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ARNIE RODGERS (ROY) MM2 1950-1953

ARNIE RODGERS (ROY)

Hi Junior,

     My name is Arnold Rodgers better known on the Hyman as “ROY”. I served on the Hyman from October 1950- late 1953. I had just made MM2 when I transfered to the USS Rooks DD804 awaiting discharge in May 1954, while the Hyman went to the Med. again.
I was assigned to the fwd engine room and stood watches with my good friend Carlos Cellucci. Yes we made the world cruise together in ’51 and ’52 and served in Korea. In Wonsan, the fwd engine room throtle was my GQ station and I remember the day we were hit on the stardoard side rail near the torpedo shack, just above the fwd engine room. I remember the explosion and the ringing in my ears. I remember looking around the engine room and could not see anyone, and the feeling I was alone. Soon, I saw chief Miller’s head appear and was much relieved. The bridge called for flank speed and I answeared the bell. I remember going up on deck after the all clear and seeing holes in the stacks where shrapnel struck. I was 19 at the time.
Those memories are so vived and I probably could write a book about that cruise alone. I recently received a call from another good friend and shipmate, Linwood Newell, telling me about your web sight. I was sad to hear about Carlos death. He was a great friend. The Hyman went into Boston navy yard in June 1952 and Carlos bought a used Indian Motorcycle. He invited me to ride double with him from Boston to Bridgeport, CT where another shipmate, Ed Dubord lived. After a couple of breakdowns and a couple of long walks we arrived at Dubords home and it was dark and raining. Carlos said, “stay on, I’ll take you into the driveway”. He ripped across the road to the left, hit the next door neighbors hedge which had a rock in it and threw me off into the middle of the yard. I got up, brushed off the mud, greeted the Duboard family and spent the week end while Carlos went on to NJ.
I have some great memories. That same month I met my wife Ellen when another Hyman shipmate, Harold Gregor who lived in Saugas, MA, had a friend who fixed me up. That was June 4th and we were married Aug 1st 1952. We celebrated our 59th anniversary this past Aug.
Some of the other snipes that I remember may have been there when you were there: Walter Brazel, Morly Clapp, Jack Edgell, Morris Klentworth, John Lamb, Harry Shoeller, Bob Nielson, Richard Newkirk, Chief Alfred Miller, Joe Stratton, Richard Morey, Joe Favuzza, Kenneth Luebke. John Fritzman, Francis Fleming I could go on. The only former shipmates I’m still in touch with is Lindy Newell and Harold Gregor.
I would love to hear from you. I live in Dunnellon, FL and I’m a Hyman 732 Asso. member. I retired from Anheuser Busch in 1991. I’ll turn 80 on Oct 5th. I’m still in pretty good health thank God.
Smooth Sailing,
Arnie Rodgers

CARLO CELLUCCI HAS PASSED AWAY

Carlo left the Hyman shortly after I went aboard, but I remember him. He will be missed by many. Thanks to Franklin Rogers for sending his obituary. Junior

 

Carlo G. Cellucci, 80, of Berkeley Township, died Monday, August 15, 2011, at Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Toms River Township. Born in Manhattan, New York, Mr. Cellucci was raised in Hudson County and lived in Frankford Township from 1974 until moving to Toms River in 2004. He was the owner of Bud’s Bar & Liquids from 1976 to 1990. A United States veteran, Mr. Cellucci served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of American Legion Post 157 in Branchville for 49 years and was a member of the Tin Can Sailor’s Association. The son of the late Carlo and Rosa Zinzi Cellucci, Mr. Cellucci was predeceased by his first wife, Marion, and his sister, Carmela Tompkins. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Carlo Cellucci, Jr., and his wife, Sally, and Thomas Cellucci and his wife, Sandra; two sisters, Ann Maresca and Lucille Hodgson; three grandchildren, Jamie Bucicciha, Jessica Cellucci and Jeremiah Cellucci; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Arianna Rose and Dylan Thomas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. Interment will be held in Branchville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 157, 325 Route 206, Branchville, NJ 07826 or Holiday City at Berkeley First Aid Squad, Inc., 100 Port Royal Drive, Berkeley, NJ 08757.

NAVY BOOT CAMP AT BAINBRIDGE, MARYLAND

Most of the sailors who’s tour of duty began on a ship based at Newport, R.I, came through the Bainbridge boot camp, including yours truely. 

Below: Junior and future wife Shirley during family                                                                 visit day at Bainbridge, Maryland, June 1954.

SET THAT HAT 2 FINGERS ABOVE YOUR EYEBROW AND STRAIGHTEN THAT TIE, MISTER.

 

CHARLIE LORD FROM BANGOR MAiNE AND JUNIOR 1954

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMPANY COLORS ON PARADE

 
 
 

BAINBRIDGE BOOT CAMP LOGO

 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

PIER 1 AT NEWPORT, R.I.
NAVAL HISTORY AT NEWPORT R.I. LINK BELOW http://128.121.188.113/newport/history.html
“THE BREAKERS” IN NEWPORT, HOME OF COMMODORE CORNELIUS VANDERBLET

THE USS ARCADIA (AD23) TIED UP AT PIER ONE AT NEWPORT. THE HYMAN WAS OFTEN TIED UP ALONG SIDE.

