LST-503


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Entry: 92583
Subject: MAC, PINHEAD

Arthur Knowles wrote on January 21, 2016


City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit: USS LST 503

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Bob MCMillen - - was a rollerskating master, and he introduced me to a local girl from Hampton, Va at a roller rink in Newport news . Her name was Dorothy Yarborough, and
she has been my wife for over 60 years. Bob, if you can - - please give us a call at the above phone number

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Entry: 92582
Subject: LST 503

Arthur Knowles wrote on January 21, 2016


City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit: RETIRD

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard USS LST-503 from april 1952 until January 1953. SA, right out of boot camp,
& must know some of the guys listed. I went to the USS Burdo APD-133, and after that, I cross-rated to the Seabees, and retired in 1970 as an EOC. I sure would like to hear from
someone if they remember me, or would just like to reminisce about some of the tours in that
time-frame. Arthur S Knowles EOC USN (ret)

Keywords: Art, Butch I remember a 2nd class Boatswains mate named George Washington, who was caught on the anchor chain, & pulled down through the hawse pipe



Entry: 90007
Subject: LST 503 - SHIPMATE 1951 TO 1953

Tim Otty wrote on November 14, 2014


City and State: GERMANTOWN NY

Unit: LST 503

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: George Borromeo served in DECK onboard LST 503 from 1951-1953. Anyone remembering him or having information about the ship, it will make his day. George is my Father-In-Law and best friend!

Keywords: LST 503, Korean, Navy



Entry: 88865
Subject: WWII VET LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Mose Highsmith wrote on May 10, 2014


City and State: LELAND NC

Unit: LST 503

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am on vacation in Normandy and just found this site. My father served on the 503 on D-Day. He is in good health and would love to connect with any surviving shipmates.
Please email me if you have any into. Thanks.

Also, I just learned that France will award the French Legion of Merit to surviving veterans of WWII who helped liberate France, if application is made and participation can be verified. The medal will not be awarded post-humously. There is info available in the internet about how to apply... My dad is in the process now, and I am very proud of him!

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Entry: 79705
Subject: LST503

Donald Conway wrote on July 21, 2011


City and State: WEST PALM BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I served abord the USS LST503 from June,1951 until March 1952 



Entry: 64448
Subject: I SERVED ON THE LST 503 FROM 9/30/50--9/7/52

Vito Accetturi wrote on February 24, 2008


City and State: NEW ROCHELLE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 51418
Subject: APRIL - SEPTEMBER 1951

Don Conway wrote on June 9, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the LST 503 from April to September, 1951

Keywords: LST 503



Entry: 50889
Subject: LST 593

Sam Hurwitz wrote on May 16, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: COATESVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on LST 503 the first part of 1946 in China - kowloon to Manchuria with Chinese Nationalist troops. We then went to Sub Bay, PI where everything was removed - most simply thrown over the side, and it was supposed to be given to the Philipping government on July4, 1946. Was it? I can't say for sure, but that was the plan as we stripped her clean.

Sam Hurwitz

Keywords: deck ape



Entry: 37330
Subject: LST-503 SHIPMATES

Dennis Blocker wrote on October 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HELOTES TX

Unit: LST-503 GRANDPA

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for shipmates of my grandfather who served on the 503 during World War two and anyone that has a picture of the 503 as it would make his day and mine (his grandson). Thankyou!
thanks to all who served ou country in World War Two and Korea you guys are my heroes!

Dennis

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Entry: 17956
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

William McLean wrote on July 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUGUSTA GA

Unit: USS LST 503

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Lst 503

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Entry: 17408
Subject: MR.

Robert McMillen wrote on June 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRISTOL IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Buford, I sent you an email because for some reason I couldn't find this site earlier, so this will be a duplicate. Sorry. My father, served aboard the LST 503 in the Korean War. My parents took a trip in February and one of their stops was the LST 325 in Mobile, Alabama. They were lucky enough to get a tour enve tho it wasn't done yet. They are thinking about going in September.

They do not have a computer at home so they don't have email or internet. I did some searching and printed off information for my Dad. He is now very excited to learn more.

Any information you could email me, fax to him or direct me to an internet site would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much,

Becky Rice (daughter)

Keywords: Mac, Pinhead



Entry: 14357
Subject: LST 503 IMPORTANT

Howard Johansen wrote on January 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: FRANCE, GERMANY, NORWAY, SCOTTLAND

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If you have any information about the LST 503 which sailed in Europe during WW2, please forward, or inform me, incare of Howard Johansen, at greenqueen4u@yahoo.com

thank you so much.

Misty King

Keywords: Judd- of Seattle; Ray- of Weiser, ID; LST 503



Entry: 10999
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Buford Mills wrote on August 13, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: NAVYSHIPLST503

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: NAVYSHIPLST503

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