LSMR-401


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Entry: 95045
Subject: KOERAN LSMR 401

francis ferguson SENIOR wrote on October 18, 2017


City and State: AUSTIN MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Fergie

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Entry: 91062
Subject: SILVER STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 27, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: LCDR. Melvin E. Bustard, Jr., USN, O-127951, Commander, LMSR Division - 32, attached to Destroyer Division - 132 : From the President of the United States for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as Naval light forces participating in the engagement on 17, July 1951, and approximately fifty shore batteries subjecting the limited operation area of the friendly forces to intense crossfire from three directions. His zealous engaging the enemy in fierce combat coupled with his superb display of seamanship and professional ability, was instrumental in silencing several shore batteries whose fire was intense and accurate over a four and one half hour period. His utter disregard for his own personal safety in maneuvering his ships into position for close fire support with the units under heavy fire, coupled with forceful judgment in subjecting his ships to possible injury in order that our forces could remain in Wonsan, was an inspiration to those who served under him. His leadership, coolness in the face of tremendous odds and zealous devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

General Orders : Commander 7th. Fleet : Serial 1795 (November 5, 1951)

Keywords: Korean War --- LSMR Division - 32 --- Destroyer Division - 132 --- Wonsan, Korea --- 17, July
1951 --- LCDR. Melvin E. Bustard,Jr., USN --- President of the United States --- Commander
7th. Fleet.



Entry: 91060
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 27, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: LCDR. Melvin E. Bustard, Jr., USN, CO of the USS LSMR-401 and GM3. James W. Daniels, USN, Crewman of the USS LSMR-401, were awarded the Bronze Star Medal for, heroic
achievement in action during operations against enemy forces in the amphibious assault on Inchon, Korea, 15, Sept. 1950.

Keywords: Korean War --- USS LSMR-401 --- Inchon Assault ---15, Sept. 1950 --- LCDR. Melvin E. Bustard,
Jr., USN --- GM3. James W. Daniels, USN --- Bronze Star Medal.



Entry: 83823
Subject: LSMR'S IN KOREAN WAR ACTION

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 6, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: (Per, The Sea War In Korea). The LSMR-Division fired
12,924 5-inch rockets at Wonsan,North Korea from June
through Sept. 1951. Their first, and biggest day in
Wonsan was the night of 20-21 May 1951, when
Operation Fireball was completed. The LSMR-401, and
LSMR-403 fired a total of 4,903 rockets at Wonsan
targets in a 35-minute period. WELL DONE.

Keywords: Korean War, 1951, Wonsan,North Korea,
Operation Fireball, Rockets Away.



Entry: 83759
Subject: ANYONE KNOW MY FATHER

Keith Felts wrote on July 28, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: HILL AFB UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My Father Allen Felts served on LSMR 401 in 1948-19-49, I
have a couple of pictures of the ship and also a photo of
one of his friends, I believe the name is Rudy Balanger..
If anyone knows either of them or served with them please
contact me.

Keywords: LSMR 401 1948-1949



Entry: 74893
Subject:

Connie Baker Kilpatrick wrote on May 31, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I think my brother served on this ship.I think he was a flag man. Can't remember so many years ago. His name was Junior Baker and he was from Bushnell Illinois. thanks He passed this year, about 80 years old. Just wondering if anybody knew him. thanks
think he was on the USSLSMR 405?

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Entry: 73260
Subject: SEEKING INFO

Rick Frejofsky wrote on January 23, 2010


City and State: TWINSBURG OH

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I've been searching for any info on the LSM-R 401 . My dad served on her late 44-into 45. If there is anyone on this site who can help us it would be appreciated. It would bring a big smile to my ole mans face. The Navy was a great source of pride for him and is one of the few things he still has any recollection of. Thank you.

Keywords: n/a



Entry: 69833
Subject: SERVED ON LSMR-401 LATE 40'S

Marcus Rees wrote on April 11, 2009


City and State: STRASBURG CO

Unit: ENGINEROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to contact any other living crewmembers.

Keywords: Went from San Diego to Kodiak Alaska on war manuevers.



