USS Union (AKA-106)


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Entry: 90982
Subject: THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL WITH COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 14, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: For skillful maneuvering of his ship in the Inchon Amphibious attack Sept. 1950, despite hazards
of extreme tidal and current conditions, and constant danger from floating enemy mines, The
Bronze Star Medal with Combat V was awarded to : Captain Gerald D. Zurmuehlen, USN, USS
Union-AKA-106. Well Done AKA-106.

Keywords: Korean War ---Inchon Landing --- USS Union-AKA-106 --- Captain Gerald D. Zurmuehlen, USN --- 2-Korean War Battle Stars.



Entry: 90901
Subject: USS UNION-AKA-106 - COMBAT AWARDS

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on March 31, 2015


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The Bronze Star Medal With Combat V, was awarded to two USS Union AKA-106 officers.
CDR. Charles H. Lovak, USN, for brave amphibious service, in landings in Korea, at Inchon,
Wonsan, and Pohang-dong, under enemy fire.-------- Lt.(jg). Robert A. Latka, USN, for his
amphibious landings in Korea, as boat officer of two echelons of the First Cavalry Division, at
Pohang-dong, while under heavy enemy fire. WELL DONE, UNION.

Keywords: KOREAN WAR - USS UNION -AKA-106 - COMBAT AWARDS



Entry: 90447
Subject: NOTICE OF PASSING

Paul Ragan wrote on January 23, 2015


City and State: CONYERS GA

Unit: AKA106

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Seaman William Harold Ragan, passed away on September 26, 2013. He served on the USS Union from 1947 until 1950. He was awarded the Silver Star for actions during the Inchon landing on September 15, 1950. He was the Coxswain of one of the landing crafts during the assault.

Keywords: Inchon Landing



Entry: 88881
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF PASSING

Kevin Fagundes wrote on May 12, 2014


City and State: WAHIAWA HI

Unit: AKA106

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather BM3 Jim Jumbo Fagundes served aboard AKA-106 in 1st Division, during the Korean War. He passed away April 26th 2014. I saw he had posted on here and wanted to pass the word to any of his shipmates that had not heard.

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Entry: 88517
Subject: USS UNION AKA 106

Raymond Williams wrote on March 11, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit: M DIVION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on USS Union AKA106 October 1960 to August 1962, M div., than served at the US Navel Station Bermuda Navy 138, air sea rescue until July 1964, sure missed the Union, she got to a lot of West Pac ports during that time. You never forget your 1st duty Station. Stayed in the reserves until 1995, 4 years Seabees, went to the National Guard heavy armor until 1991, Had my first Heart problem and was released from duty 1995 on disability, would have stayed for ever. I keep looking for a reunion, missed one, I was working in Sadie Araba at the time.

Keywords: Cant remember the other crew members names but I will always remember there faces.



Entry: 72937
Subject: TO SEE IF WE WERE PART OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT

Raymond Mendoza wrote on December 30, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Were we part of the Korean conflict and considered Korean vets ?

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Entry: 67583
Subject: SERVED ABOARD FROM 63-65

Steve Sammler wrote on October 22, 2008


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 66730
Subject: CHANGE OF E MAIL

Ted Nunez wrote on July 30, 2008


City and State: SANTA BARBARA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: this is to give my new e mail which is now nuneztmh@cos.net some of my shipmates were curry.ochoa martin ,loads palmer,garner.davis,foresmen,franks(qm),gonzales(qm)hobin,

Keywords: aboard the uss union 1950-1953



Entry: 64638
Subject: ON BOARD UNION JAN 49 TO NOV 51

Wayne Forcade wrote on March 6, 2008


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: SHIP's OFFICE ON UNION (ALONG WITH CHIEF TYRON.HOLDREN AND BOYD)

WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

79 YEARS OLD AND PLAY LOT OF GOLF.

BELONG TO ALL MASONIC BODIES,INC AINAD SHRINE TEMPLE (LOH MILITARY UNIT). PAST COMMANDER AMERICAN/VFW

Keywords: USS UNION AKA 106
LST RUSSELL CTY 1090
NAS PT MUGU,CA
USS PICTOR 54
NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT,OAHU,HAWAII
GUIDED MISSILE UNIT #41,PT MUGU,CA
STAFF U.S.NAVAL FORCES EUROPE,LONDON,ENGLAND
JSTPS,OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE,OMAHA,NEBRASKA

RETIRED JULY 1971
FARMERS COOP WAREHOUSE MANAGER 20 years
TRUSTEE AND TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR TWENTY SIX YEARS



