USS Shelton (DD-790)


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Entry: 89141
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 10, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: GM-3. MAYNARD RASSMUSSEN, USN, was awarded the BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT
V, for 22,Feb. 1952 action, Korean War.

Keywords: USS SHELTON-DD-790 KOREAN WAR 22,FEB.. 1952



Entry: 86686
Subject: BATTLE OF YANG DO KOREA

Bill Hazeldine SR. wrote on July 10, 2013


City and State: NORMANBY / HAWERA

Unit: ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on one of the ships involved in the battle of Yang Do.

H.M.N.Z.S.Taupo. We were with U. S S. Shelton when they were hit

and took 15 casualties, we stood by her while repairs were made

to the shell hole in her bow. We took one hit and some close

misses from shore batteries the previous morning, no casualties

but me and my gun's crew were soaked in freezing water from the

close ones. I am leaving on 21st of July to attend the 60th

anniversary of the cease fire in Korea. I send greeting and good

wishes to my American comrades in arms and wish them well. I am

79 years old and celebrated my 17th birthday patrolling the

coast of North Korea near Son Jin.

Keywords: H.M.N.Z.S Taupo.



Entry: 78249
Subject: USS SHELTON

Phillip Smith wrote on March 19, 2011


City and State: BLOOMINGTON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father served aboard the Shelton from 1950-1954 as a Fire Control Technician on one of the 3" 50 Mounts. He's told me several stories from his days aboard the Shelton and is very proud to have served aboard her. He's 80 now and never been to a ships reunion. I'd like to try and get him to go to one if someone could provide me with the next date and location. Thanks...

Keywords:



Entry: 73698
Subject: YANG DO ISLAND

Jack Hoffman wrote on February 24, 2010


City and State: SHENANDOAH IA

Unit: USS SHELTON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: 58 years ago yesterday (2/22/10) we were involved with an extensive battle with north korean shore batteries, shile protecting yang do island, near the pohang pennsula. we suffered severak hits but silenced the shore batteries, while suffering 12 casualties, and severe damage. i credit LTJG james I macarthur with saving the life of ens louvre who was injured with a large head would. we were repaired at
sasbeo and lived to fight again.

L. E. JACK HOFFMAN, SKCM SW, USN RETIRED

Keywords: SHELTON



Entry: 65711
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Lindsey Williams wrote on May 23, 2008

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City and State: VIVIAN LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My papaw served on the USS Shelton. I have no exact dates. I know he went into the service in 1948 and served in the Korean War and in Vietnam. He passed away when I was eight and now I am 25 with 2 young sons and I would love to have stories to tell them. His name was John William Stewart or he sometimes went by J.W. Stewart. If anyone knew him or has pictures or stories please let me know. Thanks so much.

Keywords:



Entry: 65710
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Lindsey Williams wrote on May 23, 2008

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City and State: VIVIAN LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My papaw served on the USS Shelton. I have no exact dates. I know he went into the srvice in 1948 and served in the Korean War and in Vietnam. He passed away when I was eight and now I am 25 with 2 young sons who I would love to have stories to tell them. His name was John William Stewart ao he sometimes went by J.W. Stewart. If anyone knew him or has pictures or stories please let me know. Thanks so much.

Keywords:



Entry: 65689
Subject: JACK HOFFMAN

Jack Hoffman wrote on May 21, 2008


City and State: SHENANDOAH IA

Unit: USS SHELTON DD 790

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would like to hear from Pitale CS, mc gough sk, jim wynn cs or any others that remember me

Jack

Keywords: i served during the korean war. was an sk3 at the time
stayed in and retired as a skcm served on several other ships and shore duties but wil neverforget the long deployments on theshelton. i can recall nearly all the crew that served with me as i assisted the
paymaster in paying the crew for three years



Entry: 65570
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1952 - 1955

Roland (Sonny) Weatherford SR. wrote on May 11, 2008


City and State: KINDER LA

Unit: USS SHELTON DD-790

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was an electrician on the Shelton during the Korean War. Would like to contact others there at that time. 1952 - 1955 Have lots of good stories.

Keywords: Dick Howard, Bob Keppel, Campfoush, Gandolphi, Jay (Frenchie) Louviere



Entry: 56762
Subject: FATHER SERVED ON THE U.S.S. SHELTON DURING THE KOREAN WAR/BIKINI ATOLL

Terry Smith wrote on April 21, 2006

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City and State: CHELSEA OK

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: If you served with my Father, Carroll L. Love, you can contact him at 620 West 6th, Chelsea, Ok. 74016. His phone number is 918-789-5175. Thank you.



Entry: 55331
Subject: UUS SHELTON 790

Emily Pitale wrote on January 22, 2006

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My father Anthony Tony Pitale was on USS Shelton 1950 to 1953 ? CS3 worked in the galley cook and baker. He's looking for his buddies. If anyone was on board at that time please contact me my dad would love to be in touch.

Keywords: Pitale, looking for JW Winn from Geaogia, Chief Perrate(?sp)



Entry: 54234
Subject: HI DAN- BILL Z HERE.

