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Show Hide text for 1965 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 168 of the 1965 volume: “ IUNDER IN THE uss plveston ! " ; westpac " -.: ::- ' .. ' ' :■ ' ... ' ..■. . ' •.., ' :;; ' .... " . ' ■ ' -. ' • ' Failtt flftStt m ' ' ;■ ' ' ■■!■■ ' ■•:■ THUNDER IN THE I WEST uss galveston westpac 1965 San Diego Harbor veiled itself in a light, gray mist that morni as if to dress appropriately. A hurried embrace, a br smile, completed the ensemble. Solemnly, sedately Galveston pulled away, leaving behind £MVTTm a small, sad-eyed group of wives, sweethearts, and friends. i n •■:■ i iiiiii ■ t— -, % General Quarters became a routine event during the first week of the crossing. We drilled at damage control ex- ercises, cracking exercises, small arms firing, drone shooting. Galveston ' s muscles hardened and her reflexes quickened as we trained our- selves for the twilight war on the other side of the Pacific, where we knew we would have to be ready for anything. How well or how soon our training would pay off, we could only guess. Routine set in, keeping us busy, but not particularly stimu- lated. Watches ticked by in slow motion, and the work of maintaining the ship went on at a heavier pace. Getting an inoculation was a big event. As we plodded north, the temperature dropped. The sea was nearly always slate-gray. Set ' em up again, Podner. " Mr. Curtis Jordan Vietnam-bound Navy Times correspondent and LCDR Potter, Galveston ' s Supply Officer enjoy two of the first " Talos Tinglers " produced by Galveston ' s new ice cream machine. Non-routine events began to fill the void. Galveston ' s ice cream machine began operating for the first time in many months. Equipment problems on some of the destroyers in company brought them alongside for trans- fers of parts, technicians, and, in one case, water. Our own electronics wizard Schumacher became one of the first official " Galveston Hi- Liners " of the cruise. Many would follow him. The great Smokey Bear Cookies shortage and the eventual fate of the Greek " college ship " Ariadne were a pair of mysteries that kept us scratching our heads. At right, Commander Hanson is confronted with a spurious " air drop ' ' of Smokey Bears. Below, Galveston sailors scramble to sign up for the " rescue detail. " The story of Ariadne appears on the facing page. 12 The Ariadne Affair By Curtis Jordan (as published in The American Weekend , July 14, 1905 USS GALVESTON--A fictitious Greek vessel skippered by a 72-year-old captain, manned by retired Greek Navy men and officers and carrying 130 college girls on a world cruise, pro- vided the bait for an elaborate hoax on the crew of this guided missile cruiser while she was enroute to a 7th Fleet battle station off Vietnam. The Galveston, serving as flagship for ComCruDesFlot 9 with 11 destroyers and an oiler under the overall command of Rear Admiral R. F. DuBois, left San Diego June 4 for Subic Bay, the Philippines. And during the next few days, her newspaper, the Galveston Star, laid the groundwork for a plot that had men and officers clamoring to rescue 130 maidens in distress. On June 7 the Galveston Star " routinely reported " the departure of the Greek ship Ariadne from Japan bound for San Francisco on the last leg of a world cruise. She was described as a " college ship " because she carried 130 junior-year college girls. The item mentioned that the Ariadne had developed minor engine trouble but her crew of " oldsters " expected to have it re- paired in a few hours. On June 9 the plot thickened when the Star reported that the Ariadne ' s troubles were traced to her evaporators. She was unable to convert sea water into fresh water. This meant that her means of providing water for steam power and for drinking had gone kaplooey. In an ocean of water, the Ariadne was literally drying up. In her plan of the day on June 10, the Galveston advised all divisions to review rescue and assistance procedures— just in case— and said that the Ariadne was creeping back to Japan at four knots. In a special bulletin, the Star reported that water had become so scarce on the Greek ship that her passengers were drinking wine and champagne and were bathing in the ship ' s small swimming pool, her remaining source of fresh water. And just before her boilers went dry and her radio went dead, she was reported to have sent a feeble message asking for help, giving her position as directly in the track of the Galveston. Late in the afternoon of June 11 a call for 30 able-bodied volunteers came over the Galveston ' s speakers and within three minutes the passageway outside the office of the chief master-at-arms was jammed with eager men. The offer was withdrawn after 67 enlisteds and three ensigns signed up to over-subscribe the number needed for the rescue detail. Saturday, June 12, was the day Galveston was to rendezvous with the distressed ship and her thirsty passengers. But June 12 never came. The Galveston crossed the International Date Line from June 11 to June 13 and 24 hours of life saving time was lost forever. The fate of the Ariadne was chalked up as just " another mystery of the Far East. " 13 Our great circle route took us far north, and the Pacific Ocean belied its name and became surly, restless. The destroyers began to lurch and shudder first. Soon Galveston began taking water over the bow. Even the most seasoned sailors found footing treacherous on the heaving decks. This snapshot of our executive officer in action won third prize in Galveston ' s photo contest on the basis of its historical value. 14 June 21-24 15 Galveston arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines on a blue-bright sunny morning, but clouds were building over the green mountains to the east. As Galveston nested herself next to the cruiser Canberra, soon to begin her homeward run, the band on Canberra ' s decks struck up " California, Here We Come. " When the turn-over conferences had been completed and Galveston breasted out to let Canberra pull away from Alava Wharf, the clouds which had rolled in to create a solid overcast let go a monsoonal rain, the first of many we would encounter in the Philippines. For many of us, Subic Bay was Our first glimpse of a foreign country. Some of the sights--like the gayly painted and mani- acally piloted jeepneys — were quaint and colorful. But others — like the professional beggar children in their outrigger canoes, were disturbing. 