Entry: 61859
Subject: THE PELKEY BROTHERS

Bernard Pat Baney wrote on August 3, 2007


City and State: HOLLIDAYSBURG PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Was aboard during the evacuation of Chinese soldiers from Quemoy What a Mess,however Im trying to get any info on the Pelkey Brothers from Hibbing,Minn. they were HS classmates of Bob Dylan



Entry: 61445
Subject: VETS OF USS UNION (AKA-106) FROM 1951 TO 1955 WOULD APPRECIATE CONTACT

Mark Browne wrote on June 28, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW YORK NY

Unit: LEGAL YEOMAN ABOARD USS UNION (AKA 106)FRF

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would appreciate hearing from vet friends who were aboard the USS Union AKA106 from ca. 1951 to 1955

Keywords: Friend of David Jewell from Florida,John Moyer from Jonestown, Pa., Ensign Blue



Entry: 61186
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

James W. (Jim) Curry wrote on June 2, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLTS SUMMIT MO

Unit: USS UNION AKA-106

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I SERVED FROM MARCH 1951 THRU OCT 1954.

Keywords: JOHN MARTIN, DON MANNING, TED NUNEZ, DICK SNIVELY, GAERTNER, DAVE KING, GONZALES, TED CASEY, BILL NOONAN,



Entry: 61185
Subject: KOREAN WAR 50-53

Ted Nunez wrote on June 2, 2007


City and State: SANTA YNEZ CA

Unit: AMPHIBPAC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard the union 50-53. was a radioman. some shipmates I remember. ochoa,garner,hoben,davis,palmer,garner,curry,martin,franks,gonzales,manning.officers frazer,blackwell and others. i now live in santa ynez,ca my e mail is nuneztmh@comcast.net

Keywords: uss union aka 106



Entry: 61169
Subject:

James (Jim) Fagundes SR. wrote on May 31, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ANXIOUS TO HERE FROM FAMILY

Keywords: remember sawyer's nickname as "buzz"
mine is--" jimbo" or "portagee"

ship was uss union



Entry: 61124
Subject: USS UNION A. K. A 106 INFORMATION

Jacqueline Brigham wrote on May 28, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My father Billy F.Brigham had pasted away. He was sationed on this ship in the war. He would go on and on about a navy ship called the (USS UNION A. K. A 106)I recently came upon a map of his with a couple pictures of this ship along with some crew members. Can anyone please help me gain more information about this ship? Thank you Jacqueline Brigham
alternative e-mail Jbrigham@sandc.com

Keywords: USS UNION A. K. A 106



Entry: 59507
Subject: RADIOMAN STRIKER USS UNION 1952-1953

Gregory Ochoa JR. wrote on January 7, 2007


City and State: YAKIMA WA

Unit: USS UNION AKA 106

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from any one who remembers being on the Union from 1952 to 1953. I remember a lot of faces from the Ist and 2nd Divisions. I remember some
training operations with jarheads off of Coronado in San Diego. I remember being tied up in port at San Diego. I remeber many guys on the ship who were very
good sailors and were kind to new guys like me. I remeber bein transferred to Radio shack and standing watches there while at sea.

Gregory Ochoa
USS UNion 1952-1953

Keywords: Refit in San Francisco 1952. Worked in deck division
while in yards. TRansferred to Radio shack (O-Div).
Radioman named Curry, Communications officer named
Lt. Blackwell. Tranferred to USS Cavalier in 1953.



Entry: 56600
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1950-1955

Saralyn Kimsey wrote on April 8, 2006


City and State: SNELLVILLE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Saralyn Kimsey (wife of Isaac Melvin Kimsey) and I am looking for shipmates that served with my husband (1950-1955) on the U.S.S. Union AKA 106. Please e-mail me.
Thanks for your help, :-)

Saralyn Kimsey

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Entry: 55801
Subject: DECEASED SHIPMATE

George Horton wrote on February 17, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLEARFIELD UTAH UT

Unit: SHIPS SAN DIEGO MIDWAY ROOSEVELT MISSOURI AND 5 OT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: This is to advise you that shipmate Lewis Eugene Shupe died on 14 February 2006 and will be buried with full military honors on 20 Feb 2006 in Ogden Utah Commander George Horton Combined Veterans Honor Guard
GHorton424@aol. com

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Entry: 52810
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1944 - 46

Cliff Clinger wrote on August 24, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: FRESNO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for shipmates during WII 43-46

Keywords: Personal contact



Entry: 50855
Subject: OCCUPATION OF JAPAN

John Wells wrote on May 14, 2005


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad is Horace W. Wells. He goes by "Hoss" now but I'm not sure he did then. He was on the USS Union during the occupation of Japan.(Some time in 44 or 45) He also told me he was in Hawaii. He had a stroke recently. He's 78. He's pretty much OK except for his speech.

