USS Henrico (APA-45)










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Entry: 91097
Subject: SILVER STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 30, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to
Boatswain's Mate Third Class Kenneth J. Cooke (NSN : 3645125) United States Navy, for
conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while attached to U.S.S.
Henrico (APA-45) as Coxswain of an assault boat during the amphibious assault against Inchon on 15, September 1950, in an area subjected to enemy gunfire. After successfully discharging
his troops and after backing clear of the beach, he observed that one or more of a small group
of Marines near the seawall under heavy rifle and machine gun fire had been wounded. Without
regard for personal danger, he again beached his boat, took on board the wounded Marine and
transported him to safety and medical care. His heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty
and his outstanding courage were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States
Naval Service.

Keywords: Korean War --- Inchon Assault --- 15, Sept. 1950 --- USS HENRICO-APA-45 --- Silver Star Medal --- BM3. Kenneth J. Cooke --- N U C --- 9- Korean War Battle Stars.



Entry: 91096
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 30, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to HM3. James H. Shemwell, USN, USS Henrico-APA-45,
for action against enemy forces during the Amphibious Assault at Inchon, Korea, 15, Sept. 1950.

Keywords: Korean War --- Inchon Assault --- 15, Sept. 1950 --- USS HENRICO-APA-45 --- Bronze Star
Medal --- HM3. James H. Shemwell --- N U C --- 9- Korean War Battle Stars.



Entry: 91079
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 28, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to MM3. Robert M. Taylor, USN, USS Henrico-APA-45, for
action against enemy forces during the Amphibious Assault at Inchon, Korea, 15, Sept. 1950.

Keywords: Korean War --- Inchon Assault --- 15, Sept. 1950 --- USS Henrico-APA-45 ---The Bronze Star
Medal --- MM3. Robert M. Taylor, USN --- N U C --- 9- Korean War Battle Stars.



Entry: 90975
Subject: THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL WITH COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 14, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: For skillful maneuvering of his ship in the Inchon Amphibious attack Sept. 1950, despite hazards
of extreme tidal and current conditions, and constant danger from floating enemy mines, The
Bronze Star Medal with Combat V was awarded to : Captain John E. Fradd, USN, USS
Henrico-APA-45. Well Done APA-45.

Keywords: Korean War --- Inchon Landing --- USS Henrico-APA-45 --- Captain John E. Fradd, USN ---
9-Korean War Battle Stars --- N U C.



Entry: 84500
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES FROM THE USS HENRICO APA 45 52-56

Carleen Chipps wrote on October 23, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone to share pictures with that
knew someone who served on this ship about the same
time my father did.

Keywords: Uss Henrico APA 45 Lawrence F Rodgers hot case man on a
5 38 gun mount



Entry: 84454
Subject: LARRY RODGERS

Carleen Chipps wrote on October 19, 2012


City and State:

Unit: USS HENRICO APA 45

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would LOVE to talk with friends my father served
with, as many stories he told me were very interesting
,I am one of 6 of his girls. My father passed away on
April 2, 2005 from lung cancer. I would love to get
information on the next reunion if there will be one, I
would love to try to go to fulfill his dream of going,
I am also thinking about putting his ship picture and
his tailor made suit in a museum? but we have not
decided on that just yet. Please contact me if
interested, and THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED!!!

Keywords: Larry Rodgers served as a hot case man on a five inch
thirty eight gun mount on the USS Henrico apa 45



Entry: 83907
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 Henrico-APA-45
was awarded The Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) for,
15,Sept. - 25,Dec. 1950. Inchon Invasion, Wonsan
Landing, Hungnam Redeployment. Korean War Skippers;
Capt.John Ernest Fradd,USN (RADM.) Capt.Howard William
Taylor,USN, Capt.Kelvin Lightfoot Nutting,USN. ------
WW-II, The USS Henrico was in the 'Normandy Invasion',
with the first assault wave at 'Omaha Beach'-June
1944. In 1945, the USS Henrico-APA-45 was hit by a
Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off of Okinawa, killing 49
of the crew, including Skipper, Capt.William Cook
France,USN.

Keywords: Korean War, USS Henrico-APA-45, NUC, Inchon, Wonsan,
Hungnam, Capt.John Ernest Fradd,USN, 9 Korean War
Battle Stars, The ship was named for; Henrico County,
Virginia.



