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1st shipmates to come aboard the Perry WebSite
58-59 GM3 .. ROBERT W CAMPBELL .. NEW CITY, NY .. perrydd844@aol.com
58-60 SFM3 .. LEIF BENEDKE .. Crossville, TN .. bendeke@tnaccess.com

59-60 MM3 .. MARTIN E DEENEY .. GLENOLDEN, PA .. medeene@comcast.net



USS Perry DD844 COMMISSIONING PROGRAM
Plank Owners
January 17, 1946 Boston Naval Shipyard

45-47 MM1 .. Mel Allcorn .. Alliance, OH .. margieall@neo.rr.com
46-48 GM3 .. Jim Archer .. Brigantine, NJ .. masied@juno.com .. 4-5-6-8
45-46 ENS .. William Beyhl .. Lady Lake, FL .. JGBWFB@webtv.net .. 1-2-3-4
45-46 S1 .. Billy Bugg, Jr " .. Martinez, GA .. bbugg@knology.net
46-46 SN2 .. Bob Burke .. Brooklyn, NY ..
46-49 SN .. G.W Cline Jr .. Lincolnton, NC .. kesa@tntie.com
46-47 FN1 .. B Dean Davis .. Emporia, KS .. rodavis@carrollsweb.com ..1
45-46 QM .. Leo Gardner .. Huntington, WV .. gardner@marshall.edu .. 1-2
46-47 BM1 .. Alan Huff .. Sebring, FL .. 863-382-7596 .. 2
45-46 RM3 .. GEORGE KATRAMADOS .. VENICE, FL .. 941-483-4315
45-47 FC2 .. Robert Lockwood .. Virginia Beach, VA .. block3@juno.com .. 1
46-47 GM .. Ronald Perry .. Apex, NC .. DD844@webtv.net
46-46 CS .. Glen Phillips .. Bolingbrook, IL ..
46-47 FM1 .. Richard C Pittenger .. Grand Junction, CO .. Rcpitt@Bresnan.net .. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 .
. final voyage 11/18/08
45-46 S1 .. ROBERT N RAU .. LEDERACH, PA .. rnrau@juno.com .. 215-256-8686, 1-2-3-4-5-6 ..
final voyage 7/17/09
45-46 LTJG .. JOHN RICHARDS .. NEW ROCHELLE, NY ..
final voyage July. 2010
45-46 S2 .. STEPHEN J ROBEL .. LAKESIDE, OH .. 419-798-5843
46-47 MM3 .. GERALD A SMITH 'Smitty' .. RINCON, GA .. N-222-S@JUNO.COM
45-46 S2 .. HARRIS STEELE .. DENVER, CO ..
final voyage 2/28/2004
46-50 FC3 .. RICHARD TURK .. MISSION, TX .. 1
46-46 WT3 .. LOUIS R VALENTINE .. CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PA .. louvalentine@prodigy.net

 

USS Perry DMS-17
(1940-1944)
(ex DD-340 - 1921-1940)

Was lost Sept 13, 1944 off Palau as a result of striking a mine.
She was a former flush deck destroyer launched October 29, 1921 from Mare Island Naval Yard.
DMS-17 found - view wreckage photos

