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Entry: 86465
Subject: USS ROOKS 804 = 1944-1947

Harold Cole Santrock SR. wrote on June 8, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLOOMINGTON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just thinking if any one was left from the ship or remember the

story of when I turned the helm fast right to save our lives and

the ship, while also every ones life was saved also but never

got a Thank You or a medal for saving every one and the ship,

just got yelled at!!!!!! If anyone is still alive and remember

the good old days we had please contact me! We saw a lot of

things these kids know a days don't know about except for what

we as parents have been able to tell our siblings, and a big

thank you to those who didn't make it home.

Keywords: Known as Sandy as a nic-name.



Entry: 86464
Subject: USS ROOKS 804 = 1944-1947

Harold Cole Santrock SR. wrote on June 8, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLOOMINGTON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just thinking if any one was left from the ship or remember the

story of when I turned the helm fast right to save our lives and

the ship, while also every ones life was saved also but never

got a Thank You or a medal for saving every one and the ship,

just got yelled at!!!!!! If anyone is still alive and remember

the good old days we had please contact me! We saw a lot of

things these kids know a days don't know about except for what

we as parents have been able to tell our siblings, and a big

thank you to those who didn't make it home.

Keywords: Known as Sandy as a nic-name.



Entry: 83503
Subject: SEEKING INFO ON FERDIS A. DUHE

Karen Moldt wrote on June 29, 2012


City and State: CARY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Seeking information on Ferdis A. Duhe who served as a Boatswain's
Mate on the Rooks from 1955-1958. Ferdis hailed from Louisiana
where he died in 1989. I'm creating a scrapbook of memories for a
close friend related to Ferdis. Would be very interested in any stories
that his crew mates could share. And any photo would be the frosting
on the cake! Thank you in advance for any information you can share.


Sincerely,
Karen Moldt

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Entry: 82373
Subject: DID YOU KNOW MY UNCLE, ARNOLD NORMAN DOWNEY JR.

Anita Ivarson wrote on March 6, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I'm looking for someone who might remember my uncle,
Arnold Norman Downey, Jr. I know very little about
him and would like to know anything someone might be
willing to share. I've recently found him, he passed
away in 2007, buried in Arkansas.

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Entry: 81690
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 10, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On Dec.6,1952, a F4U-4 aircraft Bu.No.81831 of
Squadron VF-874 off of the aircraft carrier USS
Oriskany-CVA-34, was hit by enemy AAA fire, and
ditched in Hungnam Harbor. The pilot,Lt.William P.
Hughes,USN, was rescued by the USS Rooks-DD-804.
WELL DONE,USS Rooks-DD-804.

Keywords: F4U-4-VF-874-USS Oriskany-CVA-34-Hungnam Harbor-



Entry: 73670
Subject: JAY MILLIKEN NEW USS ROOKS SITE

Jay Milliken wrote on February 22, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just updated site would like more stories for site or pictures

Keywords: www.ussrooks.us , ussrooks



Entry: 71875
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER MY DAD?

Sandra Palais-Shannon wrote on October 7, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Norman "Norm" Palais was on the USS Rooks from 1951-53. He passed away in 1989. I heard stories for years and I saw a million pictures he had taken and he always said, "That was when you joined the Navy and really saw the world". The only place he never got to that he truly wanted to see was New Zealand. We were supposed to go for my college graduation and he passed away suddenly of a heart attack a year before. Every picture I have seen of him during those years he is smiling and looks happy. If anyone remembers him or could share some stories with me, please contact me here. Thanks!

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Entry: 68682
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER MY FATHER - ROBERT MUSE?

Robert Muse JR. wrote on January 15, 2009


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Robert Lee Muse, was a Fireman on the Rooks from 52-54 I believe. Also as I understand it, a Gunner when needed. He spoke fondly of all his crew mates and if anyone knew him, or has any photos they could email or send with him, I know my mother would appreciate it. Trying to get all info I can for her.

My dad passed away at age 76 of Congestive Heart Failure in December of 2002. He was a Fireman for the City of Florence, AL for 30 years as well as a Tile mason and an avid fisherman here on the Tennessee River in North Alabama...He did say that after serving in Korea, he never would eat any seafood after that.

Thanks
Robert Muse Jr.

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Entry: 64642
Subject: ROOKS PAGE UPDATE

Jay Milliken wrote on March 7, 2008


City and State: KEENE NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Please visit and let me know if you see anyone I don't have a name for

Keywords: www.ussrooks.us



Entry: 55259
Subject: LOOKING FOR EULOGY COMMENTS FOR CDR BLACK

Jerry Adams wrote on January 19, 2006


City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thanks to all who contribute here. Thanks for your naval service. I am seeking comments from former shipmates of CDR Rogers Black, former Commanding Officer, who passed on to eternal sea duty on 11 January 2006. I hope to use your comments in a eulogy on February 2. If you wish to attend the funeral on 2 Feb, let me know. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on March 13. Thanks again and God bless you. Jerry Adams, MM3 and LT USN.

Keywords: CDR Black, Commanding Officer, USS Rooks, Korean War



Entry: 40671
Subject: LOOKING FOR STORIES AND PICTURES

Bob Milliken wrote on February 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi updating my web page about the Rooks need stories or pictures

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Entry: 38637
Subject: HELLO SHIPMATES !

