USS SPROSTON DD/DDE577
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Updated December 1st, 2008
|Sailing into history - News article - CDR Michael Luosey receives Korean Order of Military Merit from Korean President Syngmon Rhee (1951). CDR Lousey was the Commanding Officer aboard the USS Sproston 0ctober 14, 1943-Feb 2, 1946.
|Left to die - Lester Zook, Lieutenant on the Sproston in the mid 50's was one of only ten survivors of the USS Juneau, sunk during WWII. The Link provided is that of an interview given back when LT Zook was an SM1.
|TIME Magazine's Person of the Year nominees - intermixed with images of ordinary citizens - are appearing on the world's largest digital display, framed by TIME's red border. The actual Person of The Year designee will appear on the billboard December 18 and 19, 2005, but until then, the faces of about 50,000 other people will appear. Today, December 16, 2005, the image of USS Sproston Shipmate James R. Marlatt appeared. According to Jim, "I entered a contest and was selected." The thumbnail picture is Jim's image as it appeared at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue in New York. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
USS Sproston Awards From
the Navy Media Center's February 1962 issue of All Hands
magazine, pg. 43, "Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet,
Battle Efficiency 'E' for fiscal year 1961" was awarded to the
USS Sproston crew as well as the best Gunnery in DESRON 25
The award reflected the skills of the Gunnersmates, Firecontrol Technicians, and Torpedomen of Fox Division and how they worked together as a team. It could only have happened if the "Sproston Team" launched their armament to the precise point in "space" and "time" in which the firecontrol equipment calculated that the target would be. This teamwork was most probably the result of the outstanding and demanding leadership of FTC William Fell, who was the Fox Division guru at that time and responsible for honing us to perfection.
|Thank you from the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for contribution to help Navy and Marine Corps families coping with the effects of Hurricane Katrina. This organization was chosen during the 2005 USS Sproston Reunion Group business meeting in Bloomington, MN. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
Alliance - Yokosuka, Japan c. May 1955. This Enlisted Men's Club
housed everything from night clubs to steam baths and catered to as
many as 25,000 servicemen in a day. (Click on thumbnail image to see full
|With Perry in Japan - An excerpt from the private journal of John Glendy Sproston (Namesake of the USS Sproston DD/DDE577) covering the time in he was in the Japanese waters with Commodore Matthew C. Perry. (Click on thumbnail image to see full story)
|View the cover of the 1968 edition of John Glendy Sproston's personal journal of his travels aboard the USS Macedonian in the Far East during 1854. The excerpt that is presented in With Perry in Japan came from this journal. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
If you are interested in the history and "evolution of Navy chow, please read this interesting article from All Hands, November 1958. (Click on thumbnail image to see full story)
Harm's Way—Every Day: The Book of a Destroyer (Tin Can) at Okinawa by Harold "Bud" Kalosky. A book about to be published by one of our WWII shipmates (Click on thumbnail image to for more information) Book is available online from Barnes & Nobel booksellers [www.barnesandnoble.com]
A Review of Harm's Way—Everyday by the National Association of Destroyer Veterans can be found at http://www.destroyers.org/Book%20Reviews/TCS%20Book%20Reviews/06-05-051br-harm's way_every day.htm
|Proclamation for John Glendy Sproston Day by the Governor of the State of Maryland - 1996. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
ASIA PACIFIC DEFENCE REVIEW Article detailing the USS Sproston's encounter with a Japanese submarine and the "Human Torpedo" or Kaitan that was stalking a troop transport off the Marshall Islands. (Click on thumbnail image to see full story)
|"Four Destroyers Arrive." Article from the The Saturday Star-Bulletin - Saturday, August 20, 1955 - returning from a WestPac tour."Four Destroyers Arrive." Article from the The Saturday Star-Bulletin - Saturday, August 20, 1955. (Click on thumbnail image to see full story)
|"This Ship is E-OK." From the February 1962 ALL HANDS Magazine, the Sproston Earns Awards! (Click on thumbnail image to see full story)
|Sea Bag Memories - the June-July 2006 issue of the National Sonar Association's newsletter, The Ping Jockey, presents an amusing look at life lived out of a sea bag.
|Dr. Charles Holland received a lifetime achievement award from the from the Texas Institute for Advanced Chemical Engineering (TIACT) Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
|Thank you from the Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's for contribution in memory of Frank Tenore. This organization was chosen during the 2006 USS Sproston Reunion Group business meeting in Branson, MO. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
|Thank you from Marge Tenore for USS Sproston Reunion Group remembering her husband, Frank Tenore (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
Letter regarding asbestos-related cancer of shipmates aboard the USS Sproston shipmates from 1943-1946. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
|Sam McQuate's 1965 Family Gram from Commanding Officer, R.L. Hoffman, to the family and friends of USS Sproston Shipmates. (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
|Bennie Gomez Interview An Interview with Sproston shipmate, MM3 Bennie Gomez, 1943-1946 for the FLINT HILLS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT WORLD WAR II VETERAN'S SERIES.
|CO, USS Sproston, 1943-1946, Michael J. Luosey biography (Click on thumbnail image to see full size)
|Arlington National Cemetery Obituary Announcement for USS Sproston Commanding Officer, Richard S. Harlan, 1953-1955.
|Navy Cross Citation for USS Sproston Commanding Officer, Patrick Henry McGann, 1955-1957.
|Excerpt from the July-August 1994 Naval Aviation News article telling of USS Sproston's encounter with a Japanese Kaiten.
|Note of appreciation from National Parks Service, Massachusetts
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