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At random: In their history, submarines were called by many names such as 'eel boats', 'plunging boats', 'devil divers', and 'pig boats'. Technically, and by size, the submarine is a ship, but it has been called a boat since its earliest days, and the term is steeped in tradition. Submariners almost invariably call their ships 'boats".
GEORGE HEROLD
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Posted 2008-03-26 8:24 AM (#14300)
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Subject: GEORGE HEROLD

During the summer of 1941 I was finishing up Boot Camp at NEWPORT RI. From the parade grounds you could always see several ships at anchor out in the bay. Once in a while a submarine could be seen. At first sight I was hooked. No sooner than I had written home of my intention, than the USS O-9 is lost with all hands just off Portsmouth NH. Naturally, the family is upset as the USS SQUALUS had gone down losing half her crew in 1939. But I was a headstrong, wise-ass 17 yr old, and that was that. Twelve months later, during June of 1942, the USS S27, my ship, is lost due to a bad situation and not as a result of enemy action. We survive on a deserted island, for six days, close to the big Japanese base at KISKA prior to being rescued by our own forces. My family would learn nothing of this until my next leave in August of 1943. This is one of my stories and I'm sticking to it. - George J.Herold, ex-SM1C(SS), U.S.NAVY, 1941/1949
MAD DOG
Posted 2008-04-07 2:21 AM (#14720 - in reply to #14300)


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Subject: RE: GEORGE HEROLD

Great story,George.
HAND SALUTE........TO....................and THANKS!
Flapper
Posted 2008-04-21 3:54 PM (#15216 - in reply to #14720)


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Subject: RE: GEORGE HEROLD

I'll second that notion, George! Thankyou for your service!
Lee Davenport
Posted 2009-03-14 11:24 AM (#24996 - in reply to #14300)
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Subject: RE: GEORGE HEROLD

George, my friend. As many E-mails as we have exchanged, I didn't know about that.
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