Mount Vernon (LSD 39) - Naval Cruise Book

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M . -' J , 'f V . I. . -, , 'x.,Z"",i?l- '-:- X, ,M 3. , .. ..z- fi X . ' Q, yn Q , ,e Q V -5- ,si ' ,P , .... - f-,. .., ,- A . . ,. .,, T, ,, , -hav-1-f,-...J-...m... .-.,'..,. USS MOUNT VERNON BLT 3X5 IN STQRM 01 DEC 90 - so JUN 91 v INSIDE DEDICATIDN SHIP HISTGRY DFFICERS AND CHIEFS DECK ENGINEERING 0PERATIONS SUPPLY MARINES DESERT SHIELD DESERT STGRM DESERT SPLIT THE STDRM 3 4 6 16 26 36 46 54 76 98 1 10 SAG-LY THE END 128 THE SHIP USS MOUNT VERNON CLSD- 39l was built by Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts. The keel was laid in January 1970 and construction was completed in April 1971. Following commissioning ceremonies on 13 May 1972 at Boston Naval Shipyard, the ship sailed for its designated homeport of San Diego. MOUNT VERNON's homeport was changed to Long Beach, California on 22 July 1985. USS MOUNT VERNON is 562 feet in length and has a beam of 84 feet at the widest point. Fully loaded, the ship displaces 13,700 tons with a mean draft of 19 feet measured from the keel to the waterline. The ship's main armaments consist of two 3"f50 twin gun mounts and two VulcanfPhalanx anti-ship missile defense Close-in Weapons Systems. Installed electronic equipment includes air and surface search radars, a navigational radar, a complete communications suite and an Electronic Emitter Detection System to support the ship's amphibious mission. Mount Vernon's helicopter landing platform can be used in support of helicopter assault and logistics operations. Refueling, limited repairs and minor maintenance of aircraft can also be provided. The ship was designed to transport and operate heavy landing craft from a large well deck. USS MOUNT VERNON was the first west coast ship to be modified for operations with the new Landing Craft Air Cushion CLCACJ. Wet well evolutions are facilitated through the use of a complex, electro- hydraulically controlled ballasting and deballasting system. The ship's habitability features provide for the berthing, messing and cargo transport of nearly 330 fully-equipped combat troops of the landing force. MV, 4, Lyn f . f, . ff, ,, X rfhscfraeiaficrrieen. Mountc1',Vern0e. completed Seven spa-ati70na717 fF1eet7ai1i fthe17Far'.r2East4-Thelfl .rff fEaSfI?F.QfC62g7f0f75 W 77 7 i0 fFf-Sbfufflfyg 19335fQ11f1LiJ6lI131317Y2!l2.175? 7,1991',to ,May 199LfgM1Qi1?1if73Vffg7j1lV5?7g2f , Vernon also i Q waters June Vthibilgh EFJ 1989.7 as part, of the Alagska1j..fOilQSpill1j,g Clean up Qpefatioh in Primate William Sound. 7 . p 7 SQQ7 1 USS MOUNT VERNONhasf . been awarded the ,Navy Unit K 7 f Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National , Defense Service Medal, the A ' 7. Armed Forces Expeditionary it 41 Medal, the Southwest Asia 17 U Campaign Medal, the 1 7 1 1 , Humanitarian Service Medal and the Coast Guard Special . 7 U .1 Operations Service Ribbon. it 7 HISTORY USS MOUNT VERNON CLSD-391 is the fifth ship commissioned in the United , States Navy to bear the proud name of MOUNT VERNON. Four predecessors served with distinction in times of conflict dating back to the Civil War. The first MOUNT VERNON was a wooden screw merchant steamer purchased by the Navy and converted to a gun boat in 1861. Among her memorable exploits was participation in the attack on Fort Fisher which severed the last Confederate supply line and helped to bring about the end of the Civil War. Combat" are shown crossing the "Field of Combat" laden with the spearhead of an Amphibious Assault, enroute to a hostile foreign shore. The figure in the upper right hand corner of the shield is the ancient and mythical "Sea Dog," one of the original amphibians, and the standard of MOUNT VERNON. The four stars, two on either side of the ship's name, commemorate the exemplary service of the four previous U.S. Navy ships of the name MOUNT VERNON beginning with the Civil War and i' , 'Q , Q 1 'fp 5 490 5 ITUSACTA V90 The motto, "Exitus Acta Probat," comes from the George Washington family Coat of Arms and was also the motto of his home, Mount Vernon, from whence comes the name of the ship. The motto means "Action extending through World Wars I produces Results." and II. 'HV X I 4 6, GFFICERS K M V Winn , I wh, fi rf f 25 2' ly Z, 5 W7 Q, f W' 0 f W 7 X X ff WW fm WW f W M W WU' W' off ff , f x, , , 1 ' W A ,,,, , I, I nw! , ,ff o W W S IEF CH CO n 'f ' A-A-.a.,.H 1 V -m " . f'v..,. Q1 I K , 1 1. wr' 'N Mnsfw , f 1 AVID E. MYERS Commander David E. Myers, a native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971 and was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from Naval Officer Candidate School in February 1972. After completion of Damage Control School, he served as Damage Control Assistant aboard USS LAWRENCE QDDG 41 and USS WILLIAM M. WOOD CDD 7151 homeported in Athens, Greece. He served department head tours as Engineer Officer aboard USS DAMATO CDD 8711 and as First Lieutenant aboard USS HERMITAGE QLSD 341. Commander Myers served as Executive Officer of USS NEWPORT CLST 11791. He commanded USS ADROIT QMSO 5091 and USS FORTIFY CMSO 4461. From May 1988 until September 1988, Commander Myers commanded USS INFLICT CMSO 4561 while conducting mine countermeasures operations in the Persian Gulf. His assignments ashore have been at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island as a chemistry instructor and the staff of Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as the Damage Control Readiness and Training Officer. Commander Myers is married to the former Carol Waszak of Brooklyn, New York. They have two children, Jennifer and Charles. I 1 I 4 Y ANDI G OFFICER l -l 9 Z .. I 1 4 1 'ln J I I un. J L S ,W 1 -as o ay ff . X XX: . ,r ,. ,V 1',rkw"?f'1 xxx f WWE . x ,ANS K eX S X WW uf, S Y f Ni X XX NX ff f W , .fp wtf L 7 Nfl Z Q , Vw X f EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR DOUGLAS F. WHALEN EXECUTI E OFFICER LCDR RICH RD J. SELF Officers make the rules and move the ship. These khaki are overall responsible for the ship and her crew. They manage, and lead and they are helpless without the men who work for them. Group photo: Seated, CDR David E. Myers, Front row, left to right, LTJG John E. Gonzales, Jr., LTJG Robert D. Azevedo, LTJG Emmanuel E. Maghirangg Second row, left to right, LCDR Richard J. Self, LCDR Frederick M. Beall, LT James M. Jepson, LT Travis Plowman, ENS Jason B. 'Wyatt, LT Rodney C. Soper, LTJG David P. O,Dea, Jr., Back row, left to right, LTJG Mitchell R. Vann, LT Philip J. Mielke, CW02 David L. Robertson, CW02 James. P. Pendley, LT Todd A. Papesh, LT Louis R. Vicario, LCDR James T. Leonard. . J ,f ,ff ,, , f f ' . y ZW' ,W mf! IH' I I' . ',' m'W, A 1 V n r fi., X! 4 J-L. Jah 'al 'vi A . a sf sf A . n M if if at H sf f -. ei 4 -wr. W , ' L + he , f at f I EV? V' if af , , sm, - 'W Z I M in A mi , ...fm y . w s . f , I , 1 1 F WARDROOM ' I 7, N 3 ..kflS..l.5. f?A , 2 A ost.. iw 4 Q 5 ray? -. ,,,f.,.,, hawk, s .A "T , ' ,UZ WM V A ..,. ,uw , fr 'Zum , , V X 4. A Q.. , r.. ,, .away ff NL Am! pg V xy, L H, off. VMs ,Af mill! Ilia """""""""'l MW 1? if ' , Z, . Wu ' wwf X 'fig n ug ,E . If f 5 ff ? ' 1 N N X X :F XX! rw S f xxx S R X ,. . V N an Z xnxx: ' 'z-Ng 7 X X. X X x 5 sX Q NN- X 'S Mak Q N S . xml N x i Q 5 A Q .. ,, X S S X f ,gm X X X S 5' mp? Z X x wwf " wah 'VCWQ W W X , f 4 W 4 f ,, W f gm bw, W, Ww,,,WW.h If 'Wi . , gg W , W, W ,Q :nail . A f' ' V 4017 A' ' , X- ff, " 4, WWW f l x , f Q, f V i .5 , x 1 ,x , ,ffm pu k , X .aus--Q4 I w f 'Q W M7 JW Q. Q fi fi ,, I ,. A i-X ' fi g hip. if W x MGX Q Z 4 SQ 4 SS Ass X AW NX gxqx- fwwg. N X A I yi Wx 1? .Q -SQ X, f -- ,L . KS sx. v 1 i Y ' f T' . Qqiqk 3' I 1,41 , ,,. is I r"""N u 0 MW! Ria' A 1 fix - 1 ak-E.. .4 Q 1,1 , if ' 'wa 'L , QW IF. ,Mft VA Yi. -Pi ,., . , Q P , LA 4 5 u .wi -A ,t FZ iii? ph. iv. x,,,. paw r ,. 1 yi DECK Aww M x .. Hn y , , -nl ff W v ' M 5" Q, X 7.55 If ww V""M5z,mWfv'W if-N,,,,,,n I my W D, ' Y M., I WWW M . 7 Q 219 74 .-, W.-1 M i , - J: X 1' .,T. " f L' V M f, Y'-X W 1. f ,-if W " Zi W V UW X M! Z , X 1ST 8: 2N DIVISIDNS A versatile bunch from forecastle to stern gate. First Division owns the ship's anchors, ground tack- le, port wingwall, troop berthing and lines 1 and 2. Second Division has the canvas shop, starboard wingwall, mezzanine, well and flight decks and man lines 4, 5 and 6. rfwl if W 'Pix ..- ' "' 5 ' ' x 3. , gti. W K .P is Mah.. 0 ,,.,, xx, ,K :fr X. 1:5339 l ,P . ', f '-' - . M' , If 4 ' 'Ll - e -X . . 'bf 1 W. S- ff... vc, 1 vmmw- pr 1-Af fig s -A . - x. W ' f. is. 15.14 ' 'L ham as nv. ' ,,,...--" ,.--4.1 Vu-1 ls.-H--Msg-.. ' V 1 L' Mfaw. ,,-", .wg XS I, K EPP' fx W, 1 i 1, iz W 1 M M ""1-fm ,mf M ff-.,.,,,m " isuwhvm swmmm N If w mx- f -h""'mu fi-In -fs uf Whn-,.,, 'NX MXN xxx X --Xi? .. XN Ai Z, X qu ff ' 1 mm I u is -A is N: wg j n 1 GVMW, Q f r f , 1 uw X A , , My Iliff, A Z X, V ,,,, , fu W V K ,, ,,- 2 5 if A 944 ,GIZOT v 2: , V, as f fa S 1 . , if 20 aq- ..x A ww R' WW W f f 41 4 ,o Zz 'U'- 8 a X ?. as My ,xw,. I! Q 1 N f h A sam is f A Nr-cf W-. A i - r . 