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    The following pictures were donated by Jerry Hartenburg. Jerry served 1968 to 1970 as an ET2.

    I received the following email from Paul T. Kijewski identifying some of the people in the pictures on this page. I found this interesting and hope you will also.


    Under photos #13 there is a picture with the title"Officers Observing the goings on" or similar words. I believe the officer in the middle is Commander G.R. West who I believe was the last CO of the "Gunny Sack". The officer in the right looks like Lt. Commander C.R. Langley, the XO. If I am not mistaken, I was there when that first picture in #13 of the small craft at high speed was taken. In 1969 we transported the Tucumcarri and the Flagstaff to DaNang for testing under combat conditions. I remember the Helo deck was taken off before we left San Diego and I don't think it was ever replaced. I recall that the crews of the of both the Tucumcarri and the Flagstaff had a rough time getting them started. I've got a picture of one of them going like a bat out of hell that was probably taken that same day. I believe that was 8-31-69. I vaguely remember ET2 Hartenberg. I recall ETR3 Harding much more clearly. He was a very friendly, outgoing guy with a great attitude. I was a deck ape in 1st Division and worked for BM1 Broderick. He was tough but fair and a damn good sailor. This is a great web site. You brought back some good memories of a really good ship.

Paul T. Kijewski

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PGH at speed

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Officer's observing the goings on

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Taking Bearings

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PGH's in the well deck