USS McGowan (DD-678)










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Entry: 91532
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S SHIPMATE

Gary Eldridge wrote on July 9, 2015


City and State: MANASSAS VA

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD678

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Ralph Eldridge served onboard the USS McGowan between 1951-1952 or 53. He had a shipmate that he named my brother after, Jerry Shamrock or Shamrod. Very interested to find more info on him and talk to him if possible.

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Entry: 90282
Subject: DID MY DAD SERVE WITH YOU?

Nicole Bursick wrote on December 26, 2014


City and State: STREETSBORO OH

Unit: USS MCGOWAN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Edward Bursick of Omaha, Nebraska was on the USS McGowan around 1952-53. Looking to help him find others that were on the ship with him. Thanks!

Keywords: Daniel Sheehan of New York
Max Pedersen of Nebraska
USS McGowan



Entry: 90002
Subject: ANYONE KNOW MY DAD?

Roger Mckenzie wrote on November 13, 2014


City and State: SEABROOK NH

Unit: MM/FF

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on this ship he remembers the Chief Oscar Kwevanon
A big Swede . He forgot to take down a wire he used to dry his hats
The Chief came down the stairs, hungover wire caught him under the chin and flipped him over. He never found out.

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Entry: 84769
Subject: USS MCGOWAN DD678- ROUND THE WORLD CRUISE - KOREAN WAR

Anthony (Tony) Depinto wrote on November 21, 2012


City and State: SAG HARBOR NY

Unit: COMDESDIV 202 , 7TH FLEET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WISH TO CONTACT OTHER MEMBERS OF THE RADIO GANG and CREW
AND SEARCHING FOR BUDDY- FRANCES D'ARRIGO, RADIOMAN

Keywords: PATROLLED WONSAN HARBOR AND COAST OF KOREA
OPERATED IN NAVAL WARFARE MISSION WITH
BATTLESHIP MISSOURI



Entry: 76036
Subject: DAD SERVED ON THE MCGOWAN IN 52-53, HENRY HORN DOES ANYONE KNOW HIM?

Richard Horn wrote on September 5, 2010


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: DID MY DAD SERVE WITH YOU?

Keywords: MCGOWAN 678 HENRY HORN FRIENDS



Entry: 62418
Subject: LOOKING FOR SMOKEY HOLCOM

Sara Johnson wrote on September 25, 2007


City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi I am looking for my grandfather Smokey Holcomb real name A.L.
Holcomb any info greatly appriciated

Keywords: Smokey Holcomb around 1957



Entry: 62210
Subject: UPDATE TO MY CURRENT POSTING

Bion Blunt wrote on September 7, 2007


City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD 678

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: just bringing my information up to date
I would welcome contacts

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Entry: 57186
Subject: LOOKING FOR ROBERT CROW YEOMAN SERVED ON MCGOWAN 51-55

Harlan Ness wrote on May 15, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: EAU CLAIRE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on world cruise. Interested in hearing from others on that cruise.

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Entry: 55928
Subject: USS COWAN DD-678

Richard M. Allen wrote on February 23, 2006


City and State: BUTLER AL

Unit: 1165TH M. P. CO. RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for info., on uss cowan dd-678, her history in korea

Keywords: uss wisconsin bb-64, korea, u. s. army 1165th m. p. co. germany



Entry: 54578
Subject: RADARMAN

Robert Cadwallader wrote on December 11, 2005

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City and State: STANFORDVILLE NY

Unit: K DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Where are you?

Keywords: Donad C. Gilgan



Entry: 52802
Subject: USS MCGOWAN DD678 CRUISE BOOK

Sam Feronti SR. wrote on August 23, 2005

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City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD 678

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served aboard the Mighty Mcgowan as the mailman during 1954/1955. Went on a Northern European cruise while on board. A cruise book was published for that cruise, but I somehow lost mine. If anyone has any idea how I can locate one, please contact me. I would be very appreciative.

My email address is: iam9th@sbcglobal.net and my cell phone number is (405) 249-0429.

Would appreciate hearing from any former crew members.

Thank you very much!

Sam R. Feronti

Keywords: Buck Buckingham, Joe Caglione, Johnnie Schnell, Jess Garner, Ens K.J. Cowan, Tony DePinto, Charlie Black and many others. The whole crew was fantastic!!



Entry: 50669
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON NORMAN BROWN SERVED 1952 UNTIL ?

Helen Brown wrote on May 8, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 44390
Subject: USS MCGOWAN DD678-US NAVY - KOREAN WAR PROGECT

Kimberly Wood wrote on July 11, 2004

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City and State: BELLE CHASSE LA

Unit: MY FATHER'S

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please help me to find my Father's info.
He is still living, and we both want to know his shipmates.
He was on an aircraft carriier or a ship. I belive.
He wants to get in touch with his ship mates.
Thanks so much, if you are able to help us.
My Father does not have a computer, that is why I am asking you for help.
Once again, thanks so very much.

