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by JT-STS627g
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Lawrence (Larry) Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Lawrence (Larry) Martin

Thanks for the information Terry. Sounds like a fitting tribute. I know it has to be especially sad for you. I think you spent a lot of time with Marty during the off-crews. I've been thinking a lot about Marty lately, and could probably write a book about time on watch in the sonar shack. Marty wil...
by JT-STS627g
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Lawrence (Larry) Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Lawrence (Larry) Martin

Very sad news. "Marty" was my sonar supervisor through Poseidon conversion, combined-crew and 6 patrols out of Holy Loch. He always reminded me of my "older brother". The 4 years I was on the Madison, Marty was always there. I am so glad I got to see him again at the 2004 reunion in Charleston and s...
by JT-STS627g
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: ETCS (SS) William Smith III - Deceased
Replies: 4
Views: 3924

Re: ETCS (SS) William Smith III - Deceased

I remember one of our Nav-ET's on the Gold crew 70-74 was William Smith. Think he was a 1class.
by JT-STS627g
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Command Master Chief John E. "Jack" Ilgenfritz USN (Ret.)
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: Command Master Chief John E. "Jack" Ilgenfritz USN (Ret.)

I remember Jack well as an RM1 on the Gold crew. He was well liked, a great shipmate and fellow submariner. My fondest memory of Jack, is him in his blue "poopy suit" with scruffy attempt of a beard standing in the doorway of the radio shack shooting the breeze with my sonar supervisor, usually Larr...
by JT-STS627g
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: LEAVING
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: LEAVING

Just beautiful Roy. I think you captured the feeling perfectly. It was always somewhat of a lonely feeling. I think we Submariners share a different perspective of the Cold War than that of the younger generations that believe it was a big farce or hoax. It was a job. We took our job seriously with ...
by JT-STS627g
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Missing Madison Personnel
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: Missing Madison Personnel

There was a Richard A "Rat" Taylor on our crew. He was an A-ganger as I recall. Can't remember if he had made 3rd class yet. Remember when he drank his Dolphins in Holy Loch. They carried him back, puked and fell asleep in the shower. lol
by JT-STS627g
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: George a.McDermott blue crew 1966 to 1971 where are you? From dave bonney h
Replies: 1
Views: 1626

Re: George a.McDermott blue crew 1966 to 1971 where are you? From dave bonney h

The last time I saw George was, I think, 1970. He had a big belt buckle with "Short Timer" engraved in bold red letters! I think that had to be during combined-crew. Biggest belt buckle I ever saw! lol :lol:
by JT-STS627g
Mon May 23, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Messcranking Blues Song
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: Messcranking Blues Song

Nice. I could swear there's some Stevie Ray Vaughn in there somewhere! :wink:
by JT-STS627g
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: One Year
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Re: One Year

Beautiful Roy. That was the month and year I reported on board. Being single, I lived on that barge. Fresh out of Sub School and finally on a "real" submarine. Brings back many memories. I recall that the coffee in the galley got awfully strong in the evening. Spent many a night sitting topside with...
by JT-STS627g
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Battery Well Song
Replies: 4
Views: 2980

Re: Battery Well Song

I remember standing below decks watches and checking damper D-5 and that funny little battery well airflow indicator. Spent a lot of time in that library. There were a lot of interesting books. Good memories!
by JT-STS627g
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Patrol Pin Stars
Replies: 4
Views: 4123

Re: Patrol Pin Stars

Kelly Joe, That's what I was wondering. I just saw a website that sells submarine insignia and their explanation is: the bare patrol means 1 patrol with a gold star for each additional patrol to a maximum of 4 gold stars; a silver star represents 5 patrols and takes precedence over gold stars and al...
by JT-STS627g
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

Re: Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas to you also shipmate. We could use a little Peace On Earth right about now! :D
by JT-STS627g
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Chief Petty Officer Benjamin F. “Benny” McDonald, Jr.
Replies: 1
Views: 1908

Re: Chief Petty Officer Benjamin F. “Benny” McDonald, Jr.

Ah yes, I remember McDonald quite well. He was an excellent southern cook. Because of him, I developed a love for fried breaded oakra, which continues to this day, also hot buttered-grits for breakfast. One of my fondest memories of him is the partrol when we would vote for the "midnight movie", you...
by JT-STS627g
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Capt. Max N. Akers
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Re: Capt. Max N. Akers

One of my most fondest memories is when Capt. Akers gave me my Dolphins in the control room while on patrol. Smooth sailing Captain.
by JT-STS627g
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: James (Blackie) Blackwelder
Replies: 1
Views: 2049

James (Blackie) Blackwelder

It saddens me to report that I have received word of the passing of James Blackwelder, Blackie, as he was known aboard the boat. He passed away yesterday in Palm Harbor, FL after suffering several strokes complicated with heart problems. Blackie was part of the Gold crew sonar gang during the '70-'7...