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6 JUNE 1967 - 47 Years Ago - USS FORRESTAL

Created: 6/6/2014

Author: Ken Killmeyer (FID Historian)

On the afternoon of 6 June 1967, FORRESTAL got underway to participate in the war in South East Asia.

FORRESTAL’s ELEVENTH DEPLOYMENT, and first to Western Pacific, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam with CVW-17 embarked.  FORRESTAL’s first Combat Deployment.  VF-11, VF-74, VA-106, VA-46, VA-65, RVAH-11, VAH-10, VAW-123, HC-2 and later joined by VAP-61, VQ-1, VAW-13, and HS-2.  A voyage that would change the lives of her 5,500 crew members forever; even too this day 47 yeas later.  God Bless Our Crew!

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