« USS MOKTC WKS ' ITAC )N l)l)-948 1968-69 K - M.. N? a A x V L 19 April ' 69 i - -. ' November ' 68 I I s x- November ' 68 ' :— ' y 4. 1 1 .w S - A cruisebook is a treasure chest of memories. No Buccaneers ' horde of gold and silver can match the heart-warming recollections of a successful cruise, good for a lifetime. This cruisebook encases the Jewels of the pictures taken by us all, and the Bullion of words describing the most precious events of our cruise. Those of you, mostly family and friends, whom we gladly show our treasure to, may look and read and admire. But this is a record of our memories, our sweat, our blood, our achievements and failures, our work and play, our smiles and tears, our fair skies and stormy seas. Share with us; but WE were there, and WE did it, the 1969 Combat Cruise of USS MORTON. (I W- k ij Commanding Officer WESTPAC CRUISE ' 68- ' 69 COMMANDING OFFICER CDR W.P. HUGHES, JR. Following graduation from the Naval Academy In 1952 CDR. Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. served two years aboard the USS GUSHING (DD-797) as Navigator and DC.A.. He then served on the staff of COMINRON FOUR before becoming the Executive Officer of the USS SHRIKE (MSC-201) from December 1954 until February 1956. CDR. Hughes then assumed duties as the Commanding Officer of the USS HUMMINGBIRD (MSC-192) until July 1957. .After a three- year tour at the Naval .Academy CDR. Hughes was the Operations Officer of the USS ROBERT A. OWENS (DDE- 827) until 1962 when he was transferred to the USS DYESS (DDR- 880) as her Executive Officer. .attending U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, CDR. Hughes earned a Master ' s degree in Operations Research in 1964. He then attended Nuclear Power Basic School in Bainbridge, Maryland followed by studies at the Nuclear Power Training Center in West Milton, New York, where he earned his qualification to operate nuclear power plants. In 1965 he returned to the DYESS serving again as her Executive Officer. From . ugust 1966 to August 1968 he assumed duties as ASW Analyst on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-9G). During this time he led the .ASW analysis of the successful Major Fleet Escort Study which yielded the DX DXC Program. EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR G. PHILLIPS LCDR. Philipps graduated from USNA in 1957 and reported to the USS ALBANY (CA-123) as division officer in gunnery. Shifting to the West Coast in 1959 he reported for duty at oard USS HENRY V. TUCKER (DDR-875). He then served as ASW Officer and Fox Division Officer for ten months prior to tjecomlng Engineer Officer. After four years at sea LCDR. Philipps was assigned to Washington, D.C. for Director of Naval Intelligence within the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In December 1963 LCDR. Philipps became Commanding Officer of the USS PENOBSCOT (ATA-188), an auxiliary tug. LCDR. Philipps entered the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey in the winter of 19G5 and earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Oceanography. Upon graduation In June 1968 he reported to the MORTON. V ■tiLII the men Men have always had a fascination for the sea. Since Odysseus, men have made heroes of their brethren who went to sea, who as of another breed pitted themselves against a vast spirit which the song writers, the story- tellers and soothsayers dared not face themselves but could not escape. The men of the Morton are not heroes as Beowulf and the Old Man were, but we are sailors, and that makes us different. We know a comeraderie with our fellows, a feeling that our women can never know. And after weeks at sea, we know ourselves, if only through loneliness. And we know the sea. And she knows us. We are her men. the places Picture the following and you ' ll know where we ' ve been: steamj ' green hills and dusty streets are the Phil- ippines; the smell of a swarm of tiny boats is Aberdeen; a sky of sparkling jewels on black satin is a Hong Kong night; the mad rush of Ginza--New York in five-eighths time! Contents Introduction 6 Engineering 10 Operations 32 Weapons 48 Supply 64 m M -»ii - ' ii jUk " Look, kid, the first thing you ' ve got to learn is your abandon ship station " (above). " I do love my job, I do love my job . . . ' ! " (right) BT2 O ' Brien shows off his split-level plant (left)- Hey, Sharp, you seen my Right Guard ' : " (below) " I heard the chief designer for Hardy Tynes blowers is a grandmother. " " Downwind this is Mustang— smoke screen not required, over ... " " I do love my job, I do love my job . . . ! ' : ' l 2%! I can ' t understand it — the weather forecast said clear today. Sub tower, Morton Street, Pearl Harbor Hawaii--a great beginning for everyone. The tall, sharp green mountains surrounded by crystal clear seas, tacky tourists and the lights of Waikiki . . . and the girls, perhaps the loveliest assortment in the