I was hoping to contact someone who remembered him and can give me some history.

Thanks

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Entry: 50854
Subject: JAPAN OCCUPATION

John Wells wrote on May 14, 2005


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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 50289
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW 1954-1958 ON USS UNION

Jim Boylan wrote on April 20, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am interested in the USS Union AKA 106 and would appreciate communicating with anyone that served from 1954 to 1958. Thanks, Jim

Keywords: USS Union AKA 106



Entry: 48196
Subject: QUESTIONS

Robert James wrote on January 16, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROGUE RIVER OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: i would like to get a picture of the union
if at all possible

Keywords: best friend ray gros, i was enginer on 36 ft.
landing craft in 1950



Entry: 47596
Subject: SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS

Jack Powers wrote on December 19, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Searching for anyone from 1945 to 1946

Keywords: 1945 thru July-1946



Entry: 47279
Subject:

Richard Shaw wrote on December 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MISSION VIEJO CA

Unit: USS MCKEAN DD784

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 42473
Subject: USS UNION AKA-106

Curt Melton wrote on April 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would be interested in hearing from anyone who served aboard Union from 1965 to 1968. Was 2nd class personnelman in ships office. I still have some pictures of that time and cruises.......

Keywords: WestPac cruises 1965 - 1968



Entry: 41944
Subject: USS UNION AKA 106 WAS THE SHIP THAT MY FATHER WAS ON IN THE WAR. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND INFO?

Jackie Brigham wrote on March 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Billy Brigham had pasted away. He was sationed on this ship in the war. He would go on an on about a navy ship called the (USS UNION A. K. A 106) can anyone please help me gain info about this ship? Thank you

Keywords: USS UNION A. K. A 106
Billy Brigham



Entry: 41895
Subject: ON BOARD 64-66

Joe Haring wrote on March 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Was the Combat Cargo Officer from 1964 to 1966.

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Entry: 40051
Subject: ON BOARD FROM 1962 TO 1966

Will Allen wrote on January 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: BOAT DIVISION (3RD DIVISION)

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments:

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Entry: 39220
Subject: LOOKING FOR FATHER'S SHIP MATES

Joel Smith wrote on December 16, 2003

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any one who might have known my father, Jack W. Smith. I think he was on the Union in the time period of 1955 to 1959.

Keywords: USS Union



Entry: 37906
Subject:

Bobby Westmoreland wrote on October 30, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: U.S NAVY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the union in 1956-1957 would like to hear from any one that was on board then . I was a third class b.m.in the first div.

Keywords: Union



Entry: 37905
Subject:

Bobby Westmoreland wrote on October 30, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: U.S NAVY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the union in 1956-1957 would like to hear from any one that was on board then . I was a third class b.m.in the first div.

Keywords: Union



Entry: 37289
Subject: UNION PHOTOS

R.C. Chrisman wrote on October 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: You can find several photos of the UNION at:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02106.htm

Keywords: AKA-106 Photos



Entry: 34836
Subject: USS UNION AKA 106 VETERANS

Steve Daniels wrote on June 12, 2003

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for any former shipmates of my stepdad who just passed away on May 3, 2003. I recall him mentioning serving on the USS Union AKA 106 early in the Korean War and then transferring to the USS Oglethorpe in 1952. His name was David Bragg and he was originally from Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Would love to hear from anyone who might have served with Dave during those perilous years. Steve Daniels ( stepson of the late David Bragg ).

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Entry: 33495
Subject: CONTACT ME

Billy Mouser wrote on April 8, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: RAINBOW TX

Unit: 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If anyone served at this time, please contact me.

