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The Men Who Served

The Men Who Served

Scale Model Gallery

Scale Model Gallery

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior

Boy Scout Tour Feb. 2013 Album

Boy Scout Tour Feb. 2013 Album

American Flag Tour Visits USS Orleck

American Flag Tour Visits USS Orleck

Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets

Navy Recruiting District Houston Work Day

Navy Recruiting District Houston Work Day

Navy Reserves Lend a Helping Hand in Ship Restoration

Navy Reserves Lend a Helping Hand in Ship Restoration

USS Orleck Diaries 
 
 
 
Bill Barkhurst shares stories of his time spent on the Orleck and his adventures getting lost in Bangkok lost during the Vietnam War. 
 
 
 
 Mac McKercher thumbs through the yearbook he helped create while he shares stories of his serious duty and misadventures on the ship.
 
 
 
 
Mac McKercher, who served on the Orleck 1964-1966, shares stories of work in the mess hall, recreational ocean swimming and rediscovering the Orleck years after his service. 
 
 
 
Robert Barker, 1967-1970, shares first and secondhand stories of the ship and his service during the Vietnam War. 
 
 
 
Geoff Erickson, who served on the Orleck from 1970-1972, shares reflections on his time on the ship and his life as a veteran.
 
 
 
 
 
James Eastin, former cook on the Orleck, shares stories of the kitchen and the bumpy rides he used to encounter on the ship.
 
 
 
 
 
Norman Settles, MM2 1960-1963, gives a tour of the living quarters and his actual bunk from the years he served on the Orleck.
 
 
 
 
 
Gene Petefish recalls his time served in the Orleck's sonar room as well as day to day food stories aboard the ship.
  
 
 
 
 
TJ Platt shares his experience helping to build the USS Orleck and his various duties on the site.
 
 
 
 
 
Glenn Walling, who served on the Orleck from '63-'65, shares his feelings on stepping back on the ship after so many years and the great sense of pride he feels for his years of service.

 
 
 
Ernie Delucchi, who served on The USS Orleck from '63-'66, shares stories of the wild seas and adventures of the deck of the ship.
 

 

 
  
David Gilliam, who served on the Orleck's sister ship (USS Hawkins) from '73-'77, shares firsthand experience of powering and the inner mechanics of the ship.
 
 
 
Chuck Roy recalls his first impressions of the ship and shares his feelings on what he thinks his service on the ship has done for his life. 

 
 
Richard Lundh, Radar Electronics Technician on the Orleck from 1949-1952, shares his story of when the ship was shelled by enemy fire. 
 
 

Gary Peterson, Operations Specialist 3rd Class from '72-'73, shares stories of his first days on the Orleck and sleeping conditions on the ship.

 

Supply Officer James Cunningham, who served on the Orleck from '70-'73, shares stories of 'literal' bug juice, day to day ship life and civilian life after leaving the navy.

 

Larry Collins shares stories of mess duty, grounding the anchor and watching typhoon waves from the mast of the ship.

 

Larry Collins, who served on the USS Orleck from '61-'64, shares his stories of his time on the Orleck and rebuilding.

 
 
 
 

Kenneth Pinner, who served as engine man on the USS Orleck from 1951-1954, recalls his first days on the ship, his journey up the ladder of duty and his recreational time spent with his shipmates.

 

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