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CAPTAIN FRANK T. HAMLER, USN
Captain Frank T. Hemler is a native of East Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated
from Shaw High School, attended Purdue University, and went to the U.S. Naval
Academy, where he was part of the Reserve Sixth Battalion, the original
"Ninety Day Wonders." Commissioned in 1944, he was assigned to the destroy-
er USS MCNAIR QDD-697D as an engineering officer. He became a qualified
engineering officer, an OOD underway, and then was accepted into the regular
Navy. Captain Hemler then served in the USS ABBOTT, the USS ERBEN, and
USS BUCKLEY, rising to Executive Officer.
Flight training came next, at Corpus Christi, Pensacola, and Jacksonville.
Subsequent squadron tours in All Weather Squadron 33, Attack Squadron l2 and
2l2, and Carrier Air Group l. Most recently he was Commanding Officer of
VA-212, flying off the carrier USS HANCOCK.
Captain Hemler has a master 's degree in Aeronautical Engineering atM. l.T. He's had
duty in the Propulsion Branch of the Office of Naval Research. He had served as the
Navy representative on the NACA committee for propulsion and then on the NASA com-
mittee for propulsion. He has completed the Command and Staff Course at the Naval War
Col lege.A combined tour of the Naval Electronics Laboratory, the Fleet Anti-Warfare
Training Center in San Diego, and the Fleet Computer Programming Center,
Pacific, enabled him to become a computer programmer, manage programmers
makingaStrike Warfare Program, and be in charge of installing the original
Navy Tactical Data System at a shore activity.
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Commander Louis C. Potter was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on 2I March I928.
He joined the Navy as an Aviation Cadet on I2 July I946 following two years of
attendance at the University of Missouri School of Engineering. On I2 December
I946 he became Aviation Midshipman and served in that rank as a flight student
and Naval Aviator until he was commissioned as an Ensign on I3 December I948.
He served for 3 years with Patrol Squadron 2I in Atlantic Fleet Operations.
Following tours with Ground Control Approach Unit I4 at the Naval Air Station,
N.Y., and Air Transport Squadron 2I in the Pacific, CDR Potter attended the
University of Kansas where he majored in Industrial Management and received
a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in January I958.
CDP Potter complyeged the General Line School at Monterey, California, in
September I958 tiiindfgraduated from the Air Intelligence School in Washington,
D.C.,,gin July I9Q,22zSubsequentIy, he served las Air Intelligence Officer on
the unwkywoygember I96I. Commander Potter reported
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Advancements come through study,
practice, and hard work. One must prove
oneself capable, particularly of accept-
ing additional responsibility. Those
advanced on this cruise were:
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GPERATIG DEP RTMENT
LCDR Fl. B. lVlcQuay
The Operations Officer is responsible for
gathering and dissemination of information
by any and all of several complex channels:
the combat information center, the naval
communications system, the registered
publications system, etc. He also is
responsible for keeping all interested
parties in the naval chain of command
thoroughly informed of UNlON"s status, by
means of the many complicated reporting
systems to which he is responsible.
By means of a small, but welletrained team
of men, LCDR McQuay always kept things
in perspective and always seemed to have
a "book" solution to any problem that a-
rose. Mr. McQuay's leadership is of a
personal yet authoritative nature, brought
about by his natural friendliness, com-
bined with a high degree of skill and com-
petence at his iob, which inspires and
encourages those who work with him.
Operations types will remember: KEY-
CARD, SPECIAL VAC-TEAM, ONE-
ALFA, "STORE", OPAREA BARBARA
BRAVO THREE and FOUR, CASREP,
SITREP, MOVREP, and UNREP, and other
LTCjgJ R. Batchelder
RNI3 L.N. Brigner
RM3 A. Derrickson
CYN3 D.C. Frank
RIVI3 K.T. Glaze
The Rcldiornon's lite seems cm bit soft to outsiders who
know nothing of eight hour watches through the night,
but long watches tell only ci port ofthe story. A BOAT
Rodiomcin can be ci mighty tired individuolfcis well
os .mighty frustrated.