I need your help, please !
Kimberly Dykes Wood.
My Father's name is Emmett Lamar Dykes...they called him Jimmy.
Thanks again,
xoxoxoo

Keywords: Personal
Navy~~~~~1951-



Entry: 44074
Subject: USS MCGOWAN DD678

Bob McErlane wrote on June 26, 2004


City and State: PALM COAST FL

Unit: QUARTERMASTER 3RD CLASS

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My name is Bob McErlane and I Served on the McGowan from 10/1955 to 12/1958. I am currently building a web site for The McGowan and all of the men that served on her. Currently I have a listing that is about 90% accurate of all the men that served on her. I need more information about the men, their rank and dates served on board, to complete the listing. If you or any family member served on board and your name or their name is not listed please contact me for inclusion. I also would like pictures of the men that served on board, if you can scan the pictures and send them to me via email I will include them on the website. If you cant get them scanned themn contact me at simba_webs@bellsouth.net

The web site is http://www.ussmcgowandd678.org it is currently vacent as of this date June 26,04, I expect to have material on the site by the 4th of July 04. So if you are interested have a look see.

If you just want to talk to me about your relative, about the ships reunion activities each year, or what ever, just send me an e-mail, I promise I will answer each and every email that I receive.

Bob McErlane

Keywords: U.S.S. McGowan DD678



Entry: 40563
Subject: IPERSONELL ON USMCGOWAN WW

Harold Paul Jones wrote on February 4, 2004

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 39942
Subject: LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO SERVED WITH LARRY HOOVER

Cory Hoover wrote on January 13, 2004


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who served with my Uncle, Larry Hoover on the McGowan in Korea. Anyone who knew him will doubtless have some great stories for my family.

Keywords: USS McGowan, Skeet, Larry Hoover



Entry: 39801
Subject: MY GRAMPA SERVED ROBERT WALKER

Kenneth Bomhan wrote on January 7, 2004

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City and State:

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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

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Entry: 38081
Subject: USS MCGOWAN DD 678

Sam Feronti wrote on November 7, 2003

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City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was the mailman on board the USS McGowan DD678 from 1954 through part of 1955.

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Entry: 35367
Subject: ANYBODY OUT THERE REMEMBER JIMMY SMITH FROM DELAWARE

Thomas Smith wrote on July 8, 2003


City and State: WILM DE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 35366
Subject: ANYBODY OUT THERE REMEMBER JIMMY SMITH FROM DELAWARE

Thomas Smith wrote on July 8, 2003


City and State: WILM DE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 34973
Subject: ANYONE ON DECOM CREW

Lynn Kingsley wrote on June 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: STAFFORD VA

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD678

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to contact anyone on the decom crew. I was a Radarman 2nd Class and was aboard 59/60.

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Entry: 32061
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREWMEN WHO SREVED WITH MY FATHER HERBERT A HARTLINE

Herbert A. Hartline JR. wrote on February 16, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for possible photos or crewmembers of the Mcgowan that served with my dad. He spoke often of his time on this ship. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Herb Jr.

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Entry: 32059
Subject: DAD SERVED

Herbert A. Hartline JR. wrote on February 15, 2003


City and State:

Unit: MCGOWAN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If anyone served with my dad, I would like to hear from you

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Entry: 30342
Subject: FLETCHER DESTROYER BLUEJACKET

Robert L. Johnson wrote on December 12, 2002


City and State: GRANITE CITY IL

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD-678

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Have published a book, "Fletcher Destroyer Bluejacket," available at 1stbooks.com about my service aboard the McGowan from 1952-54 in Korea, on World Cruise, and NATO's Operation Mariner. Look for author, Robert Johnson at 1st Books Library.com for paperback or hardcover. Would like to hear from David Kelly, Bion Blunt, other Sonarmen and fellow shipmates.

Keywords: USS McGowan, DD-678 in Japan and Korea, World Cruise, Operation Mariner, 1952,1953, 1954.



Entry: 30309
Subject: 52-53

Robert L. Johnson wrote on December 10, 2002


City and State: GRANITE CITY IL

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD 678

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Bion Blunt, David Kelly, fellow Sonarmen, and other buddies.

Keywords: McGowan in Korea and World Cruise, 1952-53 and Operation Mariner, 1952-53.



Entry: 29911
Subject: MY FATHER PROUDLY SERVED

Beverly Petersen wrote on November 26, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORCESTER MA

Unit: USS MC GOWAN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello if anyone out there knows my father or was on the ship the same time he was he would be thrilled to hear from you. He was a Seaman 1st class his name is Martin Walsh. He is now legally blind and I know it would thrill him to no end to hear from someone. I would also like to thank you personaly for protecting our country and allowing me the freedom that I enjoy today. I am proud of each and everyone of you.

