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In Honor of Our Deceased Crewmembers

Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake,
From the hills, From the sky;
All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight,
and a star gems the sky,
Gleaming bright from afar,
drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, Neath the stars, Neath the sky
As we go, This we know, God is nigh


When the USS Guam LPH9 visited Barcelona, Spain in 1979, Guam’s Chaplin John Baldwin offered the following prayer to God for our shipmates, who were lost in the liberty launch accident on 17 January 1977.

“Lord, God, our Father, we praise you for the mysteries of life – a great gift given to us and to those we remember here today. We remember that day in January when our countrymen, our brothers, were suddenly taken from this earth here in a friendly but far distant country from our homes. We pray that they will live with you. In your never-ending love and mercy you turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life. Be our refuge and strength in giving us the grace to bring about your kingdom of justice, peace, and brotherhood. For it is through your kingdom coming here that time unites with eternity.”

* designates plankowner

** Sailors and Marines, stationed on the USS Guam LPH-9, killed 17 January, 1977, at Barcelona, Spain when their liberty launch collided with the Spanish freighter "Urlea". Twenty-five Sailors and Marines from the USS Trenton LPD-14 also lost their lives in this accident.

***Brian "Butch" Barlow died from a wound he received from a piece of shrapnel off a helicopter rotor blade. The accident happened during flight operations in heavy weather. When a helocopter pitched over, its rotors crashed into the deck, causing shrapnel to be thrown in all directions

  Name Rank/Rate Years served on Guam
  Allen Charles B. SGT 1976-1977**
  Asplund Paul L. PFC 1976-1977**
  Austin Kenneth B. Commanding Officer 1971-1973
  Barlow Brian "Butch" B. AN 1971-1972***
  Biddle Daniel R. AT2  
* Blair Thomas F. EM2 1965
  Bodway Al    
  Booker Lawrence A. L/CPL 1976-1977**
* Brasted K.C. Cmdr 1964-1966
  Breton Edgar Edward MS2 1976-1977**
* Brown Bobby J. Lcmdr  
  Bryant Nelson    
  Cantu Raul PFC 1976-1977**
  Carlon Charles M. ABH2 1967-1969
  Cawley James   1966-1968
  Cebrowski Arthur Vice Admiral 1986-1988
* Coon Robert W PH3 1964-1966
  Crayton Willie S. SGT 1976-1977**
  Cruz Gilberto L/CPL  
  Dincas Ted CPL  
  Dunlap Gary L. PFC 1976-1977**
  Edwards R.    
  Fancher Danny Carl FA 1976-1977**
  Freeman Calvin K. SGT 1976-1977**
  Garrison P.D. LTJG  
  Gilliard Dexter B. L/CPL 1976-1977**
  Gonzales Pablo AA 1976-1977**
  Goven Anthony L/CPL  
* Gutt Stanley   1964-1967
  Hagwood Wayne CPL 1976-1977**
  Hakel Eric M. AT3  
  Hamann Rudolph "Rudy" SN 1965-1966
  Hamilton David "Lee"    
* Harbour L.L. "Scotty" AE1 1965-1967
  Heim Christian AG3 1968-1970
  Hudson Jerry R. MMCS  
  Hutton Robert S. ABF3  
  Kaiser Tony MM3 1982-1984
* Keidel Larry Lt  
  King Marvin L. SN  
  Kircheval J.H. LtJg  
  Labourr James Roger ETNSB 1976-1977**
* Leto Raymond Phil ABF3  
  Lewis Robert Charles YN3 1976-1977**
  Lloyd Henry Jr. CPL 1976-1977**
  Marks Ensley Jr. BT3 1967-1968
  McKnight Jesse Captain  
  Mitche Steven P. L/CPL 1976-1977**
  Mobayed Ronald J. Lt  
* Moir Alex MM2 1964-1965
  Mullin John Timothy YNC 1976-1977**
* Nobles Arnold R. TN  
  Peake Leroy V. PFC 1976-1977**
  Pederson Gary "Pete" LI3 1965-1967
  Peguero Jose CE1 1994-1996
  Perdue Joe F. CPL 1976-1977**
* Pitts Gary W. SM3  
  Rauscher Morris F. SHSN  
  Reynolds Richard David AN 1976-1977**
* Riden Charlie    
  Rivi Gino    
  Roth Norman T. ABH2 1975-1978
  Royal Brian Keith MSSN 1976-1977**
  Sanchez Anthony    
  Saunders Harvey EMCS  
  Scherer Douglas M JO2 1994-1997
  Sepper Frank Cmdr  
  Shimfessel Michael Ray AN 1976-1977**
  Simon Charles Edward BTFN 1976-1977**
  Sims Michael Anthony SHSA 1976-1977**
  Sorrells J.F. RMC  
  Stanley Mark CPL  
  Stanley Thomas Albert Captain  
  Staten Clarence R. PFC 1976-1977**
* Tepovich Francis "Frank" BTC 1965-1967
* Thurmon Norman "Bud" Captain 1964-1965
  Vogel Robert W. Lt  
  Wamsley Eugene "Gene"   1970-1971
  Watson Ed   1971-1973
* Weisser Myron   1964-1966
* Worrall David J. Captain 1965-1966
* Zeimet Richard "Zim" A. BT1 1964-1967

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