18 f f It is a brutal war " June 23— As we prepared ourselves for our first patrol in the South China Sea, the American Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, addressed the American Foreign Service Association in Washington. His words bear repeating here: " The struggle in Vietnam has continued since April and indeed has grown more severe. The harsh resistance of the Communists to any form of discussions or negotiations continues. The effort to destroy the freedom of Vietnam has been expanded. The trial by fire of the people of Vietnam goes on. Their own resistance has been courageous, but the need for American reso- lution and for American aid has increased. " Now, as then, it is a brutal war— marked by terror and sneak attack, and by the killing of women and children in the night. From 1961 to the present date the South Vietnamese armed forces have lost some 25,000 dead and 51,000 wounded. In proportion to population, these South Vietnamese losses are 10 times as great as those suffered by Americans in the Korean War, and larger than our losses in World War II. " Even more terrible than these military losses are the cruelties of assassination and kid- napping among civilian officials and ordinary citizens. In the last 18 months, for example, more than 2,000 local officials and citizens have been murdered. It is as if in our own country some 35,000 civic leaders or their families were to be killed at night by stealth and terror. " Meanwhile, from the north, heavy infiltration has continued. Intelligence now shows that some 40,000 had come down before the end of 1964. Toward the end of that year- well before the beginning of our own air operations against North Vietnam—the infiltration of regular North Vietnamese army units was begun, and important elements of that army are now known to be in place in South Vietnam and Laos, where they have no right to be. " And hence the airstrikes against military targets in North Vietnam. These actions made infiltration harder. They have increased the cost of aggression. Without them South Vietnam today would face still stronger forces from the north. " In recent weeks, after two months of reduced activity, the enemy has sharply quickened the tempo of his military action in the South. Since early May, major Viet Cong units have re- turned to the battlefield, and already a series of sharp engagements has shown us that the fighting through the summer months may be hard. " Since March we have deployed nine battalions of fighting men to South Vietnam. Six more are on their way. For as the President said in April, ' We will not be defeated. We will not grow tired. . . We will do everything necessary. . .and we will do only what is. . .necessary. " ' 19 On station Thursday, July 24 — Grande Island slid past our port side and the South China Sea foamed up at our bow. Our employment began in earnest this day. We steamed due west to skirt the treacherous Paracel Islands, and the next day turned northwest to rendezvous with the carrier strike force. On the 26th we took station and began to learn our job. Our radars searched the skies constantly for signs of enemy attack. Apprehensive and nervous at first, we found our- selves hurrying to unscheduled GO nearly every day. Each time we had the feeling, " This might be the real thing. " For many, veterans of World War II, Korea, Lebanon, Cuba--the feeling was not new. For the rest, it was a strange and unsettling experience. k ....... V 1 . ( .-« " P Jf 7 h° .. •• n 19 23 ,- ' ' rh» ' t ' e 22 vV 11 OucfcTV n ■. ' H.kh l.on4V ' 78 Hoihecgo Of 1 i aifiti " SI J? o» " iff ' 2? r v »j 3777 • - Horn I Ho rp ■ O ? 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Though we celebrated, we knew that the job our forefathers began nearly two centuries before was not finished. Off beyond the horizon American warplanes streaked toward North Vietnam. 22 23 Thursday, July 8- After an all-night high-speed run Galveston watched the morning sun fall on the sands at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam. On the edges of the American air base there U.S. Marines were fanning out in a search-and-clear mission, one of the first offensive actions by U.S. troops in the war. Before the day had ended Galveston had fired her first shots at an enemy. Results of her fire — 12 rounds — were inconclusive, and later much overrated in the press at home. Still, it was a pre- vue of the more than 4,600 rounds she was to fire — with devastating effect — before her employment ended. Galveston also investigated a junk suspected of firing on U.S. forces on the beach. No evidence of hostile activities was found. It was Galveston ' s only taste of " Market Time " (coastal surveillance) activity. 25 ' ' W ' — The truth about " Prince Henry the Navigator ' s " celebrated chair brought this howl of mock fury from Captain Young. The revelation came as a part of a presentation ceremony given for Captain Young by his officers at the Subic Bay Officers ' Club on July 19. The day before, Galveston had arrived in Subic to welcome aboard Captain Alexander Scott Goodfellow. None of us knew then that he would soon trade his stripes for stars and make Galveston his flagship. We only knew that he was to be our new Com- manding Officer. W . KM Captain Young, Captain Goodfellow, and some of Galveston ' s officers gathered for a group picture at Captain Young ' s fare- well party. " I relieve you, • 55 sir. With the traditional pomp and cere- mony of a Naval Change of Command, Captain Goodfellow relieved Captain Young on July 20. We said goodbyto Captain Young, who left for duty in Washington after leading Galveston through a rigorous year of prep- aration. Under him we had under- gone a 4 1 2-month yard period at Long Beach, a stepped- up refresher training schedule, a safe Pacific crossing, and a month-long patrol in the South China Sea. We could look back with pride, and look ahead with confidence. 30 We remained in S u b i c Bay for another week. With a little extra time for sight-seeing and recreation, many of us left Olongapo to see what the Philippines were really like. A bus- load of volunteers journeyed to Dlnalupihan municipality to distribute toys, medi- cine, and food for " Oper- ation Handclasp, " and w ere astounded by t li e limitless hospitality of the Filipinos. Friendly faces and crowds of children met the Galveston good- will ambassadors where- ever thev went. 31 The homes, with their thatched roofs, and the horse-drawn carts seemed strange, but the children were familiar. 33 Good- by, Olongapo Baguio lured m any of us from Subic and Olongapo. The loveliness of Luzon ' s rolling mountains and the skill of the local craftsmen impressed those who took advantage of the ship- spon- sored tour. 34 Jungle survival occupied the Marine Detachment and a few others who tagged along to learn the craft of jungle warfare from Negrito guides who had been guerilla fighters during World War II. These toughened, wiry little men taught their students to get food, medicine, shelter, clothing, and water from native jungle plants. 