Slideshows supplied by Roger Faultersack (DC3 68-69)
DC3 R. Faultersack
Photos taken by Roger Faultersack aboard the ship between June 68 and May 69.
Philippines: While I was in transit in the Philippines, I volunteered for the Manila Mail Run one time, the rest of my transit time was spent at the Subic Naval Air Station, unloading aircraft. I met Boy Lopez at the Queen Bee Club in Olongapo and we became best friends. Many years later, my wife and I ran into a band from the Philippines and one of the members of the band knew Albert Lopez, Boy's brother. What chance is that??
Aboard Anna Boat: When I finally reported aboard the Annapolis and being an FN, I was taken to DC Central. Chief Suthers had me pick where in Engineering I wanted to go. I picked Damage Control, where I made rank quickly. I also spent 7 weeks Mess Duty in the Bake Shop, a requirement for all sailors E4 and below. Chief Suthers and Capt. Wacker became great friends in a time when I really needed friends. I left the ship with the Rank of DC3 and I have many fond memories of my time aboard her.