USS O'Brien (DD-725)










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Entry: 85489
Subject: USS O-BRIEN DD 725

James Van Buren wrote on February 18, 2013


City and State: WILLMAR MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 84637
Subject: LOOKING FOR JOHN LOWES ,JOE FRAISER .,(1961/1964

Ruben Castillo (Castro) wrote on November 10, 2012


City and State: TX

Unit: USS OBRIEN DD 725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 82686
Subject: USS O'BRIEN VETERAN 1952-1956

Harold Judkins wrote on April 6, 2012

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City and State: MONTICELLO AR

Unit: ENGINE ROOM, USS O'BRIEN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR FELLOW SHIPMATES WHO WERE WITH ME
WHEN WE WERE DOCKED IN NAGASAKI, JAPAN, 1954. WE
VISITED THE ATOMIC BOMB GROUND ZERO IN THE CITY.
ALSO LOOKING TO CORRESPOND WITH ANY SHIPMATES WHO WERE
ABOARD USS O'BRIEN, WHEN WE WERE IN THE PACIFIC WHEN
THE US TESTED THE HYDROGEN BOMB THERE. I REMEMBER THEY
GAVE US ALL A CERTIFICATE OF PRESENCE WHO WITTNESSED
THE HYHDROGEN BOMB TESTING. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET
A COPY OF THIS CERTIFICATE. DOES ANYONE HAVE IT? IF
ANYONE REMEMBERS THESE EXPERIENCES, PLEASE CALL ME AT
318-235-6254. I HAVE RELOCATED TO 552 AIRPORT RD,
MONTICELLO, AR 71655 FROM BASTROP, LA.

Keywords: KOREAN WAR VETERAN, 1952-1956. SERVED ABOARD THE USS
O'BRIEN.



Entry: 75996
Subject: USS O'BRIEN ON 23 DECEMBER 1966

Joseph (Joe) Pires wrote on August 31, 2010

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City and State: OSTERVILLE MA

Unit: USS BENNINGTON CVS-20

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Trying to determine for one of our shipmates who was a Hospital Corpsman aboard CVS-20 at that time what acutally happened aboard O'BRIEN and what role USS Bennington and its helo squadron HS-8 (Eightballers) played in the medical evacuations of those that were injured or killed in that tragic event. Looking for any info, documents, photo's etc.

Sincerely and Fraternally yours,
Joseph Pires
USS Bennington Historian
23 Rebecca Lane
Osterville, MA 02655

