AGC-7 / LCC-7

4 Battle Stars for WWII, 8 for Korea - Gen. McArthur Aboard, and a Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
Command Ship Operation Crossroads Atomic Tests - Navy Secretary Forrestal Aboard
Amphibious Command Ship during the Cuban Crisis - 26 Captains and 3 Admirals Aboard
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Posted: 08-15-2017 10:47 MT
Name:Alan Schattenburg         (Edit My Entry)
From:Union City, CA - U.S.A.
Comment:Served on the USS Mt McKinley as a signalman during the Pacific Theater in WWII in L-division from the ships commission until the end of the war in 1946. I am currently living at the Masonic Homes of California at 34400 Mission Blvd Union City CA 94587. I would love to her from any and all past crew members.

Posted:08-08-2017 10:25 MT
Name:Steve Schermerhorn         (Edit My Entry)
From:New Paris, IN - U.S.A.
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Comment:2 more days to get your registration in for the 2017 Phoenix Reunion in Sept.

Posted: 06-26-2017 19:29 MT
Name:Jake Blitsch         (Edit My Entry)
From:Waterloo, IA - U.S.A.
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Comment:I finished up as a SM2 on the Mt. Mac. Was on board from 1967- until late 69 (70?)
We decommissioned the Mt. Mac. Cut everything off the bulkheads, pretty much striped her down to vertical steel.. Went on to the Estes and Eldorado and did the same.
Made two Westpac cruises in 67/68 & 68/69.
Had a great time Crossed the equator but never got to go back across as a shellback.
Spent 45 days all at once in Subic once broke down. It almost killed me. We had a band called the "Foothills" in our CS division. (I wasn't in it),country and western. I think they even had some gigs in port.
Miss those days but wouldn't want to go back.

Posted: 06-03-2017 15:03 MT
Name:Jim Fischer         (Edit My Entry)
From:Clearwater, FL - U.S.A.
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Comment:Served aboard her from 1959-1962. First cruise to SA for President Eisenhower Good Will Tour. Great trip. Mighty Mac was the best duty. Great crew and was proud to serve as Postal Clerk for 2 Med. cruises.Great memories.

Posted: 04-30-2017 13:53 MT
Name:Donnelly         (Edit My Entry)
From:East Greenville, PA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Looking for Chief Warrant Officer R. Brown from 1958 era. I am third class pipe fitter.

Posted:04-30-2017 12:16 MT
Name:Michael Gentile         (Edit My Entry)
From:Chicago, IL - U.S.A.
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Comment:I am Retired Navy ET1(SW/AW) heading down to Tucson for my dads 80th. Looking for anyone who knew my dad while aboard AGC-7
Frank Gentile LI3 57-59 from Chicago

Posted: 04-20-2017 17:21 MT
Name:Donald -Don-         (Edit My Entry)
From:Yerington, NV - U.S.A.
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Comment:I served onboard as a photographer from Sept. 1955 to April 1958. Cruised to Japan in Jan 56 viewed the first air dropped H bomb In May 56. Ship was transferred to Norfolk from San Diego in summer 1956. Cruised the Med in 57, 58 and was transferred back to CONUS in April via a tanker then separated to go home and got married to first wife, My mistake

Posted:04-06-2017 22:49 MT
Name:Wayne Dickerson         (Edit My Entry)
From:Howard, OH - U.S.A.
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Comment:My father in law, the late LCDR Donald A. MacNintch was on board in the 50s. He was on board during operation Wigwan and at least one other atomic test.

Posted:04-06-2017 16:27 MT
Name:Paul Hank Hanstein         (Edit My Entry)
From:Phoenix, AZ - U.S.A.
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Comment:Looking for anyone who knew my father, Walter Paul Hanstein Jr (Hank). Please don't hesitate to email me. Would love to hear stories of him.

Thank you!
Ally Debbs

Posted: 03-21-2017 14:18 MT
Name:Don Treudler         (Edit My Entry)
From:Miller Place, NY - U.S.A.
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Comment:Served on the Mt. Mac from 11/58 to early 1960. I was 17 years old & it was my first duty station. I was on the deck force, Div. 1, until transferred to communications. I went to Class A radio school in Norfolk and then on to a shore assignment for the rest of my enlistment. Became a Shellback when crossing the equator(I have plenty of pictures!) an the way down to Chile where we acted as communications center for the President's South American trip. I spent a lot of time in the Chilian Naval Hospital because of an unexpected appendicemy! Passing thru the Panama Canal was an experience I'll never forget! Just wanted to say Ahoy to all you sailors!!

