This Memorial is dedicated to
PFC Leonard Foster Mason, USMC,
USS Leonard F. Mason DD-852, and
all it's deceased crew members.






Commissioned 28 June 1946 - Decommissioned 2 November 1976

 USS Leonard F. Mason was regunned in 1950

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One of her many visits to Hong Kong, China

After 30 years services in the United States Navy.
She served another 22 years in the Taiwan Naval
Sui Yany DDG 926.


Commissioned January 1978 ~ decommissioned 16 February 2000

Dear Paul, I wanted to tell you, the day they
de-commissioned the Sui Yang
DDG-926, Taiwan Navy,

February 16 was also Mothers Birthday.
Isn't that a coincidence. 

~ Joyce ~



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PFC Leonard F. Mason, USMC
22 February 1920 - 23 July 1944

Buried at Sea

Buried at Sea Oh South Pacific Ocean,
Thy depth I do not know
But o'er a precious loved one
Thy blue waters ever flow.

However great thy depth may be
Our love goes deeper yet.
Though long we live upon this earth
We never shall forget.

He volunteered to go and fight,
Along with many others.
They bade goodbye to loved ones dear,
To fathers and to mothers.

Thousands died on foreign soil
And many died at sea,
That freedom's flag might ever wave
O'er the land of liberty.

In our hearts there's a silent prayer,
Now that the battle has been won,
May he not have died in vain
Our beloved brother and son.

The poem above was written by
Edith (Mason) Cawood
1 February 1918 - 3 March 1998
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NAVY AND MARINE MEDAL OF HONOR

In memory of my brother, Leonard Foster Mason, PFC US Marine Corps World War II who died July 23, 1944 during enemy action on Guam. He was awarded the Medal of Honor. USS Leonard F. Mason was commissioned in 1946. It was the rescue ship that picked up Neal Armstrong and David Scott when Gemini 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

Edith (Mason) Cawood 

Submitted by Kimberly Reed granddaughter of Edith (Mason) Cawood.


Alphabetical list of deceased shipmates

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z




ABBAS, HARVEY
AINSWORTH, WILSON D.
ALEXANDER JR, DAWSON
ALSOVER, JAMES E.
BACON, GEORGE
BALYNAS, JOE

BEATTY, RON 
BEGLEY, BILL
BOWMAN, DEAN W.
BRADFORD, DELBERT
BRAY, RAYMOND GLENN
BROOKS, CHARLES F.
BRUNER, RALPH
BULLEN, GEORGE S.
BURRELL, JAMES M.
BUTTRICK, GEORGE
BYOUS, JAMES R.
CARPENTER, BEN 
CARROLL, JOE
CASPARI, WILLIAM J.
CHRISTMAS, RICHARD T.
COBURN, JACK F.
COLE, GORDON
CRABTREE, JESSE L
CROWLEY, RALPH
CRUIKSHANK, GLEN S.
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN C.
DANIELSON, JAMES
DAVID, L.W.
DENNINGFIELD, ELMER
DEATON,  JOHN
DEPPERMAN, RICHARD L.
DOBIAS, ALOLPH 
DOSS, BRUCE
EICHSTEDT, JOHN H.
ELLIOTT  JR, CLAUDE R.

ELLIS, WILLIAM
ERWIN, GENE
FERRITER, JOHN B.
FLAGEOLLE, ALBERT R.
FONTENOT, CHARLES G.
FROST, EARL
FURAS, JAMES
GEPPERT, LOUIS
GOBLE, FRANK
GOLNICK, JEROME
GRAHAM, WILLIAM
GRAHAM, RALPH E.
GRAZIONI, PHILIP J.
HAGEN, RAYMOND J.
HAYWORTH, BILL
HAZEN, ALLEN
HENDERSON, ROY A.
HESS, LEO C.
HEWES, R. M.
HINSON, GEORGE E.
JOHNSON, NEPHI
JORGENSEN, M.D.
KEELER, OWEN F.
KELLY, MICHAEL J. 
KOESTER, EDWARD S.
LARSON, RAYMOND D.
LINDBLOOM SR, SHERMAN

MARION, JOE
MAYO, BOYCE
MCCAHEY, HUBERT D. 
MCDONALD, RICHARD L.
MCNERNEY, DICK
MESTAS, JOHN
MORWAY, WILLIAM J.
MURRAY, JOHN C.
NESTER, JOHN B.
NEUGEBAUER, EDDIE J.
OPDYKE, JOHN "DAVE" 
PIERCE, WILLIAM
PIERMARINI, RICHARD
RAUTHE, CARL EDWARD
REED, HAROLD "SHORTY"
RUSK, KENNETH
SALAZAR, ARTHUR
SEIFERT, TOM
SETSER, LESTER E. G.
SETZER, B. W.
SHELBOURN, HAROLD
SHIRTS, GLEN
SIMMONS, CLARENCE E.
SPIVEY, HARRY
STANLEY, ROBERT L.
STIERNAGLE, HARLAN
STOHS, EDWARD
SUGRUE, EDWARD
TENNISON, RICHARD G.
THERRELL, ROY
TUBBS, CHAD
WATTERS, CHARLES L.
WEGNER, LEO M. 
WEILER, J. S.
WILLIAMS, JAMES
WILSON,EARL
YOUNG CLARK



Requiescat in pace!

May they rest in peace


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