Fred T. Needham (FTN) joined the nuclear Navy way back and saw a lot of changes over the years. He met his wife and got engaged in a week. After 30 years of service he was forced to retire. Fred talks about the FTN fan club, why submarines are the best, and what he thinks about women on submarines.
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David Helms grew up in a large family in Nebraska. Being a ballistic missile submarine sailor was his dream since he was in the 6th grade. He got his chance after almost failing out — twice. Then the real adventures began, eating shark shot by a machine gun and surviving a crash dive after a shipmate lost it. All in a day’s work.