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Entry: 77528
Subject: NAVY CROSS TO ARMY MAJOR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 20, 2011


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: MAJOR FRANK SPEIR,U.S.ARMY, ON 16,SEPT.1950, BEACHED
HIS TUG, LT-636, GOT INTO THE WATER, PUT THREE LIFE
RAFTS IN TANDEM,AND WORKED FROM THE BEACH TO THE BOAT
EVACUATING 100 WOUNDED, AND 600 TROOPS. FOR HIS ACTIONS, MAJOR FRANK SPEIR WAS AWARDED THE U.S.NAVY'S
SECOND HIGHEST AWARD, "THE NAVY CROSS MEDAL."--------
A BRAVE KOREAN WAR HERO.-----------------------------

Keywords: LT(LARGE TUG)-636--BUILDER,MARIETTA MFG.,POINT PLEASANT,WV--DESIGN #254--STEEL--149 FEET--DELIVERY-
MARCH,1944.------------------------------------------
U.S.ARMY TUG------------------------------------------



Entry: 77500
Subject: USS LSU-960

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 17, 2011


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: KOREA,JULY,1951-----THE USS LSU-960 WAS CALLED TO BE
MODIFIED FOR A SECRET MISSION, WITH THE INSTALLATION
OF A CRANE, CAPABLE OF PULLING, AND LIFTING AN AIRCRAFT OUT OF MUD. THE SECRET OPERATION INVOLVED
RETIEVEING THE WRECKAGE OF A DOWNED MiG-15 ENEMY
(RUSSIAN) AIRCRAFT, LYING IN THE COASTAL MUD FLATS,
NORTHWEST OF PYONGYANG. THIS OPERATION WAS SO HIGH
PRIORITY(THE CAPTURE OF A MiG-15 FIGHTER PLANE)THAT THE U.N. SUPPORTED THE OPERATION, WITH A COMBINED U.S.-BRITISH-SOUTH KOREAN FLEET, DIRECTED BY REAR ADMIRAL A.K. SCOTTMONCRIEFF, OF THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY. AMERICAN, AND BRITISH AIRCRAFT PROVIDED AIR
COVER OVER THE RETRIEVAL SITE. THE USS LSU-960 WAS
SUCCESSFUL IN RETRIEVEING THE MiG-15. THE SHIP WAS
LATER NAMED THE USS YFU-20.------------------------

Keywords: ***TOP SECRET INTELLIGENCE OPERATION***---------------
KOREA--JULY,1951--N.W.-OF PYONGYANG.------------------

USS LSU-960---LATER NAMED USS YFU-20------------------



Entry: 61061
Subject: GENERAL STURGIS

Cary Cohen wrote on May 22, 2007


City and State: GAITHERSBURG MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I believe that this was one of the last sailings of the Sturgis.

Keywords: In early 1954 the sturgis carried troops to Bremerhaven. The CO was (I think) a Lt. Rockefeller. He must have thought he was Capt. Queeg. If he did not get a response within 15 minutes after calling a name, they were declared AWOL. Where could someone run to crossing the Atlantic? I wanted to get his story for an article I am writing.



Entry: 45681
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT

Steven T. Doney wrote on September 7, 2004


City and State: ZORTMAN MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Would like to get in contact with Ray Dunlap, is all i remember, who could possibly live in Alum Creek,West Virginia.

Keywords: Served on the USS Castor AKS-1
Service #555-54-20, Served during the Korean War
1952-1955



Entry: 32440
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT

Gordon Nesten wrote on March 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: KALISPELL MT

Unit: REFUELING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Loren Mitchell

Keywords:



Entry: 26002
Subject: CURRENT SHIP LOCATION/DISPOSITION

Vaclav Pisko wrote on June 4, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I would like to track down a merchant navy ship
USS Meredith Victory,this ship was involved in
transportation of 14,000 war refugees as the
Chinese PLA was advancing into a port.
I am mystified by the courage of its captain and
would like to know the ships "final destination".
Any title of a book (if any)on this fascinating
subject would be greatly appreciated.

Mr.Vaclav Pisko
goodking@aol.com

Keywords:







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