My father would always tell us of some of the places he was at during his time in the service. Unfortunately my father passed away from cancer in the early 80’s at the age of 57. He was Romanus Joseph Deck gunners mate aboard the Murphy. He also mentioned the transporting of the King of […]
Dear Ms. Sautter, On behalf of the U.S. Navy Memorial I would like to thank you for the ship’s bell from the destroyer USS Murphy (DD-603) that you delivered to our Curator Jarrett Smith on November 21, 2018. The bell is nicely mounted for display with plaques covering 25 ship reunions from 1988 through 2012. […]
Sorry for the delay in getting this up, we’re still working on repairs to our house caused by hurricane Irma. ZANIN, Frank, a United States Navy World War II Veteran, a retired pipefitter, who will be remembered as a loving, giving family man, passed away, due to complications from a fall on October 2, 2018. […]
Joe’s good friend Dawn hand delivered the Murphy bell to the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC a couple of days ago. Joe was in charge of the bell until he passed this summer. The last Murphy survivors decided that the Navy Memorial would be the best place for it. Thanks, Dawn, for hand delivering! […]
My Dad, Laurence Joseph Cullivan, was in the Navy and aboard the USS Murphy when they transported King Saud of Saudi Arabia to the Yalta Conference. He always told about all the tents on the bow of the ship, and the Kings cook would be preparing a goat for dinner. The cook would make a […]
Joe’s Celebration of Life will be Friday, October 5th, 14:30, at Joe’s house.
This website was originally started by Joe Van Eyzeren and the USS MURPHY DD 603 SAILORS ORG. I’ve helped Joe with the website over the years and right before Joe passed, he asked me if I’d keep it going. It’s the least that I could do, and will do so as long as I […]