Captain Walter L. Dyer, U. S. N.

Captain Walter L. Dyer, U.S.N., Commanding Officer

This is my skipper, Captain Walter L. Dyer, keeping his eye on things from the bridge. He took command of the Helena last January and through a period of intensive training prepared us for a successful tour of Korean service. Before coming to Helena, Captain Dyer commanded the Cole, the Niblack, the Sigourney, Destroyer Division 44, Destroyer Squadron 15 and 22, West Coast Sonar Training Squadreon and the Fleet Sonar School at San Diego. He really knows his business and our record of damage to the enemy shows it. all of us are proud of our skipper.

(This short bio was copied from the USS Helena CA-75 1952 Crew's Book)

Commanding Officers