Shields (DD 596) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1963

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O IVIANDI G CFFICERS SEPT '61-APRIL '63 " - SQsSS:ifS.1 .11 .tri CAPTAIN R. L. WESSEL, USN Commander Howard J. Ursettie, U. Navy, the present Commanding Officer was born in Harvey, Illinois, 1922. He attended Depauw University, and was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1944. Commander Ursettiels first duty was in USS Philadelphia. He later served as Executive Olhcer, USS LSM 370, Executive Officer, USS Porterfield CDD-6821, and Com- manding Officer, USS Carronade CIFS-ID. He has been with Armed Forces Special VVeapons Project, Special Weapfaiis Unit 1233: Staff lVIilitary Sea Transportation Service, Pacific Area: and his most recent assignment was Naval Operations Officer, Navy Section Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam. He wears the following campaign and service medals z American Defense Area, European A rea, World War II Victory, Korean Service-two stars, United Nations Service, China Service, and Armed Forces Expedi- tionary. Commander and Mrs. Ursettie, the former Miss ,loan M. Remillard of lVlinneapolis, lVlinneso1a, have six chilclirn- Catherine, Mary Margrel, llowarrl, Daniel and .laincs They will make their lionnr in San llicifo falilornia. Captain Robert l.. Wessel, U. Navy, past Command- ing Ollicer, was born in Fresno, California in Qlune 1919. Ile graduated from the School of Engineering, University of California in May 1941, entered the naval service in November 1941 and was commissioned Ensign in luly 1942. During VVorld VVar II, Captain VVessel served in Nfotor Torpedo Boats in the South Pacihc and Philippine cam- paigns from Guadalcanal to Leyte. He also participated in the Southern France campaign with lVIotor Torpedo Boat Squadron Fifteen. His PT commands included TTs 124, 127, 188 and MTB Squadron Eleven. Following Worlcl VVar 11, Captain VVessel served as Ope- rations Officer in USS N. K. Perry CDIDR-8831 : Executive Officer, USS F. E. Evans CDD-7541 1 Navigator, USS Toledo CCA-133D z and Operations and Executive Officer USS Roc- hester CCA-124j. He has Commanded USS Shields since 13 September 1961. Captains VVessel's present shore duty billet is with the Defense Atomic Support Agency, Field Command, as Officer in Charge, Livermore Branch Lawrence Radiation Labora- tories. APRIL '63 - . , . COMMANDER 11.1. URSETTIE, USN

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