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Old 02-06-2018, 12:39 AM   #1
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After exchanging private messages with another FROG submarine veteran, it got me to wondering... How many US submarine service veterans are on these forums ??
Must be more than just the two of us...!

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1975 - 1980 USS GUITARRO (SSN-665) Fast Attack out of San Diego, CA
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:39 PM   #3
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:40 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:50 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard Sir... Michigan is where I hail from. Thank you for your service !!
Yup, they don't have Radiomen either...
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:59 PM   #6
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Coming to shore duty it’s night and day from our community. I can’t wait to get back. At least when I was on the Michigan we still called y’all radioman and my skipper addressed me as TM2 at the time. Times change but some things never die. Thank you as well for everything you’ve done. What type of wood working did you do? I’ve built a few small projects but I also did a full size futon and 75” wide entertainment center when I was in High School.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:45 AM   #7
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I have been in construction for 48 yrs... The last ten in my own custom carpentry everything from furniture to complete remodeling, custom kitchens, laundries and baths
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:30 AM   #8
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I am sure that there will be many more of us bubbleheads joining this thread, but I wanted to add my info to this... Diesel Boat sailor, USS Sea Robin SS407 and USS Halfbeak SS352. 1966-1970 YN2(SS)... Hope to see some of you guys at a FROG rally some day.....

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USS QUEENFISH (SSN651), COMSUBRON15 (Guam), USS RASHER (SS269)(Reserve Unit), USS ROBERT E LEE (SSBN642) all between 1966 and 1977. Retired from private sector in 2002.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:56 AM   #10
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:46 AM   #11
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I'm not a Navy Vet but when the kids were young we were camping at Point Beach State Park in WI and went to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc WI. The USS Cobia, the most intact World War II Submarine in the nation, is moored there. We went on a tour and the tour guide actually served on the sub during WWII. It was awesome to hear his personal accounts. Actually 28 subs were built in Manitowoc during WWII.
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I'm retired Navy, but I'm a skimmer. I did do a couple of days on the USS Woodrow Wilson as a midshipman, however.

Another tie to the silent service is that as a kid we used to watch the submarine races at night.
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USS QUEENFISH (SSN651), COMSUBRON15 (Guam), USS RASHER (SS269)(Reserve Unit), USS ROBERT E LEE (SSBN642) all between 1966 and 1977. Retired from private sector in 2002.
SSBN 642 was Kamehameha, Robert E. Lee was SSBN 601. I was on the USS Pickerel SS 524 then the USS Kamehameha SSBN 642 Blue Crew (A Div) when she was a boomer. Got out and joined the Army National Guard.
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USS Lewis and Clark SSBN 644G '74 - '76.
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USS QUEENFISH (SSN651), COMSUBRON15 (Guam), USS RASHER (SS269)(Reserve Unit), USS ROBERT E LEE (SSBN642) all between 1966 and 1977. Retired from private sector in 2002.
Welcome Aboard, Fello Stergeon Class ... what did you do ?
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I went looking for "Submarine Service Veteran" flag for the RV... the bandits want $119.00...
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I'm retired Navy, but I'm a skimmer. I did do a couple of days on the USS Woodrow Wilson as a midshipman, however.

Another tie to the silent service is that as a kid we used to watch the submarine races at night.
Was the Wilson(SSBN/SSN 624) already converted to a fast attack sub when you where onboard or was it still a Lafayette Class Boomer ?
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Was the Wilson(SSBN/SSN 624) already converted to a fast attack sub when you where onboard or was it still a Lafayette Class Boomer ?


It was a boomer. This was in 1977.
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Was the Wilson(SSBN/SSN 624) already converted to a fast attack sub when you where onboard or was it still a Lafayette Class Boomer ?
Check out the Submarine Museum in New London... I believe that they have a website and you can purchase submarine, hats, decals, etc... Maybe they have a flag that is not so expensive.....
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