LSMR-409










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Entry: 91237
Subject: JAMES E. OXFORD SR. WROTE ON JANUARY 16, 2003

Harvey Eugene Brinkley JR. wrote on May 24, 2015


City and State:

Unit: LSMR 409 IN KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: If James Oxford is still visiting this board ... and is still interested in
contacting Gene Brinkley ... I am his son ... would be proud to provide you with
information about my dad, HE Brinkley Sr.

Email me at skipb@dakota2k.com

Keywords: James E. Oxford Sr / Shipmates with Gene Brinkley / LSMR 409 / Korean War



Entry: 89103
Subject: 2ND.. SILVER STAR MEDAL

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


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: LCDR. James M. Stewart, USNR, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second award of
a Silver Star Medal.

Keywords: USS LSMR-409 17, July 1951 C.O.



Entry: 67066
Subject: I WAS ON THE

Chuck Stenerson wrote on September 1, 2008


City and State:

Unit: USS LSM(R) 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was assighen to the 409 in sept. 55 and did a tour to korea by way of Hawaii, Midway, Sasebo Japan. We went to Inchon and Seoul (by bus of course from Inchon) then back to Northern Japan to Hakidoti (?)in winter, had ice removal details. Then to China to cover the remaining Nationalists removal from the coastal islands to FORMOSA. A jet was shot down over us during that time due to getting over the chinese mainland. China service medal for that. Don't understand why that's not in the total citations of the 409, I have a DD214 showing it. then to Buckner bay for liberty, back to Japan, Subic bay, Hawaii and HOME. Enroute to Hawaii, we were given a choice of losing a nites liberty or anchoring off the BIG island of Hawaii and watching Mauna Loua (?) erupt. We went for the Volcano. You can get drunk anytime, right LOL.
KUTCH

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Entry: 54891
Subject: LSMR 409 2006 REUNION IN BRANSON, MO

Fred Pfeiffer wrote on December 29, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREAT FALLS MT

Unit: USS CLARION RIVER LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Don't miss the next reunion in Branson,Mo. Four big days for fun!

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Entry: 39788
Subject: OVER THE SIDE

Gary Stafford wrote on January 6, 2004

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City and State: SUN CITY CA

Unit: LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served about 20 months aboard the 409. Battle stations were as loader for 20mm and the rocket launcher. I spent my 19th birthday underway. It took us more than 30 days to go from San Diego to Japan, with stops at Midway Island and Hawaii. Remember the gooney birds on Midway? Got a tattoo in Hawaii on the way over and one on the way back. They have made for humorous conversation the past 50 years. Some of you guys might be interested in knowing that I have been married for 48 1/2 years, have four daughters and eleven grandchildren. I went to college and seminary to study for the pastoral ministry (would you believe, old Giff a minister?) I served as a pastor for 19 years. For the past 17 years I have been a vice principal and guidance counselor at a large Christian high school in Riverside, California. Hope to hear from you, drop me an email.

Keywords: Giff, Johnny Bramhall, Pato,Jim Whittker, Simco, Shorty,Broom, two battles in Korea in 1953, R and R on Choto Island, Suffered enemy shelling, several wounded, shore raid party,



Entry: 36842
Subject: LOOKING FOR FREINDS OF CHARLES JAMES BOUSCHOR

Brenda Taylor wrote on September 10, 2003

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City and State: GRAND HAVEN MI

Unit: LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my Dad. He passed away may 29 1989 and I would like to see his name on the rosters for the ships he served on. I would also like any info on how to obtain the metals he was supposed to receive and didn't. My mother and I would like to see the family have them. If you can help please contact me at the above E-mail. also if you just knew him please I would love to hear from you. I would also like to find out what his rank was. I know he had something to do with canons as he was injured by one of the shells, but not sure what he really did. Thank you very much for your help Brenda Taylor and the Bouschor family.

Keywords: Jim Bouschor. served on the 409 from june 14 1954 to sept. 18 1954. also served on the Uss Twining, the Uss seminole and the Uss Titania



Entry: 36841
Subject: CREW MEMBERS FROM JUNE 14TH 1954 TO SEPT 18 1954

Brenda Taylor wrote on September 10, 2003

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City and State: GRAND HAVEN MI

Unit: HIS UNIT UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am interested to find anyone who knew him and could tell me his rank. Also The family would like to find a way to recieve the metals he never did. If you knew him please contact me at the above E-mail. I am his daughter and he died May 29 1989. I would also like to see his name on the roster for these ships. I already got him on the Twining. he was a good man and I would like to see his widow be able to see his name on the roster's of ships he was on. Please contact me so we can chat. thanks Brenda Taylor

Keywords: Chareles James Bouschor ( Jim) Served on the Uss LSMR 409 from June 1954 to Sept. 1954. he was also on the Titania, the Twining and the Seminole.



