Admiral David L. McDonald, Chief of Naval Operations, landed aboard the USS CONSTELLATION (CVA-64) on?
Plaque on USS CONSTELLATION
Admiral McDonald leaving plane, being greeted
CNO aboard USS CONSTELLATION
Flag being presented to Admiral McDonald
CNO putting on life jacket, boarding helicopter
CU of four stars on helicopter
Helicopter taking off
CNO arriving at Nha Be, being greeted
CNO meeting Vietnamese Naval Officers
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Background: Admiral David L. McDonald, Chief of Naval Operations, landed aboard the USS CONSTELLATION (CVA-64) on October 30, 1966. His visit to the aircraft carrier was part of a tour of U.S. Navy ships and installations in the Western Pacific.
On board the CONSTELLATION, Admiral McDonald attended one of the daily briefs and toured the Integrated Operational Intelligence Center. Upon departure from the ship he was presented a souvenir flag which was flown while he was aboard.
Admiral McDonald also visited the Tan Son Nhut Air Base just outside Saigon, the An Tho River Patrol Headquarters, and the Mekong Delta regions of An Thoi, Can Tho, Bin Thuy, My Tho and Nha Be.
At An Thoi, Admiral McDonald presented the Navy Unit Commendation to Coast Guard Squadron One. At My Tho he presented Purple Heart Medals to Danny N. Harrison, SN (Winsdor, North Carolina); Rubin G. Binder, SN (Brooklyn, New York); Peter T. Koshler-Photehauer, YN2 (Rockland, Maine); and Robert V. Andreatta, GMGSN (Phoenix, Arizona). He presented Navy Commendation Medals to Thomas Ginan, GM3 (West Hempstead, New York); James E. Williams, BMl (Darlington, South Carolina); and Glen O. Enberg, BMl (Clearbook, Minnesota). Lieutenant Adrian C. May (Shreveport, Louisiana) received the Bronze Star Medal.
Among the officers accompanying Admiral McDonald on the tour was Vice Admiral John J. Hyland, Commander U.S. Seventh Fleet.