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Entry: 71872
Subject: USS O'BRIEN HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on October 7, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ALL OF THE O'BRIEN SHIPS WERE NAMED FOR;CAPTAIN
JEREMIAH O'BRIEN USN,AND HIS FIVE BROTHERS,OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION(1775). THE FIRST USS O'BRIEN WAS
TORPEDO BOAT-30,(TB-30).SHE WAS COMMISSIONED 15,JULY
1905,LT.EDWARD WOODS IN COMMAND,AND DECOMMISSIONED
3,MARCH 1909,AND USED AS A TARGET. THE SECOND WAS
USS O'BRIEN(DD-51),COMMISSIONED IN PHILADELPHIA,PA,
22,MAY,1915,LCDR.C.E.COURTNET IN COMMAND.DECOMMISSIONED 9,JUNE,1922,STRUCK FROM THE
NAVY,AND SCRAPPED IN 1935. THE THIRD WAS USS O'BRIEN
(DD-415),COMMISSIONED AT BOSTON,MA 2,MARCH,1940,LCDR.
CARL F.ESPEIN IN COMMAND.THE SHIP SUNK 19,OCT.1942,
OFF OF SAMOA.THE FOURTH USS O'BRIEN(DD-725),WAS
COMMISSIONED 25,FEB.1944,AT THE BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD,
CDR.P.F. HEERBRANDT IN COMMAND.ON 25,JUNE,1944 GERMAN
SHORE BATTERIES AT CAPE LEVI,NEAR CHERBOURG,FRANCE,
MADE A DIRECT HIT ON THE O'BRIEN,JUST AFT OF THE
BRIDGE. THIRTEEN MEN WERE KIA,AND NINETEEN WOUNDED.
THEN IT WAS OFF TO THE PACIFIC WAR. ON 6,JAN.1945,A
JAPANESE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE SHIPS PORT SIDE,
FANTAIL,CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE. ON 27,MARCH,1945,OFF OF
KERAMA RETTO,A SUICIDE PLANE,CARRYING A 500 POUND BOMB,CRASHED INTO THE O'BRIEN'S PORT SIDE AMIDSHIPS,
EXPLODING A SHIP'S MAGAZINE. FIFTY CREWMEN WERE KIA,
OR MISSING,AND SEVENTY-SIX MEN WERE WOUNDED. THE SHIP
WAS DECOMMISSIONED AT SAN DIEGO,CA,4,OCT.1947.-------
THE USS O'BRIEN(DD-725)WAS RECOMMISSIONED,WITH THE
START OF THE KOREAN WAR,ON 5,OCT.1950,WITH CDR.C.W.
NIMITZ JR. IN COMMAND,AND BECAME THE FLAGSHIP OF
"DESTROYER DIVISION-132". THE O'BRIEN WAS OFF OF THE
EAST COAST OF KOREA,WITH TASK-FORCE-77,THEN WITH TASK-
FORCE-95 IN MARCH OF 1951. ON 17,JULY,1951,AT WONSAN
HARBOR,ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES OPENED UP ON THE SHIPS,
O'BRIEN,BLUE,AND CUNNINGHAM,FROM THREE SIDES,IN AN
ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THE SHIPS FROM THE HARBOR. THE THREE
SHIPS WENT INTO A "WAR DANCE",AN EVASIVE MANEUVER,
WHERE THE SHIPS STEAMED AT 22 KNOTS,FIRING ON THE ENEMY BATTERIES IN EACH SECTOR,AS THEIR GUNS CAME TO
BEAR. THE FOUR AND A HALF HOUR ENGAGEMENT,BECAME
KNOWN AS THE "BATTLE OF THE BUZZ-SAW". THE SHIP RETURNED TO SAN DIEGO,CA IN SEPT.1951. THEN ON 23,JULY
1952,THE O'BRIEN WAS OFF TO THE KOREAN WAR AGAIN,
JOINING TASK-FORCE-95. THE SHIP WAS IN "OPERATION FEINT",A MOCK INVASION OF KOJO-12-16,OCT.1952,
ATTEMPTING TO LURE THE ENEMY INTO THE OPEN. THE SHIP
RETURNED TO SAN DIEGO,CA IN JAN.1953. THE USS O'BRIEN
(DD-725)WAS DECOMMISSIONED AT LONG BEACH,CA ON 18,FEB.
1972,AND STRUCK FROM THE NAVY LIST THE SAME DAY. THE
GREAT SHIP WAS TOWED OUT TO SEA,BY THE TUG SIOUX(ATF-75)ON 13,JULY,1972,AND SUNK AS A TARGET OFF OF
CALIFORNIA. THE USS O'BRIEN(DD-725),RECEIVED SIX BATTLE STARS IN WWII,FIVE BATTLE STARS IN THE KOREAN
WAR,AND THREE BATTLE STARS IN THE VIETNAM WAR.--------
THEN CAME THE 5TH USS O'BRIEN(DD-975),COMMISSIONED
3,DEC.1977,DECOMMISSIONED,AND STRUCK 24,SEPT.2004,
DISPOSED AS A TARGET IN 2006,IN THE PACIFIC MISSILE
RANGE,NEAR KAUAI,HAWAII.------------------------
THERE WAS ALSO THE S.S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN. THE ONLY
SURVIVOR OF 2,751 LIBERTY SHIPS BUILT DURING WWII. SHE
SITS TODAY AT PIER-45,IN SAN FRANCISCO,CA.--------

