|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
|Ed Izzi's Memorabilia Collection|
Deployment to Vietnam - February to September
|Anchored in Hong Kong||The rescue of 1LT Ronnie Randolph||Minesweepers in Sasebo||Russian Bear
bomber being shadowed by an F-4
Refresher Training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Christmas 1968
|USS Guam (LPH-9)||USS J. F. Kennedy (CVA-67)||
Ed & RM3 Richard Borutta
G. Amundson, BT2 John W. Barrett and BT2 Jose R. Garcia.
||Ed and BT2 John W. Barrett|
European Deployment - April to October 1969
Boiler Inspection Device (BID) invented by Ed to detect raw fuel during inspections in order to prevent boiler explosions such as one that occurred in 1981. Over 1,000 were put in service and there were no subsequent explosions. The units served the Fleet until 1992.
5"/38s were not big enough for Ed so he went into the Army and
played with 8" guns.
|Where it all began, Ed is in the row above the San Diego Flag, 3rd from the right, October 1 1965||Ed receiving his 35 year pin with the Department of Defense January 22 2003|
Many thanks to Ed for scanning and forwarding these pieces of our history