USS McCord
DD 534 (Fletcher class)

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Builder:         Bethlehem Steel, S.F. CA.
Laid Down:  	 March 17, 1942
Launched:        January 10, 1943
Commissioned:  	 August 19, 1943
Decommissioned:  January 15, 1947
Recommissioned:  August 1, 1951
Decommissioned:  June 9, 1954
Fate:            Stricken 10/1/72; scrapped 1974

We are seeking information on the USS McCord and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

Subject: USS McCord (DD 534)
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003
From: Kathryn Becker

I am hoping to receive some information on my husband's grandfather, Frank K. Becker, who was stationed aboard the McCord in the '43-'45 time frame. I know he was an officer, but that is all. My husband is a submariner and as he finds some of his grandfather's things is finding they have quite a few things in common. If ANYBODY knows ANYTHING, please contact me. I'm trying to make this a part of my husband's scrapbook.

Thank you,

Kathryn Becker

Sent: Thursday, March 25, 1999
To: Brad Davis
Subject: USS McCord


I am looking for information on the USS McCord. Mr. Wendell Peterson was stationed on the USS McCord during World War II. A Pharmacist's Mate performed an appendectomy on him and he is looking for the man who saved his life. Can you help?

My cousin was MIA / KIA on the USS Longshaw. I have been able to find much information because of Destroyers Online. THANK YOU! This means a lot to me and my family.

Thanks for your help!

Kelly Harris

From: wendell []
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 1999
Subject: USS McCord

Thanks to Kelly Harris, I have your address and email. I was the one that was operated on for Appendicitis aboard the USS McCord in March of 1944. I finally have found the wife of the deceased man that performed that operation and saved my life, since it was an acute appendicitis. I hope to someday meet the rest of the family to personally thank all of them for the great job that Lt. Pace did for me. When there is a reunion planned, I would sure like to know when and where. Thank you for all that you have done.

My name is Craig Turney. My Dad, Grover Clayton Turney, was stationed on USS McCord DD534 from the time she was commissioned, until the war was over. I have in my possession a transcript of the diary he kept while onboard, as well as some other information about the ship and her travels. I would like to get this to Brad so that it can be posted on the McCord page. I am willing to share all of the information that I have, because I am proud of my dad, and the world needs to know about our WWll heroes.

Thanks for your help.

Craig Turney
Veteran, US Army, Vietnam, Disabled

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