Passage from Guam to Subic Bay

Excerpts from: "Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir. U.S. Navy Atlantic Fleet destroyers make the long passage to Vietnam during late 1972. On November 15, after refueling the ship in Apra Harbor, Guam, USS Rich (DD 820) got underway at 1400 that afternoon and steamed back out to sea. Once the ship was in open … Continue reading Passage from Guam to Subic Bay

Stopover at Midway Atolls

Excerpts From: “Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir.” My ship’s passage, USS Rich (DD 820) from Norfolk, Virginia to Vietnam was making progress as we arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During the early morning hours of November 3, the ship began its approach from east of the island of Molokai. The intent was for the … Continue reading Stopover at Midway Atolls