Long Beach (CGN 9) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1967

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" W-'flllllflliv '2x5JQ5'. :1'iV'1' in mir-R S' -' COMMANDING OFFICER CAPT. K. C. QALLACE, USN On August 23, 1966, Captain Kenneth C.Wallace, USN, relieved Captain Frank H. Price of command of the LONG BEACH, thereby becoming the third skipper ofthe 721-foot cruiser. Captain Wallace was born in New London,Connecticut on July 30, 1920 to Captain and Mrs. K.R.R. Wallace. He attended Coronado High School in Coronado, California, and entered the United States Naval Academ i y n 1939. Graduated and commissioned as Ensign on June 19, 1942. He subsequently advanced to the rank of Captain on July 1, 1962. Upon graduation from the Academy, he reported aboard USS PERRY CDMS-173 where he served as Engineer Officer, 1st Lieutenant, Communications Officer and Gunnery Officer. ln September 1944, he became Gunnery Officer and later Executive Officer aboard USSWADLEIGH CDD-6893 where he remained for the duration of WW ll, until May 1946. During the war Captain Wallace participated in nine campaigns. Captain Wallace attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Annapolis, Maryland for one year as an ordnance postgraduate student before attending M.l.T. in July of 1950. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree from M.l.T. in Electrical Engineering CFire Controlj in July 1952 and reported aboard USS MACON CCA-1321 for a 13-month tour as Gunnery Officer. ln August 1952 he assumed command USS GEORGE CDE-6973 for the duration 222352 :ridge ti Q, at is 2 gil 21:65 3 , l ,ef 324. 1 if if 1 si 5,3 4 , Zigi , i fi fvfi 1' Z f fi QQ 2. 8 of the Korean War. Captain Wallace was orderedtothe U.S, Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, California as Assistant Ex- perimental Officer in September 1955.His nextassignment was as a student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for a period of one year, which was followed by a four month tour under instruction in the Polaris Weapon System to the Naval Inspector of Ordnance, Sunnyvale, California. ln July 1964, Captain Wallace reported aboard USS OBSERVATION ISLAND as Commanding Officer and was relieved in January 1965 to commence a one year course of instruction in Nuclear Power. He attended the Navy Nuclear Power School at Vallejo, California for six months followed by six months at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit at ldaho Falls, ldaho. Captain Wallace has the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater-WW ll Medal, World War ll Victory Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Occupafi0I'l Service Medal, Korean Theater Service Medal, united Nations Medal and others. Captain Wallace is married to the former MiSS Katherine Carroll of Washington, D.C. Mrs. W9-H9-09 served with the National Red Cross in New Guinea during l1NVCH'kTh9y have foursons:Kenneth, Jr., Robert, Th0maS, n o n.

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