Ticonderoga Apollo Recovery (CVS 14) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1972

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S? Captain Edward A. Boyd U.S. Navg Commanding fficer USS TICCN EROGA

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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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Biography of Captain Boyd Captain Edward Ayres Boyd was born on 21 August 1920 in Louisiana, Missouri, but considers Rock Island, Illinois his home. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College and did graduate work in Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University. He entered the Navy as an Ensign in Washington, D.C. on July 3, 1944 and served as an Aerological Officer in the Southwest Pacific with advance base units in the Philippines, Japan, and Truk Island, Central Carolines. After World War II he attended Lighter-than-Air flight training in Lakehurst, New Jersey and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1947. Lieutenant Boyd then served in Airship Squadron One out of Santa Ana, California and Weeksville, North Carolina. He was assistant Engineering Officer, O and R Department, Lakehurst, New Jersey until he entered the Heavier-than-Air flight training in 1951. Upon completion of the HTA curriculum he was assigned to Patrol Squadron 26 at Brunswick, Maine in December 1952. In 1954, LCDR Boyd completed the Naval Aviation Safety Engineering course at the University of Southern California and was assigned to the Staff of Commander Fleet Air Wings Atlantic as Aviation Safety Officer. Hee attended Line School in, Monterey, California from January 1957 to November 1957, at which time he was ordered to the Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C. He served as Naval Liaison Officer to the Appropriations Committee, House of Representativesiuntil July 1960. Commander Boyd served as Executive Officer of VS-24 in Norfolk, Virginia and as Commanding Officer of VS-20, Quonset Point, Rhode Island from October 1961 until September 1962. Commander Boyd joined the USS Yorktown as Air Operations Officer in October 1962 and became the Air Officer in April 1963. Detached from the 'Fighting Lady' in 1964, Commander Boyd assumed command of Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 55 in October 1964, the first ASW Air Group to be utilized in the Vietnam war. Captain Boyd was ordered to the Office of DCNO for Research and Development in November 1965 where he served for three years as Head of Air Undersea Warfare Development. As additional duties his assignments included National Leader, TRI Partite Airborne Systems Panel, Sub-Group G3 U.S. Member Information Exchange Group II, NATO, and Deputy Liaison Officer, President's Scientific Advisor Committe for Naval Warfare. Captain Boyd took command of the USS Taluga QAO-621 on 23 December 1968. Following two deployments to WestPac where the 'Flying Red Horse' won the Navy "E" for operational excellence, he was ordered to Commander Naval Base Los Angeles-Long Beach as Chief of Staff 15 June 1970. On 14 December 1970, Captain Boyd assumed command of the USS TICONDEROGA fCVS-141. He was selected for Rear Admiral on 27 April 1972, the day that TICONDEROGA recovered Apollo 16.

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