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VIETNAM 1967 ' 1968 ' ; ;: - ' : ' O ' . HHlMLJi M - 1 -1 4 ■ « I! 1 H 4 .1 i ' iUi .? i 1 I | V| [i3|9tl Tfl||H 1 - V y. ' 1 i 1 ■ •■l i It j ' f ' «»t; ._4pi»»-- DESTINED TO SAIL PROUDLY NINETEEN YEARS AND NEVER FIRE HER GUNS IN ANGER: .i|- ■■ " ' " - ' ' - SHE WAS A STRONG SHIP WHERE PEACE DEMANDED STRENGTH A LADY WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED HER TO BE if ' , ' i YET, SHE HAD BEEN BORN A FIGHTER. i i i -li?? ; U- ' FALL-1967 A MISSION TO THE NEWPORT NEWS THE NEWPOIIT NEWS TO COMBAT • ¥ % ' USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA-148) WESTPAC CRUISF 1967-1968 ttm - Photo credits Binner, R. KnoTO creaits Myers, D. Cruiser ' s Big Guns Finally See Action Aboard USS Newport News, Tonkin Gulf— The world ' s larg- est, heavy cruiser, the USS New- port News, is now serving with the U. S. seventh fleet off Viet- nam. Th only ship on active ser- vice boasting rapid-fire 8-inch guns, the Newport News arrived in the Gulf of Tonkin October 9. Only hours after taking up sta- tion, the ship leveled her guns against the North Vietnamese coastline and fired in combat for the first time in her 18-year history. The ship ' s main battery of nine 8-inch guns are unique be- cause of their fully automatic loading system. At a range of 13 miles, the guns could fire about 90 projectiles, over 10 tons of explosives, before the first shell strikes the ground. This fire power is complemented by a dozen 5-inch dual purpose and eight 3-inch antiaircraft guns. The bulk of Newport News ' s operations thus far have been in support of Operation Sea Dragon —an effort north of the demili- tarized zone designed to help stem the flow of war supplies. An average day on Sea Dragon operations finds the cruiser ' s 1,184-man crew called to battle station three or four times for strikes against targets which in- clude bridge approaches, water- borne supply craft, transporta- tion choke points, radar sites, supply ferry approaches and coastal defense sites. In addition to Sea Dragon op- erations, the Newport News has given gunfire support to U. S. Marines fighting near the demil- itarized zone. The ship stands off the coast- line ready to fire at a moment ' s notice. Often, she is required to keep her guns in action around the clock. Norfolk is the home port of the 717 foot, 20,950-ton man-of-war commanded by Capt. Lindsay C. McCarthy. The crusier is cur- rently serving as flagship for Rear Admiral Walter V. Coombs, commander of the sev- enth fleet crusier-destroyer force and Operation Sea Dragon. The ship formerly was flagship for the commander of the second fleet and Striking Force Atlantic. Tast Gun ' SetsRecord In Vietnam NORFOLK— The heavy cruiser Newport News, biggest and fast- est gun in the East, dumped more than 250 tons of steel and high explosives on the North Vietnamese in her first three weeks of action. The ship left Norfolk Sept. 5 and arrived on the gunline off North Vietnam Oct. 9. Since then most of her time has been spent shelling commu- nications along the North Viet- namese coast. The rest of it has been spent firing support mis- sions for the embattled Marines just south of the DMZ. The Newport News ' nine 8-inch guns have a fully automatic load- ing system and can fire faster than any guns of their size afloat. Firing at ranges of more than 13 miles, the nine guns can put 90 shells weighing more than 10 tons into the air before the first one strikes the ground. The Newport News will hold the record for size and rate of fire until the battleship New Jer- sey, now being prepared in Phil- adelphia Naval Shipyard, brings her nine 16-inch guns to bear on the enemy early next summer. Cruiser Is Supporting Marine Unit (New York Times News Service) Saigon— The heavy cruiser Newport News, moved from the Atlantic fleet to Vietnam- ese waters in October, will be used to support the 3d Ma- rine division along the demili- tarized zone, a Navy spokes- man disclosed. The cruiser, dubbed the fast- est gun in the Tonkin gulf, js the only cruiser in the Viet- nam war that uses an auto- matic rapid fire system ena- bling her 8-inch guns to pump 90 rounds into the air before the first hits the ground. The U. S. Navy spokesman said the cruiser was shifted to the job of shelling North Viet- namese artillery and staging sites along the demilitarized zone four days ago. During her first month of duty in the Pa- cific, the Newport News was used along the North Vietnam- ese coast, firing at coastal bat- teries and targets inland, the spokesman said. The Navy spokesman said the Newport News was moved to the demilitarized zone to provide continuous long range hitting power with her 8-inch and 5-inch batteries. Hostile fire was an everpresent threat to the NEWPORT NEWS and her escort destroyers while on connbat missions. Photo credit Doyle, H. 10 Photo credit Fannin, W. . ■■■iiissiaaM 12 13 x. A few moments to relax ' •hoto credits (inner, P. " Letters from home " Photo credits Binner, R. " Then back on the gunline ' ■ • I • , ii i. Nl Photo credits Brown, P. 18 " 59,421 rounds expended adds up to a lot ot ennpty brass. " 19 REFUELING AT SEA 20 ■21 22 TAKING ON SUPPLIES FOR 1200 MEN ■23 CHURCH SERVICE Protestant, Catholic, and Jew- ish services were routinely held aboard NEWPORT NEWS in the chapel. Members of the crew took an active part in leading the dif- ferent services. Whether singing carols on Christmas Eve or taking part in the traditional Passover meal, each man felt himself a little closer to home. 26 27 tra MTGRTT CWS OF THE USS KEWPORT KEWS OPEN UP OFF THE COAST OF VIBTNAM ' S DMZ During Battle For Hue The Cruiaer Duraoed Over 1000 Rounda Daily On Enemy Forcea MEET THE FLEET Gray Ghost from the East Coast Norfolk Cruiser Scores Hits Fran any angle, the NEWPORT KEWS (CA-Ui6) la big. The 21,000-ton crui- ser ia the only coomiisslon- •d heavv cruiser in the United States Naw with all-autcmatlc rapid-firing guns, and is the largest heavy cruiser in the world. The big cruleer has tackled a big Job dxiring the last few months. Du- rlTf its recent deDloyment in waters off the DMZ, the HEWPORT KEWS has rendered the most Intensive naval gurfire by any single ship since the bepinning of the Vietnam war. While engaged in the battle for Hue, the huge cruiser dumped over 1,000 rounds of ammunition daily on hostile forces nested In the ravaged city, A weathered gunner ' s mate said, " There were quite a few dava when we were firinp well over a thousand rounds, and it was sometimes sort of hard to get to sleep " rE ' rfPORT KEVJS boasts a fomvidable armament design- ed to meet the demands of h( ated battles such as Tiic. T e main battery consists of three turrets, each housinf three rapid- fire, elpht-inch 55 cali- ber guna. Secondary and anti-aircraft batteries are made ip of twelve dual- purpose, five-inch 38 cali- ber puna and elgjit three- inch 50 caliber, rapid- fire guns. This arrav of guns packs a mighty whal- lOD, as the Viet Cong now well know. Durinf its deDloyment In waters off the DMZ, the NEWPCRT NEVB has been the object of enemy fire on several occasions. " We managed to escane being hit on all these occasions. We ' ve been so lucky that some of the gxiys on other shios have dubbed the KEWS the " Cray Ghost frcn the East Coast, " a seaman said. The KEWPORT KEWS has been deoloved from its home port of Norfolk for nearlv seven months. The cruiser is an amaz- ingly self -sufficient unit when at sea, perhaps by necessity. A virtual city in itself, the completely Big Boom THE HEAVY cruiser New- port News fires her eight- inch guns to- ward North Vietnam on Operation Sea Dragon. Sev- enth Fleet gunships and planes patrol the enemy coastline around the clock, firing on military targets ashore and on Red supply craft carrying arms to enemy troops in the south. (Photo by PH2 Harry i 10 5+ ' THE OREGONIAN. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1867 Cruiser Begins Support Shelling At DMZ SAir.ON (AP) - The cipht- inch guns of the Norfolk-based cruiser Newport News set off secondary explosions and fires Sunday along a stretch of high- way 1 about 12 miles northwest of Vinh ' in North Vietnam, the Navy reported. " We had a report that the North Vietnamese might be moving supplies down this high- way, " said Capt. Lindsay C. McCarty of Anniston, Ala., " and it looks as if it paid off. " The cruiser ' s secondary bat- tery director officer, Lt. (J.G.) Bruce Watts nf Alexandria, Va,, reported he had excellent view of the target from his station high in the ship ' s superstruc- ture. " The main battery ' s last sal- vo was on its way to the target and we had started to pull nut when I saw t c first bright flash behind a ridge, followed by a steady yellow glow. " Watts said the fire grew in- creasingly bright. " Multiple secondary explo- sions occurred, " he said, " each increasing the area illuminated by three to four times. ' " The fires were clearly visi- ble from over 25 miles out, " Capt. McCarty reported. The Newport Nevvs is current- ly the flagship for Rear Adm. Sheldon H. Kinney, commanr ' er of the 7;h fleet ' s cruiser-destroy- er group. coovriqM m7, NY Times Nfws service|Vietnamese waters SAIGON — The heavy cruis-L j gg j g support spokesman disclosed. fromTltlantirVleTtolthe ' ard Marine Division along] The cruiser, dubbed he fast- Octo-the demilitarized zone, a Navy est gun in the Tonkin Gulfj is the only cruiser in the Viefl oam war that uses an auto V U.S. Navy Photo SALVO— Big eight-inch guns from the Norfolk-based heavy cruiser Newport News spout fire and shells a» an enemy target is worked over in Vietnam. The former 2nd flagship has been on station in the South China Sea for nearly three weeks after departing Norfolk Sept. 5. The 717-foot, 20,950-ton ship has at times kept her nine guns in action around the clock. OBSLRVINC OPERATIONS-Adm,ral John ]. Hyland (rieht) Con, ZZV rl ' - " " c ' ' " " ' ' ' ' " ' ■ ' ■ ' ■ observe. operZ.; otltjZ Am,H. " f " ' r :r ' ' " " ' " " - ewpor, News " cl 148 ADM Hylaml wa, aboard the heavy cruiser during tour of Mm off Virt nomcoasi. With ADM Hyland arc Vice Ad,niral WiHL T 112 Comrr,anderCrwer.Destroyer Flotilla Eleven. Rear Admiral Kin.u al commands the eUhip cruiser-destroyer .roup of the sZnthZ ROUND-THE-CLOCK— Eight-inch guos of heavy cruiser New- port News fire away both night and day at targets along North Vietnamese coastline during Operation Sea Dragon. Seventh Fleet gunships and aircraft also concentrate interdiction effort against waterbome logistics craft carrying supplies to enemy troops in South. Cruiser Striking Enemy With Fury In her 19 years, the navy ' s matic rapid-fire capability. Car- heavy cruiser Newport News Iridge cases have replaced the had never fired her big guns in wrapped charges of convention- anger But that all changed al cruisers. dramatically when she cut " Firing at maximum range, through the Tonkin Gulf recent- on full automatic rapid-fire, " ly and began a high-speed run Capt. McCarty said, " the New- on the North Vietnam coastline, port News can have 90 eight- Within a few miles of the inch rounds in the air before coast, she turned, slowed speed, the first one hits its target. " and opened hre on a commu- nist target miles inland — a sup- ply storage area. The six big eight-inch guns fired round af- ter deafening ' round, muzzle flashes ualhiiig Ihe ship in an eery flickering light. When enemy shore fire re- plied, Capt. Lindsay C. McCar- ty. the Newport News ' com- manding officer, bit into his ever-present cigar. The main battery had completed its mis- sion, and he ordered the eight- inch guns to take the shore bat- teries under fire. Speeds Into Gulf Reported in Octohtr The Newport News, with a crew of 60 oflficerE and 1,240 men. reported on station in ear- ly October from the Atlantic Kleet. For most of her career, she had served as the Second Fleet flagship- Now she flies the flag of the mission commander, Rear- Adm. Walter V. Combs, who di- rects his 60-ship cruiser-de- stroyer group against shore and water-borne targets north of the demilitarized zone and in the Tonkin Gulf. Before Operation Sea Dragon. Moments later, the Newport as the mission is called, began News made for the open gulf, in October, 1966, the direct sup- firing from an after turret un- ply route available to the North til she sped out of range. Vietnamese by the Tonkin Gulf It was over almost as soon was vastly superior to the in- as it began. Within a few min- land rivers. But now the barg- utes, the Newport News had es and junks that plied the put almost 300 rounds on her coastline with war materials primary target and the enemy for the south have been all but guns. More than 200 of these stopped by the navy ' s cruisers were eight-inch shells, and the and destroyers, rest were from her secondary And so it goes on. The days five-inch battery. turn into nights, then into days The Newport News is the on- again. The big guns thunder ly cruiser operating on gunfire their message of destruction support missions with an auto- again and again. matic rapid fire system enab-i linR her big eight-inch puns toi pump 90 rounds into the air| before the first hits the ' ■ground. j ] The U.S. Navy spokesman! said the cruiser was shifted tol ithe job of shelling North Vietnamese artillery and stag- ing sites along the demilitariz- ed zone four days ago. During her first month of duty in the Pacific, the Newport News was used along the North I Vietnamese coast, firing atj coastal batteries and targets; inland, the spokesman said. | 300 Rounds Fired Daily I Although the furious fighting along the demilitarized zone has fallen off sharply since I the contest for Con Thien end-j ed at the end of September, fighting has broken out pe- riodically near the buffer zone. The Navy spokesman said the Newport News was moved to the demilitarized zone to provide continuous long range hitting power from her eight- inch and five-inch batteries. Since taking on the new job, the spokesman said, the cruis- er has fired an average of 300 rniinds a day at enemy posi- tions. The spokesman explained that on the Newport News, cartridge cases have replaced the conventional wrapped charges used on cruisers. ' The cartridges are loaded auto- matically, speeding up the rate of fire. In the air war over North Vietnam, U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs attacked the Yenbai airfield, 78 miles northwest of Hanoi, Saturday, while Navy and Marine pilots struck at a truck park, a high- way bridge and roads and rails in ' the • panha.ndle. A spokesman said poor weather prevented assessments -of damage. Q-ruiseT Shells Viet Coastline NORFOLK -The Norfolk- based heavy cruiser Newport News has been pounding Com- munist troop concentrations along the southern coastline of the DMZ in South Vietnam, re- ports reaching Norfolk today re- veal. The former 2nd Fleet flagship hai been utiliiing her big 8-inch guns and 5-inchers amimd the clock, silencing one artillery »ite, triggering a secondary explo- sion and igniting two fires. Marine spotters ashore report- ed excellent coverage on two mortar positions and four artil- lery sitC3. Three recoilless rifles were silcntMid when the .20,95»-t o n cruiser directed fire «t one posi- tion. " Our Marine on the bcich really need our support, " stid Capt. Lindsay C. McCarty, com- manding officer, as he addressed crew members during his cus- tomary evening talk over the ship ' s loud SDeakej-i SYRACUSE HEARALD-AMERICAN JAN 1968 SOUTH CHINA ShA SENTINEL ,„. alr-corditloned ship boastf its own daily news- paper , a c loaed circuit radio and television sta- tion, a nrlnt shop, libra- ry, dental clinic, hospi- tal, meat plant—and even a soda fountain. The NEW ' PORT NEW3 uaea acme of its steam power to produce enou0i electricity to Ught a city of U0,000 people. The magnificent physic- al plant of the NEWPORT NEWS is a prime examole of modern technology serving the cause of freedcn and world Deace, The cruiser ' a contribution to the Amer- icsm victorv in the battle for Hue is but one more chapter in its record of service to the free world Newport ! etts commanding officer Capl. Lindsay McCarty supervises transfer of officers from cruiser Si. Pout in choppy At left, Neuport eu ' s lookout Larry Knowtes is at his post as ship prepares for first darlighl gun fire mission. Brass casings are slacked after heavy night of firing. ' : !ip||| i ' lffciill TONKIN ll ' .l men Gene E. Boos (le(t) ond M.choel L. Ed»o,ds d eight. inch p,o|ec..les, along wilh powder cos. s, into o ho. St Ihol loods the cruiser ' s guns oulo. iColly, liset.Destroyerman based all gun heavy cruiser f ewpor! News was fuing her guns in anger. ' All stations manned and ready. Captain, " . as the report from the talker. The shio ' s skipper, Cap- tain Lindsay C. McCarty, ac- knowledged the report from the tactical plotting room--and order- ed flank speed. The cruiser surged forward as her boilers received an extra ration of fuel oil. Deep in the roaring firerooms and enginerooms snipes slaved to get every last knot out of their plant, all the while knowing that one mistake could mean instant death. Newport News was on a high speed run on the North Vietnamese coastline. Everything was ready. The men had practiced and practiced. ..and drilled until tired muscles dulled their grip. Now, together they faced combat.. .and it didn ' t seem like a game anymore. The range closed. The order went out, " Commence firing. " 21 Preparing to Fire IT ' S AH ' ALL HAMDS EVOLUTION ' aa crewmer atioard