Welcome to the USS Hadley blog

This new feature to our website will allow you to communicate with shipmates and their families. It is the perfect forum for anything related to the USS Hadley. You can post news about shipmates, make comments to blog posts, ask questions or learn what’s new on the website.

The old dotcom website is pushing 20 years old. It has not been updated since Bob Eaton passed away in 2010. It was built on a platform that no longer works with the new mobile technology. It will eventually shut down. The new website is optimized for all online devices.

There is another new feature to this site. Check out the Search Tool. Type in a shipmates name and you’ll find every page where that name appears. The Reunion page has been brought up to date and new photos have been added. I’ll be posting news and updates on the blog each month. You can submit news to me by clicking on the Contact email.

Thanks for visiting USSHadley.net

Jeff Veesenmeyer – Webmaster

Comments 6

  1. Floyd Bozman

    Jeff, I wrote a story about the 59, and it was printed in the lsm/lsmr association newsletter. My dad passed away in 1976, and he was prettu closemouthed about his experiences. Most of my information was gathered from Jim Childress, who, like my dad, was a quartermaster on the59. I have some informatikn, including battle reports from iwo jima and okinawa. i will try to help any way i can,
    Floyd

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    Jeff Veesenmeyer

    70 years ago – 25 March 1945 – the HADLEY left Ulithi. They were in company of Task Unit 53.3.2, consisting of a large group of LSTs and escorts, bound for Okinawa and a date with history. The passage was without incident. Upon arrival at the Okinawa group the HADLEY crew began to experience their first combat.

  3. TOM ENGLISH

    CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE.I HAVE THOUSANDS OF ITEMS FOR YOU TO ENHANCE THE CONTENTS AND WILL KEEPYOU BUSY FOR A LONG LONG TIME.YTHSANKS A MILLION.MAKES ME GLAD I WALKED OVER AND ASKED WHO YOU WERE AND WENT ON FROM THERE BLRESS YOU A THOUSAND TIMES.

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      Jeff Veesenmeyer

      Thank you Tom. The feeling is mutual. I’m so glad I attended the reunion and you walked over to welcome me to the group. Getting to know you, Doug, Marty, Frank, Dell, and so many others from the Hadley family has had a wonderful impact on my life. I use to write about marketing. Writing about your generation is so much more fun and gratifying. Send me your Hadley items and I’ll begin adding to the website.

  4. Kenneth D. Smail

    Wayne V. Small was actually Wayne V. Smail he died March 6, 1977 in Colony, Ks. I am one of his sons and have enjoyed your book vary much. Thank you, Kenneth D. Smail

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      Jeff Veesenmeyer

      Kenneth – so sorry I didn’t see this comment from 9 months ago. It got buried amongst the spam. Thanks for the correction on your dad’s name. It was incorrect on the original website, and now incorrect in the book. I will correct it on the website. Too late for the book. I don’t think I have photos of your dad. If you’d like one added to the website, send me an attachment. Glad you liked the book. I published a follow up in Kamikaze Terror with some new information on the Hadley.
      Jeff Veesenmeyer Author/Webmaster

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