Bill Aston wrote on November 23, 2003


City and State: FT. LAUDERDALE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a newly commissioned ensign and served as ASW officer and Navigator during 1951-53. Skipper was Commander Carl Dwyer, LCDR John Riebow was XO.
I later went to Navy Flight Training and served in USN until 1978 when I retired to Florida as a captain. Great Days when we all we young!

Keywords: Recommissioning and Korean Round the WOrld Cruise



Entry: 36569
Subject: DID YOU KNOW MY DAD?

Chris Nichols wrote on August 29, 2003


City and State: PROSPECT CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Did you know my Dad? He served aboard the Rooks during the Korean War. He was a Damage Controlman (DC2) - Roy Nichols from Naugatuck, CT.

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Entry: 30564
Subject: SONARMAN ON ROOKS

Ralph Morgan wrote on December 21, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: DD 804

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was a 1st Class Sonarman on Rooks during her tour in Korea and world cruise.

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Entry: 29472
Subject: DAVID REYNOLDS USS ROOKS DD804

Mark Reynolds wrote on November 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Just curious to see if anyone remembers my dad, David Reynolds. He was on the USS ROOKS DD804 in 1951 and 1952.

Please email me if you knew him. Thanks!

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Entry: 29453
Subject: SEARCH FOR JIM PARTIN

Charles (chuck) Cobb wrote on November 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MORGANTON NC

Unit: USS ROOKS DD804

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My search for Jim Partin, former shipmate aboard the Rooks has been successful.For others who might be wondering about Jim,he and his wife are living in Liberty, Missouri. Would welcome emails from others who served aboard the Rooks during our tour of Korea,and subsequent world cruise.

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Entry: 28243
Subject: MY DAD AND THE USS ROOKS DD804

Jenifer Watson wrote on September 13, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was hoping someone may remember my father Thomas Ward Watson. I am unsure as of exactly what year(s) he served on the ship. I know he was in the navy from May of 1958 to approx 1963. Can anyone give me any info????
Thanks for your help
Jen Watson

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Entry: 28130
Subject: SEARCHING FOR FRIENDS

Christopher Malandrino wrote on September 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MILLER PLACE NY

Unit: 7TH FLEET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in the 7th Fleet, Desroyer USS Rooks DD
804 from Jan. 1952 to Mar. 1956. Ports of entry:
Panama, San Diego, Hawaii, Sasebo, Yokosuki, Subic
Bay, singapore, Penang, Colombo, Bambay, Ras Tanura, Aden, Suez, Naples, Vilefranche, Gibraitar, Newport. malandri@optonline.net

Keywords: My name is Christopher but I was known as "Chris"
During my stay we crossed the Equator, blew up a
train, rescue pilots, etc. I also have the World Cruise Book listing all members of the Cruise between 1952 through 1956. Salvatore Perrone and
I made many friends on the ship. At the time I was
the kid from Brooklyn.



Entry: 25413
Subject: INTERESTED IN CONTACTING CREWMEMBERS.

Eugene (Gene) Duncan wrote on May 13, 2002


City and State: COLUMBUS OH

Unit: SUPPLY DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 21631
Subject: CONTACT WANTED

Charles (Chuck) Cobb wrote on December 19, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the Rooks from the time she came from mothball to mid 1954.Would like to contact anyone who was with us through that period. I would especially like to contact Jim Partin, a radioman from Missouri.

Keywords: USS Rooks DD804



Entry: 14462
Subject: ROBERT W. DAHLEN

Michael Dahlen wrote on January 20, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOBART IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father, Robert was aboard the Rooks for the world cruise, and I have his Certificate from the cruise with the ports of call dated 6 Sept. 1952 and 11 April 1953. I also have two others. I remember him telling us about the shelling of a train, when I was young.

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Entry: 10252
Subject: USS ROOKS DD804

Bobbye Coon wrote on July 10, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: STAATSBURG NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father served aboard the USS Rooks DD804 in January 1952 to 1954..... He's interested in all of her tours etc., anyone out there that remembers Frederick Northrup? He's been telling me stories about his time on board and I'm also interested. I'm grateful for this page and any other information that you might be able to provide.

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Entry: 7288
Subject: RE-COMMISSIONING CREW '51

Walton Parker SR. wrote on February 29, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCKPORT TX

Unit: POST OFFICE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was Tele2/c on board till early '52. didn't have enough time on enlistment to go on World Cruise, but learned of the exploits later from Ken Akin and John Roger Dale Kelly who were Radarmen during the tour. I understand that they went along on a Fire control mission ashore at night to direct shelling on Railroad Yards. I am now a lawyer in Rockport, Texas. Any info. on Lt, Havener, Mills, Alexander, or Mr. Smirthwaite? Glad to read about the involvement of the USS Rooks.

Keywords: Nickname "Stamps"



Entry: 5984
Subject: USS ROOKS DD 804 VETERAN

Farris Weatherford wrote on January 2, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH AUGUSTA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: SERVED FROM 1951 TO 1954

WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM FELLOW VETERANS

Keywords: NICKNAME FEW SHIP USSROCKS DD804



Entry: 5834
Subject: USS ROOKS DD 804

Robert Valloney wrote on December 25, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLIDAY FL

Unit: QM 3 U S NAVY ROOKS 1951 1955

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: LIKE TO HEAR FM J W MILLIKEN W E ARLT BILL BARBER THANKS

Keywords: KOREA DANIEL J RYAN







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