The Pacific seems to have controlled his destiny. First ship was SAN FRANCISCO (CA38) based in Pearl Harbor. Had the duty on Sunday, December 7th. Transferred to submarines and made eight war patrols. Subsequent sea duty tours, all in the Pacific: C.O. RONQUIL (SS396); ROGERS (DDR876); Submarine Division 71; POLLUX (AKS-1); and SAINT PAUL (CA73).
Shore duty on the staff, Submarine School, New London; a tour in BuPers; Naval War College -- first as a student and seven years later on the staff; U.S. Forces Japan staff; C.O. Recruit Training Command, San Diego and a final tour as Commander, Naval Training Center, San Diego - a wonderful way to exit after thirty equally wonderful years.