My hat off to the crew.
the pleasure of serving with 3 CO's.
The first was Big Red. I boarded the ship in Bahrain in 1980. My Chief, McG$#@
(to protect the innocent) went on a tear. The Petty officer that greeted me, Bear, hurried me to Gun Plot so we may hide.
My first assignment was the word room. It was there that I had the pleasure of meeting the Man.
The second was Mr. Whalen.
I still wonder how he got us those ports of call, but never the less, I need to thank him. Thanks. He posted that we lost
a keel anchor, well Sir, that aint the only thing the crew lost in Allborg.
Lastly was Skip MacMichael. I left the Ship
in Bahrain under his Command. Isnt it amazing how we come to full circle in the Navy?
Anyhow boys, May your boats rock
and roll like a good North Atlantic ride.