Bod news to ci Rodiomon is cl missing number.. Good
news to o Rodiomon is CI guordshift.
RNICS L.L. Lindenmayer
RMC D.W, Cooper
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specialty, from AOTU throughout the cruise. "Rico-f
chet" kept us hopping, and "Chernung" kept us gagging
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OS Division is composed of the UNlON's capable Sig-
nalmen, or shivvie-wavers, if you prefer. Respon-
siblefor visual communication by any and all of sev-
eral means, a Signalman spends ,long hours practic-
ing on the light and flags.
During all of UNlON's boat operations, the Signalmen
were there, and although often referred to as second-
ary comm, they were many times the only way of
reaching the ship.
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SM3 S,P, Lomp
SIVISN JR. Romero
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repairs and maintenance on the ship's radars, radios,
fathometer, LORAN, and occasionally, the Xerox
On this cruise, a small gang of ET's kept up with a
large number of headaches. Among them: the SPS-
4 RADAR, URC-9's, the seal around the
transducer, and the girls of Village Two fhow
about it, Electrode?l.
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ETR3 W.F. Hamaker
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ETR3 W.J. Nevens
ETRSN J.T. Rush
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On October l5, l969, the UNION, along
with the rest of Amphibious Squadron ONE
participated in the Eighth Annual Viet-
namese Awards Ceremony, during which
several coveted awards and medals ofthe
Republic of Vietnam were presented to
American servicemen. Key dignitaries
resent included Adm John J H land,
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c'lNcPAcFn.T, T.-on This-n Khiem, Prime
Minister, RVN, Vice Adm. William F.
Bringle, COMSEVENTHFLT, and.Rear
Adm. Edwin M. Rosenberg, COMPHIB-
The ceremony was highlighted by a dem-
onstration of amphibious tactics and
maneuvers designed to demonstrate the
versatility and mobility of amphibious
forces during a military striking opera-
UNlON's participation was an excellent
opportunity to "Show our stuff" and we
were organized. well in advance.
lf the letters and messages that came in
afterward were any indication, one would
have to say the ceremony was an out-
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The Deck Department of USS UNION- saw
the maiority ot' the action on the cruise,
that is, if loading ARG material For 24
hours straight through the first long,
rainy night anchored in Da Nang Harbor
is what anyone calls action.
Rainy nights loading cargo in Da Nang
were the rule in November as UNION made
lifts of marines and cargo to Okinawa.
But despite long hours and little sleep,
the deck hands moved countless pallets,
CON EX boxes, vehicles, and crates of all
shapes and sizes, without a hitch, and
always in record time.
Advancements in rate in Deck Department
came through hard work and study ofthe
Boatswain's Mate rating. Of all the
advancements that took place on the cruise,
the most significant was the advancement
of Mr. Ross to Lieutenant Commander.
His leadership and devotion to duty were
an outstanding example to us all.
ENS W.J. Cornish
BIVICS H. Large
For lst Divison,'WESTPAC '69 was a challenge, an
experience, and many emotions. Responsible for all
deck spaces forward of the superstructure, the men
expected a lot of work but never dreamed how much.
However, behind the leadership of a fine group of
petty officers, they effectively met and conquered
Da Nang, Ready Group Bravo, Keystone Cardinal
cargo, .lifts to Okinawa, and aid to the Coast Guard
at French Frigate Shoals.
WESTPAC'69 meant more than hard work however,
shopping sprees in places like Hawaii, Japan, and
Okinawa, beer bashes in Da Nang, the deck party
in Koza City, Okinawa, and the development of
strong friendships with shipmates who had previously
been only new faces.
The cruise wasatime of ambition and despair, ioy
and disappointment, but especially, pride in a iob
well done. The men in First Division and the men
of UNION were a team that pulled together unself-
ishly in service to their country. Such a service
will always remember and be proud.
