USS Paricutin (AE-18)


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Entry: 85623
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE 18

James Manier wrote on March 2, 2013


City and State: COOKEVILLE TN

Unit: 3RD DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I went on the Paricutin in April 1956 at port

Chicago Ca. just had turn 18 years old. My tour of

duty was call a kitty cruise at that time, stayed on

board until Feb. 1959. Worked in 2nd div. for while

and was transferred to gunnery for the rest of my

tour. Got out of the navy, stayed out 88 days went

back in stayed 20 years, retired 1976.

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Entry: 80726
Subject: E.K.MOORE

Elmer Moore JR. wrote on October 17, 2011


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: One of the story my dad tell is about one time him
and Mckee went AWOL for a few days and picked there
guitars together going to go to TN. If you know Mckee
please have him write us. My dad lived in
Lawrenceburg TN then.

Keywords: This is for my dad he was on a few ships and his best
friend on one of the ships was named mckee I think if
you new him please write us he is in good health.



Entry: 79668
Subject: LOOKING FOR WILLIAM MITCHELL

Donald Thurber JR. wrote on July 18, 2011


City and State: WILDOMAR CA

Unit: NAVY USS BRUSH

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My grand father would like to correspond with some of his ship mates. 1949- 1955

Keywords: koren war project  



Entry: 79587
Subject: 1ST DIVISION 1952 1954

Walter Smith JR. wrote on July 10, 2011


City and State: WALTON IN

Unit: USS PARICUTIN AE18

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would like to hear from shipmates

Keywords:  korean war area



Entry: 78656
Subject: ARE THERE ANY CREW MEMBERS STILL ALIVE WHO WERE ONBOARD THE PARICUTIN FROM 1954 THROUGF 1956. JUST

Walter D. Miller SR. wrote on April 22, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: USS PARICUTIN AE18

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: sereved aboard the paricutin from1954 through 1956.couple of west pac cruises.sesabo subic bay hong kong.



Entry: 76091
Subject: CREWMATES OF JACK REA 1951

Patrick Rea wrote on September 8, 2010


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who might remember serving with my grandfather, John "Jack" Rea Jr. during the Korean war (approx 1951).

Jack is still around, although his health isn't the best. He loves telling me stories of his time on the Pukey P. I would like to see if I can get a letter to him from one of his old crewmates, or from someone else who remembers him.

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Entry: 73598
Subject: SEARCHING FOR FRIENDS

Chester White SR. wrote on February 17, 2010

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City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: STM2/C USS PARICUTIN-A-E18

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WONDERING IF ANYONE IS STILL AROUND THAT REMEMBERS ME I WAS 14 YEARS OLD. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME GET IN TOUCH OK. MY E-M

Chester White

Keywords: uss Paricutin-A-E18 I WS A MEMBER OF THAT CRW IN 1946 I WAS A STEWARDS MATE 2/C.



Entry: 72284
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE 18

Walter Smith JR. wrote on November 10, 2009


City and State: WALTON IN

Unit: USS PARICUTIN AE 18

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY SHIPMATES

Keywords: served in 1st division on deck force 1952 54 have several pictures of rearming and smokers and guys on board at that time transferred philippines
for time left



Entry: 68765
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP LOG OR ROSTER WITH JAMES T LETTS

Chuck Tilt wrote on January 20, 2009

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My wife's grandfather recently passed away. He rarely ever mentioned or talked about his time in the Navy. All we really know is he served on the Ammunition ship USS PARICUTIN (AE-18) during the Korean War. If anyone has a photo of him or a roster or ship log notes or anyone remembers Jim or James T Letts; Please contact me with any information. Thank you. Chuck T

Keywords: Ammunition ship USS PARICUTIN (AE-18) Korean Conflict War



Entry: 67887
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1ST DIVISION SHIPMATES 1952 54

Walter Smith JR. wrote on November 15, 2008


City and State: WALTON IN

Unit: USS PARICUTIN AE 18

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 67537
Subject: USS PARICUTIN 18

Gary Hansen wrote on October 18, 2008


City and State: JUNEAU AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on board the Pukey P from Nov 1965 to July 1969. I was in 1st division the whole time. I've been in contact with a few of the guys for about five years now. Like Jack Dudenhoffer, Bruce McCukuchen to name a couple. I would like to hear from somemore if there are any left alive. I tried to forget my Navy days but found I could'nt. Oh well when it comes down to it after all the BS we had a great time. Oh I almost forgot. One of the guys I was in contact with was Jim Polsrra, But unfortunately Jim passed a year or so ago. He had a web sight going but it does'nt anymore. Well, I hope to hear from someone real soon.