world. Some of us worked (right). Some of us watched (above). Some of us played in or near the surf at Sandy Beach (below). . airT I write my letters down here Chief because I can think clearer Yes It was a great beginning for everyone . . . everyone that is except for certain cursed souls in Engineering. They remember Hawaii in their bones and calloused hands. They remember the extra week as one of struggle with forced draft blowers ready to give up the ghost. Those that remember the best, and want to forget the most, are the BT ' s . . . How about letting me drop the load this time: B DIVISION An extremely hard-working division on any ship. Challenged by sophisticated equipment, tortured by heat, tormented by machinery with a knack for doing as it pleases, they struggled with the plant from San Diego to Subic. And they won. These are not back-yard mechanics--they ' re well-trained techni- cians. They have done a herculean job with a temperamental plant, and there ' s not enough San Miguel in Westpac to properly thank them for their work and sacrifice. FIRST ROW (L to R): Gray, R.E. BTC: Epps, S.D. BTFA; Commy, K.J. BT3; O ' Bryant, J.B. BT2; Shull, C. W. BT3; Stahnke W J FN; Scrimger, J.E. Ltjg. SECOND ROW: Norton, R.E. BT2; Gaston, J.L. BT2; Grove, J.H. BT3; Schiernbeck, D.J. BT2; Pavin, R.K. BT2; Guthrie, BT3; Walker, C.J. BT3; O ' Neal, J.B. FN; Sharp, J. BT2; Hay, C.G. BTC THIRD ROW- Beadle, T.C. FN; Schwlchtengerg, J.M. BT3; Semler, R.F. RT3; Blan, FN; Isaac, F.E. BTFN; Love, J L BTl; Kraemer, L.A. BTFN; Boosinger, D.J. BT3; White, D.E. BT3. NOT PICTURED: Stade, C.J. BTCS; CrupiJe, J.D. FN; Martinez, L.A. FA; Bishop, T.D. FN; Brandes, R. L BT3; Stockdale, L.L. FA; Poellien, W.J. BTFN; VanWyck, BTl. ' !V : » • ' •:_; ' 1 V " Do you hear that; " I think I heard the bearh railing to us " says BTFN Pollien to nT2 Lundy (left). Ltjg Scrimger on station and ready. BT ' s do anything to get out of the flrerooms BT2 Pavin smiles in spite of the heat From Hawaii it was on again, alone. Fate and forced draft blowers dictated that MORTON would transit alone. Alone, or in company, M Division ' s turbines must turn, water must be made and the boilers fed. Whether dismantling intricate pumps, perfecting casualty control techniques, or giving After Chief ' s quarters a fresh- water washdown, the Machinist Mates ' job is challenging, complex, and on the MORTON, well done. New Year ' s Eve in main control (above) No kidding guys! There ' s an alligator down here! " Say have you two finished your courses yet? " FIRST ROW (LtoR): R.E. MacGovern, MMCM; J. Reagor, FN; R.P. Nowlan, MM3; G. Hitt, FN; R.L. Roy, FA; T.A. Gagnon, Ltjg. SECOND ROW: I). Grubbs, FA; T. Klefer, FN; D. MacFadden. FN; D.A. Pederson, MM2; J.R. Robinson, MMl; M.L. Smith, MM2; T. Ecker, MM3; S. Wilken, MM3; E.M. Schultz, MM3; R. Hatcher, MMC. NOT PIC- TURED: A.C. Schuck, MM3; T.S. Hixon, MMl; J. Lynch, FN; R.R. Standrldge, FN; P. Grove, FA; J. L.Haley, FA; R. Townsley, MM3; R.E. Kisslck, MM3; I.D. Phillips, FN; C.E. Gernon, MM3: HP. Wagner, FN, B. Meuller, FA; K. Reed, FA M DIVISION MIDWAY MORTON found satisfac- tion in picking out that queer little at oil— Mid- way-- after a thousand miles with no landmarks but stars. In the solitude of tlie sea there was a comfort and camera- derie, the things that keep men at sea. And in Mid- way, there was the Gooney Bird. Can you find the Gooney Bird in this picture ' (above) M " The Group " From home to Hawaii, from Midway to Guam, the watch word was preparation. Test our guns. Make them ready to fulfill our mission, give our cruise a purpose. Train and drill our repair parties. Train the men to respond, to improvise, to work together, to make the ship as invul- nerable as possible. At the same time MORTON played a cat-mouse game with late-season typhoons--Nlna, Nora, Ora. T pical females--they threatened, ranted, raved, then just blew away as we pulled into SUBIC Huge Mother-hen-grey Gomf Her chicks, little Corry and rbut — in the dark-rlike a mahger We cannot ask " What does it mean " Try to fathom the unfathomable Ours is to lie, at buoy nineteen Men at sea! forget, the unforgettable. " Say, this looks like a nice spot to tie up for a few days. " Fleet tailback RDl Burnett outmaneuvers the opposition (above) " I know there isn ' t any acey-deucy, Captain, but we ' ve got Softball. footl)all, swimming . . . (right)! " R DIVISION ifT S«1N m ' x FIRST ROW (LtoR): S. Peschel, ICFN; D. Fish, FN; D. Stark, DC2; Lansdale, FN; G. Palmer, DCFN; S. Parks, Ltjg. SECOND ROW: Aguiling, MMl; S. Auditor, EMI; Rixo, MM3; G. Mattern, FN; Havens, EM2; D, Schmitt, ENl; J. Johnson, EN2. THIRD ROW: S. Howe, YN3; Shaw, EMS; Harper, IC2; Kenyon, MR3; M. Couvinion, SFP3; Richter, EM3; Yarborough, MM2. NOT PICTURED: L. Glenn, IC2; Gomilar, EM3; Albertson, EM3; Howard, SFP3; D. Mattern, FN, Anderson, EN2; Rollo, FN. MORTON ' S own shipyard Is R Dlvision--fix the