I came aboard in November of 1982 while
we were in Johnathon Shipyard and staying at the Lafayette Yacht Club and my EAOS was 04AUG87. I extended for 1 year out of
"A" school. I got to the ship as a seaman apprentice and was an frocked 1st class when I left.
I was in
OPS Department/OI Division. I had three different division officers, they were Larry Baun, Larry Weill and David Broduer.
my friends were Rick Otlowski, John (Mark) Quick, Bert Mclaughlin, Randy Anderson, Rodney Gossert, Todd Barnhill, Ruben (Doug)
Walden and Neal Gaylor.
I was on the '83, '85 and '86 med cruises and the three Gitmo's from 83-87 and the ports
in Brazil during Unitas in 84.
I enjoyed the the comraderie, the ports and life on the ship.
we pulled into Norfolk on a Friday for three days and I had weekend duty and only had Friday night at home before we left
for Boston (I think). On a bright note that was the only night I was home over a pretty good period of time and The Doctor
said that was the day my oldest daughter was conceived. Imagine that! No, don't lol.
My contact info
OS1(SW) Byron Carroll