Keywords: Pukey P



Entry: 66302
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY BROTHERS THAT WHERE ON THE USS PARICFUTIN AE-18 ABOUT 1966 FRABASILIO

Linda Perry wrote on July 1, 2008


City and State: GRASS VALLEY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 63472
Subject: CONTACT FOR JOHN COONEY

Victor Mavar SR. wrote on December 20, 2007


City and State: BILOXI MS

Unit: AE-18

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: TRYING TO CONTACT JOHN COONEY (TEXAS)

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Entry: 60983
Subject: REUNION ????

Robert J. Van Voorst wrote on May 14, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: DELPHI IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES

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Entry: 57296
Subject: USS PARACUTIN: 1956-1958

Brad Woodcock wrote on May 24, 2006

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City and State:

Unit: DON'T KNOW ?

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my dad from 56-58. I want to surprise him with whatever I can find out, (i.e. photos, navy clothing with ship's name and unit, or hull number?, crew member's names from same time period, etc) I just need some feedback if anyone can help.
Thanks,
Brad Woodcock

Keywords: USS Paracutin - Woody Woodcock (Dearl)



Entry: 56483
Subject: REUNION

Chester White SR. wrote on April 1, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: USS PARICUTIN-AE-18

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: IM Chester White, my rank at that time was
STM2/C I was 14 years old.i served on that ship 10 months before they discharged me.after finding out my real age.so if anyone remembers me please let me know.i remember one mans name, Harry Sullivan. so if u remember me,E-MAIL ME Chuca4@webtv.net thanks.

Keywords: STM2/C I WAS A Stewardsmate on the USS Paricutin-AE-18
IN THE YEAR OF 1946 i was aboard the USS.Paricutin-AE-18.



Entry: 53782
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE-18 1965-1968

Ray Scott wrote on October 28, 2005

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City and State: KIOWA OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for anyone that was on the USS Paricutin from 1965-1968 with my husband L.R.Scott. He was called Ray or Scott aborad ship. We would really like to hear from you. Freda and Ray Scott

Keywords: USS Paricutin AE-18



Entry: 51013
Subject: OLD SAILER

Jim Roblyer wrote on May 21, 2005


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I recently talked to Bernard Griebel Sargent. Ne, 308-527-3778 and found out he served on the Paricutin from 50 to 53. He came aboard as a FA and left as A MM2. Bernard does not have a computer but would welcome calls or letters.Sargent is small enough that letters would reach him at Bernard Griebel, Sargent, Ne. 68874. He does remember several other sailors that served aboard.

Keywords: USS Paricutin



Entry: 50906
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF DD843

Joseph (Nick) DiSalvo wrote on May 16, 2005


City and State: DUNEDIN FL

Unit: USS WARRINGTON DD843

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The Warrington Association is looking for past members of the USS Warrington DD843. Please e-mail Joe "Nick" DiSalvo at jdisalvo843@verizon.net, write "Nick" at 1125 Nelson Street, Dunedin, Florida 34698 or call 727-734-7060

Keywords: DD843 veterans of WW11, Korean War, Cuban Blockade
and Veit Nam War



Entry: 48297
Subject: USS PARICUTIN

Jim Roblyer wrote on January 21, 2005


City and State: NORTH PLATTE NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: served on Puky "P" from 68 to 71



Entry: 47603
Subject: USS PARICUTIN 45-46

John Iaffaldano wrote on December 19, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on the USS Paricutin during World War II, I am putting together a scrap book for him. Anyone out there that served on the ship during that period? I believe my dad worked primarily on communications and radar equipment. If anyone has any pictures or information from that period I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

John

Keywords: Peter Iaffaldano - Electrician First Mate



Entry: 47314
Subject: AUG. 57-MAY 61.

Jim Winter wrote on December 5, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a leading seaman in 2nd division. I remember a few guys. If anyone was also there in 2nd division, or knew me, I would like to hear from you.

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Entry: 46726
Subject: ANYONE WHO KNEW TOM LAMANTEA

Michelle Talbot wrote on November 8, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am interested in trying to find anyone who knew my dad, Tom LaMantea, when he served during the Korean War. I believe he was in from 1950-1953. Please contact me if you have any information, I am trying to create a scrapbook for him of his experience.

