USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG -7)
New 13 May 2022:
To All Hammerin' Hank Veterans; my name is Jim "Heavy" Hoey and I was onboard the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) from February 1974 to August 1977 and made both the 1975 and 1976 Westpac's. I was "on-watch" in Combat Information Center (CIC) assigned as the ships Air Search Operator for Operations Eagle Pull, Frequent Wind and the Rescue and Recovery of the SS Mayaguez and crew. I went on to serve 26 years in the Navy, and 14 years working for the Department of the Navy (DON) at SPAWAR San Diego, CA. I just recently launched a new Disabled Veteran owned business called Faith-Freedom found at: https://faithfreedomco.org
My Mission: To employ Disabled Veterans to help them improve their lives!
My Goal: The better I do, the more disabled veterans I can help and gives jobs
I plan to annually donate a percentage of what my
business earns to the veteran's organizations I'm currently a Life Member of
which include; The America Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of
Foreign Wars VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of American (VVA).
In addition to The USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7)
Association, and the Koh Tang SS Mayaguez Veterans Organization.
Thank you for your support!
Post Card sent in from Jim Hoey WO-4/LT (LDO)
New entries from Jim Hoey WO-4/LT (LDO)
Commanding Officers Plaque sent in from Captain Glenn Berree the last Captain.
It was on the inside of Captain's Cabin Door, with all the Captains listed over the years.
Web site visits
16-May-2022 19:42 Last Up Date
Side Launch BAY CITY, MI
time: 1250 - date: 22 April 1959 First DDG hits the water
Plank Captain Caney - Passed Away - 20 November 2009
Vice Admiral John "Jack" Shanahan, Jr., February 3, 1923 - September 10, 2013
Commissioned 17 December 1960
Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston Massachusetts
SUBSEQUENT COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE
USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG -7
2nd Commander D. C. Redgrave
3rd Commander W. C. Harris
4th Commander E. L. West
5th Commander Edward M. Cocke
6th Commander Eugene I. Finke
7th Commander Henry C. Mustin
8th Commander Charles G. Farnham
9th Commander Robert L. Jensen
10th Commander J. Michael Rodgers
11th Commander R. T. S. Keith, Jr.
12th Commander Eugene S. Dvornick
13th Commander William J. Hill
14th Commander C. van der Schroef
15th Commander John T. Gilmartin
16th Commander Thomas H. Berns
17th Commander N. Glen Berree
18th Commander David L. Johnson
Decommissioned 2 October 1989
To hear Theme Song, "Magnificent Seven" Open this home page with Internet
or click link Magnificent Seven
A link to Captain Caney's
- his fathers favorite's from WW I era
Lyric by J. Will Callahan, 1874-1946
Music by Lee S. Roberts, 1884-1949
Published 1917: Jerome H. Remick & Co, New York
G Award for ribbon identification
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