Sunday, November 19, 2006
The USS Orleck (DD-886) was commissioned in September of 1945 in Orange, Texas. The Destroyer served in The Korean War, Vietnam, and The Persian Gulf War. In August 2000, The Orleck came home to Southeast Texas and has been anchored in the Sabine River.Last year, the City of Orange had the ship removed from the river and is asking the owners, The Southeast Texas War Memorial and Heritage Foundation, to perform some tasks before they can re-anchor the ship in the river. The foundation feels they cannot afford what the city is asking and will have to remove the ship out of Texas. The city was not available for a comment at this time.