Apr 082013

Coming soon-Complete San Diego Reunio Report 

    and details on upcoming fall Bar Harbor, Maine mini-reunion in 2015

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

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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
Jan 162015
My hat story.
Back in late fall of 2014 my wife and I were having dinner at a local restaurant when I noticed a couple being seated a few tables away. A few minutes later another couple came in and sat at the same table. At once I noticed a familiar hat,a blue navy ball cap with U S S Hyman DD 732 embossed on it. I could see that he was looking at me as well. I told my wife that I was going over and introduce myself. As I started walking he stood up and walked toward me. Suddenly he reached out, put his arms around me and said, “Hi sailor it’s great to see you, I am a tin can sailer also”. He was a total stranger.. He took my hand and gave me a good hand shake. We talked some thirty minutes.He said he was from Pennsylvania and was down to visit a close friend.
I have been stopped many times by those who have served in the Navy.We always have a good conversation about our service. Each and everyone seemed very proud of their service and glad to share their experience.
 Posted by at 14:33
Dec 312014
New Year's Deck Log Entry 1967

New Year’s Post on USS ORLECK DD 886 Sunday, 1 January 1967 Moored to the HENDERSON, portside to Berth sixteen in Long Beach, a great deal to do. MASON is starboard, her lines smart and tight, SOPA COMMINPAC, we’re ready to fight. Readiness Condition is number Five, YOKE is set , hopefully to keep us [Read more…]

 Posted by at 21:31