LST-822 Harris County










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Entry: 89357
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Jody Balentine wrote on July 21, 2014


City and State: SEARCY AR

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather Kenneth Jerry Buchanan served on the LST-882 USS Harris County as a Gunners mate. I do not know much about his time in the Navy and am hoping someone here remembers serving with him. I would love any information that you can provide.

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Entry: 79709
Subject: JOE E. BRIDGES FROM NC

Lauren Crisp wrote on July 22, 2011

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City and State: MOUNT HOLLY NC

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandpa is Joe E. Bridges. He was on this ship in the 1950's during the Korean War. I am helping him archive all his photos and memories of his past, and we came across a ton of pictures from on the ship and in California. I am trying to find out who some of these people are, and what it was like for him over there. We are also doing a family tree, so I am trying to find out about what he was like back then. He still lives in Pineville, NC. Also, I found the itenterary from the ship on the day my father was born. It's dated 6 NOV 1953. I will be happy to share pictures with anyone who might have a connection. Please e-mail me! God Bless our country and the men and women wo fought for our freedom, and the ones still fighting today! Also, thanks to the ones who put together this site :)

Keywords: LST-822, San Diego, California, Pineville, North Carolina, Joe, Bridges, GrandPa Bridges, Korea, Japan, R.C. East Jr. 



Entry: 71659
Subject: NELSONHALL

Eictwite Eictwire wrote on September 18, 2009

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Nelsonhall

Keywords: Nelsonhall



Entry: 64457
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Chriss Green Green JR. wrote on February 24, 2008


City and State: SAN BENITO TX

Unit: DECK FORCE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Keywords: SdiERVED 1950 _ 1952 left in long beach,cal. for discharge chief boats hicks



Entry: 56017
Subject: LUCY SOWELL

Lucy B. Sowell wrote on February 28, 2006


City and State: FAIRHOPE AL

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My stepdad, Mason Britton, Jr., served on the USS Harris from 1950-1953. He was a LTJG and would have been in engineering aboard the vessel. I am just curious if any of his old shipmates out there might remember him. He is now 82 years old, living in Maine and very active in the local library. We would love to hear from any of you and God bless you all for your service to this country.

Lucy Sowell

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Entry: 54268
Subject: LST 822 HARRIS COUNTY

George Newberry wrote on November 24, 2005


City and State: FREEPORT IL

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: RETIRED-BUT STILL DRIVING SCHOOL BUS PART TIME TO KEEP
BUSY AND PARTIALY ACTIVE
NOT ABLE TO ANSWER TELEPHONE

Keywords: WW 2 MAY 1943 to MAY 1946 Admiralty Islands
ACORN 28 Motor Pool

KOREAN WAR SEPT.1950 to JAN> 1952 MOMM 3/c LST 822



Entry: 51991
Subject: LST 822 USS HARRIS COUNTY

Richard (Dick) Seiter wrote on July 12, 2005


City and State: ROCKFORD IL

Unit: LST 822

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hello from Illinois. Was surprised when I found this web page. Brings back a lot of memories, Woody, wasn't he from around the Geogia swamps? Sam Marsalisi, I remember about the time they announced sea stations you would be getting pale. Bill Crisp, same compartment didn't you have your trumpet and we would go ashore and you would play with some of the bands in the night clubs? , Al Friedman, got married while on leave. The time we were caught in typhoon Helen while in the Sea of Japan. Running aground of the sand bar while in IndoChina going up the river to evacuate that Army. Would like to hear more from you. Your idea of a reunion sounds good Sam.

