From USS STERETT Association Vice-President Burton Dietz – “I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with my former Weapons Officer LCDR Mike Cornforth and got some valuable insight into what transpired aboard the 31 during the Battle of Dong Hoi.  Even though I was aboard and in CIC, LCDR Cornforth led the action that day under the direction of CAPT H.E. Reichert who was also in CIC instead of on the Bridge.  LCDR Cornforth sent me a copy of the article that appeared in Surface Warfare magazine in April of 1978 that is by far the most complete accounting I have seen of the battle since that day.  The article is now posted to our website on the DLG/CG-31 page under the button labeled Battle of Dong Hoi…please log in and read about one of the most awe inspiring days in the history of the 31…”

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