I was also on board when the orange face went up under Mo Peele. I ended up painting the face on the ice machine on the Mess Deck. I also remember Peele having big cookies made and sending them over to unrep ships.
I left soon after change of command from Peele to guy from the IG who wanted to be able to go into the engine room in whites and not get dirty – don’t really want to remember his name!
I recogize a lot of the names in these messages. I came on board in about April ’75 as an HM3 and left in June ’76 as an HM2. I spent a lt of time with Mike Long in the stream cage as well as sick bay.