Monthly Archives: April 2010
The state of Oregon knows how to do right by it’s servicemen and women. They recently honored LT Larry Dugan (USS Walton 1961-63) with a Honorable Service medal. Here’s a picture of the medel and of LT Dugan.
Carlos Cruz Herrero: May 3, 1920 – March 13, 2010, Resident of Dublin, CA A former shipmate, Carlos Cruz Herrero passed away peacefully at 89 years of age in Pleasanton, CA. A native of Agana, Guam where he lived until … Continue reading
Hello Shipmates, One of the things we did week in and week out was leave Pearl Harbor on Monday along with submarines from the sub base Pearl and practice ASW for a few days and then return back to Pearl on … Continue reading
Hello Walton Shipmates, I served on the Walton from 1944- as an electrician and an 18 yr old kid.—we operated out of Subic Bay, Philippines with the submarines –and we escorted convoys into the Philippines. I remember we escorted a … Continue reading
Here are some photos provided by Paul Naples (RD3) from the Walton’s WesPac cruise in 1962. Scene from downtown Saigon, Viet Nam Saigon Girl U.S. planes brought up by “Jeep Carrier” to Saigon, Vietnam. Snyder (SM1) on right. Vietnamese Junks in South China … Continue reading
Hello Walton Shipmates, In 1956 I was on board the Walton as a young E3 / Shipfitter striker, home ported at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. All of a sudden a group of scientists came aboard and supervised the installation of what … Continue reading