the KEWPORT NEWS readv ammunltlcn for uae durijif the battls for Hue. ' he huge cruiser nro-lded gurflre support for Ajnerican forces durinf the bloodv clash. " -f— tUf TEWPORT NKVJS HAS THUS FAB EVADED BEING HIT BT EHQCT SYRACUSE HERALD -AMERICAN JAN 1968 nT ' 5 " » ' o " " " ' } " ' P " " " " op " " P O " o,e inslallatwns ,n onh Hetnam. Pholo ,,as takrn hr JO I » Uliard It Uau Jr. li . uho sludltd in iperial pholo-jounutlim pru ram at Syyarusei AruAousr Commuairations Caller be orr bring assigned to J ielnam . NAVY ' S BIG GUNS IN VIET story and Photos by J0 1 WILLARD B. BASS JR., USN YOU conM see it in every face . . . il was everywhere. The tense, dry, butterf1y-in- tbe-stomach feeling a man gets before he p»es to war. Everyrthing was ready. They had practiced and drilled . . . and drilled ind drilled some more. Now the drilling was over ... it didn ' t seem so much like a game anymore. They waited as the great lady cut through the Tonkin Culf. The night air was still and so qaiel a man could hear the sound of his own heartbeat. There was a kindred feeling between this crew and their ship. This would be her first day at war, too. In her 19 years the heavy cruiser New- Tbe clang of general quarters broke the still- Dcsa and the voice of the boatswain male rang in everir crewman ' s ears. " Now hear this. All hands man your battle stations. ' The decks of the cruiser came alive with the sound of running feet . . . suddenly all was quiet again " " All stations manned and ready, capl ' m, " the talker said. Newport News ' commanding Officer, Capt. Lindsay C. McCarty, conning the ship from his tactical plotting room, acknowledged the report and ordered flank speed. The ship surged forward and b an her hi — — • ■ « . N r »•• WE BEGAN IN NORFOLK. loaded stores and aramunition 30 held a farewell party 31 Transferee! Commander SECOND FLEET To USS SPRINGFIELD (CLG-7) PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT Crew members line up to view the canal transit. An electric mule comes along side to take the ship in tow. mBrnm mm Jifc ' ' ■4iKlAi irti» ' ■ a t ri i i ii wi. ' ' ¥mmm LIBERTY PACIFIC STYLE Sun and surf at Wakiki beach. Anchored in Pearl Harbor. HAWAIIAN ISLANDS Jk, SOME FUN IN THE SUN 1 38 V USS ARIZONA BUT LEST WE FORGET 39 SUBIC BAY ANB Home from the market ILIPPINES Sunday in the city Spanish Gate 1 ■ H f r Hi HKb . , The old way 5w - The new way During NEWPORT NEWS ' February visit to Subic Bay, the ship ' s main battery of eight-inch, 55 caliber guns underwent a unique-relining operation. In a nine-day period, technicians at the Naval Base and crewmembers on NEWPORT NEWS removed the well-worn barrel linings from the nine big guns, and installed new ones. It marked the first time that this pro- cess had ever been carried out on maior caliber warship guns. The rarity of the operation is linked di- rectly to the uniqueness of NEWPORT NEWS ' main battery— the world ' s only rapid-firing, large bore guns in commissioned service. iL z- ' - . i K « SUBIC BAY... - " IWyrfltT- a. ci VhrviJ ' - TWELCOME TO SUBIC BAY Aside from the devastating firepower capabilities of the guns— each can expend a 260-pound projectile every six seconds- their construction offers economical and timesaving upkeep, a quality vital to a man- of-war engaged in combat. Most conventionally armed naval ves- sels must replace their entire barrels when the linings are eroded by periods of heavy fire. On NEWPORT NEWS ' sophisticated gunS however, only the linings must be re- placed, a considerably more efficient oper- ation. As an illustration of this difference, NEWPORT NEWS ' barrels, complete with linings, weigh 16 tons apiece, whereas the liners alone weigh only two and a half tons, making them easier to maneuver and install. was a place to work 43 Wood carvers in Manila a place to visit Rice fields and " tractors ' These " chickens " aren ' t for eating. and a place to play. Grande ' Island horseshoes Soccer with the " Ausies ' and the pause that refreshes THE PHILIPPINES 1 1 1 m mtiMt mm» Jwl 46 Mtt£ i was our second home Hr ir lHHMMiO ' ■;»t " ' 47 1 i " WlB ibc M ,. Bo ■385 ' ■ :- " 3L- t- ' ! - »f- --ir HONG KONG R« .•r —a mixture of East and West 50 r ■ ' " :M i 1 m p ' - i S C c ' fl i 1 wm im 51 -- Hi p Painting the ship Hong Kong style. The local market Junk transportation " iger Balm Garden Pogoda 54 NEWPORT NEWS visited two difterent Japanese ports, Yokosuka, and Sasebo. We found Japan to be an oriental country with a Western flair. 55 A train from Yokosuka to see Tokyo by night. Visiting a Temple by day. The Japanese are a friendly people r Japanese sculpture old and new. Photo credit Ev»n»,W. 58 59 ■- ' SivMiiKiP A sailor likes to remember where he has been and what he has accomplished But his heart always remains at home. IN RETROSPECT " Your stay has been outstanding. Your shooting was professional and accurate. You will never be forgotten. Snnooth sailing. Hurry back. The DMZ is nnuch the worse for wear. The great THUNDER has spoken. " Messages like the preceding, received fronn the Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer, Third Marine Division, Vietnam, have been the source of great personal satisfaction tor each nnan aboard NEWPORT NEWS. In the six long nnonths spent on the Gun Line in the Gulf of Tonkin, every Officer and crewnnenn- ber played a vital role in earning the trust and thanks of fellow Annericans fighting on the beach. Life aboard ship since first arriving in the waters of the Tonkin Gulf in early October 1967 was a united effort to get the job done, and to do it well. For the crew, sleepless nights, constant rearm- ings and refuelings, and the seemingly never ending thunder of the guns firing at enemy targets was the bitter-sweet facts of life for the past six months. But more important than descriptions of the sacrifices involved and the long hours without rest is an analysis of the results of our efforts— the real proof of our success and worth. NEWPORT NEWS spent some 50 days patrolling the coast of North Vietnam as part of Operation Sea Dragon— the Navy ' s effort to destroy waterborne logistics craft as well as military supply routes ashore in North Vietnam. The ship conducted 156 strikes against enemy targets and in the execution of these strikes 325 North Vietnamese coastal defense sites were taken under fire. All told, 7,411 rounds of high explosive ammunition were expended on Operation Sea Dragon. According to spotters ' reports, NEWPORT NEWS sank 17 waterborne logistics craft, damaged an- other 14, and destroyed several enemy bunker and radar sites. In harassment and interdiction strike missions she all but halted the enemy ' s rebuilding efforts as she damaged bridges, barges, trucks and roads and caused heavy ruin and raging fires in widespread areas. The ship was subjected to hostile fire on several occasions, but each time countered effectively and silenced the enemy batteries. During the latter part of the deployment NEWPORT NEWS spent most of her time participating In Naval Gunfire Support near the DMZ. In support of Third Marine Division forces on the beach, the ship often fired around the clock for periods lasting several weeks. On station off the DMZ, NEWPORT NEWS was normally in sight of land and crewmembers could frequently see and hear explosions on the beach. The ship expended many rounds of 8 " , 5 " and 3 " ammunition while on Naval Gunfire Support. The biggest barrage of firepower took place during a ten hour period on 17 and 18 March when 1,777 rounds were hurled toward enemy targets on the beach. Then on 2 April the ship fired her 50,000th round in combat. The ship participated in 239 observed strikes with spotters and 602 unobserved missions against the enemy. Targets taken under fire and either completely destroyed or damaged Included artillery sites, ammunition dumps and depots, trenches, a fortified village and command post, military struc- tures and 1000 meters of infiltration routes. Several fires and 25 secondary explosions were sighted in the target areas. As a result of accurate and intense fire from NEWPORT NEWS and supporting destroyers, two South Vietnamese soldiers were able to escape capture and four enemy troops surrendered to our forces. During the period 23 February to 18 April 1968 while providing Naval Gunfire Support NEW- PORT NEWS was called upon to fire within 600 meters of friendly troops on seven different occasions and once within 100 yards. During the deployment the ship made several R R stops including Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Sasebo and Yokosuka in Japan, two trips to Hong Kong and several stops in Subic Bay, Philippines. Liberty was good, and NEWPORT NEWS men took full advantage of the shopping and entertainment facilities available in these foreign ports. A few facts stand out and are most noteworthy. NEWPORT NEWS never took a direct hit. She faced danger and enemy counter battery on many occasions, but under the leadership of two responsible skippers and with a well trained Operations staff she was able to flee from trouble and avoid any casu- alties. Indeed, accidents and personnel casualties were kept to a bare minimum throughout the cruise. In shooting a combined total of 59,421 rounds of ammunition, she broke all existing Naval records for firepower to date in the Vietnam war. Her guns, accurate and dependable, were manned by men who met all challenges placed before them. NEWPORT NEWS did the job— every man, every minute, every piece of equipment was put to the best use. NEWPORT NEWS will be remembered as a true warship . . . she has earned the title, THUNDER. 