Entry: 35575
Subject:

Don Dodson wrote on July 17, 2003


City and State: LOS ALAMITOS CA

Unit: LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: BEEN IN CONTACT WITH JOHN AGUILAR, BOB ENGLAND,JOE BALLARD, JIM OXFORD, MARTINELLE,
ANYBODY ELSE THAT REMEMBERS ME CAN CONTACT ME AT THE WEB SITE OR BY TELEPHONE, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE,

Keywords:
SERVED ABOARD 409 FROM 1950 TO 1954 ,



Entry: 33304
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Robert Vasquez wrote on April 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Note Change E-mail address

Keywords: LSMR 409



Entry: 32698
Subject: LSMR 409

Joe Danielson wrote on March 11, 2003

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City and State: SPICEWOOD TX

Unit: GUNNERS MATE 2ND CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I too came out of boot camp in 1950 and was
aboard when recommisioned LSMR 409 and stayed on
board til I was discharged in 1953

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Entry: 31289
Subject: LOCATIONS AND REUNIONS

James E. Oxford SR. wrote on January 16, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKELAND FL

Unit: LSMR409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am trying to find out about any reunions . Also wthe here abouts of Gene Brinkley, S.O. {Hounddog}
Atkins, Roy Kirkland, O.H. Tuthill I keep in touch with T.J.Davis

Keywords: Was on the 409 when it was hit on June 05 1953 was trying to locate any one that was on the ship at that time



Entry: 25409
Subject: LSMR 409 KOREA

John Dalton wrote on May 12, 2002


City and State: PLATTE WOODS MO

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Dave Dalton, served in the Navy from
~1950 through 1957. The LSMR 409 was one
of the ships he served on as QM-2. I don't
know the details of Dad's service, but he did
receive a Purple Heart medal for a shrapnel
wound.

I happened onto this site out of curiosity - I
can't recall what "LSMR" stands for.

I'm an Air Force veteran, but fortunately, not a
wartime veteran.

Thank you and all the best,

John Dalton

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Entry: 24809
Subject: 11/52-4/56

David A. Maldet wrote on April 18, 2002

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City and State: DAVIDSVILLE PA

Unit: USS CLAIRON RIVER LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Member LSM/LSMR Association

Keywords: LSMR 409 November 1952 to April 1956



Entry: 24617
Subject: LSMR 409 HOMEPAGE MOVES

Fred Pfeiffer wrote on April 8, 2002

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City and State: GREAT FALLS MT

Unit: USS CLARION RIVER LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Webpage has moved to http://our409.home.att.net and a special Korea section is found there.
Thank you!

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Entry: 21676
Subject: LOOK FOR MUSTER LIST 51-53

Guy Epperly wrote on December 22, 2001

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City and State: FRANKLIN WI

Unit: USS LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: need to find Larry Snow and find where he lived
after discarge from the service. Larry was leading Electroned Tech. when wounded in 53'.
Guy Epperly

Keywords: Look for Larry Snow wounded in battle of June 5,
1953 on LSMR 409.



Entry: 12152
Subject: 1952 TO 1955

John Mueller wrote on October 4, 2000

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City and State: VALLEY SPRINGS CA

Unit: USS LSMR 409

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Someone out there call me! Lets talk about old times. I need info on reunions from 1952 to 1955 (USS LSMR 409).

Keywords: River Clairon, USS Toledo, Heavey Cruiser, John Walch, Bob Macgera, Chote (nickname), Broom (last name), Tabor brothers, Haselgreen, Don Yates, Aguilar (last name)



Entry: 6927
Subject: LSMR-409

Charles (Speedy) Morris wrote on February 12, 2000

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City and State: TULLAHOMA TN

Unit: GUNNER'S MATE 3/C

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would appreciate information on other members of
US Navy who served on LSMR-409 in Korea. I made
three trips to Korea and surrounding area from San
Diego. Two of those trip were on the LSMR-409 and
one trip on the USS Whetstone/LSD.


Even though I served on the Whetstone, my true love is the 409, because of
the time served and the experiences I was involved in on that ship. In
fact, the size of the 409 could have been accommodated within the USS
Whetstone.
From one veteran, I learned that near the end of WWII, they ate with white
tablecloths and plates. During my tenure on the LSMR-409, we ate the Œok to
good¹ food using metal trays at a table welded to the deck along with the
bench. From another veteran who served on the LSMR-409 during the Vietnam
era, we learned that our wives worked together at one time, although they
had not discussed our military service. He sent a good picture of the 409
during the Vietnam War. I ordered the book suggested by one. I have also
learned of the Alligator Alley and the reunion of LSM/LSMR¹s in Omaha in
September and my wife and I plan to attend.
My group made two trips to Korean waters across the Pacific and back
beginning with the spring of 1952. In June 1953 we were involved in a
battle with North Korea fire power while attempting to protect the islands
of Choto and Sok To. I had just been relieved at gun mount #42 and had
headed to chow hall. When the firing began, I grabed a peach, threw it in
my mouth, and ran to my gun mount. Six people were wounded during this
attack. There were other times of battle, but this is the only time the 409
was actually hit during my tenure. My third trip across the Pacific was
made on the Whetstone.

From an article in the San Diego Newspaper when we returned to home port;
³Purple Heart medals were awarded to six men of the Pacific Amphibious
Force recently.
The men were injured when their ship, the LSMR-409, was taken under fire
while serving off the island of Sok To, North Korea.
The 409 was bracketed repeatedly by shells from three enemy shore batteries
and sustained two direct hits during the 22 minute encounter. A direct hit
in the radio room wounded L. E. snot, ET 2. and J. H. Farrell, RMSN. A
second hit in the messing compartment wounded A. E. Westrope, Jr., FN, W. N.
Smith CS1 and G. E. Smith HMC.²

The Navy provided me the opportunity to travel to places that I would not
have seen otherwise. Some places might have been for the better if I had
not visited them.
Again thank you for your help. You have had many hours of joy to my life.
Each day has been interesting as your e-mails, US mail, or telephone calls
have arrived. Please keep me in mind, if you gather any news about the 409
or other interesting Navy or Korean War issues.

Respectfully,

Speedy Morris

Keywords: Nickname: Speedy
Battles: Choto and SokTo Islands
LSMR-409, until decommisioned
USS Whetstone







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