USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 94705
Subject: INCHON

leeroy meadows wrote on June 18, 2017


City and State: ONALASKA TX

Unit: USS LYMAN K SWENSON DDR 729

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: PUSON INCHON
USS LYMAN K SWENSON DDR729



Entry: 91672
Subject: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Glen Ingram wrote on August 7, 2015


City and State: BANDERA TX

Unit: DD729 USS LYMAN K SWENSON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a Sonarman aboard USS Lyman K Swenson DD729 during the Korean war. I knew Lt. Dave Swenson, KIA September 13, 1950 during the Inchon, Korea engagement. He was a fine officer but was not, I repeat not, related to the USS Lyman K Swenson DD729 namesake.

Fact, as told to me by our 1950-51 DD729 Captain Robert Schelling:
Captain Lyman Knute Swenson, born October 23,1892, KIA WWII November 13, 1942 for whom DD729 was named, correct name spelling was Swensen. When he first entered the US Naval Academy, the clerk misspelled his name and so it was throughout his Naval records and career. To my knowledge, the records were never corrected. Strange, but true.
- Glen

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Entry: 90861
Subject: KOREAN WAR COMBAT AWARDS

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on March 25, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: BRONZE STAR MEDAL -w- V ------ Lt.(jg) Charles P. Tesh, USN, (Machine Gun Control Officer)
~ Lt.(jg) Frank E. Johnson Jr., USN, (Gunnery Officer). WELL DONE.

Keywords: USS LYMAN K. SWENSON - DD-729 ----Korean War Crew Awards



Entry: 81963
Subject: DEFENSE OF THE PUSAN POCKET-1950

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on February 2, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On a firing mission during the evening of 19,Aug.1950,
the USS Lyman K.Swenson DD-729 put 102 rounds into
iron works buildings, harbor installations, railroad
yards, and radio stations at Chongjin,Korea, with
devastating effect. By the time the ship concluded her
evening's work of destruction, flames from the burning
facilities were visible for eighteen miles seaward.

Keywords: 19,Aug.1950-Chongjin,Korea-Firing Mission-



Entry: 81649
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 7, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On Dec.14,1951,a AD-4,Bu.No.123825 aircraft of
Squadron VA-728, off of the aircraft carrier USS
Antietam CV-36 ditched in the sea. The pilot Ens. R.
Courtney was rescued by the USS Lyman K.Swenson-DD-
729. WELL DONE USS LYMAN K.SWENSON-DD-729.

Keywords: AD-4-VA-728-USS Antietam-CV-36-



Entry: 71493
Subject: USS LYMAN K. SWENSON--DD-729

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on September 3, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: DD-729,WAS NAMED FOR;CAPTAIN LYMAN K.SWENSON,(1892-1942). HE WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE USS JUNEAU-CL-52,
AND WAS KIA ON 13,NOV.1942,WHEN THE SHIP WAS SUNK AT
GUADALCANAL. THE FIVE SULLIVAN BROTHERS WERE ALSO LOST
IN THE SINKING,ONLY 10 CREW MEMBERS SURVIVED THE
SINKING.----THE USS LYMAN K.SWENSON-DD-729,WAS
SPONSORED BY MISS CECELIA A.SWENSON,DAUGHTER OF CAPT.
L.K.SWENSON,AND COMMISSIONED AT THE BOSTON,MASS.NAVY
YARD ON 2,MAY,1944,CDR.FRANCIS T.WILLIAMSON IN COMMAND.-----IN INCHON,KOREA BAY,TWO DAYS BEFORE THE
LANDINGS,DD-729 WAS SILENCEING ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES
ON WOLMI-DO ISLAND,IT WAS 13,SEPT.,1950,THE SHIP
SUFFERED TWO CASUALTIES,FROM AN ENEMY NEAR MISS.-----
KIA,WAS LT.(jg).DAVID H.SWENSON,498457,OF TAYLOR,TX,
USNA-CLASS OF 1948,NEPHEW OF THE OFFICER FOR WHOM
DD-729 WAS NAMED.THE NEXT DAY,LT.SWENSON WAS BURIED
AT SEA.----GOD BLESS HIM,MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

Keywords: CAPT. LYMAN K. SWENSON--USN (1892-1942)------
WOLMI-DO ISLAND--(13,SEPT.,1950)--------
LT.(jg).DAVID H.SWENSON--USNA-CLASS OF 1948--
(KIA-13,SEPT.,1950)--"CAPT.SWENSON'S NEPHEW"----
--DD-729 EARNED 6 KOREAN WAR BATTLE STARS--



Entry: 45717
Subject: RE: SWENSON SAILOR

Don Gordon wrote on September 9, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Does anyone from the Swenson remember a boatswain's mate named Goodin? He was from Georgia. He was aboard the Swenson in 1950 during the Inchon action. Later we served together aboard the USS Gloucester, PF 22. I was a seaman then, but we always got along, partly I suspected, because we both had come off tincans, in my case the Marshall. If anyone has info on Goodin, I would appreciate hearing.