P.S.---THE USS O'BRIEN(DD-725),WAS AN ALLEN M. SUMNER-
CLASS DESTROYER,WITH A DISPLACEMENT OF 2,200 TONS,
SPEED,34 KNOTS,AND COMPLEMENT OF 336 MEN.------------

Keywords: USS O'BRIEN(TB-30)----USS O'BRIEN(DD-51)----
USS O'BRIEN(DD-415)----USS O'BRIEN(DD-725)----
USS O'BRIEN(DD-975)----S.S.JEREMIAH O'BRIEN



Entry: 69820
Subject: USS O'BRIEN DD725 SHIPMATE

Wayne Meddley wrote on April 10, 2009

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City and State: MALVERN AR

Unit: USS O'BRIEN, DD725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I and three other shipmates from Company 148, 1950 sent aboard the O'rien out of boot camp. We recommissioned the Obiren 5 Oct. 1950, had our shakedown cruise in January 1951. After several weeks of training we headed to Korea in early 1951. Our commanding officer was none other than Capt. C. W. Nimitz, Jr. We happened to be Division Commander and our Division Commander was none other than John D. Bulkeley, Congressional Medal of Honor receiptiant. I read an article where he retired after 55 years of service as Rear Admiral.
My O'Brien home page was discontinued by Freehomepages without my knowledge. I still have all the information and perhaps one day I will find a place to install the information and get the pages up and running again.

Keywords: USS O'Brien DD725



Entry: 69455
Subject: THE NAM YEARS

Don Rogers wrote on March 11, 2009


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Anybody here from the time period 64' - 69'?

Keywords: DD 725



Entry: 69101
Subject: USS O'BRIEN DD 725 20TH. REUNION

Herschel Luckinbill wrote on February 12, 2009


City and State: MONTGOMERY IL

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD 725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am still looking for any shipmate that served aboard the O'Brien from 1943 to 1972. Please forward name, address, and phone number. I would be happy to talk to you about whats going on with the O'Brien's reunion Association. Our 20th. reunion will be in Chicago Sept. 15th thru 20th, 2009.

Keywords: My name is Herschel Luckinbill (Lucky) and I served on the USS O'Brien DD 725 from Sept 1964 to December 1967. I live in Montgomery, IL and will be hosting the 20th. Reunion. I left the O'Brien as a MM2.



Entry: 68687
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPS PLAQUES

Dennis Arens wrote on January 15, 2009


City and State: KELLER TX

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on USS Pritchett DD561 from April 1964 through November 1964 on a Westpac cruise. I was a Radioman 2nd Class at the time. I transferred to USS O'Brien DD725 in November 1964 and served aboard her until April 1966. I'd like to locate ships plaques for both ships.

Keywords: USS O'Brien DD725, USS Pritchett DD561, Ships Plaques



Entry: 67566
Subject: USS O'BRIEN DD-725 PHOTOS

Roy C. Thomas wrote on October 21, 2008


City and State: NEWARK CA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD-725 (SONARMAN)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard USS O'Brien from 12/1951 to 12/1954 as a sonarman. In reviewing the postings of others on this listing, I noticed that several people have requested information about the availability of O'Brien photos. There are many posted on the internet, mostly available to download. The best sources are
navsource.org, and Maritime Quest. (see google for more listings.)

Keywords: Task Force 77, Sea of Japan



Entry: 60408
Subject: KOREONWAR

Joe Clark wrote on March 20, 2007


City and State: CHICO CA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: O'B



Entry: 59918
Subject: SEARCHING FOR USS O'BRIAN DD725 REUNION ASSOCIATION OFFICER

Robert Staves wrote on February 4, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Gary G. Staves has perished and we still receive Reunion letters it hurts my mother to get these letters, I would Love to contact the proper person to have his name removed from the mailing records, if it is wished for the mailing to go to my mother instead that may be done, but to come in his name is a pain I would like to take away from her having to endure. She along with all of us are proud of his service and the memory will always be with us. any help would be very much appreciated

Keywords: Gary G. Staves, U.S.S O"BRIAN (DD-725)



Entry: 59316
Subject: U.S.S. O'BRIEN TASK FORCE 58

Jim Slater wrote on October 21, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle served on the O'Brien in the Pacific in WWII when it was part of Task Force 58. I remember him telling about the Kamakazie attacks and being at General Quarters for 90 days or so. My grandfather had a large picture of the O'Brien underway hanging on the wall and I believe it's was DD725, but it's been a long time and I was just a boy.

