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« on: September 25, 2008, 01:32:38 AM »

To all my fellow NQP's here's a word of advice from a guy who gave the word, "Dink," a new meaning.

Go here:  (cut and paste it if it doesn't, 'click.')

It's, "Olgoat,"  Ray Stone's site and he's the baddest, meanest COB in the Navy.   laugh   In there you will find the BEST collections of DBF short stories that exist - all written by Bob, "Dex," Armstrong who made the rank of E-3 Torpedoman into an art-form.

Studying the boat is learning about the most lethal submersable, Swiss-watch that American genius ever created - before Rickover invented the moonbeam-powered submarine.  If you are a newbie NQP you ought to learn about the raghats who lived inside the people-tube because then, and only then, will you have the full picture of what a boat is.  Dex's stories are more than the guys because you will also find one hell of a lot of boat-lore and technical knowledge.

For instance, Darrin guessed that I learned about how to hunt seagulls with a CO2 extinguisher from a DBF'er - yep -  It was Dex!  4 Krispy Kremes to that sailor.  I also learned that St. Thelma was the Patron Saint of Pier-22 and that Bell's was a great bar where ladies had tattoos and knuckle-dusters and some, for a fee, would educate young bubblesheads about the joys of athletic romance!  It was also Dex who told me that, "Bubbles," was the Goddess of the Main Induction!....  and much-much-more.

OK.  Going to read some posts and try and learn something.  Cheers and beers to all of you!

Hairy the Horrible
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