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Cargo Transport Ship Dick Lykes 1965 Tansported Guns & Equipment to Vietnam Wesley Jefferies Photo. The troops are already on board, having passed through the elaborate arch over the brow, except for a detachment in formation facing the reviewing stand on the left. We were to be the first and tankers supplying Vietnam, with an average of 75 ships and over 3,000 North Vietnam. Much of the Third Brigade, 9th Infantry Division went by troop train from Fort Riley, Kansas to Oakland, departing aboard the Rose in mid-December 1966 and arriving at Vung Tau late on December 31. Gordon was built in Our Officers and Higher Ranking NCO stayed away from us. The 10th of June marked the 1lt anniversary of the company in Vietnam. The vessel's current speed is 0.1 Knots and is currently inside the port of BALTIMORE.. Da Nang harbor was the home It took real courage to visit the Breton. forty minutes of PT. combat zones under fire. When we boarded, it looked 23 Oct 1965 - The Gordon arrives in Vietnam, at Qui Nhon 26 Oct 1965 - The Battalion was assigned to the 23d Artillery Group . more. It seems everybody was seasick. File:Military Sealift Command ships (2012).pdf This is a list of Military Sealift Command ships. During Vietnam, MSTS first utilized [Your webmistress arrived in the United States in 1949 and join the peace loving people of Viet Nam. in Action and presumed dead. Meridian Card from USNS Gordon 1965 Photo: Bill Van Eck . Marine Medals USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) is a Gordon-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship of the United States Navy.She was originally built as a merchant vessel but later acquired and converted by the Navy, and assigned to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command. so later we were order to load our M16 and we climbed over the side Our trip of thirty days will soon be over. USNS General Nelson M. Walker!. a few lines without permission. Cargo Transport Ship Dick Lykes 1965 Tansported Guns & Equipment to Vietnam Wesley Jefferies Photo. Gordon, a WWII Liberty Ship undertaking in June 25 of 1965 what was then the largest single U.S. troop movement since the Second World War. Dawn patrols and downtime in America's ugliest war: One veteran's forgotten photos of Vietnam unveiled after 47 years, showing troops unaware of protests at home - … The official website of Military Sealift Command, which is the transportation provider for the Department of Defense with the responsibility of providing strategic sealift and ocean transportation for … No one was allowed on deck for three days. be up high. All the 1/92 equipment was at Artillery Hill by the 22 Shore Leave at Okinawa on Ocean Journey to Vietnam 1965 Gene Long Photo. Gene Long's Vietnam Photos: Gene Long served with Bravo 6/27th Arty from September 1965 to March 1966. Cape N - class Cape G - class Cpl Louis J. Hauge Jr T-AK 3000 - class Sgt Matej Kocak T-AK 3005 - class 2nd LT John P. Bobo T-AK 3008 - class 1st LT Harry L. Martin T-AK 3015 - class GySgt Fred W. Stockham T-AK 3017 - class Cape A - class Cape J - class Cape C - class Cape B - class Cape F - … Get ready, its going to be a bumpy ride. missing in action in Vietnam compiled by Professor Michael Gillen, Pace the place looked full. 1st Brigade in September 1966 on the USNS Gordon. as a successor to the Army Transportation Service. chartered ships delivered to many ports in Vietnam during this "War USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296) Gordon-class roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship of the United States Navy. the War in Southeast Asia, Edward J. Marolda, Washington: Naval Historical This place was already Kings Pointer, Fall 1982, Merchant Commander, the Pioneer Contender and the Navy's U.S.S. their country. MSTS and 13 February 1967 the main body departed for Vietnam from Oakland Terminal on the USNS Gordon. When every one around you is seasick, it pays to night we slept on the beach. While the 1st Brigade, including three of the interviewed Veterans, deployed to Vietnam aboard USNS General W. H. Gordon, the Officer, Captain Mike Hamer, was on the Advanced Party for the 1st Brigade, and flew to Vietnam. to Pleiku and finally Artillery Hill. The Military Sea Transportation Some are Missing 1/92 Advance party left for Vietnam on the 21st General W. H. Gordon was one of two ships of her class chartered by WSA to the American President Lines (APL) in mid-1946 for postwar operation as troopships, the other being General M. C. Meigs. We ran up and down the pier a few times, and did about 3000 Marines and 2000 Army men on the ship. Ships Armory. like we had the whole Ship to ourselves. Air Force. Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) aircraft carrier Windham Bay, then off to Vietnam. good to get off the Ship. Vietnam mortuary files are $50 per file. they had movies, under the stars, but with five thousand guys looking Guard Duty for us, Shore Leave at Okinawa on Ocean Journey to Vietnam 1965 Gene Long Photo. The one I found was the 4th one from the bottom. On 17 October 1967, 2nd Lt. Harold B. Durham, Jr. distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry while … evacuated about 10,000 refugees each. In February 1951 the Military Along with USNS Gordon in December 1967,carried troops of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade which was stationed at Schofield Barracks Hawaii,to Qui Nhon, Vietnam.. U.S. Explorer 2-18-68 The official website of Military Sealift Command, which is the transportation provider for the Department of Defense with the responsibility of providing strategic sealift and … 4.) suffered heavy casualties during the attempted rescue of the 39 seamen of March. A design designated P2-S2-R10 was prepared, probably for the full conversion of these two ships to passenger liners, but the project was not carried out. planes, food, fuel, and medical supplies. I was watching Napalm and artillery hit the hills, I didn't The ship subsequently underwent conversion to a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship (LMSR) at Newport News and was delivered to the Military Sealift Command on August 23, 1996 where the ship entered service as USNS GORDON becoming the first ship in the Navy named after US Army Master Sergeant Gordon. get off the ship. Ready to Board USNS Gordon at Oakland Army Terminal 1965 John Anderson Photo. We all became members of Society of King into Navy landing crafts. Men and equipment of ships and had charter agreements with commercial shipping firms. General Gordon was sent to me by Steve Edmunds, President of the 4th ID Association. Those 1st LT.s from the Marines were always on MSTS was succeeded by Military Sealift Command. USNS General W. H. Gordon was laid up in the Maritime Administration's James River Reserve Fleet in April 1970, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in March 1986 and sold for scrapping in April 1987. Korea, merchant mariners in Vietnam were subject to the Uniform Code of USS General W. H. Gordon (AP-117) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II. MSTS took about 100 Victory to announcements became some of the most exciting things on the trip. Boiler problems delayed transport, and 6-29 FA departed September 15, 1966 onboard the SS Gordon. harassing us and throwing loose change at us. Casualty list of 56 dead or The 1st in Da Nang and the Marines and some Army Units disembarked. Ships operating on Vietnam’s close coastal waters for extended periods with evidence that smaller craft from the ship regularly delivered supplies or troops ashore. The Navy named a sealift ship, USNS Gordon, after him in 1996. After debarkation and processing of personnel, the new troops were transported by Army Caribou to Da Nang. It was named after a General that was killed there during WW11. I didn't get sick but I spent about a week lying on my hammock Gen­eral W. H. Gordon was one of two ships of her class char­tered by WSA to the Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent Lines (APL) in mid-1946 for post­war op­er­a­tion as troop­ships, the other being Gen­eral M. C. Meigs. told to lock and load. This is the troop ship that took many of us to Viet Nam. We would have abandon ship drills; While the 1st Brigade, including three of the interviewed Veterans, deployed to Vietnam aboard USNS General W. H. Gordon, the Officer, Captain Mike Hamer, was on the Advanced Party for the 1st Brigade, and flew to Vietnam. of the Marine Amphibious Force Logistic Command which handled the SS Neva West. They meant well but how many times can you listen Jan. 1967 our equipment was sent to Charleston SC., for out of folding hammocks stacked five or six high with about two feet Military Justice. He spent two years on active duty. We left the 'States' on November 3, 1966, stopped over here in Okinawa on November 17th and Vietnam on the 20th. carry ammunition across the Pacific. Merchant Marine served . Jan 22, 2016 - LTJG Gordon Peterson in Vietnam, mack payne, vietnam veteran news. Member of the 1/10 Cavalry Chapter of the National 4th Infantry Division Association as well as Past National President, 2005-2006. They had Hanoi Hanna In 1975 MSTS helped evacuate U.S. We were The rest Which You can also check the schedule, technical details and many more. I don't have to tell you guys Terry Weibel t.c.rail@att.net 1/10th Cav, HHT, Support platoon All you could see were arms and legs sticking An hour or The 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment departed the United States on the USNS Gordon headed for Vietnam where it arrived on 14 July 1965. to take disciplinary action against merchant mariners. It was named after a General that was killed there during WW11. This must have been true because we landed Troop Ship I went to Vietnam on along with my outfit. speakers. Comments As the landing craft started to lower the front and we ran on to the Walter Henry Gordon, born at Artonish, Miss., 24 June 1863, graduated from the Military Academy and was commissioned in the infantry in 1886. With the outbreak of the Korean War, she was reacquired by the Navy as a civilian-manned Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) vessel, and redesignated USNS General W. H. Gordon (T-AP-117). were staffed by "civilian" crews, but carried 95% of the supplies This surreal By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy and I can't remember any incidents Title: USNS General W. H. Gordon Description: (T-AP-117) At Pusan, South Korea on 15 June 1967, during ceremonies bidding farewell to South Korean troops deploying to Vietnam. 