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 - The commissioning o* the TJ.S.S. El Paso, was...
The commissioning o* the TJ.S.S. El Paso, was held today in Norfolk, Va. El Paso's Mayor Pete de Wetter gave the principal address at the ceremonies in which Mrs. John Tower and Mrs. Richard White also took part, along with Conrey Bryson and Mrs. Betty James, both of Congressman white's staff. . CAPT. 0. D. Tiderman, commander of the U.S.S. El Paso, was presented with • a leather-bound register book compliments*- of, the State National Bank containing the 'signatures of many "prominent El Pasoans, paintings by.Tom" Lea, Robert Massey, Manuel .Acosta, Russell Waterhouse, William Kolliker and Peter Kurd, of El Paso area, and a color television set from County Judge Colbert Coldwell ior the enlisted men's lounge. A reception followed the ceremonies. . Named for the City and County of El Paso, the cargo ship was launched on May 17, 1969. She is the second ship of the Fleet to bear that name. Her predecessor was a Partol Frigate also named .for the Texas border city. During World War II the El Paso had an illustrious record taking part in such campaigns as Leyte, Maffin Bay and Wadke Island. She also took part in several bombardments at New Guinea. ONE OF THE Navy's new high-speed cargo ships, the present El Paso 'has speed in excess of:20 knots. She has a complement of 26 officers and 325 crew members, and in addition can carry 226 troops and,13 landing craft. Capt. Tiderman entered the Navy '1 1943, as a student in the officer training program. at c buks University, and was commiss'oned in July 1945. " H e " v served {or three yean on vari-ous m i ne sweepers, and in 1948, he reported to the USS Harland R. D ickson as ' Operations and Tiederman CIC Officer before. assuming command of the USS;Hornbiil a year and a half later. ; ; He later held communications assignments, and after two years -at the General Line School Monterey, Calif., as ICI and Tactics Instructor, he became executive officer of the USS Leonard F. Mason. Tn 1962 he was transferred to the staff of Commander Mine Flotilla ONE as Chief Staff Offi- cer. He then attended the Naval; War College for one year, following which he commanded the USS Barry. He was Commanding Officer of the Naval Communication Station Iceland from March 1967 to July 1969, aiso serving as assistant Chief of Staff for Communication and Electronics, and' reported Sepf. 1969 to Newport News, Va., as prospective Commanding, officer for the El Paso; He holds the Bronze Star with Combat V, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic- Pacific Campaign Medal with one star, the World War H Vic. tory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed forces Expeditionary , Medalr and the Vietnamese Service Medal. Capt. Tiderman is married to the' former Janet Loyer of Findlay, Ohio. Capt. arid Mrs. Tiderman have two daughters, Deborah, 19, and Karen, 15. Democrat Files For State Office William L. Timmons, publications engineer with Lock-' heed Inc. at White Sands Missile USS El Paso Commissioned In Gala Ceremonies Today Cantrell, former assistant commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense School, Ft. Bliss, has been named facilities manager of the $15 million downtown Civic Center, it' was learned today. Gen. Cantrell was named to the interim post at a meeting of the Civic Center board this week, board chairman, E. R. Kay Lockhart today said in response to the Herald-Post's questions. The appointment now goes. before City Councillor approval! If approved, it is expected the former Ft.' Bliss assistant commandant will continue .at the facilities man a g e r post after it is constructed. AT PRESENT, his job would >involve overseeing dem- GEN. CANTRELL olitioh of existing structures in the-center site as well as cori- struction which is expected to

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  1. El Paso Herald-Post,
  2. 17 Jan 1970, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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