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f - ' - ' A j ORBIS TERRM MIDESCRIPTLQ DUOB PLA ' NIS HEMlSPH. eRlTs CO.VIPREHESA t ' i ' _ 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 ad- mire. 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 72-73 Combat Cruise of USS MORTON. , • - • ft V, • TPAC CRUISE COMMANDING OFFICER CDR R. J. HARBRECHT iia+o " He -rj x F«ce zone, H UiA4 OuT l-«k«» t U»S +- Commander HARBRECHT was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1936. A graduate of the University of Dubuque, he received his commis- sion through the Officer Candidate School at Newport, Rhode Island in November 1957. His initial sea assignment was the USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CVS 47). Subsequent sea tours include duty as Main Battery Officer on USS BOSTON (CAG 1), Executive Officer of the Ocean Minesweeper USS ADVANCE, Of- ficer in Charge of the Reserve Training Destroyer Escort USS BLACKWOOD, and Weapons Officer of the USS COCHRANE (DDG 21). In 1968 he reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel where he served as the assistant head of the Surface Junior Officer Assignment Sec- tion. His most recent duty was as Executive Of- ficer of the USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG 16). Commander HARBRECHT assumed com- mand of the USS MORTON (DD 948) on 24 February 1972. Commander HARBRECHT is married to the former Barbara Anne ESKELIN of Superior, Wisconsin. They have two children, Paul and Christine. EXECUTIVE OFFICER ConSKJerin lie ' s SVnWtnc t, And oynnarrout s HoL ' .aAil Rou ' V ! Lieutenant Commander James R. SEELEY graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1959. He began his first tour as Chief Engineer aboard USS HAYNSWORTH (DD 700). From June of 1962 to January of 1964 Lieutenant Commander SEELEY served as Operations Officer on the Staff of Commander Destroyer Division TWENTY-TWO. During this period Destroyer Division TWENTY-TWO participated in operations around Cuba during the missile crisis. In March of 1964, he began studies at the U.S. Naval Post-graduate School in Monterey, California. He graduated in June of 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering. From there he was assigned to the USS JOHN R. PERRY (DE 1034), homeported in Pearl Harbor, as Executive Officer. In July 1968 he arrived in Vietnam for a one year tour as advisor to the DEPUTY FLEET COMMANDER, Vietnamese Navy. It was dur- ing this tour that he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat " V " . From August of 1969 until October of 1971 Lieutenant Commander SEELEY was assigned to the Naval Ship Engineering Center, Hyattsville, Maryland. While there he served as Project Director of the Anti-Ship Missile Defense Project in the Electronics Warfare Branch. On completion of this tour he was ordered to USS MORTON (D 948) as Ex- ecutive Officer. Lieutenant Commander SEELEY is a native of Canton, Pennsylvania. He is married to the former Dinah Moses of Alexandria, Virginia. They have three children; Tamara, Thomas and Carolyn. LCDR J. R. SEELEY - ■H f J ' S WEAPONS WEAPONS DEPARTMENT LTJG Frank J. Dobrydney Gunnerv Assistant (LUIWOIfiC - m : SNOI LT Timothy W. Tedford Department Head ENS Leslie R Carter ASW Officer ENS Mark S. Falkey First Lieutenant ENS Robert V. Yerkes Fire Control Officer A haze grey speck appears grows, and finally stands into harbor, MORTON ' s back. First on the MORTON in terms of long hours, good hard work and pride is First Division. Up on the forecastle, heaving lines, checking and holding, they stand. Some are bearded and some have afros. They are a mixed bag of men all doing one job, making their ship the best. Through seven countries in seven months of steaming they plyed their seaman crafts. They loaded 10,000 rounds of bullets aboard. They have more than 70 small boat transfers to their credit. The " motor mail boat " went from first light to late Christmas Eve and no sea was ever too rough for it. First didn ' t fire the guns but they kept MORTON sleek and ready to shoot. It takes a lot of oil and paint and stores to keep a ship at sea but these men were always there and always ready. So as MORTON stands into