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Autumn Gold / 1963 - Expand on Investigation

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    Autumn Gold / 1963 - Expand on Investigation I understand Project SHAD was under way in May 1963, Autumn Gold was one of the larger exercises that year. But, I
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 25, 2002
      Autumn Gold / 1963 - Expand on Investigation
       
      I understand Project SHAD was under way in May 1963,
      Autumn Gold was one of the larger exercises that year.
       
      But, I have found at least 24 other Naval ships involved
      in Classified activities that same year. With most of these
      ships logs missing, its hard to determine what they were
      involved with, and where.
       
      There was to this date more than 234 Chemical / Biological /
      Nuclear exercises throughout the 1960's, and most have not
      been declassified after 39 years later.
       
      I would like those records for the listed ships below to be declassified
      in the interest of expediting possible deployment health medically
      related information or notifications of exposures to these test.
       
      Also, the USS Hoel's logs discuss RADIATION TEST - so would
      you please look into this since they also mentioned Nuclear
      weapons training and emergency procedures over and over in the
      logs.
       
      On another note, the following ships participated with Autumn Gold
      ships while on excercises:
        
      USS Braine
      USS Midway                Logs missing for 1965
      USS Kitty Hawk            Logs missing for 1966, 1967
      USS Lafayette              Logs missing for 1966
      USS Oglethrope           Logs missing for 1962,1965, 1966
       
      Consider this the first of many letters on the related topic
      from 1962 - 1971. We await dialogue and answers with
      DHSD on this and many veteran Deployment Health
      situations.
       
                                          Sincerely
                                          Kirt P. Love
                                          Director, DSBR
       
      Note: Consider this to be a FOIA request.
       
      The Desert Storm Battle Registry
      P.O. Box 77381
      Washington, DC 20013
      540-477-2923
      540-477-2941 Fax

      Autuman Gold
      May 3-31st, 1963
      Southwest of Oahu
       
                  USS Navarro
                  USS Tioga County
                  USS Carpenter
                  USS Hoel
                  USS Granville S. Hall
                  Marine Air group 13, First marine Brigade
       
      Possible ships not mentioned:
      USS Cony ( DD 508 )                        Classified
      USS Coucal ( ASR 8 )                       Classified
      USS Exploit ( NSO 440 )                   Classified
      USS Forrest Sherman ( DD 931 )        Classified
      USS Forster ( DER 334 )                   Classified - Missing most of its logs 1963 logs
      USS Grapple ( ARS 7 )                      Classified - Missing June July 1963 logs
      USS Keppler ( DDE 765 )                  Classified
      USS Kretcher ( DER 331 )                 Classified - Missing April, June, & July 1963 logs
      USS Lansing ( DER 388 )                  Classified - Missing Dec 1963 logs
      USS March ( DE 699 )                      Classified - Missing June September, 1963 logs
      USS Murray ( DDE 576 )                   Classified - Missing March 1963 logs
      USS Opportune ( ARS 11 )                Classified - Missing most of years logs
      USS Reclaimer ( ARS 12 )                Classified - Missing July 1963 logs
      USS Redfin ( SSR 272 )                    Classified - Missing Feb 1963 logs
      USS Rehoboth ( AGS 50 )                Classified - Missing Oct 1963 logs
      USS Savage ( DER 386 )                  Classified - Missing most of years logs
      USS Sea Wolfe ( SSN 575 )             Classified - Missing April 1963 logs
      USS Staten Island ( AGB 5 )            Classified - Missing Sep Oct 1963 logs
      USS Thor ( ARC 4 )                         Classified - Missing June, Sept, & Oct 1963
      USS Waldron ( DD 699 )                  Classified - Missing Feb, June 1963 logs
      USS Weiss ( APD 135 )                   Classified - Missing Feb, March 1963
      USS Whitehurst ( DE 634 )               Classified - Missing Aug 1963
      USS Wilhoite ( DER 397 )                 Classified - Missing most of years logs
      USS Wiltsie ( DD 716 )                     Classified - Missing June 1963
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