37 (Above) Rice cooked in a section of bamboo is scooped out onto bamboo " plates. " Washed down with " jungle tea, " made from native plants, it made a tasty and nourishing meal. (Below) Negrito guide Oim demons trates a method of getting water rrom certain types of jungle trees. 38 August 1-28 39 V«) fi 5 MP? V v 1 Thu north and south Juty 28 — Underway again for another month- long patrol in the South China " Sea. August 1— We fired 115 rounds of 6- inch shells at nearly maxi- mum range north of Da Nang. August 2-- Nine miles south of Da Nang, we fired 224 round 42 43 44 August 3-4--Now 60 miles south of Saigon, we fired 275 more shells, empty brass powder casings piled up on deck, and the jungle shuddered. 45 46 The Gulf of Siam was the place where we concluded our patrol of the Vietnamese coast. We pumped more shells into the jungle 150 miles southwest of Saigon, sinking two junks and damaging a loading area. As often happened during our gunfire support missions, we found ourselves in water so shallow that a sounding lead was used to determine depth. In five days we had hit Viet Cong supply areas, headquarters, ammunition dumps, training areas, encampments, and communi- cations " stations. Along the thousand-mile coastline of the Republic of Vietnam the fire and thunder of six-inch naval guns had be- come familiar things. 47 48 Back on station we found time to re- plenish fuel, am- munition, and stores. After a week with the carriers, we returned on August 12toDaNang, where we fired another 72 rounds at Viet Cong positions. Four days later we were 20 miles north of Qui Nohn, where we hit Viet Cong with 145 shells. 49 50 Relaxation came only when the job at hand was finished. Then we could lean back and enjoy a cigar, or perhaps catch a " nooner " in the shade--or in the " sun, for that matter. The most keenly anticipated diversion--and also the most sporadic-- was mail call. (above, left) This photo won second place in the black-and-white division of Galveston ' s photo contest. It was snapped by LCDR Anderson. 51 August 18- All through the previous night we had sped at flank speed to arrive on station off Van Tuong peninsula. The air danced with awkward-looking helicopters and sleek jet tactical bombers. They dipped and soared, the jets leaving behind ugly black mushrooms of smoke and dust while the helos busily ferried men and material into the jungle. The crack 1st Viet Cong regiment was massed on the peninsula, and was poised for a surprise attack on Chu Lai, 12 miles to the north. But a noose had been slipped around their necks. Moving by land, sea, and air, U.S. Marines surrounded them on three sides. On the fourth Galveston and the destroyers Pritchett and Orleck cut off escape by sea. Galveston s guns spoke, and again thunder rolled over the Vietnamese jungle. 52 53 54 ■ Galveston ' s guns punished the trapped Viet Cong with murderous fire. At night she lit the area with star shells, denying the desperate Viet Cong the cover of darkness. Between missions there came occasional " breathers " when we could clear the decks of spent brass and perhaps catch a few minutes of sleep, usually on our stations. As the second day of firing dawned we knew the operation was a big one. We settled down for a long, tough job. 55 " Operation Starlight " was the name given to the operation during its planning stages. Though we worked by sunlight, moonlight, the distant flicker of slowly descending illumination rounds, and the red glow of battle lanterns, the name " starlight " stuck. Starlight lasted until August 24, and was the first major U.S. victory over the Viet Cong. The planned V.C. assault had failed to materialize, and nearly 600 dead V.C. troops were counted. Starlight proved that the V.C. could be beaten, and beaten badly. 56 HI ■ i ' The above sequence of photographs won third prize in Galveston ' s photo contest for P. E. Richard, J02. In the top photograph six-inch projectiles can be seen at the instant they left the barrels. . 58 59 For nearly a week, we lived at our GQ stations. At the end we knew that our guns had counted heavily in the victory. 60 Silence at last. We holstered our guns, picked up the pieces, and headed back for the open sea. It was finished. 62 63 Post Script; ' Used Gun Emporium " ' This number was owned by a little old cruiser that only fired on Sundays. 64 August 28-September 3 65 i A . ' QV ' .V ' . " . .i5..p , i V •• • •• • (above, left)--This photograph of Hong Kong harbor taken from Victoria Peak won second prize in the color division of Galvest on ' s photo contest. It was taken by Jack Poland, 1CFN. (above, right)— Charles Kindermann, YN3, took this picture from Victoria Peak to win first prize in Galveston ' s photo contest. The supply officers and friends seem to be making preparations for entering port in the photo above. We all felt pretty affluent on August 28, the day we entered Hong Kong Harbor. Within a few days, though, smiling hi-fi merchants and tailors had relieved us of a good percentage of our " gleen. " " He says sleeves are $5 extra. " 68 between oiu and new. East and West, are nowhere more evident than in Hong Kong. Indians, Chinese, British, and Americans are packed elbow-to-elbow in this most cosmo- politan of cities. Grinding poverty and splendid hotels and shops spring from the same soil. Contrasts 69 • Mm I , I 70 Sight-seeing took us to the edge of no-man ' s-land between the New Territories and Com- munist China. We took the tram to the top of Victoria peak. We saw thousands of refugee ' s shanties clinging to steep hillsides. The floating villages at Aberdeen fascinated us. Hometown, USA seemed awfully far away. • . - Vr.T Shutterbugs abounded every- where, but Tiger Balm Gardens- - the Orient ' s answer to Disneyland-- seemed to draw the most. The floating restaurant at Aberdeen was the scene of many a first encounter with one of the East ' s most per- sistent mysteries -- chopsticks. While most of us were on the beach touring and shopping, Mary Soo ' s gang gave Galveston a " numbahwun " paint job (that wore off about two weeks later). 72 73 Post Script: " The Confrontation " 74 September 3--0ctober 16 75 Day after day— 78 always a job to be done. 79 Food, fuel, spare parts, people, and paint--They all came aboard over 100 feet of rushing water. 80 81 82 Thunder in autumn September 10- -Galveston fired illumination through the night while the crew of a downed heli- copter worked with a salvage squad to dismantle and air- lift the disabled bird. Denyed the cover of darkness, the Viet Cong did not show themselves. September 11 -- Galveston fired 197 rounds, destroy- ing 13 structures and damaging . 