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Entry: 23572
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
REUNION 2002

JACK L. JACKSON wrote on February 28, 2002


City and State: CELINA OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: This years Reunion will be in San Diego on Sept 8,9,10,11 and depart on the 12th.

There will also be a Mini Reunion in Branson, Mo on April 18 thru 21.

Anyone interested and want more info, I'll be glad to get it for you.

swabbie@wcoil.com


Keywords: USS Okanogan APA 220 Reunion Year 2002.


Entry: 21194
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)

FRED ZENDARSKI wrote on December 3, 2001

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 21161
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
QM3 1951-55 HELLO TO CREW MEMBERS

FRED ZENDARSKI wrote on December 2, 2001

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City and State: LAWRENCEVILLE GA

Unit: USS OKANOGAN APA-220

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It was quite a thrill for me to run across this Page. Was un-aware it existed.

My sincere thanks to all concerned,who made it happen and keep it going.

Also- a long overdue "HELLO" to all who served on the "Okie".....

"God Bless and Take Care"

Fred


Keywords: Spent entire hitch on Okanogan...from late
1951 to Mid. 1955......As; QM3.



Entry: 20014
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
1 CALVARY DIVISION

JACK HARDING wrote on October 18, 2001

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City and State: WALTHAM MA

Unit: 8 TH REG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: went to korea from japan in 1952 or went back to japan in 1953 on this ship. went one way on the 220 the ather way on the 222

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Entry: 20002
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
SEPT 9TH 1950

SHERI CORRIGAN VAIL wrote on October 18, 2001

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City and State: OAKLAND CA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: a letter from my father he says"jo miller and i
stand watch no 2 10-2the focal watch. and
watch the rolling sea annd an occasional
break in the clouds we can see the moon and
stars"philip e corrigan usmc 1950


Keywords: friend jo miller


Entry: 19343
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
USS OKANOGAN

JAMES IMMING wrote on September 9, 2001

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City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: USS OKANOGAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the USS OKANOGAN infrom 1965 to 1967


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Entry: 15798
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
SHIP REUNIONS

ROBERT HANSBERRY wrote on April 5, 2001

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City and State: ST. GEORGE UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Have attebded 5 reunions thusfar, but not at any OKIE reunions. Iwas instrumental in putting together the Cavalier Reunion in 2000 at Branson, Mo. and am now putting together the 2002 Reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada. I made many friends and contacts in Branson and would welcome the opportunity to do one for the OKIE in some year after 2002 ( I am going to the Skagit Reunion in Buffalo as well as the Cav in Las Vegas in 2002).
As I am sure
you are already feeling the pinch of the older
ages of our shipmates, and the dwindling numbers at our reunions, I wonder about the acceptance of the other amphib ships to a proposal to create an AMPHIBIOUS ASSOCIATION. What do you think?


Keywords: USS Cavalier APA-37
USS Skagit AKA-105
USS Okanogan APA-220
US Army (1955-1962)



Entry: 14933
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
OKANOGAN REUNION

DONALD (DON) BENNINGTON wrote on February 12, 2001

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City and State: BUZZARDS BAY MA

Unit: CIC/RADARMAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Okanogan Reunion of Shipmates to be at
The Sheraton Inn
Plymouth, Mass
Sept 2 through Sept 5, 2001

Contact;
Chuck Zito
5257 Clubhead Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-490-9688
or
Don Bennington
58 Chart Well Dr.
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-2375

Don Bennington



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Entry: 13537
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
FORMER CREW MATES DECEASED

JOHN WILDES wrote on December 9, 2000

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City and State: DRESDEN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: to those who served on board apa220 during the korean war please know that my father charles e. wildes (qm3) and my uncle jack r wildes are both deceased my father passed away in sept. 1982 after suffering a massive coronary we recently lost my uncle to cancer i've heard many stories growing up about the "okie" and i wanted anyone who served aboard her during that time that is still living to know that 2 of your crewmates have since gone on respectfully submitted by their son and nephew. john l. wildes

Keywords: crewmembers,deceased


Entry: 12978
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
MIKE MURPHY

ESTEL STAMPER wrote on November 14, 2000

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City and State: SUNMAN IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: APA 220

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Entry: 12975
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
MIKE MURPHY

ESTEL STAMPER wrote on November 14, 2000

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City and State: SUNMAN IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

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Entry: 11650
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
LOOKING FOR

JACK L. JACKSON wrote on September 11, 2000


City and State: CELINA OH

Unit: USS OKANOGAN APA 220

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for shipmates Tully 2nd Class EN and Kennedy 3rd Class En
Was on Okanogan in about 1950 to 52. Are you guys out there?? or does someone know them.


