USS Piedmont (AD-17)


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USS Piedmont AD-17

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Entry: 93335
Subject: USS PIEDMONT 1950-1953

Michelle Stiles wrote on June 10, 2016


City and State: SEYMOUR TN

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wondering if anyone served with my Grandfather Lester Joe Covington? If they possibly have photos or crew photos.
He was a gunner's mate? on USS Piedmont from around 1950 to 1953

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Entry: 89805
Subject: LOOKING FOR CONNECTION WHO KNOWS MY DAD, LAWRENCE KUAMOO

Lawrence Kuamoo wrote on October 15, 2014


City and State:

Unit: AD-17 USS PIEDMONT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was just trying to connect with shipmates who knows my dad.. he served on the Piedmont from 62 to 66. please contact me via email, and we can connect when i correspond with you, my dad would be happy and rekindle all the past time events that has gone by.. thank you..

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Entry: 87286
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1969-1972

Michael Wheeler wrote on September 25, 2013


City and State: PORTSMOUTH VA

Unit: USS PIEDMONT AD-17

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for fell shipmates that served aboard Piedmont in the
Jun/Jul 1972 time frame... I am fighting a VA benefits claim
rejection and could sure use some info support for the appeal...
thanks for your support in advance...

Keywords: Data Processing Tech, DP, Data Systems Tech, DS, Store Keeper,
SK, Da Nang, Vietnam, Jun/Jul 1972, agent orange contamination



Entry: 86249
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER SERVED ON THE USS PIEDMONT IN 50-52 I BELIEVE

Jamie Johnson wrote on May 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Ronald Wade Bornman served on the USS Piedmont
in the Korean War I believe he was on the Piedmont from 50-52.
I am looking for anyone that may have a personal story or a
picture that they would be willing to share. My gradfather has
passed and I am working on geneology and would like to include
information from his time in the Navy.

Keywords: Looking for information, personal stories or photographs of my
grandfather Ronald Wade Bornman, from Indianapolis, Indiana



Entry: 86217
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED 1966- 1967

Tommy Francis wrote on May 17, 2013


City and State: BOONEVILLE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: AD 17 DD 808



Entry: 84006
Subject: 1960-1964 USS PIEDMONT AD-17

Cleomenis Petrochilos wrote on August 25, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: PETRO, VET, 371-12-30



Entry: 79598
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPS COMPANY,CREW MAY-1951

Harry Barrineau wrote on July 11, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: TIFTON GA

Unit: SHIPS COMPANY METAL SMITH

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i was heading for georgia,my home.left ship while in drydock,hunters point,san francisco,ca.was to catch ship when back in home point at san diego,ca.i was between vidor tx. and la. line when i was hit head on by a 1938 pontiac. i was on a new harley.the sailor was a james b ray,stationed on the uss tutwilla.he and his companion were drunk.the district attorney said they had no ins.,and he went back on board ship and shipped out.i lost 8 months in hospital and a new l200.00 harley.

Keywords: 81 years age.left piedmont may 1 1951 on reenlistment leave for 30 days.hospitalized from may thru dec.,usn hosp.corpus christe.tx. 



Entry: 79559
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD DURING THE KOREAN WAR HIS NAME WAS NOAH LEE PICKENS

Danial Pickens wrote on July 7, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 79058
Subject: PIEDMONT 1950 - 1953 SHIPMATES

Laddie McCabe wrote on May 27, 2011


City and State: LONG BEACH CA

Unit: MACHINE SHOP / OIL LAB / LOG ROOM

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Paul C. Bowen is my friend and neighbor who served aboard the USS Piedmont from 1950 - 1953. He had a temporary additional duty (TAD) aboard the USS Halsey Powell DD 686. Paul would like to reconnect with anyone whom he served with to share memories. Paul is not good with computers so I am helping him with this. He has given me a few names - Red, George Burnham. All of his photos and memorabilia of his time in the Navy was destroyed by fire so anything that you can share would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Keywords: USS Piedmont, USS Halsey Powell DD 686, USS Piedmont, Friends - George Burnham, Red,  



