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Not ,lust A Good Old
Man-- A GREAT One!
FROM THE FORMER OLD MAN:
"During this past year that I have served as your Commanding Officer, I have watched you
do all of those things expected of you, and in times of trial and greatest need, put forth the extra
effort that was required to complete the necessary work. Each of you has upheld and enhanced
a proud reputation among your comrades, together you have fostered the LOFBERC'S reputation
among her sistershipsg and last and most important, your Nation's reputation among the Nations
of the world.
"I-Iold your heads high, stick out your chests and be proud of a job up to now well done.
Continue, I emplore you, to serve with Commander MADILL and the officers that follow him as
you have served with me to the honor and glory of LOFB ERC, our Navy, and our great country.
"God bless you all and speed you on your way toward the goals He set out for you."
--R. M. HUSTY
ABOUT THE FORMER OLD MAN:
Commander Richard Marshal I-IUSTY, U.S.N., was born on 21 July 1925, in Westhampton
Beach, Long Island, New York. Upon graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in
June 1945, he was commissioned Ensign. I-Iis term of active duty in the U.S. Navy commenced on
19 August 1946, when he reported aboard the USS MACOMB QDMS-235 to assume the duties of
Assistant Engineering Officer. Cdr. HUSTY has servedin various other sea duty and shore duty
billets during the past 20 years including Commanding Officer, USS SACIMAN CATF-1615 and
Chief Staff Officer and Engineering fMaterial Officer for COMDESRON NINE. I-le qualified for
command of destroyers in November 1961, and has since then completed one year of U.S. Naval
Post Graduate School. Cdr. HUSTY served as Engineering Officer aboard the USS LAKE
CHAMPLAIN QCVS-395 from July 1962 until January 1964, when he assumed command of the
Cdr. I-IUSTY has been awarded the following campaign and service medals: World War II
Victory Medal, European Occupational Medal, National Defense Medal, Merchant Marine World
War II Victory Ribbon, Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Ribbon, Merchant Marine
Mediterranean, Middle East War Zone Ribbon, and the Command at Sea Medallion.
Commander, ,U.S. N may
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