USS Maddox (DD-731)


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Entry: 93275
Subject: CHARLES V. GOUNER (GREAT UNCLE)

Zach Smith wrote on June 1, 2016


City and State: HOLDEN LA

Unit: USS MADDOX DD-731

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone that may have known my great-uncle Charles Gouner or anyone that was on the Maddox from 1951-1954. My great-uncle passed away in 2000 and I didn't get much info from him before he passed.

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Entry: 81665
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

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


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On May 8,1952, a F4U-5N aircraft Bu.No.124504 of
Squadron VC-3 off of the aircraft carrier USS Valley
Forge CV-45, was hit by enemy AAA fire, and ditched
in Wonsan Harbor. The pilot, Lt.(jg)Charles E.
Johnson,USN, was rescued by the USS Maddox DD-731.
WELL DONE,USS Maddox DD-731.

Keywords: F4U-5N-VC-3-USS Valley Forge-CV-45-Wonsan Harbor-



Entry: 71700
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW MY FATHER, MARVIN YEARY

Sharon Yeary-Walla wrote on September 22, 2009


City and State: CEDAR PARK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: His name is Marvin Yeary and he was on DD-731 Maddox during the Korean War.



Entry: 65069
Subject: E.W. ERICKSON, EM3, '53-'56

Ron Erickson wrote on April 3, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, Ernest W (Wally) Erickson, EM3 (always known as 'Erick', just as I was), served on the Maddox from '52 through early '56. He was aboard, in the ammo passing line for the forward gun turret when a shore battery, near Wonsan, made a direct hit on the gun turret. I believe either 1 or 2 of his close friends were killed in the incident, and Wally was seriously wounded in the leg and stomach. He was sent to a hospital facility for treatment, but was quickly returned to the Maddox for the duration of his enlistment.

My understanding was that they never did remove all the shrapnel, and he was in serious and constant pain until this contributed to his death in April 1959. Following his example, I enlisted in Dec '55, and served as an ET2 until Dec '59 (served aboard the Waxwing, MSF389; Ajax, AR6; Mataco, ATF86; and Aeolus. ARC3). I was always very proud of the example my 'big brother' provided to me. If there are any still out there that may have served with Wally, don't hesitate to drop me a short note.
Thanks, Ronald Erickson

Keywords: Action off Wonsan Korea, approx Apr '54



Entry: 64786
Subject: USS MADDOX SHIP'S CREST

Laurence McLeod Maddox wrote on March 17, 2008


City and State: NARA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Where can I see a public domain image of the USS Maddox ship's crest?

Keywords: 41 Commando, Royal Marines



Entry: 32983
Subject: WAYNE M. SAMS USS MADDOX DD-731 1950-1953

Rob Sams wrote on March 22, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father (Wayne Sams) served on the USS Maddox DD-731 from 1950-1953. I am sure he would be interested to hear from anyone who served with him.

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Entry: 31995
Subject: RADIOMAN 1955 - 1957

Howard Bright wrote on February 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PEARLAND TX

Unit: RADIOMAN 1955 - 1957

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for a friend on the uss maddox that was
in our desron

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Entry: 31742
Subject: INQUIRY RE MADDOX CREW 1950-54

Joan Paschal wrote on February 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: T.G. (Tommy) Temples is interested in making contact with shipmates who served 1950-54. Looking for Clayton P. Thomas and others who served with him during duty.

Keywords: Clayton P. Thomas; USS Maddox, Korea 50-54.



Entry: 30909
Subject: USS MADDOX REUNION

Jackie Allen wrote on January 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PELHAM AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS MADDOX FROM 1948 UNTIL 1953. I WOULD LIKE TO POSSIBLY HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO SERVED WITH HIM AND GET INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE REUNIONS. THIS IS VERY DEAR AND IMPORTANT TO ME AS I LOST MY FATHER IN 1997.

Keywords: J.D. SMITH EM-2 ELECTRITION
MOTION PICTURE OPERATOR BEST FRIENDS BENNY HAWKINS AND CARL RANDOLPH.



Entry: 29496
Subject: MILTON DETRO

Marcelo Detro wrote on November 12, 2002

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: my uncle was on the maddox during the korean war, i would greatly want to find any thing that would be realted to him at all....... any thing

Keywords: maddox



Entry: 28623
Subject: DD MADDOX 731

Darrell Crosser wrote on October 2, 2002


City and State: COTONWOOD AZ

Unit: COMMUNICATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 21349
Subject: RICHARD ST. JACQUES

Jennifer Kras wrote on December 9, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: EAST HAVEN CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was aboard the U.S.S. Maddox during WW2. I am collecting information about this with little relief. This seems very important to him and I would love to get some feed back. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Jennifer Kras
Jennibaby3@aol.com

Keywords: Richard St. Jacques



Entry: 13229
Subject: USS MADDOX DD-731 !953/1956

Gene Curless wrote on November 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LIBRAL MO

Unit: USS MADDOX DD-731

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS MADDOX DD-731

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Entry: 12309
Subject: USS MADDOX (DD-731)/KOREAN WAR

Thomas Wight wrote on October 12, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: USS MADDOX (DD-731)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother , who served aboard the USS Maddox during the Korean War, would like info. as to the wherabouts (or disposition) of the Maddox. Is there an organization or reunion schedule of this ship's former crew? (He says there was a bronze plaque installed in the ship with a list of all the WW II and Korean Wars ship's casualties - including his. The whereabouts of this would be of interest, also).

Thanks much. T.W.

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Entry: 4948
Subject: NAVIGATION DEPT

Joseph Clarke wrote on November 15, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: AMBLER PA

Unit: NAVIGATION DEPT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am interested in any reunions for either the Maddox or the Swenson.

Keywords: Task Force 77
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