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George M. Sands IV: Good Times

Carl Pate was the breakout cook who burnt water! Strong as an ox!
The Billy B was my first boat and I have to admit the best since the crew was beyond awesome! I served with great men in A Division and learned much! Five years on the Billy B and I am proud of every year!
I want to catch up with as many people as I can! I have found only Tom O'Donnell.
I still have the Power and Light Company patch!
Too many things to put on here and yet I remember the great times we had as a crew, the Med run was great and as I tell many people after 20 years of serving on or working on a submarine.
What I miss are the friends I made and the places I went to see!
What I do not miss is going to sea or patrol on the many boats yet the Billy B stands out because we went to sea all the time it seemed actually! Especially with Commander Houley (Can not remember how to spell his name) the second commanding officer of the USS William H. Bates (SSN-680).
I sill have my first pin put away safe!
I hope to hear from my friends who served onboard what we where told many times was the best submarine on the east coast and then not longer after that we where sent to the west coast! Go figure!
Well until I write again!

Thursday, 28 September 2017
Patrick Lawson: Dawg Years

Dawg is calling all SSN680 Shipmates who helped make my 3+ years on the Bouncing Billy Awesome and Unforgettable.
I miss EACH & EVERY ONE of you!  Thanks for your Service and your Friendship!   

Monday, 13 March 2017
Jonathan Smith: Crew Member

Hi there,
I was stationed on the Bates in Pearl Harbor from 1994 to 1996 as the Bull Nuke.
Tough duty...

Sunday, 26 June 2016
Albert Frankel: Our Doc

It is great to see Doc Whitesel on here at last. He took care of us all. Welcome Doc!

Thursday, 08 September 2011
Ollie: Bubbles

Does anyone know what happened/or where "Bubbles" (Benny Dinnell) is? He was a cook 80-84. Ollie

Thursday, 25 August 2011
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