My uncle's name was Andrew M. Johnson II from Indiana. I believe he was a fireman and worked in the engine room. I remember him telling me that he knew a Kamakazie plane was going to hit the ship when he heard the 20mm, or was it 40 mm, guns open up because by that time the plane was so close that the only way to stop it would be to blow it to bits with one of the bigger guns and it was too late for that. Seems like he also told me that the pilots bodies were sometimes booby trapped.

My uncle died suddenly of a heart attack many years ago so I can't ask him to referesh my memory, but I really wish I could. I still miss him at times.

I think the O'Brien talked about in the messages here is the same ship he served on.

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Entry: 58720
Subject: RE-COMMISSIONED 1950

Garnett Midkiff SR. wrote on September 2, 2006

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City and State: WINSTON SALEM NC

Unit: COMPANY 149 BOOT CAMP JUNE 1950

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I had the privelage of being in boot camp from which several members from Company 149 helped in putting the OBrien back in commission in October of 1950. After shakedown cruise we headed for Korea in January 1951 with a stop over in Pearl Harbor for some repair work on one of our 5" Mounts...We were also privilaged to have Admiral Nimitz son Chester Jr as our Skipper. One event that happened that I remember was when the USS Walke either hit a mine or was hit by a torpeda and most everyone seems to think it was the latter which blew a large hole in one side and killed 26 men. We were operating with Task Force 77 at the time. What an unfortunate situation.. I am prowd to have served my country and prowd to have served on a ship that has been so unique in the many battles since the first OBrien was launched. I would not trade the experiences that I had for anything in this world...What an honor to Be an AMERICAN and serve your country...Thanks for letting me spout of a little....G.L. "Bud" Midkiff

Keywords: Bud



Entry: 53362
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

David Hofferbert SR. wrote on September 30, 2005


City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the USS O'Brien from November 1957 to December 1960. I would like to hear from any other BT's who served on her during that time.

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Entry: 52805
Subject: JUNE 1957, TAD ON THE O'BRIEN

Bill Conlan wrote on August 23, 2005


City and State: ST. PAUL MN

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: In June of 1957 we were refueling off the Kearsarge (CV-33). I was second-last man on the line. When we got the hose over, the last man dropped the line and started walking away. Just then a wave came up the side and way up over the 01 deck. The last guy went overboard and I ended up half-way over the side with a death-grip on the line. Two other guys were hurt. I had to help them ashore and onto the Haven. I left before any of the injured guys came back (if they did). I only remember a particular boatswains mate's name and I've been putting hexes on him ever since.

Keywords: O'Brien



Entry: 52643
Subject: O'BRIEN SHIPMATES 1961-1964

George Jones wrote on August 15, 2005

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City and State: ELLSWORTH KS

Unit: SONAR CREW

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Jonesie SO3 looking for shipmates 1961-1964, Flaps, Mouse, Sully, Joe Cox, Set of brothers from Cal', (Big sonarman Schira?)also Cal.



Entry: 49243
Subject: REUNION IN NASHVILLE TN.

Joe Clark wrote on February 26, 2005


City and State: CHICO CA

Unit: U.S.S. O'BRIEN DD 725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 2005 reunion is september 14 -17 in Nashville Tn. hope to see you there!

Keywords: tin can sailors



Entry: 48669
Subject: USS OBRIEN

Miguel Alvarez wrote on February 3, 2005


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If anyone has pictures of the ship and of the crew during the Korean War please email me some I would really appreciate it. My father served during world war II and also during the Korean War. He Passed away 8 years ago and I have been tring to gather some history of history Milatary time.