Entry: 77505
Subject: KOREAN WAR PROJECT-DALLAS-TEXAS

James Davis SR. wrote on January 18, 2011


City and State: BLOOMINGDALE GA

Unit: U S S PIEDMOMT AD17

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from someone who was abored the Piedmont during 1949 tru 1952

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Entry: 76260
Subject: FAMILY SEARCH

Dan Kinney wrote on September 26, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Can anyone who knows either of these 2 sailors,put me in touch with them for a highly important family matter pertaining to re-establishing contact between Fields and a daughter born in the philippines in 1971-that he may know of or possibly not. Dixon was a buddy of Fields. Your reply will be held in strict confidence. This request is made on compassionate basis to possibly bring together estranged father and daughter far too long kept apart. No finacial is or will be received by this writer now or in the future.

Keywords: U.S.S. Piedmont, Subic Bay, 1970
Charles Fields,African American, Crewman
C.Dixon, African American, Crewman



Entry: 74513
Subject: USS PIEDMONT 1949-1952

Dale Phelps wrote on April 28, 2010


City and State: BUNA TX

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I had a good tour of duty while on the Piedmont from Mar 1949 - August 1952. I worked on the O1 deck aft.

Keywords: Korea Vet, Master at Arms for mess hall, boat operator. Looking for Charles Crawley(Ark), C O Whitman (Ok), O'Donnel(Ok), Sellers (Ok)



Entry: 71382
Subject: SHIPMATES

Jerry Culp SR. wrote on August 24, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: TEMPLE TX

Unit: BOILER REPAIR SHOP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I SERVED IN THE NAVY FROM JULY 1978 TO APRIL 1988 I WAS ON USS PIEDMONT AND PART OF "HIS" DECOMMISSIONING AND A PLANK OWNER

Keywords: TEX



Entry: 71328
Subject: 1966-1969 WESTPAC'S

Thomas McFadzean JR. wrote on August 18, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Any guys from deck force,boat division out there? Made 2 westpac's. How bout you Kenny Wells, CR Brown, Hippo, Jawbones, none of you have computer's?

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Entry: 68986
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMORIES OF MY FATHER

Daniel Canter wrote on February 5, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: DEWITT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have several artifacts from The Piedmont when my father served - a
small ashtray and a very heavy ship plaque cast iron mounted on wood
with Doc on it carrying a ruck sac and holding a torch. I believe he
provided legal services for the sailors aboard ship. I would like some
details or even photos if anyone has them or remembers serving with
him. Sadly he passed away in 1995.

Keywords: Herbert M. Canter



Entry: 68061
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTOS INFO 'MR. PEABODY'

Aaron Isom wrote on November 28, 2008


City and State: CROSSVILLE AL

Unit: BMSN / 1ST CLASS /SEAMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am trying to find info/photos of the inside of the ship ,uss piedmont /friends/shipmates of Aaron
Isom,, he says his nickname was "mr. peabody". Anyone who remembers him please write me at joseeiam@hotmail.com . His pctures were destroyed and I am trying to find info for him. Daddy is in fairly good health, 75 yrs. old . Would love to receive photos of him with any of his friends or anything from that era 1952-1956.
He was canvas cover repairman, painter, seaman?
Thanks, JoAnn (Isom) Cheek

Keywords: canvas cover repairman,seaman/01 deck/pakrat fleet/"mr. peabody"/uss.piedmont ad 17



Entry: 67454
Subject: INCHON INVASION

Robert Loucks wrote on October 8, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I boarded the "Doc" Piedmont at Okinawah 1950
was in Sasebo, Pusan, Inchon San Diego Drydoc at San Francisco Hunters Point back to Sasebo $ Korea with the 7the fleet like to find shipmates of the era, especially William "Bill" Pooler electrician, and any others that are still around..