port, any port, up front and number one is First! »HHi«l E6ffc; ' . BMC Gordon A. Roe Sioux City, Iowa BMl Antonio A. Ledesma Waterloo. Iowa BMl Cornelius J. Morris Lakehurst, X. J. miitH BM2 Tommy W. Chase Seattle, Wash. BM3 John P. Mclane Tacoma. Wash. SN Donald S. Arndt Portland, Ore. SA Michael G. Blackmon Dothan, Ala. SA Thomas S. Blatchford Seward. Ak. SA David A. Bokor South Bend, Ind. SA James J. Brown St. Louis. Mo. SA Robert J. Carroll Port Townsend, Wash. SA George M. Chaidez Del Rav, Ca. SA Jerome Collins Compton, Ca. SA Gary Corbin Tifton, Ga. SA Donald E. Eaton Los Altos Hills, Ca. SA Jorge Estorga El Paso, Tex. SN Lui T. Fuga Nu ' uuli, Amer. Samoa SA Reymondo Garcia Vancouver, Wash. SA Michael R. Guck Muscatine, Iowa SN John W. Hewitt Trov, Oh. SA Daniel C. Johnson Grants Pass, Ore. SA Edward F. Larch Huntington Beach, Ca. SA Ronnie 0. Lea Oakland, Ca. SA David S. Martes Redondo Beach. Ca. SA Dewayne A. Miller Davton, Oh. SN Julian Moncada Big Springs, Tex. SA Randolph Rogers Houston. Tex. SA Leonard Wilson Charlotte, N. C. SA John C. Verseman, Jr. St. Louis, Mo. SN Robert N. Jackson Wauwatosa, Wise. SA Michael P. Wray Redwood City, Ca. ' T - ' " m kg i % • One of the most important assignments for a destroyer during a WestPac deployment is to provide naval gunfire support for friendly troops and to take military targets underfire. Success during this type of operation requires a rapid response to calls for fire from the spotters and a high volume of accurate gunfire. The Gunnersmates (GM) and Firecontrol Technicians (FT) of Second Division are respon- sible for this success. During a gunline period, the Gunnersmates replaced a pivot link in Mt. 52 while MORTON was evading typhoon Pamela. Due to the heavy equipment that had to be removed, the job had never been done at sea, let alone in the rough seas of a typhoon, yet the Gunnersmates completed the repair. The Firecontrol Technicians brought credit to MORTON by hitting targets at a range of 12 1 2 miles with dead-center accuracy. The spotter was amazed as the targets were hit with the first round three times in a row. The hours were long and times were difficult, yet through the hard work of each and every man of Second Division, MORTON was able to answer the calls for fire with thundering guns! FTCS Joseph F.Killeen Chula Vista, Ca. GMGl Talmadge R. Wilson, Jr. Yokohama, Japan GMGl Edward A. Perry Camden, N. J. FTGl Robert R. Hamilton Lenoir, N. C. FTG2 Wayne M. Yukuno Ewa Beach, Hi. FTG2 Ernesto G. Soliz, Jr. Kingsville, Tex. FTG2 Mark E. Minasian Roseville, Ca. GMG2 Cecil L. Duncan Commerce City, Colo. GMG2 R. Kevin Rutledge San Jose, Ca. FTG2 Franklin J. Prayer Bellevue, Mich. FTG2 Russell E. Peterson Columbus, Oh. FTG2 William N. Weeks Park Rapids, Minn. GMG3 Harry B. Hamilton Kilgore, Tex. FTGa Jose F. Clark New Orleans, La. FTG3 Ronald L. Morris Enid Okla. GMG3 Larry D. Williams Pasadena, Tex. GMG3 Robert E. Walton Gary, Ind. FTG3 Christopher J. Growley Merritt Island, Flo. SN Carl W. Lange, Jr. St. Louis. Mo. GMGSA Michael L. Mayle Canton, Oh. SN John C. Mclntee Louisville, Kent. FTGSA Donald A. Sanner Henderson, Nev. FTGSN Randall C. Wobig Newman Grove, Neb. FTGSN Guy D. Farris Brea, Ca. FTGSN Carlos B. Bolivar El Paso, Tex. FTGSA John R. Ulrich Los Angeles, Ca. SA Wayne E. Hartt Titusville, Mich. SN Edward W. Gaines Los Angeles, Ca. FTGSN Carl G. Knapp Ewa Beach, Hi. ' HEYl, HoLO ' »+ P ' OJCLL, From ujhc».+ +hey toLcJ OS a+ ' A ScVioot, THE. S- -upid +h ' inQ sJiooLd have co» e ooi " - f ' his end I " What a day to work hard! It ' s lor mv wife .... honest! f- ' ;. ;•■.