The best to you and all my shipmates on this Memorial Day,
SSBN-617 Photos - Courtesy of Bob Waters
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IN BOB' s WORDS:
Shu on far left - me far right). Field day AMR1 upper level. I believe
it was just prior to our ritual patrol water fight.
(02-JPG) Was a pic taken in the bow compartment. We were arriving at the Wepons sta. neat Monck's Corner, I just love that name. The barber was an IC2 but I cannot recall his name. You may notice the laceration over my right ear. I was going to the bridge to check on the suitcase. The lower hatch was not properly latched because of the floating wire. We rolled and the hatch hit me. Because it was my first time topside in nearly three months, I ignored the pain and dizzyness. The OD finally noticed that I was bleeding and ordered me below to the Dr. His name was Dente if you recall from NY. He did not think it needed stitches, but, later, when Doc Gormley saw me he gave me hell for letting the Dr. care for me instead of him.
(03-JPG) (Me far left) The guys are all ICmen. The only one I really remember is the barber (second from right). He was a Mormon, and I remember he used to tell us how he and his wife used to have sex in situations that they might be caught by her family prior to their marriage.
(08-JPG) is yours truly in the control room. I remember you demonstrating the radar to me while on sea trials.
(11-JPG) The 86 man bunkroom. Once again it looks like I am getting ready for liberty. It was an interesting place to sleep. I slept opposite a first class cook we called Pop. He went through Boot Camp at Sampson NY at about the same time as my father. He retired after my first patrol. I wonder if it was too much for him to live with, that he and my father were comtemporaries and now he had to serve with me.
(15-JPG) Arriving in Gander NF. The runway was all ice. The trip over was memorable because I was told to guard a missle TM that refused to make the trip and non-volled at the airport. Do you remember the tall guy from Boston that would have to get drunk to get on the plane? I think he may have been a nuc IC.
(16-JPG) The guy on the extreme right was named Thomas (last) he was a MM, I think the others were too. They were cubical mates.