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|45k||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
|103k||1944: location unknown - She is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 6D.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #19-N-95181 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|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)
|671k||circa late 1950's: Key West, Fla. - An undated photo of a change of command ceremony being held on the pier head at Trumbo Annex, U.S. Naval Station, Key West,
Fla. On the left are Huse (DE 145) with Snowden
(DE 246) behind her. On the right are Howard D. Crow (DE 252) with Greenwood (DE 679) tied up behind her.
(Photo #MM00039629x from the Wright Langley Collection, courtesy of the Florida Keys Public Libraries)
England, United Kingdom
|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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