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James W Piper
Years Served: 1968-1969
Hello I served aboard the USS Power DD 839 on the Vietnam Cruise


ernest bill martinez
Years Served: may 66-dec 68
hi ya gang!!!well I was looking around in the naval destroyer arcades and found her ! good ole Power! hope some of you guys remember.. I used to be deck ape for some time when I joined! also played in the ships band ,drummer . playedn for ms barbara hutton intangiers morroco,and while refueling etc. There's more stories to tell but hopefully somebody will remember,Charlie molina ,el paso,...arroyo from the phillipines and alot more,...thanks for the memories ...e.v. martinez Bill


Angela De La Cruz
Years Served:
My father was rescued from a boat that left Cuba back in 1961. He was the capitan of that boat. He states that he was rescued by a Destroyer named the USS Power. I did some reasearch and I read that the Power was being serviced sometime in the early sixties. My question is was this Destroyer, one of the Destroyers that patrolled the area and were they rescuing the Cubans that were leaving the Country. My father has a picture in his possesion right after the rescue. Behind the photograph it states that the Destoyer's name was Powell but the number assigned to it was 871 which I believe belongs to another Destroyer. Does anyone have any information in reference to the above?




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