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Message Number: 74 - Monday, May 25, 2020 11:01:22 PDT
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Name:  Frank Thompson
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My dad was a plankowner aboard the USS Stevens and was very proud to have served in the Navy aboard ship. He didn't speak too much about what happened aboard ship but he was always proud of being with the men he served with. He has been dead for many years but if he was alive he would have loved to see this website and would certainly be a contributor. These sailors were all heros as far as I'm concerned. The conditions they lived under very harsh. But he would not have traded it for the world. He even had "Tin Can Sailor" engraved on his tombstone. He was also a member of the organization. Thanks for this site to honor our hero's.

Frank Thompson
Son
MSGT Retired USAF
Vietnam Vet



Message Number: 73 - Tuesday, December 17, 2019 18:48:51 PDT
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Name:  AL HEINTZELMAN
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I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO MEMORIAL BOOK THE NAME OF PAUL S. KINCAID, FINAL RATING WAS FIRST CLASS WATER TENDER.



Message Number: 72 - Saturday, December 7, 2019 20:06:14 PDT
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Name:  john Lydon
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, led to 16 million Americans raising their hands to serve our country. We remember the 2,403 lives lost, the millions who served and the WWII Veterans who still are with us. Thank you for your service.


Message Number: 71 - Sunday, November 11, 2018 08:54:24 PDT
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Name:  John Lydon
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Sincere thanks and gratitude to all of my father's shipmates on the Stevens for there service. Veteran's Day marks the 100 year commemoration of the end of WWI and the armisitce that was supposed to silence the guns of war forever. In the words of Kurt Vonnegut, "And so it goes on." Read an aricle by Aaron Schnoor, 'The Great War Produced Some Great Poetry' written on November 10th; worth your time. May God continue to bless you and your families.


John Lydon, son of Michael J Lydon, Steven's plankowner


Message Number: 70 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:46:33 PDT
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Name:  Chris Dickinson
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I think my father was on this ship, his name was Eugene Chester Pierce, please if anyone knows anything about him I would love to hear from you..I lost him at a young age so I know nothing about what he did on this ship.... Thank you




Message Number: 69 - Monday, August 20, 2018 09:08:11 PDT
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Name:   items
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Hello,


My name is John Trail and live in Marysville, WA. I collect nautical Antiques and U.S. Navy items.The other day purchased the Bridge mounted Engine Order Telagraph and the Bridge mounted helm stand and wheel from the USS Stevens DD-479. I would like to communicate with any crew member about these items. Please call 360-348-1102.


Message Number: 68 - Sunday, August 20, 2017 18:13:55 PDT
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Name:  Alex Cookhouse
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Hi all,


My grandfather, Harris I Sloper, seaman 2/c, served onboard in 1943. I was hoping that someone may have a collection of photos that would have him in them (photo below) or any other infornation as well is always welcome!!





Thanks a bunch,


ALex C






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Message Number: 66 - Monday, April 3, 2017 12:19:28 PDT
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Name:  Lydon John
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My father was Mike Lydon, plankowner of the USS Stevens. There is a new book out that some may be interested in, called, 'Tin Can Titans' by John Wukovits. It is about another Destroyer squadron, Desron 21, and the three Fletcher class destroyers; Nicholas, O'Bannon, and Taylor. These 3 ships led Admiral Halsey's fleet into Tokyo Bay to accept Japan's surrender. They were the most decorated Navy destroyer squadron of WWII.


Message Number: 65 - Thursday, March 9, 2017 17:51:09 PDT
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Name:  Leonard C Kies
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My father, William Clyde Kies served aboard Stevens as Seaman 1/C, probably in late 1943-1944. Bill passed away in Sept 1997 at age 72. From his few personal belongings and papers, it was evident that one of the most important things in his life was his naval service. It certainly influenced my own decision to serve in the tin can and brown water Navy during Vietnam (USS Cowell, DD-547 & USS Kretchmer, DE/DER-329). Thank you to all who serve and have served.