USS Walke (DD-723)


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USS Walke Association

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Entry: 91741
Subject: I WAS ABOARD THE WALKE 1951 1952

J. D. Mickey Mcguire wrote on August 18, 2015


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: QUATERMASTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard when we were torpedoed on 6-12-51, I have been trying to locate a shipmate--William Vincent walker, he was from texas. this has been 62 years ago. any help would be appreaciated thank you j.d. mcguire

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Entry: 91256
Subject: USS WALKE 723

Kim Atkisson wrote on May 25, 2015


City and State: CAPE CORAL FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle, my mothers younger brother, was one of the sailors lost in the June 12, 1951 explosion. His name was John Edward Walker. I was wondering if any of the fortunate survivors who may be reading this site may have known him. My mother has since passed away and is buried with his remains as they were so very close growing up. I never got to know him because he was killed before I was born. I would be very grateful for any information about my uncle that you may have and also, thank you for your service to our country. I don't think any of us say it enough. You are why we have our freedom and owe you so much more respect than you could ever get in a lifetime. Sincerely, Kim Atkisson. Again, it was the USS WALKE 723

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Entry: 89106
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & "V"

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 5, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: ME-3 NORMAN L. FULCHER, USN, FN. JOHN L. KRILICH,USN, FN. WILLIAM P. McEVOY,USN,
were awarded the BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V.

Keywords: USS WALKE-DD-723 12, June 1951 Korean War



Entry: 88818
Subject: CREW AWARDS--12,JUNE, 1951

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 29, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: USS WALKE-DD-723---12,June, 1951---SILVER STAR MEDAL---Charles W. Akins, EM3,
USN, Donald P. Collins, FP2, USNR, George L. Echtle, EMFN,USN.----------------------
LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL---Robert Dickey III, LCDR., USNR.-------------------------------
BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V --Forrest C. Parry,LT.(jg),USNR, Orville W. Rockwell,
LT.,USN.----------------------------------------

Keywords: 7th. FLEET--12, June, 1951--Korean War--Some Crew Awards--USS WALKE-DD-723



Entry: 87758
Subject: I'M LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS WHO ARE STILL ALIVE THAT SERVED ABOARD THE USS WALKE DURING 1968-1969

Tracy Monson wrote on November 19, 2013


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Ronald Paul Monson died as a result of acute myocardial infarction on the date of October 16,2000. My mother is still living and is currently trying to get Widow's benefits from the VA. I'm trying to track down anyone that has served on the USS Walke (DD 723) beginning the year of November 21, 1969 during the Vietnam campaign. My mother and I need to know if the USS Walke (DD 723) has ever been docked anywhere in Vietnam. Please, if anyone can help us, we need some sort of proof to provide to the VA that this ship was in fact docked anywhere within Vietnam from the period from November 21, 1969 thru 1970-1971. If any veteran served aboard that ship during this time and knows my father, Ronald Paul Monson - E2 FA - Fire Apprentice, DC-5000 - Damage Controlman. You can email me anytime and I will respond as soon as I get an email or you can call me at (409)783-3383 and please, if you get an answering machine, please leave a message because sometimes I take my mom to town occasionally.

God Bless You and many Thanks - Tracy

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Entry: 87377
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF MY DAD KENNETH BROWN FIREMAN USS WALKE 1950-1954

Kenneth Brown wrote on October 9, 2013


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS

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Entry: 85464
Subject: JAMES J MORRISSEY

Mary Olsson wrote on February 14, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Jim, James Morrissey GMMS, served on the USS
Walke until April 1952 and was on the ship when it
was hit by the torpedo. I'm wondering if anyone
might remember serving with him.

Keywords: USS Walke DD-723



Entry: 83719
Subject: SONARMEN FIRECONTROLMEN

Bill Cashman SR. wrote on July 24, 2012


City and State: DEVILS LAKE ND

Unit: FOX DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for vincent russel a FT 58-61

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Entry: 82143
Subject: GRANDPA BILL JOHNSON

Adam King wrote on February 16, 2012


City and State: OREM UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was one of the survivor and he could never understand y, but
grandpa I know why, to pass your love and knowledge on to us.
I love u and thank you. Love adam

Keywords: Uss walke



Entry: 80078
Subject: USS WALKE 1951-1953

Charles (Charlie) Hahn wrote on August 23, 2011


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: SECOND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Battle of Songin-Korea---China patrol-invasion of Formosa .Wonson . 



