Guide to the Asa Wayne Arrington photograph collection
1925-1999

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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. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

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 Note

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 Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

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

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.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in December of 2012

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by Asa Wayne Arrington in 2004

Related Materials :  

For additional Wayne Arrington images see the Leonard Arrington photograph collection P0316

Bibliography :  

Detailed Description of the Collection

1:01 through 1:04:  WWII photographs, 1943-1946
Container(s)
Description
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1 1
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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

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

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1:03:01 through 1:03:50:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, September 1996, 1996
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box
folder
1 3

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1:04:01 through 1:04:16:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, September 1996
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box
folder
1 4

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1:05:01 through 1:05:09:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from 91' and 95', 1991-1995
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box
folder
1 5

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1:06:01 through 1:06:10:  Wayne Arrington with scrapbooks, Wayne and Roger, Homovec and Laidman, Tapitza's home, September 1996
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box
folder
1 6

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1:07:01 through 1:07:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, 1996
Container(s)
box
folder
1 7

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1:08:01 through 1:08:08:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Diego, 1991-1995
Container(s)
box
folder
1 8

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1:09:01 through 1:09:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1992
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box
folder
1 9

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1:11:01 through 1:11:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from San Antonio, 1997
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box
folder
1 11

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1:12:01 through 1:12:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996
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box
folder
1 12

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1:13:01 through 1:13:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996
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box
folder
1 13

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1:14:01 through 1:14:10:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996
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box
folder
1 14

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1:15:01 through 1:15:10:  Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City, 1996
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box
folder
1 15

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1:16:01 through 1:16:10:  Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City, 1996
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box
folder
1 16

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1:17:01 through 1:17:02:  Hanger Deck of Yorktown, Patriots Point, South Carolina, 1992-1993
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box
folder
1 17

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1:18:01 through 1:18:02:  U.S.S. Currier Reunion Photographs
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box
folder
1 18

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Wayne Arrington Scrapbook, 1925
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1 19
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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

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Subjects

Subjects

  • Arrington, Asa Wayne, 1925-2005 -- Photographs
  • Currier (Destroyer escort) -- Crew -- Reunions -- Photographs
  • Reunions -- Photographs
  • Currier (Destroyer escort) -- Crew -- Photographs
  • Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum -- Photographs
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Photographs

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