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CAPTAIN BRYAN H. SMITH
Captain Smith graduated from the University of California NROTC and Was commissioned as Ensign
in 1936. During WW II he commanded minesvveepers and minesvveeper divisions in the Pacific. Since
then he has commanded the Destroyer VOGEL-GESANG and Destroyer Division ONE FORTY-TWO,
both in the Atlantic Fleet. He has twice served in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations and
commanded the Mine Warfare Evaluation Detachment at Key West, Florida. He has served as Chief
of Staff and Aide to Commander, Carrier Division EIGHTEEN, and as Chief of ,Staff and Aide to Com-
mander, Mine Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. During his tenure of command DIXIE has been flagship for
Commander, Cruisers and Destroyers, Pacific and currently for Commander, Destroyer Flotilla One.
UP011 ClG'C2lCl1mC11'f Captain Smith will report to COMELEVEN for separation processing incident to
retirement from a long and colorful naval career
Captain Smith Was awarded the Bronze Star Medal With Combat "V" and a gold Star in lieu of a
se ond Bronze Star Medal fOr m111eSWGSD1ng operations 1n the Pacific. He also Wears the Naval Reserve
Medal WW ll V1Cf0TY Medal NHVY occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
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The DIXIE Was relieved by the PRAIRIE in September 1949 and sailed for San Diego Where she
continued repairing destroyers until overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. After overhaul, the
DIXIE returned to San Diego Where she became nagship for Rear Admiral DuBose, Commander Cruiser-
Destroyer Force, Pacinc Fleet. '
The DIXIE left San Diego 9 July 1950 for Japan to assist in the Korean Campaign The DIXIE left
Japan and with the MISSOURI, MANCHESTER and seventeen destroyers, she participated in the
bombarding of the East Coast of Korea. The DIXIE departed for the U. S. in February 1951 to resume
duties as Flagship for Rear Admiral DuBose in San Diego. The DIXIE again left San Diego on 9
November 1954 for another tour of duty in the Western Pacinc, returning in 1955. Since 1955 the
DIXIE has made three tours to the Western Pacinc Zone. In 1957 the DIXIE served as nagship for
Rear. Admiral Rivero, Commander Destroyer Flotilla One. In 1958- she returned to San Diego and
serviced as nagship for Rear Admiral Smedburg, Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Forces Pacinc.
In January 1959, the DIXIE ,again returned to WestPac. She served as nagship for Destroyer Flotilla
ONE, Rear Admiral Weathervvax, Commanding. She visited such ports as Hong Kong, Beppu and
Sasebo. She returned to San Diego in August of 1959. While in San Diego, she served as flagship
for Rear Admiral U.AS. G. Sharp, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Forces Pacinc.
The DIXIE rotated again to WestPac in 1961 serving as flagship for Rear Admiral Leverton, ,Com-
Imander, Destroyer Flotilla ONE and Rear Admiral Waters. After returning to the West Coast, the
DIXIE Was given a FRAM overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and in July 1961 returned to San
Diego to become nagship for Rear Admiral Verden, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Forces Pacinc. The
DIXIE rotated again to WestPac for the present cruise in February 1962 and became nagship for Rear
Admiral Van Arsdall, Commander, Destroyer Flotilla ONE.
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CAPTAIN NEIL H. FISHER
Captain Fisher Was born in Balfour, North Dakota on 28 January 1917. He graduated from Fargo
High School, Fargo, North Dakota and attended North Dakota State College prior to graduation from
the U. S. Naval Academy-Class of 1940. He has attended post graduate school at the U. S. Naval
Academy and at John Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland.
Captain Fisher has served in the cruisers CINCINATTI and BALTIMORE, the Guided Missile Ship
NORTON SOUND, and the destroyers BRUSH and LOFBERG. He has also served as Gunnery Train-
ing Officer on the staff of Commander, Training Command, Pacific and as Commander Destroyer Divi-
sion SEVENTY TWO. He Was Program Director for Terrier and Tarter Guided Missiles' in the
Bureau of Ordinance. Captain Fisher reported to DIXIE from the Office of Naval Operations Where
he was Head of Surface Programs Branch, Undersea Warfare Development Division.
Some of the campaign and service medals Worn by Captain Fisher are the American Defense Medal,
Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the Philip-
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