USS Wallace L Lind (DD-703)










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Entry: 91133
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on May 5, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Lt.(jg). Joseph Ollinger, Jr., USNR, USS Wallace L.Lind-DD-703, and Lt.(jg). Seth T. Payne,
USNR, USS Wallace L. Lind-DD-703 were awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, for
heroic achievement or service during military operations against enemy forces 3, Feb. to
14, Mar. 1951.

Keywords: Korean War --- USS WALLACE L. LIND-DD-703 --- Bronze Star Medal with Combat V.



Entry: 83825
Subject: KOREAN WAR SIEGE BOMBARDMENT

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 6, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: (Per,The Sea War In Korea). On 17,March 1951,during
the Siege, the USS Wallace L. Lind-DD-703(Cdr.Edward
B. Carlson), and the USS Manchester-CL-83 (Capt.
Lewis S. Parks) on a surprise bombardment mission on
enemy troop barracks in Wonsan, inflicted with others
more than 6,000 enemy casualties.

Keywords: Korean War, 17,March 1951, Cdr.Edward B.Carlson,
USS Wallace L.Lind-DD-703, USS Manchester-CL-83,
Wonsan,North Korea, Siege Duty, Bombardment Mission.



Entry: 83672
Subject: RESCUE OF LT.BERNARD F.MCDERMOTT

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on July 17, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 20,Feb.1951, an F4U-4P, Bur. No. 97527 aircraft,
pilot, Lt.Bernard F.McDermott, 0299564, USN, of VC-61,
off of the carrier USS Valley Forge CV-45, while on
a photo recon mission, was hit by enemy AAA fire, and
ditched in the sea. Lt.McDermott was later rescued by
the whale boat of the USS Wallace L. Lind DD-703.
WELL DONE, Lind.

Keywords: Korean War, Lt.Bernard F.McDermott, VC-61, USS Valley
Forge CV-45, USS Wallace L.Lind DD-703,Bur. No.97527.



Entry: 77923
Subject: WW 2 VETERAN

April VanStee-VanDonkelaar wrote on February 19, 2011


City and State: HARTSELLE AL

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, Martin VanStee Jr. served on the Wallace Lind from 1944-1946. I have a few pics. of the boat and of him and his buddies. Has anyone else served with him at this time?

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Entry: 74894
Subject: 5 DESTROYERS-- 1947-1967- RET. MMCM

Joseph Sauls wrote on May 31, 2010

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City and State: SURFSIDE BEACH SC

Unit: US NAVY, RET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: KOREA, 1950-51
Cuba, Bay of Pigs, Missile Crisis 1962
Vietnam, 1967
Retired 28 Dec. 1967








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Entry: 72367
Subject: SERVED ABOARD FROM 1949 TO 1951

James Clark SR. wrote on November 15, 2009


City and State: THE COLONY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 69597
Subject: USS LIND

Stephen Drannon wrote on March 22, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i am looking for information on the uss wallace lind
and another navel vessel collision between 1950 and
1955. My father served on the wallace lind in that period. I have undated photos of two navel vessels one being the lind they were involed in a collision but i cannot find any information on the accident. if anyone has information on this please contact me.

Keywords: uss wallace lind dd-703



Entry: 68395
Subject: REMEMER ME

Pat Letterii wrote on December 26, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: TRYING TO RECALL IF I SERVED ON THE LIND IN KOREA OR IF IT WAS THE ENGLISH.. I WAS ON BOTH SHIPS HOWEVER.
ANYBODY OUT THERE REMEMBER ME????

Keywords: USS ENGLISH, USS LIND USS HOPI ATF 71



Entry: 65780
Subject: LOOKING FOR RAY WILLIS AND STEVEN FORNALIK

Adolp Gower JR. wrote on May 27, 2008

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City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: DD703 W. L. LIMND

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I named my son after them, He is now retired from the
US air force

Keywords: Ray Willis, Steven Fornalik



Entry: 60445
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 1963 - 1966

Walter N. Risko wrote on March 23, 2007


City and State: MT. VERNON OH

Unit: USS WALLACE L. LIND

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for RIchard Winfield SN2 Gary Meadors RM2 and any other shipmate that served on the Lind from 1963 to 1966 that remembers me.



Entry: 60028
Subject: WALLACE L LIND KOREAN WAR

Heather Moyer wrote on February 14, 2007

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Heather, and my grandfather, Ken Roenicke was aboard the Wallace L Lind during the Korean War. He passed quite a few years ago, and I was too young to know how much his memories would have meant to me even now. (I think my parents thought I was too young to hear such language.) I am married to a former Navy man now, and I think they would have gotten along great. I miss him dearly. If anyone knew him, has a story or even a photo to share, I would appreciate it so much. Thank you.

Keywords: wallace l lind, korean war



Entry: 53522
Subject: 1943-1944

Raymond Scolari wrote on October 10, 2005

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City and State: STERLING HEIGHTS MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Original plank owner - any guys still around to comment or from that era? Please call or e-mail
Ray

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Entry: 51343
Subject: ON BOARD USS 703 WALLACE LIND

Charles Prahl JR. wrote on June 4, 2005

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City and State: CAMBRIDGE MD

Unit: MM USS 703

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My Father was a MM on loard the USS 703 Destroyer. during 1949-1952. He would really like to hear from his shipmates that might remember him. He was always fishing off the destroyer



Entry: 51038
Subject: DD 703 1949-52

Charles Prahl wrote on May 22, 2005

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City and State: CAMBRIDGE MD

Unit: MM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Please contack me

Keywords: Looking for buddies Machists Mates onboard the DD-703 1949-52



Entry: 49846
Subject: 1951 MCDERMOTT RESCUE

Dr Michael Haka wrote on March 29, 2005

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City and State: DARIEN CENTER NY

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Stanley Haka, passed away this month and he was on
the Wallace Lind. I came across a great document which
discusses in detail the rescue of a Col. McDermott on 2/20/51.
At this time the commander was EB Carlson. Members of the
rescue party were: Seth T Payne, Martin L Sarpine, Edsal Farley,
Ralph E Keesling, Kenneth B Armstrong, James A Wisor, Donald B
Logeman, and my dad, Stanley D Haka.