1-M SW? ,, z ., ff- y 5, MQ, f':,jfi"Hhs Q , ,, W QI .. A y K ,Mmm 2 I v , f 27 .. fy If V W , X IQ, 4 'Q' Q ' I " ft ' K W V ' Q A 1- ir' -M f sn ,4 f . , W ,V , ., , V X X ,H ,VV -1 , , , '. f ' in W M - , 'T " wwf P ' .2 N 5 jp V' Q W, M , 1 2, f ' f ' ff: M ,'4l'YA,, YZ ff W f fr ' W X444 I ng Wm Q Q A A Deck is also responsible for the LCM-6, PL-1, PL-2 and LCVP boats. They operate the port and starboard B SL A cranes, conduct anchoring and mooring evolutions, boat ops, wet wells ops, LCAC ops and helo ops. They man Repair Locker 2. While underway they are the bridge watch team. And, oh yes, they paint and preserve the ship's weatherdecks and sides. Desert ShieldfStorm was most certainly Deck Intensive. S X f f X 1 SRD DIVISIO 8? Xf ij' Z ,.. 4 Q, ,M I " 4 f MZ I 5 y rf ' ' 2 , Z , . ,f af zk . , R 1 f' fa , -. A 'Q Q it r J , 1 ' ff' Munn X . QV, 4 4 M 7 f x 1 'K 4 0 Z 4 'M if A A'A'V f 4 A ct rf V"- ' 2 -M. , . V IMDB' -is .. a ,t 70 I X4 iii! 'E' X if N W!! Xiyl fir an Fil .nfl Third Division is responsible for fighting the ship. With numerous gun shoots through-out Desert ShieldfStorm, they honed their skills making ready for war. Third Division was there. They were ready . . . with two twin 3" 50 guns, two missile defense Vulcan Phalanx Close-in Weapons Systems and a host of rifles, guns, grenades, and AMMO. fi 1-25 X I X . . . Dxxixfi- r . XX. X. K X Q 5 1 1' ' I. fa. T Group photo: Front row, left to rightg GMGC S. Hislop, FC2 J. Ferrendelli, GMG3 D. Miller, FC3 T. Pape, GMG2 S. Frazee, ENS W. Grotewoldg Back row, left to rightg FC2 J. Jacquin, GMGSN G. Gorter, GMG3 M. Leuck, GMG3 D. Schultz. 23 These men maintained and "flew" the LCACs in Desert Storm and Operation Sea Angel. It was through them that the Marines got to the beach. Lt Rod Soper, BMC Guy Baker, BMC Vincent Reilly, GSM1 Jacques Christie, GSE1 Scot Curry, SKI Dennis Haugen, ET1 Carl Morganstern, HT1 Wayne Van Patten, EN2 William Easterly, GSM2 Richard Fields, P02 Albert Figueroa, OS2 Oscar Greer, OS2 Mitchell Gross, MS2 Ronald Kelley, BM2 Albert May, HT2 Christian Mocilnikar, GSM2 J. Muzzy, BM2 Clifford Nagle, GSE2 Terence Ruddy, GSM2 Todd Thomas, GSE3 Duc Nguyen, GSE3 Martin Rodriguez, GSMFN Robert Gonzales, GSMFN Roberty Hydron, GSMFN Sean Sheppard, GSMFN Rodel Tamag. ASSAULT CRAFT UNHT FINE DET Q. S' FQXTRQT ...afiiv ir H 7 S? W, is ' .38 'ri 3 e Qs, 5- ...5...+ PM-if Z ff If .lk W X Q , 'W ,, Beachmasters Unit One have a unique and challenging mission. They are first on the beach to provide beach and surf markings for the LCACS and recon for the landing forces. They have to be ready for whatever or whoever might be waiting for them on the beach. Group photo: Kneeling, left to rightg SN Errol Jorge, BM3 K.E. Hughesg Standing, left to rightg SN Ivan Fennell, BM2 Porfirio Rincones, SN Keith Morehouse. BM - 25 3 X X, if Wm K. H I. , f 1, -1 , 1 ff. ,N 1 ,M k 3 , 2 X 1- A pk 'ui GI EERING rn XQXQX x. Q. . N . l . K L I' X X ' :. X N 1 k . Xmxx . A Q N x XXXNXN Q 41 wr Qx Q X f MQW ,f ff 7 ,f if I - R B 1 ,Q 9 X, x W . ' xxiwk f T N-' X . x aff- X A ' lx x N .Q y 7, -1, V f Q y Zmfhfs 5x f , , f W fx , W ,, may fy W , f -. , Q f f Q xx Q5 If ww . Fx x Sf-""' A-AM 1 ! H ' fw 3 i fm Q iw . ,I 31 A B 5 . iq "' ,, 'M M11-Q . I ikx, I ff' , 5' f fd , M, , Ja ln. ..., L- 'W ,J , ,, f s f, ' -se 3' 7' lib-M-div as 2,2 M' L, ! ,,, ,,,, ' Xt 5 x , K P ' 1 4 "War, .43 sb f 1 rx A ff, t H fNr"'f' . L, 1 ' 2, , ffys, . , ? UM, W A, XM ,,,f.,,,, 3 M ff I I l XX kms? N O 'A-in ,. ,,V,,, 5 iff su A-GA Group photo: Front row, left to right, EN3 J. Drexler, MM3 R. Scott, FN R. Conroy, MM3 J. Allen, EN1 J. Bradshaw, ENFN W. Tomlinson, Back row, left to MM3 B. Iverson, EN3 C. Williams, MM3 V. ENFA R. Davilla, EN3 F. Chavez, EN3 V. Torres, ENFA J. McCollum, MMC L. Sabia. Auxiliaries Division is made up of Enginemen and Machinist's Mates who operate and maintain two emergency diesel generators, four air conditioning systems, fo small boat engines, two B CQ A cranes, two anchor windlasses, rudder and steering gear systems, stern gate, steam heating systems and reefers. , ,wc X, R 11 M. ' , 1 W 1 ,:wnWl Pr ff I A X W , 2 mwwv Qi A, Q 2 . M4 . MMR. Q4 f j 5 f WW w W7 MMIIIVW' Q ,, WW ,fiwww f, , Hfizyw 4 f nn...- A ' X , Q, W QQNN 5 . ,VV ,fum-'r"' 'bw' ..x,.,.,.,....,,.A X... .N XM. R ' , , J x ,,, . X sr i S V. " iws 1 .'-S, Q1 HWWZQ 'W f, w X mf Q Q, if ' QR QQ Q S C' ' 11:0 ""' . S 4 WA. ,,,,. NW Jw' 5-'f v anis nun 1 B K' f 6 Jlqvgsk ' ' in t :xx Y X gk! W f F AS' f 3 'Nw' N 1 4 7 f 2, , ,W 1 0 G M . 1 f 4 Z 1 7 W Wai UWM ,W M W , W M ! Z? ? 1 jg 5 ,i f .9 7 f 1 Z 7 W X f f 1 0 w leak b y ,, Wray? ,,QQ2 , ,,,, fwOf QW? aff f , VZ f,,,, X , ' y 9 f 0 , N If f Z, Q f ZW 4 ,f , ff f f 7' , 'ff ff? X QQQW w , wsu., W f .J WW wmw 3 dy W ff X MMO f bww.,- I i ll a i i 4 I , ,W XV I . ,,,X I . .awww NN . . 5 1394 53 ii, ' . ,f . ss. f A, 3 -'L A ZHX H- "N, sy u 5 , -Haggis S3-Ark .ms s 1 r t ,5iJf"'F"'v""3'2v X 03" ' I n N ku, X Q, 3 P' g, QQ As FM W srw i i lx 5? W N CZ 22 , 1 X323 X X . P S RS. f . or Q3 .., as . Sa ' S J . R B DIV S10 K "mM"'N-Wxl V- A " ' fi, Q 5 , w .L W-W g ,W V!! fy pg -dll , V! Q ' .-Nizbfnsxv: ?il,,..f . r '-, hi, tb ,---Q Q. 1. i Q 'T' f f' .- , , , . J , . A ix ,, f i -. A " t ' qw ,J .,-...,,,,- , fi f g,LZw7,,., -wh-..,,, V, , I if . Q. i " V , f .. , 7, Boilers Division maintains and operates two 600 psi steam generating boilers and their associated systems. Boiler Tech- nicians make the steam that keeps "the screws turning and the lights burning." With the perfect mixture of fuel and air, they make the fire to heat the water and make the steam that turns the turbines to make the ship go and the lights glow. Whew! Group photo: Front row, left to right, BTCS D. Gladden, BT1 M. Richard- son, BT2 O. Gonzales, BT2 M. Estrella, BTFN M. Ferraren, BTFA M. Davidson, BTCS M. Abrazadog Second row, left to rightg BT1 S. Pickett, BT3 G. Bailey, BT3 T. Mastrud, BT3 R. Deleon, FA Y. Ingrin, FA D. Jackson, BT3 E. Scott, BTFA R. Gallardog Third row, left to right, BT3 J. Weaver, BT2 W. Fugate, BT2 M. Mahoney, BT3 C. Sturm, BT2 V. Ander- son, FN T. Stark, Fourth row, left to right, BT3 D. Fornof, FR R. Upole, FA K. Wilson. .. tttt ,,.. .EX S T .. S X ' XY QQQJPSQ: NW . ii S srrr Xi X .4 X Q I a . .sx . ' fsf .- , .B P assi X gxg. S ,A si. ., X. tmp pf .X XFX, 5 s ss X K x.. ,raw X . ' 'lli': 5 7 K-fi - N 'iwffxxxfss A 7.3 -fs.6falf. X-nk' if -- ai ' X X .. .. X Q , L we 1 ' r xi.: 2-S M ., 5: 3 ig x X A .. . . ,., .X ,M ,, , N . psi R .. .. X ' gg: 32 X yy. 'sa: :L... fQ . 3 Y 5 X-4, ii Y ,, X . N S a whip-5. as 'QQ ff' . 'W' A 9 x Q22 1 2 f f Wy Q ff, , mf ff ff! 5 Q C ON 5 fl f X X ,Af X Q N XXX 'ws X XX 1 we X .. X x .N fx A X x S' W :' ' V ei? cadgx: A ,W - ,f M153 ' x 'Q Y ,. N? X-2. 3 Q , 5 5.7, X 7 N, I 3 Us , X :L NWC, X 1 ff' . X , 1, . X ' --lx, if A , ' ,f" ff" ' s" V . i Q X , s f Q! is 4 G l Q- Q., --HQ w a- fill 1.54 . . . . d ,... 1 , ,,,,, W " fxj ' Vt: Machinery Division operates an. d 1 l ' ' ' Y FM' " ,g Rf? if ' V maintains the ship's two main engines an QW, , Q: ' pk: , 4 lug fi' . Q5 's ef X Z a wide array of pumps and System: own I I fi it ' t ' it K 'X X f 'f 1' Involved with mam propulsion T ey 5 I the ship s two three-stage d1StllllI'lg Plants that make the water we drink They tem maintain the firepumps, Condenser Sys ' throttle boards By matching the engine orders that come down from the bridge hey take the steam made by the boiler and run with it circulating system and thi-fy man the. t ' S 4-ln. .4-.Ann . ...W v w- Q ' Q. J' "' -' it Ss 5 . K ' A , Q Q ' x + X QA' S X X I Y 'mhx X AF Y :Q . y Q X f , , ff? A1 7' ' mm f ff 1 I, g Z ll J -..ff If ,, Q V ,f,,,,,,,,, I ' mf, Group photo: Front row, left to right, MMC M. Austria, MM2 R. Lewis, MM3 F. Willingham, MM3 W. Mayers, MMFN E. Caldwell, MM3 J. Silone, MM2 O. Toomer, MMC B. Bradford, Second row, left to right, FN J. Lanhardt, MM3 D. Leon, MMFN R left to right, MMFA T. Roberson, MMFN B. Luedtke, MM1 B. Fessenbecker, MM3 S Price, MM3 T. Lusardi, MMFN M. Volmar, MM1 W. Dixon. Bates MMFA R. Truax, FA J. Sargent, MMFN R. Dennis, MM3 J. Keeley, Third row, J fn, , X. X X X X I I QNYX X sv , X N 'X -.ERN 1. X X i Q X hi rwvb . . . X fn 3 on s Siem X affix: . , 3 - 17212 . t ki in -lp x tiff. :gi 3' .av-5 ,Q R .. J nv DIVISIO ti h R' Electricianis Mates and Interior Communications Electricians. EMS generate and distribute shipboard electrical power and ICs Handle ' ordering and indicating systems telephones and gyrocompasses. , mv- fws- XXXX NWN -ss 5. X. .SAX is rx-.niiiiff iw-.fa 1' is 'lf 2 F .- T' f EQ 'Q ......XX...XX w ' W I I Y.X M., . K. ...Nw X . R Z ,,,:i::.-1i.,.-.XX--.,,, ps X N , , A x " X.... .. X J Q N - ' .. As, F' 'F' N' X 3. F' K xx x Ax .7 .NN is xxkx K V X y X. ,, K we it .194 " r fs K ' - ' i X1 X if X X I 4. - ' S- f my -AX ' 'G' Y X QQ X ' X. ss. , .X - A fi I X S Group photo: Front row, left to rightg EM2 R. Erece, EM3 E. Barbieri, IC3 J. Vu, EMFA J- Cuomo, EM2 P. Galdonez, EM3 J. Perez, EM1 R. Pascasiog Second row, left to rigihtg-IC3 H- Pope, EM2 R. Dobbs, EM3 J. Lagunas, EM3 T. Polaski, EM3 S. Martin, lC2 J. 0 BUCH- 2 Q ,, W A , , . 