USS Montrose (APA-212)


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USS Montrose APA-212 Association

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Entry: 93112
Subject: KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERER

Alan McFarland wrote on May 7, 2016


City and State: WEEKI WACHEE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I sailed from Hong Kong to Inchon April ,1951, with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Despite that ultimate destination and purpose I experienced happy on-board memories. Later those great memories prompted me to emigrate to the U.S. I have been a citizen for 50 years in this wonderful country. Thank you guys..

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Entry: 87839
Subject: LOOKING FOR CONTACTS

Tyler Clark wrote on November 30, 2013


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to find information about my grandfather, whom served on the USS Montrose on/or between 1955-58. He was a electrician onboard. I am his grandson and trying to find out as much about his time their without him knowing. Does any one have pictures of crew during those years?

Keywords: USS Montrose, APA/LPA 212



Entry: 84323
Subject: DEATH

Dave Fronckowiak wrote on October 3, 2012


City and State: MONTEREY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Dave Fronckowiak; I am sending to confirm
the death of my Father, Norman Fronckowiak. Norm was
born on June 12, 1935 and passed away after a battle
with cancer on October 1, 2012. He was on the USS
Montrose in the early 1950s. I tried to include this
information on the USS Montrose webpage but it seemed
that it required me to be or become a member.

I would appreciate very much if you include his name
among the deceased members and would also appreciate
that you confirm your receipt of this information.

Thank you!

Dave Fronckowiak

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Entry: 76878
Subject: REF. 73086 - CORRECTION

Dave Fronckowiak wrote on November 21, 2010


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Correction to requested information on Norm Fronckowiak:
He was in the Navy from 3/54 - 1/58
He was on the USS Montrose from 1/55 - 1/57
Ted Marshall was Lost @ Sea in 7/55

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Entry: 75253
Subject: REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED

William Wantuck wrote on June 27, 2010


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: USS MONTROSE APA 212

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: To those who served including Scots and Brits aboard the USS Montrose during landings at Inchon circa 1950... William Wantuck, RD2 USM...



Entry: 74734
Subject: LOOKING FOR ROBERT KOFFLER OR RONALD BOETTCHER

Eugene Meechan SR. wrote on May 18, 2010


City and State: RAYMOND OH

Unit: 4TH DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like info on either men.Would realy like to hear from them

Keywords: USS Montrose lpa 212 2nd and 4th div.



Entry: 73434
Subject: MONTROSE 1964-1965

John Chambers wrote on February 4, 2010


City and State: AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Was in third division as BM3. served with danny gillis, bill swanson, ernest turner, and alvin powderface. If anyone knows of there whereabouts, please let me know.

thanks
john

Keywords: USS Montrose 1964-1965



Entry: 73086
Subject: NORMAN FRONCKOWIAK

Dave Fronckowiak wrote on January 11, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am hoping to get further information from acquaintances and/or friends.

Keywords: Looking for information on my father who was on the USS Montrose around 1952 - 1953. He also mentioned another naval person (Ted Marshall ??) who fell overboard during a storm while out at sea.



Entry: 71024
Subject: APA212 USS MONTROSE 1951

Robert Taylor wrote on July 26, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Lst 457, apa212 montrose



Entry: 59636
Subject: REMEMBER ROBERT DICKINSON

Ellen Dickinson wrote on January 18, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Robert L. Dickinson, "Bob", who served aboard the USS Montrose from 1965 to 1969 as a diesel mechanic, passed away in Flagstaff, AZ on Jan 6, 1985 due to an inoperable cancerous brain tumor. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, a son, Robert W. Dickinson, and a daughter, Bonnie Dickinson, all of Flagstaff at the time.

Currently his wife can be reached at 1921 Northeast 9th Avenue, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. His son Rob currently serves in his 14th year in the Navy aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Keywords: USS Montrose



Entry: 56042
Subject: USS MONTROSE, APA 212

Phillip H. Easterling wrote on February 28, 2006


City and State: NC

Unit: DECK DIVISION, FANTAIL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Aboard March, 1951-June, 1952.

