My Love of Thunder

Story of a Leviathan

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"See the Vietnam era through the eyes of a man who was there. Dexter Goad took many photos and shares
many memories of his days in battle aboard the USS Newport News, the Gray Ghost from the East Coast
. Comments from Shipmates round out a striking and fascinating look at recent American history."
(Above Quote from Worldnet Community Port When this Site was Showcased 12/99-02/00)

The USS Newport News, CA148, [Radio Call Sign THUNDER]

Thunder Fires at Enemy in Vietnam, 1968 (From 8mm Movie by D Goad)
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Page 1 of 12
What it's About
Introduction 2000

Page 3 of 12
Thunder goes to War
Vietnam 1967

Page 7 of 12

Missiles of October

Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Every Day is Veterans Day

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For the Kids...
Quack Quack
Click on Photo
for "Adventures
of Thunder Duck"

Links to all Dexter's Pages

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See Who Else Has Been Here

Contact Me at GUESTBOOK
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91101 Flag Page
In Memory
of 9/11/2001

We Remember
Our Fallen Shipmates
October 1,1972