We will gladly accept personal photos of the Walke
(JPG or BMP are preferred) as an attachment to E-mail.
Photos can be scanned at most commercial mail or copier stores.
Long Beach: tied up at pier-16, at the mole
RD3 Jim Erdman on the Signal Bridge
From the 2nd Korean War Cruise book, drawn by Charles Smith
Photo 007 This picture is a slightly edited and colorized enhancement of the cover of the 1965 WestPac Cruise Book. Everyone that I knew, who was on board at that time, really liked this cover and I think we all identified with it. "On The Wild Side" makes reference to the Jimmy Smith version of "Walk On the Wild Side," a popular song of the times. On more that one occasion when we would pull along side a carrier to refuel, if the conditions warranted, their band would always play a rip, roaring rendition of the jazzy tune. This would result in a response involving much cheering, whistling and the waving of white hats! If you ever decide to try adding sound to one of the Walke's web pages let me know and I'll send you the Jimmy Smith - "Walk On The Wild Side," MP3. Credit for the design of the cover should be given to Bobby D Elloitt, ETR2. It was based on his Tin Can tattoo. Warren B. Franson (1965-68)
Photo 010 My father, John Wilband, served as a Fire Control Technician aboard the USS Hubbard and was a avid photographer all his life. I've recently came across a number of boxes containing color slides from his service in the Korean War. Aattached are two slides that document the event with the USS Walke on June 12th. The first is of a boat from the USS Walke pulling along side the USS Hubbard with causalities. . . . . David Wilband
My dad Mervyn T Howell Served on the Walke in the mid '50s. He passed in May and I kept
this photo he had from 1956 (that's what it says on the back). Hope it's helpful.
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