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. -. " I " ' H ■■ 1962-1963 : •» , USS GEORGE CLYMER APA- 27 ? u 1962-1963 USS GEORGE CLYMER APA-27 CRIISE BOOK STAFF LTJG M. J. KOKTH. EDITOR ENS J. L. BENDS. PHOTOGRAPHER ENS J. D. JOHNSON. FINANCE PUBLICITY B R I E F H I S T O R Y m mm .m.jmMM ..wm The USS GEORGE CLYMER bears the name of an outstanding American Patriot — a niemher of the original Gontinental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A close friend of President Washington and a firm and fair arbitrator. George Ch mer was appointed by Washington to settle the dispute between the Cherokee and the Creek Indians in Georgia. The USS GEORGE CL ' IVIER was commissioned on 1.5 June. 1942. She is the largest and oldest of the venerable Attack Transports. She was the first American Attack Transport to participate in both Major Theaters during W.W. II — the Mediterranean and the Pacific. The first landing of American Troops in North Africa on 7 November 19 f2 marked the beginning of her combat career. In all she took part in six major combat operations: French Morocco. Guadalcanal. Bougainville, - ' ■ ' Guam. Leyte. and Okinawa, nuring her World War II career the CLYMER steamed 163.000 miles, carried 16.000 tmops and cared fur 2.600 sick and wounded. The CL MER was again readv at the outbreak of the Korean conflict and par- ticipated in the amphibious operations at Inchon and Hununam. Since Korea, numer- ous cruises to the Western Pacific have been made in support of I nifed States foreign |)olic and in assisting to maintain a bulwark agaiii t the ccmnnunist- in that area. The CLYMER is capable of carrying 1200 conibat luaded Marines and their associated c(pii|)inent — a Ratlalidri Landing Team — and of landing them on a hostile sJKire in amphibious assault. Ihat is her role. She plaxs it as a ital member nf the Amphibious Task Force Team. -. c o M M A N D I N G O F F I C E R GERALD W. RAHILL CAPTAIN. UNITED STATES NAVY The 22ncl officer to command the USS GEORGE CLYMER (APA-271. Captain Rahill came to this assifinment from the Pentagon where he served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. As a reserve officer ]5rior to and during World War II. he was in the commissioning detail and served on board three ships: the first -Baby Flat-Top. " USS LONG ISLAND (CVE-li: USS AURIGA (AK-08): and the USS BELTRAMI (AK-162) which he commanded. Captain Rahill. a graduate of Williams College, has served four years at tlie LTnited States Naval Academv. He is a Destroyerman. with several tours in destroyers including command of the USS BUCK (DD-7611. 1953-1955. E X E C u T I V E ' ' 1 n o F F I C E R ALEX BAKER COMMANDER. UNITED STATES NAVY In 1912 Commander A. Baker enlisted in the Navv as a seaman. After attendinc midshipman school at Columbia L niversitv. he received his commission in l ' )13. He has served as Assistant Communications Officer of a destroyer. Communications Officer of a carrier, on a destrover s(|uadron staff, and as Communications Watch Officer in the Chief of Naval O])erations messape center. He has had duty as navigator of a heavy cruiser and as Training Officer of the Navy Section of the Joint U. S. Militarv Advisorv Grou|). Greece. Commander Bakers last dut before re|)orting aboard the Clymer was as Execu- tive Officer of the NROTC unit at Cornell L ni ersit . Ithaca, New York. DEPARTMENT HEADS LT R. R. HAYNE 1st LT L. A. BEHYMER LTJG L. M. DORMAN LT A. I). (JLISENBERRY MPA LT W. H. SCAN.NELL GUNNERY OFFICER LT T. T. KK LN K1 DENTAL OFFICER LTJG J. L. HINKLE ASST OPS OFFICER c o M P H I B R O N Captain V. H. Wildt, USN. is the Commander Amphibious Squadron Three. The Squadron consists of eleven amphibious ships of various types. Flagship of the Squadron