I had a special request from our New Zealand KIWI Division head, Bryan Davies, about having a place on the website for some interaction with others. So I decided to try something a little different. I am a simple guy so this is a simple page. You comment and send it in. I approve it and it posts up. Let’s see how that works.
USS ORLECK sailor? Check out the Roster to see if you are on it or if information is correct about you.
(You can correct your information yourself if you have a link to your personal page.
If you do not have this link then send a request for your personal link to email@example.com.
Any other questions or if you want us to add or correct your information then contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
This web site is dedicated to the men who served aboard the Orleck during its 37 years of service.
Almighty God, ruler of the sea, may thy grace and rich blessings vest upon the officers and men who serve in this ship. Let thy presence and power go with them as they defend their country both overseas and at home. Keep them in Jesus’ name. Amen.
This prayer was written inside the ship’s Bible by Chaplain Thomas Gary Hawkins at the USS ORLECK commissioning ceremony 1945. This same prayer was read at the decommissioning ceremony in 1982.
Norfolk Registration form for mailing
Major McLaughlin played a big part in the founding of our organization. It was through being my friend and various trips he made to the ship in Tacoma and in Golcuk, Turkey. The quality of the relationships that were forged because of this man will live on for many years. The Major was buried [Read more…]
It was a great pleasure to have Jeff Cherrier and his friends come to be with us again at our reunion in Boothbay Harbor. Jeff and his wife Sally have been regular attendees at our Destroyer USS ORLECK DD 886 Association reunions. Jeff was among the first of our Vietnam sailors to actively attend and [Read more…]
Photos taken by Sherry Gittins at the Boothbay Harbor Reunion (June 8-10, 2016). More specifically Sherri focused on the fine lunch we had after our Harbor Nature Cruise for some and the tour of the Maine Botanical Garden by others served at the Fisherman’s Wharf on Friday afternoon. (click on a picture to enlarge then scroll through the rest of gallery)