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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A familiar sight for those who served on the Oklahoma City in the Western Pacific.   Mt. Fuji, at an elevation of 3,776 meters, was a visual and radar navigation aid many miles away.

Many sailors would come down with 'channel fever' the night before pulling back into our home port of Yokosuka, Japan.  "I couldn't sleep" was a common saying as they entered the bridge at 0200.  Sure enough, they would check out the chart table and see the plotted course to yoko and maybe even take a quick peak at the radar screen and see the Mt. Fuji blip.  The coffee pot was on, as always, and after a cup or two and some good conversation they would head down to the mess decks or take a stroll around the main deck.

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