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Entry: 91998
Subject: USS PRAIRIE AD-15

John Mayer wrote on October 12, 2015


City and State:

Unit: RETIRED ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: If anybody is interested in a USS Prairie hat you can find one on www.militaryhats.us

Keywords:



Entry: 91922
Subject: LOOKING FOR FELLOW CREW MEMBERS

Lisa West wrote on September 22, 2015


City and State: WILLINGBORO NJ

Unit: NAVY VET

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who may have served with my dad, Charles Choo
Henry (from Florence, NJ). He was a member of company 61-509. If you remember him, please email me at tyreesaunt@aol.com. Thank you in advance.

Keywords: Nickname was Choo and he was an FN on the ship.



Entry: 84882
Subject: TERRY OSTER LOOKING FOR GORDON RUFFE

Mary Gotto wrote on December 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Terry Oster has asked me to look for a friend of his
by the name of Gordon Ruffe. they served 55-57 on USS
Prairie. Anyone having any information please let me
know and I will pass it on to him.

Keywords:



Entry: 81193
Subject: PRARIE SERVICE 49-51

Dudley Nee wrote on November 28, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: It is almost 60 years since I received my discharge in
San Diego and basically ended any contact with those I
served with. I doubt there are many, if any, in this
group who are left but if there are and interested I
would welcome hearing from them. Life for me has been
very good.

Keywords: service on USS Prarie (49-51) AD15
USS Frontier (51-52) AD25



Entry: 79724
Subject: JACK GOLDMAN

Ashley Goldman wrote on July 23, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY GRANDFATHER(JACK GOLDMAN) HE SERVED ON THE USS PRAIRIE AT SOME POINT IN THE 50'S IM JUST NOT SURE WHEN. IF YOU KNOW HIM PLEASE CONTACT ME 



Entry: 79187
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO, DICK RINFRET AND J.R. SILLS

Russ Rinfret wrote on June 3, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My father Richard "Dick" Rinfret and grandfather Joesph Ralph "J.R." Sills were both aboard the U.S.S. Prairie during the Korean War. If anyone has pictures or information regarding them I would love to have copies.

Keywords: Rinfret, Sills 



Entry: 78113
Subject: LOOKING FOR USS PRAIRIE SHIPMATES

Lisa West wrote on March 8, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for shipmates of my deceased father, Charles "Choo" Henry who served on the USS Prairie from 60-66(?). If you remember him, please contact me at tyreesaunt@aol.com. Thanking you in advance.

Keywords:



Entry: 76823
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER C. LEE JENKINS?

Lisa Stoll wrote on November 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, who passed away in 2000, served on the USS Prairie in the 1950s. His name was Charles Lee Jenkins, and always went by Lee Jenkins.

I would love to know if anyone remembers him or has any memories and/or pictures of him. I know he became a Navy Chaplain, but I am unsure if he was a chaplain at this point in his career. Thank you!

Keywords:



Entry: 71702
Subject: CAPT.WILLIAM JOHN VANEE (DECEASED)

Jerry Vanee wrote on September 22, 2009


City and State: CA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: While researching the history of the first navy jack flag that I'm currently flying at my home I ran across the fact that this flag from 1775 flew over the USS Praire for 11 years as the most senior commissioned ship in our navy. I remember my dad Dr. William John vanEe recalling his fond memories of his service on the Praire. He was a Navy Dental Officer who may have been a Commander or Captain after WWII. He told me of playing scrabble with the ship's Captain while sunning themselves on voyages across the oceans. Is that true and do any of you veterans have any memories of my dad that I can share with his survivors ? Thankfully , Jerry van Ee (Retired)

Keywords: Saipan Tinian Korea... on the USS PRAIRE (1940's-50's)



Entry: 71229
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Karri Headley wrote on August 11, 2009


City and State: ROSEVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Garry E. Nelson recently passed away and I am looking for
people who served with me to share stories. Grandpa mentioned be a
LCM co/swain (??) Feb 6, 1951. Sept of 49 he was in Hongkong China. In
his letter he mentions a buddy "Red". May of '51 he was in Sasebo Japan.