-. ( " 1 1 B l " hI War is hell! This is how it ' s done. t?r; ' Stand by to receive bo..a..ts. You sure the C hief said ves..? What does he think he ' s doing? As everyone knows, when you go to war in WestPac. it is time to " pick up your guns and pass the ammo " ! I So AS Division did. The Sonarmen (ST), Torpedomen (TM), and Asroc Gunnersmates (GMT) joined their shipmates in manning the magazines. They also took over the Asroc Sentry and After Steering Watches so second division could " do their thing " . AS was called upon to perform duty beyond the call of its duty and send men aloft to the director, where its Chiefs and First Class stood long watches looking out for counterbattery and targets of opportunity. AS did not close up shop completely. Much work was done on the topside spaces (remember the Asroc Deck?) and the ASW weapons were kept ready for use. Sonarmen manned the sonar stacks, pinging away at night to ward off enemy frogmen and listen- ing for the fall of shot in the water. AS can truly say they did their part. When the MORTON sails away from WestPac 72-73, AS can once again pick up its trade and pur- sue the silent, elusive submarine! GMTC Gary C. Gill Woodbury, Ga. STC Dennis H. Putnam Eldora, Iowa STl Bruce B. Rensing Webster, Mo. STl James D. Malott Aberdeen, Wash. TM2 Daniel M. Abeyta San Diego, Ca. GMT2 Alan R. Fry Reamstown, Pa. STG2 Patrick D. Hanly Anderson, Ca. STG2 Randall L. Kemink Sioux Falls, S. D. STG2 Johnny Mason, Jr. Houston, Tex. STG2 Scott F. Buck McLean, 111. STG3 Larry D. Felder Oelwein, Iowa STG3 Allan L. Lesniak Ridgecrest, Ca. GMC.) Ronald W. Riggan Winnemucca, Nev. STGSN George W. Knox, Jr. Industry, Pa. GMGSN Terry L. Bruce Minot AFB, N. D. GMGSN Michael S. Couture N. Highlands, Ca. GMGSN Gerald E. Leisure Springdale, Ark. STGSA Ronald A. Walkuski Dearborn Hts., Mich. SN Arthur C. Ysaguirre Los Angeles, Ca. STGSN William R. Bradford Dallas, Tex. STGSN Norman L. Smith Littleton, Colo. HOLIDAY ROUTINE %: OPERATIONS OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT LTJG Edmund E. Moore CIC Officer L T John T. Nugent Department Head LTJG David R. Crompton Electronics Material Officer LTJG John A. Jensen Navigator Personnel Officer ENS Kenneth D. Dampier Communications Officer The Operation ' s Specialists of 01 Division perform in the nerve center of every combatant ship. They are tasked with coordinating every aspect of Naval Warfare from Gunfire Support to Anti-submarine Warfare, and must ensure that all required information is passed to the " decision makers " on the bridge. The men of MORTON ' S Combat Information Center per- form all these tasks in a superior manner. Be it computing " gun target lines " , controlling helicopters, or simply standing a scope watch - 01 division can always be depended upon to get the job done, and to do it well. OSC Kent R. Smith Sheridan, VVyo. OSl Gary L. Gormley White Cloud. Kans. OSl Michael T. Wallace Long Beach. Calif. 0S2 Norman D. Colwell Des Arc, Ark. 0S2 Robert L. Croussore Rochester, Ind. 0S2 Randolph L. Briggs Seattle, Wash. 0S2 William M. Stephens La Grange. Miss. 0S2 John A. Lyman Charleston, 111. 083 Kenneth R. Lowell Pownal, Me. 083 Thomas M. Moyer III Monroe, N. C. 083 John 8erocki Long Island, N.Y. 083 Mack W. Belcher Pilot, Va. 083 David R. Patterson, Jr. Wichita, Kans. 0S8N Ronald L. 8arver El Paso, Tex. 0S8A James H. Lavigne West Field, N. J. OSSA Robert S. Carleton 8t. Louis, Miss. Was he calling ME . .? OSSA Carl J. Karwacki Milwaukee, Wise. (5)SW. OC Division is the Communications section of the Operations Department. Its function is to maintain fast, reliable communications while in wartime operations or peacetime training exer- cises. Comprised of Signalmen and Radiomen, Operations Communications met all additional communications demands as a staff flagship with true professionalism, while acting as Gunline Commander on two occasions. During the past deployment, the Com- munications Division served as the nerve center of the ship, supplying secure, dependable systems for obtaining valuable information, and often supplying information to units in com- pany, while participating in tactical operations in the Gulf of Tonkin. The efforts of the men of this division, com- bined with the same tireless efforts of the rest of the Operations personnel earned MORTON the Operations " Efficiency " Award for the previous deployment. They have shown that the Com- munications Division is truly reliable, and will continue to be, throughout all future assignments. RM2 Joseph A. Hartley Charleston, S. C. RM2 Arlis (1. Hoglen Touchet, Wash. RM2 Bruce K. Calsbeck Davton, Kent. SMS Randolph Shincovich Waltz Mills, Pa. SM;? Keith F. Aldrich Pleasant Ridge, Mich. RMS James R. Davis Dallas, Tex. RM3 James A. Gosche Cape Girardeau, Mo. RM3 John C. Carlson