LeRoy Collins Commentary 261

Commentary #261
4 January 2009

USS Nebraska

Attached is a pictorial essay of a brief visit aboard a U.S. NAVY Fleet Ballistic submarine returning home after 90 days at sea on deterrent patrol, ...submerged the entire time. I was attached to a similar, but smaller missile submarine during 1963-65. It was probably the most meaningful assignment of my life. I was the Weapons Officer of USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN-627) (GOLD CREW), and always marveled at the dedication and quality of our crew. [NOTE: The attachment is BIG, almost 7MB, so it takes a few moments to load.]

/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.

Blue band divider with stars

Roy: Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and reasonably prosperous 2009.

The attachment came to me from a Bermudian friend of mine. It reminded me of my trip aboard the USS George C. Marshall (SSBN) in 1966 or 1967 on your invitation as XO – to say nothing of that COD delivery by the first female USN pilot to perform one some years later.

Anyway, you may have seen this photo journal, but I found it interesting. –jsb.

Blue band divider with stars

/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.
www.leroycollins.org


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