USS PIEDMONT (AD-17)


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I served on board "Doc" Piedmont from 1976 - 1977 and this was my last duty station. These photos are from my retirement ceremony held in the Chief's Mess on the USS PIEDMONT (AD-17) at D & S Piers, Norfolk, Virginia on 02 August 1977.

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Ken's retirement My wife, Margo and daughters Ann and Lynne, and son Troy in the Chief's Mess.
Letter of Appreciation Letter of Appreciation on retirement being read by Captain L. O. Armel, Commanding Officer, USS Piedmont (AD-17).
Being congratulated by Captain Armel Being congratulated by Captain Armel.
Receiving shadow box from Chief Mess Shadow Box from the Chief's Mess being presented by ship's Master Chief.
Ship's Plaque being presented by Captain Armel Ship's Plaque being presented by Captain Armel.
Letter of Appreciation to my wife, Margo, by Capt. Armel Letter of Appreciation to my wife, Margo, being read by Captain L. O. Armel, Commanding Officer, USS Piedmont (AD-17).
Opening gifts Opening gifts.
The ship's bell was from S-4 Division staff The ship's bell was from the disbursing staff, S-4 Division.
Sideboys Sideboys.
Piped over the side on retirement Piped over the side on retirement.
My last salute My last salute.
Departing USS Piedmont (AD-17) for the last time Departing USS Piedmont (AD-17) for the last time.
Letter of Appreciation to my wife, Margo Letter of Appreciation presented to my wife by Captain L. O. Armel, Commanding Officer.



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