Keywords: Uss Mc Gowan DD678 from 1944 to 1947



Entry: 29202
Subject: FATHER WAS ON MCGOWAN FROM 58'-60'

Earl Griffin wrote on November 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: POLAND IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served On the McGowan, and would like to get in touch with anybody that recognizes his Name on this Message. When he first came aboard they put him in R-Div in the Boiler Room. He was a damage controlman. If you are intrested please E-mail me include your address and phone #
Thank You
Earl Griffin
PO 2nd Class

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Entry: 26468
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES - USS MCGOWAN DD-678 (1955-1956)

Joby Barry wrote on June 23, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for pictures of the crew of the McGowan 1955-56. Please contact me if you have any or know where I can locate some.

Keywords: McGowan Barry 1955 1956



Entry: 25942
Subject: LOOKING FOR BION BLUNT

Carlene Hirsch wrote on June 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BANGOR ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking to facilitate a reunion with Garth and
Bion. Neice of Garth. Carlene Hirsch

Keywords: Garth Gooding Aroostook State Normal
School, Presque Isle, Maine



Entry: 25555
Subject: DID YOU KNOW MY FATHER {EVAN B. CLARK}

Delores Evelyn Clark keene wrote on May 18, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my name is delores evelyn clark keene
im searching for any information on my father.
he was born in ,ky 1912
died in IRVINE Estill county 1978 buried in
CAMP NELSON,KY
i learned about my dad too late.
he was dead by the time i learned his whereabouts.
now i have death cert /my birth cer ,and that he was a navy veteran.
he was hit in the head with a baseball bat and never recovered from injury.im told.
i dont know if there are any survivors.
i do know no one attended his funeral.
he lived at 135 1/2 plum st irvine,ky in care of pearl tipton.
this was on death cert.
how can i locate a picture of my father from the navy?
ive never seen him,i never sa a picture of him.
i dont know what to do to locate information like this.
ive contacted everyone i know about .
the tipton lady deceased now too.
all i want is to find pictures of my dad.
can anyone helpo.
i have no knowledge further ,except he had a brother's [jack,jessie,virgil CLARK]
and sister gertrude clark fields.
she is deceased.
GOD BLESS for any help..
Daughter searching for who and what my father was.

Keywords: NAVY WW11 Veteran



Entry: 20861
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES

James Walker wrote on November 21, 2001


City and State: CATLETTSBURG KY

Unit: SIXTH FLEET USS MCGOWAN 1952-1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am James's son-in-law, Mike. My father-in-law is looking for anyone who served on his ship during 52 through 54. He would like to see pictures, contact friends and see if there is a reunion held. James is living in Kentucky and the information listed above is his current information. Please contact him directly or through this e-mail address.
Thanks - Mike

Keywords: Served on the USS McGowan from 1952-1954, close friends were Clyde Pettifield, William A. Stobal, David Weber, Don Manning and Robert Whitler. Nickname was "ol Kentucky". Position - Seaman



Entry: 17048
Subject: PHOTO'S 1953-54

Bion Blunt wrote on June 2, 2001


City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: USS MCGOWAN DD 678

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I have good quality photographs of the crew of
the McGowan by division. Would like to share
these with anyone who is interested.

Contact me

Keywords: crew group photographs 1953-54



Entry: 16933
Subject: MCGOWAN SHIP

Katie McGowan wrote on May 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: MY BROTHER WAS ON THE LIBERTY IN WW11

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am very interested in this country of ours, the things that have happened all through the years, the people involved here that built it into what it is today and the wars, the men who went to keep those like myself free, for which I am so grateful.

Keywords: My brother Harry McGowan served in WW11. He was in the Pacific fighting the Japs, he also went into the Philippines, was captured, came home safe, thank the LORD. Also, the Japs bombed the ship he was on and his best buddy was killed.



Entry: 13581
Subject: MODEL OF THE USS MCGOWAN AVAILABLE

Terry McGowan wrote on December 11, 2000

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City and State: CONROE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: To those who served on the USS McGowan and their families.......My father, Donald McGowan, recently passed away....For many years, his hobby was building museum quality models...One of his best WWII/Korea era models is a model of the USS McGowan..(many of his works were of the tall ship variety)...However, in settling his estate,I am offering for sale the USS McGowan....It is approx. 48 inches long,is enclosed in a glass case and is of the finest quality....It is my opinion that he buit the model from scratch(not from a kit)..making it a unique model....this would be an excellent momento for a family member to present to a former crew member...the price is $2750.00......It is a beautiful model and should over a period of time only become more valuable...I have photos availble...

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Entry: 12297
Subject: FATHER SERVED ON USS MCGOWAN

William Vollmer wrote on October 12, 2000

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City and State: GRAYSLAKE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: USS McGowan,DD678

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