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I am writing to inform you of the passing of my father Richard J Maginn at the age of 93 on Dec 28, 2017 who served on the Conway as a signalman through most of World War II . He attended reunions up until about six years ago. If you could pass this on to the few remaining from that era and add to your archives, our family would appreciate it. ....certainly very few left from the Grates Generation

Added: January 3, 2018
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I served on the Conway from 1967-1969 when she was decommissioned in Philly. Made the Med cruise where we almost lost the ship due to a cyclone, 5 days of hell. Stopped of in Crete for repairs and went to Naples for more.
Was on board in Phillie as a reserve fleet. Great duty as a supply, barber and ship store. Let me know if you were there
Thanks
Wayne Woodsussconway


Added: December 4, 2017
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I'm looking for any information on my grandfather's brother William Howard Midkiff. He served from 1942 until his death in December of 1945. I'm not sure how he died on the ship and any information would be greatly appreciated.
VR,
Patrick Midkiff


Added: August 9, 2017
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I neglected to note the year, 1959 when I was aboard Conway.

Added: July 5, 2017
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I sailed on the Conway for about 6 weeks as a Midn 1/c.
As I recall Conway served as screen and planeguard to
USS Valley Forge, an ASW carrier.


Added: July 5, 2017
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I am applying for VA benefits and discovered that I will need some sort of documentation of my service on our Conway. My service there was 1955-1956. I was a disbursing clerk (DK3). I bunked in the aft crews’ quarters (aft of the 5” canon). For general quarters, I was assigned as a powder man for that aft 5” gun. Of course there is no documentation of those assignments.
What I need is for some shipmate to send me a statement verifying that all crew members had general quarters assignments…including office personnel like disbursing¬¬ clerks and ship’s office clerks. I seriously doubt that anyone would remember me after 57 years, but any shipmate could testify to the standard practice of assigning general quarters combat stations.
That information should be sufficient documentation and support for my benefits application.

Thanks so much for your help.


Added: July 3, 2017
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My cousin, Charles "Bill" Edward Ryker, was I do believe an ensign on the USS Conway during WW2. Bill passed away approx. 4 years ago in Los Angeles, Ca. His son lives in Los Angeles, his daughter passed away approx 2 yrs after her Father. Is there a record as to when he joined and left the USS Conway. He told me years ago how one time on board for some reason, never asked how he knew, he ducked and where his chest had been a shell had put a hole in the metal wall! Seems as though it should have exploded? I might add that he was married to his loving wife July 43' on Treasure Island, San Francisco, Ca. Was the Conway in San Francisco on that date? I noticed the photos posted are mostly post ww2 - are their any showing the Conway and its crew during WW2, possibly of a pic of Bill. Bill was one of my Grandmother's Sisters' son, the other died in WW2 in a plane accident.

Thank you, John


Added: April 6, 2017
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Served on the Conway from April 1960 for about a year as a sonar man which included the Bay of Pigs. Would like to hear from fellow shipmates. Have been to a few reunions, but not in the last few years. We just finished visiting with Bob and Judy Moody in Myrtle. Had a good visit

Added: February 12, 2017
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correction from my previous entry. My correct zip code number is 21030.

Added: November 12, 2016
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I was aboard USS Conway DD 507 from 1962 to 1966.

Added: November 12, 2016
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