Bio: Armbrust, Les D. – Navy Silver Jubilee Cruise (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Armbrust, Dixon

---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Jul 1977

Navy Personnel Man Les D. Armbrust of Route 1, Curtiss, Wisconsin, is participating in a Silver Jubilee cruise to the United Kingdom.

He is serving as a crew member aboard the replenishment oiler USS Milwaukee, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.

His ship is a member of a seven ship task group, assembled to visit the United Kingdom during June and July for the Silver Jubilee. The Silber Jubilee commemorated the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. The new major maritime event of the Jubilee will be a 150-ship International Naval Review in Portsmouth, England.

In honor of the occasion, he and his fellow shipmates will be visiting several English port cities. In addition, the task group, which has embarked 200 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and collegiate Naval Officer Training Corps unites, is conducting intensive training operations during the cruise. Exercises are scheduled for all phases of naval surface warfare, including task group operations, ship handling gunnery, engineering, communications and electronic warfare.

Rear Admiral John C. Dixon, Jr., USN, Commander of Carrier Group six, will be the official U.S. representative for the review, and is commanding the task group during the five week deployment.

Armbrust joined the Navy in 1975.



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