Burial at Sea for Lieutenant Commander Omar R. Ford, who perished in fire aboard the USS Oriskany, on October 26, 1966
Philippine Sea Date:1966, November 6 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scenes from Funeral with full military honors, and burial at sea, for Lt. Commander Omar R. Ford, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) in the Philippine Sea. A Navy Commander (Chaplain) at podium on deck. Ship's officers and company with bowed heads. Navy officers as pallbearers around flag-draped body. They commit the body to the deep. U.S. Destroyer, USS Chevalier (DD-805) and another Destroyer are seen in water nearby. Bugler plays taps. Marine honor guards fire three-volley rifle salute. Officer pallbearers ceremoniously fold the American flag and present it to Ship's Captain, John H. Iarrobino who carries it as he leaves the deck. A Commander announces the end of the ceremony.
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