4 more. 83 September 24 -- We fired 419 six-inch shells in 2 hours, with results shown at right. Later we fired another 133 rounds. Sep- temper 25- -Galveston took a pillbox under direct fire, destroying it. October 3-- We fired 231 rounds, dam- aging 6 structures. After our trip toYokosuka, we fired our last mission of the cruise--93 rounds of six-inch ammo near Chu Lai. And then, A loud silence 84 ; -:, 85 tjiLwv tm u .mx .fiL .wej? at , y nauTatctM You meet all kinds in the South China Sea. Everyone from Admirals to beret-hawking Vietnamese. 88 Recreation was a commodity taken when and where it was found. Interesting sidelights: Captain Goodfellow didn ' t catch a thing, but on Ocotber 8 learned that he had been selected for Rear Admiral; Admiral DuBois ' volleyball was, by the end of the cruise, the only one which had not been lost overboard; The above series of photo- graphs won first place in the black-and-white division of Galveston ' s photo contest for Lt(jg) Sedleniek. " 1 understand you fancy yourself to be an authority on these ' wars of national liberation ' . " 89 f Post Script: The guerrilla fighter " 90 October 16-24 91 Yokosuka, Japan 92 A brass band and kimono-clad dancing girls • --a strange combination-- welcomed us to Japan. The war was quite far away. Two thousand three hundred miles, to be exact. 93 94 Crick! Newly - purchased Japanese cameras focused on Japan ' s love- ly sights. Pools and for- mal gardens, ancient shrines and temples, drive-ins and... Drive- ins ' 1 Ah, the mysterious East! 95 Traditional kimonos and modern dresses are commonly found side by side. Just part of the paradox that is contemporary Japan. 96 We sampled native dances and music;, Japanese specialty;. food (sukiyaki and Kobe beef), native folk art (traditional and native handicrafts (personalized coffee cups, an old 97 We left Japan behind and headed for sea again. Our only missile shoot during the cruise came as we— passed Okinawa. Back on station in the South China Sea, we watched the tropical autumn sun paint the sky red. (above, left) — Honorable mention in Galveston ' s photo contest, for C. King, SN. (above, right) — Honorable mention for Jack Poland, ICFN. m %m i ' They say on a clear day you can see all the way to the city limits. 99 Galveston ' s open house on Navy Day brought nearly two thousand Japanese aboard. Ship ' s party- with dancing girls, three bands, free food and drink. A good time was had by all. 100 102 Getting short in WestPac, we headed for sea for the last time before our final port visits and return trip. 103 104 The world ' s longest unrep helped us assemble valuable information about the working of the Fleet At-Sea Transfer system. And the band played on. 105 106 75 winners were advanced at sea. A couple others weren ' t quite so suc- cessful in their endeavors. Not losers, though. Call them " vic- tims of occupational hazards. " 107 Peek-a-boo! Ever get the feeling you ' re being watched? 108 A quick stop at Subic Bay, and then we headed for Hong Kong again. On the way we held an inspection at sea. 109 110 Thanksgiving Day, that uniquely American holiday, we observed in the foreign port of Hong Kong. The cooks did right by us. « v: in jmm 112 a Forty Filipino students received a year of high school education through the generosity of Galveston sailors. Donations totalled $800. The group was the largest sponsored by any Seventh Fleet ship. The U.S. Naval Communications Station at San Miguel, P.I. originated the program of sponsorship, called " Operation Schoolhouse. " Many Galveston sailors sponsored students individually, contributing the entire $20 cost of a year ' s education. They got a chance to meet their students when Galveston pulled into Subic for the last time. 113 1 14 of both the flagship and the flotilla changed hands on December 2 when Captain Adamson relieved Captain Goodfellow, who then put on his stars and relieved Admiral DuBois. December 18, 1965. After a choppy Pacific crossing. HOME Galveston ' s me n I 118 Rear Admiral R. F. DuBois Commander Task Group 70.8. Com- mander Cruiser-De- stroyer Flotilla 0. In §? » the Tonkin Gulf, South China Sea, and w J i - V the Gulf of Siam, he kept us on the move. 119 ■MM 111 Rear Admiral A. S. Goodfellow Galveston ' s skipper, 20 July- -2 December 1965 At the end of the cruise he traded his stripes for stars. Captain L. V. Young Commanding Officer, 19 June, 1964 --20 Julv, 1965 Thanks to him, we were ready. 121 Captain R. E. Adamson, Jr. He brought us back. Commander J. I. Moore M Our Exec. The right - hand man of three suc- cessive com- manding officers. 1 --,», •5J | l j » ,v«gB; 123 X Within X Division are a variety of rates- -Yeomen, Personnelmen, Journalists, Lithog- raphers, Photographer ' s Mates, and Postal Clerks. The offices they manned were Captain ' s Office, Personnel Office, Public Information Office, Print Shop, Legal Office, Chaplain ' s Office, Photo Lab, Training and Education Office, and Post Office. They handled paperwork from official correspondence, service record entries and training courses to our daily newspaper, the printing of the Plan of the Day and processing photographs. LT Cato; LTJG Trandal; ENS Murray; ENS Madsen; L.S. Titular, PN1; and A.L. Wright, PH2. P.E. Richard, J02; C.W. Kindermann, YN3; R.D. King, YN3; R.A. Thorp, PH3; D.D. Hefley, YN3; and J.L. Root, YN3. S.K. Dial, PN3; D.D. Wallace, PC3; J.F. Ogonis, LI3; G.E. Smutek, PN3; D.R. Phillips, SN; and R.P. MacDermott, SN. R.J. Adams, SN; L.J. Hall, SN; G.A. Brown, SN; D.E. Walters, SN; A. Hofmann, SN; and R.C. Lomeli, SN. D.J. Fritton, AN; L.C. Bihner, AN; and R.D. Sharon, SA. 124 X_ Our Master-at-Arms force, at the head of X-l Division, were the " policemen " of the m I ship. They enforced the rules and regulations of the ship and aided in the smooth functioning of special ceremonies and events such as changes of command, payda s, fantail cookouts, etc. They also supervised taps, reveille, sweepers, and mustered the restricted men daily. Their helpers, the non-rated menofX-1 Division, preserved the cleanliness of their spaces and passageways. E. Coleman, CMG1; L.W. Welsh, BM2; C.V. Mason, PTM2: W.K. Henritzy, GMG3; J.P. Folsom, FN; and L.E. Bowman, SN. 9 R f W.K. Marinak, FN; L.J. Malmstrom, FN; J.D. Whitworth, FN; W.D.E. Zeschke, SN; J.J. Sulfaro, Jr., SN; and P.T. Acosta, SN. f « • ■ ' D.G. Biggs, SN; A.L. Jaramillo, SN; R.A. Smith, SA; R. Ervin. FA; F.J. Burns, SA; and W.D. Hardin, SA. 125 OPERATIONS Commander C.T. Hanson Operations Officer 126 S t Combat Information Center was the nerve center of the ship. Here 01 Division ' s f jT