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Entry: 47988
Subject: MMC DONALD SIMONEAU

Craig Biegel wrote on January 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Retired Chief Donald R. Simoneau has asked me to see if I can find anyone who served with him onbaord the USS O'Brien during 1951 to 1953. At the time he was an FN and advanced to MM3 while onboard. He worked primarily in the Engineroom. He now live in South Texas. Both Chief Simoneau and I appreciate any help you van provide.

Craig biegel

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Entry: 45595
Subject: USS OBRIEN

Gabe Levy wrote on September 3, 2004

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City and State: WESTON FL

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: ANY BODY THAT SERVED ON THE USS OBRIEN DURING THE KOREAN WAR TAKE ANY PICTURES? IF SO EMAIL ME WITH THEM PLEASE. MY UNCLE SERVED ON THAT SHIP

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Entry: 43805
Subject: SHIPMATES 1956-58

John Black wrote on June 14, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 42192
Subject:

Robert Boadway wrote on April 8, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: U.S.S. O'BRIEN DD 725

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: John Stacey and Frank Kabris

Keywords: Looing for shipmates



Entry: 42191
Subject:

Robert Boadway wrote on April 8, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: U.S.S. O'BRIEN DD 725

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Pictues of ship and shipmates

Keywords:



Entry: 41822
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Bob Ernst wrote on March 18, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: USS OBRIEN DD 725

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served in OI div from 1961-1963 - looking for shipmates of same time period,
westpac 1962, FRAM in 1961

Keywords: DD-725 USS Obrien



Entry: 39020
Subject: U.S.S. O'BRIEN DD 725 1956-1957

Jack Olson wrote on December 8, 2003

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City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the U.S.S. O'brien DD 725 in 1956. I was the engineers log room yoman. I am looking for Lt. JG Funkhouser, or any other member of the engineering crew. You might remember me best by my wifes cousin, the permanent scullery duty seaman DALE EYLER. If there is a re-union planned, fellow seaman DEAN DAVIS from Colorado and I would love to attend. Any info. you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Keywords: Yomen



Entry: 38159
Subject: PHIL CASH

Kathleen Cash wrote on November 10, 2003

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City and State: NEVADA CITY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My dad Phil Cash was aboard the USS O'Brien when it was torpedoed. He was a Chief Warren Officer I beleive. He passed away 10 years ago and would be greatfull for any information, Thanks

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Entry: 37871
Subject: U.S.S. O'BRIEN DD725

Joe Clark wrote on October 29, 2003


City and State: CHICO CA

Unit: TORPEDOMAN ON U.S.S. O'BRIEN DD725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: westpac,taskforest77,the OB

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Entry: 36985
Subject: USS O'BRIEN DD725 HOMEPAGE

Willie (Wayne) Meddley wrote on September 17, 2003

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City and State: MALVERN AR

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just a note to let everyone know that I have a new e-mail address. I have not attended a reunion since 1998, mostly due to health reasons. I will be glad to correspond with anyone who served aboard the Grand Old Lady, USS O'Brien DD725. She now lays on the bottome of the Pacific Ocean, sunk by friendly fire in target practice. What a sad end to that Grand Old Lady.....

Wayne

Keywords: USS O'Brien DD725



Entry: 32468
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Leonard Standish wrote on March 3, 2003

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City and State: CABAZON CA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD725(53-54)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

FAIR SEAS AND FAIR WINDS

Keywords: Also served: Guam,M.I.(USS-AFDB-1)
San Diego,Ca.(USS Klondike AD 22)
Long Beach,Ca. (USS O'Brien DD 725)
Great Lakes,Ill.



