USS McDermut (DD-677)


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Entry: 93594
Subject: DAD WAS A GUNMAN

Gina Harmon wrote on August 14, 2016


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA, SC

Unit: DD-677 USS MCDERMUT 1953-56

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Eric L. Fowler has told me several stories of his duties as gunman on the destroyer USS McDerrmut. He served in the Korean War from 1953-56.

If there is any shipmates who served with him or knew him..I'd love to hear from you. Perhaps you and he could get together after all these years!

He is and always has been very proud of his service in the US Navy during the Korean war. He turned 84 years old today, Aug. 13, 2016.

Keywords: Shipped out of San Diego, CA.....fought in the Phillapine Islands.



Entry: 93358
Subject: MCDERMOTT SHIPMATES IN WWII

Steve Nicholson SR. wrote on June 16, 2016


City and State: BLADENBORO NO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that served on McDermott during wwII. My dather was on ship from 1943-1945. Ship got hit by torpedo when my father was in boiler room. He went running up to msin deck on fire and to his suprise a Kamikaze hit as soon as ge hit main deck. This was his 20th birthday. Spent next twelve months or so in various hospitals. He was awarded a purple heart by Admiral Nimitz personally while in hospital. My father went to be with the Lord January 17,2016. He would have loved to have talked and conversed to a fellow shipmate. My father w a s a fireman first class. James c. Nicholson. (Jim or Nick)

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Entry: 77922
Subject: ANYONE KNOWING MY GRANDFATHER NORMAN KUHN

Greg Evans wrote on February 19, 2011


City and State: MISHAWAKA IN

Unit: 381ST MP

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Im looking to see if anyone served with my grandfather Norman Kuhn. He
passed away in 2006. He was very proud of his service and I would like to
know more about him as a soldier. I think about him daily and hope to be
half the man he was.

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Entry: 77534
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD'S SHIPMATES

Patricia Jones Randall wrote on January 20, 2011


City and State: PORT ORCHARD WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for shipmates who may have served with my dad, Tom L. Jones, Jr. He was a Chief Petty Officer aand servmostly aboard Destroyers, specifically aboard the USS McDermut, but also another destroyer which hit a mine in or anround the China Sea. We used to have a photo of the damaged ship, but it was lost in my parent' divorce. My dad died in early Noember 2010 and we're just trying to piece together information he didn't really talk about his 20 years if service very often.

Keywords: "Jonesy"



Entry: 77221
Subject:

Susan Denney wrote on December 24, 2010

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, William C. Denney, served on the McDermut during Korea. He was a radio technician and a Petty Officer 1st Class, I think. Does anyone remember him? Thanks.

Keywords:



Entry: 77087
Subject: P.P. CUMMINS

Mike Cummins wrote on December 10, 2010

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my Father Phillip P. Cummins. Aproximately 1950 to 1953. In particular one Harry Miller.

Keywords:



Entry: 76398
Subject: DD677 1959----1961

Don Meek wrote on October 11, 2010


City and State: CAPE CORAL FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 70143
Subject: WRECK

David Morgan SR. wrote on May 12, 2009

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City and State: KENNEDALE TE

Unit: USSMCDERMUT DD677

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: give me a call getting older by the minute i was on port lookout when n we hit the gregory or rather they hit some sailors dont know port from starboard SHE WAS SCRAPED IN 1966 BEST DD IN THE 7TH FLEET

Keywords: allday bros ted haight obrien alonzo moore kephart bros.



Entry: 70141
Subject: ANOTHER VETERAN HAS PASSED

Dana Bonfield wrote on May 12, 2009


City and State: MORAINE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Another veteran has pass from this world. He was a Navy man to the core. He was always so proud of his country. As an Auctioneer he always believed there was no way he he would sell a flag of The United States of America.

Keywords: James G. Bennett Jr.



Entry: 70068
Subject: PICTURES OF CHIEF ROBERT W HUST

Barbara Carmel wrote on May 5, 2009


City and State: LONG BEACH WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any pictures or rememberances to include in our family history of my Dad's service on this ship.