Keywords: USS Gloucester



Entry: 43318
Subject: PICTURE OF USS SWENSON

Robert Lee wrote on May 29, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I JUST PURCHASED A PICTURE OF THE USS SWENSON 12X14 COLOR ,WOULD LIKE HISTORY ON THYIS SHIP.

Keywords: PICTURE



Entry: 40552
Subject: I WAS ON THE SWENSON FROM 1951/1955

Homer Ware wrote on February 4, 2004


City and State: ANZA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 38002
Subject: SHELLBACK CERTIFICATE 1958

Jason Baltutis wrote on November 4, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit: GREAT LAKES NAVAL BASE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am currently stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base and collect Navy memoriablia. Yesterday a retired Master Chief brought me a framed Shellback Certificate from the USS Swenson. The individual's name is Seaman Robert Wade Winston. If anybody knows this individual or has a story they would like to share, it would be appreciated.

very Respectfully,

SK2(AW) Jason R. Baltutis, USN

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Entry: 37931
Subject: USS SWENSON

Lynn Gallaher wrote on October 31, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, SHAFFER F. SMITH, served aboard the USS SWENSON. He was probably an electrician. Does anyone remember him?
My brother was named after a shipmate of my Dad's, Howard E., who lost his life, prior to 1948. Any info would be welcomed.
Thank you, Lynn

Keywords: USS swenson



Entry: 36186
Subject: THE SITTING DUCK SQUADRON 2004 REUNION

Richard A. (Rich) Bowman wrote on August 10, 2003


City and State: ROY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We are trying to locate and contact former members of the Korean War who served aboard the following destroyers: USS DeHaven (DD-727), USS Mansfield (DD-728), USS Collett (DD-730), USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), USS Henderson (DD-785) and USS Gurke (DD-783). The destroyers comprised Destroyer Squadron 9 (DESRON9) and became known as The Sitting Duck Squadron, for their pre-invasion assault on Wolmi-Do Island at Inchon, Korea on September 13, 1950. These six ships received the Navy Unit Commendation for their bravery and heroism on this historic day.

We like to locate veterans of DESRON9 to determine potential interest for organizing a Sitting Duck Squadron Reunion, to be held in 2004 at a yet to be determined location in the United States.

Interested veterans may write, call, or E-mail either:

William H. Barnes III
2 Williams Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21401-2215
Telephone: (410) 263-2006

Richard A. Bowman
5007 S. 1800 W.
Roy, UT 84067-2988
Telephone: (801) 774-9098
E-Mail: rbowman866@aol.com

Keywords: USS DeHaven (DD-727), USS Mansfield (DD-728), USS Collett (DD-730), USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), USS Henderson (DD-785) and USS Gurke (DD-783).



Entry: 23516
Subject: U.S.S. LYMAN K. SWENSON CREW PHOTO

- Korean War Era Veterans wrote on February 26, 2002


City and State: ECKERT CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: A Photo of CREW of the U.S.S. Lyman K. Swenson DD729 possibly taken 1952 has just been posted on our Korean War Era Website # 2 B ( BAKER ) and if you served aboard that ship, we would like your help in identifying some of the crew, if possible.

Our websites are private but FREE so all you need to do is ask for access to our websites by sending us your Name, Regular Address and e-mail address and we will send you an invitation from Ernie Wagner thru MyFamily.com.

There are three Misc. Military Websites and each has a NAVY Album on them.

You may want access to all three or just the one that has the U.S.S. Lyman K. Swenson Crew Photo.

Our websites and our Reunion 2002 is open to all Korean War Era Veterans (men and women) from all branches of the service and regardless of where stationed. Would appreciate your participation.

Keywords: U.S.S. Lyman K. Swenson DD729 - Crew Photo Pos. 1952 ?



Entry: 20278
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO TALK

Charles Holloman wrote on October 31, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: IRRIGON OR

Unit: DD-729-53-54 //DD-687 55-56

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 20069
Subject: KOREAN PROJECT INFORMATION

Paul MacQuiddy wrote on October 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUN CITY CA

Unit: USS LYMAN K SWENSON DD729

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would be interested in receiving information re:
Korean Project. Served aboard USS L K Swenson 729
1952/53 Korean tour.

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Entry: 19786
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Charles Tesh wrote on October 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ARCADIA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm looking for any anecdotal information and/or photographs (jpegs etc.) about RADM Charles P. Tesh, now deceased. He served on the above mentioned ships. Commisioned in 1945 and served during WWII, Korea, Viet-Nam etc. I am his son. Thank-you.

Charles P. Tesh Jr.

Keywords: Lymon K. Swenson, Manchester, Samuel Moore, King, Braine, Orleck,



Entry: 16264
Subject: SWENSON PICTURES

Betty McGuffin-Muncy wrote on May 3, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have just acquired a crew picture (formal--all in whites)and some newspaper articvles pertaining to the events that the Swenson was involved in during the Korean War. Anyone interested--contact me.

Keywords: USS Lyman K. Swenson DD729



Entry: 4947
Subject: NAVIGATION

Joseph Clarke wrote on November 15, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: AMBLER PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: U.S.S Maddox DD731 and U.S.S. Swenson DD729

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