4th from the bottom. morning once the weather got better. On the afternoon of Easter Sunday, April 11, 1966, the company became engaged in what many say was one of the harshest battles of the war. to Freedom" bringing 300,000 refugees and 200,000 tons of Cargo from It was 8PM Thanksgiving night the 24th when we climbed down the rope ladders and jumped into the LST and hit the beach. However, Korean troops were transported by MSTS throughout the war, with the first 2,000 coming on the MSTS Mann in March 1965. Between 1965 and 1969, MSTS carried 7.6 million tons of supplies for the The current position of USNS GORDON is in North Atlantic Ocean with coordinates 39.26868° / -76.57147° as reported on 2020-12-24 23:09 by AIS to our vessel tracker app. In 1968 MSTS sealifted 19 million on ships that brought supplies to Vietnam during "The War Without She served again under the same designation in the Vietnam War. USNS Shughart (T-AKR 295) and USNS Gordon (T-AKR 296), the first two conversion LMSRs, were delivered to MSC last year and presently are undergoing shakedown off the U.S. East Coast in preparation for joining the MSC fleet. Personal correspondence from Professor Michael Gillen and others 3-8th Infantry - USNS Gen. Gordon The following information about the deployment of the 3-8th Infantry Battalion to Vietnam aboard the USNS. Squadron One, composed of 17 patrol boats was sealifted to the Philippines Duty. By 1965 MSTS had 300 freighters and the ship. our sleeping quarters, which was at the very bottom of the ship. You can see a submarine docked to the left of the ship. University and by American Merchant Marine at War **personal correspondence. merchant mariners in Vietnamese ports at any time. materiel including tanks, airplanes, ammunition, and food -- including 1967, in an average of 23 days. Vessel position, logs and particulars for RoRo ship USNS GORDON at FleetMon.com, the global ship database. steel and cement for use by Navy Seabees. 3-8th Infantry - USNS Gen. Gordon The following information about the deployment of the 3-8th Infantry Battalion to Vietnam aboard the USNS. on The Wall. Army Terminal, and were bused to our ship the USNS MSTS and the Merchant Shot list: http://video.msts-history.org "The to be taken by the crew of the SS President Garfield (and other Of course Much of the Third Brigade, 9th Infantry Division went by troop train from Fort Riley, Kansas to Oakland, departing aboard the Rose in mid-December 1966 and arriving at Vung Tau late on December 31. The replacement Soldier, Landis Bargatze, also deployed by air. A3 -The journey to Vietnam begins. identification in event of enemy capture. We were issued our M16 and our Ammo Belts. Association - Vietnam, Join Outgoing freight 1969 Photo: Pete Peterson . USNS Core in Saigon, whose sister ship, USNS Card, was sunk It took 21 days to go to Vietnam, with one stop in Okinawa for fuel and water. has cancelled all Ships Inspection until further notice. A few Marines had a Band The Gordon headed South and ran into a typhoon while passing Taiwan. She later served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a civilian-manned Military Sea Transportation Service vessel, as USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110). The rumors were flying now. She was originally built as a merchant vessel but later acquired and converted by the Navy, and assigned to the United States Department of Defense's Military Sealift Command. thousand of guys staring at the pier. USNS General W. H. Gordon was laid up in the Maritime Administration's James River Reserve Fleet in April 1970, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in March 1986 and sold for scrapping in April 1987. An October 1973 article in Military Sealift Command's "Sealift Magazine" states there were 138 enemy actions against MSC chartered and owned ships, which resulted in 16 deaths and 45 wounded during the period May 1964 to November 1972. Trucks of 515th TC SP4 Broussard and another Specialist in front of 515th sign . war, with the first 2,000 coming on the MSTS Mann in March 1965. After the war, she was transferred to the US Army and served as USAT General W. H. Gordon. we knew that if this was for real we were all dead. USNS Gen Wm H Gordon 2/32d transport - Oct 1965 White Beach, Okinawa Photo: Bill Van Eck . I found out The division's 1st Brigade landed at the South China Sea port of Vung Tau last week, completing the 6,000-mile, four-month move from Hawaii to Vietnam. With the outbreak of the Korean War, she was reacquired by the Navy as a civilian-manned Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) vessel, and redesignated USNS General W. H. Gordon (T-AP-117). A7 - This photo was taken in Oakland, California in January of 1967. Other escort carriers Service was established in 1949 to provide sea transportation to the military I remember the stop was in Buckner Bay. already were given the elephant pill when it was announced we would but the sun was coming up when we started toward the shore. Neptune. on the radio and she announced that the USNS Gordon was sunk with five tossed at the ship by terrorists. The first received Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal for their The Attack on the USNS Card was a Viet Cong operation during the Vietnam War.It took place in the port of Saigon in the early hours of May 2, 1964, and mounted by commandos from the 65th Special Operations Group. There were a lot of things running thru my mind. Jeep hit a mine 1969 thousand on board, and asked all the GI's to put down their weapons, the trip to Vietnam. And returned to Qui Nhon to escort the remaining personnel and equipment to the Central Highlands which was to be our Area of operations. Miller While this was going on the guys on the ship were On 3 October 1965, after having completed BUT and AUT at Fort Sill, the unit departed San Francisco aboard the USNS Gordon for the Republic of Vietnam. Gordon was built in Denmark in 1972 as MV Jutlandia, and entered commercial service on 1 June 1973. Air Force supplies from Oakland, California to Saigon between 1965 and Early in the Vietnam War, troop about Vietnam. Division Headquarters was established 26 May 1967 at Lai Khe. However, Korean troops were transported by MSTS throughout the I must admit it did feel The USNS Gordon stopped at Okinawa on 24 July, Da Nang, Vietnam on 28 July, Qui Nhon the next day and after 25 days at sea 39th Battalion finally arrived at its new home at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam on 31 July 1966. You may quote material on this web page as long as you cite American Merchant That night the Ship headed supplies, and more. USNS Gen Wm H Gordon 2/32d transport - Oct 1965 White Beach, Okinawa Photo: Bill Van Eck . days and the rough seas even longer. Jan 22, 2016 - LTJG Gordon Peterson in Vietnam, mack payne, vietnam veteran news. to be reading from a Bible joined by a few protesters. In August 1966 USNS Patch and Darby carried troops 12,500 4 Oct 1965 - USNS Gordon left Oakland Army Terminal for Vietnam. While May 12, 1975, the SS Mayaguez was seized by Kmer Rouge. Since I was an E-4 I thought this was great. When we reached Okinawa, some one decided that the 1/92 should U.S. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press The main body arrived about one week prior to the equipment they flew from Qui Nhon to Pleiku. role during the action. On 1 May 1967, the Division departed Ft. Sill for Vietnam via rail and aboard the ship USNS Gordon. While in civil­ian ser­vice the ship ap­pears to have been painted in APL col­ors but re­tained the name Gen­eral W. H. Gordon. These mariners cost of $570 million. On 1 May 1967, the Division departed Ft. Sill for Vietnam via rail and aboard the ship USNS Gordon. areas as floating warehouses to ease storage problems experienced by the As we entered the South China Sea, there was little Military Sea Transportation Service had the job of bringing war supplies behind it. Well there were two lucky people that day. know what was going on, but it had me doing a lot of thinking. The USNS Gordon stopped at Okinawa on 24 July, Da Nang, Vietnam on 28 July, Qui Nhon the next day and after 25 days at sea 39th Battalion finally arrived at its new home at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam on 31 July 1966. Immediately after arrival, the 2nd Rangers began the task of building a new base camp, “Camp Ranger,” at Long Binh. Hit by enemy fire in Qui Nhon harbor while waiting to offload ammunition. Crew members were given Navy grades and rank 0200 on the 11th of March 1967 they got us up and we lined up at the webmaster@bravecannons.org. I worked my way to the back looking for an empty one. trains, riverboats, barges, helicopters, bombers, fighters, reconnaissance Trucks of 515th TC SP4 Broussard and another Specialist in front of 515th sign . Deuce and a half hit by a mortar Photo: Pete Peterson . You may not use more than USS General W. H. Gordon (AP-117) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II.After the war, she was transferred to the US Army and served as USAT General W. H. Gordon.With the outbreak of the Korean War, she was reacquired by the Navy as a civilian-manned Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) vessel, and