USS Preston (DD-795)


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Entry: 84588
Subject: USS PRESTON (DD-795)

Fred Thompson SR. wrote on November 4, 2012


City and State: WINSTON-SALEM NC

Unit: SUPPLY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Served on the USS Preston From 1959 to 1963

Keywords: Personals Friends Paul Wood, Kenneth Doak, Richard
Benda, Lt. JG Charles A. Zemene, Frist Lieutenant
Charles Grabtree.



Entry: 83870
Subject: WOILD LIKE TO MEET SOMEONE WHO SERVED ABOARD THE USS PRESTON BETWEEN THE YEARS 1954THUR 1957

Charles Belletsky wrote on August 11, 2012


City and State: HOMOSASSA FL

Unit: AFTER ENGINEROOM #2

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 74549
Subject: USS PRESTON REUNION 2010

Gerald Jones wrote on May 1, 2010


City and State: GRAFTON WV

Unit: PRESTON CREW

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: We have a Reunion set from Sept 12 to Sept 15 2010
Will be held in Memphis, Tenn. Please contact me for
Info, Need mailing address Thank-You Gerald

Keywords:



Entry: 73015
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Robert Davidson wrote on January 5, 2010


City and State: MELBOURNE AR

Unit: USSPRESTON DD795

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: would be happy to hear from any shipmates who served on the Preston 1951-1954, my two closest friends, P.D. NAVE and J.C. DUNCAN ARE BOTH DECEASED



Entry: 69932
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795

Joseph W. Strong JR. wrote on April 21, 2009

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City and State: CAMDEN-WYOMING DE

Unit: FOX DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the USS Preston DD 795 from 12/1964 to 2/1969. Those were the best years of my life!!!
I have the 1967 Cruise Book but have lost the 1966 Cruise Book. Does anyone have one they can make a copy of or an extra one I can buy. Would like to get one for old time sake and memory because I was in that one more than the 1967 one. If you know me I like to look at myself a lot in that book. HaHaHa!!!!

Keywords: Joseph W. Strong Jr. Sonarman STG3 from 12/1965 to 2/1969 The best years of my life!!!



Entry: 69124
Subject: DALE HANGER : RADARMAN 1960-1962

David Becker wrote on February 14, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dale E. Hanger passed away on Feb 11, 2009 after long fight with leukimia. Would like to hear from shipmates. I think his services dates were 1960-1962 as radarman PO. Thank you for you service.

Keywords: USS Preston Radarman; JS Elfelt;



Entry: 53086
Subject: THOMAS LEE REED BOILERMAKER 56

Debra Sizemore wrote on September 10, 2005


City and State: DAYTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any information on my Dad Thomas Lee Reed from Hazel Green, Ky. He served on the destroyer USS Preston DD795 between June 1959-May 1960. he also served on another destroyer, but cannot find any information about it. His nickname was "old man", if my memory serves me right, he did own a naval book with pictures of the destroyer and some of the guys on the ship. Unfortunately it is lost. He left us in 1997 at the age of 62 and is probably entertaining crew members right now. If anyone has any information please give me a holler. Thank you!!

Keywords: Thomas Lee Reed, Hazel Green, Ky, "old man" USS Preston DD795



Entry: 51940
Subject: USS PRESTION SERVICE TIME

James Duncan wrote on July 9, 2005

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City and State: STAUNTON VA

Unit: USS PRESTON DD795

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I enjoyed meeting a lot of nice people on the USS Preston. I left the USS Preston while we were in Subic Bay in late May 1964 and was transferred to the USS Putnam DD757 out of Norfolk, VA while at home on emergency leave in June, 1964. David Waldrop, who made two Far East cruises called me in Jan. 2000 and we met again several months later.

Keywords: Jimmy Duncan, Dave Waldrop



Entry: 51797
Subject: USS PRESTON BOILERMAN 2C

Dave Waldrop wrote on July 1, 2005

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City and State: WEBSTER NC

Unit: BOILER ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I became a USS Preston crew member in March, 1963. I worked in the #1 boiler room until my discharge on August 18, 1966. I would really like to make contact
with some of the great guys I met on the Preston.

Keywords: made two far east cruises during the vietnam crisis--
1964 and 1965



Entry: 50110
Subject: SHERIDAN, THOMAS JR. NOV 65-SEP 66

Sally Scheidle wrote on April 11, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Sheridan was my older brother, according to NPRC records (which I just received) he served on the Preston from Nov 65 to Sep 66.

He was killed in a car accident in 1974, leaving behind an 18 month old son who is now trying to put together 'memories' of a dad he has no memory of.

If anyone out there served with Tom, we would REALLY appreciate hearing from you. I already got a copy of his service records, so I'm FULLY aware of what a "devil" he was - and we'd enjoy hearing any stories you might have to share.

MANY thanks.

Sally Scheidle
San Diego, CA

Keywords: Sheridan, Thomas (Tom)



Entry: 47010
Subject: DD795 FOX DIVISION

Charles Collins wrote on November 21, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: FT IN FOX DIVISION 1959-1963

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Was aboard the Preston from 1959-1963, serving as an FT. Sure would like to hear from any shipmates during that time (getting old, don't ya know ! ) Only names I remember from those FT's was Ron Evans, Paul Johnson, Lee Wright, and Bob Coleman. Anybody out there???

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Entry: 46762
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795 (1960-1963)

Jo Jones wrote on November 10, 2004

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City and State: WAUSAU WI

Unit: FOX DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My father Douglas Jones served on the Preston from August 1960 to August 1963. He and I are trying to track down any shipmates who served on the Preston at that time. Bobby Lollar, Bill Jones, ANYONE! Would be very excited to hear from you guys!!!

