USS Wilhoite DE(R) 397

Photo courtesy of Richard Leonhardt

Feb. 12, 1966 at Pearl Harbor. To which  DER is Wilhoite berthed -  DER-32? Click on image for larger view.

The answer was received on Oct. 23, 2001:

It is the USS Falgout (DER-324)

My father RADM. Charles P. Tesh, was CO of the Forster at the time.  LtCDR. Jack Jester was the CO of the Falgout.

 Charles. Tesh

Richard Welsh, RD-3, served aboard the Wilhoite during Deep Freeze 60-61. Click here to see some items that Richard sent along.

The father of David Willis was the CO of Wilhoite during Deep Freeze 1960-61, Cdr Charles Willis. David submitted a number of his father's documents from that command. Click here.

USS Wilhoite, Change of command, Dec. 31, 1967

This unique plaque was found along with one from USS Vance. They are both ceramic tiles that measure  6" X  6", the colors are bright and vivid. These plaques look as new as the day they were made. I don't know what their purpose was, or who made them. They are cork backed and have a small (built into the cork) hook for hanging on the wall.