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WESTPAC'69 proved to be an extremely busy time
for Deck Department. Second Division, responsible
for everything aft of the superstructure, was no ex-
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the handling of "Keystone Cardinal" lifts in between,
Second Division seemed to be ever-present on the
decks and piers with their swing boom, 'grinding
winches and grinning faces. Although the hours were
long and the work hard, the men seemed to thrive
on this new found comradeship. From Refresher
Training and Amphibious Training to Del Mar on I7
December, the spirit never died. Second Division,
"Second to None", and nobody better say anything
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LTCjgJ T.E. Strasbaugh
The maiority of the action on the cruise was seen by
the boat group. With the loading and offloading of
UNION and other ships in Ready Group Bravo, Third
Division worked many long hours in occasional
tropical downpours, sweltering heat and even the
pitch .black of night. The boats were also employed
in Operation "DEFIANT STAND" in September, a
practice amphibious landing in Da Nang Harbor in
October, and numerous trips to Red Beach, Tien Sha
Landingtand Buckner Bay Boat Basin for those well-
deserved and well-spaced liberty runs! Who could
ever forget the comfortable wardrobe the boat group
was sup lied with lflak iackets under kapok's with
helmets or the outstanding night accomodations at
the fuel barge inn, Da Nang! But with a hard-nosed
effort we all survived the cruise and were very happy
to see it end.
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One ofthe many responsibilities of 4th Division dur-
ing the cruise was to insure that all aboard were A
'qualified to operate all weapons From a .45 cal. pistol
to .50 cal. machine gun. This, combined with other
proiects like maintaining UNlON's armament, 40 mm
gun mounts and small guns, in maximum operation
condition, kept this division quite busy
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The Combat Cargo Officer on an LKA usually
ends up as a ship's secretary or legal officer
with the distinction of always being the "only
Marine" aboard. Both a movie critic and the
butt of many of the wardroom's jokes, lst Lt.
Bob Caudill went up to the bridge and became
a qualified underway watchstander. However,
the true function of a Combat Cargo Officer be-
came known with the "Keystone Cardinal" lifts.
Arranging for the swift and smooth operations
of these lifts, it was necessary for him to make
several flights from Okinawa to Viet Nam., He
proved to be a credit to both the UNION and
the Corp. in his work and contributed signifi-
cantly. to the overall success of the "Keystone
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This cruise was a working one for Supply
as it was for the rest of the ship. We found
ourselves using many new sources of
supply from the new, fully-automated AFS
to the AO with its limited supply of fresh
provisions. We seldom saw a supply center
and often had to use our imagination and
ingenuity in seguring the- things we needed.
Several of our people tackedon crows,
Galantino, Blount, and Ritter all made
third class and Cervantes made second
Supply was not untouched by the beard
growing craze as Greer, SHI, Cunningham,
SH2, Boyer, SH3, Simonian, SN, and Emery
SKS, all sported whiskers for several
months. Only Emery and Greer stuck out
to the end, however.
We will remember many things from this
cruise as we go to our seperate duty sta- '
tions but those that will remain foremost
in our minds are: 47,928 cans of soda sold,
7735 gallons of milk drunk, 4552 dozen
eggs served, S286,606 paid, rainy box
splitting inreps, deck sentry and plot board
watches, the galley underway, and the rol-
ling. sleepless nights we suffered together.
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CARGO LOADING AND
Onloading and off-loading of cargo
was the name of the UNlON's
seemingly endless game in the
autumn of I969. We took on Hand-
clasp in San Diego and unloaded it
in Okinawa, where we took on L-
form. The we went to Da Nang,
where we took on Ready Group
landing material and Marines.
Late in October, we loaded the
First of Keystone Cardinal freight
for Further transfer to Okinawa.
After off-loading that Freight in
Okinawa, we off-loaded our Ready
Group and L-form material onto
the USS WASHTENAW COUNTY
QLST-l l66l. Then we were off to
Da Nang for another load of Key-
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and we took off for Okinawa, returning to
Da Nang a short lO days later for another
load. That must have been a record for a
ship of our class.
