Hi Jim Here are some of
the pic’s I have from 1983, I don't remember what month.
There are a few taken on the way up to Washington State. We
took 2 Seafoxes from SBU-13 and Pbr’s from SBU-11. We took
the Seafoxes from the ocean to Seattle through the Straits
of Juan de Fuca. It was a very pretty trip. I have more pics,
some were from onboard the USS Dubuque, LPD 8.
I got to SBU-13 in the fall
of 1982 and left in July of 1986. When we went to the P.I.
there was guys from SBU-13 and SBU-11 and SBU-12. The OIC
was LT Rooker, he was from SBU-11 and under him was LT Koven
who was from SBU-12. When I was in PI we took 2 PB’S on a
trip to Malaysia. We only made it to Pawalan the most
southern island in PI. We hit a tree out in the ocean and
never made it to Malaysia. We had to take the screws off and
fix them. The PI seals blew them off. That is were Warrant
Officer Jessie came from. He fixed them. There is a long
story that goes along with that.
They flew us to Korea with a
Seafox and put us on a WW-2 class LST. The Seafox just fit
in the well deck. The two ROK SEALs were on the ship with
us. I will be sending you more pics about this.
The part that I miss the most
about the Navy is firing the weapons. I am very active in
the NRA. We have a big banquet here in Green Bay every year.
I am getting into shooting the NRA bulleye shoots now.
Any questions on the pics
please e-mail me. I will be e-mailing more pic's. I have
some of the engine room of the 736.