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SSN 661 Images

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Reese Rickards, QM3(SS)
USS Lapon Piping Tab - Aft.
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USS Lapon Piping Tab - Stern.
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This was a booklet I suppose we gave to tourists, though I never recall handing one out.
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This is the front side of my Qual card. Several items have a red line through them. That was the result of the Qual Card Book disapearance! We all had an idea who might have deep sixed it, but no one every went to mast!
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Back of Qual card.
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The following are pictures taken during the summer of 73 Med run.
I had a Polaroid camera, and the pictures have lost some crispness over time.
Lapon earned a NUC for operations during the Yom Kippor war during this deployment!

Rick Ryder QM2(SS) astride what ever sonar array that was....
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My Bunk in the 22 man bunk room (lower aft port).
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This is along side the tender. I don't recall the name of the sailor.
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Me, Myself and I on the Bow.
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This is a photo of Rodney Bruce Harrington. It was taken topside in June of 73. He was from "The Land Between The Lakes" in Kentucky, and drove an old Yellow Barracuda.
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A little blurry to be sure. This was taken outside the enlisted club on La Mad. The subject is Bob Mclaughlin. The note on the back of the picture says "Bob doing his Wolfman Jack."
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Outside the enlisted club in La Mad. This is Tom Kenney. The caption on the back reads "Hack." Maybe that's a nickname I've forgotten. He was from Connecticut and had a great New England accent.
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This is Terry Pinner. You can see the tender and the boat behind him. I recall that he had a great red Mustang muscle car, and that one of the guys wrapped it around a phone pole for him.
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From left to right, Harrington, Kenney, and (?) Tate. Tate was a wardroom steward. This was taken in June of 73 from the basketball court outside the enlisted club.
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