Entry: 76037
Subject: CRUISE BOOK 1965 USS WALKE DD723

Michael Dunn wrote on September 5, 2010


City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for a cruise book 1965. If you have any info please e mail me.

Keywords: USS Walke DD723



Entry: 73731
Subject: I WAS ON THE USS WALKE(DD723)

Edward Farrell SR. wrote on February 26, 2010


City and State: ALICE TX

Unit: COOKS AND BAKERS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: UNDER THE COMMENTS I STARTED THIS WRONG EVERTHING BELOW THAT IS CORRECT.I AM BETTY WRITTING THIS FOR MY HUSBAND; THAT DOES NOT TYPE OR USE THE EMAIL,PLEASE EXCUSE MY ERRORS.WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 63 YRS AND HAVE HAD 8 CHILDREN,I HOPE THAT THIS WILL BE OF SOME HELP TO ANYONE THAT HAD ANYBODY THAT SERVED ON THIS SHIP AS I WAS THERE IN SAN FRANCISCO,SAN DIEGO AND VALLEO WITH HIM WHERE WE SHARED A QUONSET HUT WITH JOHN H.LUTZ AND MAYBELLE HIS WIFE.I SHALL NEVER FORGET THE KINDNESS AND THE CARING OF ALL OF THE MEN THAT WE KNEW THEN.












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































i SERVED ON THE USS WALKE (DD 723) FROM25TH OF SEPTEMBER 1950 UNTILL 12TH OF FEBURARY 1952.WE STRUCK A MINE IN THE WONSON HARBOR AT 0740 JUNE 12TH 1951,A HEAVY EXPLOSION.I STILL HAVE MY SHIPS BOOK OF ALL OF THE MEN THAT I HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF SERVING WITH. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ALL OF THE SHIPMATES THAT WE LOST ON THAT TERRABLE MORNING SOME OF WHOM WERE LIKE BROTHERS TO ME.IF THIS IS OF ANY HELP TO ANY ONE PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL TRY MY BEST TO TELL YOU WHAT I REMEMBER.I WAS 25 THEN AND AM NOW 84,MY LIFE IS STILL WONDERFUL AND I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ELSE THAT IS STILL HERE ALSO.E.P.FARRELL

Keywords: GEORGE CONVERY,EDDIE CONVERY,G.C.WILLIS,W.C.STUCKEY, R.A.SMITH,M.M.BRENNEMAN,F.R. CHAMPEAU,E.F.MATTHEWS
AND ALL SHIPMATES.



Entry: 71489
Subject: 'LET'S NOT FORGET THESE MEN'

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on September 2, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: KOREA, OUR HONORED DEAD-------------------------------

RD-1-BERTAIN,R.E.---FA.-CARRINGTON,B.L.---SO-2-CHEWNING,H.J.---MML-3-FRANCIS,C.H.---BT-2-GREEN,W.---
BT-1-HANSEN,L.H.---RD-3-HART,JR.,G.W.---SA.-HOWE,JR.,E.Y.---SN.-HUDSON,E.G.---RD-3-JONES,B.B.---
BT-3-LOWE,JR.,J.L.---SN.-LOWE,M.R.---EMP-3-MEYERS,H.N.---BTG-1-MILAM,O.E.---FA.-MORTON,R.F.---
SN.-MUSGROVE,R.D.---FA.-OWENS,E.R.---SA.-ROGERS,F.L.---FN.-SHULTS,T.M.---FN.-SMITH,R.S.---MML-3-STONE,R.N.---SN.-TARWATER,W.T.---SN.-TAYLOR,W.M.---MM-3-TRUELOCK,R.D.---FN.-WALKER,J.E.---ML-1-WARD,J.R.---
"GOD BLESS THEM----MAY THEY REST IN PEACE"---------

Keywords: USS WALKE (DD-723)---12,JUNE,1951---TORPEDO OR MINE ?



