USS Swift (AM-122)


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Entry: 88004
Subject: I THINK MY DAD WAS ON THE SWIFT

Deidre Patton wrote on December 30, 2013


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad--Harold R. Butler from Salem, MO--was on a minesweeper during the Korean War. I am the oldest of his three daughters and though he spoke very little about his time in the military I was always very curious and retained some of his stories. He told about two minesweepers striking mines. I couldn't recall the names but after reading entries on this site I'm sure it was the Pirate and the Pledge. Being a little girl at the time, the story that I remember most was about Dad's friend who had tattooed his fiancee's name on his forearm--only to receive a dear John letter from her during his deployment. He covered her name with a panther tattoo after that! (I think dad used this story as proof that tattoos could be a bad decision.) The story left me sad because the young man was assigned to one of the two minesweepers that were lost. I've tried to recall his name and after reviewing the information on the Pledge I believe it was GG Smith. My Dad passed away 5 years ago in Columbia, MO. I wish I had come across this site for him years ago. I was so proud of him. Think he may have served on the Swift.

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Entry: 73508
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Carl Kircher wrote on February 10, 2010


City and State: COLLINSVILLE IL

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Like to see some old Photos

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Entry: 68185
Subject: USS SWIFT AM 122 (1951 TO 1953)

David Kight wrote on December 8, 2008


City and State: CARRABELLE FL

Unit: USS SWIFT AM 122

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I went on The USS SWIFT out of boot camp 1951,I left
the Swift in Long Beach 1953 the day we got back from Korea and went to the USS BALDUCK APD 132 in San Diego
untill June 1954 when I got discharged.

Keywords: USS SWIFT AM122



Entry: 60433
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Tom McHugh wrote on March 22, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIO VISTA CA

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Mc Hugh is very active and plays golf a lot and reads.

He is reluctant to have a computer. Sorry I can't give you his rank and what he did on the destroyer.
He will be 85 on the 23rd of March.

Keywords: My name is tom parker
e-mail

Tom McHugh is a friend of mine and often speaks of the time on the destroyer Swift.
He does not have a computer.



Entry: 53020
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER HAS INFO ON THE SWIFT

Chris DeJohn wrote on September 5, 2005

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City and State: PA

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather is named Leo DeJohn, he was a crew member of the USS Swift Am 122 as well as the USS McCracken APA198. He has some text info and a small assortment of photographs, if anyone is interested in contacting him or recognize his name feel free to email me

Keywords: USS Swift AM 122



Entry: 52400
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS OF MY FATHER

Rex Shrum wrote on August 1, 2005


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Unit: COMMINEPACK 111

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I know this is a long shot, but worth a try. My father Glen L. Shrum was on one of the mine sweeps during Korean war. Not sure which on, but I seem to remember him speaking about the Swift. Have some photos of time there.
My father left Korea and returned to states and served in Com-mine pack 113 until he was transfered to the Admiral Barges as Skipper and retired in 58. So, if any reading this remember him I would sure like to hear from you.

Thanks for you help,

Rex Shrum

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Entry: 50553
Subject: KOREAN VETERAN

Richard Wallace wrote on May 1, 2005

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Unit: USS SWIFT 51 TO 53

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 20387
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS

Dale Lacy wrote on November 5, 2001


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to find my dads crew, because he has great memories of them.

Keywords: Looking for froggers....from the USS Swift 221



Entry: 13893
Subject: NEED HELP!

Chris Bucci wrote on December 28, 2000

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for some information or mabe a ship log for the USS Swift AM 122 US Navy Fleet. My grandfather was stationed on that ship in WW2.

Keywords: USS Swift AM 122 US Navy Fleet ww2







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