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USS Patterson (DD392) Reunion Project — 8 Comments

    • Greetings, Doug!

      My father-in-law, Erwin Schroder, may have known your father. Erwin came aboard the Patterson a little over a year before you father arrived. From what I can tell, your father came aboard on 9/23/44 as a S2c. Muster rolls indicate that your father was on the Patterson until decommissioning in late ’45. During his time on the Pat, he had a change in rating to S1c. My father-in-law was an officer who finished up his time on the Patterson as its first lieutenant. If your father was on the deck crew, he would have likely known Erwin.

      Dave

      • Eynon,
        Many thanks for your reply
        What you have told me is the sum total of what I know about my father except I have seen his name on the ship’s crew roster years ago, as well as a payroll list.
        I really appreciate your reply
        Sincerely,
        Doug Brangan

  1. Eynon,
    Many thanks for your reply
    What you have told me is the sum total of what I know about my father except I have seen his name on the ship’s crew roster years ago, as well as a payroll list.
    I really appreciate your reply
    Sincerely,
    Doug Brangan

    • You are welcome, Doug! Do you have a copy of your father’s DD-214?

      I did not find much more on my searches for your father’s records. He showed up on all the Patterson Muster Rolls from the time he came aboard until decommissioning. I sent Navsource a photo of the crew in NYC at the decommissioning party. If you have not seen it, here is a link. http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/pix2/0539231.jpg

      Dave

      • Hi Dave
        I have nothing at all
        I checked the link you sent and was surprised at the resolution, I was able to blow the photo up and have checked every face with a magnifying glass. Nope, nothing familial. My father didn’t sound the type to attend a function.
        OK… this was just another burst of many trying to come up with something.
        Many thanks for your interest and kind assistance,
        Sincerely
        Doug B

        • As a next of kin of a deceased veteran, you can get a copy of your father’s DD-214 that will tell you information such as enlistment/release dates, ratings, and awards that he is entitled to. His awards would certainly include the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal and WWII Victory Medal and possibly others. He would likely have at least 4 campaign stars on the A-P ribbon because he was on board the Pat during the Western Caroline Operation, Leyte Operation, Luzon Operation, Iwo Jima Operation, Okinowa Operation, although that would have to be verified by the DD-214. eVets has a form to fill out to get the document. It requires proof of death of the veteran (copy of death certificate would work). See this LINK. Having his service number would be useful for the Archives. If you are interesting in pursuing this, I can provide that number.

          Dave

          • Hi Dave
            Many thanks for your latest link which I will pursue.
            After that I think it’s time to close this search. I know there were battle ribbons but like photos and the stories he might have told it’s gone.
            I am genuinely surprised at amount of interest you have shown which I appreciate so much.
            Many Thanks,
            Doug B

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