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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Photos by John Mastin

On Wednesday Sept 15th the officers and crew of the Chung-Hoon hosted a luncheon and ships tour for the veteran sailors of the Sigsbee, their wives, and family members of Sigsbee sailors who lost their lives. 

Commander Kenny Williams greets Hank Elizagaray, Edy Roberts, Billy Roberts, and Arline Elizagaray (California).

Members of the Chung-Hoon's crew preparing the ship for the commissioning ceremonies.

On the bow of DDG-93 (L to R) Alma Rich (Indiana), sister of Guy Amburgey, MM2/c KIA on Sigsbee, Commander Williams, Faye LeBlanc, and Wilbert LeBlanc (Louisiana), brother of Sterling LeBlanc, SC3/c KIA on Sigsbee.

Almost looking down the barrel of the Chung-Hoon's 5" gun.

L to R: Faye LeBlanc, Commander Williams, Wilbert LeBlanc, Robert Rich (Indiana) and Sonja Mastin (Indiana).


Left photo: Lt. Thoma addresses the luncheon as (L to R) Alma Rich (Indiana), Sigsbee sailors Paul Bagin (Wisconsin), Clinton Hay (Ohio), and Arline Elizagaray (California) listen.  Right photo: Sigsbee sailors present the ship with a plaque, ( L to R) Lyle Buss (Minnesota), Louis Judice ( Louisiana), and Clinton Hay.

Following photos by Billy Robert


Looking toward the bow from the port bridge wing.

The SIGSBEE'S helm is now a permanent fixture on the Chung-Hoon.  The helm had been on display at the St. Louis, Navy/Marine station for many years..

Painting of the SIGSBEE donated by the Mastin/Amburgey family to the Chung-Hoon in memory of Guy Amburgey KIA. The painting hangs in the crew's mess along with Cmdr. Chung-Hoons battle flag.


       Sigsbee sailors attending the luncheon: L to R, Clinton Hay, Paul Bagin, A.J. Politz assisting Sam Leidy in wheelchair, A.J. Pohls (behind Politz), Chuck Edwards, Lyle Buss, Elmer Virag & Louis Judice.  


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