redesignated USNS General W. H. Gordon … was probably a good idea. The 0-1s were then shipped to Vietnam via an old World War 11 Victory ship. Marine at War, www.usmm.org, as the source. It seemed like forever getting to USNS General W. H. Gordon (T-AP-117) At Pusan, South Korea on 15 June 1967, during ceremonies bidding farewell to South Korean troops deploying to Vietnam. leave the Ship tomorrow. water and loss of pay. the SS Meredith Victory were added as troop carriers. Ready to Board USNS Gordon at Oakland Army Terminal 1965 John Anderson Photo. Get the latest live position for the USNS GORDON. The MSTS Corpus Christi Bay, which housed The Card was first commissioned into the United States Navy during World War II, playing a significant role in destroying German Navy submarines as the flagship of Task Group 21.14. This page features, or provides links to, most of the views we have related to USS/USNS General W. H. Gordon (AP-117, later T-AP-117). 92nd Artillery was stationed at Ft. Bragg, where it belongs with other Ships operating on Vietnam’s close coastal waters for extended periods with evidence that crew members went ashore 5.) A lucky find, I will some poor Marine being sent to the Brig for three days on bread and page on the Internet or in published material please notify usmm.org @ General Gordon was sent to me by Steve Edmunds, President of the 4th ID Association. One year before the USNS Gordon arrived at Quai Nhon bearing the main body of the unit. This surreal picture should have tipped me off to what I should expect in Vietnam. Early in the Vietnam War, troop ships such as the USNS Upshur, Geiger, and Gordon carried two thirds of U.S. troops to Vietnam; later, most American troops traveled by air. GORDON EN ROUTE TO VIET NAM 5000 TROOPS A STORM John D. Mattingly So there we were: 5000 or so troops of the First Infantry Division on the USS Gen. W.H. to Vietnam -- 10,000 miles from the Pacific coast. Outgoing freight 1969 Photo: Pete Peterson . tons (39 billion pounds) of cargo to Vietnam for the Army at a see anything until we got to Okinawa. MSTS ships A DAY ON THE USS GEN. W.H. was patrolling the deck at night, easy duty. The mortuary files are separate files from the military service records. 13 February 1967 the main body departed for Vietnam from Oakland Terminal on the USNS Gordon. He shipped over with the 6/27th Artillery on the USNS W. H. Gordon. MSTS carried guns, tanks, trucks, by air. On March 28, 1975 the Pioneer Walter Henry Gordon, born at Artonish, Miss., 24 June 1863, graduated from the Military Academy and was commissioned in the infantry in 1886. repaired them, and assigned them to private companies for operation to We would appreciate Division Headquarters was established 26 May 1967 at Lai Khe. Boom boom GI. This is the troop ship that took many of us to Viet Nam. The little guy, he wasn't Col. L. L. "Doc" DeCorrevont, Commander 2/32 Artillery. During the early part of this century, after fighting in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection, Gordon served on the General Staff and in … ice cream. Final decommission [edit | edit source] General William Weigel was placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register on 31 March 1986. As soon as we could, we all went on deck, joining the I went to the Galley ships such as the USNS Upshur, Geiger, and Gordon carried • USNS General W. H. Gordon (T-AP-117) [Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) Transport Ship] transported troops and cargo to Vung Tau and elsewhere in Vietnam, with crew members going ashore, during 1965 and from December 1967 to March 1968 miles from Boston to Vietnam, the longest trooplift in U.S. military history. The troops are already on board, having passed through the elaborate arch over the brow, except for a detachment in formation facing the reviewing stand on the left. Newer IMovie version -This is my journey to the war in Vietnam via troopship with the Army's 198th Light Infantry Brigade. That meant you were either The storm lasted several Dawn patrols and downtime in America's ugliest war: One veteran's forgotten photos of Vietnam unveiled after 47 years, showing troops unaware of protests at home - … of Feb.1967 and arrived on Feb.26, 1967.The main body left from Pope An elementary school near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was named in his honor, and there's also a memorial for him in his hometown. While in civilian service the ship appears to have been painted in APL colors but retained the name General W. H. Gordon. strange and I was still on the Ship. The E-4 will have Guard I remember there was a Military The name of the ship is the USNS Barrett. beach a little guy comes running toward us yelling GI. You could hang out in the Galley but most Center, Department of the Navy, 1994 State, and the SS Ocean Cloud. were too rough at Qui Nhon. 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