St. Cloud, Minn. RM3 John A. Menatti Santa Maria, Ca. SMSN James A. Blanchard Meriden, Conn. SMSA Joseph A. Parent Bay City, Mich. RMSN Jeffrey H. Kai Oahu, Hi. tmt OE Division is presently comprised of eleven Electronics Technicians and one Elec- tronic Warfare Technician. This small group of men have the responsibility of repairing and maintaining over 600 individual pieces of elec- tronics equipment. In performing their duties they repair surface and air search radars, com- munications systems (receivers, transmitters and transceivers), passive and active electronic warfare equipment, much auxiliary equipment, test equipment and an occasional slide projector or stereo amplifier. Since the majority of their job is in the field of repair, working hours are highly unpredic- table. At sea an ET may find that by 1400 one day he has completed his routine work and may take the remainder of the day off. Liberty at sea!! The next morning at 0300 he is awakened to fix a radar repeater. Have you ever tried working on a piece of electronics equipment in total darkness with a red flashlight? Maybe another day he isn ' t allowed to work on some of his equipment because it ' s in use. That same night in the pouring rain he is called upon to go up on the mast, crawl out on the yard arm and repair an antenna that was in use all day. These situations have not only happened, they are commonplace in the daily routing of OE per- sonnel. Today ' s Navy demands much from the OE gang. Highly complex electronics systems re- quire expertly trained technicians of course, but additional requirements are a little leadership, a lot of determination and an overwhelming amount of pride in a job well done. All of these qualities are found in MORTON ' s OE Division. ETC William H. Harrah Green Springs, Oh. ETl Alfred J. Beckman Loretto, Tenn. ETl William (;. Warren Portland, Ore. ETR2 Dennis G. McMahan Clearlake Highlands, Ca. pu - J . ETN2 Malcolm M. Smith Raleigh, N. C. ETN2 Duard L. Swope Warrensburg, Mo. ETN3 Gerald M. Mokry Waco, Tex. EW;3 Daniel E. Wadsworth Spicer, Minn. ETN3 Gene L. Gasteiger Mason City, Iowa ETR3 James E. Jones New Castle. Del. ETR3 Robert T. Rand Millard, Neb. ETNSN James P. Buckles Grand Island, Neb. •«« ETRSN Richard M. McGinley Newton, Kans. X, I, and Nav Admin are the names which can be associated with this division. The most descriptive is Nav Admin. X Division is a con- fjlomerate of six different ratings. These six ratings can be broken down into two main catagories, Navigation and Administration (Nav Admin). The Quartermasters (QM) make up the navigation team on board. They are tasked with the responsibiHty of ensuring that the ship is safely guided. During long transits of thousands of miles from Pearl Harbor to Vietnam, they must accurately fix the ship ' s position to ensure a timely and correct arrival. While entering a port, they are responsible for keeping the ship in safe waters. Visual aids, electronics and the celestrial bodies are their tools of trade. In addi- tion to this the Quartermasters keep an accurate record of the ship ' s evolutions, the Quarter- masters Log, one of the two legal documents a ship must keep. The Administration of the ship is the responsibility of the Personnelmen (FN) and Yeoman (YN). The Personnelmen are involved with the records and requests of the enlisted men on board. They deal with transfers, leave re- quests and reenlistments among many other areas of concern to the men. They are tasked with ensuring an accurate account of all who are on board. The Yeoman are assigned to the ship to aid in the ship ' s official correspondences. Also they are responsible for the ship ' s files and official records. ca W ©K]3K] The last three ratings of the division are the Hospital Corpsman (HM), Postal Clerk (PC), and Career Counselor. The Hospital Corpsman is extremely important to the physical health of the men of MORTON. He ensures that messing and berthing facilities are sufficiently sanitary for the use by the crew. He reviews and schedules the crew for their dental and physical examinations. The Postal Clerk cannot be forgotten since he affects the morale of both the crew as well as their dependents. Finally