I am Jerry Bellor and Brig. Gen Nickolas Herkimer was my 6th great uncle.
While conducting research on my family tree I came across the USS Oriskany.
I had no idea that they had named a ship no less a carrier after the battle and my great relative.
I look forward to learning more about the ship, her mission and the crew.
on another note* I served on the USS COOK DE/FF-1083 as a Machist Mate 2nd class PO 1983-87. My father Gerald Bellor served as a QM2 on board the USS Bennington CV-20/ CVA-20/ CVS-20 1954-60.