USS BOXER LPH4 1959 - 1969
These pictures were sent to the Boxer Association from Gywn Rae Knapp Phillips.
Gywn's father, MMC William P. Knapp, served aboard the USS Boxer.
I just happened across this old image I took way back when and thought
you might like a copy of it. You can never have too many pictures of
these old (gone) ships. Taken from the deck of the USS Power DD-839 in
Gitmo Harbor back in March 1962. Hope it's something you can use.
These pictures were taken by Michael A. Jacobs and sent to the Boxer Association. Michael served aboard the USS Boxer from 1967 - 1968.
These pictures were taken by Thomas J. Simmons and sent to the Boxer Association. Thomas served aboard the USS Boxer from 1960 - 1964.
These pictures were taken by Bill Beserock and sent to the Boxer Association Sol Gully. Bill and Sol were IC Electricans and served aboard the USS Boxer from 1959 - 1962.
The following pictures were provided by R. Stewart
The following pictures were provided by Dennis Ryan. Dennis was aboard the USS Boxer from 1960 - 1961 serving in the Boat Detail.
The following pictures were provided by Wayne W. Grant. Wayne was aboard the USS Boxer from 1959 - 1961 serving in the V-4 Division Gasoline Crew.
Bottom Row L-R Pappy Slagle, William Ball, Unknown, Unknown, LT. JG. Francis V. Cohen, Mattea, Unknown, Glenn Eckenrode, Wikowski
Middle Row L-R Frank Johnson, Unknown, Wayne Grant, Jimmie Scoby, Unkown, Buck Cheek, Unknown, James Benson, Unknown, Unknown
Top Row L-R Chief Rosenbaum, Basil Frawley, Chuck Reynolds, Bruce Ferguson, Unkown, Unknown, Ralph Prince, Don Bowers, Tom Berra, Ray Campbell, Unknown, James Holly
Photo #: NH 97285 USS
At Mayport, Florida, in August 1965, just prior to departing for Vietnam with elements of the Army's First Cavalry Division on board. She carried 1200 personnel, 205 helicopters and 6 OV-1 airplanes to the combat zone. Aircraft on her flight deck include 6 OV-1 (dark colored-forward); 4 CH-54 (white-just forward of island); 56 CH-47 (dark colored-amidships and aft) and 36 UH-1 (white-amidships/forward). The remaining 109 helicopters are stowed on Boxer's hangar deck.
Official U.S. Army Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
The above picture of V1 Div. "Fly 3 Crew" Aft-Starboard was provided by Mac Rouse ABH3. Standing (L-R) is Mac Rouse, Ken Kociuba, Andre Kaas, Ronald Grimmett, "Smith". Kneeling (L-R) is Melory Napier, "Roberts", Steve Collins, Joe Pavone, Richard (RJ) Hawkins.
May 8th. 1964 during Boxer's shakedown cruise to Gitmo.
Repair 8 - Standing (L-R) is Bill Axtell, Bobby Stinson, John Lightener, -?-, Doug Farquar, George Wilson, Lavern Dasher, Jim Varnadoe, Kennedy,
Kneeling (L-R) Neitemeyer, Ed, Herb Brooks, Sam Notaro, and Jack Duratz. Contact Bill at email@example.com
THE TATTOO - (L-R) Carmine A. Nobile, Tom Deacon, John Lightner (Tattoo), ? (White Hat), Bobby Stinson (Back Of Head), Ron Ervine, Gerald Lightner.
This 1964 picture shows V-1 Division--Section 3 Aft. From left to right in the back row: Frank Zornick; Al "Graz" Graziosi; R. Hawkins; Larry Miller; Andy Kaas; Robert Henry; Charles "Chuck" Cooper; and Richard .L. "Smitty" Smith. Left to right front row: Henry L. Johnson; Jim Neitermayer; Steve Collins. This picture provided by Henry Johnson. Contact Henry Johnson at HenJoh26@aol.com .
Photo #: NH 97284 "Carib
"Caribbean Ready Group steams in formation as it patrols the Caribbean Sea. Commanded by Capt. J.B. Drachnik, USN, Commander Amphibious Squadron Four, its mission is the promotion of peace and goodwill and the protection of U.S. citizens and property ashore in time of crisis. Homeported in Norfolk, Va., the Group has been deployed since March. Ships of the Ready Group are: (l-r) Attack Cargo Ship, USS Rankin (AKA-103); Dock Landing Ship, USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30); Amphibious Assault Ship, USS Boxer (LPH-4); Tank Landing Ship, USS Graham County (LST-1176); and High Speed Transport, USS Kirwin (APD-90)." Photographed by PH2 A.P. Gonthier, Jr. The original photograph and caption was released by USS Boxer in 1968.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.