radarmen remained at Condition III for most of the cruise, where they detected a ir- craft and surface contacts, displayed them on display boards, evaluated them to decide whether they were friendly or otherwise, and kept the Captain informed whenever threatening situations arose. Air controlling, another major function of 01 Division, played a key role in search and rescue operations. LTCrowson; LT Hawkins; LTJG Turpin; W.L. Hummel, KDC; L.F. Hassler, RDC; and J.E. Swanson, RD1. If [fi 1.1.1 twin, RD2; CM. Staffan, RD3; A.G. L ' hleman, RD3; R. Murguia, RD3; J. A. Grantling, RD3; and W.C. Power, RD3. [fc R.C. Cheek, RD3; K.L. Petersen, RD3; D.K. Kennedy, RD3; L.D. Bute, RD3; T.A. Gibbs, RD3; and J.R. Phares, RD3. W% it ■ D.N. Rogers, RD3; R. Seavey, SN; J.W. Moore, SN; J.E. Smith, SN; L.R. Scaff, SN; and R.J. Long, SN. W.R. Okkerse, SN; G.T. Gretz, RDSN; J.L. Hardin, RDSN; L.H. Dowdy, SN; R.H. Frank, SN; and C.W. Curran, RDSN. 127 -1 E.G. Burbage, SN; R. Atieh, SN; D.A. Sherwood, SN; L.A. Sheets, SN; R.L. Tyler, RDSN; and W.J. Batley, SN. P.L. Parsch, SN; S.T. Rutkowski, RDSN; B.C. Hagge, SN; G.W. Bendler, SN; J.W. Hammonds, Jr., SN; and T.G. Bell, RDSN. R.B. Albrecht, RDSN; R.D. Ming, RDSN; R.L. Rogers, SA; W.R. Olivera, SA ; and T.G. Bracelin, SA. — « y_ Manned by Radiomen from OR Division, the ship ' s communications equipment is f) 1? coordinated to establish voice, radio-telegraph, and radioteletype circuits and to patch ■ them to many remote keying positions throughout the ship. This equipment includes antennas located in the superstructure, and transmitters, receivers and associated gear in the eight radio spaces throughout the ship. Our radiomen handled all of COMCRUDESFLOT 9 ' s communications traffic, a tremendous job in itself, in addition to the ship ' s normal traffic. ■ . • LTJG Bourque; ENS Gawne; ENS Cottingham; T.A. O ' Brien, RMCM; J.D. Hancock, RMC; and W.R. Forbes, RMC. r ti b -sf w—a iA mm w H.R. Harris, RM1; R.A. Novotny, RM1; M.L. Graham, RM2; T.R. Lee, RM2; W.R. Holliday, RM2; and P.R. Thompson, RM3. 128 IH Tf 1 r $l J.R. Bryda, RM3; W.R. Rush, RM3; D.I.. Garcia, RM3; R.J. Fearing, RM3; J. Diaz, RM3; and J.E. Batke, RM3. T.J. Phillips, RM3; R.J. Keller, RM3; S.P. Salas, RM3; S.B. Rash, Rl I. Gamester, RMSN; and T.W. Booth, RMSN. G.D. Norris, RMSN; D.A. Ma pes, RMSN; R.L. Gipson, RMSN; F.G. Kersey. CYNSN; H.L. Van Cleave, CYNSN- and R J Little, CYNSN. j-i OF Division is made up of highly skilled Electronics Technicians. They repaired t l K electronic equipment such as air and surface search radars, repeaters, radio receivers and transmitters, and navigational aids such as Tacan, Loran, and a fathometer. Besides repair, maintenance is constantly being performed by OE Division. Many of the people in OH Division were graduates of IT " A " School which resulted in the high degree of training in the division. LT Dasinger; LTJG Ingram; ENS Maynard; R.W. Anderson, ETCS; G.M. Trute, ET1; and R.T. Schumacher, ET1. 129 C.L. Suter, FTN2; F.R. Waindl, ETR3; J.J. Heinen, ETN3; I.R. Tickerhoff, ETN3; S.P. Brown, ETR3; and W.R. Duschaneck, ETR3. G H. Gamble, ETR3; R.F. Gamble, ETR3; G.L. Brewster, ETN3; D.A. Richardson, ETN3; J.H. Choat, ETR3; and Ochs, ETR3. R E. Cridland, ETN3; C.C. Olson, ETR3; N.C. Oreutt, Jr., ETN3; E.C. Blankschen, ETN3; L.E. Sweeny, SN; and S.E. Sharp, ETNSN. J.W. McWhorter, ETNSN; C.E. Weber, ETRSN; and F.L. Riedel, ETRSN. jwv - OS Division ' s signalmen sent many messages toother ships operating near GALVESTON C3S via hashing light, flag hoist, yardarm blinkers, or semaphore. The signalmen operate X ' J from the signal bridge, located on the 04 level, in the forward part of the superstructure. They have been on watch 24 hours a day, both in port and at sea, communicating with other ships of the fleet within visual range. I LTJG Koniuto; ENS DeDora; W.E. Landay, QMCS; T.J. Hunt, SMI; O.M. Allred, SM2; and H.R. Studevant, SM2. 130 a J. IT. Leavy, Jr., SM3; S.L. Dennis, SM.3; K.A. Nassif, SMSN; CX II. Thompson. S. ; and R.P. Smutek, rsj Even though a modern ship like GALVESTON has several types of radar and Othel- lo J I . means of detection gear, the human eye still cannot be surpassed for detecting small objects in th or low-flying aircraft. OL Division ' s lookouts were trained to recognize instantly the different types of aircraft and surface craft which may be encountered while we were in WestPac. OL Division also sighted aircraft while our radars were turned off. ' P.. S F? 1$ LT Hatt, LTJ ' ■ Is. BMC ; J.A. BM2; K.I . : M3; and J. - 9 9 J.V.Cunningham, BM3;C.N. Wamsley,SN;R.W. Humphress.SN; .l . Robinson, SN: R, I ind L.A. Bishop, SN. fPR ty K.A. Downey, SN; L.P. Peacock, SN; .1.11. . SN; CD. King, SN; I ,W. (Creamer, SN; and B.C. Levinc, Jr., SN. W.L. Brocious, SN; G.D. Bibens, SN; P.F. Fulfer, SN; K.F. Elvin, SN: A. Russell, SA; and D.M. Lipayon, SA. 131 - A.R. Dinet, SA; E.A. Ford, SA; and R.E. Nobles, SA. 132 WEAPONS LCDR G.C. Nash. Jr. Weapons Dpt Admin Asst Commander J.D. Elliot Weapons Officer LT J.V. Cooper Gunnery Officer LT D.R. May 133 11st Division performed a variety of jobs. They stood watches as Boatswain ' s Mates of C-l " the Watch, helmsmen, messengers, and life ring watches. A large part of the gun ® • crews, repair parties and messmen were First Division men. First Division specialized in unreps, having held as many as three or four in one day. First Division maintained the forward part of the ship from the bow to frame 57, which included the two 1,300- pound-apiece anchors, the two 6 " gun turrets, and the quarterdeck area. Left to right: Ens. Van Deman; N.A. Eberman, BM2; J.R. Sibley, BM3; C.J. Lee, BM3; C.A. Proffitt, BM3; and W.E. Clark, BM3. H.R. Mclvor, BM3; P.R. Crawley, SN; R.M. Baggett, SN; J.F. Sawetch, SN; A.R. Kuchinsky, SN; and D.F. Robinson, SN. I ■ T.E. Greathouse, SN; L.A. Carr, SN; C.H. Coon, SN; T.G. Figueroa, SN; J.T. Muir, SN; and J.M. Fleming, SN. D.G. Neale, SN; D.G. Hamilton, SN; D.R. Cole, SN; L.L. Jeleniewski, SN; J.B. Dotson, SN; and L.F. Moran, SN. H.W. Thomas, SN: S.C. Gay, SN; J.S. Douglas, SN; J.R. Kelley, SN; R.B. Burley, SN; and T.C. Grant, SN. 134 R.L. Edwards, SN; R.D. Robertson, SN; L.H. Longfellow, SN; S.ll. Green, SN; G.G. Thames, SN; and M.L. Madrid, SN. D.L. Redden, SN; D.E. Maxon, SN; P.E. Palmer, SN; C.G. Cole, SN; D.C. Morris, SN; and W.D. Andersen, SA. C.W. German, SA J.M. Anderson, SA 2- 2nd Division maintained and manned our utility boat, our after accommodation ladder, XT. Cl ;ln ' 30oms - ( )ur whaleboat was manned continuously while at Condition III, ready to be lowered at a moment ' s notice for any rescue attempts that would have to be made. The gun crews were manned partly by 2nd Division ' s