USS Higbee (DDR-806)


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USS HIGBEE DDR / DD 806

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Entry: 92919
Subject: MY DAD WAS ON THE HIGBEE

Rosie Cleveland wrote on March 26, 2016


City and State: BALLANTINE MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was on the uss higbee during korean war and i am looking for anyone who remembers him his name is Jack Hartgrave from wyoming

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Entry: 87679
Subject: WALTER JOHN CASSIDY

Kathleen Cassidy-Aulizia wrote on November 12, 2013


City and State: WARREN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father was a 20 year career sailor. He began his career as a radio airman and
retired a Master Chief Petty Officer E-9. Was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, Okinawa,
Japan, San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk, Long Beach and San Diego.

Keywords: My father served on the USS Higbee, USS Finch, USS Hornet, USS St. Louis



Entry: 85886
Subject: DAD SERVED ON THE HIGBEE DURING KOREAN WAR

Sabrina Watson wrote on April 4, 2013


City and State: JACKSONVILLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in the Korean War on the USS Higbee. He was in
on his first leave and saw my mom walking on the other side of the
street and told his buddy the that was the girl he would marry.
Daddy wasted no time (he only had 3 weeks leave). They were
married within 2 weeks. He passed in 1977 and I miss him dearly.

Keywords: USS Higbee, Korean War



Entry: 83834
Subject: MY DAD PAUL RICHARD DUDLEY BOOKER AKA BOOKER T SERVED AS A GUNNER AND WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANY

Paul Booker JR. wrote on August 7, 2012


City and State: PICO RIVERA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i love and miss my father very much and would love to
here from any one that new him thank you

Keywords: uss higbee he was a gunner nick name booker t



Entry: 82223
Subject: ON HIGBEE 1952-1956

Ted Drake wrote on February 24, 2012


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the USS Higbee DDR 806 from 1952-1956. I was in the
foward engine roon helping to run the fresh water evaporators and later
became the water king, I did three trips to South Korea. Our ship visited
many south eastern ports. I didn't attend any reunions. I do remember
the two Beson boys, not related, from North or South Dakota?. If you
know of these guys let me know. I do here from Al Philbeck in Green Bay,
Wisconsin. He is doing fine with his family.
Thank You for any information. Ted Drake MM/2

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Entry: 80884
Subject: FATHER SERVED ON HIGBEE

Lisa Smith wrote on November 3, 2011


City and State: ST. MARYS WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Raymond B. Smith, served on the HIgbee in the 50s. He was
home by 1953, when he married my mother, Betty L. Smith. Dad died of
Alzheimer's in 1999.
He has a scrapbook filled with many pictures of Korea and used to tell
stories about his time in the service. My uncles all served in Korea as well
- Navy, Theodore Marshall
- Air Force, Michael E. Smith, William Smith
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers my dad.

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Entry: 64009
Subject: PICTURES USS HIGBEE

Helen Chavez wrote on January 24, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: ARCADIA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would love any information or pics of his time on the Higbee. He use to talk about it when I was younger. He had made a model of the ship we had on the fireplace but that disappeared. Just would like any info about the ship, pictures and its time during the Korean War. Would appreciate anything. Thank you.

Keywords: My brother died in 1977 at 47. We were 18 years apart. He had been married and divorced so any pics he had of the ship are gone. He has two sons, one is 46 and getting married. I am his only aunt and for his wedding gift I am putting an album together of his dad's pics and a brief history of his life.



Entry: 44299
Subject: WILLIAM SANCHEZ

Carol Sanchez wrote on July 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: just want to talk to some of my dads buddies who were on the uss higbee..and what it was like for him ..all I know waa that he was the cook..his name was william (bill) sanchez..thankd

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Entry: 42499
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER ERNEST 'RAWHIDE' SORRELL

Lou Sorrell wrote on April 21, 2004


City and State: ST. IGNATIUS MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Much thanks to you.

Keywords: I am looking for any information on my father, Ernest A.I. Sorrell, Jr. He may have went by the nicknames of "Rawhide", Sonny, or Hide. I know he is a Navy Veteran of Korea. He also did some boxing in the Navy. If anyone has any information, please send it my way.



Entry: 31558
Subject: BMC FREEMAN LEE HALL

Linda Clements wrote on January 29, 2003


City and State: CORDELE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: If anyone remembers my late uncle will you please contact me.

Keywords: My Uncle - served from 1954-1958.



Entry: 28391
Subject: ROGER (CURLY) JORDAN

Roger Jordan wrote on September 20, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEWIS RUN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who might remember my father - Roger (Curly) Jordan who passed away in 2000. He served on the Higby from 55 - 56.
Thanksss, Roger Jordan Jr

Keywords: Roger (Curly) Jordan



Entry: 27204
Subject: LOOKING FOR JIM CULPEPPER

Christie Freeman wrote on July 29, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My dad, Herbert (Buck) Downey was on the USS Higbee with Mr. Culpepper sometime between 1951 and 1953. He has been trying to find out anything about him for awhile now, and I am now trying to help him out, now that I have a computer. Please feel free to e-mail me, if you have any information. My dad was friends with Mr. Culpepper, but they were separated at some point, and lost touch, I believe sometime after my dad's wedding. Jim was an attendent at my dad's wedding, too.
Thank you, for any assistance.

Keywords: Herbert (Buck or Bucky) Downey, USS Higbee is my dad...Looking for Jim Culpepper.



Entry: 26943
Subject: BOXING MEMORABILIA

Kim Olson wrote on July 13, 2002


City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm Ruben's oldest daughter and I m looking for boxing memorabilia during my father's enlistment period. All of his was lost and Im trying to replace photos, newspaper clippings, and navy letter in boxing. He is very proud of serving in the United States Navy and I would like to put together a memory book for him. Any help would be very apperciated. Sincerly, Kim Olson.

Keywords: Ruben M. Villegas, USS Higbee, Stationed in Bremington, Washington during the Korean war



Entry: 14113
Subject: LOCATION OF HIGBEE

David Askam wrote on January 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm interested in finding the Higbee, with the intention of visiting the ship...should it still exist. Can anyone tell me where it is currently located?

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Entry: 4548
Subject: WEBSITE

John D. Johnaon wrote on November 8, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: USS HIGBEE DDR 806

Service or Relationship:

Comments: See USS Higbee website at http://home.att.net/~steve.gardner/stevehome.html
and USS Higbee Assn director, Gil Rod Rodello, gilrodhigbee@uswest.net. Over 500 members. Higbee in servbice 1944 to 1979 jd johnson
newsletter editor

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