1 .WQKNNN M H i 5 f DIVISIO R Division's responsibilities include maintaining the damage control effectiveness of the ship. They also keep the repair lockers equipped, the heads unclogged and they operate the ballasting and deballasting system. The entire ship is their domain and her care their game. You'll find these men leading the scene of any ship casualty. Group photo: Front row, left to rightg DCC H. Woerndell, DC3 B. Wilcox, DC2 B.' Smith, DC3 S. McNalley, FN M. Mancucci, HTFN J. White, DC3 K. Miller, HTC R. Amaralg Second row, left to rightg CWO2 J. Pendley, HT1 T. Chappo, DC3 D. Kenworthy, MR3 D. Walker, HT2 WL Schultz, HT2 M. Trottier, DC1 L. Tackett. ' 35 'Q s X N V N X N14-W., ,X 59:6 X 1 ' QS " x 5 1' x M w W . N '- 42 XSXNQ ' Kai Q f Ak f 5 . js 1 ,611 V ' Wf- , Q F , .X , , A , x 1: wi f f we . ' , ,gy X U r Q , x , X - ? 3 'ZX ' ' , f , Q wx 3 X 5 x 2 Q ' 6 x g x X 3 in f I K 5 if 5 , X Q X ' 4 t QW f, K X N , Sy K 'R Xl. . 1 x ,WS x . , I. N I,,,,. ,Q .z,,.,,N Q Y- , ,Q Sf' V Z 'Q 4 , Q ' gf X, f we Z5 , M, M,- f, w 4, Q f My v ,xx OPER 1 ff f . x ,S 4 A .S-1 X XSS. if 7 N I .-1-""",M idk uw -ff T , f X X 4 'sl N1 1 Q NXXX X 6 P-4' , lf 34 ,L jf Z . OC-RADIOME Radiomen process the messages that go out and the messages that come in. They go through a lot of paperwork each day. In addition, they monitor several voice and emergency circuits 24 hours a day. Either theyire in the radio shack or their rack. Group photo: Front row, left to right, RM2 P. Vargas, RMSN S. Farias, RM3 H. Cleveland, RM3 A. Smith, RM1 A. Pollard, Second row, left to right, RMI J. Perez, RM3 E. Jackson, RMSN R. Sahlhoff, RM3 F. Thompson, RM3 M. Williams, RMSN T. Johnson, RMCM D. Hanson. Y K 1 X ' s . s . 1 5 Q -. . 5 . ..'L ppp A A Qs ET' 11 I 1 ,N D Q WJ' .gif L - f i W I ,wr n my W X OE ELECTRONIC TECHS Electronic Technicians keep the radars rotating and radiating. They repair most of the Mount Vernon's electronic equipment from the bridge to CIC to radio to the mast Group photo: Front row, left to rightg ETCS R. Brown ET3 D. Serna, ET3 T. Myers, ET3 R. Vore, ET3 T. Sloan, LTJG D. O'Deag Back row, left to rightg ET2 D. Allen, ET3 K. Morrow, ET2 L. Tittle. OH Hospital Corpsmen The Medical Department takes care of all . A EM the medical needs of the ship. In time of war, o o so 'e" pf M their jobs could be critical. The HMS are on fi gffji H Y, Q iff H stand-by for every ship evolutiong unreps, X flight quarters, general quartersg in case they 1 , , X o are ever needed. Group photo: Left to right: LTJG R. Azevedo, HM3 R. i H 1 Howery, HM3 G. Bonifacio, HM2 K. Lattin, HMC R. X r Ignacio. flips 4 fag 3 Operations Specialists Operations Specialists man the Combat Information Center where they keep the ship from running into anybody. They plot the ship's course, other ships' courses, determine avoiding courses, solutions to station. They also handle many of the ship's tactical communications. CIC is the hub of the ship. Group. photo: Left to right, OSCS V. McFadden, OSSN G. Benson, OS3 T. Volkman, OSSN B. Montgomery, OSSN M. James, OS1 P. King, OSSN K. Bradford, LT T. Papesh 'v x X x f,, 92 XS1 fm X - X S s ss , SN ff . X .. . Q U Q X.. s N 1 Q X S Q X N ii , W 4 3, 1 , sg w Signalmen Sigs work the flags, flashing light, semaphore, day shapes. Visual comms are what they do and Y when the ship couldn't talk by radio, the talked through Sigs. Group photo: Left to right, SM3 J. Swanby, SM3 T. Bl ' air, SMSA M. Steverdlng, SM3 J. Richards, SMSN J. Bruce Y, sM2 s. Barry, sMc J. Bareswilli 1 ONS X gf' ss XXX sQ s. ss X is Quin, -Nxt .s X C X '71 is 'S XX , X .X . N ff.,-g : Ns s s sr SEN K :Sf - . N . to .2415 - 'XS . X 'SNES .7 sf'-. X N - .r., V , ,M sis-:sf 411: 2:- K .ng su E W., N G ff ..- AZWW Z. .E Z Quartermasters Set the Navigation Detail. These words were heard often enough, and the NAV team was on station. These men plot our courses, get us underway and pierside and guide us through all the hazards of navigation we meet. And they always had the right answers for the Captain and the Officer of the Deck. Group photo: Left to rightg LTJG R. Azevedo, QMSA J. Lozano, QM3 T. Jones, QM2 S. Jallen, QM1 J. Jones. X fs XS QWNX Yws N1 Ek .N a' wsxs we W ss X 5 Q.. ,RSM -ELECTRONICS W RF RE TECH ICIANS EWS were the ship's primary intelligence sources. They could find the threats to keep the Tactical Offi- Group photo: Left to right. EW1 M Ruffino EW3 C V r ' y . incent cers advised of how they might best fight the ship. W. Ellison, EW2 S. Wilson, LT T. Papesh. ' mii""'k J is ssrx'f"w,f-m, if 5 W9 . f W, A, 1, N ' ,,, I Q li 2 .f,l?'.e i f l? 4? YW 1 gy ff 7 I , an ' Q A ..- Personnelmen Yeomen Postal Clerks Navy Career Counselor Master At Arms Group photo: Left to right, LTJG R. Azevedo, YN1 R. Ochoa, YNSN M. Lester, PNC J. Young, YNSA R. Blue, PC3 C. Bus- shardt. Admin handles everything from chits, to advance- ments to awards, service records, mail, counseling, and the discipline of all hands. Everybody goes to Admin sometimes. OX ,.,.a-- r an I aging' 1 t V Q I X A X ' ' V' - 'K S ,, ,I ' 4 iw ,g Maw S I Y wg - X X X OO .fn 1 'Hn in 'q Wffewfef p X ,Q M sisi o X X , ' f'oi2 S-1 Division procures, receives, Stores, andhaccoml gi 51' Zn, l consumables, Bquipage, repair partS and Ot er rlltions and h h- They run JSK where they process requ1s1 ,, ,s is s, so o ,sss , maintaln flnanclal recor s. , 7 I I at iq: I X Wk' 1 was f, M 1 f Q X sz? ' XXX M X X iss Y """WW i f y s X W Group photo: Left to rightg SKSA L. Medvec, SK1 H. Es- trella, SK2 A. Virtusio, SKSA K. Q ws, 2 1 S-3 Division handles the ship's store, vending machines and gee-dunk Stgre, They expertly cut our hair and operate the laundry and dry cleaning Services. The money we Spend in the ship's stores fund the ship's Welfare and Recreation fund. 'Q X .v 4 r . 'ru R if .4 X g 5 c . YS SHIP'S SERVICEME . . ier, e:.r. 4 eer . e , 1 .eli li 1 Q A i rori 9 G 3 X f AS E H S Q Xl X -NX .X W. p is F e ss-X N-X i 5 . N S Fxssq ' 4' ' X X Wa , Q - .1 we ,Q X , .T - -. 41 V' 4' iii X 1, ,V,, , A -S SQ f A X x M 4 X f . .NN Qt i 1-Wes MW X , X f .f Z QM 1 X Ng. 33. X N J Group photo: Front row, left to rightg SH3 K. Ward, SH3 G. Hebert, SHC E. Inocente, SH1 E. Mallari, SH3 G. Horningg Second row, left to rightg SH3 R. Young, SHSA W. Lewis, SH3 B. Peters, Sl-ISA D. Perry. 'Ns , fi , ,. A I If S-2 Division handles breakfast,lunch dinner and midrats. The food was good and the service friendly. Just ask any Mess Management Specialist. The load is a little heavier when troops are embarked. But they have help. The MS's provided for many a steel beach and nothing works like a slider . . . 7 X N X X X A . X f, Q X QQ, swiss, , ,, X Q V- gigs. W X X JZ MW fe! , ,M MW . J, it bl Group photo: Front roW,l MESS MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS to right! MS2 J- Hermogegl MSSR P. Norwood, M33 Burnett, MS3 J. Pableo, MS2 J. Bayer, MS3 A- Belcher, MS2 R. Deen? Second row, left to flghti MSC J. Khoon, M33 ,Eg Gaytan, MSSA M. Wxlll MSSN R. Randle, MSSA Conley, MS1 J. Quesnel' LTJG R. Hickman- DISBURSING CLERK wud. 1 'D P I 61 2 K ""' l 43 1. X X rr sis ss A X - ss- sf SS j .sk -sw fs .X A .sw S r so ss X s -N s Nxx X X x X X S5 X.: Q X x .thx Q s S X XX ' s .Q gr Q . gr 5 if X N Y if s Qs jx 5 X Sy S A FN ,ff S H ll I Group photo: Left to rightg DK1 A. Iott, DK3 M. Reyes, DK3 A. Smith i S-4 Division is responsible for paying the crew. l They are the most important people on the lst W and 15th. They also handle the many pay prob- l' lems the crew might have. One group of ship i mates you donlt want to piss off. 51 ROLL CALL MOVERS O CDR David E..Myers g LCDR Douglas F. Whalen LCDR Richard J. Self LCDR Frederick M. Beall LCDR James T. Leonard S LT James M. Jepson LT Philip J. Mielke LT Rodney C. Soper LT Todd A. Papesh LT Louis R. Vicario LTJG David P. O'Dea, Jr. LTJG Robert D. Azevedo A LTJG Emmanuel E. Maghirang LTJG Mitchell R. Vann s LTJG John E. Gonzales, Jr. LTJG Robert H. Hickman, Jr. ENS William R. Grotewoldf ENS J. Bannister Wyatt ENS Anthony C. Deaville CWO4 James E. Long F CWO3 Fred Wilson s A CWO2 David L. Robertson CWO2 James P. Pendley SHAKERS g MMCM Roy T. Allice BTCM David L. Gladden RMCM Dennis R. Hanson BTCS Montano P. Abrazado, Jr. EMCS Alberto V. Austria R FCCS John C. Brewer ETCS Robert S. Brown OSCS Vernon McFadden HTC Raymond H. Amaral, Jr. MMC Manuel M. Austria BMC Guy A. Baker SMC John M. Bareswill MMC Bobby J. Bradford GMGC Steven L. Hislop HMC Reynaldo M. Ignacio, Jr. SHC Ernesto D. Inocente MSC Jayson F. Khoon MAC Jose C. Morillo, III BMC Vincent J. Reilly MMC Lawrence D. Sabia SKC Romeo A. Salango QMC Kenneth G. Talkington DCC Herbert R. Woerndell PNC James C. Young BMC Daniel R. Zifko FOC'SLE SA Charles Callahan II BM3 John Carlson SR Elmer Codina SR Collin Conahan BM2 Ralph Culbreth SA Luis Escobar SR Jason Fletcher SN Eric Freeman, Sr SR Daniel Gratz BM2 Kalvin Green SN Shawn Greene BM1 David Hull SA Clifton Jones, Jr. SN William Justice, III BM2 Ray Marmolejo SN Shawn Martin SA Barrnie McClure FN Kenneth McKoy BM2 Edgar McWhorter SA Danee Means SR Israel Molina SN Adrian Muro SA Thomas Raugust SR Porfirio Rearos, Jr. BMSN Solomon Reddix SA Darryl Reed SA David Rodriguez SN Victor Rojassolorio SR Christopher Simmons