4, 1968 - Back to Mayport from a bit of "Type Training"
21, 1968 - A trip to the Sumner's vacation paradise - GITMO !
28, 1968 - On this night, after an enjoyable evenings libations, we are
called for Emergency Action to search for the USS Scorpion at 0200! By 0300
calmer heads prevail and all go to bed, thank goodness!
31, 1968 - Back home and pack our bags as we will be gone for quite a
8, 1968 - We pull into Charleston Ship Yard for an overhaul as we wore
the old girl out a bit in Vietnam
18, 1968 - Into the dry dock for a bit of cleaning and sandblasting, the
real fun was to stay aboard during all this
10, 1968 - Out of the dry dock and back alongside the pier for more WORK
21, 1968 - Captain Beaman leaves us for command of the USS Anchorage and
Captain Meacham takes over
7, 1968 - We finally make it back to Mayport but you know what is coming
22, 1968 - Stop in at Key West for a bit of Navy Special and I bet you
know what's up
25, 1968 - You guessed it - REFRESHER TRAINING or how to sweat while you
are bored in lovely GITMO
25, 1968 - You should get a medal for this - Christmas and GITMO Harbor
Patrol all night - Santa never made it!
and we spent the rest of the year sweating and waiting for Fidel to come
over the fence