|USS West Virginia Burning in Pearl Harbor|
His room mate was Bob Lim who went on to become the president of Philippine Air Lines after serving in the Philippine ARMY, as a general (I think). The Lim kids used to visit our family in Kensett during the summers.
While at USNA he, along with 2 other midshipmen formed a radio station and played music for the academy. When they graduated, they flipped for the records and my father won, ending up with hundreds of the old 78's. I used them as clay pigeons for skeet practice.His description of Navy life was much the same as my experiences. "Years and years of boredom, with fleeting moments of sheer panic and terror." Much has changed since I got out.
Rest assured the photo of the USS West Virginia is included here only with the greatest respect. The Class of '62 grew up in a marvelous era following what can best be described as a dangerous era.