Keywords: LCVP 24, Turner Douglas, George Tomoff, BM1 Quinn, W.F. Higgs, Bob Moore, Al Fitz



Entry: 54231
Subject: SHIPMATES

David Nicholson wrote on November 22, 2005


City and State: FORTUNA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for friends of my dad who served on the uss montrose . appx. dates 1942-1945. His name was keith nicholson.

Keywords: uss montrose apa212



Entry: 53068
Subject: ASAIN FLUE 1958 ALASKA

Phil (John) Kunkel wrote on September 8, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ODEM TX

Unit: USS MONTROS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for flue servisers

Keywords: DON\ ron Woodruf



Entry: 48761
Subject: REMEMBER

Bill Sorrells wrote on February 7, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard in Hong Kong when the Scottish troops put on a show on # two hatch, and when we had the collision with the Phantom radar ship. What happened to all those guys? I have completed 79 orbits around the sun, so maybe my shipmates fell into the watersoftner and softened to death.

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Entry: 48454
Subject: BUSSELL

Eddie Cantrell wrote on January 28, 2005


City and State: ROCK ISLAND TN

Unit: DECK DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Possibly knew a Bussell if he was from Sparta, Tennessee.

Keywords: USS Montrose- "Possum" Eddie Royce Cantrell of Tennessee, served 1951



Entry: 48442
Subject: SEARCHING

Linda Williams wrote on January 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: WILDOMAR CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for anyone that served with my father, Francis (Johnny) Purselley in 1951

Keywords: 1951



Entry: 45336
Subject: SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD

Kari Emerson-Newton wrote on August 20, 2004


City and State: SALLISAW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: this is really important to me to find out my dads service time, he was an LST driver and served on the uss montrose during the korean war,
i can no longer ask him questions as he passed away 8-7-01, so if anyone has info they'd like to share i would be so grateful

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Entry: 42080
Subject:

Monico Bungato wrote on April 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. WASHINGTON MD

Unit: USS UTE ATF-76, USS MONTROSE APA-212, USS MONTRAI

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: ALL ASSIGNMENTS IN ORDER DURING KOREAN WARPOSSIBLY FROM 1950 TO 1963

Keywords: USS UTE ATF-76
USS MONTROSE APA-212
USS MONTRAIL APA-213
USS MATHEWS AKA 96
USS GUADALCANAL LPH 7



Entry: 39175
Subject: USS MONTROSE APA-212 REUNION 2005

Russ McDonald wrote on December 15, 2003


City and State: GARDEN GROVE CA

Unit: USS MONTROSE APA-212

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Reunion 2005 in San Francisco CA. Open to all hands and on-board troops,that is English,Scottish, Army and Marines. Contact Robert Kuchem at gatornavy1@earthlink.net or P.O.Box 1112, Stanton CA. 90680

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Entry: 34556
Subject: USS MONTROSE

Phillip Nelams wrote on June 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father-in-law Gabriel Huey Winn, he served on the Montrose in the late 1950's. He drove the Captain's boat. Looking for anyone who may have served with him.

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Entry: 30801
Subject: FRIENDS OF FRANK SUTTER

Jay Sutter wrote on December 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: AKRON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for friends of my father, Frank Sutter. I believe he served on the Montrose in the early 50's. Thank you.

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Entry: 30800
Subject: SHIPMATES OF FRANK SUTTER

Jay Sutter wrote on December 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: AKRON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 29056
Subject: ENQUIRY FOR MY FRIEND HARRY YOUNG

David Murray wrote on October 25, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 26004
Subject: LOOKING FOR REALITIVES OF ALLAN G. WETZEL

Debbie Rocha/Shleden wrote on June 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I have in my possesion a lot of personal items that belonged to him while he was on the ship. There are pictures and just some other things and I want to find a realitive of his, A wife or child even a grand child. I do know that he was originally from Mich.. PLease if this Gentleman sounds fimilar to any one out there write me. I would love to give his stuff back to someone in his family.

Keywords: He has pictures of a Jim and Martin Sly, Jim Watson, Richard Volzonis, Ronold Bakeman, Eward Rese there are many photos but those are ones wiht names on them.



