LST-799 Greer County


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Entry: 94467
Subject: LST 799

Joseph R. (Joe) Schreiner wrote on March 27, 2017


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: MINE PAC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: To all LST 799 shipmates.Just noting my current E-mail address is; watin4kd@live.com. I would like hearing from anyone from the LST.I do have Fred Laceys e-mail address & send him things.I assume he's still ok.I also have Bob Keeners e-mail address & send him things but no reply.Good luck to all.

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Entry: 93515
Subject: NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Joseph R. (Joe) Schreiner wrote on July 28, 2016


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: MINE PAC-LST 799

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just letting ship mates know my current e-mail address.

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Entry: 91075
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 28, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to Lt. Trumond E. Houston, USN, C O of the USS Greer
County-LST-799, for heroic actions against enemy forces during the Amphibious Assault at
Inchon, Korea, 15 and 16, Sept. 1950.

Keywords: Korean War --- 15 & 16 Sept. 1950 --- Inchon Assault --- Red Beach --- USS Greer County-LST-
799 --- Enemy gun fire from Cemetery Hill & Observatory Hill --- N U C --- 9-Korean War Battle
Stars.



Entry: 86408
Subject: CONTACT OLD SHIPMATES

Howard Choy wrote on June 2, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLLEYVILLE TX

Unit: COMMANDER MINE SQUADRON THREE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: uss curlew ams 8, uss lst 799, uss comstock lsd 19, beach in
sasebo, japan (except for the curlew, the rest were served
as staff on cominron 3). I served as a personnelman from
6-1-51 - 7-8-52.



Entry: 82053
Subject: LST-799 HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on February 8, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The LST-799 was built by the Jeffersonville Boat and
Machine Co., at Jeffersonville, Indiana, on the Ohio
River, across the river from Louisville, Kentucky, and
commissioned 21,Oct.1944, at New Orleans, La. The
ship's radio call sign was: NGZX. LST-799 was in the
Pacific in WW-II, and on 22,Apr.1946, the ship was
decommissioned at Japan. With defense cutbacks, only
135 of 1,051 USN LST's were in commission. Shipping
Control Administration, Japan (SCAJAP), an occupation
agency over Japanese inter-island trade, operated 39
LST's with Japanese crews. Many of these LST's were
returned to USN control in the summer of 1950, among
them LST-799. LST-799 was recommissioned at Yokosuka,
Japan on 20,Aug.1950. Many of the LST's were in
serious state of disrepair. LT.Erwin E.Hauber, XO of
the LST-799, a former SCAJAP ship, stated the ship
was over-run with rats bigger than footballs, and
stinking with the penetrating odor of fish heads, and
urine. The crew performed miracles, to prepare the
LST-799 for Operation Chromite, the Inchon Landing,
taking some of the 5th.Marines into Red Beach, on
15,Sept.1950. LST-799 evacuated 3rd. Division U.S.
Army troops from Hungnam, North Korea on 24,Dec.1950,
and took them to Pusan, South Korea. In early 1951,
the LST-799 was overhauled, and equipped with
helicopter landing facilities, and assigned as a Mine
Squadron Flagship, where in addition to logistics, she
performed helicopter rescue operations, engaged in the
Korean Coastal Blockade, and participated in the
Wonsan Harbor Control System, under Rear Admiral
Doyle's TF-90. On 1,Jul.1955, the ship was named;
Greer County (a county in Oklahoma).The ship was
decommissioned 18,Jan.1960, struck from the U.S. Navy
records on 1,Nov.1960. The ship was sold to the
Federal Republic Of Germany, renamed FGS-BAMBERG(A-
1403). Was later redesignated as a mine-layer,(N-122),
and sold to the Netherlands in 1970. Final
disposition, unknown. AWARDS, CITATIONS AND
CAMPAIGN RIBBONS : Combat Action Ribbon*American
Campaign Medal*Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal(1-Star)
*WW-II Victory Medal*Navy Occupation Medal(Asia Clasp)
*National Defense Service Medal*Korean Service Medal
(9 Stars)*ROK Presidential Unit Citation*United
Nations Korean Service Medal-ROK War Service Medal.

