Nov 18

USS Kirk – (FF 1087) The Lucky Few

Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:08 PM

Now Showing on NavyTV: – the story of the USS Kirk.

In late April and early May of 1975, the destroyer escort USS Kirk became a haven for refugees fleeing South Vietnam. Kirk‘s officers and enlisted personnel–trained as warriors–instantly transformed their man-of-war into a humanitarian assistance ship. Desperation and anguish gave way to reassurance as crew members fed their unexpected guests, dispensed medical care, diapered infants and provided hope to a dispirited people.

A story of courage, of compassion and hope.