men. Underway replenishments took up much of their time. All in all, " late to bed and early to rise " was their plan of the day--a price that must be paid to insure a nothing-but-the-best performance. WK? LTJG Richards; M.C. Moore, BM2; J.M. Creegan, BM3; J.P. McCarthy, BM3; G.C. McWilliams, BM3; and W.G. Davis, BM3. W.S. Lowery, BMSN; E. Barringer, SN; P. A. Davis, SN; G.T. Landon, SN; T. Arroyo, SN; and R. A. Joubert, SN. 135 G.L. Tennill, SN; D.A. Renner, SN; S.L. Snyder, SN; E.L. Ramsey, SN; A.M. Toth, SN; and D.P. Rotan, SN. II J.L. Mayfield, T.L. Danielson, SN; M.J. Anthony, SN; J. A. Thomas, SN; P.R. Shulz, SN; and K.R. Mangum, SN. A.C. Robinson, SN; D.A. Bystrom, SN; B.W. Morgan, SN; R.L. Patrick, SN; D.E. Biskup, SN; and G.E. Niskern, SN. I R.V. Kreasko, SA; F.C. Kloiber, SA; W.W. Bearden, SA; M.K. Tibbens, SA; R.W. Ryan, SA; and R.L. Norton, SA. 3- 3rd Division is composed of Gunner ' s Mates. They operated and maintained our two rd. triple-gun 6 " 47 turrets, two twin-gun 5 " 38 mounts, and the handling rooms and storage magazines that go with them. They fired more than 4,600 rounds at the Viet Cong and stayed at G.Q. longer than most of the crew. Third Division also operated our armory and cared for its ordnance. All up and down the Vietnamese coast, the Third Division lived up to their motto, " Have guns; Will travel. " C.E. Goin, GMCM; E.A. Shipp, CMC; W. Taylor, GMG1; R.L. Jones, GMG2; A.L. Williams, GMG2; and H.C. Reich, GMC2. 136 H.C. Glenn, CMG2; E.W. Withee, GMG2; S.E. Anderson, CMG2; H.J. Regan, GMG3; K.M. Casida, GMG3; and - Barnikow, SN. I..V, Scott, SN; J. II. Collins, Jr., SN; J. Rodriguez, SN; G.L. Fredrickson, SN; J.D. French, SN; and J. Sanchez, SN. G.R. Campbell, SN; ll.T. Wilson, SN; M.I). Dilley, SN; and E.G. McCollum, SN. M. . - Missile Division kept our Talos missiles and test equipment in a " ready " lSSll6 cot,L ' ' t ' on so e would be available at any time to ward off any enemy 00 aircraft attempting an attack on the fleet. This was accomplished in the two checkout areas inside the Missile House. Each missile was checked out periodically to keep the ship ' s missile battery and missile launcher in a state of combat readiness. Two missiles were fired during an exercise off Okinawa. LT Anderson; LTJG Sedleniek; ENS Damm; ENS Gilbert; ENS Strawbridge; and R.E. Rising, FTCS. H. Stewart, FTC; E.S. Ackerman, GMMC; R.D. Jones, FTC; T.G. Shermer, FTM1; E.L. Coker, GMM2; and J.H. Fredericks, GMM2. 137 C.A. Sherman, FTM2; D.E. Barkand, GMM2; G. Sevinsky, FTM2; R.E. Pepper, GMM2; L.L. Gorena, GMM2; and J.T. Williams, GMM3. W.H. Coon, GMM3; R.L. Ireland, GMM3; J.D. Briner, GMM3; R.C. Egbert, FTMSN; and W.A. Curtice, FTMSN. __ ff FM Division kept our missile guidance directors operating, a vital link in the " jVI defense of the fleet. Our missiles wore a major deterrent against potential enemy air attacks against the carrier striking force, which we were helping to protect. The division ' s personnel maintained and operated the electronic equipment necessary to acquire and track a target, compute missile fire control problems, and guide the missile to its target. LT. Whittington; LTJG Black; LTJG Egg; ENS Sterry; ENS Brown; and F.C. Raucheisen, FTC. J.E. Moldt, FTC; G. Raiford, FTM1; R.L. Timson, FTM1; M.R. Pennington, FTM2; R.C. Cockrill, FTM2; and M.A. King, FTM2. S.J. Slater, FTM2; M.G. Metwejewa, FTM2; A.J. Kent, FTM2; T.E. Barton, FTM2; K.L. Rich, FTM2; and K.E. Niemi, FTM3. 138 J.A. Martin, I TM3; R.P. Sweeney, I I M3; B.S. Steel,FTM3; A.R. Kray, Jr., FTM3; K. Lyon, FTM3; and D.A. Graham, I TM3. P.R. Krausz . I rM3; J.F. Schiff, FTM3; C.J. Walker. FTM3; R.K. Weaver, FTM3; H.W. Bogle, FTM3; and D.K. Lodin, FTM3. N.V. luliano, SN K.J. Wain . i rMSN .-- -- While the guns of Third Division do all the firing, it is the plotting and directing " Ff l of FG Division that places a projectile on its target. When firing at a range of several miles, many factors must be taken into consideration: speed and direction of the ship, speed and direction of the wind, land elevation, moving targets, timing of the fuse, and even the earth ' s rotation. Three different fire control systems are used within FG Division to solve fire control problems. w HNS Crowley; E.R. Betsworth, FTC; P.L. Myers, FTG1; D.W. Sawyer, FTM2; A.F. Abruzzese, FTG2; and D.F. Rood, FTC2 W a L.D. Ilolen, FTG2; R.W. Turner, FTG3; J.R. Ilensler, FTG3; R.E. Garrison, FTG3; P.J. Preisz, FTG3; and L.D. Crabtree, FTG3. 139 R.S. Triplett, FTG3; G.B. Gosney, FTM3; R.P. Gosney, FTM3; R.L. Phillips, FTGSN; R.A. Gray, FTGSN; and E.I. Davies, FTGSN. R.E. Gregory, Jr., FTGSN; D.M. Gleason, FTGSN; D.J. Saladin, FTGSN; C.Z. Heyza, FTMSN; and G.O. Antuna, SN. _ _ The First Lieutenant ' s Division had more cleaning space per man than anyone I c4 " .4 " else aboard. They cleaned the ship ' s sides, and operated the Bo ' s ' n ' s locker, XOla JJ La ,- g p a j nt locker and the sail locker. They inspected, tested, and repaired all our lifesaving equipment. They manufactured all the canvas work for the ship and issued special clothing wherever and whenever it was needed. LT. Richmond; BO ' S ' N Young; A.J. Whipple, BMC; G. Vance, BM1; W.P. Krey, BM2; and J.J. Pitts, BMSN. G.E. Ahart, SN; J.J. Munger, bN; B.R. Gayhart, SN; K.L. Wagner, SN; F. P. DeLuca, SN; and R.D. Hammer, SN. B. Travis, SN; W.P. Kelley, SN; S.D. Strom, SN; D.C. Johnson, SN; H.W. Holderfield, SN; and T.W.H. Boomer, SN. 140 M__ Our Marine Detachment provided an internal security guard and formed 3 v Jot tne nucleus of the ship ' s landing force. Although the landing force was ■ J- » never used, it was rumored that most of the Marines were more than willing to go ashore to put their two cents in. But they got their money ' s worth when they bombarded the Viet Cong with five inch projectiles from Mount 51, and provided support for their fellow Marine forces ashore. CAPT S» I .11 Miske; 1ST SGT C.W. McBride; SSGT J.L. Brady; CPL H.K. Morgan; and CP1 .1.1.. Dobogai. I PI R.E. Snyder; CPJ R.E. Schrader; CP1 R.S.Clayton; CPI A.H. Schmitz; LCPL G.D. Pray; and LCP1 T. A. Prince. 211121 LCPl T.A. Kelsey; LCPL A.H. PI R.M. Moss; LCP1 R.R. Asmussen; LCP1 J.E. Hubbard; and LCPL R.L. Smith. LCPL R.A. R.A. Fortcamp; PFC T.R. Cushing; PFC J.A. Logan; PFC r.P. Stone; PFC G.C. Ryan; and PFC L.T. Broadhurst. J J PFC C. Jackson; PFC R.L. Schol; PFC C.J. Phillips; PFC L.W. Russell; PFC M.A. Russ; and PFC T.L. Danielson. 141 PFC I. Aragon; PFC J.H. Copeland; PFC L.E. Morrow; PFC G.R. Starnes; PFC C.E. Hamburg; and PFC S.E. Sunn. ' 4 r PFC J.M. Nielsen; PFC D. Jones, Jr.; PFC L.R. O ' Henley; PFC B.W. Henry; and PFC D.L. Taylor. 