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Tora! Tora! Tora!
SECTION 9.
In 1969, the Navy assigned the USS SAVAGE to play the destroyer USS WARD (DD-139) in the 20th Century Fox production of TORA! TORA! TORA!

The WARD was the ship outside Pearl Harbor on the morning of 07 December, 1941 prior to the attack  by Japan. 

The WARD (played by the SAVAGE) fired it's 2 1/2 inch cannons at the miniature Japanese sub, then dropped depth  charges  to  simulate  chasing  the  sub. 

Then the WARD reverted back to the SAVAGE with full speed ahead to enter Pearl Harbor upon discovery  of holes created  in  the  ship's  bottom  due  to  the concussion  of  the  depth   charges.

On the same note, SM3 Cornall was hired by 20th Century Fox to signal the ship from the "WARD" to the tug that the sub was following. Cornall wasn't instructed on what to send so he decided to send the name of his hometown. 

Cornall received his thirty dollar check but the scene was cut from the movie. The director that was on the "WARD" asked Cornall, obviously because he was now considered a professional actor due to payment received, if he would like to "play" in other scenes. Cornall accepted the "role" and is willing to show TORA! TORA! TORA! to those members interested on a VCR at any further reunions. He will put the movie on slow speed when he is seen in a four second solo. Autographs may be obtained for a nominal fee!
SECTION 9. CONTENTS
HOMENEW ADDITIONSSITE MAPINTRODUCTION
FOREWORDINVOCATION1. WALTER S. SAVAGE, JR.2.  DE-386 (WWII)
3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22.  SHIP'S STORE
23.  SITE AWARDS24.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 25.  SHIP'S HISTORY

scanned copy of poster for the movie Tora! Tora! Tora!
USS Savage (DER-386) portrays USS Ward (DD-139).    
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[Clip of Savage portraying the Ward provided by Mel Kowal.]
BACK TO SECTION 8.Herbicide Spray MissionsHerbicide Spray Missions (2)AO Spray Areas 1966AO Spray Areas 1967
AO Spray Areas 1968Operation Market TimeIles de Poulo DamaFausse Poulo Obi Island1966 Muster Role
Map of VietnamMekong DeltaPhu Quoc Island 1966Bo De River 1966Qui Nhon 1967
Qui Nhon BayVung Tao 1968Tuy Phong 1968Family Gram 1967Family Gram 1967 (2)
Plan of the Day 1967Tora! Tora! Tora!ON TO SECTION 10.

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