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NH 97608 USS Salem (CA-139)

Photo #: NH 97608  USS Salem (CA-139)
Title: USS Salem (CA-139)
Description: The crew of the cruiser's after eight-inch gun turret pose with Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, as he visited the Sixth Fleet flagship on 26 June 1957. Admiral Burke is congratulating the Turret Captain, Gunner's Mate First Class Aleckson S. Bedrosian, for his turret crew's performance in winning the Gold E award during surface target practice in the Mediterranean Sea on 8 June. The Gold E, awarded to outstanding gun crews, is seen here painted on the turret side. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97608
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