- Posts: 69
- Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:39 pm
- First Name: Gilbert (Gil)
- Last Name: Raynor
- Crew?: Blue
- Which Years on Board: 1968-70
- Rate: MM2 SS
Mike must have been the ships clown for now he clowns and does Santa and seems to be a rather jolly person.
Santa's Big Success
Elk Grove CA 95758
- Posts: 7
- Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:43 am
- First Name: Thom
- Last Name: Cantrall
- Crew?: Gold
- Which Years on Board: 1963-1968
- Special Crew?: Commissioning
- Rate: MT1(SS)
As it was getting on toward the end of the morning's shooting, I spotted a couple of men walking down the beach towards me... as they drew closer, I knew that I knew one of them but could not place a name or a place to him. When he reached our blind, he stopped to chat a bit and I said... "I know you... but damned if I can remember where or why..."
"Yes," he resonded, "I know you too, but I can't remember either." (alzwhoomers??) "My name is Jim Menshew"
It struck me at once then... he was Chief Cook on the Gold crew when I left the boat in 1968. I don't remember now how long he was on board... several patrols, at least, and may have been commissioning crew, but I don't remember him from there... 'course, we weren't eating on board yet then, were we?
We chatted awhile and I learned he'd retired from the service and was living in the Pt. Angeles area. I had left the boat in '68 and spent my last two years at PomfPac (Polaris Missile Facility Pacific)... NAD Bangor... I got out when they wanted me to return to Charleston, SC... I told them I was too much in love with hunting Roosevelt Elk.. and there were none of those in SC... I know... I looked!
Anyway, I got out in '70 and let the Navy pay my way through College from '71 to '75...
- Posts: 12
- Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:02 pm
- First Name: Ronald T
- Last Name: Warnick
- Which Years on Board: 1963-66
- Rate: ET1(SS) RC