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, Captain John E. RENN, USN,
21 June 1968--I2 Sept 1969
Capt. John E. RENN reported aboard USS
DIXIE from the Staff of CQMFIRSTFLT to
serve as the 26th Commanding Officer. Upon
being relieved he reported for duty as Com-
manding Officer, U. S. Naval Communications
Station, Honolulu, Havvaii.
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II August 1969 was not an ordlnary day for I5IO resldents of San D16gO It marked
the beglnnmg of a SIX month separat1on As DIXIE moved away from the pler at a snalls
pace to begln a I4 272 m1le round tr1p the major1ty of the crew and all of the dependents
felt the 6 months would be an eternlty
As 1t always does tlmes heallng qualltles lntervened and after a couple days of
unsettled feellngs all hands got Wlth the rout1ne and cont1nued plannlng and preparlng
themselves for the1r support m1ss1on 1n WESTPAC
The first leg of the voyage culm1nated wlth a two day stop 1n beautlful balmy Hawa11
All hands took advantage of the short resplte at th1s enchantlng tourlst haven WIth1H an
hour of moormg all the Navy Exchange rental cars were contracted f r as w ll a
number of bus tours DIXIE was well represented 1n all areas of the lsland from Dlamond
Head to Pearl Harbor The shutterbugs were out 1n force as were the golfers and shop ers
Underway agaln on the 19th we set course for Sublc Bay PI Although I4 days of
steamlng IS a long tlme any way you cut It no more pleasant seas could have been had
even lf DIXIE had s1gned a contract Wlfh K1ng Neptune The water was smooth and
blllowed 1n great flat swells
The sky was cloudless and each noon hour and weekend the sun worshlppers worked
on the1r tans The nlghts were clear as only the nlghts at sea can be w1th a large IH
candescent moon hanglng 1n a chandeller of stars
After I3 days the Mayon volcano appeared to starboard and we entered the azure waters
of the San Bernadmo Stra1ts We cru1sed through the Stralts k1ck1ng up format1ons of
flymg Hsh as we went
The per1od of 2 September thru 3 November was spent 1n Sub1c Bay 1n busy support of
our 7th Fleet un1ts from the V1et Nam area Many d1fHcult and pralseworthy accompllsh
ments were attalned by a hard worklng crew
In Splte of a busy schedule all hands supported our vlgorous athletlc program wh1ch
was backed most actlvely by the new Commandlng Ofhcer Fapt Paul H Dallmann who
came aboard 8 September 1n rellef of Captaln I F Renn Golf softball and bowhng were
the pr1nc1ple sports but everythlng from go cartmg toskeet shootlng was avallable and
The Pearl of the Or1ent Hong Kong agaln played host to AD I4 th1S year and ln the
process l1ghtened our collectlve pocketbooks by well over S100 000 U Sl The whole crew
was 1n a state of contlnual motlon hopplng haggllng buylng tour1ng eatlng and yes
After leav1ng Hong Kong wlth 1ts brlght l1ghts and warm cl1mate the arr1val 1n Yoko
suka to fog drlzzle and cold w1nds was at first sllghtly dlsenchantlng The weather soon
lmproved however and after the first few days nothmg but sunsh1ne prevalled
Work cont1nued 'wlth as many as 5 sh1ps 1n the nest at one t1me Iaudatory evaluatlons
recelved from TAV shlps concern1ng SCFVICC performed d1d much to sustaln DIXIEs can
Excluslve of work DIXIE personnel found t1me too aga1n partlclpate 1n weekend tours
hold a golf tournament w1n the Yokosuka Hol1day Fleet Bowllng Tournament place second
and thlrd 1n the basket ball league and place second IH a plstol match agalnst the Yoko
suka Seahawks and the USS OKI AHOMA CITY Most rewardlng of all however w
sponsored a Chr1stmas party for the chlldren of Kofu Kodomoen Orphanage the home of
our ward No11ko Sh1m1zu Norlko 1S now I4 years old and 1S a lovely glrl Thanks to
generous contr1but1ons her endowment at the orphanage was lncreased and she has money
for several more years sponsorshlp
DIXIE departed Yokosuka 28 january and was seemlngly drlven eastward by fa1r w1nds
a followlng sea and maybe even the thoughts of loved ones at home We were 1n fact
at one tlme 20 hours ahead of schedule
Of all the ports and countrles v1s1ted none however was as beautlful and as frlendly
as the last one San D1CgO Callfornla I2 February 1970 HOME
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I2 Sept to present
Captain Paul H. Dallmann, USN, was born in Lewisville,
Ohio on io june 1923. After spending one year at Southern
Illinois University he enlisted in the Navy on 25 March, 1941
and served aboard USS CORRY CDD-4635 in the Atlantic in
1942, and the USS MURRAY QDD-5765 in the Pacific in 1943
and the first half of 1944. He attended De Pauw University
in july 1944 and subsequently graduated from the University
of Notre Dame in june 1946 with a Bachelor of Naval Science
Degree and a Commission as an Ensign.
Captain Dallmann served aboard the USS MC KEAN QDD-
7845, USS MERVINE QDMS-31D and the USS VALLEY FORGE
QCVA-455. During these tours he served as Assistant Gunnery
Officer, Gunnery Officer, ist. Division Officer, Fire Control Offi-
cer, and Air Defense Officer. He also served as a Naval Gun-
fire Liason Officer and Spotter with the 8TH Army in Japan
and with Marine and Army units of the 1oTH Corps in Korea
in 1950, Gunnery Instructor at the U. S. Fleet Gunnery School,
San Diego, California, in the office of the Chief of Naval
Operations as Assistant Head of Manpower Training Allocations
nd Policy Unit, Staff DESRON 21 as Chief Staff and Squadron
perations Officer, and Head of the Enlisted Distribution Control
ection, Bureau of Naval Personnel. Captain Dallmann served
s Commanding Officer of the USS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CLST-827D and the USS WEDDERBURN QDD-6845. He reported
0 the DIXIE from U. S. Naval Support Activity, Danang, Re-
"public of Vietnam, where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff
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capfan Haul H. DALLMANN, USN
Captain Dallmann attended Post Graduate School, Monterey,
California in 1953 and Stanford University in 1957-58, where
he graduated with a Masters Degree in Personnel Management.
He is a graduate of the Senior Command and Staff Course
fMarine Corps Scoolb Quantico, Virginia 1962-63 and the In-
dustrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D. C.,
Captain Dallmann has been awarded the Legion of Merit
with Combat "V ", Navy Commendation Medal, Combat Action
Ribbon, Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal First Class, Pres-
idential Unit Citation with one star and the Navy Unit Com-
mendation with one star. Among his campaign and service
medals are the American Defense Medal, American Theater
Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with four stars, European-
Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal,
National Defense Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal with
Asia Clasp, China Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary
Medal, Korean Service Medal with four stars and Marine Corps
Combat Device for Naval Personnel, Republic of Korea Presi-
dential Unit Citation, United Nations Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal with three stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Captain Dallmann assumend command of the USS DIXIE
CAD-145 on I2 September, 1969 at Subic Bay, Republic of the
Captain Dallmann and his wife Mary reside in Point Loma,
San Diego, California. They have three children, Paul 22, an
Army Second Lieutenant, undergoing Ranger Training, Stephen
2o, a Combat Medic with the 173RD Airborne Brigade in Vietnam
and Anne 15, a student at Point Loma High School.
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