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by JT-STS627g
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: LEAVING
Replies: 2
Views: 553

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: 1131

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: 679

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: 777

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: 622

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: 1285

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: 2445

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: 595

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: 971

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: 1014

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: 1102

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...
by JT-STS627g
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Groton Bound
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Groton Bound

Roy, thanks for sharing your private poetry. It is very touching, in deed, and greatly appreaciated. JT
by JT-STS627g
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Bluenose certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 3874

Re: Bluenose certificate

Know what you mean about a blast from the past. I remember you from turn-over, but more than that, Joe I remember you from fleet sonar school in Key West 1969. There were several guys I think from the Clamagore in our class. You hung out with a guy named Mogador or something like that. You called hi...
by JT-STS627g
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Bluenose certificate
Replies: 4
Views: 3874

Re: Bluenose certificate

Joe, the date on my Blue Nose certificate is 7 December 1972, but I was gold crew. Don't know about the blues. I believe the c.o.b. took orders for the certificate and we paid him for them.
by JT-STS627g
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: 2011 Charleston
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

2011 Charleston

Just back from Charleston after a 12 hour drive. For those crew members who couldn't attend, you missed a good one. Our prayers go out to Charlene Huwe who was unexpectedly rushed to intensive care with internal bleeding, for a speedy recovery. Keep Fred and Charlene in yours also. Aside from that, ...