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January 1990 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


USS Dewey (DDG-45) crewmembers working on the Sharjah School, January 1990:   Shown:   Some of the other crewmembers were:  STG2 Prisco, DS1 Jordan, and DS3 Gagliano hard at work.    They were among the 55 Sailors that helped in this project.   USS Dewey (DDG-45), Cruise Book, 1990.
Caption: USS Dewey (DDG-45) crewmembers working on the Sharjah School, January 1990: Shown: Some of the other crewmembers were: STG2 Prisco, DS1 Jordan, and DS3 Gagliano hard at work. They were among the 55 Sailors that helped in this project. USS Dewey (DDG-45), Cruise Book, 1990.

From January 13 to 25, 1990, USS Dewey (DDG-45) crewmembers worked to renovate the Sharah Humanitarian School and the Dubai Handicapped School during a port visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  The fifty-five man team was led by Lieutenant Villar-Gosalvez.  Work included bricklaying, carpentry, and painting.  The idea originated from the wife of the American Consul-General in Dubai who enlisted the help of the visiting U.S. Navy ships.  Villar-Gosalvez stated, "We received help from the world during Hurricane Hugo, and this is our way of paying back."   As one crewmember, Dennis A. Guinn, said to a local news reporter, "People here have been really friendly, and it's a great city to come back to."   


USS Dewey (DDG-45) crewmembers posing while working on the Sharjah School project, January 1990.   Shown:  OSSA Hogan, OS3 Blanton, OSSA Herring, STG2 Prisco, and DC3 Gillock.   They were among the 55 Sailors that helped in this project.   USS Dewey (DDG-45), Cruise Book, 1990.
Caption: USS Dewey (DDG-45) crewmembers posing while working on the Sharjah School project, January 1990. Shown: OSSA Hogan, OS3 Blanton, OSSA Herring, STG2 Prisco, and DC3 Gillock. They were among the 55 Sailors that helped in this project. USS Dewey (DDG-45), Cruise Book, 1990.

Secretary of the Navy Letter of Appreciation, February 21, 1990.   Signed letter by Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett details the appreciation for the USS Dewey crewmen who volunteered for this community project.  USS Dewey (DDG-45), Cruise Book, 1990.
Caption: Secretary of the Navy Letter of Appreciation, February 21, 1990. Signed letter by Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett details the appreciation for the USS Dewey crewmen who volunteered for this community project. USS Dewey (DDG-45), Cruise Book, 1990.

330-CFD-DN-SC-88-05456:  A port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-45) underway.   Photographed by PH2 Bono Corrso, April 26, 1988.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SC-88-05456: A port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-45) underway. Photographed by PH2 Bono Corrso, April 26, 1988. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Tue May 05 14:08:20 EDT 2020