the Career Counselor, a new billet in the Navy, makes available to the crew the opportunities which awaits each man whether he reamins in the Navy or proceeds on in a civilian career! BMC Alfred P. Pereira Bogota, New Jersey HMC George B. Oliver Ukiah, Ca. MMC David E. Cox San Bernardino, Ca. PNl James A. Doty Vacaville, Ca. ETl Karry B. Shannon Westpoint, Ca. PC2 Robert L. Flores Rosemead, Ca. QM2 David H. Steuber Fairmont, Minn. YN3 Robert L. Sanford Caldwell, Ohio HM:! Gene A. Lincoln Farmington, N. M. YN3 Pierre A. Beloin Pittsburg, N. H. QM3 Daniel Lopez Corpus Christi, Tex. QM3 Michael L. Milbrandt Aberdeen, S. D. QMS Ralph E. Butler Lake Grove, Ore. QMSN Douglas J. Bandy Belle Fourche, S. D. SN Daniel C. Short Litchfield Park, Ariz. SN William E. Walker Herford, Tex. V ' O, !«» iyK Truce Breathe ' PNSN Michael R. Green Altadena, Ca. as S Wait till it ' s done. How much did you say to cut? What was that you ate? Just short. SUPPLY SUPPLY DEPARTMENT LT Thomas F. House Department Head LTJG David E. Boone Disbursing Officer MORTON ' S Supply Department has two mottos: " Ready for Sea, " and " Service to the Ship. " I ' m not too sure how valid the first motto is, but I have no doubt at all concerning the se- cond. Our expert barber is without a doubt one of the finest. His shears are so fast you don ' t have time to finish reading one of his interesti ng, up to date magazines. And then there is our friendly ship ' s store operator. When he ' s not busy pushing Milky Ways, he is out making sure his coke machines are in full operation. Down below are the men you seldom see . . .the laundrymen. They are constantly working to provide the crew with daily laundry service, making sure no but- tons are crushed and all underwear is returned white (not pink or blue). Next we have the storekeepers, affectionate- ly known as the " biz boys. " These energetic young men (and one old salt) make sure we have enough spare parts on board (just ask the weapons department). And, of course, they are always happy to get up in the middle of the night to provide you with that needed part (right men?). Our disbursing clerk and his ever faithful side kick are never without money (except when they ' re on the beach). As disbursing clerks, they are constantly making sure your pay is accurate (and they certainly appreciate it when you let them know they ' re wrong). Our culinary experts are known shipwide for their famous " MORTON Mystery Meat. " They take great pride in the manner the crew is con- stantly complimenting them on their fine cook- ing. And speaking of cooking, our leading steward and his staff of chefs make sure the of- ficers are fed like kings. When the stewardsmen are not in the pantry, they can probably be found studying for their advancement exams (right, men?). SKC Huston Reed Lebanon, Tenn. SKI Alfred C. Aguon Tamuning, Guam DKl John R. Sand Honolulu. Hi. CSl Garland G. Davis Winston-Salem, N. C. SKI Sevedeo A. Racela Olongapo City, P. I. SH2 Rofjelio S. Supangan Alaminos, P. I. CS2 Clifford W. Sweet Oshkosh, Wise. SD2 Mindanao E. Barba Las Pinas, Rizal, P. L CSi.) Leonardo 0. Basilio Quezon City, P. I- CTR3(SH) Harrison L. Bowers Baltimore, Md. SH3 Donald W. Howland Chula Vista, Ca. SD3 Conrado R. Ocampo Lingayen, P. I. SD3 Francisco N. Puno Bulac, P. I. SK3 Jeffrey C. Greenleaf Monson, Me. SK3 James L. Nichols Oklahoma City, Okla. CS3 Steven D. Black Auburn, Ca. SDSN Arturo D. Mejia San Carlos City, P. I. SDSN Rogelio A. Rabanal Wahiawa, Hi. SDSA Roman S. Ramos Baguio City, P.I. SDSN Rogelio B. Icban Santa Cruz, P.I. SN William .1. Groves Milwaukee, Wise. CSSN Oliver J. Sutton Montgomery, Ala. SKSA Patrick J. 01st Livonia, Mich. SN James F. Stuhr Fort Dodge, Iowa SA Robert L. Mathis New Orleans, La. SA Melvin L. White Richmond. Ca. SA Charles E. Mitchell Savannah, Ga. rtsa j -4P " , SHSN Richard P. Koch Santa Monica, Ca. SDSN Roberto D. Gomez Orion, Bataan, P. I. SN Roy D. Strong Cloverdale, Ca. CSSA Billy J. Sanders, Jr. Shreveport, La. CSSA Charles L. Barger Metropolis, 111. WESTPAC STATISTICS Underway Replenishments 67 (14 by helicopter) Lobster Tails 635 lbs. Highline Transfers 18 Hot Dogs 649 lbs. Motor Whaleboat Transfers 60 Shrimp 