Keywords: Inchon Landings-Hungnam Evacuation-TF-90-Wonsan Harbor
Control System-WW-II-1 Battle Star-Korean War 9
Battle Stars-



Entry: 78990
Subject: SHIPMATE USS GREER COUNTY, LST-799

Thomas (Dick) Scott wrote on May 23, 2011


City and State: WEST JORDAN UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I came aboard the 799 when she returned from Sea Trials after dry dock in late 1953. Served with my Brother Jack Scott. I will never forget the storm we hit just out of Yokusko Japan when the bow doors came open. I think we backed down into the storm for 2-3 days while pumping the shaft alleys constaintly. I left the 799 in January of 1956 and was discharged. Robert Wahley took over the Engine Room when I left the ship. Jack and I are still enjoying good health.

Keywords: Little SpudĀ 



Entry: 61736
Subject: NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Joseph R. (Joe) Schreiner wrote on July 25, 2007


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: PACIFIC FLEET MINE PAC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just a short note to my shipmates that I have a new e-mail address which is;watin4kd@msn.com.Best of luck to all.

Joe Schreiner

Keywords: E-mail Change



Entry: 61382
Subject: FRED HICKEY

John Louderback wrote on June 23, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Frederick A. Hickey, 75

AUG. 5, 1931-JUNE 22, 2007


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Frederick A. Hickey, 75, of 2212 E. Weaver Road, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at his home.


Born Aug. 5, 1931, in Wilmerding, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas William and Anna O'Connell Hickey.


He attended Westinghouse Memorial High School in Wilmerding.


He currently was employed as the corporate transportation provider for JLG Industries. He worked for JLG for the last 17 years.


He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the LST-799, which was the highest decorated ship during the war.


He was a member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown, Teamsters Local 992 of Hagerstown, and Teamsters Local 30 of Jeannette, Pa.


He is survived by his wife, Elaine Charlotte Aston Hickey, whom he married Feb. 25, 1955; two sons, Thomas W. Hickey of San Diego, and Frederick A. Hickey of Boca Raton, Fla.; and two grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elrose Finley and Ann MacGuire; and three brothers, Charles Hickey, Thomas Hickey and Danny Hickey.


Services will be held at the convenience of the family.


Arrangements are by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.

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Entry: 59901
Subject: DECEASED SHIPMATE

Joseph R. (Joe) Schreiner wrote on February 3, 2007


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: DECK FORCE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Note to all LST 799 shipmates;

Richard (Dick )Tunison,one of our officers that served on the 799 passed away last Oct,24,2006.He was the Author of the book; "One Ship two wars".He went aboard in Jan,1953 when we were in dry dock in Longbeach Calif, and served about 2-3 years until his discharge from the service.

Regards,
Joseph R. Schreiner



Entry: 55550
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ABOUT REUNIONS FOR LST 799. WAS ON BOARD 12-52 TIL 8-53

Leslie Toland wrote on February 4, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: IRVING TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: LST 799, AMS-26, DMS-38



Entry: 55097
Subject: LST 799 1948-1952

Dennis Bartkowiak wrote on January 9, 2006


City and State: PASADENA MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to get info. on ships service and awards given to crew. Found a site that lists at least (19) plus south Korean medal.He has some campain ribbons but no medals. Would be thankful for any help.

Keywords: Father served aboard LST 799, ran a LCVP at Inchon landings rate was BM3 (Frank Bartkowiak)



Entry: 52248
Subject: LST 799 GREER COUNTY - KOREAN WAR VETERAN

Mark Backus wrote on July 25, 2005


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My father (Joseph G. Backus, YNC (Ret.), USNR, served aboard LST 799 during the Korean War. He has told me that he was present on this ship at the Inchon Landings.

