LST-802 Hamilton County


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Entry: 88877
Subject: ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE(GUAM)

Harvey Sitton wrote on May 11, 2014


City and State: NORTH HIGHLANDS CA

Unit: ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: 1948,Guam,runing the islands

Keywords:



Entry: 88370
Subject: SAILORS WHO SERVED WITH HERB YOST 1952-1954 LST802

Martin Yost wrote on February 22, 2014


City and State: AVON SD

Unit: 196TH MEB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father Herbert Yost served on the LST from 1952 to 1954. Looking for some past friends that might of served with him on the ship. Please contact me at the email address of martin.yost@hotmail.com.

Keywords: nickname was Sparky



Entry: 87341
Subject: WRONG DATES

Barry McKee wrote on October 4, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: my earlier message has the wrong dates. he would have served
during 1950.

Keywords: 802 LST



Entry: 87294
Subject: LOOKING FOR 802 LST CREW. 1944-1945

Barry McKee wrote on September 26, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: i'm a friend of Donald Wamsley who served on this ship. have
heard many amazing and crazy stories of the young men who
served with him. i'm sure he would like to hear from anyone who
is able to reply. i'm doing this as a suprise for him. if you
would like to contact Don just email me and we'll set something
up. thanks for your service!

Keywords: 802 marue. not sure of the spelling



Entry: 87270
Subject: LST 802: MAY-JUNE, 1952

Joan Pontius wrote on September 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Robert Pontius was a surgeon in the Naval Reserves and
wrote letters home while serving in the Korean Conflict.

The letters include:

1951- Bethesda Naval Hospital

1952
January -March:
Japan. Tokyo, Yokosuka. US Naval Hospital 2923

1952 March-April: LST 914

1952 May-Sept: LST 802 and 14th Field Hospital North of Pusan.

I am eager to make contact with anyone who may have overlapped
with his service, or anyone who could help me search archives for
news or photos that would complement the letters. I would like to
eventually get the letters in a book foo for my dad and our family.

Keywords: LST 914, LST 802, POW Camp, Koje-Do, Pusan, refugees, 14th field
hospital, surgery, US Naval Hospital 2923, Yokosuka Japan, Tokyo,
Robert Pontius, Keith Reemstma, Dr. Hall, Jim Brown, Dick
Spaeger, Bethesda



Entry: 86411
Subject: 1952

Daniel Trujillo wrote on June 2, 2013


City and State: RIO RANCHO N

Unit: HAMILTON COUNTY 802

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: CONTACT WITH BOYD SWEET

Keywords: USS HAMILTON COUNTY 1952 TO1956 GUNNER S MATE



Entry: 81082
Subject: USS HAMILTON COUNTY (802) STORIES

Bob Settles wrote on November 17, 2011


City and State: PALM COAST FL

Unit: USS HAMILTON COUNTY (LST-802)

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Eight stories about the Hamilton County are posted at
the website http://navystories.net. They cover the
period from January 1956 to May 1957: Hamilton County,
Load List from Hell, Wooden ships: Iron Men, Honolulu
Hang-up, Wardroom Rat, Typhoon T, Cumshaw Navy. Great
crew in the mid 1950s.

Keywords: Short stories, anecdotes, MSO testing, Typhoon, Cumshaw



Entry: 81080
Subject: LST 802 CONVERSION (HAMILTON COUNTY)

Bob Settles wrote on November 17, 2011


City and State: PALM COAST FL

Unit: HAMILTONN COUNTY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: In the fall of 1955 the LST-802 was cleaned up from the
Inchon operation and a major mission change converted
it to a minesweeper tender. The name Hamilton County
was added to the 802. As part of ComMinePac a loadlist
of minesweeping parts, helicopter spare parts, Clothing
and general stores were all added to the ship's support
mission to minesweepers (MSOs). I was its first
operational supply and disbursing officer (1956-57) and
V.W. Weatherby was the first commanding officer of the
Hamilton County after its conversion. The tank deck
was literally filled with minesweeping parts from deck
to overhead, and our first accomplishment was to
inventory and locate roughly where the parts were on
the tank deck. Following a harrowing trip to the
Western Pacific in 1956 it was home ported in Sasebo.

