USS Hyman

I would like to provide information for our upcoming reunion of the USS Hyman DD-732.

Dates: September 14 - 21, 2008
Location: Lancaster, PA
Contact; Ralph Beck VP & Reunion Chairman
Phone: (727) 504-5225

We have 298 crew members on our locator list. This will really help get the message out. We are expecting 100 plus attendees. Thanks for your help.

Ralph Beck EM2/C 516-78-83 USN

Builder:        Bath Iron Works, Bath Me.    
Laid Down:      November 22, 1943
Launched:       April 8, 1944
Commissioned:   June 16, 1944
Decommissioned:	November 16, 1969 (Stricken)
Fate:           Sold October 13, 1970 and broken up for scrap

contributed by: Bob Ptaszenski

We are seeking information on the USS Hyman and her crews. Files may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

Subject: USS Hyman DD-732
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003
To: Mark Roberts - USS Hyman Destroyers On Line

The USS Hyman DD-732 Assn. Inc. was organized in 1949 and have had many reunions. The reason I am writing is that we have a monument at New Castle, Indiana with the names of those who were killed aboard our ship on April 6, 1945 and also the five who were lost at sea during the Korean War. It is located in Henry County Memorial Park.

Each year, on April 6, we travel to New Castle from all parts of the U.S. for a memorial service to honor the 12 men who were killed at the battle of Okinawa when a kamikaze hit our deck and those

lost at sea. We were fortunate in finding four of the 12 family members who have joined us in honoring their relative.

The reason for this update is that Bob Moldenhauer and his wife Marie have resigned the position of Sec/treas several years ago after doing more than their share of work for the Association.

We have also located the family of a fourth member, William Craig who was killed on April 6, 1945 and would like you to make the notation, Family Located along side of his name.

Monument at New Castle, Indiana
Photos at base are: Angelo Guglielmi and Hugh Prince
The names of those who were lost on April 6, 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa are:
Name				State Enlisted

William Beal                    W. Virginia
William Craig                   Oklahoma
Henry Deichl                    Illinois         *Family located
Charles Dozark                  Wyoming
Frederick Goehrig               New York
Angelo Guglielmi                Ohio             *Family located
Glen Henry                      W. Virginia
Edgar Lindsley                  Illinois
Hubert Mitchell                 Kentucky
Hugh Prince                     Tennessee        *Family located
Robert Stankey                  California
James Thompkins                 So. Carolina

Korean War			
(Five lost at sea)

Donald W. Barnet  
James Cleveland  
J. Hascup   
Kenneth M. McWayne
Ralph R. Giles			Massachusetts

We have tried to find the other families but have not been successful. We would like to post this on the USS Hyman site so that the relatives of those who were killed or lost will know their loved ones are so honored. We can send you the names and also a photo of the monument.

Perhaps a grandchild looking for the ship his granddad served on will see this information and relate it to the rest of the family. If you need any further information, please let me know.

Thank you for your time.

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