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My father Wally Doerflinger served abourd the Conway from 1943 until after the end of the war. He was a Water tender 1st Class from Cleveland Ohio. I have some pictures taken aboard ship during the war...He always enjoyed talking about his time on the Conway. He talked about Leyte Gulf, the invasion of the Phillipanes Sipain and Tinian and running the slot, although that part of the war was mostly over by 1943..they made liberty in Pearl Harbor and came back to San diago once...stories of the Riptide Bar and fighting with Marines...He died in 1984 and was buried at sea thanks to friends in the Navy...

Added: November 11, 2010
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Dear Spencer French,

I hope the reunion went well. It looks like a few WW2 veterans are still on board, Dr Greene included.You are great to keep everyone connected. I was moved by the agent orange story. So many years and finally some relief.

So my father would be 92 now.

Hope you are pleased with how it all came off.

Best wishes, Josie ( George W Merck, daughter)


Added: October 15, 2010
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Served on Conway 1959 - November 1961. We took part in the Bay of Pigs fiasco but were not recognized for it because Robert Kennedy had denied we were there - that always pissed me off - in fact, still does! :o

Added: October 14, 2010
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Thanks for a great time in new newburgh NY. Will be back nezt year Westpac "66" :D :!cool:

Added: October 10, 2010
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I will be attending the CONWAY reunion next week in Newburg, N.Y. Can`t wait to catch up with my Conway family. God bless you all. :D

Added: September 24, 2010
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I was an RD2 from '65 thru '67 including the Westpac tour. I retired to Pagosa Springs, Colo. from Iowa in 2006 and now supplement a modest retirement income by teaching skiing at Wolf Creek in Colo.

I recently saw Tom Paisley in Iowa and have also run into Ken Peabody, Ron Hand and Bruce Gelber over the years. I worked with Ron (?) ET3 in Camas, WA at a paper mill. Also communicated with Russ Salyers until his death in March '09

Would love to hear from shipmates including Shumpert and Mr.Summerlin who have signed in here.

Will not be able to attend the reunion as my son is getting married in Houston at that time.


Added: August 2, 2010
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My grandfather Jesse L. Conder served on the U.S.S. Conway during WWII and I was wondering if anyone is still around that might have know him or have pictures with him. He was a chief petty officer in rank i believe, he also served as a cook while on the ship. Thanks

Added: July 18, 2010
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Started on the Conway 1st div seaman and left 3rd class Gunner's mate. West Pac. Good time was had. I would like to hear from anyone who wants to email me.

Added: June 30, 2010
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Hello Shipmates. I was ask to tell of my experience with the VA and Agent Orange. I became Diabetic 2 years after I left Conway in 1967. I am insulin dependant and the disease morphs into other conditions. I became aware of the connection to The Conway through CVA. I submitted my claim in Aug 2009. I ask for a agent who was familar with Vietnam Claims. The rules have changed in just the last few years. Please read American Legion Magazine July 2010, pg 36 "Blue Water Battle". Also Google "Agent Orange" A list of related condition is given in the magazine. I got my disability approved in May 2010. It was back dated to 2008. Thanks again CVA and those shipmates who alerted me to the potential of a claim.

Added: June 26, 2010
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Dr. Green - It was a pleasure to see that you signed our Guestbook. I would like to hear a little more about your time on CONWAY if you are willing to share that info, and would care to email me directly. We still have several active WWII Vets in the Association, perhaps some you know.
Spencer French
President, CVA


Added: June 1, 2010
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