Apr 082013
 

Information on San Diego Reunion 

USS ORLECK sailor?  Check out the Roster to see if you are on it or if information is correct about you.

(You can correct your information yourself if you have a link to your personal page.

If you do not have this link then send a request for your personal link to link@ussorleck.com.

Any other questions or if you want us to add or correct your information then contact bob@ussorleck.com)

USS ORLECK engages enemy in Korea

USS ORLECK engages enemy in Vietnam

 This web site is dedicated to the men who served aboard the Orleck during its 37 years of service.

Almighty God, ruler of the sea, may thy grace and rich blessings vest upon the officers and men who serve in this ship. Let thy presence and power go with them as they defend their country both overseas and at home. Keep them in Jesus’ name. Amen.

This prayer was written inside the ship’s Bible by Chaplain Thomas Gary Hawkins at the USS ORLECK  commissioning ceremony 1945. This same prayer was read at the decommissioning ceremony in 1982.

 Posted by at 16:41
Jun 062014
 

“Into the Jaws of Death”

A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties.

Jun 032014
 
Welcome Home USS ORLECK!

Breaking News  From the State of Louisiana June 3, 2014:  Yesterday the Louisiana Legislature ended its 2014 session.  Among the major accomplishments was passage of a resolution recognizing USS ORLECK DD 886. It is only appropriate and right that USS ORLECK, a Vietnam Veteran and hero in her own right should finally, after having left Vietnamese [Read more...]

 Posted by at 14:01
Apr 052014
 
USS ORLECK DD 886 and LAKE CHARLES (A case for mutual benefit)

m4s0n501 USS ORLECK DD 886 and Lake Charles (A case for mutual benefit) by Robert L. Orleck (2013) (revised April 8, 2014) The USS ORLECK DD 886, is a Gearing Class Destroyer temporarily moored in Lake Charles just waiting for a permanent mooring. If she does not find a mooring soon, she will have try to find another [Read more...]

 Posted by at 23:24
Mar 022014
 
Historical considerations about USS ORLECK DD 886

Historical considerations about USS ORLECK DD 886   USS ORLECK DD 886 has a unique history that spans five decades from WWII, the Cold War Era, Korea, peacetime and then to Turkey  where she saw action in “Operation Desert Storm”.    ORLECK would bring great  educational opportunities for the staff at the Museum and would allow [Read more...]

 Posted by at 22:54