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  • A friend of mine, whose uncle recently passed away, was given some brass medallions, one of which is from the USS Massey (DD 778). The uncle’s name was LCDR Jacob Robert Holzschuh. I was wondering if you might be interested in having this medallion.

    The medallion is brass, about 1/16” thick, and about 3” in diameter. On the front is what appears to be the ship’s shield, and the back is plain.

    I served on USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in the 80s, so have no connection to the Massey.

    Mark W. Pedersen
    CAPT, JAGC, USN (Ret.)
    1360 US Courthouse
    100 State Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
    (585) 613-4360

    • Dick Pearsall says:

      Mark – Your name sounds familiar though I tried to stay clear of JAG folks when on active duty. I am a past President of the MASSEY Association and the web coordinator. I would be very interested in seeing the medallion if you could mail it to me. I would then see how it would best fit in the association’s web of interests. Thanks for thinking of us and particularly for your friend passing on his uncle’s name. If doable please ask your friend if he knows his uncle’s rough dates of service on MASSEY so we can see if past shipmates may have known him. Thanks again. Standing by. Dick Pearsall, Capt USN (ret), 34 Shannon Way, Upton MA 01568, 757-679-8920

  • Joseph R Milner says:

    Trying to contact John (Jack) Butler served on Massey 1947-1950.

  • Richard Pearsall says:

    RM1 Kelley Long – Thanks for your recent posting. Sorry to hear about your Brother in Law’s passing. We will add him to the scroll of Lost Shipmates and remember him at our next reunion. Be safe. s/Dick

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