BM1 Jeffrey Straub SN Dennis Straughan, Jr. FN Reginald Taylor BM3 Steven Thompson SA Adalberto Torres SA Cullin Wilson BMSN Sammy Woods, Jr. FANTAIL SN Richard Ard SA Michael Blevins SN Alton Boyd SN Gerald Bueno SR Sylvester Cade SN John Carr BM1 Bobby Collum BM3 Floyd Crockson SN Damon Davis BMSN Myles Davis SN Richard Dennis SN Michael Ellington SA Alexander Fetalino SR Lorenzo Galvan, Ill BM3 Talitiga Iosefa BM2 Kevin Mansell SN Reynaldo Ortega BM2 Cary Payne SN Darrell Pfingsten SA Somnuck Phinsavanh SN Michael Puckett SN Reylen Ramirez BM2 Carl Rhoads BM3 Kelvin Scott SN Jerry Taylor BM1 Glenn Teegarden, Jr. SA Derek Thompson SA Tyran Thornton SA Samuel Vontress, III GUNS CQ BULLETS FC2 Jeffrey Ferrendelli GMG2 Stephen Frazee GMG2 Joey Garcia GMGSN Gregory Gorter FC2 Jerome Jacquin FC1 Gary Jordan GMG3 Marcus Leuck GMG3 Donald Miller FC1 Rodney Morton FC3 Timothy Pape GMG2 Charles Rood GMG3 David Schultz nor, cow fs mngww MM3 Johnny Allen EN1 James Bradshaw EN3 Fermin Chavez, Jr. FN Ronald Conroy ENFA Richards Davila r EN3 John Drexler, Ill MM1 David Green EN2 David Hayes J MM3 Bruce Iverson ENFA Joseph McCollum, II MM2 Vincent Mitchell FA Manuel Ponce . MM3 Russel Scott ENFA James Teel EN3 Warren Tomlinson ENB Victor Torres EN3 C. D. Williams A BOILERS FR Christopher Allen BT2 Vance Anderson BT3 Gregory Bailey BTFA Matthew Brennan BT1 Greg Brown BT2 Ruben Cailing FR Shawn Carr BTFA Martin Davidson. BT3 Robert Deleon, Jr. BTI Frank Dominguez BT2 Marvin Estrella BT3 Gino Farnham BTFN Magdalene Ferraren, BT3 Dennis Fornof BT2 William Fugate O g BTFN Richard Gallardo BT2 Omar Gonzales BTFA Frederick Hancock FA Yuthapong Ingrin g FN David Jackson BT3 Fabian Kelly FN Brent Krenzke BT2 Michael Mahoney BT3 Thierry Mastrud S BT2 Warren McCallum FA Charles Miller g sg BT3 Trent Miller lg FA Jaime Munozmartinz do FR Charles Pettipiece BT3 Somlith Phomvongsai BT1 Steven Pickert g a S BTFN Paul Pollock s S BT1 Marvin Richardson i BT3 Ronald Rose f .1 BTFN Gregory Ross jf? FA Rodney Schneider , he O BT3 Edward Scott Q gi ff BTFN Thomas Snow f g FN Thomas Stark O s FR Robert Staton . l lilr BT3 Christopher Sturm esag FR Paul Sweet R i 5 BT3 Dale Thomas gisia FR Ronald Upole f 5, BT3 James Weaver ' ' FA Kevin Wilson O BT3 Thomas Zehme g s A ELECTRICITY QHERTEJA EM3 Terry Baker g g EM3 Edmund Barbierhellf-e if FA Jeff Cu0m0 252 Reginald Dobbs EM2 Rodel Erece EM1 Mario Fernandez EM2 Prudencio Galdonez EMFN Leonard Jones EM3 Jose Lagunas IC1 Cory LRWSOU EM3 Steven Martin IC2 James O'Brien EMI Ruben Pascasio EM2 Jesus Perez EM3 Timothy Polaski IC3 Henry P0139 ics Joseph Vu MACHINES QU PUMPS MM3 Guillermo Aguilar FR Michael Anderson MMFN Randal Bates MMFN Douglas Berner MMFN Eric Caldwell MM2 Maxwell Day MMFN Ronald Dennis MM1 Wallace Dixon MM1 Byron Fessenbecker MM3 Saul Flores MMFN Jeffrey Gamper MMFN Marcos Gilmore MM2 Jose J acquez MM3 John Keeley FN John Lanhardt MM3 Douglas Leon MM2 Ronald Lewis, Jr. MM2 Psalm Limpiado MMFN Bruce Luedtke MM1 Robert Lundberg MM3 Timothy Lusardi MM3 William Mayers MM1 Curtis McC1endon FR Richard McGee, Jr. FA Michael Miller FA Barnard Nolen MM3 Scott Price MM2 Torin Ray MMFA Tracy Roberson MM3 John Rowland MMFN Reynaldo Salazar MM1 Ramiro Santillan FA James Sargent MM3 Joseph Silone MMFR Jeffrey Sisson MM2 Oshedrick Toomer, Jr. MMFA Roger Truax MM3 Michael Turner MM2 Scott Volland MMFN Martin Volmar MM3 Forrest Willingham MMFR Ahmed Zaman FIX-IT MEN MR2 Herman Barraza DC2 Kenneth Barton HT1 Timothy Chappo DC3 David Kenworthy FN Michael Mancucci DC3 Scott McNal1ey DC3 Keith Miller DC3 Richard Saunders HT2 Wayne Schultz DC2 Brian Smith DC1 Lonnie Tackett HT2 Marc Trottier MRFA Jason Walding MR3 Dale Walker HTFN James White DC3 Brian Wilcox PAPER PUSHERS YNSA Reginald Blue PC3 Charles Busshardt PN3 Richard Casler PN3 Ilann Goddard PCSN Scott Hale PNSA Robert Leininger YN3 Mark Lester YNSA Edward Nettles YN1 Raymond Ochoa YNSN David Stein NC1 Todd Walters DOCTOR, DOCTOR HM3 Michael Andrews HM3 Glenn Bonifacio HM2 Robert Cox HM3 Ricky Howery HM2 Kenneth Lattin SET Cup DRIFT QM2 Steven Jallen QM1 Johnny Jones QM3 Timmy Jones QMSA Jacob Lozano QM1 Joseph Wager LOST COMMS RM3 Harold Cleveland RMSN Steve Farias RM3 Merdic Green RM3 Earl Jackson RMSN Theodore Johnson RM3 Frank Lott RM3 David Padgett, Jr. RM1 Joe Perez RMI Andrew Pollard RMSA Lindsey Robbins, Jr. RMSN Rick Sahlhoff RM3 Alvin Smith RM3 Fred Thompson RM2 Pedro Vargas RM3 Michael Williams ELECT TECHS ET2 David Allen ET3 Paul Leonard ET3 Daniel McGrew ET3 Kevin Morrow ET3 Thomas Myers ET3 David Serna ET2 Tracy Sloan ET2 Leroy Tittle ET3 Richard Vore COLLISION CONTROL OS2 Stephen Baird OSSN Gary Benson OSSN Kelly Bradford OS3 Michael James OS3 Kevin Johnson OS1 Philip King OSSN George Lahaye OSSN Jay Lankford OSSN Boris Montgomery OSSN Hachi Sturdavant OS3 Terry Volkman FLAGS SM2 Scott Barry SM3 Tracy Blair SMSN James Bruce SM3 Julian Richards SMSA Mark Steverding SM3 Jeremy Swanby ENEMY-SEEKERS EW3 William Ellison EWl Michael Ruffino EW2 Cory Vincent EW2 Steven Wilson MESS MS2 Javier Bayer MS3 Anthony Belcher MS3 Bogan Burnett, Jr. MSSA Robert Conley, Jr MS2 Robert Deen MS3 Eleazar Gaytan MS2 Lloyd Hall MS2 Jesus Hermogeno, Jr MS1 Alejandro Lozano MS1 Alexander Moses MSSR Patrick Norwood MS3 Joel Pableo MSl John Quesnel, Jr. MSSN Reginald Randle MSSA Fernando Torres MSSA Matees Williams GEE-DUNK, LAUNDRY SH3 Garrin Hebert SH3 Garren Horning SHSA William Lewis SH1 Emiterio Mallari SHSA Donald Perry SH3 Brian Peters SH3 Kevin Ward SH3 Roderick Young PURCHASING SK1 Howard Estrella SKSA Kevin Jones SKSA Lee Medvec SK2 Arnel Virtusio MONEY DK1 Allen Iott DK3 Moises Reyes DK3 Allen Smith Q X NNN NXQQFX i :S :xx-is N X , f? mf! W BL 3 M , W4 Z X A W, V f ,f ' Si RI ES O BO RD USS MOUN ER Headquarters And Service Company 3rd Battalion 5th ISTLT NAYLOR GYSGT RUCZEWSKI SGT ACOSTA CPL ACOSTA CPL ROEHRICH CPL WILLIAMS LCPL CHAVEZ LCPL KARSH LCPL PHILLIPS PVT GABBARD CAPT GAUGHRAN GYSGT WILLIS SGT BLENZ SGT WOOD CPL COOK CPL MADRIGAL CPL RUDY LCPL BLOODHART LCPL DAUGHERTY LCPL GALANTE LCPL JACOB LCPL LAVEAU LCPL SALAS PFC EVANS HN CLARK CWO2 PACKARD SSGT BOLAND SGT PORTILLO CPL BIBB CPL THOMPSON LCPL BOSQUEZ LCPL HERON LCPL LINSLEY LCPL SCHMIDT PVT WHITE Alpha Company 4th Tank Battalion GYSGT LOY SSGT PERRAYA SGT PFAFF CPL BOTHA CPL CORVINO CPL MCDOWELL CPL TRAN LCPL COCHILO LCPL DEVANEY LCPL HERNANDEZ JR LCPL JAIME LCPL NGUYEN LCPL WATERS PFC ROBLES BANUELOS Marin es LT MEAD HMC TRIPP HM1 DICKENS HM1 NELSON HM1 SHORDON HM3 DOMILOS HM3 HOOD HM3 JACKSON HM3 FISHER HN AGULAR HN BRAMMER GYSGT GILLIS SGT ABREGO JR. SGT HORN SGT SCHREINER CPL CEDILLO CPL HILBURN CPL MCGOWEN III LCPL ABELON LCPL DARWIN LCPL FROEHLICH LCPL HUETT LCPL JANULEWICZ LCPL RUIZ PFC CAIN HM2 CLARK Headquarters Company 5th Marines Tow Platoon SGT WILLIAMS CPL DELPOLI CPL PAIDLE LCPL DAVIS LCPL HOULIHAN LCPL MARSH LCPL RASMUSSEN LCPL WATERS PFC HICKS PFC KUHL PFC WINNING SGT OWENS CPL MARTINEZ LCPL NIX Bravo Company lst GYSGT ALDERMAN SGT CHAMBERS CPL WHITMER LCPL BOWMAN LCPL JOHNSON CPL COOK CPL DUOCETTE CPL BELL LCPL DENNY LCPL ISROW LCPL MONTEAU LCPL ROWLODGE LCPL WONSMOS PFC HOOVER PFC MILLIS Regimental Landing Team 5 CPL GROSSE CPL RODRIGUEZ LCPL SERVISS SGT JACOBS CPL OSTRANDER LCPL ANDERSON LCPL DIETSCH LCPL MCKINNEY LCPL RODRIGUEZ-CATTER LCPL TRUMP CPL COC CPL GILLEY LCPL CROSS LCPL FRYE LCPL MARRICE LCPL PRIEST LCPL SAWYERS PFC DECREVEL PFC KIMSEY PFC WALLACE CPL HUGHES LCPL FRANSICO LCPL TITSWORTH Com bat Engineer Battalion SGT SHIPLEY CPL MEYERS LCPL BURELL LCPL HART LCPL MURRAY LCPL RUSSELL ,J pr r CAPT CHRISTIAN CAPT PATZMAN SSGT FURNISS CPL ALAIMO CPL BUTCHER CPL CHRISTIANSEN CPL ELLWOOD CPL GONZALEZ CPL LUZADER CPL LOCHARD CPL RAWLINGS CPL RUBIO CPL VIZZARD CPL ZEPEDA LCPL BECERRA LCPL BOVE LCPL CASTRO LCPL HAGAN LCPL HEYEN HM3 LAW OPER TIO DESERT SHIELD D DESERT STORM, 90-91 Alpha Company 4th Light Armored Infantry CAPT MAXWELL ISTSGT KUIKEN SSGT WACHTLER CPL ARAGON CPL CHACON CPL CRAIG CPL FOSKETT CPL HARTER CPL LEWIS CPL MORENO CPL RODRIGUEZ CPL SAVAGE CPL VONRICHTER LCPL ALEGRE LCPL BECKER LCPL CARNAKIS LCPL FLEEK LCPL HALL LCPL TALBOT HN ROCK CAPT MELBOURNE GYSGT WEHRHEIM SGT PERRON CPL BARKLEY CPL CHASE CPL DEJESUS CPL GLADNEY CPL KITCHINGS CPL LIU CPL PEREZ CPL RUBERT CPL VALDEZ CPL VREDENBURGH LCPL BANG LCPL BOUCHARD LCPL CASAZZA LCPL GUERRERO LCPL HARPER HM1 BLAKE HN BOHON Weapons Company 3rd Battalion 5th Marines CAPT DORSEY ISTLT RYDER GYSGT JOHNSON SSGT RUTAN SGT RUSSELL SGT TOMLINSON JR. CPL COSTELLO CPL KIRKIKIS CPL RAINEY CPL ROHLOFF LCPL ALAMARIA LCPL BENSON LCPL BOUCHARD LCPL CISNEROS LCPL DAVIS LCPL FUENTES LCPL GAN LCPL HERNANDEZ LCPL HOVIND LCPL KEATON LCPL LEWIS LCPL LOWE LCPL MCCOURT LCPL NODDIN LCPL PETERSON LCPL RANDALL LCPL RINNELL LCPL RYAN LCPL STAMP LCPL THOMAS LCPL WAUGH IV LCPL WINES LCPL WILSON LCPL YAZZIE HM3 EVANS HN GREGORY ISTLT HUDSON ISTSGT MANN GYSGT LEE SGT CARTER SGT SHERIFF CPL ARNOLD CPL DELA TORRE CPL LEWIS CPL ROSE CPL SCHLESNER LCPL AROCHE LCPL BRLETIC LCPL BRUCE LCPL CLIFFORD LCPL DAVIS II LCPL GOULD LCPL GREEN LCPL HICKS LCPL HRITZ LCPL KRATT LCPL LOMELI LCPL MATHEWS LCPL MEDCALF LCPL OLIVARES LCPL PETTY LCPL REDDEN LCPL RITTER JR. 