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Casualties of Ship Sinkings & Damaged Vessels
Published on the KWE in their memory

 
Following is a list of men who were never found after their ships went down or were damaged off of the Korean shores during the war years. It was submitted to the Korean War Educator by Ed Clanton of Lumber Bridge, NC. Tom Moore originally sent the list to Clanton.

The names of two more casualties of the sinking of the USS Sarsi were supplied to the KWE by Tom Wilbeck.  For further details about the Sarsi, visit the USS Sarsi website at http://www.uss-sarsi.org.  The names of two more casualties of the damage to the USS Small were supplied to the KWE by Don Wayman, thanks to Sarah Munier Williamson (sister to Joseph Munier who lost his life in the incident) drawing our attention to Don's list.

If any visitors to this web page have informational reports, photographs of the ships or their casualties, obituaries, personal memories of a casualty, etc., you are encouraged to submit them to the Korean War Educator.

SINKING OF THE U.S.S. PIRATE

  • COLEMAN, ALFRED L., Lucedale, MS
    E3 Coleman, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pirate-AM-275. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • JOHNSON, ADRIAN W., Houston, TX
    E6 Johnson, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pirate-AM-275. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • MOCKLIN, EARL J., New Orleans, LA
    E6 Mocklin, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pirate-AM-275. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • NELSON, ROBERT J., San Francisco, CA
    E3 Nelson, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pirate-AM-275. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • SMITH, GERALD G., Greenfield, CA
    E3 Smith, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pirate-Am-275. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • THOMSON, JOHN N., Baltimore, MD
    E4 Thomson, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pirate-AM-275. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.

SINKING OF THE U.S.S. PLEDGE
 

  • FULLER, VERN H., Menomonie, WI
    E6 Fuller, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pledge-AM-277. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • GALLEY, KENNETH E., North Irwin, PA
    E3 Galley, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pledge-AM-277. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • McCOY, RICHARD T., Fresno, CA
    E6 McCoy, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pledge-AM-277. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • SMITH, MARCEL A., Hoquiam, WA
    E4 Smith, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pledge-AM-277. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.
  • TURNER, ROBERT W., Logansport, IN
    E7 Turner, USN, served in the U.S.S. Pledge-AM-277. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/12/50.

SINKING OF THE U.S.S. PARTRIDGE

  • CLARK, LT. JG BOYERS MORGAN JR., USNR.  His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 02/02/51.  Lt. JG Clark was the Commanding Officer.
  • GIFFORD, CLYDE M., Brazoria, TX
    E3 Gifford, USN, served in the U.S.S. Partridge-AMS-31. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 02/02/51.
  • PRINGLE, THEODORE B., JR., Marysville, CA
    E3 Pringle, USN, served in the U.S.S. Partridge-AMS-31. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 02/02/51.
  • SISNEROS, BENNIE, Albuquerque, NM
    E2 Sisneros, USN, served in the U.S.S. Partridge-AMS-31. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 02/02/51.

SINKING OF THE U.S.S. SARSI

  • CARTER, HAMPTON CURTIS, Sandusky, OH
    E5 Carter was declared dead 08/27/52 by an explosive device (grenade, mine, booby trap, etc.).  Birth date 07/31/1926.
  • DEMAREST, HERBERT ELWOOD, Clifton, NJ.
    YN3 (E4) Demarest was on temporary duty aboard the Sarsi and scheduled to be returned to his regular assigned ship within a day or two.  Birthdate: 07/12/1928.
  • KUNSCH, CHARLES H. JR., Omaha, NE
    E6 Kunsch, USN, served in the U.S.S. Sarsi-ATF-111. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea. He is listed as missing in action, 08/27/52.
  • PARRISH, RAYMOND S., Chicago, IL
    E7 Parish, USN, served in the U.S.S. Sarsi-ATF-111. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 08/27/52.
  • SLATTERY, ROBERT T., Milford, MA
    E5 Slattery, USN, served in the U.S.S. Sarsi-ATF-111. His ship was sunk in enemy action in North Korea. He is listed as missing in action, 08/27/52.

