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SERVICE RECORD

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Enlisted Service

---Enlisted in US Naval Reserve as Seaman Recruit: 1947
at Submarine Division 1-41, Providence, RI
What's a flathat?!
Did we actually WEAR those flathats?!
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---Qualified for General Submarine Duty (SSG): 1951
---Active Duty for Training Tours: SubSchool, New London, CT, USS Angler(SS240) and USS Sea Robin(SS407)

---Highest Rate attained:
BM3
Petty Officer Third Class


Commissioned Service

Officer's Cap Badge
Commissioned Officer
Cap Device

---Completed OCS and commissioned Ensign: 1953 ENS
---Commenced continuous Active Duty, 1953
---Transferred to Regular Navy: 1956
---Retired as Captain ---1979

Sea duty as Commissioned Officer:

---USS Salamonie (AO-26):1957-59,

Weapons & First Lieutenant--------------------- Newport LTJG
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The Big Ugly
Seventeen Knots to Nowhere,
but Sure and Steady!


---USS Decatur (DD-936): 1959-62,
Operations & Executive Officer-----------------Newport LT
DD936MA-4 Space Capsule
USS Decatur and the MA-4 Project Mercury space capsule after completing the first US orbit of the earth. We recovered on it on September 5, 1961. I maneuvered the ship alongside it for the pickup and we subsequent delivered it to NASA near Hamilton, Bermuda.

DD936defamed
Decatur today as a missile test ship at Port Hueneme, California. Sad, no?



---USS Bigelow (DD-942): 1962-63,
Executive Officer-------------------------------------Mayport LTUSS Bigelow
USS Bigelow entering Sulamein Slough, Malta--1962

---USS Mills (DER-383): 1966-68,
Commanding Officer------------------------------Key West LCDR
Mills
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about the Mills!**


---USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786): 1971-73,
Commanding Officer------------------- Yokosuka, Japan CDR

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about the Anderson!**


---USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5): 1974-75,
Staff, Commander 7th Fleet---------Yokosuska, Japan CAPT

Command at Sea Badge
Command at Sea Badge

Surface Warfare Badge
Qualified Surface Warfare Officer
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