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In a televised speech, July 17, 1990, Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein charged that some rulers of the Persian Gulf states had been "inspired by American to keep oil prices low through over-production. In a ' ' ' dA bE ' t hd articiatedinan letter made public July 18, Iraq charged that Kuwait and the Unite ra mira es a ap . p "imperialist-Zionist plan to depress oil prices." Oil ministers of the OPEC nations, meeting in Geneva July 27, agreed to an increase in the price of oil per barrel. It was less than what Iraq had demanded. Iraq had claimed sovereignty over Kuwait in 1961. Iraq accused Kuwait of having stolen 32.4 million worth of oil from an Iraqi oilfield. ' Talks between Iraq and Kuwait over oil and border disputes broke off August 1. Meanwhile, Iraq had massed 100,000 soldiers on its border with Kuwait. Kuwaitls entire Army contained only 20,000 men, overmatched by Iraq in allcategories of weaponry. Iraqi tanks and infantry invaded Kuwait before dawn, August 2, announcing it was responding to a call from Kuwaiti revolutionaries who had over-thrown the monarchy. Despite resistance from the Kuwaitis, Iraqi forces quickly seized? key roads and buildings, and soon claimed effective control of the country. The Emir of Kuwait escaped from the presidential palace by helicopter. ' President George Bush, August 2, denounced Iraq's action as "naked aggression," and he signed executive orders banning most trade with Iraq and freezing Iraq's and Kuwait's assets in the U.S. An aircraft carrier battle group was dispatched to the Persian Gulf. Voting 14-0, the United Nations Security Council, August 2, condemned the invasion and demanded the withdrawal of Iraqi troops. The Soviet Union, Iraq's biggest arms supplier, August 2, suspended sales of military equipment to Baghdad. By August 3, Iraqi forces were massing along the Saudi Arabian border. , In a 13-0 vote, the U.N. Security Council, August 6, asked all 159 U.N. members to end all trade, financial and commercial dealings, and transportation links with Iraq and Kuwait. U.S. Defense Secretary Richard Cheney met with King Gahd of Saudi Arabia August 6. The king gaV9 permission for the U.S. to deploy a military defense force on Saudi soil. President Bush ordered such a deployment, and the first U.S. forces left for Saudi Arabia with the USS Independence LCV 625 battle g1'0l1P on station August 7 in the Gulf of Oman. The elements of the U.S. deployment, in an operation named Desert Shield, included F-15 fighters, 2,300 paratroopers, B-52 bombers, F-111 fighter bombers and AWACS radar planes. On the seas, 2 more carrier battle groups were bound for the gulf, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower cCvN 691 and USS John F. Kenney CCV 675. President Bush, addressing the American people August 8, said he sought the withdrawal of Iraq from Kuwait, restoration of the Kuwaiti government, stability in the Persian Gulf region and protection of Americans living in the region. A On August 8, Iraq declared that it had annexed Kuwait. The U.N. Security Council declared that action "null and void." On August 9, Iraq sealed its borders and said that only foreign diplomats would be allowed to leave. Concern rose over the status of thousands of foreigners in Iraq and Kuwait. An emergency meeting of the Arab League was held and Egypt declared their willingness to provide troops for a joint Arab force to oppose Iraq and allow Western forces to withdraw. The league, August 10, voted to send troops to Saudi Arabia. In a 12-3 vote, only Iraq, Libya and the PLO opposed the unprecedented decision. Saddam Hussein called on "Moslem masses" to launch a "holy warn against foreign troops and "corrupt" Arab rulers. Hussein, August 12, offered to link an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait to an Isreali withdrawal from occupied territories and other conditions. Also reported August 12, President Bush ordered the Navy fleet in the Mideast to be prepared to use force to prevent any ships from breaking the economic embargo of Iraq. In an apparent effort to mend its relation to another border, Iraq, August 15, offered to meet demands made by Iran during the Persian Gulf war of the 1980's. He offered to withdraw Iraqi troops from Iranian territory and began an exchange of prisoners. Iraq ordered all foreign embassies in Kuwait to be shut down, and on August 16, it ordered 6,500 American and Britons in Kuwait to assemble in 2 hotels. The U.N. Security Council, August 25, authorized the naval armada in the Persian Gulf to use force if necessary to prevent violation of U.N. economic sanctions imposed on Iraq. The support of the Soviet Union had proved crucial in the adoption of the unprecedented resolution. Hussein, August 28, ordered the release, as a humanitarian gesture, of all foreign women and children who were being detained. In resolutions adopted September 1, 12 members of the Arab League called on Iraq to leave Kuwait, pay reparations, and free all foreign nationals. Beginning September 1, Iraq began freeing hundreds of foreigners from a number of countries, but many more were still held as hostages. Hussein warned, September 23, that Iraq might attack oilfields in Saudi Arabia, other Arab countries, and Israel if economic sanctions "strangled" Iraq. President Bush, addressing the U.N. General Assembly, October 1, said he hoped for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. On the same day, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution endorsing the Presidentis actions in the gulf, 380-29. The Senate did the same, October 2, 96-3. Hussein, Visiting Kuwait, October 3, said there would be "no compromisei' and vowed not to give up "one inch" of what was now called Province 19. While tensions rise in the Mid-East, Mount Ver- non quietly cruises the waters of the Northwestern Pacific. Her only port call - Mount Vernon's favor- ite summer resort - ALASKA. me I L, . '1,'r",f . D qv ' She was last in Alaska the summer of 1989 provld- -,X .' .Tlx My'-.Nz ing support during the Alaskan Oil Spill Clean-up ' 'I ff' 'UMA K, Operations in the Prince William Sound near An- chorage. Leaving Long Beach mid-July, Mount Vernon sailed North and West to chase the Big Bear, in a playful game of hide 'n seek. y. -dlnliilv .MMM I h x '?Y?'?A'i'it1'fl Aug- 22 Iuwq invades Kuwait Eight Us Q Navy Mlddle East Fo h" ' Aug 16 Me . . in the Persian Gulf lchtiietfndldisalslildllclseellg t operation begins presence since 19493. ' as or from Iraq an 7: USS Independence FCV 625 carrier 0? OYZEIIITUP arrlves on station in the Gulf A118-u 14: Advanced elements of the 1st Marge Expeditionary Force QMEFJ and the . arme Exped t arrive in Saudi Ariillglgary Brigade fMEBl IFQM .,,.',. I 1 I - L 'inf' . 6 ff! N 4 1 Wy 'wf Mount Vernon visited Naval Air Station, Adak Alaska. She found it cold, clean, fresh, with little to offer except fishing, hiking, hunting a McDonalds, bowling alley, gym, exchange and EM club, where her sailors could take the nip U.N. Security council votes to USS military force to uphold the Iraq. Group Alpha USS Ogden QLSD 431, USS Durham arrive Shreveport CLPD 121, USS Trenton KLPD 141, USS Gunston Hall CLSD 441, USS Portland CLSD 371 and USS Spartanburg County KLST 11921, with Marines of the 4th MEB embarked, arrive in the Gulf of Oman. Sept. 13: ARG Bravo units USS Dubuque CLPD 81, USS Schenectady CLST 11851 and USS San Bernadino CLST 11891 with the Ist Battalion, 2nd Marines embarked, arrive in Saudia Arabia. Sept. 14: USS John F, Kenne'dy CCV 671 off. They did to the tune of "Tundrahogs Rock 'n Roll." Despite all the fun, Mount Vernon s trip was cut short for, well, turn the page carrier battle group transits the Suez Canal into the Red Sea. Amphibious ships USS Nassau CLHA 41, USS Pensacola CLSD 381 and USS Saginaw CLST 11881, with additional components of the 4th MEB embarked, arrive in the Gulf of Oman. Sept. 20: SecDef announces that, effective Sept. 17, personnel on duty in the Middle East are authorized Imminent Danger Pay. 1 DESTINATIO : THE December 1 S t ff G I l 0700 Station the Sp8Cl8l Sea and Anchor 2 ,f , f 0759 Underway enroute Camp Pendleton f f Y ggi? 1045 General Quarters Drill f X N S g 1115 1A for LCAC Ops S to 15913 1? 1200 Anchored Camp Pendleton X X 1841 Underway enroute Pearl Harbor December 7 ff Q 1017 Flight Quarters S Oct. 1: USS lndependencefCV62D transits the Strait of Hormuz enroute to the Persian Gulf. The first time a carrier has been deep inside tl6S4Gulf since USS ConstellationfCV64J in Oct. 15: USS Elmer MontgomeryfFFl082l completes the 2,500th intercept by the multinational maritime intercept force since the operation began Aug. 12. Oct. 30: A major steam leak in the engine ! 