El Paso (LKA 117) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1984

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a .1 ,.:f.f'A 'Jia Inn 'f vi if 3115! I L I ,ur 5:4 W3 5 1 1+- 4 vf' S9 , w if ff 1' 1 is 1 ' ' I , . gf 1 ,. , AS' .af rf' I W C V U05 Q THX uss EL PA so WS' Vw My ww PROFESSIONAL . . . AND PROUD O IT! TEAMWO K 1984 Q Qi' xv QT ' Aw W - ,N , xxgyi sk X, Xxs X SY Q xt 'R N fi is X5 w X X XX, Q X KN XX .X K5 x N Q XR X Xkigy Q Q X x S S X NSNX wg X 5 K x Q X wx 'N , W, EL S0'5 N W SKIPPER t i f if Z 23W 'E ff :swf , W r ,f Cake cutting, February 3, 1984 Captain Carl M Lind, Jr. Commanding Officer Eleven days before EL set E orgthe North Atlantic Captain Andrew J. Conklin was relieved by Captain Carl V. Lind Jr. as Commanding Officer of El Barco Magnificoi Captain Lind was born in Kane Pennsylvania and was raised in Danville Virginia. A 1961 graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. ln January 1962 Captain training in September Q1333. Captain Lind has been stationed at numerous locations with air squadrons and aboard aircraft carriers. His most recent assignment wax aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOVVEB QCVN-693 where he served as both Operations Officer and Navigator. An S-SA aviator Captain Lind is married to the former Miss Patricia A. Feldman of Danville. They reside in Virginia Beach with daughter Beth. Daughter Debbie and son Mark are attending college in Florida and Georgia. 11 Lind entered the A ' tio'n"Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned Ensign in April. l-le completed flight ' l A l f y l i REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT B. ROGERS COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS GROUP TWO Rear Admiral Rogers assumed command of Amphibious Group TWO on June 7, 1983. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with gold stars in lieu of second and third awards, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Combat HV" and gold star in lieu of second award. Rear Admiral Roners' first sea duty assignment was as Boat Commander with USS MONROVIA QAPA-31l, after which he attf 'the Naval Submarine School and served briefly aboard USS SABLEFISH QSS-3035. Other sea duty ag ,V include Executive Officer, USS RUFF QMSO-54l, untilxit's decommissioningg Comrggnding Officer, ,USS,gGQRr1OKlA CATA-18655 Commanding Officer, USS LA MOURE COUNTY QLST-1194lg Commanding gOff,icer,fUSfS1,fAUSTlN QLPD-453 and Commander, De- stroyer Squadron EIGHT. ' Y ' 'Fr 'ls 4 OLUD 16-18 February found us at Wilmington, North Carolina, bringing aboard 229 Ma- rines and their equipment. Deck Depart- ment insured a safe and smooth onload. With full cargo hoIds,fEL PA S0 departed Wilmington the morning of February 18 to begin the trek eastward. 