Keywords: LST-802 conversion to Hamilton County, Mission change



Entry: 76183
Subject: SHIPS CREW

Leonard Brown SR. wrote on September 17, 2010


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WAS ON THE 802 1958-1959 WE MADE A GOOD WILL CRUSE ALL OVER THE FAR EAST JAPAN, TAIWAN, HONG KONG, KOREA, OAKINAWA, PHILLIPINES AND BACK TO SASEBO JAPAN. IN THE SUMMER OF 1958 WE WERE CALLED TO TAIWAN DURING THE CRISES THERE ON QUEMOY AND MATSU. I REMEMBER THEY WOULD FIRE ON ODD DAYS AND REST ON EVEN DAYS AND AS SOON AS EVERYONE GOT USED TO THAT THEY WOULD CHANGE AND FIRE ON EVEN DAYS AND REST ON ODD DAYS. ANYONE CAN CONTACT ME AT LBROWN002@BAK.RR.COM WE WERE IN MINE SQUADRON 3 OUT OF SASEBO JAPAN.

Keywords: CHARLIE BROWN, SASEBO JAPAN, TAIWAN, QUEMOY, MATSU, USS HAMILTON COUNTY LST 802, MIKE ARTHOFER JAMES READER JERRY WEBSTER LES BROWNING



Entry: 74624
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIP MATES

Charles Vittitow wrote on May 8, 2010


City and State: IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ANY ONE ON THE 802 FROM LATE 1956 TO EARLY 1958.

Keywords:



Entry: 64917
Subject: LST 802 - 1952

Richard Hindman SR. wrote on March 25, 2008


City and State: PORT O'CONNOR TX

Unit: AMPHIBIAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the 802 - boarded in San Diego May 52 - wet net training in Hawaii. Next stop Sasebo, Japan, then on to Korea, was transfered off ship is Sasebo February 1953 when turning the ship over to the Korean Navy/and/or Japan.

Keywords: Korea 1952 - Frank Gilpin - Fred Hindman - Boyd Sweet - Benny Baca - Jim Hazlet Rudy - Silva



Entry: 61848
Subject: WE NEED YOUR HELP! RE: USS HAMILTON COUNTY LST-802

Lisa Hagar wrote on August 2, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am a Paralegal with the Law Offices of LeBlanc and Waddell, LLP in Dallas, Texas. We represent Mr. Cleveland J. Alleman, Jr in an asbestos exposure lawsuit. I am hoping to contact former shipmates onboard the USS Hamilton County LST-802 that might recall working with or around our client, Cleveland J. Alleman, Jr.

Mr. Alleman was a seaman apprentice on board the USS Hamilton County LST-802 from 1959-1960. Please respond and let me know if you recall our client from your time onboard the ship.

Thank you for your assistance on this case. Please feel free to contact me at 1-800-805-9799 or via email at lhagar@splaw.com

Lisa Hagar,
Paralegal,
LeBlanc and Waddell, LLP,
lhagar@splaw.com

Keywords: USS HAMILTON COUNTY LST-802



Entry: 56481
Subject: USS HAMILTON COUNTY LST 802

Chuck Kowalsky wrote on March 31, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: onbard 57-60 - great ship and crew. Recall the Matsu Islands crisis, Taiwan Straits transit in typhoon...the Hong Kong trips. Dennis Johnson, the other Johnson, RMC Allen, RMC Perez (81 now in New Mexico). Leroy Ackerman (deceased)RM1 Ernie Gauthier, PN DeAngelous, interested in contact with old shipmates.
Many fond memories of Sasebo. Still a beautiful town.

Keywords: Ski, Gohan, Dennis Johnson, the other Johnson, RM1/RMC Leroy Ackerman (deceased) RMC Allen, RMC J. Perez (81 now and living in New Mexico).. McKnight, Stroud.