is the USS GEORGE CLYMER (APA-27). Captain Wildt was born in San Diego. California, and is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, class of 1937. During World War II, Captain Wildt served in the Pacific Ocean Area, aboard the USS SAINT LOUIS. Staff of Commander Battleship Division 4, and as Navigator of the light cruiser ASTORIA. He commanded the destroyer, USS FRED T. BERRY, during the Korean conflict. After a tour as Executive Officer of the NROTC unit. University of Colorado, Captain Wildt returned to sea in 1954 as Commanding Officer. USS GUADALUPE, a fleet oiler. He next attended the Naval War College, Newport. R. I., after which he served as Chief of the Naval Section. MAAG. in Karachi. Pakistan. Upon returning from overseas. Captain Wildt served as Chief of Staff to the Commander Mine Force. U. S. Atlantic Fleet. His last duty prior to assuming his present assignment was as Commanding Officer, LISS ELDORADO, an am- phibious Force Flagship. In addition to the Bronze Star and the Commendation Medal, Captain Wildt is authorized to wear 12 other cam])aign and area medals. CDR F. W. BLOOMER Chief of Staff W- LCUK G. E. HUBBELL maauu. CDR W. C. MARTIN LT R. G. CLARK s T A F F O F F I C E R S LT P. W. PEARSON, CHC CAPT J. C. DUFF LTJG R. L. BUNCE STAFF RANDOM I » iwwa)w. jqgw REAR ADMIRAL F. J. BLOUIN. USN COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS FORCE. U. S. SEVENTH FLEET Francis J. Blouin was born in Northbridge. Massachusetts, on July 23. 1910. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute prior to his appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1929. He was graduated and commissioned as an Ensign on June 1. 1933. and subsequently advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral on July 1. 1960. His career at sea has been highly versatile including tours of duty on the battleship, NEW MEXICO, the destroyers. OVERTON. MONAGHAN. and COLE, and the heavy cruiser. TUSCALOOSA, in the Atlantic. He served in the Office of Communications, Chief of Naval Operations, during the early period of World War II. then returned to sea in 1944 as Commanding Officer of the destroyers. STERETT and INGERSOLL. followed bv a tour as executive officer of the cruiser. USS MANCHESTER. After a vear of post graduate training at the Naval ar College in 1948. he served as . ide to Fleet Admiral W. D. Leahy, then Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States. In 1949-50 he was Director of the Legislative Division. Bureau of Naval Personnel, then successively. Commander Escort Destroyer Division 12 at sea during the Korean hostilities, on the staff of the Commander in Chief. U. S. Pacific Fleet, and in 1954 on the Joint Staff. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Washington. D. C. He commanded the amphibious force flagship MOUNT McKINLEY from October 1957 until Decem- ber 1958. during which time he participated in Sixth Fleet Operations during the Lebanon crisis, then became Commander Amphibious Squadron Four and also served as Commander Amphibious Force Sixth Fleet. Following promotion to flag rank. Admiral Blouin has served as an assistant to the Director of Strategic Plans. CNO. as Deputy Secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as Secretary. Joint Chiefs of Staff, until August 1. 