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Message Number: 110 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 15:06:42 EST
Name:  Mrs James Johnson
Hometown:  Oklahoma

While doing some ancestry research on a crew member, Robert E Burkett, I came across this site on the Underhill. There is some good information here which I was grateful to have come across. Robert was a brother-in-law to a 2nd cousin and when I come across a person who was in the military I like to spend some extra time researching that person. I want to honor them for their serivce; especially if they gave their lives in defense of our Nation. So, thanks, for all the information I was able to glean from this site.

Message Number: 109 - Sunday, October 1, 2017 16:53:31 EST
Name:  Cheryl Dace Jones
Hometown:  Sullivan,Mo

Dear Underhill friends and family , My mother Ruth S Dace passed away on Sept 23, 2017 at the age of 93 .She was a part of the newsletter for the Underhill and officer for the memorial committee. She was the wife of Stanley W Dace who preceded her in death in 1995. He was CBM aboard the Underhill. She was in state at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan , Mo . And her obituary and notice is on line for the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan,Mo.

Message Number: 108 - Saturday, July 22, 2017 03:33:12 EST
Name:  Patrick Patterson
Hometown:  Longview, Texas

My grandfather was Noble Patterson, a survivor of the USS Underhill. He passed away after an automobile accident in 1979. I haven't yet acquired a service photo of him but I may have located one and I'll be happy to send it to you guys when I get a copy of it. He was a good man and the father of many children. If anyone might have any knowledge or information pertaining to Noble we'd love to hear about it! Thanks and great work with the Memorial site. It warms our hearts to see the legacies and stories of those that shaped the man my grandfather went on to become.

Message Number: 107 - Tuesday, April 18, 2017 18:47:27 EST
Name:  Steven Livingston
Hometown:  Guttenberg, Iowa

I regret to say, my father, and one of your shipmates, "Robert Livingston" passed away April 5th, 2017. He was 89 and went peacefully in his sleep. He told a few stories about his days on the Underhill, and he would have liked to have stayed in better touch with several of his shipmates. He was never fully at peace with the tradegdy and fate of the Underhill, nor with the loss of his friends. As a result he did not talk about it very much. But, please remember him, as he was a proud Navy man, and proud he served his country. I am so proud that he was my father.

Steven Livingston

Message Number: 106 - Thursday, April 6, 2017 18:36:46 EST
Name:  Joyce Tomkowiak
Hometown:  Cudahy, Wisconsin

I just came across this website and thought I would mention the death of one of the crew members, Florian Tomkowiak. He passed away on July 13, 2016, at the age of 92. It is my understanding that he was one of two DE682 crew members living at the time of his death.

He was a wonderful, supportive husband and father who lived for his country and family. We miss him and always will.

Message Number: 105 - Monday, July 11, 2016 16:41:20 EST
Name:  Gerry Dougherty
Hometown:  Gilford nh

Just wanted to let you all know that your crew mate Frank Dougherty died on 1/21/2016 after a brief episode of aspiration pneumonia. He died in The VA hospital in Bedford Mass. He had been in mildly declining health for the past few years. His end of life care by VA staff was as good as I've ever seen anywhere.

Gerry Dougherty

Message Number: 104 - Private Message

Message Number: 103 - Monday, January 25, 2016 18:53:00 EST
Name:  Maryellen Acocella
Hometown:  Cedar Grove, Nj

MY Dad, MIchael Acocella was on the sub chaser near the Underhill and he announced the torpedo that blew the Underhill up. It actually went under his ship. He still recounts the days events and has pointed out inaccurate accounts by others.

Message Number: 102 - Thursday, July 9, 2015 08:18:53 EST
Name:  Michael Kearney
Hometown:  Seymour, Ct

It is with great sorrow that we the family of Seaman First Class Andrew Praskevich inform you that he has passed away on July 6, 2015. He was so looking forward to his 70th ship reunion, we are deeply saddened that he was not given that time.

He, at previous reunions, cherished his visits with his fellow shipmates and their families. It gave him great pleasure to create his handmade gifts that he brought with him to share.

He will be greatly missed and is very much loved by all.

The Praskevich Family.

Message Number: 101 - Monday, June 22, 2015 16:22:22 EST
Name:  Cheryl Dace Jones
Hometown:  Sullivan, Mo Su

Sue Worden, Air Raid's daughter emailed me that Air Raid had died suddenly. Arrangements are being made and We are all going to miss him so much. He came every year to the reunion and was liked by everyone. So sorry. Cheryl Dace Jones