Naval officers greeted by U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Martin and Rear Admiral Geis aboard USS Independence in the Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean Sea Date:1968, June 25 Duration:3 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
20th anniversary of Sixth Fleet aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVA-62) in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship's band play on the flight deck. Men standing in the background in whites and neckerchiefs. The band playing the instruments on the flight deck. The Chief Band Master, directing the band. Marine Honor Guards and sideboys in the background. The band playing on the flight deck; Chief Band Master in foreground. A UH-2C helicopter flying over the flight deck. Personnel seen scattered throughout the deck area in the foreground. The Marine Honor Guard at parade rest on the flight deck. Marine in the Honor Guard. A UH-46A helicopter, coming in over the flight deck forward with VIPs aboard. Side boys, Marine Honor Guards in position in the foreground. Boatswain's Mate preparing to blow the Boatswain's pipe. The sideboys come to the salute. A French Naval Officer, comes through the ranks of Sideboys, is greeted by the Vice Admiral. Vice Admiral William I. Martin and Rear Admiral Geis. The sideboys at attention, coming to the salute. French Naval Officer is greeted by Vice Admiral Martin and Rear Admiral Geis. Other Naval officers greeted by Vice Admiral. Vice Admiral Martin on the flight deck. Capt. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Captain USNR, greeted by Vice Admiral Martin and Rear Admiral Geis. Capt. Fairbanks Jr. leaves as Vice Admiral Martin greets a USA officer, followed by more NATO officers, coming in and leaving. The UH- 46A lifting off from the flight deck. Marines and Naval personnel lined up in the foreground in two ranks facing each other.
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