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Entry: 49021
Subject: LST 799 1957-1959

Jack (John Cole) Callaham wrote on February 18, 2005


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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Came out of Radio School and was stationed aboard the Greer Country from 1957 to 1959. Anyone remember the trip to Alaska? Storm at sea, welding the deck, running aground in SE Alaska? was RM2 Callaham when she decommissioned, now John Cole...changed name for radio show....

regards

Keywords: MSO division out of Long Beach...USS Firm ? others...



Entry: 46177
Subject: ANOTHER SHIPMATE LOCATED.

Joseph R. (Joe) Schreiner wrote on October 6, 2004


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: It's been nice locating and communicating with ex-shipmates from the LST 799.Some of you I've contacted and try to keep in touch with.I recently found that another ex-shipmate has registered in the classmates site under the LST 799.His name is,Roger Dierkes.It shows that he served on the "T",1951-1953.He was the executive officer when I went aboard in 1952.If he contacts me,I'm going to try and get him to sign in at this site.Good luck to all.

Keywords: Still adding more old timers to my list.



Entry: 44582
Subject: GREER COUNTY

T.A. Allen wrote on July 17, 2004


City and State: MANGUM OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Gentlemen,
Just found out that USS Greer county exsisted. The County would be intrested in hosting a reunion for her crew. We have a beautiful Resort on Lake lugart. Check it out as Greer Counties webb page. Let us know if we can be of any help with the next get together.
ta

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Entry: 44248
Subject: NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Fred Lacey wrote on July 4, 2004


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have a new e-mail address. I owe responses to some recently received . Now that I have a new internet service I will be able to respond.

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Entry: 42698
Subject: LST 799

Fred Lacey wrote on April 29, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROSEVILLE CA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Shipmates I rember: J.J> Tapscott, Jack Scott, Donald Noak, Joe Cessa, Pete Crawford,T.O. Brown and others whose names I can't rember right now. Iwas part of the crew that brought the ship back to Long Beach. Who can forget Typhoon Olive which we encountered about three days out of Sasebo on our way home. I'd be happy to exchange greetings old shipmates.

Keywords: I was on board 799 Jan '52 to mid-April '53 Iwas a throttleman in the main engine room. Also I was the engineer on the port LCVP



Entry: 36978
Subject: GOOD MEMORIES ON THE LST 799

Joseph R. (Joe) Schreiner wrote on September 17, 2003


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Korea,Japan, and liberty in Sasebo and Kobe.

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Entry: 36858
Subject: THE STORY OF THE USS LST-799

Dick Tunison wrote on September 11, 2003

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: For anyone interested in the story of the LST-799, a new book, titled, One Ship, Two Wars is now available from Great Circle Books, P.O. Box 7703, Edmond, OK 73083-7703. It's 549 pages with nearly seventy photos and maps. Appendix lists the names of over twelve hundred members of the ship's crew.

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Entry: 31220
Subject: LST 799

Dori Wiese wrote on January 13, 2003


City and State: SIOUX FALLS SD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: As a surprise for my dad's 70th birthday, thought it would be fun to see if there were any stories or pictures available from the LST 799. Dad served in the early 50's in Korea. His name is Ralph (Bud) Langrock, and I believe was a gunners mate. He came from Marion, South Dakota, and friends I've heard him mention were Jimmy Stansfield and Bud Seay. Would love to hear anything anyone has to offer from those days. Does anyone know of any reunions they may have planned?

Keywords: LST 799, Ralph (Bud) Langrock



Entry: 31218
Subject: LST 799

Dori Wiese wrote on January 13, 2003


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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 26860
Subject: LST 799 GRAY GHOST OF KOREAN COAST

Bob McElree wrote on July 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRAND PRAIRIE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to find shipmates, ship photos, stories about LST 799, serving in the Korean War with Charles "Pete" Crawford...nickname, "Craw". I am his brother-in-law. Replies appreciated. His time on board was between 1951-1953. Chief station-Engine Room.

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