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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 25, 1982, Tokyo, Japan November 1982 Pacific Pacific stars and stripes Navy helps Sailor to enjoy Hobby byph2paulsoutar Navy aboard the destroyer Paul Foster not every Fisherman has his own 563foot ship on which to travel around the world in search of game native Karl Gathe cannot claim the destroyer Paul Foster As All his but Foster has Given the fishing enthusiast a unique when the sea conditions and the ships Speed Are right and the Navy operations specialist and Petty officer first class has the he can be found trolling for fish from Fosters the Navy has Given me the Opportunity to expand my horizons and to enjoy different types of fishing All Over the said during a recent 7th Fleet among those opportunities have been fishing in the Pacific the Hong Australia and Diego Garcia in the Indian in his travels he has hooked such fish As Trout and cod in the Pacific Sailfish in and Parrot fish and Lap Lapu in the the 1971 graduate of Van Dalian High school also makes his own fishing lures and flies during of duty hours aboard i get a lot of satisfaction from catching a fish on a Rod and Fly i made he important role besides natures residents of the deep there Are also some More fish which Are Fosters As a spruance class Foster is designed primarily to search out in time of destroy enemy Gathe also plays an important role in catching those fish As an operations specialist and watch Section supervisor in the ships combat information Center Cic is the nerve Center of the ship where sensors Are tactical decisions Are made and weapons systems Are Karl Gathe ties a fishing Fly the biggest responsibility As an operations specialist is to make sure that information gets where it has to quickly and he wrong information could result in damage or even the loss of life during Maneu vers while chasing a submarine or evading aircraft or one of Gates responsibilities is to direct Friendly aircraft in Pursuit of hostile aircraft or in the first line of defense for the ship against an airborne ph2 Paul Sou tar during some off duty sometimes his Job can mean Long a ship at sea cant just shut Down on the Many of the duties on Foster continue seven Day during a like the one recently completed to the Western Pacific and Indian Gathe Doest have to go very far to enjoy his favorite just As far As the ships that one Nice thing about the youre stationed on the water and the fishing is always Gathe native american Sailor discovers a new tribe Seaman Roger Littlegeorge routes and receives radio messages at Whipple communication jo2 Glenn Jochum by j02 Glenn Jochum Navy aboard the frigate Whipple when most americans hear the name they automatically think of a popular but for native american Roger the word has a much deeper the Sailor is a member of the Winnebago according to had its origin near Green before Western expansion moved its main reservation to Littlegeorge is one of about Winnebago indians native to the Tomah Littlegeorge is currently serving As a radioman aboard the 7th Fleet frigate which recently concluded a Western Pacific and Indian Ocean he is a member of the Warrior clan and explains my people Are divided into we have the chief and Warrior each has a specific Job to perform when we hold feasts four times a year one for each Littlegeorge says he developed a taste for travel by attending powwows throughout the United Canada and but id never been overseas until he i joined the Navy for two he plus you travel a lot More in the Navy than in the other on Whipple recent one highlight for Littlegeorge proved to be a visit to Ive talked to people who have been in the Navy for 15 years and have never been to he its something for me to be Able to say i went but his favorite port is Subic Republic of the because its the last Stop before returning to Pearl where Whipple is the Burly radioman spends his Days aboard Whipple receiving and routing Navy he also operates teletype machines and computers which he Learned to run during a six month Navy school in san although Littlegeorge loves learn ing about people in other countries and their he sometimes ponders the Fate of his own the younger ones Arent taking the time to learn our language and he its by the time they realize the culture is dying it May be too Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this if you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this please let your Pao know about

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