Entry: 25313
Subject: PHOTO OF USS MONTROSE

Paul Steward wrote on May 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAMDENTON MO

Unit: WPNS. CO. 3RD. BN. 9TH. MARINES

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: i was aboard montrose several times from okinawa
, s.e. asia, phillipines, iwo jima. we are having a reunion in october and would like to obtain photo of a.p.a. 212, u.s.s. montrose for our reunion as most of us spent considerable time on her.

Keywords: weapons co. 3rd. bn. 9th. marines, 3rd. marine div.



Entry: 22372
Subject: WHOS STILL OUT THERE..SAY HELLO!

Wilbur Ray Johnson wrote on January 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENWOOD IN

Unit: BOAT GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS BOAT MECHANIC DURING 1952-53. THIRD CLASS ENGINEMAN ON THE BOAT GANG. DISCHARGED HONORABLE

Keywords: JUST RAY!!



Entry: 21717
Subject: LOOKING FOR BALFOUUR

Bart Harper wrote on December 24, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PAWLEYS ISLAND SC

Unit: BG DIVISION BOAT GROUP

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: TRYING TO LOCATE SEAMON BELFOUR OR ANY ONE ELSE SERVING ON THE MONTROSE FROM 1952 TO 1956

Keywords: SERVED USS MONTROSE 1952 TO 1956



Entry: 21540
Subject: USS MONTROSE APA 212

Ron Blaudow wrote on December 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MATTOON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I was stationed on the USS Montrose from 1962-1965.
I am looking for George Jacobi radioman who I think was from Forest Hills, NY or NJ.

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Entry: 21109
Subject: A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE USS MONTROSE

Leanne Burley wrote on November 30, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to buy a photo of the US Montrose to have framed for my father. I've seen photo's I can download, but I'd rather just purchase one. Help!

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Entry: 20430
Subject: SEARCH OF GIFT FOR DAD

Abraham Schenk wrote on November 8, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for some type of memorabelia to give my father as a gift for XMAS. He was on the USS Montrose. If you have any info or advice, please let me know. Thanks!

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Entry: 19586
Subject: LOOKING FOR L.T. CLEMONS WHO SERVED ON THE MONTROSE FROM 1952 TO 1954 AND HE WAS IN THE BOAT GROUP

William C. Huff JR. wrote on September 24, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LINCOLNTON GA

Unit: BOAT GROUP DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for TOM Clemons who's last known address was Valley Station, Ky. Tom served on board the Montrose in 1952 through 1954 and I have been looking for him for many years now. Any help will be appreciated.

Keywords: Johnnie Reb.



Entry: 18129
Subject: LOOKING FOR EUGENE ( GENE ) CARMEN

Bud White wrote on July 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit: SEAMAN APPRENTICE

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I,am looking for a Gene carmen that was on the montrose in the year,s 1953-1955. we were in the back section of the ship, and we were buddies on the montrose.there was also a Melven Bussell,he had past away some time ago.Any way I need to get incontact with Gene carmen because of ear problems that had occured on the ship. Last known place of residence of Gene Carmen was in Dhelles Oregon, vitally important. contact me at jwljw522@netscape.net Thank You bud White.

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Entry: 6843
Subject: USS MONTROSE APA-212

Russ McDonald wrote on February 9, 2000


City and State: STANTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: USS Montrose APA-212 Association open to all hands
1944 thur 1969. Reunion planned San Diego CA. 2001
in Oct.

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Entry: 4776
Subject: REUNION

Jim Ruotsala wrote on November 11, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: JUNEAU AK

Unit: RETIRED COLONEL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: RETIRED COLONEL

Keywords: Enlisted man in Navy, stationed at COMNAVFE in Tokyo 1951-52 then Service Craft Unit Four in Korea from 1952-1953 then USS MONTROSE APA-212 until disharged. In 1958 joined the Army and retired in 1994. Commanded the 1st Civil Service Battalion of the Alaska State Defense Force and retired as a Colonel in 1998.







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