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My father Andrew "Jack" Guess served aboard the Conway in the latter days of WWII. Oh the stories he would tell! He passed on in 1996 but the stories still live and are passed on to his grand children and now great grand children. I cherish the pictures and 'souvenirs' he left - I even found 2 pictures of him on your web site - one of which I had never seen before. The thing that I most cherish is the FREEDOM that he and all our country's warriors fought to defend. For that, I am forever grateful.

Non sibi sed patriae ... (Not self but country) .. no truer words could be said of these warriors.

Blessings to all who served !!


Added: November 19, 2010
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Happy Veterans Day to all the USS Conway family and all vets everywhere.

Added: November 11, 2010
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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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