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USS Magoffin APA-199 Veterans Association
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 thanks to the family of Lawrence C. Schubert of Marshfield, WI. This photo was taken during her visit to the Whang-Poo River in Shanghai, China shortly after the end of WW-II.
There is an interesting article on the internet about World War II veteran Donald Hughes and his experiences aboard the Maggoffin at Guam and at Okinawa Click here to read this article.
The Summer 2016 issue of the Magoffin Messenger is available (as well as all of the back issues) Click Here
The next reunion will be in San Diego, California May 9th through May 13, 2018. The event will be hosted by Mike & Doris Stein and should be a wonderful experience.
You can book your rooms at a special price by clicking on this link - Holiday Inn San Diego Bay Side
The group rate is available for three days pre and post event based on room availability via the provided link or contact hotel reservations directly at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside. Call 1(619) 224-3621, ask for reservations (Ext: 701) or call toll free (in USA only) 1(800) 662-8899.
The link goes to the standard reservations page with your group code preloaded. Your individual guests need to input their arrival and departure dates which need to fall with-in the group contract dates (+/- 3 days) and click "Check Availability" to go to the group's specific rate and availability page. From there they will select a room type that they prefer and input their personal details to complete the reservation (please scroll down to see all available room types). Your guests may also use their IHG Rewards number with the group rate.
Be sure to see Mike Steins letter to the crew about this reunion. Click here
Groups from the 2016 reunion in Branson, Missouri
The men who served aboard in the 1950's
The men who served aboard in the 1960's
The women who share thier lives with the men of the Magoffin
To see Mike Stein's photos of the reunion Click Here
To see Cindy Duncan's photos of the reunion Click Here
To see Terry Little's photos of the reunion Click Here
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.
This site was last updated on July 22, 2017