142 ENGINEERING Commander H.L. Morris Engineer Officer 143 A A Division ' s Machinist ' s Mates, Machinery Repairmen and Enginemen kept in operation all Engineering Department ' s equipment outside of the main machinery spaces, with the exception of the electrical, piping, and ventilation systems. They provided for much of our comfort while in WestPac, supplying us with fresh water and air conditioning and maintaining equipment in the galley, laundry and soda fountain. Thanks to A Division, a steady flow of ice cubes from our ice machines cooled our drinks at mealtime. LTJG Volk; S.M. Clark, MMCS; W.A. Glover, EN1; D.D. Meeks, MM1; CD. Leonard, MR1; and W.H. Austin, MM1. 1 i S.J. Hagberg, MM2; D.S. Barnett, MM2; G.L. McCall, MR3; R.L. Mahurin, MM3; V.W. Deerman, MM3; and T.J. Kindred, EN3. D.R. Arend, EN3; A.L. Swanson, EN3; D.R. Arthur, EN3; J.R. Hanson, MR3; G.J. Olver, ENFN; and W.D. Allen, FN. W.M. Cormier, FN; H.W. Koepke, FN; and C.E. Kaech, FN. BB Division is divided into four major groups of Machinist ' s Mates and Boilermen-- the Forward and After Fireroom crews, the Generator gang, and the Oil Lab workers. The ship ' s four 88-ton boilers were kept steaming in the Forward and After Firerooms around the clock by B Division. The Generator gang kept the ship ' s four service turbo- generators and related equipment running. The oil lab tested and treated feed and drinking water which they made, and helped keep the ship on an even keel by controlling GALVESTON ' S liquid load. 144 !Qtli LTJG Schiller: ENS Vasts- HL Paddock, BTCM; L.C. Ragsdale, BTC; D.C. Cardner, BTC; and J. 11. Hi son, BTC. B.R. Carpenter, MM1; D.J. Stoney, MM3; R.B. Cornell, FN; P. Facio, FN; R.D. Willard, I N; and W.I). Baliff, FN. flllft ' t M.K. Tibbens, FA; W.S. Williams, IN; J.D. Gilbert, FN; D. Jeminez, IN; and J. Lyons, I . El Lectrician ' s Mates, Internal Communications Electricians, and " Your Deadly Shipmate " make up the roster of E Division. Our two electrical switchboards and our ventilation system was kept working by our electricians, who also replaced burned-out light bulbs and fuses, repaired electrical motors, etc. Our IC-men handled our internal communications system, which involved repairing and installing ship ' s service and sound-powered phones and circuits. Movies were shown every night for the entertainment of all hands by E Division. FNS Fox; A.W. Jackson, EMCS; R.I). Rosendahl, ICC; J.R. Clark, EMI; F.A. Murray, EMI; and C.W. Marks, EM2. W.H. Mays, EM2; L.G. Rogers, EM2; D.D. Blackstock, EM2; T.W. Hunt, IC2; D.H. Armstrong, IC2; and L.E. Henderson, IC2. 145 H.L. West, EM3; R.A. Blankenship, EM3; W.R. Rowe, EM3; T.J. Giorgianni, EM3; R.J. Totten, EM3; and L.L. Parks, EM3. J.A. Boudreaux, EM3; W.L. Whelan, EM3; C.W. Drake, EM3; G.W. Shaw, EM3; D.J. Grundhauser, EM3; and D.N. Kent, EM3. J.H. Budworth, EM3; W.H. Tibbens, EM3; C.S. Bruce, IC3; M.W. Southerland, IC3; R.J. Longworth, EMFN; and C.E. Aronson, EMFN. T A Ellingson, EMEN; M.H. Dauman, EMFN; J. P. Goehner, EMFN; D.N. Atkins, ICFN; G.F. Robinson, ICFN; and d ' .N. Goude, ICFN. M.D. Legg, ICFN; J.N. Poland. ICFN: J.F. Reeves. ICFN: W.H. Randle. ICFN; and W.A. Dierdorff, ICFN. MM Division ' s Machinist ' s Mates operated the ship ' s four 25, OOO-horsepower engines, which turned our four gigantic screws nearly 32 million times each during the cruise. They answered the engine order telegraph from the bridge thousands of times, often when the ship was in " tight " spots, such as during sea detail, or shore bombardment, when precise maneuvering was a must. M Division ' s " snipes " also cared for the turbines, main reduction gear, shafts, shaft alleys, stern tubes, and the main condensers. 146 1 ENS Stringer; tNS nemcox; f.m. bunge. MM1; J.J. Rade. .1. Berends, MM2; and S.J. McGuire, MM3. F.L. Christenbcrv, MM3: F B Lindlav MM3: W Williams. MM3; A.S. Hardy, MMFN; G.G. Ilamcl, MMFN; and D.G. Johnson. MMFN. 1 J.V. Geiger, MMFN; V.J. Kumer, MMFN: O.K. Blatz, FN; R.J. Barnett, IN; D.E. Catherwood, FN; and H.R. Garrison. FN. E.W. Keller, FN; M.D. Holcomb, FN; S. llager, FN; P.M. Kinnison, FN; D.T. Swim, FN; and C.M. Crammer, FN. w J.D. Roberts, FN; J.E. West, FA; P.N. Stachelski, FA; S.C. Gaedecke, FA; and M.D. Sandstoe, FA. RR Division is GALVESTON ' S repair division. During General Quarters R Division ' s men were positioned in seven damage control repair parties an d Damage Control Central, ready to make immediate repairs, combat fires, flooding, etc., and to take protective measures in event of nuclear, biological, or chemical attack against the ship. R Division ' s personnel include Damage Controlmen, Shipfitters, Pipefitters, and Carpenters. Damage Control Central was open for business 24 hours a day, and a sounding and security patrol was on duty at all times. 147 LT Gonzalez; ENS Rowe; ENS Onorato; A.H. Briscoe, DCC; A.L. Williams, SFC; and W.E. Schubert, SF1 H.R. Kraft, SFP2; P.J. McNamara, SFM2; T. Grice, SFP2; J.C. Lillian, SFM3; J.B. Berstler, SFM3; and W. Morris, SFM3. J.G. GeBott, SFM3; R.A. Edwards, SFM3; M.C. Gunnell. SFM3: W.D. Dill, SFP3; F. A. Douglas, SFP3; and W. P. Strickland, SFM3. W.J. Silva, SFP3; J.F. Lawrence, SFP3: J.L. Jeffreys, SFP3; T.D. Holmes, DC3; J.L. Barr, DC3; and K.D. Collier, H C.R. Evans, DC3; J.W. Beasler, DC3; A.E. Sherrell, DC3; R.R. Montford, FN; M.E. Tittle, FN; and R.E. Sullivan, FN. Right: W.H. Longmire, FN. 148 NAVIGATION Lieutenant Commander H.J. Steffes Navigator 149 NThe Quartermasters of Navigation Division plotted the ship ' s course, kept the ship on course, and determined the exact position of the ship. They kept all the navigational charts and publications up to date and kept a log of all the events as they occurred on and around the ship. They navigated in " tight " spots along the coast of South Viet Nam, where there sometimes was as little as 18 feet of water beneath the hull. Our Aerographers predicted the weather for us, and kept key persons informed of threatening situations. ENS Greenwood; G.W. North, QM1; J.L. Knea, AG1; D.R. Williams, AG3; R.J. Stanley, QM3; and T.J. Harris, QMSN. W. Byrne, QMSN; R.L. Marshall, SN; O.D. Dyer, SN; T.J. Wieferich, SN; H.A. Chambers, SN; and G.S. Stewart, SN. D.L. Wills, SN; and R.N. Lennox, SA. 150 SUPPLY Lieutenant Commander D.W. Potter Supply Officer 151 S- S-l Division ordered, received, stored and issued upon request all the consumables _ I that were used on GALVESTON. To do this, S-l ' s Storekeepers exercised inventory ™ " " control over 37,000 different electronic, ordnance, machinery and electrical repair parts and many hundreds of common items from pencils to push brooms. During General Quarters many of the gun crews were supplemented by Storekeepers who helped man the handling rooms of the mounts and turrets. LTJG Harrison; L.R. Burgess, SKC; C. Bledsoe, SKI; W.H. Lewis, SKI; L. J. Craig, SK2; and H.W. Arnold, AK2. G.L. Shipe, SK3; F. Aguilera, SK3; S.J. Wroblicki, SK3; R.K. Rieber, SK3; K.D. Hecklesberg, SK3; and J. A. Bartlett, sib! J.R. Kieffer, SK3; W.E. Kull, SN; and O.F. Dalrymple, SN. S— S-2 Division, the commissary division, are the people who feed the crew. They operate „2 the crew ' s galley, the bake shop, the butcher shop, and the " reefer " spaces, where " the food is stored. They are assisted to a large extend by the mess cooks of S-2-1 Division, who are assigned on a temporary basis from other divisions throughout the ship. Our cooks prepared several steak " cook-outs " on the fantail and provided special atmosphere for the " Italian " and " Western " nights on the mess decks. LTJG New; H.J. Graff, CSCS; F. Lapoint, CSC; A. Abad, CS2; S.R. Howard, CS2; and J.D. Hensley, CS3. 