Entry: 69247
Subject: LSMR-401

Dave Pawlus SR. wrote on February 23, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: WINNEBAGO IL

Unit: 2ND ENGR GROUP KIMPO AIR K-14 KOREA

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 68985
Subject: LOOKING FOR BILL INMAN

Virgil Powell wrote on February 5, 2009


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: COM LSR RON THREE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served with the Com LSR RON THREE Staff aboard the
USS LSMR 401. I would like to locate Bill Inman who
was the First Class Petty Officer, Yeoman. The ships
captain was Mr. Shaw. I served on the ship until she
was decommissioned. Got off just before she left
Sasabo, Japan for decommissoning. I had heard that the
ship had been relocated to Vitnam and renamed USS BLACK RIVER.

Virgil

Keywords: USS LSMR 401



Entry: 66542
Subject: JOSEPH I SMITH CGM2ND CLASS SERVED

Joesph Smith wrote on July 17, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Does anyone recognize these names and have info on the individuals?

Also, does anyone have photos of the moth fall fleet?

Keywords: Valaio, Youngblood, Don Foster, Don Stewart, Howard McElroy, Exective Officer, John Tabi and more. I have pictures of a few of the shipmates Josepth I Smith. We held a 401 ship reunion in Portland, OR in 2006.



Entry: 64820
Subject: LSMR 401 HISTORY

George Somerville wrote on March 20, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRANADA HILLS CA

Unit: LSMR SQUADRON 3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I SERVED ABOARD THE 401 FROM 1951 TO 1954 AND PUT HER OUT OF COMMISSION AT TOUNGE POINT, ASTORIA OREGON AT THE END OF 1954.

AT THE TIME THERE WAS A SMALL MOTHBALL FLEET THERE, BUT IT NO LONGER EXISTS.

WE SERVED IN KOREA IN 1951 AND 1953, AND WE WERE THE FLAGSHIP FOR LSMR SHIPS 401,403 AND 404.


ANY INFO I CAN GIVE YOU,PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

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Entry: 48254
Subject: MY DAD'S SHIP MATES

Brad Bray wrote on January 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEE'S SUMMIT MO

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just thought I would see if anyone knew or served with my dad. My dad dies in 1960 so all I have are a few pictures of him, his family and some military papers. Would be interested in any pictures of him, the ship or mates during his service. Thank you.

Keywords: John Bray served on USS LMSR-401 in Korea. He also served on the USS Medusa in WW2.



Entry: 31865
Subject: SHIPMATES

Marvin Delp wrote on February 9, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: WOODRIVER IL

Unit: 7TH FLEET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for anyone who was in navy on lsmr401 blackriver.or anyone who can help with contacts.

Keywords: i was in navy from 1948-1952.don't remember unit #.



Entry: 28748
Subject:

Tommy Tomlinson wrote on October 9, 2002


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: correction. My memory fails me, but upon further thought I believe the ship was decommissioned in 1954. In reading the several web sites about the 401 I find that it was "renamed" the Black River, but I can't believe it was the same ship as the 401. Any information on this?

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Entry: 28747
Subject: LSMR DECOMMISSIONED

Tommy Tomlinson wrote on October 9, 2002


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: LSMR 401 was decommissioned at Tongue Point, Oregon in 1953 and I believe it was subsequently sold for scrap. I was aboard the 401 from 1951 till '53. I was a fire control technician. I'm afraid I don't remember your father. What was his rate and rank? I too have been trying to track down information on the ship and it's crew. I lost the only small picture of the ship that I had and would love to get another.

Keywords: LSMR 401



Entry: 25854
Subject: LSMR401

Steve Stewart wrote on May 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: JASPER TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Gordon R Stewart, served aboard the USS LSMR401 and the USS Noble in Korea. He passed away 18 September 1998 after a two year battle with Parkinsons disease. We have found that the Noble was decommissioned in 1964 and given to the Spanish Navy where she served until 1980, we haven't been able to find out what happened to her after 1980. We are still searching for info on LSMR401, any help would be appreciated. We would also love to hear from anyone that remembers my Dad. Thanks... Steve, Jenny and Stephanie Stewart. stewart@datarecall.net

Keywords: USS LSMR401 and USS Noble







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