click for DMS-17 statistics

1937 DD-340 & DMS-17    Capt. F G 'George' Koenig, Ret.
14603 NE 166th St, Woodinville, WA 9807
2 - (425) 483-5018

41-44 .. CDR. A.W Rudzinski .. Fairfax, VA .. 703-631-0062
41-44 .. Melvin H. Dubard .. Carrollton, MS 38917 .. 601-237-4707
41-44 .. GM Philip Block .. Wells, VT .. 802-645-932
41-44 .. Francis Pogue .. 1, 5 .. Virginia Beach, VA .. 757-464-6049
41-44 .. Jack Steward .. 1 .. Niceville, FL .. 850-678-4303
41-44 .. John C Cole .. 1 .. Vassar, MI .. 517-673-2083
41-44 .. Thomas G Baggot .. 1 .. Encinatas, CA .. 760-753-4949 .. Cdrtom9@aol.com
41-44 .. FN Francis N Johnson .. Fort Smith, AR .. CBsLLDimples@aol.com .. April 11,2001
41-44 .. Austin Miller .. amiller@starbanner.com 352-867-4118
41-44 .. Ensign G Ball .. Skipper of the USS Perry DD844 .. 1955 .. gsquareball@attglobal.net
41-44 .. ROBERT NEAL .. MILWAUKIE OR .. (503) 654-4373
41-44 .. Jerry Ahearn .. 2 .. 2131 Pierpont Ave .. Charleston, SC 29414
44-44 .. SN2 Andrew J Kopacz .. Navarre, Fl .. andyfritz1926@aol.com
44-44 .. Ens. Charles Ennis .. Dallas, TX .. 972-387-3994
43-44 .. JOHNNY RAY CHISM .. 3,4 .. Fulton MI
43-44 .. RUBY HARRIS .. 3,4 ..Wichita Falls, TX .. WIFE of Ottice JOPLIN ..
Oct. 2006
43-44 .. BARBARA KLINE .. 3, 4, 5 .. Wichita Falls, TX .. DAUGHTER of Ottice JOPLIN
43-44 .. JACOB LAMBERT .. 3 .. Chester, IL .. 618-826-1683
41-45 .. CHARLES LISHMAN .. 3, 5 .. Coarsegold, CA .. 559-683-2338
43-44 .. MIKE MAERSHBECKER .. 3 .. Houston, TX .. 281-486-5716
42-44 .. ART PAULE .. 3, 5 .. Affton, MI .. 314-843-5881
41-44 .. ROLAND THOMAS .. 3 .. Cheyenne WY .. 307-634-1005
44-44 .. LARRY TUNKS .. 3,4 .. Huntington Beach, CA .. 562-592-2031
44-44 .. JANET WAMMACK Coarsegold, CA .. DAUGHTER .. LISHMAN
44-44 .. DELBERT WERSEBE .. 3 .. Schertz, TX .. BROTHER .. WERSEBE
44-44 .. REGINA WERSEBE .. 3 .. Schertz, TX .. BROTHER .. WERSEBE
41-44 .. CLARENCE WILLS .. 3 .. Chicago, IL .. crwills1@aol.com 773-779-4727
41-44 .. Paul Collins .. 4 .. Pittsburgh, PA .. collmich57@hotmail.com 412-371-1631 .. Nov 19, 2006
41-44 .. John Corey .. Beacon, NY .. 845-838-1222 .. June 6, 206
41-44 .. Walter "Dick" Dickinson .. Ardmore, OK .. totalloss0@yahoo.com
41-44 .. Harold 'Bob' Wetsell .. KIRBYVILLE, TX .. 409-423-3322 .. mr-t@ruralcomm.com
click link to view complete roster

On 13 September 1944 at 1418 the Perry struck an enemy mine off the southeast coast of Anguar Island, Palau.
The explosion took place under the #1 fire room causing the USS Perry to sink at 1605. The following men lost their lives.

1. BRAND, Joseph James WT 1/c 223 - 61 - 97 USN
2. SCHIEBER, Arthur William      F 1/c 870 - 11 - 90 USNR
3. JOPLIN, Ottice Canon              F 1/c              828 - 71 - 92 USNR
4. EDGELL, Henry Clark              F 1/c               755 - 90 - 53 USNR
5. WERSEBE, Dan Jesse             WT 2/c               624 - 85 - 06 USNR
6 . Byrd, Frank   SM1c  - 7. Paul Burnett S1c  - 8. Arthur Schieber F1c


Honorary Members
Reunions Attended 1=Virginia Beach 2=Jacksonville 3=Branson 4=Charleston

Mascot Jaycee Park , Mystic 2011

2001 Rear Admiral David D Pruett .. 1,2,4
2001 .. Bryan Wood, Esq, Associate Counsel Naval Sea Systems Command .. 4
2003 .. Kay Taylor Hume - Daughter of Bill Taylor and Ship's Bell contributor
2004 .. Michael Stephens USN Seabees - Outstanding service to our Association .. 2,3,4
Guest Speakers
2000 Capt. Gene Garrett, USN
2001 Rear Admiral David D Pruett
2003 Senator Bob Mitchler & Brig Gen. H.D. McCarty

 

Membership Council Crew Chief's, Bill Janulin

MISSION OF THE MEMBERSHIP COUNCIL
1) Helping to find shipmates who are unaware of our Website and direct them to it;
2) Assisting to correct the Association Database by finding missing phone numbers,
eMail and street addresses
3) Making personal contacts with phone calls and/or eMail encouraging Reunion attendance.
EMAIL / PHONE # Lookup
52 Leland Phillips
54 Grant Cummings
55 Lou Guariniello
48 Tom Fedash
67 Ed Etzkorn
62 Jack Hurst
46 Jim Archer
59 Bob 'ski' Noroski
62 Ron Conrad
59 Tom Lo Bue

Hall of Fame Club
IN RECOGNITION for
OUTSTANDING SUPPORT

 Gold Hall of Fame

2012 - 2013
John Blaine, Joy Flanagan, Carey More
Rick Stephens, Ken Annino, Jack Hurst

2011 - 2012
James 'Doc' Holladay, Jim Archer Dick Linden, Joe Jurewicz
Ron Conrad, Gerald Schnoblen, Bob Hales, Lou Guariniello
Grant Cummings, Joy Flanagan, Julius (Ray) Sittnick, Jack Hurst
Charles Metcalfe, Sandi Pittenger, Bill Beyhl, Kevin Weir, Victor Trapp
Mystic 50/50 and the raffle brought in $234

