I, your Web Master, James R. Santos, ex-TM2(SS), USNR. I am a Life Member of the Torpedoman's Association.
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Patch from my Fleet ASW School, San Diego, CA 1966
Qualified in Submarines on USS Diodon (SS-349) under the Yellow Sea on August 15, 1967
Your Web-Master then in 1969, TM2(SS) USN Submarine Reserve
The photo above was taken, as I recall, on board one of those covered Coaxain's Boats (1969, as TM2(SS), USNR).
This was just after I had completed a week end working in the Torpedo Shop on the Sub Tender USS Sperry or USS Nereus.
Another Reservist from my Submarine Reserve Unit 12-9, TM2(SS) Gus Ruiz, snapped this photo. He has since passed away. He was a photographer by trade, as I recall.
TM2(SS) Gus Ruiz has since passed away
Sailor Rest Your Oar
May He Rest In Peace
He took the photo as we were returning to shore from the tender, which was moored out in the water at Fort Roscans, Ballast Point Submarine Base, San Diego, California.
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1968 to 1971