152 E.D. Martin. Jr., CS3; R.A. Robinson, SN; J.R. Parker, SN; P. F. Smith, SN; and W.D. Bean, SA. Sr S-3 Division is our sales and services division. The Ship ' s Servicemen operate M from some of the most well-known spaces on the ship. The barber shop gave free " haircuts. The ship ' s store offered all their items at discount prices. The clothing store sold all types of articles needed to complete a person ' s seabag. The tailor shop made alterations and minor repairs to uniforms. The ship ' s laundry cleaned our clothes for us. And the " gedunk, " or soda fountain, provided nourishment for every man ' s sweet tooth. D.C. Troppy, Sill; O.T. Farmer, Sill; T.C. O ' Neal, SH2; K.D. Carter, SH2; J.J. Wing, SH2; and M.J. Castellano, SH2. ©fj 1 1. 1 . Saywers, SH3; M.H. Britts, SH3; R.D. Maldonado, SH3; T.T. Thomas, SIB; W.C. Orgitano. SN; and G.L. Ruffin, SHSN. A.A. McGill, SN; J.E. Kirkpatrick, SN; I.J. Paul, SN; T.K. Strandholt, SN; R.S. Hagar, SN; and R.L. Persinger, SN. J.A. Hill, SN; H. Alvarado, SN; J.E. Casey, SN; C.T. Johnson, SN; L.C. Martinez, SN; and J.J. Spivey, SN. 153 F. Alexander, SN; G.O. Sahr, SN; R.F. Colosa, SN; W.N. Craw, SN; D.L. Caudle, SA; and B.A. Watts, SA. W.W. Mapela, SA. Sj. The ship ' s Disbursing Clerks are in S-4 Division. These were the people who paid » U. us. They handled and made entries in the pay records of every person aboard, from the admiral and his staff to all the seaman apprentices. Five months of combat pay, a pay raise, and income tax-exempt paydays highlighted the cruise, as well as a new, low-cost insurance allotment for everyone who wanted it. The Disbursing Clerks also exchanged our dollars to Military Payment Certificates for us when we visited Japan. LTJG Hoist; W.T. Mills, DKC; S.C. Martin, DK3; T.G. Jones, DKSN; J.D. Koskoff, DKSN; and D.R. Baker, SN. P.B. Roche, SN. 154 S_ S-5 Division ' s Steward ' s Mates cooked and served the officers ' food. They also _» cleaned all the officers ' staterooms and passageways, as well as the wardroom and ■ its pantry and galley and the food storerooms. Most of the people in S-5 Division were from the Philippines, and when GALVESTON visited Subic Bay most of them took leave and went home to visit their families. 9191 LTJG Graves; ENS Oldendorph; W.F. Woods, SDC; F.A. Ganac, SD1; D.R. Feria, SD2; and L. Cabatuando, SD2. R 1 §1 fl} W S.I. Torrejas, SD3; N. Francisco, SD3; N.C. Anselmo, SD3; J.E. Cherry, SD3; G.M. Aguinaldo, SD3; and W.L. Banks, SD3. 01 ' 9 $ ' 01? I R.R. Picatoste. TN; H.B. Bugarin, TN; M.J. Terrado, TN; M.T. Muyot, TN; R.A. Mendoza, TN; and R.B. Sayo, TN. Q $ 9 |jl P.S. Romero, TN; A.M. Bautista, TN; O.S. Vida, TN; R.C. Adriano, TN; B.O. Doon. TN; and S.C. Carino, TN. V $te S.S. Dela Cruz, TN; D.D. Macam, TN; M.M. Isiderio, TA; G.T. Crisologo, TA; R.F. Landon, TA; and P. A. Loyola, TA. 155 DENTAL Lieutenant Commander K.T. Reese Dental Officer 156 MEDICAL Lieutenant H.A. Cserny Medical Officer 157 H-| __ The Hospital Corpsmen of H Division cared for our sick and injured. They Xf j made their first appearance before we arrived in WestPac, giving all hands " the shots required when a ship makes a deployment. They made physical examinations, maintained health standards throughout the ship, administered drugs and medicines to those who became ill, and operated the sick bay ward, pharmacy, operating room, and portable X-ray unit. The Dental Technicians assisted the Dental Officer in repairing, extracting, and cleaning teeth. W.C. Stinson, HMCS; D.A. Culbertson, HM1; R. A. Sasaki, HM2; G.T. Butcher, HM3; J.G. Mills, HM3; and E.P. Wokasch, HM3. P5| D.D. Day, HN; M.E. Dahn, HN; L.D. Whelan, HN; J.E. Pitts, HN; T.J. McDermott, HN; and R.C. Suter, DN. H.M. Evans, HN W.J. Philmlee, SN 158 nFlag Division was made up of the officers and men who assisted Commander arr Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla Nine in his duties as Flotilla Commander, commander j of the cruisers and destroyers of the Seventh Fleet, and Surface-Subsurface Coordinator for the Seventh Fleet. Included were several officers, Yeomen, Quartermasters, Radiomen, Signalmen, Radarmen, Boatswain ' s Mates, Sonarmen, Steward ' s Mates, and Marines. m w % II Carpenter; R.E. Sauer, RDCM; II.L. Pinkham, VNCS; W.A. Axtell, QMC; W.N. Agin, RMC; and N. Cruz, SDC. F.W. Hochner, BM1; R.N. DeMart, RD1; W.P. Brush. YN1; K.A. Swoverland, RD2; J.J. Peri, YN2; and L.P. Backstrom, YN2. M. 5 F.J. Munda, n i:! ; P.I). Clark, RD3;W.K. Stanley, YN3; B. Romualdo, SD3; CPL R.H. Stevens; and CPL J. H. Campbell. 4 L G.M. Johnson, RDSN; C.L. Robinson, RDSN; G.N. Snell, CYNSN; L.E. Snyder, SN; R.J. Martinez, SN; and H. Bell, SN. R.B. Padre, TN; A.R. Waje.TN; LCPLD.VV. Dobbins; R.V. McQueen, YNSA; R.A. Broncaccil, SA; and E.A. Decano, TA. 159 CRUISE BOOK STAFF LTJG D.B. Jackson Editor LTJG R.V. Damm Business Manager P.E. Richard, J02 .... Editorial Assistant A.L. Wright, PH2 Chief Photographer R.A. Thorp, PH3 Photographer D.J. Fritton, AN Photographer L.C. Bihner, AN Photographer [ggmina] Lilhoqiaphed 6 Bound by WAL5W0RTH 1 60 Maicoline. Mo , U. S. A. President Lyndon B. Johnson: " I extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations --and those of the American people... " Vice Admiral Paul P. Blackburn, COMSEVENTHFLT: " You have stunned and demoralized the enemy in Viet Nam... Congratulations and well done. " Major General L. W. Walt, Commanding General, Third Marine Amphibious Force: " ...a bright new chapter in the annals of our country ' s hard-won battles against the enemies of freedom. " The above congra tulations were received bv all units participating in " Operation Starlight, " 18-24 August 1965, at VanTuong peninsula, Republic of Veitnam. ”
Suggestions in the Galveston (CLG 3) - Naval Cruise Book collection:
1965, pg 154
1965, pg 121
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