Officers and men of the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) prepare for the funeral and burial at sea, of Lieutenant Commander Omar R. Ford
Philippine Sea Date:1966, November 6 Duration:2 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) the crew prepares a funeral with full military honors for Lt. Commander Omar R. Ford who was one of 44 who lost their lives in a tragic fire aboard the ship on October 26, 1966. Sailors are seen assembling and lining up in formation in dress whites. Ship's flag at half-mast. Captain John H. Iarrobino, the skipper, and other officers inspect the formations. View from above of Marine honor guard in full dress uniforms, and of officer pallbearers standing by flag-draped body. A formation of ship's officers.
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