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Entry: 46578
Subject: USS PARICUTIN 1966-67-68

Robert (Bob) Sharp wrote on October 30, 2004

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City and State: GERING NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Paricutin in 1966-67-68. I was
an RM3, one of those dits and dahs guys.
We were mostly in the Gulf of Tonkin, doing
unreps for the carriers and destroyers.
Some of us called her "The pukey P".
Spent an hour or four in Alongapo with
our friend San Miguel.
Bob

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Entry: 46080
Subject: 7/1943

Louis Vargas wrote on September 29, 2004


City and State: FANWOOD NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: hi any info on the paricutin in her very early years would be the best
thanks lou
seaman first
class











Keywords: paricutin sampson



Entry: 43063
Subject: WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO THE SHIP

Donald Towe wrote on May 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit: USS PARACUTIN AE-18

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE GOOD OLD SHIP USS PARACUTIN AE-18



Entry: 41860
Subject: LT. CMDR. CHESSMAN'S PHOTOS UP FOR AUCTION

Robert Haines wrote on March 20, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Lt. Cmdr. Chessman's photo album with hundreds of pictures taken on the Paricutin and in occupied Japan is up on eBay right now. Bidding closes this Sunday evening. You can find the auction at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem and category=4727 and item=2232453363 .
Thank you for your interest.

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Entry: 40456
Subject: RE: LT CMDR WESLEY E. CHESSMAN

Robert Haines wrote on January 31, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My apologies--I gave the wrong web address. It should be
www.hedonia.net/paricutin.jpg .
Thank you.

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Entry: 40453
Subject: RE: LT CMDR WESLEY E. CHESSMAN

Robert Haines wrote on January 31, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Please forgive the sad nature of this posting and my intrusion into your group. I happened to be at a house sale today in Stinson Beach, just north of San Francisco, for the estate of Lt Cmdr Wesley Chessman. I did not know him, but I brought home some of his items--including a photo album from his service with hundreds of pictures of various people he worked with (and civilians) in Japan, Korea and elsewhere, and lots of shots of the Paricutin.

I'd be happy to scan whatver pictures anyone would be interested in, and send them to you as an e-mail attachment. If anyone is interested, please let me know soon. I'll be putting his uniforms, medals, some loose photos of the Paricutin, and the photo album up on eBay in about a week, but I wanted to give anyone the chance to get free copies of any photos first. I've taken a couple of snapshots of the sort of pictures there are, which can be seen at www.hedonia.net/paracutin .

Also, if anyone can tell me anything about Lt Cmdr Chessman's military career prior to the Paracutin (especially during WWII) I'd be very interested.

God bless you all, and thank you for your sacrifice.

Regards --

Robert Haines

Keywords: USS Paricutin AE 18 - US Navy Fleet

Lt Cmdr Wesley Chessman



Entry: 40204
Subject:

Dwight Estes wrote on January 23, 2004

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City and State: OWENSBORO KY

Unit: BT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 40203
Subject:

Dwight Estes wrote on January 23, 2004

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City and State: OWENSBORO KY

Unit: BT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 37731
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE-18

Billy Mills wrote on October 22, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS A BT ON THE PARICUTIN FROM 1964 TO 1968, I HAVE NEVER HEARD FROM ANY ONE SINCE I LEFT .

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Entry: 31129
Subject: USS PARICUTIN

Rollin (Ron) Blanshine wrote on January 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MUSKEGON MI

Unit: USS BLAIR DER 147

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I HAVE A PHOTO I RECENTLY FOUND OF THE PARICUTIN LOADING AMMUNITION AT THE PEARL HARBOR AMMUNITION DOCK, PEARL HARBOR HAWAII, THE PHOTO IS UNDATED BUT I WAS THERE IN 1958 AND 1958 SO I AM SURE IT WAS DURING THAT TIME. . . . I WILL SEND A COPY ANYWHERE YOU ASK. . . RON

Keywords: WE SERVED ON THE DEW LINE 1957-1959



Entry: 30544
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE-18

Dick Godbehere wrote on December 21, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: SECOND DIVISION DECK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in Second Division Deck. Was Leading Seaman AFT, 1954-1956.
Did a couple WestPac cruises. Subic, Hong Kong, Sasebo, Yokosuka. A lot of unreps and drank a lot of Asahi and San Miquel.

