Wallace L Lind (DD 703) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1957

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4294 . .1 1,f'51..p1u..:C Commander Frederick J. RUDER joined the Navy in 1935, having graduated from high school in Colum- bus, Ohio, and served as a seaman on the U, S, S, WEST VIRGINIA, He entered the Naval Academy in 1937, and was commissioned an ensign in February, 1941. December 7, 1941 found him in Pearl Harbor, and la- ter, while on the U. S. S. PHE LPS QDD 3605 he participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, and several other Pacific engagements. He served aboard the U.S.S. DOYLE, and then reported to sub- marine school in 1944. After graduating from submarine school Commander fthen lieutenantj RUDER com- pleted three war patrols on the U, S, S, HADDO, receiving the bronze star. He then went to the U. S. S. DACE as executive officer and completed one more war patrol. In 1946, as Commanding Officer of the U. S. S. DACE, he decommissioned her and went on to the U,S,S, BURRFISH, and later to the U.S.S. REQUINf Commander RUDER has since served as Personal Aide to Vice Admiral A, D. STRUBLE, DCNO for Opera- tions, and on the Staff of ACNO Undersea Warfare, Rear Admiral C. B. Momseng as executive officer of the U. S. S. ARGONAUT, as Commanding Officer of the U, S, S, BECUNA, on the Staff of COMOPDEVFOR in Nor- folk, and on the Staff of U, S, CINCEUR in Paris, France. He has commanded the U, S, S. WALLACE L. LIND CDD 7031 since September 1956, and was in the Mediterranean with her when the Suez was closed. Commander RUDER, with his wife, the former Elizabeth Cathleen Caples of Arlington, Massachusetts, and their two children, Mary Karen, 13, and Frederick Joseph, Jr. , 10, reside in Norfolk, Virginia.

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B. u 113. i for i 7- 3'rx,,, I R K Sag-1. hs. ge SL- ,- 'Qqftb xv enemy planes damaged by gun fire and four shot down. From the end of the war until September 1950, the LDNID served mostly as a training ship for Naval Reserve personnel, and made a 4 1X2 months cruise to the Mediterranean with the Sixth Fleet. In September of 1951, the LIND left Norfolk to participate in the Korean War, where she remained until 17 April 1952. In 1953, the LIND made a yard period and prepared herself for a world cruise, which was later cancelled, leaving the LIND to perform in operations out of the Norfolk area. In November 1954, she began a five months yard overhaul ending in March of 1955, when at which time, she once again prepared for another Mediterranean Cruise. On 20 July 1956, the LIND once again left for the Mediterranean and Sixth Fleet, this time, an eyewitness to the Suez Crisis, and her third trip. She returned to Norfolk on 7 December 1956 where she remained until July 1, 1957, except for two short cruises to Cuba and the North Atlantic.



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U. S. S. WALLACE L. LIND lDD-703i Care of Fleet Post Omce New York, New York Families and Friends of the USS Wallace L. Lind h the Sixth We have completed another trip in the Mediterranean Sea wit Fleet. This trip has been very successful in that, not only have we received . . . b t l able training with one of the United States first line of defense teams, u va u also because we have associated with the people of other foreign countries. Our nation is a world leader. Everything that affects us is reflected throughout the world. Because of our position in the world, these visits to strange and distant ports give us opportunities to learn about the people of the world who look to us for leadership. By our brief contacts with these different people we can understand more clearly what their reactions are to the deeds of the United States. This broader understanding helps us as citizens to influence the decisions which the United States makes with respect to foreign countries. The way the personnel of the United States Navy behave for misbehavej in foreign ports influences the people of those ports in forming opinions about the United States. These opinions mixed with many other factors becomes the na- tional policy of that country towards the United States. We, of thc Lind, feel that we have left favorable impressions in the ports we have visited and we are proud of our record. We also feel that we have received training which, if the "chips" are down, will offer protection to you and our country against any attempts to destroy our manner of living. This book shows you the progress of the Lind during the Med Cruise of 1957, where your son, your husband or close friend has been involved in opera- ting, maintaining, cursing and loving that most versatile and proud ship of the U. S. Navy -- the destroyer. Sincerely, Frederick J. Ruder Commander, U. S. Navy Commanding Officer

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