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|10k||Quincy H. Truett was born in Quitman, Ga., on 03 April 1932. He enlisted in the Navy on 14 September 1951 at Jacksonville, Fla., and, during the later stages of the Korean
War, saw duty in destroyers John W. Thomason (DD 760) and Floyd B. Parks (DD 884). Subsequently, he served successfully in Tulare (AKA 112), Chilton (APA 38), and Tawasa (ATF 92). From
01 August 1965 to September 1966, Truett served with the Naval Support Activity, Danang, in South Vietnam. Following a tour of duty with the Key West Test and Evaluation Detachment, he
trained at the Naval Amphibious Base at Coronado, Calif., in preparation for his return to Vietnam. On 13 September 1968, Chief Boatswain's Mate Truett transferred to River Patrol Flotilla
5 and joined River Division 551.
On the night of 20 January 1969, his division was operating on the Kinh Dong Tien Canal. Truett was patrol officer for two of four river patrol boats escorting an armored troop carrier. The entire unit came under intense enemy fire, and the boat ahead of Truett's erupted in flames. When the blaze forced the patrol boat's crew into the water, Chief Truett ordered his own craft to the rescue. Seemingly oblivious to the enemy gunfire streaming at him, Chief Truett maintained a constant covering fire throughout the rescue of the crew of PBR 8137. Though mortally wounded, Chief Truett continued to fight until the successful completion of the rescue. Chief Truett died of his wounds that same day. For his ". . . extraordinary heroism . . ." Chief Boatswain's Mate Truett was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.
USS Truett (DE 1095) was the first ship named in his honor.
|122k||undated image (Photo ©Ignacio F. Lopez)||Ignacio F. Lopez
Spanish Navy (Ret.)
|140k||27 November 1975: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela - USS William V. Pratt (DDG 44) tied up
pierside along with USS Brumby centre, and USS Truett outboard.
(Photo © Karsten Peterson, Karsten is a retired professional seaman with an excellent website called Sailor, On the Blue Path of the World)
|63k||December 1977: at Athens, Greece||Nate Jensen
Lt., USN (1976-1980)
|111k||undated image, prior to hull mod.|
|208k||date / location unknown: USS Truett (DE 1095) (Photo #M-51 DE-1095, from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum)||Darryl Baker
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
|134k||undated image, but after hull modification. (bow bulwark, bow spray strakes added)||Nate Jensen
Lt., USN (1976-1980)
|73k||06 August 1982: Truett, taken by me, at Barcelona, Spain. This is a good view (in my opinion) of the modifications made to reduce deck wetness: bow bulwarks and spray-suppressing strake.||Fabio Peņa
|1012k||01 August 1983: Norfolk, Va. - An aerial port bow view of a Military Sealift Command cargo ship in dry dock at the Imperial Shipyard Docks and the frigate Truett.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08412 from DefenseImagery.mil)
|87k||01 December 1986: Naval Station Norfolk, Va. - A bow view of the frigates USS Truett and
Moinester (FF 1097) tied up at a pier.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DNST8706727 from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|393k||26 June 1987: Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of the frigate Truett underway passing the Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08621 from DefenseImagery.mil)
|382k||26 June 1987: Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of the frigate Truett underway passing the Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08622 from DefenseImagery.mil)
|503k||26 June 1987: Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of the frigate Truett underway passing the Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08623 from DefenseImagery.mil)
|319k||26 June 1987: at sea - A starboard bow view of the frigate USS Truett (FF 1095) underway.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08624 from the DVIC)
|718k||26 June 1987: A starboard bow view of the frigate USS Truett (FF 1095) underway.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08626 by A1C McInerney from the DVIC)
|232k||12 August 1988: at sea - A port bow view of Truett underway with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) battle group. The ship,
which is part of Task Group 24.4, is in an 18-ship formation that is transiting the North Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-89-01286 by PH2 Lipski, from the DVIC)
|159k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06768 from the DVIC)
|309k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, stern view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06769 from the DVIC)
|161k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, port quarter view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06770 from the DVIC)
|178k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, port amidships view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06771 from the DVIC)
|166k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, closeup starboard bow view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06772 from the DVIC)
|270k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06773 from the DVIC)
|202k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, an amidships view, as seen from off the starboard bow.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06774 from the DVIC)
|302k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard quarter view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06775 from the DVIC)
|233k||01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06776 from the DVIC)
|155k||31 January 1989: Naval Station Norfolk, Va. - Family and friends board the Truett, which is tied up after returning to home port with the aircraft carrier USS
John F. Kennedy (CV67) battle group.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08829 by PH1 Jeff Elliot from the DVIC)
|230k||28 March 1991: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - A view of the bow of the Truett moored to a pier.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-08182 by Pat Jett Toombs from the DVIC)
|228k||April 2008: Chuk Samet, Southern Thailand - HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok (F-461)(ex-Truett) and HTMS Phutthaloetla Naphalai (F-462)(ex-Ouellet) are photographed while moored in port.||Raymond Davis
XO, MSC EPU 112
|Navy Times Ship in the Spotlight
© Mario DeMarco
|View the USS Truett (DE 1095) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Truett's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Jun. 1974 - 12 Dec. 1975||Cmdr. James White Egerton (USNA '56) (Louisburg, N.C.)|
|2.) 12 Dec. 1975 - 02 Aug. 1977||Cmdr. Joseph Thomas Hock (OCS '59) (New York City, N.Y.)|
|3.) 02 Aug. 1977 - 15 Aug. 1980||Cmdr. Thomas Charles Lynch (USNA '64) (Lima. Oh.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|4.) 15 Aug. 1980 - 31 Aug. 1982||Cmdr. Jerry A. Lewis (OCS '63)|
|5.) 31 Aug. 1982 - 23 Jul. 1984||Cmdr. William Joseph Frigge (USNA '65) (Vincennes, Ind.)|
|6.) 23 Jul. 1984 - 01 Oct. 1986||Cmdr. Edward James Carlson (USNA '66) (Bronx, N.Y.)|
|7.) 01 Oct. 1986 - 09 Dec. 1988||Cmdr. John H. O'Neill, Jr. (USNA '68) (Wilson, N.C.)|
|8.) 09 Dec. 1988 - 25 Jan. 1991||Cmdr. Andrew J. Allen (prior enl. / OCS '71) (Dayton, Oh.)|
|9.) 25 Jan. 1991 - 25 Sep. 1992||Cmdr. David Earl Jarvis|
|10.) 25 Sep. 1992 - 30 Jul. 1994||Cmdr. David Paul Austin|
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