Friday, March 27, 2009

Did You Get All the Medals You Earned?

Depending on when you served aboard the Gal, you may have earned some or all of these ribbons and medals. Our Association Historian, Art Tilley, has compiled a comprehensive list of awards and dates earned by Galveston crew members. To review the list, you can follow the home page navigation menu from "Ship's History" and then "Medals and Awards" link.

There are also links on the Medals and Awards page that will take you to instructions on requesting issuance of you earned medals and/or personnel (DD214) record.

While you're on the Ship's Log page take a look at the recently added link for Videos. Depending on your computer configuration and Internet provider, you may not be able to view the videos directly from this site, so we also loaded lesser quality copies on YouTube. Just click on one of the YouTube links on our video page. If that doesn't work, try again later... the technology is getting better everyday! Good Luck.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Plaque Dedication Ceremony Scheduled

Association President, Stan Shock with wife Donna, points to the spot on the wall where the plaque honoring the USS Galveston and its crew will be placed and dedicated during a ceremony scheduled for 1 pm on June 6, 2009 at the The United States Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. If you think you'll be able to attend, Please RSVP to Stan Shock by mid March, as he needs a head count to inform the Navy Memorial personnel. For more information on the ceremony, directions, lodging, and transportation please email Stan :
For the full history of the Plaque donated by shipmate Ralph Batson at the last reunion, read various articles going back to October 4, 2008.