U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Leslie "Ray" Garcia's Photo Collection

Ray's photographic history of the Sumner's Vietnam Deployment begins with our fascinating trip through the Panama Canal and continues through to the July the 4th holiday in Hong Kong. Many thanks to Ray for scanning and forwarding these pieces of our history for all to enjoy.

Transit of the Panama Canal on February 12th
In late February we stopped at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Oahu, Hawaii
for a bit of R&R
Statue of the
 Last King of Hawaii
Ray taking a break
The Punch Bowl
Pacific Military Cemetery
The grave of
Ernie Pyle
Inside the crater
Unknown Soldiers
The USS Arizona Memorial and her Ship's Bell
How a Sumner Class "Tin Can" makes it across the Pacific - Refueling at Sea

In mid March we reach the Orient with a stop in Yokosuka, Japan
where we get a bit more R&R and load up war supplies

An All Girl review in Tokyo
(no flash cameras were allowed)
A Buddhist Shrine
Pagoda being built Grounds of the Emperor's Palace 100 MPH passenger train Tokyo Tower

July 4th finds us in Hong Kong along with the USS Hancock (CVA-19)

Ray at the top of Victoria Peak