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    Following basic training and Class "A" Radar School I was assigned to the pre-commissioning detail for a destroyer in Long Beach. She was being restored for service during the Korean era but had seen much heroic action in WW II before being moth balled with a liberal dose of cosmalene. Thus began my career of assignment to several different surface combatants prior to entering the Basic Enlisted Submarine School in 1960 as an FT1. Many of these fine crews have formed reunion associations and schedule periodic reunions. I've had the distinct pleasure of being able to participate in a few of these reunion events. Note: Seven different class vessels. What a learning curve for a young swabbie! All were Pacific fleet assignments with much WESTPAC deployed time except for the MALOY.

First edition July 6, 2004
URLs updated during upkeep on 9-6-10