Feb 171945

“Mrs. Joseph Orleck (Gertha)-letter to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal.
“”Please accept my deep appreciation of the honor conferred upon my
husband, the late Lieutenant Joseph Orleck in naming a destroyer in his name.
As per instructions in your letter of January 26, 1945, I have advised the
Supervisor of Construction at the Consolidated Steel Corp, Orange, Texas, that
it will be a privilege for me to christen this ship at it’s