What a Man

1963 or 65? West Pac- Okinawa missile shoot. Towers and a DLG firing at left
over Regulus missile drones. DLG scores direct hit. Next day Towers gets
direct hit on one too. Since no more drones available, we could not get our
second shot off and as a result lost the second hash mark on our E. With
spirits down however, the Captain was so pleased that he equaled the other
ship that he gathered all the missile group on the mess decks, congratulated
us and had the Chief Corpsman break out the whiskey used for medicinal
purposes. After a toast and a couple of shots, I don't think the pain was
too great anymore. Cmdr. Penny treated other Departments like that too. What
a Man!
 

 

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