USS James C. Owens (DD-776)


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Entry: 94315
Subject: SERVED 1959 TO 1963

Carlos Branham Sr SR wrote on February 13, 2017

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City and State: LYNCHBURG VA

Unit: BT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard the USS James C Owens from Jan 1959 to Feb 1963, just curious if anyone
that was a BT is still around during that time.

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Entry: 92041
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO KNOWS GEARLD WHITE ON THE JC OWENS 1952

Rachel White wrote on October 21, 2015


City and State: VICTORVILLE CA

Unit: SUMNER CLASS MOUNT 3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi My Name is Rachel White
My Dad was on the USS James C Owens in 1952 Sumner class mount 3 He was a bm3
He is 84 years old And still going Strong.
He is looking for his cruise book or any one that might remember him if so email me Dfairy2@aol.com or call 7602452820
he also spent 3 years on the USS Huntington

Keywords: he was on the USS JC Owens when it was hit in 1952 He was looking for a friend named Archie Hill

USS Topeka
USS Huntington he spent 3 years on that ship
USS Rushmore
USS Seribachi
USS Ingerham
USS Irwin



Entry: 89105
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & "V"

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 5, 2014


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: GM-1 NELSON D. BOWMAN, USN, was awarded the BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V.

Keywords: USS JAMES C. OWENS-DD-776 7, May 1952 Korean War.



Entry: 87900
Subject: KOREAN CONFLICT/CIRCUMNAVIGATION PERIOD

Gerard O'Hare wrote on December 13, 2013

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City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: BC3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father-in-law, Tirso Oliver, served on the Owen during the Korean War and has very fond memories of his time at sea with friends and shipmates. It would be wonderful to get some photos of the crew and/or life on board at that time that I could share with him. (He is not on line - hence my request on his behalf.) Thanks!!!!!!!!

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Entry: 87304
Subject: WAS A JUNIOR OFFICER [1952-5]

Albert Gilgen wrote on September 28, 2013


City and State: CEDAR FALLS IA

Unit: USS JAMES C. OWENS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Was in the NROTC at Princeton University from 1948 to 1952;

commissioned as an Ensign upon graduation; boarded the Owens in

Norfolk in 1952;ship went to Philadelphia Naval Yard for repairs

then sailed to Korea arriving in July, 1953 just when the

Conflict ended; then returned to Norfolk. The trip involved

crossing the Atlantic to get to Korea and returning by means of

the Pacific.

Keywords: Norfolk to Korea [1952-1954; uss James c. owens; friends: jack

koslow, gary cooper



Entry: 85851
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY GRANDFATHER

Kristopher Smith wrote on March 31, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: id love to hear anything i could about my late grandfather and his
time in the service, he served aboard the uss james c. owens during
the korean conflict, his name was howard eliott smith,from georgia,
he worked on the radio crew sending/receiving morse code
transmissions. thats really all i know, any info at all would be
greatly appreciated.

Keywords: dd-776



Entry: 80056
Subject: LOOKIN FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW KARL F ANDERSON

Karl Rose wrote on August 21, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I want to know if anyone knew my grandfather . Karl Frans Anderson. He was a machinists mate as far as i know . Our family fell apart and i know nothing about him ... If anyone could help me.

Keywords: My grandfather served on James C. Owens in the Korean conflict. I am now in the Navy.



Entry: 73940
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD MALCOME BUCK OWENS IN KOREAN WAR

Christopher Owens wrote on March 15, 2010

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City and State: BATESVILLE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: trying to find my dad

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Entry: 67851
Subject: SERVED ABORD JC OWENS 1962-63

Vincent Cloonan wrote on November 12, 2008


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: friends were: Jack Stakley Ray Rentz Art Dela Pena Clif Clowers Toy Rasalou Chief Saltz Rd2 Dixon Rd3 Art Greigor Phil Bullock and a bunch of others I can't remember. Please contact me..



Entry: 67394
Subject: AROUND THE WORLD 2X IN THE JIMMY C.51-54

Gaylord Olson wrote on October 2, 2008

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 64463
Subject: SERVED ON JC OWENS 1947-1950

Stanely Stosel wrote on February 24, 2008


City and State: SAN PEDRO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Would enjoy talking to anyone who served on the J.C. Owens from 1947-1950. I was an EM during my time on board.



Entry: 63465
Subject: MAC MACMEEKIN

Dan MacMeekin wrote on December 19, 2007

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, Robert J. "Mac" MacMeekin, served on the DD776 James C. Owens during the Korean War and stayed in the Navy until about 1956. He spoke of white phosporus shells that killed men in the galley off Korea shortly after he had left to go on watch and of a trip up the Yalu River to drop off commandos. (The later tale was told late in his life--he died in 1999--and he was unsure whether it remained classified.)

He spoke of steaming up and down a sweltering Red Sea, I believe during the Suez crisis, when the Canal was blocked.

He also spoke of liberty in Naples and visiting Pompeii.

He was an avid motorcyclist, riding from our home in the Philadelphia area when the ship was in port in Norfolk.

I don't know his rating, except that he wasn't an officer. He occasionally did shore police duty, once when he missed the sailing of DD776 from Japan.

I would appreciate any confirmation of what I think he told me.

Despite the kind invitation of Greg Flanigan, I was unable to attend the recent reunion of DD776 crew in Maryland.

