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1958 sgte282.jpg (15830 bytes) This is PN1 Arthur Ortiz and SN Jerry Werner at the pre-com barracks in Seattle, Christmas 1958.
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1959 RSE_Patchjr20.jpg (31065 bytes) Follow this link to read the February 5th, 1959 Commissioning booklet.
1959 4ofthem.jpg (26916 bytes) Four Forrest Sherman class Destroyers in 1959 San Diego.  Scanned from the cover of All Hands Magazine.  Can you name the other ships?   Answers on the Forum page.

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1959 wilson56_2.jpg (18445 bytes) EM Stephen "Rat" Whitney onboard 1958-1959 and now of Longview, WA.  Here Stephen is receiving a well deserved good conduct medal at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1959.
1959? dd-950_3b.jpg (20611 bytes) The not quite ready Eddie.    Probably taken around the Puget Sound in 1959?
1959 lighter.jpg (25725 bytes)  
Name Patch.jpg (21155 bytes) Armband1.jpg (53168 bytes)
Do you remember having some of these items.  "Rat" Whitney sent pictures of these from back in the days when communism was dangerous and sex was safe.
1959 egphto1r.jpg (25395 bytes) This photo was taken in Valparaiso, Chile during the shake down cruise in 1959.  Left to right are: Edwards, Bill Wiser, Ed Greene (MM, '58-'62), and ???. 

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   More photos from the years 1959 and beyond on the next pages.

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