6 l 5 N a. ' qw - f x Wo 7M xx XXX f Q X Qs XS QX v ww f 1 fa M Ziff W YW NS WX XXX wr NN NK X 14, ' 1, J ' 1 ' X Y I 'iw' , 5 ' L ,ZMQ . i ,,.. A : 12 , V W . if , W, W 'J , ' " V 4 1 s' I s K , f ffm' , K- ' . If , . . ' V M W ., WWW af 7 V f ff? W A " . 2: X A N x fl. ., x 57: gfkw-ff' X k Q S S Zig WY - 7 f , K Sl! , Z5 sw 'f wx -ef X 4 2 5 A V 5 9 BM3 Martin fleftj and ENS Leetz at after refuehng station Chuef x atlently for U E . N JS 1 is as ourh E X i 1 1 I 4. X' ' , ,-.N 54W ff I Z ,V Q l off gf 1? 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V. .L wx:-ne' ww-w,.f:,1f , , 31g:e1f1,fff:-2-If PQ:11t - pf,- . . 1 . . . 4 I I I 1 ' 1 A 1 1 Dressed in long johns, servants to Boreas Rex paint the Bull Nose A THEN GET THEIR OWN "BLUE NOSE . . . " E o E A bue Who ot aint on th deck? ng P BRA V0 Z UL U! BMSN Hardman BT2 Bledsoe EL PASO's Sailor Of The Quarter EL PASO's Petty Officer Of The Quarter BM2 Bartlett Ileftj and BM3 Baumgartner reenlist March 9th. ,ya ....,p9:, I U , fi' , . 9 ,Z ., , C0'5 VI IT , , my 3- -, .W ,Vx Q , f we , X 4 , w , shi U, '01, ww Following the offload of troops and equipment to the beach at Maiangen Fjord, Norway, Captain C Lind, LCDR Batten, LT Melhuish, Captain and JO1 Baron went ashore to meet O . of Troops embarked Glisson arranged 4- for a first class and Norwegian was and ' 5 Q , 'ff SX A Q , f Z Cap tain Lind ran into Mr. chapman Cox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, who was also touring the countryside. Mr. Cox visited EL PA S0 June 23, 1983, when the ship was in Beirut, Lebanon. I '15 1 I w S 5 I 1 1 4 1 f ,A- I 'Q 4 ,. I f i 5 ji 5 fl , Home of the Engineers. , - . ,Q- , ,. Ft?-T ' E. Captain Llnd 's driver whlle ashore dh' "BACKLOAD" LT Sellers, Captain Lind, M51 Ruel and MSCS Agunias cut the "HUMP- DAY" cake 4 V plete, EL PASO backlo 134 vehicles and all emb Marines in less than 24 n EL PASO's LCM Mike and Sixes were utilized tinuously, not only bri equipment back to EL P With "Teamwork '84" 1 E r I but to USS AUSTIN as v AND LET'S NOT FORGET I-IUN Maron 21, 1984, Halfway Hoi 1 fa--1 ,, ,.- Y M ,,.:.,,-,+-L-N-ef,H-A-a --4 ,4 1 V,---are 4.1 amz, Mfr- . ,f , 101.1 -,r-1:53-23-qiigy' .y:,f.f'i- xi,-175-qt -. - 1 1.2:-.gee , QL.. f- -, . - 41 R W 0 f ZW, . aw , 7 5: if . W1 X R if . M 1 J. 5 .L .Liv if-N i J ll Ja -Km fly, 'Z X' 1 1. if , ik - MV 1 'N 'qw 7 3 E! L - V' is 5- M 5' - -K 1 r W bn , 1 , s, ,LE I 'J XT A AZ ? f I W . 15' 2 2 31 23 3 4 3 1 S v 2' 2 5 X 2 i 2 I 1 Q, V71 4 , 1 , , . , , 1 v w Q N 3 Y W 1 A w w I x ,- X 'Wfvlbm X W ff 1 , f fx 1, Lf l ff f fl-mmm ,WW WM 7 ff wg f W, 1 x xx A 53.6 X ti Mrg While in visited the EL PASO. e to the crew over CCTV and was Guest of Honor at a luncheon held in the wardroom. 0 33. 65 a beer? We 'II all share this one 's21'E?'.