I served 7 1/2 years of active duty: 2 years on USS HELENA (CA-75) with 2 WESTPAC cruises, 2 years aboard USS LOFBERG (DD-759) with 2 WESTPAC cruises, 2 years at FLEET ASW School in San Diego, 1 year on USS HAMUL (AD-20) home ported in Long Beach, CA. In 1962, I left active duty but remained in the Ready Reserve for the next 22 years and retired as a Captain in 1985. After retiring, I served as a US Naval Academy  Information  Officer  for  14  years.    If  I  count  my   NROTC time, I wore the Navy uniform for 48 years.

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