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George Mason
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George E. Mason USSWEISS@aol.com
Founder & Historian
USS Weiss APD 135 Association
USS Weiss APD 135 FIFTH REUNION  location  Buffalo N.Y 

 date  Sept. 4-8 2001

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Married to Marie Kostalos 1950 Children-Stephen-Lyn-Scott

    I tried to enlist in the U.S.Navy at the age of 16, but was refused, until I turned 17 November, 1947. Received Boot Training at Great Lakes N.T.C, Camp Barry Co.162.
    Other duty stations included:
    New London Submarine Base
    USS Weiss APD 135
    Honorably Discharged 19 Nov. 1951
    USN, SN

    After being discharged ("after the Truman Year") in November 1951, 1 started employment at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a shipbuilder. Three of the ships I helped build was the USS Saratoga CVA 60 Independence CVA 62
    Constellation CVA 64
    I was very proud going on the first Sea Trials of all three carriers. With the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in 1967 1 transferred to the Philadelphia Navy Yard (relocated to Marlton, NJ) until retirement in 1973.
    The remainder of my working years I was employed by a large supermarket and retired and last but not least employed and retired from the Board of Education.

    I am a Member of a number of Military Organizations to mention a few,

    • USS Weiss APD 135 Association
    • Tin Can Sailors
    • Destroyer Escort Sailors Assoc.
    • American Legion
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Korean War Veterans Assoc. (KWVA)
    • NAVetsUSA.com

    My time is spent now being a Historian for the USS Weiss APD 135 Association
    and also still looking for shipmates who served aboard. I have so far, found over 200 shipmates. The USS Weiss served in World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam.

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