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by Jeff Mathes
Tue May 24, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Missing Madison Personnel
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Missing Madison Personnel

A couple others MT1 Melvin Benton is not listed. Mel was onboard Madison as an MT2 when I reported in '77. He went through ERO in Newport News. Last time I saw Mel he was an MTC at SWFLANT in the mid-90s. Don't recall if he retired from SWFLANT Kings Bay or went back to sea. MT2 Joseph Dowell. Joe w...
by Jeff Mathes
Tue May 24, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Missing Madison Personnel
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Missing Madison Personnel

I noticed that MT2 Calvin A. Jones is on the list but his status is missing. Calvin "Butch" Jones was living in Chancellorsville, VA when I last saw him in the early to mid 2000s. Butch was selected for ECP and finished his degree at the University of South Carolina if I remember right. He later ser...
by Jeff Mathes
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: 627 Blue Circa 1986
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: 627 Blue Circa 1986

STS2 Dale Schmude
by Jeff Mathes
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: 627 Blue Circa 1986
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: 627 Blue Circa 1986

Thanks Dave, I knew you would know the nukes.

Also EM2 Todd Funk.

R/

Jeff
by Jeff Mathes
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Photos
Replies: 0
Views: 1965

Photos

Not sure how to upload photos in the Photos section, so thought I'd send as an attachment to see how that works. This is a photo of Captain Robert Rish and myself (FTBC(SS) Jeff Mathes) at a Madison awards ceremony, early 1990. My recollection is this was my end of tour award before transferring to ...
by Jeff Mathes
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: 627 Blue Circa 1986
Replies: 3
Views: 379

627 Blue Circa 1986

Here are some names of Blue Crew personnel from a Qual PO memo I sent to the XO in January '86. I have bounced these names against the crew list on this web page and these all appear to be new additions. Sorry, but mostly last names. Hopefully some of you will recall some first names. YNC Sugg YN2 H...
by Jeff Mathes
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Identifying Shipmates
Replies: 24
Views: 8537

Re: Identifying Shipmates

Going through the crew list and noticed one of my weapons officers, LT Terry Michael (Mike) Shaltz was not listed. He was Madison Blue Weps when I reported in '85 for my second tour. Mike was my boss later on at CSG-6 staff then transferred to OIC of Charleston Torpedo Facility. Retired as a LCDR. H...
by Jeff Mathes
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: Blue Nose Initiation
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

Blue Nose Initiation

It has been a few years since this event occurred on Madison Blue for me (78 ?), but there are still some aspects of it that I do recall. The initiation was delayed due to the Blue Noses that were sent to the crew's lounge to send up the wogs were overpowered, duct taped, gagged, and stuffed into PO...
by Jeff Mathes
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Enough, guys! Who's here?
Replies: 37
Views: 10368

Re: Enough, guys! Who's here?

Hello Gents. I'm what we would have called a "lifer" during my first enlistment. Ended up spending nearly 34 years in uniform, 15 enlisted, 19 commissioned. Sea tours included three different tours on Madison, both Blue and Gold crews and a tour on John Adams. Two tender tours on the Holland and Fra...
by Jeff Mathes
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Reflecting on folks I've met along the way
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Reflecting on folks I've met along the way

Leo Skeivick (no doubt incorrectly spelled) and I were in the same boot camp company. We both went to Dam Neck for A and C school. Leo went Nav ET and I was an FTB. We were assigned to Madison and did our initial sea tour which included the ERO at Newport News then DASO together. Lost track of Leo a...
by Jeff Mathes
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: Time on the Pond on MADISON
Replies: 23
Views: 8536

Re: Time on the Pond on MADISON

Ended up serving three different tours on Madison. Made four patrols before ERO in Newport News, then DASO. Back to the Madison in '85 for three more patrols. Short cycled to the Adams out of Holy Loch after making Chief for three runs before returning to Madison after Adams Strat Offload for three ...
by Jeff Mathes
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Battery Well Song
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Battery Well Song

I still remember the incident well after all these years, and was one of those who listened to you sing this song in the ship's lounge and maybe on halfway night as well. CDR Clarke (XO) took charge at the scene and ordered the plastisoled CO2 extinguisher placed through the battery hatch and set to...
by Jeff Mathes
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Reunion 2017: Location Planning Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: Reunion 2017: Location Planning Round 2

Charleston gets my vote.
by Jeff Mathes
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Clifton Ray Jackson Rest Your Oars
Replies: 1
Views: 3452

Re: Clifton Ray Jackson Rest Your Oars

Jerry Harrison (FTB) found Cliff Jackson's obituary and sent it to me. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... =138477790
by Jeff Mathes
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Clifton Ray Jackson Rest Your Oars
Replies: 1
Views: 3452

Clifton Ray Jackson Rest Your Oars

Clifton was one of my Facebook friends. He passed away this month. We were shipmates on USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN 627) during the shipyard period in Newport News from '79 to '82. Clifton started out as a Missile Technician but shipped over to convert to Fire Control Technician (Ballistic). He was big ...