LST-1084 Polk County


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Entry: 78590
Subject: SAILOR PASSES

Ken Masella wrote on April 14, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Anthony Masella was a crew member on the maiden voyage of the POLK in WWII. H edidn't tell me a lot about he tour but as he got older he would tell my sons. he went to many of the re-unions and i know his crew is getting smaller every day. on FEB 9 2011 he passed away and he joined his old crew.

Keywords: usn lst 1084



Entry: 63474
Subject: INVASIONS OF INCHONE AND WONSON

Lloyd Knight wrote on December 20, 2007


City and State: MISSOULA MT

Unit: NAVAL BEACH GROUP0 ONE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Keywords: I was a member of NBG1 at the start of the Korean War. We were called on to make the Invasion of Inchon, and after that we were the first on the beach at Wonson, which was an interesting time. Then We were called upon to supervise the evacuation of Inchon in Jan. 1951, this was a long and tiring time for all of us. I still remember my buddies and friends I made during the two years I was a member of this unit.



Entry: 41884
Subject: A MARINE'S SON

Ron Friedman wrote on March 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: In a discussion with my father (Phil Friedman)last week, he reminisced about his stint as a Marine who saw action in Korea and had served on the USS Polk.

I wonder if anyone here recalls service with my dad as I'd like to surprise him with any old war buddies information, perhaps email or a phone number if that is desirable. Thanks!

Keywords: Phil Friedman, USS Polk, Radio Transmission and/or Encrytpion Operator



Entry: 2192
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Frank Broz wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: USS POLK COUNTY (LST 1084)

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Founder Ron Jabaut (Ja-bow) Navy and I worked together for five years to complete the Remembrance Memorial For California Korean War Veterans. Dedication Day was 1 Aug 1998. Temp 95!

Our committee of four people fundraised over $118,000 to place 16 upright granite panels in a semi circle each with etched names of the 2,496

California Korean War Veterans who never returned to California. The location is the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, California. A federal cemetery that will be filled up around

2006 with only veterans/spouses. Doing a memorial? If your group needs assistance. ideas on fundraising and the like e-mail Frank Broz and I'll share what I can. Non Sibi sid Patrie--"Not for self but for country".

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