Skip Lash and I were swapping sea stories last May. We were talking about our cars my Isuzu which I got from Roy and Skips blue Honda. The Isuzu was used as an ice chest and his Honda was the stereo. I sold it to “Squirrel” I think his last name was Wilson.
Author: Keith Hansen
SERVED IN CONSERVER AS DOC AND DIVER 1973 TO 1977. SERVED AS CMC AND MASTER DIVER AND RETIRED FROM GRAPPLE (ARS-53) AS BMCM(SW/MDV) IN 1990, I CROSSRATED WHILE IN FLORIKAN (ASR-9) IN 1982 FROM HMC TO BMC INORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MASTER DIVER. I AM NOW RETIRED FROM CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AS A BUS MECHANIC. I STILL DRIVE A BUS, ON CALL, PART TIME.
I remember patching up and sewing many in the 4 years in Conserver. The most memorable was when Roy cut his head open but thought it was a scratch. BMSN Benson had the fuel drum on starboard O-1 level bounce off his head while painting the side. He got shorter and went to Tripler.