63 Coming off the gunline after a long mission. NEWPORT NEWS FACTS AND FIGURES DISPLACEMENT: NEWPORT NEWS ' displacement (weight) is 20,950 tons without stores or tuel. LENGTH: 717 feet long. WIDTH: 75 feet at its widest point. POWER: 120,000 horsepower for speeds over 30 knots. DRAFT: 25 feet. (Her waterline is 25 feet above bottonn of ship.) . PROPULSION: NEWPORT NEWS is powered by four Class " AA " Type Babcock and Wilcox boilers driving four propeller shafts through steam turbine reduction gear main engine installations. ARMAMENT: The ship ' s main battery consists of nine 8-inch 55 caliber rapid fire guns in three turrets, two forwa rd and one aft. The secondary and antiaircraft batteries are made up of 12 dual-purpose 5-inch 38-caliber guns in six mounts and 8 rapid fire 3-inch 50-caliber guns in four mounts. ACCOMMODATIONS: Enough for 1500 enlisted men and officers. HELICOPTER: Helos may land on the fantail. ELECTRICITY: The ship generates enough electricity to light a city of 40,000 people daily. FACILITIES: The ship, virtually a city in itself, is completely air-conditioned, publishes a daily newspaper when at sea, has it ' s own radio and television stations, has a print shop, barber shops, machine shop, carpentry shop, metalsmith and tailor shops, a li- brary, dental clinic, hospital, soda fountain, laundry, bakery, clothing store, meat plant and sculleries with mechanical dishwashers. Her chill rooms make a half ton of ice daily. HOUSEKEEPING: Daily the ship uses 1000 pounds of meat, 1500 pounds of fresh and canned vege- tables, 100 gallons of ice cream. The laundry washes over 10 tons of clothing weekly. The bakery shop can turn out 200 loaves of bread daily. 65 CAPTAIN EDWIN K. SNYDER USN COMMANDING OFFICER ■j Midway through the Vietnam deployment NEWPORT NEWS witnessed a change of command. In the South China Sea on February 7, 1968 Captain Edwin K. Snyder proudly accepted the responsibility of leading over 1000 men into combat in the Gulf of Tonkin. Captain Snyder reported aboard several days prior to the ac- tual change of command. Within minutes after his arrival NEWPORT NEWS returned to her station off the DAAZ and immediately con- tinued her gunfire support for the Third Marine Division on the beach. Captain Snyder learned his new responsibility quickly. With the authority and confidence of a great Naval leader he led his new crew successfully through the final stages of the deployment which witnessed the most intensive firing of any Naval ship to date in the Vietnam conflict. A 1943 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, Captain Snyder reported to NEWPORT NEWS from duty in the Pentagon where he directed the Congressional, Joint Inter-Service and Special Mat- ters Branch, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In this capac- ity he served as the personal " back-up man " for the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations at Congressional hearings. Captain Snyder is an experienced submariner and has attended the Deep Sea Divers School in Washington and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in personnel administration and training from Stanford University in California. Prior to NEWPORT NEWS Captain Snyder held com- mand of the submarine, USS I REX, Submarine Division EIGHTY- ONE, and the fleet oiler, USS ALLAGASH. m %.= 67 m I CAPTAIN LINDSAY C. McCARTY USN COMMANDING OFFICER Sept. 26, 1966 - Feb. 7, 1968 " The Man " — as most crewmembers referred to him— is probably best remembered for his many accomplishments during his 16 month command of NEWPORT NEWS. As a naval officer. Captain Lindsay C. McCarty insured operational readiness and physical smartness at all times; and as a deeply concerned Captain initiated numerous " habitability " improvements to make life more enjoyable for both officers and crew. Taking command of NEWPORT NEWS at her homeport of Nor- folk on October 26, 1966 Captain McCarty found himself at the helm of one of the most prestigious and potent warships in the world. As flagship for Commander SECOND Fleet, whose role of good- will ambassador in the Atlantic and Caribbean constantly kept her in the public view, NEWPORT NEWS ' smartness reflected Captain Mccarty ' s determination in keeping her " squared away. " However, in the preparation of both material and personnel for the Vietnam deployment. Captain McCarty displayed a warm but powerful per- sonality that reached out to every man on board. Under his leader- ship the attitudes of the officers and men were shaped to a thor- oughly professional viewpoint and the crew ' s confidence in them- selves became irreproachable. Above all other distinctions that signified the command of Cap- tain Lindsay C. McCarty, his earnest and largely successful effort to communicate with the crew, and his personal consideration for the well-being of every man aboard, stand out— for they have contri- buted paramountly in making his 16 months a period of enrichment for both ship and crew. It was a very rare occasion that Captain McCarty let a day at sea go by without making his traditional ship ' s loud-speaker talk to the crew— giving them, within the bounds of security, all relevant information pertaining to NEWPORT NEWS ' operations. Captain McCarty has since reported for duty in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D. C, where he as- sumed the position of Director, Special Studies and Presentations Group. 69 CHANGE OF COMMAND On Feb. 7, 1968 two friends read their orders, shook hands, and com- pleted the ceremony. T - J-- 70 EXECUTIVE OFFICER CAPTAIN ROBERT T. RUXTON, JR. USN On any naval ship there is always one nnan designated with the important responsi- bility—to get the job done. Since reporting aboard NEWPORT NEWS on 27 July 1966, the Executive Officer, Captain Robert T. Ruxton, Jr. has handled this massive re- sponsibility with authority and seemingly unlimited energy. A 25-year veteran of Naval service. Captain Ruxton was promoted to his present rank during the Vietnam deployment in a shipboard ceremony on 2 November 1967 while at anchor in Hong Kong harbor. His feelings and satisfaction in attaining this goal were only surpassed by his constant determination to insure that the ship ran smoothly at all times and to put into effect the decisions promulgated to him by the Command Officer. Any matters which require the attention of the Commanding Officer are first considered by Captain Ruxton. Constantly, problems from every department and of every nature— whether they be business or personal— are brought to Captain Ruxton, who always seems to make time to lend advice and render decisions. While the ship remained on the Gunline, his daily workload increased immensely as the operational schedule demanded many long hours of constant attention and consideration. Previously Captain Ruxton has held numerous billets in both The Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. He served as Commanding Officer of the ocean-going minesweeper USS SALUTE and the destroyer USS AAANLEY. Shortly he will be relieved as Execu- tive Officer of NEWPORT NEWS to the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. 71 COMMANDER CRUISE DESTROYER FLOTILLA THREE REAR ADMIRAL WALTER V. COMBS, USN Rear Admiral Walter V. Combs, Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla Three, became the 20th admiral to embark in the world ' s largest heavy cruiser on October 9, 1967 in the Gult ot Tonkin. Admiral Combs transferred his command via a 31 2 hour highline operation from the USS SAINT PAUL to NEWPORT NEWS while the two heavy cruisers steamed side by side off the coast of South Vietnam, Rear Admiral Combs was in charge of Operation SEA DRAGON, and immedi- ately after the transfer was complete NEWPORT NEWS headed for her first com- bat mission. Under his direction, the SEA DRAGON cruiser-destroyer group all but stopped the waterborne flow of enemy supplies southward. A 1936 graduate of the Naval Academy, Admiral Combs holds a masters de- gree in International Relations from George Washington University. Most of his World War II service was on board two destroyers, the USS BUSH as Executive Officer and the USS HARRISON as Commanding Officer until the end of the war. It was during the latter tour of duty that Admiral Combs received the Silver Star Medal and the Bronze Star Medal with combat " V " . In mid November 1967 in Yokosuka, Japan Admiral Combs was relieved by Rear Admiral Kinney as Commander of the SEVENTH FLEET Cruiser Destroyer Group. 