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 Oklahoma City is not only a command ship and a warship, but she is also a people ship  - concerned with making and keeping friends throughout the Western Pacific.
When Oklahoma City pulls into a foreign port for a visit, officers and crewmembers reach out together to help the needy.  Projects such as repainting schools, residing an orphanage, or patching walls in classrooms are typical of the volunteer work done.
These people-to-people projects give port visits a bit more of a human factor.  Many crewmembers find a side of a particular people that they didn't know existed.  Even though language is sometimes a barrier, one look from a child's eyes can surpass any amount of words.
The Oklahoma City also sponsors tours, both in foreign ports and in her homeport of Yokosuka, encouraging people to come aboard and become familiar with the ship.  She sponsors an annual Christmas party for the Kobo Cottage Orphanage in Hayama, Japan and recently has sponsored an orphan through high school.kids.jpg (9790 bytes)

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( http://www.ussokcity.com/ )