Shipmates' Memories

Richard E. Barker ET2 (RIP Alvord, TX)

Remember how we got mail when we were operating with carriers? You think that gal in the AOL ad is excited when she says "I've got mail!" - you should see a sailor!

A great shot of a "fish" leaving the torpedo tubes!

Looks like US Naval Station Long Beach with USS Preston (DD-795) tied alongside and the hospital ship USS Hope (AH-7) in far background.

Not sure where there was but might have bin at Amami Oshima, Ryukyu Islands, during our assistance mission there.