1964

Commanding Officer

Executive Officer

CDR Oliver Legrand Norman Jr.
Apr 1963 – Sep 16 1964
LTCDR Charles E. Gurney
(Rear Admiral Ret.)

Change of Command – Sept 16 1964
CDR Jack Warren Boller
Sep 16 1964 – April 22 1966

The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 undertakes an all-encompassing refresher training followed by a overhaul and modification at Hunter’s Point, San Francisco, California, early in 1964, increasing her anti air warfare capabilities. A high state of readiness had been achieved when the Tonkin Bay incidents of 2 August 1964 and 4 August 1964 escalated the conflict in Vietnam.

In company with CruDesFlot 11, the USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 departed 5 August 1964 for her second WESPAC tour of duty on a 6-month deployment along the Vietnamese coast, primarily in the screen for the USS Bon Homme Richard CV 31 and other carriers.

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