-:RESSLF 7"f""'EEii2ife2:fai,' 1' ' 1- 'ff -V A t -W x-wks.,Ns:'R'-'rails-1.is:ri?:HEFi1'Ew11Efvii-qffrfsiir-'.'' .' .fJ'.i' .ILL .'1f-:'f-'-:- , ' I 1-mr.. .. Fwmbx, fy, .j1,. MM., . -, ,.,.,-sr,-:.vw:. - A L,-fg,,:Y- -. +L - ve, , ,- . -' iff: 1 - . - Rfli-'K' f r, K. w.fflr:.1r:ff-Q - 5 so 1111215-e5-'- ' rf Qu. , NA TIONA L COACH BOUSQUE T GOES OVER A PLAY A On March 29 the EL PASO Basket- ball Team and the USMC Team were pitted against two very ca- pable Norwegian Teams for a game played at a local Junior High School. The EL PASO Team gave it their best effort, but the Norwe- gians took advantage of their home court. The Marines handily defeated their opposition - 80- 40. Everyone was a winner that night - regardless of score! BASKETBALL USMC TEAM IN ACTION R 42 PHOTOS BY CDR DA VE MARTIN LIFE ON EL PASO . X-Q :m f- wf A 1 ,, f i 1 11 ,,,mu,,J i' Niiw , - wg . , N 36,5 X u I 4 A I ,I 'N ,, ,, 'A 1 Haw yTTE - 1' wwf' xxx 1 ,wwf V' Sw Na, pgs K. N X b X xg? W lo iff' is QQ: X X .A 14, rsh-1 ,si 5 Z 'R Q Q XS 'lla xx f ,f 'XX N. x WZ, M72 KK? s 3, HQIWW M2 Bartlett qfflgh tj and BM3 Bohl pose for photo. Below - one of hundreds of pubs offering Ho1VIand's most popular beer. . no U r-,: serv .- -A 4- 1- X--ew. -rg, ..-X . -L.: f 1: 3595.295-:., - A ' A Like any large city, Rotterdam has it's share of street vendors, traffic jams and hustle and bustle. At right, Mr. Junior, American Consul Generalfllotterdam passes through side boys. Mr. Junior and several other guests visited EL PASO April 6th. I 4 if F Pi! Consul General Junior passes through Side boys. l V 1 A I l i i 5 I 1 S'xi1?iQZi.i5.Q'IiQl6 E3St4:2Li1C5?'SZf-14.5-1T2f1Zl2"?iiisaTQZYBLSQli-?Fs'-153i?,fiZ:fiT1.1iffr'feFa1'fr.'7,GZ-Q-:iff Q.',...f-7"fK'1kTzi'i??e3vLi'iG's 5T.f?iK-ff-T45-F241-Y.?ES'S DE-SEi'?E'2i'F.4?i'i'-,IT 71439111 L1 cz . . Joi: , . X o ii GJ E. . J 21 s 1 Q 55 . is HF nw Vx ' ,uavkq TWOALLBEEFPA TTIE SSPE CIA LSA UCE LE TTUCE CHEESE PICKLE ONIONSONASESA MESE EDBUN in Rotter- dam ?' Rotterdam not only had one McDonalds, but several along with Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and numerous other AMERICAN fast-foodrestauran ts.i Eating fries and drinking coke along with a cheesburger brought' us all a little closer to home. R a l l R ' SQ!! f 7 4 W fx f Y I A V 5' S I E ii 1 i I i Qs M E, I lr i ia +J":Q- , L :El-.2.,',j ' A J www .si XY f. f-lf! , H 'L . POR T IMNNMW I Rox, an ff E Z W ' yf Q' ,W - I 4? Q f ' 0 Z f .1 A , A W X X fa-'ix fl www . W, MWA. X S f W X 1 7 xxx f if I X wh, ww. XX f, hw v , , 7' Mx, ,f 1 fl- ? if Above, constables write-up minor accident report. Below left, OSSN Sorensen examines local monument. Right, SH2 Gingerich poses outside hand-carved doors of an English Pub. 'N 4 1 A Above and Below left, hundreds of War Memorials are scattered throughout Portsmouth. Below right, LTJG Barker is all smiles as the hour-long ride on the liberty boat to Fleet Landing begins. WZ A1 if We fww Mm ! I 'v,,f!,,k ,, SQ, 1 M' W1 w --N N Nm MM - Y 1 M? 4 , W V W fb r-:A rf-1 V ff,a-- ,A f Ei! -.44 in va y YN, f 1' ' 'f J if ug, 0 'W . V we FIM' 411 W 1 . U if, L X, 0' 1 ,. A g,,, fini' "' ' ,,w,.f xt rg f , ,, ' w, .. 