Luosey, Michael, CAPT

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1958-1959, DESRON 8, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12
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1933 - 1960

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Jun 29, 1998
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Maine has a rich maritime history, and Bangor's native son, Captain Michael J. Luosey's distinguished Korean War record is part of that tradition.  The Bangor High Class of 1929 graduate was Deputy Commander Naval Forces Far East under Admiral Turner Joy.  Mike commanded the Korean Navy, and founded the modern Korean Marine Corps.  He was in command of all allied navies as the war got underway in 1950, and he ran the Inshore Blockade and Escort Force at the age of 38. On August 6, 1951, Korean President Syngman Rhee pinned the Republic of Korea Order of Merit on Commander Michael Joseph Luosey.  Since the beginning of the war in July 1950, Luosey was one of nine officers and men so honored.  On another occasion, he was awarded the Military Order of the Silver Star.

In his 31 years of service, Mike was the commanding officer of five of the nine ships he was onboard during his career.  He sailed on a survey ship, three destroyers, two battleships, two heavy cruisers, a supertanker, and was a Destroyer Squadron 8 Commander (two divisions), and Commander, Military Sea Transportation Service.

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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Portland (CA-33)US NavyUSS Sproston (DD-577)
USS Bordelon (DD-881)Commander Naval Forces Korea (CNFK)Naval War College (Faculty Staff)USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)
DESRON 8, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12
  1929-1933, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1933-1935, USS Portland (CA-33)
  1935-1937, USS Wickes (DD-75)
  1939-1940, USS California (BB-44)
  1940-1940, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1941-1943, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1943-1945, USS Sproston (DD-577)
  1945-1947, USS Bordelon (DD-881)
  1947-1950, USS Chicago (CA-136)
  1950-1952, Commander Naval Forces Korea (CNFK)
  1953-1954, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1955-1956, USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)
  1958-1959, DESRON 8, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12
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United States Naval Academy
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
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