Princeton (LPH 5) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1966

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Captain T. J. Gallagher, Jr., ' Past Commanding Officer Captain Thomas J. Gallagher, Jr. attended Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, and was commissioned an Ensign, 16 July 1941, after earning the wings of a Naval Aviator at the Naval ,Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, in the Navy's Aviation Cadet Program. The Captain's first tour of duty was with VF-72 as assistant flight 'officer where he was promoted to Lieutenant Qjunior gradej in Sep- tember 1942, During this tour Captain Gallagher was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and two Air Medals for his participation in the Battles of Santa Cruz and Guadalcanal. It was at the Battle of Santa Cruz, that VF-72's car- rier base USS HORNET was lost. As a Lieu- tenant, Captain Gallagher was aflight instructor with VFOTU-1. He saw two tours as Executive Officer of VFB-151 and VFB-17. Promotion to Lieutenant,Commander came in October 1945, while with VFB-17. A After completing General Line School in May 1947, the Captain served as Executive Officer of VF-2B and in August 1943, assumed command of VF-23. In 1949 he reported for a tour of duty at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland with the Test Pilot Training Center and Armament Test Facility. . Duty on the staff of Commander Carrier Division Six as assistant operations officer was next. The Captain was promoted to Commander in July 1953 and assumed the job of Staff Oper- ations. Officer, From April 1954 to June 1955, he served as operations and development officer with VX3. After duty in Flight Test at NATS Patuxent River and a period as a student at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Captain Gallagher became Executive Officer and Commanding Of- ficer of VX3. In June 1959 he reported for duty as Execu- tive --Officer of the attack carrier, USS HANCOCK. The Captain attained his present rank in July 1960, and served on the faculty of the In- dustrial College of the Armed Forces for two years, From June 1962 to January 1964, he was Deputy Chief of Staff of Commander Oper- ational Test and Evaluation Force in Norfolk, Virginia. Captain Gallagher then assumed com- mand of the ammunition ship, USS MT. BAKER, until March 1965. After a brief period of helicopter training, Captain Gallagher took command of the USS PRINCETON on 19 June 1965. Captain Gallagher and his wife, the former Jeanne Crowley of Boston, Massachusetts, have six children.



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Captain Tazewell Shepard,Jr. f Present Commanding Officer Captain.Tazewell Taylor Shepard, Jr. as- A sumed command of the amphibious assault ship USS Princeton at Cam Rahn Bay, Viet Nam on June 16, 1966. Captain Shepard came to Princeton with a distinguished naval career highlighted by the years 1961 to 19.64 when he served as Naval Aide to the late President John F. Kennedy. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Captain Shepard is a 1942 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. As a junior officer, he saw consider- able action in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco. In the process, the Captain was awarded the Navy Cross, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with nine battle stars, ' In the immediate post-war years, the Cap- tain underwent flight training at the.Naval Air Stations at Corpus Christi, Texas and Pensacola, Florida. From 1949 until 1952, Captain Shepard attended the Naval Post Graduate School and the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Master of Science degree in Applied Physics. From then until 1960 he un- dertook a variety of assignments, most of them in Naval Aviation, including command of Heavy AttackSquadron 15. In 1964 Captain Shepard completed his tour in the White House and was given his first com- mand at sea--the fleet oiler USS, Aucilla. From 1965 until assuming command of Princeton, the Captain served with the Office of the Secretary of the Navy in Washington, D. C., where he was a member of the Retention Task Force. 4 Among his other achievements, the Captain is the author of a book published in November, 1965, entitled JOHN F. KENNEDY, MAN OF THE SEA. Captain Shepard is married to the former Julia Ann Sparkman of Huntsville, Alabama, daughter of Senator and Mrs. John Sparkman. They have one son, Tazewell III, born January 8, 1954.

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