Entry: 64892
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Danny Akins wrote on March 24, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am the son of Charles (Charlie or Chuck) W. Akins who served on the USS Walke during the Korean Conflict. I think he was an EM-2 at the time he was onboard. I believe he told me he was topside smoking a cigarette when the ship was hit by a torpede. He received the Silver Star for repeated trips into the ship to assist and recover his shipmates. Any specific information or articles about him or people that knew him would be greatly appreciated. He has since gone to meet his maker, but the family continues to inquire and collect information about his life in the Navy. With great graditude and appreciation. Danny Akins

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Entry: 63323
Subject: MY GRANDPA

Amanda Allen wrote on December 7, 2007


City and State: ARROYO GRANDE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I always new my grandpa was in the Navy, but that was about it. My boyfriend is one of those guys that loves hearing everyones war stories, and that made me decide to ask my grandpa some of his stories. Little did I know he was apart of this! He still has all those old books with all the men from the U.S.S Walke! He has quite a few of them. So I sat down with him for about 3 hours and went through everything. It was the most interesting thing ever! I learned a ton and now have a great appreciation for my grandpa and all the other men on the ship. The date that the Walke got hit is the only day my grandpa flies the flag! His name is Bob Allen...if any of you know him!

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Entry: 57573
Subject: CREW PHOTO

Robert Tuten wrote on June 8, 2006


City and State: GUYTON GA

Unit: NAVELSF

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am serching for a crew photo or cruise book for the family of the late Richard Howell of Bluffton S.C. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: USS WALKE



Entry: 56791
Subject: USS DAVIS DD937

Carmine Marciano wrote on April 22, 2006


City and State: BEVERLY MA

Unit: USS DAVIS ASSOCIATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: HI, THROUGH AN EMAIL I SENT TO YOUR WEB SITE ON 1/24/06 I WAS ABLE TO FIND THE FAMILY OF GEORGE F. DAVIS. I'M NOT THAT GOOD ON A COMPUTER, SO I'M NOT TOO SURE IF MY PREVIOUS THANK YOUS TO YOUR ASSOCIATION GOT THROUGH. I HOPE THIS ONE DOES. RICHARD WILLIAMSON PROVIDED ME WITH THE INFORMATION WE NEEDED TO CONTACT THE FAMILY. IT WAS QUITE A THRILL TO US TO BE ABLE TO BE IN CONTACT WITH HIS SONS. NOW WE CAN KEEP THEM UP TO DATE ON OUR REUNIONS ETC. GEORGE R. DAVIS, GEORGE F. DAVIS' SON, OWNS A SMALL WINERY AND NAMED ONE OF HIS WINES AFTER HIS FATHER. ANOTHER THING THAT HAPPENED WAS THAT I PUT TWO DAVIS COUSINS TOGETHER WHO WERE NOT AWARE THAT THEY BOTH LIVED IN THE SAME STATE. GEORGE FLEMING DAVIS WAS RAISED IN THE PHILLIPINES AND HAWAII. AFTER HIS DEATH, HIS WIFE SETTLED IN CALIFORNIA, NOT KNOWING HOW CLOSE SHE WAS TO HER HUSBAND'S FAMILY. NOW THEY ARE GETTING TOGETHER. THEY ARE IN THEIR SIXTIES NOW. THANKS AGAIN TO YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SITE AND YOUR HELP THROUGH RICHARD WILLIAMSON.

Keywords: USS DAVIS DD-937



Entry: 55375
Subject: GEORGE F. DAVIS

Carmine Marciano wrote on January 24, 2006


City and State: BEVERLY MA

Unit: USS DAVIS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: HI, I'M A FORMER CREW MEMBER OF THE USS DAVIS DD937. THIS SHIP WAS NAMED FOR GEORGE F. DAVIS, CAPTAIN OF THE WALKE 1945, KILLED IN ACTION 6 JAN. 1945 ABOARD THE WALKE. HE RECEIVED THE MOH FOR HIS ACTIONS. WE ARE TRYING TO LOCATE HIS FAMILY. HE HAD 2 SONS WHO WOULD STILL BE ALIVE, AROUND 60 YEARS OLD. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE ONE OF THEM AT OUR REUNIONS. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME OR FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO THEM. THANKS. CARMINE MARCIANO carminerecords@aol.com

Keywords: ROCKY



Entry: 51100
Subject: CECIL H. KELLER 50-54

Jerry Keller wrote on May 26, 2005


City and State: CENTERVILLE TX

Unit: DD723

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: would like the folks that have the group photo in front of ship to email it to me please.
dad served from 50-54 on the walke. was on board when she was torpedoed. he wasn't hurt. i believe he was a gunners mate. also if anyone has photo of hole from attack please email to me. dad said when they got to dry dock some guys from hospital ship sat on deck and drank brandy before going down to clean up the remains. dad said he saw part of a mans jaw bone stuck in ceiling. dads name was cecil h. keller from leon county texas.

