mostly Radcon Division, but started in the carpentry shop. Dave Herring. Walter Crowe. Tex--are you ticking still? Ben Gex, Walter Hinkley, David Schermer, and so many other good guys. Ben Gex, N'awleans deviler.
Drop me a note. Remember Rickover's visit? Remember the time I set off sirens and bells over the ship--the Air Particulate Detector Alarm! And all I'd done was open the crystal face of a radium dial wall clock of 1943, down in the decon room. That's some sensitive detector! Greg Hartsock. Glenn Detro. Danny Shellenberger. Frank Prochaska.
Hey, Frank--I just made you into a poem about that damned Poinciana tree you Orioned back from Ft. Lauderdale, and -thought- you could plant successfully in your Charleston back yard. I still laugh. We all had a good time, at times. It was a growing time for young men. We saw the last of the old diesel boats shuffle off to Iran. In the Orion's library I found one night a science fiction book, "The Nightmare Reader". The card jacket in the back of the book was rubber stamped
Weep for the dead.