The lastload was safely in Okinawa, retro- T
grade was onboard and we were underway 2
for CONUS on the 29th of November. '
The happy reunions were many when UNION T
made it home for Christmas, and many
thanks are due to the hard-working men who
labored. long hours under poor conditions l
so the UNION could meet an impossibly 1
tight schedule. 1
The Deck Department, led by Mr. Ross, the l
First Lieutenant, 'assisted by Mr. Caudill, Q
the Combat Cargo Officer, worked without l
a single serious injury to any UNION per- l
sonnel, which was the most outstanding
achievement of all.
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But the high-speed runs between Da Nong
and Okinawa couldn't have been mode
without the ship's engines being in peak
Anytime you have a ship thot's 25 years
old still making the top speed she was
designed to make, for days on end, you've
got hard-working boilermen and machin-
ist's mates who know their stuff. Just ask
CHMACH Jim Bergan, CWO-2.
It was o team effort by all departments
thot got the UNION home in time For
Christmas, and the spirit ot teamwork
which was the highlight of the cruise,
will not be forgotten.
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This cruise was a hard-work cruise For
Engineering Department, just as every-
one else. The hot watches in the engine
room were tempered by an occasional
"smoke watch" topside fthe only open-
air "engine room" watch you'll ever standl,
but the men of M and B Divisions continued
to look for relief to the scuttlebutt in the
forward end ofthe engine room.
"A" Gang worked long hours keeping boats
running that just couldn't seem to see it.
But run they did, For practice landings, '
endless loading and offloading evolutions,
and oh-so-sweet liberty runs.
R 'Division will always remember their
helicopter platform, truly a commendable
piece of work, especially at mail call.
And the duty electrician Cwhoever he wasl
in E Division will never forget falthough-
we're sure he'd like tol being summoned
to number three hatch.
LT J.F. lconis
Engineering Officer Most of all, the Engineering Department
will never forget cleaning Firesides and
watersides underway as the UNION steamed
toward a rendezvous with Christmas in
San Diego. Or was it Tern Island?
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ENC W.L. Barnes E
EN3 D.P. Nordberg
FN D.E. Ogden
FN C.W. Richter
The UNlON's main battery, her boats, was given a
rigorous workout in amphibious underway training
iust before the ship deployed to WESTPAC. The
experience was invaluable for the assault boat .
engineers of "A" Division and it enabled each one to
assessthe capabilities and problem areas of the
engineering plant in his boat. When the UNION per-
formed a practice onefalfa in Okinawa it was expected
that all boats were again ready to meet all commit-
ments. By the time the UNION reached Da Nang, all
boats were ready.
Every assault boat engineer remembers the frequent
choice they had between standing three section
watches in the hole or spending the night on the boats
in the pouring rain. Both Aguilera and Tarro fondly
think back to the days when the gig and the LCPL '
demanded somuch of their attention. Taking the .
heads off the engines seemed to be a weekly occur-
rence. The,l.CPL, had the most enviable record,
though---two overhauls and one new engine.
"A" Division's most conspicuous success was lo-
cated on the fantail. The mechanical monstersthat
caused the crew to sweat during much of the last
cruise, kept the compartments cool this year and even
enabled cokes to be cooled when the ice machine was
locked. Warfield assumes much of the credit because
of the salt water cooling system he originated for the
starboard air conditioning diesel.
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Of the many divisions that aided in the overall success
of the ship's deployment, "E" 'Division efforts cannot
go unmentioned. Although new to the ship, joining
here in Yokosuka, EMCS Street, together with EMI
Barker, formed a most effective working team.
Through rainy' weather, frequent offloadings of boats
and three quick round trips between Vietnam and
Okinawa, thanks to "E" Divison, the deck winches held
up under the great strain. Their 24 hour services
enabled the equipment to be ready for all requirements,
even though two winches required new armatures.