Keywords: dd723 from 50-54



Entry: 49876
Subject: GREAT SHIP GREAT CREW

Bill Cashman wrote on March 30, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: WAS A SONARMAN ON DD723 58-61,WAS IN FOX DIV.KNEW MOST OF THR SAILORS IN 2ND DIV.

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Entry: 48144
Subject: ANYBODY OUT THERE REMEMBER DONALD MURPHY

Daniel Murphy wrote on January 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: DD 723 Walke



Entry: 46206
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD IDAHO BUDDY

Kent Giles wrote on October 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOISE ID

Unit: USS AA CUNNINGHAM DD 752

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for a buddy from Idaho named, "Mackey Hayes who went aboard the Walke in 1950 when I went aboard the Cuningham. I was him one time since we were discharged when he stopped to see me in Buhl, Id. on his was back to his home in California. Have lost track of him so hoping someone remembers him and can help me contact him. He was a good friend and when I saw the explosion that morning I was quite worried as I knew he bunked in the aft part of the ship but was so happy when he came over to my ship in Sasebo.
Thanks for any help and concern.
Kent Giles, TM3

Keywords: I was a torpedoman aboard the Cunningham DD 752 in Desttoyer sqdn 13 as was the Walke..We were operating with Task Force 77 when the Walke was "mined" - I later saw it and my buddy in Sasebo, Japan



Entry: 45414
Subject: COUNTING ON LIN BOMBING,PICKING UP SHOT DOWN PILOTS,THEY SAY THIS IS NOT COMBAT ,GETTING FIRED APON

Bennett Bloom wrote on August 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MARGARETVILLE NY

Unit: DESTROYER USS WALKE DD723

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

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Entry: 44966
Subject: USS WALKE WAS TORPEDOED

Harlan Scholl wrote on August 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: As Capt. Marshall Thompson once said, "If it was
a mine that hit us, it was traveling at about
50 knots."
The penetration into the hull, was far to great
to have been a mine. It hit on the Port side and my bunk and compartment on the Starboard side was
a shambles. I had just relieved the watch on the bridge when we were hit. We limped into the drydock at Sasebo, Japan for repairs.
The investigators at Sasebo Japan brought an item of debris to the Torpedo Shack and asked us if we could identify it. We all looked at it and agreed that it was the gimble ring from a torpedo gyro. There were some foreign markings on it and we were sure it was not from one of our torpedoes.
The San Diego Newspaper headlined the next day
"San Deigo Based Destroyer Torpedoed" Tyhe next day they retracted the story and said "Mysterious Explosion Rocks The Walke"
We all felt that our Government didn't wish to admit there was a torpedo attact because the Koreans had no Submarines.

Keywords: Plankowner at recommissioning in San Diego in 1950
Served aboard till October 1951. Rate TMT2
Also served in WWII as a TMT2 aboard the USS
Putnam DD757, in the Pacific. Iwo Jima, Okinawa



Entry: 44835
Subject: USS WALKE DD 723

Brad Linthicum wrote on July 27, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in the Navy from 1950 until 1970. He was on the Walke when it hit a mine. Would like to hear from some one who knew my father (Bruce Linthicum). Also, we have a year book of the USS Walke w/ pictures of the damage casued by the mine. I have a letter that my father wrote his mother dated June 15, 1951. He tells her that they are saying the ship hit a mine in the states but everyone on the ship is saying it was a torpedo. Again, would love to hear from someone who knew my father. Thank you.

Keywords: Information regarding Bruce "Babe" or "Lum" Linthicum.



Entry: 41726
Subject: TORPEDO WENT THROUGH MY GRANDFATHERS ROOM

Sarah Steiner (Dailey) wrote on March 14, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was on the Walke 723. The torpedo went through his bed, his bunkmate was killed. My father and I are looking for pictures of this since my grandfather does not have many. My grandfather is Leo Dailey and is alive and well living in San Antonio Texas. Please if you have any information or pictures email me. My grandfather does not talk alot about this but my dad and I are very interested.

Thank you and god bless

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Entry: 41150
Subject: USS WALK

Karen Harris wrote on February 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have known my grandfather, PO3 Charles Francis - he was killed on the USS Walk in 1951 when it hit a mine.

Keywords: PO3 Charles Francis from Rhode Island



Entry: 40975
Subject: FRANK TABARES

Melissa Martinez wrote on February 17, 2004


City and State: NEWTON KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in the Korean War in the Navy - I wish to find pictures of him - I don't have any. He was on the Destroyer 723 - he manned the big guns. If there is any information about him or pictures it would be appreciated - thank you.