2009 - 2010
Geraldine Miethke, Sandi Pittenger,
James 'Doc' Holladay, Bill Beyhl, Steve Caldwell, James Christman, Grant Cummings,
Joseph D' Antonio, John Ellis, Tom Fedash, Thomas Hemphill,
Arnie Myotte, Bob Noroski, Allan Meyer,
Bruce Davidson, John Blaine, Sid Brown, Ronald Conrad,
Robert Hales, Jim Archer, Tom Moritz, Jay Sittnick

2007 - 2008
Gary Pugh, Thomas Mores, Lou Guariniello
Sid Brown, Tom Fedash, Joe Blasko, John Ellis
Arnie Myotte, Dick Pittenger, CDR Frank McCleskey
CAPT Spencer Johnson, Ernie Peterson

2006

GRANT  CUMMINGS, SID BROWN, ART FULLER
ROBERT HALES, JOE JUREWICZ, BOB NOROSKI, Tom Fedash
Jane E. White & Mary A. White in Memory of brother Alfred E. White DMS-17

2005

Bob Hales - Marvin Summers, John Blaine
Joe Malmendier - James Marsh - Bob Noroski

1998 - 2004
Neil Stone,  Edwin Spivey,  Bob McKee
Richard Turk,  Bob Hales,  Sid Brown
Dick Pittenger,  Kay Taylor Hume

Silver Hall of Fame

2012 -2013
Andy Marchese, Ed Etzkorn

2011 - 2012
Les Kavanaugh, Felix Hurt, John Richards, Gerald Schnoblen, Ken Annino, Jerry Tate

2009- 2010
Joseph Jurewicz, Jason Matthews, Ken Annino, Michael Canon, Edward Etzhorn,
Andrew Marchese, Glen Miller, Roger Piper, Raymond Richter, Jerry Luffman,
David Frazier, Richard Stephens, Jack Hurst

2007-2008
Ted Tusinski,  Tom Moritz,  Jack Hurst, Glen Miller
Joe Jurewicz, John Cross, Bill McCarthy, John Blaine
Wimpert “Wimpy” Wynn, Will Pruett

2006
Rick Flanagan, William Isenhart, Dave James,
Tom  Moritz, Dick Pittenger, Wimbert 'Wimpy' Wynn, Jack Hurst
Tom Fedash, Larry Tunks, Roland Thomas, Chuck Doughtie

2005

Robert N. Rau, Peter Holtje, Sid Brown,  Joe Malmendier
Edwin Spivey, Norm Simonelli, Rick Flanagan

1998 - 2004
Ray Montague, Ken Chapman, Alan Huff
John Tessmer, Dan Wersebe, Bruce Gay
John J. Carty, Dave James

Bronze Hall of Fame

2012 - 2013

John Sigler, Irene Aguayo, Felix Hurt

2011-2012
Victor Trapp, Bob Olsen, Charlie Metcalf, Tom Lobue

2009 - 2010
Grant Cummings Jr., William Janulin
Charles Jenkins, Tom Lobue, Gerald Schnoblen

2007-2008
Gerald Schnoblen, Dick Linden, Rene Laureyns, Ken Annino, Ray Richter
Ed Authier, Ed Etzkorn, David Klinger, Andy Marchese, Willard Naylor, Tom Lobue

2006
James Archer, William Beyhl, Dan Buchanan, Michael Cannon
Joe D'Antonio, Bruce Davidson, John Ellis, Lou Guariniello
NED HOOPER, Bill JANULIN, JOE JUREWICZ, Richard Linden
Jason Mathews, Allen McCall, Richard Stephens
Robert Weyeneth, Capt. Curtis Sorenson, Ned Hooper
Rutherford White, Edward Allston, Ken Annino, Tom Lo Bue

2005
Capt. Pete Ibert, Grant Cummings, Senator Bob Mitchler
Norbret Morin, Tom Lo Bue, John Dibiscegile Sr.
Ted Tusinski, David Pruett, Ken Schneider, Joe Blasko
Andy Marchese, Felix Kreskey, Dick Linden, Jack Bonner
Jerry AhearnMike Murray, Richard Pittenger, Robert Rau
Donald Santee, Tom Naile, Tom Tillman, Jack Bonner
Sal LaCorte, John Carty, Bill Isenhart, Joe D'Antonio
Tom Hambright, Faris Vinson, Bob Gruss, Charlie Buehl

1998 - 2004
Lief Bendeke, Joe Malmendier, Martin Deeney, Tom Baggot
Jack Bonner, Robert Fielden, Ruby Harris, Peter Holtje
David Huntsman, Walt Procanyn, Will Pruett
Francis Yanovitch, Bob Rau, Bill Teeter JR.
Tom Mores, Roy Smith, Marvin Summers
Larry Prevatte, Charlie Jenkins, Bill Gray
Joseph Fugalli, Rene Laureyns, Bedford Wood
Leo Gardner, Bernard Miller, James Marsh
Lee Almond, Ken Annino, Ned Hooper, Ted Tusinski

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