1961. when he assumed duties as Commander Amphibious Group One and Commander Amphibious Force, U. S. Seventh Fleet. AMPHIBIOUS FORCE SEVENTH FLEET Recognizinp; the need for a peniiaiientlx deployed Ampliihious Command in the Western Pacific, the Chief of Naval Operations in the fall of l ' J61 designated Commander Amphibious Group One as Commander Amphibious Force, U. S. SEV- ENTH FLEET. The staff is now home ported at Subic Bav. Luzon. Republic of the Philippines. This force serves as a visible and significant reminder that the I nited States stands ready to honor its commitments to SEATO and with all allies in the Far East. The force, with its normal composition including a versatile assembly of ships, continues to fulfill its mission for movement of troops as required, and maintains its readiness to conduct amphibious operations in any area throughout the Western Pacific. A portion of the ships are kept " combat loaded " at all times, with troops and equipment ready for immediate action whenever or wherever needed. In addition, the experience and readiness of the force is continuously enhanced by training exercises with our allies. All units are prejiared and available on call to carry out the traditions of " Readv First. " The Third Marine Division is the ground " nniscle " of the Fleet Marine Force, Seventh Fleet. Located for the most part on Okinawa, tiie Third Marine Division is the ground assault force that would be utilized by Commander. Seventh Fleet, in any trouble spot in the Far East. One Battalion Landing Team from the Division is embarked in ships of the Amphibious Readv Force at all times. This often includes an LPH ( amphibious assault ship) with a Marine helicopter squadron, adding a vertical assault capability to this ready force. The primary mission of the First Marine Aircraft Wing, witii Headquarters at Iwakuni, Japan, is to provide close air support and transport capabilities for the Third Marine Division, and to provide a variety of air operations, as required, in support of the Seventh Fleet. F I R S T D I V I S I o N First Row: Sandau. G. R., Fesler, J. L., Carpenter, L. W,, Smith. B. H. Second Row: Hacker C. (n), Valdez, J. R.. Dunger. J. H., Flowers, J. R., Goodwill, J. F., McNeely, C. D. Third Row: Bolev, J. E.. Sliatzer. J. D., Mack, J. E., McNeeley, R. D. First Roic: ENS E. W. Larisrh, Tompkins, G. I.. Brockman, J. B. Second Row: Birt. J. A,. Tucker, R. L., Carman. J. E., McCaslin, D. S.. Lomax. W. C. I not pictured ( First Division does its share Of picking boats into the air; Putting them in skids or sea . . . A lovely life on the " Gorgeous G " ! ! Our booms of 10 — and 30 tons Are a constant source of good clean fun. Dropping the anchor is enjoyable too, As is working with equipment that ' s new. Firing the guns during general quarters; Washing down with salt or fresh water ; Painting and chipping in all of our spaces: Trying to stay in the " First John ' s " good graces; Smiling back at friendly Marines; Then having to clean out their dirty latrines: These things make the life of a bos ' un mate Something that ' s really fantastically great! " Liberty Call " Oh, boy. that feels good ! I just hate to drink alone Now for a practical demonstration r I —s ' jT-: tr . ji!2axs it- ' TTicjTr c- ' ' . -.c3i. D I V I S I o N First Row: Burnliam, R. E. Madrid R. G., Dalton. W. L., Webb, C. W.. Grumpier, E. E. Second Row: Paul, L. L., Lucky. J. L., Gabral, 0. (n), Glark, R. J. ' Freese " P. A. First Row: Perrin. V. J.. DeGrazia. R. E., Lewis J. T., Sullwold. R. L. Second Row: Monson. R. W., Loop, T. M.. Lankford, R. S., Helm, L. C., Goad, L. H. (missins: Allen, W. G.] Gates, W. E., Avent, R. D., James, D. G.) The area of responsibility of 2nd division is a big one. It extends from the incinerator on the 05 level to the bottom of 3 hold. These men run the booms on 3 hatch, the welin davits amidships, and are responsible for their care and maintenance. Every day is a long one but full of new challenges as the men of 2nd division try to squeeze more vehicles in an already overloaded hold, or man sea detail and 1-A stations. After a hard day, the night is quiet with letter writing, card games and movies— a day ' s