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Gohan's Oklahoma City CLG-5 Collection
QM3 Dave Rice, (Gohan)  USS Oklahoma City CLG-5,  June 1970 - October 1973
Currently a QMCS in the United States Navy Reserve, Fargo, North Dakota
"Sharing an important part of my life with my Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Shipmates."

USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
Welcome to Gohan's Oklahoma City CLG-5 Collection!

I stood on the pier, Naval Base Yokosuka, in June of 1970 watching the USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) pull into port.  I was both excited and nervous about reporting aboard my first ship.  There were signs on the pier saying "Welcome Home Shellbacks."  I shouldn't have, but I had to ask "What's a Shellback?"  I learned a lot the three and a half years I spent on her, and yes, I did find out what a shellback was.  I saved a number of newspaper clippings, brochures and pictures I'd like to share with my shipmates, those who served aboard the USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5).  Some pictures were scanned in from the Oklahoma City 1971-1972 Cruisebook.  Enjoy.  I hope to see some of you at a future USS Oklahoma City reunion.

 cact.gif (367 bytes)Combat Action Ribbon nuc.gif (361 bytes)Navy Unit Commendation
Hard battle erupts anew (4/20/72)
MIGs Can't Sink Navy Courage (4/22/72)
April 1972 Oklahoma City POD Notes
April 1972 Oky City Daily History
"Weary" guns replaced (6/16/72)
Commander Seventh Fleet
Commanding Officer, USS Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Comes Home (1979)
Mt Fuji - Channel Fever
People-to-People Projects
vser.gif (379 bytes) Vietnam Service Medal nmu.gif (457 bytes)Meritorious Unit Citation
Viet Nam - Beautiful but yet Brutal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Citation
Pollywog to Shellback - Crossing the Equator
Oklahoma City (CLG-5) in Dry Dock
Vertical Replenishing (VERTREPS) and Refueling
Rearming (Taking on Ammunition)
vcm.gif (2568 bytes)Vietnam Campaign Medal natdef.gif (389 bytes)National Defense Service Medal
Oklahoma City Sister Ships (Cleveland Class CLG's)
Friendships that Last a Lifetime.
Navy Exchange Pacific Catalog
Odds and Ends
1971-1972 Oklahoma City Cruise Book (Pictures and Descriptions of Departments)
Guestbook  Decklog One
Guestbook  Decklog Two

Go to QMCS Rice's Main Index Page
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Go to the USS Oklahoma City - "The Fighting Flagship"  Web Page
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