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Message Number: 105 - Monday, July 11, 2016 16:41:20 EST
Posted From: United States
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
Posted From: United States
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
Posted From: United States
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
Posted From: United States
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

Message Number: 100 - Thursday, May 21, 2015 15:40:43 EST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Joni Gittins
Hometown:  Shenandoah

Does anyone know or have any photos or stories about my Uncle Dareld Study. He lost his life on this ships final day.

Message Number: 99 - Friday, April 24, 2015 09:58:09 EST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Larry Wagstaff
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, Utah

My beloved father, "Waggy" (Eugene Wagstaff) departed from this earth on February 23, 2015. Click this link to see a video of his funeral: . Password: wagstaff

Message Number: 98 - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:11:11 EST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Cheryl Dace Jones
Hometown:  Sullivan,Mo. 63080

Underhill group,

The Underhill Crew lost another member yesterday. Eugene Wagstaff died yesterday. I do not know anything on the services. It was posted on Facebook and I saw it early this morning. Many good wishes to his family and friends. We will miss him. Cheryl DAce Jones

Message Number: 97 - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 22:49:41 EST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Larry Wagstaff
Hometown:  Salt Lake City

One more sailor to join the lost crew of the USS Underhill. With heavy heart, I need to let you know my Dad, Eugene (Waggy) Wagstaff is terminally ill. The lung cancer has spread to his abdomen, and the doctors say there’s nothing more they can do.

Given the choice of dying in a hospital or home, he chose home, so he’s there now. His bride of 72 years, Betty, is by his side. Not sure how much longer he has, but the time will be too short. He’s taking all this like quite well, and says death is a part of life. "It’s time for me to leave, and someone else to be born”. Your family and friends are going to miss you dearly, Waggy…. put in a good word for the rest of us!

I know Dad would like to hear from you. He’s still alert and able to converse. 801 738-8267.

Go in peace, Dad. I’ve always been proud to be your son!

Larry Wagstaff

Message Number: 96 - Wednesday, January 7, 2015 13:10:18 EST
Posted From: United States
Hometown:  Huntsville, Utah

On January 11 on HDNet the movie channel "The Enemy Below" will be shown twice in the late afternoon and evening. it is channel 566 on Direct TV, check your local listings for your time zone and channel. The movie was shot on a Buckley Class DE, the same class as the USS Underhhill. It provides a good look for those that would like to see how that class of ship looked.

Larry Zini

Nephew of Leonard Howard who was KIA on July 24, 1945