Ybarra, Tony, HM2

Hospital Corpsman
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Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
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HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1953-1954, HM-0000, USS Gen Simon B. Buckner (AP-123)
Service Years
1950 - 1954
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Country: Korea
Location: Pusan, Inchon, So Cho Ri.
Tokyo, Yamakura, Sasebo,
Yokosuka, Yokohama, 

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  1951-1953, HM-0000, USS Consolation (AH-15)

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October / 1951

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June / 1953

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Petty Officer Third Class

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 USS Consolation (AH-15) Details

USS Consolation (AH-15)
                              Hull number AH-15

Haven Class Hospital Ship:
  • Laid down as SS Marine Walrus, a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-B2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 746) at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 1 August 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 30 August 1944
  • Converted to a Hospital Ship at Bethlehem Steel Co., Hoboken, N.J.
  • Commissioned USS Consolation (AH-15), 22 May 1945, CDR. Preston S. Tambling in command
  • During the Korean War USS Consolation (AH-15) participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression 
    16 August to 15 September 1950 
    18 September to 2 November 1950
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive 
    6 October to 27 November 1951
    Communist China Aggression 
    3 November 1950 to 24 January 1951
    Second Korean Winter 
    28 November to 31 December 1951 
    24 February to 30 April 1952
    Inchon Landing 
    15 to 17 September 1950
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952 
    1 May to 13 June 1952 
    5 October to 20 November 1952
    First UN Counter Offensive 
    25 January to 21 April 1951
    Third Korean Winter 
    9 December 1952 to 22 January 1953 
    9 February to 17 March 1953 
    4 to 30 April 1953
    Communist China Spring Offensive 
    22 April to 19 May 1951
    Korea Summer-Fall 1953 
    1 to 20 May 1953
  • Decommissioned, 30 December 1955
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Leased, 16 March 1960 to the People to People Health Foundation, renamed SS Hope
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1974
  • Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for scrapping, 1 September 1974 and scrapped in 1975
  • USS Consolation earned 10 battle stars for Korean war service

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2015
My Photos For This Unit
Marine Helicopter on deck
USS Consolation AH-15
Patients aborad
Military patient aboard Consolation
6 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Consolation (AH-15)

Culver, Franklin, PO2, (1951-1954) HM HM-8496 Petty Officer Second Class
Lange, Estelle E Kalnoske, CDR, (1935-1955) OFF 290X Lieutenant Commander
Allen, Ralph, PO1, (1950-1954) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Gardner, Charles, PO1, (1952-1956) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Omer, CAPT, (1947-1989) DK Petty Officer Second Class
Overacker, Carlton, HN Hospitalman

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