| It was
1964 May… When
two U-2’s landed on the ship there was marines guarding ever way to the
flight deck… there was a hatch on the port side near the Main
Communications message window that had a Marine with a big shotgun
making sure we did not go out it…. But us RM’s are smart… We took turns
going up to UHF3 (I think) Radio spaces so we could get a peek.… I for
one saw both of them… As far as I remember we had no surface escorts..
for some reason I think I remember we had a sub or two around.
The ship was in emcon
from the time we left SanFran till the time we got back. All we did is
pull the broadcast… It was the easiest trip I was ever on, except for
getting my butt beat with pieces of fire hose in the initiation.
OH, when we pulled into SanFran we did not have a single missing
message. R/Ron Phillips