Keywords: 1950 thru 1952



Entry: 66616
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charmaine Nick wrote on July 22, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 7TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for Gene Dupree,Atwood, "pete",smith,Nicolai that served with Ernest Morales on the USS Piedmont 1946-1948 not sure of actual dates served. Found old Navy book wanted information about my father.



Entry: 66122
Subject: 5

Judith Whipple wrote on June 18, 2008


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am historian aboard Lexington Museum. I need info on the 5" 38's for our new guns. Can anyone help me. If you know someone that can please let me know!!!

Thanks very much.

Keywords: I am historian aboard Lexington Museum. I need info on the 5" 38's for our new guns. Can anyone help me. If you know someone that can please let me know!!!

Thanks very much.



Entry: 66022
Subject: DECEASD BROTHER WAS ON PIEDMONT

William Earl Ford JR. wrote on June 11, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: MADISON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: we still have his navy uniform, good condition.
his son was amazed. my dad passed away in 2003.
my mom is doing well and is 84. thanks for the website WILLIAM EARL FORD JR WAS FROM HARRIMAN TENNESSEE HE WAS IN THE NAVY IN 1961
THANK YOU

Keywords: bill was what my brothr was called, he was from tennessee probably was called hillbill y,,, he passed away in 1999 after heart surgery. he has two children
and i would like to get a photo of the piedmont and i will copy it for them.



Entry: 64953
Subject: 1955/56 WESTPAC CRUISE

Michael (Mike) Best wrote on March 27, 2008


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: USS PIEDMONT AD-17

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR A 1955/1956 PIEDMONT WESTPAC CRUISE BOOK, EITHER TO PURCHASE, OR COPY. JUST CANNOT SEEM TO FIND IT ANYWHERE. KNOW ITS OUT THERE, AND HOPE ONE OF YOU CAN ASSIST. MANY THANKS, GOD BLESS.

MIKE BEST
USS PIEDMONT 1955/1956
HOMEPORT-- SAN DIEGO

Keywords: CRUISE BOOK



Entry: 64882
Subject: BECKY TRANI

Teri Gresh wrote on March 23, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for a cousin, Becky Trani, who posted on this site a few years back regarding her father, John "JW" Wiecenski, who served on the USS Piedmont in 1965-67. Becky, if you're out there, please respond. I was your Dad's first cousin, Teri. Never got to know you since you were so young when he died.

Keywords: JW; John Wiecenski; USS Piedmont; 1965-1967



Entry: 64589
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1950-1953

Sharon Bahr wrote on March 3, 2008


City and State: DELRAY BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Please contact me if you served or remember my father.

Keywords: USS Piedmont, my father served in the early 50's his name is Bob Crouch they called him (RED). I am looking to join his shipmates with him.



Entry: 63382
Subject: WESTPAC 1965-67 PERSONNEL OFFICE

Lary Northcutt wrote on December 12, 2007


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: EXEC DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 58031
Subject: NICK HEYART?

Tom Heyart wrote on July 9, 2006


City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Nick Heyart Diver AD-17 USS Piedmont. Well one thing I've found is that if you have the surname of "Heyart", than your related. So Hi from a Navy vet and cousin.

Keywords: Heyart 's in the US Navy



Entry: 57873
Subject: USS PIEDMONT

Carolyn Henderson wrote on June 28, 2006


City and State: CHAPPELL HILL TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to find anyone who served with my dad on the USS PIEDMONT around 1952-1957. My dad loved this ship. His name is Lawrence Weldon Scallorn. They called him Dyomite and Guns. Please e-mail or call.
Thank-you,
Carolyn

Keywords: Dyomite, guns



Entry: 56494
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY BROTHER

Lori Lish-Ashton wrote on April 1, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information or stories about my brother Roy Alexander Lish Jr. Thanks to everyone for any help that you can provide. - Lori

Keywords: Weapons Department- USS Piedmont (AD-17) 1970-1973? Long Beach California?