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Entry: 43626
Subject: USS PRESTON RADIO OPERATORS

Gene Curry wrote on June 7, 2004


City and State: IONE CA

Unit: USS PRESTON DD795 OC DIV.

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for people in OC Division especialy radio operators 1959-1961

Keywords: Radio gang 1959-1961



Entry: 43001
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795

Robert Coleman wrote on May 12, 2004

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City and State: OAKDALE NY

Unit: 2ND DIV. FT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Spent 1961 to 1964 abord

Keywords: Like to hear from some old ship mates



Entry: 42335
Subject: USS PRESTON BOILER TENDERS

Jon Neumann wrote on April 14, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for crew members who recall serving aboard the Preston with William Wilmot from 1951-1954.

510-559-9980 ext. 127

Keywords: William Wilmont
USS Preston



Entry: 39661
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795 WW 2

Harold Gillette wrote on January 2, 2004

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City and State: BATTLE CREEK MI

Unit: CO206-41

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for shipmates that served on the USS Preston DD795 between 1949 and the end of the war.

Keywords: USS Preston Navy Unit WW2 Radio operator



Entry: 37553
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES TO CORRESPOND WITH

Edward Everett Estes wrote on October 13, 2003

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City and State: MCKINLEYVILLE CA

Unit: USS PINE ISLAND AV-12

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 30027
Subject: LOOKING FOR FOX DIV 6/60TO 6/63

Jim Efferson wrote on November 30, 2002

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City and State: BUFFALO WY

Unit: FOX DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for fox div. members that were on board from june of 1960 to june 1963. fox div. members.... LT. SANDY MORISON DIV OFFICER, LPO.MORGAN SOG2, BURGER SOG3. PETER SHIER SOGSN. PAUL LAMONT SOG3. LARRY CRAG STG3. and KOKKO SOGSN. that is all that i could rember after 40 years. the "LEAMER" is looking forward to hearing from you.........

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Entry: 27151
Subject: U.S.S. PRESTON DD 795

Paul DeWitt wrote on July 26, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 26208
Subject: AVERY SNELLING

Rhonda Snelling wrote on June 11, 2002

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City and State: GILROY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am currently working on a special Father's Day picture of the USS Preston 795 for Father's Day. I am looking for any and all information that any of you might have on him. Funny stories, anything. I don't even know his rank. I could ask him, but with all that life has put him through, I wanted to do something special for him, to let him know how special he is to me. Anything you can do to help would be awesome. Thank you all for standing up for our country! God Bless you all!

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Entry: 25884
Subject: SEPT. 2002 USS PRESTON REUNION

Harold Kosbau wrote on May 29, 2002

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City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MN

Unit: SERVED ON PRESTON 1951-53

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 2002 USS Preston DD795 Reunion will be held Sept. 12-15 in Bloomington, MN, at Thunderbird Hotel, (has over $3.million of art woork), 1/4 mile from Mall of America.

Keywords: Contact Harold Kosbau for an information packet including registration forms.



Entry: 25263
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795

Al Whitney wrote on May 6, 2002


City and State:

Unit: USMC (RET)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, BT1 Robert J. Whitney, served on board the USS Preston up until Dec. 1968 when he retired. I can remember many times going to the "mole" pier in Long Beach to pick him up or drop him off.

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Entry: 24783
Subject: 52-53 1ST DIV

Wilbert Malvern wrote on April 16, 2002

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City and State: DENISON TX

Unit: 1ST DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: served on uss prenston in korea 1952-53 uss benninton 1953 -54 dec

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Entry: 23023
Subject: CREW MEMBER WW2

Carl Adolphson wrote on February 9, 2002

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City and State: ROCKFORD IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: crew member ww2

Keywords: crew



Entry: 22631
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795

Bobby Lollar wrote on January 25, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: 1ST DIV. FOWARD

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served on preston 1960,61,62.operation dominic, christmas island , neclear test.

Keywords:



Entry: 22616
Subject: USS PRESTON DD 795

Bobby Lollar wrote on January 25, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: 1ST DIV. FOWARD

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: too many friends for the space

Keywords:



Entry: 22290
Subject: USS PRESTON

Roy Bartlett wrote on January 14, 2002

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City and State: HOSCHTON GA

Unit: SM2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for any s/m that served aboard ca124 or dd795 1958/1962

Keywords: uss rochester ca 124 1958/1960
uss preston dd795 1960/1962



Entry: 22041
Subject: SEEKING SHIPMATES FROM DD795

Charlie Birkenmayer wrote on January 4, 2002

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City and State: TX

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for buddies from DD795 USS Preston (1955-59) from engine room named Martin (MM2), Tex (MM2), Homer(Seaman), and Jerry (MM3). Also, looking for old buddies Claude Simmons and C.J. Potiff (MM3).

Keywords: USS Preston DD795 1955-1959 Engine room



Entry: 19029
Subject: USS PRESTON DD 795

William Edward Robertson wrote on August 29, 2001

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City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit: SHIPS COOK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I Served on the Preston From 1949 to 1950
we took the preston out of mathballs at long beach Californey

Keywords: Was called (Robbie) and (Cooky)



Entry: 16132
Subject: USS PRESTON DD795

Bobby Williams wrote on April 25, 2001

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City and State: LAWRENCEVILLE GA

Unit: TORPEDOMANS MATE

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:


Served baoard the Preston 1959-1961Great ship

Keywords: USS Preston DD795



Entry: 5270
Subject: FINDING SHIPMATES

Edward Everett Estes wrote on November 24, 1999

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City and State: MCKINLEYVILLE CA

Unit: DD 795 (US NAVY)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: DD 795 (US NAVY)

Keywords: Looking to correspond (in writing) with other former members of the US Preston







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