Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Good series, WillyC.
I'm flattered by your perceiving me as WillyC, but I'm still me...
Sorry for the confusion, but who are you? Where your name would normally appear I see nothing but a small blue box.
Well the USS Vesuvius had just returned from Vietnam:"Near the end of January 1968, Vesuvius sailed to Yokosuka on her return trip to the United States, only to be recalled to the seas off Vietnam following the Pueblo incident. Vesuvius finally returned to the San Francisco Bay area on 17 March 1968, offloaded, proceeded to the Naval Shipyard at Mare Island and, on 4 April, entered the Triple A Shipyard in San Francisco for extensive repairs and upkeep. Repairs were completed on 10 May, and the ship began refresher training in June. Following inspections and loadout, Vesuvius deployed again on 31 July 1968. She reached Subic Bay on 20 August for receipt of ammunition, then began operations in the Vietnam area. She remained on line through 3 December, when she left for a period of rest and recreation in Hong Kong. She departed there on 10 December to return to Vietnam."Hopefully Jim made it back safe.
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