Long retired Gunnery Sergeant Charles LaMarr, who died 19Dec2011, provided us with an enormous collection of photos and documents. Therefore, though we've not included EVERY item, we felt compelled to publish them as a separate page...with still other links to photos and newspaper articles of the time...1961...he had also furnished..
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First, there are photos of the Hermitage, Marine activities and Marine personnel on board:
Then there was the ship's visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone:
The HMS Bermuda making its own goodwill stop in Monrovia, Liberia and some of the people on board:
Then those show stopping exibitions we provided up and down the west coast...of Africa, that is:
And, of course, there are the "Gunny's" two favorite photos:
* PROMOTION 15MAY61 IN CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.
Major Richard Kurth CO, Solant Amity 1-60.
Promoted GSgt John J. Coughlin; GSgt C.A. LaMarr [Died: 19Dec2011]; 1st Sgt D. M. Bolick
Attending: 1st Sgt Perkins, Sgt Maj and Co Commander Capt. William Boone HMR Sub Unit 1
Oooooorahhhhhh, Gunny LaMarr!!!!
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