work is done but tomorrow brings a new challenge. This is a winch iS Ml I think ni drsrll Physical fitness is important, men The hreak is set for tonight One of manv I hope to make admiral 3 r d D I V I S I o N ■ " N Row: Knlb. R. J.. Fuller. C. E.. ENS J. R. French, Bradliurst, J. G. Secon,! Row: Johnson. A. L.. Deck, D. R.. Corbin. C. W.. Fender. S. J., Mundt. O. H. Third Rou-: Rosrers, R. E.. Cunningham. C. (n). MacAlevv. I. C .Salazar. G. E., Bagwell, J. A.. Johnson, J. R. roiirlh Roic: Harris. K. T.. Kitchens. A. B., Slater. R. D.. Cook. G. H.. Matliis, C. R., Thomblade, L. A. Third division is a composite group of 21 sailors I Fuller ' s Angels) who spend most of their working hours on the after-part of the shiji. In that area they run the booms that work the hatches and lower the boats. They are the riggers of the accommodation ladde rs, and the groundkeepers of the quarterdecks. For ord division. WestPac ' 62- ' 63 is to be remembered as a time of training, hard work, and long hours intermingled with the excitement of going to new places and garnishing new experiences. As for work, it all began in Okinawa, o December. 1962. when the " GEORGE " became a floating shuttle service for the green people and all their gear. Three trips to Subic Bav and back and 2100 nautical miles later, ord division had made over 200 lifts with tlie 10-ton booms. By this time the voung newcomers to the division had been transformed into nld sea dogs: wise in the ways of shipboard life and eager to displav new talents and abilities. Partici])ation in Jungle Drum II in Thailand and an admin load of marines from Okinawa to Numazu. in addition to handling an unbelievable amount of dependents " cargo in Hong Kong, further en- hanced the training of the division, and proved them a capable unit, full of " can do spirit. Keep it taut Our Baby There ' s always work to do And overylhing was going so well ' ■ ' iy. no. ;,,«ewereu.? ' Time out G R O u p First Roio: Rich, L. M., Merjil. N. M., Walker, R. E., Pennington, F. N.. Hara- rick, E. T. Second Row: Beadle, G. 0., Asbur ' , R. L., Higgins, A. D., Sparkes, H. J., Koehler, J. C. First Rom: Mansfield. V. L., Sullivan. R. D., Porter. C. B.. French, A. B., Sanders. B. G. Second Row: LTJG M. L Fo.x. J. R.. Brooks, R. W C. M.. Schilling, A. A., Charlev. E. R., ENS J. A. Komes, ENS T. W. Fulbright I missing: Simon. J. L.. Levesque. J. P.. Dunson, R. J., Keith. W. E., LaRose, J. P., Pcnrow, E. (n), and Moore. D. A. The landing craft are the main battery of the GEORGE CLYMER. Boat group division has the responsibility of " Landing the Landing Force " while making an amphibious assault on foreign beachheads. The coxswains are especially qualified to handle these boats with the maximum of safety in all kinds of surf while ensuring the timely landing of the troops on the beach. These men are truly the " Fighting Arm " of this ship. ' 1 c " " Sure, I like the navy Paint, paint, paint En Garde He ' s seasick Not another rumble: 4th DIVISION From Left to Right: King, R. W., Walters, R. W., McClelland, M. E., ENS R. D. Blake, Johnson, T. E., Beshears, L. R., Hiebert, D. L., Benitez, M. L. (missing: Thomas. W. E., Horton, H. (n), Sasser, Y. A., Osborne, W. B., Thomson, G. E., and Jones, L. G.) («■•«» Four score and seven years ago (near the time of GEORGE ' S Commission) The status of gunnery appeared in a feeble condition. But progress during the march of many a year Has made the weapons on the GEORGE a thing to fear. To supplement this deadly, fearsome system We have men to read dials and knobs and twist ' em. Eleven men work the gear and keep it fastidiously clean (except for an occasional paint can dropped down in a magazine) In the armory you ' ll find in careful store Small arms like