Keywords: USS Prairie 1949, 1950, 1951, buddy "red", hongkong, sasebo, Garry
Nelson



Entry: 67942
Subject: LOOKING FOR KOREAN WAR BUDDIES

Richard Schowengerdt wrote on November 19, 2008


City and State: COSTA MESA CA

Unit: ET GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hello All,

I am interested in locating old buddies I served with in the ET gang aboard the USS Prairie from 1953 to 1954. Anyone remembering me, please respond. We alternated between San Diego and Sasebo, Japan. The ship was in Sasebo most of the time during that period and made one quick trip around the coast of Korea after the Armistice was signed.

Best regards,

Richard N. Schowengerdt

Keywords:



Entry: 67167
Subject: USS PRAIRIE JACKET

Linda Jackson wrote on September 11, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: WOOLDRIDGE MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I just wanted to throw out there that I acquired a black velvet USS Prairie jacket (old) with Hawaii, Wake, IS., Marcus Is., Hong Kong, Subic Bay, and Sasebo embroidered on the front along with a patch that reads "Far East Cruise", the IC Gang along with several pictures surrounding that.

If anyone is interested, please let me know. I've been reading the history of the USS Prairie and have gotten very interested in the people behind this.

Thanks.

Linda Jackson

Keywords:



Entry: 66645
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charles Ebner wrote on July 24, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: BARBERTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: looking for radiomen or signalmen aboard ad15 from
1947 to 1950

Keywords:



Entry: 66545
Subject: USS PRAIRIE 1952 -55 PIPE FITTER

Donald Spriggs wrote on July 17, 2008


City and State: HANFORD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for old ship mates from uss prairie 1952- 1955. I was a pipe
fitter also worked in sheet metal shop. Looking for wilkerson, west, lakey,
or any one who remembers me. thank you

Keywords: DES



Entry: 65707
Subject: U.S.S PRAIRIE 1922

Pam Devault wrote on May 22, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any photos of the crew from 6-30-1922 to 7-15-1922, my great grandfather Patrick Gore served on the Prairie during that time and I have no pictures of him, any information would be very nice, thanks

Keywords:



Entry: 64374
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charles Ebner SR. wrote on February 19, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: BARBERTON OH

Unit: NAVY USS PARIRRIE AD 15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: uss parirrie ad15



Entry: 64373
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charles Ebner wrote on February 19, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: BARBERTON OH

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: uss parirrie ad15



Entry: 64372
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charles Ebner wrote on February 19, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: BARBERTON OH

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: uss parirrie ad15



Entry: 64265
Subject: USS-PRAIRIE-AD-15 OCT-1950 TO APR:1954

Lawrence Ussery wrote on February 12, 2008


City and State: ROANOKE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Like to hear from some of the guys I served with or anyboby else that wants to communicate.

Keywords: Lawrence(Useless) Ussery 1950-1954
Shipfitter Shop Tool room.
Buddies:D.R Reynolds,Brinton Burdette,Paul and Fred Schneider,Marlin Kinning,Billie Bell(deceased)Harold Newcombe(deceased)Roy Soper(deceased)C.A Pattison,Paul Burnette,Cletus Kaska,William Overfelt.



Entry: 63394
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES THAT MAY REMEMBER ME.

Stacy Harvey (Tyer) wrote on December 14, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for old shipmates that may remember me. I was onboard the USS Prairie from 1989-1991 and I worked on deck (hated standing watch). Ann Nunn if you are out there, please contact me. We called each other Spanky and BuckWheat and.

Keywords: Where are my girls?
Sondra Knight - Barbara Wilson - Mary (Apple) Gillan -Ann (Spanky) Nunn - Maria (sorry don't remember your last name) - Learny (from New York) - Cross - Tracey Parker - Alma (shorty)



Entry: 61489
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES 1953-1958

Stephanie M. wrote on July 2, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was aboard her from 1953-1958 I am looking for people that knew him.
His name is Robert Storm he says he was a Petty Officer 3rd class. He is looking for a few shipmates with the last name Fritz, Perez, Imhoff, Hobbs, Blaisdale, he can't remember their first names. He is also looking for Don Alexander, J.a. Jones, and R. B. Jones.
Do any of these names ring a bell??
Thank you for your time!

