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|Title||Richard E. Ammon Jr. oral history interview, 1999.|
|Interviewee||Ammon, Richard E., Jr.|
|Date(s) of interview||1999|
|Listen to Interview||Click on Audio Link on right to listen.|
|Summary||Ammon discusses his 20 years of service with the U.S. Navy on twelve different ships. He talks at length about his time on the U.S.S. Kidd, the U.S.S. Bache, and the U.S.S. McCaffery. Ammon describes the poor condition of the U.S.S. Bache, the challenge of repairing it, its sinking while anchored off Rhodes in 1968, and the work required to salvage it. He also describes the relations among sailors aboard the U.S.S. McCaffery during the Vietnam War.|
|Biographical Information||Richard E. Ammon Jr. was born in Richmond, Ind. He joined the U.S. Navy in January 1955 after graduating from high school. Ammon spent the next 20 years serving on a dozen Navy ships, sailing around the world several times over. One of his longest assignments was with the U.S.S. Kidd from 1959 to 1963. He retired in December 1974 and was residing in Winter Park, Fla., at the time of this interview.|
Kidd, Isaac C. (Isaac Campbell), 1919-1999.
United States. Navy--Sea life.
Destroyers (Warships)--United States--Maintenance and repair.
Port cities--Mediterranean Region.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Naval operations, American.
|Original Format||1 sound cassette (1 hour, 14 minutes); Transcript (48 leaves)|
|Digital Format||MP3; PDF|
|Repository||LSU Libraries T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History.|
|Cite as||Richard E. Ammon Jr. Oral History Interview, Mss. 4700.1135, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.|
|Restrictions||Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright is retained by Louisiana State University in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.|
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