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Entry: 30331
Subject: AE-18 PARICUTIN

Patrick Rea wrote on December 11, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served on board the Paricutin while stationed outside of Sasebo Japan.
John (Jack) David Rea Jr.
I would appreciate contact from any of his former shipmates. In paticular: Brice, Murray, and Crosthwait.

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Entry: 29191
Subject: INFORMATION OF MY DAD

Margie Lewis-Sanders wrote on October 31, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my fathers name is john lewis he served on the paricutin in wwII. please help me with any information you have.

thank you

Keywords: paricutin



Entry: 29007
Subject:

William E. Burnell wrote on October 22, 2002


City and State: CLARKSVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have tried to find Forrest and Barbara Gurley. Anyone know there whereabouts?
Janet Green Burnell

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Entry: 28974
Subject:

Maureen Johnson wrote on October 21, 2002


City and State: DAVIE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My Dad served on this ship from 1952-1956. I would like to hear from anyone who might have known him. His nickname might have been "Mitch".

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Entry: 28973
Subject: BILL MITCHELL

Maureen Johnson wrote on October 21, 2002


City and State: DAVIE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served on this ship from 1952-1956. I would like to hear from anyone who might have servered with him. His nickname might have been "Mitch".

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Entry: 28884
Subject: WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MY DAD

Kent Green wrote on October 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Keith Green (Shorty) served on the Paricutin in the early 50s. Dad died of cancer in 1973 and I would like to know more about him. Any one remember him?

Keywords: Would like info about Keith Green



Entry: 28760
Subject: ANOTHER PHOTO OF AE-18

David Hanson wrote on October 9, 2002


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father (the late Captain Ralph M. Hanson) was the commanding officer of the USS Paracutin during two of her cruises, including one in support of the Seventh Fleet's operations off Vietnam. There is a photo of AE-18 on the appropriate page of his biographical website at http://members.cox.net/ralphhanson/Autobio6.htm . Best wishes and thanks to all of you veterans.

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Entry: 28216
Subject:

Walter Joe Robinson wrote on September 12, 2002

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City and State: NORTH AUGUSTA SC

Unit: ENGINE ROOM SNIPE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WILL RESPOND TO ANY E-MAILS

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Entry: 28215
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT SERVED ONBOARD FROM JUNE 1960 THRU AUGUST 1961

Walter Joe Robinson wrote on September 12, 2002

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City and State: NORTH AUGUSTA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 26804
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE-18

Leo Weyland wrote on July 7, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to hear from anybody who served between 65-68

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Entry: 26717
Subject: USS PARICUTIN AE-18 VET - PICUTURES

Tom Garvie wrote on July 4, 2002

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City and State: HARRISBURG PA

Unit: USS PARICUTIN AE-18

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I WAS STATIONED ON BOARD USS PARICUTIN AE-18 FROM 1964 TO 1966. USS PARICUTIN SERVED PROUDLY IN VIETNAM. FORMER RM2. ANYONE WANTING PICTURE AND DESCRIPTION OF OUR SHIP GO TO www.navsource.org

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Entry: 26631
Subject: COMMISSIONED USS PARICUTIN AE-18

Thomas Hendricks wrote on June 30, 2002

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City and State: SUMMERVILLE SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 25606
Subject: MY DAD SERVED ON THE PARACUTIN.

Jennifer Nickeson wrote on May 20, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad Billy E. Anderson served on onboard from 52-54 I think, he was a boiler tech. I am looking for the emblem, pictures, and anything else I can get from the ship to put together a suprise gift for him. If any one has anything or might have known please email me.

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Entry: 24165
Subject: USS PARICUTIN 50-52

Edward McGowan wrote on March 22, 2002

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City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the Pericutin from '50 to '52 and would love to ear from my old buddies please email my son and we can exchange telephone numbers and talk abaout lod times. Does any one have any pictures of the Paricutin anymore? I want to show may son what she looked like!

Ed

Keywords: Paricutin GM3 class



Entry: 21082
Subject: PARACUTIN LOGO

Edwin Aldredge wrote on November 29, 2001

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City and State: LUFKIN TX

Unit: USS PARACUTIN AE-18

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have recently received a copy of the Logo for the Paracutin. Thanks very much for the response.

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Entry: 21025
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES OF USS PARICUTIN, AND SHIPS LOGO FOR GRANDFATHER

Ryan Rios wrote on November 26, 2001

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City and State: IMPERIAL BEACH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to find as much information for my grandfther. I believe that he was on board that ship from 1951-1953(4). He was an MM2 when he got out. Anything that I could receive from you would be a great help.

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