450 lbs. Fuel Consumed 2,076,715 gallons Butter 1200 lbs. Miles Traveled 23,603 Eggs 3518 lbs. Rounds Expended 10,587 Ice Cream 800 gallons Bacon 500 lbs. Chocolate Milk 1921 gallons Hamburgers 2000 patties White Milk 2800 gallons Chicken 1520 lbs. Steak 1500 lbs. SHIP ' S REPLENISHMENT JP w . P rrii Crrrrrinrrfrrrrn ENGINEERING ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT LT James D. Brotherton Department Head LT.IG Robert H. Spencer, Jr. Damage Control Assistant ENS Robert T. MOORE III Main Propulsion Assistant Man, whether he belongs to a primitive culture seeking food, or an industrial civilization needing commercial transportation lanes, has always looked to the sea to survive. Yet the ma- jestic sea is not always placid, it can be a hell born torrent or a breath-taking challenge. Man has tried many motive devices in the small vessels he releases upon the immense brine. However, until recently they all lacked the cer- tainty of survival; oars left one at the will of man ' s muscles, sails at the whim of nature. It was only with the advent of steam propulsion that man could challenge Neptune, let alone try to conquer him. Steam . . . the most vital commodity of the majority of modern naval vessels. It must be produced; to drive the ship ' s main propulsion turbines, manufacture electrical power, and in- sure that there is enough fresh water to survive extended periods of time; .... but how? This is the task of the men of B Division. To generate enough steam to meet MORTON ' S energy needs requires a myriad of large, sophisticated, and temperamental equip- ment. Life for a Boiler Technician is a continual struggle with the plant conducted under arduous working conditions. MORTON ' s operating schedule during this deployment has confronted them with a severe challenge, they conquered it. They face a herculean task 365 days a year, and there isn ' t enough San Miguel in WestPac to adequately thank them for their work and sacrifice. ©SW BTC William T. Hartford Chicago. 111. BTC Larry E. Perry Wvaconda, Mo. BTC John E. Green Clavton. Ala. ' BTl Stanley L. Mix Corte Madera. Ca. BTl Warren D. Scroggins Huguley. Ala. BTl Terry A. Thomas Bremerton. Wash. BT3 Roger C. Jordan Stigler. Okla. BT3 Carlton H. Harris St. Louis. Mo. BT3 Woodard H. Danford Wilmington. X. C. BTo Gale L. Gaftey LeMars. Iowa BT3 Donald V. Perina Staten Island. X. Y. BT3 Michael A. Phillips Mount Airv. Md. BT3 Ronald R. .Shrur Mt. Pleasant. Pa. BT3 Francis E. Tier Forked River. X. J. BT3 John W. Wheeler St. Louis. Mo. BT3 Thomas P. Clark Minneapolis. Minn. . ,1 1 m:t ' n ■, K. j if g i F r !■ L. « BTFX Robert P. Calissi Sharon Hill. Pa. BTFA John E. Gonzalez Woodhaven. X. Y. BTFX Geor-e M. Hamby Auburn. Me. Mj-T SSf T- . • M ar i t- - 1 BTFX R Daniel Chester H. X Hera Y. Id Mi i BTFA Heinz R. Krolop Mammoth Lakes. Ca. BTFA George D. Lovingood Hooks. Tex. BTFX Randy L. Malone Mason Citv, Iowa BTFX Jay E. Reed Longmont. Colo. BTFA Conley Robinson Huntland. Tenn. BTFX John C. Wells Carson. ' a. BTFX Arthur H. Young III Baltimore. Md. BTFX Martin Terschuren Richmond. Ca. FA James A. Odoms Xatchitoches. La. It is a common saying that the majority of modern naval ships are steam driven. Unfortunately, the state- ment is somewhat of a misnomer. For steam is merely a source of energy; entirely useless in an uncontrolled state. It is the job of the Machinist Mates to operate, maintain and repair the myriad of equipment that transforms the energy of steam into mechanical motion, electrical power, and fresh water. The equipment they are responsible for ranges in size from extremely large propulsion turbine and reduction gear complexes (similar to the engine and transmission of your car, but larger than the car!), to relatively small pumps, valves and pipes. Without them sophisticated electronic equip- ment w(juld sit idle for lack of power, the ship could not move for need of propulsion, or the crew survive for ex- tended periods of time for want of water. To say the least they are a vital segment of any ship ' s population. The fact that the MORTON has met every commit- ment this deployment is simple testimony to the ex- cellent job the men of M Division are doing. To