Portland Rose Festival, 1972 and 1973

As a part of Fleet Week, the USS Arnold J. Isbell visited Portland, Oregon, for the annual Rose Festival in both 1972 and 1972. Here are a few photos from those visits.

Contributed by Dan Davis

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One Response to “Portland Rose Festival, 1972 and 1973”

  1. Tom Grayson Says:

    Hi, I wasYoeman, PO3 Tom Grayson, on the special sea and anchor details and stayed with the Isbell from it’s last crusie in Vietnam, decommissioning from active to reserve fleet and then until it was sold to the Greek Navy. We made two Mazatlon trips, two Hawaii trips and the Portland Oregon. We trained reserves, Sea Scouts and went where we were needed. I was transfered to the Uss Lang when the Isbell was decommisioned out of the Reserve Fleet and sold to the Greeks. I have many wonderful memories of that ship, and many funny stories.
    Thanks,

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