head, straighten the stanchion, change the light, try to satisfy everyone ' s needs and whims. " Where there ' s a will there ' s a way. " In R Division there was both. They worked hard, played hard, and developed a healthy pride in their work and achievements. Fi.x the lock ' I just want the ice cream (above left). EM3 Richter in a rare moment of concentration (above). MM2 Yarborough checks out his scuba gear (below left). — — " ---« ffljgjggjjjgg g ggg lgJl tim ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' l l 9 ' , JBMIOK? iiiBP ■ ' Mi kii ijnriii(v.Aii an " It can ' t ALL be out of bounds — " OLONGAPO-MANILA i_ msi mH fli if l . u cs Manila - Olongapo Express (below) ' Manila — the old and the new (above). ' JL 4 ■ d Sfrsr " !rs iiV|| - University of Santo Thomas (left). By mid-December the Engineering plant was well and MORTON had had her fill of Subic. Now it was time to begin. We had watched ships come and go, like troops being shuttled from the front line back to lick their wounds then go again. Now it was our turn and we were ready. First assignment — Plane Guard. The engineers had done their job, and it was time for ... . ; w OPERA TIONS CHRISTMAS AT SEA not exactl ' .- a happy day. So far from children and snow and warm fires and mistletoe. But we had our little green trees and a good turkey dinner, some in-country spotters as gtaests. Christmas morning we re-armed, and as we pulled away from the -Wrangel " Hark the Herald Angels Sing " was played over the top- side speakers. There wasn ' t a dry eye on the bridge. The truce was still on and we didn ' t fire a round that day. Would vou like me to write vou a letter ' Quartermasters who use black mapc to pick out stars and positions on a chart. . . . Signal- men who talk dirty with flashing light but never make a mistake . . . Yeoman, the only ones who really know what ' s happening, or so they claim . . . and the Radiomen, well the Radiomen, they ' re . . . they . . . well they ' re the Radiomen. This mixed bag of tricks is OC Division, and their leader is, of course, a retired merchantman turned professional. What else but . . . OC DIVISION FIRST ROW (LtoR): D. Davis, RMCS; Bentley, SMI: Simokovic, RM3: J. D. Martin, S. ; E. L. Gibson, RMl; Peter- son, QM3; Bush, PC2; W. Cahill, Ltjg: Grammer, SM2; J. D. Sullenger, RM2: Pizont, YNC. SECOND ROW: Wisdom, SN: Macadam, SN; J.M. Cornett, RMSX; Ussen ' , QM2; W. C. Hunt, RMS; Loukinas, QMS; Miller, SN; Rice, PNS: Wilder, YN2. NOT PICTURED: H. Anderson, RMS; A. Annacone, RMS; Whitt, SM2. i ••rr: -- n Two fine Vietnamese Naval Ensigns, Nguyen Viet Dan (below, right) and Nguyen Van Tu (above) rode the MORTON for five weeks to gain experience before reporting to their own ships. " Due to lack of interest tomorrow is cancelled " says PNl Holden. QM3 Peterson navigates the Subic outfield (left) 1000 January 12 -- a cold, threatening day on the Tonkin Gulf--following 1500 yards in the wake of the Coral Sea. A routine day, a routine assign- ment. There were dark clouds off the horizon, maybe a little rain before the night ' s over . . . then thud. A heaw vibration shook the ship, and didn ' t stop. Some unknown object below the surface struck the starboard propeller, and it was back to Subic. Crestfallen, we limped home . . . iiii it i 10 I ,Max DRYDOCK 01 DIVISION Walking into CIC on a bright, sunny afternoon is like suddenly entering " Fantastic Voyage. " The room is dark, with several areas of slowly turning luminescence As your eyes become accustomed to the dark, the shad- owy figures become the MORTON ' S Radarmen, some working over radar scopes, some tracking contacts on the DRT, others working over charts. This is the nerve center of the ship where targets are plotted and spotted during NGFS, where the ship ' s position is fixed when entering and leaving port, where tactical data is originated and evaluated. But despite its apparent ' otherworldliness ' CIC and its radarmen aren ' t far-removed from reality. Its posi- tion right behind the bridge provides easy access for harried officers, there always seem to be about six too many people in there, and six too many things happening at one time for anyone to handle except the radarmen. For everyone else, it ' s the nervous center of the ship. (above) " The results of JOOD ' s inspection are as follows " . . . (below) ' groovin ' in sick bay RDl Burnett recommends raw fish, cigars, and butter for sea sickness (above). " CPA close aboard to starboard — bumper drills anyone ' : " ' (left). FRONT ROW (LtoR): G. J. Paz, SN; T. D. Gibson, RD3; J. F. Schmitt, RD2; R. L. Burnett, RDl; E. J. Webre, RD3; R. C. Heckman, RDSN; R. L . Shafer, RD2. SECOND ROW: M. P. Groenlng, Ltjg; D. C. Stark, RDl; P. D. Kruszewski, RD3; E. C. O ' Brien, RD3; R. J. Evans, RDSN; G. B. Swearingen, SN; L. P. Amborn, Lt. THIRD ROW: R. W. Smith, HMl; L. R. Borner, RDC; M. K. Fallentlne, RD3; L. N. Unseld, RDSN; S. W. Westphal, RDSN. SPORTS