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USN Memorial Plaque Dedication Ceremony

June 6, 2009

This video was taken by shipmate Keith Hedley at the USS Galveston Plaque Dedication at the Navy Memorial in Washington DC on June 6, 2009. The plaque idea began with Stan Shock, Association President, and became a reality with a generous gift from shipmate Ralph Baston. The first video below compiles some photos of the ceremony followed by the next video featuring he honored speaker was the last commanding officer of the Gal, Capt. James Montgomery (Rear Admiral USN Retired).

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Honored Speaker

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Early Film of the Gal

The video to the right was prepared by shipmate Charles Fritz from films and tapes supplied by a number of other shipmates. It includes some of the earliest know filming of the Gal in the late 1950s.

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West Pac & Med Cruises 1968 & 1969


This latest addition is a video of almost two hours of film (in 4 parts) shot by shipmate Cyrus Moy, RM3 during the 1968 and 1969 cruises to the Wes Pac and The Med. The video is in four parts and includes some fantastic shots of the Panama Canal crossings and liberty ports including Galveston Texas. There are also some great at sea clips of storms and unreps.

West Pac Film

This is a video created from film shot by our late Shipmate, Electrician Jack Boudreaux while serving aboard the Galveston during an unidentified West Pac cruise. The film was transferred to DVD by Boudreaux's son and donated to the Association by his wife Pamela.

West Pac 63 from Gunnar Sedleniek








West Pac 65 from Gunnar Sedleniek

Continental US Aboard the Gaveston
Circa 1964

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A slide show with music from Gunnar Sedleniek
private photos collection


Talos Missile Handling from the internet


Men of R-Division
submitted by Charles Renshaw, FN 1961-64

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