Keywords: Robert Storm,
Don Alexander,
Imhoff,
Fritz
J.a. Jones,
R. B. Jones,
Perez
Hobbs
Blaisdale



Entry: 61453
Subject: USS PRARIE AD15

Larry Fiore wrote on June 29, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for damage controlmen aboard prarie 1971 to 1972
r-division dc shop under chief johnson

Keywords: superwhop



Entry: 60644
Subject: GREETINGS PRAIRIE CREWMEN/WOMEN

Timothy Bolla wrote on April 12, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ERIE PA

Unit: USS PRAIRIE AD-15 ENG.R-DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Greetings to each and everyone who served onboard the Prairie.I served from SEPT.79 TO Mar.82 working in R-Div.DC shop.Caught the end of West-Pac "79 and enjoyed the cruise of "81.I had many friends throughout the ship.Especially would like to hear from pals of R-Div,Dan Star,Steve Womack,Lou Eldredge etc.God be with each and everyone of you and may your memories never fade away.

Keywords: HT3 Daniel Starr,Engineman 3 Samuel Garcia



Entry: 60576
Subject: USS PRAIRIE AD-15( CREW MEMEMBER)

Paul F. Kershner wrote on April 6, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: READING PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i reported on board 04/70 iwas lpo of ist div i ret from active duty 03/74 i am looking for two old crew members Bm2 carl crimi, Bmc larry loudermilk when i left they where still on board

Keywords:



Entry: 60261
Subject: 'M' AND 'A

Monte Talbot wrote on March 8, 2007


City and State:

Unit: USS PRAIRIE AD-15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Knox on the Rocks



Entry: 57593
Subject: FOUNDRY ABOARD USS PRAIRIE AD-15

Dennis Lovelace wrote on June 10, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SHERMAN TX

Unit: FOUNDRY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the Prairie from 1953-57.
Willie B. Pike was First class P.O. when I went aboard and I was First Class P.O. when I left in Rastunra,India.
Left on the USS Roberts DD823 Took me two months to get back to the good old USA.
My tour of duty was three years nine months four days all Sea duty.
I retired after 27yrs at Texas Instuurments and Raytheon Inc.

Keywords: Harvey,Burgess,Brube,Smith,Pike,Theirs more I just can't think of them right now. I'm 72yrs old I was 18yrs old when I went aboard and nearly 23yrs when I left.



Entry: 56204
Subject: 3RD DIVISION DECK APES AND BEYOND

Mark Pinkham wrote on March 13, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Looking to hear from anyone who served with me from 76-80 on the Uss Prairie AD-15... I was in third division but remember many of you from that time...I hope this will find all who remember,,,,REMEMBERING? and OH??? Ron Payne are you out there???? I know you remember!!!!! Bon Voyage till then Mark Pinkham

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Entry: 56203
Subject: DECK APES 3RD DIVISION AND BEYOND

Mark Pinkham wrote on March 13, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Greetings Prairie Dogs...I am looking for anyone who served from 1976-1980...I was a third division deck ape and remember many of you from that time...I would like to renew old friendships with some of you who may have spent time with me while serving... Ron Payne,I know you will remember,are you out there??????Bon Voyage till then....Mark Pinkham 3rd Division 76-80

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Entry: 56037
Subject: USS PRAIRIE AD-15 55-57

John Grimsley wrote on February 28, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from shipmates that served on the USS Prairie AD-15 during 55-57

Keywords:



Entry: 53140
Subject: USS PRAIRIE 1942?

Michael O'Brien wrote on September 14, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLLADAY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Recently, my best friend's mother passed away. Included in her personal belongings were numerous pictures of the USS PRAIRIE, (some drawn, some stamped photos.) With those, are several original pictures, (most are dated February 1944, some not dated at all.) of VIPS, military personnel celebrating Christmas aboard the ship, crew photos, or photos of soldiers coming ashore to unidentified islands. There are also many pictures of US soldiers on that tour who are integrating with those islanders I referred to.