Many are impressed when told that the MORTON is over 400 feet long, and weighs 4000 tons. Only those who have lived on a destroyer for months on end know how small that is. Exercise is limited to strug- gling through push-ups on a rolling deck, or, for the ambitious, lifting weights on a calm day. An inport period meant a chance to run, and run we did. The MORTON Westpac Sports Olympiad was an inspired way to let off steam. The program began before deployment in Long Beach when an unknown MORTON farm team challenged the First Fleet Flag Football powers and won the league crown. Then it blossomed into intra-ship competition in football, basketball, Softball, tennis, volleyball and skeet shooting. For the perennial egg-heads there was chess and ace-deuce. The results were almost always surprising — First Division overpowering the Officers ' team in basket- ball, the X.O. proving that his prowess at the plate wasn ' t all talk, FTGI Dangler humbling both the wardroom and chiefs ' quarters in the ace-deuce tournament, and STG2 Schultz walking away with the MORTON Cup in tennis. It was a great season. It took all the thought he could muster, but SN Huenefeld de- feated the CO. for the chess championship (above). The officers lost to SN Singleton and the First Division team in Pearl (below left) but came back to beat Operations despite a spectacular umpiring job by SN Smith (below). •i -.«i - ' Everyone scratched his head when they announced volleyball on the fantall while underway, but the Engineers proved It could be done (above left). SN Sweetland (above) attempts to shoot down SF3 Howard ' s curve ball in the skeet shoot, but he couldn ' t match the eye of CS3 Curby who walked away with first place " Standby, shot ... " from LT. Hansen. OE DIVISION What ' s an ET " ETs will tell you he ' s an Electronics Technician. FTs say he ' s a guy who flunked out of FT school. But they ' ll never tell you how many times he ' s fixed fire control radar. STs will tell you he ' s a good guy as long as they keep borrowing his test equipment. EMs admit he ' s the guy who fixed their mul- timeter so they can burn it up again. GMs will tell you he ' s the keeper of the tube tester because that ' s all they ever see or use when they go into his shop. SKs claim he ' s a pain in the neck, but won ' t admit that if they lost him as a customer they ' d be out of a job. Officers will tell you he ' s drifty. But he ' ll never drift far. He ' s always tied down to his equipment. FIRST ROW (LtoR): S.P. Gearheart, ETC; C. A. Howell, ETN2; Nuyen Viet Dan, ENS, RVN; J. R. Peterson, LTJG; SECOND ROW: D. M. Reese, ETN2 W.D. Wheelock, ETNSN; R. J. Shunk, ETN3; A.Q. Hutcheson, ETN2; W.C. Sullivan, SN; A.C. Rosendahl, ETR3 As LTJG Peterson glee- fully looked on (above left) and ETR2 Howell took bets fleft), ETN3 Rosendahl tried to end it all by slashing his wrists. Unfortunately, the Army Medivac helo proved too quick, (above right) ETN2 Hutcheson (below left) never looked up from his voltage meter. f1 ■-- ' ' ] : I FIRST DIVISION Five days before our return to San Diego the MORTON pulled alongside KENNEBEC for tier last unrep of the cruise. An Officer from the California Highway Patrol transferred to us commented on how clean the ship looked as we made our approach. The California Highway Patrol doesn ' t lie. The MORTON was returning home looking even better than when she left. The credit goes exclusively to the men of First Division and their leaders — a hard-charging, experienced Division Officer, a sage crafty chief who knows every trick, a second-class Petty Officer who is reputed to have a voice that can project oaths over the wildest winds and seas at the ' swabbies ' on an oiler 100 feet away. And the men — at the start a conglomeration, at the end a unit- -hard-working, devoted, and proud. First Division was responsible for running the unreps, and they ran the Officers at basketball as easily. FIRST ROW (LtoR): G.R.Berg, SA; M. L. Forsberg, SA; D. H. Rivera, SN; R. A. Lopez, SN; C. E. Brim, SN; R. H. Huenefeld, SN; D. W. Malitz, BM2. SECOND ROW: B. C. Bluteau, SN; A. L. Curiale, SN; L. S. Spitza, SN; P. A. Hoffer, SN; J. D. Stanford, SN; D. Mocha, SA; S. D. Wilson, SN; L. A. Jellison, BMl; R. Stegall, BM3. J. A. Dobson, BMC; R. E. Chappell, SN; R. W. Horsman, BM3; T. H. Johnson, SN; C. Casson, SA; J. W. Brown, SN; B. E. Chilton, SN; F. J. Dirvonsky, SN; P. J. Woodcock, SN; S. F. Donahue, Ltjg. FOURTH ROW: T. A. Killin, BM3; J. C. Hargus, SN; D. Leger, SN; R. E. Glenn, SN; M. Manwarren, SN; M. Barth, SN. FIFTH ROW: J. W. Warren, SN; G. T ' Son, SA; B. A. Osborn, SN. NOT PICTURED: Kowalchuck, SA; Goff, SA; Hopkins, SA; Fjellman, SA; Kent, SA; Shawver, SA; Stuckey, SN. Yl ' .e ] ox di-e.ir..s a! out " free-bies ' Seaman Leger puts the finishing touches on the ship ' s seal (above) as SN Barth hauls down another rebound (below). Seamen Chilton and Spitza model the latest in foul-weather fashions Seaman l.opez, tvpli al Hall m •.illnr UNREPS How can a ship sustain itself at sea for a total 108 1 2 days; The fact is, strategically placed all across the Pacific, the Navj ' has located convenient floating gas stations, grocery stores, and hardware stores. Even better, she also had the foresight to provide the fleet with some flying stores, and even a postman who comes in a helicopter. Sounds great, doesn ' t if We visited no less than 46 of those little float- ing stores and stations. 