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Home1958 Commendation from the Chief of Naval Operations

The following is from the declassified portion of the commendation from the Chief of Naval Operations, received by Patrol Squadron SIX in October 1958:

"Although complete and final technical evaluation has not been received, results of work performed clearly indicate that a milestone has been passed.  This significant achievement resulted from an operation that was well planned, organized, and executed, and with the whole-hearted support, cooperation, and diligence of all concerned. Well done." 

                                                                      /s/ ARLEIGH BURKE 

Commended by the Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, during the period 14-17 August 1958, a declassified portion of the commendation follows:

"It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that I pass on to you the principal credit for CNO's 'well done'." 
                                                                      /s/ H. G. Hopwood 

Commended by commander Fleet Air Wing SIX for the "outstanding" performance of Patrol Squadron SIX while deployed in support of U. S. Forces, Japan, during the period 4 March to 16 September 1958.