Cheers, and greetings to all DD776 vets. Dan MacMeekin

Keywords: MacMeekin Mac DD776 "James C. Owens" Korea Suez Naples Norfolk motorcycle



Entry: 63301
Subject: ABOARD THE JC OWENS IN 1952

Rachel White wrote on December 5, 2007


City and State: VICTORVILLE CA

Unit: THE NAVY HE WAS A BM3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: hE IS LOOKING for the cruise book from that year 1952 of the JC OWENS

Keywords: My fathers name is Gearld White He was a BM3 He is 76 years old and going strong hes looking for a old friend Archie Hall if any one knows him he was abaord the JC Owens in battle in 1952



Entry: 60964
Subject: WORLD CRUISE 1952- MSSN MARTURANO JOSEPH JR.

Joseph Marturano III wrote on May 12, 2007


City and State: NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Father Joseph Marturano Jr. Served aboard The Owens During it's World Cruise. He was a cook. Dad Passed away at the age of 68 due to complications of Emphysema and Heart related illness. I have his cruise book, Photos, Shellback certificates, cards Menu for July 4th 1952 etc. Dad always spoke highly of the Owens and he often recounted the attack at Songjin. It left a strong lasting impression on him. His grandson, My Son and I are in the process of building a webpage to be comprised of that world cruise book. We are currently getting it scanned into the pc. We will build a tribute site to dad, the JC Owens cruise and it's men. From what I can tell, the Crusie book is a rarety today and we wanted to insure that the history is well documented with actual words and photos. There are many crew photos, Shellback photos and even Damage photos from the attack at Songjin. If ANYONE remembers my Dad, I would be honored to hear from you. Fair winds and Following Seas, Joe Marturano 3rd Veteran RM2 USN 1979 -1985 Joseph Marturano IV Veteran ET3 USN 2001 - 2006

Keywords: Son and Grandson of MSSN Joseph Marturano JR. a James C. Owens Veteran
Joseph Marturano 3rd Ex RM2 USN 1979 - 1985
President Navy MSO Association Inc.

Joseph Marturano 4th Ex ET3 USN 2001 - 2006



Entry: 52393
Subject: RADIOMAN ON J. C. OWENS 63-66

Frank Kleinsorgen wrote on August 1, 2005

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on the James C. Owens 1963 through 1966. It would be great to hear from some old shipmates. Also, found there's a James C. Owens Association that holds annual reunions. Joined up this month.

Keywords: Some called me "Klink" others called me Frank



Entry: 52307
Subject: I WAS ABOARD 1948TO1949 GUNERSMATE

Joseph De Monte wrote on July 28, 2005


City and State: NIAGARA FALLS NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: any one that served during that time fram contact me

Keywords: uss james c owens dd776



Entry: 48616
Subject: STILL HERE

Larry Heald wrote on February 1, 2005


City and State: MARION IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the USS James C. Ownes from 1961-1964 as a BT and have 8mm films from that time on board.

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Entry: 47987
Subject: 1952-1954

John Clancy wrote on January 7, 2005

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City and State: HAYES CENTER NE

Unit: JAMES C. OWENS DD776

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Loking for old (today we are) shipmates. I was a RD and made the 53 trip to Korea. Trf to the WIllhoite in late 1953.

Keywords: 1952-1954



Entry: 45770
Subject: BILL STUART

Gail Nickerson wrote on September 12, 2004

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: I would like to hear from anyone who might have known my father Bruno W.(Bill) Stuart who was a chief aboard the USS Owens after WWII. My parents were divorced and I hardly ever saw him. He was a chief engineer in the boiler room. he was from alabama. he died several years ago. If anyone remembers him, i would love to hear from them, and hear about my father. thank you. gail (stuart) nickerson.



Entry: 40866
Subject: HELLO SHIPMATES

Charles (Chuck) Reinert wrote on February 14, 2004


City and State: PEWEE VALLEY KY

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the James C Owens in 1950-1951. I would love to hear from other buddies who served abourd her during the same time.

Keywords: Chuck Reinert, James C Owens DD776



Entry: 37990
Subject: I WAS ON THE OWENS FROM 44/46

Ted Starnes wrote on November 3, 2003

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City and State: CHICO CA

Unit: SIGNALMAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i wonder is there is anybody left call me or email

Keywords: owens dd 776 ww11



Entry: 34010
Subject: ROBERT M. (BOB) THACKER - KOREA

Missi Thacker wrote on May 5, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was a 17-year-old GM-3C on the USS Marshall in WWII and served in the Korean Conflict on the USS James C Owen. I would like anyone who may have known him to please contact him through me. (He doesn't have a clue about computers and e-mail!)

Keywords: My daddy's name is Robert M. (Bob) Thacker. He was a lanky 6 1/2 foot tall young lad from Fort Payne, Alabama.



Entry: 33992
Subject: MY DAD

Jo Ouellette wrote on May 5, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad EM3 Gerald Ouellette was on the USS Owens during the Korean War.

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Entry: 29715
Subject: I WAS ON JAMES DD776 IN68 TO70

Steve Alexander wrote on November 19, 2002

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City and State: GASTONIA NC

Unit: ENG.ROOM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I,AM LOOKING FOR MUDCAT FROM MISSIPPI WENT TO BOOT WITH HIM STILL THINK ABOUT HIM

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Entry: 24950
Subject: IS ANYONE STILL AROUND?

Ron Garman wrote on April 24, 2002

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City and State: INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH FL

Unit: JAMES C OWENS DD776

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a radaman during the Korean war

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