Here are several of the first
homecoming pictures I received. See if you recognize anyone. The first
group is from arrival in Pearl after homeport change. Arriving in early
morning and being berthed outboard the USS Preble DLG-15. Check these out.
Below a different look as we returned from Rathburne's third Deployment. If you were one of those who rode out to the ship to deliver flowers at the 1st buoy and took some pictures lets hear it from you. We see welcome signs along entrance to harbor at Eva Beach. Some watching from Hickmen AFB. And the biggest group at Mike Pier.
For some aboard the Philippines is home
For some the Philippine homecoming
are a long time between visits.
If your willing to share photo arriving to pier or at gate that you will share please do.
76 or 77 Homecoming ?
Need you help here. This is after
I left the ship. I'm pretty sure Rathburne made a Bicentennial deployment.
I don't know when they returned from deployment. 1976 or 1977? Help us
out and start filling in late 1970's history.Who was CDR. Russell relief?