Keywords: Destroyer 723 - Korean War
1952



Entry: 40675
Subject: MEMORY OF KOREAN VETERAN USS WALKE DD723

Robert E. Thomas wrote on February 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Robert Thomas passed away 01-28-04 from Lung Cancer. He left his wife, 5 Children 5 Grandchildren and 4 greatgrand- children,and his only Sister behind.
He was a very loving Husband ,Father,Brother and grandfather.He was 71 Years old. Daddy we love you and miss you and we will join you in heaven someday. May you Rest in Peace.

Keywords: Robert E Thomas RD3 USS Walke DD723 Served in the U.S Navy from 1951 - 1954 Nickname; Mutt



Entry: 40674
Subject: MEMORY OF KOREAN VETERAN USS WALKE DD723

Karen Dennis wrote on February 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Robert Thomas passed away 01-28-04 from Lung Cancer. He left his wife, 5 Children 5 Grandchildren and 4 greatgrand- children,and his only Sister behind.
He was a very loving Husband ,Father,Brother and grandfather.He was 71 Years old. Daddy we love you and miss you and we will join you in heaven someday. May you Rest in Peace.

Keywords: Robert E Thomas RD3 USS Walke DD723 Served in the U.S Navy from 1951 - 1954 Nickname; Mutt



Entry: 40513
Subject:

Robert Thomas wrote on February 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDPLS IN

Unit: U.S NAVY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 40511
Subject: ROBERT THOMAS RD3 PASSED AWAY 01-28-2004

Robert Thomas wrote on February 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDPLS IN

Unit: U.RS NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Robert Thomas RD3 passed away 01-28-2004 at age 71 .
He was a Korean Veteran serving from 1951 to 1954.
He was on the Uss Walke DD723.He will be missed by his Wife , 5 children and 5 grandchildren and 4 greatgrand children. May he rest in peace.

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Entry: 38443
Subject: HORACE L. BOYD

Amanda Childress wrote on November 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandpa Horace L. Boyd was on the USS Walke when it was hit by a mine. He saved many people's lives and earned a Bronze Star for it. Right now I'm doing a huge project on this for World History and I would appreciate anything that anyone has to offer to make this project more interesting.

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Entry: 38038
Subject: GROUP PICTURE

Quinn Wheeler wrote on November 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I have a picture of the Walke with the crew
standing in front of her. I beleive it was taken
in port in Japan. If anyone is interested I will
e-mail it to you. I also have information on a
(at the time) a young girl whose parents were
killed in Heroshema. She was befriended by
many crew members on the Walke including
my grandfather. Her name is Mitoko and we
keep in contact often. If you want info. I will
e-mail it to you.
Thanks alot!

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Entry: 38037
Subject: GROUP PICTURE

Quinn Wheeler wrote on November 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I have a picture of the Walke with the crew
standing in front of her. I beleive it was taken
in port in Japan. If anyone is interested I will
e-mail it to you. I also have information on a
(at the time) a young girl whose parents were
killed in Heroshema. She was befriended by
many crew members on the Walke including
my grandfather. Her name is Mitoko and we
keep in contact often. If you want info. I will
e-mail it to you.
Thanks alot!

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Entry: 36361
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER CALVIN COOLEDGE BEARBOW?

Lu Ann Bearbow-Cash wrote on August 19, 2003


City and State: ARAPAHO OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to locate anyone who might remember my father, Calvin Bearbow. He was a native american from Oklahoma and was aboard the Walke when it got hit. He passed away in 1994 and never had much to say about that. My mother has a picture that he sent her from the sick bay and he looks pretty beat up. I don't know his class or anything at the moment. Any info would be appreciated.
Many thanks for all You've done for this country!
A grateful daughter~~ Lu Ann Cash

Keywords:



Entry: 34972
Subject: USS WALKE DD723/ 1952-1956

Stanley Johnson wrote on June 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. JAMES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 34971
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY DAD STANLEY D JOHNSON 1952-1956 NAVY SHIP USS WALKE DD723

Stanley Johnson wrote on June 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. JAMES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: can send any emails to wilma157@hotmail.com or wilma1572000@yahoo.com

Keywords: Ship-USS WALKE DD723 Koren war 1952-1956.(friends) Robert j Scott , J.D.Swartzer ,Rodger Moody , Marshel Leon Ellis,Happy Jim Estep(preacher) ,Marvim Edward Morris, J.C.Collingwood



Entry: 34043
Subject: DRYDOCK SASEBO

Philip J. (Phil) Healy wrote on May 7, 2003


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: we took pictures of a dd in drydock at sasebo summer 1951 with a large hole starboard side we think she was dd723 walke ?

