USS Uvalde (AKA-88)










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Entry: 89828
Subject: KOREAN WAR - 1952-1960-USS UVALDE

Richard Fiola wrote on October 21, 2014


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: USS UVALDE AKA 88

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just wondering if any of my navy buddies are still around. Met with several in Branson and San Antonio for reunions but since they are no longer having them contacts have disappeared.

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Entry: 77142
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES

Billy Holifield wrote on December 16, 2010


City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit: USS UVALDE AKA88

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE THAT WAS ON THE OLD 88
SERVED ABOARD HER 1950 TO 1952

Keywords: HERMAN SALSBURY,BAD EYE SANDERS,



Entry: 62669
Subject: SERVED ON USS WARRICK AKA 89 AND THE UVALDE AKA 88

Alan Steinhart wrote on October 20, 2007

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City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Upon graduating Class A Radio/Electronics school in Bainbridge, Md. in December 1954 I was assigned to join the Warrick as a RM3. During the following one plus years we sailed out of Oakland, CA to Japan with numerous ports in between.

After an accident aboard ship I spent 72 days in the Oakland Naval Hospital avoiding the amputation of my hand due to a major infection. From there to Treasure Island for a few days and then one more Pacific trip on the Uvalde before forfilling my two years of active duty.

A great lifes experience!

Keywords: Served on the USS Warrickn AKA 89 and then transferred to the USS Uvalde AKA 88.



Entry: 50825
Subject: USS UVALDE ARTIFACTS IN UVALDE, TEXAS

Leroy Walther wrote on May 13, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm the person in charge of the Aviation Museum at Garner Field. We have some of the USS Uvalde artifacts on display here at the Uvalde Municipal Airport. Items on display are: 1. ships telegraph 2. auto pilot 3. ships compass 4. hull plaques and various control wheels from the engine room.
I've been asked about dates for the next reunion by various visitors. Please let me know if there is any info available. Thanks
ase

Keywords: ships, aircraft



Entry: 50823
Subject: USS UVALDE ARTIFACTS IN UVALDE, TEXAS

Leroy Walther wrote on May 13, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm the person in charge of the Aviation Museum at Garner Field. We have some of the USS Uvalde artifacts on display here at the Uvalde Municipal Airport. Items on display are: 1. ships telegraph 2. auto pilot 3. ships compass 4. hull plaques and various control wheels from the engine room.
I've been asked about dates for the next reunion by various visitors. Please let me know if there is any info available. Thanks
ase

Keywords: ships, aircraft



Entry: 44264
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Daniel Gravalin wrote on July 5, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOORHEAD MN

Unit: SHIPS SERVICMAN (BARBER)1966-1968 (SHIPS STOR

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for sims,woody,geno,easysidways,or anybody at that time.tim kroplin Bermidgy,mn.

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Entry: 35069
Subject: MIGHT BE INTERESTING

John Byerly wrote on June 24, 2003

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City and State: BRANDENBURG KY

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the Warrick AKA-89, making those shuttle
runs from Oakland Calif to Japan, what might be
interesting is that of all the AKA's listed the
UVALDE stuck in my memory to be the most
unforgetable. I used ur history on the UVALDE
to get info I wanted but couldn't remember about
the WARRICK such as range etc. thanks JWB
I was aboard the USS DELIVER ARS-23 (salvage ship)
from 1952 - 1955, then the WARRICK from about
march or april 55 to jan 56 discharge. ex
radioman 2nd class

Keywords: my nickname is jack. I have about 7 or 8 email
friends from aboard the Deliver and about 4 of
us live within 100 miles and another within 600
miles, we had one get together at New Albany, Ind.
in 1999, 4 from indiana, me from ky, one from penn
one from long island new york



Entry: 31164
Subject: PICTURES

Dana G. wrote on January 11, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandafther served in the Navy during the Korean war in 1964. He had just recently passed away, and i was wondering if there were any websites that had pictures of indiviaul sailors (like a yearbook)so i could print out more pictures of him. If so, please let me know the website address. Thank you.

-Dana

Keywords: Navy



Entry: 25081
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER SERVED ON THE UVALDE IN WW2

Wes Turner wrote on April 29, 2002

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City and State: CEDAR FALLS IA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather died in 1986 but I would like to know more about his service days, I have pictures, discharge papers, and a paper indicating his crossing the equator, Although I think some of his other records and things were lost in a house fire years back. My Dad Was also a Navy man, serving on the Uss. Constellation (CV-64) in the Vietnam era. I am interested in Naval History and especially the history of My Family.
I would greatly appreciate any info that you can dig up for me. If it would help....I think My grandfather served two different tours but Im not sure. Thank you and Im looking forward to hearing from you.