Posted:01-09-2017 21:18 MT
Name:James Donald Norton         (Edit My Entry)
From:Underwood , KY - U.S.A.
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Comment:I am emailing for my Father James (Jimmy) Norton who served on the ship from 1957 to 1961. I would love to talk to anyone who know my father. Thank You

James R. Norton

Posted: 01-07-2017 17:11 MT
Name:Gene Freaner         (Edit My Entry)
From:Norwich, CT - U.S.A.
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Posted: 12-22-2016 15:56 MT
Name:Duane Marlow         (Edit My Entry)
From:Highland, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:I boarded the Mt Mac in early 1966 after Radioman A school. Transferred to the Admiral's staff just before it was decommissioned. Was also on El Dorado and Estes for a couple tours.
--Ken... I was able to get the Agent Orange designation. Mt Mac and Estes are now on the list. ... I do remember R&R at China Beach and Cam Rahn Bay.

Posted:12-09-2016 20:41 MT
Name:Robert Rollan         (Edit My Entry)
From:Montgomery , AL - U.S.A.
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Comment:I am writing this on behalf of my father, Elza Earnest Rollan, Jr. Who served during the Okinawa campaign as a signalman 2nd class. Dad passed away on July 16, 2014 at the age of 92.

Posted: 10-22-2016 16:22 MT
Name:Patrick Hubbard Mt McKinley 1950-51         (Edit My Entry)
From:San Diego, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:I remember General Mac Arthur saying we'd be home by Christmas. Boy was it cold. The OD gave the order to hose the snow off the decks. He knew salt water freezes at a lower temperature; and it did.......

As I was standing a watch on the upper deck and coming around a corner I bumped into the General with pipe in hand sitting on a deck chair. He looked at me and said Hows It going son? I said fine sir and left immediately.


Posted: 02-05-2016 05:39 MT
Name:Steve Schermerhorn         (Edit My Entry)
From:New Paris, IN - U.S.A.
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Comment:The 2016 Reunion in Norfolk, Va Sept. 14th - 18th at the Holiday Inn 1570 N Military Hwy. For Details of this Reunion contact Dave Long, Reunion Chairman (440-292-7839).
Former Crew members, Staff, and Family's welcome, enjoy reminiscing with old friends, meeting new friends and going on tours.

Posted: 01-13-2016 14:21 MT
Name:Dan Bremer         (Edit My Entry)
From:New Orleans , LA - U.S.A.
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Comment:One thing I remember about the Mac, it was the slowest ship in the Navy. I remember siting bored off the coast of Vietnam for close to sixth days until we finally returned to Subic Bay.Left the Navy and played music with some really great bands and wished I would had went in as a musician instead of being a clerk. The Navy was not cut out for me. Wish I could meet up again with Ray Martens. We both transferred to the Mount Mckinley from the USS NEOSHO when it joined the pacific fleet..

Posted: 11-17-2015 08:50 MT
Name:Rev Jim Grogg         (Edit My Entry)
From:Norfolk, VA - U.S.A.
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Comment:All Hands,
I'd like to inform you of the recent passing of your shipmate EN1 John Atkins (my uncle). John passed away peaceably at his home here in Norfolk on November 9th, 2015. As best as I can determine John served aboard Mt Mac from 1943 through 1947. I'm having difficulty trying to determine the awards and or medals given to the ships company during those dates. So if anyone can possibly help it would be much appreciated. In a recent stay in the hospital I had opportunity to chat with John, and he spoke highly of his time on Mt Mac.

Posted: 10-16-2015 17:58 MT
Name:Wes Brubacher         (Edit My Entry)
From:Geyserville, CA - U.S.A.
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Comment:Regretfully, I had to miss the reunion this year due to a recent death in the family. Hopefully I'll be able to get to next year's reunion.

Served on the Mt Mac '60 and '61 as Disbursing Officer. Then on to San Francisco Naval Shipyard early '62 until early '64.

I'd like to know the whereabouts of Bos'n Charlie Foreman and Electrical Officer Marcel (Ski) Klimazewski (sp?).

Posted: 10-14-2015 20:26 MT
Name:John Kilgore         (Edit My Entry)
From:Schertz, TX - U.S.A.
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Comment:I was Oil King on Mt Mac 1964-1965. As a BT2 was boat Eng for the Landing at "Red Beech", Hue River in 1965.Long story about BT2 being Boat Eng. Left active in 1965 after Nam trip. Met the hometown Sherriff in 1967. Joined the U.S. Coast Guard for three more VN trips. Retired , living near San Antonio.

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