USS McNair (DD-679)


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Entry: 89842
Subject: JOHN DAVIS - ET ON USS MCNAIR 1956-56

Joe Davis wrote on October 24, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My brother, John Davis, ET3, USNR, served on the USS McNair, 1956-56. I would like to hear from his shipmates.

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Entry: 82932
Subject: PLEASE HELP LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY DAD

Lisa Holt-Garcia wrote on May 2, 2012


City and State: FORT WORTH TX

Unit: 679

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I really don't have much information on my dad, I do
know that he was a cook on the ship and served in the
Vietnam war, his name is William Samuel Holt,goes by
Bill, he was born on feb.8th,1935,in
savanna/mcAlester oklahoma died 5/15/1982. SS#443-32-
0351
my parents seperated when i was young,i hardly got to
see my dad because we lived in texas and he lived in
oklahoma.
I'm trying to find out information on my dad,because
my husband is taking me to san diego in late June of
this year and I would like to see where he was
station at. If his ship is retired,and if its open to
see......Just really would like to know a part of my
dad,so any help that you can give me would be greatly
apperciated....again THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR
SERVICE,LISA HOLT GARCIA

Keywords: i have a picture of his squad..... flag on left side
that says 679,dated october 10,1952
W.L.Heitman QIYIC
US NAV.TRA.CEN.SAN DIEGO,CALIFORNIA



Entry: 75752
Subject: SORRY I NEED DD 755 JOHN A BOLE

Melody Edington wrote on August 9, 2010


City and State: N.CHARLESTON SC

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my dad john clark howard just past away,we need proff of
in navy and general discharge papers.thank you melodye
dington

Keywords: ship captain ,infor



Entry: 75751
Subject: DD102 ,JOHN A BOE

Melody Edington wrote on August 9, 2010


City and State: N.CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: john a boe,my father john clark howard just past
away,looking for all infor and guys on ship.thank you.



Entry: 75643
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Edward Kunkel wrote on July 29, 2010


City and State: HOMESTEAD FL

Unit: USS MCNAIR DD679

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: would like to find shipmates who sailed on the mcnair on her around the world cruise and in the korean war. also on the med cruise with the midshipmen to oslo norway and scotland and ireland. looking for bill hall, frank duffy,calvin giddens,allfrom the fwd eng room who served from 52 to 56 on the mcnair



Entry: 74836
Subject: WORLD CRUISE BOOK

Don Waterhouse wrote on May 28, 2010


City and State: PALM BAY FL

Unit: DD 679

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I'm interested in getting a copy of the World Cruise Book. If someone has one and can have it copied I will pay for it. Thanx, Waterhouse



Entry: 72227
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charles McClure wrote on November 6, 2009


City and State: DETROIT MI

Unit: DESDIV 202

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the USS McNair from 1955-1959. I worked in
the boiler room and was a ship's cook and ship's baker.
Originally from Somers Point, NJ, and now living in
Detroit,I am looking for any and all of my shipmates to
reminisce with and share memories of our cruises before I
leave this earth. It would mean a lot to me.

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Entry: 70208
Subject: USS MCNAIR DD679

Norman Johnson SR. wrote on May 17, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: SODDY DAISY TN

Unit: USS MCNAIR DD679

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: did around the world tour I in #1 fire room What a blast.. Dry dock in Yokuska Japan knocked sonar off of . ship.will add more if any iinterested

Keywords: SERVED ABOARD 1951 ----1954



Entry: 66580
Subject: ROY ANDREW STANDARD

Raymond Standard wrote on July 20, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: VALLEJO CA

Unit: B-2-78

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My dad, Roy Andrew Standard, served aboard the USS McNair during the Korean War. He was a Radarman 2nd Class.

Keywords: USS McNair(DD-679)



Entry: 61933
Subject: MY FATHER, USS MCNAIR / USS IOWA 1952-1955

Sandra Heuckroth wrote on August 11, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have had the fortunate adventure and continue to read of the unbelievable experiences my father had in the Navy from 1952  1955 through the letters he wrote home as often as he was able to and with as much money as he could afford to help his widowed mother and three siblings.

When my father and mother divorced I was fortunate enough to claim 48+ letters my 17-20-year-old-father wrote to his mother chronicling his first adventure out of Wisconsin and traveling around the world. Each time they are read, new and overwhelming stories emerge and I have decided, as a novelist, to weave them into my next novel. As such, I have begun researching all things concerning the 1950s, the Korean war, Naval ships and the political and economical times that shaped my fathers unwavering and financial determination to join the Navy at aged 16 and to venture for the first time beyond the farm lands of the midwest.