Keywords: Chief Bob Hurst



Entry: 67318
Subject: COLLISION

Ed Harville wrote on September 25, 2008


City and State: LAKESIDE AZ

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 66971
Subject: JOHN MEEK

John Meek SR. wrote on August 24, 2008


City and State: WESTLAKE LA

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WAS A GUNNERS MATE ABOARD THE MCDERMUT DD677 FROM SEPT 59 UNTIL AUG 63 AND WAS DISCHARGED AND GOT OFF JUST WEEKS BEFORE THE COLLISION WITH THE GREGORY. I WAS DISCHARGED WITH A GOOD FRIEND RICHARD NAGEL. WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR A WHILE THEN WE WENT HOME. I RETIRED AS A CHEMICAL PLANT WORKER IN 97 AND LIVE IN WESTLAKE LA RICHARD NAGEL RETIRED AS A HIGHLINE ELECTRIAN IN 2000 AND LIVES IN ONAWA IOWA I WORKED FOR A FIRST CLASS NAMED BILL BURT.

Keywords: JOHN MEEK GMG3 BUDDY MURPHY RICHARD NAGEL WE WENT ON TWO WESTPAC CRUISES AND WAS ABLE TO BE INVOLVED IN THE CUBAN SITUATION RIGHT AFTER THE 2ND CRUISE WE GOT TO SPEND A WEEK IN LOVELY DOWNTOWN BALBOA PANAMAL



Entry: 64019
Subject: SERVED 6\50 7\55

Walter Sosnowski wrote on January 25, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: EAST MARION NY

Unit: USS MACDERMUT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: vot ohara mike



Entry: 63230
Subject:

Donald Gray SR. wrote on November 29, 2007

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City and State: REPUBLIC WA

Unit: R DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: a frind tex orzack from texas we were ship mates and we work in r div we did work on bord are ship like good shipsmate shood do .then i got discharge in 1963
now i am retird from the place i work hear in the state of washington,i now live in republic washington doing nothing sence i retird in 1996 from school buss driver your truly DONALD K. GRAY

Keywords: DK dd677



Entry: 63229
Subject:

Donald Gray SR. wrote on November 29, 2007

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City and State: REPUBLIC WA

Unit: R DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: a frind tex orzack from texas we were ship mates and we work in r div we did work on bord are ship like good shipsmate shood do .then i got discharge in 1963
now i am retird from the place i work hear in the state of washington,i now live in republic washington doing nothing sence i retird in 1996 from school buss driver your truly DONALD K. GRAY

Keywords: DK dd677



Entry: 63228
Subject:

Donald Gray SR. wrote on November 29, 2007

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City and State: REPUBLIC WA

Unit: R DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: a frind tex orzack from texas we were ship mates and we work in r div we did work on bord are ship like good shipsmate shood do .then i got discharge in 1963
now i am retird from the place i work hear in the state of washington,i now live in republic washington doing nothing sence i retird in 1996 from school buss driver your truly DONALD K. GRAY

Keywords: DK dd677



Entry: 63162
Subject: SOLOMON JARAMILLO SONAR MAN

Chip Wyly wrote on November 24, 2007


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just looking for anyone who may have served with my father in law. Approx 1950-1953.

Keywords: JARAMILLO MCDERMUT SONAR



Entry: 63161
Subject: SOLOMON JARAMILLO SONAR MAN

Chip Wyly wrote on November 24, 2007


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: JARAMILLO MCDERMUT SONAR



Entry: 62100
Subject: USS MCDERMUT DD-677

Terry Hardwick wrote on August 27, 2007


City and State: WELLINGTON FL

Unit: ELECTRICAL GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I see a lot written about my ship, but I just wanted to be sure we were all addressing the correct spelling of such a fine ship that I served on in 1963 and regretfully we had a collision with another great ship called the USS Gregory. The spelling of the ship is USS McDermut unless I have lost my mind and maybe I have.
Correct me please if anyone has it right for sure cause I thought I did.

Sincerely,

Terry

Keywords: Stationed out of San Diego and wantd to know where the electrical gang was that I was so proud to get to know and work with.
Please anyone contact me!!!!!



Entry: 61984
Subject: USS MCDERMUT DD-677

David S. Morgan wrote on August 16, 2007

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City and State: KENNEDALE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I served on USS MCDERMUT 1961-63. Would like to hear from shipmates.



Entry: 61369
Subject: DO YOU KNOW OF GOFORTH - COOK ON SHIP?

LaDonna Goforth wrote on June 22, 2007

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My father-in-law is looking for old crew member of the USS McDermut. He has lung cancer and I told him I would assist him in this search.
He was a cook on the ship and his name is Donald J. Goforth. He usually goes by Don.
Ring a bell with anyone? He hung out with a guy named "Smitty".







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