compile this exceptional record has required extraordinary long hours, sparse liberty, and tremendous effort on every man ' s part. To M Division, as always . . . " Well Done. " MMCS Thomas H. Born St. Paul, Kans. MMl Robert L. Taylor Stuart, Flo. MMl Robert D. Mayberry Farmington, Mo. MM2 Paul F. Fisk Lodi, Wise. MM2 Jack E. Jemtegaard Washougal, Wash. MM3 Craig L. Fuller Jamestown, N. Y. MM3 Melvin M. Koschmeder Osage, Iowa MM3 George J. Marcel Houma, La. MM3 Mark E. McQuater Clavvson, Mich. MM3 Carl E. Mizel Dobbins, Ca. MM.i David L. Snowder McAlester. Okla. MM3 Wesley M. Smith Oklahoma Citv, Okla. MMFN Grt-np, C. Berry Marmet, VV. Va. FA Robert L. Cascio La Habra. Ca. FN Andrew H. Day Somerset. N. J. MMFN Richard S. Knoll, Jr. Newton, N. J. ' ?1 I 1 ' " " ' v li l 1 ■ ' n ii i — ' V MM FA Gari L. L ofgren Alexis, 111. FA Richard L. Rivers Pinecrest, Ca. MMi- ' N Gary L. Ryan Yates Center, Kans. FA Byron C. Seybold Butte, Mont. FN Mark A. Tourtillott Neopit, Wise. MMFN Johnne L. Vculek St. Paul, Minn. MMFA Melvin J. Wilcox Gloversville, N.Y. FN John T. Wynn Sacramento, Ca. FA Jerry L. Mitchell New Orleans, La. FA David A. Clark Grand Rapids, Mich. FA Benny Verdugo Pueblo, Colo. 1 wish mv rack was this comfortable. Smile, Doug, he ' s going to take our picture. R DT J. A " R " stands for repair, but that word only describes one of the functions of a division designed for ver- satiHty. The Hull Technicians were on the job early in the cruise keeping up with normal hull repairs and manufacturing, and toward the end of the cruise the accumulated underway time was taking its toll in longer working hours and an increasingly long work list. The men of " A " Gang will long remember sailing from Pearl Harbor with one emergency diesel down, and the eventual parts problems involved in its repair. The loss of a few men midway through the cruise put a strain on some of the newer personnel, who learned to handle their equipment with extra effort and a little ex- perimentation. Being on the gun line was particularly a problem for the ship ' s electricians, as electrical connections vibrated free in many areas. Additionally, there always seemed to be a motor out of commission somewhere - and repairs were sometimes makeshift, resulting once in accidentally " back flushing " an exhaust vent- with the dust winding up on the CO. The entire crew will remember that IC Electricians draw movies for the ship - but few appreciate the im- portance of proper maintenance of the IC equipment, without which control of the ship and its systems is lost. Fortunately MORTON ' s IC gang handled this task very well. Perhaps " R " Division ' s most notable achievement, however was the provision of efficient " housekeeping services " for all. Jt EMC{SS) Bruce W. Bartlett Roachdale, Ind. MMC(SS) Carmen J. Moore San Diego, Ca. HTl Ronald L. Strawn Tampa, Flo. ENl Gerald K. Patterson Lander, Wvo. ICl(SS) Paul A. Marchesseault Pearl Citv, Hi. IC2 Joseph L. Pytlak Rowland Heights, Ca. HT2 Gene S. Aros Tucson, Ariz. EM2 Antonio G. Avalos Mesilla, N. M. EM2 Donald A. Logan Clarks Summit, Pa. EM 2 Wayne C. Twobulls Poplar, Mont. HT2 James T. Gist Bayfield, Colo. EM2 Hilarion P. Onia Alaminos, P. I. YN2 James M. Kosaka Wailuku, Maui, Hi. IC2 Eugene W. Martilla Aurora, Ore. MM2 Byron J. Tobin Arcadia, Ca. HT3 Randy J. Nicholes Anaconda, Mont. EM3 Vidal F. Ferrer San Antonio, P. I. HT3 Jettre K. Tayh.r Rochester, X. Y. MR3 Aquilina P. Tuikco. Jr. Cubao, P. I. EM 3 (Hl ' ii B. Furner Tucson, Ariz. EN3 Ronald H. Watson Romeo. Mich. MR3 Jack L. Wyckoi ' f Zalma, Mo. MM3 Donald J. Heesen Holliston. Mass. HT3 John M. Torres Napa, Ca. IC3 Daniel A. Birkes Waco, Tex. IC3 Donald R. Schultz Watertown, Wise. HT.3 Donald L. Guilmot Louisville, Colo. ENFA Gerald W. Granger W. Texas City, Tex. HTFA Criag E. Masters Lewiston, Idaho FN Harold K. Mathis, Jr. Springdale, Ark. HTFN Timothy M. Moran Miami, Flo. FN Telfilo B. Rapada Cabagan, P. I. MM FN Michael A. Sine Watsonville. Ca. S Lawrence •]. Smith Idaho Falls, Idaho r ! - FA Timothy R. Wilson Terre Haute, Ind. EMFA Michael J. Colon Youngstown, Oh. FN Richard A. Conte Newton Junction, N. H. Is that me? Aftermath. It did run once. Holiday Routine. Leave some hair. SINGAPORE Riding the surf at Waikiki. mwp ii A lovely hulA girl. Famous Waikiki sunset. V SAN FERNANDO (Top photo) Mayon Volcano, Philippines. ( Bottom photo ) Battery Hearn, largest gun on Corregidor. rm p fUppiNes Olongapo jeepneys, a favorite mode of transportation. (Top photo) Philippine fighting cock. (Bottom photo) Curbside cookout in Olongapo. . ' " --. l ' ' " ' " ' ' ' ' ' " " ' ■ " " " " ' " • ' y ' . j .zfu P ' -- : ' : - ' -: ' ' - Nanrhicie " V- I.., { I ' ' ' , , K i-..