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Entry: 95232
Subject: FATHER WAS ON USS ORLECK

Chris Shepherd wrote on January 7, 2018


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: DESTROYER DIVISION 11

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was on the USS Orleck from 1951 - 1953. He is still alive and will be 85 years old this March 2018. I'm having a heck of a time researching records, etc. so if anyone has tips or info or especially pictures to share, I'd much appreciate it! Some tidbits I know that might help: although there was no official boxing team b/c the ship had no permit, my dad was a boxer on the ship along with about 5 other guys. They would find fights when they hit shore. Some names he's mentioned over the years (and please forgive any incorrect spellings): Charles Leyendecker aka Moose, had 3 brothers, James Bollhauve, Ronnie Wolf who may have been a pro fighter, Billy Givens, Tommy Filiatreaux, Burchfield (1st name unknown), Lavins (1st name unknown), J.E. Woods. There was a guy who tried out for the Olympics diving team and ended up a jet fighter pilot. His name sounds like Clingenpeel but I do not know the spelling. My dad was known as SHEP and I believe he was the youngest man on board. I believe the commander at the time was E.L. Yates. Thank you.

Keywords: Camp Elliot, Orleck, USS Orleck, China Sea, Shepherd



Entry: 91747
Subject: U.S. ORLECK DD 886 1951 CRUSE

Bryan J. Harrison JR. wrote on August 19, 2015


City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit: USS ORLECK DD 886

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on board from Jan. 1949 until Sept 1951 at which time I was transerfered. I did not receive a cruse potagraph of the 4 ships in our division on that 1951 Korean War cruse. I was wondering if there was one issued, if so could someone share it with me.
Thank you , Bryan

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Entry: 39937
Subject: RED ARMS TRAIN

Tonya Killian wrote on January 13, 2004


City and State: CHESAPEAKE VA

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information on my grandfather and his career in the US Navy. I have conducted this search before and did receive some feed back from people that knew him. I have received information that has helped me widen my search. My grandfather died in 1960 leaving behind a widow with 5 children. I know that he served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954. I also know that he was on the USS Orleck. I received newspaper clippings about the Red Arms Train being destroyed by the Orleck and I wanted to know if anyone could tell me more about it or where I could go to find out more. I am also putting my grandfather's name here again. Maybe someone recognizes it and knew him and could tell me more about him. I never knew him so this is my way of finding more. His name was Gregory Julius Castro. His discharge papers state his most significant duty assignment was USNAS Pearl Harbor, T.H. I'm not sure if any of this information helps, but I am listing it anyway on the chance someone recognizes it. Thank you all so much.
Sincerely,
Tonya Killian (granddaughter of Greg Castro Sr.)

Keywords: USS Orleck, Red Arms Train



Entry: 30441
Subject: ANYONE KNOW GREGORY J CASTRO

Tonya Killian wrote on December 16, 2002


City and State: CHESAPEAKE VA

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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My grandfather was Gregory J Castro. He was on the Orleck during Korea. I never knew him because he died when my mom was about 5. I think he died back in 62. I just want to know if anyone knew him and if so, maybe you could let me know.. Thank you
Tonya

Keywords: Sonny



Entry: 27244
Subject: LOOKING FOR ROBERT J. CHENOWETH

Jeff Moore wrote on July 30, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, SK2 Cecil W. Moore, is looking for Robert J. Chenoweth, SKSN, service No. 345-56-81, from Missouri. They were both on the USS Orleck, DD 886 in 1952. My father left the ship in late May, early June 1952, as he contracted Tuberculosis. he and Mr. Chenoweth traded letters while my father was in the Naval Hospital in San Diego.

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Entry: 25538
Subject: ENGINEERING YN

Roy L. Yater wrote on May 17, 2002


City and State: PORT ST. LUCIE FL

Unit: USS ORLECK DD886

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: '51-'53 DD886

'53-"55 COMSERVPAC HQ Pearl

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Entry: 19469
Subject: THE NEW USS ORLECK DD886 WEBSITE

Terrill Mark wrote on September 17, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Please visit our new site filled with exciting news about the Orleck's restoration to museum status. http://www.USSOrleck.org

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Entry: 18331
Subject: SHIP'S CREWMEMBER

Frank Paulino wrote on July 29, 2001

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City and State: BANNING CA

Unit: U.S.S. ORLECK (DD886)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Bosun's Mate Seaman, U.S.N. On board the U.S.S. Orleck (DD-886) From; 1956 - 1958. After leaving the U.S.Navy in 1958, I worked as a civilian in various positions untill moving to California in 1960, having a Son, Named Jerry Paulino, and employed as a Golf Course superintendent. I have been employed in this position since then and even owned a bar in So.Ca. for a while. I have retired this year at age 65 but plan to continue to work another 10 years before ACTUAL retirement.Naval service must be in my blood, for my son has served as Seaman on board the U.S.S.Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7),U.S.S. SARATOGA (CV-60), U.S.S. John F. Kennedy (CVA-67), Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) "SUNDAY PUNCHERS" and as a civilian he has served on many merchant vessels including the Moror Vessel GREENPEACE (Ocean going Tug). I am very proud of my military service and my country. I hope other young men will serve their country with pride and remember how great this country really is.

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Entry: 15220
Subject: 1950-1954

Harvey Wright wrote on February 26, 2001

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City and State: SURPRISE AZ

Unit: USS ORLECK, DD886

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: 1950-1954

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Entry: 3765
Subject: MCCULLOUGH BROTHERS

Laura Smith wrote on October 27, 1999

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City and State: WASHINGTON PA

Unit: USS ORLECK

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: On an added note: my two great-uncles served on the USS Orleck and the USS Forest Royal. If anyone has information about the routes of these ships, please let me know. I'm a history major and I am forming my family tree. Any help would be appreciated. My great-uncles, whom are brothers are Charles T. Mccullough and Robert Mccullough...............THANK-YOU

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