those used in the latest war ( Boer) So fear not when the enemy threatens demolition We ' ve got GEORGE ' S mighty guns . . . and 4th division! » " W • ' » » » ! ■ ' ' » ' Go aliead and fir The widget goes on the whatsit How ' s this for a pose? Boy, do I wi h that . , Ditto Our best worker D I V I S I o N First Row: Bobo, B. G., Schlientz, L. D., Coyle, J. C, Keller, J. R. Second Row: Bogstead, G. P., Dober- necker, J. A., Steggell, T. P. First Row: Tillingliast, E. H., ENS M. B. Branch, Belanger, R., Holton, L. W. Second Row: Henson, D. P., La- Coste, L. F., Rutledge. C. R., Hendershot, D. A., Robinson, C. L. Third Row: Dease, M. A., Lock- ruit, T. L., PiCotte, T. H. Fourth Row: Jarvis, D. E., Boyer, J. C, Jones, R. D. (missing: Phillips, W. D., O ' Toole, W. E., Campbell, R. E., Schmackurs. P. R., Iverson, D. L, Williams, C. H., Badcon, J. S., Dobrocke, P. W., Lewis, G. R., Garza, R. (n), Trulock, G. R., Abbott, B. F., and Handy, J. L.) ' " A " division maintains and repairs internal combustion engines. They also operate and maintain auxiliary engines, refrigeration equipment, and air conditioning equip- ment. Without " A " division ' s know-how, the bulk of the Clymer ' s crew would be lost — no heat, no refrigerated gedunks, no boats, no nothing. I (Ifpri ' t knmv lifiw lie iiot raiii:lit in there Never could resist these things Fm so happy I could cry. Captain He just didn ' t make it I recommend Burma-Sliave o N First Row: Montagne, J. A., Cloyd, R. V., Bisco, D. E., Dumas, R. E. Second Row: ENS L. O. Boyer, Wilcox, R. J., Wallace, K. (n), Bateman, J. P., Birt, C. L. Third Row: Wilson, M. L., Ellis, J. W., Sneed, R. L, Fox, R. L., Poynor, D. W. First Row: Savoie, G. L., Drabek, J. J. Second Row: Joslin, D. R., Beale, F. J.. Williams, R. L, Seibert, W. W., McClendon, W. C. Third Row: Scribner, L. P., Deiotte, I. L., Ford, A. S., Richardson, G. A., Dagon, W. H. First Row: Aliers, K. L., Baker, R. R., Shupe, D. L. Second Row: Howe, T. E., Brown, N. W., O ' Dell, R. W. Composed of boilermen and machinist mates, these men run the ship amid the maze of the main engines, turbines, boiler, pumps, valves, etc. If they don ' t go we don ' t go. " Hi ' 1 You got nose trouble: ' Now, thfiu ' s your trouble My cake is almost done Kuddcr is left standard, ir ou can ' t cNcn gundcck properly E DIVISION First Row: Grisdale. D. M.. Johnson, W. L.. Laney. V. R.. Andrews, G. L. Second Row: Freischlae. R. A., McKenna, H. A.. Baglev. L. H., Krokenes, R. V., Brackin, G. T. (missing: Eldridse A. Z., Hinson. F. D.. Sirarak, K. P., Bays, j. K., Keeton, J. M., Mattheis, J. R., and Lewis, N. R. f These are tlie men vhose job is of major importance on the CLYMER — the Electrician Mates and I. C. Electricians. Their ])rimarv function is to supervise all the electrical energy and power throughout the ship. While being responsible for the terrifying shrill of the whistles, alarms, sirens, and those sweet voices that come over the 1-MC. our present-day Edisons also have under their charge the ship ' s generators, the lighting systems, emergency power system, storage batteries, gvro compasses, interior communications, and last but not least, the movie projectors. I can ju t hi ' jr th ' iKi iiialnis screaming Mc, Worried y Still willing uiur Coniirc-sman ' . ' ' Sure. I use Dial. ' Why ' : il ynu do is imll here Next lime viiu nmulh-nff . . R D I V I S I o N Firi! How: Uiapman, J. E.. bcluiuf. C ¥., Melanson, J. A. Second Row: Roberson, A. M.. Haggart, R. F., Rohrbacker, F. V.. Genever. P. R., ENS R. F. Reep, Knous, L. B., DanniT, L. E., Cimental, C. R., Dennis, C. S., Pritchard, A. E. (missing: Hauck. R. (n), Ross, W. L., Phillips, G. H.) Composed of men that weld, rivet, braze, calk, solder, roll, bend, and shape, ' " R " division ' s mission is the prevention and control of all damage. The men maintain and are experts in the use of all fire fighting equipment and all atomic, biological, and chemical warfare equipment. In case of a hit during an enemy attack, repair parties are the last to leave the ship — you can bet they are also experts on maintaining watertight integrity. Just once, I wish the Cnriimiiddic wiiuld sJiul liis ipwii lalile Wliy did you spike this drink. ' She always needs repairing A Care Package will save his life Make sure it ' s even O I Division First Row: ENS J. C. Crary, Reeves, B. R., Brown. N. L. Second Row: Yetter. H. D.. Gerleman, L. F.. Under, B. D., ENS D. E. Benson Third Row: McAllister, C. (nl. Under, D. L., Little, R. D. The 1962-1963 cruise proved to be an unusual and interesting voyage with many highlights for the uncorruptible men of 01 division. At sea the well-trained technicians of the " radar gang " ' were constantly busy assisting the OOD ' s in maneuvering the ship, vying with the navigators as to the true position of the ship, and keeping the Clymer from embarrassing situations on the high seas. In port the " Uncorruptibles " achieved numerous distinctions and honors. In Sasebo. B. Linder was known far and wide as " Tak-San " ; near Manila. Brown operated a sandwich establishment: in Olongapo. Mac was voted " Man of the Year. " and Chief Little conducted an amphibious assault on the Rio: in Hong Kong, Gerleman met Alice and the whole division won a good conduct award for the party held at the luxurious Little Club: Reeves got bombed in Saigon-and every- where else; Yetter won the Orders of the Purple Heart: D. Linder won several hair- styling shows, and in all it can be said that 01 division had left its mark in WestPac. i i RiVILFl i kfV ' . ' = ' 1! Sl ' ' I " I ' " ' c:n: TO loiiot -r:!-{ s IN ' JO!. l " - ;:v.K 5; -S " " What are you looking at. ' ' If only they would ha r listened to us X IJnii ' l »i ii , wc " Il miss it Look at me! o E D I V I S I o N rf« " " rfr , , . " ' ' ' f ri( Row: Garvin, T. G.. Fennell, W. C. Todd. J. C, Helms, D. B. Second Row: Habermaas, J. C, Crisp, J. R., Thorpe, J. G., Corsette, K. R.. Todd, D. A., Jones, iM. E., Summers, A. S. These experts of electronic equipment maintain and repair radios, fathometers, radar, loran. and anything you have that is equipped with tubes. And wiien not using their electronic millimeter, replac- ing tubes, or reading schematic diagrams, the ET ' s man the ship ' s switchboard. On these men rests the reliability of our com- munications with the outside world. Please don ' t hit me Whal ' cJ nu liii llii time? W c alwaxs wanted to lie painters Right here it says . Sure, I smoke Camels iS ' ow, wliat are )0U going to do? o N First Roic: Fowler. C. F.. Walker. D. W.. Allen. -«■. C. Second Row: ENS J. D. Johnson. Hake. G. E.. Johnson. L. (nl. McKnisht, J. E., Hendricks, J. R., Goodall, R. C, Mokler, R. P. First Row: Tyson, L. C, Snader, L. D. Second Row: Simpson, J. E., Walker, D. E., LTJG V. E. Pringle, Mace, V. C, Love, J. L., Hickman, C. E., Van Hise, C. A. The radio gang or proverbial ' " Ears of the Ship " plays a very important role in the operation of the GEORGE CLYMER. The radiomen are the vital link between the ship and the rest of the world. Through the radio-shack passes operational traffic, weather reports, sports results, and stock quotas. Our radiomen are constantly on the alert to keep our communications at their verv best. I run tlii-. sliiivv. Sjiliir! Fine ste Always davdreaming Dear Mom. . Real swin " fis on Lihorlv -Meet Dutch Master o s D I V I s I o N ' W i t v " ' ' ♦ First Roic: LTJG M. J. Koeth. Curry, J. L., Brokaw. R. L., Hickman, O. C, Neese, G. (n) Second Row: Swindle, H. R.. Owen?, J. L., Garvey, R. E., Skiens, R. L. Arms waving, flags flying, and lights blinking all around : what appears as chaos to other people is just part of the daily routine for the Signalmen of the GEORGE CLYMER. Keeping informed and keeping others informed is their daily business. It ' s yours if you can get it All I want for Xmas . . . Back in 39, we . Lone ii] Can I interest ou in a peep? Let ' s gn for a beer An occasional dril X DIVISION I First Row: Schmitz. T. J.. Weiler. D. F., Whaley, J. S., Ai;uilar, R. (n). Curran. D. C. Seller, B. T. Back Ron: Tiamel. R. C, Sipe. F. M, ENS J. R. Hannah, Fanton. G. R., Lefever, P. R., Perkins, H. D. The administrative department consists chiefly of the clerical and master-at-arms force which come under the title of X division. In the clerical field we have offices known as the: Captain ' s Office — officers ' matters: Executive Officer ' s Office — enlisted matters: I E Office — Training and Education: Legal Office — Legal Matters: and last but not least our Post Office — bv which our mail clerks keep us up to date with the news back home. In the Personnel Office our work varies from the Plan of the Day. to service record entries, to Top Secret Clearances. -p-y c eoOii SON T vc ' is H cT JciK ' " -■ OH ■ " " ii .:-- n k, i Remcinl)i ' i inr. fcllat: Rcadinj; improves tlie mind Look at this, Cliii-f. llif CO ju?l jiul WestPac out-of-ljounds! n m . f I- Some iKoplf lia f llicir finprrs on evt-rytliin ' : N A V I G A T I O N •1 ii 1 Front Row: Grooms. R. O., Sayers, R. A., LTJG L. M. Dorman, Speck, J. C, Mann, D. R. Back Row: Marsellus, D. R., Nordstrum. P. B.. Wontworth, D. L., Courtney, E. R. Ensuring the safe navigation of the George Clymer is the dutiful job of men assigned to N division. They maintain the ship ' s clocks, make weather observations, steer the ship, attempt to plot the ship ' s position at all times, and are indispensable to the OOD ' S. But it wasn ' t uii llip chart! What do iiu think il i-, fellas? i% ' r No. I ' m Not the Captain It ' s still a long way On Strike Foul wcatluT fa-hions H DIVISION First Row: McDaniel, K. A., Owens. E. T.. Bramliila. J. R.. Smiderlv. W. C. Bunklev, L. B. 2ni! Row: Wheeler. M. I.. Wellington. S. J.. Brockmeycr, J. D. LT T. T. Krjsinski. DC. Ramos. E. C. The ship ' s Medical department is manned by an efficient staff of well-trained personnel whose dailv function is to maintain the health and welfare of this ship. Thev are continuously kept busy passing out ])ilis. administering shots, holding early reveille on occasion, pulling and cleaning teeth, and lecturing on timely medical subjects. Their skills are always required and never refused. plf t4 -- Ejr- Up . This is the nir ' c ' ll ju-t tfar it out of your rt ' Cord No. nut too had Got a minutf. Doc. ' ' Look the otiier way Opi n just a little wider Firsi Ron-: Lubbison. R. .1.. Ij.j " . K,. I i, jIi. C. L.. Da-. J.. L ngab. E.. Barrowclough, W.. Hopper, A. F., Moore, G. D., Norman, D. A., Isaacson, D. W.. Pohhneire, M. F. Second Rou : Saunders, B. M.. Turner. P. E.. Crowell, M. A., Recek, F., Mims, R. L., Cable, D. W., Woolfield, H. N., Wilkinson, S. N., Anlhonv. J. G.. Peterson. D. L., Kickland, ,1. E. (missing: Basbas. V. H., Good, R. S., Hadfield, J. W., Mariano, N. A., Panganiban, A. M., I ' ulitr. H. D.. Robb. B. S.. Sales, F. B.. Simrak. K. P.. Wbilmire. B. P.) S-1 divisinn. consisting of comniissarvmen. storekeepers, ship ' s servicemen and disbursing clerks, provides the many supplies and services necessary for the efficient operation of the GEORGE CLYMER. The conimissarvnien are responsible for planning menus, and preparing and serv- ing all food in the general mess: the storekeepers are responsible for ordering, re- ceiving, stocking and issuing more than 16.000 different items used on board: the ship ' s servicemen spend long hours operating the ship ' s laundry, soda fountain, clothing and small stores, ship ' s store, and vending machines. Last but not least are the disbursing clerks. Thev provide one of the most important services on the ship— PAY. The various services provided by S-1 division contribute much to the health, happiness, and general welfare of the crew and troops when embarked. k 5 0-« V o ' « ir e5 .we " ' X (h 4 ooe Fir t Row: Kiiliid, D. L.. Roberts, R. R., Armoneit. 