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My boot camp was at Great Lakes, IL in 1951. Originally from South Bend, IN where a few came up to Great Lakes with me but I am not sure what their names were. Signed to USS Knapp in May or June 1951 and discharged in August 1954 after going around the world 2 1/2 times. I was a gunner's mate striker assigned to mount 51. Later on I was in charge of the small arms locker. Also assigned to hedgehogs behind mount 51. While on a trip to Athens, Greece in 1953 I was pictured on the top row 2nd from right end. I would like to be in contact with any of the gunner's mates that I worked with during that time and anyone who remembers me. Especially, the ones that I was with at boot camp in 1951. Also, I would be interested when the next reunion as I would definitely like to attend with my son Ronald. I am also wondering if anyone has one of the old USS Knapp World Cruise book that could be copied for my memories as I do not have my own.

Added: February 6, 2008
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Was on board when commissioned.Was transfered to DC Firecopntroll school just before the Knapp returned to States for rehab.
Great ship ,great crew. Looking for WW2 Firecontrollmen.
Pete ,Jan % Web personell,Thanks for your time.
Good job.


Added: December 30, 2007
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I've enjoyed browsing this website. My father Kenneth R. Levanway was a firecontrolman aboard the USS Knapp from commissioning in 1943 through the end of the war. He always spoke proudly of his service. He told stories of the typhoon the ship endured, the battle of the Phillipine sea and other action. He always commented on what a great job the flyboys did during the "Turkey Shoot". He preferred to remember the more positive aspects of his service. Dad passed away in 2002.

Added: November 22, 2007
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My dad (Bill Parr) served as a water tender on the Knapp from date of commission until leaving active duty in San Diego att the end of WWII. He lives in Louisville KY. I enjoyed learning about the Knapp's tour and seeing your photographs. It is years that he seldom talks about. You are all heros. Thank you.

Added: November 19, 2007
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Found a postcard of the Knapp from my grandmother stating that my grandfather Dwight Tipping Sr. was waiting for this ship. I assume he served on it during WWII.

Added: November 5, 2007
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Gentlemen,

It was great to see you guys again here in Peoria. Pete and Jan really did work quite hard on the reunion and trying to get a good attendance. Everything just seemed to fall into place last weekend. I trust everyone enjoyed themselves and enjoyed the camaraderie of your fellow shipmates. It was nice to eat dinner, lunch and breakfast on Sunday morning with some of you.

Nothing beats hoisting a few to past and present friends.

Semper Fi,
Steve Hutton


Added: September 30, 2007
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My father Peter Gula was on the Knapp during WWII. He's still living in Milwaukee, WI. but is unable to attend anymore reunions. I was interested in your pictures. When I was younger I attended a few of the reunions myself in the Chicago area and in Boston back in the 60's. Seems like forever ago. Thanks for the memories.

Added: August 27, 2007
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I recently found this web sight while at our library. I decommissioned the Knapp in 57 so it was a kick to look at the photo gallery. I called Pete Smith and he gave me the heads up on what's happening. Lo and behold! I heard from Don Procunier. I also found a picture of myself and DAMN I looked good!!!(what happened?)

Added: August 19, 2007
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Hi,
My father, Henry B. Bickford served aboard the Knapp as a boatswain mate 1st class. He might be also known as "Hank". Would like to hear from anyone who might remember him. THanks.


Added: August 9, 2007
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My dad, George Kilgore, served on the Knapp in the Pacific during WWII. He was a signalman first class and I would love to know if anyone remembers him. He died at 37 from a kidney disease when I was 12 but I still remember his stories of the Knapp.

Added: July 25, 2007
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