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Identifier: OHP 142
Scope and Contents Jack Gabler served aboard Growler as a sonarman third class from 1963 to 1964. He began his interview by stating that he had initially planned to become a veterinarian, however he explained how a turn of events and a chance meeting with a Navy recruiter resulted in him joining the Navy. Gabler then discussed boot camp, which he described as a “real eye awakening moment.” He also recounted his introduction to the submarine service, stating that submarines sailors came to speak with the recruits...
Overview The Jack Gabler papers contain a newspaper clipping, three envelopes, and two letters from Gabler's time aboard USS Growler. Jack Gabler served on board USS Growler as a sonarman third class (SO3) from June 1963 through April 1964, just after the submarine was decommissioned.