1400 Lifeguard Stat1on for Unrep 1445 Station the Unrep Detail 1537 Alongside USS Kawishiwl X 1611 Hose busted Station 553 December 8 Saturday 1100 Station the Sea and Anchor Detail 1257 Moored Pearl Harbor, HI Berth B17 December 10 Mon ay 0720 Station the Spec1al Sea and Anchor Detail 1 0819 Underway enroute Subic Bay, RP i December 12 Wednesday 0500 Assumed duties as Guide 0731 General Quarters Drill 0855 Set MOPP Level I 1401 Flight Quarters -at December 18 Tuesday D-member 17 Monday MERRY CHRISTMAS 70730 General Quarters Drill for Gun Shoot 1000 Flight Quarters 1345 Flight Quarters 0703 Unrep Detail for Unrep WXUSS Tarawa 1544 Flight Quarters December 19 Wednesday 0001 Typhoon evasion, enroute Subic Bay, RP 0800 General Quarters Drill 0902 Flight Quarters 0928 Abandon Ship Drill 1130 Plane Guard Detail 1216 Flight Quarters 1915 Stbd Lookout sights Yellow Flare 1930 Helo confirmed in water by USS Tripoli f December 20 Thursday 0739 Set MOPP Level IV 0830 Set MOPP Level III 0830 General Quarters Drill 1015 Set MOPP Level II 1639 Plane Guard Detail iv l December 25 Tuesday 2205 Nav Detail to transit San Bernadino Strait 2300 Station the Sea and Anchor Detail WY "1-nl Dec 20 U S troop strength update 280 000 in 601 capsizes and sinks off Haifa, Israel, killing the Middle East region Reserves recalled 21 S8ll0l'S- E1 h 127 293 C7314 Navy 17 375 Marinesj Dec. 23: A truck on a liberty excursion in Abu Maritime intercept update 5509 challengesg 679 Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Carrying CNW boardingsg 27 diversions. members of Midway overturns, killing two 1 Dec. 21: An Israeli chartered liberty ferry sailors and injuring tive others. ' - shuttling crew members of USS SaratogafCV wt.. f 83 fi SUBIC EW YEAR ref as 1 Fx lm 1 5 XX s X , ,QW A W 7 f W use 1 N Q 1 , X sw- N N 54 5 Y 1 X f S ' .X 8 Jan. 1: USS MissouriCBB 631 arrives in the Gulf of Oman. Jan. 2: U.S, troop strength update: More than 325,000 in regiong 35,000 Navy, 55,000 Marines. Maritime intercept update: 6221 challengesg 749 boardingsg 32 diversions. Jan. 8: U.S. troop strength update: more than 360,000 in region. 'To date, 147,300 reserves recalled 19939 Navy, 18,155 Marines1. 84 December 27 0445 General Quarters Drill 1 0516 1A for LCAC Ops 0905 1A for LCAC Ops 1045 Anchored Subic Bay p , 1635 Station the Sea and Anchor Detail 1 A 1713 Underway for Naval Station Subic ' 1812 Moored outboard USS Juneau Kr January 1 0001 lnport Subic Bay, RP A January 2 Wednesday 1100 Station the Sea and Anchor Detail 1154 Underway enroute Persian Gulf 1 1 January 6 Sunday 0700 Set Nav Detail to transit Singapore Strait 1200 Commence transit of Malacca Straits 1 2246 Completed transit of Malacca Straits January 8 Tuesday 0702 Unrep Detail 0949 Alongside USNS Ponchatoula 1437 Flight Quarters January 11 Fflday 1605 Set Condition III 1 e itil U.S. Navy ship strength update: 63 total: 18M Persian Gulf, 21-North Arabian SeafGulf of Oman, 12-Red Sea, 12-Eastern Mediterranean. Jan, 12: Congress approves joint resolutions au- thorizing the use of force against lrag. USS Ranger KCV 611 carrier battle group arrives on station in the North Arabian Sea. Amphibious Group 3, comprised of USS 'Farawa CLHA 11, USS Tripoli CLPH 101, USS New Or- leans CLPH 11.1, 'USS Denver fil1l'l191, USS Ju' neau ILPD 101, USS Mount, Vernon QLSD 391: 361, USS Germantowil u.KA 1151, USS Peoria hour County KLST fl.S'l' 11841, arrives on ii bran Sen. 'Fhev have Mr a embarked The-v Join frheidmph N K X . siitylxfx k group already 00 Station to C, amplnlnou-. task force since U59 K January 16 Wednesday 0001 Underway vicinity Arabian Sea 1230 Flight Quarters 1715 Unrep Detail 1906 Alongside USNS W. S. Diehl N 1 January 17 Thursday 0001 Underway vicinity Arabian Sea 0020 Air Warning Yellow 0409 Set Defcon 1, Warning Red ,Weapons Tight l 0410 General Quarters lNo Drilll 0615 Station Sea and Anchor Detail 0740 Anchored North of Misirah Island, Oman January 19 Saturday 0300 Sea and Anchor Detail 0351 Underway 0500 General Quarters Drill 0514 Set Condition 1A 0555 Set Modified Condition Zebra 1045 Anchor Detail 1125 Anchored Misirah Anchorage area January 20 1430 Sea and Anchor Detail 1515 Underway for Local Ops :wi 5 1 I. Jail- 16: U.S. troop strength update: 425,000 in feglfmi 60,000 Navy, 75,000 Marines. U.S..Navy ship strength update: 108 totalg 34- Persian Gulf, 35-North Arabian Sea!Gulf of 0310113 26-Red Sea, 13-Eastern Mediterranean. Maritime intercept update: 6960 challenges, 832 bvardmgsg as diversions. To date, 19 countries have deployed ground forces and 14 nations are participating in naval efforts. Seventeen anti-ship mines discovered in .Xt Sunday ,N Qdelnl a f. Persian Gulf since Dec. 21, 1990. AT 7 p.m. CESTJ, the White House announces that "the liberation of Kuwait has begun." The offensive action against Iraq, Operation Desert Storm, begins under provisions of 12 U.N. Secu- rity Council resolutions and resolutions of both houses of the U.S. Congress. Following President Bush's address to the na- tion, SecDef and Army Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announce 4 . that hundreds of U.S. and coalition air strikes on missile and a-nti-aircraft targets in Iraq and Kuwait are to "destroy Saddam Hussein's offen- sive military capabilitiesf' SecDef reports that "initial attacks appear to have gone very, very well." Jan.17: USS San Jacinto CCG 563 fires the first Tomahawk cruise missile from the Red Sea be- tween 1 and 2 a.m. Gulf time. USS Bunker Hill fires the first Tomahawk from the Persian Gulf. v 5 SEA SGLDIER 1 f , ,CJK ff,!70Wf7fWy,'ga Z, . ,fy ,M ,,mQf,mffW,ymyz, 7 ff" Ei , f , Af.f,q2 n lu I W ' " ff Wwwww, 'mm' , , ' ,: f f N92 WMWMZQ MMI 0001 Local Oparea, Coast of Oman 0755 Flight Quarters 1015 Flight Quarters 1245 General Quarters Drill 1800 Set Condition 1A y 1443 Commence Struck Mine Drill 1540 Flight Quarters 1625 Anchor Detail V u f j,,'1Q.ff'f,"y!Wyf - ,f,,, ,rrr X X., . , f M.f,ff,!,,M.f',.,,,, , January 23 0001 Anchored, Vic Ghubbat F 0935 Flight Quarters 1 1727 Underway Local Oparea fA.t1o1,i25tii'if'QQ . January 24 0615 General Quarters Drill F 7050701 if 0630 Condition 1A 1005 Flight Quarters 5 ' 5 1054 Sea and Anchor Detail riyy 0 iff, i - 1202 Anchored, Vic Ghubbat Sawqiram, 0111311 1617 Sea and Anchor Detail Q V , 1 1722 Underway Local Oparea , . January 25 c 0915 Unrep Detail it F F 1117 Alongside USNS Ponchatoula A 1227 Flight Quarters r 1 X 'KF Jan, 17: The Navy launches 228 combat sorties on the first day of Desert Storm from six aircraft carriers in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Jan. 18: The first Iraqi Scud missile lands in Israel, injuring 10 to 12 civilians. Jan. 19: USS Louisville YSSN 7241 fires the first submarine-launched Tomahawk in combat his- tory while submerged in the Red Sea. To date, 10 Iraqi aircraft tsix MiG-29s, three Mirage F-ls, one MiG-233 have been destroyed in air-to-air engagements with coalition aircraft. Jan. 20: The U.S. has lost eight aircraft and lists 11 personnel missing. Jan. 21: More than 8000 sorties have been flown by coalition airr-raft., focusing on neutralizing Scud launch :aims and Iraqi troop concentrum tions. Jan. 22: More than 10,000 sorties have been flown, with no l,l.S. aircraft lost in air-to-air origg:ifgmnerut.s to date. Oil storage tank fires started by lraqis in US, troop strength 545,000J. ..e Jan. 24: More than 220 launched at Iraqi targets' A F05 siie U.S. ships continue multipll? l I K . 4 . as ,e.- i 1 ing locating and destwylng - - f - rf-isX .- the Northern Persian Gulf.. .15 ' sreer isis 26 Saturday it G neral Quarters Drill Sgt Condition 1A 1822 1A Anchor Detail 1927 Anchored Vic Ghubbat Sawqiram, Oman 8 January 27 0630 General Quarters Drill 0643 Set Condition 1A 0744 Underway Local Oparea 0805 Flight Quarters OMA Sunday 1318 Anchcred Vic Ghubbat Sawqiram, Oman tyiffgii January 28 1856 Sea and Anchor Detail 1931 Underway Local Oparea January 29 VICI ITY N 6 its Monday cr Tuesday g W 'WW sow lbw lil Q '59 We W N f VW 9,1 -swan ,ff :M -W my my f fwfr 4 -mga' 1' ffswsf . ss f ff Q., - W , , A ,mfs wiv, 1 nf 4 . 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The US. has gust 10 aircraft to ground fire and the coalition as lost seven. g:lPdUInps several million barrels of oil into tank CIFIBIIK Gulf from the Sea Island crude oil Desciibggdlng terminal off the coastof Kuwait. terror? ,PY DOD.as. an act 'of environmental wid Smm the Spill is 20 miles long, 3 miles 9 and 3ifeet deep, threatening Saudi Arabia. 51 Iraq has lost 43 aircraft- 19 in air-to-air Jan. 26: Coalition aircraft pass 20,000 sorties now focusing on battlefield preparations, with significant destruction of Iraqi biological! chemical production capabilites. 120 million gallons of oil have spilled into the Gulf from the Sea Island terminal. Now 31 miles long and eight miles wide. Thirty-nine Iraqi aircraft have landed in Iran. Iran announces that any warplanes landing within its borders will be held until hostilities I1 have ended. Fifty-one Scuds aimed at Saudi Arabia and Isra- el have been launched to date. Jan. 29: More than 700,000 coalition air, naval and ground personnel are present in the theater of operation, and more than 110 ships are par- ticipating. U.S. troops number more than 490,000. The majority of the damage is already done . . . at i TO THE GULF 'ec -2-ri Q x , xx - Nkswsxxi -S, ' in if ,W , "5,?f,fj9,?5w3, W V, ' ff f f f Nuff ,fff W ff' 0700 Set Anchor Detail 0800 Underway Local Oparea y f f, 1224 Unrep Detail 1338 Alongside W.H. Diehl X X 1526 Flight Quarters X f f,!'4fffQW7C,ff4 W' , I ' fwmfyciww yy fyjfzyfjffifjyfjwwwf,,V f, ,, ,fffrfffffwf47fV7Wf!!,fW,f, vm, , I February 4 1 fhel 'ff 342 0849 Anchored Vic Port of 1500 Anchor Detail 0 1627 Underway Enroute 1830 Commence Transit February 5 0814 Anchor Detail A 0916 Anchored South Arabianf AreafSAGJ Q i 0 eloruary 8 Anchor Detail ,zlfi5,if,f ig . 