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|8k||Frank Greenwood was born to Harry and Laura Greenwood in Methuen, Mass. on 10 January 1915. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an Apprentice Seaman at Boston, Mass. on 17
July 1940. He received his initial training aboard USS Arkansas (BB 33). Upon completion of training his enlistment terminated under honorable conditions. He was appointed
Midshipman, received training at the Naval Reserve Midshipman's School at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and commissioned as an Ensign on 12 December 1940. He was assigned to
the Fifth Naval District awaiting transportation to his new assignment aboard the USS Erie (PG 50). While on active duty as the Gunnery Officer aboard Erie he
was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Lt. (j.g.) Greenwood was killed in action with the enemy U-boat U-163 on 12 November 1942 when his ship, Erie
was torpedoed while on convoy duty in the Caribbean theater of operation.
USS Greenwood (DE 679) (1943-1967) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo Courtesy of the USS Greenwood DE 679 historian John Lorence)
|27k||undated wartime image||John Lorence,
In Memory of Harry Welsh Y3c/USN
|78k||1947: underway off Key West, Fla.||John Lorence and
Ken Knudsen (S1c, USN)
|106k||1948: Greenwood and USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) moored at Key West,
Fla. (Notice difference in hull number style, Robinson
remains with WWII style numbers, while Greenwood has been repainted to modern numbers.)
|38k||undated postwar image||-|
|31k||undated postwar image||John Lorence and
Frank Coleman (EM1, USN)
|94k||January 1967: Newport, R.I. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)||Richard Leonhardt|
|View the USS Greenwood (DE 679) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
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