0. T., Waldeck, R. F., Gjosund, C. R. Second Rote: LCDR W. J. Moore. Hastings, G. L., Ortiz, J. A., Burton, D. V., LTJG A. J. Matbias [ Sure I do a good jolj Pun- liorsfmt-al. iinn Are you ure it ' s food ijoisoning? Time to relax You niakr that thing sing, sailor! Oil. I tliink a 40 man working parly MASTER-AT-ARMS Who do I terrorize today ? Lee, G. A.. Brown, W. A., Krisanda, G. L.. Nastos, W. E. Meet the hand-picked men of the sliip ' s police force. All are hard as nails and will lay you low at the drop of a hat. Restore the disorder aboard ship, assist at Captain ' s Mast, pive our restricted men little odd jobs here and there, and always be readv to answer questions, render services, and en- force the regulations — this is their job. Tniiii t ' s Intrrnalional YOKOSUKA SASEBO NAGOYA UNZEN P R T A L L E N S A N G L E Y P I N T P E A R L H A R B R B A N G K K B U c K N E R B A Y H O N L U L U S A T T A H I P P A N J A N S A N OLONGAPO SUBIC BAY MANILA SAIGON DEPENDENT ' S CRUISE PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT FINAL INSPECTION AND DEPARTURE ■ -■ _ ? " sa •Hp HAWAII OKINAWA Jft • After twenty odd vears. Okinawa s till remains a major base for the niiiilit of the Ignited States. Our transport was seen sailing into Ruckner Bay several times during this cruise to embark and debark marines, their vehicles, and equipment. Many days and nights were spent loading and unloading mighty mites and mules into the vast holds of the Clymer. Unloading and loading is alwavs hard on the crew. Init the strength of working to- gether is shown in the results of a jub well done. r-r-T: 0 :f . V. f li - 7 IL SUBIC BAY 9S6 i- PHILIPPINES Subic Bay Orphan ' s Party C A R O L L I . G Christmas in Subic ? h M i i 1 EXERCISE JUNGLE DRUM DEPENDENT ' S CRUISE » M? - 4 ' ' f,. . T :. 1 «1 J V ' 1 ■ -•« sae iimsx K TO HONG KONG As vou can ?ee. the flepriiHcnts ' rruise to Honp; Kong was a suc- cess, at least in the eves of the photographer who seems to think the fashion show given by some of the ladies aboard was the high- light of the trip. Boariiing at Sangley Point UNKNOWN PLACES TAIWAN InT, uwan, we . . . delivered OPEKAi l(_i. HANDCLASP material l wt t itt fc a went iliopping PS L ri r .y ' ' : ' : ' A ' A. ' ' A. ' A. ' A ' A ' C c ; A " ; : presented encyclopedias to the university . . . strolled the streets . . J ■ t mm. played basketball and toured the island. ' AN 2 1 St BIRTHDAY OF AMPHIBS THE CAPTAIN ' S TABLE RADM F. J. Blouin, ComPhibGru I; US Ambas ' ador Young (Thailand) and family; CAPT G. W. Rahill; and CDR J. Carroll, Naval Attarhe CAPT Pandlium, RT. : MGExN Chavonj;, RTA; CAPT Rahill; CUL Bulsnan, RTA; COLThavi, RTA Mrs. Tvedt, CAPT Tvedt. Mri . Chuan, CAPT Rahill. Mrs. Phan, COL N. Van Chuan, VNA; LCDR Phan, VNN; COL Hien. VNAF fiiit-i ' - iiiif I ur- OPERATIONS r t OFFICER S GALLERY BASKETBALL CLYMER OPPONENTS 56 USS CAVALIER 40 37 USS CATAMOUNT 41 40 All Stars of Guagua. P. I. 41 45 USS TULARE 41 52 Olongapo Fire Dept. 56 63 All Stars of Guagua. P. L 65 107 Olongapo Fire Dept. 80 77 Royal Thailand Navy 54 37 3rd Recon Marines 48 68 Thammasant Coll.. Bangkok 65 47 39th Signal Batt.. 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