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Submitted by Name: Mary Jefferson Rabon From: Mobile, AL E-mail: Contact
Comments: My Dad served on the Hollister during the first tour to Korea, during the Korean War. He passed away in 2009. Does anyone know if the Hollister was actually in Korean waters, as my Dad talked often about bombarding the shores. I recently learned he didn't receive a Korean War Service medal, and I was shocked! He got a China Service Award and a National Defense Medal. I know he fought in the Korean War, and this bothers me. SO if anyone knows more I appreciate any information.
Mary Jefferson Rabon
Added: April 21, 2014
Submitted by Name: david powers From: penn. E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served on the hollister from 71 to 73 .I was a machinist mate. Most of my time was down in the engine room.
Added: April 14, 2014
Submitted by Name: Roger Rice From: Kelso Wa. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have 2 uncles that served on the Hollister together back in the late 50's. One a BT the other HT. Russell and Gilbert Fowler. Doe's anyone here remember them. Thanks. Roger Rice
Added: April 8, 2014
Submitted by Name: OSC Ken Sterling USNR-R From: Pasadena CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Served aboard during 1978-1979 as part of the reserve component while they were based in Long Beach. I was an OS2 at the time and spent of my time in combat.
Added: April 2, 2014
Submitted by Name: Larry R. McCall From: Michigan E-mail: Contact
Comments: Joined the ship at Christmas 1967 in Yokosuka - did gunline tour - then to Long Beach via Guam, Manus, Brisbane Qld Australia, Wellington NZ, PagpPago American Samoa, Pearl Harabor ending in Long Beach- nice t rip at 20 knots W K Myers Captain USN (Ret'd)
Added: February 16, 2014
Submitted by Name: Alvin Wierimaa From: Virginia Minnesota E-mail: Contact
Comments: assigned to fwd engine room 1957 to 1959
Added: February 16, 2014
Submitted by Name: Michael E. Joy From: Lucerne Valley E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was among several Sea Cadets that got to spend a day aboard the USS Hollister in the 60's. A great ship with a great crew.
Added: January 25, 2014
Submitted by Name: wayne (duke) ellington bt-2 From: tn. E-mail: Contact
Comments: served on hollister 69-73 foward fire room ,like to contact john l hancock,others snafu
Added: November 11, 2013
Submitted by Name: Corlin Hollister Carpenter From: New York State E-mail: Contact
Comments: My father claimed that all Hollisters are related. Was just wondering why the Hollister name was chosen? Thanks in advance for any help.