47 of the flying type made special trips to us. That ' s a lot of shopping. It ' s not really that easy. Whether by ship or helicopter, replenishment is dangerous. It takes skill, exper- ience, courage and seamanship to do it right. The process is usually complicated by the grey-god of the sea who decides to blow when he sees two ships shopping. And it ' s back-breaking. We just made it look like a lark. Just to prove it, we showed our distain for danger by playing " The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly " over the topside speaker as we pulled away into the setting sun from each unrep. Only those who have smashed fingers, strained backs or tired arms know whiit an ammo detail is like. " You forgot our green stamps!! " (left) 47 vertreps and finally some mall (Below) All in a day ' s work (Right) BM2 Malltz wishes he had a rotten tomato (Above) AS DIVISION AS Division, doin ' their thing. (Right) AS is a fairly small division. Their spaces are tucked deep in the ship where it ' s quiet. Their responsibility is fairly small, too — just surveillance of the ocean from the surface down. They ' re allowed to come up out onto the main deck once a day to see what tilings look like on the top- -their eyes like road maps from staring at the ' stack, ' their ears hearing only the familiar " ping, ping " which haunts all sonarmen. But this gang that the rest of ship rarely saw proved their prowess too, during the periods of , S V training, when they made even their division officer smile with their success at tracking submarines, shooting at them, and repairing their gear. They ' re a dedicated and seasoned bunch. Also they ' re reputed to have the best paperback library on the ship. No one knows for sure. s p J ' . 1 w .f - ' " | " |L3 m av ' i If J , • - ' k Mi FRONT ROW (LtoR): M. S. Morse, Ltjg; W. J. Shephard, TMSN; R. J. Mitchell, STG2; J. H. Cowan, STG2; K. E. Butler, STG3; J. M. Newton, STCS. SECOND ROW: P. L. Hanawalt, STG3; D. W. Hill, STGSN; R. A. Foley, TM3; CM. Schultz, STG2; G. L. Dahrens, STG2; R. A. Reiten, STG2, L. R..Rzewuski, STC. Chief Rzewuski demonstrating down doppler " Methought I heard a voice cry ' sleep no more. ' Mr. Morse doth murder sleep! " STG2 Schultz. The Preacher presides FOX DIVISION The fire controlmen, like their mates in AS Division, are inseparable. One might even say they were " thick as thieves. " But they ' re not really " thieves, " and " thick " isn ' t quite right either. Maybe the word is " tight " " No, tliat also has some shady connotations. " Close " ' Let ' s just say they ' re good friends. They function as a team whether trying to find the problem with a complicated computer, getting information into plot from combat and the directors and a final firing solution to the guns, or attempting to outdrink the sonarmen on the beach. During Gunfire Support, the FTs headquarters, main battery plot, was one of the vital nerve centers of the ship. Now, it looks like a Sansui Showroom! " 51 ' s muzzle pointing at the bridge " So what else is new ' : ' FTG2 Clanney greets the Captain at the quarter- deck FRONT ROW (LtoR): G. C. .A.D. ' MS, LTJG; D.E. Richardson, SN; G. -X. Ortiz, FTG3; J. H. Finn, FTG3; K. R. Smith, FTG3; SECOND ROW: J. F. Killeen, FTCS; J. V. Lisek, FTG3; R. D. Ross, FTG2; C. D. Clanney, FTG2; R.E. Bass, FTG 3; THIRD ROW: L.R. Storer, FTG2; T.R. Gillis, FTG3; D. J. Hennes, FTG3; CM. Randall, FTG3 V - ' ' ' ' IB f , : " ' - , Front Row (LtoR): Nguyen Van Tu, ENS, RVN; J.C. Albright, SN; T.E. Summers, GMGl; D.R. MacFarland, GMGSN D. T. Whitt, GMGl; J.V. Carr, GMG2; A. A. Epperson, GMGCS; J.D. Brown, GMGC; Second Row : E. L. Weston, ENS R.D. Lipscomb, GMGl; J. Green, SN; R.G. Burg, SA; R, H. Moore, SN; A.W. Smith, GMGl; CD. Singleton, SN; Third Row: R. L. Curtis, SN; R.B. Guthrie, GMG3; B.J. Netherton, GMG3; ■LJtL-Sii:e£tlaad,.SJS; B.R. Garrett, GMG3; Absent: J. E. Carroll, GMGSN; M.A. Gruett, GMCSN; G.R. Cutloff, GMG3 ,- SECOND DIVISION Technical, temperamental, and unpredictable are the guns that 2nd Division cares for and operates. It is a ticklish but big job. The gunnersmate ' s task is clear — baby the guns, kiss ' em, oil ' em and squeeze ' em, but get those rounds out . . . and on target! .And they did just that but not without sacrifice. .Ask them how many casualties they had, or how many times they moved ammo from one magazine to another in