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Message Number: 113 - Friday, April 5, 2019 08:34:54 EST
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Name:  Jeffrey C Connelly
Hometown:  Mount Dora FL
Comments:

Trying to locate the next of kin for Jay H Conlin RdM3. Appreciate any info. We found some personal belongings and want to return them to his family.

Jeff Connelly USN 59-63


Message Number: 112 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018 08:15:50 EST
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Name:  Graeme Noseworthy
Hometown:  Leominster, MA
Comments:

Greetings,


My name is Graeme Noseworthy. I am the Secretary of the Board of Directors & Historian at the Takodah YMCA in North Swanzey, NH.

I am currently heading up a project to research 12 young men that were lost in WW2. They were all campers that attended our Camp in the 1920s, 30s, and/or early 40s. One of them is named George F. Toomey and he served on-board the USS Underhill and was lost during her sinking.

I'd like to speak with members of his family or anyone else that remembers him.


I can be reached by email or on my mobile phone at 978-503-4030.

Thank you,
Graeme
J. Graeme Noseworthy
Secretary of the Board
Takodah YMCA
978-503-4030 (mobile)


Message Number: 111 - Monday, November 12, 2018 17:28:52 EST
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Name:  Karen Thompson
Hometown:  Leander, Texas
Comments:

I am writing a history book about Leander, Texas and one of our hometown boys waas Robert Holland "Bobby" Brock who was killed in the Pacific on July 25, 1945. I can't find out any information. Both parents and sister are deceased. The USS Underhill sunk July 24, 1945 and I thought he might have been on that ship and died the next day.

I need any information about him. National information simply says "missing" with a death date 25 July 1945. He was Navy Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd class.



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

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
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Name:  Cheryl Dace Jones
Hometown:  Sullivan,Mo
Comments:

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
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Name:  Patrick Patterson
Hometown:  Longview, Texas
Comments:

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
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Name:  Steven Livingston
Hometown:  Guttenberg, Iowa
Comments:

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
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Name:  Joyce Tomkowiak
Hometown:  Cudahy, Wisconsin
Comments:

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
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Name:  Gerry Dougherty
Hometown:  Gilford nh
Comments:

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


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