Wes Turner
Wturner20@netscape.net

Keywords: My Grandfathers Name Is Victor Rhoades, But may have been called "Dusty" at that time I would like to learn any battles or campaigns etc. He was involved in. I remember stories about New Guinea.



Entry: 23980
Subject: BRONZE STAR

Joann McLain wrote on March 15, 2002


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:
My father, Joseph Warren McLain, served on the Uvalde from 1942-1945. While looking through his navy papers,etc, I found his honorable discharge. Also with that another paper-- Notice of Separation from US Naval Service. In the remarks section of that paper it says American Theater, Philippine Liberation Asiatic Pacific, Good Conduct and Victory Ribbon - 3 bronze stars. Could you tell me about the victory ribbon and the bronze stars? Also if any one remembers him I would love to hear from you.

JoAnn McLain
JMcKirkpatrick@aol.com

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Entry: 23403
Subject: REUNION USS HIGBEE

Kenneth Ambrose wrote on February 23, 2002


City and State: SOUTH BETHANY DE

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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

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Entry: 23092
Subject: HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS UVALDE?

Sage Kawecki wrote on February 11, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Stefan "Ski" Kawecki served as a DC-1 during the Pacific War and Korean conflict. He was very artistic, and everyone was his friend. He died when I was six, and I have no other relatives to ask. I know he joined the Navy at Long Beach, and he and my mother were stationed for two years in Yokuska, Japan from '57-'59. After I was born, he was stationed at Moffet Field in Mountain View, California. I believe he was on three different ships during the war, and one of them the USS Uvalde. It's very important for me to find out if he was indeed on the Uvalde, as I am now working in Uvalde, Texas and would love to know if the connection truly exists. Can anyone help me find this information?

Keywords: "Ski" Kawecki, DC-1



Entry: 14843
Subject: GRANDDAD WAS ONBOARD TOM ONDREY

Lindsey Ondrey wrote on February 6, 2001

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City and State: HILLSBORO IL

Unit: USS UVALDE AKA 88

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I found this site very interesting...I love listening to my grandpa (MM2 Tom Ondrey III)tell me stories of when he was on the Uvalde after high school. I look forward to learning more about it and my other family members that served in the war.

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Entry: 13700
Subject: WHEN AND WHERE IS THE REUNION 2001

Ramon Quinones wrote on December 19, 2000

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City and State: CHAPALA JA

Unit: CELEMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: When is the next reunion of the USS Uvalde and where will it be at?

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Entry: 10228
Subject: USS RANDALL

Lynda Lively wrote on July 9, 2000

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am helping my father to locate any possible reunions concerning men on the USS Randall during the Korean War who were in the 2nd Marine Division. Please e-mail me with any information. I would be most grateful. God Bless all of you who made the USA what it is today - free.

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Entry: 6811
Subject: FINING SHIPMATES 50-54

Richard Groves wrote on February 8, 2000


City and State: BRANSON MO

Unit: USS UVALDE/USS SHARP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: AHOY!
I'm looking for six lost mates,we served aboard the Uvalde '50-'54;Edward Ford Dodge Jr.SK3;Ralph E.Harris SN;Olen E. Harless BM3;Walter A. Heisler BM3;Lawrence P.Ryan QM3 and Closkie M.Skaggs CS3
If you have any information on any of the above,please contact me,Richard B. Groves GM3

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Entry: 4036
Subject: ARNA BINGHAM - REUNION INFORMATION

Arna Bingham wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: MADISONVILLE TN

Unit: USS UVALDE AKA 88

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: I served on the USS Uvalde from 1951 to 1955. Was a MM2. I attended the ships reunion last October in Colorado Springs. Our next reunion will be in San Antonio, Tx. in October 2000. If you are interested e-mail me and I will get you in touch with the co-ordinator of the reunion. Thanks.

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Entry: 3780
Subject: 1950-53

Loyal C. (Chuck) Randall JR. wrote on October 28, 1999


City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: US NAVY BM-2ND CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Served aboard the USS Uvalde AKA 88 from 1950 To 1953. Transfered to Mareisland, Cal.then out.

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