1 f, 1 7 2 V ,wi ., he Rx- f ma iff. f X ' 4, 'V' ' V , 21" 7 -X 1 J, 2 -me li 74 s MW xx -1 SSSQY X , Uyfgfwawf x ,.-N .wg 1 x ' K ff W -W , , .,,f XM Uhr' fra f - N fr5i,,f ' , Q x , ffm-akiyg . xxx, , , A X f- .Q - uw W 5,55 Zifl-Sifx:-,f ' , 1 ax N.: . 0 ,X 'Q X 7" f Q E z sp Z :Q ' 2 , QA . ,m.. 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Hx- ., 5 - 5: 1 A- Y, ,4 ' .QQTE---,JL-,'.-T4 f , J A -in ,E AR ADMIRALS i ' ,a vlslr A days our of Wilmington, RADM Rogerslsee page 41 visited EL PASO. During his visit, RADM Rogers reenlisted E T3 Hillman for four years, frocked E T3 Williams to E T2 and presented the Enlist- ed Surface Warfare Award to MSCS Agunias, BM1 ,Bourassa, EM1 Deguzman, MS1 Escritor and SK1 Ma- Iari in a awards ceremony held on the messdecks - broadcast over CCTIL In the Wardroom, RADM Rog- ers presented the Surface Warfare Officer Award to LTJG Benson, LTJG Johnson, Ens. Archer, Ens. Con- nors and Ens. Simmons. ESWS Recipients Iclock wisej MSCS Agunias, MS1 Escritor, BM1 Bourassa, EM1 Deguzman and' SK 1 Malari. E.S. IMS. SWO's ibottom righti ENS Connors, ENS Simmons and ENS Archer fbelowj LTJG Johnson, LTJG Benson. APRIL 22-26 26 APRIL 1984 i i X 2, .gamma , .-,..-.. f:'?T:,lf'Q- ., ff I ,J-l,j2f::,f'LL::1EiV?i':1. ' R+ .Marines fly a kite . .1,: V 2 " I bv X . ., is A I USMC bids CPO's farewell Frenchy bakes hisrlast loaf USMC bids P01'S farewell - USMC bids Wardroom Qarewell Easter Bunny visits EL PASO UFFLOAD - f .A.4-...?,.,,sQ-,....2.,, . 3. 2 WILMING TOM NC o ' ' ' fHf'TT:Qf'.- ' ,, . t ' A , - ' " ' 1 'L"' 2?1'2'f'3?5"f-Fi - fi '-1 "Y . 51.541 -1, A , k - V1-yE,3,,f1.,' ,2-:seo f,,?2,,f,:2-,iv-.g4,.:,.- ., , ' I -' H " 3, .5 7,1-if iii?-Q5T5f3SE1:i2lr'. ' I ,V - . 1 g,y1f:-:1':,:6e:a.44-a--.2'.:. , , f- eff-5,:.fa,,,a,, 2.22- A-, f f 7 W , XZ , ff: 7 f ff, if X f Y W W 96 1 k Vlfgln f0 N0 1 W Q fn W w W W f, hfm' ga 5 X wx r R. 1 Xe X XXXSWW1, , 'Q ,A - S 91 f kgsfg g pq 39 ' 913977 X. 7,,!,f,Q: ft V Xiiihiwv, ri mx 4 ,fax Xi X ,XX XX Xw X X . 1 , T 3.35" ., t X - M my XXQXQ -. , XX X XXX X X .N XXX-W WWX M W XXX XX XXX S X M XXQX 9 W wwf X Q Y, :xx X X X m I xv zu' Y X XX ' X ,N 'X xmw ' XXX X 5 . X .-xx A X . X, f XX K XG X' XR X : X, 1 X Y Xi XX XXXX-5 N S XQ Xx COPE BARON IEXCEPTR241 BY: .101 ,JAMESSCOTT B ARUN 51 .:, . , A - 1 . , . V , . . ' W if +'?f1?i::, -. . . . - ' . V, 'JyFjf.5l'55'51?-.1aE-SAiEg!,g-, - . , - . . . -, , fy A3gg5g.:1,:4'nA 1: . .M Makeit 3 paint tonnd0 somefhing every d3y that yoUndon'i n want This is the golden rule nfor acqqifing theqhabitn of doing nyour'fdutyfwithQl1f n n I 0 I A f f - A ' Mark Twain R i 1 n 3 E 4 1 1 Q l I i E , 4


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