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4 Battle Stars for WWII, 8 for Korea - Gen. McArthur Aboard, and a Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
Command Ship Operation Crossroads Atomic Tests - Navy Secretary Forrestal Aboard
Amphibious Command Ship during the Cuban Crisis - 26 Captains and 3 Admirals Aboard
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Posted: 09-20-2021 12:59 MT
Name:NJROTC Pont Loma High School         (Edit My Entry)
From:San Diego, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the 50th Anniversary Banquet. It was an honor meeting you all, allowing our Cadets to experience and understand an important part of our Naval History.


Posted:02-23-2021 11:49 MT
Name:Mike DeBol         (Edit My Entry)
From:Saginaw, MI - U.S.A.
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Comment:This website will not be available for about 60 days, as you may or may not know our webmaster Kenny Oxenrider passed away October 2021R.I.P , we have been looking for a webmaster, and finally found one, but it requires establishing a new website, which will take a while to develop, we will do our best to notify you when the new site is available and how to access the site.

Meanwhile, notify me (by email in recent Masthead) if your address has changed in the last six month. We plan to send hard copies (by snail mail) of the year end Masthead to all active(current on dues) members in the next week.

Thanks; Mike DeBol Masthead Editor

Posted: 01-28-2021 12:54 MT
Name:Dennis Merritt         (Edit My Entry)
From:Herald, CA, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Updating previous comment.

Just checking in to see who new has come aboard.

Was CPG-1 aboard 68-69. Shellback Initiation - 22 MAR 1969 - Pacific Ocean. What a treat. No hot water after crawling through the garbage chute / tunnel and getting fire hosed, both with water and on the back side.

Also, still looking for a copy of the cruise book for 68-69.Got copy from RM2 Duane Marlow, KC,KS. Thanks Duane.

Looking for a copy of the cruise book for MM during period March 69... crossing equator, Da Nang China Beach, Vung Tau.... I was staff and didnt get opportunity to buy one.. Staff move to El Dorado before..

73s. Dennis/W6UHQ

Posted:12-01-2020 19:19 MT
Name:Dan Leone         (Edit My Entry)
From:Salisbury, MA - U.S.A.
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Comment:My father (Daniel Leone Jr aka Butch) served on Mt McKinley and was in Danang Harbor sometime between Sept 1965 and Dec 1967. I would love to connect him with anyone he may have served with. Please message me. He was an AG3 rank and was in meteorology. He has Parkinsons (since 2011) and we have filed a supplemental claim for benefits as a result of Agent Orange exposure and the passing of the Blue Water Navy Act.

Posted:10-28-2020 12:52 MT
Name:Jim grafner         (Edit My Entry)
From:Santa Fe, NM - U.S.A.
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Comment:Is there anyone out there that was on the Mac in 1967 when we had an on shore picnic on the beach in DaNang harbor?

Posted:09-17-2020 02:39 MT
Name:Ken Oxenrider         (Edit My Entry)
From:Savannah, GA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Hey Dave. I followed your homepage link and am very impressed with the awards links. I will keep digging around and maybe scare up a tune or two.

Posted: 07-26-2020 17:28 MT
Name:Dave Rietz         (Edit My Entry)
From:Fair Oaks, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Just decided to visit the website of my ship during 1962-64

Posted: 05-06-2020 09:27 MT
Name:Tim Karwoski         (Edit My Entry)
From:Post Falls, ID - U.S.A.
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Comment:My dad, John Karwoski FN, served aboard the Mount Mckinley in 1945/46 during the Bikini Atoll Atomic Bomb Testing. I served as a BT3 during Vietnam. We essentially performed the same duties. I don't know why we didn't discuss it more.

Posted:08-28-2019 10:07 MT
Name:walt kupson         (Edit My Entry)
From:milford , CT - U.S.A.
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Comment:I was at my post 196 in milford ,we were talking about Danang landing march 8 1965,when a gentleman said he was on mt mac.62-66 same time as I. a Marine, CPL (happy) Shappy, Small world, good to see him again

Posted: 02-06-2019 12:45 MT
Name:Steven Whatley         (Edit My Entry)
From:Denver, CO - U.S.A.
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Comment:My father served on the Mighty Mac during WWII.
Ive created a website that chronicles his service and contains many images of the USS Mt. McKinley during WWII.

If anyone has interest. Please visit:

Posted:12-31-2018 15:38 MT
Name:Mike Travers         (Edit My Entry)
From:East Bridgewater, MA - U.S.A.
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Comment:My dad served aboard the U.S.S. Mount McKinley and crossed the 180th Meridian on 26 July, 1944.

