USS PORTERFIELD DD682 IN COMPANY WITH USS HALSEY POWELL USS MARSHALL USS GREGORY AND IN BOOT CAMP IN GREAT LAKES WITH SO MANY ON SHIPS AND STILL HEAR FROM MANY.GREAT SHIPS.GREAT CREWS.

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Entry: 17924
Subject: AFTER ENGINE ROOM

Howard Wigger wrote on July 12, 2001


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: AFTER ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 17855
Subject: HALSEY POWELL

Warren Belden wrote on July 8, 2001

Deceased

City and State: WEST SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: 2nd division GM2 2nd Plank Owner Discharged
Nov.1954

Keywords: Red



Entry: 17840
Subject: SONAR GANG

Roy Wagner wrote on July 8, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a crew member from mid-April of 1951 until mid-July of 1953 when my enlistment ended. Would enjoy hearing from other crew members of that period.

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Entry: 17347
Subject: USS HALSEY POWELL DD686

Howard Wigger wrote on June 15, 2001


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: AFTER ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was on the Powell from recommission to Nov. 1954. Most of the time in the After Engine Room. Would like to hear from some of the guys.

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Entry: 16434
Subject: REUNION INFO

Howard (Jim) Walker wrote on May 9, 2001

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City and State: ORANGE CA

Unit: USNR RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: JIM WALKER MMR/3 ASSIGNED TO DD686 TO RECOMMISION AT LONG BEACH EARLY 1951.LWFT SHIP IN JAPAN EARLY 1952 FOR DISCHARGE STOOD WATCH IN AFTER ENGINE ROOM,MOTOR WHALE BOAT ENG.,IN CHARGE OF MACHINE SHOP.

Keywords: SERVED IN WWII RETURNED FOR KOREA.



Entry: 15813
Subject: HALSEY

Joe Halsey wrote on April 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am related to Admiral Bull Halsey.

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Entry: 13892
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW JAMES DOW

Susan Iver wrote on December 27, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. CHARLES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN MY DAD, JAMES DOW. HE SERVED IN THE NAVY DURING THE KOREAN WAR ON THE USS SAUSALITO AND THE USS HALSEY POWELL. THANK-YOU.

Keywords: USS SAUSALITO, USS HALSEY POWELL,JIM DOW,CHARLIE TAYLOR, KOREAN WAR



Entry: 13599
Subject: FALLEN SHIPMATE

Warren Haynes wrote on December 12, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: William S. Haynes(Flags) passed away on October 17, 2000 from complications of Lou Gehrig Disease. Dad served on the Halsey Powell from March-1951 to June-1952 during the Korean War. He was a Signalman 2nd Class during his time on board.I just wanted to let his shipmates know he has passed on.He always spoke fondly of his memories during those trying times.

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Entry: 8649
Subject: PROUD OF MY POP

Teresa Bolin wrote on May 13, 2000


City and State: CEDAR FALLS IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: most all of my Dads awards and service ribbons were lost in a fire shortly after his discharge in 1953, I would like to replace these for him. He finally will talk about his time in the Navy now that I'm older, I have two sons who are very proud of their Grandpa and all the men who served.It would mean alot to me to do this for my Dad. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks from a proud daughter,
Teresa Bolin

Keywords: My Dad was a Gunners mate on the Halsey Powell dd 686, I've sent away to get replicas of his medals and and service ribbons but haven't had a reply yet.



Entry: 5867
Subject: HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Gilbert J. Lege wrote on December 27, 1999

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City and State: GROVES TX

Unit: RADAR UNIT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: RADAR UNIT

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Entry: 5589
Subject: HALSEY POWELL.....REUNION...INFO...

Stuart Hoffman wrote on December 11, 1999

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City and State: EL CAJON CA

Unit: HALSEY POWELL....RADAR GANG...

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Reunion Information:
The USS Halsey POwell dd686 has been holding reunions since 1994 with the first reunion in
Norfolk, Va. and the 1999 meeting in Baton Rouge,La. To submit your name to be listed on
our roster, Phone (704) 256-6008 this is the
number for "The Military Locator and Reunion Service Inc." P.O. Box 5310 Hickory, NC 28603
We have currently over 500 names of former
crew members.....add yours....

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