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by Radwaste
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: Coffee For The EDO
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Coffee For The EDO

You know that the Maneuvering Watch is a long one coming into port... I had the midwatch as SRO after a long afternoon/night coming into port and disembarking... Yes, RM1 Brockenbrough tested the brow, hurrying up to Squadron... So, hours later, I'd been on about 15 minutes when the EDO comes aft to...
by Radwaste
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Yardbird Tales
Topic: Another NNews Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: Another NNews Memory

One fine day, I'm talking to Russ Brentnell in ERUL, and he says he's locked the key in his truck. He had a little D-50 Dodge ("Dodge Trucks Are Ram Tough!") parked just up the street, which he could do because it was a weekend and Carl Vinson hadn't really manned up yet. I have some time between jo...
by Radwaste
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Missing Madison Personnel
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Missing Madison Personnel

IC1(SS) Rodney Dickerson retired the summer of 1981 - I was at his party, tending the keg of dark Heineken. Ahhh... what a nice guy!
by Radwaste
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Suggestions, Questions and Comments
Topic: Engineering "Bitch Book"
Replies: 0
Views: 1453

Engineering "Bitch Book"

To be clear, this is the green binder with "RECORD" on the cover that was passed around aft clandestinely for people to, err, express themselves. I remember Christmas wish lists, assorted jeers at buddies, etc.
Of course, they would fill up after a couple of months, to be replaced. Who has one?
by Radwaste
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Identifying Shipmates
Replies: 24
Views: 9062

Re: Re: Re: - DJ Smith

The LT was my advocate for at least one, maybe two, of the chats I had with Captain Miller in the wardroom. Uhhh - I didn't know you had to do that. Was one of them when you were asked about re-enlisting and told the Skipper you'd "rather bag grogeries in the Sangaree Bi-Lo than do this shit again"...
by Radwaste
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: The "Other" Crew
Topic: Oh those Bluies!
Replies: 1
Views: 3152

Re: Oh those Bluies!

Gold had been to sea about two days, and one of the cranks pulled a red Converse All-Star sneaker out of the bug-juice tank. Mmmm, tasty!
by Radwaste
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 0
Views: 1278

Cartoons

Over the years, several Madison operators have thrilled us with cartoons about onboard and other situations. My favorite - mostly because he's the one I know about - is MM1(SS) Duffey's "Alphie Neutrino", featuring the nifty catchphrase, "I love Alphie -- But Don't Spread It Around". Got any examples?
by Radwaste
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Identifying Shipmates
Replies: 24
Views: 9062

Re:

I have the Weekly Bohicas* and they have numerous names I can look into. I'll do just that! John Hodges Gold 80-83 So do it, already! It's been ten years... Wow, does time fly. I've been wondering what happened to "Dad", LT DJ Smith. One of the officers Big Steve (and everybody) trusted to know stu...
by Radwaste
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: The Other Boat
Topic: USS Batfish (SSN-681)
Replies: 0
Views: 2282

USS Batfish (SSN-681)

There are some of you that have served on SSNs as well as SSBNs - you know some of these things. Some of you might wonder... I was transferred to the Batfish in mid-1983. Wow, what a difference! 1. You could get called out to sea with no notice. 2. There were absolutely NO Priority 1 parts. Those we...
by Radwaste
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Yardbird Tales
Topic: Another NNews Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: Another NNews Memory

"Hap" McDaniels is stuck on deck watching some damned thing in the summer of '81, so I bring him a pitcher of bug juice. It's hot, and there's no wind, something he brings up. I say, "Hap, why don't you whistle up a wind?" He says he doesn't know what I mean. "Come on, Hap," I explain. "The only tim...
by Radwaste
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Enough, guys! Who's here?
Replies: 37
Views: 11043

Re: Memories???

It has been a long time since the days on the Jolly Dolly. Chief, I am delighted to say and show the planet something you told us newbies over 30 years ago: once upon a time, you were pictured in a national magazine stuffing daisies in the rifles of the National Guard while in college. Here's the p...
by Radwaste
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Enough, guys! Who's here?
Replies: 37
Views: 11043

Re: Enough, guys! Who's here?

Ping! Nice haircut, shipmate! John Culbert here - the last IC Nuke, EM division, reported to the boat at NNews 12/16/80, just in time to freeze solid doing nothing over the holidays. Hated the shipyard generally, didn't "get" that qualifying fast was the easiest way to do things. Ever notice you can...
by Radwaste
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Enough, guys! Who's here?
Replies: 37
Views: 11043

Re:

Russ Brentnell, "M Division. Came onboard in 1980 [Feb 19th] while the ship was in drydock in NNews. I was there for the last 27 months of the 18 month refueling and D5 conversion overhaul. While we were on the barge, I spent a lot of time playing cards, drinking and partying. IMHO, I think the har...
by Radwaste
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Yardbird Tales
Topic: Another NNews Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: Another NNews Memory

Halloween in 1981 meant the oncoming section was in costume for the turnover brief. Mr. Lowrey got to lead a bum (Gallagher), a monk (Rastberger) and Paul Stanley of KISS (me) in the review of the standing and night orders. He had to stop when I pulled out my lollipop!
by Radwaste
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Yardbird Tales
Topic: Newpie news stories
Replies: 2
Views: 4090

Re: Newpie news stories

The same thing happened when USS Carl Vinson started taking on crew in 1981. I was walking to the gate in civvies when a hardhatted 1st class looked just past me and started shouting "Hey there young third-class petty officer!". It got bad for that 3/c. I have always congratulated myself on picking ...