Entry: 74643
Subject: UNCLE KENNETH BRUCE WIDENER

Rose Daniels wrote on May 10, 2010


City and State: COLDIRON KY

Unit: HENRICO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello to All! I am so proud to have had an Uncle on the Henrico, but since my Grandparent's death, we have little information about my uncle, Kenneth Bruce Widener.


We were told that he died in Korea due to a broken neck. That's about all we know. I would love to correspond with anyone that knew him.

My Regards, Rose Daniels,
Thank you for your time!

Keywords: Henrico, Korean Conflict, Kenneth Widener



Entry: 73754
Subject: USS HENRICO (APA-45)

Roy R. Gower SR. wrote on February 28, 2010


City and State: MAYSVILLE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Buddies: Buster Davis, Joe Brewer, Chief Lewis, Nick Lane

Memories: Member of the "Happy Hank" January 1949-September 1952. I got out of the NAVY for three years and went back in after I married in 1953. We just celebrated our 57th anniversary this year!

Went back into the NAVY in December 1954 and retired 1973. Other ships I was on, in order, were the USS Piedmont AD-17, USS Isabel DD-869 and USS FDR CVA-42.

I'd also like to hear from other shipmates who may have possibly served with me. I retired as a Master Chief (HTCM) E-9 in June 1973

Keywords: Nickname: TRIGGER



Entry: 70992
Subject: U.S.S HENRICO 1945

Charlotte Rossi wrote on July 22, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Keywords: looking for anyone who was on the U.S.S Henrico 1945 and remembers my father Jim Schrader..



Entry: 63289
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Michael Herron wrote on December 4, 2007


City and State: DANVILLE KY

Unit: SIGNALMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: SERVED ON THE HENRICO FROM 1953 TO 1955 WE EVACUATED CIVILLIANS OFF AN ISLAND IN CHINA (TACHEN) OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I HEARD THAT WE GOT THE CHINA SERVICE RIBBON FOR THAT EVACUATION BUT IT DOESN" SHOW IN MY RECORDS. DOES ANYONE HAVE AN INFO ON THIS?

Keywords: ED BECTON
CHRIS SHEPPARD
CHARLIE FLETCHER



Entry: 54769
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER PAUL IWAN

Terri Volmer wrote on December 21, 2005


City and State: MURDO SD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Paul Iwan, was on the Henrico from 51 to 55. He died from M.S. in 1976 and I was wondering if anyone remembered him and would love to hear from them. Thanks!

Keywords: USS Henrico



Entry: 54497
Subject: SEARCH FOR MY FRIEND W K {SCOTTY} SCOTT BM2

Alvin Jones SR. wrote on December 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: CREW GM1 LST1096

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My friend Scotty was transfered from the LST1096 to the USS Henrico in Korea. I have long searched for what happened to him, please help me find him.

Al Countryman

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Entry: 52046
Subject: USS HENRICO-1945

Kathy Forehand (Hart) wrote on July 15, 2005


City and State: E. SYRACUSE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers my father, William Hart, who served in the navy assigned to USS Henrico in 1945 in California. He got sick and never shipped out with unit and eventually was medically discharged. I have recently been researching my father's military history and would like to know if any veteran's remember my father.

Keywords: US Navy, William Hart graduated boot camp at Sampson, NY, April 3, 1945 and assigned to USS Henrico in California.



Entry: 45034
Subject: TOOK ME TO KOREA

Frank Massari wrote on August 5, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: We debarked from Japan to Korea,July 13th,1953.The ship docked in Pusan July 16th,three days later.We boarded the ship via the Jacops ladder.{was quite an experience}

Keywords: served with the 24th inf division,13TH FA,Company C in Korea



Entry: 41719
Subject: ANYONE KNOW GUS MALONEY?

Tim Maloney wrote on March 14, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I think my father served onboard the Henrico during the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyone who sailed with him.

