"USS DYSON DD-572 Member of the "Little Beaver Squadron" Destroyer Squadron 23

Service in WW II 1943-1945
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Captain A. Burke
(31 Knot Burke)
"Little Beaver Squadron"
Fleet Captain

Captain R.A. Gano
USS Dyson

Dec. 1942 - Mar. 1944


Captain L. E. Ruff
USS Dyson

Mar. 1944 - Aug. 1945


Captain V. P. Healey

USS Dyson

Aug. 1945 - Jun. 1946


LT. W. J. Murray

USS Dyson

Dec. 1942 - Dec. 1945


Donald Verduin GM3C

USS Dyson

Sept. 1944 - Apr. 1946


Ship Reunions


October 20, 2010 Branson, Missouri


Boone Kemp (top left) and six of his World War II shipmates gathered together last week for their ship reunion in Branson, Missouri. The USS Dyson (DD572), a destroyer built in Orange, Texas, served throughout the Pacific Ocean, from the South Pacific to Okinawa. This warship served with other destroyers in what was known to "Tokyo Rose" as the "Little Beaver" squadron. After the ship reunion was over, Boone, his son David and wife Ginger of Austin, spent a few more days in Branson attending some of the well-known shows and celebrating Boone's 87th birthday.

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