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USS Magoffin APA-199 Veterans Association

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This web page is dedicated to the USS Magoffin APA-199 and the vets who manned her.
1944-1946 / 1948-1968

The cover photo is the earliest we have of the Magoffin. This was taken during her shake down cruise in 1944. She is in Pacific Camo paint. Thanks to D.L. Henry, who was a member of the commissioning crew.

Hey Guys, get ready to go to Branson, Missouri for the Fall, 2016 reunion! Get the details in the Summer 2016 issue of the Magoffin Messenger is available (as well as all of the back issues) Click Here

See the particulars of the Branson Reunion. What will you see? What will you do? Click here for information and prices.


1950's Front Row - Thomas Haglage, Richard Phillips, Ronald Shreffler, Emmon Rogers

1950's Back Row - Emory Risley, Robert Mancuso, Ed Kopezynski, Al Poortvliet, Joe A. Ford, Mac Christy


1960's Front Row - Ray Furlow, Joseph Beninato, Forrest Albertson, Howard Wood, Dan Biggio, William Schulz

1960's Back Row - Jerry Miilbach, Michael Stein, James Earven, Jeff Eagon, Gale Rasmussen, Skip Wellman, Mike McGraw, Jack Donnell, L.G. Duncan, Clyde Alexander, Tom Lovett, Terry Little

Don Culpepper has provided us with over 900 photos from the Magoffin during the 66-67 time frame. Lots of great photos. Click here to see them.

Do you believe you were affected by Agent Orange while aboard the Magoffin? Thanks to the efforts of Richard Wood, BM2 the Magoffin is now on the Roster of "Agent Orange Alphabetized Ships List" on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.asp#M

This listing should make a claim much easier to process through the VA.

Thanks to Richard for his hard work to get this accomplished.
Asbestos on Navy Ships

Recently there has been a lot of publicity about Asbestos on ships and Mesothelioma (a specific form of lung cancer caused by asbestos. Click here to learn more about your legal rights if you were exposed.

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For membership signup or information, contact:
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Association Officers
  • Jim Earven
  • Mike Stein
    Vice President
  • Emmon Rogers
    Secretary-Newsletter Editor
  • Joe Beninato
  • Dick Dickenson
  • Chuck Whiteley
  • L.G. Duncan
    Master at Arms
  • Robert Taylor
  • Robert Youngs
  • Richard Phillips
  • Bill Berglin
  • Sam Rubin
    Past President
  • Ray Furlow
    Ships Store
  • Jerry Lopez
    Director/Webmaster Emeritus
  • Mac Christy
  • Terry Little

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    This site was last updated on August 23rd, 2016