Bill Zieske wrote on November 22, 2005


City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit: USS SHELTON DD790

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 53923
Subject: USS SHELTON

Charles Flick wrote on November 4, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My good friend Steve Janetis served aboard the USS Shelton during the KW. He was involved in the gun battle with the North Korean shore battery, was wounded, and later received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his actions that day in getting his gun back into action. Sadly, Steve passed away about 3 years ago. He spoke often of the Shelton and his shipmates towards the end of his life. He had a framed photograph of the Shelton in a position of honor on his living room wall.

Charlie Flick

Keywords: Steven Janetis USS Shelton



Entry: 51487
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP MATE

Charles (Red) Barclay wrote on June 12, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: KINGMAN AZ

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Clarence Martin Bromley aka Marty
On USS Shelton between 1953 to 1956 Marty was a BT3

Keywords: Red looking for Marty



Entry: 45130
Subject: U.S.S. SHELTON DD790 51-53

Carol Di Muro wrote on August 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANTEE CA

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late husband was Joseph W. Di Muro I didn't know him during his service with the Navy. I have no knowledge of who his friends were, his title. Joe never talked about it and I was so young that I never asked. If anyone has any info I would appreciate it. All I know was their Destroyer was torpedoed. I'd like the info for my children and granchildren

Keywords: U.S.S. Shelton DD790 1951-1953
Communist China Aggression
Destroyer torpedoed
L.G. HANK, LCDR USNR an Executive Officer



Entry: 44875
Subject: INFO ON USS PORTER AND USS GREENWOOD

Cindy Hixenbaugh-Meganck wrote on July 29, 2004


City and State: LENNON MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for info on my dads missions during his time in the service or anybody who knew him. He was in sonar and served on the Porter and Greenwood. Can anybody point to right web sites to get info?

Keywords: Uss Porter and Uss Greenwood. My dads name was Dallas Hixenbaugh serving from 1948? to May 1952



Entry: 44046
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER.......

Karen Griffen wrote on June 25, 2004

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City and State: LODI CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was on the Shelton during Korea. His name Richard (Dick) Northern aka Pee Wee. He passed about 5 years ago and I started a scrap book so any photos or stories will help a great deal.

Keywords: Pee Wee



Entry: 41593
Subject: HEY

Jim Smith wrote on March 8, 2004

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City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hello I need to know what the names and place of build of 6 U.S. Navy Frigets (not sure on spelling of that)they were the ships used by us in the American revalution i would appreciate a reply if you can bye

Keywords: ships



Entry: 38996
Subject: SEEKING CALVIN WATTS

Marion Evans wrote on December 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAIRNS Q

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Would like to know what became of you, have always wondered.

Keywords: met in cairns on whirlwind romance while uss shelton birthed in Cairns - 1957.



Entry: 35779
Subject: WHERE IS LEFTY?

Ernie Millen wrote on July 26, 2003

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City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: O DIVISION DD-790

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: If anyone knows where or what please let Fitzpatrick or me know. Thanks. Ernie Millen

Keywords: Warren J. Fitzpatrick was a RD3 on board the USS Shelton DD-790. We, along with Steve Lovato tried to drink up all the Asahi and Ackadama in Japan. We failed, Steve is gone, still I would like to talk to Lefty, aka Fitz about possible plans in the afterlife to complete the project. I hope he and Steve are not planning witout me. Ernie Millen ET 51-54



Entry: 33088
Subject: SERVED ON USS SHELTON, KOREAN WAR

William Calderwood wrote on March 26, 2003

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City and State: GENOA IL

Unit: USS SHELTON DD790, GUNNERSMATE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was a gunners mate 3rd class, served on Shelton from 1952 thru 1956, we spent 40 days in Wonsan fired around 5,000 rounds at targets of opertunity.

Keywords: Wonsan Harbor, Songjin, Korean coast



Entry: 31557
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER..

Linda Clements wrote on January 29, 2003


City and State: CORDELE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My Uncle Freeman L. Hall served on the USS Shelton before being transferred to the Saint Paul. I don't know if he had been appoint BMC or if she was a BM 1st Class. If anyone might remember him please let me know. He is now deceased and I am doing some genealogy work. Thank you

Keywords: BMC Freeman Lee Hall



Entry: 24350
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATE

Charles (Chuck) Smiley wrote on March 28, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Charles J. Moschette and Ross L. Avan for my Dad, Chuck Smiley.

Keywords: Pacific 7th Fleet 2 Ships USS Shelton DD-79k0 and USS Bisbee Friget PF-46, 1952-1954.



Entry: 24169
Subject: LOOKING FOR CHARLES J. MOSCHETTE AND ROSS L. AVAN FOR MY DAD.

Charles (Chuck) Smiley wrote on March 22, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: TULSA OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Pacific 7th Fleet, USS Shelton Destroyer and Friget PF046 USSS Bisbee (1952-1954)Decommissioned Ship in Japan 1951.

Keywords:



Entry: 16851
Subject: RICHARD ALLEN REYNOLDS

Margaret (Maggy) Robinson wrote on May 28, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just remembering my birthfather on Memorial Day. Purple Heart May you rest in peace, thank you for your service.

Keywords: Richard Allen Reynolds Navel hosp, Ca 1951-2 Wounded in action. USS Shelton



Entry: 8904
Subject:

Margaret (Maggy) Robinson wrote on May 25, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS SHELTON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS SHELTON

Keywords: wounded in action. recieved the purple heart







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