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Destroyer Crew Life: Destroyermen 1970 US Navy

Life aboard circa 1970. Other videos available to the right of the You Tube display. They change each time you visit the above link. (from Tom Reilly)

HPRA 2014 Memorial Service at the Jacksonville Memorial Wall - April 25, 2014

NEW - 5/22/2014



WEST PAC CRUISE (From Jim Kelley) Part 1    These videos cover the West Pac Cruise in the
WEST PAC CRUISE (From Jim Kelley) Part 2    late 60's. They are a bit blurry in spots.
WEST PAC CRUISE (From Jim Kelley) Part 3    The video had to be broken in 5 parts due to
WEST PAC CRUISE (From Jim Kelley) Part 4    You Tube restrictions. The total is over one
WEST PAC CRUISE (From Jim Kelley) Part 5    hour.





Tomb of the Unknowns - Laying of the Memorial Wreath - 6/10/2011
(from Steve Tindall)

Army Guard and the HPRA Officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Flooding around the Gateway Arch, June 19, 2010 (from Steve Tindall)

Shows the flooding of the Mississippi River at the bottom of the Gateway Arch, preventing us from taking the river cruise.

Booth Video from 65-66Missouri and Mississippi Confluence - June 19, 2010 (from Steve Tindall)

Here is where the Missouri and the Mississippi meet. Fast moving and loaded with
stuff, including a pretty good sized tree.

Booth Video from 65-66Flooding at St. Charles -  June 19, 2010 (from Steve Tindall)

Short video shows how fast the Missouri was running and the mess the flooding made.


Booth Video from 65-66USS Hugh Purvis WEST PAC  68/69 (from Tony Cerino)

Fire-Support off the coast of Vietnam (Video only, no audio).
Anyone having information on locations and dates, please let us know.

Booth Video from 65-66USS Hugh Purvis WEST PAC Shellback Initiate -  68/69 (from Tony Cerino)

The WEST PAC Shellback Initation. (Video only, no audio)
Anyone having information on locations and dates, please let us know.

USS Virgo - Olongapo Liberty (You Tube)  Some great liberty back in the day.  A great trick was tossing coins to the kids in the river and they would dive to get the coins ($). Also threw coins to the lady(ed.) in the wedding dress/ kimino in the canoe. Get her leaning far enough to fall into the river...Stinky river, great times long ago.

Underway Replenishment (You Tube) Transfer at sea of munitions from USS VIRGO AE-30 To USS THEODORE E. CHANDLER, DD-717 off the coast of Viet Nam, Summer of 1968. (a little herky-jerkey).

US Navy Silent Drill Team

US Navy Silent Drill Team in completion; International TATTOO  in Norway.