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Entry: 11322
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
CREWMEN USS OKANOGAN APA 220

GORDON (GORDIE) CLAUSEN wrote on August 27, 2000


City and State: SPRING VALLEY CA

Unit: CREWMEMBER 1955-1956

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My name is Gordie Clausen. I was transferred to
the Okanogan upon completion of boot camp about
May 1955. We set out for sea almost immediately
after I reported. I was given a task of chipping
paint below deck at the bow. Up and down, up and down, there had to be something easier to do. I
asked around and learned the ship needed a "dental
striker". I applied and worked for Dr. Lealand
Fletcher and DT3 Arnold Brown. A year later, I
was transferred to DT school. The crew was great!
As doc, I did things I never should have done, but Dr. Fletcher was a good instructor. I drilled some teeth and filled some when your pain was too great to wait. My best friend was Bob Frakes, a "Snipe" who was assigned about the same time as I. Bob and I had many great times together in San Diego and Long Beach. I recall maneuvers off of San Clemente Island. I flipped a coin with Wally Wallenbeck (a corpsman) to see who would get to make a landing with the Marines in the peter boat because both of us wanted to go over the side. I lost. From the deck I watched a wonderous display of firepower only to discover later that Wally's landing craft sunk and I believe seven Marines were lost. I have never forgotten them!


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Entry: 9110
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
REUNION 2000 SEPT 17-20 2000

CHUCK ZITO wrote on June 1, 2000

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City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: USS OKANOGAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: The year 2000 Reunion will be held at the Minger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX. Commencing on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000 and ending with a Banquet on Wednesday Night Sept. 20, 2000.
To participate you must register with Chuck Zito and a stipend of $30.00 is required for each guest to attend the Banquet. For more information contact either Don Bennington (okiepa220@aol.com) or Chuck Zito at (zito@erols.com)


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Entry: 8869
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
THE USS OKANOGAN ORGANIZATION

DONALD (DON) BENNINGTON wrote on May 23, 2000

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City and State: BUZZARDS BAY MA

Unit: USS OKANOGAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The Okanogan Organization was started in 1991 with approximately 50 men attending a reunion in Las Vegas, NV. We currently have a Muster List of 475 members addresses and telephone numbers. We mail a newsletter (The New Rendezvous) quarterly. Membership is $15.00 annually. To apply mail your name, address, rating while aboard, years aboard to Charles Zito at 5247 Club Head Road, Virginia, 23455-3547 or to Donald Bennington, 58 Chart Well Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 and we will add your name to our Muster List.
Donald Bennington


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Entry: 8730
USS OKANOGAN (APA-220)
USS OKNOGAN L .... 220

DONNA SKINNER wrote on May 17, 2000

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City and State: MACKS CREEK MO

Unit: I DON'T KNOW I ONLY KNOW THIS INFORMATION THEY W

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: For my dad. I am looking for two men he was in the navy with from 1952-1956. On the USS Oknogan L-something 220. They were called the amphibeous Force and any information someone has would be greatly appreciated. I am so looking forward to do this one thing for my dad. Any family member or anyone who reads this that knows anything wouold be greatly appreaciated.

His daughter Donna. E-mail me at howdydoo_us@yahoo,com
Bless all of you that fought for us. You are in god's hands and thoughts!!!!


Keywords: As far as I know no nicknames just names. The USS Okanogan 22o which was scrapped out in 1979 I know that. They were good buddies. They let people out of the bottom of the ship or my dad did.



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