Keywords: LST 822



Entry: 50811
Subject: ON BOARD 1950--1952

Frank Malora wrote on May 13, 2005

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City and State: NORTHVALE NJ

Unit: EN3

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 50810
Subject: RECOMMISSION IN NOV. 52

Frank Malora wrote on May 13, 2005

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City and State: NORTHVALE NJ

Unit: EN3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Good Ship and good crew still in touch with some.Also meet at reunion. LST



Entry: 48931
Subject: LST 822

Bill Crisp wrote on February 14, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: LST 822

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the 822 from 1953 until she was decommissioned in I think sometime in "55. Some of the most unforgettable characters I've met were on that little bucket. At this writing I don't remember all their names, but I can see their faces clearly. I remember Ken Mollenauer, Phil Crowe, Benoit, I don't recall his first name,Merrick, and too many to mention. I remember Fats and I also remember the time Ken wrote about him coming back to the ship so drunk he had to be hoisted aboard. He was a big man. His name was Gorman wasn't it? Our CO when I came aboard was B. B. Witham and I recall the time he issued a rather flowerey epistle to the crew and I was doing a bit of a parody of it in the radio shack and he was standing right behind me:not a great career move, but his only comment was, "You never know what you're going to hear on this bucket. I don't recall the name of our last CO or the exec. but I remember Mr Bob East, went on liberty with him a couple of times. He once told me officers were no fun to party with. I blame my poor memory on the stroke I suffered a few years ago. I don't remember what I blamed it on before that. If any of you guys remember me I'd love to hear from you. All the best, Bill Crisp

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Entry: 46668
Subject: SON OF 822

Norman Owen wrote on November 4, 2004

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in communications on LST 822 around 50-52. His
name was Henry Owen. He passed away in 1990. Today I came
across a group of letters he wrote to my mother while serving on
822. They really made the past come alive. He seemed to like
the crew very much. He mentioned Dan Payne,Charles Fox,Dave
Berg, Don Simonds,Tom Perrymon and Stan Kocon.He told the
story of when he and Stan Kocon got drunk at the Royal
Hawaian, rounded up some frogs and dumped them through
the porthole of the officers mess.If any of you remember my
father I would love to hear from you.

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Entry: 46626
Subject: JUNE 1944 - JUNE 1946

Jan Borowicz wrote on November 2, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to surprise my father, John Louis McNett at Christmas with some information and contacts from his days in the navy. He served on the LST 822 sometime during June 1944 and June 1946. Most of the time on the ship he was a cook.

Keywords: LST 822 June 1944-June 1946
occupied Japan



Entry: 43633
Subject: LST 822 1951 THRU 54

Jose Trujillo wrote on June 7, 2004

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City and State: LAS VEGAS NM

Unit: LST 822

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served from 1950 thru 1954

Keywords: Ship Electrician



Entry: 43458
Subject: ORIGNAL CREW MEMBER 1944-1946

Edward Warner wrote on June 2, 2004


City and State: VENTURA CA

Unit: LST 822

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

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Entry: 43457
Subject: ORIGNAL CREW MEMBER 1944-1946

Edward Warner wrote on June 2, 2004


City and State: VENTURA CA

Unit: LST 822

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

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Entry: 42865
Subject: 1944 TO 1946 /ORIGINAL CREW

Bob Mikes wrote on May 6, 2004

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Entry: 40112
Subject: USS LST 822[52 TO54]

Otis Boeck wrote on January 20, 2004

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I came aboard fresh out of boot-camp in early 52. I was going over some old pictures I had taken. I have old pictures of Boggs-Brubaker-Humphries-Allison and several more. I especially remember Fat's[I believe his last name was Gorman] Big man. He got me out the shower for my B-Day spanking. I just made BM3 when I had an accident and left the ship in early 54.

Keywords: Crew-LST 822



Entry: 39510
Subject: LST 822 YEOMAN

Sam Marsalisi wrote on December 28, 2003

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City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: US LST 822

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS IN THE 822 FROM JAN 1951 TO JULY 1954. IT WAS THE BEST OF TIME AND THE WORSE OF TIMES. HAD GREAT FRIENDS AND GREAT OFFICERS.
IF ANT Y OF YOU GUYS REMEMBER OUR FIRST SKIPPER, KENT MYERS, HE PASSED AWAY LAST MONTH.
THE WORST OF TIMES WAS GETTING SEASICK ON OUR FIRST VOYAGE OUT, BUT FINALLY GOT OVER IT.
HEY KEN, REMEMBER THE JAPANESE GIRL YOU AND STEPNOSKI SLIPPED ABOARD THE "T" IN SASEBO????
GREAT TIMING BUDDY.
I GOT LOST OF STORIES BUT WOULD TAKE ALL NIGHT.
I WAS ON THAT SHIP SO LONG THEY NAMED IT AFTER MY COUNTY HERE IN TEXAS "USS HARRIS COUNTY" WHIVH HOUSTON IS IN.
I HAVE A CONDO IN HAWAII ON WAIKIKI AND I THINK WE SHOULD ALL MEET THERE FOR A RENUNION.
CIAO
SAM MARSALISI YN2

