Transporting remains of those who lost their lives in the fire aboard USS Oriskany, October 26, 1966.
Subic Bay Philippines Date:1966, October 28 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A pallet containing several flag-draped coffins of those who perished in the October 26, 1966 fire, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are lowered to a pier from the ship, by crane. Several clergymen in robes stand on the pier. A flag on ship at half mast. Honor guard on pier with rifles. Sailors wheel the pallet of coffins across the pier. U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin (who is stationed at Subic Bay) and the ship's Chaplain (Lt Commander) officiate on the ship's deck as coffins are placed on pallets.(The ship's own Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, perished, performing his duties, on October, 26, 1966, and is among these dead ). Sailors aboard the Oriskany open boxes of American flags as they prepare the coffins for transfer. Honor guard with rifles stand at parade rest on the pier. Church officials on the pier. A C-130 transport aircraft sits nearby with its rear door open ready to receive the coffins.
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