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Pages reflecting the haze-gray, die- sel-Navy bean existence, all seven months of it, may help us to realize that our cruise had its memorable moments. Scattered through the many weeks of unglamorous treks from Da Nang ' s busy harbor to the isolation of Cua Viet, were the moments of laughter and fun in Subic Bay and Hong Kong. In contrast to the stormy weather, the work, and the monotony, was the laugh- ter during the tug-o-war. How long is seven months; long enough for some to grow up a little, long enough to miss home very much, long enough for ELKHORN to complete her twenty-sixth year of continuous active service. But a short time indeed realizing that 1943, the year of the ship ' s commissioning, Betty Grable was a mere twenty-seven. Ask any old salt about Betty Grable when she wasn ' t fifty- four. She delivered. Ask any old salt about ELKHORN when she wasn ' t twenty- seven. They both survive; Betty with her legs intact, ELKHORN with ensign flying, sail- ing a fragile world covered by the seven seas, still steaming and delivering for peace that may lie just over the horizon. HISTORY OF USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) USS ELKHORN, named for the Elkhorn River that flows through Nebraska, was launched 15 May 1943 atCargill Shipyard, Savage, Minnesota. During WWII, ELKHORN served throughout the Atlantic and Pacific. Wherever Allied Forces needed her vital cargo, ELK- HORN would be found. The Korean Conflict again saw ELKHORN doing her part. Valiantly she plied the ocean delivering gasoline products and water in support of freedom. After the Korean Con- flict, ELKHORN had varied assignments. She made runs to Point Barrow, Alaska, Operation Hardtack with the Marine Corps, and operations in the Antarctic. April 1967 again saw ELKHORN in the role to which she had become accustomed, supporting the Allied cause. When the Allied Forces came to the aid of the Republic of South Viet Nam, ELKHORN was called upon to do her duty. The present cruise began 29 August 1969 when ELKHORN left Pearl Harbor, The first stop was Roi Namur in the Marshall Islands. ELKHORN was the first Navy ship to call at Roi Namur in four years. The island residents raised $1300 and held a party in honor of ELK- HORN ' s arrival. The party will long be remembered. A stop at Eni- wetok to deliver fuel, a stop in Guam for water and ammunition, and then on to Viet Nam. Arriving in Da Nang 24 September, ELKHORN began delivering fuel to the I Corps area. 19 October saw ELKHORN underway for Subic Bay, R.P., for an upkeep period. Subic is one of ELKHORN ' s favorite ports and it was enjoyed. 12 November saw ELKHORN hard at work in Viet Nam. Hong Kong on 17 December was a welcome break in the routine. Hong Kong — the shopper ' s paradise. From Hong Kong, ELKHORN steamed for Subic Bay, arriving the day after Christmas. After ten days in Subic Bay, ELKHORN returned to Viet Nam for the last time. One month on the line and ELKHORN got underway for home — Pearl Harbor. A short stop in Guam for voyage repairs, and then on to Pearl. 12 March saw a happy and well-satis- fied crew. They had completed another cruise; they were home. Amid the laughter and rejoicing of the returned crew, ELKHORN stood Si- lent: SHE HAD DELIVERED. BREAK OUT THE HOSES - YOG ASTERN Rigging hoses There she is Splash ALONGSIDE SS HAMPTON ROADS MORE HOSES TO RIG 1 ON DECK -THE LIQUID CARGO GANG r-S ' lW ril Fire hoses get in the way PAINT THE TANK TOPS AGAIN? Don ' t sit down SMILE! It ' s grey boats What are you smiling at. Miller? Where ' s the boat? 10 HOLD STARBOARD 11 MAIL ' S BACK 12 FINISHED THAT ONE EASY 13 is m. Thoughts of Home ' ««« Hard at work 14 I PUTT, PUTT, PUTT, PUTT 15 IN THE HOLE Keep your eye on that guage Don ' t let go 16 Full Power Trial COOL AIR AT LAST 17 Beards? What Beards? 