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Entry: 38682
Subject: ET ON LST 822 51 TO 54

Ken Mollenauer wrote on November 24, 2003

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City and State:

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I remember that even on that little ship we still had our own little worlds. When I came aboard as an ET in Yokosuka the radio and radar shack were my center of activities. Later, I liked the conversations in the shipfitters shop. I wish I could remember the shipfitter's names now.
So many stories. Like the time "Fats" was brought back in the LCVP passed out on liberty and had to be lifted aboard on a pallet with the deck crane and lowered into the tank deck because he was too big to carry up the ladder.
The storm at sea where the spare stern anchor broke loose and started sliding back and forth, crashing into the rail and then the superstructure while ripping off the deck hatch over my sleeping compartment letting the water pour in. Bill Crisp was roused from sleep by the crashing sounds and ran from end to end of the compartment with the anchor noise onthe deck above chasing him.
Oh well, lot's more stories too.
Anyone else have some?
Ken Mollenauer

Keywords: LST 822 - Yokosuka, Sasebo, Hokkaido, Hawaii, Korea: Koje Do Prison camps, Mock Invasion of North Korea, Vietnam Red River Delta.



Entry: 30390
Subject: 1956-1957

Michael Bradshaw wrote on December 14, 2002


City and State: BOISE ID

Unit: LST 822, USS HARRIS COUNTY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Remember too many to name. I remember all of you.
We went all around the H. Isles, to Midway, to Marshalls.

Keywords: Mike, EM2, 19, Served USN age 17-21 1954-1958,
kiddie cruise, left USN from Coronado, EM1, battery shop. On LST's 859 and 822



Entry: 27321
Subject: LST 822 CREW

Samuel Clements wrote on August 2, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was aboard 822 from July 1952 thru Feb. 1956. Served on deck crew before becoming a quartermaster. Some of the guy's I remember are Bill Hagan (BM), Curtis (Bm), Sam Grimes (QM), Al Freidman (Radio), Dick Cueto (QM), Woody Woodside, Gorman. These are just some of the fellow crewmen I remember. Be nice to hear from some of you.
Sam

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Entry: 17926
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Frank Malora wrote on July 12, 2001

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City and State: NORTHVALE NJ

Unit: LST 822 FROM 1950 1952

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: LSt 822 I served from 1950 to 1952. We put it in commission in Nov 1950 in Bremerton Washington. I was En3

Keywords: LST 822



Entry: 16786
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Lionel Guillory wrote on May 26, 2001


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: USS LST 822

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from any cajuns from Louisiana I was from Lake Charles, enlisted Navy 1 Dec 51 in New Orleans, Boot camp in San Diego Dec 51 - Feb or Mar 52 Company 219 best of my memory. On LST 822 Mar 52 - Apr 55 I remembber Whitey of La. (Deck Force) Benoit RM2 , Trahan , Store Keeper

Keywords: USS LST 822



Entry: 14892
Subject: USS LST 822

Lionel Guillory wrote on February 10, 2001


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on LST 822 early 1952 to April 1955. Two times in Korea: August 1954 to Dec 1954 LST 822 was in French Indo China which is now Vietnam. I was in Deck Force looking for any Cajun from Louisiana. There was quite a few of us Cajuns from La on LST 822.

Keywords: USS LST 822



Entry: 773
Subject: 1950-52

Nelson Hall wrote on November 20, 1998

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City and State: LUBBOCK TX

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Comments: WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE AMPHIBIOUS LANDING SHIPS LST INFORMATION. I WAS ON USS LST 822 AND USS LST 1048 DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 1950 TO JULY 1952.

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