Photo #: NH 98077
USS Black (DD-666)
Eugene Bricker of Fresno, California, is carried ashore to a Navy ambulance to be taken to Balboa Naval Hospital, at San Diego, California, 14 July 1969. Bricker, a crewman of the yacht Mahia, was injured at sea about 1100 miles WSW of San Diego during the Trans-Pacific Yacht Race to Hawaii. Returning from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific, the San Diego based Black responded to the Mahia's call for assistance, detouring 180 miles to effect an emergency evacuation of the injured man.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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19 September 2002