I believe I previously sent you a photo of my Plank Owner Certificate for the archives, if not let me know. I don't see any photos or mention of CLG-6 first Captain, Kenneth L. Veth. I also believe we took the first WestPac tour on CLG-6 in 1960-1961.
I just sent you photos, via Picasa Web Albums, and I believe you can download any that you want for the website. If you would like any of these from me, just let me know.
Personally, I was commissioned in June, 1958. After being interviewed by Adm. Rickover I went to Terrier school in Pomona, CA then to the Hingham Ammunition Depot Guided Missile Service Unit before assignment to Providence CLG-6 first crew. We commissioned her in September 1959 and I stayed aboard until my release from active duty in June 1961.
I started aboard Providence as Missile Division officer, then went to work for the XO as ship's Training Officer. I was qualified as OOD underway during our WestPac tour and promoted to LT shortly after active duty while in Reserves.
The Navy was a wonderful experience from my first Midshipman Cruise aboard Wisconsin to my time on Providence..1954 to 1961..The Good Old Days, for sure.
Thank you Richard for sharing your photos. You visited some great places.....Sam
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