„.J l -zu-VV J. ■ ' C. 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A |- .S T 1( . 1, 1 A ,...- ,„ ?-,..„. o 13 October, leave Pearl Harbor WESTPAC deployment 26 October, arrive Subic Bay, Philippines 28 October, enroute Military Region I 30 October, arrive Military Region I 6 to 7 November, storm evasion - Typhoon Pamela 1 December, enroute Sasebo, Japan 5 to 14 December, upkeep and liberty in Sasebo 15 December, enroute Military Region I 19 December, arrive Military Region I 14 January, enroute Singapore 16 January, crossed equator Lat.OO°-00 ' N Long. 105° -35 ' E 17 January, upkeep and liberty Singapore 26 January, cease-fire agreement goes into effect 27 January, enroute Military Region I 29 January, arrive Military Region I 17 February, enroute Subic Bay 19 February, upkeep Subic Bay 23 February, enroute San Fernando, Philip- pines 24 to 27 February, liberty San Fernando 28 February, enroute arrive Subic Bay for fuel 28 February, enroute Hong Kong, B.C.C. 2 to 8 March, liberty Hong Kong 9 March, enroute Subic Bay 10-19 March, upkeep Subic Bay 20 March, enroute Yankee Station with USS RANGER (CVA 61) 21 March, arrive Yankee Station 23 March, enroute ESSC North Gulf of Tonkin 24 March, arrive ESSC North Gulf of Tonkin 29 March, enroute Yankee Station 30 March, arrive Yankee Station 17 April, enroute Kaohsiung, Taiwan 20 to 23 April, Port visit Kaohsiung 24 to 27 April, ASW exercise with Nationalist Chinese - Shark Hunt II 28 April, enroute Yokosuka, Japan 2 to 4 May, liberty Yokosuka 5 May, enroute Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 9 May, fuel stop Midway Island 12 May, ALOHA PEARL HARBOR! ■„ o- o Snow-covered Mt. Fuji looms in the distance. The Kamakura Buddha, cast in 1252 A.D. Market time— Oriental style. MPAt Tokyo Extravaganza. LAND OF THE RISI NG SUN Now tell me, did that hurt? HONG You sa ' we et tree cn ' iki At least they could have waited till I was sober . . . KONG Bong Bong . . . Blood takers Departing . . . Bong BLOOD DONATION She can take mv blood anv time. I ' ll never drink another Bloody Mary! Only 214 more bodies to do ....i.iiwr ' . f ML ' •« - i if?! «: :ft-S Jjjl « - Hong Kong at night, as viewed from Victoria Peak. THE PEARL.... HONO mt o ....OF THE ORIENT Fishing junk. SB ha • Bt ||H| 1 i S gggg -- ' ' ' ' dt B " ' ' Elin ki 2 S i 1 Ih Hong Kong ' s aquatic suburbia. Oriental sales pitch. Scenic ride up to Victoria Peak. Mi A ■ •« ' l M f- ' itt .W:. J V - ' OT BOB HOPE SHOW ■y mas msmesz CAPT William Nivison COMDESRON 17 VkAve ov e on -VV»e CAp ' rA»r ? CRUISEBOOK STAFF Top row (left to right): YN3 P. A. Beloin, Copy Editor; HT3 R. J. Nicholes, Sales; BT3 J. W. Wheeler, Art Editor; MM3 C. E. Mizell, Photo Editor. Seated (left to right): EM2 D. A. Logan, Chief Photographer; BTl S. L. Mix, Managing Editor; LTJG D. E. Boone, Editor-in-Chief; HT3 J. E. Taylor, Layout. IN MEMORIAM t " The Lord giveth — the Lord taketh away. " These words were brought home to all of us on MORTON as a tragic traffic accident in Hong Kong claimed the life of STG3 William Michael DICK, USN. Pet- ty Officer, friend; Mike DICK was something different to each of us by the strongest tie of all, that of a shipmate. We of MORTON will never forget Mike DICK ' s enthusiasm and high spirits, through which he brightened each of our lives. His memory will live with all of us as an in- spiration to do our best for our country and our fellow man. ;m PUBLISHING III I " . ff ?! " ' , ' . 5. " " ' ™. COMPANY ■ ■ " " " ' ' " " ' Marcellne. Ho. U.S.A. La Jolla, Calirornia 92037 is QRBIS TERRMJM DESCRIPTIQ DUPE ■ ' I— II MMl ■■■111 I MH IIIlll I II PLAN 15 HEMlSPHiyillS COMPREHESA


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