72 COMMANDER CRUISE DESTROYER FLOTILLA SEVEN REAR ADMIRAL SHELDON H. KINNEY, USN Rear Admiral Sheldon H. Kinney, and the 16 officers and 54 enlisted men that comprise his Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla ELEVEN staff, came aboard NEWPORT NEWS in Yokosuka, Japan, and in doing so took charge of the SEVENTH Fleet Cruiser Destroyer Group and the command of Operation SEA DRAGON. The Flotilla, coming from its former station in San Diego, relieved Rear Admiral Walter V. Combs and his Flot THREE staff of their gunline responsibilities, which include the planning and executing of all surface Naval warfare against the North Vietnamese coast. Admiral Kinney took command of Flot ELEVEN in October, three months after being promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. Prior to his present command he served three-and-one-half years as Com- mandant of Midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy. Admiral Kinney entered the Navy as an enlisted man and served almost two years as a " white hat " before entering the Naval Academy in July 1937. Commissioned as Ensign on February 7, 1941, he saw extensive combat in the " destroyer Navy " during the Second World War. The Admiral had his own command by the age of 25, and the performance of USS BRONSTEIN un- der his leadership drew widespread praise, including that of the Chief of Naval Operations who called it " the most concentrated and successful anti-submarine action by a U. S. Navy ship during World War II. " During the war he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the Navy Cross and the Legion of Merit with combat " V " . Following the war. Admiral Kinney saw duty on the staffs of the various shore commands before joining USS COLUMBUS in June 1950 as Navigator. He fitted out and commissioned the destroyer USS TAYLOR in November 1951 and commanded her until December 1952 in Korean operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat " V " , the Order of Military Merit Ulchi, by the govern- ment of Korea for services to that government, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Returning to staff duty in December 1952, he served at various shore commands before assuming command of the frigate USS MITSCHER in August 1956. After January 1958 he returned to the shore Navy and spent the next four years serving under different staff and school commands. In July 1952 he took command of the oiler USS MISSISSINEWA, and in August 1963 was appointed Commander Amphibious Forces, SIXTH Fleet, where he served before being appointed to the Naval Academy post in January 1964. 73 SHIP ' S ORGANIZATION AN REGULATIONS MANUAL EXECUTIVE ' • • LCDR W.J.Schwartz Chaplain LT R. J. Scherrer Executive Assistant In a ship as large as the USS NEWPORT NEWS the Executive Officer takes on a vast amount of responsibility as aide to the Commanding Officer. The Executive Officer is primarily responsible for the morale, discipline, training, welfare, daily routine, safety, rights and privileges of individuals within the command. Di- rectly responsible to the Executive Officer and also acting as his chief aide is the Administrative Department, consisting of the Captain ' s Office, Personnel Office, Training and Education Office, Legal Office, Chaplain, Public Affairs Office in- cluding the Photo Lab and Print Shop, Post Office, Special Services Office, Master- at-Arms Force, and Career Information Office. The men of the USS NEWPORT NEWS constantly use the services of the Administration Department. The Thunderbolt, The Plan of the Day, the ship ' s entertainment system, and mail call are routinely accepted by the crew as is the vast amount of clerical work that goes into the preparation of the Nay-wide exami- nations and service records of both enlisted personnel and officers. All these are part of the busy workday for the Administration Department. ENSR.M. Goff Legal Otficer ENS R.AA. Stafford PAO Officer ENS J. B. Blumenstiel PAO Officer CWOF. R. Nester Personnel Officer woe. F. David Ship ' s Secretary 76 EX DIVISION ENSD. W. Plumb YNCSC. Kolasci w Lies. Williams RDl T. Kriebel ICl R. Lyons PCI G. Rice GMGl C. Winkler YN2 R. Annis GMG2 B. Hoyte J03 D. Cronin BT3 T. Kalka 77 0, fl! y YN3J.King PC3 R. Lyon PN3 L. Putty LISN W. Mueller YNSNJ.Straub SN W. Baldwin 1 SN D. Beauchanp AN R. Sinner SN S. Boring SN P. Carrigan SNC. Casault PNSN D. Charne SN D. Cranstoun AN S. Ellwood SN R. Emrich, Jr. SN R. Fahy . SN K. Fink SND. Grapshi SN W. Kinkel SN R. Mallory SN R. Manning 78 ) SN W. Mercer SNL. Milliken SNJ.O ' Rourke jiBir: PN3 J. Osborne SNJ.Reilly SN E. Reisfield SN T. Roan PNl R. Ross SNAA. Sadowitz SN V.Simpson SN T. Sprtel SN N. Taylor 79 (1 COMMUNICATIONS LTJ. V.Cross Communication Officer LTJG J. D. Powlas RPS Custodian ENS D. J. Seymour Communication Watch Officer CR Division, or Radio Division, provided the men and means for transmitting, receiving, and internal handling of all electrically processed communication. These seventy-two radiomen and communications yeomen worked a schedule of six hours on watch and six hours off during the entire time the ship was in the war zone, handling a very high average of one hundred sixty-five messages each watch. During their " Rest and Relaxation " periods in port, they spent much of their time keeping the ship ' s forty-seven antennas in peak operating condition. The results of long hours and hard work are best evi- denced by the following statement from RADAA Sheldon Kinney, who depended on communications for the success of his mis- sion as COMMANDER, CRUISER-DESTROYER GROUP, SEVENTH FLEET: DURING YOUR TOUR AS CTG 70.8 FLAGSHIP, YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PERSONNEL ESTAB- LISHED A NEWPORT NEWS RECORD BY PROCES- SING ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE MESSAGES IN A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD. AS NET CONTROL OF THE SEA DRAGON ORESTES CIRCUIT, YOUR OPERATORS ESTABLISHED AN AVERAGE OF 2.3 TRANSMISSIONS PER MES- SAGE PASSED OVER THE NET, AN OUTSTAND- ING PERFORMANCE FOR A NET CONTROL STA- TION. IN ADDITION, YOUR OPERATORS ACHIEVED AND MAINTAINED A CONSISTENTLY HIGH PER- CENTAGE OF CORRECT TRANSMISSIONS ON THE CIRCUIT AS REFLECTED IN THE MONITOR ANAL- YSIS REPORT. FOR THESE SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVE- MENTS, THE HARD WORK AND COOPERATIVE SPIRIT OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AT ALL LEV- ELS, CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE. RADM SHELDON KINNEY From their vantage point high on NEWPORT NEWS ' s Signal bridge, the men of CS Division or The Signal Gang took part in a great variety of the ship ' s operations, both on and off the gun line. Serving as lookouts while underway, they stood at night in flak jackets and battle helmets, when the stuffy silence of the South China Sea and the errie glow of the red night-lights was broken only by the blinding flash and roar of the guns. At any hour of the day or night they were on station to provide flashing-light and flaghoist communications for underway replenishments; those not on watch handled ammuni- tion or stores. When the ship took counter-battery, the Signal- men were there to report the range and bearing of the splashes to the bridge. Perhaps their most pleasant duty was visual signalling while entering port: flying the ship ' s call sign and berth number from the yardarm, and talking by flashing light and semaphore to other ships in the harbor. Upon his departure from NEWPORT NEWS, RADM Shel- don Kinney, himself a former Signalman, expressed his ap- preciation for the work of the Signal Gang in the following message, received by flashing light PAUL: FROM RADM KINNEY TO THE FLAGSHIP NEWPORT NEWS: YOUR TOLERANCE OF ADM, SIGNALMEN, AND RE- TURN THE SIGNAL DUTY, PARTICULARLY SEMA- PHORE, TO YOU. A SAFE TRIP AND GOD ' S SPEED. RADM KINNEY from the USS SAINT SIGNALMEN OF THE I THANK YOU FOR LTJG B.W.Whitley CR DIVISION OFFICER K RMC J. Cardwell RAAC B. Green RMC R. Meservey CR DIVISION RM2W. Wyss RAA3 K. Cromn RM3G. Ensley CYN3S. Girard RM3J. Hutto RMC R. Penner rmi R. Dockery RMl T. Rigney RM2 R. Lane RM2 R. Singleton RM3M. Robinson CYN3 D. Sinnons RM3R. Stone