Great memories. I would like to reconnect with some old sea scout
shipmates, Mike Manfredi lives 6 miles away and I need to get Mark/him/me together
to chew the fat and tell old sea stories. I would also like to contact Stu Thickman
(we got our Quartermaster Sea Explorer the same day), Bill Curwood, and Wirt Maxey,
who were of the same SSS 520 vintage. God bless.
Wish I could have given you a personal tour when I was Supply Officer of the Mighty
Mo during Desert Storm, what a time we would have had as we climbed through all
six levels of the 16" gun turret and compared with the mount on the bow of
the Coast Guard cutter that took us to the Dry Tortugas the first time and we
got stuck there because of a hurricane. I do feel proud that both Garth and my
son Sean did meet us in Hawaii at the end of the war cruise and rode the ship
back the final week to our homeport in Long Beach in 1991. Wish you could have
been there too.
God bless. Grant