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In 1998, Cmdr. Andrew Wilde published "The U.S.S. Emmons in World War II," a meticulously researched compilation of historic accounts, pictures and reports. Cmdr. Wilde developed a strong interest in naval history and following retirement from the Navy began editing a series of illustrated ships’ histories, primarily of destroyers sunk in World War II. In them, he included primary source documents such as action reports, ships’ war diaries, medal citations and muster rolls as well as many firsthand accounts. The Emmons was one of his subjects. He did not offer these booklets for sale but sent complimentary copies to survivors and families of deceased crewmembers at the time and to selected libraries. The Emmons' publication is now available here.


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Survivor Reports Book Now Available!!

The USS Emmons: Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors of the Battle of Okinawa. In their own words, written days after the kamikaze attack of the USS Emmons on April 6, 1945, survivors shared exactly wha

Shipmate Gilligan Discusses the Okinawa Attack

Kathleen Sibelius, former Governor of Kansas, interviews her father, EMMONS shipmate and former Governor of Ohio John Gilligan, as they discuss the April 6, 1945, attack. At the time of the attack, Gi

Virtual Reunion Draws Record Crowd

Staying connected and honoring our lost Emmons shipmates was enough incentive to keep the COVID pandemic from cancelling our reunion. On October 2nd, 113 shipmates, family and friends came together vi

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