Entry: 32467
Subject: DECK FORCE

Leonard Standish wrote on March 3, 2003

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City and State:

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD725(53-54)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 32226
Subject: LOOK ING FOR SHIPMATE

James (Jim) Duncan wrote on February 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:
I served aboard the USS Black DD666 1951-1955

I`am looking for anyone who knew John Bruton

Goad. He was a chief radio technican who served

aboard the Uss Obrien DD725 1943/1945. John was
killed when a jap plane hit the port side on
march 27, 1945. John was my cousin but like a brother. Would sure appreciate hearing from someone who knew John ( JB )

Keywords: Uss Obrien DD725 1943-1945



Entry: 32152
Subject: DONALD ROOS WAS THERE 1950-1954

Donald Roos wrote on February 18, 2003

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City and State: TILLAMOOK OR

Unit: BT-3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like a picture of the U.S.S. O'Brien D.D. 725. THanks

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Entry: 31428
Subject: RED HEADS AND WONSON

Bill Pease wrote on January 21, 2003

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City and State: MERCED CA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the O'Brien from its recomissioning in 1950.was in the battle of the Buzzsaw as a trainer in MT. 52 was also the only red head except Cap Chester Nimitz. It anyone remmbers the 3th redhead jump ship betw San Diego and Hawaii. Would like to hear from any of that time,

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Entry: 26075
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Wes Phillips wrote on June 6, 2002

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City and State: BROKEN ARROW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: am looking for anyone who might have known my grandfather. he was on the obrien, but not sure if during WWII or the korean war. his name was frank t. flynt, from tulsa ok. i have a photo of the ship, also his belt buckle dated guam 1944.
if anyone remembers him i would be interested in
hearing from you. thanks his grandson wes.

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Entry: 24175
Subject: 12/51-12/54

Roy C. Thomas wrote on March 23, 2002


City and State: NEWARK CA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD-725 (12/51 - 12/54)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 20835
Subject: ABOUT MY FATHER

Donald Powell wrote on November 20, 2001

Deceased

City and State: CLEMMONS NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father was a radio man and heavy weight boxer
on USS O'Brien. His record was 41-1, as I was told. He passed away in 1996 and I just wanted to know more about his life in the war in Korea.
He was the light of my eye, and in his I was. We
shared a father and son relationship that was one
in 10 million. I can't seem to find his ship on
the internet or how I might find photos of his ship. I have received through the years trophies
of his which I hold close to my heart and in plane
view. He once asked me when I turned 16 if I'd
fight for my country now and I said I don't know.
All thats changed now my heart and soul I'd give.

Keywords: Korean War



Entry: 18557
Subject: SEARCHING FOR MATES

Harold Judkins wrote on August 8, 2001

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City and State: BASTROP LA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 18437
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Roy C. Thomas wrote on August 3, 2001


City and State: NEWARK CA

Unit: USS O'BRIEN DD-725

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Am interested in contacting any veterans of USS
O'Brien DD-725, USS Walke DD-723, USS Brown DD-546
USS Harry E Hubbard DD-748, USS Ernest G Small DD-838 (DESDIV-132) Korean war era

Keywords: ROY C THOMAS SO1 USN
Sonar gang 12/51 - 12/55



Entry: 14849
Subject: SERVED ON O'BRIEN 1951-1955

Emery Lee Ison wrote on February 6, 2001

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City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit: GM2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: GM2

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Entry: 12268
Subject: U. S. NAVY - USS O'BRIEN DD-725 - KOREA

William C. Ritchie wrote on October 11, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for information on reunions, friends, etc.

Keywords:



Entry: 9594
Subject: WHY SO FEW

Louis (Digger) O'Dell wrote on June 24, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was an O'Brien man from re-commissioning in 1950 until returning home in '51. It would be great to see more old shipmates here but, like me, I guess the memories are fading. When neccessary we were hell on the waves, when relaxing we were just hellish. We spent so much time in Wonsan Harbor I think they could have renamed the ship to: The U.S.S. W.H. O'Brien DD725. Home Port P.O. Box 5"38, Just Offshore, Wonsan, Korea 00038

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Entry: 5148
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Earl Holt wrote on November 20, 1999


City and State: LOUDON TN

Unit: USS O'BRIEN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Nickname - Tim Holt,
USS DD-730 (Collett) and USS DD 725 (O'Brien)
Specail friends - George and Frank Carter

Keywords: USS O'Brien was a few months in 1955







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