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To: Dbdaily

Thank you for your post FRiend. Were is not for a change out from the Wahoo at Midway on its last patrol-— would not be here nor any of my family. Survivor of one of two greatest casualty rate units of WWII— the US Submarine Service ( and... the Eighth Army Air Force). 50% human loss.

Brave, smart commanders and sailors.

Active members until their deaths, in the US SubVets (original), and last ran into Billy Grieves (I think) at KingsBay Memorial tolling many years back- included nuke tours and a short run submerged. Silent Service. On Eternal Patrol.

God Bless You, FRiend.
Sorry, am tearing up over their memory. Posting a marvelous song sent me by a musical friend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EKhSa9wRD4

We run along easy at periscope depth
Sun dappling through clear water
So went the dream of the drowned submariner
Far away from the slaughter

Your hair is a strawflower that sings in the sun
My darling, my beautiful daughter
So went the dream of the drowned submariner
Cast away on the water

From down in the vault, down in the grave
Reaching up to the light on the waves

So she did run to him over the grass
She fell in his arms and he caught her
So went the dream of the drowned submariner
Far away on the water
Far away on the water


2 posted on 06/12/2020 9:44:57 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

Thank You Sir. I will give that a listen. I would of loved to Met Billy Grieves. I’m a Cold war Boomer Sub Sailor. Hope you enjoyed the audio presentation.


3 posted on 06/12/2020 9:48:49 AM PDT by Dbdaily
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