Entry: 55250
Subject: AD17 R5 DIV AND REPAIR OFFICE

Gary Chapman wrote on January 18, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: USS PIEDMONT AD17

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Anybody there that servered on USS Piedmont AD17 in the 1970-1973 time frame. Or any DDs that were our "customers" during that time. Interested in personal photos of Doc Piedmont in Subic and Da Nang Harbor. Or Long Beach. San Diego and the rest of WESPAC would be nice too. Fire Control Tech and supply PO in R5 Div and worked in the repair office for Commander White and Lt. Mullienxue (spelling???.

Keywords: USS Piedmont, AD17, R5, Doc, FTG



Entry: 55051
Subject: USS PIEDMONT AD17

Jerry Culp SR. wrote on January 7, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: TEMPLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I SERVED ON THE USS PIEDMONT AD17 AS A BOILER TECH. 2nd. CLASS WORKING IN THE BOILER REPAIRS SHOP ALSO WAS SUPPLY PETTY OFFICER WAS PART OF THE DECOMMISSIONING CREW



Entry: 54771
Subject: USS PIEDMONT AD17

Jerry Culp SR. wrote on December 21, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: TEMPLE TX

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 54565
Subject: USS PIEDMONT

Wallace Hooker wrote on December 10, 2005


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm looking for my shipmates who served on the Piedmont from 1950-54.

Keywords: Richard Parfitt, George R. Johnson, James Ely, Jack Roberts, Homer DeVan, Richard Gutzman, Joseph Felt



Entry: 53940
Subject: LOOKING FOR FATHER'S FRIENDS

Kate Bailey wrote on November 5, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is Dr. Steve Bailey and he was on the USS Piedmont I believe in the late 60s or early 70s. I'm secretly trying to find out if anyone remembers him or has a story to share about him. He was a dentist who played on the basketball team. He is now in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease and I'd like to put together a book of things for him to look at and remember in the later stages. Please email me if you think you might remember him.

Keywords: USS Piedmont, dentist, friends



Entry: 52942
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIP MATES AROUND 1950

Tammy A. wrote on August 31, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUMMERFIELD FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for old friends of my fathers, Billy L. Mays. He served on the USS Piedmont around 1950. I would love to know about him during that period.

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Entry: 52902
Subject: USS PIEDMONT REUNION

John Chesnick wrote on August 28, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hello Shipmates,
The Piedmont is having a reunion in Baltimore, Oct.
13 - 16. 2005. Contact me if interested.

Keywords: USS Piedmont reunion



Entry: 51362
Subject: LOOKING FOR THE PIEDMONT

Tamisa Grove wrote on June 5, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER-IN-LAW WAS A GUNNERS MATE ON THE USS PIEDMONT IN 1963, WE ARE LOOKING FOR INFO ON WERE THE PIEDMONT IS TODAY. IF YOU SERVED AT THIS TIME OR YOU CAN HELP PLEASE E MAIL.

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Entry: 51165
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Dee Brauneis wrote on May 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: My dad served on the Piedmont from 50-52 in the supply division. We would like to hear from anyone that may have known him. Thank you.



Entry: 49358
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMORIES 1950-53

Michelle Brown wrote on March 5, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would like to hear memories of anyone who knew my dad while he was on the Piedmont 1950-53. He is Mex Stumborg. Thanks!

Keywords: USS Piedmont 1950-53



Entry: 45484
Subject: PIEDMONT 54-57

Roy Brandon wrote on August 28, 2004


City and State: MILFORD MI

Unit: DAMAGE CONTROL CARPENTER SHOP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for reunion info. New e-mail address.

