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Page 38 text:
'Me I' ' a6HA 40 '
Miles - 35,893
Paid to the crew - 515-4,433-58
Haircuts - 2640
Cigarettes - 22,362 cartons - 223,620 packages
I Cokes - 65,202
Teletype paper - 225 rolls - 342,500 feet
Potatoes - 28,150 lbs.
Coffee - 3,350 lbs. - 50,250 cups
Units of penicillin - 36,000,000
5" shells expended - 1352
3" shells expended - 931
Hedgehogs - 152 7.2 plaster load type
Torpedoes - 2 mark 15
Depth charges - 2 mark 6
Cigars - 6,613
Duration of cruise - 6 mo. 6 days
By late fall Happy began to tire of local OpAreas and lower Broadway
He began to think remlniscently of WestPac of .lapan Hong Kong Ha-
waii Kaohsiung - well maybe he didn tthink so much about Kaohsiung
Anyway on exactly 22 November 1958 he sniffed the freshenlng breeze
and finally made up his mind This was the perfect day to sail for Hawaii
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Some of Happy's friends on the ship didn't share his enthusiasm, but
they decided to be good sports about it all. There were women and chil-
dren watching from the USS DIXIE IAD-141 as the HAMNER got underway
who didn't share his enthusiasm either. Happy pretended not to notice.
Instead he listened to the CruDesPac band play "China Night," and "I
Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," and "Somebody Stole My Girl." Real
morale builders, he thought to himself.
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Page 39 text:
Honolulu, Woikiki, wov-
ing polms, whot could be
better in lote November?
Then Midwoy lslond
where Hoppy got sond
in his shoes ond crossed
wings with o gooney bird
ond morvelled ot the
blue, blue seo. Every-
where wos the sound of
clicking comeros ond
clocking birds os the U.S.
Novy ond the gooney
some bosic conflicts. As
the islond slithered over
the horizon, Hoppy over-
heord ci debote on the
relotive merits of the is-
lond os o duty stotion
loll porticiponts hod ot
leost three more yeors of
seo duty ciheod of theml.
After only eight doys out
seo, Hoppy muttered dis-
gustedly to himself. Hop-
py wos ineligible for
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