CYN3C. Woodel RMSN D. Benham 82 y w r-9 RMSN G.Price RMSN E. Robichaux RMSN AA. Rusher RMSN R. Schorner V k " RMSN D. Wikholm SN R. Williams SN J. Williams K RMSNT. Briggs RMSN L. Cammel RMSN C. Cole RMSN D. Dean RMSN J. Flavin RMSN P. Frischolz SN F.Staines SN H.Morris SN D. Lemon 83 SN S.Jones SN R. Jennings SN F. Dwire SN G. Darker SN R. Chacon SN T. Boyette SA H. Krug RMSA K. Noble SMC M. Pope CS DIVISION ENS R. P. Huber iL} JM ' SM2 R. Wichershann SM3 S.Greene SM3 L. Zimnnernnan SMSN W. Fannin SMSN W. Gossweiler 84 f SN R. Barnes SN A. Buckner SN D. Card SN C. Hoepfl SN J. Hopkins iWS ' SHF ' SN S. Kennp SN E. AAcGovern Jr. SN J. Kinney SN J.Napolitano SN M. Wiles SN V. Nelson 85 ENGINEERING USS NEWPORT NEWS The position of the Engineering Departnnent on the NEW- PORT NEWS is both connplex and vital to the overall nnission of the ship. The Engineering Department is responsible for the operation and maintenence of the boilers, engines and as- sociated main propulsion auxiliary equipment. Also included is maintenance and repair of all other auxiliary, electrical, and piping systems. The Department is additionally responsi- ble for the prevention and control of damage and the ship-v ide training of " all hands " damage control. Above these duties, the iob that the Engineering Department performs which goes mostly unnoticed is the furnishing of the daily necessities; power, lighting, ventilation, heat, fresh water, and last but far from least, air conditioning. The problems that arise for the Engineering Department are many and varied. Each of the divisions of the department function with one thought in mind— to keep the ship operating. The " snipes " are a group of highly trained men who can take an impossible task and turn it into a routine assignment. LDCR J. J. Ward Engineer Officer LT J. L. Sherman Damage Control Asst. LTW. P. Witman Main Propulsion Asst. ENSS. L. Hewlett 3-AA Coordinator 87 A DIVISION LTJG D. L. Jones A Division Officer SPCM J. Snnith MRl H. Brezler CWOR. W. Black A Division Material Officer EN3J. Frankowski MM3 NA. Yoch EN3S. Pentecost ENSJ.Petrea 88 MRFN p. Arcidiacono MRFN F. Keeler AAMFN G. Meinicke MRFN D. Myers FN G. Axsom a SNS. Brock FNJ.Cantrell SN J. Castle FNJ.EIvester FN J. Fiedler FN C. Gelina SN F. Hayes SNJ.Heim FNW. Koenig FN W. Mathys FN R. Moran . SNJ.Nerison FN C. O ' Grady FN P. Peters SN G. Robinson FN E. Stieben 89 B DIVISION FNA. Tarka FN H. Tournay FN T. Wesselhoff FA R. Lester SA D. Roth FA D. Stender, Jr. FA W.Suggs BTl C. Atkinson LTJGF.Otus B Division Otficer BT2J. Honeycutt BT2J.Pinkys BT2 R. Rhoades i?-. BRl W. Geddings BT2 R. Bishop BT2 B. Combs 90 BT2 W.Webster BT2 D. Wolfenbarger BT3W. Bradley BT3 F. Crane BT3J.Herndon BT3 L. Fox BT3J. Kruchkowski BT3J. Richarson BT3 R. Stephenson BTFN D. Burnell BTFN D. Chiarelli BTFN B. Kiely K FN D.Alexander FN N. Arable FN A. Beistel 7 FN R. Blackerby FN C. Brannmer FN J. Crouch X r 7 FNR. DiPaolo FN D. Frank FN T. Green 91 rf v FN R.Greer FNJ.Hutchens SN D. Inzer FN R. Krolikowski FN L. Lavin FA J. Wirth A FN H.Miller BTCS L. Munson FN T. Quiggle FNJ.Schuller FN K. Slocum FAG. Nagel FN C. Luster FN R. Maurer FNJ.AAcCarty FN M. McGregor FNE.McKnight FA J. Orton, Jr. FAR. Stai FNJ.Vallone FN J. Walker FN R. Weidman FN A. White FA G.Bennett FA J. Ellis FAJ.Fenton FA W. Heartwell FA R. Long FAJ.Ludwig 92 EMU. Bell EMI T. Ignisaban E DIVISION LTJGW. H.Spadafora E Division Officer CWOT. O. Kearns Electrical Material Officer EMI M.Stone IC2G. Coker EM2 W. Elliott EM2 R. Jordan 93 EM2R.Scriven IC3 M.Allison IC3 T.Ford IC3 T.Garcia EM3G. Hinchman t EM3J.Pierson EM3 P. Quigley EM3G.Thu EMFNR. Case ICFN K. Huber r i EAAFN W.Jennings ICFNJ.Lopata ICFN R. Ronnano ICFN H. Stevenson ICFN W. Stonecipher ICFN J.Thornton EMFNV.Tolar ICFNP.Tolson EMFN M. Van Ornnan FN K. Drake ICFA W. Weinkam FN M.Faulk FN G.Johnson FN W. Montague FN B. Smith FN A. Young, Jr. 94 M DIVISION LT R.G. Fascher AA Division Officer IT- . MMl R. Heidt AM1 G. Morris MMl D. Smith CWOR. D.Miller Main Propulsion Material Officer MM2E. Kelsay, Jr. MM2 A. Miller MM2 R. Moody MM2J.Orrison MM3W. Bowen MM3 P. Brown MM3 B. Burianer MM3W. Flowers AAM3C. Greene MM3G.Head MM3 F. Hutchins MM3 J. Kittredge MM3 B. Latchaw 95 X AAM3T. Maxeiner AAM3 F. Murden MM3T. Sabatino MAA3G. Saver AAM3T. Sauer ' • ' AAAAFN R.Acton MMFNS. AAcCann MMFN M. Patterson MMFN D. Usher t FN V. Buonanno FN B. Carlin FNS. Caulder FND. Cusack FNT. Gabor FNJ.Holloran SN V. Howell FN A. Johnson 96 FN L.Thomas FN E. Vandina FNE.Waldle FNW. Younkins F A J . Carr FA O. Centof anti V k " £ jmir . I. FNT. Kowalewski FN M. Rogers Jr. FN M. Sisko FN J. Speak FN R. Speck FA A. DePasquale FA D. Harmon FA D. Kidder FA A. Lewis FA D. Miletech FA R. Tracey 97 J DCCS H. Hammond SFl C. Rayburn LTJG R. A. DeGroote R Division Officer WO B. E. Richardson R Division Material Officer R DIVISION 9 • ui SFP2 D. Flibotte SFM2 AA. Hackman 7 SFM2C. Kirtley DC3T. Aguilar DC3 R. Alsager DC3 R. Alverson DCS H. Boehl SFP3C. Cikovic n ) DC3J.CrawforQ SFM3 J. Hernandez, Jr. SFP3 K. Meadows SFM3W. Phillips SFM3T. Sweet i DC3 M.Williams SFP3E.Wyman SN R. Boardman FN J. Brickhouse, Jr. FN F. Brown 98 i( FN J. Dammann FN I. Ester son SN M. Foust FN P. Gorman FN J. Halliwill . FN R. Harvill FN L. Hyle FN T.Kimball FN J. McCoy SFAAFA R. Slaughter Lt memi 1. ' ■»,, :■ mi FA A. Andrews FA T. Gaylord FAA. Wendling FA A. Williamson SN J. Reeves FN M. Russo FN B.Smith 99 MEDICAL AND DENTAL D Division has the facilities for the populace of a small city. The men of NEWPORT NEWS receive their dental care aboard the ship under the most modern facilities possible. Preventive Dentistry is a major role of the Dental Department — without this present pro- gram the number of patients to be seen on the ship would more than double. Proven techniques in Oral Hygiene clas- ses and the topical application of fluo- ride agents has greatly reduced the inci- dence of oral diseases for the crew. During general quarters the officers and enlisted men of D Division join with those of H Division to man the various battle surgeries on the ship. LCDR J. W. Canal Dental Officer H Division is responsible for the health and welfare of the men of the ship. They are prepared at all times for the routine and emergency treatment of dis- ease and injury. Their duties include everything from handing out aspirin in case of a headache to major surgery in case of an attack of appendicitis. In order " to keep as many men at as many guns for as many days as possible " the watch- word of H Division is preventive medi- cine. This is accomplished by a series of lectures to the crew on first aid, self aid, preventive medicine, frequent inspec- tions of sanitary conditions and counseling of the individual. Ht ' k LTC. T. Calabrese Medical Officer 101 H D DIVISIONS ' . LT D. M. Agin Asst. Dental Officer «um HMCS D. Rentier HM2 D. Foster HM2 M. Holland a HM2 R.Lanier HMl G. Monroe HM2J.Perry HM3M. Fredericks DT3E.McGuire HAA3J. Ptielan HNSN J. Mallany SN D. Costigan SN T. Dean SN C. Izzett HA D. Snnith 102 OPERATIONS The Operations Department is often referred to as the eyes, ears and voice of command. This description is used because Operations Department personnel operate and maintain all surface and air search radar equipment and man most of the voice radio circuits. Lookouts are also trained and supervised by ' the Operations Department to report and co-ordinate their observations with other stations throughout the ship. The Operations Department is composed of nine officers and one hun- dred forty-three enlisted men, organized into two groups according to function. The CIC officer heads the group which is concerned with radar opera- tion, electronics warfare, intelligence, visual lookout training, recognition, transportation, and meteorology. The enlisted rates assigned are principally radarmen with a few aerographers mates, and yeomen to handle the paper- work in the departmental office. The electronics officer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all electronics equipment. Frequent attendance at special schools and a vigorous on-board training program are required to keep the electronics technicians up to date with our growing families of new and complex elec- tronics equipment. To enable the technicians to concentrate on repair, most of the preventative maintenance and care of the radars and radios is per- formed by the men who operate the equipment, and are thereby best ac- quainted with its day-in and day-out performance. CDR L.J. Zvanovec Operations Officer (first half of cruise) LT K. L. Jansen Electronics Warfare Officer CWO M. B. Lowe Asst. EAAO LCDRG. F. Horna CIC Officer LT O. A. Livernois Electronics Material Officer i»Ml llfSffffI CDR R. F. Campion Jr. Operations Officer (second half of cruise) 105 LTJG J.O. Barney OE Division Officer ) ETCS W. D. Brown ETC C. W. Reynolds ETl R. D. Kifchell ETR2J. R. Eason ETR2T. Giglio ETN2 J. P. Poulas ETN2 R.J. Will N 106 rf ) ETR3M. Chalupka ETN3 N. Cooper, Jr. ETN3 R. Davy ETR3 J. Faulkner ETR3 R. Jones v i jr ETR3 D. Jordan ETN3 J. Kreager ETN3 P. Prenger ETN3F. Ricks ETN3 H. Robinson ETN3J.Seison -I r ETN3 G. Zimnnernnan ETNSN T. Abston ETNSN W. Barnett, Jr. ETNSN H. Gudlow ETNSN L. Kunze r " f j ETNSN D. Milling ETRSN A. Siegel SN L. Buck SN C. Dawson SN L. Frazier 107 SN V, C-a- 2 ' C SN D. ' - ' ♦♦ -ai SN J Noll LTJG J. R Williams Ol Division Officer 01 DIVISION V RDCS B.Miller RD1 H. Sowell RD1 R. Kissel AGl L. Supernant RDl R. Wright RD2D. Heslin RD2J.Price RD2E,Talley RD2J.VetiUo RD3J. Daugherty RD3T. Jones RD3 R. Kern RD3 J. Lambert 106 RD3 D.Love AG3F.Reagoso RD3 R. Sauer V RD3L. Shumpert RD3 P. Spring, Jr. RD3F.Stohon h - y . 