Ships Ribbons & Awards
Hello guys, I would like to inform you that we in
engineering had the E. Ensign Kulmus went up
on the stack and painted the red E on our smoke stack.
Were there any other medals, and awards earned?
You won the Battle Efficiency "E" (for
excellence, remember?) in the Squadron in 1964.
And you took several department "E"s that year
also. I'm sure there was a Gunnery "E".
Probably there were "E"s in Engineering and
Operations also. Am not sure how to check,
but will try.
We had the WEAPONS E, as well as the GUNNERY and
MISSILE Es, which were components of the department E,
but were awarded separately. I believe we also had
the ASW 'A'. We may have won some of those in 64
but not in 65, or vice versa. I know when I left
the ship in Feb. 66 I had a hashmark under the Battle E
on my uniform, which means we won that for both 64 and 65.