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Asa Wayne Arrington photograph collection, 1925-1999

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Title
Asa Wayne Arrington photograph collection
Dates
1925-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0428
Summary
The Asa "Wayne" Arrington photograph collection consists of 207 images including a handful of black and white photographs from WWII taken from 1943 to 1946 and include shots of Wayne Arrington in uniform, the crew on the deck of the USS Currier (DE-700), and images of Wayne and his brother Leonard from Oran, Algeria in July, 1944. The remaining photographs, taken between 1992 and 1999, are large group pictures taken at U.S.S. Currier reunions. Arrington appears in many of these images.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Asa Wayne Arrington was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on May 10, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Currier (DE 700) during WWII where he participated in the invasion of South France and Iwo Jima. After the conclusion of his service in 1946, Arrington attended college and worked as a book keeper. He died on March 31, 2005 and is buried in Twin Falls. His older brother was Leonard James Arrington, former Professor at Utah State University and Mormon historian.

The reunion photographs were taken in 1992, 1996, 1997, and 1999.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The USS Currier (DE-700), a U.S. Navy destroyer, was launched on October 14, 1943 and decommissioned on April 4, 1960. The ship played a major role in WWII, participating in the 1944 assault on Southern France and the invasion of Iwo Jima. During her service, the ship supplied troops, transported soldiers and prisoners of war, escorted convoys, and patrolled coastlines. The Currier received two battle stars for service in WWII and one for service in the Korean War. The crew of the Currier meets every year for a reunion.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Asa "Wayne" Arrington photograph collection consists of a handful of black and white photographs from WWII taken from 1943 to 1946 and include shots of Wayne Arrington in uniform, the crew on the deck of the USS Currier (DE-700), and images of Wayne and his brother Leonard from Oran, Algeria in July, 1944. The remaining photographs, taken between 1992 and 1999, are large group pictures taken at U.S.S. Currier reunions. Arrington appears in many of these images.

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Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Asa Wayne Arrington photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0428; Asa Wayne Arrington photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0428, USUSCA.

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1:01 through 1:04:  WWII photographs, 1943-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
Box Folder
1 1
1:01:01: Crew on the deck of the USS Currier.
Image features sailors, gathered around Sanford Laidman, on the deck of the U.S.S. Currier (DE-700). Written on the back of the photograph is “Sanford Laidman receiving Presidential Unit Station from his 1st ship. Picture taken on DE 700."
1 1
1:01:02: Unidentified sailor in uniform
1943
1 1
1:01:03: Unidentified sailor in uniform
1943
1 1
1:01:04: Asa Wayne Arrington and Walter Tapitza walking in San Francisco
1946

1:02:05 through 1:02:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs, 1992-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 2
Box Folder
1 2
1:02:05: USS Currier DE 700-Reunion 1992, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Front Row: John Baker, Bob Comer, Bill D. White; Second Row: Avery Harwell, Eugene Watson, Ken Steele, Max Johnson, William Wallace, Sanford Laidman, Wendell Salisbury, Edward Martin, Robert Frazier, Delmar Halblaub, Jim Schaller, Frank Moore, Ken Shaner; Third Row: Arnold Gregory, Bob Burcham, Reedie Clark, George Moore, Bill G. White, Ray Stirsman, Julian Christie, Bernie Schneider, Robert Zimmerly, Paul Kerscher, David Lockhart, C.J. Grant, Morris Rae, Roy Williams, Sammy Pike; Fourth Row: Charles Rector, Eugene Smith, John Keitz, Jim Conroy, Richard Henkel, Jim Graham, Albert DeWinne, Noel Hudgens, Charles Newell, Fred Vollbrecht, Cecil Medford, Eddie Melton, James Metcalf, Lawrence Puccetti, Travis Johnson, Don Smith, Carl Caffarel, John Willenmyer; Fifth Row: Thomas Henderson, Don Quimby, Jesse Mason, Chester Fast, Walter Moore, Oliver Zimmerly, George Hinnah, Travis Norris, Melvin Whitley, John Springer, Roger Wisecup.
1992
1 2
1:02:06: USS Currier DE 700, San Diego
Front Row: John Baker, Wayne Arrington, William Wallace, James Monroe Dale; Back Row: Stan Peach, William J. Boczany, Walter Tapitza, Philip Tomkinson. Unidentified newspaper article attached to back, reads: “Four Navy Veterans Are Awarded Meals.” Issuance of four more World war (sec) II victory medals to Magic Valley veterans was announced Saturday by cQM Edgar F. Palmer, recruiter in charge of the Twin Falls navy station. Receiving these medals were Dwight John William Burgener Jerome, Asa Wayne Arrington, route 3, Twin Falls; Donald Clifton Rush, route 2, Buhl; and Frederick Russell Osgood, Hansen.
September 14, 1996
1 2
1:02:07: USS Currier DE 700, San Antonio, Texas, Outside, includes Asa Wayne Arrington
September, 1997
1 2
1:02:08: USS Currier DE 700, 6th Reunion San Antonio, Texas
Front Row: Stanley W. Peach, Morris B. Rae, Sanford Laidman, Charles E. Hendrix, James Monroe Dale, Wayne Arrington; Middle Row: Alfred W. Johnson, William J. Boczany, Thomas Henderson, Walter Tapitza, Gerald D. Kasper, ?; Back Row: Joseph W. Homovec, George L. Thurlow, John Barnhardt, Richard Henkel.
September, 1997
1 2
1:02:09: USS Currier DE 700, 9th Reunion Gatlinburg, TN
Richard Johnson, Donald Call, Gerald Rogers, Charles Hendrix, George Thurlow, Richard (Illegible), John Barnhardt, Steiens?, Rusty Nichils?, Dale Sparrow.
September, 1999
1 2
1:02:10: USS Currier DE 700, 9th Reunion Gatlinburg, TN
Front Row: John Doyle, Stanley Peach, Morris Rae; Back Row: Richard Henkel, Vinson Criswell, John Keitz, Sanford Laidman, William Drohan, Tom Henderson, and Alfred Johnson.
September, 1999

1:03:01 through 1:03:50:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, September 1996, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

1:04:01 through 1:04:16:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, September 1996, Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4

1:05:01 through 1:05:09:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from 91' and 95', 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

1:06:01 through 1:06:10:  Wayne Arrington with scrapbooks, Wayne and Roger, Homovec and Laidman, Tapitza's home, September 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

1:07:01 through 1:07:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

1:08:01 through 1:08:08:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

1:09:01 through 1:09:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

1:11:01 through 1:11:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Antonio, 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 11

1:12:01 through 1:12:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 12

1:13:01 through 1:13:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 13

1:14:01 through 1:14:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 14

1:15:01 through 1:15:10:  Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 15

1:16:01 through 1:16:10:  Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City, 1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 16

1:17:01 through 1:17:02:  Hanger Deck of Yorktown, Patriots Point, South Carolina, 1992-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 17

1:18:01 through 1:18:02:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs, Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 18

:  Wayne Arrington Scrapbook, 1925Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 19
Box Folder
1 19
1:19:01: Wayne Arrington in front of the home he was born in, Twin Falls, Idaho
circa 1950
1 19
1:19:02: "Elder Merrill boiling my clothes"
1925
1 19
1:19:03: Wayne Arrington at USU Graduation
1951
1 19
1:19:04: Wayne Arrington on U.S.S. Courier DE 700
1944
1 19
1:19:05 through 1:19:10: Wayne and Leonard Arrington in Oran, Algeria
July 1944