NEW PHOTOS FROM “HUTCH” IC3 (1961 AND 1962)

HYMAN UNDERWAY TO PARTS UNKNOWN. (I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU WHERE IT'S GOING, BUT IF I TELL YOU, I HAVE TO KILL YOU, AND YOU DON'T WANT THAT.)

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.

FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT-PETE HOLMGRAN, ANDY (ELECTRICIAN) BACK ROW, RICHARD HUTCHINSON, IN THE BASEBALL CAP. ON THE BEACH IN NICE FRANCE.
R&R ON THE FANTAIL (KIND OF REMINDS ONE OF THE AUSHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP IN GERMANY, DOESN’T IT?) LEFT TO RIGHT-PETE HOLMGREN, EM, RALPH BECK, EM, RICHARD “HUTCH” HUTCHINSON, IC3.
VIEW FROM THE FANTAIL AT 30 KNOTS
ROUGH SEA 1
ROUGH SEA 2
TOM CARROLL AND RICHARD HUTCHINSON IC3, IN THE I.C. ROOM.
STEAMING TO CRETE THROUGH “THE CUT”
PHOTO OF THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT TAKEN FROM THE HYMAN
CHAIR TRANSFER TO THE USS HOOD (DD655)

TWO ELECTRICIANS MATES. THE ONE WITH THE HAT IS ANDY, THE OTHER ONE IS WILEY. CIRCA 1962.

HYMAN SHIPMATES IN BEIRUT IN 1961 OR 1962. SECOND FROM RIGHT-RICHARD HUTCHINSON, CENTER WITH SUNGLASSES, PETE HOLMGREN. IF ANYONE KNOWS THE NAME OF ANYONE ELSE HERE, LET ME KNOW. THANKS. JUNIOR

HYMAN SHIPMATES AT PEARL HARBOR AND THE ROCK OF GIBRALTOR

L-R. JOE CUSHING, STAN, ED, AT THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR IN 1951.

LEFT TO RIGHT-LEON HULL MM, HENRY NICHOLS, JOE CUSHING AT PEARL HARBOR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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HYMAN REUNION PHOTO 2000

LEFT TO RIGHT-JOHN NEISON, MORLEY CLAPP, AND RICHARD BOUCHER DURING THE 2000 REUNION IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.  RICHARD BOUCHER JR. SUBMITTED THE PHOTO, AND WOULD LIKE ANYONE WHO KNEW HIS FATHER TO EMAIL HIM AT: richard.boucher@hp.com. THANKS.  CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE.

L-R JOHN NEILSON, MORLEY CLAPP, RICHARD BOUCHER.

THE USS HYMAN BASEBALL TEAM

THE PHOTO OF THE HYMAN BASEBALL TEAM WAS SUBMITTED BY JOE CUSHING, AND RICHARD BOUCHER JR. AT NEARLY THE SAME TIME, SO CREDIT AND “THANKS” GOES TO BOTH.  RICHARD JR.’S FATHER IS IN THE BACK ROW, FAR LEFT.    RICHARD JR. WOULD LIKE ANYONE WHO KNEW HIS FATHER TO EMAIL HIM AT: richard.boucher@hp.com.  JOE CUSHING BELIEVES THAT THE ONLY PLACE THEY PLAYED WAS AT GUANTANAMO BAY. 

LEFT TO RIGHT IN BACK, RICHARD BOUCHER, RICHARD CARMEN, ESTES, JOE CALHOUN.  JOE CUSHING FAR RIGHT.  OTHER 2 UNKNOWN.  FRONT ROW, FAR RIGHT, EDWARD MANION, 4TH FROM RIGHT RICHARD O’TOOLE.  OTHERS UNKNOWN.  WE THINK THERE WAS A “ZIMMERMAN” ON THE TEAM, AND “ESTES” MAY INSTEAD BE “ESPY.”  IF ANYONE HAS MORE INFORMATION ON THE HYMAN BASEBALL TEAM, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AT: USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM.     JUNIOR 

USS HYMAN DD732 TRANSFERRING MAIL TO A SUBMARINE

PHOTO BELOW SUBMITTED BY JOE AND EDITH CUSHING.

TRANSFERRING MAIL TO A SUB

HYMAN REFUELING FROM THE USS SAIPAN

THE PHOTOS BELOW WERE SUBMITTED BY JOE AND EDITH CUSHING.  JOE WAS ABOARD THE HYMAN FROM NOVEMBER 1950 TO JULY 1954.
 
 

REFUELING THE USS HYMAN COMPLETE.

 

USS HYMAN APPROACHING THE USS SAIPAN TO TAKE ON FUEL.

 

USS HYMAN IN PROCESS OF BEING REFUELED FROM THE USS SAIPAN.
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