Tom Weiss grew up in Michigan and was of age during the Vietnam War. He joined the Navy like his Dad before him. After joining, he missed Woodstock (too tired, his buddies went), failed his electronic tech school but kept on going. He ended up on the submarine the USS Gurnard and received his dolphins a few days before he was discharged. Those dolphins sit on his law office desk, one of his greatest achievements.
Mark Carter spent 20 years stalking submarines in an airplane. But, like his dad before him, he loved submarines and was made an honorary submariner after spending a week on board a sub standing a sonar tech watch.
Dana McIntosh continues his interview and discusses a water in the people tank problem and what it is like being an ex submariner.
Dana McIntosh grew up with a Navy chief, World War II submariner. Dana went the officer root and ended up in an interesting interview with Adm Rickover.
Bill’s 88 year old Mom discusses family, meeting her husband, packing parachutes in WW2 and her impressions of a sub. She also tells Bill her favorite podcast episode.
Ed Andre started out in a divorced family spread out between two states. He joined the Navy and became a Fire Control Technician Ballistic (FTB) and the rest is history.
Checkout his business: http://www.brevardtechsolutions.com/
Kevin Stewart cut one too many lawns and joined the Navy just before September 11th. He learned to navigate the ship and cut the captain’s hair in rough seas.
Jeff O’Donnell has his PhD now, but he was once a lowly reactor operator on a boat without a reactor. He served along with Bill Nowicki, Rory Buchanan, Bob Burchfield and the rest of the crew of the Minneapolis St. Paul.
Steve Hallquist loves everything submarines. He shares some of his many stories from his time aboard submarines during the height of the Cold War including his encounter with a KGB agent.