Twenty Fifth Reunion of the
USS Cabildo (LSD-16 Crewmembers' Association
Via ZOOM - Day 1 - September 21,  2020

Kenneally film - WESPAC Deployment 1965

  We opened day one of our Zoom reunion with about 45 minutes of hospitality room socializing.  After we believed that everyone who wished to join us was connected we shared the 16 minute Kenneally video taken in 1965.  After watching the 1965 video we enjoyed about an hour of getting caught up with our fellow association members.  

MajGen Dennis Kenneally,  USA Ret. kindly offered our association 24 reels of 8 mm film which his Father, Frank Kenneally,  SFCS took onboard the Cabildo in 1965 and 1966.  I gratefully accepted his offer and had 20 of the reels converted to a digital format.  Using video editing software tool I assembled the video into two videos, one each for the 1965 and 1966 WESPAC deployments. The following photos are from the 1965 video.   

An LVP passing and LSD'3 open stern gate
Marines headed for action
A wave headed for the landing zone.
The landing zone
LTV returning from Operation Startlight - the USS Point Definace in view 
An LTV hits the port wingwall 
The first step is to turn the LTV around so that it can back in 
LTV backing into the welldeck
The surf inside the welldeck can make turning around a real challange
Two LCUs entering a flooded welldeck
Loading tanks into LCUs for transport to shore
Entering Hong Kong we passed the Epping Forrest, MCS-7 formerly LSD-4
A group of schools girls
Lots of hand carried deliveries
Pedal Rickshaws in Vietnam

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