When DD-710 anchored briefly at Port Suez in September 1965,
bumboat vendors came alongside and sold lots of
souvenirs to Gearing sailors.
Here, in officers' country, Ens. Ron Wolfe is
aboard his camel saddle mounted on Ens. Don Provost.
Just after we returned to the Med. in November
and went alongside what might have been
USS Forrestal for fuel and reprovisioning,
almost all topside sailors, including Captain Martin
on the bridge wing, wore their Arab head dress,
making the Gearing look like it had been hijacked.