0500 Underway Local Opareag SAGfifQfQ 0602 Unrep Detail 2 1:'fff'i 0750 Alongside USNS Ponchatoulal,Qf ,Q 1454 General Quarters Drill T yy February 9 1111 Anchor Detail 2 t 1233 Anchored United ArabAEmirateiiEXQQ15QiS8gQtAigaf3 ff, M, f M95 I X 0 IWZZQ X x ff 5' 1 '92 -ta., X 1 X dia ' 2 M " ig sg: S i x - 5 8 16' I i X- .- February 14 Thursday 1015 Station Sea and Anchor Detail 1111 Underway Local Oparea SAG February 15 0730 Unrep Detail 0907 Alongside USNS Ponchatoula 1421 Anchor Detail 1421 Flight Quarters 1513 Anchored SAG Anchorage Area 1520 Flight Quarters February 17 0600 Anchor Detail 0700 Underway Local SAG Oparea 0805 General Quarters Drill Friday Sunday February 20 Wednesday 0737 Unrep Detail 0856 Alongside USNS Ponchatoula 1300 Anchor Detail 1357 Anchored SAG Anchorage Area February 23 Saturday 0721 Set MOPP Level II 0755 Underway Enroute Al Mishab, Saudi Arabia 0816 General Quarters For Gunnery Shoot 1330 Flight Quarters 1535 Flight Quarters l if TU AL MISHAB .'m"-G KWH GOI ASHCRE! ffxtfa was M' DS L' Fi ' x 'vga F-:X 0' nf A Q A 1 , fs . ' wk- f Q ,I Z fi f",,f,w , , ,, ff f wfiw f f ' vf,ff,f'f',yf February 2-4 y W 1324 General Quarters, Mine Wi 1333 Anchor Detail 3 y!f, f!fffi51?f 511 it 1417 Ancbored Vic Al 1604 Began Transporting Q 139 1 l r11r fi 1ern 35: 1 HB , V V, ,ff,!,,f,MWf,,,5,y,Vg,4,,,VN,,, Q,,ff,Of,5,f,n,fjW 14 ffQ,Zf,4g, . , , "ff, fffff if ffymf M f February 25 M 0600 Condition 1A F 0743 Possible Mine Sighted, 0906 0831 Possible Mine ID as Buoy A bb ! 099 February 26 lf 1934 Class "C" Fire on LC06 0 5ffr1fj,i lf5 ffll 1 13s 1938 Class "C" Fire Out 1 ' i llaa l al 5 0 fo f f February 27 Wednesday 1358 Underway Enroute North Arabian lCrulffNAGl February 28 Thursday 1015 Unrep Detail l A 1 X 0 1105 Alongside USS Sacramento 0 A 1 March 1 Friday 0658 Sea and Anchor Detail l do A F 1027 Anchored Vic Al Mishab, Saudi Arabia A in 1757 Secured Anchor Lights 1 A 1 1 1 D X X S S l 0700 0735 Ponchatoula as Guide W 0 Tuesday PHIBGRU 3 ARRI ING Thursday 3 Arrived Saturday Bearing 242f5NM Area ea Sunday Monday Tuesday W ' X K X g Q 'Q- ,,, ew af aa u gf L aww if F f ff ff 'Ji 'f Hifi" A- at f ff .nf 1 f my f ,Q ,, QW if 4, '75 , W! if 4' ' v vf Q sk ff , M. 2 i any x f ,A X Fl K N Xigx X aa' ag ,uf Q as-: fi magma' x a x ug, A y X 5,35 ' aiu 1 u , M. 1 xA,gQ5Si.f.-Q WK" Wu ,, ,LZQ 4 1 ff fn ' 1 ,gf If W PGRTS O' C LL 1 , ' P f' 'f 1 '-1115744 YMQ4, fff ff W f March 15 1700 A00110f Defall 7 7 1901 Underway, Enroute Abu March 16 11 0630 Station Sea and Anehorf 11 Q1 1110 Momd Berth 7, , ,, , I "',, ,,,, ,X ',,,G March 19: 7 1 7 0900 Sea and 10953 Underway, Enroute ,J 1859 A1'10h0fed, SAG 0 March 720 0651 Anchor Detail 1111 f 0824 Unfderway, SAG ly March 27 1 ' 7 70700 Station Sea and. 1017 Moored Mina SalmanyoaweytoriaeyeIflaijboigfBahrain 1 . 1 0 7 APH1 6 7 moo Sea and Anchor Detailo 0 0824 Underway, Enroute 7 .' oooo Ef o11o APH1 7 1 1017 Anchored, SAG Aprll 11 9 0718 Underway for 0UnrepU fy 1 1409 Station the Unrep Detailf 00o of 00o 0 o X ff 0 7 1 1455 Alongside USNS And reW5fJ. 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X X- k X 1 Lypxiog QQ W 4 , X ,VjPfff?fZjQf4Wfmwzyff 1 , Q 04 ,MHZ 1 15 Monday Station the Anchor Detail Underway for Local Oparea 1300 General Quarters Drill 2334 Set the Anchor Detail April 16 Tuesday 0008 Anchored, SAG Anchorage Area April 23 0530 Anchor Detail 0545 Set Low Visibility Detail 0815 Underway Local Oparea 1309 Set Unrep Detail 1344 Alongside USNS Passumpsic 2128 Anchor Detail Tuesday April 26 0730 1A for LCAC Ops , 1221 Class Charlie Fire in the Welldeck 1222 Fire Out 1400 1A for LCAC Ops 1709 Flight Quarters 2126 Fire Onboard LC06 2128 Class A 8a C Fire out on LCO6 Friday April 27 Saturday 0600 Set Anchor Detail 0703 Underway, Enroute Dubai, U.A.E 1215 Moored Mina Rashid Pier, Berth 4, Dubai, U.A.E. May 5 Sunday 1000 Sea and Anchor Detail 1112 Underway, SAG 1303 Anchor Detail 1346 Anchored, SAG Anchorage Area May 7 Tuesday FINALLY LEAVING ! 1,11 0331 Anchor Detail 0405 Underway for Long Beach, CA THE W Mount Vernon remained in the Gulf until May 7, an experience her crew will not soon forget. "I'll always know that I can still respond after long, long hours and get the job done," says QMHSWJ Johnny Jones, Mount Vernon's skipper agrees. Commander David E. Myers very proudly says of his crew, both Navy and Marine, that "we accomplished our mission with skill, courage and determination." "I was most scared right at the beginning when things were escalating . . . that's when I was most nervous." QM1 Jones from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, reflects on Operation Desert ShieldfStorm. I ix ,fa , ,. 'f'7c,,, f - M' .if f' 'gg 7 fi- f I f ---' QM1 QSWJ Johnny Jones On board the USS Mount Vernon CLSD-391, this is his second Persian Gulf deployment. During the fall and winter months of 1987-88, Mount Vernon served as host ship for minesweepers. "We'd anchor and 2 or 3 sweeps would come alongside and we'd provide service like pay, barber shop, ship's store, gas. It wasn't as stressful as this time," says Jones. This time Mount Vernon was part of one of the largest amphibious task forces in history. And this time, Mount Vernon was exposed to the very threat she supported alleviating 3 years before . . . mines. "I saw one pass about 500 yds on the port side," forecastle mine watch 94 SHSN William Lewis of Ripley, Ohio, UN ER K ANDLI R I THE GULF SHSN William Lewis says, "a rush of adrenalin went through me." He Says "I wasn't really scared . . . I was kinda relieved that we finally saw one." Though two U.S. ships, USS Tripoli and USS Princeton, struck mines, Mount Vernon did not. "Ut wash good that we didn't and anybody got hurt. Now there's always that war story you can tell about it," says Lewis. Another Mount Vernon sailor also has his own war story to tell his kids on "how bravely their daddy fought in the Persian Gulf war." On January 10, 1991, OS2 Eric Hecht got a phone call at his Phoenix, Arizona home. "At that moment in time my body seemed to become numb with no feeling at all . . ." he says. i X "i'sie ii'ii'. X 0 r'r' OS2 Eric Hecht OS2 Hecht was one of four Mount Vernon reservists who were recalled to active duty for Operation Desert Shield!Storm. "Throughout the entire ordeal from the day Iraq invaded Kuwait, I never thought that I would be part of it," he says. Mount Vernon's crew had also wondered if they were going to be a part of it. At the time Iraq invaded Kuwait, Mount Vernon was singularly deployed in the Northwestern Pacific. "That's when the rumors started going around, and I guess after we got back it was pretty obvious that we were preparing for a deployment." Lt. Todd Papesh of New London, Watching for mines Wisconsin, reflects. Mount Vernon returned to her home-port in Long Beach ahead of schedule on September 17. A week , later she began a shipyard availability to make some needed repairs. St1ll,a Persian Gulf deployment was DOP , written in stone. "Officially, it didnt come out in black and white until about a week before," says Lt- Papesh. On December 1, 1990, Mount Vernon shifted colors to head West- After a short stop in Pearl Harbor' Hawaii, Mount Vernon spent I bic Christmas at sea, on her WHY 130 Bay, Philippines. she arrived 111311 ,,,s , Bay in time to bring in the neil' Then in the Arabian Sea, ill ,W January, Mount Vernon and 12? 'e N C , :S . W. gg ily Lt. Todd Papesh lt. amphibious ships of Amphibious Task Group Three joined Amphibious Task Group Two to form one of the largest amphibious forces in history. Lt. Papesh calls those weeks intense. "Looking back on it now, it went by so fast, it's all one big blur." From the day Mount Vernon departed Long Beach, the crew and her 300 Marine complement was busy. They spent long hours at A General Quarters, flight quarters, gun shoots, mine avoidance, chemical, 1 biological and radiological attack 101 Lt. 1 training, DIVTACS, pub-exs and other drills, making ready for any r possible contingency. No one knew eixactly what they'd be called upon to o. After completing Sea Soldier IV, the multi-ship amphibious landing attack rehearsal on the beaches of - Oman, near Masirah, the amphibious forces were ready . . . for anything. Commander D. E. Myers, i vw:-., 'J-. 'I-. .