BROWSE THE US NAVY
Served in Pearl Harbor and Pacific. USS St. Louis, “The Lucky Lou”. The Lucky Lou was disabled by torpedoes and Kamikaze fighter jets leaving the crew floating in the water for three days. They encountered additional bombing while fending off shark attacks trying to survive.
Ronald Wishman was born on April 6, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI. He enlisted in the US Naval Reserve in September of 1965. In November of the following year, he reported aboard the USS Intrepid where he was assigned to the Air Department, V-6 Division. During this period, Ronald was attached to both the aviation Ground Support Equipment and Aircraft Engine Buildup Shops.…
Joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was part of the Navy during the war. Went to school in Atlantic City for twenty six weeks for training in Morse Code. Served overseas in the Philippines on the LST 206 at Leyte. The Red Arrow Division from Wisconsin was fighting a land battl in ew Guinea. It was jungle warfare.…
Served aboard Aircraft Carriers Midway CVA41 and USS Roosevelt CVA42. Transferred to Fleet Tug USS Lipan in Guam, Japan and Korea.
Served on the destroyer USS Fullam DD-474 fire control on the ship in the South Pacific corrider. They guarded convoys carryin reinforcements and supplies as well as bombarding enemy installations. They joined in the firing which brought down the vast majority of the Japanese naval aviation as an effective element in the war. In Saipan, the joined the Iwo Jima assault, sailin to serve as screen and fire support ship during the assault.
Leon served his country for 32+ years.
Served in Vietnam. Joined USS Forestal; two Mediterranean cruises, three Caribbean cruises and a lot of two week training pilot exercises and refitted missle mounts.
Served in Sidi Yahia, Morocco, Africa at the Naval Communication Station and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Doug was in the naval reserves based in Milwaukee WI from 76-77, his unit served aboard the USS Milwaukee, AOR-2.
7th Infantry Division. While serving Bob was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the United Nations Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star and the National Defense Medal.