What Division were you in while assigned aboard the Seattle?
What Rank were you on the Seattle?
PN2 Petty Officer 2nd
Are you a Plank Owner of USS Seattle (AOE-3)
Are you a member of the decommissioning crew?
Discharged in Dec 1972. Attended Grad School &
received MS in Counseling Psychology. Worked at
University of Montana, Northern Cheyenne Indian
Reservation, and then 13 years as Personnel
Manager for major retail store. Three kids all doing well.
Retired in 2010. Spend free time now doing lots of fishing
and hunting. Gave up golf!! Stupid game! Four
grandkids: Ages 10, 10, 6, & 2
Leading PO for X Division. Worked in Personnel
Office. GQ station as JA talker on bridge. Unrep
station as relief for all X Division Lookouts and
Phone Talkers. Favorite moment: A Russian ship
cut across our bow while we had the USS Kennedy
unreping to port and a destroyer to starboard. A
destroyer behind us charged ahead to warn the
Ruskie off, but she kept coming. Emergency Breakaway with ships veering everywhich way! Captain
Townsend joked we had a good chance to be in
Time Magazine as we got out of the way and
avoided narrow misses. In the MED somewhere.
Also, at Gitmo, Captain launched a whale boat to help
a mess steward land a HUGE tarpon which he hooked
fishing off the fantail while anchored in the bay.