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Welcome Aboard the USS Conway DD/DDE-507

USS CONWAY was commissioned 9 October 1942, leaving immediately for action against the Japanese in the South Pacific.  She is credited with downing a number of enemy planes, sinking a number of ships and support craft, and many shore bombardments.  CONWAY returned to the US in early 1946, was briefly decommissioned, then re-commissioned in 1951 for action in Korea.  After the Korean War, she participated in a number of significant exercises, including work with TASK FORCE ALPHA, an Anti-Submarine Warfare force testing equipment and tactics to counter the threat of Soviet submarines.  CONWAY was at the ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation and rescued several troops pushed back into the sea.  She also served as a recovery ship during the Apollo space program.  CONWAY deployed to Vietnam in 1966 and is credited with "in-country" service as she steamed up the Saigon River in support of operations there.  She ended her distinguised career as a training platform for Naval Reservists.  Having been decorated with some seventeen Campaign Ribbons and many Battle Stars, CONWAY was stricken from the Register of Ships on 15 November 1969.  Though often attacked from air, sea, and shore, she never lost a man to any enemy.

Since the early 1980's, former CONWAY sailors have been searching for others who served aboard our ship.  The CONWAY Veterans Association was formed in 1985 with the purpose of reuniting fellow Veterans and providing a platform to further their fellowship and the memory of our fine ship. Today, it is a tax exempt organization over 400 strong. We also have set up a "Log Book" section on this website where you may leave your comments and memories.  Please take the time to visit - you can view it here.

The CVA normally publishes two pieces of correspondence - the Annual Newsletter and the upcoming Reunion Announcement.  Any shipmate who desires a copy of either, even if he has not paid dues, is more than welcome to it.  If you are in this situation, please contact the CVA President at jazik@comcast.net and I will see that you receive a copy.


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CVA Links

  NEW: Download the Conway's 2014 Newsletter Here
  USS Conway's Fate - Read About it Here
   Sea Stories & Remembrances - Read Them Here
   Download the Westpac 1966 Family Grams & Cruise Book Here
  See all the USS Conway's Metals and Citations here
  Tin Can Sailors Registry - Click here to visit
  Destroyers Online - Click here to visit
  The National Association of Destroyer Veterans - Click here to visit
 


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