Gohan's Oklahoma City CLG-5 Collection
QM3 Dave Rice, (Gohan)  USS Oklahoma City CLG-5,  June 1970 - October 1973
Currently a QMCS in the United States Naval Reserve, Fargo, North Dakota
"Sharing an important part of my life with my Oklahoma City (CLG-5) Shipmates."

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The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the


for service as set forth in the following



For meritorious service from 26 November 1968 to 1 March 1972, while participating in combat operations in Southeast Asia.  Through the continuous exercise of professionalism, USS OKLAHOMA CITY maintained the highest level of readiness and proficiency, which enabled her to serve superbly as flagship for Commander, United States SEVENTH Fleet.  Her smartness and exemplary conduct greatly assisted the embarked Fleet Commander in his diplomatic role and enhanced the American image in the Western Pacific.  Moreover, OKLAHOMA CITY provided exceptionally accurate naval gunfire support to friendly forces and greatly improved the aret of antiair warfare in the Tonkin Gulf.  The superb performance of the officers and men of USS OKLAHOMA CITY throughout this period contributed significantly to the achievement of United States objectives in Southeast Asia and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


For the Secretary,

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