Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Dec 28 1982, Page 25

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - December 28, 1982, Tokyo, JapanTuesday december 28, 1982 Guam Pacific stars and stripes ship returns Home for the holidays naval base us the fast combats Lores ship san Jose returned to her Home port of Guam dec. 19 after completing a successful four month deployment in support of . Battle groups operating in the Indian Jose under the command of capt. Melvin d. Munsinger handled Over 2,300 tons of supplies providing food and material support to 25 different ships during 52 separate underway replenishment and vertical helicopter replenish ments. When not directly supporting Battle group operations san Jose conducted port visits including stops in Colombo sri Lanka Mogadishu Somalia the Republic of maldives Diego Garcia Biot and Battaya Beach Thailand. Two Days painting in sri Lanka Over Twenty sailors led by Sanjose s chaplain it. Larry Grant spent two Days painting the dining Hall and the table and chairs of an orphanage near Colombo in the suburb of Wel Lawatta. Additionally in Somalia the .ambassador said in a message to Munsinger we Are particularly indebted to the members of you Crew who volunteered their Liberty to paint a health care Center rebuild a refugee food storage building and perform general maintenance on a local during the san Jose s final transit of the sout China sea she rescued 24 vietnamese refugees. The Rescue took place approximately 300 nautical Miles South Southwest of Saigon. The 18 men four women and two children were suffering from dehydration and seasickness and had been at sea three Days. The ship s embarked helicopter detachment Hc-3 det 105, has been nominated for the Navy humanitarian service medal for the Rescue operation. The san Jose has been Home ported out of Guam since August of 1981. The ship is electronics warfare technician 2nd class his wife Georgia and their 2-year-old daughter James Kearney holds a shipboard reunion with Guadalupe Anne. Ass photos by Laura Neitz specifically designed to deliver Large quantities of Frozen chilled and dry food products technical repair parts and general use consumables to fast attack forces operating at sea. San Jose is manned by 31 officers and 380enlisted men. The ship normally carries two ch-46 sea Knight helicopters on Board for vertical replenishment activities. A Little boy Points out his father. Mary Clasper and daughter await the ship s arrival. Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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