7 RD3 W.Tate RD3 R. Yankura RDSN E. Aguilar RDSN G. Bertrand AGAN M. Boiling Piifyi mnniii)» ntmnDt RDSN J. Humphrey RDSN R. lacopucci SN V. Klapka RDSNH.Lutz RDSN D.Marks RDSNJ.Mayhew 109 y. 1 K = v SN E. Gombs SN D. Hampton SN D. Hock SN R. Hohmann SNJ.John son SN W. Messerschnnidt SN D. Petty IPT " vr L f SN J. Krauth % SNC. Phillips RDSNJ.AAcHale RDSN J. Murphy RDSN H. Sims SN T. Avapuu SN M. Bruckheimer SN T. Fahy SN R. Potempa SN J. Ragsdale SN R. Rainey SN T. Rastetter SN T. Roberts 110 SNJ.Rugg SN R.Snyder SN P. St. Pierre SN R. Stevens SN D. Tolomeo SNR.Westcott SN L.Wiley SA J. Dials SAR.AAurawski SAG. Stedt s j; SAP. Vack SAD. Wagner 111 ENS p. D.Morte OL Division Officer SAL. Knowles SAM. Madia OL DIVISION SN R. Long SN R. Peters SN E. Rice SN T.Sullivan SNH. Neft SND. O ' Neill SN L. Jackson SN M. Casey SN R. Damron SN N. Houghton SN G. McCubbin SA T. Orden SA D. Welbourne SNC. Rickborn SNJ.Sharr SAW. Forbes, Jr. 112 NAVIGATION The job of navigation proved never ending in its contri- bution to the connpletion of a successful Asian tour off Viet- nam. From the time the first line was cast off from pier seven Norfolk, Virginia, to the last line that was secured to pier five in Norfolk, the science of navigating was a large task for the men of NAN Division. The safety of the ship required the skill and knowledge of Surface Piloting, Celestial Navigation, and Electronic Navi- gation. Knowing where we were at all times was an around- the-clock duty. At any time during the day or night one could go to the bridge and see the ship ' s exact position on the charts. Some of the methods used are new and complicated— many are as old as the history of sailing vessels. The size of the ship became miniscule in the waters of the Pacific, if not for the Navigation Department the Blue Waters would have seemed endless. LCDR Noel H. Petree, Jr. Navigator LTJG D. J. Mathewson, Jr. Assistant Navigator 115 NAN DIVISION iS mi QMCSM. Johnson QMC J. Willianns QM3M. Ducey QM3 L. McKinney QM3M. Phipps 116 i y " SN J.Gano SN P. King SN T. Lamay SN B. Laudig, Jr. SN M. Meier QMS N G. Meyer SNA. Nelson QM3W. Simmons SN P. Urban SN O. Warren SN J. Wood 117 iT . SUPPLY LCDR D. R. AAummert Supply Officer The Supply Department must furnish the needed material for the operation of the ship and for clothing and feeding almost twelve thousand men. The ship ' s needs are demanding— it takes a lot of supplies and materials to keep the ship functioning. The crew ' s requirements, al- though not as demanding, become just as much of a necessity. The ship maintains its own laundry, dry cleaning plant, barbershops, department store, and soda fountain (where a never ending supply of soft drinks flows). It takes a lot of food for twelve thousand hungry men, and it ' s the Supply Department ' s job to see that meals are prepared and served properly. Birthdays are remembered with specially baked cakes from our own bakery. Perfumes to toothpaste can be pur- chased in the ships store. The facilities and services that the supply department furnishes are diversified. The men of Supply help turn the ship into a living city, a home away from home. 119 CWO D. Lord S-1 Division Officer V s-1 DIVISION SK3R.Marlaft SK3 R. Phillips SK3 A. Reedstrom SK2 I Lund AK2 R. Miller SK2 R. AAoore SK3 D. Bryant i { SKCSW. Strawn RAAC J. Pasqualucci SK2 F. Balajadia SK2 W. Graessle I SK2J.Gandarilla ?s SK3 M. Trotter SK3 K. Winburn SN T. Beyster SN F. Bohn SN L. Denson SN M. DiPalerma 120 im V7 7 X SNJ.Evinger SN P. Furman SN W. Hutt SNP.Ghioto SN G. Ingram SN A. Lynch SN R. McDonald SN R. O ' Neill SN R. Prisco SN N. Rozendoal SN C. Thonnpson SN M. Washo SN D. Wirtz SA D. Ehlert 121 LTJG J. R. Scarola S-2 Division Officer CSCS W.Norton CSC L. Snriith S-2 DIVISION xf " ' ' K CSlJ.Costello CSl N. Dunaway CS1 H. Shupla CS2 L.Collins CS2E.0uzts CS2 W.Sibley CS2G.Sohn GAAG3J.AIIen CS3 B. Chitwood 122 s o CS3 R.Davis BM3 J. Garrett CS3W. Hopton CS3 S. Warfield RAASA R. Hurd CSSN S. Walding SN R. Calzolaio SN J. Baker SN F. Chambers, Jr. SN R. Cogan FNJ.Drap SN A. Fisher SNJ.Gent SN C. Genz SN R. Colson SNR.Gonser SN A. Hailing SN J. Holland SNE. Irizarry SN R. Jatfe SN A. Johnson 123 y SN M. Shaper SN R. Shavers 9 SNW. Shepard SN J. Simmons SN K. Kromis SN F. MacAulay, Jr. CS3 T. AAoore SN D. Paruta SN P. Scoggin SN P. Senkiw «»p|-m ,1 ' ] l - - Jr f Y SNJ.Spataro SN E. Strickland SNV. Tiso SN R. Tumolo CS2VanZeyl SNB. Wilburn 124 w SNW.Wray FAA. Bettis SA E. Blanks SA L. Earhart SA D. Hassel SA F. Horvath FAG. Jones, Jr. SAJ.Keister SA J. McCoy SA R. Nagel K FAW. Provencher SAJ.Ronnero SAC.Snnith SAM.Tischler SAJ.Wiiks FAG. Hinchman 125 S-3 D I V I S I N ! «.. SHT2 H.Stevenson SH2 K.Watson LT L. A. DeLong S-3 Division Officer ■% SHL3 R.Duncan SH3G. Hill SH3 L.Johnson SH3 D. Lovia SHB3M. Koch SH3J.Meeks SH3D. McCullough SN G. Abate SN C. Bennett SN R. Borden FN R. Broussard SNG. Busciglio SN F. Coates SN R. Cohalla SN S. Cuellar SN F. Devito 126 n «•.«—» ' r SN R . Drummond SN E. Esparza SN T. Hoover SN L. Hutchinson SN A. Johnson K SN D. Kuncio SN H. Lavoie SNJ.Lynn SNM. Matteson SN S. Mincel SNJ.Mosher .jir e iz SNB. Niemi SN E. Noonan SN J. O ' Brien SN B. Paff SN S. Petit SN D. Poole SN F. Ranezich SN G. Redfern SN G. Rice SN E. Ruggiero, Jr. 127 SNR. Seiner SN H. Shotz SN K. Schmitz SN L. Sterling SN B. Sweeney SNR.Taczala SNE.Tinnbro SN D. Watterworth SN W. Way SN C. Whighann SN G. Whoolery SN C. Yourchok rill SA J. Darby SA E. DeCeseie SA J. Henry SAT. Poor S A R. White SAW. Zajdel 128 b« WOU. Siemers S-4 Division Officer DKl R. Paredes SN J. DeFrancis SNC. Diehl SN C. Hannan ft - !■ i? SN J. Lucenti S-4 D I V I S I N 129 .15 5 i ' ' . ENSD. E.Myers S-5 Division Officer S-5 D I V I S I N 4 SDCR.Obtera SDl E. Salera SD2 R. Delrio fl| ' » - tf w SD2 I. Toledo SD3A. Bosita SD3C. Casunuran «il % SD3 R. Cruz SD3 C. Espinoza SD3 P. Gray TN F. Lagula SD3A. Mayes SD3N.Ochoa SD3 D. Ramos TN R. Bautisfa TN B. Bcazado SN C. Casalme SNJ.Celo TN V. Concepcion 130 TN B. Corpus SN N. Dumlao SN R. Deboda SN N. Mantaring TNI.AAatias TN E. Mercado TN L. Mauricio SNJ.Mones SN L. Nagle SNAA. Patam SNV. Sunaz TN C. Sunglao 131 t WEAPONS 132 A LTCDR R. F. Doe Weapons Officer LTF.E. Phillippi Fire Control Officer LTJ.T. Coats Gunnery Officer . r LTR.E. Foxwell Main Battery Officer LTP. H.AAacauley First Lieutenant The Weapons Departnnent ennploys sonne four hundred twenty officers and men to deliver naval gunfire support of connbat forces ashore as v eli as amphibious operations, provide air defense for NEWPORT NEWS and ships in company, oppose any man-of-war an enemy could produce, act as surface raider against enemy merchant shipping, and provide facilities for the ship to accomplish these operations while at sea for extended periods by receiving fuel, provisions, ammunition, and spare parts while underway. For administrative and battle purposes the department is divided into ten divisions. The First, Third, Fourth, Seventh, and SC Divisions are com- posed of Boatswain Mates and Seamen whose duties include general mainte- nance of most of the topside portion of the ship, all areas of seamanship from rigging for the transfer of provisions at any of the four separate sta- tions on either side of the ship which allows supplies to move between ships at a rate of two hundred tons per hour while fuel may be transferred or re- ceived at four thousand gallons per minute with the concurrent highline of personnel or transfer of light freight, to the operation and care of the ship ' s one hundred thirty boa s, which may be used as liberty launches, lifeboats, etc. The Deck Force plays a large role in the receipt and launch of heli- copters from the flight deck. This evolution occurred at least once each day while in the Western Pacific. The Second, Fifth, and Sixth Divisions are made up of Gunners Mates and Seamen who maintain, repair