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Ekelund, John J.



  • Existence: January 19, 1928


June 1945 - June 1949
US Naval Academy
June 1958
Start Date of Service Aboard Growler
June 1961
End Date of Service Aboard Growler
Retired from Navy

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Uel W. Smith Oral History

Identifier: OHP 113
Scope and Contents Uel Smith served aboard Growler as a seaman from 1958 to 1960. Smith began his interview by discussing the first time he saw Growler and explaining how he came to serve aboard Growler. He then backtracked and stated that he joined the Navy with a group of friends from Missouri when he was 17 years old. Smith continued, noting that he attended boot camp in Bainbridge, Maryland, and sub school in New London, CT. He described the submarine specific training he received, such as exercises involving...