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My father, Coval K. Wild served on this ship during WW II. I was previlidged to be able to attend the reunion in Maine. I was able to speak to people who knew my dad in a way I didn't. I knew him as dad, they knew him as a shipmate. I still get teary eyed when I think of the few that served with him took the time to share their stories and even journals with me. You are all forever in my prayers. THANK YOU!

Added: January 11, 2010
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I just found the site today. I served on the Conway between 1957--1961. Was aboard during the Bay of Pigs. Radar men. I loved the pictures of our CONWAY. She was a grand ship. I have some old pictures which I would very like to share.
When is the next reunion and where?
God Bless all the "USS Conway--DDE 507" vets and families.


Added: January 9, 2010
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Would like to hear from any Sonarman who served from 1961 to 1962 during the Bay of Pigs

Added: January 8, 2010
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Served onboard Conway from 9-65 to 9-67 as machinery repairman. I have some pictures and hope to format them to be able to post in the future.

Added: December 31, 2009
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Caught the posts of a couple guys that were on the Conway when I was on her - winter '61 - summer '64. Anyway, I don't recall their names - but, I'm sure I knew you guys as it was a small community. Somebody's recollections of "Cowboy" Foster and Szenasi brought back many memories. In fact, it was just this past weekend when my galfriend and I were driving back from my hometown of Penn Yan, NY (Western NY) to Columbus, OH from Thanksgiving with my mom that I was "filling time" by trying to remember my service time. That Med cruise was one of the best times in my life. I'm guessing that it was sometime in "63?

My name is Palmer Moore - they called me "PMoore". I was a Firecontrol Technician (ended up E-5) in charge of those guys. Like an idiot I didn't write down any names of my shipmates but I remember working with Terry Armstrong (McKeesport, PA), Leo Pickrell - somewhere VA, Bruce Becker (Ohio) and a kid named Tex, of course, from Texas. My initial Gunnery Officer was Mr. Sylvester, then Mr. Donovan took over for him, and an EJ Meyers signed some document I still have in my service file - I'll bet he was our XO. There was this funny little guy from the south, gunners mate - I think, named Billy Ray Suitor.. (not sure of last name spelling.)

I also ate Cowboys canned sardines - in fresh warm bread that he had baked that afternoon - LATE one evening when we had come back aboard from some port in Arabia, somewhere. Man, did I stink when I sobered up in the morning. If I'm not mistaken, he kept a little rum under the galley floor, too. LOL Szenasi was a whacko... I stood MANY midship watches with him at port over those years - listening to ALL his stories.. I still try to tell his tongue twister jokes to this day. One starts, "There she lays with hope in her soul..." The other, "There will be a free bus to the hotel Astor...." He was one funny guy. Talked about his wife's shopping escapades all the time.

If you guys are interested in sharing some more memories of our time on the Conway - please reply. I'd love to have my memory jogged... Like: Where was that Petra? What port were we pulled into? What country was it in? Wasn't there a point in our trip out there in those army trucks that we could see something like 3 countries?? Who was it that threw up all over some officer at the wine festival in Cypress?? (lol) Then again, all that might have been in my last life... LOL

Nice touching base, Palmer Moore - FT2
Worthington, Ohio


Added: December 14, 2009
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I served aboard the Conway in 1962 during the Cuban Missile crisis. Radioman - would enjoy any
felow shipmates contacting me


Added: December 5, 2009
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I was aboard the Conway 1959-1961 MM3 Forward engine room throttleman.

Added: November 19, 2009
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I was the DCA aboard Conway 1966-67 and made the 'round the world Westpac cruise in 66. On a recent vacation in Maine, discovered the Conway Museum in Camden; what a pleasant surprise as I had never heard of it before. They have done a very nice job with Conway's history. This website is also great. Nice to see comments from shipmates.

Added: November 5, 2009
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Served on the USS Coway 1954-195521`888

Added: October 30, 2009
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Just got home The reuion was really great it was good to see all. see all in New York.

Added: October 14, 2009
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