Entry: 52780
Subject: LST 802 USS HAMILTON COUNTY

Frederick MacKintosh wrote on August 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LARAMIE WY

Unit: H - S CO., 3RD BN, 1ST REG, 1ST MARINE DIV

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: WE FINALLY GOT STARTED and IN ROUTE FOR THE INCHON LANDING, ON SEPT., 15, 1950..I DON'T KNOW IF THE HAMILTON COUNTY LST #802 WAS/IS THE SAME LST 802 I WAS ON. IF SO, WHAT STATE IS THE "HAMILTON COUNTY" NAMED FOR ??? WHEN I WAS ABOARD THE 802 IT HAD BEEN USED BY THE JAPS TO HAUL CATTLE and IT SMELLED LIKE IT !!! ALSO, I STILL HAVE A ORIGINAL COPY OF THE "D-Day Edition" NEWS, FROM OUR BATTALION COMMANDER TO THE CAPTAIN AND CREW OF LST-802.. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THIS, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.

MANY THANKS FOR ANY and ALL INFO CONCERNING LST-802

SEMPER FI,
fred mackintosh

Keywords: INCHON LANDING,SEPT.,15, 1950 ... WE WERE LOADED ABOARD LST 802 (DID NOT KNOW THE LST'S NAME @ THAT TIME)@ KOBE,JAPAN and HEADED TO KOREA FOR THE INCHON LANDING. WHILE IN ROUTE, WE WERE IN A TYPHOON FOR UNKNOWN HOURS/DAYS. ALSO, THE LST MOTOR QUIT SEVERAL TIMES and WE HAD TO BE PULLED BY DEEP SEA TUG TO RUN AGAIN...



Entry: 47677
Subject: JUST CURIOUS

Samie Davis wrote on December 23, 2004


City and State: DELHI LA

Unit: MINE PAC 3 (?)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I left the ship in Japan (to be discharged in May 1955) and curious as to its condition.
Checking on Dan T.,Ben Baca,Dave ( my men).

Keywords: guns,dave,magoo



Entry: 46457
Subject: 728TH MP BN, PUSAN KOREA 1958-1959

John Kinane wrote on October 25, 2004


City and State: ROCHESTER NY

Unit: 'A' CO, 728TH MP BN,HIALEAH COMPOUND

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am seeking, and would appreciate any contacts with former military that served at Hialeah Compound with the 728th MP Bn in Pusan Korea from 1958-1959. I would also appreciate any available photo's from that time period and location.

Keywords: Pusan, PX Street, Hialeah Compound, AFKN Pusan,Col. Rossing



Entry: 39303
Subject: ANYONE SERVING 1952-1955

Bruce Brown wrote on December 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: UBLY MI

Unit: ENGINEERS AUXLIARY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for V.Goeke,Brad May, William Mitch,Bob Conley, or anyone remembering some of that young good life.

Keywords: USS LST 802 West coast and japan or Korea 1952 through 1955



Entry: 39301
Subject: ANYONE SERVING L952 THRU L955 THRY

Bruce Brown wrote on December 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 39300
Subject: ANYONE SERVING L952 THRU L955 THRY

Bruce Brown wrote on December 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 39299
Subject: ANYONE SERVING L952 THRU L955 THRY

Bruce Brown wrote on December 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 36004
Subject: LST 802 1958/1959

Michael J. Arthofer wrote on August 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PEOSTA IA

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for contact information for Jerry Webster, Jim Reider, Leonard Brown, and any other members of the Engineering Group from 1958/1959.

Keywords: LST 802



Entry: 29428
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED ON LST 1082

Marvin DeVore wrote on November 10, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRESHAM OR

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anybody serving on 1082 1950 to 1954

Keywords: LST 1082



Entry: 25875
Subject: USS HAMILTON COUNTY LST 802

Leonard Brown wrote on May 29, 2002


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: MINE SQUADREN 3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS ON THE LST 802 MINE PAC SUPPORT SHIP FROM 1958-1959 IF ANYONE KNOWS THE WHERE ABOUTS OF ANY PERSONEL FROM THE USS HAMILTON COUNTY LST 802 DURING OR AROUND THIS TIME FRAME PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT LBROWN377159339@AOL.COM THANKS LOADS JUST A OLD SAILOR LOOKING BACK IN TIME.

Keywords: NICKNAME; CHARLIE BROWN BATTLES; QUEMOY, MATSU UNIT; MINE SQUADREN 3 FRIENDS; JAMES L. READER, MIKE ARTHUFER, JERRY WEBSTER, LES BROWNING







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