Keywords: uss luzon arg 2



Entry: 33732
Subject: USS WAL;KE 3RD DD723

Don Dunn wrote on April 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for info re USS Walke 3 regarding it's history and decommissing detail. Served on it 1955-1959.
Thanks for any help. I appreciate it.

Send to llizzard@aol.com

Keywords: USS Walke 3 DD723 request for historical info



Entry: 33413
Subject: USS WALKE DD723 (2ND)

Sharon Carnes wrote on April 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Would like date of decommissioning of 2nd USS Walke, and scrapping date...for brother who is a USS Walke veteran. Discharged 1959

Keywords: USS WALKE DD723 Decommission date



Entry: 33281
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER HORACE L. BOYD

Deborah LeSueur wrote on April 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember my dad Horace L. Boyd? He was on board 6/12/51, the day that the ship took enemy action. He received a Bronze Star for his actions that day. He passed away many years ago and I was hoping that someone may remember serving with him and had some stories they would like to share.

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Entry: 33241
Subject: REMBERING CAPT. MARSHALL THOMPSON, USN

Marshall Thompson wrote on March 31, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, Friends, If you have any memories of serving with my Dad, feel free to share them with his family. He is sorely missed. Thanks so much.

Marshall Thompson Jr.

Keywords: USS Walke DD 723 - US Navy Fleet



Entry: 32956
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER ALBERTO GARZA?

Mike Garza wrote on March 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Anyone remember my dad, Alberto Garza, he was a young seaman when the Walke exploded off coast of Korea.

Keywords: U.S.S. Walke D.D. 723



Entry: 32955
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER MY DAD?

Mike Garza wrote on March 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father, Alberto Garza, was a young sailor when the Walke exploded during the Korean War. He served in the navy through Vietnam and died in 1973. Does anyone remember him?

Keywords: U.S.S. Walke D.D. 723



Entry: 32385
Subject: UPDATE ON JOHN THOMAS NELSON

Melissa Nelson-Crandall wrote on February 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father John Thomas Nelson was aboard the Walke and I had had contact with many of his fellow seamen. Unfortunately all my correspondence were lost during a move and computer crash. If anyone would like to help me out again,feel free. I would really like to hear from those who remember him personally.
May the good Lord bless and keep you and always leave room in your gardens for the angels to dance.
Melissa

Keywords: Uss Walke



Entry: 30468
Subject: ANYONE THAT KNEW LOUIS STEVE GREENE

Barbara Greene wrote on December 18, 2002


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: i am interested in hearing from anyone whom might remember steve greene and maybe he went by louis greene

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Entry: 29508
Subject: LIKE TO FIND WILLIAM V. WALKER

J. D. Mickey McGuire wrote on November 12, 2002


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the Walke with William V. Walker. He was from Beaumont, Texas. If anyone has any information regarding where he might be now, please email me at JDMcGuire@earthlink.net.

Keywords: J.D. "Mickey" McGuire
USS Walke DD723



Entry: 29356
Subject: .U.S.S.WALKE BALL CAP

Robert D. Musselwhite wrote on November 7, 2002

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City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard Walke for 18 months in the early
60s. During my tour, we were assigned to recover nose cones in the Hawaii area that were fired from Vandenburg AFB in California, at that time, we also had the "pleasure" of riding a typhoon of the coast of Japan. I would like to contact anyone who served aboard Walke during that time, I was a third class machinist in the A division. I went on to retire from the Navy as a MMCS.
Would like to contack anyone who served aboard Walke 723 during the perion of early 1060

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Entry: 29255
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER WAS ABOARD

Benjamin Pfaff wrote on November 3, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served aboard the USS WALKE (DD-723) during the Korean war. His name is BERNARD FRANK LEES, he is alive and very well at 73 years old. He took leave of his post for coffee... moments later his substitute was killed in the explosion in June of 1951. He remembers the incident vividly and can not, however, determine if it was a mine or torpedo. He told me that there was a loud metal bang on the hull directly followed by the explosion. personal photographs taken of the hull of the ship show a huge dent directly next to the hole. my grandfather does not own.. or wish to own a computer, but he asked me to attempt to contact any other surviving members of the crew. He also asked me to seek comments on the attack.

Thank you very much and God bless..

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