USS Whipple (FF-1062)
Wing Luke Museum Seattle Washington
From Vietnam to the U.S.: Personal memories of a rescue at sea.
Mark Roberts and official U.S. Navy photographs aboard U.S.S. Whipple
from August 21 - 24, 1978

I would like to thank Ron Chew, Charlene Mano and many others for the opportunity for Richard and I to share our stories before a wonderful audience. I would also like to thank Richard Chen and Richard McMichael for such a wonderful time while in Seattle. "Special Thanks" to Arlene, Linda, Cody among others for being such gracious hosts.

"I reported aboard Whipple in December, 1977...."

1978 Cruise book photo
CDR William C. Francis
"Probably the finest Gentelman
I've ever served with...."

 Mark Roberts

"The two photographers are on the right. Probably not a very good picture of Ray. The other photographer is the only one standing, red hair...."
Photo by: Mark Roberts


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