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Robert Datwyler

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Robert Datwyler SN  1952-1953 - - Submitted 11/17/06

My name is Robert Datwyler I served on the USS Estes from 9 Jan 1952 to 12 June 1953. Discharged as a SN and was in the 1st Division. Received the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal and Certificate of Participation For Operation IVY.

Reading through the web site of what we remember while on board really brought back memories to me. Standing on the bow of the ship while underway miles and miles away from home,off duty time on the island of Japtan, friendship with fellow shipmates, liberty in Japan and Hawaii at the young age of 23.

I'm now 77 and retired for 10 years and from time to time still think back to those days aboard the Estes.

Thank you for the web site.
Bob Datwyler

Rear Admiral Carl F. Espie Inspection

Rear Admiral Carl F. Espie Inspection

Admiral's Barge

Admiral's Barge

Captain's Gig 2/21/52 Yokosuka, Japan

Captain's Gig
2/21/52
Yokosuko, Japan

Ship's Bridge 2/21/52

Ship's Bridge
2/21/52

Datwyler Swabbing the Deck - San Diego 12/52

Bob Datwyler
San Diego 12/52

Datwyler & Shipmate on Liberty - Pearl Harbor Nov 52

Bob Datwyler & Shipmate
On Liberty
Pearl Harbor Nov 52

Datwyler & Shipmate - San Diego 12/52

Bob Datwyler & Shipmate
San Diego 12/52

Datwyler Battle Station - 2/21/52 Yokosuko, Japan

Bob Datwyler Battle Station (5"-38)
2/21/52
Yokosuko, Japan

Gun Crew - Cruise Home 1952

Gun Crew
Returning Home from Korea
1952

 

Operation Ivy Certificate - 1952

Certification of Participation in Operation Ivy
Fall 1952


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