Ticonderoga Apollo Recovery (CVS 14) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1972

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'x i! ea ' D. , if Q .. 11 - ""'mk Since 1 944. TICO DEROGA is there When history is made. 1 U ii i 1 ll i 1 P K i I B oi L I , l i l r I P I ,V T ll It 4 i c Your ship was 28 years old on 8 May 1972. Throughout those years, TICONDEROGA has done much to maintain America's freedom. Our technology made her a reality, but what it took for TICONDEROGA to do her job was not technology, it was you, theman in the engine room who controlled. and maintained the boilers under almost unbearable working conditionsg it was the man who worked five hours in the hot sun aloft repairing a navigational aid, it was the man on ,the flight deck doing his part amidst constant danger. ,c i I ' ' ' . As long as men come forth for their country to serve unselfishly. as you have, this great nation shall endure. T r TICONDEROGNS men have served magnificently in the past. One hundred and forty-one gave their lives in the battle of the Philippine Sea during World War II in order that America might survive. They have earned TICO five Battle Stars, the Navy Uccupational Medal, and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Badge. Vietnam! TICONDEROGA'S crew again was called forth for the cause of freedom. During five at-sea periods on the line in six months, the men of TICGNDEROGA didnot let her miss one day of scheduled operations in order that another country might survive. For their supreme efforts in this long war, TICONDEROGNS men earned her two Navy Unit Citations and the Meritorious Unit Citation. , TICO and her crew were chosen as participants in yet another great' mission-that of the Prime Recovery' Ship for Apollo 16. Through recovering three astronauts and their spacecraftg you, the team that insures America's freedom, have proudly and successfully projected her into another chapter of man's greatest venture---the exploration of outer space. The contribution of TICONDEROGA and each member of her crew to this mission in the cause of freedom for all mankind is in keeping with her historic role "Guardian of Freedom". i A - This book tells of your chapter in her proud history. . X I 53 ,wwfT+,e.,,1,4wfWQYourA bg

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