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 exceptionally meritorious service from 5 April to 4 December 1972 while participating in combat operations in Soughease Asia.  Operating in an intense combat environment, USS OKLAHOMA CITY demonstrated the highest level of combat readiness and proficiency while providing close naval gunfire suport for Republic of Vietnam forces in Military Region One and in the conduct of naval gunfire strikes against the enemy in North Vietnam.  In April 1972, while acting as a task unit commander,  OKLAHOMA CITY planned and led many daring strikes against enemy stowage areas, supply routes, and enemy emplacements in North Vietnam.  These strikes were executed with a high degree of professionalism in the face of intense hostile fire from shore batteries and the constant threat of enemy aircraft.  By their courage, perserverance, and dedication, the officers and men of USS OKLAHOMA CITY reflected great credit upon themselves, their ship, and the United States Naval Service.

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Secretary of the Navy


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