Vernon H. Paschke

Vernon Paschke

Mr. Paschke served in the Korean War.

He joined the U.S. Navy on January 10, 1953. Mr. Paschke was assigned to a submarine base, attended sonar school, and was stationed on the USS Hollidaysburg (PCS 1385, Patrol Craft Sweeper). In early 1956, he was transferred to the USS Sanderling (MHC-49), a YMS-1-class minesweeper and served there until his discharge on January 10, 1957.

His rank was Sonarman 3rd Class.

Mr. Paschke was born in 1932 in Faribault County, Minnesota, the son of Fremont G. and Dorothy Paschke. He graduated from high school in 1951.

Source: Veterans’ Memorial Hall veteran history form; veteran’s account (below)

“Went into Navy January 10, 1953. Basic training: Great Lakes, Illinois. After basic and a stint as security at Great Lakes, to a ship, Key West, Florida, PCS 1385 and submarine base. Sonar School. We trained with submarines. Early 1956, I got transferred to USS Sanderling MHC-49 and served until January 10, 1957, and discharge.

“I was very proud to serve my country, even in a very small way.”

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