Friday, October 7, 2011

Galveston, Departing

On September 15th, the last skipper of the USS Galveston CLG3, James W Montgomery, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery during a ceremony befitting his national service.  Our association president, Stan Shock attended the ceremony and shared the material presented below. 

Just two years ago, Rear Admiral Montgomery (Ret) was the honored speaker at the dedication ceremony for the USS Galveston Plaque at the US Navy Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A video recording of his speech is available on this website in the History/Video section or from the following link

In addition to being the last Galveston CO (1969-70), Admiral Montgomery was last surviving Galveston CO.
To Captain Montgomery and all those that preceded him, the crews of the Galveston salute you,