Waldron (DD 699) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1960

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Waldron (DD 699) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1960 Edition, Page 8
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THE PAGES THAT FOLLOW DEPICT PORTIONS FROM THE LIVES OF SOME TWO HUNDRED AND FORTTV MEN AND OFFICERS-DURING A SIX MONTH PERIOD w CRUISING AS VQRT OF. THE U.S. SIXTH FLEET IN I MEDITERRANEaxiMIamHE CHANGES ARE THAT THE STORY WILL BE PERSONALIZED FOR YOU BY THIS BOOKIS OWNER. LIKEWISE, THE CHANCES ARE VERY GOOD THAT HE'LLSI-IAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THE WALDRON'S"'MED CRUISE OF NINETEEN SIXTY." HE HAS GOOD REASON TO BE PROUD OF HIS SHIP DURING THIS CRUISEQQQEIQR IT WAS ON THIS CRUISE THAT HE AND HIS SHIPMAQEEESEFEARNED FOR THE WALDRON ITS FIRST BATTLE EFFICIENCY "E THE AWARDING OF THIS MERIT TAKES PLACE ANNUALLY AT THE CLOSE OF THE COMPETITIVE YEAR. THE BATTLE EFFICIENCY IS AWARDED BY THE COMMANDER,ADESTROYER FO CES ATLANTIC, TO THE SHIP INwETACH,SQUADRON WHIC SI-IAS THE HIGHEST OVERALL ANECRTALGE-'OF COM.PETITIVIfIEXERC3lSE SCORES AND REBIABILITTY AND SMARTNESS GRADES. THE MEN WALDRON REALIZE THIS AND WEAR THE WITHVGREAT PRIDE. BUT TO THEM, WINNING THE HAQQSHAQ A GREATER SIGNIFICANCE. IT HAS IDENTIFIED,jfAj VaGPERIOD OF SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY ASAHAVING BjE'E1BQNEARER THEIR BEST EFFORTS . . . AS BEING AWTYPT3 OF SERVICE BOTH DESIRED AND DESIRABLE. IT HAS PROVEN AGAIN THE OLD NAVY AXIOM, "A TAUT SHIP IS A HAPPY SHIP." A X V 'R I N

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