Keywords:



Entry: 44620
Subject: USS PIEDMONT 1946-1947

P.J. Ruzicka wrote on July 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: USS Piedmont, 1946 thru 1947...unbeknownst to my Papa, am trying to locate his dear friends. Thanks, Paula



Entry: 44102
Subject: USS PIEDMONT-AD-17- SEARCHING FOR PHOTOS AND DOCS TO DISPLAY AT FATHERS FUNERAL

Robin Bilodeau Spence wrote on June 28, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Father is Donald W. Bilodeau. Recently passed away. Unfortunately, Body is being held hostage in Probate Court while we wait to determine if I his only daughter is sole heir or if "A common law wife" is. In the meantime I am searching for documents, photos or anything that maybe of interest to my family and fathers friends so that if and when we are able to hold service we can share some of his great past in serving our country.

Thank You and God Bless,
Robin Rose Bilodeau Spence

Keywords: March, 1956 to December, 1959, US Naval Receiving, Long Beach, California
USS Piedmont (AD-17) Last Duty Assignment
Diesel Engine Operator, China Service Medal



Entry: 43895
Subject:

Allen (Al) Brown wrote on June 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TALLADEGA AL

Unit: USS PIEDMONT #2DIVE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 43894
Subject:

Allen (Al) Brown wrote on June 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TALLADEGA AL

Unit: USS PIEDMONT #2DIVE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WOULD like to talk with Guys 2div deck froce from 1947 thru 1950

Keywords: Thompson, townsond bill mays



Entry: 40630
Subject: CTF 95

James Paul wrote on February 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: RM 2 with the flag, calls sign P3U9 L5S7 and served 6 months on each ship out of Sasebo, Japan and set off of Pusan with 90 of us in communications handling material for all representatives in Korea. Remember the Piedmont for "Red Rider" Captain passed over. Had us on water hours, holly stoning deck, and bugs in all the food. Threw all the food out one night and cooked and entire new meal, Admiral of Flag, things got a little better. Anyone remember that?

Keywords: 1952-1954 USS DIXIE, USS PIEDMONT, USS PRAIRIE



Entry: 39753
Subject: USS PIEDMONT 1950-54

Ed Reith wrote on January 5, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BALLWIN MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Checking for old friends for my father-in-law, Glenwood (Glen) McNabb. He served on the Piedmont between 1950 and 1954 and worked in the machine shop.

Keywords:



Entry: 39481
Subject: LOCATE FRIENDS

Wallace K. Hooker wrote on December 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: OPERATIONS DIVISION, CIC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the Piedmont as a Radarman from 1950 to to about 1954. I would like to from George R. Johnson, James Ely, and Joe Feldt (Felt). Our immediate officer was Ensign Richard Parfitt, the most intelligent, admirable, and honorable officer I met during the Korean waw. Our first class petty officer was Robert Crowley, fair minded and smart. Homer DeVan whose was a fellow radarman died a few years ago.

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Entry: 38254
Subject: USS PIEDMONT- A17

Pattie Bobier-Crane wrote on November 11, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: WESTLAND MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My Dad was aboard the USS Piedmont from 1952 to 1956 he would like to hear from any one that was aboard during those years thank you and god bless.

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Entry: 38158
Subject:

Richard (Dick) Pearson wrote on November 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: BEARDSTOWN IL

Unit: SERVICE SQUADRON THREE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the Piedmont with ComServRonThree during
period of 54 to 57 years. The Staff rotated from ship to ship. Included the Hamul and Dixie as well. I was a court reporter/transcriber for the Admirals during this period. Left Sasebo in Aug.
1957.
Want to contact anyone who remembers this time frame or the events we lived. Special trips to Hong Kong and Yokusuka.

Keywords: Admiral's Staff, Gen.Ct.Mrt.Reviewing,Yeomen,ComServRonThree



Entry: 38157
Subject: STAFFCOMSERVRON THREE

Richard (Dick) Pearson wrote on November 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 37809
Subject: USS PIEDMONT AD 17 REUNIONS

Richard Bellair wrote on October 26, 2003


City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Piedmont Annual Reunions

Keywords:



Entry: 36334
Subject: U.S.S. PIEDMONT AD17

Jim Johnston wrote on August 18, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Anyone onboard the Piedmont from 64-67 for westpac cruises, would like to here from you.

Keywords:






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