-Q .,, La lnl 1 1 1. X Cmdr. D. E. Myers ,M n ,V , if :iff Commanding Officer of the Mount Vernon, says "we were a strong, viable threat the Iraqis needed to be concerned about." He says, 'Wwe werel a well-integrated, lean, mean fighting organization." Her threats were mines, Iraqi helos, and patrol boats carrying missiles or chemical weapons, as Mount Vernon slowly advanced from the Southern Arabian Gulf to the Central Arabian Lt. R. C. Soper Gulf to the Northern Arabian Gulf. Just south of the Kuwaiti border, she stormed her Marines on February 24, 1991. Mount Vernon landed Battalion Land Team 315 at Al Mishad by landing air cushion craft QLCACJ. It was the first employment of LCACs Qs S x , S ig F A N f , .... ' V . X Q .N . . . if , . . s if :Wg . fx , 2 . '1 in a wartime environment. These high-speed vehicles "provided for the means of a rapid build-up of combat power ashore . . . and was invaluable and proved it's worth," says Lt. R: C. Soper. He is the Assault Craft Unit Cfficer in Charge onboard Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon was one of .fi S x I . .. 5 K . . iff , .X Capt. Joshua Dorsey only a few ships with the capability of carrying LCACs for this mission. Mount Vernon's Marine complement, BLT 3f5, served as the Marine Expeditionary Force reserve element in support of Operation Desert Storm. "It was different from what we perceived would happen and what did happen," says Captain Joshua Dorsey, in charge of Weapons Company BLT 3f5. "We went up about 120 miles in about 20 hours trying to catch up to the war, so to speak, because the Marine advancement into Kuwait was going a lot faster than everybody expected," he says. On February 27, the BLT assumed the mission of route security along the main supply route from the Kuwait border to Al Jabar to the edge of the Al Wafrah forest. "There we reached a substantial, live minefield," says Capt. Dorsey. Upon clearing the Northern half of Al Wafrah forest, BLT 3f5 was ordered back to Al Mishab to backload. Her Marines back on board, Mount Vernon was ordered back to the SAG. There she waited, remaining prepared for what next she will be called upon to handle . . . - by Ltjg. M. R. 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Good night and may God bless the United States of America." -President G. Bush February 28, 1991 NIGER AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND + 1 I -Y- 4 I Honourms cneecs SPAIN NORWAY ,mu wmv NETHERLANDS W ARGENTINA SOVIET UNION xx 'Il SOUTH KOREA SENEGAL SAUDI ARABIA DATAFI POLAND PAKISTAN PORTUGAL PHILIPPINES ' umm xxx ,Il v X K. I X- - - .. .HPS sl. P .g 4, - A ,..' gr -. 1 -131:-V . V' ii EL x W'-' x . ,, V ,xv - H' 1 f ,S fg- Q "im . .3 .R i Nix X - Q" K . Aix.: . K, 'x , X Q ' . x Q -X t Q - ,, 1 ' Ag ,ni V I .' ' if-S x - V xx . if x A:-gi sw . Lv ,ww , iff' ' A ' A ' x 'X ..,x - ' 4 .Lf J" ,fifgs n.:fxf:, YMNagsfrfs:1iE2w12iiR2533 .:me-'Sw'4:?Q2w:Qf:-:'fQ.-MLA:-i4sQfff7.w:is3.5i3:f3!yg2.a:g,:1..-:za-zffgg'-1J':"f J 11 .- xh f hflxfd.. M-'V H ffTOkT-.iiviv 'smKV--'xfbrw.u-2fS'r-4'-wptgwagf' fr'Eiiwizfzbwv-firfifxwzflv x-9gT2'3:.'.-lugignzt':54Q1f,ffK1-21Sifwgpvmfiwzff' ,law Mwlfff-f'f'f . . 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Y S F ,AW-,.,. .if - Y -,..,. N, ..., rf., ...,,,.,..s - 2 ' ,,-., ,,.---A--'7tf'T5""r A is ., . in f, E 2 L J....p "-"" , .ss , , , .. Top lefty Kuwaities show their pride for the U.S. Marines. Middle leftg Marines hear of war's end. Bottom leftg Iraqi "gm rightg Burning oilwells make a second and third sunset. Bottom rightg These colors will never run. esta." Top KU IT IS FREE!!! . F Jfifivm if 5 1 ,pf A, ! , E , ,,,5,,f' ,Aff "4 V T ' 'ffm-W f vi" 1 ,s'g,xp,,g' ,- .4,,ff'f 2, arines and Kuwnil,icH have :n jubilant, ccslebmtirm upon the I.ilu-rulvicm ul wwir lnmxwlmui und the fflfIllf1,l0l'l of HH: rrmizafemrl. MARCH SRD AND 4TH, 1991 5th MEB Mop Up Resistance. . -nf' Tw 2:55 'ft .fz:,. .. -r, - .rf '. - i , : ,,-1 , V, Q :":.. - -7' gf - . nf - '- L-, fx- . Q -':', . , ,-V., . , -,,.. . , ,I - -f-- urn.. 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' W X-ON I . 3' .f'QfQ:' xi, e ' o N K 'KL its 3: at 'tl-f- l .. H I ' V i t':-ffl: .-fer ' A Q -a+ xjlfh' lf 4 ,I - fx ,- A . Dlx l 'f' I . i .33 L! I ! Q . 'I x ,i D' jQ- .., Corporal Brett Doggett was wound X ed in action against a hostile enemy force on 03 March 1991, in the Al Wafra forest, Kuwait. - -Art, LCPL J. Abelon 'az if 'ffl E4 Ai.. RCH TH, 199 1 War Ends XCPL. Brett Doggett, WIA 1 . . r I da 'Af-qintwff 5 . .ff - ,'K. 'wkri' 2 3. 4 Q41-Q v A .VM .e ai, X 1 f- 3 I Er l l l E W - i -. . , M.-. .o., - ,., .,,...,,.,. ......,,.,a,.y,,, I A t t,. W.: X S "' "M" X" ' AY R rn. ',A M- 3' ' M f Top leftg Saddam Hussein's Soviet-built T-55 tank stands alone and destroyed . . . a solemn reminder that the worlds 4th largest army was decisively defeated by the world's finest! Top rightg Saudi Arabian soldiers show their support for the combat hardened U.S. Marines. Bottom rightg Corporal Doggett seen standing with rifle at port arms, next to his Commanding Officer, Capt. Patzman icenterl, and Corporal Deflesus frightl. ,, e ,ht .., 3' 1 at x X , 1 'V 51.5 5,2 M ' VY, v'-w --'fm' t ..., 5 - , . I 'xg -M - ,ff 1.. r -wo-.,. W K 5 0 um, N. wJa A 4 'Prim wiv 1 I r ' " 1,41 'f7'?ip,f 1-,gc . 7: f T 3fi'-52155 5ige?L:"2f1fJ1' ' f' ' :W I .... in ...-..' 15 109 wad'-'W-,,,,,., DE SERT SPLIT 2 If H .'. s, M4 1 if 2 eg-L! Af if ' A - - K , .. . ...., 5 ' f lid.. .-if J ll 112 gill fa. 5' n... ff' 4-,, Group photo: Seated left to rightg DC3 R. Saunders, HTFN J. White, MM3 R. Scott, SH3 B. Peters, DC3 R. Kenworthyg Standing, left to right DC1 L. Tackett, BM3 M. Davis HT1 T. Chappo SA D. Reed, SA T. Thornton, FC2 J. Jacquin EN3 V. Torres, SN E. Freeman, DG3 S. McNalley, SN R. Ard, BMSN S. Reddix, LTJG J. Gonzales, DC2 B. Smith, SN G. Buenog On steps, left to right, HM3 G. Bonifacio, YNSN D. Stein, SA M. Blevins ' i ::1g'n'.ur ' Z?Egtvr'S.RM f f ,QR '4 -" Wk, ,. .1 T H.-if 'il T X X- In R .4 I ly FLIGHT QUARTERS FLIGHT QUARTERS Congratulations! The Mount Vernon Flight Deck Crew achieved a record 300 landings in one tour. Q.. l as .fa ' i S 1' N' 4 sg, K .Q T YL., fe-nf for -A 'ilu- ? Pl STEEL BEACHES 114 ,,..4v-f- Q I ...Q .ISV " v: Am' -V 4, ,W 4 ,,., Q...-ff Z V. PM-7fV W- req'-g"'-V K-' ,QL u in A it 1 IH' L E B. zjggl1"' --V '-. 34:3 -oo.,-. . 'nl ' - , ,.,. , .. , M, Q .V it '. . Q "'-A-5 ,L V- V ' ' ,Lv 4,9 Q - F ' sms H., 5 -Q., . 'Jigg- nr .,, ,.,. I 1 ..w- 1. ,, 4, fn- . 7+ . u -Q. +V F1:1"" "' F 'tk-fun Q .. ff v. 9 " -. "L "' " ,, ' in , .- , .V .- ..r ,,.. 'V' ' - - vs. "' mm- "' .. wh ' 1 , '- ' V -ss 1 , so UA' 3.1 ' ' wa 'M' V in .- fa ws " , 70 A - , " - A ESEVIN- , as , . .L ' 'Y R 4, ' as b V ' H Civ , A .... 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In addition to her LCACS, Mount Vernon's crew provided fuel to helicopters used in this mission. 'V Y 4--ul ,f:...1 The people of Bangladesh could now recover and rebuild from one of nature's most powerful foes. With the help of International Relief organizations and the U.S. military, many lives have been spared and the human spirit strengthened. Due to bad weather and strong currents some Bangladesh workers riding the LCACS had to stay onboard Mount A ' r Vernon for a night. Bravo Zulu to M " Division for sacrificing their bunks. -as U4 123 E , vs v, 1-1- W ww-.5111 157' It was emotional for the crew. They had fought a war. They made history. They made a contribution that almost seemed worth it. They got back safely and with no major machinery casualties. They had ever reason to be proud and their family and friends were proud of them. 4 ut. 1 December 1, 1990, they left as sailors and on June 30, 1991, they came back HEROES. 127 . . 4, , , V A e - 3 , H A' ' 1- ' + After the war ended, Mount Vernon remained in the Southern Arabian Gulf l'SAGJ.for some time and in that time the world took on a new perspective, a new dimension, perhaps, a fourth dimensiong a time and a placeonly few men knew or dared to experience. In that time all we knew and loved was shaded by the SAG . . . t Our Marine counterparts were particularly affected by the SAG. Marines were never meant to stay on a ship any longer than was absolutely necessary . . . just long enough to get there, wherever there was. As their eyes began to glass over, these are some of the thoughts that speed out of their SAGGED minds . . . SCHWARTZKORFS TOP 10 SAG SINGLES l. Wasting away in Sagaritaville - Jimmy Buffet 9. SAG, SAG, BABY - Vanilla Ice - ' 3. Rock the SAG Box - Clash 4. Riders on the SAG - Doors 5. It's a SAG SAG Summer - Bananarama 6. Mama's don't let your babies grow up in the SAG Box - Willie Nelson 7. Walk on the SAG Side - Lou Reed 8. We're a SAG Band - Grand Funk Railroad 9. New SAG, New SAG - Frank Sinatra 10. Last Ship to SAGville - The Monkees Honorable Mention: I wanna hold your SAG - Beatles TOP 10 SAG TV SHOWS I. Lost in SAG n 2. SAG Trek la 5 year missionl 3. As the SAG Turns 4. The SAG Zone 5. The SAG Years 6. The SAG-GY Bunch 7. One SAG at a Time 8. All in the SAG 9. Little I-louse on the SAG l0. Gilligan's SAG Box ' Honorable mention: All my MEBS THE I2 MONTHS OF THE SAG Ito the tune of The 12 Days of Christmasl I 12- Rumors.Floating 11- Sailors Chipping 10- Sight Counts Nightly 9- Marines Crossdecking 8- O'Clock Reports 7- Desert Pink Tanks 6- Zebra Hatches Open 5- More Months . . . 4- Arabian Ports fl- Helos Inbound ' 2- LCA Gs Drifting I- Bag of Mail for the Juneau Union Ol Soviet Socialist lepuhllco Q , 0' o o . s . '69 59 'W' 0 . 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