Have no other info about his time aboard and would love to hear any information from or about others that my have served with him.

He was Edward L. Travers

1SG Mike Travers
U.S. Army Medical Corps
Medical corps

Posted:12-08-2018 02:34 MT
Name:Alejandro Quintero         (Edit My Entry)
From:Pomona, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:I boarded the USS Mount McKinley AGC 7 in Norfork 1964 from the USS Plymouth Rock. The ship was relocated to San Diego, Ca. we sailed her via the Panama Canal in late 1964, in Oct of 1964 all shipmates were required to report back to duty. We proceeded to Subic Bay, Pi. arrived 21 days later. I recall that we headed for Vietnam. I read some of the Postings & I do recall some of the names associated with the USS Mount McKinley, I was in Division 2nd, as an Assault Boat Coxswain.

Posted:12-06-2018 14:38 MT
Name:Wade Cochran         (Edit My Entry)
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Comment:HELLO Where is everybody

Posted: 02-05-2016 05:39 MT
Name:Steve Schermerhorn         (Edit My Entry)
From:New Paris, IN - U.S.A.
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Comment:The 2016 Reunion in Norfolk, Va Sept. 14th - 18th at the Holiday Inn 1570 N Military Hwy. For Details of this Reunion contact Dave Long, Reunion Chairman (440-292-7839).
Former Crew members, Staff, and Family's welcome, enjoy reminiscing with old friends, meeting new friends and going on tours.

Posted: 01-13-2016 14:21 MT
Name:Dan Bremer         (Edit My Entry)
From:New Orleans , LA - U.S.A.
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Comment:One thing I remember about the Mac, it was the slowest ship in the Navy. I remember siting bored off the coast of Vietnam for close to sixth days until we finally returned to Subic Bay.Left the Navy and played music with some really great bands and wished I would had went in as a musician instead of being a clerk. The Navy was not cut out for me. Wish I could meet up again with Ray Martens. We both transferred to the Mount Mckinley from the USS NEOSHO when it joined the pacific fleet..

Posted: 11-17-2015 08:50 MT
Name:Rev Jim Grogg         (Edit My Entry)
From:Norfolk, VA - U.S.A.
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Comment:All Hands,
I'd like to inform you of the recent passing of your shipmate EN1 John Atkins (my uncle). John passed away peaceably at his home here in Norfolk on November 9th, 2015. As best as I can determine John served aboard Mt Mac from 1943 through 1947. I'm having difficulty trying to determine the awards and or medals given to the ships company during those dates. So if anyone can possibly help it would be much appreciated. In a recent stay in the hospital I had opportunity to chat with John, and he spoke highly of his time on Mt Mac.

Posted: 10-16-2015 17:58 MT
Name:Wes Brubacher         (Edit My Entry)
From:Geyserville, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Regretfully, I had to miss the reunion this year due to a recent death in the family. Hopefully I'll be able to get to next year's reunion.

Served on the Mt Mac '60 and '61 as Disbursing Officer. Then on to San Francisco Naval Shipyard early '62 until early '64.

I'd like to know the whereabouts of Bos'n Charlie Foreman and Electrical Officer Marcel (Ski) Klimazewski (sp?).

Posted: 10-14-2015 20:26 MT
Name:John Kilgore         (Edit My Entry)
From:Schertz, TX - U.S.A.
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Comment:I was Oil King on Mt Mac 1964-1965. As a BT2 was boat Eng for the Landing at "Red Beech", Hue River in 1965.Long story about BT2 being Boat Eng. Left active in 1965 after Nam trip. Met the hometown Sherriff in 1967. Joined the U.S. Coast Guard for three more VN trips. Retired , living near San Antonio.

Posted: 10-12-2015 08:08 MT
Name:Douglas Wood         (Edit My Entry)
From:Lodi, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Joined the Mount Mac in Sept of 1963 after
graduating from radioman a school. Served until 1 Jan 1967. I remember you Dave, we
had some crazy times, especially in the
Philippines. I served again with Don
Turcotte. Also remember Balls Bohall,
Mike English, Appecelli, Matthews. I retired
after 27 years. Would not change any
of my military career. The Mount Mckinley
was the perfect ship and I greatly enjoyed
my tour aboard.

Posted: 07-28-2015 14:28 MT
Name:Bob Homer         (Edit My Entry)
From:Kennesaw, GA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Served aboard the My. Mac 1964-1966 as an ETN3. I was thinking about the time the forward bulkhead started spurting water. Lucky I was on the top bunk.Had little streams of water. What a night.

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