2:56 | Mr. McCurry discusses the stresses that come along with being aboard ship and describes a tragedy that resulted in the death of over twenty men.
Mr. McCurry discusses how he was drafted into the Navy and describes the popular drafting system that was utilized in 1970.
Mr. McCurry describes witnessing a few OCS students break the honor code during their final test and explains how the code has personally impacted him as an individual.
Mr. McCurry shares the details of his first bombing mission in Vietnam and describes the devastating damage inflicted by an eight inch shell.
Mr. McCurry describes what it was like to be a part of the intensity of "Operation Linebacker."
Mr. McCurry discusses coming into contact with three torpedo boats in Haiphong Harbor and describes the tactics his ship used to destroy them.
Mr. McCurry describes what it feels like to be shot at on a daily basis and the toll that war takes on an individual.
Mr. McCurry shares a tragic casualty he witnessed on the Fourth of July during his time in Vietnam.
Mr. McCurry explains how the USS Newport set the world record for the fastest trans-Pacific passage in history during their trip back to the States.