Besides his letters, I also have The Keel  United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes Illinois, Co. 25, 1952 yearbook as well as The Bluejackets Manual, 14th edition published by the United States Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland in 1950. I am planning on visiting the USS Iowa in Vallejo, CA in 2 weeks and have studied many battleship manuals in preparation.

I would love to hear from anyone who has any information about the life aboard Naval vessels between 1952 and 1955 and am more than happy to share what I have from my father through these textbooks and his private postings.

Keywords: USS McNair (DD-679)
USS Iowa (BB-61)



Entry: 53754
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS OF USS MCNAIR 56-60

Michelle Connerton wrote on October 25, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my grandfather, Richard Weischedel, I believe he served from 56-60. He passed in 1999. I would like to know more about my Pop and his Navy years. I would like to keep a record for his Great Grand Children. Please, if anyone served with him, Please email me or even call me Thanks so much!

Keywords: USS McNair



Entry: 44580
Subject: A FINE BUNCH OF MEN!

Linda Weischedel wrote on July 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad: Richard B. Weischedel served on the USS McNair in the Korean War. He passed away on May 28 1999 of Lung Cancer. With the stories he has told me growing up I learned about the Navy, it's tactics, the lingo, and the nicknames of certain parts of a ship. Oh and something cute, I learned real quick not to call or refer to the McNair as a BOAT! I would like to share with his shipmates on how he complimented you all on being a fine bunch of men.

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Entry: 43712
Subject: ALBERT DUSO JR (BOBBY)

Alice Scherer wrote on June 11, 2004


City and State: OREGON CITY OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would love to communicate with anyone who knew my Uncle Bobby Duso from the ship the USS McNair.

Keywords: USS McNair, DD-679, Bobby Duso,



Entry: 43711
Subject: HENRY (HANK) SCHERER

Alice Scherer wrote on June 11, 2004


City and State: OREGON CITY OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would love to communicate with anyone who knew my dad or my Uncle Bobby Duso from the ship the USS McNair. I am especially interested in talking with anyone who might have worked with my dad in the boiler rooms, who might have gone on shore leave with my dad, or who remembers the story of my dad falling overboard from his ship during rough seas.

Keywords: USS McNair, DD-679, Korean War, pipefitter, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, mesothelioma, asbestos, shore leaves, Mediterranean, Algiers, Greece, Japan, Albert Duso, Bobby Duso,



Entry: 28232
Subject: USS MCNAIR DD679

Everett Jarvis wrote on September 13, 2002


City and State: KYLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: LOOKING TO CONTACT FORMER SHIPMATES WHO SERVED ON THE McNAIR AT THIS TIME EVERETT JARVIS TM3 AT THIS TIME

Keywords: FORMER CREW OF THE McNAIR FROM 1958 TO 1962



Entry: 26130
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Gordon M. Huddleston wrote on June 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOSTON GA

Unit: FIRE CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am interested to find old shipmates in Orlando, Florida, area.

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Entry: 17519
Subject: VISCOSI, VITO E.

Roman Fromm wrote on June 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to locate one of my old shipmates,
Vito E. Viscosi. We served in Korea (1952)

Keywords: U,S.S. McNair



Entry: 17501
Subject: U.S.S. CRESTVIEW HULL #895

Derrick Young wrote on June 22, 2001


City and State: SPRINGFIELD OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My dad Paul Floyd Young Lt.jg (Deceased 5/5/1972) served on and commanded Crestview in mid 1950's stationed in Key west Florida. Registers indicate this hull number was never completed but I have a picture of it underway on patrol. He also served on U.S.S. Mcnair DD679 during Korea war. Anyone who knew my dad on either of these ships or attended Annapolis with him (1952 +/-) Please let me know. He has three sons and a daughter who would love to learn more about him. Thanks Derrick Y.

Keywords: U.S.S. Crestview Hull Number 895



Entry: 13357
Subject: HAT

Thomas McFadden wrote on November 29, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTHFIELD NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 12693
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON USS MCNAIR

Tony McNair wrote on November 2, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am distantly related to Admiral McNair, for whom USS McNair was named and I'm interested in any information, recollections or pictures that anyone might have regarding this ship. I have been on USS Kidd at Baton Rouge, a near sister, but I'm looking for experiences or pictures regarding McNair.

Thanks

Tony McNair

Keywords: USS McNair



Entry: 9989
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Edward V. Kunkel wrote on July 1, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MIAMI FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for men who served aboard the McNair from Jan.1952 to Jan. 1956. My Father served during this time and would like to get in touch with some old friends.

Edward-Jude Kunkel

Keywords: DD-679 USS McNair







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