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Ed Clark Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 141
Dates: August 16, 2017

John J. Ekelund Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 127
Dates: March 15, 2017

Lance Nowland Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 119
Scope and Contents Lance Nowland served on Growler as a missile technician second class from 1959 to 1962. He began his interview by recalling his decision to join the Navy and stating that he was in the Coast Guard Reserve while in high school. Nowland then continued, noting boot camp, as well as Temporary Active Duty at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington DC, before stating that he attended guided missilman A school in Dam Neck, VA. The topic of guided missileman A school then led to a discussion on the...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Lawrence Glacy Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 152
Dates: November 28, 2017

Uel W. Smith Oral History

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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...
Dates: September 14, 2016