I AM SO GLAD TO FIND YOUR WEB PAGE. YOU HAVE HONORED THE MEMORY OF MY FATHER AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED ABOARD THE LADY, USS OKLAHOMA-CLG5, WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT. THAT WHICH THEY SO RIGHTFULY DESERVE.
I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING MANY YEARS OF MY LIFE FOR ANY WAY TO FIND INFORMATION AND SHIPMATES OF MY FATHER WHO WAS ABOARD FROM 1960-1963 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN LONG BEACH, WHILE ON LEAVE. HE DIED AUGUST 9, 1963 AND I WAS BORN NOV. 2, 1963.
BY NEVER GETTING TO KNOW HIM, I HAVE RELYED ON MY MOTHER AND HIS FRIENDS TO HELP ME KNOW HIM THROUGH THEM. HIS NAVAL CAREER HAS ALWAYS FASCINATED ME AND I HOPE TO CONTINUE TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN. PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND SHIPMATES, PICTURES, AND MAYBE A SALVAGED PIECE OF THE SHIP.
I WILL BE ETERNALLY GREATFUL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CREWS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH THIS VERY EMOTIONAL AND IMPRESSIVE WEB PAGE. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU SOON. I CAN NEVER EXPLAIN WHAT THIS OPPORTUNITY MEANS TO ME! MANY THANKS AND BEST WISHES, REBECCA "TRIP"
Rebecca Triplett-Johnson has become a part of the Oklahoma City crew, in a sense, representing her father's memory. She is a frequent contributor to this page, an advocate for the ship and a friend to the entire crew. She has done a lot of research and is always willing to share information about the ship. E-mail Rebecca