What follows are some really good interviews conducted
filmed by THE USS ORLECK NAVAL MUSEUM in Lake Charles, LA.
They proceed from the oldest to the most current interview. Thanks to those who preserved this information. Let them know that you enjoyed them.
Published October 11, 2013
Kenneth Pinner, who served as engine man on the USS Orleck from 1951-1954, recalls his first days on the ship, his journey up the ladder of duty and his recreational time spent with his shipmates.
Published October 14, 2013
Larry Collins, who served on the USS Orleck from ’61-’64, shares his stories of his time on the Orleck and rebuilding.
Published on Oct 16, 2013
Larry collins shares stories of mess duty, grounding the anchor and watching typhoon waves from the mast of the ship.
Published on Oct 18, 2013
Supply Officer James Cunningham, who served on the Orleck from ’70-’73, shares stories of ‘literal’ bug juice, day to day ship life and civilian life after leaving the navy.
Published on Oct 23, 2013
Gary Peterson, Operations Specialist 3rd Class from ’72-’73, shares stories of his first days on the Orleck and sleeping conditions on the ship.
Published on Oct 28, 2013
Richard Lundh, Radar Electronics Technician on the Orleck from 1949-1952, shares his story of when the ship was shelled by enemy fire.
Published on Nov 8, 2013
Chuck Roy recalls his first impressions of the sip and shares his feelings on what he thinks his service on the ship has done for his life.
Published on Nov 13, 2013
David Gilliam, who served on the Orleck’s sister ship (USS Hawkins) from ’73-’77, shares firsthand experience of powering and the inner mechanics of the ship.
Published on Nov 20, 2013
Ernie Delucchi, who served on The USS Orleck from ’63-’66, shares stories of the wild seas and adventures of the deck of the ship.
Published on Nov 25, 2013
Glenn Walling, who served on the Orleck from ’63-’65, shares his feelings on stepping back on the ship after so many years and the great sense of pride he feels for his years of service
Published on Nov 29, 2013
TJ Platt shares his experience helping to build the USS Orleck and his various duties on the site.
Published on Jan 10, 2014
Gene Petefish recalls his time served in the Orleck’s sonar room as well as day to day food stories aboard the ship.
Published on Jan 17, 2014
Norman Settles, MM2 1960-1963, gives a tour of the living quarters and his actual bunk from the years he served on the Orleck.
Published on Jan 20, 2014
James Eastin, former cook on the Orleck, shares stories of the kitchen and the bumpy rides he used to encounter on the ship.