Keywords: McDermott Rescue



Entry: 48002
Subject: 1955-1958 PERSIAN GULF

Carlos (Cal) Calderon wrote on January 8, 2005


City and State: DELTONA FL

Unit: USS WALLACE L. LIND DD703

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Everyone talks about the History of the Jolly Wolly no one ever mentions the many times the ship during the 50's was in harms way and answered the call. I wondering anyone out there remembers during the suez crisis how we had went to geral quarters because the French and the British Navies refused ius entry to Aid in the evacuation of American citizens who were caught up in the Bombardment. Many times we were called to serve our Country in Harms way, yet because we were not technically at war we aren't aloud to join the American Legion. Who Remembers?

Keywords: USS Wallace L Lind DD703 Second to None



Entry: 46991
Subject: INFO ON LIND COLLISION WITH ENGLISH

Arthur Largent wrote on November 20, 2004

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City and State: NAPLES FL

Unit: RADAR ON LIND 52 TO 56

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like some info on the collision of the
Lind and Uss English on Haloween Morning 1953?

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Entry: 44578
Subject: USS LIND

Joe Feeny wrote on July 17, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am writing on behalf of a friend of mine who stated that he never heard any information about reunions for the USS Lind. His name is Ed Siemietkoski, and he served aboard the Lind in the early to middle 1960's. Any information that you can forward to me would be appreciated.

Thank you

Keywords: USS Lind



Entry: 36122
Subject: FIND

Neville Wanstall wrote on August 8, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 33759
Subject: MY DAD BOB LYNCH

Mark Lynch wrote on April 22, 2003


City and State: GLENSIDE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My dad and best friend died March 26 , 03 at 71, he fought till the end and never gave up.We talked about his time on the Lind as a sonorman from 53 to 57 and all the friends he made most of all Bill Rose who was with him until the end.If any body wants to contact me you can send me a letter addressed to Mark Lynch 747 Garfield ave glenside pa 19038, if you knew him and have a storie to tell and remember him at your reunion, he had plan of going but it was not meant to be.

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Entry: 33291
Subject: LIND NAMED AFTER MY GREAT UNCLE

Dana Lind wrote on April 1, 2003

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City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: the Wallace Lind was named after my Great Uncle!

Keywords: Dana Lind Great nephew



Entry: 33226
Subject: HI TO ALL

Richard Whittaker wrote on March 30, 2003


City and State: AUBURN NH

Unit: TIN CAN

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I'm the son of Richard M. Whittaker Sr and currently serving with the 66th Air Base Wing, Hanscom AFB, Mass. I've been in the AF for 21 years and proud to serve. My Dad was a great man who served on the USS Wallace L. Lind. He use to tell me stories about the Navy. I hope whovever sees this message will email me back letting me know about my Dad and how he served, what he did, etc... People say he and I are alot alike. Just curious... Take care to all and hope to hear from you soon.
MSgt Richard M. Whittaker Jr.

Keywords: My friends were Dave and Don Nienoff. We were friends and they were brothers. Twins to be exact!



Entry: 24259
Subject: WALLACE L.LIND DD703

Bob McConville wrote on March 26, 2002

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City and State: NORTH DIGHTON MA

Unit: LIND RADARMAN 2ND

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served on Lind from 1952 to 1954. Would love to find a roster of ship's company during that period.

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Entry: 23166
Subject: DD-703?

Israel Rosado wrote on February 14, 2002

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City and State: VEGA ALTA PR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hi! I served on the Wallace L. Lind From 1965 through 1968. On my last year we served in the Viet Nam War. There is nothing mentioned of this in the ship's history. This is the first time that I log on to Navy's Web and got curious about my ship. If anybody has any pictures of my ship and any information of those years about my ship please Email them to me, maybe a roster too because it's been over thirty years and I would like to spark some memories.

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Entry: 17927
Subject: SEARCHING FOR SHIPS: W.L.LIND AND WILLARD KEITH

Sharynn L. McGee wrote on July 12, 2001

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City and State: TORRANCE CA

Unit: SERVED FROM 9/64 TO 8/67

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I know he served on three LST's from 12/50 until 10/56. He then served on the AKS 32, USS ALTAIR from 7/62 to 8/64. AFter this term, he was stationed on the USS Willard Keith, DD775 from 9/64 to 4/65. From 5/65 to 8/67, Daddy was aboard the USS Wallace L. Lind, DD703...From 4/70 to 4/71, My Father served on the USS BON HOMME RICHARD, CV31. And his last ship was the USS Constellation, CV64, which he proudly served from ^/71 to 4/74. I would so appreciate anyone who knows of my Father, to please contact me.....what a lovely surprise to have you attend this special time in his life....Thank you in advance...

Keywords: trying to locate anyone who may remember my Father. We are having my parents 50th wedding anniversary in September, and want to invite some of his old buddies.....



Entry: 16024
Subject: KOREA

Andre A. Pigeon wrote on April 18, 2001


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Comments: Transfered to the Lind Wonsan Harbor Feb 12 1951. Transferred from the John W. Weeks.
Served with brother Roland until May 1952. Roland discharged. Continued on the Lind until Sept 1953.
Was one of the ships movie operator and was a I C electrian while on board. Continue to attend each reunion from the beginning in 1991 thru 2000. Looking forward to 2002 in San Antonio.

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