Captain's Family Grams


These letters were written by the Commanding Officer during the 1968 - 1970 forward deployment of DLG-11 to Yokosuka, Japan.  They were sent to the States to families of shipmates  to keep them informed on what the ship was doing and where it had been.

Thanks to RD2 Rick Hamer's mother who kept them all these years for all of us to enjoy again.

Thanks also to RD3 Ben Dopp for providing a missing link from 5 January 1970.

17 February 1969

3 June 1969

15 September 1969

5 January 1970

24 March 1970

10 July 1970

25 October 1970