18 KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE On the fantall On the bridge 19 Men of Steel 20 WORKING ON THE ENGINES 21 On the Bridge Telephone Talker Conference 22 CHEF? 23 In the Laundry 24 Electrician at work What ' s wrong with the air conditioner? 25 26 27 28 Surprise! Galley inspection! Stewards on guard » 29 OFFICERS Left to right: CWO HUTCHESON; LTJG VAN EVERY; LTJG GRUMMER; LT DAVIS; ENCS JOHNSON; LTJG MURDEN; ENS O ' KEEFE 30 GUNNERY DIVISION f -,|| rL 1st row, left to right: FTG2 DOUGHTY; SN HAAKE; GMG2 MIEMIETZ; SN BOEHM. 2nd row, left to right: SN BRUKNER; GMG3 DEW; SN HAYES; GMG2 FUERST. FIRST DIVISION ■»e , 1st row, left to right: SA GOT A; SA HIGGINBOTHAM; SA FLYNN; SA FAVILA; 2nd row, left to right: BM3 HOWARD; SA MILLER; SA ALLAN; SN FLETCHER; SN JEFFERSON. 3rd row, left to right: SN YOUNG; SA GRMM; BM3 HOLM- QUIST; SA MACURDA. 31 DAMAGE CONTROL DIVISION 1st row, left to right: FN MAY; DC3 VAN PELT. 2nd row, left to right: FA YOUNT; FN HAVERLAND; DC2 SHRUM. ENGINEMEN (1) 1st row, left to right: EN2 BONHAM; FN GRAVES; FA NEDWASH; EN3 GARD- NER. 2nd row, left to right: FN PORTER; FA CICHANTEK; FA DEL PIETRO; ENl SMOTHERS: ENS CHAPEN. 32 SECOND DIVISION % «ft t 1st row, left to right: SN LOGAN; SA LEE; SN FROST; SA HATTON; SA HEL- BERG. 2nd row, left to right: SA CLEVELAND; SN KRIEG; SN ELY A; BM2 WILSON. ELECTRICIANS I 1st row, left to right: FN SANDERS; EMS BALLESTEROS; EM3 BAL- COM; FN ALEJANDRO; EMS LYLES; 2nd row, left to right: IC2 JENNER; EMFN COOPER; EMFN STONE; EMI JENKINS. 33 SUPPLY DIVISION (I) 1st row, left to right: TN GINEZ; SN KIMMICK; CS3 STRAUS; FR SPARE; SA ISOLA; 2nd row, left to right: SD3 REALICA; TN DIOLULA; CS3 BYRON; TN SORIANO; TN CRUZ; 3rd row, left to right: SA ARCE; SA FAIR; SA KOTEWA; SA MILLER. Wr- ' r- -Sf v-, r T -J ii.r • ' : SUPPLY DIVISION (II) 1st row, left to right: SN PEARSON; SN HODGE; SK3 CAWTHON; SN LISTON. 2nd row, left to right: SN ALLEN; SH2 THURINGER; SK3 HERNDON; SN CLEWELL; SK3 DILLON; SKI HINES. 34 OPERATIONS 1st row, left to right: RM2 HAGY; HMl HAWKINS; ETRSN NEALY. 2ncl row, left to right: SA HOPE; RM3 KAPKE; ETN2 DANIELS, 35 ENGINEMEN (II) 1st row, left to right: BT2 DELAN; FA RICHTER; FN CUPP. 2nd row, left to right: FA BRENNAN; FA EVANS; EN2 KRAUS; FN BROOKS. 36 OPERATIONS (II) 1st row, left to right: SN HANSON; SM3,GILE; QM3 SCHAFER; PNSN OLSON; SMI DENTON; QM3 HENSEL; PNSN SCHROEDER; QMSN BERGER. OPERATIONS (III) 1st row, left to right: ETN3 WHITE; RD2 WILSON; RD3 BENNETT; YN3 ISEN- MAN. 2nd row, left to right: RD3 LINNEMAN; RD2 ROSE; SN LARSON; RD2 HARDMAN; YN3 FISHER. 37 Attention on Deckl Awards 38 Christmas gifts and letters from Manteca, California 39 Coast Guard Cutter - Danang Deep Water Piers - Danang 40 Sunset at Cua Viet Fishing Boats - Chu Lai 41 ENTERING :A. HARBOR 42 Liberty Party Victoria Island - Hong Kong I 43 BUM BOATS AA W MBi BEWARE! t tI t; J 45 1 CHRISTMAS 46 t M . SANTA 47 ■WALSWORTH ▼ WT Cruise Book Sales Offices PUBLISHING III -730-E Herschel Street COMPANY J La Jolla. California 92037 Marceline. Mo., L .S.A. Miriairf.m nr srR Of JUAN Dt n CA m ' " II " ,. r!t!TT! ' ' 7 .xr v % ' ' " ;ilt ' irrrV V , : ' " " " " Liuu II iiiiUui , uu vW ' xW VMlUt|ai » Nakur«tM Av NokBlac I MARQUESAS IS TOKELAU IS Nukunon pBkaofD SAMOA tSI NI S fHanihikr Horn. U V dJI ISLANDS N ' O " P ' oou . 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