Re: Viet Nam unit patches
Great back story Carver. I don't have a lot to say about the Canberra except we fired so many 8" shells they couldn't hardly keep us supplied. The Marines kept us pretty busy.
My job was Fire Control Technician operating and maintaining the first missile guidance radar the Navy ever put aboard ship. My control room was below the water line so my working days didn't involve much sunshine so whenever we did get a break I spent as much time topside as I could. Scheduled stops didn't happen because we kept getting pulled back to another fire mission. We did get to a few liberty ports but mostly it was back to Subic for repair and resupply then back to the line.
When we got back to the states that was her final cruise, she was decommissioned and I really hated that. It was the best ship and the best crew I ever worked with bar none. I have some photos from back then but I don't share most of them and I haven't looked at them for years. I'll see if I can find some of the fun ones and post them.
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Last edited by Old Grump; 04-02-2012 at 11:15 AM..