order to complete a mission, or how much sleep they got in Rung Sat. GMGCS Epperson, GMGl Summers, GMG2 Lipscomb, or Ensign Weston w ill tell you. But they all kept their wits, spirits and humor, and the result was an impressive record of rounds fired and targets destroyed. " She must be there some place " Let me borrow your cigar, my stinger is out. " He ' s the technician — I run things — " and then take a left by the TOP THREE ■ ■ i H i 1 P k ' i tat 1 S ' ' 41 4 11 Naval Gunfire Support The MORTON cruised the Saigon River Delta (above), and guarded the coastal area north and south of Danang (below) under the flying Battle Ensign. . . . this was the real beginning. The long tedious hours of training and drill, the boredom of endless watches, the sweat and danger In replenishment, suddenly crashed together and exploded as Mt. 52 belched out our first round, on target. For the MORTON, the war had begun. In Rung Sat, Danang, the DM7, in support of Koreans, .Australians, U.S. and Vietnamese Marines, our guns were there, and the long months were made worthwhile. Down the coast and up the rivers the guns fired, often until the barrels had to be cooled with salt water from fire hoses. Empty powder casins:s piled up alxjut the mounts and rattled about on deck as the gunnersmates struggled to correct a casualty, and ready the mounts for the next call. .■ s fast as we could fill up the mess decks with shells (above andbelow left) the 5 " mounts pumped them out (below). SUPPLY " Baawwwk, what ' s up Chler " LT. Black, Supply Officer " I don ' t care If your leg Is broken, get that box down here " One for Supply and one for me. One for Supply and one for me. If only to walk through a chow line or to receive pay on pay day, all MORTON shipmates come to terms with— Supply Division. A di- vision of varied talents this group includes the cooks, disbursing clerks, storekeepers, stewards, laundry men, and a harried barber with so many extra duties he has to carry a card around with him to see where he ' s supposed to be. " Old Man " McNally SKI heads up the storekeepers and vouches for the issuance of spare parts and serv-mart chits, under SKC Mader ' s watchful eye. " Chili " Lee leads the ship ' s servicemen and when he ' s not bartering over the counter of his store he ' s filling up the coke machine. " Stewburner " Baxley CSl rides herd on the messcooks while " Valley High " Balajadla tends saddle with the stewards. Each sees its tables are set " par Excellence. " " Mumbles " Miranda, DKI, handles the cash and Ltjg Coulston sweats the books. First Row (LtoR): G. Mader, SKCS; C.S. StaAna, TN; J.L. Williams, SH3; R. L. Turner, SN; R. W. Coulston, ENS; Second Row: J.A. Reynolds, SN; F.M. LaCosta, TA; R.E. Crisostomo, TN; W.D. . ' Vbutan, TN; B.H. Black, LT; Third Row: C.R. Pike, SK2; P.M. Lee, SH2; D.E. Richardson, SN; M. L. Moncinl, SK3; C. C. Espinoza, SN; J. G. Castillo, SD2; Fourth Row: C. L. Baxley, CSl; B. J. McNally, SKI; E. L. Curby, CS3; E. Adams, SA; R. V. Hawk, SK3; J. D. Working, SN; Absent: E. L Miranda, DKI; L. H. Balijadia, SDl : J. E. Wilson, CS2; D. V. Dempsey, CS2; J. H. Gilmore, SD3; R. V. Smith, SH3; R. L. Cavasos, SH3; D. L. Mendoza, TN; B.S. GoUanse, TN; H.A. Gunkle, SN; J. L. Condon, SN H ' H i . , HONG KONG A hile Ltjg Coulston tried to figure out what the wala- wala driver said Oeft), Hummel, Ortiz and Fors- berg demanded their rights at the U.S. Consulate (above) The Red China nornrr iri: iv.i sft n • ' ■• rjesolate compared to the busy Hong Kong streets Oeft)- Mary Sue seems to have a bigger model every year! I:: , yJJ SS ' hl, I Las Vegas East Hong Kong was a city of tieauty, charm, and contrast. Chaplain Koch and a group of 16 MORTON sailors sacrificed a day of liberty to help the poor, (above left) Cockroaches everywhere No. Days underway: 111 " in port: 61 Days in transit to and from Westpac: 32 Total no. of days: 172 No. days on Yankee Station: 27 " " in Combat Zone: 60 Fuel consumed, gallons: 2,936,166 Fresh water distilled, gallons: 1,087,634 Feed water distilled, gallons: 1,90P,821 Shaft miles turned: 35,928 Repair parts issued: 6,114 Cigarettes sold: 50,300 packs Candy sold: 1 8,080 packages Cokes sold: 115,500 cups Outgoing messages: 2,544 Incoming messages: 12,903 Underway Replenishments: Night: 17 Day: 28 Total: 45 NSFO received: 1,811,000 gallons Movies swapped: 102 Personnel transferred by helo and highline: 46 Total time alongside unrep ships: 46 hrs. 12 minutes Average " " " " : 60.2 minutes Anchorings: 21 Moorings: 18 Stereos and tape recorders purchased: 106 Sets of dishes purchased: 65 Chow consumed: tomatoes: 4,398 lbs. beans: 1,928 cans 888 lbs. of bananas 1,184 cans of fruit juice 3,210 cans of peas 6 cases of raisins 258 cans and jars of olives 510 lbs, of table salt 1,160 lbs. coffee 912 lbs. graham crackers 32 lbs. marshmallows 60 cans of dehydrated garlic 20 lbs. dry garlic 11,670 lbs. Beef 2,158 lbs. ham 