As I stated, we're not certain who these soldiers are or where they were touring at that time. Perhaps one of you USS PRAIRIE buffs may be able to guide us in the proper direction? We would appreciate it.

Her grandfather's name was Ralph Vaughn Peterson and was a Chief Special Artificer Optical. (?) He also retired May 26, 1947, after 20 years of service.

FYI: There was also an old photo envelope which held several USS PRAIRIE Crew group photos. (Mostly Christmas photos) On that envelope are the names of soldiers that these pictures were dispersed to, we assume, and these are their last names. Reynolds - Block - Hill - Hubert - Anderson - Dickinson - Rayman - Ringer - Bowles? - Henry - Curry - Cohen - Mauro - Miller - Thomas and Chambless?

My e-mail address is MMMO69@aol.com. Thank you for taking the time to read this add, but most of all, thank you all so much for your bravery and nobility while serving this great country of ours.

Keywords: USS PRAIRIE 1942 Unidentified Photos



Entry: 52650
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES '49-'54

Harold K. Livingston wrote on August 15, 2005


City and State: NEW ALBANY MS

Unit: SHIP SERVICE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: NICKNAME - LIVEY
LOOKING FOR MK GREENWAY, JIM OLIVER, MAX COLE, AND ANYBODY IN SHIP SERVICE DIVISION(S3)FROM '49 TO '54



Entry: 52564
Subject: HI DECK APES

Marvin Johnson wrote on August 11, 2005


City and State: EAST MOLINE IL

Unit: 2ND DIVISION USS PRAIRIE AD 15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Wanting to hear from the guys in the 2nd division form May 52-Dec.55 A life time ago but not forgotten

Keywords: Maybe you remember me by M.L., Johnny or Motor Launch



Entry: 51659
Subject: SEARCHING FOR VERNON INGALLS/FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS

Nettie Shumaker wrote on June 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for Vernon Ingalls, or anyone who might have know him. USS Prarie early to mid 60's.

Keywords:



Entry: 50548
Subject: USS PRAIRIE 1964-1966

Rick Ainsworth wrote on May 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: SIGNAL BRIDGE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Knox on the Rocks



Entry: 50128
Subject: USS PRAIRIE AD15 STOREKEEPER

Larry Dilts wrote on April 12, 2005


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a storekeeper in the Supply department from
November 1954 through July 1957. I made 2 WestPac
cruises in 1955 and 1956-57. The last cruise turned out
to be an around the world cruise because of the Suez
Crisis and tin cans needing supplies, fuel, etc located in
the Persian Gulf. Would like to correspond with
shipmates of that time period.
Larry Dilts SK2

Keywords:



Entry: 47403
Subject: PRAIRIE 59-61

William Trammell wrote on December 9, 2004


City and State: OHATCHEE AL

Unit: USS PRAIRIE AD15

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Made two wespac cruises, one in 59 and one 61.
Was engineer on small boats, enjoyed working up on the boat deck along with the deckapes. Left the ship in Hunters Point in 61. Remember alot of fine shipmates, from the fire rooms, engine rooms to the signal bridge. Miss real bad!!!!

Keywords:



Entry: 45883
Subject: NEED INFORMATION

Carl Hups wrote on September 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WESTMINSTER CO

Unit: USS PRAIRIE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am in the process of writing an autobiography and part of it is devoted to the time I spent in the navy aboard the USS Prairie from 1951-1954. If there is anyone that was aboard her during that time and has something of interest to add I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks
Carl

Keywords: USS Prairie AD-15
1951-1954



Entry: 42286
Subject: JAME STAVROS

Ruth Stavros wrote on April 12, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My dad James Stavros served on the USS Prarie during the Korean War. He was injured July 29, 1952. He had been welding in the ship's boar when there was an explosion and was injured in the face and shoulder and lost sight of his left eye. He was later transfered to Oak Knoll where he remained for about a year before coming home. We would appreciate any contact with ship mates that might remember him. please email me. thank you!!

