USS Virgo (AKA-20)










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Entry: 89670
Subject: KOREAN WAR SURVIVORS

Cliff Smith JR. wrote on September 16, 2014


City and State: GRAVETTE AR

Unit: OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am still here at age 83 plus and I am doing quiet well. I was just wondering of those who served on the Virgo from 1950 to 1954 how many are still alive. I think not many, but I would like to here from any that will write me.

I am living out my final years here on a small farm where it is really peaceful and quite. I enjoy rocking on my front and back porches and looking at the scenery and the animals.

Won't be too long until all of us during this era will be looking down on our past.

Keywords: Korean War battles.



Entry: 88164
Subject: KOREA VETERAN

Cliff Smith JR. wrote on January 21, 2014


City and State: GRAVETTE AR

Unit: USS VIRGO (AKA 20)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Me, Sabo, Short, Benji, Bartche and several others tooled around the Operations Division of the Virgo from December 1950 till the end of the war. There were several important operations that happened during that time, such as the mine fields, the ship grounding, the Ashtabula blowing up, the little train that scooted around the mountain along the coast of North Korea and the beautiful beaches along the coast all the way from China to the Southern coast of South Korea.

If any of you remember any of this I would be interested in your confirmation.

Hope you are well.

Cliff

Keywords: I was just looking at a website that listed as K1 through k10 the battles during the Korean War and the Virgo was in most all of them.



Entry: 81505
Subject: FIND SHIPMATES ON VIRGO OR HEWELL

Perry Chandler wrote on December 27, 2011


City and State: SEATTLE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO CONNECT WITH ANY FORMER SHIPMATES ON vIRGO OR HEWELL.

Keywords: uss virgo aka friends Robert L Davis golden colorado Paul Lathrop orland. ca jerry l pigg seattle

uss hewell alk 14 relatives of Willard Ison, victor
skinner, baton rouge jesse pearson memphis aarea



Entry: 78210
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MY GRANDFATHER J.B. ADAMS

Kassi Adams wrote on March 16, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: He was on the U.S.S Virgo AKA20 I think. I just want to find out about who he was.



Entry: 77718
Subject: BOSN DELUCA

Virleyi Martin wrote on February 4, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICO CA

Unit: YOEMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Bullet applied for liberty with FFF
When I asked him what they meant, her replied, FIND THEM, FUCK THEM, FORGET THEM.

IS BULLET STILL ALILVE?

Keywords: Boats - I'm old so I can't believe you are still kicking



Entry: 68384
Subject: ZIEGENGEIST USS VIRGO AKA 20

Roy Ziegengeist JR. wrote on December 25, 2008


City and State: CHESAPEAKE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: My father Roy Ziegengeist, serves on the VIRGO during Korea



Entry: 67501
Subject: USS VIRGO - AKA-20

Roland Tonnell wrote on October 14, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: APPLETON WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Korea, 1952 - 1954. Aboard USS Virgo, AKA-20 and LST-857.



Entry: 66863
Subject: THOSE WHO SERVED FROM JUNE 1951 THROUGH OCTOBER 1952.

William (Bill) Fitzgerald JR. wrote on August 13, 2008


City and State: SANFORD FL

Unit: USS VIRGO AKA 20

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Bill-Fitz
ship operated from Sasebo,Japan from October 1951 through September 1952 when we retunred to Oakland
or Treasure Island and was discharged from there in
October 1952.Drove four fellow sailors to Missouri
and I returned to Wisconsin.



Entry: 58775
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE VIRGO

Max Huber wrote on September 7, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: WATERFORD MI

Unit: USS VIRGO AE30 - 1966-67

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If you or someone you know served on the USS VIRGO AKA20 or AE30 let me know. I am looking for all members of the crew so as I can inform them of the VIRGO Veterans Association, reunions and more. I would also like to have them listed on the VIRGO web site www.uss-virgo.com

Thank you and smooth sailing

Max

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Entry: 52873
Subject: LOOKING FOR MELVIN LAIRD SH1- 1957

Clarence Puckett wrote on August 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MATTHEWS NC

Unit: SHIP SERVICEMAN 2ND CLASS-SHIP STORE OPERATER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: EW Logsdon was our commanding officer back in 1957. Bos'n Deluca, Ensign Carey, lt. jg tannone, abernathy, Jesse Truesdale[laundry] Job,all these I commit to memory.[48 yrs. ago] I just about cried when I stepped off the gang plank for the last time. I spent one yr. on the Virgo. Previously I was stationed at Yokosuka, Japan[ one year] shore duty. [boat pool].

Keywords: Melvin Laird was my superior and best friend, he taught me alot.I would like to locate him if possible. The Virgo went on a cruise to Australia back in 1957, hong kong, japan, subic bay.



Entry: 45613
Subject: PUTTING MY NAME IN THE ROSTER

Ronald Whigham wrote on September 4, 2004


City and State: GREENSBURG PA

Unit: USS VIRGO

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: radioman first class, wigs,53-54 cruise to subic bay,



Entry: 40907
Subject: INFORMATION OF MEMBERS BEFORE 1951

John Ed Wood wrote on February 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CALLAHAN FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: please email me any information you have, I WOULD LIKE ANY NAMES OF VETS YOU HAVE AND PHONE NUMBERS THANKS ED WOOD

Keywords:



Entry: 32805
Subject:

Kenneth Young wrote on March 15, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GROVE OK

Unit: USS VIRGO AKA 20

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 18938
Subject: SERVED IN KOREAN 1952-1954

Thomas Moreland wrote on August 25, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENVILLE SC

Unit: USS VIRGO 7TH FLEET 77TH TASK FORCE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Lookin for Eddie P Ziegler, a New York "hard guy!" and old friend.

Keywords: Jace, Jacester, USS Virgo, AKA 20, Korea



Entry: 16779
Subject: MY FATHER WAS ON USS VIRGO I BELIEVE FROM 1952-1956 WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION I CAN FIND ABOUT THIS

Debbie Dement wrote on May 26, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in the Navy and served on the USS Virgo. I believe from 1952-1956 am trying to find out anything I can about this time frame.Friends
battles etc...

Keywords:



Entry: 12765
Subject: USS VIRGO AKA-20

Roland Tonnell wrote on November 5, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: APPLETON WI

Unit: AKA-20 VIRGO, OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: AKA-20 VIRGO, OPERATIONS

Keywords: Served aboard Virgo from Spring of 1952 to Fall of
1953 as an ET. Served with George (Sully) Sullivan, Joe Baker, and Ernie Matlock as fellow ET'S supplying ammo to ships along Korea coast.







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