Keywords: AKA 106 Union, Winter of 1955 through 1956, John Tildon Davis, Star, NC,



Entry: 33494
Subject: YEARS WINTER 1955 THRU 1956

Billy Mouser wrote on April 8, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: RAINBOW

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 32960
Subject: U.S.S UNION AKA -106

Lewie Webb wrote on March 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: M- DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hi I am looking for shipmates from M division who served during 1963-1967. I am trying to get help from the local VA for medical problems. They said that I needed proof that we had bomb detail. Anyone who remembers please write me and let me know or call.Pictures are welcome and someone who remembers that is willing to send a letter to me so I can submit it would be great too.
Thanks for your help
Lewie Webb

Keywords: bomb detail



Entry: 32058
Subject: CREW OF 1951-1954 USS UNION

James (Jim) Fagundes SR. wrote on February 15, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHILOQUIN OR

Unit: 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the USS Union AKA 106 from 1951-1952 and looking for all veterans of the 1st Division 2nd Division and 3rd Division. I'd like to get a reunion set up if possible. We never had a reunion of all our group and would love to hear from all of those listed and anymore that I've left out. Contact me at Jimfungi@aol.com if you know of any of the men who served during this time on the USS Union AKA 106.

Keywords: Jim, Jimbo, Portagee, Richard "Ma" Drake, Lawrence Gallaway, Don Edwards, Billy Ray, Eddie Miller, Lee Evans, John Hunter, Garland Butler, Pete Barhonovich, Richard Celaya, Dick Mathers, Mike Cassaday and David Brum. USS Union AKA 106.



Entry: 29376
Subject: I HAVE PHOTOS OF USS UNION 63-65

Steve Sammler wrote on November 8, 2002


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served aboard from 1963-1965 and participated in three major landings in Viet Nam. I have a cruse book of that time period.

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Entry: 27511
Subject: JUNE 1950-NOVEMBER 1950

Bobby Little wrote on August 10, 2002


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit: USS UNION AKA 106

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Union AKA 106, June 1950-November 1950

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Entry: 27509
Subject: USS UNION AKA 106 REUNION

John Steeby wrote on August 10, 2002


City and State: CHUGIAK AK

Unit: BOAT DIVISION, AKA 106

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: For information concerning the next reunion of the USS Union AKA 106 (October 2003), contact Carl Strong vps26@aol.com. Reunion will be held in the Dallas/ Ft Worth area.

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Entry: 26014
Subject: SERVED ABOARD THE UNION

Donnie Bogany wrote on June 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served aboard the Union, June 69 to her de-commissioning(forgot the date}. Anybody served during thi time, please e-mail me. That e-mail address is my wife's, but please contact me using
her e-mail until I get my own.

Thanks
Donnie Lee Dogany

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Entry: 25048
Subject: CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Bob Kellogg wrote on April 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: change of email address

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Entry: 25047
Subject: CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Bob Kellogg wrote on April 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: change of email address

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Entry: 20893
Subject: PARTS OF UNION

Mike Renfro wrote on November 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I have the conversion plate from shaft alley and the clock from the galley of the union

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Entry: 19605
Subject: FINDING MEN

Pete Bertram wrote on September 25, 2001


City and State: ABSAROKEE MT

Unit: USS MOUNTRAIL APA 213

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from anyone who served on the mountrail Apa 213, or on the USS Union AKA 106

Keywords: dec 1950-1953



Entry: 19225
Subject: PHOTO OF UNION WANTED

Joe Saetain wrote on September 5, 2001


City and State: ST. PETERSBURG FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the USS Union AKA 106 for one westpac cruise out of San Diego in 1961 and a re-plenishing supply cruise to the Priblof Islands. I was on the ship's fastpitch baseball team and played games in Hong Kong (where we were station ship) for the whole month of December and all of our Japan stops. I was so young then but we had a pitcher named Coon or Koon who could throw a softball underhand faster than most could pitch overhand. Does anyone know where I could get a picture of the ship or was on the ship during this time? Joe

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Entry: 19224
Subject: PHOTO OF UNION WANTED

Joe Saetain wrote on September 5, 2001


City and State: ST. PETERSBURG FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the USS Union AKA 106 for one westpac cruise out of San Diego in 1961 and a re-plenishing supply cruise to the Priblof Islands. I was on the ship's fastpitch baseball team and played games in Hong Kong (where we were station ship) for the whole month of December and all of our Japan stops. I was so young then but we had a pitcher named Coon or Koon who could throw a softball underhand faster than most could pitch overhand. Does anyone know where I could get a picture of the ship or was on the ship during this time? Joe

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Entry: 18863
Subject: SERVED 1963-1967 ON USS UNION

Larry Little wrote on August 21, 2001


City and State: PALM CITY FL

Unit: USS UNION SGNAL GANE

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 18860
Subject: HELLO THERE SHIPMATES

Larry Little wrote on August 21, 2001


City and State: PALM CITY FL

Unit: USS UNION SGNAL GANE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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