3,175 feet of hotdogs 3,930 eggs 7,090 gallons of milk 4,346 lbs. of bread 12,200 lbs. potatoes 3,128 lbs. apples Ammunition Expended: 5 " shells - 4462 3 " shells - 648 Total - 5110 and then Homeward i- " " " " " 1 u ' Blow In my ear and I ' ll follow you anywhere. " I may be C ' 4 " tall but I ' m still too short to turn to. " (Above) For the transit home relaxation was the order of the day (Below) All hearts stopped one last time as Korea provoked and the NEW JERSEY turned back ' Eiffel Tower " — made in Japan (Above) SRF Yolco takes its work seriously (Right) YOKOSUKA What is a Westpac cruise? It is the childish fantasy of sailing over the horizon on the l:iounding main in a big grey ship. The leaving home for six months, waiting for weeks late word from her. Watching Captain Kidd ' s sail. Stumbling onto a wet pitching deck in the dark, hauling on a line in your sleep. Thrilling silence of a sunrise . . . the glow in your gut as everything, every- one clicks together things come together, after months of playacting. Rounds fall on target ... on station and ready In record time . . . people and places only dreamed of come alive. This Is our cruise, how it was, how we ' ll remember it WE KNOW THE SEA AND SHE KNOWS US.... WE ARE HER MEN OFFICERS CDR Wayne HUGHES, Jr., Chicago. IHinois Commanding Officer LCDR George PHILIPPS. San Diego, Calif. Executive Officer LT E. LT C. LT N. LT B. LT L. LTJG LTJG LTJG G. MC QUEEN, BiUings, Mont. D. HANSEN, El Centre, Calif. A. lANNONE, W. Orange, N.J. H. BLACK, Oklahoma City, Okla. P. AMBORN, Santa Monica, Calif. S. F. DONAHUE, Chestnut HiU, Mass. M. S. MORSE, Jr., Pasadena, Calif. S. M. PARKS, Montserrat, B.W.I. LTJG J. R. PETERSON, Jamestown, N.D. LTJG T. A. GAGNON, Michigan City, Ind. LTJG W. H. CAHILL, Portsmouth, N.H. LTJG J. E. SCRIMGER, Sonoma, Calif. LTJG G. C. ADAMS, Webster Groves, Mo LTJG M. P. GROENING, Portland, Ore. ENS R. W. COULSTON, Jenkintown, Pa. ENS E. L. WESTON, Port Wash., N.Y. ' CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS MMCM R. E. MC GOVERN. Phila., Pa. FTCS J. F. KILLEEN, Chula Vista, Calif. BTCS C.J. STADE, Cameron, Mo. STCS J. M. NEWTON, San Diego, Calif. RMCS D. DAVIS, San Diego. Calif. GMCS A. A. EPPERSON, Butte, Mont. SKCS G. MADER, Oakley, Kansas YNC G. C. PIZONT. Trenton, N.J. BMC J. A. DOBSON, Key West, Fla. MMC R. L. HATCHER, Phila., Pa. ., RDC R. L. BORNER, Riverhall, Wis. BTC R. E. GRAY, Muncy, Pa. STC L. C. RZEWUSKI, San Diego. Calif. GMGC J. D. BROWN, Peoria. HI. ETC S. P. GEARHART, Canon City, Colo BTC C. G. HAY, Ramona, Calif. SFC M. S. CRUZ, Manila, P.I. CREW TN W.D. ABUTAN, Rosario, Cavite, P.I. SA E. ADAMS JR., Gary. Ind. MMl F.A. . GUILING. Manila, P.I. EMS B.G. AI,BERTSON. Oklahoma City, Okla. SA J.C. ALBRIGHT, Pine Bluff, Ark. EN2 D.G. ANDERSON. Beaverton. Ore. RM3 H.M. ANDERSON. Belvidere, N.J. RMS A.F. ANNANCONE, Philadelphia, Pa. SN D.L. ANSELL, Hollow, W. -a. EMI S.C. AUDITOR. Mendez, Cavite, P.I. SDl L.H. BALAJADIA, Nalabon, Rizal. P.I. SN M.E. BARTH, Birmingham. Ala. FTG3 R.E. BASS, Beloit, Wis. CSl C.L. BAXLEY, Chula Vista, Cal. FN T.C. BEADLE, Dubuque. Iowa SMI B.E. BENTLEY. Imperial Beach, Cal. SA G.R. BERG, Duluth, Minn. FA T.D. BISHOP. Las Cruces, N.M. FN R.A. BLAN, Trinidad, Colo. SN B.C. BLUTEAU, Waterford, N.Y. BTS D.J. BOOSINGER, Kailua, Hawaii SA C.E. BRIM, Madison, N.C. SN J.W. BROWN, Carlsbad, N.M. IC3 M.J. BROWN, Reading, Pa. SA R.G. BURG, Sciotia, 111. RDl R.L. BURNETT. Portland, Oregon PC2 E.J. BUSH. Hastings, Pa. STGSN K.E. BUTLER, Santa Ana, Cal. GxMG2 J.V. C.ARR, Clay, W. Va. GMGSN J.E. CARROLL, Cascade, Iowa SN C. CASSON, Natchitoches, La. SD2 J.G. CASTILLO, Batangas. R.P. SHS R.L. CAVASOS, Galveston, Texas SA R.E. CHAPPELL, Osceola, Ark. SN B.E. CHILTON, Lawrenceburg, Ky. FTG2 CD. CLANNEY, New Albany, Ind. SN J.L. CONDON IK, St. Charles, Mo. BTS K.J, CONMY. New York. N.Y. RMSA J.M. CORNETT, Mobile. Ala. SF3 M.J. COUVILLION, Grand Coteau. La. STG2 J.H. COWAN III, Cayce, S.C. TN R.E. CRISOSTOMO, Cavite, R.P. FA J.D. CRUPPE, Rochester. N.Y. CSS E.L. CURBY. Freeman Spur, HI. SA A.L. CURIALE, .Anaheim. Cal. SN R.L. CURTIS. Topeka, Kan. STG2 G.L. DAHRENS, Estacada, Ore. FTGl D.D. DANGLER. Grand Island. Neb. SMSN D.D. DAVIES, Columbus, Ohio CS2 D.V. DEMPSEY, Long Beach. Cal. SA F.J. DIRVONSKY JR.. Plains, Pa. FA D. EPHRAIM, Los Angeles, Cal. BTFA S.D. EPPS. Sommerville, Minn. SN C.C. ESPINOZA JR., Peoria, Ariz. RDSN J.R. EVANS, Indianapolis, Ind. RDS M.K. FALLENTINE, Orinda, Cal. ETR3 T.D. FATZINGER, Allentown, Pa. FTG3 J.H. FINN JR., Indianapolis. Ind. FN D.L. FISH, Louisburg, Kan. SA M.L. FORSBERG. Garden Grove, Cal. BT2 J.L. GASTON, Bokchita. Okla. MM3 C.E. GERNON, Orlando. Fla. RMl E.L. GIBSON, Yakima, Wash. RDS T.D. GIBSON, Vancouver, Wash. FTG3 T.R. GILLIS, Watsonville, Cal. SDS J.H. GILMORE, Houston, Texas IC2 L.W. GLENN, Glenwood Springs, Colo. SN R.E. GLENN, Stockton, Cal., EMS J.J. GOMILAR JR., Chicago, 111. TN