the HOLY LOCH: Outstanding photos presented by MTCM(SS) Terry
around 1972 or 73: About a half hour before Linda drove me to
the SubBase for a bus trip and flyaway. Picture in background was
obtained from Chaplains office CSG-6. Never saw another like it.
winter patrol with too many broaches: Skipper (behind
mike) gave diving officers the flight helmet award at a half-way night.
We kept practicing until we got it right. L-R: Cdr Stark, Jack (Sisco)
Siscavage MMC(SS), Doc Smock HM1(SS), me, Lt Charley McKibbon.
night: Our chief cook, Charley Sabbath CSC(SS),
had a nice leather coat and I tried it on one day. Someone said "hey you
look like Patton". So from that group of idle minds came the bright idea
for the "COB as Patton as COB", and of course I couldn't resist the temptation.
It was a well guarded secret until the big night. Everyone fell out when
we did it. I had a long list of outrageous "new COB-Patton policies"
designed to ping as many as possible.....Just a break in another boomer
patrol. Great times - and as always, submariners just making the best of
things. Ah the smell of the grease paint and the bright footlights.
attendants for the "COB as Patton as COB"
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via The NAVAL VESSEL REGISTRY
D.O.Griffith: One of the best COs I ever served
under. He was giving out some kind of attaboys on the periscope stand.
(Perhaps season tickets to WALLY-WORLD). He had at one time
been the Officer In Charge of the NR-1 during its 3 years construction
at EB and it's early ops.D.O. Griffith retired with the rank of Rear Admiral.
bio and picture on the NR-1
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