DAMAGE TO THE U.S.S. WALKE

  • BERTAIN, ROBERT E., Eureka, CA
    E6 Bertain, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • CHEWNING, HARRY J., Ormond Beach, FL
    E5 Chewning, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 08/12/51.
  • GREEN, WILBA, St. Francis, AR
    E5 Green, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • HANSEN, LEONARD H., Omaha, NE
    E6 Hansen, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • HART, GEORGE W. JR., Enid, OK
    E4 Hart, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • JONES, BUSTER B., San Francisco, CA
    E4 Jones, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • OWENS, EUGENE R., Arp, TX
    E2 Owens, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • STONE, ROBERT N., Monterey, CA
    E4 Stone, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • TAYLOR, WILLIAM M., Sparks, GA
    E3 Taylor, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.
  • WARD, JOHN R., Dayton, OH
    E6 Ward, USN, served in the U.S.S. Walke-DD-723. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 06/12/51.

DAMAGE TO THE U.S.S. ERNEST G. SMALL

  • GRUBB, FRANK CLARK, Altadena, CA
    E3 Grubb, USN, 4255363, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 12/12/32, he was a USN Seaman Sonarman.
  • HAMILTON, THOMAS RAY, 3404964, Murphysboro, IL
    E3 Hamilton, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 1/27/33, he was a USN Seaman.
  • KRAVETZ, EDWARD (nmi), 7190078, Bronx, NY
    E4 Kravetz, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 5/18/30, he was a Sonarman 3rd Class.
  • MANNING, ELIJA Keith, 9300295, Pineville, WVA
    E4 Manning, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 4/22/29, he was a USN Sonarman 3rd Class.
  • MIDDLETON, REX B., 7651344, Seattle, WA
    Middleton, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838.  His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 6/5/25, he was a USN Sonarman 1st Class.
  • MUNIER, JOSEPH FRANCIS, 3030444, Hammond, IN
    Munier, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838.  His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 7//9/28, he was a USN Metalsmith 3rd Class.
  • OBEE, MELVIN DALE, 2841945, Whitehouse, OH
    E5 Obee, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 10/7/28, he was a USN Sonarman 2nd Class.
  • PORTER, RONALD JOHN, 5692308, Sacramento, CA
    Porter, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838.  His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 10/25/29, he was a USN Sonarman 3rd Class.
  • SCHLUETER, ALLEN FRANCIS, 3613582, Fredericksburg, TX
    Schlueter, USN, served in the U.S.S. Ernest G. Small-DDR-838.  His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 10/07/51.  Born 10/22/30, he was a USN Damage Control 3/c

DAMAGE TO THE U.S.S. BARTON

  • SHERRY, JOHN M., Boston, MA
    E3 Sherry, USN, served in the U.S.S. Barton-DD-722. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 12/18/52.
  • THIERFELDER, WALTER E. JR., Jamestown, RI
    E3 Thierfelder, USN, served in the U.S.S. Barton-DD-722. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 12/16/52.
  • WALTON, JOHN L., Petersburg, VA
    E4 Walton, USN, served in the U.S.S. Barton-DD-722. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea, and he was killed in that action, 12/16/52.

DAMAGE TO THE U.S.S. BRUSH

  • BERRYMAN, BENNIE J., Norphlet, AR
    E2 Berryman, USN, served in the U.S.S. Brush-DD-745. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea. He is listed as missing in action, 09/26/50.
  • FREEMAN, BOBBY E., Biltmore, NC
    E2 Freeman, USN, served in the U.S.S. Brush-DD-745. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea. He is listed as missing in action, 09/26/50.
  • HOOVER, DALE L., Sioux Falls, SD
    E3 Hoover, USN, served in the U.S.S. Brush-DD-745. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea. He is listed as missing in action, 09/28/50.

DAMAGE TO THE U.S.S. SAMUEL MOORE

  • BYDALEK, MELVIN F., St. Paul, NE
    E3 Bydalek, USN, served in the U.S.S. Samuel Moore-DD-747. His ship was damaged in enemy action in North Korea. He is listed as missing in action, 10/17/51.
 
 

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