Dec 03, 2013
Hi Mudsprings, I see you are very proud of your son - which you should be. Commanding any submarine is a big accomplishment and something to be very proud of.
My submarine service was in the mid 1960's, served aboard two diesel electrics and 2 nuclear attack boats.
My biggest adventure was aboard the USS Shark (SSN-591) in 1963 and 1964.
I first served aboard the USS Balao (AGSS-285), I have to say, standing watch in the "shears" going around Cape Hatteras during a powerful storm was very interesting.
Anyway, thanks for befriending me, and I hope all goes well for you and your family this Holiday Season.
All the Best,