and man all installed gun armament. Sec- ond Division has cognizance of the 8 " 55 caliber rapid fire guns, nine of which, in three turrets, comprise the main battery of the ship. Each gun can fire ten rounds per minute. This tremendous fire power, made possible through the use of semifixed ammunition as opposed to the older bag type ammunition, allows the main battery to deliver up to fifteen tons of projec- tiles on a selected target every minute at ranges in excess of fourteen miles. The battery comprises the fastest firing major caliber guns in the world. Fifth Division ' s responsibilities center around the dual purpose 5 " 38 caliber guns, twelve of which, in six twin mounts, make up the ship ' s sec- ondary battery. The guns have a range of nine miles, and although not loaded automatically, they are capable of expending seventeen rounds per minute when operated by a well-trained crew. Sixth Division handles the anti-air 3 " 50 caliber battery. With a firing rate of forty-five rounds per minute per gun and an effective range of seven miles, these guns are primarily for use against aircraft. Their versatility, however, was demonstrated when on several occations they fired on land based targets in Vietnam. The largest division in the department. Fox Division, is composed es- sentially of Fire Control Technicians whose responsibilities include the maintenance of all gun directors, fire control radars, plotting rooms and associated equipment. Accurate fire control instruments enabled the big guns to place their ordnance time and again with pinpoint accuracy on tar- gets assigned by Navy and Marine spotters on land. The Marine Detachment assists in the provision of shipboard security, represents the ship ' s action force in the event a landing party is required, and provides shore fire control spotters, enabling the ship to carry out her mission anywhere. It is to the credit of the men who fire and maintain these weapons that a record of almost sixty thousand rounds expended in hostile action was estab- lished in little more than six months of firing without suffering a major equipment or personnel casualty. This astounding achievement established, the quality and durability of these guns and their fire control systems. j LTJG R. D. Brown Jr. AA Control Officer LTJG W. B.Woodson III Asst. First Lieutenant CWOC. F.Mitchell Fire Control Gunner 133 SIDE CLEANERS CWO C.G.Schmidt, Jr. Chief Boatswain BAACAA V. Jennings BAAl C. Lennon BM3 L. Mauney SN D. Anderson SN R. Augustine A SNJ.Brendle SN G. Brooks SN J.Case SN R. Cavalier SN C. Clemans 134 SN R. Couch SN T. Diffendal SN W. Doherty SN B. Fulmer SNP. Ivey SN E. Kelly A SNJ.KIeve SN B. Mauney SN A. Moses SN J. Nelson SN M.Robinson FIRST DIVISION LTJG R.M.Maxwell First Division Officer BM2B. Cordle BM2 H. Young BM3 H.Jones BM3R. Konopka BM3G. Peterson SN J. Atkinson 135 Bf i . SN R. Augustine SA L. Clay SNE. Crone SA J. Delaportas SN T. Drake SNJ.Hensley SN R. Hutton SN J. Kropelnicki SN A. Loney SN R. Marshall 136 " 7 SNJ.McMuller SN L. Murdoch SN R.Murray SN R. Oxiey SN R. Paris SN R. Steinborn SN T. Thorsen SAA. Almes SA R. Gibson SAM. Johnston SN R. Peterson SECOND DIVISION GMGC B. Burton LTJG J. R. Lane Second Division Officer J GAAGl R. Caulfield GMG2 T. Gregovich GMG2 P. Lougee G AG2 J. Mehfond GAAG3T.Ervin V GMG3 A. Hoovler GMG3 R. McGowan GMG2 H. Sanders, Jr. SN D. Barbour SN E. Boos -«is -.- SN J. Cartwright SNJ.Dowd SN M. Edwards i SN D. Fries SN C.Fisher SNE.Gaibrois SNM. Handson SN A. Haskell SN T. Hess SN M. Hoff SN D. Hoover 138 SNJ.Holloran SNG. Inlow SN R. Levi SN P. Pusztai SN R.Terry r THIRD DIVISION BM2L. Venable BM3J.Yakscoe BAASN P. Parnell SN R. Amoruso SN C. Banks SN R. Carpenter LTJG A. J. Chagnon Third Division Officer SNR. Combs SN W. Daniels SN P. D ' Aulerio J[ J 139 3 V 1, . (f V k SN R.Davis SN D. Fight BAA2E.Hussey SN J. Johnson SN C. Levy, Jr. SN K.Orlando SN J. Smith SN T. Stengel SN J. Strickland SN P. Sevign SNR.Warthan SN L. Wessel SA Blanks SA D. Hubschman SA R. Iglesias SA S. Koss SA R. AAakowiec SA A. Owens SA W. Stev art SAJ.Tw iddy ii f FOURTH D I V I S I N T %i LTJG L. Predtechenskis Fourth Division Officer mmm ' t: BM3R.Jegeia BAA3 R. Perry SN W. Baker SN W. Brooks j l BAAl F. Bell BM2 AA. Peel BAA3 C. Baker SN G.Bryant SN E. Cheely SN D. Colby SN J. Davis SNJ.Furniss SN R.Gaines SN E. Gardner SN J. Garrison SN W. Green SN S. Hart 141 SNJ.King SK2Gandarilla SN A. Maddox, Jr. SN G. Malott SN W. Martens SN C. AAcAAullen iHHii iCi— ywi . teit)Lt-kii- . Y Qk 1 SN J. AAcTiernan SN J. Norton SN S. Oliver SN D. Pore SN P. Reed SN M. Richards SN R. Schreiber SN J. Sheridan SN L. Sinnmons SNJ.Snnith SN R. Stikes SN H. Thomas 142 f 7 7 SNW. Wheat, Jr. SNL. Wilburn SN J. Wilson SNL. Wingo SA B. Anderson SA R. Boyet ENSG. Mitchell, Jr. Fourth Division JO ■ii-n ' - ' ■ ' m ' ' . I- SA W. Connbs SN Lyons SA D. Miller SA R. Rego SA K. Zinn 143 FIFTH DIVISION W GMGC M. Jones GAAGl J. Logan GMG2 R. Bosiex LTJG B. R. Watts Fifth Division Officer y GMG2 R. Kindle GAAG3 R. Antil GMG3 G.Brown GMG3C.Crowl GAAG3 R. Freitas GMG3M. Friggitti GMG3 C. Harrell GAAG3 A. AAeinke SNH.AIford SN AA. Berry SN W. Brooks 144 SN J. Clark SN T. Fitzmier SNM. McGaugh SNM. O ' Hara SN R. Smythe 1 SNW. Taber SA R. Maples SA A. Bennett • m ' lea, ENSD. W. Plumb Sixth Division Officer ,-, ,«,;-• rKKftMH Kms MiBm, SIXTH D I V I S I N i? GMGl R. Trinnnner GMG3T. Cocco GMG3J.Juhase GMG3 T. McClintock GMG3 R. Weller 145 r . 1 SN W. Bean GMGSN J. Warner SN R. Baumhover SN G. Bousnnan SN D. Brown SNJ.Carbone SN D. Dannunzio SN E. Epstein SN R. Frazier SN H. Herbey SNE.Roe SNR. Simmer SN R. Theobald SAE. Branhart SAW. Morton 146 SEVENTH DIVISION LTJG N. E. Bell Seventh Division Officer ENSAA. W. Howell Seventh Division JO I SN J.OIiva ■ C - BAA3R.Gale BMSN G. Fabre BMSN L. Leavell SNJ.Angley SN J. Evinger V SN H. Brown SA R. Brillhart SN K. Descoteaux 147 ihcf 7 7 SN F. Dunham SN S. Friesen SN O. Fryhoxer SN R. Holt SN D. Karche 9 7 .m.t. yi SN J. Lewis SN R. Martin SN S. Major SN T. Morse SN J. Reynolds FN C. Roach SN T.ROBINSON SN J. Steverson SN D. Thompson SN J. Tillman SA F. Carotenuto SA L. Howe SA D. Jotfe y SAJ.Miltner SAR. Seek, Jr. SA D. Strader . 148 FOX DIVISION .a«.j ENS R.S.Thurlow Fox Division JO LTJGT. H. Reynolds, Jr. Fox Division Officer FTG1 Reichenbach FRG2 R. Connpfon FTG3 D. Bain FTG3J.Berg FTG3W. Diel if t Y FTCAAA. Boggs FTGC H. Goad FTGl E. Buelow FTG3 P. Gonzales FTG3 P. Honsberger FTG3C. Lutz FTG3 R. Newton FTG3 J. Recchia 149 V FTG3 R.Smith FTGSN B. Bulman FTGSN J. Digiacomo FTGSN J. Dowell FTGSN W. Firman FTGSN D. Grader FTGSN J. Greenberg FTGSN J. Gregory FTGSN R. Gunn FTGSN C. Herrera ' ' -- ' X " FTGSN D.Hughes FTGSN G. Hughes FTGSN S. Larson FTGSN S. Loth V r FTGSN N. Meshaw FTGSN J. Norgard FTGSN T. Often FTGSN G. Porter 150 i i N FTGSN L. Raisor FTGSN D. Rapacz SN L. Opperman SN D. Reid SN J. Smith SN D. Tomei FTGSN D. Woelfel SN C. Allan SN T. Beamer SN H. Brennan mm ix wmtttmti Msmai SN D. Brown SN J. DiGiaconno SN F. Fehr SN H. Horan . 4 ' SN W.Kay SN R. DiGiacomo SN S. Kennedy SN T. Kidd SN M. Kohart SN E. Musselman SN M. Northcutt SN L. Webster 151 MARINE DETACHMENT Captain K. H. Hutzler CO. Marine Detachnnent IstLT.M. Edwards IstSGTJ.Tutch GYSGT T.Isaac SGT H. Savage CPL P. Boucher CPLG. Brown CPL E.Coleman CPL R. Diaz CPL R.Garrett CPLJ.Gmutza 152 » CPL V. Gray CPL D. McCoy CPL E. Poole CPL D. Swan CPL E. Thomas CPLJ.Tillson LCPLC.Avey LCPLJ.Brown LCPL G.Harris LCPL F. AAcConnell LCPLJ. Richards LCPLH.Stapleton LCPLT. Virgin 153 PFC P. Barry FFCC. Boyce PFC R. Nikia PFC R. Patterson PFC W. Roberts PFC D. Stengele LCPL W. Teasley PFC R.Thomas ' t ' i .. f - - . , ' - We received many congratulations II At times we were homesick BUT THE BEST PORT WAS YET TO COME.... Met a lot ot people trom interesting places . And sometimes just rested HOMECOMING MAY i ' ILI ■ tS te A. n% .t J . . . ..V ' ' H - • 156 1968 NORFOLK, VA. ;«;-. W ' 157 158 ' i kd ff ' 159 1967-68 CRUISE BOOK STAFF Editor-in-Chief D. AA. Agin Lt, DC Assistant Editor K. H. Hutzler Capt, AAC Business AAanager R. AA. Goff Ltjg Business AAanager T. R. Davidson Ens Layout Editor W. S. Evans JO-3 Photography Editor H. L. Doyle PH-2 STAFF R. P. Binner PH-3 S.CasaultPH-3 S. R. EllwoodPH-3 D. Kronin JO-3 D. Block JO-3 Contributing Photographers J. R. Lane Ltjg D. Jones Ltjg W. R. Fannin SAA-3 P. A. Brown AAAA-2 D. AAyersAAR-3 W 915 W. list Street Mlrceiilie, Mo., Uii. Al Norfolk, Virginia p Trails Critical Elevations • 0000 Escarpments ' ' ' " " Division of Insular Sovereignty (Land areas only) NOTE: The pari of VIETNAM jhown on thij chart is north of the KU-W ' i . 7 o i - ;vi y -J- t- r ' »C- .f %lP iZB9 }, x-o— 1 1 ' •- " • - M y " " -Zl . 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