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Oneil (Blackie) Leonard
Gunner's Mate
Port Side 20mm
USS New Jersey - 1943


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manning the rail

Pusan, April 1953
"Manning the Rail"
for
SYNGMAN RHEE
President,
Republic of Korea

New Jersey sailed from Norfolk 16 April  1951 and arrived off the east coast of Korea 17 May.  Upon arrival she hoisted Seventh Fleet's flag which she retained for the next six months.  

Her guns opened the first shore bombardment of her Korean career at Wonsan 20 May 1951.

In her two Korean tours, it was her first mission at Wonsan where New Jersey received her only combat casualties of the Korean war.  One of her men was killed and two severely wounded when she took a hit from a shore battery on her number one turret and received a near miss aft to port

 

William Hartley





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