USS Merapi (AF-38)










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Entry: 88431
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Kimberly Dominguez wrote on March 2, 2014


City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit: USS MERAPI

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Raymond J. Toland, served on the Merapi from mid-1957 until its decommissioning. He passed away in 1986. I am looking for any information from his time aboard the Merapi. If anyone served with him, or maybe is a family of someone who knew him, I would appreciate anything you could share about him. He passes when I was only a child and I know very little about his years in the service. Thank you.

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Entry: 86450
Subject: IN MEMORY OF MY HERO

Joe Blount JR. wrote on June 6, 2013


City and State:

Unit: AF-38

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, LTJG Allan Blount proudly served on the USS Merapi starting in 1952.
Joining the Navy right after graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in
accounting he was the ships paymaster. He passed on in June 2007.

Keywords: USS Merapi AF-38



Entry: 66507
Subject: I HAVE A SCANNED PICTURE OF THE MERAPI

Ronnell Berwick wrote on July 15, 2008


City and State: BEAUMONT TX

Unit: USS MERAPI AF-38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have a scanned picture of the Merapi. I will be happy to e-mail it to anyone who wants it.

Keywords: Hamilton, Starnes, Reed, all from the Merapi



Entry: 62846
Subject:

Stephen Colvin wrote on November 4, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad Warren Colvin BM3 served on the Merapi in the early 50's and I was curious to see if anyone had memories of him. Stephen W. Colvin

Keywords: personal friends



Entry: 61481
Subject: LOOKING FOR LEON BUCK YN2

Barry Drufner SR. wrote on July 1, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: LACOMBE LA

Unit: USS MERAPI AF38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Searching for Leon Buck YN2 USNR who served aboard the
Merapi until June/July 1952.
I believe he was a Funeral Director by trade
somewhere in the Northeast.He is married with children.
Any info concerning him will be appreciated

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Entry: 58157
Subject: HENRY O. TOUPS, III

David Toups wrote on July 20, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad was on the Merapi in the early 50's and I was just trying to get some information to read to him. He has had 2 brain tumors removed and has recently lost his eye sight. The memories he "SEES" is of Mare Island and the Merapi. Any information would be GREAT!
Thanks!

David Toups

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Entry: 57335
Subject: MERAPI IN 1956 OUT OF PEARL

Mark Baratta wrote on May 26, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Lt. Alfred Baratta, now passed, served on the Merapi out of Pearl @1956. I was a youngster at Punahou School then. We lived in Naval Housing, NHA3 I believe.
I still have glass slides he took on a trip to Enowetok
though I cannot find the movies he took of the Equator crossing on one of the trips.
Does anyone remember that time on the Merapi?
Please let me know.
Thank you,
Mark Baratta
cougarbluffs@yahoo.com

Keywords: USS Merapi



Entry: 56157
Subject: CREWMAN IRVING GINSBERG

Dennis Ginsberg wrote on March 10, 2006


City and State:

Unit: AF-38 MERAPI

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Father served aboard the Merapi in the late 40's. He was discharged right before the first Korean conflict cruise. I believe he was an engineman. He has many good memories of his service and port calls in China, Japan. He was discharged in San Fransisco after an illness and settled near there for nearly 50 years. He lives today in Austin, Texas.

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Entry: 34661
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Hal Winslow wrote on June 5, 2003


City and State: ASHEBORO NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Merapi was my frist ship after boot camp and A school. I served on her from Feb. 1955 until June 1956 I was an Electrican's Mate striker making EM3 in 1956. I would like to hear from anyone who was on her in May 1956 during our trip to Enowetok I remenber being there during an A bomb test. The operation was call operation Red Wing.

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Entry: 3662
Subject: USS MERAPI AF 38

Ronald G. Fowler wrote on September 8, 1999

Deceased

City and State: PINON HILLS CA

Unit: USS MERAPI AF 38

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: USS MERAPI AF 38

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