Keywords: Korean War



Entry: 40759
Subject: HELLO

William Maus wrote on February 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MARREROLA LA

Unit: MEDICAL

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: JUST SAYING HELLO TO MY OLD SHIPMATES,IF YOU REMEMBER ME, SEND ME A E-MAIL.FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS TO ALL WHO SERVED.

Keywords: HM3 MAUS MEDICAL DEPT 90-DECOM



Entry: 40644
Subject: STATIONED ABOARD

David L. Branstetter SR. wrote on February 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. JAMES MO

Unit: BM-1/MAI 1976-1979

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: RETIRED 19SEP91 MAC

Keywords:



Entry: 39627
Subject: USS PRAIRIE'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Prairie Wemaster wrote on January 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Be sure to scan and sign the guestbooks at USSPrairie.com !

Keywords: USS Prairie, AD-15



Entry: 39434
Subject: USS PRAIRIE, AD-15 SUPPLY DEPT.

Ralph W. Bell wrote on December 25, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: PLS LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR NEXT REUNION!
I WAS SK1, SKC, AND THEN COMMISIONED ABOARD THAT FINE SHIP AND MADE THE ROUND-THE-WORLD CRUISE.

Keywords:



Entry: 38441
Subject: CHARLIE'S WHEREBOUTS

Mitos Villaescusa wrote on November 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAPLE

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: IF SOMEBODY KNOW HIS WHEREBOUTS PLEASE CONTACT
ME, I WANT TO UPDATE ABOUT HIS PRESENT CONDITION
RIGHT NOW.....THANKS A LOT......

Keywords: CHARLIE OR CARLITO PANLLIO WAS LAST HEARD HE WAS
BOARD ON USS PRAIRIE AD 15 WHILE THE SHIP
WAS AT THE GULF OF OMAN SOMETIME 1988.



Entry: 38422
Subject: PLANK OWNERS

Evan Robbins wrote on November 16, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLOUNTVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Evan E. Robbins, "Robbie" , plank owner from orrig. 1940 crew, radioman 1C, my father. Died in 1988. Would like to hear from other plank owners or their families,or anybody who remembers my dad.

Keywords:



Entry: 37074
Subject: DEWEY HT-3 (STORIE)

Reid Faddis wrote on September 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDEP MO

Unit: E-GANG SHIP'S COM.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: rfaddis@sbcglobal.net

Keywords: Dewey Storie Reid Faddis is looking
USS PRAIRE AD-15 77-79?



Entry: 36475
Subject: 1953 - 1955

Bill Matheny wrote on August 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAUREL MS

Unit: USS PRAIRIE AD-15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in the US Navy from 1-9-52 thru 10-10-55. Spent my entire enlistment om the USS Prairie AD-15.

Keywords: 1953 - 1955



Entry: 35941
Subject: LUNG CANCER LINK

Romeo Nofuente wrote on July 30, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: REPAIR (ELECTRONICS)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was onboard the Prairie in 1985 with 2 overseas deployments. I was just recently diagnosed with Lung Cancer and given between 6 months- 1 year to live. I don't smoke and have no family history of the disease. I can only link it to asbestos exposure during my time onboard. Does anybody have information regarding incidence of Lung Cancer onboard the ship?

Keywords: Romeo



Entry: 34864
Subject: SH1(SW)USNRET UPDATE

Jerry Ballard wrote on June 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: TULARE CA

Unit: USS PRAIRIE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Crew Member on the USS Prairie 1984-1990 Looking for fellow crew members during this period and for PH2 Naber from Washington State who worked in the Photo Lab.

Worked in the Ship's store as an SH then was transfered to the Photo Lab. Have lots of Photos if interested.

Keywords: Former USS Prairie member



Entry: 33681
Subject: LOOKING FOR 3RD DIVISION BUDDIES

Birdie Broken Rope wrote on April 18, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: where is everyone now days from the deck division??

Keywords:



Entry: 33462
Subject: R1 DIVISION 1977-1983

Brianne Fontaine wrote on April 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: just looking for anyone who served with my uncle
Kevin Breitbarth

Keywords: USS PRARIE 77-83
repair division R1






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