The Tomline

December 1975, Going to sea

I reported aboard the U.S.S. Flint (AE-32) shortly before it departed on a six month cruise to the Far East (a WESTPAC in naval parlance). Our deployment coincided with the fall of Saigon. I had a hand in caring for South Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees.

I reported aboard the U.S.S. Flint (AE-32) shortly before it departed on a six month cruise to the Far East (a WESTPAC in naval parlance). Our deployment coincided with the fall of Saigon. I had a hand in caring for South Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees.

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