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Sheldon H. Kinney

Washington, District of Columbia

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REAR ADMIRAL SHELDON H. KINNEY

Final Navy Honors and Committal Service will be held for RADM SHELDON KINNEY at the US Naval Academy Columbarium at 11:00 a.m. on January 21, 2005 in Annapolis, MD. RADM Kinney died December 11, 2004. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Rear...

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Admiral Kinney retired from his position as the President of the State University of New York Maritime College the year after I enrolled as a cadet in 1981. My father, who was also a SUNY college president, was asked by Sheldon to visit Maritime to meet him and his wife Lea.

I remember the drive down from upstate New York to the Bronx, as I was suffering from a terrible sunburn after being becalmed the day before in our family's small sloop on Skaneateles Lake. Nevertheless, I...

Admiral Kinney retired from his position as the President of the State University of New York Maritime College the year after I enrolled as a cadet in 1981. My father, who was also a SUNY college president, was asked by Sheldon to visit Maritime to meet him and his wife Lea.

I remember the drive down from upstate New York to the Bronx, as I was suffering from a terrible sunburn after being becalmed the day before in our family's small sloop on Skaneateles Lake. Nevertheless, I...

ALL I CAN SAY,HE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND I KNEW I WAS IN SAFE HANDS UNDER HIS COMMAND.

USS BRONSTEIN DE189 8TH REUNION SAVANNAH,GA. OCT. 6-8, 1994

USS Bronstein DE-189

While I had never met Admiral Kinney, I almost feel as though I knew him. My father, Theodore Cohen, served on the Bronstein, DE189 when he was 17 years old from it's original shakedown cruise, commissioning and eventual de-commissioning as one of the HFDF operators that tracked and triangulated the German U boats. My father told me many stories about the Bronstein's adventures, from sinking the subs that night to carrying the Polish gold and even the occasional game of chess with Cmdr....

The Captain is on the Bridge

As a junior Lieutenant on Radm Kinney's staff while deployed, in 1968, to WestPac on the USS Newport News, I filmed North Vietnamese shore batteries shooting at us and the USS Lynde McCormick. I gave the film to a reporter for the Huntley Brinkley Report and they were shown on the national newscast shortly thereafter. Since the film had not been released to all the other networks through proper channels, they inquired of the Pentagon about the release of the film. A message from the CNO...

Sheldon Kinney was an inspiration in my investigation about the DE 189 Bronstein later ROU 2 Artigas in Uruguay.
Thank you.
Wilman Fuentes.
Montevideo, Uruguay.