While the crew would tend to forget the "crash" items
during the cruise, like boat light checks and forklift
battery recharging, they cannot fail to remember the
duty electrician rapid responses to the call of the
IMC, summoning him to number 3 hatch.
EIVIFN D. Buncie
IC1 H.S. Grant
EIVI3 Ft.F. I-Iowick
EM2 J. Lewen
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EIVI3 J.IVl. Volkman
EIVI3 J.J. Wolf
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The building of the Flight deck, the retirement of
CWO-2 Setcyk, and LTligl Brooks' "Firecrackers",
the Special Fire Team, will be the most outstanding
memories ofthe cruise For R Division.
Sandwiched in between will be memories of C and R
watches, Fire drills, plumbling problems lHey "Flush
where did you go?l and others.
We were all proud to see Chief Lathrop advanced to
E-8 on this cruise.
FA D. L. Bogany
SFIVI3 E.J. Bougger
DCFN H.J. Hagan
FN A. Korinek
DCC L.L. Clayton
DCCS T.D, Lathrop
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SFIVI3 J.E. Maguire
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Sefcyk in August, T969,
was the occasion for two
emotions: pride and sad-
ness. The pride was in a
job well done, in twenty-
two years of service, hard
work, and devotion. The
sadness was that sadness
which always comes when
a cherished friend and
"swallows the anchor".
Tony Sefcyk was not, and
will not be, forgotten by
the men he led and taught
CWO-2 E. Bergan
IVIIVICCSSJ L.C. Hoeffler
M Division is responsible for the ship's propulsion
machinery. This machinery was put to the test on
several high-speed runs between Da Nong and Oki-
nawa and during extended at-sea time in Amphibious
Ready Group operations. '
Thanks to M Division's hard work, supervised by
CHMACH W-2 Jim Bergan, it performed beautifully.
All engines ahead Flank, indicate 85 RPM's!!
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BT3 J.D. Gaberdiel
FN K. Keen
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B Division is charged with the responsibility For
maintenance, cleaning, and watchstanding with the
ship's two section-header type boilers.
That word cleaning will invoke memories to BTC
Cross and his men, who labored hard and fast on both
watersides and firesides in order that UNION might
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I-IMC K.W, Spence
The only thing longer than a chow line is a sick call
line on working party day, and the only thing shorter
than a captain's mast line is the sick call line on the
first day of liberty, or so it seemed to the corpsmen.
Medical sewed up 40 sailors, performed 5 minor
operations, dispensed 3000 aspirins and Fiorinals, -
5000 Cepacols, 5 gallons cough syrup ........
and l5 medical quarantine chits.
HIVI2 E. Forney
HNI1 W,A, Z,oet
The ship's Quartermasters, under the watchful eye of
tion well, almost dailyl and charted safe courses,
mostly From Da Nong to Okinawa and back again.
The most interesting course was the scenic route
we took coming home, via Midway and Tern Island
We travelled over 30,000 miles on this cruise and
didn't even come close to "shore duty".
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QIVIC W.A. Hazelton QNI3 ER. Blakeman
QM2 PLL. Morris
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LTCjgD J.Q. Adams
The bo s who load and unload UNlON's cargo and those who
stand those "Hot" watches in the engineroom may think that
X Division has it easy, but who puts the mail from home in
their hands and who makes sure that'Seaman Jones is ad-
vanced to Petty Officer Third Class on time? You guessed it--X
Division! The preceeding was iust two of the jobs we havep
those service records must be up to date, the Captain's letters
must get t ped, the POD must get out each day and the direc-
tives which we hold have to b'e kept up to date. X Division is
the UNlON's contact with the Navy chain of command and
handles the thoughts which you have put on paper. Notice
comes to us when we don't, instead of do-- -remember the
Captain's orders--we'd like to forget that one. Lastly, no
one comes aboard or can leave UNION unless that paperwork
is- done and we try to keep on top of it at all times. Many is
the night when the 'midnight oil' is burning in the ship's
office. Headwork can be as tiring as physical--in many ways.
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YN2 D,lVl. Smith
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