B.S. GOTLA.NSE, Navotas, Rizal, R.P. SN J. GREEN JR.. Little Rock, Ark. BTS H.J. GROVE, Philadelphia. Pa. FA P. A. GROVE, Felton, Pa. FA D.M. GRUBBS. Crossett, Ark. GMGSN M.A. GRUETT, Stillwater, Minn. SN H.A. GUNKLE JR., Emmaus, Pa. GMG3 R.B. GUTHRIE, Winston Salem. N.C FA J.L. HALEY. Diagonal, Iowa STGS P.L. HANAWALT, Cleveland. Ohio SA A.R. H ARGUS, Fairfax. Mo. IC2 R.D. HARPER, Chula Vista. Cal. EM2 M.J. HAVENS, Hudson Falls, N.Y. SK3 R.W. HA T , Tampa. Fla. RDSN R.C. HECKMAN. Allentown. Pa. FTGS D.J. HENNES. Canoga Park, Cal. STGSN D.W. HILL, Spokane, Wash. FN G.M. HITT, .Atlanta. Ga. MMl T.S. HIXON. Rutledge, Tenn, SA P. A. HOFFER. Cherry Hill, N.J. PNl H.L. HOLDEN. Wake Forest, N.C. FA I.R. HOLDER. Oakland. Cal. BMS R.W. HORSMAN, Alhambra. Cal. SFS C.L. HOWARD. Fort Scott, Kan. ETR2 C.A. HOWELL. Mack ' s Inn, Idaho SN R.H. HUENEFELD, Columbus, Ohio SA E.S. HUMMEL, Norristown. Pa. RMS W.C. HUNT. Sacramento, Cal. ETN2 A.Q. HUTCHESON. Sacramento, Cal. BTFN F.E. ISAAC. Clare, Mich. BMl L.A. JELLISON. Miles City, xMont. EM2 A.W. JOHNSON, So. Pekin, 111. SN T.H. JOHNSON, St. Paul, Minn. MR3 P.A. KENYON, Elgin, 111. MMFN T.A. KIEFER, Costa Mesa, Cal. BM3 T.A. KILLIN, Toledo, Wash. MM3 R.E. KISSICK, Mt. Sterling, Ky. MMFN R.R. KOCH, Odessa, Minn. BTFN L.A. KRAMER, Cincinnati, Ohio RD3 P.D. KRUSZEWSKI, Baltimore, Md. TN F.M. LACOSTA JR., Marinoque, R.P. FN J.J. LANSDELL, Van Buren, Ark. SH2 P.M. LEE, Virginia Beach, Va. SN D.R. LEGER, Victoria, Texas GMGl R.D. LIPSCOMB, Pine Bluff, Ark. FTG3 J.W. LISEK, Bethlehem, Pa. SA R.A. LOPEZ, Encanto, Calif. QMS H.J. LOUKINAS JR., Washington Ct. House, Ohio BTl J.R. LOVE, JR., Jacksonville, Fla. FN J.G. LYNCH, Jacksonville. Fla. SN M.E. MACADAM, Pawtucket, R.I. BM2 D.W. MALITZ, Roseburg, Ore. SA M.W. MANWARREN, Downey, Cal. SA J.D. MARTIN, Mooresville, Ind. FA L.A. MARTINEZ, Colorado Springs, Colo. SN D.D. MATTERN, Wichita, Kan, FN G.H. MATTERN, Wichita, Kan. GMGSA D.R. MCFARLIN, Garden Grove, Cal. SKI B.J. MCNALLY, Beaumont, Cal. TN D.L. MENDOZA JR., Quezon City, R.P. SN R.C. MILLER, Seattle, Wash. DKl E.M. MIRANDA, Cavite, R.P. STG2 R. " J " MITCHELL, Wellton, Ariz. SKSN, M.L. MONCINI, Lebanon, Ore. SA R.H. MOORE III, Bath, Maine SN D.G. MOUCHA, Cornell, Wise. FA R.W. MUELLER, Waterloo, Iowa GMG3 B.J. NETHERTON, Laster, S.C. BT2 R.E. NORTON, Columbia, S.C. MM3 R.P. NOWLAN, Fallon, Nev. RD3 E.C. O ' BRIEN, Chester, Pa. BT2 J.B. O ' BRYANT, Memphis, Tenn. FN J.B. O ' NEAL, Republic, Mo. FTG3 G.A. ORTIZ, Tucson, Ariz. SA R.A. OSBORN, Yakima, Wash. DCFN G.A. PALMER, Long Beach, Cal. BT2 R.K. PAVIN JR., Waterloo, Iowa SN J.F. PAZ, Ciego De Avila, Cuba MM2 D.A. PEDERSON, Hallock, Minn. ICFN S.H. PESCHEL JR., Warren, Ohio QM3 A. P. PETERSON, Detroit, Mich. QMl D.A. PIERCE, Des Moines, Iowa SK2 C.R. PIKE, Kalamazoo, Iowa BTFN W.G. POELLIEN, Orlando, Fla. TMSN R.A. POLEY, Haverhill, Mass. FTG3 CM. RANDALL, Alton. 111. FN J.F. REAGOR, Fort Worth, Texas FN K.E. REED, Mishawaka, Ind. ETN2 D.M. REESE, Dayton, Ohio STG2 R.A. REITEN, Highgrove, Cal. SN J.A. REYNOLDS, Worcester, Mass. PN3 P.B. RICE, Strawberry, Cal. SA C.B. RICHARDSON, Greensboro, N.C. SN D.E. RICHARDSON, Burbank, Cal. EM3 K.C. RICHTER, Chicago, 111. SN D.H. RIVERA, Olathe, Colo. MM3 A RIZO, Delrio, Texas MMl J. ROBINSON, Brookhaven, Miss. FA R.G. ROLLO, Houston, Texas ETR3 A.C. ROSENDAHL, Rochester, Minn. FTG2 R.D. ROSS, Elmhurst, 111. YN3 S.A. ROWE. Wilmington, Del. FA R.L. ROY, Pearl River, La. BT2 D.J. SCHIERNBECK, Watertown, S.D. ENl D.A. SCHMITT, Chula Vista, Cal. RD2 J.F. SCHMITT, Rochester, N.Y. MM3 A.C. SCHUCK, Galien, Mich. STG2 CM. SCHULTZ, Bay Minette, Ala. MM3 G.M. SCHULTZ, New Ulm, Minn. BT3 J.M. SCHWICHTENBERG, Salem, Ore. BT3 R.F. SEMLER, Downey, Cal. RD2 R.L. SHAFER, Princeton, Ind. BT2 J. SHARP, Cleveland, Ohio EM3 M.K. SHAW, Arcadia, Cal. TMSN W.J. SHEPHARD, Corning, Ark. BT3 CW. SHULL, Warsaw, Mo. ETN3 R.J. SHUNK JR., Sinking Soring, Pa. RMS R. SIMOKOVIC, N. Hollywood, Cal. SN G.D. SINGLETON, Seattle, Wash. GMGl A.W. SMITH JR., Detroit, Mich. FTG3 K.R. SMITH, Yates Center, Kan. MM2 M.L. SMITH JR., Carrollton, Tex. SHS R.V. SMITH, Stamps, Ark. SA M.C SMITH, Winston Salem, N.C. HMl R.W. SMITH, Selma, Ala. RM2 G.K. SMITHERS, Haverhill, Mass. SN L.S. SPITZ A, Burbank, Cal. TN CS. STA ANA JR., Bataan. R.P. FN W.J. STAHNKE, Redondo Beach, Cal. i FA B.R, STANDRIDGE, Dover, Ark. SA J.V. STANFORD, Amarillo, Texas RDl D.C. STARK, Las Vegas, Nev. DC2 J. P. STARK, Lanita, Okla. FN D.J. STATZ, Madison, Wise. FA L.L. STOCKDALE, Humboldt, Iowa FTG2 L.R. STORER, Spokane, Wash. SN S.W. STRONG, Harve De Grace, Md. SN J.E. STUCKEY, Houston, Texas RM2 J.D. SULLENGER, Darlington, Mo. SN W.C. SULLIVAN, Portland, Ore. GMGl T.E. SUMMERS, Joplin, Mo. SN G.B. SWEARINGEN, Downey. CaL SN T.M. SWEETLAND, Newport Beach, Cal. - MM3 R.H. TOWNSLEY JR., Rochester, N.Y. SN R.L. TURNER, Glendale. Cal. SA G.R. TYSON. 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