Keywords: Gus Maloney



Entry: 41617
Subject: E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGE

Merle Robichaud wrote on March 9, 2004


City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit: RADIO GANG

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: ROBI USS HENRICO APA45

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Entry: 40991
Subject: MESSAGE: 7882

John Widener wrote on February 18, 2004


City and State: ALEXANDRIA IN

Unit: APA-45

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: PLEASE CHANGE MY EMAIL ADRESS TO jwidener@highstream.net in Message: 7882

Keywords: My new email adress is jwidener@highstream.net "Message: 7882"



Entry: 38424
Subject: PIPEFITTERS

Ronald Lee wrote on November 16, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: DUNCAN NE

Unit: SHIPFITTERS57-58

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: fRIENDS- Richard Burns- Oregon Miller, Tucker, Lizambri

Keywords: nickname- Swede



Entry: 27829
Subject: BOAT GROUP AND SIGNAL GANG

Allen Butterfield wrote on August 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOQUIAM WA

Unit: BOAT GROUP-SIGNAL GANG

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served aboard fm 12-57 to 9-63was assaulty boat coxswain until sometime in 61 then changed rate to sm was Sm2 when discharged. would like to hear from anybody served inthat time period










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Entry: 24814
Subject:

Kevin Stiles wrote on April 18, 2002

Email Update Needed



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Comments: My father served on the Henrico in the mid 50's. His name is Stanley Stiles. Anyone Remember ????

THANKS KEVIN STILES

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Entry: 23132
Subject: NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Merle Robichaud wrote on February 13, 2002


City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit: RADIO GANG COMPHIBRON1

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: FIRST TIME ON SINCE I MOVED BACK LAST OCT. FROM RUSKIN FL. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE GUYS I SERVED WITH FROM 1955- 1958 . HEARD FROM SOME BUT LOST TRACK OF THEM. ROBI.

Keywords: NICKNAME: ROBI USS HENRICO APA45



Entry: 22991
Subject: BT2 1954---1958

Ron Rich wrote on February 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CASHMERE WA

Unit: USS HENRICO APA 45

Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 18945
Subject: ON BOARD FROM 55-58 RADIO GANG

Merle Robichaud wrote on August 25, 2001


City and State: RUSKIN FL

Unit: RADIO GANG SHIPS CO.

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 18843
Subject: SERVED ON HENRICO 15 SEPT. 51

Donald Strong wrote on August 20, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLOVERDALE CA

Unit: SHIPS COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the Happy Hank from 1949 to December 1951. I was in the electrical department rising to the rank of second class electrician. This ship was the ship featured in the movie "I was an American War Bride". I went aboard after the movie was made.

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Entry: 17217
Subject: U.S.S HENRICO AND U.S.S ESTES

Audie Miller wrote on June 9, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PARK HILL OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: MY FATHER WAS ON THE U.S.S ESTES UNDER ADM SABEN AND CAPTAIN WATERHOUSE.ALSO SERVED ON THE HENRICO.BETH LAKEHARBOUR@msn.com

Keywords: BOBBY BRODUS



Entry: 9752
Subject: FOR INFO

Russell Rowden wrote on June 25, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WARSAW MO

Unit: 'HAPPY HANK' 6/50-1/51 SIGNAL GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: "HAPPY HANK" 6/50-1/51 SIGNAL GANG

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Entry: 7882
Subject: KENNETH WIDENER 5-20-47 TO 8-30-52

John Widener wrote on April 9, 2000


City and State: ALEXANDRIA IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: would like to talk with any friends or shipmates of kenneth bruce widener who died in a diving accident in yokosuko japan...

Keywords: uss henrico apa45



Entry: 3032
Subject: NEWSLETTER - REUNION ASSOCIATION

Donald Soper wrote on April 30, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: PLATTE CITY MO

Unit: USS HENRICO APA-45

Service or Relationship:

Comments: As secretary/treasurer/newsletter editor for the USS HENRICO APA-45 Reunion Association, I am searching for shipmates, officers and troops that served and/or rode the Henrico from commissioning 1943 till decommissioning 1968.

The next reunion will be in Myrtle Beach, SC Oct 11-15, 2000. Reunions are held every other year.
Look at our fabulous web page at: www.henricoapa45.org

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Entry: 2675
Subject: 1950-53

Bill Cannon wrote on March 19, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: IRVING TX

Unit: USS HENRICO APA 45

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Would like to hear from crew members aboard Henrico 1950s or troops transported on Henrico
to Korea in 1950s Especially those aboard 51-53

USS Henrico has reunions every two years and a great association which keeps tabs on thosewho served or were transported on the "Happy Hank" to Koirea. Henrico landed troops during the 1950 invasion of Inchon and was pleased to serve fresh cold
whole milk to thousands of "guests" on their way to Korea and back to States!!! Welcome Aboard!

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