Mis Step

This one happened during Towers' last visit to Singapore. I remember it was the last night of liberty and some friends and I were waiting for the last liberty boat. It was about 1:30am and we were pretty hammered. The CO and OPS were also there on the pier waiting for the boat.

Well, the boat pulls up to the pier and I step aboard - almost. What happened was as soon as I got one foot on the liberty boat, she took a roll to the opposite side; I lost my balance and plunged down into the nasty, stinky water below.

As I was yelling for help I noticed a hand reached out to me and I grabbed it - of course it was the CO! CDR Wylie was a pretty good sport about the whole thing, but he made me go see the doc immediately. After a couple immunization shots, I hit my rack. I don't think I'll ever forget that; the CO probably saved my life!



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