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by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: EMCS (SS), William Max Allen
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Re: EMCS (SS), William Max Allen

It was a privilege to be the engineroom upper level with Chief Allen as my Engineering Watch Supervisor. We had plenty of good enjoyable conversations. The fact that he is a Pittsburgh Steeler fan only made him more favorable as my supervisor.

My you rest peacefully dear friend.
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: 1978 Blue Crew video
Replies: 0
Views: 2993

1978 Blue Crew video

This film was made in the first half of 1978. It starts at the Charleston, SC Air Force base with the USS James Madison SSBN-627 Blue crew as we are leaving to relieve the Gold crew in Holy Loch, Scotland. The video starts with the Blue Crew as we were leaving Charleston, on the plane and when we fi...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: So what's stopping you?
Replies: 4
Views: 3180

Re: So what's stopping you?

Attended reunions in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009. A lack of work seniority prevents me from taking any vacation in June or July. Last minute vacation cancellations by co-workers allowed me to attend in 2007 & 2009 but it was too late for my wife to get the off work time. Since the vacation slots have...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: XO Hanging
Replies: 4
Views: 3280

Re: XO Hanging

You did good work Doc. It gave us a lot of confidence in the new senior corpsman.
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: XO Hanging
Replies: 4
Views: 3280

Re: XO Hanging

Frank,
It was mentioned a while back in a thread about the "flooding " patrol but we just called it the machinery 1 incident. CMDR Clark became our new XO.
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: The "Other" Crew
Topic: Okay Goldies, Fess up
Replies: 5
Views: 7135

Re: Okay Goldies, Fess up

The lapel pin is already available if you click on the "Ship's Store" button at the top of the web page.

SSBN 627 Lapel Pin
$7.50 plus $1.00 shipping
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Identifying Shipmates
Replies: 24
Views: 17196

Re: Identifying Shipmates

Keith,

Donald H Perkins is probably Harper & Joe E Pederson is probably the Joe Ed that I knew. The time frame & ranks look right but I thought Joe Ed's last name was spelled with a "t".

Thanks
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Identifying Shipmates
Replies: 24
Views: 17196

Re: Identifying Shipmates

I noticed a couple of Texans are not on the list: Joe Ed Peterson , Blue 75' thru at least 78', Nuke ET, at least 2nd class but probably 1st class. Made at least all 6 patrols that I did. Was a guitar player from Waco, Texas that liked playing John Denver music. Harper Perkins , one of the blue crew...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Salute
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Re: Salute

Lately I have been assisting the local American Legion honor guard (as a member of USSVI) in funeral services. The participants of the service each pay tribute to the deceased veteran with a salute and then offer an invitation to any veteran in attendance to come forward to also pay tribute with a h...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Patrol Pin Stars
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Re: Patrol Pin Stars

Since my DD 214 did not include my patrol pin I had filed for a DD 214 correction. Although it took about 3 years I finally did receive a "DD 215" (Correction to DD Form 214). I made 6 patrols & Item 5 on the DD 215 included the following: ADD: SEA SERVICE DEPLOYMENT RIBBON, SSBN DETERRENT PATROL IN...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Phil Eder - Blue 72-76
Replies: 2
Views: 3393

Re: Phil Eder - Blue 72-76

Rest in peace Phil. It was a pleasure working with you.

Thank you for the info Billy G.
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: selecting 2013 reunion time
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Re: selecting 2013 reunion time

Unfortunately June & July are an impossibility for me. Fourteen weeks are already closed by the time I get the vacation schedule - too junior on seniority. May, August, & September are the nearest that I can come to having vacation in the summer so I will have to settle for catching up with USSVI me...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Nuc MM Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2765

Re: Nuc MM Question

Our slang term was "boy butter" but it was actually silicone grease which can be found in plumbing stores. I also used it to lubricate the car door gaskets in the winter to keep them from sticking especially after a freezing rain but now use the spray silicone grease from the auto parts store. The s...
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Trivia question for non-nukes
Replies: 1
Views: 2441

Trivia question for non-nukes

See how many non-nukes know this one:

What was the most spacious area inside the James Madison?
by Clyde (Chip) Porter
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Consider this idea for the holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 2384

Re: Consider this idea for the holidays

Keith, Sorry but Walter Reid will not get the cards. You can read about it on Snopes & the other "Hoax" sites. Snopes does list an alternative "Holiday mail for heroes" through the Red Cross web site but all cards must be postmarked by Friday Dec 10. http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/soldierc...